Patents Assigned to JTEKT Corporation
  • Patent number: 11952059
    Abstract: A steering control device is configured to control a steering system including a turning mechanism that includes a motor configured to generate a motor torque that serves as power for moving a turning shaft to turn turning wheels of a vehicle. The steering control device includes a control unit configured to control a target control value serving as a target of a control value for controlling the motor torque of the motor. The control unit is configured to perform compensation for the target control value; acquire an offset value; and change the target control value such that the acquired offset value decreases gradually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Otsuka, Takashi Kodera, Toru Takashima
  • Patent number: 11953396
    Abstract: A rotation angle detection device includes a correction-object driven gear that is a driven gear meshing with a main driving gear, a first sensor that is configured to generate an electrical signal based on rotation of the correction-object driven gear, and an electronic control unit that computes a driven-side rotation angle based on the electrical signal. The electronic control unit is configured to store a correction angle used to correct the driven-side rotation angle when computing the driven-side rotation angle. The correction angle is a predetermined deviation in a predetermined angle domain obtained as an average value in which deviations of the number equal to the integer and corresponding to a same relative rotation angle is averaged, so as to be deviation in an angle domain of 0 to 360 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Toyama
  • Patent number: 11952549
    Abstract: Examples of the ester oil include diester oils such as dibutyl sebacate, dioctyl sebacate, di-2-ethylhexyl sebacate, dioctyl adipate, diisodecyl adipate, ditridecyl adipate, ditridecyl phthalate, and methyl acetyl ricinolate; aromatic ester oils such as trioctyl trimellitate, tridecyl trimellitate, and tetraoctyl pyromellitate; polyol ester oils such as trimethylolpropane caprylate, trimethylolpropane pelargonate, pentaerythritol-2-ethylhexanoate, and pentaerythritol pelargonate; carbonate oil; complex ester oil which is an oligoester of polyhydric alcohol and mixed fatty acid including dibasic acid and monobasic acid; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Miyake, Kiyomi Sakamoto, Yusuke Ayame, Go Tatsumi
  • Publication number: 20240110596
    Abstract: A wheel bearing device includes: an inner shaft including a wheel mounting flange on one side in an axial direction and including double row inner raceway surfaces on the other; an outer ring including double row outer raceway surfaces facing the inner surfaces; a plurality of first balls interposed between a first inner raceway surface located on the one side in the axial direction out of the double row inner raceway surfaces and a first outer raceway surface located on the one side in the axial direction out of the double row outer raceway surfaces; and a plurality of second balls interposed between a second inner raceway surface and a second outer raceway surface. The plurality of first balls and the plurality of second balls have the same diameter. A contact angle of the plurality of first balls is smaller than a contact angle of the plurality of second balls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koki SHIRAMIZU
  • Publication number: 20240101825
    Abstract: A grease composition contains a base oil, a thickener, and a conductive additive (A), the base oil is a trimellitic acid ester, the conductive additive (A) is a mixture containing sepiolite and bentonite and is an organically modified additive, and an amount of the conductive additive (A) with respect to a total amount of the base oil, the thickener, and the conductive additive (A) is 3 to 10 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yurie HAGINO, Takeshi TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11926375
    Abstract: A steering control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to acquire a limit position determination angle corresponding to an absolute steering angle when it is determined that movement of a turning shaft is limited, to compare a first stroke width which is a sum of an absolute value of the limit position determination angle on a right side and an absolute value of the limit position determination angle on a left side with a stroke threshold value corresponding to an entire stroke range of the turning shaft when the limit position determination angles on the right and left sides are acquired, and to set end-position-corresponding angles on the right and left sides based on the limit position determination angles on the right and left sides when the first stroke width is greater than the stroke threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Toko, Nobuaki Kataoka, Takafumi Yamaguchi, Yukinobu Ezaki
  • Publication number: 20240074417
    Abstract: Provided is a breeding apparatus that can facilitate disposition and collection of a spawning bed. A breeding apparatus includes a breeding area forming member that forms breeding areas for organisms and is open at least at the bottoms of the breeding areas, and a spawning bed sheet that forms the bottom surfaces of the breeding areas, has a belt shape, and is provided so as to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the belt shape relative to the breeding area forming member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, Tokushima University
    Inventors: Nozomu MIURA, Yasuhiro MURATA, Shigekazu KAWAI, Takahito WATANABE, Taro MITO
  • Patent number: 11919579
