Toyota Patent Applications

MOVEMENT PLANNING APPARATUS, MOVING ROBOT, AND MOVEMENT PLANNING PROGRAM

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190015981
A movement planning apparatus includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire an environmental map in which a no-entry area is indicated for each of turning angles that a moving robot may have; and a planning unit configured to search for a moving path that allows at least one search branch to be extended from a departure point to a destination point based on the environmental map without making a change in the turning angle become discontinuous and without passing the no-entry area,…

INTERIOR PART AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE INTERIOR PART

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190016242
An interior part includes a base material and an outer skin material adhered to a front surface of the base material. The outer skin material includes a front surface formed with a stitch pattern of a thread inserted by engagement with a sewing needle to pass from a front surface of the outer skin material to a back surface of the base material to obliquely pass through the front surface of the base material, so that the thread forms a loop portion fixed on the back surface of the base…

FRONT SEAT AIRBAG DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FRONT SEAT AIRBAG DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR FOLDING AIRBAG

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190016294
A front seat airbag device includes an inflator configured to operate and generate gas when a frontal collision of a vehicle is detected or predicted and an airbag configured to include a main chamber stored in front of a front seat in the vehicle, inflation-deployed by the gas being supplied from the inflator, and inflation-deployed to a position facing the front seat and a parietal chamber inflation-deployed upward and rearward from an upper end portion of the main chamber.

Vehicles Including Mesh Stamped Panels

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190016393
A vehicle includes a vehicle panel including a plurality of individual mesh structures where the individual mesh structures each include four triangular sides extending outwardly from a plane of the panel forming a pyramid shape. A fillet connects adjacent triangular sides.

STEERING SUPPORT STRUCTURE

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190016395
The instrument panel reinforcement pipe extends in a width direction of a vehicle, and is formed in a circular tubular shape to support a steering column placed in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle. The cowl-to brace extends in the front-and-rear direction of the vehicle, has a front end fixed on a cowl panel placed in a farther front side of the vehicle than the instrument panel reinforcement pipe, and includes a joint portion to be joined with the instrument panel reinforcement…

LAMINATE

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190016932
A laminate includes a resin substrate, an intermediate layer disposed on a surface of the resin substrate, and a silicon oxide layer disposed on a surface of the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer is formed by curing a composition containing a Si-free compound containing a (meth)acrylic group and a siloxane compound containing a (meth)acrylic group. A concentration of Si is higher on a silicon oxide layer side than a concentration of Si on a resin substrate side in the…

EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING APPARATUS

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190017425
Provided is an exhaust gas purifying apparatus including a first catalyst and a second catalyst that passes exhaust gas from the first catalyst, in which the temperature of the second catalyst can be increased in an early stage after an engine is started, and thus exhaust gas purification efficiency can be enhanced in an earlier stage than in conventional apparatuses. The apparatus includes an exhaust gas purifying catalyst that includes a first catalyst for purifying exhaust gas from an…

IGNITION TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190017451
An ignition timing control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes an electronic control unit configured to i) perform determination as to whether knocking has occurred in the engine; ii) update a first learning value and a second learning value such that the ignition timing is retarded when determining that knocking has occurred; and iii) derive, as a required ignition timing, a timing obtained by retarding a base ignition timing based on the first and second learning…

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190017454
A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine according to the invention is applied to an internal combustion engine in which EGR gas and condensed water generated by an EGR cooler are supplied into a cylinder. The control apparatus calculates an equivalence ratio of the internal combustion engine, and controls an EGR valve and a condensed water supply valve such that, when the equivalence ratio is high, a supply rate of the condensed water increases and a supply rate of the EGR…

CONTROL SYSTEM OF VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190017486
A control system of a vehicle has an automatic stop and restart function to automatically stop an engine when automatic stop conditions are fulfilled, and restart the engine when normal restart conditions are fulfilled during automatic stop of the engine, and a notifying function to notify a driver of starting of a preceding vehicle, when an intervehicular distance from the preceding vehicle during stopping becomes equal to or larger than a first predetermined distance. The automatic…

POWER TRANSFER DEVICE FOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD OF POWER TRANSFER DEVICE

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190017557
An electronic control unit executes gradual reduction control when a friction clutch is to be maintained in a fully engaged state such that an input rotary member and an output rotary member rotate integrally. As a result, a motor current supplied to a motor is adjusted to a lower current value. Thus, an average current value of the motor current supplied to the motor when the friction clutch is to be maintained in the fully engaged state is appropriately reduced.

