Patents by Inventor Masanori Honda

Masanori Honda 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: 20210331305
    Abstract: An electric power tool includes: a motor; an output shaft; and a power transmission mechanism that transmits a rotational output of the motor to the output shaft. A motor control unit controls rotation of the motor in accordance with an on operation of the user operation switch performed by a user. A detector detects physical quantity data while the motor is being rotated. A status determination unit determines whether the electric power tool is in a deteriorated status, by using the physical quantity data. A notification interface communicates that the electric power tool is in a deteriorated status while the motor is not being rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Itaru MURUI, Hiroaki MURAKAMI, Akiko HONDA, Masanori NAKAMOTO, Mitsumasa MIZUNO, Takashi KUSAGAWA, Masahiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20210323125
    Abstract: In an electric power tool, an acquisition unit acquires physical quantity data detected while a motor is being rotated. A storage unit stores the physical quantity data and time information related to time when the physical quantity data is acquired, mapping the physical quantity data and the time information to each other. A transmission unit transmits the physical quantity data and the time information to a server system. The server system includes: a server-side reception unit that receives the physical quantity data and the time information transmitted; and a status evaluation unit that evaluates a level of a status of the electric power tool by using the physical quantity data and the time information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Itaru MURUI, Hiroaki MURAKAMI, Akiko HONDA, Masanori NAKAMOTO, Takashi KUSAGAWA, Masahiro SATO, Mitsumasa MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 11059949
    Abstract: To provide prepreg having high thermostability and a molded body (fiber reinforced composite) obtained from the prepreg, the prepreg is formed by impregnating a reinforced fiber having an elastic modulus of 100 to 900 GPa with an epoxy resin composition including the following Components A to D so as to have a resin content within a range of 25 to 50 mass %: Component A: an epoxy resin having an oxazolidone ring structure in a molecule thereof; Component B: an epoxy resin that is liquid at 30° C.; Component C: a diblock copolymer having a B-M structure, wherein M is a block including at least 50 mass % of methyl methacrylate, B is a block immiscible with the epoxy resins and the block M, a glass transition temperature of the block B being 20° C. or lower; and Component D: dicyandiamide, or an amine curing agent that is a derivative of dicyandiamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD., Mazda Motor Corporation, Nippon Graphite Fiber Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Hattori, Yutaka Arai, Masaki Shimada, Tetsuya Sugiyama, Katsuya Himuro, Masanori Honda, Kenji Nishida, Hironobu Takahama
  • Patent number: 11062687
    Abstract: An active noise reduction (ANR) device includes a first sensor configured to generate an input signal indicative of an environment of the active noise reduction device, in which the first sensor has a measured roll-off frequency. A first compensator processes the input signal to generate a compensated input signal to compensate a difference between the measured roll-off frequency and a predetermined roll-off frequency for the first sensor. A second compensator processes the compensated input signal to generate a first signal for an acoustic transducer of the active noise reduction headphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Honda
  • Publication number: 20210202924
    Abstract: A lithium-ion battery device comprises a housing, a battery cell stored inside the housing, and an adjacent member provided adjacently to and on a rearward side, in a vehicle longitudinal direction, of the battery cell. The battery cell comprises a cell case, an electrode body stored inside the cell case, and a pair of terminals. The cell case includes a first main face and a second main face which face to each other in the vehicle longitudinal direction. At least two gap-forming portions which respectively have a smaller area than the second main face and have a specified thickness of the vehicle longitudinal direction are arranged between the second main face and the adjacent member. The two gap-forming portions are provided to be spaced apart from each other in an inter-terminal direction of the battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru MASUDA, Teruhiko HANAOKA, Toshiki TAKAHASHI, Chikara KAWAMURA, Masanori HONDA
  • Publication number: 20210024138
    Abstract: There are provided a vehicle-body frame member forming an opening portion for entrance at a vehicle side part and a front side door provided so as to open and close the opening portion. The vehicle-body frame member comprises a side sill, the front side door comprises a door panel portion provided with an inner lower portion which overlaps with the side sill in a vehicle wide view and reinforcement portions provided at two side-portions of a peripheral part of the door panel portion which are continuous and include the inner lower portion such that the reinforcement portions overlap with the vehicle-body frame member in a vehicle side view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eri KAIKI, Masanori HONDA, Tomohito OKUYAMA, Ryuji NONAKA, Hideaki FUJII, Noboru SHOUNO, Daisuke NAKAYAMA, Isamu KIZAKI, Yuichi SUGIMURA, Taei SHIBAHARA, Kaori SUZUKI, Orie TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210023921
