Patents by Inventor Naoya JINNAI

Naoya JINNAI 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: 11114921
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device is provided with a lubricating path including a first oil pump to pump up an oil stored in the casing by the first oil pump and to supply the oil to the power transmission mechanism for lubricating the power transmission mechanism, and a cooling path that is separated from the lubricating circuit and provided for the rotating electric machine, the cooling path including a second oil pump to pump up the oil stored in the casing by the second oil pump to supply the oil exclusively to the rotating electric machine for cooling the rotating electric machine, the second oil pump is an electric oil pump, and the cooling path is provided with an oil cooler cooling the oil to be supplied to the rotating electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Ito, Kiyonori Takagi, Naoya Jinnai, Takahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11081935
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device is provided with a lubricating path including a first oil pump to pump up an oil stored in the casing by the first oil pump and to supply the oil to the power transmission mechanism for lubricating the power transmission mechanism, and a cooling path that is separated from the lubricating circuit and provided for the rotating electric machine, the cooling path including a second oil pump to pump up the oil stored in the casing by the second oil pump to supply the oil exclusively to the rotating electric machine for cooling the rotating electric machine, the second oil pump is an electric oil pump, and the cooling path is provided with an oil cooler cooling the oil to be supplied to the rotating electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Ito, Kiyonori Takagi, Naoya Jinnai, Takahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 10746282
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device comprises: a power transmission mechanism transmitting a drive power from a drive power source to a plurality of wheels; a differential gear mechanism provided in the power transmission mechanism and distributing the drive power input from the drive power source to the plurality of wheels; a casing housing the power transmission mechanism; and an oil pump sucking a lubricating oil stored in the casing, and the device drives the oil pump in conjunction with rotation of the differential gear mechanism. In the device, a catch tank storing the lubricating oil is provided in the casing, an introduction path is formed in the casing for introducing the lubricating oil scooped up by the differential gear mechanism during backward running of a vehicle into the catch tank, and a discharge oil passage connected to a discharge port of the oil pump is connected to the catch tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Ito, Kiyonori Takagi, Kazuki Toya, Yuki Kawamoto, Naoya Jinnai
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10473192
    Abstract: In an automatic transmission, an engagement oil chamber and a centrifugal oil pressure cancel chamber of a clutch corresponding to a third ring gear of a Ravigneaux type planetary gear mechanism are defined by a drum member, a piston, and a cancel plate that rotate integrally with the third ring gear. An engagement oil chamber and a centrifugal oil pressure cancel chamber of a clutch corresponding to a third sun gear of the Ravigneaux type planetary gear mechanism are defined by a shaft portion, a piston, and an oil-chamber defining member that rotate integrally with the third sun gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Nakajima, Hiroshi Kato, Naoya Jinnai
  • Publication number: 20190249765
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device comprises: a power transmission mechanism transmitting a drive power from a drive power source to a plurality of wheels; a differential gear mechanism provided in the power transmission mechanism and distributing the drive power input from the drive power source to the plurality of wheels; a casing housing the power transmission mechanism; and an oil pump sucking a lubricating oil stored in the casing, and the device drives the oil pump in conjunction with rotation of the differential gear mechanism. In the device, a catch tank storing the lubricating oil is provided in the casing, an introduction path is formed in the casing for introducing the lubricating oil scooped up by the differential gear mechanism during backward running of a vehicle into the catch tank, and a discharge oil passage connected to a discharge port of the oil pump is connected to the catch tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji ITO, Kiyonori TAKAGI, Kazuki TOYA, Yuki KAWAMOTO, Naoya JINNAI
  • Patent number: 10378615
    Abstract: A clutch that includes a friction plate; a separator plate; a clutch hub; and a piston that presses the friction plate and the separator plate, wherein the clutch hub includes a hub on which an inner peripheral portion of the friction plate or the separator plate is fitted, a tubular shaft that movably supports the piston, and an engagement oil chamber defining wall that together with the piston defines an engagement oil chamber to which an engagement oil pressure is supplied, the hub is spline-fitted on a gear of a planetary gear so as to rotate with the gear, and the tubular shaft is rotatably supported by a central shaft and is fitted by a spigot joint in the gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Jinnai, Masahiro Otake, Shota Ikeda, Minoru Todo, Takuya Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20190229582
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device is provided with a lubricating path including a first oil pump to pump up an oil stored in the casing by the first oil pump and to supply the oil to the power transmission mechanism for lubricating the power transmission mechanism, and a cooling path that is separated from the lubricating circuit and provided for the rotating electric machine, the cooling path including a second oil pump to pump up the oil stored in the casing by the second oil pump to supply the oil exclusively to the rotating electric machine for cooling the rotating electric machine, the second oil pump is an electric oil pump, and the cooling path is provided with an oil cooler cooling the oil to be supplied to the rotating electric machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji ITO, Kiyonori TAKAGI, Naoya JINNAI, Takahiro KATO
  • Patent number: 10352409
    Abstract: A brake of an automatic transmission includes: first and second recessed portions and formed in a center support; a first piston having a first pressure-receiving portion that is disposed in the first recessed portion and defines a first engagement oil chamber and having a plate-pressing portion that presses friction plates and separator plates; a second piston having a second pressure-receiving portion that is disposed in the second recessed portion and defines a second engagement oil chamber and a piston-pressing portion that presses the first piston by supply of oil pressure to the second engagement oil chamber; and a return spring that biases the first piston so that the first piston moves away from the friction plates and the separator plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Jinnai, Shota Ikeda, Hiroshi Kato, Takuya Nakajima
  • 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: 10221923
    Abstract: A multi-stage transmission that includes a case including an annular support that extends radially inward from an inner peripheral surface of the case; a first planetary gear mechanism that includes a plurality of rotating elements and to which power is transmitted from the input member; a second planetary gear mechanism that is disposed on an opposite side of the support of the case from the first planetary gear mechanism; a clutch that interconnects any one of the rotating elements of the first planetary gear mechanism with an element to be connected which is included in the second planetary gear mechanism and releases this interconnection; and a brake that connects the element to be connected to the case to hold this element stationary and releases this connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Nakajima, Naoya Jinnai
  • Patent number: 10208836
    Abstract: A brake of an automatic transmission holds a second ring gear of a second planetary gear stationary, and includes: friction plates and separator plates; and a drum member as a brake hub that is continuously coupled to the second ring gear and is rotatably supported by an inner tubular portion of a center support between the friction plates, for example, and the second planetary gear. The drum member and the second ring gear are coupled together via a spline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Murakami, Naoya Jinnai, Takuya Nakajima
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170314650
    Abstract: A clutch that includes a friction plate; a separator plate; a clutch hub; and a piston that presses the friction plate and the separator plate, wherein the clutch hub includes a hub on which an inner peripheral portion of the friction plate or the separator plate is fitted, a tubular shaft that movably supports the piston, and an engagement oil chamber defining wall that together with the piston defines an engagement oil chamber to which an engagement oil pressure is supplied, the hub is spline-fitted on a gear of a planetary gear so as to rotate with the gear, and the tubular shaft is rotatably supported by a central shaft and is fitted by a spigot joint in the gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya JINNAI, Masahiro OTAKE, Shota IKEDA, Minoru TODO, Takuya NAKAJIMA
  • 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: 9689472
    Abstract: A power transfer device that includes an automatic transmission that includes a plurality of engagement elements and a speed change gear mechanism capable of establishing a multiplicity of shift speeds by changing a power transfer path by engaging or disengaging the engagement elements; and a control device that is configured to control the automatic transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuyo Maeda, Naoya Jinnai, Masanori Murakami