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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 | Date: 2015-02-16

A system for accessing functionality of a smart device in a vehicle. The system includes a connection system for connecting the smart device to a vehicle system. A vehicle interface is configured to access functionality of the smart device when the smart device is connected to the vehicle system. A controller of the vehicle interface is configured to access and control functionality of the smart device when the smart device is connected to the vehicle system.


Patent
Denso | Date: 2015-07-09

The present teachings provide for a catalytic converter for modifying the composition of exhaust gas of an engine. The catalytic converter includes a housing, a substrate body, and a first layer of catalyst material. The housing can define an inlet for receiving the exhaust gas from the engine, a main chamber in fluid communication with the inlet, and an outlet in fluid communication with the main chamber for exhausting the modified exhaust gas. The substrate body can be disposed within the central chamber and can define a plurality of flow channels. The flow channels can provide fluid communication between the inlet and the outlet. The first layer of catalyst material can provide a first section of the flow channels with a first overall wall thickness that is greater than a second overall wall thickness of a second section of the flow channels.


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.

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