Abstract: In an electronic component cooling device, a cooler cools an electronic component, a coolant temperature acquisition unit acquires a temperature of a coolant, a coolant flow rate acquisition unit acquires the flow rate of the coolant, a heat loss estimation unit estimates a heat loss from the electronic component, and a loss threshold calculation unit calculates an upper limit threshold of the heat loss from the electronic component based on the coolant temperature and the coolant flow rate. A coolant flow rate control unit controls the flow rate of the coolant and is configured to, in response to an estimated heat loss which is the heat loss from the electronic component that has been estimated by the heat loss estimation unit exceeding the upper limit threshold, increase the flow rate of the coolant circulating through the cooler.
November 20, 2019
May 28, 2020
Xiaolin GUO, Koji ASAGARA, Kazuya TAKEUCHI
Abstract: In a control apparatus, a voltage obtainer obtains an alternating-current voltage having a polarity across first and second alternating-current terminals. An overcurrent determiner determines whether a target current flowing through the first and second alternating-current terminals is in an overcurrent state. A controller alternately turns on a first set of first and fourth switches and a second set of second and third switches in accordance with the polarity of the alternating-current voltage. The controller changes a switching operation of at least one of the first to fourth switch being in an on state to thereby reduce the target current flowing through the first and second alternating-current terminals upon determination that the target current flowing through the first and second alternating-current terminals is in the overcurrent state.
Abstract: An automatic driving control device mounted in an automatic driving vehicle for executing automatic driving along a planned travelling route includes: a driving execution unit that executes driving of the automatic driving vehicle; a communication unit that communicates with outside of the automatic driving vehicle; and a control unit that executes the automatic driving by controlling the driving execution unit. The communication unit has a first receiving unit that receives instruction signals for instructing driving contents of the automatic driving vehicle. The control unit has a first determination unit that determines provisional driving contents which are the driving contents of the automatic driving vehicle according to the instruction signals, when the instruction signals are received during execution of the automatic driving, and the control unit executes the automatic driving using the determined provisional driving contents.
Abstract: An engine start control device includes an pass determination section that performs a pass determination process of determining, based on a rotation state of the engine output shaft, whether a piston in a cylinder of the engine can pass over a compression top dead center for a rotation drop period in response to an occurrence of the start request. The engine start control device also includes a start control section that when it is determined that the piston cannot pass over the compression top dead center, starts driving of the motor in a low reaction force period to start the engine, the low reaction force period being a period in which a reaction force applied to the piston by a cylinder internal pressure in the cylinder is a predetermined value or less.
Abstract: A control system includes a plurality of control devices each including an initial check unit that performs an initial check before drive control of a rotary electric machine, a transmission/reception unit that transmits/receives an end signal indicating that the initial check is ended, and a drive control unit that performs the drive control of the rotary electric machine after the initial check. The drive control unit starts the drive control of the rotary electric machine when the initial check of the corresponding control device is ended and the end signal is acquired from another control device, and starts the drive control of the rotary electric machine after a lapse of a predetermined time from the start of the initial check of the corresponding control device when the initial check of the corresponding control device is ended and the end signal is not acquired from the another control device.
February 24, 2017
Date of Patent:
May 26, 2020
Koichi Nakamura, Shuji Kuramitsu, Atsuko Oka
Abstract: Localization systems and methods are provided and include a first sensor configured to perform wireless communication with a portable device using a communication protocol that allows for communication over open advertising communication channels and that allows for communication using a secure communication connection. The first sensor communicates with the portable device using the secure communication connection and seconds sensor communicate with the portable device by transmitting or receiving broadcast signals over the open advertising communication channels. A control module receives first signal information about signals transmitted or received by the first sensor and second signal information about signals transmitted or received by the second sensors and determines a location of the portable device based on the first signal information and the second signal information.
September 6, 2018
Date of Patent:
May 26, 2020
DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
Abstract: A ringing suppression circuit is provided at one or more nodes each having a communication circuit executing communication with another node by transmitting a differential signal through a pair of communication lines connected to the nodes. The circuit includes a suppression circuit and an operation mode controller: The suppression circuit is configured to execute a suppression operation for suppressing ringing in the differential signal. The operation mode controller is configured to set an operation mode of the suppression circuit to one of: a normal operation mode, which enables the suppression circuit to execute the suppression operation in response to detecting a change in a level of the differential signal, and a permanent off mode, which disables the suppression circuit to execute the suppression operation on a steady basis.
Abstract: An ignition plug includes a main metal fitting; an earth electrode having one end fixed to the main metal fitting and including, in a part of the other end, an inclined portion inclined toward the center axis line of the main metal fitting; an earth electrode-side chip joined to the inclined portion; and a center electrode having one end exposed from the main metal fitting. The ignition plug includes: a pedestal which has an elliptic cylindrical shape, is disposed so as to have a minor axis directed toward the earth electrode-side chip, and has an end surface forming an inclined surface inclined along the minor axis with respect to the center axis line; and a center electrode-side chip laser-welded to the inclined surface. The earth electrode-side chip and the center electrode-side chip face each other.
Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a counter, a reception portion, an update portion, a code generation portion, a determination portion, and a transmission portion. The reception portion receives a communication data from a different one of the communication apparatus. The update portion updates a value of the counter. The code generation portion generates a message authentication code based on the communication data received by the reception portion, the value of the counter, and a common key. The determination portion determines whether the message authentication code generated by the code generation portion matches a message authentication code set in the communication data. The transmission portion transmits a synchronization request when a number of times that the determination portion determines a mismatch between the message authentication codes becomes equal to or more than a predetermined number of mismatches.
