Honda Patent Applications

CONDUCTIVE WIRE WELDING METHOD, STATOR, AND HIGH-FREQUENCY INDUCTION HEATING DEVICE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080516
A conductive wire welded structure of which a stator is composed can be obtained using a conductive wire welding method in which a plurality of conductive wires are welded together using a high-frequency induction heating device. This conductive wire welding method involves performing a disposition step in which a plurality of conductive wires are made to intersect and the end of at least one of the conductive wires is disposed at a location that is extended from an intersection portion,…

MOVEMENT-ASSISTING DEVICE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080929
An assistive control means provided in a movement-assisting device has a probability determining unit for determining whether the detection probability according to a first detection signal is high, and a same-object-identifying unit for identifying whether other objects specified respectively by the first detection signal and a second detection signal are the same objects. The assistive control means controls the operation of an assistive means only when the detection probability is…

DRIVING ASSIST APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ASSIST ACCORDING TO DRIVER CHARACTERISTICS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080942
The driving assist apparatus includes a controller configured to control a decelerator included in a host vehicle to perform driving assist. The controller acquires information on the shape of a road ahead of the host vehicle in the traveling direction. When it is determined based on the acquired shape of the road that there is a curve ahead of the host vehicle in the traveling direction and driving assist is executed through control of the deceleration of the host vehicle by the…

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080978
A vehicle body structure includes a dash lower panel, an outrigger, a dash cross member, and a side sill. A jack up stiffener having lower compressive strength against a load from the front than the side sill is installed inside the side sill. The outrigger is coupled to a front end part of the jack up stiffener. The dash cross member is coupled to a front end part of the side sill.

FUEL INJECTION CONTROLLING APPARATUS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170082048
A fuel injection controlling apparatus includes a fuel cut controlling unit applied to an engine and a transmission to perform a fuel cut control of a fuel injection apparatus upon shifting of the transmission. A shift state detection unit decides a shift state. The fuel cut controlling unit changes a decision threshold value to be used for decision of whether or not the fuel cut control is to be ended in response to the shift state detected by the shift state detection unit. A dog…

ENGINE TORQUE ESTIMATOR FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD OF ESTIMATING ENGINE TORQUE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170082523
An engine torque estimator for an internal combustion engine, includes a cylinder internal pressure sensor, an indicated-torque calculator, a pump loss torque calculator, and an engine torque calculator. The cylinder internal pressure sensor detects a cylinder internal pressure in a cylinder. The indicated-torque calculator calculates an indicated torque in a second combustion cycle based on the cylinder internal pressure detected in a period from an exhaust stroke in a first combustion…

FUEL SHUTOFF VALVE

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170072788
A fuel shutoff valve is attached to the upper portion of a fuel tank and shuts off the communication between the inside of the fuel tank and a canister by opening and closing a vapor passage for communicating between the fuel tank and the canister. The fuel shutoff valve is configured with a first valve mechanism having a coil disposed on the inner periphery of a cylindrical valve chamber and a movable core, which enables to communicate between the fuel tank and the canister by lowering…

FAILURE DETERMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING FAILURE

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170072803
A failure determination apparatus includes an electricity storage, a state sensor, a data accumulator, and a controller. The state sensor is to detect a state of the electricity storage as data. The data accumulator is to accumulate the data acquired by the state sensor as accumulated data. The controller is to determine, based on the accumulated data, whether a failure occurs in at least one of the electricity storage and the state sensor.

LAMINATED PANEL

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170072827
A laminated panel is provided with: a core panel having a vertical wall portion which extends in a direction which intersects with a panel surface, and a flat portion which is formed to extend along the panel surface from an end portion of the vertical wall portion; a pair of face plates which sandwich the core panel from both sides; and a structural material in which a rectangular cross-section portion which sandwiches the flat portion of the core panel between the rectangular…

VEHICLE BODY REAR STRUCTURE

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170073019
A vehicle body rear structure includes a floor brace extending outward in a vehicle width direction in an inclined manner from a front floor, and a rear brace extending inward in the vehicle width direction in an inclined manner from a rear end portion of the floor brace. A rear end portion of the rear brace is connected with a support bracket. A front end portion of the rear brace and the rear end portion of the floor brace are connected with a left rear frame via a connecting member.…

