Patents by Inventor Daiki Suyama

Daiki Suyama 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).

  • Patent number: 9670838
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Publication number: 20170080793
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device, wherein the fluid coupling accommodating space is formed between the rotating electrical machine accommodating space and the speed change mechanism accommodating space in an axial direction of the speed change mechanism and is configured such that no oil is supplied to a region around the fluid coupling, the discharge oil passage has an introducing opening that opens to the second oil reservoir, and a lowest end of the introducing opening is located below a lowest end of the rotating electrical machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki SUYAMA, Katsuhiko HATTORI, Yukihiko IDESHIO
  • Patent number: 9481234
    Abstract: A vehicle driving system includes an engine, an electric motor, a clutch, a torque converter, a transmission, a front module, and a housing. The clutch is configured to selectively connect or interrupt a power transmission path between the engine and the electric motor. The front module includes the clutch and the electric motor. The housing has an accommodation space that accommodates the front module and an accommodation space that accommodates the torque converter. The housing is a single member. The engine, the electric motor, the clutch, the torque converter and the transmission are arranged in series with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiko Ideshio, Shinji Matsumoto, Daiki Suyama, Katsuhiko Hattori
  • Patent number: 9447864
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device having a rotating electrical machine, a speed change mechanism, and a case that accommodates the rotating electrical machine speed change mechanism. A first oil storage portion is provided so as to communicate with the speed change mechanism accommodating space. A hydraulic pump that supplies the oil in the first oil storage portion to the speed change mechanism and the rotating electrical machine. A second oil storage portion provided so as to communicate with the rotating electrical machine accommodating space. A discharge oil passage discharges the oil in the second oil storage portion to the first oil storage portion. The discharge oil passage includes a first opening that opens toward the first oil storage portion, and the first opening is provided so that its lower end is located above an oil level in the first oil storage portion during rotation of the hydraulic pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Masahiro Izuhara, Kensuke Wada, Yukihiko Ideshio, Yuji Inoue
  • Patent number: 9327590
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a front module, a drive wheel, a transmission, a case, an oil inlet, a return passage, and a bypass passage. The case has a first chamber accommodating the front module, and a second chamber accommodating the transmission. The second chamber includes an oil pan. The oil inlet is arranged inside the oil pan. The return passage communicates the first chamber with the second chamber. The return passage keeps a first oil level inside the first chamber higher than a second oil level inside the oil pan by applying flow resistance to oil. The bypass passage is arranged at a position higher than the first oil level when the hybrid vehicle is in a horizontal position and lower than the first oil level when the hybrid vehicle is leaning forward at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiko Ideshio, Shinji Matsumoto, Daiki Suyama, Katsuhiko Hattori, Yo Nishioka
  • Publication number: 20160052379
    Abstract: A power transmission system (10) for a hybrid vehicle, the power transmission system (10) includes a transmission (TM, 20), a clutch (18), a motor (MG), an engine (14), a first oil pump (44), a second oil pump (68), a first hydraulic circuit in which the first oil pump (44) is provided, and a second hydraulic circuit in which the second oil pump (68) is provided. The motor (MG) is connected to a driving wheel (26) through the transmission (TM, 20). The engine (14) is connected to the motor (MG) through the clutch (28). The first oil pump (44) supplies oil to the transmission (20). The second oil pump (68) supplies oil to the motor (MG) and the clutch (28). The second hydraulic circuit is independent from the first hydraulic circuit. Selected drawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO, Yousuke MICHIKOSHI, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA
  • Patent number: 9266419
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device in which a friction engagement device, a rotary electric machine, and a speed change device are provided on a power transfer path that connects between an input member drivably coupled to an internal combustion engine and an output member drivably coupled to wheels, the elements provided in this order from the input member side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Patent number: 9261017
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Patent number: 9175759
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device having a case that includes a support wall portion that extends in a radial direction of the rotary electric machine at a location between the rotary electric machine and the fluid coupling in the axial direction. A rotor member and the coupling input member are coupled so as to rotate in conjunction with each other to form a power transfer member. The vehicle drive device further includes a first bearing that supports the power transfer member from a second axial direction side so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion, the second axial direction side being an opposite side from the first axial direction side, and a second bearing that supports the power transfer member from the first axial direction side so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Yukihiko Ideshio, Yuji Inoue
  • Patent number: 9140312
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device configured with a source pressure generation section, a hydraulic servo for a clutch provided between an engine and a motor, a control solenoid valve that outputs a regulated source pressure to the hydraulic servo, and a switching section that switches a hydraulic passage, which extends between the source pressure generation section and the hydraulic servo to supply the engagement pressure, between a first and second state in which the hydraulic passage has a high conduit resistance compared to the first state at least until the clutch is engaged. The switching section switches the hydraulic passage into the second state during a failure in which the control solenoid valve is de-energized and the source pressure is directly supplied to the hydraulic servo as the engagement pressure, and switches the hydraulic passage into the first state during normal times when the failure does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kensuke Wada, Yuhei Yoshioka, Tetsuya Yamaguchi, Daiki Suyama, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio, Toshihiko Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20150258884
