Abstract: Provided are a composite member, a seat for automobile, and a component for automobile that suppress a decrease in strength at a connection place between a metal member and a fiber-reinforced member. A composite member includes: a fiber-reinforced member formed by impregnating a plurality of sheet-shaped core materials with a matrix resin; and a metal member joined to the fiber-reinforced member.
Abstract: An oil separator for an internal combustion engine includes a case and a separation wall. The case includes inflow ports into which blow-by gas flows, a gas outflow port, and an oil discharge port. An inside of the case is divided by the separation wall into an upstream passage and a downstream passage. The downstream passage is located on the upper side of the upstream passage. The inflow ports and the oil discharge port are connected to the upstream passage. The gas outflow port is connected to the downstream passage. The inflow ports and the oil discharge port are arranged in a direction intersecting the vertical direction. The separation wall includes one connection passage that connects the upstream passage to the downstream passage on the upper side of the oil discharge port. The separation wall is located on the upper side of the inflow ports.
March 22, 2022
September 29, 2022
TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: An EGR device includes an inlet portion into which EGR gas is introduced, a first outlet portion, a second outlet portion, and a passage portion. The first outlet portion and the second outlet portion each conduct, to the corresponding branch passage portion, the EGR gas that has been introduced through the inlet portion. The passage portion allows gas to flow between the inlet portion and the first outlet portion and between the inlet portion and the second outlet portion. The passage portion includes: a main passage that connects the inlet portion to the first outlet portion and to the second outlet portion; and an expansion chamber that is expanded outward from the main passage. The main passage includes a connecting portion. The connecting portion is connected to the second outlet portion and extends in a first direction. The expansion chamber is expanded outward from the connecting portion.
Abstract: An armrest serves as an elbow rest of a seat device in a case where the armrest is tilted forward and serves as a backrest of the seat device in a case where the armrest is raised rearward. The armrest includes an armrest pad configured to elastically support a load applied to a backrest surface forming a part of a front surface of the seat device in a case where the armrest serves as the backrest, an armrest cover configured to cover the armrest pad, a protrusion that protrudes from the backrest surface of the armrest cover and abuts against an upper surface of a seat cushion of the seat device in a case where the armrest is tilted forward, and a cutout portion formed in a region that overlaps the protrusion of the armrest cover in a thickness direction of the armrest.
Abstract: Provided is a culture method for a microorganism using a plate-like microchamber having a plurality of wells independent from each other on a front surface thereof. The culture method for the microorganism includes: mixing a liquid culture medium containing agarose having a gelation temperature of no less than 5° C. and no more than 20° C. and the microorganism to obtain a mixture; enclosing the mixture into the well with the front surface facing upward; and keeping the microchamber in which the mixture is enclosed in the well at a predetermined temperature range.
May 25, 2020
September 22, 2022
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A vehicle seat including: a back frame that forms a framework of a seat back; a back pad including a cushion material attached to a seated person side of the back frame; a back cover that covers a seated person side of the back pad; and an airbag unit that is attached to the back frame, the airbag unit including an airbag, wherein a break portion that allows the airbag to expand and deploy is formed to the back cover, wherein a fabric member that is difficult to stretch than the back cover is disposed between the break portion and the back frame, and wherein a buffer member that prevents damage due to abutment is attached to a portion of the fabric member which may abut with a part of the back frame in a process in which the airbag is expanded and deployed.
Abstract: A mobile terminal communication system for a vehicle that enables pairing between a mobile terminal and a seat while inhibiting an increase in equipment installed in the seat is provided. In one aspect of the disclosure, the system includes seats that each configured to output first information in relation to a motion of an occupant; and a processor that communicates with the seats and a mobile terminal possessed by a person in the vehicle. The processor includes a comparison processing device that estimates a control-target seat, on which the person is seated, among the seats by comparing the first information outputted by each seat with second information in relation to the motion of the person outputted by the mobile terminal; and a pairing processing device that pairs the estimated control-target seat with the mobile terminal and to transmit an output of the paired mobile terminal to the control-target seat.
Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes a cell stack body, a terminal plate, an end plate, and a passage portion. The terminal plate is disposed to be adjacent to the cell stack body in a stacking direction and is configured to collect power. The end plate is disposed on a side of the terminal plate that is opposite to the cell stack body. The terminal plate and the end plate have a through-hole that discharges reactant gas from the cell stack body. The passage portion covers an inner peripheral surface of the through-hole. The passage portion includes a peripheral wall that is formed of a plastic having an electrical insulation property and a hydrophilic portion disposed on an inner peripheral surface of the peripheral wall and is made of a plastic having a hydrophilicity higher than that of the plastic forming the peripheral wall.
Abstract: An evaluation instrument is used in evaluating a compound produced by a cell. The evaluation instrument includes a holding space for holding a suspension containing the cell and a through hole that is formed at a bottom of the holding space. The through hole is closed with a substance that is impermeable to the cell and allows the compound to move therethrough.
March 2, 2022
September 8, 2022
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A fitting structure for fitting first and second members together includes a fitting projection and a receptacle. The fitting projection protrudes from a second member opposed surface of the first member opposed to the second member toward the second member. The receptacle protrudes from an opposite surface on an opposite side from the second member opposed surface in an opposite direction from the second member opposed surface and includes an internal receiving space. The receptacle includes a fitting portion, a supporting portion, and two slits. A section of an inner surface of the supporting portion is opposed to inner surface of the fitting portion. The slits are provided between two edges of the fitting portion and two edges of the supporting portion to communicate with the receiving space. The fitting projection includes a first section disposed in the receiving space and a second section fitted to the fitting portion.
