Toyota Patent Applications

PLANT CULTIVATION METHOD AND PLANT CULTIVATION DEVICE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170202154
A plant cultivation method is provided and includes grasping tide-generating force (e.g., relative gravity acceleration), and controlling plant growth conditions (e.g., lighting condition) according to the variation in the tide-generating force. A plant cultivation device is provided and has a growing space for cultivating a plant and includes a grasper for grasping a tide-generating force, and a growth conditions controller for controlling a plant growth conditions in the growing space…

HYBRID DRIVING DEVICE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170203643
A hybrid driving device that includes a first input that is linked to an internal combustion engine; a rotary electric machine; a transmission that changes a speed of rotation of a second input, and transmits the rotation to an output; a rotor support which rotates integrally with a rotor of the rotary electric machine; a first engagement device; a second engagement device; and a case.

OCCUPANT PROTECTION SYSTEM

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170203711
An occupant protection system including: a first airbag; and a second airbag, wherein the second airbag has a pair of lateral inflating portions which cover the entire head of the occupant from both sides in the vehicle width direction and an upper deploying portion which covers the head of the occupant from the upper side in the vehicle vertical direction, the pair of lateral inflating portions and the upper deploying portion are each supported in back in the vehicle forward and…

CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170203746
A control apparatus includes an ECU that is configured to: start engagement transition control for outputting an engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value that causes an engagement device to be actuated from a released state toward an engaged state from when an operating member is displaced from a non-drive operating position; when an engagement transition time is longer than a target time, learn the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value such that the…

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR HYBRID VEHICLE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170203754
The control apparatus executes a pulsation compensating control where pulsation compensating torque is calculated for suppressing torque pulsation of an internal combustion engine by a pulsation-compensating-torque calculating portion and an MG1 controlling portion controls a first motor generator to output the pulsation compensating torque, while executes a pressing control where pressing torque is calculated for preventing torque of a second motor generator from crossing 0 Nm by a…

DRIVING SUPPORT DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170203757
A frequency of an unnecessary operation of automatic braking due to a reflected wave from a guard rail is decreased. When a collision avoidance control unit determines that an obstacle detected by a radar sensor and an own vehicle are highly likely to collide with each other, the collision avoidance control unit reads a state signal output by a parking support control unit, and determines whether or not the state signal indicates a specific state, which is a state where parallel parking…

STEERING APPARATUS

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170203783
The steering apparatus includes a first seal member and a second seal member. The first seal member is fixed to one of an outer peripheral surface of a rack shaft and an inner peripheral surface of a housing. The first seal member slidably contacts with a cylindrical surface which is centered on the axis and is provided on the other of the outer peripheral surface of the rack shaft and the inner peripheral surface of the housing. The second seal member is fixed to the other of the outer…

EXHAUST PURIFICATION SYSTEM OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170204763
An exhaust purification system including a particulate filter , a selective reduction catalyst provided at a downstream side from the filter, an ammonia ingredient feed device which feeds an ammonia ingredient to the selective reduction catalyst, a control device which controls the amount of the ammonia ingredient which is adsorbed at the selective reduction catalyst to become a target adsorption amount, and a filter regeneration system which performs filter regeneration processing to…

RANKINE CYCLE SYSTEM

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170204775
A rankine cycle system includes: an internal combustion engine; a gas-liquid separator; a first pump; a steam generator; a superheater; an expander; a condenser; a first control valve; and a controller.

INTAKE MANIFOLD AND ENGINE INCLUDING INTAKE MANIFOLD

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170204819
An intake manifold includes a surge tank, and an intake passage part. An inner surface of the intake passage part includes: an inner peripheral region which is located inner side of the intake passage part in a curvature radius direction; an outer peripheral region which is located outer side of the intake passage part in a curvature radius direction; a first lateral region; and a second lateral region. The outer peripheral region includes a first inclined region, a second inclined…

LOAD DRIVE APPARATUS

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207050
A load drive apparatus includes: a first drive element that drives a first load; a second drive element that drives a second load; a control circuit that controls the first drive element and the second drive element; a power supply circuit that supplies electric power; and a failsafe circuit that includes an abnormality detection portion detecting whether an abnormality occurs in at least one of the control circuit and the power supply circuit, the failsafe circuit controlling the first…

