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Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha patents (2016 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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Stator and stator manufacturing method

A stator includes a stator core and an insulator. The insulator includes a main body and a wall. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Rotor

A rotor includes: a rotor core; magnets disposed in housing holes having openings in end faces of the rotor core; a filler injected through the openings into the housing holes; and end plates fixed to the end faces. The end plates have recesses at positions facing inlets of the filler.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Electrical storage system

When a voltage value of an electrical storage device becomes higher than a predetermined voltage value for identifying an overcharged state of the electrical storage device, calculation of a heat generation amount of the electrical storage device based on a current value is started. When the calculated heat generation amount is larger than a predetermined amount, it is determined that the electrical storage device is in an abnormal state (abnormal state related to heating). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Power supply apparatus

A power supply apparatus may include an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit may be configured to set target timing of switching of each of the switch. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Power source device

A power source device includes: a battery assembly (40) including a plurality of battery cells (4) which are aligned; a bus bar module (6) formed by linking a plurality of bus bar storing portions (61) which store a plurality of bus bars (1) which link and connect electrodes (41, 42) of the battery assembly; a smoke exhausting duct (3) provided on one side of the battery assembly; and a control board (2) provided on the smoke exhausting duct and electrically connected to a voltage detection terminal for detecting a voltage of each of the battery cells.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery (10) includes a porous film (78) (heat resistance layer (hrl)) in, which particles (filler f) of an insulating ceramic are attached through a binder onto a surface of at least one of a negative electrode active material layer (63) and a separator (72, 74). In the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the insulating ceramic of the porous film (78) contains at least one of fe and ni.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte

The present invention is to provide a method for producing such a sulfide solid electrolyte that it has high lithium ion conductivity and the total amount of heat generated by the reaction with the charged anode material that proceeds at around 315° c., is reduced. Disclosed is a method for producing a sulfide solid electrolyte, wherein the method includes: a first step of preparing li3ps4 having a γ structure, and a second step in which a second step mixture that contains the li3ps4 having the γ structure obtained in the first step and lix (where x is halogen) is non-crystallized, and the non-crystallized second step mixture is heated in a temperature range of more than 150° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Method for manufacturing all-solid battery

An all-solid battery having stacked therein, in order, a positive electrode laminate, an intermediate solid electrolyte layer, and a negative electrode laminate is manufactured by a first pressing step (i) of applying pressure to the positive electrode laminate, a second pressing step (ii) of applying pressure to the negative electrode laminate, and a third pressing step (iii) of applying pressure to the positive electrode laminate, the intermediate solid electrolyte layer, and the negative electrode laminate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and battery pack

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a wound electrode body, and the wound electrode body includes two curved portions and a center flat portion which has flat surfaces. A positive electrode winding end, a negative electrode winding end, and separator winding ends are positioned on the same curved portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Fuel cell system and control method of fuel cell

An object is to readily provide an output limit of a fuel cell by using temperature of a cooling medium, while improving the startability of a fuel cell. When a cell voltage obtained from an end-portion cell of a fuel cell is equal to or lower than a first threshold value, a controller of a fuel cell system sets an output limit amount used for output limit of the fuel cell to be smaller than an output limit amount according to temperature of a cooling medium measured by a temperature measurement unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Fuel cell system

At an ordinary stop time of a fuel cell system, a controller of the fuel cell system completes an ordinary stop process that includes at least one of a water drainage process that discharges water from at least one of the fuel gas flow path and the oxidizing gas flow path and a cathode sealing process that seals the oxidizing gas flow path, and subsequently stops the fuel cell system. When the fuel cell system satisfies a predetermined emergency stop condition, the controller does not perform at least part of the ordinary stop process but performs an emergency stop process that sets the fuel cell system to be restarted after elapse of a first time period since a stop of the fuel cell system and subsequently stops the fuel cell system. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Fuel cell system

When an actual output value is less than an output command value, a current command value is increased. When the actual output value is equal to or greater than the output command value, whether the actual output value is within a range of a dead hand is determined. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Fuel cell system

An object is to provide a technique of enhancing the accuracy of estimation of the water content of a fuel cell on the occurrence of localized drying of an electrolyte membrane. In a fuel cell system, until satisfaction of a second condition indicating that localized drying of the electrolyte membrane is eliminated after satisfaction of a first condition indicating that localized drying of the electrolyte membrane occurs, a water content estimator performs a second water content estimation process that estimates the water content of the fuel cell based on an output current value of the fuel cell, in place of a first water content estimation process that estimates the water content of the fuel cell based on an impedance of the fuel cell. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Vehicle

An object is to provide a technique of reducing a potential failure to start a fuel cell system due to a temperature decrease in a vehicle with the fuel cell system mounted thereon. There is provided a vehicle that comprises a fuel cell system, a battery, a motor, and a determiner configured to determine that the fuel cell system has a frozen part when temperature measured by a temperature measurement unit is equal to or lower than a predetermined first temperature and at least one of conditions (1) to (3) is satisfied: (1) no purging process is performed after a change from an on state of the vehicle to an off state of the vehicle; (2) ambient temperature decreases to or below a predetermined second temperature in the off state of the vehicle and no purging process is performed; and (3) an inclination of the vehicle is equal to or greater than a predetermined inclination at a time of change from the off state of the vehicle to the on state of the vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380286

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system, comprising: a compressor that is placed in a supply flow path arranged to supply a cathode gas to a fuel cell; a first motor-operated valve that is placed between the fuel cell and the compressor in the supply flow path; a first stepping motor that is provided in the first motor-operated valve; a second motor-operated valve that is placed in a discharge flow path arranged to discharge the cathode gas from the fuel cell; a second stepping motor that is provided in the second motor-operated valve; and a controller that is configured to control power generation by the fuel cell and to input drive pulses into the first stepping motor and the second stepping motor, so as to open the first motor-operated valve and the second motor-operated valve at a start of the fuel cell and close the first motor-operated valve and the second motor-operated valve at a stop of the fuel cell, wherein the first stepping motor is driven by input of the drive pulse to generate a torque to open and close the first motor-operated valve, and the second stepping motor is driven by input of the drive pulse to generate a torque to open and close the second motor-operated valve, wherein the controller determines whether at least one of the first motor-operated valve and the second motor-operated valve is in a frozen state at the start of the fuel cell, when it is determined that neither the first motor-operated valve nor the second motor-operated valve is in the frozen state, the controller starts power generation by the fuel cell, and when it is determined that at least one of the first motor-operated valve and the second motor-operated valve is in the frozen state, the controller performs a predetermined process that repeats, a multiple number of times, alternately inputting a first drive pulse that generates a torque in a direction of increasing a valve opening and a second drive pulse that has a higher pulse speed than a pulse speed of the first drive pulse and generates a torque in a direction of decreasing the valve opening, to a stepping motor provided in at least the motor-operated valve in the frozen state out of the first stepping motor and the second stepping motor.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380285

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell; a fuel cell controlling converter; an oxidizing gas supplier that is configured to supply an oxidizing gas to the fuel cell; and a controller that is configured to control a voltage and a current value of the fuel cell. In a first power generation state, the controller sets the voltage and the current value of the fuel cell according to a required output, based on a current-voltage characteristic of the fuel cell. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380284

Fuel cell system

An object is to reduce the noise and the vibration caused in operation of an injector in a non-power generation state of a fuel cell. There is provided a fuel cell system comprising fuel cells configured such that each fuel cell includes an anode, an electrolyte membrane and a cathode; an injector that is configured to supply hydrogen to the anode; and a controller that is configured to control operation of an injector to make pressure of the anode reach a target pressure. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380283

Fuel cell system

There is provided a technique to suppress water from remaining in a fuel cell and auxiliary machines after a stop of operation of a fuel cell system. A fuel cell system 100 includes a controller 10, a fuel cell 20, a cathode gas supply discharge system 30 and an anode gas supply discharge circulation system 50. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380282

Fuel cell system

An object is to perform a purge at an appropriate timing. There is provided a fuel cell system mounted on a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380277

Separator for fuel cell, fuel cell and method of manufacturing fuel cell

A separator for fuel cell includes a corrugated portion formed to have a corrugated cross section where a first groove that is concave to a first surface to form a flow path for a first fluid on the first surface and a second groove that is concave to a second surface opposite to the first surface to form a flow path for a second fluid on the second surface are arranged alternately and repeatedly. Each of the second grooves has at least one shallower groove section formed to have a less depth from the second surface than depth of a remaining groove section and provided to form a communication flow channel on the first surface side, which is arranged to communicate between two flow path spaces for the first fluid that are adjacent to each other across the shallower groove section.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380266

Cathode active material layer, all solid lithium battery, and method of manufacturing cathode active material layer

A cathode active material layer used for an all solid lithium battery, comprising a flat cathode active material with a hollowness in a range of more than 0% to 10%, and a solid electrolyte material, characterized in that the flat cathode active material has an aspect ratio (long axis length/short axis length) of 1.5 or more in a section in a thickness direction of the cathode active material layer, and a ratio of the flat cathode active material of which the short axis direction corresponds to a thickness direction of the cathode active material layer is 30% or more with respect to the whole cathode active material.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380250

Separator for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and battery including same

A separator 1 for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, includes a resin-made substrate (2) and a porous heat resistance layer (4) disposed on the substrate. The porous heat resistance layer includes an inorganic filler (6) and hollow bodies (7). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160380091

Nitride semiconductor device

A nitride semiconductor device includes: a first nitride semiconductor layer; a second nitride semiconductor layer located on the first nitride semiconductor layer and having a band gap larger than a band gap of the first nitride semiconductor layer; a p-type semiconductor layer located on the second nitride semiconductor layer; and a gate electrode located on the p-type semiconductor layer. A first interface and a second interface are located in parallel between the gate electrode and the p-type semiconductor layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160379497

Information display device for vehicle and information display method for vehicle

An information display device for a vehicle includes a object detection sensor that detects a target object positioned around a host vehicle, and a display unit that displays a first object marker which is displayed so as to surround the target object detected by the object detection sensor on a display area positioned between a driver of the host vehicle and the target object, and in a case where a distance from the host vehicle to the target object is long, that displays a second object marker with a degree of emphasis of the vertical components suppressed compared to a degree of emphasis of the vertical components of the first object marker in a case where the distance from the host vehicle to the target object is short.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160379484

Anomalous travel location detection device and anomalous travel location detection method

A turning value corrector corrects turning values contained in multiple pieces of travel history information. A reference turning value calculator uses multiple turning values that have been associated with the same calculation point to calculate a reference turning value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160379389

Display control system for vehicle

The invention relates to a display control system including a display installed inside the vehicle. The driving force of wheels (84l, 84r, 86l, 86r) are calculated as needed, and magnitude and a direction of the vehicle acceleration (90, 90′) which change according to the driving force are displayed at the same time on a mimic vehicle diagram (70-86) displayed on the in-vehicle display. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160378104

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system includes: an outside-of-vehicle operation device configured to cause a vehicle to travel operated by an operator from outside of the vehicle, inside of a compartment of the vehicle being isolated from the outside of the vehicle by a vehicle body; an assist instruction device configured to cause the operator to select a travel mode in which the vehicle is allowed to travel by an operation of the outside-of-vehicle operation device; a parking brake operation detector configured to detect an operation of a parking brake; and a warning device configured to issue warning in a compartment to stimulate sense of hearing or sense of sight at the time the travel mode is selected and the operation of the parking brake is detected.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160377132

Disc brake vibration estimating device

A disc brake vibration estimating device 1 includes an in-plane spring value calculating unit 31 configured to calculate an in-plane spring value for determining an in-plane vibromotive force generated in an in-plane direction of a disc rotor 104 and a vibration estimating unit 32 configured to estimate the vibration of a disc brake 100 in the in-plane direction on the basis of the calculated in-plane spring value. The in-plane spring value calculating unit 31 calculates the in-plane spring value on the condition that a value, which is obtained by integrating moment generated at a node constituting a contact surface on which pad models 102′, 103′ come in contact with a disc rotor model 104′ over the entire contact surface, is balanced with actual moment of the pads as a whole measured in a state in which the pads 102, 103 come in contact with the rotating disc rotor 104.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160377022

Cooling device for internal combustion engine

A cooling device for an internal combustion engine includes a ht cooling system, a lt cooling system, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to, if a ht temperature has reached a ht determination value, control an operation state of the ht cooling system to start cooling for maintaining the ht temperature at a ht target temperature. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160377020

Engine control apparatus (as amended)

A control apparatus is provided, which controls combustion state such that the heat release rate barycentric position (gc) coincides with the target barycentric position (gc*), and which can prevent an increase in the combustion noise caused by an increase in an ignition lag which occurs in a case where an egr apparatus is in execution, and, a rotational speed is low or an engine load is low. The control apparatus (ecu70) prevents the increase in the ignition lag by increasing a supercharging pressure of a supercharger (44) which the engine (10) is equipped with, thus, it prevents the increase in the combustion noise.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160377012

Control device for internal combustion engine

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a control device for an internal combustion engine. The control device controls an internal combustion engine that includes a throttle valve and a tcv. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160377008

Control system of internal combustion engine

The internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst able to store oxygen, and a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor arranged at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst in a direction of exhaust flow. The control system performs feedback control of an amount of fuel fed to a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine so that an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst becomes a target air-fuel ratio and performs learning control to correct a parameter relating to the feedback control based on an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas detected by the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160376977

Cooling apparatus for internal combustion engine

A cooling apparatus includes a coolant circulation channel for returning a coolant that passes through an engine main body, after causing the coolant to exchange heat with a radiator, device(s) and a heater, respectively. A multifunction valve as a rotary valve that is capable of adjusting an amount of coolant that is circulated to the radiator, device(s) and heater, respectively, is disposed in the coolant circulation channel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160376974

Controller for internal combustion engine

An automatically stoppable internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst, an upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, and sensor heaters heating air-fuel ratio sensors. A controller comprises an air-fuel ratio control part and a heating control part. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160376972

Exhaust control system for internal combustion engine

An exhaust control system for an internal combustion engine comprises: a trapping capability acquisition part that obtains information regarding a pm trapping capability, based on a detection value of an exhaust sensor provided to detect a predetermined parameter relating to an exhaust gas flowing out of an scrf; and a nox reduction capability acquisition part obtains information regarding a nox reduction capability, based on an amount of nox in the exhaust gas flowing out of the scrf. The exhaust control system determines and distinguishes between a trapping abnormal state in which a pm trapping function by the scrf is failed and a sensor abnormal state in which a detection function of the predetermined parameter by the exhaust sensor is failed, based on the nox reduction capability obtained by the nox reduction capability acquisition part, when the trapping capability obtained by the trapping capability acquisition part is in a predetermined low trapping capability state. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160376970

Exhaust heat recovery structure

There is provided an exhaust heat recovery structure that may suppress boiling of coolant in a heat exchanger. The exhaust heat recovery structure includes a first pipe, a second pipe, a valve and a thermostat. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160376934

Waste heat recovery apparatus

A waste heat recovery apparatus includes a heat exchanger, an expander, a condenser, a first tank, a reflux portion, a first passage portion, and a second passage portion. The heat exchanger is configured to generate steam. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160376707

Plasma chemical vapor deposition device

A plasma chemical vapor deposition device includes a chamber, a first conductor having an elongated shape, a second conductor having a tubular shape, a high-frequency output device, and a direct-current power supply. A first connecting portion of the first conductor with the high-frequency output device and a second connecting portion of the first conductor with the direct-current power supply are both placed outside the chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375940

Vehicle configuration member and woven fabric for molding a vehicle configuration member

A vehicle configuration member comprising a base material formed using a resin material; and a woven fabric that is formed by interweaving a plurality of warp threads and a plurality of weft threads, that is covered by the base material so as to reinforce the base material, and that includes a join portion and a pair of branch portions branching out from the join portion. The number of the weft threads bound by a pair of warp threads at an end portion of the join portion on a branch portion side is smaller than the number of the weft threads bound by a pair of warp threads at a location of the join portion on a side away from the branch portions.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375938

Suspension member

The suspension member includes: a rear cross member that extends along the vehicle width direction, and that includes a left and right pair of sub side rails that integrally extend from respective vehicle width direction end portions of the rear cross member toward the vehicle body front side; and a left and right pair of side rails that extend along the extension direction of the sub side rails, that each include a bent portion protruding toward the vehicle body lower side at an extension direction intermediate portion of the side rail, wherein the upper side of an end portion further toward a vehicle body rear side than the bent portion is covered by, and joined to, the respective sub side rail, and the lower side of the end portion further toward the vehicle body rear side than the bent portion is in an exposed state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375933

Parking assist system

A parking assist system parks a vehicle at a target parking position by automatically steering an eps. The parking assist system includes a acquiring unit configured to acquire the position of the vehicle, a position determining unit configured to determine the target parking position, a generating unit configured to generate a path from the position of the vehicle to the target parking position, a detecting unit configured to detect the temperature of the eps, and a assist unit configured to automatically steer the vehicle so as to move along the path generated by the generating unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375899

Vehicle control device

The invention is provided with airbag control means for deploying an external airbag in a case where a magnitude of a collision detected by a first collision detection sensor satisfies a deployment condition for the external airbag and deploying an internal airbag in a case where a magnitude of a collision detected by a second collision detection sensor satisfies a deployment condition for the internal airbag, and braking control means for performing automatic brake control when the internal airbag is deployed. The braking control means performs the automatic brake control when the external airbag is deployed even in a case where the deployment condition for the external airbag is satisfied but the deployment condition for the internal airbag is not satisfied.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375894

Control device for hybrid vehicle

An electronic control unit is mounted on a vehicle including an internal combustion engine and electric motors, each of which is connected to a driving shaft to be capable of transmitting power. The electronic control unit is configured to compute compensation torque reducing a pulsation component of engine torque of the internal combustion engine and command a value in which required torque of the electric motor is combined with the computed compensation torque to the electric motor as a torque command value of the electric motor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375856

Pedestrian protection airbag device

A pedestrian protection airbag device has an airbag case that is provided on a bottom surface side of a rear end portion of a vehicle hood, an airbag that includes a hood underside bag portion that is housed inside the airbag case and is inflated and deployed towards the vehicle rear side by pressure from gas which is generated by an inflator, and that is laid out on a bottom surface side of the hood, and that also includes a bag main body portion that is connected to the hood underside bag portion and that is inflated and deployed towards the vehicle top surface side from between a rear end portion of the hood and a glass windshield, and vertical joining portions that join the airbag vertically and reduce the thickness in the vehicle up-down direction of the hood underside bag portion in the inflated and deployed state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375852

Clip and pillar garnish fixing structure

A clip and a tether clip of a pillar garnish fixing structure includes a shaft and a pair of engagement hooks opposing each other. Each engagement hook is connected to the shaft at a hook connecting portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375842

Garnish fixing structure

The clip includes a first engagement hook and a second engagement hook. The first engagement hook engages the body when the clip is in a normal fitting with the body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375790

Internal resistance estimation method for secondary battery, output control method for secondary battery, and vehicle

An internal resistance estimation method for a secondary battery includes: acquiring an initial internal resistance value and temperature course information including a battery temperature and time information about time at which the battery temperature has been recorded; estimating an increased amount of the internal resistance value after a lapse of a predetermined time from the predetermined reference time on the basis of the temperature course information; estimating a reduced amount of the internal resistance value of the secondary battery resulting from a relative change between a range of use of a state of charge of the positive electrode and a range of use of a state of charge of the negative electrode on the basis of the temperature course information; and calculating an internal resistance variation in the lapse of the predetermined time on the basis of the increased amount and the reduced amount.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375773

Controller for vehicle

An ecu includes: a control section for controlling an engine such that the engine is operated in an intermediate load state during electric power feed from an electric power feed section to the outside of a vehicle; a learning section for learning a control parameter based on a state quantity detected by a detector, the control parameter being used by the ecu to control the engine; and a determination section for determining whether a learning condition that the learning section learns the control parameter is established. When the learning condition is established during the electric power feed from the electric power feed section to the outside of the vehicle, the determination section makes a control section control the engine such that a state thereof is changed from the intermediate load state to either an idle state or a low load state, and makes the learning section learn the control parameter regarding the engine in the idle state or the low load state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375754

Selectable one-way clutch and vehicle

A selectable one-way clutch to prevent an unintentional engagement, and a vehicle having the selectable one-way clutch are provided. The selectable one-way clutch comprises a fixed plate, a rotary plate opposed to the fixed plate, and a selector plate interposed between the fixed plate and the rotary plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375750

Battery frame and vehicle battery mounting structure

A battery frame including: a battery frame main body made of resin that is disposed at a vehicle body lower side of a floor panel and that supports a battery; and a ductile member made of metal that is integrally provided to the battery frame main body, that is fastened and fixed to a lower face side of the floor panel, and to which the battery is fastened and fixed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/29/16 / #20160375747

Bonding structure of vehicle members and bonding structure of backdoor

A bonding structure of vehicle members includes a first member formed of resin in a shape of a panel and in which a ridge line is formed by an angular portion divided with respect to a curvature of other portion of a surface thereof, a second member formed in a shape of a panel with resin or metal having a smaller thermal expansion coefficient than the first member, an outside bonding portion provided on an outer edge side of the first member to bond together the first member and the second member, and an inside bonding portion provided inside of the outside bonding portion in a plane direction of the first member and bonds together the first member and the second member, at least one of plural apexes in a proximity of the outside bonding portion overlapping the ridge line when viewed from outside of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160374235

Inverter case

An inverter case is provided on a transaxle of a vehicle so as to be inclined downward toward a vehicle front side, and the inverter case includes: a refrigerant passage connection portion provided on a front side surface of the inverter case in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, the refrigerant passage connection portion having a shaft seal structure; a refrigerant passage member disposed on the front side surface of the inverter case and connected to the refrigerant passage connection portion by the shaft seal structure; and a projecting portion provided on an upper part of the front side surface of the inverter case, the projecting portion being configured such that a front side end of the projecting portion is placed at the vehicle front side relative to a front side end of the refrigerant passage member in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160372993

Coil installation method and coil installation jig

A coil installation method for installing a coil on a tooth of a stator core to manufacture a stator for a rotary electric machine, the coil installation method including forming the coil such that a rectangular wire is wound into a generally quadrangular shape so as to form three or more winding portions overlapping in a radial direction of the stator core and such that the winding portion positioned on an outer peripheral side in the radial direction has a larger width directed in a circumferential direction of the stator core.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160372983

Rotor of rotary electric machine

A rotor of a rotary electric machine, which is supported by a rotating shaft, includes a rotor core, and a permanent magnet embedded in the rotor core. At least one in-core cooling medium passage that leads a cooling medium supplied from an in-shaft cooling medium passage formed inside the rotating shaft to an outer peripheral end of the rotor core, and discharges the supplied cooling medium into a gap between the rotor core and a stator, is formed in the rotor core. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160372847

Battery terminal stopper and battery terminal unit

A battery terminal unit includes a battery terminal that is assembled on a battery post and also includes a battery terminal stopper. The battery terminal stopper includes a first rotation preventing portion that abuts against a first abutment surface formed on a side surface of a battery housing in a state where the battery terminal is assembled on the battery post so as to be able to restrict rotation of the battery terminal about the battery post as the rotating center. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160372800

Controller for lithium ion secondary battery, and vehicle

A controller for a lithium ion secondary battery, includes an electronic control unit configured to: detect an soc of a lithium ion secondary battery that is a controlled object; set an upper limit soc and lower limit soc of a range of use of the lithium ion secondary battery on the basis of the soc of the lithium ion secondary battery; record a charge history and discharge history of the lithium ion secondary battery; determine whether the lithium ion secondary battery is in an excessive charging state or an excessive discharging state on the basis of the charge history and the discharge history; and raise the lower limit soc when the lithium ion secondary battery is in the excessive charging state or lower the upper limit soc when the lithium ion secondary battery is in the excessive discharging state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160372773

Method of manufacturing reinforced electrolyte membrane, method of manufacturing membrane electrode assembly, and membrane electrode assembly (as amended)

An object is to provide a technique that improves the power generation performance, while enhancing the strength of a reinforced electrolyte membrane. There is provided a method of manufacturing a reinforced electrolyte membrane that comprises a first reinforcing film on one surface of an electrolyte membrane and a second reinforcing film on the other surface of the electrolyte membrane. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160372754

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

Provided is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer that is formed on the positive electrode current collector. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160372584

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a main igbt region in which an igbt is provided, a main diode region in which a diode is provided, a sense igbt region in which an igbt is provided, and a sense diode region in which a diode is provided. A clearance between the body region and the anode region is longer than a product of electron mobility and electron lifetime in the n-type region between the body region and the anode region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369856

Control apparatus for power transmission system

A control apparatus for a power transmission system is provided. The control apparatus includes an electronic control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369829

Coupling structure for coupling two members

A coupling structure, including: a pair of slots extending in a circumferential direction of a sleeve portion of a first member; a circumferential groove formed in an outer circumference of a shaft portion of a second member; and a coupling member configured such that a part thereof is fitted into the circumferential groove through the slots for coupling the sleeve portion and the shaft portion so as to be rotatable relative to each other, wherein the coupling member is rotated while being elastically deformed, so as to disengage the coupling member from the circumferential groove for uncoupling the first member and the second member from each other, and wherein an extending portion of the coupling member has a length so designed as to prohibit its distal end from getting into the circumferential groove even when the coupling member excessively rotates and the extending portion accordingly engages one of the slots.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369757

Fuel tank structure

A fuel tank structure including: a fuel tank that is mounted to an automobile and that stores fuel; a bat shaped member that is fixed to a ceiling portion inside the fuel tank, and that maintains a contact state with the fuel by expanding or contracting according to a fluid surface height of file stored inside the fuel tank; a pump housing recessed portion that is formed to a bottom portion of the fuel tank with a fuel pump disposed therein; and a fuel flow path that is in communication with the pump housing messed portion and that extends from the pump housing recessed portion in a groove shape.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369748

Oil retaining amount determination device

An oil retaining amount determination device includes a collected-liquid tank, an element, a thermistor, and a control unit. The collected-liquid tank is arranged in a supply line of cng. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369729

Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine

An air-fuel ratio sensor is disposed downstream of an aggregated portion of an exhaust manifold, a ratio of an amount of intake air flowing out to an exhaust port in an overlap period of an intake valve and an exhaust valve to an amount of intake air sucked into each of cylinders (an intake air blow-by ratio: a scavenging ratio) is calculated based on an operation state of an engine. A detected air-fuel ratio is corrected in accordance with this scavenging ratio.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369727

Control device for internal combustion engine

Feedback control is executed based on a measured ca10 and a measured ca50 that are calculated based on measured data for mfb. During steady operation a correlation index value ira that shows a degree of correlation between the measured data and reference data corresponding thereto is calculated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369715

Control device for internal combustion engine

In a control device for an internal combustion engine including a purge passage, and a purge control valve arranged in the purge passage, the control device includes a purge flow rate constancy control portion controlling an opening degree of the purge control valve so that a purge flow rate becomes constant, and a fuel injection amount control portion controlling a fuel injection amount. A request for switching from a stoichiometric combustion to a lean combustion occurs at a first time. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369712

Control device for internal combustion engine

In an internal combustion engine an air-fuel ratio is switched between at least two target values without generating torque fluctuations, while a deterioration in fuel consumption performance and exhaust performance is suppressed. When a condition for switching a combustion mode from stoichiometric combustion to lean combustion and a condition that the amount of change in a target torque is less than or equal to a predetermined value are satisfied, a target egr rate is increased towards an egr limit prior to switching the target air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160369683

Malfunction diagnosis apparatus and malfunction diagnosis method

An amount of reducing agent adsorbed on a nox catalyst when a reducing agent supply device is normal and a corresponding detected value may be estimated. The corresponding detected value may be detected by a nox sensor, and the detected value may correspond to an amount of reducing agent adsorbed on the nox catalyst. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368540

Panel member, press mold, and manufacturing method of panel member

The panel member molded from a fiber reinforced plastic material includes the waved plate section. In the waved plate section, lateral wall portions are connected to upright wall portions through bent portions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368537

Automobile pillar structure

An automobile pillar structure is provided that includes a transparent portion that configures a skeleton of a pillar of a vehicle, the transparent portion being made of transparent resin, and being disposed such that a lengthwise direction thereof coincides with a vehicle vertical direction; and a glass holding portion that is disposed at least at a vehicle width direction outer side of the transparent portion, and that holds a glass, the glass holding portion being configured such that width dimension along a direction intersecting the lengthwise direction of the transparent portion is set equal to or less than an interpupillary distance of a driver.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368499

Control system of vehicle

A control system of a vehicle includes an engine, a continuously variable transmission, drive wheels, a clutch, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to release the clutch and stop the engine when a predetermined execution condition is satisfied during traveling, such that the vehicle performs coasting. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368497

Vehicle speed control apparatus

An engine is automatically stopped if a first condition including a condition that a braking operation is performed and a condition that a vehicle speed becomes less than or equal to a first speed is satisfied, and is automatically started if a second condition is satisfied, including a condition that, after the engine is automatically stopped, a braking stopping operation is performed. A braking force is automatically generated if it is determined that the vehicle is on an upslope, during a period from when the first condition is satisfied until starting the engine is completed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368494

Vehicle speed limiting system

A speed limit value that is set for a road where a vehicle is travelling is used to limit a driving force of the vehicle. If a new speed limit value is acquired, which differs from a currently used speed limit value, and the vehicle is in a state where the driving force is limited based on the currently used speed limit value, a switching screen page enabling an occupant of the vehicle to input a switching instruction to switch the speed limit value used to limit the driving force is displayed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368488

Electromotive vehicle

An electromotive vehicle includes: an electrical storage device; a rotary electric machine; a transmission device; an engine; and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to, when decelerating force acts on the vehicle due to engine brake force of the engine and upshift control is executed in the transmission device and when an upper limit value of input electric power that is allowed at the time of charging the electrical storage device is smaller than a threshold, control the rotary electric machine such that torque of the rotary electric machine gradually increases by the time the upshift control completes, at which the decelerating force that acts on the vehicle becomes decelerating force reduced as a result of the upshift control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368483

Hybrid vehicle and control method for hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a rotary electric machine, a filter and an ecu. The engine includes an exhaust passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368449

Side airbag device for vehicle

In the side airbag device, in an inflation and deployment state of the side airbag, a tension cloth extendingly disposed across between a front-rear partition and a rear end of the rear bag section is stretched, thereby restricting inflation in the vehicle front-rear direction of the rear bag section. An inflating width in a vehicle width direction of the rear bag section can be increased without significantly changing a position in the vehicle front-rear direction of the front-rear partition. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368447

Pillar garnish

An extension portion is formed at a vehicle front side end portion of a garnish main body. The extension portion bends back to the side thereof at which an storage space is formed, and projects toward a clip seat that is formed at the back side of the garnish main body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368413

Headlight control device and headlight

A headlight control device provided in a vehicle to perform headlight control and to control a distribution of light irradiated from a light source is provided. The headlight control device includes: a determination unit that determines a presence and an absence of an obstacle in front of the vehicle and determines a position of the obstacle; a setting unit that sets up an area covering the obstacle as an intensified illumination area when the determination unit determines the presence of the obstacle, wherein the intensified illumination area is an area to which the light from the light source is irradiated in a manner different than a peripheral area of the intensified illumination area; and a controller that controls the distribution of the light irradiated from the light source so that the intensified illumination area set up by the setting unit has an illuminated zone and a non-illuminated zone.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368391

Vehicle

A vehicle capable of being externally charged, in which a vehicle-mounted power storage device is charged using electric power supplied from a charging cable external to the vehicle, an ecu executes a smart verification process for communicating with an electronic key located within a prescribed verification range and verifying whether the electronic key is an authorized user's key or not, when it is detected that a user has operated a switch for locking the charging cable. When smart verification is impossible, the ecu executes a noise suppression process caused by external charging, and executes the smart verification process during the noise suppression process. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368374

Fuel tank structure

A fuel tank structure includes: a fuel tank that is installed in an automobile and that accommodates fuel; a bag-shaped member that is fixed to a ceiling portion of an interior of the fuel tank, and that can inflate and deflate; and a supporting plate that is provided at the bag-shaped member at a position facing a bottom portion of the fuel tank, the supporting plate having a specific gravity that is lower than a specific gravity of the fuel and causing the bag-shaped member to inflate toward the bottom portion of the fuel tank due to a weight of the supporting plate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368370

Fuel tank structure

A fuel tank structure includes: a fuel tank that is installed in an automobile and that accommodates fuel; a bag-shaped member that is fixed to a ceiling portion of an interior of the fuel tank, and that is formed in the shape of a bag and includes a reflecting film that reflects laser light, and whose state of contact with the fuel is maintained due to the bag-shaped member inflating or deflating in accordance with a height of a liquid surface of the fuel accommodated in the fuel tank; and a distance meter that irradiates laser light toward the bag-shaped member from the ceiling portion or a bottom portion of the fuel tank, and detects reflected light that is reflected from the reflecting film, and measures a distance to a contacting portion of the bag-shaped member and the fuel.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368361

Drive unit for hybrid vehicle

A drive unit for a hybrid vehicle in which selectable operating modes are increased and power distribution ratio is changeable is provided. The drive unit comprises: a first planetary gear unit having a first input element to which power of an engine is applied, a first reaction element connected to a first motor, and a first output element; a second planetary gear unit that performs having a second input element connected to the first output element, a second output element connected to an output member, and a second reaction element; a first clutch that selectively connects any of the first input element and the first reaction element to the second reaction element; and a second clutch that selectively connects at least any of two elements of the second planetary gear unit to rotate the second planetary gear unit integrally.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368358

Electric vehicle

In order to secure a driving performance of an electric vehicle while stably supporting a fuel cell stack, a fuel cell stack generating electric power, a motor generator, and an electrical adjuster are accommodated in an accommodation compartment formed at a front side of a passenger compartment in a vehicle length direction. The electric motor and the electrical adjuster are housed in a common, bottom casing and the bottom casing is arranged at a bottom of the accommodation compartment. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/22/16 / #20160368063

Boring tool and boring method using same

A boring tool for performing boring on a workpiece having through holes placed coaxially includes a shaft member, first and second cutting blades, and first and second guides. The shaft member is rotationally driven by a machine tool. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160366795

Wire harness and electric wire holding member

. . A wire harness includes an electric wire portion in which three electric wires are collected in the same direction, a braided wire which surrounds the outer circumferential side of the electric wire portion in a bundle, and an electric wire holding member which maintains the arrangement of the electric wires about a center axis line of the electric wire portion. The electric wire holding member includes a plurality of braided correction portions which protrudes in the direction of the center axis line from an inner circumferential surface of the outer shape holding portion between two adjacent electric wires of the electric wire portion in the circumferential direction about the center axis line, and is formed so that the braided wire approaches the center axis line in relation to outer circumferential tangential lines connecting conductor portions of the two electric wires in a cross-section perpendicular to the center axis line.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160365752

Non-contact electric power transmitting device and electric power transfer system

A non-contact electric power transmitting device includes an electronic control unit configured to perform; i) a first control that controls a transmitted electric power to a target electric power by adjusting a duty cycle of an output voltage of an inverter, ii) a second control that controls a turn-on current representing an output current of the inverter by adjusting a drive frequency, the output current being an output current at a time when the output voltage rises, and iii) adjusting the duty and the drive frequency such that a current supplied from the inverter to an electric power transmitting unit decreases within the range in which the turn-on current is smaller than or equal to a limit value, while performing the first control.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160365608

Method of manufacturing nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A method of manufacturing a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: constructing a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including an electrode body and an electrolytic solution, the electrode body including a negative electrode, and the electrolytic solution containing a nonaqueous solvent and a negative electrode film forming agent having a decomposition voltage that is lower than a decomposition voltage of the nonaqueous solvent; performing first charging of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery at a voltage that is equal to or higher than the decomposition voltage of the negative electrode film forming agent and lower than the decomposition voltage of the nonaqueous solvent and at −30° c. To 0° c.; and performing second charging of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery at a voltage that is equal to or higher than the decomposition voltage of the nonaqueous solvent and at a temperature of 25° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160365603

Method for producing lithium composition and method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte material

A method for producing a lithium composition capable of suppressing the generation of polysulfides is provided. The method for producing a lithium composition includes a first aqueous solution forming step of forming a first aqueous solution by reacting iodine with a reducing aqueous solution containing calcium oxide, formic acid, and water under a condition of a ph of 5.5 or more and a ph of 10.21 or less through heating, a second aqueous solution forming step of forming a second aqueous solution by adding calcium oxide to the first aqueous solution, a third aqueous solution forming step of forming a third aqueous solution by adding lithium carbonate to the second aqueous solution, and a li2s forming step of forming the lithium sulfide (li2s) by sulfurizing lithium hydroxide (lioh) to form lithium hydrosulfide (lihs) and then eliminating hydrogen sulfide from lithium hydrosulfide (lihs).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160365552

Battery pack

Provided is a battery pack with the heat buildup associated with battery damage can be reduced while increasing the battery capacity. This invention provides a battery pack having an array of power-generating elements comprising rechargeable single batteries. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160365546

Sealed battery and a method for manufacturing the same

A sealed battery includes: a case main body that has an opening; and a sealing plate that closes off the opening, the sealing plate being joined to the case main body by a weld portion. The weld portion includes a weld bottom surface intersecting with the boundary surface of the case main body and the sealing plane, and the weld bottom surface being substantially orthogonal to the depth direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160365301

Cooler

A cooler (1) includes: a fin (20) having a coolant inflow port (110a); and a nozzle (10) configured to eject the supplied coolant toward the coolant inflow port (110a). The nozzle (10) includes a flow passage wall (13), a tip end (14), a pressure receiving portion (16) and a deformation portion (15). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160365166

Electric wire holding member and wire harness

An electric wire holding member (20) includes: a main body portion (21) formed in a cylindrical shape having a central axis line (x1); a plurality of electric wire accommodating portions (22a, 22b, and 22c) provided to penetrate through the main body portion (21) along the central axis line (x1), respectively, and are formed to be capable of individually accommodating electric wires (3a, 3b, and 3c), respectively, the electric wire accommodating portions (22a, 22b, and 22c) being disposed along a circumferential direction around the central axis line (x1) at equal intervals in a cross section as viewed from an axial direction; and a space portion (23) formed between two electric wire accommodating portions adjacent to each other along the circumferential direction to penetrate through the main body portion (21) along the central axis line (x1).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160365068

Display device

A display device in one aspect of the present disclosure includes an object detection unit that detects an object positioned ahead of a host vehicle, a distance detection unit that detects a distance between the host vehicle and the object, a display unit that projects and displays information on the object onto a windshield of the host vehicle; and a display control unit that controls the display unit. The display control unit reduces a display brightness or a display area when the distance between the host vehicle and the object is smaller than a first threshold as compared to when the distance between the host vehicle and the object is equal to or larger than the first threshold and stops the display when the distance between the host vehicle and the object is smaller than a second threshold that is smaller than the first threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160364921

Information collection system, on-vehicle device and server

An information collection system includes an on-vehicle device and a server, wherein the on-vehicle device includes a first transmission signal transmitting part configured to transmit a first transmission signal to the server when the vehicle event is detected, and an upload executing part configured to transmit the vehicle event data to the server when the upload demand is received. The server includes a determining part configured to determine, based on the determination purposes information, when the first transmission is received, whether the information acquisition condition is met, an upload demanding part configured to transmit the upload demand to the on-vehicle device when it is determined that the information acquisition condition is met, and a vehicle event data receiving part configured to receive the vehicle event data transmitted from the on-vehicle device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160364842

Image processing device and image processing method

An image processing device according to an embodiment includes a display control unit, a pattern specification unit, and a pattern collating unit. The display control unit generates a composite image that is a surrounding image of a vehicle viewed from a virtual viewpoint, based on images input from in-vehicle cameras, and displays thereof on a display unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363503

Leak test method and leak test apparatus

In a leak test method, a crank angle is set to a specific phase. When a crankshaft is positioned in the specific phase, an intake or exhaust valve of each cylinder including a combustion chamber having an inner volume that has become larger than an average value of inner volumes of combustion chambers of all the cylinders is open. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363179

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch that can limit damage on components in an overrunning mode is provided. The selectable one-way clutch comprises a shutter plate arranged in a notch plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363147

Dissimilar material joining member, dissimilar material joined structure, method for manufacturing dissimilar material joined body

A dissimilar material joining member includes (1) a metal tubular portion having (i) a flange and (ii) a deformable portion that deforms upon being clinched, and (2) a metal cylindrical member. The tubular portion passes through a first resin member that is to be joined to a second metal member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363106

Control device for internal combustion engine

Where performing a main injection, and a sub-injection that injects a minute amount of fuel in a short region of driving time, a check is conducted to determine whether or not the minute amount of fuel is injected accurately. In a specific cycle at a time of cold starting when catalyst warm-up control is performed, the main injection is omitted and a checking injection corresponding to a sub-injection is performed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363092

Vehicle

A feed pump supplies fuel to a port injection valve of an engine through low pressure fuel piping by applying a pressure to fuel. An engine ecu controls a fuel pressure which is a pressure applied to fuel by driving the feed pump. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363078

Control system

An abnormality flag is set when a first abnormality determination condition is established in an abnormality diagnosis of a fuel pressure sensor and it is determined that an abnormality occurs. In a case where the abnormality flag is kept cleared, when a fuel pressure detection value of the fuel pressure sensor is kept fixed for a prescribed time t2 or more and a second abnormality determination condition is established, a partial lift injection is prohibited, such that an injection control of a fuel injection valve is performed so as to perform a fuel injection without performing the partial lift injection.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363077

Fuel system abnormality detecting device of internal combustion engine

An abnormality detecting device of an internal combustion engine, has a heat generation amount calculating portion for calculating a heat generation amount on the basis of an in-cylinder pressure detected by an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a combustion mass percentage calculating portion for calculating a combustion mass percentage on the basis of the heat generation amount, a fuel injection amount calculating portion for calculating a fuel injection amount on the basis of a crank angle period from ignition timing of a spark plug to when the combustion mass percentage reaches a first value, an ignition timing calculating portion for calculating the ignition timing on the basis of a crank angle when the combustion mass percentage reaches a second value, and an abnormality cause discriminating portion for discriminating a cause of abnormality on the basis of the fuel injection amount, the in-cylinder pressure, and the heat generation amount.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363071

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

According to first quantity of state control, a rich spike is executed while actuating a wgv so as to decrease turbocharging pressure, and after completion of the rich spike, the wgv is actuated to raise the turbocharging pressure again, the combustion air-fuel ratio is adjusted to the theoretical air-fuel ratio while suppressing an air amount by a throttle so as not to vary shaft torque until the turbocharging pressure is restored, and upon the turbocharging pressure being restored the air amount is increased by the throttle and the combustion air-fuel ratio is returned to a lean air-fuel ratio. According to second quantity of state control, a rich spike is executed while actuating the wgv so as to maintain the turbocharging pressure, and after completion of the rich spike, the air amount is increased by the throttle and the combustion air-fuel ratio is returned to a lean air-fuel ratio.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363070

Control device for internal combustion engine

When switching an operation mode from a stoichiometric mode to a lean mode, a rich spike that supplies excessive fuel relative to a theoretical air-fuel ratio is executed. If the temperature of the scr is greater than or equal to an upper limit temperature at a time of the switching, after execution of the rich spike, the switching to the lean mode is executed after executing transient control that makes the egr rate higher than egr rate in the lean mode and makes the in-cylinder air-fuel ratio an air-fuel ratio between the theoretical air-fuel ratio and the air-fuel ratio in the lean mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363060

Vehicle control system

A control system of a vehicle includes: an engine; a plurality of accessories including an air conditioner; a battery; a generator; and an ecu configured to automatically stop the engine, control the generator to charge or discharge the battery, inhibit the engine from being automatically stopped, calculate a first stop time as a length of time for which the engine can be automatically stopped, during operation of the air conditioner, calculate a first electric quantity as an estimated quantity of electricity consumed, calculate a second stop time as a length of time for which the vehicle is predicted to be stopped in the future, calculate a second electric quantity as an estimated quantity of electricity consumed, and determine the soc target value, based on the first electric quantity and the second electric quantity.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363043

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus is configured, after a torque increase request to increase an engine torque is made, to perform an air supply operation using an electric compressor where it is predicted that a pressure ratio of a turbo-compressor will become less than 1 after a throttle valve is opened accompanying the torque increase request, and, on the other hand, not to perform the air supply operation where it is predicted that the pressure ratio will not become less than 1 after the throttle valve is opened.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363038

Heat exchange apparatus of vehicle

A heat exchange apparatus of a vehicle includes a coolant circuit, to which a water pump, an egr cooler in which exhaust gas flowing through an egr passage and a coolant exchange heat, an oil cooler in which engine oil and the coolant exchange heat, and an atf warmer in which an automatic transmission fluid as a hydraulic fluid of an automatic transmission and the coolant exchange heat are connected, between a water jacket exit and a water jacket entry of an internal combustion engine. In the coolant circuit, the oil cooler and the atf warmer are connected to a downstream side of the egr cooler.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363033

Controller for internal combustion engine

To provide a controller that can slow down progression of deterioration of an internal combustion engine caused by repeated occurrence of lspi. An index value of the degree of deterioration of the internal combustion engine caused by lspi is calculated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363029

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprises an upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, an air-fuel ratio control means, a learning means and an abnormality judging means. When the air-fuel ratio control means sets the target air-fuel ratio to a first side of a rich side or a lean side, if it is judged that the air-fuel ratio of the outflowing exhaust gas is maintained at a second side at an opposite side to the first side for a predetermined air-fuel ratio maintenance judgment time or more, the learning means corrects a parameter relating to the feedback control so that the air-fuel ratio of the inflowing exhaust gas changes to the first side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363024

Selective nox reduction catalyst

A nox catalyst is provided that can realize a favorable nox reduction in a broad temperature region and that can lighten the overhead involved in production. The nox catalyst has active components exhibiting a selective reduction activity for nox, wherein the active components exhibiting the selective reduction activity contains a high-temperature active component having a relatively high nox reduction activity at high temperatures and a low-temperature active component having a relatively high nox reduction activity at low temperatures; and the high-temperature active component and the low-temperature active component are disposed in a mixed state in a primary particle of the catalyst particle, and an active component ratio on a surface side of the primary particle is larger than an active component ratio on an interior side of the primary particle, with the active component ratio being is a ratio of a concentration of the high-temperature active component to a concentration of the low-temperature active component in the primary particle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160363022

Exhaust gas control system for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas control system includes: a housing, an exhaust gas purification catalyst, and a microwave irradiator. The microwave irradiator is configured to irradiate the exhaust gas purification catalyst with a microwave such that a standing wave that has: a high magnetic field region; and a high electric field region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160362142

Vehicle front portion structure

A vehicle front portion structure includes: an instrument panel reinforcement that extends in a vehicle width direction and supports a steering column; a cowl that is disposed at the vehicle forward side of the instrument panel reinforcement and is provided with a recessed portion that is open toward a vehicle upward side and extends along the vehicle width direction; a coupling member that couples the instrument panel reinforcement and the cowl to each other in a vehicle forward and rearward direction, at a predetermined position in the vehicle width direction; and a bracket that is disposed at the cowl at a front side in the vehicle forward and rearward direction, and on an extension line, of the coupling member, that closes off an open side of the recessed portion in the vehicle forward and rearward direction, and has a ridgeline that extends in the vehicle forward and rearward direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160362141

