Patents Assigned to Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20210135529
    Abstract: An insulating paper (40) is inserted into a slot (13) of a stator core (10) of a rotary electric machine and insulates between the stator core (10) and a stator coil (20) disposed in the slot (13). An insulating member (40) comprises a sheet-shaped insulating base material (50), and a first adhesive layer (60A) which is provided on a first surface (50a) of the insulating base material (50) and which is formed of an adhesive. The first adhesive layer (60A) is provided with an exposed section (61) which extends in the axial direction of the stator core (10) and in which the insulating base material (50) is exposed from the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Yamaguchi, Ming Lei, Shohei Ogino
  • Publication number: 20210131387
    Abstract: An intake system for an internal combustion engine may include an air inlet; a forced induction device downstream from the air inlet; an intercooler downstream from the forced induction device; and an intake conduit configured to guide air from the intercooler to an internal combustion engine. In addition, the system may include a condensate retaining structure associated with the intake conduit and configured to restrict the flow of condensate through the intake conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co,. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeremy G. Turous, David Matthew Hawkins, Stanley D. Lent, David J. Vallo
  • Patent number: 10994713
    Abstract: A brake traction control system for a vehicle a braking input member, a brake modulator and a controller. The braking input member can be manually actuated and controllable to manipulate the vehicle braking system by controlling the pressure. The brake modulator can be controllable to manipulate the vehicle braking system by controlling the pressure. The controller can be configured to control the brake modulator in an obstacle crawl control mode such that the controller controls the brake modulator to adjust the pressure. The controller can perform processing in the obstacle control mode including: performing a first determination to determine whether the acceleration input member is actuated to control the power source assembly to propel the vehicle; performing a second determination to determine whether a speed of the vehicle satisfies predetermined criteria; and controlling the pressure based on the first determination and the second determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Brandon E. Ricketts
  • Patent number: 10994579
    Abstract: A towing device for connecting an automatic guided vehicle to a carriage is disclosed. When connecting an automatic guided vehicle to a carriage, a swing arm is moved toward a connecting member by a moving device, whereby the swing arm is engaged with the connecting member to thereby regulate the swiveling (swinging) of the connecting member with respect to the automatic guided vehicle. Furthermore, after the automatic guided vehicle is connected to the carriage, the swing arm is moved in a direction away from the connecting member by the moving device, whereby the engagement between the swing arm and the connecting member is released, thereby allowing the connecting member to swivel (swing) with respect to the automatic guided vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: AICHIKIKAI TECHNOSYSTEM CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Adachi, Takayuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10994682
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a pair of side members (4) extending in a fore and aft direction on either side of a vehicle body, each side member having a hollow structure defining a hollow interior (28), and provided with a vertical outboard wall (27), a bumper beam (3) extending laterally along fore and aft ends of the side members, and curved so as to be convex on a side thereof facing away from the vehicle body, and a pair of extension members (5) each connected to a corresponding end part of the bumper beam and partly received in the hollow interior of the corresponding side member, a pair of cushioning members (72, 91, 101, 111, 123, 131) are each interposed between the corresponding extension member and the vertical outboard wall of the corresponding side member, each cushioning member being deformable in a lateral direction of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hasegawa, Keiichiro Tsuji, Yusuke Miura, Ryota Yamane
  • Patent number: 10994612
    Abstract: An agent system includes a microphone configured to collect a sound of a vehicle interior, a speaker configured to output a sound to the vehicle interior, a recognizer configured to recognize a meaning of the sound collected, an agent controller configured to generate an agent sound for speaking to an occupant of a vehicle on the basis of the meaning recognized and cause the agent sound to be output to the speaker so that a sound image of the generated agent sound is localized at a prescribed position, and a travel environment acquirer configured to acquire a travel environment of the vehicle, wherein the agent controller causes an aspect in which the sound image of the agent sound is localized to be changed when the travel environment of the vehicle acquired by the travel environment acquirer is changed or is predicted to be changed in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10995696