    Abstract: A side door comprises a door panel portion and a reinforcement portion (a lower-side reinforcement portion and others). The door panel portion is provided to cover an opening portion for entrance and configured such that its peripheral part overlaps with an opening-portion-forming vehicle-body frame member (a side sill and others) in a vehicle side view. The reinforcement portion is provided at the peripheral part of the door panel portion such that it overlaps with the opening-portion-forming vehicle-body frame member in the vehicle side view, thereby reinforcing the peripheral part of the door panel portion against a collision load applied to the side door from a vehicle side. The reinforcement portion is provided at a portion of the peripheral part of the door panel portion which includes a part corresponding to the vehicle-width-direction-extending vehicle-body frame member (a first floor cross member and others).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori SUZUKI, Masanori HONDA, Tomohito OKUYAMA, Ryuji NONAKA, Hideaki FUJII, Noboru SHOUNO, Daisuke NAKAYAMA, Isamu KIZAKI, Eri KAIKI, Yuichi SUGIMURA, Taei SHIBAHARA, Orie TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210023923
    Abstract: There are provided a vehicle-body frame member forming an opening portion for entrance at a vehicle side part and a front side door provided so as to open and close the opening portion. The vehicle-body frame member comprises a side sill, the front side door comprises a door panel portion provided with an inner lower portion which overlaps with the side sill in a vehicle wide view and reinforcement portions provided at three side-portions of a peripheral part of the door panel portion which are continuous and include the inner lower portion such that the reinforcement portions overlap with the vehicle-body frame member in a vehicle side view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori HONDA, Tomohito OKUYAMA, Takehisa KOHIRA, Ryuji NONAKA, Toshiyuki GENDO, Ken UEKI, Isamu KIZAKI, Eri KAIKI
  • Publication number: 20210023922
    Abstract: A vehicle-body structure of a vehicle comprises a front side door provided so as to open and close an opening portion for entrance which is formed by a vehicle-body frame member. The front side door comprises a door panel portion and reinforcement portions provided at a peripheral part of the door panel portion such that at least part of the reinforcement portions overlaps with the vehicle-body frame member in a vehicle side view, the reinforcement portions being configured to reinforce the door panel portion such that when a collision load is inputted to the front side door in a vehicle side collision, a connection state of the door panel portion and the vehicle-body frame member is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori HONDA, Tomohito OKUYAMA, Takehisa KOHIRA, Ryuji NONAKA, Toshiyuki GENDO, Ken UEKI, Isamu KIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210023919
    Abstract: A side door comprises a door panel portion and a reinforcement portion (a rear-side reinforcement portion and others). The reinforcement portion is provided at at least one of a corner portion positioned between a lower portion and a front-side portion of a peripheral part of the door panel portion and another corner portion positioned between the lower portion and a rear-side portion of the peripheral part of the door panel portion such that the reinforcement portion overlaps with a vehicle-body frame member in a vehicle side view. The reinforcement portion is provided with a curved portion at an inside part of the corner portion where the reinforcement portion is provided. The curved portion is configured to be curved convexly toward an outside part of the corner portion in the vehicle side view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori SUZUKI, Masanori HONDA, Tomohito OKUYAMA, Ryuji NONAKA, Hideaki FUJII, Noboru SHOUNO, Daisuke NAKAYAMA, Isamu KIZAKI, Eri KAIKI, Yuichi SUGIMURA, Taei SHIBAHARA, Orie TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210023920
    Abstract: A vehicle-body structure of a vehicle comprises a vehicle-body frame member forming an opening portion for entrance at a vehicle side part and a front side door provided so as to open and close the opening portion, wherein the front side door comprises a door panel portion and reinforcement portions provided at a peripheral part of the door panel portion such that the reinforcement portions overlap with the vehicle-body frame member in a vehicle side view, the reinforcement portions being made of a plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori HONDA, Tomohito OKUYAMA, Takehisa KOHIRA, Ryuji NONAKA, Toshiyuki GENDO, Ken UEKI, Isamu KIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200380948
    Abstract: Technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first input signal representing audio captured by a first sensor disposed in a signal path of an active noise reduction (ANR) device, and receiving a second input signal representing audio captured by a second sensor disposed in the signal path of the ANR device. The method also includes processing, by at least one compensator, the first input signal and the second input signal to generate a drive signal for an acoustic transducer of the ANR device. A gain applied to the signal path is at least 3 dB less relative to an ANR signal path having a single sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Ricardo F. Carreras, Joseph H. Cattell
  • Patent number: 10741164
    Abstract: This document describes a method that includes receiving an input signal representing audio captured by a sensor disposed in an active noise reduction (ANR) device, determining, by one or more processing devices, that the ANR device is operating in a first operational mode, and in response, applying a first gain to the input signal to generate a first amplified input signal. The method also includes determining, by the one or more processing devices, that the ANR device is operating in a second operational mode different from the first operational mode, and in response, applying a second gain to the input signal to generate a second amplified input signal, wherein the second gain is different from the first gain. The method further includes processing the first or second amplified input signal to generate an output signal, and generating, by an acoustic transducer, an audio output based on the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Christopher A. Barnes, Ricardo F. Carreras, Alaganandan Ganeshkumar
