Unitary (i.e., Nonparticulate) Contact Bed (e.g., Monolithic Catalyst Bed, Etc.) Patents (Class 422/180)
  • Patent number: 11358097
    Abstract: A honeycomb rotor recovery and concentration device recovers carbon dioxide gas from flue gas and the like. A carbon dioxide sorption honeycomb rotor is rotated in a casing that is separately sealed at least into a sorption zone and a desorption zone, and the honeycomb in the sorption zone is brought into contact with a raw material gas containing carbon dioxide in a wet state to sorb carbon dioxide gas. A desorption circulation circuit circulates from an outlet to an inlet of the desorption zone. Water supplied to a heater in the circuit is evaporated to form saturated steam, which is supplied to the desorption zone. In the desorption zone, carbon dioxide gas is desorbed by contact with the saturated steam. The design may make it possible to use low-temperature exhaust heat, and this may achieve reduction in size, high performance and high efficiency at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SEIBU GIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Okano
  • Patent number: 11311867
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides catalysts, catalytic articles and catalyst systems including such catalytic articles. In particular, the catalyst composition includes a zeolite having a chabazite (CHA) crystal structure ion-exchanged with iron and copper. Methods of making and using the catalyst composition are also provided, as well as emission treatment systems containing a catalyst article coated with the catalyst composition. The catalyst article present in such emission treatment systems is useful to catalyze the reduction of nitrogen oxides in gas exhaust in the presence of a reductant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ivan Petrovic
  • Patent number: 11305257
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure comprising a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure body having a porous partition wall disposed so as to surround a plurality of cells, wherein let that A denotes an absolute value of open frontal area (%) in a plane of the honeycomb structure body orthogonal to the extending direction of the cells and P denotes an absolute value of porosity (%) of the partition wall, the honeycomb structure has a value represented by the following expression (1) that is 0.05 to 0.12, let that D denotes an average pore diameter (m) of the partition wall and G denotes a geometric surface area (mm2/mm3) of the partition wall, the honeycomb structure has a value represented by the following expression (2) that is 8 to 50 (?m×mm2/mm3), and the honeycomb structure has a hydraulic diameter of the cells that is 1.1 mm or more, (1?A/100)×(1?P/100),??Expression (1) D×G.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Hirose, Hirotaka Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11298686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a honeycomb catalytic converter including: a honeycomb structured body in which multiple through-holes are arranged longitudinally in parallel with one another with a partition wall therebetween; and a noble metal supported on the honeycomb structured body, wherein the honeycomb structured body contains a ceria-zirconia complex oxide and alumina, each partition wall includes a first carrier layer defining a surface layer of the partition wall and carrying Pd, and a second carrier layer located more inwardly of the partition wall than the first carrier layer and carrying Rh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: IBIDEN CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Goto, Takeru Yoshida, Takumi Tojo, Hiromasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11298687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a honeycomb catalytic converter including: a honeycomb structured body in which multiple through-holes are arranged longitudinally in parallel with one another with a partition wall therebetween; a noble metal supported on the honeycomb structured body; and an inlet-side end face and on outlet-side end face, wherein each partition wall includes a substrate portion in the form of an extrudate containing a ceria-zirconia complex oxide and alumina, and a coat layer formed on a surface of the substrate portion and containing the noble metal, and the inlet-side end face has a higher aperture ratio than the outlet-side end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: IBIDEN CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Goto, Takumi Tojo, Takeru Yoshida, Hiromasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11298685
    Abstract: The present invention provides a honeycomb catalytic converter including: a honeycomb structured body in which multiple through-holes are arranged longitudinally in parallel with one another with a partition wall therebetween; and a noble metal supported on the honeycomb structured body, wherein the honeycomb structured body contains a ceria-zirconia composite oxide and alumina, and cerium on a surface of each partition wall has a lower concentration than cerium in a central portion of the partition wall in a thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: IBIDEN CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Goto, Takumi Tojo, Takeru Yoshida, Hiromasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11268338
