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Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha patents (2015 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, we're just tracking patents.

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12/31/15 / #20150381132

Communication system and robot

. . . . . . A communication system includes a first microphone, a first loudspeaker, a second loudspeaker, a second microphone, a speaker number determination unit, and a control unit. The first microphone acquires a surrounding voice as a voice signal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150381015

Rotor of rotary electric machine

A rotor related to the present invention is for a rotary electric machine. The rotor includes a rotor core and magnets. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150380929

Power supply system

A power supply system includes a load, a power line, first and second dc power supplies, a power converter, and a controller for controlling the power converter. Upon selection of an operation mode in which the first and second dc power supplies are parallelly connected to the power line for providing the power line with an output from the first dc power supply after dc voltage conversion in the power converter and with an output from the second dc power supply without dc voltage conversion, the controller sets the maximum value of the total power output from the first and second dc power supplies to the power line at the sum of actual power of the first dc power supply and a charge limiting value for the second dc power supply.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150380763

Solid state lithium secondary battery and method for producing the same

A solid state lithium secondary battery in which occurrence of a short circuit at the time of charging is suppressed. The object is attained by providing a solid state lithium secondary battery comprising an anode current collector, a solid electrolyte layer, a cathode active material layer, and a cathode current collector in this order, wherein the solid electrolyte layer is provided on the surface of the anode current collector, the solid electrolyte layer contains sulfide solid electrolyte particles, the thickness of the solid electrolyte layer is 50 μm or less, the outer periphery of the anode current collector is formed inwardly of the outer periphery of the solid electrolyte layer when viewed in a planar view, and the distance between the outer periphery of the solid electrolyte layer and the outer periphery of the anode current collector is 300 μm or more.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150380762

Fuel cell apparatus and manufacturing method of the same

A fuel cell apparatus comprises a fuel cell that has a stacked structure of a plurality of fuel cell units; an outer cover that is provided to cover at least part of a side face of the fuel cell along a stacking direction of the fuel cell; and an intermediate layer that is placed between the outer cover and the side face covered by the outer cover, wherein the outer cover and the intermediate layer are configured to satisfy x0>fg/(k1+k2), where k1 represents a spring constant of the intermediate layer, k2 represents a spring constant of the outer cover, fg represents an inertial force applied to the fuel cell and x0 represents an allowable amount of misalignment of the fuel cell unit in the fuel cell. This configuration of the fuel cell apparatus suppresses positional misalignment of the fuel cell.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150380761

Fuel cell assembling method and fuel cell assembling apparatus

A fuel cell assembling apparatus includes: a tensile load application device that pulls a coupling plate to apply a tensile load to the coupling plate of which a first end portion is fixed to a first end plate, the tensile load application device being temporarily fixed to a second end portion of the coupling plate; a compressive load application device that applies a compressive load to a cell stack of a fuel cell; and a fixing device that fixes the second end portion of the coupling plate to which the tensile load is applied, and a second end plate to each other. The tensile load application device applies the tensile load to the coupling plate by using a reaction force generated in response to the compressive load applied to the cell stack by the compressive load application device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150380694

Rubber gasket for fuel cell

A rubber gasket for a fuel cell is interposed between a first member and a second member stacked in the fuel cell. The fuel cell includes: a seat portion arranged on a surface of the first member; and a lip portion that includes a first hill portion projecting from the seat portion toward the second member and having a curved surface with a first curvature radius and a second hill portion projecting from the first hill portion toward the second member and having a curved surface with a second curvature radius smaller than the first curvature radius, and that makes elastic contact with the second member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150380537

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device in which a first region of a first conductivity type, a second region of a second conductivity type, and a third region of the first conductivity type are laminated in this order from a front surface side of a semiconductor substrate, a trench gate electrode extending to the third region through the first region and the second region is formed, a front surface electrode is formed on the front surface, and an insulating region covering a top surface of the trench gate electrode insulates the front surface electrode and the trench gate electrode is known. The insulating region is formed to stay within a trench. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150380536

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device in which an element region including at least an igbt region is formed on a semiconductor substrate is presented. The igbt region including: a collector layer; a drift layer; a body layer; a gate electrode placed inside a trench extending from the front surface of the semiconductor substrate to the drift layer; an emitter layer; and a contact layer having a higher impurity concentration than the body layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150379793

Communication system, in-vehicle device, mobile device, and communication method

A communication system includes an in-vehicle device including an in-vehicle device communication unit that performs wireless communication using a short-range wireless communication method, and an in-vehicle device control unit that executes control for transmitting a request signal; a mobile terminal including a mobile terminal communication unit that performs wireless communication using a short-range wireless communication method; and a mobile device including a mobile device communication unit that performs wireless communication using a short-range wireless communication method, a mobile device control unit that executes control for transmitting a response signal to a request signal from the in-vehicle device, and a mobile device transmission unit that transmits a response signal to the in-vehicle device according to the control by the mobile device control unit. The in-vehicle device control unit executes control for transmitting the request signal when the short-range wireless communication network is formed with the mobile terminal and the mobile device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150379114

Data transmission device, data sharing system, data sharing method, and message exchanging system

A data transmission device that transmits data to another node, the data transmission device including: data storing unit for storing data; summary information storing unit for classifying data stored in the data storing unit into prescribed groups and for storing summary information that represents the number of pieces of data for each group; receiving unit for receiving summary information from the other node; selecting unit for selecting data to be transmitted based on the summary information received from the other node; and transmitting unit for transmitting the data selected by the selecting unit. The selecting unit favorably preferentially selects data included in a group with a smaller number of pieces of data based on the summary information received from the other node. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150378335

Control device design method and control device

The present invention relates to a control device design method for a control device that determines a manipulation amount of a control object having a dead time by feedback control so as to bring a control amount of the control object closer to a target value. The method according to the present invention includes a step of designing a feedback loop that computes a correction amount for the manipulation amount using a plurality of controllers including a prediction model of the control object, a step of deriving the same number of delay elements as the plurality of controllers from a dead time element of the prediction model, and a step of allocating the plurality of controllers associated with the delay elements to a plurality of arithmetic units so that the computation of the feedback loop is performed by parallel computation by the plurality of arithmetic units that operate in parallel.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377808

Voltage measuring apparatus with temperature abnormality detection function and power conversion apparatus

A voltage measuring apparatus is configured to measure voltage between a positive terminal and a negative terminal of a device, and the voltage measuring apparatus includes: a ptc thermistor that is connected to one of terminals of the device; and a measuring circuit that measures voltage of one of the terminals through the ptc thermistor with respect to a specified reference potential and voltage of the other of the terminals with respect to the reference potential. The voltage measuring apparatus detects temperature abnormality of the device or components associated with the device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377349

Control apparatus and control method for automatic transmission

A control apparatus for an automatic transmission includes an ecu. The ecu stores a n−1 speed downshift/a n−2 speed downshift/a n−1 speed upshift/and a hysteresis lines. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377340

Control device

A control device including: an oil pump configured to be driven by an engine; an oil amount adjusting apparatus configured to adjust an oil level in an oil storage container of a vehicle automatic transmission; the oil amount adjusting apparatus including: a discharge tube provided upright on a bottom wall of the oil storage container in a liquid-tight manner; the discharge tube being configured to discharge oil that exceeds a discharge height that is defined by a height of the discharge tube; a controller configured to control the engine so as to obtain an oil surface height that is appropriate for adjustment of the oil level by the oil amount adjusting apparatus, the controller being configured to control a revolution number of the engine so as to maintain the oil surface height of the oil in a predetermined appropriate range regardless of a temperature of the oil.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377332

Torque converter having torsional vibration damping device

A torque converter (1) in which a torsional vibration damping device (2) is fastened firmly to a turbine hub (7) in such a manner that a hermeticity test can be carried out easily. In the torque converter (1), a turbine runner (8) is fixed to the turbine hub (7) through a first rivet (33). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377326

Automatic transmission

An automatic transmission that shifts power applied to an input member and outputs the shifted power to an output member, the automatic transmission including a first planetary gear mechanism, a third planetary gear mechanism, a compound planetary gear mechanism, a first clutch, a second clutch, a third clutch, a fourth clutch a first brake, and a second brake.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377320

Vibration damping device

A vibration damping device in which a covering member can be fixed firmly to a rotary member by a rivet is provided. In the vibration damping device, a pendulum mass 14 is held in a rotary member 15, and a casing 17 is fixed to the rotary member 15 by a rivet 20. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377174

Fuel supply apparatus for internal combustion engine

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. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377172

Fuel injection system for internal combustion engine and control method for internal combustion engine

A fuel injection system for an engine, the fuel injection system includes injectors and an electronic control unit. The injectors include needle valves; and the ecu is configured to: (i) execute partial lift injection and full lift injection with the injectors, the partial lift injection being injection during which the needle valve does not reach a fully-open state and the full lift injection being injection during which the needle valve reaches the fully-open state; (ii) operate the engine in a partial lift injection region where the injection of a required injection amount of a fuel is shared by the partial lift injection and the full lift injection; and (iii) perform the amount of correction of the required injection amount with respect to the injection amount shared by the full lift injection when the required injection amount is corrected while the engine is operated in the partial lift injection region.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377166

Internal combustion engine system

An internal combustion engine system includes: an in-cylinder pressure sensor; a crank angle sensor; and a seal portion that seals a space between an outer face of a housing and a wall surface of a cylinder head. A slope that is a ratio of the amount of decrease in a heat release amount relative to the amount of increase in a crank angle is calculated in a period during an expansion stroke from a combustion end point until an opening timing of an exhaust valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377164

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided. The control apparatus includes an ecu. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377163

Internal combustion engine controller

A controller for an engine controls a throttle opening degree. The controller includes a target opening degree calculating section that selects either a primary request value for a throttle opening degree that corresponds to a torque request or a secondary request value that corresponds to another request and that calculates a target throttle opening degree from the selected one of the first and secondary request values. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377118

Cooling device for turbocharger of internal combustion engine provided with blowby gas recirculation device (as amended)

The object of the invention is to suppress the generation or accumulation of deposits in a compressor of a turbocharger of an engine provided with a blowby gas recirculation device. The invention relates to a cooling device for the turbocharger (60) of the engine (10) provided with the blowby gas recirculation device (50). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377115

Oil jet abnormality determination apparatus of internal combustion engine and control apparatus of internal combustion engine

An mbt ignition time and a knock ignition time are acquired from an engine rotation speed and engine load, and an ignition time on a delay angle side, out of these ignition times, is set as the most advance angle ignition time. An ignition time on the delay angle side only by the kcs learning value with respect to the most advance angle ignition time is set as a required ignition time, and when an actual ignition time set by a knock control system exceeds a predetermined amount and is positioned on the delay angle side with respect to the required ignition time, it is determined that abnormality occurs in an oil jet. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150377088

Camshaft bearing structure

A bearing structure for a camshaft includes a bearing part that includes a cylinder head, a cam cap, and a positioning member. The cam cap is assembled to an upper part of the cylinder head. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375796

Vehicle panel joint structure

A vehicle panel joint structure comprises a pair of vehicle panels formed of a first vehicle panel and a second vehicle panel that have different linear expansion coefficients to each other; a hemming portion that is formed by folding over an end portion at an outer edge portion of the first vehicle panel; a rib portion that is formed at a leading end of an end portion at an outer edge portion of the second vehicle panel, that projects out toward the hemming portion of the first vehicle panel, and that contacts the hemming portion; and an adhesive layer that is formed between the outer edge portions of the pair of vehicle panels, and that joins the outer edge portions together.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375740

Parking support device

A parking support device 1 includes a calculation unit 17 that calculates a speed pattern, an acceleration recognition unit 13 that recognizes driver-requested acceleration, a parking support control unit 19 that performs parking support control in a target parking position based on the speed pattern, and a determination unit 18 that determines whether a host vehicle v can stop in the target parking position at a set deceleration. When the driver-requested acceleration is recognized during the control and exceeds acceleration of the speed pattern at the time of recognition, the parking support control unit 19 accelerates the host vehicle v at the driver-requested acceleration. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375737

Vehicle drive device

A first rotating machine and a second rotating machine, a first travel mode, in which one rotating machine of the first rotating machine and the second rotating machine is used as a power source, and a second travel mode, in which the first rotating machine and the second rotating machine are used as the power sources, are provided. Regarding at least one rotating machine of the first rotating machine and the second rotating machine, when transition from one of the first travel mode and the second travel mode to the other is made, a degree of change in a torque command value for said rotating machine is higher in the case where said rotating machine newly becomes the power source in a travel mode after transition than in the case where said rotating machine is used as the power source in a travel mode before transition.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375635

Control device for vehicle

Soc of an electrical power source made consistent with a traveling state. An electrical power source system is provided with a plurality of electrical power sources, and drives a motor generator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375633

Charging device for vehicle

A charging device for a vehicle carries out timer charging in which the charging device is set in a standby state without charging until charging start time comes when the charging start time is set for a vehicle-mounted electrical storage device. The charging device for the vehicle includes a charger that charges the electrical storage device with electric power supplied from a device outside the vehicle, and an ecu that determines whether to carry out timer charging or carry out instant charging without carrying out the timer charging on the basis of a state of a switch associated with an open/close state of a charging lid, and that controls the charger. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375622

Electric vehicle

An electric vehicle disclosed by the present specification, includes an inverter arranged outside frame members in a vehicle width direction, in a front compartment. An inner side of the inverter in the vehicle width direction is fixed to one of the frame members. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375621

Vehicle

A vehicle is provided with an electrical storage device, a first connector capable of charging and discharging the power of the electrical storage device, a second connector capable of charging and discharging the power of the electrical storage device, and an ecu for controlling charging and discharging performed via the first connector and the charging and discharging performed via the second connector. The ecu selects and implements any one of the following according to the operation of an operation unit provided to a first plug connected to the first connector: discharging from the electrical storage device via the first connector, charging to the electrical storage device via the first connector, discharging from the electrical storage device via the second connector, and charging to the electrical storage device via the second connector.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375404

Gripping device

A gripping device is equipped with an abutment member that is annexed on a region of a gripping portion that abuts on a work. The abutment member is equipped with an inner bag that is made of a material having elasticity, a particulate matter with which the inner bag is filled, and an outer bag that covers the inner bag. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372975

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device is connected to a plurality of networks and performs information processing. The networks include a control network connected to a control device in a mobile object, an information network connected to an information device in the mobile object, and an external network connected to an external device outside of the mobile object. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372498

Power receiving device, power transmitting device and power transfer system

A power transmitting device includes power transmitting coils, which contactlessly transmit electric power to a power receiving coil, and a switching device. When the power receiving coil is a solenoid coil, the switching device connects the power transmitting coils in parallel with each other such that magnetic fluxes generated inside the power transmitting coils flowing in the same direction along a winding axis. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372345

Sulfide solid electrolyte material, battery, and method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte material

Sulfide solid electrolyte material with favorable ion conductivity, wherein charge and discharge efficiency is inhibited from decreasing. Solves problem by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material including a li element, si element, p element, s element and o element, having peak at position of 2θ=29.58°±0.50° in x-ray diffraction measurement using cukα ray, wherein sulfide solid electrolyte material does not have peak at position of 2θ=27.33°±0.50° in x-ray diffraction measurement using cukα ray, or in case of having peak at position of 2θ=27.33°±0.50°, value of ib/ia is 1 or less when diffraction intensity at peak of 2θ=29.58°±0.50° is regarded as ia and diffraction intensity at peak of 2θ=27.33°±0.50° is regarded as ib; and wherein molar fraction of o element to total of s element and o element is larger than 0.2.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372344

Composite active material, manufacturing method for composite active material, and lithium secondary battery including composite active material

A composite active material including composite particles and a sulfide-based solid electrolyte is proposed. The composite particles contain active material particles and an oxide-based solid electrolyte. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372343

Method of manufacturing lithium-ion secondary battery

A method of manufacturing a lithium-ion secondary battery proposed herein includes the following steps of: preparing a battery in which an electrode assembly is enclosed in a battery case; filling a first electrolyte solution containing a film forming agent into the battery case; charging and discharging the battery filled with the first electrolyte solution; discharging the first electrolyte solution from the battery that has been charged and discharged; and filling a second electrolyte solution containing a film forming agent at a concentration of less than 0.005 mol/l into the battery case from which the first electrolyte solution has been discharged.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372338

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for manufacturing positive electrode sheet of non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and method for manufacturing non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an electrode wound body formed by winding positive and negative electrode sheets with separators interposed therebetween. The positive electrode sheet is manufactured through a coating process wherein a positive electrode mixture paste is applied to a current collecting sheet to form a mixture layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372329

Fuel cell system and control method of fuel cell system

Fuel cell system mounting fuel cell vehicle including: fuel cells having platinum-containing catalyst as electrode catalyst; cell voltage meter configured to measure cell voltage of fuel cells; and controller controlling fuel cell system, wherein (a) cell voltage meter obtains first cell voltage in predefined idling state of fuel cells, (b) in response to changing operation state of fuel cell vehicle from driving state to stop state, controller changes operation state of fuel cells to idling state, and cell voltage meter obtains second cell voltage of fuel cells in idling state, (c) controller uses difference between first and second cell voltages to obtain recovery process voltage for recovering catalyst of fuel cells and recovery process time duration wherein cell voltage of fuel cells is kept at recovery process voltage, and (d) controller reduces voltage of fuel cells to recovery process voltage for recovery process time duration, preforming recovery process of catalyst.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372325

Joining device and joining method (as amended)

There is provided a technique that readily performs positioning of a joining member relative to a strip member during conveyance. A joining device 100 joins a gas diffusion layer 7 with a first catalyst electrode layer 2 of a strip body 5r which is a continuous strip member of a membrane electrode assembly 5, while conveying the strip body 5r. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372321

Fuel cell

A fuel cell includes a reinforcing frame that supports an outer edge portion of a membrane electrode assembly, and first and second separator plates that sandwich the membrane electrode assembly and the reinforcing frame. The first separator plate includes a seal line forming protruding portion that is pressed against the second separator plate of an adjacently arranged fuel cell when the fuel cell is stacked, and a first joining portion provided on both sides of the seal line forming protruding portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150372261

Battery

This battery is provided with a power generating element, a battery case main body, a battery case lid, an electrode terminal member which is connected electrically to the power generating element inside of the battery case body and which extends outside of the battery case lid, and an outer insulation member which is arranged on the battery case lid and insulates the electrode terminal member from the battery case lid. The battery case lid is fitted inside of the opening and welded to the battery case main body by irradiating a laser from above the battery case lid towards the boundary section between the battery case lid and the battery case main body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150371542

Warning device and travel control device

A warning device includes a distance acquisition unit that acquires a lane width direction distance between two lane boundary lines of a driving lane and a vehicle; a speed acquisition unit that acquires a lane width direction speed of the vehicle toward the lane boundary lines; a safety threshold setting unit that sets a safety threshold for allowing that the lower the lane width direction speed is toward the lane boundary lines, the smaller the lane width direction distance is; and a warning unit that warns a driver of the vehicle when the lane width direction distance is smaller than the safety threshold, wherein the safety threshold setting unit sets the safety threshold based on a history of the lane width direction distance and the lane width direction speed for a traveling environment of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369867

Battery management terminal and battery management system

A battery management terminal is for a secondary battery mounted on a device. The battery management terminal includes a second electronic control unit and an inform unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369532

Cooler

A cooler includes an estimator. The estimator is configured to estimate a coolant temperature from a measurement value of the temperature sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369387

Electromagnetic valve

In an electromagnetic valve in which a valve body unit is housed in a housing, the unit has a plunger including a groove portion at its cylindrical outer peripheral face. The groove portion extends in the cylinder axis direction and moves in the cylinder axis direction by an electromagnetic force generated by an electromagnetic coil. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369362

Hydraulic control operation amount generation apparatus for automatic transmission and control apparatus for automatic transmission

With a hydraulic control operation amount generation apparatus for an automatic transmission and a control apparatus for an automatic transmission, a control operation amount at which any desired target packing control execution time can be realized is generated on a hydraulic model by determining formulae of the 2n−2 constraint conditions corresponding to the n hydraulic control phases relating to the packing control of the engagement devices.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369361

Vehicle control device

Vehicle control device of vehicle including lockup clutch configured to directly couple between input/output rotating members of fluid power transmission device transmitting power of engine to automatic transmission, vehicle control device engaging lockup clutch when running state of vehicle in predetermined running state, vehicle control device providing lockup clutch pressure learning control of learning oil pressure of lockup clutch used in start-time lockup slip control in which lockup clutch placed in slip-engaged state toward engaged state at start of vehicle based on rotation speed of engine at time of engagement of lockup clutch, vehicle control device inhibiting engagement of lockup clutch when running state of vehicle in predetermined running state and also in second predetermined running state, vehicle control device engaging lockup clutch after running state of vehicle goes out of second predetermined running state, and providing lockup clutch pressure learning control in engaging process of lockup clutch.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369342

Automatic transmission

An automatic transmission that shifts power applied to an input member and outputs the shifted power to an output member, the automatic transmission including a first planetary gear mechanism, a second planetary gear mechanism, a third planetary gear mechanism, a fourth planetary gear mechanism, a first coupling element, a second coupling element, a third coupling element, a fourth coupling element, a first clutch, a second clutch, a third clutch, a fourth clutch, a first brake and a second brake.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369327

Fluid-filled vibration damping device

A fluid-filled vibration damping device including: a first mounting member; a second mounting member; a main rubber elastic body elastically connecting the first and second mounting members; a pressure-receiving chamber whose wall is partially constituted by the main rubber elastic body; an equilibrium chamber whose wall is partially constituted by a flexible film, the pressure-receiving chamber and equilibrium chamber being filled with a non-compressible fluid; and an orifice passage which connects the pressure-receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber to each other. A turbulence generating part is formed in a middle portion of the orifice passage in a length direction causing turbulence to be generated depending on a flow rate of a flowing fluid.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369179

Temperature control apparatus for intercooler

Production of condensed water in an intercooler is suppressed. The apparatus comprises a high temperature system cooling water passage through which cooling water having a high temperature flows; a low temperature system cooling water passage which is a cooling water passage through which cooling water having a low temperature flows and which passes through at least the intercooler; two communication passages which communicate the high temperature system cooling water passage and the low temperature system cooling water passage, one of the communication passages through which the cooling water flows from the high temperature system cooling water passage toward the low temperature system cooling water passage, and the other through which the cooling water flows from the low temperature system cooling water passage toward the high temperature system cooling water passage; valves which are provided for the communication passages respectively; and a control unit which controls the valves provided for the communication passages respectively so that a temperature of the gas flowing out from the intercooler is higher than a dew point temperature.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369165

Controller for internal combustion engine

A controller for an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine including a fuel injection valve configured to supply fuel into a cylinder. The controller includes an electronic control unit configured to acquire an actual heat generation rate at time of combustion; and correct at least one of fuel injection pressure or amount of fuel injected when deviation amount between reference heat generation rate gradient and actual heat generation rate gradient is equal to or greater than predetermined value such that the deviation decreases. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369161

Fuel injection system for internal combustion engine

This fuel injection system includes a port injector, an in-cylinder injector, and a control device. The control device sets the number of executions of maximum partial lift injection per injection stroke based on the pressure of a fuel supplied to the in-cylinder injector and within a range of the number of injections in which an injection amount of the maximum partial lift injection per injection stroke becomes equal to or less than a target amount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369158

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes an in-cylinder injector. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369156

Control system of internal combustion engine

This control device for an internal combustion engine is equipped with: an air/fuel ratio sensor provided to the exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine; and an engine control device that controls the internal combustion engine on the basis of the sensor output current of the air/fuel ratio sensor. The air/fuel ratio sensor is equipped with: a gas chamber to be measured, into which exhaust gas flows; a reference cell for which the reference cell output current varies according to the air/fuel ratio of the exhaust gas inside the gas chamber to be measured; and a pump cell that, according to the pump current, pumps oxygen into or out of the exhaust gas in the gas chamber to be measured. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369155

Control device for internal combustion engine (as amended)

There is provided a control device for an internal combustion engine provided with a filter on the downstream side of a catalyst having an oxidation function, the device including: a control unit performing oxygen concentration reduction control for reducing the oxygen concentration of exhaust gas flowing into the catalyst based on an exhaust temperature increase request on the downstream side of the catalyst made when regeneration of the filter is performed, in which the control unit is provided with means for acquiring an s concentration value of a fuel combusted in the internal combustion engine, and in which the oxygen concentration is set based on the s concentration value. Accordingly, the white smoke resulting from combination between so3 and h2o can be suppressed while filter regeneration is performed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369153

Exhaust purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

An object of the present invention is to increase opportunities that a filter is regenerated. Provided is an exhaust purification apparatus for a spark ignition type internal combustion engine, the apparatus including a catalyst and a filter in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, and a control device that prohibits fuel cut when thermal degradation of the catalyst is predicted to advance in the case of implementing a fuel cut. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369149

Vehicle drive control device

A vehicle drive control device in a vehicle including an engine comprising a throttle valve and a supercharger with an air bypass valve changed from a closing side to an opening side when a closing speed of the throttle valve is higher than a speed determination value, the vehicle drive control device providing a torque-down control of the engine by operating the throttle valve to a closing side, wherein at the time of provision of the torque-down control of the engine in which the throttle valve is operated to the closing side when a rotation speed of the engine is equal to or greater than a predetermined rotation speed and a speed ratio of a torque converter is equal to or less than a predetermined value in a supercharged state, the throttle valve is caused to perform a closing operation at the closing speed lower than the speed determination value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369147

Vehicle and control method for the vehicle

Provided are a vehicle and a control method for the vehicle. The vehicle includes an engine, a fuel tank configured to store a fuel for the engine, a grille shutter, and an ecu. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369144

Control apparatus for vehicle

A control apparatus for a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an engine and a transmission. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150369091

Poppet valve

A poppet valve includes a head and a stem, which extends from the head. At least a part of the back of the head is covered by a cover with a heat insulating space provided in between. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367890

Vehicle body structure

A vehicle body structure including a pair of left and right upper members that are disposed along a vehicle body longitudinal direction, a pair of left and right pillars that extend in a vehicle body vertical direction and that are disposed at vehicle width direction insides of the pair of left and right upper members, reinforcement that extends in a vehicle width direction, that is disposed between the pair of left and right pillars, and that supports a steering section, and a fastening portion where a vehicle width direction outside end portion of the reinforcement, the pillar, and the upper member are fastened together in the extension direction of the reinforcement.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367888

Suspension tower and vehicle front portion structure

There is provided a suspension tower including: a top wall in which a shaft hole is formed at a region that faces a central portion of an upper end portion of a suspension of a vehicle; a projecting portion that is formed by an edge portion of the shaft hole at the top wall projecting toward a vehicle upper side; plural ribs that extend from an outer periphery of the projecting portion toward an outer peripheral side of the top wall; a suspension mounting portion that is provided at the top wall between a pair of the ribs that are adjacent to one another, and to which the upper end portion of the suspension is mounted; and an overhang portion that juts-out locally from the projecting portion toward the shaft hole side, between the suspension mounting portion and the shaft hole.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367857

Vehicle-center-of-gravity condition determining apparatus and vehicle behavior control system

A vehicle-center-of-gravity condition determining apparatus includes: a rear wheel brake pressure change unit; a front wheel brake pressure detector; a rear wheel brake pressure detector; a rear wheel axle load estimating unit configured to estimate a rear wheel axle load based on a relationship between front and rear brake pressures detected during braking and a rear wheel axle load property of the rear wheel brake pressure change unit; and a vehicle-center-of-gravity condition determiner configured to determine a center of gravity condition of a vehicle in a vehicle width direction based on the estimated rear wheel axle load. The rear wheel axle load estimating unit is configured to estimate each of the rear wheel axle loads in a case where braking is performed in a state of at least two of during straight running, during right turning, and during left turning.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367853

Vehicle control device

An electronic control unit executes a driving force limiting process, in which, if an accelerator pedal and a brake pedal are simultaneously operated, driving power is set to be smaller than that when only the accelerator pedal is operated. The electronic control unit executes a varying process, in which the lower the vehicle speed is at the time of simultaneous operation of the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal, the shorter the period from simultaneous operation of the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal to the start of the driving power limiting process is set to be.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367845

Parking assist apparatus

A parking assist apparatus that causes a vehicle to be parked in a target parking position generates a traveling route of a vehicle m from a parking travel start position p0 to a target parking position p2 (s12); generates a plurality of speed patterns having different speeds when the vehicle travels on the traveling route (s14); selects a target speed pattern from the plurality of speed patterns based on information of an object around the traveling route (s18); and controls the traveling of the vehicle m based on the target speed pattern (s24).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367842

Vehicle control device

Control device of a vehicle including an engine, electric motor, and clutch in a power transmission path between the engine and motor, which increases the engine's rotation speed in a release or slip state of the clutch after self-sustaining operation of the engine is enabled after starting, providing either a first engine start control where control for engagement of the clutch starts before rotation speed of the engine reaches that of the motor when the engine's rotation speed is increasing, or second control where control for engagement of the clutch starts after the engine's rotation speed is synchronized with that of the motor, or during the process of synchronization, by reducing the engine's rotation speed after it exceeds that of the motor during an increase in the engine's rotation speed, the device using the first or second engine start control in accordance with a vehicle state when starting the engine.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367841

Hybrid vehicle

The present invention is directed to a hybrid vehicle comprising a dual clutch transmission having six forward speed stages, wherein arranged between a first input shaft and a first output shaft of the transmission are: a first gear train for a first speed stage; a third gear train corresponding for a third speed stage; a fifth gear train for a fifth speed stage; and a sixth gear train for a sixth speed stage. A second gear train for a second speed stage and a fourth gear train for a fourth speed stage are arranged between a second input shaft and a second output shaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367839

Vehicle drive apparatus

A vehicle drive apparatus includes: an engine; a rotary machine; an output member coupled to a drive wheel of a vehicle; a differential mechanism configured to couple the engine, the rotary machine, and the output member together to be differentially rotatable via a plurality of differentially rotatable rotational elements; and an elastic member configured to couple a rotation shaft of the rotary machine to the rotational element of the differential mechanism to be relatively rotatable.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367833

Travel control device of hybrid vehicle

A travel control device is applied to a hybrid vehicle which includes a planetary gear mechanism capable of distributing power of an internal combustion engine to a first mg and an output part, and a second mg capable of outputting power to the output part. The travel control device allows the vehicle to travel in an acceleration-deceleration travel mode in which, when a high-speed steady travel condition is established during travel of the vehicle, acceleration travel for accelerating the vehicle with power output from the internal combustion engine and coasting travel for allowing the vehicle to coast with the internal combustion engine in a stop state are alternately repeated within a target vehicle speed range. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367832

Hybrid vehicle control device

A control device controlling a hybrid vehicle provided with a planetary gear mechanism including a first gear connected to a first rotary electric machine, a carrier connected to an engine shaft of an internal combustion engine, and a second gear connected to a drive shaft to which a second rotary electric machine is connected and a rotation blocking mechanism blocking the rotation of the engine shaft in the other direction adjusts the ratio of a first torque to a total torque based on the result of the determination of whether or not the temperature of a first gear mechanism satisfies a desired condition in a case where the hybrid vehicle travels in a dual drive traveling mode in which the hybrid vehicle travels by using both the first torque output by the first rotary electric machine and a second torque output by the second rotary electric machine in a state where the internal combustion engine is stopped.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367829

Drive system of a hybrid vehicle

A hybrid drive apparatus and a control apparatus for controlling the hybrid drive apparatus, a hybrid drive apparatus including a differential device made of a first differential mechanism and second differential mechanism, including four rotary components; and an engine, a first electric motor, second electric motor and an output rotary member, which are respectively connected to four rotary components, wherein one of the four rotary components consists of a rotary element of the first differential mechanism and a rotary element of the second differential mechanism which are selectively connected to each other through a coupling element, and the control apparatus controlling at least one of output torques of the first and second electric motors, to reduce a difference between rotating speeds of the rotary elements of the first and second differential mechanisms selectively connected to each other through the coupling element, to a value not larger than a predetermined threshold value, before the coupling element is brought into an engaged state when the drive system is re-started after the drive system is once placed in an off state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367806

Vehicular side airbag device

A side airbag, a rear bag portion in which an inflator is provided is inflated and deployed earlier than a front bag portion so the internal pressure in the rear bag portion is higher than that in the front bag portion. Thus, while a shoulder and rear portions of a chest and abdomen, which have a relatively high load tolerance, are restrained by the rear bag portion early, the front portions of the chest and abdomen, which have a relatively low load tolerance, are softly restrained by the front bag portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367804

Side airbag device

A side airbag of a far side airbag device includes a rear inflation section that inflates and deploys on being supplied with gas and restrains at least rear portions of the chest and abdominal regions of a seated occupant, and a front inflation section that inflates and deploys by being supplied with gas through a through hole formed at a boundary between the rear inflation section and the front inflation section to restrain at least front portions of the chest and abdominal regions of the seated occupant. The far side airbag device includes a tension member that, on receiving tension and adopting a deployed state accompanying inflation and deployment of the side airbag, has a front end side connected to the rear inflation section, and a rear end side connected to a seatback frame.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367803

Far side airbag device

A far side airbag device comprising: a side airbag provided at a side section on a vehicle center side of a seatback, the side airbag comprising a rear inflation section and a front inflation section that inflates and deploys when supplied with gas through a communication path formed at a boundary with the rear inflation section; a fixing structure that fixes the side airbag to a seatback frame at the rear inflation section; and a tension cloth that receives tension and deploys accompanying inflation and deployment of the side airbag, wherein a vehicle front-rear direction front end side of the tension cloth is connected to the side airbag and a rear end side of the tension cloth is connected to the seatback frame, and in a deployed state, the tension cloth covers at least a portion of the rear inflation section as viewed from a side of the seatback.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367802

Vehicle airbag device

A vehicle airbag device included: an airbag that is disposed at an inner side of an instrument panel, that receives a supply of gas from an inflator and inflates and deploys to an outer side of the instrument panel, and that comprises a first bag that inflates and deploys at a vehicle front side of an occupant, and a second bag that inflates and deploys at a vehicle width direction center side of the first bag; and a recess that is formed at a lower face of the second bag when inflated and deployed, that is open toward a vehicle lower side, and that covers an interior component installed at a vehicle width direction central portion of the instrument panel from a vehicle upper side. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367797

Vehicle body structure

A vehicle body structure includes: a side member that is disposed running along a vehicle front-rear direction; an upper member that, when viewed along the vehicle width direction, is disposed running along the vehicle front-rear direction at a vehicle upper side of the side member, and comprises a vehicle front-rear direction outside end portion that is positioned at a different position in a vehicle up-down direction from a position in the vehicle up-down direction of a vehicle front-rear direction outside end portion of the side member; a coupling member that couples the vehicle front-rear direction outside end portion of the upper member and the vehicle front-rear direction outside end portion of the side member; and a crash box that comprises a vehicle front-rear direction inside end portion that is joined to the coupling member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367781

Lane boundary estimation device and lane boundary estimation method

A lane boundary estimation device includes: a level difference detection unit detecting a first part of a solid lane boundary; a base image setting unit setting a first image area in a most distant area in the first part as a template image; a search area setting unit setting a search area from the most distant area; and a comparison determination unit detecting a boundary candidate point for a second part of the solid lane boundary by performing template comparison in the search area. When a detection evaluation value of the first part is lower than a predetermined value and the search area includes a low-evaluation search area, the base image setting unit re-sets a second image area, nearer to a vehicle than the low-evaluation search area, as the template image. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367756

Vehicle seat

A vehicle seat of the present invention includes a seatback frame, a backrest section that supports a back of an occupant, a swivel-coupling section that couples the backrest section and that is capable of swiveling with respect to the seatback frame in a seat width direction, and an outer periphery support section that couples plural locations at an outer peripheral side of the backrest section to the seatback frame, that supports the backrest section with respect to the seatback frame, and that permits the backrest section to swivel.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367749

Control device for vehicle

A control device for a vehicle including: a motor; a transmission provided in a path that transmits drive power between the motor and a driving wheel; an inverter configured to drive the motor; a controller configured to control the inverter by using a plurality of control modes including a sinusoidal wave mode to thereby drive the motor, the controller configured to select the control mode in accordance with a gear position of the transmission, the controller configured to select the gear position by which the sinusoidal wave mode is selected when the motor controlled by the controller suppresses a vibration of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367746

On-vehicle travel distance output apparatus

An on-vehicle travel distance output apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle including a battery and a travel motor that generate, based on electric power of the battery, a drive force for the travel of the vehicle, wherein the battery is chargeable based on electric power from a first charge source as well as electric power from a second charge source. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367737

Vehicle control device

A converter is capable of using two power sources located on a first side by switching connection of the two power sources between series connection and parallel connection. Under certain conditions, such as when a detected atmospheric pressure is lower than a predetermined value, frequency of use of the two power sources in series connection is reduced in the converter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367731

Display device

A display device includes: first setting means for setting a first operation amount to be performed by an occupant so as to increase an output in a state in which a vehicle speed is less than a predetermined threshold; second setting means for setting a second operation amount to be performed by the occupant such that an operation state of the vehicle can be shifted to a desired state in which optimal instantaneous fuel consumption is realized, by decreasing the output in a state in which the vehicle speed is equal to or greater than the predetermined threshold; and display means for displaying, on a display unit, at least one of the first operation amount and the second operation amount, and a present operation amount which is an operation amount performed at present by the occupant.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367723

Vehicle and control method for vehicle

A vehicle includes an electric power storage device, motors, a grille shutter and at least one ecu. The ecu is configured to: (i) control the motors and the grille shutter, (ii) calculate the soc of an electric power storage device, and (iii) execute opening control of the grille shutter such that a first amount of the air exceeds a second amount of the air. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367718

Vehicle body structure

A vehicle body structure 100 according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a first cross member 1, a second cross member 2, and a third cross member 3 forming part of a framework of a vehicle and extending in a vehicle width direction. Further, the vehicle body structure 100 accommodates at least part of a battery portion 10a of a power storage device 10 in a space sp1r between a floor in a passenger compartment and a floor panel 4 and between the first cross member 1 and the second cross member 2. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367715

Vehicle door structure

A vehicle door structure includes a door outer panel that configures an outer plate of a side door; a door inner panel that is provided towards a vehicle width direction inside than the door outer panel, and that configures an inner plate of the side door; an impact beam disposed between the door outer panel and the door inner panel so as to run along the side door in the vehicle front-rear direction; and a bracket that is provided with an excess length portion between a first joint portion that is joined to a vehicle front-rear direction front portion of the door inner panel and a second joint portion that is joined to a vehicle front-rear direction front portion of the impact beam, with an apex portion of the excess length portion provided towards the vehicle width direction inside than the vehicle width direction position of the second joint portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367701

Shock absorber system

A shock absorber system installed on a vehicle having four wheels in which a vsc control for giving a braking force to any of the wheels is to be executed to reduce an improper turning behavior of the vehicle due to an excessive side slip of any of the wheels, including: four hydraulic shock absorbers each configured to generate a damping force with respect to a relative movement of a corresponding sprung and unsprung portion and having a damping-force changer configured to change the damping force; and a controller configured to control the damping force by controlling the damping-force changer and configured such that, when the improper turning behavior of the vehicle occurs, the controller executes a reduction control in which the damping force to be generated by at least one of the four shock absorbers is controlled to reduce the improper turning behavior.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367699

Suspension mount

A suspension mount comprises an inner plate, an elastomer member, a lower case, and an upper plate. A plate includes an extended portion extending from the circular-cylinder portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150364977

Stator, stator manufacturing method, and rotary electric machine

A flat wire (36) that forms a stator coil (16) has an insertion portion (22) that is inserted into a slot (14), and a coil end portion (30) that protrudes from an end portion of the stator coil (16). An insulating layer of an adjacent portion (38) that is adjacent to a flat wire (36) of a different phase at the coil end portion (30) is thicker than an insulating layer in another region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150364924

Power transmission device and power receiving device

A power transmission device for transmitting power to a power receiving device in a noncontact manner, including: a power transmission unit for transmitting power to the power receiving device in a noncontact manner; a power supply unit, connected to an external power supply, for supplying power to the power transmission unit, and a housing housing the power transmission unit and the power supply unit, wherein the power supply unit includes first devices disposed around the power transmission unit, and a second device disposed between the power transmission unit and a bottom surface, in a state where the power transmission unit and the power supply unit are mounted on the bottom surface of the housing, and a height of each of the first devices from the bottom surface is higher than a height of the second device from the bottom surface.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150364541

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof

Provided is a semiconductor device in which movable ions in an insulation layer on a main surface are reduced and dielectric strength is enhanced. A semiconductor device has a plurality of flrs, an insulation layer, and a semiconductor layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150364353

Manufacturing line for semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A manufacturing line for a semiconductor device according to the invention is a manufacturing line for manufacturing a semiconductor device by circulating a workpiece along a conveyance route on which a plurality of treatment devices are arranged. The conveyance route includes a first route on which the treatment devices with a large number of times of treatment are arranged, and a second route on which the treatment devices with a small number of times of treatment are arranged. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150364235

Soft magnetic member, reactor, powder for dust core, and method of producing dust core

A soft magnetic member is formed such that, when a differential relative permeability in an applied magnetic field of 100 a/m is represented by a first differential relative permeability μ′l, and when a differential relative permeability in an applied magnetic field of 40 ka/m is represented by a second differential relative permeability μ′h, a ratio of the first differential relative permeability μ′l to the second differential relative permeability μ′h satisfies a relationship of μ′l/μ′h≦10, and a magnetic flux density in an applied magnetic field of 60 ka/m is 1.15 t or higher.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150363653

Road environment recognition system

A road environment recognition system includes: an imaging device configured to capture a view in a traveling direction of a vehicle; an image processing region calculation unit configured to set a region in an image captured by the imaging device as an image processing region, the region including a central part and at least a part of a characteristic object present on a road, if any, in a traveling direction of the vehicle and having a predetermined angle with the central part being defined as a center, and to decrease the image processing region as the vehicle approaches the characteristic object; and a characteristic object detection unit configured to detect the characteristic object based on image information of the image processing region.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150363292

Risk analysis of codebase using static analysis and performance data

An example system is configured to calculate performance statistics for a set of analysis tools; analyze a codebase using one or more analysis tools from the set of analysis tools; generate an analysis result for each analysis tool of the one or more analysis tools, the result describing one or more faults and one or more validations identified by the corresponding analysis tool; and estimate a risk of defects in the codebase based on the analysis result associated with each of the one or more analysis tools and the performance statistics associated with each of the one or more analysis tools.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150362073

Hole plug

In a hole plug, shaft bearing portions that axially support a shaft section of a flap valve are formed to an upper portion of an upright wall portion of a panel configuring a housing. The shaft bearing portions are positioned above a groove portion of an engagement section that acts as a contact portion with an opening hole of a floor panel, and are positioned above a lower end edge of a resilient engagement portion.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150362064

Shift knob structure

A shift knob structure includes a shift knob body and a cover member. Movement of the shift knob body in a direction of shaft axis is restricted by a securing member supported by a support part of the shift knob body being locked by a locking groove in the shift shaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150362027

Engagement device

An engagement device includes: a first member including a plurality of engaged teeth; a second member arranged coaxially with the first member, the second member including a plurality of engaging teeth; a rotation unit configured to relatively rotate the first member and the second member about an axis; a movement unit configured to relatively move the first member and the second member in an axial direction; and a control unit configured to control operations of the rotation unit and the movement unit, and the engaged teeth are formed on the first member at a side opposing the second member along a circumferential direction around the axis, and the engaging teeth are formed on the second member at a side opposing the first member along the circumferential direction around the axis.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361940

Engine control device

An engine control device applied to a vehicle equipped with an actuator for changing a suspension property of the vehicle, a suspension control device for driving the actuator, and an engine. The engine control device automatically stops the engine operation when a stop condition is satisfied and automatically starts the engine operation when a start condition is satisfied. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361939

Control device and control method for vehicle

A vehicle control device includes: a controller configured to adjust a temperature of an evaporator constituting an air conditioning system of the vehicle to a target temperature; the controller being configured to automatically stop an engine when a predetermined engine automatic stop condition is satisfied; the controller being configured to automatically start the engine when at least the temperature of the evaporator reaches a predetermined temperature or higher during automatic stop of the engine, and the predetermined temperature being higher than the target temperature; and the controller being configured to set the target temperature of the evaporator to be lower when a vehicle speed is low than that when the vehicle speed is high.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361917

Fuel control apparatus for vehicle and fuel control method for vehicle

A fuel control apparatus for a vehicle, having an electric pump configured to have electric power supplied, to supply fuel from a fuel tank to an injector of an internal combustion engine through a fuel pipe, and a control unit configured to have the internal combustion engine stop automatically when a first predetermined condition is satisfied, and after having the internal combustion engine stop automatically, start automatically when a second predetermined condition is satisfied, includes an operation unit configured, when the control unit has the internal combustion engine stop automatically, to supply electric power from a predetermined electric power supply apparatus to the electric pump, to have the electric pump operate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361911

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine including a plurality of cylinders, and the control apparatus including: an electronic control unit configured to: a) determine whether or not acceleration of a crank shaft at compression top dead center is equal to or greater than a threshold value; b) determine that a compression loss has occurred in the cylinder, when the acceleration of the crank shaft is equal to or greater than the threshold value; and c) prohibit the determination of compression loss, when acceleration of rotation of the crank shaft at compression top dead center has occurred a first specific number of times consecutively in the plurality of cylinders.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361906

Control apparatus for vehicle

A control apparatus for a vehicle, wherein the vehicle includes an engine having a turbocharger and an automatic transmission. The control apparatus includes at least one electronic control unit configured to: control an air-fuel ratio of the engine and an operating state of the turbocharger based on a parameter indicating a load of the engine; control the turbocharger to execute turbocharging and operate the engine in a turbocharging lean combustion mode when the parameter is within a predetermined range, an air-fuel ratio set in the turbocharging lean combustion mode being a predetermined lean air-fuel ratio; and operate the engine in a predetermined operation mode instead of the turbocharging lean combustion mode in at least a part of the predetermined range when a downshift is performed in the automatic transmission, an air-fuel ratio set in the predetermined operation mode being a richer air-fuel ratio than the predetermined lean air-fuel ratio.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361903

Throttle control device of engine with supercharger

A control device for controlling an opening degree of a throttle valve that is provided in an intake passage of an engine with supercharger, includes an electronic control unit that is configured to correct an opening degree of the throttle valve so that the throttle valve opens, when an operation state of the engine in which the throttle valve is closed is established, and a differential pressure between pressure upstream of the throttle valve and pressure downstream of the throttle valve in the intake passage is equal to or greater than a determination value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361873

Supercharger

A supercharger includes a turbine housing and a pipe. An exhaust-gas inlet portion of the turbine housing is connected to an exhaust system member, and includes a scroll port and a bypass port. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361867

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine of a compression ignition type includes: a fuel injection valve that injects fuel to a combustion chamber; a cylinder head that includes a central portion as a portion forming the combustion chamber; and a piston that includes a cavity exposed to the combustion chamber.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361858

Urea water supply system

An object is to suppress the occurrence of a failure in supply of urea water as much as possible in filling control of urea water in a pump share-type urea water supply system with two supply valves. In the pump share-type urea water supply system with a first supply valve and a second supply valve, a urea water tank is connected with the respective supply valves by a urea water supply path. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361857

Urea water supply system

An object is to suppress the occurrence of a failure in supply of urea water as much as possible in suck-back control of urea water in a pump share-type urea water supply system with two supply valves. In the pump share-type urea water supply system with a first supply valve and a second supply valve, a urea water tank is connected with the respective supply valves by a urea water supply path. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361851

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

In an internal combustion engine, a hydrocarbon feed valve (15) and an exhaust purification catalyst (13) are arranged in an engine exhaust passage. As rich control for making the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas which flows into the exhaust purification catalyst (13) rich, cylinder rich control for generating rich air-fuel ratio combustion gas in the cylinder and exhaust rich control for feeding hydrocarbons from the hydrocarbon feed valve (15) to make air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas rich are used. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361844

Abnormality detection system of internal combustion engine (as amended)

A straight-flow exhaust purification catalyst (13) and a hydrocarbon supply valve (15) are arranged in the engine exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine. A region which is a limited portion of the upstream-side end-surface peripheral part of the exhaust gas purification catalyst (13), where there is a possibility of clogging due to deposition oh fine particles in the exhaust gas, is predicted to be a fine particle deposition region, and an air-fuel ratio sensor (23) is arranged within an exhaust gas circulation region, which is downstream from the downstream-side end-surface peripheral part of the exhaust purification catalyst (13) and is downstream from the fine particle deposition region when viewed along the longitudinal axis of the exhaust purification catalyst. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150361516

Method of heat treating metal articles and metal article treated thereby

A method of heat treating metal articles includes a heating process of heating a metal workpiece under a predetermined heating condition, a cooling process of cooling the workpiece by spraying mist of cooling water to the workpiece under a predetermined cooling condition after heating the workpiece, and a surface treatment process of adjusting a surface roughness of the workpiece prior to the heating process in line with a thermal distribution in the workpiece heated during the heating process.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360727

