Patents by Inventor Masaki KANESAKI

Masaki KANESAKI 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: 20220085658
    Abstract: A period for performing pre-power-supply check prior to main power supply from a power supply device to a power reception device is provided and, a power-receiving-side controller is configured to: check a supplied electric power supplied from the power supply device to the power reception device, in a state where an effective value of an output voltage of a inverter circuit is fixed to a predetermined first voltage by the power-supply-side controller and an input voltage of the DC-DC converter is fixed to a predetermined second voltage by the power-receiving-side controller, in the pre-power-supply check, and cause, in response to the supplied electric power being equal to a predetermined electric power or more, the power supply device to start the main power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru SHIBANUMA, Masaki KANESAKI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220072965
    Abstract: In a moving-object power supply system, a control unit selects, as a power transmission segment, one of segments included in at least one power transmission section. The control unit supplies, through a power supply circuit, power to the power transmission segment to thereby generate a magnetic field through a power transmission coil of the power transmission segment. The control unit determines, based on an ascertained first electrical characteristic of the power transmission segment and an ascertained second electrical characteristic of at least one power non-transmission segment, whether there is a malfunction in each of the power transmission segment and the at least one power non-transmission segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji MAZAKI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Mitsuru SHIBANUMA, Shinpei TAKITA, Masaya TAKAHASHI, Hayato SUMIYA, Masaki KANESAKI, Takuya KIGUCHI, Kazuhiro UDA, Yuusei NAKAYASHIKI
  • Publication number: 20220037928
    Abstract: A contactless power supply device that supplies electric power to a vehicle in a contactless manner, includes: a power transmission resonance circuit; a power source circuit supplying direct-current power; and a power transmission circuit converting the direct-current power of the power source circuit into alternating-current power and supplying alternating-current power to the power transmission resonance circuit. The power transmission circuit includes: an inverter circuit converting the direct-current power of the power source circuit into alternating-current power; and a power transmission-side immittance conversion circuit adjusting the alternating-current power of the inverter circuit and supplies the adjusted alternating-current power to the power transmission resonance circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya TAKAHASHI, Yuusei NAKAYASHIKI, Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Masaki KANESAKI, Kazuhiro UDA, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220032778
    Abstract: In an in-motion power supply system with a plurality of power supply segments to supply power to a vehicle, a vehicle position detection unit detects a position of the vehicle relative to each segment. An electrical characteristic acquisition unit acquires electrical characteristics in the segment involved in power transfer, and an abnormality determination unit uses the electrical characteristics to determine whether there is an abnormality in the segment involved in power transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki KANESAKI, Mitsuru SHIBANUMA, Hayato SUMIYA, Takuya KIGUCHI, Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Shinpei TAKITA, Masaya TAKAHASHI, Kazuhiro UDA, Yuusei NAKAYASHIKI, Kazuyoshi OBAYASHI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210391757
    Abstract: A dynamic wireless power transfer system performs, through a plurality of primary coils installed along a traveling direction of a road and a secondary coil mounted in a vehicle, power transfer to the vehicle while the vehicle is traveling. The secondary coil is an M-phase coil including M coils, M denoting an integer which is two or higher. The M coils each include a coil end extending along a front-rear direction of the vehicle and a main coil portion extending along a width direction of the vehicle, the M coils each being configured such that a magnetic resistance of a magnetic path where a magnetic flux of the coil end passes is higher than a magnetic resistance of a magnetic path where a magnetic flux of the main coil portion passes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya KIGUCHI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Hayato SUMIYA, Tomoyuki FUJIKAWA, Koji MAZAKI, Shimpei TAKITA, Masaki KANESAKI, Masaya TAKAHASHI, Kazuhiro UDA, Yusei NAKAYASHIKI, Mitsuru SHIBANUMA, Kazuyoshi OBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210384774
    Abstract: A power receiving device receives power from a power transmitting device including a primary coil in a contactless manner and supplies power to a power storage device. The power receiving device includes a secondary coil that receives AC power of a predetermined frequency from the primary coil, a capacitor that is connected to the secondary coil and constitutes a resonant circuit together with the secondary coil, a rectifier circuit that rectifies output power from the resonant circuit, a power conditioning circuit that is provided between the power storage device and the rectifier circuit and includes a switch, and a control device that controls the switch by a predetermined driving frequency. The driving frequency is a frequency obtained by dividing the predetermined frequency of the AC power by a natural number equal to or greater than 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato MUKOYAMA, Masaki KANESAKI
  • Publication number: 20210336487
    Abstract: A power receiving device installable to a vehicle and included in a contactless power supply system for supplying power in a contactless manner between the power receiving device and a power transmission device installable on a road includes: polyphase receiver coils having at least three phases; an iron core that provides magnetic flux coupling between the receiver coils for the respective phases; and receiver capacitors connected on a one-to-one basis to the receiver coils for the respective phases. The receiver coils for the respective phases are arranged to have inter-coil distances between the receiver coils, with at least one of the inter-coil distances different from the other inter-coil distances. The receiver capacitors have capacitances set based on the inter-coil distances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito KIMURA, Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Masaki KANESAKI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210143684
