Abstract: A protrusion is formed on a first part of an inner-cabin side wall of an installation base member of a protector with a sensor. The first part is closer to a connecting wall than a second part opposite the first part. The protrusion is on a virtual line in cross section. The virtual line is where convex substances, keys for example, hanging on passengers' clothes conceivably pass through. The virtual line extends toward a connecting point from a rear part of an automobile body closer to an interior of the automobile body than a reference line. The reference line is parallel with a direction in which a flange protrudes and extends from the connecting point. The connecting point is a part of an inner-cabin side end of a hollow part closest to an interior of the automobile body. The inner-cabin side end is connected with the installation base member.
Abstract: A rotor that includes a shaft; a rotor core that is attached to the shaft and that is configured of a plurality of electric steel plates that are stacked; and a permanent magnet that is embedded in the rotor core, wherein: a coolant supply port that supplies a coolant to the rotor core is provided in the shaft, and at least two electric steel plates of the plurality of electric steel plates each include a first portion that has a first thickness in a rotational axis direction and a second portion that has a second thickness in the rotational axis direction, which is thinner than the first portion, the second portion extending in a radial direction and configuring a flow path through which the coolant supplied from the coolant supply port of the shaft flows.
Abstract: A magnetic field generator includes a refrigerating machine, a cold head, a superconductor which is formed in a cylindrical shape, a cold head extension portion which extends from the cold head and is brought into thermal contact with the superconductor at its extended end; and a vacuum heat insulating container having an internal space in which the cold head, the cold head extension portion, and the superconductor are received. The superconductor has a room temperature bore space, which is formed on its inner peripheral side along an axial direction of the superconductor, and is spatially isolated from the internal space of the vacuum heat insulating container. The room temperature bore space has both ends communicating to an outside of the magnetic field generator.
Abstract: A grille shutter includes a frame, a fin supported by the frame, and brackets that are arranged respectively on opposite sides of the frame in the vehicle right-left direction and used for attaching the frame to a vehicle body. Each of the brackets is partially provided with a fragile portion.
November 13, 2019
Date of Patent:
June 28, 2022
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Tamotsu Tsuchida, Shun Totsuka, Ken Komatsubara, Kazuki Tsuboi
Abstract: An inner-cabin side part of a hollow part of a protector with a sensor extends between a top end and an inner-cabin side end with an inner-cabin side apex closest to an interior of an automobile body. A distance is shorter between the inner-cabin side apex and the inner-cabin side end than between the top end and the inner-cabin side apex. An outer-cabin side part of the hollow part extends between the top end and an outer-cabin side end with an outer-cabin side apex closest to an exterior of the automobile body. A distance is shorter between the outer-cabin side apex and the outer-cabin side end than between the top end and the outer-cabin side apex. Thicknesses of an outer coat of the hollow part are increased toward the apexes from the top end, and are uniform between the apexes and the inner-cabin side end and the outer-cabin side end.
Abstract: A protector with a sensor couples to a sliding door. A first end of an insert is inserted in and fills up a space on a hollow part of the protector. A second end of the insert includes a support member and a lid. Top ends of core wires and top ends of two leads are fit in first channels on the support member. Covered parts and a wire harness are fit in a second channel. The second channel is formed between the support member and the lid and is continuous with the first channels. The support member and the lid include feeding ports to receive and feed die-molding material into the second channel during die molding.
Abstract: An object detection device includes: first and second transmission/reception units spaced apart from each other and configured to transmit an exploration wave and receive the exploration wave reflected by an object; and a processing unit configured to calculate a position of the object based on reception results by the first and second transmission/reception units. The processing unit includes: a distance processing unit configured to calculate first and second points based on the reception results, and calculates a separation distance between the first and second points; a position calculation unit configured to calculate the position based on the first and second points; a reflection intensity processing unit configured to calculate a reflection intensity indicating an intensity of the exploration wave received by the first and second transmission/reception units; and a position correction unit configured to correct the position based on the separation distance and the reflection intensity.
Abstract: The movement inducing device includes a plurality of air bags, each being provided with a contacting portion configured to contact with a user and induce a movement of an intended skeletal muscle of the user; a drive mechanism configured to expand and compress the air bags by adjusting supply and discharge of air to and from each air bag and a control unit provided with a drive control unit configured to control driving of the drive mechanism to make the intended skeletal muscle of the user perform at least one of an isotonic muscle activity, an isometric muscle activity and an isokinetic muscle activity.
Abstract: A vehicle seat adjustment device includes a first adjustment mechanism, a second adjustment mechanism, and a controller. The first adjustment mechanism is moved in a first direction upon driving of a first motor to adjust a position of a vehicle seat. The second adjustment mechanism is moved in both the first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction upon driving of a second motor to adjust the position of the vehicle seat. The controller controls and drives the first motor and the second motor. A speed at which the second adjustment mechanism is moved in the first direction is lower than or equal to a speed at which the first adjustment mechanism is moved in the first direction. When the second motor needs to be driven, the controller drives the second motor while driving the first motor.
