Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
  • Publication number: 20220186728
    Abstract: An electric pump includes a housing that includes a gear chamber, a rotor chamber, and a motor chamber. The electric pump includes a first seal member, a second seal member, and a third seal member. The first seal member seals a space between the gear chamber and the rotor chamber. The second seal member seals the space between the gear chamber and the rotor chamber. The third seal member seals a space between the gear chamber and the motor chamber. The third seal member seals the space between the gear chamber and the motor chamber to a lesser extent than the first seal member and the second seal member seal the space between the gear chamber and the rotor chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsushi MORI, Shintaro KASHIWA, Daisuke MASAKI, Kenichi YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220186342
    Abstract: A non-magnetic member, which is used in an alternating magnetic field, comprises a titanium alloy comprising an alpha stabilizer in which an aluminum equivalent is 5.5-11.0 by mass fraction to the total mass of the titanium alloy and a beta stabilizer in which a molybdenum equivalent is 6.0-17.0 by mass fraction to the total mass of the titanium alloy. The beta stabilizer comprises iron and manganese.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Junya SUZUKI, Hidetaka HAYASHI, Tetsuya MITSUOKA, Tadahiko FURUTA
  • Publication number: 20220189055
    Abstract: There is provided an item detection device that detects an item to be loaded and unloaded and includes an image acquisition unit acquiring a surrounding image obtained by capturing surroundings of the item detection device, an information image creation unit creating an information image, in which information related to a part to be loaded and unloaded in the item has been converted into an easily recognizable state, on the basis of the surrounding image, and a computing unit computing at least one of a position and a posture of the part to be loaded and unloaded on the basis of the information image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yasuyo KITA, Nobuyuki KITA, Ryuichi TAKASE, Tatsuya KOMURO, Norihiko KATO
  • Publication number: 20220185171
    Abstract: An engine-type industrial vehicle includes a power transmission; a main controller; an object detector configured to detect a position of an object; a predicted trajectory calculator configured to derive a predicted trajectory followed by a vehicle body; and a vehicle-speed upper-limit setter configured to impose a vehicle speed limitation on the vehicle body by setting a vehicle-speed upper-limit value when the detected object is positioned on the predicted trajectory and a traveling direction of the vehicle body is a direction toward the object. The main controller is configured to prevent a vehicle speed of the vehicle body from exceeding the vehicle-speed upper-limit value by performing at least one of a control so that a force acts in a direction in which movement of the vehicle body is prevented or a control so that a driving force to the driving wheel is cut off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Takehiro KUBOTANI
  • Patent number: 11358844
    Abstract: An industrial vehicle remote operation system includes an industrial vehicle that includes a vehicle communication unit performing wireless communication; and a remote operation device that includes a remote communication unit performing wireless communication with the vehicle communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hironobu Okamoto, Takehito Sakakibara, Koji Hika
  • Patent number: 11361910
    Abstract: A power storage module includes an electrode laminate in which bipolar electrodes are laminated and a sealing body formed of a resin. The bipolar electrode includes an electrode plate, a positive electrode provided on one surface of the electrode plate, and a negative electrode provided on another surface of the electrode plate. The sealing body is provided on a side surface of the electrode laminate to surround an edge portion of the bipolar electrode. The sealing body includes a first resin portion and a second resin portion. The first resin portion is welded to the edge portion of the bipolar electrode. The second resin portion surrounds the first resin portion from an outer side along the side surface. A mold shrinkage factor of the first resin portion is lower than a mold shrinkage factor of the second resin portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakamura, Yuki Chujo, Masahiro Yamada, Takayuki Hirose, Nobuyasu Haga, Motoyoshi Okumura
  • Publication number: 20220178378
    Abstract: A transmission includes a transmission housing member, a ring portion, a high speed shaft, a third roller, and a third plate bearing, which rotatably supports the third roller. The transmission housing member includes a first supporting surface, which restricts the third roller to a first position, and a second supporting surface, which restricts the third roller to a second position. The third roller is moved within a movement range from the first position to the second position. The movement range includes a specified range in which the third roller is not supported, in a radial direction of the high speed shaft, by the transmission housing member with the third plate bearing in between, but is supported by being held between the ring portion and the high speed shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryosuke FUKUYAMA, Kaho Takeuchi, Yoshiyuki Nakane, Hiroaki Kato, Satoru Mitsuda, Shogo Ito, Yohei Takase, Daisuke Watanabe, Ryo Umeyama, Noriyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220176990