Vehicle rear portion structure with inlet pipe

A vehicle rear portion structure has: a suspension structural portion that overlaps a rear side member as seen in a vehicle plan view; an inlet pipe that passes-through between the rear side member and the suspension structural portion; and a pipe protecting portion that is provided at a position overlapping the rear side member and the suspension structural portion in a vehicle plan view, and a length in a vehicle vertical direction of the pipe protecting portion is set to be longer than an outer diameter of the inlet pipe, and rigidity, with respect to load from a vehicle lower side, of the pipe protecting portion is set to be higher than that of the inlet pipe.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360726

Vehicle front portion structure

A vehicle front portion structure including: front side members disposed along a vehicle body longitudinal direction, whose vehicle body front portion sides are disposed at a higher position than vehicle body rear portion sides thereof; a sub-frame that is disposed at a vehicle body lower side of the front side members at the vehicle body front portion sides of the front side members, due to front side fixed portions of the sub-frame being mounted to the vehicle body front portion sides of the front side members, and rear side fixed portions of the sub-frame being mounted to the vehicle body rear portion sides of the front side members; mount supporting portions provided at midway portions in the vehicle body longitudinal direction of the sub-frame, to which engine mounts are mounted; and connecting members that connect the mount supporting portions with the front side members.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360725

Vehicle frame structure

A vehicle frame structure including: an elongated inner panel that is disposed at a vehicle cabin inner side of a vehicle body side section; an elongated outer panel that is disposed at the vehicle cabin outer side of the inner panel, and that, together with the inner panel, configures a frame by being joined to the inner panel; an elongated reinforcement member that is disposed at the vehicle cabin outer side or the of the outer panel, and that reinforces the outer panel by being joined to plural locations of the outer panel along the length direction; and a first excess length portion that is formed at the reinforcement member between adjacent joining portions between the reinforcement member and the outer panel, and that has excess length in a direction linking the joining portions.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360723

Vehicle body structure

There is provided a vehicle body structure including an upper section that is integrally casted using a non-ferrous metal material, that includes a transmission section to which an external force is transmitted and a join section extending out from the transmission section, a connection section that is formed using a steel material, and that is joined to the join section by riveting, and a member section that is formed using a steel material, and that is joined to the connection section by welding.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360714

Steering-column device

A steering column device is provided with a pair of suspension shafts which connects a first plate of a fixed bracket and a second plate of a movable bracket, thereby suspending a movable jacket through the movable bracket. A pair of first holes, each of which is an elongated hole, into which the pair of suspension shafts is inserted, is formed in the first plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360689

Engine control device

The engine control device is applied to a vehicle equipped with a suspension control device for driving stepping motors for changing damping forces of shock absorbers. The suspension control device performs an initializing process for resolving the step-out of the stepping motors by driving the stepping motors when an initialization performing condition is satisfied. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360685

Drive assist system, drive assist method, and drive assist device

A drive assist system includes: a movable body (20) in which drive assist is performed by an assist device (40, 50, 60) and which includes a movable body holding unit (23); an external holding unit (14) located outside the movable body (20); and a controller (22) configured to determine whether or not an operation position where the assist device (40, 50, 60) operates is related to the operation of the assist device (40, 50, 60), select the external holding unit (14) as a unit in which the operation result of the assist device (40, 50, 60) is to be held when it is determined that the operation position is not related to the operation of the assist device (40, 50, 60), and select the movable body holding unit (23) as the unit in which the operation result of the assist device (40, 50, 60) is to be held when it is determined that the operation position is related to the operation of the assist device (40, 50, 60).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360681

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle drive system including a plurality of coupling elements which selectively connect selected ones of rotary components of differential device and stationary member to each other, and which permit the drive system to be placed in one of electric motor drive mode, and constant-speed-ratio drive modes in which an engine is operated as drive power source, control apparatus selectively establishing one of hybrid drive mode and electric motor drive mode, with an engaging action of one of coupling elements, and one of constant-speed-ratio drive modes, with an engaging action of another coupling element as well as or in place of engaging action of above-indicated one coupling element, control apparatus including drive mode switching portion configured to establish one of hybrid drive mode and electric motor drive mode, when drive system is required to be switched from neutral state to a vehicle drive state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360672

Hybrid vehicle control device

A control device is applied to a hybrid vehicle (1a) in which an internal combustion engine (2) and an mg (3) are connected through a second clutch (21), the mg (3) and a transmission (10) are connected through a first clutch (20) whose state is switchable by a depression operation of a clutch pedal (cp), and an output shaft (12) of the transmission (10) is connected to a driving wheel (5) so as to transmit power. The control device starts the internal combustion engine (2) when an accelerator opening is equal to or greater than a start determination value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360636

Vehicular seat

In a vehicular seat, a side airbag module and a side support bladder are arranged inside a shell frame that constitutes a skeleton of a seat back. A base bracket of a support body is disposed between the side support bladder and the side airbag module. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360633

Vehicle front secton structure

A vehicle front section structure includes a front side member that is formed with a front flange at a vehicle front-rear direction front end; a crash box that is joined to the front flange at a rear flange formed at a vehicle front-rear direction rear end; and a coupling member that is joined to a fender apron section at a vehicle rear end. The coupling member includes a joining plate formed at a vehicle front end side joined to the front flange in an interposed state between the front flange and the rear flange, with a front end side of a portion of the coupling member positioned at a vehicle width direction outer side of the front side member angled such that in plan view a rear side is separated further to the vehicle width direction outer side from the front side member than the vehicle front side.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360632

Vehicle body front section structure

A vehicle body front section structure capable of suppressing deformation of a vehicle body in a small overlap collision is obtained. A vehicle body front section structure includes a front side member with a crash box attached to a vehicle front end, a coupling member that is interposed between and joined to the crash box and the front side member at a vehicle front end side, and that is joined to a fender apron section at a vehicle rear end, and a spacer that is disposed at a portion overlapping with the front side member in a vehicle vertical direction between the front side member and the coupling member.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360583

Control apparatus for vehicle motor

A control apparatus for a vehicle motor is provided with: a characteristic switching device configured to switch a characteristic of a motor between a first characteristic in which the output upper limit is first predetermined torque and a second characteristic in which the output upper limit is second predetermined torque, which is smaller than the first predetermined torque; a characteristic determining device configured to determine whether the characteristic of the motor is the first characteristic or the second characteristic; and a characteristic controlling device configured to control the characteristic switching device to switch the characteristic of the motor to the first characteristic and to start the motor with the first characteristic at a next start of the driven body if it is determined that the characteristic of the motor is not the first characteristic.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360579

Electric vehicle and control method therefor

An electric vehicle includes a voltage converter, a temperature sensor, and a control unit. The voltage converter performs bidirectional voltage conversion between an output electric path and one or both of first and second batteries, while allowing switching of an operating mode between a serial operating mode in which the first and second batteries are connected in series relative to the output electric path, and a parallel operating mode in which the first and second batteries are connected in parallel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360567

User interface apparatus and input acquiring method

A user interface apparatus made of a grip portion which is gripped by an operator; a contact sensor which is arranged on a surface of the grip portion and which detects a contact position; a sensor information acquiring unit configured to acquire sensor information outputted from the contact sensor; and an input operation acquiring unit configured to acquire a difference between pieces of sensor information respectively acquired at different times and to determine that an input operation corresponding to a predetermined pattern has been performed when the difference conforms to the predetermined pattern.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360558

Vehicle

To increase electric power generation efficiency of a solar panel while effectively using heat accumulated in the solar panel, a panel-side pipe is installed on a rear surface of the solar panel. The panel-side pipe is connected to an engine coolant passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150360320

Laser welding apparatus and laser welding method

A laser welding apparatus for joining a first member and a second member together by laser welding includes: a first laser beam applying device that applies a laser beam to a border area between the first member and the second member; and a second laser beam applying device that applies a laser beam to a laser beam application spot of each of the first member and the second member, the laser beam application spot being located ahead of a laser beam application spot to which the laser beam is applied by the first laser beam applying device, in a laser welding forward direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150358955

Transfer of digital data to mobile software systems

. . . . . . . . The disclosure includes a system and method for communicating digital data from a mobile client device to a mobile system. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: obtain journey context data that includes data describing a future journey; determine digital data to transmit to the mobile system based on the journey context data; detect a presence of the mobile system; verify that the digital data is valid for the mobile system based on the journey context data; and send the digital data to the mobile system responsive to detecting the presence of the mobile system and the digital data being valid for the mobile system.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150358019

Gate potential control circuit

A gate potential control circuit includes a driving switching element, a first gate potential supply part, a first switching element, a first resistor, and a first operational amplifier. The first operational amplifier includes an output portion connected to a gate of the first switching element, an inverting input into which a first reference potential is input, and a non-inverting input into which a closer one of a first value and a second value to a potential of the first gate potential supply part is input. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150358000

Drive circuit and semiconductor apparatus

A drive circuit includes a gate drive node; a power source node; an output transistor configured to be connected between the gate drive node and the power source node, and to flow a current into the gate drive node; an input transistor configured to form a current mirror with the output transistor, and to have a smaller size than the output transistor; an operational amplifier configured to output a control voltage depending on a potential difference between a voltage received as input depending on a voltage of the gate drive node, and a constant voltage lower than a voltage of the power source node; a constant current source configured to generate a constant current; and a control transistor configured to control a current flowing in the input transistor to be less than or equal to the constant current, depending on the control voltage.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357959

Power conversion apparatus

A power conversion apparatus includes a pair of switching elements that are connected in series between a higher potential side terminal and a lower potential side terminal to form upper and lower arms; a coil whose end is connected between the pair of switching elements; and a controller that calculates, based on a voltage between the higher potential side terminal and the lower potential side terminal and an inductance of the coil, a time rate of change of a current value of a current flowing through the coil, and switches, based on the calculated time rate of change of the current value, between a single arm drive mode in which only one of the pair of switching elements is driven to be turned on/off and a double arm drive mode in which the pair of switching elements are driven to be turned on/off in opposite phase.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357828

Power receiving device and power transmitting device

A power receiving device includes: a power receiving unit that receives electric power from an externally provided power transmitting unit contactlessly; and a casing having the power receiving unit accommodated therein, the casing including: a lid member located on the power transmitting unit's side and allowing a magnetic field to pass therethrough, and a plurality of temperature sensors provided at the lid member and sensing in temperature a foreign matter present between the power transmitting unit and the power receiving unit, the temperature sensors being spaced closer together at the location of a strong portion of an electromagnetic field strength generated from the power receiving unit than the location of a weak portion of the electromagnetic field strength generated from the power receiving unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357678

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and manufacturing method of the same

A manufacturing method according to the present invention includes: preparing a positive-electrode active material including sulfate ions by 0.04 mmol/m2 to 0.16 mmol/m2 per unit specific surface area; manufacturing a positive electrode by use of the positive-electrode active material including sulfate ions; manufacturing a negative electrode by use of a negative-electrode active material; assembling a battery assembly by accommodating the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte including lithium difluoro bis-oxalate phosphate in a battery outer case, wherein an additive amount (μmol) of the lithium difluoro bis-oxalate phosphate in the nonaqueous electrolyte is determined so as to satisfy formula (i); and performing a charging process on the battery assembly at least once.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357675

Sulfide solid electrolyte material, lithium solid-state battery, and method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte material

A sulfide solid electrolyte material contains glass ceramics that contains li, a, x, and s, and has peaks at 2θ=20.2° and 23.6° in x-ray diffraction measurement with cukα line. A is at least one kind of p, si, ge, al, and b, and x is a halogen. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357674

All-solid battery and method for manufacturing the same

An all-solid battery that includes a negative electrode layer, a positive electrode layer, a solid electrolyte layer disposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer, a negative electrode current collector connected to the negative electrode layer, and a positive electrode current collector connected to the positive electrode layer, wherein the negative electrode layer contains a sulfide solid electrolyte, the negative electrode current collector contains a metal that reacts with the sulfide solid electrolyte, a sulfur compound layer that contains a sulfur compound generated by a reaction of the sulfide solid electrolyte and the metal is present between the negative electrode layer and the negative electrode current collector, charge capacity when constant current charge was conducted up to 3.6 v at 0.3 c or more and 3.6 c or less in an initial charge after preparation of the all-solid battery is 50 mah/g or more and 90 mah/g or less.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357673

Sulfide solid electrolyte material, battery, and producing method for sulfide solid electrolyte material

The problem is to provide a sulfide solid electrolyte material with favorable li ion conductivity in a low-temperature environment. The problem is overcome by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material comprising an m1 element (such as an li element and an mg element), an m2 element (such as a ge element and a p element) and a s element, wherein the sulfide solid electrolyte material has a peak at a position of 2θ=29.58°±0.50° in x-ray diffraction measurement using a cukα ray, does not have a peak at a position of 2θ=27.33°±0.50° or slightly having the peak, and a substituted amount δ(%) of the divalent element in the m1 element is in such a range that the sulfide solid electrolyte material exhibits higher li ion conductance at 0° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357289

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device 1 is provided with a semiconductor substrate 10, an electrode 30 formed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate 10, and an insulation film 20 formed on the electrode 30. The semiconductor device 1 includes a metal film 40 extending over a part of the surface of the electrode 30 not covered by the insulation film 20 and a surface of the insulation film 20. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357109

Reactor provided with a cooler

A reactor provided with a cooler, comprising: a coil, a core formed of a soft magnetic material, the core covers an inside of the coil and an outer periphery of the coil; the cooler being arranged on both sides of the core, the core and the cooler being pressed in a stacking direction of the core and the cooler; a thickness of the core in the stacking direction being smaller than a length of a height of a surface of the core that faces the stacking direction; and the thickness of the core in the stacking direction being smaller than a length of a width of the surface of the core that faces the stacking direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150357100

Nanocomposite magnet and method of producing the same

A nanocomposite magnet includes grains including a shell of a re-tm-b phase and a core of a tm or tm-b phase. Re is a rare earth element, and tm is a transition metal.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150356413

Plant control device

According to the plant control device of this invention, based on a modified target value candidate of a control output, a reference governor uses a prediction model in which a closed loop system including a plant and a feedback controller are modeled to sequentially calculate, across a finite prediction horizon, a predicted value of state quantities of a plant including a specific state quantity on which a constraint is imposed. At such time, if a predicted value of a specific state quantity relating to a certain modified target value candidate conflicts with a constraint, the reference governor excludes the modified target value candidate from candidates for a final modified target value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150355136

Sox concentration detection device

To provide an sox concentration detection device that can detect the sox concentration in exhaust gas without using a dedicated sensor. As shown in fig. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354774

Vehicle lamp structure

A rear combination lamp is structured to include: a door side lamp portion having a first led, a first housing and a first lens; and a fender side lamp portion having a second led, a second housing and a second lens. Further, a first lamp side leg portion is provided at the first lens. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354693

Drive unit for vehicles

A drive unit for vehicles that prevents a blow out of lubrication oil from a breather during splash lubrication is provided. A partition plate is disposed along a flat face of a ring gear to divide an inner space of the chamber into a first reservoir in which the ring gear is disposed, and a second reservoir to which the lubrication oil partially flows thereinto to return to an oil pan. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354682

Power transmitting system of a vehicle

Power system including differential-mechanism, clutch-mechanism, power-mechanism and dog-clutch disposed between an input rotary member to receive drive-force from a drive power source and output rotary-member to transmit drive-force to drive-wheels, the differential-mechanism including an input rotary element, output rotary element and reaction rotary element; the clutch-mechanism connecting two rotary elements of the input, output and reaction rotary elements of the differential-mechanism, to each other, the power-mechanism having predetermined gear ratio, and dog-clutch selectively placing a power path between the output rotary element and output rotary-member, in power transmitting state and power cutoff state; transmitting drive-force to drive-wheels while the clutch-mechanisms and dog-clutch are placed in engaged states. The dog-clutch engagement retainer mechanism holds the dog-clutch in engaged state while the power system turns in parking-lock-position inhibiting output rotary-member motion, and switching the dog-clutch from engaged to released when the power system switches to non-parking-lock position permitting the output rotary-member motion.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354659

Shock absorber system

A shock absorber system, including: a hydraulic shock absorber configured to generate a damping force with respect to a relative movement of a sprung portion and an unsprung portion; a damping-force changer configured to change the damping force; and a controller configured to determine a damping-force index and to control the damping-force changer, wherein the controller is configured to determine, as the index, a required application force to be applied to the sprung portion for damping its movement in an up-down direction, according to a determination rule in which the required application force has the same direction as a direction of a speed of the sprung portion in the up-down direction when the sprung speed is relatively small and acceleration of the sprung portion in the up-down direction is relatively large in a situation in which the direction of the speed and a direction of the acceleration are mutually different.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354643

Intermesh engagement device

An intermesh engagement device includes an intermesh engagement mechanism, a moving member, an actuator configured to apply a thrust to a moving member in an engaging direction, a transmission spring configured to transmit the thrust of the actuator from the moving member to a sleeve, a return spring, a stopper, and an electronic control unit configured to control the actuator. The electronic control unit is configured to execute first control for setting the thrust of the actuator to a thrust in a first region, and, when a halfway stopped state has occurred through the first control, execute second control for setting a thrust larger than the thrust in the first control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354511

Internal combustion engine with supercharger

The compressor of a forced induction device is provided in the intake passage of an internal combustion engine. An introduction passage for introducing purge gas into the intake passage is connected to the intake passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354508

Gas pipe for exhaust gas recirculation

A plurality of upper fins and a plurality of lower fins are each provided in an egr passage so as to be adjacent to each other across a predetermined space in a direction perpendicular to an exhaust-gas flow direction. The upper fins and the lower fins are gradually narrowed in width toward their respective projection directions, so that both sides thereof in their width direction have inclined surfaces. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354487

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine, equipped with: an exhaust purification catalyst provided in the exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine and capable of absorbing oxygen; a downstream air-fuel ratio sensor provided downstream from the exhaust purification catalyst in the direction of the exhaust flow; and an engine control device that controls the internal combustion engine in response to the output from the downstream air-fuel ratio sensor. The downstream air-fuel ratio sensor is configured such that the applied voltage for which the output current is zero changes in response to the exhaust air-fuel ratio, and such that when the exhaust air-fuel ratio equals the theoretical air-fuel ratio and the applied voltage in the downstream air-fuel ratio sensor is increased, the output current increases in conjunction therewith. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354475

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a control unit determining the occurrence or non-occurrence of dew condensation in a tip portion of a nozzle based on a nozzle heat receiving amount of an injector and a nozzle tip temperature of the injector at a point in time when ignition is turned off and performing nozzle corrosion prevention control when the dew condensation is determined to occur in the nozzle tip portion. The control unit calculates a nozzle tip temperature reduction rate based on the nozzle heat receiving amount, calculates a dew point arrival time based on the reduction rate, and determines the occurrence or non-occurrence of the dew condensation in the nozzle tip portion based on the dew point arrival time.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354438

Exhaust heat recovery device

An exhaust heat recovery device of the present invention has: a first pipe through which exhaust from an engine flows; a second pipe that branches-off from the first pipe, and at which is disposed a heat recovery apparatus that carries out heat exchange with the exhaust and recovers exhaust heat; a valve member that adjusts an amount of flow of the exhaust that flows-in from the first pipe to the second pipe; and plural driving members that drive the valve member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354083

Method for forming heat insulating film, and structure of heat insulating film

A method for forming a heat insulating film includes: a step of subjecting an aluminum alloy constituting a surface of a base material to an anodic oxidation treatment to form an anodic oxidation coating film having pores formed in the surface thereat a step of coating on the surface of the anodic oxidation coating film a sealing material that includes a silicon-based polymer solution and particles of a heat insulating material that are dispersed in the silicon-based polymer solution and are particles having an average particle diameter that is larger than an average pore diameter of the pores; and a step of drying and baking the sealing material to form a sealing coating film.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354042

Forged component, method for manufacturing the same, and connecting rod

A forged component having a chemical composition including, by mass %, c: 0.30 to 0.45%, si: 0.05 to 0.35%, mn: 0.50 to 0.90%, p: 0.030 to 0.070%, s: 0.040 to 0.070%, cr: 0.01 to 0.50%, al: 0.001 to 0.050%, v: 0.25 to 0.35%, ca: 0 to 0.0100%, n: 0.0150% or less, and the balance being fe and unavoidable impurities, and satisfying formula 1. Metal structure is a ferrite pearlite structure, and a ferrite area ratio is 30% or more. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353134

Collision avoidance assistance device and collision avoidance assistance method

A collision avoidance assistance device includes a target control amount calculation unit configured to calculate a target control amount used for travelling on a target trajectory through which the vehicle passes, a first control amount calculation unit configured to calculate a first control amount to be applied by the first steering assistance system out of the target control amount, and output the first control amount to the first steering assistance system, and a second control amount calculation unit configured to calculate a second control amount to be applied by the second steering assistance system out of the target control amount, and output the second control amount to the second steering assistance system. The first control amount is set to be larger than the second control amount during a predetermined time period from a time of starting the collision avoidance assistance.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353092

Control apparatus for vehicle

If operation mode of an engine is transitioned from natural aspiration lean-burn operation mode to supercharged lean-burn operation mode, an engine control portion temporarily changes an air-fuel ratio from a lean air-fuel ratio to a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio or a rich air-fuel ratio. When the air-fuel ratio is changed from the lean air-fuel ratio to the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio or the rich air-fuel ratio by the engine control portion, a transmission control portion switches a gear ratio of the automatic transmission to a gear ratio that provides an engine rotational speed at which the engine output becomes equal to an engine output before the air-fuel ratio is changed and also at which an intake pipe pressure becomes equal to or closest to an intake pipe pressure before the air-fuel ratio is changed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353091

Control device for vehicle and method of controlling vehicle

A control device for a vehicle includes a control unit configured to: implement a first travelling mode of engaging a power connecting/disconnecting device at a time an accelerator opening is greater than a fully closed state and not greater than a first opening; implement a second travelling mode of releasing the power connecting/disconnecting device at a time the accelerator opening is greater than the first opening and smaller than a second opening; implement a third travelling mode of stopping a fuel supply to an engine with the power connecting/disconnecting device engaged at a time the accelerator opening is fully closed; and control an output of the engine so that a vehicle deceleration at a time of implementing the first travelling mode gradually changes.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353086

Control device for vehicle and control method for vehicle

A control device for a vehicle includes a control unit. The control unit has a first traveling mode in which a power connection and disconnection device is engaged during traveling, a second traveling mode in which the power connection and disconnection device is released during traveling, and a third traveling mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353081

Driving assistance apparatus

A driving assistance apparatus includes: a moving-body-information acquiring unit configured to acquire moving-body information including a position and a speed vector of a moving body existing laterally ahead of own vehicle; an assistance-target determining unit configured to determine an assistance target approaching from a lateral direction with respect to a travelling direction of the own vehicle; a movement-point predicting unit configured to use the speed vector of the moving body to predict a future movement point; a detection-range changing unit configured to change the detection range by adding a change region to include the movement point along a moving direction indicated by the speed vector at a time the movement point is out of the detection range; and an assistance performing unit configured to perform driving assistance on an assistance target including the moving body determined as the assistance target within a changed detection range.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353080

Automatic parking system

An automatic parking system is disclosed. The automatic parking system includes: a monitoring device configured to monitor a parking space and a traveling path in a parking lot; an automatic drive unit configured to perform an automatic drive control for a vehicle in the parking lot to move from a current position to a predetermined target position in the parking lot based on a monitoring result of the monitoring device; and a contact determination unit configured to perform a contact determination between the vehicle in the automatic drive control and an obstacle, based on the monitoring result, or the like. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353078

Driving assistance apparatus

A driving assistance apparatus includes: a moving-body detecting unit configured to detect a position of a moving body around a subject vehicle; a wall-position acquiring unit configured to acquire a position of a wall around the subject vehicle; an assistance-target determining unit configured to determine whether the detected moving body is an assistance target that exists ahead of the subject vehicle and approaches the subject vehicle from a lateral direction; a first specifying unit configured to determine whether the wall is positioned on a straight line connecting between a position of the moving body and the position of the subject vehicle to specify the moving body with the wall positioned on the straight line; and an assistance performing unit configured to perform driving assistance on an assistance target excluding the specified moving body.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353077

Hybrid vehicle and control method for the same

A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electric power storage device, an electric motor, a shutter, and an electronic control unit. The shutter is configured to introduce air into an engine compartment of the hybrid vehicle from outside the hybrid vehicle during traveling of the hybrid vehicle in a state where the shutter is open. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353074

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

The control apparatus of the present invention is applied to a hybrid vehicle including an internal combustion engine that is capable of changing over its combustion state between lean combustion and stoichiometric combustion. The control apparatus executes noise suppression control by limiting the operating point of the internal combustion engine to be upon a noise suppression line for lean combustion or to be upon a noise suppression line for stoichiometric combustion, so that the noise generated by a power transmission mechanism is suppressed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353073

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

The control apparatus of the present invention is applied to a hybrid vehicle that, as power sources for propulsion, includes an internal combustion engine that can change over between lean combustion and stoichiometric combustion, and motor-generators. The control apparatus performs the noise suppression control in which the operating points of the internal combustion engine are limited so as to suppress noise generated by a power transmission mechanism, and changes over the operational mode of the internal combustion engine if the thermal efficiency when performing the noise suppression control by changing over the operational mode of the internal combustion engine is higher than the thermal efficiency when performing the noise suppression control by keeping the operational mode of the internal combustion engine the same.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353072

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system including: a differential device provided with rotary elements respectively connected to an engine, first and second electric motors and an output rotary member; a brake for selectively fixing the rotary element connected to the first electric motor, to a stationary member; and a parking-lock mechanism preventing a rotary motion of a parking-lock gear connected to the output rotary member, when a manually-operated shifting device is operated to a parking-lock position. The control apparatus includes an engine starting control-portion configured to start the engine in a starting-mode wherein an operating speed of the engine is raised with a torque generated by the second electric motor in an engaged state of the brake, where the engine is required to be started while the vehicle has been held at rest and the rotary motion of the parking-lock gear is prevented by the parking-lock mechanism.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150353041

Structure for joining resin parts and bumper cover structure

One resin part has an engaged portion at an end portion. The engaged portion has a fit-together hole at an inner wall and a first extending piece disposed at a peripheral edge portion of the fit-together hole extends-out from a first side wall that connects the inner wall and the end portion of the one resin part. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352981

Vehicle seat

A vehicle seat includes a supporting member that supports a load of a seated person, a cushion frame, a rear pipe that is rotatably attached to the cushion frame, a lifter link that is fixed to the rear pipe, and a bracket that is rotatably attached to the rear pipe. An inclination of the cushion frame changes when the cushion frame is moved up and down by tilting the lifter link. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352962

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a rotary electric machine, an electric power storage device, an electric power generation device, a switch, and an ecu. The switch is a switch operated by a user when the user requires recovery control to be executed or stopped. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352939

Engine mount

Provided is an engine mount for a power unit. The power unit is supported by a support via the engine mount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352774

Method for manufacturing automotive resin part and manufacturing device of automotive resin part

A method for manufacturing an automotive resin part includes: heating a fiber reinforced plastic material that uses a thermoplastic resin as a binder resin and arranging the fiber reinforced plastic material between a first die having a projected section for molding and a second die having a recessed section for molding that corresponds to the projected section; approaching the first die and the second die in a molding direction and holding the fiber reinforced plastic material by the projected section and a movable pad provided in the recessed section; and stacking the first die and the second die in the molding direction and press-molding the fiber reinforced plastic material while a state that the fiber reinforced resin material is held between the projected section and the movable pad is maintained by moving the movable pad along with movement of the projected section in the molding direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352754

Method of manufacturing resin molded body, and press die for resin molding

A method of manufacturing a resin molded body includes: a first step of heating a fiber reinforced resin material in which a thermoplastic resin is used as a fiber binder resin, and placing the fiber reinforced resin material between an upper die (first die) and a lower die (second die) that respectively have cavity surfaces at which plural surface convex portions are provided; and a second step of superposing the upper die (first die) and the lower die (second die) on each other in a molding direction, and press molding the fiber reinforced resin material at the cavity surfaces.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352654

Welding device and welding method

A first electrode and a second electrode carry out welding in cooperation with each other. A power supply applies a first voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352643

Material to be worked in face driving and method for working the same

Provided is a material to be worked in face driving, which can facilitate making a face driver hold the material and can prevent a slide in the rotating direction between the face driver and the material, and a method for working the material. The material is to be worked with one end surface thereof held by the face driver having a center pin and a plurality of driving claws arranged around the center pin. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352629

Forging device and forging method

In a forging device including a rotating table and a shaping roller, which forging device forges a workpiece such that an outer peripheral surface of the shaping roller is pressed against an end surface of the workpiece in a central-axis direction of the workpiece while the workpiece is rotated by the rotating table, the shaping roller is placed apart from a rotation axis, and a position of that end of the outer peripheral surface of the shaping roller which is opposite to a rotation-axis side in a central-axis direction of the shaping roller is placed at an outer side in a radial direction of the workpiece relative to a position of an outer peripheral surface of the workpiece that has been forged.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150351235

Multilayer wiring board and manufacturing method for the multilayer wiring board

A manufacturing method for a multilayer wiring board includes: forming a groove on a surface of a first thermoplastic resin board; forming a modified layer made of resin having a melting point lower than a melting point of resin constituting the first thermoplastic resin board, by applying light to a region of the surface of the first thermoplastic resin board other than a region around the groove; filling the groove of the first thermoplastic resin board with conductive material having fluidity; and bonding a second thermoplastic resin board to the surface of the first thermoplastic resin board, on which the modified layer is formed, by thermocompression bonding.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150350176

Vehicle network authentication system, and vehicle network authentication method

Provided is a vehicle network authentication system such that processing by a vehicle control device can be smoothed while security of communication using dummy data is maintained. A vehicle control device as an authenticating entity is provided with an authentication unit that allocates authority in accordance with the amount of authentication of data for authentication transmitted from a vehicle control device as an authenticated entity. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349935

Communications system, on-vehicle electronic device and communication method

An on-vehicle electronic device creates a first signal and a second signal, and designates the number of times of transmitting the second signal. When noise is generated, the first signal includes information indicating a period of time to receive a signal by the portable device longer than that when noise is not generated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349582

Charging control device using in-vehicle solar cell

A solar ecu included in a charging controller is configured to temporarily store electric power generated by an in-vehicle solar cell of an electric power supply unit in a low-voltage battery when a vehicle is traveling. Further, when the vehicle is traveling, a battery ecu included in the charging controller is configured to maintain a charging relay in an open state (disconnected state) so that the electric power temporarily stored in the low-voltage battery is not supplied to a main battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349581

Charging control device, charging control method, computer program, and recording medium

A charging control unit is used in a system having an engine, an electric power generator, and a battery charged by electric power generated by the electric power generator and being capable of executing stop control for prohibiting the engine from restarting in a state where the engine is stopped. The charging control device is provided with a charging and discharging rate calculation unit calculating a charging and discharging rate, the charging and discharging rate being the ratio of the absolute value of a charging current integrated value of the battery to the absolute value of a discharging current integrated value of the battery following the full charging of the battery, a pre-charging execution unit allowing the execution of the stop control, charging the battery by the electric power generated by the electric power generator, and executing pre-charging for increasing the average remaining capacity of the battery, the pre-charging execution unit shortening a period during which the pre-charging is executed when the calculated charging and discharging rate is high, and a refresh charging execution unit executing refresh charging for charging the battery by the electric power generated by the electric power generator, without executing the stop control, after the execution of the pre-charging and allowing the battery to be fully charged.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349386

Method for manufacturing sealed battery

Provided is a method for manufacturing a sealed battery, capable of reducing an erroneous determination rate in a leak testing step. The method including the leak testing step for detecting leak of a detection gas introduced into a battery case, includes: an introducing step for introducing the detection gas into the battery case which is temporarily sealed by covering the battery case; and an adjusting step for adjusting at least one of the pressure inside the battery case temporarily sealed and the pressure outside the battery case so that the pressure inside the battery case into which the detection gas has been introduced is lower than the pressure outside the battery case.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349379

Manufacturing method for all-solid-state battery and all-solid-state battery

A manufacturing method for an all-solid-state battery including a positive electrode layer, a negative electrode layer, a solid electrolyte layer, a positive electrode current collector layer, and a negative electrode current collector layer is provided. At least one of the positive and negative electrode layers is an electrode layer containing a sulfide-based solid electrolyte and having a first main surface and a second main surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349378

All-solid battery and method for manufacturing the same

An all-solid battery that at least includes a negative electrode layer containing a negative electrode active material and a sulfide solid electrolyte, and a negative electrode current collector containing a metal that is in contact with the negative electrode layer and can react with the sulfide solid electrolyte, in which a sulfur compound generated by a reaction of the metal contained in the negative electrode current collector and the sulfide solid electrolyte contained in the negative electrode layer is not present in a contact portion of the negative electrode layer and the negative electrode current collector.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349377

Sulfide solid electrolyte material, lithium solid battery and method of preparing sulfide solid electrolyte material

A sulfide solid electrolyte material exhibiting li ion conductivity contains an organic compound having a molecular weight within a range of 30 to 300, wherein the organic compound has a content of 0.8 wt % or less.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349329

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same

A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode composite material layer containing first positive electrode active material particles containing a lithium nickel composite oxide, second positive electrode active material particles containing lithium iron phosphate, and a conductive material. A ratio of the second positive electrode active material particles in a total mass of the first positive electrode active material particles and the second positive electrode active material particles is not lower than 5 mass % and not higher than 20 mass %. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349304

Assembled battery

The present specification discloses a technology for protecting a portion where corrosion may occur in the assembled battery. An assembled battery includes a plurality of battery packs. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150349303

Secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same

Provided is a secondary battery in which a battery lid is fixed to a battery case by inserting the battery lid into an opening of the battery case having the opening, and emitting laser beams to a butting portion between the battery case and the battery lid to perform butt welding, wherein, when a battery lid-side welding mark formed in the battery lid has a distance from a surface of the battery lid to a lower end of the battery lid-side welding mark which is defined as a battery lid-side welding depth, and a battery case-side welding mark formed in the battery case has a distance from the surface of the battery lid to a lower end of the battery case-side welding mark which is defined as a battery case-side welding depth, the battery lid-side welding depth is deeper than the battery case-side welding depth.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150346055

Transmission testing device and transmission testing method

A transmission testing device that performs tests to verify transmission functionality has: an output shaft directly or indirectly coupled to a differential gear section of the transmission; a rotary driving unit for rotating the output shaft; and a cylindrical meshing unit comprising a meshing portion to mesh with a side gear of the differential gear section, and a chuck portion in which a fluid circuit is formed. The meshing unit is fixed to a differential case of the differential gear section by way of expanding the chuck portion in the radial direction of the chuck portion by applying pressure to the fluid in the fluid circuit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150346038

Semiconductor apparatus

A semiconductor apparatus includes a switching device; a first reflux diode connected in reverse parallel with the switching device; a current path connected in parallel with the first reflux diode; a second reflux diode inserted into the current path in series; and a temperature detection part configured to detect a temperature based on a differential voltage between a forward voltage of the first reflux diode and a forward voltage of the second reflux diode. A current density of the first reflux diode and a current density of the second reflux diode are different from one another.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345731

Vehicle lamp structure

A rear combination lamp is configured to include a door-side lamp portion, which has a first led, a first housing, and a first lens, and a fender-side lamp portion, which has a second led, a second housing, and a second lens. The door-side lamp portion and the fender-side lamp portion are disposed adjacent to one another in the vehicle width direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345619

Vehicle drive device

A vehicle drive device includes an oil pump, a first one-way clutch, a first transmission path configured to transmit a driving force generated in an engine to the oil pump via the first one-way clutch, a second one-way clutch, a second transmission path configured to transmit a driving force from an output shaft of a transmission portion to the oil pump via the second one-way clutch, and a power transmission interruption device configured to interrupt transmission of the driving force generated in the engine to a drive wheel. A speed ratio between the engine and the oil pump in the first transmission path is set to be smaller than a speed ratio obtained by multiplying the smallest speed ratio of the transmission portion by a speed ratio between the transmission portion and the oil pump in the second transmission path.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345599

Continuously variable transmission

A continuously variable transmission includes: first to third power transmission components; a rolling component; a support shaft for the rolling component; a first guide member that includes a first guide portion for guiding a first protrusion portion of the inserted support shaft; a gear shift member that includes a gear change portion; a first actuator which tilts each rolling component by moving each second protrusion portion along the gear change portion with rotation of the gear shift member at a time an input-output gear ratio is changed; a second guide member that includes a second guide portion for guiding a second protrusion portion of the inserted support shaft; and a second actuator which prohibits rotation of the second guide member during reverse rotation of the first and second power transmission components and allows rotation of the second guide member during normal rotation of the first and second power transmission components.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345587

Absorber system for vehicle

An absorber system for a vehicle includes a controller. The controller determines a reference control amount as a reference of a target control amount which is a target of a control amount for controlling a damping force with respect to an operation of a cylinder in its extension and an operation of the cylinder in its compression. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345583

Vibration-damping device

A vibration-damping device wherein a concave groove is provided on an opposing face of at least one of first and second stopper portions to another. An inner protrusion is formed on a rubber buffer layer overlapped with the opposing face so as to be inserted into the concave groove, and both sides of the inner protrusion in a lengthwise direction of the concave groove are free end faces. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345359

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine (as amended)

An object of the present invention is to suppress a reduction in an nox purification ratio when an addition is implemented to prevent a blockage from occurring in a reducing agent addition valve. A fuel addition valve, a catalyst having an oxidation capacity, and a selective reduction type nox catalyst are provided in sequence in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine, and when a temperature of the selective reduction type nox catalyst is within a predetermined temperature range while a predetermined condition for injecting fuel from the fuel addition valve is established, an amount of fuel injected from the fuel addition valve is reduced below an amount of fuel injected when the temperature of the selective reduction type nox catalyst is outside the predetermined temperature range.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345358

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

A three way catalyst and an nox storage catalyst are arranged in an engine exhaust passage. In an engine low load operating region, a combustion is performed under a lean air-fuel ratio, and when nox should be released from the nox storage catalyst, the air-fuel ratio in a combustion chamber is made rich. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345357

Exhaust gas purification device for internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine is configured in such a manner that an exhaust gas purification catalyst (13) and a hydrocarbon supply valve (15) are provided in an exhaust gas passage. An exhaust gas purification device selectively uses: a first nox purification method in which hydrocarbon is sprayed from the hydrocarbon supply valve at predetermined intervals, purifying nox contained in exhaust gas; and a second nox purification method in which the air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas which flows into the exhaust gas purification catalyst is made rich at intervals longer than the predetermined intervals, causing the exhaust gas purification catalyst to release occluded nox and cleaning the nox. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345179

Cylinder lock device

A cylinder lock device includes a body, a rotor rotatably arranged inside the body, a holder lever rotationally driven according to a rotation of the rotor, an engagement lever that is link-connected to the holder lever so as to be angularly adjustable and rotationally driven according to a rotation of the rotor, and a retention mechanism to hold the engagement lever into a predetermined direction relative to the body. The retention mechanism is configured to force a protrusion on the engagement lever to contact the holder lever by an elastic force thereof.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150345178

Cylinder lock device

A cylinder lock device includes a body, a rotor rotatably arranged inside the body, a first sleeve rotatably arranged between the body and the rotor, a rotatable holder lever arranged to face a side of the rotor opposite to the key insertion side, a second sleeve that is arranged between the rotor and the holder lever, is axially movable relative to the holder lever and rotates in conjunction with the holder lever, and a biasing member pressing the second sleeve toward the rotor so as to engage the second sleeve with the rotor, the biasing member applying a force in a circumferential direction of the second sleeve or the holder lever. The body includes a region that serves both as a stopper against an end portion of the biasing member and as a contact portion for restricting the second lever or the holder lever from moving in a rotation direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150344913

Recombinant microorganism and method for producing a substance using the same

This invention provides a recombinant microorganism into which an acyl-coa reductase exerting excellent activity in a reduction reaction involving the use of acyl-coa as a substrate has been introduced. Such recombinant microorganism comprises a nucleic acid encoding a protein (a) or (b) below introduced into a host microorganism: (a) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of seq id no: 2; or (b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 70% or higher identity to the amino acid sequence of seq id no: 2 and having activity for synthesizing an aldehyde compound from acyl-coa.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150344851

Recombinant microorganism and method for producing a substance using the same

This invention provides a recombinant microorganism into which an acyl-coa reductase exhibiting excellent activity in a reduction reaction using acyl-coa as a substrate has been introduced. Such recombinant microorganism comprises a nucleic acid encoding an acyl-coa reductase comprising any of characteristic common sequences 1 to 3 introduced into a host microorganism.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150344071

Vehicle front portion structure

There is provided a vehicle front portion structure including: a front pillar having a lower portion disposed on a vehicle rear side of a front wheel well; a rocker having a front end portion joined to a lower end portion of the lower portion of the front pillar; and a reinforcing member that is formed with a length in a vehicle up and down direction, is disposed near a vehicle front side in the lower portion of the front pillar, reinforces a front portion side of the lower portion, and is not joined to the rocker.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150344064

Steering-column device

A steering column device is provided with a suspension mechanism which is supported on a fixed bracket, suspends a movable jacket through a movable bracket, and can move in a column movement direction at the time of a secondary collision. The suspension mechanism includes a suspension bolt which is inserted into a first plate of the fixed bracket and a second plate of a tilt bracket and is screwed into a nut. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150344024

Control system for vehicle

A control system for a vehicle capable of changing a deceleration by changing a shift range, includes: a pm-ecu for controlling a powertrain of the vehicle; and a start switch operated by a driver to start and stop the pm-ecu. When the start switch is operated during travel of the vehicle, the pm-ecu stops control of the powertrain. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150344023

Hybrid vehicle

A control unit for a hybrid vehicle determines whether warming of an engine is insufficient in an outside electric power feed mode. When the warming of the engine is insufficient, it is determined whether current time is in an initial period of electric power feed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150344020

Hybrid vehicle

In response to a dn operation that changes a shift position sp from a d position to an n position during forward drive in an hv drive mode, then an accelerator position acc is not less than a reference accelerator position aref (step s130), a mechanical neutral control is performed to provide a neutral state by releasing transmission of power between an intermediate shaft 32 and a driveshaft 36 by a multi-speed transmission 60 (step s230). An engine and two motors are then controlled to be rotated at rotation speeds close to rotation speeds nedn, nm1dn and nm2dn at the time of dn operation (steps s250, s270 and s280).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343930

Vehicle seats

A tiltable vehicle seat has a seat frame, a pad formed in a mold associated with the seat frame and a bracket attaching a seatback to the seat frame. The pad is formed through foaming to expand and engulf the seat frame and is integrated with the seat frame. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343927

Headrest and vehicle seat provided therewith

It is obtained a headrest and a vehicle seat provided therewith, capable of obtaining attenuating effect characteristics with respect to oscillation at two resonant frequencies with a simple configuration. A mass body is supported by an elastically deformable first urethane member configuring part of a headrest pad inside a headrest cover of a vehicle seat. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343924

Vehicle seat apparatus

A vehicle seat apparatus includes a seat portion, a seatback arranged on a rear side of the seat portion, a seat portion supporting mechanism that supports the seat portion such that a right side and a left side of the seat portion are able to move relative to one another in a vertical direction of the vehicle seat apparatus, and a seat portion restoring force generating mechanism that generates a restoring force that returns the seat portion to an original position when the seat portion rotates.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343904

Vehicle having power control unit

A vehicle in one exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a power control unit, a first control unit, and a second control unit. The first control unit further acquires collision prediction information indicating whether there is a possibility that the vehicle will collide and executes the discharge control if (i) the collision information is received, (ii) an abnormality occurs in the communication with the second control unit and, the collision prediction information indicates that there is a possibility that the vehicle will collide, or (iii) a voltage of an auxiliary power supply becomes lower than a threshold voltage and, the collision prediction information indicates that there is a possibility that the vehicle will collide.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343899

Fuel tank structure

A fuel tank structure is obtained that can prevent or suppress excessive stress concentrating at fixed portions of a separator and an inner wall of a fuel tank main body. A separator for reducing flow noise of fuel is disposed at an interior of a fuel tank that accommodates fuel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343891

Exhaust structure for vehicle

An exhaust structure includes a first exhaust path and a second exhaust path. The first exhaust path includes a box outlet and at least an exhaust duct that includes a duct inlet arranged below a rear seat and configured to open toward a battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343874

Vehicle state detection device

An unsprung state detection part (140) calculates a variation amount x (=. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343509

Manufacturing method and manufacturing device of sub-muffler outer cylinder

Provided is a manufacturing method of a sub-muffler outer cylinder (20, 220), the manufacturing method comprising pushing one push roll (10, 210) toward two receive rolls (11, 12, 211, 212) and then bending a plate-shape workpiece (w0, w20) to form the sub-muffler outer cylinder (20, 220) made of a cylindrical-shaped body. A push-in amount in a part (20f˜20g, 220f˜220g) of the workpiece corresponding to a corner part of the cylindrical-shaped body is made larger than a push-in amount in a part (20a˜20e, 220a˜220e) of the workpiece corresponding to a side part of the cylindrical-shaped body to form the cylindrical-shaped body (20, 220) having a polygonal cross-sectional shape.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343379

Atmosphere-cleaning device for vehicles

An exhaust gas purification catalyst includes: a support formed of alumina and yttria; and platinum and palladium that are supported on the support. An yttria content in the support is 2 mass % to 15 mass %. An exhaust gas purification catalyst includes an alumina support, a silica layer, and active metal particles. The silica layer is formed on a surface of the alumina support. An object of this invention is to provide an atmosphere-cleaning device for vehicles that is capable of restoring the function of an ozone purifying body carried by a vehicle component. Mud, dust, snow-melting agents as well as sox and nox are scattered into the atmosphere as a result of being swirled up by a preceding vehicle or due to weather and climate conditions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150342820

Walk training apparatus and walk training method thereof

A walk training apparatus includes a walking assist device, a first tensile portion, and a second tensile portion. The walking assist device is configured to be attached to a leg of a user so as to assist the user in walking. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150342819

Walking training system and walking training method of the same

A walking training system includes a walking assistance apparatus that is mounted on a leg portion of a user, and assists the user's walking, first pulling means for pulling at least one of the walking assistance apparatus and the leg portion of the user to a front side; and second pulling means for pulling at least one of the walking assistance apparatus and the leg portion of the user to a rear side. A pulling point of the walking assistance apparatus and/or the leg portion of the user, which is pulled by the first and second pulling means is provided to be movable around the leg portion of the user.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150341568

Video display apparatus, video switching apparatus, and video display method

A video display apparatus includes video output units to output signals representing first videos captured or received, respectively, and when a predetermined signal is input from an outside, only for a predetermined period, to output signals representing second videos having fixed images, instead of the signals representing the first videos, respectively; a display to display a video based on the signal output by one of the video output units; and a control apparatus to output the predetermined signal to the video output units, and after having output the predetermined signal, to execute switching a signal representing a video output to the display among the signals representing the videos output by the video output units, while the video output units having the signals representing the videos output to the display before and after the switching, respectively, output the signals representing the second videos, respectively.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150340966

Inverter device

A compact inverter device that includes a power module having a switching element and a smoothing capacitor that converts electric power between dc power and ac power. The inverter is configured with a plate-like dc bus board to which the smoothing capacitor is fixed, a fixing member that maintains a relative positional relation between the dc bus board. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150340946

Charge pump circuit and pll circuit

A charge pump circuit includes a constant current circuit configured to have one terminal connected with a power source node; a first node configured to input or output a current; a second node configured to be set to have a potential difference with the first node being less than or equal to a predetermined value; a first transistor configured to have one terminal connected with the first node; a second transistor configured to have one terminal connected with the second node, and to operate inverse to an operation of the first transistor; and a third transistor configured to be connected between a connection node, to which another terminal of the first transistor and another terminal of the second transistor are connected, and another terminal of the constant current circuit. The third transistor has a gate connected with a constant voltage source, and functions as a constant current source.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150340884

Electric power supply control device and electric power supply control method

Provided is an electric power supply control device for an electric power supply apparatus including a plurality of storage batteries and an electric power generator performing charging of the plurality of storage batteries, the electric power supply control device controlling a parallel connection between the plurality of storage batteries. Voltage adjustment by one of a) charging processing by electric power feeding from the electric power generator to the storage battery having the lowest output voltage among the plurality of storage batteries and b) discharging processing by electric power feeding from the storage battery having the highest output voltage among the plurality of storage batteries to a load circuit connected to the storage battery having the highest output voltage is performed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150340716

Fuel cell system and control method for same

A fuel cell system, including: a fuel cell having at least one combination of an electrolyte membrane and a cathode-side catalyst layer and an anode-side catalyst layer that have a plurality of pores; a control unit that operates the fuel cell such that an output current determined in accordance with an external load is output from the fuel cell; and an output current acquisition unit that acquires an output current of the fuel cell; wherein, when the control unit determines that an anode in-flowing water amount, which flows to the anode-side catalyst layer when the fuel cell continues power generation at a first output current acquired at a prescribed timing, exceeds a prescribed anode-side allowable water amount, the control unit performs current limitation control to operate the fuel cell at a second output current that is higher than the first output current, regardless of a requirement of the external load.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150340681

Method of producing coated active material

The main object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing a coated active material capable of forming a coating layer while controlling damage to the active material surface. The invention solves the problem by providing a method of producing a coated active material, the coated active material is provided with an active material and a coating layer containing a sulfide solid electrolyte, including the steps of: a preparation step of preparing a raw material composition containing the active material and the sulfide solid electrolyte, and a kneading step of performing a rotary and revolutionary kneading process for the raw material composition without using a crushing medium and forming the coating layer on the surface of the active material.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150340146

