Patents by Inventor Kunio Noguchi

Kunio Noguchi 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).

  • Patent number: 8606445
    Abstract: An information control device for an electric vehicle including a vehicle-mounted battery that is charged with electric power supplied from a power supply provided at an outside of the vehicle includes a lock operation detector, a remaining power detector, and a notification controller. The lock operation detector is configured to detect a lock operation of a door lock mechanism of the vehicle. The remaining power detector is configured to detect a remaining power amount of the vehicle-mounted battery. The notification controller is configured to control a notifying device to make a notification to the outside of the vehicle. The notification is indicative of information that recommends power charge of the vehicle-mounted battery if the remaining power amount is small when the door lock mechanism has been locked or is to be locked, based on detection results of the lock operation detector and the remaining power detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Mamiko Shinomiya, Masaaki Kaizuka, Masakatsu Honda, Masato Fujioka, Kunio Noguchi, Satoru Adachi
  • Publication number: 20110213520
    Abstract: An information control device for an electric vehicle including a vehicle-mounted battery that is charged with electric power supplied from a power supply provided at an outside of the vehicle includes a lock operation detector, a remaining power detector, and a notification controller. The lock operation detector is configured to detect a lock operation of a door lock mechanism of the vehicle. The remaining power detector is configured to detect a remaining power amount of the vehicle-mounted battery. The notification controller is configured to control a notifying device to make a notification to the outside of the vehicle. The notification is indicative of information that recommends power charge of the vehicle-mounted battery if the remaining power amount is small when the door lock mechanism has been locked or is to be locked, based on detection results of the lock operation detector and the remaining power detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YAGUCHI, Mamiko Shinomiya, Masaaki Kaizuka, Masakatsu Honda, Masato Fujioka, Kunio Noguchi, Satoru Adachi
  • Publication number: 20100280864
    Abstract: A method of supporting creation of a quality function development chart which converts customer requirements to product characteristics urges input of customer requirements, urges input of product characteristics associated with the customer requirements, urges input of a degree of association of the customer requirements and the product characteristics, and urges input of a design quality for each of the product characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Takashi NAKANO, Kunio Noguchi, Yuji Kyoya
  • Patent number: 7458034
    Abstract: Proposed are a data-organization support method for efficient user-initiative on-screen data classification and a program product for achieving the data-organization support method. A data file, a correction of items to be classified is loaded to display a classification window having a group window and several item (contents-view) windows. An on-screen operation, such as, shifting an item over the item windows initiates item processing such as change in a group to which the item belong. An on-screen operation, such as, shifting a group in the group window initiates group processing such as displaying the contents of the group or change in group hierarchy. The results of classification are reflected on the group window and stored as a classification history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji Kyoya, Kunio Noguchi, Takashi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20080255926
    Abstract: A method of supporting creation of a quality function development chart which converts customer requirements to product characteristics urges input of customer requirements, urges input of product characteristics associated with the customer requirements, urges input of a degree of association of the customer requirements and the product characteristics, and urges input of a design quality for each of the product characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Takashi NAKANO, Kunio Noguchi, Yuji Kyoya
  • Publication number: 20030210278
    Abstract: Proposed are a data-organization support method for efficient user-initiative on-screen data classification and a program product for achieving the data-organization support method. A data file, a correction of items to be classified is loaded to display a classification window having a group window and several item (contents-view) windows. An on-screen operation, such as, shifting an item over the item windows initiates item processing such as change in a group to which the item belong. An on-screen operation, such as, shifting a group in the group window initiates group processing such as displaying the contents of the group or change in group hierarchy. The results of classification are reflected on the group window and stored as a classification history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji Kyoya, Kunio Noguchi, Takashi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20030212585
    Abstract: Provided are a computer-aided idea-drawing support method and a program product for supporting idea drawing that achieve effective VOC-based idea drawing and classification. A data file, a collection of VOCs, is loaded to display a classification window containing a group window and several item (contents-view) windows. A specific operation to an item displayed on one of the item windows displays a next-level-item extraction window on the classification window for a next-level-item extraction procedure. On-screen item and/or group handlings cause classification procedures, such as, change in group to which an item belongs, displaying group contents and change in group hierarchy. Results of extraction and classification procedures are stored as history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji Kyoya, Kunio Noguchi, Takashi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20020184083
