Patents Assigned to Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 9689351
    Abstract: A fuel vapor treatment apparatus of a vehicle in which a supercharger that supercharges intake air is provided at an intake passage of an internal combustion engine includes a pump controller that drives a pump, a gas passage pressure detector that is provided between a canister and the pump in a gas passage and detects pressure of the gas passage, and an abnormality determining module that determines whether an upstream-side purge passage has an abnormality, on the basis of the pressure detected by the gas passage pressure detector. The pump controller drives the pump when an upstream-side valve is in an opened state. The abnormality determining module determines whether the upstream-side purge passage has an abnormality, on the basis of the pressure detected by the gas passage pressure detector after the upstream-side valve enters the opened state and the pump is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Ono
  • Patent number: 9683529
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an intake manifold is provided that is capable of suppressing deterioration in the dimensional accuracy by correcting warping and deformation caused during molding. When an intake manifold that is made of plastic and has a surge tank and intake pipes extending from the surge tank is manufactured, distal members, which form the distal ends of the intake pipes, are positioned on a jig. In this state, the distal members and the main bodies of the intake pipes are fixed to each other by vibration-welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jumpei Kato, Naoki Kato, Takuma Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9682708
    Abstract: A driving support controller determines whether it is an opportunity to change a traveling lane based on a predetermined condition in an self-driving activated state in which an acceleration, a deceleration, and a steering of a vehicle equipped with the driving support controller can be automatically controlled, and performs a control to present a lane change proposal to an operator of the vehicle when a lane change is determined to be possible. The device performs an automatic lane change control in response to an intention of the operator agreeing to the lane change proposal. In this case, when the operator's intention is determined to be in disagreement with the lane change proposal, the control to present the lane change proposal to the operator is suspended until a predetermined cancelling condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tasuku Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9682692
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle that includes a first power transmission path, a second power transmission path, a clutch mechanism, a clutch controller, a supply current controller, a self-shut unit, and an electric power generating mode controller. The self-shut unit holds a conducting state of a second electric power supply line over a set time, in response to a change in a state of a first electric power supply line from a conducting state to a non-conducting state. The electric power generating mode controller executes an electric power generating mode that drives an electric motor to generate electric power upon a stop of a vehicle in which the clutch mechanism is disengaged. The supply current controller increases a supply current supplied to the clutch controller, in response to the change in the state of the first electric power supply line during the electric power generating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Satomura
  • Publication number: 20170167603
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device for a hydraulic circuit including an oil pump capable of increasing oil a suction port and discharging the oil through discharge ports; a switching unit that switches between fully and partially discharged states; a pressure regulation unit that regulates an oil pressure; and a hydraulic pressure detection unit that detects the oil pressure includes: a storage unit that stores a maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state; a switching control unit that switches to either one of the discharged states; a pressure regulation control unit that sets a target pressure higher than the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state, and performs pressure regulation control to achieve the target pressure; and a determination unit that determines whether the switching unit has a fixation abnormality in one of the discharged states by comparing a hydraulic pressure with the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato IGARASHI, Sho YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9676383
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a remaining capacity detecting module that detects a remaining capacity of a secondary battery which supplies an electric power to the drive motor, and a cruise mode switching module that switches a cruise mode from the first cruise mode to the second cruise mode on the basis of the remaining capacity, and switches the cruise mode from the second cruise mode to the first cruise mode on the basis of an external charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mamoru Akita, Jun Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9676333
    Abstract: A vehicle control system executes a distance calculation process of detecting, corresponding points between a pair of captured images obtained by stereo-imaging, working out a coordinate shift between the corresponding points as a parallax, and calculating a distance up to each corresponding point based on the parallax; and a representative distance calculation process of dividing a distance image, in which a distance of each corresponding point is represented, into multiple strip regions that partition the image in a vertical direction, and working out, for each strip region, a distance for which a frequency is equal to or higher than a predefined value, as a representative distance. The system further executes a determination process of counting the number of representative distances within a monitoring region, and determining a magnitude relationship between the count value and a threshold value, to determine thereby the presence or absence of reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shunsuke Makabe
  • Patent number: 9676369
    Abstract: A vehicle wiper device includes: a first blade having an operating range that includes an upper mid region of a vehicle windshield; a second blade having an operating range that includes a lower region of the operating range of the first blade; a blade driving unit that causes each blade to reciprocate; and a controller that controls operation of the blade driving unit. When a tip end of the second blade moves in a special control region that is oriented toward a specific region preliminarily specified in the upper mid region, the controller controls the blade driving unit such that a moving speed of the second blade is lower than a moving speed of the second blade when moving in another region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kaminaga, Satoru Iwata, Toshihiko Dejima
  • Patent number: 9676267
    Abstract: A drive apparatus for a vehicle includes an engine output system that outputs power from an engine and a power transmission system that transmits the power from the engine output system to a driving wheel. A power transmission path including a chain mechanism and a one-way clutch is provided between an oil pump and a turbine shaft that is part of the engine output system. Another power transmission path including a corresponding chain mechanism and a corresponding one-way clutch is provided between the oil pump and a primary shaft that is part of the power transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Hirose, Keiji Sato, Keiichi Maruyama, Shogo Oki, Satoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9669472