    Abstract: An apparatus housing for a cutting system for radially projecting a flow of heated gas to cut from an internal surface through an external surface of a conduit. The cutting system adapted to be positioned within the conduit comprising an igniter, an extension housing, and an apparatus housing. The apparatus housing has a movable sleeve section and a nozzle assembly. The nozzle assembly comprises a conical head with through holes for evenly dispersing the flow of heated gas. A retainer abuts a diverter. The diverter imposes a 90-degree bend in the direction of the flow of the heated gas to cause the flow of heated gas to move the sleeve section away from the apparatus housing to expose a circumferential diverter gap through which the flow of heated gas projects radially to perform the cutting function. A spindle provides structure for the nozzle assembly and maintains the position of the nozzle assembly in the apparatus housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Otto Torpedo Company
    Inventor: Richard F. Tallini
  • Patent number: 11187128
    Abstract: An SCR after-treatment system for a locomotive engine includes an enclosure defining an exhaust flow path from an inlet to an outlet, the inlet being flexibly connected to an exhaust outlet of the engine, an injector located in the inlet and configured to provide an aerosolized reductant into the exhaust flow path, a mixing tube extending from the inlet into the enclosure towards a back wall of the enclosure; a plurality of catalyst cells extending parallel to the mixing tube; the exhaust flow path traveling through the plurality of catalyst cells between the mixing tube and the outlet, and a side channel located between the mixing tube and the plurality of catalyst cells. The enclosure is configured to create low back pressure and an even distribution of the exhaust flow path across the plurality of catalyst cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Progress Rail Services Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay Patel, Arun Kumar
  • Patent number: 11148122
    Abstract: A SCR catalyst for removing nitrogen oxides comprises: a carrier prepared from a support in which Ti-PILC is mixed with titania; and a catalyst material on the carrier, wherein the catalyst material contains an active material of a vanadium component and a co-catalyst of a tungsten component. On the basis of the total weight of the catalyst, the support Ti-PILC is contained at 0.01-40 wt %, and the support titania is contained at 50 to 90 wt %. In addition, a method for producing a SCR catalyst for removing nitrogen oxides comprises the steps of: preparing a carrier by using a support in which Ti-PILC is mixed with titania; and supporting a catalyst material on the carrier. The present disclosure provides: a SCR catalyst for removing nitrogen oxides, which has an excellent nitrogen oxide removing performance and a high producing convenience; and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sam Kyung Sung, Sang Ek Lee, Do Yun Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, Mong Kyu Chung, Chan Do Park
  • Patent number: 11110447
    Abstract: A three-way catalyst article, and its use in an exhaust system for internal combustion engines, is disclosed. The catalyst article for treating exhaust gas comprising: a substrate comprising an inlet end, an outlet end with an axial length L; an inlet catalyst layer beginning at the inlet end and extending for less than the axial length L, wherein the inlet catalyst layer comprises an inlet palladium component; an outlet catalyst layer beginning at the outlet end and extending for less than the axial length L, wherein the outlet catalyst layer comprises an outlet rhodium component; and wherein the outlet catalyst layer overlaps with the inlet catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey (Shanghai) Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenjie Dong, Hongyu Ji, Dongsheng Qiao, Yaping Wan
  • Patent number: 11103862
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure having porous partition walls provided, surrounding a plurality of cells which serve as fluid through channels extending from an inflow end face to an outflow end face, and porous plugging portions provided either at the ends on the inflow end face or the outflow end face of the cells, wherein the plugging portions are composed of a porous material, the honeycomb structure has a central region and a circumferential region and a ratio of an area of the circumferential region with respect to that of the central region ranges from 0.1 to 0.5, and a plugging length L1 in the cell extending direction of a central plugging portion in the central region is smaller than a plugging length L2 of a circumferential plugging portion in the circumferential region, L1 ranges from 3 to 6 mm, and L2 from 7 to 9 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumihiko Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11066336
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes honeycomb segments, bonding layers and a circumferential wall. The bonding layers include bottomed-hollow voids which extend toward an internal side in an axial direction from an end face of the honeycomb structure and which are formed at at least one of intersections, and a ratio of a depth of each void in the axial direction to a length of each honeycomb segment in the axial direction is 5% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ishioka
