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1.

CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND ELECTRICAL VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17509517
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Aruga, Nobuyuki
  • Futatsudera, Akio
  • Eto, Masashi

Abstract

A management ECU of an electrical vehicle creates a travelling plan in which any one of travelling modes is assigned to each of traveling sections of a scheduled traveling route from a current position of the electrical vehicle to a destination and control the travelling modes based on the travelling plan. When a total estimated value of an amount of electric power required for traveling in each of the traveling sections in a first traveling mode exceeds a current SOC, the management ECU extracts a section in which an output estimated value exceeds a second predetermined value as a planning target section, and creates the traveling plan in which a second traveling mode in which a usage amount of electric power of a storage battery is smaller than that in the first traveling mode is assigned preferentially to a section farther from the electrical vehicle among the planning target sections.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 20/12 - Controlling the power contribution of each of the prime movers to meet required power demand using control strategies taking into account route information
  • B60W 10/08 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of propulsion units including control of electric propulsion units, e.g. motors or generators
  • B60W 10/06 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of propulsion units including control of combustion engines
  • B60W 10/26 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of energy storage means for electrical energy, e.g. batteries or capacitors
  • B60W 40/105 - Speed

2.

ELECTRODE FOR SOLID-STATE BATTERY

      
Application Number 17453645
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Taniuchi, Takuya
  • Ohta, Masahiro
  • Ariga, Toshiyuki

Abstract

To provide a solid-state battery having high safety and high energy density. An electrode for a solid-state battery includes a current collector that is a metal porous body, and an electrode material mixture with which the current collector is filled. The current collector has an end portion having a material mixture non-filled region that is not filled with the electrode material mixture. The material mixture non-filled region has a part that is a fuse function portion. The fuse function portion has a smaller total cross-sectional area of metal in a cross section perpendicular to a direction of the end portion than the rest of the material mixture non-filled region.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/583 - Devices or arrangements for the interruption of current in response to current, e.g. fuses
  • H01M 4/80 - Porous plates, e.g. sintered carriers
  • H01M 4/66 - Selection of materials
  • H01M 50/581 - Devices or arrangements for the interruption of current in response to temperature

3.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PATH PLANNING WITH LATENT STATE INFERENCE AND GRAPHICAL RELATIONSHIPS

      
Application Number 17173753
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-11
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (USA)
Inventor
  • Li, Jiachen
  • Isele, David F.
  • Fujimura, Kikuo
  • Ma, Xiaobai
  • Kochenderfer, Mykel J.

Abstract

Systems and methods for path planning with latent state inference and spatial-temporal relationships are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes an inference module, a policy module, a graphical representation module, and a planning module. The inference module receives sensor data associated with a plurality of agents. The inference module also maps the sensor data to a latent state distribution to identify latent states of the plurality of agents. The latent states identify agents of the plurality of agents as cooperative or aggressive. The policy module predicts future trajectories of the plurality of agents at a given time based on sensor data and the latent states of the plurality of agents. The graphical representation module generates a graphical representation based on the sensor data and a graphical representation neural network. The planning module generates a motion plan for the ego agent based on the predicted future trajectories and the graphical representation.

IPC Classes  ?

4.

SADDLED ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17606611
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-07-10
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sato, Akira
  • Okabe, Sadataka

Abstract

A saddled electric-powered vehicle is configured by including approximately rectangular parallelepiped batteries, a battery case in which the batteries are housed, battery-side terminals provided on bottom surfaces of the batteries, and case-side terminals engaged with the battery-side terminals. The battery case is arranged below a seat, and pressing holders that press the batteries housed in the battery case from above are provided while making a front and rear pair for each battery. The battery case is formed in a bottomed box shape with an upper side open. Each pressing holder is provided with a rubber portion brought into contact with an upper surface of each battery. The saddled electric-powered vehicle can enhance convenience by optimizing an arrangement and a housing structure of portable batteries.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/249 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders specially adapted for aircraft or vehicles, e.g. cars or trains
  • B60L 50/60 - Electric propulsion with power supplied within the vehicle using propulsion power supplied by batteries or fuel cells using power supplied by batteries
  • H01M 50/289 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders characterised by spacing elements or positioning means within frames, racks or packs
  • H01M 50/296 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders characterised by terminals of battery packs
  • B62J 43/16 - Arrangements of batteries for propulsion on motorcycles or the like
  • B62J 7/04 - Luggage carriers characterised by the arrangement thereof on cycles arranged above or behind the rear wheel
  • B62J 9/14 - Containers specially adapted for cycles, e.g. panniers or saddle bags integrated with the cycle under the saddle
  • B62J 43/28 - Arrangements of batteries characterised by the mounting hidden within the cycle frame

5.

