With Means For Handling Motor Exhaust Patents (Class 180/309)
  • Patent number: 11428481
    Abstract: A machine that includes a cooling package and a method for cleaning debris from the cooling package is disclosed. The cooling package may include a housing, a cooler, a heat exchanger, a conduit, and plurality of nozzles mounted on the conduit. The cooler may be configured to receive heated machine fluid generated by the machine. The heat exchanger may be configured to convey heat away from the cooler and may include a plurality of fins coupled to and extending outward from the cooler. The plurality of fins may define a plurality of channels. The conduit may be disposed between the housing and the plurality of fins. The plurality of nozzles are configured to discharge a fluid on the fins. The fluid may be air or a release agent. In some embodiments, a release agent may be discharged on the fins prior to the discharge of air on the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Robert Kleinvachter, Conwell K. Rife, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11305642
    Abstract: The vehicle of the present application includes a vehicle frame; a muffler supported by the vehicle frame; and a supporting unit comprising a rubber damper, located between the muffler and the vehicle frame and, connected to the vehicle frame such that the muffler is suspended from the vehicle frame and supported by the vehicle frame. The supporting unit comprises a first bracket and a second bracket on the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Eshima, Yoichiro Deguchi
  • Patent number: 11242793
    Abstract: A muffler assembly unit for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, especially in a vehicle, includes a muffler (42) with a muffler housing (10). The muffler housing (10) is elongated along a longitudinal axis of the housing. A housing jacket (40) encloses the muffler housing (10). At least one air guiding bulge (34) is provided on the housing jacket (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: PUREM GMBH
    Inventors: Ian Barret, Laurent Cazeneuve
  • Patent number: 11236654
    Abstract: A filter (30) traps particulate matter in an exhaust gas. A filter inlet side pressure sensor (34) is provided in an inlet side of the filter (30). An EGR valve inlet side pressure sensor (22) is provided in an inlet side of an EGR valve (20). A regeneration controller (38C) determines whether or not the filter inlet side pressure sensor (34) is in failure based upon a difference between a pressure value detected by the filter inlet side pressure sensor (34) and a pressure value detected by the EGR valve inlet side pressure sensor (22). When the filter inlet side pressure sensor (34) is in failure, the regeneration controller (38C) performs control of regeneration treatment using a differential pressure calculated based upon a pressure value detected by the EGR valve inlet side pressure sensor (22) and a pressure value detected by the filter outlet side pressure sensor (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuuhei Noguchi, Hajime Yoshida, Tetsuya Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11155156
    Abstract: A working vehicle includes an engine mounted in a front portion of a travelling vehicle, and a post-processing device configured to purify exhaust gas from the engine. The engine and the post-processing device are covered with a hood. An upper surface side of the hood is inclined to extend diagonally upward from a front side to a rear side. The post-processing device is mounted on an upper side of the engine, and is positioned on a rear and inner side of the inclined upper surface side of the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: YANMAR POWER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 11123449
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a mobile sterilization system, a sterilization vehicle, a mobile execution system, a mobile preprocessing system, and a mobile analysis system. The mobile sterilization system includes a vehicle body, a sterilization system, a hydrothermal system, a gas supply system, a gas processing system, a humidification system, and a fresh air system, the sterilization system, the hydrothermal system, the gas supply system, the gas processing system, the humidification system, and the fresh air system being mounted on the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Chio Kang Medical, Inc., Qiaokang Biotech (Guangdong) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianlong Xue, Dongxin Hou, Shengwei Hu, Xuzhong Liao, Xin Yin, Yecheng He, Guqun Ren, Yuhua Zou, Lixiong Feng
  • Patent number: 11118651
    Abstract: A connector includes a first buffer member that includes a spiral-shaped wire, a second buffer member that has a substantially annular and flat plate-like shape capable of warping in a thickness direction, a collar member that includes a first flange facing a radially inner side of the first buffer member, and a second flange facing a radially inner side of the second buffer member, and a coupling member. A gap for allowing the second buffer member to move in a radial direction is formed between the second buffer member and a cylindrical portion. A distance between a position of a surface of the second flange and a position of a lowest end of the collar member is greater than a distance between a position of a surface of the first flange and the position of the surface of the second flange in a view in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadakatsu Kato, Sakae Mishina, Keiichi Yoshino, Koki Enami