  • Patent number: 11059754
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes plugged honeycomb segments, bonding layers and a circumferential wall. The bonding layers includes bottomed-hollow unbonded portions, which extend toward an internal side in an axial direction from an end face of the honeycomb structure, in portions of circumferential bonding layers bonding the honeycomb segments on an outermost circumference. The unbonded portions exist on respective extended lines extending from an intersection of the bonding layers which is closest to a centroid of the end face. An opening length of the unbonded portion is 1 to 10 mm, a ratio of an opening depth of the unbonded portion to a length of the honeycomb segment is 10 to 45%, and a ratio of a distance from the circumferential wall to a point at which an open end of the unbonded portion ends to a length of the circumferential bonding layer is 5 to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuya Yuki
  • Patent number: 11047284
    Abstract: Mixer box for mixing, vaporization and decomposition of a liquid additive to the exhaust gas flow from a combustion engine, comprising a gas inlet (108), a gas outlet (109) and internal duct means establishing a gas flow path (A-H, a-h) from the gas inlet (108) to the gas outlet (109). The duct means includes a first duct portion (107) having an outer wall (171) and an inner wall (161), which is surrounded by the outer wall (171), such that the gas flow path through said first duct portion (107) is established inbetween. The first duct portion (107) is provided with at least two partitions (121-124) extending between the outer wall (171) and the inner wall (161), which separate the first duct portion (107) into at least two duct sections (101a, 101b, 102a, 102b) of which at least one is an upstream duct section (101a, 101b) and at least one is a downstream duct section (102a, 102b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: VOLVO PENTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hannes Kannisto
  • Patent number: 10989091
    Abstract: A catalytic converter having a honeycomb structure for the aftertreatment of exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine and having an electrically heatable heating plate, wherein the heating plate is formed from a plurality of metal foils which are stacked on top of one another to form a layer stack and are finally wound to form a honeycomb structure having a plurality of flow ducts, wherein the heating plate has arranged therein an insulating means via which electrical insulation is formed between at least two mutually adjacently arranged wound metal foils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Pabst, Peter Hirth
  • Patent number: 10989088
    Abstract: A system comprises an engine including a plurality of cylinders. A first intake throttle is positioned upstream of a first set of cylinders of the plurality of cylinders. The first intake throttle provides air at a first flow rate to the first set of cylinders so as to produce a lean air/fuel mixture in the first set of cylinders. A second intake throttle is positioned upstream of a second set of cylinders included in the plurality of cylinders and in parallel of the first intake throttle. The second intake throttle provides air at a second flow rate to the second set of cylinders so as to produce a rich air/fuel mixture in the second set of cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Backhaus
  • Patent number: 10946369
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure body has a skin part of a cylindrical shape and a honeycomb structural part formed with the skin part together in a monolithic body. The skin part and the honeycomb structural part have partition walls of a porous structure. The cells have first cells arranged adjacent to the skin part and second cells arranged adjacent to the first cells. The skin part, the first cells and the second cells form an outer peripheral section. A central section is arranged inside the outer peripheral section. The honeycomb structure body satisfies a relationship in which a thermal expansion coefficient of the outer peripheral section is greater than a thermal expansion coefficient of the central section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Koike, Keisuke Mizutani, Hiroaki Kayama
  • Patent number: 10914218
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an exhaust aftertreatment system for use with an automotive internal combustion engine. The system includes a reagent mixer configured to deliver a reagent for mixing with exhaust gases produced by the engine. The reagent mixer includes a flow-redirection housing defining an mixing chamber and a manifold coupled downstream of the flow-redirection housing. A doser is mounted to the flow-redirection housing and is configured to inject the reagent toward the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, USA, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Chapman, John G. Rohde
  • Patent number: 10900400
