Honda Patent Grants

Compact passenger automobile

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: D794508

Headlight cover for a motorcycle

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: D794845

Three-dimensional object building apparatus and method for building three-dimensional object

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731450
The three-dimensional object building apparatus includes a powder delivering unit that delivers a powder on an object building area, a powder flattening device that flattens the powder delivered from the powder delivering unit to form a powder layer, and a light beam radiating unit that is disposed above the object building area and radiates a light beam on the powder layer to sinter or melt solidify the powder for building an object. The three-dimensional object building apparatus also…

Frictional propulsion device and omni-directional vehicle

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731547
In a frictional propulsion device comprising a main wheel including driven rollers rotatably supported by an annular core member about a tangential direction and a pair of drive disks each carrying a plurality of drive rollers rotatable about a rotational center line at an angle with respect to both a tangential line of the drive disk and the rotational center line of the drive disk such that the drive rollers at least partly engage the driven rollers, a diameter of a drive side contact…

Mount apparatus

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731586
A mount apparatus that achieves both space saving and weight saving and is excellent in fatigue strength, is provided. The mount apparatus comprises a pair of attachment parts to be attached to a car body, a vibration receiving part, fixed to the attachment parts, for receiving input vibrations from a vibration source through an elastic material, and a dropout prevention plate supporting the vibration receiving part, the attachment parts and the vibration receiving part being made of…

Grid overlay for a zip coded map system and method therefor

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731615
A system and method for managing a demand response (DR) event requests divides a geographic region into a plurality of units, wherein each unit is associated with a specific utility provider; issues a DR event request from the specific utility provider for at least one particular unit of the plurality of units; determines which of a plurality of vehicles are in the at least one particular unit; determines a subset of the plurality of vehicles that meet qualifying criteria of the DR event…

Drive device, energy storage control method for drive device, and transport apparatus

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731620
A motor is to be driven with power supplied from at least one of a first energy storage and a second energy storage. The booster is to boost a first voltage output from the first energy storage such that the first voltage and a second voltage output from the second energy storage satisfy a first condition, a second condition, and a third condition. In the first condition, the second voltage does not exceed a withstand voltage limit of the motor. In the second condition, the second…

Vehicle seat

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731636
In a vehicle seat including a first member and a second member allowed to turn relative to the first member to thereby shift between a first state in which the second member faces the first member and a second state in which the second member is farther from the first member than in the first state, a first electric device is provided in the first member, a second electric device is provided in the second member, a first electric wire is connected to the first electric device, a second…

Alert system for user of vehicle

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731652
An alert system includes a vehicle that transmits predetermined verification information within a communication range and a portable terminal that performs a predetermined alert operation on receiving the verification information. The portable terminal includes a control part that stores reference status being status of the vehicle and needing no alert operation. The control part regularly receives the verification information within the communication range. The control part determines…

Energy absorber and bumper structural body

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731671
An energy absorber includes a main body of a closed cross-sectional structure formed by injection-molding a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic and having a weld line formed thereon. The main body has openings defined in opposite ends thereof, each of the openings being of a polygonal shape. The weld line is formed on a side surface of the main body. A tilt angle of the weld line is set to a value in a range from ?35° to 35° with respect to a reference line interconnecting midpoints on…

Steering wheel structure

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9731747
This steering equipment component is retained on a steering wheel main unit (4) by a lock portion when, at the time of its attachment, pushed in the steering wheel main unit (4) by a predetermined stroke or longer. The steering wheel main unit (4) and the steering equipment component are each provided with an energizing portion, and the energizing portions energize a horn circuit (38) through their mutual contact. In attaching the steering equipment component, the energizing portions are…

Growth method for microbe and bioethanol production method

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9732363
The present invention provides a growth method for a microbe which can enhance the growth of the microbe without removing growth inhibitors from a saccharified solution. The growth method for a microbe comprises the steps of: obtaining a mixed saccharified solution by diluting the saccharified solution containing a growth inhibitor which inhibits the growth of the microbe with a sugar solution having a smaller growth inhibitor concentration than that of the saccharified solution such…

Thermostable xylanase belonging to GH family 10

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9732366
A thermostable xylanase having a xylanase catalytic domain including: (A) a polypeptide including the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, (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, and having xylanase activity at least under conditions of 85° C. and pH 6.0, or (C) a polypeptide including an amino acid sequence having 80% or greater…

Exhaust purifying device for internal combustion engine

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9732655
The device includes an exhaust passage having an upstream end connected to an exhaust port of the engine and a downstream end provided with a catalytic converter, a secondary air passage having a downstream end connected to an intermediate point of the exhaust passage and an upstream end communicating with the atmosphere, and a reed valve provided in an upstream end of the secondary air passage to permit air flow from the atmosphere to the exhaust passage but not in the opposite…

Control apparatus

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9732684
A control apparatus controlling a controlled variable of a controlled object having a response lag characteristic using a combination of feedforward control method, response-specifying control method, and disturbance compensation method. An ECU of the apparatus calculates driver demand boost pressure for feedforward-controlling actual boost pressure as controlled variable, and calculates FB target pressure as value on which response lag characteristic of the actual value to the driver…

Clutch control device

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9732810
To allow a rider to sense torque in a low-speed traveling mode, a control device has a forward-and-reverse clutch oil pressure controller. In a low-speed traveling mode, the forward-and-reverse clutch oil pressure controller performs hunting control on driving torque, which is transmitted to a rear wheel from a crankshaft of an engine through a clutch device, a transmission, and a drive shaft, if vehicle speed stays within a second vehicle speed range for a predetermined time.

Electromagnetic damper

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9732823
An electromagnetic damper is attached to a vehicle and causes oscillation damping force using a motor driven with energy from a power source. The electromagnetic damper includes an electrical circuit that causes a coil of the motor to be short-circuited in a state where the energy from the power source to the motor is interrupted.

Fuel cell vehicle

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9735439
A fuel cell vehicle includes a fuel cell, a storage device, a receptacle, a housing, and a vehicle side communication device. The housing has a bottom wall recessed from a surface of a body of the fuel cell vehicle by a predetermined depth. The receptacle protrudes from a bottom face of the bottom wall to an inner space of the housing. The vehicle side communication device is provided to the housing on an outer circumferential side of the receptacle. The vehicle side communication device…

Rotating electric machine rotor

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9735632
A void group made up of plural voids is formed on an outer circumferential side of a longitudinal end portion of a permanent magnet provided in a rotating electric machine rotor. The void group includes a first void and a second void row where plural second voids are formed at predetermined intervals at a position further radially outwards than the first void. A rib is formed between a pair of adjacent second voids of the second void row. End portions of the first void respectively…

Rotary electric device for power working machine

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9735653
In a rotary electric device for a power working machine capable of being braked by a brake mechanism, a cover having a bottomed cylindrical shape and covering a yoke of the device, includes: a cover cylindrical portion concentrically surrounding an outer peripheral surface of a cylindrical portion of the yoke with an annular clearance therebetween, and having an outer peripheral surface with which a brake shoe is capable of being placed in pressure contact; and a cover bottom wall…