Nissan Patent Grants

Production method of cosmetic, preparation method of gel for cosmetics, and method of reducing use amount of polymer thickener blended in cosmetic raw materials

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9566218
There is provided a production method of a cosmetic, a preparation method of a gel for cosmetics, and a method of reducing the use amount of a polymer thickener blended in cosmetic raw materials. The present invention relates to a production method of a cosmetic comprising blending, into the cosmetic raw material in addition to the polymer thickener, at least one lipid peptide-type gelator that contains a low-molecular lipid peptide or a pharmaceutically usable salt thereof at a ratio of…

Mounting structure of high voltage unit for electric vehicle

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9566851
A mounting structure of a high voltage unit for an electric vehicle includes a first high voltage unit that has vehicle body fixing parts to be fixed to a vehicle body at both ends in a width direction, and a second high voltage unit that is arranged on an upper side of the first high voltage unit in a vertical direction of the vehicle, in which, in the second high voltage unit, a high voltage heavy component included in the second high voltage unit is arranged closer to a lowermost…

Battery temperature control device

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9566859
A battery temperature control device has a battery pack case that houses a temperature control unit and a battery stack as a group of battery modules. The temperature control unit has an evaporator exchanges heat using the air conditioning unit from the upstream side of the direction of airflow, a blower fan that recirculates the interior air inside the pack case, a PTC heater as a fin member, and a unit duct that supplies air to the battery stack.

Non-contact power supply device, vehicle, and non-contact power supply system

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9566871
This non-contact power supply system contactlessly supplies power by means of magnetic coupling between a power receiving coil (22) provided in a vehicle (200) and a power-transmission coil (12) on the power supply device (100) side. This non-contact power supply system is provided with a first communication means which wirelessly communicates between the vehicle (200) and the power supply device (100) in order to detect the distance therebetween, and a second communication means which…

Continuously variable transmission and method of controlling the same

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9566974
A transmission controller executes synchronization shift of shifting a variator in a direction opposite to a speed ratio change direction of a sub transmission mechanism when shifting a sub transmission mechanism. When a gear position of the sub transmission mechanism is at the second gear position and an output increase request of a power source is made, the transmission controller prohibits the synchronization shift and shifts only the sub transmission mechanism from a second gear…

Steering control device

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9567003
A steering control device suppresses response delay to stabilize a behavior of a vehicle during turning braking. The steering control device includes a steer-by-wire system that controls an actuator that detects displacement of a steering angle when a steering wheel is steered and operates a turning mechanism that turns a turning wheel separated from the steering wheel based on a detection result; a vehicle yaw angle detector; a steering angle detector; a turning state detector that…

Thermosetting resin composition

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9567435
There is provided novel thermosetting resin composition. A thermosetting resin composition comprising a polymer having at least one structural unit of the following Formula (1): {wherein each of R1 and R2 is independently a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group, X is a single bond or a divalent organic group, and Y is an arylene group of the following Formula (2): (wherein Z1 is a carbonyl group or a —CONH— group, Z2 is a C1-5 alkylene group or a 5- or 6-membered divalent…

Method and device for saving the operation of a vehicle

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9567921
In a vehicle including a power supply network for electrical consumers, a battery, an engine, and a generator coupled to the engine to supply electrical energy to the battery and to the power supply network, an operation saving device includes an electronic processor configured to raise an idling speed of the engine when the battery is disconnected from the power supply network.

Electric motor-driven booster

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9568026
In an electric motor-driven booster, a sharp change of reaction force to an operation of a brake pedal is reduced to improve the brake pedal operation feeling. Operation of the brake pedal causes an input rod (34) and an input piston (32) to advance, and an electric motor (40) is driven according to the movement of the input piston to propel a primary piston (10) through a ball-screw mechanism, thereby generating a desired brake hydraulic pressure in a master cylinder. At this time, the…

Control device of automatic transmission

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9568094
Provided is a control device of an automatic transmission, by which a supercharger can be prevented from becoming high in temperature and deteriorating in durability. An automatic transmission is connected to an engine (1) in which a supercharger (2) is mounted and has a manual mode to manually select a desired gear ratio from a plurality of fixed gear ratios. A control device includes a manual mode detection unit, a temperature judgment unit (31) and a gear ratio changeover unit (43)…

