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 new patent  Method of preparing lithium ion battery electrode having improved lithium ion transport

A method of preparing an electrode for a lithium-ion battery includes mixing a magnetic, electrically conductive material with a lithium conductive polymer; forming tubes of the polymer and magnetic, electrically conductive material; mixing the tubes with a slurry of an electrode material; coating a current collector with the slurry; and applying a magnetic field to the slurry to align the tubes within the slurry in relation to the current collector. The aligned tubes form electrical and ionic conductive pathways within the slurry. ... Nissan North America Inc

Transition metal containing nitrogen-doped carbon support structure for sulfur active material as a cathode for a lithium-sulfur battery

Cathodes for lithium-sulfur batteries inhibit the parasitic polysulfide shuttle effect. The cathodes contain an active material support having a transition metal-containing nitrogen doped carbon developed to host the sulfur and suppress the diffusion of polysulfides into the electrolyte by retaining them in the high surface area nanostructured pores of the carbon while the transition metals serve as anchors for the soluble species due to the transition metals' affinity for sulfur. ... Nissan North America Inc

Method of preparing lithium ion battery electrode having micro-pathways

A method of preparing an electrode for a lithium-ion battery includes coating a slurry of electrode material onto a current collector, penetrating the slurry with rods coated with a polymer that expands when heated and shrinks when cooled, heating the rods coated with polymer while penetrated in the slurry. The polymer expands during heating, and then shrinks when cooled. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

A push arm has a rear surface and a front surface. A rear surface of the push arm is located adjacent to and spaced apart from a first cross-member defining a gap therebetween. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

A vehicle structure includes a frame and a diagonal structure. The frame has a first side member, a second side member and a cross-member that extends in a vehicle lateral direction between the first and second side members. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

A vehicle frame has a first side member, a second side member and a cross-member. The first and second side members extend in a vehicle longitudinal direction. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

A vehicle structure includes a frame and a push arm. The push arm is coupled to a first side member of the frame proximate an intersection of the first side member and a first cross-member. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

A front suspension structure has a front portion on a first side member of a vehicle frame and a rear portion on the first side member rearward of the front portion. A front wheel is supported by a wheel support structure that is pivotally mounted to a front suspension structure of the first side member. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

A first structure extends to a forward side of a cross-member of a vehicle frame with a first gap being defined between the first structure and the cross-member. A second structure extends rearward from the cross-member with a second gap defined between the second structure and the cross-member. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

A vehicle structure includes a vehicle frame and a push arm. The vehicle frame includes surfaces that define an intersection of a first side member and a first cross-member. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

An off-center impact reinforcement structure includes a push arm and a first diagonals structure installed to elements of a frame of a vehicle structure. The push arm is coupled to the frame proximate an intersection of a first side member and a first cross-member and extends in a forward and laterally outboard direction from the intersection. ... Nissan North America Inc

Vehicle structure

A push arm is coupled to a vehicle frame proximate an intersection of a first side member and a first cross-member. A rear surface of the push arm is located adjacent to a front suspension structure with a gap defined therebetween. ... Nissan North America Inc

Optimizing autonomous car's driving time and user experience using traffic signal information

Methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable storage media for optimizing driving time based on traffic signal states are described. The disclosed technology includes a vehicle that is able to determine, based on route data, a plurality of distances that correspond to paths between a vehicle location and a destination location for the vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

Sensor mounting bracket

A mounting bracket for a hands-free liftgate sensor of a vehicle includes a bracket body having a substantially rectangular shape configured to be disposed adjacent an inner surface of a vehicle rear fascia member. A plurality of upper sensor cutouts are disposed in the bracket body and extend in a lateral direction of the vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093704

Power steering tank baffle

A power steering tank baffle includes a filter member, a hood member and a rib member. The filter member includes an inflow portion and an outflow portion, the inflow portion including a first plurality of openings and a second plurality of openings. ... Nissan North America Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093601

Vehicle storage structure

A housing structure has a top wall, a pair of tracks and a lid. The top wall has an opening above a storage compartment therein. ... Nissan North America Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093552

Vehicle body structure

A vehicle body structure includes a wall and a removable panel. The wall has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090742

Rolling press and conductivity detector for the manufacture of lithium-ion battery electrodes

A rolling press for the manufacture of a battery electrode includes a first roller of a non-conductive material, a base of a non-conductive material spaced from the first roller equal to a desired thickness of the battery electrode, and a conductivity detector having a first electrode configured to contact a first side of the battery electrode and a second electrode configured to contact a second side of the battery electrode.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086299

Vehicle seat and airbag structure

An airbag assembly includes an attachment bracket, an inflatable airbag and a deployment device. The attachment bracket is attached to an outboard bolster section of a seat assembly. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059683

Vehicle control system based on social place detection

A vehicle control system includes a communication device, a sensor and a controller. The communication device is configured to receive information from at least one of a mobile application connected to the host vehicle and a local knowledge source. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057039

Energy absorption member for a vehicle

A vehicle includes a vehicle support structure and a steering linkage. The vehicle support structure includes a dash wall. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056999

