US Pat. No. 11,066,065

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR REPOSITIONING A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A vehicle operating method, comprising:adjusting a position of a starter pinion and closing a torque converter clutch via a controller in response to a request to move a vehicle without starting an engine of the vehicle; and
where closing the torque converter clutch fully closes the torque converter clutch; and/or
where the torque converter clutch couples a torque converter impeller of a torque converter to a torque converter turbine, the torque converter positioned between an engine and a step ratio transmission; and/or
where the method further comprises rotating a starter motor in response to the request to move the vehicle without starting the engine of the vehicle; and/or
where the method further comprises adjusting the position of the starter pinion and closing of the torque converter clutch in further response to a battery state of charge being greater than a threshold.

US Pat. No. 11,066,064

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING A HYBRID VEHICLE WITH A MANUAL SHIFT TRANSMISSION

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A method for operating a vehicle, comprising:via a controller, adjusting a rotational speed of an internal combustion engine and an electric machine via adjusting torques of the internal combustion engine and electric machine responsive to an inertia of the internal combustion engine and the electric machine and a desired rate of speed change of the internal combustion engine and the electric machine, where the rotational speed is adjusted when a manually operated clutch that selectively couples the internal combustion engine and the electric machine to a transmission input shaft is fully open.

US Pat. No. 11,066,063

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TORQUE OF DIESEL HYBRID VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A method for controlling torque of a diesel hybrid vehicle, the method comprising:calculating energy consumptions of an engine for respective engine torques within an engine torque range;
calculating energy consumptions of a battery for respective motor torques within a motor torque range;
calculating a plurality of total energy consumptions based on the energy consumptions of the engine and the energy consumptions of the battery; and
controlling the torque of the diesel hybrid vehicle based on an engine torque and a motor torque that are relevant to the minimum of the plurality of total energy consumptions, wherein the energy consumptions of the engine are calculated based on a lower heating value of fuel, fuel consumption rates, and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

US Pat. No. 11,066,062

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING ENGINE COMPRESSION TORQUE

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A method, comprising:while rotating an engine unfueled at a non-zero speed, maintaining closed a first exhaust valve of a cylinder, the first exhaust valve coupled to a blowdown exhaust manifold coupled to an exhaust passage, and increasing an open duration of a second exhaust valve of the cylinder, the second exhaust valve coupled to a scavenge manifold coupled to an intake passage.

US Pat. No. 11,066,061

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ASPIRATOR MOTIVE FLOW

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A system, comprisinga hybrid vehicle system including a direct injection engine and a motor drive system;
an aspirator selectively fluidically coupled to an intake of the engine;
an aspirator control valve (ACV) coupled to the aspirator, and
a control system with instructions stored in memory to:following a shut-down command to an engine,open the aspirator control valve (ACV) between a first engine speed and a second engine speed, the first engine speed being lower than an idle speed and the second engine speed occurring before an imminent engine stop; and
close the ACV when engine speed decreases to below the second engine speed.



US Pat. No. 11,066,060

B6+3 BRIDGE FOR MOTOR CONTROL AND SERIES PASS REGULATION IN AN INTEGRATED STARTER GENERATOR APPLICATION

Infineon Technologies AG,...


1. A control circuit for an integrated motor generator, the circuit comprising:a half-bridge circuit comprising a high-side switch and a low-side switch;
a switch, separate from the half-bridge circuit and arranged to control current to the half-bridge circuit, the switch comprising a gate terminal and a current channel including a first terminal and a second terminal; and
a switch driver circuit comprising a first gate control output terminal, a second gate control output terminal and a third gate control output terminal wherein:the first gate control output electrically connects to the gate terminal of the switch,
the second gate control output terminal is configured to control a gate terminal of the half-bridge circuit high-side switch, and
the third gate control output terminal is configured to control a gate terminal of the half-bridge circuit low-side switch; and
wherein the first terminal of the switch connects to the high-side switch on a side of the high-side switch opposite a switch node of the half-bridge circuit.


US Pat. No. 11,066,059

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN AIR CUSHION VEHICLE BY PROPELLER TOWERS AND A PROPELLER TOWER


1. A system for controlling an air cushion vehicle (400) by propeller towers (401-404), wherein a first propeller tower (401) and a second propeller tower (402) are located in proximity to the bow (405) of the air cushion vehicle, a third propeller tower (403) and a fourth propeller tower (404) are located in proximity to the stern (406) of the air cushion vehicle, the first propeller tower and the third propeller tower are located in proximity to a first side wall (407) of the air cushion vehicle, the second propeller tower and the fourth propeller tower are located in proximity to a second side wall (408) of the air cushion vehicle, and the first side wall defines a first side (409) relative to the air cushion vehicle,the system including propellers (411-414) for moving the air cushion vehicle, including a first propeller (411) for the first propeller tower (401), a second propeller (412) for the second propeller tower (402), a third propeller (413) for the third propeller tower (403), and a fourth propeller (414) for the fourth propeller tower (404), and
mounting seats (421-424) for mounting the propeller towers to the air cushion vehicle, a first mounting seat (421) for the first propeller tower, a second mounting seat (422) for the second propeller tower, a third mounting seat (423) for the third propeller tower, and a fourth mounting seat (424) for the fourth propeller tower, such that the first mounting seat is rotatable at a first pivot point (431), the second mounting seat is rotatable at a second pivot point (432), the third mounting seat is rotatable at a third pivot point (433), and the fourth mounting seat is rotatable at a fourth pivot point (434) relative to the air cushion vehicle,
characterized in that in the system,
an edge portion (442) located closest to the second side wall in the second mounting seat is located closer to the ground than an opposite edge portion (446) in relation to the second pivot point in the second mounting seat, providing a tilt (450) of the second propeller in response to rotation of the second mounting seat at the second pivot point, and in response to the rotation of the second mounting seat,
the second propeller tower directs a second air flow (452) produced with the second propeller over the second side wall of the air cushion vehicle and, due to the tilt of the second propeller, partly downwardly relative to a horizontal plane defined by the ground, the second air flow exerting a second force (462) that lifts the second side wall of the air cushion vehicle upwardly from the ground.

US Pat. No. 11,066,058

METHOD OF CONTROLLING VACUUM PRESSURE FOR VEHICLE BRAKING

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A method of controlling vacuum pressure for vehicle braking, the method comprising:checking whether a vehicle is idle or enters a deceleration state;
comparing an engine vacuum pressure and a booster vacuum pressure of the vehicle with a preset reference value;
checking whether a valve control system of the vehicle is operable when the engine vacuum pressure and the booster vacuum pressure are lower than the preset reference value;
controlling the valve control system when the valve control system is operable; and
controlling an air conditioner or an alternator of the vehicle when the valve control system is inoperable.

US Pat. No. 11,066,057

METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A method for operating a hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle having a brake booster and a hydraulic brake boost comprising:detecting a brake pressure;
estimating an underpressure prevailing in an underpressure chamber of the brake booster based on the detected brake pressure and an actuation of the hydraulic brake boost; and
controlling the hydraulic brake boost based on the estimated underpressure.

US Pat. No. 11,066,056

CONTROL SYSTEM OF REGENERATIVE BRAKING OF HYBRID VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A control system of regenerative braking of hybrid vehicle, comprising:a pedal simulator configured to provide brake feeling to a driver by generating pedal effort based on a pedal stroke input through a brake pedal;
a data detector configured to detect data for pedal simulator control; and
a controller configured to store a predetermined value of the pedal effort and operate the pedal simulator according to the predetermined pedal effort value based on the detected data,
wherein the controller is configured to compensate and learn the predetermined pedal effort value based on a running condition and a braking condition, and
wherein the controller is configured to:
perform an increasing compensation for the pedal effort value when the braking condition is determined to be a sudden braking condition;
perform a decreasing compensation for the pedal effort value when the braking condition is determined to be a gradual braking condition; and
restrict the compensation for the predetermined pedal effort value when the braking condition is determined to be neither the sudden braking condition nor the gradual braking condition.

US Pat. No. 11,066,055

BRAKING SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Continental Automotive Sy...


1. A braking system for a motor vehicle for operating hydraulic wheel brakes comprising:a first electrically controllable hydraulic pressure source for providing a brake pressure for operation of each of the wheel brakes;
a second electrically controllable hydraulic pressure source for providing the brake pressure for operation of each of the wheel brakes;
a first electrical power supply unit;
a second electrical power supply unit that is independent of the first electrical power supply unit;
an electrically controllable hydraulic pressure modulation device for setting wheel-specific brake pressures for the wheel brakes with at least one inlet valve that can be operated electrically for each of the wheel brakes;
wherein the first hydraulic pressure source can be supplied with electrical energy exclusively by the first power supply unit, the second hydraulic pressure source can be supplied with electrical energy exclusively by the second power supply unit, the hydraulic pressure modulation device and the at least one inlet valve are supplied with electrical energy by the first power supply unit and the second power supply unit; and
wherein the second hydraulic pressure source is hydraulically disposed between the first hydraulic pressure source and the hydraulic pressure modulation device.

US Pat. No. 11,066,054

VALVE ASSEMBLY AND ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...


1. A valve assembly for use in an electric and/or hydraulic anti-lock braking system for a vehicle, the valve assembly including:a valve body comprising a valve chamber, a first fluid port, a second fluid port, and a third fluid port, wherein the first fluid port, the second fluid port and the third fluid port are in fluid communication with the valve chamber;
a first plunger movably disposed within the valve chamber and configured to be moved between an open position and a closed position, wherein when the first plunger is in the open position the first fluid port is in fluid communication with the second fluid port, and wherein when the first plunger is in the closed position the first fluid port is fluidly isolated from the second fluid port; and
a second plunger movably disposed within the valve chamber and configured to be moved between an open position and a closed position, wherein when the second plunger is in the open position the second fluid port is in fluid communication with the third fluid port, and wherein when the second plunger is in the closed position the second fluid port is fluidly isolated from the third fluid port,
wherein the first plunger is configured to be moved from the closed position to the open position by moving the first plunger in a first direction, and the second plunger is configured to be moved from the closed position to the open position by moving the second plunger toward the first plunger in a second direction opposite the first direction,
wherein the second fluid port is arranged on the same side as the first fluid port and the third fluid port with respect to the first and second plungers,
wherein the first plunger and the second plunger overlap each other in a direction perpendicular to the first and second directions, the first plunger being disposed outside the second plunger in the direction perpendicular to the first and second directions, and
wherein when the first plunger is in the open position the first fluid port is in fluid communication with the second fluid port by way of a first fluid connection, wherein the first plunger is continuously movable and wherein the first plunger and the first fluid connection are configured such that a minimum cross section of the first fluid connection is continuously variable by moving the first plunger.

US Pat. No. 11,066,053

BRAKE PEDAL WEIGHT DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS


1. A device for engaging a brake pedal of a vehicle comprising:a. a one-piece first arm member having a fixed length;
b. an attachment member located at one end of said first arm member for engagement with said brake pedal, said attachment member comprising a pair of identical second arms mounted in parallel to each other with an opening between the second arms for receiving a support arm of said brake pedal; and
c. a weighted member at an opposite end of said first arm for applying downward force on said first arm without engaging another surface.

US Pat. No. 11,066,052

ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE BOOSTER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR AN ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE BOOSTER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...


1. An electromechanical brake booster for a vehicle, comprising:a housing;
a spindle nut operationally engaged with a spindle,
an electric motor, with the aid of whose operation the spindle nut is set into a rotation in such a way that the spindle is set into a translational movement along a spindle axis of the spindle;
a first tie rod fastened on the housing and extending in parallel to the spindle axis of the spindle;
a second tie rod fastened on the housing and extends in parallel to the spindle axis of the spindle; and
a bracket fastened on the spindle, a first slide bearing enclosing the first tie rod being situated in a first opening of the bracket, and a second slide bearing enclosing the second tie rod being situated in a second opening of the bracket;
wherein the first slide bearing and the second slide bearing are each resiliently clamped in the bracket in a plane perpendicular in relation to the spindle axis.

US Pat. No. 11,066,051

WHEEL SENSORS WITHIN VEHICULAR BRAKE ASSEMBLIES

Dexter Axle Company, Elk...


1. A brake assembly for a trailer, said brake assembly comprising:a backing plate fixed with respect to a spindle;
a brake drum rotatable on said spindle about a central axis of rotation, said brake drum having an internal cylindrical surface spaced from said central axis, a plurality of notches equally spaced and integrally formed into said brake drum, said notches interrupting a portion of said internal cylindrical surface, said notches adjacent said backing plate and spaced from said central axis at a distance greater than said internal cylindrical surface;
brake shoes connected to said backing plate and movable between a retracted position and an extended position, said brake shoes having wear surfaces for contacting said internal cylindrical surface when said brake shoes move from said retracted position towards said extended position, a portion of said wear surfaces overlay said equally spaced notches;
an electromagnet coupled to said brake shoes, said drum having a face surface, said electromagnet contacting said face surface, when said drum is rotating with respect to said spindle and an electrical current is passed through said electromagnet, said electromagnet moves said brake shoes from said retracted position towards said extended position;
a sensor fixed with respect to said backing plate, said sensor located adjacent said internal cylindrical surface, said sensor having an end surface overlaying said notches; and
when said brake drum rotates, said sensor detects said notches.

US Pat. No. 11,066,050

ROTATING SIDE BRUSH WITH A FOUR BAR LINKAGE FOR AN AUTOMATED CARWASH AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE AUTOMATED CARWASH


1. A carwash station for receiving a vehicle being conveyed in a direction of travel in a carwash having a ground pathway, the carwash station comprising:a frame supported by the ground pathway;
a four-bar linkage having pivot points and attached to said frame; and
a side washing brush attached to said four-bar linkage, said four-bar linkage having an axis of rotation being perpendicular to the direction of travel and perpendicular to the ground pathway.

US Pat. No. 11,066,049

CHAMOIS DRYING DEVICE


1. A drying device, comprising:a malleable chamois body having an outer layer of chamois material, and an inner layer of chamois material that is positioned against an inside facing surface of the outer layer of material;
said outer layer and inner layer forming a shape having a front surface, a rear surface and a plurality of side edges that define a hollow interior space, said malleable body configured to repel water, a first one of said side edges and a second one of said side edges being located at opposed ends of the chamois body, the first side edge provided with at least one aperture and the second side edge including an opening allowing access to the hollow interior space, the second side edge further comprising a closure member movable between an open and a closed position and provided with at least one connector for retaining it in either the closed or the open position;
an absorbent member that is removably positioned within the interior space of the chamois body via the closure member; and
wherein the absorbent member is configured to actively remove any water that is absorbed by the chamois body during use with any excess water being able to be removed by the aperture in the first side edge.

US Pat. No. 11,066,048

DEVICE OF UNMANNED VEHICLE WITH SENSOR DEVICE AND CLEANING MECHANISM

TUSIMPLE, INC., San Dieg...


1. A device, comprising:a cleaning apparatus that includes:a housing having a receiving cavity formed therein and a light transmissive element provided on a side surface thereof for enabling light from outside the housing to enter the receiving cavity;
a cleaning element pivotable about one end thereof and mounted to the housing, the cleaning element, when pivoting, frictionally interacting with a surface of the light transmissive element that is away from the receiving cavity to clean the light transmissive element;
a driving component transmissively connected to the cleaning element for driving the cleaning element; and
a control unit installed within the receiving cavity and communicatively connected to the driving component for controlling the driving component.


US Pat. No. 11,066,047

LED TAIL LIGHT HEATER COVER


1. An apparatus for prevention of accumulation of snow and ice on an LED light of a motor vehicle comprising:a lens, the lens having a perimeter shape which matches a perimeter shape of the LED light, the lens containing a resistive conductor material arranged in a shaped pattern, said pattern having a shape matching the perimeter shape of said LED light and said lens, and said pattern comprising an arrangement of nested concentrically aligned elements of the resistive conductor material, with both ends of the resistive conductor material located on an outermost one of the concentrically aligned elements;
electrical terminals operably connected to said resistive conductor material and to direct current power generated by the motor vehicle to power the LED lights;
a mounting frame sized to surround and seal the LED light; and
wherein said shaped pattern of the resistive conductor material is operative to minimally obscure light projecting through said lens.

US Pat. No. 11,066,046

AUTHENTICATION CONCEALMENT AND ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS

GETEX CORPORATION, Zeela...


1. An authentication apparatus configured to identify a user comprising:a scanning apparatus configured to capture an identifying information comprising a facial feature of the user in a field of view;
a feedback apparatus comprising a mirror device, wherein the feedback apparatus is configured to communicate alignment information visually communicating a position of the facial feature within the field of view of the scanning apparatus to the user;
a concealment apparatus configured to selectively reveal the mirror device to the user; and
a controller in communication with the scanning apparatus and the feedback apparatus, wherein the controller is configured to:activate the feedback apparatus to reveal the alignment information identifying an alignment of the facial feature with the scanning apparatus, wherein revealing the alignment information comprises controlling the concealment apparatus to reveal the mirror device;
capture the identifying information of the user; and
identify the user in response to the identifying information.


US Pat. No. 11,066,045

AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND AUTHENTICATION TARGET DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. An authentication system comprising:an authentication target device used in an authentication target; and
a plurality of portable devices each carried by a user, wherein:
the authentication target device performs wireless communication with the plurality of portable devices and controls the authentication target by a verification via the wireless communication;
the authentication target device includesan authentication target transmitter configured to transmit a radio wave carrying a signal,
an authentication target receiver configured to receive a radio wave carrying a signal, and
a registration unit configured to register the plurality of portable devices that are genuine;

the authentication target transmitter transmits a Wake signal for activating the plurality of portable devices prior to the verification;
the authentication target receiver is activated in response to the authentication target transmitter transmitting the Wake signal;
each of the plurality of portable devices includesa portable device transmitter configured to transmit the radio wave carrying the signal, and
a portable device receiver configured to receive the radio wave carrying the signal;

the portable device transmitter returns an Ack signal as an acknowledgment in response to the portable device receiver receiving the Wake signal;
the portable device transmitter is configured to switch between a slot system and a simultaneous system;
in the slot system, the plurality of portable devices registered in the registration unit are given slot return time points for returning the Ack signals in response to the Wake signal at different time points;
in the simultaneous system, the plurality of portable devices registered in the registration unit are given a simultaneous return time point for returning the Ack signals in response to the Wake signal at a same time point;
the Wake signal includes a first Wake signal, which includes designation information designating each of the plurality of portable devices to return the Ack signal in the simultaneous system and a second Wake signal, which includes designation information designating each of the plurality of portable devices to return the Ack signal in the slot system;
a period from reception of the first Wake signal to the simultaneous return time point is shorter than a period from reception of the second Wake signal to a last one of the slot return time points;
as transmission of the Wake signal for activating the plurality of portable devices, (i) when the authentication target receiver does not receive the radio wave in response to the transmission of the first Wake signal, an operation of the authentication target receiver is stopped and the authentication target transmitter refrains from transmitting the second Wake signal, and (ii) when the authentication target receiver receives the radio wave in response to the transmission of the first Wake signal, the authentication target transmitter transmits the second Wake signal;
when the portable device receiver receives the first Wake signal, the portable device transmitter transmits the Ack signal at the simultaneous return time point; and
when the portable device receiver receives the second Wake signal, the portable device transmitter transmits the Ack signal at a given time point among the slot return time points.

US Pat. No. 11,066,044

KEY-SHAPE DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND KEY-SHAPE DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. A key-shape data management system comprising:a storage server that stores vehicle identification information assigned to a vehicle and capable of identifying the vehicle, mechanical lock identification information capable of identifying a mechanical lock mounted on the vehicle, key-shape data of a mechanical key used in combination with the mechanical lock, and information on a plurality of manufacturing bases capable of manufacturing the mechanical key;
an acceptance server that accepts a request for acquiring the mechanical key together with determining information used for determining the vehicle identification information and delivery location information indicating a delivery location of the mechanical key; and
a transmission server that determines the vehicle identification information based on the determining information, determines the key-shape data based on the vehicle identification information, determines one of the manufacturing bases corresponding to the delivery location, and transmits the delivery location information and the key-shape data that is determined to the one of the manufacturing bases that is determined, wherein
the storage server stores the vehicle identification information, the mechanical lock identification information, and the key-shape data in a state where the vehicle identification information, the mechanical lock identification information, and the key-shape data are associated with each other based on a correspondence relationship between the vehicle identification information and the mechanical lock identification information that are associated with each other when the vehicle is manufactured and a correspondence relationship between the mechanical lock identification information and the key-shape data that are associated with each other when the mechanical lock is manufactured.

US Pat. No. 11,066,043

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A vehicle comprising:a communication unit configured to communicate with a user terminal; and
a control unit configured to, upon receiving a response signal including terminal information of the user terminal from the user terminal, determine an authentication allowed time for authenticating the user terminal on the basis of the terminal information, generate user information including the terminal information and the authentication allowed time corresponding to the terminal information, and authenticate the user terminal on the basis of the generated user information,
wherein the control unit is configured to determine a first compensation time on the basis of a pre-stored compensation time information for each user terminal model and the terminal information and determine the authentication allowed time on the basis of the first compensation time, and
wherein the pre-stored compensation time information for each user terminal model includes a difference between an authentication required time for each user terminal model and a reference time of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,066,042

WEBBING TAKE-UP DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...


