Honda Patent Applications

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND VEHICLE CONTROL PROGRAM

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170232966
Provided are a vehicle control device, a vehicle control method, and a vehicle control program for more accurately controlling the velocity of an own vehicle with reference to a preceding vehicle. The vehicle control device includes: an identifying part identifying the velocity of the preceding vehicle present in front of the own vehicle and an inter-vehicle distance between the preceding vehicle and the own vehicle; a deriving part deriving an adjustment value, which is a value…

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND VEHICLE CONTROL PROGRAM

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170233004
A vehicle control device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a path generating unit and a control unit. The path generating unit generates a target path used by a vehicle to reach a destination. The control unit controls at least steering of the vehicle such that the vehicle travels along the target path generated by the path generating unit and increases a degree by which deviation from the target path is suppressed in a particular situation.

VEHICLE ROOF STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VEHICLE ROOF STRUCTURE

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170233014
The vehicle roof structure includes: a closely facing section that abuts or is adjacent to a side outer panel; a negative curved-surface section that is positioned more inwards in the vehicle width direction than the closely facing section of the roof panel, and has a recessed face that is indented downwards; and a mounting surface that is formed in the side outer panel at an inner side in the vehicle width direction to downwards of the vehicle towards, and at which the closely facing…

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170234415
A continuously variable transmission is configured wherein an outer diameter of a first pulley 11 is smaller than an outer diameter of a second pulley 12, a first input shaft 1? and a second input shaft 2? have a parallel coaxial structure, the first input shaft 1? and a first output shaft 14 are linked via a LO clutch 3? and a first transmission gear assembly 8; and the second input shaft 2? and a second output shaft 15 are linked via a HI clutch 3? and a second transmission gear…

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND VEHICLE CONTROL PROGRAM

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170235307
A vehicle control device includes a detecting unit that detects a towing state of a subject vehicle, a recognizing unit that recognizes surrounding situations of the subject vehicle, a control unit that performs automatic control in which at least one of acceleration-and-deceleration and steering of the subject vehicle is automatically controlled on the basis of the surrounding situations of the subject vehicle recognized by the recognizing unit, and a changing unit that changes, if the…

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170235313
A steering control unit performs lane keeping control to cause a steering system to operate to reduce a distance between a width-direction center position of a lane and a position where the vehicle is traveling in the lane on the basis of a recognized state of the lane obtained by a lane recognizing unit. A road condition determining unit determines whether the road on which the vehicle is traveling is a straight road. A lane keeping responsivity setting unit sets, when it is determined…

FUEL CELL

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170237085
A fuel cell includes a resin-framed membrane electrode assembly, first and second separators, and a resin frame member. The resin frame member is provided to surround an outer periphery of a solid polymer electrolyte membrane. The first and second separators sandwich the resin-framed membrane electrode assembly therebetween in a stacking direction to define a reactant gas flow channel between each of the first and second separators and the resin-framed membrane electrode assembly. The…

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170237094
A fuel cell system includes a first temperature sensor to detect a valve temperature of a sealing valve. A second temperature sensor is provided in a refrigerant circulation circuit to detect a fuel cell temperature of a fuel cell through a refrigerant. The circuitry is configured to calculate a sealing valve estimated temperature by subtracting a correction value from the fuel cell temperature detected by the second temperature sensor after the fuel cell stops generating electric power…

FUEL CELL STACK

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170237107
Provided is a fuel cell stack capable of suppressing damage to a seal member and suppressing leakage of a reaction gas to the outside of a casing or entry of water from the outside of the casing for a long period of time. The fuel cell stack includes a pair of end plates and holds a laminate from two sides in a direction, a casing which houses the laminate and has connection bars extended between the pair of end plates, a fastening member inserted into an end plate side mounting hole and…

VEHICLE

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170237379
A vehicle includes a first and second motors, a high-voltage device, and a power converter. The power converter is disposed between the first and second motors. The power converter is configured to convert the electric power and to supply the converted electric power to the first and second motors. The power converter has a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape that has a first side wall, a second side wall opposite to the first side wall, a third side wall, and a fourth side…