Operation of a vehicle by classifying a preceding vehicle lane

Operating a host vehicle is described as including identifying remote vehicle information indicating at least a geospatial state for a remote vehicle and identifying host vehicle information indicating at least a geospatial state for the host vehicle. For a sequence of sampling points, a distance between the remote vehicle and the host vehicle within a transportation network is determined based on the remote vehicle information and the host vehicle information, an angle from a centerline extending from the host vehicle for the distance is calculated, the angle varying as a function of the distance, and a conically-shaped zone is determined using the angle. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056855

Vehicle lighting structure

A first lamp assembly has a first attachment surface, a first transparent surface, a first side surface extending from the first transparent surface to the first attachment surface, and a first lighting member positioned to emit light through a portion of the first side surface. A second lamp assembly has a second attachment surface, a second transparent surface opposite the second attachment surface and a second side surface extending from the second transparent surface to the second attachment surface. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056835

Thermoelectric device

A thermoelectric device has a foam substrate, thermoelectric elements and metallic foil strip assemblies. The foam substrate has apertures therein. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056821

Vehicle seat assembly

A seat portion has a passenger receiving surface coinciding with a first plane. The seat portion has a resilient cushioning material with a recessed area defined therein. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056820

Vehicle seat assembly

A vehicle seat assembly having a seat portion, a tether wire and a tether cover assembly. The seat portion has a passenger receiving surface with at least a portion of the passenger receiving surface coinciding with a first plane. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050637

Vehicle object detection system

A vehicle object detection system having a controller configured to process object information received from the plurality of sensors and determine the distance between an outer surface of a vehicle body structure and an object. The controller displays on a video display a faux representation of the object, a faux representation of the outer surface of the vehicle body structure and a numeric representation of the distance between the outer surface of the vehicle body structure and the object. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033304

Operation of a vehicle while suppressing fluctuating warnings

Operating a host vehicle is described as including identifying remote vehicle information indicating a geospatial state and a kinematic state for a remote vehicle and identifying host vehicle information indicating a geospatial state and a kinematic state for the host vehicle. For a sequence of sampling points, a converging time to a converging location within a transportation network is determined based on the remote vehicle information and the host vehicle information. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031409

Fuel sender assembly

A fuel sender assembly having a housing, a first positioning mechanism, a second positioning mechanism and a sender unit. The first positioning mechanism contacts an outer surface of the housing and is movable in a first direction relative to the housing. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031408

Fuel pump assembly

A fuel pump assembly includes an attachment section and a pump housing. The attachment section includes an upper telescoping section having an outer portion and a support rod that extends into the outer portion for telescoping movement with respect thereto. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029533

Converging path collision avoidance

A method and apparatus for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include receiving, from a remote vehicle, via a wireless electronic communication link, a remote vehicle message, the remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information, determining a relative position code indicating geospatial location of the remote vehicle relative to the host vehicle based the remote vehicle information, determining a remote vehicle dynamic state code based on the remote vehicle information, determining a host vehicle dynamic state code; identifying a vehicle control action based on the relative position code, the remote vehicle dynamic state code, and the host vehicle dynamic state code, and traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network in accordance with the vehicle control action, such that traversing the portion of the vehicle transportation network includes performing passing lane collision avoidance.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029467

Fuel tank vapor valve assembly

A tube extends through an attachment section and defines a vapor passageway. A housing is supported to the attachment section for movement between several positions relative to the attachment section. ... Nissan North America Inc

01/18/18 / #20180017193

Seal member for a hydraulic fluid actuator

A hydraulic fluid actuator has a housing and a seal member. The housing has a hydraulic hose port that is configured to receive a hydraulic hose. ... Nissan North America Inc

12/28/17 / #20170369009

Vehicle fuel mileage determining system

A vehicle fuel mileage determining system includes a fuel consumption measuring device, a distance measuring device, a display configured to display fuel mileage data and a controller. The controller is coupled to the fuel consumption measuring device, the distance measuring device and the display. ... Nissan North America Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363161

Brake pad

A brake pad has a brake lining with a first section and a second section. The first section includes a plurality of first layers having a first material and a plurality of second layers having a second material. ... Nissan North America Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363160

Brake pad

A brake pad includes a backing plate that defines a first plane. A brake lining is attached to the backing plate, and has a first layer, a second layer and a third layer. ... Nissan North America Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361680

Vehicle air conditioning system

A first sensor measures temperature at a first evaporator that cools a first zone. A second sensor measures temperature at a second evaporator that cools a second zone. ... Nissan North America Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361678

Vehicle air conditioning system

A vehicle air conditioning system includes an air handler and a controller. The air handler defines a fresh air inlet, air outlets that directs air into a passenger compartment and a recirculation inlet that draws air from the passenger compartment into the air handler. ... Nissan North America Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355262

Fuel cap barrier kit

A fuel cap barrier kit is basically provided with a movable barrier and an attachment member. The movable barrier is dimensioned and structured to be attached to a vehicle body at a location in which the movable barrier is disposed in front of a fuel cap and is underneath a filler compartment door. ... Nissan North America Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345228

