Patents Assigned to Advics Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20230025963
    Abstract: A control device includes: a first braking unit, that applies a first braking force to a steering wheel of a vehicle; a second braking unit, that applies a second braking force to a non-steering wheel of the vehicle; and a control device that controls the first braking unit, and the second braking unit, according to a target braking force, where the control device includes a steering angle information acquiring unit that acquires a steering angle-related value related to a steering angle of the steering wheel, and a distribution changing unit that executes a distribution change control of changing a braking force distribution between the first braking force and the second braking force based on the steering angle-related value when the target braking force is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusaku YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230020123
    Abstract: A brake control device as an example of the present disclosure includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire an output of a sensor that detects information indicating a ground contact state of a drive wheel of a vehicle; and a control unit configured to, when an acceleration operation for causing the vehicle to accelerate is performed on the vehicle stopped due to a parking brake force generated by an electric parking brake, identify the ground contact state of the drive wheel based on the output of the sensor acquired by the acquisition unit, and control the electric parking brake to release the parking brake force by a control method that differs depending on the identified ground contact state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro HIRATA, Terushige URAOKA, Hirotaka TAKEYA
  • Publication number: 20230008163
    Abstract: A vehicle braking device includes: an electric cylinder in which a piston driven by an electric motor slides in a cylinder to supply fluid; a hydraulic pressure output unit connected to the electric cylinder by way of a first liquid passage, the hydraulic pressure output unit pressurizing or depressurizing a hydraulic pressure in the first liquid passage and outputting the hydraulic pressure to a supply liquid passage connected to a first wheel cylinder; and a control unit that causes at least one of the electric cylinder and the hydraulic pressure output unit to generate the hydraulic pressure in the first wheel cylinder according to a relative position between the piston and the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunori SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20230008900
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: an acquiring unit that acquires vehicle height information from a link mechanism type vehicle height sensor that is connected to a lower arm of a suspension that connects a vehicle body and wheels of a vehicle; a storage unit that stores vehicle height error information, which is information representing a relationship between an acting force that is applied to the vehicle in a horizontal direction and an error that is contained in the vehicle height information that is output by the vehicle height sensor; and a correcting unit that corrects the vehicle height information that has been acquired by the acquiring unit, based on the acting force that acts when the vehicle height information is acquired and the vehicle height error information that is stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusaku YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11541853
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle braking control device applicable to a vehicle equipped with an electric-powered parking braking device, a hydraulic braking device and a regenerative braking device. The braking control device comprises a first braking control unit and a second braking control unit. When a parking braking operation is performed while the vehicle is travelling, the first braking control unit implements a first braking process which increases the braking force to the vehicle by operating the hydraulic braking device. When the braking force to the vehicle needs to be increased in a situation where the first braking process is being implemented, the second braking control unit implements a second braking process which increases the braking force to the vehicle by operating the regenerative braking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takahashi, Kosuke Hashimoto, Hayato Kubota, Daisuke Nakata
  • Patent number: 11541857
    Abstract: In the case that the road surface is determined to have different friction coefficients on the left and right wheels, this braking control device performs antiskid control for adjusting the increase slope of front wheel braking torque on the side with the higher friction coefficient. A steering angle sensor detects the steering angle, and a yaw rate sensor detects the yaw rate. The device calculates a reference turning amount on the basis of the steering angle, calculates an actual turning amount on the basis of the yaw rate, and sets the increase slope on the basis of the deviation between the reference turning amount and the actual turning amount. Also, if this deviation becomes larger, a correction is made such that the set increase slope becomes smaller. Further, if the deviation becomes smaller, a correction is made such that the set increase slope becomes larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Terasaka, Chisa Kitahara
  • Publication number: 20220410721
    Abstract: The present disclosure is, for example, a braking control device for application in a vehicle. The braking control device includes: a hydraulic brake device that presses a braking member using hydraulic pressure toward a braked member that rotates integrally with a wheel to generate hydraulic braking force; and an electric brake device that presses the braking member using driving force of a motor toward the braked member to generate electric braking force. The braking control device adjusts the hydraulic braking force so that a vehicle speed falls within a target vehicle speed range while the vehicle is traveling on a downhill road, and replaces the hydraulic braking force with the electric braking force when at least one of the vehicle speed and the hydraulic pressure is stabilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka TAKEYA, Terushige URAOKA
