Patents by Inventor Taiki Kinoshita

Taiki Kinoshita 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: 10816198
    Abstract: The present invention is a combustor provided with a combustor transition pipe connected to a turbine while interposing a transition pipe seal in between, including a flange portion provided at an end portion on a downstream side in a fluid flow direction of the combustor transition pipe, the flange portion projecting to radially inside and extending in a circumferential direction. The flange portion includes a pin hole into which a pin to position the transition pipe seal is inserted, a circumferential slit portion either extending within a range in a radial direction where the pin hole is formed or being located on radially outside of the pin hole and extending in the circumferential direction, and a hole portion on which part of the circumferential slit portion abuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Fujisawa, Hikaru Kurosaki, Noriyuki Okada, Taiki Kinoshita, Hiroki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10815917
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis system for an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided, which includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a fuel injection valve, an engine controller including an engine control module and a diagnosis module. The engine control module controls the fuel injection valve to stop the supply of fuel to the engine, when a fuel cut condition is satisfied while the automobile travels. The diagnosis module includes a limiting module configured to limit an execution of the failure diagnosis of the in-cylinder pressure sensor until the diagnosis module determines that a given period has lapsed after the stop of fuel supply to the engine. The diagnosis module reads a signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor when the given period has lapsed after the stop of the fuel supply to the engine, and diagnoses the failure of the in-cylinder pressure sensor based on the read signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Patent number: 10782025
    Abstract: A combustor pipe is linked to a vane shroud in which a vane is provided, and includes an inlet, an outlet, an inner pipe of which an inner space is a flow path for passing a combustion gas, a first cooling flow path through which a cooling medium passes being formed inside a wall that forms the flow path; and an outer pipe on an outer circumference of the inner pipe and secured to the inner pipe. A second cooling flow path through which a cooling medium passes and which is connected to the first cooling flow path near the outlet of the combustor pipe is formed between an outer circumferential surface of the inner pipe and an inner circumferential surface of the outer pipe, and a cooling promoting structure is formed on the outer pipe, inside the second cooling flow path near the first cooling flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Kato, Taiki Kinoshita, Shingo Sato
  • Patent number: 10767592
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device for an in-cylinder pressure sensor includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, and a controller comprised of circuitry configured to execute a diagnosis module into which a signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor is inputted and configured to diagnose a failure of the sensor based on the signal. The diagnosis module includes a reading module configured to read the signals of the in-cylinder pressure sensor at a first timing that is a timing retarded by a specific crank angle from a compression top dead center, and at a second timing that is a timing advanced by the specific crank angle from the compression top dead center, and a failure determining module configured to determine that the in-cylinder pressure sensor has failed when the failure determining module determines that a difference between signal values at the first timing and at the second timing exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Patent number: 10712004
    Abstract: A combustor includes: a combustion liner having a first region in which at least one first opening is formed; a nozzle configured to inject a fuel into the combustion liner; and a first acoustic device mounted to the combustion liner. The first acoustic device includes: a first casing portion having at least one first wall disposed facing the first region on an outer side of the combustion liner and at least one second opening formed thereon. The first casing portion defining at least one first space in communication with an inside of the combustion liner through the first opening; and a second casing portion having at least one second wall disposed facing the first wall on an outer side of the first casing portion. The second casing portion defines, between the first wall and the second wall, a second space in communication with the first space through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Kugimiya, Taiki Kinoshita, Atsushi Koyama
  • Publication number: 20200200112
    Abstract: An abnormality diagnosis device of an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided. The device carries out a performance determination in which a performance quality of the sensor is determined based on an electric signal inputted from the sensor. The device carries out a first determination in which the performance determination is performed at a given timing, a performance recovery in which a given deposit removal control is executed in which a deposit accumulating inside the combustion chamber is removed when the performance quality of the in-cylinder pressure sensor is determined to fall below a given reference value, and a second determination in which the performance determination is carried out again after the performance recovery. In the second determination, the in-cylinder pressure sensor is diagnosed as abnormal when the performance quality of the sensor is determined to fall below the given reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Patent number: 10663169
