Nissan Patents

Nissan Motor Company Ltd. manufactures and sells automobiles under the Nissan, Datsun and Infiniti brands.

Nissan Patents by Type
  • Nissan Patents Granted: Nissan patents that have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Nissan Patent Applications: Nissan patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Publication number: 20240235331
    Abstract: A component comprising: a first case portion having a tunnel portion having an opening end opening toward an axial direction; and a second case portion having a catch tank portion opening upward, wherein the first case portion and the second case portion face each other such that a bottom portion of the tunnel portion and a bottom portion of the catch tank portion are coupled to each other, an opening area of the opening end of the tunnel portion on the second case portion side is larger than an opening area of the opening end of the tunnel portion on a side opposite to the second case portion side, the tunnel portion as a whole is inclined downward from the second case portion side of the tunnel portion to the side opposite to the second case portion side of the tunnel portion, and the second case portion side of the tunnel portion is inclined downward toward the catch tank portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki TANAKA, Yutaka OKUMURA, Yusuke SUZUKI, Yojiro MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20240229926
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for a vehicle including a first oil pump that is driven by a first drive source driving a drive wheel of a vehicle and configured to supply oil to a hydraulic pressure actuation machine, and a second oil pump that is driven by a second drive source different from the first drive source and configured to supply oil to the hydraulic pressure actuation machine. The control device drives the second oil pump when a start switch of the vehicle is turned on and the first drive source is started for the first time, and drives the second oil pump when the second oil pump is not driven for a first predetermined time after the first drive source is started, and a rotation speed of the second oil pump when the first drive source is started is lower than a rotation speed of the second oil pump after the first drive source is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi OKUNO, Keisuke IWADO, Makoto OGURI
  • Publication number: 20240235313
    Abstract: A winding overhang guide is for the winding of conductive electrical wires around teeth of a wound rotor. The winding overhang guide includes a central opening for receiving a rotor shaft. Further, gadroons are arranged regularly, projecting into the central opening and arranged to deform against the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicants: RENAULT S.A.S, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Emmanuel MOTTE, Daniella VIVAS-MARQUEZ
  • Publication number: 20240235334
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes: a three-phase coil including a U-phase coil, a V-phase coil, and a W-phase coil each formed of a flat wire; a neutral point bus bar forming a neutral point of the three-phase coil and formed of a conductive plate; and a temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of the three-phase coil. The neutral point bus bar is formed in an arc shape along an outer periphery of the three-phase coil. One end of one coil in the three-phase coil is connected to a vicinity of a center of the neutral point bus bar in a circumferential direction thereof. One end of each of remaining two coils in the three-phase coil is connected to a vicinity of an end of the neutral point bus bar in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunta SUGANO, Toru NAKADA, Kohei MUROTA, Tatsuya IMAI, Masanobu ABE, Masahide KIMURA
  • Patent number: 12030511
    Abstract: In a display control method, if a control system proposes an automatic lane change to a driver of a host-vehicle, an arrow icon for guiding an automatic lane change is displayed on a head-up display, and a display method for the arrow icon is switched depending on a plurality of processes in the control performed by the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hikaru Nakao, Akira Morimoto, Kosuke Sato, Shohei Nakamura, Shuko Ishimaru
  • Publication number: 20240217457
    Abstract: In an installation structure of a high-voltage electrical device installed on a front section of a vehicle, the high-voltage electrical device is attached to a cross member of a vehicle body by an L-shaped front bracket. The cross member extends in a lateral direction of the vehicle in front of the high-voltage electrical device. A boss protrudes forward from a housing of the high-voltage electrical device. A lower vertical portion of the front bracket is fastened to the boss by a bolt and its upper horizontal portion is fixed to the cross member. A vulnerable portion is formed at a root of the boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Kousuke SAITO, Masayuki MOCHIMATSU
  • Patent number: 12024156
    Abstract: A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle executes control in which a state of charge of the battery at a time point at which the hybrid vehicle reaches a destination is lower than an upper limit state of charge by executing an EV mode until the hybrid vehicle reaches the destination. During execution of the control, if an estimated value of a lowest temperature of an engine coolant until the hybrid vehicle reaches the destination is equal to or higher than a first threshold value, the EV mode is started when the EV mode is continuable to the destination, and if the estimated value of the lowest temperature is lower than the first threshold value, a section for executing the EV mode is shortened compared to when the estimated value of the lowest temperature is equal to or higher than the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Hirata