  • Publication number: 20220410855
    Abstract: A braking control device includes: a wheel deceleration deriving section that derives decrease rates of wheel speed detection values as wheel deceleration calculation values; an average value deriving section that derives an average value of the wheel deceleration calculation values of wheels FL, FR, RL, and RR as a wheel deceleration average value; a determination section that determines, based on the wheel deceleration average value and an anteroposterior deceleration detection value, whether or not a slip increase state has been occurring for a determination time or longer; and a detection section that detects occurrence of cascade lock when it is determined that the slip increase state has been occurring for the determination time or longer during vehicle braking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato TERASAKA, Chisa KITAHARA
  • Publication number: 20220410860
    Abstract: The braking control device decelerates a vehicle by automatically increasing a brake fluid pressure as a hydraulic pressure in a wheel cylinder at the time when a braking operation member is not operated, and includes: a pressure regulating valve provided to a connection path for connecting a master cylinder and the wheel cylinder and regulating a differential pressure between a master cylinder hydraulic pressure as a hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder and the brake fluid pressure; a fluid pump driven by an electric motor and discharging a brake fluid into the connection path between the pressure regulating valve and the wheel cylinder; and a controller controlling the pressure regulating valve and the electric motor. When the brake fluid pressure no longer has to be increased, the controller closes the pressure regulating valve and stops driving the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya MORISHITA, Daijiro UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220412381
    Abstract: A resin molded article has an internal space. The resin molded article includes: a ventilation passage defined to allow the internal space to communicate with an outside of the resin molded article. The ventilation passage includes: a first ventilation passage extending from the internal space in a predetermined direction so as to include a bottom portion; and a second ventilation passage extending from the outside in a direction intersecting the predetermined direction. The first ventilation passage and the second ventilation passage communicate with each other by allowing the bottom portion to communicate with the bifurcated portions provided at an end portion of the second ventilation passage. A portion where the first ventilation passage and the second ventilation passage communicate with each other is narrowest in the ventilation passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Arata YAGI, Isanori SHIMIZU, Masataka NAGAYAMA, Shinji OHTSUKA, Yoshihiro TAKEKAWA
  • Patent number: 11535219
    Abstract: This reservoir tank is provided with a reservoir body formed in the shape of a hollow box inside which a hydraulic fluid is stored, and is connected to a vehicle master cylinder in such a way that brake fluid flows into and out of the same. The reservoir body is provided with a top plate portion formed in the shape of a plate. A flow path portion having one or a plurality of flow paths formed in a serpentine fashion and opening downward in a vertical direction is provided in a protruding manner on an inner wall surface of the top plate portion, and a slit is provided on a downstream side of the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 11533009
    Abstract: A motor control device includes a current acquisition unit that acquires a limit current allowed to flow from a battery to a brushless motor, a voltage acquisition unit that acquires a power supply voltage applied from the battery to the brushless motor, and a command current determination unit that determines a d-axis command current and a q-axis command current. The command current determination unit determines the d-axis command current and the q-axis command current based on a power limit circle which is a current characteristic on a d-axis and a q-axis based on an inner product of a voltage vector and a current vector and a voltage limit circle which is a current characteristic on the d-axis and the q-axis based on the power supply voltage and an angular velocity of the brushless motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11524664
    Abstract: A control device is provided with a flow rate derivation part for deriving a pressure-holding-valve flow rate on the basis of a pressure command value and a previous pressure command value; a differential pressure derivation part for deriving a differential-pressure-valve differential pressure value so that the differential-pressure-valve differential pressure value increases with an increase in the difference obtained by subtracting the pressure-holding-valve flow rate from a pump-discharge flow rate; and a pressure-holding-valve processing part for performing an aperture derivation process to derive a command aperture so that the command aperture decreases with an increase in the difference obtained by subtracting the pressure command value from the sum of an pressure value and the differential-pressure-valve differential pressure value, and driving a holding pressure valve at the command aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koya Motoyama, Hiroki Saito, Masayuki Naito
  • Patent number: 11524669
    Abstract: A brake controller according to the present disclosure that changes an effect correlation value correlating to an effect of braking in a first braking system provided in a vehicle in accordance with a vehicle condition of the vehicle includes a control part generating a braking force by at least one of the first braking system and a second braking system different from the first braking system in a case where the vehicle condition is a first condition based on a braking distribution ratio different from that in a case where the vehicle condition is a second condition and a setting part setting the effect correlation values so as to be different from each other in the case where the vehicle condition is the first condition and in the case where the vehicle condition is the second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: ADVICS CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hayato Kubota, Daisuke Nakata
