Patents Assigned to Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20190152336
    Abstract: During travel of the electric vehicle, the charging arm is extended in the vehicle width direction, a positive electrode overhead line of the power supply device and a positive electrode power reception unit of the charging arm are brought into contact at the same time that a negative electrode overhead line of the power supply device and a negative electrode power reception unit of the charging arm are brought into contact, and a power storage device for driving the electric vehicle is charged. A charging head that is the tip section of the charging arm is held within a V-shaped groove to which the positive electrode overhead line and the negative electrode overhead line are attached, thereby minimizing the loss of contact even if the charging arm shakes in the vertical direction as a result of the condition of the road surface, brake operation, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamitsu Tajima, Yasuji Shibahata, Wataru Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20190152337
    Abstract: During travel of the electric vehicle, the charging arm is extended in the vehicle width direction, a positive electrode overhead line of the power supply device and a positive electrode power reception unit of the charging arm are brought into contact at the same time that a negative electrode overhead line of the power supply device and a negative electrode power reception unit of the charging arm are brought into contact, and a power storage device for driving the electric vehicle is charged. A charging head that is the tip section of the charging arm is held within a V-shaped groove to which the positive electrode overhead line and the negative electrode overhead line are attached, thereby minimizing the loss of contact even if the charging arm shakes in the vertical direction as a result of the condition of the road surface, brake operation, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamitsu Tajima, Yasuji Shibahata, Wataru Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20190156664
    Abstract: A safety driving assistant system according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a server, and a target vehicle receiving safety driving assistance. The server includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from probe vehicles, probe information including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; and a tail position calculation unit configured to calculate, based on the probe information acquired by the acquisition unit, a traffic congestion tail position located upstream of a branch point at which a road branches into a plurality of lanes. The safety driving assistant system further includes a recommendation section calculation unit configured to calculate a lane-change recommendation section in which a lane change is recommended, based on the traffic congestion tail position calculated by the tail position calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YAMADA, Shoichi TANADA, Shigeki NISHIMURA, Masataka TOKUNAGA, Hitoshi KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20190152491
    Abstract: If an automated drive release request to release the automated drive mode and switch to the manual drive mode is made while the vehicle is travelling in an automated drive mode, a traveling control unit performs control that gradually shifts a vehicle driving force from the vehicle driving force in the automated mode to the vehicle driving force requested by the driver in the manual drive mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Arai, Masayuki Sadakiyo, Hisashi Ishikawa, Takashi Adachi, Tomoyuki Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20190157697
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane sandwiched between a pair of electrodes. Each of the electrodes has an electrode catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer, the electrode catalyst layer facing the electrolyte membrane. A porous layer having a thickness of 5 to 40 ?m and a seepage pressure of 10 to 60 kPa is interposed between the electrode catalyst layer and the gas diffusion layer. The porous layers preferably have a spring constant of 100 to 1000 GPa/m. The membrane electrode assembly may be devoid of any one of the porous layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao FUKUMIZU, Hiroshi MATSUMORI, Takuma YAMAWAKI, Yoichi ASANO, Mihoko KAWAHARADA
  • Publication number: 20190153985
    Abstract: In order to provide a gas fueling method capable of suppressing overheating of a tank immediately after a start of fueling, in the gas fueling method, an accumulator and a hydrogen tank are coupled to each other with a gas flow passage. In a main fueling control at and after the timing t2, a sensor-based value MAT of a temperature parameter of a measurement position Q1 is calculated on the basis of a detection value of a first station temperature sensor, and the fueling control is performed on the basis of the sensor-based value MAT. In an initial fueling control at the timing t0 to t2, a prediction value MAT_pred of the temperature parameter is calculated at the timing t2 on the basis of an ambient temperature value, a mass flow rate value, and a heat capacity. The fueling control is performed on the basis of the prediction value MAT_pred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Handa
  • Publication number: 20190152361
