Patents by Inventor Kazuya Okumura

Kazuya Okumura 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: 20200247244
    Abstract: A control device of an electric vehicle includes: a target rotation speed calculation unit that calculates a target rotation speed of a drive wheel based on a vehicle body speed; and a slip control unit that detects a slip of the drive wheel when a wheel speed exceeds the target rotation speed of the drive wheel and that controls motor torque of the motor in such a manner that the wheel speed becomes an appropriate rotation speed in detection of the slip. Further, the slip control unit controls the motor torque by feedback control according to a difference between the rotation speed of the motor and the target rotation speed of the drive wheel in detection of the slip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naruto YAMANE, Kazuya OKUMURA, Hideki KUBONOYA, Fumiki TANAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10344212
    Abstract: One aspect is contemplated for providing a device having a liquid crystal material exhibiting a dielectric constant of 1000 or more at a temperature at which a specific liquid crystal phase is developed, and a unit configured to apply voltage to the liquid crystal material at the temperature at which the specific liquid crystal phase is developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Yasushi Okumura, Hiroki Higuchi, Hiroya Nishikawa, Kazuya Shiroshita, Shinichi Yamamoto, Koki Sago, Yasuhiro Haseba
  • Patent number: 9868439
    Abstract: A vehicle control system is provided to execute a turning performance improving control for stabilizing vehicle behavior by controlling drive force during turning. The vehicle control system is provided with: a steering detecting means that detects a steering operation of a driver; a drive force limiting means that restricts the drive force during execution of a turning performance improving control; and a restriction relaxing means that temporarily changes the drive force in a direction of changing the drive force by the turning performance improving control, if the steering operation of the driver detected by the steering detecting means while restricting the drive force by the drive force limiting means is carried out to increase a steering angle during execution of the turning performance improving control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Matsunaga, Kazuya Okumura
  • Patent number: 9592825
    Abstract: A vehicle control system is provided with a first driving force control means that controls a turning performance of a vehicle by controlling a driving force delivered from a prime mover to driving wheels so as to adjust the turning condition of the vehicle to an intended turning condition. The first driving force control means is configured to calculate a correction amount of the driving force required to adjust an actual turning condition of the vehicle to the intended turning condition, and to restrict the correction amount to zero or smaller so as not to increase the driving force if the correction amount is positive value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Okumura, Hayato Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20150329109
    Abstract: A vehicle control system is provided with a first driving force control means that controls a turning performance of a vehicle by controlling a driving force delivered from a prime mover to driving wheels so as to adjust the turning condition of the vehicle to an intended turning condition. The first driving force control means is configured to calculate a correction amount of the driving force required to adjust an actual turning condition of the vehicle to the intended turning condition, and to restrict the correction amount to zero or smaller so as not to increase the driving force if the correction amount is positive value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuya OKUMURA, Hayato YOSHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9180880
    Abstract: A driving force control system for a vehicle, which is configured to control a driving force of a vehicle by calculating an actual value of a stability factor of a running vehicle based on a detection value of a predetermined sensor, and adjusting the calculated actual value of the stability factor toward a target value of the stability factor determined depending on a travelling condition of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Okumura, Souichirou Shimura
  • Publication number: 20150246675
    Abstract: A vehicle control system is provided to execute a turning performance improving control for stabilizing vehicle behavior by controlling drive force during turning. The vehicle control system is provided with: a steering detecting means that detects a steering operation of a driver; a drive force limiting means that restricts the drive force during execution of a turning performance improving control; and a restriction relaxing means that temporarily changes the drive force in a direction of changing the drive force by the turning performance improving control, if the steering operation of the driver detected by the steering detecting means while restricting the drive force by the drive force limiting means is carried out to increase a steering angle during execution of the turning performance improving control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Matsunaga, Kazuya Okumura
  • Patent number: 8783390
