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Touch and auditory sensors based on nanotube arrays
A sensor including at least one sensor probe including a pair of electrodes; a vertically aligned nanotube disposed between the pair of electrodes; optionally a...
Travel-driving mechanism for self-propelled working machine
In a travel-driving mechanism for a self-propelled working machine such as a self-propelled lawn mower travels by using power of an electric motor 30, the torque...
Fuel cell having closure seal
A seal member is formed integrally on surfaces of a metal separator of a fuel cell. The seal member includes an outer seal and an inner seal provided on a...
Fuel cell system and method of controlling electrical energy discharged in
the fuel cell system
When a control device detects a request for stopping power generation of a fuel cell, electrical energy discharged from the fuel cell is supplied to an energy...
Fuel cell system and method for permitting idle stop in fuel cell system
A fuel cell system is provided which includes a fuel cell to which fuel gas and oxidizing gas are supplied to generate electricity, a purge valve which purges...
Solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell and electrode structure for the fuel
A solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell (2) is formed from an electrode structure (7) and first and second separators (8, 9). The electrode structure (7) has a...
Methods for production of hydrogen
Methods, processes, and apparatuses for the production of hydrogen gases are provided. A catalytic amount of iodine is dissolved in a hydrocarbon fuel source,...
Cutting tool removal and installation assist device
A cutting tool changing device to remove and reinstall a cutting tool in a tool magazine in a machine center is provided. The cutting tool changing device...
Overrun prevention system for an automatic transmission
A system and method for overrun prevention is disclosed. Overrun of a one-way clutch may be prevented by determining a current torque value. When a current...
Control system and method for internal combustion engine
A control system and method for an internal combustion engine includes an intake manifold for directing airflow to a plurality of cylinders of the engine and an...
Boot for joint
A boot for a joint, wherein an equal-diameter part and thick-walled parts are formed on the inner peripheral wall of a large diameter tube part. A first tapered...
Vehicle interior light assembly
An interior light assembly for providing lighting in a vehicle includes a light housing mounted in the vehicle interior. The light housing has an open side. At...
Impact absorbing armrest for a motor vehicle
A collision absorption system including a collapsing armrest. The armrest is configured to provide support for vertical loading during use. During a side impact...
Push-button box-opening structure
A push-button box-opening structure is provided in which a push button is pushed in from an unlocking starting position to an unlocking position to open a...
Vehicle occupant protection apparatus
A vehicle occupant protection apparatus for use in a vehicle includes an occupant-protecting expansion part caused to expand in the form of a curtain in the...
A muffler structure in which a subassembly formed by fixing an inner cylinder and a separator is not welded to the outer cylinder in welding an overlapping...
Method for reducing noise in a vehicle cabin
A method of controlling noise from a six cylinder engine that can selectively use in separate operating modes either three cylinders, four cylinders, or all six...
Steering shaft joint structure
A steering shaft joint structure capable of absorbing a rotational phase difference between an input shaft of a power steering unit and an output shaft thereof...
Automatic residual fuel vent device for carburetor
An automatic residual fuel vent device for a carburetor, the device including a fuel supply passage (15) connecting a fuel tank (TF) and a float chamber (10), a...
Lift amount adjusting device in lift-variable valve-operating mechanism
In a lift amount adjusting device in a valve-operating mechanism which changes at least a lift amount, a rocker arm is rockably arranged in a driving-force...
Wire fixing structure
A Bowden wire is positioned at two points, that is, at a wire guide bracket and at a through-hole in a back plate between which a notch of an end edge of a...
A vehicle transmission includes first and second main shafts that enable switching of power transmission from an engine; a counter shaft connected to a drive...
Inductively coupleable pulse generator plate detector and method of pulse
generator plate detection
A detector and its method of use for detecting a pulse generator plate, such as a pulse generator plate associated with the crankshaft of an engine or motor. The...
Airbag jacket for a vehicle rider
An airbag jacket, to be fitted in a rider jacket, includes an airbag body configured to fill with gas from an inflator operatively connected with the airbag...
