Patents by Inventor Kazuo Uehara

Kazuo Uehara 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: 5927073
    Abstract: The present invention is an electric hydraulic hybrid motor which can be made smaller in size and can provide excellent performance. To this end, a hydraulic pump (20) and a hydraulic motor (60) are respectively placed inwardly of the stator (12) of an electric motor (10) and the rotor (14) of the electric motor (10), and the hydraulic pump (20) includes a cylinder block (21) for the pump and a plunger (23) for the pump which are adapted to rotate together with the rotor (14), and the hydraulic motor (60) includes a cylinder block (61) for the motor and a plunger (23a) for the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Ishizaki, Kazuo Uehara, Hiromasa Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5877577
    Abstract: The present invention is an electric hydraulic hybrid motor, a control device, and a control method for the same motor, which is small in size and simple in construction, which can be equal horsepower controlled or torque limiter controlled when required. To this end, an electric hybrid motor includes a cylinder block (21), provided for common use by a hydraulic pump (20) and by a hydraulic motor (50) and rotated integrally with a rotor (14); a number of plungers (23), provided for the hydraulic pump (20) and rotated integrally with the rotor (14); a number of plungers (23a), provided for the hydraulic motor (50); a variable swash plate control device (33), for setting the discharge rate from the hydraulic pump (20); a swash plate setting device (56), for setting the discharge rate from the hydraulic motor (50); and a case (11) in which these constituent members are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Ishizaki, Kazuo Uehara, Hiromasa Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5845678
    Abstract: A direction control valve is formed by providing a main spool for establishing and blocking communication between an inlet port, first and second actuator ports and first and second tank ports. A pressure compensation valve comprising a check valve portion and pressure reduction portion is provided for compensating the pressurized fluid with a load pressure and supplying it to the inlet port. A plurality of valve blocks are connected to each other with respective first and second tank ports and respective pump ports in fluid communication. A pump port of one of the valve blocks is connected to a main inlet port, and a tank port of one of the valve blocks is connected to a main tank port. Thus, a hydraulic circuit for distributing a pressurized fluid from a single hydraulic pump to a plurality of actuators is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Ishihama, Kazunori Ikei, Kazuo Uehara
  • Patent number: 5784885
    Abstract: A direction control valve is formed by providing a main spool for establishing and blocking communication between an inlet port, first and second actuator ports and first and second tank ports. A pressure compensation valve comprising a check valve portion and pressure reduction portions is provided for compensating the pressurized fluid with a load pressure and supplying it to the inlet port. A plurality of valve blocks are connected with communicating respective first and second tank ports and respective pump ports, and either one of pump port is connected to a main port. In either case, the pump port is connected to the main input port to any one of the first and second tank ports is connected to the main tank port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Ishihama, Kazunori Ikei, Kazuo Uehara
  • Patent number: 5651390
    Abstract: A direction control valve is formed by providing a main spool for establishing and blocking communication between an inlet port, first and second actuator ports and first and second tank ports. A pressure compensation valve comprising a check valve portion and pressure reduction portion is provided for compensating the pressurized fluid with a load pressure and supplying it to the inlet port. A plurality of valve blocks are connected to each other with respective first and second tank ports and respective pump ports in fluid communication. A pump port of one of the valve blocks is connected to a main inlet port, and a tank port of one of the valve blocks is connected to a main tank port. Thus, a hydraulic circuit for distributing a pressurized fluid from a single hydraulic pump to a plurality of actuators is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Ishihama, Kazunori Ikei, Kazuo Uehara
  • Patent number: 5255705
    Abstract: A pressure control system in which a pressure in a back pressure chamber of a flow control valve is controlled according to a throttle opening of a pilot valve to locate stationary the valve body of the flow control valve at a position corresponding to the throttle opening of the pilot valve. In the system, a fixed throttle is provided in an oil passage extended to the back pressure chamber of the flow control valve, thereby applying a dampering action to the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuo Uehara, Tadao Karakama, Sadao Nunotani, Naoki Ishizaki, Masayuki Tanaami
  • Patent number: 5253672
    Abstract: A pressure control system in which a pressure in a back pressure chamber of a flow control valve is controlled according to a throttle opening of a pilot valve to locate stationary the valve body of the flow control valve at a position corresponding to the throttle opening of the pilot valve. In the system, a fixed throttle is provided in an oil passage extended to the back pressure chamber of the flow control valve, thereby applying a dampering action to the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuo Uehara, Tadao Karakama, Sadao Nunotani, Naoki Ishizaki, Masayuki Tanaami
  • Patent number: 5188147
