Honda Patent Grants

Vehicle

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630486
A vehicle including a mounted object, which is supported by a framework member of the vehicle with a supporting member and which is disposed offset to one side of the vehicle with respect to a center of the vehicle in a front-rear direction, wherein the mounted object includes an extending portion that extends from the mounted object while inclined to a vertical direction or that extends from the mounted object in a horizontal direction, and that is formed such that, when an external…

Wireless charging

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630516
One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for vehicle-to-vehicle wireless charging are provided herein. A first vehicle may be equipped with a first vehicle-to-vehicle wireless charging system and a second vehicle may be equipped with a second vehicle-to-vehicle wireless charging system. The first vehicle may be placed in a charge providing mode and the second vehicle may be placed in a charge receiving mode. Respective vehicles may detect or monitor for hazards prior to, during,…

Side support cover

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630538
A side support cover for application to a vehicle seat having a backrest part is disclosed. The side support cover includes left and right cover bodies for covering respective left and right side supports, and left and right lace members with one ends attached to the respective cover bodies. The left and right lace members are connected to the left and right cover bodies at a point positioned in the vicinity of boundaries between the lace members and the side supports. The backrest part…

Structure for attaching component to plate-shaped member

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630553
In a structure, which securely attaches a component to an opening portion in a plate-shaped member without stripping or turning over the plate-shaped member, each of a pair of mount members includes a first engagement portion engaged with a rear surface side of the plate-shaped member and a second engagement portion engaged with the component. The component includes projecting portions to be fitted between the mount members to enable fixing against coming off by engagement of the second…

Mounting structure of air bag device on vehicle body

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630584
A mounting structure of air bag device on vehicle body includes: a seat side block long in a vertical direction disposed on a side of a backrest portion of a seat; and an air bag unit including an inflator that injects high pressure gas at a time of application of an impact and a bag body that is deployed upon receiving the high pressure gas of the inflator. The airbag unit is built in the seat side block. The air bag unit along with the seat side block is mounted on a vehicle body side…

Fastening structure of side curtain airbag

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630585
A side curtain airbag includes a protector that holds a bag body and that guides deployment of the bag body and a bag bracket that is fastened to a bag attaching seat located between two grab rail attaching seats protruded from a roof side portion and that is used to attach the side curtain airbag to the roof side portion. Portions of the protector which are located between the two grab rail attaching seats and which are located at both sides of the bag attaching seat in the vehicle…

Braking device for vehicle

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630603
A braking device for vehicle includes: a master cylinder that generates an oil pressure in accordance with the amount of operation of a brake pedal; a vehicle stabilizing device that generates an oil pressure in accordance with an oil pressure generation command from a brake control device; and a braking unit that generates braking force in a vehicle in accordance with the oil pressure generated in the master cylinder or the vehicle stabilizing device. The brake control device puts…

Electric brake device

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630605
An electric brake device includes: a motor cylinder device that generates a hydraulic pressure in accordance with a brake operation of a driver with an electric motor; a rotational angle sensor that detects a rotor rotational angle ? of the electric motor; and a motor control section that controls an output torque of the electric motor corresponding to the rotor rotational angle ? and controls the electric motor by advancing a detection value of the rotational angle sensor. The current…

System and method for dynamic in-vehicle virtual reality

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630631
A computer-implemented method and system for in-vehicle dynamic virtual reality includes determining a spatial environment around a vehicle and one or more maneuver paths for the vehicle in the spatial environment. The method includes updating a virtual view based on the spatial environment and the maneuver paths. Updating the virtual view includes augmenting one or more components of a virtual world model to indicate the spatial environment and the maneuver paths. The virtual view is…

Electric power steering device

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630648
A column-assist type electric power steering device (10) is provided with: a steering shaft (22); a magnetostrictive type torque sensor (80) that detects a torque produced in the steering shaft (22); and bearings (64, 65) that rotatably support the steering shaft (22). The magnetostrictive type torque sensor (80) includes a magnetostrictive film (81) disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the steering shaft (22), and a detection unit (83) that is disposed opposite the…

