Abstract: A hair/scalp care method includes a washing step of washing a target head part that is one or both of hair and a scalp of a human body, a drying step of drying the target head part that has been washed in the washing step, and a fine water particle application step of applying fine water particles having a size of 50 nanometers or less to the target head part. By applying the fine water particles to the target head part, damage to the target head part can be reduced or the damaged target head part can be repaired. Further, when an agent is used, an effect brought by the agent can be enhanced by applying the fine water particles to the target head part.
Abstract: A notification device detecting a predetermined action of a driver of a vehicle in which travel is controlled by an autonomous driving system from a driver image including a face region representing a face of the driver and outputting a confidence rate indicating a certainty in the detection, specifying a message for inhibiting a control ending action which possibly follows the detected action and corresponds to an ending condition of control by the autonomous driving system, and notifying the driver of the specified message through an output device when an effectiveness level is higher than a predetermined notification threshold, the effectiveness level calculated by multiplying the confidence rate by a first probability of the control ending action being inhibited when notifying the driver of the specified message or by a second probability of the control ending action being performed when not notifying the driver of the specified message.
July 12, 2023
February 29, 2024
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN CORPORATION
Kenta YAMADA, Takuhiro OMI, Hiroshi MORIMOTO, Udara Eshan MANAWADU
Abstract: A vehicle roof structure includes a frame and a deflector device. The frame defines an opening portion opened and closed by a movable panel. The deflector device includes a deflector and a torsion spring. The frame includes a first spring support portion supporting a first arm of the torsion spring in such a way as to be movable in a front-rear direction. The deflector includes a second spring support portion supporting a coil portion and a second arm of the torsion spring, and a holding portion that can hold the first arm. The first spring support portion includes a guide surface. Under a condition that the holding portion holds the first arm, when the deflector rotates toward a retracted position, the first arm slides on the guide surface, and is thereby shifted to a state of being supported by the first spring support portion.
Abstract: A position displacing device has a processor configured to set a recommendation range of the seat position, capable of displacing the seat position to a manual control position representing the seat position when a driver is operating a vehicle manually within a predetermined time, based on the manual control position, set an intermediate position between the manual control position and an automatic control position set within the recommendation range, and determine whether a level to which the driver is contributing to driving is equal to or below a predetermined reference threshold based on information that describes physical condition of the driver, wherein the seat position is displaced from the automatic control position to the intermediate position when the seat position is at the automatic control position and it is determined that the level to which the driver is contributing to driving is equal to or below the reference threshold.
July 26, 2023
February 29, 2024
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN CORPORATION
Abstract: There are provided a route search device and a computer program that can search for a recommended route for a user to move to a destination from a parking location after the user parks a vehicle in a parking lot. Specifically, a parking lot network is obtained which is a network representing a route that can be selected in a parking lot by the user with moving means used after getting out of the vehicle; an in-building network is obtained which is a network representing a route that can be selected in a building by the user with the moving means used after getting out of the vehicle; and a recommended route from a parking location where the vehicle is parked in the parking lot to a destination present in the building is searched using a network obtained by connecting the parking lot network to the in-building network.
Abstract: An occupant detection device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire, based on an intensity of a reflected wave generated when a transmission wave transmitted toward an interior of a moving body is reflected by an object present in the interior, point cloud information indicating a three-dimensional-coordinate position of the object moving in the interior as a point cloud including a plurality of detection points; a generation unit configured to generate, based on the point cloud information, a seat row map for each seat row including a plurality of seating regions, the seat row map indicating a distribution of the detection points in a plane region corresponding to an arrangement direction of the plurality of seating regions and a height direction of the moving body; a setting unit configured to set, on the seat row map, an upper end line along an upper end portion of a plane point cloud including two or more of the detection points; and an estimation unit configured to estimate the number of occ
Abstract: A vehicle ramp device includes a ramp plate deployed at a lower end of a door opening, a moving body moving in a deploying or retracting direction of the ramp plate, a support arm rotatably connected to the ramp plate and the moving body to allow a rear end portion of the ramp plate to be lifted up when the ramp plate is deployed, a fall prevention member rotatably connected to the ramp plate, an urging member urging the fall prevention member to make it stand on a side end portion of the ramp plate, and a pressing member abutting against the fall prevention member that moves downward together with the ramp plate having been lifted up based on a rotation of the support arm and pressing the fall prevention member to bend it on a top surface of the ramp plate against an urging force of the urging member.
