Patents by Inventor Isao Kurihara

Isao Kurihara has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10087389
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition containing a lubricating base oil and on the basis of the total mass of the composition, (A) a boron-containing ashless dispersant in an amount of 100 to 500 ppm by mass as boron, (B) a phosphorous additive in an amount of 300 to 800 ppm by mass as phosphorus, (C) an amide- and/or imide-based friction modifier in an amount of 1 to 4 percent by mass, and (D) an alkali metal- and/or alkaline earth metal-based detergent in an amount of 100 to 300 ppm by mass as metal, and having a 40° C. kinematic viscosity of 30 mm2/s or lower is provided. The lubricating oil composition, which has a low viscosity to improve fuel efficiency, also has superior anti-wear, anti-seizure, and anti-shattering properties, even when the composition is degraded by oxidation or by the elution of compounds from sealing materials after long term use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Matsuki, Go Tatsumi, Hironori Isoh, Isao Kurihara, Masaaki Itou
  • Publication number: 20170198234
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition containing a lubricating base oil and on the basis of the total mass of the composition, (A) a boron-containing ashless dispersant in an amount of 100 to 500 ppm by mass as boron, (B) a phosphorous additive in an amount of 300 to 800 ppm by mass as phosphorus, (C) an amide- and/or imide-based friction modifier in an amount of 1 to 4 percent by mass, and (D) an alkali metal- and/or alkaline earth metal-based detergent in an amount of 100 to 300 ppm by mass as metal, and having a 40° C. kinematic viscosity of 30 mm2/s or lower is provided. The lubricating oil composition, which has a low viscosity to improve fuel efficiency, also has superior anti-wear, anti-seizure, and anti-shattering properties, even when the composition is degraded by oxidation or by the elution of compounds from sealing materials after long term use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicants: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo MATSUKI, Go TATSUMI, Hironori ISOH, Isao KURIHARA, Masaaki ITOU
  • Patent number: 8415283
    Abstract: The invention provides lubricant compositions for diesel engines having a regenerative DPF, which prolong life of the DPF by inhibiting accumulation of components depositable on DPF inner walls, diesel engine systems having a regenerative DPF with prolonged life, and a method for inhibiting accumulation of components depositing on the DPF in the system. The present composition is for diesel engines having a regenerative DPF and running on diesel fuel with <10 mass ppm sulfur, contains a base oil and additives including (A) metal detergent, (B) ashless dispersant, and (C) phosphorus-based anti-wear agent, and satisfies the conditions of a sulfated ash content of 0.4-2 mass %, an atomic ratio of metal from component (A) to the total phosphorus of 0.2-3, an atomic ratio of the total boron to metal from component (A) of 0.2-2, and an atomic ratio of the total sulfur to metal from component (A) of 0-4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: Nippon Oil Corporation, Japan Petroleum Energy Center
    Inventors: Isao Kurihara, Mineo Kagaya
  • Publication number: 20110190183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lubricating oil composition having a low traction coefficient that can reduce the friction between parts such as gear teeth surfaces, exposed to elastohydrodynamic lubrication conditions to attain energy saving properties and high efficiency, suitable for use in manual, automatic and continuously variable transmissions of automobiles or industrial gear systems. The low traction coefficient lubricating oil composition comprises a lubricating base oil containing (A) a partial ester of a polyhydric alcohol and a carboxylic acid in an amount of 0.1 to 80 percent by mass on the basis of the total mass of the base oil and having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 1 to 15 mm2/s, the composition having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 1 to 20 mm2/s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroya Miyamoto, Isao Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20100147238
    Abstract: The invention provides lubricant compositions for diesel engines having a regenerative DPF, which prolong life of the DPF by inhibiting accumulation of components depositable on DPF inner walls, diesel engine systems having a regenerative DPF with prolonged life, and a method for inhibiting accumulation of components depositing on the DPF in the system. The present composition is for diesel engines having a regenerative DPF and running on diesel fuel with <10 mass ppm sulfur, contains a base oil and additives including (A) metal detergent, (B) ashless dispersant, and (C) phosphorus-based anti-wear agent, and satisfies the conditions of a sulfated ash content of 0.4-2 mass %, an atomic ratio of metal from component (A) to the total phosphorus of 0.2-3, an atomic ratio of the total boron to metal from component (A) of 0.2-2, and an atomic ratio of the total sulfur to metal from component (A) of 0-4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicants: NIPPON OIL CORPORATION, JAPAN PETROLEUM ENERGY CENTER