1. A webbing take-up device comprising:a spool on which a webbing to be applied to a vehicle occupant is taken up due to the spool rotating in a take-up direction;
a first rotor that is be rotatable together with the spool, the first rotor including a first engaging tooth with which a moving member that is moved engages, and the first rotor being rotated as a result of the moved moving member being engaged with the first engaging tooth; and
a second rotor that is rotatable together with the spool, the second rotor including a second engaging tooth with which the moving member engages, the second engaging tooth being disposed so as to overlap with the first engaging tooth in a rotation circumference direction of the first rotor, and the second rotor being rotated as a result of the moved moving member being engaged with the second engaging tooth.

US Pat. No. 11,066,041

BELT RETRACTOR

TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Alf...


1. A belt retractor for a vehicle seat belt comprising a belt reel supported for rotation in a frame, a sensor for vehicle-sensitive blocking of the belt reel, a mechanism for disabling the sensor, a gear supported for rotation on the frame, and a cam follower connected to the gear by a friction coupling, the friction coupling causing the cam follower to rotate with the gear, the friction coupling permitting relative rotation between the gear and the cam follower when a friction moment of the friction coupling is overcome, the belt reel acting on and adjusting the mechanism for disabling the sensor via the gear, the friction coupling and the cam follower.

US Pat. No. 11,066,040

AIRBAG DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...


1. An airbag device comprising:an airbag cushion surrounding an inner space and configured to inflate when a gas is introduced to the inner space;
a partition positioned inside the airbag cushion and laterally partitioning the inner space into first and second chambers, wherein the first chamber is positioned closer to an occupant's head than the second chamber is; and
a deployment adjustment section extending between the first and second chambers through the partition and configured to guide deployment of the second chamber when the airbag cushion inflates.

US Pat. No. 11,066,039

GAS GENERATOR CONTAINER AND AIRBAG MODULE

TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Alf...


1. An inflator holder (14) for an airbag module (10), comprising a holder bottom part (20) in which an inflator receiving hole (18) is formed and comprising a holder sidewall part (22) which, together with the holder bottom part (20), delimits a receiving compartment (26) for an inflator (12) open on a discharge side (28) opposed to the holder bottom part (20) and is connected to the holder bottom part (20), wherein the inflator holder (14) comprises a filter grid (24) for exhausting gas fastened on part of the inflator holder (14), wherein the filter grid (24) is formed from an expanded metal portion manufactured integrally with the holder bottom part (20) and/or the holder sidewall part (22) and delimits the receiving compartment (26) on the discharge side (28), in that the filter grid (24) completely covers the receiving compartment (26), and wherein flow orifices (30) of the filter grid (24) have a maximum flow cross-section ranging from 0.2 mm2 to 8 mm2.

US Pat. No. 11,066,038

OCCUPANT PROTECTION SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...


1. An occupant protection system comprising:a seat disposed such that a rear surface of a seatback in a seat front-rear direction faces a wall portion of a vehicle cabin;
an airbag provided in the wall portion or the seatback and configured to support the seatback by inflating and deploying between the wall portion and the seatback; and
an inflator configured to generate gas to be supplied to the airbag in a case where a collision that causes an occupant seated in the seat to inertially move rearward in the seat front-rear direction is detected or predicted, wherein
the airbag has a vent hole through which the gas inside the airbag is discharged outside, and
the airbag includes:
a seat deployment portion configured to support the seat including the seatback;
an upper deployment portion connected to an upper side of the seat deployment portion in a seat up-down direction and having the vent hole, the upper deployment portion being configured to inflate and deploy in an area above a head of the occupant in the seat up-down direction;
a partition wall configured to separate the seat deployment portion from the upper deployment portion; and
a check valve provided in the partition wall and configured to permit only a flow of the gas from the seat deployment portion to the upper deployment portion.

US Pat. No. 11,066,037

FRONTAL AIRBAG

TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Alf...


1. A frontal airbag for vehicle occupants, especially a passenger airbag, comprising a contact panel (26) in the inflated state facing the vehicle occupant and comprising upper and lower edges (146, 148) as well as two lateral edges (150), wherein in the interior of the airbag at the contact panel (26), relating to the inflated and mounted state of the airbag, tension means (30) are disposed horizontally juxtaposed and spaced apart from each other which tension means withhold portions of the contact panel (26) in the inflated state of the airbag, wherein vertically extending strip-shaped contact panel portions (75) are formed between horizontally spaced tension means (30), wherein at least at one strip-shaped contact panel portion (75), at least one elongate, substantially vertically extending pocket (71) open toward the interior of the airbag is provided which together with the assigned strip-shaped contact panel portion (75) forms a vertically extending, bead-shaped projection formed toward the occupant, wherein the tension means (30) are fastened vertically and linearly on the contact panel portion (75) and in that the vertical length of a fastening line (73) at the contact panel (26) amounts to at least 60% of the vertical height of the contact panel (26) from the upper edge to the lower edge (146, 148) in the area of the fastening line (73).

US Pat. No. 11,066,036

FAR SIDE AIRBAG APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB, ...


1. An airbag apparatus for a seat of a vehicle in combination with the seat, the airbag apparatus comprising:an airbag installed at a first lateral side of a frame of a backrest of the seat, the airbag deployable between the backrest of the seat and a further backrest of a further seat arranged laterally to the seat, the airbag including an inner part and an oppositely facing outer part, the inner part directed toward an occupant seated in the seat upon expansion of the airbag,
wherein upon expansion of the airbag, the inner part has a concave shape in a horizontal plane and the airbag has a thickness between the inner part and the outer part that increases in a forward direction and the inner part supports the occupant seated in the seat to prevent the occupant from moving toward an inner center portion and a front portion of the vehicle, and
wherein the outer part is planar in the horizontal plane from the backrest to a forward end of the airbag, and
wherein the concave shape of the inner part of the airbag extends in the horizontal plane from the backrest of the seat forwardly toward a forward end of the airbag.

US Pat. No. 11,066,035

AIRBAG MODULE AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING AN AIRBAG MODULE

TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Alf...


1. An airbag module (10) comprising a housing (12), a folded airbag (16) and a flexible fixation (14) which fixes the folded airbag (16) on the housing (12), wherein a tensioning device (24) is provided by which the fixation (14) can be brought from an initial state to a tensioned state, wherein the fixation (14) is connected to the housing (12) by a seam (44, 46).

US Pat. No. 11,066,034

AIRBAG MODULE FOR PROTECTING THE HEAD

TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Alf...


1. A head protection airbag module comprising a tubular inflator (5), a holder (10) for the inflator (5) and an airbag (7) which is in fluid communication with the inflator (5) and is folded to form a package (20), wherein a guide element (12) for the airbag (7) is arranged on the holder (10) and includes a guide tongue (18) extending into the airbag package (20), wherein the guide element (12) includes a body portion (14) which extends tangentially to the inflator (5).

US Pat. No. 11,066,033

SEAT-MOUNTED OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM

ZF PASSIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS...


1. A restraint system for helping to protect an occupant of a vehicle having a roof and a cabin with a seat for the occupant, comprising:an airbag having a stored condition within a base of the vehicle seat and being inflatable to deploy upwards in the cabin and between legs of the occupant to a deployed condition in front of the occupant, the airbag including a lower end having first and second projections spaced apart in a forward-rearward direction of the vehicle, the airbag being configured to utilize the vehicle seat as a reaction surface for restraining the movement of the airbag in response to occupant penetration into the airbag.

US Pat. No. 11,066,032

DASH MOUNTED AIRBAG

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. An assembly comprising:a dash having a top; and
an airbag supported by the dash and inflatable to an inflated position;
the airbag in the inflated position having a first end and a second end spaced from each other in a cross-vehicle axis and an inflation chamber between the first end and the second end;
the airbag including a tube extending through the inflation chamber from the first end to the second end;
the airbag includes panels defining the inflation chamber and the tube and the panels are fabric;
the airbag including an extension that abuts the top in the inflated position; and
the extension being elongated along the cross-vehicle axis.

US Pat. No. 11,066,031

AIRBAG DEVICE FOR DRIVER'S SEAT

Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., ...


1. An airbag device for a driver's seat, comprising:a housing mounted on a steering part;
an inflator mounted on the housing; and
a cushion configured to be contained in the housing, and to be deployed by gas supplied from the inflator, and having a cushion front part and a cushion rear part,
wherein the cushion front part further comprises an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion of the cushion front part is configured to be expanded and deployed and deployment of the lower portion of the cushion front part is configured to be partially restricted when the cushion is deployed, and
wherein the cushion rear part is disposed opposite the cushion front part to partially restrict the deployment of the lower portion of the cushion front part,
wherein the cushion front part comprises a front panel part deployed towards a driver by the gas supplied from the inflator,
the front panel part comprises:
a front expansion part formed by folding the front panel part in multiple plies, the front expansion part is configured to be unfolded and expanded when deployed; and
a front restriction part disposed under the front expansion part, formed by folding the front panel part in the multiple plies, the front restriction part is configured to be kept folded in a non-deployed folded state even when the air bag device is deployed,
wherein the cushion rear part comprises a rear panel part coupled with the cushion front part to face the cushion front part, and
wherein the rear panel part comprises a rear fold part formed by folding the rear panel part in multiple plies, the rear fold part is configured to be kept folded even when deployed.

US Pat. No. 11,066,030

METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AT LEAST ONE OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE DURING A COLLISION, AND SYSTEM FOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION FOR A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...


1. A method for controlling at least one occupant protection device of a vehicle in response to a detection of an occurrence of a collision, the method comprising the following steps:determining input data, the input data representing an ignition time of an airbag of the vehicle, an angular frequency of the collision, an available displacement path of a vehicle occupant relative to the vehicle, a mass of the vehicle occupant of the vehicle, a distance of the vehicle occupant to the airbag, and an inflation time duration of the airbag;
ascertaining a restraint force using the input data, the restraint force representing a force that can be provided by the at least one occupant protection device and that minimizes an occupant energy of the vehicle occupant during the collision up until an end of the collision; and
providing a control signal for controlling the at least one occupant protection device, the control signal being produced using the restraint force.

US Pat. No. 11,066,029

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING AT LEAST ONE SECONDARY FUNCTION OF AN OCCUPANT PROTECTION SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...


1. A method for activating at least one secondary function of an occupant protection system of a vehicle, the method comprising:detecting and evaluating a vertical acceleration in the vehicle vertical direction and a lateral acceleration in the vehicle transverse direction;
determining an instantaneous position of the vehicle based on the vertical acceleration or on a variable derived therefrom and on the lateral acceleration or on a variable derived therefrom;
detecting a lifting-off of the vehicle if the vertical acceleration or a variable derived therefrom meets a predefined first criterion;
detecting an impact of the vehicle on its wheels if the vertical acceleration or a variable derived therefrom meets a predefined second criterion;
ascertaining a first time window between the detected lifting-off of the vehicle and the detected impact of the vehicle on its wheels; and
activating the at least one secondary function activated if, during the first time window, the vertical acceleration or a variable derived therefrom meets a third criterion, which represents an impact of the vehicle on its roof, and/or the lateral acceleration or a variable derived therefrom meets a fourth criterion, which represents an impact of the vehicle on one side, or if the first time window exceeds a predefined time period and the detected impact of the vehicle on its wheels meets a predefined fifth criterion, which represents a hard impact with a subsequent rest position.

US Pat. No. 11,066,028

SIDE BARRIER AND HINGE


1. A side barrier for a vehicle, the side barrier comprising at least one barrier member and at least two support arms between which the at least one barrier member hingedly extends, the at least two support arms being provided with hinges, one for connection to the at least one barrier member and the other for connecting the side barrier to the vehicle in a position lying parallel to a longitudinal length of the vehicle, wherein all the said hinges are arranged with respectively parallel axes, wherein the respectively parallel axes of the hinges are arranged to extend generally perpendicular to the longitudinal length of the vehicle once the side barrier is connected to the vehicle, and wherein at two hinges on different support arms, a camming arrangement is provided to swing the swinging barrier member slightly laterally as well as vertically when it swings about said parallel axes.

US Pat. No. 11,066,027

IN-VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS CONFIGURED TO CHARGE A PLURALITY OF BATTERIES

AutoNetworks Technologies...


1. An in-vehicle power supply apparatus comprising:a DC-DC converter that outputs DC power;
a first power storage device having a first voltage threshold and a second power storage device having a second voltage threshold, the first power storage device and the second power storage device are charged via the DC-DC converter, the first voltage threshold being greater than the second voltage threshold;
a first switch that selects on/off between the DC-DC converter and the first power storage device;
a second switch that selects on/off between the DC-DC converter and the second power storage device; and
a voltage monitoring circuit that detects a voltage on the output side of the DC-DC converter, at a point closer to the DC-DC converter than are the first switch and the second switch,
wherein the voltage monitoring circuitjudges whether charging the first power storage device needs to be started, based on the voltage when the first switch is on, the second switch is off, and the DC-DC converter has stopped operating, and
judges whether charging the second power storage device needs to be started, based on the voltage detected by the voltage monitoring circuit when the first switch is off, the second switch is on, and the DC-DC converter has stopped operating; and

wherein the first switch and the second switch are turned on and the DC-DC converter is configured to charge the first power storage device and the second power storage device, the DC-DC converter outputting a voltage having the same value as the second threshold, wherein the second switch is turned off when the second power storage device reaches the second voltage threshold and the controller actuates the DC-DC converter to output a voltage having the same value as the first threshold, and wherein the first power storage device is charged until the voltage matches the first voltage threshold, wherein the first switch is turned off.

US Pat. No. 11,066,026

POWER SUPPLY BOX HAVING A BYPASS

AutoNetworks Technologies...


1. A power supply box comprising:a first terminal that is connected to a first power storage device that supplies power to a first in-vehicle load;
a second terminal that is connected to an alternator and a second in-vehicle load;
a normally-off switch that is having a first end directly connected to the first terminal and a second end directly connected to the second terminal so as to be interposed between the first terminal and the second terminal;
a battery fuse terminal having a pair of fuses connected in series with each other, one of the pair of fuses is interposed between the first power storage device and the first terminal and the other of the pair of fuses is interposed between the first power storage device and the first in-vehicle load;
and
a bypass having a first end and a second end, the bypass is connected in parallel with the switch the first end of the bypass directly connected to the first terminal and the second end of the bypass directly connected to the second terminal,
wherein the bypass includes a diode and a resistor, the diode has a forward direction that is from the first terminal toward the second terminal, and
wherein the resistor is connected in series with the diode between the first terminal and the second terminal and interposed between the first terminal and the diode, the resistor having a resistance value that is larger than a resistance value of the switch when the switch is turned on.

US Pat. No. 11,066,025

ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVE SYSTEM AND OPERATION METHOD OF THE SAME


1. An electric vehicle drive system of a vehicle switchably operable in a manual-control mode and an automatic-control mode, comprising:a controller area network (CAN) bus;
a plurality of sensors connected to each other via the controller area network bus;
an electric power steering module;
a database device storing a variety of communication formats which are different one another;
an artificial intelligence (AI) computer respectively connected to the sensors, and configured to request the electric power steering module to perform a specific function for driving the vehicle with the senses of the sensors; and
an intermediate agent device arranged between the artificial intelligence computer and the electric power steering module, electrically connected to the database device, the electric power steering module and the artificial intelligence computer, the intermediate agent device comprising a torque sensor located at a steering wheel set of the vehicle, electrically connected the intermediate agent device, the intermediate agent device being configured to:
identify a kind of the torque sensor of the electric power steering module,
match out one of the communication formats corresponding to the kind of the electric power steering module being identified,
determine whether a first instruction is received from the artificial intelligence computer for heading the electric power steering module,
produce a second instruction complying with the one of the communication formats by simulating the first instruction, and
send the second instruction to the electric power steering module, such that the electric power steering module complying with the one of the communication formats is able to read the second instruction for performing a specific function for the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,066,024

GROMMET ASSEMBLY

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...


1. A grommet assembly comprising:an inner member comprising a body portion to be inserted into a mounting hole of a panel, and a panel engagement portion formed on the body portion and configured to be engaged with an opening edge of the mounting hole;
a grommet configured to be mounted to a rear side of the inner member, the grommet comprising an annular panel contact portion having a seal part configured to contact a surface of a portion of the panel surrounding the mounting hole, and a tubular wire housing portion connected to the panel contact portion and configured to cover an electric wire such that the electric wire is bent with respect to a center axis of the mounting hole; and
a protruding member provided to protrude from a rear side of the body portion, the protruding member comprising a pressing support portion extending along an inner surface of a rear wall of the wire housing portion,
wherein the body portion has an oval tubular shape to be fitted into the mounting hole, the body portion comprising opposed walls defining an oval opening of the body portion, and
wherein the protruding member has an arch shape protruding from the opposed walls so as to bridge the oval opening of the body portion in a lateral direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the oval opening of the body portion, and is disposed at a central position on the body portion with respect to the longitudinal direction of the oval opening of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 11,066,023

CAMERA SYSTEM FOR PARTICULATE MATERIAL TRAILER

INVISIONit LLC, Page, ND...


1. A camera system for a trailer, comprising:an arm member having a first end and a second end;
a pivot structure connected to the arm member between the first end and the second end, wherein the pivot structure pivotably supports the arm member about a pivot axis, wherein the pivot structure is adapted to attach to a movable arm of a tarping system attached to the trailer;
a camera connected to the arm member at a first position between the pivot structure and the first end of the arm member; and
a weight connected to the arm member at a second position between the pivot structure and the second end of the arm member, and wherein responsive to a force of gravity on the weight, the arm member rotates about the pivot axis to orient the weight downward and the camera upward with respect to the force of gravity regardless of an orientation of the movable arm.

US Pat. No. 11,066,022

POSITIONING CLAMP AND CARRIER USING THE SAME

KING ROOF INDUSTRIAL CO.,...


1. A positioning clamp, for being disposed on a connecting rod of a carrier, the connecting rod being adapted for connecting to a tube body of a vehicle body, the positioning clamp including:a tightening body, extending along a surrounding direction, enclosing an insertion hole, the insertion hole being adapted for the connecting rod to movably insert through, two free ends of the tightening body being spacedly arranged along the surrounding direction so that a gap is formed between the two free ends of the tightening body, the gap providing the tightening body elasticity and deformability;
a fastening assembly, disposed on the tightening body and movable between a fastening position and a release position;
wherein when the fastening assembly is moved toward the fastening position, the two free ends of the tightening body are driven to approach each other so that the connecting rod is tightened by the tightening body; when the fastening assembly is moved toward the release position, the two free ends of the tightening body move apart so that the connecting rod is released from the tightening rod;
wherein the fastening assembly includes a pivot seat, a coupling portion, and a buckling assembly, the pivot seat is disposed on one of the free ends of the tightening body, the coupling portion is disposed on the other one of the free ends of the tightening body, the buckling assembly is pivotally disposed on the pivot seat so that the buckling assembly is selectively coupled to the coupling portion across the gap; the fastening position is defined at a situation when the buckling assembly is coupled to the coupling portion, the release position is defined at a situation when the buckling assembly is released from the coupling portion.

US Pat. No. 11,066,021

INDOOR SECRET STORAGE STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. An internal storage structure of a vehicle, the internal storage structure comprising:a housing including an opening and configured of having a storage space disposed inside a crash pad;
a cover portion configured to cover the opening;
a transfer plate be disposed on a rear surface of the housing to be connected to the cover portion;
a first guide rail mounted on the housing and coupled to the cover portion to guide the cover portion so that the cover portion is selectively opened;
a second guide rail mounted on the housing and coupled to the transfer plate to guide a movement of the transfer plate interlocked with a conveying block; and
a rotation driving portion engaged to the conveying block and configured to move the conveying block forwardly and backwardly,
wherein the cover portion is configured to be opened by moving in horizontal and vertical directions of the housing along the first guide rail and the second guide rail interlocking with the conveying block.

US Pat. No. 11,066,020

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC...


1. A vehicle body structure, comprising:a storage structure having an upper surface defining at least one opening and a lower surface with at least one storage space defined between the upper surface and the lower surface, the at least one opening exposing the at least one storage space;
at least one fixed cover non-movably fitted to the storage structure covering a first portion of the at least one storage space; and
at least one sliding cover installed to the storage structure for sliding movement over the opening such that in a closed orientation, the at least one sliding cover covers a second portion of at least one storage space such that the at least one fixed cover and the at least one sliding cover completely conceal the at least one storage space, and, in an open orientation the at least one sliding cover exposes the second portion of the at least one storage space, the storage structure being dimensioned and contoured to removably install to a rear interior cargo area of a passenger vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,066,019

SLIDING TRAY

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A vehicular cargo assembly comprising:a first panel slidably mounted on a floor of a vehicle cabin and selectively and alternatively positionable in a first position or a second position;
a storage space disposed below the floor, wherein the first panel is configured to cover the storage space in the first position; and
a second panel disposed over the storage space and positioned below the first panel when the first panel is in the first position, wherein when the first panel is in the first position, the first panel is selectively and alternatively positionable in a flat position, a bent position, and an upright folded position.

US Pat. No. 11,066,018

CUSTOMIZABLE VEHICLE SIDE MIRROR TRIM


1. A customizable vehicle side mirror trim device comprising:an inner surface;
an outer surface;
a lip;
an adhesive foam piece;
a removeable covering;
a gap;
the inner surface and the outer surface being oppositely located to each other;
the lip being configured to fit in between a side mirror and a side mirror housing;
the lip comprising an inner side and an outer side;
the inner side and the outer side being oppositely located to each other;
the outer side of the lip being connected to the inner surface;
the adhesive foam piece being adhered to the outer side of the lip;
the removeable covering removeably covering the adhesive foam piece;
in response to the removeable covering being peeled off from the adhesive foam piece, the adhesive foam piece being adhereable to the side mirror housing;
the gap traversing through the inner surface and the outer surface; and
the gap being configured to reveal a turn signal light indicator on the side mirror housing.