  • Patent number: 12024779
    Abstract: A film forming method forms a coating film on a workpiece having at least two film-deposited portions which are not continuous with each other by moving a nozzle of a cold spray device relative to each other along a continuous movement trajectory. The movement trajectory includes at least two trajectories corresponding to the film-deposited portions and a connecting trajectory linking the trajectories of the film-deposited portions. The film-deposited portions are formed by continuously spraying a raw material powder from the nozzle by cold spraying to form a coating film on each of the plurality of film-deposited portions. A turnback point of the spraying is set on the connecting trajectory where a relative speed between the workpiece and the nozzle decreases in the movement trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Shibayama, Koukichi Kamada, Naoya Tainaka, Yoshito Utsumi, Hidenobu Matsuyama, Eiji Shiotani, Toshio Ogiya, Haruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 12024225
    Abstract: A steering control device is configured to acquire a distance from a vehicle to obstacles detected by a distance detection sensor. The steering control device calculates a first target steering angle such that a steering angle increases for moving the vehicle in a direction away from the obstacle located on a left side with respect to a traveling direction as the vehicle travels as the distance to the obstacle decreases, and calculates a second target steering angle such that a steering angle increases for moving the vehicle in a direction away from the obstacle located on a right side with respect to the traveling direction as the vehicle travels as the distance to the obstacle decreases. Then, the steering control device adds the first and second target steering angles to calculate a final steering angle, and control the steered wheels of the vehicle based on the final steering angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Kobayashi, Teruhisa Takano, Yasuhiro Sakurai, Ryota Yamanaka, Yoshitsugu Takafuji
  • Patent number: 12025069
    Abstract: A hybrid control method controls a hybrid vehicle. A control unit sets a rotational speed threshold value at which a continuous gear tooth striking sound occurring in a gear mechanism connecting an electric power generation motor to the internal combustion engine is not a problem in terms of vehicle quality. The control unit generates negative pressure while maintaining the engine rotational speed in the firing state where the engine rotational speed is equal to or greater than the rotational speed threshold value. Also, the control unit generates negative pressure after switching from the firing state to a motoring state where the internal combustion engine is rotated by the electric power generation motor and where the engine rotational speed is less than the rotational speed threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Ichiba, Makoto Kozuka, Tomohiro Ito, Azusa Kobayashi, Kenichi Goto
  • Patent number: 12024088
    Abstract: A lighting system may be for a vehicle cup holder installed in a vehicle. The lighting system may include a first inductive member to be positioned adjacent a back side of the vehicle cup holder, and a first controller configured to inductively couple power and command signals through the first inductive member. The lighting system may also include a lighting device to be positioned adjacent a front side of the vehicle cup holder. The lighting device, in turn, may include a second inductive member configured for inductive coupling with the first inductive member, at least one light, and a second controller configured to operate the at least one light based upon power and command signals inductively coupled to the second inductive member from the first inductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignees: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John Adams, Jason Gossiaux, Mangesh Vinayak Soman, Doug Kline, Jonathan Grasso, Steven Young, Nelson Phan
  • Patent number: 12024020
    Abstract: A power transmission device has a generator driven an internal combustion engine and a drive motor driven by the generator. The power transmission device further has a first clutch mechanism, a second clutch mechanism and a shift cam mechanism. The shift cam mechanism is actuated by a mode actuator to engage and disengage the first and second clutch mechanisms. The first clutch mechanism connect or disconnect power transmission between the drive motor and the drive wheel. The second clutch mechanism connect or disconnect power transmission between the internal combustion engine and the drive wheel. The shift cam mechanism has a first cam groove and a second cam groove that have a first series mode position, a parallel mode position, an internal combustion engine direct connection mode position, a neutral mode position, and a second series mode position, which are provided in that order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Tsukizaki
  • Patent number: 12025072
