Patents by Inventor Toshiaki Tsuyama

Toshiaki Tsuyama 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: 6226587
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle stability control system determined which is a main cause of a change in a change rate of a yaw rate difference of an actual yaw rate from a target yaw rate between a change in the actual yaw rate and a change in the target yaw rate when the change rate of the yaw rate difference exceeds a specified change rate, increase threshold slip angle for starting braking control based on slip angle following the driver's intention when the main cause is the change in the actual yaw rate and increases an upper limit of target slip angle so as to allow the target slip angle to be increased according to a driver's steering operation when the slip angle preferential braking control takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tachihata, Haruki Okazaki, Tomoji Izumi, Toshiaki Tsuyama
  • Patent number: 6053583
    Abstract: A system of driving stability control, which is adapted to control valves for opening and closing hydraulic pressure passages between a master cylinder and brake units of wheels and simultaneously controls pressurizing valves and a pressure relief valves so as to supply braking force selectively and independently to the brake units when a specified driving condition is detected, performs the coordinated braking control that, when a specified step-on pressure is detected during execution of the driving stability control, delivers the braking pressure to the brake units according to brake pedal travels as the driving intends simultaneously with reducing the participative degree of the driving stability control so as to ensure gripping force of wheels that brake the vehicle and reduces reduce the participative degree of the driving stability control with an intention of regarding driving stability of the vehicle as important when the vehicle is going to cause a spin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoji Izumi, Haruki Okazaki, Toshiaki Tsuyama, Tetsuya Tachihata
  • Patent number: 5731976
    Abstract: An engine control system for an automotive vehicle for controlling slippage through fuel-cut and ignition retardation makes a correction in which an engine output control parameter is changed smaller every time a low slippage continuing time reaches each of predetermined threshold times so as to increase engine output, thereby improving acceleration of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Tomoyuki Hirao
  • Patent number: 5636121
    Abstract: A traction control system for a motor vehicle has a four wheel steering device for controlling a steering characteristic of the vehicle based on a yaw rate difference between an actual yaw rate and a target yaw rate of the vehicle. The traction control system further has a device for controlling driven torque applied to a driven wheel while a slip is generated in the driven wheel. A correction device is used for correcting the driven torque to be small as a wheel steering angle becomes large while the four wheel steering device is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Sotetsu Yoshida, Yoshihisa Nakamoto, Yoshinori Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 5584541
    Abstract: A slip control system for a motor vehicle controls slippage of driving wheels and includes a sensor for detecting a slip ratio of each driving wheel, a device for decreasing slip of each driving wheel by controlling a driving force transmitted to the driving wheel so that the slip ratio of the driving wheel is at least equal to a predetermined desired slip ratio when the slip ratio of the driving wheel is equal to the desired slip ratio, a sensor for detecting a yawing rate of the vehicle, and a sensor for detecting a steering amount of the vehicle. The slip decreasing device includes a correcting device for decreasing the desired slip ratio when a steering condition is detected based on amounts detected by both the yawing rate detecting sensor and the steering amount detecting sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Sone, Toshiaki Tsuyama, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Fumio Kageyama, Haruki Okazaki, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5469359
    Abstract: A traction control device operates to determine the speed of each of the left and right drive wheels of a vehicle, determine the speed of each of the left and right passive wheels of the vehicle, calculate the actual slip rate of the drive wheels of the vehicle directly based on the measurements of the speeds for the drive and passive wheels, establish a target slip rate and control the driving condition of the vehicle by making the actual slip rate equal the target slip rate. The actual slip rate is matched to the target slip rate by controlling engine output and braking power. The step of controlling the driving condition of the vehicle by controlling the engine output and the braking power is carried out according to the time differential of the difference between the actual slip rate and the target slip rate at least until the actual slip rate matches the target slip rate for the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Toru Onaka, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5428539
    Abstract: When a wheel slip value of the driven wheel relative to a surface of road becomes excessive during acceleration, torque to be applied to the driven wheels is controlled by the traction control so as to make the actual wheel slip value of the driven wheel become a predetermined target value. There is counted the duration of time during which the actual wheel slip value of the driven wheel becomes smaller than a predetermined threshold value set as a value smaller than the target value, and a control value for the traction control is corrected in accordance with the duration of time counted. This correction is implemented so as to increase the torque to be applied to the driven wheels larger as the duration of time counted becomes longer. The control value to be corrected includes the target value itself or a road surface friction coefficient .mu. as a parameter for setting the target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kawamura, Toshiaki Tsuyama, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Haruki Okazaki
