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Fault detection apparatus for detecting failure of A/D converter due to
loss of externally supplied clock signal
An A/D converter performs successive A/D conversion operations that are synchronized with respective periods of an externally supplied clock signal. A set of...
Double-electrode capacitive sensor, passenger detector, and passenger
A double-electrode capacitive sensor for detecting a detection object includes: an electrode assembly having first and second electrodes and an insulation...
Emergency reporting system for use with vehicle
An emergency reporting system for a vehicle includes a reporting signal verifying device and a power supply switching device. The reporting signal verifying...
Tire theft detection device and method of detecting tire theft
A tilt angle sensor detects a tilt angle of a vehicle and outputs a tilt angle signal indicative of the tilt angle. A tire-side communication element is disposed...
Hands-free vehicle door opener
A hands-free vehicle door opener utilizes a spring-loaded mechanical pushing device, or other method, to open a vehicle door a few inches upon a laser emitting...
High frequency circuit board converting a transmission mode of high
A microstrip line includes a signal strip conductor and a ground conductor. A coplanar line includes two regions. A first region includes a signal strip...
Brush assembly for alternator easy to install and capable of reliably
preventing entrance of foreign matters
A brush assembly for an alternator includes a brush, a brush holder holing the brush, and a slip ring cover for covering a slip ring on a rotary shaft of the...
Operating switch unit for use in automotive vehicle
A switch panel including a switch unit is mounted on a dashboard of an automotive vehicle. The switch unit has switches for operating devices mounted on the...
Electronic device including printed circuit board, connector and case
An electronic device includes a printed circuit board, a connector mounted on the printed circuit board, and a case housing the printed circuit board. The...
Combination viscous fan drive and viscous heat device
A combined viscous heater and viscous coupling fan drive operates on principles of viscous coupling to provide both, supplemental vehicle interior cabin heating,...
Die casting machine
A die casting machine 100 to fill by injecting molten metal into a die cavity 24 includes a variable displacement pump 16 driven by a servo motor 17 for...
Ignition control device for internal combustion engine
An ignition control device for controlling a multi-spark operation comprises: a secondary electric energy generator generating an electric energy to reignite an...
Controller for internal combustion engine
The alcohol concentration detection value estimated or detected by the alcohol concentration sensor is corrected in accordance with intensity, frequency and the...
Variable valve timing apparatus and method of detecting valve phase
When the engine speed is high (determination of YES at S100), actual intake valve phase is calculated based on rotation phase difference between rotation angles...
Semiconductor mechanical sensor
A semiconductor mechanical sensor having a new structure in which a S/N ratio is improved. In the central portion of a silicon substrate 1, a recess portion 2 is...
Electronic control apparatus having first microcomputer which forwards
externally supplied updating data to a...
An electronic control apparatus such as an ECU of a motor vehicle contains first and second microcomputers, with the first microcomputer having a substantially...
Batteryless tire inflation pressure detecting apparatus having minimum
influence on environment
A batteryless tire inflation pressure detecting apparatus includes, on the body of a vehicle, antennas and a transmitter transmitting radio waves through the...
Control device for controlling in-vehicle unit
A vehicular control device includes (i) situation detection units that detect situation of the vehicle, occupants, or a surrounding area; (ii) a storage unit for...
Automatic locking failsafe for vehicles with passive keys
A method of unlocking a vehicle, which includes initiating an auto-lock command, searching an area surrounding the vehicle for a valid key fob, and sending a...
Device for controlling power generated in vehicle
A device for controlling vehicle power generation that controls duty cycle of an excitation winding in a vehicle power generator and controls an output voltage...
Exhaust gas heat exchanger
A heat exchange core has a plurality of flat tubes laminated in a thickness direction, each flat tube defining an exhaust gas passage in which the exhaust gas...
Air/fuel ratio control system for internal combustion engine
An air/fuel ratio control system is provided for an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders and an air/fuel ratio sensor. The air/fuel ratio...
Internal combustion engine knock determination device and knock
An engine ECU executes a program including: the step of increasing a determination value by a correction amount if the number of knock intensities not lower than...
Power steering system for providing an enhanced indication of road
conditions or road information to the driver
In an electric power assisting system for a vehicle, a control unit receives an input shaft rotation angle detected by an input shaft rotation angle sensor and...
Throttle upstream pressure estimating apparatus and cylinder charged air
quantity calculating apparatus for...