    Abstract: A control method is provided for controlling an internal combustion engine for a vehicle configured to engage a lockup clutch during a fuel cut, and to decrease a lockup hydraulic pressure at a fuel cut recovery to bring the lockup clutch to a slip engagement. The control method includes estimating a torque of the internal combustion engine generated by the fuel cut recovery when a fuel cut recovery condition is satisfied. The control method further includes decreasing a decrease amount of the lockup hydraulic pressure as the torque is greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzuru Tohta, Kohei Kamiya, Noriaki Ejiri, Tomoaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 12025071
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine (1) automatically stops when a predetermined idle stop condition is satisfied, and automatically restarts when a predetermined idle stop cancel condition is satisfied. The internal combustion engine (1) is controlled so that when fresh air does not flow into a GPF (18) even if fuel injection is stopped during operation of a vehicle, stop of the fuel injection is permitted even when temperature of GPF (18) is high. That is, the internal combustion engine (1) is controlled so that the stop of the fuel injection is forbidden when the temperature of the GPF (18) is higher than a predetermined temperature T1 and the stop of the fuel injection is allowed when the vehicle stops in a state in which the temperature of the GPF (18) is higher than the predetermined temperature (T1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Kamiya, Yuzuru Tohta, Jooyong Jung
  • Patent number: 12023973
    Abstract: A suspension element of a vehicle includes a coil spring, and a bearing part provided with a main stop. The spring is mounted on the bearing part in such a manner that a first end of the spring comes to bear against the main stop. The bearing part includes a secondary stop placed in front of the main stop, against which secondary stop the first end of the spring bears during a method for assembling the suspension element. The secondary stop is capable of moving away under the effect of pressure exerted by the spring on the secondary stop during a stage of compressing the spring after the spring has pivoted about the spring's rotational axis during a stage involving straightening the spring, so that a second end of the spring is made to interact with a centering element, in order to come to bear against the main stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Benjamin Duffau
  • Patent number: 12025466
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a communicator for communicating with an on-vehicle communicator mounted on a vehicle and a communication terminal to be operated by a user, and a controller configured to acquire, from the on-vehicle communicator, an update history of at least some of map data stored in a storage medium of the vehicle, determine whether the map data needs to be updated on a basis of the update history, transmit an inquiry signal to the communication terminal via the communicator to inquire whether to allow updating of the map data when the controller has determined to need to update the map data, and transmit an update instruction signal for instructing updating of the map data to the on-vehicle communicator via the communicator when the controller has received an allowance signal for permitting updating of the map data from the communication terminal via the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Wataru Takeda, Sho Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20240211819
    Abstract: The present invention provides a travel assistance device (1) for a vehicle, a travel assistance system (S) for a vehicle, and a travel assistance method for a vehicle with which the waste of energy of a vehicle (V) can be suppressed. In the present invention, when an unexpected user (UI) who has alighted at a stop location other than his/her alighting location included in reservation information is identified, a confirmation notification is output to the unexpected user (UI) as to whether or not to board the vehicle (V) again. When a determination is made, based on an input from the unexpected user (UI) in response to the output confirmation notification, that the unexpected user will not board the vehicle (V) again, the vehicle (V) is started from the stop location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Applicants: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., RENAULT S.AS
    Inventors: Masahide Nakamura, Yataka Mikuriya, Masaki Watanabe, Narihiro Akar, Xiaoxiao Fei, Kotaro Chiba
  • Publication number: 20240210182
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a movement plan generation unit, a provider specification unit, and a transmission unit. The movement plan generation unit is configured to generate movement plan data indicating a user's movement plan. The provider specification unit is configured to extract an experience different from an original experience at a user's place that is allowed to be experienced during stay time, when the stay time at the user's place of stay included in the movement plan is equal to or longer than a predetermined time, and specify an experience provider capable of moving to the user's place of stay and providing the user with the experience. The transmission unit is configured to transmit, to the user, experience information data including information on the experience that the experience provider can provide. The movement plan generation unit is configured to calculate the stay time when the stay time becomes longer due to the user having a different experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Miyoshi, Kotaro Chiba, Xiaoxiao Fei
