Honda Patents

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. develops, produces and manufactures motor products, including engines, scooters, motorcycles, passenger cars, light trucks, and power tools and products. It markets its automobile products under the Honda and Acura brands. The company also provides financing to support the sale of its products.

Honda Patents by Type
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  • Honda Patent Applications: Honda patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Publication number: 20220129104
    Abstract: A touch panel apparatus including a first detector detecting a first operation of a touch operation unit, a second detector detecting a second operation of a rotating operation unit disposed close to the touch operation unit, and a microprocessor performing making a determination whether to prioritize the first or second operation, and outputting an operation command corresponding to the first or second operation in accordance with the determination. The second detector includes six or more touch sensors disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the rotating operation unit, and the microprocessor performs outputting the operation command corresponding to the first operation when the first operation is detected, while not outputting the operation command corresponding to the first operation even if the first operation is detected when the touch operation over a predetermined area on the outer peripheral surface is detected by the touch sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Takahiro Mitsunari
  • Patent number: 11180946
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device includes a detection unit which detects a foot of a person present near a front door; and a vehicle door opening/closing device main body which opens a rear slide door, when the detection unit detects the foot of the person, wherein when the foot of the person is not detected within a prescribed time after being detected, the detection unit outputs a pseudo outer door handle switch on signal which demands the vehicle door opening/closing device main body to open the rear slide door, and when detection is continuously performed during a prescribed time or longer from when the detection unit has detected a detection target, the detection unit does not output the pseudo outer door handle switch on signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 11173535
    Abstract: A drilling jig for drilling a punching hole with a boundary between a basis material and a coating of a workpiece less noticeable, and a drilling method using this drilling jig. It includes a male blade, a female blade, and a hexagon bolt; the male blade and the hexagon bolt are capable of being coupled to each other; a screw hole, through which the hexagon bolt is inserted, and a blade portion are formed in the male blade; the blade portion has a planar blade surface; a shaft insertion hole, through which the hexagon bolt is inserted, and a blade portion housing hole capable of housing the blade portion are formed in the female blade, whereby the boundary between the basis material and the coating of a bumper can be positioned on the inside of the punching hole, preventing the appearance of the punching hole from being impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Tomohiro Ogawa, Kazuya Takita, Ichiro Hosoya, Takashi Kumamoto, Yukio Kimura
  • Patent number: 11098520
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device drives a slide door to a locked state under authentication communication between an authentication ECU of a vehicle side and a mobile device, when the slide door is in a closed and unlocked state and the presence of a user is detected by a detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 11097654
    Abstract: A door handle providing a superior visibility from both front and rear directions of a vehicle is provided. The door handle includes: an operating portion that bulges from a door outer surface, defining a space between the door outer surface and the operating portion, allowing a user to insert his or her hand into the space; a fixation portion arranged adjacent to the operating portion, including a lens as a translucent member; an outer surface provided in the lens, the outer surface having such a region that a vehicle rear side of the region is positioned outward as compared to a vehicle front side thereof; and a lighting body serving as a direction indicator allowing a transmissive illumination to be made from the inner surface side of the lens. Thus, the lens can be made visible not only from the vehicular lateral side but from the vehicular front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Seki, Kenichi Nara
  • Publication number: 20210213898
    Abstract: Provided is a bumper capable of improving a maneuvering stability of a vehicle. The bumper is a front bumper 7 to be attached to a front lower portion of a vehicle 1. Flow-straightening protrusions 31 each formed along a vehicular front-rear direction are provided on a lower portion of the front bumper 7 in a way such that they are aligned along a vehicular width direction across a region on an extended line 36 of a vehicular width direction inner end portion 2T of each of front wheels 2L, 2R of the vehicle 1. Thus, the occurrence of turbulent flows around the front wheels 2L, 2R can be restricted so that a vehicle stability can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryo Shiogai, Seiko Fukuda, Takashi Yuzawa, Masahiro Abe, Jun Takada
  • Publication number: 20210164283