    Inventors: Isao KURIHARA, Mineo Kagaya
  • Patent number: 7612025
    Abstract: Low sulfur lubricating oil compositions are provided which are extremely excellent in anti-wear properties for the valve train system of an internal combustion engine and are also excellent in long-drain properties, and thus is suitable for used in an internal combustion engine. The lubricating oil compositions comprises a lubricating base oil, (A) a specific alkali metal or alkaline earth metal salicylate and/or an overbased or basic salt of the salicylate, (B) a phosphorus-containing anti-wear agent, (C) an ashless dispersant, and (D) an ashless anti-oxidant, as the essential components, and contains boron in an amount of 0.01 to 0.15 percent by mass and sulfur in a total amount of 0.3 percent by mass or less, based on the total mass of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Nippon Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Kurihara, Kazuhiro Yagishita, Shouzaburou Konishi
  • Publication number: 20070179070
    Abstract: The invention provides lubricant compositions for diesel engines having a regenerative DPF, which prolong life of the DPF by inhibiting accumulation of components depositable on DPF inner walls, diesel engine system shaving a regenerative DPF with prolonged life, and a method for inhibiting accumulation of components depositing on the DPF in the system. The present composition is for diesel engines having a regenerative DPF and running on diesel fuel with <10 mass ppm sulfur, contains a base oil and additives including (A) metal detergent, (B) ashless dispersant, and (C) phosphorus-based anti-wear agent, and satisfies the conditions of a sulfated ash content of 0.4-2 mass %, an atomic ratio of metal from component (A) to the total phosphorus of 0.2-3, an atomic ratio of the total boron to metal from component (A) of 0.2-2, and an atomic ratio of the total sulfur to metal from component (A) of 0-4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Isao Kurihara, Mineo Kagaya
  • Publication number: 20060270567
    Abstract: Low sulfur lubricating oil compositions are provided which are extremely excellent in anti-wear properties for the valve train system of an internal combustion engine and are also excellent in long-drain properties, and thus is suitable for used in an internal combustion engine. The lubricating oil compositions comprises a lubricating base oil, (A) a specific alkali metal or alkaline earth metal salicylate and/or an overbased or basic salt of the salicylate, (B) a phosphorus-containing anti-wear agent, (C) an ashless dispersant, and (D) an ashless anti-oxidant, as the essential components, and contains boron in an amount of 0.01 to 0.15 percent by mass and sulfur in a total amount of 0.3 percent by mass or less, based on the total mass of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: NIPPON OIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao KURIHARA, Kazuhiro YAGISHITA, Shouzaburou KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20040176260
    Abstract: Lubricating oil compositions for internal combustion engines comprises a mineral and/or synthetic base oil, (A) a succinimide-based ashless dispersant in an amount of 0.08 to 0.40 percent by mass in terms of nitrogen, (B) a metallic detergent in an amount of 0.06 to 0.22 percent by mass in terms of metal element, (C) a zinc secondary alkyldithiophosphate in an amount of 0.04 to 0.08 percent by mass in terms of phosphorus, and (D) a phosphorus-containing ashless anti-wear agent in an amount of 0.01 to 0.04 percent by mass in terms of phosphorus and contains sulfated ashes derived from the metal elements in the composition in an amount of 0.3 to 1.0 percent by mass. The lubricating oil compositions are excellent in anti-wear properties and high-temperature detergency although they are decreased in ash content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: Nippon Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Shirahama, Yasuhisa Yamada, Isao Kurihara
  • Patent number: 6704386
    Abstract: A fuel channel box manufacturing method processes a fuel channel box of a zirconium-base alloy by a beta-quench treatment that heats the fuel channel box by a heating coil. The distance between the heating coil and the opposite walls of the fuel channel box is controlled so that temperature differences between the opposite walls of the fuel channel box are reduced. The fuel channel box of a zirconium-base alloy is heated at a temperature in a temperature range including &bgr;-phase temperatures so that temperature difference between the opposite walls is 50° C. or below. The fuel channel box manufacturing method is capable of manufacturing a fuel channel box that is not subject to significant irradiated bow even if a deflection is produced therein originally when the same is manufactured and of manufacturing the fuel channel box at a high production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Nakayama, Takehiro Seto, Tatsuo Seki, Isao Kurihara
  • Patent number: 6642189
