Patents Assigned to Isuzu Motors Limited
  • Patent number: 11124189
    Abstract: Provided are a travel control device that enhance safety while enabling smooth overtaking of a vehicle from tracking travel. This travel control device is equipped with a direction indication determination unit, a travel control unit that performs control to switch travel of the vehicle between tracking travel whereby the vehicle is made to travel by tracking the preceding vehicle and propulsion travel whereby the vehicle is made to travel so as to match the speed of the vehicle to a target speed, and an inter-vehicle distance detection unit that detects the inter-vehicle distance in tracking travel between the vehicle and the preceding vehicle. In cases in which, during tracking travel, it is determined that direction indication of vehicle has been activated and the inter-vehicle distance exceeds a prescribed distance, the travel control unit switches travel of the vehicle from tracking travel to propulsion travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Naoki Takahashi, Masaichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11117616
    Abstract: A lane maintaining assistance device 1 is provided with the following: a first assistance unit that performs steering assistance of a vehicle by hydraulic pressure; a second assistance unit that performs steering assistance of the vehicle using a motor; and a steering assistance control unit 83 that reduces the steering assistance amount of the first assistance unit and starts steering assistance by the second assistance unit if the vehicle is determined to have entered a curve on the basis of a captured image in which a portion of the lane which is forward in the vehicle advancing-direction is captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11118678
    Abstract: This vehicle control device 10 is provided with: a current gear stage selection unit 13 which selects a current gear stage, which is the gear stage of the vehicle in the present travel state; a travel segment determination unit 15 which determines the next travel segment forwards in the direction of travel of the vehicle V; and a shift control unit 17 which, in the case that the current gear stage selection unit 13 has newly selected a target gear stage lower than the current gear stage during travel of the vehicle V in the current gear stage in the current travel segment, if the next travel segment can be traveled in the current gear stage and the amount the vehicle V will lose speed after traveling the current travel segment is less than or equal to a prescribed threshold value, controls shifting of the gear stage such that downshifting from the current gear stage to the target gear stage is suppressed and the current gear stage is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ooshima, Nobuyuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11117579
    Abstract: A vehicle speed control device 1 includes a lane detection unit 120 configured to detect a road outside line of a lane on which a host vehicle V is traveling, a target detection unit 121 configured to detect a target that is present outside the road outside line, and a speed control unit 123 configured to control a speed of the host vehicle V such that the host vehicle V passes a lateral side of the target at a speed lower than a speed of the host vehicle V when the target has been detected. After the host vehicle V has passed the lateral side of the target, the speed control unit 123 accelerates the host vehicle V up to the speed when the target has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahiro Satou, Yuuta Fujimaki, Ryouta Okeya
  • Patent number: 11105246
    Abstract: This degradation diagnosis device for an exhaust purification system makes it possible to discover degradation of a constituting component in an exhaust purification system at an early stage. The degradation diagnosis device for an exhaust purification system that purifies exhaust gas discharged from an internal combustion engine into an exhaust pipe is provided with: a degradation degree estimation unit that estimates the degree of degradation due to corrosion of a constituting component in the exhaust purification system based on the temperature of exhaust gas and the amount of a reducing agent injected into the exhaust pipe; a determination unit that determines whether the degradation degree estimated by the degradation degree estimation unit exceeds a predetermined threshold; and an output unit that outputs the result of determination made by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventor: Nao Mizukami
  • Patent number: 11105414
    Abstract: A vehicle control device controls operation of a vehicle provided with a transmission having a direct gear and normal gears including an overdrive gear having a lower gear ratio than the direct gear. The device includes a travel segment determination unit which determines a forward travel segment having a different road slope from a current travel segment, a current gear position selection unit that selects a current gear position in accordance with a shift pattern, a forward gear position selection unit that selects a forward gear position based on a travel resistance of the vehicle in the forward travel segment, and a shift control unit that maintains a gear position as the direct gear while the vehicle travels in the forward travel segment, when a gear position of the transmission in the current travel segment is the overdrive gear and the forward gear position is the direct gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ooshima, Junpei Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11104337
