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Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha patents (2017 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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Locking and unlocking system and key unit

A locking and unlocking system includes: a portable terminal; a key unit; and a locking and unlocking device of a vehicle or facilities. The portable terminal includes a first sending unit sending first authentication information to the key unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Power conversion device for electric vehicle

A power conversion device includes a main battery, an auxiliary battery, an inverter circuit, a high-voltage wiring, a smoothing capacitor, a main wiring, a subsidiary wiring, a dc-dc converter and a controller. The dc-dc converter is connected to a high-potential wire of the main wiring, a low-potential wire of the main wiring, a high-potential wire of the subsidiary wiring, a low-potential wire of the subsidiary wiring, the high-potential wire of the high-voltage wiring and the low-potential wire of the high-voltage wiring. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Electrical connector assembly

An electrical connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector. The first connector has a hood defining a mating opening. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Electrical connector

An electrical connector that prevents water from entering the hood of the electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a housing adapted to be mated in a receiving space in a hood of a mating connector. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Electrical connector

An electrical connector comprises a housing and a contact held by the housing. The housing has a hood including a receiving space for receiving a mating connector and a pair of first inner surfaces extending along a vertical direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Electrical connector and electrical connector assembly

An electrical connector comprises a housing having a water stop groove and a region disposed between an end of the housing and the water stop groove. The water stop groove extends along a circumferential direction of the housing orthogonal to a mating direction of the electrical connector. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Battery pack structure

A battery pack structure includes a chamber, a cooling duct arranged outside the pack case, and a connector that communicates the chamber and the cooling duct with each other. The connector includes a first opening, which is connected with the chamber in a state of being sealed by a first sealing member, a second opening, which is connected with a cooling duct in a state of being sealed by a second sealing member, a first sealing surface, which is formed in a peripheral part of the first opening and is either a tube-shaped surface or a plane that faces a chamber inlet surface though the first sealing member, and a second sealing surface, which is formed in a peripheral part of the second opening and is a tube-shaped surface or a plane that faces a duct outlet surface through the second sealing member.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Lithium ion secondary battery

Provided is a lithium ion secondary battery which has a low internal resistance in a low-soc region and a sufficiently large amount of gas generated during overcharge. The lithium ion secondary battery disclosed herein includes an electrode body having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Method of producing negative electrode plate

A method of producing a negative electrode plate includes mixing a negative electrode mixture material containing a negative electrode active material and a binding material with a solvent and forming a wet granulated body and rolling the wet granulated body to pass through a gap between a pair of rolls, molding the body in a sheet form, and adhering the body to a surface of a negative electrode current collecting foil. Moreover, when the wet granulated body is formed, a powder whose average particle size x μm and tap density y g/cm3 satisfy y≧0.0139x+0.4386 is used as a powder of the negative electrode active material.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Fuel-cell unit cell

A fuel-cell unit cell comprises: a membrane electrode and gas diffusion layer assembly; a cathode-side separator made of a press-molded plate, the cathode-side separator forming a plurality of cathode gas flow paths and non-flow-path portions therebetween on a cathode-side surface of the membrane electrode and gas diffusion layer assembly; and an anode-side separator made of a press-molded plate, the anode-side separator forming a plurality of anode gas flow paths and non-flow-path portions therebetween on an anode-side surface of the membrane electrode and gas diffusion layer assembly. At least one gas flow path among the plural cathode gas flow paths and the plural anode gas flow paths includes a constricting portion that is configured to reduce a flow-path height in a stacking direction of the fuel-cell unit cells as well as to reduce a flow path cross-sectional area of the gas flow path. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Fuel cell system

An mg-ecu obtains a rotational speed na of an acp. The mg-ecu transmits the obtained rotational speed (a pm reception rotational speed) na of the acp to a pm-ecu through communication. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Conductive paste and mixture paste for lithium ion battery positive electrode

The present invention provides a conductive paste for positive electrodes of lithium-ion batteries and a mixture paste for positive electrodes of lithium-ion batteries that are inhibited from increasing in viscosity and gelling, and that have an easy-to-apply viscosity. The conductive paste of the present invention contains a dispersion resin (a), polyvinylidene fluoride (b), conductive carbon (c), a solvent (d), and a dehydrating agent (e).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Waterproof structure of wire harness

A waterproof structure of a wire harness includes at least one bundle of an electric wire group in which a plurality of electric wires are linearly arranged, a damming part made of a hard resin material, the damming part which surrounds a part of the electric wire group in an extension direction of the electric wire group and which includes an outer periphery shape part according to a shape of a trapezoidal through hole in an electric wire group insertion part with a divided structure, and a water stop material which prevents water from entering a gap between the electric wire group insertion part and the outer periphery shape part and which is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the through hole.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Locking and unlocking system, server used for locking and unlocking system and method for executing locking and unlocking system

A locking and unlocking system includes a portable terminal and a server. The portable terminal includes a first reception unit configured to receive authentication information used for locking and unlocking of a vehicle or a facility from the server, and a first transmission unit configured to transmit a signal requesting the locking or the unlocking to a device provided in the vehicle or the facility. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170372546

Locking and unlocking system, portable terminal capable of communicating with server, locking and unlocking method executed by portable terminal, and non-transitory storage medium storing program

A locking and unlocking system includes a portable terminal and a server. The portable terminal includes a service providing unit, a first sending unit, and a first receiving unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170370467

Control system for vehicle

In an electronic control unit, a traveling mode switching control unit switches a traveling mode from an n mode to a b mode when a shift lever is operated to a b operation position while the traveling mode is the n mode and the vehicle is traveling forward. Accordingly, during forward coast traveling in the n mode, the traveling mode is switched from the n mode to the b mode by an operation in one direction of the shift lever to a b operation position without requiring operations in two directions of the shift lever to a d operation position. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170370320

Air-fuel ratio control apparatus and method for internal combustion engine

An engine includes a first injection valve, which is one of port and direct injection valves, and a second injection valve, which is the other. When operating only the first injection valve based on a base injection amount, which has been corrected using a feedback operation amount and a first learning value, an air-fuel ratio control apparatus updates the first learning value and determines that the first learning value has converged on condition that a correction ratio of the base injection amount is not more than a predetermined ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170370318

Control device for diesel engine

When a diesel engine is determined to be in a motoring state, a hysteresis zero angle h0 is determined (step s14). Subsequently, a gradient dn is calculated (step s16). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170370314

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine has a humidity sensor that is disposed in an intake passage of the internal combustion engine, a temperature sensor configured to detect an intake air temperature in a position of the humidity sensor, and a controller configured to correct an offset error of the sensor value by adding a correction value to the sensor value. The controller is configured to acquire the intake air temperatures respectively at a plurality of timings in a process of the intake air temperature changing, acquire the sensor values at the respective plurality of timings, calculate values excluding influences of temperature differences of the intake air temperatures from the respective sensor values as humidity index values respectively, and determine a correction value so that a variation degree of the humidity index values becomes small.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170370313

Air-fuel ratio controller of internal combustion engine and method for controlling air-fuel ratio of internal combustion engine

An air-fuel ratio controller of an internal combustion engine includes an open-loop processor setting a base injection amount, a feedback processor calculating a feedback operation amount, an increase processor performing an increase correction on the base injection amount when a temperature of the internal combustion engine is a specified temperature or lower, an operation processor operating a fuel injection valve based on the corrected base injection amount and that is corrected using the feedback operation amount and a learning value, and an update processor updating the learning value. If the increase processor performs the increase correction, the update processor updates the learning value to increase an increase correction rate of the base injection amount when a temperature of the cylinder wall surface is high.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170370302

Exhaust gas control system for internal combustion engine and control method for internal combustion engine

In the exhaust gas control system, the electronic control unit is configured to execute first air-fuel ratio control for controlling an air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture in a part of cylinders to a lean air-fuel ratio and controlling an air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture in the other part of the cylinders to a rich air-fuel ratio is executed. The electronic control unit is configured to execute second air-fuel ratio control to perform malfunction diagnosis. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170370276

Estimator and estimator system

An estimator includes a model unit that calculates a state quantity by using an input signal and a relational expression that expresses a target model, a correction signal measurement sensor that measures a correction signal for correcting the state quantity, a correction unit that outputs a value for correcting the state quantity based on the correction signal to the model unit, and a model changing unit that changes the model unit in accordance with an oil flow related value that relates to a change of flow of cooling oil. The correction signal measurement sensor is arranged to be in contact with a metal member that includes a coil conductive wire that constitutes the stator coil, a terminal connected to the coil conductive wire, and a power line connected between the coil conductive wire and the terminal, at a point on which no cooling oil drops.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170369077

Vehicle control device

Provided is a vehicle control device capable of switching a driving state of the vehicle, including a switch pedal configured to be provided on a left side of the vehicle rather than an accelerator pedal and a brake pedal of the vehicle; a stepped state detection unit configured to detect a stepped state of the switch pedal; and a driving state switching unit configured to switch the driving state of the vehicle to an automatic driving state, a cooperative driving state and a manual driving state, wherein the driving state switching unit is configured to switch the driving state to the cooperative driving state in a case where stepping of the switch pedal is detected by the stepped state detection unit when the driving state is the automatic driving state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170369054

Collision avoidance apparatus

A collision avoidance apparatus includes an obstacle detection section for detecting an obstacle, a collision avoidance section which performs collision avoidance assist control, and an avoidance processing start section for causing the collision avoidance section to start the collision avoidance assist control. In the case where the obstacle is a continuous obstacle, the timing of starting the collision avoidance assist control is delayed as compared with the case where the obstacle is not a continuous obstacle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170369044

Vehicle traveling control apparatus

Driving support ecu transmits a communication connection request to a help net center hnc when a driver of a vehicle has been determined to be in an abnormal state where the driver loses an ability to drive the vehicle, and when the communication connection to the help net center hnc has been established, the driving support ecu transmits the help signal (the positional information of the vehicle) and decelerates the vehicle at a constant deceleration to make the vehicle stop. On the other hand, when the communication connection to the help net center hnc has not been established, the driving support ecu makes the vehicle travel at a constant speed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170369043

Vehicle traveling control apparatus

Driving support ecu sets a driver's state to “temporarily abnormal” and decelerates a vehicle when a driver of the vehicle has been first determined to be in an abnormal state where the driver loses an ability to drive the vehicle. Driving support ecu changes the driver's state to “regularly abnormal” in a case when the abnormal state of the driver remains unchanged when a vehicle speed decreases to a set vehicle speed, and at this point, reports to a help net center hnc. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170368942

Control system for hybrid vehicle

A control system for a hybrid vehicle that can reduce a power loss resulting from shifting an operating mode from motor mode to hybrid mode is provided. A transmission that is adapted to distribute torque applied to an input element to a reaction element and an output element, and to change a ratio between a first torque delivered to the reaction element and a second torque delivered to the output element. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170368906

Air-conditioning control system and information processing device

An air-conditioning control system includes: an air-conditioning device; and a control device configured to: acquire weather information; detect a boarding event; determine whether an amount of moisture brought in due to an external environment of a vehicle, which is an amount of moisture brought into the vehicle by the occupant at the time of the boarding event, is greater than a predetermined level on the basis of the weather information when a boarding event is detected by the boarding event detecting unit; and change the control information to a second state when it is determined that the amount of moisture brought in while the control information indicates a first state is greater than the predetermined level; control the air-conditioning device; and set a ventilation capacity of the air-conditioning device to be higher when the control information indicates the second state than when the control information indicates the first state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/28/17 / #20170368729

Manufacturing method of wire harness

A manufacturing method of a wire harness which includes at least one bundle of an electric wire group in which a plurality of electric wires are linearly arranged, and a damming part made of a resin material surrounding a part of the electric wire group in an extending direction of the electric wire group and including an outer periphery shape part according to an inner peripheral shape of an electric wire group insertion part, the manufacturing method includes a mold clamping step of disposing a part of the one bundle of the electric wire group and mold clamping an upper mold and a lower mold and an injection step of performing low pressure injection of a larger amount of molten resin than a volume of a cavity into the cavity.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170367150

Window glass heating device

A window glass heating device includes: a battery mounted in a vehicle; a power supply source configured to supply electric power to the battery; a heating wire configured to generate heat upon reception of electric power, the heating wire being disposed to heat a particular part of a window glass of the vehicle; and a control unit configured to control a supply state of electric power supplied to the heating wire. The control unit is configured to: set the supply state to a first state, when the power supply source supplies electric power to the battery; and set the supply state to a second state, when the power supply source does not supply electric power to the battery, the second state being smaller in an amount of electric power supplied to the heating wire than the first state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170365892

Fuel cell system and control method of the same

There is provided a fuel cell system. When receiving an instruction to start power generation of the fuel cell system, the fuel cell system is configured: (i) to obtain an output limit value of a secondary battery according to a predetermined relationship of a temperature of the secondary battery to the output limit value of the secondary battery by using the temperature of the secondary battery; (ii) to control a battery converter such as to increase a voltage of a smoothing capacitor for boosting included in the battery converter to a start-time target voltage that is higher than an open circuit voltage of a fuel cell, such that an output power of the secondary battery does not exceed the output limit value; and (iii) to operate the compressor such as to start supplying the cathode gas by the cathode gas supply system and to open the main stop valve such as to start supplying the anode gas by the anode gas supply system.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170365872

Fuel cell and manufacturing method of fuel cell

There is provided a fuel cell comprising a cell stacked body and a case configured to surround at least stacked body side faces of the cell stacked body. The case comprises a first case configured to include a first case side wall and a pair of first opposed side walls that are arranged to rise from a circumference of the first case side wall such as to have a draft angle; and a second case configured to include a second case side wall and a pair of second opposed side walls that are arranged to rise from a circumference of the second case side wall such as to have a draft angle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170365867

Voltage control system, fuel cell system, and control method for voltage control system

A voltage control system includes: a converter controlling portion; a current value acquisition portion; and a voltage value acquisition portion. The converter controlling portion sets a duty ratio in a present cycle by adding an addition term to a feedforward term, the addition term being determined by use of a current deviation, which is a difference between a target value of an output current in the present cycle and a current measured value in a previous cycle, and the duty ratio in the previous cycle, the addition term being corresponding to an increase of the output current in the present cycle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170365166

Traffic obstruction notification system based on wireless vehicle data

The disclosure includes implementations for estimating a presence of an obstruction in a roadway using wireless vehicle data. A method may include receiving a dedicated short range communication (“dsrc”) message that includes path history data describing a path of a first dsrc-equipped vehicle with lane-level accuracy over a plurality of different times while the first dsrc-equipped vehicle is traveling on a roadway. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170364084

Predicted course estimating apparatus and predicted course estimating method

A predicted course estimating apparatus for estimating a predicted course of the own vehicle, includes: a data acquiring means for acquiring turning data that indicates a turning direction of the own vehicle; a filtering means for removing a high-frequency component that is included in the turning data; a course predicting means for calculating an estimated value for course prediction of the own vehicle, based on the turning data that has been filtered and a speed of the own vehicle; a determining means for determining whether the own vehicle is traveling a part of a road where the shape changes; and a characteristics changing means for changing the extent of removing of the high-frequency component by the filtering means when it is determined that the own vehicle is traveling a part of the road where the shape changes.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170363204

Control apparatus for vehicle and control method for vehicle

In a control apparatus for a vehicle, in the cases where engine torque is higher than first torque and an engine torque change amount is larger than a first torque change amount when control is shifted from complete engagement control of a lock-up clutch to deceleration slip control, an electronic control unit is configured to shift the control from the complete engagement control to acceleration slip control and then shift the control from the acceleration slip control to the deceleration slip control after the vehicle is brought into a driven state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170363038

Cylinder block for internal combustion engine and method for producing same

A cylinder block for an internal combustion engine includes a metal section and a resin section. The metal section includes: a cylinder liner; head bolt female screw portions that are screwed onto male screw portions of head bolts that fasten the cylinder block and a cylinder head; crank cap bolt female screw portions that are screwed onto male screw portions of crank cap bolts that fasten the cylinder block and crank caps and columnar portions that connect the head bolt female screw portions; and the crank cap bolt female screw portions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170363025

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

In an internal combustion engine that includes: an egr channel that connects a portion of an exhaust channel on the upstream side of a downstream-side catalyst and a portion of an intake channel on the downstream side of both of a compressor and a throttle valve; and an egr valve configured to open and close the egr channel, a control apparatus is programmed, where an occurrence of a blow-through air that flows from the intake channel to the exhaust channel via the egr channel is detected, to limit a throttle downstream pressure to reduce the overheating of the downstream-side catalyst.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170363020

Internal combustion engine and control method of internal combustion engine

An electronic control unit of an internal combustion engine is configured to control the fuel injection valve and to control a spark plug if necessary such that fuel is combusted by pre-mixture compression ignition combustion or flame propagation combustion. The electronic control unit is configured to perform homogeneous combustion in a flame ignition operation range when switching failure has not occurred, the homogeneous combustion being combustion in which fuel homogeneously diffused into the combustion chamber is ignited using the spark plug and is combusted by flame propagation combustion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170362992

Cylinder head of multi-cylinder engine

A first coolant flow passage is provided to extend in a longitudinal direction of a cylinder head. In at least one of cross sections perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, the first coolant flow passage is located between a flat plane including central axes of a plurality of combustion chambers and parallel to the longitudinal direction and a central line plane including central lines of a plurality of intake ports. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170362695

Surface treatment method and surface treatment device

There is provided a surface treatment method in which a processing gas is brought in contact with a heated processing object made of steel, an element in the processing gas is solid-solutionized, and thus a surface treatment is performed on the processing object. The processing object is heated to a heating temperature in a vicinity of a processing temperature at which the surface treatment is performed by heating an atmosphere in which the processing object is disposed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170361846

Vehicle controller

A vehicle controller applies a braking force to wheels using a hydraulic braking force generating mechanism and sets a vehicle driving torque, which is generated by an engine, to a second torque which is smaller than a first torque in a normal state, when a switch is switched to an on state in a state in which a vehicle is traveling and an accelerator is turned on. Then vehicle stops, the vehicle controller implements an epb mechanical operating state using a mechanical parking brake mechanism. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170361837

Hybrid vehicle and control method of hybrid vehicle

An electronic control unit of a hybrid vehicle is configured to determine whether or not parking operation of the hybrid vehicle is being performed. The electronic control unit is configured to control the engine and the rotary electric machine such that starting the engine when the parking operation of the hybrid vehicle is being performed is harder than starting the engine when the parking operation of the hybrid vehicle is not being performed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170361833

Control apparatus for vehicle and control method for vehicle

A control apparatus for a vehicle includes an electronic control unit that is configured to set a value of a target generated voltage of the generator. The electronic control unit is configured to execute power generation control to control a generated voltage of a generator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170361809

Control device for vehicle heater

A control device for a vehicle heater includes: a camera; a heater configured to heat a portion of the window glass located in front of the camera; a temperature sensor configured to acquire a camera temperature; an illuminance acquisition unit configured to acquire an illuminance outside the vehicle; and a control unit configured to determine that a control prohibition condition to prohibit execution of the heater energization control is satisfied when the camera temperature is equal to or larger than a prohibition threshold temperature, execute the heater energization control when execution of the heater energization control is requested, prevent execution of the heater energization control when the control prohibition condition is satisfied, and when the illuminance is lower than a threshold illuminance, set the prohibition threshold temperature to be lower than when the illuminance is equal to or larger than the threshold illuminance.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170361800

Vehicle airbag device and vehicle occupant restraint device

A vehicle airbag device comprises an airbag that receives gas supplied from an inflator and that is adapted to be inflated and deployed in front of an upper body and above thighs of an occupant seated in a vehicle seat. The airbag includes, in the event that the gas has been supplied inside the airbag and the airbag inflates and deploys, an inflation section having an endless annular shape as viewed along a vehicle width direction, and a hollow section formed in a central portion of the inflation section. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/21/17 / #20170361712

Electric vehicle

An electric vehicle includes: a motor configured to drive a wheel; a smoothing capacitor provided within a power supply circuit that supplies electric power to the motor; a processor configured to perform a discharge process when the electric vehicle crashes, the discharge process discharging the smoothing capacitor by controlling the power supply circuit; a power source connected to each of a plurality of electric loads including the processor via a corresponding fuse; a relay circuit electrically connected between the power source and the processor and configured to be driven to electrically connect between the power source and the processor in response to a relay drive signal outputted from the processor; and a holding circuit configured to temporarily hold the relay circuit in a driven state when the processor quits outputting the relay drive signal.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170358935

Electric power system and control method therefor

An electric power system includes a relay which is switched between an on state in which charging/discharging of a battery is permitted and an off state in which charging/discharging of the battery is inhibited, and an electronic control unit which controls switching of the relay between an on state and an off state based on a command from an electronic control unit. When a command for switching the relay from the on state to the off state is given from the electronic control unit to the electronic control unit, in a case where an abnormality occurs in the electronic control unit or in a case where an abnormality occurs in communication between the electronic control unit and the electronic control unit, the electronic control unit switches the relay to the off state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170358816

All-solid-state battery and method for producing the same

An all-solid-state battery which can maintain a desired power output in normal use and reduce an excessive increase in battery temperature when an abnormality is caused by an external shock, etc. The all-solid-state battery may comprise a cathode, an anode and a solid electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the cathode and/or the anode comprises: an aluminum substrate comprising an aluminum oxide layer having a thickness of from 0.01 to 0.1 μm on a surface thereof, and an electrode active material layer formed on the aluminum oxide layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170358813

Fuel cell unit

The fuel cell unit comprises a fuel cell including a cell stack with a plurality of stacked cells; a cell monitor which monitors one or more of the plurality of stacked cells; a control device connected with the cell monitor via a communication cable; a first case which places the fuel cell therein; and a second case which places the control device therein and fixed to an upper surface of the first case. The cell monitor includes a connector portion protruded from the first case and provided with a connection connector which is connected with a communication connector of the communication cable. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170358809

Electric power supply system, mobile object, and electric power supply method

An electric power supply system includes first and second fuel cell stacks, a plurality of fuel tanks, a determination unit configured to determine the state of the first fuel cell stack during operation stop of the first and second fuel cell stacks, and a purging execution unit configured to execute purging by activating the first and second fuel cell stacks according to a determination result and opening on-off valves of the plurality of fuel tanks to supply fuel to the first and second fuel cell stacks.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170358806

Unit cell of fuel cell

A relation of x×Δt×ctet<l×t is satisfied, where x represents a distance between a circumferentially innermost position of a bonded portion of a resin frame bonded to first projections of separators and a circumferentially inner end of the resin frame; l represents a distance between the circumferentially inner end of the resin frame and a circumferentially outermost position of a held portion of a membrane electrode gas-diffusion-layer assembly that is interposed and held between second projections of the separators: Δt represents a temperature difference from a low temperature t1 of −40° c. To a high temperature t2 of 100° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170358792

Method of manufacturing nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A method of manufacturing a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a kneading step of kneading a carbon-based negative electrode active material, a binder, and a sugar alcohol with each other to form a negative electrode mixture paste; and an application step of applying the negative electrode mixture paste to a negative electrode current collector to form a negative electrode mixture layer.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170358209

Collision avoidance device

A collision avoidance device includes, for example, a collision avoidance executor, a determiner, and a collision avoidance controller. The collision avoidance executor can execute a collision avoidance function for a vehicle to avoid collision with an object to be avoided. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170358089

Object identifying apparatus

An object identifying apparatus (13) has: a first determining device (131) configured to determine a first region (231) including an object in an image; a second determining device (134) configured to determining a specific border portion (302) in the first region from a border (301) of the object at which a degree of gradient of image characteristics amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined amount, the specific border portion is a portion at which a direction of the gradient of the image characteristics amount is one direction and a distribution range of the specific border portion in the first region is larger than that of another border portion at which the direction of the gradient of the image characteristics amount is another direction different from the one direction; and an identifying device (136) configured to identify the object on the basis of a first parameter (a) representing a length of the first region and a second parameter (b) representing a length of the specific border portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170357861

Vehicle driving assist apparatus

A vehicle driving assist apparatus executes a vehicle collision prevention control when a target object distance from a vehicle to a target object is equal to or smaller than a predetermined distance. The apparatus acquires the target object distance on the basis of a position of the target object in a camera image taken by a camera and a height of the camera in a situation that a movable load of the vehicle is a maximum load capacity.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356962

Battery system

A battery system includes a nickel hydride battery and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to store data indicating a corresponding relationship between an elapsed time from start of use of the nickel hydride battery and a memory quantity. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356545

Vehicle and control method for vehicle

In a case where intermediate gear stage fault occurs, an electronic control unit determines, using a predetermined relationship for determining gear stage switching between a gear stage on a lower side than the intermediate gear stage by one stage and the intermediate gear stage, whether or not to execute gear stage switching between the low gear stage and a gear stage on a higher than the intermediate gear stage by one stage. For example, compared to using a relationship for determining gear stage switching between a gear stage on the higher side and the intermediate gear stage, it is possible to execute gear stage switching between a gear stage on the lower side and a gear stage on the higher side in a low vehicle speed region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356526

Drive transmission device

A drive transmission device includes a clutch mechanism. The clutch mechanism includes a drive transmission member that is coupled to a first rotation member via a torque limiter and is arranged in a fitting part of a second rotation member and a third rotation member, and a transmission member moving part that includes a first gap and a second gap, the first gap being formed in the fitting part and having a width wider than the thickness of the drive transmission member and the second gap being formed in the fitting part and having a width that is equal to or smaller than the thickness of the drive transmission member, the transmission member moving part being formed in such a way that the width thereof becomes smaller about a rotation axis in the fitting part.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356444

Transfer device

A transfer device that includes a case that houses a transfer mechanism; a strainer that suctions oil stored in a lower portion of the case; a valve body that has a hydraulic supply circuit that supplies a hydraulic pressure to the transfer mechanism and a suction oil path that discharges an extra hydraulic pressure that is extra for the hydraulic supply circuit; a first suction inlet that communicates with one of the suction oil path and the strainer and a second suction inlet that communicates with the other of the suction oil path and the strainer, and a balanced vane pump.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356392

Control device of internal combustion engine

A control device of an internal combustion engine comprises a heater control part configured to set a target temperature of the electrochemical cell and control the heater so that a temperature of the electrochemical cell becomes the target temperature. The heater control part sets the target temperature to a first temperature when water injection by the water injection device is not being demanded after a predetermined time elapses from startup of the internal combustion engine, and sets the target temperature to a second temperature when an operating state of the internal combustion engine is in a water outflow state where water injected by the water injection device reaches the exhaust passage without going through combustion of air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356384

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a piston and a fuel injection valve. The fuel injection valve includes a first injection hole, a second injection hole, a first needle configured to open and close the first injection hole, and a second needle configured to open and close the second injection hole. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356383

Internal combustion engine

A fuel injection valve has first injection holes, second injection holes, a first needle that opens and closes the first injection holes, and a second needle. The fuel injection valve is arranged such that a part of fuel injected from the first injection hole and a part of fuel injected from the second injection hole are gathered together at a position spaced from the side wall of the cavity by a predetermined distance. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356379

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a cylinder, an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a fuel injection valve, and an alcohol concentration sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356378

Control device of exhaust sensor

A control device of an exhaust sensor comprises a heater control part configured to set a target temperature of an electrochemical cell and control a heater so that a temperature of the electrochemical cell becomes the target temperature, and a judging part configured to judge whether a water repellency of a protective layer is falling when the heater control part sets the target temperature to a temperature of a lowest temperature at which a leidenfrost phenomenon occurs at an outer surface of the protective layer or more. The heater control part is configured to rise the target temperature when the judging part judges that the water repellency of the protective layer is falling.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356377

Controller for internal combustion engine

A controller for an internal combustion engine is configured, when the speed of combustion of a fuel in a cylinder changes as the property of the fuel injected from a fuel injection valve changes, to change a combustion limit excess air ratio that is a target value of a fuel injection amount feedforward control according to a first relationship that the combustion limit excess air ratio increases as the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder increases. The controller is also configured, when the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder changes as the property of the fuel injected from the fuel injection valve changes, to change the value of a combustion limit combustion speed parameter that is the target value of a fuel injection amount feedback control according to a second relationship that the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder corresponding to a combustion limit increases as the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder increases.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356361

Control apparatus for naturally aspirated gasoline engine

This disclosure is intended to suppress a noble metal supported by a three-way catalyst from being deteriorated by oxidation with the execution of fuel cut processing in a suitable manner. A control apparatus for a naturally aspirated gasoline engine is provided with a three-way catalyst, a first throttle valve, a second throttle valve arranged in the intake passage at the downstream side of the first throttle valve, an egr valve, and a controller. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356356

Control device for internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes cylinders that are divided into a first cylinder group and a second cylinder group, a cylinder reduction mechanism that holds intake valves and exhaust valves of the first cylinder group in closed states so as to establish a reduced-cylinder state. When the engine is stopped in the reduced-cylinder state, the electronic control unit provided in the engine starts the engine by ignition, by executing fuel injection and ignition in an expansion-stroke cylinder. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356335

Variable length connecting rod and variable compression ratio internal combustion engine

A variable length connecting rod includes a connecting rod body, an eccentric member, a first piston mechanism, a second piston mechanism and a flow-direction switching mechanism. The eccentric member, the first piston member, the second piston member and the flow-direction switching mechanism are provided in the connecting rod body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356323

Control device of exhaust sensor

A control device of an exhaust sensor comprises a cell temperature detecting part detecting a temperature of the electrochemical cell, a heater control part controlling the heater so that a temperature of the electrochemical cell becomes the target temperature, and a judging part judging whether a water repellency of the protective layer is falling. The judging part judges that the water repellency of the protective layer is falling if a condition for judging abnormality is satisfied. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170356315

Internal combustion engine

Side surfaces of an end cam cap and a pair of side surfaces of a recess for cam cap form two cross-sectional area gradually changing gaps therebetween. A gasket is filled between an inner surface of the recess for cam cap and an outer surface of the end cam cap. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355397

Behavior control apparatus for vehicle

A behavior control apparatus for a vehicle, comprising a control unit that controls braking/driving forces of wheels so that the magnitude of a deviation between a steering angle and a steering angle conversion value of a yaw rate decreases when it is determined that the deviation exceeds a threshold value in magnitude and the vehicle is in an understeer state; the vehicle has a steering device including a variable gear ratio type rack bar; and, when the sign of the steering angle is the same as the sign of the offset amount and the zero point offset amount exceeds a reference value in magnitude, the control device corrects at least one of the threshold value and the magnitude of the deviation according to the steering angle and the zero point offset amount so that it becomes difficult to determine that the magnitude of the deviation exceeds the threshold value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355370

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system is provided with: a database configured to store therein, for each vehicle, vehicle data including a plurality of types of information about vehicle operation; a group divider configured to divide the vehicle data of a plurality of vehicles into groups each including similar driving characteristics; a specifier configured to specify to which of the groups a host vehicle belongs, from a running history of the host vehicle; an extractor configured to extract the vehicle data of a vehicle with higher evaluation regarding a predetermined evaluation item, which can be evaluated by using the vehicle data, than that of the host vehicle, from the group specified by the specifier; and a controller configured to control a running aspect of the host vehicle such that it approaches to a running aspect performed on the basis of the vehicle operation indicated by the vehicle data extracted by the extractor.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355358

Control device for hybrid vehicle

A control device for a hybrid vehicle carries out, when a vehicle travels in a downhill control section or a congestion control section, pre-charge/discharge control of changing a target state of charge (soc) soccntr from a standard soc soccntr-n to a specific soc, and is within a permissible range, in a period in which the vehicle travels from a control start point (ds) to at least a start point (dk) of a subject downhill section or a subject congested section. Further, the control device is configured to inhibit, when return control is carried out while the pre-charge/discharge control is being carried out, the pre-charge/discharge control from a start time point (d5) of the return control to a time point (d9) at which the vehicle has passed through the control section. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355346

Vehicle airbag device

The present disclosure provides a vehicle airbag device including: an airbag that inflates and deploys due to supply of gas, that has a main body and a projection that projects in a vehicle rearward direction, and that has a gap portion, between the main body and the projection, which opens in the vehicle rearward direction; and a coupling portion that couples together a first attachment portion set at the airbag at a front end portion side of the gap portion and a second attachment portion set at a side portion of the projection, and which, when inflation and deployment of the airbag, stretches between the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion, which is positioned further in the vehicle rearward direction than the first attachment portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355333

Vehicle lower structure

A vehicle lower structure includes: an introducing port into which air is introduced, the introducing port being provided to a front part of a vehicle; an air outlet from which the air blows, the air outlet being provided to an underfloor downward of a bumper cover in a vehicle-vertical direction, the bumper cover being located at the front part of the vehicle; and a spat provided frontward in a vehicle-longitudinal direction of a front wheel, the spat including: a front wall protruding from a front edge of the air outlet in the vehicle-longitudinal direction toward a vehicle-downward direction in the vehicle-vertical direction; and a rear wall protruding from a rear edge of air outlet in the vehicle-longitudinal direction toward the vehicle-downward direction, and the spat opening at both sides of the air outlet in a vehicle-width direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355328

Wire harness

A wire harness includes an exterior member having a tube shape. The exterior member includes a flexible tube part formed in a flexible bellows tube shape and a straight tube part. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355286

Vehicle seat

A vehicle seat includes a seat pad configured to support an occupant and having a through-hole extending through the seat pad in a direction from an occupant sitting side toward a side opposite to the occupant sitting side; and a frame member attached to an opening end of the through-hole on the occupant sitting side, the frame member having an opening configured such that a fixation connecting portion of a child safety seat is inserted into the opening. The frame member is provided with an attaching portion attached to the seat pad. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355285

Vehicle seat

A vehicle seat includes a seat pad configured to support an occupant, the seat pad having a through-hole provided so as to extend through the seat pad in a direction from an occupant sitting side toward a side opposite to the occupant sitting side; and a frame member attached to an opening end of the through-hole on the occupant sitting side, the frame member having an opening configured such that a fixation connecting portion of a child safety seat is inserted into the opening. The frame member is provided with a locking portion locked to the seat pad. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355278

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes a drive motor, a fuel cell, an auxiliary machine, a secondary battery, a temperature sensor, a current sensor, and a control section. The control section controls the secondary battery for discharging by driving the drive motor or the auxiliary machine and for charging through power generation by the fuel cell or regeneration by the drive motor when a temperature measured by the temperature sensor is lower than a specified value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355272

In-vehicle structure of electric-power converter

In an in-vehicle structure described in the present specification, an electric-power converter is fixed onto a transaxle and positioned in front of a cowl top. The electric-power converter includes a capacitor configured to restrain a high-frequency fluctuation in a voltage of electric power supplied from a battery, and a discharge circuit configured to discharge the capacitor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/14/17 / #20170355167

Fuel system component

A fuel system component used to supply a fuel to a fuel tank or used to discharge the fuel from the fuel tank comprises a first resin layer; and a second resin layer formed in a similar color to that of the first resin layer and configured to include a welding portion that is welded to the first resin layer and an exposed portion that is not adjacent to or in contact with the first resin layer. A belt-like portion is formed on a first resin layer-side surface of the exposed portion to be parallel to a boundary between the welding portion and the exposed portion and is configured to include at least one of a concave and a convex extended intermittently or continuously.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170353548

Hierarchical structures of online computation for connected vehicles

The disclosure includes implementations for executing one or more computations for a vehicle. Some implementations of a method for a vehicle may include identifying one or more computations as being un-executable by any processor-based computing device of the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170352983

Connector and connector assembly

A connector assembly that includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector has a spring member press-fitted into a housing thereof. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170352923

Manufacturing method for all-solid-state battery, manufacturing apparatus for all-solid-state battery, and all-solid-state battery

A manufacturing method for an all-solid-state battery includes: producing a laminated battery having both end surfaces in a lamination direction and a side surface by laminating pluralities of collector layers, positive electrode mixture layers, solid electrolyte layers, and negative electrode mixture layers; supplying a liquid resin to only the side surface of the laminated battery; and curing the liquid resin. Producing the laminated battery by protruding at least one layer of the collector layer, the positive electrode mixture layer, the solid electrolyte layer, and the negative electrode mixture layer relative to remaining of the layers to form a protruding layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170352874

Method for manufacturing electrode for lithium ion battery

A method for manufacturing an electrode for a lithium ion battery is provided. A powder layer is formed by using a squeegee roll to squeegee powder including an electrode active material and supplied onto a substrate, and then compacted on the substrate by means of a pair of press rolls while conveying the substrate vertically downward to form an electrode sheet. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170352270

Obstacle warning apparatus

An obstacle warning apparatus in a vehicle specifies a position of an obstacle relative to the vehicle based on a detection result by an obstacle sensor. A warning determination section determines whether a warning about the obstacle needs to be executed, based on the specified position of the obstacle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170351928

Behavior recognition apparatus, learning apparatus, and method

Provided is a behavior recognition apparatus, including a detection unit configured to detect, based on a vehicle interior image obtained by photographing a vehicle interior, positions of a plurality of body parts of a person inside a vehicle in the vehicle interior image; a feature extraction unit configured to extract a rank-order feature which is a feature based on a rank-order of a magnitude of a distance between parts obtained by the detection unit; and a discrimination unit configured to discriminate a behavior of an occupant in the vehicle using a discriminator learned in advance and the rank-order feature extracted by the feature extraction unit. Also provided is a learning apparatus to learn the discrimination unit.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350715

Route search system, route search method, and computer program

Route search systems, methods, and programs search for a recommended route using a cost value of a link or a node that constitutes a route. The systems, methods, and programs calculate the cost value of the link or the node on the basis of calculation material information that serves as a material for calculating the cost value, and specify a reliability degree of the calculated cost value of the link or the node on the basis of a number of pieces of the calculation material information used to calculate the cost value of the link or the node. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350527

Solenoid valve and oil pump

A solenoid valve includes: a cylindrical spool that has an annular groove in an outer surface and moves along an axial direction under a driving force generated by a current being applied to a solenoid part; a cylindrical sleeve that has a through-hole capable of communicating with the annular groove and houses the spool; and an urging member that urges the spool by an urging force acting in a direction opposite from a direction in which the driving force is generated. When no current is applied to the solenoid part, a part of the through-hole communicates with the annular groove. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350500

Hydraulic control circuit for vehicle power transmission device

Ground wires are shared between a drive-side pulley solenoid valve and a driven-side pulley solenoid valve. Therefore, when a disconnection or short circuit occurs in the shared portion, a drive-side pulley and a driven-side pulley show substantially the same behavior. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350464

Shock absorber

A rod guide includes a housing portion and a depressed portion formed toward an outer periphery from a starting point located apart from a piston rod by ½ or more of a distance in an axial direction between a bottom surface of the housing portion and a flat portion of an oil seal in a radial direction closest to the piston rod, and a bush is disposed to be flush with the bottom surface or disposed to project.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350408

Compressor housing for turbocharger and method of manufacturing the same

A compressor housing for a turbocharger including a housing body having an inner circumferential recess recessively formed on an annular inner circumference surface thereof; an annular abradable seal disposed in the inner circumferential recess, an inner circumference surface of which forms a shroud surface; and a ring member formed in a ring shape along the inner circumferential recess and press-fitted into the inner circumferential recess. The inner circumferential recess includes a recess press-contact surface that is formed along a press-fitting direction of the ring member, and press-contacts a radial-direction outside surface of the ring member; and a recess opposing surface that opposes a press-fitting direction forward surface of the ring member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350361

Exhaust heat recovery system

In a distribution flow path that allows engine coolant to circulate between an exhaust heat recovery unit and an engine, an upstream flow path on the upstream side of the engine and a downstream flow path on the downstream side of the engine are communicated with each other by means of a bypass flow path to thereby form a short flow path with a shorter flow path length than in a case where the engine coolant that has exited the exhaust heat recovery unit passes through the engine. A valve that can adjust the amount of the engine coolant flowing to the bypass flow path and a short flow path pump are disposed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350338

Control device for internal combustion engine

The invention relates to a control device for an internal combustion engine that includes a turbocharger, and an actuator that changes a turbocharging pressure by regulating exhaust energy for use in drive of the turbocharger. When a target torque is increased during execution of a lean burn operation, the control device switches an operation mode of the internal combustion engine from the lean burn operation to a stoichiometric operation. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350326

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device predicts whether temporary reduction occurs to a charging efficiency of fresh air in an in-cylinder gas by an influence of an egr rate of the in-cylinder gas, which increases later than increase of a charging efficiency of the in-cylinder gas, if a first arithmetic operation is applied to calculating a target throttle opening degree based on a target charging efficiency which is increasing, in a case of shifting to an acceleration operation, by using a prediction model expressing dynamic characteristics of an internal combustion engine. When it is predicted that temporary reduction occurs to the charging efficiency of the fresh air, the control device calculates the target throttle opening degree by a second arithmetic operation by which an increase speed of a throttle opening degree is restrained more than by the first arithmetic operation, instead of calculating the target throttle opening degree by the first arithmetic operation.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350304

Piston cooling device

A cooling cavity is provided inside a piston of an internal combustion engine. Inlet/outlet holes of the cooling cavity are provided in a bottom surface of the piston. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350295

Exhaust gas control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine that can be operated at a lean air-fuel ratio is provided. This exhaust gas control apparatus is equipped with a three-way catalyst, an occlusion reduction nox catalyst (an nsr catalyst) that is provided upstream of the three-way catalyst, a bypass passage that bypasses the nsr catalyst, a changeover valve that causes exhaust gas to flow through one of the bypass passage and the nsr catalyst, and an electronic control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170350294

Exhaust gas control system for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas control apparatus has an exhaust gas control element other than an scr catalyst. A temperature increase treatment unit executes temperature increase treatment that increases temperature of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust gas control apparatus so as to increase the temperature of the exhaust gas control element to a specified target temperature. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170349170

Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method

A vehicle control apparatus 10 is provided with an object detecting means detecting an object in a travel direction of a vehicle 30, a restraining means restraining a drive force of the vehicle when the object detecting means detects an object, and a jerk acquiring means acquiring a jerk in a travel direction on the basis of a behavior of the vehicle. When the accelerator of the vehicle is actuated while the vehicle is in a state in which the drive force of the vehicle is restrained, and the speed of the vehicle is lower than a predetermined value, the restraining means increases the drive force, and decreases a post-increase drive force on the basis of the jerk acquired by the jerk acquiring means.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170349160

Hybrid vehicle and control method of hybrid vehicle

When a brake is turned on during travel of a hybrid vehicle, a required braking force required for a drive shaft is set based on a brake depression amount, a base rotation speed of an engine is set based on the required braking force, a shift stage is set based on the base rotation speed and a vehicle speed, a target rotation speed of the engine is set based on the shift stage and the vehicle speed, and the engine, the first motor, and the second motor are controlled such that the engine operates at the target rotation speed and the required braking force acts on the drive shaft.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170349097

Limiting speed display device for vehicle

A limiting speed display device for vehicle includes a position information receiver, map display device for displaying map image, imaging device, display device for road sign image, limiting speed information determining device, road attribute information determining device, country information acquiring device, limiting speed estimation device, and limiting speed display device. The limiting speed estimation device estimates limiting speed for the road based on country information and road attribute information when the limiting speed information determining device determines that the limiting speed information is not included and the road attribute information determining device determines that the road attribute information is included.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170349048

Power source system

A power source system includes a first power source, a second power source, a direct current to direct current converter, a first load including a vehicle control device configured to perform predetermined control regarding at least one of traveling, steering, and braking of the vehicle regardless of a driving operation performed by a driver of the vehicle, and an electric actuator as a control target of the vehicle control device, and connected to the first path so as to be supplied with power from the first power source, and a power source control device configured to control an operation of the direct current to direct current converter such that power is supplied to the first path from the second power source in a case where the predetermined control is performed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170349040

Air-cooled fuel cell vehicle

When it is determined that the vehicle is stopped, a control unit blocks communication between a first opening and a fuel cell by a first valve. When a fan is being driven and communication between the first opening and the fuel cell is blocked by the first valve, a second valve opens a third opening.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170349024

Stabilizer control device

Left and right stabilizer bars are provided between left and right wheels of a vehicle. A control unit controls an actuator to control a rotation angle of the right stabilizer bar with respect to the left stabilizer bar. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

12/07/17 / #20170348652

Continuous extruding kneader for producing mixture for electrode active material layer, and method for producing mixture for electrode active material layer, electrode laminate, and all-solid-state battery using it

A continuous extrusion kneader comprising a first supply section for supplying a solid electrolyte, a first kneading section for kneading a material supplied from the first supply section to provide an intermediate mixture, a second supply section for supplying an electrode active material to the intermediate mixture, and a second kneading section for kneading the intermediate mixture and the material supplied from the second supply section, wherein the first kneading section comprises a forward kneading section for kneading the material supplied from the first supply section and conveying the material downstream, and a reverse kneading section for kneading the material supplied from the forward kneading section and applying a force in the upstream direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170347405

Windshield heating device

A windshield heating device includes: a heating wire that heats a first part of a windshield of a vehicle, the first part being located in front of a camera; a glass heating apparatus that heats a second part of the windshield, the second part including the first part; and a control unit that controls energization to the heating wire and the glass heating apparatus. The control unit is configured: to determine whether energization to the glass heating apparatus is performed when heating of the first part is requested; to control so that energization to the heating wire is performed when it is determined that the energization to glass heating apparatus is not performed; and to control energization to the heating wire so that an amount of energization to the heating wire is reduced when it is determined that energization to the glass heating apparatus is performed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170346262

Bus bar used for fuel cell system

There is provided a bus bar used for a fuel cell system that comprises a fuel cell; an fc boost-up converter configured by a dc-dc converter to boost up a voltage output from the fuel cell; and an inverter connected with the fc boost-up converter. The bus bar comprises a first bus bar connected with a negative terminal of the fuel cell; a second bus bar connected with a negative terminal of the fc boost-up converter; and a third bus bard connected with a negative terminal of the inverter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170346139

Battery pack

A battery pack includes a plurality of battery modules that includes a plurality of battery cells, a battery cell holder, a second-electrode assembly including a plurality of second-electrode bus bar plates, a first-electrode assembly, and a cover. The first-electrode assembly includes a plurality of first-electrode bus bar plates, a first-electrode terminal, a second-electrode terminal connected to one of the plurality of second-electrode bus bar plates, and an inter-electrode bus bar connecting the second-electrode bus bar plate and one of the first-electrode bus bar plate and the first-electrode terminal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170346138

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a wound electrode assembly in which a positive electrode having, at its one end in a width direction, a positive electrode exposed portion provided without a positive electrode mixture layer on a positive electrode current collector and a negative electrode are wound together, with a separator interposed therebetween. The positive electrode exposed portion protrudes outward in an axial direction of the wound electrode assembly relative to the separator and the negative electrode at one end in the axial direction of the wound electrode assembly. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170346092

Oxide electrolyte sintered body and method for producing the same

An oxide electrolyte sintered body with high lithium ion conductivity and a method for producing the same, which can obtain the oxide electrolyte sintered body with high lithium ion conductivity by sintering at lower temperature than ever before. The method for producing an oxide electrolyte sintered body may comprise the steps of: preparing crystal particles of a garnet-type ion-conducting oxide which comprises li, h, at least one kind of element l selected from the group consisting of an alkaline-earth metal and a lanthanoid element, and at least one kind of element m selected from the group consisting of a transition element that can be 6-coordinated with oxygen and typical elements belonging to the groups 12 to 15, and which is represented by a general formula (lix−3y−z,ey,hz)lαmβoγ (where e is at least one kind of element selected from the group consisting of al, ga, fe and si, 3≦x−3y−z≦7, 0≦y<0.22, 0<z≦2.8, 2.5≦α≦3.5, 1.5≦β≦2.5, and 11≦γ≦13); preparing a lithium-containing flux; and sintering a mixture of the crystal particles of the garnet-type ion-conducting oxide and the flux by heating at 400° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170346067

Method of producing electrode body and method of producing battery

A method of producing an electrode body includes obtaining a state in which an electrode active material layer in a wet state which includes a first solid component containing electrode active material particles and a first liquid phase component and which includes the first solid component at a weight ratio in a range of 70 to 85% is present on the collecting foil, and applying an insulating particle paint which includes a second solid component containing insulating particles and a second liquid phase component and which includes the second solid component at a weight ratio in a range of 35 to 50% onto the electrode active material layer in the wet state, wherein a surface tension value of the first liquid phase component is in a range of 90 to 110% of a surface tension value of the second liquid phase component.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170346050

