Honda Patents

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. develops, produces and manufactures motor products, including engines, scooters, motorcycles, passenger cars, light trucks, and power tools and products. It markets its automobile products under the Honda and Acura brands. The company also provides financing to support the sale of its products.

Honda Patents by Type

  • Honda Patents Granted: Honda patents that have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Honda Patent Applications: Honda patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Patent number: 9551327
    Abstract: A power generation switch apparatus including multiple switch keys, a power generation apparatus that is driven to perform power generation by an operation force applied to the multiple switch keys, multiple switches being supplied with an electric power generated by the power generation apparatus and performing a switching movement by an operation of the multiple switch keys, and a switch signal transmission circuit being driven by the electric power from the power generation apparatus and outputting multiple switch signals that are different from each other in correspondence with the switching movement of the multiple switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Toshio Kaneko, Nobutaka Tsuneyoshi, Hidetaka Umeoka
  • Patent number: 9527442
    Abstract: A driver dangerous driving reporting device (100) is provided with a danger prediction unit (30) and a danger reporting unit (40). The danger predicting unit (30) associates a driver inside a vehicle with a subject outside the vehicle, and on the basis of a single image simultaneously representing the driver (subject outside vehicle), is capable of predicting dangerous driving of the vehicle by the driver. When dangerous driving by the driver is predicted by the danger prediction unit (30), the danger reporting unit (40) is capable of reporting the dangerous driving by the driver to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Patent number: 9525206
    Abstract: A DBF antenna unit including one or more transmitting antennas and a plurality of receiving antennas arranged at a predetermined interval in a horizontal scanning direction. Each of the transmitting antennas and the receiving antennas includes a waveguide provided with a corner bend and a horn expanding in a pyramid-like shape from one end of the waveguide. The other ends of the waveguides of all the transmitting antennas and the receiving antennas are placed on the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Abe, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9483692
    Abstract: A gesture recognition apparatus capable of recognizing a hand by means of a binary image regardless of direction of light contacting the hand. A binarizing processing section binarizes an input image from a camera to a hand recognizing section to prepare a first binary image by a predetermined method. A rebinarizing processing section only rebinarizes a predetermined area of the input image to prepare a second binary image. A contraction processing section performs a contraction processing on the second binary image. The rebinarizing processing can increase the possibility of recognizing the hand by classifying a portion of the hand that was classified into black in the first binary image into white. The hand is determined to be recognizable if the hand can be recognized in the first binary image and/or in the second binary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: NIPPON SYSTEMWARE CO., LTD., HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kondou, Teruo Uchimura, Shinichi Horisaki, Atsuki Kakinuma, Toshiaki Hosogai
  • Patent number: 9476726
    Abstract: A navigation device 10 comprises: position detecting means 11 for determining the current position of a user from the absolute position in longitude and latitude by using the electric waves coming from a plurality of artificial satellites going around the earth; storage means 14 for storing the coordinates in longitude and latitude of nodes, as obtained by setting a starting point and a final place, on a scheduled route; display means 12 for displaying the current position and the scheduled route; and control means 16 for controlling the display on the display means 12 by converting the angular data of the absolute positions and the coordinates into distance data while making corrections according to the current position, and by calculating an element between the nodes thereby to calculate whether or not the current position is on the scheduled route, in dependence upon whether or not the distance between the element and the current position is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignees: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD., HONDA GIKEN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Morita, Shinichi Kawada, Eiichi Murohashi
  • Publication number: 20160304034
    Abstract: A garnish for a vehicle includes a vehicle exterior garnish section facing the outside of a vehicle body and a vehicle interior garnish section facing the inside of a passenger compartment, wherein the vehicle interior garnish section has a panel opposing surface (14) opposite to an opening edge of a vehicle external side of an opening section (6) of a vehicle body panel (5) and an interior surface (13) facing the inside of the passenger compartment through the opening section (6), and the vehicle exterior garnish section is installed at the vehicle external side of the vehicle interior garnish section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Aizawa, Hiroyuki Hatori
