Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
  • Patent number: 10730438
    Abstract: A vehicle door mirror includes a base member mounted on a side door while having plural mounting holes and plural insertion holes coaxially communicating with the mounting holes, and a mirror housing pivotably supported on a support shaft which has a plurality of bosses, each boss having a tubular portion and ribs extending along an axial direction of the tubular portion. Screw members are inserted through respective ones of the insertion holes and screwed into the tubular portions of the bosses respectively inserted into the mounting holes so that the ribs of each boss abut against an inner peripheral face of the corresponding mounting hole. The ribs are projectingly provided on the outer peripheral face, at least on a base part side, of the corresponding tubular portion. Such arrangement suppresses vibration of the mirror even when the support shaft is made of a synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Eto, Satoshi Jin
  • Patent number: 10669767
    Abstract: Provided are a motion determination device and a method capable of correctly determining a kicking motion by a user about to open or close a gate of a vehicle. The motion determination device includes sensors respectively mounted on positions spaced apart from each other and detecting approach of an object, and a determination device which determines that the predetermined kicking motion has been performed, when each detection value shows a predetermined pattern, a time until each of the detection values becomes less than a first threshold value after it becomes the first threshold value or more is within a predetermined time, and a ratio of a maximum value among detection values by a first sensor and a maximum value among the detection values by a second sensor different from the first sensor is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HONDA LOCK
    Inventors: Naoki Nihei, Tomonori Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10399497
    Abstract: A vehicle door mirror in which a pivoting member fixedly housed within a mirror housing on which a mirror is mounted is pivotably supported on a support shaft implanted in a base member mounted on a side door, wherein in order to restrict an end of pivoting of at least one of a forward inclined position and a rearward inclined position of the mirror housing, a restricting face is formed on one of the support shaft and the base member, and a restricting part is provided on the pivoting member, the restricting part being capable of making line contact with the restricting face in one plane orthogonal to an axis of the support shaft. This prevents excessive stress from occurring when restricting the range of pivoting of a mirror housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Satoshi Jin, Yasuyuki Eto
  • Publication number: 20190242176
    Abstract: Provided are a motion determination device and a motion determination method capable of correctly determining a kicking motion performed by a user about to open or close a rear gate or the like of a vehicle. The motion determination device includes two or more sensors respectively mounted on positions which are spaced apart from each other and have a relative vertical relationship in a vehicle, and detecting approach of an object, and a determination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HONDA LOCK
    Inventors: Naoki NIHEI, Tomonori KAMIMURA
  • Patent number: 10301857
    Abstract: In a push-button switch device for a vehicle including a case fixed to a vehicle body or a lid openably and closably mounted on the vehicle body, a push-button that forms a housing chamber in cooperation with the case and supported on the case configured for a pushing operation, and a switch housed in and fixed to the housing chamber for changing a switching mode thereof in response to a pushing operation of the push-button, a through passage is formed in the case, the through passage having one end part thereof communicating with the housing chamber, and an air vent hole is provided in the case, the air vent hole providing communication between the other end part of the through passage and the outer panel. Such configuration prevents water from entering a housing chamber thereby avoiding deterioration of the push-button, and enabling the housing chamber to breath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Yuuichi Satou, Kunihiro Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 10301856
    Abstract: In a door opening and closing device for a vehicle, a handle case is mounted on an outer panel of a door, an arm portion of an outer handle that can be operated on the door extends through the handle case, penetrates into the outer panel, and is pivotably supported on the handle case, and a return spring is provided between the handle case and a pivoting member that is disposed on the handle case, pivotably supported on the handle case, and operatively linked to the outer handle. The device includes a dust proof wall surrounding a coil portion of the return spring. Accordingly, even when foreign matter enters an interior of the outer panel of the door through a gap between the arm portion of the outer handle and the handle case, it is possible to inhibit foreign matter from being caught in the return spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Akinori Hidaka, Takumi Goto
  • Patent number: 10293754
    Abstract: A mirror device for a vehicle is provided in which a support member is housed and fixed within a housing supported on a vehicle, a mirror disposed in the housing is held by a mirror holder, a joint having a spherical portion is projectingly provided on the support member, a hollow hemispherical fitting and supporting part having the spherical portion fitted thereinto is provided on the mirror holder, and a ring-shaped spring for maintaining the fitted state of the spherical portion within the fitting and supporting part is fitted around the fitting and supporting part. An engagement part that engages with the spring so as to prevent the spring from disengaging from the fitting and supporting part is formed integrally with the mirror holder while being capable of flexing so as to allow the spring to be fitted onto the fitting and supporting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Kenji Kenmochi, Takehito Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10180366
