Patents by Inventor Naoya Kawamoto

Naoya Kawamoto 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: 10851701
    Abstract: An engine cooling system includes a coolant circulation path, which circulates coolant between the water jacket and the radiator of an internal combustion engine, a pump, a control valve, which is provided in the coolant circulation path, and a controller. The controller executes a warming-up promotion control and a pressure relaxation control. In the pressure relaxation control, the controller controls the aperture ratio of the radiator port such that the lower the temperature of the radiator, the lower becomes the engine rotational speed at which the aperture ratio of the radiator port is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoya Kawamoto, Rihito Kaneko, Hirokazu Ando, Yusuke Niwa
  • Patent number: 10287968
    Abstract: An engine cooling system includes a coolant circuit, a multi-way valve, a relief route and a relief valve. The coolant circuit includes a first route and a second route into which the coolant circuit is branched off at a branched position. The first route passes through a radiator. The multi-way valve is provided at the branched position. The relief route sets a relief source to a portion downstream of a pump and upstream of the multi-way valve in the coolant circuit, sets a relief destination to a portion downstream of the radiator in the first route, and causes coolant to flow from the relief source to the relief destination so as to bypass the multi-way valve. The relief valve interrupts circulation of coolant through the relief route when the relief valve is closed, and permits circulation of coolant through the relief route when the relief valve is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito Kaneko, Noboru Takagi, Isao Takagi, Naoya Kawamoto, Kenji Kimura, Shinji Yumi
  • Publication number: 20180266305
    Abstract: An engine cooling system includes a coolant circulation path, which circulates coolant between the water jacket and the radiator of an internal combustion engine, a pump, a control valve, which is provided in the coolant circulation path, and a controller. The controller executes a warming-up promotion control and a pressure relaxation control. In the pressure relaxation control, the controller controls the aperture ratio of the radiator port such that the lower the temperature of the radiator, the lower becomes the engine rotational speed at which the aperture ratio of the radiator port is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoya KAWAMOTO, Rihito KANEKO, Hirokazu ANDO, Yusuke NIWA
  • Publication number: 20170074154
    Abstract: An engine cooling system includes a coolant circuit, a multi-way valve, a relief route and a relief valve. The coolant circuit includes a first route and a second route into which the coolant circuit is branched off at a branched position. The first route passes through a radiator. The multi-way valve is provided at the branched position. The relief route sets a relief source to a portion downstream of a pump and upstream of the multi-way valve in the coolant circuit, sets a relief destination to a portion downstream of the radiator in the first route, and causes coolant to flow from the relief source to the relief destination so as to bypass the multi-way valve. The relief valve interrupts circulation of coolant through the relief route when the relief valve is closed, and permits circulation of coolant through the relief route when the relief valve is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito KANEKO, Noboru TAKAGI, lsao TAKAGI, Naoya KAWAMOTO, Kenji KIMURA, Shinji YUMI
  • Publication number: 20160363038
    Abstract: A heat exchange apparatus of a vehicle includes a coolant circuit, to which a water pump, an EGR cooler in which exhaust gas flowing through an EGR passage and a coolant exchange heat, an oil cooler in which engine oil and the coolant exchange heat, and an ATF warmer in which an automatic transmission fluid as a hydraulic fluid of an automatic transmission and the coolant exchange heat are connected, between a water jacket exit and a water jacket entry of an internal combustion engine. In the coolant circuit, the oil cooler and the ATF warmer are connected to a downstream side of the EGR cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoya KAWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8978371
    Abstract: There is provided a cooling adapter provided between a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine and an exhaust pipe of the internal combustion engine in such a manner as to connect the cylinder head and the exhaust pipe to each other. This cooling adapter is equipped with a plurality of exhaust passages provided in parallel with one another to cause an exhaust gas from the cylinder head to flow to the exhaust pipe, a water jacket formed around an entirety of the respective exhaust passages and among the respective exhaust passages to cause a cooling liquid to flow to exchange heat with the exhaust gas flowing through the plurality of the exhaust passages, an inlet portion configured to cause the cooling liquid to flow into the water jacket, and an outlet portion configured to cause the cooling liquid to flow out from inside the water jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoya Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 8443776
    Abstract: A chain case disposed opposite an interval between a cylinder block and a cylinder head sandwiching a gasket includes a liquid sealing material guiding recessed portion that opposes the interval and is entirely surrounded by a seal surface. During seal structure formation, a large amount of a liquid sealing material is caused to flow forcefully toward the interior of the interval when an operation is performed to fasten the chain case to the cylinder block and the cylinder head such that the liquid sealing material flows to the innermost portion of the interval, and as a result, the liquid sealing material can reach an end portion of the gasket reliably. Hence, the liquid sealing material can flow sufficiently to positions requiring sealing, whereby lubricating oil leakage from the interior of the chain case can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoya Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20110185716
    Abstract: There is provided a cooling adapter provided between a cylinder head of an internal combustion engine and an exhaust pipe of the internal combustion engine in such a manner as to connect the cylinder head and the exhaust pipe to each other. This cooling adapter is equipped with a plurality of exhaust passages provided in parallel with one another to cause an exhaust gas from the cylinder head to flow to the exhaust pipe, a water jacket formed around an entirety of the respective exhaust passages and among the respective exhaust passages to cause a cooling liquid to flow to exchange heat with the exhaust gas flowing through the plurality of the exhaust passages, an inlet portion configured to cause the cooling liquid to flow into the water jacket, and an outlet portion configured to cause the cooling liquid to flow out from inside the water jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoya Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20090266332
    Abstract: A chain case disposed opposite an interval between a cylinder block and a cylinder head sandwiching a gasket includes a liquid sealing material guiding recessed portion that opposes the interval and is entirely surrounded by a seal surface. During seal structure formation, a large amount of a liquid sealing material is caused to flow forcefully toward the interior of the interval when an operation is performed to fasten the chain case to the cylinder block and the cylinder head such that the liquid sealing material flows to the innermost portion of the interval, and as a result, the liquid sealing material can reach an end portion of the gasket reliably. Hence, the liquid sealing material can flow sufficiently to positions requiring sealing, whereby lubricating oil leakage from the interior of the chain case can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoya Kawamoto