Vehicle data exchange

Vehicle data exchange may include receiving, from a subscriber device associated with a subscribing entity, a vehicle data exchange request including a vehicle sensor type identifier and vehicle data exchange request target information, wherein the vehicle data exchange request target information includes an indication of a defined geospatial region. Vehicle data exchange may include identifying, based on the vehicle data exchange request, a publishing entity, and transmitting a vehicle data exchange request execution notification to a publisher device associated with the publishing entity. ... Nissan North America Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344941

Using driving history to match drivers with services

For each vehicle of multiple vehicles, a first location for a service is associated with a first cell identifier of a grid, which is in turn compared to travel segments based on historical trips of the vehicle. At least some of the grid cells are associated with the historical trips, and the cell size indicates a maximum acceptable deviation from a travel segment. ... Nissan North America Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344940

Incentivized group shipping system

Service request are transmitted to multiple vehicles. Each service request is associated with a time and a location. ... Nissan North America Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327121

Vehicle accessory power management assembly

A vehicle accessory power management assembly includes a vehicle speed sensor, an accelerator sensor, an accessory device, a power transmitting device and a controller. The power transmitting device receives rotational power from a power device and transmits it to the accessory device. ... Nissan North America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287326

Vehicle key testing device

A vehicle key testing device includes a housing, an antenna, and an electrical input. The housing defines an interior space and is configured to have a vehicle key positioned into the interior space. ... Nissan North America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285084

Device, system and method for wirelessly testing trailer brake control unit

A wireless testing device includes a trailer connector portion including a plurality of inputs; a communication device; a plurality of loads each connected to one of the plurality of inputs; and a control device. The plurality of inputs is configured to connect to a plurality of circuits in a vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284309

Vehicle anti-lock exhaust brake control system

A method of exhaust braking a vehicle includes determining a wheel slip ratio based on input from vehicle sensors. Based on a determination that the wheel slip ratio is unstable, the method further includes sending a command to reduce exhaust braking. ... Nissan North America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282971

Vehicle adaptive steering control apparatus

A vehicle adaptive steering control apparatus includes a front wheel steering mechanism having a right wheel steering portion and a left wheel steering portion. A left front wheel rotatably is coupled to the left wheel steering portion. ... Nissan North America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282970

Vehicle adaptive steering control apparatus

A vehicle adaptive steering control apparatus includes a front wheel steering mechanism having a right wheel steering portion and a left wheel steering portion that are independently operable relative to one another. A load detection device measures a condition indicative of vehicle loads at one of the following: the left and right suspension structures and the front wheel steering mechanism. ... Nissan North America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282807

Vehicle center console assembly

A vehicle center console assembly includes a main body, a rear compartment lid and at least one removable center console accessory. The main body has a forward accessory area and a rearward compartment area. ... Nissan North America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282253

Method of preparing shape-controlled platinum based alloys

A method of preparing shape-controlled alloy particles includes dissolving a solvent in a surfactant selected to inhibit particle growth; adding a noble metal precursor and a transition metal precursor to form a mixture; irradiating the mixture with a microwave under reflux for about thirty minutes or less at an irradiation temperature of between 185° c. And 195° c.; cooling the mixture; and drying the mixture at a temperature of between 55° c. ... Nissan North America Inc

09/28/17 / #a multi-acid polymer has a multi-acid monomer with the following formula:

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09/28/17 / #a multi-acid polymer disclosed herein has the formula

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09/28/17 / #20170279145

Multi-acid polymers from multifunctional amino acids and sulfonyl halide precursors and methods of making the same

Multi-acid polymers are produced having the formula r—so2—nh—(so3−h+)n or r—so2—nh—(po3−h2+)n and made from a polymer precursor in sulfonyl fluoride form or sulfonyl chloride form the r is one or more units of the polymer precursor without sulfonyl fluoride or sulfonyl chloride, n is one or more, and the multi-acid polymer has two or more proton conducting groups. A method of making the multi-acid polymers includes reacting an amino acid having multiple sulfonic acids or phosphonic acids with a polymer precursor in sulfonyl fluoride form or sulfonyl chloride form in a mild base condition to produce the multi-acid polymer having two or more proton conducting groups.. ... Nissan North America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279144

Multi-acid polymers from multifunctional amino acids and sulfonyl halide precursors and methods of making the same

Multi-acid polymers are produced having the formula r—so2—nh—(so3−h+)n or r—so2—nh—(po3−h2+)n and made from a polymer precursor in sulfonyl fluoride form or sulfonyl chloride form the r is one or more units of the polymer precursor without sulfonyl fluoride or sulfonyl chloride, n is one or more, and the multi-acid polymer has two or more proton conducting groups. A method of making the multi-acid polymers includes reacting an amino acid having multiple sulfonic acids or phosphonic acids with a polymer precursor in sulfonyl fluoride form or sulfonyl chloride form in a mild base condition to produce the multi-acid polymer having two or more proton conducting groups.. ... Nissan North America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278401