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device includes a detection unit which detects a foot of a person present near a front door; and a vehicle door opening/closing device main body which opens a rear slide door, when the detection unit detects the foot of the person, wherein when the foot of the person is not detected within a prescribed time after being detected, the detection unit outputs a pseudo outer door handle switch on signal which demands the vehicle door opening/closing device main body to open the rear slide door, and when detection is continuously performed during a prescribed time or longer from when the detection unit has detected a detection target, the detection unit does not output the pseudo outer door handle switch on signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20210146848
    Abstract: Provided is an escape tool housing member to be wound around an assist grip of a vehicle, in which a main body is to be wound around a grip portion, and a housing portion housing an escape tool is arranged to abut against an inner side of the grip portion. By pinching and then pulling with fingers a left convex portion, a pull portion, a concave portion and a right convex portion that are positioned on a front surface side of the grip portion, a left inner fixation portion and a left outer fixation portion will be disconnected from each other, and a right inner fixation portion and a right outer fixation portion will be disconnected from each other as well, thereby allowing the escape tool housing member to be removed from the assist grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Akihiko Saito, Shinpei Takenaka
  • Patent number: 11008053
    Abstract: An aerodynamic component disposed on a side face of an upper rear part of an automobile vehicle body and reduces a lift coefficient of a vehicle body rear part, includes a plate-shaped base part and a fin projectingly provided on a front face of the base part, wherein the base part gently increases in thickness from a front edge side to a rear edge side, and has at the rear edge a shape that rises steeply with respect to the side face of the upper rear part of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryo Shiogai, Takashi Yuzawa, Seiko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10967674
    Abstract: Provided are a decorative part, a wheel, and a fixation structure of such decorative part and wheel that are unaffected by variations in sizes at the time of manufacturing. The decorative part is to be attached to a vehicular wheel. This decorative part has the fixation portions to be fixed to the wheel; and the first plate-shaped ribs and the second plate-shaped ribs that are arranged at given intervals. The decorative part is to be fixed to the wheel with linear convex portions formed on the wheel being arranged in between and positioned to the first plate-shaped ribs and the second plate-shaped ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Masaya Funabashi
  • Patent number: 10946806
    Abstract: A mesh pocket for a vehicle includes a net member, a plurality of hook clips provided on a front face of an interior material, and a fixing member fixing part of the net member to the interior material. In a state in which corner parts of the net member are latched on the plurality of hook clips, part of a lower side of the net member is fixed to the interior material by the fixing member. Accordingly, even when the net member is detached from the hook clip when not in use, due to part of the net member being fixed to the interior material there is no possibility that it will be lost and, moreover, since a shopping bag, etc. can be hung on the hook clip, from which the net member is detached, the convenience can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shinnosuke Takeda
  • Patent number: 10760322
    Abstract: In a state that an engine is started up by using a mobile device from outside a vehicle, a power mode changeover switch is switched from a fixed contact OFF to a fixed contact START while avoiding a fixed contact ACC and a fixed contact ON, and the power mode changeover switch is maintained at the fixed contact START even after the engine is placed in an operation state. When an electric power is not supplied through the fixed contact ACC, a detection unit places itself in a state in which a detection operation is possible, and when the electric power is supplied, the detection unit places itself in a detection operation prohibition state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10738527
    Abstract: A vehicle door opening/closing device includes a front door configured to open and close a front left opening of a vehicle body, a rear sliding door configured to open and close a rear left opening of the vehicle body, a vehicle door opening/closing device main body configured to automatically open and close the rear sliding door, a detection unit configured to detect the presence of the left foot of a user, and a control unit (detection ECU, door lock ECU, sliding door driving ECU). If the front door is in an opened state at the time when the detection unit detects the presence of the left foot, the control unit does not put the rear sliding door into a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10696237
    Abstract: Provided is a highly versatile attachment component corresponding to a space around an attachment location of a vehicular member. A retainer for attaching an ultrasonic sensor to a vehicle has a member holding portion for holding the ultrasonic sensor; and an attachment portion that is to be attached to the vehicle. The attachment portion has a center attachment part; a plurality of attachment pieces which are an upper attachment piece, a lower attachment piece, a left attachment piece and a right attachment piece; and cuttable sections joining the center attachment part and the multiple attachment pieces. These attachment pieces can be removed by cutting the cuttable sections. Therefore, some of the attachment pieces may be removed so as to secure a space around a location to which the ultrasonic sensor is to be attached, thus allowing the ultrasonic sensor to be attached to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Kazuya Takita
  • Patent number: 10668847