EXTERNAL POWER FEEDING APPARATUS

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170238439
An external power feeding apparatus is portable and mountable in a vehicle, incorporating a power supply unit, and capable of supplying power to outside. A pair of frameworks is arranged on both sides of the power supply unit to face each other at a predetermined interval and formed into a substantially rectangular frame shape. A first connecting member connects first sides of the pair of frameworks and is formed into a substantial U shape. A second connecting member connects second…

ORTHOTIC DEVICE RESPONSIVE TO DETECTED FORCES AT USER-OPERATED TOOL

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170231792
An orthotic device is provided. The orthotic device is configured to be worn on an appendage of a user of a fastener installation tool, and is configurable between a relaxed state and a rigid state. The orthotic device includes at least one activation component that is responsive to an activation signal output by a controller in communication with the fastener installation tool. The activation component changes the orthotic device from the relaxed state to the rigid state in response to…

EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING CATALYST

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170232425
To reduce an OSC material, while maintaining necessary OSC capacity; and to improve heat resistance and reactivity of a precious metal. Proposed is an exhaust gas purifying catalyst which comprises a first catalyst layer that is formed on the surface of a substrate that is formed of a ceramic or a metal, and a second catalyst layer that is formed on the upper side of the first catalyst layer. The first catalyst layer comprises a precious metal, an OSC material and an alumina, and the OSC…

INNER WEATHER STRIP AND SEAL STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE DOOR

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170232827
An inner weather strip including: a main body part including at least an exterior lateral wall and a top wall; a seal lip provided on an outer surface of the exterior lateral wall; and a top wall lip provided on an outer surface of the top wall, wherein at least one longitudinal direction end portion of the inner weather strip is provided with an end surface wall, and wherein the end surface wall has a size equal to or larger than a size of an area surrounded by: the seal lip; the main…

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, TRANSPORTATION DEVICE, AND POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170232851
A power supply system includes a first energy storage, a second energy storage, a power transmission circuit, and circuitry. The circuitry acquires a request supply amount, a request output amount, and failure detection information. The circuitry controls the power transmission circuit in accordance with the at least one of the request supply amount and the request output amount such that a ratio of an amount of electric power supplied from or to the first energy storage and an amount of…

VEHICLE

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170232866
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…

VEHICLE

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170232867
A vehicle includes a motor, a power converter, a fuel tank, and a three-phase line. The motor moves the vehicle. The power converter is connected to the motor. The power converter is configured to convert electric power and to supply the converted electric power to the motor. The fuel tank is disposed between the motor and the power converter. The fuel tank has a tank bottom on a side of a bottom of the vehicle. The tank bottom has a recess. The three-phase line is provided in the…

CABLE STRUCTURE AND VEHICLE

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170232913
A cable structure includes a first cable, a second cable, a communicating portion, and a ventilation-tube connecting portion. The first cable includes a first power line, a first connector, a second connector, and a first tube. The first tube covers the first power line and has a first space. The second cable includes a second power line, a third connector, a fourth connector, and a second tube. The second tube covers the second power line and has a second space. The first space…

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, TRANSPORTATION DEVICE, AND POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170232953
A power supply system includes a first energy storage, a second energy storage, a power transmission circuit, and circuitry. The circuitry acquires at least one of a request supply amount and a request output amount. The circuitry calculates a first input or output target amount and a second input or output target amount in accordance with at least one state quantity including the at least one of the request supply amount and the request output amount. The circuitry controls the power…

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SHAFT-SHAPE COMPOSITE MEMBER

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170225383
To provide a method of manufacturing a shaft-shape composite member in which a bent section is suitably treated. A plurality of thermosetting fiber-reinforced resin materials made of a UD material is supplied to a bending section of a mold in a state of being aligned in parallel to an axial direction of a cavity to form a UD material layer. Subsequently, after forming a tubular member having the UD material layer by the metal mold, by thermally curing the tubular member, the shaft-shape…