Yuhei Matsushima 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).
Abstract: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, comprising crank angle calculation means for calculating a crank angle between edges which are detected by a first crank angle sensor and a second crank angle sensor, on the basis of a crank cycle between the edges, and engine-rotation-direction detection inhibit means for inhibiting detection of an engine rotation direction on the basis of the calculated crank angle, wherein the engine-rotation-direction detection inhibit means inhibits the detection of the engine rotation direction in a case where the crank angle calculated by the crank angle calculation means has satisfied a predetermined inhibit decision condition.
December 13, 2006
October 25, 2007
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
Yuhei Matsushima, Yasuyoshi Hori, Takahiko Oono
Abstract: An oxygen sensor deterioration diagnosis apparatus includes an oxygen sensor provided in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, an air-fuel ratio control unit for controlling an air-fuel ratio, an operation state detection unit for detecting an operation state of the internal combustion engine, an inversion period measurement unit for detecting an inversion period of an output signal of the oxygen sensor, an oxygen sensor deterioration diagnosis unit for performing a deterioration judgment by comparing the inversion period with a previously set judgment period, and a deterioration diagnosis inhibiting unit for inhibiting, when the operation state detection unit detects the operation state of the internal combustion engine having an influence on the inversion period, the measurement of the inversion period in a period of time of the detection.