Toyota Patent Applications

SYSTEM, CENTER, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230033832
A system includes a vehicle including an electronic control unit, a center configured to control software update for the electronic control unit, and an information terminal associated with the vehicle. The vehicle includes a display device, and one or more processors configured to communicate with the center. The center includes one or more processors. The one or more processors of the center are configured to transmit information related to the software update to the information…

MOVING BODY

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230035361
A moving body includes: a main body section provided with a moving mechanism; a peripheral information detection sensor configured to detect an obstacle peripheral to the main body section; and a control section configured to cause the main body section to autonomously travel by controlling the moving mechanism based on information regarding the peripheral obstacle detected by the peripheral information detection sensor, and configured to cause information relating to the peripheral…

FUEL PRODUCTION PLANT

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230034991
A fuel production plant includes an electrolysis apparatus; an ethanol generation apparatus that decomposes sugars to generate ethanol and carbon dioxide; and a hydrocarbon generation apparatus that generates hydrocarbons by reacting carbon dioxide with hydrogen. The fuel production plant further includes a hydrogen supply part that supplies hydrogen generated in the electrolysis apparatus to the hydrocarbon generation apparatus by coupling the electrolysis apparatus to the hydrocarbon…

ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC POWER CALCULATION METHOD

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230034916
An electric power system includes a vehicle, a vehicle management server, an AC charging stand, a DC charging stand, and a charging stand management server. During AC charging and AC discharging, the AC charging stand is connected to the vehicle. An amount of charging power during AC charging and an amount of discharging power during AC discharging are calculated by the vehicle. The vehicle measures electric power before power conversion by an on-board charger, and calculates an amount…

SKIN MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230034721
The method for producing a skin material is a method for producing a skin material having a concave part formed on the front surface side, comprising heat-pressing a raw material between an embossing die and an elastic sheet to form the concave part and, at the same time, forming a convex part on a bottom surface of the concave part.

STEERING CONTROL DEVICE AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230034588
A steering control device that controls steering of a vehicle in which automatic driving or driving assistance is performed includes a reference steering angle calculation unit that calculates a reference steering angle of the vehicle based on a target steering angle and a vehicle speed of the vehicle, and a compensation unit that determines whether a deviation between the calculated reference steering angle and the target steering angle is equal to or greater than a predetermined value,…

FUEL CELL SEPARATOR

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230034374
A separator for a fuel cell includes protrusions that extend in parallel and are spaced apart from each other. The protrusions are configured to contact a power generation portion. The separator includes a gas passage that extends between two adjacent ones of the protrusions along the protrusions. The gas passage is configured to allow reactant gas to flow through the gas passage. The gas passage includes at least one rib that protrudes toward the power generation portion and extends in…

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230034111
An information processing device according to the present disclosure acquires first information relating to a specific commodity having a possibility of being purchased by a user. In addition, the information processing device acquires second information relating to a position of the user. Moreover, the information processing device allocates a specific vehicle on which the specific commodity is loaded to the user based on the first information and the second information.

FILLER HEAD AVOIDING A PREMATURE NOZZLE SHUT OFF

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230033939
A filler head for a storage system includes a body to be mounted inclined having a main part closed by a cover part forming a cavity in which a separating device is received. The filler head is configured to receive, in a cylindrical wall of the separating device, a distribution nozzle of a fluid with an automatic stop sensor to prevent overfilling of the filler head. The filler head includes a buffer volume in one-piece with the main part in a back portion of the body reducing the speed…

BATTERY PACK, VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH BATTERY PACK, AND REPLACEMENT METHOD OF BATTERY BLOCKS IN BATTERY PACK

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230033847
A battery pack according to the present disclosure includes a plurality of battery blocks, the battery blocks being arrayed adjacent to each other in a stacking direction that is set in advance. After two or more of the battery blocks are replaced with multiple replacement battery blocks that have been refreshed in advance, multiple non-replacement battery blocks, among the battery blocks, that have not been replaced with the replacement battery blocks, are adjacent to each other in the…

FILLER HEAD ALLOWING A RELIABLE REFILLING WITHOUT SPITTING

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230030036
A filler head for a storage system includes a body to be mounted inclined according to a predetermined angle regarding the gravity direction, called the filling direction, and including a main part closed by a cover part so as to form a cavity in which a separating device is received, the filler head being configured to receive, in a cylindrical wall of the separating device extending around the filling direction, a distribution nozzle of a fluid with an automatic stop sensor to prevent…

IN-VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230033586
An in-vehicle control device mounted on a vehicle includes an electronic control unit configured to determine that there is a possibility that damage to a bottom portion of the vehicle occurs when a vertical acceleration, which is an acceleration in a vertical direction of the vehicle, or a vertical acceleration increase rate, which is an amount of increase in the vertical acceleration per unit time, reaches a first threshold value or higher.