Vehicle side portion structure

The outer r/f 28 is structured by a member whose strength is higher than and whose ductility is lower than those of the pillar inner panel 26 and the pillar outer panel 24, and has a vertical wall portion 28b that is disposed at a front side in a vehicle longitudinal direction and a vertical wall portion 28c that is disposed at a rear side. Further, a through-hole 32 is formed in the outer r/f 28 at a position that is further toward a vehicle vertical direction lower side than a beltline b and that overlaps a neutral plane m in a planar cross-section that includes the vertical wall portion 28b and the vertical wall portion 28c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160362116

Autonomous driving device and vehicle control device

If the difference of the manual driving operation amount, detected by a manual driving operation amount detection portion, from the autonomous driving operation amount, calculated by an autonomous driving operation amount calculation portion, is equal to or smaller than an operation amount threshold during manual driving, a driving state switching portion switches the driving state from manual driving to autonomous driving in response to an autonomous driving switching request from a host vehicle's driver. This configuration prevents the switching from manual driving to autonomous driving if the driver's manual driving operation differs much from the autonomous driving operation with a high possibility that the autonomous driving operation suitable for the actual traveling environment will not be performed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160362099

Hybrid vehicle

In a hybrid vehicle, an ecu executes a forced charging control for forcibly charging a battery by using an engine and a vehicle driving device in a case where a remaining capacity of the battery is equal to or less than a predetermined value. In a case where an evaluation value shows a degree of deterioration of the battery attributable to excessive charging, the ecu uses a first electric power as an electric charging power for charging the battery when an absolute value of the evaluation value is equal to or lower than a first threshold, and uses a second electric power falling short of the first electric power as the electric charging power for charging the battery when the absolute value of the evaluation value is higher than the first threshold in a case where the forced charging control is executed while the hybrid vehicle is stopped.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160362098

Moving assist apparatus and method and driving assist system

A moving assist apparatus assists a vehicle which includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as a driving source to move from a current position to a destination. The moving assist apparatus includes a planning unit configured to, for each section obtained by dividing a traveling route from the current position to the destination, plan one traveling mode from a mode of not maintaining a charge storage amount of a battery and a hv mode of maintaining the charge storage amount of the battery, based on a traveling load associated with the section. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160362097

Moving assist apparatus and method and driving assist system

A moving assist apparatus assists vehicle which includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as driving source to move from current position to destination. The moving assist apparatus includes: a mode planning unit of for each section obtained by dividing traveling route from the current position to the destination, planning regularly one traveling mode from ev mode of not maintaining charge storage amount of battery and hv mode of maintaining the charge storage amount of battery; and an information generation unit of generating periodically traveling load information referenced by the mode planning unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160362074

Wire harness

A wire harness includes a wire portion having three wires arranged in the same direction, connectors connected to both end portions of the wire portion, a middle portion installed in an intermediate position of the wire portion between the connectors, a wire-side surge reducing section provided in the wire portion, a connector-side surge reducing section provided in each of the connectors, and a middle portion-side surge reducing section provided in the middle portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160362073

Wire harness

A wire harness includes a wire portion formed by arranging three wires in the same direction, the respective wires having conductors and insulators coating outer circumferences of the conductors, and a braided wire. The three wires of the wire portion and the braided wire are disposed such that the braided wire is interposed between two wires of the wire portion adjacent to each other along a circumferential direction around a central axial line of the wire portion on a cross section of the wire harness when viewed from an axial direction along the central axial line, on a side of the central axial line from outer circumferential-side tangents connecting the conductors of the two wires.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160361992

Fuel tank structure

A fuel tank structure includes: a fuel tank that is installed in an automobile and that accommodates fuel; a bag-shaped member that is fixed to a ceiling portion of an interior of the fuel tank, and whose state of contact with a liquid surface of fuel accommodated in the fuel tank is maintained due to the bag-shaped member inflating or deflating in accordance with a height of the liquid surface; a temperature sensor that senses a temperature of the fuel or evaporated fuel that is within the fuel tank; and a cooling wind introducing section that introduces cooling wind into an interior of the bag-shaped member in a case in which the temperature of the fuel or the evaporated fuel detected by the temperature sensor becomes higher than a predetermined temperature.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160361783

Method for manufacturing bottomed cuboid battery container

A method for manufacturing a bottomed cuboid battery container includes: forming a first member by folding one piece of a first flat sheet, the first member being constructed of a quadrilateral bottom surface and first paired side surfaces, the first paired side surfaces continuing from the bottom surface and being oppose each other; and forming the bottomed cuboid battery container by welding each of a second flat sheet and a third flat sheet to the first member such that the second flat sheet and the third flat sheet oppose each other and constitute second paired side surfaces. The second flat sheet and the first member are welded from one direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160361761

Pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus and pulling-up-type continuous casting method

A pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes a molten-metal holding furnace that holds molten metal, a shape defining member configured to define a cross-sectional shape of a hollowed cast-metal article to be casted as held molten metal drawn from the molten-metal surface passes through the shape defining member, a cooling unit that cools the held molten metal by blowing a cooling gas on an inner peripheral surface of the hollowed cast-metal article near an solidification interface, the drawn molten metal continuously extending to the cast-metal article through the solidification interface, and a blower unit that blows air to a negative pressure area formed in a space between a flow path through which the cooling gas blown from the cooling unit flows and a top surface of the shape defining member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/15/16 / #20160361747

Vehicle body component, manufacturing device of the same, and manufacturing method for the same

In a vehicle body component, a bent portion that is formed in a component main body made of a metal plate is formed of a thickened portion, in which a plate thickness of the metal plate as a material of the component main body is gradually increased. Just as described, since the bent portion, on which stress is likely to be concentrated when a load is applied to the component main body, is formed of the thickened portion, a plate thickness of a portion where the stress is not concentrated can be prevented from being increased more than necessary. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160359368

Power receiving device

In a power receiving device, a module including a power receiving unit, a transformer, a filter circuit and a rectifier circuit includes a coil and a capacitor. An alternating-current power supply unit is configured to be able to supply alternating current to the power receiving device on a side closer to the power receiving unit than a relay. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160359253

Female terminal fitting and connector provided with the same

A female terminal fitting includes an electric connection portion having a bottom plate, side plates, and a top plate. An elastic contact piece opposed to the top plate or the bottom plate is provided inside the electric connection portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160359173

Method for producing core-shell catalyst particles

The present invention is to provide a method for producing core-shell catalyst particles with high catalytic activity per unit mass of platinum. Disclosed is a method for producing core-shell catalyst particles including a core containing palladium and a shell containing platinum and covering the shell, wherein the method includes: a step of depositing copper on the surface of the palladium-containing particles by applying a potential that is nobler than the oxidation-reduction potential of copper to the palladium-containing particles in a copper ion-containing electrolyte, and a step of forming the shell by, after the copper deposition step and inside the reaction system kept at −3° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160359171

Method of producing core-shell catalyst

A copper-coated palladium-containing particle dispersion in which copper-coated palladium-containing particles, which are obtained by coating surfaces of palladium-containing particles with copper, are dispersed is prepared, a platinum ion-containing solution is prepared, and a shell is formed by mixing the copper-coated palladium-containing particle dispersion and the platinum ion-containing solution with each other in a microreactor to displace copper of the copper-coated palladium-containing particle surfaces with platinum. The microreactor includes at least a first supply flow path, a second supply flow path, a joint portion in which the first supply flow path and the second supply flow path are joined to each other, and a discharge flow path. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160359027

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes an igbt region with a bottom-body region on a front surface side of an igbt drift region, an igbt barrier region on a front surface side of the bottom-body region, and a top-body region on a front surface side of the igbt barrier region. A diode region is include with a bottom-anode region on a front surface side of the diode drift region, a diode barrier region on a front surface side of the bottom-anode region, a top-anode region on a front surface side of the diode barrier region, and a pillar region extending from the front surface of the semiconductor substrate, piercing the top-anode region, and reaching the diode barrier region, and connected to the front surface electrode and the diode barrier region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160358476

Collision determination device

A collision determination device determines the possibility of collision between a host vehicle and the other object on the basis of a shortest arrival time calculated by a shortest arrival time calculation unit and a passage time at each point of the host vehicle acquired by a vehicle route candidate acquisition unit. In this way, even if a locus to be taken by the other object is not generated, the shortest arrival time at which the other object can arrive at each point of the route candidate of the host vehicle with a predetermined first displacement is calculated, thereby determining the possibility of collision between the host vehicle and the other object. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160356323

Installation structure of one-way clutch

An installation structure of a one-way clutch in which torque transmission is limited to one direction includes a flywheel, first and second rotary structures, housing and stopper plates, and a rivet. The first rotary structure is arranged coaxially with the flywheel while connected to an engine block. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160356282

Compressor housing for supercharger and producing method of the same

A compressor housing of a supercharger includes: a housing body housing an impeller therein, and having an inner circumferential recess in a recessed shape on an annular inner circumferential surface along an outer circumference of the impeller; and a sliding member in an annular shape disposed in the inner circumferential recess, an inner circumferential surface of the sliding member having a shroud surface that faces the impeller. The housing body includes a diffuser surface that is disposed circumferentially outward of the shroud surface in a manner as to be continued to the shroud surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160356257

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine includes a knock control system, a cooling system, and an electronic control unit. The knock control system is configured to ignite a spark plug an ignition crank angle obtained by retarding the ignition crank angle in response to an occurrence of the knocking. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160356256

Internal combustion engine

An ht cooling system cools at least a cylinder block with ht cooling water. An lt cooling system cools an intake port with lt cooling water that is at a lower temperature than the ht cooling water. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160356226

Internal combustion engine

The internal combustion engine comprising: a catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage and able to store oxygen, a variable valve timing mechanism able to change a valve overlap amount between an intake valve and an exhaust valve, and a fuel supplying means for feeding fuel to the exhaust passage. The fuel supplying means feeds fuel to the exhaust passage only in an initial cycle after scavenging where valve overlap causes air to be expelled from an intake passage through a cylinder to the exhaust passage if such scavenging occurs.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355214

Vehicle side portion structure

A vehicle side portion structure is provided that can suppress or prevent separation at a joined portion between members at a time of a vehicle side collision. At a pillar outer reinforcement, a reinforcement upper and a reinforcement lower are joined at a joined portion by spot welding or the like. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355192

Transitioning between operational modes of an autonomous vehicle

Arrangements relating to the transitioning of a vehicle between operational modes are described. The vehicle can transition between a first operational mode and a second operational mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355183

Vehicle speed limiting device

An upper-limit vehicle speed should be prevented from being set to speed different from an intention of a driver. When it is detected that a speed limit is changed, an upper-limit vehicle speed setting ecu temporarily switches a control mode from a normal mode to an inquiry mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355181

Collision avoidance assistance device for a vehicle

A collision avoidance assistance device for a vehicle is provided. The collision avoidance assistance device includes a camera configured to acquire an image of an area around the vehicle and a controller. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355180

Driving assist device

Provided is a driving assist device 10 that recognizes an object in the vicinity of a moving body, and assists a driver in driving the moving body, the apparatus including: an object detecting unit 12 that detects the object in the vicinity of the moving body; a three dimensional object detecting unit 13 that detects a three dimensional object in the vicinity of the moving body; and an object recognition unit 18 that recognizes the object at a predetermined detection position as a non-obstacle when the object information storing unit 16 stores the position of the object, and the three dimensional object information storing unit 17 does not store the position of the three dimensional object at the predetermined position in which detection is performed by both of the object detecting unit 12 and the three dimensional object detecting unit 13.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355178

Surroundings monitoring apparatus and drive assistance apparatus

A surroundings monitoring apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect information on the surroundings of a host vehicle and a tracking unit configured to track a position and a speed of an obstacle in the surroundings of the host vehicle based on the result of detection by the detection unit. The tracking unit is configured to determine whether or not a tracked first obstacle is entering a blind spot area of the detection unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355176

Hybrid vehicle with variable valve timing failure detection with consequent reduction of engine output range range and increase of the state of charge

An engine has a variable valve actuation device for controlling an actuation characteristic of an in-take valve that is an amount of lifting the intake valve and/or a working angle on the intake valve. When the in-take valve, having the actuation characteristic (or lifted in an amount and/or worked by a working angle), as controlled by the variable valve actuation device, has the actuation characteristic fixed (yes in s120), a range applied to set therewithin an output that the engine is required to provide is limited to be narrower and a power storage device's controlled target soc is raised to be higher (s150, s160, s170) than when said actuation characteristic is not fixed (no in s120).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355168

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device which is applicable to a vehicle brake device, controls the pressure increasing control valve and the pressure-decreasing control valve so that an actual servo pressure detected by the servo pressure sensor becomes a target servo pressure; and controls so as to increase the target servo pressure by a predetermined amount, while the brake actuator is executing the braking control which accompanies a brake fluid pumping back control wherein the brake fluid supplied to the wheel cylinder is pumped back to the master cylinder by the built-in pump.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355098

Vehicle charge control device

A vehicle charge control device includes a charge unit and a correction unit. The charge unit is configured to perform a charge operation for suppressing a deterioration in a battery by charging the battery until a charge end phase in which an acceptance current of the battery is smaller than a predetermined current value, the battery being mounted on a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355090

Information notification device

There is provided an information notification device that is able to encourage a driver to drive in such a way that water condensate inside an exhaust pipe is discharged. The information notification device includes a notification unit that notifies a driver about a blockage in an exhaust pipe or about a possibility of a blockage occurring in an exhaust pipe, and a control unit that, based on output results from various sensors, predicts a blockage caused by water condensate freezing inside the exhaust pipe, and when it has predicted such a blockage, controls the notification unit such that the driver is notified.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355076

Transmitted sound insulating member, and transmitted sound insulating structure including the transmitted sound insulating member

A transmitted sound insulating member is for a vehicle including a door in which a wire harness extends through a space defined between a door inner panel and a door trim. The transmitted sound insulating member includes a first sealing portion disposed between the door inner panel and the door trim to close an opening of the space. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160355064

Suspension tower

A suspension tower has: a top plate at which an upper end side of a front suspension is fixed at a fixing portion that is disposed apart from a stroke axis of the suspension; and a gradually changing rib that is provided upright from the top plate and extends from the stroke axis side toward an outer peripheral side at the top plate. The gradually changing rib has a constant level portion whose height from the fixing portion is constant, and a gradually changing portion whose height from the fixing portion is gradually decreased from the constant level portion toward the outer peripheral side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/08/16 / #20160354970

Manufacturing method of tank

There is provided a manufacturing method of a tank including a liner, the manufacturing method comprises (a) a process of winding fibers in a sheet-like form impregnated with a resin on a mandrel having a higher rigidity than rigidity of the liner and heating and curing the wound fibers in the sheet-like form to form a sheet layer; (b) a process of pulling out the mandrel from the sheet layer; and (c) fitting the liner into the sheet layer, after the process (b).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160352371

Detection apparatus, receiving apparatus, and detection method

. . A detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquisition unit, a calculation unit, and a detection unit. The acquisition unit acquires, via an antenna positioned on a movable body, data on which signal groups with different base frequencies are superimposed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160352262

Abnormality detection apparatus and abnormality detection method

An abnormality detection apparatus configured to detect an abnormality of an inverter provided to control a motor generator when a value obtained by performing a predetermined process for a current value representing electric current flowing between an arm included in the inverter and the motor generator is greater than a threshold value, wherein when a reverse voltage by the motor generator is higher than a system voltage, the threshold value is larger than a value obtained by performing the predetermined process for electric current generated by the reverse voltage.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160352211

Semiconductor module

A semiconductor module is provided with a high potential wiring, an output wiring, a low potential wiring, an upper arm switching device, an upper arm diode, a lower arm switching device, and a lower arm diode. A ratio of steady loss to switching loss of the upper arm switching device is configured to be smaller than a ratio of steady loss to switching loss of the lower arm switching device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160352165

Laminated core for rotary electric machine

A laminated core for a rotary electric machine includes a disc-shaped first laminated block, a disc-shaped second laminated block and an end steel sheet. The first and second laminated block are formed by a plurality of main steel sheets that have a protruding dowel crimping portion and that are laminated together. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160352107

Charging control device

A charging control device that executes charge control appropriately without reducing effects of charge control, and is configured to include a charged state calculation unit configured to calculate remaining capacity of battery that can be charged and discharged, based on signal from a sensor to detect state of the battery; an accumulated charge and discharge calculation unit configured to calculate an accumulated amount of charge and discharge of the battery after activation of the battery, based on the signal from the sensor; an execution determination unit configured, in a case where remaining capacity calculated by charged state calculation unit is less than first threshold, to determine whether to execute charge control to recover remaining capacity of the battery, based on accumulated amount calculated by accumulated charge and discharge calculation unit; and charge control unit configured to execute charge control following determination result by execution determination unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351974

Deterioration degree calculating method, control method, and control device for lithium ion secondary battery

A temperature history of a lithium ion secondary battery is recorded; a soc history of the lithium ion secondary battery is recorded; a deterioration degree (k1) of a positive electrode of the lithium ion secondary battery is calculated based on the temperature history, the soc history, and a first data table; a deterioration degree (k2) of a negative electrode of the lithium ion secondary battery is calculated based on the temperature history, the soc history, and a second data table; an amount of lithium trapped (tli) in the lithium ion secondary battery is calculated based on the temperature history, the soc history, and a third data table; and a deterioration degree of the lithium ion secondary battery is calculated based on the deterioration degree of the positive electrode, the deterioration degree of the negative electrode, and the amount of lithium trapped.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351952

Lithium solid battery, lithium solid battery module, and producing method for lithium solid battery

A problem of the present invention is to provide a lithium solid battery in which generation of short-circuits caused by dendrite is inhibited. The present invention solves the problem by providing a lithium solid battery comprising a solid electrolyte layer having a sulfide glass containing an ion conductor which has a li element, a p element and a s element, and having an average pore radius calculated by mercury press-in method being 0.0057 μm or less.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351941

Producing method of assembled battery

A producing method of an assembled battery incudes: preparing plural battery cells each of which includes an electrode body having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a container for housing the electrode body; classifying the plural battery cells into plural thickness ranks depending on a thickness in an arrangement direction of the electrode body housed inside each battery cell; and arranging the plural battery cells in the arrangement direction, and fastening the plural battery cells such that a load is applied to the plural battery cells in the arrangement direction, the plural battery cells being selected from the plural thickness ranks in a manner as to conform a length in the arrangement direction of the battery cells is adapted to a predetermined length when the plural battery cells are arranged in the arrangement direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351899

Device for producing composite active material powder and method for producing composite active material powder

A device produces a composite active material powder by coating active material or composite particle surfaces, which are obtained by coating the active material particle surfaces with an oxide-based solid electrolyte, with a sulfide-based solid electrolyte. The device includes: a storage body having a cylindrical inner wall surface, and a rotating body disposed in an internal space surrounded by the storage body inner wall surface, having a rotating shaft aligned with the internal space central axis, and which includes blades. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351885

Electrode and method of manufacturing electrode

An electrode includes: a current collector that is made of a conductive material; a mixture layer that contains an active material and is arranged on one surface of the current collector; a thermoplastic resin particle layer in which a plurality of insulating thermoplastic resin particles are arranged on the mixture layer; and a porous inorganic oxide particle layer that contains plural insulating inorganic oxide particles and is arranged on an edge surface of a laminate including the current collector, the mixture layer, and the thermoplastic resin particle layer. A melting point of the inorganic oxide particles is higher than a melting point of the thermoplastic resin particles.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351688

Method of manufacturing insulated gate switching device

A method of manufacturing an insulated gate switching device includes: forming a trench in a front surface of a semiconductor substrate; forming a gate insulating film in the trench; depositing an electrode layer made of semiconductor in the trench and on the front surface after forming the gate insulating film; polishing the electrode layer so as to remove a portion of the electrode layer on the front surface and expose an underlayer of the removed portion of the electrode layer; forming a cap insulating film in a surface layer of a portion of the electrode layer in the trench by heating the semiconductor substrate after exposing the underlayer; and implanting impurities from above the front surface into a range extending across the portion of the electrode layer in the trench and the semiconductor substrate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351665

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device is provided with a semiconductor substrate and a trench gate. The semiconductor substrate is provided with a drift region of a first conductive type, wherein the drift region is in contact with the trench gate; a body region of a second conductive type, wherein the body region is disposed above the drift region and is in contact with the trench gate; a source region of the first conductive type, wherein the source region is disposed above the body region, exposed on the front surface of the semiconductor substrate and is in contact with the trench gate; and a front surface region of the second conductive type, wherein the front surface region is disposed above the source region, exposed on the front surface of the semiconductor substrate and is in contact with the trench gate.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351657

Semiconductor apparatus

A semiconductor apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate including a device region and a peripheral region. The peripheral region includes guard rings. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351562

Semiconductor device

In a plan view of a semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor substrate includes a pillar exposing area in which the pillar region is exposed on the front surface of the semiconductor substrate, a pillar contacting area in which the pillar region is in contact with a deeper side of the anode contact region, and an anode contacting area in which the anode region is in contact with the deeper side of the anode contact region. In a direction along which the pillar contacting area and the anode contacting area are aligned, a width of the pillar contacting area is smaller than a width of the anode contacting area.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351561

Reverse conducting igbt

A reverse conducting igbt is provided with a trench gate member that is provided in an igbt region and has a lattice-pattern layout, and a trench member that is provided in a diode region and has a stripe-pattern layout. The diode region of the semiconductor substrate includes an anode region of a first conductive type, a drift region of a second conductive type and a barrier region of the second conductive type. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351560

Schottky barrier diode

An sbd includes a semiconductor substrate; an anode electrode which is in schottky contact with a front surface of the semiconductor substrate; and a cathode electrode which is in ohmic contact. With a rear surface of the semiconductor substrate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160351052

Vehicle driving assistance apparatus and vehicle driving assistance method

In a driving assistance apparatus, a start determiner determines whether or not during travel in a no-passing zone an own vehicle has laterally moved from a rearward position to a lateral position relative to the preceding vehicle, and if the own vehicle has laterally moved, then determine that the own vehicle has started passing driving. If the own vehicle has started passing driving in the no-passing zone, an alert controller starts alerting using an alert device at a start of passing driving. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160350606

Driving assistance apparatus and driving assistance method

A driving assistance apparatus includes a sign recognizing unit, a notification executing unit, and a lane change determining unit. The sign recognizing unit recognizes a traffic sign from an image captured by an on-board imaging apparatus. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160350605

Driving assistance apparatus and driving assistance method

A driving assistance apparatus includes a sign recognizing unit and a notification executing unit. The sign recognizing unit recognizes a traffic sign from an image captured by an on-board imaging apparatus. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160349755

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system configured to ensure running stability of a vehicle even if a vehicle weight is heavy is provided. The vehicle control system determines a travel locus of the vehicle within a planned route. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160349751

Automatic driving system for vehicle

An automatic driving system for a vehicle includes an external sensor and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to estimate whether the vehicle peripheral information detected by the external sensor allows the vehicle to keep a vehicle target speed set on the basis of a vehicle travel plan or temporarily does not allow the vehicle to keep the vehicle target speed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160349364

Vehicle surrounding situation recognizing device and vehicle control device

A vehicle surrounding situation recognizing device includes: a radar mounted on a front part of a vehicle and configured to transmit an electromagnetic wave forward of the vehicle, receive a reflective wave of the electromagnetic wave to detect a situation in front of the vehicle, and output as radar information; an image generating means mounted within a vehicle interior of the vehicle and configured to generate an image in front of the vehicle and output as image information; a recognizing means configured to recognize the situation in front of the vehicle based on the radar information and the image information; and a collision detecting means configured to detect that the vehicle collides with an obstacle outside the vehicle. The recognizing means recognizes the situation in front of the vehicle not based on the radar information but based on the image information at the time the collision is detected.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160349206

Control system and control method for internal combustion engine

A control system for an engine including a limiting current sensor, the control system includes an ecu configured to: execute a sweep process for gradually reducing a voltage that is applied to the sensor from a first voltage to a second voltage; acquire an extreme value of an output current of the sensor during execution of the sweep process from output currents of the sensor while a voltage included in a specific voltage range is applied to the sensor, the extreme value being predicted to be output; and detect the concentration of sox in exhaust gas based on the extreme value and a reference value, the reference value being a value of limiting current of the sensor, the value of limiting current of the sensor corresponding to the concentration of oxygen having the constant value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160349072

Entry detection apparatus and entry detection method

An entry detection apparatus includes a position detection unit that detects presence of an entry prohibited road ahead of a vehicle based on a position of the vehicle and map data including information showing, for each road section, whether the road section is an entry prohibited road section, a sign detection unit that detects whether or not a pair of no-entry signs are present on both sides of a running course of the vehicle based on an image captured by an image sensor mounted on the vehicle, and determines whether or not the vehicle has passed between the no-entry signs, and an entry determination unit that determines that the vehicle has entered the entry prohibited road if the position detection unit detects presence of the entry prohibited road, and the sign detection unit determines that the vehicle has passed between the no-entry signs.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160349070

Unit setting apparatus and unit setting method

A unit setting apparatus sets a unit of distance used in a vehicle. A unit is set, which is indicated by map unit information, as a unit to be used, when a map unit acquisition section has acquired the map unit information. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348742

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch is provided to prevent a selector plate from being rotated undesirably by a drag torque even if an oil temperature is low. An actuator comprises a casing to which the plunger is inserted while being allowed to reciprocate therein, and a chamber holding a return spring for pushing the plunger out of the casing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348631

Control device for internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine is provided with an egr device and is configured to be capable of executing an operation based on a first air-fuel ratio and an operation based on a second air-fuel ratio leaner than the first air-fuel ratio. In a case where an ecu decreases the amount of air flowing into a combustion chamber and decreases an egr rate in response to a predetermined torque reduction request for the internal combustion engine, the ecu performs the operation based on the first air-fuel ratio in a case where an immediately preceding egr rate immediately before the torque reduction request is made is lower than a first threshold and performs a stratified combustion operation based on the second air-fuel ratio in a case where the immediately preceding egr rate is equal to or higher than the first threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348623

Control device for vehicle

A vehicle includes a residual pressure holding valve provided downstream a feed pump of a fuel to hold a pressure in a fuel pipe leading to the port injection valve. Residual pressure holding valve is opened to return the fuel in the fuel pipe to the fuel tank when the pressure in the fuel pipe exceeds a valve opening pressure, and closed when the pressure in the fuel pipe is lower than the valve opening pressure. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348616

Vehicle with an egr-cooler and its diagnotic

In a vehicle provided with an engine, an egr cooler for cooling egr gas recirculated from an exhaust channel of the engine to an intake channel thereof by using a coolant, an electric pump for supplying the coolant to the egr cooler, and a gas temperature sensor for detecting the temperature of the egr gas temperature at the downstream of the egr cooler, an ecu acquires a first gas temperature in a normally stable state where the electric pump is rotating, thereafter performs a coolant amount suppressing process to suppress the rotational speed of the electric pump, acquires a second gas temperature in a suppressed stable state after a predefined time has elapsed from the start of the coolant amount suppressing process, and determines that the egr cooler is abnormal if a difference between the first gas temperature and the second gas temperature is less than a threshold value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348610

Internal combustion engine

A low-temperature cooling water channel formed in the internal combustion engine includes a water jacket that covers at least one portion of a wall surface of an intake port. The intake port has a cooled wall surface that is covered by the water jacket, and a non-cooled wall surface that is not covered by the water jacket. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348608

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head including an intake port, an exhaust port, a water jacket, an intake valve, an exhaust valve, an intake valve seat, and an exhaust valve seat. The water jacket is positioned between the intake port and the exhaust port. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348607

Control system for engine

An engine is equipped with a first injection valve that injects fuel into an intake passage, and a second injection valve that injects fuel into a cylinder. The engine is provided with a fuel supply system having a first supply path for the first injection valve and a second supply path for the second injection valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348606

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

In a spark-ignition internal combustion engine including a port injection valve that injects fuel into an intake port and an in-cylinder injection valve that injects fuel directly into a combustion chamber, switching from a first combustion mode which realizes lean combustion with an air-fuel ratio that is leaner in fuel than a theoretical air-fuel ratio and which is constituted mainly by fuel injection by the port injection valve, to a second combustion mode which realizes lean combustion by fuel injection in an intake stroke by the in-cylinder injection valve is enabled while maintaining a low amount of nox emissions. The control device for an internal combustion engine of this disclosure makes a discharge time period of a spark plug in the second combustion mode longer than a discharge time period in the first combustion mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348604

Control device and control method for engine

During a catalyst rapid warm-up at a time of a cold start of an engine, a fuel is injected by a required injection quantity through a multi-stage injection consisting of a fuel injection by a full lift injection during an intake stroke and a fuel injection by a partial lift injection during a compression stroke. In a case where a deterioration of a combustion state is confirmed, a correction for increasing the required injection quantity, which is to enrich an air-fuel ratio, is performed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348601

Internal combustion engine

The internal combustion engine comprises a supercharger, a variable valve timing mechanism able to change a valve overlap amount, a catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage and able to store oxygen, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor arranged at a downstream side of the catalyst in an exhaust flow direction and able to detect an air-fuel ratio of outflowing exhaust gas flowing out from the catalyst, and a scavenging control device able to control a scavenging amount by controlling the valve overlap amount by the variable valve timing mechanism. The scavenging control device reduces the valve overlap amount when an air-fuel ratio detected by the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor changes from less than a lean judged air-fuel ratio leaner than a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio to the lean judged air-fuel ratio or more during scavenging.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348578

Control device for internal combustion engine

A turbocharger that includes a turbine and a compressor, an electric supercharger that is arranged in an intake passage, and a control device that increases a rotational speed of the electric supercharger upon receipt of a torque increase request with respect to the internal combustion engine are provided. During a process in which the rotational speed of the electric supercharger is increasing, if the rotational speed arrives at a predetermined switching rotational speed “ntec”, the control device decreases a rate of increase in the rotational speed from a first rate of increase “nteup1” to a second rate of increase “nteup2” (<nteup1). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348567

Cooling apparatus for internal combustion engine

A change in a valve opening degree from an opening degree (a) to an opening degree (d) is caused by a decrease in a radiator outlet water temperature, and at such time a flow rate through a radiator enters a boiling region. Therefore, when such entry is predicted, a target engine outlet water temperature is forcedly changed from 105° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348560

Exhaust system structure for internal combustion engine

Deposition of urea is prevented or reduced by a simple measure in an exhaust system structure equipped with an addition device that adds aqueous urea solution to exhaust gas. An exhaust system structure for an internal combustion engine includes an exhaust pipe connected to the internal combustion engine and an addition device located midway in said exhaust pipe to add aqueous urea solution to exhaust gas flowing in said exhaust pipe. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348556

Reducing agent supply device

A reducing agent supply device includes a tank, an adding valve, a pump, and an electronic control unit. The adding valve is configured to receive the reducing agent supplied from the tank and inject the reducing agent. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160348412

Luggage door hinge

A luggage door hinge includes: a front side attachment section configured to be rotatably supported by a vehicle body; a rear side attachment section that extends along a vehicle body front-rear direction in a closed state of a luggage door that opens and closes a luggage room, and is configured to be fixed to the luggage door; a curved section that curves in a substantially circular arc shape between the front side attachment section and the rear side attachment section, toward a vehicle body lower side in the closed state of the luggage door; and a coupling member that couples together an intermediate portion of the curved section and the rear side attachment section.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347359

Electric power steering device

A control device (50) for an electric power steering device (10) is configured to: store a basic target return speed (vrb), which increases in magnitude as the magnitude of a steering angle (θ) increases; calculate, when a steering wheel (14) is being returned to a neutral position, the basic target return speed (vrb) based on an actual steering angle (step 10); calculate a transitional target return speed (vtrt), which gradually increases in magnitude and gradually approaches the basic target return speed as the magnitude of the actual steering wheel decreases; and control, when the magnitude of a difference between the basic target return speed and the transitional target return speed is more than a reference value, a steering assist torque so that a return speed reaches the transitional target return speed (step 20 to step 160).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347324

Driving assistance device and driving assistance method

An ecu as a driving assistance device has a traffic sign detection section, a lane entry detection section and a judgment section. The traffic sign detection section detects traffic signs including a speed limit symbol based on front-image data captured by an in-vehicle camera. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347323

Driving assistance device and driving assistance method

A traffic sign detection section in an ecu detects a ramp sign in front image data captured by an in-vehicle camera. The ramp sign includes an exit symbol and a speed limit symbol. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347318

Vehicle driving assistance apparatus and vehicle driving assistance method

In a vehicle driving assistance apparatus, an initial action determiner determines the presence or absence of an initial action taken to start laterally moving, and a lateral movement determiner determines whether or not the own vehicle has laterally moved from a rearward position to a lateral position relative to a preceding vehicle. If the own vehicle has laterally moved after the initial action, based on at least one of a lateral distance between the own vehicle and the preceding vehicle and a relative speed of the own vehicle with respect to the preceding vehicle, a passing driving state determiner determines whether or not the own vehicle is in a passing driving state enabling the own vehicle to pass the preceding vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347317

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

A clutch mechanism is configured to selectively change between a first power transmission path and a second power transmission path. The first power transmission path is configured to transmit torque to an output shaft via a transmission mechanism. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347314

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system configured to suppress engine noise in an autonomous mode is provided. An operating mode of the vehicle can be switched between a manual mode in which a driving force and a braking force of the vehicle are controlled by a manual operation and an autonomous mode in which the driving force and the braking force of the vehicle are controlled autonomously. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347313

Control system for vehicle

A control system for a vehicle includes an imaging device; a co-ecu to limit the travel speed of the vehicle; and an ecu to set the speed limit, that recognizes the speed limit value on a road while traveling, and sets the recognized speed limit value in the co-ecu. If the elapsed time since the speed limit value has been set reaches a predetermined time, the ecu estimates the speed limit value on the road while traveling, and if receiving a switch command, switches the speed limit value set in the co-ecu to the estimated speed limit value so as to avoid limiting the vehicle speed by a speed limit value that is different from the actual speed limit value on the road.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347312

Vehicle speed limiter system

A vehicle speed limiter system installed on a vehicle includes a detection unit to detect a speed limit value of a road while the vehicle is traveling; a setting unit to set the speed limit value; a limiter unit to limit the vehicle speed, based on the speed limit value; an obtainment unit to obtain a stepping amount on an accelerator pedal; a calculation unit to calculate a parameter depending on the stepping amount in a state where the vehicle speed is being limited by the limiter unit; and a display unit to display information based on the parameter, in a case where a speed limit value newly detected by the detection unit is greater than the speed limit value previously set by the setting unit, before the setting unit sets the speed limit value newly detected.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347311

Automatic drive control method for vehicle

Provided is an automatic drive control method for a vehicle in which, as a target control quantity for automatically controlling a rudder angle of front wheels, a target control quantities Δθptj of a pinion angle for the current cycle to the c-th cycle are calculated by prediction according to parameters for trajectory control based on a driving situation of the vehicle; and when a magnitude of a target control quantity Δθpt1 for the current cycle is less than a preliminarily set reference value p and it is determined that the probability is high that the target control quantity Δθptj has a sign identical to a sign for the current cycle and the magnitude thereof increases to the reference value p or above by the c-th cycle at the latest, the magnitude of the target control quantity Δθpt1 for the current cycle is increasingly corrected to the reference value p.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347307

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an electronic control unit configured to, when the drive mode is changed from one of the series-parallel mode and the parallel mode to the other one of the series-parallel mode and the parallel mode and the speed stage is changed from one of the low speed stage and the high speed stage to the other one of the low speed stage and the high speed stage, selectively execute either one of a first control and a second control. The first control is control in which the drive mode and the speed stage are changed by passing through the series mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347306

Control apparatus of hybrid vehicle

A control apparatus of a hybrid vehicle has an abnormal sound generation condition determination unit that determines whether or not an abnormal sound generation condition of a gear train is satisfied, and a pressing processor that applies a pressing torque from a first rotary electric machine to the gear train when a retention time, which is a period in which the abnormal sound generation condition continues to be satisfied, exceeds a predetermined value, and that does not apply the pressing torque when the abnormal sound generation condition is not satisfied and when the retention time is within the predetermined value. A pressing torque setting unit sets a pressing torque to be applied by the first rotary electric machine to a direction to suppress an engine cam torque which may rotate an engine output shaft.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347305

Control apparatus of hybrid vehicle

A control apparatus of a hybrid vehicle has an abnormal sound generation condition determination unit that determines whether or not a drive state of the hybrid vehicle satisfies an abnormal sound generation condition of a gear train, and a pressing processor that executes a pressing process to apply a pressing torque to suppress generation of abnormal sound from a first rotary electric machine to the gear train of a transmission mechanism when the abnormal sound generation condition is satisfied and to not apply the pressing torque when the abnormal sound generation condition is not satisfied. A pressing torque setting unit sets a pressing torque to be applied by the first rotary electric machine to a torque in a direction to suppress an engine cam torque that may rotate an engine output shaft during a period in which the engine is stopped.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347304

Hybrid vehicle

In the case of motoring an engine by a first motor in reverse driving (s120, s130), a rate of increase rup is set to provide a larger value at a lower required torque tr* (larger absolute value) than a value at a higher required torque tr* (smaller absolute value) (s180). A target rotation speed ne* of the engine is increased by using the set rate of increase rup (s190). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347303

Vehicle and method of controlling vehicle

A vehicle has an engine (26), a power storage device (10), two motor/generators (m/g1, m/g2), a front grille with a shutter, an engine room, a first temperature sensor, a second temperature sensor, and a controller. The shutter changes the amount of air introduced from the front grille into the engine room. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347302

Vehicle

A vehicle includes an electrical storage device, an auxiliary load, a charger configured to charge the electrical storage device with power supplied from a power supply outside the vehicle, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to create an actuation schedule of the auxiliary load during charging of the electrical storage device, before initiation of the charging. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347297

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device which is applicable to a vehicle brake device, controls the pressure increasing control valve and the pressure decreasing control valve so that an actual servo pressure detected by the servo pressure sensor becomes a target servo pressure and sets a control dead zone in which a control of the pressure increasing control valve and the pressure decreasing control valve is prohibited to be an area which has a first predetermined width from the target servo pressure when a normal braking operation is performed and sets the control dead zone to be an area which has a second predetermined width, wider than the first predetermined width when the brake actuator executes the braking control which accompanies a brake fluid pumping back control, wherein the brake fluid supplied to the wheel cylinder is returned to the master cylinder by pumping back operation of the built-in pump.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347270

Vehicle bumper structure equipped with pedestrian collision detection sensor

At a front bumper, supporting members that are bodies separate from a bumper rf are assembled to vehicle transverse direction both end portions of the bumper rf, and the supporting members extend from vehicle transverse direction both ends of the bumper rf toward vehicle transverse direction outer sides and a vehicle rear side. Further, the supporting members are disposed adjacent to vehicle rear sides of absorber side portions and pressure tube side portions.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347260

Fuse-puller holding structure

A fuse-puller holding structure, in which a fuse puller used for detachment of a fuse is held by a fuse-puller holding object provided in a vehicle, includes: an engagement portion and a rib portion. The rib portion is provided at a position opposite to a predetermined position of the fuse puller across a support such that the rib portion serves as a fulcrum with the engagement portion as a point of load at the time when the predetermined position of the fuse puller is assumed a point of effort, and the rib portion being provided at a position at which a distance between the point of load and the rib portion is not more than a distance between the point of effort and the point of load. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347200

Fuel cell vehicle

A fuel cell vehicle includes an accelerating state detector, an electric resistance value detector, a current value detector and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a target current value output from the fuel cell stack based on a requested output value of the fuel cell stack in accordance with the detected accelerating state, determine a current increase rate based on a difference between the determined target current value and the detected current value, and correct the determined target current value in such a manner as to reduce the determined target current value in a case where a value of a function that includes the determined target current value, the determined current increase rate, and the detected electric resistance value becomes larger than a predetermined threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347196

Vehicle

A vehicle includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to detect a first current value in a period in which a current path is switched to a non-conductive state by an ignition-off operation. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347190

Power control unit

In a power control unit provided in this application, a reactor (38) and a dc/dc converter (step-down transformer) (24) are stacked, and a capacitor (40) is arranged next to these. The capacitor (40) is fixed at fixing points (a cradle (90) and a fixing protrusion (88)) in two locations, and is also fixed to the dc/dc converter (24) by a bus bar (104) that electrically connects a terminal (78) of the capacitor to a terminal (100) of the dc/dc converter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347175

Vehicle speed control apparatus and vehicle speed limiting apparatus

A vehicle's accelerator pedal depression amount is detected; a speed limit of a road on which the vehicle is traveling is determined; a start of a lane change is estimated; an upper-limit speed is determined each time when the speed limit changes; and the travelling speed is controlled to not exceed the upper-limit speed even if the accelerator pedal depression amount increases to cause the speed of the vehicle to exceed the upper-limit speed. The speed of the vehicle is controlled, until a predetermined timing, to not exceed the upper-limit speed determined before the start of a lane change is estimated, if (i) the start of a lane change is estimated, and (ii) a reduction in the speed limit is determined. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/01/16 / #20160347138

Suspension arm

A suspension arm has an elongated shape. The suspension arm is shaped such that a line defining an outer shape of the suspension arm does not coincide with a line of force transmission, but a line extending through a shearing center point of each of a plurality of cross sections of the suspension arm coincides with the line of force transmission.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160345455

Electronic component unit

An electronic component unit includes a housing that accommodates electronic components therein and that is provided with connecting units connected to electric wires on a vertical-direction lower surface. The housing has protruding ribs protruding downward in a vertical direction from the vertical-direction lower surface, positioned between the connecting units and respective side wall surfaces of the housing provided to sides of the vertical-direction lower surface, and extending from one end to the other end of the vertical-direction lower surface along the side wall surfaces. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160344236

Contactless power transmission device and power transfer system

A power supply ecu executes transmission power control for controlling transmission power to target power by adjusting the duty of an output voltage of an inverter and turn-on current control for controlling a turn-on current to a target value by adjusting the drive frequency of the inverter. The target value for the turn-on current is set to fall within a range where a recovery current is not produced in a freewheel diode of the inverter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160344131

Charging connector connecting device

A charging connector connecting device includes a cover that is movable between a closed position at which a connecting portion is closed and an open position at which the connecting portion is opened so that a second charging connector can be connected to the connecting portion; an elastic member that applies a biasing force to the cover so that the cover is positioned at an initial position between the closed position and the open position; and a pressing member configured to move with insertion of a first charging connector into the connecting portion so as to press the cover positioned at the initial position to thereby move the cover to the closed position.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160344043

Separator for fuel cell and manufacturing method of fuel cell stack

A separator for fuel cell is used for a fuel cell and is placed to face a membrane electrode assembly. The separator includes a separator center area placed to face a power generation area of the membrane electrode assembly; a peripheral region extended from the separator center area toward an outer edge; a cooling medium supply manifold and a cooling medium discharge manifold provided in the peripheral region; a fluid flow path area extended from the cooling medium supply manifold through the separator center area to the cooling medium discharge manifold; a sealing gasket provided in the peripheral region and placed to surround the fluid flow path area; and a gasket for peel test provided outside of the fluid flow path area and configured to receive an external force applied as a test for evaluation of an adhesive state of the gasket. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160344038

Carbon-supported catalyst

The present invention is to provide such a carbon-supported catalyst that an activity expected from a catalytic activity by rotating disk electrode (rde) evaluation is maintained even after the formation of a membrane electrode assembly (mea). Disclosed is a carbon-supported catalyst wherein the carbon-supported catalyst includes fine catalyst particles that have a palladium-containing particle and a platinum-containing outermost layer covering at least part of the palladium-containing particle, and a carbon support supporting the fine catalyst particles, and wherein, in a cyclic voltammogram that is obtained by measuring, in an acid solution, the carbon-supported catalyst applied to a measurement electrode made of an electroconductive material, the proportion of the area of a hydrogen adsorption region that appears in a reduction current region to the total area of the hydrogen adsorption region and a hydrogen occlusion region that appears in the reduction current region, is 29% to 36%.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160344000

Sealed battery and manufacturing method thereof

A sealed battery includes an outer packaging body, a cover, and a welding portion. The outer packaging body has an internal space, and the internal space includes inert gas. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160343841

Hetero-junction semiconductor device and method of manufacturing a hetero-junction semiconductor device

A hetero-junction semiconductor device includes: a channel layer that includes a first semiconductor; a barrier layer that is provided on the channel layer and includes a semiconductor having a band gap larger than a band gap of the first semiconductor; a source electrode and a drain electrode that are provided on the barrier layer and are ohmic contacted to the barrier layer; a p-type semiconductor layer provided on the barrier layer, the p-type semiconductor layer being provided in a region between the source electrode and the drain electrode on the barrier layer; an n-type semiconductor layer that is provided on the p-type semiconductor layer; and a gate electrode that is joined to the n-type semiconductor layer. A joint interface between the p-type semiconductor layer and the n-type semiconductor layer has a concavo-convex structure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160343702

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method for the same

A semiconductor device is capable of accurately sensing a temperature of a semiconductor element incorporated in a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device includes a temperature sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160343630

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same

A semiconductor device includes a metal member, a semiconductor element, a resin part, a primer layer, and a peel-off restraining part. The metal member has a surface that includes a semiconductor element mounting region and a resin close contact region that extends from the semiconductor element mounting region to an outer peripheral edge of the metal member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160343475

Methods of manufacturing a coated conducting wire assembly

A method of manufacturing a coated conducting wire assembly includes forming a conducting wire assembly by twist-deforming a conducting wire bundle, forming a coated conducting wire assembly by covering the conducting wire assembly with an insulation coating, and annealing the coated conducting wire assembly. The conducting wire bundle is formed by bundling a plurality of conducting wires. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160342849

Image processing device and image processing method

An image processing device according to an aspect of the embodiment includes a display controller and a determining unit. The display controller generates a synthesized image when viewing a perimeter of a vehicle from a virtual viewpoint based on an image from an image capturing device and causes a display unit to display the synthesized image. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341359

High pressure tank, method of manufacturing high pressure tank and method of designing liner shape

An object is to improve the strength of a high pressure tank that is manufactured by the filament winding method. There is provided a high pressure tank comprising a liner that forms an inner shell of the high pressure tank and includes a cylindrical portion in a cylindrical shape and dome portions in a curved shape that are extended from respective ends of the cylindrical portion; and a reinforcing layer that is formed by winding a fiber on an outer surface of the liner. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341296

Differential gear set assembling method and differential gear set assembling device

A differential gear set assembling method includes: a pivoting step of closing openings by guide portion and pivoting a pair of pinions between a pair of side gears; and an insertion step of inserting a pinion shaft into a pair of case shaft holes and a pair of pinion shaft holes from outside the differential case. The pivoting step is performed in a state where projecting portions are buried in the guide portions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341289

Multi-speed transmission

An automatic transmission includes a single-pinion first planetary gear, a double-pinion second planetary gear, a single-pinion third planetary gear, a single-pinion fourth planetary gear, clutches c1, c2, c3, and c4, and brakes b1 and b2. First to ninth forward speeds and a reverse speed are established by engaging three of the clutches c1 to c4 and the brakes b1 and b2 and disengaging the remaining three clutches and brakes.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341286

Automatic transmission apparatus

An automatic transmission that includes 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, a third 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

11/24/16 / #20160341263

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch adapted to prevent an undesirable engagement is provided. The selectable one-way clutch comprises a drag increasing device that increases a drag of oil acting between the pocket plate and the selector plate against a force rotating the selector plate in a direction to bring the selectable one-way clutch into the engagement mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341154

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a supercharger that is arranged in an intake passage; an intercooler that is arranged downstream of the supercharger in a direction of intake air flow, in the intake passage; and a blow-by gas returning apparatus. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341118

Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine

The internal combustion engine comprises a cylinder, a piston and a connecting rod. The connecting rod comprises a connecting rod body and an eccentric member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341110

Turbocharger with improved bypas valve sealing

A supercharger includes a turbine housing, a bypass port, and a reinforcing member. The turbine housing includes a bypass passage allowing exhaust gas to flow by bypassing a turbine chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341108

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes: a low-temperature cooling water circulation system including a low-temperature cooling water channel; a high-temperature cooling water circulation system including a high-temperature cooling water channel; an intake port including a first branch port part and a second branch port part that are connected to a common combustion chamber; and a swirl control device configured to restrict the inflow of intake air from the first branch port part to the combustion chamber to increase the strength of a swirl flow generated inside a cylinder. The low-temperature cooling water channel includes a water jacket that covers the periphery of the second branch port part.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341099

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes: a low-temperature cooling water circulation system including a low-temperature cooling water channel; a high-temperature cooling water circulation system including a high-temperature cooling water channel; an intake port including a first branch port part and a second branch port part that are connected to a common combustion chamber; and a swirl control device configured to restrict the inflow of intake air from the first branch port part to the combustion chamber to increase the strength of a swirl flow generated inside a cylinder. The low-temperature cooling water channel includes a water jacket that covers the periphery of the first branch port part.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341088

Control system of internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst. The control system comprises a temperature detecting means for detecting or estimating a temperature of the exhaust purification catalyst, performs feedback control so that an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst becomes a target air-fuel ratio, and performs target air-fuel ratio setting control which alternately sets the target air-fuel ratio to a rich set air-fuel ratio and a lean set air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160341086

Exhaust purifying apparatus

Particulate matter in exhaust is treated with a novel configuration. An exhaust purifying apparatus of the present invention includes a flow generating device and a treatment device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160340950

Hood hinge structure

A hood hinge structure includes a hood hinge base (12) and a hood hinge arm (14). The hood hinge base is fixed to a vehicle body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160340937

Door lock device for vehicle

A striker is at a vehicle body. A door latch mechanism is at a back door and holds it in a closed state for the vehicle body by engaging the striker. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160340269

Method for producing hydrocarbon

A method for producing a linear hydrocarbon, including reacting a linear aliphatic aldehyde in the presence of at least one metal ion selected from the group consisting of a vanadium ion, a manganese ion, an iron ion, a cobalt ion, an iridium ion, a copper ion, and a thallium ion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339963

Vehicle pop-up hood device

In a vehicle pop-up hood device, an actuator is coupled to a swinging arm so as to be relatively movable in a vehicle upward direction, so when the actuator pushes up a hinge arm to a pushed-up position, the actuator moves from the pushed-up position to a raised position because of vibration that occurs in a hood. Furthermore, in the raised position, an engagement piece of the actuator engages with a coupling shaft unit of the swinging arm so that the actuator is retained in the raised position. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339962

Cowl structure

A cowl structure includes a cowl main body and a gutter extension. The cowl main body runs along a lower edge of a windshield, and has (i) a gutter open toward a vehicle upper side, (ii) an inlet port through a rear wall portion for drawing outside air into a vehicle cabin, and (iii) a glass support that supports a lower end of the windshield. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339923

Vehicle state estimation device

Provided is a vehicle state estimation device (10) having a calculation unit (28) that calculates state quantities of at least a sprung of a vehicle based on wheel speeds of front left and right wheels and rear left and right wheels detected by detection devices. The calculation unit (28) calculates in-phase and reverse phase components of wheel speeds of left and right wheels for the front and rear wheels and calculates a pitch angular speed and a yaw angular speed of the sprung based on the in-phase and reverse phase components of the wheel speeds, respectively. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339915

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system configured to adjust a vehicle behavior to the behavior expected by the driver in autonomous mode is provided. The vehicle control system determines target values of the driving force, the braking force, and the steering angle based on manual operations of an accelerator, a brake and the steering device in the autonomous mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339913

Vehicle speed limiting apparatus and vehicle speed control apparatus

A vehicle speed limiting apparatus includes an opening detection unit to detect an opening of an accelerator pedal of the vehicle; an estimation unit to estimate whether the vehicle starts a lane change; and an ecu to implement an upper-limit setting unit to set an upper-limit speed of the vehicle, a vehicle speed control unit to control the traveling speed so as not to exceed the upper-limit speed even when the opening of the accelerator pedal becomes great enough to make the traveling speed exceed the upper-limit speed, and a permissible speed setting unit to set a permissible speed higher than the upper-limit speed. When the estimation unit estimates that the vehicle starts the lane change, the vehicle speed control unit permits the traveling speed to exceed the upper-limit speed, and controls the traveling speed so as not to exceed the permissible speed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339912

Vehicle speed control apparatus, and vehicle

A vehicle speed control apparatus generate a speed command value to control a vehicle speed according to a detected treading amount of an accelerator pedal, determines an upper-limit speed of the vehicle according to a speed limit of a road, generates a limit command value to control the vehicle speed to be the upper-limit speed, and adjusts the vehicle speed according to one of the speed command value and the limit command value to cause the lower vehicle speed. If the upper-limit speed is updated due to a change in the speed limit of the road while the vehicle speed is being adjusted according to the limit command value, a rate of change of the vehicle speed is limited continuously until a predetermined timing.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339909

Control apparatus for vehicle

A disclosed control apparatus used for a host vehicle includes a radar apparatus, a control execution part configured to perform a predetermined control to reduce a probability of a collision between the object and the host vehicle based on information about the object from the radar apparatus; and a prevention part configured to prevent the predetermined control related to a first object when the radar apparatus simultaneously detects the first object and a second object at different distances and a difference between a lateral position of the first object and the lateral position of the second object is smaller than a predetermined value, the first object being closer to the host vehicle than the second object, the lateral position being determined in a lateral direction with respect to a traveling direction of the host vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339908

Control device for hybrid vehicle and hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes: an engine; a first motor; an output member; a differential mechanism, the engine, the first motor, and the output member being coupled via the differential mechanism; a second motor configured to apply torque to the output member; and an engagement mechanism configured to stop rotation of an output shaft of the engine or rotation of a specified rotational member that is coupled to the output shaft of the engine. An electronic control unit is configured to (i) engage the engagement mechanism when the hybrid vehicle travels reversely by drive power of the second motor or drive power of the first motor and the second motor, and (ii) disengage the engagement mechanism when the hybrid vehicle travels forward by the drive power of the second motor or the drive power of the first motor and the second motor.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339905

Hybrid vehicle

When reproduction of a filter is required, and a filter temperature is within a first temperature range, an ecu executes a control process including the steps of executing a successive motoring control, determining an intermittent motoring period, an intermittent stopping period, and an intermittence number when the filter temperature is within a second temperature range, and executing an intermittent motoring control.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339903

Hybrid vehicle

An ecu selects a cs mode when an soc of a power storage device becomes smaller than a threshold value during a cd mode being selected. The ecu allows switching to the cd mode when the soc exceeds a cd mode allowance soc threshold value which is greater than the threshold value during the cs mode being selected. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339889

Brake device

A brake device for controlling an actual pressure of an output hydraulic pressure outputted from a pressure adjusting device and applying a braking force to a wheel of a vehicle based on the actual pressure of the output hydraulic pressure. The brake device includes an actual pressure judging portion configured to judge whether or not the actual pressure of the output hydraulic pressure is the pressure that is within the range of the dead zone and a adjusting portion configured to execute a target pressure adjustment for adjusting a target pressure of the output hydraulic pressure to approximate a side of the actual pressure of the output hydraulic pressure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339876

Vehicle window washer device

A vehicle window washer device having: a washer tank that stores washer fluid; a washer pump having one end connected to the washer tank and another end connected to one end portion of a hose; a washer nozzle connected to another end portion of the hose; a control unit that drives the washer pump to supply the washer fluid stored in the washer tank to the washer nozzle via the hose; and a supply portion that is placed in a wiping region, wiped by a wiper blade, of a windshield glass, is disposed in the washer nozzle or the windshield glass so as to not project from a wiping surface, and supplies the washer fluid from a supply port to the wiping surface.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339860

Vehicle occupant protection device and vehicle occupant protection method

There is provided a vehicle occupant protection device, the device including (1) a rear detection section that detects an object approaching obliquely from a rear of an occupant's vehicle, (2) a signal output section that outputs an actuation signal, and (3) a seatbelt device that includes a mechanism to, in cases in which the object has been detected by the rear detection section, increase restraint force on an occupant by taking up webbing after being input with the actuation signal.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339841

Driving assistance device

A driving assistance device includes: an imaging unit; a projection unit that projects an image based on image information from the imaging unit toward a projection surface; and an adjustment unit that is configured to form image information that an image sensor of the imaging unit acquires to be adjusted image information that is adjusted for the projection surface, wherein the adjustment unit includes an optical correction structure that causes the image sensor to acquire the adjusted image information by optical correction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339814

Side support adjuster

In an initial position, a movable plate (50) is rotatably connected to a fixed plate (40) by a connecting mechanism (70) (a shaft member (80) and a groove (72)). In a switching position, the movable plate (50) is slidably connected to the fixed plate (40) by the connecting mechanism (70) in a manner that enables the movable plate (50) to slide toward a seat width direction center side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339776

Vehicle

A hybrid vehicle is identified as a vehicle including a first drive unit driven by a first energy source, a first reservoir unit reserving the first energy source, a first connection unit allowing a first energy source supply unit to be connected thereto and guiding the first energy source supplied from the first energy source supply unit to the first reservoir unit, a second drive unit driven by a second energy source different from the first energy source, a second reservoir unit reserving the second energy source, and a second connection unit allowing a second energy source supply unit to be connected thereto and guiding the second energy source supplied from the second energy source supply unit to the second reservoir unit. The first connection unit is provided at one lateral surface of the vehicle and the second connection unit is provided at the other lateral surface of the vehicle, the one lateral surface and the other lateral surface being arranged in a width direction of the vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339775

Control system for hybrid vehicle

A control system for a hybrid vehicle configured to prevent an undesirable engagement of the selectable one-way clutch is provided. In order to reduce a drag torque resulting from a cranking of an engine to bring the selectable one-way clutch into engagement mode, the control system raises a temperature of lubrication oil before carrying out the cranking of the engine if it is too low, and carries out the cranking of an engine by a motor after the temperature of the lubrication oil is raised to a level at which viscosity thereof is reduced.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339774

Motor vehicle

A motor vehicle includes a floor panel, a battery pack, a battery pack-associated component, a first tray, a first flange portion, a second tray, and a second flange portion. The battery pack is arranged on the first tray. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339650

Manufacturing method of tank and tank manufacturing apparatus

There is provided a manufacturing method of a tank. The manufacturing method comprises a preparation process of providing a fiber bundle in which a resin adheres to at least part of fibers when the fiber bundle is viewed in a section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of fibers and in which an amount of the resin adhering to fibers on one side of the fiber bundle is smaller than an amount of the resin adhering to fibers on the other side of the fiber bundle in the section; and a winding process of winding the fiber bundle on a rolling body that includes a liner and a fiber bundle already wound on the liner, such that the fibers on the other side of the fiber bundle is located below the fibers on the one side in a stacking direction of the fiber bundle when the fiber bundle is stacked on the liner.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339632

Manufacturing method of tank and tank manufacturing apparatus

There is provided a manufacturing method of a tank. The manufacturing method comprises a cooling process of cooling down a resin-adhering fiber bundle that has a resin adhering to a fiber bundle; and a winding process of winding the resin-adhering fiber bundle that is cooled down by the cooling process, on a rotating liner. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/24/16 / #20160339630

Fastening structure

A fastening structure (10) includes: a resin member (14) that contains a resin material, and that has a through-hole (14h) for mounting having a tapered inner wall surface (14t); a member for fastening (16) that is made of metal, and that has a collar portion (16c) that is inserted within the through-hole (14h) for mounting and whose intermediate portion has a tapered outer wall surface (16t) that abuts the tapered inner wall surface (14t), and a flange portion (16f) that projects out along an obverse face of the resin member (14) at an end portion (16z) at a large-diameter side of the collar portion (16c); and an adhesive (18) that is provided between the obverse face (14a) of the resin member and the flange portion (16f), and that adheres the resin member (14) and the member for fastening (16).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336887

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided with: a first determining device configured to determine whether or not the number of revolutions of the internal combustion engine is less than a predetermined number of revolutions and control torque is required for a rotary electric machine; a second determining device configured to determine whether or not required control torque is less than a predetermined threshold value; a first controlling device configured to realize the control state in one arm and to realize the power generation state if the required control torque is less than the predetermined threshold value; a second controlling device configured to realize the control state in both the one arm and the other arm if the required control torque is greater than the predetermined threshold value; and a threshold changing device configured to change the predetermined threshold value to increase with increasing number of revolutions of the internal combustion engine.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336866

Method of controlling power conversion apparatus, and power conversion apparatus

A method of controlling switching primary and secondary full-bridge circuits, includes, when a fault is detected in a first voltage detection unit that detects the voltage of a first port, deriving a command duty cycle to adjust the voltage of a second port to a target voltage, by receiving feedback of a detected voltage of the second port by a second voltage detection unit; deriving an estimated phase difference corresponding to target power of transmission power transmitted from the secondary full-bridge circuit to the primary full-bridge circuit, and the command duty cycle, from a correspondence relation among a phase difference between switching of the primary and secondary full-bridge circuits, a duty cycle of the switching of the primary full-bridge circuit, and the transmission power; and controlling the phase difference to the estimated phase difference, and controlling the duty cycle to the command duty cycle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336819

Stator

A stator includes a stator core, an insulating body, a coil, and a resin-molded product. The stator core includes a circumferentially side surface and an axially upper surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336579

Secondary battery

When a temperature inside a secondary battery becomes high and a gas pressure inside a battery case increases, an inversion plate is pressed due to the gas pressure so as to project and curve in a projecting manner toward an external terminal board. Due to such a deformation, a load is transmitted to a current interruption piece via a load transmission portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336568

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which an increase in resistance is suppressed when high rate pulsed charging and discharging is repeatedly carried out. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery provided by the present disclosure is provided with: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator; and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336550

Manufacturing method for square battery and square battery

A manufacturing method for a square battery includes: a first process in which an outer terminal and an outer side resin member that separates the outer terminal and an outer surface of a lid body are assembled to the lid body; a second process in which a laser beam is irradiated from the outer surface side of the lid body to weld the lid body to the case body by laser after the first process; and a third process in which the outer side resin member is expanded after the second process.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336548

Secondary battery

A thermal expansion coefficient of a battery case may be lower than those of an insulating film and a separator. Portions of the insulating film, which are held in contact with the electrode body and the battery case, may be adhered to the separator, which is positioned on the outermost surface of the electrode body, and the battery case, respectively. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336423

Method of manufacturing silicon carbide semiconductor device

A semiconductor structure is formed in a sic substrate. A thermal oxide film is formed on a front surface of the sic substrate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336402

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a plurality of trench gates provided abreast in a semiconductor substrate; an interlayer insulation film having opening from which a part of a front surface of the semiconductor substrate is exposed; and contact plugs provided in the openings. The interlayer insulation film comprises a plurality of first portions, each of which covers a corresponding one of the trench gates, and a plurality of second portions, each of which is provided between adjacent first portions and along a direction intersecting with the first portions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160336112

Method of manufacturing rare earth magnet

A method of manufacturing a rare earth magnet includes: preparing a powder by preparing a rapidly-solidified ribbon by liquid solidification, and by crushing the rapidly-solidified ribbon; manufacturing a sintered compact by press-forming the powder; and manufacturing a rare earth magnet by performing hot deformation processing on the sintered compact to impart anisotropy to the sintered compact. In this method, the rapidly-solidified ribbon is a plurality of fine crystal grains. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160335891

Vehicle speed limit display device

A speed limit display device for a vehicle includes: an indicator; an image obtaining device; and a processing portion connected to the image obtaining device and the indicator, wherein the processing portion is configured to detect a speed limit indicated on a traffic sign in the captured landscape based on the image data, the processing portion is configured 10 display the detected speed limit on the indicator when an operating state of a switching portion is the state that makes the vehicle travel forward, and the processing portion is configured to stop the indicator from displaying the detected speed limit when the operating state of the switching portion is the state that makes the vehicle travel in reverse.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160334802

Robot and control method thereof

A robot includes a distance sensor configured to measure a distance to an object existing within a movement environment of the robot and autonomously operates based on the distance information measured by at least one of the distance sensor and a distance sensor installed within the movement environment. The robot includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire an operation region through which the robot passes when the robot performs an operation, a setting unit configured to set a measurement position of the distance sensor at which the operation region acquired by the acquiring unit is covered by a measurement region of the distance sensor, and a control unit configured to control the robot to operate based on the distance information measured by the distance sensor at the measurement position set by the setting unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160334305

Misfire determination apparatus for internal combustion engine

A misfire determination apparatus includes a rotation variation amount acquisition unit that obtains a rotation variation amount (Δne), which is a difference between a first angular velocity variation amount (Δω1) obtained during an expansion stroke of an arbitrary cylinder of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and a second angular velocity variation amount (Δω2) having been obtained in relation to a cylinder that has reached the expansion stroke n (where n is a positive integer) revolutions of a crankshaft before the arbitrary cylinder reaches the expansion stroke, and a misfire determination unit that, when the obtained rotation variation amount (Δne) exceeds a predetermined threshold (Δneth), determines that a misfire has not occurred in the internal combustion engine when a predetermined condition is established, and determines that a misfire has occurred in the internal combustion engine when the predetermined condition is not established.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160334304

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine that includes: a first detection unit detecting, as a first parameter, a temperature of a nozzle tip of an injector; and a second detection unit detecting, as a second parameter, a heat quantity of a cylinder head, and executes a dew condensation determination by using at least one of the first parameter and the second parameter, the control device includes: a third detection unit detecting an evaluation value allowing to evaluate a state of the internal combustion engine, a threshold value for selecting which parameter of the first and second parameters is selected being set with respect to the evaluation value, wherein the control device switches a parameter to be used to the first parameter, to the second parameter, or to both the first and second parameters in accordance with the evaluation value when executing the dew condensation determination.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160334204

Layer thickness measurement method

Provided is a fifth step for obtaining a removal depth of a second electrode mixture layer (first opaque layer) corresponding to an integrated value from the integrated value of the value corresponding to the number of applying pulses integrated thus far, based on a correlation between the value corresponding to the number of applying pulses of pulse laser and the removal depth of the second electrode mixture layer grasped in advance, once it is determined that a white light applying target has changed from the second electrode mixture layer to a solid electrolyte layer (second opaque layer) and acquiring the removal depth as a thickness of the second electrode mixture layer.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160334010

Control apparatus for vehicle

A first transmission mechanism provided on a first power transmission path and a second transmission mechanism provided on a second power transmission path are provided in parallel with each other between a driving force source and a drive wheel. A first clutch mechanism transmits power or interrupts transmission of power in the first power transmission path. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333922

Sliding bearing

Provided is a sliding bearing that has a bearing inner peripheral surface covered by a resin overlay layer configured from a binder resin and a solid lubricant and/or hard substance, reduces the running-in time during an operation start, and can obtain the effect of increasing wear resistance and the effect of reducing friction. In the sliding bearing, halved members resulting from halving a cylinder parallel to the axial direction are disposed at the top and bottom, the inner peripheral surfaces of the top and bottom halved members are covered by a resin overlay layer configured from a binder resin and a solid lubricant and/or hard substance, and a fine groove is provided to an axial-direction end of the bottom halved member in the peripheral direction from the mating surface at the downstream side in the rotational direction to a predetermined bearing angle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333840

Fuel supply device

A fuel pipe of a fuel supply device includes: a first side wall having a mounting surface to which an injector cup and a bracket are attached; and a second side wall to which the injector cup and the bracket are not attached. A peripheral wall of the injector cup extends at least from a position on a bottom-end side relative to a centerline in a mounting surface to a position on an upper-end side relative to the centerline, and is fixed to the mounting surface at a part of the mounting surface on the bottom-end side relative to the centerline and at a part thereof on the upper-end side relative to the centerline.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333829

Control device for internal combustion engine

An egr device is operated and egr is executed, when a temperature of a first cooling water that cools a cylinder block and a cylinder head is higher than an egr allowable temperature, and a working point of the internal combustion engine that is fixed by a load and an engine speed is in an egr execution region. The egr execution region is variable with respect to a temperature of the second cooling water (the temperature of the second cooling water is lower than the first cooling water) that cools the intake port, and the egr execution region is narrowed to a high load side in a case where the temperature of the second cooling water is lower than a threshold value temperature, as compared with a case where the temperature of the second cooling water is higher than the threshold value temperature.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333820

Cylinder head

The cylinder head includes: an intake port; a low-temperature cooling water channel for circulating low-temperature cooling water; a high-temperature cooling water channel for circulating cooling water of a higher temperature than the cooling water flowing through the low-temperature cooling water channel; and a gas channel for recirculating a portion of blow-by gas or egr gas to the intake port. The low-temperature cooling water channel is configured to include a first water jacket that covers at least one portion of the wall surface of the intake port on an intake-air upstream side relative to an opening end opening at a wall surface of the intake port from the gas channel.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333819

Control device for compression-ignited internal combustion engine

A control device for a compression-ignited internal combustion engine includes a nozzle that includes plural injection holes arranged at intervals in the circumferential direction and that directly injects fuel to a combustion chamber, a piston that includes a cavity with an inner circumferential side surface to which a distance from the nozzle varies in the circumferential direction, a first injection hole for injecting fuel to a portion of the inner circumferential side surface to which the distance from the nozzle is the largest out of the plural injection holes, a second injection hole for injecting fuel to a portion of the inner circumferential side surface to which the distance from the nozzle is the smallest out of the plural injection holes, a detection unit that detects a heat release rate in the combustion chamber, and a control unit that determines which of the first and second injection holes is abnormal.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333818

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An object is to achieve stable diesel combustion and improvement in the thermal efficiency of the diesel combustion in an internal combustion engine using a fuel having a relatively high self-ignition temperature. A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel injection valve capable of injecting fuel into a combustion chamber and an ignition device whose position relative to the fuel injection valve is set in such a way that it can ignite fuel spray directly. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333817

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An object is to achieve stable diesel combustion and improvement in the thermal efficiency of the diesel combustion in an internal combustion engine using a fuel having a relatively high self-ignition temperature. A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel injection valve capable of injecting fuel into a combustion chamber and an ignition device whose position relative to the fuel injection valve is set in such a way that it can ignite fuel spray directly. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333816

Control device for internal combustion engine

An engine is mounted in a vehicle configured to perform ev travelling. The engine includes a port injection valve that injects fuel to an intake port, a low pressure delivery pipe that stores the fuel for injection from the port injection valve, and a feed pump that compresses and thus supplies the fuel to the low pressure delivery pipe. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333808

Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas purification device which is arranged in an exhaust passage and includes a nox storage reduction (nsr) catalyst. The control apparatus, when the air fuel ratio of the air-fuel mixture is shifted from a lean air fuel ratio to the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, determines a predetermined nox amount so as to be larger when the temperature detected by the first detection unit is high in comparison with when the detected temperature is low, and when the storage amount of nox in the nsr catalyst is larger than the predetermined nox amount, performs the rich spike processing and then controls the air fuel ratio to the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, whereas when otherwise, controls the air fuel ratio to the stoichiometric air fuel ratio without performing the rich spike processing.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333800

Detecting actuation of air flow control valve of internal combustion engine and corresponding control thereof

An air flow velocity calculating device of a internal combustion engine, has a cylinder, a spark plug, an air intake passage, an air flow controlling valve, an air flow velocity calculating portion, and an electric discharge current controlling portion. An electric discharge between a center electrode and a ground electrode is sustained during an electric discharge sustaining period. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333781

Combustion status detection device for internal combustion engine

A reciprocating internal combustion engine includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor and a crank angle sensor. Data of calculated heat release amount in synchronization with crank angle is calculated using in-cylinder pressure after absolute pressure correction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333780

Internal combustion engine

The internal combustion engine comprises: operating members and operating by a predetermined pressure or more of oil pressure; a hydraulic oil path supplying hydraulic oil to the operating members through crank journals; a lubricating oil path supplying lubricating oil to crankpins through the crank journals; a hydraulic control valve linearly controlling an oil pressure supplied to the operating members due to change of that opening degree; and a control device. The control device controls the opening degree of the hydraulic control valve so that when operating the operating members, the predetermined pressure or more of oil pressure is supplied to the operating members, and controls the opening degree of the hydraulic control valve so that when not operating the operating members, less than the predetermined pressure of oil pressure is supplied to the operating members.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160333764

Engine apparatus

At every ignition cycle, when a duration change amount Δt30[i] is equal to or less than a reference value Δt30ref2, a misfire counter cmf is kept unchanged. When the duration change amount Δt30[i] is greater than the reference value Δt30ref2, on the other hand, the misfire counter cmf is incremented by value 1. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332630

Power supply control apparatus

A power supply control apparatus is provided with: a first calculating device configured to calculate a vehicle stop time rate on the basis of a travel history of the vehicle; a second calculating device configured to calculate a stoppable time rate on the basis of the travel history, and an estimating device configured to estimate an electric power amount associated with the idling stop control, on the basis of the calculated stoppable time rate if the idling stop control is allowed when the vehicle decelerates, and to estimate the electric power amount, on the basis of the calculated vehicle stop time rate if the idling stop control is not allowed when the vehicle decelerates.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332628

Control device for an internal combustion engine

A control device according to the present invention performs an automatic stop control in which an injection of fuel from a fuel injection valve is stopped and a rotation of an engine is stopped when an automatic stop condition is satisfied. Furthermore, the control device controls an injection operation of fuel and an ignition operation to the fuel in consideration of compression when the fuel is actually ignited in an expansion stroke cylinder, when a re-start demand occurs after an initiation of the automatic stop control and the engine is to be re-started by an ignition start-up. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332626

Driving force control apparatus for a four-wheel drive vehicle

Provided is a driving force control apparatus (10) configured to control driving forces applied to four wheels by controlling a driving force application apparatus (in-wheel motors (16fl to 16rr) and friction braking apparatus (24)) configured to apply driving forces to front left and right wheels (12fl and 12fr) and rear left and right wheels (12rl and 12rr) independently. The driving force control apparatus (10) is configured to: calculate vehicle body speeds vj at positions of the four wheels, vertical loads fzj of the four wheels, and a driving force fx required by a driver (s30 to s50); calculate, based on those values, target driving forces fxj for the four wheels to set tire sliding vectors of the four wheels to be the same (s60); and control the driving force application apparatus such that the driving forces of the four wheels are equal to corresponding target driving forces, respectively (s70).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332625

Vehicle

A suspension characteristic is changed depending on a travel state by a simple structure. An ecu uses a vehicle speed-spring constant setting part to calculate a target spring constant depending on a vehicle speed, and uses a spring constant-frequency setting part to calculate a set frequency corresponding to the target spring constant. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332622

Vehicle control device and vehicle control system

A vehicle control device includes a vehicle speed control unit configured to execute a vehicle speed control for automatically accelerating a vehicle, regardless of an accelerator operation. The vehicle speed control unit prohibits an execution of the vehicle speed control during a predetermined period, after a detection is made that the vehicle collided, and permits the execution of the vehicle speed control after an elapse of the predetermined period.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332618

Controller for vehicle

A vehicle includes an engine, a rotary machine, at least one driving wheel, a first clutch disposed between a power transmission path and the rotary machine, the power transmission path being defined between the engine and the driving wheel, the first clutch being switched to an engaged state or a disengaged state, a one-way clutch disposed in parallel with the first clutch, an oil temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of oil supplied to a power transmission part including the rotary machine, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to limit an operating zone in which a predetermined traveling mode is allowed when the oil temperature detected by the oil temperature detector is low compared to when the oil temperature is high, where the predetermined traveling mode is a traveling mode in which the vehicle travels with the rotation of the rotary machine being stopped.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332614

Hybrid vehicle

When the drive mode of a hybrid vehicle is a dual motor drive mode, a counter c is incremented by value 1. When the drive mode is not the dual motor drive mode, the counter c is reset to value 0. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332566

Regulation speed display apparatus of vehicle

The invention relates to a regulation speed display apparatus of a vehicle. The apparatus causes a display device to display a detected regulation speed as a standard regulation speed when a traffic sign in a shot landscape is not a traffic sign with an auxiliary sign. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332529

Power supply apparatus of vehicle

A power supply apparatus of a vehicle includes: auxiliary machines electrically connected between a battery and a converter; and a control device controlling inverters and the like based on a required vehicle power including a required charge discharge amount of the battery. The control device has a continuous voltage step-up mode and an intermittent voltage step-up mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332517

Vehicle speed limit display device

A speed limit display device for a vehicle, includes an indicator configured to display information related to a speed limit of a road; an image obtaining device configured to capture an image of a landscape and obtain image data of the landscape; and an electronic control unit configured to detect the speed limit indicated on a traffic sign in the captured landscape, and display the speed limit on the indicator. The electronic control unit is configured to i) determine whether a predetermined condition is satisfied when the traffic sign is detected, the predetermined condition including a condition that a distance between the vehicle and the traffic sign be less than a predetermined distance, ii) display the detected speed limit when the predetermined condition is satisfied, and iii) not display the detected speed limit when the predetermined condition is not satisfied.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332220

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

An up-drawing continuous casting method according to the present invention is an up-drawing continuous casting method for forming a casting having a predetermined shape by drawing up molten metal held in a holding furnace, and includes: a step of introducing, into the molten metal, a hollow member configured to draw up the molten metal; and a step of flowing inert gas into the hollow member so as to pour the inert gas into the molten metal. The casting is formed by drawing up the molten metal with the hollow member after stopping the flowing of the inert gas into the molten metal.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/17/16 / #20160332144

Exhaust gas purifying catalyst and method for producing the same

Provided is an exhaust gas purifying catalyst with an excellent effect of suppressing deterioration due to aggregation of a noble metal catalyst that would occur during endurance at a high temperature. The exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes a porous support and a noble metal catalyst carried on the porous support. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160329602

Production method of laminate for a battery

A method for producing a laminate for a battery in which a first active material layer and a solid electrolyte layer are stacked, includes irradiating the laminate with a laser from a side of the laminate faced by the first active material layer to remove a part of the first active material layer. The reflectance of the laser by the solid electrolyte layer is 80% or more.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160329593

Fuel cell

A fuel cell is formed by laminating a plurality of power generating units. The power generating unit includes: a membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly; a sealing portion disposed along its outer circumference; a porous body flow path in which oxidant gas supplied to a cathode-side catalytic layer flows; a shielding plate provided between the sealing portion and the porous body flow path; and first, second separator plates configured to sandwich the membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly and the porous body flow path therebetween. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160329577

Terminal plate for fuel cell, manufacturing method of terminal plate for fuel cell, and fuel cell (as amended)

A terminal plate 160f is configured such that an electrically conductive aluminum core plate 181 having a current collector terminal 161 is placed between a titanium cell-side plate 182 and a titanium end plate-side plate 183 both having higher corrosion resistance. Both the cell-side plate 182 and the end plate-side plate 183 have plate outer peripheries extended more outward than the outer periphery of the core plate 181. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160329554

Production method of electrode laminate

A method for producing an electrode laminate having a current collector layer, an active material layer and a solid electrolyte layer includes applying an active material slurry onto a surface of the current collector to form an active material slurry layer, and applying an electrolyte slurry onto a surface of the active material slurry layer to form an electrolyte slurry layer. The active material slurry contains butyl butyrate and heptane, the electrolyte slurry contains butyl butyrate or contains butyl butyrate and heptane, and the mass % concentration of heptane in a dispersion medium in the active material slurry layer is higher than the mass % concentration of heptane in a dispersion medium in the electrolyte slurry.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160329323

Semiconductor device

A small semiconductor device having a diode forward voltage less likely to change due to a gate potential is provided. An anode and an upper igbt structure (emitter and body) are provided in a range in the substrate exposed at the upper surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160328974

Collision avoidance assistance device and collision avoidance assistance method

A collision avoidance assistance device includes an object detection unit configured to detect the object, a planned execution timing determination unit configured to determine a planned execution timing, a motion characteristics value acquisition unit configured to acquire a motion characteristics value in a comparison target time span which is a predetermined time span later than a detection timing at which the object detection unit detects the object and prior to the planned execution timing, and a collision avoidance assistance determination unit configured to determine whether or not to execute the collision avoidance assistance at the timing prior to the planned execution timing, based on the result of comparison between the motion characteristics value and a reference motion characteristics value in the comparison target time span obtainable from a history of the past motion characteristics values.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160327948

Misrecognition determination device

A misrecognition determination device is provided. The misrecognition determination device may be configured such that a plurality of traveling parameters that is used for driving control of a vehicle and is based on input data is calculated, a difference between each two of the plurality of traveling parameters is calculated, a weighting coefficient is calculated according to an orthogonality between each two pieces of input data in a traveling situation of the vehicle, and a determination is made whether misrecognition has occurred in a parameter group, which includes the plurality of traveling parameters, using the values each generated by multiplying the difference by the weighting coefficient.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160327118

Torsional vibration damping device

A vibration damping device that can prevent interference between a rolling mass and a cover resulting from deformation of the cover caused by pressure rise, and that can suppress noises is provided. The torsional vibration damping device comprises: a rotary member that is arranged in a torque converter; a rolling mass that is oscillated relatively to the rotary member by torque pulse; a bore that is formed on an outer circumferential portion of the rotary member in such a manner as to penetrates through the rotary member in a direction parallel to a rotational center axis; a cover that covers the rolling mass and the bore liquid-tightly to protect from oil in the torque converter; and a deformation-preventing member that prevents a deformation of the cover in a direction toward the rolling mass.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160327009

Engine control device and engine control method

A control device for an engine including an egr system, the control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to forcedly open and close an egr valve and make a malfunction diagnosis of the egr system, during fuel cutoff, perform ignition timing retard control when the engine returns from the fuel cutoff, and set the ignition timing at a start point of the ignition timing retard control to a more advanced value when an elapsed period from the malfunction diagnosis of the egr system to a return from the fuel cutoff is short, as compared with the case where the elapsed period is long, so as to reduce a retard amount of the ignition timing at the start point of the ignition timing retard control, relative to the ignition timing immediately before the start of the ignition timing retard control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160326975

Control system of internal combustion engine

A control system of an internal combustion engine which can suppress a drop in the purification performance of an exhaust purification catalyst is provided. The control system of an internal combustion engine is provided with an exhaust purification catalyst and downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, performs feedback control so that an air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas which flows into the exhaust purification catalyst becomes a target air-fuel ratio, and performs target air-fuel ratio setting control which alternately switches the target air-fuel ratio to a lean set air-fuel ratio which is leaner than a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio and a rich set air-fuel ratio which is richer than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160326947

Combustion chamber structure of spark-ignition internal combustion engine

A combustion chamber structure for a spark-ignition internal combustion engine includes a combustion chamber, an ignition plug, and a guide portion. The combustion chamber is configured to produce tumble flow that swirls in an axial direction of a cylinder. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160326936

Filter abnormality determination system

A filter abnormality determination system includes: a pm sensor configured to introduce a part of exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas passage on the downstream side of a filter into a sensor body and to correlate a sensor output with an amount of particulate matter accumulated on a sensor element in the sensor body; an abnormality determining unit configured to perform filter abnormality determination on the basis of the output of the pm sensor; a determination timing determining unit configured to determine a timing at which the abnormality determining unit performs the abnormality determination on the basis of an estimated amount of particulate matter accumulated on the sensor element; and a determination performing adjusting unit configured to adjust the performing timing determined by the determination timing determining unit depending on a variation of an exhaust gas flow rate per unit time in the exhaust gas passage in which the pm sensor is disposed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160326933

Control device for internal combustion engine

The control device simultaneously starts rich-spike operations for two cylinder groups. When starting the rich-spike operations, the amounts of reducing agent to be introduced into nsr catalysts connected to the respective banks are calculated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160326930

Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine

In an engine exhaust passage, in order from an exhaust upstream side, an nox storage and reduction catalyst, no oxidation catalyst, no2 reduction catalyst, and selective reduction catalyst may be arranged. An air-fuel ratio of an exhaust gas which flows into the nox storage and reduction catalyst may be temporarily switched to a rich air-fuel ratio which may be adapted for generating ammonia from nox which may be stored in the nox storage and reduction catalyst. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160326927

Exhaust gas purification apparatus of internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine, includes an oxygen ion conductor which can conduct oxygen ions when a voltage is applied to the conductor and a nox absorption/discharge device. The nox absorption/discharge device is formed by a first electrode provided on a first surface of the oxygen ion conductor and a second electrode including silver and provided on a second surface of the oxygen ion conductor opposite to the first surface across the oxygen ion conductor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325787

Cowl louver anchoring structure

A cowl louver anchoring structure with a cowl louver main body that is disposed along a vehicle transverse direction at a lower end portion side of a front windshield; an accommodating portion that is fixed to the lower end portion side of the front windshield, and whose vertical cross-section along a vehicle longitudinal direction is u-shaped; a mounting portion that is provided at a rear end side of the cowl louver main body, and that is anchored to the accommodating portion by being inserted into the accommodating portion; a plurality of anchor convex portions that are provided at the mounting portion, along a direction of assembling the mounting portion to the accommodating portion and plurality of anchored-on convex portions that are provided at the accommodating portion along the direction of assembling the mounting portion to the accommodating portion and on which the plural anchor convex portions are anchored respectively.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325752

Controller for vehicle

A controller for a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a rotary machine, at least one driving wheel, a first clutch disposed between a power transmission member and the rotary machine, the power transmission member being disposed between the engine and the driving wheel, the first clutch being configured to be switched to an engaged state or a disengaged state, and a second clutch disposed in parallel with the first clutch, the second clutch being a one-way clutch. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325750

Travel control apparatus

The apparatus determines whether or not the preceding vehicle is travelling in the overtaking lane at a speed lower than a travelling speed of the host vehicle. In a case where it is determined that the preceding vehicle is travelling in the overtaking lane at the speed lower than the travelling speed of the host vehicle, the apparatus performs the travel control of overtaking the preceding vehicle under a predetermined condition. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325747

Vehicle provided with continuously variable transmission device

A vehicle is provided with a continuously variable transmission device and an electric control unit controlling an engine, a motor generator, and the continuously variable transmission device. The electric control unit selects any one of a plurality of operation modes, having different correlations between a driver's accelerator operation amount and a control throttle opening, to suit driver's requests, and performs a number-of-revolutions increase control for increasing an engine rotation speed according to at least one of elapsed time from a time point of a vehicle speed increase and elapsed time from a time point of an acceleration request in a case where the control throttle opening exceeds a predetermined threshold. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325738

Vehicle

A vehicle configured to suppress a variation in a deceleration during braking. When a regeneration braking force is generated by a hybrid ecu to brake a hybrid vehicle, and an abnormality occurs to communication between the ecu and a brake ecu, the ecu gradually decreases a magnitude of a target regeneration braking force as the time elapses. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325735

Control system for power transmission unit

A control system for a power transmission unit to start an engine by a motor even if one of the engagement elements cannot be engaged or disengaged. If a rotational speed of the engine cannot be raised to a predetermined speed during motoring even if sending out an initial command for disengaging one of the engagement elements while engaging other engagement element, the control system sends out an alternate command for engaging said one of the engagement elements while disengaging said other engagement element to bring the engine into an allowable condition to be started.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325733

Hybrid vehicle

In a hybrid vehicle including an engine, a motor driven by a battery output, and a continuously variable transmission, when acceleration is requested, an ecu executes feeling-of-acceleration producing control for gradually increasing an engine rotation speed from an initial value neini lower than an optimum rotation speed. With the battery output, the ecu makes up for a shortfall of engine output caused by the feeling-of-acceleration producing control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325731

Hybrid vehicle

During deceleration with operation of an engine, an amount of wall surface deposition qmw is estimated to tend to increase with a decrease in corrected operation time tonad that is based on an operation time ton of the engine. A target amount of fuel injection qf* is set by adding a correction value qfmw that is set according to a variation in the amount of wall surface deposition qmw to a base amount of fuel injection qftmp. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325730

Controller, control method and control system for a vehicle

A vehicle includes an engine (2), a rotary machine (mg2), at least one driving wheel (25), a transmission member (11) arranged between the engine (2) and the driving wheel (25), a clutch (cl1) having a first engagement element (32) connected to the transmission member (11) and a second engagement element (33) connected to the rotary machine (mg2), the clutch (cl1) being configured to engage or disengage the first engagement element (32) and the second engagement element (33), and a controller. The controller includes an electronic control unit (40) configured to perform an idling mode after the clutch (cl1) is disengaged while the vehicle is traveling. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325727

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

A travel route of a vehicle from a present location to a destination is divided into sections. For each of the sections, a travel load of when the vehicle travels in the section in the ev mode is set. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325720

Vehicle braking control device

The inventive vehicle braking control device performs a brake assist control of increasing a braking force for avoiding a collision of a vehicle at a more appropriate time. The device comprises a portion which acquires an estimated time until a vehicle reaches to an obstacle; a portion which judges based on a braking operation amount and a braking operation speed value if the driver performed an urgent braking operation; and a portion which determines the start of a braking force assist control when an urgent braking operation is judged in a case that the estimated time is less than a first predetermined time, wherein, if the estimated time is less than a second predetermined time shorter than the first predetermined time, the urgent braking operation is judged when the braking operation amount exceeds a threshold value irrespective of the braking operation speed value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325641

Occupant protection device

An occupant protection device includes: a lumbar support section that is displaceable between an upper limit position and a lower limit position, and is displaceable between an advanced position pressing against the lumbar region and a retreated position further to a seatback rear side than the advanced position; a displacement mechanism that displaces a frontmost location of the lumbar support section; a rear collision prediction section that predicts a rear-end collision to a vehicle; and an actuation controller that, in cases in which a vehicle rear-end collision has been predicted by the rear collision prediction section in a state in which the frontmost location of the lumbar support section is not at the lower limit position, controls the displacement mechanism, and sets the frontmost location at the lower limit position and at the advanced position.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325636

Hybrid vehicle with means for disconnection of a depleted auxiliary battery in order to allow for more rapid main battery charging

A sub dc/dc converter converts an output voltage of a charger into a level of an output of an auxiliary battery, and outputs the output voltage to a power supply line connected to a plg-ecu and the auxiliary battery. A control unit interrupts a current path from the power supply line to the auxiliary battery when a voltage of the sub auxiliary battery is equal to or lower than a prescribed value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325635

Electric vehicle externally chargeable by two different methods

This vehicle includes an inlet for performing external charging of a first method as well as a charging cord and a relay for performing external charging of a second method. During external charging of the first method, a battery charger is controlled such that electric current having a value smaller than or equal to a current value indicated by a pilot signal flows. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325632

Contactless power transfer system and method of controlling the same

An electric power reception control unit of a vehicle generates an electric power transmission command for adjusting received electric power to an electric power reception command. The generated electric power transmission command is transmitted from the vehicle to a charging station via radio communication. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325628

Braking control apparatus and braking control method for vehicle

A braking control apparatus for a vehicle, the vehicle including a drive regeneration imparting device (10) and a hydraulic braking system (20), the drive regeneration imparting device being configured to impart a driving force or a regenerative braking force to the vehicle, the hydraulic braking system being configured to impart a hydraulic braking force to the vehicle by adjusting a hydraulic pressure in a wheel cylinder provided in a wheel, the braking control apparatus includes: an electronic control unit (100) configured to, when the hydraulic braking force is reduced based on a reduction in brake operation amount that is an operation amount of a brake operation member, execute a correction process, the correction process being a process of reducing the regenerative braking force that is being imparted to the vehicle by the drive regeneration imparting device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325613

Drive device for hybrid vehicle

An engine (12) and a motor (mg2) are arranged on different rotational axes (c1, c3). A driven gear shaft (28) is arranged to rotate about the rotational axis (c3) shared with a rotor shaft (30) of the motor (mg2). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/10/16 / #20160325347

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

An up-drawing continuous casting apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention is an up-drawing continuous casting apparatus including a molten metal holding furnace (101) configured to hold molten metal (m1) therein, and a shape determining member (102) placed on a molten metal surface of the molten metal (m1) and configured to determine a sectional shape of a casting (m3) to be casted when retained molten metal (m2) led out from the molten metal surface passes through the shape determining member (102). The shape determining member (102) includes inner shape determining plates (1041, 1042) connectable to each other, and an inner shape determining plate (1043) serving as a connecting member configured to connect the inner shape determining plates (1041, 1042) to each other.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160322621

Secondary battery

Provided is a secondary battery that exhibits excellent retention of an electrolyte solution in an electrode body and excellent high rate charging and discharging characteristics. A secondary battery provided by the present invention includes an electrode body, which has a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator that electrically isolates the positive electrode from the negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160322159

Method of manufacturing rare earth magnet

A manufacturing method includes: manufacturing a sintered compact having a composition of (rl)x(rh)ytzbsmt; manufacturing a precursor by performing hot deformation processing on the sintered compact; and manufacturing a rare earth magnet by performing an aging treatment on the precursor in a temperature range of 450° c. To 700° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160321920

Vehicle surroundings monitoring device

When a vehicle speed is equal to or lower than a vehicle speed threshold value, a display displays an imaged image in which an icon is displayed at the position corresponding to the object as an overhead view display image. When the vehicle speed exceeds the vehicle speed threshold value, the display displays an icon display image in which the icon is displayed at the position corresponding to the object as the overhead view display image. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160320776

Automated driving system of vehicle

A driving plan of the vehicle is generated based on the map information and the information on the surroundings of the vehicle detected by a detection sensor, and an automated driving operation of the vehicle is controlled based on this driving plan. When a change in the operating state of the engine is predicted from the driving plan, an advanced control of the control command value of the engine operation control device where the control command value of the engine operation control device is made to change is started in advance of the predicted change of the operating state of the engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319930

Vehicle drive apparatus

A mechanical oil pump, an electric oil pump, and a strainer are disposed inside a transmission case. As a suction oil passage that returns an excess hydraulic pressure in a hydraulic control device to the mechanical oil pump, a common oil passage extending from the hydraulic control device, a branch point, a first oil passage extending from the branch point to the mechanical oil pump, and a second oil passage extending from the branch point to the electric oil pump are formed in the transmission case. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319784

Controller for internal combustion engine and control method therefor

When a state where a lowered amount of a detection value of high-pressure side fuel pressure with respect to target fuel pressure is at least equal to a specified lowering determination value at least continues for a specified lowering determination time, a pump high-temperature determination is set “on”. In the case where the pump high-temperature determination is set “on”, boost control for increasing pressure of fuel that is supplied from a feed pump to a high-pressure pump (a set value of feed pressure) from a low-pressure set value to a high-pressure set value is executed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319773

Vehicular fuel cooling device

A vehicle fuel cooling device includes a return passage and a fuel cooling unit arranged on the return passage. A non-injected surplus fuel of a fuel supplied to a fuel injection valve is returned to a fuel tank through the return passage as a return fuel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319768

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block, a cylinder liner, a piston, and a piston ring. The cylinder liner has a cylindrical shape, and is provided inside the cylinder block. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319766

Multicylinder engine

A multicylinder engine includes a plurality of intake ports, a plurality of in-cylinder injectors, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to initially set a value of a control parameter of the multicylinder engine, individually for each of the cylinders, such that there is a common regularity between a distribution among the cylinders, of a difference of the value of the control parameter of each of the cylinders from the value of the control parameter of a reference cylinder, and a distribution among the cylinders, of a difference of the distance of a narrowed portion of each of the cylinders from the distance of the narrowed portion of a reference cylinder. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319759

