Patents by Inventor Naoto Moriya

Naoto Moriya 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: 20080097674
    Abstract: An ECU executes a program that includes the steps of i) calculating a sporty running counting SC based on a state of a vehicle according to an operation of a driver; ii) changing a condition for executing sporty running in which an upshift is inhibited when an accelerator is suddenly released and in which a downshift is promoted during sudden braking such that the condition is easier to satisfy and changing a condition for returning from sporty running so that it is more difficult to satisfy when the sporty running count SC is equal to or greater than a threshold value; and iii) changing the condition for executing sporty running so that it is more difficult to satisfy and changing the condition for returning from sporty running so that it is easier to satisfy when the sporty running count SC is not equal to or greater than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji KUWAHARA, Toshihiro Fukumasu, Masami Kondo, Hideki Kubonoya, Naoto Moriya, Masato Kaigawa
  • Publication number: 20080071449
    Abstract: The adjustment method includes an estimation step in which valve characteristics of the linear solenoid valves fitted to the hydraulic control circuit are measured, and estimated linear valve characteristics of the linear solenoid valves in isolation state are estimated based on the measured valve characteristics using predetermined correlations; and a correction value output step in which estimated linear piston-end pressures of the hydraulically-driven friction engagement elements immediately before the hydraulically-driven friction engagement elements are engaged are calculated based on the estimated linear valve characteristics, and the correction values that are applied to the control command values to adjust the drive currents supplied from the valve control unit to the linear solenoid valves are calculated based on differences between the estimated linear piston-end pressures and nominal piston-end pressures, and then output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Masami Kondo, Masaharu Tanaka, Takayuki Kawakami, Naoto Moriya
  • Publication number: 20070162252
    Abstract: An ECU executes a program that includes the steps of setting a vehicle speed to the minimum wheel speed among wheel speeds of four wheels of a vehicle; calculating a difference between the wheel speeds of right and left driven wheels; turning an abnormality flag on when a higher wheel speed is higher than a value obtained by multiplaying a lower wheel speed by ?; and determining that the vehicle is turning, and turning a turning flag on, when the abnormality flag is off, a predetermined time has not elapsed after the turning flag is turned on, and the difference between the wheel speeds is equal to or larger than a map value obtained using a map where a vehicle speed is used as a parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ichiro Kitaori, Masami Kondo, Naoto Moriya, Masato Kaigawa
  • Patent number: 6373246
    Abstract: A magnetic force sensor detects a magnetic force of a magnetic sample having a given magnetization direction. The magnetic force sensor comprises a magnetic probe having a tip portion. The tip portion has an electrolytically plated film of hard-magnetic material effective to maintain the magnetization direction of the probe constant and parallel to the given magnetization direction of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Eisuke Tomita, Naoto Moriya
  • Patent number: 6081113
    Abstract: A magnetic force sensor for detecting a magnetic force of a magnetic sample having a given magnetization direction comprises a magnetic probe having a tip portion. The tip portion is coated with a film of hard-magnetic material effective to maintain the magnetization direction of the probe constant and parallel to the given magnetization direction of the sample. A biasing member has the magnetic probe attached thereto at a free end thereof and is resiliently deflectable in response to the magnetic force between the magnetic probe and the magnetic sample. When the magnetic probe is scanned across the magnetic sample, the distribution of the magnetic force on the magnetic sample is effectively detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Eisuke Tomita, Naoto Moriya