    Abstract: A drilling apparatus includes: a drill rotatable about a center axis and capable of advancing and retracting along the axis; and a pressing unit for pressing a work in an advancing direction of the drill. The drilling apparatus advances the drill while rotating the drill about the center axis to form a hole in the work, in a state in which the work is pressed by the pressing unit. A pressing force applied on the work by the pressing unit is set to a predetermined pressing force based on machining reaction applied to the drill from the work during drilling and the pressing force causing deformation of the work in the advancing direction of the drill. The predetermined pressing force can suppress deformation of the work and displacement of the drill due to the machining reaction. The machining reaction and the pressing force are calculated beforehand in a drilling test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki Miyajima, Takashi Murakami, Hideharu Takahashi, Tatsuo Nakahata
  • Patent number: 9671017
    Abstract: A transmission control device includes a converter that converts continuous accelerator positions detected by an accelerator pedal sensor into a stepped step position, and a controller that controls the gear ratio of a continuously variable transmission based on the converted step position. The converter creates a hysteresis regarding the converted step position, when the accelerator depression amount increases, and when the accelerator depression amount decreases. In the case where the step position reaches a predetermined position or greater, the controller executes kick-down control where the gear ratio is controlled to a low side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Ajimoto
  • Patent number: 9671015
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device includes: a torque upper limit setting module that sets an upper limit of torque based on an allowable input torque for the continuously variable transmission, the upper limit of torque limiting an output torque of an engine; a determination torque calculation module that determines an acceleration requested by a driver based on an amount of operation of an accelerator, obtains a running resistance of a vehicle according to the requested acceleration, and calculates a determination torque for determining abnormality of the upper limit of torque based on the running resistance of the vehicle and a gear ratio of the continuously variable transmission; and an abnormality determination module that determines the upper limit of torque to be abnormal in the case where the upper limit of torque is less than or equal to the determination torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9656683
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle steering wheel including a circular rim, a grip forming a part of the rim and being held by a user, and input units formed inside the rim. Each input unit includes first and second input switches to be actuated by a pressing action of a user's thumb, and a third input switch provided between the first and second input switches to be actuated by a sliding action of the user's thumb on the third input switch while the user is holding the grip. The first input switch is located at a position of the user's thumb that can be placed without applying any force when the user is holding the grip. The second input switch is located at a lower position where the user's thumb can be placed without changing positions of other four fingers when the user is holding the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Matsuo, Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 9656328
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cutting tool, including: a cutting edge including a coating from a rake face to a flank face, and has a relief angle of not less than 15 degrees, a material of the coating having a higher wear resistance than a base material of the cutting edge, and during cutting of a work, an edge of the coating on the rake face at a top of the cutting edge is worn by friction with the work; with a progress of a wear inward in a radial direction, an edge of the coating on the flank face at the top of the cutting edge is removed by friction with the work to expose the base material thereunder; and the exposed base material is worn by friction with the work to retract the flank face inward in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MAKOTOLOY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Saito, Tatsuo Nakahata, Hideharu Takahashi, Junji Tsuchiya, Masao Watanabe, Eiji Hashimoto, Hirofumi Higashiwaki
  • Patent number: 9650014
    Abstract: An external airbag includes: lateral edge bags in a pair that are deployed to extend upward along respective front pillars from lower ends of the respective front pillars, in front of the respective front pillars, the respective front pillars being disposed on both widthwise sides of a windshield of an automobile; and a posture holding member that couples upper ends of the lateral edge bags in the pair to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suemune, Yoshiyuki Hashimoto, Akihiro Onodera, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Daisuke Ototsuji, Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 9645392
    Abstract: A vehicle exterior imaging apparatus includes a photo-receiving element, a transparent member that is disposed on a front face of the photo-receiving element and introduces light into it, and a movable body movable between a covering position for covering part or all of a front face of the transparent member with the movable body being spaced apart from the transparent member, and an evacuated position evacuating from the front face of the transparent member with respect to the covering position. The movable body has a higher surface wettability in a portion opposing to the transparent member at the covering position than the one of the front face of the transparent member. The movable body evacuates water adhered to the surface of the transparent member in a moving direction of the movable body during the movement of the movable body from the covering position to the evacuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naohide Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9644592
    Abstract: There is provided an idling stop device. An ECU sets a lighting color index by recognizing a lighting color of a traffic light in front of a vehicle based upon external environment captured by an onboard camera, sets a distance index based upon a distance between the traffic light and a vehicle just in front of the vehicle, and sets a brake index based upon whether a brake lamp of the vehicle just in front of the vehicle is turned on or not. The ECU adds up these indices to obtain an ISS general index, sets a basic ISS speed based upon the ISS general index, and sets an ISS start speed based upon the basic ISS speed and a mode-based coefficient set based upon an engine mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirotake Nishina
  • Patent number: 9645026
    Abstract: A tightening device is able to check that a fastening member has been fastened to a desired set torque or greater after being tightened, without loosening the fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: TONE CO., LTD., FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Fujimoto, Toshihiko Kushida, Tatsuo Hirai, Yukio Torigai, Tatsuo Nakahata, Manabu Saito, Masao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9637107
    Abstract: In a travel control apparatus for a vehicle, a travel environment information acquisition unit acquires travel environment information on a travel environment of the vehicle. A travel information detector detects travel information on the vehicle in order to execute automatic driving control based on such information pieces. A lateral force generator generates lateral force to be applied to the vehicle during the automatic driving control. A torsion bar is interposed on a torque transmission path of a steering system. A steering wheel angle detector detects a steering wheel angle. A lateral force detector detects the lateral force acting on the vehicle. An intervening steering operation determination unit determines that a driver has performed an intervening steering operation when a characteristic of the detected steering wheel angle and lateral force differs from a reference characteristic that varies univocally when the steering wheel is in a no load condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Matsuno, Satoru Akiyama, Takayuki Nagase, Eiichi Shiraishi, Shiro Ezoe, Hajime Oyama, Yasushi Takaso, Masato Mizoguchi, Harunobu Horiguchi
  • Patent number: D787405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Nakamura