Toyota Patent Grants

Display screen with graphical user interface

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: D810103

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889406
An apparatus may have a selective catalytic reduction NOx catalyst including a high-temperature catalyst layer having high capability of reducing NOx at high temperatures and a low-temperature catalyst layer having higher capability of reducing NOx at low temperatures than that of the high-temperature catalyst layer. The low-temperature catalyst layer may be arranged closer to a catalyst substrate than the high-temperature catalyst layer. A supply valve may add an addition quantity of…

Temperature-responsive hygroscopic material and method for producing the same

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889427
Provided is a temperature-responsive hygroscopic material having a hygroscopic property that varies widely according to temperature variation and a method for producing the temperature-responsive hygroscopic material. The temperature-responsive hygroscopic material includes a mesoporous body having an average pore diameter of 2 nm to less than 50 nm and a temperature sensitive molecule chemically bonded with the mesoporous body inside a pore of the mesoporous body. The method includes a…

Method for producing catalyst for exhaust gas removal and catalyst obtained by the production method

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889432
An objective of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a catalyst for exhaust gas removal having excellent heat tolerance and purification performance within a wide range of atmospheres and a catalyst obtained by the production method. The present invention relates to a method for supporting catalyst metal particles, comprising: (a) adding an iridium precursor and a palladium precursor to a solvent containing at least one member selected from the group consisting of…

Water management for vehicles with tonneau covers

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889730
Water management for vehicles with an open top cargo bed are described. A plurality of vehicle components can form a portion of the open-top cargo bed. The plurality of vehicle components can define a gap. A seal plug can be received in the gap. The seal plug can sealingly engage the first and/or second lateral side of the gap. The seal plug can be configured to direct water away from the vehicle. For instance, the seal plug can include a deflection surface. The deflection surface can be…

Deceleration end location storage system, drive assist system, drive assist method, and computer program

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889828
There are provided a deceleration end location storage system that can appropriately store a deceleration end location at which a vehicle ends deceleration in decelerating action even for a road on which the content of the decelerating action tends to vary because of a disturbance such as a road with a large amount of traffic, and a drive assist system, a drive assist method, and a computer program that can provide appropriate drive assistance for a vehicle on the basis of stored…

Braking control device for vehicle

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889831
A vehicle brake control device generates rear wheel braking torque by an electric motor by pressing a friction member against a rotating member rotating together with the rear wheel, reduces rear wheel braking torque by controlling the electric motor based on a target energization amount calculated from a slip state quantity of the rear wheel, and rapidly stops electric motor rotation motion based on an adjusted target energization amount calculated from the target energization amount…

Master cylinder apparatus

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889832
A master cylinder apparatus includes: an input piston that can be moved forward by operating a brake operating member; a pressure piston provided in front of the input piston to be capable of moving relative to the input piston; and a stroke velocity ratio modification device capable of modifying a stroke velocity ratio, which is a ratio between a stroke velocity of the pressure piston and a stroke velocity of the input piston, in at least two stages within a range not greater than a…

Hybrid vehicle, controller for hybrid vehicle, and control method for hybrid vehicle

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889842
A controller of a hybrid vehicle is configured to operate the internal combustion engine with ignition timing of the internal combustion engine during the execution of the first warm-up control for operating the internal combustion engine at a first operating point further on a retard side than ignition timing of the internal combustion engine during the execution of the second warm-up control for operating the internal combustion engine at a second operating point, regardless of the…

Vehicle speed limiting system

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9889849
A speed limit value that is set for a road where a vehicle is travelling is used to limit a driving force of the vehicle. If a new speed limit value is acquired, which differs from a currently used speed limit value, and the vehicle is in a state where the driving force is limited based on the currently used speed limit value, a switching screen page enabling an occupant of the vehicle to input a switching instruction to switch the speed limit value used to limit the driving force is…

