Toyota Patent Applications

CONSOLE DEVICE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080871
A console device provided lateral to a vehicle seat on a vehicle floor, the console device includes a console box provided with a container portion having an open top and a lid provided on the console box to open and close the container portion. A clearance allowing conditioned air to flow out toward a person sitting on the seat is provided between an upper end of a lateral surface of the console box and a lateral end of the lid.

VEHICLE ENERGY ABSORPTION STRUCTURE AND ENERGY ABSORPTION MEMBER

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080884
A vehicle energy absorption structure includes an energy absorption member made of fiber reinforced resin. At least part, in a thickness direction, of that wall extending in a load input direction of the energy absorption member is provided with a plurality of discontinuous portions discontinued from each other in the load input direction, the plurality of discontinuous portions being arranged along the load input direction.

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080930
A vehicle control apparatus of the invention is applied to a vehicle having at least one device configured to acquire a road situation information from an outside of the vehicle. The apparatus determines whether or not a particular situation regarding a vehicle traveling occurs on the basis of the road situation information. The particular situation being a situation that a driver of the vehicle should be alerted. The apparatus can perform an informing for alerting the driver and execute…

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080934
A vehicle control apparatus of the invention determines whether or not an informing condition is satisfied. The informing condition becomes satisfied when a particular situation regarding an own vehicle traveling that a driver of the own vehicle should be alerted occurs. The apparatus executes an informing control for alerting the driver when the informing condition is satisfied and executes a cruise control for causing the own vehicle to travel when a cruise condition is satisfied. The…

VEHICLE TRAVELING CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080940
A control device detects a first vehicle traveling in front of an own vehicle using a front looking radar device, and detects a second vehicle which is predicted to cut in between the own vehicle and the first vehicle using the front looking radar device and/or front-side looking radar devices. The control device calculates a first target acceleration required for the own vehicle to maintain an inter-vehicle distance between the own vehicle and the first vehicle at a first set…

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080941
A vehicle speed control device performs vehicle speed control for controlling the vehicle speed of a host vehicle so that the vehicle speed of the host vehicle becomes a preset vehicle speed that is set in advance when a preceding vehicle traveling ahead of the host vehicle is not detected and for controlling the vehicle speed of the host vehicle so that the host vehicle follows the preceding vehicle when the preceding vehicle is detected. The vehicle speed control device determines…

VERTICAL CIRCULATING CONVEYOR

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170081128
A vertical circulating conveyor includes a lowering path part (3) and a raising path part (4) that connect end portions of a conveyance path part (1) and a return path part (2) vertically positioned in a linear arrangement. The lowering path part (3) includes front wheel lowering guide rails (8A) to guide front wheels (F) of a transport vehicle (5) and rear wheel lowering guide rails (8B) to guide rear wheels (R) of the transport vehicle (5). The transport vehicle (5) is moved in the…

OIL SEPARATOR

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170081998
An oil separator includes a case, electrode plates, filters, and a power supply unit. The electrode plates are arranged in the case with a space in between such that any two adjacent electrode plates face each other. The filters are made of an electrically insulating material and each arranged between any two adjacent electrode plates. The power supply unit is connected to the electrode plates and applies voltage between any two adjacent electrode plates, thereby creating a potential…

VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170082039
A vehicle includes an engine and an electric power output device that is configured to output electric power generated by using the engine to the outside of the vehicle. The engine includes an EGR device for recirculating exhaust gas of the engine to an intake side. The vehicle further includes a controller for controlling a recirculation amount of the exhaust gas by the EGR device in accordance with a load of the engine. The controller restricts the recirculation amount of the exhaust…

ELECTRIC SUPERCHARGER

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170082115
An electric supercharger wherein the assemblability of a bearing holding structure is improved is provided. An electric motor 30 of an electric supercharger 101 has a shaft 22. A second bearing 24 supports the shaft 22 rotatably. The second bearing 24 comprises an outer ring 24a and an inner ring 24b rotatable with respect to each other. A second bearing sleeve 26 supports the outer ring 24a as a fixed ring. A key ring 51 positions the outer ring 24a with respect to the second bearing…