    Abstract: Provided is an assist grip handle storing an escape hammer. The handle is to be attached to an interior space of a vehicle, and includes a bar-shaped grip portion; a curved portion continuous with at least one end of the grip portion; and an attachment portion continuous with the curved portion and attached to an interior member of the vehicle. Since provided inside the grip portion is a storage portion continuous with an opening section formed at the curved portion side, and an escape hammer is stored in the storage portion, the hammer can be stored in the handle in a compact manner. Since there are provided a biasing member biasing the hammer toward the opening section side; a regulation portion for regulating the hammer; and a push button for releasing the restriction by the regulation portion, the hammer can be easily installed in and removed from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shinpei Takenaka, Akihiko Saito
  • Patent number: 10549724
    Abstract: An ejection nozzle member attached to a vehicle-mounted camera is formed from an elastic material, and includes a cover member mounted on an upper surface of a casing, the cover member having therein an air passage to which compressed air is supplied. A pair of seal members are formed in an air ejecting unit, from which the compressed air is ejected, on outer sides of the air passage in a widthwise direction. The seal members are formed in lip shapes, protruding downward and toward the center in the widthwise direction on a side of the air passage. When the ejection nozzle member is attached to the camera, distal ends of the seal members are placed in contact mutually on the side of the air passage, and are pressed toward the casing by the compressed air that flows in the air passage to thereby be placed in intimate contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA ACCESS CORP., KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Mitsunari, Kazuki Hikawa, Takumi Yonezawa, Akinobu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20200024886
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device drives a slide door to a locked state under authentication communication between an authentication ECU of a vehicle side and a mobile device, when the slide door is in a closed and unlocked state and the presence of a user is detected by a detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20200023624
    Abstract: A fabric includes a fabric body and a backing resin layer laminated on a rear surface of the fabric body. The fabric body includes a fluorine-containing organic compound adhered to at least the surface thereof, and the fluorine-containing organic compound has six carbon atoms and at least one fluorine atom. The backing resin layer contains a resin, a flame retardant, and an organic fluorine based oil repellent in which the carbon number is six.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUMINOE TEXTILE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie HAYASHI, Toshimitsu MIZUKOSHI, Koichi TANE, Satoya MATSUDA, Kuniaki KONDO, Yoshitomo TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200010130
    Abstract: An aerodynamic component disposed on a side face of an upper rear part of an automobile vehicle body and reduces a lift coefficient of a vehicle body rear part, includes a plate-shaped base part and a fin projectingly provided on a front face of the base part, wherein the base part gently increases in thickness from a front edge side to a rear edge side, and has at the rear edge a shape that rises steeply with respect to the side face of the upper rear part of the vehicle body. Therefore, it is possible for the aerodynamic component to generate a turbulent vortex in the air flow passing the vehicle body upper rear part to thus decrease the lift coefficient of the vehicle body rear part and ensure the ground load for the rear wheel, thereby enabling the handling stability of the vehicle to be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryo SHIOGAI, Takashi YUZAWA, Seiko FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20190388951
    Abstract: A drilling jig for drilling a punching hole with a boundary between a basis material and a coating of a workpiece less noticeable, and a drilling method using this drilling jig. It includes a male blade, a female blade, and a hexagon bolt; the male blade and the hexagon bolt are capable of being coupled to each other; a screw hole, through which the hexagon bolt is inserted, and a blade portion are formed in the male blade; the blade portion has a planar blade surface; a shaft insertion hole, through which the hexagon bolt is inserted, and a blade portion housing hole capable of housing the blade portion are formed in the female blade, whereby the boundary between the basis material and the coating of a bumper can be positioned on the inside of the punching hole, preventing the appearance of the punching hole from being impaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Tomohiro Ogawa, Kazuya Takita, Ichiro Hosoya, Takashi Kumamoto, Yukio Kimura
  • Patent number: 10501126
    Abstract: In a mounting structure of an exterior part, a molding has a recess capable of being fitted to an outer periphery of the exterior part, as seen in a cross-sectional view. The outer periphery includes a recessed corner portion at which two sides of the outer periphery cross each other. One of the two sides constituting the recessed corner portion includes a protrusion capable of being fitted into the recess of the molding. The other of the two sides includes a cutout portion disposed adjacent to the protrusion, the cutout portion permitting insertion of the molding therethrough under a condition where the exterior part is mounted on a front surface of a main member. The exterior part is mounted on the front surface of the main member under a condition where an end portion of the molding mounted on the one side is inserted into the cutout portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryo Shiogai, Masahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10486401
