Patents Assigned to Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 12048085
    Abstract: A power electronics module includes a heat sink structurally configured to dissipate thermal energy, an electrically-insulating layer directly contacting the heat sink, a conductive substrate positioned on and in direct contact with the electrically-insulating layer, a power electronics device positioned on and in direct contact with the conductive substrate, a printed circuit board layer that at least partially encapsulates the conductive substrate and the power electronics device, and a driver circuit component positioned on a surface of the printed circuit board layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Feng Zhou, Shohei Nagai
  • Patent number: 12043246
    Abstract: While a vehicle is traveling in an automatic driving mode, an auto-driving oil pressure changing unit makes the engagement pressure of hydraulic oil supplied to a release-side engagement device to be released during a downshift of a stepwise shifting unit, higher than the engagement pressure set during traveling in a manual driving mode, so that retraction of the acceleration due to a drop of drive torque during the downshift is reduced. At this time, an auto-driving rotating machine controller makes drive-side MG2 torque generated from a second rotating machine, larger than that generated during traveling in the manual driving mode, so as to speed up the progress of the downshift, and prevent retraction of the acceleration from being prolonged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Sasade, Tooru Matsubara, Hiromasa Tatsushiro, Daisuke Suyama, Tomoyasu Kimura
  • Patent number: 12043918
    Abstract: A control device has a learning model that outputs an estimated value of a second physical quantity that is unobservable under a condition of manufacturing a SiC crystal, from a first physical quantity that is observable under the condition of manufacturing the SiC crystal. The control device generates a basic learning model by mechanical learning using, as teacher data, a simulation result of a simulation model based on structural data of a SiC crystal manufacturing apparatus. The control device acquires measured values of the first physical quantity and the second physical quantity measured under a condition that the SiC crystal is unable to be manufactured while the second physical quantity is observable, and generates the learning model that corrects an output of the basic learning model based on the measured values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MIRISE Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Uematsu
  • Patent number: 12043137
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of charging stations accommodatable under a ground surface. The power supply system comprises a determination unit that determines a power supply facility available for supplying power to a target vehicle, and a transmission unit that transmits, to the target vehicle, guidance information for guiding the target vehicle to the determined charging station by automatic driving. The target vehicle is guided to the available charging station by automatic driving. The user can reach the available charging station without searching for it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeki Kinomura
  • Patent number: 12047862
    Abstract: A server determines, for each of a plurality of repeaters, a terminal apparatus to be connected, and a connection order in which a plurality of repeaters connect to the terminal apparatuses to be connected, based on a latest upload time of each detection data generated by the plurality of terminal apparatuses, and identification information of a plurality of terminal apparatuses, so that detection data is preferentially acquired from a terminal apparatus that generated detection data of which the upload time is early in the information processing system. When each of the plurality of repeaters receives, from the server, the identification information of the terminal apparatus to be connected and the connection order information thereof, the plurality of repeaters connects to the terminal apparatuses to be connected according to the order indicated by the connection order information, and acquire detection data therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hikaru Sugata
  • Patent number: 12047710
    Abstract: A remote operator that remotely assists in traveling the autonomous traveling vehicle refer to a remote monitoring terminal. A remote monitoring device acquires data of a plurality of sensors mounted on the autonomous traveling vehicle, executes an image generation processing for generating an around-view of the vehicle by processing the data, calculates the lane width of the lane traveled by the vehicle based on the map information, calculates the vehicle width ratio of the vehicle with respect to the lane width, and when the vehicle width ratio is greater than a predetermined determination threshold, provides the generated around-view by the image generation processing to the remote monitoring terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Igarashi
  • Patent number: 12043238
    Abstract: A vehicle control method includes first anti-lock braking system control which is executed focusing on a vehicle deceleration when determination is made that a road is a bad road based on wheel acceleration information, as compared with a case where determination is made that the road is not the bad road, and a second anti-lock braking system control which is executed to reduce a pressure increasing gradient of a brake hydraulic pressure as compared with that in the first anti-lock braking system control. The vehicle control method includes executing the first anti-lock braking system control in a case where a wheel has a recovering tendency from slip when an execution condition of the anti-lock braking system control is satisfied, and executing the second anti-lock braking system control in a case where the wheel has a slipping tendency when the execution condition of the anti-lock braking system control is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Hara, Masahiko Maekawa
  • Patent number: 12043203
    Abstract: A vehicle front passenger seat airbag device comprises an airbag body is inflated and deployed by gas ejected from an inflator, a flow regulating cloth that is provided in a tubular shape including opening portions opening at left and right sides into an interior of the airbag body, that includes an inlet port at a peripheral surface of the flow regulating cloth for introducing the gas ejected from the inflator, and that is configured to distribute the gas introduced from the inlet port through the opening portions toward left and right sides of the interior of the airbag body, and a sewn portion configured by at least one portion of the flow regulating cloth of a portion further toward an upper portion side or a portion further toward a lower portion side than the inlet port, being sewn to the airbag body along a left-right direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 12043318
