Patents by Inventor Sachiko Katsuno

Sachiko Katsuno 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: 10096872
    Abstract: A lower battery module includes lower batteries and lower cooling air passages. An upper battery module is provided at an downstream of the lower battery module in a flow direction of the cooling air. The upper battery module includes upper batteries and upper cooling air passages. An intermediate duct is provided between the upper battery module and the lower battery module to prevent leakage of the cooling air. The intermediate duct includes a cutwater portion. The cutwater portion is provided along an inner circumference of the intermediate duct to cut a continuous flow of water from an inside of the upper battery module to an inside of the lower battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Manabu Mitani, Sachiko Katsuno, Koichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10000240
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a seat, an upper member, a lower member, and a high voltage equipment. The engine is provided at a rear in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The seat is provided in front of the engine in the front-rear direction. The upper member is provided between the seat and the engine in the front-rear direction and extends in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The lower member extends in the vehicle width direction and is provided between the seat and the engine below the upper member in a vehicle height direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction and the vehicle width direction. The high voltage equipment is provided between the seat and the engine and in a space surrounded by the upper member and the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Mitani, Koichi Takahashi, Kazuya Nakano, Sachiko Katsuno
  • Patent number: 9884535
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an air conditioning system, a high voltage equipment, a cooling fan, and an intake duct. The air conditioning system is to condition air in an interior of the vehicle which has a vehicle height direction. The cooling fan is to send cooling air which has passed through the air conditioning system to the high voltage equipment. The cooling fan has an intake port. The intake duct is connected to the intake port from upward in the vehicle height direction to supply the cooling air to the cooling fan. A lowermost part of the intake port in the vehicle height direction is positioned higher than a lowermost surface of a duct flow path of the intake duct in the vehicle height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Koichi Takahashi, Sachiko Katsuno
  • Publication number: 20170110774
    Abstract: A lower battery module includes lower batteries and lower cooling air passages. An upper battery module is provided at an downstream of the lower battery module in a flow direction of the cooling air. The upper battery module includes upper batteries and upper cooling air passages. An intermediate duct is provided between the upper battery module and the lower battery module to prevent leakage of the cooling air. The intermediate duct includes a cutwater portion. The cutwater portion is provided along an inner circumference of the intermediate duct to cut a continuous flow of water from an inside of the upper battery module to an inside of the lower battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya NAKANO, Manabu MITANI, Sachiko KATSUNO, Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170106718
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an air conditioning system, a high voltage equipment, a cooling fan, and an intake duct. The air conditioning system is to condition air in an interior of the vehicle which has a vehicle height direction. The cooling fan is to send cooling air which has passed through the air conditioning system to the high voltage equipment. The cooling fan has an intake port. The intake duct is connected to the intake port from upward in the vehicle height direction to supply the cooling air to the cooling fan. A lowermost part of the intake port in the vehicle height direction is positioned higher than a lowermost surface of a duct flow path of the intake duct in the vehicle height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya NAKANO, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Sachiko KATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20170106910
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a seat, an upper member, a lower member, and a high voltage equipment. The engine is provided at a rear in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The seat is provided in front of the engine in the front-rear direction. The upper member is provided between the seat and the engine in the front-rear direction and extends in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The lower member extends in the vehicle width direction and is provided between the seat and the engine below the upper member in a vehicle height direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction and the vehicle width direction. The high voltage equipment is provided between the seat and the engine and in a space surrounded by the upper member and the lower member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu MITANI, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Kazuya NAKANO, Sachiko KATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20160301120
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a cooling structure of a battery, including: a battery; an intake port, from which air in an vehicle interior is taken in; and an intake duct, which is in communication with the intake port and from which the air in the vehicle interior is introduced to the battery, wherein the intake duct is connected with a discharge port of an air conditioning duct, which is connected with an air conditioning system, and from which air discharged from the air conditioning system is introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sachiko Katsuno, Yasushi Ogihara, Suguru Umetsu, Keishi Kosaka, Yoshiaki Arai