Abstract: A vehicular door device includes an inclinable lever provided at an open-side end portion of a door opening being opened and closed by a door, based on an operation of a link mechanism formed of first and second link arms, a biasing member that biases the inclinable lever and holds the inclinable lever in an erect state, and a check mechanism that engages with the inclinable lever in the erect state by movement of the door to a full opened position, and holds the door at the full opened position. The first link arm is provided at a position close to the open-side end portion of the door opening by an opening operation of the door, and the check mechanism is provided integrally with the first link arm. Then, the inclinable lever is stored in a clearance between the door and the open-side end portion of the door opening.
Abstract: A body information acquisition device includes: a skeleton point detection unit configured to detect a skeleton point of a person included in a captured image; a body information acquisition unit configured to acquire body information of the person based on detection of the skeleton point; and an imaging state determination unit configured to determine whether an imaging state of the person reflected in the captured image corresponds to a specific imaging state specified based on a predetermined evaluation index value, in which the body information acquisition unit does not acquire the body information based on the detection of the skeleton point when the imaging state corresponds to the specific imaging state.
Abstract: A semiconductor device including a power supply circuit to supply power to a circuit formed on a main substrate equipped with a circuit module is made smaller in size. A semiconductor device includes: a circuit module including a module substrate and a circuit element mounted on the module substrate; and a main substrate on which the circuit module is mounted. The semiconductor device further includes a power supply circuit to supply power to at least a circuit formed on the module substrate. The power supply circuit includes: a voltage generating circuit to output a predetermined output voltage; a first capacitor; and a second capacitor larger in capacity than the first capacitor. The voltage generating circuit and the first capacitor are mounted on the module substrate. The second capacitor is mounted on the main substrate.
Abstract: A control device is configured to perform torque response slip control for bringing an engagement device into a slip engaged state so that transfer torque of the engagement device has a magnitude corresponding to required torque, shift control for shifting the shift speed of an automatic transmission, and transfer torque limit control for limiting the transfer torque of the engagement device to a value equal to or less than a limit value smaller than the required torque, the required torque being torque that is required to be transferred from the rotating electrical machine side to the automatic transmission via the engagement device that connects and disconnects power transmission between the rotating electrical machine and the automatic transmission. The control device performs the transfer torque limit control instead of the torque response slip control in a case where the torque response slip control is being performed when performing the shift control.
Abstract: There is provided a technique that can provide a user with guidance on information related to a given region, before the user enters the given region. A map display system includes a current location obtaining part that obtains a current location of a vehicle; a planned travel route obtaining part that obtains a planned travel route of the vehicle; a map information obtaining part that obtains map information; an entry detecting part that detects, based on the current location and the map information, an entry of the vehicle into a first region classified by first classification; and a guidance part that provides, when an entry of the vehicle into the first region is detected, guidance on information about a second region which is a region in which the planned travel route is present among regions classified by second classification for subdividing the first region.
Abstract: A vehicle drive apparatus includes: a rotary electric machine disposed on a first axis; a differential gear mechanism disposed on a second axis; an output member disposed on the second axis; an inverter device; and a case. The case is a single-piece case internally including: a first housing chamber housing the rotary electric machine; and a second housing chamber housing the inverter device and divided from the first housing chamber with a partition. At least a specified portion of the output member is housed in the first housing chamber. A location of the specified portion in an axial direction overlaps with the rotary electric machine. The partition is provided between the specified portion and the inverter device.
