Patents Assigned to Honda Môtor Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11133514
    Abstract: A resin frame equipped membrane electrode assembly includes a membrane electrode assembly and a resin frame member around an outer peripheral portion of the membrane electrode assembly. An inner end of the resin frame member is joined to an electrolyte membrane. In the state before the inner end is joined to the electrolyte membrane, the inner end is narrowed inward in a manner that a surface of the inner end adjacent to the electrolyte membrane gets closer to a surface of the inner end opposite to the electrolyte membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suguru Ohmori, Yutaka Ebato
  • Patent number: 11132699
    Abstract: An evaluation apparatus includes: a provision information acquiring unit configured to acquire provision information which is associated with a target object and provided to a consumer via a medium; a post information acquiring unit configured to acquire post information posted by a poster; a noise removing unit configured to remove, as noise, at least a specific expression in the provision information from post information in which a degree of matching of the post information with the provision information is a predetermined ratio or more among pieces of post information; and an evaluation unit configured to evaluate the target object on the basis of post information whose noise has been removed by the noise removing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11130433
    Abstract: Provided is a floor structure of a vehicle having a pedal device to be pressed down by a driver seated in a driver seat of the vehicle. The floor structure is arranged relative to the pedal device and includes: a heel stopper part located substantially below the pedal device; and a pedal stopper part located on a vehicle-forward side of the heel stopper part and serving to prevent the pedal device from being excessively pressed down by the driver. The heel stopper part and the pedal stopper part are formed integrally with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Iwasaki, Yoshiaki Okutomi
  • Patent number: 11130492
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer which recognizes objects around a host vehicle, a determiner which determines whether a speed of a preceding vehicle present ahead of the host vehicle in a host lane in which the host vehicle is present among one or more objects recognized by the recognizer is less than a predetermined speed and determines whether predetermined conditions with respect to conditions ahead of the preceding vehicle are satisfied when it is determined that the speed of the preceding vehicle is less than the predetermined speed, and a driving controller which causes the host vehicle to overtake at least the preceding vehicle by controlling the speed and steering of the host vehicle when the determiner determines that the predetermined conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Toda, Yugo Ueda, Dan Umeda
  • Patent number: 11131567
    Abstract: Embodiments, systems, and methods for error detection in crankshaft tooth encoding for a crank pulse wheel of a vehicle are provided. In some embodiments, a system for crankshaft tooth encoding includes a read module, a buffer module, an error module, and a position module. The read module identifies a tooth type for N number of teeth in a sliding buffer based on at least one tooth characteristic. The buffer module calculates a buffer value for the sliding buffer corresponding to a tooth represented in the sliding buffer. The error module detects an error associated with a tooth of the crank pulse wheel and calculates a revised buffer value based on the error. The position module determines an angular position of the crank pulse wheel based on the revised buffer value. The position module broadcasts the angular position to one or more vehicle systems of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Philip R. Weber
  • Patent number: 11131351
    Abstract: This clutch control device includes an engine (13), a transmission gear (21), a clutch device (26), a clutch actuator (50), a control unit (60), a clutch operator (4b), and a clutch operation amount sensor (4c), wherein the control unit (60) is configured to enable intervention of a manual clutch operation according to the clutch operator (4b) during automatic control of the clutch device (26) according to the clutch actuator (50), and the control unit (60) is configured to set a control target value of a clutch capacity to a connection lower limit target value (Px) acquired by changing an operation target value (Pv) corresponding to an amount of operation of the clutch operator (4b) to a clutch disconnection side in a case in which the amount of operation of the clutch operator (4b) based on an output value of the clutch operation amount sensor (4c) reaches a predetermined value (?2) set in advance at a time of performing a clutch disconnection operation through the intervention of the manual clutch operatio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junya Ono, Tatsuya Ryuzaki, Go Morita, Kohei Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11131592
    Abstract: A motor unit includes a drive motor having an output shaft with a hollow portion, and a torque sensor arranged inside the hollow portion. The output shaft is formed by a magnetic body. A vehicle can include the motor unit. The drive motor can be a traction motor that generates traction drive force of the vehicle, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Tanaka, Yutaka Arimura, Daisuke Hoshino, Tatsuya Ohzu, Shingo Soma
  • Patent number: 11130529
    Abstract: A vehicle body rear structure includes: a rear wheel well disposed inside a vehicle body and extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle body; a rear pillar disposed rearward of the rear wheel well and extending in an upper-lower direction of the vehicle body; and a rear panel joined to the rear pillar and extending in the upper-lower direction. The rear pillar includes a pillar inner and a pillar outer disposed rearward of the pillar inner in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle body. The rear panel has a joint portion, at which the rear panel and the pillar inner are joined together, and the pillar outer has an opening at a position rearward of the joint portion in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11130220
    Abstract: An apparatus for installation of a door checker is provided. The apparatus includes a handle, an actuator coupled to the handle, and a hook member having a first end coupled to the actuator and a second end configured to engage with a bolt-hole of a door checker. The actuator includes a body, a push mechanism coupled to the body, a pin member at least partially disposed within the body and coupled to the push mechanism, and a locking element radially disposed within the pin member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Benjamin B. MacArthur, Benjamin DeBoer, Stuart Snape
  • Patent number: 11130490
    Abstract: After stop control and before start control, if a situation monitoring unit does not detect predetermined change of a peripheral situation or a host vehicle situation, a travel control unit performs the start control at the normal control amount, and if the situation monitoring unit detects the predetermined change of the peripheral situation or the host vehicle situation, the travel control unit performs the start control at the control amount that is suppressed compared with the normal control amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishioka, Kanta Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11130488
