Country
Full text data for US and EP
Status
Type
Filing Date
Publication Date
Inventor
Assignee
Click to expand
IPC
No.
Publication Number
Title
Publication/Patent Number Publication/Patent Number
Publication date Publication date
Application number Application number
Filing date Filing date
Inventor Inventor
Assignee Assignee
IPC IPC
1
US10220466B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10220466B2
Publication date: 2019-03-05
Application number: 14/781,392
Filing date: 2014-04-16
Abstract: Shifts of a reference point C in a robot coordinate system among three postures of a seam welding apparatus 10 are found, and calibration data is obtained (STEP 1). Correction data is found from the calibration data based on deformation of elastic units 22a due to weight of the seam welding apparatus 10 in accordance with the posture of the seam welding apparatus 10 relative to a robot 20 (STEP 5). Teaching data is corrected based on the correction data (STEP 6). Shifts of a reference point C in a robot coordinate system among three postures of a seam welding apparatus 10 are found, and calibration data is obtained (STEP 1). Correction data is found from the calibration data based on deformation of elastic units 22a due to weight of the ...more ...less
2
US10243221B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10243221B2
Publication date: 2019-03-26
Application number: 14/958,932
Filing date: 2015-12-04
Abstract: A resin-framed membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell includes a stepped membrane-electrode assembly, a resin frame, and a water-impermeable layer. The stepped membrane-electrode assembly includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first electrode provided on the first surface, and a second electrode provided on the second surface. The second surface has an exposed surface on an area outside of an outer periphery of the second electrode. The water-impermeable layer is disposed on the exposed surface of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane so that the exposed surface is bonded to an inner protruding portion of the resin frame via the water-impermeable layer and an adhesive and so that a region of the exposed surface where the water-impermeable layer is disposed is larger than a region of the water-impermeable layer where the adhesive is applied. A resin-framed membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell includes a stepped membrane-electrode assembly, a resin frame, and a water-impermeable layer. The stepped membrane-electrode assembly includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane having a first surface and a second ...more ...less
3
US10249088B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10249088B2
Publication date: 2019-04-02
Application number: 14/548,596
Filing date: 2014-11-20
Inventor: Whinnery, Joseph  
Abstract: A method for remote virtual reality control of movable vehicle partitions includes displaying a graphic model of at least a portion of a vehicle on an output device. The output device is located remotely from the vehicle and the vehicle has one or more movable vehicle partitions. The method includes processing images received from one or more imaging devices, the images including gestures relative to the graphic model. The method includes identifying one or more vehicle commands based on the gestures relative to the graphic model. The vehicle commands define control of the one or more movable vehicle partitions. The method further includes executing the vehicle commands at the vehicle. A method for remote virtual reality control of movable vehicle partitions includes displaying a graphic model of at least a portion of a vehicle on an output device. The output device is located remotely from the vehicle and the vehicle has one or more movable vehicle ...more ...less
4
US10249866B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10249866B2
Publication date: 2019-04-02
Application number: 14/712,915
Filing date: 2015-05-15
Abstract: A storage battery module includes a storage battery group, first and second end plates, a coupling band, and a pressing device. The storage battery group includes storage batteries stacked in a stacking direction and has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end in the stacking direction. The first and second end plates are provided at the first and second ends, respectively. The coupling band couples the first and second end plates to each other. The pressing device includes pin-shaped members pressing the storage batteries in a pressing direction and a fixing portion fixing the pin-shaped members to the coupling band. A storage battery module includes a storage battery group, first and second end plates, a coupling band, and a pressing device. The storage battery group includes storage batteries stacked in a stacking direction and has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end in ...more ...less
5
US10252721B1
Publication/Patent Number: US10252721B1
Publication date: 2019-04-09
Application number: 15/822,965
Filing date: 2017-11-27
Inventor: Bai, Xue  
Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for controlling vehicles in a vehicle convoy. The vehicles in the vehicle convoy include a following vehicle and a preceding vehicle positioned immediately ahead of the following vehicle. The method includes receiving vehicle convoy data about an environment surrounding the vehicle convoy, and detecting an intention of a remote vehicle to execute a cut-in maneuver into a path of the following vehicle. The method includes controlling a vehicle system of the following vehicle to project a status indication to a ground surface between the following vehicle and the preceding vehicle. Further, the method includes determining whether the cut-in maneuver is acceptable based on the intention of the remote vehicle and a distance between the following vehicle and the preceding vehicle, and controlling the following vehicle based on whether the cut-in maneuver is acceptable. A computer-implemented method and system for controlling vehicles in a vehicle convoy. The vehicles in the vehicle convoy include a following vehicle and a preceding vehicle positioned immediately ahead of the following vehicle. The method includes receiving vehicle convoy data ...more ...less
