Toyota Patent Grants

Control device for internal combustion engine

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631593
A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes an in-cylinder injector. The control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: control energizing time for the in-cylinder injector when a partial lift injection is performed such that the partial lift injection becomes maximum partial lift injection with a longest energizing time in the partial lift injection; and control the number of…

Variable displacement type swash plate compressor

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631612
Setting of the pressure sensing mechanism which controls an opening degree of the first valve body is changed by transmitting driving force of the driving force transmission member to the first valve body via the second valve body. According to this configuration, when the second valve body has been opened while conduction of electricity to the electromagnetic solenoid has been stopped, the refrigerant gas from the discharge chamber is supplied to the control pressure chamber via the…

Hydraulic drive device for cargo handling vehicle

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631613
A hydraulic drive device for cargo handling vehicle has: a tank; a pump for drawing in a hydraulic oil from the tank and supplying the hydraulic oil to hydraulic cylinders; an electric motor for driving the pump; a solenoid-controlled proportional valve disposed between an inlet port of the pump and a bottom chamber of an up-and-down hydraulic cylinder and configured to open with a valve travel depending upon a control input of a descent control of an up-and-down control member; a…

Compressor

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631621
A compressor includes a drive shaft, a housing, an annular rotor, and cradles. The rotor has cradle windows. The rotor can rotate within the rotor chamber together with the drive shaft while being in sliding contact with the housing at the circumferential surface. The cradles are provided in the cradle windows to be pivotable about pivot axes. When pivoting, the cradles maintain the compression chambers in an airtight state by being in contact with the housing at pivoting ends of the…

Information providing system and information providing method

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631941
An information providing system includes an obtaining portion that obtains image information captured by a moving object traveling on a road, and an information providing portion that provides the obtained image information, and additional information related to the image information.

Resolver

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631951
A resolver includes a stator core (3), winding wires (12) and a resin mold (6). The resin mold (6) contains a ring portion (4), a connector (5) and a stress reduction structure (9). The ring portion (4) covers the stator core (3). The stress reduction structure is arranged at the connecting portion between the ring portion (4) and the connector (5).

Non-contact power transmission device

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634636
A non-contact power transmission device equipped with a ground-side device and a vehicle-side device. The ground-side device has a primary-side coil to which alternating-current power is input. The vehicle-side device includes a secondary-side coil, a battery, a secondary-side matching device, and a charging device. The secondary-side coil receives alternating-current power from the primary-side coil in a non-contact manner. The secondary-side matching device is provided between the…

Contactless power feeding system, vehicle, power feeding facility and method of controlling contactless power feeding system

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634733
When an impedance adjustment process of a resonant system is started, a power feeding facility outputs power for adjustment. Then, an ECU of the power feeding facility adjusts an impedance matching box provided in the power feeding facility, and when the adjustment is completed, transmits an instruction for adjustment in a vehicle to the vehicle. When the vehicle receives the adjustment instruction from the power feeding facility, the vehicle adjusts an impedance matching box provided in…

Combination switch for a motor vehicle

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: D784872

Cable retaining device for vehicle antenna

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: D784900

Smart necklace with stereo vision and onboard processing

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9629774
A smart necklace includes a body defining at least one cavity and having a neck portion and first and a second side portions. The necklace includes a pair of stereo cameras that is configured to detect image data including depth information corresponding to a surrounding environment of the smart necklace. The necklace further includes a positioning sensor configured to detect positioning data corresponding to a positioning of the smart necklace. The necklace includes a non-transitory…

Catalyst converter

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630145
A catalyst converter includes: a substrate (1) having a cell structure formed of a center area (1A) having the highest cell density, a peripheral area (1C) having the lowest cell density, and an intermediate area (1B) having the cell density between that of the center area and that of the peripheral area; a first catalyst layer formed in the center area (1A); a second catalyst layer formed in the intermediate area (1B); and a third catalyst layer formed in the peripheral area (1C). A…

Device for molding and method for molding metal plate

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630229
A protruding portion is formed in a metal plate material by use of a plurality of molding tools each of which has a die and a punch. In a first step, an initial protruding portion is formed in the metal plate material by use of a first molding tool. In this step, a top of the initial protruding portion is formed to be thinner than other parts. In a second step, a sidewall of the initial protruding portion is rolled out by use of a second molding tool, and the protruding portion is…

Vehicle seats

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630539
A tiltable vehicle seat has a seat frame, a pad formed in a mold associated with the seat frame and a bracket attaching a seatback to the seat frame. The pad is formed through foaming to expand and engulf the seat frame and is integrated with the seat frame. The bracket allows for the seat frame and the pad contained therein to be tilted relative to the seatback to provide multiple vehicle seat modes. The bracket is formed separately from the seat frame and attached to the seat frame…

Vehicles with fender structure assemblies and deforming fender attachment brackets

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630581
A vehicle includes a fender panel support assembly including a hood that at least partially covers an engine compartment. A front fender structure includes a connecting wall portion located at least partially below the hood in a vehicle vertical direction. A side structural member extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction. A deforming fender attachment bracket mounts the front fender structure to the side structural member. The deforming fender attachment bracket includes a fender…

Driving assistance apparatus

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630599
A driving assistance apparatus includes an obstacle detecting unit configured to detect an obstacle and acquire obstacle information including a distance to the obstacle; and a control unit configured to intervene to control at least one of braking force and driving force on the basis of the distance to the obstacle, based on the obstacle information, and a running resistance that occurs in response to steering operated by a driver.

Driving force control system for vehicle

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630610
A driving force control system for a vehicle having a mechanism for changing an engine speed continuously. The driving force control system basically controls said mechanism in a manner such that the engine speed is adjusted to optimize fuel economy. The driving force control system is configured to determine an index representing a demand to enhance agility of behavior of the vehicle based on an actual behavior of the vehicle or an amount of operation carried out by a driver to cause…

System and method for acceleration event prediction

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630611
Methods, systems, and apparatus for acceleration event prediction. A system includes one or more external databases connected through a network to a vehicle. The vehicle includes a navigation unit, one or more sensors and an electronic control unit coupled to at least the navigation unit and the one or more sensors. The electronic control unit is configured to obtain navigational map information and vehicle information, determine a predicted route set including a destination location…

Vehicle engine activation control system

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630612
A vehicle engine activation control system includes a starter connected to a battery; an input unit configured to generate an operation request in response to input from a driver; an electric parking brake device including an electric motor connected to the battery, wherein the electric motor starts driving in response to the operation request; an idle stop control unit configured to automatically stop an engine and automatically reactivate the engine by the starter; and a mediating unit…

Hybrid vehicle and control method therefor

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630615
A hybrid vehicle includes: an engine configured to output power for traveling; a motor configured to output power for traveling; a switch configured to set a fuel economy priority mode, in which priority is given to fuel economy, and to cancel the fuel economy priority mode; and a controller configured (a) to operate the engine and the motor based on the switch setting; (b) to determine the presence/absence of degradation of fuel supplied to the engine; and (c) to prohibit setting of the…