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a system control unit, an auxiliary power supply, and an auxiliary-power-supply control unit. The system control unit and the auxiliary-power-supply control unit are configured such that information of at least one control unit of the system control unit and the auxiliary-power-supply control unit is able to be output to another control unit of the system control unit and the auxiliary-power-supply control unit. The at least one control unit is configured to output information indicating that an operation of the at least one control unit is stopped to the other control unit when the at least one control unit stops the operation of the at least one control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuma Hasegawa, Toshihiro Takahashi, Yuji Fujita, Kenichi Abe, Yugo Nagashima, Yuuta Kajisawa, Takashi Koudai, Hiroaki Hanzawa, Atsushi Satou, Yosuke Yamashita, Shintaro Takayama, Tokuaki Hibino
  • Patent number: 11919581
    Abstract: A steering control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to perform end contact relaxation control for correcting a current command value such that a decrease of an end separation angle indicating a distance of an absolute steering angle from an end-position-corresponding angle is limited when the end separation angle is equal to or less than a predetermined angle and to perform partial release control for decreasing a correction value of the current command value due to execution of the end contact relaxation control based on a steering torque which is input to a steering system when a vehicle is intended to travel while turning at the time of execution of the end contact relaxation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Yamaguchi, Takahiro Toko, Nobuaki Kataoka, Shingo Nitta, Yukinobu Ezaki
  • Publication number: 20240072617
    Abstract: A motor control device controls a motor including winding groups of two systems. The motor control device includes a board and sensors provided on the board and configured to generate electric signals based on rotation of the motor. The board includes a first area and a second area defined across a boundary line. The first area and the second area include power circuit areas, control circuit areas, signal paths through which the electric signals are transmitted to the control circuit areas, and power paths through which electric power supplied from a power supply is transmitted to the power circuit areas, respectively. The signal paths are provided not to cross the power paths and the power circuit areas when viewed in an axial direction of the motor, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuto SATO
  • Publication number: 20240067257
    Abstract: A turning control device includes a first processor, a second processor, a third processor, and a fourth processor. The first processor calculates a torque command value based on a difference between a target pinion angle and a pinion angle. The second processor calculates a compensation value compensating resistance of a turning mechanism based on a difference between a target pinion angular velocity and a pinion angular velocity. The third processor limits a variation range of the torque command value based on a limit value of the torque command value and limits a variation range of the compensation value based on a limit value of the compensation value. The fourth processor calculates a turning torque command value by subtracting the compensation value from the torque command value. The third processor changes the limit values based on a traveling state of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya MIYAKE, Isao NAMIKAWA, Shunsuke YOSHIDA, Yoshio KUDO, Hidetsugu TOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20240060539
    Abstract: An inner joint member has, on an opening portion side of an outer joint member, a holding portion that has a bottomed concave shape into which a sleeve for supporting a boot covering the opening portion is press-fitted, and a relief portion that is provided on part of a convex outer spherical surface at the opening portion side, and that has a smaller diameter than an outer diameter of the convex outer spherical surface corresponding to a press-fitting range of the holding portion into which the sleeve is press-fitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaname ONODA, Koki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11904931
    Abstract: A steering system configured to steer a vehicle includes a rotary shaft to which an operation member is coupled; a moving unit configured to move the operation member between a normal position that is a position where the operation member is operated by a driver, and a storage area located ahead of the normal position; an external force detection unit configured to detect an external force externally applied to the operation member while the operation member is moving; a determination unit configured to determine whether a direction of the external force detected by the external force detection unit is the same as a moving direction of the operation member; and a control unit configured to control operation of the steering system based on a determination result from the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Watanabe, Yasuyuki Nozawa, Kei Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11897550
    Abstract: A steering control device configured to control a steering device includes a control unit. The control unit is configured to calculate a torque command value which is a target value of the motor torque based on execution of angle control for adjusting a convertible angle which is able to be converted to a rotation angle of the motor to a target angle; calculate the motor control signal based on the torque command value; and change a control gain which is used for the angle control based on a change of a factor influencing a behavior of a vehicle in response to steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Kodera, Toru Takashima, Shunsuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11897555
