Patents Assigned to JTEKT Corporation
  • Patent number: 11060931
    Abstract: A sensor device that can reduce an assembly error of a magnetic sensor with respect to holders is provided. Magnetic sensors are disposed between first magnetism collection portions and second magnetism collection portions with a first holder and a second holder assembled to each other. A circuit board recessed portion of the second holder is provided with positioning protrusions that extend toward the first holder. A circuit board, on which the magnetic sensors are mounted, is provided with through holes. The magnetic sensors are integrally assembled to the second holder in advance with the positioning protrusions inserted through the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Toyama
  • Patent number: 11059514
    Abstract: An input torque fundamental component computation circuit includes: a torque command value computation circuit that computes a torque command value corresponding to a target value for steering torque that is to be input by a driver for drive torque obtained by adding the steering torque to an input torque fundamental component; and a torque F/B control circuit that computes the input torque fundamental component through execution of torque feedback control for causing the steering torque to follow the torque command value. A target steering angle computation circuit computes a target steering angle on the basis of the input torque fundamental component. A steering-side control circuit computes target reaction force torque on the basis of execution of angle feedback control for causing a steering angle to follow a target steering angle. The torque command value computation circuit computes the torque command value in consideration of the grip state amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Kodera
  • Patent number: 11059115
    Abstract: A gear machining apparatus creates a gear on a workpiece W by moving a gear cutting tool relatively with respect to the workpiece along the direction of the rotation axis of the workpiece W while synchronously rotating the gear cutting tool and the workpiece. One of a workpiece rotation speed controlling portion and a tool rotation speed controlling portion varies the rotation speed of one of the workpiece and the gear cutting tool and the other one of the workpiece rotation speed controlling portion and the tool rotation speed controlling portion synchronizes the rotation speed of the other one of the workpiece and the gear cutting tool with one of the rotation speed of the workpiece and the gear cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daichi Kanda, Takaaki Hashimoto, Yuji Sasaki, Yoshihiko Yamada, Hisashi Otani, Yoshitaro Ohsaki
  • Patent number: 11060594
    Abstract: A driving force distribution apparatus includes an orthogonal gear pair constituted by a pinion gear shaft and a ring gear member, a casing that houses the orthogonal gear pair, an intermediate rotational member coaxially rotatable relative to the ring gear member, a clutch member configured to couple the ring gear member and the intermediate rotational member to each other, and first and second driving force adjustment mechanisms configured to adjust a driving force to be transmitted from the intermediate rotational member to first and second output rotational members. The ring gear member has a ring gear portion and a tubular portion. At two positions between which the ring gear portion is interposed in an axial direction, the tubular portion) is rotatably supported by a pair of bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyuki Fujii
  • Publication number: 20210206373
    Abstract: A vehicle control device mounted on a four-wheel drive vehicle including a driving force transmission system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit calculates a command torque based on vehicle information. The electronic control unit estimates a temperature of a heat generating location in the driving force transmission system based on the command torque. The electronic control unit estimates the temperature of the heat generating location based on an estimated value of a driving force input to an input rotating member, when it is not possible for the driving force corresponding to the command torque to be transmitted to auxiliary drive wheels due to a magnitude of the driving force generated by a drive source or occurrence of a wheel slip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru SOBUE, Go NAGAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11054485
    Abstract: A power supply monitoring apparatus includes dual supply path controllers. The controllers continuously test the power supply and the supply paths by alternating power states and monitoring the response from the supply path. If an interruption in normal operation is sensed in one supply path, information regarding the abnormality can be sent to the other controller, thereby allowing for continued operation and monitoring despite the failure of a supply path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventor: Takanori Ito
  • Publication number: 20210199157
    Abstract: A bearing support structure wherein a shaft member that rotates about a central axis is rotatably supported by a rolling bearing split into two portions in a peripheral direction, wherein the shaft member has a fitting portion into which the rolling bearing is externally fitted, the fitting portion has a non-round shape in a direction orthogonal to the central axis, and the rolling bearing includes an inner ring that is split into two portions in a peripheral direction and is externally fitted to the fitting portion and has an inner raceway surface on an outer periphery, an outer ring that is split into two portions in a peripheral direction and is fixed radially outward of the inner ring, and that has an outer raceway surface coaxial with the inner raceway surface on an inner periphery, and a plurality of rolling elements rotatably disposed between the inner and outer raceway surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kensuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210197889
