Toyota Patent Grants

Headrest mounting structure vehicle seat

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545862
A headrest is mounted to a seat back by inserting a support into a support hole of a holder and inserting a stay of the headrest into to stay hole of the support inserted into the support hole of the holder. A gap occupying part provided in the support moves between an advanced position at which the gap occupying part protrudes from an outer wall of the support and is capable of touching an inner surface of the support hole, and a retracted position at which the gap occupying part is…

Conveyance seat

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545864
A conveyance seat includes a seat frame, and a rod that extends to a region on a seat inside, and that is connected to the seat frame. The rod is connected to the seat frame via a shaft member. The shaft member includes a tubular portion having a through-hole, and a protruding portion protruding toward an outside in a radial direction from one end of the tubular portion in an axial direction. The shaft member is assembled to the seat frame in a state in which the tubular portion is…

Far side airbag device for vehicle

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545893
A far side airbag device for a vehicle has: an inflator that is provided at a central-side side portion of a seat back along a height direction of the seat back, and that jets gas out from a jetting portion; a side airbag that receives a supply of gas from the inflator and is thereby inflated and expanded; a diffuser that is housed at the interior of the side airbag, that receives a supply of gas from the inflator and is thereby inflated and expanded in a shape of a tube that surrounds…

Control device and control method for vehicle

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545900
Hill hold control for a vehicle that is executed in response to idling stop of an engine is cancelled on the condition that a command to restart the engine for recovery from the idling stop is issued and an engine rotation speed is higher than or equal to a predetermined determination value; whereas, cancellation of the hill hold control is prohibited when the engine is in process of being stopped through the idling stop.

Hybrid vehicle

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545916
When all conditions for increasing a regeneration amount are established, and when a motor temperature Tmg is lower than a predetermined temperature, and a rotation speed Nm1 of a motor MG1 is lower than a predetermined rotation speed, a motor requirement upper limit value VHlimmg is set by imposing a limit for reducing a drive voltage system voltage VH (S130). In so doing, the regeneration amount can be increased by suppressing heat generation by a diode of a lower arm of a step-up…

Drive control device for hybrid vehicle

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545917
A drive control device for a hybrid vehicle is provided with a differential device having four rotary elements. One of the four rotary elements is constituted by rotary components of each of a first and a second differential mechanisms selectively connected to each other through a clutch. One of the rotary components of said first and second differential mechanisms selectively connected through said clutch is selectively fixed to a stationary member through a brake. The drive control…

Control device of hybrid vehicle

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545918
A control device of a hybrid vehicle causing a first electric motor to apply an engine reduction torque for reducing a rotation speed of an engine at the time of stopping a rotation of the engine, when it is determined that an output torque of a second electric motor is in a predetermined torque range near zero including zero during transition to stopping the rotation of the engine with the engine reduction torque applied by a first electric motor at the time of stopping the rotation of…

Misfire determination device for internal combustion engine

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545920
When a rotational fluctuation ?NEeng of an engine is equal to or larger than a first threshold NEref1, a rotational fluctuation ?NEmg1 of a motor MG1 that is calculated at a timing preceding the rotational fluctuation ?NEeng of the engine by 180 degrees in terms of a rotational angle of a crankshaft is compared with a second threshold NEref2. When the rotational fluctuation ?NEmg1 is equal to or larger than the second threshold NEref2, it is determined that the rotational fluctuation…

Vehicle travel control apparatus

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545928
In a vehicle including a plurality of devices (14, 16, 60, and 70 to 74) for operating so as to cause a yaw rate of the vehicle to approach a target yaw rate, a target control amount ??t for the yaw rate for causing a yaw rate ? of the vehicle to approach a target yaw rate ?t is calculated (S20 to S60), for each device, a ratio of a change amount of the yaw rate to an energy loss amount caused by an operation is calculated as an efficiency (S80 to S100), the target control amount is…

Steering apparatus and steering controller

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545944
A controller of a steering apparatus includes a calculating unit that calculates a correction assistance quantity based on a steering angular velocity coefficient and a torque coefficient, a steering angular velocity coefficient setting unit that sets the steering angular velocity coefficient depending on a steering angular velocity and that sets the steering angular velocity coefficient to become larger as a feedback quantity of a negative feedback unit becomes larger, and a torque…

