Honda Patent Grants

Mechanisms and related methods for drive by wire control systems in walk-behind working machines

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545054
Mechanisms for drive by wire control systems in walk-behind working machines can include a sensor and at least one resilient member. The sensor can be rotatable about a sensor axis and can be in communication with a control unit, while the at least one resilient member can cooperate with the sensor to bias the sensor about the sensor axis. Furthermore, the control unit can be configured to control an operating state of a transmission of the walk-behind machine. In addition, the mechanism…

Vehicular pedal device

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545846
Provided is a vehicular pedal device, wherein a master cylinder, which is connected to a clutch pedal via a piston, and which generates hydraulic pressure via a movement of the clutch pedal, is positioned further toward a passenger compartment side of a dash panel which separates a drive source mounting chamber from the passenger compartment, said vehicular pedal device comprising a pedal support bracket which supports the clutch pedal upon the dash panel. The pedal support bracket…

Electric brake device

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545905
An electric brake device includes a first slave piston which is housed in a cylinder body and generates hydraulic pressure in a first hydraulic chamber by moving forward, a motor which transmits a driving force to the first slave piston, and a restriction pin which is inserted and secured to the cylinder body in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction of the cylinder body and restricts a backward position of the first slave piston when a hydraulic pressure is applied from an…

Control apparatus for electric vehicle

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9545910
An ECU selects a power supply mode which controls a power supply to an inverter apparatus, in a case where a fuel cell vehicle is instructed to start-up by an ignition switch and it is detected that a power supply inlet and a power supply connector are fitted together based on voltage of CONNECT signal, and selects a driving mode which controls the driving of the fuel cell vehicle, in a case where the fuel cell vehicle is instructed to start-up by the ignition switch and it is detected…

Two-stroke engine with fuel injection

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546632
In a two-stroke engine including a scavenging port (43b) having an open end (42d) opening out in a side wall of the cylinder bore (3a) and communicating with a crank chamber (2a), the open end being configured to be closed and opened by the piston (22), a fuel injection device (71) is mounted on the engine main body so as to inject fuel onto a back side of the piston and/or a part of the side wall of the cylinder bore located under the piston via the open end of the scavenging port or…

Bush

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546705
A bush (20) includes a base material (45) that is disposed at a vehicle body (12), an inter ring (48) that is integrally disposed at the base material (45), and a surface layer (51) that is disposed inside the inter ring (48). The inter ring (48) is arranged along an opening (47) in such a manner as to surround the opening (47). The surface layer (51) includes an insertion hole (52) and is integrally formed from a self-adhesive elastic material into a thin wall shape. A stabilized rod…

System and method for dynamic in-vehicle virtual reality

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547173
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…

Fuel cell stack

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548502
A fuel cell stack includes a first power generation unit and a second power generation unit. Wave-like first fuel gas flow passages of the first power generation unit and wave-like first fuel gas flow passages of the second power generation unit are set to mutually different phases. The ends of the first fuel gas flow passages form linear flow passage grooves that linearly extend in the wavelength direction from the center of the width of the wave-form amplitude.

Power device

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548657
When a control device simultaneously drives first and second direct-current power converter circuits, the control device can arbitrarily control a first voltage and a second voltage, and a load voltage by changing at least one of first and second duties. The control device generates a loop current, which discharges a first power source and charges a second power source, or a loop current, which charges the first power source and discharges the second power source, in a loop circuit where…

System and method for providing emergency alert message broadcast interruption in a vehicle

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548827
A system and method for providing emergency broadcast interruption is provided for a vehicle. The system and method include monitoring one or more radio broadcast transmissions, detecting for emergency alert messages on the one or more radio broadcast transmissions, recording the one or more emergency alert messages from the one or more radio broadcast transmissions in which the one or more emergency alert messages are detected, and enabling immediate playing of the one or more emergency…

Sound processing apparatus, sound processing method, and sound processing program

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549274
A sound processing apparatus includes: a first sound collecting unit placed in a sound field and configured to collect a sound signal which is speech of a talker; a second sound collecting unit arranged to be movable to a position which is closer to a talker than the first sound collecting unit and configured to collect the sound signal; a transfer function estimating unit configured to estimate a transfer function from a sound signal collected by the first sound collecting unit and a…

Internal-combustion engine

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: D776164

Adjustable ground speed and acceleration control devices, systems, and methods for walk-behind equipment

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9538699
The present subject matter relates to adjustable ground speed control devices, systems, and methods for walk-behind equipment. A variable speed control system may include a control system base, a control lever selectively movable with respect to the control system base between a first operating position and a second operating position, a mode actuator positioned on the control system base for toggling between a standard mode and a selection mode, and an adjustment actuator positioned on…

Bending pliers

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9539705
Bending pliers include first and second plier bodies connected together relatively turnably in mutually intersecting intermediate portions thereof by a pivot shaft, the bodies including first and second holding arms formed on one-end sides of the bodies, respectively, the arms respectively having plate-shaped first and second claw portions formed in their respective tip end portions and configured to hold a panel to be bent, and first and second handles formed on opposite-end sides of…

Door sash

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9539884
A door sash joined to a door body in a simple manner is provided. A door sash includes a design part, a tubular part, and a connection part. The connection part includes a first connection part continuous to the design part, a second connection part continuous to the tubular part, and a stepped part between the first connection part and the second connection part. The second connection part is closer to the inner side of the door opening than the first connection part. A vicinity of one…

Automotive fuel tank

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9539894
A fuel tank includes a tank body having an outer wall formed of a synthetic resin layer having a multilayer structure. The tank body has at least an inner body layer (an inner adhesive layer and an inner base layer) and an outer body layer (a skin layer, an outer base layer, and an outer adhesive layer) between which a barrier layer is interposed. A structure having an air layer therein is attached to the outer side of the skin layer of the outer body layer.

Shift control system

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9541193
A shift control system includes an engine speed detector, a multistage transmission, a gear position detector, a shifting operation detector, and an output controller. The engine speed detector is configured to detect an engine speed. The gear position detector is configured to detect a transmission gear. The shifting operation detector is configured to detect an operation of a shift operating element. The output controller is configured to restrict output of an engine in a case where an…

System and method for gesture-based point of interest search

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9541418
A user, such as the driver of a vehicle, to retrieve information related to a point of interest (POI) near the vehicle by pointing at the POI or performing some other gesture to identify the POI. Gesture recognition is performed on the gesture to generate a target region that includes the POI that the user identified. After generating the target region, information about the POI can be retrieved by querying a server-based POI service with the target region or by searching in a micromap…

Occupant determination apparatus using load sensor

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9541446
An occupant determination apparatus includes a load sensor and a determination section. The load sensor detects a load of an occupant seated in a seat of a vehicle to provide the detected load as a load signal. The determination section determines presence or absence of the occupant and a physical size of the occupant by classifying the load signal into a subject class among a plurality of classes that are ordered from small to large according to the physical sizes based on predetermined…

Method of estimating magnet temperature for rotary electric machinery

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9541457
A magnet temperature calculator estimates a magnet temperature of a rotary electric machine using at least parameters related to a transmission that is coupled to the rotary electric machine.