Toyota Patent Grants

Refinish coating system and repairing method for automotive resin glazing

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604250
Disclosed is a method for repairing a damaged area of a silicone hard-coat layer on an automotive resin glazing substrate by applying an intermediate coating composition (I) to the damaged area and applying a topcoat coating composition (II) to the intermediate coating composition. The intermediate coating composition (I) contains (A) a reactive siloxane compound and (B) silica. The topcoat coating composition (II) contains (C) an alkoxysilane having a UV-absorbing functional group, (D)…

Tightening system

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604329
A tightening system for tightening a fastening member includes: a driving section producing torque for tightening the fastening member; an extension bar coupled to the driving section and rotating by the torque; a spindle to which the torque is transmitted via the extension bar and which is connected to the extension bar such that the spindle moves forward or backward in a rotational axis direction of the extension bar with respect to the extension bar; a socket provided at a tip of the…

Vehicle and method for controlling vehicle

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604521
A vehicle includes an engine, an engine cooling system configured to cool the engine with a coolant, an air conditioning apparatus, a heat exchanger that exchanges heat between the coolant and a refrigerant, and an ECU that controls the air conditioning apparatus. The air conditioning apparatus includes a compressor that compresses the refrigerant, and the compressor is driven in response to an air conditioning request to air condition a passenger compartment. Even in the absence of the…

Control device for vehicle drive device

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604525
A vehicle-drive-device control device controls an operating point of the engine by adjusting a torque of a first electric motor, such that a sum of the engine torque and the first electric motor torque is balanced with a torque of an input-side rotating element of a fluid transmission device, which is generated depending on a speed ratio of the fluid transmission device. The control device obtains the input-side rotating element torque based on the engine rotation speed indicated by a…

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604528
A control apparatus is applied to a hybrid vehicle including an internal combustion engine that is capable of changing over its combustion state between lean combustion and stoichiometric combustion. The control apparatus executes noise suppression control by limiting the operating point of the internal combustion engine to be upon a noise suppression line for lean combustion or to be upon a noise suppression line for stoichiometric combustion, so that the noise generated by a power…

Travel support device, travel support method, and drive support system

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604633
A travel route from the current location to the destination is divided into a plurality of sections. Travel modes of a vehicle include an EV mode, which uses the motor as the drive source, and an HV mode, which uses at least the internal combustion engine as the drive source. A road load for traveling each section in the EV mode is set. A travel support device includes a planner and a setter. The planner plans, for each section, the travel mode by selecting one of the EV mode, and an HV…

Turning characteristic estimating device for vehicle

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604636
A turning-characteristic estimating unit of an ECU estimates a stability factor and a steering-response time constant coefficient that are parameter values related to turning characteristics of a vehicle. A standard yaw rate of the vehicle is calculated using the estimation values of the stability factor and the steering-response time constant coefficient estimated by the turning-characteristic estimating unit. A validity determining unit of the ECU determines the validity of the…

Parking assist system

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604638
A parking assist system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to detect an obstacle. The electronic control unit is configured to determine whether a vehicle is allowed to run over the obstacle. The electronic control unit is configured to, when it is determined that the vehicle is allowed to run over the obstacle, set a target position, to which the vehicle moves, to a position at which the vehicle overlaps with the obstacle.

Collision avoidance assistance device

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604640
Disclosed is a collision avoidance assistance device including: an assistance region setting unit is configured to set an assistance region in the vicinity of a vehicle based on a set lateral acceleration determined according to a vehicle speed during steering; and an assistance control unit is configured to permit collision avoidance assistance for the vehicle when an obstacle is detected within the assistance region.

