Patents by Inventor Ryo KUSAKABE

Ryo KUSAKABE 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: 10774772
    Abstract: In view of the foregoing issues, an object of the present invention is to provide a vehicle control device that reduces the constraints of heat generation and charging time of a booster circuit, and decreases favorably the fuel consumption and exhaust emission of an engine. A vehicle control device installed in a vehicle, the device includes: a battery; a high-voltage battery that has a voltage higher than a voltage of the battery; and a fuel injection device that injects fuel into an internal combustion engine, wherein the vehicle control device includes a control unit that determines whether to supply a drive current to the fuel injection device by the battery or supply a drive current to the fuel injection device by the high-voltage battery, and controls the fuel injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shirou Yamaoka, Ryo Kusakabe, Kiyotaka Ogura
  • Publication number: 20200248663
    Abstract: To provide a high-pressure fuel pump capable of ensuring good magnetic properties and reliability for cracking. Therefore, the fixed core 39 is precipitation hardening type ferritic stainless steel (ferritic precipitation hardening type metal). The anchor 36 is precipitation hardening type ferritic stainless steel attracted by the magnetic attraction force of the fixed core 39. The outer core 38 has an inner peripheral surface on which the outer peripheral surface of the anchor 36 slides. The seal ring 48 is formed of a material having hardness lower than that of the fixed core 39 and the anchor 36, and connects the fixed core 39 and the outer core 38.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro TOKUO, Satoshi USUI, Ryo KUSAKABE
  • Patent number: 10731615
    Abstract: Responsiveness of an electromagnetic flow-rate control valve provided for closing a suction valve is improved and a discharge flow rate is controlled to a desired value. A flow-rate control valve includes a fixed core arranged on an inner circumferential side of a coil, a yoke arranged on an outer circumferential side of the coil, and a cover portion opposed to the coil in an axial direction, in which the fixed core has an enlarged portion in contact with the cover portion in the axial direction and enlarging toward the coil, and the cover portion is regulated in the axial direction only by a contact portion with the fixed core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Kenichiro Tokuo, Satoshi Usui, Minoru Hashida, Masayuki Suganami, Atsushi Hohkita, Eiichi Kubota, Daisuke Kitajima, Hiroshi Horie
  • Patent number: 10731594
    Abstract: Provided is a control device of a fuel injection device which can stabilize a behavior of a valve even when a voltage of a voltage source varies, and can reduce a deviation of an injection amount. The fuel injection device includes a valve and a coil which generates a magnetic attraction force to attract a movable element which drives the valve. A control device applies a predetermined voltage to the coil on the basis of an injection pulse, causes a drive current to flow to the coil until the drive current reaches a maximum current, drives the valve by attracting the movable element, and injects fuel. The drive current flowing to the coil is lowered from the maximum current before the valve reaches a desired maximum lift position, and a constant voltage lower than a predetermined voltage or 0 V is continuously applied to the coil until the valve reaches the desired maximum lift position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Masayuki Saruwatari, Noriyuki Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10704486
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a drive device that improves the precision of injection quantities by stabilizing the behavior of a valve body 214 under the condition that a valve body reaches a height position lower than a maximum height position and making the injection pulse width and the injection quantity gradient small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Takatoshi Iizuka, Takao Miyake, Masashi Sugaya, Kiyotaka Ogura, Shirou Yamaoka
  • Publication number: 20200182210
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a high-pressure fuel supply pump having a structure capable of adjusting the moving speed of an anchor. Therefore, the high-pressure fuel supply pump of the present invention is provided with a protrusion that protrudes toward an anchor side on a fixed core facing surface of a fixed core. The protrusion is configured in such a manner that a minimum distance between the protrusion and an anchor facing surface is smaller than an axial gap dimension configured between the fixed core facing surface and the anchor facing surface in a direction along a central axis in a state where the anchor is stationary at the time of non-energization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yuitsu KODAMA, Yuuki TAKAHASHI, Yukihiro YOSHINARI, Ryo KUSAKABE
  • Patent number: 10677184
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a drive device of a fuel injection device which can increase the accuracy in an injected fuel injection amount by combining the fuel injections from a plurality of injection pulse widths. In the drive device of the fuel injection device which has a function of driving the fuel injection device such that the fuel injection is performed plural times in one combustion cycle, the fuel injection device is driven such that a fuel injection at a target opening level in which a valve element or a movable element of the fuel injection device reaches a regulation member and a fuel injection at an intermediate opening level in which the valve element does not reach the regulation member are included in the plural times of division injections performed in one combustion cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Toshihiro Aono, Motoyuki Abe, Takuya Mayuzumi, Masahiro Toyohara, Takashi Okamoto, Osamu Mukaihara, Shinji Nakagawa, Yusuke Kihara
  • Patent number: 10634083
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to correct deviation in the injection amount and changes in the injection timing when the voltage of a high-voltage source for a drive device decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Tomoaki Horii, Shingo Kimura, Takaki Itaya, Mitsuru Nagase, Shirou Yamaoka