US Pat. No. 11,066,017

GEOMETRICALLY SHAPED ELLIPSOID VEHICULAR MIRROR

ROSCO, INC., Jamaica, NY...


1. A vehicle mirror assembly comprising:a base comprising a major axis and a minor axis;
a dome lens having a radius of curvature, said dome lens is formed by a substantially oval shape to reduce a reflection or reflective surface, said dome lens further comprising:
a substantially center surface portion having a substantially center surface radius of curvature, said substantially center surface radius substantially perpendicular to the major axis;
a first peripheral surface portion having a first peripheral surface radius of curvature, said first peripheral surface radius of curvature is greater than said substantially center surface radius of curvature.

US Pat. No. 11,066,016

ADJUSTING VEHICLE MIRRORS


1. A mirror assembly, comprising:a mirror, the mirror being a vehicle mirror;
a base, the mirror being operatively connected to the base; and
at least one actuator including:a bladder, the bladder including a flexible casing and defining a fluid chamber, the fluid chamber including a dielectric fluid; and
a first conductor and a second conductor operatively positioned on opposite portions of the bladder,

the at least one actuator being configured such that, when electrical energy is supplied to the first conductor and the second conductor, the first conductor and the second conductor have opposite charges, whereby the first conductor and the second conductor are electrostatically attracted toward each other to cause at least a portion of the dielectric fluid to be displaced to an outer peripheral region of the fluid chamber,
the at least one actuator being operatively connected to a corner region or an edge region of the base, and the at least one actuator being operatively positioned to cause a position and/or an orientation of the mirror to be adjusted.

US Pat. No. 11,066,015

ADJUSTABLE MIRROR ASSEMBLY FOR A WORK MACHINE

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...


1. An adjustable mirror assembly for a work machine, the adjustable mirror assembly comprising:a support bracket including:a first portion adapted to be attached to the work machine; and
a first support bracket arm extending outward from the first portion and disposed at an inclined orientation relative to the first portion, the first support bracket arm including a frame that extends along and below a top of the first support bracket arm, the frame defining an opening therethrough;

an intermediate bracket configured to: (a) couple to a back surface of a mirror at an upper connection point and a lower connection point; and (b) couple to the support bracket at an inner connection point and an outer connection point, the intermediate bracket including:a first extension arm disposed below the upper connection point and extending transversely across the first support bracket arm and the frame; and
a second extension arm disposed above the lower connection point and extending through the opening of the frame and extending transversely across the first support bracket arm,
wherein the first extension arm and the second arm define a cavity in which the first support bracket arm and the frame are disposed;

a first linear actuator configured to rotate the mirror about a pitch axis, the first linear actuator coupled to the support bracket at a first linear actuator proximal end and coupled to the intermediate bracket at a first linear actuator distal end; and
a second linear actuator configured to rotate the mirror about a yaw axis, the second linear actuator coupled to the intermediate bracket at a second linear actuator proximal end and configured to be coupled to the back surface of the mirror at a second linear actuator distal end.

US Pat. No. 11,066,014

360 DEGREE TRAILER CAMERA VIEW SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first control module disposed on a trailer, a plurality of video feeds from a plurality of cameras disposed on the trailer, the plurality of video feeds comprising a trailer front view, a trailer rear view, a trailer left view, and a trailer right view;
generating, at the first control module, a singular trailer birds-eye view video feed based on the plurality of video feeds; and
sending, via a single auxiliary camera input channel, a single video signal comprising the singular trailer birds-eye view video feed to a second control module disposed in a towing vehicle mechanically coupled to the trailer, wherein the singular trailer birds-eye view video feed is displayable in the towing vehicle via an output display disposed in the towing vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,066,013

VIEWING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...


1. A viewing device for a vehicle, comprising:a display portion that displays a captured image of a vehicle rear side; and
a control section that carries out display control that compresses the captured image such that a compression rate in a vehicle transverse direction gradually increases from a vehicle inner side toward vehicle outer sides, and displays an image on the display portion,
wherein, within a range including respective end portions in the vehicle transverse direction of an image for display, the compression rate is established as a ratio between:an apparent size of a first object in the vehicle transverse direction in a case in which the first object, which is present at a rear side of the vehicle, is viewed from an eyepoint; and
an apparent size of a second object in the vehicle transverse direction in a case in which the second object, which is present at an outer side of the first object in the vehicle transverse direction and has the same actual size as the first object, is viewed from the eyepoint.


US Pat. No. 11,066,012

LIGHTING DEVICE

MITSUBA Corporation, Gun...


1. A lighting device comprising:a housing installed in a vehicle;
a substrate fixed to the housing;
a cover member which is fixed to the housing, sandwiches the substrate together with the housing and presses the substrate from an opposite side to the housing;
a light emitting element installed on the substrate;
an operation switch which is installed on the substrate to protrude toward the housing and switches the light emitting element on/off by being operated in directions of coming into contact with and moving away from the substrate; and
a movement restricting portion which is formed as one piece with the housing, engages with a part of the operation switch and restricts movement of the operation switch toward the substrate side,
wherein the operation switch comprises a body portion which is fixed to the substrate and a switch portion which is capable of protruding and retracting with respect to the body portion,
a concave portion recessed in a direction intersecting a protruding and retracting direction of the switch portion is provided in the body portion, and
the movement restricting portion is inserted into the concave portion,
wherein the movement restricting portion comprises a plate-shaped portion which is formed to be parallel to the substrate and a cutout portion which is formed in the plate-shaped portion and recessed in the direction intersecting the protruding and retracting direction of the switch portion, and
an inner circumferential edge of the cutout portion is inserted into the concave portion,
wherein the cover member comprises a convex portion which protrudes toward the substrate,
wherein the convex portion has an inclined portion which extends in the recessed direction of the cutout portion and of which a protruding height from the cover member gradually decreases as the substrate is approached from an outer circumferential side of the substrate,
wherein, in an operating direction of the operation switch, the substrate is sandwiched between the movement restricting portion and the inclined portion, and
a contact portion of the inclined portion and the substrate is disposed toward an opening direction side of the cutout portion relative to the operation switch.

US Pat. No. 11,066,011

MODULAR LIGHT BAR ARRANGEMENT FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES


1. A light bar, for mounting on an emergency vehicle, said light bar comprising:a base member having a first end and a second end, said base member comprising:a first light bar end section configured to begin at said first end and to extend part way toward said second end; said first light bar end section comprising one or more lights on at least a portion thereof;
a second light bar end section configured to begin at said second end and to extend part way toward said first end; said second light bar end section comprising one or more lights on at least a portion thereof; and
a support portion configured to interconnect said first light bar end section to said second light bar end section, and to provide a gap therebetween; and

a center section lighting module comprising: one or more lights, and having a length configured for said center section lighting module to fit within said gap between said first light bar end section and said second light bar end section;
a first pair of legs comprising a first leg and a second leg pivotally coupled to each other, a first end of each of said first and second legs pivotally mounted to a bottom of said center section lighting module, and a second end of said first leg being pivotally mounted to said support portion;
a first roller, said first roller being rotatably mounted to a second end of said second leg;
a second pair of legs comprising a third leg and a fourth leg pivotally coupled to each other, a first end of each of said third and fourth legs pivotally mounted to a bottom of said center section lighting module, and a second end of said third leg being pivotally mounted to said support portion;
a second roller, said second roller being rotatably mounted to a second end of said fourth leg; and
an actuator, a first end of said actuator mounted within said first light bar end section and a second end of said actuator coupled to said second end of said fourth leg, a portion of said actuator configured to extend linearly out from said first light bar end section to cause said second ends of said second and fourth legs to alternately translate away from and toward said second ends of said first and third legs, respectively, to move said center section lighting module between a retracted position and one or more elevated positions.

US Pat. No. 11,066,010

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING NOTIFICATION OF OPENING OR CLOSING OF SCISSOR DOORS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. An apparatus for providing a notification of opening or closing of scissor doors for a vehicle, which is intended to indicate an opening or closing state of the scissor doors installed in the vehicle, comprising:a first indicator unit installed in a left section of a rear side of the vehicle to indicate an opening state of a left scissor door;
a second indicator unit installed in a right section of the rear side of the vehicle to indicate an opening state of a right scissor door;
a motor for activating the first indicator unit and the second indicator unit; and
a clutch unit configured to be operated in conjunction with a main gear provided on a rotary shaft of the motor and selectively activate the first indicator unit and the second indicator unit.

US Pat. No. 11,066,009

VEHICULAR ILLUMINATION DEVICE, VEHICLE SYSTEM, AND VEHICLE

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...


1. A vehicle system which is provided in a vehicle capable of travelling in an automatic driving mode, the vehicle system comprising:a first illumination unit configured to irradiate light toward an outside of the vehicle;
a detector that detects an emergency vehicle and acquires position information of the emergency vehicle; and
a vehicle controller configured to, upon detection of an emergency vehicle notify the emergency vehicle by controlling the first illumination unit to irradiate light to the emergency vehicle based on the position information of the emergency vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,066,008

LIGHTING THROUGH CHROME PLATING OR CHROME-LIKE SURFACE TREATMENTS

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...


1. A vehicle component including:an electroluminescent or photoluminescent light source arranged on an A-surface of the vehicle component,
a pigmented layer covering the light source, and
a clear top coat layer covering the pigmented layer;
wherein when the light source is not activated, the pigmented layer has an opaque appearance,
wherein when the light source is activated, the light source emits light that is visible through the pigmented layer and the clear top coat layer to thereby illuminate the vehicle component,
wherein the light source has a shape that is conformed to contours of the A-surface,
wherein the light emitted from the light source is transmitted through a material of the pigmented layer.

US Pat. No. 11,066,007

INTELLIGENT CAR LAMPLIGHT CONTROL DEVICE

Shenzhen Desheng Electron...


1. An intelligent car lamplight control device, comprising:an ambient light intensity sensor, configured to automatically monitor a light intensity outside a car;
a speed sensor, configured to detect a driving speed of the car;
a microprocessor control unit (MCU), configured to acquire a light intensity signal transmitted from the ambient light intensity sensor and a speed signal transmitted from the speed sensor, wherein when determining, by analysis, that a light intensity value in the light intensity signal transmitted from the ambient light intensity sensor is less than a preset value or changes from a large value to a small value and then alternately changes between a large value and a small value, the MCU transmits a car lamp on/off control command to a main lamplight control system through a wireless transmitter to control the main lamplight control system to turn on a car lamp; when acquiring that a speed value in the speed signal transmitted from the speed sensor is greater than a preset value, the MCU transmits a high/low beam switching control command to the main lamplight control system through the wireless transmitter to control the main lamplight control system to switch from a low beam to a high beam; and when determining, by analysis, that the light intensity value in the light intensity signal transmitted from the ambient light intensity sensor changes from a small value to a large value or alternately changes between a large value and a small value and that an average driving speed changes from high to low, the MCU transmits a high/low beam switching control command to the main lamplight control system through the wireless transmitter to control the main lamplight control system to switch from the high beam to the low beam;
the wireless transmitter, configured to wirelessly transmit the control commands transmitted from the MCU to the main lamplight control system; and
the main lamplight control system, configured to receive the control commands transmitted from the wireless transmitter and correspondingly control lamplight according to the control commands; wherein
the MCU has an analog input terminal electrically connected to the ambient light intensity sensor, and an I2C communication port electrically connected to the speed sensor, and the wireless transmitter, and the wireless transmitter is wirelessly connected to the main lamplight control system.

US Pat. No. 11,066,006

VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...


1. A vehicle lamp, comprising:a variable light distribution lamp capable of generating a beam having a variable intensity distribution;
an infrared illumination device configured to irradiate a front;
an infrared camera configured to output an image of the front; and
a light distribution controller configured to detect a snow particle on the image, generate a light distribution pattern in which a portion corresponding to the snow particle is shaded, and control the variable light distribution lamp,
wherein the light distribution controller updates the light distribution pattern in which the shaded portion corresponding to the snow particle follows a movement of the snow particle.

US Pat. No. 11,066,005

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC HIGH BEAM CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A vehicle comprising:sensors;
high beam headlamps comprising light pixels; and
processors configured to:determine, via the sensors, a direction in which a person is facing; and, wherein determining, via the sensors, whether the person is facing the vehicle is based at least in part on:calculating a positional difference between the person and the vehicle over time; and
comparing the positional difference to a threshold value; and

responsive to determining that the person is facing the vehicle:determine, via the sensors, a position of the person's face; and
based on the position, adjust at least one of the light pixels projecting light to the person's face.



US Pat. No. 11,066,004

EQUIPMENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

Ferno-Washington, Inc., ...


1. An equipment mounting system, comprising:a quick mount track that defines:a first outer slot and a second outer slot formed substantially parallel to one another along an elongate dimension of an upper surface of the quick mount track, each outer slot shaped to define a plurality of contoured target regions therein that are spaced along the elongate dimension;
a plurality of locking pin apertures formed in the upper surface between the first and second outer slots and spaced along the elongate dimension, each locking pin aperture arranged to be in substantial alignment with a respective pair of the plurality of contoured target regions along a lateral dimension that is substantially orthogonal to the elongate dimension; and
a plurality of mounting holes formed within a lower channel of each of the first and second outer slots and spaced along the elongate dimension to not be aligned with respective ones of the plurality of contoured target regions along the elongate dimension while being configured to accept a fastening device therethrough; and

a removable mount that is slidably cooperative with the quick mount track along the elongate dimension, the mount comprising:a plurality of mounting studs each of which are sized to fit within the channels of each of the first and second slots; and
a central locking pin, wherein the mount is operable between a locked position and a release position while coupled to the quick mount track through the plurality of mounting studs and the respective channels such that:while in the locked position, the mount secures the central locking pin in a respective one of the locking pin apertures and positions each of the plurality of mounting studs in the first outer slot and the second outer slot directly over top of respective ones of the plurality of mounting holes; and
while in the release position, the mount removes the locking pin from the respective one of the locking pin apertures to permit the mount to slide the plurality of mounting studs into alignment with the plurality of contour target regions for subsequent removal of the mount from the quick mount track.



US Pat. No. 11,066,003

APPLIANCE LOCKDOWN FOR EXPANDABLE SHELTER

Berg Companies, Inc., Sp...


1. A system comprising:a track assembly including a channel having a first end and a second end; and
a carrier comprising a wheel assembly configured to transition between a clamped state and an unclamped state, the wheel assembly including:a first wheel and a second wheel configured to be disposed within the channel between the first end and the second end;
a first hub component coupled to the first wheel and a second hub component coupled to the second wheel, the first hub component including a first attachment mechanism and the second hub component including a second attachment mechanism;
an elongated rod operably coupled to the first hub component and the second hub component, the elongated rod configured to transition the wheel assembly between the clamped state and the unclamped state, and wherein in the clamped state the first attachment mechanism engages the first end of the channel and the second attachment mechanism engages the second end of the channel;

a coupler coupled to the elongated rod and interposed between a first end of the elongated rod and a second end of the elongated rod; and
a coupler support coupled to the carrier assembly, the coupler support including a slot to receive the coupler.

US Pat. No. 11,066,002

INSTALLATION TRAILER FOR COILED FLEXIBLE PIPE AND METHOD OF UTILIZING SAME

Trinity Bay Equipment Hol...


1. A system, comprising:a collapsible trailer frame comprising a collapsed system width that is less than an expanded system width, wherein two portions of the collapsible trailer frame are configured to telescope toward or away from one another, wherein the collapsed system width and the expanded system width are measured between widest points of the system;
a lifting mechanism coupled to the collapsible trailer frame, wherein the lifting mechanism is configured to raise or lower a coil of pipe or a reel of pipe, wherein the lifting mechanism includesone or more hooks that are configured to engage the coil of pipe or the reel of pipe,
one or more hydraulic cylinders coupled to the one or more hooks,wherein the one or more hooks are configured to engage the coil of pipe or the reel of pipe such that at least one of the coil or reel of pipe is removable from the trailer frame, the coil or reel of pipe is movable in a vertical direction with respect to the trailer frame, or the coil or reel of pipe is movable at an angle to horizontal plane of the trailer frame, and

one or more vertical stops configured to block the coil of pipe or the reel of pipe from disengaging from the one or more hooks; and

a braking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 11,066,001

CONSTRUCTION BARRIER MOVING DEVICE AND METHOD

KOKOSING CONSTRUCTION COM...


1. A device for moving a construction barrier, the device comprising:a connection member that attaches the device to a rear of a vehicle;
an alignment member that attaches to the connection member, the alignment member extending upward from the connection member; and
an engagement member that attaches to the alignment member such that the engagement member extends behind the vehicle and at an angle away from the vehicle;
wherein, when the device is attached to the vehicle, the alignment member is positioned to allow the construction barrier to move beneath the alignment member and to engage the engagement member such that engagement member moves the construction barrier behind the vehicle and toward a path of travel of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,066,000

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES FOR ENGAGING AND TRANSPORTING OBJECTS

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF ...


1. A mobile apparatus for engaging and moving objects, comprising:a frame, comprising:a base portion,
a first elongated portion extending from the base portion, and
a second elongated portion extending from the base portion, the second elongated portion spaced from the first elongated portion,
wherein the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion extend from the base portion along a first axis which is perpendicular to a second axis;

a first lift assembly coupled to the frame and comprising:a first lifting component,
a first actuator coupled to the first lifting component, the first actuator operable to shift the first lifting component along the first axis to different positions along a length of the frame, and
a second actuator coupled to the first lifting component and operable to shift the first lifting component along the second axis between a raised position and a lowered position;

a second lift assembly coupled to the frame and comprising:a second lifting component,
a third actuator coupled to the first elongated portion and coupled to the second lifting component and operable to shift the second lifting component along the second axis between a raised position and a lowered position while the first elongated portion remains extending along the first axis,
a third lifting component, and
a fourth actuator coupled to the second elongated portion and coupled to the third lifting component and operable to shift the third lifting component along the second axis between a raised position and a lowered position while the second elongated portion remains extending along the first axis,
wherein the second lifting component and the third lifting component are each movable between an extended position and a retracted position, and
wherein, in the extended position, the second lifting component and the third lifting component extend further towards each other than in the retracted position; and

a transport mechanism coupled to the frame and operable to move the frame in at least one direction.

US Pat. No. 11,065,999

LIFTGATE ALERT APPARATUS


1. A liftgate alert apparatus comprising:a pressure switch, the pressure switch being configured to be coupled to an air line of an airbrake system of a trailer, the trailer being either integrated as part of a truck or being towable, the pressure switch being closed when the airbrake system is activated by a driver releasing a parking brake;
a roller switch, the roller switch being in operational communication with the pressure switch, the roller switch being configured to be coupled to a liftgate of the trailer, the roller switch being closed when the liftgate is in a down position; and
an alarm, the alarm being in operational communication with the pressure switch, the roller switch, and a power source, the alarm having an alarm ground wire, the alarm being configured to be coupled within a cab of the truck or to a front end of the trailer, the alarm activating an audio and or visual alert when both the pressure switch and the roller switch are closed.

US Pat. No. 11,065,998

HAUL TRUCK DUMP BODY FINISH MACHINED REAR PIVOT SUPPORT

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...


1. A haul truck dump body having a length and a width and a top configured as a receptacle to receive hauling material, the haul truck dump body comprising:longitudinal body support members provided on a bottom of the haul truck dump body, the longitudinal body support members being spaced apart from each other in a width direction of the haul truck dump body and running parallel to each other in a length direction of the haul truck dump body from a front portion of the haul truck dump body to a rear portion of the haul truck dump body;
transverse body support members provided on the bottom of the haul truck dump body, the transverse body support members being spaced apart from each other in the length direction of the haul truck dump body and running in the width direction of the haul truck dump from a first side of the haul truck dump body to a second side of the haul truck dump body opposite the first side, the transverse body support members running perpendicular to the longitudinal body support members; and
a finish machined rear pivot support welded in-line with the longitudinal body support members, wherein the finish machined rear pivot support includes:a pair of rear pivots spaced apart from each other in the width direction of the haul truck dump body, the rear pivots being respectively welded in-line with the longitudinal body support members, and
a cross-member provided between the rear pivots and the transverse body support members, the cross member being welded to inward-facing sides of the rear pivots and running parallel to the transverse body support members.


US Pat. No. 11,065,997

MOTOR VEHICLE

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...


1. A motor vehicle comprising:a holding device configured to retain objects, the holding device comprising:a base, and
a flexurally elastic lateral jaw that extends, in the primary direction, from the base to a head region,
a plurality of rigid coupling stays that are articulated on the lateral jaw and that are mutually spaced apart in the primary direction, and
a folding mechanism configured to pivot the flexurally elastic lateral jaw between a folded-in position and a folded-out position,

wherein the flexurally elastic lateral jaw is configured to transition from a basic configuration, in which the flexurally elastic lateral jaw has a first geometry, to a use configuration,
wherein the flexurally elastic lateral jaw is configured to transition from the basic configuration to the use configuration by deforming from the first geometry to a second geometry, and
wherein the flexurally elastic lateral jaw is configured to transition from the basic configuration to the use configuration by deforming, while being pivoted from the folded-in position to the folded-out position, from the first geometry to a second geometry that corresponds, at least in part, to a geometry of an object to be retained.

US Pat. No. 11,065,996

VEHICLE SEAT

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...