  • Patent number: 12017418
    Abstract: A molding method is provided for manufacturing a composite material having a base layer formed of at least one first prepreg sheet and a second prepreg sheet stacked on at least a portion of the first prepreg sheet. The first prepreg sheet and the second prepreg sheet are stacked, and then heated and cured. The second prepreg sheet constitutes a front surface layer that is integrally formed on the surface of the base layer. Here, the amount of second resin in the second prepreg sheet is larger than the amount of first resin in the first prepreg sheet on a per unit volume basis in an interface between the first prepreg sheet and the second prepreg sheet when the second prepreg sheet is stacked on the first prepreg sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigetaka Uehara
  • Patent number: 12017630
    Abstract: A method for reducing jolt moments during a deceleration of a vehicle by a braking system, the braking system having at least one electrically actuatable pressure supply device, hydraulic wheel brakes and a valve device. The valve device is designed to apply a pressure provided by the pressure supply device to a selectable subset of the wheel brakes. The method includes: determining a braking requirement, determining a vehicle speed, checking whether the vehicle speed is below a defined threshold value, and if the vehicle speed is below the threshold value, selecting the subset of wheel brakes and applying a pressure provided by the pressure supply device to only the subset of wheel brakes, the pressure being determined according to the selected subset of wheel brakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen Zimmermann, Takeshi Katayama
  • Patent number: 12018742
    Abstract: The sensor arrangement structure includes a pulley that rotates about a rotation axis; and a sensor that detects rotation of the pulley. The pulley includes a fixed pulley, a movable pulley that can be displaced relative to the fixed pulley in a direction of the rotation axis, and a plunger defining an oil chamber on a back of the movable pulley. The plunger is provided with a detection target portion in a region that can be visually recognized from the direction of the rotation axis, and the sensor is provided on a support portion that rotatably supports the fixed pulley in a direction along the rotation axis and faces the region in which the detection target portion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakano, Fumikazu Nagaoka, Hui Jin
  • Patent number: 12018749
    Abstract: In a vehicle control device for controlling the vehicle, when automatic downshift control for automatically downshifting a speed ratio of the transmission is executed in the case where a drive current value of the motor obtained when the second oil pump is driven is larger than a maximum value of the drive current value of the motor obtained when the second oil pump is driven in a normal drive state, the vehicle control device increases a minimum rotation speed of the drive source compared to a case where the drive current value of the motor is equal to or less than the maximum value, and when the automatic downshift control is executed in the case where a line pressure generated by a hydraulic pressure supplied from the first oil pump and the second oil pump is larger than a predetermined value, the vehicle control device does not increase the minimum rotation speed of the drive source even in the case where the drive current value of the motor obtained when the second oil pump is driven is larger than the m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tarou Murazumi, Hajime Tasaka, Keisuke Iwado, Hiroyuki Tokoi, Yuji Oishi
  • Patent number: 12022539
    Abstract: An information processing device judges whether or not it is possible to transmit or receive a data amount related to a data amount information by the direct communication based on a positional information where the moving object and another moving object travels in the future, a communication environment information of the direct communication in the future according to the positional information, and the data amount information that the moving object will transmit to or receive from another moving object in the future; generates a communication plan information between the moving object and another moving object for at least one of the direct communication and the indirect communication when it is judged the data amount cannot be transmitted or received by the direct communication, and transmits the communication plan information to another moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventor: Mitsunori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 12017549
    Abstract: A power transmission device includes a power transmission coil configured to supply electric power via a wireless connection to a power reception coil mounted on a vehicle, a cover covering at least the top surface of the power transmission coil in an axial direction, a foreign-matter detection coil provided between the power transmission coil and the cover, and an elevating mechanism configured to move the power transmission coil and the foreign-matter detection coil up and down with respect to the ground while keeping a gap between the power transmission coil and the foreign-matter detection coil. The foreign-matter detection coil is separated from the cover with a predetermined distance in the axial direction before detecting foreign matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Terada
