Toyota Patent Applications

VEHICLE DOOR GLASS DAMPING AND VEHICLES INCLUDING VEHICLE DOOR GLASS DAMPING SYSTEMS

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190210432
Embodiments described herein generally relate to a vehicle door glass damping system that functions like a clamp along a perimeter of a door glass when the door glass is in a closed position. The system includes an actuator assembly having a motor housing and a plunger. The assembly is configured to apply a force in the vehicle lateral direction force to a perimeter edge of the door glass. A plurality of actuator assemblies may be provided about the perimeter of the door glass at…

RETRACTABLE AUTONOMOUS ROOF PANEL

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190210436
A retractable roof apparatus for an autonomous hardtop vehicle is described. The apparatus includes a vehicle roof having an opening to a compartment that extends below the surface of the vehicle roof and a retractable cover assembly that encloses sensor devices. The retractable cover assembly includes a top panel having a peripheral size and shape that matches the roof opening to the compartment. The sensors include an array of cameras having a field of view of the full width of the…

OPTICAL AXIS ADJUSTMENT DEVICE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190210512
An optical axis adjustment device that adjusts an optical axis of a headlamp includes an aiming screw that is provided extending from inside to outside the headlamp and that has an operation portion outside the headlamp, and an aiming guide. The aiming guide is disposed outside the headlamp and includes: a cover portion that covers the operation portion of the aiming screw; a guide portion that has a tool insertion space inside and that is provided extending linearly from the cover…

AIRBAG

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190210553
An airbag includes a bag and a tether. The bag includes a first woven fabric layer and a second woven fabric layer that are opposite each other and form a double woven fabric member produced with a one-piece weaving procedure. The tether includes a first tether thread and a first anchor thread. The first tether thread is one of the warp threads and the weft threads included in the first and second woven fabric layers and runs out from the second woven fabric layer and runs back again…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANTI-THEFT CONTROL FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190210567
A method and a system for theft prevention from an autonomous vehicle are provided. The method includes acquiring data from one or more sensors associated with the autonomous vehicle and analyzing, using processing circuitry, the data to determine whether one or more exterior systems of the autonomous vehicle are tampered with. An alert is output to an electronic device associated with a user of the vehicle when a whether one or more exterior systems of the autonomous vehicle are…

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190210587
A vehicle control device for a vehicle provides a predetermined control based on the rotational characteristic, the vehicle including a rotation lock mechanism preventing rotation of a coupling portion of the rotating member coupled to the engine on the engine side of the rotating member in at least one direction, the vehicle control device comprising: a characteristic detecting portion detecting the rotational characteristic by applying a torque to the rotating member from the electric…

CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR HYBRID SYSTEM OF VEHICLE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190210588
When the state of charge of a battery is greater than or equal to a lower limit value and less than or equal to an upper limit value, an electronic control unit calculates a charging electric energy transferred between a motor-generator and the battery such that the battery is neither charged nor discharged. When the state of charge is less than the lower limit value, a required torque of the engine is calculated based on the charging electric energy, a power consumption of an auxiliary…

FEEDFORWARD AND FEEDBACK ARCHITECTURE FOR AIR PATH MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190211753
A system for control of the air path of an internal combustion engine including a feed-forward controller and a feed-back controller. The feed-forward controller configured to in a sampling period, obtain model parameter values, incorporate the modeled parameter values and reference values into an optimization for a nonlinear model predictive control, perform a Newton method iteration of the optimization in order to determine a solution, and issue commands that control inputs for engine…

FASTENING STRUCTURE AND FASTENED STRUCTURAL BODY

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190211864
A fastening structure includes: plural overlapping co-fastened members, a clearance hole being formed at at least one mating face of mutual mating faces of the plural co-fastened members, and a screw utilizing frictional heat to bore a hole and form a thread, passing through the clearance hole, and fastening the plural co-fastened members together.

