Patents Assigned to Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20200204955
    Abstract: A map generation device includes: a communication unit that acquires position information about a vehicle at a time when an image is photographed from the vehicle; and a control unit that estimates a dispersion state of pollen, based on the position information about the vehicle acquired by the communication unit and detection information indicating a result of a first detection in the image, and generates map information indicating the estimated dispersion state, the first detection in the image being a detection of a person that wears an anti-pollen article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuro YANAGI, Maki Tamura, Mutsumi Matsuura, Toshihiko Inoue, Naoki YAMAMURO, Takashi HAYASHI, Takahiro SHIGA
  • Publication number: 20200203771
    Abstract: (A) A first lithium-ion battery is prepared. (B) A capacity loss of the first lithium-ion battery is detected. (C) Capacity restoration treatment is performed on the first lithium-ion battery having a detected capacity loss to produce a second lithium-ion battery. The first lithium-ion battery includes at least a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution. The electrolyte solution contains a lithium salt, a solvent, and an additive in advance of the detecting a capacity loss. The additive has an oxidation potential. The oxidation potential is higher than an OCP of the positive electrode in the first lithium-ion battery having a state of charge of 100%. The capacity restoration treatment involves charging the first lithium-ion battery in such a way that at least part of the additive is oxidized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satomi UCHIDA, Shinobu Okayama
  • Publication number: 20200203696
    Abstract: To provide a separator for all-solid-state batteries, which is configured to achieve both increased tensile strength and excellent ion conductivity, a method for producing the same, and an all-solid-state battery comprising the separator for all-solid-state batteries. Disclosed is a separator for all-solid-state batteries, the separator comprising a first solid electrolyte layer comprising a solid electrolyte and a hydrogenated rubber-based resin where a content of the hydrogenated rubber-based resin in the first solid electrolyte layer is 15% by volume or more and 30% by volume or less, and the separator optionally further comprising, on at least one surface of the first solid electrolyte layer, a second solid electrolyte layer comprising a solid electrolyte and a hydrogenated rubber-based resin where a content of the hydrogenated rubber-based resin in the second solid electrolyte layer is 0.1% by volume or more and less than 15% by volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitaka MINAMIDA
  • Publication number: 20200202638
    Abstract: An information acquisition apparatus includes a circuitry configured to generate standardized data based on source data output by a vehicle. The source data includes at least one of information on a state of the vehicle, information on an environmental state around the vehicle, and information on a specification of the vehicle. The standardized data represents at least one of the state of the vehicle, the environmental state, and the specification of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Shiroh Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20200204028
    Abstract: A coil includes a plurality of segment coils. Ends of two corresponding segment coils are electrically connected together via a coupling member or by being fitted together. Each of the plurality of segment coils includes a conductor-exposed portion located close to a connection portion between the corresponding segment coils and to be brought into contact with a probe of a resistance measurement apparatus. When the coil is manufactured, the ends of the plurality of segment coils are electrically connected to the ends of other corresponding segment coils, and electric resistances of connection portions between the ends are measured for each layer of the ends of the segment coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizushima, Yasuyuki Hirao
  • Publication number: 20200202141
    Abstract: An information provision device includes a controller configured to detect installation of an anti-skid tool onto a vehicle from an image including at least a part of the vehicle and at least a part of the vicinity of the vehicle and a communication unit configured to provide position information of the vehicle at the time of the installation of the anti-skid tool detected by the controller. A driving assistance device includes a communication unit configured to acquire position information of a vehicle at the time of installation of an anti-skid tool when the installation of the anti-skid tool onto the vehicle is detected from an image including at least a part of the vehicle and at least a part of a vicinity of the vehicle, and a controller configured to present information acquired by the communication unit to the driver of another vehicle different from the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuro YANAGI, Maki TAMURA, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Toshihiko INOUE, Naoki YAMAMURO, Takashi HAYASHI, Takahiro SHIGA
  • Publication number: 20200202717
