Patents Assigned to Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20220144063
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes: a second floor cross member and a third floor cross member in which one end in a vehicle width direction is connected to a side sill; a battery arranged below the second floor cross member and the third floor cross member; a battery case which stores the battery and in which one end in the vehicle width direction is connected via a right frame and a left frame; cross member bent portions formed on the second floor cross member and the third floor cross member; and frame bent portions formed on the right frame and the left frame. The cross member bent portions and the frame bent portions are arranged side by side in an up-down direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI, Satoru KAWABE
  • Publication number: 20220144246
    Abstract: When a scheduled traveling route is changed during travelling of an electrical vehicle, a management ECU of the electrical vehicle maintains control of a travelling mode based on a travelling plan created based on the scheduled traveling route before the change, in accordance with a result of comparison between first attribute information and second attribute information, the first attribute information indicating an attribute of at least one section, which is located within a predetermined distance from a section in which the electrical vehicle is located and located in a vehicle travelling direction, of the scheduled traveling route before the change, the second attribute information indicating an attribute of at least one section, which is located within a predetermined distance from a section in which the electrical vehicle is located and located in a vehicle travelling direction, of the scheduled traveling route after the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARUGA, Akio FUTATSUDERA, Kaiwen TONG
  • Publication number: 20220144154
    Abstract: A cushion support member 41 includes: a lower region 42 whose left-right full width is less than an interval between a pair of side frames 14 of a seat back frame 12; an upper region 45 located above the lower region 42 and having a left-right full width greater than the lower region 42. the upper region 45 is divided into a central region 46 including a central part in the left-right direction and provided with a predetermined left-right width, and outer regions 47 provided on outer sides with respect to the central region 46 in the left-right direction, and the central region 46 is arranged as a retracted region which is cut off to leave the outer regions 47 or is recessed to a side opposite to a cushion member with respect to the outer regions 47.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220144245
    Abstract: A management ECU of an electrical vehicle creates a travelling plan in which any one of travelling modes is assigned to each of traveling sections of a scheduled traveling route from a current position of the electrical vehicle to a destination and control the travelling modes based on the travelling plan. When a total estimated value of an amount of electric power required for traveling in each of the traveling sections in a first traveling mode exceeds a current SOC, the management ECU extracts a section in which an output estimated value exceeds a second predetermined value as a planning target section, and creates the traveling plan in which a second traveling mode in which a usage amount of electric power of a storage battery is smaller than that in the first traveling mode is assigned preferentially to a section farther from the electrical vehicle among the planning target sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ARUGA, Akio FUTATSUDERA, Masashi ETO
  • Publication number: 20220144064
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle equipped with a battery pack. A vehicle equipped with a battery pack includes a battery pack under a floor of the vehicle. The battery pack is provided with a battery module. In the battery module, a plurality of batteries are arranged vertically with the longitudinal direction directed toward a front-rear direction of the vehicle body. The battery is formed by stacking a plurality of battery cells in the front-rear direction of the vehicle body. A center of gravity of pack of the battery pack is arranged at the rear of a center of gravity of vehicle of the entire vehicle in the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI, Satoru KAWABE
  • Publication number: 20220148351
    Abstract: An information processing server sets a target evaluation value which is an evaluation value necessary for a user to receive provision of a specific product or a specific service, and sets one or more tasks to be processed by the user and a task evaluation value which is an evaluation value obtained by processing of each task. The information processing server imparts the task evaluation value to the user according to a processing status of a task by the user, calculates an achievement degree of an accumulated value of the task evaluation values imparted to the user with respect to the target evaluation value, and provides information regarding the achievement degree to a communication device used by the user or a service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hodaka Mukohara, Shumpei Suzuki, Kobue Nose
  • Publication number: 20220144065
