Patents Assigned to Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20210402873
    Abstract: A transport vehicle configured to run on electricity generated by a fuel cell includes: a body having a cargo space for freight; a chassis frame located below the body and supporting the body; and a tank unit including a plurality of tanks that stores fuel gas to be used for power generation by the fuel cell and a connecting portion connecting the tanks, the tank unit being located between the cargo space and the chassis frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki NAKASHIMA, Toshiyuki KONDO, Yukihide YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210362716
    Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a guide line detecting unit, a remaining distance acquiring unit, and a braking control unit. The guide line includes a base-point mark which is provided at a position which is separated a first distance from the scheduled stop position. The guide line detecting unit detects the base-point mark at a measurement position of a captured image and sets the detected position of the base-point mark at the measurement position of the captured image as the center of the base-point mark in an extending direction of the guide line when the base-point mark is detected at the measurement position of the captured image. The remaining distance acquiring unit acquires the remaining distance on the basis of the position of the base-point mark set by the guide line detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicants: Hino Motors, Ltd., ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi YASUI, Motoaki HIBI, Takaaki SEKINE, Masahiro YAMAGUCHI, Masato AMINO
  • Publication number: 20210304618
    Abstract: A convoy travel system includes a plurality of vehicles and is configured such that the plurality of vehicles form a convoy and travel. The plurality of vehicles include a preceding vehicle and following vehicles configured so as to follow the preceding vehicle by means of automatic driving. The preceding vehicle is equipped with a steering information acquisition unit configured so as to acquire steering information pertaining to steering of the preceding vehicle, and a transmission unit configured so as to transmit the steering information to the following vehicles. The following vehicles are equipped with a reception unit configured so as to receive the steering information, and an automatic driving control unit configured so as to begin a steering angle control for avoiding a collision with an obstruction when the steering information indicates the execution of emergency steering for avoiding a collision with the obstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicants: HINO MOTORS, LTD., JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu OKUYAMA, Nobuhiko KOJIMA, Naoshi ICHINOSE, Hirofumi YASUI, Tomonari YAMAKAWA, Sadahiro KAWAHARA, Masayoshi TAKEDA, Syuuichi YONEMURA
  • Publication number: 20210257647
    Abstract: A fuel cell assembly is mounted on a vehicle via a mounting portion. The fuel cell assembly includes a first fuel cell unit, a first frame portion on which the first fuel cell unit is mounted and fixed, a second fuel cell unit, a second frame portion on which the second fuel cell unit is mounted and fixed, and a connecting portion that connects the first frame portion and the second frame portion such that the second fuel cell unit is located above the first fuel cell unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko OHHASHI, Hiroshi YAMAGATA, Yuta KOMATSU, Kohei HAMANO
  • Publication number: 20210245759
    Abstract: A travel assistance device configured to execute travel assistance when a plurality of vehicles form a vehicle group and travel in a line. The travel assistance device includes: a first control unit configured to, if there is lane-change instruction for the vehicle group, cause an end-of-line vehicle to change lanes, such vehicle being the vehicle from among the plurality of vehicles forming the vehicle group that is positioned at the end of the line; and a second control unit configured to, following the lane change of the end-of-line vehicle, allow a lane change for at least one vehicle that is other than the end-of-line vehicle and that is one of the vehicles forming the vehicle group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Syuuichi YONEMURA, Masayoshi TAKEDA, Hirokazu OKUYAMA, Hirofumi YASUI, Naoshi ICHINOSE, Nobuhiko KOJIMA, Tomonari YAMAKAWA, Sadahiro KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20210240201
    Abstract: A platooning system includes a vehicle control system installed in each of vehicles that include a manually-driven head vehicle. The vehicle control system controls a host vehicle such that the host vehicle follows a lead vehicle through wireless communication between the host vehicle and the lead vehicle. The vehicle control system is installed in the host vehicle and the lead vehicle. The vehicle control system includes a sensor that detects a state of the host vehicle, an actuator that adjusts a behavior of the host vehicle, and a controller that controls the host vehicle. The controller of the head vehicle physically notifies a driver of the host vehicle of a state of a subsequent vehicle by operating the actuator of the host vehicle when a state signal including information that indicates the state of the subsequent vehicle is received through the wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu OKUYAMA, Nobuhiko KOJIMA, Naoshi ICHINOSE, Hirofumi YASUI, Masayoshi TAKEDA, Syuuichi YONEMURA, Sadahiro KAWAHARA, Tomonari YAMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210221223