    Abstract: An engine includes: a crankcase; a cover that is connected to the crankcase at a mating surface of the cover inclined toward an inner side in a vehicle width direction in going downward when the engine is mounted to a vehicle body, the cover covering a protruding end of a rotary shaft; and attachment bosses that are formed to be integral with the cover, have a predetermined height from the mating surface, and accept fastening members for fastening the cover to the crankcase. Accordingly, when mounted on a two-wheeled motor vehicle, the engine can restrain protrusion in the vehicle width direction and can be disposed at a position as low as possible with reference to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Mori, Yoshitaka Nukada, Hiroshi Yokota, Chiharu Kawai, Toshiaki Deguchi, Fumiaki Okubo
  • Patent number: 10994768
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle capable of operating in an automated driving mode for automatically controlling at least the accelerating/decelerating control of the steering control and the accelerating/decelerating control of a vehicle includes: a route information acquisition unit; and an automated driving control unit that decides an action plan on a basis of map information, the action plan includes a target vehicle speed sequence that defines a target vehicle speed at the respective predetermined points at least on a road along which the vehicle will travel next, and the automated driving control unit calculates requested braking force that is braking force for decelerating the vehicle to target vehicle speed when the target vehicle speed is achieved by deceleration, calculates a predicted temperature of a brake device when the requested braking force is achieved, and decides a utilization proportion of the brake device for the requested braking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Adachi, Masayuki Sadakiyo, Tomoyuki Noguchi, Hisashi Ishikawa, Kentaro Arai
  • Patent number: 10995019
    Abstract: A heating apparatus of a water electrolysis system includes: an enclosure with a draw-in hole; a heating unit accommodated in the enclosure; a blowing unit for directing outside air to the heating unit; a circulation channel for directing part of air heated by the heating unit to a space between the heating unit and the blowing unit; and a draw-out portion for leading the air heated by the heating unit to the outside. The air in the circulation channel is introduced to a space between the heating unit and the blowing unit due to the Venturi effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Mohri, Daisuke Misu
  • Patent number: 10994744
    Abstract: A travel control apparatus for controlling travel of a vehicle, comprises: an acquisition unit configured to acquire external information using one of a first camera and a second camera; a specifying unit configured to specify a position of the vehicle; and a travel control unit configured to control the travel of the vehicle based on the external information acquired by the acquisition unit and the position of the vehicle specified by the specifying unit. If the acquisition unit acquires the external information using the second camera instead of the first camera, the travel control unit controls the travel of the vehicle so that participation of a driver in driving is higher than in a case in which the acquisition unit acquires the external information using the first camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadahiko Kanoh, Hiroaki Horii
  • Patent number: 10994750
    Abstract: A vehicle control device is provided with a timing selection unit configured to select, during automated driving, either one of a first notification timing at which notification of a driving takeover request is issued in the case that a remaining distance to a scheduled switching point from the automated driving to manual driving has become less than or equal to a predetermined distance, and a second notification timing at which notification of the driving takeover request is issued in the case that a remaining time period until reaching the scheduled switching point is less than or equal to a predetermined time period, wherein the timing selection unit selects the first notification timing or the second notification timing based on a present travel speed or a scheduled travel speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Watanabe, Hisashi Matsuda, Kentaro Ishisaka, Takafumi Hirose, Toru Kokaki, Katsuya Yashiro, Takemi Tsukada, Masaya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10994783
    Abstract: A metal piece having at least two areas of lower mechanical strength than the body of the piece, said pieces being respectively arranged on one side and the other of a longitudinal central section (PM) of said piece and alternatively located in two locations separated longitudinally along the piece, the areas of lower mechanical strength than the body of the piece being formed by local control of the stamping temperature during a stamping process of the piece, notably a process comprising steps including heating the piece to a temperature range suitable for obtaining an austenitic stage, then stamping this piece in a stamping tool suitable for defining different temperatures in the different areas of the stamped piece, for example by virtue of the voids formed in the stamping tool or by local reheating of the stamping tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: AUTOTECH ENGINEERING S.L., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christophe Cazes, Gregory Gatard, Martin Jonsson, Atsushi Hasegawa, Yusuke Miura
  • Patent number: 10994784
