Toyota Patent Applications

METHOD AND DEVICE OF MANUFACTURING FIBER-REINFORCED RESIN MATERIAL

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170266846
A method of manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin material, includes preparing a kneaded material by melting a thermoplastic resin and kneading the molten thermoplastic resin with reinforcing fibers; preparing a reinforcing fiber-impregnated material including a supercritical fluid by accommodating the kneaded material in a sealed space and supplying the supercritical fluid into the sealed space such that the molten thermoplastic resin is impregnated into the reinforcing fibers included…

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170267246
A control device for a vehicle is provided. The control device includes an electronic control unit that is configured to: exert the torque of an input member on a fixed member and a rotating member such that the fixed member and the rotating member are separated from each other, when the thrust is exerted for making the engagement teeth mesh with each other; estimate an inclination angle of tooth surfaces based on a relative movement amount between the fixed member and the rotating…

VEHICLE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170267247
A vehicle capable of regenerative braking includes a motor that is configured to be driven with electric power. The vehicle selectively sets a drive mode of the vehicle in an accelerator-off state between an ordinary mode and a deceleration enhanced mode that decelerates the vehicle with higher deceleration force than deceleration force in the ordinary mode. The vehicle performs regenerative control of the motor in the ordinary mode or performs deceleration control of generating the…

CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170267249
In a power transmission device in which a first power transmission path is formed by engagement of a first clutch and a dog clutch and a second power transmission path is formed by engagement of a second clutch, the first clutch is released from a state where the first clutch and the dog clutch are engaged, and when a front-rear rotation speed difference of the dog clutch becomes equal to or greater than a predetermined value after the start of a clutch-to-clutch gear shift for engaging…

FUEL CELL VEHICLE AND METHOD OF MOUNTING POWER MODULE ON FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170267301
A fuel cell vehicle includes a high voltage apparatus for a fuel cell, a compressor for an air conditioner disposed under the high voltage apparatus for the fuel cell and constituting a module integrated with the high voltage apparatus for the fuel cell, and a power control unit separated from the high voltage apparatus for the fuel cell, disposed at a vehicle body over the compressor and configured to control an operation of a motor. The compressor and the high voltage apparatus for the…

AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170267805
An automotive interior material comprises: a polyester needle-punched nonwoven fabric; and a polycarbonate-based polyurethane resin attached to the polyester needle-punched nonwoven fabric, wherein the polycarbonate-based polyurethane resin is obtained by reacting an organic polyisocyanate with a polyol comprising 30 to 99% by mass of a polycarbonate diol represented by the following general formula (1): wherein R1s each independently represent an alkylene group having 4 to…

FIBROUS STRUCTURE AND FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170268137
A fibrous structure includes a main plate and a sub-plate. The main plate, which is formed by a multi-layer textile, includes a plurality of stacked fiber layers. Each fiber layer includes main plate warps and main plate wefts. The sub-plate, which is formed by a multi-layer textile, includes a plurality of stacked fiber layers. Each fiber layer includes sub-plate warps and sub-plate wefts. The main plate and the sub-plate are integrally woven with each other in a state intersecting each…

Truss Clamp Assemblies

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170268220
A truss clamp assembly includes a lower support member extending in a lateral direction, a vertical rod coupled to the lower support member and extending in a vertical direction that is transverse to the lateral direction, a first engagement portion coupled to the vertical rod and spaced apart from the lower support member in the vertical direction, and a second engagement portion coupled to the vertical rod and spaced apart from the lower support member in the vertical direction, where…

POWER GENERATION SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170268415
A power generation system for an internal combustion engine includes: a turbocharger capable of performing a turbocharger power generation using rotation of a turbine provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine; and a control unit including at least one electronic control unit. The control unit is configured to calculate a first power generation instruction value required for the turbocharger, and determine whether or not a magnitude relationship in which generated…

SUPERCHARGED ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170268443
A control system includes a supercharged engine and an electronic control unit. The supercharged engine including: a combustion chamber; an exhaust passage; a turbine; and an exhaust catalyst. The turbine includes a turbine wheel, and a turbine control valve. The electronic control unit is configured to calculate a first exhaust gas temperature and a second exhaust gas temperature that are temperatures of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust catalyst. The electronic control unit is…