In a non-critical pressure region where a pressure ratio [Pm/Pthrup(i-1)] of an intake air pressure Pm(throttle downstream pressure) detected by an intake air...
Method, system, and program product for checking control model and/or
A check system aims at checking at least one of a control model in which requested specifications for controlling a target are described and a control program...
Map data updating method
An information center has an all-road updating data and a main-road updating data. The all-road updating data is a difference of all roads extracted from an...
System and apparatus for drive assistance
A drive assistance system is provided for assisting an operation of a driver of a vehicle in a manner that does not cause disturbance for the driver, based on...
In-vehicle navigation apparatus
An in-vehicle navigation apparatus includes the following: a master road regulation data table which stores a master road regulation data to be associated with...
Traffic information management system
A management center analyzes probe information uploaded from an in-vehicle terminal mounted in each of multiple probe cars to thereby generate road traffic...
Onboard-equipment control apparatus and onboard-equipment control system
An onboard-equipment control apparatus controls activation of an onboard apparatus such as an air conditioner and termination of the operation of the onboard...
Handsfree apparatus including volume control
In a vehicular navigation system, "AT command +CIEV" is received from a cellular phone by a BLUETOOTH communications. The received "+CIEV" is determined to...
An electronic controller having a circuit board with an element disposed thereon, a base member with the circuit board adhered thereon and a lead terminal in an...
Method of inspecting a body having fine-gap grooves and method of
repairing the body
A molding die has through holes composed of feed holes and slit grooves for producing honeycomb structure bodies. The slit groove is formed in at least a part of...
Radar for use in vehicle
A radar system for use in a vehicle includes a transmission function for transmitting a transmission wave at a predetermined interval, a redirection function...
A warning system warns a driver of a vehicle that a vehicle location in a record of previously detected drive operation that indicates a violation of a safety...
A current sensor for measuring an electric current flowing through a conductor includes a ring shaped magnetic core, a bare semiconductor chip, and a case. The...
Apparatus for detecting charged state of secondary battery
A charged state detecting apparatus for a secondary battery is provided, which can suppress deterioration in the accuracy of detecting a charged state, such as...
Engine starter with protective function against over current
In a starter for starting an engine having a motor to which starting current is supplied from a battery, the motor has a field coil for forming a magnetic field...
Electronic apparatus with wiring plates fixed directly to columns to space
wiring circuit from base
An electronic apparatus includes metal wiring plates placed together in the same plane to provide a wiring circuit, electronic devices mounted to the wiring...
Semiconductor device having MOS transistor and protection diode and method
for designing the same
A semiconductor device includes: a MOS transistor; a protection diode; and a semiconductor substrate. The MOS transistor and the protection diode are disposed in...
Infrared gas sensing apparatus and method
An infrared gas sensing apparatus for sensing gas includes an infrared source for emitting infrared light, a wavelength tunable filter for selectively allows...
Semiconductor device for providing capacitive semiconductor sensor and
method for manufacturing capacitive...
A method for manufacturing a capacitive semiconductor sensor includes: forming a plurality of circuit chips in a wafer, wherein each circuit chip includes a pad...
Electronic device and manufacturing method of the same
An electronic device includes a printed circuit board with multiple lands and through holes and an electronic element with multiple terminals on the board. Each...
Pattern display device and game machine
A game machines has a back side display unit composed of reels for displaying back patterns, and a front side display unit composed of transparent EL panels for...
Apparatus and method of abnormality diagnosis for supercharging pressure
An opening of a waste gate vale is adjusted to control an actual supercharging pressure of intake air. Abnormality in a changing characteristic of the actual...
Impact absorbing device
An impact absorbing device has fixed discs and rotary discs alternately and coaxially disposed. Each disc has two surfaces, and two surfaces of each pair of...
Cylinder characteristic variation sensing device
A cylinder characteristic variation sensing device has a small injection controlling section that performs small injections sequentially in respective cylinders,...
Air-fuel ratio controller for an internal combustion engine and diagnosis
apparatus for intake sensors
A computer calculates an estimated cylinder-intake-air amount based on outputs from an airflow meter and a throttle position sensor, and then calculates a...
Internal combustion engine knock determination device
An engine ECU executes a program including the steps of: setting a knock waveform model corresponding to engine speed sensed by a crank position sensor;...