Nissan Patent Grants

Headlamp for an automobile

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: D794846

Rear combination lamp for an automobile

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: D794847

Headlamp for an automobile

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: D794848

Rear combination lamp for an automobile

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: D794849

Suspension device for an in-wheel motor driven wheel

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731572
A suspension device for an in-wheel motor driven wheel ensures a lever ratio and stroke of a shock absorber without setting the upper end portion of the shock absorber at a high position. A wheel driven by an in-wheel motor unit is suspended on a vehicle body via a suspension structure member and a shock absorber, the suspension structure member including an upper suspension arm pivotally supported with respect to the vehicle body, and a third link. The third link pivotally connects the…

Steering control device for vehicle and steering control method for vehicle

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731752
A steering control device for a vehicle controls a steering device having a steering mechanism and a drive unit configured to provide the steering mechanism with steering force for the wheels. The steering control device includes a detection unit to detect the steering angle; and a control unit to calculate a target value of a current to be supplied to the drive unit as a current command value, and execute automatic steering control to automatically control steering of the vehicle by…

Vehicle front suspension

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731758
A transverse link has an inboard side and an outboard side. A steering knuckle has an upper end, a wheel supporting section and a lower end. The lower end is pivotally coupled to the outboard side of the transverse link. A strut has an upper end and a lower end. An upper knuckle breakaway structure attaches the upper end of the steering knuckle to the lower end of the strut. The upper knuckle breakaway structure has a frangible part that releases the upper end of the steering knuckle…

Polyimide precursor, polyimide, and coating solution for under layer film for image formation

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9732253
There is provided a polyimide precursor which can alter the hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity of the surface of a cured film formed readily even by a low level of ultraviolet ray irradiation; and a polyimide produced from the polyimide precursor. The polyimide precursor having a structure represented by the following formula (1): where A represents a tetravalent organic group; B represents a bivalent organic group having a thiol ester bond in its main chain; R1 and R2 independently…

Vehicle information providing device

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9733098
A vehicle information providing device provides route information to vehicles. The vehicle information providing device has a history information accumulation unit that sequentially acquires at least one of driving location information, power consumption information and charging location information from vehicle-mounted devices of a plurality of vehicle, and stores as driving history information. A presentation route is determined by extracting the stored driving history information. The…

Photosensor lens including a purality of convex lens surfaces

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9733122
An object of the present invention is to provide a photosensor lens which, in the case of using a plurality of light emitting elements to form a reflective photosensor, can maximize the efficiency of light irradiation of the light emitting elements with a simple structure. Provided is a photosensor lens configured to condense irradiation light from a plurality of light emitting elements 2 housed in a unit case 1 in a detection region 3 outside the unit case 1, and to condense reflected…

Composition for forming thermoset film having photo alignment properties

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9733519
A material from which a cured film exhibiting high solvent resistance, liquid crystal-alignment performance, heat resistance and high transparency can be formed. A composition for forming a thermoset film having photo alignment properties, including: a component (A) that is an acrylic copolymer having a photodimerizing moiety and a thermal cross-linking moiety; and a component (B) that is a cross-linking agent.

Method and system of communicating vehicle information

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734412
A method of communicating vehicle information, the method includes receiving, via a receiver, notification of an incoming communication from a remote device, capturing with a controller vehicle environment information from at least one onboard vehicle sensor device, transmitting, via a transmitter, the vehicle environment information to the remote device.

Activity monitoring apparatus

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734695
A vehicle component moves between a first position exposing a rearward area of a vehicle interior and a second position at least partially concealing the rearward area. A movement detection device senses movement of the vehicle component. A vehicle ignition device within the vehicle body structure is operated by a vehicle operator. A controller is operably connected to the movement detection device, the vehicle ignition device and an alerting device. The controller detects movement of…

Battery pack tab welding method

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9735413
A positive electrode tab and negative electrode tab of a battery pack are configured by stacking a plurality of single cells each of which has positive electrode tab and negative electrode tab drawn outward and formed of metals different from each other in kind. In a welding method, clad material is disposed between positive electrode tab of second single cell and negative electrode tab of first single cell. Next, with a laser welder, focal point is aimed at interface between negative…

Wet state control device for fuel cell

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9735437
A wet state control device for fuel cell includes a priority control unit for preferentially controlling either one of a pressure and a flow rate of cathode gas when a wet state of a fuel cell is adjusted, a water temperature control unit for controlling a temperature of cooling water when the wet state of the fuel cell is not completely adjustable by a control of the priority control unit, and a complementary control unit for controlling the other of the pressure and the flow rate of…

Starting control device for internal combustion engines and starting control method

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9726137
A starting control device for an internal combustion engine is provided with a hard cranking device and a soft cranking device that are respectively capable of and incapable of cranking the internal combustion engine to a target idle rotation speed. The starting control device includes: a starting mode determination unit determining whether to carry out starting in a non-combustion pressure mode whereby starting is carried out with the hard cranking device, or in a combustion pressure…

Three-dimensional object detection device and foreign matter detection device

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9726883
A three-dimensional object detection has an image capturing device, an image conversion unit, a three-dimensional object detection unit, a three-dimensional object assessment unit, first and second foreign matter detection units and a controller. The image capturing device captures images rearward of a vehicle. The three-dimensional object detection unit detects three-dimensional objects based on image information. The three-dimensional object assessment unit assesses whether or not a…

Separator having heat-resistant insulating layer and electric device comprising the same

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9728757
A separator having a heat-resistant insulating layer of the present invention includes a porous resin base layer and a heat-resistant insulating layer which is formed on one or both sides of the porous resin base layer and contains inorganic particles and a binder. The porous resin base layer contains a resin having a melting temperature of 120° C. to 200° C. The separator is configured so that the ratio of the basis weight of the heat-resistant insulating layer to the basis weight of…

Electrode having active material encased in conductive net

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9728786
An anode for a lithium-ion battery includes a current collector, a separator and an active material comprising alloying particles and a carbon material. A conductive net of carbon material surrounds the active material on at least the side walls and a separator-facing surface, the conductive net having net openings sized to retain the alloying particles and the carbon material within the conductive net while allowing lithium ions and electrons to pass through. The conductive net also…

Fuel cell system

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9728794
A fuel cell system is configured to: calculate a target stack supply flow rate; calculate a compressor supply flow rate based on a stack supply flow rate and the target stack supply flow rate; set a larger one of the compressor supply flow rate and a lower limit flow rate, determined depending on an operation state of the fuel cell system, as a target compressor supply flow rate; control a bypass valve based on the stack supply flow rate and the target stack supply flow rate; fix the…