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17510344
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tatsuwaki, Masaaki
  • Yasui, Ken
  • Kawabe, Satoru

Abstract

A vehicle body structure includes: a second floor cross member and a third floor cross member in which one end in a vehicle width direction is connected to a side sill; a battery arranged below the second floor cross member and the third floor cross member; a battery case which stores the battery and in which one end in the vehicle width direction is connected via a right frame and a left frame; cross member bent portions formed on the second floor cross member and the third floor cross member; and frame bent portions formed on the right frame and the left frame. The cross member bent portions and the frame bent portions are arranged side by side in an up-down direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion
  • B62D 21/15 - Understructures, i.e. chassis frame on which a vehicle body may be mounted having impact absorbing means, e.g. a frame designed to permanently or temporarily change shape or dimension upon impact with another body
  • B60L 50/60 - Electric propulsion with power supplied within the vehicle using propulsion power supplied by batteries or fuel cells using power supplied by batteries

6.

WORK MACHINE AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17514502
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kawai, Toru

Abstract

A work machine which includes a GNSS sensor that detects a GNSS signal and a beacon signal detection sensor that detects a signal of a beacon, and which is a self-propelled work machine that performs work in a work region based on results of detection by the GNSS sensor and the beacon signal detection sensor, the work machine comprising a specification unit configured to specify a region in which accuracy of specifying a self-position of the work machine based on the GNSS sensor is lower than a reference in the work region, and a notification unit configured to notify a user of an installation position of a marker based on a result of specification by the specification unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

7.

VEHICLE NOTIFICATION APPARATUS AND VEHICLE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17521329
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Asakura, Masahiko

Abstract

A vehicle notification apparatus includes: a positioning sensor detecting a position of the vehicle and a microprocessor. The microprocessor performs: acquiring a position data of an emergency vehicle; notifying an approach information of the emergency vehicle; and determining whether the emergency vehicle is approaching the vehicle based on the position of the vehicle detected by the positioning sensor and the acquired position data. The microprocessor performs further determining whether a notification of the approach information is permitted based on a command transmitted from the emergency vehicle, and when it is determined that the emergency vehicle is approaching the vehicle and that the notification of the approach information is permitted, notifying an occupant of the approach information, while when it is determined that the notification of the approach information is not permitted, not notifying the approach information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08G 1/0967 - Systems involving transmission of highway information, e.g. weather, speed limits
  • G08G 1/16 - Anti-collision systems

8.

VEHICLE-MOUNTED BATTERY PACK

      
Application Number 17511535
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-26
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tatsuwaki, Masaaki
  • Yasui, Ken
  • Ishizaki, Ryo

Abstract

Provided is a vehicle-mounted battery pack. A vehicle-mounted battery pack includes: a battery case, a battery module, an upper cross member, and an upper deck. In the battery module, a first battery row and a second battery row, in which a plurality of vertically placed batteries are disposed in a case horizontal direction, are disposed in a pair in a case vertical direction. The upper cross member is disposed between the first battery row and the second battery row toward the case horizontal direction, and is fixed to a first stepped portion and a second stepped portion of the battery. The upper deck is disposed in the case vertical direction and is fixed to a front end portion and a rear end portion of the battery module.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion
  • B60L 50/60 - Electric propulsion with power supplied within the vehicle using propulsion power supplied by batteries or fuel cells using power supplied by batteries

9.

INFORMATION PROCESSING SERVER, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND SERVICE PROVISION SUPPORT SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17582050
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-24
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mukohara, Hodaka
  • Suzuki, Shumpei
  • Nose, Kobue

Abstract

An information processing server sets a target evaluation value which is an evaluation value necessary for a user to receive provision of a specific product or a specific service, and sets one or more tasks to be processed by the user and a task evaluation value which is an evaluation value obtained by processing of each task. The information processing server imparts the task evaluation value to the user according to a processing status of a task by the user, calculates an achievement degree of an accumulated value of the task evaluation values imparted to the user with respect to the target evaluation value, and provides information regarding the achievement degree to a communication device used by the user or a service provider.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07C 5/08 - Registering or indicating performance data other than driving, working, idle, or waiting time, with or without registering driving, working, idle, or waiting time
  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models

10.