Magnetizing device and magnetizing method of rotor core

A magnetizing device of a rotor core capable of suppressing deformation of electromagnetic steel sheets is provided. A magnetizing device of a rotor core according to one aspect of the present invention is a magnetizing device of a rotor core in which electromagnetic steel sheets are laminated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150339865

Vehicle information acquiring apparatus, vehicle information supplying apparatus, and information communicating system of vehicle having vehicle information acquiring apparatus and vehicle information supplying apparatus

A vehicle information management server provided in a vehicle information center transmits to an information transmission/reception ecu provided in a vehicle both command information for acquiring required vehicle information, and wait time information indicating a timing at which the vehicle information is to be transmitted via an external communication network. The information transmission/reception ecu of the vehicle receives the transmitted command information and wait time information. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150339025

Operation apparatus

An operation apparatus includes a touch operation surface configured to move in up and down directions, with a sensor for outputting a signal representing a touch of a finger thereon, and with an outer frame element or a dead zone; a downward movement detection part that outputs a signal representing a movement of the touch operation surface in the down direction; and a control device that executes, when the movement of the touch operation surface in the down direction is detected while the touch of the finger on the touch operation surface is not detected, at least one of scrolling lists in an image area or the image area itself displayed in a display that is located remotely with respect to the touch operation surface, changing the image area displayed on the display to another image area, and successively moving a cursor in the image area displayed on the display.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150338514

Radar device

A radar apparatus is provided by which it is possible to detect a target at high resolution with a relatively small calculation amount without increasing the band width of a transmission signal. A fft transform means carrying out a fourier transform on a received signal received by a reception means into frequency spectrum data; a peak frequency detection means detecting a peak frequency of the frequency spectrum data acquired through the fourier transform; a data extraction means extracting data near the peak frequency from the frequency spectrum data acquired through the fourier transform, an inverse fft transform means carrying out an inverse fourier transform on the extracted data near the peak frequency into time base data; and a target detection means detecting the target by carrying out a high resolution process on the time base data acquired through the inverse fourier transform are included.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150338471

Reconstructed battery pack applicability determination method for used secondary battery, and reconstruction method for reconstructed battery pack

A determination method for a used secondary battery is provided. The determination method includes: comparing an alternating-current internal resistance threshold with an alternating-current internal resistance value; and determining whether a first secondary battery is allowed to be applied to a reconstructed battery pack. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150338468

Battery system

A battery system includes a chargeable and dischargeable secondary battery and a controller that estimates the deterioration state or the charge state of the secondary battery. When estimating the deterioration state or the charge state, the controller uses an average ion concentration between a positive electrode and a negative electrode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150338174

Heat transfer sheet and heat dissipation structure

A heat transfer sheet of the present invention includes a heat transfer layer having a first portion and a second portion provided in a position different from the first portion in a planar view of the heat transfer layer, the second portion being capable of expanding and contracting in a thickness direction of the heat transfer layer at an expansion ratio larger than that of the first portion depending on temperature changes in an object from which heat is to be dissipated. In a state that the heat transfer sheet is used, in the case where a temperature of the heat transfer layer is a predetermined temperature or lower, thermal conductivity between the object and a dissipation member is lowered due to creation of a gap between the second portion and the object and/or the dissipation member, whereas in the case where the temperature of the heat transfer layer is a predetermined temperature or higher, the thermal conductivity between the object and the dissipation member is increased due to substantial elimination of the gap.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150338022

High-pressure gas tank and liner with mouthopiece

The high-pressure gas tank includes a seal member extended in a layer-like form to cover the opening recess from a surface of the liner on an outer side of the inner circumferential wall of the mouthpiece placing portion to a surface of the mouthpiece flange on a center side of the flange outer peripheral edge. In a vertical section of the high-pressure gas tank, the flange outer peripheral edge and the inner circumferential wall of the mouthpiece placing portion are formed to satisfy dt>(sm/xgs)·100, where dt denotes a width of an opening of the opening recess, said dt being defined to be a distance between a flange outer peripheral edge-side end and an inner circumferential wall-side end of an opening of the opening recess. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337942

Gear device

A gear of a gear device includes a plurality of teeth having tooth surfaces. The tooth surfaces are shaped such that contact length ratios of three or more of the teeth are outside a predetermined range centered on an average value of the contact length ratios of all of the teeth, where the contact length ratio is obtained by dividing a contact length of a tooth contact face by a diagonal length of a plane of action.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337913

Engaging/disengaging mechanism

An engaging/disengaging mechanism including: an actuation mechanism capable of transmitting power to an engaging member to move the engaging member in a first direction to switch the engaging/disengaging mechanism into an engaged state and in a second direction to switch the engaging/disengaging mechanism into a disengaged state; and an elastic member capable of storing such elastic force that the engaging member is moved in the second direction to switch the engaging/disengaging mechanism into the disengaged state, wherein to switch the engaging/disengaging mechanism into the engaged state, the power transmitted by the actuation mechanism is reduced after the engaging member is moved by the power transmitted by the actuation mechanism so that the engaging/disengaging mechanism is switched into the engaged state, the elastic force of the elastic member being less intense when the engaging member is in the position than when the engaging/disengaging mechanism is switched into the disengaged state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337789

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus performs control of enabling idle operation of an internal combustion engine that generates a motive power applied to a driving wheel of a vehicle if a vehicle speed of the vehicle is lower than a predetermined vehicle speed that is set in advance, and disabling idle operation of the internal combustion engine if the vehicle speed of the vehicle is equal to or higher than the predetermined vehicle speed, when the vehicle is in a state other than an acceleration running state. Accordingly, the vehicle control apparatus achieves an effect of making it possible to suppress the consumption of fuel.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337784

Pump cover

A pump cover for a fuel pump is located at a position lateral to the fuel pump. The fuel pump is disposed on a cylinder head of an engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337771

Exhaust gas recirculation device

An exhaust gas recirculation device for an engine including a plurality of cylinders and intake branch passages is provided. The exhaust gas recirculation device includes an exhaust chamber and distribution passages for the respective cylinders. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337756

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine 1 includes a fuel injection valve 6 that injects fuel to a combustion chamber in which a flow is generated. For example, injection holes 611a and 611b are two adjacent injection holes among plural injection holes 611, and are two injection holes injecting the fuel to a region e1 and a region e2. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337752

Control device for internal combustion engine

A sensor for detecting oxygen concentration in exhaust gas or an air-fuel ratio provided with a solid electrolyte body, an exhaust gas side electrode being disposed on one side of the solid electrolyte body and being in contact with the exhaust gas, an atmosphere side electrode being disposed on the other side of the solid electrolyte body and being in contact with the atmosphere, and an electric circuit applying a reference voltage between these electrodes is arranged in an engine exhaust passage. The sensor for detecting the oxygen concentration in the exhaust gas or the air-fuel ratio has a characteristic in which an output current continues to increase without having a limiting current region when the voltage applied between the electrodes is increased while the air-fuel ratio is constant. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337744

Control device for internal combustion engine

An object of this invention is to appropriately control valve timings based on a fuel property and an engine temperature to improve exhaust emissions. An engine is equipped with a function that drives variable valve mechanisms to execute intake valve retarded-opening control and exhaust valve early-closing control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337718

Wastegate valve control device

A wastegate valve is arranged in a communication passage that bypasses the exhaust turbine of a turbocharger arranged in the exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine. When the opening degree of the wastegate valve is controlled to the fully closed opening degree, a determination value is calculated based on the operation state of the internal combustion engine, and the turbo rotation speed is detected. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337707

Abnormality diagnosis apparatus for exhaust gas purification apparatus

The present invention provides an abnormality diagnosis apparatus for an exhaust gas purification apparatus having an scr catalyst, with which a misdiagnosis of an abnormality in the scr catalyst even though the scr catalyst is normal can be suppressed. In the present invention, a nox purification ratio is determined using an estimated nox inflow amount as a parameter, and an abnormality in the scr catalyst is diagnosed on the basis of the nox purification ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337697

Oil separator

An oil separator is provided that efficiently recovers oil mist in blow-by gas regardless of differences in particle diameter. The oil separator includes a supply space to which blow-by gas from an internal combustion engine is supplied, and multiple cyclone-type oil separation units arranged along the gas supply direction, each having a cylindrical cylinder case part to which the blow-by gas from the supply space is supplied. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337325

Gene capable of improving material productivity in seed and method for use thereof

An object of the present invention is to search for a gene having a novel function that can cause an increase or decrease in material productivity, and particularly, fat and oil content. In the present invention, a chimeric protein obtained by fusing a transcription factor consisting of a protein comprising an amino acid sequence shown in any of the even-numbered seq id nos: 1 to 158 and a functional peptide capable of converting an arbitrary transcription factor into a transcriptional repressor is expressed in a plant.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150337322

Gene capable of improving material productivity in seed and method for use thereof

An object of the present invention is to search for a gene having a novel function that can cause an increase or decrease in material productivity, and particularly, fat and oil content. In the present invention, a chimeric protein obtained by fusing a transcription factor consisting of a protein comprising an amino acid sequence shown in any of the even-numbered seq id nos: 1 to 158 and a functional peptide capable of converting an arbitrary transcription factor into a transcriptional repressor is expressed in a plant.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336607

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device includes: a travelable region detecting device configured to detect a travelable region of a vehicle; a travel control device configured to execute trajectory control based on a target vehicle behavior amount calculated for the vehicle to travel in the travelable region detected by the travelable region detecting device; and a control device configured to calculate a target lateral position correction amount and a target yaw angle correction amount such that a vehicle response to a steering member of a driver when the trajectory control is executed becomes a predetermined vehicle response and correct the target vehicle behavior amount by using a corrected target lateral position based on the calculated target lateral position correction amount and a corrected target yaw angle based on the calculated target yaw angle correction amount when the trajectory control is executed by the travel control device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336579

Drive assist device and method, collision prediction device and method, and alerting device and method

A drive assist device includes: an approach degree calculator configured to calculate a first approach degree of a vehicle to an object in a vehicle traveling direction and to calculate a second approach degree of the vehicle to the object in a direction that intersects the vehicle traveling direction based on a relative velocity between the vehicle and the object; and a drive assist control unit configured to control execution of drive assist based on the first approach degree and the second approach degree.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336574

Drive assist device

A drive assist device includes an object detection unit that is configured to detect an object in front of a host vehicle, a curve detection unit that is configured to detect a curved path in front of the host vehicle, a collision determination unit that is configured to determine a collision between the host vehicle and the object, and in a case where the curved path is detected, makes it difficult to determine the object detected in the direction opposite to the curving direction as an obstacle compared to an object detected in the curving direction, and a collision determination unit that is configured to perform a collision avoidance assist on the host vehicle in a case where it is determined that the host vehicle and the obstacle may collide with each other.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336571

Driving apparatus for hybrid vehicle and control method thereof

An ecu executes control processing including a step of executing engagement control on a k0 clutch when a d→n operation is performed, a step of keeping the k0 clutch engaged until an n→d operation is performed, a step of executing engagement control on a c1 clutch when the n→d operation is performed, a step of keeping the k0 clutch engaged when a request to operate an engine is issued following the elapse of a predetermined time α, and a step of executing disengagement control on the k0 clutch when a request to operate the engine has not been issued.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336570

Control device for hybrid vehicle

Control device of hybrid vehicle including an engine connected via a clutch to power transmission path and a rotator acting at least as an electric motor, hybrid vehicle being configured to execute an engine running mode in which clutch is engaged to use at least engine as a drive force source for running and a motor running mode in which clutch is released to use rotator as drive force source for running, control device putting clutch into slip engagement to crank and start engine before clutch is completely engaged at time of switching to engine running mode during stop of engine with clutch released, control device of hybrid vehicle, when clutch temperature reaches predefined value at time of switching to the engine running mode, releasing clutch and causing rotator to generate drive force for running while controlling rotation speed of engine to synchronize rotation speeds before and after clutch.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336569

Drive control device for hybrid vehicle

A drive control device for a hybrid vehicle is provided with a differential device including four rotary elements; and an engine, first and second electric motors and an output rotary member which are respectively connected to the four rotary elements. One of the four rotary elements is constituted by a rotary component of a first differential mechanism and a rotary component of a second differential mechanism selectively connected through a clutch, and one of the rotary components is selectively fixed to a stationary member through a brake. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336567

Control device for hybrid vehicle

This control device is applied to a hybrid vehicle that is provided with a motor lock mechanism that changes over the state of a power distribution mechanism between a differentiating state in which a differentially rotating state between an engine and a first motor-generator is permitted, and a non-differentiating state in which the rotation of the first motor-generator is prohibited. The control device stops combustion by the engine and changes over to an ev mode when predetermined conditions become valid during implementation by the power distribution mechanism of a differentiating mode of the differentiating state or of a non-differentiating mode of the non-differentiating state. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336559

Drive control device

A drive control device includes: a meshing engagement unit; an engine; a rotary machine; a detector detecting a predetermined parameter; and a controller configured to perform a release control of causing the rotary machine to output a second rotation torque in a direction opposite to a first rotation torque applied from the engine to the engagement unit at a time the engagement unit is released. The release control includes setting a magnitude of the second rotation torque to a predetermined value larger than a magnitude of the first rotation torque at a time the predetermined parameter change degree is not smaller than a threshold value and gradually decreasing the magnitude of the second rotation torque, and setting the magnitude of the second rotation torque to a magnitude smaller than the predetermined value at a time the predetermined parameter change degree is smaller than the threshold value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336531

Head-protecting airbag device and method of folding airbag thereof

A head-protecting airbag device includes an airbag that is inflatable in such a manner as to separate an inboard side wall and an outboard side wall while unfolding downward from a housing. The airbag includes a front inflatable shielding region that covers an inboard side of a window and includes a sub inflatable region that is inflatable later than the main inflatable region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336516

Tool storage device used in a vehicle

A tool storage device includes a tool storage portion fitted to a spare tire and having an opening and a tool storage bottom surface and shaped such that an opening size of the opening is greater than an area of the tool storage bottom surface, and the tool storage portion includes a middle storage portion and first and second side storage portions. The middle storage portion has a middle storage bottom surface and side walls and receives an elongated tool, and one of the side walls has a holder to hold the elongated tool. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336468

Power supply system for vehicle, vehicle comprising the same, and method for controlling power supply system for vehicle

A power supply system for a vehicle includes a main battery, an auxiliary battery, a dc/dc converter, and a control device. The dc/dc converter is configured to be capable of performing bidirectional power conversion between the main battery and the auxiliary battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336457

Torque indicating device and vehicle including same

Disclosed is a torque indicating device including: a first indicating section that indicates a torque transmitted to primary drive wheels of a vehicle; and a second indicating section that indicates a torque transmitted to secondary drive wheels of the vehicle. The second indicating section indicates a quantity that is less than or equal to the quantity indicated by the first indicating section.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150336212

Laser welding method

A laser welding method includes: projecting a laser beam onto irradiation regions on plural metallic workpieces such that a weld section is formed when the workpieces are joined by laser welding, the weld section being formed of plural nuggets, and each of the irradiation regions being formed with each of the nuggets. The nuggets are sequentially formed by sequentially projecting the laser beam onto the irradiation regions that respectively correspond to the nuggets. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150334557

Information display apparatus, in-vehicle apparatus, and data update method

An information display apparatus configured to display database information obtained from an outside, includes a control unit configured to execute control for, when newly obtaining the database information from the outside, obtaining history information about the database information to be newly obtained from the outside, earlier than obtaining the database information to be newly obtained, and associating the history information with the database information that has already been obtained, to display the history information including the database information that has already been obtained.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333564

Vehicle control apparatus, vehicle, and vehicle control method

An auxiliary current amount that is used in an auxiliary that is mounted in a vehicle is calculated. A stop time ratio of the vehicle is calculated based on a running history of the vehicle, and an estimated stop time of the vehicle that is estimated based on the stop time ratio is calculated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333380

Temperature regulation system and method for estimating foreign matter clogging amount

A temperature regulation system includes: an electric storage device, installed in a vehicle and configured to perform charge and discharge; an intake duct that leads air of a vehicle interior to the electric storage device; a fan configured to cause the air to be taken into the intake duct; a filter that is provided inside the intake duct and that prevents passage of foreign matter; and a controller that estimates a clogging amount of the foreign matter on the filter. The controller is configured to increase the estimated clogging amount as there increases a total amount of the air that is supplied to the electric storage device accompanying driving of the fan, and the number of times that the vehicle is brought to a state in which air is allowed to flow into and flow out of the vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333368

Sulfide solid electrolyte material, battery, and method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte material

An object of the present invention is to provide a sulfide solid electrolyte material having satisfactory ion conductivity. In the present invention, the above object is solved by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material comprising a li element, a si element, a p element, a s element, and an x element (in which x represents at least one of f, cl, br and i), the sulfide solid electrolyte material having a crystal phase a having a peak at the position of 2θ=29.58°±1.00° measured by x-ray diffractometry using cukα ray.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333367

Sulfide solid electrolyte material, battery, and method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte material

An object of the present invention is to provide a sulfide solid electrolyte material having satisfactory ion conductivity. In the present invention, the above object is solved by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material comprising a li element, a si element, a p element, a s element, and an x element (in which x represents at least one of f, cl, br and i), the sulfide solid electrolyte material having a crystal phase b having a peak at the position of 2θ=30.12°±1.00° measured by x-ray diffractometry using cukα ray.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333354

Proton exchange material and method therefor

A proton exchange material includes a linear perfluorinated carbon backbone chain and a side chain extending off of the linear perfluorinated carbon backbone chain. The side chain includes at least one sulfonimide group, —so2—nh—so2—, and a carbon chain link between the at least one sulfonimide group and the linear perfluorinated carbon backbone chain. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333349

Fuel cell system and power generation performance recovery method of a fuel cell in a fuel cell system

To recovers the power generation performance of a fuel cell system, a power generation performance recovery method of the fuel cell system comprises: stopping supply of an oxidant gas to the fuel cell; and after a voltage generated by the fuel cell is decreased to or below a predetermined first value and when temperature of the fuel cell is decreased to or below a predetermined second value, restarting the supply of the oxidant gas to the fuel cell and thereby restarting power generation of the fuel cell, so as to produce water and thereby recover voltage of the fuel cell.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333333

Positive electrode paste and manufacturing method therefor

A positive electrode paste for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided. The positive electrode paste includes a binder and a positive electrode active material. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333324

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of producing same

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a positive electrode collector core material; and a sheet body including a plurality of granulation bodies. The sheet body is disposed on the positive electrode collector core material. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333323

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a pressure-type current interrupt device arranged in a conductive path, for interrupting the conductive path when an internal pressure exceeds a working pressure; a non-aqueous electrolyte; and a positive electrode composite material layer. The non-aqueous electrolyte contains a gas generation agent that generates a gas in an overcharge region, and the positive electrode composite material layer contains a first positive electrode active material particle including lithium iron phosphate, and a second positive electrode active material particle including lithium-nickel composite oxide. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333245

Thermoelectric generator

A thermoelectric generator that generates electricity using heat energy of exhaust gas, the thermoelectric generator comprising: an inflow portion into which exhaust gas flows from an exhaust passage; an outflow portion out of which exhaust gas flows; a branch passage that carries exhaust gas that has flowed in from the inflow portion toward the outflow portion; a plurality of thermoelectric modules arranged inside the branch passage, a length direction of each thermoelectric module of the plurality of thermoelectric modules being the same direction as a flow direction of exhaust gas in the exhaust passage, the plurality of thermoelectric modules being arranged in series in an exhaust gas flow direction from the inflow portion toward the outflow portion; and at least one wall that defines the branch passage, and the at least one wall being such that exhaust gas flows along both sides of the at least one wall.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333244

Thermoelectric generator

A thermoelectric generator for mounting on an internal combustion engine, includes a selecting device, an exhaust pipe, a thermoelectric conversion module, a regulating valve and a controller. The selecting device is configured to select a first operation mode and a second operation mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150333127

Silicon carbide semiconductor device

A silicon carbide semiconductor device includes: an element isolation layer and an electric field relaxation layer. The element isolation layer is arranged, from the surface of a base region to be deeper than the base region, between a main cell region and a sense cell region, and isolates the main cell region from the sense cell region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150331095

Sound detection device and sound detection method

A sound detection device is provided in a moving body and includes a sound detection unit configured to detect an ambient sound of the moving body and a determination unit configured to determine at least one of the presence of a sound source to be detected around the moving body, the approach of the sound source to the moving body, and the separation of the sound source from the moving body, on the basis of a degree of correlation between sound pressure information of a first preset frequency band in the ambient sound detected by the sound detection unit and sound pressure information of a second frequency band different from the first frequency band in the ambient sound detected by the sound detection unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150331055

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus is provided, which includes a sensor; and a processing device that calculates a soc, determines whether the calculation value of the soc is greater than a predetermined threshold, and permits execution of control that involves a discharge of a battery if the soc is greater than the predetermined threshold. When the processing device detects a decrease in accuracy of the soc, the processing device determines whether the calculation value of the soc at a time of detection of the decrease is greater than a predetermined value, and if yes, corrects the soc, etc., to continue the determination with the predetermined threshold, such that the execution of the control is permitted more difficulty, within a range in which the execution of the control can be permitted, with respect to a state before the detection.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330807

Poor visibility estimation system and poor visibility estimation method

Provided are a poor visibility estimation system and a poor visibility estimation method that can estimate poor visibility using a simpler configuration. A center has a change amount calculation unit for calculating the change amounts of operation elements of vehicles. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330472

Attachment structure for urging member

An attachment structure for an urging member includes an attachment member and a ring-like bushing. The attachment member has an insertion hole. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330375

Control device for vehicle drive device

A control device of a vehicle drive device including an electromagnetic valve oil pump sucking and discharging hydraulic oil through on/off operations of an electromagnetic valve, a drive frequency controller for controlling a drive frequency at which the electromagnetic valve is to be turned on/off, a temperature sensor for detecting an oil temperature of the hydraulic oil, and a hydraulic circuit supplied with the hydraulic oil discharged from the electromagnetic valve oil pump, the control device of a vehicle drive device further including a surge absorption circuit absorbing a counter electromotive force generated in the electromagnetic valve oil pump, the drive frequency of operation of the electromagnetic valve oil pump being set lower when the oil temperature is low than when the oil temperature is high.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330323

Control device for internal combustion engine

This control device for an internal combustion engine includes: an exhaust purification catalyst that is provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine; a downstream air-fuel ratio sensor that is provided downstream of the exhaust purification catalyst; and an air-fuel ratio control device that controls such that the air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst reaches a target air-fuel ratio. The downstream air-fuel ratio sensor is configured such that the applied voltage thereof at which the output current becomes zero decreases as the exhaust air-fuel ratio increases. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330291

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a fuel injection valve that injects fuel to a combustion chamber in which a swirl flow is generated; a piston including a cavity exposed to the combustion chamber; and a cylinder head including a central portion serving as a portion defining the combustion chamber.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330276

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine, wherein an exhaust purification catalyst (13) and a hydrocarbon supply valve (15) are arranged in an engine exhaust passage, the internal combustion engine being provided with a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation device (lpl) for recirculating exhaust gas downstream of the exhaust air purification catalyst (13). When a lock up clutch (66) in a torque converter (27) should engage, non-sliding engagement of the lock up clutch (66) is prohibited in a case where an exhaust gas recirculation action is performed by the low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation device (lpl) and hydrocarbons are sprayed from the hydrocarbon supply valve (15) at predetermined cycles.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330275

Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine

An object of the present invention is to suppress a reduction in a nox purification ratio accompanying filter regeneration processing in an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine that includes a filter carrying an scr catalyst. In the present invention, the temperature of the filter is increased following completion of the filter regeneration processing by increasing the temperature of exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine, and in so doing, hc adhered to the filter is removed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330266

Variable valve device

A variable valve device includes: a drive shaft member rotating synchronously with a crankshaft provided in an internal combustion engine; a cam shaft member including a cam lobe and rotatably provided about the drive shaft member; a drive arm portion provided in the drive shaft member and rotating together with the drive shaft member; a control sleeve provided with an eccentric hole into which the drive shaft member is inserted, and arranged to vary a position of a central axis of the eccentric hole; and a first rotary member including a first member connected to the drive arm portion and a second member connected to the cam shaft member, and rotating along an inner circumferential wall surface of the eccentric hole.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150330265

Control device of internal combustion engine and variable valve device of internal combustion engine

A control device of an internal combustion engine includes: a variable valve device including: first and second rocker arms; a cam; a rocker shaft provided with a lubricating oil passage; a pin switching the first and second rocker arms between a coupling state and a non-coupling state; a biasing member biasing the pin; a switching oil passage capable of supplying oil pressure to the pin in a direction opposite to a biasing direction; a lash adjuster; and a supplying oil passage, capable of supplying oil pressure to the pin in the biasing direction of the biasing member and supplying oil pressure into the lash adjuster, a hydraulic pump; an oil pressure control valve; and a control unit controlling the oil pressure control valve to always supply the supplying oil passage with oil pressure higher than oil pressure within the lubricating oil passage, during driving of an internal combustion engine.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329982

Electroplating cell, and method of forming metal coating

An electroplating cell includes: an anode chamber in which an anode chamber solution is stored; and a separator that separates the anode chamber and a cathode. The electroplating cell undergoes a modification treatment of introducing a carboxylic acid group or a derivative thereof into a base material of the separator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329871

Gene capable of increasing plant biomass production and method for utilizing the same

This invention is intended to increase biomass production through suppression of expression of a gene functioning in relation to intracellular vesicular transport or inhibition of functions of a protein encoded by such gene. To this end, expression of a gene encoding the coatomer adapter zeta subunit is suppressed, the coatomer adapter zeta subunit is inhibited, expression of a gene encoding the clathrin adaptor small (sigma) subunit is suppressed, or the clathrin adaptor small (sigma) subunit is inhibited.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329315

Tank manufacturing method, helical winding device, and filament winding apparatus

In a tank manufacturing method using a helical winding device that winds fiber bundles around a mandrel, the device includes: a first guide ring having an opening to pass the mandrel therethrough and placed around the mandrel with an axial center of the mandrel being taken as a center; and a plurality of first guide portions placed in the first guide ring along a circumferential direction around the axial center and configured to supply first fiber bundles to the mandrel. The method includes: moving the mandrel relative to the first guide ring along an axial center direction along the axial center such that the mandrel passes through the opening; and winding the fiber bundles around the mandrel while relatively moving the mandrel in the moving, by the first guide portions supplying the first fiber bundles to the mandrel with the first guide portions swinging in the circumferential direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329151

Vehicle-body rear structure

A first opening is formed in a vertical wall portion, and a second opening is formed in an underfloor. Airflow partially flows into the first opening and hits a rear face of an inclined wall portion, so as to be discharged from the second opening toward a vehicle rear side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329147

Hood structure for a vehicle

A hood structure for a vehicle includes longitudinal beads and diagonal beads. The longitudinal beads are formed at both the left and right sides of a front portion of a hood inner panel that structures a hood inner plate, and extend in the hood front and rear direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329144

Vehicle body front portion structure

The vehicle body front portion structure includes a pair of framework members, a bumper framework portion and spacer members. The framework members are long in a vehicle front-and-rear direction and are arranged side by side in a vehicle width direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329143

Vehicle body front portion structure

A vehicle body front portion structure is provided with a suspension member, a vertical wall and a protruding member. A side portion of the suspension member is disposed at a vehicle body lower side of a front side member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329109

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided with a first driving force control means that controls a turning performance of a vehicle by controlling a driving force delivered from a prime mover to driving wheels so as to adjust the turning condition of the vehicle to an intended turning condition. The first driving force control means is configured to calculate a correction amount of the driving force required to adjust an actual turning condition of the vehicle to the intended turning condition, and to restrict the correction amount to zero or smaller so as not to increase the driving force if the correction amount is positive value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329108

Driving assistance device and driving assistance method

A driving assistance device includes: a travelable region detecting device which detects a travelable region of a vehicle; a travel control device which executes trajectory control by at least one of steering control and acceleration/deceleration control based on a target trajectory generated such that the vehicle travels in the travelable region detected by the travelable region detecting device; and a control device which improves control accuracy of the steering control so as to improve a property of following the target trajectory at a time the acceleration/deceleration control is required as compared to a case in which the acceleration/deceleration control is not required at a time of execution of the trajectory control by the travel control device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329106

Control device for hybrid vehicle

A control device of a hybrid vehicle includes: an engine; a first electric motor; a second electric motor coupled to a drive shaft of the engine; a clutch disposed in a power transmission path between the engine and the first electric motor; an electric oil pump generating an oil pressure by electric power; a mechanical oil pump included in a power transmission path closer to the first electric motor relative to the clutch, the mechanical oil pump generating an oil pressure by a drive force of at least one of the engine and the first electric motor; and an electric storage device giving/receiving electric power to/from the second electric motor and supplying electric power to the electric oil pump. When an open failure occurs in the clutch, the second electric motor generates electricity by driving the engine and an oil amount supplied from the electric oil pump is larger than an oil amount supplied from the mechanical oil pump.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329090

Travel control apparatus and vehicle control apparatus

A travel control apparatus includes: a low speed travel apparatus that performs low speed travel control, in which a vehicle is caused to travel at a low speed, without the need for a driver to perform a braking/driving operation; a behavior control apparatus that permits vehicle behavior control in which a driving force applied to a vehicle wheel is reduced when an estimated vehicle speed equals or exceeds a permission reference value; and an amendment unit that amends the behavior control such that the driving force is less likely to be reduced during the behavior control by reducing the estimated vehicle speed when a specific condition, in which the estimated vehicle speed is highly likely to equal or exceed the permission reference value during execution of the low speed travel control even though an actual vehicle speed of the vehicle is lower than the permission reference value, is established.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329046

Driving-assistance device and driving-assistance method

A driving-assistance device 100 makes it a condition for implementing driving assistance for collision avoidance that a normal travel area ar is set in the vicinity of a host vehicle, and that an unavoidable obstacle d is present within the normal travel area ar. Particularly, in the driving-assistance device 100, a degree of width w of the normal travel area ar is set in accordance with a rule based on a type or the like of the obstacle d. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150329007

Power supply control device

A power supply control device includes: a generator driven by an engine; a lead acid battery and a lithium ion battery connected in parallel to the generator; an soc detector that detects soc of the lead acid battery; and a charge controller that controls charging of the lead acid battery. The charge controller performs the charge control based on a regenerative predictive amount estimated according to vehicle state information when the soc is greater than a threshold sl1. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328983

Control apparatus for 4wd vehicle

A control apparatus for a 4wd vehicle is provided. The control apparatus includes a driving force source, main driving wheels, auxiliary driving wheels, a driving force transmission shaft, a first disconnection mechanism, a second disconnection mechanism, and an electronic control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328982

Control device for 4wd vehicle

Control device for a 4wd vehicle is provided. The 4wd vehicle includes a driving force source, main driving wheels, auxiliary driving wheels, a driving force transmission shaft, a first disconnection mechanism, and a second disconnection mechanism. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328974

Power transmission unit for vehicle

A power transmission unit for a vehicle comprises: a motor arranged on an output side of an engine coaxially therewith in a housing adjacent to an outer face of the engine; an end cover arranged in the housing to cover an end portion of the motor to protect from the engine; a rotary shaft extending coaxially with the motor to be connected to an output shaft of the engine while penetrating through the end cover; and an engagement device disposed on an outer circumferential side of the rotary shaft between the motor and the engine to selectively restrict a rotation of the rotary shaft. A sub-cover to which the rotary shaft penetrates is attached to an end face of the end cover and a chamber is hermetically enclosed by the sub-cover, the end cover, and the rotary shaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328947

Vehicle suspension apparatus and method of assembling vehicle suspension apparatus

A vehicle suspension apparatus includes: a shock absorber that has a cylinder outer tube; a dust cover whose upper area is fixed on an upper support side; and a coil spring that surrounds the dust cover. The outer tube has a first engagement unit provided on a portion of the circumference of the outer tube. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328925

Wheel oil supply device and wheel driving device

A wheel oil supply device assigned to a wheel of a vehicle includes an oil supply pathway for supplying oil to a hub bearing, which rotatably supports a hub connected to a disk wheel of the wheel, an oil seal which is interposed between the hub bearing and a region outside of the hub bearing to seal the oil supplied to the hub bearing through the oil supply pathway, and an oil guiding pathway for guiding the oil which has leaked from the hub bearing to the region outside of the hub bearing through the oil seal, to an oil reservoir which is a predetermined discharge region.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328718

Powder supply method in cladding

In a powder supply method in cladding, an outlet pressure of a coaxial-nozzle side of a supply pipe connecting a feeder to a coaxial nozzle is set within a predetermined range, and powder is supplied from the feeder to the coaxial nozzle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328648

Electrostatic coating apparatus and grounded state checking method

An electrostatic coating apparatus includes: a spray gun configured to spray a coating material onto a coating object; a voltage application device configured to apply a high voltage to the spray gun; and a current measurement device configured to measure electric current flowing through the spray gun. When the spray gun, which is in a state of not spraying the coating material onto the coating object and is under application of the high voltage from the voltage application device, is located at a distance from the coating object, the electric current flowing through the spray gun is measured by the current measurement device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328585

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes an addition valve to add a precursor of ammonia or ammonia into an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, a sensor to detect nox and ammonia at the upstream side of the addition valve, a channel cross section reducing part arranged at the downstream side of the addition valve, and a control device to limit the calculation of an amount of the precursor of ammonia or an amount of ammonia to be added from the addition valve based on a detection value of the sensor, or the calculation of a rate of nox reduction based on the detection value of the sensor, in cases where a flow rate of exhaust gas flowing through the exhaust passage is equal to or more than a predetermined flow rate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150326156

Inverter

. . An inverter includes a first series circuit in which a first switching element and a second switching element are connected in series; a capacitor connected in parallel to the first series circuit; a first current detection device that detects current that flows in the first series circuit; and a discharge test execution device that outputs a signal of bringing the first switching element and the second switching element to a conducting state, and that outputs a signal of switching one of the first switching element and the second switching element to a non-conducting state before predefined power flows in the first switching element, based on a detection result by the first current detection device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150326124

Boost converter device

A boost converter device includes a converter, a current sensor which detects a reactor current flowing through a reactor, and a control unit which controls the converter by using feedback control of the reactor current. The control unit executes at least one of reducing a carrier frequency which is used in the control of the converter and reducing a duty command value which is used in the control of the converter, detects an amplitude of current ripple by the current sensor during execution of the reduction of the carrier frequency or the reduction of the duty command value, and detects the current sensor as being abnormal in a case where the amplitude of the current ripple is less than a predetermined current fluctuation range at the time of abnormality of the current sensor.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150326042

On-board control apparatus

An on-board control apparatus has a power generation means that has a communication part; a storage battery that is chargeable by receiving electric power from the power generation means; a control means that is configured to be communicatable with the communication part and controls charging of the storage battery; and a state-of-charge measurement means that measures a state of charge of the storage battery. The control means transmits a signal that is to prohibit charging the storage battery to the communication part when an ignition of a vehicle is turned off, and the state-of-charge measurement means measures the state of charge of the storage battery, during a period of time in which charging the storage battery is prohibited, after the ignition of the vehicle is turned off.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150325896

Fuel cell system

If a required voltage which corresponds to a required power has reached a boundary voltage, which is an oxidation-reduction potential of platinum, which constitutes a catalyst of a fuel cell, the fuel cell system performs crossover-avoidance control that holds an fc instruction voltage for the fuel cell at the boundary voltage, and absorbs the gap between the required voltage and the fc instruction voltage by using a secondary battery.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150325844

Cathode for secondary batteries, method for producing cathode for secondary batteries, and all-solid-state secondary battery

To provide: a cathode for secondary batteries, which has a high capacity retention rate; a method for producing a cathode for secondary batteries; and an all-solid-state secondary battery comprising the cathode. This object has been achieved providing by a cathode for secondary batteries, which is characterized by comprising a cathode active material layer containing at least a cathode active material and a solid electrolyte, wherein the cathode active material has an oil absorption amount of 35 to 50 ml per 100 g; wherein the solid electrolyte has an average particle diameter of 1.5 to 2.5 μm; and wherein the cathode active material layer is formed by mixing the cathode active material and the solid electrolyte in the absence of solvent and pressure-forming the resulting mixture.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150325838

Lithium secondary battery and vehicle with the same

A lithium secondary battery includes an electrode body containing a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, and a battery case in which the electrode body and the non-aqueous electrolytic solution are housed, wherein the positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material particle of a hollow structure having a shell portion formed of a lamellar lithium transition metal oxide and a hollow portion formed therein, the long diameter of a primary particle of the lithium transition metal oxide based on sem observation is 1 μm or less, the thickness of the shell portion based on sem observation is 2 μm or less, the negative electrode is provided with a negative electrode active material particle formed of a carbon material, and a krypton adsorption amount of the negative electrode active material particle is 3.5 m2/g or greater but 4 m2/g or less.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150325834

Method for manufacturing all-solid-state battery

A main object of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing an all-solid-state battery capable of inhibiting a short circuit. The present invention is a method for manufacturing an all-solid-state battery including a cathode layer, an anode layer, and a solid electrolyte arranged between the cathode layer and the anode layer, the method including: a first pressing step of pressing the solid electrolyte layer at a first pressure before arranging the solid electrolyte layer between the cathode layer and the anode layer; and a second pressing step of pressing the solid electrolyte layer which has been pressed in the first pressing step and is arranged between the cathode layer and the anode layer, at a second pressure smaller than the first pressure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150325832

Battery

A flat electrode body of a battery has a first-side curved end positioned on a first side of an electrode body width direction and a second-side curved end positioned on a second side. A positive electrode innermost curved portion of a positive electrode sheet is disposed inside the first-side curved end. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150325709

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device is provided with a semiconductor layer including si and a schottky electrode being in schottky contact with at least a part of one of main surfaces of the semiconductor layer. A material of the schottky electrode is a al—si alloy including at least one metal selected from the group consisting of ti, ta, nb, hf, zr, w, mo and v.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150325538

Semiconductor device and method for producing semiconductor device

The method for producing a semiconductor device includes: forming an opening in an area of at least one of the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor wafer that includes a first part and the other semiconductor wafer that includes a second part, the opening terminating within the area and not penetrating through the area, the area including corresponding one of the first part and the second part and an outer peripheral part of the corresponding one of the first part and the second part; forming a conduction hole within the first part, the conduction hole communicating with a metallic material in the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor wafer; arranging a first joining material inside the conduction hole and on the first part, and a second joining material on the second part; and joining the arranged first joining material and the arranged second joining material.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150325462

Wafer carrier

A wafer carrier 1 includes a lower unit 2 on which a semiconductor wafer 100 is placed, and an upper unit 3 detachably attached to the lower unit 2, and forming a sealed chamber 4 for housing the semiconductor wafer 100 between the upper unit 3 and the lower unit 2. The upper unit 3 is provided with plural lock mechanisms 5 that fix the lower unit 2 to the upper unit 3 by abutting on a side surface of the lower unit 2.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150323058

Continuously variable transmission

A continuously variable transmission includes a shaft, first and second rotary members, a sun roller, a carrier, planetary balls, a gear shifter for changing a gear ratio between input and output by tilting each of the planetary balls, a casing for accommodating these elements, and a lubricating oil supply opening for supplying lubricating oil into the casing. The casing includes a discharge opening for discharging the lubricating oil to the outside of the casing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322884

Preformed article for cylinder head, cylinder head, and method for manufacturing cylinder head

A preformed article for a cylinder head, includes: a first portion where a first through hole is to be formed from an upper wall portion to a central portion which is a portion, of a bottom wall portion, forming a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine; and a second portion where a second through hole is to be formed to the central portion from an outer wall portion (for example, the upper wall portion) positioned above an intake port which opens to the central portion. The first portion and the second portion are portions where a cooling water passage is not formed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322881

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine includes first and second intake ports (16a, 16b) independent of each other, and first and second fuel injection valves (30a, 30b) provided for the first and second intake ports (16a, 16b), respectively, in each cylinder. Under a situation where an exhaust variable valve mechanism (38) is controlled such that a first exhaust valve (32a) is opened earlier than a second exhaust valve (32b), first and second air-fuel ratios a/f1, a/f2 are respectively obtained in a first half and a second half of an exhaust stroke. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322878

Control system of internal combustion engine

This control device for an internal combustion engine includes: an upstream catalyst; a downstream catalyst that is provided further downstream than the upstream catalyst in the exhaust flow direction; a downstream air-fuel ratio detection means that is provided between these catalysts; a storage amount estimation means that estimates the oxygen storage amount of the downstream catalyst; and an inflow air-fuel ratio control device that controls the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the upstream catalyst such that the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas reaches a target air-fuel ratio. In a rich control during normal operation, the target air-fuel ratio is set lean if the air-fuel ratio detected by the downstream air-fuel ratio detection means is rich, and the target air-fuel ratio is set rich if the upstream catalyst oxygen storage amount is equal to or greater than the upstream reference storage amount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322872

Drive system for hybrid vehicle

In a drive system, a first differential mechanism transmits engine rotation, a second differential mechanism connects the first differential mechanism with drive wheels, and a switching device changes a speed ratio of the first differential mechanism. The second differential mechanism has first, second, and third rotational elements, which connect respectively to the first differential mechanism, a first rotating machine, and a second rotating machine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322871

Plant control device

A plant control device according to the present invention includes a feedback controller and a reference governor. The feedback controller is configured to determine a control input of a plant by feedback control so as to bring an output value of a control amount of the plant close to a target value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322842

Sub-muffler and manufacturing method of sub-muffler

A manufacturing method of a sub-muffler (1, 201) includes a tubular body shaping step (s3), a central part spinning machining step (s5, s7, s26, s27), and a diameter reduction machining step (s8, s28). In the tubular body shaping step (s3), a cylindrical body (2, 202) is formed by rolling a plate material (70). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322839

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

The purpose is to prevent ammonia from flowing out of a nox selective reduction catalyst when an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into a nox storage/reduction catalyst decreases. An nsr catalyst, a nox sensor, and an scr catalyst are provided in an exhaust passage in sequence from an upstream side, and a control apparatus is further provided to determine an amount of ammonia supplied to the nox selective catalytic reduction catalyst on the basis of a detection value of the nox sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322837

Exhaust emission control system of internal combustion engine

In order to suppress ammonia from flowing out during regeneration treatment of a filter carrying an scr catalyst, the prevent invention provides an exhaust emission control system, of an internal combustion engine, including a first stage catalyst having an oxidation function, a fuel supply device configured to supply fuel to the first stage catalyst, a filter provided in the exhaust passage downstream of the first stage catalyst and carrying a selective redaction type nox catalyst, an ammonia supply device configured to supply ammonia to the filter, a filter-regeneration-treatment executing unit configured to execute filter regeneration treatment, and a control unit configured to supply, when the filter regeneration treatment is not executed, the ammonia in an amount corresponding to an amount of the nox emitted from the internal combustion engine, and to supply, when the filter regeneration treatment is executed, the ammonia in an amount corresponding to an amount of the nox obtained by subtracting, from the amount of the nox emitted from the internal combustion engine, an amount of the nox reduced by the fuel which passes through the first stage catalyst.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322836

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

An object of the present invention is to allow a supply amount of a reducing agent to be an appropriate amount in an exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine comprising a selective catalytic reduction catalyst which is arranged for an exhaust gas passage of the internal combustion engine and a supply device which supplies the reducing agent to the selective catalytic reduction catalyst. In order to achieve the object, the present invention resides in an exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine comprising a selective catalytic reduction catalyst which is arranged for an exhaust gas passage of the internal combustion engine and a supply device which supplies a reducing agent to the selective catalytic reduction catalyst, wherein an amount of the reducing agent supplied from the supply device is adjusted on the basis of such a characteristic that a multiplied value, which is obtained by multiplying a flow rate of an exhaust gas allowed to flow into the selective catalytic reduction catalyst per unit time and a concentration of the reducing agent contained in the exhaust gas allowed to flow out from the selective catalytic reduction catalyst, correlates with a surplus reducing agent amount.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322834

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

A hydrocarbon feed valve and an exhaust purification catalyst are arranged in an engine exhaust passage. A first nox purification method which injects hydrocarbons from the hydrocarbon feed valve by a predetermined period to thereby remove nox which is contained in the exhaust gas and a second nox purification method which makes the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas which flows into the exhaust purification catalyst rich to make the exhaust purification catalyst release the stored nox when the nox which is stored in the exhaust purification catalyst exceeds a first allowable value are selectively used. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322832

Exhaust purification filter

An exhaust cleaning filter for collecting particulate matter contained in exhaust gas and suitable for being disposed in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine is provided with: an exhaust gas inflow passage and an exhaust gas outflow passage disposed in alternating fashion; and a porous partition wall for setting the exhaust gas inflow passage and the exhaust gas outflow passage at a distance from each other. A small pore region is sectioned off on the upstream side of the partition wall and a large pore region is sectioned off on the downstream side of the partition wall. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150322831

Sub-muffler and manufacturing method of sub-muffler

A manufacturing method of a sub-muffler -parenthesis-1, 201) includes a rectangular tubular body shaping step -parenthesis-s3), a preliminary shaping step -parenthesis-s5, s26), and a diameter reduction shaping step -parenthesis-s7, s27). In the rectangular tubular body shaping step -parenthesis-s3), a plate material -parenthesis-70) is bent and a rectangular tubular body -parenthesis-72, 720) having a rectangular shape in cross section is thereby formed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321700

Vehicle front section structure

A vehicle front section structure comprising a side rail extending along a vehicle front-rear direction at a vehicle width direction outside of a vehicle front section, the side rail including a bent portion at the vehicle rear side of a front tire, and the bent portion bending toward the vehicle width direction outside on progression from the vehicle front toward the vehicle rear; and a projection projecting out from the bent portion toward the vehicle width direction outside, and having an angled face angled toward the vehicle width direction outside on progression from the vehicle front toward the vehicle rear at a face of the projection facing the front tire.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321661

Drive control device for hybrid vehicle

A drive control device for a hybrid vehicle is provided with a differential device including four rotary elements; and an engine, first and second electric motors and an output rotary member which are respectively connected to the four rotary elements. One of the four rotary elements is constituted by a rotary component of a first differential mechanism and a rotary component of a second differential mechanism selectively connected through a clutch, and one of the rotary components is selectively fixed to a stationary member through a brake. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321660

Control device of hybrid vehicle

It is provided a control device of a hybrid vehicle having a damper device disposed in a power transmission path between an engine and an electric motor, the damper device having different torsion characteristics between torsion in positive direction in which drive power is transmitted from the engine toward the electric motor and torsion in negative direction in which drive power is transmitted from the electric motor toward the engine, the control device being configured to increase rotation of the engine with the electric motor to start the engine, the torsion characteristic in the negative direction of the damper device including a plurality of torsion characteristics having torsional rigidity varying depending on an angle of the torsion, and at start of the engine, the plurality of torsion characteristics being selectively used depending on an engine rotation speed to increase the engine rotation speed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321659

Control device for hybrid vehicle

The control device of the present invention is applied to a vehicle in which a second motor-generator is linked to an output gear train via a gear. This control device sets a lower limit value for the torque outputted by the second motor-generator when a first motor-generator is locked by a motor locking mechanism and a power split mechanism is put into a non-differential state, and controls the second motor-generator so that, when the power split mechanism is in the non-differential state, the magnitude of the torque outputted by the second motor-generator is at least equal to the magnitude of that lower limit value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321656

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle drive system including: first differential mechanism provided with a rotary element connected to engine and rotary element connected to a first electric motor; a second differential mechanism provided with a rotary element connected to second electric motor and a rotary element connected to output rotary member; first clutch configured to selectively connect rotary element of first differential mechanism connected to engine or first electric motor, to rotary element of second differential mechanism connected to output rotary member; manually operated shifting device; and parking lock mechanism provided with parking lock gear fixed directly or indirectly to output rotary member and rotary motion which is prevented when shifting device is placed in parking position, control apparatus including parking lock control portion configured to release parking lock gear for permitting rotary motion of parking lock gear while first clutch is placed in its engaged state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321577

Power storage system and temperature control method for the same

A power storage system having a power storage device configured to be charged and discharged, a boost circuit and a controller, and a method of controlling the temperature of the power storage device are provided. The boost circuit includes a reactor and switching devices, and boosts the output voltage of the power storage device when the switching devices are driven. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321574

Electric motor vehicle

The electric motor vehicle includes a voltage conversion circuit, a primary-side smoothing capacitor, a battery, a system main relay, an inverter circuit, a secondary-side smoothing capacitor, an electric motor, a first voltage sensor, a collision sensor, and a controller. The controller is configured to adjust an operation of the voltage conversion circuit, detect primary-side voltage by using the first voltage sensor in a state that the voltage conversion circuit is operated in a case where a collision is detected by the collision sensor, and detect a state that the system main relay is off based on a change in the detected primary-side voltage.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321573

Power control system of hybrid vehicle

A power control system includes a battery, a converter which converts a direct-current voltage of the battery to a different level of direct-current voltage by the switching of switching elements, a second inverter, a second mg which is an electric motor, an engine, and an ecu which is a controller. When there is a warm-up request for the battery, the ecu causes a carrier frequency in the switching control of the switching elements to be lower than a carrier frequency in the case where there is no warm-up request for the battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321240

