Patents Assigned to JTEKT Corporation
  • Publication number: 20210108681
    Abstract: A rolling bearing includes an inner ring, an outer ring, a plurality of balls, and a cage that holds the balls. The cage includes an annular portion and a plurality of cage bars. Each of the balls is received a pocket between each pair of cage bars that is adjacent in the circumferential direction. A portion of the pocket in a second axial direction opens with a dimension that is smaller than a diameter of the balls. The cage bar includes a flat surface that is continuous with an inner peripheral surface of the annular portion, and an inclined surface that extends away from the inner ring toward the second axial direction from the flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke KOJIMA, Katsuyuki HARADA, Naoki MASUDA, Hironori HIRAOKA
  • Publication number: 20210107615
    Abstract: A steering gear for a boat includes a steering mechanism that moves a rudder, and a driving source. The steering mechanism has: a housing that is fixed to a hull; an output shaft that is rotatably supported by the housing; a first conversion mechanism that is provided inside the housing and converts power from the driving source into rotation of the output shaft; and a second conversion mechanism that is provided outside the housing and converts rotation of the output shaft into motion of the rudder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki TAKEUCHI, Kyoji YOSHIMURA, Yasuharu YAMAMOTO, Tatsuhiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210111609
    Abstract: A motor device includes a motor, a first substrate, a second substrate, a first heat sink, and a second heat sink. The second substrate is placed to face the first substrate in the plate-thickness direction of the second substrate. A second element group provided on the second substrate has a heat generation amount larger than that of a first element group provided on the first substrate. The first heat sink is placed between the first substrate and the second substrate so as to promote heat dissipation from the first element group and the second element group. The second heat sink is placed on the opposite side of the second substrate from the first heat sink and is configured to promote heat dissipation from the second element group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuto SATO
  • Publication number: 20210111501
    Abstract: A substrate connecting structure includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a terminal through which electricity is supplied to the first substrate and the second substrate. The terminal has a first substrate connecting part that is connected to the first substrate from a side opposite from the second substrate, and a second substrate connecting part that is provided by splitting from the first substrate connecting part at an intermediate point in the terminal and connected to the second substrate by extending contactlessly through the first substrate from the side opposite from the second substrate toward the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato ODA, Yuto SATO
  • Publication number: 20210108706
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device includes: an input shaft that receives a driving force of a driving source and that is provided with a first gear; an intermediate shaft that is provided with a second gear meshing with the first gear and a third gear located next to the second gear in a direction of a rotation axis and that is disposed in such a manner that the intermediate shaft is allowed to move in the direction of the rotation axis; an output shaft that is provided with a fourth gear meshing with the third gear; a first gear pair including the first and second gears; and a second gear pair including the third and fourth gears. One of the first gear pair and the second gear pair includes a helical gear, and the other of the first gear pair and the second gear pair includes a double helical gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210111608
    Abstract: A control device includes a first substrate provided with a chip electronic component; a second substrate having a surface provided with electronic components including a tall component taller than the chip electronic component, the surface of the second substrate facing a surface of the first substrate that is provided with the chip electronic component; and a heat sink disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The heat sink includes a component receiving portion and a heat dissipation portion, the component receiving portion being configured to receive the tall component, the heat dissipation portion being configured to perform heat exchange between the first substrate and the second substrate, and the component receiving portion and the heat dissipation portion being provided so as not to overlap with each other as viewed in a facing direction in which the first substrate and the second substrate face each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki HAYASHI, Yuto SATO
  • Publication number: 20210108685
    Abstract: A drive force transfer device includes a multi-plate clutch that transfers a drive force using a friction force generated between a plurality of clutch plates; a housing that houses the multi-plate clutch; a piston that presses the multi-plate clutch using a hydraulic pressure of operating oil supplied to a hydraulic chamber provided in the housing; a hydraulic unit configured to supply the operating oil to the hydraulic chamber; and a control device configured to control the hydraulic unit, the control device being configured to correct a control amount for the hydraulic unit based on a result of a temperature estimation based on operation of the hydraulic unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koudai SAKAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210095665
    Abstract: A vane pump that includes a first communication passage that extends along an outer periphery of the cam ring and that guides a fluid that has not flowed into the first suction port from the first inflow passage to the second suction port; a second communication passage that extends along the outer periphery of the cam ring on an opposite side of the first communication passage with respect to the rotor and that guides a fluid that has not flowed into the second suction port from the second inflow passage to the first suction port; and a rectifying portion that guides the fluid from the second inflow passage so that the fluid flows into the second suction port along the outer periphery of the cam ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro TORII, Kazuki KOJIMA, Naohito YOSHIDA, Tsuyoshi EBIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210094608
    Abstract: A steering control device includes an electronic control unit configured to i) detect an absolute steering angle, ii) determine whether movement of a turning shaft to one of right and left sides has been limited, iii) acquire a limit position determination angle corresponding to the absolute steering angle detected when the electronic control unit determines that the movement of the turning shaft has been limited, and iv) set an end-position-corresponding angle based on the limit position determination angle, the end-position-corresponding angle being an angle indicating that the turning shaft is located at a right or left end position, and the end-position-corresponding angle being associated with the absolute steering angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro TOKO, Nobuaki KATAOKA, Takafumi YAMAGUCHI, Yukinobu EZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210094609
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro TOKO, Nobuaki KATAOKA, Takafumi YAMAGUCHI, Yukinobu EZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210094610