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle-mounted battery pack. A vehicle-mounted battery pack includes: a battery case, a battery module, an upper cross member, and an upper deck. In the battery module, a first battery row and a second battery row, in which a plurality of vertically placed batteries are disposed in a case horizontal direction, are disposed in a pair in a case vertical direction. The upper cross member is disposed between the first battery row and the second battery row toward the case horizontal direction, and is fixed to a first stepped portion and a second stepped portion of the battery. The upper deck is disposed in the case vertical direction and is fixed to a front end portion and a rear end portion of the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI, Ryo ISHIZAKI
  • Patent number: 11329490
    Abstract: A management device includes a manager configured to manage power stored in a secondary battery provided to a user for stationary use and execute a power exchange business, the power exchange business being performed by connecting the secondary battery to a power network, and a deriver configured to derive return information for returning part of a profit obtained through the power exchange business to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Iori Kanamori, Kentaro Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 11325599
    Abstract: A vehicle motion control system includes: a steering angle sensor for detecting a steering angle; a vehicle speed sensor for detecting a vehicle speed; a lateral acceleration sensor for detecting an actual lateral acceleration of a vehicle body; a reference lateral acceleration calculation unit configured to calculate a reference lateral acceleration from the steering angle and the vehicle speed; a required longitudinal force calculation unit configured to calculate a required longitudinal force for reducing a deviation of the actual lateral acceleration relative to the reference lateral acceleration; and a longitudinal force control unit configured to control an output of at least one of a brake and a power plant such that the required longitudinal force is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirota, Takeshi Kojima, Naoto Okubo, Hitoshi Sasaki, Shigeru Doi, Ryoma Kanda, Yuya Goto
  • Patent number: 11325591
    Abstract: A vehicle control system to provide driving assistance for a vehicle include a plurality of sensors and circuitry. The plurality of sensors captures one or more signals associated with the vehicle. The circuitry identifies a trigger input to change a current operation mode of the vehicle to a teleoperation mode of the vehicle. The circuitry further transmits, in the teleoperation mode, the captured one or more signals to a teleoperation server of a plurality of teleoperation servers. The circuitry further receives, in the teleoperation mode, one or more vehicular instructions from the teleoperation server based on the transmitted one or more signals. The circuitry further controls, in the teleoperation mode, at least one component of the vehicle based on the received one or more vehicular instructions to control movement of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuhei Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11329462
    Abstract: An engagement structure includes a cover having an opening portion, a block member inserted into the opening portion, an engagement mechanism configured to engage the block member with the opening portion, and an engagement stabilization mechanism configured to stabilize an engagement state of the engagement mechanism. The engagement stabilization mechanism includes a first stabilization mechanism and a second stabilization mechanism. The first stabilization mechanism permits excessive insertion due to backlash that occurs in the engagement mechanism and to restore the excessive insertion after the block member is engaged with the opening portion. The second stabilization mechanism performs a slide engagement between the block member and the opening portion and to restrict a wall inner surface of the cover from moving away from an outer surface of a side portion of the block member after the slide engagement is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Imaizumi, Jun Sato, Seiju Kawamata, Toshibumi Shiohata
  • Patent number: 11325593
    Abstract: An automated driving apparatus acquires a position relation between a vehicle in front and a host vehicle based on peripheral state data D_info. When an intervehicular distance D1 between the host vehicle and the vehicle in front in a front-and-back direction has a value smaller than a first predetermined value D1ref, it is estimated that a risk of appearance Risk_ap is low compared with a case in which the distance in the front-and-back direction has a value equal to or larger than the first predetermined value D1ref.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rei Sakai, Masamitsu Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 11328632
    Abstract: A display control apparatus comprises a display device that is a display device to be provided in a moving object that can travel, and outputs image information such that a visible direction from the outside of the moving object is restricted. The display control apparatus detects an image information presentation target that is present around the moving object, and controls the visible direction in the display device to a predetermined direction. The display control apparatus controls the predetermined direction such that an output of the display device is visible to the detected image information presentation target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Komori, Satoshi Onodera
  • Patent number: 11327479