Running control system for vehicle

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9604644
A running control system for vehicles is provided to reduce uncomfortable feeling during coasting by adjusting a braking force. The running control system is applied to a vehicle having a braking device adapted to generate a braking force according to an operation of a driver irrespective of an engagement state of the engagement elements disposed between a prime mover and drive wheels. The running control system comprises a controller that applies a braking force of the prime mover to…

Tunnel entrance specification device and method thereof, computer program for specifying tunnel entrance, and recording medium on which computer program is recorded

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9605967
Provided are a device which automatically specifies the elevation and location of a tunnel entrance, and a method thereof. An object entrance for specification of the elevation and/or the location of a tunnel entrance is selected from a map data storage unit. A road link which includes the selected object entrance is designated as an object road link. An elevation of a prescribed region which includes the object entrance is acquired. A boundary is determined between a flat portion and an…

Shock detection system and shock detection method with vehicle at rest

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606139
A shock detection system with a vehicle at rest includes a parking mechanism for locking rotation of a drive shaft which rotates a wheel of the vehicle, a revolution sensor for detecting a revolution speed of the drive shaft, and a shock detector for detecting a shock to the vehicle based on a magnitude and a frequency of variation in detection values of the revolution speed of the drive shaft detected by the revolution sensor in a state where the rotation of the drive shaft is locked by…

Peripheral object detection apparatus and peripheral object detection method

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606225
A peripheral object detection apparatus that is installed in a vehicle to detect a peripheral object obstructing travel by a vehicle includes: a radar that obtains a reflection intensity by transmitting an electromagnetic wave and receiving an electromagnetic wave reflected by an object; and a determination unit that calculates an integrated value of an amount of variation in the reflection intensity within a predetermined section, obtained by the radar, and determines on the basis of…

Vehicle control device

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606536
In a vehicle control device that is configured to be capable of switching from an automatic travel of the vehicle to manual travel by a driver, a manual driving adaptation degree of a driver during an automatic travel is calculated based on a driver state (S16), a notification timing is set such that the notification timing is earlier as the manual driving adaptation degree becomes lower (S18), and the automatic travel end notification is given to the driver at the set notification…

Simulation-guided incremental stability analysis

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606773
A computer system may seek to identify at least one contraction metric that satisfies contraction conditions for a design of a dynamical system. The computer system may do so by formulating a search for a candidate contraction metric that is suspected of satisfying the contraction conditions for the design of the dynamical system from a set of simulation traces that describe the behavior of the dynamical system for a specific set of operating conditions. The search for the candidate…

Method of manufacturing lithium-ion secondary battery

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608293
A method of manufacturing a lithium-ion secondary battery proposed herein includes the following steps of: preparing a battery in which an electrode assembly is enclosed in a battery case; filling a first electrolyte solution containing a film forming agent into the battery case; charging and discharging the battery filled with the first electrolyte solution; discharging the first electrolyte solution from the battery that has been charged and discharged; and filling a second electrolyte…

Lithium-ion secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608295
A lithium-ion secondary battery (10) includes a wound electrode assembly (40) having a positive electrode current collector foil (51) and a negative electrode current collector foil 61). An edge portion (52) of the positive electrode current collector foil (51) is exposed in a spiral form at one end of a winding axis (WL). An edge portion (62) of the negative electrode current collector foil (61) is exposed in a spiral form at the other end of the winding axis (WL). The spirally exposed…

Charge control apparatus and charge control method

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608468
ECU executes program including the steps of turning on an overcharge tentative determination flag and performing limitation on Win in a case where a rising rate ?TB is higher than or equal to ?TB(0), and a current average value IBs is a value on a side of charging, and the steps of turning off the overcharge tentative determination flag and cancelling the limitation on Win in a case where the rising rate ?TB is lower than or equal to ?TB(1), or the current average value IBs exhibits a…

Rotor for rotating electrical machine, rotating electric machine, and method for producing rotor for rotating electrical machine with magnet having surfaces tilted with respect to magnet insertion hole

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608485
Provided is a rotor for a rotating electrical machine which is capable of minimizing increases in eddy current losses via a magnet, while making insulating film processing of the surface of the magnet unnecessary. The rotor for the rotating electrical machine includes: a rotor core having a magnet insertion hole extending inside; a magnet inserted in the magnet insertion hole; and an insulating filler which is filled between the inner wall of the magnet insertion hole and the magnet so…

Semiconductor device

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608609
A semiconductor device includes a transistor, a diode, a sense transistor, a sense diode, a resistor, and a clamp circuit. The diode is connected in inverse parallel to the transistor. The resistor is connected at one end of the resister to an emitter of the sense transistor and an anode of the sense diode, and is connected at the other end of the resister to an emitter of the transistor and an anode of the diode. The clamp circuit is configured to clamp a voltage that is generated in…