Toyota Patent Applications

LOAD-RELIEVING APPARATUS

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190083351
A load-relieving apparatus includes a wire cable 36 with a free end and a fixed end opposite to the free end, a locking part 361 being attached to the free end, a winding part 334 configured to wind the wire cable 36 from a fixed-end side thereof, a pulley 335 interposed between the winding part 334 and the locking part 361, and configured to stretch the wire cable therebetween, and a cover 336 with a through hole 338H formed therein through which the wire cable 36 is inserted, the cover…

COATING DEVICE

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190083994
A coating device is equipped with a rotary head, a drive unit, and an electric power supply unit. The rotary head is configured to be supplied with a coating material. The rotary head includes a diffusion surface that is configured such that the coating material is diffused toward an outer edge portion of the diffusion surface by a centrifugal force, and a plurality of groove portions that are included in the outer edge portion. The rotary head is configured to discharge a threadlike…

DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH TANK

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084414
A device equipped with a tank, includes: the tank to be filled with a fuel gas; a valve mechanism provided in the tank; a receptacle with which a nozzle of a fuel gas filling device is connectable; a first filling path, an upstream end of the first filling path communicating with the receptacle; a second filling path, a downstream end of the second filling path communicating with the tank through the valve mechanism; and a storage container hermetically communicating between a downstream…

CONTROL DEVICE FOR FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084416
A control device is to be applied to a four-wheel drive vehicle including a first coupling device interposed between a rear-wheel final gear device and a rear left wheel axle and a second coupling device interposed between the rear-wheel final gear device and a rear right wheel axle. The control device includes a controller changes a coupling torque of the first coupling device and a coupling torque of the second coupling device independently of each other. The controller estimates, when…

NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND POWER RECEPTION DEVICE

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084434
A non-contact power supply system supplies electric power in a non-contact manner from a plurality of power transmission coils disposed on a road to a power receiving coil mounted on a vehicle traveling on the road. The non-contact power supply system includes a first estimation unit configured to estimate a future position of the vehicle, based on a speed of the vehicle, and a specifying unit configured to specify a power transmission coil that has to be in an activated state that is a…

POWER-SUPPLY APPARATUS

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084438
A power-supply apparatus includes: an energy storage unit including energy storage modules; switches conducting or shutting off a current and switching a connection state of the storage modules; a voltage control unit switching a voltage of the energy storage unit; drive units, connected to the energy storage unit in series, driving respective external rotating electrical machines; and a capacitor connected to the drive units. Further, the power-supply apparatus includes a control unit…

VEHICLE SEAT SYSTEM

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084446
A controller in a vehicle seat system is configured to execute a first pivot control to cause the second seatback to pivot at a first pivoting speed, a second pivot control to cause the second seatback to pivot at a second pivoting speed that is greater than the first pivoting speed, and a first determination process to determine, during execution of a tilt control, whether the second seatback will interfere with the first seatback. If the controller determines, during execution of the…

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICULAR POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084554
A control apparatus for a vehicular power transmitting system includes a power transmission switching portion configured to selectively establish a first drive mode by placing one of the first and second coupling elements in an engaged state, a second drive mode by placing the other of the first and second coupling elements in an engaged state, or a third drive mode by placing both of the first and second coupling elements in the engaged states. The power transmission switching portion…

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICULAR POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084555
A control apparatus for a power transmitting system of a vehicle includes a drive mode control portion for selectively establishing one of first and second engine-braking drive modes in which a braking torque of the engine is applied to the vehicle. The first engine-braking drive mode is established in an engaged state of the first coupling device, while the second engine-braking drive mode is established in an engaged state of the second coupling device. The drive mode control portion…

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084557
A vehicle control apparatus includes: a brake control portion which is configured, when a vehicle is stopped, to cause a braking apparatus to keep a stopped state in which the vehicle is held stopped independently of operation of a brake pedal of the vehicle; a driver-assistance control portion which is configured to start a driver assistance operation in response to a manual operation made by the operator, and which is configured, when the stopped state is kept by the brake control…

VEHICLE SURROUNDING MONITORING DEVICE

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190084558
A radar ECU 13 gives priorities based on predicted collision times TTC and priorities based on relative distances D to all moving objects (S13), and selects 4 (four) moving objects in ascending order of the predicted collision times TTC (S14). The radar ECU 13 selects 5 (five) in ascending order of the relative distances D among the moving objects other than the moving object selected at S14 (S15). The radar ECU 13 transmits object information on the moving objects selected at S13 and…

