Toyota Patent Grants

Vehicle back door structure

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840133
A concave portion, that is concave in a direction away from a back door glass, is formed at a facing wall of an outer member at a facing region that faces a bus bar portion. Due thereto, a gap between a bottom surface of the concave portion and the bus bar portion that is disposed at the back door glass can be made to be large.

Electrically-driven vehicle

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840137
An electrically-driven vehicle includes a high-capacity battery unit and a high-output battery unit, both of which supply electric power to rotating electric machines, and a charging inlet serving as a charging port of an external power supply. The high-capacity battery unit receives more charge power from the charging inlet than the high-output battery unit and is positioned nearer to the charging inlet than the high-output battery unit is to the charging inlet. In this way, an electric…

Vehicle vibration suppressing structure

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840138
A vehicle vibration suppressing structure includes a floor panel, a storage section, and a vibration suppressing section. The floor panel includes a general portion that extends in a vehicle front-rear direction and a vehicle width direction, and a floor pan that is provided contiguously to the general portion and that is formed in a concave shape indented toward a vehicle lower side. The storage section that covers the floor pan as viewed from a vehicle upper side is attached to the…

Drive system for hybrid vehicle

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840142
A drive system includes: a first planetary gear unit, in which a carrier is connected to an internal combustion engine, a sun gear is connected to a first MG, and a ring gear is connected, via a first drive gear and a first driven gear, to a counter shaft; and a second planetary gear unit, in which a brake is provided to a sun gear, a carrier is connected to the internal combustion engine, and a ring gear is connected, via a second drive gear and a second driven gear, to the counter…

Vehicle

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840162
In order for a vehicle to which a fuel cell module is mounted to fully secure an electric connection between a vehicle body and the fuel cell module, a vehicle is provided, which includes a conductive plate-like member, constituting at least a part of a floor portion of a vehicle body of the vehicle, and having a protruded portion protruded upwardly in the gravity directions and extended from the front to the rear of the vehicle, a fuel cell module, provided downward in the gravity…

Removable vehicle seating

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840173
Vehicle seats are described herein that include removable portions and fixed portions. The removable portions can be configured to be selectively removable from a vehicle, while the fixed portions can be configured to remain in the vehicle. The removable portions can include a seat base and portions of a seat back. The fixed portion can include an exterior side bolster of the seat. Further, the fixed portion can include one or more inflatable restraints. For example, the fixed portion…

Seat with integrated foldable table

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840176
Vehicle seat assemblies may be foldable in a plurality of configurations. The seats may be foldable so as to provide a space between a seat bottom and a seat back. Seats may be foldable so as to provide a space in front of the seat bottom and the seat back. A moveable table may be a component of the seat assembly in the vehicle, with the table operable to provide a relatively flat surface when in an operative position. The table may utilize the space provided between the seat bottom and…

Wire harness

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840210
A wire harness includes a wire portion formed by arranging three wires in the same direction, the respective wires having conductors and insulators coating outer circumferences of the conductors, and a braided wire. The three wires of the wire portion and the braided wire are disposed such that the braided wire is interposed between two wires of the wire portion adjacent to each other along a circumferential direction around a central axial line of the wire portion on a cross section of…

Hybrid vehicle

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840247
A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electric power storage device, an electric motor, and an electronic control unit. The internal combustion engine is configured to generate a traveling driving force. The electric motor is configured to generate a traveling driving force by receiving electric power supply from the electric power storage device. The electronic control unit is configured to control the internal combustion engine and the electric motor during…

Exhaust purification device for internal combustion engine

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840954
An exhaust purification device for an internal combustion engine is provided with an NOx adsorbent for adsorbing NOx in exhaust gas and an NOx purifying catalyst for purifying NOx in exhaust gas, which are arranged in an engine exhaust passage. An electric heater is provided for raising the temperature of the NOx adsorbent. When a signal requesting startup of an internal combustion engine is issued, the device starts to supply electric power to the electric heater before the internal…

