Toyota Patent Applications

METHOD FOR FORMING METAL PLATE AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING METAL PLATE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008058
A method for forming bulging portions on a metal plate by performing cold-pressing on the metal plate is provided. The method includes a first step and a second step. In the first step, a pre-formed body including pre-formed bulging portions is formed with a first die. Each pre-formed bulging portion includes sidewalls. Each sidewall includes dents. In the second step, the sidewalls are pressed by a second die so that the dents of the pre-formed body disappear.

STRUT-TYPE SUSPENSION DEVICE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008362
A strut-type suspension device includes an upper support; a shock absorber that is supported by the upper support; a coil spring that is arranged surrounding the shock absorber, between an upper spring seat and a lower spring seat; and a bearing that is arranged between the upper spring seat and the upper support. The upper support includes a mounting portion that has a support surface for supporting the bearing. The support surface is inclined with respect to a plane perpendicular to a…

STABILIZER BUSHING

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008365
A stabilizer bushing includes a holding hole, a vehicle-body facing surface, an outer surface having a U-shape, and at least one separation surface extending from an inner circumferential surface of the holding hole to the outer surface. Each of the at least one separation surface has a pressing force generating surface located nearer to the vehicle-body facing surface than a particular plane in a state in which the stabilizer bushing is mounted on a vehicle-body-side mount surface of a…

FUEL TANK STRUCTURE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008394
There is provided a fuel tank structure, the fuel tank structure including (1) a bag-shaped member that partitions a space within a fuel tank into a first space at an outer side and a second space at an inner side, (2) a first pressure sensor that senses pressure of the first space, (3) a second pressure sensor that senses pressure of the second space, (4) a pump that reduces pressure of the first space, and (5) a control section that, in a case in which the pressure of the first space…

HYBRID VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008511
A vehicle is configured to perform external power supply which supplies electric power to outside of the vehicle. The vehicle includes a battery, an engine, a first MG configured to generate electric power using motive power of the engine, a fuel supply port for supplying a fuel for the engine, and an ECU for controlling an external power supply operation. When fuel supply into the fuel supply port is performed during the external power supply, the ECU prohibits driving of the engine,…

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR HYBRID VEHICLE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008513
A control apparatus is provided with: a setting device configured to set a surrounding environment situation in which a driver does not want to start the internal combustion engine, as an internal combustion engine start avoidance condition; an obtaining device configured to obtain surrounding environment situation information in order that the hybrid vehicle performs the autonomous running in the automatic operation mode; a condition determining device configured to determine whether or…

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008516
A vehicle control apparatus includes a driving state determining portion configured to determine whether the vehicle is in a drivable state at a present time or will be in a drivable state at a point in time after a predetermined period of time has passed from the present time, based on data indicative of a positional relationship between the vehicle and a surrounding environment, that is used in the autonomous driving mode; and a rotation speed reducing portion configured to reduce a…

COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008517
A collision avoidance system includes: a radar that detects an object that is located behind a vehicle and that detects a distance to the object; a plurality of ultrasonic sensors, each of which detects the object and detects a distance to the object, the plurality of ultrasonic sensors respectively detect different detection areas; an approaching object detection unit that detects an approaching object that approaches the vehicle from among the objects; a screen estimation unit that…

HYBRID VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR HYBRID VEHICLE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170009667
A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electrical storage device, an electric motor, an exhaust emission control device, and a controller. The internal combustion engine includes a variable valve actuating device. The variable valve actuating device is configured to change an operation characteristic (IN1a, IN2a, IN3a) of an intake valve. The electrical storage device is configured to store electric power. The electric power is generated by using the internal…

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170009668
A vehicle having a valve stop mode control unit configured such that an intake valve and an exhaust valve are stopped in a closed state during rotation of an output shaft, supply of fuel to an engine is stopped, a clutch is made to be in an engaged state, and pistons are driven by rotational forces from driving wheels through the output shaft. When there is a request for valve stop inertial running, a negative pressure is supplied to an intake passage by a vacuum pump.

