Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kurata

Hiroshi Kurata 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).

  • Publication number: 20210347439
    Abstract: A saddled vehicle includes an air cleaner and a vehicle body movement sensor. The air cleaner takes travel wind in an air cleaner box to purify air of the travel wind and supplies the purified air to an internal combustion engine. The vehicle body movement sensor is received in a recess and measures movement of a vehicle body. The recess is defined by a flat surface that crosses a rear wall of the air cleaner box. This provides a saddled vehicle including a vehicle body movement sensor that is disposed without reducing the volume of an air cleaner box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro KONTANI, Takeji KAWAZUMI, Hiroshi KURATA, Satoru OKOSHI, Atsushi OGAHARA
  • Patent number: 11124069
    Abstract: The abnormality determination unit of a motorcycle determines the presence or absence of abnormalities in a clutch switch and/or a cruise cancel switch on the basis of the clutch operation signal output from the clutch switch and the cruise cancel signal output from the cruise cancel switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaneta, Hiroshi Kurata, Yoshiaki Sawano
  • Publication number: 20210239463
    Abstract: A method for inspecting a membrane electrode structure (1) which includes a first step in which detection medium capable of detecting elements of a first electrode catalyst layer (12) and a second electrode catalyst layer (22) and an element of a metal foreign matter (40) is sent along a thickness direction from the side of a first electrode layer (10) to a second electrode layer (20) side to obtain a thickness direction profile of a detection signal, and a second step in which an analysis unit identifies a thickness direction position of the metal foreign matter (40), from intensity of the detection signal in the thickness direction profile, and in which the analysis unit identifies thickness direction positions of the first and second electrode catalyst layer (12)(22), or a thickness direction position of an electrolyte membrane (30), from the intensity of the detection signal in the thickness direction profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koya Shimada, Hiroshi Kurata, Shohei Yoshida, Keiichi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10982956
    Abstract: The method includes: a first profile generation step of generating a first profile of irregularities in a measurement range set on the substrate sheet (2), based on first measurement information acquired at a location upstream of the coating machine (30) and indicating a shape of irregularities of the substrate sheet (2); a second profile generation step of generating a second profile of irregularities in the measurement range, based on second measurement information acquired at a location downstream of the coating machine (30) and indicating the shape of the irregularities of the substrate sheet (2); and a coating amount calculation step of calculating the amount of the applied coating from a difference between the first measurement information and the second measurement information, based on a positional relationship in which the shape of the first profile of irregularities and the shape of the second profile of irregularities are matched to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kurata, Shunsuke Konishi
  • Patent number: 10865758
    Abstract: An engine start control device for vehicles is capable of preventing a shortage of electric power when an engine is restarted. A controller restarts an engine if an executing condition for a hill start assist control process is satisfied while the engine is being temporarily stopped according to an idling stop control process. Braking forces according to the hill start assist control process are kept by a brake oil pressure module that is energized when supplied with electric power. Restarting conditions include a plurality of ordinary restarting conditions and a particular restarting condition by way of the executing condition for the hill start assist control process. A second predetermined time after the particular restarting condition is satisfied until the ACG starter motor is energized is longer than a predetermined time after the ordinary restarting conditions are satisfied until the ACG starter motor is supplied with electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keishi Takayama, Hiroshi Kurata
  • Publication number: 20200149882
    Abstract: The method includes: a first profile generation step of generating a first profile of irregularities in a measurement range set on the substrate sheet (2), based on first measurement information acquired at a location upstream of the coating machine (30) and indicating a shape of irregularities of the substrate sheet (2); a second profile generation step of generating a second profile of irregularities in the measurement range, based on second measurement information acquired at a location downstream of the coating machine (30) and indicating the shape of the irregularities of the substrate sheet (2); and a coating amount calculation step of calculating the amount of the applied coating from a difference between the first measurement information and the second measurement information, based on a positional relationship in which the shape of the first profile of irregularities and the shape of the second profile of irregularities are matched to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kurata, Shunsuke Konishi