Portion of a vehicle interior
Portion of a center console
Exoskeleton controller for a human-exoskeleton system
Techniques are provided for controlling an exoskeleton actuator at a joint of a human-exoskeleton system by receiving system parameters for the human-exoskeleton...
Front and rear wheel drive vehicle
A front and rear wheel drive vehicle having a front wheel pair and a rear wheel pair, one of which is driven with an engine and the other one of which is driven...
Robot control information generator and robot
A robot control information generator generates control information for operating a robot equipped with a camera and a hand to grasp an object based on a...
Gait generating device for moving robot
To generate a desired gait of a robot 1 such that a permissible range of a predetermined component (a translational floor reaction force horizontal component or...
Active vibrational noise control apparatus
While a vehicle incorporating an active vibration noise control apparatus is decelerating, hysteresis is given if an operating point moves from an operating...
Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine and a
catalyst for purifying exhaust gas
A Cr trapping agent is disposed so that it contacts with constituting components of the substrate containing Cr. As the Cr trapping agent, an element or Ag is...
Fuel cell system and method of detecting failure in a fuel gas channel of
fuel cell system
When an ignition switch is turned off, a hydrogen supply valve is closed. Operation of a compressor continues, and an air supply valve and an air discharge valve...
Sulfur-tolerant catalysts and related precursors and processes
The invention provides active, affordable, durable, and sulfur-tolerant catalysts and related precursors and processes useful in hydrogen production. The...
Plasma generating electrode and plasma reactor
A plasma generating electrode of the present invention includes a pair of unit electrodes 2, each of the pair of unit electrodes 2 including a plate-like ceramic...
Injection molding method and injection molding apparatus
An injection rate (cm.sup.3/sec) of a screw feeder at the time of starting an injection is the largest and the injection rate (cm.sup.3/sec) thereof gradually or...
Control device and control program of walking assisting device
A control device and a control program of a walking assisting device, wherein a desired assist ratio, which is a desired value of the ratio of a force to be...
Exercise management system
A system for managing exercise of an animal such as a human being so that the motion of the animal is induced with an appropriate scale and rhythm in accordance...
Selectable drivetrain control for a vehicle
A selectable drivetrain control for a vehicle includes a controller configured to receive input signals and issue predetermined output command signals...
Chain guide device
A chain guide for guiding a chain includes a chain passage formed by an outer side wall and an inner side wall for surrounding the chain passage. A front end...
Method and apparatus for detecting sight line vector
A sight line vector detecting method includes: emitting LED light beams from LED light sources arranged on both sides of a camera to an eye; photographing the...
Dump bed connection apparatus and vehicles including same
An apparatus connects a dump bed to a frame structure of a vehicle and facilitates tipping of the dump bed in a selected one of a plurality of directions from a...
Door lock device for vehicle
A door lock device for a vehicle includes a latch mechanism having a latch rotatable to pass a half-latch state to a full-latch state, a closer mechanism capable...
Interior material and laser beam processing method for the same
A front face distance is obtained by measuring the position of a front face of an instrument panel held by an end effecter of a robot. An error on an optical...
Hemming working method and panel assembly manufacturing method
A hemming working is performed by a positioning step of positioning a first panel formed with a projected portion for welding on a second panel formed with a...
Spare tire undercover
An aerodynamic spare tire cover system is provided for use with a spare tire stored on a vehicle underbody. The cover system can be used to cover a full sized...
Installation structure of release pipe in fuel cell vehicle and fuel gas
A release outlet (52) of a release pipe (51) of a relief valve (50) is provided in the vicinity of an exhaust outlet (170) of a fuel cell box (39) in a space...
Control method and control unit for impact type screw fastening device
An object is to improve accuracy of tightening torque and to shorten time necessary for fastening a screw in an impact type screw fastening device that uses an...
Intake air control system for internal combustion engine
An intake air control system for an internal combustion engine having at least one intake valve and a valve operating characteristic varying mechanism which...
Gearshift device and method of controlling same
In an automatic transmission, a shift lever is operable to move to one of a plurality of shift positions corresponding to ranges established as selectable...