Nissan Patent Grants

Autonomous vehicle control system

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10179588
An autonomous vehicle control system includes a sensing system, a remote vehicle determination system and a controller. The sensing system is disposed on a host vehicle and is configured to sense a visual condition of a driver of the host vehicle. The remote vehicle determination system is disposed on the host vehicle, and is configured to determine a position of a remote vehicle in an area adjacent the host vehicle. The controller is configured to control the autonomous vehicle control…

Method for preparing branched alcohol

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10179755
A method for preparing a branched alcohol by dimerizing an aliphatic monoalcohol having three or more carbon atoms in the presence of a base and a catalyst. The dimerization reaction is performed under atmospheric pressure while injecting a hydrogen gas. With this method, it is possible to obtain a dimerized alcohol with excellent yield even when using a branched aliphatic monoalcohol as the starting material.

Temperature estimation device and temperature estimation method for contactless power-reception device

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10180361
A charging controller (25) acquires the power loss of a power transmission coil (31) from a power supply device (100) via wireless communication. A temperature estimation unit (33) estimates the ambient temperature of a power reception coil on the basis of a preset amount of heat generation of a power reception device (200) and the power loss of the power transmission coil (31). In this case, when the positional relationship between the power transmission coil (31) and the power…

Fuel cell system and method of controlling fuel cell system

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10181606
A fuel cell system includes a compressor configured to adjust a flow rate of cathode gas to be supplied to a fuel cell and a pressure regulating valve configured to adjust a pressure of the supplied cathode gas. The fuel cell system further includes a controller programmed to calculate a target pressure of the supplied cathode gas while taking into consideration a load of the fuel cell and a heat protecting requirement of the fuel cell system, calculate a target flow rate of the supplied…

Air battery and air battery stack using same

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10181625
The present invention is an air battery B1 in which a cathode assembly 40, including a porous cathode layer 41, and an anode assembly 30 are disposed on mutually opposite sides of an electrolytic solution layer ?. It includes an electrically conductive cathode support plate 42 that supports the porous cathode layer 41 and includes a ventilation area, wherein the porous cathode layer 41 covers the ventilation area and further extends to a non-ventilation area outside the ventilation area,…

Bonded structure of dissimilar metallic materials and method of joining dissimilar metallic materials

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10173281
Disclosed herein are bonded structures and methods of forming the same. One embodiment of a bonded structure comprises first and second metallic layers and a bonding interface between the first and second metallic layers formed by diffusion and comprising a layer of at least one intermetallic compound. The intermetallic compound layer is formed in an area 52% or greater of an area of the bonding interface and has a thickness of 0.5 to 3.2 ?m.

Vehicle air conditioning system

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10173498
A first sensor measures temperature at a first evaporator that cools a first zone. A second sensor measures temperature at a second evaporator that cools a second zone. A controller operates a compressor in a normal cooling mode or a single zone cooling mode. In the normal cooling mode, both the first zone and the second zone are cooled with the compressor operated by the controller in response to temperature measurements from one or both of the first sensor and the second sensor. In the…

Fuel cap detection system

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10173520
A fuel cap detection system includes a charcoal canister, a notification system, and an electronic controller. The charcoal canister is connected to a fuel tank of a vehicle, the charcoal canister includes a vent valve. The notification system is configured to notify a user when a fuel cap is incorrectly positioned. The electronic controller is configured to perform a leak detection test on the fuel tank by activating the vent valve in the charcoal canister to determine whether the fuel…

Fuel tank vapor valve assembly

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10173521
A tube extends through an attachment section and defines a vapor passageway. A housing is supported to the attachment section for movement between several positions relative to the attachment section. The housing defines a float chamber below the tube. A valve seat portion is located within the float chamber and has an engagement part, a sleeve part and a seat surface. The engagement part is connected to the housing. The sleeve part telescopically engages the tube and is movable along…

Meter cluster seal

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10173527
A meter cluster includes a meter trim assembly and a combination meter. The meter trim assembly includes a meter cluster lid, a meter ring with a groove, and a seal portion having a connecting portion disposed within the groove to couple the seal portion to the meter ring. The combination meter has a transparent display cover disposed relative to the meter ring so as to form a gap between the meter ring and the transparent display cover. The seal portion is arranged to block transmission…

