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: 20160251035
    Abstract: A bead portion is provided at a compression-side wall portion to be recessed toward an inside of a main closed cross section. A first reinforcing member is provided in the closed cross section and joined to a tension-side wall portion so as to form a first sub cross section extending in a longitudinal direction between the tension-side wall portion and the first reinforcing member. A second reinforcing member is provided in the closed cross section and joined to a portion of the compression-side wall portion where the bead portion is provided so as to form a second sub cross section extending vertically between the portion of the compression-side wall portion and the second reinforcing member. The first and second reinforcing members are configured to be spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki KODAMA, Chikara KAWAMURA, Masanori HONDA
  • Patent number: 9381942
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rear vehicle body structure of a vehicle, which comprises a rear floor panel, and a rear side frame joined to a lower surface of the rear floor panel to extend in a front-rear direction. A bottom wall of the rear side frame has a bottom reinforcing portion formed to protrude upwardly or downwardly, and a standing wall of the rear side frame located on a vehicle-widthwise inner side has a side reinforcing portion formed to protrude outwardly in the vehicle width direction. The bottom reinforcing portion includes a top, an outer inclined section extending from the top obliquely outwardly in the vehicle width direction, and an inner inclined section extending from the top obliquely inwardly in the vehicle width direction, wherein the inner inclined section has an inclination angle less than an inclination angle of the outer inclined section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Yuki Toyama, Motoki Esumi, Koji Yoshimura, Sakayu Terada
  • Patent number: 9321487
    Abstract: A frame body (1) has a closed cross-section formed by a first surface (11), a second surface (12) wider than the first surface (11), and two side surfaces (13), and each of the side surfaces (13) has a single bent part (14) or two or more bent parts (14). In the cross-section of the frame body (1), the first surface (11) and an outer part (13a) of the side surface (13) form an angle of approximately 90 degrees or larger than 90 degrees inside the closed cross-section, and a specific bent part which is the single bent part (14) or one of the bent parts (14) closest to the second surface (12) is bent to protrude inward of the closed cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Chikara Kawamura, Sakayu Terada
  • Patent number: 9260137
    Abstract: A frame body (1) includes a first surface (11), a second surface (12), and two side surfaces (13). Each of the side surfaces (13) has a single bent part or two or more bent parts (14). The first surface (11) and an outer part (13a) of each of the side surfaces (13) form an angle of approximately 90 degrees or larger than 90 degrees inside the closed cross-section in the cross-section of the frame body (1). At least one of the side surfaces (13) includes a low-strength part (17) closer to the second surface (12) and a high-strength part (18) closer to the first surface (11), and includes a strength transition part (19) located closer to the second surface (12) than a specific bent part (the bent part (14) which is closest to the second surface (12) and protrudes inward of a closed cross-section).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Honda
  • Publication number: 20150344074
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rear vehicle body structure of a vehicle, which comprises a rear floor panel, and a rear side frame joined to a lower surface of the rear floor panel to extend in a front-rear direction. A bottom wall of the rear side frame has a bottom reinforcing portion formed to protrude upwardly or downwardly, and a standing wall of the rear side frame located on a vehicle-widthwise inner side has a side reinforcing portion formed to protrude outwardly in the vehicle width direction. The bottom reinforcing portion includes a top, an outer inclined section extending from the top obliquely outwardly in the vehicle width direction, and an inner inclined section extending from the top obliquely inwardly in the vehicle width direction, wherein the inner inclined section has an inclination angle less than an inclination angle of the outer inclined section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori HONDA, Yuki TOYAMA, Motoki ESUMI, Koji YOSHIMURA, Sakayu TERADA
  • Publication number: 20150115654
    Abstract: A frame body (1) includes a first surface (11), a second surface (12), and two side surfaces (13). Each of the side surfaces (13) has a single bent part or two or more bent parts (14). The first surface (11) and an outer part (13a) of each of the side surfaces (13) form an angle of approximately 90 degrees or larger than 90 degrees inside the closed cross-section in the cross-section of the frame body (1). At least one of the side surfaces (13) includes a low-strength part (17) closer to the second surface (12) and a high-strength part (18) closer to the first surface (11), and includes a strength transition part (19) located closer to the second surface (12) than a specific bent part (the bent part (14) which is closest to the second surface (12) and protrudes inward of a closed cross-section).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Masanori Honda
  • Patent number: 8985651