    Abstract: A torque detection device including a multipolar ring-shaped magnet fixed to a first shaft, a yoke holder configured to be fixed to a second shaft coaxially linked to the first shaft via a torsion bar and have a cylindrical portion surrounding the magnet, a pair of magnetic yokes each having a plurality of claw portions opposing the magnet and are fixed to the yoke holder, and a sensor part that detects a difference in rotational phase between the first shaft and the second shaft, wherein the pair of magnetic yokes are each provided with a plurality of swaging pieces swaged on the cylindrical portion, the swaging piece disposed at a position that overlaps in a radial direction of the cylindrical portion a specific claw portion selected from the plurality of claw portions and being formed so as to have a smaller width than a width of the claw portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Toshihiro Yoneda, Kenjirou Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10174529
    Abstract: A handle device for a vehicle door is provided in which a tact switch that can switch between switching modes in response to a pressing-in operation of an operating button is housed and fixed within a housing recess of a handle main body so as to be electrically connected to printed wiring of a board. The printed wiring is disposed at a different site from one face, facing a cover member side, of the board, the tact switch which is fixed to the one face of the board is electrically connected to the printed wiring, a flange portion abutting against the one face of the board is provided integrally with a switch cover covering the tact switch and connected to the operating button, and the push-in stroke of the operating button is restricted to a predetermined value or below with a hold-down member engaged with the handle main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Tadashi Saitou, Kenichi Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10125524
    Abstract: A vehicle door latch control device is provided in which power from an electric actuator controlled by a control unit is transmitted via transmission means to a ratchet that can engage with a latch that engages with a striker on a vehicle body side and pivots, wherein a first switch detects whether the ratchet is in a ratchet engagement position, a second switch detects that the transmission means has operated until the ratchet attains the ratchet engagement position based on an operating position of an operating member forming part of the transmission means, and the control unit that controls actuation of the electric actuator determines that there is an abnormal state when the switching mode of the first switch is unchanged at the time the second switch changes switching mode. This enables an abnormal state in which engagement of a ratchet with a latch becomes insufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kouzuma, Kazuyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10107012
    Abstract: A controller for energizing a vehicle door lock indicator is provided wherein in a power source OFF state, energization of in-vehicle equipment activated by energization is cut off, energization control means cuts off energization of electric display means, energization of which has started at the time of switching when lock state detection means has detected switching from the locked state to the unlocked state, when a predetermined time has elapsed from the time of the switching, and in a power source ON state, energization of the in-vehicle equipment is enabled, as long as the lock state detection means detects the unlocked state, the energization control means continues the energized state of the electric display means even after the predetermined time has elapsed. Thus, when a power source is in an ON state, an unlocked state is clearly displayed, and a door can be prevented from opening undesirably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kuriyama, Tomonori Kamimura, Yu Nishio
  • Patent number: 10072447
    Abstract: An outer handle device for a vehicle door is provided in which an actuator can drive the outer handle to a pop-up position where the operating portion of the outer handle projects outward from the outer panel, wherein in a state in which the outer handle is in a pop-up position, a drive lever of the actuator is held at an operated position by holding means, a release lever is pivoted by a handle lever pivoting with the outer handle when the outer handle pivots from the pop-up position to the full stroke position, the holding of the drive lever by the holding means is released by the pivoting of the release lever, and the drive lever is forcibly returned to the initial position. This enables an outer handle to be returned to a housed position even if there is a malfunction of an actuator-side electric drive source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventor: Hiroto Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10030413
    Abstract: Provided is an outer handle device for a vehicle door includes an outer handle and a cover. The outer handle includes a handle body that is disposed outside an outer panel of the vehicle door and extends in a front-rear direction of a vehicle. The cover is configured to cover, from an outside of the vehicle door, a cylinder lock located in a position adjacent to a first end of the handle body. The cover is configured to be attached to the outer panel and has an extension part, and the outer handle is turnable between a non-operation position and an operation position. While the outer handle is in the non-operation position, the extension part is engaged with a first end of the handle body and overlaps the first end of the handle body in a side view. While the outer handle is in the operation position, the engagement between the extension part and the first end of the handle body is released, and the cover is attachable to and detachable from the outer panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HONDA LOCK
    Inventors: Youichirou Kamimura, Isao Todaka, Tadashi Saitou
  • Patent number: 9970219