    Abstract: A pressure compensating type hydraulic valve wherein a pressure compensation can be made according to the movement of the movable portion of a hydraulic actuator, and the movable portion of the actuator can be stopped against load pressure when it is located at its neutral position. This pressure compensating type hydraulic valve is arranged such that a spool (24) is moved in a valve hole (16) so as to allow a first actuating port (21) and a second actuating port (22) connected with pressure receiving chambers (13.sub.1, 13.sub.2), respectively, defined on both sides of a movable portion (13.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Shirai, Kazuo Uehara, Koichi Morita, Takahide Takiguchi, Naoki Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 4646622
    Abstract: A hydraulic control apparatus has at least two meter-in and two meter-out poppet valves. In order to be compact and deal with a great flow rate, the apparatus is arranged such that a pair of meter-in poppet valves and load check valves are located in an upper horizontal plane, a pair of meter-out poppet valves and solenoid-actuated pilot valves are located in a lower horizontal plane, and a pair of a pilot valve associated with the meter-out poppet valve and a reducing valve associated with the meter-in poppet valve are located in a middle horizontal plane and are respectively disposed in opposed relationship to each other, and the load check valve is vertically located in parallel relationship with the meter-out poppet valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Naoki Ishizaki, Sadao Nunotani, Tatsumi Tada, Kazuo Uehara, Shuki Akushicki
  • Patent number: 4549466
    Abstract: The known swash plate type oil hydraulic piston pump is improved in that three delivery slots each extending over an angular distance of about 60.degree. are formed in a valve plate along one circumference concentric with a rotary cylinder block at an angular interval of 60.degree. and the number of piston-cylinder units provided in the cylinder block is chosen to be a multiple of 6. Pressurized oil delivered through a center delivery slot is fed to one hydraulic actuator, and pressurized oil delivered through the delivery slots on the opposite sides of the center delivery slot is jointly fed to the other hydraulic actuator, whereby variations of flow rates of the pressurized oil fed to the respective hydraulic actuators can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kenzo Hoashi, Kazuo Uehara
  • Patent number: 4517800
    Abstract: A control system has two fixed-displacement pumps for supplying pressurized fluid to a pair of steering cylinders via a steering valve and to a pair of implement cylinders via an implement valve. Connected next to the pumps is a demand valve which is pilot operated to deliver to the steering cylinder pair the pressurized fluid from only one pump upon slight displacement of the steering valve and the pressurized fluid from both pumps upon greater displacement of the steering valve. The demand valve is further pilot operated to deliver to the implement cylinder pair the pressurized fluid from only one pump when the implement valve is actuated in a direction to lower the implement assembly, and the pressurized fluid from both pumps when the implement valve is actuated in a direction to raise the implement assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Tadao Karakama, Kazuo Uehara
  • Patent number: 4473090
    Abstract: All but the circle drive motor of the implement actuators of a motor grader are divided into two groups each consisting of those which need not be operated simultaneously. The power system has three fixed displacement pumps for driving the circle drive motor via a circle control valve and the two implement actuator groups via respective implement control valve arrangements of carry-over parallel configurations. One of the pumps is connected to the two implement control valve arrangements via a restriction and a flow divider. A first demand valve controls communication between the other two pumps and the implement control valve arrangements in response to the pressure differential across the restriction, maintaining constant fluid flow to the valve arrangements regardless of engine speed or the loads on the implement actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuo Uehara, Kiyoshi Shirai
  • Patent number: 4420937
    Abstract: A hydraulic circuit for a so called feathering control of a variable displacement pump in which displacement of the variable displacement pump is controlled to a minimum when every actuator in a system is not in operation thereby keeping a power loss to a minimum. The hydraulic circuit includes a jet flow sensor for detecting a dynamic pressure of fluid. The jet flow sensor is disposed in a circuit for connecting a system pressure line to a reservoir and is adapted to convert static pressure of the fluid to dynamic pressure thereof. This detected dynamic pressure is introduced into a servo mechanism for the variable displacement pump for effecting feathering control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1983
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Toshihiro Naruse, Kazuo Uehara, Hideaki Saito
  • Patent number: 4306488
    Abstract: A pressure-compensated directional control valve assembly suitable for use in hydraulic power steering systems of off-highway working vehicles. The valve assembly integrally comprises a control valve for controlling communication between two engine-driven pumps and a steering cylinder, and a pressure compensator valve for controlling the fluid pressure delivered from the pumps to the control valve. Constantly comparing its outgoing fluid pressure with the fluid pressure at control ports of the control valve, the pressure compensator valve delivers to the control valve the pressurized fluid from one or both of the pumps. Any excess of the pressurized fluid is directed from the pressure compensator valve to, for example, an implement hoist cylinder of the work vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventor: Kazuo Uehara