    Abstract: A panel member having a U-shaped cross section includes step portions at an upper face portion and a lower face portion, and a distance, in a vehicle longitudinal direction, of the step potions from a panel member formed substantially in a flat-plate shape, is configured such that the distance at a central portion, in the vehicle width direction, of a bumper reinforcement is the maximum and the distance decreases gradually toward an outward direction of the vehicle. Accordingly, the vehicle-body structure which can properly ensure the bending strength and also attain the light weight of the bumper reinforcement, improving the load transmission from the bumper reinforcement to crash cans, can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Kuniyoshi Tashiro, Shunsuke Kanemoto, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140354009
    Abstract: A frame body (1) has a closed cross-section formed by a first surface (11), a second surface (12) wider than the first surface (11), and two side surfaces (13), and each of the side surfaces (13) has a single bent part (14) or two or more bent parts (14). In the cross-section of the frame body (1), the first surface (11) and an outer part (13a) of the side surface (13) form an angle of approximately 90 degrees or larger than 90 degrees inside the closed cross-section, and a specific bent part which is the single bent part (14) or one of the bent parts (14) closest to the second surface (12) is bent to protrude inward of the closed cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Chikara Kawamura, Sakayu Terada
  • Patent number: 8754715
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first oscillator that generates a first clock signal, a second oscillator that generates a second clock signal in response to the first clock signal, a third oscillator that generates a third clock signal, a counter that counts a signal corresponding to the first clock signal or a signal corresponding to the second clock signal during a predetermined period that is set based on the third clock signal to generate an overflow signal indicating that a count value of the signal corresponding to the first clock signal or the signal corresponding to the second clock signal exceeds a predetermined value, and an abnormality notice unit that receives the overflow signal to generate an abnormal signal indicating that an abnormal oscillation occurs in at least one of the first to third clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Honda
  • Publication number: 20140117685
    Abstract: A panel member having a U-shaped cross section includes step portions at an upper face portion and a lower face portion, and a distance, in a vehicle longitudinal direction, of the step potions from a panel member formed substantially in a flat-plate shape, is configured such that the distance at a central portion, in the vehicle width direction, of a bumper reinforcement is the maximum and the distance decreases gradually toward an outward direction of the vehicle. Accordingly, the vehicle-body structure which can properly ensure the bending strength and also attain the light weight of the bumper reinforcement, improving the load transmission from the bumper reinforcement to crash cans, can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori HONDA, Kuniyoshi TASHIRO, Shunsuke KANEMOTO, Satoshi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8641131
    Abstract: In a frame structure for a vehicle having a reinforcement body provided inside a frame body, the frame body comprises a first face portion and a second face portion extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to a rotational-axis direction of a bending moment occurring when a torsional load acts on a vehicle body, and third face portions positioned between the first and second face portions, and the reinforcement body comprises third-face connection portions connected to the third face portions, a first-face connection portion connected to the first face portion at a corner portion, a first-face non-contact portion provided away from the first face portion, a second-face connection portion connected to the second face portion at a corner portion, and a second-face non-contact portion provided away from the second face portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Chikara Kawamura, Shin Sasaki, Chikara Tanaka, Yushi Matsuda, Yukinori Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8511746
    Abstract: A frame for a vehicle which is formed to have a closed cross section and constitutes part of a vehicle body, comprising a first face portion on which a compressive force acts when a load acts from an outside, a second face portion on which a tensional force acts when the load acts from the outside, a pair of third face portions which are located between the first face portion and the second face portion and form ridgelines together with the first face portion, and a lateral reinforcement potion which is provided at least one of the third face portions and extending in a line shape from the first face portion toward the second face portion. Accordingly, the frame for a vehicle which can increase the bending strength of the frame is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Chikara Kawamura, Masanori Honda, Shin Sasaki, Mitsugi Fukahori, Naoko Saito
  • Patent number: 8317258
    Abstract: A frame body comprises a first face portion on which a compressive force acts in case a load is applied, a second face portion on which a tensional force acts, and third and fourth face portions which connect the first and second face portions. The third and fourth face portions are respectively equipped with a reinforcing member which comprises a base portion which is away from the frame body and plural base portions which project from the base portion and are joined to the frame body. The convex portions have plural convexities which are arranged so as to extend both in the longitudinal and sectional directions of a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Takashi Yoshimura, Shin Sasaki, Chikara Tanaka, Kenichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120280757