1. A vehicle seat comprising:a base to be installed on a floor of a vehicle;
a seat cushion provided with a seat surface;
an ottoman provided with a leg rest surface;
a driving unit provided with an output shaft capable of outputting a rotational driving force in a forward direction and a reverse direction; and
a power transmission mechanism that transmits the rotational driving force generated at the output shaft,
the seat cushion having a cushion frame formed as a framework of the seat cushion and attached to the base,
the ottoman having an ottoman frame formed as a framework of the ottoman and attached to a front end portion of the cushion frame,
the ottoman frame having a pantograph mechanism that allows the ottoman to deform between an extended state and an unextended state, and being pivotably supported by the cushion frame so as to allow the ottoman to pivot,
the power transmission mechanism having a pinion gear fixed to the output shaft, and a first sector gear rotatably supported by the cushion frame and meshing with the pinion gear, and
the first sector gear being connected to a driving link of the pantograph mechanism, so that the rotational driving force generated at the output shaft is input to the driving link by being transmitted through the pinion gear and the first sector gear, and the pivoting and the deformation of the ottoman is performed in response to this input of the rotational driving force to the driving link.

US Pat. No. 11,065,995

PUMPING DEVICE FOR SEAT OF VEHICLE

HYUNDAI TRANSYS INCORPORA...


1. A pumping device for a seat of a vehicle, the pumping device comprising:a lever bracket configured to rotate by an external operating force;
a clutch device including a clutch cam coupled to the lever bracket rotating with the clutch cam;
a brake device configured to rotate in conjunction with the clutch device, coupled with an output shaft, wherein the brake device is configured to rotate by a rotational force input through the clutch device, but not rotate by a rotational force input through the output shaft; and
a cam supporter disposed between the clutch device and the brake device, wherein, when the output shaft rotates eccentrically, the cam supporter is brought into contact with the clutch cam to restrict movement of the clutch cam,
wherein the brake device comprises:
a brake drum integrally coupled with the output shaft and having a plurality of supporting protrusions that protrude along an outer circumferential surface thereof; and
a plurality of brake rollers that are respectively arranged at sides of each of the plurality of supporting protrusions, thus forming an arrangement in which the brake rollers are spaced apart from each other between the plurality of supporting protrusions adjacent to each other.

US Pat. No. 11,065,994

QUICK-ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY FOR ATTACHING A SEATBACK FRAME TO A VEHICLE FRAME AND SELECTED DETACHMENT THEREFROM

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A vehicle comprising:a vehicle frame;
a riser bracket that is rigidly fixed with respect to the vehicle frame;
a pin that is axially biased through the riser bracket to a securing position, the pin being rotationally fixed and axially slidable relative to the riser bracket, and wherein the pin includes an angled end having a planar sloped surface; and
a seat bracket having an angled channel that extends to a securing aperture, wherein:slidable engagement of the angled channel with the pin, along a predetermined rotational orientation of the seat bracket with respect to the riser bracket, is configured to bias the pin away from the securing position until the pin reaches the securing aperture wherein the pin returns to the securing position;
the planar sloped surface of the pin selectively aligns with the angled channel to define the predetermined rotational orientation of the seat bracket with respect to the riser bracket and the slidable engagement; and
engagement between the seat bracket and the riser bracket via the pin defines a pivot connection of the seat bracket at the riser bracket.


US Pat. No. 11,065,993

SEAT APPARATUS

TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saita...


1. A seat apparatus comprising:a vehicle seat including a cushion member;
a bag body configured to expand by injection of fluid; and
a fluid supply mechanism configured to supply the fluid to the bag body,
wherein the cushion member includes a support surface configured to support a passenger of the vehicle seat, the support surface being a portion closest to the passenger in the cushion member,
wherein the bag body is provided at a portion of the cushion member that is located at a distance from the support surface in a direction opposite to a passenger side, and includes:two or more expandable portions that are arranged adjacent to each other; and
a dividing portion that is interposed between the two or more expandable portions, and

wherein a smallest expandable portion that has a smallest size among the two or more expandable portions is disposed at a position closer to the passenger side than other expandable portions among the two or more expandable portions.

US Pat. No. 11,065,992

PIVOTABLE ARMREST WITH BOLT MECHANISM

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. An armrest for a motor vehicle, comprising:a housing body;
an arm support fitted pivotably on the housing body;
a bolt rotatably mounted on the arm support and having a bolt tongue which, in a locking position, interacts with a striker plate on the housing body, as a result of which a pivoting of the arm support away from the housing body is blocked; and
at least one support bracket fitted on the arm support and having, upon application of a force for pivoting of the arm support away from the housing body in the locking position of the bolt, contact with the bolt tongue on a side which faces away from an upper portion of the arm support which is configured to be contacted by an arm of a user when the arm support is located in a closed position on the housing, and thus applies a support force in a direction of the upper portion of the arm support on the bolt, wherein each support bracket comprises two lateral sides and an interconnecting central web to form a U-shaped support bracket and, in the locking position of the bolt, engages around at least the bolt tongue, and wherein the central web of each support bracket lies below the bolt tongue in the locking position of the bolt.

US Pat. No. 11,065,991

INSERT FOR INTEGRATION INTO TRIM LAYER AND PROVIDING CONDITIONING

GENTHERM GMBH, Odelzhaus...


1. An insert comprising:a cover layer;
a connection material that connects the cover layer to a trim layer of a climate controlled vehicle seat; and
a rear layer;
wherein the rear layer is connected to the cover layer by a seam that extends around at least a portion of a periphery of the insert, and
wherein a peripheral edge of the cover layer is in planar contact with the rear layer and the trim layer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,990

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...


1. A vehicle body structure including a vehicle body and four wheels each supported by a corresponding supporting point on the vehicle body via a suspension device, the supporting points being positioned in a rectangular formation, the vehicle body structure comprising:a pair of side members extending in a fore and aft direction along either side of the vehicle body;
a plurality of cross members extending laterally between the side members;
a floor panel attached to an upper side of the cross members; and
a seat supported by the floor panel via at least one seat mount provided on an upper surface of the floor panel,
wherein one of the cross members passes through an intersection point of diagonal lines of the rectangular formation in plan view, and the at least one seat mount includes a seat mount positioned on the one cross member.

US Pat. No. 11,065,989

SCISSOR LIFT ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A vehicle seat, comprising:a seat base having a seat pan and operably coupled with a seatback;
an upper connector positioned on the seat pan; and
a lift assembly operably coupled with the seat pan, wherein the lift assembly includes:a bracket defining a bracket slot;
an outer link having a first end rotatably coupled with the seat pan and a second end including a lower connector, the lower connector slidably received by the bracket slot;
an inner link having a first end rotatably coupled with the bracket and a second end defining a link slot, wherein the link slot is configured to receive the upper connector; and
a sector gear configured to facilitate vertical translation of the seat base.


US Pat. No. 11,065,988

EASY ENTRY LATCH FOR VEHICLE SEAT

Faurecia Automotive Seati...


1. An occupant support comprisinga foundation frame adapted to be coupled to a floor of a vehicle,
a vehicle seat mounted on the foundation frame for sliding movement along foundation frame between a slid-back configuration and a slid-forward configuration and configured to move from a horizontal-use configuration to a tilted configuration when in the slid-forward configuration, the vehicle seat including a stationary frame mounted to the foundation frame and a pivotable frame coupled to the stationary frame and configured to pivot about a frame pivot axis as the occupant changes between the horizontal-use configuration and the tilted configuration, and
a pivot-control system including an actuator, a seat lock coupled to the actuator and configured to block the vehicle seat from moving from the horizontal-use configuration to the tilted configuration until the vehicle seat is moved to the slid forward configuration and the actuator is activated to release the seat lock, and a tilt-limiting unit configured to retain the vehicle seat in the tilted configuration until the vehicle seat is moved from the slid-forward configuration toward the slid-back configuration,
wherein the tilt-limiting unit includes a retainer pin mounted to the stationary frame in a fixed position relative to the frame pivot axis, a retainer hook coupled to the pivotable frame and biased to a first position where the retainer hook blocks the vehicle seat from moving from the tilted configuration to the horizontal-use configuration, and a stationary stop coupled to the foundation frame and configured to engage the retainer hook as the vehicle seat is moved from the slid-forward configuration toward the slid-back configuration to rotate the retainer hook to a second position and to urge the vehicle seat toward the horizontal-use configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,065,987

SEAT SLIDE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TF-METAL CO., LTD., Kosa...


1. A seat slide device for a vehicle, comprising:a lower rail having a substantially U-shape in cross section whose front and rear end portions in a longitudinal direction thereof are fixed to a vehicle body by a front-end fixing member and a rear-end fixing member respectively, and whose upper surface is opened;
an upper rail fitted to the lower rail so as to be slidably movable in the longitudinal direction;
a lock mechanism used for locking and unlocking a position of the upper rail at a time of a positional adjustment of the upper rail with respect to the lower rail; and
stroke regulation stoppers for regulating a positional adjustment range of the upper rail with respect to the lower rail,
wherein, in a bottom wall portion of the lower rail, a foreign matter interference portion protruding upward and having a substantially arc-circular shape in a side view is formed on the lower rail, by being cut and raised in a middle part in a rail width direction, on a front side of the rear-end fixing member, and
wherein the foreign matter interference portion is separated into a front-side tongue piece and a rear-side tongue piece.

US Pat. No. 11,065,986

LONGITUDINAL ADJUSTER FOR A VEHICLE SEAT, AND VEHICLE SEAT

Adient Engineering and IP...


1. A longitudinal adjuster for a vehicle seat, having at least one pair of rails, which is formed from a first seat rail for connecting to a seat structure, and from a second seat rail for connecting to a vehicle structure, wherein the seat rails of the pair of rails are displaceable in a longitudinal direction relative to each other and mutually engage around each other, thereby forming an inner channel, wherein a securing profile, which is fastened to the first seat rail, is arranged in the inner channel, wherein a rack which is fixed relative to the second seat rail is arranged in the inner channel, wherein the securing profile and the rack are normally spaced apart from each other and enter into engagement with each other in a form-fitting manner in reaction to a predetermined action of force, wherein the securing profile engages around the rack such that the rack penetrates a through opening of the securing profile.

US Pat. No. 11,065,985

VEHICLE SEAT DEVICE

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...


1. A vehicle seat device configured to be mounted to a vehicle comprising:a seat main body comprising a seat cushion and a seatback rotatable about a lower end of the seatback; and
a tilt device comprising an electric motor and a spring, the electric motor being configured to exert a rotational force to rotationally displace the seatback, and the spring being configured to exert a resilient force to rotationally displace the seatback towards a seat front side;
wherein the tilt device is configured to exert a tilt function to tilt the seatback towards the seat front side by using the electric motor and the spring,
wherein, when the tilt function is active, the tilt device rotationally displaces the seatback towards the seat front side to a given first position by driving the electric motor and then rotationally displaces the seatback towards the seat front side beyond the first position to a tilt state by using a force of the spring, and
wherein the given first position is a foremost location of the seatback in the seat front side within a possible range of the rotational displacement of the seatback by the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 11,065,984

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE OF AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE AND MEANS THEREOF

DO NOT FORGET LTD., Bnei...


1. A portable system for detecting the presence of a child left in a vehicle, comprisinga. a coin-like shaped housing comprising:i. sensor means for measuring parameters within a vehicle environment, comprisinga motion detector sensor, configured for detecting motion of said child;
a temperature detector sensor, configured for measuring ambient temperature in a vehicle;
an oxygen level sensor, configured for detecting the oxygen level within said vehicle;

ii. an alerting means for sending a signal to the vehicle user; and
iii. a processor configured to provide instructions;

b. a user interface platform (UIP) having a wireless network connection to at least one member selected from the group consisting of: said housing, a user, vehicle operation system, social network, emergency system, connectable subject and any combination thereof;wherein housing is activated by at least one single finger pressable pad coupled to said housing; and
said system further comprises a sensor fusion module configured to combine data from the temperature sensor with the oxygen sensor and the motion sensor and provide integrated sensor fusion data; and
said processor or/and UIP is further configured to activate said alerting means according to said integrated sensor fusion data.


US Pat. No. 11,065,983

RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION POWER SUPPLY CONSTRUCTION

SOUTHWEST JIAOTONG UNIVER...


1. A railway transportation power supply construction, which continuously laid along the extending direction of the track bed, wherein the railway transportation power supply construction comprising an insulating base, a power supply rail, a return current rail and an insulating shield,wherein an upper portion of the insulating base is provided with a boss, with the power supply rail and the return current rail being respectively arranged on two side shoulders of the boss, and the insulating shield is arranged on the top of the boss of the insulating base, the insulating shield covering the power supply rail and the return current rail.

US Pat. No. 11,065,982

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF INSTALLATION OF A PLURALITY OF DROPPERS OF AN OVERHEAD CONTACT SYSTEM SECTION

ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLO...


1. A system of installation of a plurality of droppers of an overhead contact system section, which comprises at least one contact wire and at least one messenger wire hung between two successive supporting poles delimiting the ends of said overhead contact system section, the system comprising:a means of measuring a distance between the two successive supporting poles;
a computer programmed to output a layout plan indicating a position and a length for each dropper of the plurality of droppers to be installed based on inputted data, that comprises at least the distance measured by said means of measuring a distance;
a machine for preparing each dropper to be installed at the length thereof indicated in the layout plan output by said computer;
a first platform capable of moving along the overhead contact system section, the first platform being equipped with:a position unit for determining the actual position of the first platform; and
a marking device to set a mark on the at least one contact wire, the marking device being capable of setting a mark on the at least one contact wire each time the position determined by said position unit corresponds to a position of a dropper of the plurality of droppers as indicated in the layout plan, the marking device comprising:
a paint container;
an actuated valve; and
a nozzle situated at the extremity of a mast so as to be in the vicinity of the at least one contact wire, so that, each time said valve is actuated, a spray of paint is applied through the nozzle onto the at least one contact wire, the marking device being actuated by said positioning unit each time the current position of said first platform is equal to the position of a dropper as indicated by the layout plan, which has been loaded into said positioning unit; and

a second platform capable of moving along the overhead contact system section and being loaded with the droppers that have been prepared.

US Pat. No. 11,065,981

AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A method of controlling an air-conditioning apparatus including a heat exchanger configured to perform heat exchange between a first fluid and a second fluid, while the first fluid and the second fluid flow separately from each other through a first line and a second line respectively, a heat source fluidically-connected to the heat exchanger through the second line through which the second fluid flows, wherein the second fluid circulates between the heat exchanger and the heat source through the second line and wherein the heat source is configured to heat or cool the second fluid, a circulator mounted to the second line and configured to impart a circulation force to the second fluid, such that the second fluid circulates between the heat exchanger and the heat source by the circulator, and a controller connected to the circulator and configured to determine a required flow rate of the second fluid by use of a flow rate of the first fluid flowing through the heat exchanger, and to control the circulator on a basis of the required flow rate of the second fluid, the method comprising:determining, by the controller, the flow rate of the first fluid flowing through the heat exchanger;
determining, by the controller, the required flow rate of the second fluid using the flow rate of the first fluid flowing through the heat exchanger, by use of a data map so that the required flow rate of the second fluid is determined to be a value proportional to the flow rate of the first fluid; and
controlling, by the controller, an operation of the circulator according to the required flow rate of the second fluid, wherein the required flow rate of the second fluid is determined as a flow rate value at which a time consumed for a current discharge temperature of the first fluid to reach a target discharge temperature according to the flow rate of the first fluid with respect to the heat exchanger is shortest.

US Pat. No. 11,065,980

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DC-DC CONVERTER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...


1. A method for controlling a DC/DC current converter (6) present in an on-board network (2) of a motor vehicle comprising a service battery (8), the low- or medium-voltage on-board network (2) being connected, via the converter (6), to a traction battery (1) that supplies power to a high-voltage traction network (3) equipped with an inverter (5) and with a traction electric machine (4), the inverter (5) being controlled using a voltage or torque setpoint in accordance with at least one nominal mode, wherein, when a transmission of power transients from the on-board network (2) to the traction network (3) leading to instabilities in the traction network (3), such as power transients leading to a decrease or a significant increase in the voltage across the terminals of the traction electric machine, these decreases or increases possibly overshooting a minimum voltage and a maximum voltage of operation of the traction electric machine, respectively, is detected, an auxiliary mode of control of the converter (6) is implemented with a limit (LIM I) on the current output from the converter (6), this current limit (LIM I) being dependent on a state of charge of the service battery (8), the current limit (LIM I) increasing as the charge of the service battery (8) decreases.

US Pat. No. 11,065,979

AIRCRAFT MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRIC OR HYBRID AIRCRAFTS

H55 SA, Sion (CH)


1. An aircraft monitoring system for an electric or hybrid aircraft, the aircraft monitoring system being constructed to enable the electric or hybrid aircraft to pass certification requirements relating to a safety risk analysis, the aircraft monitoring system having different subsystems for monitoring a plurality of parameters measured during operation of the electric or hybrid aircraft and for alerting of an out-of-limit parameter, failures that pose a greater safety risk being monitored and indicated by one or more subsystems without use of programmable components, the aircraft monitoring system comprising:a first subsystem configured to be supported by a housing and consisting of non-programmable components, the housing being configured to fly and be propelled by an electric motor,
wherein the non-programmable components are configured to:monitor a plurality of parameters associated with operation of the electric motor,
detect a first condition from one of the plurality of parameters failing to satisfy a first threshold, the first condition being within a category of conditions which may imminently cause a fatality or a destruction of the housing, and
output a first alert to notify of the first condition; and

a second subsystem configured to be supported by the housing and comprising a programmable component and a communication bus,
wherein the programmable component is configured to:monitor the plurality of parameters from communications on the communication bus,
detect a second condition from the one of the plurality of parameters failing to satisfy a second threshold, and
output a second alert to notify of the second condition.


US Pat. No. 11,065,978

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND STORAGE MEDIA FOR ADAPTING MACHINE LEARNING MODELS FOR OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE OF A BATTERY PACK

TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE...


1. A method of optimizing performance of a vehicle battery pack, the method comprising:receiving data pertaining to cells within a battery pack installed in each vehicle of a fleet of vehicles, the data received from at least one of each vehicle in the fleet of vehicles;
providing the data to a machine learning server;
directing the machine learning server to generate a predictive model based on machine learning of the data;
providing the predictive model to each vehicle, the predictive model providing instructions for adjusting one or more configuration parameters for each of the cells in the battery pack such that the battery pack is optimized for a particular use; and
directing each vehicle to optimize performance of the vehicle battery pack based on the predictive model.

US Pat. No. 11,065,977

REMOTE UPDATES FOR VEHICLE SYSTEMS

INVENTLY AUTOMOTIVE INC.,...


1. A method for receiving an update of operational parameters for a vehicle from a remote source, the method comprising the steps of:(A) connecting wirelessly to a transceiver;
(B) communicating with a remote database via said transceiver;
(C) querying said remote database with first information;
(D) receiving one or more updated operational parameters from said remote database, wherein said one or more updated operational parameters are output by said remote database in response to said querying;
(E) updating one or more components of said vehicle using said one or more updated operational parameters; and
(F) improving, by said updating, a power-resource-consumption efficiency of said vehicle;
wherein said one or more updated operational parameters comprise one or more modifications to prior operational parameters, and wherein said one or more modifications are at least partly based on historical driving patterns of a particular driver of said vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,065,976

DOCKING AND RECHARGING STATION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES CAPABLE OF GROUND MOVEMENT

Archon Technologies S.R.L...


1. A system to efficiently host and recharge unmanned aerial vehicles comprising:a platform;
a ramp which is connected to the platform, the ramp being configured for ground access by an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a ground-propulsion system;
a circuitry and an interface integrated in the platform that are capable of recharging the unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a ground-propulsion system;
a moveable shield disposed over the platform; and
one or more vertical poles moveably coupling the platform to the moveable shield, the one or more vertical poles being disposed substantially central to the platform and the moveable shield;
wherein the vertical poles are configured to substantially vertically close the moveable shield so as to protect the unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a ground-propulsion system during recharging.

US Pat. No. 11,065,975

METHOD FOR ELECTRICALLY CHARGING AN ENERGY STORE BY SWITCHING BETWEEN TWO CONFIGURATIONS

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...


1. A method for electrically charging an energy storage element, wherein the method comprises the steps of:starting an electrical charging process for the energy storage element, which is maintained in a first configuration (S1), by charging the energy storage element with electrical energy from an energy source;
activating an electrical consumer (S3) prior to interrupting the charging process (S4) to the energy storage element;
interrupting the charging process (S4) to the energy storage element;
supplying the electrical consumer with electrical energy using the energy source during the interrupting step;
changing the configuration of the energy storage element from the first configuration to a second configuration (S5), wherein the energy storage element in the first configuration is configured to be charged with a higher electrical voltage than in the second configuration; and
resuming the charging process to the energy storage element in the second configuration (S6).

US Pat. No. 11,065,974

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...


1. A control system for an autonomous vehicle comprising:a motor having a generating function that serves as a prime mover;
an electric storage device that is electrically connected to the motor;
a charging system that charges the electric storage device using an external power source located on a road during propulsion of the vehicle;
a brake device that applies a braking torque to a wheel; and
a steering device that controls an angle of at least any one of pairs of front wheels and rear wheels,
the control system comprising:a controller that controls the prime mover, the brake device, the steering system, and the electric storage device to operate the vehicle autonomously without requiring a manual operation,
wherein the controller is configured to:detect a charging zone where the electric storage device can be charged by the external source; and
when a charging of the electric storage device and a discharging from the electric storage device are executed simultaneously, restrict at least any one of the charging of the electric storage device and the discharging of electricity from the electric storage device so as to limit a load factor of the electric storage device to be smaller than a predetermined limit value when the vehicle passes through the charging zone.



US Pat. No. 11,065,973

POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE LOADS

GE Aviation Systems Limit...