Swaging device and swaging method

A swaging device according to an aspect of the present invention swages an end of a tubular body and a circumferential edge of an end plate for closing an opening of the tubular body by utilizing a processing roller, in which the processing roller is connected to a robot, the robot being configured to control a position of the processing roller, and swaging is performed by sandwiching the end of the tubular body and the circumferential edge of the end plate by an inner roller and an outer roller, the inner roller being disposed inside the tubular body, the outer roller being disposed outside the tubular body so that the outer roller is opposed to the inner roller, and the outer roller being movable toward the inner roller.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150321236

Roll-bending process apparatus and roll-bending process method

A roll-bending process apparatus (100) including a pushing roll (10) having a cylindrical side surface and two receiving rolls (11 and 12) each having a cylindrical side surface is provided. The roll-bending process apparatus (100) bends a work (20) by pushing the pushing roll (10) toward the receiving rolls (11 and 12). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150318811

Electrically-driven vehicle

An electrically-driven vehicle includes: a battery; an induction motor connected to the battery; a synchronous motor connected to the battery that is connected to the induction motor; and at least one electronic control unit configured to change a slip frequency command of the induction motor based on a predetermined frequency of current fluctuation when a temperature of the battery is low such that an amplitude of the current fluctuation increases, the current fluctuation being any one of current fluctuation of a battery current or current fluctuation of a battery-related current that relates to the battery current.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150318809

Vehicle and control method for vehicle

An ecu executes a program including: a step of setting a threshold β as a shutdown threshold when, during a power supply operation, a duration of a power supply stoppage exceeds a first time; a step of stopping an operation of an engine or prohibiting the engine from operating; and a step of executing system shutdown processing when an soc of a storage apparatus falls to or below the shutdown threshold or the duration of the power supply stoppage exceeds a second time.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150318793

Converter apparatus

A converter apparatus is presented which includes a converter that includes a switching element and an inductor, a controller that sets a duty at a predetermined duty setting cycle, and executes an on/off switching of the switching element of the converter at switching timing according to a relationship between the set duty and a carrier signal, the predetermined duty setting cycle corresponding to a half cycle of the carrier signal. The controller determines the duty to be set at this duty setting cycle such that sampling of a current value of a current flowing through the inductor and calculation of the duty to be set at the next duty setting cycle based on the sampled current value are completed before next duty setting timing.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150318569

Method for manufacturing sulfide solid electrolyte

A main object of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing a sulfide solid electrolyte that enables a sulfide solid electrolyte whose ion-conducting characteristic is easy to be improved, to be manufactured. The present invention is a method for manufacturing a sulfide solid electrolyte including loading a raw material for manufacturing a sulfide solid electrolyte which is mainly composed of a substance represented by the general formula of (100-x)(0.75li2s.0.25p2s5).xlii (here, 0<x<100), into a vessel; and amorphizing the raw material after said loading, wherein a reaction site temperature in the vessel is controlled so that x included in the general formula and the reaction site temperature y [° c.] in the vessel in said amorphizing satisfy y<−2.00x+1.79×102.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150318517

Rectangular battery and rectangular battery manufacturing method

A battery case of a rectangular battery includes a lid member welded to an opening portion in a main body member. Each opening rounded portion of the opening portion has, in the circumferential direction, a support projecting portion which projects inward over the entire opening rounded portion and which supports the lid member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150318385

Semiconductor device

A first semiconductor device presented by the specification includes a semiconductor substrate that includes an anode region and a cathode region. The anode region includes a first conductivity type first region having a maximum impurity concentration of the first conductivity type at a position that is at a first depth from a surface of the semiconductor substrate and a first conductivity type second region having a maximum impurity concentration of the first conductivity type at a position that is at a second depth, and on a surface side of the semiconductor substrate than the first depth, and a third region provided between the first region and the second region, and having an impurity concentration of the first conductivity type that is equal to or less than 1/10 (one-tenth) of a impurity concentration of the surface of the semiconductor substrate.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150316019

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine (as amended)

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine according to the present invention includes a spark plug (30) for igniting an air-fuel mixture in a cylinder, and is configured to be capable of measuring a discharge voltage of the spark plug (30). The control apparatus calculates a turbulence intensity index value that indicates the turbulence intensity of in-cylinder gas based on a predetermined frequency component extracted from a discharge voltage during at least a part of a discharge duration leading up to ignition and, in accordance with the turbulence intensity index value, adjusts the ignition energy that is supplied to the spark plug (30) during a combustion duration in a cycle in which the turbulence intensity index value is calculated.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150315993

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An in-cylinder pressure sensor detecting in-cylinder pressure is provided. A first crank angle and a second crank angle in the adiabatic compression stroke are set using an in-cylinder-pressure-maximum crank angle as a baseline, and an absolute pressure correction value is calculated using the in-cylinder pressure and in-cylinder volume at each of these crank angles. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150315991

Vehicle control system

The present invention relates to a vehicle control system for executing a fuel saving control effectively by making an assessment of effectiveness of the control based on a learned value obtained from an actual running. The vehicle control system is configured to execute the fuel saving control by stopping fuel supply to an engine upon satisfaction of a predetermined condition. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150315987

Control device for diesel engine

A control device for a diesel engine that is capable of restraining deterioration of a combustion state in a wide range of temperature environment conditions, in a diesel engine including an egr device. In the control device for a diesel engine including the egr device which recirculates exhaust gas from an exhaust passage to an intake passage, means for performing reduction correction that reduces an exhaust gas recirculation amount by the egr device when the combustion state of the diesel engine is deteriorated, means for acquiring a temperature correlation value having a correlation with a cylinder temperature at a time of ignition of the diesel engine, and means for restricting execution of reduction correction when the temperature correlation value is smaller than a threshold value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150315950

Abnormality detection device for exhaust gas purification apparatus

An object of the present invention is to distinguish and detect an abnormality of scrf and an abnormality of a diffusing device in a system in which a diffusing device is provided for an exhaust gas passage between a filter (scrf) including an scr catalyst carried thereon and a reducing agent addition valve. In the present invention, it is judged that which one of abnormalities of any clogging-up of scrf caused by pm, any breakage of scrf, and any abnormality of a diffusing device occurs, on the basis of at least any one of a difference between a nox purification rate of an scr catalyst carried on scrf and a predetermined nox purification rate and a difference between a pm amount flowing out from scrf and a predetermined outflow pm amount, when a difference, which is provided between an exhaust gas pressure difference as a difference between an exhaust gas pressure on an upstream side from a reducing agent addition valve and an exhaust gas pressure on a downstream side from scrf and a predetermined exhaust gas pressure difference, exceeds a certain amount.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150315699

Heat radiation member and method for manufacturing the same

A heat radiation member includes a metal base material made of a first metal material; and a plurality of heat radiation sections that are separately attached so as to disperse on a surface of the metal base material and contains a second metal material that is different from the first metal material and an oxide of the second metal material exposed on a surface of each of the respective heat radiation sections.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150315549

Bioreactor comprising immobilized enzyme, method for improving activity of immobilized enzyme, and biofuel cell

According to the present invention, the enzyme activity of an immobilized enzyme is improved regardless of enzyme type. A bioreactor, comprising an immobilized enzyme and a heterocyclic compound containing nitrogen and carbon atoms and having 5- or 6-membered ring, which form a reaction field, wherein the immobilized enzyme is allowed to cause an enzymatic reaction in the reaction field is, provided.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314809

Vehicle-body lower structure with side collision sensor

Provided is a vehicle-body lower structure with a side collision sensor which vehicle-body lower structure can attain early sensing by improving a body structure. A first load transmission member of which a longitudinal section has a generally z-shape is disposed in a closed section of a rocker. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314804

Electric power steering device for vehicle

An electric power steering device for a vehicle includes a plurality of assist systems electromagnetically driving an electric motor. When a first or second assist system malfunctions, a malfunction state assist amount calculation part calculates an assist amount while decreasing a limit value at the vehicle stopping, to an amount smaller than a limit value at the vehicle moving. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314803

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device includes: an angle sensor configured to detect a rotation angle of a steering system of a vehicle; an actuator mounted on the vehicle; and a control device configured to perform a vehicle control by controlling the actuator based on the detection result of the angle sensor. At a time the angle sensor has failed, the control device is configured to limit the vehicle control at a time an estimation angle error obtained based on a failure time of the angle sensor and the rotation speed of the steering system is not smaller than a predetermined reference value and not to limit the vehicle control at a time the estimation angle error is smaller than the reference value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314802

Steering-column device

A steering device includes a fixed bracket which includes a first plate, a movable jacket which rotatably supports a steering shaft, a movable bracket which includes a second plate, a suspension mechanism and a resin pin. The suspension mechanism includes a suspension shaft connecting the first plate and the second plate, and is configured to move in a column movement direction along with the second plate at the time of the secondary collision. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314779

Vehicle, control apparatus for vehicle, and control method for vehicle

A vehicle includes an engine, a motor, a battery that stores an electric power for driving the motor, and a control apparatus. The control apparatus is configured to control the engine and the motor in one of control modes, the control mode includes a charge sustaining (cs) mode and a charge depleting (cd) mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314772

Power transmission device

When a drive shaft (37) is driven while the operation of an engine (36) is stopped, the rotation of an input-side rotor (28) is restricted by the engagement of a brake. Further, on the basis of the temperature temp_sr of a brush (96) acquired by a temperature sensor (97), the distribution of torque tcoup acting between the input-side rotor (28) and the first output-side rotor (18) and torque tmg acting between the stator (16) and the second output-side rotor (19) is controlled. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314770

Power transmission device

A power transmission device includes: a planetary gear mechanism; a first rotary machine connected to a sun gear of the planetary gear mechanism; an engine and a one-way clutch that are connected to a carrier of the planetary gear mechanism; a second rotary machine and a drive wheel that are connected to a ring gear of the planetary gear mechanism; and a parking device connected to the ring gear. The power transmission device is configured to positively rotate the first rotary machine at a time a command to disengage the parking device is received and thereafter disengage the parking device, and a direction of the positive rotation is a rotational direction of the carrier rotary-driven by the engine.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314767

Vehicle brake control device

A brake control device includes a pilot-type pressure-increasing device. A pilot unit of the pressure-increasing device is connected to a power hydraulic pressure generating device via a pilot input passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314743

Vehicle end section structure

In a frontal vehicle collision, an orthogonal cross-section of a crash box, taken orthogonally to the vehicle front-rear direction, deforms into a hexagonal shape. Due to this deformation of the orthogonal cross-section, new ridge lines are formed at an upper face portion and a lower face portion, running from the vicinity of both end portions in a vehicle width direction of vehicle rear end portions to the vicinity of both end portions in the vehicle width direction of respective join portions s. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314742

Vehicle body front section structure

A vehicle body front section structure includes a first projection member provided at an outside wall of a front side member, and projecting out further to the vehicle width direction outer side than the outside wall, a rear end portion being positioned further to a vehicle body rear side than a vehicle body front side end of a power unit installed to the vehicle width direction inner side of the front side member in plan view, a second projection member provided at a vehicle width direction end side of front bumper reinforcement and overlapping with the first projection member as viewed from the front, the second projection member being provided with a gap to the outside wall of the front side member, and a coupling bracket provided at the vehicle body rear side of the first projection member, and coupling together the front side member and the first projection member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314727

Motive power operation guidance apparatus

A motive power stoppage guidance apparatus includes at least one of a display device configured to be disposed in a compartment of a vehicle, and a sound output device configured to output a sound in the compartment of the vehicle; and an indication control unit configured, when the vehicle is traveling in a state where a motive power stops, or when the likelihood is high in that the vehicle is traveling in the state where the motive power stops, to execute at least one of having the display device display at least one of that the motive power is in a stopped state, and a recommended operational method, and having the sound output device output an indication sound.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314711

Vehicle child safety seat and harness cover

A vehicle child safety seat includes: a seat main body on which an occupant sits; a seat belt for restraining the occupant to the seat main body, the seat belt including a shoulder harness having a long belt shape and facing a shoulder of the occupant; a shoulder pad placed between the shoulder of the occupant and the shoulder harness; and a harness cover formed in a pouch shape, having paired insertion holes through which the shoulder harness is passed so that the harness cover is attached to the shoulder harness, accommodating the shoulder pad therein, and having an opening so that the shoulder pad is put in and out via the opening in a state where the harness cover is attached to the shoulder harness.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314380

Cutting method and cutting apparatus

Provided is a technique capable of accurately cutting steel sheets of various shapes into desired shapes. A cutting method is a method for cutting a steel sheet by using a nibbler having a cylindrical case, a punch housed inside the case, and a die provided below the case, the nibbler making the punch continuously punch the steel sheet while moving. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314239

Exhaust gas control apparatus for internal combustion engine (as amended)

It is possible to decrease the amount of nox emitted into the air. The amount of ammonia adsorbed on an scr catalyst is calculated by subtracting the amount of ammonium nitrate produced on the scr catalyst from the amount of ammonia adsorbed on the scr catalyst at the time of starting of an internal combustion engine, and the amount of no2 flowing into the scr catalyst is decreased when an nox purification rate estimated from the amount of ammonia adsorbed on the scr catalyst is less than a threshold value compared to when the nox purification rate is equal to or greater than the threshold value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150311772

Slip ring device

There is provided a slip ring device in which three ring members through are provided so as to be lined up in sequence along an axial line of an input shaft and brushes contact with the ring members respectively, three inner bus bars are provided and are supported by a sleeve portion of the input shaft, and contacting groove portions are provided so as to dent in the radially outwards direction into the inner circumferential surfaces of the ring members and extend along the axial line direction, with one end portions of the inner bus bars being set into these contacting groove portions respectively.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150311761

Slot insulating paper

A slot insulating paper (12) is arranged in a slot (18) of a core (10) of an electric motor or generator. In a state where the slot insulating paper (12) is spread in a sheet shape, a region (high stiffness portion (36)) that is part of the slot insulating paper (12) is a breakage resistance portion having a higher resistance against breakage than the other region (ordinary portion (38)). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150311704

Power conversion circuit

A power conversion circuit includes first to fourth switching elements connected in series between grand and high voltage electrical paths, a first reactor, a main battery, a second reactor, a sub battery, a high voltage sensor for detecting a high voltage vh between the grand and high voltage electrical paths, and a controller. Upon issuance of an instruction for turning off all of the first to fourth switching elements, the controller determines that the third switching element is experiencing an on failure when the high voltage vh is equal to the sum of a battery voltage vb1 of the main battery and a battery voltage vb2 of the sub battery, to thereby allow electrical power to be transferred between the batteries and a load even in the event of occurrence of the on failure in the switching element.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150311563

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and assembly thereof

Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery combining excellent input/output performance with great durability (cycle characteristics) and an assembly thereof. The present invention provides a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery assembly. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150311543

Fuel cell system and control method thereof

A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a fuel gas supply/exhaust portion, an oxidant gas supply/exhaust portion, a cooling portion, and a controller. The controller performs at least one of a transient increase control process and a transient decrease control process. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150311507

Composite active material, solid state battery and method for producing composite active material

The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a composite active material having favorable electron conductivity. The present invention solves the problem by providing a composite active material comprising an active material, a coat layer with an average thickness of less than 100 nm, formed on a surface of the active material and composed of an ion conductive oxide, and carbon particles penetrating the coat layer, formed on a surface of the active material.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150311502

Hydrogen-storage alloy particles

Novel hydrogen storage alloy particles which include vanadium which can reduce dissolution of vanadium to an alkali aqueous solution over a plurality of charging and discharging cycles when used for a negative electrode of an alkali storage battery are provided. Hydrogen storage alloy particles which contain titanium and vanadium as main components and which have an oxide layer which contains titanium oxide on their surface, the oxide layer having a thickness of 6.2 nm or more, are provided.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308926

Vibration analysis method and vibration analysis device of vehicle

There is provided a vibration analysis technique using vibration measured while a vehicle is made to run on a real road, enabling the detection of vibration characteristics while distinguishing various vibrational input modes. In the inventive vibration analysis technique, a vehicle is made to run on a road surface whose height varies at various wavelengths along its movement, and using a vibration characteristic value in a site of a vehicle body measured during the vehicle running as a response variable and using at least two vibration input values causing the vibration characteristic value as explanatory variables, a transfer function of the vibration characteristic value for each of at least two vibration input values is computed as partial regression coefficients by multiple regression analysis.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308918

Leak testing method

Provided is a leak testing method of a workpiece including spaces which are three partitioned void portions, the leak testing method being capable of separately learning an amount of leakage from each of the spaces, and precisely determining whether the workpiece is normal or defective. The leak testing method includes steps of obtaining total leakage amounts, and a step of calculating, based on the obtained total leakage amounts, a first leakage amount, a second leakage amount, a third leakage amount, a fourth leakage amount, a fifth leakage amount and a sixth leakage amount which are amounts of leakage from respective routes when gas is injected to a workpiece at a predetermined pressure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308844

Travel time information providing apparatus and travel time information providing method

A travel time information providing apparatus includes a probability distribution storage unit configured to store first probability distribution data which expresses an embarkation waiting time for each location where the waiting time occurs and second probability distribution data which expresses a travel time for each location where the travel time occurs; a route acquiring unit configured to acquire a route connecting a point of origin and a destination; a travel time calculating unit configured to calculate a probability distribution of a total travel time by convoluting all probability distribution data corresponding to an embarkation waiting time which occurs on the route and a travel time which occurs on the route; and an information providing unit configured to determine an estimated travel time based on the calculated probability distribution, and output the estimated travel time.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308511

Torque limiter, variable transmission ratio device, and tolerance ring

This torque limiter is configured from a ring body and a spring-form part provided in the ring body. The ring body comprises a band-form metal plate and is bent approximately into a c-shape along the circumferential direction of a motor shaft and a lock holder. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308369

Cylinder head of multi-cylinder internal combustion engine

A cylinder head for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine includes a plurality of exhaust ports provided for each of a plurality of cylinders arranged in line. The plurality of exhaust ports corresponding to each of the plurality of cylinders converge at a convergent portion at a downstream side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308367

Internal combustion engine and control method thereof

A controller for an internal combustion engine that has a port injection valve and is capable of running on a gasoline/alcohol mixed fuel comprises: load detecting means that detects a load during operation of the internal combustion engine; alcohol concentration detecting means that detects an alcohol concentration of the mixed fuel; and synchronous fuel injection increasing means that increases a fuel injection amount in a synchronous injection period in response to the load when the load detected by the load detecting means is higher than a predetermined load value and the alcohol concentration detected by the alcohol concentration detecting means is higher than a predetermined concentration value, the synchronous injection period being a period in which a period in which an intake valve is opened and a period in which the mixed fuel is injected from the port injection valve overlap with each other.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308364

Internal combustion engine control device

An internal combustion engine control device is provided. An engine executes a/f oscillation that alternates between lean combustion and rich combustion every cylinder. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308358

Control device for internal combustion engine

A time point t0 represents a time point when a turbocharged engine is brought into a decelerating state, and an opening degree of a throttle valve is decreased. A time point t1 represents a time point when an opening command to an abv is issued. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308322

Failure diagnosis apparatus for exhaust gas control apparatus (as amended)

The invention provides a technique for more accurately executing failure diagnosis for an exhaust gas control apparatus having both a selective reduction function and a filter function. To this end, a failure diagnosis apparatus according to the invention for the exhaust gas control apparatus having both the selective reduction function and the filter function computes a nox purification rate pertaining to a case where the exhaust gas control apparatus is normal based on an estimated value of the amount of particulate matter (pm) collected or accumulated in the exhaust gas control apparatus and an estimated value of the no2 ratio of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust gas control apparatus, and determines that the exhaust gas control apparatus fails when the difference between the result of the calculation and an actual nox purification rate exceeds a threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150308308

Oil circulation structure in internal combustion engine

An oil circulation structure in an internal combustion engine, the oil circulation structure includes a cylinder block and a cylinder head. The cylinder head includes a plurality of exhaust ports. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307137

Vehicular mud guard structure

A mud guard portion is placed on a vehicle rear side relative to a rear tire. This makes it possible to restrain mud or the like splashed by the rear tire from hitting an underfloor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307134

Vehicle front portion structure

There is provided a vehicle front portion structure including: a front side member including a linear portion that extends along the vehicle front and rear direction on the vehicle width direction outside of the vehicle front portion and is disposed on the vehicle front side of a dash panel, and a slanted portion that extends obliquely downward along an undersurface of the dash panel from a rear end portion of the linear portion; and a side portion weak portion disposed in a vehicle width direction outside surface or a vehicle width direction inside surface of the linear portion along a joint between the linear portion and the slanted portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307130

Driving assistance apparatus and method

A driving assistance apparatus causes a vehicle to follow a target track by assisting steering of the vehicle. The apparatus includes a followed target recognition section, a steering assistance control section, and an information providing section. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307125

Vehicle steering control device

A vehicle steering control device includes a turning angle varying device serving as a first turn response change device for changing a gain of yaw rate of a vehicle with respect to steering operation, and a rear wheel steering device serving as a second turn response change device for changing a gain of lateral acceleration of the vehicle with respect to the steering operation. Under a state in which magnitude of curvature of a travel path is equal to or less than a first reference value, at least one of the turning angle varying and rear wheel steering devices is controlled so that a ratio of the gain of the lateral acceleration to the gain of the yaw rate increases when a width of the travel path is small compared with when the width of the travel path is large.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307103

Vehicle travel control device

A running control device of a vehicle includes an engine and a brake booster amplifying a brake force by forming a negative pressure in a negative pressure tank by rotation of the engine. The running control device is configured to execute an engine brake running mode performed with the engine coupled to wheels such that an engine brake is applied by driven rotation of the engine and an inertia running mode performed with an engine brake force made lower than that of the engine brake running mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307102

Vehicle travel control device

A running control device of a vehicle includes an engine, a connecting/disconnecting device separating the engine and wheels, and a transmission transmitting power of the engine toward the wheels, the running control device being configured to execute a normal running-mode performed by using the power of the engine with the engine and the wheels coupled, a free-run inertia running-mode that is performed by separating the engine and the wheels and stopping the engine during running, and a neutral inertia running-mode that is a performed by separating the engine and the wheels and operating the engine in a self-sustaining manner during running, the running control device setting a gear ratio of the transmission on a low vehicle speed side in the case of return from the free-run inertia running-mode to the normal running-mode as compared to the case of return from the neutral inertia running-mode to the normal running-mode.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307098

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus is disclosed, which includes a processing device that calculates a target acceleration such that a vehicle speed of a vehicle, which includes a continuously variable transmission, becomes a target vehicle speed; sets a threshold for a change amount of an engine rpm based on the target acceleration; and controls the engine rpm such that the change amount of the engine rpm does not exceed the threshold.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307096

Driving support apparatus, driving support method, and vehicle

An object of the present invention is to provide a technique wherein a traveling lane is set as definitely as possible to perform the warning or the support so that a vehicle is allowed to travel smoothly in the traveling lane. The present invention resides in a driving support apparatus for setting a traveling lane in which a vehicle can travel on the basis of a traveling-prohibited region and performing warning or support so that the vehicle is allowed to travel in the traveling lane if the vehicle is to be departed from the traveling lane; wherein the traveling lane is set while raising a level of reliability as information to recognize the traveling lane from the traveling-prohibited region if the traveling-prohibited region is continuous in a travel direction of the vehicle as compared with if the traveling-prohibited region is discontinuous in the travel direction of the vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307095

Driving assistance apparatus

An apparatus for assisting in the driving of a vehicle determines, for a first vehicle, a first traveling track based on road infrastructure and a second traveling track based on the traveling track of a second vehicle that precedes the first vehicle. The apparatus stores information about the first traveling track and the second traveling track such that the deviation corresponds to the respective traveling positions of the vehicles. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307092

Route evaluation device

Disclosed is a route evaluation device that enables traveling along a route in consideration of an operation of the driver of another vehicle, and can realize a safer traffic environment. A route evaluation device includes a route candidate generation section that generates route candidates of a host-vehicle, a route prediction section that predicts routes of another vehicle, a classification section that classifies the interference states of the route candidates of the host-vehicle and the predicted routes of another vehicle into a plurality of interference forms, and a route evaluation section that evaluates the routes of the host-vehicle on the basis of the interference forms classified by the classification section.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307090

Parking assistance device

A parking assistance device includes an obstacle detection unit configured to detect an obstacle around a vehicle, a parking point detection unit configured to detect a parking target point where the vehicle can be parked based on the result of the obstacle detection, and a parking assistance control unit configured to guide the vehicle from a parking start point to the parking target point according to a guidance route based on the result of the obstacle detection and the result of the parking target point detection in a case where a traveling of the vehicle is detected during a period of time from a time when the vehicle reaches the parking start point to a time when a shift range is changed, the parking assistance control unit does not execute the guidance of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307085

Control apparatus for a vehicle

A control apparatus for a vehicle provided with an engine, an electric motor, and a damper disposed in a power transmitting path between said engine and said electric motor, wherein said engine is started with its speed being raised by a drive force of said electric motor, wherein said damper has characteristics of generating a larger hysteresis torque during its torsion in a negative direction of transmission of the drive force from said electric motor toward said engine, than a hysteresis torque generated during its torsion in a positive direction of transmission of a drive force from said engine toward said electric motor, said control apparatus comprising a hybrid control portion configured to ignite said engine by igniting said engine in the process of a rise of the speed of said engine while said damper is subjected to the torsion in the negative direction by said electric motor.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307083

Hybrid vechicle and method of controlling hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle according to the present invention includes an engine, a power storage device, a motor generator, and an ecu. The motor generator receives electric power from the power storage device and generates travel driving force. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307080

Control system of hybrid vehicle

A control system is provided in a vehicle including an internal combustion engine, a second mg, and a first mg. The control system starts the engine when required vehicle output becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined start threshold value, and stops the engine when the required vehicle output becomes equal to or smaller than a predetermined stop threshold value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307078

Vehicle

A vehicle comprises a rotary electric machine, an inverter and an electronic control unit. The inverter is configured to supply current to the rotary electric machine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307054

Curtain airbag device and occupant protecting device

A curtain airbag device comprising: a main deploying portion that, at a time when at least one of a small overlap impact or an oblique impact arises, receives a supply of gas and expands, and is deployed in a shape of a curtain along a side window glass; an auxiliary deploying portion that is provided at a front side with respect to the main deploying portion, and that, at a time of at least one of a small overlap impact or an oblique impact, receives a supply of gas and is expanded and deployed; and a tension structure that connects a front end side portion of a front pillar and a rear end side portion of the front pillar, and that is deployed while receiving tension such that an intermediate portion of the tension structure passes by a vehicle width direction outer side of the auxiliary deploying portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150306999

Vehicle seat

A vehicle seat includes: a seat back having an upper frame; a fan provided in the seat back; a lumbar plate that is provided in the seat back and elastically supports a waist of a seated occupant from a rear side; and a support member that elastically supports the fan in an area at a height between the lumbar plate and the upper frame.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150306982

Vehicle seat control device and vehicle seat device

A vehicle seat control device includes a seat unit on which an occupant sits, a seat unit support mechanism that supports the seat unit such that a right side and a left side of the seat unit are capable of moving relative to each other in a vehicle up-down direction, a lock actuator for fixing the relative movement in the up-down direction of the seat unit supported by the seat unit support mechanism, and a seat ecu that controls the lock actuator so as to fix the seat unit in cases in which a predetermined fixing condition for fixing the seat unit has been satisfied.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150306966

Inductively charged vehicle with automatic positioning

An electric vehicle receives electric power, in a non-contact manner, from an electric power transmitting coil provided externally to the vehicle. The electric vehicle includes an electric power receiving unit that is disposed at a bottom of the vehicle and receives electric power from the electric power transmitting unit via electromagnetic field resonance; a camera that captures an image of the outside; and a display unit that displays an outside view from the vehicle that is captured by the camera. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150306951

Fuel tank structure

A flow inhibiting member that inhibits a flow of vapor is provided, between a full-tank regulating valve and a sealing valve, at a communication pipe that communicates a canister and a full-tank regulating valve of a fuel tank.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150306936

Vehicle

A vehicle includes a drive motor, a battery, a front seat, a rear seat, a passenger-compartment air conditioning unit, an inlet port, a blower, a temperature sensor and a controller. The controller is configured to control the passenger-compartment air conditioning unit so as to selectively perform a first air conditioning mode, a second air conditioning mode, and a third air conditioning mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150306774

Non-contact transfer hand

A non-contact transfer hand includes a suction holding plate and a lid portion. The suction holding plate has a flat-shaped suction surface as a front surface, a non-suction surface as a back surface, and a chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150306767

Motion limiting device and motion limiting method

A motion limiting device includes: detection means that detects environmental information around a robot; generation means that generates, based on the environmental information detected by the detection means, a three-dimensional environment model that includes an unobservable area and an observable area and indicates a working environment in which the robot operates, the unobservable area being the area where the environmental information cannot be detected by the detection means, and the observable area being the area where the environmental information can be detected by the detection means; and limiting means that limits a motion of the robot when it is determined that the robot has entered the unobservable area based on the three-dimensional environment model generated by the generation means.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150305177

Fixing structure of electric apparatus to vehicle

Provided is a fixing structure of an electric apparatus in an engine compartment provided in a front portion of a vehicle. The fixing structure includes a tray, a removal mechanism, and a protecting plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303798

Boost converter control apparatus

The present invention prevent a shortage of the output when an intermittent boost is executed. A control apparatus for controlling a boost converter that can boost power supply voltage by boost control has: an intermittent controlling device for executing the intermittent boosting in such a manner that output voltage is maintained in a voltage variation allowable range including a target value on the basis of the detected output voltage of the boost converter; an average value calculating device for calculating an average value of the output voltage in an execution period of the intermittent boosting; and a target value correcting device for correcting the set target value to increase it when the calculated average value is less than the target value and is less than a required voltage value of a loading apparatus.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303703

Non-contact power transmitting and receiving system

A non-contact power transmitting and receiving system includes an inverter configured to generate a high-frequency voltage, a voltage-current sensor configured to detect a phase difference between an output voltage and an output current of the inverter, a power transmission coil connected to the inverter, a power reception coil configured to receive electric power from the power transmission coil in a contactless manner, a rectifier circuit connected to the power reception coil, and a control unit configured to control the inverter and the rectifier circuit. The inverter includes arms. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303660

In-vehicle structure for inverter and bracket unit for inverter

An in-vehicle structure for an inverter includes a bracket, a damping bush, and a braided wire. The bracket is made of a metal plate, and serves as a metal fitting for fixing the inverter to a transmission (a vehicle). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303526

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that can achieve both battery characteristics during normal usage and resistance to overcharging at high levels. In this non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, an electrode body, which includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte are housed in a battery case. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303519

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and production method thereof

Provided is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having both superior output characteristics and durability. The positive electrode and the negative electrode of this battery are respectively provided with a film containing lithium ions and fluoride ions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303494

Fuel cell

A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly; a frame configured to support the membrane electrode assembly from its outer edge; a first separator plate and a second separator plate configured to sandwich the membrane electrode assembly and the frame therebetween; and an elastomer. The first separator plate includes an elastically deformable protruding portion projecting toward an opposite side to the frame. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303486

Production method of porous layer material and production method of membrane electrode and gas diffusion layer assembly including porous layer material (as amended)

A production method of a porous layer material for forming a porous layer includes the steps of obtaining particles that contain carbon and a water-repellent resin by spray drying a mixed solution that includes the carbon and the water-repellent resin, producing a paste that includes the particles, and extruding or rolling the paste to obtain the porous layer material in a sheet-like form.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303480

Positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and production method thereof

Provided is a method for producing a positive electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having superior electrical conductivity with high productivity. The production method disclosed herein includes the following steps: a first kneading step (s10) for kneading electrically conductive carbon fine particles and a hydrophobic binder that gels when contacted by water, in n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (nmp); a second kneading step (s20) for adding a positive electrode active material and water to a first kneaded product obtained in the first kneading step followed by additional kneading; and a step (s30) for forming a positive electrode active material layer on the surface of a positive electrode current collector by coating a second kneaded product obtained in the second kneading step on the positive electrode current collector. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303441

Secondary battery manufacturing method and secondary battery

A secondary battery includes, in a battery case, an electrode body having an electrode sheet, a current collecting member including a weld part ultrasonic welded to a current collecting foil of the electrode sheet, and a pressure-type current interrupt mechanism electrically connected to the current collecting member. The current interrupt mechanism has a first valve element integrated with the current collecting member and a second element body, both joined at a joint portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150303420

Temperature regulation structure

In a temperature regulation structure according to the invention, the power storage element includes a power generation element for charging and discharging, and has a case body having an opening portion for incorporating the power generation element, and a lid that closes up the opening portion of the case body. Air for temperature regulation that comes into contact with the power storage element is supplied from a direction substantially perpendicular to a bottom face of the case body, which is opposed to the lid across the power generation element. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150302986

Permanent magnet and method of producing permanent magnet

A permanent magnet has a grain structure that includes a main phase and a grain boundary phase that is primarily composed of a first metal. A second metal that enhances the coercivity of the permanent magnet and a third metal that has a lower standard free energy of oxide formation than the first metal and the second metal are diffused in the permanent magnet, and the third metal is present in the form of an oxide in the grain boundary phase.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150301009

Abnormality detection system of engine exhaust system (as amended)

In an internal combustion engine, a hydrocarbon feed valve (15), nox storage catalyst (13), particulate filter (14), and electric resistance type sensor (29) are arranged in an engine exhaust passage in this order from an upstream side. The electric resistance type sensor (29) generates an output value corresponding to the amounts of deposition of particulate matter and hydrocarbons which are contained in the exhaust gas and deposited at the sensor part thereof. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300474

Ring gear mounting structure

A ring gear mounting structure is configured such that a ring gear is fitted onto a supporting portion, and the ring gear abuts against a stopper portion that protrudes from on one end portion of the outer peripheral surface in a rotational axis direction of the ring gear. A groove is formed in a portion of the outer peripheral surface that is on the stopper portion side of the outer peripheral surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300286

Fuel injection apparatus and control method thereof

A fuel injection apparatus includes: a first obtaining unit that obtains a first index relating to an opening behavior of an injector; a second obtaining unit that obtains at least one of a second index relating to a maximum injection rate of the injector and a third index relating to an injection period; and a calculation unit that determines that injection hole corrosion has occurred in the injector when a first condition relating to the first index is established and at least one of a second condition relating to the second index and a third condition relating to the third index is established.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300283

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device 100 for an internal combustion engine includes an in-cylinder oxygen concentration acquisition unit configured to acquire an in-cylinder oxygen concentration, an in-cylinder temperature acquisition unit configured to acquire an in-cylinder temperature, a target in-cylinder temperature acquisition unit configured to acquire a target in-cylinder temperature during main injection based on the in-cylinder oxygen concentration acquired by the in-cylinder oxygen concentration acquisition unit, and an in-cylinder oxygen concentration control unit configured to execute in-cylinder oxygen concentration control for controlling an in-cylinder oxygen concentration during pilot injection performed prior to the main injection based on the difference between the target in-cylinder temperature during the main injection acquired by the target in-cylinder temperature acquisition unit and the in-cylinder temperature acquired by the in-cylinder temperature acquisition unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300274

Vehicle travel control device

A running control device of a vehicle includes an engine with a plurality of cylinders, a clutch connecting/disconnecting a power transmission path between the engine and wheels, a fuel pump transferring fuel toward an injector, and a fuel pressure control device controlling a fuel pressure in a transfer path of the fuel. The running control device of a vehicle performs a neutral inertia running mode performed with the power transmission path between the engine and the wheels disconnected, and a cylinder resting inertia running mode performed by resting at least a part of the cylinders of the engine with the power transmission path between the engine and the wheels connected, the fuel pressure during the neutral inertia running mode being made higher than the fuel pressure during the cylinder resting inertia running mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300245

Apparatus for controlling an internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided. The control apparatus includes a turbocharger, a bypass passage, a wastegate valve, a catalyst device and a controller. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300238

Cooling fan device for vehicle

This cooling fan device for a vehicle comprises: a fan shroud which is shaped as a box accommodating a radiator and/or a condenser, and which has an opening in the front side in the travel direction of the vehicle and a fan coupling surface in the rear side in the travel direction; at least two cooling fans disposed in the fan coupling surface, the cooling fans having center axes vertically separated from each other by a predetermined distance; and a shield rib extending downward from the top of the fan coupling surface, protruding toward the radiator and/or the condenser, and having a top end and a bottom end, the shield rib being provided to the fan coupling surface between the adjacent cooling fans. The top end and/or the bottom end of the shield rib have a cutout section allowing air to pass between the adjacent cooling fans.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300229

Exhaust emission control system for internal combustion engine (as amended)

An object of the present invention is to increase the nox purification rate of an unactivated scr catalyst in an exhaust emission control system for an internal combustion engine that has an oxidation catalyst and the scr catalyst disposed downstream of the oxidation catalyst. In order to achieve this object, the present invention provides an exhaust emission control system for an internal combustion engine, including an oxidation catalyst disposed in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, an scr catalyst that is disposed downstream of the oxidation catalyst in the exhaust passage, and a supply device for supplying unburnt fuel to the oxidation catalyst when the scr catalyst is not yet activated, wherein the amount of no2 that flows into the scr catalyst is increased by reducing the amount of unburnt fuel supplied, when a low-load operation of the internal combustion engine is performed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300217

Internal combustion engine and control method for internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a variable valve mechanism that takes a valve characteristic of an intake valve, and changes the valve characteristic according to an engine operating state; a turbocharger that includes a bypass passage that bypasses a turbine wheel arranged in an exhaust passage by connecting a portion of the exhaust passage that is upstream of the turbine wheel to a portion of the exhaust passage that is downstream of the turbine wheel, and a waste gate valve that adjusts a flow path area of the bypass passage; and a control apparatus configured to, when there is a request to increase the valve characteristic according to a change in the engine operating state, change the valve characteristic to an increase side with the variable valve mechanism after opening the waste gate valve to an opening amount that is larger than before the request.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300203

Turbine housing

A turbine housing includes a scroll passage, a medium passage, an exhaust introduction passage, and a partition wall. The scroll passage extends spirally and is located outside a turbine wheel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150300202

Turbocharger

A turbocharger includes a turbine housing, a compressor housing, and a bearing housing. Each of the housings includes a passage for cooling inside. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150299944

Laminated sheet and method of manufacturing the same

A laminated sheet includes a base cloth layer having a porous structure obtained by impregnating a woven fabric, which has a tear strength by a trapezoid method of 150 n or more in the longitudinal direction and 100 n or more in the lateral direction, with a resin composition containing a polyurethane resin and an organic flame retardant, and a skin layer layered on the base cloth layer, and has plural air holes penetrating in the thickness direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150299900

Method for producing sic single crystal

The purpose of the present invention is to produce a high-quality sic single crystal with good reproducibility while avoiding the fluctuations in the solution-contacting position of a seed crystal among production operations. A method for producing a sic single crystal by bringing a sic seed crystal supported by a supporting bar into contact with a solution that has been heated by high-frequency induction to thereby grow the sic single crystal, wherein the supporting bar is born down while applying a magnetic field to the solution to thereby bring the sic seed crystal into contact with the solution, and subsequently the application of the magnetic field is halted to grow the sic single crystal.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150299896

Method for producing n-type sic single crystal

Provided is a method for producing an n-type sic single crystal, whereby it is possible to grow an n-type sic single crystal having a low resistivity at a high speed. A method for producing an n-type sic single crystal by bringing a sic seed crystal substrate into contact with a si—c solution having such a temperature gradient that the temperature gradually decreases from the inside toward the surface, thereby achieving the crystal growth of the n-type sic single crystal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298756

Inverted vehicle

An inverted vehicle according to the present invention includes: wheel; a base that holds the wheel; a step cover on which a rider rides, the step cover being connected to an upper portion of the base; an elastic element that is connected to the upper portion of the base and elastically supports the step cover; a detection portion that is provided between the base and the step cover and detects a pressing force applied from the step cover when the rider is riding on the inverted vehicle and the elastic element is elastically deformed to thereby depress the step cover; and a control portion that drives the wheel based on the detection of the pressing force by the detection portion. The step cover is connected to the base with a hinge.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298704

Hybrid vehicle control apparatus

A hybrid vehicle control apparatus configured to control a hybrid vehicle provided with an engagement mechanism realizing a fixed gear ratio mode in which rotation of an electrical rotating machine is limited in an engaged state in which a pair of engaging elements engage, is provided with: a determining device configured to determine whether or not a direction of torque acting on the engaging element of the engagement mechanism is reversed in fixed gear ratio engine brake traveling; and a controlling device configured to control the electrical rotating machine to set the electrical rotating machine to be in a shutdown state in the fixed gear ratio mode, and to temporarily release the shutdown control if it is determined that the direction of the torque is reversed, so that backlash elimination torque is supplied for eliminating backlash formed between the pair of engaging elements.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298701

Vehicle travel control device

A running control device has an engine coupling running mode enabling an engine brake running mode performed by coupling an engine and wheels with an engine brake applied by driven rotation of the engine, and an inertia running mode performed with an engine brake force lower than that of the engine brake running mode. The running control device includes a steering wheel steering angle as a condition of terminating the inertia running mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298700

Vehicle drive controller

A running control device of a vehicle includes an engine with cylinders, a clutch connecting/disconnecting a power transmission path between the engine and wheels, and a variable mechanism to vary an intake air amount sucked into the cylinders. The running control device performs a normal running mode by transmitting engine drive force to the wheels, a neutral inertia running mode by disconnecting the power transmission path between the engine and the wheels, and a cylinder resting inertia running mode by resting at least a part of the cylinders while the power transmission path between the engine and the wheels is connected. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298698

Vehicle travel control device

A running control device of a vehicle includes an engine with a plurality of cylinders and a clutch separating the engine and wheels, the running control device of a vehicle controls and supplies the clutch a line pressure acquired by adjusting an output oil pressure of an oil pump, the running control device of a vehicle is configured to execute a neutral inertia running mode that is an inertia running mode performed while the engine and the wheels are separated and a cylinder resting inertia running mode performed by stopping operation in at least a part of the cylinders of the engine while the engine and the wheels are coupled, the line pressure is low while the neutral inertia running mode is performed as compared to while the cylinder resting inertia running mode is performed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298695

Vehicle cruise control device

A vehicle cruise control device is provided that sets a traveling road that the vehicle is to travel from then based on acquired information of surroundings, and executes normal cruise control for causing the vehicle to travel along the set traveling road (s300), and when normally acquiring information of surroundings becomes impossible, the vehicle cruise control device executes interim cruise control for causing the vehicle to travel along the set traveling road (s500). The vehicle cruise control device estimates an interim travel time from when the interim cruise control starts until the vehicle completes the traveling along the set traveling road, sets a target deceleration variably so that, when the interim travel time is short, the target deceleration is higher as compared to where the interim travel time is long, and decelerates the vehicle so that a deceleration of the vehicle coincides with the target deceleration (s600).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298693

Vehicle safety apparatus

When a pedestrian or the like in an area that is ahead in the direction of movement of a vehicle travelling on a road and is adjacent to the road is moving in an direction to cross the road, a system ecu varies the time of execution of a safety operation for ensuring the safety of the pedestrian in accordance with a road condition in the area where the pedestrian or the like is present. Specifically, the time of execution of the safety operation is delayed in the order of a first road condition, in which the area in which the pedestrian is present is not in a roadway, a second road condition, in which the area is in a roadway and not in an opposing traffic lane, and a third road condition, in which the area is in a roadway and in an opposing traffic lane.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298691

Vehicle cruise control device

Provided is a vehicle cruise control device 10 that performs trajectory control for causing a vehicle to travel along a traveling road by steering vehicle wheels. The vehicle cruise control device includes: a roll control device (active stabilizers 56 and 58, etc.) configured to control a lateral-direction inclination angle of a vehicle body; and an inclination angle estimation device (a roll rate sensor 72, a stroke sensor 74i, etc.) configured to determine a lateral-direction inclination of a traveling road. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298688

Control apparatus for vehicle and vehicle (as amended)

An ecu (200) sets a voltage of an inverter (64) side in an external supply mode to be less than a voltage of the inverter (64) side when a first mg (20) supplies the electric power equal to the electric power in the external supply mode in a traveling generation mode.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298687

Control apparatus of hybrid vehicle

The control apparatus of the present invention is applied to a hybrid vehicle having an internal combustion engine that is capable, during operation, of changing over its operational mode to lean combustion or to stoichiometric combustion. The control apparatus preferentially selects an operational mode having high system efficiency in relation to the requested power, and selects the stoichiometric combustion mode (s104) when, under the specific condition that the system efficiency is higher in the lean combustion mode as compared to the ev mode and moreover is lower in the stoichiometric combustion mode as compared to the ev mode, also the temperature (tnc) of an exhaust purification catalyst is less than or equal to a first predetermined value (tα) (s101, s102).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298686

Hybrid vehicle control apparatus

A hybrid vehicle control apparatus configured to control a hybrid vehicle having an engine, a first electrical rotating machine, a second electrical rotating machine, a power supply, and an engagement mechanism, is provided with: a specifying device configured to specify a state of the power supply; and a controlling device configured to select and perform one control on the basis of the specified state of the power supply and required torque of engine brake, from among a plurality of controls including (1) first control in which the engagement mechanism is controlled to be in a disengaged state and the first electrical rotating machine is controlled according to the required torque of the engine brake and (2) second control in which the engagement mechanism is set to be in an engaged state and the second electrical rotating machine is controlled according to the required torque, if the engine brake is required.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298685

Drive system for hybrid vehicle

A drive system for a hybrid vehicle includes a planetary gear unit, a first rotating machine connected to a sun gear of the planetary gear unit, an engine connected to a carrier of the planetary gear unit, a second rotating machine and drive wheels connected to a ring gear of the planetary gear unit, a regulating mechanism that regulates rotation of the carrier, a first running mode in which the vehicle runs using the second rotating machine as a power source, and a second running mode in which the vehicle runs using the first rotating machine and the second rotating machine as power sources while the regulating mechanism regulates rotation of the carrier. The carrier is rotated by the first rotating machine when the vehicle shifts from the first running mode to the second running mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298683

Running state control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

An apparatus controls a running state of a hybrid vehicle, wherein the hybrid vehicle is configured to select, as a running mode, an ev running mode and a hv running mode, the hybrid vehicle is configured further to select an intermittent operation mode for repeating acceleration running and coasting by intermittently driving the drive wheels, in the hv running mode. The apparatus switches the ev running mode to the intermittent operation mode according to a comparison result between a power storage amount of the power storing device and a convergence value of the power storage amount in a case where the intermittent operation mode is selected, if the intermittent operation mode is required during steady running by the ev running mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298682

Power transmission device for hybrid vehicle and hybrid system

A power transmission device for a hybrid vehicle includes: a power distribution mechanism including a plurality of rotation components; a friction engagement device which is interposed between the engine and the rotation component connected to the engine; and a control device which performs a stop control for the engine and a release control for the friction engagement device so as to cause the vehicle to travel only by the power of the second rotary machine and performs an engagement control for the friction engagement device while the vehicle travels only by the power of the second rotary machine so as to perform a push-start of the engine, and the control device controls the first rotary machine so that the friction engagement device is maintained in a half engagement state at a differential rotation speed higher than a predetermined rotation speed during the push-start of the engine.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298681

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

A control apparatus is applied to a hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle includes an mg which is connected with an input shaft of a manual transmission via a first clutch that is operated by a press operation to a clutch pedal and an internal combustion engine which is connected with the mg via a second clutch. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298676

Vehicle state determination device, vehicle state determination method, and driving operation diagnosis device

A vehicle state determination device determines the operating state of the brakes of the vehicle on the basis of information obtained from an acceleration sensor. A data log unit stores, over time, the acceleration acquired from the acceleration sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298664

Vehicle brake control device

When a brake pedal is slowly depressed, a brake ecu sets a target current ifl* of a pressure-increasing linear control valve for a front-left wheel to increase from a current value lower than a valve-opening current i open by a decrease set value i1, and sets a target current ifl* for a pressure-increasing linear control valve for a front-right wheel to increase from a current value lower than a valve-opening current i open by a decrease set value i2 (<i1). This prevents a timing at which the pressure-increasing linear control valve is closed and a timing at which the pressure-increasing linear control valve is closed from matching, whereby a variation in a vehicle deceleration g can be suppressed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298634

Vehicle body end section structure

A vehicle body end section structure is obtained that enables a spacer member that transmits load to a framework member in a small overlap collision to be suppressed from impinging on a wheel in a minor collision. The vehicle body end section structure comprises a pair of left and right framework members, a bumper framework section connected to leading end portions of the pair of framework members, and a spacer member that projects out from a jutting-out portion of the bumper framework section toward a framework member side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298621

Object detection apparatus and driving assistance apparatus

An object of the present invention is to provide an object detection apparatus and a driving assistance apparatus in which movement information of a target object can be obtained with high accuracy. In the present invention, the object detection apparatus is an apparatus that detects a target object from a predetermined mounting position (a vehicle and the like); performs an object detection from a predetermined mounting position; in a case where a target object is detected, acquires the position of the target object; obtains a feature amount of a fixed object existing around the target object and detects a position of a fixed object; sets the position of the fixed object as a reference point; and calculates movement information of the target object from the position of the target object with the reference point as a reference.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298611

