Tomohiro Nakano 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).
Abstract: A gasket-mounting structure includes a mounting member and a gasket. The mounting member includes a first base, an outer sleeve protruding from the first base, an inner sleeve protruding from the first base in the same direction of the outer sleeve radially inside the outer sleeve, and a groove surrounded by the first base, the outer sleeve, and the inner sleeve. The gasket includes an annular second base, an annular outer protrusion extending from the second base to be pressed in the groove, and an annular inner protrusion extending from the second base to be axially pressed on the inner sleeve radially inside the outer protrusion such that the inner sleeve is radially placed between the outer protrusion and the inner protrusion.
Abstract: A structure for mounting a gasket on a block includes a block with a fluid channel and a gasket surrounding an opening of the fluid channel. The gasket has a sealing tip, which is an annular wall made of resin and located radially outside the opening of the fluid channel. The sealing tip is press-fitted in the block and is elastically deformable in its radial direction.
January 15, 2019
December 17, 2020
NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
Atsushi NAKANO, Toshihide I IDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Tomohiro ADACHI
Abstract: A port injection valve injects fuel to an intake passage. In multiple injection processing, a demanded injection quantity of the fuel is divided into a synchronous injection quantity and a non-synchronous injection quantity in accordance with at least one of: the load, which is a physical quantity having a correlation with the amount of air to be filled; and the temperature of an internal-combustion engine. The fuel is injected through intake non-synchronous injection and intake synchronous injection in this order. In the intake synchronous injection, the fuel is injected synchronously with a valve-open period of an intake valve. In the intake non-synchronous injection, the fuel is injected at a timing more advanced than in the intake synchronous injection.
Abstract: A fluid pressure detection device capable of accurately detecting a pressure change of a fluid flowing inside a tube includes a substrate, and piezoelectric elements on the top surface of the substrate. The substrate is substantially rectangular in shape. The piezoelectric elements are arranged along the longitudinal direction of the substrate with long sides of each of the piezoelectric elements substantially perpendicular to the long side of the substrate. The substrate has slits on both sides of each of the piezoelectric elements in the longitudinal direction of the substrate. When detecting the pressure, the tube is deformed with a bottom surface of the substrate.
Abstract: A fuel injection control device includes a valve closing detection unit (54) to detect a valve closing timing by using either of an electromotive force quantity detection mode and a timing detection mode, a selection unit (21) to select either of the electromotive force quantity detection mode and the timing detection mode for detecting the valve closing timing, and a correction unit (21) to calculate a correction coefficient for correcting a requested injection quantity so as to reduce the difference between an estimated injection quantity and the requested injection quantity, and the selection unit selects the electromotive force quantity detection mode regardless of the value of the requested injection quantity when the calculation of the correction coefficient is not completed.
Abstract: The disclosure provides a pressure control device that improves the workability in assembling a body and a filter unit. The pressure control device includes a body and a filter unit. The body has a flow path that includes a groove and a widened part. The widened part is connected to the groove, extends to a bottom of the groove, and has a width larger than a width of the groove. The filter unit is housed along a depth direction of the widened part to capture foreign matter mixed in a fluid that passes through the flow path. The filter unit includes a cylindrical frame and a flat plate-shaped filter member, wherein the frame includes a through hole part that penetrates in a direction orthogonal to a central axis, and the filter member is disposed to block the through hole part.
Abstract: A controller for a hybrid vehicle restarts an engine in a start mode selected from multiple start modes. The multiple start modes include a first start mode of starting combustion in the engine when a clutch starts transmitting torque and a second start mode of starting combustion in the engine after the clutch starts transmitting torque. The controller is configured to, in a case in which the engine is restarted in the second start mode, measure a cranking start time from when engagement of the clutch is commanded to when transmission of the torque through the clutch is started, and only when measurement of the cranking start time has been completed after the vehicle is activated, restart the engine in the first start mode.
Abstract: Upon a request for switching from a first travel mode of traveling with a clutch disengaged and operation of an engine stopped to a second travel mode of traveling with the clutch engaged and the engine operating, a controller for a hybrid vehicle restarts the engine in the following manner. That is, the controller restarts the engine in a first start mode of starting combustion in the engine with the clutch non-fully engaged when a rotation speed of a motor is greater than a determination value and restarts the engine in a second start mode of starting combustion in the engine with the clutch fully engaged when the rotation speed of the motor is less than or equal to the determination value.
Abstract: A recording device includes a carriage including a recording head configured to discharge liquid onto a medium and being movable in an intersecting direction, the intersecting direction intersecting a transport direction of the medium, a suction platen facing the recording head and being configured to suck the medium, a transport mechanism provided upstream from the suction platen in the transport direction and configured to transport the medium downstream in the transport direction, a drying unit located downstream from the recording head in the transport direction, a medium suction mechanism configured to suck the medium fed to the drying unit, and a controller configured to control the transport mechanism. The controller is configured to form a curved portion by curving between the drying unit and the suction platen in the transport direction, a part of the medium.