1. A distributed converter for delivering power to a set of loads, the distributed converter comprising:a set of converter battery distribution units, each converter battery distribution unit of the set of converter battery distribution units (i) being connected to one or more corresponding loads of a set of loads; (ii) being configured to deliver power to the one or more corresponding loads of the set of loads; and (iii) including:
a converter-modular power tile; and
a battery pack being directly connected to the converter-modular power tile and including one or more modules of batteries, each module configured to match and deliver power to a dedicated load of the one or more corresponding loads connected to the converter battery distribution unit.

US Pat. No. 11,065,972

SADDLE TYPE ELECTRIC VEHICLE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...


1. A saddle type electric vehicle comprising:a charging cord that is connectable to an external power supply;
a cord accommodating section configured to accommodate the charging cord; and
a vehicle body cover on which the cord accommodating section is provided,
wherein the vehicle body cover includes a cover inclined surface inclined with respect to a ground plane,
the cover inclined surface includes an inclined surface upper section located at an upper section of the cover inclined surface,
in the cord accommodating section,
a cord drawing section disposed in the vicinity of the inclined surface upper section and configured to draw the charging cord into the cord accommodating section, and
an accommodating space configured to accommodate the charging cord drawn in from the cord drawing section from the vicinity of the inclined surface upper section to a lower section of the cord accommodating section are provided,
a center tunnel bulging above a step floor on which feet of an occupant are placed is provided in front of a front end of a seat and below a handle, and
the cover inclined surface is disposed on the center tunnel.

US Pat. No. 11,065,971

CHARGING CONNECTION MODULE FOR A VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...


1. A method for producing a charging connection module, wherein the charging connection module includes a charging socket which is electrically contactable with an external electricity source and a pot unit which is fastenable to an outer panel of a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:injection molding a basic form of the pot unit in a first cavity of an injection-molding tool by a first injection molding process; and
subsequently, placing the basic form of the pot unit and the charging socket into a second cavity of the injection-molding tool and manufacturing the pot unit by a second injection-molding process such that the charging socket is fixedly integrated into the pot unit.

US Pat. No. 11,065,970

CONTROL DEVICE OF VEHICLE WITH OVERHEAT PROTECTION CONTROL

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...


1. A control device of a vehicle, the vehicle including a motor to run the vehicle,a battery that stores electric power to be supplied to the motor, and
a controller that performs overheat protection control on parts in which a current flows while charging the battery by limiting the electric power into and out of the battery based on detected current of the battery, the vehicle being capable of charging the battery by receiving the electric power from an external power source, wherein,
the controller is configured to:distinguish a first parts group, a second parts group, and a third parts group one from another, the first parts group being electrified during a charging mode, in which a power is supplied from the external power source to the battery, regardless of whether the motor of the vehicle is running, the second parts group including the motor of the vehicle and being electrified while the motor of the vehicle is running regardless of whether the vehicle is in the charging mode, the third parts group being electrified when the motor of the vehicle is running and when the vehicle is in the charging mode,
set only the first parts group and the third parts group as protection targets, to which the overheat protection control is applied, by disconnecting the second parts group from the battery in the charging mode while the motor of the vehicle stops,
set only the second parts group and the third parts group as the protection targets by disconnecting the first parts group from the battery when the vehicle is in a mode other than the charging mode while the motor of the vehicle is running,
set the first parts group, the second parts group and the third parts group as the protection targets based on the motor of the vehicle running in the charging mode, and

the controller is configured not to perform the overheat protection control when the vehicle is in a mode other than the charging mode while the vehicle stops.

US Pat. No. 11,065,968

INTEGRATED MULTI-SOURCE IPT SYSTEM

Auckland UniServices Limi...


1. An inductive power transfer (IPT) primary or secondary circuit for transferring energy to or from a magnetic flux coupler, the circuit comprising:a converter having a first side associated with a primary source and second side associated with a compensation network;
the compensation network being configured to supply or receive energy to or from the magnetic flux coupler; and
a supplementary source provided between the second side and the magnetic flux coupler,
wherein the converter is operable to transfer energy between the primary source or another IPT primary or secondary circuit and the supplementary source,
wherein the converter controls power transfer between the primary source and the supplementary source, and
wherein at least one of:the converter transfers direct current to or from the supplementary source and simultaneously supplies alternating current to the compensation network for inductive power transfer; or
the converter transfers direct current to or from the supplementary source and simultaneously rectifies alternating current from the compensation network.


US Pat. No. 11,065,967

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A MODULAR BATTERY SYSTEM

The Raymond Corporation, ...


1. A modular battery system for a material handling vehicle, the modular battery system comprising:a battery assembly including a battery base configured to support a power source, the battery base including a battery attachment interface;
a counterweight assembly including a counterweight base with a counterweight attachment interface configured to slidably engage the battery attachment interface to selectively secure the battery assembly to the counterweight assembly; and
a retention pin configured to be manually engaged with a first opening attachment in the battery attachment interface and a second attachment opening in the counterweight attachment interface to restrict movement of the battery assembly relative to the counterweight assembly.

US Pat. No. 11,065,966

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MOTORIZED VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. An apparatus for controlling a motorized vehicle, the motorized vehicle being equipped with a main rechargeable battery, and electrical loads electrically are connected to the main rechargeable battery via a voltage converter, the apparatus comprising:a processor programmed to:calculate a charging/discharging amount of the main rechargeable battery;
when current is passing between the main rechargeable battery and the electrical loads, set operating points of the voltage converter based on the charging/discharging amount of the main rechargeable battery, each of the operating points specifying (i) a power conversion efficiency representing a ratio of input power to the electrical loads to output power of the main rechargeable battery and (ii) an output current of the voltage converter;
based on the operating points set by the converter operating point setter, cause the voltage converter to convert a voltage of the main rechargeable battery and supply power to the electrical loads;
perform intermittent voltage conversion by periodically alternating between a conversion period during which the voltage of the main rechargeable battery is converted by the voltage converter and a conversion suspension period during which voltage conversion by the voltage converter is suspended, such that output power from the voltage converter during one period of conversion cycle including the conversion period and the conversion suspension period is set equal to requested power of the electrical loads during the one period of conversion cycle; and
during the conversion period for the intermittent voltage conversion, perform voltage conversion at an operating point of the set operating points having a higher power conversion efficiency as compared with when voltage conversion is performed continuously without being suspended.


US Pat. No. 11,065,965

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING REGENERATIVE BRAKING ENERGY RECOVERY DEVICES IN URBAN RAIL TRANSIT

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG ROLLI...


1. A method for configuring regenerative braking energy recovery devices in urban rail transit, successively comprising the following steps:S1: first, performing train traction simulation and calculation, further performing train power supply simulation and calculation according to the result of the train traction simulation and calculation to obtain a regenerative braking power Sn(t) of a traction substation n, and calculating a preliminarily configured capacity Pn of a regenerative braking energy recovery device predetermined for the traction substation n according to the regenerative braking power Sn(t) of the traction substation n, wherein n ?{1, 2, 3, . . . N}, and N is the total number of traction substations;
wherein the step S1 comprises the following steps:
S11: the train traction simulation and calculation: obtaining a traction energy consumption-velocity curve, a regenerative braking energy-velocity curve by a traction simulation algorithm of a traction simulation and calculation module through vehicle information parameters, dynamic performance parameters, resistance parameters, traction characteristic parameters and electric braking characteristic parameters;
S12: the train power supply simulation and calculation: obtaining the regenerative braking power Sn(t) of the traction substation n by a power supply simulation algorithm of a power supply simulation and calculation module according to the traction energy consumption-velocity curve and the regenerative braking energy-velocity curve obtained by the traction simulation and calculation module and in combination with the impedance parameters of a power supply line, location parameters and capacity of the traction substation, number of departure;
S13: preliminary configuration and calculation of the capacity of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices: performing preliminary configuration for the capacity of the regenerative braking energy recovery device of the traction substation n according to the obtained regenerative braking power Sn(t) of the traction substation n;
S2: according to the preliminarily configured capacity Pn of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices and in combination with the specification of the existing regenerative braking energy recovery devices, considering that when a regenerative braking energy recovery device is failed, adjacent regenerative braking energy recovery devices is capable to completely absorb the regenerative braking energy to be absorbed by the failed regenerative braking energy recovery device, performing capacity optimal configuration for the regenerative braking energy recovery devices to obtain an optimally configured capacity Qn, of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices corresponding to the traction substation n;
wherein the step S2 comprises the following steps:
S21: converting an actually configured capacity Zn according to the preliminarily configured capacity Pn of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices and the specification of the existing regenerative braking energy recovery devices;
S22: determining when a regenerative braking energy recovery device is failed, whether adjacent regenerative braking energy recovery devices is capable to completely absorb the regenerative braking energy to be absorbed by the failed regenerative braking energy recovery device, if so, the actually configured capacity of the adjacent regenerative braking energy recovery devices is an optimally configured capacity, and, if not, increasing the capacity of the adjacent regenerative braking energy recovery devices by an integral time of the capacity unit value of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices, to obtain optimally configured capacity of the adjacent regenerative braking energy recovery devices;
S3: performing configuration for the total number M of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices installed according to the optimally configured capacity Qn, of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices;
wherein the step S3 comprises the following steps:
S31: determining whether the optimally configured capacity Qn of the regenerative braking energy recovery device corresponding to the traction substation n is less than two times of the capacity unit value of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices, if so, removing the regenerative braking energy recovery device from the traction substation n, and, if not, installing the regenerative braking energy recovery device in the traction substation n according to the optimally configured capacity Qn;
S32: obtaining the actual total number M of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices installed and the actual total configured capacity





of the regenerative braking energy according to the result determined in the S31, wherein, an optimally configured capacity that is less than two times of the capacity unit value of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices is not included in Qn;S4: according to the magnitude of the optimally configured capacity Qn, and the total number M of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices installed as well as the locations of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices, further performing configuration for the type of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices of the traction substation n;
wherein the step S4 comprises the following steps:
S41: calculating an average capacity





of the regenerative braking energy recovery devices according to the result of calculation in the S32;S42: determining whether the traction substation n is adjacent to a main substation, if so, configuring the regenerative braking energy recovery device corresponding to the traction substation n as an energy storage unit, and, if not, performing S43;
S43: determining whether the optimally configured capacity Qn of the regenerative braking energy recovery device corresponding to the traction substation n is less than the average capacity E, if so, configuring the regenerative braking energy recovery device of the traction substation n as an energy storage unit, and, if not, configuring regenerative braking energy recovery device of the traction substation n as an energy feedback unit.

US Pat. No. 11,065,964

METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...


1. A method for operating a motor vehicle, comprising an electric machine and a coupling device, which, in a first coupling state, couples the electric machine to a drivetrain and, in a second coupling state, decouples the electric machine from the drivetrain, wherein the method comprises the following steps:a) registering an item of coupling information, which specifies whether the coupling device is in the first or second coupling state, b) analyzing a recuperation condition, the fulfillment of which is dependent on the coupling information, wherein the recuperation condition is fulfilled or can only be fulfilled if the coupling device is in the second coupling state, and c) braking the electric machine by operating the electric machine as a generator if the recuperation condition is fulfilled;
wherein the drivetrain comprises the wheels of the vehicle;
wherein at least one item of operating information relating to the operating state of the motor vehicle is registered, wherein the fulfillment of the recuperation condition is additionally dependent on the operating information; and
wherein the at least one item of operating information relates to one or more of a charge state of at least one energy accumulator of the motor vehicle and a predicted starting of an internal combustion engine of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,065,963

DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR A DC-DC VOLTAGE CONVERTER

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...


1. A diagnostic system for a DC-DC voltage converter, comprising:a microcontroller having a first diagnostic handler application, first and second applications, and a safe state application;
the first application setting a first non-recoverable diagnostic flag associated with the DC-DC voltage converter to a first encoded value and sending the first non-recoverable diagnostic flag to the first diagnostic handler application; the first encoded value having each nibble thereof selected from an odd Karnaugh set of binary values;
the second application setting a second non-recoverable diagnostic flag associated with the DC-DC voltage converter to a second encoded value and sending the second non-recoverable diagnostic flag to the first diagnostic handler application; the second encoded value having each nibble thereof selected from an even Karnaugh set of binary values;
the first diagnostic handler application setting a first master non-recoverable diagnostic flag associated with the DC-DC voltage converter to a first encoded fault value if the first non-recoverable diagnostic flag is equal to a second encoded fault value, or the second non-recoverable diagnostic flag is equal to a third encoded fault value;
the first diagnostic handler application sending the first mater non-recoverable diagnostic flag to the safe state application;
the safe state application transitioning a high voltage switch and a low voltage switch in the DC-DC voltage converter to an open operational state, and a contactor to an open operational state, if the first mater non-recoverable diagnostic flag is equal to the first encoded fault value;
wherein each of the first and second non-recoverable diagnostic flags is a flag which when set to an encoded fault value induces the diagnostic system to take safe action by transitioning the high voltage switch and the low voltage switch in the DC-DC voltage converter to the open operational state, and to transition the contractor to the open operational state to electrically de-couple a battery pack from a vehicle electric load, and the diagnostic system thereafter maintains the high voltage switch, the low voltage switch, and the contactor in the open operational state even if the first and second non-recoverable diagnostic flags are set to an encoded non-fault value;
wherein the off Karnaugh set of values corresponds to numbers having corresponding binary numbers with an off number of 0 bits and an off number of 1 bits in a nibble, and the even Karnaugh set of values corresponds to numbers having corresponding binary numbers with an even number of 0 bits and an even number of 1 bits in a nibble for numbers greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 11,065,962

INVERTER CONTROL DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. An inverter control device capable of performing control of behavior of an inverter, the inverter supplying electric power to a motor generator in a hybrid vehicle equipped with an internal combustion engine and at least one motor generator as driving power sources,the inverter control device comprising a computer system including a central processing unit, the computer system being configured to:
generate inverter drive signals on the basis of a torque request to the at least one motor generator;
acquire an inverter temperature value detected by at least one temperature sensor;
detect whether the inverter temperature value is within a diagnosable temperature range;
perform an abnormality detection for a control system in the motor generator mounted on the hybrid vehicle based on a determination that the inverter temperature value is within the diagnosable temperature range, the diagnosable temperature range being a temperature range outside of which the abnormality detection for the control system cannot be correctly performed;
increase a supply amount of energy supplied to the inverter so as to place the inverter temperature value into the diagnosable temperature range in response to a determination that the inverter temperature value is lower than a temperature lower limit value of the diagnosable temperature range and to perform the abnormality detection based on the determination that the inverter temperature value is outside the diagnosable temperature range; and
based on the determination that the inverter temperature value is within the diagnosable temperature range, reduce the supply amount of energy supplied to the inverter as a difference between the inverter temperature value and a temperature upper limit value becomes lower.

US Pat. No. 11,065,961

ELECTRIC CIRCUIT AND DIAGNOSIS METHOD

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...


1. An electric circuit that switches connection among a plurality of storage cell units including a first storage cell unit and a second storage cell unit, a load of the plurality of storage cell units, and a power supply supplying power to the plurality of storage cell units, the electric circuit comprising:a first rectifier configured to rectify a current flowing between a first pole terminal of the power supply and a first pole terminal of the first storage cell unit with homopolarity with the first pole terminal of the power supply;
a second rectifier configured to rectify a current being different from the current and flowing between the first pole terminal of the power supply and a first pole terminal of the second storage cell unit with homopolarity with the first pole terminal of the power supply; and
a connection switching device configured to connect the plurality of storage cell units in series between the first pole terminal of the first storage cell unit and the first pole terminal of the second storage cell unit and release the series connection of the plurality of storage cell units during a period in which the power supply supplies power to the plurality of storage cell units,
wherein the connection switching device includesa first contactor configured to switch connection and non-connection between a second pole terminal with heteropolarity with the first pole terminal of the first storage cell unit and the first pole terminal of the second storage cell unit, and
a second contactor configured to switch connection and non-connection between the second pole terminal of the first storage cell unit and a second pole terminal with heteropolarity with the first pole terminal of the second storage cell unit,

the electric circuit further comprising:a control unit configured to switch between a first connection mode in which the first storage cell unit and the second storage cell unit are connected in parallel and a second connection mode in which a third storage cell unit is connected in parallel to both ends of a pair of the first storage cell unit and the second storage cell unit connected in series,

wherein the third storage cell unit is equipped in the load,
wherein the connection switching device is able to electrically connect the first storage cell unit and the third storage cell unit in parallel, and
wherein the control unit switches among the first connection mode, the second connection mode, and a third connection mode in which the first storage cell unit and the third storage cell unit are electrically connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 11,065,960

CURVED VEHICLE DISPLAYS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...


1. A vehicle interior component laminating system comprising:a chamber configured to receive components of a vehicle interior system, a first pressure of an interior of the chamber being controllable;
a curved support surface disposed in a lower part of the chamber; and
an upper stage disposed in an upper part of the chamber, the upper stage comprising a flexible surface configured to hold components of the vehicle interior system in a substantially planar configuration and in a curved configuration,
wherein the upper stage and the curved support surface are movable relative to one another such that the upper stage can position the components of the vehicle interior system on the curved support surface for cold-forming the vehicle interior system.

US Pat. No. 11,065,959

CONDITION-BASED DETERMINATION AND INDICATION OF REMAINING ENERGY RANGE FOR VEHICLES

Toyota Research Institute...


1. A system for indicating an energy range of a host vehicle, the system comprising:an energy storage system for storing one or more types of energy for powering a prime mover of the host vehicle;
a sensor for acquiring data corresponding to an amount of energy stored in the energy storage system;
an output system for providing, to an occupant of the host vehicle, information corresponding to the amount of energy stored in the energy storage system;
a communications system for communicating with one or more remote sources, the one or more remote sources configured to compile data from a plurality of vehicles with each respective vehicle of the plurality of vehicles having a vehicle type, the compiled data including at least one operating condition at a respective location, provided from each respective vehicle of the plurality of vehicles;
one or more processors operatively connected to the sensor, the output system, and the communications system; and
memory operatively connected to the processor, the memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:control the output system of the host vehicle to provide an indication of a remaining energy range for the vehicle, the remaining energy range being determined based on:1) the amount of energy stored in the energy storage system corresponding to the data acquired by the sensor; and
2) an anticipated operating condition for a forthcoming location of the host vehicle, the forthcoming location being along a route to a destination for the host vehicle, the anticipated operating condition being determined based on a subset of the compiled data, the subset including the at least one operating condition at a respective location, provided from two or more of the plurality of vehicles that have traversed the respective location and that have a vehicle type that is the same as a vehicle type of the host vehicle, the respective location being proximate to the forthcoming location of the host vehicle, the vehicle type for the host vehicle and the two or more of the plurality of vehicles including:
1) the same make and model;
2) the same body style; and
3) powered by the same type of prime mover when located proximate to the forthcoming location.



US Pat. No. 11,065,958

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDING...


1. A control system comprising:one or more processors configured to receive a first image from a first imaging device and determine physical, physiological or psychological changes of an operator of a vehicle without requiring intervention of the operator based on the first image received from the first imaging device; and
the one or more processors also configured to alert the operator responsive to the physical, physiological or psychological changes of the operator of the vehicle indicating that the operator is inattentive to control of the vehicle;
wherein the one or more processors are configured to receive a second image from one or more of a thermal imaging device, a midwave infrared (MWIR) camera, or a long wave infrared (LWIR) camera, and determine thermal changes related to the operator based on the second image;
wherein the one or more processors are configured to determine the physical, physiological or psychological changes of the operator using a new joint image that is generated by warping the second image onto the first image using a homography; and
wherein one or more pixels of the new joint image of the operator has red (R), green (G), blue (B), and thermal (T) values.

US Pat. No. 11,065,957

DRIVE POWER CONNECTING/DISCONNECTING DEVICE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...


1. A drive power connecting/disconnecting device comprising:a differential housing which accommodates therein a differential mechanism;
a first shaft supported on a boss portion of the differential mechanism and rotating a first rotational body which transmits a drive power distributed at the differential mechanism;
a second shaft provided coaxially with the first shaft and transmitting the drive power to a wheel axle transmitted from the first rotational body by a second rotational body which is positioned opposing to the first rotational body;
a connecting/disconnecting member provided axially movably on an outer periphery of the second shaft and moving the second rotational body in an axial direction relative to the first rotational body to thereby connect or disconnect the first shaft and the second shaft,
a supporting member provided on the outer periphery of the second shaft and supporting the connecting/disconnecting member to be movable along in the axial direction;
a stationary element provided on the outer periphery of the second shaft such that the stationary element is arranged opposed to the outer periphery of the connecting/disconnecting member in a radial direction and moving the connecting/disconnecting member along in the axial direction by energization of a coil;
a shaft cover covering at least an outer periphery of the second rotational body and connected to the differential housing;
a first pivotally supporting portion provided between the first shaft and the second shaft and pivotally supporting one end of the second shaft; and
a second pivotally supporting portion provided inside of the shaft cover and pivotally supporting another end of the second shaft, wherein
the stationary element is supported by an inner wall of the shaft cover and a clearance between the stationary element and the connecting/disconnecting member in the radial direction is provided.