    Abstract: This vehicle control device comprises an autonomous driving control unit which automatically controls the stopping of a vehicle. If it is determined by a crossing determination unit that there is no crossing, the autonomous driving control unit controls the stopping of the vehicle so that the vehicle is stopped at a standard target stop position corresponding to a stop line on the basis of the positional information of the stop line, whereas if it is determined by the crossing determination unit that there is a crossing, the autonomous driving control unit controls the stopping of the vehicle so that the vehicle is stopped at a position before the standard target stop position on the basis of the positional information of the stop line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Hanayama, Takuyuki Mukai, Jun Tanaka, Jun Ibuka, Hiroaki Horii
  • Patent number: 11131268
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine having a cylinder head that includes an exhaust port capable of cooling exhaust gas more effectively. The cylinder head includes: a first ceiling surface that closes a first cylinder having a cylinder axis separated from an exhaust opening by a first distance; a second ceiling surface that closes a second cylinder having a cylinder axis separated from the exhaust opening by a second distance shorter than the first distance; and an exhaust port that extends toward the exhaust opening from two port openings which are open to a combustion chamber for each individual cylinder. The exhaust port individually extends from each of the port openings and merges with each cylinder outside a joining surface of the cylinder head for a cylinder block in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya Kasajima, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Junji Nagao
  • Patent number: 11131266
    Abstract: A control device of an internal combustion engine can respond to the variation of the flow reduction rate attributable to the difference in a clogging condition, and which can detect a deposit accumulation amount even if no idle condition is provided like HEV, etc. In a control device of an internal combustion engine, a map correction section determines a correction amount in accordance with an approximate line result based on an air amount at a predetermined opening degree at which the measurement of the air amount by an air flow meter is sufficiently performed with the exception of a first predetermined opening degree in the case where the measurement of the air amount by the air flow meter has not been performed sufficiently in the first predetermined opening degree in a current operation cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jyo Ishimasa, Masaya Agata, Jingyu Zhu
  • Patent number: 11131031
    Abstract: Cu-based nanostructures have excellent catalytic, electronic, and plasmonic performance due to their unique chemical and physical properties. A range of Cu materials including foil, spherical nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanocubes have been explored for catalyzing CO2 electroreduction. However, practical application of the CO2 electroreduction reaction requires Cu catalysts hold a high percentage of exposed surface atoms for improved product selectivity. The present disclosure describes a high temperature reduction method to prepare Cu nanosheets with size range from about 40 nm to about 13 ?m in a hydrophobic system. The purity of trioctyphosphine (TOP) plays an important role for shape-controlled synthesis of Cu nanosheets. The morphology evolution was investigated by adjusting the feeding molar ratio of TOP/Cu-tetradecylamine complex. The Cu nanosheets formed by the methods of the present disclosure have high surface area and stability in solution for more than three months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shutang Chen, Gugang Chen
  • Publication number: 20210291666
    Abstract: A solar power generation control device, controlling a solar power generation system configured to charge a power storage device of a vehicle with electric power generated by a plurality of solar cells provided on different surfaces of a vehicle body respectively, includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating an output of each solar cell; a determination unit configured to determine, based on the information indicating an output of the solar cell acquired by the acquisition unit, a startup solar cell that causes power generation for charging the power storage device to be performed; and a control unit configured to cause charging of the power storage device with electric power generated by the startup solar cell determined by the determination unit to perform, and cause charging of the power storage device with electric power generated by another solar cell different from the startup solar cell to stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noriyuki ABE
  • Publication number: 20210291813
    Abstract: A parking lot management device which manages a parking lot for accommodating a vehicle and stops the vehicle at a predetermined parking space in the parking lot includes an acquisition unit which acquires position information of the vehicle in the parking lot, a determination unit which determines whether it is necessary to change a target parking space in which the vehicle should be stopped to a second parking space different from a first parking space in the parking lot when the vehicle is stopped in the first parking space in the parking lot based on the position information acquired by the acquisition unit, and a processing unit which performs a process of changing the target parking space subject to permission of a user of the vehicle when the determination unit determines that it is necessary to change the target parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku SHIMAMOTO, Junpei NOGUCHI, Yuta TAKADA, Ryoma TAGUCHI, Shogo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210291672
    Abstract: A power-transmitting unit starts transmitting power to a power-receiving unit in a vehicle if (1-1) operation information represents a parking operation of the vehicle and/or (2-1) intention information represents that a user of the vehicle intends to get off the vehicle, and (3) authentication information represents that the user of the vehicle is a registered user. The power-transmitting unit stops transmitting the power to the power-receiving unit if (1-2) the operation information represents a start operation of running of the vehicle and/or (2-2) the intention information represents that the user of the vehicle intends to get in the vehicle, and (3) the authentication information represents that the user of the vehicle is the registered user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisahiro Kato, Naoya Sakakibara
  • Publication number: 20210291805
    Abstract: A control device of a vehicle that controls the vehicle capable of traveling according to a plurality of traveling modes including a first traveling mode and a second traveling mode. The control device includes a traveling mode control unit configured to cause the vehicle to travel according to any one of the plurality of traveling modes. The traveling mode control unit, when the traveling mode of the vehicle is set to the first traveling mode, shifts the traveling mode of the vehicle to the second traveling mode based on a detection result of a detection unit which detects an output of a power storage device and a transition threshold value. The traveling mode control unit includes a threshold value setting unit which changes a value of the transition threshold value in accordance with a maximum output of the power storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yui NISHIO, Kentaro SHIRAKI, Mamiko INOUE, Masatoshi SAITO
  • Patent number: D931769
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rentaro Sugimura
  • Patent number: D931774
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Shimizu