STEERING CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230033288
A steering control device includes a base axial force calculator, a limiting axial force calculator, and a final axial force calculator. The limiting axial force calculator includes a steering angle holder, a reference angle calculator, a final difference calculator, and an axial force calculator. The steering angle holder is configured to hold a steering angle at the time of limiting a turning operation of the turning wheels when the turning operation is limited. The reference angle…

MANUFACTURING APPARATUS OF CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERIES, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERIES

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230032411
Provided is a manufacturing apparatus of a cathode active material for lithium ion secondary batteries that enables productivity to improve. The manufacturing apparatus of a cathode active material for lithium ion secondary batteries includes: a conveying device conveying a cathode active material raw material that contains a metallic compound and a lithium compound, the metallic compound including at least one metallic element selected from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt and…

MONOCULAR 2D SEMANTIC KEYPOINT DETECTION AND TRACKING

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230031289
A method for 2D semantic keypoint detection and tracking is described. The method includes learning embedded descriptors of salient object keypoints detected in previous images according to a descriptor embedding space model. The method also includes predicting, using a shared image encoder backbone, salient object keypoints within a current image of a video stream. The method further includes inferring an object represented by the predicted, salient object keypoints within the current…

TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND IN-VEHICLE CONTROLLER

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230031158
A traffic signal control system includes a processor configured to adjust a green time of a traffic signal based on vehicle class information on each of vehicles of a vehicle group approaching an intersection. The vehicle class information indicates whether the vehicle is an environmentally friendly vehicle or an environmentally unfriendly vehicle that is not the environmentally friendly vehicle.

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230030558
An electronic control unit configured to be supplied with electric power from a battery in a vehicle includes a controller. The controller is configured to accumulate the operating time of the electronic control unit under a condition where a switch of a drive source of the vehicle is in an OFF state. The controller is configured to reset the electronic control unit when the elapsed time from a start point of accumulation of the operating time is less than a predetermined elapsed time,…

MAGNESIUM REMOVAL AGENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR ALUMINUM ALLOY

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230030521
A Mg removal agent is composed of a chloride and copper oxide. The chloride contains at least Mg and one or more base metal elements selected from K, Na, and Ca. The chloride contains, for example, 0.2 to 60 mass % of MgCl2 and/or 40 to 99.8 mass % of KCl with respect to the chloride as a whole. The compounding ratio that is a mass ratio of the chloride to the copper oxide is, for example, 0.15 or more. The chloride may be a re-solidified salt or a mixed salt. At least a part of the…

SEAT ASSEMBLIES HAVING FIXED FRAMES AND MOVABLE SEAT CUSHIONS AND MOVABLE SEAT BACKS WITH VERTICAL DAMPERS AND CLAMPS COUPLING THE VERTICAL DAMPERS TO THE FIXED FRAMES

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230030125
A kinetic seat assembly including a primary seat cushion frame including a rear rod extending between opposite rails, a secondary seat back frame movable relative to the primary seat cushion frame, a pair of clamps provided on the rear rod of the primary seat cushion frame, and a pair of vertical dampers coupled between the secondary seat back frame and the pair of clamps on the primary seat cushion frame, each clamp receiving an end of a corresponding vertical damper. In embodiments,…

VEHICLE DRIVING ASSIST APPARATUS

Granted: February 2, 2023
Application Number: 20230030093
When vehicle forward information includes information on a construction site road sign which indicates the limit speed at a construction site, a vehicle driving assist apparatus acquires the limit speed indicated on the construction site road sign as a construction site sign limit speed, based on the vehicle forward information and displays the acquired construction site sign limit speed on the displaying device. When acquiring the database limit speed while displaying the construction…