  • Publication number: 20160251890
    Abstract: A portable device includes a reservation setting device which stores an automatic door opening command for automatically opening a door, and in a case where the portable device is moved close to a vehicle and authentication is established between the portable device and a door opening-closing control unit, the door opening-closing control unit automatically opens the door when receiving the automatic door opening command stored in the reservation setting device from the portable device. Accordingly, for example, in a case where a driver leaves the vehicle and then needs to return to the vehicle while holding an unexpectedly large amount of goods, the driver operates the portable device and reserves the automatic door opening command before returning to the vehicle so as to be able to automatically open the door when returning to the vehicle, and convenience is thereby improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Hiroto Sakai
  • Patent number: 9428151
    Abstract: Provided is a system capable of reducing production costs. The system (on-board device) comprises an acquisition unit provided in a vehicle and comprising a camera unit that captures images and/or a microphone unit that captures sound; and an error detection unit that detects vehicle errors. The system sends the acquisition results from the acquisition unit, such as images and sound, to outside the vehicle in conjunction with a mobile information terminal provided in the vehicle, when the error detection unit has detected an error. Ideally, the mobile information terminal has a rechargeable battery unit and the acquisition unit and/or the error detection unit have power supplied thereto from the battery unit in the mobile information terminal, and can operate thereby. Also, the error detection unit ideally changes the error detection mode in accordance with the state of the battery unit in the mobile information terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Patent number: 9426553
    Abstract: A microphone array arrangement structure in a vehicle cabin is provided with multiple microphones arranged in a convex line. The microphones include a first microphone, and the direction of the axis of the first microphone faces the mouth of the driver. The microphone array arrangement structure is provided with covers housing the microphones and having multiple holes. The front surface of the covers form a convexly curved line, and each of the microphones is fixed inside of a cover to correspond to one of the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shiro Iwai, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Hiroshi Tsujino
  • Publication number: 20160207474
    Abstract: A vehicle decoration structure for decorating a design surface (25a) in a cabin (11) is such that on the design surface (25a), there is formed a first decoration layer (1) with a first pattern (31a) that is visually recognizable with natural light. In a part of an upper surface of the first decoration layer (31), a light-accumulating material (32) having light-accumulating property and shaped in a second pattern is disposed. On upper surface of the first decoration layer (31) and the light-accumulating material (32), a second decoration layer (33) having a fluorescence pattern (33a) is formed using a fluorescence paint having no light-accumulating property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Akira Kumada
  • Publication number: 20160206053
    Abstract: In a component-securing device, in a state in which a base member is secured to a component by the engagement of an engagement portion of a clip to a to-be-engaged portion of a joining pin, pushing a pair of pressing portions in an outer peripheral portion of the clip in a direction (see arrow A) of approaching each other makes the outer peripheral portion deform and a pair of joining pin insertion portions move in a direction of moving away from each other, and engagement between the engagement portion of the clip and the to-be-engaged portion of the joining pin is released, thereby enabling the clip to be polled out from the joining pin. Merely deforming the outer peripheral portion of the clip inward enables the engagement with the joining pin to be released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazutaka MITSUO, Ryoichi ADACHI, Masanori SEO
  • Publication number: 20160174721
    Abstract: A cushion includes a first cushion portion, a second cushion portion, and a connecting portion interconnecting the first cushion portion and the second cushion portion such that the first cushion portion and the second cushion portion are brought to an open position to unfold the cushion. The first cushion portion and the second cushion are movable to a closed position to fold the cushion along the connecting portion into a generally rectangular parallelepiped. The connecting portion is provided along one corner of the generally rectangular parallelepiped and interconnects one end of a first surface of the first cushion portion and one end of a first surface of the second cushion portion. An inclining surface of the first cushion portion and an inclining surface of the second cushion portion are both planar surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kubota, Kazumichi Hamaguchi, Hideyuki Suzuki, Ryo Abe
  • Patent number: 9372260
