Patents by Inventor Ken Yasui

Ken Yasui 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: 20220227214
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted battery pack includes a battery tray including a floor part, a right frame, and a left frame. The battery tray includes a battery disposition region, a right impact-absorbing region, and a left impact-absorbing region. A battery module is placed in a battery disposition region. The left and right impact-absorbing regions are provided on outer sides of the battery disposition region in the vehicle width direction. The right frame and the left frame are formed to be thinner than the right and left impact-absorbing regions. Further, an easily deformable portion is formed at a lower portion of the right and left impact-absorbing regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Yaita, Ken Yasui, Satoru Kawabe, Masaaki Tatsuwaki
  • Publication number: 20220227215
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted battery pack includes a battery tray including a floor part, a right frame, and a left frame. The battery tray includes a battery disposition region, a right impact-absorbing region, and a left impact-absorbing region. A battery module is placed at the center of the battery disposition region in the vehicle width direction. The left and right impact-absorbing regions are provided on outer sides of the battery disposition region in the vehicle width direction. A cooling passage for cooling the battery module extends in the front-rear direction of the vehicle body inside the battery disposition region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Ryo Ishizaki, Ken Yasui, Masaaki Tatsuwaki
  • Patent number: 11381698
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an exit tray, a printing unit, an output unit, and a control unit. A printing medium after printing is discharged to the exit tray. The printing unit performs printing of an image on the printing medium, and discharges the printing medium after printing to the exit tray. The output unit outputs information. The control unit causes the printing unit to stop the printing of the image on the printing medium, and causes the output unit to output alert information on discharge of the printing medium to the exit tray, if the number of printing media on the exit tray is equal to or greater than a predetermined first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazumasa Yasui, Masaya Arakawa, Ken Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20220181738
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a battery case structure. The battery case structure includes a battery provided below a floor panel of a vehicle, a lower case covering the battery from below, and an upper case including a horizontal plate portion arranged between the floor panel and the battery and covering the battery from above. The thickness of the outer peripheral portion of the horizontal plate portion in the upper case along the vertical direction is thicker than the thickness of the inner peripheral portion of the horizontal plate portion along the vertical direction. The upper case is formed in a plate shape by a metal material, and a plate-shaped reinforcing member is attached to the outer peripheral portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken YASUI, Masaya KUROIWA, Shutaro SAO
  • Publication number: 20220161855
    Abstract: Provide is a vehicle equipped with a battery pack. In the vehicle equipped with a battery pack, right and left second floor cross members support a rear portion of a front seat, and right and left third floor cross members support a front portion of a rear seat. First to fourth floor longitudinal frames extend in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body between the right and left second floor cross members and the right and left third floor cross members, and are raised upward from a floor panel. The battery pack is arranged below the floor panel and is fixed to the first to fourth floor longitudinal frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI, Satoru KAWABE
  • Publication number: 20220153112
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle body lower structure. A vehicle body lower structure includes a battery pack that encloses a drive battery. The battery pack includes a tray and a cover member attached to an upper surface of the tray with a seal member interposed, the seal member making the inside of the battery pack liquid-tight. A battery terminal, a high-voltage junction box, a control device, and a switch, which are connection portions of an electric cable, are arranged above the seal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI
  • Publication number: 20220153111
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle equipped with a battery pack. A vehicle equipped with a battery pack includes a floor tunnel and a battery pack. The battery pack includes a first battery accessory, a second battery accessory, and an electrical wiring. The first battery accessory is arranged inside a front tunnel portion of the floor tunnel from below. The second battery accessory is arranged inside a rear tunnel portion of the floor tunnel from below. The electrical wiring extends in a front-rear direction of a vehicle body across right and left second floor cross members, and connects the first battery accessory and the second battery accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI, Satoru KAWABE
  • Publication number: 20220144065
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle-mounted battery pack. A vehicle-mounted battery pack includes: a battery case, a battery module, an upper cross member, and an upper deck. In the battery module, a first battery row and a second battery row, in which a plurality of vertically placed batteries are disposed in a case horizontal direction, are disposed in a pair in a case vertical direction. The upper cross member is disposed between the first battery row and the second battery row toward the case horizontal direction, and is fixed to a first stepped portion and a second stepped portion of the battery. The upper deck is disposed in the case vertical direction and is fixed to a front end portion and a rear end portion of the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI, Ryo ISHIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220144063
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes: a second floor cross member and a third floor cross member in which one end in a vehicle width direction is connected to a side sill; a battery arranged below the second floor cross member and the third floor cross member; a battery case which stores the battery and in which one end in the vehicle width direction is connected via a right frame and a left frame; cross member bent portions formed on the second floor cross member and the third floor cross member; and frame bent portions formed on the right frame and the left frame. The cross member bent portions and the frame bent portions are arranged side by side in an up-down direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI, Satoru KAWABE
  • Publication number: 20220144064
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle equipped with a battery pack. A vehicle equipped with a battery pack includes a battery pack under a floor of the vehicle. The battery pack is provided with a battery module. In the battery module, a plurality of batteries are arranged vertically with the longitudinal direction directed toward a front-rear direction of the vehicle body. The battery is formed by stacking a plurality of battery cells in the front-rear direction of the vehicle body. A center of gravity of pack of the battery pack is arranged at the rear of a center of gravity of vehicle of the entire vehicle in the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki TATSUWAKI, Ken YASUI, Satoru KAWABE
  • Patent number: 11283128
