Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Sanji

Hiroaki Sanji 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: 11027616
    Abstract: A vehicle driving device including: a rotary electric machine that is a driving force source of a first wheel and a second wheel; a speed reduction device that reduces a speed of a rotation of the rotary electric machine; and a differential gear device that distributes to the first wheel and the second wheel, a driving force that is transmitted from the rotary electric machine via the speed reduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Suyama, Hiroaki Sanji, Mitsuhiro Ichioka, Yuki Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11014455
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device that includes a rotating electrical machine that serves as a drive power source for a first wheel and a second wheel; a differential gear device that distributes drive power from the rotating electrical machine to the first wheel and the second wheel; a reduction device that includes a planetary gear mechanism with a sun gear, a carrier, and a ring gear; and a case that accommodates the rotating electrical machine, the differential gear device, and the reduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Suyama, Hiroaki Sanji, Mitsuhiro Ichioka, Yuki Kawaguchi, Koji Ota, Kazuyuki Sasaki, Isao Fujishima
  • Patent number: 11015683
    Abstract: A vehicle driving device including: a rotary electric machine that is a driving force source of a first wheel and a second wheel; a speed reduction device that reduces a speed of a rotation of the rotary electric machine; and a differential gear device that distributes to the first wheel and the second wheel, a driving force that is transmitted from the rotary electric machine via the speed reduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Suyama, Hiroaki Sanji, Mitsuhiro Ichioka
  • Publication number: 20210114467
    Abstract: A vehicle driving device including: a rotary electric machine that is a driving force source of a first wheel and a second wheel; a speed reduction device that reduces a speed of a rotation of the rotary electric machine; and a differential gear device that distributes to the first wheel and the second wheel, a driving force that is transmitted from the rotary electric machine via the speed reduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki SUYAMA, Hiroaki SANJI, Mitsuhiro ICHIOKA, Yuki KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210091629
    Abstract: When a case of a rotary electric machine has an inner case member that houses a stator and an outer case member that houses the inner case member, a vibration that is transmitted from stator to the outer case member via inner case member is suppressed. The inner case portion is provided with a first tubular portion and a first protruding portion that protrudes toward a radial inner side from the first tubular portion on an axial first side. The outer case portion is provided with a second tubular portion and a second protruding portion that protrudes toward the radial inner side from the second tubular portion on the axial first side with respect to the first protruding portion. A coolant flow path is formed between the first tubular portion and the second tubular portion, and the first protruding portion and the second protruding portion are fixed to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro IWASE, Masaomi ASANO, Daisuke YAMAOKA, Takeshi TORII, Hiroaki SANJI, Jun SUZUKI, Isao FUJISHIMA, Keisuke NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210070158
    Abstract: A vehicle driving device including: a rotary electric machine that is a driving force source of a first wheel and a second wheel; a speed reduction device that reduces a speed of a rotation of the rotary electric machine; and a differential gear device that distributes to the first wheel and the second wheel, a driving force that is transmitted from the rotary electric machine via the speed reduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki SUYAMA, Hiroaki SANJI, Mitsuhiro ICHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20210062893
    Abstract: A vehicle driving device including: a rotary electric machine that is a driving force source of a first wheel and a second wheel; a speed reduction device that reduces a speed of a rotation of the rotary electric machine; and a differential gear device that distributes to the first wheel and the second wheel, a driving force that is transmitted from the rotary electric machine via the speed reduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki SUYAMA, Hiroaki SANJI, Mitsuhiro ICHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20200282828
    Abstract: A vehicle driving apparatus including: a rotating electrical machine that acts as a source of driving force for a first wheel and a second wheel; a speed reduction device that reduces a speed of rotation of the rotating electrical machine; a differential gear device that distributes, to the first wheel and the second wheel, the driving force transmitted from the rotating electrical machine via the speed reduction device; a case that houses the rotating electrical machine, the speed reduction device, and the differential gear device; and an oil circulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki SUYAMA, Hiroaki SANJI, Mitsuhiro ICHIOKA, Yuki KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200215920
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device that includes a rotating electrical machine that serves as a drive power source for a first wheel and a second wheel; a differential gear device that distributes drive power from the rotating electrical machine to the first wheel and the second wheel; a reduction device that includes a planetary gear mechanism with a sun gear, a carrier, and a ring gear; and a case that accommodates the rotating electrical machine, the differential gear device, and the reduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki SUYAMA, Hiroaki SANJI, Mitsuhiro ICHIOKA, Yuki KAWAGUCHI, Koji OTA, Kazuyuki SASAKI, Isao FUJISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190017576
    Abstract: A center support (11c) having a sidewall part (111c) extending from an internal circumferential surface of a transmission case (11) toward a radial inner side of the transmission case (11); and a cylindrical part (112c) axially extending from an internal circumferential portion of the sidewall part (111c) is formed between a first drive gear (26) with a small diameter and a second drive gear (28) with a large diameter. The first drive gear (26) is turnably supported by a first bearing (31) on an internal circumferential surface of the cylindrical part (112c) of the center support (11c), and the second drive gear (28) is turnably supported by a second bearing (32) on an external circumferential surface of the cylindrical part (112c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobutada SUGIURA, Hiroaki SANJI, Shota OUE
  • Patent number: 9958056