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a plurality of fuel tanks in which fuel is stored, and a fuel consuming unit that is connected to the fuel tanks and that consumes the fuel supplied from the fuel tanks to obtain a driving force of the vehicle. The fuel tanks are arranged such that a longitudinal direction of the fuel tanks extends along a height direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka SAWADA, Yukihide YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210163006
    Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a guide line detecting unit configured to detect the guide line, a remaining distance acquiring unit configured to acquire a remaining distance to the scheduled stop position, and a braking control unit configured to control deceleration of a vehicle. The guide line detecting unit detects a base-point mark, a curvature of the guide line, and a curvature feature point. The remaining distance acquiring unit acquires the remaining distance on the basis of the position of the base-point mark when the guide line detecting unit has detected the base-point mark, and acquires the remaining distance on the basis of the position of the curvature feature point when the guide line detecting unit has not detect the base-point mark and has detected the curvature feature point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: Hino Motors, Ltd., ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi YASUI, Motoaki HIBI, Takaaki SEKINE, Masahiro YAMAGUCHI, Masato AMINO
  • Publication number: 20210159525
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes at least one pressure reducing valve connected to a downstream side of a hydrogen gas tank, a hydrogen gas flow path including a first flow path connected to a downstream side of the pressure reducing valve and a plurality of second flow paths connected to a downstream side of the first flow path and branched from the first flow path, a plurality of injector units, each of which is connected to each of the second flow paths, a plurality of fuel cell stacks, each of which is connected to each of the injector units, and a control unit controlling opening and closing of the injector units. The control unit sets valve closing periods of the injector units to periods deviating from each other such that at least one of the injector units is always opened when the fuel cell system satisfies a predetermined operating condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka SAWADA, Yukihide YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210135255
    Abstract: A freight vehicle has a loading space, on which freight is loaded, rearward of a vehicle cabin in which an occupant rides. The freight vehicle includes a fuel cell mounted below the vehicle cabin and functioning as an electric power source, a storage portion disposed between the vehicle cabin and the loading space, and a tank disposed in the storage portion and stores fuel gas that is supplied to the fuel cell, and a radiator installed in the storage portion and performs heat exchange between air and a coolant that is supplied to the fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka SAWADA, Yukihide YOKOYAMA, Yuichi YAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20210129688
    Abstract: A freight vehicle includes a chassis, a body portion having therein a vehicle cabin in which an occupant rides and supported by a front end of the chassis, a tilt mechanism that is provided on the chassis and that tilts the body portion with respect to the chassis, a tank that is disposed on the body portion and stores gas, a gas consuming unit that is supported by the chassis and supplied with the gas to consume the gas, and a pipe that connects the tank and the gas consuming unit and through which the gas flows. At least a part of the pipe is composed of a flexible pipe having a first end fixed to the body portion and a second end fixed to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka SAWADA, Yukihide YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210108547
    Abstract: A reactor is located in a gas gathering chamber through which exhaust gas in an exhaust system flows curvedly. An addition agent is sprayed against the reactor from upstream of the chamber to facilitate gasification through heat receiving. Rectification vanes are arrayed in a direction bisecting an angle formed by inflow and outflow directions of the exhaust gas and a support for supporting opposite ends of each of the vanes. Opposite ends of the vanes are inserted into slots on slanting sides of opposite side walls in the support to provide installed state. The vanes in the installed state are adapted to provide mounted postures along the flow of the exhaust gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: HINO MOTORS. LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki TOMITA, Hirofumi TONGU, Tomoyuki TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20210108548
