Honda Patent Applications

METAL COMPONENT STURCTURE AND METAL COMPONENT SWAGING METHOD

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173660
A metal component structure includes a metal ball and a metal component. The metal ball has an outer diameter. The metal component includes a hole into which the metal ball is press-fitted. The hole includes a central axis, an opening edge, a stopper, and a tapered part. The metal ball is inserted into the hole through the opening edge. The stopper is provided between the opening edge and a center of the metal ball in a direction of the central axis and has an inner diameter smaller than…

VEHICLE BODY REAR STRUCTURE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170174064
A vehicle body rear structure is provided with a battery pack disposed in a floor recess of a rear floor panel. The battery pack includes battery modules, a pair of front suspended frame and rear suspended frame that hold the battery modules at the front and rear ends in such a manner that the battery modules are suspended from a vehicle body, and load path members through which the front suspended frame and the rear suspended frame are coupled to each other. The front suspended frame…

SIGN DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170174132
Sign information of a traffic sign or a road marking ahead of a vehicle is detected. When two or more kinds of sign information having overlapping effective sections are detected or when the sign information contains textural information including a predetermined or more number of characters, simplified information obtained by simplifying the sign information is displayed on an MID in the vehicle.

VEHICLE UNDERSTRUCTURE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170174272
A vehicle understructure includes a left undercover and a right undercover provided in an underpanel. The left undercover is provided from below inside in a vehicle width direction with respect to a left side sill between a left front wheel and a left rear wheel. The right undercover is provided from below inside in the vehicle width direction with respect to a right side sill between a right front wheel and a right rear wheel. Each of the left undercover and the right undercover…

SIGN INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177957
If a first sign information detector 62 is normal, a first display 94 displays sign information detected by the first sign information detector 62, in accordance with an instruction from a control circuit 70. At this time, a second display 64 hides sign information in accordance with an instruction from the control circuit 70. On the other hand, if the first sign information detector 62 is abnormal, the first display 94 hides the sign information in accordance with an instruction from…

REGULATORY INFORMATION NOTIFYING DEVICE AND METHOD

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178507
The regulatory sign or traffic information presented on a roadway is detected by capturing an image of ahead of a vehicle, and also the regulatory information is detected by receiving a signal transmitted from outside the vehicle. When the regulatory information is detected from the signal transmitted from outside the vehicle, that regulatory information is notified. When no regulatory information is detected from the signal transmitted from outside the vehicle, the regulatory…

SIGN DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178591
When normal maximum speed information (first sign information of first maximum speed) in a first section and school-zone maximum speed information (second sign information of second maximum speed) in a second section overlapping the first section are detected by a camera, an MID displays the normal maximum speed information and the school-zone maximum speed information side by side according to an instruction of an ECU.

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179504
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, an oxidant gas supply piping, an oxidant gas discharge piping, an air compressor, a turbine, a pressure regulating valve, and a check valve. The fuel cell generates electric power through an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidant gas. The oxidant gas supply piping is connected to the fuel cell. The oxidant gas discharge piping is connected to the fuel cell. The air compressor is connected to the oxidant gas supply piping and is…

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE, TERMINAL STRUCTURE, AND VEHICLE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179786
An electrical connection structure includes a first conductor, a second conductor, and a conductive spring. The first conductor includes a first plate. The second conductor includes a second plate opposite to the first plate. The conductive spring is provided between the first plate and the second plate so as to be pressed by the first plate and the second plate. The conductive spring includes a plurality of first contact points contacting with the first plate and a plurality of second…

ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170166071
An electric vehicle charges an electricity storage device by allowing the power receiving portions of a charging arm to make contact with an aerial wire. In the electric vehicle, the charging arm is equipped with an arm portion that is expanded from a side portion of the electric vehicle toward the outside of the vehicle width by rotationally moving about a rotationally moving shaft. The power receiving portions are provided on a charging head positioned at the top of the arm portion.…