Control device for internal combustion engine

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840978
A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided that can detect the adherence of deposits to a cylinder pressure sensor without subjecting the internal combustion engine to an impact or the like. A control device for an internal combustion engine equipped with a cylinder pressure sensor detects changes in the sensitivity of the cylinder pressure sensor. If the control device detects a decrease in the sensitivity of the cylinder pressure sensor after detecting an increase…

Fuel supply apparatus for internal combustion engine

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840979
A fuel supply apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a motor, a fuel pump, an alternator, a centrifugal clutch, and an electronic control unit. The centrifugal clutch is configured to, when the rotation speed of the output shaft of the motor is higher than or equal to an engaging rotation speed, connect the output shaft of the motor with the rotary shaft of the alternator. The engaging rotation speed is a rotation speed higher than a rotation speed of the rotary shaft at…

Spray coating film, engine having the spray coating film and film-forming method of the spray coating film

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840982
A spray coating film has a first spray coating film formed on a surface of an aluminum substrate and a second spray coating film formed on a surface of the first spray coating film. In the first spray coating film, an inorganic material with a layered crystalline structure is dispersed in a Ni-based alloy material, and an area ratio of the inorganic material is in a range from 40% to 80% relative to the sectional area of the first spray coating film. The second spray coating film is a…

Internal combustion engine

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840993
An internal combustion engine comprises a fuel injection valve which has a needle, wherein a valve opening speed of the needle during post injection is raised as compared with a valve opening speed of the needle during main injection if a pressure of the fuel is not more than a first predetermined pressure, while the valve opening speed of the needle during the post injection is lowered as compared with the valve opening speed of the needle during the main injection if the pressure of…

Internal combustion engine

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9840999
An HT cooling system cools at least a cylinder block with HT cooling water. An LT cooling system cools an intake port with LT cooling water that is at a lower temperature than the HT cooling water. A controller performs an ignition retard control that involves correcting the ignition timing based on the result of detection of a knock by a knock sensor, and a cooling enhancement control that involves enhancing cooling by the LT cooling system in the case where a knock is detected compared…

Fixation structure for selectable one-way clutch

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9841068
A fixation structure for a selectable one-way clutch is provided. The fixation structure comprises: a stationary member in which the pocket plate is held coaxially; a projection formed on the pocket plate protruding radially outwardly; a spline groove formed in the stationary member to which the projection is inserted while keeping a predetermined clearance in a circumferential direction; and an elastic member that is interposed between the projection and the spline groove to push the…

Suction device and suction method

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9841143
A suction method that sucks inside of a filling nozzle used for supply of hydrogen by using a suction nozzle that is engaged with the filling nozzle, the suction method comprising: evacuating a vacuum chamber by using a vacuum pump; and sucking inside of the suction nozzle by using the evacuated vacuum chamber.

Film thickness measuring device and film thickness measuring method

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9841272
A film thickness measuring device including: a terahertz wave generator; a prism that has an entrance surface, an abutment surface capable of abutting a surface of a sample including a first film on a side where the first film is formed, and an emission surface; a terahertz wave detector that detects an S-polarization component and a P-polarization component of a reflected wave from the sample, emitted from the emission surface of the prism; and a control section configured to determine…

Control device of rotating electric machine and method for controlling the same

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9843283
An electronic control unit includes calculating a slip frequency of a rotating electric machine from a torque instruction value to the rotating electric machine and a target value of output efficiency to the rotating electric machine, calculating a frequency of the instruction signal from the slip frequency and a rotational frequency of the rotating electric machine, the slip frequency being changed by changing the target value of the output efficiency with the torque instruction value…

Communication management apparatus and communication management method for vehicle network

Granted: December 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9843523
A plurality of in-vehicle control apparatuses (100) and a DLC (200) connected to a vehicle network each include a frame monitoring unit (131). The frame monitoring units (131) detect simultaneous transmission of a plurality of communication data having a shared CAN ID by monitoring an error frame transmitted to the vehicle network. The plurality of in-vehicle control apparatuses (100) and the DLC (200) also each include a control determination unit (132) and a transmission/reception…