Patents by Inventor Takayuki Sakamoto

Takayuki Sakamoto 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: 10316716
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system includes: a NOx reduction catalyst for reducing and purifying NOx in an exhaust gas; a catalyst regeneration control module for executing a catalyst regeneration process of restoring a NOx purification capacity of the NOx reduction catalyst by switching an air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas from a lean state to a rich state by using in parallel an air system control to reduce an intake air amount and an injection system control to increase a fuel injection amount; an exhaust gas temperature sensor that is provided on a downstream side of the NOx reduction catalyst on an exhaust passageway; a catalyst temperature estimating module for estimating a catalyst temperature of the NOx reduction catalyst; a temperature sensor value estimating module for estimating a sensor value of the exhaust gas temperature sensor; and an abnormality determination module for determining on an abnormality of a catalyst regeneration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10305560
    Abstract: A transmission device transmits multiplexed signals obtained by multiplexing signals of N systems corresponding to N Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) propagation modes. The transmission device includes: an array antenna that includes M antenna elements disposed in a lattice on a plane when viewed from the plane; and a transmitter that multiplies signals obtained by branching each of the signals of N systems into M signals by weighting coefficients of phase shift angles based on angles of the respective M antenna elements with respect to a reference axis passing through a reference point viewed from the reference point on the plane according to the OAM propagation modes, multiplexes the signals of N systems multiplied by the weighting coefficients of the phase shift angles, and transmits signals obtained by the multiplexing from the M antenna elements. M and N are integers equal to or larger than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Adachi, Tomohiro Kimura, Takayuki Sotoyama, Kazuaki Takahashi, Naganori Shirakata, Koji Takinami, Takenori Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10300519
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a press-formed article includes arranging a member to be pressed between first and second dies, and relatively moving the first and second dies so as to approach each other, thereby press forming to a portion to be pressed so that a height of the portion to be pressed decreases. In the press forming step, while first bent portions in a pair each bent in a protruded shape toward the second die on the portion to be pressed are held by groove-shaped holding portions in a pair separated from each other on the second die, a second bent portion bent in a protruded shape from a position between the first bent portions toward the first die on the portion to be pressed is pressed and deformed by a pressing portion of the first die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Hayashida, Kenichi Watanabe, Junya Naitou, Kensuke Funada, Takayuki Kimura, Jiro Iwaya
  • Publication number: 20190153922
    Abstract: A control apparatus (12): creates a torque correction table indicating a relationship between a change rate of an intake air amount, a change of the main injection amount and the main injection timing of a fuel injection apparatus (8) in the torque value of a diesel engine (1) in a lean state; measures an intake air amount in a rich state by using an MAF sensor (11); calculates a change rate of the measured intake air amount for the intake air amount in the lean state; obtains a correction value of the main injection amount and a correction value of the main injection timing of the fuel injection apparatus (8) based on the calculated change rate and the torque correction table; and performs an injection of the fuel in the rich state at the main injection amount and the main injection timing, corrected by the respective correction values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daiji NAGAOKA, Takayuki SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10260398
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system includes; a catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of an engine to purify an exhaust gas; a catalyst temperature estimating unit that estimates a temperature of the catalyst based on an initial temperature of the catalyst at the time of starting of the engine and a caloric value of the catalyst which changes depending on an operating state of the internal combustion engine; and an initial catalyst temperature setting unit that sets an initial temperature of the catalyst based on a catalyst temperature stored immediately before stopping the engine, a temperature of an exhaust gas flowing into the catalyst which is stored immediately before stopping the engine, a temperature of an exhaust gas flowing into the catalyst which is acquired at the time of starting the engine, and a temperature of air taken into the engine which is acquired at the time of starting the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka, Hiroyuki Yuza
  • Patent number: 10247074
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system includes: an NOx reduction type catalyst, which is provided in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine and reduces and purifies NOx in an exhaust gas; and a regeneration treatment unit, which recovers an NOx purification capacity of the NOx reduction type catalyst by lowering an excess-air-ratio of the exhaust gas to a predetermined target excess-air-ratio, wherein the regeneration treatment unit includes: a target setting unit, which sets a target intake air amount that is required for setting the exhaust gas to the target excess-air-ratio, based on a fuel injection amount of the internal combustion engine; and an air-system controller, which controls at least one of an intake air amount and an exhaust recirculating amount of the internal combustion engine, in response to the target intake air amount input from the target setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nishito, Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10240499
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system includes: an NOx reduction type catalyst, which is provided in an exhaust system; and a regeneration treatment unit, which recovers an NOx purification capacity of the NOx reduction type catalyst, wherein the regeneration treatment unit includes: a target setting unit, which sets a target injection amount of at least one of a post injection and an exhaust pipe injection that is required for setting an excess-air-ratio of the exhaust gas to the target excess-air-ratio, based on a suction air amount of the internal combustion engine, the target excess-air-ratio, and a fuel injection amount of the internal combustion engine; and an injection controller, which controls an injection amount of at least one of the post injection and the exhaust pipe injection, based on the target injection amount input from the target setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nishito, Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10233807