    Abstract: An object detecting device includes a signal transmitting and receiving unit configured to generate an intermediate frequency signal based on a transmission signal and a reception signal which is a reflected wave thereof, a processing unit configured to determine that an image of a target peak frequency is a virtual image based on noise when it is determined that a peak frequency of predetermined n times the target peak frequency is not present in information based on the intermediate frequency signal generated by the signal transmitting and receiving unit and to detect an object based on the determination result, where n is an integer of 2 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ELESYS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kambe
  • Patent number: 9371028
    Abstract: A vehicle towing apparatus 1 includes a wheel cradle 5 provided on a rear of a automobile 2 serving as a towing vehicle and holds a front wheel 7 serving as a wheel of a vehicle 6 to be towed in the wheel cradle 5, the wheel cradle 5 including two arm members 21, 21 forming a space receiving a width of the front wheel 7 in a lateral direction, the each arm member 21 connecting a first end thereof to the automobile 2 with an attachment body 4 and connecting a second end to each other, thereby forming a closed holding region 24 holding the lower portion of the front wheel 7 to be inserted therein. Therefore, the structure of the wheel cradle 5 can be simplified, and the front wheel 7 can be stably held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Misono
  • Patent number: 9346386
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat reducing a load on a mat main body. The vehicle floor mat includes at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a vertical rotating knob, and the second fastening member includes: an insertion receiving section for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and engaged therewith; and upper and lower half bodies sandwiching the mat main body and being connected to each other through a half body connecting portion for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and at least one outer connecting portion disposed outside the half body connecting portion provided around the insertion receiving section, thus improving a connecting strength between the upper and lower half bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: HONDA ACCESS CORP., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9347474
    Abstract: A clip for attaching a mounting component to a base component, and the clip comprises: a pin including a head portion for engaging the mounting component, and a shaft portion which is contiguous to the head portion, and a lock pins which extends downward from the head portion; and a grommet including a flange and a shank contiguous to the flange and partially defining an aperture operable to receive the pin in one of a temporary fitted position and a permanent fitted position; and wherein the temporary fitted position, the lock pin abuts a recessed portion in the grommet for maintaining the temporary fitted position, and wherein in the permanent fitted position, the lock pin collapses on the inside, and is contained on the inside of the shank portion of the grommet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: NEWFREY LLC, HONDA GIKEN KOGYO CO, LTD
    Inventors: Suguru Mizukoshi, Mii Miyazaki, Toshiya Ohba
  • Patent number: 9323999
    Abstract: An image recognition device includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image, and an object recognition unit configured to extract feature points from the image acquired by the image acquiring unit, to detect coordinates of the extracted feature points in a three-dimensional spatial coordinate system, and to determine a raster scan region which is used to recognize a target object based on the detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Akimoto, Junji Kanamoto
  • Publication number: 20160101717
    Abstract: Provided is a floor mat fastening structure capable of preventing a circumferential edge portion of a mat main body from rising. This structure is to fasten a mat main body laid on a vehicle floor. A fastening member(s) are provided on a rear circumferential edge of the mat main body. The front end region of this fastening member is provided with an insertion portion having a cutout opening section. The fastening member is sandwiched between the vehicle floor and a foot bracket fixed on the vehicle floor such that the rising of the mat main body due to a long period of use can be restricted, thereby ensuring the quality of the product. Each fastening member is formed into the shape of a sheet, and has a flat upper and lower surfaces. Thus, the fastening member can be easily inserted in between the vehicle floor and the foot bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shinpei Takenaka, Shinnosuke Takeda
  • Publication number: 20160076757
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes: a light source; a sealed housing accommodating the light source therein; and an aiming screw rotatably supported in a through-hole which extends through the housing. Therefore, an optical axis of light emitted from the light source can be adjusted by rotating the aiming screw. A breathing passage communicating inside and outside of the housing with each other is provided inside the aiming screw, so that it is unnecessary to separately provide a breathing passage, thereby enabling decrease in the number of parts, and simplification of the structure. Accordingly, breathing of the housing of the lighting apparatus is achieved using a simple and compact structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Kunihiko Seki
  • Publication number: 20160059756
