Honda Patent Applications

Patents granted to Honda by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170240032
    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: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kiyota, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20160304034
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Aizawa, Hiroyuki Hatori
  • Publication number: 20160251890
    Abstract: A portable device includes a reservation setting device which stores an automatic door opening command for automatically opening a door, and in a case where the portable device is moved close to a vehicle and authentication is established between the portable device and a door opening-closing control unit, the door opening-closing control unit automatically opens the door when receiving the automatic door opening command stored in the reservation setting device from the portable device. Accordingly, for example, in a case where a driver leaves the vehicle and then needs to return to the vehicle while holding an unexpectedly large amount of goods, the driver operates the portable device and reserves the automatic door opening command before returning to the vehicle so as to be able to automatically open the door when returning to the vehicle, and convenience is thereby improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Hiroto Sakai
  • Publication number: 20160207474
    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 (1) 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: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Akira Kumada
  • Publication number: 20160206053
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazutaka MITSUO, Ryoichi ADACHI, Masanori SEO
  • Publication number: 20160174721
    Abstract: A cushion includes a first cushion portion, a second cushion portion, and a connecting portion interconnecting the first cushion portion and the second cushion portion such that the first cushion portion and the second cushion portion are brought to an open position to unfold the cushion. The first cushion portion and the second cushion are movable to a closed position to fold the cushion along the connecting portion into a generally rectangular parallelepiped. The connecting portion is provided along one corner of the generally rectangular parallelepiped and interconnects one end of a first surface of the first cushion portion and one end of a first surface of the second cushion portion. An inclining surface of the first cushion portion and an inclining surface of the second cushion portion are both planar surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kubota, Kazumichi Hamaguchi, Hideyuki Suzuki, Ryo Abe
  • Publication number: 20160101717
    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: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shinpei Takenaka, Shinnosuke Takeda
  • Publication number: 20160076757
    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: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Kunihiko Seki
  • Publication number: 20160059756
    Abstract: A side support cover for application to a vehicle seat having a backrest part is disclosed. The side support cover includes left and right cover bodies for covering respective left and right side supports, and left and right lace members with one ends attached to the respective cover bodies. The left and right lace members are connected to the left and right cover bodies at a point positioned in the vicinity of boundaries between the lace members and the side supports. The backrest part has through-holes extending through the backrest part in a front-back direction. The lace members are passed through the respective through-holes in a state of being tensioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsuhashi, Takumi Kobayashi, Hiroshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20150298630
    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: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Publication number: 20150291093
    Abstract: A driver dangerous driving reporting device (100) is provided with a danger prediction unit (30) and a danger reporting unit (40). The danger predicting unit (30) associates a driver inside a vehicle with a subject outside the vehicle, and on the basis of a single image simultaneously representing the driver (subject outside vehicle), is capable of predicting dangerous driving of the vehicle by the driver. When dangerous driving by the driver is predicted by the danger prediction unit (30), the danger reporting unit (40) is capable of reporting the dangerous driving by the driver to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Publication number: 20150266428
    Abstract: In a vehicle article holder detachably attached to vehicle equipment having a gripped portion and being installed at a predetermined position inside a vehicle, the holder includes a holder main body having a holding portion capable of detachably holding an article; a fixation body adjacent to and fixed to the main body and having a clamping portion capable of clamping part of the gripped portion of the equipment; and a lever body connected to the fixation body to be able to open and close the clamping portion. The fixation body, lever body, and main body are formed in such shapes that, in a state where an arbitrary part of the gripped portion is clamped by the clamping portion, another part thereof can be manually gripped. Accordingly, even when the holder is fixed to the gripped portion, a grip function of the gripped portion is not impaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Kaori Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150217728