    Abstract: A vehicle drive apparatus independently controls drive forces for a front-right drive wheel, a front-left drive wheel, a rear-right drive wheel, and a rear-left drive wheel using a front-right electric motor, a front-left electric motor, a rear-right electric motor, and a rear-left electric motor, respectively. The drive forces for the drive wheels of a vehicle incorporating the vehicle drive apparatus are determined based on the target moments in the yaw and roll directions of the vehicle, the total drive for the drive wheels, and the drive reaction forces at the drive wheels. Thus, the performance desired by the driver can be achieved, and the drivability therefore improves accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Akihiro Hosokawa, Yousuke Suzuki, Michitaka Tsuchida, Kazuya Okumura, Tadahiro Oshiumi, Kensuke Yoshizue, Koji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8714663
    Abstract: A target braking-driving force Fvn and a target yaw moment Mvn of the entire vehicle are calculated, and when the target braking-driving force Fvn and the target yaw moment Mvn cannot be achieved by the braking-driving forces of the front wheels, a target braking-driving force Fvft and a target yaw moment Mvft of the front wheels are adjusted such that the magnitudes of the braking-driving force and yaw moment of the vehicle produced by the braking-driving forces of the front wheels become the maximum at a ratio between Fvn and Mvn. A target braking-driving force Fvrt and a target yaw moment Mvrt of the rear wheels are calculated on the basis of Fvn, Mvn, Fvft, and Mvft, and similar adjustment is performed for them when necessarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Yasuhiro Oshiumi, Michitaka Tsuchida, Kazuya Okumura, Kensuke Yoshizue, Akihiro Hosokawa, Koji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8676464
    Abstract: A vehicle control system configured to stabilize a behavior of a vehicle during turning by correcting a driving force or a braking force. The vehicle control system comprises a lateral acceleration detecting means detecting longitudinal acceleration acting in an axle direction of the vehicle Ve (step S102); and a driving/braking force correcting means determining a changing amount Fctrl and a changing rate DFctrl of the correction based on the lateral acceleration Gy in case the running vehicle Ve is turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Soichiro Shimura, Hitoshi Matsunaga, Kazuya Okumura
  • Patent number: 8655563
    Abstract: In a braking/driving force control apparatus, a vehicle target braking/driving force and a vehicle target yaw moment through the control of braking/driving forces of wheels are calculated, and when the target braking/driving force and the target yaw moment cannot be achieved through the control of the braking/driving forces of the wheels, the vehicle target braking/driving force after the modification and the vehicle target yaw moment after the modification are calculated such that, within the range where the ratio of the vehicle target braking/driving force after the modification and the vehicle target yaw moment after the modification coincides with the ratio of the target braking/driving force and the target yaw moment, the vehicle braking/driving force and the vehicle yaw moment by the target braking/driving forces of the wheels take the greatest values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Kazuya Okumura, Michitaka Tsuchida, Yoshio Uragami, Kensuke Yoshizue, Satoshi Ando, Koji Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20140019007
    Abstract: A driving force control system for a vehicle, which is configured to control a driving force of a vehicle by calculating an actual value of a stability factor of a running vehicle based on a detection value of a predetermined sensor, and adjusting the calculated actual value of the stability factor toward a target value of the stability factor determined depending on a travelling condition of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Okumura, Souichirou Shimura
  • Publication number: 20120316744
    Abstract: A vehicle control system configured to stabilize a behavior of a vehicle during turning by correcting a driving force or a braking force. The vehicle control system comprises a lateral acceleration detecting means detecting longitudinal acceleration acting in an axle direction of the vehicle Ve (step S102); and a driving/braking force correcting means determining a changing amount Fctrl and a changing rate DFctrl of the correction based on the lateral acceleration Gy in case the running vehicle Ve is turned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Soichiro Shimura, Hitoshi Matsunaga, Kazuya Okumura
  • Patent number: 8180541
    Abstract: In a braking/driving force control apparatus, a vehicle target braking/driving force and a vehicle target yaw moment through the control of braking/driving forces of wheels are calculated, and when the target braking/driving force and the target yaw moment cannot be achieved through the control of the braking/driving forces of the wheels, it is determined which one of the braking/driving force and the yaw moment should take priority on the basis of the target braking/driving force and the target yaw moment. When it is determined that the braking/driving force should take priority, the braking/driving forces of the wheels are controlled so as to attain the target braking/driving force as much as possible, and when it is determined that the yaw moment should take priority, the braking/driving forces of the wheels are controlled so as to attain the target yaw moment as much as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Kazuya Okumura, Michitaka Tsuchida, Yoshio Uragami, Kensuke Yoshizue, Satoshi Ando, Koji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7974761