    Abstract: A method of supporting creation of a quality function development chart which converts customer requirements to product characteristics urges input of customer requirements, urges input of product characteristics associated with the customer requirements, urges input of a degree of association of the customer requirements and the product characteristics, and urges input of a design quality for each of the product characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Takashi Nakano, Kunio Noguchi, Yuji Kyoya
  • Publication number: 20020184082
    Abstract: Customer requirements from a customer are listed in the row direction of a QFD chart. Product characteristics are associated in the column direction of the chart to develop the functions, thereby obtaining QFD data. Using the QFD data, useful information, i.e., customer satisfaction that is useful for evaluating how the customer satisfaction of customer requirements would change in accordance with the achievement value of the product characteristics is obtained from the relationship between the actual achievement value (benchmark value) of the product characteristics and the estimated value of customer satisfaction of the customer requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Takashi Nakano, Kunio Noguchi, Yuji Kyoya
  • Patent number: 5295416
    Abstract: An air-fuel ratio control method for an internal combustion engine. The air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture supplied to the engine is feedback-controlled to a desired air-fuel ratio dependent on operating conditions of the engine. When a transmission is being shifted or before a predetermined time period elapses after the shifting, the desired air-fuel ratio is held at a value assumed immediately before the shifting of the transmission. In another form of the invention, when the transmission is being shifted, or when the operating characteristics of at least one set of a set of intake valves and a set of exhaust valves have been not changed before the predetermined time period elapses after the shifting of the transmission, the desired air-fuel ratio is held at a value assumed before the shifting of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio Miyashita, Hiroshi Mifune, Kunio Noguchi, Hironao Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 5241943
    Abstract: According to an air-fuel ratio control method, an amount of fuel supplied to an internal combustion engine is calculated by the use of an air-fuel ratio correction coefficient set according to an output from an exhaust gas ingredient concentration sensor. An average value of the air-fuel ratio correction coefficient is calculated. When a difference between an actual value of opening of an exhaust gas recirculation control valve and a desired value of same set in response to operating conditions of the engine is larger than a predetermined value, the calculation of the average value of the air-fuel ratio correction coefficient is inhibited, or alternatively, an averaging rate in the calculation of the average value is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio Miyashita, Hironao Fukuchi, Kunio Noguchi
  • Patent number: 5224454
    Abstract: An air-fuel ratio feedback control method for an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas ingredient concentration sensor arranged in the exhaust passage and having output characteristics in approximate proportion to the concentration of an ingredient in exhaust gases from the engine, wherein when the engine is in a predetermined operating condition, the air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture supplied to the engine is feedback-controlled to a desired air-fuel ratio dependent on the predetermined operating condition of the engine, and when the engine is in a predetermined deceleration condition, the fuel supply to the engine is cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio Miyashita, Kunio Noguchi, Hironao Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 5209213
    Abstract: A method of feedback-controlling the air-fuel ratio of a mixture supplied to an internal combustion engine to a desired air-fuel ratio which is set to a value leaner than a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, by the use of output from an exhaust gas ingredient concentration sensor, depending upon operating conditions of the engine, the desired air-fuel ratio being set to a leaner value as the transmission of the engine is set to a smaller reduction ratio. A reduction ratio to which the transmission has been set is detected. The travelling speed of a vehicle on which the engine is installed is detected. The desired air-fuel ratio is set to a richer value as the travelling speed of the vehicle is lower, insofar as the transmission is set to the same reduction ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio Miyashita, Kunio Noguchi, Hironao Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 5186155
    Abstract: An air-fuel ratio control method for an internal combustion engine. The air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture supplied to the engine is feedback-controlled to a desired air-fuel ratio depending on operating conditions of the engine in response to output from an exhaust gas ingredient concentration sensor. The desired air-fuel ratio is settable to a value leaner than a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio when the temperature of the engine is above a predetermined reference value. The method comprises the steps of detecting a reduction ratio to which the transmission has been set, and changing the predetermined reference value of the temperature of the engine depending on the detected reduction ratio. The predetermined reference value of the temperature of the engine is set to a lower value as the reduction ratio of the transmission is smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio Miyashita, Hiroshi Mifune, Kunio Noguchi, Hironao Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 5179929