    Abstract: Provided is a system capable of reducing production costs. The system (on-board device) comprises an acquisition unit provided in a vehicle and comprising a camera unit that captures images and/or a microphone unit that captures sound; and an error detection unit that detects vehicle errors. The system sends the acquisition results from the acquisition unit, such as images and sound, to outside the vehicle in conjunction with a mobile information terminal provided in the vehicle, when the error detection unit has detected an error. Ideally, the mobile information terminal has a rechargeable battery unit and the acquisition unit and/or the error detection unit have power supplied thereto from the battery unit in the mobile information terminal, and can operate thereby. Also, the error detection unit ideally changes the error detection mode in accordance with the state of the battery unit in the mobile information terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Publication number: 20150203014
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat reducing a load on a mat main body. The vehicle floor mat includes at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a vertical rotating knob, and the second fastening member includes: an insertion receiving section for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and engaged therewith; and upper and lower half bodies sandwiching the mat main body and being connected to each other through a half body connecting portion for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and at least one outer connecting portion disposed outside the half body connecting portion provided around the insertion receiving section, thus improving a connecting strength between the upper and lower half bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicants: HONDA ACCESS CORP., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150206535
    Abstract: Provided is a speech recognition device that executes a speech recognition method capable of improving speech recognition accuracy. The speech recognition device includes a trigger generation unit for generating a trigger signal on the basis of at least mouth movement and a speech recognition unit which extracts a sound signal on the basis of the trigger signal and starts speech recognition for speech in the extracted sound signal. When the trigger generation unit is generating a trigger signal solely on the basis of opening of the mouth, the trigger generation unit generates the trigger signal so as to precede the opening of the mouth by a predetermined period. Alternatively, when the trigger generation unit is generating a trigger signal on the basis of opening of the mouth and changes in eye orientation, the trigger generation unit generates the trigger signal from the moment any of the above occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Shiro Iwai
  • Publication number: 20150042798
    Abstract: An in-vehicle camera that is provided with a substrate, a camera body, a housing including the substrate and the camera body. The substrate is provided with the opening, and the camera body is attached to the position of the opening of the substrate. Furthermore, the camera body is included in the housing, with a part thereof inserted into the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoya Takeda
  • Publication number: 20150013862
    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: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nomura, Daisuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150015706
    Abstract: A vehicle exterior image capturing device is provided with a detecting unit, such as a sensor microphone and a sensor camera, that detects a predetermined change n conditions of an occupant in a compartment of a vehicle, an exterior image capturing unit that continuously images the exterior of the vehicle compartment and generates a series of exterior images, and a storage unit that stores a part of the series of exterior images when the predetermined occupant's condition change is detected by the detecting unit. The vehicle exterior image capturing device may further include an interior image capturing unit that continuously images the interior of the vehicle compartment and generates a series of interior images. In the latter case, the storage unit also stores a part of the series of interior images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hatori, Fumihiko Aizawa, Tomohisa Kato, Tokio Isono, Yasuyo Mitsumori
  • Publication number: 20150010348
    Abstract: A structure securely attaches a component to an opening portion in a plate-shaped member without stripping or turning over the member. Each of a pair of mount members includes a first engagement portion engaged with a rear surface of the plate-shaped member and a second engagement portion engaged with the component. The component includes projecting portions to be fitted between the mount members, thus the component can be fixed against coming off by engagement of the second engagement portion and the component. The projecting portions inhibit the mount members engaged with the opening portion from moving, thereby preventing the mount members from coming off the opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuya Takita, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20150010345
    Abstract: In a structure, which securely attaches a component to an opening portion in a plate-shaped member without stripping or turning over the plate-shaped member, each of a pair of mount members includes a first engagement portion engaged with a rear surface side of the plate-shaped member and a second engagement portion engaged with the component. The component includes projecting portions to be fitted between the mount members to enable fixing against coming off by engagement of the second engagement portion and the component. The projecting portions inhibit the mount members from moving so as not to come off the opening portion. Since the second engagement portion is formed from the multiple step portions engageable with the component, engagement with the component may be done even if plate thickness of the plate-shaped member varies, enabling fixing without backlash and improving versatility to the plate-shaped member having different plate thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuya Takita, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20140297133