    Abstract: According to the present invention, when a target braking/driving force and a vehicle target yaw moment required to a vehicle cannot be achieved through a control of a braking/driving forces of wheels, in a rectangular coordinate of the braking/driving force and the yaw moment, a polygon indicating the maximum range of the braking/driving force and the yaw moment attainable by the braking/driving forces of the wheels, and an ellipse that crosses each side of the polygon and has a major axis and a minor axis aligning with the coordinate axis of the rectangular coordinate are set, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Kazuya Okumura, Michitaka Tsuchida, Yoshio Uragami, Kensuke Yoshizue, Satoshi Ando, Koji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7909416
    Abstract: According to the present invention, when at least one of a target braking/driving force and a vehicle target yaw moment required to a vehicle cannot be achieved by a braking/driving forces of wheels, a target braking/driving force after a modification and a target yaw moment after a modification are calculated to be values attainable by the braking/driving forces of the wheels. When the magnitudes of the target braking/driving force after a modification and the target yaw moment after the modification exceed the corresponding limit value, these magnitudes are limited to the limit values. Alternatively, when the magnitudes of rates of change of the target braking/driving force after a modification and the target yaw moment after the modification exceed the corresponding limited rates of change, these magnitudes of the rates of change are limited to the limited rates of change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Kazuya Okumura, Michitaka Tsuchida, Yoshio Uragami, Kensuke Yoshizue, Satoshi Ando, Koji Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20100174463
    Abstract: A vehicle target braking/driving force and a vehicle target yaw moment to be achieved by a control of braking/driving force of each wheel are-calculated. The target yaw moment is corrected, for example, so as to coincide with the product of the correction coefficient determined based upon, the weight of the whole vehicle, the longitudinal and lateral distribution ratios of wheel vertical loads, and vehicle turning direction, and the target yaw moment, whereby the target yaw moment is corrected in accordance with the weight of the whole vehicle, the position of center of gravity of the whole vehicle, and vehicle turning direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshio Uragami, Yoshinori Maeda, Michitaka Tsuchida, Kensuke Yoshizue, Kazuya Okumura, Satoshi Ando, Koji Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20090236905
    Abstract: According to the present invention, when at least one of a target braking/driving force and a vehicle target yaw moment required to a vehicle cannot be achieved by a braking/driving forces of wheels, a target braking/driving force after a modification and a target yaw moment after a modification are calculated to be values attainable by the braking/driving forces of the wheels. When the magnitudes of the target braking/driving force after a modification and the target yaw moment after the modification exceed the corresponding limit value, these magnitudes are limited to the limit values. Alternatively, when the magnitudes of rates of change of the target braking/driving force after a modification and the target yaw moment after the modification exceed the corresponding limited rates of change, these magnitudes of the rates of change are limited to the limited rates of change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Kazuya Okumura, Michitaka Tsuchida, Yoshio Uragami, Kensuke Yoshizue, Satoshi Ando, Koji Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20090108671
    Abstract: A vehicle drive apparatus independently controls drive forces for a front-right drive wheel, a front-left drive wheel, a rear-right drive wheel, and a rear-left drive wheel using a front-right electric motor, a front-left electric motor, a rear-right electric motor, and a rear-left electric motor, respectively. The drive forces for the drive wheels of a vehicle incorporating the vehicle drive apparatus are determined based on the target moments in the yaw and roll directions of the vehicle, the total drive for the drive wheels, and the drive reaction forces at the drive wheels. Thus, the performance desired by the driver can be achieved, and the drivability therefore improves accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Akihiro Hosokawa, Yousuke Suzuki, Michitaka Tsuchida, Kazuya Okumura, Tadahiro Oshiumi, Kensuke Yoshizue, Koji Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20090069149
    Abstract: A braking force control device includes: a brake control device that controls a mechanical brake braking torque by operating electric actuators so as to achieve a requested brake braking torque; a motor control device that controls a motor torque by operating motors so as to achieve the requested motor torque; a requested braking torque calculation device that calculates the requested braking torques of wheels; a battery requested electric power calculation device that finds a battery requested electric power based on target amounts of electricity charged in batteries; and an individual braking torque calculation device that finds the requested motor torque and the requested brake braking torque that cause the requested braking torque to be generated based on the battery requested electric power and the requested braking torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: TOYOTA JODOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Okumura, Kensuke Yoshizue, Akihiro Hosokawa, Yoshinori Maeda, Naoki Moriguchi, Kouji Sugiyama