In-vehicle battery module

An in-vehicle battery module includes a plurality of cylindrical battery cells, a battery cell holder, a protective case, a vent cover provided such that the battery cell holder is positioned between the protective case and the vent cover, the vent cover and the battery cell holder disposed such that a vent space in which gas discharged from an end face on a second-electrode side of the cylindrical battery cell flows is provided between the vent cover and the battery cell holder, at least one first-electrode bus bar, at least one second-electrode bus bar provided in the vent space, and a support member disposed partially in the vent space and the support member being configured to support the second-electrode bus bar from the vent cover side.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170345601

Fuse unit

A fuse unit includes: a fusible link which is connected to a battery terminal and of which a fuse is fused when overcurrent flows therein; and a holding mechanism including a base portion that is interposed between a post-standing surface and the battery terminal in a state in which the battery terminal is fastened to a battery post provided on the post-standing surface of a battery housing, and a holding portion that is connected to the base portion and holds the fusible link on the post-standing surface. Accordingly, a load acting on the battery post can be suppressed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170345425

Voice dialog device and voice dialog method

A voice dialog device, comprises a sight line detection unit configured to detect a sight line of a user; a voice processing unit configured to obtain voice pronounced by the user and a result of recognizing the voice; a dialog determination unit configured to determine whether or not the voice dialog device has a dialog with the user; and an answer generation unit configured to generate an answer, based on a result of recognizing the voice, wherein the dialog determination unit determines whether or not the user has started the dialog, based on both the sight line of the user and the obtained voice.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170345424

Voice dialog device and voice dialog method

A voice dialog device, comprises a voice processing unit configured to obtain a voice pronounced by a user and a result of recognizing the voice; a plurality of estimation units configured to estimate emotion of the user by different methods; and a response unit configured to create a response sentence, based on results of estimating the emotion of the user, and provide the response sentence to the user, wherein when a discrepancy exists between the results of estimating the emotion of the user by the plurality of estimation units, the response unit makes an inquiry to the user, and determines which estimation result is to be adopted, based on content of an obtained response.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170345107

Power supply management system

A power supply management system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a fee setting unit configured to set power fee unit prices (first power fee unit price and second power fee unit price for each time slot, and a notification unit configured to notify a consumer of information on the set power fee unit prices. The first power fee unit price is a power unit price for a household electrical load, and the second power fee unit price is a power unit price in a case of using a charge/discharge device to charge a vehicle-mounted storage battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170344928

Car sharing system

An allocation processing unit allocates a vehicle to a user based on a selection request acquired by a request acquirer. A status information acquirer acquires accompanying selection information indicating whether or not a staff member rides together in a vehicle driven by a user, from at least one of a user terminal, a staff terminal, and a vehicle terminal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170344911

Information processing system

A position measurer measures the current position of a user terminal, and a time deriver derives an arrival time required before a vehicle arrives at the user's position, based on the current position of the user terminal and position information of the vehicle transmitted from a management server. A screen generating unit displays, as a list, information regarding the type of an available vehicle, and an arrival time required before the vehicle arrives at the user's position, on a display of an output device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170344850

Object recognition apparatus, objection recognition method, and program

An object recognition apparatus includes image information acquisition means for acquiring image information of an object to be recognized, storage means for storing detection profile information associating an object candidate with a detector capable of detecting the object candidate, and model image information of the object candidate associated with the object candidate and object detection means including detectors defined in the detection profile information, the object detection means detecting the object to be recognized by using the detector from the image information acquired by the image information acquisition means. The detector of the object detection means detects the object candidate by comparing the model image information of the object candidate associated with the detector in the detection profile information with the image information of the object to be recognized acquired by the image information acquisition means, and outputs the detected object candidate as the object to be recognized.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170344838

Hierarchical context-aware extremity detection

In an example embodiment, a computer-implemented method receives image data from one or more sensors of a moving platform and detecting one or more objects from the image data. The one or more objects potentially represent extremities of a user associated with the moving platform. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170342949

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes, in addition to an lpl-egr system, two water vapor separation film modules for fresh air and for egr gas. One module 34 is connected to a pressure reducing pump 40 through a suction passage 38. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170342937

Controller for internal combustion engine and method for controlling internal combustion engine

A controller for an internal combustion engine including a fuel pressure control processor that controls a fuel pressure at a target fuel pressure, an instruction value calculating processor that calculates a peak instruction value, an upper limit guard processor that executes a guard process on the peak instruction value, an energizing processor that energizes the coil based on the peak instruction value that has undergone the guard process, a convergence determination processor that determines whether or not the detected fuel pressure has converged on the target fuel pressure, and a decreasing processor that decreases the upper limit guard value to a lower value when the fuel pressure has converged on the target fuel pressure than when the fuel pressure has not converged on the target fuel pressure.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170342927

Abnormality diagnosis system of air-fuel ratio sensor

An abnormality diagnosis system of an air-fuel ratio sensor acquires a blowby gas flow ratio showing a ratio of the flow of blowby gas to the flow of gas to a combustion chamber and an output current of an air-fuel ratio sensor during fuel cut control in which an internal combustion engine stops the feed of fuel to the combustion chamber and at a plurality of points of time of different flows of blowby gas passing through a blowby gas passage and flowing to the downstream side of a throttle valve in the intake passage, calculate an output current of the air-fuel ratio sensor corresponding to a blowby gas flow ratio smaller than the blowby gas flow ratios acquired at the plurality of points of time, based on the acquired blowby gas flow ratio and output current, and judge the air-fuel ratio sensor for abnormality based on the calculated output current.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170342926

Controller for internal combustion engine

A controller for an internal combustion engine includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to increase an air amount that is suctioned into a cylinder while maintaining the lean air-fuel ratio as a first torque increasing operation in a case where target torque is increased during the operation at the lean air-fuel ratio such that torque is increased. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170342897

Variable length connecting rod and variable compression ratio internal combustion engine

A variable length connecting rod includes: a connecting rod body; an eccentric member which can swivel with respect to the connecting rod body and in which the effective length of the variable length connecting rod is changed when swiveled; a first piston mechanism making the eccentric member swivel in one direction when hydraulic fluid is fed; a second piston mechanism making the eccentric member swivel in the opposite direction when hydraulic fluid is fed; and a flow direction changing mechanism switching flow directions of hydraulic fluid between the first and second piston mechanisms. The first piston mechanism and second piston mechanism are formed so that a first cylinder volume defined by a stroke length of the first piston and a cross-sectional area of the first cylinder is equal to a second cylinder volume defined by a stroke length of the second piston and a cross-sectional area of the second cylinder.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170342896

Variable length connecting rod and variable compression ratio internal combustion engine

A variable length connecting rod includes a connecting rod body, an eccentric member, a switching mechanism and a stopping mechanism. The eccentric member is provided at a small diameter end of the connecting rod body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170342767

Door structure for a vehicle

A vehicle door structure includes two doors, a weatherstrip, a moving device and a control device. The two doors are disposed adjacently at a vehicle side portion with no pillar therebetween. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170341615

Occupant protection device for vehicle

An occupant protection device for a vehicle includes a seat frame, an inflator and a side airbag. The seat frame is provided at a seat lower side of a side support portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170341612

Collision avoidance device

A collision avoidance device includes a collision avoidance executor, a determiner, and a collision avoidance controller, for example. The collision avoidance executor can execute a collision avoidance function for a vehicle to avoid collision with an object to be avoided. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170341580

Vehicle display control apparatus

When a first object is first detected during a second display process executed when a second object is detected, a vehicle display control apparatus of the invention starts a first display at a first detection of the first object, stop the first display at a termination of the second display process and start the first display process at a start of the next second display process.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170341570

Display control device for meter

When an automatic transmission shift start condition is satisfied, an electronic control unit calculates a meter target rotational speed of an engine by adding a correction amount corresponding to the state of a torque converter to a turbine rotational speed corresponding to a post-shift gear stage, and makes a meter display rotational speed follow after the meter target rotational speed, fixes the correction amount to a value obtained at the time of shift start determination, when immobilization conditions including that the shift start condition for a downshift is satisfied and that the engine is driven are satisfied. When actual rotational speed display conditions are satisfied, it can be predicted that differences between an engine rotational speed and a turbine rotational speed before and after shifting are large, and so the electronic control unit sets a current engine rotational speed as the meter target rotational speed or ends the control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170341480

Air suspension system

An air suspension system includes a controller that controls opening/closing of normally-closed electromagnetic switching valves constituting a control valve, a first supply/discharge switching valve, a second supply/discharge switching valve, a first tank switching valve, and a second tank switching valve. The controller controls opening/closing of the electromagnetic switching valves in an order of first control, second control, and third control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170341463

Wheel cover

A wheel cover includes: a cover body having an engagement hole and configured to cover a design face of a wheel; and a cover fastener that is inserted through the engagement hole. A primary attachment member of the cover fastener includes: a supporter that supports a periphery of the engagement hole; a cylindrical portion that is inserted in a hub hole formed in the wheel; a coupler that couples the supporter and the cylindrical portion; and a hook extending from the cylindrical portion to an outer circumferential side of the cylindrical portion, the hook being contactable with an inner circumferential portion of the hub hole at a position spaced apart from an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170341033

Method for manufacturing porous body

Provided is a method for manufacturing a porous body by which a porous body having a plurality of layers different from each other in pore diameter can be manufactured more easily than before. The method includes heating a raw material solution including a metal ion and an organic ligand to synthesize an interpenetrated metal-organic framework layer; and after synthesizing the interpenetrated metal-organic framework layer, synthesizing a non-interpenetrated metal-organic framework layer under conditions in which concentrations of the metal ion and the organic ligand in the raw material solution and/or a heat temperature are lower than that in synthesizing the interpenetrated metal-organic framework, to obtain a porous body including the interpenetrated metal-organic framework layer and the non-interpenetrated metal-organic framework layer stacked together.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/30/17 / #20170340507

Walk training apparatus and walk training method thereof

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

11/23/17 / #20170339056

Remote vehicle data collection system

. . The system includes a vehicle and a remote centre, which manages traveling information of a plurality of vehicles. The remote centre transmits a message containing a collection condition to the in-vehicle communication set by wireless communication. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170339034

Supervising method for dynamic and large data loads in automotive systems

The disclosure includes implementations for supervising a data load for a vehicle. Some implementations of a method may include receiving report data from a communicative coupling shared with a supervised component that includes a report module that transmits a message including the report data. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170338724

Method of manufacturing laminated core

A method of manufacturing a laminated stator core includes: blanking an electrical steel sheet at 1st to nth (n is a natural number equal to or greater than 2) positions arranged in a row in the width direction of the electrical steel sheet to form 1st to nth blank members, and laminating the 1st to nth blank members to form a laminated stator core. The shape or arrangement of at least one odd-shaped part of a plurality of odd-shaped parts in the kth (k is a natural number of 1 to n) blank member differs from the shape or arrangement of at least one odd-shaped part of a plurality of odd-shaped parts in the mth (m is a natural number of 1 to n and satisfying m≠k) blank member such that the shapes of given two blank members do not agree with each other.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170338594

Charging inlet

A charging inlet 10 described in this specification includes a cable lock mount portion 30 for mounting a cable lock 50. The cable lock mount portion 30 includes: locking walls 31 including locking holes 31a, 31b for insertion of a cable lock pin 40; a pin lock 35 to be locked on the cable lock pin 40 for retaining the cable lock pin 40; and a displacement restricting portion (support walls 36) for restricting displacement of the cable lock pin when the cable lock pin 40 is displaced in a direction toward the pin lock 35. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170338499

Method of running-in operation of fuel cell

First, a reaction gas is supplied to a fuel cell stack including a laminate of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells and power generation is performed so that a temperature of the fuel cell stack reaches 65° c. Or higher (heating power generation step). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170338495

Fuel cell electrode catalyst and method for producing the same

An object of the present invention is to achieve both high initial performance and durability performance of a fuel cell. Such object can be achieved by using a fuel cell electrode catalyst that includes a solid carbon carrier and an alloy of platinum and cobalt supported on the carrier. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170338004

Conductive path protection structure

A conductive path protection structure includes a first protector configured to accommodate a conductive path therein and to protect the conductive path, and a second protector configured to accommodate the first protector therein. An identification mark for identifying a specification of the conductive path is provided on a peripheral surface of the first protector. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170337816

Wireless vehicle data-enhanced micro-navigation lane suggestion

The disclosure includes implementations for providing a micro-navigation suggestion. The method may include receiving a wireless message that includes sensor data that describes a traffic event affecting a route of travel for a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170337571

Roadside service estimates based on wireless vehicle data

The disclosure includes implementations for providing a recommendation to a driver of a second dsrc-equipped vehicle. The recommendation may describe an estimate of how long it would take the second dsrc-equipped vehicle to receive a roadside service from a drive-through business. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170337057

Soft sensor device

A second core calculates an intervening variable that is defined by an inner function, when a time derivative of a state variable is expressed by a function having the state variable, the inner function, and an observable input variable as independent variables. A first core calculates a function by using respective values of the state variable, the intervening variable, and the input variable, and obtains a value of the state variable by time-integration of a value of the function. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170336802

Caching electronic control unit mapping solutions for connected vehicles

The disclosure includes implementations for a connected vehicle receiving cached electronic control unit (“ecu” if singular or “ecus” if plural) mapping solutions via a network. Some implementations of a method for a vehicle may include identifying a presence of one or more functions associated with a vehicle control system. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170335921

Balance device for internal combustion engine

A balance device for an internal combustion engine includes a crankshaft and a balance shaft. The crankshaft includes a cs eccentric weight. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170335808

Ventilation apparatus of internal combustion engine

A ventilation apparatus of an internal combustion engine of the invention ventilates a chain chamber by recirculating blow-by gas to an intake passage through a blow-by gas recirculation pipe and introducing air into the chain chamber through an air introduction pipe. The air introduction pipe is secured to a head cover wall portion which corresponds to a portion of a head cover wall which defines the chain chamber.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170335790

Control system of compression ignition type internal combustion engine

An action of injection of the main injection fuel (qm) from the fuel injector (3) is started within a range of crank angle from 10 degree before the compression top dead center to 10 degree after the compression top dead center. A smaller amount of the auxiliary injection fuel (qn) than the main injection fuel (qm) is made to be injected from the fuel injector (3) before the main injection fuel (qm) so as to make the auxiliary injection fuel (qn) ignite by the premixed charge compression ignition. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170335784

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine (i) acquires a rotational speed signal correlated with a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine, (ii) extracts, from the acquired rotational speed signal, at least first-order and lower-order than the first-order components of the rotational speed signal, (iii) extracts, from the acquired rotational speed signal, at least an n-th-order component of the rotational speed signal, (iv) determines that no disturbance has occurred when a first-order parameter regarding a magnitude of an amplitude of the extracted first-order and lower-order than the first-order components is smaller than a first threshold, and (v) determines that a disturbance has occurred when the first-order parameter is equal to or larger than the first threshold and an n-th-order parameter regarding an amplitude of the extracted n-th-order component is equal to or larger than a second threshold.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170335779

Lean-burn engine

In a lean-burn engine equipped with a turbocharger, a responsiveness of a super-charging pressure in a lean region is enhanced by control of a valve timing of an exhaust valve while a combustion state is restrained from varying. A variable valve mechanism that can change an opening timing of the exhaust valve while keeping a closing timing of the exhaust valve constant, is included in the lean-burn engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170335777

Control apparatus for naturally aspirated gasoline engine

An object is to supply fresh air and egr gas into a cylinder in good balance according to the required load in a naturally aspirated gasoline engine. When the operation state of the engine falls in a low load range, a control apparatus adjusts the degree of opening of the second throttle while keeping the first throttle fully open and controls egr gas quantity by adjusting the degree of opening of the egr valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170335733

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine comprises an ammonia supplier which includes a storage unit configured to store a precursor of ammonia or ammonia (reducing agent or the like), and a controller programmed to carry out output restriction control as such control that an output of the internal combustion engine is restricted to be not more than a predetermined output such that a nox purification rate brought about by the storage reduction nox catalyst is within an allowable range if an amount of the reducing agent or the like stored in the storage unit is less than a predetermined storage amount.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170335479

Film forming method for metal film and film forming apparatus therefor

In a film forming method, in a state where a metal solution is sealed in a first accommodation chamber of a housing with a solid electrolyte membrane and a fluid is sealed in a second accommodation chamber of a placing table with a thin film, a substrate is placed on the placing table and the placing table and the housing are moved relative to each other to cause the substrate to be interposed between the solid electrolyte membrane and the thin film, the solid electrolyte membrane and the thin film are pressed against the substrate interposed therebetween to cause the solid electrolyte membrane and the thin film to conform to a surface and a rear surface of the substrate, thereby forming a metal film.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334480

Electric power steering device

In an electric power steering device which controls an assist motor such that a turning angle of turning wheels approaches a target turning angle set corresponding to steering torque based on an operation of a steering wheel by a driver, pure steering torque is calculated by correcting detection steering torque detected by a torque sensor based on a steering angle detected by a steering angle sensor, and a target turning angle is set based on this pure steering torque. Thereby, influence of moment of inertia and viscous friction of a constituent member on an upstream side of the torque sensor in a steering mechanism, etc. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334458

Vehicle

A vehicle includes an autonomous driving device that executes autonomous drive control; a track generation section that generates a travel track of the vehicle based on an estimation result by a self-position estimation section and a recognition result by an object recognition section; an actuator that moves the vehicle so that the vehicle travels along the travel track; a trigger input pedal disposed at a left side from an accelerator pedal and a brake pedal 102, seen from a driver; and an autonomous drive control start determination section that starts the autonomous drive control when an autonomous drive control start trigger is inputted via the trigger input pedal and it is determined that start of the autonomous drive control is possible.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334450

User profile-based automatic parameter tuning system for connected vehicles

The disclosure includes implementations for modifying an operation of an advanced driver assistance system (“adas system”) of a vehicle based on one or more preferences of a user for the operation of the adas system. Some implementations of a method may include receiving a wireless message from a wireless network. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334442

Route evaluation device

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

11/23/17 / #20170334433

Hybrid vehicle

A drivability target engine speed is set based on a shift stage based on an accelerator opening level and a vehicle speed and the vehicle speed, and a base driving force is set based on an accelerator required driving force and the drivability target engine speed. When an elapsed time after an accelerator depression amount increases is less than a threshold value, a correction driving force is set based on an increase in accelerator depression amount and an engine, a first motor, and a second motor are controlled such that an effective driving force obtained by adding the correction driving force to the base driving force is output to a drive shaft for a hybrid vehicle to travel.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334432

Controller for hybrid vehicle

A controller controls 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 a hybrid vehicle. A determination is made as to whether a torque of the electric motor, excluding the pulsation compensation torque, is smaller than a predetermined value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334426

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a first motor, a planetary gear mechanism, a second motor, a battery, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: set a shift stage based on a depression amount of an accelerator and a vehicle speed or a driver's operation; set a base driving force based on the degree of the depression amount of the accelerator, the vehicle speed, and a target rotation speed; set a correction driving force such that the correction driving force increases with an increase in elapsed time after upshifting or an increase in the vehicle speed after upshifting when the shift stage upshifts; and control the engine, the first motor, and the second motor such that a driving force obtained by correcting the base driving force using the correction driving force is output to the drive shaft.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334425

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an electronic control unit configured to: set a target rotation speed of an engine based on a vehicle speed and a shift position; set a driving force when an upper-limit power is output to a drive shaft as an upper-limit driving force; set a target engine power such that the smaller of the upper-limit driving force and the required driving force is output to the drive shaft; and control the engine, the first motor, and the second motor such that the engine to rotate at the target rotation speed and to output the target power. At this time, the upper-limit power is set to be lower when a coolant temperature of the engine is low than when the coolant temperature is high.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334424

Hybrid vehicle

When a kickdown switch is turned off, a target rotation speed of an engine is set on the basis of a vehicle speed and a gear and the engine, the first motor, and the second motor are controlled such that the smaller driving force of an upper-limit driving force based on the target rotation speed and a required driving force is output to a drive shaft and the engine rotates at the target rotation speed. On the other hand, when the kickdown switch is turned on, the target rotation speed is set to be higher than that when the kickdown switch is turned off on the basis of the vehicle speed and the gear and the engine, the first motor, and the second motor are controlled such that the required driving force is output to the drive shaft and the engine rotates at the target rotation speed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334420

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a first motor, a planetary gear mechanism, a second motor, a battery, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: control the engine, the first motor, and the second motor such that the hybrid vehicle travels using a required driving force; set a target rotation speed on a basis of the depression amount of the accelerator pedal, the vehicle speed, and a shift stage such that the target rotation speed of the engine increases as the depression amount of the accelerator pedal increases; set an upper-limit driving force; and control the engine, the first motor, and the second motor such that the engine operates at the target rotation speed and the smaller driving force of the upper-limit driving force and the required driving force is output to the drive shaft.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334385

Vehicle occupant protecting device

A vehicle occupant protecting device including: an airbag that is accommodated at an upper portion of a vehicle seat, that receives a supply of gas from an inflator and is inflated and expanded toward a seat front side, and that includes a front inflating portion, which is inflated at a seat front side with respect to a head portion of a vehicle occupant, and a pair of left and right lateral inflating portions, which are connected to the front inflating portion and are inflated at sides of the seat with respect to the head portion, the airbag being structured as an integral bag body that covers the head portion; and reinforcing portions that extend in a seat vertical direction at an interior of a seatback, and that connect an upper portion and a lower portion of a seatback frame that structures a frame of the seatback.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334365

In-vehicle camera

An in-vehicle camera including: a camera component that records out of the vehicle through a window glass; a cover that covers the camera component from the vehicle interior side, with a gap existing between the cover and the window glass; and a blocker that is secured to a vehicle interior-side surface of the window glass inside the cover and is configured to allow passage of air between the inside and the outside of the cover via the gap while blocking light passing through the gap and reflected into the camera component.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334364

Photographing apparatus for vehicle

The photographing apparatus for vehicle includes image pickup device which is disposed inside of a window part provided in a vehicle and receives photographing luminous flux passing through a light transmissive portion, a heater, composed of heated wire, generates heat when being supplied electrical power from electric power source, a heated portion, fixed to the heater, faces an inner surface of the light transmissive portion and gives radiant heat to the light transmissive portion when receiving heat from the heater. The heated portion is a plate having a polygonal shape. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334309

Cooling structure for battery pack

A cooling structure for a battery pack is provided. The battery pack is positioned in a luggage space of a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334293

Vehicular display device

A vehicular display device includes: a decoration panel that includes a base, the base including one surface thereof configured as a design surface and an opening formed therein, and the decoration panel being provided at an interior in a vehicle; a diffusion member that is configured to block the opening of the base; and a sheet member that includes a light transmission type screen portion, the light transmission type screen portion including a light transmitting portion and a light shielding portion mixed therein, the light transmitting portion being configured such that light that has been irradiated from a side of another surface of the base to be diffused by the diffusion member is transmitted, and the light shielding portion being configured such that the light cannot be transmitted, and the sheet member being provided on the design surface such that the light transmission type screen portion covers the diffusion member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/23/17 / #20170334261

Damping force control device for vehicle

A damping force control device for controlling damping forces of shock absorbers by a control device, which is configured to to estimate first vertical speeds at the positions of wheels based on the vertical accelerations of a vehicle body at the positions of the wheels, to estimate second vertical speeds of the vehicle body caused by driver's driving operation based on driving operation amount of the driver, to calculate target damping forces by subtracting products of damping coefficients of the ride comfort control and second vertical speeds from the sums of products of the damping coefficients of the ride comfort control and first vertical speeds and products of damping coefficients for controlling posture change of the vehicle body and the second vertical speeds, and to control damping coefficients of the shock absorbers based on the target damping forces.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170331520

Communication system and connector

A communication system comprising: a control line transmitting a control signal for controlling charging of a battery mounted on a vehicle; a reference potential line connected to a reference potential of the vehicle serving as a reference for the control signal; a first plc communication device connected to the control line and the reference potential line and superposing onto the control signal a differential signal having a higher frequency than the control signal so as to perform communication with an external power supply apparatus; and an inductive element which is provided at a point of connection between the reference potential line 1c and the reference potential or provided in the reference potential line and the inductive element having impedance for a noise having a higher frequency than the control signal is higher than the impedance for the control signal.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170331243

Wire with terminal and manufacturing method therefor

A method for manufacturing a terminal-attached electric wire including an electric wire including a core wire having plurality of strand wires, and a female terminal including wire barrels crimped around the core wire. The method includes a first step of applying ultrasonic vibrations to the core wire, and a second step of crimping the wire barrels in a region of the core wire to which ultrasonic vibrations have been applied. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170331138

Fuel cell system and control method for the same

A fuel cell system is equipped with a fuel cell and a secondary battery. This fuel cell system is equipped with a recordation unit that records a charge-discharge history of the secondary battery, a prediction unit that predicts restriction on an output of the secondary battery based on the charge-discharge history recorded by the recordation unit, and an output control unit that starts power generation by the fuel cell prior to a timing of restriction on the output of the secondary battery, when the prediction unit predicts restriction on the output of the secondary battery and the fuel cell is in an intermittent operation state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170331119

Fuel cell

A fuel cell includes: an electrolyte membrane; an anode catalyst layer; a cathode catalyst layer; and a cathode gas diffusion layer. The cathode catalyst layer includes an ionomer, the ionomer includes copolymers each of which has a hydrophilic block. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170331025

Thermoelectric conversion device

A thermoelectric conversion device including an n-type thermoelectric converter, a p-type thermoelectric converter, a high temperature-side electrode with which one end of the n-type thermoelectric converter and one end of the p-type thermoelectric converter are put into contact, a first low temperature-side electrode in contact with another end of the n-type thermoelectric converter, and a second low temperature-side electrode in contact with another end of the p-type thermoelectric converter, wherein in the n-type thermoelectric converter, the side in contact with the high temperature-side electrode is composed of a carrier generation semiconductor containing mg2sn, and in the n-type thermoelectric converter, the side in contact with the first low temperature-side electrode is composed of a carrier transfer semiconductor containing mg2si1-xsnx, wherein 0.6≦x≦0.7, and a first n-type dopant.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170330595

Audio information correction system, audio information correction method, and audio information correction program

Audio information correction systems, methods, and programs access stored continuous audio information transmitted from a transmitter and determine if a silent part that lasts for a length of a reference time is present in the stored audio information. When such a silent part is present, the systems, methods, and programs correct the audio information by either (i) deleting the silent part from the memory; or (2) adding another silent part continuously before or after the silent part and storing the resultant audio information in the memory.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170330391

Remote vehicle data collection system

A center prescribes, to a subject vehicle through wireless communication, at least one of a type of vehicle data to be collected, a conditional expression used when collecting the vehicle data, a sampling cycle when collecting the vehicle data, and a checking cycle of the conditional expression. A center-side checking section checks, based on its own check criterion, appropriateness of at least one of the type of the vehicle data, the conditional expression, the sampling cycle, and the checking cycle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170330033

Object detection device and object detection method

Provided is an object detection device (13) using a detection means (11) to transmit probe waves, receive reflected waves from an object (50) in a detection range, and acquire, as first detection information on the object, a position based on the reflected waves, to detect the object. The device includes an image information acquisition means, determination region setting means, and an object locating means. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170329000

Vehicle cruise control apparatus and vehicle cruise control method

A radar device for detecting a distance between vehicles by the transmission and reception of survey waves is mounted in a vehicle as an object detection means for detecting an object. A cruise control apparatus includes a trajectory calculation means for calculating a moving locus of a preceding vehicle traveling in front of an own vehicle on the basis of the detection result of the radar device, a route prediction means for calculating a predicted route of the vehicle on the basis of the moving locus of the preceding vehicle calculated by the trajectory calculation means, an axial deviation detection means for detecting the axial deviation of the radar device, and an invalidation processing means for invalidating the predicted route calculated by the route prediction means when it is detected that the axial deviation detection means has detected axial deviation of the radar device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328859

Solid electrolyte gas sensor element and gas sensor

A gas sensor element includes: a nonporous electrolyte body; a target gas chamber; a reference gas chamber; a first electrode coming into contact with the nonporus electrolyte in the target gas chamber; a second electrode coming into contact with the nonporous electrolyte body in the reference gas chamber so as to hold the nonporous electrolyte body between the first electrode and the second electrode; a diffusion layer arranged to come into contact with the nonporous electrolyte body and configured to deliver the target gas to the target gas chamber; and a shielding layer arranged to come into contact with the diffusion layer so as to arrange the diffusion layer between the nonporous electrolyte body and the shielding layer. At least one of the nonporous electrolyte body and the shielding layer is provided with a concave section depressed from an interface side with the diffusion layer.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328810

Abnormality diagnosis device and abnormality diagnosis method for intake system of internal combustion engine

An electronic control unit diagnoses leakage abnormality in an intake system downstream from a supercharger provided in the intake system of the engine. The electronic control unit sets, as a supercharging region monitoring value, a ratio between a first air amount obtained from a detection value of an air flowmeter and a second air amount obtained from a detection value of an intake pressure sensor, the ratio being the ratio obtained when the engine is operated in a supercharging region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328467

Control apparatus for lockup clutch

A control apparatus for a lockup clutch is provided. The control apparatus for the lockup clutch includes an electronic control unit that is configured to: calculate a driven target clutch torque capacity and a driving target clutch torque capacity; set a target clutch torque of the lockup clutch and control the lockup clutch, based on the driven target clutch torque capacity and the driving target clutch torque capacity; and change over the target clutch torque capacity from the driven target clutch torque capacity to the driving target clutch torque capacity when the driven target clutch torque capacity and the driving target clutch torque capacity coincide with each other after an operation state of an accelerator of the vehicle changes over from an accelerator off state to an accelerator on state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328461

Driving force control system for vehicle

A driving force control system for a vehicle is provided to control a torque vectoring device is provided. A controller is configured to bring the torque vectoring device into a preparatory state in which the differential torque and the differential limit torque are equalized to each other when shifting the operating mode between the differential mode and the differential limit mode, and to shift the operating mode of the torque vectoring device by gradually reducing a difference between the differential torque and the differential limit torque.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328291

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An egr passage, an egr valve that is provided in the egr passage, and an opening degree controller that controls an opening degree of the egr valve based on an operating state of the internal combustion engine are included. The opening degree controller determines whether or not there is a possibility of an exhaust outlet of the exhaust passage being submerged in water, and when it is determined that there is the possibility of the exhaust outlet being submerged in water, the opening degree controller controls the opening degree of the egr valve to a closing side as compared with a case where it is determined that there is no possibility of being submerged in a same operating state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328288

Internal combustion engine system

A control device estimates a leakage gas amount with respect to gas that leaks to an upstream side from a downstream side of a fresh air introduction valve when the fresh air introduction valve is closed. If the leakage gas amount is equal to or greater than a predetermined value when there is a request to open the fresh air introduction valve, a target opening degree of the fresh air introduction valve is determined based on the engine speed and intake pressure, and also a correction opening degree with respect to the target opening degree is calculated based on the leakage gas amount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328276

Variable compression ratio internal combustion engine

A variable compression ratio internal combustion engine comprises a crankshaft and a connecting rod. The connecting rod comprises a connecting rod body, a first hydraulic cylinder, a first hydraulic piston, a second hydraulic cylinder, a second hydraulic piston, a linking member, a hydraulic oil path, and a spool between a first operating position permitting supply of hydraulic oil from the second hydraulic cylinder to the first hydraulic cylinder, and a second operating position permitting supply of hydraulic oil from the first hydraulic cylinder to the second hydraulic. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328267

Apparatus and method for controlling an internal combustion engine

A control device for an engine, the engine includes an exhaust gas control apparatus that is configured to store nox and react nox with a reduction agent. The control device includes an electronic control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328262

Cylinder head of multi-cylinder engine

A first coolant flow passage (31, 32) is provided to extend in a longitudinal direction of a cylinder head (101). In at least one of cross sections perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, the first coolant flow passage (31, 32) is located between a flat plane (s1) including central axes of a plurality of combustion chambers (4) and parallel to the longitudinal direction and a central line plane (s2) including central lines of a plurality of intake ports (2). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328115

Opening/closing detection device for vehicle opening/closing member

One embodiment of the present invention provides an opening/closing detection device, including: a plurality of sensors configured to be arranged along a predetermined portion of a mark attached to a vehicle; and a control unit configured to output an action trigger signal for instructing an opening action of an opening/closing body of the vehicle when detection signals representing a trace order of the predetermined portion are input from the plurality of sensors that detect an order of a motion of tracing the predetermined portion of the mark by a user of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170328093

Pressure sensor malfunction detection device

An external impact avoiding part makes a sensor failure detection part withhold from determining that a right or left door pressure sensor has failed when a right-left detection difference calculated at first time is a threshold value or larger, and makes a detection value comparison part calculate the right-left detection difference again after a calming time has elapsed. An effect of closing operation of a right door on the right door pressure sensor or an effect of closing operation of a left door on the left door pressure sensor reduces during the calming time. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327967

Sic single crystal and method for producing same

A low-resistance p-type sic single crystal containing no inclusions is provided. A method for producing a sic single crystal in which a sic seed crystal substrate is contacted with a si—c solution having a temperature gradient such that a temperature of the si—c solution decreases from an interior of the si—c solution toward a surface of the si—c solution, to grow the sic single crystal, wherein the si—c solution comprises si, cr, al and b, and wherein the al is comprised in the si—c solution in an amount of 10 at % or greater, based on the total of the si, cr, al and b, and the b is comprised in the si—c solution in an amount of greater than 0.00 at % and no greater than 1.00 at %, based on the total of the si, cr, al and b.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327909

Marker associated with resistance to smut in plant belonging to genus saccharum, and use thereof

The present invention relates to a marker associated with resistance to smut which is a quantitative trait of sugarcane. Specifically, a marker associated with resistance to sugarcane smut, which consists of a continuous nucleic acid region existing in a region sandwiched between the nucleotide sequence shown in seq id no: 1 and the nucleotide sequence shown in seq id no: 14 or a different similar region, is provided.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327908

Marker associated with resistance to smut in plant belonging to genus saccharum, and use thereof

The present invention relates to a marker associated with resistance to smut which is a quantitative trait of sugarcane. Specifically, a marker associated with resistance to sugarcane smut, which consists of a continuous nucleic acid region existing in a region sandwiched between the nucleotide sequence shown in seq id no: 1 and the nucleotide sequence shown in seq id no: 14 or a different similar region, is provided.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327907

Marker associated with resistance to smut in plant belonging to genus saccharum, and use thereof

The present invention relates to a marker associated with resistance to smut which is a quantitative trait of sugarcane. Specifically, a marker associated with resistance to sugarcane smut, which consists of a continuous nucleic acid region existing in a region sandwiched between the nucleotide sequence shown in seq id no: 1 and the nucleotide sequence shown in seq id no: 14 or a different similar region, is provided.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327160

Aerodynamic device

An aerodynamic device provided as a plate-shaped body attached to a roof or a side wall of a vehicle includes means configured to selectively raise ribs arranged in two directions from a surface portion of the plate-shaped body in a switching manner between the two directions.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327152

Vehicular object detection device

A vehicular object detection device including: a rocker section that extends substantially along a vehicle front-rear direction, at a lower side of a side section of a vehicle, and that is configured by plural rocker configuration members; and an object detection sensor that is disposed in the rocker section and that detects an object at at least one of a side or the lower side of the vehicle, wherein: among the plural rocker configuration members, a rocker configuration member disposed at a vehicle width direction outer side of the object detection sensor is configured by a resin, or the rocker configuration member disposed at the vehicle width direction outer side of the object detection sensor is formed with a detection opening that is open toward a vehicle outer side at a position corresponding to a transceiver of the object detection sensor.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327123

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus mounted to an own vehicle to control the own vehicle according to the position of other vehicle ahead of the own vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a setting means setting a parameter indicating whether the other vehicle is in the path of the own vehicle, based on the position of the other vehicle relative to the own vehicle in a lateral direction perpendicular to the path of the own vehicle, a determining means determining whether the other vehicle is in the path of the own vehicle, based on the parameter, an acquisition means acquiring a lane width that is the width of the lane the own vehicle is traveling, and an adjustment means changing the correspondence between the relative position and the parameter, based on the lane width.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327118

Vehicle cruise control apparatus and vehicle cruise control method

A cruise control apparatus controls the traveling of an own vehicle on the basis of the predicted route which is a predicted value of the travel route of an own vehicle. The cruise control apparatus compares the moving locus of the preceding vehicle with the position of a stationary object provided along the road to determine whether or not a moving locus is along the shape of the road. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327115

Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method

A vehicle control apparatus mounted to an own vehicle to control the own vehicle according to a position of other vehicle ahead of the own vehicle is provided. The device includes a setting means setting a parameter indicating a position of the other vehicle relative to the own vehicle in a lateral direction perpendicular to the path of the own vehicle, a determination means determining whether the other vehicle is in the path of the own vehicle based on the parameter, a detection means detecting whether a relative movement has been made in the lateral direction by at least one of the own vehicle and the other vehicle, and a correction means correcting the parameter when a relative movement has been made in the lateral direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327114

Vehicle traveling control device

A vehicle traveling control device includes an electronic control unit and an actuator. The electronic control unit is configured to specify a tracked preceding vehicle and calculate a tracking target acceleration. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327085

Wireless communication system

A wireless communication system includes an in-vehicle device mounted on a vehicle; and a portable device that can be carried by a user. The in-vehicle device includes a first sending unit configured to intermittently and wirelessly send an identification code of the vehicle or the in-vehicle device; and a detection unit configured to detect a presence of the portable device by receiving a response signal wirelessly sent from the portable device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170327003

Vehicle

An overall loss l during non-execution of intermittent boosting (in ordinary boosting) is calculated from losses l1 and l2 of motors and a loss lc of a boost converter during non-execution of intermittent boosting. The overall loss l during execution of intermittent boosting is calculated from the losses l1 and l2 of the motors and the loss lc of the boost converter during execution of intermittent boosting. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170326993

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

In this power transfer system, a power receiving coil and a power transmission coil are wound such that a first power transmission winding portion and a second power receiving winding portion do not overlap with each other when the first power transmission winding portion and the first power receiving winding portion overlap with each other at a position where a power transmission winding axis and a power receiving winding axis are positionally displaced when viewed in a plan view.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170326981

Vehicle cruise control apparatus and vehicle cruise control method

A cruise control apparatus, mounted to a vehicle, controls traveling of the own vehicle, based on a predicted course, which is a future course of the own vehicle. The cruise control apparatus includes a preceding vehicle position storage unit, a course prediction computation unit, and a cancellation determination section. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170326980

Vehicle cruise control apparatus and cruise control method

A cruise control apparatus controls travel of an own vehicle based on a predicted course which is a future travel course of the own vehicle. The cruise control apparatus includes a first predicted course calculating unit and a second predicted course calculating unit, as a plurality of course prediction means for calculating a predicted course, and is provided with a course change determination unit for determining whether a change in the course is to be performed and a prediction switching unit which performs switching to enable one of a first predicted course calculated by the first predicted course calculating unit and a second predicted course calculated by the second predicted course calculation unit, the switching being based on a result of determination made by the course change determination unit as to whether a change in the course is to be performed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/16/17 / #20170326936

Damping force control device for vehicle

A damping force control device for controlling damping forces of shock absorbers by a control device, which is configured to extract first vibration components in a first frequency range and second vibration components in a higher frequency range than the first frequency range from vertical accelerations of a sprung mass at the positions of wheels, to calculate correction coefficients which decrease as the degree of the second vibration increases with respect to the degree of the first vibration, and to control damping coefficients of of the shock absorbers so as to be the products of target damping forces calculated based on the vertical accelerations of the sprung mass and the correction coefficients.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/09/17 / #20170324295

Stator for rotary electric machine

A stator for a rotary electric machine includes a stator core including a stack of a plurality of steel sheets 36; a stator coil wound around teeth of the stator core; and a plurality of insulators interposed between the stator core and the stator coil. Each of the insulators has at least one engagement tab projecting toward a side surface of a tooth. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/09/17 / #20170324118

Power storage system and method for controlling the same

Power storage system includes battery containing an electrolytic solution, and ecu that controls permission and prohibition of charge/discharge of battery based on inside temperature of battery. Ecu sets determination temperature equal to or higher than freezing point of the electrolytic solution and determination temperature higher than determination temperature. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/09/17 / #20170323164

Information display device

An information display device includes an attention object recognition unit that recognizes a plurality of attention objects, a traveling state recognition unit that recognizes a vehicle speed of a vehicle, a hud that displays attention display, an attention depth calculation unit that calculates ttc and calculates attention depths for the attention objects on the basis of the ttc, a display information generation unit that determines a first attention object having the largest attention depth among the plurality of attention objects and generates first display information regarding first attention display for highlighting the first attention object and second display information regarding second attention display which is a line surrounding the first attention object and second attention objects other than the first attention object among the plurality of attention objects, and a display control unit that displays the first attention display and the second attention display on the hud.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/09/17 / #20170322304

Ultrasonic object detection device

An ultrasonic object detection device includes: a first echo prolongation determination unit that sequentially determines whether a measured echo time of an ultrasonic sensor is prolonged from a reference echo time; a second echo prolongation determination unit that determines whether an addition echo time is prolonged from the reference echo time when the measured echo time is not prolonged from the reference echo time, and the ultrasonic sensor detects a reflected wave, the addition echo time being obtained by adding, to the measured echo time, a time from termination of an echo to termination of a first reflected wave; and a short distance object detection unit that determines that an object is disposed within a short distance so as to receive the reflected wave while the echo is not terminated when one of the measured echo time or addition echo time is prolonged from the reference echo time.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/09/17 / #20170322299

In-vehicle object determining apparatus

An in-vehicle object determining apparatus cooperates with an obstacle sensor unit, which detects an obstacle at a first time. An estimated detected state is calculated as a detected state of the obstacle estimated to be detected by the obstacle sensor unit at a second time after a lapse of a predetermined time period from the first time, on condition that the obstacle is assumed to be under stationary state, based on (i) a vehicle-relative position of the obstacle detected at the first time, (ii) a sensor position of the obstacle sensor unit, and (iii) a vehicle position change during a period from the first time to the second time. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/09/17 / #20170321597

Cooling system for internal combustion engine

A heat radiation amount from the cooling water in the radiator is adjusted so that the temperature of the cooling water is less than a prescribed temperature that is a temperature higher than the threshold value if a load exerted on the internal combustion engine is not less than a predetermined load, while the heat radiation amount from the cooling water in the radiator is adjusted so that the heat radiation amount from the cooling water in the radiator is increased if the load exerted on the internal combustion engine is less than the predetermined load as compared with if the load exerted on the internal combustion engine is not less than the predetermined load.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/09/17 / #20170321588

Control device of exhaust sensor

A control device of an exhaust sensor comprises a battery voltage detection part detecting a voltage of a battery, and a heater control part setting a target temperature of an electrochemical cell and controlling the electric power supplied from the battery to a heater. The heater control part sets the target temperature to a first temperature after startup of the internal combustion engine until the voltage of the battery recovers to a predetermined voltage, and switches the target temperature from the first temperature to a second temperature when the voltage of the battery recovers to the predetermined voltage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

11/09/17 / #20170320473

Brake control apparatus for vehicle

A vehicle brake control apparatus according to the invention stops an activation of a brake device when a person exists outside of a braking area. The apparatus determines whether or not the person exists outside of the braking area on the basis of a moving direction and a moving amount of at least one characteristic point included in a landscape image captured by a camera device when a person image included in the landscape image cannot be detected by a pattern matching technique.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170310270

Power conversion apparatus

A power conversion apparatus includes a power conversion circuit and a control unit. The power conversion circuit converts electric power supplied from a power supply and outputs the converted electric power. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170310179

Rotor of rotary electric machine

In a rotor core (12) of a rotor (10), a core interior refrigerant path is formed. The core interior refrigerant path includes a first refrigerant path (22) formed for every magnetic pole and extending along each q axis from the outer circumferential end of the rotor core (12) toward the inner circumference of the rotor core (12); a second refrigerant path (24) formed for every other magnetic pole and extending along a d axis from the inner circumferential end of the rotor core (12) to a position closer to the inner circumference than the permanent magnet (16) is; and a third refrigerant path (26) extending in a rotor circumferential direction at a position displaced in the rotor shaft direction relative to the first refrigerant path (22) to provide fluid communication between the first refrigerant path (22) and the second refrigerant path (24).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170310142

Fuel cell system

On a start of a fuel cell system, (i) when the temperature of a high-voltage secondary battery obtained from a temperature sensor is higher than a predetermined reference value, a controller of the fuel cell system is configured to set an output voltage on a step-down side of a dc-dc converter to a higher voltage than a voltage of a low-voltage secondary battery and subsequently start an fc auxiliary machine using electric power from the high-voltage secondary battery. (ii) when the temperature of the high-voltage secondary battery obtained from the temperature sensor is equal to or lower than the predetermined reference value, on the other hand, the controller of the fuel cell system is configured to set the output voltage on the step-down side of the dc-dc converter to a lower voltage than the voltage of the low-voltage secondary battery and subsequently start the fc auxiliary machine using the electric power from the high-voltage secondary battery.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170310123

Motor vehicle

There is provided a motor vehicle including a lithium ion capacitor; an electrical load configured to transmit electric power to and from at least the lithium ion capacitor; and a control device. The control device is programmed to control the lithium ion capacitor such as to be charged and discharged according to a discharging excess pattern that provides a higher discharge current value than a charging current value, when a degree of degradation of the lithium ion capacitor reaches or exceeds a predetermined level by charging and discharging the lithium ion capacitor according to a charging excess pattern that provides a higher charging current value than a discharge current value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170309953

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and manufacturing method therefor

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; a nonaqueous electrolyte; and a battery case. The electrode assembly includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170309952

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery 100 herein proposed is characterized by being manufactured by performing an initial charging and discharging treatment on an assembly, in which are accommodated in a battery case 80 an electrode body 40, and a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a compound expressed by a general formula: a+[px6-2n(c2o4)n]−, the content of the compound being 1.1 mass % to 1.2 mass % when the total mass of the nonaqueous electrolyte is assumed to be 100 mass %.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170309945

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

A flat-plate portion of a negative electrode composite material layer includes a first end portion at one end portion in a direction of axis of winding of a flat electrode winding assembly, a second end portion located opposite to the first end portion, and a central portion lying between the first end portion and the second end portion. The flat-plate portion of the negative electrode composite material layer is provided with a plurality of communication grooves. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170309938

Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack including a cathode passage and an anode passage formed thereinside; and a cathode gas supply passage including a first pump discharging cathode gas and connected to an inlet of the cathode passage. The fuel cell system further includes: a cathode off-gas exhaust passage including a back pressure valve and connected to an outlet of the cathode passage; and a circulation passage including a second pump discharging cathode off-gas to circulate cathode off-gas. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170309717

Semiconductor device

The bottom surface of the trench is provided so that a center part of the bottom surface protrudes upward with respect to a peripheral part of the bottom surface in a short direction. A thickness of the gate insulating film covering the peripheral part is thicker than a thickness of the gate insulating film covering the center part.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170309716

Seminconductor device and manufacturing method of the same

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate in which a semiconductor element is provided and a covering insulation film provided on the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate includes a first portion and a second portion which has a thickness thinner than a thickness of the first portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170309455

Plasma apparatus

A plasma apparatus configured to form a film on or etch a work piece includes: a vacuum chamber including a first casing that has a first recess and a first flat part disposed around the first recess, and a second casing disposed opposite to the first casing; an insulating member that is disposed between the first flat part of the first casing and the second casing, and is configured to contact with the work piece in a state where the work piece faces a space inside the first recess and is separated from the first flat part; and an electricity application unit that is configured to apply electricity to the work piece, wherein a distance between the first flat part and a contact point between the work piece and the insulating member is shorter than a distance between the work piece and a bottom part of the first recess.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170308973

Energy saving support system

An energy saving support system according to an embodiment is configured to provide a consumer, who has an electric load to which electric energy is supplied from an electric power supply system within a house, with energy consumption-related information through a photo frame or the like. The information providing apparatus is configured to acquire an acceptability level, which stepwise indicates a degree of interest of the consumer in the energy consumption-related information, and to determine the energy consumption-related information to be newly provided to the consumer based on the acceptability level.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170308641

Wind simulation device

The disclosure includes a system, method and tangible memory operable to simulate a wind particle. A method may include receiving user input data describing the wind particle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170308239