    Abstract: An automatic child lock device includes an electrostatic sensor installed in a seat of a vehicle, for detecting electrostatic capacitance; a detection unit that applies AC voltage to the electrostatic sensor and detects a voltage value from a current generated in the electrostatic sensor in response to the application; an occupant judgment unit that judges that an occupant seated in the seat is a child when the detected voltage value is lower than or equal to a threshold, and judges that the occupant is an adult when the detected voltage value exceeds the threshold; a locking judgment unit that judges whether or not a child lock mechanism installed in a door is in a locked state; and a locking control unit that performs a control to lock the child lock mechanism when the occupant is a child and the child lock mechanism is not in the locked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20140285372
    Abstract: An object detecting device includes a signal transmitting and receiving unit configured to generate an intermediate frequency signal based on a transmission signal and a reception signal which is a reflected wave thereof, a processing unit configured to determine that an image of a target peak frequency is a virtual image based on noise when it is determined that a peak frequency of predetermined n times the target peak frequency is not present in information based on the intermediate frequency signal generated by the signal transmitting and receiving unit and to detect an object based on the determination result, where n is an integer of 2 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA ELESYS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi KAMBE
  • Publication number: 20140285373
    Abstract: An on-board radar apparatus includes an antenna unit configured by combining one of a lens and a reflector, and a plurality of antenna elements, a transmission and reception unit configured to emit a radio wave using, for at least one of transmission or reception, a partial antenna of a plurality of patterns configured by the antenna elements that are part of the plurality of antenna elements, and to receive a reflection wave obtained by reflection of the radio wave from an object, and a detection unit configured to detect the object based on the reflection wave received by the transmission and reception unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: Honda elesys Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Shizuoka University
    Inventors: Yoshihiko KUWAHARA, Hiroyuki KAMO
  • Publication number: 20140248535
    Abstract: An electrode active material has, as a main component, a mixture of an organic compound containing a rubeanic acid and cyanomethanesulfonylamide. The rubeanic acid is represented by the following general formula: In the formula, n indicates an integer between 1 and 20, and R1-R4 indicate hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms, or a prescribed substituent group such as a hydroxide group, a 1-3C alkyl group, an amino group, a phenyl group, a cyclohexyl group, or a sulfo group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaharu Sato, Tomoaki Onoue, Hidehisa Mokudai, Toru Sukigara
  • Publication number: 20140248536
    Abstract: An electrode active material has, as a main component, a mixture of an organic compound containing a rubeanic acid and oxamide. The rubeanic acid is represented by the following general formula: In the formula, n indicates an integer between 1 and 20, and R1-R4 indicate hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms, or a prescribed substituent group such as a hydroxide group, a 1-3C alkyl group, an amino group, a phenyl group, a cyclohexyl group, or a sulfo group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaharu Sato, Tomoaki Onoue, Masanori Mita, Hidehisa Mokudai, Toru Sukigara
  • Publication number: 20140224309
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a thin-film compound solar cell having an n-type buffer layer formed therein for providing a heterojunction with a p-type compound semiconductor light absorbing layer formed on a back electrode by applying a chemical bath deposition (CBD) process using an aqueous solution for dipping the light absorbing layer to deposit particles on the surface thereof. In this process, the temperature of the solution is controlled from low to high to increase sizes of the particles to be deposited on the light absorbing layer so as to form the buffer layer which possesses a high optical transmittance, tight adherence to the light absorbing layer and conformity with the transparent electrode formed thereon even if it would be made of InS material generally possessing a small bandgap and hard to pass light of short wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20140229066
    Abstract: An electronic control device for an electric power steering apparatus includes a power relay connected between a positive electrode of an on-vehicle power supply and a first line connected to the positive electrode of the on-vehicle power supply, a capacitive element connected between the first line and a second line connected to a negative electrode of the on-vehicle power supply, and a control section configured to switch ON and OFF states of the power relay to thereby perform pre-charging of the capacitive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20140159972
    Abstract: An on-board radar includes a lens antenna which includes a lens, a substrate provided with a hole for disposing the lens, a plurality of parts provided on a portion of the substrate other than a portion on which the lens is provided, and a primary radiator which radiates electromagnetic waves onto the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: Honda elesys Co., Ltd., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SHIZUOKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshihiko KUWAHARA, Hiroyuki Kamo