Throttle control device for controlling engine torque

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546605
The present invention addresses a solution of improving precision with which requested torque at a time of a transient operation is realized in a control device for an internal combustion engine that controls torque that is generated by an internal combustion engine by control of an air amount by means of a throttle. To this end, the present control device calculates a target intake pipe pressure for realizing a target air amount, and calculates predicted pump loss from the target intake…

Variable valve device of internal combustion engine

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546607
A variable valve device for an internal combustion engine is equipped with a variable valve mechanism capable of changing the working angle of an intake valve while holding the maximum lift amount of the intake valve constant. The variable valve device retards the timing for closing the intake valve as the load of the internal combustion engine rises, and enlarges the working angle, while holding the timing for opening the intake valve constant. Operating characteristics of the intake…

Internal combustion engine and control device of internal combustion engine

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546638
A control device (7) of a cylinder direct injection type internal combustion engine (1) controls a fuel injection device (4) and an ignition device (5), executes injection of the fuel and ignition over multiple times, and executes a control of varying an interval between a timing of the injection of the fuel and a timing of the ignition, at the time of an ignition start in which the fuel is injected into a combustion chamber (3) in an expansion stroke with rotation of an output shaft (6)…

Attachment structure for urging member

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546704
An attachment structure for an urging member includes an attachment member and a ring-like bushing. The attachment member has an insertion hole. The bushing is press-fitted in the insertion hole. The urging member includes an attached portion inserted in an inner side of the bushing. The bushing has a first portion arranged in the insertion hole and a second portion located outside the insertion hole. An inner diameter of the first portion is smaller than an inner diameter of the second…

Torsional vibration damper

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546708
A torsional vibration damper is provided that is capable of increasing torsional rigidity without increasing a size of an elastic member in a radial direction. A torsional vibration damper includes a boss member and a disk plate provided coaxially with each other; an elastic member being elastically deformable in a rotation direction of the boss member; a cam member rotating integrally with the boss member; a torque transmission member transmitting rotation torque between the boss member…

Press-fit structure and press-fit method

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546725
This invention addresses the problem of providing a press-fit structure and a press-fit method capable of improving the durability of a gear which press-fits into a ring part. As such, the embodiment of this invention is that, while one end side in the central axis direction of the ring gear abuts against a protrusion formed protruding on the outer side of the radial direction of the ring part from the outer circumferential surface of the ring of the ring part, and wherein the press-fit…

Solar-thermal conversion member, solar-thermal conversion device, and solar thermal power generation device comprising a ?-FeSi2 phase material

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546801
A solar-thermal conversion member includes a ?-FeSi2 phase material. The solar-thermal conversion member exhibits a high absorptance for visible light at wavelengths of several hundred nm and a low absorptance for infrared light at wavelengths of several thousand nm and, as a consequence, efficiently absorbs visible light at wavelengths of several hundred nm and converts the same into heat and exhibits little thermal radiation due to thermal emission at temperatures of several hundred °…

Navigation system

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546877
A navigation system is provided which dynamically changes a destination so as to meet a user's objective, based on various changes in situation which occur during traveling, and indicates a changed destination to the user. An objective representing an action of a user is recognized based on information inputted by the user (S201). A place at which the recognized objective can be achieved is set as a destination (S203). Guidance is performed so as to reach the destination having been set…

Mobile object control system, mobile object control method and non-transitory recording medium

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547310
A mobile object control system includes a mobile object body, a distance measurement unit provided in the mobile object body to measure a distance between the mobile object body and an object present in front of the mobile object body with infrared rays, a movement control unit controlling the movement of the mobile object body based on a measurement result obtained by the distance measurement unit and moving path information, a moving direction limit information storage unit storing…

Secondary battery, and electrode sheet cutting apparatus

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548483
A secondary battery 100 comprises a positive electrode current collector 221 and a positive electrode active material layer 223 applied on the positive electrode current collector 221 and containing at least a positive electrode active material. The lithium-ion secondary battery 100 further comprises a negative electrode current collector 241 provided so as to oppose the positive electrode current collector 221 and a negative electrode active material layer 243 applied on the negative…