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Toshio Sugimura Phones & Addresses

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1540 Chapleau Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Work

Position: Clerical/White Collar

Education

Degree: High school graduate or higher

Publications

Us Patents

Automatic Transmission Controller For A Vehicle And Method For Controlling An Automatic Transmission System For A Vehicle

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US Patent:
7578760, Aug 25, 2009
Filed:
Aug 14, 2007
Appl. No.:
11/838487
Inventors:
Nobufusa Kobayashi - Anjou,
Toshio Sugimura - Ann Arbor MI,
Tomohiro Asami - Nissin,
Takaaki Tokura - Nagoya,
Assignee:
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha - Toyota-shi
International Classification:
F16H 31/00
G06F 7/00
US Classification:
475121, 701 66
Abstract:
An automatic transmission controller for a vehicle has an insufficient gear shifting time determining device that determines whether a gear shifting time for shifting performed by disengagement of two engaging elements and engagement of two engaging elements is insufficient; and a double engage/disengage prohibiting device that prohibits the gear shift after the disengagement of two engaging elements and engagement of two engaging elements when the insufficient shifting time determining device determines that the gear shifting time for shifting after the disengagement of two engaging elements and engagement of two engaging elements is insufficient.

Diagnostic System For Automatic Transmission

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US Patent:
8032274, Oct 4, 2011
Filed:
Jul 31, 2007
Appl. No.:
12/308229
Inventors:
Kenji Niwa - Nagoya,
Toshio Sugimura - Ann Arbor MI,
Masayasu Mizobuchi - Aichi-gun,
Assignee:
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha - Toyota
International Classification:
G01M 13/02
US Classification:
701 29, 701 31, 701 51
Abstract:
A diagnostic system for an automatic transmission is provided in which a microcomputer determines that torque that can drive the driving wheels of the vehicle is not transmitted to an output shaft of the automatic transmission when the vehicle is stopped and the ignition key is operated to the OFF position, and performs forced energization of solenoids of solenoid valves associated with respective friction devices of the transmission, while monitoring current passing through the solenoid valves. If the current monitored does not match the current for energizing any of the solenoids, the microcomputer determines that the corresponding solenoid valve is at fault. Thus, the diagnostic system appropriately determines the presence of a fault of each solenoid valve for controlling the hydraulic pressure to each friction device, with increased flexibility and freedom.

Vehicular Control Apparatus And Vehicular Control Method

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US Patent:
8287431, Oct 16, 2012
Filed:
Apr 1, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/450471
Inventors:
Nobufusa Kobayashi - Chiryuu,
Toshio Sugimura - Ann Arbor MI,
Tomohiro Asami - Nissin,
Takaaki Tokura - Nagoya,
Yoshio Hasegawa - Chiryuu,
Assignee:
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha - Toyota
International Classification:
B60W 10/04
B60W 10/10
F16H 61/16
F16H 61/18
G06F 7/00
G06F 17/00
G06F 19/00
US Classification:
477110, 477115, 477125, 701 51, 701 53, 701 54, 701 59, 701 62, 701 66
Abstract:
When shifting an automatic transmission into a higher gear, it is determined that an inertia phase has started when an input rotation speed of the automatic transmission has started to decrease. Here, if throttle opening amount reduction control is being performed to reduce the output torque of the engine when it is determined that the inertia phase has started, it is highly likely that that determination is erroneous because that control causes the input rotation speed of the automatic transmission (i. e. , the engine speed) to decrease. When it is highly likely that the determination that the inertia phase has started is erroneous in this way, learning of a hydraulic pressure command value is prohibited. As a result, erroneous learning of the hydraulic pressure command value can be prevented.

Shift Control Device For Vehicular Automatic Transmission

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US Patent:
8311711, Nov 13, 2012
Filed:
Jul 17, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/669169
Inventors:
Takahiko Tsutsumi - Toyota,
Toshio Sugimura - Ann Arbor MI,
Assignee:
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha - Tokyo
International Classification:
B60W 10/10
US Classification:
701 52, 477 78
Abstract:
A shift control device is provided with a structure wherein when a driver selects a manual shift mode, an appropriate shift level is set as an initial shift level in conformity to a driver's will to have or not to have a drive-force source braking effect. When a shift lever is operatively moved to an S-position to select an S-mode, depending on whether a stay time in a position “D” continuing for a certain time period or more (step S), a shift mode switching or a manual shift mode direct-selecting is determined, and then an initial shift level is individually determined for a shift mode switching (YES in step S) and a manual shift mode direct-selecting (NO in step S). This determines appropriate initial shift level in conformity to the driver's will to have the drive-force source braking effect in the shift mode switching and that not to have the drive-force source braking effect in the manual shift mode direct-selecting.

Control Device And Control Method For Vehicle

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US Patent:
2008005, Mar 6, 2008
Filed:
Sep 6, 2007
Appl. No.:
11/850936
Inventors:
Nobufusa KOBAYASHI - Anjyo-shi,
Toshio Sugimura - Ann Arbor MI,
Tomohiro Asami - Nissin-shi,
Takaaki Tokura - Nagoya-shi,
Assignee:
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA - Toyota-shi
International Classification:
F16H 61/12
US Classification:
477134, 701 53
Abstract:
An ECU for a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission includes a detection unit that detects a position of a transmission selection member manipulated by a driver; a determination unit that determines whether a gear step is abnormal when a preset time has elapsed after the transmission selection member is shifted from a drive position to a neutral position. The ECU further includes a control unit that controls the automatic transmission such that if the transmission selection member is shifted from the neutral position to the drive position when the gear step has been determined to be abnormal, a shock generated by the engagement of the frictional engagement elements is reduced.
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