Honda Patent Grants

Vehicle and/or replica

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: D790405

Exhaust gas cleaning catalyst

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9687820
An exhaust gas cleaning catalyst for an internal combustion engine includes a cerium-containing oxide, palladium supported on the cerium-containing oxide, zinc supported on the cerium-containing oxide, and barium supported on the cerium-containing oxide.

Method of hydroforming of hollow structural component

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9687901
Hydroforming into a hollow structural component by pressing a joined plate member outwardly. A largest width is set to an area of a blank portion of the joined plate member extending to between outer peripheral portions of the recessed spaces from a longest constant portion of an internal space formed by the recessed spaces, the longest constant portion being constant in its inner circumferential length and extending the longest in the internal space. A width of an area of the blank…

Drive force distribution device for automobile

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688140
A drive force distribution device for an automobile is provided in which a hydraulic clutch includes an annular oil groove opposing a clutch piston in an inner wall face of a clutch oil chamber, and a hydraulic oil supply port and a hydraulic oil discharge port communicating with the oil groove. Since when the hydraulic oil supply port of the oil groove is a starting end and the hydraulic oil discharge port of the oil groove is a finishing end, a cross-sectional area of a longer oil…

Modular seat control switch system

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688162
Some embodiments relate to a modular vehicle seat control system including a plurality of control units direct mounted to one or more other control system units through a bus system. The modular construction obviates the need for additional wiring, and enables a manufacturer to install one or more of the control units in any suitable arrangement by engaging the control units through rigidly mounted bus connectors. Suitable control units can comprise manually actuated components for…

Vehicle electric power supply apparatus

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688224
A vehicle electric power supply apparatus includes first and second power sources connected in parallel to each other; a DC-DC converter connected between the first and second power sources; a switch connected in parallel to the DC-DC converter and connected between the first and second power sources; an opening and closing unit that is operable to open and close the switch; and a control unit that controls the DC-DC converter and the opening and closing unit. When an internal combustion…

Vehicle webbing guide structure

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688236
A vehicle body includes a pillar member disposed on an outer side of a cabin in a vehicle width direction and a side wall member located closer to inside in the vehicle width direction than the pillar member and coupled to the pillar member. The guide member for guiding drawing of a webbing includes a front edge fixing portion coupled to the pillar member, a rear edge fixing portion coupled to the side wall member, and a guide body whose two ends are coupled to the front and rear edge…

Stop control system for vehicle

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688254
A stop control system for a vehicle is provided, which is capable of stably performing cranking for restarting an internal combustion engine and positively preventing the vehicle from moving by properly increasing a braking force of the vehicle, during an idle stop. In the stop control system for a vehicle according to the present invention, the engine 3 is cranked by the starter motor 6 using the power supplied from the battery 7, when restart conditions are satisfied (step 8 in FIG.…

Slidable pillar for adjusting an opening size into a vehicle and method thereof

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688312
A system for adjusting a size of an access into a vehicle is provided. The system may include a pillar, which may be substantially vertical, and a track allowing the pillar to be moved. A latch may be attached to the pillar securing the pillar along the track. The pillar may be secured at one or multiple locations along the track. Multiple rolling mechanisms may be part of the pillar. These mechanisms may allow the pillar to glide back and forth enlarging or reducing the entrance into…

Headlamp assembly for a saddle-type vehicle

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688332
A headlamp assembly for a saddle-type vehicle includes left and right light-emitting portions arranged on left and right sides, respectively, of a housing. Each of the light-emitting portions includes a light source and a concave reflector, disposed proximate the light source for reflecting light forwardly. Each reflector has an inclined surface configured such that the rear surfaces of the reflectors extend in directions separating from each other as the reflectors extend rearwardly. A…

Motorcycle body cover construction

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688335
A body cover construction for a motorcycle includes a body cover having a front mudguard which covers an outer circumference of a front wheel, a front cover covering a front portion of a vehicle body from a front to sides of a headstock, floorboards extending from a lower rear portion of the front cover to below a seat so that rider's feet rest thereon, and underside covers covering sides of the vehicle body lying below and forwards of the floorboards. When the vehicle body is seen from…

Mobile vehicle

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688342
In a mobile vehicle 1 having a vehicle body 2, a front wheel 3f, and a rear wheel 3r, the steering control wheel 3f can be steered by a steering actuator 8 about a steering axis Csf which is tilted backward. The steering actuator 8 is controlled by a control device 15. The height a, from a ground surface 110, of the intersection point Ef of the steering axis Csf of the steering control wheel 3f and a virtual straight line connecting the ground contact point of the steering control wheel…

Aspergillus mutant strain

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9688974
An Aspergillus mutant strain characterized in that it is an auxotrophic mutant strain of Aspergillus oryzae strain AOK27L.

Vehicle body frame structure of saddle-ride type vehicle

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9689355
A vehicle body frame structure of a saddle-ride type vehicle includes: a frame body having at least a part made of fiber reinforced resin and forming at least part of a vehicle body frame supporting a rider seat and a power unit which generates drive force for driving a drive wheel. The structure increases freedom in partially setting thickness of the frame body. The frame body is formed by joining together a press-molded outer body made of fiber reinforced resin and an injection-molded…

Clutch device having a back torque limiter

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9689439
A clutch device includes a slipper cam mechanism which releases a back torque by moving a clutch center in an axial direction, and a plunger mechanism provided to the clutch center. The plunger mechanism engages with a movement restricting portion until a rotational speed of the clutch center reaches a threshold value thus restricting the movement of the clutch center in the clutch axial direction, and the plunger mechanism is operated by a centrifugal force when the rotational speed of…

Analytical cell

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9689838
An analytical cell includes a first substrate with a first through hole formed therein, and a second substrate with first and second through holes formed therein. First and second solid portions protruding respectively from the first and second substrates are solid-state bonded together to form a solid state joint. By the solid state joint, the first and second substrates are joined together such that transmission membranes of the first and second substrates are mutually spaced by a…

Floating-point calculation apparatus, program, and calculation apparatus

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690545
A floating-point calculation apparatus comprising: a selection part; an addition and subtraction calculation part; an output determination part; and a buffer management part configured to add, when it is determined that a buffer used to store an input value is not prepared, a buffer that corresponds to the input value, wherein when a number of significant digits of the result of performing an addition and subtraction calculation exceeds a number of significant digits of the buffer…

Lane recognition device

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690994
A demarcation line candidate recognizing unit recognizes demarcation line candidates which are candidates for a pair of right and left demarcation lines demarcating a lane based on edge points having predetermined continuity in an image captured by a camera. A demarcation line candidate modifying unit excludes edge points whose corresponding positions in a real space are a predetermined distance or more away from the camera in the case where parallelism between the pair of right and left…

Conversation support apparatus, control method of conversation support apparatus, and program for conversation support apparatus

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691387
A conversation support apparatus includes: a speech input unit configured to input speech signals of two or more users; a speech recognizing unit configured to recognize the speech signals input from the speech input unit; a display unit configured to display the recognition results of the speech recognizing unit; and an image processing unit configured to set display areas respectively corresponding to the users into an image display area of the display unit.

Battery cooling structure

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692090
A battery cooling structure includes a cooling plate and an electrically insulative sheet. The cooling plate is to support a cooling surface of a battery module to cool the battery module including a plurality of battery cells arranged side by side. The electrically insulative sheet has an electrical non-conductivity and is disposed between the cooling surface of the battery module and the cooling plate to transfer heat from the cooling surface to the cooling plate.