Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Koike

Tomoyuki Koike 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: 10510258
    Abstract: A vehicle control method is provided for the suppression of electric power supplied from a battery to other electrical equipment in the event an alternator fails during automatic driving by use of automatic driving electrical equipment. The vehicle control method includes detecting surrounding information of the vehicle in an event the alternator fails during automatic driving by use of the automatic driving electrical equipment, estimating electric power to be consumed by the automatic driving electrical equipment until the vehicle stops based on a plan for stopping the vehicle in a safe location in accordance with the surrounding information that was detected, and reducing the electric power supplied from the battery to the other electrical equipment apart from the automatic driving electrical equipment as the estimated amount of electric power increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akifumi Koishi, Tomoyuki Koike, Atsushi Tezuka
  • Publication number: 20190368611
    Abstract: A structure allowing a gasket to be mounted on a fluid device is provided. The gasket includes an annular attaching portion that has a first slope at an axial end. The fluid device includes an annular attached portion with a second slope that contacts the first slope. The first slope at least partially includes a contact area that contacts the second slope to seal a gap between the first slope and the second slope. The contact area has an annular bulge protruding toward the second slope in contrast to other portions of the first slope so that the bulge is the earliest contact portion with the second slope when the contact area is brought into contact with the second slope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi NAKANO, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Tomohiro ADACHI, Kazukiyo TESHIMA, Motoaki NARUO
  • Publication number: 20190368609
    Abstract: A structure allowing a gasket to be mounted on a fluid device is provided. The gasket includes an annular attaching portion that has a first slope at an axial end. The fluid device includes an annular attached portion with a second slope that contacts the first slope. The first slope at least partially includes two or more pressing areas, which are partitioned by annular steps. The second slope at least partially includes two or more pressed areas, which are partitioned by annular steps to fit the steps between the pressing areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro ADACHI, Atsushi NAKANO, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Kazukiyo TESHIMA, Motoaki NARUO
  • Publication number: 20190359200
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a motor, a clutch and a control unit. The motor is configured to apply torque to a power transmission path between an engine and a drive wheel. The clutch is disposed between the engine and the drive wheel. The control unit stops fuel injection of the engine when the engine is greater than or equal to a prescribed engine rotational speed during deceleration, and restarts the fuel injection after disengaging the clutch, and then stops the power running of the motor after resuming the fuel injection of the engine. The control unit drives the motor to carry out power running such that a deceleration of the vehicle becomes less than or equal to a prescribed value when fuel injection of the engine is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Akifumi KOISHI, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Atsushi TEZUKA
  • Publication number: 20190331272
    Abstract: A resin tube fitting prevents backwaters between its body and inner ring. The fitting includes a body, an inner ring, and a union nut. The body has main, outer, and inner sleeves, and a groove. The inner ring has a cylinder, an insert, and outer and inner protrusions. The union nut has a body and a pressing member. The inner sleeve has a through hole serving as a channel. The inner protrusion extends from the cylinder to an axial direction to contact the inner sleeve. The inner protrusion has a through hole serving as another channel connected with the inner sleeve's channel. The tip of the inner protrusion has an inner diameter not less than the minimum inner diameter of the inner sleeve. An inner peripheral surface is located at the inner periphery of the inner protrusion and causes it to reduce in inner diameter toward another axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto FUJII, Toshihide IIDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Motoaki NARUO
  • Patent number: 10436364
    Abstract: A structure of a resin-made pipe joint includes a joint body having a cylindrical shape, a sleeve having a cylindrical press-inserting portion which is press-insertable into the joint body and a cylindrical coupling portion which is press-insertable into a tube, and a fastening member for fixing the tube which is in a state where the coupling portion is press-inserted, to the joint body through the sleeve. The sleeve contains a sealing surface in an outer circumferential surface of the press-inserting portion, the sealing surface being closely contactable with an inner circumferential surface of the joint body, and comprises a non-contacting surface between the press-inserting portion and the coupling portion, the non-contacting surface forming a space with respect to the inner circumferential surface of the joint body, when the sealing surface is closely contacted with the inner circumferential surface of the joint body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujii, Masaki Miyamoto, Tatsuya Fujii, Toshihide Iida, Tomoyuki Koike, Shintaro Makihata
  • Publication number: 20190256019
    Abstract: A control method is performed to control first and second storage devices that are connected in parallel to an electric generator in which the second storage device has a lower internal resistance than that of the first storage device. In a case where a driver has requested automated driving during charging of the first storage device (e.g., a lead-acid battery) in a state in which a generator and the second storage device (e.g., a lithium-ion battery) are disconnected, the generator and the second storage device are electrically connected even when a charge ratio of the lead-acid battery is less than a prescribed percentage. In a case where the driver has not requested the automated driving, the generator and the second storage device are electrically connected after the charge ratio of the first storage device has reached the prescribed percentage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi TEZUKA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Akifumi KOISHI
