Patents by Inventor Mutsuaki GOTOH

Mutsuaki GOTOH 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: 9505398
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus computes a fuel consumption decrease or a fuel consumption increase for each of a plurality of travel modes. The vehicle control apparatus includes a control section that calculates an engine efficiency of an engine and an MG-INV efficiency which is a combined efficiency of a motor generator and an inverter. The engine efficiency is calculated based on an engine power and an ideal fuel consumption line. The MG-INV efficiency is calculated based on an MG power. As such, based on the engine efficiency and the MG-INV efficiency, the control section computes the per-unit-electric-power fuel consumption decrease or the per-unit-electric-power fuel consumption increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mutsuaki Gotoh, Takashi Satoh, Masanori Sugiura, Mitsuharu Higashitani, Mamoru Mabuchi, Motoyoshi Hatta, Hiroaki Ono
  • Patent number: 9499159
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus uses a travel mode selection unit to select between an EV travel mode, an engine travel mode, and an engine generation mode depending on comparisons between an engine generated power cost, an EV effect, and a surplus electric energy. In such manner, according to a travel condition of a vehicle, an appropriate travel mode is selected for an improvement of fuel consumption efficiency. The vehicle control apparatus also computes a fuel consumption decrease or a fuel consumption increase for each of a plurality of travel modes based on an engine efficiency and an MG-INV efficiency. In such manner, fuel consumption increase/decrease for every travel mode may be computed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mutsuaki Gotoh, Takashi Satoh, Masanori Sugiura, Mitsuharu Higashitani, Mamoru Mabuchi, Motoyoshi Hatta
  • Publication number: 20150051775
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus uses a travel mode selection unit to select between an EV travel mode, an engine travel mode, and an engine generation mode depending on comparisons between an engine generated power cost, an EV effect, and a surplus electric energy. In such manner, according to a travel condition of a vehicle, an appropriate travel mode is selected for an improvement of fuel consumption efficiency. The vehicle control apparatus also computes a fuel consumption decrease or a fuel consumption increase for each of a plurality of travel modes based on an engine efficiency and an MG-INV efficiency. In such manner, fuel consumption increase/decrease for every travel mode may be computed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mutsuaki GOTOH, Takashi SATOH, Masanori SUGIURA, Mitsuharu HIGASHITANI, Mamoru MABUCHI, Motoyoshi HATTA
  • Publication number: 20150051776
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus computes a fuel consumption decrease or a fuel consumption increase for each of a plurality of travel modes. The vehicle control apparatus includes a control section that calculates an engine efficiency of an engine and an MG-INV efficiency which is a combined efficiency of a motor generator and an inverter. The engine efficiency is calculated based on an engine power and an ideal fuel consumption line. The MG-INV efficiency is calculated based on an MG power. As such, based on the engine efficiency and the MG-INV efficiency, the control section computes the per-unit-electric-power fuel consumption decrease or the per-unit-electric-power fuel consumption increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mutsuaki GOTOH, Takashi SATOH, Masanori SUGIURA, Mitsuharu HIGASHITANI, Mamoru MABUCHI, Motoyoshi HATTA, Hiroaki ONO