Patents by Inventor Keita Kawai

Keita Kawai 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).

  • Publication number: 20210239069
    Abstract: Provided is an ignition control section and an injection control section. When partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the ignition control section causes an ignition plug to carry out: main ignition in which a spark is generated in a late period of a compression stroke or an initial period of an expansion stroke to initiate SI combustion; and preceding ignition in which the spark is generated at earlier timing than the main ignition. Also, when the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the injection control section causes an injector to inject fuel at such timing that the fuel exists in a cylinder at an earlier time point than the preceding ignition. Ignition timing of the preceding ignition is set to be more advanced when an in-cylinder temperature specified by an in-cylinder temperature specification section is high than when the in-cylinder temperature is low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Kota MATSUMOTO, Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Keiji MARUYAMA, Masanari SUEOKA, Ryohei ONO, Yuji HARADA, Toru MIYAMOTO, Atsushi INOUE, Tatsuhiro TOKUNAGA, Takuya OHURA, Yusuke KAWAI, Tomohiro NISHIDA, Keita ARAI, Yodai YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210239068
    Abstract: An engine control apparatus includes an ignition control section and an injection control section. When partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the ignition control section causes an ignition plug to carry out: main ignition in which a spark is generated in a late period of a compression stroke or an initial period of a expansion stroke to initiate the SI combustion; and preceding ignition in which the spark is generated at earlier timing than the main ignition. Also, when the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the injection control section causes the injector to inject fuel at such timing that the fuel exists in a cylinder at an earlier time point than the preceding ignition. Energy of the preceding ignition is set to be lower when an in-cylinder temperature specified by an in-cylinder temperature specification section is high than when the in-cylinder temperature is low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Kota MATSUMOTO, Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Keiji MARUYAMA, Masanari SUEOKA, Ryohei ONO, Yuji HARADA, Toru MIYAMOTO, Atsushi INOUE, Tatsuhiro TOKUNAGA, Takuya OHURA, Yusuke KAWAI, Tomohiro NISHIDA, Keita ARAI, Yodai YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210239067
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a compression-ignition type engine is applied to an engine capable of carrying out partial compression ignition combustion in which an air-fuel mixture is subjected to CI combustion by self-ignition. The control apparatus creates a lean A/F environment where an air-fuel ratio as a ratio between air and fuel in a cylinder exceeds 20 and is lower than 35, or a lean G/F environment where a gas air-fuel ratio as a ratio between entire gas and the fuel in the cylinder exceeds 18 and is lower than 50 and the air-fuel ratio substantially matches a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio. Prior to planned timing of the CI combustion, in the lean A/F environment or the lean G/F environment, the control apparatus causes an ignition plug to generate a spark and to generate a high-temperature portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Kota MATSUMOTO, Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Keiji MARUYAMA, Masanari SUEOKA, Ryohei ONO, Yuji HARADA, Toru MIYAMOTO, Atsushi INOUE, Tatsuhiro TOKUNAGA, Takuya OHURA, Yusuke KAWAI, Tomohiro NISHIDA, Keita ARAI, Yodai YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210231076
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a compression-ignition type engine is applied to an engine capable of carrying out partial compression ignition combustion. When the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, an ignition control section of the control apparatus causes an ignition plug to carry out: main ignition in which a spark is generated to initiate the SI combustion; and preceding ignition in which the spark is generated at an earlier time point than the main ignition. An injection control section causes the ignition plug to inject fuel in an intake stroke. The ignition control section sets energy of the preceding ignition to be lower than energy of the main ignition and causes the ignition plug to carry out the preceding ignition after the fuel injection in the intake stroke or an early period or a middle period of a compression stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kota MATSUMOTO, Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Keiji MARUYAMA, Masanari SUEOKA, Ryohei ONO, Yuji HARADA, Toru MIYAMOTO, Atsushi INOUE, Tatsuhiro TOKUNAGA, Takuya OHURA, Yusuke KAWAI, Tomohiro NISHIDA, Keita ARAI, Yodai YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210231078
    Abstract: Provided is an ignition control section and an injection control section. When partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the ignition control section causes an ignition plug to carry out: main ignition in which a spark is generated in a late period of a compression stroke or an initial period of an expansion stroke to initiate SI combustion; and preceding ignition in which the spark is generated at earlier timing than the main ignition. Also, when the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the injection control section causes an injector to inject fuel at such timing that the fuel exists in a cylinder at an earlier time point than the preceding ignition. Ignition timing of the preceding ignition is set to be more retarded when an in-cylinder pressure specified by an in-cylinder pressure specification section is high than when the in-cylinder pressure is low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kota MATSUMOTO, Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Keiji MARUYAMA, Masanari SUEOKA, Ryohei ONO, Yuji HARADA, Toru MIYAMOTO, Atsushi INOUE, Tatsuhiro TOKUNAGA, Takuya OHURA, Yusuke KAWAI, Tomohiro NISHIDA, Keita ARAI, Yodai YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210231077
