Patents by Inventor Gopinath Raja

Gopinath Raja 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: 11431552
    Abstract: An information handling system may include at least one processor; and a memory; wherein the information handling system is configured to manage a network that includes a first virtual link trunking (VLT) node, a second VLT node, and a plurality of devices that are communicatively coupled to the first VLT node via a first set of links and to the second VLT node via a second set of links, wherein the managing includes: detecting that the first VLT node has malfunctioned; detecting that the first VLT node has recovered; and after the first VLT node has recovered, preventing traffic over the first set of links until determining that all information needed to forward the traffic has been synced between the first VLT node and the second VLT node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ramesh Ganapathi, Charles C. Park, Gopinath Jayapal, Gokulnath Raja
  • Publication number: 20220233377
    Abstract: A small electric vehicle includes: a body with a forward, backward, and a width direction; left and right driving wheels in the width direction of the body; free wheels, apart from the driving wheels, in the forward and backward direction; left and right motors to respectively transmit power to the left and right driving wheels; left and right rotation speed sensors detecting rotation speeds of the respective motors; an operation unit with an operation element; and a control unit controlling the motors according to an operation on the operation element, the control unit calculates target rotation speeds of the motors, based on a target vehicle speed provided by an operation position of the operation element, and on a target vehicle angular velocity provided by the operation position of the operation element and by the actual speed of the vehicle, and control the left and right motors such that actual rotation speeds of the motors follow the respective target rotation speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gopinath RAJA
  • Publication number: 20220233376
    Abstract: A small electric vehicle includes: a vehicle body that has a forward and backward direction, and a width direction; left and right driving wheels provided apart in the width direction of the vehicle body; left and right motors connected so as to respectively transmit power to the left and right driving wheels; an operation unit that includes a joystick-type operation piece; and a control unit for controlling the left and right motors according to an amount of operation on the operation piece, wherein the control unit is configured to execute deceleration and stop control when the operation piece is returned to the neutral position during travel, and execute rapid stop control irrespective of an amount of operation in left and right directions when the operation piece is tilted backward during forward travel at a speed equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gopinath RAJA
  • Publication number: 20220233371
    Abstract: A small electric vehicle includes: left and right motors connected so as to respectively transmit power to left and right driving wheels; left and right rotation speed sensors; an inclination sensor; a joystick-type operation element; and a control unit, wherein it is configured to calculate target rotation speeds of the left and right motors, based on a target vehicle speed provided by an inclination angle in consideration of the pitch angle and the roll angle detected through the inclination sensor and by an operation position of the operation element, and on a target vehicle angular velocity provided by the inclination angle, by the operation position of the operation element and by the actual speed of the vehicle, and control the left and right motors such that actual rotation speeds of the left and right motors follow the respective target rotation speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gopinath RAJA
  • Publication number: 20220218555
    Abstract: The electric walking assisting vehicle includes a vehicle body; left and right driving wheels; left and right motors operable to individually transmit power to the left and right driving wheels; gripping parts provided in an upper portion of the vehicle body and can be gripped by a user in a standing and walking posture; an electromagnetic brake for locking the left and right driving wheels or the left and right motors; a forcible release for the electromagnetic brake; an inclination sensor detecting an inclination of the vehicle body; and a control unit controlling the left and right motors, and during stopping of the left and right motors, when the inclination detected by the inclination sensor is less than a predetermined threshold value, the forcible releasing means for the electromagnetic brake is enabled and when the inclination is the predetermined threshold value or more, the forcible releasing means is disabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gopinath RAJA
  • Publication number: 20220183920
    Abstract: The electric walking assisting vehicle includes: a vehicle body; left and right driving wheels; left and right motors which individually transmit power to the left and right driving wheels; universal wheels; gripping parts provided in an upper portion of the vehicle body and are gripped by a user in a standing and walking posture; a gripping sensor detecting that the gripping parts are gripped by the user; left and right rotation speed sensors individually detecting rotation speeds of the left and right driving wheels; and a control unit controlling the left and right motors. The control unit generates torque in the left and right motors in accordance with a torque map which defines relationship between the rotation speeds of the left and right driving wheels detected by the left and right rotation speed sensors and torque command values of the left and right motors in a state in which the gripping sensor is gripped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gopinath RAJA
  • Patent number: 11351860