    Abstract: Provided is an exhaust purification system including: an NOx occlusion reduction type catalyst (32), a catalyst temperature estimating unit (115), an NOx occlusion amount estimating unit (113), a regeneration control unit (100) that performs catalyst regeneration of bringing an exhaust gas into a rich state to recover NOx occlusion capacity of the NOx occlusion reduction type catalyst (32), an interval setting unit (118) that sets a target interval from the termination of the catalyst regeneration to a start of next catalyst regeneration, a catalyst regeneration start processing unit (110) that starts the next catalyst regeneration when the NOx occlusion amount is equal to or greater than a threshold and an elapsed time from the termination of the catalyst regeneration reaches the target interval, and an interval target value correcting unit (119) that extends and corrects the target interval based on the NOx occlusion amount when the catalyst temperature is lower than a predetermined catalyst activation temp
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10221745
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system includes; a catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of an engine to purify an exhaust gas; a catalyst temperature estimating unit that estimates a temperature of the catalyst based on an initial temperature of the catalyst at the time of starting of the engine and a caloric value of the catalyst which changes depending on an operating state of the internal combustion engine; and an initial catalyst temperature setting unit that sets an initial temperature of the catalyst based on a catalyst temperature stored immediately before stopping the engine, a temperature of an exhaust gas flowing into the catalyst which is stored immediately before stopping the engine, a temperature of an exhaust gas flowing into the catalyst which is acquired at the time of starting the engine, and a temperature of air taken into the engine which is acquired at the time of starting the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka, Hiroyuki Yuza
  • Patent number: 10196950
    Abstract: Provided is an exhaust purification system including: an NOx occlusion reduction type catalyst (32), a catalyst temperature estimating unit (115), an NOx occlusion amount estimating unit (113), a regeneration control unit (100) that performs catalyst regeneration of bringing an exhaust gas into a rich state to recover NOx occlusion capacity of the NOx occlusion reduction type catalyst (32), an interval setting unit (118) that sets a target interval from the termination of the catalyst regeneration to a start of next catalyst regeneration, a catalyst regeneration start processing unit (110) that starts the next catalyst regeneration when the NOx occlusion amount is equal to or greater than a threshold and an elapsed time from the termination of the catalyst regeneration reaches the target interval, and an interval target value correcting unit (119) that extends and corrects the target interval based on the NOx occlusion amount when the catalyst temperature is lower than a predetermined catalyst activation temp
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10174702
    Abstract: There is provided a regeneration device for an exhaust-gas purifying device 40 which is provided in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, the regeneration device including: an injector for injecting fuel into a cylinder; a glow plug which is energized to be heated to thereby increase a temperature inside the cylinder; and a regeneration control unit for executing a regenerating operation for restoring a purification capacity of the exhaust-gas purifying device by controlling the injection of fuel of the injector and the energization of the glow plug, wherein during the regenerating operation, the regeneration control unit controls the injection of fuel of the injector by a multi-stage injection including at least a post injection and energizes the glow plug at a predetermined duty ratio to burn, within the cylinder, fuel supplied by the post injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daiji Nagaoka, Takayuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10130913
    Abstract: There is provided an exhaust gas purification system including: a NOx storage-reduction catalyst that is provided in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine 10 to reduce and purify NOx in exhaust gas; a deterioration degree estimation module for estimating a degree of deterioration of the NOx storage-reduction catalyst; a NOx storage amount estimation module for estimating a NOx storage amount of the NOx storage-reduction catalyst; a regeneration control unit for starting a regeneration process in which a NOx storage capacity of the NOx storage-reduction catalyst is restored when a NOx storage amount that is estimated by the NOx storage amount estimation module reaches a predetermined storage amount threshold; and a storage amount threshold correction module for correcting the storage amount threshold based on the degree of deterioration that is estimated by the deterioration degree estimation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka
  • Publication number: 20180245532
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system is provided with a NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst 32 that occludes NOx in exhaust when the exhaust is in a lean state and reduces and purifies the occluded NOx when the exhaust is in a rich state, and a NOx purge rich control unit 140 for reducing and purifying NOx occluded in the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst 32 by putting the exhaust into the rich state by repetitively performing fuel injection control of at least one of post injection and exhaust pipe injection at a predetermined interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Teruo NAKADA, Takayuki SAKAMOTO, Daiji NAGAOKA
  • Patent number: 10052587
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system is provided with a NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst and a NOx purge rich control unit that executes NOx purge in a case where a catalyst temperature of the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst is equal to or higher than a catalyst temperature threshold value and a NOx occlusion amount of the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst is equal to or higher than an NOx occlusion amount threshold value and executes the NOx purge even when the catalyst temperature is lower than a catalyst temperature threshold value in a case where the NOx occlusion amount is equal to or greater than the occlusion amount threshold value, a fuel injection amount resulting from an accelerator operation is equal to or greater than an injection amount threshold value, and an exhaust temperature detected by a first exhaust temperature sensor is equal to or higher than an exhaust temperature threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruo Nakada, Takayuki Sakamoto, Daiji Nagaoka