  • Patent number: 10632984
    Abstract: The pressure sensor functions as a first detection portion for detecting hydraulic pressure set according to operation of a brake pedal. The control unit detects the hydraulic pressure acting on the second piston portion through the pipe. The control unit controls differential pressure in the detected hydraulic pressure to a target value set according to vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaneta, Yoshiaki Sawano, Hiroshi Kurata, Atsushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200056574
    Abstract: An engine start control device for vehicles is capable of preventing a shortage of electric power when an engine is restarted. A controller restarts an engine if an executing condition for a hill start assist control process is satisfied while the engine is being temporarily stopped according to an idling stop control process. Braking forces according to the hill start assist control process are kept by a brake oil pressure module that is energized when supplied with electric power. Restarting conditions include a plurality of ordinary restarting conditions and a particular restarting condition by way of the executing condition for the hill start assist control process. A second predetermined time after the particular restarting condition is satisfied until the ACG starter motor is energized is longer than a predetermined time after the ordinary restarting conditions are satisfied until the ACG starter motor is supplied with electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keishi TAKAYAMA, Hiroshi KURATA
  • Publication number: 20200023736
    Abstract: The abnormality determination unit of a motorcycle determines the presence or absence of abnormalities in a clutch switch and/or a cruise cancel switch on the basis of the clutch operation signal output from the clutch switch and the cruise cancel signal output from the cruise cancel switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaneta, Hiroshi Kurata, Yoshiaki Sawano
  • Patent number: 10500897
    Abstract: A front wheel caliper bracket for supporting an axle is provided in a lower end portion of a front fork. A wheel speed sensor is mounted on the bracket. The wheel speed sensor includes a fixing section and a sensor section, and is mounted on a sensor mounting section of the bracket by a bolt. The sensor mounting section is integrally formed with a rotation regulating portion in a projecting fashion. When fastened by the bolt, a lateral part of the rotating wheel speed sensor comes into contact with the rotation regulating portion to regulate the rotation of the wheel speed sensor, so that the stress from the rotation regulating portion is not exerted directly on the sensor section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Ono, Hiroshi Kurata, Hiroaki Shibuya, Shinpei Okazaki, Daisuke Tabuchi, Yoshiyuki Imai, Akira Ogitani, Naoyuki Yamate, Shinichiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20180246667
    Abstract: A file system includes a calculator and a module. The calculator includes a storage unit and an auxiliary storage device. The storage unit temporarily stores data. The auxiliary storage device includes a disk that permanently stores the data. The module is configured to execute a compression process on I/O-requested data using a compression algorithm. The module is configured to separate and store the compressed data in the storage unit and the auxiliary storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OTA, Yuuichi KIYOKAWA, Hiroshi KURATA, Naoyuki YOKOI
  • Patent number: 10050281
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly wherein a fuel cell electrode layer is formed on a material and is transferred to a fuel cell electrolyte membrane. The method includes the steps of: forming a fuel cell electrode layer on a first substrate layer; cutting from the fuel cell electrode layer side using cutting means so as to reach a second substrate layer, and forming a cut of a predetermined shape in the fuel cell electrode layer and the first substrate layer; and a removal step for peeling off an outer side portion of the predetermined shape from the second substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohide Shibutani, Yoshinori Kawamura, Hiroshi Kurata
  • Publication number: 20180201248
    Abstract: The pressure sensor functions as a first detection portion for detecting hydraulic pressure set according to operation of a brake pedal. The control unit detects the hydraulic pressure acting on the second piston portion through the pipe. The control unit controls differential pressure in the detected hydraulic pressure to a target value set according to vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaneta, Yoshiaki Sawano, Hiroshi Kurata, Atsushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20180117961