    Abstract: A vehicle driving system includes an engine, an electric motor, a clutch, a torque converter, a transmission, a front module, and a housing. The clutch is configured to selectively connect or interrupt a power transmission path between the engine and the electric motor. The front module includes the clutch and the electric motor. The housing has an accommodation space that accommodates the front module and an accommodation space that accommodates the torque converter. The housing is a single member. The engine, the electric motor, the clutch, the torque converter and the transmission are arranged in series with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yukihiko Ideshio, Shinji Matsumoto, Daiki Suyama, Katsuhiko Hattori
  • Publication number: 20150258885
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a front module, a drive wheel, a transmission, a case, an oil inlet, a return passage, and a bypass passage. The case has a first chamber accommodating the front module, and a second chamber accommodating the transmission. The second chamber includes an oil pan. The oil inlet is arranged inside the oil pan. The return passage communicates the first chamber with the second chamber. The return passage keeps a first oil level inside the first chamber higher than a second oil level inside the oil pan by applying flow resistance to oil. The bypass passage is arranged at a position higher than the first oil level when the hybrid vehicle is in a horizontal position and lower than the first oil level when the hybrid vehicle is leaning forward at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yukihiko Ideshio, Shinji Matsumoto, Daiki Suyama, Katsuhiko Hattori, Yo Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9068638
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device for a rotary electric machine. A case of the device includes a support wall portion that extends in a radial direction of the rotary electric machine at a location between the rotary electric machine and the fluid coupling in the axial direction. A first bearing and a second bearing that is separate from the first bearing are disposed at different positions in the radial direction from each other, the first bearing being configured to support the rotor member in the radial direction so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion, and the second bearing being configured to support the coupling input member in the radial direction so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Yukihiko Ideshio, Yuji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150027273
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device in which a friction engagement device, a rotary electric machine, and a speed change device are provided on a power transfer path that connects between an input member drivably coupled to an internal combustion engine and an output member drivably coupled to wheels, the elements provided in this order from the input member side. The disclosed combination achieves a variety of benefits, such as suppressing a steep rise in hydraulic pressure due to pressure discharged from a hydraulic control device, while maintaining a decreased size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Publication number: 20150000262
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device having a case that includes a support wall portion that extends in a radial direction of the rotary electric machine at a location between the rotary electric machine and the fluid coupling in the axial direction. A rotor member and the coupling input member are coupled so as to rotate in conjunction with each other to form a power transfer member. The vehicle drive device further includes a first bearing that supports the power transfer member from a second axial direction side so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion, the second axial direction side being an opposite side from the first axial direction side, and a second bearing that supports the power transfer member from the first axial direction side so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Yukihiko Ideshio, Yuji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140311425
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio IWASE, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA, Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO
  • Publication number: 20140305721
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio IWASE, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA, Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO
  • Publication number: 20140305389
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio IWASE, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA, Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO
  • Patent number: 8838366
    Abstract: A hybrid drive apparatus includes an input member that is drivingly connected to a rotary electric machine and drivingly connected via an input clutch to an internal combustion engine, an output member that is drivingly connected to the input member and transmits rotation of the input member to wheels, and a control device that controls the rotary electric machine. The control device is capable of performing valve opening/closing phase control that advances or retards opening/closing phases of valve elements provided in the internal combustion engine via a valve opening/closing phase adjusting mechanism and, with the internal combustion engine in a stopped state before starting a vehicle, advances the opening/closing phases of the valve elements to bring the opening/closing phases of the valve elements into an advanced phase state relative to predetermined reference phases, thus starting the vehicle with torque of the rotary electric machine in the advanced phase state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daiki Suyama, Toshihiko Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20140230423
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device for a rotary electric machine. A case of the device includes a support wall portion that extends in a radial direction of the rotary electric machine at a location between the rotary electric machine and the fluid coupling in the axial direction. A first bearing and a second bearing that is separate from the first bearing are disposed at different positions in the radial direction from each other, the first bearing being configured to support the rotor member in the radial direction so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion, and the second bearing being configured to support the coupling input member in the radial direction so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Yukihiko Ideshio, Yuji Inoue