    Abstract: A steering control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit detects an absolute steering angle. The electronic control unit controls driving of a motor. The electronic control unit determines whether movement of a turning shaft to one of right and left sides has been limited by an end contact or execution of end contact relaxation control. The electronic control unit acquires a plurality of limit position determination angles corresponding to the absolute steering angle. The electronic control unit permits update of an end-position-corresponding angle. The electronic control unit updates the end-position-corresponding angle stored in the electronic control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi YAMAGUCHI, Takahiro TOKO, Nobuaki KATAOKA, Yukinobu EZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210095721
    Abstract: A rolling bearing includes: an inner ring; an outer ring; a plurality of rolling elements provided between an inner ring raceway and an outer ring raceway; and a cage that holds the rolling elements at intervals in a circumferential direction. The cage includes an annular portion provided in a first axial direction with respect to the rolling elements, and a plurality of cage bars provided to extend in a second axial direction from the annular portion. The annular portion includes a contact surface that makes sliding contact with a shoulder portion. The cage bars each include a first projecting portion and a second projecting portion. The second projecting portion covers a part of the inner ring raceway on a side of the shoulder portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke KOJIMA, Katsuyuki HARADA, Naoki MASUDA, Hironori HIRAOKA
  • Patent number: 10962061
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hub unit includes: preparing a hub unit intermediate including an inner shaft, an inner ring fixed to an axial end of the inner shaft, and an outer ring rotatably arranged with respect to the inner shaft and the inner ring; preparing a magnetic seal member including a seal member and an annular magnetic member having no magnetic pole; and arranging the magnetic seal member between the inner ring and the outer ring of the hub unit intermediate. The method further includes: forming splines extending along the axial direction by cutting the inner circumferential surface of the inner shaft of the hub unit intermediate in which the magnetic seal member has been arranged; and forming magnetic poles in a circumferential direction of the magnetic member of the hub unit intermediate in which the plurality of splines have been formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ohashi, Hiroshi Shime, Hiroyuki Orisaka
  • Patent number: 10962058
    Abstract: A columnar rotator support shaft supports a planet gear that is a rotator, and has a raceway surface formed on the outer peripheral surface of the rotator support shaft so that a plurality of rollers roll on the raceway surface. The rotator support shaft includes a hollow portion formed so as to be recessed in an axial direction from both axial end faces, a plug serving as a sealing member that seals at least one of openings of the hollow portion at both the end faces, an oil inlet passage through which lubricating oil is supplied into the hollow portion sealed with the plug, and an oil outlet passage through which the lubricating oil in the hollow portion is supplied to the raceway surface. The oil outlet passage passes through the rotator support shaft from the raceway surface to the sealed hollow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Tsurumi
  • Publication number: 20210086822
    Abstract: A turning device includes: a motor configured to generate a drive force for independently steering a steered wheel; a speed reducer connected to a rotary shaft body of the motor; and a brake configured to suppress transfer of torque between the motor and the speed reducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu FURUYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20210086821
    Abstract: A turning device includes: a motor configured to generate a drive force for independently steering a steered wheel; a speed reducer connected to a rotary shaft body of the motor; and an overload protection device configured to block transfer of torque between the motor and the speed reducer in the case where an overload occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu FURUYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20210077839
    Abstract: An assist device includes a first harness, a second harness, a belt body and an actuator. The first harness is configured to be fitted to at least one of a shoulder region and a breast region of a user. The second harness is configured to be fitted to left and right leg regions, respectively, or a waist region, of the user. The belt body provided so as to extend to the first harness and to the second harness along a back side of the user. The actuator is provided in the first harness or the second harness and configured to wind and unwind a part of the belt body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki ARAI, Hiromichi OHTA, Kazuyoshi OHTSUBO, Yoshitaka YOSHIMI
  • Publication number: 20210080521
    Abstract: A magnetic particle inspection device includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image obtained by attaching magnetic particles to a magnetized inspection object and capturing the image of the inspection object, and a binarized image obtained by binarizing a whole or a part of the image; a region specifying unit configured to specify a magnetic particle group region based on at least one of the image and the binarized image, the magnetic particle group region containing a magnetic particle group; and a detection unit configured to detect a flaw by processing luminance information and form information with artificial intelligence obtained by supervised learning, the luminance information being obtained by performing statistical processing on luminances of a plurality of minute regions in the specified magnetic particle group region, and the form information being information regarding a form of the magnetic particle group that is obtained from the binarized image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki ARAI
  • Publication number: 20210078162
    Abstract: An assist device includes a first harness, a second harness, a belt body, an actuator and a controller. The controller is configured to perform operation control of the actuator. The controller is configured to, upon operation of the actuator being started in a state in which the first harness and the second harness is fitted to the user, perform winding of the belt body with a first winding force, and is configured to, upon the winding of the belt body being completed, change the winding force of the actuator to a second winding force that is smaller than the first winding force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka YOSHIMI, Kazuyoshi OHTSUBO, Tomoki ARAI, Hiromichi OHTA
  • Publication number: 20210078626
    Abstract: A steering column device includes a cylindrical inner tube, and a cylindrical outer tube which is fixed to the inner tube by being externally fitted to slide in an axial direction of the inner tube and being elastically reduced in diameter, wherein the outer tube is configured to have a first slit and a second slit to be reduced in diameter. A stress alleviation portion is provided at the second slit. A contour shape of the stress alleviation portion is set to include an elliptic arc-shaped portion of which a direction of a major axis is a direction intersecting the second slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, FUJI KIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori SUGIURA, Kentaro KIKUIRI, Yuta KIGUCHI, Kota Higuchi