Toyota Patent Applications

VEHICULAR ADSORPTION TYPE AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170144508
A vehicular adsorption type air conditioning device comprising: a heater core and an interior heat exchanger that perform heat exchange between air inside a vehicle cabin and a heating medium; an exterior heat exchanger that performs heat exchange between air outside the vehicle cabin and the heating medium; a heating flow path section that circulates the heating medium between a high temperature heat source of the vehicle and the heater core; a plurality of adsorption vessels each…

ADSORPTION HEAT PUMP-EQUIPPED VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170144509
An adsorption heat pump-equipped vehicle air conditioning device comprising: an adsorption heat pump that includes a plurality of vessels, each of which includes an adsorption section housing an adsorbent and an evaporation and condensation section inside which a refrigerant is sealed, an adsorption process and a desorption process being performed repeatedly inside the vessels; first heat exchangers respectively disposed inside each of the adsorption sections; second heat exchangers…

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170144531
A drive system for a vehicle includes an engine, a torque converter that receives power from the engine, an output shaft that transmits torque, transmitted from the torque converter, to a drive wheel, a motor generator that is able to transmit power to the output shaft, and a first clutch provided between the engine and the torque converter and configured to allow or interrupt transmission of power between the engine and the torque converter.

COOLING APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170144532
A cooling apparatus for a hybrid vehicle is provided with an oil circulating circuit supplying oil discharged from an electric oil pump to a first motor, a second motor, an inverter, and a lubrication-required part, and the oil circulating circuit includes: a first circuit supplying the oil that is discharged from the electric oil pump, and is cooled by an HV radiator to the inverter, the first motor, and the second motor; and a second circuit supplying the oil that is discharged from…

DRIVE ASSIST APPARATUS

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170144673
An electronic control unit (11) of a drive assist apparatus (10) acquires electric power source identification information for identifying a source of an electric power currently charged in a battery and electric power amount information representing an electric power amount corresponding to the source from an electric power acquisition unit (14), thereby recognizing a battery remaining amount SOCrg representing a green electric power, a battery remaining amount SOCj representing a…

COWL STRUCTURE FOR A VEHICLE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170144709
A cowl structure for a vehicle that drains water drops. A cowl outer panel is provided opposing a front end portion side of an instrument panel. A downflow portion is provided at each of two end portions in the vehicle width direction of a floor wall portion of the cowl outer panel. A drainage member is provided at the lower side of each downflow portion. Hence, water drops that have flowed down the glass inner face of the front glass pass along the floor wall portion of the cowl outer…

VEHICLE LOWER PORTION STRUCTURE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170144711
A vehicle lower portion structure has a floor panel, rockers, a floor tunnel, and beads. The floor panel forms a floor portion of the vehicle. The pair of rockers are disposed respectively on both outer sides in the vehicle transverse direction of the floor panel, and extend in the vehicle longitudinal direction. The floor tunnel is disposed in a central portion in the vehicle transverse direction of the floor panel, and extends in the vehicle longitudinal direction. The beads are formed…

ANTI-SLIPPING MATERIAL

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170145205
An anti-slipping material consisting of a thermoplastic elastomer composition, wherein the composition comprises (a) 100 parts by weight of a thermoplastic elastomer composed of a hydrogenated block copolymer obtained by hydrogenating a block copolymer having polymer block (A) consisting of a vinyl aromatic compound in molecule, and having a polymer block (B) consisting of a conjugated diene compound in molecule, (b) 150 to 200 parts by weight of a softener, and (c) 25 to 50 parts by…

STRUCTURE CONFIGURED TO RAISE AND LOWER VEHICLE GLASS DOOR

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170145723
A structure configured to raise and lower vehicle glass door, the structure includes: a door glass; a raising-and-lowering guide tab that is disposed at a vehicle width direction inner side of a glass end section at one vehicle front-rear direction side of the door glass; a slider that includes a slide groove section open at the one vehicle front-rear direction side and into which the raising-and-lowering guide tab is inserted, that is fixed to an inner surface at the vehicle width…

ENGINE SYSTEM AND CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR ENGINE SYSTEM

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170145891
An engine system includes a turbocharger (16), an exhaust gas control apparatus (81), a fuel addition device (82), a heating unit, and an ECU. The turbocharger includes a variable nozzle mechanism (34). The exhaust gas control apparatus is disposed on an exhaust downstream side of the exhaust turbine in an exhaust passage. The fuel addition device is configured to add a fuel to the exhaust gas of the engine to recover the function of the exhaust gas control apparatus on a further exhaust…

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PISTON FOR DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170145950
A piston for a diesel engine is prepared as a piston for a direct injection engine, a cavity face of the piston is grinded, and a squish face thereof is masked. Next, a high-purity aluminum coating is formed on the cavity face, and the masking of the squish face is removed and the entire area of the piston top face is subjected to an anodizing treatment. Thereafter, the cavity face is masked, and the squish face is subjected to a sealing treatment.

