Patents by Inventor Mikio Iwase

Mikio Iwase 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: 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: 10087795
    Abstract: A sealing-equipped oil pan includes a gasket and an oil pan having a bottom portion and a peripheral wall for storing oil, and a ring-shaped rim portion located at an end of the peripheral wall and provided with the gasket, and is fastened to a target device with the gasket interposed between the rim portion and the target device. The gasket has a projection projecting from a sealing surface configured to come into contact with the target device for sealing. The peripheral wall of the oil pan has a base portion projecting from the rim portion and supporting the projection of the gasket. The base portion supports the projection of the gasket to prevent the gasket from tilting with respect to the rim portion, thereby preventing protrusion of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Mizoguchi, Toshiaki Saiki, Mikio Iwase
  • Patent number: 10041570
    Abstract: A first planetary gear and a clutch are placed between a second carrier of a second planetary gear and an output shaft in the axial direction. A transmission case has a small diameter tubular portion that rotatably supports an output shaft, an annular wall portion extended radially outward from the small diameter tubular portion, and a large diameter tubular portion extended in the axial direction from the outer periphery of the annular wall portion such that the first planetary gear and the clutch are partially surrounded. A mount is fixed to a vehicle body of a vehicle so as to at least partially overlap the small diameter tubular portion, the annular wall portion, and the large diameter tubular portion as viewed in the radial direction. A parking gear of a parking lock device is coupled to the outer periphery of the second carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Minoru Todo, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Naoya Jinnai, Natsuki Sada, Takuya Nakajima
  • 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: 9709133
    Abstract: A speed change device that transmits power input to an input shaft to an output shaft while changing a speed ratio to a plurality of speeds, the speed change device including: a planetary gear mechanism including a sun gear, a ring gear, and a carrier that rotatably supports a plurality of pinion gears, each of the plurality of pinion gears meshing with at least one of the sun gear and the ring gear; and a brake including a brake hub fixed to the carrier and a friction plate fitted to an outer circumference of the brake hub, the brake being capable of holding the carrier stationary to a case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Otsuki, Tsuyoshi Fukaya, Mikio Iwase
  • 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: 9581156
    Abstract: In a gear pump, an outer inner wall surface of a suction port which is located on a downstream side in a rotor rotation direction, that is, a first inner wall surface, is located inward of a bottom land between internal teeth of an outer rotor, and the suction port has a shallow portion extended inward from the first inner wall surface on the downstream side in the rotor rotation direction, and a deep portion that is formed so as to be continuous with the shallow portion and that is deeper than the shallow portion. Communication between an inter-tooth chamber and the suction port is cut off with the inter-tooth chamber facing only the shallow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Torii, Kengo Nomura, Minoru Todo, Mikio Iwase, Koji Ota, Mitsuhiro Takeda, Naoki Okoshi, Takumi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20160369870
    Abstract: A speed change device that transmits power input to an input shaft to an output shaft while changing a speed ratio to a plurality of speeds, the speed change device including: a planetary gear mechanism including a sun gear, a ring gear, and a carrier that rotatably supports a plurality of pinion gears, each of the plurality of pinion gears meshing with at least one of the sun gear and the ring gear; and a brake including a brake hub fixed to the carrier and a friction plate fitted to an outer circumference of the brake hub, the brake being capable of holding the carrier stationary to a case
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko OTSUKI, Tsuyoshi FUKAYA, Mikio IWASE
  • 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: 20160265630
    Abstract: A first planetary gear and a clutch are placed between a second carrier of a second planetary gear and an output shaft in the axial direction. A transmission case has a small diameter tubular portion that rotatably supports an output shaft, an annular wall portion extended radially outward from the small diameter tubular portion, and a large diameter tubular portion extended in the axial direction from the outer periphery of the annular wall portion such that the first planetary gear and the clutch are partially surrounded. A mount is fixed to a vehicle body of a vehicle so as to at least partially overlap the small diameter tubular portion, the annular wall portion, and the large diameter tubular portion as viewed in the radial direction. A parking gear of a parking lock device is coupled to the outer periphery of the second carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio IWASE, Minoru TODO, Hiroshi YOSHIKAWA, Naoya JINNAI, Natsuki SADA, Takuya NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20160222846
    Abstract: A sealing-equipped oil pan includes a gasket and an oil pan having a bottom portion and a peripheral wall for storing oil, and a ring-shaped rim portion located at an end of the peripheral wall and provided with the gasket, and is fastened to a target device with the gasket interposed between the rim portion and the target device. The gasket has a projection projecting from a sealing surface configured to come into contact with the target device for sealing. The peripheral wall of the oil pan has a base portion projecting from the rim portion and supporting the projection of the gasket. The base portion supports the projection of the gasket to prevent the gasket from tilting with respect to the rim portion, thereby preventing protrusion of the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro MIZOGUCHI, Toshiaki SAIKI, Mikio IWASE
  • 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: 9175759
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device having a case that includes a support wall portion that extends in a radial direction of the rotary electric machine at a location between the rotary electric machine and the fluid coupling in the axial direction. A rotor member and the coupling input member are coupled so as to rotate in conjunction with each other to form a power transfer member. The vehicle drive device further includes a first bearing that supports the power transfer member from a second axial direction side so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion, the second axial direction side being an opposite side from the first axial direction side, and a second bearing that supports the power transfer member from the first axial direction side so as to be rotatable with respect to the support wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Daiki Suyama, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Yukihiko Ideshio, Yuji Inoue
  • Patent number: 9140311
    Abstract: A vehicle driving apparatus includes a rotating electrical machine and an engagement device, which are disposed on a power transmission path linking an input member drive-coupled to an internal combustion engine and an output member drive-coupled to a wheel. The engagement device includes an engagement input coupled to the input member, an engagement output that forms a pair with the engagement input and is coupled to the rotating electrical machine, a friction member disposed between the engagement input and the engagement output, and a pressing member that presses the friction member in a pressing direction. An oil pressure chamber is formed between the pressing member and either the engagement input or the engagement output. A biasing spring biases the pressing member in the pressing direction when no oil pressure is supplied to the oil pressure chamber and is disposed on an exterior of the oil pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikio Iwase, Tomohide Suzuki, Naoya Jinnai, Tatsuya Okishima, Toshihiko Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20150219097
    Abstract: In a gear pump, an outer inner wall surface of a suction port which is located on a downstream side in a rotor rotation direction, that is, a first inner wall surface, is located inward of a bottom land between internal teeth of an outer rotor, and the suction port has a shallow portion extended inward from the first inner wall surface on the downstream side in the rotor rotation direction, and a deep portion that is formed so as to be continuous with the shallow portion and that is deeper than the shallow portion. Communication between an inter-tooth chamber and the suction port is cut off with the inter-tooth chamber facing only the shallow portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Torii, Kengo Nomura, Minoru Todo, Mikio Iwase, Koji Ota, Mitsuhiro Takeda, Naoki Okoshi, Takumi Uchida