Patents Assigned to JATCO Ltd
  • Patent number: 11408487
    Abstract: A forward/reverse switching mechanism is provided with a planetary gear set, a reverse brake and a forward clutch. The planetary gear set includes a sun gear which serves as an input part, a carrier which serves as an output part, and a ring gear. The reverse brake is adapted to fix the ring gear. The forward clutch is adapted to connect the ring gear and the sun gear to each other. The ring gear, a drive plate provided on a ring gear side of the reverse brake and a driven plate provided on a ring gear side of the forward clutch are spline-fitted to a clutch drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Numata, Hiroyuki Matsushita, Akira Kamiyama, Ryousuke Katsuyama, Tsukasa Shiino
  • Patent number: 11408501
    Abstract: Disclosed is a support structure for a ring gear, which includes: a clutch drum coupled by spline fitting with the ring gear; and first and second snap rings mounted to a circumferential wall of the clutch drum and supporting the ring gear. The first snap ring is positioned so as not to overlap with the ring gear in a radial direction. The second snap ring is positioned so as to overlap with the ring gear in the radial direction. A length of the first snap ring in the radial direction is longer than a length of the second snap ring in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Numata, Hiroyuki Matsushita, Akira Kamiyama, Ryousuke Katsuyama, Tsukasa Shiino
  • Patent number: 11407398
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle includes a drive shaft, an engine coupled to the drive shaft, an electric motor coupled to the drive shaft, and a control unit. The control unit increases a torque of the electric motor when an accelerator pedal opening increases to equal to or more than a predetermined degree of opening during switching of driving sources, and decreases the torque of the electric motor while increasing the torque of the engine after a change of the torque of the engine turns to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Nishihiro, Masaharu Mochizulki, Takashi Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20220243808
    Abstract: The transmission controller is configured to, when the received range position signal indicates that the range position is switched from a travelling range to a neutral range during travelling, output an instruction to disengage all of friction elements that are in an engaged state in the travelling range, output an instruction to at least one friction element before the instruction to disengage all of the friction elements that are in the engaged state in the travelling range is output, confirm a change in a rotation speed of a transmission input shaft after the instruction to disengage is output to the at least one friction element, and when there is no change in the rotation speed, diagnose that the friction element instructed to be disengaged is in an erroneously engaged state in which the friction element is not able to be disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihira AMANO, Masahiro HAMANO
  • Publication number: 20220248529
    Abstract: The control unit includes a wiring board on which a connector is disposed. The connector is disposed on a back surface of the wiring board, the back surface being a back surface on a back side of a facing surface facing a body of the control unit. The wiring board includes legs protruding from the back surface on the back side of the facing surface facing the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke SATO, Hideyuki MAMIYA, Katsunori YAMASHITA, Hirohisa YUKAWA, Akira SUWABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220242246
    Abstract: The power supply device includes a low voltage battery, a high voltage battery, a starter generator, a DC-DC converter, a changeover switch, and a controller. When an abnormality or a failure has occurred in the DC-DC converter, the controller controls the changeover switch to connect the starter generator to the other battery without via the DC-DC converter and controls the output of the starter generator corresponding to the connected other battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa NISHIHIRO, Masahiko TAHARA, Masaharu MOCHIZUKI, Takurou HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20220234436
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a low voltage battery constituted by a lithium-ion battery, the low voltage battery supplying an electric power to an electric component mounted to a vehicle; a high voltage battery constituted by a lithium-ion battery, the high voltage battery having an output voltage higher than an output voltage of the low voltage battery; a first rotating electrical machine that operates by an electric power supplied from the high voltage battery, the first rotating electrical machine generating a torque for driving the vehicle; and a second rotating electrical machine for starting the engine. The second rotating electrical machine operates by an electric power supplied from the high voltage battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa NISHIHIRO, Masahiko TAHARA, Masaharu MOCHIZUKI, Takurou HIRANO
  • Patent number: 11397129
