Yuji Yasui 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: An exhaust purification system is provided that can appropriately grasp the NOx concentration or NH3 concentration on a downstream side of a selective reduction catalyst. A separation filter of the system models a downstream NOx estimated value (NOx_DW_hat) of the catalyst with a value obtained by multiplying a coefficient (Kscr) by an output (NOx_UP) of an upstream-side NOx sensor. The separation filter includes transient extraction filters that block a stationary component and allow a frequency band corresponding to an increase-decrease request of drive power from the driver to pass from the downstream NOx sensor output (Ynox) and upstream NOx sensor output (NOx_UP), and calculate filter values (Ynox_f, NOx_UP_f) of each; and an identifier that identifies the coefficient (Kscr) so that error (eid) between the filter value (Ynox_f) and a value (NOx_DW_hat_f) obtained by multiplying the purification coefficient (Kscr) by the filter value (NOx_UP_f) becomes a minimum.
Abstract: A selective reduction catalyst is disposed in an exhaust passage of an engine for reducing NOx in exhaust gases from the engine under existence of a reducing agent. The reducing agent or a reactant for generating the reducing agent is supplied to the upstream side of the selective reduction catalyst. Occurrence of a reducing-agent slip in which the reducing agent is discharged to the downstream side of the selective reduction catalyst is determined. A storage amount indicative of an amount of the reducing agent stored in the selective reduction catalyst is temporarily reduced from the state where the storage amount is at the maximum, and thereafter the storage amount is increased until the occurrence of the reducing-agent slip is detected. A supply correction amount for correcting an amount of the reducing agent is calculated according to an occurrence state of the reducing agent slip when the storage amount is changed.
Abstract: A control unit of a change dispenser calculates the fraction amount less than unit of the par value of 5000-yen bill for the balance amount and the number of 1000-yen bill equivalent to the fraction amount, calculates each numbers of 1000-yen bill and 5000-yen bill needed to fill a balance amount obtained by subtracting the amount of 1000-yen bill based on the number calculated from the balance amount, according to 1000-yen bill and 5000-yen bill at a given ratio, determines the balance number of 1000-yen bill by adding the number of 1000-yen bill calculated to the number of 1000-yen bill calculated and determines the number of 5000-yen bill calculated as the balance number of 5000-yen bill.
Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine having a lean NOx catalyst in an exhaust system is provided. The lean NOx catalyst traps NOx in exhaust gases when the exhaust gases are in an oxidizing state, and discharges the trapped NOx when the exhaust gases are in an reducing state. In this apparatus, an estimated trapped NOx amount which is an estimated value of an amount of NOx trapped in the lean NOx catalyst, is calculated using a neural network. Engine operating parameters indicative of an operating condition of the engine are input, and the neural network outputs at least one control parameter which is relevant to the lean NOx catalyst. A reducing process of the NOx trapped in the lean NOx catalyst is performed according to the estimated trapped NOx amount.
Abstract: An exhaust purification system for an internal combustion engine is provided that can steadily maintain a NOx purification rate of a selective reduction catalyst to be high without allowing the fuel economy or marketability to deteriorate. The exhaust purification system includes a NO2—NOx ratio adjustment mechanism that causes a NO2—NOx ratio to change; and a NO2—NOx ratio perturbation controller that executes NO2—NOx ratio perturbation control so that a NO2 balance of the selective reduction catalyst in a predetermined time period, with NO2 adsorption being positive and NO2 release being negative, is 0. Herein, NO2—NOx ratio perturbation control is defined as control that alternately executes NO2 increase control to cause the NO2—NOx ratio to be greater than a reference value near 0.5, and NO2 decrease control to cause the NO2—NOx ratio to be less than the reference value.
Abstract: In a control apparatus for an automatic transmission, it is configured to calculate a change amount (?NC estimation value) of an output rotational speed of the transmission (S10); calculate an average (I phase initial average G) of the change amount of the output rotational speed over a predetermined period of an initial inertia (I) phase of shifting; calculate an average (after-shift average G) of a vehicle acceleration after the completion of the shifting, assuming that the change amount of the output rotational speed indicates the vehicle acceleration G; calculate a difference (I phase initial G) between the average of the change amount of the output rotational speed and the average of the vehicle acceleration; incrementally and decrementally correct the desired value of the transmission torque of the frictional engaging element such that the calculated difference falls within a predetermined range; and control supply of hydraulic pressure to the frictional engaging element such that it becomes the correct
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a coin processing apparatus, comprising: a storing section, a coin dispensing unit, a storage unit, a sensor and a drive unit. The storing section configured to house coins. The coin dispensing unit configured to dispense the coins housed in the storing section. The storage unit configured to store the coins dispensed from the coin dispensing unit. The sensor configured to detect coins in the storage unit. The drive unit configured to start driving the sensor if the coin dispensing unit starts to dispense coins, and stop driving the sensor if no dispensed coins are detected by the sensor.
