Patents Assigned to HITACHI AUTOMOTIVES SYSTEMS, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20210056848
    Abstract: A parking frame for which a parking route cannot be generated is excluded from selection objects by a simple determination. The parking assistance device acquires information on an entrance width of a frame entrance of the parking frame and information on a passage width of a passage, and calculates a minimum projection amount wm in a passage width direction of a vehicle 220 from the parking frame 203 to the passage 205 when a vehicle corner on a front side of the vehicle in an approach direction to the parking frame and on a first side in a vehicle width direction is located at the entrance end on the first side of the parking frame in the frame width direction, and when the vehicle is disposed at a position where the vehicle side part on a second side of the vehicle in the vehicle width direction is in contact with the entrance end on the second side of the parking frame in the frame width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Munetoshi TSUGE, Koji TAKAHASHI, Masato IMAI
  • Publication number: 20210056838
    Abstract: A traffic-flow control device includes: a benchmark-vehicle operation input section that receives an input of a traveling state of a benchmark vehicle; a scenario input section that reads in a traveling scenario including definitions of target traveling states of a plurality of controlled vehicles using the traveling state of the benchmark vehicle; and a target setting section that computes the target traveling states of the controlled vehicles on the basis of the traveling state and the traveling scenario.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko HYODO, Yasuo SUGURE, Yoshinobu FUKANO
  • Publication number: 20210053580
    Abstract: To provide an electronic control device generating low heat due to a simplified configuration and a reduced verification arithmetic load without multiplexing of sensors and calculations. A sensor fusion processing unit 4 that integrates a plurality of pieces of sensor information having been input from a plurality of first sensors 11 and second sensors 12, a behavior prediction processing unit 5 that obtains a surrounding object prediction map 8 in which a future behavior of a target object is predicted based on an own vehicle surrounding map 9 integrated by the sensor fusion processing unit 4, and a first comparison unit 102 that compares the surrounding object prediction map 8 predicted by the behavior prediction processing unit 5 with output information of each of the first sensors 11 and the second sensors 12 of the sensor fusion processing unit 4 at a predicted time are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya HORIGUCHI, Hideyuki SAKAMOTO, Teppei HIROTSU
  • Publication number: 20210055115
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique to accurately recognize a position of a vehicle even in a vicinity of a branch road or a junction road, neither of which is included in map data. The present invention provides a vehicle control device. When a vehicle is traveling on a road that is not described in map data, the vehicle control device is configured to determine whether or not the vehicle is traveling on a junction road or a branch road, based on a positional relationship between a position of the vehicle and a starting point of the junction road or a starting point of the branch road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro KAWABATA, Tsuyoshi AKAHOSHI
  • Patent number: 10931932
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stereo camera capable of mitigating thermal stress generated between members and reducing measurement error. In the present invention, a housing is provided with a high-rigidity support part and low-rigidity support part for supporting a circuit board, a high-rigidity support area including the high-rigidity support part, and a low-rigidity support area including the low-rigidity support part. The high-rigidity support part has greater rigidity in relation to force acting in a baseline direction (X-axis direction) following a baseline length of a pair of camera modules than the low-rigidity support part. The high-rigidity support area is provided in one location so as to be adjacent to the low-rigidity support area in the baseline direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kazama, Hidenori Shinohara, Hiroaki Nagai, Kenichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10928231
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of obtaining a thermal flow meter capable of reducing a pulsation error by preventing a discharge port and a main outlet from being blocked by a vortex during a transient period and reducing a difference between flow speed distributions in normal and pulsation states. This thermal flow meter is provided with a housing disposed in a main passage; and a sub passage provided in the housing. In addition, in the housing, a first outlet and a second outlet of the sub passage are disposed in a downstream end portion of the housing, and a curved surface section is provided adjacent to the first and second outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Morino, Shinobu Tashiro, Akira Uenodan, Tomoaki Saito, Masashi Fukaya
  • Patent number: 10928232
    Abstract: The purpose is to improve the measurement accuracy of a thermal air flow meter. The device has: an auxiliary passage for entraining a portion of a fluid being measured; a sensor chip arranged in the auxiliary passage, for measuring the flow rate of the fluid being measured; an electronic component having an internal resistor, for converting the fluid flow rate detected by the sensor chip to an electrical signal; and a substrate on which the sensor chip and the electronic component are mounted. The substrate is covered by a filler material, on the surface of which the electronic component is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Ogata, Norio Ishitsuka, Takayuki Yogo, Hiroaki Hoshika
