Patents by Inventor Zene Ueno

Zene Ueno 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: 4222351
    Abstract: In the preparation of a gaseous fuel mixture mainly of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from a hydrocarbon fuel in the presence of oxygen and water by either the partial combustion process or the catalytic decomposition, the product of catalytic decomposition of an aqueous solution of hydrogen peroxide is utilized as the oxygen and water sources. When a relatively dilute hydrogen peroxide solution is used, the resulting liquid phase water may be separated from the decomposition product and introduced into either the subsequent reaction system or the produced fuel mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Katuaki Kosaka, Zene Ueno, Tadahiko Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 4181100
    Abstract: A lean mixture, rich in hydrogen, is introduced into the combustion chamber. Fuel is then injected to the center of the chamber to provide a rich strata. The rapid flame front propagation due to the hydrogen minimizes the HC production quench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kimitaka Yamane, Akira Morita, Zene Ueno
  • Patent number: 4111161
    Abstract: A lean air-fuel mixture and hydrogen gas are introduced into the combustion chamber so that high concentrations of hydrogen form about the spark plug and combustion chamber walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Zene Ueno, Akira Morita, Shigeo Iwaki, Tadahiko Nagaoka, Tokuich Inagaki
  • Patent number: 4108114
    Abstract: A reformer for obtaining a reformed gas containing H.sub.2 and/or CO from an ordinary fuel exemplified by a petroleum fuel, having a reaction chamber in the form of a combustion chamber of a compression-ignition internal combustion engine, preferably with a swirl-producing auxiliary chamber, and a piston adapted to compress the fuel usually together with air at a compression ratio ranging from about 14 to about 20 in order to initiate and sustain a reforming reaction by the heat of adiabatic compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Katuaki Kosaka, Zene Ueno
  • Patent number: 4103653
    Abstract: The ignition timing of an engine is controlled to an optimum value in accordance with the amount of hydrogen supplied as an auxiliary fuel to the engine in addition to a main fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Zene Ueno, Akira Morita, Atushi Chida
  • Patent number: 4088450
    Abstract: A plurality of catalysts are arranged in a desirable order based on the temperature gradient existing in the reaction chamber. The operating temperature of the catalyst and the temperature of the portion of the reaction chamber it is in, are matched so as to avoid catalytic degradation and/or catalytic inactivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Katuaki Kosaka, Zene Ueno, Seizo Ishikura, Atushi Chida
  • Patent number: 4079703
    Abstract: A lean mixture, rich in hydrogen, is introduced into the combustion chamber. Fuel is then injected to the center of the chamber to provide a rich strata. The rapid flame front propagation due to the hydrogen minimizes the HC production quench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimitaka Yamane, Akira Morita, Zene Ueno
  • Patent number: 4059076
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon fuel is subjected to combustion in an internal combustion engine by the use of excess air, and the exhaust gas is utilized as heat and oxygen sources for partial oxidation of the hydrocarbon fuel in a separate reformer. A resulting mixture of the reformed gas and the exhaust gas is subjected to heat exchange with air to be drawn into the engine and/or the fuel to be supplied to the reformer and thereafter is supplied to a larger internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katuaki Kosaka, Zene Ueno
  • Patent number: 4059415
    Abstract: Apparatus for converting a combustible material such as a hydrocarbon or carbon fuel into a gaseous fuel containing H.sub.2 and/or CO by reaction with a heated mixture of O.sub.2 and H.sub.2 O prepared by decomposition of H.sub.2 O.sub.2, characterized by the provision of a venturi section located upstream of the entrance to a reaction chamber for increasing the velocity of the flow of the O.sub.2 --H.sub.2 O mixture and arrangement of the combustible feed line to add the combustible to the mixture at the venturi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katuaki Kosaka, Fumio Wagatsuma, Mithuo Shimomoto, Osamu Harada, Zene Ueno
  • Patent number: 4056086
    Abstract: H.sub.2 O.sub.2 or its aqueous solution is catalytically decomposed into oxygen and water in a vessel having radiation fins formed on its wall, and the heat of decomposition is transferred to air drawn into the induction passage, to fuel ready to jet into the drawn air or to an air-fuel mixture flowing through the induction passage. The evolved oxygen is fed to the combustion chamber and/or the exhaust line of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1977
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Zene Ueno, Katuaki Kosaka, Fumio Wagatsuma
  • Patent number: 4004413
    Abstract: An oxidizer other than air is decomposed, ignited in combination with a fuel, and fed into a combustion chamber to promote combustion of a main air-fuel mixture, the oxidizer or oxidizing agent does not contain nitrogen, and combustion of the mixture in the combustion chamber produces low levels of nitrogen oxides and other pollutants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zene Ueno, Tadahiko Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 4004554
    Abstract: A free hydrogen containing gas is produced from a fuel by a self-operating or -perpetuating expander in which a working member compresses a base mixture of fuel, oxygen or air and water during the compression stroke thereof. The base mixture is heated, after being compressed, by a flame resulting from combustion of a combustible mixture in a combustion chamber to convert the fuel into the gas, and the gas expands to perform work on the working member which accumulates power for the compression stroke of the working member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katuaki Kosaka, Zene Ueno, Tadahiko Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 3985107
    Abstract: Decomposed hydrogen peroxide is fed into an engine intake passageway in addition to fuel and air to provide a combustible mixture containing a low concentration of nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1973
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zene Ueno, Tadahiko Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 3982878
    Abstract: To a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen or air having the stoichiometric oxygen-to-hydrogen ratio, a diluent gas such as carbon dioxide or argon is added before the mixture is fed to the combustor when the burning rate of the mixture is excessively high. The diluent in the combustion gas can be reused after separation of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimitaka Yamane, Zene Ueno, Akira Morita, Tadahiko Nagaoka, Shigeo Iwaki
  • Patent number: 3963000
    Abstract: The system fundamentarily consists of a means to prepare a substantially gaseous mixture of a fuel, e.g., hydrocarbons, oxygen and water, a heated catalyst chamber and a reciprocating compressor. The compressor is arranged and valve-controlled such that the fuel mixture is pressurized before the feeding into the catalyst chamber and the heated and pressurized H.sub.2 -containing mixture is drawn into and expanded in the working chamber of the compressor before the feeding into an engine. The means to prepare the starting fuel mixture may include a sub-system for producing oxygen and water from hydrogen peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katuaki Kosaka, Zene Ueno, Tadahiko Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 3937010
    Abstract: A rotating wheel made of oxygen absorbing material absorbs oxygen from air passing therethrough from an air inlet to a residual gas outlet. Fuel passing through the wheel from a fuel inlet to an oxidized gas outlet is oxidized by the absorbed oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katuaki Kosaka, Zene Ueno, Tadahiko Nagaoka