Honda Patent Applications

EMERGENCY VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008534
An emergency vehicle control device includes an emergency vehicle stop switch (emergency situation detector) that detects or estimates an emergency situation; and an accelerator operation detector that detects whether or not an accelerator is being operated. When an emergency situation is detected or estimated by the emergency situation detector and an accelerator non-operation state lasting for an accelerator non-operation time threshold value or longer is detected by the accelerator…

CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170009682
A control device includes a cylinder pressure sensor, a driving condition detector, a reference crank angle setter, a reference cylinder pressure calculator, an EGR ratio estimator, and a controller. The cylinder pressure sensor detects a cylinder pressure inside a cylinder. The driving condition detector detects a driving condition in an internal combustion engine. The reference crank angle setter calculates, according to the driving condition, a reference crank angle immediately before…

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170009688
An internal combustion engine control apparatus includes a cylinder pressure sensor, a driving condition detector, a reference crank angle setter, a reference cylinder pressure calculator, an air-fuel ratio estimator, and a controller. The cylinder pressure sensor detects a cylinder pressure. The driving condition detector detects a driving condition in an engine. The reference crank angle setter calculates a reference crank angle immediately before which an air-fuel mixture starts…

EMERGENCY VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170009691
An emergency vehicle control device includes an emergency vehicle stop switch that detects or estimates an emergency situation; an accelerator operation detector that detects whether or not an accelerator is being operated; and a cruise controller that executes vehicle speed maintaining control or inter-vehicle distance maintaining control for a preceding vehicle. In the case where an emergency situation is detected or estimated by the emergency vehicle stop switch while a vehicle is…

HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT FOR TRANSMISSION

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170009877
A hydraulic circuit for a transmission including a main pump and a sub pump is provided in which when the main pump and the sub pump are driven by an engine after it has been stopped for a long time, due to the internal pressure of a torque converter being low, a sufficient hydraulic pressure cannot be transmitted to a feedback port of a switching valve via a fifth oil passage; communication between a first port and a second port of the switching valve is cut off, and the oil discharged…

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT USING ENCAPSULATION AND DISCOVERY

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170010588
System configuration management using encapsulation and discovery is provided. The configuration management may include requesting, by a first electronic control unit comprising a processor, feature information associated with a second electronic control unit. The feature information may include data related to a set of features implemented by the second electronic control unit. The configuration management may also include loading, by the first electronic control unit, an internal…

VEHICLE CONTROLLER, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND VEHICLE CONTROL PROGRAM

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170010612
The present disclosure provides a vehicle controller which includes an identification unit that identifies an operation state of a traffic signal existing on a route up to a destination; a setting unit that sets an automated drive mode section on the route based on the operation state of the traffic signal identified by the identification unit, the automated drive mode section being a section where an automated drive mode of controlling acceleration, deceleration, or steering is…

VEHICLE AUDIO SYSTEM

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170013353
A vehicle audio system includes a vehicle panel having an inner surface and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the vehicle. A transducer is mounted to the vehicle panel being configured to be connected to and operated by an amplifier. The transducer has a base mounted to the vehicle panel and causes the vehicle panel to vibrate and create an audio output.

CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR DRIVING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008422
In a control system and control method for a driving device, opposite distribution control is performed (e.g., steps 1, 4 to 7), whereby a left driving force and a right driving force are controlled such that a yaw moment in a direction opposite to a turning direction of the vehicle acts on the vehicle, whereby a left-right driving force difference is generated which is a difference between the left driving force and the right driving force. During performance of the opposite…

EMERGENCY VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: January 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170008528
An emergency vehicle control device, when an emergency vehicle stop switch is operated for an operation time threshold value or longer in a state where automatic vehicle stop control is not executed, determines that the automatic vehicle stop control is intended to be executed. Later, when the interval between the previous operation and the current operation of the emergency vehicle stop switch is within an operation interval threshold value, the determination that the automatic vehicle…

FIBER TAPE FOR PRODUCING FIBER REINFORCED PARTS AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A FIBER TAPE

Granted: January 5, 2017
Application Number: 20170001410
A fiber tape for producing fiber reinforced parts is provided. The fiber tape includes a fiber layer and a binder material securing the fibers of the fiber layer to each other. The binder material is provided as a binder mesh covering at least an upper surface and/or a lower surface of the fiber layer.