FILM THICKNESS MEASURING METHOD AND FILM THICKNESS MEASURING DEVICE

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190017807
A signal waveform of an estimation signal and a signal waveform of the reflected light intensity signal are coordinated with each other such that a time point when a film thickness is equal to zero in the signal waveform of the estimation signal and a base point in the signal waveform of the reflected light intensity signal coincide with each other. A film thickness corresponding to that estimated value of a signal intensity of a reflected light which corresponds to a film thickness…

METHOD OF MAGNETIC ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THE CATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF METAL OXIDES INCLUDING NANOCERIA

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190017964
A method to predict the catalytic activity of a metal oxide of formula MxOy where x is a number from 1 to 3 and y is a number from 1 to 8 is provided. The metal of the metal oxide has redox coupled oxidation states wherein the redox transformation is between oxidation states selected from the group consisting of a diamagnetic oxidation state (Md+) and a paramagnetic oxidation state (Mp+), a paramagnetic oxidation state (Mp+) and a ferromagnetic oxidation state (Mf+), and a paramagnetic…

INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190018859
An information providing system includes a circuitry configured to: collect sensing information from a vehicle, the sensing information being acquired at an arbitrary position by the vehicle; collect feeling information indicating a people's feeling about an arbitrary position; and cause a display mounted on a mobile terminal or a target vehicle to display a map image and to display each of at least a part of the sensing information and at least a part of the feeling information at a…

AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND AUTHENTICATION METHOD

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190018941
An authentication device that authenticates a user using person specifiable information includes a first storage unit configured to store person specifiable information specifying a registered user, a second storage unit configured to store association information in which the registered user is associated with a predetermined terminal possessed by the registered user, a first acquisition unit configured to acquire person specifiable information from an authentication target user, a…

AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND AUTHENTICATION METHOD

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190018942
An authentication device authenticates a user using biometric information. The authentication device including: a storage unit, a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit, a controller, an authentication processing unit, and an update processing unit. When the first acquisition unit acquires identification information, and a combination for which the number of successes for the acquired identification information is greater than or equal to a predetermined number is present in…

BATTERY PACK

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190020011
A battery pack includes a bus bar, a first module, and a second module. The bus bar extends in a predetermined direction and includes a first region, a second region and an intermediate region. The first module includes a plurality of cells each including a negative electrode terminal connected to the first region. The second module includes a plurality of cells each including a positive electrode terminal connected to the second region. The negative electrode terminals are arranged in…

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190020046
A fuel cell system comprises: a fuel cell stack having a plurality of unit cells in which anode gas flow paths are formed; an anode gas supply unit configured to supply anode gas to the fuel cell stack via an anode gas supply port of the fuel cell stack; a pressure sensor provided between the anode gas supply port and the anode gas supply unit to measure anode gas supply pressure; a current sensor configured to measure electric current of the fuel cell stack; and a controller configured…

CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISCHARGING A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190020209
A control device for controlling discharging of a rechargeable battery, the control device comprising a rechargeable dummy cell, a first circuit configured to discharge the battery and the dummy cell, and a second circuit configured to measure the open circuit voltage of the dummy cell. The control device is configured to: determine the open circuit voltage of the dummy cell by using the second circuit, and determine the maximum capacity decrement of the battery, which is to be…

STATOR FOR ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE STATOR

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190020239
A stator includes an annular stator core having slots formed therein, a stator coil received in the slots, and insulating sheets each being interposed, in a corresponding one of the slots, between the stator coil and an interior wall surface of the stator core defining the corresponding slot. Each of the insulating sheets includes a sheet-like substrate and a resin layer provided on an outer surface of the substrate. The resin layer is formed of a curable and foamable resin that is…