    Abstract: A cylinder for a combustor includes a cylindrical member, a first cooling passage defined in the cylindrical member and a second cooling passage defined in the cylindrical member, and a supply port extender. The first cooling passage includes a supply port that opens to an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member. The second cooling passage includes a discharge port that opens to the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member downstream of the supply port. The supply port extender includes a first wall that is disposed between the supply port and the discharge port and extends away from the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member and a second wall that is disposed upstream of the supply port and extends away from the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizukami, Satoshi Tanimura, Tetsu Konishi, Masaki Mitani, Taiki Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Yamaguchi, Takaaki Hase, Hiroshi Makigano, Hikaru Kurosaki
  • Publication number: 20200072148
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis system for an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided, which includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a fuel injection valve, an engine controller including an engine control module and a diagnosis module. The engine control module controls the fuel injection valve to stop the supply of fuel to the engine, when a fuel cut condition is satisfied while the automobile travels. The diagnosis module includes a limiting module configured to limit an execution of the failure diagnosis of the in-cylinder pressure sensor until the diagnosis module determines that a given period has lapsed after the stop of fuel supply to the engine. The diagnosis module reads a signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor when the given period has lapsed after the stop of the fuel supply to the engine, and diagnoses the failure of the in-cylinder pressure sensor based on the read signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Publication number: 20200072149
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device for an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided, which includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, and an engine controller comprised of circuitry configured to execute a diagnosis module into which a signal of the sensor is inputted, to diagnose a failure of the sensor based on the signal. The diagnosis module includes a reading module configured to read the signal of the sensor within a specific crank angle range, a reference phase determining module configured to determine a reference phase that is a phase of a pressure change accompanying a volume change of the combustion chamber, and a failure determining module configured to determine that the sensor has failed, when the failure determining module determines a phase of the read signal of the sensor is delayed by an amount exceeding a predefined threshold from the determined reference phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Publication number: 20200072150
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device for an in-cylinder pressure sensor includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, and a controller comprised of circuitry configured to execute a diagnosis module into which a signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor is inputted and configured to diagnose a failure of the sensor based on the signal. The diagnosis module includes a reading module configured to read the signals of the in-cylinder pressure sensor at a first timing that is a timing retarded by a specific crank angle from a compression top dead center, and at a second timing that is a timing advanced by the specific crank angle from the compression top dead center, and a failure determining module configured to determine that the in-cylinder pressure sensor has failed when the failure determining module determines that a difference between signal values at the first timing and at the second timing exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Publication number: 20190368730
    Abstract: A resonant sound absorbing device of a gas turbine combustor includes a plurality of resonance chambers independently disposed side by side in an axial direction of the gas turbine combustor so as to communicate with a gas passage of the gas turbine combustor via acoustic holes. The plurality of resonance chambers include n related resonance chambers each satisfying: 0.9 × ? i = 1 n ? F i n ? F i ? 1.1 × ? i = 1 n ? F i n ( A ) where n is an integer of 2 or more, and Fi is a peak frequency corresponding to a maximum sound absorbing ratio of the ith related resonance chamber of the n related resonance chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi FUJIMOTO, Taiki KINOSHITA, Satoshi MIZUKAMI, Yoshinori WAKITA, Satoshi TAKIGUCHI, Wataru KUGIMIYA
  • Patent number: 10328689
    Abstract: A flow path structure which forms a flow path of liquid, includes: a light absorbing member (first substrate) having absorbing properties with respect to laser light; a light transmitting member (second substrate) which is joined to the light absorbing member and has transmitting properties with respect to the laser light; a first flow path (flow path) which is surrounded by a welding interface between the light absorbing member and the light transmitting member; and a second flow path which is formed in a flow path pipe (flow path pipe) which protrudes from a front surface opposite of the welding interface in the light transmitting member, and communicates with the first flow path, in which the flow path pipe is included in a region of the first flow path in a plan view from a direction orthogonal to the welding interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Taiki Hanagami, Isamu Togashi, Ryota Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190113231
    Abstract: A combustor (3) includes: a fuel nozzle configured to inject fuel; a tubular body (24) having a tubular shape in which a combustion region through which combustion gas flows is formed inside, and in which a plurality of slits (50) are formed extending in the circumferential direction at intervals in the circumferential direction; and throttle pieces (60) which are fitted into the slits (50), project radially inward from the inner circumferential side of the tubular body (24), and have a throttle face that extends along the flow direction of the combustion gas as it extends from the radially outer side inward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shuhei KAJIMURA, Kenji MIYAMOTO, Taiki KINOSHITA, Kotaro MIYAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180259185