  • Publication number: 20140086715
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Misonou, Shintaro Arimura
  • Publication number: 20140028493
    Abstract: An on-board radar apparatus includes a plurality of reception antennas that form a reception array antenna, the reception array antenna having two or more average pitches that do not have the relationship of integral multiplication, and an azimuth detecting unit configured to perform a phase shift so that an azimuth of the target is apparently changed by a predetermined angle, for a signal received by each reception array antenna, to perform an azimuth detection process of detecting the azimuth of the target based on the phase shift result, and to determine that the target is present in the azimuth detection range in the azimuth detection process when it is determined that the azimuths of the target detected based on the phase shift result for the signals received by the respective reception array antennas coincide with each other and to determine that the target is present outside the azimuth detection range when it is determined that the azimuths of the target do not coincide with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130344385
    Abstract: An electrode active material has the general formula (I) or (II) in a constituent unit. In the formulas, X is C or Si; and Y1 and Y2, or Y3 and Y4 are different substituent groups selected from among S, O, Se, Te, NH, SR1?R2?, and SR3?R4?. R1 to R4 and R1? to R4? are predetermined substituent groups. Z is CH2, CF2, O, S, SO, SO2, Se, or N—Z? (where Z? is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an oxygen radical). Thereby, high energy density, high output, and excellent cycle characteristics which has a small deterioration of capacity even in repeating charge and discharge are realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Onoue, Masaharu Satoh, Toru Sukigara, Hidehisa Mokudai
  • Publication number: 20130300897
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image acquiring unit, a storage unit, and an image processing unit, wherein the image region is divided into a plurality of sub-regions in the vertical direction, and wherein when the rectangular range set in the image region extends over two or more sub-regions, the image processing unit acquires the cumulative value at a pixel position in the lowermost sub-region of the two or more sub-regions by adding the cumulative values in the upper sub-regions at the pixel position in the same column of a lowermost row in the upper sub-regions, over which the rectangular range extends, to the cumulative value in the lowermost sub-region at the pixel position in the lowermost sub-region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130287251
    Abstract: An image recognition device includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image, and an object recognition unit configured to calculate gradient directions and gradient values of intensity of the image acquired by the image acquiring unit, to scan the gradient values of each acquired gradient direction with windows, calculate a rectangular feature value, and extract a window in which a target object is recognized to be present using a classifier based on the calculated rectangular feature value through the use of a first recognition unit, and to calculate a predetermined feature value from the window extracted by the first recognition unit and recognize the target object using a classifier based on the predetermined feature value through the use of a second recognition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130278456
    Abstract: A receiving and processing device includes an antenna extension unit configured to perform a process of arranging data of two or more continuous receiving antennas in which one or more intervals from one end are different from a regular interval at the other positions in a receiving antenna array in which a plurality of receiving antennas are arranged at two or more irregular intervals, a process of inverting phases of the arranged data of the two or more receiving antennas, a process of rearranging the phase-inverted data of the two or more receiving antennas so as to invert the arrangement of the data, a process of rotating the phases of the rearranged data of the two or more receiving antennas, and a process of connecting the phase-rotated data of the two or more receiving antennas to the data of the original two or more receiving antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130278457
    Abstract: A direction detection apparatus includes antennas of a plurality of systems having polarization characteristics different from each other and configured to receive a signal reflected by an object, a determination unit configured to determine the polarization characteristic of the received signal, and an operation processing unit configured to select a detection range corresponding to the polarization characteristic which have been determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki KAMO
  • Publication number: 20130278024
    Abstract: Provided is a structure enabling mounting at a lower position and on a forward side of an opening section. A sunroof visor is to be installed in a vehicle including: the opening section formed on a roof portion; and a sunroof capable of freely opening the opening section. The opening section possesses an edge portion extending downward and having a thin-walled structure vertically composed of: corner edge sections as vertically short edges; slanted edge sections; and vertically elongated edge sections. The sunroof visor is to be fixed to the forward side of the opening section through brackets. Each bracket includes: an extended supporting portion extended forward from the opening section and used to fix the sunroof visor; and an engagement portion engageable with one vertically elongated edge section after being moved thereto from one corner edge section or slanted edge section, for coupling the sunroof visor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Misono, Masahiro Abe, Hiroshi Takakura