  • Patent number: 4248573
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system for a variable displacement pump, comprising a prime mover for driving the variable displacement pump, a fixed displacement pilot pump driven by the common prime mover, a pressure compensating valve connected to the pilot pump and the variable displacement pump, a cut-off control valve connected to the pressure compensating valve and the variable displacement pump, and a servo booster connected to the cut-off control valve and the pilot pump for controlling the displacement of the variable displacement pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1981
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuo Uehara, Hideaki Tohma, Yoshito Sato
  • Patent number: 4248574
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system for variable displacement pumps, comprising at least two variable displacement pumps, a prime mover for driving the variable displacement pumps, a fixed displacement pilot pump driven by the common prime mover, a pressure compensating valve comprising a two-stage proportional pressure reducing valve and a negative proportional pressure reducing valve, the pressure compensating valve being connected to the variable displacement pumps and the fixed displacement pilot pump, and at least two servo boosters each being mechanically connected to the respective variable displacement pumps for controlling the displacement therefrom, the servo boosters being connected to the fixed displacement pilot pump and the pressure compensating valve and controlled thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1981
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuo Uehara, Hideaki Tohma, Yoshito Sato
  • Patent number: 4245962
    Abstract: A displacement control system for a variable displacement pump comprising a charge pump; a cut-off control valve connected to the charge pump, the cut-off control valve including a valve body having a first and a second pump ports and an outlet port formed therein, the first pump port being connected to the charge pump and the second pump port being connected to the variable displacement pump, a sleeve mounted within the valve body, a pin slidably mounted within the sleeve, a spool slidably mounted within the sleeve, a cylindrical cap member fixedly secured to the valve body defining a spring chamber therein, and a spring disposed within the spring chamber for urging the spool toward connecting the first pump port with the outlet port; and a servo booster connected to the outlet port for controlling the displacement of the variable displacement pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuo Uehara, Hideaki Toma, Yoshito Sato
  • Patent number: 4244678
    Abstract: A displacement control system for a variable displacement pump comprising a charge pump; a first and a second actuators connected in parallel to the variable displacement pump; a cut-off control valve connected to the charge pump, the cut-off control valve including a valve body having a first and a second pump ports, a pressure port and an outlet port formed therein, the first pump port being connected to the charge pump, the second pump port being connected to the variable displacement pump and the pressure port being connected to the first actuator, a sleeve mounted within the valve body, a first and a second pins slidably mounted within the sleeve, a spool slidably mounted within the sleeve, a cylindrical cap member fixedly secured to the valve body defining a spring chamber therein, and a spring disposed within the spring chamber for urging the spool toward connecting the first pump port with the outlet port; and a servo booster connected to the outlet port for controlling the displacement of the variabl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuo Uehara, Hideaki Toma, Yoshito Sato
  • Patent number: 4203712
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system for adjusting the displacement of a variable displacement pump or pumps as dictated by pump output pressure and input speed. Driven by the same prime mover as the pump or pumps is a charging pump which communicates with a restrictor adapted to create a differential in the output fluid pressure therefrom, which pressure differential is sensed by a sensing valve for providing a corresponding output fluid pressure. Servo control means provided to the variable displacement pump or pumps communicates with both the restrictor and the sensing valve for adjusting the pump displacement in response to the fluid pressures delivered therefrom. A flow metering valve assembly is connected in a bypass around the restrictor to permit the passage therethrough of the charging pump output fluid at a rate metered in accordance with the variable displacement pump output pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventor: Kazuo Uehara
  • Patent number: 4152896
    Abstract: A control system for a variable displacement pump which powers a load actuator via a selector valve and which has its displacement varied by a pump actuator of the single-acting type. The system includes a load-sensing control valve for selectively communicating the pump actuator with a pressurized fluid source or with a fluid drain in accordance with a differential between the sum of the pump output pressure and the pump actuator pressure and the sum of the load actuator pressure and the force of a spring. Also included is a normally open, cutoff control valve, connected serially with the load-sensing control valve, for placing the pump actuator in communication with a fluid drain in response to the sum of the pump output pressure and pump actuator pressure acting against the force of a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: Kabushika Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Hideaki Tohma, Kazuo Uehara