Hiroki Yokoyama has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A vehicle control device configured to control switching of drive mode of a vehicle including an internal combustion engine and a motor includes a processor configured to switch, in a case where a road surface of a perimeter of a geofencing zone is a road surface on which there is a high probability that the vehicle slips, in a movement route from an outside of the geofencing zone to an inside of the geofencing zone, the drive mode of the vehicle to drive by the motor in a state in which there is a low probability that the vehicle slips, outside the geofencing zone.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a V-ribbed belt that has a medium elongation of 0.8% or more when the load of 4 cN/dtex is applied, and that contains a twisted cord in which a high-elongation aramid fiber having a tensile modulus of 50-100 GPa and a low-modulus fiber having a lower tensile modulus than the high-elongation aramid fiber are blended and twisted.
Abstract: A power transfer method between vehicles that are traveling and power transfer devices in a non-contact manner includes acquiring, for each of the vehicles, a traveling plan for a specific vehicle among the vehicles, estimating a power change amount according to power consumption or power regeneration of the specific vehicle that is traveling based on the traveling plan, and setting a power transfer amount between the specific vehicle and a corresponding power transfer device such that the power transfer amount corresponds to the power change amount. The corresponding power transfer device is a device corresponding to the specific vehicle among the power transfer devices.
Abstract: A power supply system includes power supply equipment and a vehicle management device. The power supply equipment is configured to be supplied with electric power from an external power supply and supply the electric power to a vehicle traveling in a power supply lane. The vehicle management device is configured to manage a plurality of vehicles configured to transfer electric power to and from the power supply equipment. The vehicle management device is configured to select balancing vehicles to be controlled for power balancing of the external power supply. The vehicle management device is configured to, when the vehicle management device determines that the control of any of the balancing vehicles for power balancing of the external power supply has been stopped halfway through, select a substitute vehicle to be controlled for power balancing of the external power supply from the vehicles traveling in the power supply lane.
Abstract: A compound-operation input device includes an operating member; a rotary mechanism configured to hold the operating member such that the operating member is rotatable; a slide mechanism configured to support the operating member such that the operating member is slidable in a sliding direction intersecting a rotation axis of the rotary mechanism; and a noncontact detector including a plurality of noncontact sensors and configured to detect a direction of movement and an amount of movement of a detection object, the detection object moving together with the operating member. The noncontact detector is one of a pair of noncontact detectors provided across the rotation axis from each other on a rotation locus of the detection object, the pair of noncontact detectors being at respective positions on a straight line orthogonal to the sliding direction.
Abstract: A face authentication device 100 of the present invention includes an extraction means 121 for extracting a plurality of face images in a captured image, a determination means 122 for determining, on the basis of at least one of the face images, determining whether or not the person of the face image satisfies an exclusion condition of a face authentication process, and an authentication means 123 for excluding the face image of the person satisfying the exclusion condition, and performing the face authentication process on another face image to authenticate whether or not the person of the other face image is a registered person.
Abstract: A vehicle is configured to participate in demand response used for adjusting a power supply and demand balance in a power system. The vehicle includes a power accumulation device, a power transfer device that enables power transfer in one of a first, a second, and a third method, and a control device that controls the power transfer device. The first method enables power to be transferred through a power cable between the power accumulation device and an outside of the vehicle. The second method enables power to be transferred in a non-contact manner while the vehicle is stopped. The third method enables power to be transferred in the non-contact manner while the vehicle is traveling. When the vehicle participates in the demand response, the control device selects a method in a preferential order of the first, the second, and the third method and execute the power transfer.
Abstract: A server manages plural vehicles each configured to be able to participate in a DR. A first vehicle is able to transmit power through a power cable. A second vehicle is able to transmit power in a non-contact manner while being stationary. A third vehicle is able to transmit power in a non-contact manner while traveling. The server includes a communication device and a processing device. The communication device is able to transmit a DR signal to each of the vehicles. The processing device selects a target vehicle, to which the DR signal is to be transmitted, from the vehicles in accordance with the priority degree for participation in the DR. The processing device sets the priority degree of the first vehicle to be higher than that of the second vehicle, and sets the priority degree of the second vehicle to be higher than that of the third vehicle.
Abstract: A vehicle communication control device includes a processor configured to acquire disaster information, control a communication state between a vehicle and an information distribution server; and restrict communication between the vehicle and the information distribution server when the vehicle is located in a disaster-stricken area.
Abstract: A vehicle service providing apparatus includes an electronic control unit having a microprocessor and memory. The memory is configured to perform storing map data including route position data. The microprocessor is configured to perform acquiring reservation application data for using the vehicle including destination data, calculating a route to the destination base on the map data stored and the destination data acquired, acquiring parcel data including fee revenue data for a delivery of the parcel, determining whether the user satisfies a predetermined requirement for delivering the parcel when using the vehicle based on the parcel data in the acquiring and the route calculated in the calculating, deciding the incentive based on the parcel data in the acquiring when it is determined that the user satisfies the predetermined requirement; and outputting incentive data of the incentive in the deciding to the user.
