Honda Patent Applications

LIFTING DEVICES AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE SAME

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113310
A lifting device for transporting a component from a first position to a second position is provided. The second position is defined relative to a destination datum feature. The lifting device includes a computing device and an arm having a clamp mechanism and a locator mechanism. The arm is selectively movable to engage the component, removably couple the component to the arm using the clamp mechanism, and facilitate transport of the component to the second position. The locator…

AIRLESS TIRE AND HUB FOR AIRLESS TIRE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113484
An airless tire includes a cylindrical tread ring having a ground contact surface, a hub disposed radially inward of the tread ring and a plurality of spokes each connecting the tread ring to the hub. The hub includes a disk portion to be fixed to an axle and a cylindrical portion extending in an axial direction of the tire from a radially outer portion of the disk portion. The cylindrical portion includes a radially inner surface being provided with a circumferentially extending…

VEHICULAR DOOR STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113521
A vehicular door structure includes a door inner panel in which a work aperture is formed, a sealing sheet configured to close the work aperture, a sealing compound application section formed at the door inner panel, and an attachment member configured to hold a wire-shaped member and attach the wire-shaped member to the door inner panel, wherein the attachment member is disposed in the middle of an extension direction of the sealing compound application section, and a sealing compound…

DOOR SEAL STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113527
A seal member includes a seal body in which a lower seal portion along a lower edge of a door and an intersection seal portion that follows an edge of the door intersecting the lower edge are formed integrally with each other, and a drainage hole that opens on an upper edge side of the lower seal portion and via which a vehicle interior side of the lower seal portion is in communication with a vehicle exterior side of the lower seal portion. The seal member is installed on an edge…

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113542
A vehicle body structure includes a first middle floor unit for a gasoline vehicle and a second middle floor unit for a hybrid vehicle, and the first and second middle floor units are made interchangeable with each other. A front floor unit and a rear floor unit are made shareable by the gasoline vehicle and the hybrid vehicle. That is, the front floor unit and the rear floor unit can be regarded as a platform. Additionally, the second middle floor unit includes a housing, and an IPU is…

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE, TRANSPORT APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113560
A second energy storage has a second capacity deterioration factor which has a fluctuation with respect to a state of charge larger than a fluctuation of a first capacity deterioration factor. Circuitry is configured to control a converter to discharge one of the first energy storage and the second energy storage to charge another of the first energy storage and the second energy storage alternately when first temperature of the first energy storage and second temperature of the second…

CONNECTOR ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113562
A vehicle connector that is connected through a cable to a vehicle-mounted power switchboard is attached to an attachment bracket secured to a vehicle body. The attachment bracket includes a first bracket having an attachment portion to which the vehicle connector is attached and a second bracket secured to the vehicle body so as to be positioned further to an inside of the vehicle body than the first bracket. The first bracket and the second bracket form a closed cross section. Thus,…

ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS, VEHICLE APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113564
A converter is to convert at least one of a first voltage output from a first energy storage device and a second voltage output from a second energy storage device. A detector is to detect the first voltage and a current flowing between the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device. Circuitry is configured to control the converter to perform a first constant current control in which a first constant current flows from one of the first energy storage device and the…

VEHICLE SEAT

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113574
A vehicle seat includes a pair of side frames and a load sensor. The load sensor is provided at a lower portion of the side frame or below the side frame. The vehicle seat further includes a supporting member which is connected to the side frame and which supports a seated person. The supporting member includes a seat portion which receives a weight of a seated person. The seat portion is provided below the load sensor.