Abstract: A battery state estimating apparatus includes an updating unit. The updating unit updates a charge-transfer impedance model in a battery model of a secondary battery, which is a series connection of a DC resistance model, a charge-transfer impedance model, and an diffusion impedance model, using the amount of change in a measurement value of a current flowing through the secondary such that a first relationship between the current flowing through the secondary battery and a voltage across the charge-transfer resistance approaches a second relationship between an actual value of the current and an actual value of the voltage across the charge-transfer resistance. The first relationship between the current flowing through the secondary battery and the voltage across the charge-transfer resistance is defined based on the Butler-Volmer equation. A state estimator estimates a state of the secondary battery based on the battery model including the updated charge-transfer impedance model.
Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a collision time calculation section configured to calculate a time-to-collision; an activation region setting section configured to set an activation region to an area present ahead of and in the travelling direction of an own vehicle, the activation region having a predetermined width in a lateral direction that is orthogonal to a path of the own vehicle; a timing setting section configured to set timing activating a safety device; a determination region setting section configured to set a determination region to an area present diagonally ahead of and in the travelling direction of the own vehicle, the determination region having a predetermined width in the lateral direction; a timer section configured to measure a time for which a target stays in the determination region; a correction section configured to perform, in a case where the time measured by the timer section is long, a process for decreasing the width of the activation region and a process for decreasing ac
Abstract: A vehicle collision sensor includes a piezoelectric polymer film that includes a piezoelectric element deformed to generate an output voltage, and a pair of electrodes clamping the piezoelectric element from both its surfaces, at least one of the electrodes including divided pieces away from each other in a state where the at least one of the electrodes is joined to the piezoelectric element, and a conductive component that is clamped between the film and a bumper cover, which is provided on a front portion of a vehicle, or that is clamped between a fastening component, which attaches the film to the bumper cover, and the film, in a state where the film is attached to an inner surface of the bumper cover, so that the conductive component connects together the divided pieces from a side of the divided pieces, which is not joined to the piezoelectric element.
Abstract: A camera module, which is mounted on an inside of a front windshield of a vehicle and configured to image an external environment of the vehicle, includes multiple lens units on which an optical image of the external environment is incident, individually, and an imaging system to generate an outside image of the external environment by imaging through each of the lens units, individually.
Abstract: The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device including a fixed electrode, a movable electrode and an elastic support. The movable electrode faces the fixed electrode and is movable relative to the fixed electrode. The elastic support supports the movable electrode to be movable in an elastic direction of the elastic support. Either one of the fixed electrode or the movable electrode is an electret electrode.
Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a recognition unit, a region setting unit, a travel setting unit, and a travel control unit. Based on the relative speed of a vehicle with respect to an object recognized by the recognition unit, the region setting unit sets a prohibited travel region where the vehicle is prohibited from entering around the object, and further sets a region of a travel path that excludes the prohibited travel region as a permitted travel region where the vehicle is to travel. The travel setting unit sets at least one of a target vehicle speed and a target travel trajectory of the vehicle that is to travel in the permitted travel region set by the region setting unit.
Abstract: A controller includes a SOC prediction unit to predict a SOC, based on a predicted result of a road grade and a vehicle speed in a scheduled travel route, and a discharge control unit to execute a discharge increasing control to previously increase a discharge quantity of the battery to prevent the battery from becoming in a saturation state based on a predicted SOC, when the battery becomes in the saturation state. The discharge control unit includes a first mode to execute an assist discharge increasing control in an assist travel, and a second mode to execute an EV discharge increasing control by decreasing the vehicle speed and by increasing an opportunity of an EV travel, as the discharge increasing control. When the EV discharge increasing control can be executed, the EV discharge increasing control is executed with priority relative to the assist discharge increasing control.
Abstract: A moving object control apparatus activates a safety device that avoids a collision between a moving object and an object present ahead of the moving object in its moving direction or reduces damage from a collision when the moving object is likely to collide with the object. The moving object control apparatus includes a restricting unit that restricts activation of the safety device based on angle information including at least one of an angle of a moving direction of the object relative to the moving direction of the moving object and a change in angle per time.
Abstract: A protruding portion is provided on a molded resin portion of a tire mount sensor, and the longitudinal direction of the protruding portion is aligned with the longitudinal direction of an antenna. Further, the longitudinal direction of the antenna is set at a predetermined angle with respect to the acceleration detection direction of the G sensor. For example, with a predetermined angle of 0°, the longitudinal direction of the antenna may be matched with the acceleration detection direction of the G sensor.
December 1, 2016
Date of Patent:
May 26, 2020
Takatoshi Sekizawa, Hideyuki Ikemoto, Masashi Mori
Abstract: A sensor device is disposed in an intake passage through which intake air flows to an internal combustion engine. The sensor device includes a humidity sensor that generates a signal according to a humidity of the intake air flowing through the intake passage. A choke portion is defined in the intake passage to decrease a cross-sectional area of the intake passage. The humidity sensor is arranged on the choke portion.
Abstract: A heat pump cycle includes a compressor, a first interior heat exchanger, a separator that separates a refrigerant discharged from the compressor into a gas-phase refrigerant which does not include a lubricant and a remaining refrigerant, an exterior heat exchanger that performs heat exchange between the remaining refrigerant flowing out of the separator and an outside air, a second interior heat exchanger, a control valve, an accumulator, and a first bypass passage that bypasses the second interior heat exchanger and connects to an inlet side of the accumulator. The heat pump cycle heats an air flow in the first interior heat exchanger and controls the control valve to reduce the pressure of the refrigerant, in a state where the refrigerant circulates in a refrigerant circuit including the first bypass passage while accumulating the gas-phase refrigerant flowing out of the separator in the second interior heat exchanger.