Patents Assigned to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20240120742
    Abstract: A charge/discharge control method for a charge/discharge element includes receiving a request value (Pfr) of a frequency adjustment capacity according to a system frequency (f) of an electric power system (10) based on a priority degree (?) and the request value (Pfr) being received, the priority degree indicating a degree at which charging or discharging of an own element (EV1) is prioritized over charging or discharging of another charge/discharge element (EV2, EV3, . . . ), correcting the output property to increase an upper limit value or a lower limit value of an output range as the priority degree (?) is higher, and performing charging or discharging with an output determined based on a deviation (?f) between the system frequency (f) measured at a connection end to the electric power system (10) and a reference frequency (fref) of the electric power system (10) and the output property after the correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Kenta SUZUKI, Keigo IKEZOE, Kensuke MURAI
  • Publication number: 20240116378
    Abstract: A charge-discharge control system according to an aspect of the present invention is a charge-discharge control system in which each of a plurality of charge-discharge elements autonomously controls charging-discharging, and the charge-discharge control system includes: an external control device that broadcasts a control signal to the charge-discharge elements that perform charging-discharging; and an authentication device that permits charging-discharging of each of the charge-discharge elements. The charge-discharge elements having received the control signal transmit, to the authentication device, a permission request signal for requesting permission for charging-discharging, which is based on the received control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Keigo IKEZOE, Kenta SUZUKI, Kensuke MURAI
  • Patent number: 11951846
    Abstract: In a structure of a disconnect plug of an electric vehicle, a plug bracket is raised from an inside of a battery unit to an inside of a bulge formed on a floor panel under rear seats for preventing a submarine motion of a passenger. In addition, a disconnect plug is detachably attached to a front face of a plug bracket, and an opening for accessing to the disconnect plug is formed on a front wall of the bulge. Further, a cover for covering the opening capable of being opened and closed is provided on a trim beneath a front face of a seat cushion of the rear seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Yoichi Yamamoto, Toshitsugu Hirose, Hiroaki Nabuchi, Kentaro Hatta, Koichi Hayashi, Miki Ito
  • Patent number: 11953084
    Abstract: A drive device protection structure has a rotary electric machine, a gearbox connected the rotary electric machine, an undercover disposed underneath the drive device and a protecting plate provided to the undercover. The rotary electric machine has a rotary electric machine housing that has a rotary electric machine flange. The gearbox has a gearbox housing that has a gearbox flange. The rotary electric machine flange and the gearbox flange are connected together. The rotary electric machine flange and the gearbox flange are formed such that a lower surface of the gearbox flange is positioned lower than a lower surface of the rotary electric machine flange. The protecting plate is formed of a material more rigid than a material of the undercover. The protecting plate is provided beneath connecting part between the rotary electric machine flange and the gearbox flange so as to face the connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehak Lee, Yuta Katsushima, Kenji Arai, Daisuke Asakura, Harunobu Abe, Kohei Yamada, Norihisa Tsujimura, Yasuaki Nakamura, Toshimitsu Kakizaki, Kazuhiro Maguchi, Kentarou Kurata
  • Patent number: 11951615
    Abstract: A driving force sensor detects a driving force in a rotating mechanism provided in an apparatus. A vibration sensor detects vibrations of the apparatus. A control unit determines a type of a malfunction of the apparatus in accordance with a combination of the detected driving force and the detected vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Toru Takagi, Kouichi Oomori
  • Patent number: 11951973
    Abstract: A drive system of an electric vehicle includes: an internal combustion engine; a generating motor provided so as to be able to generate electricity by receiving motive force from the internal combustion engine; and a travel motor provided so as to be able to be driven by electric power generated by the generating motor, and the drive system is configured so as to be able to switch a series hybrid mode and an engine direct connected mode, the series hybrid mode being a mode in which, while the internal combustion engine and the drive wheel are linked via a first clutch so as to be unlinkable/linkable, the travel motor and the drive wheel are linked via a second clutch different from the first clutch so as to be unlinkable/linkable, and the travel motor is used as a drive power source such that the electric vehicle travels by transmitting motive force from the travel motor to the drive wheel, the engine direct connected mode being a mode in which at least one of the internal combustion engine and the generator
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Kagaya, Masato Koga, Yuuki Nakajima, Katsunori Tanaka, Tetsuya Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20240110533
