Patents by Inventor Yuta Tachibana

Yuta Tachibana 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: 10790767
    Abstract: A control device of a permanent magnet synchronous motor that is a control device of a sensorless-type permanent magnet synchronous motor in which a rotor using a permanent magnet rotates by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing in an armature includes: a driver that applies a voltage to the armature and drives the rotor; an initial position estimator that estimates an initial position which is a magnetic pole position of the rotor that is stopped; and a controller that controls the driver so as to apply a pulse train including a voltage pulse for searching the initial position for each of n angle positions dividing a search range of an electrical angle of 360 degrees to the armature, wherein the pulse train includes a first pulse and a second pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20200295689
    Abstract: In a motor control device in one embodiment, an initial position estimation unit estimates an initial position of a magnetic pole of a rotor of a motor in an inductive sensing scheme. At each of energization angles, the initial position estimation unit multiplies a ?-axis current component I? corresponding to a peak value of a current flowing through a stator winding by each of a cosine value and a sine value of a correction angle obtained by correcting each of the energization angles. The initial position estimation unit estimates the initial position of the magnetic pole of the rotor based on a ratio between an integrated value of a multiplication result about the cosine value and an integrated value of a multiplication result about the sine value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yuji KOBAYASHI, Kazumichi YOSHIDA, Daichi SUZUKI, Harumitsu FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200295688
    Abstract: In a motor control device that controls a sensorless-type motor, a controller estimates an initial magnetic pole position of a rotor of a motor by an inductive sensing scheme while sequentially setting a plurality of energization angles. At each of the set energization angles, the controller converts peak values of currents flowing through a plurality of phases of a stator winding into a first current component having an electrical angle that is equal to a corresponding one of the set energization angles and a second current component that is different in electrical angle by 90 degrees from the first current component, to correct the first current component based on the second current component. The controller estimates the initial magnetic pole position of the rotor based on the corrected first current component that is obtained at each of the set energization angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yuta TACHIBANA, Yuji KOBAYASHI, Kazumichi YOSHIDA, Daichi SUZUKI, Harumitsu FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200266745
    Abstract: In a motor control device, when estimating an initial position of a magnetic pole of a rotor of a motor, a drive circuit continuously or intermittently applies a voltage to a stator winding at each of a plurality of energization angles while sequentially changing the energization angles, and at a voltage value and for an energization time period, the voltage value and the energization time period being set such that the rotor does not rotate. An initial position estimation unit calculates an estimated initial position of the magnetic pole of the rotor based on a phase angle of a trigonometric function curve that approximates a change of a ?-axis current I? with respect to each of the energization angles. The trigonometric function curve has a cycle equal to one electrical cycle of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Daichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200235683
    Abstract: A control circuit of a motor control device estimates an initial magnetic pole position of a rotor using an inductive sensing scheme. When estimating the initial magnetic pole position, a drive circuit applies a voltage to a stator winding at each of L electrical angles (L?5) while changing the L electrical angles. An absolute value of an electrical angle difference of the voltage applied to the stator winding between an i-th time (2?i?L) and an i?1st time is 180?360/L degrees or more and 180+360/L degrees or less. An absolute value of an electrical angle difference of the voltage applied to the stator winding between a 1st time for initial position estimation and a last time before starting initial position estimation is 180?360/L degrees or more and 180+360/L degrees or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daichi SUZUKI, Yuji KOBAYASHI, Kazumichi YOSHIDA, Harumitsu FUJIMORI, Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200195181
    Abstract: A motor controller estimates an initial position of a magnetic pole of a rotor of a brushless DC motor in an inductive sensing scheme. The motor controller controls a drive circuit to apply an AC voltage to a stator winding at a first energization angle, and subsequently to apply an AC voltage to the stator winding at a second energization angle before a residual current flowing through the stator winding returns to zero. At each energization angle, the motor controller corrects a peak value of a current in the stator winding based on the residual current detected immediately before a voltage is applied to the stator winding or at a time when voltage application to the stator winding is started. Based on the corrected peak value, the control circuit estimates the initial position of the magnetic pole of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yuta TACHIBANA, Daichi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10651765
    Abstract: A motor controller includes: a velocity calculation unit for obtaining an angle ?(n), which shows a rotation position, and an angular velocity ?(n) of a rotor at a time point n; a compensation amount calculation unit for calculating a compensation angle ?? by which the rotor advances from the time point n to a (n+1)th control cycle (a control cycle starting from a time point n+1), based on an angular acceleration a(n) of the rotor, an angular velocity ?(n) of the rotor at the time point n and a time length T of the control cycle; and a PWM inverter for controlling a voltage to be applied to a coil such that a rotating magnetic field based on a rotation position of the rotor advanced by the compensation angle ?? from the rotation position of the rotor at the time point n is formed in the (n+1)th control cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Yasuhiro Koide
