Patents Assigned to Denso International America, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11330431
    Abstract: A system and method for a vehicle including a scanner; and an advertising device configured to: (i) exchange security information with the scanner; (ii) pair with the scanner in response to the security information of the scanner being authenticated; (iii) generate and store a target ID for the scanner in a memory of the advertising device; (iv) assign and transmit the target ID to the scanner; and (v) broadcast an advertising packet (i) exchange security information with the advertising device; (ii) pair with the advertising device in response to the security information of the advertising device being authenticated; (iii) receive and save the target ID assigned by the advertising device; (iv) receive the advertising packet containing the target ID; and (v) determine, in response to receiving the advertising packet, whether the target ID contained in the advertising packet matches the target ID of the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle Golsch
  • Patent number: 11327904
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving security of protected values in a memory. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving a write request indicating at least an item and a write value to write into the memory, determining whether a protected items list (PIL) indicates that the item is protected. The method includes replacing the write value of the write request with a protected value from the PIL that corresponds with the item when the item is listed in the PIL as being protected. The method further includes executing the write request to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Denso International America, Inc., Denso Corporation
    Inventor: David M. West
  • Patent number: 11320339
    Abstract: A performance testing system including an engine, a starter under test that is configured to start the engine, and a motor configured to generate power transferred to the engine to run the engine after the engine is started by the starter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Chin, Ryo Yamaguchi, Yoshimichi Nishida, Dong Ju Park
  • Patent number: 11319917
    Abstract: An ignition system for a vehicle includes an ignition coil and a thermoelectric cooler. The ignition coil has primary and secondary coils. The ignition coil is configured to deliver electrical power from a battery to a least one spark plug. The thermoelectric cooler is disposed along an external surface of the ignition coil and is configured to transfer heat generated by the primary and secondary coils to an ambient surrounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Harrison Boll, Jeongung Hwang
  • Patent number: 11320215
    Abstract: A tank for a radiator. The tank includes an inlet port through which coolant enters the tank. A wall at least partially defines a cavity in fluid communication with the inlet port. A curved surface of the wall is opposite to the inlet port and reduces volume of the cavity at the inlet port. The curved surface is configured to reduce turbulence of coolant flowing into the cavity from the inlet port. At least one turning vane extends along the wall into the cavity from the inlet port. The at least one turning vane is curved to reduce turbulence of coolant flowing through the inlet port and into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Harris, Nikolai Akinin
  • Patent number: 11318808
    Abstract: A blower unit for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioner system (HVAC) of a vehicle. The blower unit includes an inside/outside air switching box. A switching door disposed in the inside/outside air switching box that is configured to selectively open and close an inside air introduction port and an outside air introduction port of the inside/outside air switching box. A fan is also located inside the inside/outside air switching box and blows air introduced into the inside/outside air switching box from the inside air introduction port and the outside air introduction port into the passenger compartment. A first plurality of ribs is provided on an inner surface of the switching door with a first perforated panel coupled to each of the first plurality of ribs. The first plurality of ribs and the first perforated panel reduce noise generated during an inside air introduction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prakash T. Thawani, Stephen Sinadinos
  • Patent number: 11299009
    Abstract: A modular door for a vehicle HVAC system includes a door plate, a first shaft, and a second shaft. The door plate has a front surface extending between an upper edge surface and a lower edge surface. The upper edge surface defines a first array of keyed orifices. The lower edge surface defines a second array of keyed orifices. The first shaft has a first keyed protrusion that is disposed within a first keyed orifice of the first array of keyed orifices. The second shaft has a second keyed protrusion that is disposed within a first keyed orifice of the second array of keyed orifices. The first keyed orifice of the first array of keyed orifices and the first keyed orifice of the second array of keyed orifices form a pair of axially aligned keyed orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Baron
  • Patent number: 11299149
    Abstract: Driving control systems and methods include a first vehicle having one or more processors programmed to receive an individual driving behavior model specific to a driver of a second vehicle proximate the first vehicle. The individual driving behavior model is based on historical driving behavior of the driver of the second vehicle. The one or more processors are programmed to identify a motion plan for the first vehicle based on the individual driving behavior model specific to the driver of the second vehicle, and to control movement of the first vehicle according to the identified motion plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Yu Yan
  • Patent number: 11300785
    Abstract: A heads-up display (HUD) mirror housing. The HUD mirror housing includes a peripheral frame portion extending along a longitudinal axis, a rear body portion connected to the peripheral frame portion connected to each other to house a mirror such that a reflective surface of the mirror is exposed, and first and second pegs extending away from the peripheral frame portion and extending along the longitudinal axis. In this embodiment, the first peg has a first bearing surface configured to bear against a first bracket mounting slot when the HUD mirror housing is in an assembled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Austin Simpson, Yusuke Matsui
  • Patent number: 11301949
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed and include determining, in response to receiving an integrated transportation request, a route based on (i) at least one of a location of a vehicle and a user, and (ii) a destination associated with the integrated transportation request. The method also includes determining a vehicle portion and a secondary transportation apparatus portion of the route based on at least one of (i) the location, (ii) the destination, (iii) an integrated transportation history associated with the user, (iv) traffic information retrieved from a mapping application, and (v) operating information of a secondary transportation apparatus. The method also includes displaying the vehicle portion while the vehicle is operating. The method also includes transmitting the secondary transportation apparatus portion to at least one of a portable device associated with the user and the secondary transportation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Wunsche, III, Mustafa Mahmoud, Christian Munte, Evan Shriner
