Honda Patent Applications

VEHICLE LOWER-BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170203792
A vehicle lower-body structure includes a front pillar, including a front-pillar outer panel and a front-pillar inner panel, and a side sill, including a side-sill outer panel and a side-sill inner panel and joined to a lower portion of the front pillar. The front-pillar outer panel is joined to an outer surface of the side-sill outer panel. The front-pillar inner panel is held between the side-sill outer panel and the side-sill inner panel. The side-sill outer panel and the side-sill…

POWER STORAGE APPARATUS, TRANSPORT DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170207638
A power storage apparatus includes a first storage module, a second storage module, a charge-discharge circuit, and circuitry. The first storage module includes a first detector to detect first current input to and output from the first capacitor. The second storage module includes a second detector to detect second current input to and output from the second capacitor. The charge-discharge circuit is connected to the first capacitor and the second capacitor to charge and discharge the…

BATTERY-FIXING STRUCTURE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170197569
A battery-fixing structure includes a battery-receiving portion provided by depressing downward a floor panel in a rear part of a vehicle body, the battery-receiving portion including a battery-supporting wall member; an upper reinforcing plate having a recess that is depressed downward; and a lower reinforcing plate having a first projection that is raised upward. The battery-supporting wall member is held between the upper reinforcing plate and the lower reinforcing plate. The recess,…

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170197661
A vehicle body front structure includes a front side frame body provided on the front portion of the vehicle body, the front side frame including a front frame extending to the longitudinal direction and a rear frame extending downward from the rear end portion of the front frame to the rear direction, the rear portion of the front frame has a front bulkhead and a rear bulkhead which are longitudinally spaced from each other, a recessed portion which recesses the outside wall outside in…

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170197662
A vehicle body front structure has: a front side frame; a lateral member; a sub frame; a sub frames attaching portion for fastening the rear end portion of the sub frame. The lateral member has a lateral member main body which has a hole portion formed on a bottom wall, and a stiffening member which is made of a material with lower tensile strength than the lateral member main body, layered on the bottom wall of the lateral member main body, joined to the inside of the lateral member…

VEHICLE REAR STRUCTURE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170197664
A vehicle rear structure includes an annular frame, which connects a rear cross member, gussets, rear quarter pillars, upper stiffeners, and a roof arch to one another into an annular shape in a vehicle front view. Each of the upper stiffeners of the annular frame is connected to a damper attachment portion of a rear wheel house by a coupling member.

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE FOR AUTOMOBILE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170197665
A vehicle body structure for an automobile includes a damper base connected to an outer wall of a rear side frame in a vehicle width direction on a rear side of a cross member and including a first bead projecting inward in the vehicle width direction and extending in an up-down direction and a damper support portion projecting outward in the vehicle width direction disposed on both sides of the first bead in a front-rear direction, a rear wheel house having a second bead extending in…

VEHICULAR BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170197666
A tunnel reinforcing member is attached to a front floor tunnel. Second upper wall and second side walls of the tunnel reinforcing member are connected to a first upper wall and first side walls of the front floor tunnel, respectively, such that spaces are formed between second edge portions of the tunnel reinforcing member and first edge portions of the front floor tunnel. A rear portion of the first upper wall of the front floor tunnel faces a lower wall of a cross member with a…

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE FOR AUTOMOBILE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170197667
A vehicle body structure for an automobile includes left and right rear side frames that extend in a front-rear direction, a rear floor that connects the left and right rear side frames to each other and that includes a lower surface having a rear portion where a compressor for air suspension is supported, a compressor housing that covers the compressor, and left and right rear braces that are disposed so as to form a V shape having an opening on a front side in top view and that couple…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INSPECTING DAMPING FORCE VARIABLE MECHANISM, AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING PRESSURE DAMPING DEVICE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170199103
Provided is an examination method for a damping force variable mechanism, the examination method including: an operation step of operating a damper in a state in which the damper is installed in a vehicle, the damper being provided with a damping force variable mechanism that changes a damping force according to an input current (an example of a signal); and a detection step of detecting an induction current (an example of an output from the vehicle) from the damping force variable…