    Abstract: A side support cover for application to a vehicle seat having a backrest part is disclosed. The side support cover includes left and right cover bodies for covering respective left and right side supports, and left and right lace members with one ends attached to the respective cover bodies. The left and right lace members are connected to the left and right cover bodies at a point positioned in the vicinity of boundaries between the lace members and the side supports. The backrest part has through-holes extending through the backrest part in a front-back direction. The lace members are passed through the respective through-holes in a state of being tensioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsuhashi, Takumi Kobayashi, Hiroshi Ando
  • Patent number: 9250318
    Abstract: An on-board radar apparatus includes a transmission wave generating unit configured to generate a first modulated wave, a second modulated wave, and a third modulated wave which are different from each other, a transmitting antenna configured to transmit a transmission wave based on the first modulated wave, the second modulated wave, and the third modulated wave, a receiving antenna unit configured to receive a reception wave arriving by allowing the transmission wave to be reflected by an object, and an azimuth detecting unit configured to detect a signal based on the first modulated wave, the second modulated wave, and the third modulated wave from the reception, wave and to detect an azimuth of the object based on the detected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ELESYS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Itaru Izumi
  • Patent number: 9248791
    Abstract: An in-vehicle battery charging system adaptable to a wide variety of objects to be charged. A charging system 1 includes a battery charger 3 with a built-in primary coil 2 used to charge an object 7 with a secondary coil 5 and a rechargeable battery 6. By allowing the battery charger 3 and the object 7 to come close to each other, the rechargeable battery 6 is charged through an electromagnetic inductive action between the coils. The battery charger 3, provided in a vehicle instrumental panel 4, includes a slider assembly 23 for adjusting a position of the secondary coil 5 of the object 7 with respect to the primary coil 2 of the battery charger 3. This slider assembly 23 enables a positional relationship between the coils to be properly adjusted, enabling a proper charge condition to be maintained for a variety of objects to be charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Misono
  • Patent number: 9208686
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle rear monitor displaying an image suitable for backing a vehicle, without requiring a switching operation. A rear camera mounted on a vehicle captures an image of a rear side of the vehicle, such image being processed to generate a top-down or perspective view displayed on an image output unit. The vehicle rear monitor comprises an image display control unit for setting a displayed image. When a gear detection unit has detected that a back gear is selected through a transmission, an image switching unit allows a predetermined top-down or perspective view to be displayed on the image output unit. When the gear detection unit has detected that the back gear is again selected after being thrown out, the image switching unit allows the image output unit to display the top-down or perspective view displayed before the back gear is thrown out, or a desired view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Yoshito Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 9185550
    Abstract: A vehicle wireless communication apparatus, including: a first portable device; a second portable device; a first receiver; a second receiver; a control apparatus; an in-vehicle communication network; and a relay unit, wherein, on receiving first directive data transmitted from the first portable device, the first receiver transmits first identification data of the first portable device to the relay unit; on receiving second directive data transmitted from the second portable device, the second receiver transmits second identification data of the second portable device to the relay unit; and on receiving the first identification data transmitted from the first portable device or the second identification data transmitted from the second portable device, the relay unit transmits more-recently received data to the control apparatus as identification data continuously at predetermined regular intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Katsuyasu Yamane, Shinichi Ueda, Hiroto Sakai, Masahiko Takagi
  • Publication number: 20150298630
    Abstract: A system (e.g., a monitoring device) for monitoring a first battery (e.g., a vehicle battery) provided in a vehicle is provided with a monitoring unit for monitoring the electric state of the first battery (e.g., the vehicle battery) capable of starting a motor of the vehicle; and a power supply unit that is a second battery for supplying electric power to the monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may determine whether or not the motor is stopped, and when the motor is stopped, the monitoring unit may monitor, as the electric state of the first battery, e.g., the voltage of the first battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Publication number: 20150291093