Control system for internal combustion engine

A control system reduces the amount of fuel injected from a second fuel injector in one cycle to an amount smaller than a second basic injection amount according to operating conditions of an internal combustion engine, and increases the amount of fuel injected from a first fuel injector in one cycle to an amount larger than a first basic injection amount according to operating conditions of the engine, during a predetermined period after a flow restricting operation is finished, so as to reduce fluctuations in the air-fuel ratio due to fluctuations in the wall temperature.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319757

Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine

Rich control is performed to hold an air-fuel ratio of an exhaust gas discharged from an engine combustion chamber temporarily richer than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio by injecting additional fuel into a cylinder in an expansion stroke or exhaust stroke while an exhaust gas recirculation rate is made lower than a base exhaust gas recirculation rate. A variable valve timing mechanism able to change an overlap period is provided. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319755

Control system of internal combustion engine

A control system of an internal combustion engine is provided. The engine includes a turbocharger, a bypass passage, a wastegate valve, an exhaust-gas recirculation passage, and an exhaust-gas recirculation valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319750

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine which has a plurality of cylinders comprises port fuel injectors, cylinder fuel injectors, an exhaust purification catalyst arranged at an engine exhaust passage, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, and a control device controlling a combustion air-fuel ratio and a ratio of feed of fuel from two fuel injectors, wherein the control device is configured to be able to perform average air-fuel ratio control where it alternately controls an average air-fuel ratio to a rich air-fuel ratio and a lean air-fuel ratio and inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio control where it controls the combustion air-fuel ratios of the cylinders so that the combustion air-fuel ratios of the cylinders become richer and leaner than the average air-fuel ratio. The control device controls the feed ratio so that an amount of fuel feed from the port fuel injectors becomes greater than an amount of fuel feed from the cylinder fuel injectors for cylinders where the combustion air-fuel ratio is made leaner than the average air-fuel ratio when the inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio control is being performed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319736

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprises a variable compression ratio mechanism that changes the relative position of a cylinder block with respect to a crankcase and a controlling device that controls the variable compression ratio mechanism. The variable compression ratio mechanism contains a driving device that rotates a shaft that includes an eccentric axis, and the drive device includes a clutch that blocks reverse input and is disposed in a drive power transmission route that transmits the rotational power of a motor to the shaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319732

Engine system and controller, control system and control method for engine system

A controller for an engine system includes an exhaust-driven turbocharger including a compressor and a turbine, an exhaust gas recirculation unit configured to recirculate exhaust gas from a downstream portion of the turbine in an exhaust gas passage to an upstream portion of the compressor in an intake gas passage, and a cooling unit configured to cool the turbine, the controller includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to set a degree of cooling of the turbine based on a predetermined condition in which a gas temperature at an outlet portion of the compressor is higher than a predetermined temperature and the recirculating of exhaust gas is performed, and set a higher degree of cooling of the turbine when the predetermined condition is satisfied compared to a degree of cooling of the turbine when the predetermined condition is not satisfied.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319729

Combustion chamber structure of spark-ignition internal combustion engine

A combustion chamber structure includes a squish area located in a first region surrounded by an opening of an intake port and a wall of a cylinder bore in an outer peripheral portion of the combustion chamber. The first region has a first height, and the first height is smaller than the height of any region of the outer peripheral portion of the combustion chamber other than the first region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319722

Catalytic converter and method for designing the catalytic converter

A catalytic converter capable of uniformizing an exhaust gas flow velocity to realize uniform temperature distribution and improved purification performance, and a method for designing the catalytic converter. A catalytic converter includes a catalyst base composed of an inner base material part having inner cell holes and an outer base material part having outer cell holes, and an exhaust pipe composed of an upstream-side pipe, a catalyst housing pipe and a downstream-side pipe. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160319705

Adjustable valve device of internal combustion engine

An adjustable valve device includes: a first cam portion penetrated by a camshaft, rotating with the camshaft, and including an elongated hole formed therein; a u or l shaped second cam portion supported by the first cam portion so as to swing to move between a first state and a second state; a stopper pin fixed to the second cam portion and penetrating through the elongated hole; a biasing member biasing the stopper pin so that the second cam portion becomes in the first state; a lock mechanism locking the second cam portion only when the second cam portion is in the first state; and a cam follower exerting a reactive force so that the second cam portion becomes in the second state in a state where a lock of the second cam portion is released, wherein the reactive force is greater than a biasing force of the biasing member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318560

Vehicle rear portion structure

A vehicle rear portion structure includes: a moving portion that is disposed at a vehicle rear end portion at an inner side of each of two corner portions of the vehicle width direction, the moving portion including a wall face that extends in a vehicle front-and-rear direction and a vehicle up-and-down direction, and the moving portion being movable to a stowed position and to a protruded position at which the moving portion protrudes from the stowed position to a rear side in the vehicle front-and-rear direction; a control section that moves the moving portion from the stowed position to the protruded position in a case in which a speed of the vehicle exceeds a specific speed; and a light-emitting portion that is disposed at the moving portion and emits light to the rear side in the vehicle front-and-rear direction relative to the vehicle rear end portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318556

Heterogeneous material joint structure

In a battery frame, an upper panel is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and first reinforcements are made of sheet metal. Head portions of rivets are disposed at the upper panel side, and a diameter dimension of the head portions is set larger than that of caulking portions of the rivets. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318552

Vehicle front portion structure

A vehicle front section structure includes: a pair of left and right front side members extending along a vehicle front-rear direction at both vehicle width direction sides of a power unit installed in a vehicle front section; a spacer including an angled wall that is provided at a side face on a vehicle width direction outer side of the front side member, that is disposed at the vehicle width direction outer side of the side face, and that increases in distance from the side face on progression toward a vehicle front side, and including a rear end wall extending from a rear end of the angled wall toward the side face, and a spacer extension portion that is provided at the vehicle width direction outer side of the angled wall of the spacer, and that includes an extension wall extending the rear end wall of the spacer toward the vehicle width direction outer side.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318519

Control device for hybrid vehicle

A belt tension control device is mounted on a hybrid vehicle that is provided with an engine, a motor, a belt transmitting power between the engine and the motor, and tension changing means capable of changing tension applied to the belt. The belt tension control device is provided with control means for estimating a combustion torque relating to ignition start-up or a motor torque relating to the motor which is required to start the engine before the engine start-up and controlling the tension changing means to change the tension applied to the belt, based on the estimated motor torque before the engine is started, according to the estimated combustion torque so that torque to be transmitted to the engine from the motor is transmitted via the belt.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318518

Travel control apparatus

A travel control apparatus is configured to perform an overtaking travel on a host vehicle with a vehicle travelling ahead as an overtaking target vehicle during an autonomous driving of the host vehicle. In a case where the overtaking travel starts, the apparatus determines whether or not the overtaking target vehicle accelerates during the overtaking travel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318514

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system to reduce shocks under an autonomous mode is provided. The vehicle control system is configured to select an operating mode of a vehicle from a manual mode in which a driving force and a braking force are controlled manually by a driver, and an autonomous mode in which the driving force and the braking force are controlled autonomously. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318512

Vehicle travel control device

A vehicle travel control device that makes a vehicle travel on the basis of a target travel trajectory, wherein when it is determined that the direction of the vehicle is outward in the lane width direction on the basis of the lane center of the target lane, the vehicle travel control device generates the target travel trajectory on the assumption that the direction of the vehicle is a direction along the lane center of the target lane or is inward in the lane width direction on the basis of the lane center of the target lane.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318508

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

A power that is required to start an engine, a required power of a driver of a hybrid vehicle, a power that is consumed by auxiliaries and a power that is outputtable from an electrical storage device are obtained. A first correction value is obtained such that the first correction value becomes a smaller value as the obtained outputtable power increases, the first correction value becomes a larger value as the outputtable power reduces and the first correction value is a positive value or a negative value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318507

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a first motor that cranks the engine, and a second motor for propelling the hybrid vehicle, and is able to perform motor driving by using the first motor and the second motor as driving force sources. The control apparatus includes a controller that controls the first motor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318505

Control system for hybrid vehicle

A control system for hybrid vehicles that prevents an occurrence of shock resulting from manually shifting an operating mode is provided. The control system is configured to switch an operating mode between hv mode in which the vehicle is powered mainly by the engine and ev mode in which the vehicle is powered mainly by said motor in response to a manual switching operation. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318504

Control system for hybrid vehicle

An electronic control unit included in a control system is configured to execute a change of a combustion mode in an inertia-phase period during a gear shift operation, or after the gear shift operation is completed, when a request for the change of the combustion mode and a request for a gear shift of the transmission mechanism overlap. The electronic control unit is configured to execute the change of the combustion mode in the inertia-phase period during the gear shift operation when conditions i) and ii) are established, and execute the change of the combustion mode after the gear shift operation is completed when conditions i) and iii) are established. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318502

Indicator apparatus for hybrid vehicle, hybrid vehicle, indicating method for hybrid vehicle

An indicator apparatus for a hybrid vehicle includes a display region having a range that extends between first and second ends of the display region. The display region displays a first mark to indicate to the driver a first state amount that changes in accordance with the output demand from the driver, a first edge of the first mark moving across the range between the first and second ends of the display region as the first state amount changes. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318469

Vehicle front section structure

An extension portion extending out toward the vehicle width direction outer side is provided at a rear face of a vehicle width direction outer side end portion of bumper reinforcement. A projection portion projecting out toward the vehicle front side is disposed at a front face of the extension portion, at a position separated to the vehicle width direction outer side of the vehicle width direction outer side end portion of the bumper reinforcement. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318420

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system to prevent a shortage of driving force during shifting from single-motor mode to dual-motor mode is provided. The control system is applied to a vehicle having at least two motors. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318417

Electrical storage system

An electrical storage system includes an electrical storage device, a voltage sensor, a current sensor and a controller. The electrical storage device is configured to be charged with electric power from an external power supply. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318416

Power supply apparatus of vehicle

A power supply apparatus of a vehicle includes: an engine and a first mg; a battery; a converter stepping up a voltage of the battery and supplying the stepped-up voltage to an inverter of the vehicle; and a control device controlling the converter in a continuous voltage step-up mode in which the converter is continuously operated and an intermittent voltage step-up mode in which the converter is intermittently operated. The control device estimates an soc of the battery based on battery current ib flowing into and out of the battery, and forces the battery to be charged by the engine and the first mg when an estimate value of the soc is lower than a predetermined lower limit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318414

Non-contact electric power transmission system, charging station, and vehicle

A power source ecu transmits a first message for inquiring whether or not a vehicle is parked at a location provided with a power transmission device, after full-scale power transmission is completed. A vehicle ecu transmits a second message for informing that the vehicle is parked, when it receives the first message. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318404

Power supply device for vehicle and method for controlling the same

Provided are a power supply device for a vehicle provided with a battery, a converter, and a controller, and a method for controlling the same. The controller controls the converter in a continuous boost mode in which the converter is continuously operated and an intermittent boost mode in which the converter is intermittently operated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318371

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes a control unit. The control unit limits an output of an electrically powered compressor included in an air conditioner when a shutter has a closed failure in which the shutter cannot be set to an opened state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318285

Vehicle-interior material and production method therefor

There is provided a vehicle-interior material, and in particular an instrument panel, which is thin, and which imparts a pleasant tactile sensation. In this integrated-urethane foam molded vehicle-interior material, a urethane foam layer is integrally molded between a resin skin material and a base material. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/03/16 / #20160318125

Laser processing apparatus

A laser processing apparatus includes: a head main body housing an optical system; and a nozzle that is fastened to the head main body by thread fastening and that applies the laser beam to a workpiece. The nozzle has a nozzle hole through which the laser beam passes. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315512

Rotary electric machine rotor

A rotor (12) includes i) a stacked body (24) in which a plurality of holed steel plates (28a, 28b) provided with holes (29, 30) punched out of insulation coated steel plates are stacked together, and that includes a plurality of magnet holes (34) each of which is provided by the plurality of holes (29, 30) being connected together in an axial direction, and ii) a plurality of magnets (31n, 31s), at least one of which is arranged in each of the magnet holes (34). The plurality of holed steel plates (28a, 28b) include a first holed steel plate (28a) that contacts a first magnet (31n) that is one magnet, of two magnets (31n, 31s) that are adjacent in a circumferential direction from among the plurality of magnets (31n, 31s), and supports the first magnet (31n), at at least one circumferential portion, but does not contact a second magnet (31s) that is another magnet, and a second holed steel plate (28b) that contacts the second magnet (31s) and supports the second magnet (31s), but does not contact the first magnet (31n, 38n, 50n, 60n).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315492

Power supply control device and power supply control method

A main battery and a sub-battery serving as an auxiliary power source are provided to supply electric power to auxiliary machinery groups h1 to h3. In the state of normal power supply by the main battery, when the main battery is not degraded (step s102: no), a lower limit value of soc of the sub-battery is set equal to 0% (step s108). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315479

Electric power conversion system

An electronic control unit of an electric power conversion system is configured to, when voltages of first and second batteries are stepped up in parallel and a temperature of a common switching element exceeds a threshold temperature, execute on time change control such that following conditions i) and ii) are satisfied: i) a trailing edge of one of the first and second pwm signals and a leading edge of the other one of the first and the second pwm signals connect with each other; and ii) the sum of the on time of the first and second pwm signals in a single pwm control period falls within a range from the single pwm control period to an allowable period. The electronic control unit is configured to change an on time of at least one of the first and second pwm signal in the on time change control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315377

Roof antenna for vehicle

A roof antenna for a vehicle is provided having an antenna unit that receives radio waves, an antenna cover that covers the antenna unit, and an annular pad interposed between the antenna cover and the roof, wherein the pad includes a base that is retained at an inner side of a lower end of the antenna cover, an extension portion provided at a position opposing the lower end of the antenna cover, that extends from the base to an outer side of the lower end of the antenna cover, that can be tilted in a direction away from the lower end of the antenna cover, and that is formed from an elastic structure, and a lip formed at a tip of the extension portion and that is distanced from the outer side of the lower end of the antenna cover, and the extension portion is tilted to move away from the lower end of the antenna cover when a force in a direction away from the lower end of the antenna cover acts on the lip.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315376

Roof antenna for vehicle

A roof antenna for a vehicle is provided having an antenna unit that receives radio waves, an antenna cover that covers the antenna unit, and an annular pad interposed between the antenna cover and the roof, wherein the pad has an antenna cover reception unit formed from an elastic structure formed at a portion, of the pad, opposing a lower end of the antenna cover, and that is pressed by the lower end of the antenna cover to elastically deform in a pressed direction, and a lip unit formed on an outer circumferential end of the antenna cover reception unit, that covers an outer circumference of the lower end of the antenna cover, and that is in contact with the roof.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315357

Device for controlling alkali storage battery

Provided is a device for controlling an alkali storage battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an ion conductor layer that is filled between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The negative electrode contains a composite alloy that contains a hydrogen storage alloy and a coating layer containing a tipd phase as a major component, the hydrogen storage alloy has a bcc structure containing ti and v, a surface of the hydrogen storage alloy is coated with the coating layer, and the tipd phase contains ti and pd at a molar ratio ti:pd of 1:1. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315353

Anode active material and all solid secondary battery

A main object of the present invention is to provide an anode active material capable of enhancing improvement of heat resistance in an all solid secondary battery. The present invention solves the problem by providing an anode active material comprising an active material particle having carbon as a main component, and a coating layer containing lixpoy (2≦x≦4, 3≦y≦5) and formed on a surface of the active material particle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315342

Fuel cell system

In order to make a power generation quantity of a cell for fuel cell increase in a short time when a drop in moistness of the cell causes the power generation quantity of the cell to decrease, a cathode of the cell includes a conductive material, catalyst, and ionomer which covers the conductive material and catalyst. If an output voltage value of the cell is lower than a predetermined threshold voltage value and an electrical resistance value of the cell is higher than a predetermined threshold resistance value, control for increasing an oxidizing gas amount which increases an amount of oxidizing gas sent to the cell is performed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315338

Method of controlling fuel cell system

There is provided a method of controlling a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell, a tank that is configured to store a fuel gas filled through a filler port of fuel gas provided in an outer plate of a vehicle, and a main stop valve that is configured to change over between opening and closing to open and close a fuel passage arranged from the tank to the fuel cell. The method comprises controlling the main stop valve to change over from opening to closing in response to detection of an operation for gas filling to fill the fuel gas into the tank, when a control accompanied with opening of the main stop valve is performed during a stop of the vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315324

Active material composite particle, electrode active material layer, and all solid lithium battery

An active material composite particle is capable of suppressing a reaction with a sulfide solid electrolyte material at high temperature. The active material composite particle may include an oxide active material of rock salt bed type and a coat layer containing lithium niobate formed on a surface of the oxide active material, wherein a thickness of the coat layer is in the range of 25 nm to 94 nm.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315321

Cathode active material for sodium batteries, and sodium battery

A cathode active material for sodium batteries has excellent discharge capacity, and a sodium battery has the cathode active material for sodium batteries. A cathode active material for sodium batteries is represented by a general formula na4co(3-x)mx(po4)2p2o7; m is any of fe, cr, mn and al; x is 0.015≦x≦0.21 when m is fe; x is 0.03≦x≦0.18 when m is cr; x is 0.006≦x≦0.24 when m is mn; and x is 0.03≦x≦0.06 when m is al.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315190

Insulated gate switching element

An insulated gate switching element includes: a semiconductor substrate; a gate insulating film disposed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate; and a gate electrode disposed on the gate insulating film. The semiconductor substrate includes a first semiconductor region, a base region, and a second semiconductor region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315157

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of semiconductor device

Described herein is a semiconductor device comprising: a semiconductor substrate; a trench provided at a surface of the semiconductor substrate; a first insulating layer covering an inner surface of the trench; and a second insulating layer located at a surface of the first insulating layer in the trench. A refraction index of the first insulating layer is larger than a refraction index of the second insulating layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315151

Insulated gate switching element and method of controlling the insulated gate switching element

A semiconductor substrate includes: a first conduction type first semiconductor region exposed at a first surface; a second conduction type main base region exposed at the first surface at a position adjacent to the first semiconductor region; and a second conduction type surface layer base region which is exposed at the first surface at a position adjacent to the main base region and has a smaller thickness than that of the main base region. A gate electrode is disposed across upper portions of the first semiconductor region, the main base region, and the surface layer base region.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160315140

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of semiconductor device

An igbt region includes a collector layer, a first drift layer, a first body layer, an emitter layer, and a trench gate reaching the first drift layer through the first body layer from a front surface side of a semiconductor substrate. A diode region includes a cathode layer, a second drift layer, and a second body layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160314899

Method of manufacturing rare earth magnet

A method includes: manufacturing a sintered compact represented by (rl)x(rh)ytzbsmt and has a grain boundary phase; manufacturing a rare earth magnet precursor from the sintered compact; and performing a heat treatment on the rare earth magnet precursor at 450° c. To 700° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160313738

Automatic driving vehicle system

An automatic driving vehicle system includes: a surrounding information recognition unit that recognizes surrounding information of a vehicle; a vehicle state recognition unit that recognizes a vehicle state of the vehicle; a running plan generation unit that generates a running plan based on the surrounding information of the vehicle and that generates a control band of a target control value for the vehicle in the running plan, based on at least one of the vehicle state and the surrounding information; a first computation unit that computes a command control value such that the vehicle state becomes a target vehicle state corresponding to the target control value, based on the running plan, the vehicle state and the control band; and an actuator that controls the running of the vehicle based on the command control value. The system may also include an actuator control unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312902

Valve device and poppet

A valve device includes: a poppet that is formed in a hollow shaft shape except for a leading end, has a tapered closure part at the leading end and a side hole passing through a wall of the hollow shaft-shaped part, and rotates around a shaft center thereof during opening and closing actions; and a valve seat having a sloped seat surface with which the closure part of the poppet comes into contact when closing the valve device. The closure part of the poppet or the seat surface of the valve seat, whichever has a higher hardness, has a cut mark of the opposite direction from a direction of rotation of the poppet around the shaft center that occurs during the valve closing action.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312889

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided to improve a response and an acceleration feel of a vehicle having a continuously variable transmission. The vehicle control system is configured to control an output power of a prime mover and a speed ratio of a transmission in such a manner that an actual driving force is increased stepwise to the required driving force to be achieved by a kick-downshifting so as to temporarily hold an increase in an acceleration during execution of the kick-downshifting.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312885

Control apparatus for vehicle

The present disclosure relates to a control apparatus for a vehicle. The vehicle includes an engine, and a transmission that is coupled to the engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312854

Cvt ring member and method for manufacturing the same

Provided is a cvt ring member having a nitrided layer on a surface thereof. The cvt ring member includes a chemical composition containing, by mass, c: 0.43 to 0.70%, si: 2.50% or less, mn: 1.00% or less, cr: 1.50 to 4.00%, mo: 0.50 to 3.00% and v: 1.00% or less while satisfying a relation of formula 1: 159×c(%)+91×si(%)+68×cr(%)+198×mo (%)+646≧1,000, and the balance being fe and unavoidable impurities. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312736

Monitoring device for fuel injection amount control apparatus

A microcomputer determines that an abnormality has occurred in calculation functions regarding calculation of an injection amount command value and the like, based on a deviation of the injection amount command value, in an increasing manner, from a monitoring injection amount. The microcomputer calculates, based on a cooling fluid temperature of an engine, a start-up injection amount such that the start-up injection amount becomes smaller when the cooling fluid temperature is high than when the cooling fluid temperature is low, and uses the start-up injection amount as the injection amount command value immediately after the completion of start-up of the engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312735

Fuel injection control device and fuel injection control method for internal combustion engine

A control device for an engine includes an ecu. The ecu is configured to: control an actual fuel pressure supplied to a fuel injector to a target fuel pressure; calculate a required energization time required for fuel injection equivalent in amount to a required injection quantity; set a energization time for each injection based on the required energization time; execute a switching processing for switching a manner in which the energization time is set when the required energization time is shorter than a predetermined time; set the required energization time as a set value of the energization time through the switching processing when a deviation between the actual fuel pressure and the target fuel pressure is equal to or larger than a predetermined value; and set the predetermined time as the set value of the energization time when the deviation is less than the predetermined value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312734

Integrated vehicle control apparatus and integrated control method

An integrated control apparatus includes an internal combustion engine, a stepped automatic transmission, a power train manager, and an engine controller. The power train manager is configured to: output a target torque and a forenotice torque to the engine controller; start lowering of the target torque after a specified time elapses from a timing of an upshifting instruction; lower the forenotice torque prior to the lowering of the target torque. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312727

Diagnostic system for internal combustion engine

A diagnostic system for an internal combustion engine includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor and an ecu. The ecu is configured to: (a) determine whether each cylinder of the evaluation target cylinder group is a lean cylinder; (b) estimate a degree of leanness of the air-fuel ratio of the present lean cylinders when the lean cylinders are present in the evaluation target cylinder group; (c) calculate a polytropic index in an expansion stroke for each cylinder; (d) correlate relationship information for defining a relationship between the polytropic index in the expansion stroke and an air-fuel ratio index value with the polytropic index in the expansion stroke of a reference lean cylinder; and (e) calculate the difference in air-fuel ratio between cylinders on the basis of the polytropic index of the reference lean cylinder, the relationship information correlated with the polytropic index of the reference lean cylinder.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312722

Exhaust gas control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A rich control for temporarily declining an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas discharged from an engine combustion chamber is performed by an additional fuel being injected into a cylinder in an expansion stroke or an exhaust stroke in a state where a throttle opening degree is switched from a base throttle opening degree to a throttle opening degree for the rich control and an egr rate is switched from a base egr rate to an egr rate for the rich control. The rich control is terminated by returning the throttle opening degree (vth) to the base throttle opening degree (vthb), stopping the injection of the additional fuel (qa), and temporarily increasing the amount of a main fuel (qm). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312669

Variable valve mechanism of internal combustion engine

A variable valve mechanism of an internal combustion engine includes a plurality of swing members and a variable device that displaces a control shaft to displace a plurality of slider gears of the swing members at a time, thereby changing valve lifts of the plurality of swing members at a time by meshing of helical splines. The swing members include a first swing member for a predetermined cylinder of a plurality of cylinders and a second swing member for a cylinder other than the predetermined cylinder, and a helix angle of the helical splines varies between the first and the second swing members. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160312048

Lustrous coating material composition, lustrous resin film, and multilayer coating film

Provided is a lustrous coating material composition comprising a flaky titanic acid, a phosphoric acid group-containing resin, and an acrylic resin and being capable of forming a lustrous resin film which has a good silky texture with a high luster and which is sufficiently excellent in not only initial adhesion but also water-resistant adhesion with the occurrence of peeling being sufficiently suppressed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311464

Lane change assistance apparatus

The apparatus includes: a lane change assistance unit configured to perform the lane change assistance after elapse of a margin time set in advance from the time when a direction indicator at the adjacent lane side is switched to an on-state by a driver of the vehicle; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not an amount of steering to the adjacent lane side by the driver during the margin time is equal to or greater than a steering amount threshold value, or to determine whether or not the vehicle moves to the adjacent lane side due to a driver's steering during the margin time by a lateral distance set in advance.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311460

Steering device

A fastening mechanism fastens a first side plate to a second side plate by a fastening member. A boss with a rhombic cross-section of the fastening member is inserted into a telescopic-adjust long groove of the second side plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311439

Hybrid car

A hybrid car includes an engine, a first motor, a second motor, a planetary gear, a disconnecting mechanism, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to control the engine and the first motor such that the first motor gives the engine a damping torque of the same phase as a pulsating component of a torque of the engine and the first motor starts the engine by cranking the engine when the engine is started with the shift position being the position for traveling. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311437

Idling stop control device

The invention relates to an idling stop control device of a vehicle. The control device starts an execution of a decompression control at an engine-speed-decreasing-period timing within an engine-speed-decreasing period when an inclination gradient is a downward slope gradient smaller than a predetermined gradient. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311435

Vehicle engine activation control system

A vehicle engine activation control system includes a starter connected to a battery; an idle stop control unit configured to automatically stop an engine and automatically reactivate the engine by the starter; an input unit configured to generate an operation request in response to input from a driver; an electric parking brake device including an electric motor connected to the battery, wherein the electric motor starts driving in response to the operation request; and a mediating unit configured to prohibit the reactivation of the engine by the idle stop control unit when the electric motor is in a driving state in response to a predetermined operation request, and also to prohibit the driving of the electric motor in response to the predetermined operation request while the engine is being reactivated by the idle stop control unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311434

Vehicle engine activation control system

A vehicle engine activation control system includes a starter connected to a battery; an input unit configured to generate an operation request in response to input from a driver; an electric parking brake device including an electric motor connected to the battery, wherein the electric motor starts driving in response to the operation request; an idle stop control unit configured to automatically stop an engine and automatically reactivate the engine by the starter; and a mediating unit configured to prohibit the driving of the electric motor in response to a predetermined operation request, in at least one of a case where the predetermined operation request is generated while the engine is automatically stopping or after the automatic stopping of the engine is completed, and a case where the predetermined operation request is generated during the reactivation of the engine.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311431

Autonomous driving vehicle system

An autonomous driving vehicle system includes a travel plan generation unit configured to generate a travel plan and a control width of a target control value, a travel control unit configured to calculate an instruction control value, and a behavior determination unit configured to determine whether or not a behavior change which is opposite to the most recent behavior change is performed. In a case where it is determined that the opposite behavior change is performed, the travel control unit is configured to calculate the instruction control value such that a behavior change amount of the most recent behavior change is smaller and becomes in the restricted vehicle state corresponding to the state within the control width compared to the case where the current vehicle state is caused to follow the target vehicle state when it is determined that the opposite behavior change is not performed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311426

Motor controller for hybrid vehicle

In a hybrid vehicle, noise occurrence caused in a rectangular wave control of a motor is restricted when a motor running mode is selected with a converter boosting limit applied. A motor controller for a hybrid vehicle mounted with an internal combustion engine and a motor as power sources is provided. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311425

Control apparatus for vehicle and control method for vehicle

An electronic control unit is configured to: i) calculate a restriction target value of input electric current to a battery depending on detection value of a current sensor, in a charge control of charging the battery such that charging electric power to the battery is below a permissible value, ii) calculate voltage value of the battery when the battery is charged based on the restriction target value, in a case where the detection value exceeds the restriction target value, iii) calculate a basic permissible value of the charging electric power to the battery, from the restriction target value and the voltage value, and iv) set a regeneration restriction rate to a higher value, as a difference value between the restriction target value and the detection value increases, or as at least one of vehicle speed and the charging electric power when the detection value exceeds the restriction target value increases.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311395

Vehicular pedestrian protecting airbag device

A vehicular pedestrian protecting airbag device that is capable of suppressing increases in weight and cost accompanying reinforcement measures, and capable of maintaining good pedestrian protection performance of an upper face of a hood. An automobile pedestrian protecting airbag device is installed at a vehicle lower side of a rear end section of a hood at a vehicle rear side of a protruded portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311341

Fuel cell-equipped vehicle and control method therefor

A vehicle which includes a fuel cell, a receptacle, a lid, and a fixing pin, and which stores a detection of the open state during a period from a time point of a latest end of operation of the vehicle to a time point of input acceptance of a start-up instruction. If a detection of an open state has been stored in a memory at a time point of input acceptance of a start-up instruction, then the vehicle executes a retry operation of temporarily moving the fixing pin of the fixed position to the released position and thereafter moving the fixing pin again to the fixed position during an operating period of the vehicle from the time point of input acceptance of the start-up instruction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311340

Fuel cell system

An object of the invention is to distinguish the situation of filling a reactive gas from the other situations and perform a control for the purpose of protecting a filling port and a nozzle from being damaged. There is provided a fuel cell system mounted on a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311337

Contactless power transfer system and power transmission device

A power reception unit includes a resonance circuit for contactlessly receiving electric power output from power transmission units. Each of the power transmission units is configured to be able to form a plurality of resonance circuits having circuit configurations different from each other. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311324

Electric vehicle

An electric vehicle includes a motor, an inverter, a battery, a cooler configured to cool the inverter, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to execute following when abnormality occurs to the cooler: i) set a vehicle speed, at which an induced voltage by the motor becomes at most equal to an input voltage that is input to the inverter from the battery side, as vehicle speed limit, and ii) control the motor such that the electric vehicle travels within a range of the vehicle speed limit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311306

Drive device for hybrid vehicle

A first bearing device (68) rotatably supports a rotor shaft (30) of a motor (mg2) on a driven gear (24) side in an axial direction of the rotor shaft (30). A second bearing device (70) rotatably supports one (32) of a driven gear shaft (28) and an output shaft (32). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311305

Power transmission structure of vehicle

A power transmission structure of a vehicle, which is provided with a first rotor, a second rotor, and a metallic cylinder. In this power transmission structure, the reduction shaft and the second rotor shaft receive reaction force from the cylindrical metallic member in radially opposite directions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311304

Vehicle

A fuel remaining amount is recognized by a control device by a discrete numerical value. In a period that continues until execution of only the electric power supply in which the engine is stopped after the electric power supply is initiated (time is to t1), that is, in a period when no soc recovery history is generated, the control device calculates an electric power supply possible time tsp with a sum of an electric power generation possible time tgs based on a fuel remaining amount detection value flv# and a discharging possible time tel based on the soc. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311301

Vehicle battery mounting structure

A vehicle battery mounting structure includes: an energy absorption member that is provided at a vehicle body lower side of a floor panel, and that includes a first side wall portion sloping toward a vehicle body upper outside at a vehicle width direction inside of the energy absorption member, as viewed from a vehicle body longitudinal direction; and a battery frame made of resin that is disposed at the vehicle width direction inside of the first side wall portion, that supports a battery, and that includes a second side wall portion sloping toward the vehicle body upper outside at the vehicle width direction outside of the battery frame, as viewed from the vehicle body longitudinal direction, and facing the first side wall portion in the vehicle width direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311119

Bolt retrieval apparatus and bolt retrieval system

A retrieval apparatus for retrieving a bolt includes a guide including an opening that passes through the guide vertically, a first plate that includes a first end, a second plate that includes a second end, the first end and the second end being arranged facing each other so as to define an adjacent region, on an upper side of the opening. When the bolt is inserted from inside the opening toward the adjacent region, the first plate and the second plate abut against the bolt and pivot upwards, and the first end and the second end abut against a side surface of the bolt and grip the bolt.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/27/16 / #20160311118

Bolt retrieval apparatus

A retrieval apparatus for retrieving a bolt includes a guide including an opening that passes through the guide vertically, a first plate that includes a first end, the first end including a first notch that includes a v-shape when the first plate is viewed from above, a second plate that includes a second end, the first end and the second end facing each other so as to define an adjacent region, on an upper side of the opening of the guide. When the bolt is inserted from inside the opening toward the adjacent region, the first plate and the second plate abut against the bolt and pivot upwards, and the first notch and the second end abut against a side surface of the bolt and grip the bolt.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160309023

Incoming call notification control system

. . An incoming call notification control system includes a call sending /receiving unit that sends and receives a phone call to and from an operator within a mobile object, a learning unit configured to analyze a content of a past phone call of the operator with a caller via the call sending/receiving unit, determine an attribute of the caller relevant to an importance of phone calls between the operator and the caller, based on a result of the analysis, and store the determined attribute of the caller in a storage unit, and an incoming call notification controller configured to control execution or non-execution of incoming call notification to the operator, according to the attribute of the caller stored in the storage unit, and a situation in which the operator is placed, when the call sending/receiving unit receives a phone call.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160308399

Power transmission device and power reception device

An ac line filter is connected to an enclosure serving as a ground. A power transmission unit is configured to transmit electric power to a power reception device in a contactless manner. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160308341

Electrical junction box and wire harness

An electrical junction box includes a housing attachable to an object to be attached, a housing support member holding the housing and attachable to the object to be attached, and male and female screw members. The housing support member includes a first portion to be engaged with a first engaging portion in the housing, thereby achieving positioning therewith, a second portion to be engaged with a second engaging portion in the housing, thereby achieving positioning therewith, an extending portion extending between the first and second portions to be engaged, and a through hole provided to an end of the extending portion on the second portion to be engaged side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160308292

Electrical connector and method for mounting electrical connector on circuit board

Provided is an electrical connector mounted on a circuit board and including: a first connection terminal whose one end is electrically connected to the circuit board; a housing for supporting the first connection terminal while having the other end of the first connection terminal surrounded by lateral walls and disposed inside the housing, and having an opening toward an upper part opposite to a bottom part where the housing makes contact with the circuit board; a second connection terminal whose one end is electrically connected to the other end of the first connection terminal and whose other end is electrically connected to an external connection terminal inserted in the electrical connector; a lid for engaging the opening of the housing and covering the other end of the first connection terminal and the second connection terminal. The lid has a penetration hole configured to ventilate the housing.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160308228

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack; a centrifugal compressor that compresses and supplies the oxidant gas to the fuel cell stack; a regulating valve that controls pressure at an outlet of the compressor; and a control unit that controls the compressor and the regulating valve, wherein the control unit determines a rotation speed of the compressor and an open degree of the regulating valve based on a target air flow rate corresponding to a current value instructed to the fuel cell stack, actuates the compressor based on the determined rotation speed, and actuates the regulating valve based on the determined open degree. The control unit executes feedback control to reduce the difference between an actual air flow rate and a target air flow rate by changing the open degree of the regulating valve while maintaining the rotation speed of the compressor.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160308214

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a negative electrode current collector core; and a negative electrode mixture layer that is formed on the negative electrode current collector core. The negative electrode mixture layer contains a diene rubber binder. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160308185

Separator for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and manufacturing method thereof

A separator includes a substrate layer made of a resin and a heat resistance layer. The heat resistance layer contains heat-resistant fine particles and a binder. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160307055

Stereoscopic object detection device and stereoscopic object detection method

A second classification unit classifies each set of classified parallax points is classified into any one of a stereoscopic object category, a road surface category, and an unknown category based on the distribution of the longitudinal positions of the parallax points belonging to the set in the parallax image. A road surface estimation unit estimates a road surface based on the parallax points of the set classified into the road surface category, and a third classification unit classifies a set corresponding to a stereoscopic object among the sets classified into the unknown category based on the estimated road surface.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160307051

Traveling road surface detection device and traveling road surface detection method

A traveling road surface detection device is provided. The traveling road surface device determines a road surface area, a stereoscopic object existence area where a stereoscopic object exists, and an indeterminate area other than the road surface area and the stereoscopic object existence area based on a parallax image of the surroundings of the vehicle, detects a traveling road surface that sequentially extends in a direction away from the vehicle based on the captured image, estimates a height position of a road surface within the road surface area based on the parallax information, and specifies an area including a parallax point with a height equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value from the height position of the road surface in the indeterminate area as a parallax height existence area based on the estimated height position of the road surface and the parallax information.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160307026

Stereoscopic object detection device and stereoscopic object detection method

A stereoscopic object detection device including a first detection unit configured to detect a road surface and a stereoscopic object; a second detection unit configured to detect the stereoscopic object by a millimeter-wave radar; and a detection control unit configured to detect the stereoscopic object based on the detection result of at least one of the first detection unit and the second detection unit. The detection control unit is configured to detect the stereoscopic object based on the detection result of the first detection unit when the stereoscopic object is within a range where the road surface is detectable by the first detection unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160306030

Arrangement structure for peripheral information detection sensor and self-driving vehicle

An arrangement structure for a peripheral information detection sensor includes the peripheral information detection sensor, a detection portion of which detects peripheral information of a vehicle, and an interior trim member. The peripheral information detection sensor is disposed at a vehicle cabin interior side of a windshield glass whose exterior surface is wiped by a wiper. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305843

Rotating body balance correcting apparatus and rotating body balance correcting method

A balance of a rotating body is measured by a balance measuring device while the rotating body is rotated. The balance of the rotating body is corrected by irradiating a laser with a laser radiation device at a first processing portion of the rotating body that is set based on the measurement result and removing that processing portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305785

Road surface detection device and road surface detection system

A road surface detection device that detects a road surface region based on disparity information obtained from a captured image of an area around a vehicle that is captured by an onboard camera, includes a path estimating portion that estimates a travel path where the vehicle will travel, based on driving information of the vehicle; and a detecting portion that weights the disparity information, and detects a road surface region in the captured image based on the weighted disparity information, wherein when the detecting portion weights the disparity information, the detecting portion gives less weight to the disparity information positioned on a side away from the travel path in the captured image than to the disparity information positioned on a side near the travel path in the captured image.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305522

Power transmission system

A power transmission system includes a first transmission provided in a first power transmission path, a second transmission provided in a second power transmission path, a first engagement device, a second engagement device, a third engagement device, a fail-safe valve, and an electronic control unit. The third engagement device selectively connects or interrupts one of the first and second power transmission paths. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305495

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch comprises inside clutch elements and outside clutch elements. The inside clutch elements include: an inside pocket plate where inside pawl members are held; an inside notch plate where inside recesses to engage with the inside pawl members are formed; and an inside selector plate disposed between the inside pocket plate and the inside notch plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305466

Fastening structure

A sealing rubber 24 is integrally molded to an outer peripheral face 20b and a lower face 20c of a flange portion 20 of a collar 16, and a protruding portion 28 is continuously formed along the circumferential direction around a through-hole 14a in an upper face 14b of a resin member 14.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305392

Ignition control system for internal combustion engine

An ecu outputs an ignition signal si to an ignition apparatus through an ignition communication line. The ignition apparatus performs the closing operation of an ignition switching element, in a period during which the ignition signal si is input. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305391

Ignition control system for internal combustion engine

An ecu outputs an ignition signal si to an ignition apparatus through an ignition communication line, and outputs a discharge waveform control signal sc with a logic h through a waveform control communication line. The ignition apparatus performs the closing operation of an ignition switching element, in a period during which the ignition signal si is input. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305389

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device includes: a brake hold unit that maintains brake force even when an operation of a brake pedal is released; an engine start unit that performs start request of an engine in a case that any one of a plurality of start conditions is satisfied; and a driving assistant unit that forcibly starts the engine when the engine is not started even if predetermined first start condition among the plurality of start conditions is satisfied in a case that the brake hold unit is- not in operation, and does not forcibly start the engine when the engine is not started even though predetermined second start condition among the first start condition is satisfied in a case that the brake hold unit is in operation.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305361

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

In a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, a vapor concentration learned value learned as a concentration of fuel in purge gas is reflected in an injection amount command value used for fuel injection amount control. An electronic control unit changes a reflection mode of reflecting the vapor concentration learned value in the injection amount command value depending on a pattern of switching an inlet through which the purge gas flows into an intake passage, between a first inlet and a second inlet upstream of the first inlet, and executes the reflection in the changed reflection mode during a period from a start of an intake of intermediate gas into a cylinder to completion of the intake of the intermediate gas. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305356

Control apparatus of internal combustion engine

A control apparatus includes a control member performing a center position control to align a specific crank angle of an engine with egr system, which angle is called as center position, with a reference position when the engine is driven under a predetermined range. The center position is a geometric center of a figure defined by a transition of heat generation ratio through fuel combustion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305309

Cooling apparatus for internal combustion engine

The cooling apparatus includes two cooling water circulation system in which the temperatures of the cooling water are different. A low-temperature cooling water circulation system includes an lt radiator that is disposed partway along a circulation circuit and that performs heat exchange between low-temperature cooling water and external air, a temperature sensor that detects the external air temperature, and an adjustment apparatus that adjusts an amount of low-temperature cooling water that is introduced into the lt radiator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305037

Method for forming heat-shielding film and heat-shielding film structure

A second heat-shielding film 20 produced by anodizing treatment of both surfaces of pure al foil with an al purity equal to or larger than 99.0% is disposed on a surface of a first heat-shielding film 12 that is formed by anodizing treatment of a surface of a combustion chamber configuring component 10 formed from an al alloy (al purity of less than 99.0%) as a based material. A heat resistant adhesive is poured from between these heat-shielding films, and the heat resistant adhesive is heated and cured (an intermediate layer 22). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160305007

Method of manufacturing ferrous metal component

A method of manufacturing a ferrous metal component includes: performing an element removal treatment on a workpiece formed of a ferrous metal material; and performing a surface hardening treatment on the workpiece through a carburizing treatment after the element removal treatment. In this method, the element removal treatment is performed under a condition of a higher temperature and a lower pressure than in the carburizing treatment.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304999

Method for processing metal-cast article

A method for processing a metal-cast article according to an aspect of the present invention includes a correcting step of starting to pressurize the metal-cast article by a press machine (10, 20) before a temperature of the metal-cast article 40 decreases to 200° c. Or lower after casting is finished. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304132

Powertrain unit

A powertrain unit includes an engine and a power transmission device that transmits drive force of the engine to a drive wheel of a vehicle, the power transmission device including a transmission provided in a power transmission path between the engine and the drive wheel. An oil pan is provided below the transmission. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304126

Vehicle control device

By a display unit of a vehicle control device, a lane line which partitions a driving lane and a neighboring lane is displayed on a display screen in a perspective from a host vehicle to the front of the host vehicle and the lane line is displayed while the position of the lane line is changed according to a progress situation of a lane change. For this reason, a movement of the lane line in a display of the display screen and a movement of the lane line at the point of view of a driver of the host vehicle become more similar. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304124

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided to propel a vehicle in a stabilized manner when switching an operating mode from an autonomous mode to a manual mode. The vehicle control system is configured to: control an operating condition of the vehicle; determine an execution of steering operation by the driver; and continue the autonomous control of the steering wheel if the steering wheel cannot be operated by the driver when the autonomous control of the vehicle is interrupted by a manual operation of a driver and hence the operating mode is switched from the autonomous mode to the manual mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304099

Sleepiness detecting device

A device for detecting the sleepiness of a driver driving a vehicle is designed to determine if the resetting of threshold values for detection of sleepiness is performed based upon its necessity when an interruption of the driving occurs. The inventive device computes successively an eyelid opening/closing characteristic amount from time intervals between transitions between an opened state and a closed state of an eyelid detected successively; sets threshold values using the eyelid opening/closing characteristic amounts obtained in a predetermined period; and judges the driver feels sleepiness when the eyelid opening/closing characteristic amount deviates from a range defined with the threshold values. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304098

Road surface gradient detection device

A road surface gradient detection device is provided. The road surface gradient detection device includes an image area setting unit configured to divide a captured image to set a plurality of image areas, a weighting setting unit configured to set the weighting of the pixel range, a representative height calculation unit configured to calculate the representative parallax of each image area and the representative height of each image area based on the parallax of each pixel range, the coordinates of each pixel range, and a magnitude of the weighting of each pixel range, and a road surface gradient detection unit configured to detect the road surface gradient from the captured image based on the representative parallax of each image area and the representative height of each image area.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304097

Vehicle traveling control device

A vehicle traveling control device includes an acquisition unit that acquires surrounding information on the vehicle; an external situation determination unit that determines whether there is space, into which the vehicle will enter, in the adjacent lane based on the surrounding information on the vehicle; and a vehicle control unit that causes the vehicle to change the lane along a traveling trajectory predetermined to change the lane from the traveling lane to the adjacent lane. The vehicle control unit is configured to move the vehicle along the traveling trajectory and place the vehicle in a waiting state at a waiting position if the external situation determination unit determines that there is not the space, and is configured to move the vehicle from the waiting position to the space if the external situation determination unit determines that there is the space while the vehicle is placed in the waiting state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304090

Drive support apparatus

To improve traveling safety of a vehicle by continuing an alarm after the end of a crash prevention control for preventing a crash between an own vehicle and a target object, a drive support apparatus of the invention detects the target object which exists in a predetermined detection area ahead of the own vehicle, starts to issue an alarm with an alarm generating part to a driver of the own vehicle if probability of a crash between the own vehicle and the target object is greater than a predetermined value, start a crash prevention control in which an automatic driving operation is performed for preventing the crash with the target object, and continues to issue the alarm until a predetermined timing (timing when the driver of the own vehicle performs a predetermined driving operation, for example) after the crash prevention control by the crash prevention controlling part has been ended.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304084

Controller for hybrid vehicle

A controller includes control means for controlling an electric motor such that a pulsation compensation torque corresponding to a pulsation component of a torque of an internal combustion engine, which appears in a drive shaft, is supplied to the drive shaft as a damping torque for suppressing vibrations of the hybrid vehicle, and determination means for determining whether a torque of the electric motor, excluding the pulsation compensation torque, is smaller than a predetermined value. When it is determined that the torque excluding the pulsation compensation torque is smaller than the predetermined value, the control means controls the electric motor such that the sum of the pulsation compensation torque and a pressing torque corresponding to the predetermined value is supplied to the drive shaft as the damping torque.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304083

Hybrid vehicle, controller for hybrid vehicle, and control method for hybrid vehicle with two stages catalyst warm-up in relationship with variable intake valve timing

A hybrid vehicle includes an electric motor, an internal combustion engine, an exhaust emission control device and a controller. The controller is configured to execute catalyst warm-up control for warming up a catalyst of the exhaust emission control device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304081

Hybrid vehicle

In the process of stopping an engine, upon satisfaction of an increase start condition that rotation speed ne of the engine becomes equal to or lower than a predetermined rotation speed nref1, a rate value rup is set to have an increasing tendency with a decrease in minimum torque tspmin (with an increase as the absolute value). A rate process using the set rate value rup is performed to increase a motoring torque tsp (motor torque command) from the negative minimum torque tspmin.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304078