Oil pressure control device for belt-type continuously variable transmission

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9568099
There is provided an oil pressure control device for a belt-type continuously variable transmission which includes two pulleys and a belt, wherein each of the two pulleys has a movable sheave which moves by oil pressure supplied to a hydraulic chamber, wherein the oil pressure control device calculates a request torque according to a running state, wherein when calculating the oil pressure which is supplied to the hydraulic chamber of the movable sheave on the basis of the request…

Associating parking areas with destinations based on automatically identified associations between vehicle operating information and non-vehicle operating information

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9568335
A method and apparatus for associating parking areas with destinations based on automatically identified associations between vehicle operating information and non-vehicle operating information may include a vehicle identifying vehicle transportation network information including a primary destination, such that the vehicle transportation network information includes parking area information, and such that the parking area information includes parking area association information…

Three-dimensional object detection device, and three-dimensional object detection method

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569675
A three-dimensional object detection device has an image capturing unit, detection area setting unit, a three-dimensional object detection unit and a lens state assessment unit. The image capturing unit has a lens for capturing images behind a vehicle. The detection area setting unit sets a detection area behind the vehicle. The three-dimensional object detection unit detects a three-dimensional object that is present in the detection area based on the acquired images. The lens state…

Cosmetic, external skin preparation, and medical instrument

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9561255
It is an object of the present invention to provide a cosmetic or external skin preparation that has an improved feel in use, e.g., excellent stretching on the skin surface, excellent permeation into the skin, and no stickiness, or crinkles. A cosmetic or an external skin preparation, and a medical instrument, comprising at least one lipid peptide-based gelator that contains a low-molecular lipid peptide of Formula (1): (where R1 to R3 are independently an organic group) or a…

Vehicle window assembly

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9561706
A vehicle window assembly includes a body structure, a hinge structure, and a covering panel. The hinge structure includes a hinge base and a hinge cover, the hinge base including an attachment portion attached to an upper portion of the body structure, a cover mounting portion, and a loop support portion extending from the attachment portion to the cover mounting portion, the hinge cover being attached to the cover mounting portion. The covering panel includes a hanging loop with a…

Vehicle door hinge structure

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9562382
A vehicle door hinge structure includes a first bracket, a second bracket, a hinge arm and a compressible check structure. The hinge arm has a first end that s attached to the first bracket for pivoting movement about a first pivot axis. The second bracket is attached to a second end of the hinge arm for pivoting movement about a second pivot axis. The compressible check structure is fixed in position to the first bracket. The compressible check structure is adjacent to and spaced apart…

Hinge hydraulic infinite check structure

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9562383
A hinge hydraulic infinite check structure includes a paddle having at least one hydraulic aperture is rigidly fixed to a shaft. The pivot shaft is supported for pivoting movement within a case. The case includes a wall portion rigidly fixed to a cylindrically shaped inner surface and extends radially inward to the shaft. Pivoting movement of the pivot shaft forces the hydraulic fluid to move through the aperture from a first side to a second side of the paddle generating movement…

Engine waste-heat utilization device

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9562444
An engine-waste-heat utilization device includes a Rankine cycle which includes a heat exchanger through which cooling water coming out from an engine flows to recover waste-heat of the engine to refrigerant, an expander which generates power using the refrigerant coming out from the heat exchanger, a condenser which condenses the refrigerant coming out from the expander and a refrigerant pump which supplies the refrigerant coming out from the condenser to the heat exchanger, and a…

Automatic engine-stop control device for vehicle

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9562480
An automatic engine-stop control device for a vehicle has a coast stop controlling section that stops an engine during a running of the vehicle when a predetermined condition is satisfied, a deceleration detecting section that detects a deceleration level of the vehicle, and an engine-stop time limiting section that limits a time length for which the coast stop controlling section keeps the engine in a stopped state if the deceleration level is smaller than or equal to a predetermined…

Control device for secondary battery, and SOC detection method

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9562948
A control device of a secondary battery using, as positive electrode material, positive electrode active material showing a difference of an open circuit voltage curve between during charge and discharge, detects whether the secondary battery is in a charge state or a discharge state. When the secondary battery is in the charge state, the control device calculates, as a current SOC, a value that is lower than an SOC corresponding to a current open circuit voltage of the secondary battery…