  • Patent number: 10553284
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a transmitter includes a 1st circuit configured to execute a 1st band limitation by waveform shaping in a time region with respect to 1st data relating to a 1st channel to generate a 1st signal; a 2nd circuit configured to execute a 2nd band limitation by the waveform shaping in the time region with respect to 2nd data relating to a 2nd channel to generate a 2nd signal; a 3rd circuit configured to generate a 3rd signal based on the 1st signal and a 1st frequency relating to the 1st channel; a 4th circuit configured to generate a 4th signal based on the 2nd signal and a 2nd frequency relating to the 2nd channel; and a 5th circuit configured to generate a 5th signal by multiplexing the 3rd signal and the 4th signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Tsubouchi, Jun Deguchi, Daisuke Miyashita, Makoto Morimoto, Junji Wadatsumi, Fumihiko Tachibana, Yuji Satoh, Takashi Toi
  • Patent number: 10522817
    Abstract: A positive electrode material includes: Li2Ni?M1?M2?Mn?O4-?. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0.50<??1.33. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0.33???1.1. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0???1.00. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0??<0.67. ? satisfies a relational expression of 0???1.00. M1 is at least one type selected from Co and Ga. M2 is at least one type selected from Ge, Sn, and Sb. Li2Ni?M1?M2?Mn?O4-? has a layered structure which includes a Li layer and a Ni layer. A crystal structure of Li2Ni?M1?M2?Mn?O4-? is a superlattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Tachibana, Yoshinori Satou, Nobuo Yamamoto, Shigeki Komine, Yuta Shimonishi
  • Publication number: 20190372490
    Abstract: A control device of a permanent magnet synchronous motor that is a control device of a sensorless-type permanent magnet synchronous motor in which a rotor using a permanent magnet rotates by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing in an armature includes: a driver that applies a voltage to the armature and drives the rotor; an initial position estimator that estimates an initial position which is a magnetic pole position of the rotor that is stopped; and a controller that controls the driver so as to apply a pulse train including a voltage pulse for searching the initial position for each of n angle positions dividing a search range of an electrical angle of 360 degrees to the armature, wherein the pulse train includes a first pulse and a second pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10141878
    Abstract: A controller for a sensorless permanent magnet synchronous motor having a rotor using a permanent magnet, the rotor rotating by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing through an armature is provided. The controller is configured to apply a pulse voltage for generating a magnetic field vector for searching for the initial position to each of search sections obtained by dividing a target range, narrow down a target range in such a manner that a search section in which a largest amount of current flows through the armature by application of the pulse voltage is selected as a subsequent target range, and repeat the application processing and the narrow-down processing to estimate the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Yasuhiro Koide
  • Patent number: 10141877
    Abstract: A method for controlling a permanent magnet synchronous motor having a rotor using a permanent magnet, the rotor rotating by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing through an armature is provided. The method includes: presuming, based on a target speed and an estimated speed that is an estimated value of a rotational speed of the rotor, whether or not a step-out occurs; correcting, when it is presumed that a step-out occurs, an estimated angle that is an estimated value of a position of magnetic poles of the rotor; and controlling, based on a post-correction estimated angle that is the estimated angle after the correction, a current flowing through the armature to cause the rotating magnetic field rotating at the target speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Koide, Yuta Tachibana, Daichi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10081508
    Abstract: A sheet feeder picking up and transporting sheets includes a transport unit transporting sheets along a sheet transport path one by one, a gap occurrence detection unit detecting, within a predetermined section of the sheet transport path, occurrence of a gap between sheets, and a controller controlling a timing of the transport of sheets according to a result of the detection. The gap occurrence detection unit includes a first detection unit and a second detection unit. The first detection unit is configured to detect light that is emitted toward the predetermined section, reaches a converging surface thereof across the predetermined section, and converged on a receiving element thereof. The second detection unit is configured to detect light reflected by a sheet passing through the predetermined section. The occurrence of the gap is detected based on outputs from the first detection unit and the second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takaki Kato, Yuji Kobayashi, Yuta Tachibana, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Teshima
  • Publication number: 20180234037
