Patents by Inventor Takeshi Torii

Takeshi Torii 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: 11028906
    Abstract: A vehicle drive system including: a rotating electric machine; an output drivingly coupled to a wheel; a differential gear device provided in a power transmission path between the rotating electric machine and the output, the differential gear device including at least a first rotating element drivingly coupled to the rotating electric machine, a second rotating element drivingly coupled to the output, and a third rotating element that is selectively fixed by a one-way clutch to a non-rotating member and that is selectively fixed by a friction brake to the non-rotating member; and a clutch that selectively couples together two of the first rotating element, the second rotating element, and the third rotating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Hiroshi Kato, Takuro Iwase, Keisuke Nakashima, Daisuke Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 11009079
    Abstract: A vehicle drive apparatus includes: a sleeve including a first peripheral surface provided side by side with a spline; a connecting member including a groove provided side by side with a spline in spline engagement with the spline, recessed radially relative to the first peripheral surface, and including a bottom surface that serves as a second peripheral surface facing the first peripheral surface; and a tolerance ring disposed in the groove so as to exert a radial elastic force between the sleeve and the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Daisuke Yamaoka, Atsushi Okuda, Tetsuya Yamauchi, Atsushige Kawasaka, Masashi Ikemura, Yosuke Michikoshi
  • Publication number: 20210091629
    Abstract: When a case of a rotary electric machine has an inner case member that houses a stator and an outer case member that houses the inner case member, a vibration that is transmitted from stator to the outer case member via inner case member is suppressed. The inner case portion is provided with a first tubular portion and a first protruding portion that protrudes toward a radial inner side from the first tubular portion on an axial first side. The outer case portion is provided with a second tubular portion and a second protruding portion that protrudes toward the radial inner side from the second tubular portion on the axial first side with respect to the first protruding portion. A coolant flow path is formed between the first tubular portion and the second tubular portion, and the first protruding portion and the second protruding portion are fixed to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro IWASE, Masaomi ASANO, Daisuke YAMAOKA, Takeshi TORII, Hiroaki SANJI, Jun SUZUKI, Isao FUJISHIMA, Keisuke NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210003196
    Abstract: An oil supply device has: a first hydraulic pump driven by power transmitted through a power transmission path; a second hydraulic pump driven by a second driving force source independent from the power transmission path; a first supply oil passage that supplies oil discharged by the first hydraulic pump to a lubrication required part of a transmission; and a second supply oil passage that supplies oil discharged by the second hydraulic pump to a hydraulic drive portion of a specific engagement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki SAITO, Aito IDE, Takeshi TORII, Takuro IWASE
  • Publication number: 20200282989
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes a skill level acquiring unit and an inter-vehicle distance controller. The skill level acquiring unit is configured to acquire a driving skill level of a driver of a first vehicle other than a second vehicle. The second vehicle is an own vehicle. The inter-vehicle distance controller is configured to control an inter-vehicle distance from the first vehicle to the second vehicle on the basis of the driving skill level acquired by the skill level acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko SUGIYAMA, Takeshi TORII, Ryuichi SUMIKAWA, Noeru SATO
  • Publication number: 20200285865
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus, for a vehicle, includes a skill level determining unit, a driving load determining unit, and an information provision controller. The skill level determining unit is configured to determine a driving skill level of a driver of the vehicle when the vehicle is traveling. The driving load determining unit is configured to determine a driving load on the driver. The information provision controller is configured to control provision of information to the driver on the basis of the driving skill level and the driving load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noeru SATO, Takeshi TORII, Ryuichi SUMIKAWA, Akiko SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200284603
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, for a vehicle, includes a skill level acquiring unit, a vehicle position information acquiring unit, and a map acquiring generating unit. The skill level acquiring unit is configured to acquire driving skill levels of respective drivers of a plurality of vehicles. The vehicle position information acquiring unit is configured to acquire pieces of position information of the vehicles. The map acquiring generating unit is configured to acquire map information on the basis of the driving skill levels acquired by the skill level acquiring unit and the pieces of position information acquired by the vehicle position information acquiring unit. The map information indicates presence of the vehicles on a road map in accordance with the respective driving skill levels of the drivers of the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi SUMIKAWA, Takeshi TORII, Noeru SATO, Akiko SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200278011
    Abstract: A vehicle drive system including: a rotating electric machine; an output drivingly coupled to a wheel; a differential gear device provided in a power transmission path between the rotating electric machine and the output, the differential gear device including at least a first rotating element drivingly coupled to the rotating electric machine, a second rotating element drivingly coupled to the output, and a third rotating element that is selectively fixed by a one-way clutch to a non-rotating member and that is selectively fixed by a friction brake to the non-rotating member; and a clutch that selectively couples together two of the first rotating element, the second rotating element, and the third rotating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi TORII, Hiroshi KATO, Takuro IWASE, Keisuke NAKASHIMA, Daisuke YAMAOKA
  • Patent number: 10753358
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus includes an oil pump disposed between a hydraulic controller and a strainer. The oil pump includes a rotor (3) and a housing provided with a rotor chamber housing the rotor (3). Rotation of the rotor (3) causes oil to be sucked into an oil chamber (c1) defined by the rotor (3), and the oil is pressurized and discharged therefrom. The housing is provided with a first oil passage (71) through which oil sucked from a reservoir through the strainer flows toward the oil chamber, and a second oil passage (72) through which oil refluxed from the hydraulic controller flows toward the oil chamber. The second oil passage (72) includes a curved oil passage curved along the rotor (3) and is disposed such that the oil refluxed from the hydraulic controller flows in a rotation direction of the rotor (3) through the curved oil passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Saito, Takeshi Torii, Atsushi Chujo
  • Patent number: 10663011
    Abstract: A speed change device where the plurality of oil holes have a plurality of first oil holes that are closest to the piston in the axial direction and that are disposed side by side in a circumferential direction, and a plurality of different oil holes that are farther from the piston than the plurality of first oil holes in the axial direction, the plurality of oil holes enabling the working oil to be supplied to spaces between the plurality of inner friction plates and the outer friction plates; and a number of the plurality of different oil holes is smaller than a number of the plurality of first oil holes, the plurality of different oil holes being disposed side by side in the circumferential direction at a position that is farther from the piston than the plurality of first oil holes in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nakatsune Hattori, Takeshi Torii
  • Patent number: 10647201
    Abstract: A drive assist device includes a fatigue degree estimator and a display controller. The fatigue degree estimator estimates a fatigue degree of a driver of a vehicle. The display controller changes a display range of an optical flow to be presented to the driver, on a basis of the fatigue degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noeru Sato, Takeshi Torii, Hiroyuki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10564434
    Abstract: A display control device for a vehicle includes: a display controller that displays a predetermined display image on a windshield of the vehicle; a visibility reducing area detector that detects a presence or an absence of a visibility reducing area which reduces a visibility of the display image on the windshield; and a gaze detector that detects a gaze of a driver. When the display image overlaps with the visibility reducing area and the driver does not keep the gaze on the display image, the display controller moves the display image to an outside of the visibility reducing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noeru Sato, Takeshi Torii, Ryuichi Sumikawa
  • Patent number: 10543871
    Abstract: A drive assist device includes a determiner and a display controller. The determiner determines a parameter related to a current driving state of a vehicle. The display controller controls display of a display object that moves in response to operation of a steering wheel, and controls a movement of the display object with respect to a movement of the steering wheel, in accordance with a magnitude of the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Noeru Sato, Hiroyuki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10479202
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display device, a position acquiring unit, and a display controller. The display device is configured to provide a display on a window of a vehicle. The position acquiring unit is configured to acquire a position of a target person present outside the vehicle. The display controller is configured to control the display device to invert the display to be provided for the target person, on the basis of the position of the target person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Noeru Sato, Ryuichi Sumikawa
  • Patent number: 10393162
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a joint part in which a first metal piece and a second metal piece are joined to each other by performing welding by irradiating a high-energy beam to a joint surface on which the first metal piece and the second metal piece face each other, the first metal piece including a first flow path for passage of a fluid provided at a specific depth from a surface on a side exposed to the high-energy beam, the second metal piece including a second flow path for passage of the fluid provided at a specific depth from the surface on the side exposed to the high-energy beam, and the first flow path and the second flow path being coupled to each other on the joint surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Iwama, Hiroyuki Ono, Takeshi Torii, Keisuke Nakashima, Yusuke Miyamoto, Tetsuya Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10385963
    Abstract: A power transfer device that includes a transmission, a drive pinion gear to which power from the transmission is transferred, a differential ring gear disposed below the drive pinion gear and meshed with the drive pinion gear, a differential gear coupled to the differential ring gear, and a cover that covers at least a part of the differential gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Kazuya Kawamura, Tomoki Nishikubo, Shinya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10369995
    Abstract: An information processing device includes circuitry configured to acquire, from vehicles each of which has a lane keeping function of allowing each of the vehicles to travel along a lane, a use information of the lane keeping function during a travel, extract a region in which a use rate of the lane keeping function is low, on the basis of the use information, and transmit a notification information based on the use rate to a given vehicle having the lane keeping function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Torii
  • Patent number: 10346698
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display device, a determiner, and a display controller. The display device is configured to provide a display on a window of a vehicle. The determiner is configured to determine awakening levels of a driver and an occupant of the vehicle. The display controller is configured to control displaying of the display device, and change the display provided by the display device in accordance with the awakening levels of the driver and the occupant determined by the determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Noeru Sato, Ryuichi Sumikawa
  • Patent number: 10336188
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display device, a driver state determiner, and a display controller. The display device is configured to provide a display on a window of a vehicle. The driver state determiner is configured to determine whether a driver of the vehicle is in a normal state. The display controller is configured to control displaying of the display device, depending on whether the driver is in the normal state. The display controller is configured to control the displaying of the display device to provide a display for the driver when the driver is determined by the driver state determiner as being in the normal state, and to provide a display for an outside of the vehicle when the driver is determined by the driver state determiner as not being in the normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Noeru Sato, Ryuichi Sumikawa
  • Patent number: 10311735
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display device, a determiner, and a display controller. The display device is mounted on a vehicle. The determiner is configured to determine whether a person present outside the vehicle enters a blind spot of a driver of the vehicle. The display controller is configured to control, when the person enters the blind spot, the display device to display a warning to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noeru Sato, Takeshi Torii, Ryuichi Sumikawa