Patents by Inventor Haruki SATOU

Haruki SATOU 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: 11007592
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes multiple aluminum heat transfer tubes through which a heat medium flows, and multiple aluminum connection pipes brazed to end portions of the heat transfer tubes. A heat equalizing member formed of a heat conductor is disposed to be in contact with at least two of the connection pipes and be capable of transferring heat therebetween. A method for producing the heat exchanger includes brazing the heat transfer tubes to the connection pipes in a state where the heat equalizing member is in contact with the at least two of the connection pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO AIRCOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takefumi Hosono, Akira Yanagida, Takeshi Iguchi, Haruki Shingo, Naoki Satou
  • Patent number: 10578069
    Abstract: In an information providing method and device for a vehicle, an engine of the vehicle is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The driver is notified of support information for satisfying the permission condition when the permission condition is not satisfied in the state in which the vehicle is stopped by the brake operation. A vehicle stop keeping control generates a braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stopped state even when the brake operation decreases. The notification of the support information is stopped when it is determined that the brake operation has been released and a notification continuation time has elapsed since the brake operation was released during a state in which the support information is being notified and the vehicle stop keeping control is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Okitsu, Hiromoto Shimizu, Haruki Satou, Tadafumi Noji, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10550817
    Abstract: When a permission condition which is set in advance is satisfied in a state in which a vehicle is stopped by an operation of a brake pedal by the driver, an engine mounted on the vehicle is automatically stopped; and when the engine is automatically stopped, while a vehicle stop maintaining control to generate a braking force capable of maintaining a stop state of the vehicle is operated even when a brake operation is reduced, there is started notification to the occupant of the vehicle about ignition information which indicates that a state of an ignition switch of the vehicle is on when a parking brake is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Okitsu, Hiromoto Shimizu, Haruki Satou
  • Patent number: 10451021
    Abstract: In an information providing method and device for a vehicle, an engine of the vehicle is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The driver is notified of support information for satisfying the permission condition when the permission condition is not satisfied in the state in which the vehicle is stopped by the brake operation. A vehicle stop keeping control generates a braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stopped state even when the brake operation decreases. The notification of the support information is stopped when it is determined that the driver does not wish to automatically stop the engine in a state in which the support information is being notified and the vehicle stop keeping control is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Okitsu, Hiromoto Shimizu, Haruki Satou, Tadafumi Noji, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20190309722
    Abstract: In an information providing method and device for a vehicle, an engine of the vehicle is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The driver is notified of support information for satisfying the permission condition when the permission condition is not satisfied in the state in which the vehicle is stopped by the brake operation. A vehicle stop keeping control generates a braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stopped state even when the brake operation decreases. The notification of the support information is stopped when it is determined that the brake operation has been released and a notification continuation time has elapsed since the brake operation was released during a state in which the support information is being notified and the vehicle stop keeping control is in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yuta OKITSU, Hiromoto SHIMIZU, Haruki SATOU, Tadafumi NOJI, Tetsuya SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 10252728
    Abstract: In an information providing method for a vehicle, an engine is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The permission condition is a brake operation amount of a brake having reached a predetermined brake operation amount. The driver is notified of support information prompting the driver to increase the brake operation amount when the permission condition is not satisfied after a predetermined time has elapsed since the vehicle was stopped. A braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stop state is generated by a vehicle stop keeping control. The driver is notified of the support information when the brake operation amount decreases before the predetermined time has elapsed in a state in which the vehicle has been stopped by the brake operation and the vehicle stop keeping control is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Okitsu, Hiromoto Shimizu, Haruki Satou, Tadafumi Noji, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20180312171
    Abstract: In an information providing method for a vehicle, an engine is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The permission condition is a brake operation amount of a brake having reached a predetermined brake operation amount. The driver is notified of support information prompting the driver to increase the brake operation amount when the permission condition is not satisfied after a predetermined time has elapsed since the vehicle was stopped. A braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stop state is generated by a vehicle stop keeping control. The driver is notified of the support information when the brake operation amount decreases before the predetermined time has elapsed in a state in which the vehicle has been stopped by the brake operation and the vehicle stop keeping control is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yuta OKITSU, Hiromoto SHIMIZU, Haruki SATOU, Tadafumi NOJI, Tetsuya SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20180306128
    Abstract: When a permission condition which is set in advance is satisfied in a state in which a vehicle is stopped by an operation of a brake pedal by the driver, an engine mounted on the vehicle is automatically stopped; and when the engine is automatically stopped, while a vehicle stop maintaining control to generate a braking force capable of maintaining a stop state of the vehicle is operated even when a brake operation is reduced, there is started notification to the occupant of the vehicle about ignition information which indicates that a state of an ignition switch of the vehicle is on when a parking brake is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta OKITSU, Hiromoto SHIMIZU, Haruki SATOU
  • Publication number: 20180298866
    Abstract: In an information providing method and device for a vehicle, an engine of the vehicle is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The driver is notified of support information for satisfying the permission condition when the permission condition is not satisfied in the state in which the vehicle is stopped by the brake operation. A vehicle stop keeping control generates a braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stopped state even when the brake operation decreases. The notification of the support information is stopped when it is determined that the driver does not wish to automatically stop the engine in a state in which the support information is being notified and the vehicle stop keeping control is in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Yuta OKITSU, Hiromoto SHIMIZU, Haruki SATOU, Tadafumi NOJI, Tetsuya SHINOHARA