Toyota Patent Applications

GAIT STATE DETERMINATION APPARATUS, GAIT STATE DETERMINATION METHOD, AND WALKING TRAINING APPARATUS

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170049660
A gait state determination apparatus includes a foot attachment structure disposed in the walking assistance apparatus, the foot attachment structure to be attached to a foot of a user, pressure detection means, disposed in the foot attachment structure, for detecting a pressure exerted on a sole of the user, pressure center calculation means for successively calculating a center position of a pressure exerted on the sole during a gait motion of the user based on the pressure exerted on…

JOINED BODY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING JOINED BODY, AND STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050370
A joined body includes: a first compact that includes a fiber-reinforced resin and a fiber exposure portion where a fiber of the fiber-reinforced resin is exposed, the fiber exposure portion being formed on at least a part of a surface of the first compact; a second compact that is joined to the first compact at the fiber exposure portion of the first compact; and a joint portion that is interposed between the fiber exposure portion of the first compact and the second compact.

SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM WITH FRANGIBLE BUSHING COLLAR

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050485
A suspension arm adapted for use in a suspension system of an automotive vehicle including an arm member, a first mounting portion formed at a first end of the arm member and a second mounting portion formed at a second end of the arm member spaced in a first direction relative to the first mounting portion. The first mounting portion including a bushing collar equipped with a frangible portion comprising at least one stress riser, and the longitudinal axis of the collar in the first…

RESIN FUEL TANK

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050511
A resin fuel tank includes a fuel tank main body (19) in which a closed space for storing fuel is formed in its interior; a built-in part (24) that is disposed within the closed space and is fixed to a wall portion of the fuel tank main body by at least two mounting portions (46); connecting portions (32, 34) of the built-in part, which are separated from the wall portion and that connect el the two mounting portions (46); and deformation absorbing portions (48A, 48B) of the built-in…

VEHICLE POP-UP HOOD DEVICE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050610
A vehicle pop-up hood device includes a hinge base, a first arm that is coupled to the hinge base via first pin, a second arm that is coupled to the first arm via a second pin, and an actuator that is coupled to the first arm via a first coupling shaft and coupled to the second arm via a second coupling shaft. The first coupling shaft, the second coupling shaft, and the second pin are disposed at a vehicle front side and a vehicle width direction inner side with respect to the first pin.…

VEHICLE PEDAL DEVICE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050625
The vehicle pedal device includes a pedal bracket fixed to a dash panel, a pedal, a lever bracket fixed to the dash panel, fixing means fixing the pedal bracket and the lever bracket with a predetermined holding force for fixed state, a rotating lever, a reinforcement for instrument panel, a lever rotator which is fixed to the reinforcement for instrument panel, and bracket deforming means fixed to the reinforcement for instrument panel. The bracket deforming means contacts with the…

VEHICLE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050635
A vehicle includes an engine, a first motor generator, a second motor generator, a transmission, a differential device, and an electronic control unit. The transmission includes an input shaft, an output shaft, and a clutch. The electronic control unit is configured to detect a rotation speed difference between the input shaft and the output shaft when the clutch is controlled so as to be brought into a power transmission shut-off state. The electronic control unit is configured to, when…

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050636
A control system for a vehicle, the control system includes a selectable one-way clutch, a motor, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to (i) execute rotation control to control the motor such that negative differential rotation changes into positive differential rotation when the selectable one-way clutch is switched from a disengaged state to an engaged state while differential rotation of the selectable one-way clutch is negative and (ii) initiate…

SHIFT CONTROL APPARATUS OF VEHICLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050640
In a vehicle automatic transmission having structure in which an output-side rotating element is provided between a speed increasing-side rotating element that is connected to an engine via input clutch and increased rotation speed during downshift into a predetermined speed, and a speed reducing-side rotating element that is reduced in rotation speed by a second engagement apparatus being engaged during the downshift, in an alignment graph, the first engagement apparatus is engaged…

VEHICLE FRONT PORTION STRUCTURE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050676
A vehicle front portion structure has: a suspension member provided at a vehicle lower side of side members and supported by the side members, the suspension member having a main body portion that extends in a vehicle transverse direction, and a pair of left and right arm portions, each of which extends toward a vehicle front side from a vehicle transverse direction end portion of the main body portion; a front cross member connecting a distal end portion of one of the arm portions and a…

VEHICLE LOWER PORTION STRUCTURE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050679
A vehicle lower portion structure includes a front pillar reinforcement provided to a front pillar and having a lower end portion joined to a panel forming a rocker; and a rocker reinforcement provided to the rocker, joined to the panel, and having a front end that is disposed to face a rear end of the lower end portion from a vehicle rear side, wherein when a collision load is input from a vehicle front side to at least the front pillar, the rear end comes in contact with the front end.

EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM AND EMISSION CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170051647
An emission control system and method execute a regeneration control such that a catalyst device recovers from poisoning, in a first control mode in which a temperature raising operation and a releasing operation are alternately repeated and in a second control mode in which the temperature raising operation and the releasing operation are alternately repeated. In the first control mode, the temperature raising operation is performed by post injection from a fuel injector. In the second…

EXTERIOR MEMBER AND WIRE HARNESS

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170053722
An exterior member having a tubular form which accommodates and protects a conductive path, the exterior member includes at least one conductive path holding part which holds the conductive path. The at least one conductive path holding part is configured in a protruding part in an inner surface of the tube, and in a recessed part in an outer surface of the tube. In the recessed part, one or a plurality of protrusions are formed which protrude outward. The protrusions are configured in…

BATTERY MODULE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054116
A battery module includes battery cells, a cover, a conductor, first and second end plates, an elastic body, and a fixing plate. The first and second end plates hold the battery cells from the opposite ends in the aligning direction. The elastic body is arranged between the second end plate and the battery cell that is adjacent to the second end plate. The fixing plate is arranged between the elastic body and the battery cell that is adjacent to the elastic body. The elastic body is…

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054145
A lithium ion secondary battery is provided that is resistant to a decline in capacity even when subjected to repeated charge/discharge under conditions that facilitate the precipitation of lithium metal on a negative electrode surface. The herein disclosed lithium ion secondary battery has: an electrode assembly having a positive electrode and a negative electrode; and a nonaqueous electrolyte solution containing a carbonate solvent and LiPF6. A surface of the negative electrode is…

NICKEL HYDROGEN BATTERY

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054151
A nickel hydrogen battery configured to suppress a decrease in battery voltage. The battery comprises a cathode containing a cathode active material, an anode containing an anode active material, and an electrolyte layer in contact with the cathode and the anode. The cathode active material contains H2NiP2O7 having a crystal structure including at least one NiO6 octahedron and at least one PO4 tetrahedron.

GAS CHANNEL FORMING PLATE FOR FUEL CELL AND FUEL CELL STACK

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054156
A gas channel forming plate includes protrusions, which extend parallel with each other, gas channels that are respectively located between each adjacent pair of the protrusions, and water channels, which are respectively formed on the back surface of each protrusion. Each protrusion includes first communication portions and second communication portions. Each first communication portion includes a first opening. Each second communication portion includes a second opening. The second…

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054179
The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery configured such that a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte are accommodated in a battery case. The battery includes lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB) at least at the time of assembly of the battery. The negative electrode includes a film derived from the LiBOB and containing a boron atom (B) and a carbonate ion (CO32?). A ratio (mc/mb) of a molar content mc of the carbonate ion…

STATOR FOR ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054346
A cooling oil is supplied from a cooling pipe to an outer peripheral surface of a mold resin, and a thermistor for measuring a temperature of a coil is provided at one end portion of the mold resin in an axial direction of a stator. A bulge portion for restraining the cooling oil from being supplied to the thermistor is provided bulging outward in the axial direction of the stator in such a manner as to surround at least part of a periphery of the thermistor, at one end portion of the…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING A LIGHTING SYSTEM BASED ON USER LIGHTING PREFERENCES

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170055329
A method of operating a lighting device positioned in an environment that includes acquiring lighting data corresponding to an environment using one or more sensing devices. The one or more sensing devices are communicatively coupled to a processor and a lighting device is positioned in the environment. The method further includes determining from the lighting data, by the processor, a lighting condition of the environment, acquiring presence data corresponding to a presence of one or…