Abstract: A fuel supply system component protective construction includes a high-pressure fuel pump (21), a protector (41), and a pin member (51). The high-pressure fuel pump (21) includes a block (31) and a union (23). The block (31) is endowed with a relatively high rigidity with respect to the union (23). The protector (41) confronts the union (23) and the block (31) at a certain distance. The pin member (51) is provided between the block (31) and the protector (41). When the high-pressure fuel pump (21) and the protector (41) shift in the direction to mutually approach one another, the pin member (51) contacts the block (31) before the protector (41) contacts the union (23), so that a resilient force operates upon the high-pressure fuel pump (21) and the protector (41).
November 17, 2005
Date of Patent:
August 31, 2010
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
Abstract: A steering assist apparatus that assists a driver when backing a vehicle in an S-shaped path or parallel parking. The apparatus displays guidance marking on a monitor screen and the driver refers to the guidance marking, which permits the driver to easily back the vehicle to a desired position. The apparatus includes a camera, a monitor, an angle sensor, obstacle sensors, an image processing unit, a controller and a monitor controller. The image processing unit computes the predicted path of the vehicle at the current wheel angle. The monitor shows an image captured by the camera. The image processing unit generates data representing a guidance marking based on the predicted path and superimposes the marking on the monitor screen. The location of the marking on the screen is determined based on the current wheel angle. The marking represents part of the predicted path. Specifically, the marking matches the width of the vehicle.
Abstract: An insert film having a printed part is integrally molded to a surface of a panel body made of a resin by an insert molding. The printed part is printed on a first binder layer applied to a resin film and also is formed on the resin film in a state such of being sealed with the first binder layer and a second binder layer applied on the printed part. The printed part is formed as a trimming portion (blackout) along a peripheral portion of the resin film, and an area is formed between the peripheries of the first binder layer and the second binder layer and the periphery of the resin film.
Abstract: An HM reservoir for storing hydrogen includes a housing and a plurality of storage units. The storage units are stacked in the interior of the housing. Each storage unit includes a pair of plate-like molded bodies and a flat heat exchanger. The plate-like molded bodies are formed by compressing powder of hydrogen storage material. The heat exchanger is provided between the molded bodies. Each molded body includes a first side and a second side, which is opposite to the first side. The first side contacts the heat exchanger. A plurality of flat hydrogen passages are formed in the interior of the housing to face the second sides of the associated molded bodies. The structure of the HM reservoir is thus simple. Further, the molded bodies of the HM reservoir smoothly absorb hydrogen and smoothly release the same.
Abstract: An image transformation apparatus for a vehicle rear monitoring device uses a transformation table to transform an image of the rear of a vehicle captured by a camera mounted on the vehicle for capturing the rear of the vehicle into an output image assumed to be obtained by capturing the rear at a predetermined inclination from a virtual camera position different from an actual camera position at which the camera is mounted, and displays the output image on the monitor 4. Furthermore, the output image may be displayed on the monitor 4, with a steering start guideline, a steering amount guide mark, a vehicle width guideline, and a vehicle path guideline superimposed thereon.
Abstract: A power converter that can be used in a vehicle equipped with an electrical motor provides power to both the electrical motor and other, auxiliary loads, such as a headlamp, that require a different voltage. The power converter includes a first DC power supply that generates a first voltage equivalent to the voltage required by the auxiliary loads and a second DC power supply, connected in series with the first DC power supply, that generates a differential voltage, where the sum of the differential voltage and the first voltage is the voltage required to drive the electrical motor. A DC-DC converter is connected to the second power supply and converts the differential voltage to the voltage required to drive the auxiliary loads.
Abstract: A fuel injector includes a pressure intensifying chamber communicating with a fuel supply passage through a check valve, a plunger for pressure-intensifying fuel introduced into the pressure intensifying chamber, and a needle valve for injecting the fuel pressure-intensified in the pressure intensifying chamber through an injection port, wherein there is provided in the fuel supply passage a throttle passage normally communicating with a fuel drain passage, air being bled during startup while leaking fuel.
Abstract: A gas compressor and a bypass that bypasses the gas compressor are provided between a hydrogen absorbing tank and a hydrogen gas consumer device such as, for example, a fuel cell. When the hydrogen gas generating pressure is low during an initial period of the hydrogen gas releasing operation of the hydrogen absorbing tank, the gas compressor is operated. When the hydrogen gas generating pressure of the hydrogen absorbing tank becomes sufficiently high due to normalization of the operation of the fuel cell or the like, the gas compressor is stopped, and hydrogen gas is supplied to the fuel cell via the bypass.
September 16, 1999
Date of Patent:
May 10, 2005
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
Abstract: A coating composition comprising the reaction product of a benzotriazole compound having a polymerizable vinyl group and a hydroxyl group with a silane compound and/or a (partial) hydrolyzate thereof is applied to plastic substrates, typically polycarbonate resin substrates to form transparent coatings having improved mar, weather and chemical resistance.
October 28, 2003
Date of Patent:
February 15, 2005
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
Abstract: A non-contact electric power supply system for a rail-guided vehicle includes a main line having fixed rails for guiding the vehicle. A movable rail body is provided for changing the course of the vehicle moving along the main line. A first high frequency power supply apparatus supplies electric power to the main line along an electric feed line. A second high frequency power supply apparatus supplies electric power to the movable rail body along an electric feed line. Portions of the electric feed line on the movable rail body may be fixed in place.