    Abstract: An autonomous travel system includes a road surface image acquisition device, a storage unit, an estimation unit, a ground satellite signal reception antenna configured to receive a radio wave from a satellite, and a ground wireless communication device installed on a ground where the autonomous travel vehicle travels. The autonomous travel system includes a vehicle satellite signal reception antenna configured to receive the radio wave from the satellite, and a mapping unit configured to create the map image of the road surface with which the coordinates and the positional information are associated, from the image of the road surface acquired by the road surface image acquisition device based on the measurement information acquired through the ground satellite signal reception antenna and the measurement information acquired through the vehicle satellite signal reception antenna, in mapping outdoors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Takashi UNO
  • Patent number: 11353021
    Abstract: A housing unit of a Roots pump includes a rotor housing, which includes a peripheral wall, and a cover member, which closes an opening of the rotor housing. At least one of a mating surface of the peripheral wall or a mating surface of the cover member includes an annular first groove accommodating a seal member. The rotor housing includes a bulging portion including a second groove. The seal member incudes first projections, which project from an annular seal body, and a second projection, which projects further radially inward from the seal body than the first projections. Each first projection includes a distal end that contacts a side surface on a radially inner side or on a radially outer side of the first groove. The second projection is arranged in the second groove to determine the position of the seal body in the first groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiya Shinoda, Daisuke Masaki, Takayuki Hirano, Shintaro Kashiwa, Naoki Takani, Yohei Miki
  • Patent number: 11355785
    Abstract: A power storage module includes a laminate constituted of a plurality of laminated bipolar electrodes, each of the bipolar electrodes including an electrode plate, a positive electrode provided on one surface of the electrode plate, and a negative electrode provided on the other surface of the electrode plate, wherein a plurality of internal spaces is formed between the bipolar electrodes adjacent to each other in the laminate; a frame body holding an edge portion of the electrode plate and provided with an opening communicating with at least one of the plurality of internal spaces; and a pressure regulating valve attached to the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Hamaoka, Taku Inoue, Akihito Tsuge, Hirokazu Kotake
  • Patent number: 11351844
    Abstract: A register includes an annular fin that can improve the directivity of air conditioning air while suppressing increase in the number of parts. A front fin includes an annular-shaped annular fin portion. A bezel has upstream side inclined surfaces formed on inner peripheral surfaces facing with each other in the shorter side direction (vertical direction) of an air blow outlet. The upstream side inclined surfaces incline toward a direction of approaching the annular fin portion from an upstream side toward a downstream side of an air blowing direction. An air conditioning air flowing in the air blowing direction is guided to the annular fin portion side by the upstream side inclined surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: HOWA PLASTICS CO., LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Matsuzawa, Hidekazu Makimura, Masayuki Komatsu, Hiroki Takada
  • Publication number: 20220170433
    Abstract: A reforming system includes a vaporizer configured to vaporize liquid fuel to produce fuel gas; a reformer configured to reform the fuel gas produced by the vaporizer to produce a reformed gas containing hydrogen; an air supplier configured to supply air to the reformer; a fuel gas supplier configured to supply the fuel gas to the reformer; a heater configured to increase a temperature of the reformer; a reformed gas flow passage through which the reformed gas produced by the reformer flows; a cooler disposed in the reformed gas flow passage and configured to cool the reformed gas; a circulation passage connecting the vaporizer with the cooler and through which refrigerant flows through the vaporizer and the cooler; and a circulation pump disposed in the circulation passage and configured to circulate the refrigerant through the circulation passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: YOSHITAKA TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220170415
    Abstract: An engine system includes an engine having a combustion chamber, an intake gas passage through which air to be supplied to the combustion chamber flows, an exhaust gas passage through which exhaust gas generated from the combustion chamber flows, a reformer configured to reform the fuel to generate a reformed gas containing hydrogen, a gas supply passage through which air to be supplied to the reformer flows, a bypass passage connected to the gas supply passage and the exhaust gas passage so as to bypass the reformer and through which the fuel having passed through the reformer is circulated to an upstream of the reformer, and a switching valve switched between a normal position that does not allow the fuel having passed through the reformer to flow to the bypass passage and a circulating position that allows the fuel having passed through the reformer to flow to the bypass passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takayuki HOMMA, Yoshitaka TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 11347227
