Patents by Inventor Motoyuki Abe

Motoyuki Abe 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: 10378496
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel injection valve configured to suppress bouncing of a valve element that is caused as a result of the valve element being rendered elastic when the valve element collides with a valve seat. The fuel injection valve of the present invention includes the valve element configured to come into contact with the valve seat for closing an injection hole and to separate from the valve seat for unclosing the injection hole, an elastic member urging the valve element toward the valve seat, a movable iron core disposed to be in and out of contact with the valve element, a fixed iron core disposed to be opposed to the movable iron core, and a coil configured to generate electromagnetic force for moving the movable iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyasu Miyamoto, Motoyuki Abe, Yoshihito Yasukawa, Takao Miyake, Akira Iizuka, Kiyotaka Ogura
  • Patent number: 10371084
    Abstract: A method for detecting variations between the quantities of fuel injected into cylinders by fuel injection devices and correcting the fuel injection quantity variation while minimizing the computational load on a drive device and the level of performance required of a pressure sensor includes a drive device for fuel injection control, wherein movable valves are driven so that predetermined quantities of fuel are injected by applying, for the duration of a set energization time, a current that will reach an energization current to solenoids of a plurality of fuel injection devices which open/close fuel flow paths. The drive device is characterized in that the set energization time or energization current is corrected on the basis of a pressure detection value from a pressure sensor that is attached to a fuel supply pipe disposed upstream of the plurality of fuel injection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Motoyuki Abe, Toshihiro Aono, Takashi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20190218987
    Abstract: In a drive unit of a fuel injection device, an electric current is supplied to the fuel injection device by applying a high voltage to the fuel injection device from a high voltage source whose voltage is boosted to a voltage higher than a battery voltage at the time of opening a valve of the fuel injection device. Thereafter, the electric current supplied to the fuel injection device is lowered to a current value at which a valve element cannot be held in a valve open state by stopping the applying of the high voltage from the high voltage source. Thereafter, in a stage where a supply current is switched to a hold current, another high voltage is applied to the fuel injection device from the high voltage source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo KUSAKABE, Motoyuki ABE, Hideharu EHARA, Tohru ISHIKAWA, Takuya MAYUZUMI, Kenji HIRAKU
  • Publication number: 20190218990
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve control unit for detecting operation of an electromagnetic valve on the basis of a drive voltage or a drive current applied to the electromagnetic valve. The electromagnetic valve control unit includes an A/D converter, a filter, and a detection unit. The A/D converter converts the drive voltage or the drive current into a digital signal. The filter has a gain of about zero at a predetermined frequency. The detection unit detects operation of the electromagnetic valve on the basis of an output of the filter upon input of the digital signal into the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Toshihiro AONO, Motoyuki ABE, Ryo KUSAKABE, Teppei HIROTSU, Ayumu HATANAKA, Hideyuki SAKAMOTO, Takao FUKUDA, Masahiro TOYOHARA, Osamu MUKAIHARA
  • Patent number: 10288022
    Abstract: In an electromagnetic fuel injection which is structured such that both end surfaces of an inner circumferential iron core portion and an outer circumferential iron core portion face a movable iron core, and a non-magnetic portion made of a metal material is provided between both end surfaces, an object of the present invention is to realize a structure of the electromagnetic fuel injector in which a surface of a target object is unlikely to be affected by a heat treatment with the surface facing the movable iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Yasukawa, Hideharu Ehara, Tohru Ishikawa, Kiyotaka Ogura, Motoyuki Abe, Ryo Kusakabe, Akiyasu Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10280862
    Abstract: In a drive unit of a fuel injection device, an electric current is supplied to the fuel injection device by applying a high voltage to the fuel injection device from a high voltage source whose voltage is boosted to a voltage higher than a battery voltage at the time of opening a valve of the fuel injection device. Thereafter, the electric current supplied to the fuel injection device is lowered to a current value at which a valve element cannot be held in a valve open state by stopping the applying of the high voltage from the high voltage source. Thereafter, in a stage where a supply current is switched to a hold current, another high voltage is applied to the fuel injection device from the high voltage source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Motoyuki Abe, Hideharu Ehara, Tohru Ishikawa, Takuya Mayuzumi, Kenji Hiraku
  • Patent number: 10267283
    Abstract: A solenoid valve provided with a valve element that abuts against and separates from a valve seat to seal fuel; a movable iron core capable of being separated from the valve element; and a fixed iron core arranged opposed to the movable iron core. The solenoid valve also includes: a first spring member that energizes the valve element toward a side of the valve seat; a second spring member that energizes the movable iron core toward the fixed iron core; and a stopper part disposed on the side of the valve seat with respect to the movable iron core, and arranged with the movable iron core via a gap in a displacement direction in a valve closed state. The gap is set so the movable iron core collides with the stopper part when being displaced in the valve closing direction after the valve element is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Yasukawa, Akiyasu Miyamoto, Takao Miyake, Takatoshi Iizuka, Masashi Sugaya, Kiyotaka Ogura, Motoyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10247125
