US 11,654,952 B2
Steering device
Yuki Hayashi, Kariya (JP); and Takaaki Koizumi, Kariya (JP)
Assigned to AISIN CORPORATION, Aichi (JP)
Filed by AISIN CORPORATION, Kariya (JP)
Filed on Nov. 15, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/684,742.
Claims priority of application No. JP2018-215768 (JP), filed on Nov. 16, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0156689 A1, May 21, 2020
Int. Cl. B62D 1/06 (2006.01); B62D 1/04 (2006.01); B60R 16/037 (2006.01); H05B 3/20 (2006.01); B60W 40/08 (2012.01)
CPC B62D 1/06 (2013.01) [B60R 16/037 (2013.01); B60W 40/08 (2013.01); B62D 1/046 (2013.01); H05B 3/20 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A steering device comprising:
a controller including a sensor drive unit configured to drive a sensor element provided in a steering wheel to detect a gripped state of the steering wheel; and a heater drive unit configured to drive a heater provided in the steering wheel, wherein
the sensor drive unit executes driving of the sensor element periodically at an interval,
the heater drive unit executes heater driving alternately with sensor driving by the sensor drive unit, and
the interval of sensor driving is expanded in a state where the steering wheel is gripped, compared with a state where the steering wheel is not gripped.