POWER FEEDING DEVICE AND CONTACT POWER FEEDING SYSTEM

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170166084
A power feeding device which constitutes a contact power feeding system is provided with a pair of insulator parts which support respective suspended wires, and a bracket which includes a pair of holding plates to which the respective insulator parts are secured. The bracket is formed such that a contact surface of one suspended wire with respect to a charging arm is directed obliquely upward to a traveling road side and a contact surface of the other suspended wire with respect to the…

AIR INTAKE STRUCTURE OF STRADDLE TYPE VEHICLE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170167453
An air cleaner is arranged below a fuel tank of a straddle type disposed above left and right main frames. The air cleaner includes a main chamber which is located between the main frames, and a sub-chamber which is located on the outside in the vehicle width direction of the main frames. A rear section of the sub-chamber and a rear section of the element within the sub-chamber are located in a space formed between each outside wall surface of the main frames and an inside wall surface…

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170167550
An internal combustion engine which can be miniaturized, even where it includes an oil filter between a hydraulic clutch and an oil pump, without significantly increasing the length of an oil passage for the hydraulic clutch, the oil pump and a hydraulic pressure adjustment apparatus. A second oil filter is provided on an oil pan at a lower portion of the internal combustion engine so as to be disposed at a position at which the second oil filter does not overlap with any of a…

PISTON RING AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170167608
Provided are a piston ring which, even when a sleeve constituted of an aluminum alloy is used, can sufficiently show the required low frictional properties, wear resistance, and low counterpart-material attacking properties, and a process for producing the piston ring. The piston ring has a rigid carbon film formed as the outermost layer thereof and serving as a sliding surface with a sleeve constituted of an aluminum alloy, wherein the rigid carbon film gives an X-ray diffraction…

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING RESIN-FRAMED MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170170493
A method for manufacturing a resin-framed membrane electrode assembly including a stepped MEA and a resin frame member, the method includes using a first suction mechanism to hold the stepped MEA on a worktable. The stepped MBA includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane sandwiched between a first electrode and a second electrode having an area smaller than an area of the first electrode. A second suction mechanism is used to hold a film member including the frame-shaped adhesive layer…

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170170507
A fuel cell system includes a stack case containing a fuel cell stack therein. The stack case includes first and second end plates, first and second side plates, top and bottom cover plates. A top sealing member has a substantially rectangular frame shape and disposed between the top cover plate and each of the first end plate, the second end plate, the first side plate and the second side plate. A bottom sealing member has a substantially rectangular frame shape and disposed between the…

FRICTION STIR WELDING APPARATUS

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170157699
The friction stir welding apparatus includes a pin (20) on which a soft nitrided layer (50) is formed. The soft nitrided layer (50) is formed of an iron lithium oxide layer (51) and a nitrided diffusion layer (52). The atom of the iron lithium oxide layer (51) penetrates into a space between atoms at the surface of the pin (20) to form the nitrided diffusion layer (52).

VEHICLE

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170158043
A vehicle includes a first power transmission path, a first clutch, a first rotating electrical machine, a second power transmission path, a second clutch, and circuitry. The first clutch is provided in the first transmission path to select a connection state between a first connecting state and a first disconnecting state. The second clutch is provided in the second power transmission path to select a connection state between a second connecting state and a second disconnecting state.…

POWER SYSTEM

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170158189
A power management device of a power system manages the power generation quantity of the whole power system. A power generation control device controls a power generation device using a power generation command value (Ifccon1req) of the power generation device, said power generation command value having been acquired from the power management device via a first signal system, and a parameter (Ibat) that is directly acquired from a parameter acquisition unit via a second signal system.

VEHICLE BODY

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170159517
An internal combustion engine with a reduced size while securing a sufficient amount of lubricating oil for rocker shafts in the internal combustion engine. A cam holder formed in a cylinder head extends from a rear wall portion of the cylinder head toward the attachment hole, and an intake-side downstream rocker shaft oil supply passage formed in a cross shape by causing two linear portions to intersect each other is formed inside the cam holder. In the intake-side downstream rocker…