    Abstract: An engine malfunction determination system includes a vehicle engine, an engine sensor system, an engine control module and an electronic display device. The engine sensor system has at least one sensor configured to detect an operation condition of the vehicle engine. The engine control module is in electrical communication with the sensor system to receive a detection signal from the engine sensor system regarding the operation condition of the vehicle engine. The engine control module is programmed to determine an anomaly in the detection signal. The electronic display device is programmed to display an indication of engine malfunction when the engine control module determines that the anomaly in the detection signal exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Vikram KRISHNAMURTHY, Wenying LI, Yasuhiro TANAKA, Toru TAKAGI, Shota YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11945436
    Abstract: A vehicle speed/headway control function and a lane-keeping function are provided as driving assist functions to assist in a driving operation by a driver. A mode-switching controller is provided for switching between the modes. In the lane-keeping assist mode, it is assessed whether or not a traveling condition has been met that an actual vehicle speed of the host vehicle exceeds a speed limit of a roadway on which the host vehicle is traveling during lane-keeping travel in which “hands-off mode,” which allows the driver to remove their hands from the steering wheel, has been selected. The mode is switched from “hands-off mode” to “hands-on mode,” which has as a condition that the driver has their hands on the steering wheel, upon assessing that the traveling condition that the actual vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Shohei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11948372
    Abstract: A vehicle assist device includes a camera that captures the surroundings of a host vehicle at different times, and a controller that processes the plurality of images captured at different times by the camera. The controller extracts a stationary object region, which is a region corresponding to a stationary object, from each of a plurality of images captured at different times, aligns the plurality of images based on the movement amount of the stationary object in the image in the stationary object region, performs super-resolution processing using the plurality of aligned images to generate a super-resolution image that exceeds the resolution of the image captured by the camera, and recognizes a road structure based on the super-resolution image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Hyeongsung Cho, Hiroshi Satoh
  • Patent number: 11945281
    Abstract: A vehicle front arrangement structure includes high-voltage equipment, air conditioning equipment that includes an air-conditioner blower, and a high-voltage connector part. The high-voltage equipment and air conditioning equipment are arranged in front of a vehicle. The high-voltage connector part is provided at a vehicle rearward end portion of the high-voltage equipment to connect a high-voltage wire harness. The high-voltage connector part is arranged so as to be displaced in at least one of a vertical direction and a horizontal direction as viewed from the front of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Asakura, Alain Fouquiau
  • Patent number: 11938958
    Abstract: The present disclosure including determining that a state of a load on an occupant in a vehicle on the basis of at least one of a traveling state of the vehicle (100), an external environment state of the vehicle, and a state of the occupant in the vehicle, and executing a dialogue with the occupant by executing a dialogue program corresponding to the state of the load on the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehito Teraguchi, Hirofumi Inoue, Jo Nishiyama, Shota Okubo, Yu Shikoda
  • Patent number: 11938840
    Abstract: A control method includes acquiring the operation stop request of the fuel cell system, acquiring a next vehicle operation start timing, and calculating a first energy cost and a second energy cost at a predetermined timing after acquiring the operation stop request and the next vehicle operation start timing. The first energy cost is an energy cost required from the predetermined timing to completion of warming up of the fuel cell when a warm-up control is executed using the heater in accordance with the next vehicle operation start timing after the stop control is executed. The second energy cost is an energy cost required when an operation of the fuel cell is continued so as to maintain a temperature of the fuel cell at a warm-up temperature from the predetermined timing to the next vehicle operation start timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Eisuke Fukushima, Hiroshi Takeda, Hayato Chikugo
  • Patent number: 11938807
    Abstract: A device cools a power train of a vehicle including an electric machine with a wound rotor coupled to a speed reducer. The device includes: an oil cooling circuit for cooling the electric machine, the circuit include a heat exchanger connected to an oil tank and a water circuit that connects members of the power train through the radiator of the vehicle; a temperature adjuster of the oil flow supplied at the outlet of the exchanger to a distribution circuit projecting the oil to elements for heating the electric machine; a circuit for lubricating the reducer, the circuit including a sump, the bottom of the sump forming a reserve of oil for lubricating the reducer; and a bypass channel at the outlet of the exchanger, for conveying a portion of the temperature-adjusted oil in contact with the bottom of the sump in order to cool the oil reserve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: RENAULT s.a.s., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bassel Assaad, Julien Borie
  • Patent number: 11938951