CONTROLLER FOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170268444
A controller for a vehicle, the vehicle including an engine and a transmission gear device, the controller includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) stop the engine automatically when predetermined engine stopping conditions are fulfilled, the predetermined engine stopping conditions including fulfillment of a shift position condition of the transmission gear device, (ii) start the engine automatically when a predetermined waiting time has…

FASTENING STRUCTURE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170268547
A fastening structure that includes: a nut fabricated of metal that is screwed onto the threaded portion; a collar including a collar main body fabricated of metal that includes: a tubular portion through which the threaded portion penetrates, and a flange that is formed at an outer periphery portion of the tubular portion and that is disposed at the other plate thickness direction side of the resin member, the collar main body touching against the washer main body and the nut; and a…

VEHICULAR TRANSMISSION

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170268657
A vehicle transmission having a valve body disposed adjacently to and in parallel with a side cover covering a front or rear side or a side surface of a transmission case in a vehicle width direction in a vehicle-mounted state, the side cover connected to the transmission case, in which an electromagnetic valve is included on the side cover side of the valve body, when viewed in a direction horizontal and parallel to mating surfaces of the transmission case and the side cover, a strainer…

HYDRAULIC PRESSURE CONTROL DEVICE OF VEHICLE DRIVING DEVICE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170268661
A hydraulic pressure control device of a vehicle driving device, the hydraulic pressure control device includes a range switcher having a first signal solenoid valve capable of supplying a first signal pressure and a spool switchable between a first position reached via the first signal pressure and a second position reached via a biasing force of a biasing member.

REACTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170271075
A manufacturing method of a reactor includes: assembling an assembly constituted by a coil and a bobbin by inserting the bobbin, which includes a tube portion and a flange portion, through the coil so that a tip of the tube portion protrudes from the coil; forming a cavity by installing the assembly in a first die so that a portion of a coil lateral face comes into contact with a cavity face of the first die, and closing a second die so that the second die is opposed to the first die;…

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170271457
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate of silicon carbide, and a temperature sensor portion. The semiconductor substrate includes a portion in which an n-type drift region and a p-type body region are laminated. The temperature sensor portion is disposed in the semiconductor substrate and is separated from the drift region by the body region. The temperature sensor portion includes an n-type cathode region being in contact with the body region, and a p-type anode…

METAL SEPARATOR FOR FUEL CELL

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170271689
A metal separator for a fuel cell is disposed on each side of a membrane electrode assembly. The metal separator includes a base material containing Fe as a primary component and 10 mass % or more of Cr. The base material further contains at least any one of 0.1 to 15 mass % of Ta, 0.1 to 15 mass % of V, and 4 to 10 mass % of Sn.

SECONDARY CELL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170271709
A secondary cell manufacturing method includes placing a current collector terminal on a plurality of laminated current collector foils from a lamination direction of the current collector foils. The current collector terminal has a first end portion, and a second end portion forming a cutout with the first end portion. The second end portion includes a base part, and a thin-walled part having a smaller thickness than the base part. The secondary cell manufacturing method includes…

SOLAR-PUMPED LASER DEVICE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170271836
A solar-pumped laser device includes: a light-guiding plate configured such that a fluorescence substance absorbing solar light and emitting fluorescence including a predetermined wavelength is dispersed in the light-guiding plate so as to bring the fluorescence to exit a predetermined surface; and an optical fiber disposed close to the predetermined surface, the optical fiber including: a core part in which a medium excitable by the fluorescence so as to emit a laser is dispersed; and a…

HEAT TREATMENT METHOD FOR CAM PIECE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170273147
Provided is a heat treatment method for a cam piece, and the cam piece has an insertion hole into which a cam shaft is inserted, a base portion configuring a base circle of a cam, and a nose portion configuring a cam ridge. The heat treatment method for the cam piece includes: a first step of using a jig formed into a shape having a cavity, the jig being inserted into the insertion hole such that the cavity is located between an inner circumferential surface of the nose portion of the…