July 26, 2017
Date of Patent:
March 22, 2022
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A rotor core for a rotary electric machine, includes: a shaft hole into which a shaft rotating about a rotation axis is inserted and fixed; an inner ring portion provided with the shaft hole therein and having an outer edge in a circular shape coaxial with the rotation axis; an outer ring portion coaxial with the rotation axis and disposed radially outward of the inner ring portion; a connection ring portion coaxial with the rotation axis and disposed between the inner and outer ring portions; inner ribs interconnecting the inner and connection ring portions and extending in a crossing direction to the rotation axis; and outer ribs interconnecting the connection and outer ring portions and extending in the crossing direction. The inner and outer ribs are disposed respectively in different phases in a peripheral direction of the connection ring portion.
Abstract: A seat load detection method includes a process in which a control unit records a transition of a load detection signal and a transition of a seat load, a process in which the control unit specifies a timing when a load sensor detects a collision of a vehicle based on a transition record of the load detection signal, and a process in which the control unit calculates a correction value of the seat load based on a difference value between a stable seat load provided after the control unit detects the collision of the vehicle and a stable seat load provided before the load sensor detects the collision of the vehicle.
Abstract: A seat device includes a holding member that holds an air tube and is located below a seat cushion. The holding member includes a base wall that defines a holding surface for the air tube, a locking portion that locks air tubes routed along the holding surface on the base wall, and a side wall extending in a routing direction of each of the air tubes.
August 4, 2017
Date of Patent:
March 8, 2022
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A rotor for a rotary electric machine, wherein: magnet insertion holes are formed, each defined by the plurality of through holes communicating with each other in the axial direction across the plurality of magnetic sheets; and each of the permanent magnets is twisted about the center axis so as to be placed into a corresponding one of the magnet insertion holes, each having opposite ends in the axial direction that are shifted from each other by an angle corresponding to the constant angle, from outside in the axial direction.
Abstract: This opening/closing body control device for vehicles comprises a lock device and a control device. The control device comprises: a reversal control unit; a reversal stopping unit; a first error detection unit that detects a first state change error in a first neutral switch, when reverse rotation of a rotating member has been stopped on the basis of a change in the on/off state of a second neutral switch during reverse control after closing control; and a second error detection unit that detects a second state change error in the first neutral switch, when reverse rotation of the rotating member is stopped on the basis of a change in the on/off state of the second neutral switch during reverse control after release control.
Abstract: An object detection device that detects an object existing around a moving body moving on a road surface by a TOF method, the object detection device includes: a first acquisition unit that acquires target information including distance information of a detection target on the basis of a comparison result between a signal level of a reflected wave and a first threshold value; a second acquisition unit that acquires road surface information including distance information of the road surface on the basis of a comparison result between the signal level of the reflected wave and a second threshold value; and a setting unit that sets the second threshold value so that an amount of the distance information acquired within a predetermined period does not exceed a predetermined amount.
Abstract: A humidification device includes a humidification section that humidifies taken-in air and a cover that covers the humidification section. A space is provided between the humidification section and the cover. A supply port for sending out humidified air humidified by the humidification section is further provided. The space communicates with the supply port, and the humidified air flows through the space, thereby utilizing air in the space as a heat insulation layer.
Abstract: A control apparatus controlling an opening and closing member for a vehicle includes a drive control unit operating an opening and closing member of the vehicle by a motor serving as a drive source, and a catch detection unit detecting a catch of a foreign object caught by the opening and closing member in response to a current value of the motor. The drive control unit includes a motor control signal output unit outputting a motor control signal for supplying a drive power to the motor, and an advance-angle value setting unit setting an advance-angle value for advancing a phase of the motor control signal. The advance-angle value setting unit includes an advance-angle value increase prohibition unit prohibiting increase setting of the advance-angle value in a case where the current value of the motor reaches an advance-angle value increase prohibition current value.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, the image processing device includes imagers disposed on an outer circumference of a mobile object for imaging surroundings of the mobile object to generate multiple images including mutually overlapping regions, and a processor that corrects the images on the basis of one color-value mean value and another color-value mean value to generate a peripheral image by combining the corrected images. The one color-value mean value is an average of color values of a target region set in an overlapping region of one of the images. Another color-value mean value is an average of color values of a target region set in an overlapping region of another one of the images.
Abstract: A distance detection apparatus includes a wave transmitter configured to transmit a transmission wave, a wave receiver configured to receive the transmission wave which is reflected by an object, a storage portion configured to store a transmission signal, a correlation processing portion configured to obtain a correlation value between the transmission signal and a reception signal corresponding to a reception wave, and a detection portion configured to detect a distance to the obstacle in a case where the correlation value indicates that the transmission signal and the reception signal are similar to each other at a level which is equal to or greater than a predetermined level.
Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus is applied to a vehicle so as to control driving of an electric motor of the vehicle. The vehicle control apparatus includes: a frequency calculation unit configured to calculate an engine pulsation frequency; a damping control content switching unit configured to switch a damping control content; a gain calculation unit configured to calculate a gain, used for a torque command for driving the electric motor; a torque calculation unit configured to calculate the torque command by multiplying the calculated gain by at least one of a torsion torque reduction component and a motor torque reduction component; a command torque determination unit configured to determine a damping control torque command; and a drive control unit configured to control the driving of the electric motor based on the damping control torque command.