    Abstract: The server is configured to communicate with a plurality of power-supplying vehicles and a plurality of power-receiving vehicles. The server is configured to notify, to matched vehicles (candidate power-receiving vehicle and candidate power-supplying vehicle), a candidate gathering location list including respective pieces of information of a plurality of parking areas owned by third parties different from users of the matched vehicles, so as to make an inquiry to the users of the matched vehicles to select one of the plurality of parking areas included in the candidate gathering location list. The server is configured to determine a gathering location for the matched vehicles using the respective pieces of information of the parking areas selected by the users of the matched vehicles, and is configured to transmit the information of the parking area of the determined gathering location to the matched vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi MIZUTANI, Daiki KANEICHI, Hirotaka KARUBE, Jun KONDO, Kenichi KOMURO
  • Publication number: 20200202630
    Abstract: An automobile production system includes an image-pickup device configured to take images of vehicles to be manufactured on a manufacturing line, and a control device configured to control the image-pickup device. The control device associates the images of the vehicles to be manufactured acquired from the image-pickup device with information about purchasers of the vehicles to be manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko WATANABE, Yuji Nabeshima, Koji Kawasaka
  • Publication number: 20200203761
    Abstract: A main object of the present disclosure is to provide a solid electrolyte with high fluoride ion conductivity. The present disclosure achieves the object by providing a solid electrolyte to be used for a fluoride ion battery, the solid electrolyte comprising: a composition of Ce1-x-yLaxSryF3-y, in which 0<x, 0<y, and 0<x+y<1; and a crystal phase that has a Tysonite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuto IDE
  • Publication number: 20200202855
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted device operation system, includes: an operating part that is located in a vehicle cabin, and configured to be subjected to operation for manually operating a vehicle-mounted device; a sound collector that is located in the vehicle cabin, and configured to collect speech of an occupant; and a processor configured to determine whether a command to the vehicle-mounted device is included in a content of the speech of the occupant collected by the sound collector, activate the vehicle-mounted device according to the command, when the processor determines that the command to the vehicle-mounted device is included in the content of the speech of the occupant, and highlight the operating part for the vehicle-mounted device activated by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki KOZONO, Shu Nakajima, Takeshi Nawata
  • Publication number: 20200203739
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell; a supply device; and a control unit configured to lower output voltage of the fuel cell to a target value so as to execute recovery processing to recover power generation performance of the fuel cell. In a case of having an execution request of the recovery processing, the control unit restarts power generation of the fuel cell when open circuit voltage of the fuel cell is lowered to or smaller than a threshold value higher than the target value by controlling a flow rate of a cathode gas while the power generation of the fuel cell is paused, and the control unit executes the recovery processing while controlling an output current value of the fuel cell to be smaller than an idle current value that is an output current value of the fuel cell in an idle operation state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiko KANEKO, Masayuki ITO
  • Publication number: 20200201346
    Abstract: A weather guidance system is configured to guide a weather event having occurred around a user during moving, and includes: a guided event acquiring unit configured to acquire a guided event being a weather event previously guided to the user; and a guidance control unit configured to determine that when a new event being a new weather event having occurred around the user is acquired, the new event that is identical in weather type to the guided event and that has an occurrence region without overlapping with that of the guided event is guided, and the new event that is identical in weather type to the guided event and that has an occurrence region overlapping with that of the guided event is not to be guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Taiki Nakamura, Shota Kishino, Kazuki Minamiyama
  • Publication number: 20200202842
    Abstract: The control system includes a calculation unit configured to control a voice interaction system including voice recognition models, in which the calculation unit instructs, when a conversation with a target person is started, the voice interaction system to first perform voice recognition and response generation by one voice recognition model tentatively selected from among the voice recognition models, determines a voice recognition model estimated to be optimal among the voice recognition models held in the voice interaction system based on results of the voice recognition of a speech made by the target person in a voice recognition server, and instructs, when the voice recognition model estimated to be optimal is different from the one voice recognition model tentatively selected, the voice interaction system to switch the voice recognition model to the one estimated to be optimal and to perform voice recognition and response generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Narimasa Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200200826