NEGATIVE-ELECTRODE STUFF AND NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR USE IN LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY AS WELL AS LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084905
A negative-electrode stuff has negative-electrode active-material particles including: an element being capable of sorbing and desorbing lithium ions, and being capable of undergoing an alloying reaction with lithium; or/and an elementary compound being capable of undergoing an alloying reaction with lithium. The negative-electrode active-material particles includes particles whose particle diameter is 1 ?m or more in an amount of 85% by volume or more of them when the entirety is taken…

NEGATIVE-ELECTRODE STUFF AND NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR USE IN LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY AS WELL AS LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084906
A negative-electrode stuff has negative-electrode active-material particles including: an element being capable of sorbing and desorbing lithium ions, and being capable of undergoing an alloying reaction with lithium; or/and an elementary compound being capable of undergoing an alloying reaction with lithium. The negative-electrode active-material particles includes particles whose particle diameter is 1 ?m or more in an amount of 85% by volume or more of them when the entirety is taken…

ELECTRICITY-STORAGE DEVICE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084946
An electrode assembly for this secondary battery has a pair of end surfaces in a layering direction. Each of said end surfaces has a facing section onto which facing regions where positive-electrode active-material layers and negative-electrode active-material layers face each other are projected. Securing tapes for securing the electrode assembly from one end face thereof to the other are laid out on top of the aforementioned facing sections. Each securing tape has a section in which,…

ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE AND STATOR OF ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085139
A stator and a rotary electric machine include a stator core including a plurality of stacked annular electromagnetic steel plates with coupling portions. The coupling portions are arranged with a pitch of an integral multiple of a central angle. The central angle is defined as an angle between two adjacent magnetic poles of the same polarity relative to a rotational center of the rotor. When a number of the coupling portions is an odd number, fixing portions are arranged with the same…

NON-ISOLATED DC-DC CONVERSION CIRCUIT

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085187
A power transfer system includes DC-DC power conversion circuitry that has a first switch and a second switch on either side of a transformer connected via a common ground with a first capacitor and a second capacitor cross-connected across the transformer. A direction of power transfer is determined, and primary and secondary sides of the DC-DC power conversion circuitry are aligned based on the direction of power transfer. An amount of on-time for the first switch or the second switch…

THREE-PHASE INVERTER MODULE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085190
In an upper phase module 2, a second electrode terminal 24V is located at a center C1 of the upper phase module 2, and a first electrode terminal 24U and a third electrode terminal 24W, and a first P terminal 25P and a second P terminal 26P are located so as to be symmetric with respect to the second electrode terminal 24V in an X-direction. The first electrode terminal 24U, the second electrode terminal 24V, the third electrode terminal 24W, the first P terminal 25P and the second P…

Electric Drive Systems Including Smoothing Capacitor Cooling Devices and Systems

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085209
An electric drive system includes a smoothing capacitor including at least one terminal, a bus bar electrically coupled to the at least one terminal, a thermoelectric device including a first side and a second side positioned opposite the first side, where the first side is thermally coupled to at least one of the at least one terminal and the bus bar, and a cooling element thermally coupled to the second side of the thermoelectric device, where the cooling element dissipates heat from…

POWDER MOLDING APPARATUS AND COMPACT MANUFACTURING METHOD

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080492
Provided is a powder molding apparatus including: a die; an upper punch and a lower punch; a middle platen attached to the upper punch; an upper platen mounted on a press machine and the upper platen being attached to a push rod; a link mechanism connecting the upper platen and the middle platen; a first actuator that fixes the link mechanism and cancels a fixation of the link mechanism; a bolster attached to the lower punch, and a lower platen attached to the die, in which descending of…

Methods For Evaluating The Properties Of Transient Liquid Phase Bonds

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080493
According to embodiments described herein, the properties of a transient liquid phase bond may be evaluated by a method that includes forming a bulk material sample. The bulk material sample may include the material of the transient liquid phase bond. Forming the bulk material sample may include providing a bonding material precursor and forming the bulk material sample by transient liquid phase bonding the bonding material precursor by spark plasma sintering the bonding material…

Systems Of Bonded Substrates and Methods For Bonding Substrates

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080682
In one embodiment, a system of bonded substrates may include a first substrate, a second substrate, and a composite bonding layer positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate. The composite boding layer may include an interior bond region, an exterior bond region, and a metal matrix. The material of the interior bond region may have a greater elastic modulus than the material of the exterior bond region. A portion of the metal matrix may be in the interior bond region…