Patents by Inventor Shuhei Miyachi

Shuhei Miyachi 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: 20200381343
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes: semiconductor devices; a resin mold that integrally seals the semiconductor devices; and external terminals that are disposed at a lateral side of the resin mold along a direction perpendicular to a thickness direction of the semiconductor devices. Each semiconductor device includes an insulated gate semiconductor device having a gate electrode, a first electrode, and a second electrode. In the insulated gate semiconductor device, carriers move from the first electrode to the second electrode through a channel provided by a voltage applied to the gate electrode. The external terminals include: a gate terminal electrically connected to the gate electrode; a first terminal electrically connected to the first electrode; and a second terminal electrically connected to the second electrode. The gate terminal and the second terminal, which are electrically connected to an identical semiconductor device, are not adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Shuhei Miyachi, Takaharu Kozawa, Toshihiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10855133
    Abstract: A drive device includes a cover and a connector case. The cover is shaped into a cup form and has a connector insertion hole at a bottom portion of the cover. In a view taken in a connector inserting direction, the connector insertion hole is larger than a contour of a connector portion of the connector case, and a gap between an inner wall surface of the connector insertion hole and the contour of the connector portion is equal to or smaller than 3 mm. Thereby, although the connector insertion hole is formed to be larger than the connector portion to enable the insertion of the connector portion into the connector insertion hole at a time of assembly, a size of a cross section of the opening of the connector insertion hole is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuhei Miyachi, Takashi Tsuboi
  • Publication number: 20200047805
    Abstract: A steering angle detection device includes plural control units and plural steering angle sensors. Each control unit is configured to transmit steering angle information related to a steering angle of a vehicle to an external device and transmit and receive information mutually therebetween. Each steering angle sensor is provided in correspondence to each control unit and configured to output a sensor signal corresponding to a detection value of a change in the steering angle to the corresponding control unit. One of the control units transmits, as a transmission control unit, the steering angle information to the external device at one transmission timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Atsuko OKA, Shuji KURAMITSU, Koichi NAKAMURA, Yuki WATANABE, Toshihiro FUJITA, Takaharu KOZAWA, Shuhei MIYACHI, Katsuhiko HAYASHI, Masaya TAKI, Toshimitsu SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200047806
    Abstract: A steering angle detection device is provided with a plurality of rotation angle sensors and a plurality of control units. The rotation angle sensors are capable of at least continuously calculating a rotation speed while an ignition switch of a vehicle is turned off, and are provided so as to correspond to steering angle calculation units which calculate steering angle based on the rotation speed and a rotation angle acquired from the rotation angle sensors and midpoint information related to the neutral position of a steering member. Power supplies are provided on a per-system basis. The rotation angle sensors or the control units are capable of holding the midpoint information while the ignition switch is turned off. If a power supply abnormality resulting in power supply failure occurs in some of the systems, the control unit of the abnormal system acquires the midpoint information and the rotation speed from the control unit of a normal system when the ignition switch is turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Takaharu KOZAWA, Shuji KURAMITSU, Koichi NAKAMURA, Yuki WATANABE, Atsuko OKA, Toshihiro FUJITA, Shuhei MIYACHI, Masaya TAKI, Toshimitsu SAKAI, Katsuhiko HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10486735
    Abstract: In a rotation detecting apparatus, while a switch is in an on state so that electrical power is supplied from a power source to a controller via the switch, the controller receives, as a first output signal, an output signal output from an output unit of a first rotation sensor, and receives, as a second output signal, an output signal output from an output unit of the second rotation sensor. The first output signal includes at least the first rotational information and the second rotational information based on the first rotation sensor, and the second output signal includes at least the first rotational information and the second rotational information based on the second rotation sensor. The controller determines whether there is a malfunction in each of the first and second rotation sensors as a function of the first output signal and the second output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Fujita, Takaharu Kozawa, Shuhei Miyachi, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Shuji Kuramitsu, Koichi Nakamura, Yuki Watanabe, Atsuko Oka, Masaya Taki, Toshimitsu Sakai
  • Publication number: 20190296602
    Abstract: A drive device includes a cover and a connector case. The cover is shaped into a cup form and has a connector insertion hole at a bottom portion of the cover. In a view taken in a connector inserting direction, the connector insertion hole is larger than a contour of a connector portion of the connector case, and a gap between an inner wall surface of the connector insertion hole and the contour of the connector portion is equal to or smaller than 3 mm. Thereby, although the connector insertion hole is formed to be larger than the connector portion to enable the insertion of the connector portion into the connector insertion hole at a time of assembly, a size of a cross section of the opening of the connector insertion hole is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shuhei MIYACHI, Takashi TSUBOI
  • Patent number: 10328972
