Patents by Inventor Akihito Iwata

Akihito Iwata has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200195619
    Abstract: The on-vehicle communication device is an on-vehicle communication device to be mounted on a vehicle and is provided with: a storage unit configured to store a first encryption time that is a time required for encryption of data in another on-vehicle communication device, and a first decryption time that is a time required for decryption of data in the on-vehicle communication device itself; and a synchronization processing unit configured to perform synchronization processing of carrying out time synchronization of the on-vehicle communication device itself with the another on-vehicle communication device on the basis of the first encryption time and the first decryption time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200195471
    Abstract: An on-vehicle communication system is an on-vehicle communication system mounted on a vehicle, comprises: a plurality of on-vehicle devices including a first on-vehicle device and a second on-vehicle device; an acquisition unit that acquires error information concerning an error of data received by the first on-vehicle device from the second on-vehicle device; and a determination unit that performs determination processing of determining whether or not a communication route from the second on-vehicle device to the first on-vehicle device is to be switched to another communication route from the second on-vehicle device to the first on-vehicle device by way of another on-vehicle device based on the error information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200172028
    Abstract: This on-vehicle communication apparatus is configured to communicate with another on-vehicle communication apparatus by using one differential signal line, and includes: a high-band communication unit configured to generate a high-band signal including communication information and output the high-band signal to the differential signal line; and a low-band communication unit configured to generate a direct-current signal or a low-band signal and to output the direct-current signal or the low-band signal to the differential signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro KAWAUCHI, Akihito IWATA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200106704
    Abstract: A switch device for relaying data in an on-vehicle network, being equipped with a switch section and a processing section for performing the relay processing via the switch section, wherein, in the case that a plurality of frames to be subjected to the relay processing is present in the processing section, the processing section performs adjustment processing so that the output rates of the respective frames to the switch section in the case that the transmission source addresses of the respective frames are different are made smaller than the output rate in the case that the transmission source addresses of the respective frames are the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200059438
    Abstract: A communication control device used in an on-vehicle communication system including an out-of-vehicle communication device being one of a plurality of function units provided in a vehicle and being capable of communicating with an external device outside the vehicle, and a switching device being capable of relaying communication data from one of the function units to another one of the function units, comprises: an acquisition unit that acquires status information indicating a status of a queue for storing in the switching device at least communication data from the out-of-vehicle communication device; and a control unit that determines restriction of transmission of communication data from the external device to the out-of-vehicle communication device based on the status information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ogawa, Akihito Iwata, Hirofumi Urayama, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Publication number: 20200036554
    Abstract: A gateway that is mounted on a vehicle, includes: a communication unit that can communicate with an external device through other gateway capable of communicating with the external device outside the vehicle, wherein said other gateway includes a switch unit that executes relay processing of relaying communication data and a processing unit that controls the relay processing of the switch unit, wherein said communication unit can relay communication data received from said switch unit to a device inside said vehicle, said gateway further including: a control unit that determines abnormality in said other gateway and if it is determined that said abnormality occurs, controls relay processing of said other gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Akihiro OGAWA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190356608
    Abstract: This switch device is mounted on a vehicle, and comprises: a switch unit for relaying communication data communicated between a plurality of communication devices; a buffer for holding the communication data to be relayed; and a control unit for transmitting stop request to at least one communication device of the plurality of communication devices if communication data to be transmitted to a communication device in which abnormality has been detected is held in the buffer, the stop request which requests for stopping transmission of communication data to the switch device and for holding of communication data to be transmitted to the switch device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya TANAKA, Akihito IWATA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190319820
    Abstract: A switch device being equipped with an acquisition section for acquiring environmental information indicating the surrounding environment of a vehicle provided with a plurality of function sections; a switching section for performing relay processing for relaying communication data from at least one of the function sections to at least one of the other function sections; and a setting section for setting the priority level of the communication data in the relay processing on the basis of the environmental information acquired by the acquisition section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro OGAWA, Akihito IWATA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yashuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190229948
    Abstract: An on-vehicle communication system mounted on a vehicle comprises a first switching device, a second switching device and a third switching device each including a first communication port and a second communication port. The first communication port and the second communication port of the first switching device are respectively connected to the first communication port of the second switching device and the first communication port of the third switching device, and the second communication port of the second switching device and the second communication port of the third switching device are connected to each other. Each of the first switching device, the second switching device and the third switching device measures a reception signal quality for the first communication port of the device itself and a reception signal quality for the second communication port of the device itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Akihiro OGAWA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190222437