  • Patent number: 10906367
    Abstract: An electrified vehicle according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a tire and an electrically powered heating device configured to selectively warm the tire. The heating device may be powered during on-plug conditions to precondition the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Erik J. Christen
  • Patent number: 10899387
    Abstract: A frame arrangement for a vehicle may include a first side member and a second side member that each have an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portions are spaced laterally apart by a first distance, and the lower portions are spaced laterally apart by a second distance less than the first distance. The frame arrangement may further include a first battery positioned between the lower portions of the side members, and a second battery positioned between the upper portions of the side members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NIKOLA MOTOR COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Trevor R. Milton, Kevin M. Lynk
  • Patent number: 10900407
    Abstract: A vehicle having a frame and an internal combustion engine. An exhaust system extends from the internal combustion engine. The exhaust system includes an exhaust muffler with an exhaust hanger. The exhaust hanger is secured to the frame with an elastic member. An internal heat shield is located on an inner surface of the exhaust muffler to form an interior space between the internal heat shield and the exhaust muffler. The internal heat shield reduces the heat transferred to the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Orlando Otero Solivan, Junichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10894568
    Abstract: A flow-guiding arrangement for a motor vehicle includes: a wing arrangement, which is arranged in a rear-end region of the motor vehicle and has a wing element, and an underflow duct with a duct inlet and a duct outlet. The duct inlet is arranged upstream of the wing element and the duct outlet is arranged below the wing arrangement. The underflow duct is fluidically assigned a throttle device, which is configured to be actuated by a motor and via which an effective flow cross section of the underflow duct is to be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Riccardo Bauer, Tobias Posch
  • Patent number: 10889288
    Abstract: Through-the-road (TTR) hybrid designs using control strategies such as an equivalent consumption minimization strategy (ECMS) or adaptive ECMS are implemented at the supplemental torque delivering electrically-powered drive axle (or axles) in a manner that follows operational parameters or computationally estimates states of the primary drivetrain and/or fuel-fed engine, but does not itself participate in control of the fuel-fed engine or primary drivetrain. On vehicle adaptation of BSFC type data for paired-with fuel-fed engine allows an ECMS implementation (or other similar control strategy) to refine efficiency curves for the particular fuel-fed engine and/or operating conditions in a manner that can improve overall efficiencies of a TTR hybrid configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HYLIION INC.
    Inventors: Roger Richter, Jamie Noland, Morgan Culbertson
  • Patent number: 10836451
    Abstract: A motorcycle having a body frame reinforcing structure includes a right and left pair of down frames supporting an engine in a body frame. The right and left down frames are coupled using the cross member. The cross member includes a plurality of mounted portions mounted to the right and left respective down frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyuki Karashima, Yasuhiro Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10823038
    Abstract: A vehicle component (100) having an exhaust-gas tailpipe device (1) for an exhaust-gas system of a motor vehicle includes at least one exhaust-gas tailpipe (2) and an exhaust-gas tailpipe trim (3) that, in a crash situation, can be pushed at least in sections onto the exhaust-gas tailpipe (2). The exhaust-gas tailpipe device (1) has at least one shield element (4) that is designed for noise optimization and that is fastened in front of the exhaust-gas tailpipe trim (3) by means of at least one predetermined breaking device (5). Thus, in the crash situation, the shield element (4) can be pushed at least in sections onto the exhaust-gas tailpipe (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Moritz-Alexander Mueller, Stephan Schoell, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10690034
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification device including: a first case communicating with an exhaust manifold of an engine and internally including a first exhaust gas purification body for removing a carbon compound; and a second case communicating with an exhaust outlet of the first case and internally including second exhaust gas purification bodies for removing a nitrogen compound. The first case and the second case are arranged above the engine and in an L-shape to respectively extend along two side surfaces of the engine, the two side surfaces being adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Sandou, Hiroaki Naganawa, Kazuma Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10669050