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a plurality of terminals configured to be carried by users; and a control device configured to execute remote parking processing to move a vehicle from a current position to a parking position and to park the vehicle at the parking position in response to an instruction from any of the terminals. The control device is configured to execute starting processing to start operation of the vehicle in response to the instruction from any of the terminals. Once the control device executes the starting processing in response to an instruction from one of the terminals, the control device prohibits the remote parking processing in response to an instruction from any other of the terminals as long as the vehicle is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Masahiro Kowada, Miki Tsujino
  • Patent number: 11327495
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a terminal including an input/output unit and configured to be carried by a user; and a control device configured to perform wireless communication with the terminal and to execute autonomous parking processing to move a vehicle to a parking position and to park the vehicle at the parking position, wherein the control device includes a vehicle position identifying unit configured to detect a position of the vehicle, and an action plan unit configured to set a reference position where the user is deemed to hold the terminal outside the vehicle without moving and to compute a traveling route of the vehicle from an alighting position where the user alights from the vehicle to the parking position such that a condition that a distance from the reference position to the vehicle does not exceed a prescribed value is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Katsuyasu Yamane, Miki Tsujino, Masahiro Kowada
  • Patent number: 11325201
    Abstract: A welding gun includes a proximity restricting mechanism that is provided between a shaft and a cover member in a manner to surround the shaft and to be displaceable relative to the shaft in an axial direction in accordance with expansion and contraction of the cover member, and that restricts the cover member from approaching too closely the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Teragaito, Yoshito Otake, Takuya Furuno, Hiroshi Miwa, Takuya Hino
  • Patent number: 11325478
    Abstract: A control apparatus controls an inverter which outputs electric power to an electric motor. The control apparatus calculates a magnitude of a drive current at a one-pulse control time based on an electric motor drive torque, a rotation number of the electric motor, and a DC voltage of the electric motor and thereby determines which one of a one-pulse control and a pulse-width modulation control is employed as a control method of the inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11328883
    Abstract: In a switch device, a switch part is turned ON/OFF by operation of an operating knob housed in a recessed part of a panel so that a movable terminal and a fixed terminal are in contact or are separated. An outside face, opposing an inner peripheral face of the recessed part of the panel, of the operating knob is an inclined face that is inclined inward of the operating knob in going downward. A gap that widens in going downward is formed between the outside face of the operating knob and the inner peripheral face of the recessed part of the panel. Accordingly, the device can ensure stable operation of the operating knob by discharging, from the gap between the panel and the operating knob, liquid that has entered the gap, and that can improve the appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Toyo Denso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Shimazu, Yuki Kuno, Taiji Okawa, Kouji Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Abe, Mitsuhiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 11326540
    Abstract: An abnormality determination device of an internal combustion engine in which a breather line connects an intake-air path positioned upstream from a forced-induction system and a crankcase includes an intake-air flow rate sensor that detects an intake air flow rate in the intake-air path, a pressure sensor that detects a pressure of the breather line, and an abnormality determination unit that determines abnormality of the breather line. The abnormality determination unit estimates an intake air resistance of the intake-air path from the pressure when the engine is under low load conditions under which the intake air flow rate is less than a predetermined value and the pressure when the engine is under high load conditions under which the intake air flow rate is the predetermined value or greater and determines abnormality of the breather line when the intake air resistance is less than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Sekiguchi, Takashi Konomoto, Masahiro Fujii
  • Patent number: 11325164
    Abstract: A machining swarf removing apparatus includes a left and a right machining swarf removing units. When removing machining swarf adhered to a recovery box, the left machining swarf removing unit is placed in removal starting position. A brush enters an insertion-ready state in which transverse direction thereof is oriented in a second direction D2. The brush is moved to an insertion position for insertion into the recovery box, then the brush is rotated to enter a machining swarf removal-ready state in which a longitudinal direction thereof is oriented in the second direction D2. The left machining swarf removing unit is moved to remove the machining swarf adhered to the recovery box by the brush, while a left rod vibrating device is driven to vibrate a rod, vibrating the brush attached to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirata, Shinji Ago, Takanori Sato, Yuki Sato