    Abstract: Engine oil compositions are provided containing (A) a lubricating base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 3 to 6 mm2/S, a viscosity index of 120 or more, and a total aromatic content of 5 percent by mass or less and (B) a polymethacrylate-based viscosity index improver, preferably having a weight average molecular weight of 180,000 or more, (A) and (B) being blended in such an amount that the composition has a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 4.0 to 9.3 mm2/s. The engine oil compositions may also contain a molybdenumdithiocarbamate, as well as one or more other engine oil additives. The engine oil compositions preferably have a high-temperature, high shear viscosity at 150° C. of 2.4 to 2.7 mPa·s, a NOACK evaporation loss of 16 percent by mass or less, and a CCS viscosity at −25° C. of 3500 mPa·s or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Mitsubishi Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Kurihara, Jinichi Igarashi, Kiyoshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20030162673
    Abstract: Engine oil compositions are provided containing (A) a lubricating base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 3 to 6 mm2/S, a viscosity index of 120 or more, and a total aromatic content of 5 percent by mass or less and (B) a polymethacrylate-based viscosity index improver, preferably having a weight average molecular weight of 180,000 or more, (A) and (B) being blended in such an amount that the composition has a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 4.0 to 9.3 mm2/s. The engine oil compositions may also contain a molybdenumdithiocarbamate, as well as one or more other engine oil additives. The engine oil compositions preferably have a high temperature, high shear viscosity at 150° C. of 2.4 to 2.7 mPa·s, a NOACK evaporation loss of 16 percent by mass or less, and a CCS viscosity at −25° C. of 3500 mPa·s or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Applicant: Nippon Mitsubishi Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Kurihara, Jinichi Igarashi, Kiyoshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20030053582
    Abstract: A fuel channel box manufacturing method processes a fuel channel box of a zirconium-base alloy by a beta-quench treatment that heats the fuel channel box by a heating coil. The distance between the heating coil and the opposite walls of the fuel channel box is controlled so that temperature differences between the opposite walls of the fuel channel box are reduced. The fuel channel box of a zirconium-base alloy is heated at a temperature in a temperature range including &bgr;-phase temperatures so that temperature difference between the opposite walls is 50° C. or below. The fuel channel box manufacturing method is capable of manufacturing a fuel channel box that is not subject to significant irradiated bow even if a deflection is produced therein originally when the same is manufactured and of manufacturing the fuel channel box at a high production efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Nakayama, Takehiro Seto, Tatsuo Seki, Isao Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20010050968
    Abstract: A fuel channel box manufacturing method processes a fuel channel box of a zirconium-base alloy by a beta-quench treatment that heats the fuel channel box by a heating coil. The distance between the heating coil and the opposite walls of the fuel channel box is controlled so that temperature differences between the opposite walls of the fuel channel box are reduced. The fuel channel box of a zirconium-base alloy is heated at a temperature in a temperature range including P-phase temperatures so that temperature difference between the opposite walls is 50° C. or below. The fuel channel box manufacturing method is capable of manufacturing a fuel channel box that is not subject to significant irradiated bow even if a deflection is produced therein originally when the same is manufactured and of manufacturing the fuel channel box at a high production efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Nakayama, Takehiro Seto, Tatsuo Seki, Isao Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20010027169
    Abstract: Engine oil compositions comprise (A) a lubricating base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 2 to 6 mm2/S, a viscosity index of 120 or more, and a total aromatics content of 15 percent by mass or less and (B) a polymethacrylate-based viscosity index improver in such an amount that the composition has a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 4.0 to 9.3 mm2/s. Disclosed are also engine oil compositions which comprise (A) a lubricating base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 2 to 6 mm2/S, a viscosity index of 120 or more, and a total aromatics content of 15 percent by mass or less; (B) a polymethacrylate-based viscosity index improver in such an amount that the composition has a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 4.0 to 9.3 mm2/s; and (C) molybdenumdithiocarbamate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Applicant: Nippon Mitsubishi Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Kurihara, Jinichi Igarashi, Kiyoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: D243318
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Kurihara