Honda Patent Grants

Vehicle air-conditioning discharge port structure

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764621
A vehicle air-conditioning discharge port structure wherein the airflow direction of air-conditioning drafts can be adjusted by changing the orientation of a plurality of fins provided to a discharge port. The fins include an outermost fin and an adjacent fin adjacent to the outer fins. The outer fin has a first regulating part for regulating the air-conditioning drafts flowing through an inter-fin flow passage between the outer fin and the adjacent fin, and a second regulating part for…

Heat shield for a motor vehicle

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764697
A heat shield for a motor vehicle includes an elongated planar shield body for separating an exhaust pipe and a fuel tank of the motor vehicle, the shield body extending longitudinally along a longitudinal axis between the exhaust pipe and the fuel tank, the shield body having a generally concave surface extending from the axis to first and second vertical walls along first and second edges of the shield body, a forward attachment portion for attaching the shield body to a frame of the…

Vehicle control apparatus

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764738
A road-condition determining unit determines the condition of a travelling road on which a vehicle is travelling. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, a stopping controller operates a braking mechanism to perform an automatic stop process of stopping the vehicle, and uses a steering mechanism to change the orientation of steered wheels of the vehicle in accordance with the condition of the travelling road which is determined by the road-condition determining unit when the…

Vehicle steering device

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764760
A mode setting unit of ECU controls a turning angle so as to be a turning angle in accordance with a steering angle detected by a steering angle sensor. When a vehicle is started, the mode setting unit controls an angle ratio so as to be an angle ratio that is equal to or smaller than a ratio of the turning angle to the steering angle (mechanical angle ratio) when a steering wheel and a turning mechanism are connected by a clutch mechanism.

Vehicle-body front structure

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764765
In a vehicle-body front structure, a bumper beam is bridged between left and right front side frames. The left front side frame includes a front load absorption portion coupled with the bumper beam, and a rear load absorption portion provided at the vehicle rear side of the left gusset. A front wall of the left gusset is housed in an inner portion of the left front side frame, and the front wall is joined with an inner side wall of the left front side frame. Further, the front wall is…

Lateral retention member

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764768
A motor vehicle includes a frame, a first pair of wheels connected to the frame, a second pair of wheels connected to the frame, a motor supported by the frame and operatively connected to at least one of the pair of wheels, a cockpit in the frame, a first seat disposed in the cockpit, a bed in the frame longitudinally rearward of the cockpit, the bed having at least one side wall, a second seat disposed in the bed, the second seat having a seat base and a seat back, the seat back being…

Vehicle frame structural member assembly and method

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764769
A vehicle frame structural member assembly method includes an elongated frame member and a reinforcement member. The reinforcement member is complementarily arranged adjacent the elongated frame member.

Structure for upper part of vehicle body

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764770
A structure for an upper part of vehicle body includes: right and left side rail members extending in a vehicle front-rear direction; a roof member having right and left end portions in a vehicle width direction supported by the right and left side rail members, respectively; and gussets connected at one ends thereof to the respective side rail members, each extending from one end upwardly and inwardly in the vehicle width direction, and connected at the other end thereof to the roof…

Vehicle front body structure

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764772
A pair of left and right upper members are provided to extend substantially along a vehicle longitudinal direction on both sides of the left and right front side frames in a vehicle width direction and to have their rear ends joined to front pillars disposed at lateral ends of a cabin. Each of the upper members has a substantially rectangular shape in cross section constituted by left and right walls and upper and lower walls. A weak portion, such as a recess, is provided in at least one…

Motor vehicle engine room air and water management system

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764776
An air and water management system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The system includes an air opening allowing air to enter the engine room on a side of the motor vehicle, an engine cover covering at least one component associated with the engine of the motor vehicle, a rib extending from a top side of the engine cover creating a gutter on the engine cover between the rib and a side of the engine room, a water channel formed integrally in the engine cover adjacent and laterally inward…

Different materials joint structure

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764777
A different materials joint structure includes: an iron member; an aluminum member disposed on the iron member and integrally joined with the iron member; and a sealant disposed between the iron member and the aluminum member. The aluminum member includes a lateral edge section projecting outwardly from the iron member and extending downwardly, the lateral edge section and a surface of a lateral end of the iron member define a concave section therebetween, and the sealant protruding…

Side cover structure of saddle-ride-type vehicle

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764789
A side cover structure for enhancing the external appearance and turning performance of a saddle-ride-type vehicle. A side cover structure of a saddle-ride-type vehicle includes a head pipe with a frame extending rearwardly from the head pipe. Side covers cover the frame from left and right sides. A bent portion is bent toward the outside in a vehicle width direction from a base portion and is formed on the side cover. An opening is formed in the base plate portion positioned in the…

Transport device

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764903
An object of the present invention is to suppress rise in running resistance with increases in weight of a transport vehicle group, and prevent higher energy consumption and manufacturing cost. A transport device transports a transport vehicle (1) carrying an article (E) along a transport path including a curved path and forms a continuous floor (B) on the transport vehicle (1) in the entire or partial transport path. The transport device includes: running rails (R) that are laid along…

Multipath error correction

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9766344
In one or more embodiments, techniques and systems for multipath error correction are provided herein. A global positioning system (GPS) component or unit determines a position of a vehicle at different times. When the vehicle enters a tunnel, for example, the GPS unit may not provide accurate readings. In this scenario, an image capture component or lane keeping assist system can monitor for a change of lane associated with the vehicle. An error correction component can calculate an…

Method and system for adaptive ray based scene analysis of semantic traffic spaces and vehicle equipped with such system

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767368
A method and a system computationally performs scene analysis of semantic traffic spaces based on an adaptive spatio-temporal ray-based approach. The method includes acquiring a spatial semantic environment map including semantic context data, calculating at least one feature for at least one location on the spatial environment map taking into account the semantic context of the location and determining a category for the at least one location based on the at least one calculated…

Information terminal

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769303
A control device of an information terminal of the present invention determines whether one specified operation among multiple specified operations to an input device 11 is done. On condition that the one specified operation is determined to be done, the control device causes the input device 11 to function as an input interface used to input information in order to use a function related to one category among the multiple categories corresponding to the one specified operation.

Motorcycle and/or replica thereof

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: D797608

Steering wheel

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: D797621

Blade mounting structure of lawn mower

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9763383
A blade mounting structure of a lawn mower includes: a drive hub mounted on an output shaft of a power source and protruding radially outward beyond an outer periphery of the output shaft; a friction member for transmitting driving force from the drive hub to a blade holder, the drive hub and the friction member having respective curved surfaces slidable on each other when the drive hub and the friction member are in abutting engagement with each other; a grass cutting blade attached to…

Method of forming a multi-layer paint film

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764536
A multi-layer paint film satisfies paint film performance, such as water resistance, impact resistance and the like, required of an automobile paint film and which has excellent paint film appearance is obtained. The method comprises coating an aqueous first base paint (A) over an electrodeposited cured paint film to form a first base paint film, and then coating an aqueous second base paint (B) over the first base paint film without carrying out preliminary drying by heating after…