Toyota Patent Grants

Exhaust gas purification catalyst

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850269
The exemplary embodiments relate to an exhaust gas purification catalyst, in which exhaust gas purification performance is secured and an increase in pressure loss is suppressed, which is an exhaust gas purification catalyst, in which a porous filter wall of a substrate having a wall-flow structure is coated with a catalyst material containing an OSC material having oxygen storage capacity and a catalyst metal, wherein the density of percolation paths having percolation path diameters of…

Foam molded article mold and foam molded article

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850435
A foam molded article mold includes a lower mold with a cavity space; an upper mold formed with an upper mold face portion facing a lower mold face portion of the cavity space when the upper mold has been brought together with the lower mold; a partitioning wall that projects out from the upper mold face portion, and that configures a first parting line between the partitioning wall and the lower mold face portion in a state in which the upper mold has been brought together with the…

Strut-type suspension apparatus

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850585
A strut-type suspension apparatus, including: a steering knuckle rotatably holding a wheel; a shock absorber configured to damp a relative movement of the wheel and a vehicle body in an up-down direction; and an in-wheel motor unit including a motor, a speed reducer configured to transmit rotation of the motor while reducing a speed of the rotation, and a housing in which the motor and the speed reducer are housed, wherein the in-wheel motor unit is fixed to the steering knuckle while…

Fuel cell system for motor vehicle and control method of same

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850596
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack configured to supply power to an electric motor for driving a vehicle as well as generating power by an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidant gas, a discharge circuit and the discharge control circuit. The discharge circuit may form a plurality of discharge paths through which power generated in the fuel cell stack is discharged switching elements switching the connection relationships between resistance elements. The…

Drive force control system for hybrid vehicles

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850600
A drive force control system for hybrid vehicles to prevent a reduction in drive force during reverse propulsion while operating an engine. An operating mode of a transmission mechanism can be selected from a first mode in which the output torque of the engine is delivered to the output member at a first predetermined ratio and a second mode in which the output torque of the engine is delivered to the output member at a second predetermined ratio that is smaller than the first…

Vehicle front structure and method of producing the same

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850695
A vehicle front structure includes a crash box and an absorber. The crash box is provided between a front end of a front side member extending in a vehicle front-rear direction, and a bumper reinforcement extending in a vehicle width direction. The absorber is provided forward of the bumper reinforcement in the vehicle front-rear direction and extends in the vehicle width direction. In the vehicle width direction, an outer end of the crash box in the vehicle width direction is positioned…

Control device, computer readable recording medium recording program for control device, and control method

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850703
A control device includes a communication unit configured to acquire control information on a vehicle from an information processing device in a wired or wireless communication, and a processing unit configured to execute a process of starting vehicle control based on the control information. The processing unit continues or suspends the process of starting vehicle control depending on a result of an authentication process on usage authority of the control information, and the…

Facial recognition and object detection for vehicle unlocking scenarios

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850709
According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology systems and methods for biometric access control for a vehicle may include: capturing an image of two or more individuals approaching the vehicle; analyzing the captured image to determine whether one or more of the individuals approaching the vehicle is an authorized user of the vehicle; where at least one, but not all, of the two or more individuals approaching the vehicle is identified as an authorized user of the vehicle,…

Autonomous vehicle glass cleaning system

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850710
A glass cleaning system includes: a housing including at least one peripheral sidewalls being substantially perpendicular relative to a side of a vehicle to which the housing is attached, a cover, and a vision system including at least one sensor and processing circuitry, wherein the vision system is disposed in an interior of the housing, the at least one sensor is communicatively coupled to the processing circuitry, and the vision system is configured to be used with the vehicle to…

Brake operating device

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10850714
A brake operating device in which an operation of a brake pedal can be detected easily by a simple structure is provided. The brake operating device 1 comprises: a pusher 19, 20 connected to a brake pedal 2; a hydraulic system 5 in which fluid is held between the pusher 19, 20 and a pushing element 27 to transmit a thrust force of the pusher 19, 20 to the pushing element 27; a first elastic mechanism 23a, 23b that establishes an elastic force to isolate the pusher 19, 20 away from the…