Vehicle input device

A vehicle input device including: a cover configured to include a touch sensor portion that is flexible and that detects operation by an occupant, the cover covering a main body portion of an arm rest that supports an arm of the occupant; and a control unit that outputs an operation signal to an on-board instrument on the basis of a signal detected by the touch sensor portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170308093

Automatic driving control system of mobile object

An automatic operation control system of a mobile object includes an environment map storage unit configured to store environment map information and an electronic control unit configured to include an impassable region determining unit. The environment map information includes position information indicating a plurality of positions in a space and a state quantity variability of each of the plurality of positions, the state quantity variability is correlated with the corresponding position information, and the state quantity variability indicates a variation tendency of a state quantity of the corresponding position with respect to time. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170308083

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

10/26/17 / #20170307448

Motor temperature estimating device

In a motor temperature estimating device including: a polyphase motor 1 having a first phase coil, a second phase coil and a third phase coil; current sensors; a determination section that determines whether or not the polyphase motor is rotating; and a transformation section that transforms a first phase output signal from the first phase current sensor, a second phase output signal from the second phase current sensor, and a third phase output signal from the third phase current sensor to output a post-transformation output signal, the post-transformation output signal is inputted to a first temperature estimation section that estimates the temperature of the polyphase motor during rotation, and the first phase output signal, the second phase output signal and the third phase output signal are inputted to a second temperature estimation section that estimates the temperature of the polyphase motor during stop.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170307421

Mounting structure for a peripheral information detection sensor

A mounting structure for a peripheral information detection sensor including: an aeropart that is disposed above a cabin of a truck and that has a wall surface that faces toward a front direction, a wall surface that faces toward an upper direction, wall surfaces that face outward in a transverse direction, and a wall surface that faces toward a rear direction; a peripheral information detection sensor that is mounted within a space enclosed by the wall surfaces; and a cover that is provided on at least one wall surface that lies opposite the peripheral information detection sensor, and through which only a detection medium that is required for peripheral information detection is able to be transmitted, is provided.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170307398

Surrounding information collection system and surrounding information acquisition apparatus

A surrounding information collection system requests a vehicle to transmit surrounding information, and stores the surrounding information transmitted from the vehicle in response to the request. The surrounding information collection system requests a vehicle to transmit surrounding information, the vehicle acquiring the surrounding information having accuracy greater than a threshold calculated based on accuracy of the stored surrounding information.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306894

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes, in addition to an lpl-egr system, two water vapor separation film modules for fresh air and for egr gas. A module for fresh air is provided in an intake passage between a connecting portion with an egr passage, and an air cleaner. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306872

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine for adjusting an amount of air passing through a catalyst during fuel cut-off operation of the internal combustion engine, the temperature of the catalyst is caused to rise, when the fuel cut-off operation of the internal combustion engine is carried out in a state where the temperature of the catalyst is low. The apparatus is constructed such that in cases where the fuel cut-off operation is carried out in a state where the temperature of the catalyst is relatively low but equal to or higher than an activation temperature thereof, the amount of air passing through the catalyst is made larger in a period of time in which the catalyst becomes a rich atmosphere immediately after the start of the fuel cut-off operation, in comparison with a subsequent period of time in which the catalyst becomes a lean atmosphere.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306823

Exhaust gas purification catalyst

An exhaust gas purification catalyst that has an excellent exhaust gas purification performance while suppressing pressure loss increases. The exhaust gas purification catalyst is provided with a substrate having a wall-flow structure and having a partition; a first catalyst layer formed, in a region of an interior part of the partition that is in contact with an entrance cell, along the extending direction of the partition from an exhaust gas inflow-side end for less than the total length lw of the partition; and a second catalyst layer formed, in a region of an interior part of the partition that is in contact with an exit cell, along the extending direction of the partition from the exhaust gas outflow-side end for less than the total length lw of the partition. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306821

Hybrid vehicle

An electrically heated catalyst device has a catalyst that purifies exhaust gas from an engine, and is configured to heat the catalyst with electric power that is supplied from an electric storage device. A current sensor detects a current that is supplied to the electrically heated catalyst device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306818

Control apparatus for exhaust gas purification apparatus

When the nsr temperature tnsr is in a warming-up temperature range equal to or higher than the activation start temperature of the nsr catalyst and lower than the activation completion temperature of the nsr catalyst, a control apparatus according to the present invention controls the quantity of fuel supplied to the nsr catalyst by a fuel supply device such that the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the nsr catalyst while the rich spike process is performed is lower when the nsr temperature tnsr is lower than a specific temperature tthr than when the nsr temperature tnsr is equal to or higher than the specific temperature tthr.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306815

Oil removal apparatus

An object of the present invention is to suppress conduction between an anode and a cathode caused by condensed water in an oil removal apparatus in which oil particles are trapped in a filter disposed between the anode and the cathode. A bipolar electrode having an anode and a cathode that extend in a flow direction of blow-by gas, and a filter formed from an insulator and disposed between the anode and the cathode of the bipolar electrode are housed in a case. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306522

Apparatus for producing sic single crystal by solution growth process and crucible employed therein

An object of the present invention is to provide a sic single crystal production apparatus that stirs and heats a si—c solution easily. The apparatus includes a crucible capable of containing a si—c solution, a seed shaft, and an induction heater. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306492

Film forming apparatus and film forming method

A film forming apparatus configured to form a film on part of a work. The film forming apparatus comprises a film forming vessel comprising a first mold located above the work and a second mold located below the work to be opposed to the first mold. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306483

Film forming method and film forming apparatus

A film forming apparatus comprises a film forming vessel comprising a first mold and a second mold that is arranged to be opposed to the first mold. The first mold is configured to include a first recessed portion and a first planar portion arranged around the first recessed portion and an exhaust port in a bottom portion of the first recessed portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170306445

Method for producing a thermoelectric material

A method for producing a thermoelectric material, comprising: mixing an sn powder and a powder containing a first dopant element to obtain a first mixed raw material, heating the first mixed raw material at a temperature allowing for mutual diffusion of sn and the first dopant element to obtain a first aggregate, pulverizing the first aggregate to obtain a first powder, mixing an mg powder, an si powder, and the first powder to obtain a second mixed raw material, heating the second mixed raw material at a temperature allowing for mutual diffusion of mg, si, sn and the first dopant element to obtain a second aggregate, pulverizing the second aggregate to obtain a second powder, and pressure-sintering the second powder, and wherein the first dopant element is one or more elements selected from al, ag, as, bi, cu, sb, zn, p, and b.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305429

Control device for vehicle

A control device for a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, an accessory, a continuously variable transmission, and a lock-up clutch. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305428

Vehicle control device and control method

In a control device for a vehicle including: a dog clutch mechanism that is disposed in a power transmission path in which a driving force is transmitted from an engine to a wheel and is operated by a hydraulic actuator; and an electric oil pump that supplies hydraulic pressure to the hydraulic actuator, rotation of the engine is stopped in a state in which the dog clutch mechanism is engaged by the hydraulic pressure supplied from the electric oil pump at a time during an engine stop operation, the rotation of the engine is started in the state in which the dog clutch mechanism is engaged by the hydraulic pressure supplied from the electric oil pump at a time during an engine restart operation, hence occurrence of up-lock of the dog clutch mechanism is prevented.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305422

Vehicle travel control apparatus

In a vehicle travel control apparatus configured to determine a target acceleration of an own vehicle based on an inter-vehicle distance to a predicted cutting-in vehicle predicted to cut in between the own vehicle and a following target vehicle as well as an inter-vehicle distance to the following target vehicle, it is necessary to notify a driver of the presence of the predicted cutting-in vehicle at an appropriate timing. A cutting-in probability, which is a probability that the predicted cutting-in vehicle carries out the cutting in, is acquired, and information on the predicted cutting-in vehicle is notified to the driver from a time point when a state where the cutting-in probability is higher than a start probability threshold has continued for a predetermined period to a time point when a state where the cutting-in probability is lower than an end probability threshold has continued for a predetermined period.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305414

Hybrid vehicle

A control device executes abnormality detection processing for detecting an abnormality of a current sensor. The abnormality detection processing includes first processing which is executed in a case where, during reception of electric power from a power supply, a state of charge of a power storage device is equal to or greater than a predetermined amount and electric power is supplied to an electrically heated catalyst device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305410

Vehicle, and control method for vehicle

A vehicle includes an engine, an electric motor, an electrical storage device and a controller. The electric motor generates electric power by using driving force of the engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305296

Fuel cell system, fuel cell vehicle, and method of controlling fuel cell system

A fuel cell system to be installed on a vehicle includes a fuel cell, a secondary battery, an soc detector that detects a temperature and a state of charge of the secondary battery, an accelerator position detector that detects an accelerator depressed amount, and a controller that controls power to be generated by the fuel cell. The controller includes: a required generation power calculator that calculates required generation power based on the accelerator depressed amount and the temperature and the state of charge of the secondary battery; and a maximum required power calculator that calculates maximum required power based on the accelerator depressed amount and the temperature and the state of charge of the secondary battery. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305292

Power supply device for electric vehicle

An ecu of an electric vehicle supplies a target rotation speed rt having a value corresponding to the temperature tb of a main battery to a cooler, controls a main dc/dc converter such that the soc of an auxiliary battery is in a predetermined range socl to soch less than 100% when a cooling fan in the cooler is driven at the target rotation speed (rt), and controls the main dc/dc converter such that the soc of the auxiliary battery is 100% when the cooling fan is not driven at the target rotation speed (rt).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305268

Automatic transmission

An automatic transmission where the control portion controls the adjustment solenoid valve so that the circulation hydraulic pressure equals to a second circulation hydraulic pressure higher than the first circulation hydraulic pressure when the rotational speed difference between the output rotational speed of the fluid transmission device and the rotational speed of the driving source is more than the predetermined rotational speed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305252

Fuel cell system for motor vehicle and control method of same

A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack configured to supply power to an electric motor for driving a vehicle as well as generating power by an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidant gas, a discharge circuit and the discharge control circuit. The discharge circuit may form a plurality of discharge paths through which power generated in the fuel cell stack is discharged switching elements switching the connection relationships between resistance elements. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305251

Battery mounting structure for vehicle

A battery mounting structure in which a battery pack is used as a reinforcement member is provided. An inner sidewall and an outer sidewall of a frame member are connected through a first transmission member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305250

Battery mounting structure for vehicle

A battery mounting structure is provided to prevent water intrusion into a clearance between a battery pack and a floor panel of a vehicle. The battery mounting structure comprises: frame members extending longitudinally on both sides of the vehicle; a floor panel disposed between the frame members; and a battery pack situated underneath the floor panel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305249

Battery mounting structure for vehicle

A battery mounting structure for maintaining a sufficient passenger compartment in vehicles is provided. The battery mounting structure comprises a pair of longitudinal side sills (11, 12), and a battery pack (7) disposed between the side sills (11, 12). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305248

Battery mounting structure for vehicle

A battery mounting structure to enhance rigidity of a vehicle body without increasing a vehicle weight is provided. The battery mounting structure comprises a pair of frame members extending longitudinally and a battery pack an all-solid battery having a cell stack. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305226

Suspension system

To improve off-road travel performance, ecu is configured to: set one of front left and right wheels and rear left and right wheels as roll stiffness decrease subject wheels and set another as non-roll stiffness decrease subject wheels; bring a spring switching valve and a leveling valve into an open state for each of the roll stiffness decrease subject wheels, causing left and right hydraulic cylinders to communicate to each other for the roll stiffness decrease subject wheels; and bring the spring switching valve and the leveling valve into a closed state and bring a bypass valve into the open state for one of the left and right wheels of the non-roll stiffness decrease subject wheels, to cause a second gas spring for one of the left and right wheels of the non-roll stiffness decrease subject wheels to communicate to the hydraulic cylinders of the roll stiffness decrease subject wheels.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170305213

Tire pressure detector

A tire pressure detector includes: an air pressure detector to repeatedly detect air pressure of a target tire; a transmission device to wirelessly transmit air pressure information about the air pressure detected by the air pressure detector; a reception device to receive the air pressure information transmitted by the transmission device; an estimation device to calculate, when the reception device receives the air pressure information on the identical target tire a plurality of times, an estimated air pressure based on a plurality of pieces of the latest air pressure information received by the reception device, the estimated air pressure being an estimated value of the air pressure at current time; and an alarm generation device to raise an alarm when the estimated air pressure becomes equal to or less than a specified threshold.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170304978

Machining apparatus

Provided is a machining apparatus capable of improving the positioning accuracy of a machining tool as compared to conventional machines. A machining apparatus 1 includes a rotating tool, a machining tool provided on an outer periphery of the rotating tool, and a spindle head adapted to rotatably support the rotating tool. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170304773

Exhaust gas purification catalyst

An exhaust gas purification catalyst having an excellent exhaust gas purification ability while reducing the increase in pressure loss. Exhaust gas purification catalyst includes entrance cell, exit cell, and a wall-flow substrate having partition wall to separate these cell, a catalytic layer formed from exhaust inlet-side ends in the extending direction in sections of the interior of partition wall facing entrance cell, and a catalytic layer formed on the surface of partition wall facing exit cell from exhaust outlet-side ends in the extending direction of partition wall, having a length shorter than the entire partition wall length.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/26/17 / #20170303825

Gait analysis medical assistance robot

This disclosure describes, according to some implementations, a system and method for capturing sensor data for gait analysis of a subject using a robot. In an example method, a robot unit receives an instruction to monitor a gait of a subject; initializes a monitoring approach in response to receiving the instructions to begin monitoring the gait of the subject; collecting sensor data capturing movement of the subject along the pathway portion; and generating gait data for gait analysis based on the sensor data. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170295610

Photographing device for vehicle

. . A photographing device for a vehicle includes: an imaging element configured to receive a photographing beam passing through a beam transmission section of a window section; a heater constituted by a heating wire; a section to be heated to which the heater is fixed, the section to be heated being opposite to an inner side surface of the beam transmission section; a switch element configured to switch electrical connection state to the heater; and a current limiting element disposed at the section to be heated and being configured such that current flowing through the heater becomes zero or is reduced when the electric circuit is short-circuited such that power is supplied to the heater while bypassing the switch element and a temperature of the current limiting element become equal to or higher than a predetermined value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170294791

Electric vehicle

An electric vehicle that has: a dc power supply; an inverter; an inverter control circuit; a smoothing capacitor that is connected between input terminals of the inverter; a discharge circuit that discharges the smoothing capacitor; a control power supply that supplies electric power to the inverter control circuit; a holding capacitor that stores the electric power supplied from the control power supply and supplies the electric power to the inverter control circuit; and a collision detector that detects a collision of the vehicle. The collision detector transmits a first signal and a second signal that follows the first signal when detecting the collision. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170294771

Temperature detection device

A protection circuit includes a first sensor connecting path having a first overcurrent protection element and connecting one of terminals of a first temperature sensor to a sensor input circuit; a second sensor connecting path having a second overcurrent protection element and connecting one of terminals of a second temperature sensor to the sensor input circuit; a rectifying element connecting the first sensor connecting path, whose normal voltage is higher than a reference voltage line, to the reference voltage line in a section between the first overcurrent protection element and the sensor input circuit; and an overvoltage protection element connecting the second sensor connecting path, whose normal voltage is higher than the reference voltage line, to the reference voltage line in a section between the second overcurrent protection element and the sensor input circuit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170294667

Method of determining hydrogen deficiency and device for determining hydrogen deficiency

A method of determining hydrogen deficiency of a fuel cell having a plurality of cell groups includes a reference value storage step of storing, as a reference value, a value of impedance in a state where hydrogen-off gas is discharged from the fuel cell and hydrogen gas and oxidant gas are supplied, a measured value calculation step of calculating a measured value of impedance based on a voltage of the cell groups and a current of the fuel cell, a corrected value calculation step of calculating a corrected value of impedance by correcting the measured value based on the reference value, and a determination step of determining that hydrogen deficiency occurs in a case where the corrected value exceeds a predetermined threshold.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170294269

Metallized film capacitor, manufacturing method of metallized film capacitor, and metallized film laminate

A metallized film capacitor includes: a metallized film columnar body including two metallized films that are laminated and wound, the two metalized films each including a vapor-deposited metal film with a plurality of vapor-deposition-free slits and fuse portions each interposed between the vapor-deposition-free slits, and a polyvinylidene fluoride dielectric film, the metallized film columnar body having two electrode extraction surfaces; metal-sprayed parts disposed respectively on the two electrode extraction surfaces: and outgoing terminals joined respectively to the metal-sprayed parts. Each of the two metallized films has a shape with successive sloped ridges and valleys in a cross-section orthogonal to a winding direction, and the two metallized films are laminated such that the ridges and valleys of one of the metallized films are aligned with the ridges and valleys of the other one of the metallized films.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170294119

Information providing apparatus for vehicle

An information providing apparatus includes a traffic information database and a data processing device. The data processing device detects, based on the traffic information data, an impediment event. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170293370

Vehicular display apparatus

A vehicular display apparatus includes a display section, a pointing device, and a display control section. The display control section is configured to display an operation screen on the display section. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170293299

Vehicle automated driving system

An automated driving system 100 of a vehicle comprising: a surrounding environment information acquiring device 10; a vehicle information acquiring device 20; a driver information acquiring device 30; an automated driving executing part 90; a package determining part 91, a package proposing part 92; and an emergency condition judging part 93. The automated driving executing part performs automated driving of the vehicle based on an emergency driving assistance package packaging permissions of the plurality of driving assistance operations when the driver is in an emergency condition, if the emergency condition judging part judges that the driver is in an emergency condition, and performs automated driving of the vehicle based on the driving assistance package proposed by the packaging proposing part and approved by the driver, if the emergency condition judging part judges that the driver is not in an emergency condition.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292834

Apparatus for measuring winding angle of carbon fiber wound on base material with respect to base material and method of measuring winding angle

A measuring apparatus for measuring a winding angle of a carbon fiber wound on a base material with respect to the base material includes a light source configured to radiate light to a target region on the base material serving as a measuring target for the winding angle, a diffusion plate configured to suppress linear transmission of reflected light from the target region and form an image constituted by the reflected light, an imaging device configured to capture the image formed by the diffusion plate to obtain a captured image, and a winding angle calculation unit configured to calculate an angle formed between a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of an image constituted by the reflected light in the captured image and a reference direction in the base material as the winding angle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292470

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprising: a combustion chamber surrounded by at least an inner wall of a cylinder bore, a cylinder head, a valve and a piston, and a coating layer arranged on at least part of the inner wall of the combustion chamber, wherein the thermal conductivity of the coating layer is, at room temperature, lower than the thermal conductivities of the cylinder block, the cylinder head, the valve and the piston, the thermal conductivity of the coating layer is reversibly increased along with a rise in the temperature of the coating layer, and wherein the heat capacity per unit area of the coating layer is more than 0 kj/(m2·k) and 4.2 kj/(m2·k) or less.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292464

Control system of internal combustion engine and control method for the control system

In a hybrid vehicle, in a case where a temperature of a catalyst is equal to or larger than a prescribed temperature that is a temperature at which purification of an exhaust gas in the catalyst begins, and charging of a storage battery is not restricted, at least one of an engine load, an engine speed, and a retard angle amount of an ignition timing is made to gradually increase, and in a case where the temperature of the catalyst is equal to or larger than the prescribed temperature and the charging of the storage battery is restricted, the engine load is fixed and at least one of the engine speed and the retard angle amount of the ignition timing is made to gradually increase.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292463

Control system of internal combustion engine

Main fuel injected from the fuel injector into the combustion chamber is made to auto-ignite. During the compression stroke after injection of the main fuel and before the auto-ignition of the main fuel, first auxiliary fuel and second auxiliary fuel are successively injected from the fuel injector. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292462

Control system for internal combustion engine

A control system for an internal combustion engine is provided with a combustion control part, an operating state judging part judging if an engine operating state is a steady state or a combustion noise is a noise transition state where the combustion noise increases over a predetermined allowable noise value when burning fuel by an ignition-assist self-ignition combustion, and an ozone supply control part controlling the amount of ozone supplied to the combustion chamber by the ozone supply system. The ozone supply control part controls the amount of supply of ozone to a predetermined reference amount when the state is judged to be the steady state and controls the amount of supply of ozone to an amount of supply smaller than the reference amount or makes the amount of supply of ozone zero when the state is judged to be the noise transition state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292460

Apparatus for controlling internal combustion engine

An apparatus for controlling an internal combustion engine is provided. An engine includes a compression release mechanism and a fuel injection valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292433

Control system of exhaust sensor

A control system of an exhaust sensor controlling an exhaust sensor comprises a heater control part controlling a heater and a temperature estimating part estimating a temperature of an exhaust pipe around the exhaust sensor. The heater control part sets the target temperature to a first target temperature after startup of the internal combustion engine and until the estimated temperature of the exhaust pipe reaches a first exhaust pipe temperature, sets the target temperature to a second target temperature from when the estimated temperature of the exhaust pipe reaches the first exhaust pipe temperature to when it reaches a second exhaust pipe temperature, and sets the target temperature to an operating temperature of the electrochemical cell when the estimated temperature of the exhaust pipe reaches the second exhaust pipe temperature.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292429

Exhaust heat recovery device

An exhaust heat recovery device includes: a first pipe through which exhaust gas from an engine flows; a second pipe that communicates with the first pipe and bypasses the first pipe; a heat recovery unit that is disposed at an interior of the second pipe, and that exchanges heat between the exhaust gas and cooling water that circulates at an interior of the heat recovery unit, and that recovers heat of the exhaust gas; and a heat transfer suppressing mechanism that is provided at a portion connecting the first pipe with the second pipe, and that suppresses transfer of heat from the first pipe to the second pipe.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170292423

Exhaust purification control device for internal combustion engine

During execution of a first purification process of fluctuating a hydrocarbon concentration in exhaust gas flowing into a first catalyst with an amplitude within a prescribed range at a time interval within a prescribed range, when a switch request to a second purification process of purifying nox in a second catalyst by adding urea water into the exhaust gas is generated, the switch to the second purification process is prohibited on the condition that a current nox purification rate (a first purification rate r1) is higher than a purification rate (a second purification rate r2) on the assumption that the second purification process is executed, and an hc poisoning recovery stand-by process of reducing an additive amount of hydrocarbon per once in the first purification process is executed so as to reduce a slip amount of hydrocarbon into the downstream of the first catalyst.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291643

Vehicle equipped with traveling motor

A vehicle equipped with a traveling motor includes: two front pillars; two side members; a power unit arranged between the two side members and including the traveling motor; an electric-power converter arranged adjacent to the power unit and located at a higher position in the vehicle-vertical direction than the side members; and a first auxiliary frame member, a first end of the first auxiliary frame member being coupled to one of the front pillars, the first auxiliary frame member extending, as viewed from the vehicle-width direction, to pass a position where the first auxiliary frame member overlaps with the electric-power converter or a position higher than the electric-power converter, and a second end of the first auxiliary frame member being coupled to one of the side members, at a more frontward position than the electric-power converter.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291632

Steering apparatus

A support shaft includes a first supported portion and a second supported portion supported by respective support holes of a pair of fastened portions. The support shaft includes a large-diameter portion including the first supported portion, a small-diameter portion including the second supported portion and having a diameter smaller than the large-diameter portion, and a stepped portion formed between the large-diameter portion and the small-diameter portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291597

Engine starting control system for hybrid vehicle

An engine starting control system for hybrid vehicles is provided to prevent a temporal drop in drive force when starting an engine. The control system maintains an operating mode of a switching mechanism when starting the engine by the first motor, in a case that the vehicle is propelled in the forward direction by the first motor and that the switching mechanism is in a second mode, or in a case that the vehicle is propelled in the reverse direction by the first motor and that the switching mechanism is in the first mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291596

Control device for hybrid vehicle

A control device for a hybrid vehicle is, in the process of stopping an internal combustion engine of the vehicle, capable of making twist angle fluctuation reduction control and crank angle position control mutually compatible. When a request for stopping the internal combustion engine has been issued, twist angle fluctuation reduction control is implemented without implementing crank angle position control, until, in the process of bringing the engine to a stopped state, the rotational speed of the internal combustion engine drops below the resonant rotational speed region of the torsional damper; and, after the rotational speed of the internal combustion engine has dropped below the resonant rotational speed region of the torsional damper in the process of bringing the engine to a stopped state, crank angle position control is implemented without implementing twist angle fluctuation reduction control, until stopping of the internal combustion engine has been completed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291587

Vehicle driving device

A vehicle driving device includes: an engine; a brake booster including a negative pressure chamber, the brake booster amplifying a brake pressure by a negative pressure determined corresponding to a pressure inside the negative pressure chamber; a power transmission clutch disposed between the engine and a driving wheel; and a negative pressure pump configured to drive by using at least one of a torque from the engine and a torque from the driving wheel, the negative pressure pump being configured to vary the negative pressure inside the negative pressure chamber. In the vehicle driving device included in a vehicle that performs freewheeling in a state where the power transmission clutch is released and the engine is stopped, the negative pressure pump includes a control chamber configured to reduce a capacity of the negative pressure pump as a magnitude of the negative pressure inside the negative pressure chamber increases.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291569

Vehicle occupant protection device

A vehicle occupant protection device has an airbag main body that is formed as a single integrated bag body that covers a head portion of a vehicle occupant and includes a forward-inflating portion housed in a headrest or in a seat back of a vehicle seat, and which inflates and deploys when supplied with gas, and which inflates on a seat front side of the head portion, and a pair of left and right side-inflating portions which inflate on seat side portions of the head portion. This vehicle occupant protection device also has a sub-bag portion that is provided in at least one of the forward-inflating portion and the side-inflating portions, and that, when an internal pressure inside the airbag main body reaches a predetermined value or greater, inflates after receiving an inflow of gas from at least one of the forward-inflating portion and the side-inflating portions.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291565

Vehicle occupant protection device

A vehicle occupant protection device includes: an airbag structured as a single bag that is configured to cover a head area of a vehicle occupant, the airbag being stowed at a headrest or seatback of a vehicle seat, the airbag receiving a gas supply and inflating and expanding toward a seat front side, and the airbag including a front inflation portion that is configured to be inflated at the seat front relative to the head area and a left and right pair of side inflation portions that are connected to the front inflation portion and configured to be inflated at seat sides relative to the head area; and an opening portion that is provided at the airbag, is configured to cover the head area from the seat front side or a seat side, and is openable after the inflation and expansion of the airbag.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291564

Passenger protecting device

A passenger protecting device including: an airbag device including an airbag that receives a supply of gas from an inflator and is inflated and expanded, by a front expanding portion that includes a front inflating portion to be inflated and expanded at a seat front side of the head portion and at least one of a chest portion and shoulder portions of the passenger, and a pair of left and right lateral expanding portions that include lateral inflating portions that are connected to the front expanding portion and are inflated and expanded at sides of the head portion of the passenger; and a position changing device that changes an inflated and expanded position of the airbag in a seat transverse direction, in accordance with a direction of collision of a collision body with respect to the vehicle seat.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291504

Vehicle control system

A control system for a vehicle having two motors is provided to limit damage on rotary members even if an excessive torque is applied from drive wheels. The control system comprises a first motor, a second motor, and a locking mechanism, and a differential mechanism disposed between the first motor and the drive wheels. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291387

Composite structure and manufacturing method thereof

A composite structure having a laminated structure made of fiber reinforced plastic and metallic material comprises a base member(s) made of metallic material; and a reinforcement member(s) made of fiber reinforced plastic, the reinforcement member(s) comprising: a first reinforcement part(s) made of fiber reinforced plastic including reinforcement fibers which are aligned in a uni-direction, and a second reinforcement part(s) made of fiber reinforced plastic including at least reinforcement fibers which are aligned in a crossing direction relative to the uni-direction in which the reinforcement fibers of the first reinforcement part(s) are aligned, and interposed between the base member(s) and the first reinforcement part(s), the reinforcement member(s) further comprising a thermosetting resin included in a bonding site with the base member(s).. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/12/17 / #20170291352

Manufacturing method of tank

A manufacturing method of a tank comprises winding a fiber on a liner by hoop winding. The winding comprises: forming an (n+1)-th layer such that a position closer to a center of the liner by a first predetermined distance along an axis line direction of the liner from an end in the axis line direction of an n-th layer is set to position of an end in the axis line direction of the (n+1)-th layer with respect to a direction perpendicular to the axis line direction; and winding the fiber on the n-th layer to provide one winding turn of the fiber, such that a pressing force of pressing the n-th layer in the axis line direction by the fiber is equal to or smaller than a total frictional force in an area in the n-th layer on an edge side in the axis line direction of a fiber winding position.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170290127

Luminance control apparatus and luminance control method

A luminance control device and a luminance control method for controlling luminance of a light emitting member are provided in order to reduce the amount of information to be stored while preventing the user from feeling uncomfortable. The cpu divides by the interpolation division number a value obtained subtracting the reference duty ratio from the reference duty ratio so as to calculate an interpolation variation width, and integrates the interpolation variation width to the reference duty ratio every time the interpolation period elapses, and the variation width in the luminance of the led is therefore reduced, preventing users to feel uncomfortable, which allows for suppressing the amount of information to be stored.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170289896

Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method

An apparatus which transfers information addressed to a master node, comprises a generation unit configured to generate an assessment value representing logical proximity to the master node; a transmit unit that sends/receives the assessment value to/from other apparatuses; and a communication unit that, when this apparatus is an apparatus that is logically closest to the master node within a communication range, receive information addressed to the master node from other apparatuses, otherwise, transmit information addressed to the master node to the logically closest apparatus, wherein the communication unit is configured to generate a delay time based on the assessment value when transferring the information received from the other apparatuses to yet another apparatus.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170289752

Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method

An apparatus which transfers information transmitted from a master node or addressed to the master node, comprises a generation unit that generates an assessment value representing logical proximity to the master node; a transmit unit that sends/receives the assessment value to/from other apparatuses; and a communication unit that, when this apparatus is an apparatus that is logically closest to the master node within a communication range, transmit information having the master node as a transmission source to other apparatuses or receive information addressed to the master node from the other apparatuses; otherwise, transmit information addressed to the master node to the logically closest apparatus or receive information having the master node as a transmission source from the logically closest apparatus.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170288593

Power supply system

A converter includes one chip constituted a switching device and a diode. An electronic control unit is configured to calculate a temperature estimated value of the switching device from control conditions of the converter, restrict a control upper-limit value of charge power or discharge power of a battery, when a detection value of a temperature sensor is higher than the temperature estimated value of the switching device, and the detection value of the temperature sensor exceeds a protection temperature of the diode, and restrict a control upper-limit value of charge power or discharge power of the battery, when the detection value of the temperature sensor is lower than the temperature estimated value of the switching device, and the detection value of the temperature sensor exceeds a protection temperature of the switching device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170288547

Electric source control apparatus

An electric source control apparatus has: a determining device for determining whether a converter operates in a first mode or a second mode, wherein the first mode prioritizes increase of efficiency of the electric power conversion than the second mode does and the second mode prioritizes suppression of increase of element temperature of the switching element than the first mode does; and a controlling device for controlling the converter so that (i) a switching pattern becomes a first pattern, if the converter operates in the first mode and (ii) the switching pattern becomes a second pattern, if the converter operates in the second mode, wherein the first pattern is capable of increasing the efficiency of the electric power conversion more than the second pattern is and the second pattern is capable of suppressing the increase of the element temperature more than the first pattern is.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170288236

Method for producing fuel cell catalyst layer

A fuel cell catalyst layer includes an sno2 support usable in a wide range of humidity environments and provides high power generation from low to high loads. A production method includes the steps of preparing a catalyst composite of an sno2 support and platinum or a platinum alloy supported on a surface thereof, and an ionomer that is a proton-conductive polymer; mixing the catalyst composite, the ionomer and a dispersion medium containing at least water and an alcohol having 3 or 4 carbon atoms where the alcohol content is higher than the water, and where a mass ratio (i/mo)) of the ionomer to the sno2 support is 0.06 to 0.12, and a solid content of the catalyst composite and the ionomer is 24% by mass or more; and dispersing aggregates of the catalyst composite and the ionomer in the dispersion medium by pulverizing by shear force, while preventing reaggregation of the aggregates by applying force.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170288014

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same

A semiconductor device may include a semiconductor substrate in which a semiconductor element is provided, and an insulation film provided on the semiconductor substrate, in which the semiconductor substrate may include a first portion and a second portion which has a thickness thinner than a thickness of the first portion, an upper surface of the second portion may be positioned lower than an upper surface of the first portion, a recess extending in a thickness direction of the semiconductor substrate may be provided on the upper surface of the second portion located at a position where the first portion and the second portion adjoin to each other, and the insulation film may extend over from the first portion to the second portion, and fill the recess.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170287869

Wire connecting method and terminal

A method of connecting a wire with a terminal including a plurality of conductors is provided. The method includes: positioning the terminal by holding a part of the terminal between an upper side jig and a lower side jig; and connecting the wire and one of a plurality of conductors, which is exposed on a surface of the positioned terminal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170287234

Hybrid vehicle

A use index idx indicative of a degree of use of external charging is calculated and transmitted to a vehicle external system. The vehicle external system provides a service or imposes a penalty based on the use index idx. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170286782

Generating real-time driver familiarity index for fine-grained dynamic road scenes

In an example embodiment, a computer-implemented method is disclosed that generates a spectral signature describing one or more dynamic objects and a scene layout of a current road scene; identifies, from among one or more scene clusters included in a familiarity graph associated with a user, a road scene cluster corresponding to the current road scene; determine a position of the spectral signature relative to other spectral signatures comprising the identified road scene cluster; and generates a familiarity index estimating familiarity of the user with the current road scene based on the position of the spectral signature. The method can further include determining an assistance level based on the familiarity index of the user; and providing one or more of an auditory instruction, a visual instruction, and a tactile instruction to the user via one or more output devices of a vehicle at the determined assistance level.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170286570

Dynamic virtual object generation for testing autonomous vehicles in simulated driving scenarios

The disclosure includes a system, method and tangible memory for providing a graphical display output including a simulation for testing a design for a vehicle. The method includes extracting object data from accident data describing an object that contributed to a roadway accident occurring in a real world. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170285635

Autonomous navigation of people using a robot network

This disclosure describes, according to some embodiments, a robot network comprising a plurality of robot units capable of providing navigational guidance to patrons requesting navigational assistance. In an example method, upon receiving a request from a first patron, the method selects an available robot unit from among a plurality of robot units comprising the robot network based on an estimated time to reach the first patron's location. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170285164

Notification device of an approaching vehicle

A notification device of an approaching vehicle detects an approach of the other vehicle running a crossroad intersecting a run way of an own vehicle at an anterior intersection and an arrival direction thereof by a radar sensor and notifies a driver thereof. A reflection distance-acquisition part computes a reflection distance xw according to a difference between absolute values of an x-axis component of a relative position acquired by the radar sensor and an x-axis component of a converted relative position acquired by a relative-position acquisition part of the other vehicle in an x-y rectangular coordinates with its origin at a location and a y-axis in a traveling direction of the own vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170284329

Internal combustion engine

An object is to enable stable diesel combustion in an internal combustion engine using a fuel having a relatively high self-ignition temperature. In the internal combustion engine, pre-injection and ignition of pre-spray fuel are performed, and thereafter main injection is performed to cause a portion of main-injected fuel to be burned by diffusion combustion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170284284

Internal combustion engine

In a turbine housing of a twin entry type turbocharger, a first scroll chamber communicating with a first exhaust manifold, and a second scroll chamber communicating with a second exhaust manifold are provided. A surface area of the first exhaust manifold is configured to be larger than a surface area of the second exhaust manifold, and these exhaust manifolds are cooled by a cooling mechanism. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170284282

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An object of the invention is to reduce the amount of smoke generated and to improve the stability of diesel combustion in cases where an egr apparatus is used in an internal combustion engine that performs diesel combustion using fuel having a relatively high self-ignition temperature. A control apparatus performs first injection at a first injection time during the compression stroke, causes spray guide combustion to occur, and starts to perform second injection at such a second injection time that causes combustion of injected fuel to be started by flame generated by the spray guide combustion, thereby causing self-ignition and diffusion combustion of fuel to occur. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170284281

Internal combustion engine

A thermal insulation film is formed on a bottom surface of a cylinder head facing a top surface of a piston. The thermal insulation film in a region (a circumferential region) of a bottom surface of the cylinder head configuring a squish area in a circumferential edge of a cavity region is formed to be thinner than the thermal insulation film in a region (a cavity region) of the bottom surface of the cylinder head facing a cavity. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170284269

Exhaust gas control device for internal combustion engine and control method thereof

An exhaust gas control device for an internal combustion engine includes an estimation unit configured to estimate a temperature of a catalyst on the basis of an acquired operation state of the internal combustion engine and a difference between a lean air-fuel ratio and a rich air-fuel ratio which are set as target air-fuel ratios during execution of catalyst regeneration control, a determination unit configured to determine whether the estimated temperature of the catalyst is higher than a threshold value during execution of the catalyst regeneration control, and a prohibition unit configured to prohibit the catalyst regeneration control when it is determined that the estimated temperature of the catalyst is higher than the threshold value during execution of the catalyst regeneration control.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170283932

Thermal spray powder, method of forming abradable thermal spray coating using the same, and abradable thermal spray coating

There is provided a thermal spray powder for forming an abradable thermal spray coating. The thermal spray powder includes nicr alloy particles and synthetic mica particles. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170283825

Gene for increasing the production of plant biomass and/or seeds and method for use thereof

A technique by which the production of plant biomass can be significantly increased is provided. A protein phosphatase 2c gene having 3 consensus sequences comprising the amino acid sequences shown in seq id nos: 1-3 from the n-terminal side in such order is over-expressed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170283824

Gene for increasing the production of plant biomass and/or seeds and method for use thereof

A technique by which the production of plant biomass can be significantly increased is provided. A protein phosphatase 2c gene having 3 consensus sequences comprising the amino acid sequences shown in seq id nos: 1-3 from the n-terminal side in such order is over-expressed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170283823

Gene for increasing the production of plant biomass and/or seeds and method for use thereof

A technique by which the production of plant biomass can be significantly increased is provided. A protein phosphatase 2c gene having 3 consensus sequences comprising the amino acid sequences shown in seq id nos: 1-3 from the n-terminal side in such order is over-expressed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282933

Vehicle control device

A vehicle control device that includes: an airbag device including an airbag, the airbag being configured as an integral bag body for surrounding a head of an occupant with a front deployment section including a front inflation section that is inflated and deployed in front of a seat corresponding to the head and at least one of shoulders or a chest of the occupant, and a left and right pair of lateral deployment sections including lateral inflation sections that are connected to the front deployment section and are inflated and deployed at sides of the head of the occupant; and a controller that, after the airbag device has been actuated, executes a drive-to-refuge mode in which driving of a power unit of a vehicle and steering of a steering system are controlled to drive the vehicle to take refuge at a road shoulder.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282931

Hybrid vehicle

A utilization index idx is calculated based on one or more parameters (the number of times of charging/the number of trips, total battery charger connection time/total vehicle stop time, total ev traveling distance/total hv traveling distance, total ev traveling time/total hv traveling time, total ev traveling distance/total traveling distance, total ev traveling time/total traveling time, total charge amount/total fuel supply quantity) obtained based on a ratio of an ev traveling utilization level to an hv traveling utilization level or a total traveling utilization level, and the utilization index idx is stored. Since the utilization index idx is calculated such that as each parameter is larger, utilization of charging of a battery by a battery charger is performed more sufficiently. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282906

Hybrid vehicle

A cruising distance coefficient is set that is smaller than a value of 1 and that becomes smaller as a use index indicating a degree of use of external charging gets smaller, and a cruising distance is calculated by multiplying a fuel quantity by the set cruising distance coefficient and a fuel consumption coefficient. Then, a display cruising distance is calculated by subtracting from the cruising distance a value obtained by subtracting a set-time travel distance lset, obtained when the cruising distance is calculated, from a travel distance from a travel distance meter, and the calculated display cruising distance is displayed on a display device in front of a driver's seat.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282901

Control system for vehicle

A control system for a vehicle includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to i) calculate a target supercharging pressure of an intake air such that, when an internal combustion engine is operated through the homogeneous charge compression ignition, the internal combustion engine achieves a required output while satisfying a predetermined requirement, ii) control an output of the internal combustion engine such that the output approaches the required output in accordance with an actual supercharging pressure in process of changing the actual supercharging pressure to the target supercharging pressure that is achieved by a supercharger, and iii) control a rotary machine such that an output of the rotary machine compensates for part or all of a differential output between the required output and the output in process of changing the actual supercharging pressure to the target supercharging pressure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282895

Hybrid vehicle

An electronic control unit executes navigation-cooperative soc control in which traveling situations on a traveling route found through a search performed by a navigation system are predicted and a state-of-charge is controlled by adjusting an output of an engine based on the predicted traveling situations to control charging-discharging of an electricity storage device. The ecu does not execute the navigation-cooperative soc control when a temperature of the electricity storage device falls below a prescribed temperature and thus charging-discharging of the electricity storage device is limited.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282893

Hybrid vehicle, controller for hybrid vehicle, and control method for hybrid vehicle with a change of the switching conditions from a depleting mode to a sustaining mode

A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electrical storage device, a rotary electric machine, and a controller. The internal combustion engine includes a variable valve actuating device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282892

Control device for hybrid vehicle and control method for hybrid vehicle

An electronic control unit performs a control process including a step of setting a second learning time shorter than a first learning time when a charge sustaining mode is not selected, a step of setting enlarged values as upper and lower limit values of a feedback value, a step of switching an engine stop prohibition flag to an on state when a learning start condition is satisfied, a step of performing learning control, a step of performing an update process when the set learning time elapses, and a step of turning off the engine stop prohibition flag.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282890

Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method

A vehicle control apparatus includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to perform feedback control of a motor such that a torque is output for stopping a crankshaft at a target angle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282834

Occupant protection apparatus

An occupant protection apparatus includes: an airbag configured to be stored in a head rest or a seat back of a vehicle seat, and the airbag being formed as a single bag that is configured to cover a head of an occupant and including a front inflating part and a right and left pair of lateral inflating parts; a three-point seat belt device including webbing equipped with a lap belt and a shoulder belt, and a belt take-up mechanism, and the belt take-up mechanism applying tension to the webbing; and a control unit that, in the event that an impact to the vehicle has been predicted or detected, activates the belt take-up mechanism before inflating and deploying the airbag.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282793

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a fuel tank, a motor, a battery, a charger, and a notification mechanism. The battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282740

Hybrid vehicle, cooperation system, and control method for hybrid vehicle

When a use index indicative of a degree of use of external charging is less than a threshold, an electronic control unit determines that the degree of use of external charging is low, and executes a charging guide control to promote the use of external charging at the time of parking at a battery charging point, such as at home or in a battery charging station, where the external charging is performable. Hereby, it is possible to promote a driver to use external charging at the time of parking at the battery charging point. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282726

Hybrid vehicle

The number of opportunities where external charging of a vehicle parked in a residential parking space or a charging station in a predetermined period is available is counted as the number of opportunities, and the number of times of the external charging performed in the opportunities in the same predetermined period is counted as the number of times of charging. The number of times of charging is then divided by the number of opportunities to calculate and store a charging frequency. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282709

Vehicle

A vehicle includes: a vehicle body; a gas tank having a tank main body that includes a cylindrical barrel part and a cap that is provided at one end of the tank main body in a longitudinal direction; a bracket fixing the cap to the vehicle body; and a band surrounding an outer circumferential surface of the barrel part and fixing the barrel part to the vehicle body, wherein the gas tank is arranged such that the longitudinal direction extends along a front-rear direction of the vehicle, the bracket includes an engaging part that restrict movement of the gas tank in the longitudinal direction by engaging with an engaged part provided in the cap, and movement of the gas tank in the longitudinal direction is restricted by the engaging part only at the one end, and not at the other end, of the gas tank in the longitudinal direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282294

Laser build-up method

Provided is a laser build-up method capable of building up a layer with a uniform weld penetrating amount on first and second surfaces even when non-uniformity in distribution of supplied metallic powder due to the shape of a joint or the effect of gravity. A laser build-up method for a corner region formed by a first surface (11) and a second surface (12) in a different orientation from the first surface includes: supplying metallic powder (55) to the corner region; forming a melted part by performing weaving irradiation of a laser (25) on the first and second surfaces (11, 12) under a predetermined irradiation condition and melting the metallic powder (55); measuring a first temperature of the melted part of the first surface (11) and a second temperature of the melted part of the second surface (12); and setting the irradiation condition based on the first and second temperatures.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

10/05/17 / #20170282123

Core-shell oxide material, method for producing the same, and catalyst and method for purification of exhaust gas using the core-shell oxide material

A core-shell oxide material comprises: a core which comprises a ceria-zirconia based solid solution powder having at least one ordered phase of a pyrochlore phase and a κ phase; and a shell which comprises an alumina based oxide disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the core.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170280335

Rf resource allocation device and method, and radio communication system

. . Provided is an rf resource allocation device that distributes to a mobile terminal a communication setting notification including a communication setting to be used in a radio communication. The device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a measurement result or an estimation result of communication conditions at a plurality of positions; a generation unit configured to determine for each region the communication setting to be used by the mobile terminal in the radio communication based on the communication conditions, and to generate the communication setting notification including the communication setting for each region; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the communication setting notification to the mobile terminal the acquisition of the communication conditions by the acquisition unit and the generation of the communication setting notification by the generation unit are executed repeatedly at predetermined time intervals.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170279366

Power module

A power module includes an inverter circuit and a pair of conductors that sandwich the inverter circuit. The inverter circuit includes a positive bus bar, a negative bus bar, output bus bars, and element pairs. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170279288

Power-supply apparatus

A power-supply apparatus includes: a battery; a charger that charges the battery; a charging relay provided on a power line to connect/disconnect the battery and the charger to/from each other through an on-off operation; a first voltage sensor attached to a portion of the power line between the charger and the charging relay; a second voltage sensor attached to a portion of the power line between the battery and the charging relay; and an ecu that permits detection of a deviation abnormality in which a deviation between a charger-side voltage and a battery-side voltage is equal to or greater than a threshold when it is verified that the battery is being charged by the charger while the charging relay is on, and prohibits the detection when it is not verified that the battery is being charged by the charger while the charging relay is on.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170279262

Current breaker

A current breaker includes a semiconductor substrate in which a switching element is provided, a first electrode provided on a surface of the semiconductor substrate, a second electrode provided on the surface and separated from the first electrode, a resistive film provided on the surface and connecting the first electrode and the second electrode, a terminal, a bonding wire connecting the first electrode and the terminal, and a control element configured to turn on the switching element when a voltage between both ends of a current path including the resistive film exceeds a threshold value. The switching element is connected to at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170279159

Lithium ion secondary battery

A lithium ion secondary battery includes an aqueous electrolyte solution and has a high discharge capacity. The lithium ion secondary battery includes an anode layer including an anode active material, a cathode layer including a cathode active material, and an electrolyte solution including a solvent and an electrolyte, wherein the anode active material includes elemental sulfur, the cathode active material includes li element, such as a li-containing compound, the solvent includes water as a main component, the electrolyte includes lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide, and the electrolyte solution includes no less than 10 mol of the lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide per 1 kg of the water.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170279117

Lithium ion battery and method for manufacturing the same

A lithium ion secondary battery is disclosed that can inhibit generation of gas due to decomposition of a non-aqueous electrolyte solution. The lithium ion battery includes a cathode, a non-aqueous electrolyte solution and an anode, wherein the cathode includes a conductive material, a layered niobium-containing oxide that coats a surface of the conductive material, and a lithium-containing oxide active material having an upper-limit potential to a redox potential of metal lithium of no less than 4.5 v (vs. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170279089

Laminated cell

A laminated cell is provided having a cell element encapsulated in a laminate exterior body. The laminate exterior body has one or more flat laminate sheets, and two concave laminate sheets the outer perimeters of which rise from the bottom to form concave shapes. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170278402

Understanding road scene situation and semantic representation of road scene situation for reliable sharing

In an example embodiment, a computer-implemented method is disclosed that receives road scene data and vehicle operation data from one or more sensors associated with a first vehicle on a road segment; receives situation ontology data; automatically generates a semantic road scene description of the road segment using the road scene data, the vehicle operation data, and the situation ontology data; and transmits, via a communication network, the semantic road scene description to one or more other vehicles associated with the road segment. Automatically generating the semantic road scene description of the road segment can include determining lane-level activity information for each lane based on lane information and dynamic road object information and determining a lane-level spatial layout for each lane based on the lane information and the dynamic road object information.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170278398