    Abstract: A method of detecting deterioration of an exhaust gas ingredient concentration sensor for use in controlling an air-fuel ratio of a mixture supplied to an internal combustion engine having an exhaust system in which the sensor is arranged. The sensor has an output characteristic approximately proportional to concentration of a specific ingredient in exhaust gases emitted from the engine. The air-fuel ratio is feedback-controlled to a desired air-fuel ratio by calculating an amount of fuel supplied to the engine by the use of a desired air-fuel ratio coefficient indicative of the desired air-fuel ratio and set in dependence on operating conditions of the engine, and an air-fuel ratio correction coefficient set in dependence on a value of an output from the sensor and the desired air-fuel ratio coefficient. A plurality of average values of the air-fuel ratio correction coefficient are calculated, respectively, when the desired air-fuel ratio falls within a plurality of predetermined ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo K.K. (Honda Motor Co., Ltd, in English)
    Inventors: Yukio Miyashita, Hiroshi Ohno, Kunio Noguchi, Hironao Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 5144931
    Abstract: An air-fuel ratio control method for an internal combustion engine, in which the air-fuel ratio of a mixture supplied to the engine is feedback-controlled to a desired air-fuel ratio in response to output from an exhaust gas ingredient concentration sensor. When the engine is in a predetermined accelerating condition, fuel supply to the engine is increased. The rate of correction of the air-fuel ratio of the mixture by the feedback control is set to a smaller value when the engine is in the predetermined accelerating condition, than values to be set when the engine is in other operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio Miyashita, Hiroshi Mifune, Atsushi Matsubara, Kunio Noguchi
  • Patent number: 4919101
    Abstract: A fuel supply control system for an internal combustion engine comprises deceleration detecting device for detecting a predetermined decelerating condition of the engine, and fuel supply decreasing device for decreasing the supply of fuel to the engine when the predetermined decelerating condition is detected by the deceleration detecting device. A first counting device starts to count a first predetermined time period when the high-load detecting device detects that the engine has left the predetermined high-load condition. An inhibiting device inhibits the fuel supply decreasing device from operating when the deceleration detecting device detects the predetermined decelerating condition of the engine before the first counting device completes counting the first predetermined time period. A second counting device counts a second predetermined time period while the high-load detecting device is detecting the predetermined high-load condition of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunio Noguchi, Masayuki Ueno, Kazushige Toshimits
  • Patent number: 4895122
    Abstract: A method of controlling in a feedback manner the air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture supplied to an internal combustion engine having a first fuel injection valve and a second fuel injection valve each operating in a different operating region, during operation of the engine in an air-fuel ratio feedback control region, by the use of a coefficient which varies with the output of an exhaust gas ingredient concentration sensor. In a first and a second operating regions within the air-fuel ratio feedback control region in which the first and second fuel injection valves operate, respectively, a first average value and a second average value of values of said coefficient obtained in the respective regions are calculated, and stored, respectively. When the engine has shifted to the first or and second operating regions, a value based on the corresponding first or second average value is used as an initial value of the coefficient to therely start the feedback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Kunio Noguchi, Masayuki Ueno
  • Patent number: 4892076
    Abstract: A fuel supply control system for an internal combustion engine having a throttle body, and a fuel injection valve arranged in an intake manifold upstream of the throttle body for supplying fuel to all cylinders. An air throttle valve has a valve body having a notched opening formed therein and disposed to be opposite the nozzle of the fuel injection valve to increase the flow speed of intake air in the vicinity of the nozzle when the air throttle valve is fully closed. An electronic control unit controls the fuel injection valve in response to operating conditions of the engine. The electronic control unit causes the air throttle valve to be fully closed when a predetermined low rotation-speed operating condition of the engine, in which at least the rotational speed of the engine is lower than a predetermined value, is satisfied. The predetermined value of the rotational speed of the engine is set such that the lower the atmospheric pressure the smaller the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazushige Toshimits, Keiichi Osawa, Tadashi Umeda, Kunio Noguchi
  • Patent number: 4877006
    Abstract: A method of controlling the air-fuel ratio of a mixture of fuel supplied to an internal combustion engine. Feedback control is effected to response to an output from an exhaust-gas concentration sensor to bring the air-fuel ratio to a predetermined value when the engine is in a predetermined medium-load operating region. It is determined whether or not the engine is in a predetermined high-load operating region in which the feedback control is interrupted for bringing the air-fuel ratio to a value smaller than the predetermined value, and whether or not the engine is in a predetermined low-load operating region in which the feedback control is interrupted for bringing the air-fuel ratio to a value larger than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Kunio Noguchi, Yuzuru Koike, Kazushige Toshimits