  • Patent number: 12017666
    Abstract: In a driving assisted vehicle method for controlling a driving assisted vehicle, it is determined whether a failure has occurred in any one of a plurality of controllers. Upon determining that a failure has occurred in any one of the controllers, failure information is sent to a normal controller group other than a failed controller group to which the failed controller belongs via a network communication line. When the normal controller group receives the failure information via the network communication line, the controllers constituting the normal controller group executes a failure mode for backing up the operation function that is lost due to the failure until a driver returns to the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Shionome
  • Patent number: 12020569
    Abstract: A controller includes an extraction unit, an arrival time calculation unit, a departure time calculation unit, a stop location calculation unit and a transmission unit. The extraction unit extracts stop-scheduled vehicles, which are scheduled to stop in a stopping area. The arrival time calculation unit calculates arrival times when the stop-scheduled vehicles will arrive at the stopping area based at least on user-side information of users who use the stop-scheduled vehicles, or on position information of the stop-scheduled vehicles. The departure time calculation unit calculates a scheduled departure order indicating an order in which the stop-scheduled vehicles will depart the stopping area. The stop location calculation unit calculates stop locations of the stop-scheduled vehicles based on the scheduled departure order. The transmission unit transmits information indicating the stop locations to the stop-scheduled vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Masahide Nakamura, Yutaka Mikuriya, Yoshitaka Takagi, Eijo Iwasaki, Narihiro Akari
  • Patent number: 12021472
    Abstract: A motor control method controls a motor having windings of a plurality of phases and a cooling water channel. The motor control calculates an estimated maximum temperature of the winding of the phase that reaches a highest temperature from among the windings of the plurality of phases based on the input electrical power when the motor is in a lock state. The motor control further calculates an offset value based on a detected temperature of the windings and a detected temperature of the cooling water, and corrects the estimated maximum temperature based on the temperature of the windings and the offset value. The motor control further controls the input electrical power according to the estimated maximum temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Kaimori, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20240202778
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a database, an acquisition unit, a specification unit, a movement plan unit, and a transmission unit. The database stores providers providing a user with experiences and provision places where the providers allow providing the experiences while associating one another. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire experience desire data relating to an experience that the user desires. The specification unit is configured to specify, based on the data stored in the database and the experience desire data, an experience provider being a provider capable of providing the experience that the user desires and the provision place. The movement plan unit is configured to specify the provision place specified by the specification unit as a destination of the user, and generate a movement plan for the user to move to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Miyoshi, Kotaro Chiba, Xiaoxiao Fei
  • Patent number: 12012103
    Abstract: A vehicle control method executed by a processor for controlling a subject vehicle includes: acquiring, from a sensor for detecting a state of surroundings of the subject vehicle, detection data of another vehicle traveling in an adjacent lane adjacent to a travel lane in which the subject vehicle is traveling, and setting, on the adjacent lane, a target point for the subject vehicle to change a lane from the travel lane to the adjacent lane based on a position relationship between the subject vehicle and the other vehicle, specifying the other vehicle that is located behind the target point as a rear vehicle, and starting blinking of the direction indicator of the subject vehicle when a rear end of the subject vehicle is located ahead of the front end of the rear vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Katsuhiko Degawa, Takahiro Nojiri, Tatsuya Shino, Shuhei Emoto, Shuko Ishimaru, Toshihiro Asai
  • Patent number: 12015179
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell configured to generate electricity by receiving a working gas, a combustor configured to combust an off-gas discharged from the fuel cell, a heat exchange device configured to supply the working gas to the fuel cell, and perform heat exchange with a discharged gas from the combustor, and a manifold disposed between the fuel cell and the combustor, and between the fuel cell and the heat exchange device. The manifold includes an off-gas flow path along which the off-gas discharged from the fuel cell is guided to the combustor and a discharged gas flow path along which the discharged gas discharged from the combustor is guided to the heat exchange device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Usuda, Susumu Maeshima, Tomokatsu Himeno