    Abstract: A contactless power feeding apparatus includes a plurality of primary coils mounted on a road and a power feed controller which uses a portion of the primary coils as a power transmitting coil to achieve delivery of electrical power from the power transmitting coil to a secondary coil mounted in a vehicle. The power feed controller uses a selected primary coil that is one of the primary coils other than the power transmitting coil to decrease a leakage of magnetic flux arising from excitation of the power transmitting coil. Instead of the selected primary coil, the secondary coil may be used to reduce the leakage of magnetic flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato SUMIYA, Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Kazuyoshi OBAYASHI, Shimpei TAKITA, Koji MAZAKI, Mitsuru SHIBANUMA, Masaki KANESAKI, Takuya KIGUCHI, Kazuhiro UDA
  • Publication number: 20210114465
    Abstract: A contactless power supply system is provided for supplying electric power to a vehicle in a contactless manner during traveling of the vehicle. The contactless power supply system includes a plurality of primary coils installed along a traveling direction in a road and a secondary coil mounted to the vehicle. Each of the primary coils is a single-phase coil with the secondary coil being a multi-phase coil, or is a multi-phase coil with the secondary coil being a single-phase coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Koji MAZAKI, Shimpei TAKITA, Hayato SUMIYA, Masaki KANESAKI, Takuya KIGUCHI, Kazuhiro UDA, Mitsuru SHIBANUMA, Kazuyoshi OBAYASHI, Tomoyuki FUJIKAWA, Masaya TAKAHASHI, Yusei NAKAYASHIKI
  • Patent number: 10862403
    Abstract: A power inversion apparatus includes a smoothing capacitor, first and second primary coils, a secondary coil, first to fourth switches of bridge circuit switches, a clamp capacitor, and a switch controller. The switch controller calculates a lower-arm duty ratio of each of the first and second switches using a map or a mathematical expression by feed-forward control based on an input voltage. The switch controller outputs a fixed value that is equal to or greater than a maximum value of the lower-arm duty ratio within a variation range of the input voltage as an upper-arm duty ratio of each of the third and fourth switches. The switch controller generates a pulse width modulation signal based on the calculated lower-arm duty ratio and the fixed value of the upper-arm duty ratio, and outputs the pulse width modulation signal to the bridge circuit switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Takahashi, Nobuhisa Yamaguchi, Masaki Kanesaki, Shoichi Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20200153342
    Abstract: A power inversion apparatus includes a smoothing capacitor, first and second primary coils, a secondary coil, first to fourth switches of bridge circuit switches, a clamp capacitor, and a switch controller. The switch controller calculates a lower-arm duty ratio of each of the first and second switches using a map or a mathematical expression by feed-forward control based on an input voltage. The switch controller outputs a fixed value that is equal to or greater than a maximum value of the lower-arm duty ratio within a variation range of the input voltage as an upper-arm duty ratio of each of the third and fourth switches. The switch controller generates a pulse width modulation signal based on the calculated lower-arm duty ratio and the fixed value of the upper-arm duty ratio, and outputs the pulse width modulation signal to the bridge circuit switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya TAKAHASHI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Masaki KANESAKI, Shoichi TAKEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190245525
    Abstract: A pulse power source apparatus that supplies a drive power to a pulse load circuit that periodically generates pulse current constituted of one or more consecutive pulses from the drive power. The pulse power source apparatus includes a DC voltage generation unit generating DC output voltage supplied to the pulse load circuit, and a pulse load drive signal generation unit generating a drive signal that drives the pulse load circuit to generate the pulse current. The DC output voltage which has dropped due to output of the pulse current is controlled such that a timing at which the DC output voltage reaches a reference potential corresponds to a timing at which a subsequent pulse current is generated, the reference potential being a potential capable of generating the pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Masaki KANESAKI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Shoichi TAKEMOTO
  • Patent number: 10312826
    Abstract: In a power conversion apparatus, a controller calculates a duty ratio being a ratio of an on-duration of each of bridge-circuit switches configured by first to fourth switches to a switching period, and outputs a gate signal to each of the bridge-circuit switches. The controller adjusts the duty ratio of each of the bridge-circuit switches such that a switch-current difference becomes closer to a value obtained by multiplying an input-current difference by the predetermined target ratio that is a value greater than 0 and less than 1. The switch-current difference is a difference between a first switch current and a second switch current or a difference between a third switch current and a fourth switch current detected by a switch-current sensor at predetermined timings in the switching period. The input-current difference is a difference between input currents detected by an input-current sensor simultaneously with detection timings of switch currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Takahashi, Nobuhisa Yamaguchi, Masaki Kanesaki, Shoichi Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20190089267
    Abstract: In a power conversion apparatus, a controller calculates a duty ratio being a ratio of an on-duration of each of bridge-circuit switches configured by first to fourth switches to a switching period, and outputs a gate signal to each of the bridge-circuit switches. The controller adjusts the duty ratio of each of the bridge-circuit switches such that a switch-current difference becomes closer to a value obtained by multiplying an input-current difference by the predetermined target ratio that is a value greater than 0 and less than 1. The switch-current difference is a difference between a first switch current and a second switch current or a difference between a third switch current and a fourth switch current detected by a switch-current sensor at predetermined timings in the switching period. The input-current difference is a difference between input currents detected by an input-current sensor simultaneously with detection timings of switch currents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya TAKAHASHI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Masaki KANESAKI, Shoichi TAKEMOTO