    Abstract: A driver dangerous driving reporting device (100) is provided with a danger prediction unit (30) and a danger reporting unit (40). The danger predicting unit (30) associates a driver inside a vehicle with a subject outside the vehicle, and on the basis of a single image simultaneously representing the driver (subject outside vehicle), is capable of predicting dangerous driving of the vehicle by the driver. When dangerous driving by the driver is predicted by the danger prediction unit (30), the danger reporting unit (40) is capable of reporting the dangerous driving by the driver to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Publication number: 20150266428
    Abstract: In a vehicle article holder detachably attached to vehicle equipment having a gripped portion and being installed at a predetermined position inside a vehicle, the holder includes a holder main body having a holding portion capable of detachably holding an article; a fixation body adjacent to and fixed to the main body and having a clamping portion capable of clamping part of the gripped portion of the equipment; and a lever body connected to the fixation body to be able to open and close the clamping portion. The fixation body, lever body, and main body are formed in such shapes that, in a state where an arbitrary part of the gripped portion is clamped by the clamping portion, another part thereof can be manually gripped. Accordingly, even when the holder is fixed to the gripped portion, a grip function of the gripped portion is not impaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Kaori Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9136605
    Abstract: An antenna device includes antennas, each of which includes antenna elements arranged in a longitudinal direction, arranged side by side in a transverse direction intersecting the longitudinal direction, wherein an interval between the antennas arranged side by side in the transverse direction is approximately 2? where ? is a free space wavelength corresponding to an operating frequency, and each of the antenna elements includes a horn formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Abe
  • Publication number: 20150217728
    Abstract: Provided is a system capable of reducing production costs. The system (on-board device) comprises an acquisition unit provided in a vehicle and comprising a camera unit that captures images and/or a microphone unit that captures sound; and an error detection unit that detects vehicle errors. The system sends the acquisition results from the acquisition unit, such as images and sound, to outside the vehicle in conjunction with a mobile information terminal provided in the vehicle, when the error detection unit has detected an error. Ideally, the mobile information terminal has a rechargeable battery unit and the acquisition unit and/or the error detection unit have power supplied thereto from the battery unit in the mobile information terminal, and can operate thereby. Also, the error detection unit ideally changes the error detection mode in accordance with the state of the battery unit in the mobile information terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Patent number: 9097797
    Abstract: An antenna device includes transmitting units each of which includes elements arranged parallel to a baseline, wherein the transmitting units are arranged side-by-side in a first direction and stepwisedly with steps in a second direction in a first region and a second region, the first direction being perpendicular to the baseline, the second direction being parallel to the baseline, the first region and the second region being partitioned by the baseline, and transmitting units positioned more remotely from the baseline being positioned further in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Abe
  • Patent number: 9097801
    Abstract: An obstacle detection apparatus includes a transmission antenna transmitting radio waves, a reception antenna receiving radio waves transmitted to and reflected by an obstacle, an obstacle detection unit configured to detect the obstacle based on the received radio waves, a false detection determination unit configured to determine presence or absence of a false detection characteristic, which is set in advance, with regard to the detected obstacle, a camera capturing an image, and an obstacle existence determination unit configured to determine, based on the image captured by the camera, presence or absence of the obstacle on which it is determined that the false detection characteristic is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kambe, Kazuyuki Sekine
  • Patent number: 9098750
    Abstract: A gradient estimation apparatus includes a feature point extracting unit configured to extract feature points on an image captured by an imaging unit, an object detecting unit configured to detect image regions indicating objects from the image captured by the imaging unit, and a gradient calculating unit configured to calculate a gradient of the road surface on which the objects are located, based on the coordinates of the feature points extracted by the feature point extracting unit in the image regions indicating the objects detected by the object detecting unit and the amounts of movements of the coordinates of the feature points over a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Azuma
  • Publication number: 20150203014
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat reducing a load on a mat main body. The vehicle floor mat includes at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a vertical rotating knob, and the second fastening member includes: an insertion receiving section for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and engaged therewith; and upper and lower half bodies sandwiching the mat main body and being connected to each other through a half body connecting portion for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and at least one outer connecting portion disposed outside the half body connecting portion provided around the insertion receiving section, thus improving a connecting strength between the upper and lower half bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicants: HONDA ACCESS CORP., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150206535
