Honda Patent Grants

Front bumper

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: D792292

Wheel for an automobile

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: D792305

Wheel for an automobile

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: D792306

Dimming control device

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707830
A dimming control device includes a transmittance changing part provided on a windshield of a vehicle and configured to change light transmittance of the windshield; a detector configured to detect a position of a contact operation on the windshield by a user; and a dimming control part configured to change the transmittance according to the position of the contact operation on a detection surface of the detector on condition that the detector has detected a contact operation at a…

Air conditioner for vehicle

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707930
An air conditioner for a vehicle includes: a compressor that compresses a heat exchange medium; an internal heat exchanger that performs heat exchange between the heat exchange medium expelled from the compressor and air for air conditioning introduced inside a vehicle compartment; and an external heat exchanger that performs heat exchange between the heat exchange medium expelled from the internal heat exchanger and external air, wherein the air conditioner for a vehicle calculates a…

Braking force control system

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707944
Motor-generators are arranged both at front and rear wheels so as to be capable of using all of four wheels for regeneration. The horizontal axis indicates deceleration of a vehicle, and the vertical axis indicates braking forces for the front and rear wheels, respectively above and below the horizontal axis. A setting value indicates a limit braking force for the rear wheels to be locked. A frictional braking force and a regenerative braking force at the rear wheels are controlled so…

Method for assisting a driver in driving an ego vehicle and corresponding driver assistance system

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9708004
An environment of an ego vehicle is physically sensed and sensor data is produced. A representation of the environment is generated. The representation includes a plurality of representation segments each of which corresponds to a limited area of the environment. Characteristic information is generated for at least a part of the limited areas of the environment and the characteristic information is assigned to the representation segment which corresponds to the respective area of the…

Fuel tank mounting structure of saddle-ride-type vehicle

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9708022
A pump mounting seat surface is formed on a rear lower portion of a fuel tank. An approximately strip-shaped tank rear stay is mounted such that the tank rear stay escapes a pump mounting seat of the pump mounting seat surface. Both ends of the tank rear stay in the longitudinal direction project outward from the rear lower portion as mounting end portions. The mounting end portions are made to overlap with tank rear mounting bosses formed on center frames, and are fastened to the tank…

Thermostable ?-glucosidase

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9708594
An isolated recombinant thermostable ?-glucosidase includes a polypeptide including the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and at least one region selected from the group consisting of a cellulose-binding module, linker domain, a signal peptide and a tag.

Secondary-air supply structure for saddle-ride type vehicle

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9708962
A secondary-air supply structure for a saddle-ride type vehicle includes a cylinder block and a cylinder head which extend upward from a crankcase, and right and left secondary-air supply pipes which are connected to the right and left of an exhaust outlet portion of the cylinder head and through which secondary air is supplied to an exhaust port. The right and left secondary-air supply pipes extend from the front surface of the cylinder head to the right and left of the cylinder head,…

Exhaust device of motorcycle

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9708963
An exhaust device includes left and right exhaust pipes and mufflers connected to a downstream side of the left and right exhaust pipes. The pair of left and right exhaust pipes respectively includes a merging portion. A catalyst is provided to the merging portion respectively. The pair of left and right exhaust pipes respectively includes, on a downstream side of the catalyst, a branching portion that has one side thereof extending to the muffler and the other side thereof extending to…

Power generation unit, and motor generator control method

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9709015
A power generation unit includes a motor generator having a rotor with magnet, and a stator with coils driven in a plurality of phases, the coils of the respective phases not being connected to each other; and a driving control part that performs control so that a coil of each phase of the stator is brought into any one of a first state in which torque is generated by the rotor, a second state in which both ends of the coil are electrically released, and a third state in which both ends…

Control apparatus for automatic transmission

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9709165
In an apparatus for controlling an automatic transmission connected to a prime mover mounted on a vehicle, having a torque converter equipped with a lock-up clutch, when the automatic transmission is gear-shifted to a predetermined gear at deceleration of the vehicle and it is determined that predetermined operating conditions of the vehicle are satisfied, a lock-up clutch engaging circuit is formed through a hydraulic supply circuit. Next it is determined whether engage-position…

Energy storage apparatus

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711766
An energy storage apparatus includes a base arranged adjacently to an energy storage device and forming a passage between the base and the energy storage device, a holder that holds the energy storage device and a spacer, and an insulator arranged between the spacer and the holder. The insulator includes a first insulating portion arranged between the spacer and the holder, and a first sealing portion being in contact with an extending portion.

Fuel cell module with heat exchanger

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711807
A heat exchanger of a fuel cell module includes a plurality of heat exchange pipes connected to an oxygen-containing gas supply chamber at one end, and connected to an oxygen-containing gas discharge chamber at the other end. An end of an oxygen-containing gas inlet pipe for guiding the oxygen-containing gas to the oxygen-containing gas supply chamber is provided in the oxygen-containing gas supply chamber. A plurality of first inlet holes extend through the oxygen-containing gas inlet…

Fuel cell system and start up control method for the fuel cell system

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711813
A scavenging process is performed on the anode side by opening an air supply valve to remove liquid droplets in a fuel gas flow field using the compressed air from an air compressor. During the scavenging process, when a start up signal from an ignition switch is received, the start up of a fuel cell is prohibited until the gas in the fuel gas flow field is replaced completely by air.

Mount structure for fuel cell stack

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711819
A mount structure includes a mount member, and a bracket member. An upper surface of the bracket member, which is connected to a lower portion of a fuel cell stack, includes an upper surface cut formed by cutting the bracket member in a depth direction, and the upper surface cut extends in a surface direction. A lower surface of the bracket member, which is opposite to the upper surface, includes a lower surface cut formed by cutting the bracket member in the depth direction, and the…

Conductive wire piece set forming method and conductive wire piece set forming device

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712026
A conductive wire piece set forming method includes: a bending step of bending a conductive wire piece set in a second bent portion; a restraining step of restraining the second bent portion of the conductive wire piece set and a portion adjacent thereto with a clamp portion; and a twisting step of twisting the conductive wire piece set by rotating the clamp portion. The restraint of the conductive wire piece set is performed in such a way that the conductive wire pieces form a…

Tire mounting apparatus

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9700974
A tire mounting apparatus is constructed from a first working mechanism and a second working mechanism that are separate from each other. The first working mechanism is provided with a tire holding device for holding a tire and with a temporary tightening device for temporarily tightening nuts onto hub bolts to which the tire is mounted. The second working mechanism is provided with a final tightening device means for finally tightening the temporarily tightened nuts. The final…

Vehicle wheel

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9701157
A vehicle wheel of the present invention, includes: a sub air chamber member which serves as a Helmholtz resonator and is fixed to an outer circumferential surface of a well portion in a tire air chamber; a first standing wall surface formed such as to stand from the outer circumferential surface of the well portion outward in radial direction and extend in circumferential direction of the outer circumferential surface; and a second standing wall surface formed on the well portion such…