Abstract: An ECU controls to inject a small amount of fuel in an expansion/exhaust stroke under constraint of the minimum fuel injection capability of an injector at the time of warming-up of a catalyst. The ECU controls injection of fuel in expansion/exhaust strokes (expansion/exhaust stroke injection) at the time of warming-up of a catalyst. Fuel injection control is performed so that when temperature of the catalyst becomes higher than a predetermined temperature, fuel injection in the expansion/exhaust strokes is performed for a period of a predetermined ratio in a selected cycle period. The expansion/exhaust stroke injection is not performed in the other period. By effectively utilizing oxygen absorbed on the catalyst, while suppressing slip HC, the activation time of the catalyst can be shortened.
Abstract: A control apparatus which is capable of ensuring both high-level stability and accuracy of control, even when controlling a controlled object having extremal characteristics or a controlled object a controlled object model of which cannot be represented. The control apparatus 1 includes a cooperative controller 30, an onboard model analyzer 40, and a model corrector 60. The model corrector 60 calculates the model correction parameter matrix ?, so as to correct the controlled object model defining the relationship between the intake opening angle ?lin and the exhaust reopening angle ?rbl and the indicated mean effective pressure Pmi. The onboard model analyzer 40 calculates first and second response indices RI1 and RI2 representative of correlations between ?lin, ?rbl, and Pmi, based on the controlled object model corrected using ?.
Abstract: An exhaust purification system for an internal combustion engine is provided that can maintain the NOx purification rate of a selective reduction catalyst at near the maximum thereof. The exhaust purification system is provided with an oxidation catalyst and CSF provided in the exhaust plumbing of the engine, a selective reduction catalyst that is provided in the exhaust plumbing on the downstream side of oxidation catalyst and CSF, and selectively reduces NOx in the exhaust, and a NO2 sensor that detects NO2 in the exhaust inside of the exhaust plumbing on the downstream side of the selective reduction catalyst. An ECU executes NO2-NOx ratio decrease processing to cause the NO2-NOx ratio corresponding to the ratio of NO2 to NOx in the exhaust flowing into the selective reduction catalyst to decrease, in a case of a detection value Vno2 from the NO2 sensor being greater than a predetermined value Vno2_th.
Abstract: A control apparatus capable of improving the control accuracy and stability when controlling a controlled object with a predetermined restraint condition between a plurality of model parameters, or a controlled object having a lag characteristic, using a control target model of a discrete-time system. The control apparatus has an ECU which arranges a control target model including two model parameters such that terms not multiplied by the model parameters and terms multiplied by the same are on different sides of the model, respectively. Assuming the different sides represent a combined signal value and an estimated combined signal value, respectively, the ECU calculates onboard identified values of the model parameters such that an identification error between the signal values is minimized, and calculates an air-fuel ratio correction coefficient using the identified values and a control algorithm derived from the control target model.
Abstract: A control system for a plant e.g. as a non-linear system, which is capable of properly suppressing interaction occurring between a plurality of control inputs and a plurality of controlled variables, thereby making it possible to properly control the controlled variables and easily design the control system. In the control system, each of a plurality of interaction suppression parameters for correcting the control inputs, respectively, such that the interaction is suppressed is calculated using a neural network constructed by using, out of the plurality of control inputs, a control input other than a control input corrected by a calculated interaction suppression parameter, as an input, and the interaction suppression parameter as an output.
Abstract: A control apparatus which is capable of enhancing the accuracy of control of a controlled object having characteristics that dead time and response delay thereof vary. The control apparatus includes an ECU. The ECU calculates four predicted values as values of a controlled variable associated with respective times when four dead times elapse, respectively, calculates four weight function values associated with an exhaust gas volume, and calculates four products by multiplying the predicted values by the weight function values, respectively. The ECU sets the total sum of the four products as a predicted equivalent ratio and calculates an air-fuel ratio correction coefficient such that the predicted equivalent ratio becomes equal to a target equivalent ratio.