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reactor 8 located in a gas gathering chamber 7A (flow change portion) through which exhaust gas 1 in an exhaust system flows curvedly; urea water 10 (addition agent) sprayed from upstream is impinged against the reactor 8 to facilitate gasification through heat receiving. Provided are rectification vanes 12 arrayed in a direction substantially bisecting an angle formed by inflow and outflow directions (see arrows x and y) of the exhaust gas 1 and a support 13 supporting the vanes 12 and received in the gas gathering chamber 7A. The vanes 12 are supported by the support 13 in a spaced-apart relationship from a flow passage wall of the gas gathering chamber 7A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko MAYUMI, Tomoyuki TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20210101473
    Abstract: A combination vehicle includes a tractor and a trailer towed by the tractor. The trailer includes a first tank that is configured to store a high-pressure gas as a fuel used by the tractor to travel. The tractor includes a second tank that is configured to store a high-pressure gas as a fuel used by the tractor to travel. The combination vehicle is configured to travel using the fuel supplied from the first tank and the second tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, c/o HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki KONDO, Yukihide YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200353990
    Abstract: An elongate vehicle reinforcement member having a U-shaped cross section, wherein the member is disposed inside and welded to a vehicle structural member, wherein the vehicle structural member includes opposite base lateral walls, the vehicle reinforcement member including: opposite reinforcement lateral walls extending in vehicle height and width directions, each having an outward edge on an outer side in vehicle width direction and an inward edge on an inner side; and a reinforcement connecting wall connecting the outward edges of the lateral walls, each lateral wall together with the connecting wall forming a ridge, each lateral wall including a row of welding projections, each protruding outward over the entire width of the lateral wall, each welding projection having a raised welding surface wherein the reinforcement lateral wall is welded to the base lateral wall, the welding projections in each row being arranged at intervals along vehicle height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: TOYODA IRON WORKS CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu KOSAKA, Daisuke TERAMOTO, Masanori IZUMOTO, Katsuya IGARASHI
  • Patent number: 10787953
    Abstract: A coolant temperature sensor abnormality determination device includes a determination unit configured to determine whether or not two coolant temperature sensors, which are configured to detect the temperature of the coolant, have an abnormality. The determination unit has a determination permission condition under which a reference temperature is set to an estimated temperature of a present time point and the estimated temperature is then changed from the reference temperature by a determination temperature. The determination unit is configured to determine, when the determination permission condition is satisfied, that the two coolant temperature sensors are functioning normally if a discrepancy between detection values of the two coolant temperature sensors is less than a normal temperature that is less than or equal to the determination temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Motoyoshi Kaneta
  • Patent number: 10780848
    Abstract: A vehicle floor structure includes a first floor member arranged on a floor of a vehicle; a second floor member arranged in a position that is horizontally offset with respect to the first floor member and is adjacent to the first floor member; a wire harness including a portion arranged below the first floor member and the second floor member, extending from a first floor member side to a second floor member side, and having an end situated on the first floor member side and coupled to a connector; and a restrictor configured to restrict a crossover portion of the wire harness to be below the connector. The crossover portion is a portion of the wire harness situated below an interface between the first floor member and the second floor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Ogihara, Toshihiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10744905
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a backrest, a seat including a seat surface, and a partition. The seat is movable between a seat folded position in which the seat surface is disposed along a front surface of the backrest and a seat unfolded position in which the seat surface faces up. The partition to be disposed adjacent to a side surface of the backrest includes a fixing portion and a movable portion. The fixing portion includes a base portion that extends along the side surface and a projecting portion projecting from the base portion farther than the front surface. The movable portion is movable between a folded position adjacent to the base portion and the front surface and an unfolded position away from the base portion and the front surface. The movable portion includes an armrest surface that faces up when the movable portion is in the unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Marubayashi, Naotake Hashimoto, Kenji Gondo
  • Patent number: D919518
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD
    Inventors: Jinichi Sato, Hironari Yoda
  • Patent number: D923528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Teruo Satou