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle controls a hybrid vehicle, the hybrid vehicle including: a power source including an internal combustion engine and an electric; a recirculating device configured to recirculate an exhaust gas from an exhaust side to an intake side of the internal combustion engine; and a recirculation amount adjusting device configured to adjust an amount of the recirculation by the recirculating device. The control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle is provided with: a determining device configured to determine whether or not the internal combustion engine is stopped and electric running by the electric motor can be performed if the hybrid vehicle runs while operating the internal combustion engine; and a recirculation controlling device configured to control the recirculation amount adjusting device such that the amount of the recirculation by the recirculating device is larger than an amount when it is determined that the electric running cannot be performed, if it is determined that the electric running can be performed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304068

Braking force control device

A braking force control device includes an actuator configured to control a braking force generated in vehicle wheels of a vehicle and a control unit configured to output a braking force command value to the actuator. The control unit is configured to perform at least one of the following process of generating a braking force command value by performing a filter processing on a required braking force based on a braking operation amount using a filter having a smaller damping ratio than a damping ratio of a pitch motion of the vehicle when the required braking force increases, and generating the braking force command value by performing the filter processing on the required braking force based on the braking operation amount using a filter having a greater damping ratio than the damping ratio of the pitch motion of the vehicle when the required braking force decreases.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160304026

Door handle

A door handle includes a casing inside which an accommodation space is provided, and a lamp unit disposed in the accommodation space. The lamp unit includes a light emission element, a circuit board on which the light emission element is mounted, a housing that supports the circuit board, and a light guiding lens that guides light emitted from the light emission element in a predetermined direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160303985

Charge control apparatus

A charge control apparatus includes a control device configured to execute a refresh charge to fully charge a battery upon a predetermined refresh charge start condition being met, and execute a predetermined control according to a vehicle travel state under a situation where the control device does not execute the refresh charge, the predetermined control involving at least one of charging and discharging the battery. The control device suppresses the refresh charge when the control device detects at least one of a predetermined input from an external device and a predetermined vehicle operation.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160303966

Four-wheel-drive vehicle

A four-wheel-drive vehicle includes a driving source, main driving wheels, auxiliary driving wheels, a power transmitting member, a first mesh clutch, and a second mesh clutch. Meshing teeth on the driving source side of the first mesh clutch each have, along an entire tooth width thereof, an inclined surface in which a length in a rotational axis direction increases in a direction in which the meshing teeth on the driving source side rotate when the four-wheel-drive vehicle is traveling forward. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160303954

Vehicle member attachment structure and rear spoiler attachment structure

A recess is formed at a door outer panel, and a reference pin provided at a rear spoiler abuts a front wall of the recess, thereby enabling the rear spoiler to be positioned with respect to a back door in a vehicle front-rear direction and a vehicle vertical direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160303939

Stabilizer bushing and stabilizer-bar mounting device

A stabilizer bushing has a holding hole for holding a stabilizer bar and is to be mounted on a mounting surface of a vehicle-body-side component. A normal line to the mounting surface extends in a direction intersecting an up and down direction of a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160303938

Bracket

A bracket includes: a recessed portion capable of accommodating a bushing; and a mount portion to be mounted on a vehicle-body-side component, on which a stabilizer bar is to be mounted via the bushing. The recessed portion has a pair of opposed portions opposed to each other. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160303773

Producing method for cylinder block

A producing method for a cylinder block includes: a spraying step of spraying a metallic material onto a bore inner surface of at least one cylinder bore formed in the cylinder block to form a spray deposit thereon; a pressurizing step of applying a predetermined pressure onto a surface of the spray deposit formed on the bore inner surface in the spraying step; and a honing step of applying a honing processing to the surface of the spray deposit after the pressurizing step.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160303512

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

An object is to provide technology that enables an nox catalyst to exercise its nox reduction capability satisfactorily at any flow speed of the exhaust gas flowing into the nox catalyst. An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a selective catalytic reduction nox catalyst including at least a first catalyst layer having capability of reducing nox and a second catalyst layer having oxidation capability and arranged closer to a catalyst substrate than the first catalyst layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/20/16 / #20160303509

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

An apparatus may have a selective catalytic reduction nox catalyst including a high-temperature catalyst layer having high capability of reducing nox at high temperatures and a low-temperature catalyst layer having higher capability of reducing nox at low temperatures than that of the high-temperature catalyst layer. The low-temperature catalyst layer may be arranged closer to a catalyst substrate than the high-temperature catalyst layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160301246

Solar battery controller

. . . . A solar battery controller includes: a solar battery module including a plurality of solar battery clusters and a bypass portion, the plurality of solar battery clusters being arranged side by side in a direction that intersects with a traveling direction of a moving object, the plurality of solar battery clusters being connected in series, the bypass portion being configured to bypass the solar battery cluster to which a light intensity applied has decreased; a light intensity detecting unit configured to detect a light intensity that is applied to a corresponding one of the solar battery clusters, the light intensity detecting unit being arranged ahead of the corresponding one of the solar battery clusters in the traveling direction of the moving object; and a control unit configured to determine a maximum power point of the solar battery module.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160301119

Cooling system for on-vehicle secondary battery

If the battery temperature tb of the main battery is equal to or higher than the first temperature t0 and a noise level within a vehicle interior is equal to or higher than a predetermined value lo during inhibition of the first constant control under a predetermined condition, the cooling system performs second constant control for driving the cooling fan with a second command value d3 and also performs the problem detection processing based on an actual rotation rate of the cooling fan during the second constant control.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160301116

Cooling system for secondary battery

A secondary battery is installed on an electric vehicle and includes a cooling fan, a temperature sensor and a controller. The controller is configured to drive the cooling fan at a fixed command value for a predetermined period, when the temperature of the secondary battery becomes equal to or higher than a first predetermined temperature after the electric vehicle is started. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160301115

Cooling system for on-vehicle secondary battery

A cooling system includes a cooling fan that blows cooled air to a main battery and a temperature sensor. When the temperature of the main battery is equal to or higher than a first predetermined temperature after start up of an electric drive vehicle, the cooling fan is driven with a constant command value for a predetermined time period and detection process of abnormal condition is performed for detecting presence or absence of abnormal condition of the cooling fan based on an actual rotation speed of the cooling fan. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160301114

Cooling system for vehicle-mounted secondary battery

A cooling system for cooling a main battery 10 includes a cooling fan 40 and a temperature sensor 61 configured to detect a battery temperature tb. The cooling system performs constant control in which the cooling fan 40 is driven at a constant command value when the battery temperature tb reaches or exceeds a first temperature t0 after startup of the electrically powered vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160301089

Fuel cell system and control method thereof

A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell stack, radiator, stack side cooling water passage, radiator side cooling water passage, bypass cooling water passage, deionizer, stack side cooling water pump, and radiator side cooling water pump. The pump are formed from rotary pumps able to change directions and amounts of cooling water discharged by changes of drive speeds. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160301083

Method for producing fuel cell electrode

The present invention provides a method for producing a fuel cell electrode which is configured to be able to deliver stable electricity generation performance even if the humidity condition of the external environment is changed. Disclosed is a method for producing a fuel cell electrode comprising a catalyst layer that contains a catalyst composite-carried carbon containing platinum, a titanium oxide and an electroconductive carbon, wherein the method comprises: a first step of decreasing an amount of acidic functional groups on a surface of the catalyst composite-carried carbon by firing the catalyst composite-carried carbon at 250° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160301054

Battery

A battery according to the invention includes, as a separator, a first separator and a second separator having mutually different characteristics. The first separator and the second separator are disposed inside an electrode assembly in a state where the separators are not in contact with each other in a stacking direction of the electrode assembly. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160299176

Bus bar module

A bus bar module includes a first bus bar, a second bus bar, and a first magnetoelectric transducer. The second bus bar is placed in parallel to the first bus bar. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160299087

Method and apparatus for inspecting laminated iron core

There is provided a method for inspecting a laminated iron core structured by laminating a plurality of iron core pieces-having a predetermined shape and including therein a cooling flow path allowing refrigerant to flow therethrough, the refrigerant being supplied and discharged through openings formed at different positions. The method includes arranging a light projecting part and a light receiving part of a photosensor in the openings of the cooling flow path, respectively, and detecting light from the light projecting part by the light receiving part to thereby inspect a penetrating state of the cooling flow path.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298760

Control device and control method for vehicle

A control device for a vehicle includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to limit a second hydraulic pressure so that a switching valve is switched to a normal position when the following conditions i) and ii) are satisfied. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298758

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system to prevent a vehicle stopped in the autonomous mode from being started undesirably is provided. The vehicle control system is configured to select an operating mode from an autonomous mode and a manual mode, and to select a drive range from a drivable range and a non-drivable range. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298723

Flywheel

A flywheel that has a flywheel main body and an inertia ring is provided. The flywheel main body has a disc-like shape. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298704

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch includes a first plate, a second plate, a claw, a selector plate and a plate driving device. The selector plate rotates relative to the first plate between a locked position and a released position. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298628

Vacuum pump

A vacuum pump includes a rotor and a housing, which define a vacuum chamber. Rotation of the rotor generates negative pressure in the vacuum chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298587

Fuel supply device and fuel supply method for internal combustion engine

A fuel supply device includes an injector, a fuel pressurization device and an ecu. The fuel pressurization device includes an electromagnetic valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298586

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine where a tumble flow is generated inside a combustion chamber includes: a spark plug; an in-cylinder injection valve that injects fuel at a specific timing so that a fuel spray proceeds towards the vortex center of the tumble flow at the time of stratified charge combustion operation; a variable tumble flow device for making the strength of a tumble flow variable; and a control device configured, when the spray penetration force of fuel injected by the in-cylinder injection valve is increased due to a change over time of the internal combustion engine, to close the variable tumble flow device during the stratified charge combustion operation.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298559

Engine start control apparatus

An engine start control apparatus for a vehicle in which an engine can be automatically stopped temporarily is characterized in that when the position of a piston is within a range that is likely to cause ignition during automatic stop of the engine (yes in step s3), it is predicted that the electric power consumed in a starting device in restarting the engine is small, a second path with a large resistance is selected as an energization path from a battery to a starter motor (step s4), and starter start for cranking the engine by the starting device and ignition start based on fuel injection and ignition are executed (step s5) to restart the engine.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298558

Engine control device

There is provided an engine control device including (1) a regulator that regulates a flow rate per unit of time of exhaust gas discharged from an engine, and (2) a controller that, in cases in which an external temperature detection section detects an external temperature below freezing point, and a previous engine operation duration is shorter than a predetermined first duration, controls the regulator such that the flow rate rises to exceed a predetermined normal state, until a predetermined second duration has elapsed since the engine was started up.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298555

Control device for engine

A control device for an engine is configured to use a fuel containing alcohol, and the control device includes: an electronic control unit configured to: i) estimate a water content mixed in engine oil based on a history of a fuel injection amount during an operation of the engine; and ii) restrain freezing of water such that, when the water content thus estimated is a predetermined amount or more, the electronic control unit increases a mixing amount of the fuel into the engine oil as compared with a case where the water content thus estimated is less than the predetermined amount.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298532

Internal combustion engine

An object of the invention is to provide an internal combustion engine that suppresses a blow-by phenomenon in an overlap period, while allowing for formation of a favorable swirl flow in a combustion chamber. In the internal combustion engine, a housing space is formed in an opening of an exhaust port to the combustion chamber to be more recessed in a cylinder head than an exhaust port-side ceiling surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298526

Cooling device for internal combustion engine

High temperature (ht) and low temperature (lt) cooling water, the lt cooling water being at a lower temperature than the ht cooling water, circulate in ht and lt cooling water flows in respective channels. A controller controls to set the temperature of the lt cooling water lower in a case where an operating point of an engine lies in a particular region in an operational region of the engine, the particular region including a region in which the load is high and the engine speed is low, than in a case where the operating point lies in an operational region other than the particular region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298511

Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine

The risk of a particulate filter from being damaged is reduced while an increase in pressure loss of the particulate filter due to ash is suppressed. Micropore zones are defined at upstream sides of partition walls of a particulate filter and macropore zones are defined at downstream sides of partition walls. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298503

Control device and control method for internal combustion engine

An ecu calculates a target phase angle of an intake valve, a target phase angle of an exhaust valve, and a target overlap period based on a rotational speed and a load factor of an engine. The ecu is configured to, in the case where valve timings of the intake valve and the exhaust valve are advanced, set the target phase angle of an intake valve and the target phase angle of the exhaust valve as the target phase angles of the exhaust valve and the intake valve when a minus overlap takes place.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160298239

Method of producing hot-stamped article

A method of producing a hot-stamped article includes: a forming process of heating a galvanized steel sheet (1) on which a galvanized layer (12) is formed and forming the heated galvanized steel sheet (1) by hot stamping; a removal process of irradiating, after the forming step, an oxide film (13) formed on a surface of the galvanized layer (12) with laser light to remove the oxide film (13); and a coating process of performing, after the removal process, a coating treatment on the galvanized steel sheet (1) formed by hot stamping.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297483

Vehicle rear portion structure

There is provided a vehicle rear portion structure that can improve torsional rigidity of a rear body that has side members and a cross member. A bracket has a top wall portion to which an hv battery is fixed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297482

Vehicle upper portion structure

A vehicle, to which a vehicle upper portion structure is applied, has: a peripheral information detecting sensor that is mounted to a vehicle upper portion, and that has a detecting section that obtains peripheral information of the vehicle by detecting a detection medium; and a roof panel that covers the peripheral information detecting sensor from a vehicle upper side, and at which at least a region, that faces the detecting section, is formed of a material that transmits the detection medium therethrough.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297481

Vehicle rear portion structure

An object is to provide a vehicle rear portion structure that improves rigidity of a vehicle rear portion. At a wheel house connecting member, both end portions in a vehicle transverse direction of a top surface portion are joined to joining stays that are provided at wheel houses, and lower portions of both end portions in the vehicle transverse direction of a vertical wall portion, that extends toward a vehicle lower side from the top surface portion, are joined to fixing members. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297478

Vehicle driving support control device

In a driving support system of a vehicle, there is provided a structure that, even during operating a control based on a machine input, a driver's sense of incongruity can be reduced as much as possible and/or the steering of the driver be can reflected. The vehicle is equipped with a steering assist mechanism and a braking-driving force distribution mechanism of right and left wheels. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297448

Hybrid vehicle

An ecu executes control processing including the step of extracting amplitudes f1, f2 of a resonant zone when a traveling mode is in a hybrid traveling mode, the step of executing count processing, the step of starting a first resonance avoidance control when a first count value nf1 is greater than a threshold value n(1), the step of starting a second resonance avoidance control when a second count value nf2 is greater than a threshold value n(2), the step of releasing a clutch k2 when resonance continues even after elapse of a predetermined time period tb from starting of the second resonance avoidance control, and the step of terminating the resonance avoidance control when predetermined time period ta has elapsed from determination of occurrence of resonance.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297444

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided to improve energy efficiency of a vehicle that can be operated not only manually but also autonomously. The vehicle control system is configured to deliver oil to an oil requiring site in a first feeding amount under the manual mode, and to deliver oil to the oil requiring site in a second feeding amount that is smaller than the first feeding amount during propulsion under the autonomous mode in line with a travel plan. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297443

Control apparatus for vehicle and control method thereof

A control apparatus for a vehicle includes: a stop-restart unit that stops an engine if an engine stop condition is satisfied and that restarts the engine if a restart condition is satisfied; a braking force maintenance unit that maintains a braking force for stopping the vehicle; and a braking force reduction unit that reduces the maintained braking force in different manners depending on whether or not the engine is restarted by the stop-restart unit, in the case where the vehicle is being braked by the braking force maintenance unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297439

Driving support control apparatus for vehicle

An apparatus as an aspect of the invention acquires a vehicle motion index value, a driving state index value of a driver, a driving characteristic value that is estimated based on the vehicle motion index value and the driving state index value, and a vehicle motion target value and a driving state target value that are determined regardless of the driver's driving. Using these values, the apparatus determines a target value of a steering assist torque and a target value of a difference in braking/driving force between right and left wheels that converge at least one of a difference between the vehicle motion target value and the vehicle motion index value and a difference between the driving state target value and the driving state index value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297437

Arrangement structure for vicinity information detection sensor

A sensor arrangement structure includes a vehicle framework member having a hollow cross-section, a vicinity information detection sensor and a cover. The vicinity information detection sensor is attached to the vehicle framework member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297425

Vehicle

In a vehicle including an engine and a motor generator that are connected to a drive wheel, when a predetermined condition is satisfied during a motor creep mode in which creep torque is generated by the motor generator, an ecu performs motor creep cutoff for decreasing torque of the motor generator. When an engine start request has been issued during the motor creep cutoff, the ecu increases the torque of the motor generator to a target creep torque at a predetermined rate of increase. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297415

Automatic stop and start control system for an internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for a vehicle includes: a stop-restart unit that stops an engine if an engine stop condition is satisfied and restarts the engine if a restart condition is satisfied; a first braking force control unit and a second braking force control unit that maintain a braking force for stopping the vehicle; and an engine start unit that starts the engine in the case where a vehicle stop state achieved by the first braking force control unit is switched to a vehicle stop state achieved by the second braking force control unit while the engine is stopped by the stop-restart unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297394

Vehicle curtain airbag device

A vehicle curtain airbag device has a curtain airbag. The curtain airbag is configured such that: a front end side is z-folded toward a vehicle width direction inner side, the curtain airbag is further folded top-to-bottom, and, in the stowed state, a front end portion at the z-folded region is covered by a rear end portion of a front pillar garnish; a corner portion at a front end side and an upper end side of the front side sub chamber is formed in a circular arc shape; and in a mid-deployment state, a front end side and an upper end side of the z-folded region are covered, the corner portion overlaps a vehicle width direction outer side of the rear end portion, and a rear end of the corner portion is positioned further to a vehicle rear side than a rear end of the front pillar garnish.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297393

Vehicle airbag system

A vehicle airbag system including: a first airbag that is supplied with gas and inflated and deployed at a front face towards a vehicle front of a seat; and a second airbag that is supplied with gas and inflated and deployed adjacent, in a vehicle width direction, to the first airbag, and that includes an overhanging deployment section that is positioned at a vehicle rear side of the first airbag and that is inflated and deployed jutting out beside the first airbag so as to cover a vehicle width direction end portion of the first airbag from the vehicle rear.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297354

Door handle

A door handle includes a casing inside which an accommodation space is provided, and a lamp unit disposed in the accommodation space. The lamp unit includes a light member, and a light guide that guides light emitted from the light member in a first predetermined direction and emits the guided light from a light output surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297353

Door handle

A door handle includes a casing inside which an accommodation space is provided, and a lamp unit disposed in the accommodation space. The lamp unit includes: a light emission element; a circuit board on which the light emission element is mounted; a combination member including a housing that supports the circuit board, and a light guiding lens that guides light emitted from the light emission element in a first predetermined direction and emits the guided light from an emission surface; and a light guide that includes a light entrance surface facing at least a portion of the emission surface and guides the light entering the light guide through the light entrance surface in a second predetermined direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297322

Vehicle controller

When a vehicle is in an accelerator off state and satisfies a free-run condition, a regeneration control unit performs free-run control on the vehicle so that the amount of regenerative electric power is decreased. The regeneration control unit sets a free-run prohibited zone between a starting point of a regeneration enhancement zone and a position that is located in front of and separated by a determination distance from the starting point.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297314

Non-contact charging system and pairing method for non-contact charging system

A plurality of power transmitters (31) in this non-contact charging system each supply electric power in a noncontact manner to devices to be charged (20). A communication section (12) is configured to be capable of acquiring information transmitted from each device to be charged. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297313

Power system, vehicle and power equipment

An electrically powered vehicle having a power storage device mounted thereon is externally charged by the electric power from power equipment, with the electrically powered vehicle being electrically connected to the power equipment by a power cable. When external charging is started on the basis of the time of a charging schedule, a time lag between a current time recognized by the electrically powered vehicle and a current time recognized by the power equipment is obtained at a timing of establishment of the connection by the power cable. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297310

Power supply device of vehicle

A power supply device of a vehicle includes a power storage device that can be charged by receiving power from outside the vehicle, an inlet to which a charging connector of an outside charger is connected, a connector connection detection circuit that detects whether the charging connector is connected to the inlet, a charging relay that connects the power storage device to the inlet, and an ecu that controls the connector connection detection circuit and the charging relay. The ecu performs an operation confirmation to determine whether the connector connection detection circuit is operating normally to detect the connection of the charging connector in the state in which the charging connector is connected to the inlet and the charging relay is in the off state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297305

Power transmitting device, and power transfer system

A power transfer system, including a vehicle and a power transmitting device, and the power transmitting device are provided. The power transmitting device is configured to contactlessly transmit electric power to a vehicle on which a power receiving coil having any one of a plurality of different coil types is mounted. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297300

Control device for vehicle four-wheel drive device

A control device for a vehicle four-wheel drive device includes a drive source, front wheels, rear wheels, a rear-wheel differential gear, a friction clutch, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to correct a calculated clutch torque to decrease in a case where a four-wheel drive running is performed and it is determined that the turning direction is a direction in which the vehicle turns such that an outer wheel is a rear wheel on a side where the friction clutch is provided. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297292

Vehicle

A motor disconnect clutch is configured to be set to an engaged state when a hydraulic pressure that is supplied from a mechanical oil pump (mop) is lower than a predetermined release hydraulic pressure, and be set to a released state when the hydraulic pressure that is supplied from the mop is higher than or equal to the release hydraulic pressure. When the hydraulic pressure output from the mop is likely to decrease to a hydraulic pressure lower than the release hydraulic pressure in an engine mode in which the vehicle travels by using power of the engine while the motor disconnect clutch is placed in the released state, an ecu executes synchronization control for synchronizing a rotation speed of a motor generator with a rotation speed of a rotary shaft.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297290

Holding mechanism, electric vehicle, front-drive electric vehicle, and rear-drive electric vehicle

A holding mechanism includes: a holding plate capable of holding an electronic device for an electric vehicle; a leg portion supporting two long sides of the holding plate; first and second fixing portions provided in the leg portion and separated from each other in a short direction of the holding plate; and a third fixing portion located at or near one of two sides of the holding plate along the short direction and located higher than the first and second fixing portions, wherein the first and second fixing portions can be respectively fixed to first and second mount parts provided in a vehicle body structural member at a front side of the electric vehicle and separated from each other in a width direction or front-rear direction of the electric vehicle, and the third fixing portion can be fixed to a third mount part provided in the vehicle body structural member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160297005

Additive manufacturing apparatus

An additive manufacturing apparatus includes a shaping part, a powder feeding part that feeds the powder material to the shaping part, a powder storage part that stores the powder material, and a pipe through which the powder material is transferred from the powder storage part to the powder feeding part. The powder storage part is arranged on a lower side of the powder feeding part in the vertical direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160296999

Pulling-up-type continuous casting method and pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus

A pulling-up-type continuous casting method according to an aspect of the present invention includes disposing a shape defining member (102) above a molten-metal surface of molten metal (m1) held in a holding furnace (101), the shape defining member (102) being configured to define a cross-sectional shape of a cast-metal article (m3) to be cast, submerging a starter (st) into the molten metal (m1) while making the starter (st) pass through the shape defining member (102), and pulling up the molten metal (m1) by pulling up the starter (st) while making the molten metal (m1) pass through the shape defining member (102) after a temperature of the shape defining member (102) reaches a predetermined reference temperature. The reference temperature is equal to or higher than a solidification completion temperature of the molten metal (m1).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160296998

Pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus and pulling-up-type continuous casting method

A pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes a molten-metal holding furnace that holds molten metal, a shape defining member disposed in a vicinity of a molten-metal surface in the molten-metal holding furnace, the shape defining member being configured to define a cross-sectional shape of a cast-metal article to be cast as the held molten metal passes through the shape defining member, and an actuator that applies a pressure to the molten metal held in the molten-metal holding furnace and thereby makes the held molten metal pass through the shape defining member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160296992

Caulking method

A caulking method includes: determining a caulking depth which becomes equal to or larger than a necessary release torque that has been set in advance, determining a stroke amount of a push-in part which becomes equal to or larger than the caulking depth that has been determined; determining the stroke amount of a drive unit which becomes equal to or larger than the stroke amount of the push-in part that has been determined, and controlling the drive unit at a target control stroke amount that is equal to or larger than the stroke amount of the drive unit that has been determined but is smaller than the stroke amount of the drive unit at which the caulk part is damaged.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160296920

Exhaust gas purification catalyst

The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a good nox selective reduction catalyst. To solve the problem is a nox selective reduction catalyst containing a composite oxide of ti, ce, w, and p or s.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/13/16 / #20160296915

Exhaust gas purification catalyst and production method thereof

Provided are an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising a nanocomposite material comprising ceo2 and nio which are uniformly mixed; and a production method thereof. The uniform mixing satisfies at least one of following conditions: (a) when the nanocomposite material is analyzed using stem-edx, the number of ni atoms is from 3 to 20 atomic % relative to the total number of ni and ce atoms at a majority of randomly selected 5 or more measurement points in which both ce and ni elements are detected; and (b) in the fourier transform of exafs spectrum at ni—k absorption edge regarding the nanocomposite material, the ratio of the peak intensity of ni—o near an interatomic distance of 1.8 Å to the peak intensity of ni—ni near an interatomic distance of 2.6 Å is 1:at least 0.50 to less than 2.18.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160295734

Structure for maintaining orientation of substrate with respect to casing

. . . . . . A structure is provided for a pcu (power control unit) in which components secured inside a casing are electrically connected to electronic components on a circuit substrate by a connector, the structure being adapted to maintain the orientation of the circuit substrate to remove the circuit substrate from the casing or to mount the circuit substrate to the casing. Direction control pins are fitted into cover securing holes provided in the casing to secure a cover to the casing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160295714

Electrical junction box

An electrical junction box includes a circuit board and a case. The case holds the circuit board therein. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160294267

Magnet-free rotating electric machine

A magnet-free rotating electric machine provided with an annular rotor between an outer and inner stators. The annular rotor includes pairs of inner and outer salient poles along a circumferential direction of an annular rotor yoke portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160294263

Coil end shaping apparatus and method

A coil end shaping apparatus shapes three flatwise bent portions f1 to f3 in a lead wire portion extending from one end of a coil by bringing first and second shaping dies close to each other such that one of the flatwise bent portions is bent in the direction that is opposite to the direction in which the rest are bent. The second shaping die, which is a movable die, has an clearance portion that prevents a portion of the lead wire portion to be bent along the flatwise direction on the side closest to the free end from being restrained by not contacting the lead wire portion while the flatwise bent portions on the base end side with respect to the flatwise bent portion on the side closest to the free end, of the three flatwise bent portions, are shaped in the lead wire portion.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160294262

Laminated rotor and manufacturing method for laminated rotor

A manufacturing method for a laminated rotor includes inserting a bridge member into a magnetic flux leakage suppression hole, thus allowing a tip of the bridge member to project from an end surface of the laminated steel sheet, and bringing a die surface of a die member into pressure contact with an end surface of the laminated steel sheet and filling a molten resin into a gap between a magnet hole and a magnet body in a state where an opening of the magnet hole is closed. A length of the bridge member is larger than a thickness of the laminated steel sheet. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160294239

Magnetless rotating electric machine

A magnetless rotating electric machine has an outer stator, an inner stator, and an annular rotor interposed between the outer stator and the inner stator. A plurality of outer-inner salient pole pairs are provided in the annular rotor along a circumferential direction of an annular rotor yoke. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160294026

Battery cooling structure

The invention relates to a battery cooling structure for cooling a battery mounted in a vehicle. This battery cooling structure includes a battery pack, a blower, and an intake air duct. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160294017

Lithium ion secondary battery and system using same

Provided is a lithium ion secondary battery that enables lithium ion replenishment in a short period of time. The lithium ion secondary battery disclosed herein is provided with a wound electrode assembly in which a long sheet-shaped positive electrode and a long sheet-shaped negative electrode are wound such that the negative electrode is positioned on the outer side of the positive electrode; a third electrode that is disposed outside the wound electrode assembly and that has an li supply source capable of supplying lithium ion; and a porous insulating film that is disposed between the wound electrode assembly and the third electrode and that is formed from a material usable as a separator in a battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160294011

Lithium secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same

Provided is a method of manufacturing a lithium secondary battery. This method includes: a step of preparing a positive electrode including a positive electrode mixture layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode mixture layer, and a nonaqueous electrolyte; and a step of accommodating the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the nonaqueous electrolyte in a battery case. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160294006

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell and method for producing same

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell 10 provided by the present invention includes a nonaqueous electrolyte solution, and an electrode unit 50 that includes a positive electrode 64 and a negative electrode 84. The negative electrode 84 includes a negative electrode current collector 82 and a negative electrode mixture layer 86 that contains at least a negative electrode active material and is formed on a surface of the negative electrode current collector 82. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293976

Manufacturing method and manufacturing apparatus of electrode frame assembly for fuel cell (as amended)

The purpose is to suppress positional misalignment between the diffusion layer and the frame. The manufacturing method of an electrode frame assembly for fuel cell comprises the steps of: (a) placing a frame and a diffusion layer to be stacked on each other; and (b) punching out the diffusion layer and the frame in the stacked state to form in the frame an opening in a shape matching with the punched-out diffusion layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293974

Separator for fuel cell and fuel cell stack

An object is to equalize the level of cooling along a top-bottom direction of a fuel cell stack. A fuel cell stack has an anode-side separator placed between a plurality of membrane electrode assemblies. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293962

Positive-electrode plate for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and method of producing non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

In a positive-electrode active material layer of a positive-electrode plate for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a dispersion index value c determined from a small-size-particle ratio a and a coefficient b of variation and expressed by an expression, c=b/a3, is 0.8 or less. The small-size-particle ratio a is a ratio of the number of small-size-particle-containing spots where a detected intensity of phosphorus is equal to or lower than a detected density of trilithium phosphate having a particle size of 1 μm or less, to the number of phosphorus-containing spots among the analyzed spots. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293940

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

According to the invention, a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte is provided. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material, a conductive material, and a binder. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293936

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

The present invention provides a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The working upper limit potential of the positive electrode is 4.3 v or more with metal lithium as reference. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293922

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

A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a separator including a base material and a heat resistance layer formed on at least one main surface of the base material and containing inorganic particles and a resin binder. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery further includes an electrode composite material layer stacked on the heat resistance layer and containing electrode active material particles and an interposed layer interposed between the heat resistance layer and the electrode composite material layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293921

Battery

A battery provided according to the invention includes an electrode body including a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a battery case. A positive electrode inner terminal is connected to the positive electrode, and a negative electrode inner terminal is connected to the negative electrode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293561

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a semiconductor element, a terminal and a solder outflow prevention part. The semiconductor element is fixed on one side of the substrate via a first solder layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293010

Collision-avoidance support device

In a case where a relative velocity vr decreases, a timing calculation unit of a collision-avoidance support ecu calculates a time t1 shorter than a time t2, as a time to a collision, using a distance d and the relative velocity vr without using acceleration gr. The timing calculation unit calculates a timing of a start of collision-avoidance support on the basis of the time t1. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160293005

Traveling environment evaluation system

A display section classifies evaluation values of a first traveling environment into a plurality of classes to obtain levels of ease of driving and displays the levels of ease of driving for each of unit areas including one or a plurality of areas. The display section displays levels of ease of driving calculated based on evaluation values of a second traveling environment as replacement for first unit areas including areas in a level of ease of driving displaced from a median.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160291945

Bottom-up approach for integrating models for software components using contracts

The disclosure includes a system and method for building an integrated system using a formal language. The method may include designing one or more models for one or more software components to be included in the integrated system. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160291938

Timing-oriented and architecture-centric system design using contracts

The method may include designing one or more software models for one or more software components to be included in an embedded system. The method may include collecting information from the one or more requirements, the one or more software components, and the one or more software models. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160291150

Structure disposed with peripheral information detection sensor, and self-driving vehicle

A structure disposed with a peripheral information detection sensor includes: a peripheral information detection sensor that is disposed at a window frame portion of a side surface of a vehicle and that is equipped with a detection component that detects peripheral information relating to the area around the vehicle; a window member that is attached to the window frame portion and covers the peripheral information detection sensor from an exterior of the vehicle, with at least the section of the window member that opposes the peripheral information detection sensor being opaque or translucent; and an interior member that covers the peripheral information detection sensor from the vehicle interior side.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160291093

Inspection method for secondary battery

An inspection method for a secondary battery according to the invention includes: a first aging treatment process for performing aging treatment on the secondary battery that has initially been charged at a first temperature; a first voltage measurement process; a second aging treatment process for performing the aging treatment on the secondary battery at a second temperature; a second voltage measurement process; a self-discharge amount computation process; a non-temperature dependent failure determination process for determining non-temperature dependent failure that does not depend on a relationship between a self-discharge amount and a temperature in accordance with the measured self-discharge amount; and a temperature dependent failure determination process for determining temperature dependent failure that depends on the relationship between the self-discharge amount and the temperature in accordance with the self-discharge amount, temperature dependency of which is suppressed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290961

Abnormality diagnosis system of a gas sensor

In a limited-current type gas sensor which detects oxygen-containing gas contained in an exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine, the decomposition current value of water (h2o) may be detected, and existence of an abnormality of output characteristics of the sensor may be diagnosed based on its deviation from a reference decomposition current value of water corresponding to the concentration of water contained in the exhaust gas. A nox sensor and a sox sensor can also diagnose remarkable and minute abnormalities of output characteristics. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290504

Automatic transmission

A hydraulic control device is disposed forward of a case housing a speed change mechanism in an on-vehicle state. A detent lever is fixed to the control shaft, has a first end connected to a parking rod, and includes a detent recess with which a detent mechanism is engaged. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290480

Vehicle drive transfer apparatus

A vehicle drive transfer apparatus including a planetary gear mechanism including a carrier for supporting a sun gear, a ring gear, and a plurality of pinion gears through pinion shafts and pinion bearings, wherein an in-shaft oil passage is provided in each of the pinion shafts to supply lubricating oil to each of the pinion bearings; and an oil receiver attached to the carrier to receive lubricating oil supplied from an oil supplier and lead the lubricating oil to the in-shaft oil passage in each of the pinion shafts.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290471

Ravigneaux planetary gear device

A ravigneaux planetary gear device includes a long pinion gear and a short pinion gear. A tooth of each of the long pinion gear and the short pinion gear has an end surface with curvature from an inner circumference side toward an outer circumference side of each of the long pinion gear and the short pinion gear and toward a center in a tooth width direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290465

Device for measuring moving range of side gear

A moving range measurement device of a side gear used in a differential unit, the differential unit including: a differential case; a side gear arranged inside the differential case; and a spring that biases the side gear in a direction parallel to a central axis, in which: the device includes: a jig in which a slope is formed, the jig being slidable in a direction vertical to the central axis of the side gear; and an actuator that slides the jig, and the actuator slides the jig to make the jig move toward the side gear in a state in which the slope is in contact with the side gear, to thereby move the side gear along the slope.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290443

Control device of automatic transmission

A jump shift of an automatic transmission with multiple shift speeds such as, e.g., ten forward speeds involves operation of many engagement elements. The shifting operation for the jump shift is therefore complicated, making it difficult for the automatic transmission to respond quickly. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290437

Metal ring and manufacturing method for metal ring

A metal ring of a transmission belt in a belt-type continuously variable transmission. A first nitrided layer formed in a main surface of the metal ring, and a second nitrided layer formed in an end surface of the metal ring are included. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290434

Torsional vibration damper

A torsional vibration damper having enhanced vibration damping performance is provided. The torsional vibration damper comprises: a vacant area existing between an outer circumference of the sun gear and an inner circumference of the ring gear outside of a revolving range of the planetary gears revolved as a result of relative rotation between the sun and the ring gear; and a mass increasing portion that is formed on the rotary member other than an input element and an output element within the vacant area in such a manner as to protrude from the rotary member.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290416

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch adapted to prevent an undesirable engagement is provided. The selectable one-way clutch comprises first spline teeth formed on a connecting portion of a notch plate connected to a rotary member; second spline teeth formed on the rotary member to be meshed with the first spline teeth; a first flank formed individually on the first spline teeth; and a second flank formed individually on the second spline teeth to be brought into contact to the first flank. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290415

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch includes a first plate, a second plate, a claw, a selector plate and an interposition member. The claw is provided in the first plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290307

Controller for internal combustion engine

A controller for an internal combustion engine includes a crank angle detector and an ecu. The ecu is configured to: (a) calculate a mass fraction burned; (b) acquire the crank angle, which is detected by the crank angle detector when the mass fraction burned reaches a predetermined mass fraction burned, as a specified crank angle; and (c) control at least one of an amount of fuel injected, an amount of intake air, or ignition energy on the basis of a first difference. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290273

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

Embodiments of the present invention prevent the occurrence of rapid or intense self-ignition of fuel in an internal combustion engine that performs diesel combustion using a fuel having a relatively high self-ignition temperature. Pre-combustion is brought about by spark ignition during the compression stroke. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290271

Fuel injection apparatus for internal combustion engine

The pressure of the fuel is increased at a constant pressure intensification ratio after operating the pressure reducing device so that the pressure difference between the fuel passage and the control chamber after the operation has a value smaller than the predetermined pressure difference, if the required pressure of the fuel is higher than a reference pressure and lower than a pressure obtained by multiplying the reference pressure by a constant pressure intensification ratio.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290270

Control system and control method of vehicle

A control system of a vehicle includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to (a) measure characteristics of a battery installed on the vehicle, (b) determine whether the battery is a designated battery or a non-designated battery, based on at least one of the characteristics, and (c) determine whether an idling stop function of the vehicle is permitted to be executed, based on a threshold value of at least one of the characteristics of the battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290269

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

An exhaust purification system comprising an exhaust purification catalyst, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, and a control device performing air-fuel ratio control for controlling an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas and abnormality diagnosis control for diagnosing the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor. In the air-fuel ratio control, the control device alternately and repeatedly switches the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst between a rich air-fuel ratio and a lean air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290268

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

An exhaust purification system comprises an exhaust purification catalyst, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor and a control device. The control device makes the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas change to an air-fuel ratio at a rich side from the prior air-fuel ratio as air-fuel ratio rich increasing control when the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas is made a rich air-fuel ratio and the output air-fuel ratio of the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor is maintained at a lean judged air-fuel ratio or more, and judges that the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor suffers from an abnormality, when, due to the air-fuel ratio rich increasing control, the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas is made to change to the rich side air-fuel ratio and the output air-fuel ratio of the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor changes to the lean side.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290267

Method and apparatus for controlling internal combustion engine

In automatic stopping of the internal combustion engine, an electronic control unit controls a heater so that an element temperature of the air-fuel ratio sensor becomes a first temperature. The first temperature is a temperature that is below an activation temperature range in which the air-fuel ratio sensor is activated, and is also below a desorption temperature range in which hc components adsorbed on the air-fuel ratio sensor desorb therefrom. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290266

Abnormality diagnosis system of air-fuel ratio sensors

An internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine; an upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor for detecting an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst; and a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor for detecting an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing out from the exhaust purification catalyst. An abnormality diagnosis system of air-fuel ratio sensors judges that at least one of the air-fuel ratio sensors has become abnormal when a difference or ratio between an output value of said upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor and an output value of said downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor becomes outside a predetermined range of normal difference or predetermined range of normal ratio during atmospheric gas introduction control where the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst becomes atmospheric gas.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290264

Automatic engine control apparatus

An automatic engine control apparatus installed in a vehicle causes an engine of the vehicle to stop automatically when a predetermined stop condition is satisfied, and after the automatic stop of the engine, causes the engine to restart automatically when a predetermined restarting condition is satisfied. The apparatus includes an electronic control unit configured to inhibit or permit, while the vehicle is stopped, a second automatic stop of the engine in response to the predetermined stop condition being satisfied, depending on whether the predetermined restarting condition satisfied most recently to have caused the engine to restart automatically was a first restarting condition or a second restarting condition different from the first restarting condition. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290255

Diagnosis device for internal combustion engine, and diagnosis method for internal combustion engine

A diagnosis device for an engine, the diagnosis device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to execute egr diagnosis processing to diagnose whether or not the egr device operates normally while a vehicle is being decelerated, execute air flow meter diagnosis processing to diagnose whether or not the air flow meter is normal while the vehicle is decelerated, execute the egr diagnosis processing after starting the air flow meter diagnosis processing, and execute the egr diagnosis processing when the air flow meter diagnosis processing has not been completed and predetermined conditions that a duration of deceleration of the vehicle being shorter than a diagnosis time that is required to execute the air flow meter diagnosis processing are fulfilled.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290254

Controller for internal combustion engine

There is provided a controller for an internal combustion engine that includes an exhaust gas recirculation device. The exhaust gas recirculation device includes an exhaust gas recirculation passage, which connects a portion of the intake passage located at a downstream side of the throttle valve with an exhaust passage, a recirculation valve, which opens and closes the exhaust gas recirculation passage, and an actuator, which drives and opens the recirculation valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290248

Fuel supply system for internal combustion engine and control method therefor

A fuel supply apparatus is constructed such that an engine fuel to be supplied by injection to an internal combustion engine can be selectively switched to a first fuel or a second fuel. The fuel supply apparatus is equipped with a control unit that performs air-fuel ratio learning related to the injection amount of the engine fuel such that the actual air-fuel ratio detected by an air-fuel ratio sensor installed in the internal combustion engine agrees with a target air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290245

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine 100 comprises an air-fuel ratio control device. The air-fuel ratio control device controls the amount of fuel fed to the combustion chamber by feedback control so that the air-fuel ratio detected by the upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor matches the target air-fuel ratio when a blow-through amount of air blown from the intake passage through a cylinder to the exhaust passage due to an occurrence of valve overlap is a reference blow-through amount or less. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290244

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an engine provided in a vehicle includes a controller. The engine includes an intake valve and a variable valve mechanism. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290209

Catalytic converter

In a catalytic converter having a catalyst support that generates heat by being energized, short circuiting due to soot within exhaust is suppressed. A catalyst support is provided in a range of a glass coat layer that is provided on an inner surface of a tube body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290207

Catalyst regeneration processing apparatus

A catalyst regeneration processing apparatus for an internal-combustion engine includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to determine whether a gap is equal to a predetermined degree or less, the gap being a difference between (a) a progress degree of heat deterioration of a nox catalyst in a predetermined time in a case of assuming that a regeneration process is executed for the predetermined time and (b) a progress degree of heat deterioration of the nox catalyst in the predetermined time in a case of assuming that the regeneration process is not executed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290204

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

The exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine that includes an oxidation catalyst and a selective catalytic reduction catalyst provided for an exhaust gas passage and has the improved entire nox purification rate. A control unit, which controls a fuel supply amount to the oxidation catalyst, executes first control of controlling the fuel supply amount by the fuel supply unit so that nox is reduced by the oxidation catalyst when the selective catalytic reduction catalyst is in an inactive state and the temperature of the oxidation catalyst belongs to a predetermined temperature range equal to or higher than the active temperature of the oxidation catalyst, and second control of controlling the fuel supply amount by the fuel supply unit so that the temperature of the exhaust gas flowing into the selective catalytic reduction catalyst is raised by oxidation of the fuel in the oxidation catalyst irrespective of a nox purification rate of the selective catalytic reduction catalyst when the selective catalytic reduction catalyst is in the inactive state and the temperature of the oxidation catalyst exceeds the predetermined temperature range.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290202

Exhaust treatment device

A decrease in cost is devised at an exhaust treatment device that purifies exhaust from an internal engine by a catalyst that is heated from a catalyst support that generates heat by being energized, and that returns some of exhaust that has been purified to the internal combustion engine. A cooling member is provided at a portion of an exhaust pipe that is between an engine and an upstream catalytic converter, and a circulation pipe is branched-off from between the upstream catalytic converter and a vibration cut-off member that is at a downstream side.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160290182

Cam cap

A cam cap is placed on a journal of a camshaft attached to a sprocket to constitute a bearing supporting the journal. The cam cap includes an accommodating groove in which a thrust plate provided on the journal is accommodated, an oil passage having an opening at a position facing a camshaft oil groove of the journal, the oil passage communicating with the accommodating groove, and an oil reservoir provided in a first sidewall of the accommodating groove. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160289840

Method of forming wiring pattern and etching apparatus for forming wiring pattern

A method of forming a wiring pattern includes: a) forming a metal underlayer including a first underlying wiring layer which is in contact with an electrode, a second underlying wiring layer which is not in contact with the electrode, and an underlying connection layer which connects the first underlying wiring layer to the second underlying wiring layer; b) forming a metal plating layer on the metal underlayer through electroplating; and c) removing a metal connection portion through etching. The metal connection portion is the underlying connection layer covered with the metal plating layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160289591

Lubricating oil composition for internal combustion engines of passenger and commercial four-wheeled vehicles

A lubricating oil composition for internal combustion engines of passenger and commercial four-wheeled vehicles is provided which can exhibit excellent fuel efficiency performance and wear resistance reliability. The lubricating oil composition includes a base oil and a complex polyester mixture. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288844

Vehicle

A vehicle is provided in which separation of positively charged airflow from a positively charged surface of a vehicle body can be prevented. A vehicle body is insulated from a road surface, and positive static charges accumulate on the vehicle body during propulsion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288839

Connecting structure of front apron and cowl

A front end portion of a connecting member is fixed to a front apron, and a rear end portion of the connecting member is located vertically higher than the front end portion, and is fixed to a rear portion of a cowl. Therefore, when a rear portion of the front apron is elastically deformed rearward, the front end portion of the connecting member is moved rearward. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288838

Side collision load transmission structure

A side collision load transmission structure including a floor tunnel, a vehicle compartment side wall, a vehicle seat, side frames, a first transmission member that couples together lower end portions of the pair of side frames along the vehicle width direction, a load receiving member, and a second transmission member that couples together a portion further to a seatback up-down direction upper side than a join portion with the first transmission member on the side frame, out of the pair of side frames, on the vehicle compartment side wall side and a portion of the first transmission member that is further to a vehicle width direction outside than the length direction center of the first transmission member so as to he coupled at an incline as viewed from the front of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288800

Fuel saving driving diagnostic device and fuel saving driving diagnostic system

A fuel saving driving diagnostic device includes an ecu that diagnoses fuel saving driving from a viewpoint of accelerator operation based on a relation between a parameter related to a vehicle speed and a parameter related to an accelerator operation amount and diagnoses fuel saving driving from a viewpoint of shift operation based on a relation between a parameter related to a vehicle speed and a parameter related to an engine speed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288799

Sensor abnormality detection device

A sensor abnormality detection device includes a first sensor that detects a situation of a first region at a periphery of an own vehicle; a second sensor that detects a situation of a second region, which is a region different from the first region and includes an overlapping region that overlaps a part of the first region; a sensor abnormality determination means that determines abnormality of the first sensor and the second sensor; and a collision detection means that detects collision of the own vehicle to an object; wherein the sensor abnormality determination means determines that at least one of the first sensor and the second sensor has abnormality when the first region and the second region do not overlap in the overlapping region after the collision is detected.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288784

Hybrid vehicle, control device for hybrid vehicle, and control method for hybrid vehicle with controller for managing the output of a battery in case of engine decompression situation

The hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electric motor, an electrical storage device and a controller. The controller is configured to control an output from the electrical storage device on the basis of a state of the electrical storage device such that the output from the electrical storage device at the time when start-up of the internal combustion engine is required in a predetermined condition in a state where the operation characteristic is set to the second characteristic is higher than the output from the electrical storage device, which is set on the basis of the state of the electrical storage device at the time when start-up of the internal combustion engine is required. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288737