Abstract: A fuel injector includes a needle valve for injecting fuel from an injection port, a cylindrical member containing therein a pushing spring to the needle valve and a sleeve body for receiving the cylindrical member in an abutment condition so as to expose the injection port. A support portion having an enlarged diameter toward an inner circumference of the sleeve body is provided in a part of an outer circumference of the cylindrical member. A posture of the other cylindrical members may be corrected by the cylindrical member having the support portion.
Abstract: When a vehicle is located in a predetermined position M, a steering amount guide mark is moved on a steering start guide line as a steering angle is increased by turning a steering wheel. The steering amount guide mark has a size according to the steering angle of the steering wheel at that time. When the steering angle becomes suitable, the steering amount guide mark has the same size as a target parking space T. Thus, a driver can more instinctively recognize the suitable steering angle of the steering wheel. Further, the driver can easily judge by observing the locus line of a left-hand forward corner portion of the vehicle whether or not the left-hand forward corner portion of the self-vehicle that particularly needed to be known in column parking on the left-hand side of a road interferes with a certain obstacle during a path until the target parking space T.
Abstract: An air supply system for a fuel cell is disclosed, in which a compression chamber (17) of an air supply mechanism (GS) is adapted to supply air to a fuel cell (FC). A liquefaction unit (14) acting as a water supply mechanism (WS) supplies water to the air supply mechanism (GS) to seal and cool the compression chamber (17). The liquefaction chamber (14) separates water from the exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell (FC) and supplies the water to the air supply mechanism (GS). The air supply mechanism (GS) and the liquefaction unit (14) are integrated with each other.
Abstract: A hydrogen supply system for a fuel cell, which is small and discharges almost no carbon dioxide. The hydrogen supply system includes a fuel chamber for storing isopropyl alcohol (IPA), a dehydrogenation reactor for forming hydrogen gas and acetone gas from IPA, a gas-liquid separator for separating hydrogen gas from acetone liquid, and a recovery chamber for storing the acetone liquid. The separated hydrogen gas is supplied to the fuel cell.
Abstract: A compressor includes a housing that has cylinder bores. A swash plate chamber communicates to the cylinder bores and a motor chamber partitioned from the swash plate chamber. A motor is disposed in the motor chamber actuates a drive mechanism in the swash plate chamber so as to move pistons in the cylinder bores. The refrigerant gas is supplied to an interior refrigerant passage of the compressor from an external refrigerant circuit. The swash plate chamber and the motor chamber are separated in the air tight manner. The motor chamber is connected to the interior refrigerant passage by a refrigerant path.
Abstract: An industrial vehicle includes a transmission, which is coupled to an engine by a torque converter. When the vehicle is accelerating, the rotational acceleration of driving wheels is computed based on the rotational speed of the driving wheels. A traction control procedure is executed based on the rotational acceleration for eliminating spinning of the driving wheels. When the vehicle is decelerating, the rotational deceleration of the driving wheels is computed based on the rotational speed of the driving wheels. An anti-lock brake control procedure is executed based on the rotational deceleration for preventing the driving wheels from locking. As a result, skidding of the driving wheels is reliably prevented by a simple structure.
Abstract: An image positional relation apparatus is provided, in which coordinate data of a real targed photographed by a CCD camera and coordinate data of a virtual target logically calculated from the predetermined position of the real target are transmitted to a superimpose circuit, and the real target and the virtual target are superimposed to be displayed on a monitor screen. A user operates a controller so that the real target coincides with the virtual target. An amount of such operation is transmitted to the superimpose circuit as a correction amount, and the positional relation between the real target and the virtual target, i.e., the positional relation between the real image and the virtual image can be properly corrected.
Abstract: A plating bath which accommodates an insoluble anode and a printed-circuit board, and a copper dissolved bath which supplies copper ions are arranged. The insoluble anode is arranged as opposed to the printed-circuit board being a cathode, and a forward/reverse current is applied between both of the electrodes. Iron ions are added to a plating solution.
Abstract: Two flat fiber bundles of non-twisted filaments are arranged in an overlapped relationship or in a parallel and adjoining relationship, and held by a gripper at two points spaced apart from each other in the filament-extending direction. Compressed air is injected from a nozzle to the overlapped portion of the fiber bundles between the holding points at a plurality of positions arranged in the direction transverse to the filament-extending direction to cause the adjacent filaments to be entangled. The nozzle is moved across the fiber bundles while injecting air. Filaments are thus opened and rotated by the injected air, and thus entangled. A fiber bundle joining apparatus includes support sections and a receiving section provided in a base, a gripper cooperating with the support sections to grip overlapped ends of fiber bundles therebetween, a nozzle, and a regulating member to temporarily hold the fiber bundles and to allow the lower fiber bundle to be slackened.
Abstract: A second processor 6 inserts data to be transmitted and pointer information into a data packet and transmits the data packet at step S20 and then determines whether an acknowledgement from the receiving party has been received at step S22. If no acknowledgement has been received, a determination is made as to whether the number of re-transmissions is equal to or less than a predetermined re-transmission number at step S32. If the re-transmission number is equal to or less than the preset value, then a data packet 16 with the same data is transmitted at step S20. However, if the re-transmission number has reached the preset value, then the number of data bits per data packet is reduced at step S36, and a data packet with reduced data is transmitted at step S20.