  • Patent number: 10927917
    Abstract: Provided is a shock absorber that includes a middle chamber formed by a piston, a first damping-force generating device that is provided between an upper chamber and the middle chamber and generates a damping force, a second damping-force generating device that is provided between a lower chamber and the middle chamber and generates a damping force, and a position-based state changing device that changes a state of a passage to a state in which the upper chamber and the lower chamber communicate with each other, a state in which the upper chamber and the middle chamber communicate with each other, or a state in which the lower chamber and the middle chamber communicate with each other depending on a position of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Yamashita, Kunio Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 10926602
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a suspension control apparatus allowing a vehicle state to be easily estimated with use of a vehicle height sensor. A controller 11 includes an external force estimation portion 31, which calculates an external force applied to a vehicle body from a displacement calculated from a vehicle height sensor 10, a vertical force calculation portion 32A, which calculates a vertical force of the vehicle body 1 from the calculated external force, a sprung acceleration calculation portion 32B, which calculates an acceleration from the calculated vertical force, a filter portion 32C, which estimates a sprung speed of the vehicle body 1 from the calculated acceleration, and a damping characteristic determination portion 14, which acquires a damping characteristic based on the estimated sprung speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Hirao, Kentaro Kasuya
  • Patent number: 10927803
    Abstract: In the present invention, two side-section side surfaces and each horizontal passage run along a fuel flow direction and have a linear section, and an end-section side surface formed between the two side-section side surfaces and forming an upstream-side end portion has a curved section connected to the side-section side surfaces and. When a fuel inlet and the horizontal passages are projected onto a plane perpendicular to a valve axial center, a projected line of the linear section of each of the horizontal passages extends to a place intersecting a projected line of the opening edge of the fuel inlet, and the upstream-side end portion of each of the horizontal passages extends toward the inside of the opening edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Saito, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Akihiro Yamazaki, Eiji Tamura
  • Patent number: 10927972
    Abstract: In a flow rate control valve CV provided with seal members S1 to S3 arranged radially between a housing 1 and a valve body 3 rotatably supported in the housing 1, seal members which hermetically seals the space radially between the housing 1 and valve body 3 by sliding against the outer peripheral surface of valve body 3, concave level difference parts N1 and N2 recessed lower than seal-sliding contact surfaces which are the outer peripheral surfaces of the seal-sliding parts D1 to D3 are provided, and parting lines P1 and P2 are provided within the level difference parts N1 and N2, and thereby it is possible to suppress damage to seal surfaces S1a to S3a of the seal members S1 to S3 caused by sliding against the parting lines P1 and P2 when the seal surfaces S1a to S3a pass through the parting lines P1 and P2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo Murakami
  • Patent number: 10928629
    Abstract: The present invention attains a vehicular imaging device in which condensation on a lens can be actively removed using a simple structure. The vehicular imaging device according to the present invention is provided with: lenses; imaging elements on which images are formed by light that has passed through the lenses; a processing circuit substrate which processes the images captured by the imaging element; and a housing in which the processing circuit substrate is held. Heat dissipation structures which each dissipate heat generated by the processing circuit substrate are provided to the housing. The heat dissipation structures each have a heat dissipation surface along the direction toward the corresponding lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Ohsumi, Hidenori Shinohara, Kenichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10928872
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic control device configured to reduce power consumption of a power-supply activation device while maintaining driving of a power supply device. A control unit 18 (the electronic control device) includes an arithmetic device 8, a power supply device 5 which supplies power to the arithmetic device 8, a power-supply activation device 2 which activates the power supply device 5, a power supply maintaining signal line 9 (first signal line), and a reset signal line 11 (second signal line). The power supply maintaining signal line 9 (first signal line) transmits a power supply maintaining signal (power supply drive maintaining signal) for maintaining drive of the power supply device 5, from the arithmetic device 8 to the power supply device 5. The reset signal line 11 (second signal line) transmits a reset signal for resetting the power-supply activation device 2, from the arithmetic device 8 to the power-supply activation device 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Tsukio
  • Publication number: 20210049380