    Abstract: A method for operating an electrically heatable catalytic converter in an exhaust tract of an internal combustion engine having at least one honeycomb body through which an exhaust-gas stream can flow, and having at least one electrically heatable heating conductor positioned upstream of the honeycomb body in a throughflow direction of the exhaust gas includes: applying an electrical current to the heating conductor such that the heating conductor is electrically heated in a manner dependent on an ambient temperature around the heating conductor; and electrically heating the heating conductor such that a dwell time of a temperature of the heating conductor is bounded in a temperature range defined by a first lower limit temperature TG1U and an upper limit temperature TG1O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Hirth, Thomas Härig
  • Patent number: 10850269
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments relate to an exhaust gas purification catalyst, in which exhaust gas purification performance is secured and an increase in pressure loss is suppressed, which is an exhaust gas purification catalyst, in which a porous filter wall of a substrate having a wall-flow structure is coated with a catalyst material containing an OSC material having oxygen storage capacity and a catalyst metal, wherein the density of percolation paths having percolation path diameters of 4 ?m or more per unit area inside of the filter wall coated with the catalyst material is 100 paths/mm2 to 1000 paths/mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Tanaka, Takeru Yoshida, Naoto Miyoshi, Akemi Sato, Yasutaka Nomura, Satoru Inoda
  • Patent number: 10828603
    Abstract: A catalyst article including a substrate with an inlet end and an outlet end, a first zone and a second zone, where the first zone comprises: a) an ammonia slip catalyst (ASC) bottom layer comprising a platinum group metal on a support; and b) an SCR layer comprising a second SCR catalyst, the SCR layer located over the ASC bottom layer; where the second zone comprises a catalyst (“second zone catalyst”) selected from the group consisting of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel exotherm catalyst (DEC); wherein the ASC bottom layer extends into the second zone; and where the first zone is located upstream of the second zone. The ASC bottom layer may include a blend of: (1) the platinum group metal on a support and (2) a first SCR catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Hai-Ying Chen, Joseph Michael Fedeyko, Neil Greenham, Mikael Larsson, Jing Lu, Per Marsh, David Micallef, Andrew Newman
  • Patent number: 10828623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst comprising a carrier substrate of the length L extending between substrate ends a and b and two washcoat zones A and B, wherein washcoat zone A comprises a redox active base metal and palladium supported on a zeolite and/or refractory oxide support and extends starting from substrate end a over a part of the length L, and washcoat zone B comprises the same components as washcoat A and an additional amount of palladium and extends from substrate end b over a part of the length L, wherein L=LA+LB, wherein LA is the length of washcoat zone A and LB is the length of substrate length B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: John Nunan, David Moser, Chad Alltizer
  • Patent number: 10731532
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to provide an exhaust gas purification catalyst which can exhibit sufficient purification performance under a high Ga condition while having a resistance to stress such as high-temperature and poisonous substances. The present invention relates to an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising two or more catalyst coating layers on a substrate, wherein a lower catalyst coating layer that is present lower with respect to an uppermost catalyst coating layer has a structure where a large number of voids are included and high-aspect-ratio pores having an aspect ratio of 5 or more account for a certain proportion or more of the whole volume of voids, thereby to improve gas diffusivity in the lower catalyst coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Suzuki, Masahide Miura, Yoshinori Saito, Satoru Katoh, Toshitaka Tanabe, Tetsuhiro Hirao, Tatsuya Ohashi, Hiroaki Naito, Hirotaka Ori, Michihiko Takeuchi, Keiichi Narita
  • Patent number: 10729999
    Abstract: A filter element includes a filter media having opposite first and second faces, and an outer face extending in a longitudinal direction perpendicular from the first face to the second face. An undulating sealing element is directly bonded to the outer face at a location closer to and offset from the first face. The undulations of the sealing element define an offset region of the outer face of the filter media from the first face, the offset region being defined by an amplitude of the undulations. The filter element may be incorporated into a filter assembly including the filter element enclosed by a filter housing. The sealing element may be made of urethane and be compressible within a mating groove in the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: John Nichols, Josh Smith, Randy Harbur, Daniel Copley
  • Patent number: 10730800
    Abstract: A composition for applying to a honeycomb body includes a refractory filler, an organic binder, an inorganic binder, and a liquid vehicle, wherein the refractory filler, the particle size distribution of the refractory filler, the organic binder, and the inorganic binder are selected such that, when the composition is applied to plug a plurality of channels of the honeycomb body, the plug depth variability is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Colby William Audinwood, Anthony Joseph Cecce, Toka Marie Culbertson, Courtney Spencer Warren
