Patents by Inventor Rieko KOYAMA

Rieko KOYAMA 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: 20210066770
    Abstract: A cooling mechanism of a battery pack includes a first refrigerant flow path provided on an opposite side of a partition wall from a first battery module, a second refrigerant flow path provided on the opposite side of the partition wall from a second battery module, and a connection flow path connecting respective one ends of the first refrigerant flow path in a forward-rearward direction to each other and the second refrigerant flow path to each other and extending in a leftward-rightward direction. The partition wall includes a plurality of pyramid-shaped convex portions arranged in a staggered manner along the forward-rearward direction and the leftward-rightward direction inside the first refrigerant flow path and the second refrigerant flow path, two diagonal lines of the convex portion are respectively arranged to coincide with the forward-rearward direction and the leftward-rightward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rieko KOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10632830
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a motor, a high-voltage device, and a power converter. The motor moves the vehicle. The high-voltage device is disposed inside a vehicle cabin of the vehicle. The power converter is disposed outside the vehicle cabin. The power converter is connected to the motor and the high-voltage device to convert electric power output from the high-voltage device and to supply the converted electric power to the motor. The high-voltage device is arranged to be juxtaposed to the power converter along a front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sugizaki, Tomohiro Fukazu, Noboru Fujiyoshi, Rieko Koyama, Kosuke Oguri
  • Patent number: 10220670
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a battery module and an exhaust duct to discharge air from the battery module. A first side member is provided along a first side trim to provide a space between the first side member and the first side trim in a vehicle width direction. The space is connected to the battery module via the exhaust duct. A rear seat is provided in a vehicle interior. A first exhaust port is connected to the exhaust duct via the space and provided in the vehicle interior below the rear seat in a vehicle height direction. A second exhaust port is connected to the exhaust duct via the space and provided in the vehicle interior behind the rear seat in a front-rear direction. The air is discharged from the exhaust duct through the first exhaust port and the second exhaust port via the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rieko Koyama, Kenta Sugitate
  • Patent number: 10150346
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor panel, a battery module, a heater duct, and an exhaust duct. The battery module is disposed on the floor panel under a seat. The heater duct is disposed on the floor panel to discharge air output from an air conditioner through the heater duct. The exhaust duct is provided on the floor panel to discharge air output from the battery module through the exhaust duct. The exhaust duct intersects the heater duct viewed in a height direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rieko Koyama, Kenta Sugitate, Ryo Fujii, Tetsuya Sugizaki
  • Patent number: 10118475
    Abstract: A battery unit includes a battery module, an upper frame member, a battery case, a battery cover, a sealing member, and a sealing bolt. The battery module is suspended from the upper frame member. The battery case has an opening to accommodate the battery module in the battery case. The battery cover is to cover the opening of the battery case. The sealing member is to seal a gap between the battery case and the battery cover. The sealing bolt is provided on the battery cover and secured to the upper frame member to connect the battery module and the battery cover via the upper frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sugizaki, Rieko Koyama
  • Patent number: 10005336
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor panel, a battery module, an exhaust duct, and a carpet. The battery module is disposed inside a vehicle interior. The exhaust duct is provided on the floor panel to discharge air output from the battery module through the exhaust duct. The carpet is disposed on the floor panel so as to cover the exhaust duct. The carpet has ventilation holes such that air discharged from the exhaust duct is to pass through a space between the floor panel and the carpet and to be discharged into the vehicle interior through ventilation holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rieko Koyama, Kenta Sugitate
  • Publication number: 20170267059
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a battery module and an exhaust duct to discharge air from the battery module. A first side member is provided along a first side trim to provide a space between the first side member and the first side trim in a vehicle width direction. The space is connected to the battery module via the exhaust duct. A rear seat is provided in a vehicle interior. A first exhaust port is connected to the exhaust duct via the space and provided in the vehicle interior below the rear seat in a vehicle height direction. A second exhaust port is connected to the exhaust duct via the space and provided in the vehicle interior behind the rear seat in a front-rear direction. The air is discharged from the exhaust duct through the first exhaust port and the second exhaust port via the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rieko KOYAMA, Kenta SUGITATE
  • Publication number: 20170267058
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor panel, a battery module, an exhaust duct, and a carpet. The battery module is disposed inside a vehicle interior. The exhaust duct is provided on the floor panel to discharge air output from the battery module through the exhaust duct. The carpet is disposed on the floor panel so as to cover the exhaust duct. The carpet has ventilation holes such that air discharged from the exhaust duct is to pass through a space between the floor panel and the carpet and to be discharged into the vehicle interior through ventilation holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rieko KOYAMA, Kenta SUGITATE
  • Publication number: 20170267057
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor panel, a battery module, a heater duct, and an exhaust duct. The battery module is disposed on the floor panel under a seat. The heater duct is disposed on the floor panel to discharge air output from an air conditioner through the heater duct. The exhaust duct is provided on the floor panel to discharge air output from the battery module through the exhaust duct. The exhaust duct intersects the heater duct viewed in a height direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rieko KOYAMA, Kenta SUGITATE, Ryo FUJII, Tetsuya SUGIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170267089
    Abstract: A battery unit includes a battery module, an upper frame member, a battery case, a battery cover, a sealing member, and a sealing bolt. The battery module is suspended from the upper frame member. The battery case has an opening to accommodate the battery module in the battery case. The battery cover is to cover the opening of the battery case. The sealing member is to seal a gap between the battery case and the battery cover. The sealing bolt is provided on the battery cover and secured to the upper frame member to connect the battery module and the battery cover via the upper frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya SUGIZAKI, Rieko KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170232866
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a motor, a high-voltage device, and a power converter. The motor moves the vehicle. The high-voltage device is disposed inside a vehicle cabin of the vehicle. The power converter is disposed outside the vehicle cabin. The power converter is connected to the motor and the high-voltage device to convert electric power output from the high-voltage device and to supply the converted electric power to the motor. The high-voltage device is arranged to be juxtaposed to the power converter along a front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya SUGIZAKI, Tomohiro FUKAZU, Noboru FUJIYOSHI, Rieko KOYAMA, Kosuke OGURI