    Abstract: An operating device of an electric vehicle enables an electric vehicle to be operated, the electric vehicle having: left and right driving wheels; and left and right driving motors respectively independently driving these left and right driving wheels. The operating device has: a joystick operable to move so as to issue a turning direction instruction of the vehicle; and a traveling instruction portion issuing a traveling instruction of the vehicle by operation different from movement operation of this joystick. The joystick has a grip operable to be gripped by an occupant of the vehicle. By making a difference between rotating speeds of the left and right driving motors based on a combination of the turning direction instruction of the joystick and the traveling instruction of the traveling instruction portion, a gentle turn or a pivotal brake turn of the vehicle is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 11344458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric vehicle. The electric vehicle includes: a mobile base capable of traveling by an electromotive drive; and a battery capable of supplying electric power used in the electromotive drive. The mobile base includes: a front base having a front wheel; and a rear base having a rear wheel, the front and rear bases are configured to be capable of moving relative to each other so as to be changeable between an expanded state in which a wheelbase is expanded, and a contracted state in which the wheelbase is more contracted than in the expanded state, the front base includes a receiving portion capable of receiving the battery, and the receiving portion has a front opening formed in a front-end portion of the front base or a rear opening formed in a rear-end portion of the front base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gopinath Raja
  • Patent number: 11267388
    Abstract: A mobile object according to the present invention includes: a moving base 1, 201, 301 which includes a front base 13, 213, 313 having front wheel 11 and a rear base 14, 214, 314 having rear wheel 12; and a seat 2, 302 which includes a seating part 21 having a seating surface 21a and leg part 22, 322 supporting the seating part 21. The front base 13, 213, 313 and the rear base 14, 214, 314 are movable relative to each other to expand and contract a wheel base H. The seating part 21 is movable backward and forward respectively by movement of the leg part 22, 322 in association with relative movement of the front base 13, 213, 313 and the rear base 14, 214, 314 for expansion and contraction of the wheel base H. Thus, the mobile object can be efficiently used in a folded state, and user-friendliness of the mobile object can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada, Atsushi Domeki
  • Patent number: 11247745
    Abstract: The electric vehicle includes a moving base in which a front base with front wheels and a rear base with rear wheels are coupled to be extendable in a front-rear direction of a vehicle, an upper frame in which upper ends of a right and left pair of frames provided upward from both right and left side portions of the rear base are coupled by an upper end frame extending in a vehicle width direction, a seat configured to be movable between a seating position and a folded position, a seat operating part operated by a user seated at the seat, a rear operating part operated by the user in a standing and walking attitude from behind the seat, a rear cover frame extending in the vehicle width direction, wherein an article accommodation portion is formed between the upper end frame and the rear cover frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Masayoshi Wada, Tomoya Sato, Gopinath Raja, Shunya Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11191683
    Abstract: The electric vehicle according to the present invention includes a moving base capable of traveling by electromotive drive, a seat including a seating part having a seating surface and disposed on the moving base, and a back plate used as a seat back corresponding to the seating surface and disposed on the moving base, the seat can move between a seating position with the seating surface facing upward, and a retracting position with the seating part retracted forward from the seating position, the back plate can be moved between a standing-up position located rearward and upward with respect to the seating part of the seat when at the seating position, and a lying-down position located forward of the standing-up position, and the back plate includes a baggage carrier formed on a back surface facing upward when at the lying-down position and allowing baggage to be placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 11173080
    Abstract: A mobile object is configured so as to be capable of moving front and rear bases 10,30 object to each other in order to make a wheel base provided between the front wheels 12 and the rear wheels 32 expandable and contractible. The front base 10 moves so as to be expand and contract the tread width between the front wheels 12 in association with the expansion and the contraction of the wheel base achieved. The seating part 41 is configured so as to turn forward in association with the relative movement of the front and rear bases 10,30 in order to contract the wheel base and the tread width. The seating part 41 is configured so as to turn backward in association with the relative movement of the front and rear bases 10,30 in order to expand the wheel base and the tread width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 11123243
    Abstract: A mobile object of the invention includes: a moving base including a front wheel and a rear wheel; a seat having a seating surface; and an armrest located outward of the seating surface in a width direction of the mobile object. The armrest includes: a supporting part supported on the moving base; a body part supported by the supporting part; and a grip protruding from the body part. The armrest is configured so as to be changeable between the position of use in which a user seated on the seating surface can hold the grip with the arm positioned upward of the armrest, and the lift-up position in which the grip is positioned upward of the position of use. The grip in the lift-up position is located outward in the width direction of the mobile object with respect to the grip in the position of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Wada, Gopinath Raja
  • Publication number: 20210155278