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND VEHICULAR ROOM LIGHT

Granted: January 5, 2017
Application Number: 20170001555
A light source unit including a light source that emits light into a vehicle interior through a lens of a room light, a substrate on which the light source is mounted, the substrate being mounted on a base member of the room light, an engagement portion that engages with, among a plurality of mounting seats that are provided on the base member and that have different protrusion heights, an upper side mounting seat, the engagement portion being provided on the substrate and on a…

STOP-AND-RESTART CONTROL OF A VEHICLE ENGINE

Granted: January 5, 2017
Application Number: 20170001640
A control unit for a vehicle comprises an automatic engine stop-and-restart unit for stopping the engine responsive to predefined stop conditions and for restarting the engine responsive to predefined restart conditions, and a following-cruise control unit for controlling the vehicle to follow a vehicle ahead responsive to predefined following-cruise conditions. The automatic stop-and-restart unit for stopping and restarting the engine is configured to modify at least one of the stop…

HANDLE POSITION-ADJUSTMENT STRUCTURE OF STRADDLE TYPE VEHICLE

Granted: January 5, 2017
Application Number: 20170001678
A handle position-adjustment structure of a straddle type vehicle for improving maintainability improving the appearance of the vehicle. A handle position-adjustment structure of a straddle type vehicle includes a top bridge having fork insertion holes into which a right and left pair of front forks are inserted, and connecting the right and left pair of front forks with each other; a right and left pair of handle holders arranged below the fork insertion holes, and having cylinder…

AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160375744
An air-conditioning apparatus includes a heat exchange unit including a condenser that radiates heat of refrigerant discharged from a compressor, and an evaporator that expands the refrigerant flowing out of the condenser using an expanding device and then absorbs ambient heat into the evaporator, the condenser and the evaporator being connected to each other. According to operation mode, air to be supplied to a vehicle interior selectively exchanges heat with the condenser or the…

FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160375791
A switch is to switch a connection mode between a serial mode and a parallel mode. In the serial mode, a fuel cell and a power storage device are connected in series and connected to a travelling apparatus in parallel. In the parallel mode, the fuel cell is connected to the travelling apparatus in parallel. A converter is to be turned on to boost a voltage generated by the fuel cell to be applied to the travelling apparatus and to be turned off when the parallel mode is selected. A…

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FUEL CELL VEHICLE, AND FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160375792
A method for controlling a fuel cell vehicle includes: calculating total system power for the fuel cell vehicle; calculating power accumulation device target power; calculating fuel cell target power, the power accumulation device target power and the fuel cell target power satisfying the total system power; controlling a first converter to regulate power of a power accumulation device based on the power accumulation device target power, the first converter being provided between the…

STRADDLE TYPE VEHICLE

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160375960
A compact shift controller in a straddle type vehicle wherein the layout can be determined more freely, and a rider can mount and dismount the vehicle more easily. In a straddle type vehicle including a body frame; a footrest on which a rider places his/her foot; a shift lever arranged in front of the footrest, and rotated by the rider's operation by foot to shift gears of the vehicle; a shift detection mechanism for detecting operation of the shift lever and an engine supported to the…

FUEL INJECTION CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160377013
A fuel injection control apparatus for an internal combustion engine having cylinders each of which includes a fuel injection valve and an intake valve, includes an intake valve controller, a parameter acquiring device, and an injection quantity correcting device. The intake valve controller performs an effective-compression-ratio reducing operation. The parameter acquiring device acquires a correction parameter including at least one of a rotational speed of the internal combustion…

VEHICLE STRUCTURE

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160368364
A vehicle structure includes a cooling device, an air guide member, and a horn. The cooling device is cooled with a flow of moving air which a vehicle receives while traveling. The air guide member guides the moving air into the cooling device. The air guide member has a single opening in a front of the vehicle. The horn is disposed at a side of the air guide member. The cooling device and the horn are arranged in a vehicle-width direction. The cooling device and the horn face the single…