Abstract: A control apparatus that can partially identify model parameters is provided. The apparatus for controlling an object that is modeled using at least one first model parameter and at least one second model parameter comprises a partial model parameter identifier for recursively identifying the second model parameter based on an output from the object and an input into the object, and a controller for using the first model parameter that is pre-identified and the second model parameter identified by the partial model parameter identifier to determine an input into the controller so that the output from the object converges to a desired value. Since all model parameters are not required to be recursively identified, the time for causing the model parameters to converge to optimal values can be shortened. The computational complexity for the identifier can be reduced.
Abstract: A control system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. In the control system, an engine state parameter is calculated using a self-organizing map for calculating a predetermined output parameter according to at least one engine operating parameter which indicates an operating condition of said engine. The engine state parameter indicates an engine state which is relevant to the predetermined output parameter.
May 16, 2008
Date of Patent:
February 14, 2012
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Jörg Böttcher, Michael Fischer, Yuji Yasui
Abstract: A controller for a plant that controls a controlled variable for the plant in accordance with estimated values, allowing to reduce any error in the estimated values that is caused by solid variation or aging of the plant. A controller for an exhaust emission control system has an estimated Inert-EGR value calculation section (711) to calculate the estimated value IEGRHAT for the Inert-EGR amount on the basis of an input vector U through a neural network, an estimated LAF sensor output value calculation section (712) to calculate the estimated value ?HAT for an exhaust air-fuel ratio correlating with the Inert-EGR amount on the basis of the input vector U through the neural network, an LAF sensor (34) to detect the exhaust air-fuel ratio, and a nonlinear adaptive corrector (713) to calculate the adaptive input UVNS such that the estimated error EHAT between the detected value ?ACT from the LAF sensor (34) and the estimated output value ?HAT of the LAF sensor (34) is minimized.
March 27, 2009
January 19, 2012
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Yuji Yasui, Koichi Nakajima, Michael Fischer
Abstract: An EGR control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of accurately controlling an inert gas amount and an inert gas ratio of two types of EGR gas supplied to cylinders of the engine via two paths different from each other, thereby making it possible to ensure a stable combustion state and reduced exhaust emissions. The EGR control apparatus includes a low-pressure EGR device, a high-pressure EGR device, and an ECU. The ECU calculates a target low-pressure opening, calculates an estimated value of an in-cylinder low-pressure inert gas flow rate, which is the estimated value of an inert gas amount included in low-pressure EGR gas supplied to the cylinders via an intake passage, calculates a target high-pressure opening using the estimated value, and controls low-pressure and high-pressure EGR control valves, using the target low-pressure opening and the target high-pressure opening.
Abstract: An EGR control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of properly controlling an inert gas amount of two types of EGR gas supplied to cylinders of the engine via two paths different from each other, thereby making it possible to ensure a stable combustion state, reduced exhaust emissions, and improve operability. The EGR control apparatus includes low-pressure and high-pressure EGR devices, and an ECU. The ECU controls the low-pressure and high-pressure EGR gas amounts according to engine speed and demanded torque, and when a combination of engine speed and demanded torque is in a predetermined region, the low-pressure and high-pressure EGR gas amounts are controlled such that inert gas in low-pressure EGR gas exceeds in amount inert gas in high-pressure EGR gas, and the former more exceeds the latter as engine speed is higher or demanded torque is larger.
Abstract: An optimum control parameter in control of an internal combustion engine and the like is searched. In a plurality of search cycles, a control parameter that maximizes an output of an object to be controlled which shows an output realized by a given control parameter is searched using control parameters. The control parameters are provided at each search cycle by a predetermined algorithm. A periodic function of a predetermined period and a correction value obtained in a previous search cycle are added to the control parameters to obtain an input parameters to the object. An output obtained from the object with the input parameters is multiplied by the periodic function to obtain a correction value for correcting the control parameters such that the search converges.
Abstract: A system for purifying exhaust gas generated by an internal combustion engine including a bypass branching out from the exhaust pipe downstream of a catalyst and merging to the exhaust pipe, an adsorber installed in the bypass, a bypass valve member which closes the bypass, and an EGR conduit connected to the bypass at one end and connected to the air intake system for recirculating the exhaust gas to the air intake system. The bypass valve member is opened for a period after engine startup to introduce the exhaust gas such that the adsorber installed in the bypass adsorbs the unburnt HC component in the exhaust gas. The adsorber adsorbs the HC component when the exhaust temperature rises and the adsorbed component is recirculated to the air intake system through the EGR conduit. In the system, the bypass valve is provided at or close to the branching point in the exhaust pipe and a chamber is provided close to the branching point such that the conduit is connected to the bypass at the one end in the chamber.