THERMOELECTRIC ELEMENT AND THERMOELECTRIC GENERATION SYSTEM

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207379
A thermoelectric element includes a thermoelectric member made of thermoelectric materials and having a through hole, a pipe inserted into the through hole for making fluid flow, and a soaking member provided to the side of the thermoelectric element. The pipe and the soaking member respectively also function as an electrode of the thermoelectric member. A surface of the soaking member includes a blackened surface and a mirror surface. A thermoelectric generation system includes a…

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CURRENT COLLECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SOLID BATTERY

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207460
Provided is a method for manufacturing a current collector provided with a conductive layer that can keep a high resistance only at a high temperature. The method includes dispersing a carbon material in an organic solvent to prepare a carbon material dispersion solution, dispersing polyvinylidene fluoride in an organic solvent to prepare a resin dispersion solution, mixing the carbon material dispersion solution, the resin dispersion solution, and water, to prepare a composition for…

CONDUCTIVE PASTE FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY POSITIVE ELECTRODES AND MIXTURE PASTE FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY POSITIVE ELECTRODES

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207461
This invention relates to a conductive paste for lithium-ion battery positive electrodes and a mixture paste for a lithium ion battery positive electrode that have an easy-to-apply viscosity, even when a relatively small amount of a dispersion resin is incorporated. More specifically, the invention provides a conductive paste for lithium-ion battery positive electrodes, the conductive paste comprising a dispersion resin (A), conductive carbon (B), and a solvent (C), the dispersion resin…

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FUEL CELL CATALYST LAYER

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207463
A method for producing a fuel cell catalyst layer, which is able to allow an ionomer to sufficiently penetrate to the inside of the fine pores of a support with fine pores. The method is a method for producing a fuel cell catalyst layer in which a catalyst is supported on the support with fine pores and is coated with an ionomer, the method comprising: hydrophilizing a surface of the support by use of nitric acid, and dispersing the support, the catalyst and the ionomer by use of a ball…

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OF A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207634
A controller of a fuel cell system performs a starting operation that switches on a first precharge circuit so as to reduce a voltage difference between a first smoothing capacitor and a second smoothing capacitor and subsequently turns on a first relay, when a start switch is turned on in a system off state that the first relay is off. Upon satisfaction of a predetermined condition including at least one of a condition that a difference between the voltage of the first smoothing…

STATOR AND ELECTRIC MOTOR

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207673
A stator for a electric motor, the stator including: a stator core including a yoke having an annular shape, and a plurality of teeth protruding from an inner circumferential surface of the yoke in a stator radial direction; a stator coil wound around the teeth, the stator coil being configured to generate a rotating magnetic field as a current is applied thereto; and a cancel coil extending in a stator axial direction at positions on the inner circumferential side and the outer…

MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207739
A motor control apparatus includes: a booster circuit electrically connected to a battery; and an inverter electrically connected to the booster circuit at one end and electrically connected to a motor at another end. The motor control apparatus is provided with a controller configured to control the inverter to output square wave voltage to the motor, thereby driving the motor. The controller is configured to control the inverter to temporarily invert voltage polarity associated with…

ACCESS DETECTION OF AN UNAUTHORIZED DEVICE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170208074
Systems and methods include a data communications module (DCM) having a control area network (CAN) bus configured to be connected to an OBD port. A DLC having a high DLC branch line is connected to a high main bus line of the CAN bus and a low DLC branch line is connected to a low main bus line of the CAN bus. The DCM also includes a DDC connected between the DLC and the low main bus line of the CAN bus. The DDC is configured to transmit a signal to a telematics ECU when an external…

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170208642
A wireless communication device, a wireless communication method, and a program are provided in which even when communications in a plurality of kinds of wireless communication modes are performed via a single antenna, the communications in these wireless communication modes can coexist and the communications can be appropriately performed. In the case where communications in a BT wireless communication mode in which processing of searching for registered target devices 4 is repeatedly…