Warning device for vehicle

When a warning is generated for a driver of a host vehicle based on approach information about a moving object, a selection between a first warning method and a second warning method is determined in accordance with the moving direction of the moving object with respect to the host vehicle. In the first warning method, a predicted collision time, which is the predicted amount of time before the moving object will collide with the host vehicle, is calculated based on the approach information, and the driver is warned only when the predicted collision time is less than a threshold value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298570

Hybrid vehicle having mode of increasing amount of charge stored in power storage device to target value and control method for hybrid vehicle

In a hybrid vehicle, the charging power of a power storage device can be generated through power generation by a motor generator by using an output of an engine. In response to operation of an soc recovery switch, an ecu executes soc recovery control for increasing an soc of the power storage device to an soc target value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298569

Vehicle

A vehicle is configured to carry out external charging operation in which an in-vehicle battery is charged with electric power from a device outside the vehicle. The vehicle includes the in-vehicle battery, a charger and a control device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298568

Power supply system for vehicle

A power supply system for a vehicle, which executes the following control, is provided. When a connector coupled to an external power supply is connected to the vehicle , a chr is set to an on state. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298551

Electric power conversion control device for vehicle, control method, and vehicle equipped therewith

Disclosed is an electric power conversion control device, in which when an overvoltage abnormality of an electric power system is detected, and it is detected that a vehicle is not in collision, a switching control unit stops the switching of an inverter, whereby an element of the inverter is prevented from being subjected to an overvoltage. In a case where an overvoltage abnormality of the electric power system is detected, and when it is detected that the vehicle is in collision, the switching control unit performs the switching of the inverter, whereby electrical energy of the electric power system is rapidly consumed by a motor generator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298534

Drive device for hybrid vehicle

A drive device for hybrid vehicle includes: a planetary gear mechanism; a first rotating machine coupled to a sun gear of the planetary gear mechanism; an engine and a one-way clutch coupled to a carrier of the planetary gear mechanism; a second rotating machine and a drive wheel coupled to a ring gear of the planetary gear mechanism; and a braking device. The drive device relatively changes a rotation speed of the first rotating machine to a rotation speed of a positive rotation side to perform braking by the braking device in response to a braking command.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298522

Vehicle and method for controlling vehicle

A vehicle includes an engine, an engine cooling system configured to cool the engine with a coolant, an air conditioning apparatus, a heat exchanger that exchanges heat between the coolant and a refrigerant, and an ecu that controls the air conditioning apparatus. The air conditioning apparatus includes a compressor that compresses the refrigerant, and the compressor is driven in response to an air conditioning request to air condition a passenger compartment. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298513

Air-pressure monitoring device and malfunction-determination-threshold-value determination method

A rotation angle velocity is acquired in each of a two-wheel high pressure state and a reference state of air pressures of respective four wheels, and a rotation angle velocity value and a resonant frequency are acquired. The rotation angle velocity value, etc, acquired in the two-wheel high pressure state and the rotation angle velocity value, etc, acquired in the reference state are compared with each other. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298255

Welding method and welding structure

A welding method for joining together a plurality of welding objects by overlapping the plurality of welding objects and performing laser welding includes forming a weld by forming a plurality of nuggets along a virtual closed curve on the welding objects, by laser welding. A ratio of a diameter of the nuggets to a pitch dimension between the nuggets that are adjacent to each other is larger than 1/2 and no more than 1.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298205

Hoisting type continuous casting device, hoisting type continuous casting method, and solidification interface detection device

A hoisting type continuous casting device includes a keeping furnace, a first shape regulating member, an imaging section, an image analysis section, and a casting control section. The keeping furnace keeps a melt. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298099

Complex oxide particles and exhaust gas purifying catalyst using the same

This invention provides complex oxide particles as carriers that are capable of imparting high heat tolerance and oxygen storage capacity to a catalyst and an exhaust gas purifying catalyst for automobiles using the same. The complex oxide particles comprise ceria-zirconia complex oxide, alumina, yttria, and at least one oxide of an element selected from among rare earth elements other than cerium and yttrium and alkaline earth metals, in which alumina content is 70% to 89% by mass relative to the complex oxide particles and yttria content is 0.01% to 0.22% by mole relative to the ceria-zirconia complex oxide.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298061

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine

A decrease in an nox removal or reduction rate at the time of filter regeneration is suppressed. To this end, provision is made for an nox selective reduction catalyst, a filter arranged at the upstream side of the nox selective reduction catalyst, an nh3 generation catalyst arranged at the upstream side of the nox selective reduction catalyst to generate nh3 when the air fuel ratio of an exhaust gas is equal to or less than a stoichiometric air fuel ratio, a regeneration unit to carry out regeneration of the filter, and a generation unit to make the air fuel ratio of the exhaust gas equal to or less than the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, thereby causing nh3 to be generated in the nh3 generation catalyst, wherein the regeneration unit inhibits the regeneration of the filter until the generation of nh3 by the generation unit is completed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150298058

Exhaust gas purification filter

An exhaust gas purification filter that is suitable for arrangement in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine and for collecting particulate matter contained in exhaust gas, comprises: exhaust gas inflow passages and exhaust gas outflow passages that are arranged alternately; and porous partitions that separate the exhaust gas inflow passages and the exhaust gas outflow passages from each other. Each of the partitions is divided into a coated zone in which a surface of a partition base is coated with a coating layer having a smaller average pore diameter than an average pore diameter of the partition base and a non-coated zone that is located on a downstream side of the coated zone and in which a surface of the partition base is not coated with the coating layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280630

Power generation control apparatus for generator and power generation control method of generator

A vehicle 10 stores in advance, in a memory 210, an allowable voltage v as a range in which a feeling of strangeness on the basis of an output variation is acceptable, with respect to each of electrical load devices e1 to en including headlights 21 and a windshield wiper motor 31 mounted on the vehicle 10. The vehicle 10 identifies output requesting electrical devices, which a vehicle operator requires outputs, in response to the vehicle operator's switch operations, reads the allowable voltages v of the identified output requesting electrical load devices from the memory 210, and sets an overlap voltage range in which the read allowable voltages v are overlapped, to a power generation voltage range vp for power generation control of a generator 60. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280579

Power supply system

There is provided a power supply system including a first power supply and a second power supply. The power supply system includes a power conversion circuit capable of bidirectionally sending and receiving power by bidirectional voltage conversion between the first power supply and the second power supply, converting the first voltage from the first power supply to output a third voltage and a fourth voltage, and converting the second voltage from the second power supply to output the third voltage and the fourth voltage.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280565

Boost converter control apparatus

The present invention minimizes system loss during execution of intermittent boosting. A boost converter control apparatus has: a target value setting device for setting a target value of output voltage that minimizes a loss of a power supply system including a dc power supply, a boost converter, and a loading apparatus; an intermittent controlling device for executing an intermittent process of boost control in such a manner that the output voltage is maintained in a range including the set target value; an average value calculating device for calculating an average value of the output voltage in an execution period of the intermittent process; and a target value correcting device for correcting the set target value to reduce a deviation between the calculated average value and the set target value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280534

Slip ring device

A slip ring device (5) includes ring members (10a-10c) that rotate along with an input shaft, and brushes that contact the ring members (10a-10c). The ring members (10a-10c) have surfaces (11a-11c) that contact the brushes, and a plurality of dimples are formed upon these surfaces (11a-11c).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280449

Power supply device and wireless power transfer device

A power supply device is capable of transferring ac power in a noncontact manner to a secondary coil of a power receiving device. The power supply device includes an ac power supply that outputs the ac power. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280283

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery proposed herein is configured such that a positive-electrode active material layer includes graphite particles and a gas generant. Further, an electrolyte solution includes an α solute. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280255

Fuel cell system and water content control method of fuel cell

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell including an electrolyte membrane, an anode formed on one surface of the electrolyte membrane, and a cathode formed on the other surface of the electrolyte membrane; an estimation portion configured to estimate water clogging in an anode side; and a controlling portion configured such that, when the estimation portion estimates that the anode side is in a water clogging state, the controlling portion maintains, at a predetermined rate, a flow rate of an anode gas flowing in the anode side, and controls a flow rate of a cathode gas flowing in a cathode side to be less than a predetermined rate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280215

Cathode active material and hybrid ion battery

The main object of the present invention is to provide a cathode active material which is used for a hybrid ion battery of li ions and na ions, and operates at a high potential. The present invention solves the problem by providing a cathode active material used for a hybrid ion battery of li ions and na ions, comprising an na4m3(po4)2p2o7 crystal phase (m is at least one kind of ni, co, mn, fe, v, cr, cu and zn).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150280209

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

The present invention provides a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that comprises a positive electrode sheet comprising a positive electrode active material layer, and a negative electrode sheet comprising a negative electrode active material layer. The positive electrode sheet and the negative electrode sheet are arranged such that the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer face each other. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150279953

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device is provided with a silicon layer, an upper surface side aluminum layer containing silicon and an insulation film. The upper surface side aluminum layer contacts and is layered on a part of a surface of the silicon layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150279559

Manufacturing method for rare-earth magnet

Provided is a method for manufacturing a rare-earth magnet capable of manufacturing a rare-earth magnet with high degree of orientation by sufficient plastic deformation while suppressing cracks at the side faces of a compact that is plastic-deformed during the hot deformation processing. The method includes a step of preparing a compact s, preparing a plastic processing mold including a die d in which a cavity ca is provided, and punches p that are slidable in the cavity ca, the cavity ca having a cross section that is larger in cross-sectional dimensions than a cross section of the compact s that is orthogonal to a pressing direction by the punches p; and a step of placing the compact s in the cavity ca and performing hot deformation processing, thus manufacturing an orientational magnet c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150279550

Reactor and manufacturing method of the same

A manufacturing method of a reactor includes: assembling an assembly constituted by a coil and a bobbin by inserting the bobbin, which includes a tube portion and a flange portion, through the coil so that a tip of the tube portion protrudes from the coil; forming a cavity by installing the assembly in a first die so that a portion of a coil lateral face comes into contact with a cavity face of the first die, and closing a second die so that the second die is opposed to the first die; and extending first press rods from a cavity face of the second die toward the bobbin in the cavity, and injecting a resin into the cavity while pressing both ends of the bobbin in an axial direction of the coil from an opposite side to the portion of the coil lateral face.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150279529

Rare earth magnet and method for producing same

A method for manufacturing a rare-earth magnet having excellent workability and coercive-force performance in a high-temperature atmosphere and magnetization performance by controlling the content of pr as the alloy composition to an optimum range, including: press-forming magnetic powder b to form a compact, the magnetic powder b including a re-fe-b main phase mp (re: nd and pr) and an re-x alloy (x: metal element) grain boundary phase bp around the main phase mp having an average grain size of 10 nm to 200 nm; and performing hot deformation processing to the compact to give magnetic anisotropy thereto, thus manufacturing the rare-earth magnet c that is a nano-crystalline magnet. The content of nd, b, co and pr included in the magnetic powder b is nd: 25 to 35, b: 0.5 to 1.5 and co: 2 to 7 in terms of at %, and pr: 0.2 to 5 at % and fe.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150279212

Driving assistance system

A driving assistance system includes a center configured to: obtain and integrate travel information of a plurality of vehicles by communicating with the vehicles; estimate a target stop position being a position at which the vehicle should stop based on the travel information; transmit the target stop position to the vehicle, and the center is configured to; obtain an index indicating a convergence property of driving behavior of a driver of each of the vehicles from the travel information; and eliminate stop position information based on the travel information of the vehicle driven by the driver with a low convergence property from an aggregate on the center based on the index.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150278613

Lane boundary marking line detection device and electronic control device

A lane boundary marking line detection device includes an imaging device, a lane boundary detection unit, a lane boundary marking line search unit. The lane boundary detection unit detects first and second lane boundaries based on image information in an imaging area. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150277988

Parallel computing device

The present invention relates to a multi-core parallel computing device that repeatedly processes a plurality of tasks having a restricted processing completion time using one or more cores having a variable operation frequency. When activating a new core and allocating the plurality of tasks to the new core and an operating core, the parallel computing device according to the present invention increases the operation frequency of the operating core.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150277106

Mems device

The mems device includes mems units and a circuit board. Each mems unit includes a substrate, a movable part with a movable electrode, a driving electrode, a diagnosis electrode, a plurality of through electrodes, and a plurality of mems side electrical contacts. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150276848

Examination device and examination method

An examination device disclosed herein includes: a power source; an inductor provided between the power source and the semiconductor device; a diode connected in parallel with the inductor, and having an anode connected to a negative side of the inductor and a cathode connected to a positive side of the inductor; and a current cutoff mechanism provided between the power source and the semiconductor device, and configured to cut off an inflow of current to the semiconductor device, wherein the current cutoff mechanism starts to cut off the inflow of the current to the semiconductor device before a timing at which voltage that is applied to the semiconductor device is stabilized, after having experienced a rise to surge voltage, the rise having been triggered by the semiconductor device being turned off, and the current cutoff mechanism completes the cutoff after the timing.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150276531

Pressure sensor

Disclosed is a pressure sensor which can achieve both a larger capacitance change and miniaturization of a device than ever before. A pressure sensor comprises a layer constitution in which a dielectric layer is sandwiched by a pair of electrode layers and a pair of insulating substrates in order, and detects pressure based on a capacitance value between electrodes which is varied by a deflection amount of at least one of the dielectric layer and the pair of the electrode layers and, wherein, on each side of the pressure sensor, at least one of the electrode layer and the dielectric layer has concave and convex parts on the surface facing the other layer, and the electrode layer and the dielectric layer are in contact with each other through at least the convex parts of the concave and convex parts.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150276373

Resolver excitation circuit

A resolver excitation circuit includes a d/a converter configured to generate a sinusoidal excitation signal being supplied to a resolver outputting a resolver signal to detect a rotation angle of a target object with a predetermined sampling frequency; and an amplifier configured to be constituted with an operational amplifier amplifying the excitation signal generated by the d/a converter. The operational amplifier has a gain-frequency characteristic set so that the predetermined sampling frequency is a higher frequency than a cutoff frequency of a gain of the operational amplifier, and the gain of the operational amplifier at the predetermined sampling frequency is lower than 0 db.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150276162

Vehicle lamp

A vehicle lamp including: a light source; a light guiding member configured by elongated member with light transmitting properties, and has light from light source incident through one length direction end face and emits light from light source from an emission face running along length direction; plural prism portions provided on an opposite side of light guiding member from emission face, that are disposed in row along length direction, and reflect light from light source incident to light guiding member toward emission face; circular arc shaped section formed on emission face side of light guiding member, and is configured with circular arc shaped cross-section in a direction orthogonal to light guiding member length direction; and a polygonal shaped section is formed on the prism portion side of light guiding member, and is configured with a polygonal shaped cross-section in a direction orthogonal to light guiding member length direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150276051

Vehicle transmission control device

An automatic transmission shifting control including: a shifting target value calculating portion setting shifting target values, torque of a rotary-member on the output shaft side, and rate of change of rotating speed of a rotary-member on the input shaft side; a manipulated calculating portion setting manipulated amounts, a torque of the rotary-member on the input shaft side, a torque capacity of one coupling device engaging for a transmission shifting-action, and torque capacity of other coupling devices releasing the shifting-action; a torque assignment ratio calculating portion setting torque assignment ratios to transfer through the respective coupling devices to engage and release the shifting-action; when a second-shifting-action is required during a preceding first-shifting-action according to a first-shifting-model, the manipulated calculating portion switching the first-shifting-model corresponding to the first-shifting-action to a second-shifting-model corresponding to the second-shifting-action, implementing a transmission shifting control for the second-shifting-action according to the second-shifting-model.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150276014

Torsional vibration damping device

The present invention relates to a torsional vibration damping device in which a contact site with an inertial mass can be lubricated effectively while reducing resistance of the inertial mass to oscillate. The vibration damping device includes a rotary member that is rotated by a torque, and an inertial mass that is oscillated by torque pulses. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275802

Internal combustion engine and controller therefor

For each of banks and, the fuel injection amount is changed under a consistent operating condition in which scavenging occurs, and the scavenging amount is calculated from the exhaust gas air fuel ratio at the time when the indicated torque based on the detection value of an in-cylinder pressure sensor is at the maximum. If the scavenging amount differs between the banks, the valve overlapping period of a relevant one of the banks and is controlled to reduce the difference of the scavenging amount between the banks.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275797

Controller for starting vehicular direct-injection engine

A start control device of a vehicular direct injection engine provided in a vehicle is configured to execute an ignition start to raise rotation of the direct injection engine at a start of the direct injection engine by fuel injection and multiple sparking performed for a predetermined cylinder in an expansion stroke out of multiple cylinders of the direct injection engine, the start control device of a vehicular direct injection engine reduces the number of times of sparking for the predetermined cylinder at the time of an ignition start of the direct injection engine as compared to an ignition start performed before the current ignition start based on ignition timing of the ignition start performed before the current ignition start.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275782

Control device for engine equipped with supercharger

An object of the present invention is to calculate an estimated value of an amount of air blowing through an inside of a cylinder by scavenging that occurs in an engine equipped with a supercharger, that is, a scavenging amount. For this purpose, a control device of an engine equipped with a supercharger according to the present invention calculates an estimated value of an intake valve passing air amount from a measured value of an intake air amount, and calculates an estimated value of an in-cylinder air amount from a measured value or an estimated value of intake pipe pressure. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275752

Device for controlling in-cylinder pressure sensor

When only smoke is generated, the sensor sensitivity is not substantially changed from the initial value. When both smoke and unburned hc are generated, the number of times the sensor sensitivity becomes lower than the initial value is increased. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275741

Cooling water control apparatus

A cooling water control apparatus has a setting device which sets a target heat amount line such that a condition where a transferred heat amount which is transferred to a heater core is equal to a required heat amount which is required by the heater core is satisfied at a desired time point at which the transferred heat amount starts to be actually used, the target heat amount line representing a successive target value of the transferred heat amount during a period until the desired time point; and a first controlling device which makes a cooling water circulate in a first pipe, stops the circulation of the cooling water in a second pipe and adjusts an output of an engine such that the transferred heat amount follows the target heat amount line.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275739

Exhaust gas heat recovery apparatus

A heat recovery unit is disposed in second piping branching from first piping in which an exhaust gas from an engine flows. An actuator driving a valve member of the first piping is arranged to be out of contact with a flow path for an engine coolant.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275733

Failure determination system of exhaust gas purification apparatus

In a failure determination system that performs failure determination of an exhaust gas purification apparatus having a nox selective catalytic reduction catalyst (nox catalyst) that is disposed in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine and uses ammonia as a reducing agent, the failure determination of the exhaust gas purification apparatus is performed by a failure determination unit, based on a detected value of a nox sensor that detects nox in exhaust gas. Then, based on an adsorption amount difference at assumed failure that is the difference between an ammonia equilibrium adsorption amount in the nox catalyst in an equilibrium state of ammonia adsorption, assuming that the exhaust gas purification apparatus is in a predefined failure state, and an actual ammonia adsorption amount in the nox catalyst, the failure determination itself by the failure determination unit is inhibited or the use of the nox sensor in the failure determination is restricted. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275382

Manufacturing method of joint panel

A manufacturing method of a joint panel includes: joining an outer panel to an inner panel by applying an adhesive to an outer edge of the outer panel; performing electrodeposition coating on a surface of the outer panel of the joint panel in which the outer panel is joined to the inner panel; and burning, onto the outer panel, a coating film formed on the surface of the outer panel by the electrodeposition coating. The adhesive used herein is a room temperature curing adhesive that does not flow at the time of the burning.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275037

Intermediate coating composition, multilayered coating film, and method for forming the multilayered coating film

An intermediate coating composition used in forming an intermediate coating layer directly overlaid on a surface of an electrodeposition coating layer constructing a vehicle outer panel, the coating composition containing as resin components: (a) 1% to 27% by mass of a polycaprolactonetriol; (b) 20% to 60% by mass of a blocked isocyanate; and (c) 1% to 20% by mass of a melamine resin, each at a percentage content in entire resin components, and the coating composition further containing as a pigment component: (d) 1% to 10% by mass of talc in terms of pigment mass concentration. As the resin component, (e) greater than 0% to 10% by mass of an epoxy resin is preferably contained. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275036

Intermediate coating composition, multilayered coating film, and method for forming the multilayered coating film

An intermediate coating composition used in forming an intermediate coating layer directly overlaid on the surface of an electrodeposition coating layer constructing a vehicle outer panel, wherein a coating film obtained by curing of the intermediate coating composition alone has following characteristics (1) to (4): (1) a loss tangent (tan δ) at −20° c. As determined from a measurement of a dynamic viscoelasticity under a condition involving a rate of temperature rise of 2° c./min and a frequency of 8 hz being 0.01 to 0.5; (2) a dynamic glass transition temperature being −15° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274224

Vehicle lower structure

A vehicle lower structure includes a plurality of spat body portions and a guide portion. The spat body portions are provided side by side in a vehicle longitudinal direction on a vehicle front side of a wheel, are protruded from an underfloor of the vehicle toward a vehicle lower side, and extend in a vehicle width direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274201

Drive supporting device, operation detecting device, and controller

A drive supporting device includes a supporting device mounted on a vehicle and capable of executing driving support in the vehicle; a steering angle detecting device configured to detect a steering angle of a steering member of the vehicle; a torque detecting device configured to detect a torque acting on a steering shaft portion that rotates with the steering member; and a controller configured to control the supporting device, wherein the controller changes content of the driving support by the supporting device between a case in which a steering power corresponding to a product of a parameter associated with the steering angle detected by the steering angle detecting device and a parameter associated with the torque detected by the torque detecting device is greater than or equal to a reference value set in advance, and a case in which the steering power is smaller than the reference value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274168

Vehicle travel controller

A running control device of a vehicle including an engine, a brake operation member, and a brake booster, is configured to execute an engine brake running mode performed with the engine coupled to wheels and an inertia running mode performed with an engine brake force made lower than that in the engine brake running mode. The running control device executes first and second inertia running modes. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274166

Travel controller for vehicles

A running control device of a vehicle includes an engine with a plurality of cylinders, and a clutch connecting/disconnecting a power transmission path between the engine and wheels, the running control device of a vehicle performing during an inertia running mode a neutral inertia running mode performed with the power transmission path between the engine and the wheels disconnected while the engine is kept operated, and a cylinder resting inertia running mode performed by resting at least a part of the cylinders of the engine while the power transmission path between the engine and the wheels is connected, the running control device of a vehicle increasing an operation region of performing the neutral inertia running mode in an operation region of performing the inertia running mode when idle learning performed in an idle operation state of the engine is incomplete, as compared to after completion of the idle learning.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274162

Drive assist apparatus, and drive assist method

Provided is a drive assist apparatus such that, in a vehicle in which a plurality of types of drive assist is implemented, the appropriateness of each drive assist can be maintained. A drive assist unit is provided with: a collision avoidance assist unit that implements individual drive assists; a vehicle-to-vehicle distance assist unit; and a cruise travel assist unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274158

Driving support apparatus and driving support method

The invention is equipped with a travelable range detection device that detects a travelable range of a vehicle, a traveling control device that controls the vehicle such that the vehicle travels in the travelable range detected by the travelable range detection device, a vehicle control device that controls a behavior of the vehicle, and a controller that executes control to suppress a controlled variable of the traveling control device until a driver's follow-up operation for causing the vehicle to follow the travelable range by the vehicle control device is detected after start of control of the traveling control device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274153

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine in which alcohol fuel can be used includes: acquisition unit for acquiring alcohol concentration of fuel; electric motor for driving internal combustion engine; and a control unit configured to control the internal combustion engine and the electric motor. The control unit is configured, when the running time from a low-temperature start to the stoppage of the internal combustion engine or a parameter increasing with an increase of the running time is equal to or lower than a predetermined value, to cause, after the stoppage of the internal combustion engine, the electric motor to subject the internal combustion engine to motoring and to set the motoring time of the motoring to be shorter when a fuel alcohol concentration acquired by the acquisition unit is relatively high compared to when a fuel alcohol concentration acquired by the acquisition unit relatively is low.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274143

Vehicle brake control device

A brake control device includes a front-wheel left-right communication passage that allows communication between wheel cylinders for a front-left wheel and a front-right wheel via a front-wheel communication on-off valve; a rear-wheel left-right communication passage that allows communication between wheel cylinders for a rear-left wheel and a rear-right wheel via a rear-wheel communication on-off valve; and a front-rear communication passage that allows communication between a wheel cylinder of either one of the front-left and front-right wheels and a wheel cylinder of either one of the rear-left and rear-right wheels via a front-rear communication on-off valve, wherein the brake control device keeps the front-wheel communication on-off valve, the rear-wheel communication on-off valve, and the front-rear communication on-off valve opened to set a mode to a four-wheel communication mode during a normal brake control. With this, some of linear control valves are deactivated, whereby an operating noise can be reduced.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274126

Electronic key system

An electronic key system wirelessly transmits a polling signal at predetermined time intervals into a predetermined transmission area outside a vehicle interior and detects an electronic key by receiving a response signal transmitted from the electronic key that is in the transmission area in response to the polling signal, and causes a predetermined function of an on-vehicle apparatus to be executed when the electronic key is detected. The electronic key transmits the polling signal into an enlarged transmission area which is enlarged from the predetermined transmission area when a state where the electronic key is detected and a state where the electronic key is not detected are repeated a predetermined number of times or more within a predetermined time, and does not cause the predetermined function to be executed when the electronic key is detected from the enlarged transmission area.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274109

Vehicle bumper including pedestrian collision detection apparatus

A vehicle bumper including a pedestrian collision detection apparatus includes: a chamber member, a pressure detector, a collision determination unit, an absorber, and a bumper cover. The chamber member is disposed in a vehicle width direction as a longitudinal direction thereof and is adjacent to an outer side surface of a bumper reinforcement in a vehicle front-rear direction, the bumper reinforcement is disposed in the vehicle width direction as a longitudinal direction thereof and inside of the chamber member functions as a pressure chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274033

Wheel control device, vehicle, and wheel control method

A control unit controlling torque of four motors capable of independently driving respective wheels, and setting a predetermined reference torque to the four motors based on first information from a driver input, and includes a distributed torque limitation mode wherein at least one of first motors from the four motors are controlled at a torque acquired by distributing a first distributed torque to the predetermined reference torque through addition to the predetermined reference torque based on second information of vehicle motion state; at least one of second motors different from the first motors are controlled at a torque acquired by distributing a second distributed torque to the predetermined reference torque through subtraction from the predetermined reference torque; and the first and second distributed torque are limited to prevent a torque acting direction from changing before and after the distribution through addition and the distribution through subtraction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274021

Control device for vehicle

A vehicle control device includes a battery, a boost converter connected to the battery, for boosting battery voltage, a second inverter connected to the boost converter for carrying out direct current/alternating current conversion, a second mg connected to the second inverter, for outputting drive force, and an soc sensor for detecting charged state of the battery. The control section, when the soc that has been detected by the soc sensor exceeds a first threshold value, raises the output voltage of the boost converter compared to when the soc is below the first threshold value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150274005

Fuel tank structure

The fuel tank structure includes: a fuel tank that is configured to contain fuel inside; a liquid level detection sensor arranged in a vertical orientation inside the fuel tank and configured such that a capacitance of the liquid level detection sensor varies on the basis of a contact range in which the fuel is in contact with the liquid level detection sensor; a tubular element extending vertically while laterally surrounding the liquid level detection sensor and configured to allow the fuel to enter from a lower portion of the tubular element to an inside of the tubular element and to exit from the inside to the lower portion; and a fuel storage member that communicates with the inside of the tubular element and the inside of the fuel tank through a fuel input/output port and configured to store the fuel inside the fuel tank.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150273559

Method for working steel sheet, and apparatus for working steel sheet

Provided is a technique capable of inexpensively working a steel sheet. A method for working a workpiece with an apparatus for working a workpiece, includes: a drawing step for performing drawing with a drawing device having an upper die and a lower die; and a cutting step for cutting the drawn workpiece with a cutting device having nibblers. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150273437

Composite oxide material and exhaust gas purifying catalyst using the same

The object of the present invention is to provide an oxygen storage material used for an exhaust gas purifying catalyst that is superior in stability at high temperatures. The composite oxide material of the invention comprises crystalline particles of a ceria-zirconia composite oxide with a pyrochlore structure and crystals of a lanthana-zirconia composite oxide with a pyrochlore structure existing on the particle surface, in which the crystals of the lanthana-zirconia composite oxide is solidly dissolved in at least a part of the surface of the crystalline particles of ceria-zirconia composite oxide. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150273177

Sleep control device and sleep control method

A sleep variable calculation portion predicts a change in a sleep depth of a sleeping subject. When the sleep variable calculation portion predicts that the subject may be in a transition state in which the sleep depth of the subject further increases at a wake-up time of the subject, a stimulus presentation device provides a stimulus to the subject at a point in time preceding the wake-up time.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270763

Method for winding edgewise coil and winding device

Provided is a method for winding an edgewise coil and a winding device capable of saving time and labor when changing a guide. A guide bar is disposed in contact with the side face of the rectangular conductor bent by the bending jig and the rotation center of the guide bar deviates from the rotation center of a bending jig for bending a rectangular conductor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270729

Battery charger

A battery charger is provided which is capable of absorbing a position error of a moving body when the moving body is charged in a compact configuration. The battery charger according to one aspect of the present invention includes a second charging terminal magnetically connected to a first charging terminal of a moving body and supplies electric power from the second charging terminal to the first charging terminal, the battery charger including: a charger body; and a suspension member that suspends the second charging terminal from the charger body.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270717

Power receiving device, vehicle, and power transmission device

This power receiving device includes a magnetic shield, and the magnetic shield includes: a first magnetic sheet located beside the power receiving unit; a conductive sheet located opposite to the power receiving unit with the first magnetic sheet interposed therebetween; and a second magnetic sheet located opposite to the first magnetic sheet with the conductive sheet interposed therebetween.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270585

Solid-state battery and method for producing the same, and assembled battery and method for producing the same

A solid-state battery comprising a stack including at least one unit cell including a positive electrode layer including a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode layer including a negative electrode active material, and a solid electrolyte layer laminated between the positive and negative electrode layers, and an outer covering accommodating the stack, wherein the solid-state battery further including a pressure receiving member provided on at least a part of a periphery of the outer covering, and wherein the pressure receiving member has a thickness of less than a total thickness of the stack and the outer covering in a stacking direction of the unit cell.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270564

Fuel cell system, drying state estimation method, and fuel cell system control method

A fuel cell system includes a sensor that measures temperature of a medium for cooling a fuel cell, an acquisition part that acquires frequency of load variation of a fuel cell per unit time, and an estimation part that is able to estimate a drying state of the fuel cell based on information including the temperature and the frequency of load variation.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270556

Manufacturing method of metal catalyst-supporting carrier, metal catalyst-supporting carrier, manufacturing method of fuel cell and catalyst supporting device

There is provided a technique that suppresses a variation in particle diameter of a metal catalyst in the process of supporting the metal catalyst on a carrier. A cnt substrate having carbon nanotubes (cnts) as the carrier arrayed thereon is placed in a processing chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270537

Active material powder and method of producing the same

A method of producing an active material powder includes (i) an attachment step of obtaining a powder including an active material particle, which stores and releases lithium ions at a potential of 4.5 v or higher based on li, and a coating layer precursor, which is attached to a surface of the active material particle, by attaching an alkoxide solution containing lithium ions and niobium ions to the surface of the active material particle and drying the attached alkoxide solution; and (ii) a heating step of forming a coating layer on the surface of the active material particle by heating the powder obtained in the attachment step to be within a temperature range of 120° c. To 200° c.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270204

Lead frame with radiator plate, method for manufacturing lead frame with radiator plate, semiconductor device, and method for manufacturing semiconductor device

A lead frame with a radiator plate on which a semiconductor chip 50 is to be mounted is provided with a radiator plate 30, and a lower surface side lead frame 40 including an upper surface 41 and a lower surface 42. The lower surface side lead frame 40 overlaps and fixes the radiator plate 30 with the lower surface 42 making contact with the radiator plate 30. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270191

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A semiconductor device provided herewith includes a semiconductor substrate; a brazing material bonded to the semiconductor substrate; a heat sink connected to the semiconductor substrate via the brazing material and a resin. The heat sink includes a protruding portion formed outside of a range in which the heatsink is connected to the semiconductor substrate via the brazing material. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150270019

Laser fusion device and nuclear fusion generating method

A target shell monitoring device 4 that monitors an attitude and a position of the target shell tg1, a compression laser output device 5a that irradiates the target shell tg1 with a compression laser light ls1, and a heating laser output device 6 that irradiates the target shell tg1 with a heating laser light ls3 following the compression laser light ls1 are provided. The target shell tg1 has a hollow spherical shell shape, includes an approximately spherical space sp on an inner side thereof, includes at least one through hole h1 connecting an outer side thereof and the space sp, and includes, on an outer surface sf1 thereof, irradiation areas ar1 and ar2 to be irradiated with compression laser lights.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150269446

Boundary detection apparatus and boundary detection method

A boundary detection apparatus includes an acquisition unit, an extraction unit and a detection unit. The acquisition unit acquires a disparity image based on information obtained by capturing an image of a peripheral environment of a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150268687

Control device for in-vehicle solar cell

A control device which performs at least mppt control of output of a solar cell mounted in a vehicle includes a determination unit that determines whether the vehicle is in a travelling state or a stationary state. Different methods are applied when the vehicle is determined to be in the travelling state and in the stationary state respectively.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150268308

Deterioration determining device for battery

A pc executes a control process including the steps of: calculating an internal pressure increase amount p; calculating an internal pressure fluctuation amount Δp; calculating a deterioration evaluation value d1; calculating a deterioration evaluation value d2; determining that a battery can be shipped as a secondhand battery when d1+d2 is equal to or smaller than a threshold value a; and determining that the battery cannot be shipped as a secondhand battery when d1+d2 is larger than the threshold value a.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150267761

Multiple disc clutch device for vehicle

A reaction member is arranged on one side of a main clutch in a direction of a rotation axis. The reaction member is configured to generate a reaction force by receiving a pressing force in the direction of the rotation axis via the main clutch, the pressing force being applied from the other side of the main clutch in the direction of the rotation axis. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150267746

Sliding member and sliding machine

The sliding member according to the present invention includes: a base material; and a sliding film that covers a surface of the base material and constitutes a sliding surface, and is used under a wet condition where lubricant oil exists. The sliding film according to the present invention is a laminated film that includes: an underlying layer formed on the surface of the base material; and an outermost layer formed at least on a part of the underlying layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150267634

Control device and control method for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine includes: an egr control unit executing open/close control over an egr valve on the basis of an operating state of the engine; and a fuel injection control unit carrying out at least one of port injection and in-cylinder direct injection by operating at least one of a port injection injector and an in-cylinder direct injection injector on the basis of the engine operating state. The fuel injection control unit sets an egr non-operation in-cylinder direct injection region, in which the port injection is stopped and the in-cylinder direct injection is carried out while the egr valve is closed, within an operation range of the engine, and sets part of an egr operation port injection permissible region, in which at least the port injection is carried out while the egr valve is open, within the egr non-operation in-cylinder direct injection region.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150267602

Cooling apparatus for engine

A cooling apparatus comprises a first cooling conduit branching off from a downstream side connection conduit to cool the cylinder head, a second cooling conduit branching off from the downstream side connection conduit, is provided in parallel with the first cooling conduit, an intermediate cooling conduit being connected to the first and second cooling conduits, is provided with an egr cooler, a third cooling conduit running from a connection point of the intermediate cooling conduit and the first cooling conduit to an upstream side connection conduit, a fourth cooling conduit running from a connection point of the intermediate cooling conduit and the second cooling conduit to the upstream side connection conduit, and a changeover valve for adjusting the flow resistance of the second cooling conduit. And the direction of coolant flow in the intermediate cooling conduit is changed over by operating the changeover valve.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266522

Vehicle front part structure with spats to restrain wind flow in front of the front wheel

A vehicle front part structure includes: a spats having a mounting portion attached to an under wall that constitutes an under floor in front of a front wheel, and a main body portion extending from the mounting portion toward an underside of a vehicle to restrain a traveling wind under the under wall from hitting the front wheel; and a recess portion formed at the vehicular rearward portion on, the under wall and opening to a downward direction of the vehicle and to a rearward direction of the vehicle. A mounting wall is disposed above a front end portion of the under wall to attach the mounting portion to it. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266514

Opening-closing body structure for vehicle

An opening-closing body structure for a vehicle can improve build state of a vehicle opening-closing body. Reinforcement beads extending in three directions from stopper contact portions are formed at an inner hood panel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266512

Vehicle parting portion structure and manufacturing method thereof

In a side member outer panel, a second panel portion is formed contiguously to a first panel portion with first ridge line interposed therebetween, and third panel portion is formed contiguously to second panel portion with second ridge line intersecting first ridge line at an acute angle interposed therebetween. A bead with a v shaped cross-section, formed by part of first panel portion and part of third panel portion, extends from an intersection point of the first and second ridge lines. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266504

Steering intention determination device, vehicle control device, steering assist device, and steering assist system

A steering intention determination device includes a calculation unit that calculates a value based on the product of a steering angular velocity and a steering torque and the product of a steering angle and the time differential value of the steering torque, and a determination unit that determines that the driver has a turn-and-steer steering intention in a case where the value is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, determine that the driver has a steering holding intention in a case where the value is less than the predetermined value and the absolute value of the steering angular velocity is less than a predetermined angular velocity, and determine that the driver has a switchback steering intention in a case where the value is less than the predetermined value and the absolute value of the steering angular velocity is equal to or greater than the predetermined angular velocity.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266501

Steering control device and steering system

A steering system includes a steering angle detection unit that detects a steering angle of a steering wheel; a steering torque detection unit that detects a steering torque with respect to the steering wheel; an ecu that calculates a corrected steering angle by nonlinearly correcting the steering angle, a first steering parameter as the product of an angular velocity of the steering angle and the steering torque, a second steering parameter as the product of the corrected steering angle and a time differential value of the steering torque, and a target control amount based on the first steering parameter and the second steering parameter; and a steering support unit that applies a rotation torque to the steering wheel based on the target control amount.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266480

Vehicle drive controller

A running control device is configured to execute an engine coupling running mode performed with an engine and wheels connected by a connecting/disconnecting device, a neutral inertia running mode performed with the engine separated from the wheels by the connecting/disconnecting device while the engine is supplied with fuel and allowed to perform self-sustaining rotation, and a free-run inertia running mode performed with the engine separated from the wheels by the connecting/disconnecting device while fuel supply to the engine is stopped to stop rotation. The neutral inertia running mode is terminated when an operation amount of the accelerator pedal becomes equal to or greater than a predefined first determination value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266478

Motor vehicle

When a basic creep torque tctmp is a positive value and a braking torque demand trb* is a negative value, the control procedure sets a basic reflection rate rctmp based on the braking torque demand trb* (s240). In a state of non-activation of vehicle distance control (s250), the control procedure sets a target reflection rate rc* using the basic reflection rate rctmp directly (s230). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266473

Driving support apparatus and driving support method

A driving support apparatus for ensuring consistency of content for multiple driving supports related to vehicle acceleration/deceleration. The driving support apparatus is provided with a follow-up running support unit for performing acceleration/deceleration support for a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266470

Vehicle and vehicle control method

In a vehicle capable of external discharging to supply electric power generated from motive power of a vehicle-mounted engine to a receiver external to the vehicle (hereinafter “engine-operated discharging”), an ecu determines, during engine operation, whether engine-operated discharging is being done. When engine-operated discharging is not being done, the ecu sets a first malfunction determination condition (condition that postulated misfire malfunction was detected in two trips) as an engine malfunction determination condition and, when the first malfunction determination condition is met, lights a check engine light. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266465

Hybrid vehicle

An ecu performs a control process including the steps of: acquiring information about a gear, a vehicle speed, a depression amount of an accelerator pedal, and a transmission mode being selected; calculating a reference value; calculating a restriction value; calculating a target value of the soc; calculating a required electric power value; and outputting a command value for the engine torque and respective torque command values for a first mg and a second mg.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266461

Hybrid vehicle drive system

A hybrid vehicle drive system, which permits an efficient change of a vehicle drive mode from any one of constant-speed-ratio engine drive modes to one of electric motor drive modes, with reduced deterioration of drivability of the hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle drive system is constructed such that one of the electric motor drive modes can be established by releasing one of two coupling elements which are placed in the engaged state in a presently established one of the constant-speed-ratio engine drive modes, when the drive system is required to be switched from the above-described one of the constant-speed-ratio engine drive modes to any one of the electric motor drive modes, whereby the drive system can be efficiently switched from any one of the constant-speed-ratio engine drive modes to the above-indicated one of the electric motor drive modes, by simply releasing one of the above-indicated two coupling elements.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266456

Collision avoidance assist device and collision avoidance assist method

A collision avoidance assist device that performs an assist for avoiding a collision between a vehicle and an object includes an object detection unit that detects the object around the vehicle, a time calculation unit that calculates a time to collision between the vehicle and the object based on the detection result of the object detection unit, and an assist control unit that suppresses a release of a braking for avoidance assist as the time to collision decreases when an execution of the collision avoidance assist is controlled based on the time to collision.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266448

Vehicle seat

There is provided a vehicle seat including: a seat main body including a seating portion, a seat back that supports an upper body of the vehicle occupant seated on the seating portion, and a headrest that is provided at an upper side of the seat back and supports a head portion of the vehicle occupant; a seatbelt that restrains the upper body of the vehicle occupant with respect to the seat back; a belt guide portion that is provided at an upper portion of the seat back or at the headrest, and through which the seatbelt is inserted, and that guides the seatbelt; and a rotating portion that, following movement of a shoulder portion of the vehicle occupant, changes a direction of guiding the seatbelt by rotating the belt guide portion by external force applied due to tension of the seatbelt.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266392

Battery temperature regulating device

A battery temperature regulating device is provided with a low temperature heat exchanger configured to allow heat exchange with the air conditioning system, a battery temperature regulating unit configured to allow heat exchange with the low temperature heat exchanger so as to regulate the temperature of the battery to approach a target temperature, and a control unit configured to control the battery temperature regulating unit. In the case where the charging is performed from the power supply external to the vehicle, the control unit determines whether or not it is necessary to accumulate heat in the battery, and in the case where it is determined that the heat accumulation is necessary, the control unit sets the target temperature of the battery during charging higher than that in the case where it is determined that the heat accumulation is unnecessary.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266350

Suspension arm

A suspension arm includes an upper member and a lower member, and the side plates of the upper member are joined to the side plates of the lower member by welding. A weld line formed by a weld part is bent and terminated near a lower ball joint. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266245

Method for manufacturing fiber-reinforced resin materials

Provided is a method for manufacturing fiber-reinforced resin materials capable of increasing the stiffness and the strength such as shock resistance by a simple method while suppressing an increase in the product weight. A continuous fiber member 5 including a plurality of continuous fibers is placed at at least a part of a fiber-reinforced resin member 3 including fiber materials 2 mixed into matrix resin 1, followed by pressing, thus impregnating gaps between the continuous fibers making up the continuous fiber member 5 with the matrix resin 1 of the fiber-reinforced resin member 3 liquefied or softened for integration.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266232

Filament winding device

With regard to a filament winding device in which a plurality of fiber bundles are simultaneously wound around a liner, a tension detecting portion and a tension adjusting portion are miniaturized, the cost of the tension detecting portion and the tension adjusting portion is reduced, and the tension detecting portion and the tension adjusting portion are easily arranged. Provided is a filament winding device 100 that includes a tension adjusting portion 110 that collectively adjusts tension of a plurality of fiber bundles f unreeled from a plurality of bobbins b and an unreeling failure detecting portion 130 that individually detects the unreeling failure of the fiber bundles f on the bobbins b for each bobbin b.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266132

Laser beam welding apparatus and laser beam welding method

Provided is a laser beam welding apparatus capable of correctly detecting the beginning and the end of one welding point even in remote laser beam welding. The laser beam welding apparatus includes a head which irradiates a workpiece with a laser beam, an optical receiver which receives a reflected light of the laser beam from the workpiece, and a controller. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266131

Laser welding inspection apparatus and laser welding inspection method

Provided is a laser welding inspection apparatus capable of improving the accuracy for determining the welding defect. The laser welding inspection apparatus includes a head which irradiates a welded portion of a workpiece with a laser beam for inspection, an optical receiver which receives a return light of the laser beam for inspection from the welded portion, an optical system which adjusts at least a focal diameter of the laser beam for inspection applied to the welded portion and a region where the return light from the welded portion is recognized, and a controller which controls the optical system and determines, based on intensity of the return light, whether a welding defect exists in the welded portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150266004

Catalyst support for purification of exhaust gas, catalyst for purification of exhaust gas using the same, and method for producing the catalyst support for purification of exhaust gas

A catalyst support for purification of exhaust gas includes a porous composite metal oxide, the porous composite metal oxide containing alumina, ceria, and zirconia and having an alumina content ratio of from 5 to 80% by mass, wherein after calcination in the air at 1100° c. For 5 hours, the porous composite metal oxide satisfies a condition such that standard deviations of content ratios (as at % unit) of aluminum, cerium and zirconium elements are each 19 or less with respect to 100 minute areas (with one minute area being 300 nm in length×330 nm in width) of the porous composite metal oxide, the standard deviation being determined by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy using a scanning transmission electron microscope equipped with a spherical aberration corrector.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263656

Motor control apparatus

A motor control apparatus controls a rotation of a motor based on a resolver signal that is output from a resolver and is in synchronization with a rotation angle of the motor. The motor control apparatus includes a control hardware block configured to correct the resolver signal; and a memory installed outside the control hardware block and configured to store error data of the resolver signal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263633

Power conversion apparatus and method for starting up the same

A power conversion apparatus includes a transformer; a primary side full bridge circuit provided on a primary side of the transformer; a first port connected to the primary side full bridge circuit; a second port connected to a center tap of the primary side of the transformer; a secondary side full bridge circuit provided on a secondary side of the transformer; a third port connected to the secondary side full bridge circuit; and a control unit configured to cause an upper arm of the secondary side full bridge circuit to operate in an active region in a case where a capacitor connected to the third port is charged with a transmitted power transmitted to the secondary side full bridge circuit via the transformer from the primary side full bridge circuit when power of the second port is stepped up and the stepped up power is output to the first port.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263632

Power conversion apparatus and power conversion method

A power conversion method of a power conversion apparatus including plural primary side ports disposed in a primary side circuit and a secondary side port disposed in a secondary side circuit magnetically coupled to the primary side circuit through a transformer, the method adjusting transmission power transmitted between the primary and secondary side circuits by changing a phase difference between switching of the primary and secondary side circuits, and changing a first duty ratio of the switching of the primary side circuit or a second duty ratio of the switching of the secondary side circuit, the method including: determining whether a value obtained by dividing the phase difference by 360° is greater than a third duty ratio; and setting the second duty ratio to be equal to or greater than the value obtained by dividing the phase difference by 360° when the value is greater than the third duty ratio.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263624

Voltage conversion device

The present invention is intended to discriminate between a battery voltage sensor and the input voltage sensor of a converter for abnormality, without stopping the step-up operation of the converter. A voltage conversion device is provided with a battery, a converter, a battery voltage sensor, a voltage sensor for detecting the input voltage of the converter, a current sensor for detecting a reactor current, and a control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263576

Stator of rotary electric machine

A stator of a rotary electric machine includes a stator core that includes a plurality of slots; and a plurality of conductor segment coils that each have a u-shape. A sectional area of the u-shaped portion of the conductor segment coil that protrudes out from one side in the axial direction of the stator core is larger than a sectional area of a tip end portion of the conductor segment coil that protrudes out from the other side in the axial direction of the stator core; and the sectional area of the tip end portion of the conductor segment coil that protrudes out from the other side in the axial direction of the stator core is larger than a sectional area of an in-slot portion of the conductor segment coil.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263560

Discharging control system of vehicle, discharging connector, vehicle, and discharging control method of vehicle

A discharging control system of a vehicle that supplies power to a load device outside the vehicle via a power cable, includes a connection signal line, a detector, and a controller. The connection signal line is configured such that a potential thereof changes in response to a discharging connector provided on the power cable being connected to the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263514

Semiconductor drive apparatus

A semiconductor drive apparatus includes a first control unit configured, when an overcurrent is detected flowing between a first main electrode and a second main electrode of a switching element, to make a gate of the switching element conductive with a predetermined reference potential, to make a control voltage applied between the gate and the first main electrode lower, and to turn off the switching element; a detection unit configured to detect a current generated accompanying charge or discharge of a feedback capacitance between the gate and the second main electrode; and a second control unit configured, when the overcurrent and the current generated accompanying the charge or discharge of the feedback capacitance are detected, to make a resistance between the gate and the reference potential lower.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263376

Method of manufacturing non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

There is provided a method of manufacturing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery equipped with a wound electrode body that is formed by laminating and winding a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator. This method includes preparing the wound electrode body including an uncoated portion of positive electrode active material layers and an uncoated portion of negative electrode active material layers, and not forming the positive electrode active material layers on at least a surface of a positive electrode current collector on a winding outer peripheral side thereof in a region that includes at least an outermost periphery of the positive electrode; structuring the secondary battery by accommodating the wound electrode body in a battery case; and subjecting the secondary battery to an aging treatment in which the secondary battery is retained within a temperature range that is equal to or higher than 60° c.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150263370