Battery mounting structure for vehicle

A corrugated plate portion of a core panel is sandwiched between an upper panel and a lower panel, and is formed in a shape in which upwardly-facing concave portions, that open toward a side of the upper panel and extend in a vehicle transverse direction, and downwardly-facing concave portions, that open toward a side of the lower panel and extend in the vehicle transverse direction, are lined-up alternately. A sum of contact surface areas of the upper panel and bottom wall portion sides of the downwardly-facing concave portions at the corrugated plate portion is smaller than a sum of contact surface areas of the lower panel and bottom wall portion sides of the upwardly-facing concave portions at the corrugated plate portion.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288707

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus includes a departure margin time computation unit configured to compute a departure margin time until the vehicle departs from the running lane in a previously set steering control range and vehicle speed control range, a hand-release duration time measurement unit configured to measure a hand-release duration time, a driving return time estimation unit configured to estimate a driving return time until the driver in the hand-release state returns to driving operation, based on the hand-release duration time, and a control unit configured to output an alarm to the driver when a difference resulting from subtracting the driving return time from the departure margin time is a first threshold or less.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288661

Vehicle and electric power supply device for vehicle

An electric power supply device for a vehicle includes an electric storage device, a boost converter, and a controller. The boost converter boosts voltage of the electric storage device and supplies the boosted voltage to an electric load of the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288649

Vehicle and charging and discharging system using vehicle

A vehicle includes an electric storage device, an inlet, and a bidirectional thyristor. The bidirectional thyristor includes a first electrode and a second electrode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288636

Vehicle battery mounting structure

A vehicle battery mounting structure has: a battery frame lower member that is made of resin, and that is disposed at vehicle transverse direction inner sides of energy absorbing members provided at a lower side of a floor panel, and that, together with a battery frame upper member, structures a battery frame that supports a battery; a lower ductile member having a lower main body portion that is joined to vehicle transverse direction outer side end portions of the battery frame lower member, and lower flange portions that are fixed to a bottom surface side of the floor panel; and inclined walls that are formed at vehicle transverse direction outer side end portions of the battery frame lower member, and that are inclined from vehicle transverse direction outer upper sides toward vehicle transverse direction inner lower sides.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288563

A disk wheel

In a disk wheel, a metal insert member is embedded in a resinous bolt-fastening part having a bolt hole. The insert member includes: an opposing surface which is opposed to a resin member of the bolt-fastening part; a bonding area a bonded to the resin member within the opposing surface; and a non-bonding area within the opposing surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288400

Molding device and molding method of a fuel tank flange section

A fuel tank flange section molding device including: upper and lower molds that are closed together to mold a fuel tank; a fixed section that controls an amount of molten resin flowing toward a fuel tank main body side due to the protruding portion being disposed nearer to the lower mold side than the mold face when the upper and lower molds have been closed together; a flange insert that includes a mold face capable of rotating about the fixed section to an angle sloped toward a retracting direction of the upper mold, with respect to an extension direction of the flange section; and a cut-off insert that includes a mold face that forms an end portion of the flange section at the opposite side from the fuel tank main body, and that is capable of retracting from the upper mold with respect to the lower mold.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288370

Kneading apparatus

Agitating pins employed in a kneading apparatus extend in the horizontal direction and rotate around a rotation axis of an agitator extending in the horizontal direction, so that the kneading apparatus can repeat a process in which a material is kneaded and beaten against an inner wall surface of a kneading vessel and the material adhering to the inner wall surface of the kneading vessel, especially on the upper side from the rotation axis of the agitator, falls under its own weight through the clearance between the agitating pins. As a result, the material hardly adheres to the inner wall surface of the kneading vessel, so that the kneading efficiency can be enhanced.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288262

Welding method

A welding method according to the invention is a welding method in which welding is performed by emitting a high-energy beam onto a welding object that includes a plurality of overlapped metal sheets. This welding method includes forming a tack weld nugget at a welding point on the welding object, and forming a plurality of final weld nuggets along a virtual closed curve that encircles the tack weld nugget, while leaving the tack weld nugget, at the welding point.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288261

Welding method

A welding method according to the present invention is a welding method for irradiating an object to be welded including a plurality of metallic plates that are stacked on each other with a high energy beam and performing welding. The welding method includes: forming a plurality of tack weld nuggets along a virtual closed curve on a part to be welded of the object to be welded; and forming a plurality of main weld nuggets so that the main weld nuggets overlap the plurality of respective tack weld nuggets.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288199

Pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus and pulling-up-type continuous casting method

A pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes a holding furnace that holds molten metal, and a shape defining member disposed above a molten-metal surface of the molten metal held in the holding furnace, the shape defining member being configured to define a cross-sectional shape of a cast-metal article to be cast as molten metal passes through an opening formed in the shape defining member. The opening is formed in such a manner that a size of the opening on a top surface of the shape defining member is larger than that on a bottom surface of the shape defining member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288164

Method for forming multilayer coated film

A method for forming a multilayer coated film on an object includes steps (1) to (3) below. A first colored coating material is applied to the object, thereby forming a first colored coated film (step (1)). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288038

Abnormality diagnosis apparatus for particulate filter

Embodiments of the present disclosure may improve the accuracy of abnormality diagnosis of a particulate filter using the output value of a particulate matter (pm) sensor provided in an exhaust passage. A time when deposition of pm between electrodes of the pm sensor is restarted after completion of a sensor recovery process may be specified as a pm deposition restart time. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/06/16 / #20160288037

Abnormality diagnosis apparatus for particulate filter

Embodiments of the present disclosure improve the accuracy of abnormality diagnosis of a particulate filter using the output value of a pm sensor provided downstream of the particulate filter in an exhaust passage. A configuration of the invention compares a change rate of an output value of the pm sensor prior to execution of a filter diagnosis process of diagnosing an abnormality of the filter based on the output value of the pm sensor, with a reference value and determines whether a filter abnormality process is to be performed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160285377

Electric power conversion circuit system

. . . . An electric power conversion circuit system for reducing core loss in a transformer particularly during light loading and improving conversion efficiency during light loading comprising an electric power conversion circuit composed of a primary side conversion circuit having a left arm and a right arm and a secondary side conversion circuit having a left arm and a right arm, and a control circuit for controlling switching of switching transistors of the first side conversion circuit and the secondary side conversion circuit. When the output voltage is at a relatively light load, the control circuit controls to change the duty of the transmitting side among the primary side conversion circuit and the secondary side conversion circuit and controls to change the half-bridge phase differences of the left arm and the right arm of the primary side conversion circuit and the secondary side conversion circuit, respectively.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160285142

Battery pack and heater assembly

A battery pack including adjacent battery modules is provided. Each of the battery modules includes one or more cylindrical batteries; a thermal diffusing plate holding the one or more cylindrical batteries; and a first chamber configured to distribute cooling air to cool each of the one or more cylindrical batteries. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160285140

Battery pack and heater assembly

A battery pack including a battery module and a heater is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of cylindrical batteries, a thermal diffusing plate, a first chamber, and a second chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160285139

Battery pack

In a battery pack having one or more battery modules, each battery module includes a plurality of cylindrical batteries, and a battery holder for holding the plurality of cylindrical batteries and forming a space between itself and an adjacent member, the space being at least partially open to the outside and the battery pack further includes a heater mounted in the space, for heating the plurality of cylindrical batteries via the battery holder, and an elastic member for urging the heater onto the battery holder, and closing an opening of the space to thereby form a first space closed from the outside.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160285119

Power generation body (as amended)

There is provided a power generation body used for a fuel cell. The power generation body comprising a membrane electrode and gas diffusion layer assembly comprising an electrolyte membrane, a first catalyst layer placed on one surface of the electrolyte membrane, a second catalyst layer placed on the other surface of the electrolyte membrane, a first gas diffusion layer placed outside of the first catalyst layer and a second gas diffusion layer placed outside of the second catalyst layer; a frame placed around a circumference of the membrane electrode and gas diffusion layer assembly; and an adhesive provided to bond the membrane electrode and gas diffusion layer assembly to the frame. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160285058

Sealed battery

A sealed battery includes an electrode assembly; a case having an opening portion and accommodating the electrode assembly; a lid closing the opening portion and having a through-hole; a collector terminal including an inner terminal segment and a projection; and an insulating seal in contact with a bottom surface of the lid, the bottom surface being an inner side of the lid in a thickness direction of the lid, the inner side of the lid facing an inside of the case when the lid closes the opening portion, and the insulating seal providing sealing between the lid and the collector terminal. The lid has a protrusion protruding from the bottom surface of the lid. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160284839

Mosfet

In a plane view of the front surface of the semiconductor substrate, the source region and the first contact region are arranged adjacent to each other in a direction along the gate trench in an area being in contact with a side surface of the gate trench, and the second contact region is arranged adjacent to the source region and the first contact region in an area apart from the gate trench. The impurity concentration of the first contact region is lower than the impurity concentration of the second contact region.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160284693

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate in which a diode region and an igbt region are formed is provided. In the semiconductor device, the diode region includes a second conductivity type cathode layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160284660

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer, an electrode layer arranged on the semiconductor layer, a crack starting point layer arranged above the semiconductor layer, and a solder layer being in contact with the electrode layer and the crack starting point layer. A joining force between the solder layer and the crack starting point layer is smaller than a joining force between the solder layer and the electrode layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160284444

Shielded wire and communication system

A shielded wire is connected to a high-voltage system and conducting high-voltage communication. The shielded wire includes a wire section and a first shielding layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160284211

Congestion information generation device and congestion information generation method

An information generator may generate congestion information of a road link based on a link velocity calculated for the road link. A section velocity calculator may calculate a section velocity based on a plurality of pieces of position information and time information mapped on the road link. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160282865

Control device for a vehicle, storage medium of control program for vehicle, and vehicle

A control device for a vehicle including: a peripheral information detection section that detects peripheral information of a vehicle; a sensing section that senses dirt at the peripheral information detection section; a removal section that removes dirt at the peripheral information detection section; and a control section that controls the removal section to remove the dirt, in at least one of a case in which removal of the dirt by the removal section is instructed or a case in which the dirt is sensed by the sensing section.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160282166

Oil level gauge

A body of an oil level gauge includes an upper end, a lower end, a surface, a measurement portion, and a projecting portion. The projecting portion includes a middle portion and a lower portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160282155

Placement structure for peripheral information detecting sensor, and self-driving vehicle

A sensor placement structure has: a vehicle skeleton member of a vehicle, the vehicle skeleton member having a hollow cross-section; a peripheral information detecting sensor that is mounted to a vehicle outer side of the vehicle skeleton member, the peripheral information detecting sensor having a detecting section that detects information about a periphery of the vehicle; and a cover that covers the peripheral information detecting sensor from a vehicle outer side of the peripheral information detecting sensor, the cover being composed of a material that is transmissive of a detection medium that is detected by the detecting section.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281830

Vibration damping device

A vibration damping device having improved air-tightness of a chamber holding a rolling mass in an oscillatable manner is provided. A cover member that covers an oscillating range of the rolling mass liquid-tightly or air-tightly comprises a first flange and a second flange. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281804

Control device of lock-up clutch

A control device of a lock-up clutch according to the disclosure is mounted on a vehicle including an engine, a transmission, a fluid-type power transmitting device interposed between the engine and the transmission, and the lock-up clutch provided on the fluid-type power transmitting device. The control device includes: a controller configured to slip-engage the lock-up clutch when accelerator opening of the vehicle changes in an accelerating direction, and configured to make a slip-engagement amount larger when a state of the fluid-type power transmitting device when the accelerator opening of the vehicle changes in the accelerating direction is a driven state than the slip-engagement amount when the state of the fluid-type power transmitting device is a driving state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281801

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch includes pawl members provided to a held plate rotatably via a spindle; a selector plate rotatable between a lock position where the pawl members are protrudable from the held plate and a release position where the pawl members are kept in a state the pawl members are housed in the held plate side by contacting a non-formation portion where no aperture is formed; and a device which restricts an operation of the pawl members by using volume change of material whose volume changes according to temperature change, so that the pawl members are more restricted to protrude from the first plate as an environmental temperature gets lower.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281792

Engagement device and automatic transmission

A translational force fh to one side in a rotational axis direction is caused to act from a hydraulic piston to a sleeve when an engaged stage between an engagement tooth and an engaged tooth is maintained, so that translation of the sleeve to the other side in the rotational axis direction and consequent disengagement of the engagement tooth and the engaged tooth can be prevented. Therefore, the engaged state between the engagement member and the engaged member can be stably maintained regardless of the condition of the torque acting from the drive source to the engagement member.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281652

Control system for internal combustion engine

A control system is applied to an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine includes an electric compressor provided in an intake passage, a bypass passage which bypasses the electric compressor, a low pressure egr passage which connects a section of the intake passage, which is positioned upstream more than the electric compressor, and an exhaust passage, and a low pressure egr valve provided in the low pressure egr passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281634

Cylinder head and internal combustion engine

A cylinder head with which exhaust manifolds are integrated includes a secondary air supply passage configured to include: a main passage disposed above combustion chambers of an engine, and extending along a cylinder line direction; and plural branch passages establishing individual communications between the main passage and corresponding exhaust ports. The respective plural branch passages are so disposed as to be inclined downward from the main passage toward the exhaust ports. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281626

Engine control apparatus

An engine control apparatus is equipped with a fuel injection amount computation unit, a determination process unit, and an engine abnormality process unit. The determination process unit determines, based on a deviation between a command injection amount and a monitoring injection amount, whether or not there is an abnormality in fuel injection control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281625

Abnormality determination apparatus

An internal combustion engine to which the apparatus is applied is a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine that includes a passage injection valve and a cylinder injection valve and that can use gasoline and alcohol as fuel. The apparatus performs abnormality determination for a determination object device, based on a detection signal of an oxygen sensor provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281622

Abnormality diagnosis system of air-fuel ratio sensor

An abnormality diagnosis system which can judge a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor to be normal accurately is provided. The abnormality diagnosis system of an air-fuel ratio sensor is provided with an exhaust purification catalyst, an upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor which is provided at an upstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor which is provided at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst, and a diagnosis device which uses the outputs of these air-fuel ratio sensors as the basis to diagnose abnormality of the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281621

Vehicle speed limit apparatus

A vehicle speed limit apparatus includes a demand value calculation part configured to calculate a demand value according to an accelerator opening degree, a limit vehicle speed acquisition part configured to obtain a limit vehicle speed, an upper limit value calculation part configured to calculate an upper limit value based on a limit acceleration, a selection part configured to select the smaller of the demand value and the upper limit value, a control part configured to control a drive force generation apparatus, and an upper limit value correction part configured to correct the upper limit value based on a current acceleration and the limit acceleration when the selected value corresponds to the upper limit value, and to correct the upper limit value based on the current acceleration and the demand value when the selected value corresponds to the demand value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281620

Vehicle speed limit apparatus

A vehicle speed limit apparatus includes a processor configured to calculate a demand value, calculate a pre-correction upper limit value based on a limit acceleration, correct the pre-correction upper limit value based on a first accumulated value to calculate a first upper limit value, correct the pre-correction upper limit value based on a maximum drive force of a drive force generation apparatus and the current acceleration to calculate a second upper limit value, select the smaller of the demand value and the second upper limit value when the first upper limit value exceeds a predetermined threshold corresponding to the maximum drive force, and select the smaller of the demand value and the first upper limit value when the first upper limit value does not exceed the predetermined threshold, and control the drive force generation apparatus to generate the drive force corresponding to the selected value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281589

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes: a spark plug arranged in the upper wall face of the combustion chamber; an in-cylinder injection valve that, when stratified charge combustion operation is performed, injects fuel into the combustion chamber so that a fuel spray is carried to the periphery of the spark plug by a tumble flow; a piston having, in a crown surface thereof, a concave portion formed so as to extend in an orthogonal direction to the axis line of a piston pin hole, and so that the depth changes in the direction of the axis line; and a bias flow generation apparatus that, in a case where stratified charge combustion operation is performed with an ignition timing retardation, generates a bias in a flow of intake air inside an intake port so that intake air is guided towards the relatively deep part in the direction of the axis line.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281586

Cooling system for engine

A cooling system circulates a cooling medium between an engine and a radiator. The cooling system includes a determination unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281583

Cylinder block of internal combustion engine

A cylinder block of an internal combustion engine, the cylinder block includes a partition wall arranged between a plurality of cylinder bores, the cylinder bores are adjacent to one another; and a coolant passage that is arranged in the partition wall. The coolant passage includes (i) a large diameter hole not intersecting a virtual plane, the virtual plane includes central axes of the plurality of cylinder bores and (ii) a plurality of small diameter holes each having a diameter that is smaller than a diameter of the large diameter hole, the plurality of small diameter holes communicate with the large diameter hole, and the plurality of small diameter holes extend in a different direction than a direction that the large diameter hole extends, the plurality of small diameter holes intersect the virtual plane.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281573

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine is provided with a hydrocarbon feed valve arranged in an engine exhaust passage. When injection control for injecting hydrocarbons from the hydrocarbon feed valve for exhaust treatment is stopped, to prevent the hydrocarbon feed valve from clogging, hydrocarbons for preventing clogging are injected from the hydrocarbon feed valve when the engine is not discharging soot, that is, when the feed of fuel to the inside of the combustion chamber is stopped and, after hydrocarbons for preventing clogging are injected once, the injection of hydrocarbons for preventing clogging from the hydrocarbon feed valve is stopped until injection control for exhaust treatment is started.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281570

Electrically-heated catalytic converter

An electrically-heated catalytic converter includes: a substrate made of ceramic, the substrate including a catalyst coated layer; electrode films made of ceramic, the electrode films being disposed on a surface of the substrate; electrode terminals made of ceramic, each of the electrode terminals being secured to a corresponding one of the electrode films; and external electrodes each attached to a corresponding one of the electrode terminals via a brazing filler metal. A thermal expansion coefficient of the brazing filler metal is equal to or higher than a thermal expansion coefficient of the electrode terminals, and is equal to or lower than a thermal expansion coefficient of the external electrodes. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281567

Exhaust gas control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a urea water injection valve, a catalyst disposed in an exhaust passage downstream of the injection valve, and an electronic control unit. The injection valve is configured to add urea water to exhaust gas. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281565

Exhaust purification device for internal combustion engine

An exhaust purification device for an internal combustion engine is provided with an nox adsorbent for adsorbing nox in exhaust gas and an nox purifying catalyst for purifying nox in exhaust gas, which are arranged in an engine exhaust passage. An electric heater is provided for raising the temperature of the nox adsorbent. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281558

Muffler

A muffler including an inner pipe through which exhaust gas flows and communication portions formed in a peripheral wall of the inner pipe and including holes that communicate a gas flow path of the inner pipe with a muffling chamber. Each of the communication portions further include an inside deformation portion formed by deforming a portion of the peripheral wall toward the pipe inside, and having a downstream side end portion separated from the peripheral wall; and an outside deformation portion formed by deforming a portion of the peripheral wall adjacent to the downstream side of the inside deformation portion toward the pipe outside, and having a upstream side end portion separated from the peripheral wall. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160281546

Variable valve mechanism of internal combustion engine

The present invention provides a variable valve mechanism of an internal combustion engine, which includes an input member, an output member, a slider and a variable device. The output member has internal space formed therein and has a first cutout and a second cutout which are formed at two positions separated from each other in the swing direction so as to extend from an outer periphery of the output member to the internal space, and the input member is mounted in the internal space so as to extend through both inner sides of the first and second cutouts, and is brought into contact with inner side surfaces of the cutouts from both sides in the thrust direction, whereby relative displacement of the input member together with the slider in the thrust direction with respect to the output member is restricted at two positions by the first and second cutouts.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280287

Moving body side section structure

In a moving body side section structure that includes a flow correction fin 1a that is provided on a side section of a moving body, the flow correction fin includes a first inclined portion 1ae which is formed at a front end in the longitudinal direction of the moving body and in which a width in a width direction of the moving body is widened toward a rear side in the longitudinal direction of the moving body, and a second inclined portion 1af which is formed further rearward than the first inclined portion 1ae in the longitudinal direction of the moving body and in which the width in the width direction of the moving body is narrowed toward the rear side in the longitudinal direction of the moving body.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280283

Vehicle lower portion structure

A vehicle lower portion structure has: an undercover that is fixed to a lower portion of a vehicle body, and that covers a bottom surface side of the vehicle body; rockers that extend in a vehicle longitudinal direction at both sides in a vehicle transverse direction at the lower portion of the vehicle body; and rocker moldings that are fixed to the lower portion of the vehicle body, and are disposed at vehicle transverse direction outer sides of the undercover, and are provided from vehicle transverse direction outer sides of the rockers to vehicle lower sides. End portions at the vehicle transverse direction outer sides of the undercover, and end portions at vehicle transverse direction inner sides of the rocker moldings, are superposed one on another at least in a vehicle vertical direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280266

Vehicle control system and vehicle control method

A vehicle control system includes a controller configured to, when a collision of a host vehicle with another vehicle traveling in a direction that intersects with a front-rear direction of the host vehicle is predicted (yes in s20), when the collision with the other vehicle is unavoidable (no in s70) and when the other vehicle comes into collision with the host vehicle in the intersecting direction, automatically turn a steered wheel of the host vehicle before the host vehicle collides with the other vehicle. The controller is configured to vary a direction of the steered wheel that is turned by the controller (s100 or s110) in response to whether there is a target, other than the other vehicle, around the host vehicle (yes or no in s90).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280236

Autonomous driving device

Disclosed is an autonomous driving device in which a threshold value for switching to manual driving which is used for switching the driving state from autonomous driving to manual driving with respect to a value indicative of a degree to which of any of a steering operation is carried out, an acceleration operation, and a braking operation by the driver is calculated by a calculation unit of the autonomous driving device according to the surrounding environment of the host vehicle recognized by an environment recognition unit. Thereby, the ease of switching the driving state from autonomous driving to manual driving conforms to a surrounding environment of the host vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280235

Autonomous driving device

Disclosed is an autonomous driving device in which a threshold value for switching to manual driving which is used for switching a driving state from autonomous driving to manual driving with respect to degree to which a steering operation is carried out by a driver is calculated to be a greater value by a calculation unit when the direction of the steering operation is predicted to be a direction close to an obstacle than a threshold value when the direction of the steering operation is predicted to be a direction away from the obstacle or a threshold value when no obstacle is detected.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280220

Proactive autocomplete of a user's in-vehicle operations

The disclosure includes a method for autocompleting an in-vehicle operation that includes monitoring sensors for sensor data. The method includes determining an occurrence of an initial vehicle operation performed by a user based on the sensor data. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280219

Hybrid vehicle

In the case where a throttle valve has a sticking abnormality, a hybrid vehicle performs failsafe operation (limp home mode) with fixing the throttle valve to an opener position (s100) and sets a restoration diagnosis cooling water temperature t1 such as to decrease with a decrease in state of charge soc of a battery (s120). When cooling water temperature tw of the engine becomes equal to or higher than the restoration diagnosis cooling water temperature t1, the hybrid vehicle performs sticking restoration diagnosis to determine whether the throttle valve is restored from the sticking abnormality (s150). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280218

Hybrid vehicle

An electronic control unit included in a hybrid vehicle is configured to switch between first limp home travel control and second limp home travel control based on a first temperature difference, a second temperature difference, and a state of charge when abnormality occurs to a cooler. The first temperature difference is a value that is obtained by subtracting an element temperature of a first inverter from a first load rate limit temperature at which load rate limitation is applied to a first motor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280217

Drive system for hybrid vehicle

A drive system for a hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a motor, a rotary shaft, an engine disconnect clutch, a motor disconnect clutch, an automatic transmission, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to, while either one of an engagement control and a rotation change control is being executed, when a request to execute the other one of the engagement control and the rotation change control has been issued, (a) delay a start timing of the other one of the engagement control and the rotation change control until execution of the one of the engagement control and the rotation change control is completed, and then (b) start execution of the other one of the engagement control and the rotation change control after execution of the one of the engagement control and the rotation change control has been completed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280215

Control system for hybrid vehicle

A control system for hybrid vehicles that ensures high motor power while limiting damage on a planetary gear unit is provided. In a planetary gear unit, a sun gear is connected to a first motor, a ring gear is connected to a second motor, and a carrier is connected to an engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280208

Hybrid vehicle

A dc/dc converter is driven when an inter-terminal voltage of a low-voltage battery is lower than a determination voltage and an engine is started when the inter-terminal voltage becomes lower than a determination voltage during the driving of the dc/dc converter so that an alternator is driven at a predetermined driving point at which the alternator can he efficiently driven and the dc/dc converter is controlled such that the inter-terminal voltage of the low-voltage battery becomes a rated voltage. Energy efficiency can be improved since the alternator is efficiently driven.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280202

Hybrid vehicle

In a case where external electricity feed is being performed, a water temperature threshold tref is set to a temperature t2 that is lower than in a case where the external electricity feed is not being performed, and canister puree is executed when an engine is in operation and a cooling water temperature tw is the water temperature threshold tref or higher. Thereby, it is possible to increase the opportunity to perform the canister purge, and to enhance evaporative emission performance. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280173

Fixing clip and fixing structure for fixing a member to be installed using the fixing clip

A fixing clip for fixing a member to a body panel includes a bushing and a lock pin. The bushing includes a head, a leg and paired engagement hooks. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280172

Fixing clip and fixing structure for fixing a member to be installed using the fixing clip

A fixing clip fixes a member to a body panel and includes a bushing and a lock pin. The bushing includes a head and a leg. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280165

Vehicle end section structure

A vehicle end section structure including: bumper reinforcement (20) that is of elongated shape, that is provided at a vehicle front-rear direction end portion, and that is disposed with length direction in a vehicle width direction; an outside strengthening member (32) that includes a load bearing face facing toward the vehicle front-rear direction outside, that is fixed to the bumper reinforcement (20), and that projects out from the bumper reinforcement (20) in the vehicle vertical direction; and an inside strengthening member (36) that is configured as a separate body to the outside strengthening member (32), that is disposed further to the vehicle front-rear direction inside than the outside strengthening member (32), that is fixed to the bumper reinforcement (20), and that is joined to the outside strengthening member (32) at a position projected out from the bumper reinforcement (20) in the vehicle vertical direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280162

Vehicle and manufacturing method thereof

A vehicle and a manufacturing method thereof is provided in which separation of positively charged airflow from a positively charged surface of a vehicle body can be prevented. A vehicle body is insulated from a road surface, and positive static charges accumulate on the vehicle body during propulsion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280126

Vehicle equipped with means for illuminating/watching a side area thereof

In order to provide a vehicle in which a side road area of the vehicle to be watched by a side area watching camera is illuminated by a side area illumination lamp for illuminating a foot area of a man climbing into the vehicle when the vehicle is parked or driven carefully on an alley or a mountain road in the darkness, the vehicle is equipped with the side area illumination lamp for illuminating a side road area, a side area watching camera for watching the side road area, a navigation display and an electronic control unit, whereby the side area illumination lamp is put on when a man approaches the vehicle as well as when the vehicle is being driven at a vehicle speed less than a certain low threshold speed with the side area watching camera being made on.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280093

Electric vehicle and control method for electric vehicle

An electric vehicle includes: a vehicle drive apparatus configured to receive electricity to generate vehicle drive power and to generate electricity; a secondary battery that selectively receives and outputs electricity from/to the vehicle drive apparatus; a current sensor that selectively detects (a) an electric current to be input into the secondary battery and (b) an electric current output from the secondary battery; and an electronic control unit configured to control charging and discharging of the secondary battery, and configured to calculate, using a detected value from the current sensor, an evaluation value indicating a degree of deterioration of the secondary battery due to non-uniformity in salt concentration in the secondary battery caused by charging and discharging of the secondary battery. The electronic control unit is configured to execute a capacity-raising control in which a remaining capacity of the secondary battery is raised when the evaluation value reaches a prescribed threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160280072

Control device for vehicle

A control device for a vehicle is equipped with second determination means for determining that the vehicle is stopped when first determination means determines that a rotational speed of a three-phase alternating-current electric motor is equal to or lower than a predetermined threshold and that a stop operation is performed, control means for controlling an electric power converter such that a state of the electric power converter becomes a specific state where i) all the first switching are off and at least one of the second switching elements is on or ii) all the second switching elements are off and at least one of the first elements is on, and threshold setting means for setting the predetermined threshold based on a temperature of a magnet of the three-phase alternating-current electric motor.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160279793

Robot communication of intent and functioning

The disclosure includes a method and a robot for projecting the one or more graphics on the surface of a user environment. The method may include determining robot velocity data describing one or more of an angular velocity and a linear velocity of the robot. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160279738

Laser machining method and laser machining apparatus

A laser machining method includes forming a through-hole in a workpiece by emitting a laser light; generating image data by taking an image, with a camera, of the workpiece in which the through-hole is formed; and adjusting a hole diameter of the through-hole by enlarging the hole diameter of the through-hole based on the generated image data.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160279650

Electrostatic nozzle, discharge apparatus, and method for manufacturing semiconductor module

An electrostatic nozzle includes a first pipe, a second pipe, and a third pipe. The first pipe is configured of a conductor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160279620

Exhaust gas control catalyst

Provided is an exhaust gas control catalyst including: a substrate (21); and a catalyst layer (22) that is arranged on the substrate, in which the catalyst layer (22) includes a palladium region (23) that contains palladium, aluminum oxide, ceria-zirconia solid solution, and a composite oxide of lanthanum, iron, and zirconium, and a rhodium region (24) that is arranged adjacent to the palladium region along a plane direction of the catalyst layer and contains rhodium, aluminum oxide, and ceria-zirconia solid solution.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160279614

Exhaust gas purification catalyst and the method for producing the same

The method for producing an exhaust gas purification catalyst according to the present invention includes sputtering a target material containing nb and rh to produce fine composite-metal particles containing nb and rh.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/29/16 / #20160279613

Catalytic converter

A catalytic converter with excellent osc performance and nox purification performance. The converter includes a substrate with a cell structure through which exhaust gas flows, and a catalyst layer formed on a cell wall surface of the substrate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276940

Power conversion circuit system

. . The present invention provides a power conversion circuit system in which a circulating current can be reduced by accurately detecting the circulating current, to thereby improve efficiency in power conversion. The power conversion circuit system includes a power conversion circuit composed of a primary conversion circuit having left and right arms and a secondary conversion circuit having left and right arms, and a control circuit for controlling switching of switching transistors in the primary and secondary conversion circuits. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276935

Electric power supply system

A converter can selectively use reactors through an on-off control on relays by an electronic control unit. The first reactor is disposed as a component of the converter separately from a main battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276911

Stator and method of sealing stator with resin

At the time of molding, in the stator, the resin material flows inside the vent channels that are formed on the terminal block. At this time, as the resin reservoirs which are formed by expanding cross-sections of the vent channels are provided on the mounting surface of the terminal block, the resin material can be retained in the resin reservoirs. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276910

Method of manufacturing assembled conductor and electric motor

A method of manufacturing an assembled conductor includes: arranging a plurality of peripheral wires having anisotropic cross-sectional shapes around a central wire; bundling the central wire and the peripheral wires that have been arranged, to form a conducting wire bundle; and rolling the conducting wire bundle to form the assembled conductor. The arranging includes a bending process for bending the plurality of peripheral wires in directions along imaginary lines that extend radially relative to an axis of the central wire on an imaginary plane intersecting the axis of the central wire.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276823

Power supply system

A chip set is configured such that a first overcurrent signal that is output at the time when there is an overcurrent in a first semiconductor switch or a third semiconductor switch and a second overcurrent signal that is output at the time when there is an overcurrent in a second semiconductor switch or a fourth semiconductor switch are input to input ports of an arithmetic processing unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276777

Terminal-attached electric wire

In a terminal-attached electric wire (1), a resin portion (4) which covers a conductor-exposed portion of a terminal (3) to which a conductor is connected is formed by molding resin in the conductor-exposed portion. In the terminal-attached electric wire (1), the resin portion (4) has a peeling preventive portion (14) which prevents the resin portion (4) from peeing off in a release direction of a die when the die is released.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276754

Wire harness, method of connecting terminal and coated wire, and mold

The height (f) of a protruding portion (7) is less than the thickness of a crimping portion (5) before crimping. If the height of the protruding portion (7) is greater than the thickness of the crimping portion, then a recess is prone to form in the inner surface of the crimping portion (5). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276719

Secondary battery cooling system

A secondary battery cooling system includes a temperature sensor for detecting a temperature of a battery, an electrically operated cooling fan, and a control unit. The control unit determines whether or not cooling of the battery is necessary based on the battery temperature detected by the temperature sensor and a heat value of the battery estimated when an ignition switch is turned off, and, if the battery temperature is lower than a predetermined temperature and the estimated battery heat value exceeds a predetermined value in the determination, extends a length of time from the determination to a start of driving of the electrically operated cooling fan compared to when the heat value does not exceed the predetermined value, and cools the battery while the ignition switch of the vehicle is turned off. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276677

Hydrogen oxidation catalyst

A hydrogen oxidation catalyst which is formed of a dawson-type polyoxometalate compound represented by general formula (i). Xa[p2mbo61ruc(l)d] (i) (in the formula, x represents a monovalent cation independently selected from among an alkali metal cation, a tetraalkyl ammonium cation and a tetraalkyl phosphonium cation; m represents a transition metal independently selected from among v, nb, mo and w; l represents a ligand independently selected from among h2o and an organic ligand, provided that at least one l is h2o; a represents the number of cations (x) necessary for neutralizing the electrical charge of the compound as a whole; b represents an integer of 12-17 and c represents an integer of 1-6, provided that the total of b and c is equal to 18; and d represents an integer that is equal to c.). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276641

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a fiber layer, which contains fiber composed of a synthetic resin, between a separator and a positive electrode and/or between the separator and a negative electrode. The fiber layer contains at least pvdf and ptfe as components of the synthetic resin configuring the fiber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276513

Photovoltaic cell module, photovoltaic cell module package and vehicle including the same

The photovoltaic cell module includes a plate-shaped first cover, a second cover disposed to face the first cover, a photovoltaic cell disposed between the first cover and the second cover, and a sealing member. The second cover includes a plate-shaped portion and a protruding portion protruding from at least a part of an outer edge of the plate-shaped portion toward the first cover. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276509

Solar panel

A solar panel includes a protection plate, a back cover, photovoltaic battery cells, a conductive member that electrically connects the photovoltaic battery cells to one another, and an encapsulant that is integrated with and located between the protection plate and the back cover. The encapsulant encapsulates the photovoltaic battery cells and the conductive member and fixes the photovoltaic battery cells and the conductive member to the protection plate and the back cover. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160276469

Vertical-type semiconductor device

A buffer layer includes an n+-type first buffer region and an n+-type second buffer region. The first buffer region is provided at a first depth from a first main surface of a semiconductor layer and has an impurity concentration higher than an impurity concentration of a drift layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160275715

Map image display device, navigation device, and map image display method

In a case where a specific point is designated on a map, extracted structure data, which is data of structures contained in an extraction range defined in advance with respect to the specific point as a datum, is extracted from map data. In a case where multiple extracted structure data items are extracted, at least one structure, the evaluated value of which is different from evaluated values of other structures by a selection threshold value or greater for a selection index, is selected as a landmark structure. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160274937

Control device

As shown in fig. 2, a common element is allocated to core 1, element #1 to element #n are allocated to core 2 to core n+1, and an overall correction element is allocated to core n+2. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160274253

Approaching vehicle detection apparatus and drive assist system

An approaching vehicle detection apparatus includes: a sound information detection unit configured to detect sound information around an own vehicle; a sound source detection unit configured to detect a sound source around the own vehicle based on the detected sound information; an approaching vehicle determination unit configured to determine whether the sound source is a vehicle approaching the own vehicle; and a vehicle state changing unit configured to change a vehicle state of the own vehicle to a vehicle state where the own vehicle sound is able to be suppressed when the own vehicle sound generated from the own vehicle is able to be suppressed by changing the vehicle state of the own vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160274216

Vehicle radar apparatus having improved heat radiation performance

A vehicle radar apparatus includes an antenna board provided with an antenna unit configured to transmit and receive a radio wave on one side surface, a high-frequency circuit being provided on the surface of the antenna board and configured to generate the radio wave to be transmitted and perform processing of the received radar wave, and a case configured to accommodate the antenna board and the high-frequency circuit. The case includes a cover portion that is provided so as to cover the surface side of the antenna board. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273926

Takeover information transmission system, takeover information transmission device, information terminal, takeover information transmission method, and takeover information transmission program

A takeover information transmission system includes a takeover information acquisition unit that acquires takeover information for transferring a first travel route, on which a terminal device provides guidance, to an in-vehicle device as a second travel route on the basis of information pertaining to the first travel route, and a takeover information transmission unit that transmits the takeover information acquired by the takeover information acquisition unit to the in-vehicle device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273925

Navigation device and navigation method

In a case where a specific position is designated in first road network data, first link group identification data containing a link, on which the specific position is present, is acquired, and a corresponding link group, which is a link group indicated by second link group identification data, corresponding to the first link group identification data, is extracted from second road network data. A corresponding position on a link contained in the corresponding link group, which corresponds to the specific position, is determined, and second information is acquired from second map data based on the corresponding position.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273846

Ceramic member and joint structure of metal members

A joint structure jointing a ceramic member and a metal member is a joint structure jointing a ceramic member and a metal member that are provided in a device provided on a portion through which gas passes. The joint structure has a joint portion that joints the ceramic member and the metal member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273652

Manual transmission

A manual transmission includes: a shift selection shaft (20); a shift inner lever (32) including an arm portion (32b) provided on an outer side of a tubular portion (32a) so as to project outwardly in a radial direction; an interlock plate (34) including a projection (34b) provided on an outer side of a boss portion (34a) so as to project outwardly in the radial direction; and a reverse shift arm (41) supported by a transmission case (c) via a bracket (42) in a pivoting manner. The bracket is provided with a regulation portion (46) for regulating inclination of the interlock plate at the time of a shift operation.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273638

Method of attaching ring gear to differential case, jig, and differential case

A method of attaching a ring gear to a differential case includes: a first step for fitting the ring gear onto an outer peripheral side of the differential case; and a second step for outwardly deforming a caulk-fixed part of the differential case to prevent the ring gear from being dropped out from the differential case. In the second step, a jig having an inclined surface that can contact an inner peripheral surface of the caulk-fixed part of the differential case is pushed along a rotational axis direction of the differential case to outwardly deform the caulk-fixed part. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273630

Brake operating device

A brake operating device includes: a brake operating member configured to be operated and moved forward; a first spring configured to be extended with forward movement of the brake operating member to urge the brake operating member in a direction in which the brake operating member is moved backward; and a second spring configured to be compressed with forward movement of the brake operating member to urge the brake operating member in the direction in which the brake operating member is moved backward. The second spring is configured to buckle when the brake operating member is moved by greater than or equal to a predetermined amount.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273595

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch is provided. The selectable one-way clutch is shifted between overrunning mode and engagement mode by rotating a selector plate interposed between a notch plate and a pocket plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273551

Turbocharger

A turbocharger includes a cooling passage. The cooling passage extends along a diffuser surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273548

Turbocharger

A turbocharger includes a cooling passage. The cooling passage is arranged along a diffuser surface, which faces a diffuser passage in a compressor housing member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273506

Control device and control method for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine, the control device includes an electronic control unit configured to: (a) control execution of an automatic stop to stop an engine operation based on meeting of an automatic stop condition, (b) control execution of a purge cut to stop the release of the fuel vapor by the purge device, (c) estimate a concentration of the fuel vapor remaining in the intake passage in a state where the purge cut is executed as a purge gas concentration when engine temperature is higher than a reference temperature, and delay the execution of the automatic stop, even when the automatic stop condition is met, until the purge gas concentration decreases to be equal to or lower than a reference concentration, and (d) execute the automatic stop, without delaying the execution of the automatic stop, when the engine temperature is equal to or lower than the reference temperature.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273505

Control device of multi-cylinder internal combustion engine

The invention relates to a control device of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine. The control device starts executing an ignition engine start control to restart the engine operation when a predetermined engine restart request is generated, a last signal output from a crank angel sensor corresponds to the compression tdc and a signal is output from the sensor before a time elapsing from the output of the last signal reaches a predetermined time. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273494

Controller for internal combustion engine

A controller for an internal combustion engine is provided. The engine includes a compressor, a three way catalyst, a canister, an evaporated fuel passage, an ejector, and a purge control valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273484

Internal combustion engine

The present invention relates to an internal combustion engine. An object of the invention is to allow an effect produced by are anodic oxide film to be exerted while suppressing a decrease in the combustion rate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273483

Piston for internal combustion engine, internal combustion engine including this piston, and manufacturing method of this piston

There is provided a piston for an internal combustion engine, the piston including: a heat-shielding film provided to an upper surface of a land part of the piston, the heat-shielding film having a lower thermal conductivity than a piston base material and having a lower heat capacity per unit volume than the piston base material; and a first heat-retaining film provided to a side surface of the land part, the first heat-retaining film having a lower thermal conductivity than the piston base material and having a higher heat capacity per unit volume than the heat-shielding film.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273475

Control system for spark-ignition internal combustion engine

In an internal combustion engine, an ignition plug is arranged near a center of an upper wall surface of a combustion chamber, and is used to ignite air-fuel mixture. Fuel injected from a port fuel injection valve is directed toward the center of the combustion chamber when the intake valve is open. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273472

Gaseous fuel supply device

To exert combustion control using a cng injector, a first cutoff valve is opened. On condition that the first cutoff valve is opened, the presence or absence of fuel leakage in a high-pressure side path is determined based on a drop in a detected value of a pressure in the high-pressure side path (high-pressure side detected value ph). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273468

Control apparatus for vehicle and control method for engine

A control apparatus for a vehicle includes: an inter-vehicle distance control unit that performs an inter-vehicle distance control with respect to a preceding vehicle; an engine stop-start unit that stops the engine when an engine stop condition is satisfied and starts the engine when an engine start condition is satisfied; a vehicle stop state maintenance unit that maintains a braking force for stopping the vehicle; the engine stop-start unit stops the engine, by activation of the vehicle stop state maintenance unit in the case where the vehicle is stopped by the inter-vehicle distance control unit; and an engine operation control unit that, in the case where the inter-vehicle distance control unit is set to be active in the vehicle stop state, maintains the operation state of the engine before the inter-vehicle distance control unit is set to be active.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273466

Control system of internal combustion engine

The control system of an internal combustion engine performs normal operation control including lean control for making the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst a lean air-fuel ratio, and rich control for making the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst a rich air-fuel ratio. The normal operation control includes judgment reference decreasing control decreasing the judgment reference storage amount in the lean control when during the time period of performing the lean control, the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing out from the exhaust purification catalyst becomes the lean judged air-fuel ratio or more. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273465

Failure diagnosis device of emission control system

In a failure diagnosis device of an emission control system that utilizes an electrode-based pm sensor provided downstream of a particulate filter in an exhaust conduit to diagnose a failure of the particulate filter, disclosed embodiments may suppress reduction of accuracy of diagnosis of a failure due to in-cylinder rich control. The failure diagnosis device of the emission control system starts application of a predetermined voltage to electrodes of the electrode-based pm sensor after a sensor recovery process that removes pm depositing between the electrodes of the pm sensor, and diagnoses a failure of the particulate filter based on an output of the pm sensor measured after elapse of a predetermined time period since the start of application of the predetermined voltage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273462

Control apparatus for vehicle

A control apparatus for a vehicle may include an engine, a fuel tank, a feed pump, a pressure sensor, a motor and an electric storage apparatus. The feed pump feeds the fuel to a port injection valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273436

Exhaust emission control system of internal combustion engine

An exhaust emission control system of an internal combustion engine may include a filter, a temperature raising device, a differential pressure detecting device, and an electronic control unit. The filter may include a first region as a part of the filter, and a second region as another part of the filter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273433

Exhaust gas treatment apparatus and exhaust gas treatment method for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas treatment apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes: an exhaust gas treatment unit arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, the exhaust passage being configured such that i) exhaust gas flowing along a part of a wall face, which defines the exhaust passage, burbles away from the part of the wall face in an exhaust gas burble zone and ii) as a result of burble of exhaust gas away from the part of the wall face of the exhaust passage in the exhaust gas burble zone, exhaust gas disproportionately flows into the exhaust gas treatment unit or the amount of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust gas treatment unit reduces. A plasma actuator is also provided arranged at the part of the wall face of the exhaust passage in the exhaust gas burble zone, the plasma actuator being configured to generate air current toward the exhaust gas treatment unit along the part of the wall face in exhaust gas inside the exhaust passage.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273414

Valve mechanism for internal combustion engine

A valve mechanism includes: a support shaft immovably fixed to a main body of an internal combustion engine, a main arm swingably supported by the support shaft; two sub-arms arranged at both sides of the main arm; a coupling support portion swingably supporting and coupling the two sub-arms to the main arm; a cam; and a roller rotatably located in the main arm. Each of the two sub-arms includes: a drive unit pressing and driving a valve; and a contact portion contacting a plunger of a lash adjuster, the contact portion has a curved surface slidably contacting a flat surface formed in a tip portion of the plunger and having an arc-like curved surface shape of which a central axis line corresponds to a central swing axis line of the main arm in a state where the cam abuts on the roller in a base circular portion of the cam.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273412

Variable valve apparatus for internal combustion engine

A variable valve apparatus for an internal combustion engine according to the present invention comprises a cam base member rotating with rotation of a camshaft and a cam lobe member. The cam lobe member is movable to the cam base member, between a projecting position where the cam part radially projects and a retreat position where the cam part is retreated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160273411

Camshaft, cam angle detection device, and internal combustion engine

A camshaft includes a sensor rotor and a plurality of cams. The sensor rotor includes a base circle, and a projection portion formed on an outer peripheral surface of the base circle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272250

Vehicle rear portion structure

Falling-in deformation, in which a second quarter pillar deforms so as to fall toward a vehicle vertical direction lower side, is suppressed. Due to twisting input being applied to a vehicle, a second quarter pillar deforms so as to fall toward the vehicle vertical direction lower side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272221

Transport mechanism

A transport mechanism for transporting a travel body that can self travel and includes: a motor; a drive wheel to which rotary torque of the motor is transmitted; and a first gear to which the rotary torque of the motor is transmitted is provided. The transport mechanism includes: a transport body configured on which the travel body is placed for transportation, the transport body including a second gear that can mesh with the first gear of the placed travel body; a movement mechanism for moving the transport body, on which the travel body is placed, by the rotary torque of the motor transmitted to the second gear; and an idling section for causing an idle state in which the drive wheel rotates idle in a state where the first gear and the second gear mesh with each other and rotation of the second gear is permitted.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272220

Vehicle

An ecu causes a display device to display fuel efficiency when a recovery mode is selected as an operation mode in which amount-of-stored-power recovery control of making a target value of an amount of charge of a battery higher than in other modes is performed, causes the display device to display fuel efficiency when a cs mode is selected as a running mode in which the amount of charge of the battery is maintained at a prescribed target with an engine operating, and causes switching of display between fuel efficiency and electricity efficiency on the display device based on an indicator of use history of the engine when a cd mode is selected as the running mode in which running using only a motor generator with the engine stopped is given a high priority.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272213

Driving force control system for vehicle

A driving force control system of a vehicle installed with an automatic transmission that transmits torque generated by an engine to drive wheels while changing the speed is provided for controlling driving force based on the vehicle speed and the accelerator operation amount. In the driving force control, an acceleration characteristic that defines the relationship between re-acceleration-time acceleration as a control index used when the vehicle travels while being re-accelerated after deceleration traveling, and the vehicle speed, is stored, and the re-acceleration-time acceleration corresponding to the current vehicle speed is obtained, based on traveling data of the vehicle obtained before the deceleration traveling, and the acceleration characteristic. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272212

