Patents by Inventor Keigo Ikezoe

Keigo Ikezoe 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: 11984726
    Abstract: A charge/discharge control method for a charge/discharge element includes receiving a request value (Pfr) of a frequency adjustment capacity according to a system frequency (f) of an electric power system (10) based on a priority degree (?) and the request value (Pfr) being received, the priority degree indicating a degree at which charging or discharging of an own element (EV1) is prioritized over charging or discharging of another charge/discharge element (EV2, EV3, . . . ), correcting the output property to increase an upper limit value or a lower limit value of an output range as the priority degree (?) is higher, and performing charging or discharging with an output determined based on a deviation (?f) between the system frequency (f) measured at a connection end to the electric power system (10) and a reference frequency (fref) of the electric power system (10) and the output property after the correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Kenta Suzuki, Keigo Ikezoe, Kensuke Murai
  • Publication number: 20240116378
    Abstract: A charge-discharge control system according to an aspect of the present invention is a charge-discharge control system in which each of a plurality of charge-discharge elements autonomously controls charging-discharging, and the charge-discharge control system includes: an external control device that broadcasts a control signal to the charge-discharge elements that perform charging-discharging; and an authentication device that permits charging-discharging of each of the charge-discharge elements. The charge-discharge elements having received the control signal transmit, to the authentication device, a permission request signal for requesting permission for charging-discharging, which is based on the received control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Keigo IKEZOE, Kenta SUZUKI, Kensuke MURAI
  • Publication number: 20240120742
    Abstract: A charge/discharge control method for a charge/discharge element includes receiving a request value (Pfr) of a frequency adjustment capacity according to a system frequency (f) of an electric power system (10) based on a priority degree (?) and the request value (Pfr) being received, the priority degree indicating a degree at which charging or discharging of an own element (EV1) is prioritized over charging or discharging of another charge/discharge element (EV2, EV3, . . . ), correcting the output property to increase an upper limit value or a lower limit value of an output range as the priority degree (?) is higher, and performing charging or discharging with an output determined based on a deviation (?f) between the system frequency (f) measured at a connection end to the electric power system (10) and a reference frequency (fref) of the electric power system (10) and the output property after the correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Kenta SUZUKI, Keigo IKEZOE, Kensuke MURAI
  • Publication number: 20240097467
    Abstract: The power reception control device is configured to: acquire information indicating differential power obtained by subtracting a current value of total transmission power transmitted to an entirety of a load group via a power supply base point, from a maximum value of the total transmission power transmittable to the entirety of the load group via the power supply base point; calculate element differential power of an own power receiving element by multiplying the differential power indicated by the acquired information by a priority of the own power receiving element, the priority indicating a degree to which power reception of the own power receiving element takes priority over power reception of another power receiving element; and control charging-discharging of the own power receiving element based on the element differential power and a charge-discharge schedule of a power system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Kensuke MURAI, Keigo IKEZOE, Kenta SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20240088677
    Abstract: A charge-discharge loss reduction device includes a power reception control device that controls power received or discharged by power receiving elements included in a load group, in a power system that supplies electric energy to the load group including the power receiving elements via a power supply base point. The power reception control device is configured to change a priority of an own power receiving element using a charge-discharge state of the own power receiving element, the priority indicating a degree to which power reception of the own power receiving element takes priority over power reception of another power receiving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Kensuke MURAI, Keigo IKEZOE, Kenta SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11843271
    Abstract: A power reception control method for a power storage element controls element-receiving electric power received by the power storage element in an electric power system for supplying electric energy to a load group including plural power storage elements. The power reception control method acquires differential electric power by subtracting a current value of total transmitted electric power from a maximum value of the total transmitted electric power that is an available amount to be supplied to the entire load group via an electric power supply base point, calculates a degree of priority of the power storage element in accordance with a numerical value indicating a demand of a user, multiplies the differential electric power by the degree of priority to calculate element differential electric power, and adds the element differential electric power to the previous element-receiving electric power so as to update the element-receiving electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT S. A. S.