  • Publication number: 20130271310
    Abstract: An on-board radar apparatus includes a transmitting unit configured to transmit a transmitted wave, a receiving unit configured to receive a reflected wave obtained by causing an object to reflect the transmitted wave, to generate a reception signal, and to detect the object by performing a signal process on the reception signal, a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the on-board radar apparatus is located in a vehicle interior, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust transmitting characteristics of the transmitting unit or receiving characteristics of the receiving unit so as to compensate for an attenuation in a propagation path of the transmitted wave or the reflected wave when the determination result of the determination unit is affirmative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itaru IZUMI, Takeshi KAMBE
  • Publication number: 20130268173
    Abstract: An object detecting device includes a signal transmitting and receiving unit configured to generate intermediate frequency signals based on transmission signals obtained by frequency modulation in multiple modulation periods and reception signals corresponding to reflected waves of the transmission signals, a distance detecting unit configured to calculate distances based on peak frequencies of the intermediate frequency signals generated by the signal transmitting and receiving unit, and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the distances calculated by the distance detecting unit and corresponding to the multiple modulation periods are equal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi KAMBE
  • Publication number: 20130257643
    Abstract: A radar apparatus includes a transmitting antenna, a triangular wave generating unit that generates a first modulated wave and a second modulated wave which are transmitted from the transmitting antenna at a predetermined interval, a receiving antenna that receives radio waves obtained by causing an object to reflect the transmitted first and second modulated waves, and a signal intensity calculating unit that makes a determination, on peaks equal to or greater than a predetermined value appearing in received signals which are received by the receiving antenna and which correspond to the first and second modulated waves, as to whether the peaks are due to a signal obtained by causing the object to reflect the transmitted wave emitted from a host radar device or the peaks are due to a signal obtained by causing a reflecting object including the object to reflect the transmitted wave emitted from another radar device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naofumi INOMATA, Takeshi KAMBE
  • Publication number: 20130229301
    Abstract: An electronic scanning type radar device mounted on a moving body includes: a transmission unit transmitting a transmission wave; a reception unit comprising a plurality of antennas receiving a reflection wave of the transmission wave from a target; a beat signal generation unit generating a beat signal from the transmission wave and the reflection wave; a frequency resolution processing unit frequency computing a complex number data; a target detection unit detecting an existence of the target; a correlation matrix computation unit computing a correlation matrix from each of a complex number data of a detected beat frequency; a target consolidation processing unit linking the target in a present detection cycle and a past detection cycle; a correlation matrix filtering unit generating an averaged correlation matrix by weighted averaging a correlation matrix of a target in the present detection cycle and a correlation matrix of a related target in the past detection cycle; and a direction detection unit compu
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji KANAMOTO, Hiroyuki Akimoto
  • Publication number: 20130229300
    Abstract: An on-board radar apparatus includes a plurality of reception antennas that form a reception array antenna that receives a reception wave obtained by causing an object to reflect a transmitted wave, the reception array antenna having two or more average pitches that do not have the relationship of integral multiplication, and an azimuth detecting unit configured to perform an azimuth detection process of detecting an azimuth of the target based on signals received by the respective reception array antennas, and to determine that the detected azimuth of the target is a real azimuth when it is determined that the azimuths of the target detected based on the signals received by the respective reception array antennas coincide with each other and to determine that the detected azimuth of the target is a pseudo azimuth when it is determined that the azimuths of the target detected based on the signals received by the respective reception array antennas do not coincide with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Itaru IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20130222173
    Abstract: An electronic scanning type radar device mounted on a moving body includes: a transmission unit transmitting a transmission wave; a reception unit comprising a plurality of antennas receiving a reflection wave of the transmission wave from a target; a beat signal generation unit generating a beat signal from the transmission wave and the reflection wave; a frequency resolution processing unit frequency computing a complex number data; a target detection unit detecting an existence of the target; a correlation matrix computation unit computing a correlation matrix from each of a complex number data of a detected beat frequency; a target consolidation processing unit linking the target in a present detection cycle and a past detection cycle; a correlation matrix filtering unit generating an averaged correlation matrix by weighted averaging a correlation matrix of a target in the present detection cycle and a correlation matrix of a related target in the past detection cycle; and a direction detection unit compu