    Abstract: A fabric includes a fabric body and a backing resin layer laminated on a rear surface of the fabric body. The fabric body includes a fluorine-containing organic compound adhered to at least the surface thereof, and the fluorine-containing organic compound has six carbon atoms and at least one fluorine atom. The backing resin layer contains a resin, a flame retardant, and an organic fluorine based oil repellent in which the carbon number is six.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUMINOE TEXTILE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie Hayashi, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Koichi Tane, Satoya Matsuda, Kuniaki Kondo, Yoshitomo Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190303812
    Abstract: In a workflow system that is configured from a server and a client and that performs via a network a job that has been set arbitrarily combining an operation flow and an approval application flow, a concurrent number of the operation flows that can be concurrently set in one workflow is arbitrarily set by the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Fumihiko Kato
  • Publication number: 20190291509
    Abstract: Provided are a decorative part, a wheel, and a fixation structure of such decorative part and wheel that are unaffected by variations in sizes at the time of manufacturing. The decorative part is to be attached to a vehicular wheel. This decorative part has the fixation portions to be fixed to the wheel; and the first plate-shaped ribs and the second plate-shaped ribs that are arranged at given intervals. The decorative part is to be fixed to the wheel with linear convex portions formed on the wheel being arranged in between and positioned to the first plate-shaped ribs and the second plate-shaped ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Masaya Funabashi
  • Publication number: 20190291654
    Abstract: A mesh pocket for a vehicle includes a net member, a plurality of hook clips provided on a front face of an interior material, and a fixing member fixing part of the net member to the interior material. In a state in which corner parts of the net member are latched on the plurality of hook clips, part of a lower side of the net member is fixed to the interior material by the fixing member. Accordingly, even when the net member is detached from the hook clip when not in use, due to part of the net member being fixed to the interior material there is no possibility that it will be lost and, moreover, since a shopping bag, etc. can be hung on the hook clip, from which the net member is detached, the convenience can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shinnosuke Takeda
  • Publication number: 20190265341
    Abstract: A structure for attaching an ultrasound sensor to a side portion of a vehicle includes a bracket via which the ultrasound sensor is attached to face the ground under the floor of the vehicle and to be inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the horizontal plane such that water drops adhering to the ultrasound sensor flow downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicants: Honda Access Corp., Honda Access Taiwan Co., Ltd., Whetron Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana, Yangjian Li, Takuya Tamura, Qi Chen, Kai-Wei Yeh, Cheng-Hung Tsai, Yu-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 10308291
    Abstract: A rear gate arranged at a rear end of a cargo bed of a truck includes: a support frame arranged at the rear end of the cargo bed and extending along a vehicle width direction; a pair of first and second gate frame bodies arranged at both ends in the vehicle width direction of the support frame; and a first divided gate and a second divided gate supported openably from the first and second gate frame bodies. The rear gate includes a pair of first and second opening/closing switching units configured to switch an opened/closed state of the rear gate. Operation levers of the first and second opening/closing switching units are operated to switch among a vertical opening state, a horizontal opening state, and a locked state restricting from the vertical opening and the horizontal opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Seki, Yuta Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10279660
    Abstract: A window cover for an automobile integrally includes: a front sheet to cover an outer surface of an automobile windshield; and a pair of side sheets to cover outer surfaces of left and right front door glasses, respectively. The side sheets are fixed to a vehicle body by a fixing device. The device includes a plate-shaped tab fixed to a rear edge of each side sheet. The tab is fixed by being inserted into a clearance between a rear edge of each of the front door glasses and a front edge of a rear door glass of a rear door placed rearward of the rear edge. Accordingly, convenience is improved because the cover can be easily attached to the vehicle body with the front and rear doors remaining closed, and workability is not deteriorated because the cover is not twisted or entwined when the front doors are opened or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nomura, Daisuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10202074
    Abstract: This vehicular transmissive member includes: a first transmissive layer that is provided on a first side in a light passing direction and that has a first luminescent portion, which becomes visually recognizable by specific light; a second transmissive layer that is provided on a second side in the light passing direction further than the first transmissive layer and that has a second luminescent portion, which becomes visually recognizable by the specific light; and a light blocking layer that is provided between the first transmissive layer and the second transmissive layer and that blocks the specific light from passing through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Akira Kumada
  • Publication number: 20190023166
