Toyota Patent Applications

CONTROL DEVICE, SYSTEM, VEHICLE, AND CONTROL METHOD

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379868
A control device for controlling a vehicle provided with a power supply function for a user includes a control unit that causes a horn of the vehicle to ring under a certain condition when a power outage is detected.

DOUBLE-SIDED COOLING COLD PLATES WITH OVERHANGING HEAT SINKS AND THROUGH BODY BUSBAR FOR HIGH-POWER DENSITY POWER ELECTRONICS

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220386509
A double-sided cold plate includes a manifold comprising openings extending from a first surface of the manifold through the manifold to a second surface of the manifold forming recesses within the manifold and an inlet channel and an outlet channel fluidly coupled to the recesses within the manifold, a plurality of first heat sinks coupled to the first surface of the manifold enclosing the openings on the first surface, and a plurality of second heat sinks positioned adjacent each other…

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220382283
An information processing apparatus manages operation of an autonomous vehicle that delivers a package. The information processing apparatus includes a control section that before the autonomous vehicle arrives at a basic delivery destination that is an original delivery destination of the package, acquires a location, at a planned delivery time of the package, of a user that receives the package, and where the location is different from the basic delivery destination, transmits an…

VEHICLE SENSOR MOUNTING STRUCTURE

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220381883
A vehicle sensor mounting structure includes a vehicle; and a long-range light detection and ranging (LiDAR) device mounted on a peripheral edge portion of a roof of the vehicle, the long-range LiDAR device having a detection range expanding diagonally downward as viewed from the roof, the detection range including a part of an outer peripheral face of the vehicle, the long-range LiDAR device being configured to detect an object within the detection range, and the long-range LiDAR device…

BATTERY CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220381836
A battery control device includes a processor that is configured to estimate a full charge capacity of a battery based on an amount of current supplied to the battery from a start of charging to an end of charging and voltages of the battery at the start of charging and the end of charging when the battery is charged from a state where a voltage of the battery is below a predetermined start voltage threshold value to a state where the voltage exceeds a predetermined end voltage threshold…

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220381335
A power transmission device and a method of manufacturing the same capable of shortening a shaft length and improving mountability are provided. A power transmission device according to the present disclosure includes a planetary carrier configured to support a pinion shaft pivotally supporting a pinion gear, rotatably support the pinion gear, and cause the pinion gear to revolve by rotation of the planetary carrier and a planetary carrier plate fixed fo face the planetary carrier on a…

DAMPER DEVICE

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220381327
A damper device includes an input-side rotating member, an intermediate rotating member, an output-side rotating member, and an elastic body. The elastic body is located in a clearance in a circumferential direction between each of a plurality of corresponding portions in which a hook portion of the input-side rotating member and a hook portion of the output-side rotating member face each other and the intermediate rotating member. A part of the corresponding portions is a first…

STEERING SYSTEM

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379957
A steer-by-wire steering system, including: a pair of wheel steering devices respectively provided for right and left wheels of a vehicle, each of the pair of wheel steering devices including an actuator and configured to steer a corresponding one of the right and left wheels independently of the other of the right and left wheels; and a controller configured to control the pair of wheel steering devices such that steering amounts of the respective right and left wheels are equal to…

DOLLY ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING LOCKING ASSEMBLIES FOR LOCKING CHILD DOLLY CAROUSELS

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379942
A dolly assembly includes a parent dolly including a support frame that defines a truck-receiving volume. A child dolly includes a support frame that is sized to be received within the truck-receiving volume. The child dolly includes a child dolly carousel. The parent dolly and the child dolly together include a locking assembly including a locking arm that prevents rotation of the child dolly carousel in a locked position.