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first oscillator that generates a first clock signal, a second oscillator that generates a second clock signal in response to the first clock signal, a third oscillator that generates a third clock signal, a counter that counts a signal corresponding to the first clock signal or a signal corresponding to the second clock signal during a predetermined period that is set based on the third clock signal to generate an overflow signal indicating that a count value of the signal corresponding to the first clock signal or the signal corresponding to the second clock signal exceeds a predetermined value, and an abnormality notice unit that receives the overflow signal to generate an abnormal signal indicating that an abnormal oscillation occurs in at least one of the first to third clock signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori HONDA
  • Patent number: 8248169
    Abstract: The semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first oscillator, a second oscillator (PLL), a third oscillator (ring oscillator), a selector that switches, in turn, based on a clock of the third oscillator, and outputs a clock of the first oscillator or a clock of the second oscillator, and a determination circuit that counts up or counts down the clock output from the selector, based on the clock of the third oscillator, determines the correspondence of the clock output from the selector and the clock of the third oscillator, based on a result of the counting up or the counting down, and determines whether either of the clock output from the selector or the clock of the third oscillator occur an abnormal oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Honda
  • Publication number: 20120119546
    Abstract: In a frame structure for a vehicle having a reinforcement body provided inside a frame body, the frame body comprises a first face portion and a second face portion extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to a rotational-axis direction of a bending moment occurring when a torsional load acts on a vehicle body, and third face portions positioned between the first and second face portions, and the reinforcement body comprises third-face connection portions connected to the third face portions, a first-face connection portion connected to the first face portion at a corner portion, a first-face non-contact portion provided away from the first face portion, a second-face connection portion connected to the second face portion at a corner portion, and a second-face non-contact portion provided away from the second face portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori HONDA, Chikara KAWAMURA, Shin SASAKI, Chikara TANAKA, Yushi MATSUDA, Yukinori NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 8174628
    Abstract: A flexible LCD (2) is a flexible display. The flexible LCD (2) is pulled out from an upper cabinet to change a display area of the flexible LCD (2). An amount-of-sliding detecting section (4) measures the pullout amount (amount of sliding) of the flexible LCD (2) when the flexible LCD (2) is pulled out from a mobile terminal unit (1) or is retracted into the mobile terminal unit (1). A display controller (3) causes the flexible LCD (2) to display in a manner responsive to the amount of sliding that is measured by the amount-of-sliding detecting section (4). The foregoing makes it possible to utilize effectively the display having a display area that is revealed when the display is pulled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Matsushita, Masanori Honda, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Minoru Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20120098299
    Abstract: A frame for a vehicle which is formed to have a closed cross section and constitutes part of a vehicle body, comprising a first face portion on which a compressive force acts when a load acts from an outside, a second face portion on which a tensional force acts when the load acts from the outside, a pair of third face portions which are located between the first face portion and the second face portion and form ridgelines together with the first face portion, and a lateral reinforcement potion which is provided at least one of the third face portions and extending in a line shape from the first face portion toward the second face portion. Accordingly, the frame for a vehicle which can increase the bending strength of the frame is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chikara KAWAMURA, Masanori HONDA, Shin SASAKI, Mitsugi FUKAHORI, Naoko SAITO
  • Patent number: 8000750
    Abstract: There is provided a portable communication terminal capable of switching between icon display and non-display. Processes executed by a control unit of a portable phone which is an aspect of the portable communication terminal comprises the steps of detecting, during the execution of an icon-bar displaying process, a press of an operation key, terminating outputting icon data if the operation key is associated with the icon-bar non-display function and if there is already no icon bar being displayed, detecting a press of the operation key, and executing the icon-bar displaying process if the operation key is associated with the icon-bar display function and if there is no icon bar being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Xiaobing Li
  • Patent number: 7925305
    Abstract: There is provided a portable communication terminal capable of switching between icon display and non-display. Processes executed by a control unit of a portable phone which is an aspect of the portable communication terminal comprises the steps of detecting, during the execution of an icon-bar displaying process, a press of an operation key, terminating outputting icon data if the operation key is associated with the icon-bar non-display function and if there is already no icon bar being displayed, detecting a press of the operation key, and executing the icon-bar displaying process if the operation key is associated with the icon-bar display function and if there is no icon bar being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanori Honda