Patents by Inventor Kenichi Hoshino

Kenichi Hoshino 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: 10886970
    Abstract: A load drive system for driving a load supplied with power from a power line includes a control unit which controls switching between the power line and the load and a communication unit which communicates using voltage and current of the power line. When performing the switching, the control unit controls, based on a width of a transition period of the power-line current, the transition period being attributable to the switching, timing of the switching so as to move the transition period away from a center of a period corresponding to a symbol communicated by the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Yano, Hiroki Yamashita, Taizo Yamawaki, Atsushi Arata, Mitsuhiko Watanabe, Ryusuke Sahara, Kenichi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10700741
    Abstract: A correct commutation is realized even if a communication error occurs due to a change in an actuator drive current. An electronic control unit that includes a communication section outputting a control signal and that can transmit the control signal to an actuator connected to the electronic control unit via a power line, includes an actuator operation detection section. When the actuator operation detection section detects an actuator operation, the communication section retransmits the control signal at timing of detecting the actuator operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamashita, Taizo Yamawaki, Hidehiro Toyoda, Teppei Hirotsu, Ryosuke Ishida, Hirofumi Kurimoto, Kenichi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20200059264
    Abstract: A correct commutation is realized even if a communication error occurs due to a change in an actuator drive current. An electronic control unit that includes a communication section outputting a control signal and that can transmit the control signal to an actuator connected to the electronic control unit via a power line, includes an actuator operation detection section. When the actuator operation detection section detects an actuator operation, the communication section retransmits the control signal at timing of detecting the actuator operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki YAMASHITA, Taizo YAMAWAKI, Hidehiro TOYODA, Teppei HIROTSU, Ryosuke ISHIDA, Hirofumi KURIMOTO, Kenichi HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20200014424
    Abstract: A load drive system for driving a load supplied with power from a power line includes a control unit which controls switching between the power line and the load and a communication unit which communicates using voltage and current of the power line. When performing the switching, the control unit controls, based on a width of a transition period of the power-line current, the transition period being attributable to the switching, timing of the switching so as to move the transition period away from a center of a period corresponding to a symbol communicated by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko YANO, Hiroki YAMASHITA, Taizo YAMAWAKI, Atsushi ARATA, Mitsuhiko WATANABE, Ryusuke SAHARA, Kenichi HOSHINO
  • Patent number: 10221945
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of obtaining an electronic control device for a vehicular automatic transmission that suppresses sudden acceleration, sudden deceleration, and gear shift shock that occur when the transmission moves into a fail-safe mode due to the electronic control device stopping during a main CPU abnormality. An electronic control device 100 for a vehicular automatic transmission has: a main CPU 3 that performs gear shift control for the vehicular automatic transmission; and a sub-CPU 4 that detects abnormalities in the main CPU 3. When the sub-CPU 4 detects an abnormality in the main CPU 3 while the vehicle is traveling, the sub-CPU 4 stops the gear shift control executed by the main CPU 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Hoshino, Ryosuke Ishida, Hideki Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180003296
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of obtaining an electronic control device for a vehicular automatic transmission that suppresses sudden acceleration, sudden deceleration, and gear shift shock that occur when the transmission moves into a fail-safe mode due to the electronic control device stopping during a main CPU abnormality. An electronic control device 100 for a vehicular automatic transmission has: a main CPU 3 that performs gear shift control for the vehicular automatic transmission; and a sub-CPU 4 that detects abnormalities in the main CPU 3. When the sub-CPU 4 detects an abnormality in the main CPU 3 while the vehicle is traveling, the sub-CPU 4 stops the gear shift control executed by the main CPU 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi HOSHINO, Ryosuke ISHIDA, Hideki SEKIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9600047
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic control unit capable of identifying an abnormality in a power supply voltage without narrowing the operating voltage range, and having minimal effects on cost and the circuit mounting surface area. The ECU includes a microcomputer containing an input terminal VCCin and an input terminal Vrin, a power supply IC that supplies a power supply voltage VCC to the input terminal VCCin, and as a reference-voltage-generator circuit a voltage-divider resistor and a voltage-divider resistor configuring a voltage-dividing circuit that outputs a sub-divided voltage Vc is sub-divided from the power supply voltage VCC, a capacitor coupled at one end to the input terminal Vrin and coupled on at the other end to ground, and a voltage isolation element coupled between the voltage-dividing circuit and the input terminal Vrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Sugiyama, Takuya Mayuzumi, Ryosuke Ishida, Yasuhiko Okada, Kiyoomi Kadoya, Kenichi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9154033
    Abstract: A current control semiconductor device that can detect a current with high precision within an IC of one chip by dynamically correcting a variation in a gain a and an offset b, and a control device using the semiconductor device are provided. A transistor 4, a current-voltage converter circuit 22, and an AD converter 23 are disposed on an identical semiconductor chip. Reference current generator circuits 6 and 6? superimpose a current pulse Ic on a current of a load 2, and vary a voltage digital value output by the AD converter. A gain/offset correction unit 8 subjects a variation in a voltage digital value caused by the reference current generator circuits 6, 6? to signal processing, and dynamically acquires gains a, a? and offsets b, b? in a linear relational expression of the voltage digital value output by the AD converter 23 and a current digital value of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Hoshino, Teppei Hirotsu, Ryosuke Ishida