    Abstract: A steering control device includes an electronic control unit that stores an end position corresponding angle. The electronic control unit is configured to execute end strike relaxation control, to execute partial release control in a case where turning of a vehicle is attempted during execution of the end strike relaxation control, to make a non-following determination and acquire a release-time restriction position determination angle that corresponds to the absolute steering angle detected at a time when the electronic control unit determines that the movement of the steered shaft is restricted, and to permit update of the end position corresponding angle based on the release-time restriction position determination angle, and update the end position corresponding angle in a case where the update of the end position corresponding angle is permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi YAMAGUCHI, Takahiro TOKO, Nobuaki KATAOKA, Yukinobu EZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210197885
    Abstract: A steering device includes: a rack shaft; a rack housing; a pinion shaft that meshes with the rack shaft; a speed reducer having a worm wheel that is coupled to the pinion shaft and a worm shaft that meshes with the worm wheel; a speed reducer housing; a motor that drives the worm shaft; a plate-shaped cover that seals an opening of the speed reducer housing; and a breather valve that is mounted on the cover in a state of penetrating through the cover. An inner surface of the cover that faces the worm wheel has an entry restricting part that restricts entry of a lubricant into the breather valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akifumi AMANO
  • Patent number: 11047459
    Abstract: A ball screw device includes a screw shaft; a nut having a second helical groove; and a plurality of balls. When the screw shaft is rotated about an axis of the screw shaft while being subjected to the external force, the balls are displaced from positions under no load condition toward one side in an axial direction. A second helical groove of the nut includes a stopping member configured to prevent the balls from falling off from the second helical groove. A plurality of coil springs are arranged in series along the second helical groove. An angle in a circumferential direction occupied by each of the coil springs about the axis is 180 degrees or less when the coil springs are disposed in the second helical groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Tashiro, Hirofumi Dodoro
  • Patent number: 11050325
    Abstract: Provided is a motor apparatus in which an increase in its size in a radial direction of a rotation shaft of a motor can be suppressed while securing redundancy of control of driving of the motor. A motor apparatus includes a motor having a rotation shaft, a first control circuit board where a first power circuit and a first control circuit are mounted, and a second control circuit board where a second power circuit and a second control circuit are mounted. The control circuit boards are arranged with an overlapping portion when viewed along an axial direction on an extension line of an axis of the rotation shaft. The overlapping portion intersects the extension line of the rotation shaft of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuto Sato
  • Patent number: 11045920
    Abstract: A machining apparatus machines an end face of a tapered roller with a grinding wheel. The machining apparatus includes a support mechanism configured to support the tapered roller, a wheel unit on which the grinding wheel is mounted, and a base configured to support the wheel unit so that the wheel unit is swivelable about a center line in a vertical direction. A machining point where the grinding wheel is brought into contact with the end face of the tapered roller supported by the support mechanism is located on an extension of the center line serving as a swivel center of the wheel unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Okubo, Atsushi Kuno, Kenichiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 11046358
    Abstract: An estimated axial force computation circuit of a control device has an axial force computation circuit that computes an axial force that acts on a steered shaft on the basis of a current value of a steering motor. The estimated axial force computation circuit has a friction compensation circuit, an efficiency compensation circuit, and a gradient compensation circuit as static characteristic computation circuits that compensate for an effect of the static characteristics of a steering mechanism on the axial force computed. The estimated axial force computation circuit has a filter as a dynamic characteristic computation circuit that compensates for an effect of the dynamic characteristics of the steering mechanism. The filter removes, from the axial force, an effect of the viscosity and the inertia of the steering motor. The axial force after compensation is used to control a reaction force motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kodera, Masayuki Kita
  • Patent number: 11049634
