Patents Examined by Kyle J Kingsland
  • Patent number: 11007996
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a motor, a clutch and a control unit. The motor is configured to apply torque to a power transmission path between an engine and a drive wheel. The clutch is disposed between the engine and the drive wheel. The control unit stops fuel injection of the engine when the engine is greater than or equal to a prescribed engine rotational speed during deceleration, and restarts the fuel injection after disengaging the clutch, and then stops the power running of the motor after resuming the fuel injection of the engine. The control unit drives the motor to carry out power running such that a deceleration of the vehicle becomes less than or equal to a prescribed value when fuel injection of the engine is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akifumi Koishi, Tomoyuki Koike, Atsushi Tezuka