Patents by Inventor Kensuke WADA

Kensuke WADA 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: 20210296672
    Abstract: A method for producing a resin frame equipped membrane electrode assembly includes: a first conveyance step of supporting a sheet-shaped member having a cathode and an electrolyte membrane by a resin frame member to which the sheet-shaped member is joined and linearly conveying the supported sheet-shaped member to a pressure bonding device; a second conveyance step of conveying an anode to the pressure bonding device by way of a rotary table; and a pressure bonding step of heating and pressing the cathode and the anode from above and below by the pressure bonding device to thereby integrate the cathode and the anode together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei Yoshida, Kensuke Namba, Yosuke Konno, Masami Kurimoto, Yusuke Wada
  • Publication number: 20210286131
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention makes it possible provide a reinforcement structure which (i) makes it possible to reinforce an optical fiber in a simple manner and (ii) decreases the likelihood of degradation of a heat-shrinkable tube. A reinforcement structure (1) includes a tension-resistance member (13), a heat-shrinkable tube (16) which bundles a plurality of optical fibers (11, 12) and the tension-resistance member (13), and a radiator (15) which is in thermal contact with the tension-resistance member (13). The tension-resistance member (13) has a flat surface which faces respective circumferential surfaces of the plurality of optical fibers (11, 12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo WADA, Kensuke YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10539071
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Publication number: 20190145312
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio IWASE, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA, Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO
  • Patent number: 10267218
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Patent number: 10165701
    Abstract: In a converter circuit of an electric power conversion device, an adjustment portion divides a voltage of a battery input to a semiconductor module, by a first capacity element and a second capacity element that are connected in series to each other. Then, a middle point between the first capacity element and the second capacity element is connected to a cooler to fix a potential thereof. The electric power conversion device can ensure that a waveform of a surge voltage that is generated on a creepage surface between a lead frame terminal and the cooler has a negative voltage range (a range where an offset voltage is applied).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Nishibe, Yasuyoshi Saito, Kensuke Wada, Shinichi Miura, Tadafumi Yoshida, Masayuki Nagao, Yoshinobu Murakami, Tomohiro Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9878605
    Abstract: A power transmission system (10) for a hybrid vehicle, the power transmission system (10) includes a transmission (TM, 20), a clutch (18), a motor (MG), an engine (14), a first oil pump (44), a second oil pump (68), a first hydraulic circuit in which the first oil pump (44) is provided, and a second hydraulic circuit in which the second oil pump (68) is provided. The motor (MG) is connected to a driving wheel (26) through the transmission (TM, 20). The engine (14) is connected to the motor (MG) through the clutch (28). The first oil pump (44) supplies oil to the transmission (20). The second oil pump (68) supplies oil to the motor (MG) and the clutch (28). The second hydraulic circuit is independent from the first hydraulic circuit. Selected drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio, Yousuke Michikoshi, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada
  • Publication number: 20180013356
    Abstract: In a converter circuit of an electric power conversion device, an adjustment portion divides a voltage of a battery input to a semiconductor module, by a first capacity element and a second capacity element that are connected in series to each other. Then, a middle point between the first capacity element and the second capacity element is connected to a cooler to fix a potential thereof. The electric power conversion device can ensure that a waveform of a surge voltage that is generated on a creepage surface between a lead frame terminal and the cooler has a negative voltage range (a range where an offset voltage is applied).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji NISHIBE, Yasuyoshi SAITO, Kensuke WADA, Shinichi MIURA, Tadafumi YOSHIDA, Masayuki NAGAO, Yoshinobu MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20180003107
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio IWASE, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA, Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO
  • Patent number: 9797305
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Patent number: 9695742
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Patent number: 9670838
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Patent number: 9447864
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device having a rotating electrical machine, a speed change mechanism, and a case that accommodates the rotating electrical machine speed change mechanism. A first oil storage portion is provided so as to communicate with the speed change mechanism accommodating space. A hydraulic pump that supplies the oil in the first oil storage portion to the speed change mechanism and the rotating electrical machine. A second oil storage portion provided so as to communicate with the rotating electrical machine accommodating space. A discharge oil passage discharges the oil in the second oil storage portion to the first oil storage portion. The discharge oil passage includes a first opening that opens toward the first oil storage portion, and the first opening is provided so that its lower end is located above an oil level in the first oil storage portion during rotation of the hydraulic pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Masahiro Izuhara, Kensuke Wada, Yukihiko Ideshio, Yuji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20160052379
    Abstract: A power transmission system (10) for a hybrid vehicle, the power transmission system (10) includes a transmission (TM, 20), a clutch (18), a motor (MG), an engine (14), a first oil pump (44), a second oil pump (68), a first hydraulic circuit in which the first oil pump (44) is provided, and a second hydraulic circuit in which the second oil pump (68) is provided. The motor (MG) is connected to a driving wheel (26) through the transmission (TM, 20). The engine (14) is connected to the motor (MG) through the clutch (28). The first oil pump (44) supplies oil to the transmission (20). The second oil pump (68) supplies oil to the motor (MG) and the clutch (28). The second hydraulic circuit is independent from the first hydraulic circuit. Selected drawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO, Yousuke MICHIKOSHI, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA
  • Patent number: 9266419
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device in which a friction engagement device, a rotary electric machine, and a speed change device are provided on a power transfer path that connects between an input member drivably coupled to an internal combustion engine and an output member drivably coupled to wheels, the elements provided in this order from the input member side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Patent number: 9261017
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Patent number: 9140312
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device configured with a source pressure generation section, a hydraulic servo for a clutch provided between an engine and a motor, a control solenoid valve that outputs a regulated source pressure to the hydraulic servo, and a switching section that switches a hydraulic passage, which extends between the source pressure generation section and the hydraulic servo to supply the engagement pressure, between a first and second state in which the hydraulic passage has a high conduit resistance compared to the first state at least until the clutch is engaged. The switching section switches the hydraulic passage into the second state during a failure in which the control solenoid valve is de-energized and the source pressure is directly supplied to the hydraulic servo as the engagement pressure, and switches the hydraulic passage into the first state during normal times when the failure does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kensuke Wada, Yuhei Yoshioka, Tetsuya Yamaguchi, Daiki Suyama, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio, Toshihiko Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20150027273
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device in which a friction engagement device, a rotary electric machine, and a speed change device are provided on a power transfer path that connects between an input member drivably coupled to an internal combustion engine and an output member drivably coupled to wheels, the elements provided in this order from the input member side. The disclosed combination achieves a variety of benefits, such as suppressing a steep rise in hydraulic pressure due to pressure discharged from a hydraulic control device, while maintaining a decreased size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Kensuke Wada, Yuji Inoue, Yukihiko Ideshio
  • Publication number: 20140311425
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio IWASE, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA, Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO
  • Publication number: 20140305389
    Abstract: A vehicle drive includes a speed change mechanism connected to a rotary electric machine; an output member connected to the speed change mechanism and wheels; an engagement device changes a state of engagement between an input member connected to an engine and the speed change mechanism; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine or the rotary electric machine; a first pressure control device that controls pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the speed change mechanism; a second, separate hydraulic pressure control device that controls the pressure supplied from the pump and supplies the pressure to the engagement device; and a case that houses the rotary electric machine, speed change mechanism, engagement device, and pump. At least the engagement device is housed in a space formed by the case, and the second hydraulic pressure control device is provided at a part of the case forming the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio IWASE, Daiki SUYAMA, Naoya JINNAI, Kensuke WADA, Yuji INOUE, Yukihiko IDESHIO