Patents by Inventor Tetsuro Naito

Tetsuro Naito 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: 10371032
    Abstract: An exhaust pipe of an engine includes a crank-shaped pipe portion having a first bend and a second bend which guide exhaust gas to a mixer, and a straight pipe portion which is continuous with the second bend. The mixer is arranged in the straight pipe portion. An injector is attached to a portion of the second bend which faces the mixer. The injector has an injection axis which extends in a longitudinal direction of the straight pipe portion so as to point toward the mixer. A guide which guides a part of the exhaust gas from the first bend toward the injector is provided inside the crank-shaped pipe portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Kazunori Hirasawa, Yoshitaka Wada, Tetsuro Furuta, Masahiro Naito
  • Patent number: 9878308
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification catalyst includes: a first catalyst unit that consists of a hydrogen generating catalyst including a noble metal and an oxide that contains lanthanum, zirconium and an additional element such as neodymium; a second catalyst unit that consists of an oxygen storage/release material and a perovskite oxide disposed in contact with the oxygen storage/release material and represented by the general formula LaxM11-xM2O3-?, where La is lanthanum, M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of barium (Ba), strontium (Sr) and calcium (Ca), M2 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of iron (Fe), cobalt (Co) and manganese (Mn), x satisfies 0<x?1, and ? satisfies 0???1; and a holding material that holds the first catalyst unit and the second catalyst unit in a mutually separated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Ito, Yasunari Hanaki, Tetsuro Naito, Misaki Akaishi
  • Publication number: 20170266644
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification catalyst includes: a first catalyst unit that consists of a hydrogen generating catalyst including a noble metal and an oxide that contains lanthanum, zirconium and an additional element such as neodymium; a second catalyst unit that consists of an oxygen storage/release material and a perovskite oxide disposed in contact with the oxygen storage/release material and represented by the general formula LaxM11-xM2O3-?, where La is lanthanum, M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of barium (Ba), strontium (Sr) and calcium (Ca), M2 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of iron (Fe), cobalt (Co) and manganese (Mn), x satisfies 0<x?1, and ? satisfies 0???1; and a holding material that holds the first catalyst unit and the second catalyst unit in a mutually separated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji ITO, Yasunari HANAKI, Tetsuro NAITO, Misaki AKAISHI
  • Patent number: 9352301
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification catalyst contains a first catalyst in which an oxide of general formula (1): LaxM1-xM?O3-? (where La is lanthanum, M is at least one selected from a group consisting of barium (Ba), strontium (Sr) and calcium (Ca), M? is at least one selected from a group consisting of iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni) and manganese (Mn), ? is the amount of oxygen defect, and x and ? satisfy 0<x?1 and 0???1) is supported by an oxide capable of occluding and releasing oxygen, and a second catalyst containing a noble metal. The particle size of the oxide capable of occluding and releasing oxygen is within the range from 1 to 50 nm. The particle size of the oxide of the general formula (1) is within the range from 1 to 30 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Ito, Yasunari Hanaki, Tetsuro Naito, Misaki Akaishi, Hironori Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 9101914
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst having a high purifying ability even if noble metal is not used as an essential component, an exhaust gas purifying monolith catalyst, and a method for manufacturing an exhaust gas purifying catalyst, are provided. The exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes an oxide having an oxygen storage and release capacity, and an oxide represented by the following formula (1) supported on the oxide having the oxygen storage and release capacity, LaxM1?xM?O3????(1) (wherein La represents lanthanum, M represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of barium (Ba), strontium (Sr) and calcium (Ca), M? represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni) and manganese (Mn), ? represents an oxygen deficient amount, and x and ? fulfill conditions represented by 0<x?1 and 0???1, respectively).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Ito, Yasunari Hanaki, Tetsuro Naito, Misaki Akaishi, Hironori Wakamatsu
  • Publication number: 20150217275
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification catalyst contains a first catalyst in which an oxide of general formula (1): LaxM1-xM?O3-? (where La is lanthanum, M is at least one selected from a group consisting of barium (Ba), strontium (Sr) and calcium (Ca), M? is at least one selected from a group consisting of iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni) and manganese (Mn), ? is the amount of oxygen defect, and x and ? satisfy 0<x?1 and 0???1) is supported by an oxide capable of occluding and releasing oxygen, and a second catalyst containing a noble metal. The particle size of the oxide capable of occluding and releasing oxygen is within the range from 1 to 50 nm. The particle size of the oxide of the general formula (1) is within the range from 1 to 30 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Ito, Yasunari Hanaki, Tetsuro Naito, Misaki Akaishi, Hironori Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 8992844
