Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki ARUGA

Nobuyuki ARUGA 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: 20220144245
    Abstract: A management ECU of an electrical vehicle creates a travelling plan in which any one of travelling modes is assigned to each of traveling sections of a scheduled traveling route from a current position of the electrical vehicle to a destination and control the travelling modes based on the travelling plan. When a total estimated value of an amount of electric power required for traveling in each of the traveling sections in a first traveling mode exceeds a current SOC, the management ECU extracts a section in which an output estimated value exceeds a second predetermined value as a planning target section, and creates the traveling plan in which a second traveling mode in which a usage amount of electric power of a storage battery is smaller than that in the first traveling mode is assigned preferentially to a section farther from the electrical vehicle among the planning target sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARUGA, Akio FUTATSUDERA, Masashi ETO
  • Publication number: 20220144246
    Abstract: When a scheduled traveling route is changed during travelling of an electrical vehicle, a management ECU of the electrical vehicle maintains control of a travelling mode based on a travelling plan created based on the scheduled traveling route before the change, in accordance with a result of comparison between first attribute information and second attribute information, the first attribute information indicating an attribute of at least one section, which is located within a predetermined distance from a section in which the electrical vehicle is located and located in a vehicle travelling direction, of the scheduled traveling route before the change, the second attribute information indicating an attribute of at least one section, which is located within a predetermined distance from a section in which the electrical vehicle is located and located in a vehicle travelling direction, of the scheduled traveling route after the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARUGA, Akio FUTATSUDERA, Kaiwen TONG
  • Publication number: 20220055606
    Abstract: A control device of a vehicle includes a discharge control unit configured to, in a case where a regenerative section is included in a scheduled traveling route of the vehicle, perform a discharge control for increasing a discharge amount of a power storage device as compared with a case where the regenerative section is not included in the scheduled traveling route. The discharge control unit is configured to determine a target discharge electric power amount, which is a target value to be discharged before the vehicle reaches a start point of the regenerative section, based on a predicted regenerative electric power amount that is capable of being generated in the regenerative section, and perform the discharge control based on the target discharge electric power amount and a parameter that changes in accordance with a distance from the vehicle to the start point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaiwen TONG, Nobuyuki ARUGA, Masashi ETO, Akio FUTATSUDERA, Toshihiko FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20220055607
    Abstract: A control device of a vehicle includes a discharge control unit. The discharge control unit, in a case where a plurality of regenerative sections are included in a scheduled traveling route, extracts a first regenerative section on a vehicle side, a second regenerative section closest to the first regenerative section, and a dischargeable section between the first regenerative section and the second regenerative section. The discharge control unit, in a case where a predicted regenerative electric power amount in the first regenerative section is greater than a predicted discharge electric power amount in the dischargeable section, sets a section obtained by merging the first regenerative section, the second regenerative section, and the dischargeable section as a control target section, and performs the discharge control based on a remaining capacity of a power storage device and a predicted regenerative electric power amount in the control target section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaiwen TONG, Nobuyuki ARUGA, Masashi ETO, Akio FUTATSUDERA
  • Publication number: 20210291688
    Abstract: A power system includes a charge circuit connecting a low voltage circuit to a high voltage circuit; a charge control unit configured to execute an auxiliary charge control to charge a low voltage battery; a BCM configured to accept an ON operation or an OFF operation; and an auxiliary charge timing setting unit configured to set an auxiliary charge timing at which the auxiliary charge control is to be executed during a standstill period, the standstill period starting from acceptance of the OFF operation and ending at acceptance of the ON operation. If a soak time is shorter than an auxiliary charge-allowing period, the charge control unit executes the auxiliary charge control at the auxiliary charge timing set by the auxiliary charge timing setting unit, whereas if the soak time is longer than the auxiliary charge-allowing period, the charge control unit does not execute the auxiliary charge control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Motohisa HIROSE, Natsuki EHARA, Nobuyuki ARUGA, Kazuaki TAKIZAWA