COOLANT COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF OPERATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE USING THE SAME

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190085230
A coolant composition includes a viscosity improving agent and a base. The viscosity improving agent includes at least one selected from an anionic surfactant represented by the following Formula (1) of R1O—(R2O)m—SO3M and at least one selected from the group consisting of a cationic surfactant represented by the following Formula (2) and an amphoteric surfactant represented by the following Formula (3) or Formula (4). The base is formed of water and/or at least one alcohol selected…

METHOD OF PRODUCING A NEGATIVE ELECTRODE SHEET

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190088921
A method of producing a negative electrode sheet includes forming a fluoride coating on surfaces of a plurality of negative electrode active material particles by performing a fluorination treatment on the surfaces of the plurality of negative electrode active material particles; producing a negative electrode composite material containing a plurality of wet granules obtained by mixing and granulating the negative electrode active material particles with the fluoride coating on the…

AQUEOUS LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL COMPOSITE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AQUEOUS LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190088948
Decomposition of an aqueous electrolyte solution when an aqueous lithium ion secondary battery is charged and discharged is suppressed, and the operating voltage of the battery is improved. The aqueous lithium ion secondary battery includes an anode, a cathode, and an aqueous electrolyte solution, the anode including a composite of an anode active material and polytetrafluoroethylene, wherein peaks of the polytetrafluoroethylene at around 1150 cm?1 and at around 1210 cm?1 are observed in…

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190088951
A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes at least an electrode composite material layer, an intermediate layer, and an electrode current collector. Intermediate layer is interposed between electrode composite material layer and electrode current collector. Intermediate layer contains at least insulating particles and conductive particles. Each insulating particle has an arc shape in a cross section of intermediate layer along a thickness direction. More conductive particles…

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190088961
The present disclosure makes it possible to store data on the cause of an output shortage in a memory while reducing the capacity of the memory for storing data on an output shortage. A fuel cell system of the present disclosure comprises: a drive motor for driving a vehicle; a plurality of power sources that include a fuel cell and a secondary battery; a memory that stores data on a failure of output of the drive motor; and a controller that controls writing of the data on the failure…

GARNET-TYPE ION-CONDUCTING OXIDE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OXIDE ELECTROLYTE SINTERED BODY

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190088993
A garnet-type ion-conducting oxide configured to inhibit lithium carbonate formation on the surface of crystal particles thereof, and a method for producing an oxide electrolyte sintered body using the garnet-type ion-conducting oxide. The garnet-type ion-conducting oxide represented by a general formula (Lix-3y-z, Ey, Hz)L?M62 O?(where E is at least one kind of element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, Fe and Si; L is at least one kind of element selected from an…

TRAFFIC VOLUME DETERMINATION SYSTEM, TRAFFIC VOLUME DETERMINATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING TRAFFIC VOLUME DETERMINATION PROGRAM

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190089634
A traffic volume determination system includes: a storage device configured to store a first table configured to store information identifying a first link and a second link having a correlation degree, which exceeds a threshold, of a traffic volume, and a second table configured to store information indicating a first reference traffic volume and information indicating a second reference traffic volume; and a computer configured to determine that the first link is closed when a…

IN-VEHICLE APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING UNIT, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM THAT STORES PROGRAM

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190089636
An in-vehicle apparatus includes a processor configured to obtain first transmission data with a first communication address as a destination and second transmission data with a second communication address as a destination from one or more applications, transmit the first transmission data to a relay unit at a first timing among a plurality of timings set at an interval of a predetermined cycle corresponding to a buffer size of the relay unit to which the in-vehicle apparatus is…

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF WIRING BOARD AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS THEREOF

Granted: March 21, 2019
Application Number: 20190090351
A manufacturing apparatus of a wiring board includes: a fixed die; a movable die configured to abut with the fixed die so as to form a cavity in which a resin substrate having a wiring gutter is to be molded; and an injection machine configured to inject molten resin into the cavity via the fixed die. The movable die includes a movable main mold, and a movable core having a nested structure in which the movable core is slidably accommodated in the movable main mold. A wall surface of the…