    Abstract: A lean NOx trap type exhaust gas purifying catalyst having a catalyst noble metal selected from a group consisting of platinum, palladium and rhodium, an inorganic oxide that carries the catalyst noble metal, and at least one NOx adsorbent one selected from a group of magnesium, barium, sodium, potassium and cesium. The inorganic oxide carrying palladium containing cerium in a CeO2-equivalent quantity in a range of 1 to 20 wt %, and at least one of aluminum and zirconium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Naito, Yasunari Hanaki, Masanori Nakamura, Masato Nagata
  • Patent number: 8877675
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: a catalyst particle unit having at least noble metal with a catalytic function, first oxides on which the catalyst noble metal is supported, and second oxides covering the first oxides on which the noble metal is supported. In catalyst powder formed of an aggregate of plural pieces of the catalyst particle units, at least one type of compounds selected from the group consisting of a transition element, an alkali earth metal element, an alkali metal element, and a rare earth element, which is a promoter component, are contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu, Tetsuro Naito, Katsuo Suga, Hiroto Kikuchi, Kazuyuki Shiratori
  • Publication number: 20140018235
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst having a high purifying ability even if noble metal is not used as an essential component, an exhaust gas purifying monolith catalyst, and a method for manufacturing an exhaust gas purifying catalyst, are provided. The exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes an oxide having an oxygen storage and release capacity, and an oxide represented by the following formula (1) supported on the oxide having the oxygen storage and release capacity, LaxM1-xM?O3-???(1) (wherein La represents lanthanum, M represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of barium (Ba), strontium (Sr) and calcium (Ca), M? represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni) and manganese (Mn), ? represents an oxygen deficient amount, and x and ? fulfill conditions represented by 0<x?1 and 0???1, respectively).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Junji Ito, Yasunari Hanaki, Tetsuro Naito, Misaki Akaishi, Hironori Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 8609578
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst is constituted by: noble metal particles (1); first compounds (2) which support the noble metal particles (1); second compounds (3) different in type from the first compounds (2); and oxides (4) which surround the noble metal particles (1), the first compounds (2) and the second compounds (3). A median diameter of the first compounds (2) and a median diameter of the second compounds (3) satisfy a relationship of a following inequality: median diameter of first compounds<median diameter of second compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Nakamura, Yoshiaki Hiramoto, Hiroto Kikuchi, Hironori Wakamatsu, Kazuyuki Shiratori, Tetsuro Naito, Katsuo Suga
  • Patent number: 8569201
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: rhodium; a zirconium-containing oxide which supports rhodium, and comprises: at least one element selected from the group consisting of calcium, lanthanum, cerium, neodymium and yttrium; and zirconium; and a NOx absorbing material comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of magnesium, barium, sodium, potassium and cesium. A degree of dispersion of rhodium is 20% or more after baking at 900° C. in air for three hours. A method for manufacturing the exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: mixing the zirconium-containing oxide with water, thereby preparing an aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide; and supporting rhodium on the zirconium-containing oxide by mixing the aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide with an aqueous solution of a rhodium salt. A pH of a mixed liquid of the aqueous solution of the rhodium salt and the aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide is adjusted to 7 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Naito, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 8486853
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst (1) according to the present invention includes noble metal particles (6), a first compound (7) supporting the noble metal particles (6), and a second compound (9) disposed not in contact with the noble metal particles (6) and having an oxygen storage capacity. An average distance between the first compound (7) and the second compound (9) is between 5 nm and 300 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shiratori, Katsuo Suga, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu, Hiroto Kikuchi, Tetsuro Naito, Jun Ikezawa
  • Publication number: 20130177484
    Abstract: A lean NOx trap type exhaust gas purifying catalyst having a catalyst noble metal selected from a group consisting of platinum, palladium and rhodium, an inorganic oxide that carries the catalyst noble metal, and at least one NOx adsorbent one selected from a group of magnesium, barium, sodium, potassium and cesium. The inorganic oxide carrying palladium containing cerium in a CeO2-equivalent quantity in a range of 1 to 20 wt %, and at least one of aluminum and zirconium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Naito, Yasunari Hanaki, Masanori Nakamura, Masato Nagata
  • Patent number: 8455390
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes a monolithic substrate (2), and a transition metal oxide layer (3) formed in the monolithic substrate (2). The transition metal oxide layer (3) contains transition metal oxide powder including: transition metal oxide particles (10); a first compound (20) on which the transition metal oxide particles (10) are supported; and a second compound (30) that surrounds a single body or an aggregate of the transition metal oxide particles (10) and the first compound (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroto Kikuchi, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu, Katsuo Suga, Toshiharu Miyamura, Jun Ikezawa, Tetsuro Naito, Junji Ito