Abstract: A forming method of a disk-shaped member in which a plate formed into a disk shape and a protruded flange protruding from an outer periphery of the plate are integrally formed, includes: forming a preformed body from a plate member by a press forming, the preformed body having a protrusion in an outer periphery of the plate, the protrusion having a width larger than a width of the flange; and forming the flange by cutting and removing an outer peripheral surface side of the protrusion to punch the preformed body from the plate member in a state where a mold is in contact with an inner peripheral surface of the protrusion and a portion connected to a root of the protrusion.
Abstract: A sliding device that slidably supports a seat body of a vehicle seat is provided. The sliding device includes: a fixed rail; a movable rail; a locking member displaceable between a locking position and an unlocking position, a sliding movement of the movable rail being restricted in the locking position, and restriction of the sliding movement being released in the unlocking position; a retention spring configured to apply to the locking member a retaining force to retain the locking member in the locking position; a release lever configured to displace the locking member to the unlocking position; a return spring configured to apply to the release lever an elastic force to return the release lever to its initial position; and a restrictor configured to restrict a displacement of the release lever.
Abstract: A seat sliding device includes: a lower rail; an upper rail; a lock member; a spring member; and an operation lever, the first fixing portion of the spring member which has a ring shape having an outside diameter greater than a width between the pair of the side walls of the upper rail, which has a spring force in a diameter increasing direction between the pair of the side walls of the upper rail, and which includes a first mounting portion and a second mounting portion that are configured to be mounted and fixed, respectively, in the first hole portion and the second hole portion by the spring force.
Abstract: A manual valve device including: a plurality of air bags provided inside a vehicle seat; a valve main body including a plurality of flow passages communicating with the plurality of air bags, respectively; a plurality of valve bodies movable inside the valve main body so as to open and close the plurality of flow passages, respectively; a plurality of valve shafts coupled to the plurality of valve bodies, respectively, and configured to be manually operated to move the plurality of valve bodies in a stroke; and an operation lever configured to press any one of the plurality of valve shafts or any combination of the plurality of valve shafts in an axial direction, in which the operation lever includes an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust an air flow rate per unit time flowing in the plurality of flow passages by changing a stroke amount in the axial direction.
November 26, 2019
Date of Patent:
August 23, 2022
TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MIYAMA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Abstract: An ion exchanger includes a housing, a tube member, and an ion exchange resin. The housing includes an inlet port and an outlet port. The tube member is arranged inside the housing. The ion exchange resin is arranged between the tube member and the housing. A first flow passage and a second flow passage are formed in the housing. The first flow passage is configured to cause the coolant that has flowed in through the inlet port to flow directly to the outlet port. The second flow passage is configured to cause the coolant that has flowed in through the inlet port and passed through the ion exchange resin to flow to the outlet port. The first flow passage and the second flow passage are formed to join together in a state of being oriented in a same direction toward the outlet port.
Abstract: Disclosed herein are a vehicle door trim board that is less likely to break due to partial use of an impact resistant resin and a door trim using such a vehicle door trim board. A vehicle door trim board includes a reinforcing part made of an impact resistant resin containing a polyolefin resin, a polyamide resin, and a compatibilizer, wherein the compatibilizer is a modified elastomer having a reactive group that reacts with the polyamide resin. The door trim includes: the vehicle door trim board; and a surface skin layer provided on a design surface side of the vehicle door trim board.
Abstract: A light emitting device to be mounted on a mount surface of a vehicular compartment includes a housing including a first section having an air intake hole and a second section having an air discharge hole, a cooling fan device arranged in the first section, and a light emitter arranged in the second section. The housing further includes a discharge cavity having the discharge hole. The light emitter and the cooling fan device are arranged in a first arrangement direction laterally along the mount surface. The light emitter includes a board member and a light emitting element. The board member has a first surface that is opposite the mount surface and a second surface that is an opposite surface of the first surface and on which the light emitting element is mounted. The first surface of the board member is defined as a portion of the discharge cavity.
Abstract: An oil mist separator for an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head cover, a baffle plate, and a cam spray plate. The baffle plate is fixed to an inner surface of the cylinder head cover. A section between the cylinder head cover and the baffle plate defines an oil separation chamber. The cam spray plate is fixed to a surface of the baffle plate opposite to the cylinder head cover. The cam spray plate defines an oil passage. The baffle plate includes a discharge hole through which oil separated from blow-by gas by the oil separation chamber is discharged. The cam spray plate includes a passage defining portion and a baffle plate portion. The passage defining portion defines the oil passage. The baffle plate portion is integrated with the passage defining portion and overlapped with the discharge hole.
Abstract: A method for producing an alloy fine particle-supported catalyst that supports alloy fine particles containing a noble metal includes: a step of mixing a noble metal salt, a base metal salt, an alcohol having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, and a support to form a mixture; and a heating step of heating the mixture at a temperature of 150° C. or higher and 800° C. or lower to produce an alloy fine particle-supported catalyst.
Abstract: To provide a realistic video and audio to a passenger of a moving body, an output control device includes: a position and orientation identifying section which identifies a real position and a real orientation; a reading section which reads virtual space data; a virtual position determining section which determines a virtual position and a real orientation according to the real position and the real orientation; a display control section which controls a display to display, based on the virtual position, the virtual orientation, and a position where the display (4) is provided, an image of a partial region or a part of an object in a virtual space; and an audio output control section which controls, based on the virtual orientation and a positional relationship between the virtual position and an audio source object, a position of a stereo image formed by audio outputted from a speaker.