  • Patent number: 10724467
    Abstract: A piston for an opposed-piston engine has a thermal barrier coating on at least the piston crown. The piston, at least the piston crown, is made of titanium or a titanium alloy. The thermal barrier coating includes a bonding material and a ceramic material. The bonding material can be present in the thermal barrier coating at an interface of the thermal barrier coating and the bulk of the piston material. The ceramic material can be a high R-Value material. In particular, the piston with a thermal barrier coating can be an exhaust piston for an opposed-piston engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Koeberlein, J. Steven Kolhouse
  • Patent number: 10676812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to evaporation sources used for physical vapor deposition of material onto substrates and more particularly for controlled coating of large substrates, such as vacuum deposition of selenium on flexible substrates. In one embodiment an evaporation source for depositing a source material on a substrate is provided. The evaporation source includes a crucible having a base and a first plurality of walls surrounding an interior region of the crucible. The crucible further includes a supporting ridge extending inwardly towards the interior region. The evaporation source further includes a lid disposed on the supporting ridge, the lid including two or more adjacently positioned sheets, where each sheet includes a plurality of openings formed therethrough, and the plurality of openings in each sheet are not aligned with the plurality of openings formed in an adjacently positioned sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FLISOM AG
    Inventor: Marta Ruth
  • Patent number: 10662118
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a honeycomb structure includes a forming step of forming a honeycomb formed body by use of a kneaded material containing a cordierite forming raw material, a slurry coating step of coating a coating layer forming slurry which contains a cordierite forming raw material on four regions in a rotation area when each of two straight lines passing through the center of gravity of the cross section and extending in a diagonal direction of main quadrangular cells is rotated in a range of ±x° of the center of gravity in a circumferential surface, and a firing step of firing the honeycomb formed body on which the slurry is coated. The value x is in a range of 7 to 45, and the slurry is adjusted so that the coating layer has a porosity higher than that of the honeycomb structure body as much as 5% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Yukichi Kitaguchi, Nobuyuki Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 10634029
    Abstract: The present application provides a mobile selective catalyst reduction system for use at a remote location. The mobile selective catalyst reduction system may include a first trailer with an ammonia delivery system and a tempering air system mounted thereon in whole or in part and a second trailer with a selective catalyst reduction section mounted thereon in whole or in part. The ammonia delivery system, the tempering air system, and/or the selective catalyst reduction section are permanently mounted on the first trailer or the second trailer for use at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Lawrence Joseph Czarnecki, Barath Baburao, Matthew Reed Cage, John Carl Buschmann, Michael Thomas Lambert, Alimustapha Tabikh, Lars Filip Lundin
  • Patent number: 10605144
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification device for a ship including: a main path communicated with outside and a bypass path branching off from a midway portion of the main path, each of the paths serving as an exhaust gas path of an engine to be mounted in the ship. A partition plate, by which the main and bypass paths are partitioned from the upstream side to the downstream side in an exhaust gas traveling direction, extends along the exhaust gas traveling direction. The partition plate has a downstream end extended through between an exhaust gas outflow port of the purification casing and an exhaust gas outlet of the main path, and the downstream end is formed with an opening to serve as a reverse-flow prevention plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Yasuyuki Takahata, Shunji Hamaoka
  • Patent number: 10589261
    Abstract: Catalyst articles having a first zone containing a first SCR catalyst and a second zone containing an ammonia slip catalyst (ASC), where the ammonia slip catalyst contains a second SCR catalyst and an oxidation catalyst, and the ASC has DOC functionality, where the first zone is located on the inlet side of the substrate and the second zone is located in the outlet side of the substrate are disclosed. The catalytic articles are useful for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx in exhaust gases, in reducing the amount of ammonia slip and in oxidizing organic residues. Exhaust systems containing the catalyst articles and methods of using the catalytic articles in an SCR process, where the amount of ammonia slip is reduced and hydrocarbon are oxidized by the ASC catalyst, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Mikael Larsson
  • Patent number: 10520745
