Patents Assigned to Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 10999718
    Abstract: A vehicle function control device that controls functions of a vehicle includes an electronic control unit configured to determine whether there is a terminal device performing communication with an in-vehicle communication device around the in-vehicle communication device using the in-vehicle communication device, when determination is made that there is the terminal device performing communication with the in-vehicle communication device around the in-vehicle communication device, determine whether a distance between the in-vehicle communication device and the terminal device is within a predetermined range, and control execution of a specific function of the vehicle based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jumpei Fuke
  • Patent number: 10999394
    Abstract: There is provided a communication method in which an in-vehicle communication device transmits data to a server. The communication method includes: transmitting the data from the in-vehicle communication device to the server when a first communication link between the in-vehicle communication device and the server is established; transmitting the data from the in-vehicle communication device to a relay device different from the server when the first communication link is not established; temporarily storing the data received from the in-vehicle communication device in the relay device when a third communication link between the relay device and the server is not established; and transmitting the temporarily stored data from the relay device to the server through the third communication link when the third communication link is established and the temporarily stored data is present in the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumiyuki Kagara
  • Patent number: 10994608
    Abstract: In an electric oil pump device including a drive power source and a gear device through which a vehicle drive force of the drive power source is transmitted, the electric oil pump device delivering a lubricant oil to the gear device, and generating a hydraulic pressure for controlling the gear device, a pump portion for delivering the lubricant oil, a motor portion for operating the pump portion, and a driver portion for controlling an operation of the motor portion are included. The pump portion, motor portion and driver portion are formed integrally with each other, or the driver portion is disposed adjacent to the motor portion. The pump portion and a part or an entirety of the motor portion are disposed within a space defined by an oil pan and a casing accommodating the gear device, and the driver portion is disposed outside the casing and the oil pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshihiko Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10994593
    Abstract: A mounting structure for a doorframe molding includes an upper edge part that defines an upper side of a window frame of a vehicle door. The mounting structure further includes an engaging part that includes a shaft part and a rib part extending from a lower end of the shaft part in a vehicle front-rear direction or a vehicle width direction, a body part of the doorframe molding, and a bracket that projects from the body part and is engaged with the engaging part. The bracket has a cut-out part that is made by cutting out the bracket. The shaft part is inserted into the cut-out part, and a peripheral part of the cut-out part is engaged with the rib part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okazaki, Naoki Tsutsumi, Ryuta Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10994583
    Abstract: A stabilizer bushing for adhesive use including: a tubular rubber elastic body whose inner circumferential surface being configured to be adhered to a stabilizer bar; a bracket mounted onto an outer circumferential surface of the rubber elastic body and configured to be attached to a vehicle body; and concave/convex mated parts provided on axially opposite portions between the rubber elastic body and the bracket, the concave/convex mated parts protruding radially outward, wherein a mated height dimension of the concave/convex mated part is varied in a circumferential direction, and is made small at a position of input of a main radial load in the rubber elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsumura, Masaki Shirashige, Motoyuki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10998547
    Abstract: There is provided a negative electrode current collector that is used in contact with an aqueous electrolyte solution in an aqueous lithium ion secondary battery, including a surface in contact with the aqueous electrolyte solution, the surface including a material containing at least one selected from the group consisting of Ti, Pb, Zn, Sn, Mg, Zr and In as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suyama, Hideki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10994690
    Abstract: A vehicle side airbag device including an airbag accommodated within a seatback of a vehicle seat, and inflates and expands between a seated vehicle occupant and a side door, the airbag includes: a main body portion configured to restrain at least from a shoulder portion to a chest region of the seated vehicle occupant; and an extension portion configured to extend toward a vehicle front side or a vehicle rear side at a portion of a height region of the main body portion, and wherein, as seen in a vehicle side view, at a vehicle occupant shoulder portion height region, the extension portion overlaps a vehicle side portion member that structures a portion of a vehicle cabin side wall and that projects-out further toward a vehicle inner side than a side door glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Hioda
  • Patent number: 10994600
    Abstract: A front compartment is provided with an engine, an air cleaner, a radiator, a reservoir tank, a motor unit, an auxiliary battery, and an EFI-ECU. The engine, the reservoir tank, the motor unit and the EFI-ECU are aligned in a vehicle's width direction. The air cleaner and the auxiliary battery are also aligned in the vehicle's width direction. The air cleaner is located in front of the motor unit. The motor unit includes a power control unit and a transaxle. The air cleaner is located in front of the power control unit. The auxiliary battery is located diagonally forward to left of the motor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Marukawa, Shuichi Iwata, Hiroshi Yaguchi, Naoyuki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10994616
    Abstract: Each vehicle includes a detection device configured to detect a situation outside the vehicle. When a server receives from a depleted EV a help signal requesting power supply from another vehicle to the depleted EV, the server selects, from among the other vehicles, a rescue EV to supply electric power to the depleted EV. The rescue EV moves to the depleted EV, determines a stopping position of the rescue EV from a situation around the depleted EV detected by the detection device, and performs power supply to the depleted EV at the stopping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kagawa, Naomi Kataoka, Toshiaki Niwa, Yasuhiro Baba, Katsuhiko Yourou
  • Patent number: 10994602
    Abstract: A duct assembly for a vehicle includes an intake duct configured to supply air to an object to be cooled and a discharge duct configured to discharge the air supplied to the object to be cooled to the outside of the vehicle. The discharge duct has a discharge port that opens downward. The intake duct has an intake port that opens rearward. The rear bumper has a depression and an upper wall section. The depression has a panel opening that allows passage of air supplied to the intake port. The depression is recessed from the upper wall section toward the front of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Nakamura, Tomoaki Furukawa, Kiyonori Takagi