    Abstract: A walking aid vehicle (1) includes: an operation part (3) provided on an upper portion of a vehicle body for grasping by a user in a walking posture; a detector (30) for detecting an operation force applied to the operation part; and an inclination detector (20) for detecting inclination of the vehicle body. When an advance direction inclination detected by the detector is less than threshold, a normal control (100) generates a normal direction torque in the drive motor (40L, 40R) responsive to pushing the operation part (3) forward and generates a reverse direction torque in the drive motor responsive to pulling the operation part rearward, and when the advance direction inclination is equal to or greater than threshold and pushing operation force is detected, a shift to a pull control (110) is made which generates normal direction torque in the drive motor responsive to a pulling operation force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventor: Gopinath Raja
  • Patent number: 10987261
    Abstract: A mobile object according to the invention includes: a moving base including a front base and a rear base; a seat including a seating part and a leg part configured so as to support the seating part; and a frame disposed on the rear base, in which the leg part includes: the seating part attaching region to be attached to the seating part, the base attaching region to be attached to the front base so as to be pivotable, and a frame attaching region to be attached to the frame so as to be pivotable, the front and rear bases are movable relative to each other such that the moving base can change between the expanded state and the contracted state of the wheelbase, the pivotal movement of the leg part is interlocked with the relative movement between the front and rear bases, the frame is configured so as to cover the seating part attaching region and the frame attaching region from an outside of the mobile object in the width direction when the moving base is in the expanded state, and cover the base attaching r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada, Baku Matsuura, Shunya Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20210059879
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes: a mobile base capable of traveling by an electromotive drive; a seat including a seating portion having a sitting surface; and a battery capable of supplying electric power used in the electromotive drive. The seating portion of the seat includes a receiving portion capable of receiving the battery and arranged on a seat lower side with respect to the sitting surface. The mobile base is changeable between an expanded state in which a wheelbase is expanded and a contracted state in which the wheelbase is more contracted than in the expanded state. The seat is movable between a sitting position that the sitting surface faces a vehicle upper side in an expanded state of the mobile base, and a retracted position that the seating portion is retracted from the sitting position to a vehicle front side in a contracted state of the mobile base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada, Tomoya Sato
  • Publication number: 20210061396
    Abstract: The electric vehicle includes a moving base in which a front base with front wheels and a rear base with rear wheels are coupled to be extendable in a front-rear direction of a vehicle, an upper frame in which upper ends of a right and left pair of frames provided upward from both right and left side portions of the rear base are coupled by an upper end frame extending in a vehicle width direction, a seat configured to be movable between a seating position and a folded position, a seat operating part operated by a user seated at the seat, a rear operating part operated by the user in a standing and walking attitude from behind the seat, a rear cover frame extending in the vehicle width direction, wherein an article accommodation portion is formed between the upper end frame and the rear cover frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Wada, Tomoya Sato, Gopinath Raja, Shunya Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20210059891
    Abstract: There is provided a moving base which includes a front base with front wheels and a rear base with rear wheels, the front and rear base extendable in a front-rear direction of a vehicle; a seat movable between a seating position and a folded position; a motor which drives the front and/or rear wheel; a sensor which detects the seating position and the folded position; a display part for displaying information related to the seating position or the folded position detected by the sensor to a user; and a control unit which controls the motor in accordance with operation of an operating part, and which can execute control such that a driving operation of the motor by the operating part is disabled when the sensor does not detect the seating or folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada
  • Publication number: 20210059880
    Abstract: In an electric vehicle, a seat on a mobile base can move between a sitting position in which a sitting surface faces the vehicle upper side, and a retracted position in which a seating portion having the sitting surface is retracted from the sitting position to the vehicle front side, a back plate on the mobile base can move between a raised position on the vehicle rear side and the vehicle upper side with respect to the seating portion in the sitting position, and a laid down position on the vehicle front side with respect to the raised position, a cargo bed portion on the mobile base is positioned on the vehicle lower side with respect to the seating portion of the seat in the sitting position and is positioned on the vehicle rear side with respect to the seating portion of the seat in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada
  • Publication number: 20210059878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric vehicle. The electric vehicle includes: a mobile base capable of traveling by an electromotive drive; and a battery capable of supplying electric power used in the electromotive drive. The mobile base includes: a front base having a front wheel; and a rear base having a rear wheel, the front and rear bases are configured to be capable of moving relative to each other so as to be changeable between an expanded state in which a wheelbase is expanded, and a contracted state in which the wheelbase is more contracted than in the expanded state, the front base includes a receiving portion capable of receiving the battery, and the receiving portion has a front opening formed in a front-end portion of the front base or a rear opening formed in a rear-end portion of the front base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Gopinath Raja