  • Publication number: 20220388513
    Abstract: A vehicle body speed estimation method applied to a four-wheel drive vehicle includes: acquiring an estimated vehicle body speed based on wheel speeds or a longitudinal acceleration of the vehicle; determining whether an operation condition that includes at least a condition that the estimated vehicle body speed is higher than an operation determination speed is satisfied; performing torque limitation to reduce a torque of a portion of wheels of the vehicle when the operation condition is satisfied; determining whether a stop condition that includes a condition that the estimated vehicle body speed is lower than or equal to a stop determination speed or a condition that a duration of a state where a wheel acceleration of the portion of the wheels is higher than zero is longer than or equal to a set period of time; and stopping the torque limitation when the stop condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHAKABUSHIKI KAISHA, ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Asada
  • Patent number: 11518351
    Abstract: This braking control device pumps a brake fluid from a reservoir to each wheel cylinder by one fluid pump and includes an electric motor which drives the fluid pump; and a controller which controls the electric motor. The controller calculates a target fluid pressure on the basis of at least one among the vehicle wheel speed, the vehicle deceleration state, and the turning state of the vehicle, calculates a target discharge amount for the fluid pump on the basis of the target fluid pressure, and controls the electric motor on the basis of the target discharge amount. The controller has a front wheel calculation map of the relationship between the fluid pressure and the inflow volume of the brake fluid corresponding to a front wheel cylinder, and a rear wheel calculation map corresponding to a rear wheel cylinder, and calculates the target discharge amount on the basis of the maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Tanaka, Shunya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11518361
    Abstract: Provided is an electric braking device wherein a friction member is pressed, via a piston driven by an electric motor, against a rotary member that rotates integrally with a vehicle wheel, thus generating a braking force on the vehicle wheel. The electric braking device is provided with: a controller for controlling the electric motor; a rotation angle sensor for detecting a rotation angle of the electric motor; and a return mechanism for applying a return force to a piston in a direction away from the rotary member. Furthermore, the controller executes a proper/improper determination to determine whether the return mechanism is operating properly on the basis of a change in the rotation angle after conduction of electricity to the electric motor is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun Tsukamoto, Shinichiro Yukoku
  • Patent number: 11518355
    Abstract: A brake control device for controlling an electric parking brake may include: a piston capable of pressing a brake pad in accordance with the hydraulic pressure in a cylinder; a linearly moving member that adjusts, by reciprocating in the cylinder, the pressing force applied to the brake pad by the piston; and an actuator that moves the linearly moving member by operating based on a target pressing force, which is a target value of the pressing force corresponding to an output value obtained from a sensor that detects information correlating with the hydraulic pressure. The brake control device is provided with: an abnormality detection unit that detects an abnormality of the sensor; and an actuator control unit that, if an abnormality is detected, controls the operation level of the actuator based on an output value obtained prior to the detection of the abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Terushige Uraoka, Keita Nakano
  • Patent number: 11511714
    Abstract: This vehicle braking control device executes automatic braking control to adjust a braking torque on the basis of a vehicle target deceleration value corresponding to a distance between the vehicle and an object in front of the vehicle, and executes anti-skid control to suppress excessive wheel slip by adjusting the braking torque on the basis of a wheel speed. The braking control device calculates an actual deceleration value corresponding to the target deceleration value, and executes feedback control on the basis of the target deceleration value and the actual deceleration value such that the actual deceleration value approaches the target deceleration value. The configuration is such that a control gain of the feedback control is reduced when anti-skid control is executed. Further, the configuration may be such that execution of feedback control is prohibited when anti-skid control is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Terasaka, Chisa Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11498538
    Abstract: This braking control device feeds by pressure a braking fluid from a master cylinder to a wheel cylinder, to generate a braking force in a wheel. The braking control device is provided with an input rod; an output rod; first and second electric motors; and first and second racks forming a differential mechanism. When the outputs of the first and second electric motors are controlled, the operation power of the input rod and the displacement of the output rod are controlled independently of each other. Here, in the second rack, the movement, in a backward direction, in response to decrease of a master cylinder fluid pressure is limited within a range of a predetermined displacement by means of two stoppers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Marshall Bull, Shun Tsukamoto