ENGAGING DEVICE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190211890
An engaging device includes: inner and outer rings as two rotating elements; and an engaging piece, between the rings, projecting in a radial direction. Further, the engaging piece is attached to one of the rotating elements and another rotating element serves as an engaged member and movable in an axial direction, the engaging piece includes a first inclined portion in a tip end of a surface facing the another rotating element, the another rotating element includes a tapered portion, in…

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, OUTPUT METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190212166
An information processing apparatus includes an in-vehicle device mounted on a vehicle. The in-vehicle device includes a display device and a processor. The in-vehicle device outputs, on the display device, weather information of a point designated by a user on a map, displays a travel route along which the vehicle travels on the map on the display device, and in a case where the travel route is not included in the area including the point designated by the user on the map among a…

INSPECTION METHOD, INSPECTION APPARATUS, PRODUCTION METHOD, AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR HEATSINK

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190212197
A method for inspecting a heatsink in which a heat dissipation layer is formed on a surface of a substrate formed by casting, includes shooting the heat dissipation layer by image pickup means in a state where residual heat transferred from the substrate to the heat dissipation layer remains and thereby acquiring image data representing a temperature distribution on a surface of the heat dissipation layer, the heat dissipation layer being formed by performing a film-forming process on…

PLANT CONTROL SYSTEM

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190212718
A plant control system comprises a feedback controller 5 configured to determine a control input of a plant 6 so that one control output of the plant approaches a target value, a provisional target value calculating part 2 configured to calculate a provisional target value based on a predetermined parameter of the plant, and a reference governor 3 configured to perform a minimum value search of an object function by updating a corrected target value to thereby derive the target value…

AUDIO DEVICE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190212970
An audio device includes a first broadcast processor configured to execute reception processing of a first broadcast wave to generate a first reproduction signal, a reproduction unit configured to reproduce audio based on the first reproduction signal, a first storage configured to temporarily store audio data related to the first reproduction signal, a controller configured to acquire a time table of a broadcast related to the first broadcast wave and receive a saving instruction of a…

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190214686
The present invention provides a technology that allows supplying stably a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a high capacity retention rate and being excellent in resistance to deterioration. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery disclosed herein is provided with a wound electrode body resulting from winding a stack 10 having a stacking of a positive electrode 50 and a negative electrode 60 across separators 70. The positive electrode 50 has a foil-shaped positive…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING FUSES IN A VEHICLE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190214808
A method and system for monitoring fuses in a vehicle are provided. The method includes receiving data from a fuse monitor coupled to one or more fuses. Each fuse associated with one or more electronic devices of the vehicle. The method also includes analyzing the data to determine whether a faulty fuse is detected and outputting an alert to a display of the vehicle in response to detecting a faulty fuse. The alert includes at least one of a fuse location, a fuse type, or fuse…

BOOST SYSTEM

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190214907
The boost system performs switching control of a first switching element and a second switching element, based on a result of comparison between the boost carrier and a duty command based on a required duty, with regard to each of a decreasing region where the boost carrier decreases and an increasing region where the boost carrier increases. The boost system sets the required duty to the duty command, with regard to the greater between the required duty in the decreasing region and the…

MULTIPHASE CONVERTER SYSTEM

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190214913
A multiphase converter system includes a multiphase converter in which a plurality of converters are connected in parallel; a cooler in which a cooling medium flows so as to cool the multiphase converter; a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of the cooling medium; and a controller. The controller is configured to drive the converter for n phase or the converters for n phases when a target output of the multiphase converter is lower than a prescribed output threshold…

MOTOR VEHICLE

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190214931
The motor vehicle comprises an overcurrent detector configured to detect overcurrent in each of a plurality of second switching elements included in the second inverter. When the motor vehicle has an abnormality and is driven by the emergency drive with output of a torque from the first motor to the one wheels, the motor vehicle performs zero torque control that controls the second inverter such that a torque of the second motor becomes equal to zero.

CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD

Granted: July 11, 2019
Application Number: 20190214942
A control device for a vehicle controls an operation of a solar power generation device mounted in the vehicle. The control device includes an acquisition controller configured to acquire a sunset time and a sunrise time at a current position of the vehicle, and an operation controller configured to switch an operation mode of the solar power generation device between a wakeup mode and a sleep mode having less power consumption of the solar power generation device than in the wakeup…