Honda Patent Grants

Vehicle stabilization device

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9598074
A vehicle stabilization system 1 comprises a VSA device to have a braking device generate a braking force to reduce rotation of wheels and perform an anti-lock braking control when a vehicle is braked and an AS device to cancel a yawing moment applied to the vehicle. A vehicle control device estimates a friction coefficient (pad ? value of the brake pad) of a friction material for braking the wheels, calculates braking forces for the left and right wheels using the estimated friction…

Front pillar for a vehicle body

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9598112
A vehicle frame structure includes a front pillar having an internal space defined by a forward wall, a rear wall, an outer lateral side wall, and an inner lateral side wall. The internal space is partitioned by a longitudinally extending first rib and a laterally extending second rib interconnecting the first rib and the inner side wall. The first rib separates the front pillar into an outer lateral portion and an inner lateral portion. The outer lateral portion is defined by an outer…

Steering structure of saddle-ride-type vehicle

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9598138
A steering structure of a saddle-ride-type vehicle includes a steering shaft rotatably supported on a head pipe provided to a front end portion of a vehicle body frame, a bridge mounted on the steering shaft above or below the head pipe, and a cylinder type steering damper provided between the vehicle body frame and the bridge. The steering damper is mounted on the bridge in front of a center axis of the steering shaft as viewed in a side view, and on the vehicle body frame behind the…

Thermostable ?-xylosidase belonging to GH family 3

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9598681
A thermostable ?-xylosidase, having a ?-xylosidase catalytic domain including: (A) a polypeptide including the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, 3 or 5, (B) a polypeptide including an amino acid sequence in which at least one amino acid has been deleted, substituted, or added in the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, 3 or 5, and having hydrolysis activity against a substrate of p-nitrophenyl-?-D-xylopyranoside at least under conditions of 80° C. and pH 4.0,…

Nitrided steel member and manufacturing method thereof

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9598760
The present invention provides a nitrided steel member and manufacturing method thereof. the nitrided steel member including: an iron nitride compound layer formed on a surface of a steel member made of carbon steel for machine structural use or alloy steel for machine structural use, in which with regard to X-ray diffraction peak intensity IFe4N (111) of the (111) crystal plane of Fe4N and X-ray diffraction peak intensity IFe3N (111) of the (111) crystal plane of Fe3N obtained by…

Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9599001
An exhaust purification system for an internal combustion engine is provided that can maintain the NOx purification rate of a selective reduction catalyst at near the maximum thereof. The exhaust purification system is provided with an oxidation catalyst and CSF provided in the exhaust plumbing of the engine, a selective reduction catalyst that is provided in the exhaust plumbing on the downstream side of oxidation catalyst and CSF, and selectively reduces NOx in the exhaust, and a NO2…

Lubrication structure for transmission

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9599211
In a transmission, an inner end portion in a radial direction of a washer abuts on an inner race of a first bearing, and a seal surface provided on an outer end in the radial direction of the washer abuts on an outer race of a second bearing. Therefore, load in an axial direction which acts on a second gear can be supported with a second rotary shaft via the outer race of the second bearing, the washer and the inner race of the first bearing. Additionally, on a side surface at the second…

Pumping loss calculation device for internal combustion engine

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9599536
A pumping loss calculation device for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of accurately calculating the pumping loss of the engine while reflecting thereon the pumping loss which varies with a change in opening timing of an exhaust valve. The pumping loss calculation device calculates a basic amount of a pumping loss torque based on intake and exhaust pressures, a pumping loss torque of the pumping loss torque of the engine, which varies with a change in the opening timing of…

System and method for dynamic in-vehicle virtual reality

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9599819
A method for in-vehicle dynamic virtual reality includes receiving vehicle data from one or more vehicle systems of a vehicle, wherein the vehicle data includes vehicle dynamics data and receiving user data from a virtual reality device. The method includes generating a virtual view based on the vehicle data, the user data and a virtual world model, the virtual world model including one or more components that define the virtual view, wherein generating the virtual view includes…

