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Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha and Advics Co. | Date: 2015-05-20

The brake control device comprises a control mode selecting portion


Patent
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha and Advics Co. | Date: 2015-04-08

The vehicle control apparatus gives a control current to the electromagnetic control valve at a start of energization of the electromagnetic control valve as a start current value smaller by a first determined amount than an open/closed state change-over reference current value which is necessary for changing over a state of the electromagnetic valve and after the start of energization of the electromagnetic control valve, the control current gradually increases with a smaller increase inclination than an increase inclination of an increase control of the control current which gives priority to a control responsibility of the electromagnetic control valve and finishes a gradual increase of the control current applying to the electromagnetic control valve, when the control current exceeds a finish current value which is larger than the open/closed state change-over reference current value.


Patent
Denso Corporation and Advics Co. | Date: 2015-04-09

A brake device for a vehicle is equipped with an electric motor which drives a pump to deliver brake fluid to a wheel cylinder installed in a wheel of the vehicle. The brake device works to control pressure of the brake fluid in the wheel cylinder for creating a target braking force. In response to an increase in stroke of a brake pedal, the brake device elevates the pressure in the wheel cylinder gradually without sharply changing it. This eliminates deterioration of a drivers braking feeling arising from a variation in deceleration of the vehicle and ensures smooth deceleration of the vehicle intended by the driver of the vehicle.


Patent
Denso Corporation and Advics Co. | Date: 2015-06-10

A hydraulic unit for a vehicle brake apparatus having a master cylinder and a wheel cylinder includes a housing formed with a pipe line connecting between the master cylinder and the wheel cylinder, a pump disposed in the housing for sucking and discharging a brake fluid to boost pressure of the brake fluid, and a reservoir piston disposed in a hole formed in the housing so as to be movable slidably back and forth, the reservoir piston partitioning a reservoir chamber within the hole for temporarily storing the brake fluid discharged from the wheel cylinder. The hydraulic unit further includes a cover disposed in the hole to close one end on an atmospheric side of the hole, the cover being formed with a fluid reservoir chamber for storing the brake fluid leaking from the pump.


Patent
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha and Advics Co. | Date: 2015-07-29

A method for detecting fluid leakage from a pressure-decrease valve in a hydraulic brake system having an ABS device including: a shutoff valve for shutting off supply of a working fluid from a fluid-pressure supply source to a brake device provided for a wheel; the pressure-decrease valve for discharging the working fluid from the brake device; a reservoir for storing the working fluid discharged from the pressure-decrease valve; and a return pump for returning the working fluid stored in the reservoir to a portion between the shutoff valve and the fluid-pressure supply source, the method including the steps of: activating the return pump in a state in which the hydraulic brake system is not in ABS operation, and detecting the fluid leakage from the pressure-decrease valve based on a variation in a pressure of the working fluid in the fluid-pressure supply source caused when the return pump is activated.

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