Honda Patent Applications

FRONT WINDSHIELD

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050498
A front windshield includes a frame portion extending along the circumferential edge, the frame portion includes a lower edge portion extending along the lower edge of the front windshield, and a recess depressed downward from the inner edge of the lower edge portion, and at least a part of a perception mark, which allows the driver of the vehicle to perceive a position based on the vehicle, is provided inside the recess.

DRIVE DEVICE, TRANSPORT APPARATUS, AND ENERGY STORAGE CONTROL METHOD

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050532
A second energy storage is superior to a first energy storage in energy to weight density and inferior to the first energy storage in power to weight density. A booster is to boost a first voltage output from the first energy storage. A motor is to be driven by power output from at least one of the first energy storage and the second energy storage. A controller is to control the booster to operate in a first mode while a voltage point is within a referenced closed region and to operate…

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CONTROL APPARATUS, VEHICLE, AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050534
A selector is to choose a target facility from the at least one facility based on a supplier position and a quantity of the energy suppliable. A distance calculator is to calculate a vehicle-facility distance from a current position to a facility position of a target energy supplier. A drivable range calculator is to calculate a drivable range of a vehicle based on a quantity of energy stored in an energy storage. A determining device is to determine whether or not to permit a power…

OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050601
An occupant restraint system 1 includes a seatbelt device 3 having a webbing 5 that is designed to extend obliquely across an occupant, seated on a seat, so as to pass through a shoulder part located on one side in a lateral direction and a part in front of a waist part located on the other side, and thereby to restrain an upper body of the occupant. The occupant restraint system 1 also includes an airbag device 4 having a bag body 10 that is installed on the webbing 5 in a folded state…

VEHICLE BODY EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAG SYSTEM

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050604
A vehicle body 10 equipped with an airbag system has a side curtain airbag 20 provided on a roof side rail 12. The side curtain airbag 20 includes: a bag body 51 that is disposed along the roof side rail 12; a central protector 59 that holds the bag body 51; and an inflator 52 that is configured to feed gas to the bag body 51. The central protector 59 has a contact end part 65 that is opposed to a reinforcement member 48 with a gap L2 left therebetween. The contact end part 65 is moved…

HANDLE WEIGHT MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170050695
A handle weight mounting structure of a straddle-type vehicle which achieves a simple structure and thereby enables a reduction of variation in the vibration isolating performance and a cost reduction. A fastening bolt includes a shank portion in which an external thread portion to be screwed and joined to the inner face of a handle pipe is formed; and a head portion which is formed on an end part of the shank portion for pressing the outer weight in the axial direction of the handle…

DRIVE APPARATUS AND TRANSPORTER

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054401
A drive apparatus includes a first power storage, a second power storage, an electric motor, a voltage booster, an electric device. The second power storage is superior to the first power storage in energy to weight density and is inferior to the first power storage in output to weight density. The electric motor is to be driven with power supplied from at least one of the first power storage and the second power storage. The voltage booster is to boost a voltage output from the first…

DRIVE DEVICE, ENERGY STORAGE CONTROL METHOD FOR DRIVE DEVICE, AND TRANSPORT APPARATUS

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054403
A motor is to be driven with power supplied from at least one of a first energy storage and a second energy storage. The booster is to boost a first voltage output from the first energy storage such that the first voltage and a second voltage output from the second energy storage satisfy a first condition, a second condition, and a third condition. In the first condition, the second voltage does not exceed a withstand voltage limit of the motor. In the second condition, the second…

WELDING GUN

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170043427
A welding gun equipped with a retaining unit, which includes a first retaining member and a second retaining member, and retains a stationary gun arm and a movable gun arm. A retaining hole for retaining the stationary gun arm, guide grooves for insertion of rolling members provided on an aim holder that retains the movable gun arm, connecting member insertion holes into which connecting members connecting the first retaining member and the second retaining member are inserted, and a…

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170043680
A body structure includes: a center frame extending in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle at the center in the vehicle width direction; and at least one support member extending toward the outer side in the vehicle width direction from the center frame. The support member supports at least one of a steering system, a pedal system, a seat, and a footrest member.