    Abstract: In a vehicle body structure, an end portion of a first vehicle body member having a plate shape is coupled to a second vehicle body member having a plate shape. The first vehicle body member is made of a first metal and the second vehicle body member is made of a second metal. The vehicle body structure includes a third vehicle body member made of the first metal. The third vehicle body member includes an interposed portion having general portions and a convex portion. The convex portion has a weld-joint portion configured to be joined to the end portion of the first vehicle body member by welding. Each of the general portion has a swage-joint portion configured to be swaged and jointed to the second vehicle body member in a circular shape viewed from a thickness direction, and a cutout portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignees: SUBARU CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuichi Nakagawa, Keisuke Yokota, Tsukasa Hoshino
  • Patent number: 12043200
    Abstract: An in-seat airbag device, includes: an airbag main body having a front-rear chamber that, due to gas jetted from an inflator, expands past a side of a head of a passenger toward a seat front side and is disposed at the side of the head of the passenger, and a distal end chamber that expands from a seat front side end portion of the front-rear chamber toward a seat width direction inner side and is disposed at a seat front side of a face of the passenger, wherein the airbag main body is accommodated in a state of having an outwardly-wound portion that is wound outwardly in a form of a roll whose axial direction is a seat vertical direction, after a distal end portion of the distal end chamber is folded-over toward a side opposite a passenger side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Toshiki Iwama, Takeshi Yamamoto, Masashi Hotta, Yoshito Kusuhara
  • Patent number: 12043104
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body including a rocker extending in a front and rear direction outside a floor panel in a vehicle width direction, a component located below the floor panel and removably mounted on the body from below, and a rocker molding extending from a location facing an outer side of the rocker in the vehicle width direction to a location facing a lower side of the component. The rocker molding has a side panel facing the outer side of the rocker and a lower panel facing the lower side of the component. The side panel is fixed to the body. The lower panel is removably fixed to the component and swingably connected to the side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryosuke Asa
  • Patent number: 12043264
    Abstract: An information processing device associated with a vehicle includes a processor. The processor is configured to presume that a person or an item has been left behind in a rear seat of the vehicle, based on whether a rear door was opened and closed in a predetermined period before running of the vehicle and whether the rear door was opened and closed in a predetermined period after running of the vehicle. The processor is configured to perform sensing of the rear seat based on a presumption result. The processor is configured to notify the user based on a sensing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsunori Katoh, Hiroyasu Hadano
  • Patent number: 12043159
    Abstract: A rack includes a casing and a plurality of pairs of supports that is provided inside the casing so as to extend in a depth direction and arrayed at regular intervals in an up-down direction. The rack can house all storage boxes of two or more prespecified sizes while supporting the storage boxes so as to be slidable along the respective pairs of supports. Sensors that detect objects are provided one between each two pairs of supports that are adjacent to each other in the up-down direction among the pairs of supports. When storage boxes of a smallest size are housed in the rack so as to be closest to one another in the up-down direction, the sensors are located in clearances between the storage boxes of the smallest size in the up-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yutaro Takagi, Yuta Itozawa, Hirotaka Komura
  • Patent number: 12043481
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile robot includes a placement part, an arm configured to extend from and retract into the placement part in a horizontal direction, and a control unit configured to control a movement of the arm. The control unit moves a tip of the arm into a groove formed in a bottom surface of an object supported from underneath thereof, and then the control unit returns the tip of the arm hooked in the groove to the placement part, or the control unit moves the tip of the arm hooked in a groove formed in a bottom surface of an object placed on the placement part toward a rack configured to support the object from underneath thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yuta Itozawa, Hirotaka Komura, Yutaro Takagi
  • Patent number: 12043195
    Abstract: An airbag device includes an airbag that is supplied with gas generated by an inflator during a vehicle collision, and that inflates and deploys from a rear side of a vehicle seat toward a front side via an upper side. In an inflated and deployed state, the airbag includes a pair of front-rear chambers extending in a seat front-rear direction via left and right sides of a head of a passenger, an airbag body that is communicated with the pair of front-rear chambers and that is disposed at a front side of the passenger between the pair of front-rear chambers, and an auxiliary chamber into which gas inside the airbag body flows indirectly at least during restraint of the passenger by the airbag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Takeshi Yamamoto, Toshiki Iwama, Yoshito Kusuhara, Tsutomu Ishii
  • Patent number: 12043276
    Abstract: A support device is a support device by which a support operation to support a host vehicle to stop is performable. The support device includes: a determination unit configured to, when a light color of a traffic light is a light color that requires the host vehicle to stop, determine whether or not alerting on the traffic light is performed as the support operation, based on a speed of the host vehicle and a distance from a current position of the host vehicle to a stop reference position; and a recognition unit configured to recognize a surrounding state around the host vehicle. The stop reference position in a case where a crossing pedestrian is recognized by the recognition unit is closer to the host vehicle than the stop reference position in a case where no pedestrian is recognized by the recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Kijima
  • Patent number: 12044189
    Abstract: An engine control device includes a determination unit configured to determine whether or not an engine is in a complete explosion state, a calculation unit configured to calculate an integrated intake air amount that is an integrated value of an intake air amount of the engine after an affirmative determination is made by the determination unit, a setting unit configured to set a target equivalent ratio of the engine in accordance with the integrated intake air amount, and a control unit configured to control an intake air amount and a fuel injection amount of the engine such that an equivalent ratio of an air-fuel mixture becomes the target equivalent ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryuhei Mitsuoka
  • Patent number: D1036304
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sungwon Lee, Masayuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: D1036305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Heikki Veikko Viljami Juvonen, Shogo Okamoto
  • Patent number: D1036309
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Billes, Keisuke Matsuno, Ken Nagasaka