Passing lane collision avoidance

A method and apparatus for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include a host vehicle receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information, identifying host vehicle information, determining a relative position code indicating whether an expected path for the remote vehicle and an expected path for the host vehicle are convergent, determining a remote vehicle dynamic state code based on the remote vehicle information, determining a host vehicle dynamic state code based on the host vehicle information, identifying an expected passing lane collision condition based on the relative position code, the remote vehicle dynamic state code, the host vehicle dynamic state code, and a current acceleration rate for the host vehicle, in response to identifying the expected passing lane collision condition, identifying a vehicle control action, and traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network in accordance with the vehicle control action.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274856

Rear-end collision avoidance

A method and apparatus for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include a host vehicle receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information, identifying host vehicle information, determining a relative position code indicating whether an expected path for the remote vehicle and an expected path for the host vehicle are convergent based, determining a remote vehicle dynamic state code based on the remote vehicle information, determining a host vehicle dynamic state code based on the host vehicle information, identifying an expected rear-end collision condition based on the relative position code, the remote vehicle dynamic state code, and the host vehicle dynamic state code, in response to identifying the expected rear-end collision condition, identifying a vehicle control action based on the host vehicle dynamic state code, and traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network in accordance with the vehicle control action.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274821

Blind spot collision avoidance

A method and apparatus for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include a host vehicle receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information, identifying host vehicle information, determining a relative position code indicating whether an expected path for the remote vehicle and an expected path for the host vehicle are convergent based, determining a remote vehicle dynamic state code based on the remote vehicle information, determining a host vehicle dynamic state code based on the host vehicle information, identifying an expected blind spot collision condition based on the relative position code, the remote vehicle dynamic state code, and the host vehicle dynamic state code, in response to identifying the expected blind spot collision condition, identifying a vehicle control action based on the host vehicle dynamic state code, and traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network in accordance with the vehicle control action.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274820

Forward collision avoidance

A method and apparatus for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include a host vehicle receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information, identifying host vehicle information, determining a relative position code indicating whether an expected path for the remote vehicle and an expected path for the host vehicle are convergent based, determining a remote vehicle dynamic state code based on the remote vehicle information, determining a host vehicle dynamic state code based on the host vehicle information, identifying an expected forward collision condition based on the relative position code, the remote vehicle dynamic state code, and the host vehicle dynamic state code, identifying a deceleration rate for safely traversing the vehicle transportation network in response to identifying the expected forward collision condition, identifying a vehicle control action based on the deceleration rate, and traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network in accordance with the vehicle control action.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274817

Vehicle component including a lighting system

A vehicle component includes a housing, a faceplate, an electrical device a photosensor, and a lighting system. The faceplate is attached to the housing, and has a first opening and a second opening. ... Nissan North America Inc

09/21/17 / #20170271654

Polymer coated silicon as electrode material for lithium-ion battery

A lithium ion battery has an anode comprising a current collector, a separator and an active material layer having active material particles. Each active material particle comprises a core of an alloying material including silicon and a polymer coating on the core, the polymer coating comprising a heat-shrinking polymer that shrinks as temperature increases. ... Nissan North America Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269019

Reusable portable reversible hydrogen electrode for electrochemical systems

A method of making a reversible hydrogen electrode comprises filling a housing with electrolyte, the housing having an open end, a closed end and a platinum wire having an internal portion in the housing and an external portion extending through the closed end to an exterior of the housing. The housing is inverted into a container of electrolyte and a counter electrode is placed into the container of electrolyte, the counter electrode being metal. ... Nissan North America Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268940

An in-situ stress detector for an electrode and a method of use

A stress detector for detecting an in-situ stress profile of an electrode has a liquid cell, a holder configured to attach to one end of a sample electrode so that the sample electrode is cantilevered in the liquid cell, a piezo sensor comprising a piezo material in the liquid cell and having a movable end configured to contact the sample electrode and a fixed end fixedly engaged within the liquid cell and a measurement sensor in contact with the piezo sensor.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268741

Vehicle lighting structure

A first lamp assembly has a first side surface with a first light passage and a hollow interior with a first light dispersing member disposed therein. The first light dispersing member is positioned to receive light emitted through the first light passage and emit light received via the first light passage. ... Nissan North America Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267180

Vehicle mirror assembly

A vehicle mirror assembly includes a mirror plate, a support member and a housing. The mirror plate has an exposed surface, a back surface and an outer peripheral edge surface extending around the mirror plate from the exposed surface to the back surface. ... Nissan North America Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263948

Functionalized carbon layer for membrane degradation mitigation under fuel cell operating conditions

A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell comprises a proton exchange membrane having an anode side and a cathode side. An anode catalyst layer is on the anode side of the proton exchange membrane and a cathode catalyst layer is on the cathode side of the proton exchange membrane. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247062

Vehicle cargo bed structure

A vehicle cargo bed structure includes a tailgate and a tailgate gap cover. The tailgate gap cover has a first attachment structure fixedly attached to a bed floor of the vehicle cargo bed structure, a second attachment structure fixedly attached to the bed floor at a location spaced apart from the first attachment structure, and a biasing structure. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247028