Manufacturing method and manufacturing apparatus of reinforcement electrolyte membrane

A manufacturing method of a reinforced electrolyte membrane includes: conveying a belt-shaped electrolyte membrane material including a back sheet on one surface thereof; and placing a belt-shaped reinforcing member on that surface of the electrolyte membrane material which is an opposite side to the back sheet so as to attach the electrolyte membrane material to the reinforcing member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150262375

Speed calculating device and speed calculating method, and collision determination device

A speed calculating device calculates the speed of an object around a moving body and includes: an image detection unit that captures an image of the surroundings of the moving body and detects the object from the captured image; and a speed calculation unit that calculates the speed of the object, using a moving body speed indicating the speed of the moving body and an image speed, which indicates the speed of the object and is calculated from the image, at a ratio corresponding to a distance from the moving body to the object. The speed calculation unit calculates the speed of the object using the moving body speed and the image speed such that the ratio of the moving body speed increases as the distance to the object increases and the ratio of the image speed increases as the distance to the object decreases.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150262365

Image processing device and image processing method

An image processing device includes an imaging device and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit includes a first extraction unit, a disparity calculation unit, a second extraction unit, and an object determination unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150262020

Marking line detection system

A marking line detection system includes an imaging device, a marking line candidate detection unit, a marking line correction unit, a center line determination unit and a validity determination unit. The marking line candidate detection unit detects first and second vehicle's marking line candidates. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150261660

Computer having self-monitoring function and monitoring program

A computer comprises an input unit configured to acquire an input operation; a first program execution unit configured to execute a computing program performing a computation based on the input operation acquired by the input unit; a test scenario storage unit configured to store a plurality of test scenarios for the computing program; and a second program execution unit configured to execute a monitoring program determining whether or not the input operation acquired by the input unit corresponds to any of the plurality of the stored test scenarios.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150261216

Job plan creation system

Provided is a job plan creation system capable of creating an efficient job plan when the job plan is reconfigured on the basis of the progress of the jobs after the completion of the jobs that day and by the job starting time of the following day, for example. A job plan creation system extracts an interrupted job that has been started but has not been completed, a delayed job that should have been started based on the job plan but has not been started, and a not-started job that is scheduled to be started on the job plan and so has not been started from the job plan, and creates the job plan while setting priorities in the order of the interrupted job, the delayed job and the not-started job.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150261209

Job plan display system

Provided is a job plan display system capable of displaying a job plan on a product, and displaying a thumbnail as image information on the product on a display area of the job plan based on design data of the product, allowing an appropriate thumbnail to be displayed while suppressing an increase in system load. The job plan display system is configured to determine whether or not to display or update the thumbnail on a display area of the job plan based on at least one of intention of a designer who created the design data, such intention being assigned to the design data of the product, a predetermined update time, progress information on the design data created and a relationship between a changing part of the design data when the design data is changed and viewpoint coordinates when creating the thumbnail.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150260799

Battery monitoring device

A battery monitoring device includes a control unit; electric elements respectively connected in parallel to battery cells; main analog-digital converters that are respectively connected to the battery cells via the electric elements, and respectively detect voltages of the battery cells; and sub analog-digital converters that are respectively connected to the battery cells without using the electric elements, and respectively detect the voltages of the battery cells. The control unit is configured to determine whether there is a failure in each electric element based on a first voltage detection value detected by the main analog-digital converter, and a second voltage detection value detected by the sub analog-digital converter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150260780

Semiconductor device and control method of the same

A semiconductor device includes a transistor, a diode, a first detection circuit, a second detection circuit, a calculation circuit, and a determination circuit. The diode is connected in reverse parallel with the transistor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150260347

Gas containing tank

A gas containing tank includes: a tank body that contains a gas; a safety valve that discharges the gas contained in the tank body when being heated above a predetermined temperature; a conduction member that is provided outside the tank body, and transfers heat to the safety valve; and a heat insulation member that covers at least a part of the conduction member, and has higher heat insulation than that of the conduction member. The predetermined temperature is lower than 600° c., and the heat insulation member has a heat-resistance temperature lower than 60° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150260317

Gasket

A gasket having a core member having an opening, an inner seal portion made of elastic material and formed along an inner circumference of the opening, an outer seal portion made of elastic material and formed along an outer circumference of the core member. The core member has a seal-forming thin portion and an easily-deformable portion, the seal-forming thin portion being configured to form the inner seal portion at the inner circumference and to form the outer seal portion at the outer circumference, and the easily-deformable portion being provided between the inner seal portion and the outer seal portion and being configured to easily deform the core member.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150260280

Shift control device and shift control method for vehicle

Torque shares that express an exchange of torque are set as a constraint condition of an equation of motion of an automatic transmission, so it is suitable to control an exchange of torque between engagement devices, which is difficult in shift control, and it is possible to solve the equation of motion. In other words, it is possible to handle any shift pattern with the use of a predetermined shift model. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150260113

Internal combustion engine provided with variable compression ratio mechanism

This internal combustion engine provided with a variable compression ratio mechanism is equipped with a turbocharger, the opening degree of a wastegate valve is controlled to a target opening degree for each engine operating state, and when the mechanical compression ratio is changed, the target opening degree of the wastegate valve for the current engine operating state is revised.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150260110

Internal combustion engine

A variable compression ratio mechanism of an internal combustion engine includes an operation element, an input actuator, and a reverse input torque cutoff clutch. The reverse input torque cutoff clutch includes a fixed member, a movable member, clearance, a wedge member, and a moving device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150259829

Method for producing sic single crystal substrate

A method for producing a sic single crystal substrate that can remove cr impurity from the surface of a sic single crystal that contains cr as an impurity, is provided. This is achieved by a method for producing a sic single crystal substrate, wherein the method includes a step of immersing a sic single crystal substrate containing cr as an impurity in hydrochloric acid at 50° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150259631

Engine cleaning composition

This invention provides an engine cleaning composition for removing sediment formed in an engine. Such engine cleaning composition comprises: a dispersant containing a carboxylic acid and an amine; a chelating agent; a glycol solvent; and a naphthenic oil.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150259021

Inverted vehicle and its control method

An inverted vehicle comprises a first sensor that detects an angular speed around an axis inclined from a pitch axis by a first predetermined angle, a second sensor that detects an angular speed around an axis inclined from the pitch axis by a second predetermined angle, a third sensor that detects an angular speed around the pitch axis, an acceleration detection unit that detects accelerations along the axes, and a control unit that performs the inversion control based on the detected angular speeds. A control unit puts a specific safety function in motion based on a mutual relation among a first angular speed around the pitch axis calculated based on the angular speeds detected by the first and second sensors, a second angular speed around the pitch axis detected by the third sensor, and a third angular speed around the pitch axis calculated based on the detected accelerations.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150259012

Parting portion structure for vehicle

There is obtained a parting portion structure for a vehicle that can enhance the rigidity of one end of a design panel that constitutes a parting portion, while imparting a feeling of sharpness to the parting portion. An end edge portion of an upper-end rear portion of a fender panel is folded back toward the opposite side of a design surface and superimposed thereon. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150259008

Vehicular control apparatus

A control apparatus for a vehicle including a lane keeping assist control mechanism configured to execute lane keeping assist control for preventing the vehicle from deviating from a running lane by the power steering mechanism; and an automatic stop control mechanism configured to stop the engine upon fulfillment of predetermined automatic stop conditions during running of the vehicle, the automatic stop conditions include a condition that the lane keeping assist control not be executed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150259006

Travel trajectory control device for a vehicle

Provided is a travel trajectory control device for a vehicle which executes a vehicle travel trajectory control by calculating a target steering angle corresponding to a target steered angle of the front wheels for making a vehicle travel to track a target trajectory, and controlling the steered angle of the front wheels on the basis of the target steered angle with a steered angle varying device and a power steering device. The driving ability of a driver and/or a trajectory change intent thereof are determined. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258986

Control device for hybrid vehicle, hybrid vehicle provided with same, and control method for hybrid vehicle

In a control device for a hybrid vehicle, the charge/discharge setting unit sets a charge/discharge demand for an electricity storage device during a limp home mode, and the operation control unit controls an engine and a motor generator such that the electricity storage device receives/outputs a power in accordance with the charge/discharge demand set by the charge/discharge setting unit. In the case where a charge/discharge amount x input/output to/from the electricity storage device when the engine is operated to generate a required driving force is smaller than a charge/discharge amount y based on the charged state of the electricity storage device, the charge/discharge setting unit sets, as the charge/discharge demand, the smaller one of the charge/discharge amount y and a charge/discharge amount z based on the upper-limit rotation speed of the engine set in accordance with a torque transmitted by a drive shaft.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258985

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

The control apparatus includes a clutch release determining portion configured to detect that a clutch is placed in the released state, and an engine starting control portion configured to initiate an engine starting control to start an engine after the clutch release determining portion has detected that the clutch is placed in the released state, when the engine starting control is implemented during an output gear is rotated in a reverse direction with a torque generated by at least one of first and second electric motors mg1 and mg2. The initiation of the engine starting control after the detection of the released state of the clutch permits effective prevention of reversal of the rotating direction of the output gear from the reverse direction to the forward direction and a rise of the rotating speed of the output gear with a rise of the operating speed of the engine.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258983

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system, including a clutch release determining portion to detect that a clutch is placed in a released state, a brake release determining portion to detect that a brake is placed in a released state, and a second electric motor drive control portion configured to initiate an operation of a second electric motor to generate a negative torque for a rotating request of an output gear in a reverse direction for reverse driving of the hybrid vehicle, after the clutch release determining portion and the brake release determining portion have detected that the clutch and the brake are placed in the released states.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258982

Control device for hybrid vehicle

In a control device for a hybrid vehicle (1) including a dual-clutch transmission (10), a first mg (3) connected to a first input shaft (13) of the transmission (10) in a power transmittable manner and a second mg (4) connected to a second input shaft (14) of the transmission (10) in a power transmittable manner, while the vehicle (1) is travelling with the use of an internal combustion engine (2), the transmission (10) is controlled such that power transmission between the input shaft, which is interrupted in power transmission from the internal combustion engine (2), and an output system (12) is interrupted when an accelerator pedal is depressed, and the transmission (10) is controlled such that power transmission between the input shaft, which is interrupted in power transmission from the internal combustion engine (2), and the output system (12) is established by a gear train of a speed position lower than a current speed position when depression of the accelerator pedal is released.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258978

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system 10, which permits sufficient utilization of the electric energy stored in the battery and includes a drive mode switching portion 60 configured to bring a clutch cl1 or a brake bk1 into its engaged state, for switching the drive system 10 from an ev drive mode in which a vehicle drive force is generated by at least one of first and second electric motors mg1 and mg2 while a crankshaft 12a of an engine 12 is connected to a housing 26, to a constant-speed-ratio drive mode in which the vehicle drive force is generated by at least one of the first and second electric motors mg1 and mg2 while a ratio of an output speed nout of the drive system 10 to a speed of a rotary motion received from the engine 12 is held constant, when an operating speed nmg1, nmg2 of the first or second electric motor mg1, mg2 has been raised to a predetermined threshold value in the ev drive mode. Accordingly, the desired output speed nout can be established at a relatively low value of the operating speed nmg1, nmg2 of the first or second electric motor mg1, mg2, so that the electric energy stored in the battery 48 can be sufficiently utilized.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258976

Control device for hybrid vehicle

The control device of the present invention causes an engine to perform both partial cylinder operation and also all-cylinder operation, and moreover changes the operating point of the engine when the motor torque of a second motor-generator enters into operating point changeover ranges r1 and r2. The operating point changeover range r2 when the engine is performing partial cylinder operation is set to be wider, as compared to the operating point changeover range r1 when the engine is performing all-cylinder operation.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258975

Vehicle state estimating device, vehicle control device, and vehicle state estimating method

A vehicle state estimating device for estimating the state amount of the vehicle at high accuracy from the wheel speed irrespective of the change in the vehicle property. A vehicle state estimating device includes a wheel speed detection unit that detects a wheel speed of each vehicle wheel; a vehicle speed detection unit that detects a vehicle speed; and a state amount estimation unit that estimates an unsprung state amount and/or a sprung state amount of the vehicle, based on a wheel speed of reverse phase of left and right wheels based on the wheel speed of each wheel detected by the wheel speed detection unit, and a value obtained by dividing a wheel base of a predetermined front-rear wheel by the vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed detection unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258942

Vehicle sound collection structure, and sound collection device

A sound collection device 1 collects a sound using a microphone 3 and includes a guide portion 6 configured to guide a sound generated from a target object to the microphone 3 and a discharge portion 7 configured to facilitate the discharge of a foreign material, which gets into the guide portion 6, to the outside of the guide portion 6. Even when a foreign material, such as rain or dust which is to get into the microphone 3, reaches the guide portion 6, the discharge portion 7 is configured to discharge the foreign material to the outside of the guide portion 6. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258911

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes a power storage device, a power generation unit, and a control device. The power storage device stores electric power for driving the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258906

External power supply connector, vehicle, and external power supply system

An external power supply connector attached to a vehicle-side connecting portion and control unit controlling the supply power to the vehicle-side connecting portion, supplying power from the vehicle to outside. The external power supply connector includes a body including an external connecting portion to an electric plug supplying power to a connected external device; a restricting member enables switching between restricting state wherein the electric plug is restricted from being attached and detached to and from the external connecting portion, and allowing state enabling the electric plug to attach and detach to and from the external connecting portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258537

Exhaust gas purifying catalyst

To provide an exhaust as purifying catalyst where the no purification ratio at a high temperature is improved. An exhaust gas purifying catalyst containing copper ion-exchanged zeolite having supported thereon zirconium oxide with a crystallite diameter of 39.1 nm or less is provided.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150256055

Method for producing stator

A method that can produce a high-performance stator by providing only an upper or lower fixed piece for latching a coil on an insulator and thus effectively suppressing loosening of the coil winding wire when resin is injected while improving the production efficiency of the insulator. The method includes producing an intermediate by disposing a coil around an insulator, which includes a tubular portion, a flange at one end thereof, and a fixed piece that, when the insulator is loosely fit around the tooth, extends in the radial direction of the tooth from an end side of the flange corresponding to an upper or lower end face of the tooth, and has a coil latching claw, and loosely fitting the insulator with the coil around the tooth; and placing the intermediate in a die and injecting resin from around a region where the coil is latched by the fixed piece.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255998

Control device of battery charging

A main object of the present invention is to provide a control device of battery charging capable of quickly charging a battery to an intended capacity while inhibiting occurrence of defect in the battery, the control device including a first output unit outputting a heating signal to heat a battery, a second output unit outputting a charging signal to charge the battery heated according to the heating signal, and a controller judging whether or not a degree of degradation of the battery is a first value or more, wherein where the controller judges the degree of degradation to be the first value or more, the controller controls the heating signal to make the charging rate of the battery whose degree of degradation is the first value or more equal to or closer to a charging rate of the battery when the degree of degradation is less than the first value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255979

Electrical storage system

An electrical storage system includes an electrical storage device (10); a relay (smr-b, smr-g, smr-p) switching between on/off states; a current interruption circuit (60) interrupting energization of the electrical storage device by causing the relay to switch from the on state to the off state; and a controller (30) executing drive control over the relay. The current interruption circuit includes an alarm circuit (63) outputting an alarm signal indicating overcharging/overdischarging of any one electrical storage block by comparing a voltage value of each electrical storage block with a threshold; a latch circuit (64) retaining the alarm signal; and a transistor (68) causing the relay to switch from the on state to the off state upon reception of an output signal of the latch circuit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255833

Secondary battery and method for producing same

Provided are a secondary battery having a configuration with which localized metal contaminant precipitation at the negative electrode can be reliably inhibited in less time, and a method for producing a secondary battery that allows reliable deactivation of metal contaminant in less time. The battery comprises a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator placed between the two electrodes. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255832

Method for manufacturing sealed battery

Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a sealed battery capable of reducing leakage of helium gas introduced into an exterior. A method for manufacturing a sealed battery according to the present invention includes a leak testing step for detecting leak of helium gas (h) introduced into an exterior (30), a processing step for increasing apparent specific gravity of the helium gas (h) by mixing the helium gas (h) and the hydrocarbon gas with specific gravity larger than that of the helium gas (h) to prepare mixed gas (g), an introducing step for introducing the helium gas (h) into the exterior (30) with the apparent specific gravity of the helium gas (h) increased by introducing the mixed gas (g), and a sealing step for sealing the exterior (30) into which the helium gas (h) is introduced.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255815

Fuel cell system

The largest possible compartment space is secured in a fuel cell hybrid vehicle. A reactor unit, a voltage-increase control unit and a condenser unit included in an fc converter are integrated so that they do not superpose on each other in the thickness directions of the respective rectangular parallelepiped shape. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255798

Platinum alloy nano catalyst with a non-platinum core

According to one embodiment, a platinum alloy particle includes a core comprising a material that is different from platinum. A shell on the core comprises platinum. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255786

Positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

Provided is a positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries including a positive electrode mixture layer formed of a positive electrode mixture paste containing a positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material has a particle diameter of 2 μm or more and less than 7 μm. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255780

Method of manufacturing electrode for secondary battery and hot-gas drying furnace

Provided are a method of manufacturing an electrode for a secondary battery which can properly maintain the temperature of a hot gas while requiring a smaller amount of hot gas, and a hot-gas drying furnace used for the method. A control device calculates an amount of decrease in temperature of a hot gas at a blowing position of a nozzle (first position) based on a temperature of the hot gas at second position situated downstream of the first position and a temperature of the hot gas at third position situated downstream of the second position. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255778

Powder supply device for secondary battery and apparatus for manufacturing electrode body

Provided is a powder supply device for a secondary battery which can always supply a fixed amount of powder with high accuracy without being influenced by a state of the powder. In addition, provided is an apparatus for manufacturing an electrode body, which includes the powder supply device and can efficiently manufacture an electrode body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255770

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an electrode body that has a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. A nonaqueous electrolyte is held at least in the separator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255587

A semiconductor device comprising a main region, a current sense region, and a well region

A semiconductor device disclosed herein is configured such that a well region including a well layer is disposed between a main region of a semiconductor substrate and a current sense region of the semiconductor substrate, that a well region electrode is disposed above the well region, and that the well layer and the well region electrode are in contact with each other through a contact hole formed in an interlayer insulating film.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150255225

Electric storage apparatus

An electric storage apparatus includes a plurality of electric storage elements, a bus bar electrically connecting the plurality of electric storage elements, and a case housing the plurality of electric storage elements. Each of the electric storage elements extends in a predetermined direction and has a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal at both ends in the predetermined direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150254963

Vehicle warning system

A vehicle warning system includes a detecting portion that is provided on each of a plurality of doors of a vehicle, and detects whether each of the doors is open, including ajar, or closed; a warning portion that warns that one of the doors is open, when it is detected by the detecting portion that at least one of the doors is open; and a storing portion that stores information indicating a door type of the door that was detected as being open by the detecting portion, at a point at which the warnings starts, from among the doors. The warning portion stops the warning and issues an additional warning of a different pattern, according to the door type stored by the storing portion, when any of the doors are opened from a closed state while the warning is being issued.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150253952

Vehicle operation apparatus

A vehicle operation apparatus is provided for performing an operation on a screen page displayed on a display device using a touch panel. The vehicle operation apparatus includes an operation determination part configured to determine whether a cursor operation of moving a cursor in the screen page by touching the touch panel by an operation finger and sliding the operation finger on the touch panel or a flick operation of scrolling an operation target in the screen page by touching and flicking the touch panel by the operation finger is performed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150253887

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus includes a multipoint detectable touch panel detecting touches of a plurality of operation fingers onto an operating surface and be used for carrying out an operation on a screen page displayed on a display device, recognizes relative positional relationship of touched positions of the operation fingers for which the touch panel detects touches onto the operating surface; assigns a predetermined corresponding function to each one of the operation fingers for a case where the one of the operation fingers performs a predetermined action, based on the recognized relative positional relationship of the touched positions of the operation fingers; and executes, when the touch panel detects the predetermined action of any one of the operation fingers, the predetermined corresponding function assigned to the one of the operation fingers for a case where the one of the operation fingers performs the predetermined action.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150253774

Autonomous moving robot and control method thereof

An autonomous moving robot includes: a distance sensor; an estimation unit configured to estimate a self position based on a distance measured by the distance sensor and map information; a normal line calculating unit configured to calculate a plane based on the distance and calculate the normal line of the plane; and a determination unit configured to calculate a histogram representing a distribution of normal line angles indicating a direction of the normal line and determines whether information of the distance sensor is insufficient based on the calculated histogram. The autonomous moving robot autonomously moves based on the self position estimated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150253220

Engine control apparatus and control method for the same

An engine control apparatus includes a stack detecting unit, a count processing unit, a stack value storage control unit, and an abnormality determination unit. The abnormality determination unit determines that a sensor has a stack abnormality when a count value by the count processing unit becomes equal to or more than an abnormality determination threshold. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150252911

Safety valve

A safety valve includes: a valve element; a valve seat that has a gas release hole from which a gas is released and a protrusion that protrudes towards the valve element; and a meltable body that is made of a material capable of being melt at an abnormal high temperature. At a temperature other than the abnormal high temperature, the meltable body limits displacement of the valve element to thereby prevent inflow of the gas towards the gas release hole. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150252891

Gear shift control apparatus for vehicle

In a gear shift control apparatus for a vehicle, since a torque sharing rate is set as a constraint for a motion equation for an automatic transmission, suitable control in torque delivery, which is considered difficult in gear shift control, can be implemented and also the motion equation can be solved. Furthermore, when at least four control operation amounts must be determined in order to achieve two gear shift target values, another engaging device is classified into any of an engaging-side clutch and a releasing-side clutch depending on how another clutch torque acts on progress of a gear shift, hence in addition to achieving torque sharing in accordance with a torque sharing rate between the engaging-side clutch and the releasing-side clutch, torque sharing among a plurality of engaging devices classified into a same side can be arbitrarily set. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150252858

Release mechanism for friction clutch

In a release mechanism for a friction clutch that includes a cylinder portion formed by an inner body and an outer body, a piston that moves in a front-back direction in accordance with a fluid pressure supplied to the cylinder portion, and a plate that is formed on the piston and receives an elastic force from elastic members provided on an outer peripheral side of the cylinder portion in a circumferential direction at a predetermined interval, a fastening member that fixes flanges of the inner body and the outer body so as to clamp a sealing member therebetween in an axial direction is provided, and a region in the radial direction in which the fastening member is arranged and a region in the radial direction in which the elastic members are arranged overlap each other at least in part, in the flanges.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150252857

Clutch

The clutch is provided with a drive-side rotational body, a driven-side rotational body, driven-side rotational body, and an urging member. The driven-side rotational body is movable in the axial direction of the drive-side rotational body between a first position, at which the driven-side rotational body is coupled to the drive-side rotational body, and a second position, at which the driven-side rotational body is decoupled from the drive-side rotational body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150252749

Internal combustion engine

In an internal combustion engine, a first oil chamber includes a curved surface portion provided on the upstream side in an oil flow direction and an inclined surface portion provided on the downstream side. The engine is so constructed that oil drops from upper oil passages onto the curved surface portion on the upstream side of the first oil chamber and the inclined surface portion on the downstream side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150252744

Exhaust gas purification apparatus

The exhaust gas purification apparatus 100 according to the present invention is provided with an exhaust gas purification catalyst 40, an upstream o2 sensor 14, a downstream o2 sensor 15, and a control section 30 that executes main f/b control and sub-f/b control. This exhaust gas purification apparatus 100 contains, on a support in a prescribed region 45 from a catalyst-outlet-side end 43a at the downstream side of an exhaust gas purification catalyst 40, an osc material having a pyrochlore structure and an osc material having an oxygen storage rate that is faster than that of the osc material having a pyrochlore structure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150252716

Air guide structure for an engine compartment of a vehicle

In an engine room, heat insulators are provided on the rear side in the forth and back direction of a vehicle with respect to an engine and on the front side in the forth and back direction of the vehicle with respect to a dash panel arranged on a back side of the vehicle with respect to the engine. A top flange portion is formed at a top of a first heat insulator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251701

Vehicle rear structure

In a vehicle to which a vehicle rear structure is applied, a rear roof-side inner of a roof-side inner is joined to a front roof-side inner of the roof-side inner at locations of first joins, of an overlap flange. Configuration is thereby such that strength is high at the overlap flange of the roof-side inner. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251643

Master cylinder and master cylinder apparatus

A master cylinder includes: an input piston that is caused to advance by operating a brake operating member; a pressure piston that is provided coaxially with the input piston in order to increase a fluid pressure in a frontward pressure chamber while advancing; and a multistage modification device that varies a relationship between a stroke of the input piston and the fluid pressure in the pressure chamber in three or more stages while the input piston moves from a retreat end position to an advancement end position.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251623

Vehicle seat equipped with side airbag apparatus and method of assembling side airbag apparatus to vehicle seat

A vehicle seat equipped with a side airbag apparatus and method thereof that even if a pad side face portion and pad rear face portion of a seatback pad are disposed at a vehicle width direction outer side and vehicle rearward side of a side frame at a side opposing a vehicle body side portion, improve assembly operations. The webbing sewn into a loop shape along a cover cleaving portion, and the airbag module is inserted into the webbing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251613

Front structure of vehicle body

A front structure of a vehicle body includes a first bumper reinforcement extending in a lateral direction of the vehicle body. A second bumper reinforcement extends in the lateral direction of the vehicle body below the first bumper reinforcement. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251576

Headrest and vehicle seat provided therewith

A first mass body and a second mass body are embedded in an elastically-deformable headrest pad, at an inner side of a headrest skin of a vehicle seat. The first mass body and the second mass body are disposed lined-up apart at left and right sides in a seat transverse direction with respect to a seat transverse direction central line at the headrest. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251546

Electrical powered vehicle and power feeding device for vehicle

A power transfer system transfers electric power from a power feeding device external to a vehicle to a power receiving device mounted on the vehicle in a contactless manner. The power feeding device includes a first reflective wall formed at a rear side of a transmitting coil with respect to a power transferring direction from the transmitting coil, to allow reflection of a magnetic flux output from the transmitting coil in the power transferring direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251530

Hybrid vehicle driving apparatus

A hybrid vehicle driving apparatus includes: an engine; a first rotator; a second rotator; a first differential mechanism configured to transmit a rotation of the engine to a driving wheel side; and a switching device configured to shift the first differential mechanism. The first rotator is coaxially disposed with the engine, the second rotator is disposed with the engine, the second rotator is disposed on a different axis from an axis of the engine to constitute a multiple-axis system, the first differential mechanism is coaxially disposed with and between the engine and the first rotator, and the switching device is disposed at an opposite side from the engine with respect to the first rotator.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251529

Vehicular door structure

There is provided a vehicular door structure that can enhance the effect of noise insulation for a noise gaining entrance from an end portion of a weather strip while ensuring the drainability by the weather strip. The vehicular door structure is provided with a weather strip body that is arranged along a lower edge portion of a door body, that has a hollow interior, that has communication holes to communicating with a drainage hole at the lower edge portion of the door body, and that serves as a drainage channel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251245

Up-drawing continuous casting apparatus and up-drawing continuous casting method

An up-drawing continuous casting apparatus according to one aspect of the invention includes a molten metal holding furnace that holds molten metal; a shape determining member that is arranged near a molten metal surface of the molten metal held in the molten metal holding furnace, and that determines a sectional shape of a cast casting by the molten metal passing through the shape determining member, the shape determining member including a pattern provided on an upper surface of the shape determining member; an imaging portion configured to capture an image of the pattern that is reflected onto both retained molten metal that has passed through the shape determining member, and the casting formed by the retained molten metal solidifying; an image analyzing portion configured to determine a solidification interface from the image; and a casting controlling portion configured to change a casting condition.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251243

Up-drawing continuous casting method

An up-drawing continuous casting method according to one aspect of the invention is an up-drawing continuous casting method for forming a bent shape in a cast casting by forming the casting in a first direction and then changing an up-drawing direction to a second direction and forming the casting in the second direction. This up-drawing continuous casting method includes drawing up the molten metal in the first direction; and changing the up-drawing direction to a third direction in which an angle between the third direction and the first direction is greater than an angle between the second direction and the first direction, from after a portion that will have the bent shape passes through the molten metal passage portion until the portion that will have the bent shape reaches a solidification interface, and then drawing up the molten metal.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251165

Exhaust gas purification catalyst and production method thereof

An exhaust gas purification catalyst including a catalyst support and bimetallic particles supported thereon, wherein said bimetallic particles include an at least partial solid solution of rhodium and iridium and have a diffraction peak at 40.66°<2θ<41.07° in x-ray diffraction with a cukα ray. A method for producing an exhaust gas purification catalyst, includes heating a mixed solution containing a rhodium salt, an iridium salt and a reducing agent at a temperature sufficient to reduce rhodium and iridium, thereby producing bimetallic particles including an at least partial solid solution of rhodium and iridium; and supporting the produced bimetallic particles on a catalyst support.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150251109

Method for producing electrode paste

Provided is a method for producing an electrode paste capable of readily and reliably removing bubbles from the produced electrode paste. A method includes a step for performing vacuum-defoaming of bubbles present in an electrode paste (8) by vacuuming the inside of a defoaming tank (6) while introducing the electrode paste (8) to the defoaming tank (6). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150249266

Sulfide solid electrolyte material

The main object of the present invention is to provide a sulfide solid electrolyte material with less hydrogen sulfide generation amount. The present invention solves the above-mentioned problem by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material using a raw material composition containing li2s and sulfide of an element of the group 14 or the group 15 in the periodic table, containing substantially no cross-linking sulfur and li2s.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150249254

Fuel cell system

The largest possible compartment space is secured in a fuel cell hybrid vehicle. A reactor unit, a voltage-increase control unit and a condenser unit included in an fc converter are integrated so that they do not superpose on each other in the thickness directions of the respective rectangular parallelepiped shape. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150249240

Battery mounting structure for vehicle

A battery mounting structure for a vehicle includes a battery frame upper fabricated of fiber-reinforced resin, a battery frame lower fabricated of fiber-reinforced resin, and an intermediate member fabricated of fiber-reinforced resin. A battery that is disposed at a vehicle body lower side of a floor panel is attached at the battery frame upper. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150249084

Method for manufacturing semiconductor device and semiconductor device

A technology for reducing contact resistance between a semiconductor substrate and an electrode is provided. A provided method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming an oxide film 62 on a surface 12b of a semiconductor substrate 12 by bringing the surface 12b into contact with ammonia-hydrogen peroxide water mixture; forming a groove 60 on the surface 12b by irradiating light to heat the surface 12b covered with the oxide film 62; removing the oxide film 62 to expose the surface 12b; and forming an electrode 16 on the exposed surface 12b.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150249083

A semiconductor device comprising an diode region and an igbt region

A technology for inhibiting gate interference in an rc-igbt employing a diode structure having schottky connections is provided. A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate including a diode region and an igbt region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247922

Vehicle control system, specific object determination device, specific object determination method, and non-transitory storage medium storing specific object determination program

A vehicle control system includes: an anti-collision safety control unit executing anti-collision safety control for avoiding or alleviating a collision with an object including a reflection point on the basis of positional information about the reflection point, output from a positional information output unit; and a cancellation unit calculating an index value that increases with a duration of a state where a variation in a position of the reflection point in a direction perpendicular to a vehicle travelling direction is smaller than a predetermined amount and that, when the index value exceeds a threshold, issues a command such that the anti-collision safety control unit does not execute anti-collision safety control over the reflection point. When it is determined that the vehicle is travelling near a curve entrance, the cancellation unit increases the threshold as compared with when it is determined that the vehicle is not travelling near a curve entrance.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247536

Clutch

A clutch is provided with a drive-side rotational body and a driven-side rotational body, which is movable in the axial direction of the drive-side rotational body between a coupled position. The driven-side rotational body has a groove having a helical portion and an annular portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247535

Clutch

A clutch is provided with a drive-side rotational body and a driven-side rotational body, which can move in the axial direction between a coupled position and a decoupled position. The driven-side rotational body has a groove having a helical portion and an annular portion that is deeper than the helical portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247482

Stop and start control device for internal combustion engine

A stop and start control device for an internal combustion engine is configured to perform an automatic stop control for stopping combustion in the internal combustion engine while a vehicle is travelling. The stop start control device is configured to initiate a restart operation during vehicle travel when a restart request generates before the vehicle stops in a state in which the combustion in the internal combustion engine has been stopped by the automatic stop control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247473

Cooling structure for cylinder head

A cooling structure for a cylinder head, wherein the cylinder head has formed therein an exhaust manifold having branch sections and also having a collecting section to which the branch sections connect; a first water jacket and a second water jacket, which cover the exhaust manifold; connection passages which supply cooling water in the second water jacket to the first water jacket; and a cooling water outlet which connects the first water jacket to the outside. The connection passages include the first connection passage which is closest to the collecting section, and the second connection passage which is located at the downstream end of each of the water jackets. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247472

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes: a cylinder block having a block cooling water passage that supplies cooling water to a plurality of cylinder bores, and an inter-bore cooling water passage provided between cylinder bores that supplies cooling water between the cylinder bores; a cylinder head having a first cooling water passage to which cooling water is supplied from the block cooling water passage, and a second cooling water passage, which is provided independently from the first cooling water passage, and to which cooling water is supplied from the inter-bore cooling water passage; a heat exchanger; a first cooling water introducing part that leads cooling water, which is flown out from the first cooling water passage, to the heat exchanger; and a second cooling water introducing part that leads cooling water, which is flown out from the second cooling water passage, to a downstream side of the heat exchanger.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247471

Control device and control method of engine

A control device of an engine includes an adjustment mechanism and a controller. The adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust an intake air amount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247467

Control apparatus of internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes an intake variable lift amount mechanism that changes a maximum lift amount and valve-open period of an intake valve, and an exhaust variable lift amount mechanism that changes a maximum lift amount and valve-open period of an exhaust valve. A control unit executes a process to increase the valve-open period of the intake valve and reduce the valve-open period of the exhaust valve, when idling with a temperature of the internal combustion engine that is equal to or higher than a reference value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247443

Cooler apparatus and control method therefor

A cooler apparatus includes: a coolant passageway; a water pump that circulates coolant in the coolant passageway; a thermostat that includes a heater that heats a temperature sensitive portion; and a controller. The controller is configured to drive the water pump and cause electric current to flow through the heater at a first energization amount when an operation in which the coolant is injected into the coolant passageway is started. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247436

Electrically heated catalyst apparatus and method for manufacturing the same

An electrically heated catalyst apparatus includes a carrier, a pair of surface electrodes, a wiring and a plurality of fixed layers. The carrier is formed of ceramics on which a catalyst is carried. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247434

Control device for internal combustion engine

In an exhaust path of an internal combustion engine, a catalyst, a first air-fuel ratio sensor installed upstream thereof, and a second air-fuel ratio sensor installed downward thereof are disposed. An air-fuel ratio of the engine is controlled to a rich air-fuel ratio or a lean air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247432

Blowby gas processing device of internal combustion engine

A blowby gas processing device including a cylinder block, a cylinder head, a cylinder head cover, an oil separator and a flow velocity amplification device is provided. The cylinder block contains an inter-block passage constituting part of a blowby gas passage passing the blowby gas through in a crank case of an internal combustion engine and introducing the gas into an intake passage of the internal combustion engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246703

Inverted two-wheeled vehicle

An inverted two-wheeled vehicle includes: an inverted two-wheeled vehicle body; a pair of step plates, a rider putting both feet on the pair of step plates; a parallel link mechanism that links the pair of step plates so that the pair of step plates are inclined to the right or the left in unison; a handle that is supported by the inverted two-wheeled vehicle body; and a controller that controls a turning movement of the inverted two-wheeled vehicle according to an inclination of the pair of step plates in the horizontal direction. The handle is supported by the inverted two-wheeled vehicle body so that the handle does not work with the pair of step plates when the step plates are inclined to the right or the left.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246697

Vehicle body front structure

In a vehicle to which a vehicle body front structure is applied, an opening portion is formed behind a rear end portion of an arch portion. The opening portion is held in communication with an air flow passage, and is opened backward with respect to the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246690

Vehicle framework structure

A vehicle framework structure includes: a side rail that is placed on an outer side, in a vehicle width direction, of a vehicle lower portion of a vehicle with a frame, and that is extended along a vehicle front-rear direction, a dimension, in a vehicle width direction, between front sides of the side rails in a vehicle front-rear direction being shorter than that between rear sides thereof, and the front side in the vehicle front-rear direction being connected to the rear side by a bending portion; an outrigger provided in the bending portion and projecting outward in the vehicle width direction; and a load transmission member provided in the side rail, the load transmission member overlapping with the outrigger in a vehicle side view.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246675

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided to execute a turning performance improving control for stabilizing vehicle behavior by controlling drive force during turning. The vehicle control system is provided with: a steering detecting means that detects a steering operation of a driver; a drive force limiting means that restricts the drive force during execution of a turning performance improving control; and a restriction relaxing means that temporarily changes the drive force in a direction of changing the drive force by the turning performance improving control, if the steering operation of the driver detected by the steering detecting means while restricting the drive force by the drive force limiting means is carried out to increase a steering angle during execution of the turning performance improving control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246671

Control device for vehicle

On a vehicle, there are mounted a differential device including a sun gear, a ring gear and a carrier, a first motor generator coupled to the sun gear, a second motor generator coupled to the ring gear, an automatic transmission provided between the ring gear and a drive wheel, an engine coupled to the carrier, and a brake suppressing the rotation of the carrier. In the vehicle, a traveling mode is selected from a first mode in which traveling is performed by using a torque outputted from the first and second motor generators in a state where the brake is engaged, and a second mode in which the traveling is performed by operating the engine in a state where the brake is disengaged. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246670

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control device includes an engine, an electric motor, a clutch, and a hydraulic power transmission device having a lockup clutch disposed on a power transmission path between the electric motor and drive wheels, the control device increasing the electric motor output torque while slip-engaging or releasing the lockup clutch when the engine is started by engaging the clutch during motor running performed by using only the electric motor as a drive force source for running with the clutch released and the lockup clutch engaged, the control device raising the clutch actual torque capacity toward clutch engagement after starting an increase in the electric motor output torque when a torque difference between a torque capacity of the lockup clutch and the output torque of the electric motor falls within a predetermined range as the torque capacity of the lockup clutch is reduced at the start of the engine.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246656

Vehicle side airbag device and side air bag manufacturing method

In a side air bag of a vehicle side air bag device, a front bag portion and a rear bag portion are partitioned by a tether portion. A plurality of gas feed openings is formed in the tether portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246652

Vehicle body front structure

A vehicle body front structure includes: a front side member arranged in a vehicle body longitudinal direction at an outer side of a vehicle body front in a vehicle width direction; a protrusion member provided on or to an outer wall of the front side member so as to protrude outward of the outer wall in the vehicle width direction, a rear end portion of the protrusion member being located to a vehicle body rear side of a vehicle body front-side end portion of a power unit arranged to an inner side of the front side member in the vehicle width direction in plan view; and a coupling member having one end portion connected to the rear end portion of the protrusion member and the other end portion connected to the outer wall of the front side member to a vehicle body rear side of the rear end portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246651

Vehicle front section structure

A vehicle front section structure includes a front side member disposed running along a vehicle front-rear direction at a vehicle width direction outside of a vehicle front section, and a projection member provided at an outside wall of the front side member so as to project out further to the vehicle width direction outside than the outside wall, a rear end portion of the projection member being positioned further to a vehicle rear side than a vehicle front side end portion of a power unit disposed at a vehicle width direction inside of the front side member in plan view.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246628

Headrest and vehicle seat provided therewith, and method of manufacturing headrest

It is obtained a headrest and a vehicle seat provided therewith and a method of manufacturing a headrest, that can reduce load to a neck portion of a vehicle occupant at a time of a rear collision while ensuring nv performance. A first urethane and a second urethane are disposed at an inner side of a headrest skin of a vehicle seat, and structure a headrest pad. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246621

Arrangement structure of inverter in fuel cell vehicle

An arrangement structure of an inverter in a fuel cell vehicle, capable of protecting the inverter from an impact during a vehicle collision with a simple configuration, is provided. The inverter is arranged on a frame in an inclined posture so that an outer side surface faces the power control unit and so that a hydrogen side output connector is directed downward of the power control unit, and the hydrogen side output connector and a hydrogen side wire are connected through below the power control unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246616

Power receiving device, power transmitting device, and power transfer system

A power receiving device includes: a power receiving unit that receives electric power contactlessly from a power transmitting unit provided external to a vehicle; and a support mechanism provided for the power receiving unit to support the power receiving unit movably closer toward and away from the power transmitting unit, the support mechanism for the power receiving unit including a biasing member that applies a biasing force to bias the power receiving unit to increase a distance between the power receiving unit and the power transmitting unit, and a drive unit provided for the power receiving unit and generating motive force to move the power receiving unit against the biasing force to reduce the distance between the power receiving unit and the power transmitting unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246597

Vehicle side door structure

In a state where a glass run channel that sandwiches an end portion of a door glass sandwiches a flange portion formed at an outer side of a door frame in a vehicle width direction, the glass run channel is attached to the door frame. A bracket is connected to a portion (outer wall upper portion) of the door frame, which is different from the flange portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246467

Inlet pipe and molding method of inlet pipe

Provided are an inlet pipe including a curved portion having a curved shape, and a molding method thereof. In the molding method of the inlet pipe, that one part of the inlet pipe which includes a curved portion having a large curvature is molded by injection molding, and the other part of the inlet pipe except the one part molded by the injection molding is molded by blow molding.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246413

Welded portion inspection method

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. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150245534

Power conversion device

Flux concentration cores that encircle bus bars are arranged at different heights. When viewed from an extending direction (a z-direction) of the bus bars, the first flux concentration core and the second flux concentration core that are adjacent to one another partially overlap each other, and the second flux concentration core and the third flux concentration core that are adjacent to each other partially overlap each other. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244301

Electric vehicle and control method therefor

A hybrid vehicle includes a battery, a boosting converter, first and second inverters, a first inverter connected to the first inverter, a second motor generator connected to the second inverter, and a control unit configured to start and suspend the boosting converter. The control unit increases one or both of carrier frequencies fc1, fc2 of the first and second inverters as a real boost voltage vhr increases during a suspended state of the boosting converter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244279

Electric power conversion circuit system

There is provided an electric power conversion circuit system having a primary side electric power conversion circuit, a secondary side electric power conversion circuit, and a control circuit. The control circuit sets at least one of a half-bridge phase difference between a lower-left-arm transistor and a lower-right-arm transistor of the primary side electric power conversion circuit and a half-bridge phase difference of the secondary side electric power conversion circuit based on off periods of the primary side and secondary side electric power conversion circuits, dead-times of the primary side and secondary side electric power conversion circuits, and an amount of change of a power supply voltage so that a current in a non-transmission period of electric power is zero between the primary side and secondary side electric power conversion circuits.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244278

Power conversion device and power conversion method

There is provided a power conversion method of a power conversion device including a plurality of primary side ports disposed in a primary side circuit and a secondary side port disposed in a secondary side circuit magnetically coupled to the primary side circuit using a transformer, the power conversion device adjusting transmitted power transmitted between the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit, and a duty ratio of the switching of the primary side circuit or a duty ratio of the switching of the secondary side circuit being changed, including fixing the first duty ratio or the second duty ratio to the third duty ratio when the phase difference is the upper limit value and the detected voltage of the first primary side port is less than the product of the target voltage of the second primary side port and 100/the third duty ratio.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244261

Boost converter and control method thereof

A boost converter includes an inductor configured to have one terminal connected with an input power source; a switching element configured to be connected between another terminal of the inductor and a reference potential terminal; a rectifier configured to be connected between the other terminal of the inductor and an output terminal; and a controller configured to boost a voltage of the input power source using the inductor by applying a duty drive to the switching element in a switching cycle so that a command value of a current to be flowing into the inductor is equivalent to an average value of a current flowing into the inductor during an off period during which the switching element is duty-off in the switching cycle, and to have the voltage output from the output terminal.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244233

Stator of rotating electric machine

A stator of a rotating electric machine includes plural slots disposed in a circumferential direction of a stator core, and a coil body formed by a coil that is disposed as a single conductor in the slot in the circumferential direction of a stator core and that is wound for plural turns in the slot in a radial direction of a stator core. The coil has a flat conductor section, a magnetic body layer provided around the flat conductor section, and an insulating film provided around the magnetic body layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244115

Connector

A connector including: multiple coaxial terminals each of which is formed into a shape of l, and has a connecting part attached to a coaxial cable and a terminal part bent with respect to the connecting part; a housing including a housing body having storage parts storing the coaxial terminals arrayed side by side and a cover closing the respective storage parts of the housing body; and a radio wave absorbing member disposed between the coaxial terminals stored in the respective storage parts and the cover and extending over the coaxial terminals, wherein the radio wave absorbing member is disposed so as to face at least a bent part in which the terminal part is bent with respect to the connecting part of each of the coaxial terminals, and provided in contact with or in proximity to each of the coaxial terminals.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244032

Manufacturing method for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A manufacturing method according to the present invention is a method for manufacturing a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including graphite as a negative-electrode active material. The manufacturing method includes: a step of assembling the battery including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; and a step of performing an initial charging process of performing first charging on the battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244024

Sulfide solid electrolyte material

The main object of the present invention is to provide a sulfide solid electrolyte material with less hydrogen sulfide generation amount. The present invention solves the above-mentioned problem by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material using a raw material composition containing li2s and sulfide of an element of the group 14 or the group 15 in the periodic table, containing substantially no cross-linking sulfur and li2s.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244021

Solid electrolyte single crystal having perovskite structure and method for producing the same

Provided is a solid electrolyte single crystal having a perovskite structure and a producing method thereof. Provided is a method for producing a solid electrolyte single crystal having a perovskite structure including: a heating step of heating a raw material for producing a single crystal of a solid electrolyte having a perovskite structure to a temperature of a melting point of the solid electrolyte or more to obtain a molten body; and a cooling step of cooling the obtained molten body to a temperature of a solidifying point of the solid electrolyte or less, and the solid electrolyte single crystal having a perovskite structure produced by the method.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244015

Method for producing fuel cell including nanofibers of metal oxide

A production method for producing a fuel cell, includes spinning a precursor consisting of a salt of at least one metal chosen from sc, y, la, ce, pr, nd, sm, gd, dy, ho, yb, sr, ba, mn, co, mg, and ga, a solvent, and a macromolecular polymer to produce nanofibers of the precursor containing the salt of the metal. The method further includes calcining the nanofibers of the precursor at a temperature ranging from 550° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150244013

Control device of fuel cell, fuel cell system and control method of fuel cell

A fuel cell has an electrolyte membrane of 5 to 10 μm in thickness. A control device for this fuel cell comprises: a controller configured to control an amount of power generation by the fuel cell according to a required amount of electric power; and a power generation reducer configured to reduce the amount of power generation by the fuel cell at a humidity of an electrolyte membrane of 95 to 98% rh to be lower than the amount of power generation at the humidity of the electrolyte membrane of lower than 95% rh.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150243960

Secondary battery comprising current interrupt device

In a secondary battery (10) suggested herein, when a gas pressure in a battery case (12) is increased to or above a specified level and a current interrupt valve (26) is consequently raised to a connecting terminal (21) side, a thinned section (71) is broken around a portion that is joined to the current interrupt valve 26, the connecting terminal (21) and an electrode body are electrically interrupted from each other. An insulant (27) is disposed in a portion where the thinned section (71) is broken, and is interposed between both edges of the broken thinned section (71) after the thinned section (71) is broken.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150243954

Bus bar module

A bus bar module includes bus bars and block circuits. A voltage detection circuit included in each block circuit detects voltage values of electric storage elements via lines connected to the respective bus bars. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150243866

Thermoelectric generator

A thermoelectric generator has a module chamber defined between an exhaust pipe portion and a coolant pipe. A thermoelectric conversion module and an hc sensor are located in the module chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150243778

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device disclosed herein is provided with: a source electrode; a gate electrode; a drain electrode; a first region of a first conductivity type formed in a range exposed at an upper surface of the semiconductor substrate a second region of a second conductivity type; a third region of the first conductivity type; and a fourth region of the first conductivity type. The fourth region includes: a first drift region formed in a range exposed at the upper surface; a second drift region having a first conductivity type impurity concentration higher than that of the first drift region, and adjacent to the first drift region; and a low concentration drift region having a first conductivity type impurity concentration lower than that of the first drift region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150243749

Semiconductor device and production device therefor

A semiconductor device includes a plurality of trench gates extending in a first direction and arranged with a space between one another in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction. Each of the plurality of trench gates includes: a first portion opened on a front surface of the semiconductor substrate; a second portion extending from the first portion in a direction inclined relative to a depth direction of the semiconductor substrate toward a positive direction of the second direction; and a third portion extending from the first portion in a direction inclined relative to the depth direction of the semiconductor substrate toward a negative direction of the second direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150243532