    Abstract: A vehicle motion control method controls a motion state of a vehicle during a vehicle transient motion in which an acceleration in a lateral direction is generated in the vehicle. The vehicle motion control method includes: setting a corrected longitudinal acceleration for correcting a basic longitudinal acceleration determined in accordance with a required driving force for traveling of the vehicle; and determining a target longitudinal acceleration from the basic longitudinal acceleration and the corrected longitudinal acceleration, and operating a traveling actuator of the vehicle based on the target longitudinal acceleration. A direction and a magnitude of the corrected longitudinal acceleration are determined from a viewpoint of suppressing a change in a posture of an occupant of the vehicle in a roll direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Makita, Atsushi Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 11938965
    Abstract: Vehicle allocation system includes an information provision apparatus, a first apparatus: control apparatus, and a user's second apparatus: user terminal apparatus. Processor of the information provision apparatus calculates a first driving plan for a vehicle in response to request information. When a second driving plan different from the first driving plan is calculated based on detection information acquired from the vehicle, the processor determines the cause of a change in the driving plan on the basis of the detection information. The processor transmits cause information including the cause to the user terminal apparatus. The user terminal apparatus presents the cause information on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayasu Suzuki, Masahide Nakamura, Masaki Watanabe, Daisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 11939928
    Abstract: An EGR valve is provided in an EGR passage circulating a part of an exhaust gas of an exhaust pipe in an intake pipe as an EGR gas, the EGR valve adjusting an EGR gas amount flowing in the EGR passage when an engine is in an EGR region, a differential pressure device is provided in the intake pipe, the differential pressure device adjusting a differential pressure of the EGR valve, a control unit is provided to control the EGR valve and the differential pressure device, and the EGR control method includes switching whether to adjust the EGR gas amount using the EGR valve and the differential pressure device or to adjust the EGR gas amount using the EGR valve only on the basis of an exhaust gas pressure of an inlet portion of the EGR passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Takaki, Hirofumi Tsuchida, Takayuki Hamamoto
  • Publication number: 20240097467
    Abstract: The power reception control device is configured to: acquire information indicating differential power obtained by subtracting a current value of total transmission power transmitted to an entirety of a load group via a power supply base point, from a maximum value of the total transmission power transmittable to the entirety of the load group via the power supply base point; calculate element differential power of an own power receiving element by multiplying the differential power indicated by the acquired information by a priority of the own power receiving element, the priority indicating a degree to which power reception of the own power receiving element takes priority over power reception of another power receiving element; and control charging-discharging of the own power receiving element based on the element differential power and a charge-discharge schedule of a power system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Kensuke MURAI, Keigo IKEZOE, Kenta SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11935998
    Abstract: A battery device comprises a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery provided with an electric power generating element and a pressing member which presses the electric power generating element in the stacking direction. The electric power generating element comprises: a positive electrode with a positive electrode active material layer of a positive electrode active material on the surface of a positive electrode collector; a negative electrode with a negative electrode active material layer of a negative electrode active material on the surface of a negative electrode collector; and a separator which holds an electrolyte solution. This battery device satisfies (1) 0.1<(T1?T2)/T1×100<5, where T1 is the thickness of the thickest portion of the electric power generating element in the stacking direction, and T2 is the thickness of the thinnest portion of the of the electric power generating element in the stacking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takamasa Nakagawa, Takeshi Nakano, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yusuke Nakashima, Naofumi Shoji
  • Patent number: 11933234
    Abstract: An engine is provided with a turbo charger including a wastegate valve. A first setpoint of opening of the wastegate valve is set in accordance with a target boost pressure. While a difference between the target boost pressure and a real boost pressure is large, the opening is controlled to a second setpoint, wherein the second setpoint is smaller than the first setpoint. While the opening is controlled to the second setpoint, it is determined whether a condition for limitation is satisfied in which an intake air quantity is above an intake air quantity criterion and an engine rotation speed is above an engine rotation speed criterion. When the condition is satisfied, the opening is controlled in a direction to increase from the second setpoint. The engine rotation speed criterion decreases as the intake air quantity increases. The intake air quantity criterion decreases as the engine rotation speed increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kojima, Mitsuhiko Kubota, Daisuke Imai, Masashi Morikawa
  • Patent number: D1022271
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyusik Moon, Tadashi Katou, Junichi Fukui