US Pat. No. 11,065,956

DRIVE DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE


1. A drive apparatus for a motor vehicle, comprising a drive unit and a transmission apparatus with a triple planetary gear set and with a first and second clutch, the triple planetary gear set having a plurality of triple planetary gearwheels, each triple planetary gearwheel having a first gearwheel, a second gearwheel and a third gearwheel, the three gearwheels of the respective triple planetary gearwheel being connected to one another fixedly so as to rotate together and being received jointly on a planetary carrier such that they can be rotated, wherein the drive unit is coupled via the first clutch and a first sun gear or via the second clutch and a second sun gear to the triple planetary gear set, wherein;the third gearwheel is in tooth engagement with an internal gear which is fixed in a stationary manner, and
opening of the two clutches realizes a transmission freewheel and a closing of the two clutches realizes a transmission lock.

US Pat. No. 11,065,955

DRIVE DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE AXLE OF A TWO-TRACK VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...


1. A drive device for a vehicle axle of a two-track vehicle, wherein the vehicle axle comprises:an axle differential, which can be connected at the input end to a primary drive machine and can be connected at the output end across flange shafts arranged on either side to vehicle wheels of the vehicle axle, wherein the vehicle axle is associated with an additional drive machine and a shiftable superimposing gear, which can be shifted to a torque distribution mode in which a drive torque is generated by the additional drive machine, depending on the magnitude and direction of rotation of which a torque distribution on the two vehicle wheels can be changed, and shifted to at least one hybrid mode in which the drive torque generated by the additional drive machine can be coupled to both flange shafts of the vehicle wheels, evenly distributed across the axle differential,
wherein the superimposing gear comprises exactly three planetary gearings coupled together: an input planetary gearing, an intermediate planetary gearing, and an output planetary gearing,
wherein a load path is formed when a first hybrid mode is engaged in which a power branching occurs and all three of the three planetary gearings are incorporated,
wherein, when a second hybrid mode is engaged and when the torque distribution mode is engaged, a load path is formed in the superimposing gear in which, of the three planetary gearings, only the input planetary gearing and the intermediate planetary gearing are incorporated.

US Pat. No. 11,065,954

FUEL FILL OPENING STRUCTURE FOR FUEL TANK

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...


1. A fuel fill opening structure for a fuel tank comprising:a fuel filler pipe which extends from a tank main body of a fuel tank;
a fuel fill opening which is provided at an extension end of the fuel filler pipe and into which a nozzle part of a fuel filling gun is able to be inserted; and
a flow guide provided in a fuel introduction region in a vicinity of the fuel fill opening inside the fuel filler pipe and configured to guide a flow of fuel supplied from the fuel filling gun, wherein the flow guide is formed in substantially a U shape, and wherein the flow guide includes:a main guide wall which partitions the fuel introduction region inside the fuel filler pipe into an upper space communicating with the tank main body side and a lower space communicating with the fuel fill opening side; and
a partition wall provided to be continuous with the main guide wall and configured to close a space between an upper surface side of the main guide wall and an inner surface of the fuel filler pipe, the main guide wall includes a bent inclined part that is bent and inclined downward from a middle portion in running from the fuel fill opening side toward the tank main body side, and the bent inclined part has a shape in which a width thereof becomes smaller when viewed from above as it inclines downward and forms a flow port for the fuel.


US Pat. No. 11,065,953

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FORMING A SELF-SEALING VOLUME USING A BREATHER SYSTEM

ROBERTSON FUEL SYSTEMS, L...


1. A method for making a self-sealing volume, the method comprising:coating an inflatable preform with a material for forming the self-sealing volume and for forming one or more passages that allow for the escape of a fluid, the material comprising an elastomeric material;
placing the preform having the material into a mold;
inflating the material against the mold with the fluid;
allowing the fluid to escape through the one or more passages; and
curing the material with the mold to form the self-sealing volume, wherein the material comprises on or more layers of fabrics, each fabric having a weight between about 4.0 oz/square yard to about 36.0 oz/square yard; wherein the material further comprises at least one of polyurethanes, polyureas, polyurethane ureas, epoxy, polyester, and silicones.

US Pat. No. 11,065,952

ACTIVE GRILLE SHUTTER MULTI PART MODULAR FRAME

MAGNA EXTERIORS, INC, Co...


1. A modular frame kit including interchangeable parts of varying sizes used to create different modular frames comprising:one of a first modular frame, second modular frame and third modular frame each having a different height and width formed from the modular frame kit, wherein the one of the first modular frame, second modular frame and third modular frame each having an aperture when assembled and including:
one selected upper frame portion selected from a group comprising a first upper frame portion, a second upper frame portion and a third upper frame portion each having different widths;
one selected lower frame portion selected from a group comprising a first lower frame portion, a second lower frame portion and a third lower frame portion each having different widths;
one selected set of end caps selected from a group comprising a first set of two end caps, second set of two end caps and third set of two end caps each having different heights;
one selected set of vanes selected from the group comprising a first set of vanes, a second set of vanes and a third set of vanes having different widths;
wherein each one of the one selected set of end caps is connected to respective opposing ends of the one selected upper frame portion and one selected lower frame portion forming a rectangular frame, and
wherein the one selected set of vanes is connected at each end to one of the one selected set of end caps and the one selected set of vanes extends across the aperture of the one of the first modular frame, the second modular frame and the third modular frame.

US Pat. No. 11,065,951

CHARGE AIR SHUTTER


1. A vehicle comprising:a cooling pack comprising an airflow passage in which at least two air-cooled elements are located; and
a passive shutter mechanism comprising a blocking member displaceable between: an open position in which each of the air-cooled elements are exposed to air flow through the airflow passage, and a closed position in which the blocking member blocks the air flow to one of the air-cooled elements and leaves the remaining air-cooled elements exposed to the air flow; and
wherein displacement of the blocking member is made using motion of the vehicle so that the blocking member is in the open position during forward movement of the vehicle and is in the closed position while the vehicle is at rest and not moving; and
wherein the blocking member is moved from the open position to the closed position by air flow relative to the forward movement of the vehicle that acts on a portion of the passive shutter mechanism that is located underneath the vehicle and outside the airflow passage of the cooling pack.

US Pat. No. 11,065,950

TRANSMISSION WITH A MODE SELECTION APPARATUS


1. A method of shifting ranges within a transmission comprising:determining an intention to change from a first mode to a second mode in the transmission;
determining the first mode of the transmission, which includes a first range clutch in an engaged condition and a first synchronizer in a first engaged condition of the first synchronizer;
determining the second mode of the transmission, which includes a second range clutch in an engaged condition and a second synchronizer in a first engaged condition of the second synchronizer;
engaging the second synchronizer in the first engaged condition of the second synchronizer;
disengaging the first range clutch;
engaging the second range clutch; and
disengaging the first synchronizer from the first engaged condition of the first synchronizer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,949

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE AXLE WITH TWO MOTORS

Dana Heavy Vehicle System...


1. An electric axle assembly, comprising:a first motor-generator assembly including a first motor-generator with a first output shaft, a first housing, and a first gear carrier portion;
a second motor-generator assembly including a second motor-generator with a second output shaft, a second housing, and a second gear carrier portion;
an axle housing including a first axle tube portion, a second axle tube portion, a central portion, and an opening extending through the central portion of the axle housing, wherein the first axle tube portion and the second axle tube portion are disposed on axial opposite sides of the central portion;
a first axle half shaft drivingly connected to the first motor-generator assembly at a first axial end thereof and drivingly connected to a first wheel assembly at a second axial end thereof; and
a second axle half shaft drivingly connected to the second motor-generator assembly at a first axial end thereof and drivingly connected to a second wheel assembly at a second axial end thereof;
wherein the first and second output shafts are perpendicular to the first and second axle tube portions;
wherein the first and second output shafts are positioned on opposing sides of the first and second axle tube portions; and
wherein the first and second output shafts are axially offset from one another.

US Pat. No. 11,065,948

VEHICLE POWERTRAIN

VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION, ...


1. A vehicle powertrain comprising; a first electric machine and a second electric machine, a transmission arranged to transmit torque from electric machines to a pair of driven wheels of a vehicle, where the first electric machine is drivingly connected to a first input shaft of the transmission and the second electric machine is drivingly connected to a second input shaft of the transmission, wherein a first torque path for transmitting torque comprises only one gear ratio between the first input shaft and an output shaft of the transmission, and a second torque path for transmitting torque comprises two selectable and separately engageable gear ratios between the second input shaft and the output shaft of the transmission, and where the three gear ratios of the first and second torque paths are different from each other, wherein the second torque path comprises a second path input gear wheel of the second input shaft rotatably fixed to the second input shaft, where the second path input gear wheel is in mesh with a first primary shaft gear wheel rotatably fixed on a primary shaft, and where a second primary shaft gear wheel is rotatably fixed on the primary shaft, and where further the second primary shaft gear wheel is in mesh with a first lay shaft gear wheel rotatably fixed on a lay shaft, and where a second lay shaft gear wheel rotatably fixed on the lay shaft is in mesh with an output shaft loose gear wheel rotatably loose on the output shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,065,947

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRACKING LOCATION OF SUNROOF BLIND

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...


1. An apparatus for tracking a location of a sunroof blind, comprising:a motor connected to the sunroof blind by a cable; and
a controller for determining whether or not a wake-up source is generated according to an electromotive force of the motor generated when the cable is moved by an external force in a non-operation state of the sunroof blind, and for correcting location information of the sunroof blind upon determining that the wake-up source is generated according to the electromotive force of the motor,
wherein the controller calculates the location information by adding a setting value to a previously stored location value of the sunroof blind when the wake-up source is the electromotive force of the motor generated by the external force.

US Pat. No. 11,065,946

UTILITY VEHICLE HALF DOOR


9. A utility vehicle half door, comprising:a one piece plastic body having identical exterior and interior surfaces;
a modular interior panel mounted to the interior surface; the modular interior panel including a door release handle, a door latch, a first linkage and a second linkage between the release handle and the door latch, a pivot member between the first and second linkages, and a release spring; and
a plurality of hinge knuckles on an edge of the one piece plastic body for mounting the one piece plastic body to either the left side or right side of a utility vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,065,945

VEHICLE DOOR STRUCTURE

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC...


1. A vehicle door structure comprising:an inner panel;
an outer panel;
a guard beam extending laterally in a cavity between the inner and outer panels, the guard beam extending across a speaker unit mounting hole of the inner panel; and
a reinforcing member disposed in the cavity and being positioned on a floor of the vehicle door structure below the guard beam, the floor of the vehicle door structure having a bottommost surface of the cavity, the reinforcing member being disposed substantially directly below the speaker unit mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 11,065,944

DOOR FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A door of a vehicle, the door comprising:a first door module forming a door skeleton;
a second door module coupled with the first door module and forming a window opening; and
a door frame disposed between the first door module and the second door module and coupled to the first door module and engaged with the second door module,
wherein the first door module includes:a door external panel disposed outside a passenger compartment of the vehicle;
a door internal panel;
the door frame coupled to a top portion of the door internal panel; and
an impact beam coupled to the door internal panel, and

wherein a protruding portion is formed at a lower portion of the door internal panel,
wherein the protruding portion is engaged with an assemble boss formed on the second door module for assembling the door internal panel with the second door module,
wherein a space is formed between the protruding portion and the door external panel,
wherein the door frame includes:a first roof portion corresponding to a roof profile of a body of the vehicle when the door is closed to the body;
a first center pillar portion corresponding to a center pillar of the body when the door is closed to the body of the vehicle;
a front pillar portion disposed in front of the first center pillar portion along a longitudinal direction of the vehicle and extending in a height direction of the vehicle;
a belt line portion extending between the front pillar portion and the first center pillar portion in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle; and
a first corner reinforcement member disposed at a corner between the first roof portion and the front pillar portion and connected to the first roof portion and the front pillar portion,

wherein the second door module includes:a module body; and
a door window portion forming the window opening and being integrally formed with the module body,

wherein the door window portion includes:a second roof portion corresponding to the roof profile of the body when the door is closed to the body;
a second center pillar portion corresponding to the center pillar of the body when the door is closed to the body; and
a second corner reinforcement member disposed at a front portion of the second roof portion along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle and coupled to the first corner reinforcement member of the door frame,

wherein an external surface of the second center pillar portion is joined with a garnish and a first screw is configured to penetrate the second center pillar portion of the second door module and the first center pillar portion of the door frame to secure to a portion of the garnish to the first center pillar portion,
wherein a receiving groove is formed between the garnish and the second center pillar portion,
wherein a door glass run is inserted into the receiving groove, and
wherein the second roof portion of the second door module and the first roof portion of the door frame are fastened to each other by a second screw which is configured to penetrate the first roof portion and to be positioned in a first reinforcing rib formed on the second roof portion of the second door module.

US Pat. No. 11,065,943

VEHICLE WINDSHIELD AND VEHICLE COMPONENT USING SAME

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...


1. A vehicle windshield, comprising:a window plate;
a black ceramic layer which is a band-shaped layer formed at a whole of a peripheral part of the window plate, the black ceramic layer having a wide portion at a center part on an upper side of the window plate, a sensor light transmission area being provided in the wide portion such that the sensor light transmission area is surrounded by the black ceramic layer, and
a transparent film provided in an island shape in the sensor light transmission area at a surface on a vehicle-interior side of the window plate,
wherein a boundary between an area in which the transparent film is formed and an area in which the transparent film is not formed has no perspective distortion and is constituted by a boundary line having a line width visually recognized by scattering of irradiated light being 10 ?m to 200 ?m, and
wherein presence or non-presence of the perspective distortion is determined by:setting a test plate A and the vehicle windshield, wherein the test plate A has a grid pattern with an interval of 10 mm formed on a white background by 0.7 mm width black lines in which each black line forms an angle of 45 degrees with respect to a lower side of the test plate A, such that a surface of the test plate A on which the grid pattern is formed and a surface of the vehicle windshield on a side where the transparent film is not formed are in parallel with each other with a distance of 20 mm;
photographing the surface of the test plate A on which the grid pattern is formed through the vehicle windshield with a camera provided at a distance of 150 mm from a surface of the vehicle windshield on a side where the transparent film is formed such that the boundary line between the coating area and the non-coating area is located approximately at a center in a photographing area; and
determining that the perspective distortion is present when deformation or discontinuity is visually recognized in the grid pattern, and the perspective distortion is not present when neither the deformation nor the discontinuity is visually recognized in the grid pattern.


US Pat. No. 11,065,942

ENVIRONMENTAL AIR CLEANING DEVICE, ROAD VEHICLE HAVING ENVIRONMENTAL AIR CLEANING DEVICE, AND FILTER ELEMENT


1. An environmental air cleaning device for a road vehicle,wherein the environmental air cleaning device is configured to remove dust, particulate matter, and/or gases from environmental air,
wherein the environmental air cleaning device comprises:one or more folded filter elements having at least one filter bellows of a single-layer or multi-layer filter medium for removing particles, the filter medium folded into a plurality of folds, the filter medium comprising cellulose or a synthetic fiber nonwoven;
a receiving housing having:an inlet opening for receiving environmental air to be cleaned into an interior of the receiving housing, the inlet opening arranged at a first axial end of the receiving housing,
an outlet opening for discharging cleaned air into the environment, arranged on an opposing second axial end of the receiving housing;
a longitudinal axis extending through the receiving housing from the inlet opening to the outlet opening;
a filter element receiving space arranged within the interior of the receiving housing between the inlet opening and the outlet opening;
wherein the one or more folded filter elements are installed inside the receiving housing in the filter element receiving space;
a filter element receiving opening arranged in a wall of the receiving housing, the filter element receiving opening sized to receive the one or more folded filter elements into the filter element receiving space of the receiving housing; and
an openable flap, removable cover or door arranged on and closing the filter element receiving opening of the receiving housing;

the receiving housing further having an inlet side component selected from the set consisting of:a flow deflector guide vane arranged proximate to the inlet opening and projecting outwardly at a tilt angle>0 degrees relative to the longitudinal axis of the receiving housing, the flow deflector guide vane deflecting environmental air either into the inlet opening or deflecting air to bypass the inlet opening;
a motor driven protective stage arranged at the inlet opening, and movable from a closed position to an open position, the motor driven protective stage arranged between the inlet opening and the one or more folded filter elements; and
a motor driven rolling shutter arranged between the inlet opening and the one or more folded filter elements, the motor driven rolling shutter movable from a closed position in which the inlet opening is closed off, to an open position in which the inlet opening is open to deliver environment air to the one or more folded filter elements,
or combinations thereof;


wherein the environmental air cleaning device includes a mounting device configured to releasably and rigidly couple the receiving housing onto an exterior of the road vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,065,941

VEHICLE AIR FILTER

MARADYNE CORPORATION, Cl...


1. A replaceable vehicle intake air filter for filtering intake combustion air for a vehicle's engine consisting essentially of:an upper annular containment ring;
a lower annular housing support;
a supporting frame formed of a plurality of skeletal cage elements between the upper annular containment ring and the lower annular housing support;
an outer filtering layer or layers circumscribing the supporting frame;
an inner conduit formed between an upper orifice and a lower orifice and circumscribed by the outer filtering layer, said inner conduit forming a fluid communication channel between the upper orifice and lower orifice;
a secondary filtering layer or layers spanning the upper orifice; and
a pressure monitoring mechanism mounted within said secondary filtering;
wherein said monitoring mechanism is adapted for measuring and communicating changes in differential pressure across the secondary filtering layer or layers.

US Pat. No. 11,065,940

AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


1. An air conditioner for a vehicle, the air conditioner comprising:a main body that defines a suction port and a discharge port; and
an electric dust collection assembly disposed inside the main body and configured to remove dust particles from air introduced into the suction port,
wherein the electric dust collection assembly comprises:an electrification apparatus configured to electrify the dust particles in the air, and
a collector configured to collect the dust particles electrified by the electrification apparatus and to remove the dust particles from the air,

wherein the main body comprises a dust collection installation portion that is configured to receive the electric dust collection assembly and that is configured to slidably couple to the electrification apparatus,
wherein the electrification apparatus and the collector are configured to be installed in the dust collection installation portion and to be taken out from the dust collection installation portion,
wherein the dust collection installation portion comprises a sliding protrusion that extends along an inner wall of the dust collection installation portion and that protrudes inward from the inner wall, and
wherein the electrification apparatus comprises a frame installation protrusion that extends linearly along a side surface of the electrification apparatus, that protrudes outward from the side surface of the electrification apparatus, and that is configured to be seated on the sliding protrusion.

US Pat. No. 11,065,939

MOTOR-DRIVEN AIR VENT DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A motor-driven air vent device for a vehicle, comprising:a horizontal wing module having at least one horizontal wing vertically performing an angular rotation, and mounted on an air discharge port of an air duct;
a motor mounted on an outside surface of the air duct;
a control module configured to apply a drive signal to the motor;
a first link connected to an output shaft of the motor to perform the vertical angular rotation; and
a second link having a front end portion hinge-connected to the horizontal wing module, having a rear end portion hinge-connected to the first link, and having a middle portion between the front end thereof and the rear end thereof hinge-connected to the outside surface of the air duct to interlock upon angular rotation operation of the first link to perform the vertical angular rotation for the horizontal wing of the horizontal wing module.

US Pat. No. 11,065,938

CONTROL DEVICE FOR COOLING DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...


1. A control device for a cooling device, comprising:a temperature change prediction information acquisition unit configured to acquire temperature change prediction information, which is information concerning temperature changes of an object to be cooled; and
a controller configured to:
predict, to provide prediction results, the temperature changes of the object to be cooled on the basis of the temperature change prediction information acquired by the temperature change prediction information acquisition unit; and
control the cooling device for cooling the object to be cooled, such control carried out on the basis of the prediction results according to the controller,
wherein
the object to be cooled is an in-vehicle device,
the temperature change prediction information is external environment information which is information about an outside of a vehicle on which the in-vehicle device is mounted, and
the temperature change prediction information acquisition unit is an external environment information acquisition unit configure to acquire the external environment information, and
wherein the external environment information includes speed information of a current speed of the vehicle, and at least one of image information of an image obtained by capturing the outside of the vehicle, map information of a map of a current position of the vehicle, time information of a current time, period information of a current period of a year, weather information of a current weather, brightness information of brightness at the outside of the vehicle, or position information of a current position of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,065,937

HEAT SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRIC OR HYBRID VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...


1. A heat system for an electric or hybrid vehicle that is operable in multiple operating modes, the heat system comprising:a cooling circuit which has a cooler and;
a heat exchanger configured to heat an interior compartment, the heat exchanger being connected in parallel with respect to the cooler in order to form a heating circuit, whereinin the cooling circuit, there is arranged at least one heat source configured to release heat to the cooling circuit,
a refrigeration circuit is formed, having a condenser and having an evaporator which are each designed for exchanging heat with the cooling circuit,
the condenser is arranged in the heating circuit,
the cooling circuit additionally has an evaporator circuit in which the evaporator and a low-temperature (LT) component are arranged, and
one of the operating modes is a first cooling mode in which the evaporator circuit is operable separately, such that a coolant stream circulates in the evaporator circuit and no inflow or outflow of coolant into or out of the evaporator circuit occurs,
the cooling circuit, the refrigeration circuit, and a cooling circuit of the LT component share the same evaporator, and
the LT component is connected in parallel to the same evaporator.


US Pat. No. 11,065,936

VEHICLE THERMAL SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

GM Global Technology Oper...


11. A thermal energy management system for a vehicle, the vehicle including a passenger compartment, the thermal energy management system comprising:a first thermal fluid loop including a coolant pump and a coolant conduit, the coolant pump being configured to pump a coolant through a vehicle battery, a transmission oil cooler of the vehicle, and a chiller via the coolant conduit, wherein the coolant, when circulated through the coolant conduit by the coolant pump, is configured to selectively transfer thermal energy from the vehicle battery, the transmission oil cooler, and the chiller;
a second thermal fluid loop configured to circulate oil through the transmission oil cooler, the oil circulated about a drive unit of the vehicle to transfer thermal energy from the drive unit via the oil; and
a third thermal fluid loop configured to circulate a refrigerant through the chiller and a condenser such that the third thermal fluid loop is configured to transfer thermal energy to the passenger compartment of the vehicle,
wherein the first thermal fluid loop is configured to transfer thermal energy to the passenger compartment via the third thermal fluid loop to thereby continuously heat the passenger compartment without a freeze purge cycle of the chiller and the condenser in the third thermal fluid loop during operation of the thermal energy management system.