    Inventors: Kensuke Murai, Kenta Suzuki, Keigo Ikezoe
  • Patent number: 11390186
    Abstract: A power reception control method for a power reception element controls element-receiving electric power received by the power reception element in an electric power system for supplying electric energy to a load group including plural power reception elements via an electric power supply base point. The power reception control method acquires differential electric power by subtracting a current value of total transmitted electric power from a maximum value of the total transmitted electric power that is an available amount to be supplied to the entire load group via the electric power supply base point, multiplies the differential electric power by a degree of priority of the power reception element to calculate element differential electric power, adds the element differential electric power to the previous element-receiving electric power, and subtracts an electric power correction value based on the element-receiving electric power so as to update the element-receiving electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Kensuke Murai, Keigo Ikezoe, Kenta Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220153163
    Abstract: A power reception control method for a power reception element controls element-receiving electric power received by the power reception element in an electric power system for supplying electric energy to a load group including plural power reception elements via an electric power supply base point. The power reception control method acquires differential electric power by subtracting a current value of total transmitted electric power from a maximum value of the total transmitted electric power that is an available amount to be supplied to the entire load group via the electric power supply base point, multiplies the differential electric power by a degree of priority of the power reception element to calculate element differential electric power, adds the element differential electric power to the previous element-receiving electric power, and subtracts an electric power correction value based on the element-receiving electric power so as to update the element-receiving electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Kensuke MURAI, Keigo IKEZOE, Kenta SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220158470
    Abstract: A power reception control method for a power storage element controls element-receiving electric power received by the power storage element in an electric power system for supplying electric energy to a load group including plural power storage elements. The power reception control method acquires differential electric power by subtracting a current value of total transmitted electric power from a maximum value of the total transmitted electric power that is an available amount to be supplied to the entire load group via an electric power supply base point, calculates a degree of priority of the power storage element in accordance with a numerical value indicating a demand of a user, multiplies the differential electric power by the degree of priority to calculate element differential electric power, and adds the element differential electric power to the previous element-receiving electric power so as to update the element-receiving electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Kensuke MURAI, Kenta SUZUKI, Keigo IKEZOE
  • Patent number: 10651486
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack configured to generate power according to a load, a fuel tank configured to store fuel gas, a pressure regulating valve configured to regulate a pressure of the fuel gas supplied from the fuel tank to the fuel cell stack, a purge valve configured to purge the fuel gas discharged from the fuel cell stack and a controller for controlling the system. The controller includes a pulsating unit configured to cause a fuel gas pressure of the fuel cell stack to pulsate, and a pressure increasing rate setting unit configured to set a pressure increasing rate of the pulsation of the fuel gas pressure according to an operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Maeshima, Keigo Ikezoe, Yasushi Ichikawa, Takahiro Fujii, Takashi Naka, Daigo Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10193177
    Abstract: A fuel cell system and method that enables warm-up power generation corresponding to the residual water volume in the fuel cell stack without using auxiliary devices for measuring the residual water volume in the fuel cell stack. A controller computes total generated electrical energy Q by integrating of the generated current detected by current sensor during the period from start-up to shutting down of the fuel cell system, and stores the result in total generated electrical energy storage part. Also, controller measures fuel cell temperature Ts at the last shutting down cycle with temperature sensor, and stores it in power generation shutting down temperature storage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kaito, Keigo Ikezoe
  • Patent number: 9786931
    Abstract: A fuel cell system 100 includes: a fuel cell 1 for generating a power by causing an electrochemical reaction between an oxidant gas supplied to an oxidant electrode 34 and a fuel gas supplied to a fuel electrode 67; a fuel gas supplier HS for supplying the fuel gas to the fuel electrode 67; and a controller 40 for controlling the fuel gas supplier HS to thereby supply the fuel gas to the fuel electrode 67, the controller 40 being configured to implement a pressure change when an outlet of the fuel electrode 67 side is closed, wherein based on a first pressure change pattern for implementing the pressure change at a first pressure width ?P1, the controller 40 periodically changes a pressure of the fuel gas at the fuel electrode 67.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ichikawa, Keigo Ikezoe, Kenichi Goto, Ken Nakayama, Mitsunori Kumada, Yousuke Tomita
  • Patent number: 9350033
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a cathode gas supply unit, a cathode pressure detection unit, a fuel cell temperature detection unit configured to detect a temperature of the fuel cell, an internal resistance detection unit configured to detect an internal resistance of the fuel cell, a target cathode flow rate calculation unit configured to calculate a target cathode flow rate necessary for supply to the fuel cell based on an operating state of the fuel cell system, a cathode flow rate estimation unit configured to estimate a flow rate of the cathode gas according to the pressure of the cathode gas, the temperature of the fuel cell and the internal resistance of the fuel cell, and a cathode flow rate control unit configured to control the cathode gas supply unit based on the target cathode flow rate and the estimated flow rate of the cathode gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yousuke Tomita, Keigo Ikezoe, Fumio Kagami