Vehicle alert apparatus

An alert ecu acquires intersection information representing a situation of an intersection (target intersection) where a host vehicle will enter. The alert ecu excludes the leftward and rightward orientations from assistance-target orientations when the target intersection is grade separated, when a traffic light is installed at the target intersection, when a median strip is installed in the target intersection along the host vehicle traveling direction, or when a stop sign is not installed at the target intersection. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170278391

Information providing apparatus for vehicle

An information providing apparatus includes a traffic information database and a data processing device. The data processing device detects, based on the traffic information data, an impediment event. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170278388

Traffic management based on basic safety message data

The disclosure includes a system and method for managing traffic in a roadway system based on basic safety message data (“bsm data”) included in a set of basic safety messages (“bsms”). The method may include wirelessly receiving a set of bsms describing a set of vehicles traveling along the roadway system. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170278305

Three dimensional heads-up display unit including visual context for voice commands

The disclosure includes a system and method for wireless data sharing between a mobile client device and a three-dimensional heads-up display unit. A system may include a three-dimensional heads-up display unit (“3d hud”) installed in a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170277566

Software component assigning system for vehicle

A software component assigning system for a vehicle includes electronic control units connected to a common network in the vehicle, one of the electronic control units being an integrated control electronic control unit which is configured to: acquire a first rank value of each of the electronic control units, the first rank value becoming higher as a probability of occurrence of a malfunction is higher; acquire a second rank value of an additional software component that is additionally arranged in any one of the electronic control units, the second rank value becoming higher as a level of importance; and decide an electronic control unit to arrange the additional software component from among the electronic control units such that the additional software component is arranged in the electronic control unit of which the first rank value is lower as the second rank value of the additional software component is higher.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170277398

Image display device

An image display device includes: an image display means; a user operation input means provided in a display area of the image display means; and a display control means configured to control display by the image display means. The display control means: generates a menu screen that shows a plurality of main icons indicating a plurality of function types and one or more sub-icons indicating a function belonging to one of the plurality of function types; and displays one of the plurality of main icons in the menu screen in a larger size than the other main icons, and displays, around the main icon displayed in the larger size, the one or more sub-icons corresponding to some of functions belonging to the function type indicated by the main icon, an upper limit of a number of sub-icons being defined by a predetermined number.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170277397

Image display device

A display in an image display device displays images. A processor generates an image for display on the display. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170277383

Image display device

A display in an image display device displays images. A processor generates an image for display on the display. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276935

Three dimensional graphical overlays for a three dimensional heads-up display unit of a vehicle

The disclosure includes a system and method for wireless data sharing between a mobile client device and a three-dimensional heads-up display unit. A system may include a three-dimensional heads-up display unit (“3d hud”) installed in a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276714

Deterioration specifying device and deterioration specifying method

A power-supply monitoring device includes a capacitor that is connected to an insulated electric power source to execute charging/discharging. A power-supply monitoring device including this capacitor forms a charging path for detecting deterioration in an insulation resistance of an electric power source, and detects a voltage of the capacitor when being charged through this charging path. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276504

Vehicular traffic assistance based on traffic management decisions

The disclosure includes a system and method for providing vehicular traffic assistance. The method may include wirelessly providing a first navigation route to a navigation system of the vehicle to assist the vehicle to arrive at a destination, where the first navigation route includes one or more roadways for the vehicle to travel to arrive at the destination. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276248

Seal body and gas seal mechanism

A seal body that is used for gas seal includes a seal main body in which a recessed groove is formed by arranging a pair of lips so that the lips face each other; an elastic body that is inserted in the recessed groove and expands the lips; and a rigid body that is installed in the elastic body, and restricts deformation of the elastic body, due to narrowing of the recessed groove, within an elastic deformation range.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276243

Transmission with lockup clutch

In a transmission with a lockup clutch, in a case where zero-slip control of the lockup clutch is not established (converged) within a predetermined time, a sweep increase of a lockup clutch hydraulic pressure starts at an increase rate smaller than a normal increase rate in a case where the zero-slip control is established within the predetermined time, the increase rate until the end of the sweep increase is set to be equal to or less than the normal increase rate, and in addition, a hydraulic pressure at the time of the end of the sweep increase is set to be equal to or greater than a hydraulic pressure in a case where the zero-slip control is established within the predetermined time. With such control, in a case where the zero-slip state is not brought, suppressing the occurrence of shock when complete engagement is carried out.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276242

Power transmission system for vehicle

If the difference between output torque output from an engine and load torque from drive wheels is large and torque input to a lockup clutch is large, since a value of lockup command pressure at which lockup engagement pressure in lockup end control becomes constant standby pressure is set to be high, fast release of the lockup clutch or racing of the engine is suppressed during the lockup end control. If torque input to the lockup clutch is small, the value of the lockup command pressure at which the lockup engagement pressure in the lockup end control becomes the constant standby pressure is set to be low, and a hydraulic pressure output period during which hydraulic pressure is output to the lockup clutch is set to be short.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276240

Transmission gear control apparatus for vehicle

Under an abnormal determination, when a transmission gear stage is switched, a torque limit value is changed from a value before switching of the transmission gear stage to a value after switching thereof in a period in which this transmission gear stage is switched.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276222

Torque converter having torsional vibration damping device

A torque converter that is downsized in an axial direction utilizing existing space is provided. A pump impeller, a turbine runner, a lockup clutch, an elastic damper, and a planetary unit are held in a housing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276210

Torsional vibration damper

A torsional vibration damper having enhanced damping performance is provided. A first gear held in the holding member includes a first engagement member situated in an opposite side of a fluid coupling and a second engagement member situated between a holding member and the fluid coupling. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276199

Vehicle brake system and method of detecting wear of friction member

A vehicle brake system, including: an electric brake device including a friction member, a rotor, a motor, and a driven member; and a wear detector including a data obtaining section to obtain a forward movement amount of the driven member and a pressing force by which the driven member presses the friction member, a detecting section to detect a contact start position of the driven member, and an estimating section to estimate a remaining thickness of the friction member, wherein the wear detector includes an uneven-wear detecting section to detect uneven wear of the friction member, by comparing: a relationship between the forward movement amount and the pressing force; and a relationship therebetween in a case where it is supposed that a thickness of the friction member is equal to the remaining thickness that would be estimated in a state in which the friction member is evenly worn.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276197

Electric brake caliper

An electric brake caliper, including: a caliper main body; brake pads; and an actuator including a piston, an electric motor of a rotary type, and a motion converting mechanism, wherein the motion converting mechanism includes a hollow output sleeve configured to be linearly moved to move the piston disposed at one end of the output sleeve nearer to the one of the brake pads and an input shaft disposed in the output sleeve and configured to be rotated by the electric motor, the motion converting mechanism being configured to convert rotation of the input shaft into a linear movement of the output sleeve, wherein the electric motor includes a hollow driving rotary shaft, and wherein the motion converting mechanism is disposed in the driving rotary shaft, and the input shaft includes a flange whose outer circumferential end is in mesh with an inner circumferential portion of the driving rotary shaft.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276195

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

An electronic control unit performs lockup clutch engagement control in the sequence of fast fill control, constant-pressure standby control and command pressure raising control, and starts the lockup clutch engagement control from that one of the fast fill control and the command pressure raising control which is later in sequence than the other, as a command pressure for a control oil pressure at a transition time point for making a transition to the lockup clutch engagement control rises, in making the transition to the lockup clutch engagement control during the lockup clutch release control. Therefore, when the command pressure for the control oil pressure is equal to or higher than a predetermined value that is needed to carry out packing for narrowing a pack clearance of a lockup clutch, the lockup clutch engagement control is started from the command pressure raising control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276193

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch includes: a shaft; an actuator configured to cause the shaft to perform a rectilinear motion in a shaft direction; and an arm including an operation portion configured to receive force in the shaft direction from the shaft. The shaft includes a first flange and a second flange. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276192

Clutch device

A clutch device includes an outer member including a cylindrical part having an inner peripheral surface provided with outer projections extending in an axial direction; an inner member rotatable relative to the outer member; an outer friction member engaging with the outer projections such that the outer friction member is movable in the axial direction and rotation of the outer friction member relative to the outer member is restricted; an inner friction member whose rotation relative to the inner member is restricted, and which generates a frictional force between the inner and outer friction members; and a lubricating oil sealed in a clutch chamber located between the outer member and the inner member. The outer member is provided with an oil pocket recessed to a position outward of a bottom surface of a recessed part located between a pair of adjacent outer projections among the outer projections.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276139

Thrust generating apparatus for controlling attitude of movable body

A thrust generating apparatus for controlling an attitude of a movable body includes an outer shell body, a first inner shell body and a second inner shell body, a first fan rotating body and a second fan rotating body, an intermediate shell body, and a driving unit. A outer surface of the intermediate shell body has a shape such that an air flow sent from an opening end inside of any one of the first inner shell body and the second inner shell body is accommodated and flowed out to an outer flow path . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276108

Fuel injection device for an internal combustion engine

A common-rail fuel injection device for an internal combustion engine, including fuel injection valves each having two fuel supply ports, is known as a fuel injection device for suppressing temporary decrease of a fuel pressure immediately after the end of fuel injection from the fuel injection valve. Even in this fuel injection device, the fuel injection pressure may fluctuate immediately after the end of fuel injection, thereby causing changes of amount and particle diameter of injected fuel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276098

Internal combustion engine

When an internal combustion engine operates in a stoichiometric mode, a control apparatus operates a cooling system so that the temperature of intake air becomes 45° c. When the internal combustion engine operates in a lean mode, the control apparatus operates the cooling system so that the temperature of intake air becomes 35° c. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276082

Internal combustion engine

The control apparatus operates an engine water temperature adjustment apparatus so that the temperature of cooling water that passes through an engine head enters a first temperature region in a lean mode, and operates the engine water temperature adjustment apparatus so that the temperature of the cooling water enters a second temperature region that is lower than the first temperature region in a stoichiometric mode. When knocking is detected after switching is started from the stoichiometric mode to the lean mode, the control apparatus performs any one of a first operation to operate a variable valve apparatus so as to retard the closing timing of an intake valve, a second operation to operate an oil jet apparatus so as to increase an oil jet amount, and a third operation to operate an egr apparatus so as to increase an egr amount.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276080

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine that includes an egr channel and an egr valve is configured, when the internal combustion engine is in a warm-up process and when an intake air flow rate that is a flow rate of air supplied to the internal combustion engine main body is less than or equal to a predetermined value, to open the egr valve with a minute opening degree that is an opening degree smaller than a minimum opening degree of the egr valve with which a condensed water in an exhaust-channel-side portion that is a portion of the egr channel on a side closer to the exhaust channel relative to the egr valve flows into an intake-channel-side portion that is a portion of the egr channel on a side closer to the intake channel relative to the egr valve.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276060

Internal combustion engine

In an upstream portion from a valve connecting surface that is formed in an opening of an intake port to a combustion chamber, an upper wall surface of the intake port continues from an upstream side end of the valve connecting surface and extends substantially straight and diagonally with respect to a ceiling surface on the intake port side. In addition, a cross-sectional shape of the portion in the intake port in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction of the intake port is a flat shape with an axis in a transverse direction being a long axis.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170276059

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes an intake air temperature adjustment apparatus that adjusts the temperature of intake air, and a control apparatus that operates at least the intake air temperature adjustment apparatus. When the internal combustion engine operates in a stoichiometric egr mode, the control apparatus operates the intake air temperature adjustment apparatus so that the temperature of intake air entering a combustion chamber enters a first temperature region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274910

Display device

A display device is mounted on a hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle includes a driving mode controller configured to control switching between a first driving mode in which internal charging of an electricity storage device by a power generator is limited and a second driving mode in which internal charging of the electricity storage device by the power generator is controlled so that the residual capacity of the electricity storage device is maintained within a given control range. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274905

Transmission gear control apparatus for vehicle

A transmission gear control apparatus for a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an automatic transmission, a torque converter, and an accelerator operation amount sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274888

Control device for hybrid vehicle

A control device for hybrid vehicle includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: calculate required electric power required for a motor for electric power generation as electric power supplied to a motor for drive based on required drive power of the hybrid vehicle; calculate an electric power suppliable time of the capacitor; and determine a rotation speed increase standby time of the internal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274879

Hydraulic braking system and braking operation device

A hydraulic braking system includes: a stroke simulator; a pump configured to suck and discharge working fluid; a hydraulic brake including a brake cylinder connected to the pump; a suction mechanism including a reservoir, a suction portion of the pump, and a suction passage connecting between the reservoir and the suction portion of the pump; a first simulator passage connecting between the stroke simulator and the suction mechanism at a first connecting portion of the suction mechanism; a second simulator passage connecting between the stroke simulator and the suction mechanism in parallel with the first simulator passage at a second connecting portion of the suction mechanism, the second connecting portion being farther from the suction portion of the pump than the first connecting portion; and a flow restricting device provided on the second simulator passage.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274871

Smart key system

A smart key system includes a first transmitting unit, a first receiving unit, and a certification unit that are mounted on a vehicle, and a second receiving unit and a second transmitting unit that are mounted on a portable device. The certification unit performs certification processing of the portable device when the first receiving unit has received a reply signal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274870

Smart key system

A smart key system includes a control unit mounted on a vehicle and configured to cause vehicle-mounted equipment to perform a predetermined operation when a first receiving unit has shifted from a state where a response signal is receivable to a state where the response signal is unreceivable in a case where a predetermined manipulation has been performed in the vehicle or a portable device; and a communicable distance extending unit configured such that at least one of a transmission intensity with which a first transmitting unit transmits a request signal and a reception sensitivity with which a second receiving unit receives the request signal is made higher than a predetermined normal value until a predetermined timing when the predetermined manipulation has been performed in the vehicle or the portable device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274844

Electrical wire with terminal, and wire harness structure

A covered conductive wire is configured by covering a conductive wire with an insulating cover portion. The conductive wire is formed of an aluminum-based material, for example. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274801

Pneumatic pressure control method for vehicle seat and pneumatic pressure control device for vehicle seat

A pneumatic pressure control method for a vehicle seat includes: repeatedly detecting an internal pressure of a bladder provided inside the vehicle seat at intervals; correcting the internal pressure of the bladder based on a differential pressure between a detection value and a target value; and lengthening a detection interval to detect the internal pressure depending on a time elapsing from starting of the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274797

Control device and control method for vehicle

In a low power charging mode, when a predetermined time has elapsed from the start of external charging, the external charging ends. With this, it is possible to suppress excessive extension of a power feeding time from an external power supply, and to secure a charging amount of a high voltage battery at least to some extent.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274796

Automobile and control method for automobile

An electronic control unit is configured to i) turn off a charging relay when a charger is disconnected from an external power source while external charging is in progress which is started when the charger is connected to the external power source and the charging relay is turned on while a system is off and in which a battery is charged with electric power from the external power source by the charger, and ii) set the period from the disconnection of the charger from the external power source to the turn-off of the charging relay to be longer when preliminary air conditioning is in progress than when preliminary air conditioning is not in progress.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274793

Display device

A display device is mounted on a hybrid vehicle provided with an internal-combustion engine, an electric motor, an electricity storage device configured to store electricity used to drive the electric motor, and a charger configured to externally charge the electricity storage device using electricity from an external power supply. The display device includes a display and a display controller. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274785

Vehicle and control method for vehicle

A vehicle includes a high voltage battery, a charger and an ecu. When electric power from an external power supply is equal to or less than first predetermined electric power and first power feeding control to feed electric power to a low voltage system power line is performed, the ecu is configured to control the charger to: continue the drive of the charger when a first predetermined time has not elapsed from a start of the first power feeding control or when charged electric power of the high voltage battery is greater than second predetermined electric power that is smaller than the first predetermined electric power after the first predetermined time has elapsed; and stop the drive of the charger when the charged electric power of the high voltage battery is equal to or less than the second predetermined electric power after the first predetermined time has elapsed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274783

Vehicle

A vehicle includes a motor, a high voltage battery, a charger; an accessory; a first dc/dc converter, a second dc/dc converter, and an electronic control unit configured to: end the external charging, when a power storage ratio of the high voltage battery reaches a target ratio or when charged electric power of the high voltage battery becomes equal to or less than predetermined electric power before the power storage ratio of the high voltage battery reaches the target ratio, while external charging for charging the high voltage battery with the charger using electric power from the external power supply is being performed; and limit a drive of the accessory compared to when the electric power from the external power supply is greater than the predetermined electric power, when the electric power from the external power supply is equal to or less than predetermined electric power.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274782

Automobile

When ignition-on operation is made in first electric power supply processing during external charging, and a post-operation electric energy is not larger than a predetermined electric energy that is an electric energy consumption of a low-voltage device after the ignition-on operation, an automobile continues the first electric power supply processing. In the first electric power supply processing, from between a first dc/dc converter and a second dc/dc converter, only the second dc/dc converter is selected to run to supply electric power to a low-voltage-system electric power line. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274772

Display device

A display displays a charging schedule of an electricity storage device, using multiple icons representing charging plans for multiple days. When multiple charging reservation types are specified for charging plans for multiple days, a controller displays icons on the display so that at least one of shapes and colors of the icons are different for each charging reservation type.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274771

Wireless data sharing between a mobile client device and a three-dimensional heads-up display unit

The disclosure includes a system and method for wireless data sharing between a mobile client device and a three-dimensional heads-up display unit. A system may include a three-dimensional heads-up display unit (“3d hud”) installed in a vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274754

Power transmission system

A power transmission system includes first differential mechanism connected to an engine, and second differential mechanism. The first differential mechanism includes a first rotating element connected to the engine, and second and third rotating elements. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274753

Drive device for hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle is provided in which deterioration of vehicle mounting characteristics is suppressed. A drive device of the vehicle includes a power splitting mechanism having a sun gear to which a first motor-generator is linked, a carrier to which an output shaft is linked, and a ring gear to which an engine is linked, and a speed reduction mechanism that transmits the torque of the output shaft to a differential mechanism while reducing the rotational speed of the output shaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274728

Motor-driven compressor and cooling system

A motor-driven compressor is installed in a fuel cell vehicle to supply air to a fuel cell. The motor driven compressor includes a rotation shaft, an electric motor, a compression unit that compresses air, a housing that includes a motor chamber and a compression chamber, and a seal member that restricts a flow of a fluid between the motor chamber and the compression chamber. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274724

Damping force control apparatus for vehicle

The disclosed is a damping force control apparatus for a vehicle which has a control device that stores a reference time that is set to a value within a predetermined range including the resonance period time of the front wheel. When determining that the predetermined vertical displacement portions are present in front of the front wheel on the basis of the detection result of a road surface sensor, the control device sets the damping coefficient of the shock absorber is set to the minimum value by the timing at which the front wheel reaches a predetermined vertical displacement portion, and returns the control of the damping coefficient to the control in accordance with a predetermined control law when a predetermined elapsed time based on the reference time has elapsed from the above timing.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170274271

Standing-ride type moving device

A standing-ride type moving device includes: a board; wheels that are disposed on right and left sides of a front side and a rear side in a traveling direction of the board; drive units that is configured to independently rotationally drive the wheels disposed on the front side in the traveling direction of the board; a first sensor that is configured to detect a shift in the center of gravity of the rider riding the board; a steering board that is disposed on the front side in the traveling direction of the board; a second sensor that that is configured to acquire rotation information of the steering board; and a control unit that is configured to control the drive units.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170273852

Walking assistance apparatus and walking training method

A walking assistance apparatus includes stimulus applying means for applying a stimulus to a leg part on which a walking assistance apparatus is mounted and state detection means for detecting a supporting leg condition and a lifted leg condition of the leg part on which the walking assistance apparatus is mounted. The stimulus applying means applies a first stimulus to the leg part when the state detection means has detected that the leg part on which the walking assistance apparatus is mounted is in the lifted leg condition, and the stimulus applying means does not apply a stimulus to the leg part or applies a second stimulus that is weaker than the first stimulus when the state detection means has detected that the leg part on which the walking assistance apparatus is mounted is in the supporting leg condition.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/28/17 / #20170273617

Sleep state prediction device

A device of the disclosure determines to which of a plurality of sleep stages in a sleep state including a wake stage a sleep state of a subject belongs, based on a sleep state function that is calculated using as variables a respiratory motion feature and a body motion feature that are respectively extracted from respiratory motion index values and body motion index values of the subject measured in time series. The sleep state function is a function including coefficient parameters that are set based on learning data including sleep stage determination results by a measurement of a sleep state for calibration, and respiratory motion features and body motion features that are measured simultaneously with the measurement for calibration.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170273147

Heat treatment method for cam piece

. . Provided is a heat treatment method for a cam piece, and the cam piece has an insertion hole into which a cam shaft is inserted, a base portion configuring a base circle of a cam, and a nose portion configuring a cam ridge. The heat treatment method for the cam piece includes: a first step of using a jig formed into a shape having a cavity, the jig being inserted into the insertion hole such that the cavity is located between an inner circumferential surface of the nose portion of the cam piece and a central axis of the jig; and a second step of heating the cam piece from an outer circumferential surface side by high-frequency induction heating in a state in which the jig is inserted in the insertion hole of the cam piece.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170271836

Solar-pumped laser device

A solar-pumped laser device includes: a light-guiding plate configured such that a fluorescence substance absorbing solar light and emitting fluorescence including a predetermined wavelength is dispersed in the light-guiding plate so as to bring the fluorescence to exit a predetermined surface; and an optical fiber disposed close to the predetermined surface, the optical fiber including: a core part in which a medium excitable by the fluorescence so as to emit a laser is dispersed; and a clad part that is formed by a material through which the fluorescence passes, is disposed around the core part, and has a smaller refractive index than a refractive index of the core part, wherein a light emitted by the medium is totally reflected by one end surface of the optical fiber, and is brought to pass through the other end surface of the optical fiber.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170271709

Secondary cell and manufacturing method thereof

A secondary cell manufacturing method includes placing a current collector terminal on a plurality of laminated current collector foils from a lamination direction of the current collector foils. The current collector terminal has a first end portion, and a second end portion forming a cutout with the first end portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170271689

Metal separator for fuel cell

A metal separator for a fuel cell is disposed on each side of a membrane electrode assembly. The metal separator includes a base material containing fe as a primary component and 10 mass % or more of cr. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170271075

Reactor and manufacturing method of the same

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

09/21/17 / #20170270236

Vehicle simulation device for crowd-sourced vehicle simulation data

The disclosure includes a system, method and tangible memory operable to cloud-source vehicle simulation data. The method may include developing a vehicle dynamics model and a control software model for a proposed vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170269684

Vehicle display device

A vehicle display device includes a display and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to detect an object and display at least one of a first virtual image in a first display mode and a second virtual image in a second display mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268961

Display control device for vehicle

A target reaching rotational speed set during a torque phase is set to a value higher than an actual engine rotational speed, the value being higher as one of a vehicle acceleration and an engine rotational speed gradient is larger. That is, as the acceleration is steeper, the target reaching rotational speed is set to a value closer to an upper limit rotational speed or rotational speeds proximate thereto. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268899

Map information creating device, navigation system, information display method, information display program, and recording medium

A map information navigation system includes: a storage unit that stores poi data including point data about a poi, node data of nodes set on roads in advance, and link data of links connecting neighboring nodes; a specification unit that specifies one link located at a shortest distance from the poi among the links for each of a plurality of directions; a determination unit that sets one of the nodes included in the specified links as a specific point and determines a predetermined area centered on the poi and passing through the specific point as a presentation target range of map information; an acquisition unit that acquires current position information indicating a current position; and a presentation unit that presents poi data including the point data about the poi with entrance of the current position into the presentation target range as a trigger.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268893

Navigation system, poi presentation method, poi presentation program, and recording medium

A navigation system includes: a search unit; an acquisition unit; a storage unit; a collection unit configured to collect one or more types of popularity information for specifying a popularity level indicating a level of popularity of each poi; a calculation unit configured to calculate the popularity level of each poi on the basis of the collected popularity information; a specification unit configured to specify the pois having high popularity levels located within a predetermined distance from the route searched for by the search unit; and a presentation unit configured to present one poi specified by the specification unit before traveling near the corresponding poi, and the calculation unit calculates the popularity level on the basis of a deviation value calculated on the basis of the one or more types of popularity information and popularity information on other pois included within a first predetermined range from the corresponding poi.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268661

Hydraulic pressure control device of vehicle driving device

A hydraulic pressure control device of a vehicle driving device, the hydraulic pressure control device includes a range switcher having a first signal solenoid valve capable of supplying a first signal pressure and a spool switchable between a first position reached via the first signal pressure and a second position reached via a biasing force of a biasing member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268547

Fastening structure

A fastening structure that includes: a nut fabricated of metal that is screwed onto the threaded portion; a collar including a collar main body fabricated of metal that includes: a tubular portion through which the threaded portion penetrates, and a flange that is formed at an outer periphery portion of the tubular portion and that is disposed at the other plate thickness direction side of the resin member, the collar main body touching against the washer main body and the nut; and a base portion fabricated of resin that structures a portion of the collar and that is disposed between the flange and the resin member.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268454

Control device and control method for vehicle

A smoothing coefficient is set value such that a value of smoothing coefficient when the fuel pressure difference is larger than the threshold value is larger than a value of smoothing coefficient when a fuel pressure difference between a target fuel pressure and a detected fuel pressure is equal to or smaller than a threshold value. A smoothened fuel pressure is calculated by performing fuel pressure smoothing processing on the detected fuel pressure, using the smoothing coefficient. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268453

Vehicle and control method for vehicle

An electronic control unit sets a misfire determination threshold to a first value in the cylinder injection mode, and sets the misfire determination threshold to a second value smaller than the first value in the port injection mode, and determines that a misfire occurs in the engine when a rotation fluctuation of the engine is larger than the misfire determination threshold. In a case where the cylinder injection mode is changed to the port injection mode, when a predetermined period has elapsed from the change, the electronic control unit changes the misfire determination threshold from the first value to the second value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268444

Controller for vehicle and control method for vehicle

A controller for a vehicle, the vehicle including an engine and a transmission gear device, the controller includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) stop the engine automatically when predetermined engine stopping conditions are fulfilled, the predetermined engine stopping conditions including fulfillment of a shift position condition of the transmission gear device, (ii) start the engine automatically when a predetermined waiting time has elapsed since a change in shift position, and (iii) change the waiting time depending on the duration of an automatic stop of the engine.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268443

Supercharged engine control system

A control system includes a supercharged engine and an electronic control unit. The supercharged engine including: a combustion chamber; an exhaust passage; a turbine; and an exhaust catalyst. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170268415

Power generation system for internal combustion engine

A power generation system for an internal combustion engine includes: a turbocharger capable of performing a turbocharger power generation using rotation of a turbine provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine; and a control unit including at least one electronic control unit. The control unit is configured to calculate a first power generation instruction value required for the turbocharger, and determine whether or not a magnitude relationship in which generated power of the turbocharger power generation is larger than an increase amount of a pumping loss of the internal combustion engine resulting from the turbocharger power generation is satisfied based on an operational state of the internal combustion engine, and calculate the first power generation instruction value larger when the magnitude relationship is satisfied than when the magnitude relationship is not satisfied.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267301

Fuel cell vehicle and method of mounting power module on fuel cell vehicle

A fuel cell vehicle includes a high voltage apparatus for a fuel cell, a compressor for an air conditioner disposed under the high voltage apparatus for the fuel cell and constituting a module integrated with the high voltage apparatus for the fuel cell, and a power control unit separated from the high voltage apparatus for the fuel cell, disposed at a vehicle body over the compressor and configured to control an operation of a motor. The compressor and the high voltage apparatus for the fuel cell are connected by a single power wiring.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267249

Control device for vehicle

In a power transmission device in which a first power transmission path is formed by engagement of a first clutch and a dog clutch and a second power transmission path is formed by engagement of a second clutch, the first clutch is released from a state where the first clutch and the dog clutch are engaged, and when a front-rear rotation speed difference of the dog clutch becomes equal to or greater than a predetermined value after the start of a clutch-to-clutch gear shift for engaging the second clutch, complete release control for releasing the first clutch to lower the torque capacity of the first clutch is performed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267247

Vehicle

A vehicle capable of regenerative braking includes a motor that is configured to be driven with electric power. The vehicle selectively sets a drive mode of the vehicle in an accelerator-off state between an ordinary mode and a deceleration enhanced mode that decelerates the vehicle with higher deceleration force than deceleration force in the ordinary mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267246

Control device and control method for vehicle

A control device for a vehicle is provided. The control device includes an electronic control unit that is configured to: exert the torque of an input member on a fixed member and a rotating member such that the fixed member and the rotating member are separated from each other, when the thrust is exerted for making the engagement teeth mesh with each other; estimate an inclination angle of tooth surfaces based on a relative movement amount between the fixed member and the rotating member, and a relative rotational amount between the fixed member and the rotating member; estimate a frictional coefficient of the tooth surfaces based on the inclination angle; and control the thrust of the actuator according to the frictional coefficient.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267241

Control system for vehicle

An automated driving control part including a package determining part determining a driver assistance package packaging permissions for a plurality of driver assistance operations based on at least one of surrounding environment information, host vehicle information, and driver information, a package proposing part proposing to the driver to switch to a driver assistance package so as to obtain permissions for driver assistance operations permitted in the driver assistance package, a judging part judging if a driver has authorized switching to the driver assistance package proposed by the package proposing part, and a package content providing part providing information relating to the content of the driver assistance package authorized by the driver through the information providing device to the driver.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267231

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a first rotating electrical machine, a second rotating electrical machine, a pair of power lines, a first inverter, a second inverter, a battery, a converter, a voltage sensor, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to determine that the voltage sensor is normal and perform a first evacuation running control when an output of the voltage sensor changes by the predetermined value or more while a voltage change process is carried out. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267145

Vehicle seat

A seatback of a vehicle seat includes a seatback frame and a backrest attached to the seatback frame. The backrest includes a first supporting area configured to receive a load of a shoulder of the occupant, and a second supporting area configured to receive a load of a spine area of the occupant. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267144

Vehicle seat

A vehicle seat includes a seatback. The seatback includes a main frame and a sub-frame suspended from the main frame. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267113

Solar battery system

A solar battery system includes a first electronic control unit disposed in a vehicle cabin of a vehicle, the first electronic control unit including a control unit repeating a charging period and a stop period during a period of time from ignition-off to ignition-on of the vehicle, the charging period being a period of charging the electric storage device with generated electric power of a solar battery, the stop period being a period of stopping the charging of the electric storage device with the generated electric power of the solar battery. The control unit sets a length of each of the charging periods shorter as the temperature in the vehicle cabin is higher at the time of starting each of the charging periods.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267103

Vehicle

A vehicle includes: at least one rotary electric machine; an inverter that drives the rotary electric machine; a capacitor connected between a paired electric power lines that is connected to the inverter; and a control unit. When a vehicle collision is detected, the control unit executes first control for discharging electric charges stored in the capacitor by performing a switching operation of the inverter so as to prevent a flow of a q-axis current but cause a flow of a d-axis current to the rotary electric machine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170267102

Hybrid vehicle

When such an abnormality that a battery voltage system voltage is brought into an overvoltage state during regenerative control of a motor occurs, a booster converter is shut down, a system main relay is brought into a non-arc state and turned off. Then, an engine is started when an operation of the engine is stopped. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/21/17 / #20170266846

Method and device of manufacturing fiber-reinforced resin material

A method of manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin material, includes preparing a kneaded material by melting a thermoplastic resin and kneading the molten thermoplastic resin with reinforcing fibers; preparing a reinforcing fiber-impregnated material including a supercritical fluid by accommodating the kneaded material in a sealed space and supplying the supercritical fluid into the sealed space such that the molten thermoplastic resin is impregnated into the reinforcing fibers included in the kneaded material; and manufacturing the fiber-reinforced resin material by extracting the reinforcing fiber-impregnated material from the sealed space and leaving the reinforcing fiber-impregnated material to stand in a reduced-pressure atmosphere such that the supercritical fluid foams.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170264287

Drive unit

A drive unit includes a first transistor, a second transistor, a current source that is connected to a high-potential-side electrode of the first transistor, and delivers constant current, a current control circuit configured to perform control to start of charging of the gates of the first and second transistors using the current source, and a gate charge circuit that charges the gates of the first and second transistors, separately from the current source.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170264282

Switching circuit

A switching circuit disclosed, herein, includes a main mosfet 12, a control mosfet 14, and a diode 16. The main mosfet is formed in a sic semiconductor layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170264162

Resin member

An electric generator 1 includes a shaft 3a (metal rotating body), a ball bearing 4 (metal holding body) configured to hold the shaft 3a, and a resin spacer 5 (resin member) used together with these components. A resin part included in the spacer 5 includes reinforcement fibers f pointing in random directions in a plane orthogonal to the axial direction of the shaft 3a. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170264104

Electric power supply system for vehicle

An electric power supply system for a vehicle includes a first battery, a second battery connected in parallel with the first battery, a voltage sensor configured to detect a voltage value of the second battery, a current sensor configured to detect a current value of the second battery, an electronic control unit configured to make a voltage of the alternator fluctuate according to a predetermined voltage waveform, and calculate internal resistance of the second battery using the voltage value and the current value of the second battery respectively detected by the voltage sensor and the current sensor while the electronic control unit is making the voltage of the alternator fluctuate according to the predetermined voltage waveform.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263979

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a wound electrode body that is formed by laminating an elongated sheet-shaped positive electrode current collector foil, an elongated sheet-shaped negative electrode current collector foil, and an elongated sheet-shaped separator to obtain a laminate and winding the obtained laminate; a nonaqueous electrolytic solution; and a case that accommodates the wound electrode body and the nonaqueous electrolytic solution. A solid electrolyte interface film derived from an oxalato borate complex is formed on at least a surface of the negative electrode active material layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263960

Fuel cell system and control method of the same

A fuel cell system comprises: a fuel cell stack; a turbo compressor configured to supply a cathode gas to the fuel cell stack through a cathode gas supply line; a pressure regulation valve configured to regulate a pressure of the cathode gas; and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to calculate a target rotation speed of the turbo compressor and a target opening position of the pressure regulation valve, based on a target flow rate of the cathode gas and a target pressure of the cathode gas that are determined according to a required power output of the fuel cell stack and to control the turbo compressor and the pressure regulation valve using the calculated target rotation speed and the calculated target opening position, and the controller is configured, upon increase of the required power output, to: (a) determine an acceptable overshoot level of a flow rate of the cathode gas that is to be supplied to the fuel cell stack, the acceptable overshoot level being selected from a plurality of levels based on at least an increased amount of the required power output; and (b) set a time change in opening position of the pressure regulation valve such that an overshoot amount in a change of the flow rate of the cathode gas becomes smaller as the acceptable overshoot level gets lower, and perform control of the pressure regulation valve. This configuration suppresses an excessive overshoot in the flow rate of the cathode gas.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263918

Method of manufacturing lithium ion secondary battery

A manufacturing method of a lithium ion secondary battery includes: forming a first mixture by mixing powder of a first electrode material, which is one of the active material and the conductive material, with powder of trilithium phosphate; forming a second mixture by mixing the first mixture with powder of a second electrode material which is the other one of the active material and the conductive material; forming a wet granulated body by mixing the second mixture with the binder and a solvent; and forming the active material layer by attaching the wet granulated body to the surface of the current collector foil.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263915

Secondary battery and battery pack

An inversion plate short-circuits the positive electrode external terminal and the negative electrode external terminal to each other by changing its position. A temperature sensitive member is disposed adjacent to the inversion plate on the side opposite to a direction in which the inversion plate changes its position. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263757

Silicon carbide semiconductor device and method for manufacturing same

A silicon carbide semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a drift layer over the substrate; a base region over the drift layer; multiple source regions over an upper layer portion of the base region; a contact region over the upper layer portion of the base region between opposing source regions; multiple trenches from a surface of each source region to a depth deeper than the base region; a gate electrode on a gate insulating film in each trench; a source electrode electrically connected to the source regions and the contact region; a drain electrode over a rear surface of the substrate; and multiple electric field relaxation layers in the drift layer between adjacent trenches. Each electric field relaxation layer includes: a first region at a position deeper than the trenches; and a second region from a surface of the drift layer to the first region.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263754

Switching device

A switching device including a semiconductor substrate including a trench (gate electrode) extending in a mesh shape is provided, and the upper surface of the semiconductor substrate is covered by the interlayer insulating film. Within an element range a contact hole is provided in an interlayer insulating film above each cell region while within a surrounding range an entire upper surface of each cell region is covered by the interlayer insulating film. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263739

Switching device

A switching device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first element range including first trenches for gates, and an ineffective range not including the first trenches. In an interlayer insulating film, a contact hole is provided within the first element range, and a wide contact hole is provided within the inactive range. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263738

Switching device

A switching device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first element range and an ineffective range. First trenches extend in a first direction across the first element range and the ineffective range. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263603

Semiconductor device

The re-combination center introduction region has re-combination centers introduced therein so that a density of the re-combination centers in the re-combination center introduction region is higher than a density of re-combination centers in a periphery of the re-combination center introduction region. The re-combination center introduction region continuously extends from the diode region to the peripheral region along a longitudinal direction of the diode region.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263359

Powder magnetic core, powder for magnetic cores, and methods of manufacturing them

A powder magnetic core having excellent specific resistance or strength. The powder magnetic core has soft magnetic particles, first coating layers that coat the surfaces of the soft magnetic particles and include aluminum nitride, and second coating layers that coat at least a part of the surfaces of the first coating layers and include a low-melting-point glass having a softening point lower than an annealing temperature for the soft magnetic particles. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263250

Voice processing system and voice processing method

Provided is a voice processing system including: a voice acquisition unit that acquires an utterance of a user; a voice recognition unit that recognizes contents of the utterance acquired by the voice acquisition unit; a execution unit that executes processing based on a result of the voice recognition unit; and a determination unit that determines a candidate of a word to substitute a certain word, wherein when the voice recognition unit recognizes a request including a first word, the execution unit executes the request including the first word and provides the user with a processing result, the determination unit determines a second word that is a substitute candidate of the first word, and the execution unit also executes a request including the second word instead of the first word and stores a processing result in a storage unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170263121

Information providing apparatus for vehicle

An information providing apparatus for a vehicle includes: a traffic information database in which traffic information data are recorded; and a data processing device that processes the traffic information data to provide a driver of an assisted vehicle with a notification. The data processing device executes: an event detection process that detects, based on the traffic information data, an impediment event that impediments vehicle running; an event extraction process that extracts the impediment event potentially encountered by the assisted vehicle; a determination value calculation process that calculates a notification necessity level for each impediment event; and a notification process that provides the driver of the assisted vehicle with the notification regarding the impediment event potentially encountered by the assisted vehicle and having the notification necessity level greater than a threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170262339

Vehicular image display system

A vehicular image display system includes: an image writing control part that writes first image data generated by a first application operating under a first operating system sequentially in image storage parts by switching of the image storage parts; an image reading control part that reads the first image data from the image storage parts sequentially by switching of the image storage parts; a display data generation part that combines the first image data and second image data generated by a second application operating under a control of a second operating system with higher reliability than the first operating system; an error detection part that checks the first image data; and a switching control part that suspends the switching of the image storage parts by the image writing control part and by the image reading control part, when an error is detected.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170262277

Software management system for vehicle, management server, and vehicle

A software management system for a vehicle, including a vehicle and a management server, includes: an update necessity determination portion configured to determine whether or not an update is required in terms of software installed in the vehicle and related to a driving support function; and a restriction portion configured to turn on a control flag of the driving support function when it is determined that the update is required, and also configured to turn off the control flag when the update is permitted by a user and the software related to the driving support function is updated. The software management system starts to restrict an operation of the driving support function at a predetermined timing while the control flag is in an on state, and resets the restriction at a timing when the control flag is turned off.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170262082

Display control system, method, and program

Display control systems, methods, and programs obtain an indicated location indicated by a pointer, based on an output from a pointing device, and display, on a display, a user interface screen that displays icons at predetermined locations and displays the pointer indicating the indicated location. The systems methods, and programs draw, when the indicated location is present in a draw-in region including one of the icons, the indicated location into the icon. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261984

Automatic driving system

An automatic driving system includes an actuator and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to recognize a position, a surrounding environment, a state of the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261982

Autonomous driving control system for vehicle

An autonomous driving control system for a vehicle which is able to switch between manual driving and autonomous driving is provided with a driver condition sensor, acting part, and electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is provided with an autonomous driving control part, reliance calculating part for calculating an autonomous driving output reliance, vigilance calculating part for calculating a driver vigilance, and an action control part for controlling a strength of an action against a driver. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261981

Autonomous driving control device

An autonomous driving control device capable of starting an autonomous driving control without an operation of a driver and reducing a possibility that the driver can not start manual driving. An autonomous driving control is switched to manual driving when a determination section determines that the amount of operation by the driver is equal to or greater than a first threshold, before a predetermined time elapses since the autonomous driving control is automatically started. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261980

Control system for vehicle

A control system for a vehicle comprises an automated driving control part configured to automatically perform driver assistance operations for which the driver has given permission among a plurality of driver assistance operations. The automated driving control part comprises a package determining part using at least one of the surrounding environment information, the host vehicle information, and the driver information as the basis to determine a driver assistance package packaging permissions for a plurality of driver assistance operations and a package proposing part proposing to the driver to switch to a driver assistance package so as to obtain permissions for the individual driver assistance operations permitted in the driver assistance package.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261947

Information providing device and non-transitory computer readable medium storing information providing program

An information providing device includes an agent ecu that sets a reward function through the use of history data on a response, from a driver, to an operation proposal for an in-vehicle component, and calculates a probability distribution of performance of each of actions constructing an action space in each of states constructing a state space, through reinforced learning based on the reward function. The agent ecu calculates a dispersion degree of the probability distribution. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261560

State of charge estimation method and state of charge estimation apparatus

A state of charge estimation method includes: measuring a voltage of a lithium ion secondary battery that is being charged at a predetermined current rate higher than or equal to a predetermined charging rate; obtaining a rate of increase in the measured voltage; and estimating a state of charge of the lithium ion secondary battery based on the rate of increase in the measured voltage and first reference data. The first reference data are data including a correlation between a state of charge of a reference lithium ion secondary battery and a rate of increase in voltage of the reference lithium ion secondary battery when the reference lithium ion secondary battery is charged at the predetermined current rate.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261331

Estimating a departure time for a plug-in electric vehicle

The disclosure includes a system and method for determining a departure time for a plug-in electric vehicle (“pev”). The method may include analyzing power meter data to determine that a connector of a control device is coupled to an inlet of the pev. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261094

Lubricating system for engagement mechanism

A first valve is disposed in an oil passage through which the engaging pressure generated by a linear solenoid valve is supplied to a second brake. The first valve is closed when the second brake is released, so as to close the oil passage, and is opened when the second brake is engaged, so as to open the oil passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170261092

Continuously variable transmission

A continuously variable transmission includes: a primary pulley; a secondary pulley; a power transmission member; a case; and a shield member. The shield member is disposed between an inner surface of the case and a first pulley that is one of the primary pulley and the secondary pulley, at a position on an opposite side of the first pulley from a second pulley that is another one of the primary pulley and the secondary pulley. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170260920

Control device and control method for internal combustion engine

A control device includes a feedback controller that determines an operation amount of an actuator by feedback control such that an actual value of a state quantity becomes closer to a target value, and a reference governor that modifies the target value such that an amount of change in the state quantity per unit time is equal to or less than an upper limit value β. The reference governor calculates a modified target value by adding one of 2ζβ/ωn and β/{(t2/t1)t2/(t1−t2)−(t2/t1)t1/(t1−t2)} to a current value of the state quantity (ζ, ωn: an attenuation coefficient, a natural angular frequency of a model formula in a case where a dynamic characteristic of a closed-loop system is modeled as a dead time plus second-order vibration system, t1, t2 =−ωn−1(−ζ±√{square root over ((ζ2−1))}−1), and determines the smaller one of the modified target value and an original target value as a final target value of the state quantity.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259821

Driving assistance system

A driving assistance system includes an electronic control unit and a notifying unit. The electronic control unit detects an inter-vehicle distance and relative velocity, controls the subject vehicle, performs a first notification operation when the inter-vehicle distance becomes equal to or larger than a first distance and the relative velocity becomes equal to or higher than a first velocity, or equal to or larger than a second distance, sets an inter-vehicle distance when the forward vehicle and the subject vehicle are stopped as a reference inter-vehicle distance and performs a second notification operation when a difference between the reference inter-vehicle distance and the inter-vehicle distance becomes equal to or larger than a third distance. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259809

Control system for hybrid vehicle

A control system for a hybrid vehicle configured to avoid unintentional reduction in a driving force is provided. The control system is configured to estimate a vehicle speed after a predetermined period of time during propulsion of the vehicle under single-motor mode, and to shift the operating mode directly from the single-motor mode to an engine mode while skipping a dual-motor mode, if a current operating point of the vehicle enters into an operating region where both of the second mode and the third mode are available but the operating mode is expected to be further shifted to the engine mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259805

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle, hybrid vehicle, and control method for hybrid vehicle

An electronic control unit executes control such that a ratio of driving force output from a second motor in requested driving force when a hybrid vehicle travels in a charge depleting mode becomes larger than the ratio when the hybrid vehicle travels in a charge sustaining mode switched from the charge depleting mode by a mode selector switch. As a result, it becomes possible to suppress overheating of the second motor while cooling a first motor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259802

Hybrid vehicle and control method for hybrid vehicle

An electronic control unit sets a drivability target engine speed, sets upper limit engine power on the basis of the drivability target engine speed, and sets upper limit drive power by dividing the upper limit engine power by a rotational speed of a driveshaft. Then, the electronic control unit compares accelerator requested drive power with the upper limit drive power, sets target engine power such that lower one of the accelerator requested drive power and the upper limit drive power is output to the driveshaft, and controls an engine, a first motor, and a second motor such that the target engine power is output from the engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259793

Collision avoidance device

A collision avoidance device includes, for example, a collision avoidance executor that can execute avoidance braking for avoiding collision with an object to be avoided; a determiner that determines whether a brake pedal is operated by a driver; and a collision avoidance controller that inhibits execution of the avoidance braking from ending and controls braking to apply a brake with a larger one of a required braking force through the operation of the brake pedal and a braking force by the avoidance braking, when the driver operates the brake pedal during the avoidance braking.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259784

Vehicle antitheft system and vehicle security device

A vehicle antitheft system includes a house security device and a vehicle security device. The house security device includes a detection unit and a transmission unit configured to transmit a notification when a state change of a predetermined security unit is detected by the detection unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259770

Vehicle seat having a side airbag device

A vehicle seat provided with a side airbag device including: a side airbag that is stored within a side portion of a seat back, and that receives gas supplied from an inflator so as to inflate and deploy at a side of a seated vehicle occupant; seat back upholstery that forms upholstery for the seat back, and in which a burst line portion, which is a seam portion, ruptures when it receives inflation pressure from the side airbag, and in which a three-way junction is formed in a seam portion as a result of a seam portion that branches off from the burst line portion being provided; and reinforcement fabric that is joined to both a portion of the burst line portion that bridges an intersection point of the three-way junction and a seat back frame, and that stretches when it receives inflation pressure from the side airbag.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259728

Vehicle lighting system

A vehicle lighting system includes: a lighting device that emits a first light and a second light to a periphery of an own vehicle, the second light having a higher directivity than the first light; a camera to acquire image information; a detector to emit an electromagnetic wave and acquire a reflection wave; and an electronic control unit configured to detect a physical body using the image information, detect the physical body using information of the reflection wave, control the lighting device such that the first light is emitted to the physical body detected by the reflection wave, determine whether the physical body detected using the image information in a state where the first light is being emitted is an target object, and control the lighting device such that the lighting device emits the second light toward a predetermined range around the target object.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259690

Charging/discharging control device for onboard secondary cell

In the present invention, in a vehicle equipped with an engine, a dynamo-electric machine, and a secondary cell as a power storage device, when supplying of electric power from the engine to the power storage device is stopped, an indicator value indicating the degree to which the ion concentration in an electrolytic solution is biased by discharging of the power storage device is acquired, a shift position is acquired from a shift lever mechanism of the vehicle, the acquired shift position is the neutral position, and the acquired indicator value exceeds a threshold value at which cell degradation occurs, the charging/discharging control device for an onboard secondary cell according to the present invention causes a notification means to issue a notification as a warning to change from the neutral position to another shift position.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259683