  • Patent number: 12016085
    Abstract: A power control device of the present invention controls the electric power of a vehicle which includes hot-wire heaters provided respectively in a plurality of areas which are obtained by dividing a front window. In particular, the power control device of the present invention switches between alternating control and entire surface control based on an external air temperature of the vehicle and a speed of the vehicle, the alternating control being for sequentially energizing each hot-wire heater provided in each of the plurality of areas, and the entire surface control being for simultaneously energizing all the hot-wire heaters provided in the plurality of areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Enomoto, Yaojun Hu, Chihiro Hirose, Tetsuya Kitakatsu, Shishou Gen, Toru Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 12012104
    Abstract: A driving control device controls driving of a subject vehicle so that front-rear acceleration of the subject vehicle when traveling along a curved route becomes an acceleration upper limit or less. Provided that a merging point exists in a certain section on the downstream side of the curved route, when the distance between the position of the subject vehicle traveling along the curved route and the merging point is a predetermined distance or less, the control device sets the acceleration upper limit to a corrected acceleration upper limit that is higher than a reference acceleration upper limit when the merging point does not exist in the certain section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Saito
  • Patent number: 12012889
    Abstract: A turbine housing has a scroll part, an outlet pipe, and an inlet pipe. A bypass passage is formed on an inner peripheral side of a twisting form leading from the inlet pipe toward the scroll part so as to allow communication between an inlet passage and an outlet passage. Viewing the turbine housing in an axial direction, an opening center of an outlet opening of the bypass passage is located in a quadrant where a mounting flange is located among four quadrants defined by a first imaginary plane that passes through a rotational center and that is parallel to a surface of the mounting flange, and a second imaginary plane that passes through the rotational center and that is orthogonal to the first imaginary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Imai, Naozumi Katou, Tsubasa Endo, Masashi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 12006741
    Abstract: A vehicle hood lever assembly has a latch mechanism, a latch lever and a striker structure. The latch mechanism has a latching member movable between a hood locking orientation and a hood unlocking orientation. The latch lever attaches to the latch mechanism at a location spaced apart from the latching member movable between a hood catching orientation and a hood release orientation. The striker structure has a main striker member and a secondary striker member. With the striker structure moving toward the latch mechanism, a surface of the secondary striker member contacts a portion of the latch lever moving the latch lever from the hood release orientation to the hood catching orientation. In response to continued movement of the striker structure toward the latch mechanism, the main striker member engages the latching member and is restrained against further movement with the latching member being moved into the hood locking orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bobby Fuentes, Takeharu Iwata
  • Patent number: 12006753
    Abstract: A rear door assembly for a vehicle includes a motor having a shaft with a gear attached thereto. A first end of a lever is rigidly fixed to the shaft for rotation therewith proximate the gear. A belt is engaged with the gear. A rear door is pivotally attached to the vehicle and is movable between a door closed orientation and a door open orientation. The rear door has a gear assembly coupled to the lever. The rear door and the gear assembly are moved by the lever upon rotation of the lever by the motor. The gear assembly receives rotary motion from the belt such that an angular displacement of the rear door caused by the rotary motion of the belt during movement of the rear door between the closed orientation and the open orientation occurs at half the rate of the angular displacement of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kovie, Christopher Herrala
  • Patent number: 12005964
    Abstract: A composite structural body (A) includes a first metal member (M1) having a plate-like shape, a second metal member (M2) having a plate-like shape, and a resin member (R) that integrates the first metal member (M1) and the second metal member (M2) with each other. The resin member (R) includes a first resin layer (R1) that coats astride one main surface of the first metal member (M1) and one main surface of the second metal member (M2), and a second resin layer (R2) that coats astride another main surface of the first metal member (M1) and another main surface of the second metal member (M2). The composite structural body (A) is provided as a composite structural body that has satisfactory moldability, that is capable of securing sufficient strength, and that is suitable as a component of a structure such as a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Torigaki, Shinichiro Takemoto, Naoya Matsuoka, Zhe Jiang
  • Patent number: 12005831