VEHICULAR CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170145977
A vehicular control apparatus includes a battery (20), a voltage detection unit (21b), a current detection unit (21a), a first calculation unit, a second calculation unit, a determination unit, and a control unit. The first calculation unit calculates a first SOC of the battery based on an open circuit voltage of the battery. When the accuracy of the first SOC is equal to or more than a predetermined level, the control unit controls a predetermined operation accompanied by charging…

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT TYPE SWASH PLATE COMPRESSOR

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170145996
In a variable displacement type swash plate compressor, a connecting mechanism that connects a movable body and a swash plate includes a first arm having a first guide surface and a second arm having a second guide surface. The first and second arms extend from the movable body toward the swash plate and disposed on opposite sides of an imaginary plane that is defined to extend passing through a top dead center portion and an axis of rotation. The first arm and the second arm have a…

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT TYPE SWASH PLATE COMPRESSOR

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170145997
A variable displacement type swash plate compressor includes a housing having therein a swash plate chamber and a plurality of cylinder bores, a drive shaft, a swash plate, and a link mechanism and a plurality of pistons. The compressor further includes a partitioning body, a movable body, a control chamber, a control mechanism and a connecting mechanism. The connecting mechanism includes first and second arms, a traction portion, and a link pin. The first and second arms have first and…

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT TYPE SWASH PLATE COMPRESSOR

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170146009
A variable displacement type swash plate compressor includes a housing having therein a suction chamber, a discharge chamber, a control pressure chamber, a shaft hole, and cylinder bores. The compressor further has a drive shaft, a swash plate, an inclination angle changing mechanism, pistons, introduction passages, and a valve mechanism. The valve mechanism includes a valve element is disposed in a passage connecting the control pressure chamber and the suction chamber. The valve…

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170149048
A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a positive electrode that includes a positive electrode active material layer; a negative electrode that includes a negative electrode active material layer; and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution. When a void volume of the positive electrode active material layer per battery capacity is represented by ? (cm3/Ah), and when a void volume of the negative electrode active material layer per battery capacity is represented by ? (cm3/Ah),…

LITHIUM COMPOSITE METALLIC OXIDE AND PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR THE SAME

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170149060
A lithium composite metallic oxide expressed by: LiaNibCocMndDeOf (where 0.2?“a”?1.5, “b”+“c”+“d”+“e”=1, 0<“e”<1, “D” is at least one of the following elements: Fe, Cr, Cu, Zn, Ca, Mg, Zr, S, Si, Na, K, Al, Ti, P, Ga, Ge, V, Mo, Nb, W, La, Hf and Rf, and 1.7?“f”?2.1), and including: a high manganese portion, which is made of a metallic oxide including Ni, Co and Mn at least and of which the composition ratio between Ni, Co and Mn is expressed by…

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING NONAQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170149088
A method of manufacturing a nonaqueous secondary battery includes: constructing a battery assembly with a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution, the nonaqueous electrolytic solution containing a sulfonic acid compound having a triple bond; activating the battery assembly to decompose a portion of the sulfonic acid compound such that a percentage of the sulfonic acid compound is more than 0 mass % and 0.2 mass % or less with respect to 100 mass %…

LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY MANUFACTURING METHOD

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170149100
A manufacturing method includes a battery assembly fabricating step in which a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte containing an overcharge additive and difluorophosphate are provided in a battery case, a first charging step and a conditioning step. In the conditioning step, discharging to a predetermined lowest SOC and charging to a predetermined highest SOC are performed at least once. The predetermined lowest SOC and the predetermined highest SOC are…

ARRAY ANTENNA DEVICE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170149147
An array antenna device includes a plurality of antenna elements arranged to include a first antenna element arrangement in which antenna elements are arranged at element intervals having predetermined periodicity and a second antenna element arrangement in which antenna elements are arranged at element intervals having predetermined periodicity different from the periodicity in the first antenna element arrangement. The array antenna device includes a control unit configured to remove…