Optimized charging and discharging of a plug-in electric vehicle

The disclosure includes a system and method for charging and discharging a plug-in electric vehicle (“pev”). The method may include determining that first event data describes a renewable energy output control event (“reoc event”) including instructions directing a renewable energy power generation facility (“repg facility”) to not output power to a power grid during a time period specified by the reoc event. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259668

Hybrid vehicle and control method of hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an electronic control unit that executes first discharge control in a state where an engine is stopped in the case where a collision detector detects a collision of the hybrid vehicle. The first discharge control includes bringing all switching elements on either one of an upper arm side and a lower arm side of either one of a first inverter and a second inverter into on states; bringing another inverter into a gate blocking state; and discharging electric charges of a capacitor by using a discharge device until a voltage of the capacitor becomes lower than a threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/14/17 / #20170259335

Powder material packing method

In molding a compact having portions of an equal thickness on opposite sides of a through-hole, an advancing speed of a holder holding a powder material is adjusted before the holder is advanced and retracted over a die cavity of a die. Specifically, a first preparation of determining in advance a relation between the advancing speed of the holder and a packing density of the powder material packed in the die cavity at each of the portions to be of an equal thickness of the compact on opposite sides of the through-hole is made; and, based on the relation determined in the first preparation, the advancing speed of the holder is adjusted to a speed at which the packing density becomes uniform. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170257052

Automobile equipped with drive motor

In an automobile equipped with a drive motor, a positive value is set to a distribution factor during ev driving in a first cd mode. During ev driving in a second cd mode (a mode in which driving performance is limited as compared to the first cd mode), a value 0 is set to the distribution factor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170257038

Control method for polyphase step-up converter, and polyphase step-up converter

A control method for a polyphase step-up converter that drives step-up circuits, the step-up circuits being connected in parallel between an input terminal and an output terminal from which an output voltage supplied to a load circuit is output. The control method includes, in changing the frequency of each of driving signals from a first frequency to a second frequency while n circuits are being driven, determining whether the second frequency is m times as high as a resonance frequency of a resonance circuit provided between the polyphase step-up converter and the load circuit; and when the second frequency is m times as high as the resonance frequency, setting a phase difference between driving signals to a phase difference determined in accordance with a value of m.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170257027

Dc-dc converter

A controller of a dc-dc converter is configured to: obtain respective temperatures of a plurality of switching elements from a plurality of temperature sensors while the controller is driving all of the plurality of switching elements; determine at least one preservation target switching element from the plurality of switching elements based on the respective temperatures of the plurality of switching elements such that the at least one preservation target switching element includes a switching element a temperature of which is highest among the plurality of switching elements; and drive at least one non-preservation target switching element other than the at least one preservation target switching element to adjust an output current of a dc-dc converting circuit to a target value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170257020

Gate voltage control device

A gate voltage control device includes a detection circuit, a plurality of isolation transformers including primary coils and secondary coils, a primary circuit connected to the primary coils, secondary circuits connected to the secondary coils, and voltage regulator circuits connected to the secondary circuits and gates. The detection circuit transmits signal corresponding to detected physical quantity to the primary circuit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170256822

Wound electrode body lithium ion battery having active electrode material layers of different widths

Provided is a lithium ion battery including a wound electrode body, in which a negative electrode active material layer 24 of the lithium ion battery is formed to be wider than a positive electrode active material layer 14 and has a facing portion 24c which faces the positive electrode active material layer 14 and a non-facing portions 24n which do not face the positive electrode active material layer 14. In a facing center region 24a of the facing portion 24c excluding regions 24b adjacent to the non-facing portion, plural straight measurement lines are set in a region ranging from one end portion to another end portion in the width direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170256806

Fuel cell system and method of controlling fuel cell system

When a temperature measured by a temperature measurer is below a specified temperature, a controller of a fuel cell system activates a fuel-gas-concentration increasing mechanism by using electric power of a secondary battery, and executes a fuel-gas-concentration increasing process for increasing the fuel gas concentration toward a first target concentration. When the fuel gas concentration reaches equal to or more than a second target concentration lower than the first target concentration, the controller starts power generation by a fuel cell to activate the fuel-gas-concentration increasing mechanism by using electric power from the fuel cell, and executes the fuel-gas-concentration increasing process until the fuel gas concentration reaches the first target concentration or more.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170256805

Fuel cell system and control method of the same

A fuel cell system comprises a controller configured to: (i) calculate a torque target value of a compressor and an opening position target value of a pressure regulation valve from a flow rate target value of a cathode gas and a pressure target value of a cathode gas flow path, the flow rate target value of the cathode gas and the pressure target value being determined according to a required power output of a fuel cell stack; (ii) calculate a torque feedback value of the compressor from a difference between a flow rate measurement value and the flow rate target value of the cathode gas, and control the compressor using a torque command value obtained by adding the torque target value and the torque feedback value; and (iii) calculate an opening position feedback value of the pressure regulation valve from a difference between a pressure measurement value and the pressure target value of the cathode gas flow path, and control an opening position of the pressure regulation valve using an opening position command value obtained by adding the opening position target value of the pressure regulation valve and a delayed opening position feedback value that is obtained by delaying the opening position feedback value. This configuration suppresses the hunting of the flow rate and the pressure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170256788

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector, a first positive electrode mixture layer that is provided on the positive electrode current collector, and a second positive electrode mixture layer that is provided on the first positive electrode mixture layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170256780

Method of manufacturing lithium-ion secondary battery electrode sheet

A method of manufacturing a lithium-ion secondary battery electrode sheet proposed herein includes the step of pressing granulated particles (13a), wherein the ratio (t/d50) is less than 1, where d50 is the mean particle size of the granulated particles (13a) and t is the thickness of a layer (14) of active material particles (13a1) after pressing.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170256776

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A positive electrode mixture layer (12) includes a first layer (12a) that has a main surface ms and a second layer (12b) formed closer to the positive electrode current collector (11) side than the first layer (12a). A ratio of the volume of the first layer (12a) to the volume of the positive electrode mixture layer (12) is 20 to 75 vol %. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170255195

Remote operation system, vehicle, and remote operation apparatus

A remote operation system includes: a remote operation apparatus; and a vehicle, which is an operation target of the remote operation apparatus, wherein both of the remote operation apparatus and the vehicle are capable of communicate with each other. The remote operation apparatus is provided with: an imager configured to successively photograph an operator of the remote operation apparatus; a generator configured to generate operator information, which is information about the operator and which includes images of the operator outputted from the imager; and a controller configured to generate control information, which is information for remotely operating the vehicle, and to transmit the control information and the operator information to the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170255093

Vehicular lighting apparatus

A vehicular lighting apparatus is provided with: a detector configured to detect a movable body around a self-vehicle; a determinator configured to determine whether or not the movable body is an object whose attention is to be called; and a projector configured to project predetermined visual information by using illumination light in a predetermined range around the object if it is determined by the determinator that the movable body is the object. The predetermined visual information includes first information to be presented to a driver of the self-vehicle and second information to be presented to the object. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170254888

Detection system

A detection system includes: a detection portion that has an output function outputting a detection wave toward surroundings of a vehicle, and a detection function detecting an object around the vehicle based on a reflected wave; a determination section that determines that the object is definitely present around the vehicle when a number of times of detection of the object by the detection function exceeds a predetermined number of times; a control section that causes operation of the detection function without operation of the output function when the vehicle travels at a predetermined speed or higher; and an adjustment section that adjusts and increases the predetermined number of times designated for the determination section when the object is detected by the detection function operated by the control section during traveling of the vehicle at the predetermined speed or higher.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170254855

Voltage measurement method for battery

In a battery cell unit, in which battery cells are connected in series, channels for which the battery cells are divided are sequentially connected to a capacitor, and a channel voltage is measured per the channel. For an abnormal channel whose deviation of the measured channel voltage from a reference voltage is larger than a permissible deviation value, measurement is performed by extending a charging time for charging the capacitor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170254655

Route search system, route search method, and computer program

Route search systems, methods, and programs search for a recommended route for transfer with switching between a plurality of transportation modes. The systems, methods, and programs acquire link information for specifying a link for transfer by each of the plurality of transportation modes and connection information related to connection between links for transfer by different transportation modes, and set a condition for switching from a first transportation mode to a second transportation mode, which is different from the first transportation mode, on the basis of a combination of the first transportation mode and the second transportation mode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170254635

Method of detecting lift amount of valve

According to a method of detecting a lift amount of a valve, an area-increasing jig is attached to an upper surface of a retainer attached to the valve. The area-increasing jig has a larger width than a width of the upper surface of the retainer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170254412

Control apparatus for vehicular continuously variable transmission

A control apparatus for a vehicular continuously variable transmission is provided. The control apparatus includes a pair of pulley pressure adjusting valves, a pair of electromagnetic valves, a source pressure adjusting valve and an electronic control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170254276

Control system for an internal combustion engine

In cases where an egr device is provided in which an egr gas is recirculated to an upstream side of a compressor, the generation of condensed water is suppressed in an intake passage at the downstream side of the compressor. In the case where the temperature of a wall surface of the intake passage estimated or detected by a temperature detector is equal to or less than a predetermined temperature, a rotational speed of a turbine is made higher than in the case where the estimated or detected temperature of the wall surface of the intake passage is higher than the predetermined temperature, and torque of an internal combustion engine is adjusted such that an amount of change in an output of the internal combustion engine at the time of the rotational speed of the turbine being thus made higher falls within a predetermined range.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170254262

Internal combustion engine

An engine includes a cylinder pressure sensor inserted into a through-hole of a cylinder head. A sealing member that seals between a hole wall surface and a body-side wall surface. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170254236

Valve device for internal combustion engine

A valve device for an internal combustion engine (1) includes a camshaft (16), a cam (17), a control shaft (15), an input arm (14), a first rocker arm (13a), a second rocker arm (13b), a first valve (603a), a second valve (603b), and a slider (18). The input arm (14) is configured such that a cam torque of the cam (17) is transmitted thereto. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253961

Film forming method and plasma chemical vapor deposition apparatus

A pcvd apparatus includes a waveguide member which supports the workpiece with a portion of the waveguide member positioned in a reactor and causes microwaves output from a high-frequency output device to propagate to the workpiece. In a process of gradually increasing an intensity of the microwaves propagating to the workpiece through the waveguide member from “0”, the intensity of the microwaves output from the high-frequency output device when step-up of a bias current of the workpiece occurs is referred to as a first intensity, and in a process of gradually increasing the intensity of the microwaves from the first intensity, the intensity of the microwaves when step-up of the bias current occurs again is referred to as a second intensity. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253950

Wear-resistant copper-base alloy

Provided is a copper-base alloy with excellent wear resistance. The wear-resistant copper-base alloy includes, by mass %: 5.0 to 30.0% nickel; 0.5 to 5.0% silicon; 3.0 to 20.0% iron; less than 1.0% chromium; less than or equal to 5.0% niobium; less than or equal to 2.5% carbon; 3.0 to 20.0% of at least one element selected from the group consisting of molybdenum, tungsten, and vanadium; 0.5 to 5.0% manganese and/or 0.5 to 5.0% tin; balance copper; and inevitable impurities, and has a matrix and hard particles dispersed in the matrix, when niobium is contained, the hard particles contain niobium carbide and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of nb—c—mo, nb—c—w, and nb—c—v around the niobium carbide, and when niobium is not contained, the hard particles contain at least one compound selected from the group consisting of molybdenum carbide, tungsten carbide, and vanadium carbide.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253275

Vehicle pillar structure

The present disclosure provides a vehicle pillar structure including: a pillar portion extending along a vehicle transverse direction outer side end portion of a windshield glass, the pillar portion including: a pair of side portions configuring a vehicle transverse direction inner side and outer side portion of the pillar portion and being configured by an opaque material, and transparent portions provided between the pair of side portions and being configured by a transparent material; reinforcing portions configured by an opaque material, spanning between the pair of side portions, formed integrally with the transparent portions, and reinforcing the pillar portion; and upper surfaces and lower surfaces of the reinforcing portions extending along a vehicle longitudinal direction, or inclining toward a vehicle lower side on progression towards a vehicle longitudinal direction outer side, as seen in a cross-section viewed from a vehicle transverse direction inner side.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253249

Control device for multi-disc lock-up clutch

Lock-up clutch engagement hydraulic pressure learning control can be precisely performed by starting lock-up clutch engagement control and executing the lock-up clutch engagement hydraulic pressure learning control after execution of shift control is completed, in a case where the lock-up clutch engagement control is limited in a shift stage before execution of the shift control, when the shift control is executed in a state where a multi-disc lock-up clutch is released. Meanwhile, a decrease in fuel efficiency performance and a direct steering feeling is minimized by starting the lock-up clutch engagement control during shift control in a case where the lock-up clutch engagement control is not limited.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253247

Control apparatus for vehicular drive unit

A control apparatus for a vehicular drive unit is provided. The vehicular drive unit includes a continuously variable transmission, and a clutch. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253242

Vehicle and control method for vehicle

Each of a first clutch and a second clutch is, for example, an electromagnetic clutch that is operated by an electromagnetic actuator, and is supplied with electric power from the same in-vehicle battery as a starter motor of an engine. An electronic control unit is configured to not change a drive mode during a stop of the engine, and, after a predetermined period has elapsed from a start of operation of the starter motor at a startup of the engine (for example, the startup has completed) and a battery voltage has been recovered, change the drive mode to any one of a two-wheel drive mode and a four-wheel drive mode with the first clutch and the second clutch.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253238

Vehicle control device

A decrease in a terminal voltage of a battery is suppressed in a vehicle control device having a function of driving a pump motor to operate an automatic brake, and a function of driving an epb motor to operate an epb. When a brake ecu receives an epb request during the operation of the automatic brake, and an elapsed period after a start of the automatic brake becomes more than a first set period t1, the brake ecu starts the epb motors. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253234

Hybrid vehicle

When there is an abnormality in communication between control units, an engine ecu performs power fixing control for keeping engine power constant, and stops the engine if the engine speed falls outside a predetermined range during execution of the power fixing control. When there is an abnormality in communication between the control units, a hybrid ecu performs rotational speed fixing control for keeping the engine speed within the predetermined range by controlling a first mg. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253230

Vehicle including traveling motor

When a braking request is made while a soc recovery switch is turned off, regeneration driving of a rear wheel motor is prohibited. In this case, a front wheel motor, the rear wheel motor, and an oil hydraulic brake device are controlled such that requested braking torque is exerted on a vehicle with regenerative driving of the front wheel motor and without regenerative driving of the rear wheel motor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253213

Vehicle side airbag device

A vehicle side airbag device includes a side airbag, an inner tether that extends in the seat forward direction at the seat width direction inner side of the side airbag in the inflated and deployed state and has a distal end portion anchored to the side airbag, and an outer tether that extends outward in the seat width direction from the seat rear side of the side airbag in the inflated and deployed state and has a distal end portion anchored to the side airbag. An upper end portion of the distal end portion of the outer tether is positioned further toward an upper end side of the side airbag than an upper end portion of the distal end portion of the inner tether.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253210

Vehicle seat

A vehicle seat includes: a seat frame; a seat cover provided with a rupture portion; an airbag disposed in the seat; a pair of webbings provided so as to surround the airbag on a back surface side of the seat cover, one end sides of the webbings being mounted to the rupture portion; and a mounting section mounting the other end sides of the webbings to the seat frame. In a vehicle collision, the airbag is protruded out of the seat by rupturing and opening the rupture portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253195

Tether clip and structure for coupling the tether clip to a pillar garnish

A tether has a pair of guide plates. The pair of guide plates has two sides. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253177

Vehicle lighting system

A vehicle lighting system includes a first detection unit that detects a moving body around a host vehicle, a first determination unit that determines whether the moving body is a target to which an alert should be sent, a projection unit that can project a first pattern, which indicates first information on the host vehicle, in a predetermined range around the target, a second determination unit that determines whether another vehicle is projecting a second pattern, which indicates second information on the other vehicle, and a control unit that controls the projection unit such that the first pattern is projected at the predetermined range around the target and the first pattern does not overlap with the second pattern or such that the first pattern is not projected, when the other vehicle is projecting the second pattern.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253126

Fuel cell system for vehicle

The disclosure provides a fuel cell system for a vehicle. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack disposed in a front room of a vehicle; and a converter assembly. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170253104

Vehicle heat management system

A heat management system for vehicles comprises: a first circulation circuit which cools an engine body of an internal combustion engine and includes a first pump for pressure-feeding a refrigerant; a second circulation circuit including an exhaust heat recovery apparatus for recovering exhaust heat from the internal combustion engine, a heater core used for air-conditioning of a vehicle, and a second pump for pressure-feeding the refrigerant; communication passages allowing the first circulation circuit to communicate with the second circulation circuit; and an on-off valve provided in the first communication passage, and switching between the communication between the first circulation circuit and the second circulation circuit and the preventing of communication therebetween, wherein the on-off valve is controlled such that the refrigerant temperature of the first circulation circuit is higher than that of the second circulation circuit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

09/07/17 / #20170252776

Method for forming multilayer coated film

In a method for forming a multilayer coated film including an intermediate coated film, a base coated film, a clear coated film and an adhesive layer, an intermediate coating composition (x) contains a hydroxyl group-containing polyester resin (a), a melamine resin (b), a pyrazole-blocked polyisocyanate compound (c), a pigment (d), and an organic solvent (e), a content ratio (b/c) is from 5/35 to 20/15 in terms of solid content ratio, and a concentration (pwc) of the pigment (d) is from 40% to 60%. The cured intermediate coated film has, at 20° c., an elongation at break of 40% to 90%, a young's modulus of 600 mpa to 1,600 mpa, and a tukon hardness of 3 to 9.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170251575

Reactor unit and fuel cell vehicle including reactor unit

. . A reactor unit includes reactors; and a cooler. The reactors are disposed in at least one line on a reactor cooling surface that is one of outer surfaces of the cooler. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170251348

Vehicle emergency call device

A vehicle emergency call device equipped to a vehicle includes a condition determination portion determining whether an emergency call condition is satisfied, an emergency call portion transmitting an emergency call to an emergency call center by connecting a communication line with the emergency call center when the condition determination portion determines that the emergency call condition is satisfied, and an additional information collecting portion collecting, from the vehicle, additional information which indicating more detailed emergency situation of the vehicle. When the condition determination portion determines that the emergency call condition is satisfied, the emergency call portion connects the communication line with the emergency call center in parallel with collecting of the additional information by the additional information collecting portion.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250543

Secondary battery system

A secondary battery system includes a battery having an electrode body impregnated with an electrolyte containing lithium ions; and an ecu configured to permit charge and discharge of the battery when battery temperature is equal to or more than a threshold temperature and to restrict the charge and discharge of the battery when the battery temperature is less than the threshold temperature. The ecu is configured to obtain a value related to minimum concentration of the lithium ions (minimum salt concentration) caused by a deviation of concentration distribution of the lithium ions in the electrode body, and to set the threshold temperature to be higher as the related value representing the minimum salt concentration becomes lower.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250439

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

An object of the invention is to provide a sulfide solid electrolyte material with high heat stability. In the invention, the object is achieved by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material comprising an ion conductor having (i) a li element and (ii) an anion structure containing at least a p element, wherein a main component of the anion structure is ps43−, and the ion conductor has the ps43− and ps3o3− as the anion structure, but has neither ps2o23− nor pso33−.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250435

Fuel cell unit

A fuel cell unit includes a fuel cell stack having a stacked plurality of single cells; a stack case housing the fuel cell stack; a component case having an opening dosed by a wall of the stack case that is parallel to a stacking direction of the single cells; and a high-voltage component which is housed inside the component case and fixed to at least one of an opposite wall and an extending wall of the component case, on a surface of that wall facing the inside of the component case, and to which electricity generated in the fuel cell stack is supplied. The opposite wall faces the opening. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250424

Voltage control system, fuel cell system, and control method for voltage control system

A voltage control system includes a converter device, and a controller configured to set a duty ratio according to a current target value so as to cause the converter device to repeatedly perform a boost operation according to the duty ratio. The controller is configured to set the duty ratio by use of a basic term including a feedforward term, and an additional term, the feedforward term being derived by use of a measured value of a magnitude of an input of a reactor provided in the converter device and a measured value of a magnitude of an output of the reactor or by use of respective target values of the magnitude of the input and the magnitude of the output in the reactor, the additional term being derived by use of the variation of the current target value during one cycle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250421

Method of detecting abnormality in pressure sensor and fuel cell system

Disclosed is a method of detecting an abnormality in a first pressure sensor or a second pressure sensor of a fuel cell system including the upstream-side first pressure sensor and the downstream-side second pressure sensor provided in a fuel supply flow passage configured to connect a fuel cell and a fuel supply source, a pressure reducing valve, a first shutoff valve, and a second shutoff valve. The first shutoff valve is closed to shut off supply of fuel from the fuel supply source. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250419

Fuel cell system and control method of same

A first representative value is acquired representing an amount of liquid water in a hydrogen gas passage (30) when a fuel cell stack (10) is to be started up. Based on the first representative value, a first purge gas amount is calculated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250407

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

The main object of the present disclosure is to provide a composite active material with a capability of improving a battery output. The present disclosure achieves the object by providing a composite active material comprising: an oxide active material, an oxide solid electrolyte layer that coats a surface of the oxide active material, and a sulfide solid electrolyte layer that coats a surface of the oxide solid electrolyte layer; wherein the sulfide solid electrolyte layer has a specific surface area in a range of 1.06 m2/g to 1.22 m2/g, and a thickness the sulfide solid electrolyte layer is in a range of 15 nm to 25 nm.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250403

Producing method for composite active material

The present disclosure provides a method for producing a composite active material with the capability of improving coating efficiency. The present disclosure achieves an object by providing a method for producing a composite active material having an oxide active material, an oxide solid electrolyte layer that coats a surface of the oxide active material, and a sulfide solid electrolyte layer that coats a surface of the oxide solid electrolyte layer, where the method comprises a coating step of forming the sulfide solid electrolyte layer by conducting a mixing treatment such that a sulfide solid electrolyte material is mixed with the oxide active material coated with the oxide solid electrolyte layer while plastically deforming the sulfide solid electrolyte material, under a pressure decompressed to less than an atmospheric pressure.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170250179

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device having a low on-voltage of igbt and a small reverse recovery current of the diode is provided. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a gate trench and a dummy trench. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170249504

Autonomous human-centric place recognition

The novel technology described in this disclosure includes an example method comprising capturing sensor data using one or more sensors describing a particular environment; processing the sensor data using one or more computing devices coupled to the one or more sensors to detect a participant within the environment; determining a location of the participant within the environment; querying a feature database populated with a multiplicity of features extracted from the environment using the location of the participant for one or more features being located proximate the location of the participant; and selecting, using the one or more computing devices, a scene type from among a plurality of predetermined scene types based on association likelihood values describing probabilities of each feature of the one or more features being located within the scene types.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248959

Vehicle control device and vehicle control method

A vehicle control device includes a scene determination unit determining whether or not a current traveling scene is a traveling-restricted scene, an order setting unit setting priorities corresponding to a restriction with respect to driving behaviors previously classified for different purposes in a case where it is determined that the traveling scene is the traveling-restricted scene and setting priorities with respect to the plurality of driving behaviors in a case where it is not determined that the traveling scene is the traveling-restricted scene, a traveling plan generating unit generating traveling plans corresponding to the plurality of priority-set driving behaviors, an executability determination unit determining executability of each of the plurality of generated driving behaviors, a traveling plan selection unit selecting the traveling plan corresponding to the driving behavior with the highest priority, and a traveling control unit controlling the traveling of the host vehicle based on the traveling plan.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248954

Autonomous driving apparatus

An autonomous driving apparatus executes an autonomous driving control of a vehicle. When an override occurs during the autonomous driving control, switching from the autonomous driving control to manual driving is executed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248539

Sulfur oxide detection system

A sulfur oxide detection system includes an element part which includes a sensor cell and a diffusion regulating layer. The sensor cell includes a solid electrolyte layer, a first electrode arranged, and a second electrode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248098

Method for manufacturing cylinder block and cylinder block

A bridge member is installed in an opening of a water jacket, and a probe of a friction stir welding tool, which rotates about an axis parallel to a cylinder axis, is pressed against a central part of an upper surface of the bridge member. The probe is kept pressed against the central part of the upper surface for a predetermined time to cause side surfaces of the bridge member to expand and come into contact with both a cylinder wall and an outer wall. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248095

Control system of internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst and a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor which is arranged at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst. A control system can perform fuel cut control which stops the feed of fuel to the internal combustion engine during operation of the internal combustion engine, and, after the end of fuel cut control, performs post-return rich control which sets the exhaust air-fuel ratio to a rich air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248090

Control device for internal combustion engine

An ecu avoids engine stall by putting a compressor into a stationary state in a case where the rotation speed of a crankshaft is equal to or less than a predetermined speed during an idle operation of an internal combustion engine. During the idle operation, the ecu calculates a total load torque applied to the crankshaft by the compressor and an alternator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248086

Control device for cylinder direct injection type of internal combustion engine

The invention relates to a control device applied to a cylinder injection type of the engine (10). The control device carries out a fuel injection while changing a penetration force of the injected fuel by changing a maximum value of a lift amount of the valve body (22) of the injector (20). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248074

Variable length connecting rod and variable compression ratio internal combustion engine

A variable length connecting rod comprises a connecting rod body, an eccentric member, a hydraulic cylinder, a hydraulic piston, a check valve, a switching mechanism and a hydraulic mechanism. The check valve permits a flow of hydraulic oil from a primary side of the check valve to a secondary side of the check valve and prohibits the flow from the secondary side to the primary side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248064

Cooling structure of internal combustion engine

A cooling structure of an engine includes a cylinder head and a coolant temperature sensor. The cylinder head gas a first water jacket for cooling a combustion chamber and a second water jacket for cooling an exhaust manifold. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248060

Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine

A particulate filter for trapping the particulate matter which is contained in the exhaust gas is provided inside an engine exhaust passage. Additional fuel is secondarily injected from a fuel injector in an engine expansion stroke or exhaust stroke or hydrocarbons are secondarily added from an addition valve which is provided upstream of the particulate filter in the exhaust pipe. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170248058

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: execute increasing a temperature of an exhaust gas control apparatus at a second temperature increase speed as a regeneration control when the temperature of the exhaust gas control apparatus is in a second temperature range; control the temperature of an exhaust gas control apparatus during an idle operation so as to be equal to or smaller than the temperature of the exhaust gas control apparatus when the internal combustion engine enters an idle operation state as a temperature increase suppression control when the temperature of the exhaust gas control apparatus during a regeneration control is in the second temperature range and the internal combustion engine is in the idle operation state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170247029

Travel control apparatus

A travel control apparatus includes: a transformation unit configured to project the lane and object on a lane coordinate system in which a center line of the lane is a first coordinate axis and an axis orthogonal to the first coordinate axis is a second coordinate axis by performing a coordinate transformation based on the shape of the lane and the position of the object in a plane coordinate system; an area calculation unit configured to calculate a travelable area in which the vehicle can travel in the lane coordinate system; a travel trajectory generation unit configured to perform an inverse transformation of the coordinate transformation by the transformation unit based on the travelable area, and to generate a travel trajectory of the vehicle in the plane coordinate system; and a control unit configured to perform a steering control on the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170247019

Window glass heating apparatus

The invention relates to a window glass heating apparatus comprising an electric heating wire for heating a window glass of a vehicle. The apparatus continues to stop an energization of the wire until a predetermined energization standby time has elapsed after an energization permission condition becomes satisfied. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170246998

Wire harness

A wire harness includes a conductive path configured to electrically connect between high-voltage devices. The conductive path includes a main line and a branch line that branches from the main line. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170246997

Method for manufacturing wire harness, wire harness manufacturing device, wire harness, and retention component

An objective is to provide a manufacturing method and a manufacturing device for a wire harness, and the wire harness and a retention component manufactured thereby, the wire harness including a wiring bundle, a retention portion configured to retain the wiring bundle, and an engagement portion to be attached to a vehicle body, the manufacturing method and the manufacturing device being capable of efficiently manufacturing the wire harness and being applicable to engagement portions having different shapes.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170246964

Device unit

A device unit is provided with a first heating element, a second heating element configured to generate a heat in an amount smaller than that generated by the first heating element, and a cooler located between the first heating element and the second heating element. The cooler has a coolant flow passage through which a coolant flows, and cooling fins disposed on a first heating element side in the coolant flow passage in a manner as to be substantially in parallel with a flow direction of the coolant, and a fluid resistance of the coolant in the coolant flow passage is smaller on a second heating element side than on the first heating element side.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170246954

Vehicle assistance control apparatus

A vehicle assistance control apparatus includes: an obstacle detection unit that detects a prescribed obstacle in the periphery of a vehicle; a vehicle speed detection unit that detects a speed of the vehicle; an accelerator operation detection unit that detects presence of an accelerator operation; a drive power restriction unit that detects, when the prescribed obstacle is detected, a drive power that is to be generated in the vehicle by an accelerator operation performed by a driver, compared to when the prescribed obstacle is not detected; and a cancellation unit that enables cancellation of the restriction of the drive power by the drive power restriction unit, when the speed is equal to or lower than a prescribed value and when a state where the accelerator operation detection unit detects that the accelerator operation is not being performed has continued for a prescribed period of time or longer.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/31/17 / #20170246840

Clad material for cooler, cooler for heat-generating device, and method of producing cooler for heat-generating device

A clad material for a cooler is provided by executing production of a tensile strain of 3 to 10% or rolling at a finish rolling ratio of 10 to 25%, and optionally performing a heat treatment for 1 to 8 hours at a temperature within a range from 150 to 400° c., on a clad raw material having a three layer structure of a core material, a first brazing filler metal layer that covers one side (the surface on the side of a cooling water passage) of this core material, and a second brazing filler metal layer that covers the other side (the surface on the opposite side from the cooling water passage). Specific ranges are prescribed for certain properties before and after brazing.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170245197

Wireless communication device and communication method

A wireless communication device has: wireless communication unit; calculation unit for calculating an evaluation value based on an opportunity for communication with the access providing device; transmission unit for transmitting the evaluation value to the other wireless communication device; acquisition unit for acquiring an evaluation value for the other wireless communication device; and communication control unit. When the other wireless communication device has more opportunities for communication than the wireless communication device does, the communication control unit preferably transmits uplink information, but when the other wireless communication device has less opportunity for communication than the wireless communication device does, the communication control unit preferably transmits downlink information.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170244307

Electric apparatus

A bolt hole (24) penetrating in a direction of lamination of electrical steel sheets is opened in a core (10). The core (10) is fixed to a case (12) by means of a clamping bolt (14) inserted into the bolt hole. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170244097

Cathode mixture, cathode, and all-solid-state lithium ion secondary battery, and method for manufacturing the same

A method is provided where an anode of an all-solid-state lithium ion secondary battery is easily doped with lithium and to provide a small resistance at a low battery capacity. The method includes a manufacturing method of a cathode including mixing at least a conductive assistant (c1) and a sulfide solid electrolyte (e1) to obtain a mixture; and mixing at least one cathode active material, a solid electrolyte (e2) and the mixture obtained from the first step to obtain a cathode mixture, wherein an amount of energy added to the sulfide solid electrolyte (e1) is larger than an amount of energy added to the solid electrolyte (e2), and the mixture is a material that releases lithium ions at a potential lower than a potential at which the cathode active material releases and occludes lithium ions. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170244086

Separator for battery, laminated separator, lithium ion secondary battery, and battery pack

Provided is a separator for a battery in which, when a ratio of a total length of line segments (sa), in which an arbitrary straight line (la) intersects with resin fibers (4), to a total length of the straight line (la) on a cross-section of the separator in a thickness direction (td) is represented by s (%) and when a thickness of the separator is represented by d (μm), 0<s≦100, 3≦d≦50, and 300≦d×s≦1500 are satisfied, the straight line (la) being parallel to a first main surface (40a) and crossing the cross-section.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170244074

Cell module

A cell module includes: a cylindrical cell; a fixing member having a through-hole in which one end of the cylindrical cell is held; and a solidified adhesive bonding together the cylindrical cell and the fixing member. The through-hole has an outer part and an inner part. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170243964

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a main electrode; a peripheral electrode; an insulating protective film; a surface metallic layer; and a solder layer, wherein the semiconductor substrate includes: a first region of a first conductive-type in contact with the main electrode on a main contact surface; a second region of a first conductive-type in contact with the peripheral electrode on a peripheral contact surface; and a third region of a second conductive-type provided under the first region, under the second region, and circumferentially outward of the second region, and a circumferentially-outward end of the metallic layer and a circumferentially-outward end of the solder layer are located more circumferentially inward than the circumferentially-outward end of the peripheral electrode.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170243812

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

08/24/17 / #20170242688

Compatibility module to support an automotive system upgrade

The disclosure includes a system and method for removing an incompatibility between an adaptive sensor system and an adaptive engine control unit system. The method may include detecting an update to one or more of an adaptive sensor system and an adaptive engine control unit system. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170242122

Object detection device

An object detection device equipped at a predetermined height includes a waveform obtaining portion obtaining a wave height value of a reflected wave, a reference value calculation portion calculating a wave height value of a wave reflected from a reference obstacle present at the predetermined height as reference value, a detection value calculation portion calculating a wave height value of a wave reflected from a detection object as detection value, a reference distance calculation portion calculating a reference distance between the reference obstacle and the distance measuring sensor, a detection distance calculation portion calculating a detection distance between the detection object and the distance measuring sensor, a correction portion correcting the reference value and the detection value, and a height calculation portion calculating a height of the detection object relative to the predetermined height according to a relative comparison result of the corrected reference value and the corrected detection value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170242121

Lateral distance sensor diagnosis apparatus

A lateral distance sensor diagnosis apparatus cooperating with a lateral distance sensor in a vehicle includes a travel enabled distance acquisition section and a diagnosis test section. The travel enabled distance acquisition section determines whether the vehicle is estimated to have contact with an object detected by the lateral distance sensor, based on a distance detected by the lateral distance sensor and a present steering angle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170242120

Obstacle detection apparatus for vehicles

An obstacle detection apparatus for vehicles includes: a first ultrasonic sensor for detecting a distance to an obstacle; a second ultrasonic sensor at a position of the vehicle for receiving a reflection wave from the obstacle of an ultrasonic wave from the first ultrasonic wave; a notifier that gives a notification of detecting the obstacle present within a preset distance in one or more of predetermined notification areas including a first notification area for the first ultrasonic sensor, and a second notification area for the second ultrasonic sensor detects the obstacle for the vehicle; and a controller that controls contents to be notified by the notifier. Furthermore, the controller determines whether a first indirect wave distance and a second indirect wave distance are used to determine whether to give the notification of detecting the obstacle in the first notification area.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241761

Actuator

An actuator according to an embodiment includes a first rotating body that is rotatable around an input axis and includes a first groove part extending in a first direction, a second rotating body that is rotatable around an output axis and includes a second protruding part extending in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, a strain body that includes a first protruding part capable of being engaged with a first groove part through a gap whose direction is vertical to that of the input axis and a second groove part capable of being engaged with a second protruding part through a gap whose direction is vertical to that of the output axis and transmits a rotational torque of the input axis to the output axis, and a detection element that is attached to the strain body.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241719

Control system for chemical heat accumulator

There is provided a control system of a chemical heat accumulator which enables to facilitate small-sizing of the chemical heat accumulator by carrying out heat release and heat accumulation according to a degree of priority by appropriately selecting a location of carrying out the heat release and heat accumulation on priority basis. A chemical heat accumulator includes a valve mechanism which makes a plurality of reactors communicate separately with a reservoir, and cuts off the plurality of reactors from the reservoir. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241591

High-pressure tank and method of manufacturing high-pressure tank

A high-pressure tank which is capable of improving the strength of a connecting part between a cylindrical part and a dome part is provided. A high-pressure tank 10 according to the present invention comprises: a liner 20 having a cylindrically-shaped cylindrical part 20a and hemispherically-shaped dome parts 20b which are continuous with both ends of the cylindrical part 20a; and a reinforcing layer 30 including a fiber bundle which is hoop-wound around the cylindrical part 20a of the liner 20 and a fiber bundle which is helically wound around the dome parts 20b thereof. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241566

Replacement necessity determination device for snap-in valve

Provided is a replacement necessity determination device for a snap-in valve having an inner end to which an air pressure detection device including an air pressure sensor and an acceleration sensor is coupled. A control device of the replacement necessity determination device is configured to predict an angle change amount of the snap-in valve and the air pressure detection device with respect to a wheel caused by a centrifugal force based on a rotational speed of the wheel and an acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor, calculate a degradation indication value of an elastic body of the snap-in valve based on a maximum value of the angle change amount during a period set in advance, and determine necessity of replacement of the snap-in valve based on an integrated value of the degradation indication value.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241538

Lubrication control device for transmission

A lubrication control device for a transmission includes an oil pump, a heat exchanger, an oil quantity control valve, a first bypass oil passage, and an electronic control unit. The heat exchanger is connected between the oil pump and a lubricated portion of the transmission. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241492

Control apparatus for power transmission system

At the time when a hydraulic actuator is operated to engage a dog clutch, after it is detected that a hydraulic pressure for operating the hydraulic actuator is higher than or equal to a predetermined hydraulic pressure, it is determined whether the dog clutch is not engaged. Therefore, non-engagement determination due to insufficient hydraulic pressure for operating the hydraulic actuator is prevented. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241370

Assembling method of cores

An intake-port core includes a body part having the same outer shape as that of the intake port, a port-injector part having the same outer shape as that of a port-injector insertion part, and an extending part. A cooling-water flow-passage core includes a water-jacket core having the same outer shape as that of a water jacket. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241361

Control system of internal combustion engine

A control system comprising a variable valve timing mechanism (b) able to set a closing timing of an intake valve (7), a fuel injector (13) for feeding fuel to a combustion chamber (5), an intake air amount detector (17) for detecting an amount of intake air fed to an intake passage from the outside air, and a pressure sensor (16) for detecting the pressure in the intake passage downstream of a throttle valve (16). When air in the combustion chamber (5) is blown back to the intake passage when injection of fuel is restarted after the fuel injection is stopped at the time of deceleration operation, the basis for calculation of the fuel injection amount in the initial cycle when fuel injection is restarted is switched from the amount of intake air detected by the intake air amount detector (17) to the pressure in the intake passage detected by the pressure sensor (18).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241359

Control apparatus for gasoline engine

A control apparatus for a gasoline engine having a fuel injection means including an in-cylinder injection valve. The control apparatus comprises a controller configured to, when warming up an exhaust gas purification catalyst provided in an exhaust passage provided of the gasoline engine, control the fuel injection means to conduct one or more main injections, control the in-cylinder injection valve to conduct a post injection, perform a retard correction of an ignition timing at which fuel injected by the one or more main injections is ignited, determine an injection quantity by the one or more main injections and an injection quantity by the post injection such that an air-fuel mixture formed in the cylinder by gasoline fuel injected by the one or more main injections has a predetermined lean air-fuel ratio at which a difference between an actual output torque and a required torque is within a predetermined allowable range.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241356

Control device for internal combustion engine and internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine has a control device, an egr valve that adjusts an egr rate, a pcv valve that adjusts an opening degree of a first pcv passage that communicates an inside of a crankcase and a downstream side of a throttle valve. The control device operates the throttle valve in a closing direction in response to a deceleration request. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170241315

Abnormality diagnosis device for exhaust gas purification apparatus in internal combustion engine

When an integrated value of a determination value correlated with a command value for an amount of supply of a reducing agent at the time of the command value being larger than a command supply amount threshold value reaches an integration threshold value, a determination is made that a diagnosis condition is satisfied, and an abnormality in the supply of the reducing agent is diagnosed based on an integrated value of the command value for the amount of supply of the reducing agent and an integrated value of an estimated value of the amount of supply of the reducing agent, whereas in cases where a period of time in which the diagnosis condition is not satisfied is longer than a time period threshold value, an interval of supply of the reducing agent is extended.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240211

Vehicle pillar structure

A vehicle pillar structure includes a pillar upper portion that extends along a vehicle height direction on a vehicle width direction outer side and is made of a transparent resin, and a pillar lower portion that is disposed on a the vehicle height direction lower side of the pillar upper portion, is made of metal, and is joined to the pillar upper portion at a joint portion. The joint portion between the pillar upper portion and the pillar lower portion includes an outer joint portion positioned on the vehicle width direction outer side, and an inner joint portion positioned on a vehicle width direction inner side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240210

Vehicle pillar structure

A vehicle pillar structure comprising a pillar portion extending in parallel with an outer end portion of a windshield and the pillar portion having a hollow structure, the pillar portion comprising an outer side wall at a vehicle exterior side of the pillar portion; an inner side wall at a vehicle cabin side of the pillar portion; and a pair of side walls linking the outer side wall and the inner side wall. At least a portion of the outer side wall is an outer side transparent portion, at least a portion of the inner side wall is an inner side transparent portion and, as viewed from a driver position, overlaps with the outer side transparent portion, and a tensile strength of the outer side wall is lower than that of the inner side wall.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240207

Protective frame structure

A protective frame structure includes: a lower frame; an intermediate frame that is interlinked with the lower frame and is situated above the lower frame; and an upper frame that is interlinked with the intermediate frame and is situated abobe the intermediate frame, wherein a mounting space in which a battery module is configured to be mounted is formed between the lower frame and the intermediate frame, an upper space is formed between the intermediate frame and the upper frame, and the intermediate frame is deformed upward when an external load has been applied to the protective frame structure.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240183

Autonomous driving apparatus

An autonomous driving apparatus that executes an autonomous driving control of a vehicle is provided. The autonomous driving apparatus includes a tutorial switch and a controller. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240179

Control apparatus for vehicle and control method

In the case where the lockup clutch is in the complete engagement state when a changeover between shift stages is made with the second shift mode selected, an electronic control unit holds the lockup clutch in the complete engagement state. Meanwhile, in the case where the lockup clutch is in the slip engagement state, the electronic control unit holds the lockup clutch in the slip engagement state based on a slip amount of the torque converter, or switches the lockup clutch to the complete engagement state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240178

Control apparatus for vehicle and control method for vehicle

An electronic control unit starts shift initial oil pressure control after the completion of lockup initial oil pressure control when shift control is performed during the performance of lockup control, the electronic control unit starts shift initial oil pressure control after the completion of lockup initial oil pressure control. Besides, the electronic control unit places priority on the shift control and starts the lockup initial oil pressure control after the completion of the shift initial oil pressure control, when the lockup control is performed during the performance of the shift control. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240176

Vehicle control device

A passing restraint flag for restraining a host vehicle from passing a preceding vehicle ahead is established by a passing restraint determination unit of the vehicle control device. In addition, when the passing restraint flag is established, a traveling plan for the host vehicle not to pass the preceding vehicle ahead is generated by a traveling plan generation unit of the vehicle control device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240165

Vehicle drive system

Based on a determination result by a nitrogen concentration determination section, an electronic control unit changes a switching line used to switch between a differential state and a non-differential state of a differential mechanism and a gear shift line used to switch a gear stage of an automatic transmission mechanism. In conjunction with a change of an engine operation point to a high-speed side in a nitrogen-enriched state of intake air, a first motor rotational speed in the differential state of the differential mechanism becomes higher than that in a non-enriched state of the intake air. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240163

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 set a share ratio of driving force of the first electric motor and the second electric motor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240138

Imaging system

An imaging system mounted on a vehicle is proposed. The imaging system includes: an imager configured to capture an image of the outside of a vehicle through a glass of the vehicle; a heater configured to heat at least an imaging region of a windshield included in an imaging range of the imager; an image processer configured to detect a fogging level of an image captured by the imager; and a controller configured to adjust the output of the heater based on a detected fogging level and allow the heater to heat the imaging region of the windshield.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240122

Vehicle pillar structure

A vehicle pillar structure comprising: a pillar member configuring a skeleton of a vehicle; a reinforcement member disposed inside the pillar member, bridging a pair of side portions of the pillar member, and reinforcing the pillar member; and an infrared transmission inhibition member, the infrared transmission inhibition member covering the reinforcement member at least from a design surface side of the pillar member and inhibiting transmission of infrared radiation.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240109

Display device

A display device includes: a display unit configured to display an image on a windshield of a host vehicle; and an electronic control unit configured to: recognize other vehicles; determine whether a squeezing candidate vehicle having a possibility to squeeze before the host vehicle presents; calculate, when the squeezing candidate vehicle is determined to present, a first appearance interval that increases according to a time elapsed from a time when the squeezing candidate vehicle is last determined to present; and cause the display unit to display a first blinking display when the squeezing candidate vehicle is determined to present. The electronic control unit is configured to reduce a number of blinks of the first blinking display when the first appearance interval is smaller than a first threshold as compared with a case when the first appearance interval is equal to or larger than the first threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240065

Cooling device for battery

A cooling device for a battery that is mounted in a vehicle includes: a cooling fan that is configured to suck air in a vehicle interior, and to blow the sucked air to the battery; an intake air temperature sensor that is configured to detect a temperature of the air sucked by the cooling fan; and an electronic control unit that is configured (i) to control the cooling fan, and (ii) to prohibit the cooling fan from being operated when a detected value of the intake air temperature sensor is lower than a first temperature.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240050

Power supply method and power supply system

A power supply method carried out in a system that includes a fuel cell, a secondary battery, a motor, and an auxiliary for the fuel cell includes controlling an intermittent operation by which execution and stoppage of power generation by the fuel cell is switched intermittently to supply power to electric power loads including the motor and the auxiliary, determining whether or not an abnormality occurs in the secondary battery during the intermittent operation, instructing the motor to regenerate power on a condition that it is determined that an abnormality occurs in the secondary battery in the determination of whether or not the abnormality occurs, and supplying power, which is obtained by carrying out the regeneration, to the auxiliary.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240045

Gas tank-equipped vehicle

A gas tank-equipped vehicle equipped with a plurality of gas tanks includes: a vehicle body; a first gas tank disposed with a longitudinal direction thereof along a front-rear direction of the gas tank-equipped vehicle; a second gas tank that is disposed closer to the rear of the gas tank-equipped vehicle than the first gas tank is, and disposed with a longitudinal direction thereof along a left-right direction of the gas tank-equipped vehicle; a first mounting mechanism by which the first gas tank is mounted to the vehicle body; and a plurality of tank bands wound around the second gas tank to mount the second gas tank to the vehicle body.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240039

Fuel cell vehicle

A fuel cell vehicle includes a first tank, a second tank, first and second valves for releasing gas, a gas passage for supplying gas to a fuel cell via the first and second valves, a pressure-reducing valve for decompressing the gas, side members disposed on the respective sides of the vehicle, and a motor disposed rearward of the second tank and configured to drive wheels. The first tank is not disposed downstream of the second tank, on the gas passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170240037

Drive unit of hybrid vehicle

A drive unit of a hybrid vehicle includes an engine; an electric motor; first and second differential mechanisms; a selectable one-way clutch; and a case accommodating the electric motor. Further, the first differential mechanism includes a first rotational element coupled to the electric motor, a second rotational element coupled to the engine, and a third rotational element that outputs power toward drive wheels, the second differential mechanism includes a sun gear coupled to the electric motor, a carrier coupled to the engine, a ring gear whose rotation is regulated by the selectable one-way clutch, and a ring gear flange that rotates integrally with the ring gear, and the selectable one-way clutch switches a state thereof between a locked state and an unlocked state, and the ring gear flange is supported by a rotor shaft of the electric motor via a radial bearing.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/24/17 / #20170239883

Method of manufacturing resin pillar

In a method of manufacturing a front pillar, a resin layer is formed by discharging a transparent resin from first nozzles of a 3d printer and discharging a supporting material from second nozzles of the 3d printer, while moving the first nozzles and the second nozzles in a direction corresponding to a length direction of a front pillar. Afterwards, the first nozzles and the second nozzles are moved relatively in a direction corresponding to a transverse direction of the front pillar and in a direction of moving away from the resin layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170237304

Stator for rotary electric machine

. . A stator for a rotary electric machine includes an annular yoke, and teeth projecting from the yoke in a stator radial direction. Both ends of each of the teeth in a stator axial direction include reduced-width parts. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170237295