Vehicle operation based on converging time

Operating a host vehicle is described as including receiving remote vehicle information indicating a geospatial state and a kinematic state for a remote vehicle, identifying host vehicle information indicating a geospatial state and a kinematic state for the host vehicle, determining a converging time to a converging location within a vehicle transportation network based on the remote vehicle information and the host vehicle information, identifying a first threshold at which a fixed deceleration of the host vehicle to the converging location is achieved using a reaction delay of an operator of the host vehicle, wherein the first threshold is a step-wise function based on the kinematic state of the host vehicle, and modifying operation of the host vehicle responsive to the converging time reaching the first threshold. A method, vehicle, and apparatus are described.. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246996

Vehicle cargo bed structure

A vehicle cargo bed structure includes a bed floor with an accessory attachment track, a tailgate and a tailgate gap cover. The tailgate gap cover has an attachment structure that includes a first part and a second part. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233009

Vehicle body structure

A vehicle body structure includes an outer body panel and a reinforcement panel. The outer body panel at least partially defines a pillar portion that has a front edge that at least partially defines a door opening, and a rear edge that at least partially defines a rear window opening. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232934

Vehicle wiper system

A vehicle wiper system includes a plurality of first sensor elements, an adjustable wiper, and a second sensor. The plurality of first sensor elements is configured to be disposed at a periphery of a vehicle window to form a boundary. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221363

Converging path detection codeword generation

A method and apparatus for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include determining a codeword based on host vehicle information and remote vehicle information, and wherein the codeword indicates whether an expected path for the remote vehicle and an expected path for the host vehicle are convergent, and traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network in response to the codeword. Determining the codeword may include determining an orientation sector based on a geodesic between the host vehicle and the remote vehicle, determining relative position information for the host vehicle and the remote vehicle based on the orientation sector, determining relative elevation information for the host vehicle and the remote vehicle based on the remote vehicle information and the host vehicle information, and determining relative heading information for the host vehicle and the remote vehicle based on the remote vehicle information and the host vehicle information.. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221361

Converging path detection stabilized codeword generation

A method and apparatus for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include determining a stabilized codeword indicating whether an expected path for the remote vehicle and an expected path for the host vehicle are convergent based on the host vehicle information, the remote vehicle information, and a reference direction, wherein a false negative incorrectly indicating that the expected path for the remote vehicle and the expected path for the host vehicle are divergent on a condition that a difference between a remote vehicle heading angle for the remote vehicle and a reference direction is within a heading approximation offset threshold, is identified as convergent. Traversing a vehicle transportation network may include traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network in response to the stabilized codeword.. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221360

Converging path detection

A method and apparatus for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information indicating remote vehicle geospatial state information and remote vehicle kinematic state information, identifying host vehicle information including host vehicle geospatial state information and host vehicle kinematic state information, determining convergence information indicating whether a remote vehicle expected path for the remote vehicle and a host vehicle expected path for the host vehicle are convergent based on the host vehicle information and the remote vehicle information, and traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network in response to the convergence information. Determining the convergence information may include determining an orientation sector based on a geodesic between the host vehicle and the remote vehicle, and determining relative position information for the host vehicle and the remote vehicle based on the orientation sector.. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217499

Vehicle body structure

A vehicle body structure includes a first panel, a second panel, a pulse detection sensor and a gap reduction member. The first panel has a first main section and a sensor installation location that is spaced apart from the first main section. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217338

Vehicle seat strap retaining assembly

A vehicle seat strap retaining assembly includes a seat cushion section, a seatback section, a strap retaining clip and a strap attachment structure. The seatback section is attached to the seat cushion, the seatback section having a passenger's back supporting surface and an upper end surface. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217337

Vehicle seat strap retaining assembly

A vehicle seat strap retaining assembly having a seat cushion section, a seatback section and a strap attachment structure. The seatback section is attached to the seat cushion. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217307

Filling system

A filling system includes a pipe, a restricting member, a detector, and an actuator. The restricting member is disposed in the pipe to restrict insertion of an object into the pipe. ... Nissan North America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217283

Vehicle air conditioning system

A vehicle air conditioning system is configured to cool a passenger compartment having a first zone and a second zone. An air handler has a recirculation door movable from a first position in which only fresh air from outside the vehicle enters the air handler and a second position in which only recirculation air from the first zone enters the air handler. ... Nissan North America Inc

07/06/17 / #20170194672

High current treatment for lithium ion batteries having metal based anodes

A method for preparing a lithium ion battery having improved discharge capacity retention in which, prior to using the lithium ion battery having at least one unit cell, a discharging current is applied to the unit cell in a manner such that the delithiation speed of alloying particles is greater than their volume contraction upon delithiation.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

07/06/17 / #20170194671

High current treatment for lithium ion batteries having metal based anodes

A method for preparing a lithium ion battery having improved discharge capacity retention in which, prior to using the lithium ion battery having at least one unit cell, a discharging current is applied to the unit cell in a manner such that the delithiation speed of alloying particles is greater than their volume contraction upon delithiation.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186316