  • Publication number: 20120322652
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: rhodium; a zirconium-containing oxide which supports rhodium, and comprises: at least one element selected from the group consisting of calcium, lanthanum, cerium, neodymium and yttrium; and zirconium; and a NOx absorbing material comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of magnesium, barium, sodium, potassium and cesium. A degree of dispersion of rhodium is 20% or more after baking at 900° C. in air for three hours. A method for manufacturing the exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: mixing the zirconium-containing oxide with water, thereby preparing an aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide; and supporting rhodium on the zirconium-containing oxide by mixing the aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide with an aqueous solution of a rhodium salt. A pH of a mixed liquid of the aqueous solution of the rhodium salt and the aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide is adjusted to 7 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Tetsuro Naito, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 8273681
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: rhodium; a zirconium-containing oxide which supports rhodium, and comprises: at least one element selected from the group consisting of calcium, lanthanum, cerium, neodymium and yttrium; and zirconium; and a NOx absorbing material comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of magnesium, barium, sodium, potassium and cesium. A degree of dispersion of rhodium is 20% or more after baking at 900° C. in air for three hours. A method for manufacturing the exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: mixing the zirconium-containing oxide with water, thereby preparing an aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide; and supporting rhodium on the zirconium-containing oxide by mixing the aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide with an aqueous solution of a rhodium salt. A pH of a mixed liquid of the aqueous solution of the rhodium salt and the aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide is adjusted to 7 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Naito, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu
  • Publication number: 20120053050
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst (1) according to the present invention includes noble metal particles (6), a first compound (7) supporting the noble metal particles (6), and a second compound (9) disposed not in contact with the noble metal particles (6) and having an oxygen storage capacity. An average distance between the first compound (7) and the second compound (9) is between 5 nm and 300 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shiratori, Katsuo Suga, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu, Hiroto Kikuchi, Tetsuro Naito, Jun Ikezawa
  • Publication number: 20110177939
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst is constituted by: noble metal particles (1); first compounds (2) which support the noble metal particles (1); second compounds (3) different in type from the first compounds (2); and oxides (4) which surround the noble metal particles (1), the first compounds (2) and the second compounds (3). A median diameter of the first compounds (2) and a median diameter of the second compounds (3) satisfy a relationship of a following inequality: median diameter of first compounds<median diameter of second compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Masanori Nakamura, Yoshiaki Hiramoto, Hiroto Kikuchi, Hironori Wakamatsu, Kazuyuki Shiratori, Tetsuro Naito, Katsuo Suga
  • Publication number: 20110160049
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: rhodium; a zirconium-containing oxide which supports rhodium, and comprises: at least one element selected from the group consisting of calcium, lanthanum, cerium, neodymium and yttrium; and zirconium; and a NOx absorbing material comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of magnesium, barium, sodium, potassium and cesium. A degree of dispersion of rhodium is 20% or more after baking at 900° C. in air for three hours. A method for manufacturing the exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: mixing the zirconium-containing oxide with water, thereby preparing an aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide; and supporting rhodium on the zirconium-containing oxide by mixing the aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide with an aqueous solution of a rhodium salt. A pH of a mixed liquid of the aqueous solution of the rhodium salt and the aqueous liquid of the zirconium-containing oxide is adjusted to 7 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Tetsuro Naito, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu
  • Publication number: 20110094211
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes a monolithic substrate (2), and a transition metal oxide layer (3) formed in the monolithic substrate (2). The transition metal oxide layer (3) contains transition metal oxide powder including: transition metal oxide particles (10); a first compound (20) on which the transition metal oxide particles (10) are supported; and a second compound (30) that surrounds a single body or an aggregate of the transition metal oxide particles (10) and the first compound (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Kikuchi, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu, Katsuo Suga, Toshiharu Miyamura, Jun Ikezawa, Tetsuro Naito, Junji Ito