    Abstract: In a rotation detecting apparatus, a sensor includes a sensor element outputting a measurement value representing rotation of a detection target, and a circuit module. The circuit module includes a rotational angle calculator calculating, based on the measurement value, rotational angle information indicative of a rotational angle of the detection target. The rotational angle calculator generates a rotational angle signal including the rotational angle information. The circuit module includes a rotation number calculator calculating, based on the measurement value, rotation number information representing the number of rotations of the detection target. The rotation number calculator generates a rotation number signal including the rotation number information. An output unit outputs, as an output signal, a series of the rotational angle signal and the rotation number signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Fujita, Hideki Kabune, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Takaharu Kozawa, Shuhei Miyachi, Koichi Nakamura, Yuki Watanabe, Atsuko Oka, Shuji Kuramitsu, Toshimitsu Sakai, Masaya Taki
  • Publication number: 20190152524
    Abstract: In a rotation detecting apparatus, each of first and second sensor elements measures rotation of a detection target. A circuit module includes first and second rotational angle calculators each calculating, based on a corresponding one of a first measurement value of the first sensor element and a second measurement value of the second sensor element, a rotational angle of the detection target. The circuit module includes first and second rotation number calculators each calculating, based on the corresponding one of the first measurement value and the second measurement value, a rotation number of the detection target. The circuit module includes first and second communicators each outputting, to a controller, a rotational angle signal based on the rotational angle and a rotation number signal based on the rotation number. A package packages the first and second sensor elements, and is mounted to a circuit board separately from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Toshihiro FUJITA, Katsuhiko HAYASHI, Takaharu KOZAWA, Shuhei MIYACHI, Koichi NAKAMURA, Yuki WATANABE, Atsuko OKA, Shuji KURAMITSU, Toshimitsu SAKAI, Masaya TAKI
  • Patent number: 10148156
    Abstract: A first power control system has a first to a third motor wires and a second power control system has a fourth to a sixth motor wires. The first to the third motor wires and the fourth to the sixth motor wires are located on a concentric circle of a center of a magnet and located to be symmetrical to each other with respect to the magnet. The first and the third motor wires, which are located at both sides of the second motor wire in a circumferential direction of an electric motor portion, are asymmetrically arranged with respect to the second motor wire. The fourth and the sixth motor wires, which are located at both sides of the fifth motor wire in the circumferential direction, are asymmetrically arranged with respect to the fifth motor wire. As a result, a size of an electrical driving device can be made smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuhei Miyachi
  • Publication number: 20180229761
    Abstract: In a rotation detecting apparatus, while a switch is in an on state so that electrical power is supplied from a power source to a controller via the switch, the controller receives, as a first output signal, an output signal output from an output unit of a first rotation sensor, and receives, as a second output signal, an output signal output from an output unit of the second rotation sensor. The first output signal includes at least the first rotational information and the second rotational information based on the first rotation sensor, and the second output signal includes at least the first rotational information and the second rotational information based on the second rotation sensor. The controller determines whether there is a malfunction in each of the first and second rotation sensors as a function of the first output signal and the second output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Toshihiro Fujita, Takaharu Kozawa, Shuhei Miyachi, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Shuji Kuramitsu, Koichi Nakamura, Yuki Watanabe, Atsuko Oka, Masaya Taki, Toshimitsu Sakai
  • Patent number: 9834247
    Abstract: A connector unit of a drive device includes an electric power supply connector, a signal connector, a base portion and leg portions and is fixed to an opposite side of a heat sink, which is opposite from an electric motor. The leg portions are formed at an outer peripheral edge of the base portion. A cover member receives the connector unit and the heat sink in the state where the electric power supply connector and the signal connector are exposed from the cover member. A connector side O-ring is installed between the base portion and the cover member. A height position of a first end surface of each leg portion is on a first side of a second base end surface of the base portion. With this construction, it is possible to limit deterioration of waterproofness of the drive device caused by a thermal load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Abe, Yasufumi Matsuo, Shuhei Miyachi
  • Patent number: 9791298
    Abstract: A rotation angle detector has a rotation angle sensor and a microcomputer, where the sensor detects a change of a magnetic field of a magnet that rotates with a shaft. The microcomputer has a first corrector for correcting a pre-correction mechanical angle, based on a first correction value that corrects an error due to an assembly process for assembling the magnet and the sensor, and a second corrector for correcting the pre-correction mechanical angle based on a second correction value that corrects an error due to a spill magnetic flux that is generated by a supply of an electric current to a winding wire. In such configuration, the rotation angle detector may correct the error due to the spill magnetic flux, thereby enabling an accurate detection of a mechanical angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuta Kadoike, Shuhei Miyachi, Takafumi Satou
  • Publication number: 20170291640
