Toyota Patent Grants

Charging system and pairing method

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040371
A charging system includes a vehicle (200) that receives electric power with which a storage battery (240) is charged, from an inlet (226), and a power feeding apparatus (100) that supplies the electric power to a power-feed-side connector (126) connected to the inlet (226). The power feeding apparatus (100) and the vehicle (200) share a temporary signal pattern given to a control signal, through communication via communication units (130, 270), separately from communication established…

Seat slide device

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040374
There is provided a seat slide device capable of stably holding a position of an upper rail as well as a position of a seat. An upper rail (3) has an inclined section (30d) obliquely formed so as to approach an inner surface of a lower rail (2) as going rearward. A displacement member (32) has an abutting section (33) disposed so as to abut on the inner surface of the lower rail (2) and an inclined section (30d). The abutting section (33) abuts on the inclined section (30d) by rearward…

Stowable seats

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040378
A vehicle seat assembly is provided having a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back pivotally connected to the seat bottom by a bracket where the bracket has a seat bottom portion and a seat back portion. The seat bottom portion is arranged at an angle ? with respect to the seat back portion so as to generally form a right angle. A main pivot axis extends through the seat bottom. The distal end of the seat bottom portion of the bracket is pivotally connected to the main pivot. The…

Seat cover for vehicle seat

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040380
A seat cover including a reference portion on a design surface of the seat cover, and a linear stitch portion disposed in parallel with the reference portion and including a first stitch portion including a first thread material and a second stitch portion including a second thread material and disposed away from the reference portion than the first stitch portion, wherein the first thread material includes a plurality of seams which intermittently appear on the design surface side, and…

Split console lid and armrest in both open and closed positions

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040397
A split center console assembly includes a front end wall, a rear end wall, and first and second opposing side walls, each cooperating to define a storage compartment. The assembly includes a split cover for selectively providing access to the storage compartment. The split cover includes a pivoting driver armrest and a pivoting passenger armrest. Each armrest includes an upper support surface configured to provide arm support when the split center console assembly is in a closed…

Vehicle

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040413
A vehicle includes: a body forming a floor portion in a vehicle compartment; a console box provided on the body and placed in the vehicle compartment; a battery provided below the console box; a battery case configured to accommodate the battery; and a fastening member and a fastening member configured to fasten the console box to the body side and the battery case side, respectively. With such a configuration, there is provided a vehicle capable of supporting a console box in a vehicle…

Vehicle airbag system

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040416
A vehicle airbag system including: a first airbag that is supplied with gas and inflated and deployed at a front face towards a vehicle front of a seat; and a second airbag that is supplied with gas and inflated and deployed adjacent, in a vehicle width direction, to the first airbag, and that includes an overhanging deployment section that is positioned at a vehicle rear side of the first airbag and that is inflated and deployed jutting out beside the first airbag so as to cover a…

Hybrid vehicle

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040442
A hybrid vehicle includes an electronic control unit configured to: set a target rotation speed of an engine based on a vehicle speed and a shift position; set a driving force when an upper-limit power is output to a drive shaft as an upper-limit driving force; set a target engine power such that the smaller of the upper-limit driving force and the required driving force is output to the drive shaft; and control the engine, the first motor, and the second motor such that the engine to…

Vehicle control apparatus

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10040452
A vehicle control apparatus of the invention determines whether or not an informing condition is satisfied. The informing condition becomes satisfied when a particular situation regarding an own vehicle traveling that a driver of the own vehicle should be alerted occurs. The apparatus executes an informing control for alerting the driver when the informing condition is satisfied and executes a cruise control for causing the own vehicle to travel when a cruise condition is satisfied. The…

Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10041426
A control apparatus for a four-cycle internal combustion engine that includes a plurality of cylinders into which fuel is directly injected, includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) execute stop control that stops rotation of a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine by stopping fuel injection and ignition in the internal combustion engine when a predetermined stop condition is fulfilled; and (ii) carry out fuel injection and ignition in…

Fuel supply apparatus for internal combustion engine

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10041431
A fuel supply apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel pump, a fuel pipe, a reduction valve, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to drive the fuel pump to rotate such that a required flow rate of the fuel is realized, while adjusting the fuel pressure in the fuel pipe to a target value, by driving the fuel pump to rotate. The electronic control unit is configured to operate the reduction valve to be opened when the operation state…

Electric drive vehicles

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10041462
An electric drive vehicle which is capable of performing a bidirectional voltage conversion between two DC power supplies and a rotary electric machine, and a connection switch between a series connection and a parallel connection of the two power supplies with respect to the rotary electric machine. The electric drive vehicle can supply electric power without a delay in response to a change in a load request. A controller sets the connection between the two power supplies to the…

Vehicle system

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10041587
A vehicle system includes: a shift operation device including an operator, the operator being configured to be returned to an initial position when not operated by a driver, the operator being configured to be operated by the driver to an operation position corresponding to a shift position of an automatic transmission; a change mechanism configured to change the shift position by activating an actuator; and an electronic control unit configured to set a first required position on the…

Hierarchical context-aware extremity detection

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10043084
In an example embodiment, a computer-implemented method receives image data from one or more sensors of a moving platform and detecting one or more objects from the image data. The one or more objects potentially represent extremities of a user associated with the moving platform. The method processes the one or more objects using two or more context processors and context data retrieved from a context database. The processing produces at least two confidence values for each of the one…

Corresponding point searching method and distance detection device

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10043106
A corresponding point searching method searches corresponding points in plural images, acquired by in-vehicle cameras, for each pixel in a reference image by using a predetermined first method, for example, the Viterbi algorithm. The method searches corresponding points in the plural images for each pixel in the reference image by using a predetermined second method, for example, an optical flow method. The method detects whether or not a search accuracy of the corresponding points in…

Switch device

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10043620
A switch device includes a switch body that supports a lever operating portion, and a cylindrical fitting portion through which the switch body is attached to an attached portion. The fitting portion includes a plurality of elastic deformation portions elastically deformable by a clamping force of a clamping band member and a pressed-bulging portion bulging from an outer surface of a tip portion of the elastic deformation portions. The pressed-bulging portion is configured to locate at a…

Multi-step processes for high temperature bonding and bonded substrates formed therefrom

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10043731
A method for high temperature bonding of substrates may include providing a top substrate and a bottom substrate, and positioning an insert between the substrates to form a assembly. The insert may be shaped to hold at least an amount of Sn having a low melting temperature and a gap shaped to hold at least a plurality of metal particles having a high melting temperature greater than the low melting temperature. The assembly may be heated to below the low melting temperature and held for…

Semiconductor module, semiconductor device, and method for manufacturing semiconductor devices

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10043735
A semiconductor module includes: first semiconductor devices; second semiconductor devices; a first and second wires. Each first semiconductor device comprises: first sealing resin; first-third terminals; a first semiconductor chip connected to the first and third terminals. Each second semiconductor device comprises: second sealing resin; fourth-sixth terminals; a second semiconductor chip connected to the fourth and fifth terminals, and not connected to the sixth terminal. The first…

Front bumper for an automobile

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: D824820

Rear bumper for an automobile

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: D824821