    Abstract: A light bracket assembly includes a mounting bracket, and a hollow member. The mounting bracket is configured to be connected to a sport bar of a vehicle. The mounting bracket includes a substantially planar upper member and a substantially planar lower member. A plurality of elongated slots is disposed in the upper member. Each of the plurality of elongated slots is configured to receive a light. The hollow member is configured to be connected to the mounting bracket. The hollow member is disposed between the upper member and the lower member of the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Neelamkumar Deshpande, Raghu Chervu
  • Patent number: 12005764
    Abstract: A rear door assembly having a bracket, a rear door, a first movement mechanism and a second movement mechanism. The rear door has a lateral side with a slot formed therein. The first movement mechanism is attached to a rearward area of a vehicle body structure and is configured to move the bracket and the rear door from a closed orientation covering a rear opening in the vehicle body structure to at least an intermediate orientation partially uncovering the rear opening. The bracket has a pair of support pins extending in that extend into the slot with the support pins being supported on rollers within the slot. The second movement mechanism is disposed within the rear door to move the rear door relative to the support pins of the bracket along the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Herrala, David Kovie
  • Patent number: 12009945
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first communication device, a second communication device and a relay device. The first and second communication devices are connected to a communication network. The relay device is connected to the communication network and relays communication between the first and second communication devices. The relay device includes a relay unit and a priority determination unit. The relay unit carries out a receiving process for receiving data frames transmitted from the first communication device to the communication network and a transmission process for transmitting the received data frames to the second communication device. The priority determination unit determines the priority of the transmission process of the received data frames based on the data frames received by the relay unit. The relay unit carries out a transmission process of the data frames based on the priority determined by the priority determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Ken Naka, Takashi Yamaguchi, Hideaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 12010094
    Abstract: A method for filtering attack streams targeting a connectivity module receiving a plurality of incoming connection streams includes: determining a plurality of aggregates; determining a plurality of first measurement vectors; determining another aggregate resulting from the combination of a plurality of incoming connection streams during another time period; determining another first measurement vector associated with the other aggregate; determining an abnormality score depending on the result of projecting the other first measurement vector and projecting the plurality of first measurement vectors and then, if the abnormality score is comprised in an area of doubt regarding the presence of an attack stream determining a plurality of second measurement vectors, each associated with one of the aggregates; determining another second measurement vector associated with the other aggregate; and detecting the presence or absence of an attack by analysing the other second measurement vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: RENAULT s.a.s., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eric Perraud
  • Patent number: 12005781
    Abstract: An in-module media assembly includes a display screen, a media chassis and a shock absorbing member. The display screen has an interior-facing side and a non-interior facing side. The media chassis is mounted to a lower half of the display screen and extends from the non-interior facing side of the display screen. The shock absorbing member has a screen attachment part and a contact part. The screen attachment part is attached to an upper half of the display screen and extends from the non-interior facing side. The contact part is configured to at least one of contact the media chassis and displace relative to the media chassis upon relative movement of the upper half of the display screen towards the media chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Matthews
  • Publication number: 20240186896
    Abstract: A load control device includes a device that has a plurality of operation modes depending on applications and is electrically connected to a load. The device includes an operation mode determination circuit. The operation mode determination circuit is configured to: set a tentative operation mode indicating the operation mode before determination; obtain operation mode information regarding the operation mode via communication, the operation mode information including an error detection code for detecting an error of the tentative operation mode; determine whether or not a setting result of the tentative operation mode is correct using the error detection code; and determine the operation mode of the device based on a determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Kosuke Tomita
  • Publication number: 20240183440
