Patents Assigned to Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10738713
    Abstract: A throttle valve abnormality determination device includes a permission/rejection determination unit configured to determine whether or not to permit a sticking determination of a throttle valve. The determination unit is configured to prohibit the sticking determination if a first temperature, which is a temperature in a passage through which intake air flows, is less than or equal to a freezing temperature at which the throttle valve may be frozen when an engine is started and, after prohibiting the sticking determination, permit the sticking determination if an integrated value of a heat amount conversion value based on a second temperature, which is a temperature in the passage, and an intake air amount exceeds a threshold value when the second temperature is greater than or equal to a de-freezing temperature at which a frozen portion of the throttle valve is de-frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Motoyoshi Kaneta
  • Patent number: 10690095
    Abstract: A vertically extending air intake duct on a rear of a cab in a delivery vehicle to take in ambient air for an engine through an air intake has a duct body as an outer shell with the air intake on an upper portion; a side branch section on a lower portion of the body and having upper and lower ends opened in the body and outside, respectively; a mesh member extending over the air intake to collect rainwater; a louver for covering the mesh member and the air intake to prevent intrusion of matter other than ambient air; and a drip channel or bead on an inner wall of the duct body and just below the mesh member to capture and guide rainwater flowing down on the inner wall to the upper end of the side branch section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Tsuruta, Takuya Hasebe, Yuta Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10626771
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixing structure for spraying and mixing urea water (additive agent) into and with exhaust gas 1 flowing through a communication passage 7 (exhaust flow passage). The mixing structure is provided with a curved portion 11 in the communication passage 7 downstream of a sprayed position of the urea water as well as a depression 12 on an exit side of the curved portion 11 and formed on only one of sides of the curved portion 11 bisected by a plane into plane symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tomita, Takaomi Kamiya, Kumiko Noda
  • Patent number: 10626767
    Abstract: An upstream portion of a communication passage 16 in an exhaust emission control device has a gas gathering chamber 16A encircling and gathering exhaust gas 1 from an exit end of a particulate filter 3 through perpendicular turnabout of the gas 1 and a communication pipe 16B extracting the gas 1 gathered by the chamber 16A through an exhaust outlet 17 into an entry side of a selective reduction catalyst 4. An injector 18 is in the passage 16 to add urea water into the gas flow. The injector 18 is fixed to the chamber 16A in a position opposed to the outlet 17 and in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the filter 3. The outlet 17 of the chamber 16A has a reactor 19 into which the reducing agent injected by the injector 18 is impinged to facilitate gasification of the gas 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tomita, Hirofumi Tongu, Tomoyuki Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 10605185
    Abstract: A valve control device controls an opening degree of a valve provided in an intake passage, an exhaust passage, or a passage connected one of these and includes an observed value acquisition unit, an inlet temperature acquisition unit, a target calculation unit, an equilibrium opening degree calculation unit, an observer, a correction opening degree calculation unit, an instruction opening degree calculation unit, and an output unit. The target calculation unit calculates an equilibrium state value and a target property value. The correction opening degree calculation unit calculates a correction opening degree by multiplying a gain matrix by a deviation vector including, a deviation between the equilibrium state value and the estimated state value and an integrated value of a deviation between the target property value and the estimated property value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakano, Hidemasa Takayama
  • Publication number: 20200072110
    Abstract: An upstream portion of a communication passage 16 in an exhaust emission control device has a gas gathering chamber 16A encircling and gathering exhaust gas 1 from an exit end of a particulate filter 3 through perpendicular turnabout of the gas 1 and a communication pipe 16B extracting the gas 1 gathered by the chamber 16A through an exhaust outlet 17 into an entry side of a selective reduction catalyst 4. An injector 18 is in the passage 16 to add urea water into the gas flow. The injector 18 is fixed to the chamber 16A in a position opposed to the outlet 17 and in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the filter 3. The outlet 17 of the chamber 16A has a reactor 19 into which the reducing agent injected by the injector 18 is impinged to facilitate gasification of the gas 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki TOMITA, Hirofumi TONGU, Tomoyuki TSURUTA
  • 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