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Denso Corporation is a global automotive components manufacturer headquartered in the city of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.After becoming independent from Toyota Motors, Nippon Denso Co. Ltd. was founded in 1949. Despite being a part of Toyota Group of companies, as of 2014, sales to Toyota Group accounts for less than 50% of the total revenue . Since 2009, Denso is the world's biggest auto-parts manufacturer by revenue.As of 2013 Denso Corporation consisted of 184 subsidiaries with a total of 132,276 employees. The company is further escalating its global production structure by establishing manufacturing complexes in India, Mexico and Indonesia in order to accommodate further global demand for their products. In 2013 Denso was listed at #242 on the Fortune 500 list with a total revenue of $43.1 billion. Wikipedia.


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An air-conditioning system for a vehicle includes a switching heat exchanger. The switching heat exchanger includes a heat exchanger core, a receiver tank, and a switch valve. The switch valve may be arranged between the heat exchanger core and the receiver tank to control the flow of refrigerant. A controller can be configured to control the switch valve in an access position during a cooling mode and a bypass position during a heating mode. In the access position, the heat exchanger core is in communication with the receiver tank such that the refrigerant flows from a primary region of the heat exchanger core to the receiver tank. In the bypass position, the heat exchanger core is in communication with its outlet such that the refrigerant from the primary region flows out from the switching heat exchanger.


Patent
Yamaha and Denso | Date: 2017-01-11

A straddled-vehicle authentication system and a straddled vehicle are provided that achieve a suppression of an increase in power consumption while performing an authentication in the straddled vehicle using a portable device, and that also achieve a suppression of an increase in the size of the straddled vehicle which may otherwise result from an increase in the size of a battery. The straddled-vehicle authentication system is configured such that its state is switchable from an OFF state (Q2), through at least an authentication verifying state (Q3) and an authentication verified state (Q4), to a power-unit ON state (Q5). The authentication verifying state (Q3) is a state entered by a transition from the OFF state (Q2), the transition caused by a displacement of a main operation part, the displacement caused in response to a load applied to the main operation part in the OFF state (Q2). The authentication verifying state (Q3) is a state in which an authentication control unit performs an authentication verifying operation. The authentication verified state (Q4) is a state entered by a transition from the authentication verifying state (Q3), the transition caused by a displacement of the main operation part, the displacement caused in response to a load applied to the main operation part in a state where the authentication performed by the authentication control unit has been verified in the authentication verifying state (Q3). The authentication verified state (Q4) is a state in which a power source of a power unit control unit is off and the authentication performed by the authentication control unit has been verified.


Device for fastening an actuator to a support, including an actuator (1) and a support (10) comprising a mounting seat (11) into which the actuator (1) can be fitted by axial insertion and subsequent rotation. The mounting seat (11) comprises a bottom wall (12) and a plurality of stop members (15) protruding from the bottom wall (12), each of which is adapted to receive a corresponding fastening area (4) of the casing (2) of the actuator (1). The mounting seat (11) comprises a perimetral wall (14) arranged around the mounting seat (11), with which wall the stop members (15) are integrally formed. The fastening device further comprises a spring element (20) formed on the bottom wall (12) and/or on the perimetral wall (14) of the mounting seat (11). The spring element (20) is engaged by the casing (2) during the axial insertion of the actuator (1), and springs back on completion of the rotation of the casing (2), to rotationally lock the casing (2) between the spring element (20) and the perimetral wall (14) and/or the stop members (15) of the mounting seat (11).


Double-cable movement transmission device, comprising a base (22) provided with a circular seat (30), in the centre of which a shank part (32) having a through-hole (34) is formed, and a rotating pulley (24) comprising a hub part (50) extending inside the through-hole (34) and a collar part (52) concentric with the hub part (50) and extending inside the circular seat (30). An assembly for marking the angular positions of the pulley is arranged inside the circular seat (30), said marking assembly comprising a circular sliding track (62, 62, 62) formed on a radially outer surface of the collar part (52) of the rotating pulley (24), a plurality of notches (64, 64, 64) angularly spaced from one another being formed on the sliding track, and a mounting seat (76, 76, 76) for a spring element (74) adapted to engage the sliding track (64, 64, 64), the mounting seat being formed on a bottom wall (35) of the circular seat (30).


A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are code blocks composed of a plurality of cells, a first specific pattern specifying the positions of the cells, and a second specific pattern separating the code blocks from a background of the code. The first specific pattern is located at a specified corner of the rectangular region. The second specific pattern is located along one or more of first borders along which the first specific pattern is located, the first borders being part of the borders of the rectangular region. The code blocks include error-correction code blocks, which are located along second borders which are different from a border of the borders along which the second specific pattern is located. The second borders are part of the borders. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.