    Abstract: A baffle plate including a body portion, a cover portion and a seal member, a final gear and a driven sprocket disposed in an accommodating chamber of the baffle plate, an oil pump serving as a source of oil for lubrication, and an oil pan are provided. At least one of the body portion, the cover portions and the seal members includes a material that shrinks as the temperature of the oil decreases. The baffle plate is dimensioned such that a gap is sealed by the seal member when the temperature of the oil is equal to or higher than a predetermined oil temperature and an aperture is formed when the temperature of the oil is less than the predetermined oil temperature. The gap is the gap between an inner circumference of an outer wall portion of the body portion and each of a base portion of the cover portion and a base portion of the cover portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu ITOU
  • Publication number: 20240185499
    Abstract: The present invention acquires surrounding information of surrounding environment of a vehicle; sets a virtual viewpoint position ahead of the vehicle in a traveling direction; uses the acquired surrounding information and generates virtual surrounding information indicating the surrounding environment at the set virtual viewpoint position; transmits a first control signal for controlling an external device located at a location away from the vehicle to display the generated virtual surrounding information; receives driving operation information on a driving operation of the vehicle output from the external device; generates driving assistance information for assisting driving of the vehicle based on the received driving operation information; and generates a second control signal for controlling an output device installed in the vehicle to output the driving assistance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicants: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventor: Takehito Teraguchi
  • Patent number: 12003153
    Abstract: A wound rotor, such as a wound rotor for an electric machine, includes a shaft having a main axis. The shaft includes a manifold. The wound rotor also includes a winding wire and n poles wound and ordered with an ascending order number obtained by rotation about the main axis. The n wound poles can be distributed radially about the main axis. The n poles are wound with the wire in series in turn according to their ascending order numbers, the last pole, however, not being wound last.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: RENAULT S.A.S, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Damien Birolleau, Emmanuel Motte, Daniella Vivas-Marquez
  • Patent number: 11999370
    Abstract: An automated vehicle system includes an information system, data storage, an electronic controller and a notification device. The information system is configured to receive information related to an environment of the automated vehicle. The data storage has a predetermined socially acceptable behavior parameter stored therein. The electronic controller is configured to compare the information to the predetermined socially acceptable behavior parameter and determine vehicle behavior based on the information. The notification device is configured to present a notification of a course of action based on the determined vehicle behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Stayton, Erik Vinkhuyzen, Stefan Witwicki
  • Patent number: 12002359
    Abstract: A communication method for a vehicle dispatch system includes a communication apparatus configured to control communication between a first apparatus and a second apparatus. The first apparatus and the second apparatus are capable of information exchange with each other. The communication apparatus includes a processor. The processor operates to: acquire a position of a boarding point for a user and a current position of a target vehicle to be dispatched to the user; at identification timing at which a determination is made that the current position of the target vehicle belongs to a predetermined area defined with reference to the position of the boarding point, generate target vehicle information using a captured image captured by one or more cameras of the target vehicle; and transmit the target vehicle information to the second apparatus. The second apparatus operates to display the received target vehicle information on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayasu Suzuki, Masahide Nakamura, Masaki Watanabe, Daisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 12001979
    Abstract: Terminal (2) used by a user includes a transmitter configured to transmit desire information required for determining a desired facility desired by the user to a server (1) via a telecommunications network. The server (1) includes a destination setting unit configured to set a destination of a vehicle on the basis of the desire information and a facility information acquisition unit configured to acquire, via the telecommunications network, facility information including information indicative of an empty situation of the desired facility. The vehicle includes an arrival time adjustment unit configured to manage a travel of the vehicle on the basis of the facility information to adjust an arrival time at which the vehicle arrives at the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Kajiwara, Takehiro Miyoshi, Seigo Watanabe, Kazumasa Fujita, Hiroya Fujimoto
  • Patent number: D1033299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Jimenez
  • Patent number: D1034350
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Jimenez, Raymond Devers