    Abstract: A vehicle body front structure includes a side frame and a tubular member. The side member extends in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle body. The side frame member is configured to have a closed hollow section in a vertical direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction. The tubular member extends in the longitudinal direction within the side frame. The tubular member is configured to have a closed hollow section in the vertical direction. The tubular member is spaced apart from the side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Watanabe, Keita Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10994589
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes an electric motor, an electrical storage device, an air-conditioning apparatus and a controller. A coolant circuit of the air-conditioning apparatus has a compressor, an outdoor heat exchanger, an expansion valve for cooling, and an evaporator. The evaporator has a heat storage member. In a case in which regenerative braking by the electric motor is performed when the state of charge of the electrical storage device is the predetermined value or more, the controller controls the air-conditioning apparatus such that a temperature of the evaporator is decreased so as to be lower than a temperature of the evaporator when a state of charge of the electrical storage device is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Takeuchi, Shinichirou Wakou, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10994723
    Abstract: A parking control device includes a detection unit configured to detect at least one possible parking position in which a vehicle is capable of being parked, and a control unit configured to, after a target parking position has been selected from among the possible parking positions, initiate movement of the vehicle into the target parking position on the basis of an operation over a prolonged time period having been performed by a user, the operation over the prolonged time period being an operation in which an operation input unit is continuously maintained in a predetermined state over a threshold time period or greater, the operation input unit being used at least when switching between forward movement and rearward movement of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miki Tsujino, Masashi Yoshifuku
  • Patent number: 10994735
    Abstract: In a case where a host vehicle that is traveling on a first lane intends to turn right or left at an intersection via a second lane whose traveling direction coincides with that of the first lane, a vehicle controller constituting a part of a vehicle control device performs a travel control or an assistance control that differs depending on whether the second lane is a priority lane where another vehicle that is different in type from the host vehicle preferentially travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Masaaki Nagashima, Toshiaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10995709
    Abstract: An engine peripheral structure includes an engine body mounted in an engine room, an intake system connected to the engine body, and a supercharger provided in the middle of the intake system. The intake system includes a low-pressure intake passage connected upstream in an intake direction of the supercharger, and a high-pressure intake passage connected downstream in the intake direction of the supercharger. The intake system has the high-pressure intake passage turned back at the supercharger with respect to the low-pressure intake passage, and has the low-pressure intake passage and the high-pressure intake passage extended on a left side surface of the engine body so as to be at least partly overlapped with each other in the up-down direction V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsushi Hashimoto, Katsuaki Shibuki
  • Patent number: 10994455
    Abstract: Provided are: an FRP sheet press molding method and device whereby yield can be improved without opening/closing adjustment of a mold after mold clamping; and an FRP molded article. The FRP sheet press molding method, whereby a press-molded article PM is molded using a fiber-reinforced plastic sheet material SM, comprises: a press step in which molds 2, 3 are closed and the heated sheet material SM is press-molded inside a cavity 5; and a filling step in which the closed state of the molds 2, 3 is maintained from the press step, a molten resin MP is pressure-injected into a gap IS that occurs between the sheet material SM and the cavity 5, and a surface of the sheet material SM and a surface of the molten resin MP are caused to come in contact with the cavity 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Sakurai, Kenji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10995859
    Abstract: A tunable, thermally actuate, self-sealing grommet for sealing a hole in a vehicle panel through which a steering gearbox protrudes from an engine room to a passenger compartment. The grommet includes a shape memory alloy component embedded in a resin matrix. The shape memory alloy is selectively moveable from a deformed configuration toward a pre-deformed configuration upon being heated to a critical temperature from heat from an initial operation of an engine of the vehicle, which causes a sealing portion of the grommet to move from a non-engagement position to an engagement position such that the sealing portion contacts the panel to form a water-tight seal around the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joshua D. Pritchard
  • Patent number: D918115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Chung