  • Patent number: 5365443
    Abstract: A traction control device operates to determine the speed of each of the left and right drive wheels of a vehicle, determine the speed of each of the left and right passive wheels of the vehicle, calculate the actual slip rate of the drive wheels of the vehicle directly based on the measurements of the speeds for the drive and passive wheels, establish a target slip rate and control the driving condition of the vehicle by making the actual slip rate equal the target slip rate. The actual slip rate is matched to the target slip rate by controlling engine output and braking power. The step of controlling the driving condition of the vehicle by controlling the engine output and the braking power is carried out according to the time differential of the difference between the actual slip rate and the target slip rate at least until the actual slip rate matches the target slip rate for the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Toru Onaka, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5353225
    Abstract: A traction control system for a motor vehicle having driving wheels and driven wheels includes a device for detecting the speed of each of the driving wheels of the vehicle, a device for detecting the speed of each of the driven wheels of the vehicle, a device for calculating a slip value of the driving wheels based on the detected speeds of the driving and driven wheels, a traction control device for controlling the driving wheel so that the slip value of each driving wheel is equal to a predetermined desired slip value when the slip value of each driving wheel is greater than the predetermined desired slip value, and a device for estimating a friction coefficient of a road surface which is employed when the predetermined desired slip value is determined. If slip of the driving wheel occurs when the vehicle is started, the estimating device calculates an acceleration of the driving wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Toru Onaka, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5351192
    Abstract: A vehicle slippage control system has wheel drive torque controlled so as to prevent drive wheels from excessively slipping on a road and is regulated in accordance with road surface resistances. The system estimates lateral and rectilinear road surface resistances on the basis of lateral and rectilinear gravitational acceleration of the vehicle, respectively, and then selects one of the estimated lateral and rectilinear road surface resistances, on the basis of predetermined terms, as an effective road surface resistance in accordance with which wheel drive torque is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Toru Onaka
  • Patent number: 5329453
    Abstract: The braking force to the driven wheels is subjected to feedback control so as to allow the actual slip value of the driven wheels to agree with a predetermined target value for controlling the brake. The control amount for the feedback control is determined by differentiation control. The feedback control amount contains a first control amount corresponding to a predetermined basic travelling state and a second control amount corresponding to a particular travelling state. In ordinary travelling state, the braking force is controlled by the first control amount, and the braking force is controlled by the second control amount when the automotive vehicle is travelling in such a particular state. When the the vehicle is travelling on a bad road, the second control amount is set so as to loosen the braking force, as compared with the first control amount. Alternatively, when the vehicle is cornering, the second control amount is set as to tighten the braking force as compared with the first control amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Toru Onaka, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Fumio Kageyama
  • Patent number: 5328006
    Abstract: A traction control system for a motor vehicle having driving wheels and driven wheels includes a device for detecting the speed of each of the driving wheels of the vehicle, a device for detecting the speed of each of the driven wheels of the vehicle, a device for calculating a slip value of the driving wheels based on the detected speeds of the driving and driven wheels, a traction control device for controlling the driving wheel so that the slip value of each driving wheel is equal to a predetermined desired slip value when the slip value of each driving wheel is greater than the predetermined desired slip value, and a device for estimating a friction coefficient of a road surface which is employed when the predetermined desired slip value is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Toru Onaka, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5325300
    Abstract: A traction control system for a motor vehicle having driving wheels and driven wheels includes a device for detecting the speed of each of the driving wheels of the vehicle, a device for detecting the speed of each of the driven wheels of the vehicle, a device for calculating a slip value of the driving wheels based on the detected speeds of the driving and driven wheels, a traction control device for controlling the driving wheel so that the slip value of each driving wheel is equal to a predetermined desired slip value when the slip value of each driving wheel is greater than the predetermined desired slip value, and a device for estimating a friction coefficient of a road surface which is employed when the predetermined desired slip value is determined. The estimating device updates the friction coefficient of the road surface previously estimated with the friction coefficient of the road surface newly estimated when the slip value of the driving wheel is located in a predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Toru Onaka, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5320422