VEHICLE PARKING ASSIST APPARATUS

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379880
A vehicle parking assist apparatus acquires a camera image when the vehicle stops by a non-determined parking lot and acquires feature points of a ground of an entrance of the non-determined parking lot as non-compared entrance feature points from the camera image. The vehicle parking assist apparatus determines whether the non-determined parking lot is a registered parking lot by comparing information on the non-compared entrance feature points with registered entrance feature point…

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND VEHICLES FOR PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION AND HEALTH MONITORING

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220378302
A method for passenger transportation and health monitoring includes determining, with a contactless biomonitoring sensor, a location of one or more passengers within a monitoring area of a vehicle, and generating, with the contactless biomonitoring sensor, a health profile of one or more passengers. The method may also include identifying, with a processor, a health condition, an action, an accompanying item, or combinations thereof of one or more passengers based on the health profile…

CONTROL DEVICE, SYSTEM, VEHICLE, AND CONTROL METHOD

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379805
A control device for controlling a vehicle provided with a power supply function for a user includes a control unit that causes a light of the vehicle to blink under a certain condition when a power outage is detected.

CONTROL DEVICE, SYSTEM, VEHICLE, AND DETERMINATION METHOD

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379804
A control device includes a control unit that acquires an image taken by a vehicle provided with a power supply function for a user, identifies an electric light that is turned off and that is included in the acquired image, refers to definition data that defines whether the identified electric light should be turned on during a time zone when the image was taken to determine whether a power outage has occurred.

CONTROL DEVICE, DISASTER SUPPORT SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379772
A control device is provided with an ECU configured to acquire a charging rate of a secondary battery, generate power supply information related to power supply using an in-vehicle outlet based on the charging rate, and output the power supply information.

CONTROL DEVICE, POWER SYSTEM AND PROGRAM

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379768
A control device includes an ECU configured to acquire, from each of a plurality of vehicles having a secondary battery and being configured to supply power to the outside, information indicating a charging rate of the secondary battery and vehicle model information, generate arrangement position information by which a arrangement position is allocated to each of the plurality of vehicles in a case where the plurality of vehicles supply the power to the outside in parallel to each other,…

CHARGING SYSTEM AND CHARGING DEVICE

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379754
A charging system includes three charging stands, an exhaust heat pipe provided underground, and a heat utilization device that utilizes exhaust heat. The charging stand has an opening and an exhaust heat port. The exhaust heat port is connected to an exhaust heat pipe. Cooling air taken in through the opening exchanges heat with a power supply circuit of the charging stand, and is then discharged from the exhaust heat port into the exhaust heat pipe. The temperature of the cooling air…

DRIVING APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379714
A vehicle driving apparatus includes: an engine; first and second rotary electric machines; a fluid transmission device including an input-side rotary element to which the engine and the first rotary electric machine are connected; and a control device configured to control an operation point of the engine by adjusting an electrical path amount in an electrical path between the first and second rotary electric machines. When a certain running mode is established, the control device is…

COOLING STRUCTURE

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379682
A cooling structure includes a fan that suctions gas through an inlet and sends gas, a flow path that connects the inlet and the fan to each other, a foreign matter entry suppression member that suppresses entry of a foreign matter into the flow path through the inlet, and a vibration suppression member set between the foreign matter entry suppression member and the fan and provided to suppress vibration of a rod-like foreign matter caused by rotation of a blade of the fan. The foreign…

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FUEL CELL SEPARATOR

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379569
A method for manufacturing a fuel cell separator includes heating a sheet, pressing the sheet using a first die, thereby forming the sheet so as to have a predetermined thickness, cooling, together with the first die, the sheet that has been formed so as to have the predetermined thickness, and pressing the sheet that has undergone the cooling using a second die, thereby forming a gas passage in the sheet. In the sheet, a content of a thermoplastic resin is greater than or equal to 20…

LASER WELDING SYSTEM AND LASER WELDING CONTROL METHOD

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220379404
A laser welding system includes: a laser irradiation unit configured to irradiate an object to be welded with a laser beam; a temperature distribution measurement unit configured to measure a temperature distribution of a molten pool formed in the object to be welded by the irradiation of the laser beam; a convection analysis unit configured to analyze a state of convection of the molten pool based on the temperature distribution of the molten pool measured by the temperature…