6
US10216892B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10216892B2
Publication date: 2019-02-26
Application number: 14/203,453
Filing date: 2014-03-10
Abstract: A computer-implemented method for interactive vehicle package design includes receiving vehicle occupant package design model data. The vehicle occupant package design model data includes a task to be executed. The method also includes receiving parameters defining a virtual human subject for executing the task. The virtual human subject includes a plurality of degrees of freedom. The method includes determining a plurality of motion descriptors of the virtual human subject including determining a manipulation over time of the degrees of freedom of the virtual human subject during accomplishment of the task, and determining one or more performance metrics based on the motion descriptors. The method further includes generating a visual representation of the vehicle occupant package design model, the virtual human subject, and the task to be executed. A computer-implemented method for interactive vehicle package design includes receiving vehicle occupant package design model data. The vehicle occupant package design model data includes a task to be executed. The method also includes receiving parameters defining a virtual ...more ...less
7
US10208698B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10208698B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 15/431,904
Filing date: 2017-02-14
Abstract: A direct fuel injection internal combustion engine having an injector for directly injecting fuel into a combustion chamber thereof is provided. The engine is configured so that a tumble flow is generated in the combustion chamber. A fuel injection by the injector can be performed in a first injection mode and a second injection mode, the first injection mode being a mode in which the fuel injection is completed after the tumble flow is generated, and the second injection mode being a mode in which the fuel injection is completed before the tumble flow is generated. The fuel injection of the first injection mode is performed before completion of the warming-up of the engine, and the fuel injection of the second injection mode is performed after completion of the warming-up of the engine. A direct fuel injection internal combustion engine having an injector for directly injecting fuel into a combustion chamber thereof is provided. The engine is configured so that a tumble flow is generated in the combustion chamber. A fuel injection by the injector can be ...more ...less
8
US10232858B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10232858B2
Publication date: 2019-03-19
Application number: 15/342,379
Filing date: 2016-11-03
Inventor: Odate, Shotaro  
Abstract: A contact determination processing apparatus includes a contact sensor disposed in a steering wheel of and inside a vehicle. The contact sensor has an output that depends on a contact or non-contact state between the steering wheel and an occupant in the vehicle. The apparatus further includes a contact determination ECU that detects the contact state when the output of the contact sensor is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold, and detects the non-contact state when the output is less than the predetermined threshold. In addition, the apparatus includes a temperature detection module that detects the ambient temperature of the steering wheel. The contact determination ECU includes a threshold changing section that changes the threshold based on a detection result of the temperature detection module. A contact determination processing apparatus includes a contact sensor disposed in a steering wheel of and inside a vehicle. The contact sensor has an output that depends on a contact or non-contact state between the steering wheel and an occupant in the vehicle. The apparatus ...more ...less
9
US10232881B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10232881B2
Publication date: 2019-03-19
Application number: 15/577,407
Filing date: 2016-06-07
Abstract: A vehicle body front structure includes a corner reinforcement member (22) that connects a damper housing reinforcement member (21) and an upper dash panel reinforcement member (15). The corner reinforcement member (22) is a member having a substantially L-shaped step section (22f), and has a first portion (22a) facing the damper housing reinforcement member (21) in a vehicle body width direction and joined to the damper housing reinforcement member (21), a second portion (22b) extending from the first portion (22a) toward an inner side of a vehicle body in the vehicle body width direction, a third portion (22c) facing the upper dash panel reinforcement member (15) from below and joined to the upper dash panel reinforcement member (15), and a fourth portion (22d) extending downward from the third portion (22c). The first portion (22a) and the third portion (22c) are formed as a continuous surface. The second portion (22b) and the fourth portion (22d) are formed as a continuous surface. A bottom surface (22fa) of the step section (22f) and the first portion (22a) are formed as a continuous surface. A vehicle body front structure includes a corner reinforcement member (22) that connects a damper housing reinforcement member (21) and an upper dash panel reinforcement member (15). The corner reinforcement member (22) is a member having a substantially L-shaped step section ...more ...less
10
US10232891B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10232891B2
