Nissan Patent Grants

Rear bumper for automobile

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: D784868

Front bumper for automobile

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: D784869

Roller hemming processing device and roller hemming processing method

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630235
A roller hemming processing apparatus adapted to perform a hemming processing has a hemming die, on which a panel-like workpiece having a hemming flange portion on a periphery portion thereof, is positioned and supported, a roller hemming processing tool that is moved along a longitudinal direction of the hemming flange portion to bend the hemming flange portion at a root portion thereof while pressing the hemming flange portion toward the hemming die, and a nesting block disposed at a…

Vehicle engine mount structure

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630484
A vehicle engine mount structure includes a motor mount assembly, a motor bracket and a heat shield. The motor mount assembly has a first attachment part with a fastener receiving aperture, a vibration absorbing section and a second attachment part spaced apart from the first attachment part. The motor bracket has a first flange portion configured to support a vehicle engine and a second flange portion configured to attach to the second attachment part of the motor mount assembly. The…

Vehicle operation assistance information management

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630498
A method and apparatus for vehicle operation assistance information management may include a vehicle, which may include a primary graphical display portion and a secondary graphical display portion. Vehicle operation assistance information management may include identifying vehicle operation assistance information, identifying an immanency, an urgency, and a utility for the vehicle operation assistance information. The urgency may indicate an advance urgency, and a graphical…

Vehicle-to-grid system with power loss compensation

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630511
A vehicle-to-grid system connected to a power grid includes a first vehicle group of one or more vehicles connected to the power grid, a second vehicle group of one or more vehicles connected to the power grid, and a vehicle-to-grid controller. The vehicle-to-grid controller causes each vehicle from the second vehicle group to supply electrical power to the power grid at a nominal frequency and at an adjusted amplitude, and causes each vehicle from the first vehicle group to supply…

Vehicle center console assembly

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630563
A vehicle center console includes a tray hinge that supports a tray for pivoting movement about a tray axis, the tray hinge being a friction hinge restricting movement of the tray. The tray is moveable between a lowered orientation where the tray is completely located within a storage compartment and at least partially covering a lower portion of the storage compartment, and a raised orientation at least partially extending out of the storage compartment and exposing the lower portion of…

Vehicle storage compartment structure

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630564
A compartment housing defines a compartment opening. A pivoting structure is disposed within the compartment housing for pivoting movement about a pivot axis that extends through the compartment housing. The pivoting structure has first, second and third walls that extend away from the pivot axis. Distal edges thereof are spaced apart from one another relative to a circumferential direction about the pivot axis. The pivoting structure pivots between a first orientation and a second…

Vehicle body structure

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630653
A vehicle body structure includes a sill structure, a roof rail structure, a pillar structure, and a reinforcement member. The roof rail structure has a box section defining a roof rail cavity. The pillar structure has a box section defining a pillar cavity in communication with the roof rail cavity. The reinforcement member extends through the pillar cavity and the roof rail cavity, the reinforcement member having a first end rigidly attached to the sill structure, and a second end…

Imprint material

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631081
An imprint material which is in a transparent and homogeneous varnish form, is not peeled off in cross-cut tests, in which the adhesion of coating films is evaluated, and forms films that can have a mold release force of 0.5 g/cm or less. An imprint material including: a component (A): a compound containing at least one alkylene oxide unit having carbon atom number of 2, 3 or 4 and at least two polymerizable groups; a component (B): a photopolymerization initiator; a component (C): a…

Coating liquid to be applied to resist pattern and method for forming reverse pattern

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632414
A coating liquid to be applied to resist pattern, which can be used in place of the conventional rinsing liquid. A coating liquid to be applied to a resist pattern having a polymer having a structural unit of the following Formula (1) and a structural unit of the following Formula (2), and a weight average molecular weight of 500 to 3,500, and a solvent containing water as a main component (where R1 is a C1-8 organic group).

Projecting vehicle transportation network information

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633559
A method and apparatus for generating projected vehicle transportation network information for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information indicating remote vehicle geospatial state information and remote vehicle kinematic state information, identifying host vehicle information including host vehicle geospatial state information and host vehicle kinematic state information, generating projected…

Fuel cell system and control method

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634342
A fuel cell system estimates a characteristic of an electric power generation of a fuel cell before a supply of an electric power is permitted from the fuel cell to an outside load, restricts or prohibits characteristic of the electric power generation of the fuel cell when a temperature of the fuel cell is equal to or lower than a first prescribed temperature.

Battery pressing device and battery pressing method

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634348
A battery pressing device for pressing a battery cell, the battery cell including an external casing, an electrolyte, a battery element in which electrodes and a separator are arranged in layers in the external casing, electrode terminals extending out of the external casing from an end of the battery element, and an insulating member for preventing short-circuiting of the electrode terminals attached to the electrode terminals inside the external casing, the battery pressing device…

Torque control apparatus and contactless charging system

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9623767
A torque control apparatus is provided which facilitates a positioning between a position of the vehicle and a predetermined parking position when the vehicle is parked. The torque control apparatus according to the present invention includes: accelerator opening angle detecting means for detecting an accelerator opening angle; torque setting means for setting a torque to drive the vehicle (100) on a basis of an accelerator opening angle detected by the accelerator opening angle…

Vehicle seat assembly

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9623777
A vehicle seat assembly has a seat bottom frame, a seat suspension structure, a strap structure and a cushion material. The seat suspension structure is fixed to the seat bottom frame and extends through a seat cushion receiving area of the seat bottom frame. The strap structure is attached to one of a front frame portion of the seat bottom frame and a front end of the seat suspension structure, and is attached to one of a rear frame portion and a rear end of the seat suspension…

Vehicle tie-down assembly

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9623787
A tie-down assembly includes a clamping member configured to engage an accessory track of a vehicle. The clamping member is movable between engaged and disengaged positions. A cleat receives the clamping member and has a first side that engages the accessory track. A shaft of the clamping member passes through the cleat. A tightening member receives a free end of the shaft of the clamping member. The tightening member engages the shaft on a second side of the cleat opposite the first…

Vehicle storage compartment assembly

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9623809
A storage compartment assembly has a main body including an inboard panel and an outboard panel defining a storage compartment therebetween. With the storage compartment assembly installed to a side wall, at least a first portion of the main body extends under an overhanging portion of the side wall and a second portion of the main body extends inboard relative to the overhanging portion over an area of a cargo area floor. An upper end of the first portion of the storage compartment…

Clutch control device for hybrid vehicle

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9623867
A hybrid vehicle clutch control device includes an engine, a motor generator, a first clutch, a second clutch and at least one controller. The first clutch interrupts a torque transmission between the engine and the motor generator. The second clutch interrupts the torque transmission between the motor generator and driving wheels. The controller starts the engine using torque from the motor generator, when switching from an electric vehicle mode to a hybrid mode. When starting the…

Steering control device

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9623901
A steering control device is provided that calculates a white line approach suppression steering reaction force that is based on a distance in which a host vehicle is separated from either a left or a right white line when the host vehicle approaches the left or a right white line. The steering control device applies a steering reaction force to a steering unit that receives steering input from a driver, based on the white line approach suppression steering reaction force, and upon…