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170009672
A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is configured to: calculate measured data of MFB in synchrony with crank angle based on in-cylinder pressure detected by an in-cylinder pressure sensor; execute engine control based on a measured value of a specified fraction combustion point that is calculated based on the measured data of MFB; calculate a first correlation index value for MFB and a second correlation index value for dMFB/d?; and suspend the engine control when the…

CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170009674
The control device executes transition control when the operating state of the air flow control valve is switched during implementation of the lean burn operation, and the NOx storage amount which is estimated is smaller than a determination value. According to the transition control, a combustion air-fuel ratio in a cycle of which an intake stroke overlaps a time period of switching the operating state of the air flow control valve is made fuel-leaner than the theoretical air-fuel ratio…

TRAFFIC-LIGHT CYCLE LENGTH ESTIMATION DEVICE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170011627
For each of the traveling directions (traveling direction 1 to traveling direction 4) at an intersection, a traffic-light cycle length estimation device acquires a time at which a vehicle in the stopped state starts moving, calculates the time difference between neighboring start times, which have been acquired, as a start interval, and generates a histogram based on the number of samplings of start intervals. The device combines the generated histograms into a histogram for all…

VARIABLE MAGNETIC COUPLING REACTOR HAVING TWO INTEGRATED REACTOR ELEMENTS, POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF USE OF COMPOSITE MAGNETIC COMPONENT HAVING TWO INTEGRATED REACTOR ELEMENTS

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170011842
A core has first to third magnetic leg portions. First and second windings wound on the first and second magnetic leg portions, respectively, are connected in series to constitute a first reactor. A third winding wound on the third magnetic leg portion constitutes a second reactor. A magnetic field produced from the first reactor and a magnetic field produced from the second reactor reinforce each other in the second magnetic leg portion, but weaken each other in the first magnetic leg…

PRODUCTION METHOD OF COMPACT

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170011848
The method including: applying a graphite-based lubricant to a cavity surface of a die; forming a first graphite-based powder layer by disposing graphite-based powder that does not contain a binder on a cavity surface of a lower punch, forming a magnet powder body by putting magnet powder on the first graphite-based powder layer, and forming a second graphite-based powder layer by disposing graphite-based powder that does not contain a binder on the magnet powder body; and producing a…

INSULATED GATE TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170011952
An insulating gate type semiconductor device being capable of easily depleting an outer periphery region is provided. The insulating gate type semiconductor device includes: first to fourth outer periphery trenches formed in a front surface of a semiconductor substrate; insulating layers located in the outer periphery trenches; fifth semiconductor regions being of a second conductive type and formed in ranges exposed to bottom surfaces of the outer periphery trenches; and a connection…

ROTOR OF ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170012503
A rotor core includes at least one core refrigerant passage configured to release a refrigerant to a gap between the rotor core and a stator. The core refrigerant passage includes: a central refrigerant passage provided radially inside a permanent magnet so as to extend in an axial direction, the central refrigerant passage being opened on axial end surfaces of the rotor core; an inner refrigerant passage communicating the shaft refrigerant passage with the central refrigerant passage;…

VEHICLE INVERTER DEVICE AND MOTOR-DRIVEN COMPRESSOR

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170012506
A vehicle inverter device is configured to convert DC power to AC power. The vehicle inverter device includes a circuit having switching elements and a noise reducer. The noise reducer is provided on an input side of the circuit and is configured to reduce common mode noise and normal mode noise contained in the DC power. The noise reducer is configured by a common mode choke coil, which includes a core, a first winding wound about a first winding portion of the core, and a second…

ROTOR PRODUCTION METHOD

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170012509
A rotor production method includes: a first step of arranging a plurality of sintered bodies side by side with an insulating lubricant applied to an interface of at least one of the sintered bodies adjacent to each other, and then housing the sintered bodies in a cavity of a molding die such that the sintered bodies are arranged side by side in the cavity, the sintered bodies being precursors of a plurality of split magnets constituting one rare-earth magnet; a second step of turning the…

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE ROTOR

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170012510
A method for manufacturing a rotary electric machine rotor includes forming core block elements; inserting magnets in corresponding one of the magnet holes; forming magnet core blocks by injecting a molten resin into each of the magnet holes from above the magnet, solidifying the molten resin, and thereby forming a resin portion so as to integrate each of the core block elements and the magnets. End surfaces of the magnets are exposed on a first end surface; and the molten resin is…