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion element includes a wavelength conversion layer having a first surface which excitation light enters, and a second surface opposed to the first surface, and adapted to perform wavelength conversion on the excitation light, a substrate disposed so as to be opposed to the second surface, and a bonding layer adapted to bond the wavelength conversion layer and the substrate to each other, and the bonding layer has a first bonding material disposed in a first region opposed to an incident area of the excitation light in the second surface, and a second bonding material disposed in at least a second region located on an outer periphery of the first region and lower in Young's modulus than the first bonding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Takagi, Tetsuo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10500945
    Abstract: There is provided an exhaust gas cleaning apparatus for cleaning exhaust gas discharged from an internal combustion engine that includes an upstream side exhaust pipe and a downstream side exhaust pipe that are located on an upstream side and a downstream side, respectively, with respect to a flow direction of the exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine. A filter unit is disposed between the upstream side exhaust pipe and the downstream side exhaust pipe and removably connected at opposite sides thereof to the upstream side exhaust pipe and the downstream side exhaust pipe. The filter unit includes a filter that captures particulate matter contained in the exhaust gas flowing in the upstream side exhaust pipe, a casing in which the filter is accommodated, and a thermal insulator that covers an entire outer peripheral surface of the casing. A handle is provided on the thermal insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Yuto Motoyama
  • Patent number: 10478767
    Abstract: A method of air purification and apparatus uses thorough air-bath to trap airborne debris and gaseous molecules in the liquid. Incoming air are reduced repeatedly and thoroughly at various stages into tiny air bubbles in contact with liquid in the apparatus where airborne materials and gaseous molecules are trapped in the liquid. This cleaning system can effectively remove small or large airborne debris and gaseous molecules, in contrast to cleaning effectiveness limited by the filter pore sizes in traditional filter system. The liquid can be water, water mixed with any designed substances or other type of liquid phase of materials. In exemplary case, water is used as a part of filtration medium, the apparatus thus can be served as both air purifier and humidifier. A relatively high humidity in the air would help to trap more airborne debris, which makes the air purification apparatus more efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Yi Fang
  • Patent number: 10435331
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb substrate including latticed partition walls which define a plurality of cells extending from one end face to the other end face and forming through channels for fluid and a honeycomb outer wall, and a flange portion attached to a part of the honeycomb outer wall of the honeycomb substrate, and including latticed flange partition walls which define a plurality of flange cells extending from one flange end face to the other flange end face and a flange outer wall, and in the honeycomb substrate, a ratio of a non-outer wall region in which the honeycomb outer wall is not disposed is in a range of 10 to 90% to a total area of a substrate circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Yamada
  • Patent number: 10408104
    Abstract: A catalyst apparatus is disposed in an exhaust passage for exhaust gas discharged from an internal combustion engine and includes a catalyst section for purifying the exhaust gas, and a heater section disposed upstream of the catalyst section in the exhaust passage and adapted to heat the exhaust gas. The heater section is configured such that a plurality of metal thin plates and insulators are stacked alternatingly are wound. The heater section contains a pair comprising a positive electrode and a negative electrode for energizing and heating the metal thin plates. The positive and negative electrodes are joined to each of the metal thin plates in such a manner that the positive electrode is located away from the negative electrode in a winding direction of the metal thin plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Yoshikawa, Takaaki Yamada, Yuki Saito
  • Patent number: 10406481
    Abstract: An aftertreatment component for use in an exhaust aftertreatment system. The aftertreatment component comprises an aftertreatment substrate and a compressible material. The compressible material may be formed from a plastic thermoset, a rubberized material, or a metal foil which permits for the selective expansion of the substrate within the compressible material, while also reducing cost and manufacturing complexity. In various embodiments, the aftertreatment substrate and the compressible materials may be formed separately and coupled to each other, or they may be formed concurrently via coextrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Anderson, Arpad Somogyvari
  • Patent number: 10344641
