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Akihiko Nojima, Takashi Yanagisawa: Information display apparatus for vehicles. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Cushman Darby & Cushman IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, June 9, 1998: US05764139 (280 worldwide citation)

An information display apparatus for vehicles for securely providing the driver with only information corresponding to the running condition, the information display apparatus comprising an information processor for receiving information detected by various sensors and monitors and for detecting the ...


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Takakazu Mori, Takashi Nakamura: Apparatus and method for controlling light distribution of headlamp. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Cushman Darby & Cushman IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, August 26, 1997: US05660454 (260 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for controlling the light distribution of a headlamp includes a vehicle speed sensor; a calculating device for estimating a position to be reached by the vehicle after a predetermined time along a forward roadway of the vehicle on the basis of a vehicle speed and information representin ...


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Kazunori Kagawa, Takeshi Goto, Kunihito Satoh: Vehicle steering control apparatus for assisting a steering effort to move a vehicle along a line desired by a driver. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, February 6, 2001: US06185492 (176 worldwide citation)

A vehicle steering control apparatus which controls a steering torque to move the vehicle toward a line desired by a driver or appropriate for circumstances of the vehicle. The vehicle steering control apparatus recognizes a lane on which a vehicle is moving, and controls a steering torque of the ve ...


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Takeharu Koide, Eiji Orisaka, Kinya Yoshii, Kenji Odaka: Toroidal drive system for electric vehicles. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, April 25, 2000: US06053841 (171 worldwide citation)

A drive system for an electric vehicle, which can make the number of parts as small as possible and minimize the space for arranging the parts in a direction perpendicular to the axis. Between a motor acting as a prime mover and left and right output shafts, there are interposed toroidal type contin ...


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Masaharu Hirota, Toru Ito, Norikazu Endo, Akihiko Nojima, Yoshitaka Kato: Navigation system to be mounted on vehicles. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Cushman Darby & Cushman L, October 22, 1996: US05568390 (156 worldwide citation)

A navigation system to be mounted on a vehicle for carrying out a route search and displaying the searched route. Traffic jam information and the like are obtained by an beacon receiver and an input part inputs time as a driving condition. An ECU executes a predetermined calculation based on map dat ...


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Takakazu Mori, Takashi Nakamura: Apparatus for controlling light distributions of head lamps. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, April 20, 1999: US05896085 (147 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for controlling light distribution of a vehicle head lamp has a first calculating means for estimating a driver's view position, a second calculating means for estimating a deviation angle formed by a running direction of the vehicle and a direction of the driver's view position, contro ...


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Atsushi Tabata, Akira Hoshino, Terufumi Miyazaki, Atsushi Honda, Akiharu Abe, Hirofumi Ota: Planetary-gear-type multiple-step transmission for vehicle. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, September 5, 2006: US07101305 (145 worldwide citation)

A planetary-gear-type multiple-step transmission including a stationary member, an input rotary member, an output rotary member, and first and second transmission units. The first transmission unit transmits a rotary motion from an input rotary member to the second transmission unit through first an ...


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Masaki Okamura, Eiji Sato: Voltage converter control apparatus, and method. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 3, 2007: US07199537 (144 worldwide citation)

By using a target voltage Vc* of a capacitor connected to the output side of a DC/DC converter and a voltage Vb of a battery connected to the input side of the DC/DC converter, a duty ratio D as a drive instruction of the DC/DC converter is calculated. By using the voltage Vb, the electromotive forc ...


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Toru Ito: Road data maintenance system and on-vehicle terminal apparatus compatible therewith. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, November 28, 2000: US06154152 (144 worldwide citation)

Unpossessed road data is added to possessed road data stored in a road contour database of an information center. An on-vehicle terminal apparatus first compares a current position of a vehicle detected by a D-GPS unit against the road data stored in a storage section for storing road contour data o ...



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