  • Patent number: 11300367
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is provided with a unitary, single-piece structure that can be formed via 3D printing, for example. The heat exchanger includes a main body a plurality of plates stacked and integrally formed with the body. First fluid channels are defined by gaps in the material of the main body, and second fluid channels are defined by gaps in the material of the main body and are stacked with the first fluid channels in alternating fashion, separated by the plates. Each of the first fluid channels are fluidly coupled to an inlet manifold and an outlet manifold. At least one of the manifolds is provided with surface features that improve heat exchange within the manifold. The surface features may be, for example, projections such as fins that increase surface area contact between the fluid in the manifold and the interior wall of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John Vandermeer, Sean Schoneboom, Jason Spenny
  • Patent number: 11292486
    Abstract: A vehicle system in a host vehicle, comprising a vehicle transceiver located in the host vehicle and configured to receive from a remote server a selectable maneuver in response to data indicative of a driving path of one or more remote vehicles identifying one or more hazards. The system may include a processor in communication the vehicle transceiver and programmed to output one or more selectable maneuvers responsive to the data indicative of the driving path of one or more remote vehicles in response to the data indicative of the driving path identifies one or more hazards in a vicinity of the host vehicle, and a display in communication with the processor and configured to display the one or more selectable maneuvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Bilal Alasry, Doua Vang, Te-Ping Kang
  • Patent number: 11286833
    Abstract: A method includes providing electric power to an exhaust aftertreatment system component, where the exhaust aftertreatment system component is one of a particulate filter and an electrically heated catalyst. The method includes obtaining an impedance value of the exhaust aftertreatment system component in response to providing the electric power. The method includes determining a structural state of the exhaust aftertreatment system component based on the impedance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Szczepanski, William Leismer
  • Patent number: 11276304
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to dynamically determining an appropriate responsive action for a moving vehicle in accordance with local traffic regulations. In one embodiment, the disclosed system identifies a stationary vehicle in an environment of the subject vehicle based at least in part on information from a plurality of sensors disposed on the subject vehicle and classifies a type of the stationary vehicle as valid or abandoned based at least in part on the information from the plurality of sensors. A classification of valid indicates that a traffic regulation requires the subject vehicle to undertake a responsive action toward the stationary vehicle. The disclosed system obtains a local traffic regulation based on a location of the subject vehicle and modifies a trajectory of the subject vehicle based on the local traffic regulation when the type of the stationary vehicle is determined to be valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: Denso International America, Inc., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Gesch, Jin Kurumisawa, Andrew Mueller
  • Patent number: 11274642
    Abstract: A fuel rail assembly for delivering fuel to at least one fuel injector. The assembly includes a main pipe defining a passageway through which fuel passes to the fuel injector. A fastener mount is forged with the main pipe such that the fastener mount is integral with the main pipe. The fastener mount defines a first aperture configured to receive a fastener for mounting the main pipe. A wire harness mount is forged with the main pipe such that the wire harness mount is integral with the main pipe. The wire harness mount defines a second aperture configured to cooperate with a coupling member of a wire harness. The fastener mount and the wire harness mount are on a common side of the main pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Garrett Stewart, Yuki Takeuchi, Steven Roseborsky
  • Patent number: 11269043
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems are disclosed and include a body having a plurality of slots. Each of the plurality of slots includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first portion is located on a first surface of the body. The second portion is located on a second surface of the body and forms a helical shape. The third portion is located on a third surface of the body. The first surface and the second surface are non-parallel. The third surface and the second surface are non-parallel. The apparatus includes a plurality of antenna elements that are disposed in a respective one of the plurality of slots. The plurality of antenna elements is configured to receive radio frequency (RF) signals. The apparatus includes a ground plane that is coupled to a first end of each of the plurality of antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Warren Guthrie, Raymond Michael Stitt, Feliks Chikhalenko, Shinji Watanabe, Jagadeesh Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11268416
    Abstract: A method includes providing electric power to an electrically heated catalyst of an exhaust aftertreatment system. The method includes obtaining an impedance value of the electrically heated catalyst in response to providing the electric power. The method includes determining an oxygen storage capacity of the electrically heated catalyst based on the impedance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Edward Szczepanski
  • Patent number: 11269044
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an Angle of Arrival (AOA) for frequency modulated communications. The system may include first and second antennas spaced apart from each other by a distance, and configured to receive wireless communications in the form of a frequency modulated signal. The system may determine a phase difference between the received signals irrespective of the modulations in the signal, thereby facilitating determining an AOA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: R. Michael Stitt, Warren Guthrie
  • Patent number: 11267415
    Abstract: A system for setting parameters within a first vehicle for a first user of the first vehicle is provided and includes a memory, transceiver, and a processing module. The memory stores normalized parameters, which are specific to the first user. Each of the normalized parameters is a parameter of the vehicle. The transceiver receives the normalized parameters from a mobile device of the first user, a server in a cloud-based network, or a portable memory device. The processing module: determines whether the first user is authorized for parameter translation services; if the first user is authorized for parameter translation services, translates the normalized parameters to resultant parameters; generates parameter recommendations based on the resultant parameters; presents the parameter recommendations to the first user; and adjusts current parameters of the first vehicle based on the resultant parameters and a received response from the first user with regards to the parameter recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi Akella, Haris Volos, Yunfei Xu, Takashi Bando
  • Patent number: D948554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Turk