US Pat. No. 11,065,935

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A thermal management system for an electric vehicle, comprising:an inside air conditioning unit disposed with an air inlet unit and an air outlet unit;
a cooling core embedded within the inside air conditioning unit;
a heating core disposed between the air outlet unit of the inside air conditioning unit and the cooling core;
a control door disposed inside the inside air conditioning unit and configured to adjust air supply to the heating core;
a first flow path through which a first refrigerant flows, circulating to pass through the heating core, and having an electric heater;
a branch flow path branched from a downstream point of the heating core of the first flow path and passing through a high voltage battery heat exchange unit;
a control valve disposed in a branch point between the first flow path and the branch flow path; and
a second flow path through which a second refrigerant flows and circulating between a compressor and a condenser and the cooling core.

US Pat. No. 11,065,934

HEAT PUMP SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE WITH BATTERY AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT COOLING

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A heat pump system for a vehicle, comprising:a battery coolant line connected to a battery module and a coolant flows in the battery coolant line;
a cooling device having a radiator and a first water pump connected to a coolant line and the cooling device is configured to circulate the coolant in the coolant line to cool electrical equipment, wherein the cooling device is selectively connected to the battery coolant line via a first valve;
a first chiller disposed in the battery coolant line, to be connected to a refrigerant line of an air conditioner via a first connecting line, and the first chiller is configured to adjust a temperature of the coolant by selectively exchanging heat between the coolant and a refrigerant flowing into the first chiller;
a second chiller selectively connected to the coolant line via a second valve and selectively connected to the refrigerant line via a second connecting line, and the second chiller is configured to increase a temperature of the coolant by selectively exchanging heat between the coolant and the refrigerant flowing into the second chiller; and
an integrated control valve connected to the refrigerant line, the first connecting line, and the second connecting line to adjust a flow direction of the refrigerant circulated in the air conditioner and the integrated control valve is configured to selectively expand the refrigerant passing through the inside of the integrated control valve.

US Pat. No. 11,065,933

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION-AWARE WHEEL CAMBER SETTINGS

HERE Global B.V, Eindhov...


1. A method for providing location-aware wheel camber settings comprising:collecting tire temperature data, wheel camber data, and location data from one or more sensors of a plurality of vehicles;
processing the tire temperature data, the wheel camber data, and the location data to generate a target wheel camber for a road segment indicated by the location data in order to adjust a wheel camber setting of a vehicle, wherein the target wheel camber is determined from one or more observed wheel cambers indicated in the wheel camber data and wherein the target wheel camber is associated with a target tire temperature indicated in the tire temperature data; and
storing the target wheel camber as an attribute of map data associated with the road segment.

US Pat. No. 11,065,932

ADJUSTABLE BLOW-OFF SUSPENSION

Fox Factory, Inc., Brase...


1. A vehicle suspension damper for providing a variable damping rate comprising:a main chamber; and
a damper reservoir coupled to said main chamber, said damper reservoir having an upper end and a lower end, said damper reservoir comprising:a reservoir chamber;
a compressible chamber in communication with said reservoir chamber;
a valve mechanism that opens at a threshold pressure to allow fluid to flow from said main chamber to said reservoir chamber;
an adjustment member coupled with said valve mechanism to selectively vary said threshold pressure, said adjustment member disposed near said upper end of said damper reservoir;
an actuator coupled with said adjustment member; and
a center shaft surrounding said actuator and having a first center shaft end and a second center shaft end opposite said first center shaft end, said first center shaft end being coupled to said fluid inlet and said second center shaft end being coupled to an upper end of a second valve, wherein said center shaft is configured for channeling said fluid from a fluid inlet to an upper end of said second valve.


US Pat. No. 11,065,931

ACTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A suspension system for a vehicle comprising:a primary actuator for applying force between a sprung mass and an unsprung mass of the vehicle to control movement therebetween;
an inertial actuator for applying force between the unsprung mass and a reaction mass to damp movement of the unsprung mass at a natural frequency of the unsprung mass, the inertial actuator having a capacity threshold; and
a control system that controls the force applied by the primary actuator and the force applied by the inertial actuator to damp the unsprung mass at the natural frequency according to the capacity threshold;
wherein the control system determines whether the capacity threshold of the inertial actuator will be exceeded by performing a required damping with the inertial actuator without the primary actuator, and if the capacity threshold will be exceeded, the control system controls the inertial actuator and the primary actuator to cooperatively damp the unsprung mass at the natural frequency.

US Pat. No. 11,065,930

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ON-CENTER STEERING AND A FAST RESPONSE VEHICLE

ClearMotion, Inc., Bille...


1. A method for controlling a forced response of a vehicle body of a controlled vehicle to a particular command, the method comprising:(a) receiving the particular command to perform a first maneuver with the controlled vehicle, wherein the particular command comprises at least one of: a steering command, a braking command, and an acceleration command;
(b) determining, based on the particular command, a particular target vehicle body response having a particular set of target aspects, wherein the particular set of target aspects comprises at least one of: a target direction, a target magnitude, a target rate;
(c) determining, based on the particular target vehicle body response, a first active force; and
(d) applying, to the vehicle body by one or more active suspension actuators, the first active force.

US Pat. No. 11,065,929

LOW SUSPENSION ARM STRUT COUPLING


1. A front suspension for coupling a front wheel with a chassis of an off-road vehicle, comprising:a spindle assembly for mounting the front wheel;
an upper suspension arm for coupling an upper portion of the spindle assembly to the chassis wherein the upper suspension arm is configured to accommodate the strut being disposed between the lower suspension arm and the chassis wherein the upper suspension arm includes one or more inboard mounting points that are configured to be coupled with locations of the chassis forward of inboard mounting points comprising the lower suspension arm;
a lower suspension arm for coupling a lower portion of the spindle assembly to the chassis;
a lower pivot comprising the lower suspension arm for receiving a strut to dampen vertical motion of the lower suspension arm, wherein the lower pivot is configured to cooperate with an upper pivot to couple the strut between the lower suspension arm and the chassis; and
a leading portion of the spindle assembly for steering the front wheel.

US Pat. No. 11,065,928

AMPHIBIAN

Gibbs Technologies Limite...


1. An amphibious two-wheeled motorcycle comprising:a retractable front wheel of the two-wheeled motorcycle with a front suspension system;
a retractable rear wheel of the two-wheeled motorcycle with a rear suspension system, wherein the retractable front wheel and the retractable rear wheel are in a same track;
a hull having a center portion with a center bow at a forward end thereof and two oppositely disposed and spaced apart side portions each with a side bow at a forward end thereof; and
a front wheel bay defined by a gap between the two oppositely disposed and spaced apart side portions both when the retractable front wheel is in the deployed position and in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 11,065,927

POWER TRAIN FOR AN AMPHIBIAN

Gibbs Technologies Limite...


1. A power train for an amphibian operable in land and marine modes, the power train comprising:a prime mover;
at least a first land propulsion unit;
a first marine propulsion unit;
a second marine propulsion unit;
at least one speed change transmission; and
at least one power take off, wherein:
the prime mover is arranged to drive the at least first land propulsion unit via the at least one speed change transmission in land mode; and
the prime mover is arranged to drive the first marine propulsion unit and the second marine propulsion unit via the at least one power take off, and not via the at least one speed change transmission, in marine mode.

US Pat. No. 11,065,926

COVER ASSEMBLIES TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO HITCH ASSEMBLIES OF A VEHICLE


1. A cover assembly for a hitch assembly that includes a hitch receiver coupled to a body component of a vehicle, the hitch receiver configured to receive a hitch, and a hitch lock assembly configured to secure the hitch to the hitch receiver, the cover assembly comprising:a cover coupled to the body component for movement between an open position and a closed position, in the open position the cover permits access to the hitch lock assembly, and in the closed position the cover inhibits access to the hitch lock assembly; and
a cover lock assembly configured to releasably secure the cover to the hitch receiver when the cover is in the closed position, the cover lock assembly includes a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, in the locked configuration the cover is inhibited from moving from the closed position to the open position, and in the unlocked configuration the cover is permitted to move from the closed position to the open position.

US Pat. No. 11,065,925

VALVE STEM APPARATUS, ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR USE


1. A tire valve stem assembly for a pneumatic tire comprising:a first tubular body having an input end, an output end, and an axial airway through the body and connecting the input end and the output end;
a first fitment at the input end for connecting to a source of air under pressure;
a second fitment at the output end for connecting to a portion of a rim, the second fitment including a set of threads on an outer surface of the first tubular body;
a grommet on an outer surface of the first tubular body having a stem portion connecting an outer grommet flange and an inner grommet flange, the stem portion passes through a through hole of the rim and the outer grommet flange is in contact with an outer surface of the rim and the inner grommet flange is in contact with an inner surface of the rim;
a threaded fastener threadably engaged with the set of threads and pressing the outer grommet flange into engagement with the outer surface of the rim;
a second tubular body separately formed from the first tubular body and the grommet, the second tubular body having openings at opposed ends, the second tubular body extending axially from the output end and having an extended airway in fluid communication with the axial airway through the first tubular body, and a supplemental air hole positioned intermediate of the opposed ends and extending radially through the second tubular body in fluid communication with the extended airway.

US Pat. No. 11,065,924

DEVICE FOR ATTACHING AN ELECTRONIC MEMBER TO A PNEUMATIC TIRE

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...


1. A device for securing an electronic member to a wall of a tire casing, the device comprising:a base configured to be secured to the wall of the tire casing;
a retaining wall, connected to the base and, with the base, defining a volume delimited by interior surfaces of the base and of the retaining wall, which is able to accommodate the electronic member; and
a clamping system for clamping the retaining wall, configured to prevent any extraction of the electronic member,
wherein the retaining wall, which is able to deform elastically, comprises an opening that allows the electronic member to be extracted and inserted,
wherein the retaining wall, on an external surface, has at least one retaining device for the clamping system, and
wherein the clamping system is a single-use system.

US Pat. No. 11,065,923

WHEEL UNIT, SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING DATA FROM A WHEEL UNIT, AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA FROM A WHEEL UNIT

Continental Automotive Gm...


1. A wheel unit for a system for transmitting data from the wheel unit to a receiver of a vehicle, wherein the wheel unit is configured for mounting to a wheel of the vehicle, the wheel unit comprising:a memory configured for storing wheel type data related to a type of the wheel at which the wheel unit is mounted;
a processor configured for processing the wheel type data stored in said memory; and
a transmitter configured for RF-transmitting data telegrams to a vehicle-mounted receiver;
wherein said processor is configured to determine an RF power value based on the stored wheel type data, and said transmitter is configured to transmit the data telegrams with an RF power based on the RF power value determined by said processor;
wherein the wheel type data indicates at least one property selected from the group consisting of a physical property of a tire of the wheel unit and a physical property of a rim of the wheel unit.

US Pat. No. 11,065,922

TIRE PRESSURE MEASUREMENT DEVICE, AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, A METHOD AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR A VEHICLE TO RECEIVE DATA

Infineon Technologies AG


1. A tire pressure measurement device configured to be mounted in a tire, comprising:an electromechanical transducer configured to convert an acoustical receive signal into an electrical signal, the electrical signal being a first receive signal;
a first receiver configured to receive and process the first receive signal as a data signal, including decoding the first receive signal to extract data therefrom; and
a controller configured to receive the first receive signal from the electromechanical transducer and couple the first receive signal to the first receiver for data reception of the data signal.

US Pat. No. 11,065,921

TIRE-MOUNTED SENSOR HAVING VIBRATION TRANSMISSION MEMBER TO TRANSMIT VIBRATION ADDED TO TIRE WITH RESPECT TO VIBRATION DETECTION ELEMENT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. A tire-mounted sensor to be attached to an inner wall surface of a tire, the tire-mounted sensor comprising:a sensor device includinga vibration detection element that is configured to detect vibration applied to the tire,
a circuit board that has one surface and an other surface opposite to the one surface, and on which the vibration detection element is mounted,
an antenna that is attached to the circuit board and is configured to transmit information on a detection result of the vibration detection element, and
an accommodation structure that accommodates the vibration detection element, the circuit board, and the antenna, and at least a part of the accommodation structure being made of a flexible material to attenuate the vibration applied to the tire; and

a vibration transmission member that is configured to transmit the vibration applied to the tire to the vibration detection element.

US Pat. No. 11,065,920

TIRE-MOUNTED SENSOR, DIAGNOSIS HISTORY MEMORY DEVICE AND DIAGNOSIS NOTIFICATION DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. A tire-mounted sensor attachable to a back surface of a tire comprising:a vibration detection unit configured to output an output voltage corresponding to a magnitude of vibration of the tire as a detection signal;
a signal processing unit configured to detect an application of impact shock to the tire based on a change in an output voltage waveform indicated by the detection signal of the vibration detection unit and to detect an abnormality of the tire by comparison of the output voltages outputted before and after a detection of the application of impact shock; and
a memory unit configured to store the abnormality of the tire as a diagnosis history upon detection of the abnormality of the tire.

US Pat. No. 11,065,919

SEALING DEVICE FOR TUBELESS TIRES

King Abdulaziz University...


1. A sealing device, comprising:a flexible holding strip having an adhesive layer on a first surface, wherein the strip is configured for attachment to an inner surface of a tubeless tire via the adhesive layer,
a protective backing attached to the adhesive layer of the holding strip, wherein the protective backing is configured to be removed prior to attachment of the holding strip to the inner surface of the tubeless tire, and
a plurality of flexible flags attached to a second surface of the flexible holding strip opposite the first surface, wherein the plurality of flags is attached to the second surface at a fixed widthwise edge of each of the plurality of flags and wherein the plurality of flags are configured to seal a hole in the tubeless tire when the strip is attached to the inner surface of the tubeless tire,
wherein a width of each of the plurality of flags is substantially equal to a width of the holding strip.

US Pat. No. 11,065,918

PNEUMATIC TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...


1. A pneumatic tire, comprising:a plurality of land portions that are provided at a tread and that are partitioned by a plurality of circumferential direction grooves that extend along a tire circumferential direction;
a lug groove that is provided at at least one land portion among the plurality of land portions and that crosses the at least one land portion in a tire width direction;
a fine groove that is provided at a groove bottom portion of the lug groove, that has a narrower groove width than the lug groove, and that has a groove bottom face formed with a circular arc shaped profile when viewed in cross-section at right angles to a groove length direction;
a first curved face that is provided so as to couple one of mutually facing groove side faces of the lug groove to a groove side face of a circumferential direction groove, and that extends toward a groove bottom face of the circumferential direction groove; and
a second curved face that is provided so as to couple another of the mutually facing groove side faces of the lug groove to the groove side face of the circumferential direction groove, and that extends toward the groove bottom face of the circumferential direction groove;
wherein a length direction end portion of one groove side face of the fine groove is smoothly connected to the first curved face by a first coupling curved face, and a length direction end portion of the other groove side face of the fine groove is smoothly coupled to the second curved face by a second coupling curved face,
wherein a third coupling curved face joins the groove bottom face at a length direction end portion of the fine groove, to a groove side face of the circumferential direction groove,
wherein a first extension line configures a boundary between the first curved face and the first coupling curved face, and the first extension line extends from a boundary line between the first curved face and one groove side face of the lug groove,
wherein a second extension line configures a boundary between the second curved face and the second coupling curved face, and the second extension line extends from a boundary line between the second curved face and the one groove side face of the lug groove,
wherein the third coupling curved face has a first circular arc portion and a sloped portion, each of the first circular arc portion and the sloped portion having a center of curvature inside the at least one land portion, and the groove bottom face of the fine groove is smoothly coupled to the groove bottom face of the circumferential direction groove by the first circular arc portion and the sloped portion, and
wherein the sloped portion has a shape that smoothly bulges toward the circumferential direction groove.

US Pat. No. 11,065,916

PNEUMATIC VEHICLE TIRE

Continental Reifen Deutsc...


1. A pneumatic vehicle tire comprising:a tread including tread edge regions;
the pneumatic vehicle tire having a nominal tire cross-sectional height (H) of at most 110 mm;
a belt assembly;
bead regions each having a bead core and horn profile;
a radial carcass running around each bead core in each bead region axially on the inside to axially on the outside forming carcass turn-ups;
side wall regions each having a wing profile and a side wall profile;
said wing profiles being the only rubber components extending in contact with said radial carcass in radially outer regions of said side wall regions;
said wing profiles each having a radially inner end section which runs out in a tapered manner in the direction of said bead regions and which overlaps corresponding side wall profiles on the outside;
said wing profiles each further having respective radially outer end sections, which run out at corresponding ones of said tread edge regions;
said side wall profiles each being, in cross section, a strip-shaped rubber component arranged between corresponding ones of said wing profiles and horn profiles;
said carcass turn-ups ending at a radial height (h1) of 15 mm to 65 mm determined from a base line (BL);
said wing profiles being, between a radial height (h2) determined from said base line (BL) of 29% of a nominal side wall height, and a radial height (h3) determined from said base line (BL) of at least 80% of said tire cross-sectional height (H); and,
said base line (BL) extending in the axial direction and being configured to intersect a rim where an outer end of a rim radius is situated;
the wing profiles are the only rubber components that extend outside the radial carcass; and
the wing profiles are above the radial height h1 and have a constant thickness from the height h2 to the height h3.

US Pat. No. 11,065,915

PNEUMATIC TIRE

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...


6. A pneumatic tire, comprising:a plurality of cross belts stacked in a tire radial direction, having steel cords that extend with an inclination angle with respect to a tire circumferential direction, steel cords of belts among the cross belts that are adjacent in the tire radial direction being configured to mutually cross; and
at least one protective belt provided outward in the tire radial direction of the cross belts, having steel cords that extend at an angle larger compared with the inclination angle; wherein
a belt width of a maximum width protective belt having a maximum belt width of the at least one protective belt is greater than a belt width of any of the cross belts,
in a tire profile when the pneumatic tire is sectioned along the tire radial direction,the maximum width protective belt has a maximum projection position (A) in the tire radial direction in a shoulder region in a tire lateral direction,
an edge of the maximum width protective belt is at an edge position (B),
a straight line (a) passing through the maximum projection position (A) and extending in a direction normal to the tread surface of the pneumatic tire intersects the tread surface at a position (A?) on the tread surface, and
a straight line (b) passing through the edge position (B) and extending in a direction normal to the tread surface intersects the tread surface at a position (B?) on the tread surface,

an angle formed between a first straight line connecting the maximum projection position (A) and the edge position (B) and a second straight line connecting the position (A?) and the position (B?) is from 0° to 15°,
a distance between the maximum projection position (A) and the position (A?) is LA, a distance between the edge position (B) and the position (B?) is LB, and 1-LA/LB is from 0 to 0.1,
a tread rubber of the pneumatic tire includes a base tread outward in the tire radial direction of the protective belt, and a cap tread in contact with the base tread and forming the tread surface, and
a distance between a position at which the straight line (a) intersects a boundary surface of the base tread and the cap tread and the maximum projection position (A) is referred to as LUA, a distance between a position at which the straight line (b) intersects the boundary surface of the base tread and the cap tread and the edge position (B) is referred to as LUB, and 1-LUA/LUB is from 0 to 0.25.

US Pat. No. 11,065,913

FORMFITTING SECURING DEVICE FOR A ROLLER


1. A formfitting securing device for a roller that has a running wheel and a fork, the formfitting securing device being configured to block the running wheel of the roller with respect to a geometric running wheel axis, the formfitting securing device comprising:a rotation-blocking engagement part,
a first spring that biases the rotation-blocking engagement part into an engagement position, wherein the first spring exerts a bias on the rotation-blocking engagement part, both in an engaged position and also in a non-engaged position,
a second spring that acts on the rotation blocking engagement part to achieve a bias in the non-engaged position,
a lever part that is configured to interact with the second spring to release a force of the second spring on the rotation-blocking engagement part, wherein said lever part can be acted upon by a linearly displaceable tappet, and a movement direction of the rotation-blocking engagement part defines an angle (?) with a movement direction of the tappet,
wherein the angle (?) is a right angle or an acute angle,
wherein the release of the force of the second spring on the rotation-blocking engagement part is carried out as a result of a rotational displacement of the lever part counter to an acting force of the second spring,
wherein the rotation-blocking engagement part is displaced after said release in a direction of the engagement position, solely as a result of the first spring acting directly on the rotation blocking engagement part,
wherein the rotation-blocking engagement part is provided in combination with a friction locking device, and
wherein the lever part, the rotation-blocking engagement part and the first and second springs are arranged in a mutual holding part.

US Pat. No. 11,065,912

METHOD OF RESTORING PAINTINGS

Kikuko Iwai, Sakura (JP)...


1. A method of restoring paintings comprising the steps of:image data acquisition from a painting having at least one deteriorated part in which deterioration has occurred in forms including at least one selected from among fading of color, exfoliation of paint, and damage to or loss of the support;
generating digital restoration data in which image data of the deteriorated parts is restored by digital simulation using a computer;
printing the digital restoration data on a backing material by using ink, the backing material to be applied onto the painting; and
lamination of the backing material onto the back surface of the painting after printing.