    Abstract: Provided is an assist grip handle storing an escape hammer. The handle is to be attached to an interior space of a vehicle, and includes a bar-shaped grip portion; a curved portion continuous with at least one end of the grip portion; and an attachment portion continuous with the curved portion and attached to an interior member of the vehicle. Since provided inside the grip portion is a storage portion continuous with an opening section formed at the curved portion side, and an escape hammer is stored in the storage portion, the hammer can be stored in the handle in a compact manner. Since there are provided a biasing member biasing the hammer toward the opening section side; a regulation portion for regulating the hammer; and a push button for releasing the restriction by the regulation portion, the hammer can be easily installed in and removed from the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shinpei Takenaka, Akihiko Saito
  • Patent number: 10112553
    Abstract: A garnish for a vehicle includes a vehicle exterior garnish section facing the outside of a vehicle body and a vehicle interior garnish section facing the inside of a passenger compartment, wherein the vehicle interior garnish section has a panel opposing surface (14) opposite to an opening edge of a vehicle external side of an opening section (6) of a vehicle body panel (5) and an interior surface (13) facing the inside of the passenger compartment through the opening section (6), and the vehicle exterior garnish section is installed at the vehicle external side of the vehicle interior garnish section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Aizawa, Hiroyuki Hatori
  • Publication number: 20180283081
    Abstract: A vehicle door opening/closing device includes a front door configured to open and close a front left opening of a vehicle body, a rear sliding door configured to open and close a rear left opening of the vehicle body, a vehicle door opening/closing device main body configured to automatically open and close the rear sliding door, a detection unit configured to detect the presence of the left foot of a user, and a control unit (detection ECU, door lock ECU, sliding door driving ECU). If the front door is in an opened state at the time when the detection unit detects the presence of the left foot, the control unit does not put the rear sliding door into a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20180283080
    Abstract: In a state that an engine is started up by using a mobile device from outside a vehicle, a power mode changeover switch is switched from a fixed contact OFF to a fixed contact START while avoiding a fixed contact ACC and a fixed contact ON, and the power mode changeover switch is maintained at the fixed contact START even after the engine is placed in an operation state. When an electric power is not supplied through the fixed contact ACC, a detection unit places itself in a state in which a detection operation is possible, and when the electric power is supplied, the detection unit places itself in a detection operation prohibition state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10080403
    Abstract: In a component-securing device, in a state in which a base member is secured to a component by the engagement of an engagement portion of a clip to a to-be-engaged portion of a joining pin, pushing a pair of pressing portions in an outer peripheral portion of the clip in a direction (see arrow A) of approaching each other makes the outer peripheral portion deform and a pair of joining pin insertion portions move in a direction of moving away from each other, and engagement between the engagement portion of the clip and the to-be-engaged portion of the joining pin is released, thereby enabling the clip to be polled out from the joining pin. Merely deforming the outer peripheral portion of the clip inward enables the engagement with the joining pin to be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Mitsuo, Ryoichi Adachi, Masanori Seo
  • Publication number: 20180251100
    Abstract: An ejection nozzle member attached to a vehicle-mounted camera is formed from an elastic material, and includes a cover member mounted on an upper surface of a casing, the cover member having therein an air passage to which compressed air is supplied. A pair of seal members are formed in an air ejecting unit, from which the compressed air is ejected, on outer sides of the air passage in a widthwise direction. The seal members are formed in lip shapes, protruding downward and toward the center in the widthwise direction on a side of the air passage. When the ejection nozzle member is attached to the camera, distal ends of the seal members are placed in contact mutually on the side of the air passage, and are pressed toward the casing by the compressed air that flows in the air passage to thereby be placed in intimate contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicants: Honda Access Corp., KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Mitsunari, Kazuki Hikawa, Takumi Yonezawa, Akinobu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20180194273
    Abstract: A door handle providing a superior visibility from both front and rear directions of a vehicle is provided. The door handle includes: an operating portion that bulges from a door outer surface, defining a space between the door outer surface and the operating portion, allowing a user to insert his or her hand into the space; a fixation portion arranged adjacent to the operating portion, including a lens as a translucent member; an outer surface provided in the lens, the outer surface having such a region that a vehicle rear side of the region is positioned outward as compared to a vehicle front side thereof; and a lighting body serving as a direction indicator allowing a transmissive illumination to be made from the inner surface side of the lens. Thus, the lens can be made visible not only from the vehicular lateral side but from the vehicular front side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Seki, Kenichi Nara