BODY STRUCTURE OF AUTOMOBILE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BODY FLOOR

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170073020
In a body structure of an automobile, a floor panel having a sandwich structure in which a core is sandwiched between and joined to an outer skin and an inner skin, which are made of a CFRP, and a first load-dispersing frame extending in the fore-and-aft direction along a side sill is disposed between an energy-absorbing member and the core. A locally concentrated load inputted into the side sill is absorbed by crumpling of the energy-absorbing member of the interior of the floor panel…

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170074132
An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine, configured to enhance a silencing effect while being miniaturized. The exhaust system includes a muffler body configured in such a manner that a first expansion chamber and a second expansion chamber separated from each other are partitioned therein. A plurality of exhaust pipes extend from an internal combustion engine and are connected to the first expansion chamber. A communication pipe is configured to be connected to the first…

FUEL CELL SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD AND FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170066337
In a control method for a fuel cell system, a fuel cell side converter that is provided between a fuel cell and an inverter is controlled to step up a fuel cell voltage to an inverter terminal voltage supplied to the inverter. A margin voltage is set to guarantee step-up operation or interruption of operation of the fuel cell side converter. A directly connected state or a voltage transforming state regarding an operation state of an energy storage device side converter is selected such…

EXTERNAL MIRROR DEVICE

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170066377
An external mirror device includes a housing arranged at a side of a vehicle and having an opening facing rearward of vehicle, a mirror accommodated in the opening of the housing, and a camera arranged at the housing and configured to acquire information from outside of the vehicle. With respect to the position of the camera in the front-rear direction, the camera is arranged in a rear of a contour line which includes an outline of the housing when seen from a rear of the vehicle. The…

DRIVE CONTROL APPARATUS

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170066443
A drive control apparatus includes: an inter-vehicle distance sensor configured to detect an inter-vehicle distance D of an own vehicle and a preceding vehicle; an inter-vehicle distance arithmetic unit; a follow driving control unit configured to perform control of acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle such that the inter-vehicle distance D coincides with a target inter-vehicle distance Dtr; a camera configured to detect the number of lanes N of a road L; an image processing unit;…

DRIVING CONTROL DEVICE

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170068248
A driving control device uses a recognition reliability, and more specifically, uses an inter-vehicle distance, a radius of curvature of a road, and a gradient of the road, to determine detection precision with respect to a leading vehicle. Lane markings are set as restriction positions in cases in which the recognition reliability for the leading vehicle is greater than or equal to a reference. Positions closer to the vehicle than the lane markings are set as the restriction positions…

FUEL CELL MODULE

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170069919
A fuel cell module includes combustion gas channel members connected to a combustor and extending upward along the fuel cell stack. The combustion gas channel members have combustion, gas channels, and combustion gas ejection holes. A combustion gas produced in the combustor flows through the combustion gas channels upward, and the combustion gas ejection holes are connected to the combustion gas channels for releasing the combustion gas toward side surfaces of the fuel cell stack.

VEHICLE REAR BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: March 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170057548
A vehicle rear body structure 10 includes a left rear frame 13 that is formed to have a closed section. The left rear frame 13 has a lower member 22 that is formed to have a thickness dimension larger than an upper member 23 thereof. The left rear frame 13 has a first soft zone 24, a second soft zone 25, and a third soft zone 26. The first to third soft zones 24, 25, and 26 are portions with lower strength. The second soft zone 25 is provided in a ring shape throughout the circumference…

POWER UNIT MOUNTING STRUCTURE

Granted: March 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170057550
A power unit mounting structure of a vehicle includes a power unit 100, a sub frame 200 disposed below the power unit 100 in the vehicle height direction and at least one attaching bracket 220 for attaching the power unit 100 on the sub frame 200, the power unit 100 has an arm 210 extended from the main body portion thereof to the attaching bracket 220, a tip portion of the arm 210 is axially supported on a pair of shaft supporting portions 221 of the attaching bracket 220 with a shaft…

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

Granted: March 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170057555
A body structure includes: a pair of side sills separated in the vehicle width direction; a front floor panel provided between the pair of side sills; a floor tunnel extending in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle body at the center in the vehicle width direction of the pair of side sills, and bulging upward from the front floor panel; and a cross member extending in the vehicle width direction at a rear end portion of the floor tunnel, and is characterized in that: the cross…