  • Publication number: 20200219477
    Abstract: An active noise reduction (ANR) device includes a first sensor configured to generate an input signal indicative of an environment of the active noise reduction device, in which the first sensor has a measured roll-off frequency. A first compensator processes the input signal to generate a compensated input signal to compensate a difference between the measured roll-off frequency and a predetermined roll-off frequency for the first sensor. A second compensator processes the compensated input signal to generate a first signal for an acoustic transducer of the active noise reduction headphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Masanori Honda
  • Publication number: 20200102436
    Abstract: To provide prepreg having high thermostability and a molded body (fiber reinforced composite) obtained from the prepreg, the prepreg is formed by impregnating a reinforced fiber having an elastic modulus of 100 to 900 GPa with an epoxy resin composition including the following Components A to D so as to have a resin content within a range of 25 to 50 mass %: Component A: an epoxy resin having an oxazolidone ring structure in a molecule thereof; Component B: an epoxy resin that is liquid at 30° C.; Component C: a diblock copolymer having a B-M structure, wherein M is a block including at least 50 mass % of methyl methacrylate, B is a block immiscible with the epoxy resins and the block M, a glass transition temperature of the block B being 20° C. or lower; and Component D: dicyandiamide, or an amine curing agent that is a derivative of dicyandiamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Koichi Hattori, Yutaka Arai, Masaki Shimada, Tetsuya Sugiyama, Katsuya Himuro, Masanori Honda, Kenji Nishida, Hironobu Takahama
  • Patent number: 10252750
    Abstract: Provided is a front side frame 2, comprising: a main frame 201; and reinforcing members 30, 40, 50 disposed inside the main frame 2, wherein the reinforcing member 30 includes partition wall portions 31b, 32d, 32e dividing a main closed cross-section C_m of the main frame 201 into a plurality of sub closed-cross sections c, the first to third partition wall portions 31b, 32d, 32e being respectively formed with compression-side ridges 31s, 32s, 32u vertically facing each other and able to come into contact with each other in a deformation of the front side frame 2, and tension-side ridges 31t, 32t, 32v arranged in the same manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Kodama, Masanori Honda, Chikara Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10160407
    Abstract: A vehicle-body bottom portion comprises a noise-insulation inferior part and a noise-insulation superior part provided adjacently to a periphery of the noise-insulation inferior part. Between the vehicle-body bottom portion and a floor carpet are provided a sound-absorbing member which is arranged between the noise-insulation inferior part and the floor carpet, a cross member which connects the noise-insulation superior part and the floor carpet and seals a gap between the vehicle-body bottom portion and the floor carpet, and a noise insulation space which is adjacent to the sound-absorbing member and the cross member and enclosed by the sound-absorbing member and the cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Murasawa, Tetsunori Hada, Masanori Honda, Akihiro Nishikawa, Takashi Sasaki, Yuji Okazaki, Keisuke Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20180362087
    Abstract: Provided is a front side frame 2, comprising: a main frame 201; and reinforcing members 30, 40, 50 disposed inside the main frame 2, wherein the reinforcing member 30 includes partition wall portions 31b, 32d, 32e dividing a main closed cross-section C_m of the main frame 201 into a plurality of sub closed-cross sections c, the first to third partition wall portions 31b, 32d, 32e being respectively formed with compression-side ridges 31s, 32s, 32u vertically facing each other and able to come into contact with each other in a deformation of the front side frame 2, and tension-side ridges 31t, 32t, 32v arranged in the same manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki KODAMA, Masanori HONDA, Chikara KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170253197
    Abstract: A vehicle-body bottom portion comprises a noise-insulation inferior part and a noise-insulation superior part provided adjacently to a periphery of the noise-insulation inferior part. Between the vehicle-body bottom portion and a floor carpet are provided a sound-absorbing member which is arranged between the noise-insulation inferior part and the floor carpet, a cross member which connects the noise-insulation superior part and the floor carpet and seals a gap between the vehicle-body bottom portion and the floor carpet, and a noise insulation space which is adjacent to the sound-absorbing member and the cross member and enclosed by the sound-absorbing member and the cross member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji MURASAWA, Tetsunori HADA, Masanori HONDA, Akihiro NISHIKAWA, Takashi SASAKI, Yuji OKAZAKI, Keisuke YAMAKAWA
  • Patent number: 9744920
    Abstract: A floor carpet is placed on a floor panel forming a cabin floor surface. The floor carpet comprises a skin layer which is configured to block an airflow therethrough and a sound-absorption layer which is made of a sound-absorption material and configured to allow an airflow therein, the sound-absorption layer being provided below the skin layer to contact the floor panel at a lower face thereof. A space between the skin layer and the floor panel (a space portion where the sound-absorption layer is arranged) is sealed with a seal member which is configured to surround the sound-absorption layer. The seal member is pressed against the floor panel (tightly) by a pressing member which is fixed to a vehicle-body side with a fixing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Murasawa, Naoko Yorozu, Masanori Honda, Tetsunori Hada, Yuki Nakatani, Takao Maruko