Vehicle operation assistance information management

A vehicle may traverse a portion of a vehicle transportation network, which may include a processor of the vehicle executing instructions to identify a first vehicle operation assistance information item, and, on a condition that an immanency for the first vehicle operation assistance information item is within a maximum relevant immanence and a utility metric for the first vehicle operation assistance information item indicates high utility, present a representation of the first vehicle operation assistance information item by, on a condition that a first urgency identified based on the immanency indicates a warning urgency or an advisory urgency, controlling a primary graphical display portion to present a first portion of a graphical representation of the first vehicle operation assistance information item, and controlling a secondary graphical display portion to present a second portion of the graphical representation.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182940

Vehicle intersection warning system and method with false alarm suppression

A method for providing information to a driver of a vehicle includes obtaining host vehicle information that describes a first path to be traversed by a host vehicle, obtaining conflicting vehicle information that describes a second path to be traversed by a potentially conflicting vehicle, wherein the second path crosses the first path, determining a queue length representing a number of queued vehicles that are queued ahead of the host vehicle, determining a time-to-contact based on the host vehicle information and the conflicting vehicle information, and causing a warning alert to be output if the time-to-contact is less than a warning alert time value and the queue length is equal to or less than a warning alert length value.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170181307

Multi-receptacle housing assembly

A multi-receptacle housing assembly that includes a clamping assembly and a cover. The clamping assembly defines a first clamping section, a second clamping section and a cover support section. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179494

Electrode having active material encased in conductive net

An anode for a lithium-ion battery includes a current collector, a separator and an active material comprising alloying particles and a carbon material. A conductive net of carbon material surrounds the active material on at least the side walls and a separator-facing surface, the conductive net having net openings sized to retain the alloying particles and the carbon material within the conductive net while allowing lithium ions and electrons to pass through. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179492

Electrode having electrically actuated fibers for electron conduction

An electrode has a first active material layer between a current collector and a separator. The first active material layer comprises an active electrode material and electrically actuated fibers extending from a surface of the current collector and into the active electrode material. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179489

Electrodes with directionally restrained active materials and methods of restraint

A method of making an electrode for a lithium ion battery includes providing a restricting media having a main body with opposing planar surfaces and depositing alloying particles on the opposing planar surfaces to form a restrained active particle layer. The restricting media can be a magnetic, electrochemically inactive material with an affinity for the alloying particles. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179488

Electrode having electrically activated matrix

Electrodes incorporate an electrically activated matrix into which active material is provided. The active material includes alloying particles, which, as used herein, are active catalyst particles that have a high lithium storage capacity resulting in large volume expansions during lithiation. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179467

Active material with expansion structure for use in lithium ion batteries

An active material layer for an electrode of a lithium ion battery has a first active material comprising silicon-based particles, a second active material comprising graphite and conduits between the first active material and the second active material, the conduits being a conductive material and providing area for expansion of the first active material due to lithiation while maintaining contact between the first active material and the second active material.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174184

Vehicle windshield wiper assembly

A support panel adjacent to the windshield opening has an upper surface and a lower surface with a first shaft opening. A wiper drive mechanism is supported to the vehicle body structure and extends along the lower surface of the support panel. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174138

Vehicle retractable step assembly

A vehicle retractable step assembly includes a support member, a support arm, a step member and a restricting assembly. The support member is configured to attach to a vehicle body structure. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174048

Vehicle accessory power management assembly

A vehicle accessory power management assembly has a power device, an accessory device, a power transmitting device and a controller. The power transmitting device has an input part coupled to the power device, an output part coupled to the accessory device, and a speed ratio switching part switchable between a first operating state in which the input part and the output part rotate at a first speed ratio relative to one another and a second operating state in which the input part and the output part rotate at a second speed ratio relative to one another. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/15/17 / #20170170483

Electrode with modified current collector structure and method of making the same

Electrodes having three dimensional current collectors provide stability to the electrode structure, improved contact between active material and the current collector, and improved charge transfer. An electrode includes a three dimensional current collector including a substantially planar base and spring-like structures extending from the substantially planar base in spaced relation along the substantially planar base. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169705

Traffic signal timing estimation using an artificial neural network model

A method and apparatus for traffic signal timing estimation are disclosed. Traffic signal timing estimation may include a vehicle identifying transportation network information representing a vehicle transportation network including an intersection. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155154

Electrode structure having structured conductive buffer layer

An electrode comprising a current collector, a conductive buffer layer composed of a conductive polymer formed on the current collector, and an active material layer formed on the conductive buffer layer. The conductive buffer layer can expand and contract between the non-lithiated and lithiated states.. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155153

Electrode structure having structured conductive buffer layer

An electrode comprises a current collector, a conductive buffer layer formed on the current collector that has at least one geometrically configured region and an active material layer formed on the conductive buffer layer. The geometrically configured conductive buffer region can expand and contract between the non-lithiated and lithiated states.. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154529

Host vehicle operation using remote vehicle intention prediction

A host vehicle receives remote vehicle spatial state information for a remote vehicle and identifies vehicle transportation network information representing a portion of a transportation network based on that information. At least one initial probability value is generated based on comparing the spatial state information and the transportation network information at an initial time point, each initial probability value indicating a likelihood that the remote vehicle is following a lane within the transportation network. ... Nissan North America Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153642

