Toyota Patent Applications

VEHICLE DISPLAY SYSTEM

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113513
A vehicle display system includes: a display arranged in a cabin of a vehicle and configured to display settings of a plurality of setting items of an air conditioner; and an electronic control unit configured to calculate an index value indicating a level of an operating load of the air conditioner on the basis of the setting of the setting item that influences a load state of the air conditioner among the plurality of setting items, and display, on the display unit, the index value and…

VEHICLE COOLING SYSTEM

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113514
A vehicle cooling system includes: an adsorption refrigerating machine having an adsorber that includes an evaporation-condensation section housing a first refrigerant, the adsorption refrigerating machine being configured to cool a third refrigerant that circulates between the evaporation-condensation section and a cooler core with evaporative latent heat of the first refrigerant; a second refrigerant flow passage through which flows a second refrigerant that circulates between the…

TRANSFER FOR FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113545
A transfer for a four-wheel drive vehicle includes an input shaft, an output shaft, a high-low switching mechanism, an output member, a clutch, a locking sleeve, a screw mechanism, a transmitting mechanism, a drum cam, and a switching mechanism. The switching mechanism is configured to selectively switch between an H4L position and an L4L position in conjunction with rotational motion of the electric motor. The H4L position is a position in which a high-low sleeve provided in the…

CONTROL DEVICE FOR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113546
A control device for a four wheel drive vehicle. Differential limitation is applied to both of right and left rear wheels, with 2WD_d state being maintained, by executing two wheel control for engaging or half-engaging a first clutch and a second clutch. As the two wheel drive control is executed, a moment that suppresses the rotation speed difference between the right and left rear wheels acts on the right and left rear wheels even in the 2WD_d state. When the rotation speed difference…

CONTROL DEVICE FOR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113567
A control device for a power supply system includes a pre-charge unit, the power supply system having a main electric storage device, a smooth capacitor, a step-up circuit, an open-close switch, a voltage source and a regulation element. The regulation element regulates a current flowing from the smooth capacitor toward the open-close switch. The voltage source is connected to a connection portion between the open-close switch and the step-up circuit, and outputs an output voltage higher…

PAD

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113587
A pad includes: a first pad which is elastically bendable and deformable by pressure, the first pad including a pressed portion on which a pressing force is applied; and a second pad which is harder to bend compared to the first pad, wherein the first pad and the second pad are integrally formed, wherein the pressed portion is disposed to be adjacent to the second pad in a direction orthogonal to a pressing direction of the pressing force, and wherein at least one pad of the first pad…

CUSHION BODY

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113588
A cushion body includes a seat pad; and a seat cover covering a surface of the seat pad in a state in which a surface of the seat cover is bonded to the surface of the seat pad. The seat pad includes a drawing groove into which an intermediate part of the seat cover is drawn such that a surface of the intermediate part of the seat cover is bonded to the drawing groove; and a deformation promoting structure configured to promote bending of a vicinity portion in vicinity of the drawing…

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113690
A vehicle control system is provided to promptly execute an ignition retard of the engine during shifting a gear stage in such a manner as to prevent an engine misfire, while switching air/fuel ratio from lean-burn ratio to stoichiometric ratio. An air/fuel ratio is switched between a stoichiometric ratio and a lean-burn ratio based on an operating point of an engine determined based on an engine speed and an engine torque. If a shifting operation of gear stage and a switching operation…

DAMPER DEVICE AND STEERING DEVICE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113719
In the damper device, when the large diameter portion does not apply an impact force on the flange portion, the elastic body is disposed in one of the housing and the cylindrical portion with a gap and when the large diameter portion applies the impact force on the flange portion, the elastic body is compressed by the restricting surface and the flange portion in an axial direction to be deformed into a state that the elastic body is brought into contact with all of the housing, the…

SUSPENSION MEMBER

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113723
A suspension member that includes: a rear cross member having a pair of secondary side rails; a front cross member; a right and left pair of front body mounts; and a right and left pair of side rails that are each formed in a closed cross-sectional shape having a higher ductility than a ductility of the front body mounts and the secondary side rails, extend in the extension direction of the secondary side rails, and are covered from vehicle body upper side by and joined to the front body…