    Abstract: A seat rubber mounted onto a suspension component including: an outer peripheral plate-shaped part extending along a receiving part of the suspension to receive a coil spring; an annular curving part defined by a radially inner portion of the outer peripheral plate-shaped part rising along a riser part of the suspension; a center projecting part inserted into a positioning hole of the suspension while being positioned inside the outer peripheral plate-shaped part and projecting from a distal end of the curving part toward its proximal end; an annular groove provided between the curving part and the center projecting part while receiving the riser part; and a flat-plate shaped reinforcing member embedded in the outer peripheral plate-shaped part around the riser part outwardly away from the curving part so as to disperse and transmit an input from the coil spring to the receiving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru MATSUSHITA, Ruozhou WANG, Daisuke SUZUKI, Kenichi HIBINO
  • Publication number: 20190152338
    Abstract: During travel of the electric vehicle, the charging arm is extended in the vehicle width direction, a positive electrode overhead line of the power supply device and a positive electrode power reception unit of the charging arm are brought into contact at the same time that a negative electrode overhead line of the power supply device and a negative electrode power reception unit of the charging arm are brought into contact, and a power storage device for driving the electric vehicle is charged. A charging head that is the tip section of the charging arm is held within a V-shaped groove to which the positive electrode overhead line and the negative electrode overhead line are attached, thereby minimizing the loss of contact even if the charging arm shakes in the vertical direction as a result of the condition of the road surface, brake operation, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamitsu Tajima, Yasuji Shibahata, Wataru Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10293655
    Abstract: In a straddle type vehicle in which a radiator is covered with a cover member, and an air guide duct for guiding hot air from the radiator to an outside of the vehicle is formed integral with the cover member, the hot air is restrained from staying within the cover member even in the case where the air guide duct of the cover member covering the radiator must be opened face-to-face with only a portion of a core of the radiator. A ventilation control member for controlling cooling air passing through the core of the radiator so as to flow toward an inner opening of the air guide duct is provided in the vicinity of the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hojo, Ryuichi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10293760
    Abstract: A sensor bracket that holds a sensor having an engaging protrusion, the sensor bracket includes: a locking concave section to which a side surface of the engaging protrusion is locked in a abutting state, the side surface of the engaging protrusion being formed so as to cross with a protruding direction of the engaging protrusion; a displacement allowing section that is provided adjacent to the locking concave section, and that allows a displacement of the engaging protrusion during engaging and separating between the engaging protrusion and the locking concave section in a direction crossing with the protrusion direction of the engaging protrusion; and a movement restricting wall that is disposed below the displacement allowing section and that suppresses a downward movement of the engaging protrusion when the engaging protrusion is displaced during separation from the locking concave section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadahiro Matori
  • Patent number: 10293452
    Abstract: An inner cam has a substantially C-shaped cross section, an arcuately shaped inner circumferential surface of which is ground with high precision by such a honing method. The inner circumferential surface has a discontinuous portion. The honing method includes a fixing step and a grinding step. A plurality of inner cams, in which openings are provided between both ends thereof in the circumferential direction, are stacked, and the arcuately shaped inner circumferential surfaces thereof are subjected to grinding. In the fixing step, the relative positions of the plurality of inner cams are fixed such that a resultant force against the inner cams arranged on both end sides in the stacking direction, and a resultant force against the inner cams arranged on a central side in the stacking direction are opposed to each other mutually at a center location of the stacking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro Yoshimura, Fumio Sato, Hiroshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10294497
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain fermentative yeast having highly efficient ethanol production without introducing a foreign gene. A further object is to obtain a fermentative yeast that is resistant to proliferation inhibitors such as organic acids, which prevent the proliferation of the fermentative yeast. Meyerozyma guilliermondii that can produce ethanol effectively from pentose and hexose was isolated by breeding. Moreover, resistance was imparted to the fermentative yeast by introducing transaldolase and alcohol dehydrogenase genes derived from Meyerozyma guilliermondii into the fermentative yeast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Tsuchida, Norihiko Tsukagoshi, Ikumi Kurihara, Akihiko Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 10292326
    Abstract: In a mower (10) driven by a pair of electric motors (15), a battery (16) for supplying electric power to the electric motors is positioned in a space surrounded by the electric motors and a chute (30) for forwarding grass clippings to a grass collection bag (23). The chute extends rearward with an upward slant, and is bent in side view in such a manner that a lower part has a steeper incline than an upper part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shota Tanabe, Koji Kuriyagawa, Satoshi Onodera, Hajime Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10295143