  • Publication number: 20180178854
    Abstract: In a mounting structure of an exterior part, a molding has a recess capable of being fitted to an outer periphery of the exterior part, as seen in a cross-sectional view. The outer periphery includes a recessed corner portion at which two sides of the outer periphery cross each other. One of the two sides constituting the recessed corner portion includes a protrusion capable of being fitted into the recess of the molding. The other of the two sides includes a cutout portion disposed adjacent to the protrusion, the cutout portion permitting insertion of the molding therethrough under a condition where the exterior part is mounted on a front surface of a main member. The exterior part is mounted on the front surface of the main member under a condition where an end portion of the molding mounted on the one side is inserted into the cutout portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Ryo Shiogai, Masahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10005346
    Abstract: In a Targa top vehicle, a detachable roof unit is supported between a front roof arch along an upper edge of a front windshield and a rear roof arch along an upper edge of a rear windshield. The roof unit is fixed to the front roof arch and the rear roof arch by engaging an axially movable front fixing pin with a pin hole of the front roof arch and engaging an axially movable rear fixing pin with a pin hole of the rear roof arch, and an opening formed in a central part of the roof unit is opened and closed by a canvas that can be unfolded and folded. Accordingly, it is possible to achieve a balance between an open feel of the Targa top vehicle and convenience of simply opening and closing the opening of a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kiyota, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9981601
    Abstract: A display device includes: a transparent plate-shaped substrate capable of blocking light transmission in its partial region; a planar light-emitting body disposed on a back surface side of the substrate; a light-shielding plate capable of blocking light transmission in its partial region and disposed between the substrate and the light-emitting body; and a design part displayed on the substrate, having a predetermined shape formed from a character or graphic. A first light-shielding region formed from a recess with a same shape as an outline of the design part, and a second light-shielding region having a shape enlarged outward from an outline of the recess by a first dimension are respectively provided on the back surface side of the substrate and a front or back surface side of the plate. First and second light-shielding layers blocking light from the light-emitting body are formed in the first and second light-shielding regions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yuki Koga, Go Koyama, Hirokazu Ishida, Liang Chen, Noriyuki Kiyota
  • Publication number: 20180111548
    Abstract: A display device includes: a transparent plate-shaped substrate capable of blocking light transmission in its partial region; a planar light-emitting body disposed on a back surface side of the substrate; a light-shielding plate capable of blocking light transmission in its partial region and disposed between the substrate and the light-emitting body; and a design part displayed on the substrate, having a predetermined shape formed from a character or graphic. A first light-shielding region formed from a recess with a same shape as an outline of the design part, and a second light-shielding region having a shape enlarged outward from an outline of the recess by a first dimension are respectively provided on the back surface side of the substrate and a front or back surface side of the plate. First and second light-shielding layers blocking light from the light-emitting body are formed in the first and second light-shielding regions, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yuki Koga, Go Koyama, Hirokazu Ishida, Liang Chen, Noriyuki Kiyota
  • Publication number: 20180093618
    Abstract: Provided is a highly versatile attachment component corresponding to a space around an attachment location of a vehicular member. A retainer for attaching an ultrasonic sensor to a vehicle has a member holding portion for holding the ultrasonic sensor; and an attachment portion that is to be attached to the vehicle. The attachment portion has a center attachment part; a plurality of attachment pieces which are an upper attachment piece, a lower attachment piece, a left attachment piece and a right attachment piece; and cuttable sections joining the center attachment part and the multiple attachment pieces. These attachment pieces can be removed by cutting the cuttable sections. Therefore, some of the attachment pieces may be removed so as to secure a space around a location to which the ultrasonic sensor is to be attached, thus allowing the ultrasonic sensor to be attached to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Kazuya Takita
  • Publication number: 20180086392
    Abstract: A rear gate arranged at a rear end of a cargo bed of a truck includes: a support frame arranged at the rear end of the cargo bed and extending along a vehicle width direction; a pair of first and second gate frame bodies arranged at both ends in the vehicle width direction of the support frame; and a first divided gate and a second divided gate supported openably from the first and second gate frame bodies. The rear gate includes a pair of first and second opening/closing switching units configured to switch an opened/closed state of the rear gate. Operation levers of the first and second opening/closing switching units are operated to switch among a vertical opening state, a horizontal opening state, and a locked state restricting from the vertical opening and the horizontal opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Seki, Yuta Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9919630