Publication date: 2019-03-19
Application number: 15/263,926
Filing date: 2016-09-13
Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a dash lower panel, an outrigger, a dash cross member, and a side sill. A jack up stiffener having lower compressive strength against a load from the front than the side sill is installed inside the side sill. The outrigger is coupled to a front end part of the jack up stiffener. The dash cross member is coupled to a front end part of the side sill. A vehicle body structure includes a dash lower panel, an outrigger, a dash cross member, and a side sill. A jack up stiffener having lower compressive strength against a load from the front than the side sill is installed inside the side sill. The outrigger is coupled to a front ...more ...less
11
US10232900B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10232900B2
Publication date: 2019-03-19
Application number: 15/071,759
Filing date: 2016-03-16
Abstract: A saddle-ride-type vehicle where the degree of freedom in layout of parts is increased by making use of a space formed below a rider's seat. The saddle-ride-type vehicle includes a main frame extending rearwardly in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle and downwardly from a head pipe. A seat frame extends rearwardly in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle from the main frame with a rider's seat supported on the seat frame from below. The seat frame is disposed in a frontward inclined manner toward the main frame wherein the seat frame becomes away from a seat bottom surface of the rider's seat thus forming a space below the seat bottom surface with a seat support member being disposed in the space. A saddle-ride-type vehicle where the degree of freedom in layout of parts is increased by making use of a space formed below a rider's seat. The saddle-ride-type vehicle includes a main frame extending rearwardly in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle and downwardly from a ...more ...less
12
US10226833B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10226833B2
Publication date: 2019-03-12
Application number: 15/305,898
Filing date: 2014-04-24
Abstract: A welding gun equipped with a retaining unit, which includes a first retaining member and a second retaining member, and retains a stationary gun arm and a movable gun arm. A retaining hole for retaining the stationary gun arm, guide grooves for insertion of rolling members provided on an arm holder that retains the movable gun arm, connecting member insertion holes into which connecting members connecting the first retaining member and the second retaining member are inserted, and a retained member insertion hole for inserting a retained member retained by a moving member that moves the retaining unit to a welding operation location, are formed in the first retaining member and the second retaining member, and the regions where these components are formed are set as thick-walled regions having a greater thickness than other regions. Thus, adequate rigidity is ensured while avoiding an increase in weight. A welding gun equipped with a retaining unit, which includes a first retaining member and a second retaining member, and retains a stationary gun arm and a movable gun arm. A retaining hole for retaining the stationary gun arm, guide grooves for insertion of rolling members ...more ...less
13
US10230078B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10230078B2
Publication date: 2019-03-12
Application number: 15/824,054
Filing date: 2017-11-28
Abstract: A battery (20) of power equipment (1) is received in a battery receiving recess (40) of the power equipment. A lower front end of the battery is provided with an engagement portion (140) configured to be engaged by a rib (50) provided in a lower part of the front end of the battery receiving recess. A first sheet spring member (80) is provided in a rear part of a bottom surface of the battery receiving recess to urge the battery upward. A latch member (66) provided in a rear end part of the battery receiving recess engages a rear end of the battery against the spring force of the first sheet spring member. A battery (20) of power equipment (1) is received in a battery receiving recess (40) of the power equipment. A lower front end of the battery is provided with an engagement portion (140) configured to be engaged by a rib (50) provided in a lower part of the front end of the ...more ...less
14
US10233875B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10233875B2
Publication date: 2019-03-19
Application number: 15/947,492
Filing date: 2018-04-06
Abstract: A saddle-ridden vehicle includes: an engine and an air cleaner case that are supported to a body frame and respectively arranged in front and rear sides of the vehicle; a rear cushion arranged between the engine and the air cleaner case, the rear cushion being coupled to the body frame; and a connecting tube that extends forward from the air cleaner case and is coupled to the engine. The connecting tube upwardly bypasses an upper end of the rear cushion so as to be curvedly arranged under an occupant seat. The connecting tube defines a breather-gas return chamber between an inner wall and an upper-side outer wall of the connecting tube, the breather-gas return chamber being communicated with an internal space of the air cleaner case and receiving breather gas from the engine, the inner wall being integrated with the upper-side outer wall. A saddle-ridden vehicle includes: an engine and an air cleaner case that are supported to a body frame and respectively arranged in front and rear sides of the vehicle; a rear cushion arranged between the engine and the air cleaner case, the rear cushion being coupled to the ...more ...less
15
US10233879B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10233879B2
Publication date: 2019-03-19
Application number: 15/459,238
Filing date: 2017-03-15
Inventor: Kawazumi, Takeji