STOP CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113688
An automatic stop controller (including a deceleration setting unit and a deceleration instruction unit) performs automatic stop control of a vehicle by using a first deceleration in response to (i) the detection or estimation of a stop intention by a stop intention detector or (ii) the detection or estimation of an unable-to-drive state of the driver of the vehicle by an unable-to-drive state detector while the vehicle is traveling. The automatic stop controller performs automatic stop…

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113694
A road-condition determining unit determines the condition of a travelling road on which a vehicle is travelling. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, a stopping controller operates a braking mechanism to perform an automatic stop process of stopping the vehicle, and uses a steering mechanism to change the orientation of steered wheels of the vehicle in accordance with the condition of the travelling road which is determined by the road-condition determining unit when the…

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113726
A vehicle body front structure includes left and right extension side mount members that are provided at rear ends of left and right bumper beam extensions of a front bumper beam and left and right front side frames whose front ends are coupled with the left and right extension side mount members, respectively. The vehicle body front structure further includes left and right gussets that are positioned on left and right corners between outer surfaces in a vehicle width direction of rear…

VEHICLE BODY SIDE PORTION STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113730
A vehicle body side portion structure includes a side sill that, at a side portion of a vehicle body, extends in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body; a rear side floor panel that is joined to a rear portion of a floor panel of the vehicle body and extends towards a rear of the vehicle body, and that extends in a vehicle width direction and is joined to the side sill; and a rear middle floor panel that is provided at an inner side of the rear side floor panel in the vehicle width…

VEHICLE STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113731
A vehicle structure includes a battery, a chamber that is arranged on an outer side in a vehicle width direction of the battery and provided on part of an exhaust pipe through which emission gas from a fuel cell system is emitted outside a vehicle, and a side frame that is arranged between the battery and the chamber in the vehicle width direction and extends in a fore-and-aft direction. A slider member inclined inward in the vehicle width direction toward a lower side of the vehicle is…

VEHICLE UPPER BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113733
A vehicle upper body structure includes a roof panel, a roof arch that extends across the roof panel in a vehicle width direction and that is joined to a lower surface of the roof panel, and a roof antenna disposed on an upper surface of the roof panel. The roof arch includes a first roof arch and a second roof arch disposed in front of the first roof arch. An antenna bracket that allows the roof antenna to be mounted thereon extends frontward from a midpoint of the first roof arch in…

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170113734
An automotive vehicle body structure includes a rear panel arranged in a vehicle width direction in a vehicle body rear portion, a rear cross member connected to a rear surface of the rear panel, extending along the vehicle width direction, and defining a closed cross section between the rear cross member and the rear panel, and a rear bumper beam connected to a rear section of the rear cross member and extending along the vehicle width direction. The rear cross member includes an…

FUEL CELL

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117559
A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly, a first metal separator, a second metal separator, linear protrusions, and embossed protrusions. The first metal separator is stacked on the membrane electrode assembly. The second metal separator is stacked on the first metal separator to define a coolant channel between the metal separators. The first metal separator includes wave-shaped protrusions projecting from the first metal separator by a first height to define to form the…

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117561
Oxidant gas flows to the fuel cell stack through an oxidant gas supply channel. Oxidant off-gas is discharged from the fuel cell stack through an oxidant off-gas exhaust channel. A refrigerant is discharged from the fuel cell stack through a refrigerant exhaust channel. An outlet sealing valve is provided in the oxidant off-gas exhaust channel. The outlet sealing valve includes a main body, a valve seat, a valve body, and a refrigerant passage. The main body has a passage through which…

ON-VEHICLE FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170117564
A fuel cell includes a cathode side and an anode side. An oxidant gas is fed to the cathode side. In the cathode side, an oxidant exhaust gas is generated by using the oxidant gas. A fuel gas is fed to the anode side. In the anode side, a fuel exhaust gas is generated by using the fuel gas. The oxidant exhaust gas and the fuel exhaust gas are discharged from an outlet of a mixed exhaust gas discharge pipe as a mixed exhaust gas. The dilution apparatus is connected to the outlet of the…

VEHICLE LED LIGHTING DEVICE SYSTEM

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170118818
An LED lighting device system for a vehicle prevents erroneous lighting of the LED lighting device due to leakage current at fee operation switch. An LED lighting device system for a vehicle is provided with an LED lighting device having an LED light source, an operation switch for lighting and extinguishing the LED light source, and a power source that is connected to the input side of the operation switch and feeds electrical current to the LED light source. The LED light device system…