  • Publication number: 20190257458
    Abstract: A resin tube fitting has a body with a sleeve allowing the longitudinal end of the tube to be put therein, an inner ring with a press-in portion configured to be pressed in the longitudinal end of the tube, and a union nut with a connector configured to be screwed to an outer periphery of the body to allow the longitudinal end of the tube to be put radially between the connector and the press-in portion. The inner ring and the union nut are made of resin, which has a property of contracting in response to change in ambient temperature. The radial contraction rate of the connector is higher by 0.05% or more than that of the press-in portion of the inner ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto FUJII, Masaki MIYAMOTO, Tatsuya FUJII, Toshihide IIDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Shintaro MAKIHATA
  • Patent number: 10364759
    Abstract: A vehicle traveling control method includes detecting a remaining fuel amount in a fuel tank including a fuel chamber in which a suction port of a fuel pump is disposed for sucking fuel to be supplied to an engine, the fuel tank being configured to generate negative pressure for sucking fuel to the fuel chamber by ejecting a part of fuel sucked by the fuel pump into the fuel chamber via a fuel line, permitting, when a predetermined condition is satisfied, inertial traveling during which a vehicle travels, with the engine kept stopped, operating, when the detected remaining fuel amount is less than a first threshold, the fuel pump despite the engine stopped owing to the inertial traveling, and prohibiting stop of the engine when the detected remaining fuel amount is less than a second threshold smaller than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Koike, Munemitsu Watanabe, Akifumi Koishi, Terumasa Tsuchiya, Masahiko Tahara, Atsushi Tezuka
  • Publication number: 20190213888
    Abstract: A vehicle control method is provided for the suppression of electric power supplied from a battery to other electrical equipment in the event an alternator fails during automatic driving by use of automatic driving electrical equipment. The vehicle control method includes detecting surrounding information of the vehicle in an event the alternator fails during automatic driving by use of the automatic driving electrical equipment, estimating electric power to be consumed by the automatic driving electrical equipment until the vehicle stops based on a plan for stopping the vehicle in a safe location in accordance with the surrounding information that was detected, and reducing the electric power supplied from the battery to the other electrical equipment apart from the automatic driving electrical equipment as the estimated amount of electric power increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Akifumi KOISHI, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Atsushi TEZUKA
  • Publication number: 20190203858
    Abstract: A resin tube fitting has: a body with an outer sleeve; an inner ring including an insert portion insertable into the outer sleeve to contact the outer sleeve radially, and a press-in portion configured to be pressed into a longitudinal end of the tube; and a union nut configured to be engageable with the body. The body and the inner ring are made of resin, which has a property of contracting in response to change in ambient temperature. A radial contraction rate of the outer sleeve of the body is designed to be higher by 0.09% or more than that of the insert portion of the inner ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto FUJII, Masaki MIYAMOTO, Tatsuya FUJll, Toshihide IIDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Shintaro MAKIHATA
  • Publication number: 20190193315
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a resin pipe joint with a joint body includes the following steps. Preparing a mold and a supply device configured to supply molten resin. The mold includes a first mold for an outer shape of the joint body and a second mold for an inner shape of the joint body. Combining the second mold with the first mold to form a cavity, into which the molten resin is injectable, inside the mold. Supplying the molten resin to the cavity in the mold. Solidifying the molten resin in the cavity after stop of the supply of the molten resin from the supply device. The second mold has a gap that connects the cavity to a discharge space outside the cavity and allows gas to flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki MIYAMOTO, Masateru YAMADA, Kazukiyo TESHIMA, Hiroki SAKAMOTO, Toshihide IIDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Motoaki NARUO
  • Patent number: 10309526
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device includes: a mechanical oil pump (O/P) that is driven by a motor/generator (M/G) and that generates a first hydraulic pressure (P1); an electric oil pump (M/O/P) that is driven by a sub-motor (S/M) and that generates a second hydraulic pressure (P2); and a controller (10). When a demanded drive force from a driver is generated while in a low-vehicle-speed region which is lower than a first vehicle speed (V1) at which the output of the mechanical oil pump (O/P) becomes unstable, the controller (10) controls the electric oil pump (M/O/P) such that the second hydraulic pressure (P2) becomes larger than a compensative hydraulic pressure (P?) found by subtracting the first hydraulic pressure (P1) from a necessary hydraulic pressure (Pne) determined in accordance with the demanded drive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: JATCO LTD
    Inventors: Shusaku Katakura, Yutaka Shimizu, Youko Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Inuta, Tomoyuki Koike
  • Publication number: 20190158402
