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US10533725B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10533725B2
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
Application Number: 16/287,095
Filing Date: 2019-02-27
Abstract: Disclosed is a case structure for a rear combination lamp in an automobile in which a rear combination lamp case in a corner portion formed in a rear portion of a vehicle is formed in a corner case having a substantial triangle pyramid shape by a rear plate, a side plate and a planner plate, wherein the rear plate forms a case rear face on which a concave notch portion is formed in a substantial center, wherein the side plate forms an air communication side face which is formed so as to gradually become narrower width toward a rear thereof, and wherein the planner plate forms a concave air communication path in a center thereof so that a terminal end of the concave air communication path communicates with the concave notch portion of the rear plate. Disclosed is a case structure for a rear combination lamp in an automobile in which a rear combination lamp case in a corner portion formed in a rear portion of a vehicle is formed in a corner case having a substantial triangle pyramid shape by a rear plate, a side plate and a ...More ...Less
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US2020005050A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020005050A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-02
Application Number: 16/448,221
Filing Date: 2019-06-21
Inventor: Higuchi, Takamasa  
Abstract: An in-vehicle device comprises an image recognizer configured to acquire an image using a camera for photographing the exterior of a vehicle and execute processing for recognizing license plate information included in the image at intervals of a predetermined period; and a period determiner configured to determine the period to perform the recognition processing on the basis of a length of time in which a license plate of another vehicle stays within a field of view of the camera. An in-vehicle device comprises an image recognizer configured to acquire an image using a camera for photographing the exterior of a vehicle and execute processing for recognizing license plate information included in the image at intervals of a predetermined period; and a ...More ...Less
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US2020020929A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020020929A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-16
Application Number: 16/504,210
Filing Date: 2019-07-05
Abstract: A main object of the present disclosure is to provide a novel active material whose volume variation due to charge/discharge is small. The present disclosure achieves the object by providing an active material having a composition represented by NaxMySi46, wherein M is a metal element other than Na, x and y satisfy 0<x, 0≤y, y≤x and 0<x+y<8, and comprising a crystal phase of a Type I silicon clathrate. A main object of the present disclosure is to provide a novel active material whose volume variation due to charge/discharge is small. The present disclosure achieves the object by providing an active material having a composition represented by NaxMySi46, wherein M is a metal ...More ...Less
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US2020010087A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020010087A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-09
Application Number: 16/450,285
Filing Date: 2019-06-24
Inventor: Akatsuka, Kosuke  
Abstract: When having determined that an operation of a brake operator is initiated at a first timing and the operation amount continues to increase until a second specific timing arrives to become constant at a second timing, vehicle control means which a vehicle control apparatus comprises executes braking force control in such a manner that a time-differential value of controlled braking force during a first period from the second timing to a first terminal timing matches with a time-differential value of controlled braking force at the second specific timing as well as executes driving force control in such a manner that a time-differential value of the controlled driving force during the first period becomes a value less than or equal to a sum of a time-differential value of the controlled driving force at the second specific timing and a time-differential value of operation braking force at the second specific timing. When having determined that an operation of a brake operator is initiated at a first timing and the operation amount continues to increase until a second specific timing arrives to become constant at a second timing, vehicle control means which a vehicle control apparatus ...More ...Less
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US2020010132A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020010132A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-09
Application Number: 16/426,583
Filing Date: 2019-05-30
Abstract: A method for manufacturing an automobile includes placing a body on a pre-assembled underside part set, and then assembling the underside part set onto the body. The underside part set includes a rear suspension in which a spring and a shock absorber are arranged side by side, and the spring is brought into a compressed state in the underside part set before the body is placed on the underside part set. A method for manufacturing an automobile includes placing a body on a pre-assembled underside part set, and then assembling the underside part set onto the body. The underside part set includes a rear suspension in which a spring and a shock absorber are arranged side by side ...More ...Less
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US2020019906A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020019906A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-16
Application Number: 16/451,555
Filing Date: 2019-06-25
Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a controller configured to execute: determining whether to change a scheduled riding vehicle for a first user or not based on predetermined position information related to a first user's riding a first vehicle, before a scheduled time on which the first user is to board the first vehicle which the first user is scheduled to board at a first boarding place; extracting one or more candidate vehicles serving as alternative candidates for the first vehicle, when it is determined to change the scheduled riding vehicle for the first user; and changing the scheduled riding vehicle for the first user from the first vehicle to a second vehicle that is one of the one or more candidate vehicles, based on an approval by the first user. An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a controller configured to execute: determining whether to change a scheduled riding vehicle for a first user or not based on predetermined position information related to a first user's riding a ...More ...Less
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US2020018248A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020018248A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-16
Application Number: 16/424,593
Filing Date: 2019-05-29
Inventor: Anzawa, Takumi  
Abstract: A vehicle controller includes a controlling section configured to control a torque applying mechanism. The controlling section is configured to execute a negative torque control by using the torque applying mechanism when execution conditions are satisfied. The execution conditions include a condition that an increase amount per predetermined time of the boost pressure has become greater than a preset boost pressure determination value. The negative torque control is a control to set the rotational torque applied to the crankshaft by the torque applying mechanism to a negative value that is on the negative side of a value immediately before the start of the negative torque control. A vehicle controller includes a controlling section configured to control a torque applying mechanism. The controlling section is configured to execute a negative torque control by using the torque applying mechanism when execution conditions are satisfied. The execution ...More ...Less
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US2020011237A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020011237A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-09
Application Number: 16/452,786
Filing Date: 2019-06-26