    Abstract: A motor controller includes: a velocity calculation unit for obtaining an angle ?(n), which shows a rotation position, and an angular velocity ?(n) of a rotor at a time point n; a compensation amount calculation unit for calculating a compensation angle ?? by which the rotor advances from the time point n to a (n+1)th control cycle (a control cycle starting from a time point n+1), based on an angular acceleration a(n) of the rotor, an angular velocity ?(n) of the rotor at the time point n and a time length T of the control cycle; and a PWM inverter for controlling a voltage to be applied to a coil such that a rotating magnetic field based on a rotation position of the rotor advanced by the compensation angle ?? from the rotation position of the rotor at the time point n is formed in the (n+1)th control cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Daichi SUZUKI, Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yasuhiro KOIDE
  • Patent number: 10020760
    Abstract: A control method for a three-phase DC brushless motor including a rotor that includes a plurality of magnetic poles and that is rotatable, a stator that includes a plurality of magnetic field generation parts to generate a magnetic field to be a driving source of the rotor, and a sensor to detect a magnetic pole of the rotor which pole passes through a first position in the stator is provided, the method including: detecting in which the sensor detects a first magnetic pole of the rotor which pole passes through the first position; estimating, based on a result of the detection of the first magnetic pole, time until the first magnetic pole reaches a second position in the stator; and controlling the plurality of magnetic field generation parts in such a manner that a suitable magnetic field is generated when the first magnetic pole passes through the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuta Tachibana, Katsuhide Sakai, Yasuhiro Koide, Yuhei Tatsumoto
  • Publication number: 20180167009
    Abstract: A controller for a sensorless permanent magnet synchronous motor having a rotor using a permanent magnet, the rotor rotating by a rotating magnetic field, caused by a current flowing through an armature is provided. The controller is configured to apply a pulse voltage for generating a magnetic field vector for searching for the initial position to each of search sections obtained by dividing a target range, narrow down a target range in such a manner that a search section in which a largest amount of current flows through the armature by application of the pulse voltage is selected as a subsequent target range, and repeat the application processing and the narrow-down processing to estimate the initial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daichi SUZUKI, Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yasuhiro KOIDE
  • Publication number: 20180123492
    Abstract: A method for controlling a permanent magnet synchronous motor having a rotor using a permanent magnet, the rotor rotating by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing through an armature is provided. The method includes: presuming, based on a target speed and an estimated speed that is an estimated value of a rotational speed of the rotor, whether or not a step-out occurs; correcting, when it is presumed that a step-out occurs, an estimated angle that is an estimated value of a position of magnetic poles of the rotor; and controlling, based on a post-correction estimated angle that is the estimated angle after the correction, a current flowing through the armature to cause the rotating magnetic field rotating at the target speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KOIDE, Yuta TACHIBANA, Daichi SUZUKI, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9929686
    Abstract: A controller for a permanent magnet synchronous motor includes an estimating portion configured to determine an estimated value of a rotational speed of the rotor and an estimated value of a position of magnetic poles of the rotor based on a value of the current detected by the current detector and a parameter value indicating an interlinkage magnetic flux caused by the permanent magnet across the winding; a control unit configured to control the drive portion to cause the rotating magnetic field based on the estimated value of the rotational speed and the estimated value of the position of the magnetic poles; and a correction portion configured to correct the parameter value indicating the interlinkage magnetic flux based on correction information, the correction information being determined based on a temperature of the winding and a relationship between the temperature of the winding and a temperature of the permanent magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Yasuhiro Koide
  • Patent number: 9893675
    Abstract: In a device for controlling a motor mounted on a system with different operation modes, a controller unit calculates an input value for the motor based on an output value of the motor and a target value depending on operation modes of the system, and instructs a driver circuit of the motor to apply the input value to the motor. An estimation unit estimates an amount of rise in temperature of the motor by applying the input value for the motor to a thermal model of the motor. A notification unit compares a value estimated by the estimation unit with a threshold value. When the estimated value exceeds the threshold value, the notification unit sends a request for change of operation mode to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuta Tachibana, Katsuhide Sakai, Yasuhiro Koide, Yuhei Tatsumoto
  • Publication number: 20180019693
    Abstract: A controller for a permanent magnet synchronous motor includes an estimating portion configured to determine an estimated value of a rotational speed of the rotor and an estimated value of a position of magnetic poles of the rotor based on a value of the current detected by the current detector and a parameter value indicating an interlinkage magnetic flux caused by the permanent magnet across the winding; a control unit configured to control the drive portion to cause the rotating magnetic field based on the estimated value of the rotational speed and the estimated value of the position of the magnetic poles; and a correction portion configured to correct the parameter value indicating the interlinkage magnetic flux based on correction information, the correction information being determined based on a temperature of the winding and a relationship between the temperature of the winding and a temperature of the permanent magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Daichi SUZUKI, Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yasuhiro KOIDE