    Abstract: An electromagnetic control valve normality determination system includes: a hydraulic pressure source; an electromagnetic control valve structured to regulate an actual pressure of oil to a pressure command point, wherein the oil is supplied from the hydraulic pressure source; and an actual pressure sensor structured to sense the actual pressure of the oil. For determining normality of pressure regulation of the electromagnetic control valve, a normality determinator is configured to: set pressure command regions for determination about pressure regulation of the electromagnetic control valve, without overlapping among the pressure command regions; determine for each of the pressure command regions whether a difference between the actual pressure and the pressure command point in the each of the pressure command regions is less than a threshold value; and determine that the electromagnetic control valve is normal, in response to affirmation of the determination for all of the pressure command regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junki Matsui
  • Patent number: 11390268
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle having: an engine; a torque converter having a lock-up clutch; an engagement element disposed downstream of the torque converter; a drive shaft disposed downstream of the engagement element; and an electric motor disposed downstream of the engagement element, and connected to the drive shaft includes a control portion adapted to: in a case where an electric travel mode in which the lock-up clutch and the engagement element are disengaged is switched to an engine travel mode in which the lock-up clutch is disengaged and the engagement element is engaged, decrease driving torque of the electric motor after engagement of the engagement element; and gradually decrease the driving torque of the electric motor while gradually increasing driving torque of the engine after the driving torque of the electric motor is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Mochizuki, Yoshimasa Nishihiro, Takashi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 11371605
    Abstract: A control device for automatic transmission of the present invention includes a transmission mechanism and a park lock device. The park lock device has a rod member and a lock mechanism. The lock mechanism restricts movement of the rod member when being in a locked state. If a CPU reset (reset of a CPU constituting an ATCU) occurs, the control device maintains the locked state of the lock mechanism after a return from the CPU reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takateru Kawaguchi, Fumitaka Nagashima, Hideharu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11365805
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a transmission having a variator and a sub-transmission mechanism, a controller serving as a shift control unit adapted to, as shift of the transmission, shift the sub-transmission mechanism and the variator so that a through speed ratio becomes a target speed ratio, and an engine serving as a torque increasing portion adapted to increase a torque inputted to the transmission in association with the shift of the transmission. The controller has a torque setting unit adapted to make a magnitude of an inclination larger as an increase amount of the engine rotation speed in association with the shift of the transmission is larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Kitagawa, Tomoaki Honma
  • Patent number: 11365783
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transverse segment for a drive belt with a stack of rings and with a number of the transverse segments, which transverse segment includes a base part and two pillar parts that respectively extend from a respective axial side of the base part in radial outward direction, defining a central opening of the transverse segment between them, and that are each provided with a hook portion extending over a part of the central opening in the general direction of the respectively opposite pillar part. A width dimension of one of the pillar parts of the transverse segment is less than a width dimension of the respective other pillar part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Yuji Takahashi, Geert Lamers, Kouhei Toyohara, Michael Keersmaekers, Makoto Momoi, Takeshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11359717
    Abstract: A select control device for an automatic transmission includes a select lever and a controller. The select lever is configured to select a range position in response to a select operation by a driver. The controller is configured to, when a first select operation from a first travel range position to a non-travel range position is performed, perform pressure release control that decreases at a prescribed descending gradient an engagement capacity of a starting clutch that is engaged in the first travel range position. The controller has a select hydraulic pressure control unit configured to continue the pressure release control during a second select operation from a second travel range position that is different from the first travel range position to the non-travel range position after the first select operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: Jatco Ltd., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Ooshima
  • Publication number: 20220178440
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes a primary pulley, a secondary pulley, a metal belt wound around the primary pulley and the secondary pulley, and a controller. The metal belt includes a ring and a plurality of elements. The elements have respective receiving portions opening in a radial direction of the belt and receive the ring in the receiving portions. The controller executes a preliminary determined falling-off countermeasure control of the element when the end play larger than the predetermined length is detected to be generated or the continuously variable transmission is detected to be under the operation condition in which the end plays concentrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: JATCO Ltd