A motor which is capable of realizing further space saving and cost reduction. A cylindrical outer rotor 11 is rotatable around a central axis CL thereof. A plurality of magnets 13 are arranged at equal intervals on an inner circumferential surface of the outer rotor 11. Three Hall elements 15 to 17 are arranged to oppose the respective magnets 13 and detect switching of magnetic poles caused by movement of the respective magnets 13 passing through each vicinity of the Hall elements 15 to 17 when the outer rotor 11 rotates. The Hall element 17 is comprised of a linear Hall element that outputs a linear signal representing a linear change of a magnetic flux density caused by movement of the respective magnets 13. One of the respective magnets 13 is arranged offset along the central axis CL as compared to the other magnets 13.


Patent
Denso | Date: 2017-03-08

An information code reader is provided to read an information code, such as a QR code (registered trademark). In this reader, a marker light irradiating unit (22) is provided in a position farther away from a reading opening (13) than a reflective mirror (24) is, and disposed such that an optical axis (Lgm) of a marker light (Lm) is parallel to an optical axis (Lgr) that is a center of an imaging area of a light receiving sensor (23) and the marker light (Lm) is close to (or in proximity to) an upper edge (outer edge) of the reflective mirror (24).


Patent
Denso | Date: 2017-04-19

An RFID reader-writer includes a housing (20) in which an antenna (16) and a wireless tag processor (13) are housed. The housing (20) includes a front surface (30), a rear surface (40) facing the front surface (30), and plural side surfaces (21 to 24) connected to the front surface (30) and the rear surface (40). A reading surface (31) and a front-side gripping surface (32) are formed on the front surface (30). The antenna (16) is disposed at a position inside the housing (20) which faces the reading surface (31), in such a manner that the antenna (16) can transmit and receive electromagnetic waves via the reading surface (31). A part of the rear rear surface (40) which faces the front-side gripping surface (32) is formed as a rear-side gripping surface (42). The front-side gripping surface (32) and the rear-side gripping surface (42) are configured as a handgrip (50) for gripping the RFID reader-writer with a thumb and a finger.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: GV-2-2014 | Award Amount: 6.39M | Year: 2015

Optimised energy management and use (OPTEMUS) represents an opportunity for overcoming one of the biggest barriers towards large scale adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid cars: range limitation due to limited storage capacity of electric batteries. The OPTEMUS project proposes to tackle this bottleneck by leveraging low energy consumption and energy harvesting through a holistic vehicle-occupant-centred approach, considering space, cost and complexity requirements. Specifically, OPTEMUS intends to develop a number of innovative core technologies (Integrated thermal management system comprising the compact refrigeration unit and the compact HVAC unit, battery housing and insulation as thermal and electric energy storage, thermal energy management control unit, regenerative shock absorbers) and complementary technologies (localised conditioning, comprising the smart seat with implemented TED and the smart cover panels, PV panels) combined with intelligent controls (eco-driving and eco-routing strategies, predictive cabin preconditioning strategy with min. energy consumption, electric management strategy). The combined virtual and real-life prototyping and performance assessment in a state of the art, on-the-market A-segment electric vehicle (Fiat 500e) of this package of technologies will allow demonstrating a minimum of 32% of energy consumption reduction for component cooling and 60% for passenger comfort, as well as an additional 15% being available for traction, leading to an increase of the driving range in extreme weather conditions of at least 44 km (38%) in a hot ambient (\35C and 40% rH) and 63 km (70%) in a cold ambient (-10C and 90% rH).


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 2.57M | Year: 2015

In a project co-funded by Innovate UK, Perkins Engines Company Ltd, DENSO Marston Ltd, AVID Technology Ltd and Imperial College London are collaborating to demonstrate a highly efficient diesel-electric hybrid powertrain in which waste heat energy from the engine is recovered through an Organic Rankine Cycle system. When coupled with electrification of the engine’s ancillary devices (coolant and oil pumps for example) to reduce the parasitic loads on the engine, the system is expected to deliver significant fuel consumption reductions over real-world operating conditions. This £5.2M, 3-year project encompasses software, hardware, and control system design and development, and will culminate with a heavy duty on-engine demonstration. System cost, performance and packaging will be targeted to meet requirements of selected on-road and off-road applications. The project was launched in January 2015.

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