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130212221
    Abstract: A vehicle wireless communication apparatus, including: a first portable device; a second portable device; a first receiver; a second receiver; a control apparatus; an in-vehicle communication network; and a relay unit, wherein, on receiving first directive data transmitted from the first portable device, the first receiver transmits first identification data of the first portable device to the relay unit; on receiving second directive data transmitted from the second portable device, the second receiver transmits second identification data of the second portable device to the relay unit; and on receiving the first identification data transmitted from the first portable device or the second identification data transmitted from the second portable device, the relay unit transmits more-recently received data to the control apparatus as identification data continuously at predetermined regular intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: HONDA ACCESS CORP., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyasu Yamane, Shinichi Ueda, Hiroto Sakai, Masahiko Takagi
  • Publication number: 20130182896
    Abstract: A gradient estimation apparatus includes a feature point extracting unit configured to extract feature points on an image captured by an imaging unit, an object detecting unit configured to detect image regions indicating objects from the image captured by the imaging unit, and a gradient calculating unit configured to calculate a gradient of the road surface on which the objects are located, based on the coordinates of the feature points extracted by the feature point extracting unit in the image regions indicating the objects detected by the object detecting unit and the amounts of movements of the coordinates of the feature points over a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130147426
    Abstract: An in-vehicle battery charging system adaptable to a wide variety of objects to be charged. A charging system 1 includes a battery charger 3 with a built-in primary coil 2 used to charge an object 7 with a secondary coil 5 and a rechargeable battery 6. By allowing the battery charger 3 and the object 7 to come close to each other, the rechargeable battery 6 is charged through an electromagnetic inductive action between the coils. The battery charger 3, provided in a vehicle instrumental panel 4, includes a slider assembly 23 for adjusting a position of the secondary coil 5 of the object 7 with respect to the primary coil 2 of the battery charger 3. This slider assembly 23 enables a positional relationship between the coils to be properly adjusted, enabling a proper charge condition to be maintained for a variety of objects to be charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Misono
  • Publication number: 20130142388
    Abstract: An arrival time estimation device includes an image input unit configured to input an image signal to each frame, an object detecting unit configured to detect an object indicated by the image signal input through the image input unit, and an arrival time calculating unit configured to calculate a rotation matrix indicating rotation of an optical axis of an imaging device that captures the image signal based on a direction vector indicating a direction to the object detected by the object detecting unit, to calculate a change in a distance to the object based on a vector obtained by multiplying a past direction vector by the calculated rotation matrix and a current direction vector, and to calculate an arrival time to the object based on the calculated distance change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130137415
    Abstract: A system that links a mobile device with a vehicle on-board unit includes a data control section that restricts use of at least one of a plurality of registered application software products provided on the mobile device, and a data output section that outputs an indication representing the at least one registered application software product to a display section of the vehicle on-board unit when the at least one application software product is available according to conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
  • Publication number: 20130137489
    Abstract: A system to link a mobile device with a vehicle on-board unit includes an interface section that allows communication between the mobile device and the on-board unit, a linkage determining section that, on the basis of information obtained by the interface section, determines whether or not the mobile device and the on-board unit are linked together, a vehicle travel determining section that determines whether or not the vehicle is in motion, an application start control section that starts a launcher application provided on the mobile device, the launcher application being configured to restrict use of a registered application of the mobile device while the vehicle is in motion, and an illumination control section that causes a screen of a display section of the mobile device turn off when the launcher application is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventor: Honda Access Corp.
  • Publication number: 20130119908
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides an electronic control unit for electric power steering, including: a first board which is mounted with first surface-mount components; and only one second board which is mounted with second surface-mount components having larger allowable current capacities than the first surface-mount components, which have approximately the same components mounting area as the first board, and which is layered with the first board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA ELESYS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.