    Abstract: Provided are a travel control device, a vehicle, and a travel control method that ensure safety in cases of a possible lane departure. This travel control device is equipped with: a travel control unit that switches between and executes a constant speed travel control for causing a vehicle 1 to travel at a target speed and a coasting control for causing the vehicle to travel by inertia; and a switching control unit that, in cases in which it has been determined by a lane departure warning unit that there is a risk that the vehicle will depart from the travel lane while executing the constant speed travel control or the coasting control, controls the travel control unit to execute the constant speed travel control without executing the coasting control for a prescribed period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventor: Naoki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11105310
    Abstract: A control device includes an engine starting unit that starts an engine on a condition that a first voltage is supplied, an engine control unit that controls an operation of the engine starting unit, and a transmission control unit that drives a transmission on a condition that a second voltage, which is higher than the first voltage, is supplied. The transmission control unit sends an engine start permission signal to the engine control unit in a case where a voltage of power supplied from a battery is the second voltage or higher, and the engine control unit permits the engine starting unit to start the engine on a condition that the engine control unit receives the engine start permission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoko Ohta
  • Publication number: 20210221371
    Abstract: Provided are a travel control device, a vehicle, a driving assistance device, and a travel control method that are capable of improving travel control responsiveness. The travel control device comprises: an automatic travel control unit that, when an automatic travel function is active for vehicle travel control, performs a process for calculating and outputting a target output torque for an engine installed in the vehicle through feedback calculation based on the difference between a target value for a control parameter related to the automatic travel function and the actual value of the control parameter; and an engine control unit that controls the engine such that the outputted target output torque and the output torque of the engine match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi HAYASHI, Masaichi TAKAHASHI, Shinichirou FUKAZAWA
  • Patent number: 11067165
    Abstract: In this vehicle control device (10), which controls operation of a vehicle provided with a transmission including a direct gear and an overdrive gear, which is a gear with a lower gear ratio than that of the direct gear, a travel segment determination unit (15) determines a next travel segment which, forward in the travel direction of the vehicle, has a road slope different from that of the current travel segment where the vehicle is currently traveling. A next gear stage selection unit (16) determines a next gear stage, which will be the gear stage of a transmission in the next travel segment, on the basis of the speed of the vehicle, an equal fuel consumption map of the engine of the vehicle, and the travel resistance of the vehicle in the next travel segment estimated on the basis of the road slope in the next travel segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ooshima, Nobuyuki Nishimura, Junpei Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11052911
    Abstract: The speed control device is equipped with: an actual speed acquisition unit; an actual position acquisition unit; an acceleration/deceleration control unit; and a travel resistance calculation unit. When in a situation in which an target speed increases from a first target speed to a second target speed, the target speed in the second road section is set such that an actual speed increases with a first-order lag from the first target speed to the second target speed over a period between the start position and end position of the second road section, and the target speed in the second road section is set such that the amount of change in the speed, which increases with the first-order lag, with respect to the travel time of the vehicle is decreased as the travel resistance calculated by the travel resistance calculation unit increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Dongsheng Bai
  • Patent number: 11053893
    Abstract: A cooling system CS according to one aspect of the present invention is provided with: a first cooling circuit C1 which is provided with a first cooling means 54 and in which cooling water can circulate; a second cooling circuit C2 which is provided with a second cooling means 64 and in which cooling water for cooling an engine body 12 can circulate; and an EGR cooler 46 configured to cool an EGR gas. The EGR cooler 46 is provided with: a first EGR cooler 52 installed in the first cooling circuit C1; and a second EGR cooler 62 installed in the second cooling circuit C2. Furthermore, in order to suppress the generation of condensed water due to condensation of moisture in an exhaust gas during the cooling of the EGR cooler 46, the cooling system CS is provided with a valve 80 configured to control the amount of the cooling water that flows from the second cooling circuit C2 to the first cooling circuit C1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuusuke Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11046361
    Abstract: An assisting force control device 1 includes a torque detection unit that detects the steering torque of a vehicle, a calculation unit that, after the torque detection unit has detected a steering torque of at least a prescribed size, integrates the steering torque to calculate an integrated torque amount, and an assisting force control unit that reduces the steering assisting force to a value that is smaller than a prescribed value in a direction in which the vehicle is prevented from deviating from a lane, such reduction carried out if the integrated torque amount calculated by the calculation unit becomes at least an integration threshold value corresponding to a traveling condition of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11047347
