Nissan Patent Grants

Rear bumper for automobile

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: D856208

Rear bumper for automobile

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: D856214

Front bumper for automobile

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: D856218

Center console for an automobile

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: D856263

Headlamp for an automobile

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: D856556

Vehicle object detection system

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10377310
A vehicle object detection system having a controller configured to process object information received from the plurality of sensors and determine the distance between an outer surface of a vehicle body structure and an object. The controller displays on a video display a faux representation of the object, a faux representation of the outer surface of the vehicle body structure and a numeric representation of the distance between the outer surface of the vehicle body structure and the…

Seatbelt tensioning assembly

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10377339
A seatbelt tensioning assembly having a seatbelt, a buckle tongue and a tensioning device. The buckle tongue is configured for releasable attachment to a seatbelt buckle within the passenger compartment. The tensioning device is rigidly connected to the buckle tongue with a mid-section of the seatbelt extending through a hollow interior of the tensioning device. The hollow interior of the tensioning device has a first tensioning member disposed therein at least partially defining a…

Control device for hybrid vehicle

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10377368
A controller is provided so as to control, when an electric vehicle (EV) mode is selected, a belt clamping pressure on the basis of discharged oil from a main oil pump which is driven by a motor generator. The controller is provided for a hybrid vehicle and is configured to perform control such that when the vehicle is stopped in the EV mode and a creep cut condition which does not require creep torque from the motor generator is met, a first motor idling rotation speed is set as a motor…

Vehicle structure

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10377420
An off-center impact reinforcement structure includes a push arm proximate rearward of a front portion of the vehicle frame. The push arm extends in a forward and laterally outboard direction from a front side member. A rear surface of the push arm is located below the first side member. During an initial stage of an off-center impact event in which a stationary barrier directly impacts a front surface of the push arm, impacting forces from the off-center impact event move the rear…

Ionic and electronic conducting binder for electrochemical devices

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10377849
An ion conducting and electron conducting polymer is comprised of a first polymer of a single-sulfonic acid polymer or a multi-sulfonic acid polymer and a second polymer of an EDOT analog monomer having the following formula: wherein z=O or S; Y2=—COH, —C6H13, or —COOH; a=0 or 1; Y3=—CH3, —C2H5, —CH2C6H6, —C6H13, —C8H17, —CH2OC6H13, or —CH2OC6H6; and b=0 or 1; wherein a sulfonic acid group of each branch of the first polymer electronically interacts with one…

Hydrocarbon formation treatment micellar solutions

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10377942
A hydrocarbon formation treatment micellar solution fluid and its use in treating underperforming hydrocarbon formations is described and claimed. A hydrocarbon formation treatment micellar solution fluid wherein the micellar solution fluid comprises water, a non-terpene oil-based moiety, a brine resistant aqueous colloidal silica sol; and optionally a terpene or a terpenoid, wherein the brine resistant aqueous colloidal silica sol has silica particles with a surface that is…

Paint baking oven and paint baking method

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10378819
A paint baking oven is for a vehicle body that includes a body exterior part and a narrow portion. The paint baking oven bakes a wet coating film applied to a coated surface of the narrow portion. The paint baking oven includes a heat source, such as an infrared heater, a halogen heater, an induction heater, or a hot air generator, configured to give heat energy primarily to the coated surface of the narrow portion and a heat source mover configured to move the heat source toward and…

Information display device for vehicle

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10380176
A vehicle information display device basically includes an audio unit, a steering switch and a meter unit. The audio unit is installed in a vehicle, and has an operation input unit. The steering switch operates the audio unit. The steering switch is provided to a steering wheel of the vehicle. The meter unit has a meter display for displaying operation specifics information that represents operation specifics conveyed as an instruction to the audio unit by operation of the operation…

Flat type battery

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10381608
A flat type battery includes an exterior member housing an electrolytic solution and a power generating element. The power generating element contains electrodes alternating layered between electrolyte layers, and expands with use in a layering direction of the electrodes. The exterior member forms a tightly sealed space in which the power generating element is housed, and in which an extra space is formed between the exterior member and a side surface extending along the layering…

Fuel cell electrode having increased oxygen concentration and methods of preparing electrode

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10381652
A membrane electrode assembly includes a membrane, a gas diffusion layer and a catalyst layer between the membrane and the gas diffusion layer. The catalyst layer comprises catalyst comprising active catalyst particles supported on support particles, a proton conducting ionomer and a phospholipid containing soluble oxygen. One method of preparation includes preparing a catalyst solution comprising a solvent and catalyst, adding proton conducting ionomer to the catalyst solution to form a…

Methods of preparing electrodes having targeted oxygen transport

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10381654
A method of preparing an electrode having targeted oxygen transport comprises applying a catalyst layer having active catalyst particles on a substrate, scanning the applied catalyst layer to detect the active catalyst particles in the catalyst layer, mapping the detected active catalyst particles, and forming a gas diffusion layer configured to concentrate gas distribution to the detected active catalyst particles based on the map.

Fuel cell

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10381659
A fuel cell is provided that includes a cell structure, a pair of separators and a plurality of at least partially porous ribs. The cell structure includes an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte membrane, the anode and the cathode being laminated on opposite sides of the electrolyte membrane, respectively. The separators are disposed on both surfaces of the cell structure with gas passages being defined by the separators and the cell structure for circulating two types of gas for power…

Method for cell recovery

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10370696
The present invention provides a method of isolating cells or tissues from a culture preparation of the cells or tissues in a medium composition which enables culture of the cells or tissues in suspension, which comprises at least one step selected from the group consisting of the following (A), (B) and (C): (A) passing the culture preparation through a filter having fine pores having a pore diameter of 5-500 ?m, (B) adding a chelator to the culture preparation, and (C) diluting the…

Air intake device for internal combustion engine

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10371107
An air intake device for an internal combustion engine of the present invention includes a water discharge passage extending from a bottom surface of a control valve housing part recessed in a housing passage forming part of an air intake passage to an air intake port. The water discharge passage is formed independently from the air intake passage, and includes: a water collection groove recessed in the bottom surface; a water discharge hole formed penetrating a cover of a valve control…

Transmission control device and transmission control method

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10371255
In a transmission control device, a controller determines failure of a rotation sensor. A hydraulic control circuit and the controller variably control a speed ratio of a variator, and in a case where the failure is determined, execute first control of restricting a shift range of the variator. The hydraulic control circuit and the controller variably control a gear position of a sub-transmission mechanism, and in a case where the failure is determined, execute second control of fixing…