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile apparatus is provided that includes a traveling body, a sensor mounted to the traveling body, and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to: determine whether there is an obstacle in a search region, which extends in a direction of a route on which the traveling body travels, based on a detection result of the sensor; when the obstacle determination section determines that there is the obstacle in the search region, determine whether there is an obstacle avoiding region, in which the traveling body is able to avoid the obstacle, in horizontal directions that intersect a traveling direction; and when there is the obstacle in a traveling direction change region, which is located within the search region and smaller than the search region, change the traveling direction of the traveling body toward the obstacle avoiding region so that the traveling body performs an avoidance action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Sho Nakata
  • Publication number: 20220161730
    Abstract: A luggage compartment structure of a vehicle includes a base, a support, and a deck board. The base is fixed to a vehicle body. The support is attached to the base so as to be slidable in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body. The deck board is slidable in the front-rear direction of the vehicle body with respect to the support. The deck board includes a board body attached to the support so as to be slidable in the front-rear direction of the vehicle body, and a folded portion connected to a rear end portion of the board body so as to be pivotable about an axis along a vehicle width direction of the vehicle body. The folded portion is folded down with respect to the board body in a state where the deck board is pulled out from a luggage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Katsuhito FURUSAWA, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Publication number: 20220162960
    Abstract: A variable nozzle unit includes a first plate, a second plate, a plurality of nozzle vanes each having a rotary shaft portion and a vane, a plurality of vane arms, and a unison ring. Each vane arm includes an engaging portion. The plurality of vane arms includes at least one extension arm. The extension arm includes an extension portion that has a shape extending from the engaging portion toward the second plate. The second plate has a receiving portion that receives the extension portion. The receiving portion includes a pair of contact walls, wherein the contact walls are brought into contact with the extension portion respectively at a position where each of the nozzle vanes maximizes the flow passage area of the exhaust air passage and at a position where the nozzle vane minimizes the flow passage area of the exhaust air passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: TSUYOSHI UESUGI
  • Publication number: 20220163002
    Abstract: An engine includes a reformer, a reforming-air adjuster, a reforming-fuel supply unit, a reformed-gas adjuster, and a control unit. The reformer is configured to reform fuel into a reformed gas. When a start signal is input, the control unit controls the reforming-air adjuster and the reforming-fuel supply unit to a reformable state in which the fuel is reformable in the reformer, and the control unit controls the reformed-gas adjuster so that the reformed gas flows through the reformed-gas adjuster with a degree of opening smaller than a normal degree of opening that is a degree of opening of the reformed-gas adjuster when composition of the reformed gas is in a stable state before the composition of the reformed gas becomes in the stable state, for a given period of time including at least a period immediately after the engine starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: YOSHITAKA TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220166035
    Abstract: A fuel cell system 1 includes a fuel cell FC having a plurality of fuel battery cells, a control unit Cnt configured to control power generation of the fuel cell FC, a power storage apparatus S, and a DCDC converter Cnv. The control unit Cnt makes the voltage of the fuel cell FC higher than the voltage of the power storage apparatus S when the power generation by the fuel cell FC is stopped and makes the power generated in the fuel cell FC when the power generation by the fuel cell FC is stopped chargeable to the power storage apparatus S through a first path having diodes D1, D3, D5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yosuke KAKIMI
  • Publication number: 20220161747
    Abstract: An impact energy absorbing member includes an energy absorbing portion and an attachment portion. The attachment portion is fastened to the bumper reinforcement using a fastener, the fastener extending through the attachment portion and a wall of the bumper reinforcement and including an axis that extends in a direction intersecting an axial direction of the energy absorbing portion. The attachment portion and the energy absorbing portion are in a positional relationship in which the energy absorbing portion does not overlap the fastener when the impact energy absorbing member is viewed in a direction from the bumper reinforcement toward the energy absorbing portion in a vehicle front-rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma INOUE, Shin TERADA, Kazuyoshi OGATA, Masahiko YASUE, Kohei MORI, Masahiro NAKAYAMA, Ryuta KAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20220166037
    Abstract: A fuel cell centrifugal compressor includes: an impeller including a hub and blades; and a shroud. A smaller one of angles formed by each blade and a meridian surface is a blade angle. An absolute value of the blade angle on a hub-side of the blade is local minimum between hub-side front and rear edges of the blade. An absolute value of the blade angle on a shroud-side of the blade is local minimum between shroud-side front and rear edges of the blade. The hub-side of the blade is constantly less than or equal to the shroud-side of the blade in absolute value of the blade angle between the hub-side front and rear edges. The shroud-side rear edge is less than the shroud-side front edge in absolute value of the blade angle. The hub-side rear edge is greater than the hub-side front edge in absolute value of the blade angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryo UMEYAMA, Yoshiyuki NAKANE, Takahito KUNIEDA