    Abstract: The preset invention provides a light unit attached to a vehicle, the unit including a ventilation mechanism configured to ventilate a space between an outer lens and a housing, wherein the ventilation mechanism includes a first passage including, at one end, a first opening connected to a communicating hole and communicating with the space, a second passage including, at one end, a second opening that opens to a front side of the vehicle, a third passage including, at one end, a third opening that opens to a rear side of the vehicle, and a connecting passage to which the other end of the first passage, the other end of the second passage, and the other end of the third passage are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Naoto Inoue, Ryuya Kawaji, Go Shimizu, Shunichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10293732
    Abstract: A container holder (10, 90) includes a main body (20) formed with a recess (21) having an open top defined therein for receiving a container, a swing member (40) rotatably supported by the main body so as to be swung into and out of the recess, a roller (50) supported by the swing member so as to be rotated around a prescribed rotational center line (B) by a container engaging the roller as the container is pushed into and pulled out of the recess, and a biasing member (60) urging the swing member into projecting into the recess, wherein the swing member is provided with an inclined surface (47) extending from a part thereof located outward of an outer periphery (53) of the roller, above the roller and outward of the recess to a part thereof located directly above or inward of the rotational center line of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Inoue, Kozo Kobayashi, Koji Kondo
  • Patent number: 10293524
    Abstract: A press molding apparatus includes two dies and press-molds a heated stampable sheet into a predetermined shape by using the two dies. The press molding apparatus includes a movable core provided in at least one of the two dies. The movable core is disposed at an inward side of an edge portion of a cavity. When receiving a pressure greater than or equal to a predetermined value, the movable core moves in such a direction that the cavity increases in volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 10294540
    Abstract: A steel wire for a spring, in which the sag resistance and the fatigue characteristics are improved by production processes without addition of alloy elements, is provided. The spring has a structure obtained by quenching and tempering and includes a first layer at a surface thereof, a second layer interior to the first layer, and a third layer, which is interior to the second layer and reaches a center of the spring, and the second layer has lower hardness than the first and the third layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokuni Fuchigami
  • Patent number: 10294875
    Abstract: A control device includes first and second level ratio calculators and an adjuster. The first level ratio calculator calculates a first level ratio of an amount of a first fuel stored in a first tank to a full tank capacity of the first tank. The second level ratio calculator calculates a second level ratio of an amount of a second fuel stored in a second tank to a full tank capacity of the second tank. An octane number of the second fuel is higher than an octane number of the first fuel. The adjuster adjusts a first fuel ratio of the first fuel in a supplied fuel which is supplied to an internal combustion engine and a second fuel ratio of the second fuel in the supplied fuel such that a deviation ratio of the first level ratio and the second level ratio is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Kuzuoka, Tadashi Kurotani, Kenji Shigetoyo
  • Patent number: 10294879
    Abstract: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine with a supercharger includes a boost-pressure detector. When first boost pressure control to control the supercharger such that a boost pressure reaches a target pressure starts, starts, the target pressure is set to an initial target pressure, gradually at a first rate, and then gradually increased to a steady-state target boost pressure at a second rate smaller than the first rate if the boost pressure is equal to or higher than a threshold pressure. Second boost pressure control is performed such that the boost pressure reaches a steady-state target boost pressure. Inhibiting/allowing circuitry is configured to inhibit execution of the first boost pressure control and allow execution of the second boost pressure control if the boost pressure is lower than the steady-state target boost pressure and if the steady-state target boost pressure is lower than the threshold pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujiro Tsutsumi, Kentaro Miki, Yosuke Shima
  • Patent number: 10298000
    Abstract: A door hole seal is provided between an inner panel and a door trim of an automobile door. The door hole seal comprises a slit mechanism used to pull out a wire harness from an outer-cabin side to an inner-cabin side or from the inner-cabin side to the outer-cabin side. The slit mechanism comprises a first slit extending up and down with respect to the main sheet and a circular hole formed at a lower end of the first slit. The circular hole has a diameter that is identical to or slightly smaller than that of a wire harness, and is arranged to receive the wire harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Itsuki, Naoya Sasaki, Satoshi Endo, Hiromu Inoue