    Abstract: A transport and feed unit for preforms, in particular for PET bottles, in which the transport and feed unit can be charged with preforms at its upstream end and supplies the preforms to a conveyor unit arranged at the downstream end of the transport and feed unit. The transport and feed unit has a first conveyor and a second conveyor, in which at the downstream end of the first conveyor a funnel-like device is provided through which the preforms reach the second conveyor which supplies the preforms to the conveyor unit arranged at its downstream end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: M. TANNER AG
    Inventor: Marcel Tanner
  • Patent number: 10655525
    Abstract: An emission control device for an internal combustion engine is configured to perform a particulate matter trap function of trapping, with a particulate filter, particulate matter contained in exhaust gas which flows in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine. The emission control device includes a controller. The controller is configured to calculate a particulate matter accumulation amount, which is a total amount of particulate matter trapped by the particulate filter based on an operation condition of the internal combustion engine. The controller is configured to stop calculating the particulate matter accumulation amount when the particulate matter trap function is not functioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Nakamura, Noriyasu Kobashi
  • Patent number: 10611419
    Abstract: A recreational off-highway vehicle includes side-by-side passenger and driver seats held within a chassis that is approximately 50 inches wide. The seats sit low in the chassis and are covered by a roll cage. Grab handles are positioned on the sides of the passenger seat. Select large round tubing protects the vehicle, while rectangular tubing frames the portions of the vehicle beneath body panels. The vehicle is powered by an engine rearward of the seats that is connected to a transaxle. The engine and transaxle are isolation mounted together with a portion of the air intake assembly. The vehicle is suited for rough terrain travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARCTIC CAT, INC.
    Inventors: Jared Spindler, Mark Esala, Derek Sorenson, Peter Schoenecker, Brian Eck, Andrew Hulstein, Scott Mazour, John Seal, Craig Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10589788
    Abstract: A frame arrangement for a vehicle may include first and second longitudinally extending side members that each have an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portions are spaced laterally apart by a first distance, and the lower portions are spaced laterally apart by a second distance less than the first distance. The frame arrangement may further include at least one storage tank or battery positioned between the side members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIKOLA MOTOR COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Trevor R. Milton, Kevin M. Lynk
  • Patent number: 10585739
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described that address correcting input time-series data provided for analysis and predictions. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processor, a time-series data input by a user. The computer-implemented method also includes computing, by the processor, a first plurality of predicted values based on the time-series data input by the user; computing, by the processor, a second plurality of predicted values by. The computer-implemented method also includes determining estimated time-series data based on the time-series data input by the user. The computer-implemented method also includes computing the second plurality of predicted values based on the estimated time-series data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hung-Yang Chang, James V. Codella, Subhro Das
  • Patent number: 10583935
    Abstract: A supply system for providing at least oxygen depleted air and water in a vehicle includes at least one hydrogen supply means, an air channel having an inlet and an outlet, an air cooled fuel cell unit couplable with the hydrogen supply means and arranged inside the air channel and at least one catalytic converter couplable with the hydrogen supply means and arranged between the fuel cell unit and the outlet of the air channel inside the air channel. The air cooled fuel cell unit is adapted for conducting a fuel cell process under consumption of air flowing from the inlet of the air channel through the air cooled fuel cell unit and hydrogen from the hydrogen supply means. At least one catalytic converter is adapted for producing water and oxygen depleted air under consumption of hydrogen from the at least one hydrogen supply means and air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Hoffjann
  • Patent number: 10550780
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for collection of exhaust emissions installed in vehicles and disposal thereof, based on pollution conditions of the surrounding environment, said conditions identified either from sensors installed on the vehicles themselves, or by means of an external service, e.g. the Internet, cloud service, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Elena Fersman, Athanasios Karapantelakis, N Hari Kumar, Nina Washington
  • Patent number: 10539061