    Abstract: Provided is a speech recognition device that executes a speech recognition method capable of improving speech recognition accuracy. The speech recognition device includes a trigger generation unit for generating a trigger signal on the basis of at least mouth movement and a speech recognition unit which extracts a sound signal on the basis of the trigger signal and starts speech recognition for speech in the extracted sound signal. When the trigger generation unit is generating a trigger signal solely on the basis of opening of the mouth, the trigger generation unit generates the trigger signal so as to precede the opening of the mouth by a predetermined period. Alternatively, when the trigger generation unit is generating a trigger signal on the basis of opening of the mouth and changes in eye orientation, the trigger generation unit generates the trigger signal from the moment any of the above occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Patent number: 9064182
    Abstract: An image recognition device includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image, and an object recognition unit configured to calculate gradient directions and gradient values of intensity of the image acquired by the image acquiring unit, to scan the gradient values of each acquired gradient direction with a window, to calculate a rectangular feature value, and to recognize a target object using a classifier based on the rectangular feature value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Mitsui, Hiroyuki Akimoto, Junji Kanamoto
  • Patent number: 9041596
    Abstract: An on-board multibeam radar apparatus includes a plurality of beam elements that constitute an antenna transmitting a transmission wave and receiving an incoming wave reflected by and arriving from a target in response to the transmission wave, and a processing unit configured to apply a Fourier transformation to beam element data which are data of a received wave received through the plurality of beam elements based on the number of elements and the element interval of a desired virtual array antenna so as to create virtual array data, and to perform a predetermined process based on the created virtual array data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: National University Corporation Shizuoka University, Honda Elesys Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kuwahara, Junji Kanamoto, Hiroyuki Kamo
  • Patent number: 9033207
    Abstract: An electronic component unit manufacturing method includes: preparing a circuit board including a heat generating element mounted thereon and a bonding metal foil layer formed thereon, a heat transfer board including an insulative layer formed on one face thereof and a heat transfer metal foil layer formed on the insulative layer, and a heat sink; applying a cream solder to form a solder layer on the board bonding metal foil layer or the heat transfer metal foil layer; superimposing the bonding metal foil layer and the heat transfer metal foil layer with each other via the solder layer; re-melting the solder layer to solder the bonding metal foil layer and the heat transfer metal foil layer; and superimposing the other face of the heat transfer board with the heat sink to thereby assemble the circuit board with the heat sink via the heat transfer board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA ELESYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Yamashita, Tamotsu Teshima, Amane Murao, Hiroshi Ishizaki, Takashi Honda, Hitoshi Kuroyanagi, Tomoyuki Masubuchi
  • Patent number: 9016756
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat reducing a load on a mat main body. The vehicle floor mat includes at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a vertical rotating knob, and the second fastening member includes: an insertion receiving section for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and engaged therewith; and upper and lower half bodies sandwiching the mat main body and being connected to each other through a half body connecting portion for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and at least one outer connecting portion disposed outside the half body connecting portion provided around the insertion receiving section, thus improving a connecting strength between the upper and lower half bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Honda Access Corp., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9020566
    Abstract: A system to link a mobile device with a vehicle on-board unit includes an interface section that allows communication between the mobile device and the on-board unit, a linkage determining section that, on the basis of information obtained by the interface section, determines whether or not the mobile device and the on-board unit are linked together, a vehicle travel determining section that determines whether or not the vehicle is in motion, an application start control section that starts a launcher application provided on the mobile device, the launcher application being configured to restrict use of a registered application of the mobile device while the vehicle is in motion, and an illumination control section that causes a screen of a display section of the mobile device turn off when the launcher application is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 8964058