    Abstract: A vehicle control automatically distinguishes between a moving body and a stationary body, reduces user's operation process, and reduces burdens to shorten time for a parking process. Obstruction points are grouped so as to be divided between obstructions, coloring of moving and stationary bodies are changed for each obstruction, and it is determined whether there is an obstruction for which the coloring has not been changed. If there is an obstruction for which the coloring has not been changed, whether there is license plate information and whether the obstruction is a moving body or a stationary body are determined, and a moving body is changed to red and a stationary body to blue. A display device displays the obstruction information distinguished between stationary or moving objects, and a message to the user such as “obstruction stored” notifies the user of completion of the distinction of the obstruction types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro OZAKI, Takashi TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20210046973
    Abstract: The electronic control unit includes first and second power connectors, first and second ground connectors, first and second inverters, first and second control circuits, and first and second current-voltage conversion elements. Each current-voltage conversion element is provided between a ground of the corresponding first or second inverter and a common ground of the first and second control circuits, and measures a ground current of the corresponding first or second control circuit. Then, each control circuit determines that the corresponding first or second ground connector is in an abnormal state based on a current flowing through the corresponding first or second current-voltage conversion element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonobu KOSEKI, Yawara KATO, Mamoru OGURA
  • Publication number: 20210046933
    Abstract: The movement of the vehicle is controlled so that the travel time does not become long while reducing the fuel consumption of the vehicle. A vehicle control device 1 that automatically controls a speed of a vehicle is configured to include an acceleration/deceleration pattern setting unit 22 that sets a plurality of acceleration/deceleration patterns including acceleration and deceleration in a traveling scheduled zone and sets the speed to be the same in a region between an acceleration region and a deceleration region in each acceleration/deceleration pattern based on traveling history in a traveling scheduled zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi IIHOSHI, Takashi OKADA, Kengo KUMANO, Yuuki OKUDA
  • Publication number: 20210048025
    Abstract: A cam ring is capable of moving while rolling on a cam support surface. The cam ring is provided such that within a range in which the cam ring can move on the cam support surface, an eccentricity amount increasing-side angle is always greater than an eccentricity amount decreasing-side angle. On a plane perpendicular to the rotation axis of a driving shaft, the eccentricity amount increasing-side angle is an angle, in a direction opposite to a rotation direction of the driving shaft, from a first reference line, which connects a tangent point between the cam ring and the cam support surface to a rolling center of the cam ring, to a starting end of a first discharge port. The eccentricity amount decreasing-side angle is an angle, in the rotation direction of the drive shaft, from the first reference line to a terminal end of the first discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210050799
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve availability when a power is lost. In a power conversion device 1, a gate drive power supply circuit 50 can supply a gate drive power within a predetermined normal voltage range. A backup power supply circuit 70 supplies the gate drive power to a lower arm gate circuit 40 when a voltage of the gate drive power applied from the gate drive power supply circuit 50 to the lower arm gate circuit 40 falls below a normal voltage range. When the gate drive power is supplied from the backup power supply circuit 70, the lower arm gate circuit 40 drives a lower arm switching circuit 22 in a short state in which all switching elements of the lower arm switching circuit 22 are turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi OGURA, Ryuji KURIHARA, Ryoichi INADA
  • Publication number: 20210048087
    Abstract: Disclosed is a balancer device for an internal combustion engine, wherein: a pump mounting fixing part to which an oil pump is fixed is formed on an end surface of a lower housing member; a gear accommodation part in which a pump driving gear and a reduction gear are accommodated is provided between the oil pump and the pump mounting fixing part; a rigidity-reinforcing part in which an oil discharge passage is defined in communication with a discharge port of the oil pump is formed on the lower housing member so as to extend in a direction of extension of first and second balancer shafts on an outer side of the lower housing member; and a portion of the pump mounting fixing part formed on the end surface of the lower housing member and the rigidity-reinforcing part are made integral with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20210049057
    Abstract: The invention provides a technology for suppressing a delay in communication between a plurality of cores that perform parallel processing. In the invention, an ECU 302 of a vehicle control system 2 includes a plurality of cores 401 and a shared memory 405. When transmitting data in the inter-core communication, a transmission side core 401-1 writes a counter value updated according to the data and a writing order to a buffer unit 901 which is determined by a counter value managed for each communication system, which is stored in each of the plurality of buffer units 901 provided in the shared memory 405. When receiving data in the inter-core communication, a reception side core 401-2 reads data from the buffer unit 901 in which the latest data for each communication system is stored, which is determined by the counter value stored in each of the plurality of buffer units 901.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro IIDA, Takafumi SUZUKI