Toyota Patent Grants

Welded portion inspection method

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969028
A welded portion inspection method accurately identifies emitted light from a molten portion during inspection laser light irradiation, enabling reliable inspection. When transitioning from welding laser light irradiation to inspection laser light irradiation, the welding laser light irradiation is interrupted and then the welding laser light is switched to the inspection laser light. In inspecting a welded portion, two points in time at which the emitted light intensity is equal to or…

Control apparatus of motor

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969083
A control apparatus of the motor according to one aspect includes: a first feedforward calculator configured to calculate a first motor output torque value so that a torque value indicated by a torque command signal can be generated in a joint part of a robot based on a model of a motor, a decelerator, or a link and the number of rotations of the motor, a second feedforward calculator configured to calculate a second motor output torque value based on the torque value indicated by the…

Vehicle assistance control apparatus

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969261
A vehicle assistance control apparatus includes: an obstacle detection unit that detects a prescribed obstacle in the periphery of a vehicle; a vehicle speed detection unit that detects a speed of the vehicle; an accelerator operation detection unit that detects presence of an accelerator operation; a drive power restriction unit that detects, when the prescribed obstacle is detected, a drive power that is to be generated in the vehicle by an accelerator operation performed by a driver,…

Mobile terminal device, on-vehicle device, and on-vehicle system

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969263
An on-vehicle system 100 according to an embodiment of the present invention causes a mobile terminal device 40 and an on-vehicle device 50 to work together, and allocates and displays two pieces of application software information about a widget from the mobile terminal device 40 on two display areas of gadget displays 61V and 62V connected to the on-vehicle device 50. Also, the allocation of the application software information is conducted via a touch panel 3 on the mobile terminal…

Fuel door status indicating system for pressurized fuel system

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969265
A fuel door status indicating system for a pressurized fuel system is provided. The status indicating system includes pressure sensing means configured to measure a pressure in the fuel system, a controller operatively connected to the pressure sensing means and configured to compare a measured fuel-system pressure with a predetermined pressure, and a display operatively connected to the controller and configured to provide an indication as to whether the fuel door may be opened. The…

Moving assist apparatus and method and driving assist system

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969382
A moving assist apparatus assists vehicle which includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as driving source to move from current position to destination. The moving assist apparatus includes: a mode planning unit of for each section obtained by dividing traveling route from the current position to the destination, planning regularly one traveling mode from EV mode of not maintaining charge storage amount of battery and HV mode of maintaining the charge storage amount…

Lane keeping control apparatus

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969390
A lane keeping control apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select an operational mode of lane keeping control from operational modes based on an approaching speed; and a control unit configured to execute the lane keeping control in the selected operational mode. The operational modes include a first operational mode in which a steering unit is operated, and in which a brake unit is not operated, and a second operational mode in which the steering unit is operated, and in…

Control device for vehicle

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969397
A clutch disposed between an engine and an automatic transmission and including a first engagement element connected to the engine and a second engagement element connected to the automatic transmission. The electronic control unit is configured to, when a predetermined condition is satisfied, execute predetermined control in which the engine is stopped, the clutch is disengaged, and the vehicle is caused to travel. The electronic control unit is configured to start the engine when the…

Conveyance of required driver behaviors using persistent patterned sound

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969404
A computing system for a vehicle includes one or more processors for controlling operation of the computing system, and a memory for storing data and program instructions usable by the one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to determine required driver behaviors, determine a persistent sound indicative of the required driver behaviors, and generate a notification including the sound.

Alarm apparatus, alarm system, alarm method and portable terminal

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9969405
An alarm apparatus for a vehicle is configure to be capable of communicating with a portable terminal to be used at a driver seat by a driver of the vehicle that performs automatic driving, alarms the driver using the portable terminal, and includes a determination unit that determines whether a distance or arrival time from the vehicle to a termination position for the automatic driving is a predetermined value or less, during the automatic driving, based on position information about…

Motor driven compressor

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9970428
A motor-driven compressor includes a metal housing accommodating a compression unit and an electric motor and a resin cover coupled to the housing. The cover and the housing define an accommodation chamber that accommodates a motor driving circuit that drives the electric motor. A metal shield is fixed to the cover and blocks electromagnetic noise. The shield and the cover are stacked together. A sealing member located between the shield and the cover. The sealing member is configured to…

Vane compressor

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9970439
In a vane compressor, a transmission pin is accommodated in a communication hole that provides communication between a first vane slot and a second vane slot. The transmission pin includes a loose-fit portion that is loosely inserted in a recessed portion formed in a bottom surface of each of first and second vanes, a shaft portion, and a flange portion formed between the loose-fit portion and the shaft portion and in contact with the bottom surface. A coil spring is disposed in the…

Fuel cell system and method for controlling rotational speed of air compressor

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9970447
A fuel cell system includes an air compressor that supplies oxidant gas to a fuel cell installed in a fuel cell vehicle, a measured rotational speed acquirer that acquires a measured value of rotational speed of the air compressor, and a controller that calculates a rotational speed command value of the air compressor based on required generated power of the fuel cell, calculates a torque command value of the air compressor based on the calculated rotational speed command value and…

Automatic transmission

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9970522
An automatic transmission where an engagement mode in which the forward engagement element is put in the engagement state is executed when the vehicle travels forward in the second mode in which the second engagement element is put in the engagement state and the first engagement element is put in a release state.

Fuel pipe clamp

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9970586
An apparatus for protecting a tubing from a moving object includes a housing and a hooking member. The housing includes an exterior surface and a passage. The passage is configured to receive the tubing, and extends from a first end to a second end of the housing. The hooking member extends from the exterior surface of the housing, and is configured to catch onto the moving object to protect piece of tubing.

Method for producing cathode active material for solid state battery

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9972826
A main object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a cathode active material for a solid state battery, which is capable of reducing resistance. The present invention solves the problem by providing a method for producing a cathode active material for a solid state battery comprising steps of: a coating step of coating a coating material represented by LixPOy (2?x?4, 3?y?5) on a surface of a cathode active material containing an Ni element and being an oxide by…

Lithium-ion secondary battery

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9972844
A negative electrode active material layer (243A) of a lithium-ion secondary battery (100A) contains natural graphite and artificial graphite as negative electrode active material particles. The negative electrode active material layer (243A) has a region (A1) facing the positive electrode active material layer (223) and regions (A2, A3) not facing the positive electrode active material layer (223). The region (A1) facing the positive electrode active material layer (223) contains the…

Method for producing fine catalyst particles and method for producing carbon-supported catalyst

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9972848
The present invention is to provide fine catalyst particles with better catalytic performance than ever before and a carbon-supported catalyst with better catalytic performance than ever before. Disclosed is a method for producing fine catalyst particles, comprising: a potential applying step of applying a potential to the fine palladium-containing particles in a first dispersion, until a peak indicating a Pd{111} surface in a reduction wave of a cyclic voltammogram becomes larger than a…

Battery module

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9972870
A battery module includes battery cells arranged side by side, two end plates sandwiching the battery cells, an elastic body, and a cover. The cover includes a first cover member and a second cover member. The battery module includes a cable that electrically connects a first electronic component and a second electronic component to each other. The cable has a bent portion capable of being deformed in accordance with relative movement between the first cover member and the second cover…

Electric storage system

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9973018
A reference voltage value is calculated by using a current value, a voltage value, and an internal resistance value of an electric storage apparatus. A dischargeable electric power is calculated by using the reference voltage value and a predetermined internal resistance value previously set to be higher than the internal resistance value. The dischargeable electric power is set as an allowable discharge electric power when temporarily increasing the discharge electric power required of…