US Pat. No. 11,065,911

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DECORATED WALL OR FLOOR PANEL


1. A method for producing a decorated wall or floor panel, comprising the steps:a) providing a plate-shaped carrier;
b) applying a decoration replicating a decorative template onto at least a part of the plate-shaped carrier;
c) applying a covering layer onto the decoration, wherein the covering layer comprises a radiation-curable compound;
wherein
the covering layer is cured by use of a first radiator and a second radiator, wherein the first radiator emits radiation having a different wavelength compared to the radiation of the second radiator, and wherein the first radiator and the second radiator, and wherein the first radiator and the second radiator are used in a common curing step, the first radiator emits radiation with radiation maxima in a wavelength range of greater than 400 nm to less than or equal to 445 nm and wherein the first radiator and the second radiator are aligned such that the radiation of the first radiator impinges an area of the covering layer and the radiator of the second radiator impinges the same area at the same time, wherein the ratios between the radiation intensity of the first radiator and the radiation intensity of the second radiator is greater than or equal to 0.75:1 to less than or equal to 1:0.75, wherein no further covering layer is applied after the step of curing the covering layer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,910

COLOR SHIFTING HEAT TRANSFER LABEL

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...


1. A color shifting heat transfer label, comprising:a carrier;
a color design layer on the carrier, the color design layer formulated from an ink having a color shifting effect;
a backing layer positioned on the color design layer, opposite the carrier, wherein the backing layer is a UV/LED curable thermoplastic resin ink; and
an adhesive layer,
wherein the color design layer is configured to separate from the carrier, the color design layer separating from the carrier defining a color shifting feature adhered to a target object upon application of heat and pressure, the color shifting feature being adhered to the target object to define a plane defined by the color shifting feature, and wherein the color shifting feature exhibits a first color when viewed from an angle of about 90 degrees relative to the plane defined by the color shifting feature and wherein the color shifting feature exhibits a second color, different from the first color when viewed from an angle of about 45 degrees or less relative to the plane defined by the color shifting feature,
wherein the color design layer is formulated from a design color ink including a resin dispersion and a pigment,
wherein the pigment is present in a concentration of about 13.9 percent by weight to about 20 percent by weight, and
wherein the adhesive layer is positioned on the color design layer, opposite the carrier.

US Pat. No. 11,065,909

APPARATUS FOR FORMING DYE SUBLIMATION IMAGES AND TEXTURING THE SURFACE OF SOLID SHEETS OF THE SUBSTRATE

Fresco Infusion LLC, Fri...


1. An apparatus for texturing a plastic substrate, while forming a dye sublimation image in the plastic substrate, wherein the plastic substrate has a first side and a second side, comprising:a platen;
a cooling plate supported on the platen, wherein the platen is on a first side of the cooling plate;
a dye carrier on a second side of the cooling plate, wherein the cooling plate is on a first side of the dye carrier, and wherein the plastic substrate is supported on a second side of the dye carrier, wherein the dye carrier is on a first side of the plastic substrate;
a textured cover on a second side of the plastic substrate, wherein the textured cover is a textured membrane with a texture to be transferred to the plastic substrate;
a vacuum pump for providing a vacuum between the textured cover and the platen; and
a heater positioned to heat the plastic substrate.

US Pat. No. 11,065,908

EXTENDABLE HAND-HELD DRY-ERASE SIGN


1. A deployable hand-held dry-erase sign comprising:a dry-erase board further comprising a plurality of panel sections each configured with a dry-erase writing surface, all of said plurality of panel sections being pivotally joined together along parallel flexible hinges;
a pivot assembly attached to an edge of one of said plurality of panel sections; and
an elongate support handle pivotally attached to said pivot assembly at one end.

US Pat. No. 11,065,907

HAND TOOLS, COSMETIC DEVICES AND WRITING INSTRUMENTS

G4 DE MEXICO SA DE CV, Z...


1. A hand tool, including:an outer barrel;
an inner barrel housed in the outer barrel; and
a rear barrel assembled to the outer barrel and the inner barrel,
wherein the inner barrel includes a cam follower protruding in a radial direction of the hand tool, the rear barrel includes a cam groove engaging with the cam follower, and the cam follower is supported to be movable in the radial direction, the outer barrel includes a slide rib extending in an axial direction of the hand tool and protruding in the radial direction, the inner barrel includes a guide groove engaging with the slide rib, and an axial end of the guide groove includes an inclined inducing-guide surface widened in a circumferential direction of the hand tool.

US Pat. No. 11,065,906

ASSEMBLIES AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING OPTICAL EFFECT LAYERS COMPRISING ORIENTED NON-SPHERICAL OBLATE MAGNETIC OR MAGNETIZABLE PIGMENT PARTICLES

SICPA HOLDING SA, Prilly...


1. An optical effect layer (OEL) comprising a radiation cured coating composition comprising non-spherical oblate magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles, said non-spherical oblate magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles being oriented according to an orientation pattern,wherein the orientation pattern is circularly symmetric around a center of rotation,
wherein the non-spherical oblate magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles at at least two, distinct locations xi along any selected diameter of the OEL have an average zenithal deflection angle ?? at location xi and an average azimuth angle ? with respect to the selected diameter at the same location xi that satisfy the condition |(?? sin (?)|?10°,
and said optical effect layer providing an optical impression of at least one circularly moving spot or at least one spot having a tail section rotating around said center of rotation upon tilting said OEL.

US Pat. No. 11,065,905

METHOD FOR THE INSERTION OF GUILLOCHE PATTERNS, METHOD FOR THE EXTRACTION OF GUILLOCHE PATTERNS, METHOD FOR THE AUTHENTICATION OF THESE GUILLOCHE PATTERNS AND DEVICES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

THALES DIS FRANCE SA, Me...


1. A method of inserting guilloche patterns in a document, each guilloche pattern consisting of a plurality of pixels and being capable of encoding variable alphanumeric data ensuring a different aspect at each guilloche pattern so as to render said document secure, the method comprising:determining an insertion intensity of each guilloche pattern previously generated based on a mid-gray level of the document adjacent to said guilloche pattern and the insertion intensity of said guilloche pattern comprises a contrast value and a thickness of said guilloche pattern, the determination comprising calculating, in each pixel of said guilloche pattern, the contrast value between an internal area of the guilloche pattern and an external area adjacent to said internal area.

US Pat. No. 11,065,904

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...


11. A method of image formation and post-processing that is executed by an image forming system including a processing tray configured to support a sheet or a sheet bundle on which the post-processing is to be executed and a detection sensor configured to detect an object in a detection space that is above and parallel to the processing tray, the method comprising:in response to a detection of the object in the detection space by the detection sensor during a determination timing other than a timing at which passage of the sheet or the sheet bundle through the detection space is estimated, preventing execution of the post-processing.

US Pat. No. 11,065,903

GRAVURE PRINTING PLATE, GRAVURE PRINTING METHOD, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...


15. A manufacturing method for an electronic component, comprising:a step of performing printing by applying a conductive paste to a surface of a substrate for the electronic component by using a gravure printing plate including:
a cylindrical or substantially cylindrical gravure roller including a peripheral surface; and
a plurality of cells disposed on the peripheral surface of the gravure roller, the plurality of cells corresponding to a pattern to be printed; wherein
at least two regions are provided on the peripheral surface of the gravure roller;
the pattern to be printed includes at least two patterns;
a first group of the plurality of cells corresponding to one of the at least two patterns is disposed in one of the at least two regions;
a second group of the plurality of cells corresponding to another one of the at least two patterns is disposed in another one of the at least two regions;
the first group of the plurality of cells are disposed in multiple rows in a first direction with respect to a rotation direction of the gravure roller;
the second group of the plurality of cells are disposed in multiple rows in a second direction with respect to the rotation direction of the gravure roller;
the first direction is different from the second direction;
each of the plurality of cells that are disposed in the one of the at least two regions has a shape and a size that is the same as or substantially the same as all remaining ones of the plurality of cells that are disposed in the one of the at least two regions;
each of the plurality of cells that are disposed in the another one of the at least two regions has a shape and a size that is the same as or substantially the same as all remaining ones of the plurality of cells that are disposed in the another one of the at least two regions;
in the step of performing printing, the multiple rows of each of the first and second groups of the plurality of cells provides a plurality of electrodes; and
the plurality of electrodes provide a plurality of electrodes included in the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 11,065,902

RECORDING MEDIUM

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A recording medium, comprising:a substrate;
a first coating comprising an inorganic pigment, a first binder, and a fixative agent; and
a second coating comprising inorganic nanoparticles including boehmite alumina hydrate nanoparticles, the second coating further including a second binder;
wherein the first binder in the first coating is present in an amount of from about 1 to about 11 mass parts with respect to 100 mass parts of a total solid content of the inorganic pigment in the first coating, and wherein the second binder in the second coating is present in an amount of from about 1 to about 8 mass parts with respect to 100 mass parts of a total solid content of the inorganic nanoparticles in the second coating.

US Pat. No. 11,065,901

TRANSFER METHOD

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...


1. A transfer method comprising:a disposing step of disposing a transfer sheet and a medium in an inside of a sealed space, wherein the sealed space is formed by using a pressure welding sheet having flexibility in at least one part, and the transfer sheet and the medium are disposed so that an adhesive layer of the transfer sheet and a transfer layer of the transfer sheet are layered, and the adhesive layer has a thermally melting property, and the adhesive layer is contacted with the medium;
a pressure welding step of suctioning the inside of the sealed space by a negative pressure and pressure welding the pressure welding sheet and the medium by the negative pressure to closely attach the transfer sheet and the medium;
an irradiating step of softening the adhesive layer by irradiation of a light ray generated from a light source in a state in which the transfer sheet is closely attached to the medium by the pressure welding sheet and adhering the adhesive layer to the medium by a pressure welding force from the pressure welding sheet; and
a peeling step of peeling off the transfer sheet from the medium after the irradiating step.

US Pat. No. 11,065,900

TRANSFER OF LATEX-CONTAINING INK COMPOSITIONS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A method of printing, the method comprising:disposing onto a transfer paper an ink composition to form thereon an image, the ink composition comprising pigments and latex particulates; and
transferring the image onto a substrate comprising fabric by a lamination process comprising:laminating together the substrate, the imaged transfer paper, and a release paper which is separate from the imaged transfer paper, by feeding the substrate, the imaged transfer paper, and the release paper through laminator rollers and then removing the release paper, whereby the imaged transfer paper adheres to the substrate such that the image has the same orientation as when the image was formed on the transfer paper.


US Pat. No. 11,065,899

METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR BATCH PRINT VOIDING


1. A method for voiding a printed media in a batch printing run, the method comprising:identifying the printed media that is printed as part of the batch printing run as a failed printed media in an instance in which an assigned grade fails to satisfy a predetermined threshold;
marking the printed media as the failed printed media;
determining one or more subsequently printed media that were printed after the failed printed media; and
reprinting the failed printed media in a next available media after the one or more subsequently printed media.

US Pat. No. 11,065,898

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSOR, PRINTING SYSTEM, AND PRINTING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:an obtaining section configured to obtain at least one of a first design image or corresponding data corresponding to the first design image;
a memory configured to store a plurality of third design images and a control table, wherein the control table includes information of each group of the plurality of third design images;
a determining section configured to determine at least one second design image, of a plurality of second design images, from a first set of third design images of the plurality of third design images based on:the at least one of the first design image or the corresponding data, and
the control table, whereinthe plurality of second design images is different from the first design image, and
the first set of third design images belongs to a same group as a group of the first design image in the control table; and


an instructing section configured to control a printing operation of the determined at least one second design image.

US Pat. No. 11,065,897

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS GENERATING DISPLAY SCREEN DATA BASED ON INFORMATION ON RESIDUAL QUANTITY OF PRINTING AGENT

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...


1. An information processing apparatus comprising a processor configured to perform:acquiring first information on a residual quantity of printing agent stored in a first cartridge mounted on a first supply portion, the first supply portion being a first type of supply portion including a first tank configured to store printing agent supplied from the first cartridge, the first supply portion being configured to supply the printing agent stored in the first tank to a first print execution device;
acquiring second information on a residual quantity of printing agent stored in a second cartridge mounted on a second supply portion, the second supply portion being one of a second type of supply portion including a second tank and a third type of supply portion without any tank, the second tank configured to store printing agent supplied from the second cartridge and having a volume different from that of the first tank, the second supply portion being configured to supply the printing agent stored in the second cartridge to a second print execution device;
generating display screen data representing a display screen including a first display image and a second display image, the first display image being for expressing a first index value based on the first information, the first index value concerning a residual quantity of the printing agent to be supplied to the first print execution device, the second display image being for expressing a second index value based on the second information, the second index value concerning a residual quantity of the printing agent to be supplied to the second print execution device; and
outputting the display screen data,
wherein the first display image includes a first object and a second object,
wherein positions in the first object indicate possible residual quantities of the printing agent to be supplied to the first print execution device in a first state where printing agent remains in both the first cartridge and the first tank, the positions in the first object having a first position corresponding to a possible minimum residual quantity of the printing agent in the first state,
wherein positions in the second object indicate possible residual quantities of the printing agent to be supplied to the first print execution device in a second state where the printing agent does not remain in the first cartridge but remains in the first tank, the positions in the second object having a second position and a third position, the second position corresponding to a possible maximum residual quantity of the printing agent in the second state, the third position corresponding to a possible minimum residual quantity of the printing agent in the second state,
wherein the second display image includes a third object,
wherein positions in the third object indicate possible residual quantities of the printing agent to be supplied to the second print execution device in a third state where the printing agent remains in the second cartridge, the positions in the third object having a fourth position corresponding to a possible minimum residual quantity of the printing agent in the third state,
wherein the first position and the fourth position are aligned at a reference position.

US Pat. No. 11,065,896

ARRANGEMENT WITH A RECEIPT PRINTER ARRANGED IN A HOUSING

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...


1. An arrangement comprises:a housing with a receipt printer arranged therein, wherein the housing includesa pivotable lid which in an open state allows access to the receipt printer and in a closed state prevents access to the receipt printer, wherein the lid has an opening through which a receipt printed by the receipt printer can be output in the closed state of the lid, and

a receipt output unit which in the closed state of the lid is arranged in the opening of the lid opposite to the receipt printer, the receipt output unit havingat least a first receipt guiding unit,
a presentation unit for output of the receipt,
at least a first elastically deformable element for spring-mounting at least one component of the first receipt guiding unit, and

a second receipt guiding unit, wherein the first receipt guiding unit is engaged with the second receipt guiding unit when the lid is moved from the open state into the closed state,wherein the second receipt guiding unit has a first area and a second area that delimit a receipt path along which the receipt is guided, such that the first area is arranged below the receipt, and the second area is arranged above the receipt and
wherein the second receipt guiding unit is disposed between the first receipt guiding unit and the receipt printer;

wherein the presentation unit is arranged on an outside of the lid, and
wherein the presentation unit has a convex surface protruding from the lid.

US Pat. No. 11,065,895

LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE AND LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...


1. A liquid discharge device comprising:a liquid discharge head configured to discharge a liquid;
a head holder configured to hold the liquid discharge head;
a sub-carriage configured to hold the head holder;
a carriage configured to hold the sub-carriage and move in a main scanning direction;
an adjuster supported by the sub-carriage; and
a guide configured to guide the sub-carriage to be movable in a vertical direction,
wherein the carriage includes a reference shaft extending in the main scanning direction,
the reference shaft supports the sub-carriage via the adjuster and positions the sub-carriage in the vertical direction,
the adjuster adjusts an inclination of the sub-carriage with respect to the reference shaft,
the sub-carriage includes a sub-reference shaft extending in parallel with the reference shaft, and
the guide is configured to allow the sub-reference shaft to move in the vertical direction while restricting a movement of the sub-reference shaft in a sub-scanning direction perpendicular to the main scanning direction.

US Pat. No. 11,065,893

PICKUP MECHANISM

Foxlink Image Technology ...


1. A pickup mechanism, comprising:a paper feeding channel;
a pickup roller assembly disposed in the paper feeding channel and projecting beyond a top of the paper feeding channel;
a paper tray disposed to an upstream of the pickup roller assembly; and
a guiding swing arm assembly including two guiding swing arms mounted adjacent to and spaced from two opposite sides of the pickup roller assembly, each guiding swing arm including a pivoting shaft, a stopping block, and an extending arm connected between the pivoting shaft and the stopping block, the two stopping blocks of the two guiding swing arms being disposed between the pickup roller assembly and the paper tray for blocking paper, an axial direction of the pivoting shaft of each guiding swing arm being deviated from a center axis direction of the pickup roller assembly;
wherein the two pivoting shafts of the two guiding swing arms of the guiding swing arm assembly are disposed at a downstream of the pickup roller assembly.

US Pat. No. 11,065,892

PRINTING APPARATUS AND CONVEYANCE APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...


1. A printing apparatus comprising:a conveyance unit configured to convey a printing medium in a conveyance direction;
a printing unit configured to print an image on the printing medium that is conveyed by the conveyance unit;
a cutting unit configured to cut the printing medium, which is conveyed by the conveyance unit, along the conveyance direction; and
a conveying force apply unit arranged on an outer side relative to the cutting unit in a width direction of the printing medium and configured to nip the printing medium and apply a conveying force to the printing medium,
wherein the printing medium is cut by the cutting unit while being conveyed by the conveyance unit and while the conveying force is applied to the printing medium by the conveying force apply unit, and
wherein the conveying force apply unit is configured to apply the conveying force to the printing medium in a direction outward in the width direction from an upstream to a downstream of the conveyance direction.

US Pat. No. 11,065,891

IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...


1. An image recording device comprising:a sheet tray configured to support a sheet therein;
a shaft extending in an axial direction;
a sheet feeder including:a feed arm pivotable about the shaft located at one end portion of the feed arm; and
a feed roller rotatably supported by the other end portion of the feed arm and configured to feed the sheet from the sheet tray; and
a plurality of gears, wherein the shaft is configured to transmit a driving force, through the plurality of gears, to the feed roller;

a recording unit configured to record an image on the sheet fed by the feed roller; and
a return guide including:a sheet guide surface defining a part of a return path and configured to guide the sheet having the image recorded thereon along the return path back toward the recording unit;
a surface opposite to the sheet guide surface; and
a support portion supporting the shaft such that the feed arm is pivotable, about the shaft, relative to the surface opposite to the sheet guide surface.


US Pat. No. 11,065,890

PRINTER

SHIN HEUNG PRECISION CO.,...


1. A printer, comprising:a main body having a storage space therein;
a printer head disposed in the main body;
a cover assembly coupled to the main body and capable of being opened or closed with respect to the main body;
a platen roller disposed in the cover assembly to match with the printer head;
a hinge assembly configured to allow the cover assembly to linearly and rotationally move with respect to the main body so that the cover assembly is opened or closed with respect to the main body through linear movement and rotational movement thereof; and
an opening and closing assembly configured to perform opening and closing operations of the cover assembly,
wherein the cover assembly comprises:
an outer case configured to be opened or closed with respect to the main body; and
an inner case disposed inside the outer case and coupled to the main body.

US Pat. No. 11,065,889

DIGITAL BINDER PRINTING

CERALOC INNOVATION AB, V...


1. Equipment to provide a digital image on a building panel, wherein the equipment comprises a digital coating head, a powder scattering unit, a curing oven and a powder removal system wherein:the digital coating head is adapted to apply a liquid substance on the panel, the powder scattering unit is adapted to apply a powder layer comprising colour pigments on the panel, wherein the liquid substance is adapted to bond a part of the powder to the panel, the curing oven is adapted to cure the liquid substance and the powder removal system is adapted to remove the non-bonded powder from the panel, and
wherein the powder removal system is based on an air stream and optionally a vacuum.

US Pat. No. 11,065,888

DYE SUBLIMATION CALENDER

Kornit Digital Ltd., Ros...


1. A calender apparatus for fixation/transfer of images on textile, the fixation/transfer being by dye sublimation, the dye being suitable for use with textiles, the apparatus comprising:a dyed textile inlet for input of a textile, the textile carrying an image, the image being prior to fixing and comprising said dye suitable for use with textiles;
a textile outlet for output of said textile;
a heat press comprising a calender, the calender comprising a heated rotary textile-pressing drum;
an endless belt configured to drive said textile from said textile inlet to said textile outlet through said heat press, said heat press being held at a temperature sufficient to cause sublimation of said dye suitable for use with textiles, thereby to fix said image onto said textile, the heated rotary textile-pressing drum being configured to rotate with said textile; and
a cleaning station configured to clean said endless belt to remove traces of said dye suitable for textiles, said cleaning station being located downstream of said textile outlet and upstream of said textile inlet such that a path of said textile from said textile inlet to said textile outlet does not pass said cleaning station.

US Pat. No. 11,065,887

METHOD FOR SAFEGUARING A PRINTING PROCESS USING A PRINTER AND PRINTER FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD


1. A method for safeguarding a printing process using a printer having a housing, a print space within the housing, a printing device, a receiving device for an interchangeable magazine for accommodating a print object to be printed upon, a control and evaluation unit having a memory in which is stored an identification of a magazine which is allowable for the print object to be printed upon and in which is stored an identification for an allowable print object, comprising the following steps:inserting a magazine with the print object to be printed upon into the receiving device in a loading and unloading position outside of the print space,
during running of the receiving device into the print space, using an optical sensor located in the housing for detecting an identification located on the magazine and which identifies the magazine,
comparing the detected identification on the inserted magazine to an identification stored in the memory for a magazine which is allowable for the print object to be printed upon,
outputting an error message when the detected identification of the inserted magazine does not agree with the identification stored in the memory for an allowable magazine.