    Abstract: Provided is an exhaust gas recirculating device which can curb strange noises caused by the opening and closing of a reed valve. An EGR duct (14) has a greater volume than the prior art in order to curb resonance within the EGR passage (Eg) of the opening and closing sounds generated by the reed valve (13). Specifically, the EGR duct (14) has resonant frequency characteristics which differ from the resonance frequency of the reed valve (13), and has a shape such that strange noises generated by the reed valve (13) do not resonate within the EGR duct (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventor: Takashi Sugahara
  • Publication number: 20210185497
    Abstract: This control device can suppress decreases in communication speed. The control device is provided with: a determination unit which determines whether or not a peripheral vehicle positioned in the periphery of a first vehicle is traveling on the same travel road as the first vehicle; a relay vehicle selection unit which, in inter-vehicle communication for communicating between vehicles, selects, as a second vehicle for relaying data from the first vehicle, one of the peripheral vehicles determined by the determination unit to be traveling on the same travel road as the first vehicle; and an inter-vehicle communication control execution unit which executes control for the inter-vehicle communication unit of the first vehicle to allow inter-vehicle communication with the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventor: Yasuyuki MISHIMA
  • Patent number: 11027771
    Abstract: A steering assistance device includes: a steering angle detection unit that detects the steering angle of a vehicle; a pump unit that performs steering assistance of the vehicle by using oil pressure; a motor that performs steering assistance of the vehicle by using electrical power; and a steering control unit that causes the pump unit to perform steering assistance with the steering assistance amount thereof reduced by a predetermined amount from the predetermined steering assistance amount, and causes the motor to perform steering assistance, in a case where the pump unit can perform steering assistance in a steering assistance amount predetermined for the detected steering angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210163006
    Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a guide line detecting unit configured to detect the guide line, a remaining distance acquiring unit configured to acquire a remaining distance to the scheduled stop position, and a braking control unit configured to control deceleration of a vehicle. The guide line detecting unit detects a base-point mark, a curvature of the guide line, and a curvature feature point. The remaining distance acquiring unit acquires the remaining distance on the basis of the position of the base-point mark when the guide line detecting unit has detected the base-point mark, and acquires the remaining distance on the basis of the position of the curvature feature point when the guide line detecting unit has not detect the base-point mark and has detected the curvature feature point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: Hino Motors, Ltd., ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi YASUI, Motoaki HIBI, Takaaki SEKINE, Masahiro YAMAGUCHI, Masato AMINO
  • Patent number: 11022057
    Abstract: Based on an exhaust gas temperature on an upstream side acquired by an upstream temperature acquisition device, in performing control of supplying an unburned fuel to an oxidation catalyst device in a case where the exhaust gas temperature on the upstream side is lower than a low temperature, a control device performs control of adjusting at least one of an injection timing of a cylinder injection valve and opening-closing timing of an exhaust valve at least one of before and after the supplying control; raising a temperature of the exhaust gas that substantially free of unburned fuel discharged from the exhaust valve to be higher than the low temperature; and warming the oxidation catalyst device until a predetermined warming period has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Takayuki Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 11022212
    Abstract: A vehicle control device controls a vehicle provided with a transmission to travel at a set speed. The transmission has a direct gear and normal gears including an overdrive gear having a lower gear ratio than the direct gear. The device includes a travel segment determination unit which determines a forward travel segment having a different road slope from a current travel segment, a current gear position selection unit that selects a current gear position based on a travel resistance of the vehicle, a forward gear position selection unit that selects a forward gear position based on a travel resistance of the vehicle in the forward travel segment, and a shift control unit that changes a gear position to the forward gear position when the vehicle reaches the forward travel segment on condition that a difference between the set speed and the vehicle speed is within a prescribed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ooshima, Nobuyuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11008974
    Abstract: This piston for internal combustion engines, which is capable of achieving high heat shielding properties and high durability, comprises: a base that is formed from aluminum or an aluminum alloy; a composite material part which is formed in a first region of the surface of the base, and which is formed from a composite material that is reinforced with inorganic fibers or whiskers; and an alumite coating film that is formed on the composite material part and a second region of the surface of the base, said second region being different from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Tateoki Iizuka