Patents by Inventor Satoshi CHIKAZAWA

Satoshi CHIKAZAWA 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: 20090026993
    Abstract: A load drive control circuit includes a drive circuit for driving a load. A control circuit, connected to the drive circuit by diagnostic lines, provides the drive circuit with a control command that specifies an operation state. The drive circuit drives the load in the operation state specified by the control command, generates a diagnostic output including diagnostic notification signals each having an H level or an L level, and provides the diagnostic notification signals of the diagnostic output to the control circuit. A signal output unit outputs first and second diagnostic outputs respectively in response to the first and second control command from the control circuit. A diagnostic line failure determination unit checks whether the first and second diagnostic outputs are both normal to determine whether the diagnostic lines includes a failure or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Yasushi Nishibe, Satoki Uruno, Takashi Nagao, Satoshi Chikazawa