Abstract: A fuel injection control device has a conduction time calculation unit, a setting unit, a conduction control unit, a detection unit, an estimation unit, and a changing unit. The conduction time calculation unit calculates a conduction time of an electric actuator corresponding to a requested injection quantity during partial lift injection. The setting unit sets a command conduction time. The conduction control unit energizes an electric actuator on the basis of a command conduction time set by the setting unit. The detection unit detects a physical quantity having a correlation with an actual injection quantity during partial lift injection. The estimation unit estimates an actual injection quantity on the basis of a detection result of the detection unit. The changing unit changes a lower limit time on the basis of a deviation between an estimated actual injection quantity and a requested injection quantity.
Abstract: A fuel injection control device includes a conduction time calculation unit, a detection unit, an estimation unit, a correction unit, a sudden change determination unit, and a reflection speed setting unit. The detection unit detects a physical quantity having a correlation with an actual injection quantity during the partial lift injection. The estimation unit estimates the actual injection quantity on the basis of a detection result of the detection unit. The correction unit corrects the requested injection quantity by a correction quantity corresponding to a deviation between the actual injection quantity and the requested injection quantity. The sudden change determination unit determines whether or not the correction quantity is in a sudden change state on the basis of whether or not the correction quantity has changed from a previous value by a prescribed quantity or more. The reflection speed setting unit sets the reflection speed.
Abstract: Pharmaceutical composition particle capable of masking an unpalatable taste and improvement in dissolution properties, an orally disintegrating tablet containing the pharmaceutical composition particle, and a method for manufacturing a pharmaceutical composition particle. The pharmaceutical composition particle includes a core particle containing a drug and a water-soluble gelling swelling substance; and an outer layer which contains a water-insoluble substance and constitutes a coating provided on the outer side of the core particle. The method for manufacturing includes: pulverizing a water-soluble gelling swelling substance to have an average particle diameter of 15 ?m or less; a core particle manufacturing step of mixing the water-soluble gelling swelling substance pulverized and a drug to manufacture a core particle; and an outer layer formation step of coating the core particle with a water-insoluble substance on the outer side of the core particle.
Abstract: During a catalyst rapid warm-up at a time of a cold start of an engine, a fuel is injected by a required injection quantity through a multi-stage injection consisting of a fuel injection by a full lift injection during an intake stroke and a fuel injection by a partial lift injection during a compression stroke. In a case where a deterioration of a combustion state is confirmed, a correction for increasing the required injection quantity, which is to enrich an air-fuel ratio, is performed. At a time of the enriching quantity increase, a sum of injection quantities of the multi-stage injection is increased by the amount of the correction for increasing the required injection quantity without the injection quantity and an injection timing of the fuel injection by the partial lift injection being changed from a base time.
Abstract: A fuel injection control device includes a valve closing detection unit to detect a valve closing timing by using either of an electromotive force quantity detection mode and an timing detection mode and a selection unit to select either of the electromotive force quantity detection mode and the timing detection mode for detecting the valve closing timing, and the selection unit: selects the timing detection mode when a requested injection quantity is larger than a prescribed reference injection quantity in partial lift injection; and selects the electromotive force quantity detection mode when the requested injection quantity is smaller than the reference injection quantity.
Abstract: The present invention is to present a status notification method for the sample analyzer. The method includes a detection step for detecting the status of the sample analyzer for analyzing the sample, and an irradiating step for irradiating light upward in accordance with the detection step.
Abstract: An ink jet printing apparatus includes a radiation-curable ink having a surface tension of 25.0 mN/m or less, and a printing head including a nozzle face having an opening of a nozzle through which the radiation-curable ink is ejected, and a liquid-repellent film on the nozzle face. The liquid-repellent film enables the radiation-curable ink to forms a contact angle of 60.0 degrees or more therewith.
Abstract: A fuel injection control device includes a correction unit to calculate a correction coefficient for correcting a valve closing timing detected by an electromotive force quantity detection mode by using a valve closing timing detected by a timing detection mode. An estimation unit estimates an estimated injection quantity by using a valve closing timing after corrected by using a correction coefficient when the electromotive force quantity detection mode is selected by a selection unit and a valve closing timing is detected by the electromotive force quantity detection mode.
Abstract: After start-up of an internal combustion engine, a CPU divides a request injection amount, which is used to control the air-fuel ratio to a target value, into an amount of fuel injected by a port injection valve and an amount of fuel injected by a direct injection valve based on rotation speed and a load ratio. When the amount of fuel injected by the port injection valve changes from zero to greater than zero, the CPU decreases the actual fuel injection amount from the divided fuel injection amount then gradually increases to the divided fuel injection amount. When the amount of fuel injected by the port injection valve is gradually increased, the amount of fuel injected by the direct injection valve is increased from the divided fuel injection amount so that the request injection amount of fuel is injected by the port injection valve and the direct injection valve.
Abstract: A pressure control device capable of preventing a body and a filter unit which are assembled from being disassembled unintentionally is provided. A pressure control device includes: a body, which has a flow path that includes a groove and a widening portion that is connected to the groove and has a width larger than the width of the groove to a bottom portion of the groove; and a filter unit which is accommodated along a depth direction of the widening portion and captures foreign matter mixed in a fluid passing through the flow path. The filter unit has a detachment prevention portion which prevents a detachment form the widening portion.