    Abstract: An engine apparatus includes an ignition control section and an injection control section. When the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the ignition control section causes an ignition plug to carry out: main ignition in which a spark is generated in a late period of a compression stroke or an initial period of an expansion stroke to initiate the SI combustion; and preceding ignition in which the spark is generated at earlier timing than the main ignition. Also, when the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the injection control section causes the injector to inject fuel at such timing that the fuel exists in a cylinder at an earlier time point than the preceding ignition. Energy of the preceding ignition is set to be lower when a swirl flow is gentle than when the swirl flow is intense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kota MATSUMOTO, Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Keiji MARUYAMA, Masanari SUEOKA, Ryohei ONO, Yuji HARADA, Toru MIYAMOTO, Atsushi INOUE, Tatsuhiro TOKUNAGA, Takuya OHURA, Yusuke KAWAI, Tomohiro NISHIDA, Keita ARAI, Yodai YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210222610
    Abstract: The invention is provided with an ignition control section and an injection control section. When partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the ignition control section causes an ignition plug to carry out: main ignition in which a spark is generated in a late period of a compression stroke or an initial period of an expansion stroke to initiate SI combustion; and preceding ignition in which the spark is generated at earlier timing than the main ignition. Also, when the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the injection control section causes an injector to inject fuel at such timing that the fuel exists in a cylinder at an earlier time point than the preceding ignition. Timing of the preceding ignition is set to be more retarded when an engine speed is high than when the engine speed is low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kota MATSUMOTO, Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Keiji MARUYAMA, Masanari SUEOKA, Ryohei ONO, Yuji HARADA, Toru MIYAMOTO, Atsushi INOUE, Tatsuhiro TOKUNAGA, Takuya OHURA, Yusuke KAWAI, Tomohiro NISHIDA, Keita ARAI, Yodai YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210222642
    Abstract: An engine control apparatus includes an ignition control section and an injection control section. When the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the ignition control section causes an ignition plug to carry out: main ignition in which a spark is generated in a late period of a compression stroke or an initial period of a expansion stroke to initiate the SI combustion; and preceding ignition in which the spark is generated at earlier timing than the main ignition. Also, when the partial compression ignition combustion is carried out, the injection control section causes the injector to inject fuel at such timing that the fuel exists in a cylinder at an earlier time point than the preceding ignition. The energy of the preceding ignition is set to be higher when fuel concentration specified by a fuel concentration specification section is low than when the fuel concentration is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kota MATSUMOTO, Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Keiji MARUYAMA, Masanari SUEOKA, Ryohei ONO, Yuji HARADA, Toru MIYAMOTO, Atsushi INOUE, Tatsuhiro TOKUNAGA, Takuya OHURA, Yusuke KAWAI, Tomohiro NISHIDA, Keita ARAI, Yodai YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10814838
    Abstract: An onboard optical sensor cleaning device ejects fluid against a sensing surface of an onboard optical sensor installed in a vehicle and removes foreign matter from the sensing surface. The onboard optical sensor cleaning device includes a cleaning liquid ejection port that ejects supplied cleaning liquid and an air ejection port that ejects supplied air. The cleaning liquid ejection port and the air ejection port are independent from each other, an air ejection axis of the air ejection port is set so that the ejected air mixes with the cleaning liquid ejected from the cleaning liquid ejection port and to be directed toward the sensing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Ina, Keita Saito, Yuji Hayashi, Keita Kawai, Tomoyuki Kikuta
  • Patent number: 10788027
    Abstract: An electric air pump is provided that includes (i) a motor that includes a rotary shaft provided with a worm, (ii) a crank that includes a worm wheel which engages with the worm and a rod with one end rotatably coupled to the worm wheel, and (iii) a piston that is housed in a cylinder extending along an axial direction of the motor, that is coupled to another end of the rod and moves back and forth along an extension direction of the cylinder due to actuation of the crank, and that ejects air inside the cylinder from a valve provided at one end of the cylinder due to being moved toward the one end side of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keita Kawai
  • Patent number: 10738771
    Abstract: An electric pump includes a cylinder, a piston, a motor, and a discharge valve. The cylinder includes a valve port and a discharge port, which is in communication with the valve port. The discharge valve opens and closes the valve port. When the piston is moved forth to narrow a void in the cylinder, air is compressed in the cylinder. The discharge valve opens when operated by the piston that moves forth. The discharge valve opens and discharges compressed air from the valve port so that fluid including air is discharged from the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kikuta, Keita Kawai
  • Publication number: 20200158098
    Abstract: An electric pump device includes a single motor, a pump that discharges fluid from a discharge port with driving force of the motor, and a flow passage switch that includes outlets configured to be in communication with the discharge port and switches an outlet of the outlets that is in communication with the discharge port with driving force of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro MATSUSHITA, Keita SAITO, Keita KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20190219043
    Abstract: An electric pump includes a cylinder, a piston, a motor, and a discharge valve. The cylinder includes a valve port and a discharge port, which is in communication with the valve port. The discharge valve opens and closes the valve port. When the piston is moved forth to narrow a void in the cylinder, air is compressed in the cylinder. The discharge valve opens when operated by the piston that moves forth. The discharge valve opens and discharges compressed air from the valve port so that fluid including air is discharged from the discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kikuta, Keita Kawai