Air cleaner hose

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9890751
An air cleaner hose is provided. The air cleaner hose includes a bellows part and a low-rigidity part. The low-rigidity part is in a region between the bellows part and one end of the air cleaner hose. The low-rigidity part is included in a part of the air cleaner hose in a circumferential direction, wherein the low-rigidity part is configured to have a buckling deformation such that a buckling load of the low-rigidity part with respect to a compressive load in an axial direction of the…

Control apparatus for a vehicle

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9890754
An internal combustion engine is provided that executes fuel injection and ignition with respect to a cylinder that remains stopped in an expansion stroke, and that performs ignition startup that starts up the internal combustion engine by rotationally driving a crankshaft by pressure of combustion accompanying the fuel injection. A motor generator (MG) that can rotationally drive the crankshaft is provided. A required assist torque Ast_trq exerted by the MG at the time of ignition…

Control device and control method for vehicle

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9890852
A control device for a vehicle includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to limit a second hydraulic pressure so that a switching valve is switched to a normal position when the following conditions i) and ii) are satisfied. The condition i) is during partial failure in which a normally closed solenoid valve is de-energized. The condition ii) is when the switching valve is switched to a failure position due to the second hydraulic pressure and…

Hydraulic control device of continuously variable transmission for vehicle

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9890853
A hydraulic control device has: a modulator valve using oil pressure from a hydraulic source for adjusting a modulator pressure; driving and driven-side hydraulic actuator control valves controlling hydraulic oil from the source to driving and driven-side hydraulic actuators; a driving-side control oil pressure adjusting electromagnetic valve using the modulator pressure for outputting a control oil pressure controlling the driving-side control valve; and a driven-side control oil…

High-pressure gas tank and liner with mouthpiece

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9890902
A high-pressure gas tank includes a seal member that covers an opening recess from a surface of a liner on an outer side of an inner circumferential wall of a mouthpiece placing portion to a surface of a mouthpiece flange on a center side of a flange outer peripheral edge. The flange outer peripheral edge and the inner circumferential wall of the mouthpiece placing portion satisfy Dt>(Sm/Xgs)ยท100. Dt denotes a width of an opening of the opening recess and is defined as a distance…

Method of collecting probe information, computer-readable recording media and travel time calculation apparatus

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9892636
There is provided a method of collecting probe information generated during travel of a vehicle, comprising: (a) receiving probe information including travel time information of a reference area, from a vehicle traveling a reference area that includes at least one of an intersection area that is an area from an approach to an intersection to an exit from the intersection and a road area that connects with the intersection area and is an area from the exit of the intersection to an…

Thermoelectric material

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9893260
Provided is a thermoelectric material which can increase its anomalous Nernst angle. The thermoelectric material of a magnetic material for a thermoelectric power generation device employs the anomalous Nernst effect, including iron doped with iridium.

Electric storage apparatus

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9893327
An electric storage apparatus includes a plurality of electric storage elements placed side by side along a predetermined direction and a restraint plate placed between two of the electric storage elements adjacent to each other in the predetermined direction. The electric storage element has a power-generating element performing charge and discharge and a case housing the power-generating element. The restraint plate has protruding portions which give a restraint force to the electric…

Fuel cell system

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9893371
There is provided a technique to suppress water from remaining in a fuel cell and auxiliary machines after a stop of operation of a fuel cell system. A fuel cell system 100 includes a controller 10, a fuel cell 20, a cathode gas supply discharge system 30 and an anode gas supply discharge circulation system 50. The controller 10 serves as a termination process controller 15 to control a termination process that is performed when operation of the fuel cell 20 is to be stopped. In the…

Solid secondary battery system and manufacturing method of recoverable solid secondary battery

Granted: February 13, 2018
Patent Number: 9893386
The invention provides a solid secondary battery system including a solid secondary battery having a cathode active material layer, an anode active material layer, and a solid electrolyte layer formed between the cathode active material layer and the anode active material layer, and an overdischarge processing unit for discharging the solid secondary battery until a SOC of the solid secondary battery becomes less than 0%.