  • Publication number: 20180111087
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system is provided with a NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst and a NOx purge rich control unit that executes NOx purge in a case where a catalyst temperature of the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst is equal to or higher than a catalyst temperature threshold value and a NOx occlusion amount of the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst is equal to or higher than an NOx occlusion amount threshold value and executes the NOx purge even when the catalyst temperature is lower than a catalyst temperature threshold value in a case where the NOx occlusion amount is equal to or greater than the occlusion amount threshold value, a fuel injection amount resulting from an accelerator operation is equal to or greater than an injection amount threshold value, and an exhaust temperature detected by a first exhaust temperature sensor is equal to or higher than an exhaust temperature threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Teruo NAKADA, Takayuki SAKAMOTO, Daiji NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20180112573
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system includes a NOx reduction catalyst which is provided on an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine, a SOx purging control module for executing a SOx purging control for restoring the NOx reduction catalyst from sulfur poisoning by increasing a temperature of the exhaust gas to a first target temperature at which SOx are desorbed through an injection system control to increase a fuel injection amount, a prohibition module for prohibiting an execution of the SOx purging control according to an operating state of the internal combustion engine, and a temperature retention mode control module for executing a temperature retention mode control for maintaining the temperature of the exhaust gas at a second target temperature which is lower than the first target temperature by controlling the fuel injection amount during a period of time during which the SOx purging control is prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Teruo NAKADA, Takayuki SAKAMOTO, Daiji NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20180106178
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with: a SOx purge control unit that executes catalyst regeneration processing that maintains the temperature of a NOx occlusion/reduction catalyst at a prescribed recovery temperature; a catalyst temperature estimation unit that estimates catalyst temperature on the basis of the amount of unburnt fuel contained in exhaust and of a catalyst heat generation amount; a second exhaust temperature sensor that is arranged further to an exhaust downstream side than the catalyst and that detects exhaust temperature; and a heat generation amount correction value setting unit that, during the execution of the catalyst regeneration processing, on the basis of an estimated catalyst temperature estimated by the catalyst temperature estimation unit and of an actual exhaust temperature detected by the second exhaust temperature sensor, obtains a heat generation amount correction value that is used to correct the heat generation amount of the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Teruo NAKADA, Takayuki SAKAMOTO, Daiji NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20180094596
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system includes: an NOx reduction type catalyst, which is provided in an exhaust passage; an intake air amount sensor, which detects an intake air amount of the internal combustion engine; and a controller, which executes a regeneration treatment that recovers an NOx purification capacity of the NOx reduction type catalyst by switching an exhaust air fuel ratio from a lean state to a rich state by using: an air-system control to reduce the intake air amount; and an injection-system control to increase a fuel injection amount, wherein, in response to a detection value of the intake air amount sensor, the controller changes at least one of a fuel injection timing and the fuel injection amount in the internal combustion engine, in at least one period of switching of: a period of starting the regeneration treatment; and a period of ending the regeneration treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Masaaki NISHITO, Teruo NAKADA, Takayuki SAKAMOTO, Daiji NAGAOKA, Masashi GABE
  • Publication number: 20180073413
    Abstract: An exhaust purification system includes a NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst that occludes NOx in exhaust in a lean state and reduces and purifies the occluded NOx in exhaust in a rich state, and a NOx purge rich control unit that executes NOx purge of reducing and purifying the occluded NOx by putting the exhaust into the rich state by fuel injection control, where a catalyst temperature of the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst is equal to or higher than a catalyst temperature threshold value and a NOx occlusion amount of the NOx-occlusion-reduction-type catalyst is equal to or higher than an NOx occlusion amount threshold value, and executes the NOx purge when the catalyst temperature is lower than a catalyst temperature threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Teruo NAKADA, Takayuki SAKAMOTO, Daiji NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20180066556
    Abstract: Provided is an exhaust purification system including: an NOx occlusion reduction type catalyst (32), a catalyst temperature estimating unit (115), an NOx occlusion amount estimating unit (113), a regeneration control unit (100) that performs catalyst regeneration of bringing an exhaust gas into a rich state to recover NOx occlusion capacity of the NOx occlusion reduction type catalyst (32), an interval setting unit (118) that sets a target interval from the termination of the catalyst regeneration to a start of next catalyst regeneration, a catalyst regeneration start processing unit (110) that starts the next catalyst regeneration when the NOx occlusion amount is equal to or greater than a threshold and an elapsed time from the termination of the catalyst regeneration reaches the target interval, and an interval target value correcting unit (119) that extends and corrects the target interval based on the NOx occlusion amount when the catalyst temperature is lower than a predetermined catalyst activation temp
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Teruo NAKADA, Takayuki SAKAMOTO, Daiji NAGAOKA