    Abstract: A switching device is a switching device mounted on a vehicle and includes a plurality of communication ports connectable to cables for Ethernet communication, a circuit operated by using power supplied via each of the communication ports, an acquisition unit that acquires a measurement result for noise of the power supplied via each of the communication ports, and a determination unit that performs determination processing for determining whether or not power to be supplied via a corresponding one of the communication ports is to be output to the circuit based on the measurement result for noise acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Akihiro OGAWA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Patent number: 10071714
    Abstract: A hydraulic unit and an electromagnetic unit are disposed such that a piston rod of the hydraulic unit and a solenoid shaft of the electromagnetic unit are orthogonal to each other. The electromagnetic unit is configured such that an end surface of an expanded diameter portion of a shaft portion of the solenoid shaft on the piston rod side is pressed against an attracting portion of a yoke by the elastic force of a spring when a parking unlocked state is established by a hydraulic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Iwata, Tadamasa Takei, Kenichi Naka
  • Patent number: 9771989
    Abstract: A hydraulic unit and an electromagnetic unit are disposed in directions that are orthogonal to each other. The electromagnetic unit is configured such that a solenoid shaft is held when a coil is energized, and such that movement of the solenoid shaft toward the right side in the drawing is allowed during movement of the piston rod when the coil is not energized. When a hydraulic pressure for a piston is reduced with the coil not energized in a parking unlocked state, switching is performed to a parking locked state with a piston rod moved downward in the drawing while moving the solenoid shaft rightward in the drawing through abutment between a roller of a pin of the piston rod and a distal end portion of the solenoid shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Iwata, Tadamasa Takei, Kenichi Naka
  • Patent number: 9702421
    Abstract: A hydraulic unit and an electromagnetic unit are disposed in directions that are orthogonal to each other. In addition, in a parking locked state, a roller of a pin of a piston rod and a lower abutment surface of a distal end portion of a solenoid shaft are in abutment with each other. Further, when a coil is not energized, the solenoid shaft is allowed to be moved rightward in the drawing through abutment between the pin of the piston rod and the distal end portion of the solenoid shaft during movement of the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Iwata, Tadamasa Takei, Kenichi Naka
  • Patent number: 9555777
    Abstract: A parking device for a vehicle has a parking rod which is movably driven from a position in which a parking gear is engaged to a position in which the engagement of the parking gear is released, a rotational lever which movably drives the parking rod, a drive device which rotationally drives the rotational lever, an elastic member which urges the rotational lever in a direction opposite from a direction in which the rotational lever is rotationally driven, and engagement device having an engaging portion in which the engaging portion is engaged with an engaged portion, in a position where the parking gear is engaged, which is provided at an end surface of the rotational lever which follows the radial direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Takei, Kenichi Naka, Akihito Iwata
  • Publication number: 20160123412
    Abstract: A hydraulic unit and an electromagnetic unit are disposed in directions that are orthogonal to each other. In addition, in a parking locked state, a roller of a pin of a piston rod and a lower abutment surface of a distal end portion of a solenoid shaft are in abutment with each other. Further, when a coil is not energized, the solenoid shaft is allowed to be moved rightward in the drawing through abutment between the pin of the piston rod and the distal end portion of the solenoid shaft during movement of the piston rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Tadamasa TAKEI, Kenichi NAKA
  • Publication number: 20160091037
    Abstract: A hydraulic unit and an electromagnetic unit are disposed in directions that are orthogonal to each other. The electromagnetic unit is configured such that a solenoid shaft is held when a coil is energized, and such that movement of the solenoid shaft toward the right side in the drawing is allowed during movement of the piston rod when the coil is not energized. When a hydraulic pressure for a piston is reduced with the coil not energized in a parking unlocked state, switching is performed to a parking locked state with a piston rod moved downward in the drawing while moving the solenoid shaft rightward in the drawing through abutment between a roller of a pin of the piston rod and a distal end portion of the solenoid shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Tadamasa TAKEI, Kenichi NAKA
  • Publication number: 20160082933
    Abstract: A hydraulic unit and an electromagnetic unit are disposed such that a piston rod of the hydraulic unit and a solenoid shaft of the electromagnetic unit are orthogonal to each other. The electromagnetic unit is configured such that an end surface of an expanded diameter portion of a shaft portion of the solenoid shaft on the piston rod side is pressed against an attracting portion of a yoke by the elastic force of a spring when a parking unlocked state is established by a hydraulic pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWATA, Tadamasa TAKEI, Kenichi NAKA
  • Publication number: 20160001751
    Abstract: A parking device for a vehicle has a parking rod which is movably driven from a position in which a parking gear is engaged to a position in which the engagement of the parking gear is released, a rotational lever which movably drives the parking rod, a drive device which rotationally drives the rotational lever, an elastic member which urges the rotational lever in a direction opposite from a direction in which the rotational lever is rotationally driven, and engagement device having an engaging portion in which the engaging portion is engaged with an engaged portion, in a position where the parking gear is engaged, which is provided at an end surface of the rotational lever which follows the radial direction of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa TAKEI, Kenichi NAKA, Akihito IWATA
  • Patent number: 8172711
    Abstract: A hydraulic control apparatus of an automatic transmission having engagement pressure solenoid valves configured to regulate an engagement pressure supplied to a hydraulic servo of a frictional engagement element and to output the engagement pressures from a predetermined number of the engagement pressure solenoid valves to establish respective transmission gear speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunori Ishikawa, Kazuyuki Noda, Akihito Iwata, Yuhei Yoshioka, Tatsuya Kawamura, Koichi Miyamoto, Hideo Tomomatsu
  • Publication number: 20100229969
    Abstract: A hydraulic control apparatus of an automatic transmission having engagement pressure solenoid valves configured to regulate an engagement pressure supplied to a hydraulic servo of a frictional engagement element and to output the engagement pressures from a predetermined number of the engagement pressure solenoid valves to establish respective transmission gear speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunori ISHIKAWA, Kazuyuki Noda, Akihito Iwata, Yuhei Yoshioka, Tatsuya Kawamura, Koichi Miyamoto, Hideo Tomomatsu