  • Patent number: 9269973
    Abstract: Conventional fuel cell systems had the problem of impurity gases flowing back from a buffer tank and a reduction in the voltages of unit cells when the supply pressure of an anode gas is caused to pulsate at startup. An operating method include setting any one of the amplitude and cycle of the pulsation of the supply pressure of the anode gas to a fuel cell stack (FS) in accordance with the permeability of a nitrogen gas from a cathode side to an anode side. The method makes it possible to suppress unnecessary pulsation of the supply pressure of the anode gas at startup, and thus to maintain the concentration of a hydrogen gas in the fuel cell stack (FS) at an optimum level while preventing degradation in the mechanical strength of a membrane electrode structure that constitutes each unit cell (FC) of the fuel cell stack (FS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Nishimura, Keigo Ikezoe, Masashi Sato
  • Patent number: 9166233
    Abstract: An anode gas non-recirculation type fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a buffer tank for purging impurity gas included in anode off-gas from the fuel cell stack, an impurity gas concentration detector for detecting impurity gas concentration in the buffer tank, and an anode gas supply unit for supplying anode gas to the fuel cell stack. When pressure-supplying impurity gas in the fuel cell stack to the buffer tank while pulsating a supply pressure by the anode gas supply unit, an activation control is executed by changing, by the anode gas supply unit, at least one of a pulsative pressure and a pulsative cycle of anode gas supply according to impurity gas concentration in the buffer tank. According to the system, it is possible to get adequate hydrogen gas concentration in a fuel cell stack and to remove impurity at its activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Nishimura, Keigo Ikezoe, Masashi Sato
  • Publication number: 20150288008
    Abstract: A fuel cell system 100 includes: a fuel cell 1 for generating a power by causing an electrochemical reaction between an oxidant gas supplied to an oxidant electrode 34 and a fuel gas supplied to a fuel electrode 67; a fuel gas supplier HS for supplying the fuel gas to the fuel electrode 67; and a controller 40 for controlling the fuel gas supplier HS to thereby supply the fuel gas to the fuel electrode 67, the controller 40 being configured to implement a pressure change when an outlet of the fuel electrode 67 side is closed, wherein based on a first pressure change pattern for implementing the pressure change at a first pressure width ?P1, the controller 40 periodically changes a pressure of the fuel gas at the fuel electrode 67.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO , LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi ICHIKAWA, Keigo IKEZOE, Kenichi GOTO, Ken NAKAYAMA, Mitsunori KUMADA, Yousuke TOMITA
  • Patent number: 9147896
    Abstract: A fuel cell system is basically provided with a fuel cell, a pressure adjusting valve, a purge valve and an anode pressure controller. The fuel cell includes an anode that receives an anode gas and a cathode that receives a cathode gas to generate electric power corresponding to a load. The pressure adjusting valve is disposed in a supply path to adjust anode gas pressure to the anode. The purge valve is disposed in a discharging flow path to discharge an anode-off gas containing impurities from the fuel cell. The anode pressure controller is configured to control the pressure adjusting valve to perform a pulsation operation that pulsates the anode gas pressure of the fuel cell. The anode pressure controller decreases a median pressure of the pulsation operation as a wetness level of an electrolyte membrane of the fuel cell stack is determined to become higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Maeshima, Keigo Ikezoe, Yasushi Ichikawa, Takahiro Fujii, Ryoichi Shimoi, Taiji Nishiyama, Yusuke Ito
  • Patent number: 8999597
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel cell provided with a membrane electrode structure having a frame, two separators that sandwich the membrane electrode structure therebetween, and gas seals between the end portion of the frame and the end portions of respective separators, and diffuser sections for distributing a reacting gas to between the frame and respective separators. In the diffuser section on the cathode side, the frame is provided with a protruding section in contact with the separator, and in the diffuser section on the anode side, the frame and the separator are disposed by being spaced apart from each other, thereby excellently maintaining contact surface pressure between the membrane electrode structure and the separators, and preventing contact resistance from being increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keigo Ikezoe, Mitsutaka Abe, Takanori Oku, Yasuhiro Numao
  • Publication number: 20150056531
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack configured to generate power according to a load, a fuel tank configured to store fuel gas, a pressure regulating valve configured to regulate a pressure of the fuel gas supplied from the fuel tank to the fuel cell stack, a purge valve configured to purge the fuel gas discharged from the fuel cell stack and a controller for controlling the system. The controller includes a pulsating unit configured to cause a fuel gas pressure of the fuel cell stack to pulsate, and a pressure increasing rate setting unit configured to set a pressure increasing rate of the pulsation of the fuel gas pressure according to an operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Susumu Maeshima, Keigo Ikezoe, Yasushi Ichikawa, Takahiro Fujii, Takashi Naka, Daigo Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20150050528
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a control valve configured to control a pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell, the power controller electrically connected to the fuel cell and configured to control an output of the fuel cell based on a power generation required amount for the fuel cell, a pulsation operation control unit configured to increase a pressure of the anode gas downstream of the control valve in accordance with the power generation required amount for the fuel cell and to increase and decrease the pressure of the anode gas periodically, and an output limiting unit configured to limit an output of the fuel cell set by the power controller when the power generation required amount for the fuel cell decreases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujii, Tatsuro Ishikawa, Yasushi Ichikawa, Keigo Ikezoe