  • Patent number: 10252703
    Abstract: The on-vehicle optical sensor cleaning system includes a washer pump that feeds a cleaning liquid, an air pump, a nozzle member, and a controller. The air pump includes a discharge valve and discharges air through the discharge valve. The discharge valve opens when air is compressed in the air pump. The nozzle member includes an ejection port that ejects a gas-liquid mixture toward a sensing surface of an on-vehicle optical sensor to remove foreign matter from the sensing surface. The cleaning liquid from the washer pump and the air from the air pump are mixed in the gas-liquid mixture. The controller controls the washer pump and the air pump. The controller is configured so that the gas-liquid mixture is ejected by storing the cleaning liquid in the nozzle member to cover the ejection port and then feeding the air to the nozzle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Ina, Tomoyuki Kikuta, Keita Kawai, Yukihiro Matsushita, Keita Saito, Yuji Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190100171
    Abstract: An onboard optical sensor cleaning device ejects fluid against a sensing surface of an onboard optical sensor installed in a vehicle and removes foreign matter from the sensing surface. The onboard optical sensor cleaning device includes a cleaning liquid ejection port that ejects supplied cleaning liquid and an air ejection port that ejects supplied air. The cleaning liquid ejection port and the air ejection port are independent from each other, an air ejection axis of the air ejection port is set so that the ejected air mixes with the cleaning liquid ejected from the cleaning liquid ejection port and to be directed toward the sensing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Eiji INA, Keita SAITO, Yuji HAYASHI, Keita KAWAI, Tomoyuki KIKUTA
  • Publication number: 20180372078
    Abstract: An electric air pump is provided that includes (i) a motor that includes a rotary shaft provided with a worm, (ii) a crank that includes a worm wheel which engages with the worm and a rod with one end rotatably coupled to the worm wheel, and (iii) a piston that is housed in a cylinder extending along an axial direction of the motor, that is coupled to another end of the rod and moves back and forth along an extension direction of the cylinder due to actuation of the crank, and that ejects air inside the cylinder from a valve provided at one end of the cylinder due to being moved toward the one end side of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: Keita KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20160339875
    Abstract: The on-vehicle optical sensor cleaning system includes a washer pump that feeds a cleaning liquid, an air pump, a nozzle member, and a controller. The air pump includes a discharge valve and discharges air through the discharge valve. The discharge valve opens when air is compressed in the air pump. The nozzle member includes an ejection port that ejects a gas-liquid mixture toward a sensing surface of an on-vehicle optical sensor to remove foreign matter from the sensing surface. The cleaning liquid from the washer pump and the air from the air pump are mixed in the gas-liquid mixture. The controller controls the washer pump and the air pump. The controller is configured so that the gas-liquid mixture is ejected by storing the cleaning liquid in the nozzle member to cover the ejection port and then feeding the air to the nozzle member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Ina, Tomoyuki Kikuta, Keita Kawai, Yukihiro Matsushita, Keita Saito, Yuji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9419506
    Abstract: A direct-current motor includes a yoke having six magnetic poles, an iron core having nine teeth, first and second coils wound about each tooth in directions different from each other, a commutator for being rotated integrally with the iron core and having eighteen commutator pieces, and three pairs of brushes. The brush having the positive pole electrically connected to the first coil is different from the brush having the positive pole electrically connected to the second coil, the brush having the negative pole electrically connected to the first coil is different from the brush having the negative pole electrically connected to the second coil, or the brush having the positive pole and the brush having the negative pole that are electrically connected to the first coil are respectively different from the brush having the positive pole and the brush having the negative pole that are electrically connected to the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kojima, Keita Kawai, Takayoshi Suzuki, Toshiaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9252636
    Abstract: A plurality of teeth of an armature core arranged in a circumferential direction each include an inner winding portion in its proximal region and first and second branch portions that extend radially and branch off in a bifurcated manner from a distal end of the inner winding portion in the circumferential direction. After winding the first to ninth coils around the inner winding portions of all of the teeth, the tenth to eighteenth coils are wound sequentially around outer winding portions of adjacent ones of the teeth each including the first branch portion of one of the two adjacent teeth and the second branch portion of the other one of the adjacent teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Asmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keita Kawai, Tomohisa Okamoto, Takehiko Ohshita
  • Publication number: 20150078940
    Abstract: An electric pump includes a cylinder, a piston, a motor, and a discharge valve. The cylinder includes a valve port and a discharge port, which is in communication with the valve port. The discharge valve opens and closes the valve port. When the piston is moved forth to narrow a void in the cylinder, air is compressed in the cylinder. The discharge valve opens when operated by the piston that moves forth. The discharge valve opens and discharges compressed air from the valve port so that fluid including air is discharged from the discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kikuta, Keita Kawai