Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki OOIWA

Hiroyuki OOIWA 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: 20210221379
    Abstract: There is provided a control device for vehicles which can improve quietness and fuel economy, while maintaining high responsiveness to acceleration of a vehicle. Therefore, the control device 100 for vehicles includes a gear ratio control unit 10 that controls a gear ratio of a vehicle V, and a determination unit 20 that determines whether or not there is an acceleration limit of the vehicle V. The gear ratio control unit 10 is configured to limit an increase in gear ratio Rt, when the determination unit 20 determines that there is an acceleration limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuaki SATO, Hiroyuki OOIWA, Hideki SEKIGUCHI, Hiroyuki SAKAMOTO, Shogo MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9802639
    Abstract: A steering apparatus includes: a pinion shaft coupled to a steering wheel and having a pinion; a rack shaft having a rack engaged with the pinion and a shaft back located on opposite side of the rack with an axial center of the rack shaft in between; a rack shaft housing that houses and slidably supports the rack shaft; and a rack shaft supporting mechanism having a pressure applying member that applies a pressure onto the shaft back toward the pinion. The shaft back includes a predetermined region provided across a midpoint of the rack which corresponds to a neutral position of the steering wheel. The predetermined region is a right-to-left steering wheel angle region having a height higher than a height of any other region of the shaft back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsukasaki, Masaru Kogure, Hiroyuki Ooiwa, Mitsuharu Minami
  • Patent number: 9475518
    Abstract: A steering device includes: a rack; a pinion; a pinion shaft having the pinion on an outer circumferential surface thereof; a rack shaft having the rack that engages with the pinion; a rack guide that is provided on a side of the rack shaft opposite from the pinion shaft and guides the rack shaft along an axis of the rack shaft; a biasing member that biases the rack guide against the rack shaft to press the rack against the pinion; a guide housing that accommodates the rack guide and the biasing member; and a buffer member provided between an outer circumferential surface of the rack guide and an inner circumferential surface of the guide housing. The buffer member has a cylindrical member and an elastic member. The elastic member is disposed on at least either one of an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidehisa Tomizawa, Toshi Ishida, Hiroyuki Ooiwa, Mitsuharu Minami
  • Publication number: 20160221599
    Abstract: A steering apparatus includes: a pinion shaft coupled to a steering wheel and having a pinion; a rack shaft having a rack engaged with the pinion and a shaft back located on opposite side of the rack with an axial center of the rack shaft in between; a rack shaft housing that houses and slidably supports the rack shaft; and a rack shaft supporting mechanism having a pressure applying member that applies a pressure onto the shaft back toward the pinion. The shaft back includes a predetermined region provided across a midpoint of the rack which corresponds to a neutral position of the steering wheel. The predetermined region is a right-to-left steering wheel angle region having a height higher than a height of any other region of the shaft back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Yuichiro TSUKASAKI, Masaru KOGURE, Hiroyuki OOIWA, Mitsuharu MINAMI
  • Publication number: 20150251686
    Abstract: A steering device includes: a rack; a pinion; a pinion shaft having the pinion on an outer circumferential surface thereof; a rack shaft having the rack that engages with the pinion; a rack guide that is provided on a side of the rack shaft opposite from the pinion shaft and guides the rack shaft along an axis of the rack shaft; a biasing member that biases the rack guide against the rack shaft to press the rack against the pinion; a guide housing that accommodates the rack guide and the biasing member; and a buffer member provided between an outer circumferential surface of the rack guide and an inner circumferential surface of the guide housing. The buffer member has a cylindrical member and an elastic member. The elastic member is disposed on at least either one of an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Hidehisa TOMIZAWA, Toshi ISHIDA, Hiroyuki OOIWA, Mitsuharu MINAMI