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a fuel injection valve control device with which variability in the injection amount with respect to drive pulse width can be kept to a satisfactory level in each of a plurality of fuel injection devices. The present invention provides a fuel injection valve control device for controlling a plurality of fuel injection devices each equipped with a valve body and a solenoid for opening the valve body, characterized in that the device is configured such that, a prescribed time after voltage has been applied to the solenoid, a holding current is applied, the prescribed time and the holding current being corrected for each of the fuel injection devices, on the basis of the operating characteristics of the fuel injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Aono, Motoyuki Abe, Masahiro Toyohara, Osamu Mukaihara
  • Patent number: 10240551
    Abstract: Provided are an electromagnetic valve control unit and a fuel injection control device using the same that can precisely detect a change of an operating state of an electromagnetic valve, that is, a valve opening time or a valve closing time of the electromagnetic valve, precisely correct a drive voltage or a drive current applied to the electromagnetic valve, and appropriately control opening/closing of the electromagnetic valve, with a simple configuration. In an electromagnetic valve control unit for controlling opening/closing of an electromagnetic valve by a drive voltage and a drive current to be applied, the drive voltage and the drive current applied to the electromagnetic valve are corrected on the basis of a detection time of an inflection point from time series data of the drive voltage and the drive current when the electromagnetic valve is opened/closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Aono, Motoyuki Abe, Ryo Kusakabe, Teppei Hirotsu, Ayumu Hatanaka, Hideyuki Sakamoto, Takao Fukuda, Masahiro Toyohara, Osamu Mukaihara
  • Patent number: 10240567
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve includes a valve body, a coil, an inner fixed iron core that is arranged on an inner peripheral side of the coil, and an outer fixed iron core that is arranged on an outer peripheral side of the coil. The fuel injection valve also includes a movable element that is configured to be attracted to the inner fixed iron core and the outer fixed iron core, wherein the movable element is configured to be separable from the valve body and is configured to move the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Yasukawa, Hideharu Ehara, Tohru Ishikawa, Motoyuki Abe, Ryo Kusakabe
  • Publication number: 20190063387
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve includes a valve body, a coil, an inner fixed iron core that is arranged on an inner peripheral side of the coil, and an outer fixed iron core that is arranged on an outer peripheral side of the coil. The fuel injection valve also includes a movable element that is configured to be attracted to the inner fixed iron core and the outer fixed iron core, wherein the movable element is configured to be separable from the valve body and is configured to move the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihito YASUKAWA, Hideharu EHARA, Tohru ISHIKAWA, Motoyuki ABE, Ryo KUSAKABE
  • Patent number: 10197028
    Abstract: A fuel injector is provided. A movable iron core is provided relatively displaceable to a valve body. A fixed iron core is opposed to the movable iron core. A first spring member energizes the valve body in a valve closing direction. A second spring member energizes the movable iron core in a valve closing direction. Contact portions are in contact with each other in a case where the movable iron core displaces in a valve opening direction with respect to the valve body. A gap is formed between the contact portions in a valve closing state. In a state in which the movable iron core and the valve body move in different directions after the movable iron core collides with the fixed iron core while a valve is opened, a spring force is not applied between the movable iron core and the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD
    Inventors: Yoshihito Yasukawa, Takao Miyake, Atsushi Nakai, Masashi Sugaya, Akiyasu Miyamoto, Kiyotaka Ogura, Motoyuki Abe
  • Publication number: 20180363615
    Abstract: A spark-ignition direct fuel injection valve includes, at least, a seat member provided with a fuel injection hole and a valve seat and a valve body which controls fuel injection from the injection hole by contacting and separating from the valve seat. In the spark-ignition direct fuel injection valve: the injection hole has an injection hole inlet which is open inwardly of the seat member and an injection hole outlet which is open outwardly of the seat member; an opening edge of the injection hole inlet has a first round-chamfered portion formed on an upstream side with respect to a fuel flow toward the injection hole inlet; and an extending length (L) of the injection hole does not exceed three times a hole diameter (D) of the injection hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito YASUKAWA, Kiyotaka OGURA, Takao MIYAKE, Eiji ISHII, Motoyuki ABE, Tohru ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180363608
    Abstract: A drive unit of a fuel injection device includes a driver circuit. The driver circuit opens and closes a valve element of the fuel injection device by supplying a drive current to the fuel injection device. The driver circuit supplies the drive current to open the valve element and sets the drive current to zero in an intermediate lift area. The intermediate lift area is an area is which a lift amount of the valve element is smaller than a maximum target lift amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Ryo KUSAKABE, Motoyuki ABE, Yoshihito YASUKAWA, Noriyuki MAEKAWA, Takuya MAYUZUMI, Tohru ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10082117