Control device for fuel cell vehicle

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10173536
An electricity converter for controlling an output of the fuel cell, a battery for storing electricity of the fuel cell, and a load device that operates by electricity of at least one of the fuel cell or the battery are included. Further provided is a controller that calculates current chargeable electricity of the battery, load device electricity currently consumed by the load device and current generable electricity of the fuel cell, and decreases the output of the fuel cell by the…

Vehicle lighting structure

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10173576
A first lamp assembly has a first attachment surface, a first transparent surface, a first side surface extending from the first transparent surface to the first attachment surface, and a first lighting member positioned to emit light through a portion of the first side surface. A second lamp assembly has a second attachment surface, a second transparent surface opposite the second attachment surface and a second side surface extending from the second transparent surface to the second…

Vehicle control device and vehicle control method

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10173683
A vehicle control device disengages a clutch provided between an engine and a driving wheel at a brake-off and an accelerator-off during traveling of the vehicle, and stops the engine and carries out inertia traveling. The vehicle control device starts the engine by the push-start by engaging the clutch and by transmitting the power of the driving wheel to the engine, if it is determined that a brake pedal has been depressed during the inertia traveling.

Rotational engine speed display device

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10175144
An actual gear ratio change amount (?Gr) is calculated by subtracting a pre-shift gear ratio (Gb) from an actual gear ratio (Gr). A gear ratio (G) is calculated by multiplying the actual gear ratio change amount (?Gr) by a predetermined coefficient (C) and adding the product value to the pre-shift gear ratio (Gb). When the shift is an upshift, the gear ratio (G) is compared with aa target gear shift ratio (Ga), and the greater value is set as a virtual gear ratio (Gv). When the shift is…

Vehicle rear door control system

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10176368
A rear door control system includes an electronic controller connected to a rear door movement device, a keyfob sensor array, a movement detection sensor, and a projector. The electronic controller determines whether or not a movement gesture made by the individual standing within a prescribed location relative to the rear door is a conforming gesture, and in response to determining that the movement gesture is a conforming gesture, the electronic controller operates the rear door…

Arylsulfonic acid compound, use thereof, and method for producing arylsulfonic acid compound

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10177315
Provided is an arylsulfonic acid compound characterized by being represented by formula (1). [In the formula, Ar1 represents a group represented by formula (2) (in formula (2), R1 to R5 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, halogen atom, cyano group, nitro group, methyl group, or trifluoromethyl group; however, at least one of R1 to R5 represents a halogen atom) and Ar2 represents a group represented by formula (3) or (4).]

Electrode having current correcting layers

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10177371
Electrodes having at least one current correcting layer between the current collector and the separator drive electron flow in a direction perpendicular to the X-Y plane. Such an electrode includes a current collector, a first active material layer coated on the current collector, a first current correcting layer on the first active material layer opposite the current collector and a second active material layer on the first current correcting layer opposite the first active material…

Bipolar battery current collector that contracts to interrupt a flow of electric current in a direction thereof and bipolar battery

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10177387
Provided is a bipolar battery current collector that includes a conductive resin layer formed in such a manner as to, when at least part of the conductive resin layer reaches a predetermined temperature, interrupts a flow of electric current through the at least part of the conductive resin layer in a vertical direction thereof. Also provided is a bipolar battery using the current collector. It is possible by the use of the current collector to suppress local heat generation in the…

Fuel cell system for calculating fuel cell temperature based on water content and internal impedance thereof, and method for controlling the same

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10177391
A fuel cell system including a fuel cell that receives a supply of an anode gas and a cathode gas and generates power is provided. The fuel cell system includes a water content calculation unit configured to calculate a water content of the fuel cell, an internal impedance calculation unit configured to calculate an internal impedance of the fuel cell, and a starting temperature calculation unit configured to calculate a fuel cell temperature at a start of the system, based on the water…

Fuel cell system and fuel cell control method

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10177394
In a fuel cell system, a preceding-stage fuel cell and a following-stage fuel cell are connected via a fuel flow path. The fuel cell system includes a reformer that supplies reformed gas to the preceding-stage fuel cell; an acquisition unit that acquires the amount of heat generation and the amount of heat absorption of the preceding-stage fuel cell; and a control unit that controls at least one of the amount of current of the preceding-stage fuel cell, the flow rate of air to be…