Abstract: A vehicle drive device includes: a rotating electrical machine that functions as a driving force source for wheels; an input member drivingly connected to rotating electrical machine; a pair of output members each drivingly connected to wheel; a differential gear mechanism that distributes rotation transmitted from rotating electrical machine to pair of output members; a transmission gear mechanism that drivingly connects input member and differential gear mechanism; a hydraulic pump that includes a pump rotor and chamber housing the pump rotor and that supplies oil to at least the rotating electrical machine; and a case. The case includes a partition portion that separates in an axial direction a first housing chamber housing rotating electrical machine and a second housing chamber housing transmission gear mechanism and differential gear mechanism). Pump chamber is formed in partition wall so as to be located between first and second housing chambers in the axial direction.
Abstract: A parking assistance device includes: a calculation unit that calculates a target speed with passage of time until a vehicle is moved to a parking target position; an event detection unit that detects an event that is a predetermined event indicating a timing of recalculation of the target speed; and an acquisition unit that acquires a current actual speed of the vehicle. Then, when the event is detected, the calculation unit recalculates the target speed to match the target speed with the current actual speed of the vehicle.
Abstract: A low friction wear film includes a chromium layer provided on a surface of a metal substrate, a tungsten carbide layer provided on a surface of the chromium layer, and a diamond-like carbon layer as a top layer provided on a surface of the tungsten carbide layer. The tungsten carbide layer includes a chromium-tungsten carbide gradient layer and a tungsten carbide uniform layer. In the tungsten carbide layer, a tungsten-concentrated layer in which a tungsten simple substance is present is not provided at a boundary between the chromium-tungsten carbide gradient layer and the tungsten carbide uniform layer.
Abstract: Two inverters (10) provided at respective both ends of open-end windings (8) are appropriately controlled. As control regions (R) of a rotating electrical machine (80), a first speed region (VR1) and a second speed region (VR2) in which the rotational speed of the rotating electrical machine (80) is higher than in the first speed region (VR1) for the same torque are set, and in the second speed region (VR2), a rotating electrical machine control device (1) controls both inverters (10), a first inverter (11) and a second inverter (12), by mixed pulse width modulation control in which control is performed such that a plurality of pulses with different patterns are outputted during a first period (T1) which is a half cycle of electrical angle, and an inactive state continues during a second period (T2) which is the other half cycle.
September 29, 2020
Date of Patent:
February 20, 2024
AISIN CORPORATION, NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Abstract: An input member and a differential gear mechanism include a part arranged on an axial first side with respect to a rotary electric machine. The differential gear mechanism is connected to first wheel via shaft member including part that is arranged on axial second side with respect to differential gear mechanism. A case includes an outer peripheral support portion that is formed along core outer peripheral surface that is an outer peripheral surface of stator core, and that supports core outer peripheral surface in radial direction. A notch portion in which outer peripheral support portion is notched over entire area of arrangement area of stator core in an axial direction is formed in outer peripheral support portion, and notch portion is arranged at position that is between core outer peripheral surface and shaft member in radial direction, and that overlaps shaft member as seen in radial direction along radial direction.
Abstract: A vehicle spat device includes: a housing; a spat that adjusts an airflow toward a wheel of a vehicle by being displaced between a storage position at which the spat is stored in the housing and a deployed position at which the spat is deployed from the housing; a drive link that rotates between a position at which the spat is disposed at the storage position and a position at which the spat is disposed at the deployed position; and a transmission link that is coupled to the drive link and the spat in a relatively rotatable manner and transmits power of the drive link to the spat. When an external force acts on the spat, the transmission link moves to change a relative position between the drive link and the spat by the external force, and retracts the spat in a direction toward the housing.
Abstract: A seat device includes a massage mechanism configured to massage a first muscle and a vibration generation mechanism configured to administer a vibratory stimulus having a frequency that causes muscle tone to a second muscle, the second muscle being an antagonist muscle of the first muscle.