    Inventors: Tadaaki HIRAOKA, Kouhei TOYOHARA, Masanori YAMAZAKI, Yoshiteru KANAYAMA, Takashi SAITOU
  • Publication number: 20220154818
    Abstract: The control valve assembly is provided with a reinforcing portion straddling a drain port, the drain port allowing communication between an inside and an outside of the control valve assembly. The reinforcing portion is provided along a bore in which a spool of the control valve for control is housed. The control valve for control is a pressure regulator vale regulating a line pressure, the line pressure being a primary pressure of a hydraulic oil of the automatic transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongho PARK, Yuhyung NAM, Jungil PARK, Kenji SAKAKIBARA, Hiroyuki TSUBOI, Akiko IMAI, Hiroki SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220154819
    Abstract: A diagnosis device determines diagnoses one of primary and secondary board temperature sensors as abnormal, in response to a condition that a state in which a primary temperature sensor value and a secondary temperature sensor value deviate from each other by a predetermined value or more continues for a predetermined duration or more; performs torque limitation to limit a torque inputted from an engine to an automatic transmission, during driving in a predetermined travel section based on a predetermined condition, after the one of the primary and secondary board temperature sensors is diagnosed as abnormal; and performs transmission shift restriction to restrict shifting of the automatic transmission along with the torque limitation, in response to a condition that the one of the primary and secondary board temperature sensors continues to be diagnosed as still abnormal after the driving in the predetermined travel section is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro HAMANO, Yasunori MURASE
  • Publication number: 20220145988
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes a primary pulley, a secondary pulley, a metal belt and a controller. The metal ring includes a ring and a plurality of elements bundled by the ring. The elements have respective receiving portions opening in a radial direction of the metal belt and receive the ring in the receiving portions. Assuming a direction perpendicular to a circumferential direction and a radial direction of the metal belt as a lateral direction L, the controller executes a falling-off countermeasure control of the element when a relative movement of the element in the lateral direction L with respect to the ring is detected or a presence of an action of a force on the element which causes such relative movement is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: JATCO Ltd
    Inventors: Masanori YAMAZAKI, Kouhei TOYOHARA, Yoshiteru KANAYAMA, Takashi SAITOU, Tadaaki HIRAOKA, Satoshi OHATA
  • Patent number: 11326691
    Abstract: A belt-type continuously variable transmission includes a primary pulley, a secondary pulley, and a belt wound around the primary pulley and the secondary pulley. A controller performs a process, when performing a low speed position return shift to shift a transmission ratio toward a lowermost speed position while a vehicle is decelerating. The process includes: calculating a primary pressure actual lower limit, at which the belt actually starts to slip, based on the transmission ratio and a deceleration of the vehicle; setting a lower limit of a setpoint of the primary pressure to the primary pressure actual lower limit; setting the primary pressure actual lower limit higher with a locking tendency of a vehicle wheel detected than that without the locking tendency detected; and setting the primary pressure actual lower limit with the locking tendency detected to increase as the transmission ratio varies toward the lowermost speed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Akebono, Shohei Imaji, Seiichirou Takahashi, Katsuyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 11326689
    Abstract: A shifter abnormality diagnosis device for a shifter used in an automatic transmission having a manual mode, the shifter including a first switch for outputting a signal corresponding to the position of a select lever and a second switch for outputting a signal corresponding to the position of the select lever if the select lever is located in at least one of an upshift range or a downshift range, wherein the abnormality diagnosis device is configured to perform an abnormality diagnosis of the second switch on the basis of an output signal of the second switch and prohibit the abnormality diagnosis of the second switch if it is determined that the select lever is not located in any one of forward ranges including the upshift range and the downshift range on the basis of an output signal of the first switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Ichikawa, Tomoaki Kabe, Kosuke Abe
  • Publication number: 20220136596
    Abstract: In a transmission case, a pattern exerting a water repellent effect is provided around a connection portion for a connection with an electrical component. A water passage is provided on an upper surface of an outer peripheral surface of the transmission case. A drain portion is provided on a downstream side of the water passage. The drain portion is a through hole provided in the transmission case, the through hole connecting with the water passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu ITOU, Aya NAKATA