  • Patent number: 10994627
    Abstract: A charge management system includes a vehicle and an external charging facility including a connector. The vehicle includes a second resistor, a voltage regulating circuit, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to control the voltage regulating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventor: Tohru Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10994615
    Abstract: Each vehicle includes a detection device configured to detect a situation outside the vehicle. When a server receives from a depleted EV a help signal requesting power supply from another vehicle to the depleted EV, the server selects, from among the other vehicles, a rescue EV to supply electric power to the depleted EV. The rescue EV moves to the depleted EV, stops behind the depleted EV detected by the detection device, and supplies power to the depleted EV while being stopped behind the depleted EV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Yourou, Naomi Kataoka, Toshiaki Niwa, Yasuhiro Baba, Kazuyuki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10994673
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof molding made of an elastic member disposed in a groove on a roof top surface formed in a coupling portion coupling a roof panel and a right side panel. The roof molding includes a lid portion covering an upper side of an opening portion of the groove. The roof panel includes a slope face descending toward the groove between a base face and the groove. An end of the lid portion of the roof molding extends to the slope face and is in contact with the slope face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Manjo, Tomoharu Tamaya, Koji Usui
  • Patent number: 10994622
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises a motor configured to output a power for driving; a power storage device configured to supply electric power to the motor; a main relay provided between the motor and the power storage device; a power receiving connector configured to be connectable with a power feed connector of an external charger; and a charging relay connected with the power receiving connector and connected with the power storage device via the main relay. This vehicle further comprises a control device configured to determine whether electric power from the external charger is supplied to the power receiving connector during charging of the power storage device with the electric power from the external charger in closed positions of the main relay and the charging relay and to open the main relay when it is determined that the electric power from the external charger is not supplied to the power receiving connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Fujitsu Ten Limited
    Inventors: Takaharu Hori, Fumiyoshi Kuribara, Daisuke Okajima
  • Patent number: 10994788
    Abstract: A vehicle bottom structure includes: side members; a plurality of cross members that extend in the width direction of the vehicle, are joined to the side members at both end parts, and support the bottom of a battery pack disposed under a floor panel between the side members, from below; and front-rear direction reinforcing members that extend in the front-rear direction of the vehicle and are joined on the cross members so as to cross the cross members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuma Otoguro, Ryoji Doi
  • Patent number: 10994654
    Abstract: A rear pre-crash safety system of a vehicle comprising a judgement logic adapted to issue at least one collision warning signal in response to a detected radar signal reflected by an object approaching the vehicle from behind depending on a radar cross section, RCS, of the approaching object and depending on a velocity of the approaching object relative to the respective vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Continental Automotive GmbH, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Gladys Acervo, Koji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10999095
    Abstract: A communication method for a transmission-side node and a reception-side node performing transmission and reception via a communication line in a predetermined cycle includes: causing the transmission-side node and the reception-side node to transmit identification information indicating a status of an event of transmission of object data to the communication line in the predetermined cycle; if a new event of transmission of the object data occurs, causing the transmission-side node to update a value of the identification information and transmit the updated identification information together with the object data to the communication line in the predetermined cycle; and causing the reception-side node to receive the object data and the updated identification information, and upon completion of reception of the object data corresponding to the updated identification information, update a value of the identification information and transmit the updated identification information to the communication line in th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO TEN Limited, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Matsushita, Youichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10994674
    Abstract: A grommet includes a grommet body, an inner protector, and an outer member. The inner protector includes a protector body accommodated in a protector accommodating chamber of the grommet body. The protector body includes a rib on an outer surface of the protector body. The rib projects toward an inner surface of the protector accommodating chamber of the grommet body and extends along a direction toward a lower side from an upper side with the grommet installed in a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Yokoyama, Kazuyuki Kumoi, Akihito Kouketsu, Masanori Suzumura, Kiyotsugu Miura
  • Patent number: 10994498
    Abstract: A filament winding apparatus includes: N guide members arranged around a liner having an elongate shape such that the N guide members are centered around a center axis of the liner, the center axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the liner, each of the N guide members being configured to supply one bundle of fibers, and N being an integer equal to or larger than two, a drive unit configured to repeat, W times, a winding operation to helically wind N bundles of fibers supplied respectively from the N guide members around the liner at the same winding angle to form a reinforcing layer, the winding operation being an operation in which each of the N guide members travels, in a direction parallel to the center axis of the liner, from and back to a winding start position, and W being an integer equal to or larger than two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Kobayashi, Yuji Hidaka
  • Patent number: 10995687
    Abstract: An exhaust gas control apparatus includes: a fuel injection valve configured to inject fuel into an internal combustion engine; a catalyst provided in an exhaust passage and configured to clean exhaust gas; a filter provided on a downstream side of the catalyst; a fuel introducing unit configured to introduce the fuel, which is injected from the fuel injection valve, into the exhaust passage from the internal combustion engine in an unburnt state; and a load control unit configured to control an upper limit of a load on the internal combustion engine. In the exhaust gas control apparatus, the load control unit is configured to set, when the fuel is supplied to the exhaust passage in the unburnt state, the upper limit of the load to a second limit value lower than a first limit value, which is an upper limit of the load before the injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Nose, Yuto Ikeda, Keichi Myojo