    Abstract: Problem: The objective of the present invention is to provide a technique to enable more accurate measurement of oxygen contained in an exhaust gas in an exhaust device provided with an oxygen sensor. Solution: A catalyst which cleans the exhaust gas is provided in an exhaust pipe in an exhaust device that includes a muffler coupled downstream of the exhaust pipe, and an oxygen sensor is mounted on a pipe portion that is disposed downstream from the catalyst and that is directly coupled to the catalyst. The oxygen sensor is provided substantially perpendicular to the axial direction of the pipe portion through which the exhaust gas flows. The oxygen sensor includes a detecting portion, the detecting portion is disposed in a recessed portion formed in the muffler, and a wire is disposed on an outer side of the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomiyuki Sasaki, Atsushi Ito, Michio Atsuchi
  • Patent number: 10533474
    Abstract: In the engine device having an exhaust gas purification device which removes particulate matters in exhaust gas of the engine or nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas of the engine, the exhaust gas purification device is firmly fixed to a support base, and an exhaust gas outlet pipe of the engine is provided with an exhaust connection portion which connects an exhaust gas inlet of the exhaust gas purification device, and a support base connection portion which connects the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 10465587
    Abstract: A muffler for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, especially for vehicles with hybrid drive, includes a muffler housing (12), a heat exchanger unit (48), arranged in the muffler housing (12), for transferring heat from combustion exhaust gas to a heat transfer medium, an inlet pipe (38), a first outlet pipe (52) and a second outlet pipe (40). A first exhaust gas flow path (54), in the muffler housing, routs exhaust gas through the heat exchanger unit (48) to the first outlet pipe (52). A second exhaust gas flow path (56), in the muffler housing, routs exhaust gas to a second outlet pipe (40), bypassing the heat exchanger unit (48). A flow path blocking/releasing device (58) for blocking and releasing at least one exhaust gas flow path (54, 56), of the first exhaust gas flow path (54) and of the second exhaust gas flow path (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: EBERSPÄCHER EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jan Krüger, Gerd Gaiser
  • Patent number: 10443480
    Abstract: An exhaust duct has a riser duct section which is connected to an exhaust port having such an inlet port at a lower portion of the riser duct section as is connected to an exhaust port for the combustion gas. The riser duct section extends upward along an external surface of the combustion box. A horizontal direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction is defined as a lateral direction, then the riser duct section is formed into a flat shape having a smaller dimension in the front-to-back direction than the dimension in the lateral direction. Fluctuations in width between front-side and back-side plate parts of the riser duct section are devised to be restrained, and increase in size can be avoided. The riser duct section has a rail inside the riser duct section, the rail being elongated in the vertical direction and connecting together the front-side and the back-side plate parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: RINNAI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaru Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10421355
    Abstract: A high-pressure tank mounting structure includes a case that is disposed beneath a floor of a vehicle cabin and that has a bottom wall, a peripheral wall and a top wall; a plurality of high-pressure tanks that are accommodated so as to be lined up within the case; and a discharge hole that is formed at an upper portion of the case and discharges, to an exterior of the case, hydrogen that has permeated from the high-pressure tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chiaki Kataoka, Shinsuke Kinoshita, Osamu Sawai
  • Patent number: 10371029
    Abstract: An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes: an SCR catalyst including transition metal ions for reducing NOX in exhaust gas with NH3 as a reducing agent; detection means for detecting temperature of the SCR catalyst; and a heater configured to heat the SCR catalyst. When NOX does not flow into the SCR catalyst, and the temperature detected by the detection means is below a first temperature that is a temperature causing exhibition of valence recovery of transition metal ions, the heater is controlled such that the SCR catalyst is heated up to a first temperature or above and that the SCR catalyst is maintained at or above the first temperature for a prescribed period so as to achieve valence recovery of the transition metal ions put in a deteriorated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidasha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sakuma, Yoshihisa Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10363967
    Abstract: A front side member of a vehicle includes: a front side member body disposed at right and left sides along a width direction of the vehicle while being formed to extend along a longitudinal direction of the vehicle and having a closed cross-sectional formed inside, wherein the closed cross-sectional is divided by at least one rib, and wherein two or more flow paths that are not fluidically-communicate with each other are formed, reducing a weight and a part number of the vehicle and improving a layout of the engine compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Mun Soo Cha
  • Patent number: 10344658