  • Publication number: 20200088122
    Abstract: Provided is a control device of a fuel injection device which can stabilize a behavior of a valve even when a voltage of a voltage source varies, and can reduce a deviation of an injection amount. A control device 150 of a fuel injection device 101 includes a valve 214, a coil 205 which generates a magnetic attraction force to attract a movable member 202 which drives the valve 214, and a voltage source. The fuel injection device 101 applies a voltage to the coil 205 on the basis of an injection pulse, causes a drive current to flow to the coil 205 until the current becomes a maximum current to attract the movable member 202, and drives the valve 214 to inject fuel. The drive current flowing to the coil 205 or a voltage of the voltage source is detected before the injection pulse is stopped. In a case where the detected drive current or the voltage is equal to or less than a setting, a width of the injection pulse or an injection pulse different from the injection pulse is corrected to be long.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo KUSAKABE, Masayuki SARUWATARI, Noriyuki MAEKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190331055
    Abstract: Provided is a control device of a fuel injection device which can stabilize a behavior of a valve even when a voltage of a voltage source varies, and can reduce a deviation of an injection amount. The fuel injection device includes a valve and a coil which generates a magnetic attraction force to attract a movable element which drives the valve. A control device applies a predetermined voltage to the coil on the basis of an injection pulse, causes a drive current to flow to the coil until the drive current reaches a maximum current, drives the valve by attracting the movable element, and injects fuel. The drive current flowing to the coil is lowered from the maximum current before the valve reaches a desired maximum lift position, and a constant voltage lower than a predetermined voltage or 0 V is continuously applied to the coil until the valve reaches the desired maximum lift position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ryo KUSAKABE, Masayuki SARUWATARI, Noriyuki MAEKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190331052
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to detect variations between the quantities of fuel injected into cylinders by fuel injection devices and correct the fuel injection quantity variation while minimizing the computational load on a drive device and the level of performance required of a pressure sensor. A drive device for fuel injection devices according to the present invention performs 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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo KUSAKABE, Motoyuki ABE, Toshihiro AONO, Takashi OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10450995
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, the control device enabling the suppression of variations in the amount of fuel injected by injection while the boost voltage is charging, without offsetting the injection timing. A boost circuit (211) boosts a first voltage supplied from a battery (201), and supplies a boosted second voltage to a fuel injection device (214). Switches (212, 213) switch the second voltage supplied to the fuel injection device from the booster circuit on and off. Computation devices (204, 207) control the switches. Each computation device comprises: an estimation unit that, before the initial fuel injection in a combustion cycle, estimates the second voltage for all of the fuel injection times in the combustion cycle; and a correction unit that corrects the amount of fuel injected for each fuel injection time depending on the estimated second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Kimura, Tomoaki Horii, Mitsuru Nagase, Shirou Yamaoka, Ryo Kusakabe, Takaki Itaya
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10337480
    Abstract: Provided is a high-pressure fuel pump in which responsiveness of closing a suction valve can be maintained even when the high-pressure fuel pump is increased in pressure or capacity of the high-pressure fuel pump is increased, thereby ensuring discharge efficiency. Therefore, the high-pressure fuel pump includes the rod that urges the suction valve in the valve opening direction, the mover that drives the rod in the valve closing direction, and the solenoid that generates a magnetic attraction force for moving the mover in the valve closing direction. After the suction valve starts moving from the suction valve closing position in the valve opening direction, the rod reaches the suction valve closing position and further moves in the valve opening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Tokuo, Ryo Kusakabe, Shunsuke Aritomi, Satoshi Usui, Masayuki Suganami, Minoru Hashida, Masamichi Yagai, Yuta Saso, Atsuji Saito
  • 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: 10280886
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel injection valve which has a structure where failure hardly occurs in a valve member and a peripheral member thereof at the time of press-fitting of a fixed core. The present invention provides a fuel injection valve that includes: a valve member 114A; an anchor 102 which is relatively displaceable with respect to the valve member 114A; a fixed core 107 in which a through-hole 107A is formed; a gap forming member 133 which forms a gap between an engagement portion 129B on the valve member side and an engagement portion 102D on the anchor side; and a biasing spring 134 which biases the gap forming member 133 in a valve closing direction. The engagement portions 102D and 129B are provided in both the anchor 102 and the valve member 114A so as to be engaged with each other when the anchor 102 is displaced in a valve opening direction with respect to the valve member 114A, thereby regulating the displacement of the anchor 102 in the valve opening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Sugaya, Kiyotaka Ogura, Takao Miyake, Yoshihito Yasukawa, Ryo Kusakabe, Atsushi Nakai
  • 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: 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