    Abstract: A slip control device includes a slip detecting device for detecting a slip rate of a drive wheel, an engine control device for reducing an engine output when the slip rate exceeds a first threshold value, and a brake control device for applying a brake force on the drive wheel when the slip rate exceeds a second threshold value. A frictional coefficient detecting device detects a frictional coefficient of a road, on which the vehicle is running, and a threshold determining device provides the first and second threshold values in accordance with the frictional coefficient. The engine output control and brake force control can be effectively utilized for the slip control in the traction control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Fumio Kageyama, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Makoto Kawamura, Haruki Okazaki
  • Patent number: 5297662
    Abstract: A traction control system for a vehicle has a sub-throttle valve provided in an intake passage of the engine in series to a main throttle valve which is operatively connected to an accelerator pedal to open and close in response to operation of the accelerator pedal. An engine output controller controls opening of the sub-throttle valve to control the output of the engine so that the slip value of the driving wheels converges on a target slip value. The engine output controller once moves the sub-throttle valve to an initial opening when the slip value of the driving wheels exceeds the target slip value and then controls the opening of the sub-throttle valve to control the output of the engine so that the slip value of the driving wheels converges on a target slip value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Toru Onaka, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Fumio Kageyama, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5295552
    Abstract: A slip control system for a motor vehicle controls respective braking forces in right and left driving wheels and controls an engine output by controlling a throttle opening of a throttle valve so that a slip value of the driven wheel becomes less than a target slip value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Kageyama, Makoto Kawamura, Toshiaki Tsuyama, Haruki Okazaki
  • Patent number: 5292187
    Abstract: A slip control system is so adapted as to start the control of the braking force from a state in which the braking force is reduced when a magnitude of deceleration of the wheel becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined value or when a slip value of the wheel becomes a value in the direction in which the wheel is likely to be locked and as to start the control of the braking force from a state in which the braking force is sustained when the deviation obtained by subtracting the wheel speed from the vehicle speed becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined value. This arrangement satisfies requirements for both preventing the wheel from being locked and shortening the braking distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Onaka, Toshiaki Tsuyama
  • Patent number: 5281008
    Abstract: A traction control system for a motor vehicle having driving wheels and driven wheels. The traction control system comprises sensors for detecting a speed of each of the driving wheels of the vehicle; sensors for detecting a speed of each of the driven wheels of the vehicle; and a mechanism for calculating a slip value of the driving wheels based on the detected speeds of the driving and driven wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kawamura, Toshiaki Tsuyama, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Haruki Okazaki
  • Patent number: 5263548
    Abstract: A slip control system for a vehicle having a differential which distributes engine output to left and right driving wheels suppresses the engine output when the slip of at least one of the driving wheels exceeds a first threshold value. Slips of the left and right driving wheels are periodically detected, and a spin pattern of the driving wheels is periodically determined on the basis of the slips of the left and right driving wheels. Whether the vehicle is running on a split surface road, where the parts of the road surface in contact with the left and right driving wheels have different friction coefficients, is determined on the basis of the present spin pattern and the preceding spin pattern according to a predetermined split surface determining rule. When it is determined that the vehicle is running on a split surface road, the first threshold value is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Kaoru Sotoyama, Makoto Kawamura, Fumio Kageyama, Haruki Okazaki
  • Patent number: 5262952
    Abstract: A slip control system for a motor vehicle controls slips in driving wheels and includes a sensor for detecting a slip ratio of each driving wheel and a traction control system for decreasing a slip of each driving wheel by controlling a driving force transmitted to each driving wheel so that the slip ratio of each driving wheel is at least equal to a predetermined desired slip ratio when the slip ratio of the driving wheel becomes equal to the desired slip ratio. An automatic transmission control system controls an automatic transmission by using a first shift property for a normal operation, and a second shift property for a traction control operation which is adapted to determine a relative higher speed stage. A device is provided for switching the first shift property to the second shift property when the traction control operation is started by the traction control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsuyama, Kazutoshi Nobumoto, Fumio Kageyama, Makoto Kawamura, Akira Sone