Traffic signal timing estimation using a support vector regression model

A method and apparatus for traffic signal timing estimation are disclosed. Traffic signal timing estimation may include a vehicle identifying transportation network information representing a vehicle transportation network including an intersection. ... Nissan North America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125839

Three dimensional electrode having electron directing members and method of making the same

A method of making a three dimensional electrode having an active material layered between a current collector and a separator includes growing nanotubes at predetermined points on a first sheet of electron directing material, wherein the electron directing material is highly conductive and chemically inert; aligning the nanotubes in a direction perpendicular to the first sheet; functionalizing a distal end of each nanotube; bonding a second sheet of electron directing material to the functionalized distal end of each nanotube; depositing magnetic particles along the second sheet; applying a magnetic field to the magnetic particles to rotate the first sheet, the second sheet and the nanotubes ninety degrees to form an electron directing structure; and attaching the electron directing structure on a surface of the current collector with a polymer binder. The electron directing structure is configured to direct electron flow along a layered direction of the three dimensional electrode.. ... Nissan North America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125816

Three dimensional electrode having electron directing members and method of making the same

A battery has a three dimensional electrode including a current collector, electron directing members, each electron directing member having a perimeter edge attached to a surface of the current collector with a polymer binder, the electron directing members extending from the surface of the current collector and configured to direct electron flow along a layered direction of the electrode, an active material layer on the current collector and a separator. The electron directing members extend into the active material layer and having a free end in spaced relation to the separator.. ... Nissan North America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125799

Electrode having current correcting layers

Electrodes having at least one current correcting layer between the current collector and the separator drive electron flow in a direction perpendicular to the x-y plane. Such an electrode includes a current collector, a first active material layer coated on the current collector, a first current correcting layer on the first active material layer opposite the current collector and a second active material layer on the first current correcting layer opposite the first active material layer. ... Nissan North America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125797

Electrode having a selectively loaded matrix and method of manufacturing

Electrodes made with a matrix selectively loaded with particular active particles provide uniform distribution and reduce issues due to particle expansion. The electrode has a current collector, a separator and a matrix having first pores having a first size and second pores having a second size, the first size being larger than the second size, the second pores being uniformly distributed throughout the matrix; first active particles deposited in the first pores, the first active particles having a first particle size smaller than the first pores and larger than the second pores; and second active particles deposited in the second pores, the second active particles having a second particle size smaller than the second pores.. ... Nissan North America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120863

Vehicle seat assembly for theft prevention

A vehicle seat assembly comprising a seat bottom, a seat bottom release, a seat back, a seat back release, and a locking assembly. Upon activation of the seat bottom release, the seat bottom can move along a seat bottom travel path in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle to a forward position close to an instrument panel of the vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120832

Vehicle storage compartment structure

A compartment housing defines a compartment opening. A pivoting structure is disposed within the compartment housing for pivoting movement about a pivot axis that extends through the compartment housing. ... Nissan North America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120744

Vehicle grill shutter system

A vehicle grill shutter system comprising at least one grill shutter and a controller. The grill shutter is movably coupled to a vehicle at a location forward of a radiator of the vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120723

Vehicle vent positioning apparatus

A vehicle vent positioning apparatus includes a motion sensor, a blower of an hvac system, a vent assembly, a positioning device and a controller. The motion sensor detects changes in direction of movement of a vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103638

Activity monitoring apparatus

A vehicle component moves between a first position exposing a rearward area of a vehicle interior and a second position at least partially concealing the rearward area. A movement detection device senses movement of the vehicle component. ... Nissan North America Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098832

Non-carbon mixed-metal oxide support for electrocatalysts

A non-carbon support particle is provided for use in electrocatalyst. The non-carbon support particle consists essentially of titanium dioxide and ruthenium dioxide. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088060

Vehicle center console assembly

A vehicle center console assembly includes a main body structure, a lid and a tray. The main body structure defines a storage compartment having a first tray supporting portion. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088040

Vehicle state indication system

A vehicle state indication system includes a detection system and a text display. The detection system is configured to sense an external moving object. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088039

Vehicle state indication system

A vehicle state indication system includes a detection system and a light indicator. The detection system is configured to sense an external moving object. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088035

Vehicle state indication system

A vehicle state indication system includes a light indicator and a controller. The light indicator includes a first on mode and second on mode, and is disposed on a vehicle so as to be capable of selectively externally indicating a first state of the vehicle and a second state of the vehicle at least in a forward direction of the vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087979

Tank assembly with retaining ring

To assist in maintaining a seal ring in a proper position in a fuel tank assembly, a retaining ring is utilized. The retaining ring surrounds the seal ring to provide a physical barrier to restrict the seal ring. ... Nissan North America Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057416

Vehicle center console assembly

A vehicle center console includes a tray hinge that supports a tray for pivoting movement about a tray axis, the tray hinge being a friction hinge restricting movement of the tray. The tray is moveable between a lowered orientation where the tray is completely located within a storage compartment and at least partially covering a lower portion of the storage compartment, and a raised orientation at least partially extending out of the storage compartment and exposing the lower portion of the storage compartment. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039853