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus including a transmission, a case that accommodates the transmission, a counter drive gear to which power from the transmission is transmitted, and a counter driven gear that meshes with the counter drive gear, the power transmission apparatus including: a brake that fixes any rotational element of the transmission to the case so as not to be rotatable; and supporting member that is fixed to the case via a fastening member and that supports the counter drive gear so as to be rotatable, wherein the supporting member is integrally molded with a cylindrical drum portion that functions as a brake drum of the brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Kentaro Kakuda, Kazuya Kawamura, Hiroaki Sanji, Akihito Hattori
  • Patent number: 9810313
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus including a transmission, a case that accommodates the transmission, a counter drive gear to which power from the transmission is transmitted, a counter driven gear that meshes with the counter drive gear, and a drive pinion gear that is disposed and spaced apart in an axial direction from the counter driven gear and that rotates together with the counter driven gear, the power transmission apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Ike, Nobutada Sugiura, Takeshi Torii, Hiroaki Sanji, Masayuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 9631706
    Abstract: An automatic transmission, wherein the reduced-speed rotation output portion and the first brake are disposed on one side, in the axial direction, of the planetary gear set; the output member is disposed on the other side, in the axial direction, of the planetary gear set; the first clutch, the second clutch, and the second brake are disposed on a side of the output member opposite to the planetary gear set in the axial direction; the first brake is disposed on an outer peripheral side of the reduced-speed rotation output portion; and the second brake is disposed on an outer peripheral side of the first clutch and the second clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kato, Nobutada Sugiura, Hiroaki Sanji, Shota Oue
  • Publication number: 20160305510
    Abstract: An automatic transmission, wherein the reduced-speed rotation output portion and the first brake are disposed on one side, in the axial direction, of the planetary gear set; the output member is disposed on the other side, in the axial direction, of the planetary gear set; the first clutch, the second clutch, and the second brake are disposed on a side of the output member opposite to the planetary gear set in the axial direction; the first brake is disposed on an outer peripheral side of the reduced-speed rotation output portion; and the second brake is disposed on an outer peripheral side of the first clutch and the second clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KATO, Nobutada SUGIURA, Hiroaki SANJI, Shota OUE
  • Patent number: 9429226
    Abstract: A carrier having short pinion gears and long pinion gears is made compact, and the mountability of the carrier on vehicles is improved. In a structure of the carrier, short pinion gear housing spaces are formed between thick-walled portions of a carrier body and a carrier cover, and long pinion gear housing spaces are formed between flange portions and the carrier cover. Bridge portions are provided on the radially outer side of the short pinion gear housing spaces, and fixed to the carrier cover. Openings are provided on the radially outer side of the long pinion gear housing spaces. Splines to be engaged with a friction member of a clutch are formed on the outer peripheral surfaces of the bridge portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Ike, Takeshi Torii, Hiroaki Sanji, Tsubasa Deguchi
  • Publication number: 20150369356
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus including a transmission, a case that accommodates the transmission, a counter drive gear to which power from the transmission is transmitted, a counter driven gear that meshes with the counter drive gear, and a drive pinion gear that is disposed and spaced apart in an axial direction from the counter driven gear and that rotates together with the counter driven gear, the power transmission apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu IKE, Nobutada SUGIURA, Takeshi TORII, Hiroaki SANJI, Masayuki UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20150362063
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus including a transmission, a case that accommodates the transmission, a counter drive gear to which power from the transmission is transmitted, and a counter driven gear that meshes with the counter drive gear, the power transmission apparatus including: a brake that fixes any rotational element of the transmission to the case so as not to be rotatable; and supporting member that is fixed to the case via a fastening member and that supports the counter drive gear so as to be rotatable, wherein the supporting member is integrally molded with a cylindrical drum portion that functions as a brake drum of the brake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi TORII, Kentaro KAKUDA, Kazuya KAWAMURA, Hiroaki SANJI, Akihito HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20150233466
    Abstract: A carrier having short pinion gears and long pinion gears is made compact, and the mountability of the carrier on vehicles is improved. In a structure of the carrier, short pinion gear housing spaces are formed between thick-walled portions of a carrier body and a carrier cover, and long pinion gear housing spaces are formed between flange portions and the carrier cover. Bridge portions are provided on the radially outer side of the short pinion gear housing spaces, and fixed to the carrier cover. Openings are provided on the radially outer side of the long pinion gear housing spaces. Splines to be engaged with a friction member of a clutch are formed on the outer peripheral surfaces of the bridge portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Ike, Takeshi Torii, Hiroaki Sanji, Tsubasa Deguchi
  • Patent number: 9106116
    Abstract: A rotor of a rotating electrical machine includes a rotor core which includes an annular core plate formed by coupling a plurality of arc shaped core plate pieces. Multiple core plates are stacked together. A circumferential position of a seam formed by coupling the core plate pieces is alternately displaced for every predetermined number of core plates in a stacking direction of the core plates. A bar-shaped member is inserted in a plurality of through holes formed in the respective core plate pieces and aligned in the stacking direction. Both side surfaces of the rotor core in the stacking direction are interposed between end plates, the end plates contact the core plates, and the end plates do not contact the bar-shaped member at least on a radially outside of the bar-shaped member, which is a side in a direction of a centrifugal force that acts on the bar-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Sanji
  • Patent number: 8970084
    Abstract: A stator core of a rotating electrical machine includes an annular first core plate including a plurality of first core plate pieces and an annular second core plate including a plurality of second core plate pieces. A predetermined number of the first and second core plates are alternately laminated such that stator fixing portions overlap with each other and such that positions of joints between the first core plate pieces of the first core plates differ from positions of joints between the second core plate pieces of the second core plates in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sanji, Yasuo Yamaguchi, Yuya Honda