    Abstract: A front wheel caliper bracket for supporting an axle is provided in a lower end portion of a front fork. A wheel speed sensor is mounted on the bracket. The wheel speed sensor includes a fixing section and a sensor section, and is mounted on a sensor mounting section of the bracket by a bolt. The sensor mounting section is integrally formed with a rotation regulating portion in a projecting fashion. When fastened by the bolt, a lateral part of the rotating wheel speed sensor comes into contact with the rotation regulating portion to regulate the rotation of the wheel speed sensor, so that the stress from the rotation regulating portion is not exerted directly on the sensor section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Ono, Hiroshi Kurata, Hiroaki Shibuya, Shinpei Okazaki, Daisuke Tabuchi, Yoshiyuki Imai, Akira Ogitani, Naoyuki Yamate, Shinichiro Kato
  • Patent number: 9929422
    Abstract: In a membrane electrode assembly, electrode catalyst layers are provided respectively on both surfaces of an electrolyte membrane. Each of the electrode catalyst layers includes polymer electrolyte and catalyst. In each of the electrode catalyst layers, the weight of a component of the polymer electrolyte contained in one surface facing the electrolyte membrane is twice as large as, or more than twice as large as the weight of the component of the polymer electrolyte contained in another surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kawamura, Satoshi Yonezawa, Tomohide Shibutani, Shunsuke Konishi, Takahiro Hirano, Hiroshi Kurata
  • Patent number: 9541193
    Abstract: A shift control system includes an engine speed detector, a multistage transmission, a gear position detector, a shifting operation detector, and an output controller. The engine speed detector is configured to detect an engine speed. The gear position detector is configured to detect a transmission gear. The shifting operation detector is configured to detect an operation of a shift operating element. The output controller is configured to restrict output of an engine in a case where an up-shifting operation is detected by the shifting operation detector. The output controller is configured to release output restriction of the engine before the gear position detector detects that switching to a next-stage transmission gear by the up-shifting operation of the shift operating element is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dai Arai, Hiroshi Kurata, Hiromi Suzuki, Takuma Shiouchi
  • Publication number: 20160268617
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly wherein a fuel cell electrode layer is formed on a material and is transferred to a fuel cell electrolyte membrane. The method includes the steps of: forming a fuel cell electrode layer on a first substrate layer; cutting from the fuel cell electrode layer side using cutting means so as to reach a second substrate layer, and forming a cut of a predetermined shape in the fuel cell electrode layer and the first substrate layer; and a removal step for peeling off an outer side portion of the predetermined shape from the second substrate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Tomohide Shibutani, Yoshinori Kawamura, Hiroshi Kurata
  • Publication number: 20160233533
    Abstract: In a membrane electrode assembly, electrode catalyst layers are provided respectively on both surfaces of an electrolyte membrane. Each of the electrode catalyst layers includes polymer electrolyte and catalyst. In each of the electrode catalyst layers, the weight of a component of the polymer electrolyte contained in one surface facing the electrolyte membrane is twice as large as, or more than twice as large as the weight of the component of the polymer electrolyte contained in another surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kawamura, Satoshi Yonezawa, Tomohide Shibutani, Shunsuke Konishi, Takahiro Hirano, Hiroshi Kurata
  • Publication number: 20150184745
    Abstract: A shift control system includes an engine speed detector, a multistage transmission, a gear position detector, a shifting operation detector, and an output controller. The engine speed detector is configured to detect an engine speed. The gear position detector is configured to detect a transmission gear. The shifting operation detector is configured to detect an operation of a shift operating element. The output controller is configured to restrict output of an engine in a case where an up-shifting operation is detected by the shifting operation detector. The output controller is configured to release output restriction of the engine before the gear position detector detects that switching to a next-stage transmission gear by the up-shifting operation of the shift operating element is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dai ARAI, Hiroshi KURATA, Hiromi SUZUKI, Takuma SHIOUCHI
  • Publication number: 20110311464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tooth bleaching material containing peroxyglutaric acid and/or peroxypolyacrylic acid as a bleaching ingredient, as well as a method of bleaching teeth which includes the step of applying the tooth bleaching material in the form of a dilute solution or without dilution onto surfaces of discolored teeth. In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a tooth bleaching material for bleaching and removing colored sediments (colored or discolored deposits) on teeth which does not essentially require irradiation with light, and is readily used with a high safety and further suitable as a domestic bleaching material, as well as a tooth bleaching method using the above tooth bleaching material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Yasunari Kawabata, Yasushi Hiramatsu, Hiroshi Kurata