    Abstract: A latch release device for a vehicle door is provided which enables the release of the latched state of a latch mechanism that accompanies actuation of an electric actuator in response to the normal operation of an operating member for latch release, and the release of the latched state by a mechanical latch release operating force in response to emergency operation of the operating member for latch release, and includes a child lock mechanism attached to the latch mechanism, wherein the child lock mechanism is arranged so as to switch between linking and unlinking the actuating member for latch release and a mechanical operating force input member to which a mechanical latch release operating force is transmitted from the operating member for latch release, and latch release intention detection means is disposed on the latch mechanism so as to detect actuation of the actuating member for latch release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kouzuma, Masayuki Taniyama, Kohei Hirotani
  • Patent number: 9926727
    Abstract: A latch release device for a vehicle door is provided which includes an electric actuator that can exert power for latch release for releasing a latched state of a door, a latch mechanism that releases the latched state of the door in response to actuation of the electric actuator or input of a mechanical latch release operating force, and an operating member for latch release that enables normal operation by a vehicle user so as to actuate the electric actuator and emergency operation by a vehicle user so as to input a mechanical latch release operating force into the latch mechanism, wherein the emergency operation of an operating member for latch release is restricted and emergency operation restriction means restricts emergency operation of the operating member for latch release when an operating member for restriction release that a vehicle user can operate is in a non-operated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kouzuma, Hiroto Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9865412
    Abstract: In a push-button switch device for a vehicle including a first case member fixed to a vehicle body or a lid openably and closably mounted on the vehicle body, a second case member mounted on the first case member forming a case together with the first case member, a push-button supported on the case configured for a pushing operation, and a switch housed in and fixed to the case in a state in which waterproofness is ensured while a switching mode thereof is changed in response to a pushing operation of the push-button, the entrance of water into the case is suppressed as far as possible. A labyrinth passage bent up and down is formed between the first and second case members further inside than an abutment part formed by mutual abutment of at least upper edges among peripheral edges of the first and second case members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Satou, Kunihiro Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Tsuboi, Eita Yamaki, Hiroyuki Hazawa, Tsukasa Kishida
  • Publication number: 20170368996
    Abstract: A vehicle door mirror is provided in which a base member is mounted on a side door while having a plurality of mounting holes and a plurality of insertion holes coaxially communicating with the mounting holes, a mirror housing is pivotably supported on a support shaft which has a plurality of bosses having a tubular portion and a rib extending along an axis of the tubular portion and being plurally projectingly provided on the tubular portion, and a screw member inserted through the insertion hole is screwed into the tubular portion of the boss inserted into the mounting hole so that the rib abuts against the mounting hole, wherein the rib is projectingly provided on the outer peripheral face, at least on a base part side, of the tubular portion. Such arrangement suppresses vibration of the mirror even when the support shaft is made of a synthetic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Yasuyuki ETO, Satoshi JIN
  • Publication number: 20170349101
    Abstract: A vehicle door mirror in which a mirror housing is formed by joining a plurality of cover members to each other, is provided, wherein an engagement projection is projectingly provided integrally with one of a pair of cover members, the engagement projection projecting inward from an inner face of the one cover member and having a first engagement claw on an extremity part thereof and a second engagement claw disposed further toward the inner face side of the one cover member than the first engagement claw, and a first latching part and a second latching part are provided integrally with the other of the pair of cover members, the first engagement claw being resiliently engaged with the first latching part, and the second engagement claw being resiliently engaged with the second latching part. Such arrangement prevents the cover members from falling apart due to an external force or vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventor: Yasuyuki ETO
  • Publication number: 20170327043
    Abstract: A vehicle door mirror in which a pivoting member fixedly housed within a mirror housing on which a mirror is mounted is pivotably supported on a support shaft implanted in a base member mounted on a side door, wherein in order to restrict an end of pivoting of at least one of a forward inclined position and a rearward inclined position of the mirror housing, a restricting face is formed on one of the support shaft and the base member, and a restricting part is provided on the pivoting member, the restricting part being capable of making line contact with the restricting face in one plane orthogonal to an axis of the support shaft. This prevents excessive stress from occurring when restricting the range of pivoting of a mirror housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HONDA LOCK
    Inventors: Satoshi JIN, Yasuyuki ETO
  • Patent number: 9758992
    Abstract: A door lock device for a vehicle is provided in which a lock release member that is operable between an operating position at which the ratchet is operated toward the side on which the ratchet engages with the latch and a standby position at which free pivoting of the ratchet is allowed and that is urged toward the standby position is driven to the operating position by a drive member which engages with the lock release member when an actuator is operated, the door lock device being capable of releasing a locked state of a door by operation of the actuator and also being capable of releasing the locked state of the door by a manual operation, wherein an engagement release mechanism (96) releases engagement of a drive member (67) and a lock release member (66) in response to a manual operation for releasing the locked state of the door being carried out while the drive member (67) is engaged with the lock release member (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kouzuma