Method and apparatus for manufacturing semiconductor module

Disclosed is a technique capable of preventing an encapsulating material from covering a heat-dissipating surface of a semiconductor module, which releases heat of a switching element. Specifically disclosed a step for manufacturing a semiconductor module including a submodule having a collector and an emitter with heat-dissipating surfaces, including a step for placing the submodule in the cavity so that the submodule is pressed by the pressing device while covering the heat-dissipating surface of the emitter with the pressing device and covering the heat-dissipating surface of the collector with the lower mold, and a step for feeding the encapsulating material to the cavity by moving the piston so that the pressure of the cavity measured by the pressure measuring device does not exceed the pressure at which the pressing device presses the submodule.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150241775

Pretreatment method for partial plating, partial plating method for aluminum materials, and resist for plating aluminum materials

A self-assembled monolayer is formed, as a resist, from a mixture of nonafluorohexyltrimethoxysilane and trifluoropropyltrimethoxysilane on a substrate constituted by an aluminum material. A zincate treatment is carried out on the substrate.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150241234

Travel support device, travel support method, and drive support system

A travel support device includes a mode planner. The mode planner selects one of a first mode, in which the state of charge of a battery is not maintained, and a second mode, in which the state of charge of the battery is maintained, based on a road load in each section on a travel route, thereby planning a travel mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150241228

Travel support device, travel support method, and drive support system

A travel support device includes a planner adapted to plan vehicle travel modes to be respectively assigned to each of a plurality of sections into which a travel route from a current location to a destination is divided. To each of the sections, the planner is adapted to assign, based on a road load associated with each section, a travel mode among a first mode, in which the remaining energy charge of the battery of the vehicle is not maintained, and a second mode, in which the remaining energy charge of the battery is maintained. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150241227

Travel support device, travel support method, and drive support system

A travel support device includes a planner, an information generator, and a traffic information obtaining unit. To each of a plurality of sections into which a travel route from the current location to the destination is divided, the planner is adapted to assign, based on a road load associated with each section, a travel mode among a first mode, in which a remaining energy charge of the battery of the vehicle is not maintained, and a second mode, in which the remaining energy charge of the battery is maintained. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240871

Bearing structure of turbo charger

A bearing structure of a turbo charger is provided. The turbo charger includes a semi-float bearing, a rotary shaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240772

Leak diagnosis device for evaporated fuel processing system

It is a task of the invention to provide a leak diagnosis device for an evaporated fuel processing system, which is able to carry out a leak diagnosis irrespective of a temperature inside a fuel tank. A leak diagnosis device that is used in an evaporated fuel processing system including a canister (41) and a purge line (43). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240733

Exhaust purification system of spark ignition type internal combustion engine (as amended)

A three-way catalyst (20) having an oxygen storage function and an exhaust purification catalyst (22) are arranged in the exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine. During medium-load operation of the engine the degree of lean of the air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber (5) is increased so as to increase the oxygen storage amount of the three-way catalyst (20) to the maximum oxygen storage amount, and the air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber (5) even after the oxygen storage amount of the three-way catalyst (20) has reached the maximum oxygen, storage amount is maintained at lean, after which the air-fuel ratio is returned to rich, and at this time, as the amount of poisoning of a noble metal catalyst when the air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber (5) is rich increases, the amount of time for which the air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber (5) is maintained at lean is increased.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240732

Engine system and control method for engine system

An engine system includes an internal combustion engine, a forced induction device, an ejector device, a blow-by gas passage, and a controller. The ejector device has an ejector and a drive gas passage connected to an intake passage of the engine in a manner bypassing a compressor of the forced induction device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240729

Exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine

In an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine provided with a particulate filter and an scr catalyst arranged downstream of the particulate filter, the present invention is intended to decrease an amount of nox discharged into the atmosphere in a suitable manner. According to the present invention, in an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine provided with a particulate filter, an scr catalyst arranged downstream of the particulate filter, a reducing agent supply device and an egr device, when the temperature of the particulate filter is equal to or higher than a pm oxidation starting temperature, and when an amount of pm trapped in the particulate filter is equal to or less than an upper limit amount, an amount of egr gas is made to increase, whereas when the temperature of the particulate filter belongs to a temperature range in which oxidation reduction reaction of no2 and pm is promoted, and when the temperature of the scr catalyst belongs to an nox reduction window, an amount of no2 in exhaust gas is made to increase.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240702

Cooling control system for engine

A cooling control system for an engine is provided. Cooling water circulate within a cooling circuit via a water pump and the engine, and a bypass circuit is formed to circulate the cooling water without passing through the engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240701

Coolant control device

A coolant control device includes: first control means for, at warm-up of an internal combustion engine, circulating coolant in a first passage bypassing the engine and stopping coolant circulation in the second passage passing through the engine; second control means 0 for, at engine warm-up and when the quantity of heat required by a heater core is smaller than or equal to a predetermined threshold, circulating coolant in the first passage while adjusting the flow rate of coolant circulating in the first passage and stopping coolant circulation in the second passage; and third control means for, at engine warm-up and when the required quantity of heat exceeds the predetermined threshold, circulating coolant in the first passage without decreasing the flow rate of coolant circulating in the first passage and circulating coolant in the second passage while adjusting the flow rate of coolant circulating in the second passage.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240685

Operation control apparatus and method for internal combustion engine

An operation control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes: an exhaust emission purifier; a fuel supplying valve for supplying fuel to an exhaust passage; ignition means for igniting the fuel supplied; a warm up determining section for determining whether or not the purifier need be warmed; an exhaust heating determining section for determining whether or not the engine is in an operational state in which the fuel should be ignited and burned; an exhaust heating predicting section for predicting the transition from the operational state in which the fuel should not be ignited and burned to an operational state in which the fuel should be ignited and burned; and a heat generation temperature setting section for setting the temperature of a heating portion of the ignition means based on the result by the heating determining section and the predicting section.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150240396

Fiber-reinforced composite material and method for manufacturing the same

Provided is a fiber-reinforced composite material capable of increasing the adhesive strength between a first composite material layer including a fibrous substrate in which reinforcement fiber bundles are arranged crosswise, and a second composite material layer including second reinforcement fibers that are arranged at random, and a method for manufacturing the same. A fiber-reinforced composite material includes: a first composite material layer 11a including: a fibrous substrate 14 including reinforcement fiber bundles 13 crossing, the reinforcement fiber bundles being drawn and aligned first reinforcement fibers 12; and first thermoplastic resin, with which at least each of the reinforcement fiber bundles 13 is impregnated; and a second composite material layer 41a including second reinforcement fibers 42 that are arranged at random in second thermoplastic resin 46. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239503

Vehicle body front portion structure

A suspension member is coupled to a front side attachment portion and a rear side attachment portion of a front side member. A stabilizer bracket is secured to the section of the front side member between a front end portion of the front side member and the front side attachment portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239495

Steering control device

A steering control device includes: an assist controller configured to carry out, by an assist torque, an assist control of alleviating an operation force of a steering wheel; an assist torque computer configured to compute a target assist torque in which an attenuation torque for suppressing a steering angle speed of the steering wheel is superimposed on a reference torque; and an active-passive determination processor configured to compute a steering mode determination value representing a steering mode by a driver with respect to the steering wheel in accordance with a product of the steering angle speed and a steering torque at a time of a steering operation of the steering wheel by the driver as well as a product of the steering angle and a time differential value of the steering torque at the time of the steering operation.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239469

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided to control driving force to improve turning performance in a vehicle having an automatic transmission without causing conflict with a shifting control of the transmission. The vehicle control system comprises: a shifting means that carries out a shifting operation of the transmission based on an execution condition including an execution threshold governed by a vehicle speed and an operating amount of an accelerator performed by a driver; a driving force controlling means that carries out a turning performance improving control for stabilizing a vehicle behavior by controlling a driving force during turning; and a shifting condition correcting means that corrects a value of the operating amount of the accelerator as the execution condition during execution of the turning performance improving control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239468

Control device for vehicle drive device

A control device of a vehicle drive device includes a direct injection engine, an electric motor, and a clutch selectively coupling the direct injection engine to a power transmission path from the electric motor to drive wheels, the control device slips the clutch and starts the direct injection engine by an ignition start with fuel injected into a cylinder of the direct injection engine and ignited from a start of rotation of the direct injection engine if the direct injection engine is started during a running mode using only the electric motor as a drive source, the control device weakens an engagement force of the clutch if a shaft torque of the direct injection engine goes through a first negative torque extreme value after initiation of a start of the direct injection engine and becomes zero from a negative torque as compared to before becoming the zero.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239466

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system, which permits effective reduction of deterioration of the drivability of the hybrid vehicle. The control apparatus includes a drive mode switching portion 60 configured to switch the hybrid vehicle drive system from a hybrid drive mode to a first ev drive mode if an electric energy amount stored in a battery is smaller than a predetermined threshold value α or if a vehicle drive force required to be generated by the hybrid vehicle drive system is smaller than a predetermined threshold value β, and to a second ev drive mode if the electric energy amount stored in the battery is equal to or larger than the threshold value α and if the drive force required to drive the hybrid vehicle is equal to or larger than the threshold value β, when the drive mode switching portion has determined that the hybrid vehicle drive system should be switched from the hybrid drive mode to the first or second ev drive mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239465

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system includes: a differential device including first and second differential mechanisms and four rotary components; and an engine, first and second electric motors, and an output rotary member respectively connected to said four rotary components. One of said four rotary components is constituted by a rotary element of said first differential mechanism and a rotary element of said second differential mechanism selectively connected to each other through a clutch, while one of said rotary elements of said first and second differential mechanisms is selectively connected to a stationary member through a brake. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239464

Internal combustion engine control for a hybrid vehicle

When an engine is to be started, operation of the engine is started with injection of fuel from a port fuel injection valve, without injecting fuel from an in-cylinder fuel injection valve (s100). If a gear rattling noise is produced (s110), the engine is operated with fuel injection, from the in-cylinder fuel injection valve, without injecting fuel from the port fuel injection valve (s120). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239461

Hybrid vehicle and control method thereof

A hybrid vehicle provided with an engine, a first motor generator, a planetary gear mechanism, a second motor generator, a battery, a battery state sensing unit which senses the voltage and the residual capacity of the battery, a steepness sensor which senses the uphill steepness, an accelerator pedal depression amount sensor, and a controller. The minimum rotation speed of the engine is set in accordance with the uphill steepness and the accelerator pedal depression amount, when the hybrid vehicle is travelling in reverse and the battery is charged with the voltage of the battery equal to or below a first threshold or the residual capacity of the battery equal to or below a second threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239445

Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method

A vehicle control apparatus which performs a parking control of a vehicle, includes a wheel setting unit configured to set at least one brake wheel which is a wheel to which a braking force is applied during the parking control and at least one non-brake wheel which is a wheel to which the braking force is not applied during the parking control, and a control unit configured to perform the parking control of the vehicle based on a rotation amount of at least one brake wheel and a rotation amount of at least one non-brake wheel detected by a wheel speed sensor detecting the rotation amount of a wheel of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239423

Vehicle side-airbag device

In an inflated and deployed state of a side-airbag, a shoulder bag section is disposed to extend from the side of a shoulder of a seated occupant toward the vehicle front side, above a main bag section. The vehicle width direction dimension of the shoulder bag section is set smaller than that of the main bag section, and a vehicle width direction inner side face at an upper end side of the main bag section slopes or curves so as to rise on progression toward the vehicle width direction outer side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239392

Vehicular headlamp apparatus

A vehicular headlamp apparatus includes: a headlamp that illuminates ahead of a vehicle; illumination range changing means for changing an illumination range of the headlamp; detecting means for detecting a position of a forward vehicle present in front of the vehicle; controlling means for controlling the illumination range changing means based on the position of the forward vehicle detected by the detecting means; and determining means for determining whether or not the position of the forward vehicle is within the illumination range. When the position of the forward vehicle is determined as being within the illumination range, the apparatus changes the illumination range so as to have the position of the forward vehicle fall outside the illumination range. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239381

Vehicle seat

To improve steering operability in a driver's seat, and to improve posture maintaining capability at the time of turning in the driver's seat and a seat other than the driver's seat. In a vehicle seat including a seat, a seat backrest, and a headrest, the seat backrest has a seat backrest frame formed in a frame shape and a net disposed to stretch in the seat backrest frame. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239362

Power supply system, and vehicle and management device used therein

A power supply system supplies power from a plurality of vehicles to an external electrical apparatus. When power is supplied, the plurality of vehicles can select one of a generated-power supply mode, in which an engine is driven and a charged-power supply mode in which the engine is not driven. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239354

Non-contact power supply system, and power transmission device and vehicle used therein

A non-contact power supply system supplies electric power in a non-contact manner from a power transmission device to a vehicle. The power transmission device includes an impedance adjusting unit configured to adjust an impedance between a power supply unit and a power transmission unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239342

Solar battery mounting structure

A solar battery mounting structure including a solar battery module which frame includes a light transmissive plate member, an adhesive portion by which a lower surface of a side end portion of the light transmissive plate member is adhered to an adhesive surface of a vehicle body frame member, and a fixation portion which is fixed to a lower surface of the light transmissive plate member through a sealing material layer, and is fixed to a fixation surface of the vehicle body frame member facing the lower surface, a protrusion portion in contact with the lower surface of the light transmissive plate member through the sealing material layer is fainted in the fixation portion, and frame a step portion is formed between the adhesive surface and the fixation surface.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239332

Vehicle drive device

A vehicle drive device includes: a torque converter having an input-side rotating member to which power from a prime mover is input and an output-side rotating member outputting power to drive wheels; an electric motor coupled to the input-side rotating member; a transmission coupled to the output-side rotating member of the torque converter; and a case member housing the torque converter, the electric motor, and the transmission, the case member having an air chamber and an oil chamber, the prime mover and the electric motor being disposed at positions with the torque converter interposed therebetween in an axial direction, the torque converter being housed in the air chamber, the electric motor being housed in the oil chamber the vehicle drive device further comprising a second electric motor coupled to the output-side rotating member of the torque converter, the second electric motor being disposed between the electric motor and the transmission in the axial direction in the oil chamber, an oil pressure generating device being disposed between the electric motor and the second electric motor in the axial direction in the oil chamber, and a drive gear of the oil pressure generating device being coupled to the input-side rotating member of the torque converter via a first shaft disposed in parallel with an axis on an inner circumferential side of the electric motor, a second shaft parallel to the axis being disposed on an inner circumferential side of the first shaft, a stator impeller of the torque converter being coupled via a one-way clutch and the second shaft to a cover member that is a non-rotating member of the oil pressure generating device, and the second shaft and the cover member being coupled, and an oil passage for supplying an operating oil to the torque converter being made up of a gap formed between an inner circumferential surface of the first shaft and an outer circumferential surface of the second shaft.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239125

Mobile object control system, mobile object control method and non-transitory recording medium

A mobile object control system includes a mobile object body, a distance measurement unit provided in the mobile object body to measure a distance between the mobile object body and an object present in front of the mobile object body with infrared rays, a movement control unit controlling the movement of the mobile object body based on a measurement result obtained by the distance measurement unit and moving path information, a moving direction limit information storage unit storing moving direction limit information as information on limiting a moving direction of the mobile object body, and a moving path information generation unit generating the moving path information based on the moving direction limit information. The moving direction limit information is information on limiting the moving direction in which a predetermined amount or more of infrared rays emitted from an external light source are radiated onto the mobile object body.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239038

Free casting method, free casting apparatus, and casting

A free casting method according to the present invention includes, a lead-out step for leading out molten metal from a lead-out area (p) provided in a source of supply, e.g. A surface level of the molten metal, to retain the molten metal temporarily by surface films (f) generated on an outer surface, and a forming step for obtaining a formed body by solidifying retained molten metal (ms) led out along a set passage (l1) depending on a desired casting shape, wherein the retained molten metal is solidified after being formed into the desired casting shape by applying an external force thereto at positions between an unrestrained root portion of the retained molten metal in vicinity of the surface level of the molten metal and a solidification interface defined as a boundary between the retained molten metal and the formed body in the forming step.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150239006

Electrostatic painting apparatus and electrostatic method

An electrostatic painting apparatus (1) includes: a paint gun (4) that has a bell cup (4a) serving as an atomization portion that atomizes a paint, and an air nozzle (7) serving as an air discharge portion that discharges shaping air for controlling a diffusion pattern of the atomized paint; a high-voltage generator (5) that applies a high voltage to the paint gun (4); and a controller (6) that controls the high voltage to be applied from the high-voltage generator (5), wherein the high-voltage generator (5) generates a high positive voltage.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150238951

Exhaust gas catalyst

An object of the present invention is to provide an exhaust gas catalyst that can achieve high purification performance. The exhaust gas catalyst includes: a base material (3) having a plurality of inner wall surfaces (7) formed by a plurality of through holes (5) penetrating therethrough from a first end surface (3a) to a second end surface (3b); and a plurality of catalyst layers (9) formed on the plurality of inner wall surfaces (7), respectively, wherein: each of the through holes (5) has a central axis (5x); each of the catalyst layers (9) is sectioned into a first region (9a) extending from the first end surface (3a) toward the second end surface (3b) by a predetermined distance, a second region (9b) extending from the second end surface (3b) toward the first end surface (3a) by a predetermined distance, and a third region (9c) placed between the first region (9a) and the second region (9b); and the catalyst layer (9) is formed such that a distance (h1) from the central axis (5x) of the through hole (5) to an inner surface (9m) of the catalyst layer (9) in the first region (9a) of the catalyst layer (9) is smaller than a distance (h3) from the central axis (5x) of the through hole (5) to the inner surface (9m) of the catalyst layer (9) in the third region (9c) of the catalyst layer (9), but is larger than a distance (h2) from the central axis (5x) of the through hole (5) to the inner surface (9m) of the catalyst layer (9) in the second region (9b).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150238904

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

To estimate an amount of reducing agent adsorbed to a selective reduction type nox catalyst with a higher degree of precision while maintaining a condition in which nox can be purified by the selective reduction type nox catalyst, the present invention includes: an upper limit value calculation unit that calculates an upper limit value of a reducing agent amount that is adsorbed to the selective reduction type nox catalyst when the reducing agent is supplied continuously during a steady state operation in an internal combust ion engine; and an estimation unit that estimates an upper limit value calculated by the upper limit value calculation unit when the reducing agent is supplied for at least a predetermined time during the steady state operation in the internal combustion engine to be the reducing agent amount adsorbed to the selective reduction type nox catalyst at that time.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150236525

Electricity storage system

. . An electricity storage system includes: an electricity storage unit (10, 11) that is subjected to charging and discharging; a voltage sensor (20, 20a) that detects a voltage value of the electricity storage unit; and a controller (30) that terminates the charging of the electricity storage unit when the detected voltage value reaches a charging termination voltage value. The controller calculates a voltage drop, which is associated with interruption of constant current charging, on the basis of the detected voltage value while the constant current charging is performed in the electricity storage unit, and sets the charging termination voltage value in accordance with the amount of voltage drop.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150236384

Battery system

A battery capacity estimation unit estimates a battery in battery capacity based on information regarding the battery's use history. A moisture intrusion estimation unit estimates an amount of moisture intruding into the battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150236373

Method of producing solid state lithium battery module

The invention provides a method of producing a solid state lithium battery module in which the occurrence of short circuit caused by dendrites is suppressed. The invention solves this problem by providing a method of producing a solid state lithium battery module, including steps of: a pressing step of pressing a sulfide glass having an ion conductor containing a li element, a p element, and a s element, and forming a solid electrolyte layer; and a restraining step of restraining a solid state lithium battery including the solid electrolyte layer, using restraining member, wherein, in the pressing step, the solid electrolyte layer is formed such that the average pore radius obtained by a mercury intrusion method is r (μm), and in the restraining step, the solid state lithium battery is restrained such that when the confining pressure is designated as p(mpa), the relationship: p≦−5900r+74 is satisfied.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150236359

Surface treatment apparatus and surface treatment method

The invention is equipped with a hydrophilic group generating gas supply portion, an installation stand, an irradiation device, and a flow generation portion. The hydrophilic group generating gas supply portion supplies a hydrophilic group generating gas into the treatment chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150236336

Sealed battery manufacturing method, sealing member for sealed battery, and sealed battery

A sealing member includes a metal lid, an elastic shaft, a supporting protrusion, and a tip portion. The tip portion has an engaging portion larger in diameter than a liquid inlet. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150235747

Rare-earth sintered magnet and method for manufacturing same

A rare-earth sintered magnet including a relatively large main phase, and method for manufacturing same. The rare-earth sintered magnet having excellent coercive-force performance that can be manufactured without using heavy rare-earth elements such as dy, and including: a re-t-b main phase c (re: nd or pr, t: fe or fe and a part thereof substituted with co), and a grain boundary phase b surrounding the main phase c, the grain boundary phase including the re element and the t element. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150235554

Other-vehicle detection apparatus, driving assistance apparatus, and other-vehicle detection method

An other-vehicle detection apparatus includes: a sound source device mounted on a first vehicle and configured to output a non-audible region sound of a predetermined frequency range set in advance; a sound collection device mounted on the first vehicle and configured to collect sound information around the first vehicle; and a distinction device configured to distinguish a second vehicle based on a non-audible region sound included in the sound information collected by the sound collection device of the first vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150234384

Autonomous vehicle and its failure determination method

An autonomous vehicle comprises at least one distance measurement means for measuring a distance to a road surface disposed in a vehicle main body, inclination calculation means for calculating an inclination of the vehicle main body based on the distance measured by the distance measurement means, posture calculation means including a sensor that detects at least one of an angular speed and an acceleration of the vehicle main body, the posture calculation means being configured to calculate the inclination of the vehicle main body based on a sensor value detected by the sensor, and failure determination means for determining a failure in each distance measurement means and the posture calculation means by comparing the inclination of the vehicle main body calculated by the inclination calculation means with the inclination of the vehicle main body calculated by the posture calculation means.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150234044

Collision determination device and collision determination method

A collision determination device includes: a radar detection unit that detects an object in front of a vehicle using a radar wave; an image detection unit that captures an image in front of the vehicle and detects the object using the captured image; and a collision determination unit that determines a collision between the vehicle and the object based on a composite target which is generated using a detection result of the radar detection unit and a detection result of the image detection unit. The collision determination unit performs collision determination on the basis of the detection result of the image detection unit, instead of the collision determination based on the composite target, when it is determined that the object cannot be detected by the radar detection unit and can be detected by the image detection unit and the object is stationary in a traveling direction of the vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150234012

Sealed battery manufacturing method and inspection device

A method for manufacturing a sealed battery (10) includes the steps of: measuring a voltage of the sealed battery (10) when a charging current of a predetermined value or more is caused to flow to the sealed battery (10) for a predetermined time after initial charging of the sealed battery (10); and determining whether a battery case (11) of the sealed battery (10) is damaged or not based on a change in the measured voltage. When an inclination of the voltage increases in a time change of the measured voltage, it may be determined that a recess (12) is present in the battery case (11) of the sealed battery (10).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150233433

Disc brake vibration estimation method and disc brake vibration estimation device

A disc brake vibration estimation method includes a step of obtaining input physical amounts that are physical amounts about the disc rotor and the pad , a step of estimating a vibration of the disc brake in an in-plane direction which is a circumferential direction of the disc rotor according to the obtained input physical amounts and a fluctuation in contact stiffness between the disc rotor and the pad, and a step of making a determination at least about squeal of the disc brake in the in-plane direction according to a displacement or a value derived from the displacement after a prescribed period from a start of estimation after the vibration of the disc brake is estimated.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150233309

Apparatus for detecting abnormal combustion in a combustion engine

A spark ignition internal combustion engine includes: a compression ratio changing mechanism by which a volume of a combustion chamber varies; a cylinder internal pressure sensor that acquires a pressure signal of a pressure vibration inside a cylinder; and an abnormal combustion detector including a filter that passes the pressure signal, of a set frequency band among the pressure signal, and detecting an occurrence of abnormal combustion based on the pressure signal having passed through the filter. The abnormal combustion detector sets a frequency band of the filter based on a crank angle section in which abnormal combustion occurs and on a mechanical compression ratio.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150233308

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine and control apparatus for vehicle equipped with internal combustion engine

Provided is a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine that can suppress blowback of in-cylinder residual gas to an intake passage when reverting from a fuel-cut operation accompanied by valve stopping control of an intake valve while suppressing an oil ascent during execution of the fuel-cut operation, and a control apparatus for a vehicle equipped with the internal combustion engine. When executing a fuel-cut operation accompanied by intake valve stopping control, advancement control of the opening/closing timing of an exhaust valve (32) is executed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150233305

Driving force control device and driving force control method

A driving force control device includes a controller. The controller is configured to increase driving force of a vehicle in accordance with a driver's operation to request acceleration. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150232127

Vehicle body lower structure

A vehicle body lower structure includes: a floor connected to a dashboard panel, extending toward the vehicle rear side; a tunnel provided at a vehicle width direction center portion extending from the dashboard panel through the floor in the vehicle front-rear direction; a dashboard cross member joined to the dashboard panel, spaning in the vehicle width direction between a front end of the tunnel and a vehicle side section; and an under floor brace provided to a front end portion of the tunnel, extending in the vehicle width direction at the opposite side to the cabin, including both ends extending further toward the vehicle width direction outside than the front end portion of the tunnel and are fixed to the dashboard panel, the ends being located in positions facing vehicle width direction inside ends of the dashboard cross member via the dashboard panel.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150232102

Hydraulic control system for vehicle

A hydraulic control system for vehicle includes: an engine; an oil pump driven by the engine; a clutch device brought into engagement to enable power transmission between the engine and drive wheels by delivering a pressurized fluid thereto, and brought into disengagement to interrupt the power transmission between the engine and the drive wheels by discharging the fluid therefrom; and an accumulator storing the fluid delivered to the clutch device. The hydraulic control system is configured to control the hydraulic pressure applied to the clutch device, to stop the engine while bringing the clutch device into disengagement upon satisfaction of a predetermined stopping condition, and to restart the engine while bringing the clutch device into engagement upon satisfaction of a predetermined restarting condition. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150232101

Control apparatus of the idle rotation speed of the internal combustion engine of a vehicle with an automatic transmission and a torque converter

A vehicle control apparatus which includes an engine, an automatic transmission, and drive wheels transmitted with the power of the engine through the automatic transmission, the automatic transmission including a torque converter connected with the engine, a transmission mechanism connected with the torque converter, the torque converter having a pump impeller connected with the engine, and a turbine runner connected with the transmission mechanism, the vehicle control apparatus for a vehicle further including: an input shaft rotational speed sensor that detects the rotational speed nt of the turbine runner, and a control unit to control the engine to have the rotational speed ne of the engine raised when a determination condition in which the rotational speed nt of the turbine runner is not raised even within a standard time t1 lapsed after the engine is started is established.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150232095

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus includes a battery, a boost converter connected to the battery for boosting battery voltage, an inverter connected to the boost converter for performing dc to ac conversion, and a motor-generator connected to the inverter for outputting drive power. Then, if an inter-vehicle distance is less than or equal to a predetermined distance or a relative speed in approaching direction is greater than or equal to a predetermined speed, the output voltage of the boost converter is lowered. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150232073

Collision avoidance assistance device and collision avoidance assistance method

A collision avoidance assistance device includes an assistance execution unit configured to execute collision avoidance assistance in a case where it is determined that a vehicle will collide with an object, in which, when it is not determined whether the vehicle will collide with the object or not during execution of the automatic braking based on the collision avoidance assistance, the assistance execution unit is configured to inhibit cancellation of the automatic braking in a case where the object is present in front of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150232050

Structure for vehicle body front portion

A structure for vehicle body front portion includes: a front side member; an apron member including an end positioned at a front side of a vehicle with respect to an end of the front side member; a bumper reinforcement including a vehicle width direction outside portion with a first and a second coupling portions; a coupling member that couples the front end of the front side member and the front end of the apron member; an inner energy absorbing portion disposed at the front end of the front side member at a front side of the vehicle; the inner energy absorbing portion coupling the coupling member and the first coupling portion; and an outer energy absorbing portion disposed at the front end of the apron member at a front side of the vehicle; and the outer energy absorbing portion coupling the coupling member and the second coupling portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231988

Electrically driven vehicle

An electrically driven vehicle (2) is equipped with a motor (9) for running, a first battery (4), a second battery (3), a liquid-cooled cooler that cools the first battery, and a temperature adjuster. The first battery is configured to supply an electric power to the motor, and has a first capacity and a first output. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231972

Control apparatus for vehicle

A control unit, on the occasion of a collision of a vehicle, causes a boost converter and an inverter to supply electric power to a motor generator such that the motor generator outputs no toque to make the motor generator perform discharge of a smoothing capacitors. When the discharge by the motor generator cannot be performed, the control unit causes the boost converter to transfer electric charges to a side of the boost converter to which a discharge circuit is connected to thereby make the discharge circuit perform discharge.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231971

Inverted vehicle and its control method

An inverted vehicle according to the present invention includes a plurality of multiplexed control systems, and performs inversion control and thereby moves by providing torque to a wheel and thereby driving the wheel by using the plurality of control systems. The control systems include a switching detection unit that detects switching to inversion control in which at least one of the plurality of control systems is disabled, and an inversion control unit that performs inversion control of the inverted vehicle while restricting at least one of a speed and a posture angle of the inverted vehicle when the switching of the inversion control is detected by the switching detection unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231786

Movement control method for mobile robot

A prediction model for predicting a mobile robot state is constructed to represent a state change of the mobile robot in a prediction interval of a predetermined duration; time-series data on a control input to ensure stability of the mobile robot is obtained in the prediction interval using a predetermined stability evaluation criterion and a constraint condition based on a mechanical balance; a center-of-gravity trajectory of the mobile robot is obtained based on the time-series data and prediction model; a slack variable for relaxing a constraint is introduced into a constraint condition; a slack variable is introduced into the stability evaluation criterion such that the variable becomes zero when a solution to a stable trajectory is obtained under the constraint condition and a slack variable value is generated when the trajectory diverges under the constraint condition; and positions of contact points are changed so as to cancel the generated value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231570

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

In an internal combustion engine, an exhaust purification catalyst: (13), particulate filter (14), and hydrocarbon feed valve (15) are arranged in an engine exhaust passage. A low pressure exhaust gas recirculation system (lpl) is provided for making the exhaust gas downstream of the particulate filter (14) recirculate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150229217

Power conversion device and power conversion method

. . A power conversion method of a power conversion device including a primary-side port disposed in a primary-side circuit and a secondary-side port disposed in a secondary-side circuit magnetically coupled to the primary-side circuit with a transformer is provided, in which transmission power transmitted between the primary-side circuit and the secondary-side circuit is adjusted by changing a phase difference between switching of the primary-side circuit and switching of the secondary-side circuit. The power conversion method includes: determining whether the phase difference is zero; stopping transmission of electric power from the secondary-side circuit to the primary-side circuit when the phase difference is zero, the voltage of the primary-side port is equal to or greater than the first specified value, and the voltage of the secondary-side port is greater than the second specified value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150229206

Electrical power converter

An electrical power converter is configured to perform an electrical power conversion with two electricity storage apparatuses, the electrical power converter has: four switching elements which are electrically connected in series and which are housed in the electrical power converter such that the four switching elements are located at four corners of a planar quadrangular region respectively; a first conductive path which electrically connects a first and second switching elements among the four switching elements; and a second conductive path which electrically connects a third and fourth switching elements among the four switching elements, wherein the second conductive path intersects with the first conductive path in a planar view.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150229143

Electrical storage system

An electrical storage system includes a relay switching between an on state where an electrical storage device (10) is connected to a load and an off state where connection of the electrical storage device with the load is interrupted; a controller controlling an on-off state of the relay; and a current interruption circuit (60) interrupting energization of the electrical storage device. The current interruption circuit includes an alarm circuit (63) outputting an alarm signal indicating that any one electrical storage block is in an overcharged state by comparing a voltage value of each electrical storage block with a threshold; a latch circuit (64) retaining the alarm signal; a transistor (66) causing the relay to switch from the on state to the off state upon reception of an output signal of the latch circuit; and a power supply circuit (63d) generating electric power for operating the latch circuit using electric power of the electrical storage device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150229012

Carbonaceous material for air electrode of air battery, and air battery comprising the carbonaceous material

The present invention is to provide a carbonaceous material for the air electrode of an air battery, which has more oxygen reduction reaction initiating points than conventional carbonaceous materials, and an air battery including the carbonaceous material. Presented is a carbonaceous material for use in an air electrode of an air battery, wherein an average aspect ratio of the carbonaceous material is 1 or more and less than 10, and an edge area of a surface of the carbonaceous material is 55 m2/g or more.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150229006

Sealed battery and manufacturing method of sealed battery

A sealed battery (1) is provided with a current interrupting mechanism (62) that interrupts current that flows through an electrode body (10) when an internal pressure (f) of a battery case (80) exceeds an operating pressure (g). The current interrupting mechanism includes a movable member (64) that includes a moving portion (64a) that moves with a rise in the internal pressure, and a conductive member (63) that is electrically connected to the electrode body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150228965

Negative electrode for a secondary battery, a secondary battery, a vehicle and a battery-mounted device

The present invention provides a negative electrode for a secondary battery having a higher capacity than conventional batteries and the secondary battery having the negative electrode incorporated therein. The negative electrode for the secondary battery includes a silicate having a pyroxene structure and represented by a general formula apm2-px2o6, wherein “a” represents at least one species selected from among a group of na, ca, fe, zn, mn and mg, “m” represents at least one species selected from among a group of transition metal elements, al and mg, where one of the transition metal elements being an indispensable element of “m”, “a” and “m” represent same elements or different elements, “p” represents a number satisfying 0<p<2, “x2” represents si2 or alqsi2-q, and “q” represents a number satisfying 0<q<2.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150228947

Electricity storage device

An electricity storage device includes: a plurality of batteries juxtaposed in a first direction, each battery having on a first side a gas discharge valve that discharges a gas produced inside the battery; and a cooling path formed between the plurality of batteries that face each other in the first direction, constructed to convey a coolant that cools the batteries, and an intake opening for taking in the coolant on a second side that is an opposite side to the first side in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and a discharge opening for discharging the coolant taken in on at least one of sides in a third direction orthogonal to the second direction and to the first direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150228736

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes processes of: (a) implant first conductivity type first impurities in a first region of a first surface; (b) form a second conductivity type semiconductor region exposed in the second region of the first surface by implanting second conductivity type second impurities in the second region; (c) implant charged particles at a dose amount larger than those of the first and the second impurities in a third region of the first surface which at least partially overlaps with the first region and is adjacent to the second region so that an implantation depth of the charged particles becomes shallower than that of the first impurities. After having performed the processes of (a) to (c), a metal is deposited on the second and the third regions, and the metal is caused to react with the semiconductor substrate to form the silicide layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150228717

Method for manufacturing semiconductor device and semiconductor device

A semiconductor device having high durability against avalanche breakdown is provided. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is provided with an igbt region, a diode region, and a peripheral region includes: forming crystal defects in an n-type region by implanting charged particles into an n-type region in the diode region and an n-type region in the peripheral region; and forming crystal defects in the n-type region by implanting charged particles into an n-type region in the igbt region and the n-type region in the peripheral region.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150228386

Method for producing rare-earth magnet

The present invention is a method capable of producing a rare-earth magnet with excellent magnetization and coercivity. The method includes producing a sintered body including a main phase and grain boundary phase and represented by (r11-xr2x)atmbbcmd (where r1 represents one or more rare-earth elements including y, r2 represents a rare-earth element different than r1, tm represents transition metal including at least one of fe, ni, or co, b represents boron, m represents at least one of ti, ga, zn, si, al, etc., 0.01≦x≦1, 12≦a≦20, b=100−a−c−d, 5≦c≦20, and 0≦d≦3 (all at %)); applying hot deformation processing to the sintered body to produce a precursor of the magnet; and diffusing/infiltrating melt of a r3-m modifying alloy (rare-earth element where r3 includes r1 and r2) into the grain boundary phase of the precursor.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150228192

On-demand vehicle operation management device, on-demand vehicle operation management method, and on-demand vehicle operation management system

An operation management center divides an operation area in which an on-demand bus operates into a plurality of predetermined sub-areas, and searches for candidate routes on which the on-demand bus travels for each divided sub-area. The center sets one of the retrieved routes as a basic route, and sets, as adjustment time for each divided sub-area, time required when the bus passes through a location separated from the basic route. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150228057

Method and apparatus for generating disparity map

There is provided an apparatus for generating a disparity map. According to the apparatus, an image acquisition section acquires a right-camera image and a left-camera image which are picked up from mutually different viewpoints by cameras. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150227800

Marking line detection system and marking line detection method

A marking line detection system includes an imaging device and an ecu. An information extraction unit of the ecu is configured to extract depth distance information from the imaging device to an imaging object based on image information in an imaging area captured by the imaging device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150227799

Travel lane boundary line detection apparatus

A travel lane boundary line detection apparatus includes: a determination unit configured to distinguish and determine a composite line region and a non-composite line region from a travel road surface image of a road surface; a calculation unit configured to calculate a candidate point of a central point of the composite line in a travel lane width direction; an extraction unit configured to detect a travel lane boundary line segment of the travel lane boundary line in the non-composite line region, and to extract a travel lane boundary point from the travel lane boundary line segment; an integration unit configured to create an integrated travel lane boundary point group based on the candidate point and on the travel lane boundary point; and an estimation unit configured to estimate a travel lane boundary line parameter representing the travel lane boundary line based on the integrated travel lane boundary point group.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150227359

In-vehicle device, mobile terminal, information management device and information communication system

An information communication system includes an in-vehicle device mounted on a vehicle and a mobile terminal connected to the in-vehicle device so as to be able to cooperate with the in-vehicle device. In the information communication system, when a first software module embedded in the mobile terminal has been updated, a second software module embedded in the in-vehicle device is updated on the basis of software information about the updated first software module.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150227335

Vehicle information display apparatus

A vehicle information display apparatus includes display areas displaying information concerning an in-vehicle device and displaying an operation screen page for operating the in-vehicle device; an operating part for performing an operation on the operation screen page and a control part receiving an operation signal corresponding to the operation performed on the operating part, controlling a display on the plurality of display areas and determining, based on the operation signal, an operation valid display area from among the display areas. The control part executes the operation on the operation screen page in the operation valid display area based on the operation signal corresponding to a first operation performed on the operation part. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150227221

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

A mobile terminal device 40 according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a touch panel 3 and a control device 1 which causes the touch panel 3 to function as a touch pad for operating an operation object displayed on a display device 6v when it is placed at a predetermined position in a vehicle interior. The touch panel 3 functions as a multi-touch type touch pad. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150226564

Route search device and route search method

A center is provided with an information selecting section for selecting posted pieces of information including a prescribed term from among a plurality of pieces of information posted by users, and a route searching section for searching for a route for a mobile object based on the selected posted pieces of information. The center delivers pieces of information indicating the route searched for by the route search section to a navigation system that has made a request.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150226328

Cylinder head

A cylinder head includes a plurality of exhaust ports provided corresponding to a plurality of cylinders, and configured to converge outlets of the exhaust ports inside the cylinder head, at least one of the exhaust ports not being provided with a water jacket there above, and a pair of oil passages arranged so as to sandwich the at least one of the exhaust ports above which the water jacket is not provided. An inclined surface provided on an upper surface of the cylinder head and positioned between the pair of oil passages, the inclined surface being inclined from one oil passage, of the pair of oil passages, toward the other oil passage.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150226277

Parking lock device for vehicle

A parking pawl achieves a parking locked state by engaging with a parking gear. A parking rod is configured to move along the axial direction of the parking rod. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150226145

Control system for internal combustion engine

The present invention pertains to a control system for an internal combustion engine equipped with an exhaust gas purification apparatus including an nox catalyst having an ability of reducing nox and a particulate filter, and its object is to prevent deterioration in the acceleration performance while preventing an increase in exhaust emissions when the temperature of the nox catalyst is low. The control system for an internal combustion engine according to the present invention includes an exhaust gas purification apparatus provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine and including an nox catalyst having an ability of reducing nox and a particulate filter, intake air quantity restriction means for restricting the intake air quantity in relation to the temperature of the nox catalyst, fuel restriction means for restricting the fuel injection quantity in relation to the intake air quantity of the internal combustion engine, and trapped pm amount obtaining means for obtaining the amount of pm trapped in the particulate filter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150226106

Exhaust manifold mounting structure for internal combustion engine

A cross recess is provided at a fastening seat portion of a cylinder head in which exhaust port outlets are arranged in two rows and two in each row. A cross protrusion that is fittable to the cross recess is provided at a flange of an exhaust manifold. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150226105

Abnormality detection apparatus for exhaust gas purification apparatus

An object of the present invention is to detect an abnormality in an exhaust gas purification apparatus having an nsr catalyst and an scr catalyst disposed on a downstream side of the nsr catalyst more favorably. Air-fuel ratio reduction control is executed to reduce nox occluded to the nsr catalyst when an integrated value of an amount of nox flowing into the nsr catalyst reaches an upper limit value of an amount of nox that can be occluded to the nsr catalyst in a normal condition. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150225872

Single crystal production apparatus, crucible for use therein, and method of producing single crystal

The production apparatus is used in production of single crystals by solution growth techniques. The production apparatus includes a seed shaft, a crucible, and a drive source. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150225871

Sic single crystal production apparatus and method of producing sic single crystals

A sic single crystal production apparatus is used in production of sic single crystals by solution growth techniques. The apparatus includes: a seed shaft having a lower end surface to which a sic seed crystal is to be attached; a crucible that contains a si—c solution; a stirring member that is immersed in the si—c solution; and drive sources that cause relative rotation between the crucible and the stirring member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150225013

Drive system, drive unit, control device and control method

A drive system includes: an inverter circuit including switching circuits for multiple phases, each of the switching circuits including an upper arm and a lower arm connected in series, and each of the upper and lower arms including multiple switching devices connected in parallel; a motor driven by the inverter circuit to generate steering torque; and a control device configured to control the inverter circuit. When detecting a fault in at least one of the multiple switching devices connected in parallel in any of the arms during use of a vehicle, the control device drives the remainder of the multiple switching devices in the arm where the fault is detected, until the vehicle is brought to a prescribed vehicle non-use state. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224995

Driving assistance apparatus

A driving assistance apparatus includes: an estimation unit configured to estimate a brake-on vehicle speed as a vehicle speed at which a driver of a vehicle starts a brake operation, based on information related to deceleration of the vehicle and vehicle-speed information; a deceleration-operation-point calculation unit configured to calculate location information of a deceleration-operation point where the driver of the vehicle starts a deceleration operation, based on the brake-on vehicle speed; and an information presentation unit configured to present driving assistance information for prompting the driver of the vehicle to perform the deceleration operation, corresponding to the calculated location information of the deceleration-operation point and a running position of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224987

Travel assistance system and control device

A travel assistance system includes: an actuator of a vehicle; and a control device configured to control the actuator of the vehicle, to assist travel of the vehicle, based on a moving object avoidance trajectory obtained by enlarging, in a travel direction of the vehicle, a basic avoidance trajectory for the vehicle to travel while avoiding an obstacle according to a relative speed of the vehicle with respect to the obstacle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224983

Power transmission device of hybrid vehicle and hybrid system

A power transmission device of a hybrid vehicle includes: a transmission including a planetary mechanism including a plurality of transmission rotational elements, one of the transmission rotational elements being connected to a rotary shaft of an engine; a differential device including a plurality of differential rotational elements including one connected to one of the transmission rotational elements of the transmission, one connected to a rotary shaft of a first rotary machine, and one connected to a rotary shaft of a second rotary machine and a driven wheel; a transmission control device configured to control the transmission; and a control device configured to control the first rotary machine such that pinion differential rotation of the transmission or the differential device is set to be not higher than a predetermined value at a time unique motor ev driving is performed only by power of the second rotary machine.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224980

Driving apparatus for hybrid vehicle

An engine, a transmission unit which is connected to the engine and is shifted by an engagement apparatus, and a differential unit which connects the transmission unit and a drive wheel are included. The differential unit includes a first rotary element connected to an output element of the transmission unit, a second rotary element connected to a first rotary machine, and a third rotary element connected to the drive wheel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224978

Braking/driving force control device

A braking/driving force control device includes a braking/driving force control unit configured to control a braking/driving force of a vehicle based on a wheel speed; and wheel speed correcting unit configured to compute a wheel speed correction amount for matching detected speeds of all wheels to a predetermined speed for every wheel and corrects the detected wheel speed of the wheel with the wheel speed correction amount of the wheel, or compute a wheel diameter correction amount for matching detected wheel diameters of all wheels to a predetermined wheel diameter for every wheel and corrects the detected wheel speed of the wheel using the wheel diameter correction amount of the wheel, wherein the wheel speed correcting unit computes a correction value of the wheel speed correction amount or a correction value of the wheel diameter correction amount.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224971

Control apparatus for vehicular drive system

A control apparatus for a vehicular drive system includes a pair of drive shafts, a differential gear device for distributing a received drive torque to left and right drive wheels through the respective drive shafts, a control clutch associated with one of the drive shafts and configured to switch between its engaged and released states, and a braking device disposed to apply a braking force to one of the drive wheels which is disposed to the other of the drive shafts. The control apparatus includes: a torque control portion configured to operate the braking device for reducing the torque to be transmitted to the one of the drive wheels, in the event of an abrupt increase of the torque received by the differential gear device while the control clutch is placed in the engaged state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224956

Collision detection apparatus

A collision detection apparatus includes: an impact force detector configured to detect an impact force generated on a vehicle; a collision detector configured to detect collision with an obstacle outside of the vehicle at the time the impact force detector detects the impact force exceeding a threshold value; a collision predictor configured to predict that a bicycle being operated by a bicycle rider will collide with the vehicle before the collision with the obstacle outside of the vehicle is detected by the collision detector; and a colliding direction predictor configured to predict that the collision of the bicycle with the vehicle predicted collision with a front surface or a rear surface of the bicycle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224889

Vehicle

An ecu is mounted on a vehicle that is able to carry out external charging for charging an in-vehicle battery with electric power from an outside of the vehicle and external discharging for discharging electric power inside the vehicle to the outside of the vehicle. The ecu sets a control mode of the vehicle to any one of a charging mode for carrying out the external charging, a discharging mode for carrying out the external discharging, and a traveling mode for propelling the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224883

Vehicle and contactless power supply system

A contactless power supply system contactlessly supplies electric power from a power transmitting device to a vehicle. The vehicle includes a power receiving unit contactlessly receiving electric power from the power transmitting device, an electrical storage device storing electric power received by the power receiving unit, and a vehicle ecu. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224878

Electrically-powered vehicle

An ehc is configured to electrically heat a catalyst that purifies exhaust gas from an exhaust path of an internal combustion engine mounted on an electrically-powered vehicle, when a current passes through the ehc. A charger converts ac electric power supplied from an external power supply to a charging port into charging power of a power storage device by a power conversion path including an insulating transformer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224876

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

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 device 40 provided with a display device 6 for displaying a widget setting screen.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224858

Automobile door structure

A block is located to cover an end portion of a handle frame and a site on a rear surface of an outer panel adjacent to the end portion of the handle frame. When the front surface of the outer panel deforms to dent, the block regulates deformation of the site of the outer panel covered with the block.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224720

Fiber holding device, high pressure gas tank manufacturing apparatus and manufacturing method of tank

There is provided a fiber holding device, comprising: a bobbin supported to be rotatable about an axis and configured to hold a fiber wound thereon; a release member configured to apply a force to the fiber drawn from the bobbin in a direction from the axis of the bobbin toward outer periphery; a tension applying member configured to apply tension to the fiber drawn from the bobbin; and an extended section extended from the bobbin and arranged to integrally hold the release member and the tension applying member in a sequence of the release member and the tension applying member toward downstream in a drawing direction of the fiber.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224483

Method and apparatus for producing core-shell type metal nanoparticles

A method and apparatus for producing core-shell type metal nanoparticles which are excellent in productivity are provided, in particular, the present invention provides a method of production of core-shell type metal nanoparticles including (a) a step of introducing a solution of a salt of a first metal to a first flow path of a flow type reaction apparatus and applying plasma to the solution of the salt of the first metal in the first flow path to obtain a solution which contains metal nanoparticles of the first metal and (b) a step of introducing a solution of a salt of a second metal to a second flow path of the flow type reaction apparatus, making it merge with the solution which contains metal nanoparticles of the first metal to obtain a mixed solution, and applying plasma to the mixed solution to cover the metal nanoparticles of the first metal by the second metal.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/13/15 / #20150224446

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine wherein an exhaust purification catalyst and hydrocarbon feed valve are arranged in an engine exhaust passage and wherein the nox which is contained in the exhaust gas is removed by injection of hydrocarbons from the hydrocarbon feed valve by a predetermined period. Hydrocarbons are injected from the hydrocarbon feed valve toward the upstream side of the engine exhaust passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150222208

Vehicle

. . An electric motor gives regenerative braking force to a hybrid vehicle by regenerative control. A regeneration level selector selects regenerative braking force of the electric motor by a driver's operation. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150221983

Lithium secondary battery and method for producing same

This invention provides a lithium secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. On the negative electrode surface, there is present a cyclic siloxane and/or a reaction product thereof. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150221972

Method for manufacturing secondary battery

Provided is a method for manufacturing a secondary battery that can ensure a favorable charging state. A method for manufacturing a secondary battery according to an embodiment of the invention is a method for manufacturing a secondary battery where a wound body having a positive electrode sheet, a separator and a negative electrode sheet wound in a layered state in a housing, which includes a first step of accommodating the wound body into the housing; and a second step of hot-pressing the wound body through the housing from outside of the housing, the wound body being accommodated in the housing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150221971