    Abstract: Provided is a floor mat fastening structure capable of preventing a circumferential edge portion of a mat main body from rising. This structure is to fasten a mat main body laid on a vehicle floor. A fastening member(s) are provided on a rear circumferential edge of the mat main body. The front end region of this fastening member is provided with an insertion portion having a cutout opening section. The fastening member is sandwiched between the vehicle floor and a foot bracket fixed on the vehicle floor such that the rising of the mat main body due to a long period of use can be restricted, thereby ensuring the quality of the product. Each fastening member is formed into the shape of a sheet, and has a flat upper and lower surfaces. Thus, the fastening member can be easily inserted in between the vehicle floor and the foot bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shinpei Takenaka, Shinnosuke Takeda
  • Patent number: 9849046
    Abstract: An occupant transfer apparatus includes: guide rails arranged substantially along an up-down direction between a seat and a door; a slide unit raisable and lowerable along the guide rails; and a transfer board foldably supported by the slide unit. A long elastic member connects a floor panel and the slide unit, and elastic force of the elastic member biases the slide unit upward. By balancing the elastic force of the elastic member with the weight of an assisted person, the assisted person sitting on the transfer board can be raised and lowered with very small force. Moreover, because there is no need for a special drive source, the structure can be realized at low cost, and also be made compact. This prevents the structure from narrowing a vehicle-compartment space and obstructing an able-bodied person getting in and out of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Misonou, Shintaro Arimura
  • Patent number: 9849850
    Abstract: A system (e.g., a monitoring device) for monitoring a first battery (e.g., a vehicle battery) provided in a vehicle is provided with a monitoring unit for monitoring the electric state of the first battery (e.g., the vehicle battery) capable of starting a motor of the vehicle; and a power supply unit that is a second battery for supplying electric power to the monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may determine whether or not the motor is stopped, and when the motor is stopped, the monitoring unit may monitor, as the electric state of the first battery, e.g., the voltage of the first battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Patent number: 9834135
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes: a light source; a sealed housing accommodating the light source therein; and an aiming screw rotatably supported in a through-hole which extends through the housing. Therefore, an optical axis of light emitted from the light source can be adjusted by rotating the aiming screw. A breathing passage communicating inside and outside of the housing with each other is provided inside the aiming screw, so that it is unnecessary to separately provide a breathing passage, thereby enabling decrease in the number of parts, and simplification of the structure. Accordingly, breathing of the housing of the lighting apparatus is achieved using a simple and compact structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Kunihiko Seki
  • Publication number: 20170313040
    Abstract: A fabric includes a fabric body and a backing resin layer laminated on a rear surface of the fabric body. The fabric body includes a fluorine-containing organic compound adhered to at least the surface thereof, and the fluorine-containing organic compound has six carbon atoms and at least one fluorine atom. The backing resin layer contains a resin, a flame retardant, and an organic fluorine based oil repellent in which the carbon number is six.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicants: HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUMINOE TEXTILE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie HAYASHI, Toshimitsu MIZUKOSHI, Koichi TANE, Satoya MATSUDA, Kuniaki KONDO, Yoshitomo TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170253179
    Abstract: This vehicular transmissive member includes: a first transmissive layer that is provided on a first side in a light passing direction and that has a first luminescent portion, which becomes visually recognizable by specific, light; a second transmissive layer that is provided on a second side in the light passing direction further than the first transmissive layer and that has a second luminescent portion, which becomes visually recognizable by the specific light; and a light blocking layer that is provided between the first transmissive layer and the second transmissive layer and that blocks the specific light from passing through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Akira Kumada
  • Patent number: 9744918
    Abstract: A vehicle decoration structure for decorating a design surface (25a) in a cabin (11) is such that on the design surface (25a), there is formed a first decoration layer (31) with a first pattern (31a) that is visually recognizable with natural light. In a part of an upper surface of the first decoration layer (31), a light-accumulating material (32) having light-accumulating property and shaped in a second pattern is disposed. On upper surface of the first decoration layer (31) and the light-accumulating material (32), a second decoration layer (33) having a fluorescence pattern (33a) is formed using a fluorescence paint having no light-accumulating property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Akira Kumada
  • Patent number: D812458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: HONDA ACCESS CORP., PIOLAX INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kazuki Iwashita, Hiroshi Murakami, Ryu Hattori, Kazuhiro Mita