On-vehicle device operation apparatus and on-vehicle device operation method

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600097
An on-vehicle device operation apparatus according to an embodiment includes an operation part, an on-vehicle device control part, and a display control part. The operation part is provided in an inside of a vehicle and includes a plurality of operation switches. When one of the operation switches is pushed, the on-vehicle device control part controls an on-vehicle device depending on the pushed operation switch. The display control part causes a display part to display an image…

Electrode active material, production method for said electrode active material, electrode and secondary battery

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601757
An electrode active material has, as a main component, a mixture of an organic compound containing a rubeanic acid and oxamide. The rubeanic acid is represented by the following general formula: In the formula, n indicates an integer between 1 and 20, and R1-R4 indicate hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms, or a prescribed substituent group such as a hydroxide group, a 1-3C alkyl group, an amino group, a phenyl group, a cyclohexyl group, or a sulfo group.

Electrode active material , electrode and secondary battery

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601778
An electrode active material has, as a main component, a mixture of an organic compound containing a rubeanic acid and cyanomethanesulfonylamide. The rubeanic acid is represented by the following general formula: In the formula, n indicates an integer between 1 and 20, and R1-R4 indicate hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms, or a prescribed substituent group such as a hydroxide group, a 1-3C alkyl group, an amino group, a phenyl group, a cyclohexyl group, or a sulfo group.

Fuel cell

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601785
An oxidant gas conduit communicating with both an oxidant gas inlet communication hole and an oxidant gas outlet communication hole is formed in a surface of a cathode-side metallic separator which forms a fuel cell. Continuous linear guide ridges which protrude from intermediate height sections to the oxidant gas conduit side and form continuous guide conduits are provided on the cathode-side metallic separator. The linear guide ridges are continuously connected to ends of rectilinear…

Front cover for motor scooter

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: D781755

Rear combination lamp for an automobile

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: D782089

Cushion

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9596942
A cushion includes a first cushion portion, a second cushion portion, and a connecting portion interconnecting the first cushion portion and the second cushion portion such that the first cushion portion and the second cushion portion are brought to an open position to unfold the cushion. The first cushion portion and the second cushion are movable to a closed position to fold the cushion along the connecting portion into a generally rectangular parallelepiped. The connecting portion is…

Structure for filling section of fuel filler pipe

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9597955
There is provided a structure for a filling section of a fuel filler pipe which communicates with and connects between a filling port for inserting a nozzle of a filling gun and a fuel tank for reserving a fuel. The fuel filler pipe includes a straight pipe section which extends from the filling port to a fuel tank side and which inclines downward relative to a horizontal direction. The straight pipe section includes a capless mechanism section including a shutter to open or close the…

Turn signal control apparatus and method of controlling turn signal

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9598005
A turn signal control apparatus includes a switch, a flashing cycle control device, an operation device, a sharp deceleration-detection device, a bypass device, and a flashing cycle modification device. The flashing cycle control device is to determine a flashing cycle. The operation device is to open and close the switch according to the flashing cycle determined by the flashing cycle control device so that a turn signal lamp flashes. The flashing cycle modification device is to modify…

Internal combustion engine controller, and control system and method of controlling an internal combustion engine

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9598065
An engine controller for controlling an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders is provided. The engine controller is in signal communication with the internal combustion engine, an automatic transmission, and a displacement adjusting mechanism. The engine controller is configured to determine an operating condition of the internal combustion engine and to communicate with the automatic transmission to shift to one of a plurality of gear configurations, and the…

Headlight device of motorcycle

Granted: March 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9593817
A high beam reflector (341) is disposed below a high beam LED light source (46) and reflects light from the high beam LED light source (46) in front of a vehicle. Low beam reflectors (342, 343) are disposed below a low beam LED light source (45) and reflect light from the low beam LED light source (45) in front of the vehicle. The low beam LED light source (45) is located on either side of the high beam LED light source (46) and disposed in front of the high beam LED light source (46).…