    Abstract: In a rotation detecting apparatus, a sensor includes a sensor element outputting a measurement value representing rotation of a detection target, and a circuit module. The circuit module includes a rotational angle calculator calculating, based on the measurement value, rotational angle information indicative of a rotational angle of the detection target. The rotational angle calculator generates a rotational angle signal including the rotational angle information. The circuit module includes a rotation number calculator calculating, based on the measurement value, rotation number information representing the number of rotations of the detection target. The rotation number calculator generates a rotation number signal including the rotation number information. An output unit outputs, as an output signal, a series of the rotational angle signal and the rotation number signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Toshihiro Fujita, Hideki Kabune, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Takaharu Kozawa, Shuhei Miyachi, Koichi Nakamura, Yuki Watanabe, Atsuko Oka, Shuji Kuramitsu, Toshimitsu Sakai, Masaya Taki
  • Publication number: 20170158223
    Abstract: A connector unit of a drive device includes an electric power supply connector, a signal connector, a base portion and leg portions and is fixed to an opposite side of a heat sink, which is opposite from an electric motor. The leg portions are formed at an outer peripheral edge of the base portion. A cover member receives the connector unit and the heat sink in the state where the electric power supply connector and the signal connector are exposed from the cover member. A connector side O-ring is installed between the base portion and the cover member. A height position of a first end surface of each leg portion is on a first side of a second base end surface of the base portion. With this construction, it is possible to limit deterioration of waterproofness of the drive device caused by a thermal load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Tatsuya Abe, Yasufumi Matsuo, Shuhei Miyachi
  • Patent number: 9627947
    Abstract: A circuit board is held by a holding member. A connector portion is located on an opposite side of the circuit board from the holding member. A connector terminal is projected from a portion of the peripheral wall portion, bent at a bent portion toward the circuit board, and connected with the circuit board. The connector terminal includes a projected portion, which is located closer to the peripheral wall portion than the bent portion, and an inserted portion, which is inserted in a through hole of the circuit board. The projected portion is shifted from the inserted portion when viewed from a side of the connector portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Sugiura, Shuhei Miyachi
  • Publication number: 20160276764
    Abstract: A circuit board is held by a holding member. A connector portion is located on an opposite side of the circuit board from the holding member. A connector terminal is projected from a portion of the peripheral wall portion, bent at a bent portion toward the circuit board, and connected with the circuit board. The connector terminal includes a projected portion, which is located closer to the peripheral wall portion than the bent portion, and an inserted portion, which is inserted in a through hole of the circuit board. The projected portion is shifted from the inserted portion when viewed from a side of the connector portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu SUGIURA, Shuhei MIYACHI
  • Publication number: 20160202087
    Abstract: A rotation angle detector has a rotation angle sensor and a microcomputer, where the sensor detects a change of a magnetic field of a magnet that rotates with a shaft. The microcomputer has a first corrector for correcting a pre-correction mechanical angle, based on a first correction value that corrects an error due to an assembly process for assembling the magnet and the sensor, and a second corrector for correcting the pre-correction mechanical angle based on a second correction value that corrects an error due to a spill magnetic flux that is generated by a supply of an electric current to a winding wire. In such configuration, the rotation angle detector may correct the error due to the spill magnetic flux, thereby enabling an accurate detection of a mechanical angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Yuuta Kadoike, Shuhei Miyachi, Takafumi Satou
  • Publication number: 20150155764
    Abstract: A first power control system has a first to a third motor wires and a second power control system has a fourth to a sixth motor wires. The first to the third motor wires and the fourth to the sixth motor wires are located on a concentric circle of a center of a magnet and located to be symmetrical to each other with respect to the magnet. The first and the third motor wires, which are located at both sides of the second motor wire in a circumferential direction of an electric motor portion, are asymmetrically arranged with respect to the second motor wire. The fourth and the sixth motor wires, which are located at both sides of the fifth motor wire in the circumferential direction, are asymmetrically arranged with respect to the fifth motor wire. As a result, a size of an electrical driving device can be made smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Shuhei MIYACHI
  • Patent number: 8963388
    Abstract: A drive unit used in an electric power steering device has a motor and a control unit. A motor wire of the motor has a terminal, which is engaged with a power board side terminal of the control unit to electrically couple the motor and the control unit. In such structure, the motor and the control unit may be electrically coupled and decoupled, without the use of a special tool. Further, a terminal holder is disposed on an opening of the motor by a first short protrusion and a second short protrusion, thereby coupling the terminal to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Miyachi, Hiroshi Imai
  • Publication number: 20140145564
    Abstract: A housing and a rotary shaft of a motor are formed of non-magnetic material. A soft magnetic member is provided between a first axial end surface of a fixed core and a bearing. The soft magnetic member is provided on the fixed core side relative to the first bearing thereby to suppress magnetic flux leaking to a vicinity of one end part of the rotary shaft by leading the magnetic flux, which is generated from a rotor, to the rotor core through the fixed core and a casing. A magnetic angular position sensor fixed to one end part of the rotary shaft can detect a magnetic angular position of the rotor accurately without being affected by external magnetic field. As a result, noise generated by vibration of the motor can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto TANIGUCHI, Jirou HAYASHI, Tatsuya INAGAKI, Akihito NAITOU, Hiroki TOMIZAWA, Masaaki YAMADA, Masashi YAMASAKI, Yasufumi MATSUO, Shuhei MIYACHI, Nobuhiko URYU