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an exhaust device capable of preventing a silencer from interfering with a component disposed in front of the silencer by allowing the silencer to slide down even when a load is input from a rear of the vehicle. A first tailpipe 34 is provided with an inclined bracket member 37. The inclined bracket member 37 has a sliding contact surface 37b inclined rearward and downward of a vehicle. A pressing portion 44 inclined rearward and downward of the vehicle is provided in an exhaust finisher bracket member 42 attached to an exhaust finisher 40. The pressing portion 44 contacts the sliding contact surface 37b when the exhaust finisher 40 is displaced forward of the vehicle. Then, the pressing portion 44 transmits the load so as to push down a silencer 32 via the sliding contact surface 37b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Minowa, Naoki Ito, Toshihide Uchida
  • Patent number: 10344657
    Abstract: A system and method of reducing particulate matter accumulation in a diesel particulate filter of an exhaust system of a vehicle comprises operating the vehicle including an engine connected to the exhaust system in a drive mode. At least one parameter indicative of particulate matter accumulation in the diesel particulate filter is monitored and evaluated against a predetermined particulate matter accumulation limit. Control logic determines at least one operating parameter of the vehicle and adjusts the transmission assembly from a first transmission position to at least one second transmission position to increase engine speed and generate higher exhaust gas flow when the particulate matter accumulation is greater than the predetermined particulate matter accumulation to regenerate the diesel particulate filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Charles E. Dean
  • Patent number: 10286968
    Abstract: A front structure of a saddle ride type vehicle includes a headlight unit, and a front cowl. The headlight unit includes at least one lens portion. The front cowl includes an annular cowl configured to surround the lens portions, an upper cowl configured to cover at least an upper portion of the annular cowl from the front side, and a wind screen. The edge portion of the upper cowl includes a portion that forms a slit-shaped opening. The annular cowl includes a light-shielding wall extending backward from a rear portion of the upper cowl between the opening and the wind screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun Niijima, Yoshinori Korogi, Chiaki Yamamoto, Yuta Hosoda
  • Patent number: 10232900
    Abstract: A saddle-ride-type vehicle where the degree of freedom in layout of parts is increased by making use of a space formed below a rider's seat. The saddle-ride-type vehicle includes a main frame extending rearwardly in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle and downwardly from a head pipe. A seat frame extends rearwardly in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle from the main frame with a rider's seat supported on the seat frame from below. The seat frame is disposed in a frontward inclined manner toward the main frame wherein the seat frame becomes away from a seat bottom surface of the rider's seat thus forming a space below the seat bottom surface with a seat support member being disposed in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Tada, Yuji Noguchi, Yusuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 10189507
    Abstract: A vehicle body front structure includes a front bulkhead. The front bulkhead includes a right side stay made of a resin and connected to a right front side frame, a right upper side beam made of a metal and extending from the right side stay to a right upper member, an upper beam made of a metal and detachably connected to the right upper side beam, and a hood lock device provided on the upper beam. The right end of the upper beam is connected in a state in which it clamps the right side stay in a vehicle body longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Watanabe, Satoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 10184375
    Abstract: The engine device has a first case which removes particulate matters in exhaust gas of the engine, and a second case which removes nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas of the engine. The second case is connected to the first case via a urea mixing pipe. The engine device is provided with a plurality of support leg bodies which are connected their one end sides to the engine, and a support base which is connected to a plurality of support leg bodies. The first case and the second case are arranged in the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kimura, Yoshiyuki Sandou
  • Patent number: 10103389
    Abstract: An oxidation gas discharging structure is applied to a fuel cell stack that includes an end plate arranged on an end of a fuel cell body. The oxidation gas inside the fuel cell body is discharged to the outside through a through hole extending through the end plate. A slope is formed on the bottom face of the through hole to rise toward the downstream side. The slope restricts condensed water from moving downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kunihiro Yamaura
  • Patent number: 10087812
    Abstract: An engine device that includes the first case that removes particulate matter in the exhaust gas of the engine and the second case that removes nitride oxides in the exhaust gas of the engine and that connects the second case to the first case via a urea mixing pipe, an upper surface cover body is adhered on the upper portion of the engine via supporting leg bodies, and the upper portion of the engine is covered with the upper surface cover body, while any one or both of the first case and the second case are placed on the upper surface side of the upper surface cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suetou, Shinya Fukuyoshi