    Abstract: A combustor pipe linked to a vane shroud in which a vane is provided, and having an inlet, an outlet, an inner pipe of which an inner space is a flow path for passing a combustion gas, a first cooling flow path through which a cooling medium passes being formed inside a wall that forms the flow path; and an outer pipe provided on an outer circumference of the inner pipe and secured to the inner pipe. A second cooling flow path through which a cooling medium passes and which is connected to the first cooling flow path near the outlet of the combustor pipe is formed between an outer circumferential surface of the inner pipe and an inner circumferential surface of the outer pipe, and a cooling promoting structure is formed on the outer pipe, inside the second cooling flow path near the first cooling flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Shin KATO, Taiki KINOSHITA, Shingo SATO
  • Publication number: 20180180288
    Abstract: A combustor includes: a combustion liner having a first region in which at least one first opening is formed; a nozzle configured to inject a fuel into the combustion liner; and a first acoustic device mounted to the combustion liner. The first acoustic device includes: a first casing portion having at least one first wall disposed facing the first region on an outer side of the combustion liner and at least one second opening formed thereon. The first casing portion defining at least one first space in communication with an inside of the combustion liner through the first opening; and a second casing portion having at least one second wall disposed facing the first wall on an outer side of the first casing portion. The second casing portion defines, between the first wall and the second wall, a second space in communication with the first space through the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Wataru KUGIMIYA, Taiki KINOSHITA, Atsushi KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170284670
    Abstract: The present invention is a combustor provided with a combustor transition pipe connected to a turbine while interposing a transition pipe seal in between, including a flange portion provided at an end portion on a downstream side in a fluid flow direction of the combustor transition pipe, the flange portion projecting to radially inside and extending in a circumferential direction. The flange portion includes a pin hole into which a pin to position the transition pipe seal is inserted, a circumferential slit portion either extending within a range in a radial direction where the pin hole is formed or being located on radially outside of the pin hole and extending in the circumferential direction, and a hole portion on which part of the circumferential slit portion abuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ryutaro FUJISAWA, Hikaru KUROSAKI, Noriyuki OKADA, Taiki KINOSHITA, Hiroki SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20170108221
    Abstract: A cylinder for a combustor provided with a cylindrical member, a first cooling passage and a second cooling passage formed in the cylindrical member, and a supply port extended portion. The first cooling passage includes a supply port that opens to an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member. The second cooling passage includes a discharge port that opens to the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member downstream of the supply port. The supply port extended portion includes a first wall portion disposed between the supply port and the discharge port extending away from the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member and a second wall portion disposed upstream of the supply port extending away from the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Satoshi MIZUKAMI, Satoshi TANIMURA, Tetsu KONISHI, Masaki MITANI, Taiki KINOSHITA, Yoshiaki YAMAGUCHI, Takaaki HASE, Hiroshi MAKIGANO, Hikaru KUROSAKI
  • Patent number: 8955222
    Abstract: A cross-sectional area (Dout) of a transition piece outlet is set within a range of 0.79£DoutDin£0.9, relative to a cross-sectional area (Din) of a transition piece inlet of a combustor, and in a first stage turbine nozzle of a turbine connected to the transition piece outlet, a size (Hin) in a radial direction between upstream ends of the inner shroud and the outer shroud has a same dimension as a size (a) in a radial direction of the transition piece outlet. In a combustor transition piece that is included in the combustor having a center line (S) arranged with an angle to an axial center (R) of a rotor of a gas turbine and that guides combustion gas to the turbine, a cross-sectional area is monotonously reduced from the transition piece inlet in which the combustion gas flows to the transition piece outlet from which the combustion gas flows out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sosuke Nakamura, Satoshi Takiguchi, Norihiko Motoyama, Taiki Kinoshita, Yoshikazu Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8490744
    Abstract: An object is to provide a combustor that requires a small mounting space for an acoustic damper, that can achieve size reduction, and that can improve the ease of maintenance. A combustor (5) of the present invention includes a combustion cylinder (19) that defines a combustion area (23) therein and an acoustic damper (31) that has a damper cover having an acoustic-damper resonance space communicating with the combustion area (23). The damper cover is provided along the combustion cylinder (19) so as to extend in a direction intersecting an axial direction (L) of the combustion cylinder (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sosuke Nakamura, Taiki Kinoshita, Masaki Ono, Keisuke Matsuyama, Kenta Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8448451
    Abstract: Provided is a combustor connection structure in which a cross-sectional area (Dout) of a transition piece outlet is set within a range of 0.79?Dout/Din?0.9, relative to a cross-sectional area (Din) of a transition piece inlet of a combustor, and in a first stage turbine nozzle of a turbine connected to the transition piece outlet, a size (Hin) in a radial direction between upstream ends of the inner shroud and the outer shroud has a same dimension as a size (a) in a radial direction of the transition piece outlet. In a combustor transition piece that is included in the combustor having a center line (S) arranged with an angle to an axial center (R) of a rotor of a gas turbine and that guides combustion gas to the turbine, a cross-sectional area is monotonously reduced from the transition piece inlet in which the combustion gas flows to the transition piece outlet from which the combustion gas flows out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sosuke Nakamura, Satoshi Takiguchi, Norihiko Motoyama, Taiki Kinoshita, Yoshikazu Matsumura