Sliding member and sliding machine

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10851776
A sliding member has a sliding surface sliding under a wet condition in which a lubricant oil exists. The sliding surface is coated with a laminate film comprising an upper layer and a lower layer. The lower layer comprises hydrogen-free amorphous carbon (hydrogen-free DLC) and carbon particles dispersed on or in the hydrogen-free DLC. The hydrogen-free DLC has a hydrogen content of 5 atom % or less when the lower layer as a whole is 100 atom %. The upper layer comprises boron-containing…

Vehicle including coupling device

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10851843
A vehicle including a coupling device that includes (a) an engagement clutch mechanism for coupling an input side engagement member that is coupled to a drive power source of the vehicle and an output side engagement member that is coupled to a drive wheel of the vehicle; and (b) a cam mechanism for assisting engagement of the input and output side engagement members depending on a differential torque by which the input and output side engagement members are rotated differentially. The…

Crank cap assembly and internal combustion engine

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10851869
A crank cap assembly provided with a crank cap rotatably supporting a crankshaft includes a mass portion, two cap bolts fixing the crank cap to an engine body, and an elastic supporter disposed between the two cap bolts. The elastic supporter elastically supports the mass portion with respect to the crank cap in an axial direction of the crankshaft.

Control device and control method of vehicle

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10851889
While automatic driving control is being performed, traveling in a driving state of a vehicle corresponding to an unconverged region (including an unperformed region and a performed region) is preferentially selected between the traveling in the driving state of the vehicle corresponding to the unconverged region, and traveling in the driving state of the vehicle corresponding to a converged region. As such, learning control that corrects an amount of operation associated with control of…

Control apparatus for vehicle drive-force transmitting apparatus

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10851890
A control apparatus for a vehicle drive-force transmitting apparatus including a gear mechanism and a continuously-variable transmission mechanism and defining first and second drive-force transmitting paths. When the continuously-variable transmission mechanism is in a failure state in which an actual gear ratio of the continuously-variable transmission mechanism is not the highest gear ratio as a target gear ratio, the control apparatus sets the target gear ratio to a transient target…

Parking management system and parking management method

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10854077
A technique for managing parking of vehicles at a lower cost is disclosed. A parking management system includes a terminal device and a server device. The terminal device includes: a storage unit that stores user information; a reading unit that reads identification information of a parking space from a code associated with the parking space, and a transmission unit that transmits, to the server device, parking position information which includes the stored user information and the read…

Vehicle control system

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10854080
A vehicle control system includes an electronic control unit configured to: recognize at least one object; determine a risk of the at least one object entering a course of the host vehicle; and perform, when the at least one object enters a target area set in front of the host vehicle with respect to the host vehicle, driving support. The electronic control unit is configured to determine whether the risk is high or low based on a relative relationship between two or more objects, and…

Driving assistance device and driving assistance method

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10854081
A driving assistance device sets, in front of an own vehicle, an actuation region that is a region sandwiched by boundary lines, positioned at left and right, respectively. In a case where a target existing around the own vehicle has entered the actuation region, the device performs driving assistance for avoiding collision with the target or mitigating collision damage. The device, when setting the actuation region, in a case where the own vehicle is in a turning state, changes a…

Battery pack

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10854862
The present invention provides a battery pack in which a plurality of unit cells and one or a plurality of spacers are alternately arranged in a predetermined arrangement direction and a load is applied in the arrangement direction. The unit cell includes an electrode body having a reaction section, and a battery case having long side surfaces. The spacer includes, on a surface facing the unit cell, a first pressing portion that presses a part of the reaction section. The first pressing…

Stacked battery

Granted: December 1, 2020
Patent Number: 10854867
To suppress heat generation in a short-circuit current shunt part in a stacked battery that includes the short-circuit current shunt part, in the stacked battery 100 including at least one short-circuit current shunt part 10, and a stack 20 that includes a plurality of electric elements 20a, 20b which are stacked, the short-circuit current shunt part 10 includes a first part 10a that is provided on one end side in a stacking direction of the stack 20, a second part 10b that is provided…