    Abstract: An on-board camera system includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image around a vehicle, a wide-angle image generation unit configured to generate a wide-angle image of a desired size by performing reduction processing of the image obtained by the imaging unit, a standard image generation unit configured to generate a standard image of the desired size by extracting an image of a predetermined region from the image obtained by the imaging unit such that an optical axis of the image and the image size are the same as those of the wide-angle image, and an application processing unit configured to execute application processing using each of the wide-angle image and the standard image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Otuka
  • Patent number: 8960752
    Abstract: There is provided an interior decorative resin component allowing mounting holes to be further precisely bored on a mounting portion thereof without using a pattern paper. This interior decorative resin component comprises a mounting portion to be fixed to a pocket section of an instrument panel inside a vehicle, and an auxiliary portion having a shape conformable to the pocket section with a three-dimensional shape. This interior decorative resin component can be applied to even more types of vehicles due to an improved merchantability thereof. Particularly, the interior decorative resin component is easily mounted in a sense that positioning procedures thereof are reduced by a significant degree by not using a pattern paper, thus minimizing variations in the precisions of positioning performed by each worker. Further, costs spent on the pattern paper and parts such as jigs or the like can thus be omitted to improve a profit ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Enoki
  • Publication number: 20150042798
    Abstract: An in-vehicle camera that is provided with a substrate, a camera body, a housing including the substrate and the camera body. The substrate is provided with the opening, and the camera body is attached to the position of the opening of the substrate. Furthermore, the camera body is included in the housing, with a part thereof inserted into the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoya Takeda
  • Publication number: 20150013862
    Abstract: A window cover for an automobile integrally includes: a front sheet to cover an outer surface of an automobile windshield; and a pair of side sheets to cover outer surfaces of left and right front door glasses, respectively. The side sheets are fixed to a vehicle body by a fixing device. The device includes a plate-shaped tab fixed to a rear edge of each side sheet. The tab is fixed by being inserted into a clearance between a rear edge of each of the front door glasses and a front edge of a rear door glass of a rear door placed rearward of the rear edge. Accordingly, convenience is improved because the cover can be easily attached to the vehicle body with the front and rear doors remaining closed, and workability is not deteriorated because the cover is not twisted or entwined when the front doors are opened or closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nomura, Daisuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150015706
    Abstract: A vehicle exterior image capturing device is provided with a detecting unit, such as a sensor microphone and a sensor camera, that detects a predetermined change n conditions of an occupant in a compartment of a vehicle, an exterior image capturing unit that continuously images the exterior of the vehicle compartment and generates a series of exterior images, and a storage unit that stores a part of the series of exterior images when the predetermined occupant's condition change is detected by the detecting unit. The vehicle exterior image capturing device may further include an interior image capturing unit that continuously images the interior of the vehicle compartment and generates a series of interior images. In the latter case, the storage unit also stores a part of the series of interior images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hatori, Fumihiko Aizawa, Tomohisa Kato, Tokio Isono, Yasuyo Mitsumori
  • Publication number: 20150010348
    Abstract: A structure securely attaches a component to an opening portion in a plate-shaped member without stripping or turning over the member. Each of a pair of mount members includes a first engagement portion engaged with a rear surface of the plate-shaped member and a second engagement portion engaged with the component. The component includes projecting portions to be fitted between the mount members, thus the component can be fixed against coming off by engagement of the second engagement portion and the component. The projecting portions inhibit the mount members engaged with the opening portion from moving, thereby preventing the mount members from coming off the opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuya Takita, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Patent number: D723402
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: D724978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Abe, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: D727761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Abe, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: D765572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Masaru Umehara
  • Patent number: D774437
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nakano