Vehicle body structure

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630656
A vehicle body structure includes a dash lower panel including a wheel-arch-shaped portion that constitutes a portion of a wheel arch and separating a power unit chamber from a vehicle interior, a reinforcing panel covering the wheel-arch-shaped portion from a side of the vehicle interior, and a side sill extending in a front-rear direction and having a front end portion connected to an end portion in a vehicle width direction of the dash lower panel. The reinforcing panel includes a…

Subframe structure

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630658
A vehicular subframe structure comprises a light alloy member including a left side section and a right side section each extending in a front-rear direction of the vehicle and a cross section extending in a width direction of the vehicle, and a steel plate member including a left thinned plate section and a right thinned plate section each extending in the front-rear direction of the vehicle. When the light alloy member is stacked on the steel plate member they are joined together by…

Saddle-type vehicle

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630673
There is provided a saddle-type vehicle that can secure a sufficient space below a fuel tank and efficiently arrange a fuel filter in a vehicle space while a fuel tank and the fuel filter are made closer to each other. The saddle-type vehicle has a seat frame 17 for supporting a seat 12, and a suspension bracket 16 extending upwards from the rear end of a main frame 14. The front portion of the seat frame 17 is secured to the upper portion of the suspension bracket 16, the front end…

Multiple plate clutch

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631679
In a multiple plate clutch having a main spring which is provided between a clutch center fixed in an axial direction and a pressure plate displaceable in the axial direction and presses plural clutch plates in a clutch engagement direction, and a lifter plate for lifting the pressure plate in a clutch release direction, a sub spring for urging the pressure plate in the clutch engagement direction through the lifter plate is provided between the clutch center and the lifter plate, and…

Balancer apparatus for internal combustion engine

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631697
A gear transmission mechanism is provided between a crankshaft and the balancer shaft. The balancer shaft includes a pair of bearing portions supported for rotation on a crankcase and a gear wheel supporting portion formed in a tapering shape such that a diameter thereof decreases away from one bearing portion. A tubular boss portion is provided integrally on the driven gear wheel and has a tapering attachment hole in which the gear wheel supporting portion is fitted. A fitting recessed…

Semiconductor element inspection device and inspection method

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632110
A semiconductor inspection device (1) equipped with a contacting unit (7) having a contacting side surface (7a) electrically contacting a semiconductor element (3), and which inspects the semiconductor element (3) by making the contacting unit (7) electrically contact the semiconductor element (3). The contacting side surface (7a) is provided with a plurality of projecting units (13), and the semiconductor element inspection device (1) is equipped with a hitting mark detecting unit (11)…

Object detecting apparatus

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632177
An object detecting apparatus includes a first transmission and reception unit having a first transmitter and a first receiver, a second transmission and reception unit having a second transmitter and a second receiver, and a failure judging section. The first receiver produces a first output signal corresponding to a transmission wave, which is transmitted directly from the second transmitter to the first receiver. The second receiver produces a second output signal corresponding to a…

Vehicle vibration and noise reduction system

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633644
Provided is a vehicle vibration and noise reduction system that allows the stiffness of the suspension system to be varied while ensuring a favorable noise canceling performance under all conditions. A variable elastic member (4) is incorporated in a vehicle suspension system, and a noise control unit (56) causes a canceling sound to be emitted from a loudspeaker (32) according to a reference signal obtained from a strain sensor (31) provided on the variable elastic member and an error…

Battery module with covering plates

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634305
A battery module includes a pair of side plates arranged along two wall faces, opposing to each other in a stacking direction of battery cells, of wall faces of the battery module, a lower plate that swingably supports one end of the pair of side plates by a hinge mechanism and that is arranged along one wall face of the battery module, and an upper plate that is arranged along the wall face of the battery module so as to be opposite to the lower plate, and that connects the other ends…

Fuel cell stack having end plate with external coolant manifold

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634336
A first end plate of a fuel cell stack has a coolant supply manifold and a coolant discharge manifold. The coolant supply manifold includes a pair of manifold sections and a supply coupling section coupling upper portions of the pair of supply manifold sections. The pair of supply manifold sections communicate with a pair of coolant supply passages of the first end plate. A coolant supply pipe is coupled to a lower end of one of the supply manifold sections with an inclination of a…