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes an inlet-side catalyst layer formed on an inner side of the partition wall from a surface of the partition wall in contact with an inlet-side cell and formed along an extension direction from an end portion on the exhaust gas inflow side, and an outlet-side catalyst layer formed on the inner side of the partition wall from a surface of the partition wall in contact with an outlet-side cell and formed along the extension direction from an end portion on the exhaust gas outflow side. Here, a sum of the lengths of the inlet-side catalyst layer and the outlet-side catalyst layer is larger than the entire length of the partition wall, and a total amount of an SCR catalyst body present in the outlet-side catalyst layer is larger than a total amount of an SCR catalyst body present in the inlet-side catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: CATALER CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Tsuji, Hiroto Imai, Shintaro Kobayashi, Yusuke Shimmyo, Hiroyuki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10294838
    Abstract: An exhaust cleaning filter has an exhaust gas inflow passage and an exhaust gas outflow passage disposed in alternating fashion; and a porous partition wall for setting the exhaust gas inflow and outflow passages at a distance from each other. A small pore region is sectioned off on the upstream side and a large pore region is sectioned off on the downstream side of the partition wall. The average pore diameter of the partition wall in the large pore region is greater than in the small pore region, and is set so that ash contained in the exhaust gas is able to pass through the partition wall. The exhaust purification filter has a promoting member for promoting the passing of exhaust gas that has flowed into the exhaust gas inflow passage, through the partition wall in the small pore region, and promoting inflow into the exhaust gas outflow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Itoh, Hiromasa Nishioka, Yoshihisa Tsukamoto, Daichi Imai, Hiroshi Otsuki, Ryota Koutake
  • Patent number: 10286392
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exhaust gas purification catalyst provided with: a substrate of wall flow structure in which inlet cells and outlet cells are partitioned by porous partition walls; and a catalyst layer disposed at least inside the partition wall and including a catalyst body. The catalyst layer satisfies the following conditions: (1) the pore volume of pores no larger than 5 ?m, as measured in accordance with a mercury intrusion technique, is 24000 mm3 or greater per L of volume of the substrate; and (2) a permeability coefficient measured by a Perm porometer is 0.6 ?m2 to 4.4 ?m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: CATALER CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Kobayashi, Makoto Tsuji, Hiroto Imai, Takeshi Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10283692
    Abstract: A power generation system includes: a heat source having a temperature being changed over time; a flow passage through which a heat medium heated by the heat source passes; a power generation device including a power generation element and a first electrode, the power generation element being electrically polarized by temperature change thereof depending on temperature change of the heat medium, the first electrode extracting electric power from the power generation element; a temperature detection device being disposed on an upstream side relative to the power generation device in the flow passage and detecting the temperature of the heat medium; a voltage application device that applies voltage to the power generation element; and a control device that activates the voltage application device when the temperature increase of the heat medium has been detected and deactivates the voltage application unit when the temperature decrease of the heat medium has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGAOKA OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Satoru Yamanaka, Yoonho Kim, Takashi Ogawa, Akira Nakajima, Juyoung Kim, Hirohisa Tanaka, Tadachika Nakayama, Masatoshi Takeda, Noboru Yamada, Koichi Niihara
  • Patent number: 10272393
    Abstract: A transfer line between the outlet of a steam cracker and the inlet for the quench system has metallic or ceramic inserts having a pore size from about 0.001 to about 0.5 microns inside the line forming a gas tight barrier with the inner surface of the line and having a vent for the resulting gas tight pocket are used to separate H2, CH4, CO and CO2 from cracked gases reducing the load on the down-stream separation train of the steam cracker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Leslie Wilfred Benum, Michael Edward Koselek, Vasily Simanzhenkov, Hany Iskandar Farag, Evan Geevouy Mah, Jeffrey Thomas Kluthe
  • Patent number: 10247079
    Abstract: The invention relates to an exhaust gas purification system applied to an internal combustion engine. The engine has a turbocharger including a turbine wheel and a housing for housing the turbine wheel. The housing defines a turbine outlet passage communicating with an exhaust gas discharging part of the turbine wheel. The engine further has an exhaust passage part communicating with an exhaust gas outlet of the turbine outlet passage. The system comprises an exhaust gas purification apparatus disposed in the exhaust passage part at a position adjacent to the exhaust gas outlet of the turbine outlet passage. Further, the apparatus includes an exhaust gas purification member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakazu Tabata
  • Patent number: 10226737
