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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.


Patent
Denso and Denso Corporation | Date: 2015-01-15

The present disclosure discloses a rooftop air conditioning unit for a bus or other vehicle. The air conditioning unit includes a frame, a condenser section mounted on the frame and a HVAC section mounted on the frame. The condenser section is positioned along a central longitudinal axis of the air conditioning unit, and the HVAC section is positioned in a distributed way on the two opposite sides of the condenser section and comprises at least one pair of HVAC modules, each of which includes a box-shaped base of plastic material mounted on the frame, inside which a respective blower, evaporator and heater are mounted.


Patent
Denso | Date: 2015-07-13

A card reader to read information in an integrated circuit (IC) card includes a housing, a first antenna, a control circuit, a switch unit, and a third antenna. The first antenna is disposed inside of the housing. The control circuit is to communicate with the IC card within a communication range of the first antenna and perform at least a process that acquires data from a memory in the IC card. The switch unit is provided to the housing and includes a radio frequency (RF) tag that includes a second antenna. The third antenna is disposed inside of the housing. The switch unit functions as a switch that performs a predetermined function by causing the RF tag to communicate with the control circuit via the second antenna and the third antenna when a predetermined condition is satisfied.


Patent
Denso | Date: 2015-07-13

A card reader to read information in an integrated circuit (IC) card includes a housing, a first antenna, a control circuit, and a switch unit. The first antenna is disposed inside of the housing to communicate with the IC card. The control circuit communicates with the IC card within a communication range of the first antenna and performs at least a process that acquires data from a memory in the IC card. The switch unit includes a radio frequency (RF) tag having a second antenna and functions as a switch that performs a predetermined function by causing the RF tag to communicate with the control circuit via the second antenna and the first antenna when a predetermined condition is satisfied. The second antenna of the switch unit is in a side lobe of the first antenna.


Patent
Denso | Date: 2015-09-24

A battery system for a vehicle may include a battery pack and a switch device. The battery pack may include a plurality of batteries for providing power to devices in the vehicle. The switch device includes a plurality of switches that are electrically coupled to each of the batteries of the battery pack. The switches are operable to control each of the batteries of the battery pack. For example, two or more batteries of the battery pack may be coupled in series or in parallel, and/or a single battery may be controlled independently from the other batteries.


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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