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a laminate which is capable of satisfying two requirements, namely, weight reduction and fire resistance at the same time; an in-vehicle battery containing body; and a method for producing an in-vehicle battery containing body. In order to achieve the object, a laminate 5 according to the present invention includes at least a first layer 51 containing a thermoplastic or thermosetting resin and a second layer 52 containing an incombustible or flame-retardant nonwoven fabric. The first layer and the second layer form an integrally molded article in which at least part of the resin of the first layer melting to combine and integrated with the second layer. An in-vehicle battery containing body 1 includes containing bodies 2, 4 for containing an in-vehicle battery 3, and at least a portion of the containing bodies 2, 4 is formed by a laminate 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Kuroiwa, Ken Yasui
  • Patent number: 10946904
    Abstract: In a vehicle body structure including a pair of side sills (2) and a battery case (51) joined to the side sills via respective brackets (56), each side sill includes an outer panel (21), an inner panel (22) defining a closed cross section structure jointly with the outer panel, a first stiffener (25) extending in the fore and aft direction in a space defined between the outer panel and the inner panel and having a lower edge joined to the lower edges of the outer panel and the inner panel, and a second stiffener (26) formed as a channel member extending in the fore and aft direction and having an open side facing in the inboard direction, the second stiffener having an upper edge and a lower edge attached to an outboard side of the first stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kato, Satoru Kawabe, Ken Yasui
  • Patent number: 10864816
    Abstract: A structure for a lower portion of a vehicle body includes a right side sill (14), a right floor frame (17), a right cross member (68), and a muffler. A fuel tank is provided on an inner side of the right floor frame (17) in a vehicle width direction. The right cross member (68) spans between the right floor frame (17) and the right side sill (14) and extends in the vehicle width direction. Furthermore, the muffler is provided in a region enclosed by the right side sill (14), the right floor frame (17), and the right cross member (68). The right cross member (68) has an upward deformation guiding part (77). The upward deformation guiding part (77) is formed to be able to be deformed upward due to an impact load (F2) input to the right side sill (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kato, Masaaki Yamane, Satoru Kawabe, Takenobu Haga, Ken Yasui
  • Patent number: 10829157
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes: a pair of left and right suspensions provided below a vehicle body floor; suspension mounting portions for mounting the suspensions to the vehicle body floor; a power supply device that supplies power to drive a vehicle; a frame that supports the power supply device; and frame mounting portions for mounting the frame to the vehicle body floor, wherein the frame mounting portions are disposed at positions overlapping in a vertical direction with the suspension mounting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kato, Ken Yasui, Koichi Takahashi, Satoru Kawabe
  • Patent number: 10793195
    Abstract: Each side sill of a vehicle body structure includes in addition to an outer panel (21) and an inner panel (22) jointly forming a closed cross section structure (23), a first stiffener (25) extending in the fore and aft direction and interposed between the outer panel and the inner panel and having a lower edge joined to the lower edges of the outer panel and the inner panel, a second stiffener (26) formed as a channel member extending in the fore and aft direction and having an open side facing in the inboard direction, the second stiffener having an upper edge and a lower edge attached to an outboard side of the first stiffener, and a third stiffener (27) extending in the fore and aft direction and in a transverse direction to have an outboard edge joined to the first stiffener and an inboard edge joined to the inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kato, Satoru Kawabe, Ken Yasui
  • Patent number: 10793193
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes: a pair of left and right suspensions provided below a vehicle body floor; suspension mounting portions for mounting the suspensions to the vehicle body floor; a power supply device that supplies power to drive a vehicle; a frame that supports the power supply device; and frame mounting portions for mounting the frame to the vehicle body floor, wherein the frame mounting portions are disposed at positions overlapping in a vertical direction with the suspension mounting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kato, Ken Yasui, Koichi Takahashi, Satoru Kawabe
  • Publication number: 20200240186
    Abstract: A sliding door structure includes a rotary part that can rotate with respect to a door, a pair of first rollers holding a first guide rail therebetween, a pair of second rollers holding a second guide rail therebetween, a first roller support part that rotatably supports the pair of first rollers and can rotate with respect to the rotary part, and a second roller support part that rotatably supports the pair of second rollers and can rotate with respect to the rotary part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya KUROIWA, Ken YASUI, Takashi KATO
  • Patent number: 10717468
    Abstract: In a vehicle body front structure, a sub frame is fixed to front mount brackets and rear mount brackets of a pair of front side frames. A power unit is arranged on the front side of the sub frame in the vehicle body, and the power unit is supported by the pair of front side frames. A tilt surface is formed on the sub frame, and the tilt surface tilts to ascend toward the rear of the vehicle body. A rear portion of the power unit faces the tilt surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukiyasu Hara, Tetsuhiro Arima, Yasuhito Sato, Tomoya Takeda, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Akihiro Ikeya, Akira Kobayashi, Ken Yasui, Eisei Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20200212389
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a laminate which is capable of satisfying two requirements, namely, weight reduction and fire resistance at the same time; an in-vehicle battery containing body; and a method for producing an in-vehicle battery containing body. In order to achieve the object, a laminate 5 according to the present invention includes at least a first layer 51 containing a thermoplastic or thermosetting resin and a second layer 52 containing an incombustible or flame-retardant nonwoven fabric. The first layer and the second layer form an integrally molded article in which at least part of the resin of the first layer melting to combine and integrated with the second layer. An in-vehicle battery containing body 1 includes containing bodies 2, 4 for containing an in-vehicle battery 3, and at least a portion of the containing bodies 2, 4 is formed by a laminate 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya KUROIWA, Ken YASUI
  • Patent number: 10615385
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a first battery module, a second battery module, and a connector. The first battery module includes laminated cells and has a first outer surface. The second battery module includes laminated cells and has a second outer surface. The second battery module is provided adjacent to the first battery module. The connector has a plane surface and is provided on the first battery module and the second battery module such that the plane surface of the connector opposes the first outer surface and the second outer surface to connect the first battery module and the second battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Takahashi, Shutaro Sao, Ken Yasui