January 6, 2020
Date of Patent:
July 25, 2023
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Koki Fujisawa, Satoru Okubo, Hiroki Yokoyama, Takuro Masuda
Abstract: A power supply system includes: a power supply facility configured to receive power supply from an external power source and execute power supply to a vehicle traveling in a traveling lane; and a vehicle management apparatus configured to manage a plurality of vehicles configured to use the power supply facility, select adjustment vehicles used for power adjustment of the external power source from among the plurality of vehicles, and when any one of the selected adjustment vehicles has reached a predetermined position in the traveling lane, release the one of the adjustment vehicles that has reached the predetermined position from the power adjustment of the external power source.
Abstract: A server configured to communicate with a first vehicle and a second vehicle, each of the first vehicle and the second vehicle including a power storage device configured to be charged by wirelessly receiving electric power from a power transmission device arranged on a road during traveling, the server includes: a storage device that stores information on a power shortage area; and a processor configured to: acquire a destination of the first vehicle and a destination of the second vehicle; and limit a charging operation for the second vehicle when the destination of the first vehicle is included in the power shortage area stored in the storage device, the destination of the second vehicle is not included in the power shortage area, and the first vehicle is charged on the road.
Abstract: A power conversion device includes a power converter, a relay, and a welding detector. The welding detector includes a first resistor connected to a terminal of the relay on a first side, a capacitor and a second resistor, both of which are connected to a terminal of the relay on a second side, an application unit to apply an inspection signal to the relay via the capacitor and the second resistor, and a determiner connected between the capacitor and the second resistor, the determiner detecting a signal based on application of the inspection signal by the application unit to determine whether or not the relay is welded.
March 31, 2021
Date of Patent:
July 18, 2023
FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Abstract: A power supply system includes power supply equipment and a vehicle management device. The power supply equipment is configured to be supplied with electric power from an external power supply and supply the electric power to a vehicle traveling in a travel lane. The vehicle management device is configured to manage vehicles configured to use the power supply equipment, and perform vehicle selection in which the vehicle management device selects a balancing vehicle from the vehicles. The vehicle management device is configured to (i) select vehicles remaining after excluding first x vehicles and last y vehicles from a vehicle group traveling in the travel lane as selection candidates and (ii) select at least one of the selection candidates as the balancing vehicle in the vehicle selection.
Abstract: A power management system includes a vehicle and a charging or discharging lane. The charging or discharging lane configured to execute at least one of charging or discharging of the vehicle in a non-contact manner. The vehicle is configured to acquire contract contents including a charging or discharging amount and a charging or discharging period. The vehicle is configured to execute the contract contents in a charging or discharging lane that is different from electric vehicle supply equipment set in the contract contents and is reachable before the charging or discharging period when the vehicle is predicted to, before a start of the charging or discharging period, be unable to execute the contract contents in the set electric vehicle supply equipment.
Abstract: A server includes a processor and a communication device configured to acquire a transmitted power amount transmitted from a power facility during external charging of a vehicle participating in a DR. The processor is configured to calculate, when a plurality of vehicles participates in the DR, a standard reward that is a standard of a reward given from an aggregator to each of the vehicles, according to the transmitted power amount, decide, when a first vehicle participates in the DR, a first reward that is a reward given from the aggregator to the first vehicle, such that the first reward becomes the standard reward for the first vehicle, and decide, when a second vehicle participates in the DR, a second reward that is a reward given from the aggregator to the second vehicle, such that the second reward becomes higher than the standard reward for the second vehicle.
Abstract: Provided are: an additive composition capable of imparting excellent mechanical properties to a molded article; a resin composition containing the same; a method of producing the resin composition; and a molded article. The additive composition contains: (A) a nucleating agent; (B) a hydroxy group-containing fatty acid lithium salt; and (C) a hydrotalcite. In this additive composition, the (A) nucleating agent contains an organic oxoacid metal salt, the content of the (B) hydroxy group-containing fatty acid lithium salt is 25 to 400 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the (A) nucleating agent, and the content of the (C) hydrotalcite is 25 to 400 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the (A) nucleating agent.
Abstract: In an electric connection box, first and second holding structures between a casing and a terminal block outside the casing include locking portions provided on the side of an assembly surface of the casing, locked portions provided on the side of the terminal block and in which a relative movement of an installation target toward the side of an opening at an assembly completion position is locked by the locking portions, guide portions provided on the side of the assembly surface and extend along a direction of the relative movement between the locking portions and the locked portions in a state where the casing is attached to the installation target, and guided portions provided on the side of the terminal block and are guided from the side of the opening to the assembly completion position along the guide portions, respectively.
Abstract: The data management system 80 manages data of users who use a facility. The arrival time prediction unit 81 predicts an arrival time of the user at the facility. The registration unit 82 acquires authentication data used for authentication of the user from an external device based on the predicted arrival time and registers it in a local storage device. The exit time prediction means 83 predicts an exit time of the user from the facility. The deletion means 84 deletes the authentication data from the storage device after the predicted exit time of the user.