    Abstract: A method of controlling a fuel injection device that can control a small amount of injection is provided. A fuel injection device for use in an internal combustion engine, includes: a valve body that can open and close a fuel passage, a needle that transfers a force with the valve body, and executes valve opening/closing operation, and an electromagnet that includes a coil and a magnetic core provided as a driver for driving the needle, and a cylindrical nozzle holder disposed on an outer periphery of the magnetic core and the needle, in which a current is supplied to the coil to exert a magnetic attractive force between the magnetic core and the needle to open the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Motoyuki Abe, Yoshihito Yasukawa, Noriyuki Maekawa, Takuya Mayuzumi, Tohru Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180209366
    Abstract: A drive device capable of detecting individual variations of an injection quantity of a fuel injection device of each cylinder and adjusting a current waveform provided to an injection pulse width and a solenoid such that the individual variations of the fuel injection devices are reduced. The fuel injection device in the present invention includes a valve body that close a fuel passage by coming into contact with a valve seat and opens the fuel passage by separating from the valve seat and a magnetic circuit constructed of a solenoid, a fixed core, a nozzle holder a housing and a needle and when a current is supplied to the solenoid a magnetic suction force acts on the needle and the needle has a function to open the valve body by colliding against the valve body after performing a free running operation and changes of acceleration of the needle due to collision of the needle against the valve body are detected by a current flowing through the solenoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Ryo KUSAKABE, Motoyuki ABE, Ayumu HATANAKA, Toshihiro AONO, Teppei HIROTSU, Hideyuki SAKAMOTO, Masahiro TOYOHARA, Osamu MUKAIHARA, Takao FUKUDA, Yoshihito YASUKAWA, Akiyasu MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10024288
    Abstract: A spark-ignition direct fuel injection valve includes, at least, a seat member provided with a fuel injection hole and a valve seat and a valve body which controls fuel injection from the injection hole by contacting and separating from the valve seat. In the spark-ignition direct fuel injection valve: the injection hole has an injection hole inlet which is open inwardly of the seat member and an injection hole outlet which is open outwardly of the seat member; an opening edge of the injection hole inlet has a first round-chamfered portion formed on an upstream side with respect to a fuel flow toward the injection hole inlet; and an extending length (L) of the injection hole does not exceed three times a hole diameter (D) of the injection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Yasukawa, Kiyotaka Ogura, Takao Miyake, Eiji Ishii, Motoyuki Abe, Tohru Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180163685
    Abstract: A solenoid valve provided with a valve element that abuts against and separates from a valve seat to seal fuel; a movable iron core capable of being separated from the valve element; and a fixed iron core arranged opposed to the movable iron core. The solenoid valve also includes: a first spring member that energizes the valve element toward a side of the valve seat; a second spring member that energizes the movable iron core toward the fixed iron core; and a stopper part disposed on the side of the valve seat with respect to the movable iron core, and arranged with the movable iron core via a gap in a displacement direction in a valve closed state. The gap is set so the movable iron core collides with the stopper part when being displaced in the valve closing direction after the valve element is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito YASUKAWA, Akiyasu MIYAMOTO, Takao MIYAKE, Takatoshi IIZUKA, Masashi SUGAYA, Kiyotaka OGURA, Motoyuki ABE
  • Patent number: 9926874
    Abstract: A drive device capable of detecting individual variations of an injection quantity of a fuel injection device of each cylinder and adjusting a current waveform provided to an injection pulse width and a solenoid such that the individual variations of the fuel injection devices are reduced. The fuel injection device in the present invention includes a valve body that closes a fuel passage by coming into contact with a valve seat and opens the fuel passage by separating from the valve seat and a magnetic circuit constructed of a solenoid, a fixed core, a nozzle holder, a housing, and a needle and when a current is supplied to the solenoid, a magnetic suction force acts on the needle and the needle has a function to open the valve body by colliding against the valve body after performing a free running operation and changes of acceleration of the needle due to collision of the needle against the valve body are detected by a current flowing through the solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Motoyuki Abe, Ayumu Hatanaka, Toshihiro Aono, Teppei Hirotsu, Hideyuki Sakamoto, Masahiro Toyohara, Osamu Mukaihara, Takao Fukuda, Yoshihito Yasukawa, Akiyasu Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20170370337
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel injection valve configured to suppress bouncing of a valve element that is caused as a result of the valve element being rendered elastic when the valve element collides with a valve seat. The fuel injection valve of the present invention includes the valve element configured to come into contact with the valve seat for closing an injection hole and to separate from the valve seat for unclosing the injection hole, an elastic member urging the valve element toward the valve seat, a movable iron core disposed to be in and out of contact with the valve element, a fixed iron core disposed to be opposed to the movable iron core, and a coil configured to generate electromagnetic force for moving the movable iron core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyasu MIYAMOTO, Motoyuki ABE, Yoshihito YASUKAWA, Takao MIYAKE, Akira IIZUKA, Kiyotaka OGURA