TIME INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170199499
An information display device comprises: a communications part that receives, from multiple external devices, information on a time zone of the current position identified by the multiple external devices; a time zone-identification part that identifies a time zone of the current position of the self-device, on the basis of the information received from the multiple external devices; and a display control part that displays time in the identified time zone of the current position on a…

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170200967
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack and a stack case. The fuel cell stack includes power generation cells, a first end and a second end, a first side and a second side, and a top side and a bottom side. The stack case contains the fuel cell stack therein. The stack case includes a first end plate, a second end plate, a first side plate, a second side plate, a top cover plate, a bottom cover plate, and sealing members. Each of the sealing members is disposed between the first…

CONTROLLER AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE SYSTEM

Granted: July 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170191460
A controller for an internal combustion engine includes a regenerative device and at least one of ignition timing circuitry and opening degree circuitry. The ignition timing circuitry is configured to retard an ignition timing so as to decrease a torque generated by the internal combustion engine in a shift-up operation of a multi-stage automatic transmission during a supercharging operation by a supercharger. The opening degree circuitry is configured to reduce an opening degree of a…

METAL JOINING METHOD AND METAL-JOINED MEMBER

Granted: June 29, 2017
Application Number: 20170182587
A dissimilar metal joining method includes moving a tool on a first metal along a first track on an overlapped part where the first metal is overlapped on a second metal while the tool is rotated around an axis of the tool and is pressed along the axis against the first metal such that the tool penetrates the first metal and is inserted into the second metal by a first insertion depth. The tool is moved from the first track to a second track which is on the overlapped part and which is…

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Granted: June 29, 2017
Application Number: 20170182998
A hybrid electric vehicle including a gradient acquiring portion which acquires a gradient of a road surface on which the vehicle is running, and a control portion which determines whether the vehicle runs on a first driving by means of power from the motor by releasing the engagement and disengagement portion, or on a second driving by means of power from at least the internal combustion engine by applying the engagement and disengagement portion. The control portion restricts a switch…

EXHAUST SYSTEM

Granted: June 29, 2017
Application Number: 20170184006
An exhaust system for discharging an exhaust gas of an engine includes a tail pipe 39 provided with a pressure control valve 1 which reduces an exhaust amount of the gas at the time of low load of the engine, and other tail pipe 40 not provided with the pressure control valve 1. An exhaust port 39a of the tail pipe 39 provided with the pressure control valve 1 faces downward as compared with an exhaust port 40a of the other tail pipe 40 not provided with the control valve 1.

CONTROL DEVICE, METHOD, AND INTERNAL COMBUSION ENGINE

Granted: June 29, 2017
Application Number: 20170184014
A control device for an internal combustion engine including a supercharger and a waste gate valve, the supercharger including a compressor an electric motor, and a turbine, the turbine being provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, the waste gate valve being provided in a bypass passage that bypasses the turbine, the control device includes circuitry. The circuitry is configured to drive the electric motor in a high-load operation state in which the load of the…

VEHICLE

Granted: June 29, 2017
Application Number: 20170184037
A vehicle includes a turbocharger, an exhaust-side variable valve, a vacuum servo device, an exhaust-side negative pressure hose, an exhaust-side check valve, a negative pressure supply valve, and circuitry. The exhaust-side negative pressure hose connects the vacuum servo device and a negative pressure extracting portion disposed in the exhaust passage. The exhaust-side check valve is disposed in the exhaust-side negative pressure hose to permit a gas flow only from the vacuum servo…

DIRECT INJECTION INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: June 29, 2017
Application Number: 20170184046
A direct injection internal combustion engine has an injector for directly injecting fuel into a combustion chamber. A first fuel injection, a second fuel injection, and a third fuel injection are performed in one combustion cycle of the engine when a temperature of the engine is equal to or lower than a predetermined temperature. The second fuel injection is completed in a near-bottom dead center range of 160 deg. to 200 deg. after the top dead center at which the intake stroke starts,…

FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Granted: June 29, 2017
Application Number: 20170187056
A fuel cell vehicle includes a fuel tank, a first detector, a control circuit, and a transmitter. The fuel tank stores fuel gas. The first detector detects information on a state in the fuel tank. The control circuit is configured to receive the information and to generate a signal based on the information. The transmitter includes a transmitter circuit and a response data transmitter circuit. The transmitter circuit is configured to transmit the information to a fuel supply station…