Control apparatus for transmission for vehicle

A vehicle transmission has a continuously variable speed change mechanism provided between an input shaft to which a torque output by a driving force source is transmitted and an output shaft from which a torque is output to a driving wheel. The transmission is able to selectively block torque transmission between the mechanism and the output shaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272211

Vibration control device and vibration control system

A vibration damping control device that controls drive output of a vehicle so as to suppress pitch/bounce vibration of the vehicle includes a vibration damping control unit that controls driving torque of the vehicle so as to reduce an amplitude of the pitch/bounce vibration, based on wheel torque applied to wheels of the vehicle and generated at a location where the wheels contact with a road surface, and a compensation component adjusting unit that reduces an amplitude of a compensation component that corrects the wheel torque calculated by the vibration damping control unit so as to suppress the pitch/bounce vibration, as the magnitude of the steering angle velocity of the vehicle increases.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272210

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device includes an engine, a battery, a starting device, a battery sensor, a crank angle sensor, a shift position sensor, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to determine whether or not at least either one of a piston position and a shift position satisfies a predetermined threshold switching condition based on the piston position and the shift position. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272208

Controller of vehicle

A controller of a vehicle that includes a return control unit configured to carry out a complete engagement control of a power connecting/disconnecting device. At the time a return condition from inertia traveling to normal traveling is established and a down shift of an automatic transmission is requested, the return control unit carries out a down shift control of the automatic transmission so that a difference between an increasing gradient of a rotating speed of a first engaging portion and an increasing gradient of a rotating speed of a second engaging portion is within a predetermined range. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272206

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An object recognizer of an image processing apparatus separately extracts a first feature point and a second feature point of a first line segment and a second line segment of which a variation is equal to or greater than a variation threshold value and the first feature point and the second feature point of the first line segment and the second line segment of which the variation is smaller than the variation threshold value, and determines a corresponding point in a second captured image corresponding to the first feature point of the first line segment of which the variation is equal to or greater than the variation threshold value as the second feature point of the second line segment corresponding to the first line segment of which the variation is equal to or greater than the variation threshold value to recognize an object.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272205

Control apparatus for vehicle

A control apparatus for a vehicle includes: ah inter-vehicle distance control unit that performs inter-vehicle distance control with respect to a preceding vehicle; a stop-restart unit that stops an engine if the host vehicle is stopped and an engine stop condition is satisfied and that restarts the engine if a restart condition is satisfied; a braking force maintenance unit that maintains a braking force which stops the vehicle in idle state; and a braking force increase unit that increases the braking force maintained by the braking force maintenance unit if the vehicle is stopped by the inter-vehicle distance control unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272204

Driving control device

A driving control device that performs overtaking control, includes: a preceding vehicle information acquisition unit configured to acquire preceding vehicle information about a speed of a preceding vehicle; a determination unit configured to determine propriety of the overtaking control, based on a traveling environment; an overtaking vehicle speed calculation unit configured to calculate an overtaking vehicle speed of a host vehicle, based on the preceding vehicle information, in response to a determination by the determination unit that the overtaking control is possible; and a driving control unit configured to execute the overtaking control using the overtaking vehicle speed, wherein the overtaking vehicle speed calculation unit is configured to calculate an overtaking vehicle speed which is faster than a speed of the preceding vehicle and in which a speed difference relative to the speed of the preceding vehicle becomes a predetermined speed difference.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272203

Vehicle control device

In a case where existence of a branch point in front of a vehicle is not recognized based on position information of the vehicle and map information, when a lane width variation is greater than or equal to a first threshold value larger than a second threshold value, a determination that the branch point exists is made by a determination unit of a vehicle control device. On the other hand, in a case where existence of the branch point is recognized based on the position information of the vehicle and the map information, when the lane width variation is greater than or equal to the second threshold value smaller than the first threshold value, a determination that the branch point exists is made by the determination unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272202

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device includes: a lane departure prevention unit configured to control an execution of a traveling control of preventing a vehicle from departing from a lane; a gripping detection unit configured to detect a state where a steering wheel is gripped; and a collision detection unit configured to detect a state where the vehicle collides an object. In a case where the collision detection unit does not detect a collision during the traveling control, the lane departure prevention unit does not interrupt the traveling control at a time the steering wheel is gripped, and interrupts the traveling control at a time the steering wheel is not gripped. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272195

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle is provided with an one-way clutch configured to prevent the reverse rotation of an engine, a power split device, a display unit configured to notify a driver of a warning message, and an ecu configured to control the engine, the display unit and a motor generator. The ecu controls the display unit to notify the driver of a warning message that the vehicle is not allowed to make reverse moving when a malfunction occurs. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272194

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

A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a rotating electric machine, an electric storage device, a power supply device, and a controller. The controller executes switching control to switch from a first electric power supply to a second electric power supply by starting the internal combustion engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272190

Hybrid vehicle

An ecu changes driving force characteristics in accordance with a changeover in mode, such that the vehicle driving torque for the same vehicle speed and the same accelerator opening degree becomes larger during a cd mode than during a cs mode. In changing the driving force characteristics in accordance with the changeover in mode, the ecu executes a slow change process such that the vehicle driving torque approaches a value after the changeover in mode from a value before the changeover in mode as time passes. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272189

Vehicle, controller for vehicle, and control method for vehicle

A vehicle includes an engine, a first motor generator that is configured to generate electric power using the power of the engine, an electric storage device that is configured to store the electric power that is generated by the first motor generator, a connection part through which the electric power that has been stored in the electric storage device is supplied to the outside of the vehicle; and an ecu that is configured to start the engine when the soc of the electric storage device reaches a predetermined starting threshold value. The ecu sets a starting threshold value on2 that is used when the vehicle is in an undrivable condition and electric power is being supplied to the outside of the vehicle through the connection part to a value smaller than a starting threshold value on1 that is used when the vehicle is in a drivable condition.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272180

Abnormality information generating apparatus and vehicle control system

An abnormality information generating apparatus is disclosed that generates information representing a rationality related to a plurality of vehicle wheel speed sensors that are installed at wheels of a vehicle, respectively. The abnormality information generating apparatus includes a processing device configured to generate the information when (1) a brake force is applied to the wheels, (2) a vehicle body speed based on a rpm of a rotation member is greater than a first threshold, the rotation member being common to drive wheels and being configured to transmit drive force to the drive wheels, and (3) only arbitrary one of the vehicle wheel speed sensors has a detected value smaller than a second threshold, the second threshold being smaller than the first threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272169

Mounting structure for pedal device

A mounting structure for a pedal device including a pedal and a bracket is configured to mount the pedal device on a dash panel with the dash panel sandwiched by and between the bracket and a master cylinder device. The mounting structure includes: a plurality of fastening rods for fastening the bracket to the master cylinder device; and a plurality of collars interposed between the dash panel and the bracket for spacing the dash panel and the bracket apart from each other, the fastening rods extending through the collars. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272141

Occupant protection control system, storage medium storing program, and vehicle

An occupant protection control system that includes: a crash sensing component that senses an occurrence of a crash of a vehicle, including a crash type; a detecting component that detects a current seat state, of a seat whose state can be changed from a normal state; plural types of occupant protection devices that are disposed according to crash type and protect, according to crash type, an occupant seated in the seat; and a control component that, on the basis of a detection result of the detecting component and a sensing result of the crash sensing component, controls the plural types of occupant protection devices in such a way that, among the plural types of occupant protection devices, the control component operates occupant protection devices that are necessary to protect the occupant and prohibits operation of occupant protection devices that are not necessary to protect the occupant.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272119

Image projecting device and driving support device

An image projecting device and a driving support device, that can suppress light from a projecting unit heading toward eyes of a vehicle occupant, are provided. An image projecting device that structures a visual information supplementing device has: a projector that is disposed at a side opposite a cabin with respect to a roof head lining, and that projects an image through an opening, that is formed in the roof head lining, toward a vehicle cabin interior; and an erect wall that is a concealing structure that conceals the opening from a field of view of a driver.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272071

Contactless power transmission device

A contactless power transmission device includes: a plurality of power transmission coil units; a plurality of detection units configured to detect a foreign substance on and around each power transmission coil unit; a communication unit configured to communicate with a vehicle; and a control unit configured to select one of the plurality of power transmission coil units based on information about a mounting position of a power reception device from the vehicle obtained by the communication unit, and to guide, when a detection unit detects a foreign substance at the selected power transmission coil unit, the vehicle toward a power transmission coil unit different from the selected power transmission coil unit, before the vehicle stops. This can prevent a reduction in power transfer efficiency due to a foreign substance or the like in a power transmission device including a plurality of power transmission coils.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272070

Power supply system for vehicle

A power supply system for a vehicle includes a power storage device, a direct current inlet, charging relays, a voltage sensor, and an electronic control unit. After system main relays and the charging relays are turned on to charge the power storage device from a power supply outside the vehicle, the electronic control unit is configured to finish the charging from the power supply outside the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272069

Power generation amount output device and solar power generation system

A power generation amount output device configured to output a power generation amount of a photovoltaic panel having been installed in a vehicle to a display unit, includes a power generation amount obtainment unit configured to obtain the power generation amount of the photovoltaic panel; a fluctuation reduction unit configured to reduce a fluctuation of the power generation amount to be output by the display unit, depending on a vehicle state of the vehicle; and a power generation amount output unit configured to output the power generation amount having the fluctuation reduced by the fluctuation reduction unit to the display unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160272063

Fuel supply apparatus

An object is to provide a fuel supply apparatus that is configured to cause fuel vapor generated by vaporization of a fuel circulated in a fuel tank to be smoothly joined with the supplied fuel. The fuel supply apparatus comprises a filler neck body that is configured to include a hollow fuel passage-forming portion arranged to define a fuel passage and a breather port; a nozzle guide that is placed inside of the fuel passage-forming portion and is configured to introduce a fueling nozzle; a guide portion that is configured to introduce an inflow gas flowing in from the breather port, to the fuel passage via an outer circumferential space; and a rib that is provided between the guide portion and a lower end in the first direction of the nozzle guide and is configured to divide the inflow gas introduced through the fuel passage.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160271906

Resin joined body, method of producing resin joined body, and vehicular structural body

A resin joined body includes a first portion formed of a thermoplastic resin containing fibers, and a second portion formed of a thermosetting resin cured material containing fibers. The thermosetting resin cured material has a melting temperature lower than a melting temperature of the thermoplastic resin. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160271865

Resin joined body, manufacturing method of resin joined body, and vehicle structure

A resin joined body includes a thermoplastic resin molded body and a thermosetting resin molded body. The thermosetting resin molded body has a thermoplastic resin portion embedded in the thermosetting resin molded body and exposed at a portion of a surface of the thermosetting resin molded body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160271861

Method of manufacturing fuel tank and fuel tank

A method of manufacturing a fuel tank includes: an introducing process in which a molten resin sheet formed with a tank body is introduced in a forming mold; a shaping process in which a movable member abuts against the molten resin sheet to form a molten resin projection projected in a thickness direction of the molten resin sheet; an arranging process in which the molten resin projection is inserted in an attachment hole provided in an attachment part, and the attachment part is arranged on the molten resin sheet; and a machining process in which the molten resin projection is pressurized by a pressurizing member, so as to bulge out a portion of the molten resin projection to an outer peripheral side.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160271590

Catalytic converter

A catalytic converter with excellent osc performance and no purification performance. The catalytic converter includes a substrate with a cell structure and catalyst layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/22/16 / #20160271561

Electrically heated catalyst device and its manufacturing method

An electrically heated catalyst device 100 according to an aspect of the present invention includes a catalyst support 20 supporting a catalyst thereon, a thin plate-like wiring line member 40 fixed on an outer circumferential surface of the catalyst support 20, an outer cylinder 70 with an opening 71 formed on its side, the outer cylinder 70 covering the outer circumferential surface of the catalyst support 20, the opening 71 being configured for externally pulling out the wiring line member 40, and a holding member 60, the holding member 60 filling up space between the catalyst support 20 and the outer cylinder 70 and thereby holding the catalyst support 20, in which the catalyst support 20 is electrically heated through the wiring line member 40. A pull-out part 43 of the wiring line member 40 pulled out through the opening 71 is formed in an accordion shape.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160269007

Semiconductor device

. . A semiconductor device includes a transistor, a diode, a sense transistor, a sense diode, a resistor, and a clamp circuit. The diode is connected in inverse parallel to the transistor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268879

Method of manufacturing rotor

A method of manufacturing a rotor according to the present invention includes: a process of stacking a plurality of electromagnetic steel plates on a jig 30 to fix the electromagnetic steel plates to the jig 30, and a process of inserting magnets 21 into a plurality of respective openings 11 included in a rotor core 10 in which the plurality of electromagnetic steel plates are stacked on one another. The magnets 21 are inserted into the respective openings 11 while a structure 80 including the rotor core 10 and the jig 30 is vibrated at a resonance frequency of the structure 80.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268847

Power receiving device and power transmitting device

A power receiving device includes: a ferrite member including a plurality of pieces of ferrite at least some of which are spaced from adjacent pieces of ferrite; a power receiving coil disposed on a lower surface side of the ferrite member; and a power receiving capacitor disposed on an upper surface side of the ferrite member. The power receiving capacitor has a closed loop circuit including first and second wiring connections and a plurality of capacitor elements connected in parallel between the first wiring connection and the second wiring connection. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268820

Charging and discharging system and vehicle used therein

A charging and discharging system includes a vehicle, a cable, and a charging and discharging device. The vehicle includes an electric storage device, a first fuse, and an inlet. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268659

Cooling duct apparatus for onboard battery

A cooling duct apparatus for an onboard battery includes an air intake duct that leads cooling air for cooling a battery module mounted in a vehicle to the battery module; a bezel provided on an inlet of the air intake duct; a filter provided on a back surface of the bezel; a supporting member that fixes the filter to the bezel; and a protruding portion being provided on at least one of the bezel and the supporting member. The protruding portion restricts surface displacement of the filter by being inserted into a recessed portion provided to an inside of an outer peripheral portion of the filter.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268651

Cell system

A proposed cell system 100 has a simple second cell unit 20 (for instance, a unit cell (second cell 21)) electrically connected in series to a first cell unit 10 (battery pack) that constitutes a main power source. The state of charge (soc) of the first cell unit 10 is detected on the basis of a mixed voltage (v3) of first cells 11 included in the first cell unit 10 and the second cell 21.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268648

Manufacturing method for non-aqueous secondary battery

A manufacturing method for a non-aqueous secondary battery includes the following steps. (a) preparing an electrode body including a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer and a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268626

Method of manufacturing nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

This invention provides a method of manufacturing a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries which includes placing an electrode assembly in a hermetically sealable battery case, injecting a nonaqueous electrolyte into the battery case after the battery case has been set in a pressure-reduced state, and sealing the battery case under atmospheric pressure conditions. Sealing of the battery case is carried out before a given amount of the injected electrolyte completely impregnates the interior of the electrode assembly. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268619

Fuel cell

A fuel cell includes an anode that is supplied with a gas containing an anode active material for being oxidized, a cathode that is supplied with a liquid containing a nonvolatile cathode active material for being reduced, and an electrolyte membrane that separates the anode and the cathode, and the electrolyte membrane comprises an inorganic/organic hybrid compound that is formed by chemical bonding of polyvinyl alcohol with an inorganic compound including at least one compound selected from the group consisting of silicic acid compounds, a tungstic acid compounds, and zirconic acid compounds.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268596

Method for producing active material composite particles

An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing active material composite particles having a dense coating layer. In the present invention, the above object is achieved by providing a method for producing an active material composite particle, the method comprising steps of: a coating step of coating a surface of an active material with a precursor solution of a li ion conductive oxide to form a precursor layer; a heat treatment step of performing heat treatment on the precursor layer to form a coating layer comprising the li ion conductive oxide; and a compression shearing treatment step of performing compression shearing treatment on the coating layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268595

Active material composite particle and lithium battery

Provided is an active material composite particle with which the reaction resistance of a battery can be reduced. The active material composite particle includes an active material and a lithium niobate layer formed on a surface of the active material, wherein the lithium niobate layer includes nitrogen.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268586

Method for producing cathode active material for solid state battery

A main object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a cathode active material for a solid state battery, which is capable of reducing resistance. The present invention solves the problem by providing a method for producing a cathode active material for a solid state battery comprising steps of: a coating step of coating a coating material represented by lixpoy (2≦x≦4, 3≦y≦5) on a surface of a cathode active material containing an ni element and being an oxide by using a sputtering method; and a heat-treating step of forming a coating portion in such a manner that the cathode active material coated with the coating material is heat-treated within a range of 400° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268573

Battery pack spacer

A battery pack spacer is divided into a first region and a second region, the first region includes an end portion in a first direction and occupies half of an entire region of the spacer in a second direction from the end portion in the first direction, the second region includes an end portion in the second direction and occupies half of the entire region of the spacer in the first direction from the end portion in the second direction, and the second region has higher compressibility in the single cell arrangement direction than the first region.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268556

Battery module

A battery module includes: a stacked body that includes a plurality of battery cells; a restraint including a metal band that extends from one end of the stacked body to the other end of the stacked body and that is electrically grounded; a voltage sensor configured to detect a voltage of the portion of battery cells; a first wire that is connected to the voltage sensor and extends in a stacking direction; a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of the stacked body or a current sensor configured to measure a current that flows into and out of the stacked body; and a second wire that is connected to the temperature or current sensor, and extends in the stacking direction. A voltage lower than that of the first wire is applied to the second wire, and the metal band is arranged between the first wire and the second wire.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160268252

Semiconductor device

A technology capable of suppressing a fluctuation in voltage in a diode region is provided. A resistance value between the emitter electrode and the lower body region is lower than a resistance value between the anode electrode and the lower anode region when the semiconductor device operates as a diode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160267909

Voice recognition device for vehicle

A voice recognition device includes a learning unit that learns a relationship between contents of the voice and information on the vehicle by storing recognized contents of the voice and the vehicle information at the time the voice is recognized in association with each other in a storage unit; a processing unit that calculates a recognition accuracy of the uttered voice each time an utterance is made; and an estimation unit that reads the vehicle information under a condition where the value calculated by the processing unit is less than a threshold. In a case where the vehicle information that has been read is in the storage unit, the contents of the voice associated with the vehicle information are estimated as contents of the voice. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160267755

Object detection and localized extremity guidance

Technology for localized guidance of a body part of a user to specific objects within a physical environment using a vibration interface is described. An example system may include a vibration interface wearable on an extremity by a user. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160267645

Axial force measurement method

An axial force measurement method includes: a step of calculating an average value of the height of pixels positioned inside a minimum circle, which is centered on a gravity center position of a head, as a minimum point; a step of extracting pixels with a relatively large height from the pixels on the basis of a pixel value of the pixels and calculating an average value of the height of the extracted pixels as a maximum point; a step of calculating a displacement amount of the head on the basis of a difference between the minimum point and the maximum point; and a step of calculating an axial force by substituting the displacement amount of the head into a relational expression of an axial force and the displacement amount of the head.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160267331

Detecting roadway objects in real-time images

The disclosure includes a method that receives a real-time image of a road from a camera sensor communicatively coupled to an onboard computer of a vehicle. The method includes dividing the real-time image into superpixels. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160266585

Pressure regulating valve

A pressure-regulating valve includes a body and a valve member. The valve member divides an inner side of the body into a pressure regulation chamber and an atmospheric pressure chamber, which is in communication with the atmosphere. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160266575

Workpiece processing system and processing method

A workpiece processing system and method to process a workpiece in processing chambers in order, in which even if processing duration varies at any chamber, such a variation does not affect the processing of the workpiece in other chambers. Each chamber performs processing of a workpiece in a predetermined order; a conveyor that conveys a workpiece to a next chamber; and a control device controls at least a start time of predetermined processing at each processing chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160266561

Control device of electrical apparatus and energy management system

A control device of an electrical apparatus configured to receive power from a facility that receives a supply of power from a system power supply, the facility including an energy management system that manages a power feeding schedule according to a first management function provided for managing the power feeding schedule for feeding power to the electrical apparatus, the control device includes an electronic control unit configured to: communicate with the energy management system; manage the power feeding schedule according to a second management function provided for managing the power feeding schedule in the control device; and determine whether the electronic control unit or the energy management system of the facility, will manage the power feeding schedule by comparing the first management function of the energy management system and the second management function of the control device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265924

Vehicle position identifying system and vehicle position identifying method

Identifying a position of a vehicle using an absolute position coordinate based on radio navigation and a relative position coordinate based on at least vehicle speed. Setting, for traveling history information, reference sections in which a traveling area is common, and reading two absolute position coordinates concerning a same vehicle that are transmitted at different points in the reference section. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265923

Navigation system

A required time calculator calculates a virtual required time period when a first movable body is assumed to travel a second route different from a first route the first movable body actually travels and arrive at a second point. The required time calculator preferentially acquires position information from a second movable body having information indicating a movement characteristic similar to information indicating the movement characteristic of the first movable body from among one or more of second movable bodies. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265708

Leak check device

A leak check device is for a seal structure of a junction between a first component and a second component. The seal structure is configured such that a fluid passage is defined inside the first and second components connected together, a seal member is attached to the first component, and the seal member prevents leakage of a fluid through the junction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265652

Lubricating structure for hybrid vehicle

A lubricating structure is for a hybrid vehicle that includes an engine, a first motor, and a second motor as driving force sources. The lubricating structure includes a planetary gear mechanism, a brake mechanism, an oil pump, and a first oil supply mechanism. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265628

Automatic transmission for vehicle

An automatic transmission includes a first engagement mechanism selectively engaging a first rotating member to a second rotating member, a second engagement mechanism selectively engaging the first rotating member to a third rotating member, and other engagement mechanisms. At least one of the first or second engagement mechanisms is a dog clutch. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265606

Fixation structure for selectable one-way clutch

A fixation structure for a selectable one-way clutch is provided. The fixation structure comprises: a stationary member in which the pocket plate is held coaxially; a projection formed on the pocket plate protruding radially outwardly; a spline groove formed in the stationary member to which the projection is inserted while keeping a predetermined clearance in a circumferential direction; and an elastic member that is interposed between the projection and the spline groove to push the projection in a direction that the strut held in an upper side of the pocket is moved toward the notch.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265605

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch to selectively enable torque transmission only in one direction and to interrupt torque transmission in both directions is provided. The selectable one-way clutch comprises: an oil passage that is formed in the selector plate, and that has a first opening situated at a lower level than the oil level and a second opening situated at a higher level than the oil level; and a closure that is formed on the pocket plate at a position to close the second opening at least partially when the selectable one-way clutch is in the overrunning mode, and to increase the opening area of the second opening when the selectable one-way clutch is in the engagement mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265604

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch includes a first plate, a second plate, a claw, a selector plate and an outer shell. The second plate is placed on the same axis as the first plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265500

Control unit for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine

A control unit according to the present invention performs an automatic stop control in which an injection of fuel from a fuel injection valve is stopped to stop a rotation of an engine when an automatic stop condition is satisfied. Furthermore, the control unit performs a first injection, in which fuel is injected from the fuel injection valve of a cylinder in an expansion stroke, and an ignition operation for igniting the fuel injected by the first injection, when a restart demand occurs after an initiation of the automatic stop control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265480

Fuel vapor treatment system

A processor may perform a purging process, which may introduce fuel vapor adsorbed by a canister into an intake passage. The processor may identify clogging of a purge passage based on a decrease amount of the pressure in the canister that results from execution of the purging process. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265472

Cylinder block and manufacturing method thereof

A manufacturing method of a cylinder block (10) includes: a step of forming a slit (14) to flow refrigerant therein, between adjacent cylinder bores (cb) among a plurality of cylinder bores provided in a cylinder portion (11); a step of placing a first cover (20a) in the slit and welding the first cover to the cylinder portion by laser beam welding; and a step of placing a second cover (20b) on the first cover and joining the second cover to the cylinder portion by friction stir welding.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265467

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

An exhaust purification system of an internal combustion engine which has a plurality of cylinders is comprised of an exhaust purification catalyst, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, and a control device which controls the average air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas and the combustion air-fuel ratios of the cylinders. The control device performs average air-fuel ratio control where it alternately controls the average air-fuel ratio between the rich air-fuel ratio and the lean air-fuel ratio and inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio control where it controls the combustion air-fuel ratios of the cylinders so that the combustion air-fuel ratio becomes the rich air-fuel ratio at least at one cylinder among the plurality of cylinders. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265466

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

An exhaust purification system of an internal combustion engine which has a plurality of cylinders is comprised of an exhaust purification catalyst, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, and a control device which controls the average air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas and the combustion air-fuel ratios of the cylinders. The control device performs average air-fuel ratio control where it alternately controls the average air-fuel ratio between the rich air-fuel ratio and the lean air-fuel ratio and inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio control where it controls the combustion air-fuel ratios of the cylinders so that the combustion air-fuel ratio becomes the rich air-fuel ratio at least at one cylinder among the plurality of cylinders even when the average air-fuel ratio is controlled to the lean air-fuel ratio by average air-fuel ratio control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265465

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

The exhaust purification system comprises an exhaust purification catalyst, downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor, and control device. The control device performs average air-fuel ratio control which alternately sets a target average air-fuel ratio between a rich air-fuel ratio and a lean air-fuel ratio and inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio control which controls the target air-fuel ratios of the cylinders so that the target air-fuel ratio becomes the rich air-fuel ratio at least at one cylinder among the plurality of cylinders even if the target average air-fuel ratio is set to the lean air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265463

Control device of multi-cylinder internal combustion engine

The control device executes a first control for controlling a throttle valve opening degree to a first opening degree when a particular condition is satisfied. The particular condition is a condition that it is predicted upon a satisfaction of an engine stop condition that a level of one of noise and vibration generated in an interior of a vehicle from a source other than an engine is equal to or larger than a predetermined level when an engine rotation stops. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265461

Failure diagnosis device of emission control system

In a failure diagnosis device of an emission control system that utilizes an electrode-based pm sensor to diagnose a failure of a particulate filter, some embodiments may be to suppress reduction of accuracy of diagnosis of a failure due to in-cylinder rich control. The failure diagnosis device of the emission control system performs a measurement process. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265459

Control device for internal combustion engine

In a diesel engine, displacement of an amount of fuel injection is calculated on the basis of a reference amount of heat production and an actual amount of heat production, and an amount of fuel injection from an injector is corrected on the basis of the displacement of an amount of fuel injection. Displacement of a heat production rate gradient is calculated by subtracting an actual heat production rate gradient from a reference heat production rate gradient, displacement of an amount of intake air on the basis of the displacement of heat production rate gradient and the displacement of the amount of fuel injection, and the amount of intake air is corrected by adjusting a supercharging pressure of a turbocharger on the basis of the displacement of the amount of intake air. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265458

Control device for an internal combustion engine preventing condensation of intake gas in an intercooler

A control device for an internal combustion engine includes an intake gas compressor, a cooling water circuit, an intercooler and an egr device. An ecu is configured to: (a) control the temperature, of the cooling water of the intercooler to a target temperature in a specified external air state in which an external air temperature and an external air humidity are a specified temperature and a specified humidity, the target temperature being the temperature of the cooling water of the intercooler required for ensuring a specified performance in the specified external air state; and (b) control the egr device based on an egr rate mapping of the egr rate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265451

Fuel supply device

A fuel supply device includes: a fuel tank; a fuel supply path through which fuel stored in the fuel tank is supplied; an electric-operated cutoff valve located in the fuel supply path and opened in response to conduction through the cut-off valve; and a controller that controls conduction through the cutoff valve. The controller opens the cutoff valve by conducting an open driving current through the cutoff valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265450

Fuel supply system for multi-fuel engine

A fuel supply apparatus is applied to a multi-fuel engine. The multi-fuel engine is constructed such that the operation mode of the engine can be switched, while the engine is operating, between a liquid fuel operation mode, in which fuel is supplied by injecting a liquid fuel into an intake passage, and a gas fuel operation mode, in which fuel is supplied by injecting a gas fuel into intake air. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265420

Internal combustion engine

With regard to an internal combustion engine having a tumble flow formed in a cylinder, an object of the invention is to intensify the tumble flow. There is provided an internal combustion engine having a pent-roof type combustion chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265417

Compression ignition internal combustion engine

A compression ignition internal combustion engine includes: a cylinder block and a cylinder head; a piston including a cavity that defines a combustion chamber in cooperation with the cylinder block and the cylinder head; and a nozzle for injecting fuel into the combustion chamber.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265411

Exhaust purification device for internal combustion engine

Micropore zones zmi are defined at upstream sides of partition walls 72 of a particulate filter and macropore zones zma are defined at downstream sides of partition walls. The pore size of the partition walls at the micropore zones is set so that the particulate matter and the ash can be trapped by the partition walls at the micropore zones, while the pore size of the partition walls at the macropore zones is set so that the ash can pass through the partition walls at the macropore zones. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265261

Control device and control method of vehicle opening-closing member

One embodiment of the present invention provides a control device of a vehicle opening-closing member that includes a vehicle state determination unit that determines a traveling state of the vehicle based on a signal indicating a traveling state of a vehicle; an open/close state determination unit that determines an opening/opened state of the opening-closing member based on a signal indicating an opening/opened state of an opening-closing member provided to the vehicle; and a control unit that outputs a control signal for stopping an opening motion of the opening-closing member when it is determined by the vehicle state determination unit that the vehicle is in a state of traveling and when it is determined by the open/close state determination unit that the vehicle opening-closing member is in an opening/opened state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265129

Film formation apparatus and film formation method forming metal film

Provided is film formation apparatus of a metal film and a film formation method therefor capable of forming a homogeneous metal film of a uniform thickness stably, while being less affected by the surface state of the anode. A film formation apparatus 1a includes: an anode 11; a solid electrolyte membrane 13 disposed between the anode 11 and a base b serving as a cathode; and a power supply unit 14 to apply voltage between the anode 11 and the base b, the film formation apparatus being configured so that, when the solid electrolyte membrane 13 is brought into contact with a surface of the base b, and voltage is applied between the anode 11 and the base b, metal is deposited on the surface of the base b from metal ions included inside of the solid electrolyte membrane 13, so that the metal film f made of the metal is formed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265128

Coating forming device and coating forming method for forming metal coating

A coating forming device for forming a metal coating on a surface of a substrate includes: an anode; a power supply; and a solid electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode and the substrate and contains metal ions. The solid electrolyte membrane includes: a contact surface that is a region contacting a coating-forming region where the metal coating is formed; and a concave portion recessed relative to the contact surface such that, when the contact surface contacts the coating-forming region, the solid electrolyte membrane is not in contact with a portion of the surface of the substrate excluding the coating-forming region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160265126

Film forming apparatus and film forming method

A film forming apparatus includes: an anode; a solid electrolyte membrane that is arranged between the anode and an substrate that serves as a cathode, and that contains metal ions; a power supply that applies a voltage between the anode and the substrate in a state in which the solid electrolyte membrane is in contact with the substrate from above; and an oscillating portion configured to oscillate at least the anode in the state in which the solid electrolyte membrane is in contact with the substrate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264375

Filament winding apparatus and method of controlling filament winding apparatus

An object is to control the position of a fiber bundle on a roller of a guide assembly in a filament winding apparatus. There is provided a filament winding apparatus that winds a fiber bundle consisting of a plurality of fibers on an outer surface of a liner and comprises a fiber feeder configured to feed the fiber bundle; and a guide assembly including a roller configured to guide the fiber bundle fed by the fiber feeder to the outer surface of the liner while making the fiber bundle in contact with the roller. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264192

Vehicle

A vehicle in which separation of airflow from a vehicle surface can be prevented without causing disfigurement is provided. A vehicle body is insulated from a road surface, and positive static charges accumulate on the vehicle body during propulsion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264183

Vehicle side portion structure

A reinforcement patch is disposed at a vehicle inner side of a rail outer. The reinforcement patch includes an upper reinforcing portion and a lower reinforcing portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264179

Vehicle body front portion structure

A vehicle body front portion structure includes a front pillar, a dash portion and a load transmission portion. The dash portion includes a dash panel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264178

Vehicle front portion structure

A vehicle front portion structure including: a front side member that extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction at a vehicle transverse direction outer side portion of a vehicle front portion and includes a projecting portion that projects-out toward a vehicle transverse direction outer side at an outer side wall at a front end portion; a spacer that is provided at a vehicle transverse direction outer side of the front side member and is fastened to the outer side wall at a vehicle front side of the projecting portion, and that has an adjacent portion that is adjacent to a vehicle transverse direction outer side of the projecting portion; and an engaging portion that is formed at the spacer and is disposed at a vehicle front side with respect to the projecting portion, and that engages with a front end of the projecting portion in the vehicle longitudinal direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264170

Steering apparatus

A steering apparatus includes a steering shaft; a column jacket including an outer jacket including a slit and a pair of fastened portions, and an inner jacket; a bracket; a fastening mechanism; an engaged tooth formation member including at least one engaged tooth and fixed to the inner jacket; a support shaft including end portions supported by support holes of the fastened portions; an engaging tooth formation member including an engaging tooth that engages with the engaged tooth; and a biasing member configured to bias the support shaft in a biasing direction. One of the fastened portions or a member supported by the one fastened portion includes a positioning portion configured to position the support shaft in the biasing direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264169

Steering apparatus

A steering apparatus includes a steering shaft; a column jacket including an outer jacket including a slit and a pair of fastened portions, and an inner jacket; a fastening mechanism; an engaged tooth formation member including at least one engaged tooth and fixed to the inner jacket; a support shaft including end portions supported by support holes of the fastened portions; a tubular reinforcing member fitted to an outer peripheral surface of the support shaft at a prescribed area between the pair of end portions; and an engaging tooth formation member including an engaging tooth that engages with the engaged tooth.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264168

Steering apparatus

A column jacket includes an outer jacket and an inner jacket that are slidable relative to each other in the axial direction for telescopic adjustment. The inner jacket has an outer peripheral surface fitted to an inner peripheral surface of the outer jacket. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264167

Steering apparatus

A steering apparatus includes an upper bracket that supports a column jacket. The upper bracket includes a first member including a first top plate and fixed to the vehicle body, and a second member fixed to the first member and supporting the column jacket. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264148

Vehicle body state quantity estimating device

A device includes a road surface input calculating unit that calculates an estimated value of a road surface input to the wheel, by letting an inverse matrix of a product of a vehicle motion model matrix and a wheel speed influencing element model matrix act on a wheel speed of a vehicle. The vehicle motion model matrix represents a mechanical vehicle motion model, and the wheel speed influencing element model matrix using a quantity of influence due to pitch about a center of gravity of a vehicle body, a suspension geometry influence quantity, and a quantity of influence of a change in a rolling radius of the wheel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264140

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device includes a controller configured to perform: ignition starting of an engine when a detected crank angle is within a first area in which the ignition starting of the engine may be performed with probability not smaller than a first predetermined value; and the ignition starting of the engine while increasing an engine speed by engaging a clutch to transmit torque of a drive wheel to a crankshaft when the crank angle is within a second area in which the ignition starting of the engine may be performed with probability not smaller than a second predetermined value smaller than the first predetermined value and smaller than the first predetermined value, the instruction is output based on a signal indicating that a braking unit is turned on, and a gear of a transmission is not in neutral.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264129

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

A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and a rotary electric machine. The internal combustion engine includes a variable valve actuating device configured to change an operation characteristic of an intake valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264128

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system for reducing shocks resulting from restarting an engine under ev running mode. The vehicle control system is applied to a vehicle including an engagement device that selectively connect the engine with the powertrain, and a motor adapted to generate a drive force and connected with the powertrain. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264125

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle is provided with a first charge controlling device configured to maintain output of an internal combustion engine at a predetermined value or more, and to charge a power storing device with an output excess with respect to an output request for the internal combustion engine. The control apparatus includes a second charge controlling device configured to charge the power storing device with an output increment caused by upshift of a gear shifting device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264124

Hybrid vehicle

The electronic control unit sets a target value of a charging amount of the electrical storage device and increases the charging amount to the target value during traveling on the freeway. The electronic control unit computes a first travel cost being cost per unit travel distance of fuel used when the ev travel is made by using the electric power charged in the electrical storage device at a time when the hv travel is made on the freeway, and the second travel cost being cost per unit travel distance of the electric power used when the ev travel is made by using the electric power charged in the electrical storage device by the charging mechanism at the destination. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264108

Collision avoidance apparatus

A collision avoidance apparatus for a vehicle includes an object sensor that detects one or more objects around the vehicle; and an electronic control unit that (i) determines a likelihood for the vehicle to collide with the object, based on at least one of a distance between the vehicle and the object, and a relative speed of the object with respect to the vehicle; and (ii) starts executing a drive support to avoid the collision between the vehicle and the object when the likelihood of the collision is greater than or equal to a first level. A value of the first level is reduced in a case where a number of objects detected by the object sensor is less than or equal to a predetermined number than in a case where the number of the objects is greater than the predetermined number.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264091

Side airbag device for vehicle

To contribute to stabilizing the restraining of a head portion. When an air bag inflates and expands in a side airbag device for a vehicle, a rear bag portion accommodating an inflator inflates and expands earlier than and at a higher pressure than a front bag portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264087

Vehicle movement control device, non-transitory computer readable medium, and vehicle

The present disclosure provides a vehicle movement control device including: a projection unit that causes a projecting member, that is capable of projecting to a lower side of a vehicle, to project to a position at which the projecting member touches a road surface; and a control unit that, in a case in which a collision of the vehicle is predicted by a prediction unit that predicts a collision of the vehicle, controls the projection unit such that the projecting member projects to the lower side of the vehicle and a predetermined vehicle attitude is adopted.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264085

Bumper absorber structure

A bumper absorber structure comprising a bumper reinforcement; a bumper cover that is equipped with an air intake opening; an air introduction path that is disposed on a rear side of the bumper cover and that introduces air from the air intake opening toward the vehicle rear side; a grille shutter that is disposed at the air introduction path and on a rear side of the bumper reinforcement and that opens and closes the air introduction path; and a bumper absorber that is attached to a front side of the bumper reinforcement, that is spaced apart from the bumper cover, that forms, together with the bumper reinforcement, a part of the air introduction path, and that has a front side surface on which is formed a raised portion that is in contact with or in close proximity to a back surface of the bumper cover.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264058

Package tray supporting structure

A package tray supporting structure includes: a first hinge portion; a second hinge portion provided separately above the first hinge portion; a first hinge receiving portion provided at a side surface on a vehicle front side of the package tray, and held between a first surface of the second hinge portion and an outer peripheral surface of the first hinge portion when the package tray is in a horizontal position; and a second hinge receiving portion provided at the side surface on the vehicle front side of the package tray separately from the first hinge receiving portion toward a vehicle rear side and contacts the second surface of the second hinge portion when the package tray is in the horizontal position.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264017

Controller for secondary battery

A controller is a controller for a secondary battery for which a lower limit soc setting value and an upper limit soc setting value are set in advance and that is used in a use potential width determined by the lower limit soc setting value and the upper limit soc setting value. This controller is configured to: compute a post-deterioration positive electrode use minimum potential that is shifted from an initial positive electrode use minimum potential to a high potential side due to the deterioration of the secondary battery; and reset the lower limit soc setting value to a value that is lower than the lower limit soc setting value set in advance and that is higher than the soc 0% in accordance with a shift amount as a difference between the post-deterioration positive electrode use minimum potential and the initial positive electrode use minimum potential.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264002

Braking force control method for vehicle

A braking force control method that is applied to a vehicle in which regenerative braking force and friction braking force are applied to the front wheels. When the braking slip quantity of one of the front wheels that is supplied with regenerative braking force exceeds a reference value, with the instance being a reference time point, the friction braking force of the front wheels is controlled so as to increase while the regenerative braking force being controlled so as to be a provisional target regenerative braking force that is lower by a prescribed value than the regenerative braking force of the front wheels at the reference time point. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160264001

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus is provided with an upper controlling device and a lower controlling device. The upper controlling device has: a first determining device configured to determine whether or not the number of revolutions of a three-phase ac motor is less than or equal to a predetermined threshold value and whether or not a stop operation which can stop the vehicle is performed; a second determining device configured to determine that the vehicle is stopped if it is determined that the number of revolutions of the three-phase ac motor is less than or equal to the predetermined threshold value and that the stop operation is performed; and a commanding device configured to output a particular control command for setting the state of a power converter to a particular state if it is determined that the vehicle is stopped. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160263995

Differential device of four-wheel drive vehicle

A differential device of a four-wheel drive vehicle which is operated in selected one of a two-wheel drive state in which a drive force from a drive power source is transmitted to left and right main drive wheels and a four-wheel drive state in which a drive force from the drive power source is transmitted to the left and right main drive wheels and left and right auxiliary drive wheels, the differential device including a disconnect mechanism with which a power transmission member for transmitting a drive force only to the auxiliary drive wheels in the four-wheel drive state is separated from the auxiliary drive wheels in the two-wheel drive state, the differential device comprising: a cylindrical ring gear supported rotatably around one rotation axis by a case; a differential case including one and the other cylindrical end portions in a rotation axis direction of the ring gear and supported at the one end portion by the ring gear and at the other end portion by the case rotatably and concentrically with the rotation axis; a sleeve fitted movably in the rotation axis direction in a power transmittable manner on the inner circumferential side of the one end portion of the differential case; and an actuator driving the sleeve via a thrust transmission mechanism between an engagement position at which outer circumferential teeth formed on the sleeve are engaged with inner circumferential teeth formed on the inner circumferential side of the ring gear and a release position at which the teeth are not engaged, the thrust transmission mechanism being at least partially located in a radial space between the ring gear and an axle penetrating the ring gear or a rotation shaft integrally rotating with the axle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160263982

Vehicle including engine mount units

A first engine mount unit sharing no distributed load of a power unit includes: a power unit side bracket attached to the power unit; a vehicle body side bracket attached to a vehicle body; and a mount rubber provided between the power unit side bracket and the vehicle body side bracket. At attachment portions of the power unit side bracket and the vehicle body side bracket of the first engine mount unit, a bolt hole is provided in an inner cylinder part adhered to the mount rubber pressed into the power unit side bracket, to adjust variations in the height direction (h direction) of the vehicle, while bolt holes are provided in the vehicle body side bracket to adjust variations in the width direction (w direction) of the vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160263973

Vehicle back door structure

A concave portion, that is concave in a direction away from a back door glass, is formed at a facing wall of an outer member at a facing region that faces a bus bar portion. Due thereto, a gap between a bottom surface of the concave portion and the bus bar portion that is disposed at the back door glass can be made to be large.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160263970

Vehicle sun visor

A sun visor includes: a first light-blocking plate having a base attached to a seat width direction inside surface of a head rest of a front seat disposed in a vehicle via a fastener whose axial direction coincides with the seat width direction and selectively assuming a stored state in which the first light-blocking plate lies along the seat up and down direction about the fastener and a use state in which the first light-blocking plate lies along the seat front and rear direction about the fastener; a second light-blocking plate having a base end portion attached to a seat width direction outside surface of the head rest of the front seat via the fastener and selectively assuming the stored state and the use state; and a third light-blocking plate that interconnects in the seat width direction the first light-blocking plate and the second light-blocking plate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/15/16 / #20160263794

Resin molding method and resin molding apparatus

A resin molding method according to the present invention is a resin molding method that fills a space between an insertion hole provided in a workpiece and a member to be fixed inserted into the insertion hole with resin, the method comprising: injecting a first tablet formed of thermosetting resin having a first temperature into a position of a pot far from the workpiece, the pot pouring the resin into the workpiece and being provided in a molding die, injecting a second tablet formed of thermosetting resin having a second temperature higher than the first temperature into a position of the pot close to the workpiece; pouring the thermosetting resin into the insertion hole of the workpiece in an order of the second tablet and the first tablet by a plunger that slides in the pot.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160261686

Communication method for data sharing system, data sharing system, and communication node

A communication method for a data sharing system which is constituted by a plurality of communication nodes, and through which data transmitted from a transmission source node are propagated by having the respective communication nodes repeatedly transmit the data, includes: a transmission step in which a first communication node transmits a transmission stop message including a hash value of data in relation to which repeated transmission is to be stopped; a reception step in which a second communication node receives the transmission stop message; and a stopping step in which the second communication node stops transmission of data having an identical hash value to the hash value included in the transmission stop message. The hash value is preferably encrypted using a public key cryptosystem. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160261222

Motor control apparatus

A motor control apparatus includes an a/d converter to apply a/d conversions to a motor current signal and a resolver output signal, respectively; a processor configured to: detect a fault of an r/d converter, by comparing a motor rotation angle calculated by the r/d converter from the resolver output signal, and a motor rotation angle calculated based on the current signal; permit the a/d converter to apply the a/d conversion to the resolver output signal at a peak timing of a reference signal when a first time obtained by subtracting a process time required for a control process of the motor from a feedback cycle, is longer than a second time having passed since a control end timing when the control process has ended until the peak timing, or inhibit the a/d converter from applying the a/d conversion when the first time is not longer than the second time.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160261141

Solar battery controller

A solar battery controller is provided which includes a solar battery module that is mounted on a moving object, a control unit that calculates a maximum power point of the solar battery module, and a speed detecting unit that detects a speed of the moving object. The control unit controls a maximum power point calculating timing depending on the speed of the moving object.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160261054

Electric wire with terminal

Provided is an electric wire with a terminal (1), in which a resin portion (4) molded by a die covers a conductor exposure portion of a terminal (3) to which a conductor is connected. At least groove portion (16) is provided at a part of the terminal (3) covered with the resin portion (4) so that the groove portion (16) prevents the resin portion (4) from separating from the terminal (3) in a removing direction of the die after the resin portion (4) is molded by the die.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160261011

Battery cooling structure

The invention relates to a battery cooling structure for cooling a battery mounted in a vehicle. This battery cooling structure includes a battery pack (20) within which the battery is housed in an internal space; an air supplying device (26) that is configured to send cooling air to the battery pack (20); and an air exhausting device (30) is configured to discharge exhaust air from the battery pack (20). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160261006

Method of producing nonaqueous secondary battery

A method of producing a nonaqueous secondary battery includes: preparing an electrode body (s10); constructing a battery assembly with the electrode body and a nonaqueous electrolyte (s20); initially charging the battery assembly (s30); aging the battery assembly at 40° c. Or higher (s40); adjusting an soc of the battery assembly (s60), wherein, the adjusting the soc is performed such that a residual capacity percentage of the battery assembly is 11.5% or more and 14% or less; self-discharging the battery assembly and measuring a voltage drop amount (s70); and determining a quality of the battery assembly based on the voltage drop amount (s80).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260993

Single fuel cell and method of manufacturing single fuel cell

A single fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; gas diffusion layers placed on both side surfaces of the membrane electrode assembly, respectively, while an outer peripheral edge portion remains in one side surface of the membrane electrode assembly; an adhesive layer formed to cover the outer peripheral edge portion; a support frame fixed on the adhesive layer; and separators placed on both side surfaces of the support frame and the gas diffusion layers, respectively, so that the peripheral portions of the separators are fixed on the support frame and the central portions of the separators abut on the gas diffusion layers. The support frame includes: a support frame body; and adhesive coating layers formed of an adhesive with thermoplasticity on at least one of both side surfaces of the support frame body.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260989

Single fuel cell and method of manufacturing single fuel cell

A single fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; gas diffusion layers 3c and 3a that placed on both side surfaces of the membrane electrode assembly, respectively so that an outer peripheral edge portion remains in one side surface of the membrane electrode assembly; an adhesive layer formed to cover the outer peripheral edge portion; and a support frame fixed on the adhesive layer. The support frame includes: a support frame body made of resin; and coating layers formed to cover both side surfaces of the support frame body, respectively. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260984