Manufacturing method of fuel cell and gas separator for fuel cell

There is a need to improve the positioning accuracy in stacking gas separators. A guide section 58 provided in a fuel cell manufacturing apparatus 50 has first and second guide members 52 arranged to be parallel to each other and away from each other in a horizontal direction and extended in a stacking direction of the gas separators. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150221966

Manufacturing method of fuel cell, fuel cell and fuel cell system

In order to define the power generation performance of a monitor cell, a manufacturing method of a fuel cell including a plurality of ordinary cells and a monitor cell configured to have a greater pressure loss of hydrogen gas than a pressure loss of the ordinary cell comprises the steps of: (a) specifying an upper limit voltage in a voltage range of the monitor cell; (b) specifying a lower limit voltage in the voltage range of the monitor cell; (c) determining an upper limit value and a lower limit value in a range of pressure loss of the hydrogen gas in the monitor cell, based on the upper limit voltage and the lower limit voltage; and (d) manufacturing the monitor cell, such that the pressure loss of the hydrogen gas in the monitor cell is limited to the range of pressure loss.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150221951

Lithium secondary battery

This invention provides a lithium secondary battery that comprises a positive electrode comprising a positive electrode active material layer and a negative electrode comprising a negative electrode active material layer. The positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer are placed to face each other. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150221946

Negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for manufacturing negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, and method for manufacturing nonaqueouselectrolyte secondary battery

The present invention provides a negative electrode capable of improving the on-vehicle service life and storage life of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and methods for manufacturing them. Provided is a negative electrode (32) used for a lithium-ion secondary battery (1) as a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, including a negative electrode active material made of natural graphite whose surface is coated with amorphous carbon. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150221850

Method of production of core/shell type nanoparticles, method of production of sintered body using that method, and thermoelectric conversion material produced by that method

A method of production of core/shell type nanoparticles includes the following steps: a first step of applying a first power to cause the generation of the plasma so as to selectively cause the precipitation of a first metal so as to form nanoparticles as cores and a second step of applying a second power which is larger than the first power to cause the generation of the plasma so as to cause the precipitation of a second metal which has a smaller oxidation reduction potential than the first metal on the core surface so as to form shells which are comprised of the second metal which cover the cores which are comprised of the first metal.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150220412

Communication apparatus and communication method

In order to provide a communication apparatus that can reduce the delay in transmission of communication messages even when the bus load is heavy, a data transmission module is connected to a communication bus, over which communication messages are transferred, in such a manner that the data transmission module can transmit/receive the communication messages to/from the communication bus. A bus monitoring unit included in the data transmission module detects, for a given time period, the timings at which communication messages are flowing over the communication bus, and acquires the detection results as usage status data of said time period. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150219761

Collision determination device and collision determination method

A collision determination device includes a radar detection unit that detects an object in front of a vehicle by a radar wave, an image detection unit that images in front of the vehicle and detects the object by the imaged image, and a collision determination unit that determines a collision between the vehicle and the object based on a combined target generated using a detection result of the radar detection unit and a detection result of the image detection unit. The collision determination unit performs collision determination with a speed of the object in the traveling direction of the vehicle as zero when the vehicle decelerates.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150219169

Power transmitting apparatus for vehicle

Power from an engine of a hybrid vehicle is input to an input shaft (302) of a power split device. A one-way clutch (500) and the power split device are housed in a housing (600). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150219058

Control device of vehicle and control method of vehicle

A control device of a vehicle includes: a first gear connected to a crankshaft of an engine; a second gear capable of engaging the first gear; an actuator configure to move the second gear up to a position where the second gear engages the first gear; a motor configured to cause the second gear to rotate; and a controller configured to, when the engine is cranked by driving of the motor in response to elapsing of a predefined period after the actuator is actuated in response to a startup request signal of the engine, adjust a length of the predefined period on the basis of an operating state of a driver and a state of the vehicle at the time of reception of the startup request signal.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150219050

Fuel injection system

A fuel injection system in the present invention is provided with a fuel injection valve (10) which incorporates a heater (20) for heating fuel before being injected. The temperature of the heater (20) is estimated on the basis of the resistance value rhtr of the heater (20). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150219045

Evaporated fuel processing system (as amended)

An ecu determines whether an engine is temporarily stopped (step s1). When the ecu determines that the engine is temporarily stopped, the ecu prohibits purging with the use of a purge mechanism (step s2), and heats a canister (step s3). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150219026

In-cylinder pressure detection device for internal combustion engine

This invention determines whether or not an internal combustion engine is performing combustion, and if the determined result is that the engine is not performing combustion, it is determined whether or not the engine revolution speed is greater than a predetermined revolution speed neth. If it is found that the relation that the revolution speed>predetermined revolution speed neth holds, an in-cylinder maximum pressure value pmax during motoring is identified by an in-cylinder pressure sensor 34, a crank angle θpmax corresponding to the relevant pmax is detected by a crank angle sensor 42, and the crank angle is corrected so that θpmax becomes tdc. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150219002

Cooling apparatus for engine system and control method therefor

A cooling system for an engine system includes an engine coolant path inside an internal combustion engine and a turbine coolant path inside a turbocharger. A switching section is selectively switched to one of a first operation mode, in which coolant in the cooling system is permitted to flow through the engine coolant path and the turbine coolant path, and a second operation mode, in which the coolant in the cooling system is permitted to flow only through the engine coolant path, while not being permitted to flow through the turbine coolant path. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150218998

Exhaust heat recovery control device

An exhaust heat recovery control device includes a recovered heat adjusting unit configured to adjust an amount of heat recovered of exhaust gas by an exhaust heat recoverer recovering heat of exhaust gas and a control unit configured to control the recovered heat adjusting unit so as to prevent or suppress freezing in an exhaust pipe based on a traveling history of a vehicle on which the exhaust heat recovery control device is mounted when the freezing in the exhaust pipe is predicted.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150218995

Vehicle and vehicular control method

An ecu executes a program including the steps of: determining whether an insulation resistance ri is smaller than a threshold value ri(0); if the insulation resistance ri is smaller than the threshold value ri(0), determining whether there is electric leakage between a vehicular body and an ehc and whether there is a possibility that there is electric leakage at a location other than a location between the vehicular body and the ehc; and if there is electric leakage between the vehicular body and the ehc, performing heating control.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150218994

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine

An amount of nox discharged from an internal combustion engine at the time of reducing the nox stored in an nox storage reduction catalyst is decreased. In an exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine which includes an nox storage reduction catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine for storing nox in exhaust gas and reducing the nox when an air fuel ratio of the exhaust gas is equal to or less than a stoichiometric air fuel ratio, an air fuel ratio control unit to change the air fuel ratio of the exhaust gas in the internal combustion engine, and an egr device connecting between the exhaust passage and an intake passage of the internal combustion engine for supplying a part of the exhaust gas to the intake passage as an egr gas, provision is made for an egr ratio control unit that controls the egr device in such a manner that in cases where the nox stored in the nox storage reduction catalyst is reduced by changing the air fuel ratio in the internal combustion engine, an egr ratio becomes higher when the target air fuel ratio is low than when the target air fuel ratio is high.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150218989

Method and an apparatus for warming a catalyst in an internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine which is provided with a fuel injector which injects fuel into a cylinder, an exhaust purification catalyst, and a secondary air feed device which feeds air to an engine exhaust passage. First catalyst warm-up control performs stratified combustion to retard an ignition timing, while second catalyst warm-up control feeds air to the engine exhaust passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150218723

Electroplating cell, and metal coating and method of forming the same

An electroplating cell includes: (i) an anode chamber in which an anode chamber solution is stored; and (ii) a separator that includes a base material and an organic plating additive contained in the base material, separates the anode chamber and a cathode from each other, and selectively allows permeation of metal ions contained in the anode chamber solution.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150218385

Surface treatment method and coating agent

A surface treatment method on a base material coated a surface with a carbon film includes: supplying at least any one of titanium, zirconium, niobium, vanadium, hafnium, tantalum, and tungsten to the carbon film; and heating the carbon film to 400° c. Or more under an inert atmosphere, thereby forming a coating film on the base material.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217775

Vehicle driving behavior predicting device

A vehicle driving behavior predicting device that predicts a driving behavior of a vehicle at a prediction target point based on speed information or acceleration information of the vehicle includes: a storage unit storing a reference template indicating a transition of the speed information or the acceleration information corresponding to the driving behavior being a prediction target in a predetermined prediction section to the prediction target point; a converting unit converting the reference template to a converted template indicating a transition of a speed or acceleration from an entry speed to a case in which the driving behavior being the prediction target is exhibited based on the entry speed of the vehicle into the prediction section; and a predicting unit predicting the driving behavior at the prediction target point by comparing the converted template with a current transition of the speed information or the acceleration information.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217765

Collision prevention control apparatus

According to one aspect of the disclosure, a collision prevention control apparatus is provided which includes an image sensor that detects an object near the vehicle; a radar sensor that detects the object near the vehicle; and a controller that, if only one of the sensors, among the image sensor and the radar sensor, detects the object, determines reliability of the other sensor, and changes, based on the determined reliability, a way of performing a collision prevention control for preventing a collision with the object detected by the one of the sensors.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217764

Control device for hybrid vehicle for controlling the hybrid vehicle when a collision is detected

When a collision of a vehicle is detected, a control device performs fuel cut of an engine (14) in a case where the engine (14) is in a driven state, and engages an engine connection/disconnection clutch (ko) in a case where the engine connection/disconnection clutch (ko) is disengaged, whereby the rotational resistance of a motor (mg) is increased by drag of the engine (14) and the rotation speed (nmg) of the motor (mg) after the collision of the vehicle can be speedily reduced. Consequently, generation of an electromotive force by rotation of the motor (mg) is prevented, and it is possible to speedily complete discharge of an inverter circuit (40).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217760

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

A control apparatus is applied to a hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and a second mg as driving sources, and a power split mechanism which is capable of changing and transmitting to an output portion transmitting torque to drive wheel, a rotating speed of the internal combustion engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217758

Vehicle and control method for vehicle

A vehicle includes: an engine; a first electric motor capable of inputting or outputting power; a power split mechanism including a sun gear, a ring gear and a planetary carrier rotatably revolvably supporting pinion gears meshing with the sun and ring gears. The planetary carrier, the sun gear and the ring gear are respectively coupled to an engine output shaft, a first electric motor rotary shaft and a drive wheel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217756

Control system for hybrid vehicle

A vehicle control system is provided to reduce a change in drive force and to start an engine without delay when starting the engine by a motor during running. The control system is applied to a hybrid vehicle having an internal combustion engine and two motors supplied electric power from a battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217714

Vehicle side airbag device

In a vehicle side airbag device, when a side airbag is inflated and deployed, a tension cloth disposed bridging an upper side bag portion and a lower side bag portion on the vehicle width direction outer side of the side airbag is pulled up and down. The vehicle width direction inflation width of the side airbag is enlarged, so the vehicle width direction shock absorbing stroke can be ensured by the small-capacity side airbag. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217682

Body structure of vehicular rear lamp attachment portion

A body structure of a vehicular rear lamp attachment portion includes a drawing structural surface of a side outer panel and a housing panel. The drawing structural surface is provided at both end portions of a vehicle rear end portion in a vehicle width direction, is drawn inward in the vehicle width direction, and has a fixed surface at a rear end of the drawing structural surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217660

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system according to the present invention comprises: a fuel cell and a secondary battery, each acting as a power supply source; a first converter a second converter provided between the fuel cell and the secondary battery and first and second loads; a first inverter provided between the first and second converters and the first load and a second inverter provided between the first and second converters and the second load; a first controller that controls an output of the fuel cell by controlling the first converter; and a second controller configured separately from the first controller, the second controller controlling the second converter, the first inverter and the second inverter to thereby control outputs supplied to the first inverter and the second inverter, including an output from the secondary battery. The first and second controllers are connected so as to be able to communication with each other regarding failure information on respective control targets. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217653

Vehicle power control system and power control method

A control device that controls a charging apparatus and a power supplying apparatus stops charging to a secondary battery when a connecting terminal is connected to each of both of a charging terminal and a discharging terminal. Also, the control device continues to stop the charging when the charging-stopped state is detected by the cut-off detecting portion.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217649

Non-contact electric power transmission system and charging station

When a power supply ecu receives a signal requesting test electric power transmission, the power supply ecu has a plurality of electric power transmission portions start transmission of electric power for positioning, and determines an electric power transmission portion with which a vehicle is carrying out positioning based on which of a plurality of detection portions has detected effective electric power. The vehicle transmits a first signal to a charging station when positioning is completed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217648

Non-contact electric power transmission system, charging station, and vehicle

A charging station includes a plurality of electric power transmission portions and a power supply ecu. When a second vehicle is parked at a position where it can receive electric power from a first electric power transmission portion and when the second vehicle receives weak electric power from the first electric power transmission portion, the second vehicle transmits to the power supply ecu, an occupation signal which allows determination that the parking position corresponds to the first electric power transmission portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217647

Non-contact electric power transmission system and charging station

A charging station includes a plurality of electric power transmission portions and a power supply ecu controlling electric power transmission from the plurality of electric power transmission portions. The power supply ecu performs pairing processing for determining a first electric power transmission portion after a vehicle completes positioning with respect to the first electric power transmission portion, checks whether or not positional relation between the first electric power transmission portion and a electric power reception portion of the vehicle satisfies an electric power reception condition after the pairing processing is performed and immediately before electric power transmission from the first electric power transmission portion to the vehicle is started, and allows the first electric power transmission portion to start electric power transmission to the vehicle when the positional relation satisfies the electric power reception condition.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217645

Electric vehicle and method of controlling same, for preheating of lubricant

In an electric vehicle, an automatic transmission is provided between a differential unit and drive wheels. The differential unit includes a motor-generator and a power split device, and the motor-generator is cooled by lubricant of the automatic transmission. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217280

Catalyst for exhaust gas purification, and method for producing same

To provide an exhaust gas catalyst using a fired aluminum phosphate body with more excellent performance, and a method for producing it. (1) an exhaust gas purification catalyst including at least one platinum-group metal selected from the group consisting of pt, rh and pd having a mean particle diameter of between 0.50 nm and 2.0 nm, supported on a tridymite-type fired aluminum phosphate body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217112

Rehabilitation system

A rehabilitation system that assists an action of a paretic arm due to brain damage, such as a stroke, includes: a detecting unit configured to detect an assist action that a healthy arm assists the paretic arm; an assist unit configured to cause the paretic arm to carry out bending and stretching actions; an adjustment unit configured to adjust an operation timing, operation speed, bending load or stretching load of the assist unit in response to detection of the assist action by the detecting unit; and a control unit configured to cause the assist unit to operate in accordance with the operation timing, operation speed, bending load or stretching load, adjusted by the adjustment unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150214812

Connector protection structure for motor

A connector protection structure of motor includes a motor case that houses the motor, a connector that is placed on an outer surface of the motor case, and a protection member that is provided between the connector and a side member (lsm) of a vehicle, and that is fixed on the motor case. The protection member includes a protection section that is provided in a projected arrangement around the connector, a fixing section that is linked to the protection section and that is fixed by a bolt on a rear surface of the motor case, and a support section that is linked to the fixing section, that includes a through hole through which a stud, provided in a projected arrangement on a side surface of the motor case, penetrates, and that is supported on the side surface by the stud.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150214574

Method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte

Provided is a method for producing a sulfide solid electrolyte capable of producing a sulfide solid electrolyte whose ion conductive property is improved, by using a raw material including libr. The method for producing a sulfide solid electrolyte includes a charging step of charging a raw material for producing a sulfide solid electrolyte mainly including a substance represented by a general formula (100-x) (0.75li2s. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150214571

Lithium secondary battery and method for producing same

Provided is a lithium secondary battery in which reduction of battery performance is inhibited. The lithium secondary battery provided by this invention uses a lithium transition metal composite oxide as a positive electrode active material. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150214561

Fuel cell system and control method thereof

A fuel cell system 100 includes a fuel cell 10, a cathode gas supply system 30, a supply valve 34, an exhaust valve 43 and a controller 20. The fuel cell 10 has a supply manifold m1, an exhaust manifold m2, and a power generation area ga connected with these manifolds m1 and m2. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150214537

Secondary battery and method for producing secondary battery

Disclosed is a secondary battery capable of preventing damage to a current interrupt device caused by generation and transmission of vibration, and thereby achieving prevention of malfunction of the current interrupt device, and improvement of quality of the secondary battery. In addition, disclosed is a method of manufacturing the secondary battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150214532

Battery assembly and method of switching connection in battery assembly

A battery assembly includes a fixed bus bar and a first movable bus bar and a second movable bus bar. The fixed bus bar is connected to any of terminals. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150214217

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor substrate comprises an igbt region and a diode region. The igbt region comprises: an n-type emitter region; a p-type igbt body region; an n-type igbt barrier region; an n-type igbt drift region; a p-type collector region; a first trench; a first insulating layer; and a first gate electrode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150214052

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of semiconductor device

A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device includes: forming an electric metal layer by depositing metal as art electrode material on an inside of an opening of an insulating layer on a surface of an sic semiconductor substrate; widening a gap between an inner wall surface in an opening formed in the insulating layer and the electrode metal layer by etching the insulating layer after the electrode metal layer is formed; and forming an ohmic contact between the electrode metal layer and the sic semiconductor substrate by heating the sic semiconductor substrate and the metal electrode layer after the insulating layer is etched.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150213950

Power receiving device and power transmitting device

A power receiving unit of the present power receiving device includes: a core unit formed to have a shape of plate; a spiral coil disposed at the power transmitting unit side of the core unit; and a drawn wire externally drawn from an inner end portion of the spiral coil, the core unit having a groove portion formed to extend in a radial direction of the spiral coil, the drawn wire being routed through the groove portion and being drawn externally.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150213718

Drive support apparatus

A drive support apparatus includes a rear side object detection unit to detect a relative position and speed of a rear side object relative to a vehicle having the drive support apparatus, the rear side object traveling in a lane adjacent to a traveling lane of the vehicle; a calculation unit to calculate time for the rear side object to catch up with the vehicle, based on the relative position and speed; and an alarm unit to issue an alarm to a driver of the vehicle if the time to catch up is a threshold or less. The drive support apparatus further includes a front side object detection unit to detect a front side object traveling in front in the adjacent lane; and a threshold determination unit to determine the threshold based on the front side object.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150212958

Data transmission apparatus, communication control method, and communication control program

A data transmission apparatus includes an output unit, when outputting data on a bus, to determine whether to output the data on the bus based on a result of a communication arbitration performed with competing data to be output on the bus, using priority information attached to the data; a storage unit to have areas set, the areas having respective priorities set for the communication arbitration, and to store a group of data having the consecutive priority information attached, in the respective areas; and a distribution unit to write the data having a transmission request received, in one of the areas in the storage unit, based on the priority information attached to the data. The output unit prioritizes outputting the data on the bus, the data being stored in the one of the areas having a higher priority, among the data stored in the areas.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150212162

Short-circuit inspection method for secondary cell

A secondary battery is charged at a predetermined charging current density to a first soc, and discharged at a discharging current density same as the charging current density to a second soc smaller than the first soc, the voltage thereof is stabilized by leaving the secondary battery for a predetermined time while maintaining the secondary battery in the range of ±3° c. From the battery temperature of the secondary battery that has been discharged, the secondary battery the voltage of which has been stabilized is self-discharged under room temperature, and the presence or absence of a short-circuit is detected on the basis of a voltage drop amount after a given time.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150212158

Electric storage system

The state of a plurality of electric storage blocks connected in serial is determined. Each of the electric storage blocks includes a plurality of electric storage elements connected in parallel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150212107

Deceleration factor estimation apparatus

A deceleration factor estimation apparatus estimating a deceleration factor of a vehicle includes: a driving force acquisition unit that obtains a driving force of the vehicle; a speed acquisition unit that obtains a speed of the vehicle; an acceleration acquisition unit that obtains an acceleration of the vehicle; and a deceleration factor estimation unit that estimates a plurality of deceleration factors on the basis of a relationship between the obtained driving force, speed, and acceleration, wherein the deceleration factor estimation unit switches the deceleration factor to be estimated on the basis of a travel condition of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150211620

Hybrid vehicle driving device

A hybrid vehicle driving device includes: a first differential mechanism connected to an engine and transmitting a rotation of the engine; a second differential mechanism connecting the first differential mechanism and a drive wheel; engagement devices changing a speed of the first differential mechanism; and a valve arranged in a hydraulic circuit and regulating the engagement devices from simultaneously engaging. The second differential mechanism includes a first rotation element connected to an output element of the first differential mechanism, a second rotation element connected to a first rotating machine, and a third rotation element connected to a second rotating machine and the drive wheel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150211555

Pillar garnish mounting structure and tether clip

A pillar garnish mounting structure includes a tether clip and a pillar garnish. The tether clip has a tether portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150211520

Vane type vacuum pump

A vane type vacuum pump has a discharge port for discharging suctioned air, and a reed valve part that opens and closes the discharge port. The reed valve part includes a first reed valve that is installed to cover the opening of the discharge port, and a second reed valve that is superposed with the first reed valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150211424

Control device and control method for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine includes an intake-side variable valve timing mechanism and a controller. The intake-side variable valve timing mechanism is configured to continuously advance or retard a phase of a cam that actuates an intake valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150211407

Coolant composition for internal combustion engine and method for operating internal combustion engine

This invention provides a coolant composition for an internal combustion engine that can improve the energy efficiency of an internal combustion engine and a method for operating an internal combustion engine using such coolant composition. The coolant composition for an internal combustion engine of the invention has kinematic viscosity of 8.5 to 3,000 mm2/sec at 25° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150211097

Hard particles for incorporation in sintered alloy and wear-resistant iron-based sintered alloy and production method thereof

Hard particles are incorporated as a starting material in a sintered alloy. The hard particles contain 20 to 60 mass % mo and 3 to 15 mass % mn, the balance being fe and unavoidable impurities.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210337

Vehicle

A vehicle capable of preventing the vehicle from making any movement that is not intended by a rider without performing any complicated control is provided. A vehicle includes a step plate on which a rider puts his/her feet to get on the vehicle, and a handle that extends upward from a front of the step plate and is grasped by the rider, the vehicle being configured to move by performing inversion control, in which the vehicle further includes a power-on operation section for instructing the vehicle to at least start the inversion control, the starting operation section being disposed on a surface on the side opposite to a step plate side of the handle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210310

Apparatus and method for controlling electric power steering system

An electric power steering system includes a basic assist amount calculation section calculating a basic assist amount for assisting the manipulation of a steering wheel, and an assist compensation amount calculation section calculating an assist compensation amount for correcting the basic assist amount. The system includes an assist amount correction section calculating a corrected assist amount by correcting the basic assist amount based on the assist compensation amount, and a motor drive section driving a motor using the corrected assist amount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210284

Driving environment estimation apparatus and method thereof

A driving environment estimation apparatus for identifying either an urban or suburban area including a vehicle stop degree data acquirer to obtain data representing a degree of tendency of a vehicle stop state; and an urban area/suburban area identifier to compare the obtained vehicle stop degree data with a threshold value to identify whether a vehicle driving area is an urban or suburban area. The urban area/suburban area identifier provides a predetermined high threshold value and a low threshold value lower than the high threshold value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210269

Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle drive system, which includes an drive control portion configured to control a first electric motor to generate a negative torque only after a determination that a clutch and a brake have been placed in engaged states, when the hybrid vehicle drive system is switched from a state wherein at least one of the clutch and the brake is placed in a released state, to a state wherein a negative torque is generated by the first electric motor while the clutch and the brake are both placed in the engaged states. The control apparatus permits reduction of a risk of reversal of an operating direction of an engine when the hybrid vehicle drive system is switched from one of drive modes other than a drive mode in which the clutch and the brake are both placed in the engaged states, to the drive mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210267

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle provided with a battery 10, a boost converter 20, a first inverter 30, a second inverter 40, a first motor generator (mg) 50 connected to the first inverter 30, a second mg 60 connected to the second inverter 40, an engine 70 capable of driving the first mg 50, and a controller 90 which starts and stops the boost converter 20. When electric power transmitted between the battery 10 and the boost converter 20 is equal to or below a predetermined threshold, the boost converter 20 is stopped. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210261

Running control system for vehicle

A running control system for vehicles is provided to reduce engagement shocks of a clutch and to raise the torque of drive wheels quickly upon satisfaction of a condition of engagement of the clutch. In a vehicle to which the running control system is applied, power transmission between an engine and the drive wheels is selectively enabled by the clutch. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210227

Tether clip and pillar garnish mounting structure

A tether clip used to attach a pillar garnish to a pillar has a base, a tether portion, and a garnish retaining portion. The tether portion and the garnish retaining portion rise from a surface of the base. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210189

Conveyance seat

In a conveyance seat, a columnar engaging portion protruding from a rear surface of an additional member is moved toward a seat back while being in contact with a seat cushion, and the engaging portion is inserted between the seat cushion and the seat back, and is engaged with an engaged portion disposed between the seat cushion and the seat back. The seat pad includes a general portion that elastically supports an occupant, and a compression portion that is compressed more easily than the general portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210179

Control system for vehicle, vehicle, and control method for vehicle

A control system for a vehicle including an engine, an electrical storage unit and a generator driven by the engine, the control system includes a socket and a controller. The socket is configured to supply electric power from the generator or the electrical storage unit to a device outside the vehicle in a travel stop state. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210173

Vehicle and method of controlling the vehicle

A control unit for a vehicle is configured to control a power-generating unit such that electric power generated by the power-generating unit becomes smaller than that generated when a voltage between terminals of a smoothing capacitor is equal to or larger than an output voltage of a battery, when all of conditions i)-iii) are satisfied, where i) an external power supply unit supplies electric power to the outside in a condition where a shift lever is placed in a parking position, ii) after an amount of electric power stored in the battery is reduced to be smaller than a predetermined power storage amount in a condition where a relay is switched off, the relay is operated switch on, and electric power is generated by the power-generating unit, and iii) the voltage between the terminals of the smoothing capacitor is smaller than the output voltage of the battery.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210170

Electrical powered vehicle and power feeding device for vehicle

A power receiving device mounted on an electrical powered vehicle includes a receiving coil and a reflective wall. The receiving coil is configured to be magnetically coupled with a transmitting coil external to the vehicle by a magnetic field, and to receive electric power from the transmitting coil. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150210051

Method and apparatus for joining resin and metal

A joining method for joining a resin member and a metal member by heating is provided. Joining of the resin member and metal member is performed by heating a joining interface of the resin member and metal member to a temperature in a range of equal to or higher than a decomposition temperature of the resin member and lower than a temperature at which gas bubbles are generated in the resin member and by cooling a surface of the resin member on the opposite side from a joining surface thereof with the metal member to a temperature that is lower than the melting point of the resin member.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150209909

Laser joining structure and laser joining method

Provided are: a laser-bonded structure wherein deterioration of strength or rigidity of a third plate is suppressed, said third plate being disposed by being spaced apart from at least two metal plates; and a laser bonding method. The laser-bonded structure is provided with: at least two metal plates, which have two or more overlapping portions where the metal plates are disposed in a state wherein the metal plates are overlapping each other, and which are bonded by means of laser welding sections; and a third plate that is disposed by being spaced apart from the overlapping portions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207448

Controller for motor generator

An alternating current that is to be supplied to a motor generator is controlled by controlling an inverter using a target output of the motor generator and a result of detection of an angle-of-rotation sensor, and a voltage step-up is controlled in accordance with the target output of the motor generator. During operation of the motor generator, a stepped-up voltage obtained through the step-up converter is set to be higher (s13) when learning of the point of origin of the angle-of-rotation sensor has yet to be completed (s11), than when learning of the point of origin of the angle-of-rotation sensor has been completed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207425

Power conversion device and power conversion method

A power conversion device includes primary and secondary full bridge circuits, and a control portion configured to adjust a phase difference between switching in the primary full bridge circuit and switching in the secondary full bridge circuit, so as to control power transmitted between the full bridge circuits, in which each of the full bridge circuits includes an upper arm and a lower arm connected in series to each other, the control portion shortens a dead time when neither of the upper and lower arms are turned on in a transmission state, and in a case where a gate driving state is detected in which both of the upper and lower arms are turned on, the control portion sets an adjustment value of the dead time in the transmission state to a dead time value greater than a dead time detection value when the gate driving state is detected.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207410

Boosting device

Proper control is performed even during a stuck abnormality of a current sensor 56 configured to detect a reactor current. A boosting converter 12 is controlled by feedback control of a boosted voltage of the boosting converter 12 and a reactor current, detected by the current sensor 56, of a reactor 54 in the boosting converter 12. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207341

Battery system

A battery system that controls charging and discharging operations of a nickel metal hydride battery (11) includes a temperature sensor (23) detecting a temperature of the nickel metal hydride battery and a controller (30) limiting the charging and discharging operations of the nickel metal hydride battery when a negative electrode reserve capacity of the nickel metal hydride battery is smaller than a target value. The controller acquires the temperature of the nickel metal hydride battery when the nickel metal hydride battery is being charged or discharged and the temperature of the nickel metal hydride battery when the nickel metal hydride battery is not being charged or discharged with the use of the temperature sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207258

Connecting cable

A connecting cable includes three coated wires 21 each formed by coating a conductor 22 with an insulating coating material 23, a terminal housing 11 having nozzle-shaped members 16 for receiving the respective coated wires 21, insulating tubes 24 spaced from the nozzle-shaped members 16 and covering the respective outer surfaces of the coated wires 21, and a tubular grommet 25 attached to the terminal housing 11 and arranged overlapping the outer periphery of the insulating tubes 24, the grommet 25 having the three coated wires 21 inserted therein. With this structure, insulating performance of the overall connecting cable is enhanced.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207183

Lithium secondary battery

A lithium secondary battery is provided, which exhibits a large overcharge tolerance even after rapid charge-discharge cycling. The lithium secondary battery is constituted by a battery case hosing electrode assembly having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and also housing a nonaqueous electrolyte solution including a supporting salt. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207182

Method of manufacturing battery

A method of manufacturing a battery proposed herein includes the following steps a to d. Step a is the step of preparing a battery case in which an electrode assembly is enclosed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207177

All solid state battery

The main object of the present invention is to provide an all solid state battery suitable for high rate charging. The present invention solves the problem by providing an all solid state battery including a battery element 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, characterized in that the anode active material layer contains graphite as an anode active material and a sulfide solid electrolyte, the graphite has a hardness of 0.36 gpa or more by a nanoindentation method, and the battery element is confined at a pressure more than 75 kgf/cm2.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207173

Method of manufacturing nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

The manufacturing method of the invention includes the steps of: providing a positive electrode and a negative electrode (s10), a sodium ingredient being included in either the positive electrode or the negative electrode; producing an electrode assembly from the provided positive electrode and negative electrode (s20); producing a battery assembly in which the electrode assembly is housed in a battery case (s30); injecting a nonaqueous electrolyte solution into the battery case (s40), the nonaqueous electrolyte solution including at least lithium bis(oxalato)borate, a fluorophosphate compound, a carbonate solvent and an ether solvent, and the amount of ether solvent included in the nonaqueous electrolyte solution being less than 10 vol % when the amount of nonaqueous solvent included in the nonaqueous electrolyte solution is set to 100 vol %; and charging and discharging the battery assembly (s50).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207159

Fuel cell system and control method thereof

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell; an oxidant gas supply unit configured to supply an oxidant gas to a cathode electrode of the fuel cell; and a gas pressure control unit configured to detect as a gas pressure sensitivity a ratio of variation in an output of the fuel cell to variation in the pressure of the oxidant gas, specify a correspondence relationship between the pressure of the oxidant gas and the output of the fuel cell on the basis of the detected gas pressure sensitivity, and control the pressure of the oxidant gas on the basis of the specified correspondence relationship.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207158

Fuel cell system and its operating method

An object is to suppress the dryness at an anode inlet of a fuel cell stack in a case of power generation at a current density of not lower than 1.4 a/cm2 in the fuel cell stack in which a mass of a platinum catalyst per 1 cm2 included in a cathode electrode is not higher than 0.2 mg. This object is achievable by performing at least one of controls of controlling temperature of the fuel cell stack to be not lower than 30° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207147

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

This invention provides a method for producing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery. The method comprises constructing a battery cell that comprises a positive electrode comprising a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode comprising a negative electrode active material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution comprising a non-aqueous solvent and an oxalatoborate-based compound. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207136

Battery

A battery includes a winding electrode body, a battery case provided with a liquid inlet and positive and negative terminal members. The positive terminal member has a junction part compressed in a direction orthogonal to a winding axis direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150207134

Secondary battery

A secondary battery includes an electrode body. The electrode body includes a positive electrode active material layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150206960

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device 1 in which an igbt region 2 and a diode region 3 adjoining each other are formed on a same substrate 4 is presented. The semiconductor device 1 is provided with a plurality of first gate trenches 11 extending abreast in a first direction in the igbt region 2 and a plurality of second gate trenches 12 extending abreast in a second direction intersecting the first direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150206758

Method for manufacturing semiconductor device

A method includes: forming a front surface structure of a semiconductor element on a front surface side of a semiconductor substrate; forming crystal defects in the semiconductor substrate by implanting charged particles into the semiconductor substrate; subjecting the semiconductor substrate to a heat treatment after having formed the crystal defects; attaching a supporting plate on the front surface side of the semiconductor substrate after the heat treatment; thinning the semiconductor substrate by grinding a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate to which the supporting plate has been attached; and forming a back surface structure of the semiconductor element on a back surface of the thinned semiconductor substrate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150206435

Collision determination device and collision determination method

A collision determination device includes: a radar detection unit that detects an object around a vehicle using a radar wave; an image detection unit that captures an image of the surroundings of the vehicle and detects the object using the captured image; and a collision determination unit that determines a collision between the vehicle and the object on the basis of a composite target which is generated using a detection result of the radar detection unit and a detection result of the image detection unit. When the object is detected by the radar detection unit and the image detection unit after being detected only by the image detection unit of the radar detection unit and the image detection unit, the collision determination unit performs the collision determination, preferentially using the detection result of the image detection unit over the detection result of the radar detection unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150206181

In-vehicle digital advertisement

A method includes determining a digital advertisement targeted for a user present in a vehicle. The method also includes providing the digital advertisement to be presented to the user in the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150205430

Portable terminal, control method of portable terminal, program executed in portable terminal, and cradle for portable terminal

A portable terminal includes a control device that inhibits reception of an operator's operation input to a home button until coupling of the portable terminal to an onboard device is intercepted when the portable terminal is coupled to the onboard device and predetermined application software is operating in the portable terminal. The predetermined application software transmits details of the operator's operation input to a touch panel of the portable terminal to application software that is operating in the onboard device so as to control a screen displayed on an onboard display.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204965

Position specification system and method

As regards a mobile terminal brought into a vehicle interior of a vehicle, a position of the mobile terminal in the vehicle interior is specified. In a position specification system that includes a mobile terminal and an information association apparatus configured to enable wireless communication with each other, the system being configured so that the information association apparatus specifies a position of the mobile terminal in a vehicle interior when the mobile terminal brought into the vehicle interior of a vehicle detects signal sounds produced from speakers provided in the vehicle, the mobile terminal includes: means configured to store detection information concerning times at which the signal sounds were detected; and means configured to transmit a first notification signal including the detection information, and the information association apparatus includes: means configured to enable each of the plurality of speakers to transmit the signal sound at intervals of a predetermined time width; and means configured to specify a position of the mobile terminal in the vehicle interior with the use of relative distances of a plurality of sound sources of the signal sounds and the mobile terminal calculated based on intervals of times at which the signal sounds were detected and the predetermined time width and with the use of information concerning the speakers.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204812

Solid electrolyte gas sensor element and gas sensor

A gas sensor element includes: a solid electrolyte body; a target gas chamber; a reference gas chamber; a first electrode coming into contact with the solid electrolyte in the target gas chamber; a second electrode coming into contact with the solid electrolyte body in the reference gas chamber so as to hold the solid electrolyte body between the first electrode and the second electrode; a diffusion layer arranged to come into contact with the solid electrolyte body and configured to deliver the target gas to the target gas chamber; and a shielding layer arranged to come into contact with the diffusion layer so as to arrange the diffusion layer between the solid electrolyte body and the shielding layer. At least one of the solid electrolyte body and the shielding layer is provided with a concave section depressed from an interface side with the diffusion layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204483

Pressure vessel and production method thereof

A second protective member (62) is provided to cover a thin wall portion and its periphery of a second tank head section (92), so as to protect the thin wall portion. The thin wall portion is a region of the second tank head section (92) in which a reinforcing layer (20) has a smaller wall thickness. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204432

Differential gear unit of vehicle

A biasing device is disposed between a back face of each of side gears and a differential case in a pre-loaded condition. A cylindrical portion is provided in the differential case and is configured to permit a drive shaft to be fitted therein. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204370

Earth bolt

An earth bolt is electrically connected to a nut and an earth terminal, by being engaged in the nut to position the earth terminal between the bolt and the nut. The bolt has a head and a body, the body extending from the head and having threads of an external thread formed on the body and screw-fastened to an internal thread of the nut. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204266

Fuel injection device for internal combustion engine

A cylinder injection valve that injects fuel inside a cylinder and an intake passage injection valve that injects fuel inside an intake passage are provided. When it is determined that deposit greater than or equal to a predetermined amount accumulates, the fuel is forcibly injected by the cylinder injection valve (deposit removing control). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204262

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine in the present invention is provided with a fuel injection valve (12) which is capable of directly injecting fuel into a cylinder, and which includes: a needle valve (12b) that has a seat contact part (12b1) at its distal end part; and a nozzle body (12a) that has a seat part (12a1) with which the seat contact part (12b1) comes into contact, a fuel receiving part (12d) formed downstream of the seat part (12a1), and a plurality of nozzle holes (12e) formed downstream of the seat part (12a1). The control apparatus executes learning control of fuel injection amount to learn the fuel injection amount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204261

Exhaust purification system of spark ignition type internal combustion engine

The nox storage catalyst and the nox selective reduction catalyst are arranged in the engine exhaust passage. In the engine low load operating region, a combustion is performed in the combustion chamber under a lean base air-fuel ratio and the air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber is made rich when nox should be released from the nox storage catalyst. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204255

Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method

In a vehicle control apparatus mounted in a vehicle capable of executing an idle stop control, engine restart conditions for the idle stop control include at least a first condition that an accelerator pedal is depressed and a brake pedal is released. If both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are depressed during an automatic stop of the engine, the first condition is changed to a condition that the accelerator pedal is depressed to or beyond a pre-set value a so that it is less easy to restart the engine than if the brake pedal is released.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204230

Exhaust system member

An exhaust system member having an upstream-side opening into which exhaust gas flows and a downstream-side opening from which exhaust gas flows includes: first and second members. The first member includes first facing portions each having a distal end portion bulged radially outward in the exhaust system member, a notch is provided at a boundary between the distal end portion and a proximal end portion radially inward of the distal end portion at each end portion of each first facing portion, adjacent to the corresponding opening. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204228

Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine

In a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine in which an scr catalyst is arranged in an exhaust passage, a dummy determination processing to determine whether the selective catalytic reduction catalyst is mounted at a location is carried out, based on a temperature difference between a temperature of exhaust gas flowing into the location where the selective catalytic reduction catalyst is to be arranged and a temperature of exhaust gas flowing out of the location, after starting of the internal combustion engine, wherein when a period of time for the temperature of the selective catalytic reduction catalyst to become equal to or less than a fixed temperature is equal to or more than a predetermined period of time, the dummy determination processing is carried out, whereas when the period of time is less than the predetermined period of time, the dummy determination processing is not carried out.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150204224

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

A particulate filter for trapping particulate filter which is contained in exhaust gas is arranged in an engine exhaust passage. The particulate filter is provided with exhaust gas inflow passages and exhaust gas outflow passages which are alternately arranged via porous partition walls. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150203126

Drive assist device

Disclosed is a drive assist device including: a driver state detection unit that outputs a control start signal; a consent confirmation unit that inquires of a driver, whether the driver consents to execution of an emergency evacuation control, and receives a reply to the inquiry from the driver; a control section that executes the emergency evacuation control when receiving a consent reply of the execution of the emergency evacuation control from the driver; and an erroneous operation determination unit that determines whether the driving operation of the driver is an erroneous operation, in which the control section limits the driving operation of the driver when it is determined that the driving operation of the driver is an erroneous operation in a period from the time when the control start signal is received to the time when the consent reply of execution of the control is received.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150203118

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided. The vehicle control system is applied to a vehicle comprising an engine having cylinders, a power transmission route between the engine and drive wheels, and a clutch selectively connecting and disconnecting the power transmission route. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150203103

Engine start control device for hybrid vehicle

In the present invention, a determination is made as to whether towing travel is under way, in which vehicle weight is increased, and when towing travel is under way, the compensating torque provided by a motor generator is decreased relative to the compensating torque provided during non-towing travel, and the torque of the motor generator is therefore reduced by a commensurate amount and fuel efficiency is enhanced. During towing travel in which the vehicle weight is large, a large drive force is usually necessary and the frequency of use of the motor generator increases; however, the compensating torque during engine start is reduced, and the load on the motor generator is thereby mitigated by a commensurate amount, and overheating and the like are suppressed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150203095

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

A vehicle control apparatus configured to selectively establish one of a first drive state in which a vehicle drive force is generated primarily by a second motor/generator operated with an electric energy supplied from an electric-energy storage device while an engine is placed in a rest state, and a second drive state in which a first motor/generator is operated with a drive force of the engine, to generate an electric energy and in which the vehicle drive force is generated primarily by the second motor/generator operated with at least the electric energy generated by the first motor/generator. The vehicle control apparatus is further configured such that the vehicle drive force generated in the second drive state at a given value of an accelerator pedal operation amount θacc is larger than that generated in the first drive state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150203088

Vehicle braking control device

The vehicle braking control device adapted to a vehicle brake device having an electromagnetic valve which controls the brake fluid flow between the master cylinder and the wheel cylinders in response to the input electric energy. The vehicle braking control device includes a valve opening electric energy obtaining portion which obtains an input electric energy upon opening of the electromagnetic valve as a valve opening electric energy and an operation characteristic setting portion which sets an operation characteristic based on the valve opening electric energy obtained corresponding to the predetermined pressure differential. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150203086

Brake device for vehicle

A master cylinder generates master cylinder pressures in response to a brake operation by a driver on a brake pedal. A power hydraulic pressure generation device includes a pressure pump and an accumulator, and the accumulator accumulates an accumulator pressure increased by the pressure pump. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150203083

Vehicle brake apparatus

A holding valve (61) is provided on an individual flow passage (51) connecting a main flow passage (52) and a wheel cylinder (42) to each other. The holding valve (61) permits communication between an upstream side and a downstream side in an open state to transmit the hydraulic pressure from an accumulator (32) to the wheel cylinder (42), and shuts off the communication between the upstream side and the downstream side in a closed state. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150203065

Occupant protection device for case of vehicle side collision

A occupant protection device for a case of a vehicle side collision includes: a center console which is provided on a side of a vehicular seat and at a central portion of a vehicle compartment in the vehicle width direction and in which a console box opposing an abdomen of an occupant seated in the vehicular seat in the vehicle width direction is movable to a retraction position where the console box does not oppose the abdomen in the vehicle width direction; and a moving device which when a vehicle side collision is detected or predicted, moves the console box to the retraction position.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202972

Vehicle

When a vehicle configured to be capable of charging an auxiliary battery with a driving battery's electric power while the vehicle is left unattended has ignition turned off with the main battery having an socm smaller than a threshold value, an ecu calculates and indicates to the user a currently permissible unattended period of time in days, and the ecu also inquires of the user whether the user requests to execute engine involved charging control to extend the permissible unattended period of time in days. If the engine involved charging control is requested, the ecu initiates the engine involved charging control, and once the engine involved charging control has been executed for a duration exceeding a commanded period of time, the ecu ceases the engine involved charging control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202971

Contactless charging system, charging station, and method of controlling contactless charging system

A charging station transmits weak electric power from an available power transmission device of a plurality of power transmission devices when a second communication unit receives a power transmission request signal from a first communication unit. The charging station performs pairing between a vehicle and the power transmission device with which the vehicle has been aligned, in response to reception of an alignment completion signal from the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202953

Driving device for hybrid vehicle

A driving device for the hybrid vehicle includes a planetary gear mechanism; a first rotating machine coupled to a sun gear of the planetary gear mechanism; an engine coupled to a carrier of the planetary gear mechanism; a second rotating machine and a drive wheel that are coupled to a ring gear of the planetary gear mechanism; and a regulating mechanism that regulates rotation of the carrier, wherein the driving device has a first driving region that allows executing a dual-drive mode that causes running using the first rotating machine and the second rotating machine as power sources, and a second driving region that allows executing a lubrication running mode that causes the first rotating machine to rotate the engine so as to lubricate the planetary gear mechanism and causes running using the second rotating machine as a single power source.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202946

Register

On a centerline parallel to an air blowing direction inside a retainer, a ball joint with a ball is disposed. On a turning louver, a central axial support portion from which axial support portions are projected radially is disposed at the center of a cylindrical frame. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202852

Method and apparatus for manufacturing composite material

A method for manufacturing a composite material includes the processes of: arranging a surface material in a chamber box; dividing the chamber box into a first space including the surface material arranged therein and a second space including a core member arranged therein by closing a dividing unit; heating the surface material; arranging the core member in the second space while the surface material is being heated; depressurizing the first space and the second space; opening the dividing unit to make the first space communicate with the second space, arranging the core member and the surface material relatively close to each other, and covering a predetermined part of the core member with the surface material; and pressurizing the chamber box to bond the surface material to the predetermined part of the core member so that the surface material fits the predetermined part of the core member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202839

Interior member and method of manufacturing the same

A skin material and a urethane foam layer directly or indirectly overlap each other, a water-swellable sewing thread is sewn through the skin material and the urethane foam layer, and the water-swellable sewing thread is swollen. As a result, an interior member is formed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202805

Optical shaping apparatus and optical shaping method

An optical shaping method according to the present invention is an optical shaping method for shaping a three-dimensional structure by repeating a process for forming a cured resin layer 53 by irradiating an optically curing resin liquid 51 with light so that cured resin layers 53 are laminated. The process for forming the cured resin layer 53 includes, while applying a sheet light ls to the optically curing resin liquid 51, applying a first light beam l1 intersecting the sheet light ls to this optically curing resin liquid, and thereby forming the cured resin layer 53 in an area where the sheet light ls intersects the first light beam l1. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202768

Biped walking robot control method and biped walking robot control system

A biped walking robot control method is for master-slave control of walking of a biped walking robot. The biped walking robot control method includes a weight detection step of detecting weights applied to a ground respectively by a right leg and a left leg of an operator, a target zmp calculation step of calculating a target zmp when the biped walking robot produces weights having a ratio of the detected right leg weight and left leg weight, and a control step of controlling the biped walking robot in accordance with the calculated target zmp.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202713

Method for managing quality of laser cladding processing, and laser cladding processing device

Provided are a method for managing the quality of laser cladding processing and a laser cladding processing device by which the quality of a cladding layer formed on a processing portion of a workpiece can be managed by a simple configuration and reliably while suppressing manufacturing cost. The quality of the cladding layer is managed based on the intensity of infrared light s generated when metal powder p discharged toward laser beam r is melted in the air by the laser beam r.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202708

Image-inspection apparatus and image-inspection method for welded portion

Disclosed are an image-inspection apparatus and an image-inspection method for a welded portion, capable of certainly pinpointing a joining interface of the welded portion. An image-inspection apparatus (100) for inspecting condition of a welded portion (w) where rectangular copper wires (21 and 22) are welded to each other, including a first camera (51) for taking an image of the welded portion (w) from a tangential direction, a second camera (52) for taking an image of the welded portion (w) from the radial outside, and a controller (50). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202681

Up-drawing continuous casting apparatus and up-drawing continuous casting method

An up-drawing continuous casting apparatus includes a holding furnace which holds molten metal, a guide-out member which guides the molten metal out from a surface of the molten metal held in the holding furnace, a shape determining member which is arranged to adjoin the surface of the molten metal and allows the molten metal guided out by the guide-out member to pass through the shape determining member to define a shape of a cross section of a casting, a cooling portion which cools the molten metal after the molten metal passes through the shape determining member, and an impact imparting portion which imparts an impact to the guide-out member or the casting.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150200613

Electric vehicle and control method of electric vehicle

An electric vehicle driven by a synchronous motor 21 and an induction motor 31, and braked with a first regenerative torque bt1 generated by the synchronous motor generator 21 and a second regenerative torque bt2 generated by the induction motor generator 31. The ratio of the first regenerative torque bt1 to the second regenerative torque bt2 is changed in accordance with a state of charge (soc) of a battery 11. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150200386

Battery and method for producing same

A battery houses an electrode body inside a battery case including a bottomed cylindrical case body having an opening part, and a plate-like lid member inserted in the opening part so as to seal the opening. The opening part and a lid peripheral edge part are welded hermetically by an energy beam irradiated from outside in the thickness direction of the lid member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150198624

Rotation speed detection device

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a rotation speed detection device which achieves improved detection accuracy regardless of a compressor and the ope