    Abstract: In one aspect, catalyst modules and catalytic reactors are provided which, in some embodiments, mitigate inefficiencies and/or problems associated with fluid stream pressure drop A catalyst module comprises a layer of structural catalyst bodies arranged in a pleated format, the structural catalyst bodies forming pleat inlet faces and pleat outlet faces, wherein fluid flow channels defined by inner partition walls of the structural catalyst bodies extend from the pleat inlet faces to the pleat outlet faces. The pleat inlet faces form an angle (?) with an inlet face of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cormetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Difrancesco, Scot Pritchard, Eric Baker Howell, Jeremy Thomas Freeman
  • Patent number: 10217923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermoelectric module comprising a metal housing element and a ceramic layer that is applied to the metal housing element. The thermoelectric module further comprises an additional housing element arranged on the side of the metal housing element which is provided with the ceramic layer, the additional housing element and the metal housing element being joined to form a fluid-tight housing. The thermoelectric module finally comprises at least one thermoelectrically active material which is arranged inside the fluid-tight housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAHLE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Heinrich Angermann, Holger Brehm, Thomas Himmer
  • Patent number: 10207223
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying device includes a first SCR catalyst converter, an oxidation catalyst converter, a filter section, and a second SCR catalyst converter arranged in series to a flow direction of an exhaust gas. The first SCR catalyst converter includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure a cell density of which is from 31 to 78 cells/cm2, a porosity of the partition walls of which is from 50 to 65%, and in which a first SCR catalyst is loaded onto the surfaces of the partition walls and inner portions of pores formed in the partition walls, and an amount of the first SCR catalyst to be loaded onto the surfaces of the partition walls and the inner portions of the pores is from 200 to 500 g/L and an amount of the first SCR catalyst to be loaded onto the inner portions of the pores is from 5 to 80 g/L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Makino, Shogo Hirose
  • Patent number: 10161280
    Abstract: A method for influencing a fluid flow in a fluid line is provided. The fluid line has a wall and a honeycomb body arranged in the fluid line with a fluid inlet side and a fluid outlet side. The honeycomb body has a honeycomb structure with a cross section area and with ducts through which the fluid flow can flow from the fluid inlet side to the fluid outlet side. The honeycomb body has an outer boundary. The honeycomb structure has a circumferential outer zone close to the boundary and a central zone arranged within the outer zone. The outer zone includes at most 70% of the cross section area. The method includes providing the fluid flow upstream of the honeycomb body, entry of the fluid flow into the honeycomb body, and at least partial redirection of the fluid flow outwards in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Hirth, Thomas Haerig
  • Patent number: 10159935
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification catalyst having an excellent exhaust gas purification ability while reducing the increase in pressure loss. Exhaust gas purification catalyst includes entrance cell, exit cell, and a wall-flow substrate having partition wall to separate these cell, a catalytic layer formed from exhaust inlet-side ends in the extending direction in sections of the interior of partition wall facing entrance cell, and a catalytic layer formed on the surface of partition wall facing exit cell from exhaust outlet-side ends in the extending direction of partition wall, having a length shorter than the entire partition wall length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: CATALER CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryota Onoe, Shingo Sakagami, Tsuyoshi Ito, Masahiko Takeuchi, Naoto Miyoshi, Akemi Sato
  • Patent number: 10137412
    Abstract: The present invention provides a filter comprising a base material and a catalytic substance provided within the base material, wherein the base material comprises a plurality of cells forming gas flow paths and having a gas inflow-side end portion and outflow-side end portion, and a plurality of porous partition walls defining said cells, the end portions of at least some of the cells being closed off, and the void occupancy of the catalytic substance within the pores of the partition walls is 10% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Satoshi Sumiya
  • Patent number: 10138775
    Abstract: A holding material includes a stack of a first mat and a second mat, the first mat including alumina fibers that include 60 wt % or more of alumina and 40 wt % or less of silica, and the second mat including silica fibers that include 60 wt % or more of silica and 40 wt % or less of alumina and having a surface pressure higher than that of the first mat as measured at a gap bulk density of 0.30 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Isomura, Hiroki Nakamura, Kiyoshi Sato, Isami Abe