MULTIPLE PLATE CLUTCH

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170045093
In a multiple plate clutch having a main spring which is provided between a clutch center fixed in an axial direction and a pressure plate displaceable in the axial direction and presses plural clutch plates in a clutch engagement direction, and a lifter plate for lifting the pressure plate in a clutch release direction, a sub spring for urging the pressure plate in the clutch engagement direction through the lifter plate is provided between the clutch center and the lifter plate, and…

ELECTRICALLY POWERED VEHICLE

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170036548
A MG-ECU includes, as a regeneration limiting value, a limited value set according to a state of a battery, and an unlimited value enabling generation of braking force greater than the limited value. In a state in which regenerative braking is being limited, the MG-ECU causes frictional braking force to be generated based on a difference between the unlimited value and the drive force demand of a driver. In cases in which the frictional braking force is also limited in a state of the…

BUMPER BEAM FOR AUTOMOBILE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BUMPER BEAM, AND STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING BUMPER BEAM IN VEHICLE BODY

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170036624
A bumper beam body 13 and upper and lower parts of a flange portion 22 each contain a continuous fiber reinforced polymer layer 20, and a first flange tip portion 22a made of thermoplastic resin that has an L-shaped cross section extending outward in a vertical direction and then curving outward in a vehicle rear-front direction is connected to edges of the flange portion 22. Thereby, even when continuous fibers and matrix resin of the continuous fiber reinforced polymer layer 20 stick…

SIDE AIRBAG APPARATUS

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170036635
A side airbag apparatus is provided between a vehicle body and a back seat, and includes a base housing configured to house an airbag and an inflator, a base member having upper and lower base attachment portions provided to sandwich the base housing in an upper-to-lower direction and attached to a portion of the vehicle body, and a retainer member configured to hold the base housing from a vehicle back side. Right and left engagement claws at an upper end of a back wall of the retainer…

AIRBAG APPARATUS

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170036637
There is provided a side curtain airbag apparatus. The side curtain airbag apparatus includes a bag that is inflated and unfolded, a piece of fixing hardware that is fixed to an edge portion of the bag and includes a temporary fixing claw capable of being locked to a locking portion of a vehicle body panel, and a protector that includes a lower contact portion in contact with a lower surface of a bent portion of the vehicle body panel and surrounds the bag.

INFLATOR AND AIR BAG DEVICE

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170036640
An inflator (3) includes an inflator main body (10) which is has a tubular shape and has a plurality of gas injection holes (11) on a circumferential surface, and a steel-made collar member (20) which has a gas jet reception part (28) that is disposed so as to face a gas injection holes formation area (R) of the inflator main body (10) across a space.

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170036643
In a vehicle body front structure, an operating unit that extends upward to raise a front hood by a predetermined amount when a vehicle collides against an obstacle in front is arranged in a dashboard upper configured to introduce outside air into an interior. The operating unit is mounted in a vehicle body so as to be displaced downward by an external force acting from above after extending upward. An opening portion for drain is provided in a bottom portion of the dashboard upper. The…

REAR STRUCTURE OF MOTORCYCLE

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170036711
A motorcycle with a power unit for reducing the running resistance of a flow of air by effectively straightening the flow of air while ensuring the visibility of a tail light unit. The tail light unit emits light toward the rear of the vehicle and is arranged in a rear cowl which covers a rear part of the body frame at least behind an operator's seat. A straightening plate covers a rear part of a body frame F from below while allowing air flowing from a power unit to the rear to be…

STEP STRUCTURE OF MOTORCYCLE

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170036727
A motorcycle with a reduced number of parts for a step structure to achieve a compact and simple structure. The motorcycle includes an engine main body of an engine, which exerts power for driving a rear wheel. The engine is mounted on a body frame with a main step on which a rider's foot is placed being supported on the body frame. An exhaust muffler, to which exhaust gas from the engine main body is introduced, is supported by a muffler stay attached to the body frame. A muffler stay,…

TRANSMISSION

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170037895
A transmission includes a first shaft and a second shaft. The first shaft is made of a first metal material. The first shaft has a hollow structure. The second shaft is made of a second metal material different from the first metal material. The second shaft is fitted into the hollow structure of the first shaft at an axial overlap section. The first shaft and the second shaft are coaxially connected at the axial overlap section with friction stir welding.