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator includes an electromagnetic coil, a yoke serving as a magnetic path of a magnetic flux of the electromagnetic coil, an armature configured to move in an axial direction while being attracted by the yoke by energization of the electromagnetic coil, and a housing that houses the armature. The armature and the housing are coupled to each other by an engagement structure in which protrusions provided on one of the members engage with engagement grooves formed in the other one of the members. At least a part of the engagement groove is inclined with respect to the axial direction. When the armature moves while being attracted by the yoke, the protrusions of the armature slide along the engagement grooves of the housing, and the armature turns relative to the housing along the inclination of the engagement grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Tsuzuki, Hiroshi Takuno
  • Patent number: 11046352
    Abstract: A steering column includes: a cylindrical member that holds a steering shaft in such a manner as to allow extension and contraction of the steering shaft; a holding member that holds the cylindrical member; a fixture member that is fixed to a vehicle body; a coupling member that couples the fixture member and the holding member; and an energy absorbing member that is partially fixed to the holding member. The coupling member uncouples the fixture member and the holding member when the holding member moves forward for a specified distance in an axial direction. The fixture member has an engaging section arranged at a position where the engaging section is engaged with an engaged section of the energy absorbing member when the holding member moves forward for the specified distance or longer in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, FUJI KIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Miyai, Osamu Fujimura, Yota Uesaka, Yasuhiro Tanioka, Akio Osuka, Takuya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210179163
    Abstract: A telescopic shaft includes an internal shaft having an external toothing on an outer peripheral surface, an external shaft having an internal toothing on an inner peripheral surface, and a sliding member arranged between the external toothing and the internal toothing and fixed to one of the external toothing and the internal toothing. The sliding member is slidable in an axial direction relative to the other one of the external toothing and the internal toothing. The sliding member includes a wall at an end between the sliding member and the other one of the external toothing and the internal toothing. The wall protrudes toward the other one of the external toothing and the internal toothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyasu TOMIMATSU
  • Patent number: 11033953
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing an outer ring of a constant velocity joint including an outer ring, an inner rotational member, a torque-transmitting rolling element, and a defining member. The outer ring includes: a first inner peripheral surface to which the defining member is attached; a second inner peripheral surface; and protrusions protruding radially inward of the first inner surface and the second inner peripheral surface so as to restrict axial movement of the inner rotational member and the rolling element. The manufacturing method includes: a plastic working step involving providing a base member; and a bottom removing step involving partially removing a bottom of the base member so as to form a through hole. The plastic working step further involves providing the second inner peripheral surface. The bottom removing step further involves providing the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isashi Kashiwagi, Takashi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 11033974
    Abstract: A gear machining apparatus and a gear machining method are provided. The gear machining apparatus performs cutting work for a workpiece and generates a gear by performing a feed operation of a gear cutter relative to the workpiece along a direction of an axis of the workpiece while synchronously rotating the gear cutter and the workpiece in a state in which an axis of the gear cutter is inclined with respect to a line parallel to the axis of the workpiece. The gear machining apparatus sets a correction angle to a first angle when cutting work for a second tooth flank is started after cutting work for a first tooth flank is finished, and moves the gear cutter from a first finish position to a second start position while rotating the workpiece and the gear cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nakano, Hisashi Otani, Shuntaro Takasu
  • Publication number: 20210172890
    Abstract: A fatigue estimating method of estimating a degree of fatigue of a metallic material includes: estimating a fatigue portion in which fatigue appears in a section of the metallic material, obtaining a crystal grain size of each of a plurality of crystal grains in a measurement area set in the fatigue portion, based on crystal misorientation in the measurement area, obtaining a fatigue portion existence rate indicating an existence proportion of particular crystal grains of which the crystal grain size is within a predetermined numeral range, in the measurement area, and obtaining an estimated degree of fatigue of the metallic material, based on at least one of the fatigue portion existence rate, and a change rate of the fatigue portion existence rate before and after fatigue of the metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yousuke NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20210172477
    Abstract: A cage includes: a first holding portion in which a plurality of radial rollers is held; a second holding portion in which a plurality of thrust rollers is held; and a connecting portion via which the first holding portion is connected to the second holding portion. The first holding portion, the second holding portion, and the connecting portion are molded integrally by a resin member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kotaro YAMASHITA