Abstract: The present embodiment relates to an internal combustion engine having an anodic oxide coating formed on at least a portion of an aluminum-based wall surface facing a combustion chamber. The anodic oxide coating has a plurality of nanopores extending substantially in the thickness direction of the anodic oxide coating, a first micropore extending from the surface toward the inside of the anodic oxide coating, and a second micropore present in the inside of the anodic oxide coating; the surface opening diameter of the nanopores is 0 nm or larger and smaller than 30 nm; the inside diameter of the nanopores is larger than the surface opening diameter; the film thickness of the anodic oxide coating is 15 μm or larger and 130 μm or smaller; and the porosity of the anodic oxide coating is 23% or more. The present embodiment relates to an internal combustion engine having an anodic oxide coating formed on at least a portion of an aluminum-based wall surface facing a combustion chamber. The anodic oxide coating has a plurality of nanopores extending substantially in the ...More ...Less
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US2020020021A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020020021A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-16
Application Number: 16/388,928
Filing Date: 2019-04-19
Inventor: Nishimura, Kazuya  
Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing device that is used by a first user and a server configured that can communicate with the information processing device is provided. The server is configured to store a first list of commodities which are sold by the first user who uses a vehicle, a second list of commodities which a second user wants to purchase, and position information of a receiving place of the commodities. The information processing device is configured to notify the first user of transaction information when a predetermined condition based on position information or travel route information of the vehicle which is moving and the position information of the receiving place is satisfied. The transaction information is information including identification information of commodities which are common to the first list and the second list and the position information of the receiving place. An information processing system including an information processing device that is used by a first user and a server configured that can communicate with the information processing device is provided. The server is configured to store a first list of commodities which are sold ...More ...Less
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US2020006747A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020006747A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-02
Application Number: 16/438,788
Filing Date: 2019-06-12
Abstract: A first silicon oxide material and a second silicon oxide material are prepared. A dispersion is prepared by dispersing the first silicon oxide material in an aqueous carboxymethylcellulose solution. A negative electrode composite material slurry is prepared by dispersing the second silicon oxide material and a binder in the dispersion. A negative electrode is produced by applying the negative electrode composite material slurry to a surface of a negative electrode current collector and then performing drying. The binder includes no carboxymethylcellulose. The first silicon oxide material has not been pre-doped with lithium. The second silicon oxide material has been pre-doped with lithium. A first silicon oxide material and a second silicon oxide material are prepared. A dispersion is prepared by dispersing the first silicon oxide material in an aqueous carboxymethylcellulose solution. A negative electrode composite material slurry is prepared by dispersing the ...More ...Less
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US2020009686A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020009686A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-09
Application Number: 16/408,544
Filing Date: 2019-05-10
Abstract: Provided is a laser welding method for performing lap welding on a plurality of laminated metal plates by applying a laser beam to the metal plates. The metal plates are constituted by n pieces of metal plates laminated in order from a first metal plate to an n-th metal plate, n being an integer not less than 2. The laser welding method includes: forming a recess serving as an escape route for gas by applying a first laser beam from the first metal plate side, the escape route penetrating through the first metal plate to an (n−1)th metal plate in the laminating direction to reach the n-th metal plate; and forming a welding pool around the recess so as to maintain the shape of the recess, the welding pool being formed by applying a second laser beam to the outside of the recess. Provided is a laser welding method for performing lap welding on a plurality of laminated metal plates by applying a laser beam to the metal plates. The metal plates are constituted by n pieces of metal plates laminated in order from a first metal plate to an n-th metal plate, n ...More ...Less
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US2020001357A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020001357A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-02
Application Number: 16/406,518
Filing Date: 2019-05-08
Abstract: A die casting apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a sleeve 30 to which molten metal is supplied, and dies 10 and 20 configured to form a cavity C, in which the molten metal supplied to the sleeve 30 is injected into the cavity C through a runner R linking the sleeve 30 with the cavity C. A plurality of protrusions 22 are provided in the runner R, the plurality of protrusions 22 extending in a direction in which the molten metal flows and being arranged in a comb-teeth arrangement in a width direction of the runner R. A die casting apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a sleeve 30 to which molten metal is supplied, and dies 10 and 20 configured to form a cavity C, in which the molten metal supplied to the sleeve 30 is injected into the cavity C through a runner R ...More ...Less
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US2020001412A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020001412A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-02
Application Number: 16/418,295
Filing Date: 2019-05-21
Abstract: This fastening method is a method for fastening a plurality of types of fastening members stored in a cartridge, the cartridge includes a plurality of attachments, the attachment has one end in which a first fitting part that fits to a fastening force receiving part of a corresponding fastening member of the plurality of types of fastening members is formed and another end in which a second fitting part that fits to a fastening force working part of the fastening means is formed, and the cartridge is supplied in a state in which the plurality of types of fastening members and the plurality of attachments are arranged based on the order of fastening the plurality of types of fastening members to the object to be fastened. This fastening method is a method for fastening a plurality of types of fastening members stored in a cartridge, the cartridge includes a plurality of attachments, the attachment has one end in which a first fitting part that fits to a fastening force receiving part of a ...More ...Less
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US2020012973A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2020012973A1
Publication Date: 2020-01-09
Application Number: 16/454,825
Filing Date: 2019-06-27
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor which executes accepting purchase of a ticket for an event from a first ticket purchaser and, if the first ticket purchaser is to travel to a venue for the event by a vehicle, accepting registration of information on a ride-sharing usage pattern, selecting, as a ride-sharing candidate, a second ticket purchaser which conforms to the ride-sharing usage pattern for the first ticket purchaser from among ticket purchasers which have purchased tickets for the event or a similar event partially identical in venue and period to the event, and presenting the second ticket purchaser to the first ticket purchaser. An information processing apparatus includes a processor which executes accepting purchase of a ticket for an event from a first ticket purchaser and, if the first ticket purchaser is to travel to a venue for the event by a vehicle, accepting registration of information on a ...More ...Less