Carbon-supported catalyst

The present invention is to provide a carbon-supported catalyst which has better catalytic performance than conventional carbon-supported catalysts. Disclosed is a carbon-supported catalyst, wherein the carbon-supported catalyst contains fine catalyst particles, each of which contains a palladium-containing particle and a platinum-containing outermost layer covering the palladium-containing particle, and a carbon carrier on which the fine catalyst particles are supported; wherein the carbon-supported catalyst is produced through the synthesis of the fine catalyst particles by (1) preparing the carbon carrier on which the palladium-containing particles are supported, (2) depositing a copper monatomic layer on the palladium-containing particles by copper underpotential deposition, and (3) substituting the copper monatomic layer with the platinum-containing outermost layer; and wherein, in a titration curve obtained by a potentiometric titration method in which a potential is measured by adding an acid solution drop by drop to a mixture of the carbon-supported catalyst and an alkali solution, an amount of change in the potential with respect to an amount of the acid solution added drop by drop in a range where the potential is 0.095 to 0.105 v (vs. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260974

Lithium ion secondary battery

A lithium ion secondary battery includes: an electrode mixture layer that contains an electrode active material and an organic ferroelectric having a dielectric constant of 25 or higher; and an electrolytic solution that contains lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide and a nonaqueous solvent. A content of the organic ferroelectric is 0.5 parts by mass to 10 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the electrode active material. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260963

Method for producing electrode body

A method for producing an electrode body, suppressing a decrease in capacity of an oxide active material while improving the li-ion conductance of a sulfide solid electrolyte material. The method producing an electrode body, including a heating step of heating an oxide active material and amorphous sulfide solid electrolyte material in state where the oxide active material and amorphous sulfide solid electrolyte material are in contact with each other, in which the oxide active material is a rock salt bed type active material, the sulfide solid electrolyte material contains a li element, p element, and s element, and includes an ion conductor containing ps43—as main component of an anion structure, lii, and libr, and heating temperature in the step is equal to or higher than the crystallization onset temperature of the sulfide solid electrolyte material and equal to or lower than the sulfide solid electrolyte material crystallization peak temperature.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260951

Method of manufacturing electric power storage device, and electric power storage device

A method of manufacturing an electric power storage device includes a connection step of connecting an exposed portion, which is provided at one end in a direction of width of an electrode and constructed without a composite material layer being provided in a current collector, and a collector terminal provided on an outer side relative to the exposed portion in the direction of width of the electrode to each other. In the connection step, while a metal layer composed of a second metal higher in melting point than a first metal which forms the collector terminal lies between the exposed portion and the collector terminal, at least a portion of contact of the collector terminal with the metal layer is irradiated with energy.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260807

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a diode and a semiconductor substrate. The diode includes a p-type anode region and an n-type cathode region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260710

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a diode region and an igbt region. The diode region includes a front side anode region, an n-type diode barrier region, an n-type diode pillar region reaching the diode barrier region through the front side anode region, and a p-type back side anode region separated from the front side anode region by the diode barrier region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260707

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device disclosed herein includes a semiconductor substrate, a first main electrode in contact with a front surface of the semiconductor substrate, a second main electrode, a rear electrode in contact with a rear surface of the semiconductor substrate, a first capacitor electrode located on the front surface, a first insulating film located on the first capacitor electrode and a second capacitor electrode located on the first insulating film. The first insulated gate type switching element is provided between the first main electrode and the rear electrode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260691

Semiconductor module

A semiconductor module includes: a first semiconductor chip including a surface provided with a first signal electrode; a second semiconductor chip arranged apart from the first semiconductor chip and including a surface on the first semiconductor chip side provided with a second signal electrode; a first signal lead electrically connected to the first signal electrode; and a second signal lead electrically connected to the second signal electrode. The first signal lead and the second signal lead are arranged so that a height position of the first signal lead and a height position of the second signal lead match in a height direction that is toward the second semiconductor chip from the first semiconductor chip.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260678

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a front surface electrode provided on a front surface of the semiconductor substrate, a solder layer, and a metal member fixed to a front surface of the front surface electrode via the solder layer. The solder layer includes an inner solder portion positioned inner than an end portion of the metal member and an outer solder portion positioned outer than the end portion of the metal member, relative to a direction along the front surface of the semiconductor substrate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260650

Semiconductor module

A semiconductor module, which is mounted on an object for mounting and cooled by a cooler to which cooling medium is supplied, the semiconductor module includes: a package; a plurality of semiconductor elements arranged inside the package; and a temperature sensor provided in a part of the plurality of semiconductor elements. The semiconductor element having the temperature sensor is configured so as to be more adjacent to one edge part of the package than the other semiconductor element. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260608

Manufacturing method of semiconductor device

A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device is provided by forming a trench in a surface of a sic substrate, positioning a protective substrate to cover the trench, and annealing the sic substrate and the protective substrate.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160260541

Power reception device and power transmission device

A power reception device includes a first capacitor and a second capacitor, and first capacitor and second capacitor are arranged to be adjacent to each other on a same side when viewed from a power reception coil, such that a second external electrode faces a fourth external electrode, and first capacitor and second capacitor are arranged such that a distance between second external electrode and fourth external electrode is shorter than a distance between a first external electrode and a third external electrode.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160259537

Control panel

A control panel includes an input portion to which an operation by an operator is input; a unified screen storage element that stores a unified screen that is a screen that is unified with respect to the plurality of types of controllers, and displays the data; a display portion capable of displaying a special screen and the unified screen; and an operation control portion that switches between displaying the special screen and the unified screen on the display portion based on information input to the input portion, and controls an actuator control portion based on information input to the input portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160259338

Travel control device

A travel control device which allows a vehicle to travel along a lane of a travel path recognizes lane markers on the right and left of a lane, sets a travel area of the vehicle between the lane markers, selects a travel path candidate having high straightness among a plurality of travel path candidates with priority and determines the selected travel path candidate as a target travel path, and performs travel control according to the target travel path.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160259334

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device is capable of switching a driving state of a host vehicle between manual driving and autonomous driving, and determines whether or not another vehicle exists in a driver's blind area set in advance diagonally behind the host vehicle in a case where the driving state of the host vehicle is autonomous driving and when the host vehicle reaches a check timing set in advance. In addition, the vehicle control device executes the control in a case where it is determined that the other vehicle exists in the driver's blind area and when the other vehicle exists, which can be removed from the driver's blind area by the control of at least one of a vehicle speed of the host vehicle and a lateral position of the host vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258658

Heat pump and cooling power generation method

An adsorption heat pump includes: an evaporator/condenser including a section that evaporates a first heat exchange-medium and pipe through which a second heat exchange-medium flows; first adsorption devices, each including an adsorption-section in which the first heat exchange-medium that has been evaporated reacts and retains the first heat exchange-medium, and pipe through which the second heat exchange-medium flows; and second adsorption device in which first heat exchange-medium that has been released from the first adsorption devices reacts and retains the first heat exchange-medium. The adsorption-section of the first adsorption device in a state reacting with the first heat exchange-medium is in communication with the evaporator/condenser section, and the adsorption-section of the first adsorption device is in a state having adsorbed the first heat exchange-medium is in communication with the second adsorption device adsorption-section, and the first adsorption device pipe is connected to the evaporator/condenser pipe in series, thereby generating cooling.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258531

Controller for vehicle power transmission system

When there is a failure in a speed ratio control linear solenoid valve, or the like, a controller for a vehicle power transmission system establishes a state where torque is transmitted via a gear mechanism, and, in this state, determines whether the speed ratio control linear solenoid valve, or the like, has returned to a normal state by comparing a target speed ratio and actual speed ratio of a continuously variable transmission with each other. It is determined whether the speed ratio control linear solenoid valve, or the like, has returned to the normal state by changing the target speed ratio of the belt-type continuously variable transmission and then comparing the target speed ratio with the actual speed ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258529

Control system for transmission

A control system for a transmission includes first and second engagement devices and a controller. The first engagement device brings first dog teeth of a first member into engagement with second dog teeth of a second member to enable torque transmission therebetween. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258519

Torsional vibration damper

A torsional vibration damper that can be arranged in a fluid coupling to downsize a powertrain is provided. The torsional vibration damper has a mass body held in a rotary member in such a manner to be oscillated by torque pulse of the rotary member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258496

One-way clutch

A one-way clutch includes a first rotational member, a second rotational member, and a first rotational body. The second rotational member has plural first through holes in which bolts are inserted. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258492

Meshing-type engagement device

A meshing-type engagement device includes a first member, a second member, a pressing mechanism, and a reaction force mechanism. The first member is provided with a plurality of first dog teeth. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258388

Water supply control apparatus for in-cylinder injection type internal combustion engine (as amended)

A water supply control apparatus is applied to an in-cylinder injection type internal combustion engine (1) which injects fuel from a central area (2a) in a cylinder (2). The water supply control apparatus comprises a condensed water supply mechanism (22) where a state of supplying condensed water (cw) into the cylinder (2) is changeable between a first supply state that the condensed water (cw) is supplied to a whole inside of the cylinder (2) and a second supply state that the condensed water (cw) is limitedly supplied to the central area (2a) of the cylinder (2). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258373

Exhaust gas control system for internal combustion engine

In an exhaust gas control system for an internal combustion engine operable at a lean air-fuel ratio, after a request to stop the internal combustion engine has been issued, the internal combustion engine is operated at a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio or lower until an air-fuel ratio in an scr catalyst becomes lower than or equal to the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, and then supply of fuel to the internal combustion engine is stopped.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258370

Turbocharger-equipped internal combustion engine

A turbocharger-equipped internal combustion engine includes an exhaust turbine, an exhaust filter, a differential pressure detector, an atmospheric pressure sensor, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to control the internal combustion engine such that accumulation amount of a particulate matter in the exhaust filter is regulated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258346

Internal combustion engine

Stable combustion is achieved in an internal combustion engine, in cases where an air stream has occurred in a cylinder. The engine includes a fuel injection valve having a first nozzle hole and a second nozzle hole, and an spark plug disposed at a position through which the swirling flow flows, and which is at the downstream side of the flow of the swirling flow from an extension line of the first nozzle hole and at the upstream side of the flow of the swirling flow from an extension line of the second nozzle hole, for igniting a spray of fuel injected from the fuel injection valve, wherein the first nozzle hole and the second nozzle hole are formed in such a manner that the shortest distance from the extension line of the first nozzle hole to the spark plug becomes longer than the shortest distance from the extension line of the second nozzle hole to the spark plug.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258345

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine where a tumble flow is generated inside a combustion chamber includes: a spark plug; an in-cylinder injection valve that injects fuel at a specific timing so that a fuel spray proceeds towards the vortex center of the tumble flow at the time of stratified charge combustion operation; and a control device that, in a case where the size of a combustion fluctuation during the stratified charge combustion operation is greater than a determination value, changes an in-cylinder injection ratio so that a plug-periphery air-fuel ratio becomes richer. The changing of the ratio is performed by, first, decreasing the ratio by a fixed amount, and when the plug-periphery air-fuel ratio becomes richer as a result thereof, continuing to decrease the ratio, while when the aforementioned result is that the plug-periphery air-fuel ratio becomes leaner, increasing the ratio.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258343

Temperature control device for internal combustion engine

A temperature control device for an internal combustion engine includes a determining drive processor and an abnormality determining processor. The determining drive processor drives an electric pump when the difference between the water temperature and the ambient temperature is greater than or equal to a predetermined value while the electric pump is stopped. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258334

Malfunction diagnosis device for exhaust gas purification device of internal combustion engine

The invention relates to a malfunction diagnosis device for an exhaust gas purification catalyst of an engine. The device calculates, on the basis of a parameter of the engine other than an output value of a nox concentration sensor, (a) an estimated no concentration of the exhaust gas and expected to flow out from the catalyst and (b) an estimated particular component concentration of the exhaust gas and expected to flow out from the catalyst. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258332

Exhaust gas control apparatus

An exhaust gas control apparatus includes an exhaust passage, a urea water tank, a urea adding valve, a urea pump, a pipe, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to drive the urea pump to perform a filling control when a condition requiring an execution of urea water addition to the exhaust gas in the exhaust passage by the urea adding valve is satisfied so that the pipe is filled with the urea water. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258328

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head, a crankshaft, intake and exhaust camshafts, first and second chain covers, a chain, and a fastening bolt. The first chain cover having a cutout includes a first flange positioned at a specific edge portion of the cutout, which is positioned between the crankshaft and the camshafts, and a first boss through which a shaft portion of the fastening bolt is passed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160258317

Diagnosis device and diagnosis method for turbocharger

A diagnosis device for a turbocharger, the diagnosis device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to calculate a turbine expansion ratio as a ratio of a pressure of the exhaust gas flowing into a turbine of the turbocharger to the pressure of the exhaust gas flowing out from the turbine; operate a deterioration evaluation value toward a predetermined one of an increase side and a decrease side when the turbine expansion ratio exceeds a threshold; and determine a replacement timing of a turbine component when a total operation amount of the deterioration evaluation is equal to or larger than a specified value, the total operation amount being an operation amount from an initial value of the deterioration evaluation value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257345

Vehicle side portion structure

A vehicle side portion structure includes: a rocker disposed along a vehicle front-rear direction at a lower portion of a vehicle side portion, a cross-sectional shape of the rocker viewed in the vehicle front-rear direction being formed as a closed cross section shape; a front pillar that rises toward a vehicle upper side from a front end portion at a vehicle front side of the rocker, a cross-sectional shape of the front pillar viewed in a vehicle vertical direction being formed as a closed cross section shape; and a load-bearing rod that is inflected along the rocker and the front pillar as viewed in a vehicle width direction, one end side in a length direction of the load-bearing rod being disposed inside the rocker and joined to the rocker, and another end side in the length direction of the load-bearing rod being disposed inside the front pillar.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257344

Vehicle framework structure

A vehicle framework structure according to a first aspect includes: a framework member that structures a framework of a vehicle, a cross-sectional shape of the framework member viewed in a length direction thereof being formed as a closed cross section shape; a reinforcing rod disposed inside the framework member along the length direction of the framework member; and a plurality of brackets provided inside the framework member so as to be spaced apart in a length direction of the reinforcing rod, the plurality of brackets supporting the reinforcing rod.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257302

Hybrid vehicle

An engine electronic control unit of a hybrid vehicle is configured to execute in-abnormality starting control for starting an engine when the engine is cranked in a state where abnormality occurs to communication between the engine electronic control unit and a hybrid electronic control unit. The hybrid electronic control unit is configured to execute in-abnormality cranking control for controlling the first motor such that the engine is cranked when the abnormality occurs to the communication between the engine electronic control unit and the hybrid electronic control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257301

Movement support apparatus, movement support method, and driving support system

An apparatus includes an unit that plans any driving mode of an ev mode in which the motor is used as the drive source and an hv mode in which at least the engine is used as the drive source for each section, into which a route from the current location to the destination is partitioned, when a load for running in each section is set. The setup unit plans the mode using an aspect in which the hv mode is preferentially planned for a section including at least one of a current section including the current location and a section after the current section when a remaining amount of the battery is lower than a threshold of the remaining amount of the battery, and regenerative energy obtained from running load information is higher than or equal to a value determining a restoration of the remaining amount of the battery.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257300

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system for preventing malfunction of the clutch for selectively connecting the engine with the power train. The vehicle control system is applied to a vehicle having an engine, a motor disposed on a power train, and a clutch interposed therebetween. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257297

Control system for hybrid vehicle

A control system for a hybrid vehicle configured to reduce frequency of establishing an engine braking force is provided. The control system is configured to operate a first motor as a motor to increase torque of an output member while halting the output shaft of the engine by a brake, and to increase the deceleration torque of the second motor, if a state of charge of the battery is higher than a predetermined threshold level when deceleration of the hybrid vehicle is demanded.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257296

Controller for hybrid vehicle

A controller for a hybrid vehicle is a controller used for a hybrid vehicle that is equipped with an internal combustion engine, a rotating electric machine, and an electric storage device, and that is capable of an external power supply. The controller includes a required-power information obtaining section that obtains required power, and a control section that controls the hybrid vehicle so as to cause the internal combustion engine to drive the rotating electric machine in order to supply power generated by the rotating electric machine to the outside of the hybrid vehicle without charging the electric storage device, when the required power is greater than predetermined power.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257294

Vehicle information processor

In the first mode, the vehicle gives priority to traveling in which only the motor is driven. In the second mode, the vehicle drives at least one of the internal combustion engine and the motor to sustain a stored power amount of the storage battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257287

Control apparatus for vehicle

A controller for a vehicle includes: an engine controller that outputs a stop request to stop an engine when a stop condition is satisfied, and that outputs a start request to start the engine or resume the engine from a stop preparation state when a start condition is satisfied; a brake controller that, at least in a period between the outputs of the requests by the engine controlling part, automatically generates a braking force for keeping parking regardless of a driver's brake operation and that in a case where an accelerator operation amount is smaller than a predetermined ratio, when the start request has been output and the engine is being—resumed from the stop preparation state to a normal rotation state, the brake controller reduces a brake pressure to a first predetermined pressure in a shorter time than when the engine is being started from a stopped state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257271

Bumper absorber attachment structure

There is provided a bumper absorber attachment structure including (1) bumper reinforcement, (2) a first engaged portion that is formed at a vehicle upper side of a side face at a vehicle front side of the bumper reinforcement, (3) a second engaged portion that is formed at a vehicle lower side of the side face at the vehicle front side of the bumper reinforcement, (4) a bumper absorber that includes a thinned portion, an upper leg, and a lower leg, (5) a first engagement portion that is formed at a vehicle rear side of the upper leg, and that engages with the first engaged portion, and (6) a second engagement portion that is formed at a vehicle rear side of the lower leg, and that engages with the second engaged portion in a case in which the bumper absorber is displaced toward the vehicle lower side in a collision.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257265

On-vehicle camera mounting structure

An on-vehicle camera mounting structure includes a bracket arranged on a window, and a spring part that is arranged in the bracket and applies force in a direction towards the window onto the on-vehicle camera.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257261

In-vehicle sensor mounting structure

An in-vehicle sensor mounting structure includes an in-vehicle sensor, a bracket that holds the in-vehicle sensor, and a first spring portion. The bracket is fixed to an inner wall of a vehicle interior, and includes an opposed portion that is opposed to the inner wall of the vehicle interior and extends along the inner wall of the vehicle interior. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257211

Charging cable locking device and controller

A charging cable locking device locks or unlocks a charging cable in association with the locking and unlocking of a vehicle door. In the charging cable locking device, a power supply plug of the charging cable is joined to an inlet provided in a power supply opening, and the charging cable is locked when a state in which a battery is being charged by power supplied from the charging cable continues for a predetermined time.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257207

Power supply device

A power supply device includes a battery, an inverter, a converter, an electronic control unit. The inverter includes an upper arm having a third switching element and a lower arm having a fourth switching element. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257195

Fuel tank and fuel tank mounting structure

In a fuel tank, high-rigidity portions are formed to protrude to an inner side from a part of a wall portion inside the fuel tank, the wall portion defining a closed space. A built-in part is fixed to the high-rigidity portions, and is also fixed to the horizontal portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257189

Drive unit for a hybrid vehicle

A drive unit for a hybrid-vehicle to realize a variety of drive modes for covering various running conditions. A first planetary gear unit is included of a first carrier, a first sun gear, and a first ring gear. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257187

Battery unit mounting structure

A battery unit mounting structure includes a pair of right and left vehicle body frame members extending in a vehicle front-rear direction, a pair of right and left side members extending in the vehicle front-rear direction, a battery unit disposed between the right and left side members, and a reinforcement. The right and left vehicle body frame members are disposed respectively at right and left outer side portions of a vehicle body in a vehicle-width direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160257039

Molding device and method of manufacturing resin member

First passages are formed, so as to be continuous with bottom portions of first concave portions for vertical rib molding, at a concave portion for rib molding of a first molding die. A suction section that sucks interiors of the first passages is connected to the first passages. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160256920

Pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus and pulling-up-type continuous casting method

A pulling-up-type continuous casting apparatus includes a holding furnace that holds molten metal, a shape defining member disposed above a surface of the molten metal held in the holding furnace, and configured to define a cross-sectional shape of a cast-metal article as the molten metal passes through it, an image pickup unit that takes an image of the molten metal that has passed through the shape defining member, an image analysis unit that detects a fluctuation on the molten metal from the image and determines a solidification interface based on presence/absence of the fluctuation, and a casting control unit that changes a casting condition only when the solidification interface determined by the image analysis unit is not within a predetermined reference range. The casting control unit uses a reference range which differs according to the pulling-up angle of the molten metal.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160256891

Decorative coating film

A decorative coating film formed on a surface of a resinous base placed on a path of electromagnetic waves of a radar device, the decorative coating film including: fine particles of a silver alloy dispersed in the decorative coating film; and a light-transmissive binder resin with which the fine particles of a silver alloy are bonded, wherein the silver alloy consists of an alloy of silver and zinc, the zinc being contained in an amount of 0.5 to 50 mass % relative to the silver.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/08/16 / #20160256854

Catalytic converter

A catalytic converter includes a substrate (1) and a catalyst layer (3). The catalyst layer includes a bottom catalyst layer (4), a first top catalyst layer (6) and a second top catalyst layer (7). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254683

Electric storage system

An electric storage system includes plural electric storage elements, a voltage detection circuit, a discharging circuit, and a controller. The controller is configured to: (a) control an operation of the discharging circuit on the basis of the voltage values detected by the voltage detecting circuit, (b) determine a first reference voltage value indicating a lowest voltage value from the voltage values of the plurality of electric storage elements, (c) discharge the electric storage element indicating the voltage value of which a voltage difference from the first reference voltage value is greater than a first threshold value, and (d) set the first threshold value to a smaller value as the first reference voltage value becomes lower.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254661

Vehicle

A vehicle capable of running by using dynamic power of a motor includes: a battery to perform input/output of electric power for the motor; a fuse to be connected in series with the battery and to melt when an electric current exceeding a permissible value flows; and a control apparatus to restrict magnitude of the input/output electric power of the battery to less than an upper limit electric power. The control apparatus calculates a degradation level of the fuse such that degradation proceeds whenever temperature of the fuse exceeds a threshold temperature, and reduces the upper limit electric power when the degradation level of the fuse exceeds a target degradation level. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254563

Fuel cell

There is provided a fuel cell. The fuel cell comprises a stacked body that has a stacked configuration by stacking a plurality of single fuel cells; a fastening support member that is extended along a stacking direction of the plurality of single fuel cells and is configured to fasten the stacked body in the stacking direction; and an impact transmission member that is configured to include a dilatant fluid and is placed between the stacked body and the fastening support member to be arranged in a location corresponding to multiple consecutive single fuel cells along the stacking direction among the plurality of single fuel cells.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254550

Manufacturing method and manufacturing apparatus of gas diffusion layer for fuel cell

The manufacturing method of a gas diffusion layer for fuel cell includes coating a first coating fluid for forming a microporous layer on one surface of a porous base material used for formation of a substrate layer, and coating a second coating fluid for water repellent treatment having a lower viscosity than viscosity of the first coating fluid on the other surface of the base material facing downward in a direction of gravity.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254524

Rotary screen plate and method of manufacturing secondary battery

A rotary screen plate 100 that is a cylindrical body including a plurality of injection holes 11 through which electrode mixture paste is injected to a collector from inside the cylindrical body in an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical body. The rotary screen plate includes a projection 12 that projects outwardly of the cylindrical body further than another part of the outer peripheral surface 1 on the outer peripheral surface 1 of the cylindrical body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254523

Method for manufacturing secondary cell

Provided is a method for manufacturing a secondary cell by which a wound body can be effectively impregnated with an electrolytic solution. The method includes: a step of depressurizing an interior of an outer case 30; a step of pouring an electrolytic solution e into the depressurized outer case 30; a step of depressurizing the interior of the outer case 30; a step of pouring the electrolytic solution e into the depressurized outer case 30; a step of impregnating the wound body with the electrolytic solution e from both axial end portions 100a, 100b of a wound body 100; a step of waiting until a difference in pressure between a wound body external space s, which is a space between the outer case 30 and the wound body, and a wound body internal space s1 is reduced after the impregnation with the electrolytic solution e; and a step of pressurizing the wound body external space s.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254390

Zener diode

A zener diode includes a semiconductor substrate, an anode electrode and a cathode electrode. The semiconductor substrate includes a p-type anode region, an n-type current path region and a drift region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254374

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate that includes an igbt region. A first lifetime control layer extending along a planar direction of the semiconductor substrate is provided in a range in a drift region that is closer to the rear surface than an intermediate portion of the semiconductor substrate in a thickness direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254212

Onboard electronic device

An onboard electronic device includes: an element that generates heat; a member that is provided between the element and a coolant cooling the element, and differs in thermal expansion coefficient from the element; an element temperature sensor that detects the temperature of the element; a coolant temperature sensor that detects the temperature of the coolant; and a controller that controls operation of the element such that the temperature of the element allowed when the temperature of the coolant is a first temperature is lower than the temperature of the element allowed when the temperature of the coolant is a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160254206

Power converter

In a power converter, a plurality of semiconductor devices and a plurality of cooling plates are stacked. The plurality of semiconductor devices includes a first-first sealed semiconductor device, a second-first sealed semiconductor device, and a plurality of second sealed semiconductor devices. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160252586

Inspection method of secondary battery

An inspection method of a secondary battery according to the present invention includes: a charging step of charging an inspection target cell to a predetermined voltage set in advance; a voltage drop amount calculation step of calculating an amount of a voltage drop due to discharge by discharging the inspection target cell at a voltage of not more than the predetermined voltage; a non-defective product determination step of determining that the inspection target cell is a non-defective product, when the voltage drop amount is a threshold or less; and an aging step of performing aging after the non-defective product determination step.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160252571

Inspection method for semiconductor substrate, manufacturing method of semiconductor device and inspection device for semiconductor substrate

A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device is provided with an inspecting of a semiconductor substrate by an inspection method, the method including heating the semiconductor substrate, measuring first and second characteristics. The measuring of a first characteristic is performed by bringing a plurality of probes into contact with the heated semiconductor substrate and making a first electric current flow in the semiconductor substrate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160252163

Automatic transmission

A first retaining ring is disposed between a first outer circumferential groove provided in an outer circumferential surface of a radial bearing, and an inner circumferential groove of a cylindrical portion of a transmission case. A ring piece is provided with an outer ring of the radial bearing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160252069

Hybrid vehicle, controller for a variable valve timing (lift and/or angle) device for the combustion engine of the hybrid vehicle, and control method for such hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes a rotary electric machine, an internal combustion engine, and a controller. The rotary electric machine generates driving force for the hybrid vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160252020

Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an engine, the control apparatus includes an ecu. The ecu is configured to: calculate a normalized intake pressure; calculate a pumping loss torque based on the normalized intake pressure; calculate a first value or a value of a linear function as the normalized intake pressure, the first value is obtained by dividing the intake pressure by the atmospheric pressure; calculate the output value based on the normalized intake pressure and a relational data that associate a normalized output value with the normalized intake pressure; the output value is one of a second value obtained by dividing the pumping loss torque by the atmospheric pressure, a normalized pumping loss torque, a third value obtained by dividing an exhaust pressure by the atmospheric pressure, and a normalized exhaust pressure; and calculate one of the pumping loss torque and the exhaust pressure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160252003

Combustion state estimation method

Where a relationship between maximum heat release rate timing and a first combustion period length (that is, a reference relationship) in the case where an engine rotation speed of a spark-ignition internal combustion engine is a selected speed and a valve opening characteristic of an intake valve is a reference characteristic is expressed by the function are f=f(θdqpeak) where θdqpeak denotes the maximum heat release rate timing and aref denotes the first combustion period length, when the valve opening characteristic of the intake valve changes to a specific characteristic from this state, a first combustion period length for selected maximum heat release rate timing is estimated on the basis of the mathematical expression a=f(θ2)+Δa1 where θ2 denotes the selected maximum heat release rate timing and a denotes the first combustion period length.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160251995

Abnormality determination system for an exhaust device

An abnormality in an exhaust system component disposed at the downstream side of a particulate filter is determined by using a differential pressure sensor for measuring a differential pressure between a pressure of exhaust gas at the upstream side of the particulate filter and an atmospheric pressure. In an abnormality determination system for an exhaust device according to embodiments of the present invention, a differential pressure at a second flow rate of the exhaust gas different from a first flow rate of the exhaust gas is estimated based on a first actual differential pressure which is a differential pressure measured by the differential pressure sensor and the first flow rate of the exhaust gas which is a flow rate of the exhaust gas at the time when the first actual differential pressure is measured, and when a difference between a second actual differential pressure, which is measured by the differential pressure sensor at the time when the actual flow rate of the exhaust gas is the second flow rate of the exhaust gas, and an estimated differential pressure is equal to or more than a predetermined threshold value, a determination is made that the exhaust system component at the downstream side of the particulate filter is abnormal.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160251988

Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes an exhaust catalyst and a fuel injection valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160251633

Recombinant yeast and substance production method using the same

Substance productivity is improved by introducing a metabolic pathway for synthesis of acetyl-coa or acetic acid from glucose-6-phosphate into yeast. Acetic acid productivity, acetyl-coa productivity, and productivity of a substance made from acetyl-coa-derived are improved by attenuating genes involved in the glycolytic system of yeast and introducing a phosphoketolase gene into the yeast.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160251039

Structural body of differing thicknesses, and method of manufacturing thereof

A structural body of differing thicknesses are provided that is made of resin, and a method of manufacturing thereof, that can improve quality in a case in which plate thickness changing portions extend in plural directions. A first panel portion and a second panel portion are connected by a first gradually changing portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160251034

Vehicle lower portion structure

A reinforcement member disposed at a front portion of a floor panel is disposed angled toward a vehicle width direction inside on progression from a position (input portion on a vehicle width direction outside and vehicle front-rear direction front side of the floor panel toward the vehicle front-rear direction rear side. An outer end portion of the reinforcement member is joined to a rocker, and an inner end portion of the reinforcement member is joined to a floor tunnel portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160251017

Idling stop control device

An electronic control device automatically stops an engine operation when a remaining electric power amount index value is equal to or larger than an engine stop permission threshold. The device automatically restarts the engine operation when the remaining electric power amount index value is smaller than an engine restart threshold after the engine operation is automatically stopped. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160251010

Control system for a vehicle

A control system for a vehicle having an engine and a motor configured to reduce torque pulses and vibrations. The control system is comprised of a determining means that determines a target operating point of the engine at which a target engine power based on a required driving force is generated while improving fuel economy (step s1); and an electric vehicle mode setting means that shift a driving mode to the ev mode to drive the vehicle by the motor, if a target engine speed to be achieved at the target operating point determined by the determining means is lower than a predetermined threshold value (steps s2, s6).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250978

Container

A container includes a bottom wall, an upper surface, and an outer end portion having an outwardly directed end surface. A side wall is provided that includes an inner surface and a lower end portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250947

Vehicle control system and control method

A control system for a vehicle including a three-phase ac motor, a first switching device, a second switching device, and a power converter, is provided. The control system includes a short-circuit detector, and an ecu. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250946

Control apparatus and control method of vehicle

A control apparatus for a vehicle including a three-phase ac motor and a power converter, the control apparatus includes an ecu. The ecu is configured to determine whether a rotation speed of the three-phase ac motor is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold and whether a stopping operation of the vehicle is performed, to determine that the vehicle stops when the rotation speed is equal to or less than the predetermined threshold and the stopping operation is performed, to determine whether the vehicle skids, and to switch a state of the power converter to a state where all on one side of the first and second switching elements are turned off and at least one on the other side of the first and second switching elements is turned on when the ecu determines that the vehicle stops and that the vehicle does not skid.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250940

Vehicle including electric power transmission and reception unit

A vehicle includes an electric power reception unit, a motive power generation apparatus generating on an output shaft a drive force for moving the vehicle, and a vehicle ecu controlling the motive power generation apparatus. The motive power generation apparatus includes a parking gear provided on the output shaft, a parking pole having a protrusion to be fit in a groove of the parking gear, and a drive unit outputting the drive force. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250935

Power transfer system

A power transfer system includes a power reception coil arranged on a bottom surface of a vehicle, a plurality of members arranged along the bottom surface, a plurality of temperature detectors arranged around the power reception coil, and a controller that causes the power to be transmitted from a power transmission coil to decrease when a detection temperature of any of the plurality of temperature detectors is equal to or higher than a prescribed threshold, the prescribed value being set lower for a temperature detector of the plurality of temperature detectors provided closer to a member having a lower heat resistance.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250934

Power receiving device and power transmitting device

A power receiving unit adopted for this power receiving device includes a core unit having a plate-like shape and including a side surface, an upper surface and a lower surface, and a power receiving coil helically wound about a coil winding axis to surround the core unit including the upper and lower surfaces, the shield including a first shield disposed on the side of one end of the power receiving unit in an axial direction of the coil winding axis, and a second shield disposed on the side of the other end of the power receiving unit in the axial direction of the coil winding axis, the shield being absent at least at a location directly above a center portion of the power receiving unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250917

Power transmission device

A power transmission device comprises an engine and a first motor. A second motor is arranged on a different shaft from a shaft on which the engine is arranged. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250751

Providing personalized patient care based on electronic health record associated with a user

The disclosure includes methods for determining a current location for a user in an environment; detecting obstacles within the environment; estimating one or more physical capabilities of the user based on an ehr associated with the user; generating, with a processor-based device that is programmed to perform the generating, instructions for a robot to perform a task based on the obstacles within the environment and one or more physical capabilities of the user; and instructing the robot to perform the task.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/01/16 / #20160250658

Gravure kiss coater

A gravure kiss coater 1 includes a paint feeder 30 placed along a small-diameter gravure roll 10 having an outside diameter d in a range of 45-150 mm. The paint feeder 30 includes a doctor blade 32, a case 31, and a coating feed path 34,35. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248317

Control system for inverter

A control system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to execute three-phase on control such that two transistors connected in parallel to the first transistor are switched on when a condition i) is satisfied, the first transistor is one of the transistor of the six transistors and in which the short-circuit fault has occurred. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248316

Power conversion apparatus

A capacitor connected to the battery in parallel; a step-up converter connected to the battery and the first capacitor; another capacitor connected to the step-up converter in parallel; an inverter connected to the step-up converter and the other capacitor in parallel; a potential line connecting a negative-side terminal of the battery to the capacitor, the step-up converter, the other capacitor, and the inverter in the stated order; and a bypass path formed, when a lower arm switching device of the step-up converter has a short-circuit failure, from cutting the reference electric potential line at a position including at least any one of a position between the negative-side terminal and the capacitor and another position between the step-up converter and the other capacitor. The bypass path bypasses the lower arm switching device and connects the negative-side terminal to the inverter.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248306

Conductor shaping apparatus and method

A conductor shaping apparatus with first and second shaping dies that are movable toward and away from each other along a first direction, and that are moved toward each other to shape the at least one first bent portion and the at least one second bent portion, wherein one of the first and second shaping dies is configured to be moved away from the other along a second direction that is different from the first direction such that the conductor is not dragged when the first and second shaping dies are moved away from each other along the first direction after shaping of the first and second bent portions is completed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248303

Electric motor

An electric motor includes a rotor shaft, and the rotor shaft has a shaft-core oil passage and radial oil passages. The shaft-core oil passage includes an inner wall facing radially inward. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248130

Assembled battery reusing system, and apparatus for assembled battery reusing system

An assembled battery reusing system for reusing an assembled battery including a plurality of single cells is provided. The rebuild candidate determining unit (430) determines based on the information about the assembled battery whether a retrieved assembled battery is a rebuild candidate, and the information is acquired by the assembled battery information acquisition unit (i.e. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248119

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 with favorable ion conductivity. In the present invention, the above object is achieved by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material comprising a composition of lixsiypzs1-x-y-z-wxw (0.37≦x≦0.40, 0.054≦y≦0.078, 0.05≦z≦0.07, 0≦w≦0.05, and x is at least one of f, cl, br, and i), characterized in that the sulfide solid electrolyte material has a crystal phase a having a peak at a position of 2θ=29.58°±1.00° in x-ray diffraction measurement using a cukα ray, the sulfide solid electrolyte material does not have a crystal phase b having a peak at a position of 2θ=30.12°±1.00° in x-ray diffraction measurement using a cukα ray, or slightly has the crystal phase b.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248106

Protection of sealing of separator for fuel cell

An object is to improve the durability of a seal member such as a gasket. A bottom 23 is a seal surface that comes into contact with a gasket 40 placed between the bottom 23 and an adjacent cell. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248105

Separator for use in fuel cell, and fuel cell

A separator that is used for a fuel cell includes: a separator center area that is arranged to face a power generation area of the membrane electrode assembly; an outer peripheral portion that is extended from the separator center area to outer periphery; a first manifold hole and a second manifold hole that are provided in the outer peripheral portion; a fluid flow path that is arranged to extend from the first; manifold hole through the separator center area to the second manifold hole; and a gasket; that is provided on the outer peripheral portion to surround an area of the fluid flow path and outer circumferences of the first and second manifold holes. The gasket is divided into first gasket portions that are provided adjacent to ends of the separator center area and are extended along respective side edges at the ends, and second gasket portions that are provided to surround the outer circumferences of the first manifold hole and the second manifold hole, respectively. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248104

Fuel cell separator and fuel cell

An anode-side separator 120 includes first grooves 202 and second grooves 204 that are formed alternately, by formation of a plurality of pit-and-bump stripes provided by press molding, in a separator central region 121 opposed to a power generation region 112 of a mega 110. Terminal first grooves 202t is extended at an upper edge of the separator central region 121 in which the first grooves 202 and the second grooves 204 are formed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248093

All solid state battery

The main object of the present invention is to provide an all solid state battery in which compatibility between battery performance and safety is intended. The present invention attains the object by providing an all solid state battery comprising a cathode layer containing a cathode active material, an anode layer containing an anode active material, and a solid electrolyte layer formed between the cathode layer and the anode layer, containing a first sulfide solid electrolyte material, characterized in that a ratio of ion resistance of the whole all solid state battery to ion resistance of the solid electrolyte layer is 3.8 or less, and the ion resistance of the solid electrolyte layer is 7.6 Ω·cm2 or more and 16 Ω·cm2 or less.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248085

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

A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode composite material layer, the positive electrode composite material layer including: a composite particle including a positive electrode active material, a first conductive material and a binder; and a second conductive material arranged on a surface of the composite particle and having a dbp oil absorption number smaller than that of the first conductive material.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248076

Degassing method for electrode paste

Provided is a degassing method for an electrode paste that introduces the electrode paste formed by kneading a solid content containing an electrode active material and a dispersion medium into a decompressed container and degassing the electrode paste while a shear force is applied to the electrode paste. A ratio of the solid content in the electrode paste is set to be 55 mass % or more, and a pressure in the decompressed container is set to be −50 kpa or more. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160248059

Onboard battery

An onboard battery mounted in a front section of a space located behind a rearmost seat of an automobile includes: an assembly battery including electrode terminals arranged on a rear surface of the assembly battery in a vehicle frontward and rearward direction; and a battery case housing the assembly battery. A case rear-surface member forming a rear surface of the battery case is provided with a ridge portion that faces at least a part of a rear surface of the assembly battery in the vehicle frontward and rearward direction in a manner so as to avoid the electrode terminals, the ridge portion projecting toward the assembly battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160247910

Silicon carbide semiconductor device

A silicon carbide semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a drift layer; a current dispersion layer; a base region; a source region; trenches; a gate insulation film; a gate electrode; a source electrode; a drain electrode; and a bottom layer. The current dispersion layer is arranged on the drift layer, and has a first conductive type with an impurity concentration higher than the drift layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160247808

Semiconductor device

Provided is a technology for further reducing a loss in a semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate in which an igbt region and a diode region are provided. This semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate in which at least one igbt region and at least one diode region are provided. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160247793

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

A semiconductor module includes: first semiconductor devices; second semiconductor devices; a first and second wires. Each first semiconductor device comprises: first sealing resin; first-third terminals; a first semiconductor chip connected to the first and third terminals. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160247743

Semiconductor module

A semiconductor module has a structure in which a semiconductor device, an insulating sheet, and a cooler are stacked on each other. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element, a heat transfer plate that is connected to the semiconductor element, and a resin molding that seals the semiconductor element and the heat transfer plate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160247647

Switch device

A switch device includes a switch body that supports a lever operating portion, and a cylindrical fitting portion through which the switch body is attached to an attached portion. The fitting portion includes a plurality of elastic deformation portions elastically deformable by a clamping force of a clamping band member and a pressed-bulging portion bulging from an outer surface of a tip portion of the elastic deformation portions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160247646

Switch device

A switch device includes a cylindrical movable lever-portion that is operable in multiple directions, a unit case that supports the movable lever-portion, and a flexible printed circuit board routed from an inside of the movable lever-portion to an inside of the unit case. A routed portion of the flexible printed circuit board to be routed inside the unit case includes a stress absorber configured to absorb a stress applied to the flexible printed circuit board. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160246298

Drive assist apparatus

A drive assist apparatus includes an arrival window time calculation unit configured to calculate an arrival window time before the vehicle arrives at a switching completion point, a driving concentration degree estimation unit configured to estimate a driving concentration degree of a driver based on a state of the driver when the arrival window time is equal to or shorter than a predetermined time, and a stimulation providing unit configured to provide a stimulus to the driver according to the driving concentration degree. In a case where the driving concentration degree is equal to or less than a threshold value set in advance, the stimulation providing unit provides a stimulus to the driver, which is stronger than that in a case where the driving concentration degree is greater than the threshold value, or provides a stronger stimulus to the driver in accordance with reduction in the driving concentration degree.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245723

Abnormality diagnosis system of air-fuel ratio sensor

The abnormality diagnosis system of an air-fuel ratio sensor comprising an exhaust purification catalyst, an upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor provided at an upstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst, a downstream air-fuel ratio sensor provided at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst, and a diagnosis device diagnosing the downstream air-fuel ratio sensor for abnormality based on outputs of these air-fuel ratio sensors. The diagnosis device judges that the downstream air-fuel ratio sensor suffers from an abnormality if the output air-fuel ratio of the upstream side air-fuel ratio sensor has become a rich air-fuel ratio richer than a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, and the output air-fuel ratio of the downstream air-fuel ratio sensor air-fuel ratio has changed from an air-fuel ratio richer than a lean judged reference air-fuel ratio to an air-fuel ratio leaner than the lead judged reference air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245658

Support point management system, method, and program

Support point management systems, methods, and programs acquire a support point registered as a subject of deceleration support and exclude the support point as the subject of deceleration support in a case a vehicle travels on a new road after having traveled through the support point without deceleration at the support point.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245450

Heat insulating material

It should be noted that when hollow nanosilica in an amount not less than a predetermined amount is incorporated into an alcufe-based quasicrystalline alloy, a heat conductivity lower than the heat conductivity predictable from the mixing ratio of the alcufe-based quasicrystalline alloy and the hollow nanosilica is obtained, a heat insulating material including an alcufe-based quasicrystalline alloy having mixed therein 17 mass % or more of hollow nanosilica is produced, wherein the heat insulating property is more enhanced.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245401

Control apparatus for vehicular automatic transmission

When an alternator load torque talt is larger than a threshold α, a lockup clutch is released. Thus, a deceleration g can be restrained from becoming too large due to the alternator load torque talt. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245399

Hydraulic circuit for power transmission device of vehicle

A fitting clearance of a relief valve functions as an air bleeding orifice. When a discharge pressure reaches a relief pressure so that the relief valve turns into a relief state, a spool is moved so as to limit flow-out of hydraulic oil through the fitting clearance. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245392

Lubrication structure and transmission

A lubrication structure includes a liquid drop splashing device and an electret portion. The liquid drop splashing device is configured to turn a lubricating liquid for lubricating machine-element components into liquid drops. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245346

Fixation structure for selectable one-way clutch

A fixation structure for a selectable one-way clutch that can prevent engagement delay and imperfect engagement of the selectable one way clutch is provided. The fixation structure comprises a ridge formed on a back face of the pocket plate to be splined to a casing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245304

Compressor housing for supercharger

A compressor housing includes an intake port, a scroll, and a shroud. The shroud includes a shroud surface facing the impeller, a sliding member in an annular shape, and a sliding-member fixing portion in an annular shape. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245248

Fuel pump

A fuel pump includes a holed disk-shaped plate and a coil spring to press the plate toward a lifter. The plate has an inner circumferential surface to be engaged with a groove in a projection-side end portion of a plunger. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245214

Control device for internal combustion engine and control method for internal combustion engine

In a control device for an internal combustion engine, when a fuel-supply cutoff process ends and fuel injection restarts, an increase ratio based on which a base injection amount is increased is set such that the increase ratio when a duration of the fuel-supply cutoff process is long is higher than the increase ratio when a duration of the fuel-supply cutoff process is short. In addition, the increase ratio is decreased with a lapse of time after fuel injection restarts. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245210

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided that can detect the adherence of deposits to a cylinder pressure sensor without subjecting the internal combustion engine to an impact or the like. A control device for an internal combustion engine equipped with a cylinder pressure sensor detects changes in the sensitivity of the cylinder pressure sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245206

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an engine of the invention executes an automatic stop control for stopping stop a rotation of a crank shaft when a predetermined automatic stop condition is satisfied. The device acquires a focused peak value of the engine speed appearing after a time when a rotation direction of the crank shaft first reverses while the automatic stop control has been executed, determines, based on the focused peak value, whether there will be an excessive peak value expected to depart from a predetermined permission range after the focused peak value appears, and executes a starter start control for driving the starter, restarting the fuel supply and igniting the fuel to restart an operation of the engine when a predetermined restart condition is satisfied, the engine speed is within the predetermined permission range and it has been determined that there will be no excessive peak value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245196

Control device of vehicle

The invention relates to a control device of a vehicle provided with a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine comprising a catalyst in an exhaust passage. When a state of an ignition switch has been changed from an on-state to an off-state and a rotation of the engine has stopped, the control device causes a fuel injector to inject fuel into a combustion chamber of a particular cylinder in which an intake valve is closed and an exhaust valve is open and causes an ignition device to ignite the fuel.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245195

Heat release rate waveform calculation apparatus and heat release rate waveform calculation method for internal combustion engine

A period from ignition timing to maximum heat release rate timing, at which a heat release rate is maximum, within a combustion period of air-fuel mixture is defined as a first combustion period that is one of characteristic values of a heat release rate waveform. The first combustion period is estimated based on a cylinder volume at the maximum heat release rate timing (maximum heat release rate cylinder volume) irrespective of any of an engine load factor, an egr rate, an air-fuel ratio, an oil or coolant temperature and opening and closing timing of an exhaust valve through correction by the use of the exponential function of an engine rotation speed with an exponent of a value commensurate with a tumble ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245191

Control device for supercharged engine

In a multiple cylinder supercharged engine, when reduced cylinder operation is executed, a throttle, which is located downstream of a compressor driven by a turbine provided in an exhaust passage, through which exhaust gas of a cylinder group flows, is operated to a fully closed state, wherein the reduced cylinder operation is applied to the cylinder group. A fuel injection amount of at least one cylinder included in the cylinder group is made smaller than a fuel injection amount of a cylinder included in another cylinder group, and this at least one cylinder is operated, in order to increase rotational speed of the compressor, so that a value of pressure of an upstream side of the throttle is controlled to a value, which is equal to or larger than a value of pressure of a downstream side of the throttle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/25/16 / #20160245164