    Abstract: A battery capacity estimation method includes a first step and a second step. The first step is a step of obtaining image data of a Nyquist diagram drawn by a predetermined method, based on a Nyquist plot obtained by a predetermined AC-IR measurement. The second step is a step of obtaining a battery capacity estimate value of a battery to be measured by inputting the image data of the Nyquist diagram obtained in the first step into an input layer of a pre-trained neural network model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junta IZUMI, Masahiko MITSUI, Juni YASOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200198563
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: first and second power supplies, and a control unit controlling to, when a remaining capacity difference between the first power supply and the second power supply is large, to reduce a first operating range, in which the connection state with the electrical load is controlled to be series connection state of the power supplies, and increase a second operating range, in which the connection state with the electrical load is controlled to be the parallel connection state of the power supplies or the single connection state of one of the power supplies having a larger remaining capacity, as compared with a case where the remaining capacity difference is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka NIIMI, Naoyoshi TAKAMATSU, Shunya KOBAYASHI, Satoru ITO, Takuya SAKAMOTO, Hirotsugu OHATA, Shigeaki GOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Naoki YANAGIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200198537
    Abstract: A portable device communicates with a vehicle, and the portable device includes: a motion sensor; a control unit configured to determine whether or not abnormality has occurred in the motion sensor, based on an output from the motion sensor; and an output unit configured to perform an output representing abnormality in the motion sensor, when the control unit determines that abnormality has occurred in the motion sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki FUNAYAMA, Shigeki NISHIYAMA, Toru YOSHIHARA, Masashi KOMEYA
  • Publication number: 20200198477
    Abstract: A vehicular charging control system using a solar panel includes: a first battery; a calculation unit that calculates a chargeable electric power amount (an amount of electric power with which the first battery can be charged until the SOC of the first battery reaches a predetermined value); a determination unit that determines whether regenerative electric power is being generated; and a control unit that controls charging of the first battery with electric power generated by the solar panel. The control unit allows the first battery to be charged with the electric power generated by the solar panel up to an upper limit set to the chargeable electric power amount when regenerative electric power is not being generated, and up to an upper limit set to an electric power amount obtained by subtracting the regenerative electric power amount from the chargeable electric power amount when regenerative electric power is being generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi SHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20200198189
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high-pressure tank, capable of removing bubbles inside a carbon-fiber layer and those on an outer surface thereof without deteriorating a strength of the carbon-fiber layer, preventing a defective appearance, reducing variations in size, and thereby manufacturing a high-pressure tank having an excellent strength is provided. A method for manufacturing a high-pressure tank includes an uncured carbon-fiber layer forming step of forming an uncured carbon-fiber layer around a liner, a glass-fiber layer forming step of forming an uncured glass-fiber layer around the uncured carbon-fiber layer, a pin inserting step of inserting a tubular pin disposed therein from an uncured glass-fiber layer side to an interface of the uncured carbon-fiber layer, a gas sucking step of sucking a gas from the pin, and a thermally-curing treatment step of forming a glass-fiber layer and a carbon-fiber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken HATTA
  • Publication number: 20200198512
    Abstract: A vehicle lower portion structure is provided with electromagnetic wave emitting components that are disposed at a rear surface side of a floor panel provided in a lower portion of a vehicle, and a carpet component that has a backing layer in which is dispersed a magnetic material, and a carpet pile that is provided on a front surface side of the backing layer, and that is disposed at a front surface side of the floor panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Hayashi Telempu Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Tanaka, Yuichi Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200198624
    Abstract: A vehicle travel assist device includes a control device that controls travel of a vehicle, and a memory device in which travel state information of the vehicle is stored. The control device executes vehicle guidance control that guides the vehicle to a target stop position based on the travel state information. During the vehicle guidance control, the control devices executes driving force increase control that increases a driving force such that a wheel of the vehicle climbs over a difference-in-level. The control device variably sets an increase rate of the driving force in the driving force increase control according to a remaining distance to the target stop position. The increase rate in a case where the remaining distance is a first distance is higher than the increase rate in a case where the remaining distance is a second distance shorter than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kosuke AKATSUKA