Projected vehicle transportation network information notification

A method and apparatus for projected vehicle transportation network information notification for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information indicating remote vehicle geospatial state information and remote vehicle kinematic state information, identifying host vehicle information including host vehicle geospatial state information and host vehicle kinematic state information, generating projected vehicle transportation network information representing a portion of the vehicle transportation network based on the remote vehicle information and the host vehicle information, and traversing the intersection represented by the projected vehicle transportation network information using the projected vehicle transportation network information by outputting at least a portion of the projected vehicle transportation network information representing the vehicle transportation network intersection.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039846

Projecting vehicle transportation network information

A method and apparatus for generating projected vehicle transportation network information for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information indicating remote vehicle geospatial state information and remote vehicle kinematic state information, identifying host vehicle information including host vehicle geospatial state information and host vehicle kinematic state information, generating projected vehicle transportation network information representing a portion of the vehicle transportation network based on the remote vehicle information and the host vehicle information, and traversing a part of the portion of the vehicle transportation network represented by the projected vehicle transportation network information using the projected vehicle transportation network information.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038217

Projecting vehicle transportation network information representing an intersection

A method and apparatus for generating projected vehicle transportation network information representing an intersection for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network may include receiving a remote vehicle message including remote vehicle information indicating remote vehicle geospatial state information and remote vehicle kinematic state information, identifying host vehicle information including host vehicle geo spatial state information and host vehicle kinematic state information, generating projected vehicle transportation network information representing a portion of the vehicle transportation network including an intersection based on the remote vehicle information and the host vehicle information, and traversing the intersection represented by the projected vehicle transportation network information using the projected vehicle transportation network information.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036678

Autonomous vehicle control system

An autonomous vehicle control system includes a sensing system, a remote vehicle determination system and a controller. The sensing system is disposed on a host vehicle and is configured to sense a visual condition of a driver of the host vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036617

Hitch cover assmebly

A hitch cover assembly includes a ring member, a first clip, a second clip and a cover member. The ring member defines a ring opening and has an axially extending wall with a first end and a second end. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030722

Vehicle localization system

A vehicle localization system includes a first localization system, a second localization system, and a controller. The first localization system is configured to determine a location of the vehicle using a first set of data. ... Nissan North America Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028865

System and method for managing power consumption

To control and help reduce power consumption by a facility that has a plurality of ev charging stations, the present disclosure utilizes a system that includes a management device associated with the facility, a user's device, and a proximity device associated with one of the ev charging stations. The system performs a method that includes receiving an identification signal that is used to identify a set of users whose vehicles are connected to the plurality ev charging stations. ... Nissan North America Inc

01/19/17 / #20170018186

Kinematic path prediction of vehicles on curved paths

A host vehicle receives a remote vehicle message via a wireless electronic communication link. The remote vehicle message includes remote vehicle information indicating remote vehicle geospatial state information and remote vehicle kinematic state information that includes at least a remote heading angle for a remote vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

01/12/17 / #20170012192

Energy harvesting module and illumination member for a vehicle

An illumination assembly for a vehicle includes an energy harvesting module disposed on an exhaust pipe of the vehicle. The energy harvesting module includes an energy harvesting device configured to capture heat and to convert the harvested heat to electrical energy. ... Nissan North America Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008566

Vehicle storage compartment assembly

A vehicle storage compartment assembly has a bottom wall, a first and second upright walls and a top wall. The first upright wall, the second upright wall and the top wall are each formed with a breakaway structure. ... Nissan North America Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008474

Bracket stiffening assembly for a vehicle grille

A bracket stiffening assembly for a vehicle grille includes a body member configured to be mounted to a central portion of the vehicle grille and first and second mounting members configured to be mounted to a perimeter portion of the vehicle grille. A first stiffening arm extends in a first direction between the first mounting member and the body member. ... Nissan North America Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008455

Message occlusion detection system and method in a vehicle-to-vehicle communication network

A method for providing information to a driver of a vehicle includes receiving, at a host vehicle via a wireless electronic communication link, messages that each include remote vehicle information for a respective one of the one or more remote vehicles; identifying host vehicle information for the host vehicle; determining that a potential message occlusion exists based at least in part on the remote vehicle information for the one or more remote vehicles and the host vehicle information; and in response to determining that a potential message occlusion exists, causing a message occlusion alert to be output.. . ... Nissan North America Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008454

Vehicle intersection warning system and method with false alarm suppression

A method for providing information to a driver of a vehicle includes receiving remote vehicle information indicating geospatial state and kinematic state for each of the one or more remote vehicles. The method also includes identifying host vehicle information indicating geospatial state and kinematic state for the host vehicle, identifying a queue length representing a number of vehicles queued ahead of the host vehicle, and identifying at least one of the one or more remote vehicles as a conflicting vehicle. ... Nissan North America Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003687

Autonomous vehicle routing and navigation using passenger docking locations

A method and apparatus for autonomous vehicle routing and navigation using passenger docking locations are disclosed. Autonomous vehicle routing and navigation using passenger docking locations may include an autonomous vehicle identifying map information representing a vehicle transportation network, the vehicle transportation network including a primary destination and a docking location, wherein identifying the map information includes identifying the map information such that the map information includes docking location information representing the docking location. ... Nissan North America Inc








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