Power transmission device, method for manufacturing the same, power reception device and method for manufacturing the same

A power transmission device that transmits electric power to a power reception device in a contactless manner includes a power transmission coil unit, an electrical device connected to the power transmission coil unit, and an enclosure storing the power transmission coil unit and the electrical device. The enclosure includes an installation wall, an outer wall, a partitioning wall, and a cover portion closing an opening formed in a power transmission surface of the outer wall and allowing transmission of electric power by the power transmission coil unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170237092

Fuel cell system and scavenging method of fuel cell

A fuel cell system has a battery, a gas supply portion, a temperature acquisition portion configured to acquire a presumed temperature that is presumed to reach during the operation stop of the fuel cell; and a scavenaing controlling portion. When it is determined that the presumed temperature is a predetermined temperature or more at the time of the operation stop of the fuel cell, the scavenging controlling portion performs the stop-time scavenging operation with a first scavenging ability; and when it is determined that the presumed temperature is less than the predetermined temperature, the scavenging controlling portion performs the stop-time scavenging operation with a second scavenging ability higher than the first scavenging ability.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170237062

Production method for electrode plate

An electrode plate is produced by a wet granule forming process and a film forming process. In the wet granule forming process, wet granules are formed by mixing electrode mixture materials including at least an active material and a binder with a solvent. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170237058

Movable body equipped with battery

A battery includes: positive and negative electrode terminals at least partially provided outside an outer packaging body; and a current cut-off device placed inside the outer packaging body. The current cut-off device is provided in either one of the positive and negative electrode terminals and cuts off an electric current path between the battery element and the either one of the positive and negative electrode when a pressure in the outer packaging body increases. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170237049

Sealed battery

Provided is a sealed battery, which includes an insulating member arranged between a lid member and a collector terminal member. The insulating member includes a cylindrical portion that is positioned between a through hole and a connecting portion and surrounds the connecting portion, and a flat plate portion positioned between the lid member and the flange portion, and the flat plate portion has a first projecting portion projecting towards the lid member side, and a second projecting portion projecting towards the flange portion side. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170236414

Driving assist apparatus for vehicle

The disclosed is a driving assist apparatus for a vehicle which can reduce the frequency at which information of a stop sign provided for an adjacent road is provided to a driver. The driving assist apparatus has a display control section which operates when a newly recognized road sign is a particular sign and determines whether or not a speed limit is equal to or lower than a display prohibition speed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170235310

Automated driving vehicle control system

A control system includes a sensor configured to detect information associated with an area surrounding a vehicle and an electronic control unit configured to control an automated driving of the vehicle. The electronic control unit includes a driving plan generation unit, a driving control unit, a regeneration control unit configured to control a process for regenerating an engine exhaust gas treatment apparatus, and a lane selection unit configured to predict an engine load associated with traveling in each lane of a plurality of lanes. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170235135

On-vehicle device, method of controlling on-vehicle device, and computer-readable storage medium

On the basis of information detected from a peripheral situation detecting section and information from an automatic driving support section, a display control section generates image data in which marks for driving support of an own vehicle are drawn so as to be superposed on a forward situation diagram that shows a situation at a front side. Further, from information detected by an eye detecting section and from the image data, the display control section sets a vanishing point in accordance with a height position of eyes and computes a display image. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170234670

Position measuring method for reference surface

A position measuring method is a method of measuring, by a probe, a position of a reference surface of a workpiece that is supported by a fixing tool when the workpiece is machined. According to the position measuring method, the probe is brought into contact with the reference surface at a plurality of different positions, and a height of the reference surface is measured. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170234401

Torsional vibration reducing device

A torsional vibration reducing device includes: a rotating body; an inertial body; a coupling member configured to transmit the torque to the rotating body and to the inertial body; and a first coupling portion and a second coupling portion, which are separately provided to either the rotating body or the inertial body the first coupling portion engages with the coupling member so as to: restrict movement of the coupling member in a rotational direction of the rotating body; and allow movement of the coupling member in a radial direction of the rotating body. The second coupling portion engages with the coupling member such that when the rotating body and the inertial body rotate relative to each other, a contact portion of the coupling member with respect to the first coupling portion moves in the radial direction of the rotating body.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170234249

Control system for internal combustion engine, internal combustion engine and method of controlling internal combustion engine

A control system includes a processor for controlling an internal combustion engine having a temperature region, wherein a change of ignition delay time accompanying a rise in a cylinder temperature when the cylinder temperature is in the temperature region is smaller than when the cylinder temperature is out of the temperature region. When a self ignition timing of secondary fuel is earlier than a self ignition timing of primary fuel due to the secondary fuel being injected at a crank angle at which the cylinder temperature is higher than the temperature region, the processor controls a ratio of the secondary fuel to be lower than when the self ignition timing of the secondary fuel is later than the self ignition timing of the primary fuel due to the secondary fuel being injected at a crank angle at which the cylinder temperature is within the temperature region.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170234248

Intake air temperature estimation system for turbocharged engine

An intake air temperature estimation system includes: an adiabatically compressed intake air temperature computing unit that computes an adiabatically compressed intake air temperature based on an intake air temperature before compression, an intake air pressure before compression and an intake air pressure after compression; and an estimated intake air temperature computing unit that computes an estimated intake air temperature. The estimated intake air temperature computing unit variably sets a coefficient of the function in response to an amount of change per unit time in the intake air pressure after compression such that a followability of the estimated intake air temperature to the adiabatically compressed intake air temperature at the time when the amount of change is large is higher than a followability of the estimated intake air temperature to the adiabatically compressed intake air temperature at the time when the amount of change is small.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170234195

Failure diagnosis apparatus for an exhaust gas purification system

In a failure diagnosis apparatus that carries out standard diagnosis processing in which a failure of the particulate filter is diagnosed by making a comparison between an output value of the pm sensor at the time when a predetermined period of time has passed from a point in time at which sensor regeneration processing for removing the particulate matter deposited on an insulation layer of the pm sensor has ended, and a predetermined threshold value, the standard diagnosis processing is carried out in the case where rich spike processing according to the in-cylinder rich control is not carried out during the predetermined period of time, whereas the rich spike processing according to the in-cylinder rich control is carried out during the predetermined period of time, the standard diagnosis processing is not carried out.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170234187

Exhaust gas purification apparatus for internal combustion engine

An object is to prevent abrasion inside an addition valve and clogging of the addition valve due to an increase in the particle diameter of precipitates. A first control is performed by which a pump is caused to operate in such a way as to return urea solution contained in the addition valve and a urea solution channel to a tank by a predetermined quantity. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170234186

Exhaust gas control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes an addition valve, a tank, a urea water passage, a pump, a nitrogen oxides catalyst, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: control the pump, as a first control, such that a specified amount of the urea water stored in the addition valve and the urea water passage is returned to the tank after the internal combustion engine is stopped; control the pump, as a second control, such that the specified amount or more of the urea water in the tank is discharged from the tank to the urea water passage after the first control is executed; and control the pump, as a third control, such that all the urea water stored in the addition valve and the urea water passage is returned to the tank after the second control is executed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170233713

Hydrocarbon synthase gene and use thereof

A hydrocarbon synthase gene encoding protein having excellent capacity to synthesize a hydrocarbon such as alkane and novel functions is provided. The gene encodes a protein comprising an amino acid sequence comprising a motif sequence shown in seq id no: 1 and having activity of synthesizing a hydrocarbon with a carbon number one less than that of an aldehyde compound from the aldehyde compound.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232994

Steering system

A steering system includes a column jacket including a lower jacket and an upper jacket; an engagement member; a retaining member; and a buffer member that is retained by the retaining member and contacts the engagement member in a contact direction at a time when the upper jacket is displaced to one sliding end. The retaining member includes a support surface that supports the buffer member; paired holding portions that are respectively disposed on both sides of the buffer member in a circumferential direction of the upper jacket and hold the buffer member toward the support surface; and a restriction portion configured to be engaged with an end of the butler member on a side toward which an opposite direction is directed, so as to restrict movement of the buffer member in the opposite direction, the opposite direction being opposite to the contact direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232973

Vehicle control apparatus

Driving support ecu determines that a driver is in an abnormal state when a state where a steering amount correlation value which changes when a steering wheel sw of a vehicle is operated does not change continues over more than or equal to an abnormality determination threshold time. When the driver is determined to be in the abnormal state, the ecu decelerates the vehicle, makes a hazard lamp blink and invalidates an acceleration request based on a change in an operation amount of an accelerator pedal. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232967

Path determination apparatus

A path determination apparatus according to this disclosure includes a gate selecting unit that, when a vehicle is to pass through a tolling station having a plurality of gates, selects a gate to pass through from among the plurality of gates. The gate selecting unit is configured to make a judgement as to whether or not a road which the vehicle travels on until passing through the tolling station is an expressway, as one conditional judgement for selecting the gate to pass through.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232962

Vehicle

A vehicle includes an engine, a rotating electric machine, a high-voltage power line, a high-voltage battery, an inverter, a capacitor, an electronic control unit, a low-voltage battery, an alternator, and a low-voltage power line. The capacitor is connected to the high-voltage power line. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232958

Control system for hybrid vehicle, hybrid vehicle, and control method for hybrid vehicle

When an engine is started by causing a first motor coupled to first drive wheels to motor the engine while a hybrid vehicle is turning with the engine stopped, an electronic control unit controls output torque of a second motor, in such a direction as to curb change of a steering characteristic of the hybrid vehicle due to change of drive torque of the first drive wheels induced by motoring of the engine by the first motor.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232957

Control device and control method for vehicle

A vehicle includes an engine, an automatic transmission, a second clutch for engine disconnection, a rotating electric machine, a first clutch for rotating electric machine separation, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit switches the first clutch from a release state to an engagement state in a case where a collision of the vehicle occurs, the first clutch is in the release state, and a rotation speed of the rotating electric machine is higher than an input shaft rotation speed of the automatic transmission. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232951

Hybrid vehicle

An engine ecu executes a control routine including steps of performing output variation control for periodically varying the output of an engine, if control of the engine is not being stopped, at the time of a communication abnormality, and a predetermined time elapses from the time of occurrence of the communication abnormality, and a step of performing fuel-cut control, when the engine speed falls outside a predetermined range.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232950

Driving system for vehicle

A rotation speed of an electric oil pump in the case where an accelerator operation amount falls within a predetermined range is controlled to a rotation speed lower than the rotation speed of the electric oil pump in the case where the accelerator operation amount falls outside the predetermined range. When the range outside the predetermined range of the accelerator operation amount is set to a range in which noise that occurs from a source other than the electric oil pump is large, noise that occurs from the electric oil pump is masked by the noise that occurs from a source other than the electric oil pump and becomes inconspicuous in this range even when the rotation speed of the electric oil pump increases.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232945

Brake system

A brake system for a vehicle, including: a brake operation member; a hydraulic brake device configured to give a braking force based on an operation of the brake operation member; an electric brake device configured to give a braking force generated by an electric actuator; a regenerative brake device configured to give a braking force utilizing electric power generation by rotation of a wheel, and a controller configured to determine insufficient braking force by excluding the braking force by the hydraulic brake device from a required overall braking force required for the vehicle as a whole and to control the braking force by each of the electric brake device and the regenerative brake device based on the insufficient braking force, wherein the brake system is configured such that the hydraulic brake device gives the braking force when the required overall braking force exceeds a threshold.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232919

Activation control device for occupant protection device

An activation control device for at least one occupant protection device is applied to a vehicle including occupant protection devices. The activation control device includes a front left sensor, a front right sensor and an activation control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232852

Method of disconnecting secondary battery and electric power supply system

A method of disconnecting a secondary battery which disconnects the secondary battery from an electric power supply path in an electric power supply system performs shutting off a flow of a current to a secondary battery side through a converter after it is detected that there is an abnormality in the secondary battery, and when it is determined that the voltage of the power storage unit is equal to or less than the voltage of the secondary battery by the predetermined value, maintaining a connection of the secondary battery to the electric power supply path and when it is determined that the voltage of the power storage unit is greater than the voltage of the secondary battery by the predetermined value, operating a relay to disconnect the secondary battery from the electric power supply path.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232849

Vehicle brake system

A vehicle brake system, including: a brake operation member to be operated by a driver of a vehicle; a hydraulic brake device provided for one of a front wheel and a rear wheel and configured to generate a hydraulic braking force in accordance with an operation of the brake operation member, the hydraulic braking force depending on a pressure of a working fluid; and an electric brake device provided for the other of the front wheel and the rear wheel and configured to generate an electric braking force in accordance with the operation of the brake operation member, the electric braking force depending on a motion of an electric motor.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232829

Fuel cell vehicle

A fuel cell vehicle comprises a fuel cell stack that is mounted in a housing box placed on a front or rear side of a passenger compartment. The fuel cell stack is housed in a stack casing, and the stack casing is mounted on a frame of the housing box via a stack mount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/17/17 / #20170232424

Exhaust gas purification catalyst and production method thereof

An exhaust gas purification catalyst containing a ceo2 particle supported on the surface of an mno2 particle, wherein the ce amount relative to the total amount of mn and ce (ce/(mn+ce)) in the catalyst is more than 0 mol % and 40 mol % or less; and a method for producing the exhaust gas purification catalyst above, including mixing an aqueous solution containing a manganese ion and a cerium ion in a ratio of more than 0 mol % and 40 mol % or less in terms of the ce amount relative to the total amount of mn and ce (ce/(mn+ce)) and an aqueous solution having dissolved therein a carbonate ion-containing reducing agent, thereby precipitating a particle, and firing the particle, are provided.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229979

Electric power conversion device

An electric power conversion device includes: a first switching element; a second switching element; a control device; a first temperature sensor; a second temperature sensor; a first transmission circuit; and a second transmission circuit, wherein the control device has a storage device, and the control device is configured to: calculate a calculated temperature using a first signal and a correction amount; control the operations of the first switching element and the second switching element based on the calculated temperature; and add the difference between a first comparison temperature and the calculated temperature to the correction amount when the control device determines that a first comparison result changes from lower than the first comparison temperature to equal to or higher than the first comparison temperature, and that the calculated temperature is lower than the first comparison temperature.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229743

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an electrode body 80 in which a positive electrode (10) and a negative electrode (20) are disposed to be opposite to each other with a separator (40) interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a nonaqueous electrolyte; and a battery case that accommodates the electrode body and the nonaqueous electrolyte. The battery case includes a current interrupt device that operates in response to an increase in an internal pressure of the battery case. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229732

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

A main object of the present disclosure is to provide a sulfide solid electrolyte material with favorable li ion conductivity. To achieve the above object, the present disclosure provides a sulfide solid electrolyte material comprising a composition of li(4+x)alxsi(1−x)s4 (0<x<1), and having a peak at a position of 2θ=25.19°±1.00°, 29.62°±1.00°, 30.97°±1.00° in x-ray diffraction measurement using a cukα ray.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229723

Fuel cell system and method of control of same

A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell stack, radiator, cooling water feed passage, cooling water discharge passage, bypass cooling water passage, deionizer, stack side cooling water pump, radiator side cooling water pump, and bypass cooling water control valve. The radiator side cooling water pump and bypass cooling water control valve are controlled to selectively perform one of a stack flow through mode where cooling water flows through at least the fuel cell stack and a stack bypass mode where cooling water does not substantially flow through the fuel cell stack but circulates through the radiator and the bypass cooling water passage.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229721

Fuel cell system and fuel cell system control method

A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack; a coolant circulation path through which coolant for cooling the fuel cell stack flows; a cathode gas supply flow path that is connected to an inlet of the fuel cell stack, and in which a compressor that supplies cathode gas to the fuel cell stack is arranged; an intercooler that is arranged between an outlet of the compressor and the inlet of the fuel cell stack in the cathode gas supply flow path, is connected to the coolant circulation path, and cools cathode gas discharged from the compressor with use of the coolant; and a regulating valve that is arranged in the cathode gas supply flow path, and regulates a pressure between the outlet of the compressor and the inlet of the fuel cell stack when the fuel cell stack is being started at low temperature.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229716

Fuel cell and method of manufacturing fuel cell

A technique of reducing the possibility that the thickness of an adhesive layer in a seal member becomes non-uniform is provided. There is provided a fuel cell comprising a membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly; a seal member in a film-like form that is arranged in a periphery of the membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly; and a first separator and a second separator arranged such as to place the membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly and the seal member therebetween. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229713

Method for producing core-shell catalyst

A core-shell catalyst with high platinum mass activity for a short period of time. The method for producing a core-shell catalyst may comprise a core containing palladium and a shell containing platinum and coating the core, the method comprising: a step of preparing a copper-coated palladium-containing particle dispersion in which copper-coated palladium-containing particles are dispersed, the particles being palladium-containing particles coated with copper; a step of preparing a platinum ion-containing solution; a step of preparing a microreactor; and a substitution step of forming the shell by substituting the copper on the copper-coated palladium-containing particle surface with platinum by mixing the copper-coated palladium-containing particle dispersion and the platinum ion-containing solution in the microreactor.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229702

Secondary battery and battery pack

A secondary battery includes a current cut-off device that cuts off a current flow between a battery element and an external terminal of a positive electrode, and a bypass member electrically connected to an external terminal of a negative electrode. The current cut-off device includes a current collecting member electrically connected to the battery element inside an outer casing, and an inversion plate electrically connected to the current collecting member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229701

Secondary battery

A secondary battery includes: a battery element; a case housing the battery element; a positive-electrode external terminal and a negative-electrode external terminal provided outside the case and electrically connected to the battery element; and a short-circuiting mechanism configured to establish a short-circuit between the positive and negative external terminals through the case. The short-circuiting mechanism includes a conducting portion conductively connected to one of the positive and negative external terminals so as to face the case, an inversion plate provided at a portion of the case facing the conducting portion and configured to deform to approach the conducting portion when an internal pressure of the case rises, and a brazing material provided on one of the conducting portion and the inversion plate at a position between the conducting portion and the inversion plate.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229693

Secondary battery

A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery (10) proposed herein includes an electrode assembly (40), an electrolyte solution (80), and a battery case (20). The battery case (20) accommodates the electrode assembly (40) and the electrolyte solution (80). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229689

Battery module

A battery module provided in a vehicle includes a holder plate. The holder plate includes openings, a first end surface, a second end surface, support portions and a vulnerable portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229686

Battery

A battery includes a battery case, an external metallic member, an external resin member which is present between the battery case and the external metallic member, a heat transfer inhibiting portion configured to restrain heat transfer from the external metallic member to the external resin member, and a current collector member including an extending portion that extends from an inside of the battery case to an outside of the external metallic member, and a rivet portion that expands from the extending portion to a radially outer side and fixes the extending portion, the external metallic member, and the external resin member to the battery case. The rivet portion and the external metallic member include a weld bead that connects the rivet portion and the external metallic member with each other. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170229292

Plasma chemical vapor deposition device

A plasma chemical vapor deposition device includes an adhesion suppressing sheet suppressing a processing gas from adhering to an inner wall of a reactor. The adhesion suppressing sheet is arranged between a placement position of a workpiece and the inner wall of the reactor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170227970

Autonomous driving system

An autonomous driving system includes a positioning unit that measures a position of a vehicle; a database that stores map information; an actuator that controls traveling of the vehicle; and an electronic controller configured to process: a detection of a first vehicle position and the map information; an identification of a traveling scene based on the first vehicle position and the map information; a detection of a second vehicle position by preforming position detection processing; and a control of the actuator based on the second vehicle position if a distance between the first vehicle position and the second vehicle position is equal to or smaller than a threshold or a control of the actuator based on the first vehicle position if the distance is not equal to or smaller than the threshold.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170227640

Ultrasonic type object detection apparatus

An ultrasonic type object detection apparatus sequentially detects a distance between an ultrasonic sensor and an object in a coverage of a transmission wave at a predetermined detection cycle based on a time taken for the ultrasonic sensor to transmit the transmission wave and then to receive a reflection wave. The apparatus includes: a storage storing the distance to the object; a vehicle information acquisition device acquiring vehicle information for calculating a movement distance; a detection distance predictor predicting a next detected distance to the object based on a past detection result and the vehicle information; and a short range determinator determining whether the object is present in a short range area in which the distance between the object and the ultrasonic sensor is equal to or shorter than a short range threshold.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170227634

Object recognition apparatus using a plurality of object detecting means

A vehicle as a moving body is provided with an imaging device as first object detecting means and a radar apparatus as second object detecting means. The object recognition apparatus is provided with axis displacement learning means for learning an axis displacement of the reference axis x1 of the first object detecting means; axis displacement determining means for performing, based on an object detecting result of the first object detecting means and the second object detecting means, an axis displacement determination process for determining whether or not an axis displacement has occurred in the reference axis of the second object detecting means; and disabling means for disabling, based on a learning result of the axis displacement by the axis displacement learning means, information about an axis displacement of the second object detecting means acquired by the axis displacement determination process.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170227589

Abnormality detection device and abnormality detection method

An abnormality detection device includes a measuring unit 14c and a determining unit 14d. The measuring unit 14c measures, among a power supply, a capacitor, a load circuit, a switch connecting the power supply to the load circuit, and ground of a vehicle body, which are mounted on a vehicle, a first voltage of the capacitor charged by serially connecting the power supply, the capacitor, and the body ground in a state where the switch is controlled to be turned off. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170227109

Power transmission device for vehicle

A tolerance ring is interposed between an output side rotary shaft and a rotor shaft. For this reason, even in a case where a backlash formed in a spline fitting portion between the output side rotary shaft and the rotor shaft is not eliminated, the rotary shafts of both of the output side rotary shaft and the rotor shaft are held by the tolerance ring without a backlash, and rattling noise can be suppressed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170227093

Planetary gear unit

The planetary gear unit in which sliding resistance between a double helical gear and a peripheral member is reduced is provided. The planetary gear unit comprises: pinion gears individually having two rows of oppositely-oriented helical gears in an axial direction; a first pushing member that elastically pushes at least one of the pinion gears toward in a predetermined axial direction; and a second pushing member that elastically pushes at least one of the remaining pinion gears in the opposite axial direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170227060

Roller unit for sliding-type tripod constant-velocity joint and sliding-type tripod constant-velocity joint

A roller unit includes: an outer roller rollably provided in a corresponding one of raceway grooves of an outer member; an inner roller rotatably supported on a corresponding one of tripod shafts of an inner member; rolling elements rollably provided between an inner peripheral surface of the outer roller and an outer peripheral surface of the inner roller; an annular spacer in contact with an end surface of each of the rolling elements; and a snap ring fitted to the outer roller and configured to restrict axial displacement of the inner roller and the spacer. The rolling elements are rollably supported in the axial direction by the annular spacer in contact with the end surfaces of the rolling elements.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170226981

Control device and control method for internal combustion engine

A control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to calculate an ignitionability index value and a combustion timing index value. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170226956

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided to calculate, on the basis of the output values of the in-cylinder pressure sensor, a combustion index value which indicates the stability of combustion. If reduction of knock is required, the spark timing is retarded. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170226939

Purge device, and internal combustion engine provided with the same

A purge device includes a canister; a purge passage configured to extend from the canister and be connected to an upstream side of a compressor of a supercharger in an intake passage; a supply unit configured to supply purge gas to the upstream side of the compressor in the intake passage during supercharging; a throttle configured to be provided in a portion of the intake passage connected with the purge passage and limit an inflow of gas from the purge passage; a sensor configured to detect internal pressure downstream of the supply unit in the purge passage; and a control device configured to determine that a passage end of the purge passage deviates from the intake passage, in a case where a detection value obtained by the sensor during the operation of the supply unit is lower than a predetermined pressure.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170226918

Cooling device for internal combustion engine

A cooling device for an internal combustion engine including: an ebullient cooling system in which a refrigerant cools the internal combustion engine by boiling in the internal combustion engine, and a rankine cycle system including a superheater that superheats the refrigerant discharged from the internal combustion engine, a turbine to which the refrigerant discharged from the superheat is supplied, and a condenser that condenses the refrigerant discharged from the turbine; wherein the rankine cycle system includes a supply path that supplies a liquid-phase refrigerant discharged from the condenser to a shaft part of the turbine, and a first supply part of the condenser to which the refrigerant discharged from the turbine is supplied is arranged higher than the shaft part of the turbine in a gravity direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170226910

Electrically heated catalyst

In an ehc, a ratio of a heat capacity of the second catalyst body with respect to a heat capacity of the first catalyst body is made within a range of 0.67-1.5. A ratio of an amount of coat of an osc material in the second catalyst body with respect to an amount of coat of an osc material in the first catalyst body is made larger than the ratio of the heat capacity of the second catalyst body with respect to the heat capacity of the first catalyst body. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170226908

Exhaust gas purification apparatus of internal combustion engine

An additive amount of a reducing agent to a selective reduction-type nox catalyst is optimized. An ammonia adsorption amount of the selective reduction-type nox catalyst is estimated based on one or a plurality of prescribed parameters related to the ammonia adsorption amount and a specific ammonia adsorption amount that is an estimated value of the ammonia adsorption amount specified by at least one of a maximum value and a minimum value of an estimated value of the ammonia adsorption amount is estimated based on an error in the prescribed parameter, and when the specific ammonia adsorption amount is outside a target range of the ammonia adsorption amount, addition of an ammonia precursor or ammonia using an adding valve is controlled such that the specific ammonia adsorption amount returns to the target range.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170226905

Nox storage reduction catalyst

An overall exhaust gas purification function based on an nox reduction function and an hc oxidation function in an nsr catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine is improved. In the nsr catalyst, a portion of an nox storage catalyst layer supported by a carrier, which extends from its upstream end to an x % (0<x≦75) of an overall length thereof along the flow of exhaust gas, forms an upstream side catalyst layer, and a portion of the nox storage catalyst layer at the downward side of the upstream side catalyst layer along the flow of exhaust gas forms a downstream side catalyst layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170226658

Apparatus for manufacturing sic single crystal and method of manufacturing sic single crystal

A method and apparatus for manufacturing an sic single crystal includes a graphite crucible for receiving an sic solution with first and second induction heating coils wound around it. The first induction heating coil is located higher than the surface of the sic solution. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225685

Vehicle control system

The vehicle control system includes a turning signal control unit configured to switch a turning signal of the vehicle between an off state and an on state according to the lane change control. The turning signal control unit maintains the turning signal in the on state until predetermined release conditions are satisfied when the lane change control in process is cancelled and the vehicle is switched to the manual driving mode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225676

Control device for vehicle drive device

A control device that includes an electronic control unit that is programmed to: perform shift device shift control in order to change a speed ratio, which is a ratio of a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine to a rotational speed of the output member, by changing at least the shift speed that is established by the shift device; and perform differential gear shift control in in order to change the speed ratio by changing rotational speeds of the first rotary element and the second rotary element of the differential gear unit without changing the shift speed that is established by the shift device.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225671

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes a first controller configured to output a first control signal for a first inverter, a second controller configured to output a second control signal for a second inverter and a third control signal for the first inverter, and a selection circuit configured to output either of the first control signal or the third control signal to the first inverter. The third control signal is a signal for simultaneously turning on either of upper arm switching elements or lower arm switching elements of a plurality of arms of the first inverter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225640

Side airbag device-installed vehicle seat

A side airbag device-installed vehicle seat including: an inner bag section that extends out from a side airbag main body, past a seat front of a side frame, and to a seat width direction inner side of the side frame, and that inflates within a side section of a seatback when an internal portion of the inner bag section in communication with an inside of the side airbag main body is supplied with gas from a gas generator; and a reaction force member including a fixing portion that is fixed to the side frame, and a reaction force application portion that is interposed between the inner bag section and the side frame at the seat width direction inner side of the side frame and that applies reaction force to the inner bag section during inflation, the inner bag section being anchored to the reaction force application portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225637

Vehicle front portion structure provided with a pedestrian collision detection sensor

A vehicle front portion structure comprising: a bumper reinforcement disposed at a vehicle front end portion side such that a longitudinal direction of the bumper reinforcement is aligned with a vehicle transverse direction; a pedestrian collision detection sensor comprising a pressure tube and outputting signals based on pressure changes in the pressure tube, the pressure tube comprising: a main tube disposed at a vehicle front side of the bumper reinforcement and extending along the bumper reinforcement from one end portion in the longitudinal direction of the bumper reinforcement to another end portion in the longitudinal direction thereof; and a pair of outer side tubes provided continuously with the main tube and, as viewed from a vehicle front-rear direction, extending respectively towards a vehicle lower side from positions of the one end portion and the other end portion of the main tube; and an absorber.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225617

In-vehicle alert device

An in-vehicle alert device includes: an alert object detection device; a display apparatus; and a control device configured to: cause the display apparatus to display a first display when an alert object is detected in a first direction, the first display guiding a line of sight of a driver toward the first direction, cause the display apparatus to display a second display when the alert object is detected in a second direction that is different from the first direction, the second display guiding the line of sight of the driver toward the second direction, and cause the display apparatus to display a third display when the alert object is detected in both the first direction and the second direction, the third display prompting the driver to pay attention over a whole vehicle-width direction in a host vehicle traveling direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225609

Vehicle headlamp light distribution control device and method, and storage medium

A vehicle headlamp light distribution control device includes: a detector that is configured to detect a reference position from an image of a frond region of a vehicle; and a controller that is configured to control, during a time period until the reference position is detected by the detector, a light distribution of a headlamp of the vehicle in accordance with a sensed inclination of the vehicle or a physical amount expressing the inclination of the vehicle, and to control, after the reference position is detected by the detector, the light distribution of the headlamp on the basis of calibrated information obtained by calibrating information obtained from the image in accordance with the detected reference position.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225571

Power supply device

A power supply device includes first and second electric power lines, first and second boost converters, and an electronic control unit. The first and second electric power lines are connected to a load and a battery, respectively. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225545

Register and vehicle

A register includes: a cylindrical member including a first cylindrical portion and a second cylindrical portion provided at a downstream side relative to the first portion, the first portion having a first opening area, the second portion having a second opening area larger than the first area; and a plurality of fins each having a pivotable range and disposed inside the cylindrical member. A projection image is hypothetically formed by projecting, to the downstream side, an opening portion defining the first area in the first portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/10/17 / #20170225544

Register panel mounting structure

A register panel mounting structure includes: a retainer having a cylindrical shape and having a flow path formed therein to permit passage of air for air conditioning; and a register panel mounted at an edge portion of the retainer, the edge portion forming an opening at a downstream side. The register panel has a shape only covering, from a front side, one portion of the edge portion in a circumferential direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170222482

Power transmission device and electric power transfer system

A turn-on current controller performs turn-on current control, based on turn-on current. A transmission power controller performs transmission power control so that the magnitude of transmission power approaches a target of the transmission power. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170222442

Voltage converter system and control method of voltage converter system

A voltage converter system comprises a plurality of voltage conversion circuits, each of the voltage conversion circuits includes a reactor and a switching element, a controller, and a single current sensor connected with the reactors of two voltage conversion circuits and configured to be used in common by the two voltage conversion circuits in order to measure the reactor current. When only one voltage conversion circuit out of the two voltage conversion circuits is driven as an object circuit, the controller repeatedly performs a correction amount learning process. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170222263

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing same and nonaqueous electrolyte

Provided is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery with better battery performance than in the past, by forming an sei coat with very little non-uniformity on the surface of the negative electrode active material layer. The invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a separator, and a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte are contained in a battery case. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170221630

Method of manufacturing rare earth magnet

A method of manufacturing a rare earth magnet includes (i) manufacturing a rare earth magnet precursor using a sintered compact which is obtained by sintering magnetic powder which is a rare earth magnet material; (ii) causing a modifying alloy to diffusively penetrate into the rare earth magnet precursor so as to manufacture the rare earth magnet; and (iii) causing the modifying alloy to diffusively penetrate into the rare earth magnet precursor by adhering a sheet material, in which alloy powder of the modifying alloy is dispersed in a thermoplastic resin, to a surface of the rare earth magnet precursor and performing a heat treatment on the sheet material.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170221358

Signal passing support apparatus

A signal passing support apparatus includes: a providing device provides support information for supporting a vehicle to pass through a traffic signal to a driver, and a determining device that determines whether or not a vehicle speed is larger than a first reference speed and is smaller than a second reference speed, the providing device starts the providing of the support information when it is determined that the vehicle speed is larger than the first reference speed when the providing device does not provide the support information, and the providing device terminates the providing of the support information when the vehicle speed is smaller than the second reference speed when the providing device provides the support information.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170221279

Automobile modification system providing security and fault tolerance support

The disclosure includes a system and method for providing security or fault tolerance support for an automobile or an element of an automobile. The system may include an automobile component that is communicatively coupled to a processor of an automobile. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170219702

Obstacle detection apparatus for vehicles

An obstacle detection apparatus for vehicles includes: a first probe wave sensor detecting a direct wave distance as a distance to an obstacle by transmitting a probe wave and receiving a reflection wave of the probe wave reflected by the obstacle; a second probe wave sensor receiving the reflection wave to detect an indirect wave distance as a distance to the obstacle by receiving the reflection wave; an approach determinator determining whether the obstacle is present between the first probe wave sensor and the second probe wave sensor and whether the obstacle is approaching the vehicle; and a distance determinator determining an obstacle distance to be less than or equal to a predetermined distance range when the indirect wave distance falls out of the distance range as the obstacle is present between the first probe wave sensor and the second probe wave sensor and the obstacle is approaching the vehicle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170219090

Manual transmission for vehicle

When a shift lever is moved to a shift position corresponding to a first gear position etc., the shift lever is urged by its own weight to a neutral position, which is disadvantageous for the shift lever in terms of gear slip-out after shifting. However, a counter mass is moved to a position reached by turning a second predetermined angle, larger than a first predetermined angle corresponding to the neutral position, downward with respect to a vertical line passing through a center of turn of the counter mass. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170219089

Shift position detecting device for vehicle and shift control device for vehicle

A detecting device includes a shift selector, a magnet disposed in the shift selector, four or more sensors arranged at positions facing the magnet and an ecu. The ecu is configured to (i) determine a shift position based on signals output from the four or more sensors when the magnet is relatively displaced with respect to the four or more sensors in response to an operation of the shift selector, (ii) determine the shift position based on signals output from three or more of the four or more sensors determined to be normal when any one of the four or more sensors is abnormal, and (iii) determine the abnormality based on whether or not the three or more sensors output, during the traveling of the vehicle, a signal to a shift position pertaining to a case of traveling in the direction opposite to a traveling direction of the vehicle.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170219085

Lubricating device of power transmission device for vehicle

During the travel of a vehicle, the oil level of lubricating oil is lowered due to the suction by at least a first oil pump and the scraping-up by the rotation of a differential ring gear and so on. In particular, until the oil level becomes equal to or lower than an upper end of a first partition wall, the oil level is lowered due to both the suction by the first oil pump and the scraping-up by the rotation of the differential ring gear and so on, and therefore, a region, that is immersed in the lubricating oil, of the differential device rapidly becomes smaller. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170219029

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system for improving vibration suppressing performance and acceleration response is provided. A controller is configured to set the torque transmitting capacity of an engagement device to a first torque transmitting capacity that is smaller than a value required to transmit a peak value of a second drive torque applied to an output shaft of a transmission having the engagement device but greater than a value required to transmit an estimated first drive torque generated by an engine, when the second drive torque is amplified by pulsation of the first drive torque.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170219027

Vehicle, controller for vehicle, and control method for vehicle

A clutch is controlled to increase torque capacity of the clutch when fluctuations in torsional torque generated in a power transmission route between the clutch and a drive wheel are larger than a specified value during deceleration traveling. Accordingly, engine brake whose magnitude corresponds to an increased amount of the torque capacity of the clutch is actuated. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170219026

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch includes: a pocket plate including a plurality of housing concave portions; a notch plate including a plurality of engaging concave portions; plate-like engaging pieces, each being housed in each of the housing concave portions; elastic members, each being provided between a bottom portion of a corresponding housing concave portion of the housing concave portions and a corresponding engaging piece of the engaging pieces; and a selector plate provided between the pocket plate and the notch plate in a rotation axis direction of the notch plate. The bottom portion of the housing concave portion includes: a first bottom surface; and a second bottom surface formed at a position deeper than the first bottom surface.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170218879

Engine cooling apparatus

An engine cooling apparatus includes a mechanical water pump having a suction hole and n discharge holes (n is an integer not less than two), n water jackets that are arranged in an engine and correspond to the n discharge holes, n joint passages, each of which joins one of the n discharge holes to the associated water jacket, a return passage that returns coolant to the suction hole after the coolant has passed through the n water jackets and has merged in a merging portion, a coolant stopping mechanism that blocks return flow of coolant through the return passage, and n communication passages each of which allows the corresponding one of the n joint passages to communicate with the suction hole while bypassing the n water jackets and the coolant stopping mechanism.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170218874

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

08/03/17 / #20170218868

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprises: an exhaust purification catalyst; a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor which is arranged at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst; and an air-fuel ratio control system which performs feedback control so that the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst becomes a target air-fuel ratio. The air-fuel ratio control system switches the target air-fuel ratio to a lean set air-fuel ratio when the air-fuel ratio detected by the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor becomes a rich judged air-fuel ratio or less; changes the target air-fuel ratio to a slight lean set air-fuel ratio after switching the target air-fuel ratio to the lean set air-fuel ratio and before an estimated value of the oxygen storage amount of the exhaust purification catalyst becomes a switching reference storage amount or more; and switches the target air-fuel ratio to a rich air-fuel ratio when the estimated value of the oxygen storage amount of the exhaust purification catalyst becomes the switching reference storage amount or more.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170217441

Vehicular drive assist system

A vehicular drive assist system performs drive assist for a vehicle traveling in each predetermined area while receiving a feedback on evaluation relating to ease of travel on a road in each of the areas. In the system, a management center performs evaluation of ease of travel on a road for each of the areas on the basis of information obtained from the vehicle and feeds back the evaluation result to the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170217439

Control device and control method for driving device

A control device for a driving device, the driving device includes a transmission and a hydraulic pressure generating device. The hydraulic pressure generating device includes an oil pump and a first mechanism. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170217437

Controller for vehicle and control method for vehicle

An electronic control unit permits a shift operation to a neutral position, by which a manual transmission 14 is switched to neutral, during coasting control. Accordingly, shifting to the neutral position can be performed only by the shift operation. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170217436

Driving support apparatus

A driving support apparatus is provided with: a first controller configured to generate a first acceleration request to accelerate a vehicle or a first deceleration request to decelerate the vehicle, on the basis of a predetermined reference speed or an inter-vehicle distance to a preceding vehicle; a second controller configured to generate a second deceleration request to decelerate the vehicle, on the basis of a lap rate between the vehicle and an obstacle that exists ahead of the vehicle; and a regulator configured to compare required deceleration of the first deceleration request and required deceleration of the second deceleration request in magnitude, and to output the deceleration request with higher required deceleration, if both of first deceleration control corresponding to the first deceleration request and second deceleration control corresponding to the second deceleration request are in a condition to be performed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170217423

Hybrid vehicle

Transition is made from a motor single-drive mode to a motor dual-drive mode while there is a margin in torque output from a motor mg2 with respect to rated torque. With this, the torque of the motor mg1 is changed slowly in the motor dual-drive mode, whereby it is possible to suppress the generation of vibration (shock) due to torsion of a damper and to compensate for a shortage of the torque of the motor mg1 due to slow change processing with an increase in torque from the motor mg2. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170217313

Motor-driven vehicle

Disclosed is a motor-driven vehicle including: a first and second battery; a voltage converter that includes a plurality of switching elements configured to perform voltage conversion between an electric power output path and the first and second battery, and to switch the connection of the first battery and the second battery between an in-series connection and an in-parallel connection; a motor-generator; and a control device configured to turn on and off the switching elements, in which the control device switches connection to either of connection between the electric power output path and both the first battery and the second battery, and connection between the first battery and the second battery based on the switching element temperature, and the operating point of the motor-generator.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170217310

Mounting structure

Provided is a mounting structure including an electronic control unit, a plurality of support brackets, a transaxle case, an intermediate bracket protruding from the transaxle case toward a rear side of the vehicle, and an engaging projection. The engaging projection is a projection that is provided to at least one of an upper surface of the intermediate bracket or a bottom surface of the electronic control unit in a region where the intermediate bracket is in surface contact with a mounting surface of the transaxle case, the engaging projection protruding in a direction toward the upper surface of the intermediate bracket and the bottom surface of the electronic control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

08/03/17 / #20170217302

Start system and start control method for internal combustion engine of hybrid vehicle

The start system related to the present invention is for an internal combustion engine of a hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle is configured to use at least one of a differential mechanism and a transmission gear mechanism to temporarily change an engine speed in starting of the internal combustion engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170215064

Communication method in vehicular wireless communication system and vehicular wireless communication system for transmission of necessary information only from a sensor to the network

In a communication method in a wireless communication system configured from a wireless connection providing apparatus (a wireless lan access point) and a wireless communication apparatus (a wireless lan client), the wireless connection providing apparatus acquires subscription information for specifying necessary information and includes the subscription information in a control frame notifying surroundings of presence of itself and then transmits the subscription information. The wireless communication apparatus receives the control frame, determines whether the wireless communication apparatus retains information which is specified as being necessary by the subscription information included in the control frame. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170214355

Controller for electric motor system

A controller for an electric motor system is provided. The electric motor system includes a dc power supply, a power converter, a smoothing capacitor, a three-phase ac motor, and a current sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170214275

Contactless power transfer system, power receiving device, and power transmission device

A contactless power transfer system includes a power transmission device and a power receiving device. A second electronic control unit of the power transmission device is configured to determine whether a series of manipulations including severing connection between the power transmission device and the power supply via the power supply cable, and then connecting the power transmission device with the power supply again via the power supply cable, are performed. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170214071

Fuel cell unit and vehicle having fuel cell unit

A fuel cell unit includes a fuel cell and a converter. A fuel cell has single cells laminated in a given direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170214060

Method for producing core-shell catalyst

The disclosure is to provide a method for producing a core-shell catalyst that is able to increase the power generation performance of a membrane electrode assembly. A dispersion is prepared, in which a palladium-containing particle support, in which palladium-containing particles are supported on an electroconductive support, is dispersed in water; hydrogen gas is bubbled into the dispersion; the palladium-containing particles are acid treated after the bubbling; copper is deposited 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 after the acid treatment; and then a shell is formed by substituting the copper deposited on the surface of the palladium-containing particles with platinum by bringing the copper deposited on the surface of the palladium-containing particles into contact with a platinum ion-containing solution.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170213952

Power generator for vehicle

A power generator includes thermoelectric transducers configured so that the band gap energy of an intrinsic semiconductor part disposed between an n-type semiconductor part and a p-type semiconductor part is lower than each band gap energy of the n-type semiconductor part and the p-type semiconductor part. The power generator is used in a vehicle that includes an exhaust pipe serving as a heat supplier. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170213949

Power generator for vehicle

A power generator includes thermoelectric transducers configured so that the band gap energy of an intrinsic semiconductor part disposed between an n-type semiconductor part and a p-type semiconductor part is lower than each band gap energy of the n-type semiconductor part and the p-type semiconductor part. The power generator includes a thermoelectric transducer module including a transducer stack formed by a plurality of thermoelectric transducers and a housing that houses the transducer stack. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170213948

Power generator for vehicle

A power generator for a vehicle equipped with a heat generating apparatus comprises a thermoelectric transducing module, a load apparatus, a current regulator and a control unit. The thermoelectric transducing module is placed on a part where exhaust heat generated from the heat generating apparatus is transmitted, and comprises a semiconductor single crystal that has an n-type semiconductor part, a p-type semiconductor part and an intrinsic semiconductor part located therebetween, the intrinsic semiconductor part having a narrower band gap than those of the n-type semiconductor part and the p-type semiconductor part. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211672

Automatic transmission

An automatic transmission where an engagement mode in which the forward engagement element is put in the engagement state is executed when the vehicle travels forward in the second mode in which the second engagement element is put in the engagement state and the first engagement element is put in a release state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211662

Gear assembly

A gear assembly wherein transmission efficiency is enhanced by a simple treatment is provided. The gear assembly includes a plurality of gears to transmit torque of a prime mover to an output member. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211638

Controller for vehicle and control method for vehicle

An electronic control unit actuates a clutch by a clutch actuator during traveling of a vehicle when engine torque is lower than a specified threshold. Further, the electronic control unit detects displacement of the clutch, at which a rotational speed difference between an engine speed and an input shaft rotational speed of a transmission becomes a specified rotational speed difference. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211633

Clutch apparatus of transmission for vehicle

A clutch apparatus includes a clutch drum and a band. The clutch drum includes spline large-diameter portions protruding outward in a radial direction of the clutch drum and spline small-diameter portions protruding inward in the radial direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211503

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine is equipped with an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: i) calculate amplitudes of respective waves, respectively, originating from a plurality of factors that causes fuel pressure pulsation within a low-pressure fuel passage, vibration frequencies of the respective waves within a crank angle range of 360 degrees, initial phases of the respective waves, and central fuel pressure values of the respective waves; and ii) predict a fuel pressure value at an arbitrary crank angle according to a model formula showing a synthesized wave obtained by synthesizing the respective waves, on a basis of the amplitudes, the vibration frequencies, the initial phases, and the central fuel pressure values of the respective waves calculated.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211502

Control system of internal combustion engine

A control system of an internal combustion engine includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) obtain a detection value of a fuel pressure sensor at fixed sampling time intervals; (ii) calculate a center fuel pressure value of a pulsation of the fuel pressure, based on at least a first latest fuel pressure value and a second latest fuel pressure value as detection values of the fuel pressure sensor, (iii) calculate an amplitude of the pulsation of the fuel pressure, based on at least the second latest fuel pressure value and the first latest fuel pressure value; (iv) calculate an initial phase of the pulsation of the fuel pressure, based on at least one of the second latest fuel pressure value and the first latest fuel pressure value, and (v) predict a fuel pressure value corresponding to the crank angle, based on a predetermined formula.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211501

Control system of internal combustion engine

A control system of an internal combustion engine includes a port injection valve and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) obtain one of a start crank angle and an end crank angle, (ii) calculate the other of the start crank angle and the end crank angle, based on an equation for calculating a provisional injection amount of the case where the port injection valve provisionally injects the fuel with the one of the start crank angle and the end crank angle and a given crank angle range; (iii) convert a crank angle range from the start crank angle to the end crank angle, into a target energization period; and (iv) perform fuel injection by energizing the port injection valve for the target energization period.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211500

Control system for an internal combustion engine

There is provided a controller configured to carry out at least one of first control and second control, in cases where the internal combustion engine is in a predetermined operating state in which the egr valve is caused to be fully closed, the first control being that an amount of fuel to be injected into an intake passage is made smaller, and an amount of fuel to be injected into a cylinder is made larger, in the presence of the abnormality of the egr valve being not fully closed than in the absence of the abnormality, and the second control being that a pressure of fuel to be injected into the cylinder is made higher in the presence of the abnormality of the egr valve being not fully closed than in the absence of the abnormality.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211499

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprising the fuel injector arranged in the combustion chamber. The primary fuel injection and the secondary fuel injection from the fuel injector are successively performed to cause autoignition of an injected fuel of the primary fuel injection and autoignition of an injected fuel of the secondary fuel injection. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211496

Control system of internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst, a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor which is arranged at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst, and an air flow meter which detects an amount of intake air. The control system of the internal combustion engine controls the exhaust air-fuel ratio to a target air-fuel ratio by feedback control, sets the target air-fuel ratio at a lean air-fuel ratio when the output air-fuel ratio of the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor becomes a rich air-fuel ratio, and sets the target air-fuel ratio at a rich air-fuel ratio when the output air-fuel ratio of the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor becomes a lean air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211491

Control device for internal combustion engine with cylinder deactivation

A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine is configured to perform switching between an all-cylinder operation and a partial cylinder operation. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211488

Internal combustion engine

In the present invention, an internal combustion engine is provided with a variable-compression-ratio mechanism with a variable mechanical compression ratio and the variable-compression-ratio mechanism comprises a drive device for changing the volume of a combustion chamber when a piston reaches top dead center. The drive device comprises a reverse input blocking clutch disposed in a drive power transmission path for transmitting the rotational force of a rotator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211452