    Abstract: A steering control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to detect an absolute steering angle, to calculate a current command value, to control driving of a motor such that an actual current value which is supplied to the motor reaches the current command value, to store an end-position-corresponding angle which is correlated with the absolute steering angle, to perform end contact relaxation control for correcting the current command value such that a decrease of an end separation angle is regulated when the end separation angle is equal to or less than a predetermined angle, and to calculate the current command value such that an increase of the end separation angle is not regulated by the end contact relaxation control when the end separation angle is equal to or less than the predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Toko, Nobuaki Kataoka, Takafumi Yamaguchi, Yukinobu Ezaki
  • Patent number: 11897554
    Abstract: A turning control system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to perform: a steering operation amount calculating process of calculating a steering operation amount; an angle command value calculating process of calculating an angle command value; an angle operation amount calculating process of calculating an angle operation amount; an operation process of operating a drive circuit of an electric motor; an adjustment process of adjusting a magnitude of a value obtained by subtracting the angle operation amount which is reflected in the operation process from the angle operation amount; and a correction process of correcting a magnitude of an input when the angle command value is calculated in the angle command value calculating process to be less when the magnitude of the subtracted value is great than when the magnitude of the subtracted value is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terutaka Tamaizumi
  • Patent number: 11897552
    Abstract: The steering control system of a steer-by-wire vehicle includes a turning angle calculation unit for calculating a target turning angle based on a steering angle of a steering wheel, and a reaction torque calculation unit for calculating a target reaction torque based on a state of the vehicle. When an alert request is issued, the reaction torque calculation unit calculates a basic reaction torque based on the steering angle, calculates an alert reaction torque for notifying a vehicle state, and calculates the target reaction torque obtained by summing the basic reaction torque and the alert reaction torque. In a process of calculating the target turning angle from the steering angle, the turning angle calculation unit calculates the target turning angle by excluding a steering angle or a turning angle corresponding to the alert reaction torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Morino, Yoshio Kudo, Isao Namikawa, Takashi Kodera
  • Patent number: 11891137
    Abstract: A steer-by-wire steering system for a vehicle, including: an operating device including a steering operating member, a counterforce applying mechanism configured to apply, to the steering operating member, an operation counterforce by a counterforce motor, and an operating controller configured to control the operation counterforce; a steering device including a steering actuator configured to steer a wheel by a steering motor and a steering controller configured to control an amount of steering of the wheel by the steering actuator; and a communication line communicably connecting the operating controller and the steering controller, wherein the steering controller is configured to: determine a status code based on a status of the steering device; and transmit the status code to the operating controller via the communication line; and wherein the operating controller is configured to change a magnitude of the operation counterforce in accordance with the status code received by the operating controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Iida, Masaharu Yamashita, Kenji Shibata, Yuji Fujita, Takashi Kodera, Isao Namikawa, Satoshi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20240034406
    Abstract: A steering computing device for calculating state quantity of a steering apparatus includes a processor. The processor is configured to execute a steering angle variable acquisition process, an output shaft angle variable acquisition process, and a joint angle variable calculation process. The steering angle variable acquisition process is a process of acquiring a value of a steering angle variable. The output shaft angle variable acquisition process is a process of acquiring a value of an output shaft angle variable as a variable indicative of a rotation angle of an output shaft of the steering apparatus. The joint angle variable calculation process is a process of calculating a value of the joint angle variable. The joint angle variable is a variable defining an angle formed between an axial direction of an input shaft of the steering apparatus and an axial direction of the output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke TSUJII, Yufeng LIN, Hidenori ITAMOTO, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20240034394
    Abstract: A turning control device for controlling, as a controlled object, a turning apparatus including a steering wheel, an input shaft, an intermediate shaft, an output shaft, a first Cardan joint, a second Cardan joint, steered wheels, and an assist motor includes a control device. The control device configured to execute: a torque acquisition process of acquiring a detection value of a torque applied to a position closer to the steered wheels than the second Cardan joint; a steering angle variable acquisition process of acquiring a value of a steering angle variable indicative of a steering angle as an angle of the steering wheel; and an assist control process including a fluctuation torque control process of fluctuating the torque of the assist motor in accordance with the steering angle with the value of the steering angle variable being taken as an input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke TSUJII, Yufeng LIN, Hidenori ITAMOTO, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI