Patents by Inventor Terutaka Tamaizumi

Terutaka Tamaizumi 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: 20200339188
    Abstract: A turning control system includes a controller. The controller is configured to perform a decrease process of decreasing a magnitude of an angle operation amount which is reflected in an operation process with respect to the magnitude of the angle operation amount calculated in an angle operation amount calculating process when a vehicle speed is equal to or lower than a prescribed speed and a magnitude of an input torque of a steering wheel is equal to or less than a prescribed value. The controller is configured to perform a correction process of correcting an input when the decrease process is performed such that a magnitude of the input decreases when an angle command value calculating process calculates an angle command value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terutaka TAMAIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20200339184
    Abstract: This steering control device is provided with a microcomputer. The microcomputer includes: a basic assist component calculation unit for calculating a basic assist component; an angle command value calculation unit for calculating an angle command value; an angle feedback control unit that calculates an assist command value via angle feedback control in which a pinion angle is made to follow the angle command value; and a control signal generation unit that generates a motor control signal on the basis of the assist command value. The basic assist component calculation unit includes: a torque command value calculation unit for calculating a torque command value that is a target value for steering torque to be input by a driver; and a torque feedback control unit that calculates the basic assist component via torque feedback control in which the steering torque is made to follow the torque command value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto MATSUO, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI, Akihiko NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200339187
    Abstract: A turning control system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to perform: a steering operation amount calculating process of calculating a steering operation amount; an angle command value calculating process of calculating an angle command value; an angle operation amount calculating process of calculating an angle operation amount; an operation process of operating a drive circuit of an electric motor; an adjustment process of adjusting a magnitude of a value obtained by subtracting the angle operation amount which is reflected in the operation process from the angle operation amount; and a correction process of correcting a magnitude of an input when the angle command value is calculated in the angle command value calculating process to be less when the magnitude of the subtracted value is great than when the magnitude of the subtracted value is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terutaka TAMAIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20200339186
    Abstract: A turning system includes a steering wheel, a turning actuator that has an electric motor incorporated thereinto and turns turning wheels, and a control device. The control device is configured to perform: a steering operation amount calculating process of calculating a steering operation amount; an angle command value calculating process of calculating an angle command value; an angle operation amount calculating process of calculating an angle operation amount; an operation process of operating a drive circuit of the electric motor; and a correction process of correcting a parameter upstream from the angle operation amount calculating process such that a drag force resisting an operation of the steering wheel for increasing magnitude of the turning angle is applied when the magnitude of the turning angle is equal to or greater than a turning angle threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terutaka TAMAIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20200331523
    Abstract: A driving assistance control device outputs a driving assistance command value to a steering control device as information indicating a target course that is generated on the basis of the detection result of a vehicle-mounted sensor. The driving assistance command value is output as a torque component or an angle component depending on the design of the driving assistance control device. In response, processing in which a driving assistance command value input from the exterior of the steering control device is used as input for angle control processing or input for torque control processing within an assist command value calculation unit is performed by a microcomputer as assistance command value input processing by an assistance command value input processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto MATSUO, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI, Akihiko NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200324812
    Abstract: A driving assistance control device outputs a driving assistance command value to a steering control device as information indicating a target course that is generated on the basis of the detection result of a vehicle-mounted sensor. The driving assistance command value is output as a torque component or an angle component depending on the design of the driving assistance control device. In response, processing in which a driving assistance command value input from the exterior of the steering control device is used as input for angle control processing or input for torque control processing within an assist command value calculation unit is performed by a microcomputer as assistance command value input processing by an assistance command value input processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto MATSUO, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI, Akihiko NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200269909
    Abstract: A steering controller includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to execute an operation process that operates a drive circuit of an electric motor using an operation signal to control torque of the electric motor based on a steering torque input by a driver and a correction process that corrects a calculation parameter that occurs during calculation of the operation signal based on a driving support command value input from outside of the processing circuitry. The driving support command value is used to support driving by the driver. The correction process includes a conversion process that converts a dimension of the driving support command value to a dimension of the calculation parameter, and a process that corrects the calculation parameter using the driving support command value of which the dimension has been converted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terutaka TAMAIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20200223475
    Abstract: A steering controller includes processing circuitry configured to execute a torque control process that calculates a steering-side operation amount, an angle feedback control process that calculates an angle-side operation amount, and an operation process that operates a drive circuit of an electric motor to adjust torque of the electric motor to a torque command value. The processing circuitry is further configured to execute a switch process that switches, when determining that a controllability of the electric motor is less than or equal to a predetermined efficiency, the torque command value from a value based on the angle-side operation amount to a value based on the steering-side operation amount instead of the angle-side operation amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, JTEKT EUROPE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Terutaka TAMAIZUMI, Tahar SLAMA, Pascal MOULAIRE, Pierre LARMINY
  • Publication number: 20200223477
    Abstract: A steering controller includes processing circuitry configured to execute a first operation process that, when an angle command value is not input from outside of the processing circuitry, calculates a first torque command value corresponding to a steering-side operation amount and operating a drive circuit of an electric motor to adjust torque of the electric motor to the first torque command value. The processing circuitry is further configured to execute a second operation process that, when the angle command value is input from the outside of the processing circuitry, calculates a second torque command value corresponding to at least an angle-side operation amount of the steering-side operation amount and the angle-side operation amount and operating the drive circuit of the electric motor to adjust the torque of the electric motor to the second torque command value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, JTEKT EUROPE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Terutaka TAMAIZUMI, Tahar SLAMA, Pascal MOULAIRE, Pierre LARMINY
  • Publication number: 20200172156
    Abstract: A steering controller includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to execute an operation process for calculating a torque command value corresponding to a sum of an amount by which the steering-side operation amount is converted into the torque required for the electric motor and an amount by which the steerable wheel-side operation amount is converted into the torque required for the electric motor and operate a drive circuit of the electric motor to adjust the torque of the electric motor to the torque command value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, JTEKT EUROPE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Terutaka TAMAIZUMI, Tahar SLAMA, Pascal MOULAIRE, Pierre LARMINY
  • Publication number: 20190367083
    Abstract: A steering control apparatus includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit computes a first component of a command value. The electronic control unit computes a target rotation angle of a rotatable element based on an input torque. The rotatable element rotates with an operation of the steering wheel. The electronic control unit computes a second component of the command value through feedback control. The electronic control unit computes an ideal axial force based on the target rotation angle. The electronic control unit shifts the ideal axial force as a function of a cross slope, which is a slope in a direction that intersects at right angles with a road, in a specified direction with reference to a neutral value of the ideal axial force, associated with a state where the vehicle travels straight ahead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KODERA, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI, Masayuki KITA, Isao NAMIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10392019
    Abstract: An ECU includes a deviation calculating circuit an assist control circuit, an automatic steering control circuit including an intervention determination switching circuit, an adder, a current command value calculating circuit The intervention determination switching circuit includes a count amount calculating circuit, an adder, an immediately-preceding count amount output circuit, a switching determination circuit, and an output switching circuit. The count amount calculating circuit calculates a count amount having a positive value or a negative value based on a steering torque absolute value calculated by an absolute value switching circuit. The adder calculates a total count amount that is the total sum of a presently calculated count amount and an immediately-preceding count amount calculated in an immediately-preceding calculation cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Maeda, Terutaka Tamaizumi, Jun Hasegawa, Masayuki Kita, Gempei Nakasone, Hiromasa Tamaki
  • Patent number: 10053147
    Abstract: A steered-angle command value calculation circuit calculates a steered-angle command value by adding a steering torque to a first assist component that is a sum of a basic assist control amount, a hysteresis control amount and a damping control amount. A steered-angle feedback control circuit calculates a second assist component by angle feedback control based on the steered-angle command value. A compensation control circuit generates the hysteresis control amount and the damping control amount based on a determination flag generated by a hand release determination circuit and indicating whether or not the steering state corresponds to a hand release state. The hand release determination circuit determines whether or not the steering state corresponds to the hand release state based on signs of a steering angle calculated by a steering-angle calculation circuit, a steering angular velocity that is a differential value of the steering angle, and a steering angle acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto Matsuo, Terutaka Tamaizumi
  • Patent number: 9914473
    Abstract: Provided is an electric power steering system that achieves a more appropriate steering feel. An ECU of the electric power steering system calculates a basic assist component and a target pinion angle based on at least steering torque. The ECU calculates a correction component for the basic assist component through feedback control in which an actual pinion angle is caused to match the target pinion angle. The ECU calculates an assist command value by adding the correction component to the basic assist component. The ECU corrects a hysteresis controlled variable and a viscosity component according to the rate of change (gradient) in a spring component with respect to a change in absolute value of the target pinion angle. Specifically, the ECU multiplies the hysteresis controlled variable and the viscosity component by gains that have a larger value as the rate of change in spring component increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terutaka Tamaizumi, Hirozumi Eki, Masayuki Kita
  • Publication number: 20180057009
    Abstract: An ECU includes a deviation calculating circuit an assist control circuit, an automatic steering control circuit including an intervention determination switching circuit, an adder, a current command value calculating circuit The intervention determination switching circuit includes a count amount calculating circuit, an adder, an immediately-preceding count amount output circuit, a switching determination circuit, and an output switching circuit. The count amount calculating circuit calculates a count amount having a positive value or a negative value based on a steering torque absolute value calculated by an absolute value switching circuit. The adder calculates a total count amount that is the total sum of a presently calculated count amount and an immediately-preceding count amount calculated in an immediately-preceding calculation cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo MAEDA, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI, Jun HASEGAWA, Masayuki KITA, Gempei NAKASONE, Hiromasa TAMAKI
  • Patent number: 9889879
    Abstract: A steering control device capable of transmitting road surface state to a driver is provided. An ideal vehicle model computes first spring reaction force torque based on a target pinion angle and second spring reaction force torque based on at least lateral acceleration as components of a spring component of a steering assist force. The ideal vehicle model combines the first and second spring reaction force torques with specified proportions of use to compute the spring component. The ideal vehicle model decides the proportions of use of the first and second spring reaction force torques on the basis of a distribution gain set in accordance with the difference value between the first and second spring reaction force torques. The ideal vehicle model increases the proportion of use of the second spring reaction force torque as the difference value between the first and second spring reaction force torques is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao Namikawa, Terutaka Tamaizumi
  • Patent number: 9821836
    Abstract: Restriction values (upper limit and lower limit) for an assist control amount are set individually for each of state amounts including steering torque ? used to compute the assist control amount. A value obtained by summing such restriction values is set as a final restriction value for the assist control amount. Even though the assist control amount with an abnormal value is computed, the assist control amount is restricted to an appropriate value by the final restriction value. In addition, a transition is made from a primary assist control amount which is restricted to a secondary assist control amount computed separately from the primary assist control amount at the timing when a certain time elapses since the assist control amount is restricted. As the steering torque ? is increased, the speed of transition from the primary assist control amount to the secondary assist control amount is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Itamoto, Terutaka Tamaizumi, Shingo Maeda
  • Publication number: 20170247048
    Abstract: A steering control device capable of transmitting road surface state to a driver is provided. An ideal vehicle model computes first spring reaction force torque based on a target pinion angle and second spring reaction force torque based on at least lateral acceleration as components of a spring component of a steering assist force. The ideal vehicle model combines the first and second spring reaction force torques with specified proportions of use to compute the spring component. The ideal vehicle model decides the proportions of use of the first and second spring reaction force torques on the basis of a distribution gain set in accordance with the difference value between the first and second spring reaction force torques. The ideal vehicle model increases the proportion of use of the second spring reaction force torque as the difference value between the first and second spring reaction force torques is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao NAMIKAWA, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20170247051
    Abstract: A steered-angle command value calculation circuit calculates a steered-angle command value by adding a steering torque to a first assist component that is a sum of a basic assist control amount, a hysteresis control amount and a damping control amount. A steered-angle feedback control circuit calculates a second assist component by angle feedback control based on the steered-angle command value. A compensation control circuit generates the hysteresis control amount and the damping control amount based on a determination flag generated by a hand release determination circuit and indicating whether or not the steering state corresponds to a hand release state. The hand release determination circuit determines whether or not the steering state corresponds to the hand release state based on signs of a steering angle calculated by a steering-angle calculation circuit, a steering angular velocity that is a differential value of the steering angle, and a steering angle acceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto MATSUO, Terutaka TAMAIZUMI
  • Patent number: 9718492
    Abstract: An end determination unit determines that a steering apparatus is in an end touching state when an angle deviation, which is a difference between an actual turning angle and a target turning angle, exceeds a threshold. This angle deviation exceeds the threshold before a large axial force is generated in a steering shaft. Accordingly, is it possible to determine that the steering apparatus is in the end touching state more quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terutaka Tamaizumi, Hirozumi Eki, Masayuki Kita, Isao Namikawa