  • Patent number: 10066364
    Abstract: A construction machine includes: a cover that covers an engine and a radiator; a radiator fan that is arranged at the rear of a vehicle body frame and discharges exhaust gas toward the rear of the vehicle body frame from the inner space of the cover; an injection device that injects a reducing agent into exhaust gas of the engine; a tank housing section that is arranged at one side of the vehicle body frame, includes an introduction section for introducing outside air, and houses a tank for storing the reducing agent injected by the injection device; and a connection section that is arranged in either the cover or the vehicle body frame and in the tank housing section, connects the inner space of the tank housing section and the inner space of the cover, and allows the outside air and the pipe to pass therethrough, the outside air having been introduced from the introduction section by the suction pressure of the radiator fan, the pipe supplying the reducing agent to the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KCM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Yamazaki, Takashi Takeyama, Keigo Kikuchi, Akira Shimohira, Keisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10046830
    Abstract: A snowmobile includes a transmission unit that transmits a driving force generated by an engine to the ground surface, in which ground touching portions of the transmission unit that are spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction receive reaction forces mutually different in magnitude from the ground surface; a suspension that supports the transmission unit so as to swing in the up-down direction; and a vehicle body vibration control damper extending between a first portion and a second portion that are spaced apart from each other of the vehicle body frame and a member fixed to the vehicle body frame, the vehicle body vibration control damper generating a damping force against variations that change the distance between the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Sawai
  • Patent number: 10024278
    Abstract: A front structure of a saddle ride type vehicle includes a headlight unit, a front cowl, and a middle cowl. At a position outside the headlight unit in the vehicle width direction, an air intake portion opening to the front side of the vehicle is formed between the front cowl and the middle cowl. The front cowl includes a partition wall configured to divide the air intake portion into an upper region and a lower region. The lower region forms an inlet of an air intake path of an air cleaner. The upper region forms a first wind guide path configured to discharge a traveling wind to the rear side of the front cowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Mizuta, Yoshinori Korogi, Yukitou Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10001049
    Abstract: A heat insulator includes a first covering part and a second covering part. The first covering part is configured to cover a bent part formed in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine. The first covering part has a plurality of slits extending in a circumferential direction of the exhaust pipe. The plurality of slits are arranged with a given space from each other in a direction in which the exhaust pipe extends such that a plate part between slits is present between the plurality of slits. The second covering part covers the other part of the exhaust pipe than the bent part. At least a part of the second covering part is bonded to the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tomihisa Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Shimogasa, Shoichi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9943805
    Abstract: A tractor according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a first exhaust gas treatment unit, a second exhaust gas treatment unit, a urea water tank, and a urea water pump. The first exhaust gas treatment unit is provided above an engine inside a hood. The second exhaust gas treatment unit is provided laterally outside one of right and left sides of the hood, and uses urea water to further treat exhaust gas purified by the first exhaust gas treatment unit. The urea water tank is provided laterally outside another of right and left sides of the hood, and stores therein the urea water. The urea water pump is provided behind the second exhaust gas treatment unit, and supplies the urea water stored in the urea water tank to the second exhaust gas treatment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ISEKI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Nagano, Shinya Yoshiki, Tatsuzo Murakami, Yoshitaka Takechi, Erina Tamura
  • Patent number: 9855837
    Abstract: Provided is a work vehicle that can easily reduce the manufacturing cost by downsizing and simplifying a case support body and can easily simplify a support structure for a second case. The work vehicle includes an operation unit for an operator to get in, a first case for removing particulate matter in exhaust gas from the engine, and the second case for removing nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas from the engine. In addition, the work vehicle includes a traveling machine body frame on which the operation unit is mounted, and the case support body for supporting the second case. The case support body is disposed on the traveling machine body frame, and the second case is attached to the traveling machine body frame via the case support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuusaku Okamura, Yoshiaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 9856996