Exhaust gas control system for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas control system for an internal combustion engine, before execution of a filter regeneration process, executes a pre-regeneration process that is a process of raising a temperature of a filter to a second target temperature lower than a first target temperature and increasing the concentration of no2 contained in exhaust gas flowing into the filter for a predetermined period. The first target temperature during execution of the filter regeneration process in the case where a speed of change in a detected value of a differential pressure sensor during execution of the pre-regeneration process is high is set so as to be lower than the first target temperature in the case where the speed of change is low.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211451

Exhaust gas control system for internal combustion engine

An exhaust gas control system for an internal combustion engine, before execution of a filter regeneration process, executes a pre-regeneration process that is a process of raising a temperature of a filter to a second target temperature lower than a first target temperature and increasing the concentration of no2 contained in exhaust gas flowing into the filter for a predetermined period. An execution time of the filter regeneration process when a physical quantity that correlates with a speed of change in a detected value of a differential pressure sensor during execution of the pre-regeneration process is large is shorter than an execution time of the filter regeneration process when the physical quantity is small.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211450

Power generator for vehicle

A power generator includes thermoelectric transducers configured so that the band gap energy of an intrinsic semiconductor part disposed between an n-type semiconductor part and a p-type semiconductor part is lower than each band gap energy of the n-type semiconductor part and the p-type semiconductor part. The power generator is used in a vehicle that includes an exhaust pipe in which exhaust gas that supplies heat to the thermoelectric transducers flows. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211442

Exhaust emission control apparatus for internal combustion engine

An exhaust emission control apparatus for an engine includes an ecu. The ecu is configured to: execute particulate matter removal control by controlling the engine such that a temperature of a particulate filter is increased to a predetermined pm removal temperature in order to reduce an amount of particulate matter collected in the particulate filter; and when the ecu determines that the amount of particulate matter collected in the particulate filter is smaller than or equal to a predetermined set collection amount, execute ash desorption control by controlling the engine such that the temperature of the particulate filter is increased to a predetermined ash desorption temperature and is kept at the ash desorption temperature or higher in order to reduce an amount of ash deposited in the particulate filter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170211436

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a camshaft, a cylinder head, a head cover, a high-pressure pump, and a vacuum pump. The high-pressure pump includes a plunger that abuts against a cam provided on the camshaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210418

Suspension member for vehicle

An overall knuckle is formed by a second carbon-fiber composite material, and a first carbon-fiber composite material is embedded in particular portions, whose rigidities are insufficient only with the second carbon-fiber composite material. The one particular portion is provided to a neck part, and the first carbon-fiber composite material is embedded in this particular portion such that continuous fibers thereof are orientated in a direction orthogonal to a central axis of a torsional load so as to enhance a torsional rigidity. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210408

Electrostatic steering wheel hold detection device

An electrostatic steering wheel hold detection device includes: a first heater element located in a steering wheel, and has one end electrically connected to a power source; an inductor -that is electrically connected to an other end of the first heater element; a second heater element that is included in the steering wheel, and has one end electrically connected to the other end of the first heater element via the inductor; and a sensor circuit that is electrically connected to a connection point between the first heater element and the inductor, and detects, from a change in capacitance at the connection point, whether or not the steering wheel is held. An other end of the second heater element is electrically connected to a ground. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210383

Vehicle collision avoidance assist system

A vehicle collision avoidance assist system, including: a forward obstacle detecting device; a lateral object detecting device; and a controller including an automatic braking control executing portion to execute an automatic braking control for permitting a brake apparatus to automatically operate, an avoidance control executing portion to execute, in addition to the automatic braking control, an avoidance control for permitting a steering apparatus to automatically operate, and an avoidance control prohibiting portion to prohibit execution of the avoidance control, wherein the avoidance control prohibiting portion prohibits execution of the avoidance control when the lateral object detecting device detects a lateral moving object that is moving on a lateral side of an own vehicle in the same direction as the own vehicle is travelling and there is a risk that the own vehicle and the lateral moving object will collide with each other if the avoidance control is executed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210382

Vehicle collision avoidance assist system

A vehicle collision avoidance assist system, including: a forward obstacle detecting device; and a controller including an automatic braking control executing portion to execute an automatic braking control for permitting a brake apparatus to automatically operate and an avoidance control executing portion to execute, in addition to the automatic braking control, an avoidance control for pen fitting a steering apparatus to automatically operate, wherein the avoidance control executing portion is configured such that, when the forward obstacle detecting device detects, as a forward obstacle, a continuous obstacle that continuously extends diagonally forward so as to be inclined with respect to a forwardly extending centerline that forwardly extends from a center of the own vehicle, the avoidance control executing portion executes the avoidance control to enable the own vehicle to avoid the continuous obstacle such that the own vehicle travels along the continuous obstacle.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210381

Vehicle collision avoidance assist system

A vehicle collision avoidance assist system, including: a forward obstacle detecting device; and a controller including an automatic braking control executing portion to execute an automatic braking control and an avoidance control executing portion to execute an avoidance control, in addition to the automatic braking control, wherein, when a moving obstacle that is moving in a right-left direction is detected, the avoidance control executing portion executes the avoidance control to avoid the moving obstacle such that an own vehicle travels in a direction opposite to a movement direction of the moving obstacle when the moving obstacle is moving away from a forwardly extending centerline that forwardly extends from a center of the own vehicle and such that the own vehicle travels in the same direction as the movement direction of the moving obstacle when the moving obstacle is moving toward the forwardly extending centerline.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210360

Estimated time-to-collision (ttc) calculation apparatus and estimated ttc calculation method

An estimated time-to-collision (ttc) calculation apparatus includes a distance acquisition unit, relative velocity acquisition unit, relative acceleration acquisition unit, and estimated ttc calculation unit. The distance acquisition unit acquires a distance x between the own vehicle and an object. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210314

Vehicle

A vehicle includes: a body forming a floor portion in a vehicle compartment; a console box provided on the body and placed in the vehicle compartment; a battery provided below the console box; a battery case configured to accommodate the battery; and a fastening member and a fastening member configured to fasten the console box to the body side and the battery case side, respectively. With such a configuration, there is provided a vehicle capable of supporting a console box in a vehicle compartment without causing an increase in weight and a higher cost.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210298

Lamp-equipped vehicle outer mirror

This invention provides a lamp-equipped vehicle outer mirror in which a phenomenon is less likely to occur, the phenomenon being the one in which light emitted from a lamp appears in a light emission pattern that is different from that intended by a designer. A side turn signal lamp is incorporated in a minor housing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170210232

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

A charging station includes a plurality of electric power transmission portions and a power supply ecu. When a second vehicle is parked at a position where it can receive electric power from a first electric power transmission portion and when the second vehicle receives weak electric power from the first electric power transmission portion, the second vehicle transmits to the power supply ecu, an occupation signal which allows determination that the parking position corresponds to the first electric power transmission portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170209916

Manufacturing method for cylinder head

The masking member comprises a matching surface mask portion to mask the matching surface with the cylinder block, port hole mask portions to mask openings of the intake ports and the exhaust ports, and a between openings mask portion to mask a region which is sandwiched between the openings of two adjacent port holes. The matching surface mask portion is linked directly to the port hole mask portions without any steps, and the between openings mask portion is linked directly to both of the port hole mask portions without a step.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170209915

Manufacturing method for cylinder head

A manufacturing method for a cylinder head is described. A masking member is attached to cylinder head material, which followed by a film formation step. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170209887

Wet powder manufacturing apparatus and wet powder manufacturing method

A wet powder manufacturing apparatus includes a housing being arranged such that a central axis cl of the cylindrical inner surface extends in a substantially horizontal direction, a plurality of stirring blades provided rotatably about the central axis cl, a rotary plate configured to rotate the stirring blades about the central axis cl such that the wet powder accumulated at the bottom of the cylindrical inner surface is scooped by the stirring blades and then dropped, a driving device configured to impart a rotary force to the rotary plate, a liquid diffusing device configured to diffuse liquid into the drum inner space so as to wet the powder, and a controller configured to control operations of the driving device and the liquid diffusing device. The controller includes control for vibrating the stirring blades.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/27/17 / #20170209850

Method for producing core-shell catalyst

To produce a core-shell catalyst with high catalytic activity for a short period of time. Disclosed is a method for producing a core-shell catalyst comprising a core containing palladium and a shell containing platinum and coating the core, the method comprising: supplying palladium-containing particles and a copper-containing material to an acid solution; stirring the acid solution with introducing an oxygen-containing gas into the acid solution; coating at least a part of a surface of the palladium-containing particles with copper 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 after the stirring; and then forming the shell by substituting the copper coating at least a part of the surface of the palladium-containing particles with platinum by bringing the palladium-containing particles into contact with a platinum ion-containing solution.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170208642

Wireless communication device, wireless communication method and program

A wireless communication device, a wireless communication method, and a program are provided in which even when communications in a plurality of kinds of wireless communication modes are performed via a single antenna, the communications in these wireless communication modes can coexist and the communications can be appropriately performed. In the case where communications in a bt wireless communication mode in which processing of searching for registered target devices 4 is repeatedly executed at predetermined execution intervals in order to connect to the registered target devices 4 and in a wi-fi wireless communication mode are performed via a single antenna 21, the execution intervals of searching for the registered target devices 4 via bt are changed to a value larger than a reference interval during at least a part of a period during which wi-fi communication is being performed or wi-fi communication is enabled.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207739

Motor control apparatus

A motor control apparatus includes: a booster circuit electrically connected to a battery; and an inverter electrically connected to the booster circuit at one end and electrically connected to a motor at another end. The motor control apparatus is provided with a controller configured to control the inverter to output square wave voltage to the motor, thereby driving the motor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207673

Stator and electric motor

A stator for a electric motor, the stator including: a stator core including a yoke having an annular shape, and a plurality of teeth protruding from an inner circumferential surface of the yoke in a stator radial direction; a stator coil wound around the teeth, the stator coil being configured to generate a rotating magnetic field as a current is applied thereto; and a cancel coil extending in a stator axial direction at positions on the inner circumferential side and the outer circumferential side relative to the yoke, the cancel coil being wound around the stator core so as to extend in the stator radial direction and traverse the yoke at positions outside the stator core in the stator axial direction, and constituting one or more closed circuits.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207634

Fuel cell system and method of controlling of a fuel cell system

A controller of a fuel cell system performs a starting operation that switches on a first precharge circuit so as to reduce a voltage difference between a first smoothing capacitor and a second smoothing capacitor and subsequently turns on a first relay, when a start switch is turned on in a system off state that the first relay is off. Upon satisfaction of a predetermined condition including at least one of a condition that a difference between the voltage of the first smoothing capacitor and the voltage of the second smoothing capacitor is equal to or greater than a first reference value and a condition that the voltage of the first smoothing capacitor is equal to or higher than a second reference value, the controller uses a second converter to charge the second smoothing capacitor so as to bring the voltage of the second smoothing capacitor closer to the voltage of the first smoothing capacitor, and subsequently switches the first precharge circuit from off to on. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207482

Method for manufacturing all-solid-state battery

Provided is a method for manufacturing an all-solid-state battery with which an all-solid-state battery of high performance may be easily manufactured. The method includes forming a first active material layer on each of a right face and a reverse face of a first current collector, forming a solid electrolyte layer on each first active material layer formed in the forming, arranging a second active material layer arranged on a base material, onto each solid electrolyte layer formed in the forming, in a manner that the solid electrolyte layer and the second active material layer have contact with each other, forming a stack by removing each base material having contact with the second active material layer, carrying out a roll press on the stack, and arranging a second current collector on each second active material layer of the stack on which the roll press is carried out.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207463

Method for producing fuel cell catalyst layer

A method for producing a fuel cell catalyst layer, which is able to allow an ionomer to sufficiently penetrate to the inside of the fine pores of a support with fine pores. The method is a method for producing a fuel cell catalyst layer in which a catalyst is supported on the support with fine pores and is coated with an ionomer, the method comprising: hydrophilizing a surface of the support by use of nitric acid, and dispersing the support, the catalyst and the ionomer by use of a ball mill after the hydrophilizing, wherein the amount of acidic functional groups per specific surface area of the support is set to 1.79 μmol/m2 or more in the hydrophilizing.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207461

Conductive paste for lithium-ion battery positive electrodes and mixture paste for lithium-ion battery positive electrodes

This invention relates to a conductive paste for lithium-ion battery positive electrodes and a mixture paste for a lithium ion battery positive electrode that have an easy-to-apply viscosity, even when a relatively small amount of a dispersion resin is incorporated. More specifically, the invention provides a conductive paste for lithium-ion battery positive electrodes, the conductive paste comprising a dispersion resin (a), conductive carbon (b), and a solvent (c), the dispersion resin (a) containing a resin (a1), the resin (a1) containing, as one constituent component, a polymerizable unsaturated group-containing monomer (a1-1) represented by a specific formula.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207460

Method for manufacturing current collector and method for manufacturing solid battery

Provided is a method for manufacturing a current collector provided with a conductive layer that can keep a high resistance only at a high temperature. The method includes dispersing a carbon material in an organic solvent to prepare a carbon material dispersion solution, dispersing polyvinylidene fluoride in an organic solvent to prepare a resin dispersion solution, mixing the carbon material dispersion solution, the resin dispersion solution, and water, to prepare a composition for conductive layer formation, and forming a conductive layer on a surface of a current collector by applying the composition for conductive layer formation and thereafter drying the composition.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207440

All-solid-state battery

Provided is an all-solid-state battery in which the battery reaction can stop when a short circuit occurs. The all-solid-sate battery includes: a cathode layer including a cathode active material layer and a cathode current collector; an anode layer including an anode active material layer and an anode current collector; and a solid electrolyte layer arranged between the cathode active material layer and the anode active material layer, wherein a ptc film is provided: between the cathode current collector and the cathode active material layer; or between the anode current collector and the anode active material layer: or between the cathode current collector and the cathode active material layer and between the anode current collector and the anode active material layer, and the ptc film includes a conductive material and a resin.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170207050

Load drive apparatus

A load drive apparatus includes: a first drive element that drives a first load; a second drive element that drives a second load; a control circuit that controls the first drive element and the second drive element; a power supply circuit that supplies electric power; and a failsafe circuit that includes an abnormality detection portion detecting whether an abnormality occurs in at least one of the control circuit and the power supply circuit, the failsafe circuit controlling the first drive element and the second drive element to drive the first load and the second load when the abnormality detection portion has detected that an abnormality occurs in at least one of the control circuit and the power supply circuit and also when the load drive apparatus receives at least one of a command directing a drive of the first load and a command directing a drive of the second load.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170206777

On-vehicle emergency notification device and communication system

An emergency notification device performs emergency notification to send an emergency notification to a notification center when an urgent event is generated on a vehicle, and test notification to diagnose whether the emergency notification can be performed, through a notification button that is a part of one user interface. This device has a normal mode in which emergency notification can be performed, and a test mode in which test notification can be performed, through an operation of the notification button, as well as a transit mode in which transition from the normal mode to the test mode can be performed with a predetermined vehicle operation in the normal mode as a trigger. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170206045

Information providing apparatus for vehicle

A first-screen is continuously displayed on a display according to contents of the first-screen, in a case where a first display request is cancelled before a continuous display time in which the first-screen based on the first display request has been continuously displayed on the display, reaches a predetermined reference time. Meanwhile, after display of the first-screen has been continued and before the continuous display time of the first-screen reaches the reference time, in a case where a second display request making an instruction for displaying a second-screen to be displayed at a highest priority occurs, the display is switched from the first-screen to the second-screen at a time when the second display request occurs, and, in a case where the second display request does not occur, the first-screen is displayed on the display until the continuous display time of the first-screen reaches the reference time.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170205326

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes an ecu, an a/f sensor being active at a first temperature lower than a pm combustion temperature and set in advance, and a heater to heat the a/f sensor to a second temperature equal to or higher than the pm combustion temperature and set in advance. The ecu detects pm based on a difference between an output value of the a/f sensor at the first temperature and an output value of the a/f sensor at the second temperature. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170204919

Controller for vehicle and control method

A controller including an electronic control unit, the electronic control unit executes slip control of a clutch when a specified termination condition is established during execution of coasting control and an acceleration request is made through an operation of an accelerating operation member even when engagement of the clutch is prohibited. Thus, power from an engine can be transmitted to drive wheels while a load imposed on the engine is suppressed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170204819

Intake manifold and engine including intake manifold

An intake manifold includes a surge tank, and an intake passage part. An inner surface of the intake passage part includes: an inner peripheral region which is located inner side of the intake passage part in a curvature radius direction; an outer peripheral region which is located outer side of the intake passage part in a curvature radius direction; a first lateral region; and a second lateral region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170204775

Rankine cycle system

A rankine cycle system includes: an internal combustion engine; a gas-liquid separator; a first pump; a steam generator; a superheater; an expander; a condenser; a first control valve; and a controller.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170204763

Exhaust purification system of internal combustion engine

An exhaust purification system including a particulate filter , a selective reduction catalyst provided at a downstream side from the filter, an ammonia ingredient feed device which feeds an ammonia ingredient to the selective reduction catalyst, a control device which controls the amount of the ammonia ingredient which is adsorbed at the selective reduction catalyst to become a target adsorption amount, and a filter regeneration system which performs filter regeneration processing to remove pm which has built up on the particulate filter when an execution start condition stands. When removal of pm is demanded, so long as the execution start condition of the filter regeneration processing by the filter regeneration system does not stand, the target adsorption amount is decreased a plurality of times in stages, and the execution start condition of the filter regeneration processing is changed to a different condition at each stage of the target adsorption amount.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170203757

Driving support device for vehicle

A frequency of an unnecessary operation of automatic braking due to a reflected wave from a guard rail is decreased. When a collision avoidance control unit determines that an obstacle detected by a radar sensor and an own vehicle are highly likely to collide with each other, the collision avoidance control unit reads a state signal output by a parking support control unit, and determines whether or not the state signal indicates a specific state, which is a state where parallel parking support is being carried out or a state where exit support is being carried out. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170203754

Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle

The control apparatus executes a pulsation compensating control where pulsation compensating torque is calculated for suppressing torque pulsation of an internal combustion engine by a pulsation-compensating-torque calculating portion and an mg1 controlling portion controls a first motor generator to output the pulsation compensating torque, while executes a pressing control where pressing torque is calculated for preventing torque of a second motor generator from crossing 0 nm by a pressing-torque calculating portion and an mg2 controlling portion controls the second motor generator to output the pressing torque.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170203746

Control apparatus and control method for vehicle power transmission system

A control apparatus includes an ecu that is configured to: start engagement transition control for outputting an engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value that causes an engagement device to be actuated from a released state toward an engaged state from when an operating member is displaced from a non-drive operating position; when an engagement transition time is longer than a target time, learn the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value such that the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value increases; when the engagement transition time is shorter than the target time, learn the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value such that the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value reduces; and prohibit learning of the engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value or invalidate the learned engagement transitional hydraulic pressure command value, when the operating time of the operating member is longer than a predetermined time.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170203711

Occupant protection system

An occupant protection system including: a first airbag; and a second airbag, wherein the second airbag has a pair of lateral inflating portions which cover the entire head of the occupant from both sides in the vehicle width direction and an upper deploying portion which covers the head of the occupant from the upper side in the vehicle vertical direction, the pair of lateral inflating portions and the upper deploying portion are each supported in back in the vehicle forward and rearward direction by the vehicle seat, and in the inflated and deployed state of the second airbag, vehicle vertical direction upper edge portions of the pair of lateral inflating portions and vehicle width direction side edge portions of the upper deploying portion are connected to each other from their rear end side to their front end side in the vehicle forward and rearward direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/20/17 / #20170203643

Hybrid driving device

A hybrid driving device that includes a first input that is linked to an internal combustion engine; a rotary electric machine; a transmission that changes a speed of rotation of a second input, and transmits the rotation to an output; a rotor support which rotates integrally with a rotor of the rotary electric machine; a first engagement device; a second engagement device; and a case.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170201133

Stator

A stator includes a stator core has slots that are each provided between stator teeth disposed on the stator core. The insulation paper is disposed in the slot between the coil and the stator core defining the slot has a recess at a position adjacent to connection parts between side walls and a bottom wall of the insulation paper. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170200972

Method for producing sulfide all-solid-state battery and sulfide all-solid-state battery

A method for producing a sulfide all-solid-state battery with a high capacity retention rate, and a sulfide all-solid-state battery with a high capacity retention rate. The method for producing a sulfide all-solid-state battery may comprise forming a sulfide all-solid-state battery, initially charging the sulfide all-solid-state battery after the forming of the sulfide all-solid-state battery, and exposing the sulfide all-solid-state battery to an oxygen-containing gas atmosphere at at least any one of a time of the initially charging of the sulfide all-solid-state battery and a time after the initially charging of the sulfide all-solid-state battery.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170200934

Battery pack

A spacer includes: a first projection being in contact with the battery cell; a second projection being in contact with the battery cell; a third projection adjacent to the first projection, and being in contact with the battery cell; a first inclined portion connecting the first projection and the third projection; a fourth projection adjacent to the second projection, and being in contact with the battery cell; a second inclined portion connecting the second projection and the fourth projection; and a fifth projection and a sixth projection being out of contact with the battery cells between the third projection and the fourth projection. When the battery cells expand, the fifth and the sixth projections come into contact with the battery cells.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170200819

Switching device

A switching device includes first-third semiconductor layers, a gate insulating film, and a gate electrode. The first semiconductor layer is of a first conductivity type, the second semiconductor layer is of a second conductivity type and in contact with the first semiconductor layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170200374

Path prediction device and path prediction method

A path prediction device comprises a storage unit that generates and stores, based on information collected from a plurality of vehicles including a first vehicle, traveling path information indicating information associated with paths where the respective vehicles have traveled; a positional information acquisition unit that acquires a first position indicating the current position of the first vehicle; and a path prediction unit that predicts the traveling path of the first vehicle using at least one of first path information indicating paths of the first vehicle and second path information indicating paths of second vehicles among the traveling path information, wherein the path prediction unit determines a use ratio of the first path information, which is used to predict the traveling path, based on a past traveling record of the first vehicle at the first position.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170198803

Vehicular drive system

A vehicular drive system includes an engine having a first oil, a transmission having a second oil, and a heat exchanger 4 that exchanges heat between the first oil and the second oil. The magnitude of the amount of reduction of loss torque in the transmission per unit amount of reduction of the kinetic viscosity of the second oil is larger than the magnitude of the amount of increase of loss torque in the engine per unit amount increase of the kinetic viscosity of the first oil.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170198764

Controller of vehicle and vehicle

A controller including an electronic control unit, the electronic control unit is configured to determine at least one of whether a first absolute value is at least equal to a first threshold and whether a second absolute value is at least equal to a second threshold. When the electronic control unit determines that at least one of the first absolute value and the second absolute value is at least equal to the corresponding threshold, torque capacity of an automatic clutch is controlled such that the automatic clutch is brought into a slipping state. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170198762

Selectable one-way clutch

A selectable one-way clutch includes: a pocket plate provided with one side surface where a plurality of housing recesses is formed, each housing recess housing a plate-shaped engagement piece; a hollow disk-shaped notch plate disposed to face to the one side surface of the pocket plate, configured to rotate relative to the pocket plate, and including an engagement recess formed on a surface of the notch plate facing to the housing recess and a first communication groove communicating from the engagement recess to an outer peripheral side of the notch plate; a resilient member disposed between a bottom portion of the housing recess and the engagement piece to urge the engagement piece toward the notch plate; and a selector plate provided between the pocket plate and the notch plate to switch between storage of the engagement piece and release of the engagement piece.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170198666

Abnormality detection device for humidity sensor

An abnormality detection device for a humidity sensor has a humidity sensor disposed in an intake passage, a temperature sensor to detect an intake air temperature, and a controller. The controller is configured to detect a first sensor signal at a time of the intake air temperature being a first intake air temperature, and a second sensor signal at a time of the intake air temperature changing from the first intake air temperature and reaching a second intake air temperature, calculate values from which an influence of a temperature difference between the first and second intake air temperatures is excluded, from the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal, as respective humidity index values, and detect presence or absence of abnormality of the humidity sensor according to whether or not a deviation degree of these humidity index values is larger than a predetermined degree.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170198657

Fuel supply device for internal combustion engine

Provided is a fuel supply device for an internal combustion engine. When fuel pressure in a high-pressure fuel pipe changes as a result of the driving of a high-pressure pump, the changing fuel pressure propagates as pulsation into a low-pressure fuel pipe. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170198650

Method and apparatus for controlling cylinder deactivation of an internal combustion engine

A control device for an engine, the control device includes an ecu. The ecu is configured to: (i) perform switching between a first/second operation, the first operation is a first operation and the second operation is an operation with cylinder deactivation; (ii) determine operation points where vibration based on the operational state of the engine is equal to or lower than a predetermined value when performing the first/second operation; (iii) determine which one of a thermal efficiency in the operation point in case of performing the first operation and a thermal efficiency in the operation point in case of performing the second operation is higher; and (iv) control the operational state of the engine so as to operate in the operation point where the thermal efficiency is determined to be higher.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170197610

Control device for vehicle

It is determined whether or not an automatic transmission is in a pre-gear shift state determined in advance prior to a power-on gear shift in which torque-down control is performed. When the automatic transmission is in the pre-gear shift state, since a required free capacity is secured in a capacitor, torque-down control of a second motor generator is performed in a gear shift, and even if surplus power is generated in a power supply circuit due to the torque-down control, the surplus power can be quickly absorbed using the capacitor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170197570

Vehicle body transformable front section structure

A vehicle body transformable front section structure including: a front side member; a crash box that is configured including a tube shaped section having mountain portions and valley portions provided alternately along the vehicle front-rear direction and capable of extending in the vehicle front-rear direction, and that is attached to an end portion at a vehicle front side of the front side member; bumper reinforcement; a collision prediction section; and a gas generator; the tube shaped section being configured including a first wall portion and a second wall portion respectively disposed connected to each other in the vehicle front-rear direction through each of the mountain portions; and a recess being formed on an inner face side of the tube shaped portion in at least one out of the first wall portion or the second wall portion so as to enlarge the surface area of the inner face.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170197565

Power supply system

A power source system includes: a main-power source; a first load connected in parallel to the main-power source; a second load connected in parallel to the main-power source, the second load being higher in an actuation priority than the first load; a sub-power source connected in parallel to the first load and the second load; a first detection unit configured to detect output electric power of the main-power source; and a control unit configured to supply electric power from the sub-power source more to the second load than to the first load, when the output electric power of the main-power source is less than required electric power of the second load.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170197525

Slide rail

A slide rail includes a fixed-side rail, a movable-side rail, and a reinforcing structure that prevents detachment of the movable-side rail from the fixed-side rail. The reinforcing structure includes a fixed-side engaging portion attached to the fixed-side rail, and a movable-side engaging portion attached to the movable-side rail. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/13/17 / #20170197506

Driving support apparatus

A driving support apparatus is provided with: a first determinator configured to determine collision possibility of a vehicle; a first controller configured to perform deceleration, on the basis of the collision possibility; a second determinator configured to determine whether or not a driver has an intention to accelerate; a second controller configured to stop the deceleration performed by the first controller, if it is determined that the driver has the intention to accelerate; a third determinator configured to determine whether or not a driving operation by the driver is a predetermined erroneous operation; a third controller configured to suppress acceleration based on the driving operation if it is determined that the driving operation is the predetermined erroneous operation; and a fourth controller configured not to allow the second controller to stop the deceleration if the acceleration is suppressed by the third controller.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/06/17 / #20170191458

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus includes at least one electronic control unit (50). The electronic control unit detects a negative pressure that is generated in a negative pressure chamber (34) of a braking operation support device (32). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/06/17 / #20170191441

Control device for internal combustion engine

The invention relates to a control device applied to a cylinder injection type of an internal combustion engine (10). The control device control a disperse parameter for changing a degree of a spread of the fuel spray injected from the injector (20) such that the maximum degree of the spread of the fuel spray under a state where an amount of the fuel adhering to the spark generation part (31a) of the spark plug (30) at the ignition timing corresponds to a first amount, is smaller than the maximum degree of the spread of the fuel spray under a state where the amount of the fuel adhering to the spark generation part at the ignition timing corresponds to a second amount smaller than said first amount.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/06/17 / #20170191438

Method of detecting abnormality of air-fuel ratio sensor

Downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor signal based adaptive air-fuel ratio control. When the air-fuel ratio detected by the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor is maintained lean unduly, a stuck learning control is performed to decrease a learning value to lower the air-fuel ratio. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/06/17 / #20170190258

Battery system for electric vehicle

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is a battery system for an electric vehicle which prevents high rate deterioration. An integrated evaluation value which is a deterioration index value of high rate deterioration is subjected to correction processing reflecting a recovery behavior of the high rate deterioration during charging/discharging deactivation in a battery deactivation period. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/06/17 / #20170190255

Vehicle and control method for vehicle

A vehicle which a predetermined mode of the vehicle can be selected by a user. The vehicle including an electric power supply, a socket, an input device, and an electronic control unit. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

07/06/17 / #20170190248

Refueling retainer

A refueling retainer comprises a body portion of a tubular shape inserted into and arranged at a fueling-side end portion of an inlet pipe through which fuel is introduced to a fuel tank. The body portion comprises at a leading end portion thereof: a tapered portion, which is an inner peripheral surface of the leading end portion inclined radially inward toward a leading end of the body portion; and a claw portion that projects from the leading end of the body portion in an inwardly bent manner.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170187319

Overcurrent protection circuit

An overcurrent protection circuit includes a load drive portion that drives a load based on a power supply voltage; a wire that connects the load and the load drive portion; a current detection portion that detects a load current showing a value of a current flowing through the load; a voltage detection portion; and a controller that controls the load drive portion to control a drive of the load, the controller determining an addition-and-subtraction value, controlling the load drive portion to cut off the load current, and stopping driving the load to protect a protection target from an overcurrent. The controller subtracts the integration value based on an elapsed time after cutoff of the load current. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170187315

Control device for switched reluctance motor

A control device for a switched reluctance motor includes: a switching controller configured to execute switching control to switch drive control of the switched reluctance motor between a first control mode for reducing torque fluctuations and a second control mode for reducing fluctuations of a radial force based on rotational speed and a torque of the switched reluctance motor; a first controller configured to execute first control to cause an excitation current with a current waveform for reducing the torque fluctuations to flow through the coils; and a second controller configured to execute second control to cause an excitation current with a current waveform for reducing the radial force fluctuations to flow through the coils.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170187243

Contactless electric power transmission device and electric power transfer system

A contactless electric power transmission device includes a power transmission assembly, a first temperature sensor, a second temperature sensor, and an electronic control unit. The first temperature sensor is configured to detect a temperature of an inverter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170187171

Receiving section and electrical junction box with same

A receiving part (2) has a substantially rectangular shape with short sides and long sides, and its short-side inner surface (15) is provided with a central latch claw (32) in a substantially central region thereof with respect to a short side direction, with side elastic latch portions (33) provided on both sides of the central latch claw (32) with respect to the short side direction. Each of the side elastic latch portions (33) includes a receiving-part rib (34), an elastic piece (35), and a side elastic latch claw (38). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170187027

Secondary cell manufacturing method

A secondary cell manufacturing method includes the steps of: disposing a cap including a magnetic body so as to cover a liquid injection hole provided in a lid member; disposing the lid member so as to cover an opening of an outer case; and bringing close to each other the magnetic body and a magnetic body that applies a magnetic force to the magnetic body, and so holding the position of the cap that is disposed to cover the liquid injection hole by the magnetic force applied from the magnetic body to the magnetic body.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170185229

Touch operation detection apparatus

A touch operation detection apparatus includes a touch pad that has an operation surface touchable by an operator's body, and has a plurality of electrostatic sensors incorporated therein each of which detects electrostatic capacitance that is variable according to a touch on the operation surface; a number-of-touched-point determination part that determines whether there are a plurality of touched points at which touches are made on the operation surface of the touch pad based on signals from the electrostatic sensors; and a sensitivity adjustment execution part that executes a sensitivity adjustment concerning the touch on the operation surface of the touch pad when the number-of-touched-point determination part determines that there are the plurality of touched points.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184412

Destination information provider server, destination information provider system and on-vehicle device

A destination information provider server is disclosed. The destination information provider server is configured to obtain position information of an information providing target vehicle, recognize a target link, which corresponds to a link of a road on which the information providing target vehicle is traveling, based on the position information, and transmit destination information to the information providing target vehicle, the destination information being indicative of destinations of other vehicles which travel on the target link.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184196

Control apparatus for vehicle driving system

While a vehicle is traveling in a state where any one of gear positions of a mechanical stepped transmission unit is established, until an estimated input torque that is obtained from the equation of motion for an electrical differential unit changes, a hydraulic pressure of a non-engaged intended hydraulic friction engagement device is increased, and a pack end pressure is learned on the basis of the hydraulic pressure at that time. Therefore, irrespective of feedback control, or the like, over motor generators of the electrical differential unit, it is possible to appropriately learn the pack end pressure, so it is possible to appropriately execute hydraulic control over the hydraulic friction engagement devices, that is, engaging and releasing control, or the like, at the time of shifting, irrespective of individual differences of the portions, aging of friction materials, or the like.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184177

Vibration damper

To prevent response delay and to damp torsional vibration transmitted to a power transmission route. A vibration damper includes a first route r1 provided with a coil spring 43 as an elastic member, and a second route r2 provided with a sun gear 5s as an inertial body formed to be parallel as power transmission routes between an engine 10 to a transmission 20, and by switching the first route r1 and the second route r2 by a first clutch c1 and a second clutch c2, switchover to a state in which an inertial torque acts on the power transmission route by the sun gear 5s and a state in which the inertial torque is not generated is carried out.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184154

Support device for bearing

A support device for a bearing that rotatably supports a shaft extending in a first direction includes a case that houses the bearing, and a bracket to which the case is fixed. When the case is fixed to the bracket, a first abutting portion of a case main body is in a state abutting against a first bracket abutting portion of a bracket main body in the first direction, and a second case abutting portion of the case main body is in a state abutting against a second bracket abutting portion of the bracket main body in a second direction that forms a right angle with the first direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184045

Fuel pressure control device

A fuel pressure control device determines whether it is during a descending period of a plunger descending or an ascending period of the plunger ascending, and puts a first drive mechanism and a second drive mechanism in an energized state during the descending period and in a non-energized state during the ascending period, when there is a pressure reduction request to lower a fuel pressure in a high-pressure passage.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184040

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a plurality of cylinders. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184036

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device is for an internal combustion engine including a throttle valve and a variable valve mechanism, and configured to be operated at a prescribed target air-fuel ratio and capable of restarting from an intermittent stop. The control device includes an electronic control unit configured to start the internal combustion engine after starting an intake air amount reduction control, when a fuel injection amount equal to or larger than a prescribed amount is required and an intermittent stop time is equal to or longer than a prescribed time in a case of the restart from the intermittent stop. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184019

Heat generation rate waveform calculation device of internal combustion engine and method for calculating heat generation rate waveform

A first-half combustion period, for example, is estimated/evaluated, with a required accuracy, more simply than the conventional art, while reducing man-hours to produce a heat generation rate waveform of an internal combustion engine. Within a combustion period of an air-fuel mixture, a period from an ignition time fa to a heat generation rate maximum time dqpeaka where the heat generation rate is maximum is defined as the first-half combustion period a that is one of characteristic values of the heat generation rate waveform. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184018

Heat generation rate waveform calculation device of internal combustion engine and method for calculating heat generation rate waveform

A combustion speed, for example, is estimated or evaluated, with a required accuracy, more simply than the conventional art, while reducing man-hours to produce a heat generation rate waveform of an internal combustion engine. An increase rate of a heat generation rate relative to a change in a crank angle in a heat generation rate increasing period (e.g., a first-half combustion period a) in which the heat generation rate increases after ignition of an air-fuel mixture is defined as a heat generation rate gradient b/a that is one of characteristic values of the heat generation rate waveform. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170184003

Filter failure diagnostic device for an internal combustion engine

A device is provided, which makes it possible to perform a failure diagnostics for a filter more accurately even in the case of an internal combustion engine which is constructed to be capable of using both of gaseous fuel and liquid fuel. The device of the invention comprises judging means which judges any failure of the filter by comparing the added-up amount of the particulate matter contained in the exhaust gas as detected by a pm amount detecting sensor during a predetermined period and the added-up amount of the particulate matter contained in the exhaust gas as estimated by pm amount estimating means during the predetermined period, wherein the pm amount estimating means estimates the added-up amount of the particulate matter contained in the exhaust gas on the basis of the predetermined parameter and only a fuel injection amount of the liquid fuel out of a fuel injection amount of the gaseous fuel and the fuel injection amount of the liquid fuel.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170183988

Valve operating device for internal combustion engine

In an engine valve, a first sliding area formed at a valve head side in an outer face of a valve stem, and sliding along a stem guide, a second sliding area formed at an opposite side from the valve head side, and sliding along the stem guide, and a first small diameter area formed between the first sliding area and the second sliding area are formed. Further, in the engine valve, a length, in an axial direction of the valve stem, of the first sliding area abutting on the stem guide at a position where the engine valve is fully opened is longer as compared with a length, in the axial direction of the valve stem, of the second sliding area abutting on the stem guide at a position where the engine valve is fully closed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170183039

Vehicle pillar structure

A vehicle pillar structure comprises a pillar portion, the pillar portion extends in parallel with an outer side end portion in a vehicle transverse direction of a windshield glass and, as viewed from a longitudinal direction of the pillar portion, has a hollow structure. The pillar portion comprises an outer side wall forming a wall portion at a vehicle outer side of the pillar portion, an inner side wall forming a wall portion at a vehicle cabin side of the pillar portion, and a pair of side walls linking the outer side wall and the inner side wall together. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170183037

Vehicle rear section structure

A vehicle rear section structure includes: left and right rear side members disposed along a front-rear direction at both width direction sides of a rear floor pan; a rear suspension member that includes left and right side sections disposed along the front-rear direction, both front-rear end portions thereof being attached to respective front portions of the rear side members; and left and right reinforcement members extending along the front-rear direction, and being disposed at a width direction inner side of rear portions of the side members and at a rear side of the rear suspension member, each including a straight ridgeline section extending along the front-rear direction from a front end portion across to a rear end portion of the reinforcement member, at least part of the respective front end portion of the reinforcement member overlapping the respective side section of the rear suspension member in a front-rear direction view.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170183036

Reinforcing structure of vehicle frame member

A reinforcing structure of a vehicle frame member includes: ribs that integrally connect standing wall portions, that are formed at a planar portion of a vehicle frame member, to one another, and that reinforce the planar portion; portions of gradually changing thickness that are formed at connected portions of the ribs with the standing wall portions; portions of gradually changing height that are formed at the connected portions of the ribs with the standing wall portions; first curved portions that are formed at the portions of gradually changing thickness; second curved portions that are formed at the portions of gradually changing thickness; third curved portions that are formed at the portions of gradually changing height; and fourth curved portions that are formed at the portions of gradually changing height.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170183027

Steering assist device

A steering assist device includes: a steering torque detector; a steering operation amount acquisition device; an electric power steering device; and a control device configured to calculate a target control current of the electric power steering device, to supply the control current corresponding to the target control current to the electric power steering device, to determine a situation of steering operation of a driver, and to make a current component corresponding to the target inertia compensation assist torque in the target control current smaller when it is determined that the steering operation is turn-back steering with acceleration and deceleration than when it is determined that the steering operation of the driver is not the turn-back steering with acceleration and deceleration.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170183013

Vehicular control apparatus

A vehicular control apparatus includes at least one electronic control unit. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to recognize a first preceding vehicle in a driving lane and to calculate a first target acceleration of the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170183008

Driving force control system for vehicle

A driving force control system for a vehicle is provided to control an output torque of a prime mover and a torque split ratio to right and left wheels to improve stability of the vehicle. A controller is calculates target torques delivered to the right wheel and the left wheel based on a required drive torque and data relating to an attitude of the vehicle, and corrects the target torques based on slip ratios of the wheels. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182997

Control system for hybrid vehicle

A control system for a hybrid vehicle configured to promptly shift a drive mode. In the single-motor mode, the vehicle is powered by a second motor while bringing an engagement device into disengagement and stopping the engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182995

Drive system for hybrid vehicle

A drive system is configured to split driving force produced by an engine to a first motor side and an output gear side, and add driving force produced by a second motor that is driven with electric power generated by the first motor, to the driving force delivered from the output gear. A first planetary gear mechanism performs differential operation, using a first input element that receives the driving force produced by the engine, a first reaction-force element coupled to the first motor, and a first output element. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182990

Vehicle control device

A vehicular brake device that implements esc/trc control suppresses hydraulic pressure variations produced during open/close control of a brake actuator holding valve or depressurizing valve. While a brake operating member is not operated and a wheel cylinder pressure supplying control is executed to supply target wheel cylinder pressure to respective wheel cylinders, the target servo pressure is set to a first predetermined target servo pressure smaller than a maximum output pressure of the servo pressure generating device. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182969

Side airbag device

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

06/29/17 / #20170182960

Vehicle bumper

An impact absorbing portion and a bumper reinforcement are formed in one piece, so an intermediate member for connecting the impact absorbing portion to the bumper reinforcement is no longer necessary. Therefore, the generation of stress concentration is able to be inhibited. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182911

Electrical power system

A power system has a first converter; a second converter; a first controller for generating a first command and a second command, controlling the first converter on the basis of the first command, and transmitting the second command to a second controller; and the second controller for controlling the second converter on the basis of the second command. The first controller adjusts the first command to cancel at least one of shortage and excess of second current by first current. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182893

Power-transfer control device

When connection of a charging gun is detected, a charging-control ecu wakes up, and turns on a power supply relay to activate a charging-communication ecu. The charging-control ecu subsequently actives a power-control computer by communicating therewith. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182886

Control system for vehicle, and control method for vehicle

A synchromesh mechanism is activated when cancelling a disconnection state, and, when an electronic control unit determines that a rotation speed of an input shaft has been synchronized with a rotation speed of a first ring gear, a second intermeshing clutch is engaged, and then a first intermeshing clutch is engaged. For this reason, in the first intermeshing clutch, a decrease in the rotation speed of the first ring gear is suppressed as a result of engagement of the second intermeshing clutch. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182874

Vehicle rear portion structure

A vehicle rear portion structure includes: a vehicle rear floor having a low floor portion, a high floor portion that is placed on a vehicle rear side and a vehicle upper side of the low floor portion, and a step wall portion that interconnects a rear end portion at the vehicle rear side of the low floor portion and a front end portion at a vehicle front side of the high floor portion; a battery tray that is placed on the low floor portion, is joined to the low floor portion, and is configured to support a battery; and a reinforcement member that extends from the battery tray to the high floor portion and is joined to the high floor portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182866

Vehicle control device

The present disclosure provides a vehicle control device including: a fluid circuit, mutually connecting an engine, a vehicle cabin interior heat exchanger for discharging heat into a vehicle cabin interior, and a heat discharging heat exchanger included in a refrigerant cycle in which a refrigerant is compressed and expanded by a compressor, and in which a fluid circulates; and a control unit for controlling the compressor and the engine such that, in a case in which engine warm-up operation ending conditions have not been established and in a case in which predetermined stopping conditions, other than the warm-up operation ending conditions, for stopping engine idling have been established, the compressor is operated while the engine is idling so as to release heat from the refrigerant from the heat discharging heat exchanger and to heat the fluid.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182857

Vehicle-height adjusting system

A vehicle-height adjusting system includes: vehicle-height adjusting actuators each for adjusting a vehicle height for a corresponding one of wheels; a pressure medium supplier for supplying a pressure medium from a tank to each of the vehicle-height adjusting actuators; and a vehicle height adjuster for adjusting the vehicle height for each wheel. The vehicle-height adjusting actuators include a left vehicle-height adjusting actuator and a right vehicle-height adjusting actuator. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/29/17 / #20170182599

Laser welding apparatus

A laser welding apparatus according to the present invention includes a diffractive optical element, an incident-point changing unit, and a controller. The diffractive optical element includes a first region where there is formed a diffraction grating that radiates a radiated beam having a first distribution profile of a power density that is different from a distribution profile of a power density of the incident beam. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170180370

Communication system and information collection method executed in communication system

An information collection method includes determining whether or not a vehicle satisfies predetermined conditions when a target device receives a test mode start request from an collection device, and when it is determined that the vehicle satisfies the predetermined conditions, starting the test mode. In the test mode, update of a predetermined counter is stopped. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179619

Crimp terminal

A crimp terminal includes: a terminal fitting having a terminal connecting portion electrically connected to a counterpart terminal and an electric wire connecting portion electrically connected by crimping to an end portion of an electric wire placed on an inner wall surface thereof; and a second water stop portion that is pasted on the inner wall surface of the electric wire connecting portion before crimping and that, after crimping, forms a second water stop area capable of suppressing water entry between the electric wire connecting portion and the core wire from the terminal connecting portion side with respect to the distal end position of the core wire at the distal end of the electric wire. The electric wire connecting portion has a core wire crimp portion crimped on the core wire at the distal end of the electric wire.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179618

Crimp terminal

A water stop member of a crimp terminal is affixed to the inner wall surface of an electric wire connecting portion of a terminal fitting before crimping and forms into a first water stop area, a second water stop area, and a third water stop area after the crimping. The first water stop area suppresses entering of water from a space between the outer wall surface of a first barrel piece and the inner wall surface of a second barrel piece in the electric wire connecting portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179617

Crimp terminal

A water stop member of a crimp terminal is affixed to an inner wall surface of an electric wire connecting portion of a terminal fitting before crimping and forms into a first water stop area, a second water stop area, and a third water stop area after the crimping. The first water stop area suppresses entering of water from a space between the outer wall surface of a first barrel piece and the inner wall surface of a second barrel piece in the electric wire connecting portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179615

Crimp terminal and terminal crimping device

A terminal fitting includes a terminal connecting portion and an electric wire connecting portion. A water stop member is affixed to an inner wall surface of the electric wire connecting portion before crimping process and suppresses entering of water between the electric wire connecting portion and a core wire of the electric wire after the crimping. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179614

Crimp terminal and terminal crimping device

A crimp terminal includes a terminal connecting portion, an electric wire connecting portion, and a coupling portion. The electric wire connecting portion is divided into a bottom placed on a recessed surface of a first die and on which an end of an electric wire is placed during the crimping process, a first barrel piece extending from a first end of the bottom and wound around the end of the electric wire, and a second barrel piece extending from a second end of the bottom and wound around the end of the electric wire. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179545

Solid-state lithium battery

A solid-state lithium battery in which a thermal stability is improved. The solid-state lithium battery comprises a cathode active material layer containing a cathode active material, an anode active material layer containing an anode active material, and a solid electrolyte layer formed between the cathode active material layer and the anode active material layer. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179533

Battery and battery manufacturing method

A battery includes: a battery outer case; an electrode body; and a terminal. The case main body includes a bottomed case main body which has a flat accommodation space and of which one surface is opened, and a sealing plate attached to that one surface of the case main body which is opened. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179510

Fuel cell and fuel cell system

A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; cathode and anode-side water-repellent layers; a cathode-side separator that includes a cathode gas passage and an air exhaust manifold communicated to the cathode gas passage. The cathode gas passage includes a water exhaust inhibiting portion and a water storage portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179465

Method of manufacturing lithium-ion secondary battery electrode sheet

A method of manufacturing a lithium-ion secondary battery electrode sheet disclosed herein includes the step of preparing powder 220 of granulated particles. In this step, the powder (220) of granulated particles (240) including active material particles (241) and a hinder (242) is prepared. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170179075

Copper wire and electrode joining method and joint structure

With this copper wire joining method, a rubbed portion on which a coating remains between an electrode and a core wire is formed on the electrode. Then, after a capillary is moved away from the rubbed portion, and a ball is formed by melting a copper wire at a tip end of the capillary. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170178772

Rare earth magnet

A rare earth magnet having a main phase and a sub-phase, wherein the main phase has a thmn12-type crystal structure; the sub-phase contains at least any one of an sm5fe17-based phase, an smco5-based phase, an sm2o3-based phase, and an sm7cu3-based phase; assuming that the volume of the rare earth magnet is 100%, the volume fraction of the sub-phase is from 2.3 to 9.5% and the volume fraction of an α-fe phase is 9.0% or less; and the density of the rare earth magnet is 7.0 g/cm3 or more.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170177952