VEHICLE FLOOR PORTION STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113729
A vehicle floor portion structure that includes: a pair of rockers extending in a vehicle front-and-rear direction; a tunnel extending in the vehicle front-and-rear direction, and the tunnel including a first upper wall portion, and a pair of first side wall portions; cross-members that link the rockers with the tunnel in the vehicle width direction; a tunnel upper reinforcement provided above the tunnel, the tunnel upper reinforcement partially overlapping with the cross-members in side…

ENGINE COVER GROMMETS AND METHODS

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113736
A vehicle comprises an engine compartment and a hood extending over the engine compartment. An engine is situated within the engine and a pin extends from a top side of the engine toward an interior surface of the hood. An engine cover extends between the top side of the engine and the interior surface of the hood. The engine cover includes an engine cover connection and a grommet coupled to the engine cover connection. The grommet has an entrance, a stop, and an internal cavity 143…

CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170114694
According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a control device for an internal combustion engine, in which an electric heating catalyst (EHC) having a catalyst support generating heat by energizing is provided to an exhaust passage. The control device includes a control unit configured to energize the support in the case where a rapid change in intake air flow is detected based on an intake air flow of the internal combustion engine or a correlation value of the…

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170114712
An internal combustion engine includes: a cylinder block including multiple cylinders; a cylinder head; and a turbocharger including an inlet port connected to an exhaust outlet of the cylinder head. The inlet port includes a first wall portion located between one cylinder out of the two outermost cylinders and the central axis of the inlet port in the cylinder array direction, and a second wall portion located on the opposite side of the central axis of the inlet port from the first…

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FINE CATALYST PARTICLES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBON-SUPPORTED CATALYST

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117554
The present invention is to provide fine catalyst particles with better catalytic performance than ever before and a carbon-supported catalyst with better catalytic performance than ever before. Disclosed is a method for producing fine catalyst particles, comprising: a potential applying step of applying a potential to the fine palladium-containing particles in a first dispersion, until a peak indicating a Pd{111} surface in a reduction wave of a cyclic voltammogram becomes larger than a…

FLOW BATTERY

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117569
A flow battery that prevents discharge inhibition caused by lithium-containing deposits produced with chemical oxidation of mediator. Flow battery includes: anode including anode current collector having lithium element on a surface thereof; cathode including cathode current collector; separator disposed between anode and cathode; electrolyte including mediator having function as a redox couple; discharger including reductor and anode chamber, reductor being defined by separator, housing…

BATTERY MONITORING DEVICE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117595
A battery monitoring device is configured to include a monitoring unit that transmits state information that indicates a state of a battery and that interrupts, using an interrupter, a power supply from a battery to a load upon receiving a power-interruption request or when a power supply to the monitoring unit is interrupted, and a controller that transmits a power-interruption request to the monitoring unit upon determining, on the basis of the state information transmitted from the…

BATTERY

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117598
A battery including a heat absorbing layer that has a large endotherm per unit volume. The battery comprises at least one heat absorbing layer, the at least one heat absorbing layer comprising an inorganic hydrate and at least one organic heat absorbing material selected from the group consisting of a sugar alcohol and a hydrocarbon.

COIL END BENDING JIG AND COIL END BENDING METHOD

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117780
A coil end bending jig pushes down a plurality of coil ends of coil segments held by a toric stator core, the plurality of coil ends being arranged on a same circumference. The coil end bending jig includes a plurality of bending units each having a bending tooth that makes contact with a corresponding one of the coil ends, and a guide member having a plurality of guiding slits into which the plurality of bending units is inserted, respectively. The plurality of guiding slits extends…

STATOR COIL FORMING METHOD

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117782
A stator coil forming method includes a bending step of bending portions of a linear lead wire so as to form bent portions; a cutting step of cutting curve parts of the bent portions thus formed, along a perpendicular plane that is approximately perpendicular to an extending direction of the lead wire so as to form coil segments; a U-shape forming step of bending the coil segments in a U-shape; an assembling step of assembling the coil segments to respective slots of a stator core; a…