    Abstract: An exhaust gas treatment unit includes an exhaust gas treatment device, a bracket and a connecting pipe. The exhaust gas treatment device is mounted on a bracket. The connecting pipe is connected to the exhaust gas treatment device. The connecting pipe directs exhaust gas to the exhaust gas treatment device. The connecting pipe may include a supporting portion and a pipe portion, with the supporting portion supporting the bracket and the pipe portion being integrated with the supporting portion. Alternatively, the exhaust gas treatment unit may further include a supporting member having a supporting portion supporting the bracket and a pipe portion integrated with the supporting portion, with the pipe portion connected to the connecting pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Taira Ozaki, Hiroshi Nakagami, Hironori Yamamitsu, Kanji Namimatsu, Hiroshi Ohta, Kenji Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9828743
    Abstract: A bulldozer comprises a blade, an engine, a selective catalytic reduction device, a reducing agent tank, and a cab. The engine is disposed behind the blade. The selective catalytic reduction device treats exhaust from the engine. The reducing agent tank stores a reducing agent used by the selective catalytic reduction device. The cab is disposed behind the engine. The reducing agent tank is disposed on a first side of a lower part of the cab. At least a part of the reducing agent tank overlaps the cab when viewed from a top view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Nakano, Takeshi Nakatani
  • Patent number: 9822740
    Abstract: An air intake duct 8 is fixed to a rear of a cab 3 of a transport vehicle to extend vertically, air intakes 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e and 6f being opened on an upper portion of the air intake duct for suction of fresh air through the intakes as engine intake air. The air intake duct 8 is constituted by a blow-molded duct body 9 and an internal partition component 10 enclosed in the duct body in blow molding of the duct body 9 to partition an interior of the duct body 9 into a plurality of channels A, B, C, D, E and F reaching the air intakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: HINO MOTORS, LTD., EXCELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Kuniharu Tobe, Katsunobu Nishida
  • Patent number: 9732647
    Abstract: Exhaust systems and passenger service vehicles, for example, buses are used together. The exhaust system can be arranged, in use, to be above an engine compartment. The exhaust system includes a first filter and a second filter, each filter having an inlet and an outlet. The inlets are inline with the respective first and second filters, and the outlets are transversely arranged with reference to the respective filters. Vehicles may have an overall length of about 35 feet or less and have an unladen weight of around 25,000 lbs or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Alexander Dennis Limited
    Inventors: Mark Daborn, Simon Bowers
  • Patent number: 9650757
    Abstract: A construction machine includes a substantially vertical firewall located in front of an engine, which is mounted to a main swing frame of the machine. The firewall may include a plurality of partition plates, and a plurality of elastically deformable protruding plates connected along lower ends of the partition plates. A lateral plate connected to a bottom plate of the swing frame may be fitted between the elastically deformable protruding plates and the lower ends of the partition plates to fix the lower ends of the partition plates to the main swing frame of the machine. The lateral plate may be located in front of a lower part of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventor: Kimikage Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9556585
    Abstract: A hydraulic excavator capable of achieving prevention of interference between an exhaust gas treatment device and a counterweight and suppression of lowering in operability at the time of lifting of a counterweight is provided. An auxiliary plate is provided to be attachable to and detachable from a counterweight. The auxiliary plate is superimposed on the exhaust gas treatment device in a plan view while it is attached to the counterweight. The counterweight has a plurality of holes for lifting formed in an upper surface. The hole for lifting is formed in the auxiliary plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Doi
  • Patent number: 9536040
    Abstract: A method of designing an exhaust assembly that includes the steps: developing an initial exhaust assembly design; evaluating the initial design based on a design guide; developing an interim exhaust assembly design, or a plurality of interim exhaust assembly designs, based on the initial design and a parametric model; evaluating the interim design or designs using a computational fluid dynamics model; and developing a final exhaust assembly design based on the parametric and the fluid dynamics models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yahong Zhang, Craig Richard Wetzel, Jeremy Howe