Information calculation device

An information calculation device includes an ecu configured to specify right and left lane marker candidate points based on edge points in the captured image, and configured to, when two edge points satisfying separation conditions are included in each of the right and left lane marker candidate points, calculates a lateral position of the vehicle, a pitch angle, a yaw angle, a lane width of a traveling lane, a curvature, and a curvature change rate by kalman filter processing. The ecu is configured to calculate the pitch angle to be zero and the lane width to be a predetermined value when the two edge points satisfying the separation conditions are included in one of the right and left lane marker candidate points and no edge point is included in the other lane marker candidate points.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175925

Shaft-integrated gear and exhaust valve driving device

A shaft-integrated gear includes a rotational shaft formed of a resin material; and a cylindrical gear that is formed of a metal material, wherein the cylindrical gear fits around a gear support part of the rotational shaft.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175876

Differential gear

A gear is configured such that: a ring gear, a drive pinion shaft having a pinion gear meshing with the ring gear, and rolling bearings supporting the drive pinion shaft such that the drive pinion shaft is rotatable are accommodated in a differential housing; the differential housing is divided into a differential mechanism chamber in which to accommodate the ring gear, and a pinion shaft chamber in which to accommodate the rolling bearings; and a feed oil passage configured to supply lubricant scooped up by the ring gear to the pinion shaft chamber, and a return oil passage configured to discharge the lubricant in the pinion shaft chamber to the differential mechanism chamber are provided in the differential housing. In the differential gear, an inlet of the feed oil passage is placed at a position that is offset from the ring gear in an axial direction of the ring gear.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175851

Torsional vibration reducing apparatus

A torsional vibration reducing apparatus is provided. The torsional vibration reducing apparatus includes a rotating body having a rolling chamber, and a rolling body including a support shaft portion, a first flange portion, a second flange portion, a first corner portion, and a second corner portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175681

Internal combustion engine

When a deceleration request is issued while the engine load of an internal combustion engine 10 is in a predetermined high-load region, and the vehicle is decelerated so that the engine load transitions from the high-load region to a low-load region to respond to the deceleration request, control is performed that continues a fuel supply from injectors 36 of a first cylinder #1 and a fourth cylinder #4 and cuts a fuel supply from injectors 36 of a second cylinder #2 and a third cylinder #3. Condensed water generated in an intercooler 24 is caused to flow between two guide devices 22c provided at the bottom of a convergence portion 22a of an intake manifold 22 to thereby flow into intake branch pipes 22b of the second cylinder #2 and third cylinder #3.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175663

Air fuel ratio control for an internal combustion engine that can be operated with fuels at different properties

The air-fuel ratio feedback control is performed by using a first correction value which is determined depending on a difference between a detected air-fuel ratio (a/f) of an air-fuel mixture and a target a/f and a second correction value which is determined depending on the property of the fuel. Further, fuel property learning control is carried out to correct the first correction value and the second correction value so that an absolute value of the first correction value is not more than a threshold value, when the absolute value of the first correction value is larger than the threshold value after performing the charging with fuel. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175656

Control system for an internal combustion engine

In a control system for an internal combustion engine in which an exhaust gas purification catalyst having a lower catalyst layer and an upper catalyst layer disposed at the upper side of the lower catalyst layer is arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, when an operation at a rich air fuel ratio is switched to an operation at a target lean air fuel ratio, switching is made through a first operation in which the air fuel ratio of exhaust gas is temporarily made into a lean air fuel ratio, and a second operation which is carried out after the first operation and in which the air fuel ratio of the exhaust gas is made to change alternately between the rich air fuel ratio and the lean air fuel ratio a plurality of times, whereby the hc poisoning of the catalyst can be recovered at an early stage.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175653

Fuel injection controller for internal combustion engine

A fuel injection controller for an internal combustion engine is provided. The fuel injection controller includes an electronic control unit configured to (a) execute main fuel injection and auxiliary fuel injection in one engine cycle; and (b) execute the auxiliary fuel injection at least once in a particular period that includes timing at which a intake valve starts opening, so that fuel injected in the auxiliary fuel injection is carried by a reverse tumble stream, the reverse tumble stream being an air stream that flows from a intake port into a combustion chamber, flows along a bore wall surface on the intake valve side that is on an opposite side from a exhaust valve toward a piston crown surface, and then flows from the piston crown surface toward a cylinder head lower surface.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175612

Vehicular cooling system

An cooling system including an oil circulation circuit includes a first circuit including an electric oil pump that discharges oil as a coolant to be supplied to an inverter and respective motors, and an hv radiator that cools the oil to be supplied to the inverter and the respective motors, and a second circuit including a mechanical oil pump that discharges the oil to be supplied to a lubrication-required part without passing through the hv radiator.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175605

Exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine

An object of the disclosure is to adjust the ammonia adsorption amount in an scr catalyst supported on an scr filter as close as possible to a target adsorption amount in an exhaust gas purification system including the scr filter. In a system according to the disclosure, the quantity of ammonia supplied by an ammonia supplier is made smaller when a differential pressure change rate at the time when ammonia is supplied by the ammonia supplier is lower than a predetermined threshold than when the differential pressure change rate at the time when ammonia is supplied by the ammonia supplier is equal to or higher than the predetermined threshold. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175588

Rankine cycle system for vehicle

A rankine cycle system includes a boiler configured to apply waste heat to refrigerant circulating in an internal-combustion engine to vaporize the refrigerant; a gas-liquid separator configured to separate gas-liquid two-phase refrigerant, sent from the boiler, into gas phase fluid and liquid phase fluid; a superheater configured to superheat the gas phase fluid, sent from the gas-liquid separator, through heat exchange with exhaust gas of the internal-combustion engine; an expander configured to expand the gas phase fluid, passing through the superheater, to recover thermal energy, and a condenser configured to condense the gas phase fluid, passing through the expander, to return the gas phase fluid to liquid phase fluid. The gas-liquid separator is connected to the internal combustion engine via a refrigerant pipe. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175587

Rankine cycle system for vehicle

A rankine cycle system includes a boiler configured to apply waste heat to refrigerant circulating in an internal-combustion engine to vaporize the refrigerant; a gas-liquid separator configured to separate gas-liquid two-phase refrigerant, sent from the boiler, into gas phase fluid and liquid phase fluid; a superheater configured to superheat the gas phase fluid, sent from the gas-liquid separator, through heat exchange with exhaust gas of the internal-combustion engine; an expander configured to expand the gas phase fluid, passing through the superheater, to recover thermal energy, and a condenser configured to condense the gas phase fluid, passing through the expander, to return the gas phase fluid to liquid phase fluid. The gas-liquid separator is fixed to a cylinder head of the internal-combustion engine. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170175281

Method of forming metal coating

A method of forming a metal coating includes: disposing a solid electrolyte membrane (13) between an anode (11) and a substrate (b) which forms a cathode; bringing a solution (l) containing metal ions into contact with an anode-side portion of the solid electrolyte membrane (13); and causing, in a state where the solid electrolyte membrane (13) is in contact with the substrate (b), a current to flow from the anode (11) to the cathode so as to form a metal coating formed of the metal on the surface of the substrate (b). The metal coating is formed by repeating a current-flowing period (t) in which a current flows from the anode (11) to the cathode and a non-current-flowing period (n) in which a current does not flow between the anode (11) and the cathode.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174211

Vehicle control apparatus

The disclosure relates to a vehicle control apparatus. The apparatus executes a torque limit control for limiting an output torque of a vehicle to a torque equal to or smaller than a first torque when a torque limit condition is satisfied and a forced braking control for forcibly braking the vehicle when a forced braking condition is satisfied. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174174

Side airbag device-installed vehicle seat

A side airbag device-installed vehicle seat including: a side frame; a side airbag main body that is partitioned into a front bag section and a rear bag section, and in which a front portion of the rear bag section is positioned further toward the seat front side than the front flange portion at least in an inflated and deployed state; and an inner bag section that extends out from the front portion of the rear bag section, past a seat front of the front flange portion, and to a seat width direction inner side of the side frame, and in which an internal portion of the inner bag section in communication with the inside of the front portion of the rear bag section is supplied with gas from the inflator and inflates within the side section.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174160

Battery carrier

A battery carrier includes a base member, a clamp member, and a bolt. The base member has a recess of a concave cylindrical shape at a portion. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174152

Core unit and wire harness

A core unit includes a magnetic substance core formed in an annular shape, electric wires of plural phases being wound around the magnetic substance core at respective positions that are different from each other, and a restriction member that restricts the displacement of the electric wires about the axis of the magnetic substance core, the electric wires being wound around the magnetic substance core. The restriction member has a body fixed to one end of the magnetic substance core in the axial direction, and a plurality of cutout portions are formed in edge portions of the body, the cutout portions surround the respective electric wires wound around the magnetic substance core separately from the inside of the magnetic substance core in the radial direction.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174133

Vehicle rear monitoring system

A vehicle rear monitoring system (1) includes a camera (40) that captures an image of an area to a rear of a vehicle, and a processing unit (10) that processes the image captured by the camera. The processing unit (10) creates a first vehicle rear image that is displayed in a first display area (22a) that is a portion of a display area of a display device, when traveling forward, and creates a second vehicle rear image that is displayed in a second display area (22) that is within the display area of the display device and that is an area that includes the first display area and is larger than the first display area, when traveling backward.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174083

Vehicular fuel cell system and method of controlling the same

A vehicular fuel cell system includes a collision detector configured to detect collision on the front and rear sides of a vehicle, a high voltage unit arranged on one side of the front and rear sides of the vehicle, a high voltage controller arranged on the one side and configured to control the high voltage unit, a hydrogen supply unit arranged on the other side of the front and rear sides of the vehicle and configured to supply hydrogen to a fuel cell stack, and a supply valve controller arranged on the other side and configured to control a hydrogen supply valve, the hydrogen supply valve being configured to shut off a supply path of hydrogen from the hydrogen supply unit to the fuel cell stack.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174052

Vehicle door structure and method of manufacturing vehicle door

A vehicle door structure has a door inner panel; a bl inner rf that is made of a fiber reinforced resin and that, together with the door inner panel, forms a closed cross-section structure portion; and an up-stop member that is structured to include joined portions that are joined to the bl inner rf, and a rubber stopper that is disposed further toward a vehicle transverse direction outer side than the closed cross-section structure portion. A communication hole, that communicates an interior and an exterior of the closed cross-section structure portion and through which the up-stop member is inserted, is formed in the bl inner rf. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174045

Air-conditioning device for vehicle

Provided is an air-conditioning device for a vehicle, including: a cooling device configured to cool air passing through a duct; a heater core, which is arranged in the duct on a downstream side of airflow with respect to the cooling device, and is configured to use an engine coolant as a heat source to heat the air; a water valve provided in a coolant circulation system on an upstream side of the heater core; and a controller configured to control those components, in which the controller is configured to decrease an opening amount of the water valve in a predetermined cooling mode. The control is configured to, when the opening amount of the water valve is decreased, decrease a rotational speed of a compressor of the cooling device, and increase a target evaporator temperature of an evaporator of the cooling device, thereby decreasing cooling performance of the cooling device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170174034

Control device for vehicle suspension

A vehicle suspension includes a shock absorber whose damping coefficient is variable. A control device includes: a road surface input sensor that generates a first signal corresponding to a vertical movement of each wheel; a sprung mass behavior sensor that generates a second signal corresponding to a vertical movement of a vehicle body at a position of each wheel; and a control unit that controls the damping coefficient. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170173679

Die casting apparatus and die casting method

In a die casting apparatus, during feeding of molten metal by an electromagnetic pump, a molten metal level sensor repeatedly detects a during-feeding level of the molten metal stored in a molten metal holding furnace; a control unit corrects a molten metal feeding voltage to a during-feeding voltage based on the repeatedly detected during-feeding level of the molten metal such that an amount of the molten metal fed by the electromagnetic pump coincides with a prescribed amount; the control unit applies the during-feeding voltage to the electromagnetic pump to cause the electromagnetic pump to feed the molten metal from the molten metal holding furnace into a plunger sleeve; and casting is performed through an injecting operation in which the molten metal fed into the plunger sleeve is extruded by a plunger tip to be injected into a cavity.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/22/17 / #20170172823

Travelling apparatus

The travelling apparatus according to exemplary embodiments includes front wheels, which are driving wheels, an upper frame, first linear motion mechanisms configured to be extendable and retractable and couple the front wheels to the upper frame, middle wheels configured to be disposed at a back of the front wheels, second linear motion mechanisms configured to be extendable and retractable and couple a riding part to the middle wheels, rear wheels configured to be disposed at a back of the middle wheels, lower links configured to couple the middle wheels to the rear wheels, respectively, rear links configured to couple the lower links to the upper frame, and a third linear motion mechanism configured to change an angle between the upper frame and the rear links.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170170580

Ground terminal and wire harness

A ground terminal and a wire harness include a conductor connecting portion to which a linear conductor is connected, a plurality of fastening portions each of which is connected to the conductor connecting portion, is formed into a planar shape, and is capable of being fastened to a grounding surface through a fastening member in a state of facing the grounding surface, and a deformation portion that connects the fastening portions and is deformed more easily than the fastening portions. As a result, the ground terminal and the wire harness provide an effect of being properly fastened to the grounding surface.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170170530

Method of manufacturing nonaqueous secondary battery

A method of manufacturing a nonaqueous secondary battery includes: constructing a battery assembly with a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution, the nonaqueous electrolytic solution containing an unsaturated carbonate; activating the battery assembly to decompose a portion of the unsaturated carbonate such that a percentage of the unsaturated carbonate is adjusted to be 0.9 mass % or less with respect to 100 mass % of a total amount of the nonaqueous electrolytic solution; self-discharging the battery assembly to measure a voltage drop amount; and determining whether internal short-circuit occurs in the battery assembly based on the voltage drop amount.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170170467

All-solid-state battery and method for producing all-solid-state battery

The positive electrode active material layer has a first positive electrode active material represented by lixyypoz wherein, y represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of ni, mn and co, and a second positive electrode active material represented by lix′fey′poz′. The second positive electrode active material is (1) arranged as the sulfide solid electrolyte layer side part of the positive electrode active material layer (2) arranged on the surface of particles of the first positive electrode active material, or (3) arranged as the sulfide solid electrolyte layer side part of the positive electrode active material layer and arranged on the surface of particles of the first positive electrode active material.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170170464

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution at least held by the separator. The positive electrode has a positive electrode collector and a positive electrode mixture layer provided on the positive electrode collector. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170170005

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor region forming process, a cleaning process, a surface roughness uniformizing process, and an electrode forming process. As the semiconductor region forming process, semiconductor regions are formed such that a plurality of semiconductor regions with different ion injection amounts are exposed on one principal surface of a semiconductor substrate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170169942

Electric power receiving device and electric power transmission device

An electric power receiving device includes a ferrite, and a power receiving coil in which a hollow portion is formed. The power receiving coil is formed so as to surround a winding axis that extends in the thickness direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167605

Shift lever device

A shift lever device includes a shift knob, a rod member including a first portion. The rod member is configured to cancel limitations on changes in a shift position by moving in a first direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167596

Power transmission system for vehicle

By providing an auxiliary check valve in parallel with a check valve installed in an electric oil pump, it is possible to measure an oil temperature even when the check valve is stuck. A flow resistance of an oil passage of the auxiliary check valve is set so as to be larger than that of the check valve, and a minimum valve open pressure difference of the auxiliary check valve is set so as to be smaller than that of the check valve. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167594

Belt-driven continuously variable transmission

A belt-driven continuously variable transmission in which a collision noise of a broken chain belt can be suppressed is provided. In the transmission, a chain belt is applied to belt grooves of pulleys to transmit power therebetween, and a speed ratio is varied by changing a width of the belt groove of at least one of pulleys. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167593

Power transmission system for vehicle

A tolerance ring is arranged between an output-side rotary shaft and a rotor shaft. For this reason, even when looseness in a spline fitting portion of the output-side rotary shaft and rotor shaft is not filled, both the output-side rotary shaft and the rotor shaft are held by the tolerance ring so as not to rattle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167592

Power transmission system for vehicle

A tolerance ring is arranged between an output-side rotary shaft and a rotor shaft. For this reason, even when looseness in a spline fitting portion of the output-side rotary shaft and rotor shaft is not filled, both the output-side rotary shaft and the rotor shaft are held by the tolerance ring so as not to rattle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167591

Power transmission system for vehicle

A tolerance ring is arranged between an output-side rotary shaft and a rotor shaft. For this reason, even when looseness in a spline fitting portion of the output-side rotary shaft and rotor shaft is not filled, both the output-side rotary shaft and the rotor shaft are held by the tolerance ring so as not to rattle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167461

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device is configured to read a required operation point of the internal combustion engine at the moment of restart following after intermittent stoppage, and to execute, when it is determined that the required operation point belongs to a reduced-cylinder operation allowed region and also to a reduced-cylinder operation restricted region which lies on a high load side of the reduced-cylinder operation allowed region, an all-cylinder operation and then move into a reduced-cylinder operation. When it is determined that the required operation point belongs to the reduced-cylinder operation allowed region but not to the reduced-cylinder operation restricted region, the control device is configured to switch the engine to the reduced-cylinder operation without execution of the all-cylinder operation.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167425

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device is configured to calculate a basic accelerator request torque based on an accelerator opening degree detected by an accelerator opening degree sensor, and calculate a target acceleration increase amount based on relations between the target acceleration increase amount and an accelerator opening degree increase amount. Further, the control device is configured to calculate a torque increase amount correction amount based on the target acceleration increase amount, calculate a request engine torque based on the basic accelerator request torque and the torque increase amount correction amount, calculate a request injection amount based on the request engine torque, and control a fuel injection valve based on the request injection amount. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167418

Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine

In a control apparatus for use an internal combustion engine in which warming-up time air fuel ratio control is executed, the air fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the three-way catalyst is changed to an air fuel ratio higher by the predetermined amount, by using as a trigger the timing at which a measured value of an air fuel ratio sensor indicates a rich air fuel ratio. In addition, when the timing at which the measured value of the air fuel ratio sensor indicates the rich air fuel ratio is earlier than a reference timing, the starting-time-rich-air-fuel-ratio in the next and following warming-up time air fuel ratio control is corrected to an air fuel ratio which is higher than that in the current warming-up time air fuel ratio control.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167413

Fuel vapor processing apparatus

A fuel vapor processing apparatus includes an adsorbent canister, a vapor path connecting the adsorbent canister to a fuel tank, and a flow control valve disposed in the vapor path. The flow control valve is kept closed while a movement distance of a valve body from a predetermined initial position toward a valve opening direction is less than a predetermined distance. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167352

Deterioration diagnosis apparatus for selective catalytic reduction catalyst

In a deterioration diagnosis apparatus for a selective catalytic reduction (scr) catalyst in which when an air fuel ratio of a mixture to be combusted in an internal combustion engine is a lean air fuel ratio, inducement processing is executed which is to induce a water gas shift reaction in a pre-stage catalyst, by changing the air fuel ratio of the mixture from the lean air fuel ratio to a predetermined rich air fuel ratio, and diagnosis processing is executed which is to diagnose deterioration of the scr catalyst based on an output difference between two air fuel ratio sensors at the time of the execution of the inducement processing, when the scr catalyst is in a state of being subjected to sulfur poisoning resulting from the execution of the s purge processing of the pre-stage catalyst, diagnosis processing is not executed.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170167049

Sic single crystal and method for producing same

A sic single crystal comprising no polycrystals, and no cracking other than at the side edges is provided. A method for producing sic single crystal in which seed crystal held at bottom end face of holding shaft is contacted with si—c solution having temperature gradient to grow sic single crystal, wherein the contour of the end face of the holding shaft is smaller than the contour of the top face of the seed crystal, the top face of the seed crystal has center section held in contact with the entire surface of the end face of the holding shaft and outer peripheral section that is not in contact with the end face of the holding shaft, and carbon sheet is disposed on the top face of the seed crystal so as to cover at least the outer peripheral section, among the center section and the outer peripheral section.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166951

Method for designing probe in dna microarray, and dna microarray provided with probe designed thereby

Provided is a probe to be used in a dna microarray having an excellent detection rate of a polymorphism such as snp contained in genomic dna. A method for designing a probe according to the invention includes the steps of: specifying one or more regions covering at least a part of fragments flanked by restriction enzyme recognition sites recognized by a restriction enzyme, contained in genomic dna derived from an organism to be tested; and designing a probe for the specified one or more regions for detecting the fragment in the organism to be tested.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166254

Driving support device for vehicle

In a driving support device for a vehicle including a collision avoidance support system and a lane travel support system, a steering control amount is set while maintaining an appropriate relationship between both of the systems. A collision avoidance support control unit is configured to calculate a steering torque command value (tr1(n)) in accordance with a first characteristic in which an upper limit value (trmax1) and a gradient (k1) are set. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166202

Control apparatus for power transmission system

When an electrical continuously variable transmission malfunctions and the operation of an engine is stopped, an automatic transmission is caused to upshift. Therefore, when the rotation of the engine is stopped as a result of a stop of the operation, an at input rotation speed is decreased as compared to that before it is determined that there is a malfunction in the electrical continuously variable transmission. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166200

Drive control system for hybrid vehicle

A drive control system for a hybrid vehicle is provided to shift an operating mode smoothly to an electric vehicle mode in which an engine is stopped. A controller is configured to select the electric vehicle mode to be established from the first electric vehicle mode and the second electric vehicle mode upon satisfaction of the determination to shift the operating mode to the electric vehicle mode, to select the clutch to be engaged from the first clutch and the second clutch to establish the selected electric vehicle mode, and to stop the engine while engaging the selected clutch.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166194

Control system of power transmission system of vehicle

A control system of a power transmission system of a vehicle is provided. The power transmission system includes an electric motor for running the vehicle, and a mechanical speed change mechanism. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166191

Driving force control system for hybrid vehicle

A driving force control system for a hybrid vehicle is provided to reduce frequency of engagement and disengagement of engagement devices involved in a shifting operation to a hybrid mode. A controller is configured: to determine whether or not the engine is required to be started; to determine an operating mode to be established after starting the engine; to engage at least one of the first engagement device and the second engagement device to achieve the determined operating mode; and to start the engine while engaging said one of the first engagement device and the second engagement device.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166185

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus is provided with: a first controlling device that controls an internal combustion engine to switch an air fuel ratio after an air intake quantity of the internal combustion engine increases to a first predetermined quantity in switching the internal combustion engine from a first combustion mode to a second combustion mode, the air fuel ratio in the second combustion mode being larger than that in the first combustion mode; and a second controlling device that controls the internal combustion engine to perform a suppression operation for suppressing a decrease of a rotation number of the internal combustion engine during at least one portion of a predetermined period at which the air intake quantity increases due to the switching from the first combustion mode to the second combustion mode.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166184

Control system for power transmission system

During an upshift of an mechanical speed change mechanism, electric power generated by a first motor is reduced by a given electric power, from a start point of an inertia phase, such that an absolute value of the first motor torque is reduced, and an at input rotational speed becomes more likely to be reduced. Thus, the upshift of the mechanical speed change mechanism is made more likely to proceed, and variation of drive torque is suppressed.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166179

Brake negative pressure control device for vehicle

A brake negative pressure control device for a vehicle includes an ecu. The ecu is configured to (i) control a first fuel injection valve and a second fuel injection valve, when the ecu determines that a negative pressure in a negative pressure chamber is insufficient, such that a ratio of a fuel injection amount by the first fuel injection valve is decreased and a ratio of a fuel injection amount by the second fuel injection valve is increased; and (ii) control an opening degree of the throttle valve, when the ecu determines that the negative pressure in the negative pressure chamber is insufficient, such that the opening degree of the throttle valve at the time when the ecu determines that the negative pressure is insufficient is smaller than an opening degree of the throttle valve at the time when the ecu determines that the negative pressure is not insufficient.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166147

Voice recognition device and voice recognition system

A voice recognition device includes a recognition processor configured to perform a voice recognition process that recognizes an input voice, a memory that stores information indicating a condition of a vehicle in association with information indicating a target state of an in-vehicle device targeted when changing from the condition and information of voice notification for confirming the change, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to control the in-vehicle device to enter the target state corresponding to the condition when the vehicle is in the vehicle condition stored in the memory and an input voice is recognized as a response to the voice notification corresponding to the condition, and to stop the voice recognition process performed by the recognition processor when recognizing that the state of the in-vehicle device is the target state.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166124

Driving support device

A support processer performs driving support processing of outputting a warning when it is judged that there is a possibility of collision between a subject vehicle and another vehicle based on subject vehicle information acquired by a subject vehicle information acquirer and another vehicle information acquired by an another vehicle information acquirer. A subject vehicle information predictor predicts an arrival time required until a subject vehicle arrives at an intersection based on subject vehicle information. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166072

Vehicle and contactless power transfer system

A vehicle includes a power receiving device, a power storage device, and an electronic control unit. A power receiving unit is configured to contactlessly receive electric power from a power transmitting unit of a power transmission device located outside the vehicle. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166069

Electric power supply system

Disclosed herein is an electric power supply system in which two or more power converters are connected in parallel between a battery and a load apparatus, in which a battery temperature is increased rapidly in cases where the battery temperature is low. An electric power supply system 2 includes a battery 3, two voltage converters 10a, 10b, and a controller 9. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166059

Assembly structure of cluster panel integrated with onboard equipment

An assembly structure for assembling the cluster panel with a vehicle body, the cluster panel being integrated with onboard equipment, the vehicle body including a receiving portion that can receive the onboard equipment integrated with the cluster panel, and a sliding surface disposed below the receiving portion, the sliding surface extending for a prescribed length from a position on a vehicle interior side to a position on a farther side of the receiving portion; and the onboard equipment including a sliding contact portion that can come in sliding contact with the sliding surface when the onboard equipment integrated with the cluster panel is put into and taken out from the receiving portion.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/15/17 / #20170166048

Vehicle lower portion structure for a hybrid vehicle

A vehicle lower portion structure for a hybrid vehicle has a vehicle drive battery 32 that is mounted on top of the center floor panel 18 and on a vehicle lower side of a rear seat 26, a fuel tank 34 that is formed so as to include a tank main body portion 36 that is disposed on the vehicle lower side of the center floor panel 18 and an in-tunnel extension portion 38a that is disposed inside the floor tunnel 20 and communicates with the tank main body portion 36, and a fuel pump 40 that is provided at a position within the in-tunnel extension portion 38a where the fuel pump 40 is able to be extracted via an extraction hole 20c formed in the floor tunnel 20.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170163960

Disparity image generating device, disparity image generating method, and image

A disparity image generating device includes: a disparity image acquiring unit configured to acquire chronologically consecutive first and second disparity images based on an imaging result of an environment around a vehicle; a first correcting unit configured to optimize a disparity value of a first target pixel from among pixels configuring the first disparity image; a second correcting unit configured to optimize a disparity value of a second target pixel from among pixels configuring the second disparity image; and a disparity image generating unit configured to calculate a desired disparity image, based on a comparison between the first disparity image optimized by the first correcting unit and the second disparity image optimized by the second correcting unit.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170163110

Rotor of rotary electric machine

A rotor includes a rotor core and a permanent magnet. A core refrigerant passage is configured to guide refrigerant supplied from a shaft refrigerant passage to an outer peripheral end of the rotor core. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162970

Connector

A female connection terminal includes a first female terminal having a substantially cylindrical shape with openings at one end and another end, a second female terminal having a substantially cylindrical shape with openings at one end and another end, and a coupling spring coupling together the first female terminal and the second female terminal at the other end of the first female terminal and the other end of the second female terminal. The coupling spring connects the first female terminal and the second female terminal to each other without, when viewed from an upper side, overlapping at least one of the openings of the first female terminal on the other end side and at least one of the openings of the second female terminal on the other end side.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162913

Spirally-wound electrode and method of manufacturing spirally-wound electrode

In a spirally-wound electrode, in a first region, short sides of first and second separator sheets on an inner side are aligned with each other. In a second region, a negative electrode sheet, the first separator sheet, a positive electrode sheet, and the second separator sheet are arranged from an inner side toward an outer side in a radial direction. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162912

Lithium-ion secondary battery and manufacturing method thereof

A lithium-ion secondary battery (100) includes a wound electrode body (80), a nonaqueous electrolyte, and a box-shaped case (50). The wound electrode body includes a positive electrode (10), a negative electrode (20), and a separator (40). ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162902

Composite solid electrolyte

A composite solid electrolyte with excellent formability and chemical stability and high lithium ion conductivity. The composite solid electrolyte may comprise an oxide-based solid electrolyte and a sulfide-based solid electrolyte, wherein the oxide-based solid electrolyte is (li7−3y−z, aly)(la3)(zr2−z, mz)o12 (where m is at least one element selected from the group consisting of nb and ta; y is a number in a range of 0≦y<0.22; and z is a number in a range of 0≦z≦2), and wherein the sulfide-based solid electrolyte is vlix—(1−v)((1−w)li2s—wp2s5) (where x is a halogen element; v is a number in a range of 0<v<1; and w is a number in a range of 0.125≦w≦0.30).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162882

Fuel cell and manufacturing method for fuel cell

A fuel cell includes; a membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly, first and second separators sandwiching the membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly; a sealing member having a resin-made base material, a first adhesive layer bonding one surface of the base material to the first separator, and a second adhesive layer bonding the other surface of the base material to the second separator; and an adhering portion bonding an inner periphery of the one surface of the base material to the periphery of the electrolyte membrane. The first and second adhesive layers are separated from the adhering portion, no other adhesive component than an adhering portion is provided in the base material between the inner periphery of the base material and the first and second adhesive layers, and a linear expansion coefficient of the base material is smaller than any of those of the first and second adhesive layers.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162866

Non-aqueous secondary battery

A non-aqueous secondary battery includes a positive electrode composite material layer. In a cross-section in a direction of thickness of the positive electrode composite material layer, the positive electrode composite material layer includes a first region including one end portion in a direction intersecting with the direction of thickness, a second region including the other end portion, and a third region lying between the first region and the second region. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162856

Method for producing active material composite

A method for producing an active material composite for all-solid-state lithium secondary batteries, the active material composite having a lithium niobate-containing coating layer on an active material surface, and the production method being able to decrease the content of a nitrogen element derived from a niobic acid raw material in the coating layer of the active material composite thus produced, and to decrease the reaction resistance of an all-solid-state lithium battery using the active material composite. The active material composite production method may comprise: preparing a coating liquid containing a peroxo complex of niobium and a lithium element, by use of a niobic acid in which a content of a nitrogen element contained as an impurity is 0.1% by mass or less, and forming the lithium niobate-containing coating layer on the active material surface by use of the coating liquid.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162854

Stacked all-solid-state battery

A stacked all-solid-state battery includes: a stacked body including stacked power generation elements each having a cathode current collector layer and so on; and an antecedent short circuit layer arranged outside the stacked body. In the battery, at least one of the cathode current collector layer and the anode current collector layer includes a fuse portion that fuses by overcurrent, the antecedent short circuit layer includes a first metal layer, a second metal layer and an aluminum layer provided between the first and second metal layers and including an oxide film on its surface; the elements have a parallel connection to each other, and the first and second metal layers are respectively and electrically connected with the cathode and anode current collector layers.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162681

Igbt

An igbt includes a rectangular trench including first to fourth trenches and a gate electrode arranged inside of the rectangular trench. An n-type emitter region includes a first emitter region being in contact with the first trench, and a second emitter region being in contact with the third trench. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162680

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device may include a trench, a gate insulating film covering the trench, first conductive type career-injected regions intermittently appearing along a predetermined direction, a first conductive type drift region continuously present along the predetermined direction, a second conductive type body region filling a gap between the career-injected regions as seen along the predetermined direction, and a gate electrode disposed in the trench. A front end surface located on the front surface side of the gate electrode may include a first end surface at a portion of the gate electrode opposing the career-injected regions via the gate insulating film, and a second end surface at least a part of a portion of the gate electrode opposing the body region in the gap. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162563

Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes: a plurality of trenches provided in an upper surface of a semiconductor substrate; trench electrodes each provided in a corresponding one of the trenches; a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type provided in a first range interposed between adjacent ones of the trenches; a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type; a third semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type; an interlayer insulation film provided on the upper surface of the semiconductor substrate and including a plurality of contact holes; a first conductor layer provided in each of the contact holes; and a surface electrode provided on the interlayer insulation film and connected to each of the first conductor layers.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162482

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element and an electrically conductive member. The semiconductor element is configured to allow an electric current to flow from a first electrode to a second electrode and prevent an electric current flowing from the second electrode to the first electrode. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170162462

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes: a sealing body that seals a first semiconductor element and a second semiconductor element; first heat-radiating members exposed at a front surface of the sealing body; second heat-radiating members exposed at a back surface of the sealing body; first signal terminals electrically connected to the first semiconductor element, and projecting from a top surface of the sealing body in a first direction; and second signal terminals electrically connected to the second semiconductor elements, and projecting from the top surface of the sealing body in the first direction. The top surface of the sealing body includes a first inclined surface, a second inclined surface, and a boundary line or a boundary range located therebetween. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170160893

User interface evaluation device and user interface evaluation method

A user interface evaluation device comprises a design information acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a plurality of components arranged on a user interface screen of the software; a component recognition resource acquisition unit configured to acquire, for each component, component recognition resources which are resources required for recognizing the respective components; and a conformity probability estimation unit configured to calculate, using a probability density function with a total sum of the acquired component recognition resources as a random variable, conformity probability which is a probability that necessary recognition resources which are resources required for recognizing information output on the user interface screen meet predetermined requirements.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170160552

Vehicular information display apparatus

A vehicular information display apparatus includes: a head-up display unit and a controller configured to change an arrangement of information in the vehicle information image that includes vehicle information image that includes a first region, and a second region. The first region includes a first image portion representing current vehicle speed information. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159814

Driving system for vehicle

In a region in which a rate of change in slip ratio of a transmission belt with respect to a change in input torque exceeds a permissible slip ratio rate of change set in advance, a steep change in the slip ratio is suppressed by limiting the rate of change in the input torque.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159801

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a first motor, a second motor, a first planetary gear mechanism, a second planetary gear mechanism, a battery, and an electronic control unit. The first planetary gear mechanism includes a first rotating element, a second rotating element, and a third rotating element. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159797

Power transfer device

A flange portion of a reservoir plate is provided with a holding portion that holds a working oil supply pipe disposed on a converter housing and that is composed of an overhanging portion formed so as to overhang toward the converter housing and a dented portion formed in the overhanging portion along the working oil supply pipe. Consequently, it is possible to reduce the number of components and achieve better assembly compared to a configuration in which another member such as a clamp member is used to hold the working oil supply pipe. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159786

Torsional vibration reduction device

A torsional vibration reduction device that is provided inside of a fluid power transmitting device that has a driving side member that generates a fluid flow, and a driven side member that is driven by the fluid flow, includes a rolling element configured to move in a reciprocating manner according to a variation in torque; a retaining member that has a rolling chamber configured to house the rolling element in a manner that enables the rolling element to move in a reciprocating manner; and a housing configured to shield the rolling element and the rolling chamber from fluid inside of the fluid power transmitting device. The retaining member is enclosed and fixed inside the housing, and the housing is fixed to the driven side member.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159729

Control apparatus for vehicle

A vehicle includes a continuously variable transmission, a gear mechanism and a controller. The continuously variable transmission and the gear mechanism are provided in parallel with each other between an input shaft and an output shaft. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159715

Propeller shaft

A propeller shaft includes a first shaft, a second shaft, a slide joint, a bearing, an annular member, and a first stopper portion. The annular member is placed between an outer peripheral surface of a thin shaft portion and an inner peripheral surface of the bearing. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159592

Control system of internal combustion engine

The internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust purification catalyst and a downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor which is arranged at a downstream side of the exhaust purification catalyst. The control system performs feedback control so that the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust purification catalyst becomes a target air-fuel ratio and performs learning control which corrects the control center air-fuel ratio based on the output air-fuel ratio of the downstream side air-fuel ratio sensor. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159586

Abnormality diagnosis device and abnormality diagnosis method for supercharger

The present invention provides an abnormality diagnosis device and an abnormality diagnosis method for a supercharger. In the abnormality diagnosis processing performed by an electronic control unit, a determination of having an abnormality of a turbo charger is made according to the fact that an actual supercharging pressure becomes equal to above the upper-limit supercharging pressure for preventing the over-speed rotation of the turbo charger. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159584

Control device for internal combustion engine

A control device determines an operation amount of an actuator that regulates an intake air amount, on the basis of operation conditions of an internal combustion engine. The control device is configured to calculate an index value of a piston temperature of the internal combustion engine, and correct the operation amount to an operation amount that increases the intake air amount, when the calculated index value is a value corresponding to a higher temperature of the piston temperature than a threshold value of the index value corresponding to an upper limit threshold value of the piston temperature, at a time of deceleration in which an engine speed of the internal combustion engine decreases. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170159545

Engine cooling device for vehicle

An engine cooling device for a vehicle of the present invention includes: an engine cooling circuit that circulates a cooling liquid to an engine and a heat exchanger; a reservoir tank that is connected to the engine cooling circuit, and that stores the cooling liquid to absorb pressure changes within the engine cooling circuit; at least one or more cooling liquid circulating circuits that circulates the cooling liquid to devices installed in the vehicle; a switching section that selectively switches between either of a communicating state of communicating the engine cooling circuit and the cooling liquid circulating circuit, and a cut-off state of cutting-off the engine cooling circuit and the cooling liquid circulating circuit; and a control section that, in a case in which an ignition switch is turned off, controls the switching section such that the communicating state is set.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170158982

Lubricating oil composition and method for producing same

The lubricating oil composition of the present invention is a lubricating oil composition containing a lubricating base oil, a metal-based detergent, a molybdenum dialkyldithiocarbamate compound, and a boron-containing compound, wherein the metal-based detergent contains a calcium salicylate and at least one selected from the group consisting of a calcium sulfonate and a magnesium-based detergent; the lubricating oil composition arbitrarily contains an ashless friction modifier; the content of a calcium atom is 0.12 to 0.16 mass % on the basis of the whole amount of the lubricating oil composition; the content of a molybdenum atom is 0.05 to 0.10 mass % on the basis of the whole amount of the lubricating oil composition; and a predetermined coefficient x is less than 0.050.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170158188

Hybrid vehicle

When an accelerator operating speed is greater than a quick depression threshold value, a start threshold value is set to a value that is smaller than a selection threshold value between a single-drive mode and a double-drive mode in an ev drive mode. Then, when a required torque becomes greater than the start threshold value, an engine is started.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170158155

Vehicle occupant protection device

A vehicle occupant protection device including: an airbag constructed as an integrated bag body that is deployed in an area including a front side of a head portion of a vehicle occupant, and in an area including both left and right sides of the head portion of the vehicle occupant; and an airbag case that includes a box-shaped case main body provided on a seat rear side of a headrest main body, in which the airbag is housed in a folded state, and whose upper portion opens up during an inflation and deployment of the airbag, and a reaction force plate that is provided in a lower portion side of the case main body, and is formed by a component having greater rigidity than the case main body, and that supports the airbag from the seat rear side during the inflation and deployment of the airbag.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170158154

Airbag device for front passenger seat

An airbag device for a front passenger seat includes a front passenger seat airbag main body, a center airbag portion, an actuator and a control section. The actuator is configured to switch a strap between a first state and a second state. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170158153

Vehicle sun visor

A vehicle sun visor including: a sun visor main body that is formed in a substantially rectangular plate shape that extends in a vehicle transverse direction, the sun visor main body having one long-side edge portion that is pivotably supported at a front portion of a ceiling inside a vehicle cabin, and the sun visor main body being set in a storage position along the ceiling as a result of another long-side edge portion being pivoted towards a vehicle body rear side; and a protruding portion that is formed on a bottom surface of the sun visor main body in a case in which the sun visor main body has been set in the storage position, and that protrudes towards a vehicle bottom side when seen in a side view from the vehicle transverse direction.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170158127

Driving support device

When a support ecu detects a crossing object approaching so as to cross a travel path toward which an own vehicle is heading, the support ecu calculates an object speed vx, which is the speed of the crossing object. When the object speed vx is more than a speed threshold vref, the support ecu delivers an alert at a timing at which a margin period tx becomes equal to or less than a time threshold tref. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170158039

Vehicle floor structure

A vehicle floor structure comprises a floor panel made from fiber reinforced resin; a pair of framework members made of metal, the pair of framework members extend in a vehicle front-rear direction with the floor panel interposed at vehicle width direction inner sides of the pair of framework members, and both end portions in a vehicle width direction of the floor panel are joined to the pair of framework members; and a cross member made of metal, and the cross member extends in the vehicle width direction, both end portions in the vehicle width direction of the cross member are joined to the pair of framework members.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170158018

Air source device

An air source device includes: a tank; a compressor; an intake valve; and an ecu configured to acquire an intake amount, which is an amount of air sucked from an outside and supplied to the tank by the compressor, based on an increasing amount of a tank pressure, which is a pressure of the air accommodated in the tank, the increasing amount being an increasing amount from a time point when the intake valve is estimated to be changed from a closed state to an opened state.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170157765

Workpiece support system

A workpiece support system includes: a workpiece support device that supports a workpiece by a support body having a support that comes in contact with the workpiece; and a robot that is separately provided outside the workpiece support device and moves the support, wherein the support is configured to be movable within a predetermined range and lockable at an arbitrary position, and wherein, by grasping a part of the locked support body, the robot unlocks the support and moves the unlocked support according to the shape of the workpiece.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170157642

Granulated body manufacturing apparatus and method

A granulated body manufacturing apparatus includes: a housing that includes a cylindrical internal space, is disposed so that a center axis direction of the internal space is horizontal, and houses a raw material for a granulated body inside the internal space; an agitation blade that is provided along an inner circumferential surface of the internal space, and upon being rotated around the center axis, scoops up the raw material accumulated in a bottom portion of the internal space and makes the raw material fall down from an upper position inside the internal space; and a crossing blade including a wire having a wire diameter not exceeding 0.3 mm, the wire being provided at a position in a range, inside the internal space, in which the crossing blade does not come into contact with the agitation blade, and being looped around a framework body that rotates around the center axis.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/08/17 / #20170157602

Method of making a particulate filter carry a catalyst

A gel which contains a component of a catalyst is prepared. The gel and another gel are arranged in layers at a position which faces open ends of exhaust flow passages of a wall flow-type particulate filter. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170155350

Power supply device

A power supply device includes: a first electric power line; a second electric power line; a first boost converter; a second boost converter; a first current sensor; a second current sensor; a third current sensor; and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to determine that a third switching element of the second boost converter has an on-failure when a battery current is a value at a time of being discharged from a battery, a first reactor current is a value at a time of passing from a side of a second positive electrode line to a side of a first center point, and a second reactor current is a value at a time of passing from a side of a second center point to a side of a second positive electrode line.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170155256

All-solid-state secondary battery system

An all-solid-state secondary battery system comprising: a sealed battery having formed by housing, in an outer package, a stacked battery; a jig adapted to constrain the sealed battery in the stacking direction; one or more contact pressure sensors provided at least either between an outermost layer surface of the stacked battery and the outer package or in the inside of the stacked battery; one or more gas pressure sensors provided in a space inside the outer package; and a control device adapted to stop charging by judging as an overcharge state only when the change in contact pressure sensed by at least one of the contact pressure sensors is equal to or more than a threshold value, and the change in gas pressure sensed by at least one of the gas pressure sensors is equal to or more than the threshold value.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170155170

Method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte

A method for producing a sulfide glass ceramic, including reacting a lithium compound, a phosphorus compound and a halogen compound in a solvent that contains a hydrocarbon and an ether compound to produce a sulfide glass that contains a li element, a p element, a s element and one or more halogen elements, and heating the sulfide glass to produce a sulfide glass ceramic.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170155168

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

A sulfide solid electrolyte material has favorable ion conductivity and resistance to reduction. The sulfide solid electrolyte material includes a peak at a position of 2θ=29.86°±1.00° in x-ray diffraction measurement using a cukα ray, and a composition of li2y+3ps4 (0.1≦y≦0.175).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170155135

Positive electrode active material and lithium ion secondary cell using same

The positive electrode active material disclosed herein includes a base portion including a lithium transition metal complex oxide having a layered crystal structure, and a coating portion including an electroconductive oxide having a layered crystal structure. A smaller angle θ formed by a stacking plane direction of the lithium transition metal complex oxide and a stacking plane direction of the electroconductive oxide satisfies the following conditions: an average angle θave. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170155134

Positive electrode active material for use in lithium ion secondary cell

The positive electrode active material for use in a lithium ion secondary cell disclosed herein includes: a base portion formed of a lithium transition metal complex oxide capable of occluding and releasing lithium ions; and a coating portion formed on at least part of a surface of the base portion, the coating portion being formed of an electrically conductive oxide with a perovskite structure including, as constituent elements, cobalt and at least one of manganese and nickel.. . ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170155127

All-solid-state battery system

The all-solid-state battery system that has an all-solid-state battery, the all-solid-state battery having a positive electrode active material layer, a solid electrolyte layer and a negative electrode active material layer, and a control device that controls the lower limit discharge potential of the positive electrode active material layer of the all-solid-state battery. The positive electrode active material layer and/or the solid electrolyte layer have a sulfide solid electrolyte. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170155125

Electrode plate manufacturing method and electrode plate manufacturing apparatus

An electrode plate manufacturing method of the present disclosure uses an electrode plate manufacturing apparatus including: a first roll and a second roll facing each other at a first position; and a third roll facing the second roll at a second position, and the manufacturing method rotates the first to the third rolls, feeds an electrode material at the first position, and brings a current collecting foil to pass through the second position. The electrode plate manufacturing apparatus includes: a flow passage roll having a flow passage thereinside and an outer circumferential surface disposed to be in contact with an outer circumferential surface of at least one of the first roll, the second roll, and the third roll; and a circulating unit circulating a fluid through the flow passage. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170154885

Nitride semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

A nitride semiconductor device includes a conductive substrate and a nitride semiconductor layer. The nitride semiconductor layer is disposed on the conductive substrate. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170154837

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor module. The semiconductor module includes a package made of resin. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170154833

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device capable of carrying out temperature detection appropriately by a temperature sensor is provided. In a semiconductor device disclosed herein, a first width of a first portion within a front surface insulating film (that is, part located in an upper part of an active region among a part extending along a first side of a front surface electrode that is closer to the temperature sensor) is wider than a second width of a second portion within the front surface insulating film (that is, part located in the upper part of the active region among a part extending along a second side of the front surface electrode).. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170153112

Facility output system, facility output method, and facility output program

Facility output systems, methods, and programs specify a purpose for which a user utilizes a facility, based on information input by the user and a facility type that enables the specified purpose to be achieved, based on stored purpose information. The stored purpose information includes facility type and the purpose that is achievable by using the facility type. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170152947

Transfer for vehicle

A transfer includes: an input shaft; an output shaft; a high-low switching mechanism; an output member whose output destination is different from output destination of the output shaft; a clutch for transmitting a power to the output member; a first transmitting mechanism for transmitting movement of an internally threaded member to the clutch; and a drum cam having a cam groove. The cam groove includes a first inclined section that causes the high-low switching mechanism to be switched between a high-speed gear stage and a low-speed gear stage, and a second inclined section that causes the first transmitting mechanism to be switched between (i) a separated position in which the first transmitting mechanism is separated from the clutch and (ii) a contact position in which the first transmitting mechanism is in contact with the clutch, while the high-speed gear stage is established in the high-low switching mechanism.. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170152921

Vehicular automatic transmission

A vehicular automatic transmission includes a plurality of engagement devices and a plurality of planetary gear sets. Each of the planetary gear sets includes rotating elements. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170152871

Actuator

There is provided an actuator that can prevent a decrease in strength of a plate due to hydrolysis. The actuator is provided with a diaphragm which divides an inside of a casing into a negative pressure chamber and an atmospheric pressure chamber, a resin plate which is provided inside the negative pressure chamber to contact with the diaphragm, and an operating shaft having one side connected to the plate and the diaphragm and the other side extended outside the casing through the atmospheric pressure chamber, the operating shaft capable of being displaced in the axial direction according to the deformation of the diaphragm. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170152795

Internal combustion engine

A heat shield film is formed on a bottom surface of a cylinder head and a heat shield film is formed on an inner peripheral surface of a small diameter hole portion. The film is a thermal spraying film made from the same film material. ... Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

06/01/17 / #20170152790

Control apparatus for internal combustion engine

A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine that includes an intercooler and an electrically driven water pump configured to circulate cooling water so as to