    Abstract: A repeater is used in an in-vehicle communication system for retransmitting communication frames between communication nodes. The repeater includes a storage unit, a retransmission unit, a determiner, and a generator. The storage unit stores a routing map that associates a frame ID that identifies a communication frame from a communication node and a destination of the communication frame. The retransmission unit retransmits the communication frame between the communication nodes based on the routing map stored in the storage unit. The determiner determines whether a preset condition for generating the routing map is satisfied. The generator generates the routing map based on information in the communication frame received from the communication node and stores the map in the storage unit when the determiner determines that the preset condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Tomoyuki KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20190103629
    Abstract: A power supply system that is mountable on a vehicle includes a lithium-ion storage battery connected to an electrical load via two paths being a first path and a second path, a power generator capable of charging the lithium-ion storage battery, a first switch provided on the first path, an electrical resistance element provided on the second path, and a controller configured to control on/off of the power generator and perform on/off control of the first switch. According to a voltage increase request from the electrical load, the controller is configured to turn of the first switch such that a power supply to the lithium-ion storage battery through the first path from the power generator is cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Koike, Munemitsu Watanabe, Akifumi Koishi, Masahiko Tahara, Terumasa Tsuchiya, Atsushi Tezuka
  • Patent number: 10240699
    Abstract: A resin-made pipe joint with enhanced sealing property between a joint body and sleeve. A sealing portion which seals between an inner circumferential surface of an inserting portion of a sleeve and an outer circumferential surface of an inner cylinder portion is formed by press-inserting an inserting portion into a groove portion of the joint body. When the inserting portion is press-inserted into the groove portion, a space is formed between a body cylinder portion located opposite to an opening portion of the groove portion in the axial direction, and the projection end of the inserting portion. After completing press insertion of the inserting portion into the groove portion, in a section including axis of the inner cylinder portion, a region in the outer circumferential surface of the inner cylinder portion facing the space forms an angle of 5° to 15° to the axis of the inner cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujii, Masaki Miyamoto, Toshihide Iida, Tomoyuki Koike, Atsushi Nakano, Daisuke Urata
  • Publication number: 20190044367
    Abstract: A power supply system that is mountable on a vehicle has a lead-acid storage battery connected to an electrical load, a lithium-ion storage battery having different charge and discharge characteristics form the lead-acid storage battery, and connected in parallel with the lead-acid storage battery with respect to the electrical load, a power generator configured to charge the lead-acid storage battery and the lithium-ion storage battery, and a controller configured to drive the power generator based on a relationship between a discharge current of the lead-acid storage battery and a discharge current of the lithium-ion storage battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki KOIKE, Akifumi KOISHI, Masahiko TAHARA, Munemitsu WATANABE, Atsushi TEZUKA, Terumasa TSUCHIYA
  • Patent number: 10190708
    Abstract: A resin-made pipe joint enhancing sealing property between a joint body and a sleeve. The joint body and the sleeve are produced by using a fluorine resin. A sealing portion which seals between the inner circumferential surface of an inserting portion of the sleeve and the outer circumferential surface of the inner cylinder portion is formed by press-inserting the inserting portion into a groove portion of the joint body. When, with respect to the inserting and groove portions, an insertion rate of the inserting portion to the groove portion is indicated by X, and a multiplying factor of the radial width of the inserting portion to the radial width of the groove portion is indicated by Y, the resin-made pipe joint has the insertion rate and multiplying factor which are within a range defined by following Expressions (1) and (2): Y=?0.218X+1.218??(1) and Y=?0.67X+1.67.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujii, Masaki Miyamoto, Toshihide Iida, Tomoyuki Koike, Atsushi Nakano, Daisuke Urata
  • Patent number: 10144373
    Abstract: A power supply system control device for controlling a power supply system including an electric generator, a first electricity storage configured to be charged with and to discharge electric power generated by the electric generator, a second electricity storage configured to be charged with and to discharge the generated electric power, two paths connecting between the first electricity storage and the second electricity storage, a switching unit including a first switch configured to switch between a conductive state and a non-conductive state of one of the paths, and a second switch configured to switch between a conductive state and a non-conductive state of the other of the paths, and an electric load of a vehicle that is connected to the first electricity storage side of the switching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Tahara, Terumasa Tsuchiya, Atsushi Tezuka, Tomoyuki Koike, Munemitsu Watanabe, Akifumi Koishi
  • Patent number: 10119513
    Abstract: A power supply system in a vehicle having an idling stop function for executing an automatic stop and an automatic restart on an engine has a power generator, a first storage unit that can be charged with and can discharge generated power generated by the power generator, a second storage unit that can be charged with and can discharge the generated power, two paths connecting the first storage unit and the second storage unit, a switching unit including a first switch for switching one path of the two paths between a conductive condition and a non-conductive condition, and a second switch for switching another path of the two paths between a conductive condition and a non-conductive condition, and an engine restarter connected to either the first storage unit side or the second storage unit side of the switching unit in order to start the engine during the automatic restart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Tahara, Atsushi Tezuka, Tomoyuki Koike, Munemitsu Watanabe, Akifumi Koishi, Terumasa Tsuchiya