  • Publication number: 20150039913
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic control unit capable of identifying an abnormality in a power supply voltage without narrowing the operating voltage range, and having minimal effects on cost and the circuit mounting surface area. The ECU includes a microcomputer containing an input terminal VCCin and an input terminal Vrin, a power supply IC that supplies a power supply voltage VCC to the input terminal VCCin, and as a reference-voltage-generator circuit a voltage-divider resistor and a voltage-divider resistor configuring a voltage-dividing circuit that outputs a sub-divided voltage Vc is sub-divided from the power supply voltage VCC, a capacitor coupled at one end to the input terminal Vrin and coupled on at the other end to ground, and a voltage isolation element coupled between the voltage-dividing circuit and the input terminal Vrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yasushi Sugiyama, Takuya Mayuzumi, Ryosuke Ishida, Yasuhiko Okada, Kiyoomi Kadoya, Kenichi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20150029682
    Abstract: Proposed is a C/U that is designed to accomplish the above object. The CU includes a multilayer circuit substrate, a resin cover, and a metal base. Electronic parts are mounted on both surfaces of the multilayer circuit substrate which is covered with the resin cover and the metal base. The multilayer circuit substrate 8 includes a signal pattern, a GND pattern, an important signal pattern, and a multilayer circuit substrate insulating layer. The GND pattern is electrically connected to the metal base through a screw. The GND pattern is disposed on the side of the resin cover in order to shield the important signal pattern against electromagnetic waves penetrating the resin cover to enter a housing and electromagnetic waves incident from the metal base side. The important signal pattern is disposed so that it is covered with the GND pattern and the metal case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoomi Kadoya, Ryosuke Ishida, Takuya Mayuzumi, Kenichi Hoshino, Yasuhiko Okada, Yasushi Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20140145696
    Abstract: A current control semiconductor device that can detect a current with high precision within an IC of one chip by dynamically correcting a variation in a gain a and an offset b, and a control device using the semiconductor device are provided. A transistor 4, a current-voltage converter circuit 22, and an AD converter 23 are disposed on an identical semiconductor chip. Reference current generator circuits 6 and 6? superimpose a current pulse Ic on a current of a load 2, and vary a voltage digital value output by the AD converter. A gain/offset correction unit 8 subjects a variation in a voltage digital value caused by the reference current generator circuits 6, 6? to signal processing, and dynamically acquires gains a, a? and offsets b, b? in a linear relational expression of the voltage digital value output by the AD converter 23 and a current digital value of the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Hoshino, Teppei Hirotsu, Ryosuke Ishida
  • Publication number: 20130209777
    Abstract: A ceramics sliding member for use in ultrapure water or pure water of the present invention is made of a non-continuous-pore SiC sintered body. The non-continuous-pore SiC sintered body includes ?-SiC at a ratio of 20% by weight or more thereto and has an average crystal structure whose aspect ratio is 2 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD., EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nagasaka, Hiroshi Yokota, Junya Kawabata, Hideki Kanno, Kenichi Hoshino, Satoshi Fujiwara, Eiji Okumachi
  • Patent number: 8277653
    Abstract: A power recovery chamber is used for a positive-displacement power recovery apparatus in the seawater desalination plant or system. The power recovery chamber includes a cylinder, a piston disposed in the cylinder and capable of being reciprocated in a longitudinal direction of the cylinder, and a piston guide disposed in the cylinder and extending in the longitudinal direction of the cylinder for guiding the piston when the piston is reciprocated in the longitudinal direction of the cylinder. At least a part of an outer circumferential surface of the piston is out of contact with an inner surface of the cylinder, and the piston is brought into contact with the piston guide at a part where the piston guide passes through the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Shinoda, Kenichi Hoshino, Akira Goto, Hideki Kanno
  • Publication number: 20100130343
    Abstract: A ceramics sliding member for use in ultrapure water or pure water of the present invention is made of an SiC sintered body. The SiC sintered body includes ?-SiC at a ratio of 20% or more thereto and has an average crystal structure whose aspect ratio is 2 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicants: EBARA CORPORATION, NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nagasaka, Hiroshi Yokota, Junya Kawabata, Hideki Kanno, Kenichi Hoshino, Satoshi Fujiwara, Eiji Okumachi
  • Publication number: 20090242471
    Abstract: A power recovery chamber is used for a positive-displacement power recovery apparatus in the seawater desalination plant or system. The power recovery chamber includes a cylinder, a piston disposed in the cylinder and capable of being reciprocated in a longitudinal direction of the cylinder, and a piston guide disposed in the cylinder and extending in the longitudinal direction of the cylinder for guiding the piston when the piston is reciprocated in the longitudinal direction of the cylinder. At least a part of an outer circumferential surface of the piston is out of contact with an inner surface of the cylinder, and the piston is brought into contact with the piston guide at a part where the piston guide passes through the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao SHINODA, Kenichi Hoshino, Akira Goto, Hideki Kanno
  • Patent number: 5006426
    Abstract: An alkaline storage battery such as a sealed nickel-cadmium storage battery has an improved current collector tab structure connected as a current path to the marginal edge of a spirally coiled electrode of an electrode assembly. The current collector tab structure comprises either a plurality of current collector tabs or a single current collector tab comprising a current collecting tab and a lead tab thicker than the current collecting tab. With this arrangement, the internal resistance of the storage battery is reduced, and high-rate discharge performance is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Suzuki, Sennosuke Oda, Hiromi Maruyama, Kenichi Hoshino