CONTAINING DEVICE

      
Application Number 17611592
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-05-21
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fujihara, Naoki
  • Ishida, Noriyuki

Abstract

A containing device equipped with: a casing formed in a substantially polyhedral shape, the casing having six substantially quadrilateral faces facing mutually different directions; and a containing part formed in the casing, the containing part containing a contained object so as to be insertable/removable. An opening continuous with the containing part, or a peripheral edge part of an opening continuous with the containing part, is disposed at a position corresponding to a first side, which is one of a plurality of sides constituting a polyhedron that corresponds to the casing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 7/18 - Construction of rack or frame
  • H05K 5/02 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus - Details
  • H05K 5/03 - Covers

11.

WINDSHIELD DEVICE FOR SADDLE-RIDE TYPE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17440309
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-12-23
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner
  • Nifco Inc. (Japan)
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Naoi, Hajime
  • Ishida, Shinichiro
  • Hara, Naoki

Abstract

To simplify the configuration, decrease the number of parts, and reduce the manufacturing cost, a windshield device for a saddle-ride type vehicle includes: a screen 5 whose height is adjustable; a holder 11 holding the screen; a bracket 12 fixed to a vehicle body side member 7 and having a guide hole 71; an arm 13 arranged between the holder and the bracket; a first shaft 51 rotatably coupling the holder and the bracket and configured to move along the guide hole; a second shaft 52 arranged parallel to the first shaft and coupling the holder and one end of the arm; a third shaft 53 arranged parallel to the first shaft and coupling the bracket and another end of the arm; and an operation member 15 provided at an end portion of the first shaft.

IPC Classes  ?

12.

DRIVER BEHAVIOR RISK ASSESSMENT AND PEDESTRIAN AWARENESS

      
Application Number 17162054
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-01-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Agarwal, Nakul
  • Chen, Yi-Ting

Abstract

Driver behavior risk assessment and pedestrian awareness may include an receiving an input stream of images of an environment including one or more objects within the environment, estimating an intention of an ego vehicle based on the input stream of images and a temporal recurrent network (TRN), generating a scene representation based on the input stream of images and a graph neural network (GNN), generating a prediction of a situation based on the scene representation and the intention of the ego vehicle, and generating an influenced or non-influenced action determination based on the prediction of the situation and the scene representation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • B60W 40/09 - Driving style or behaviour
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06K 9/32 - Aligning or centering of the image pick-up or image-field

13.

CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND ELECTRICAL VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17518895
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Aruga, Nobuyuki
  • Futatsudera, Akio
  • Tong, Kaiwen

Abstract

When a scheduled traveling route is changed during travelling of an electrical vehicle, a management ECU of the electrical vehicle maintains control of a travelling mode based on a travelling plan created based on the scheduled traveling route before the change, in accordance with a result of comparison between first attribute information and second attribute information, the first attribute information indicating an attribute of at least one section, which is located within a predetermined distance from a section in which the electrical vehicle is located and located in a vehicle travelling direction, of the scheduled traveling route before the change, the second attribute information indicating an attribute of at least one section, which is located within a predetermined distance from a section in which the electrical vehicle is located and located in a vehicle travelling direction, of the scheduled traveling route after the change.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 20/12 - Controlling the power contribution of each of the prime movers to meet required power demand using control strategies taking into account route information
  • B60W 10/08 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of propulsion units including control of electric propulsion units, e.g. motors or generators
  • B60W 10/06 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of propulsion units including control of combustion engines
  • B60W 10/26 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of energy storage means for electrical energy, e.g. batteries or capacitors
  • B60W 40/105 - Speed

14.

WORK MACHINE AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17512768
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-28
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kawai, Toru

Abstract

A work machine which includes a GNSS sensor that detects a GNSS signal and a marker detection sensor that detects a predetermined marker, and which is a self-propelled work machine that performs work in a work region based on results of detection by the GNSS sensor and the marker detection sensor, the work machine comprising a specification unit configured to specify a region in which accuracy of specifying a self-position of the work machine based on the GNSS sensor is lower than a reference in the work region, and a notification unit configured to notify a user of an installation position of the marker based on a result of specification by the specification unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A01D 34/00 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

15.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPLETING RISK OBJECT IDENTIFICATION

      
Application Number 17161555
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-01-28
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Chen, Yi-Ting
  • Xiao, Zihao

Abstract

A system and method for completing risk object identification that include receiving image data associated with a monocular image of a surrounding environment of an ego vehicle and analyzing the image data and completing semantic waypoint labeling of at least one region of the surrounding environment of the ego vehicle. The system and method also include completing counterfactual scenario augmentation with respect to the at least one region. The system and method further include determining at least one driver intention and at least one driver response associated with the at least one region.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/095 - Predicting travel path or likelihood of collision
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology
  • G06T 7/38 - Registration of image sequences
  • B60W 50/10 - Interpretation of driver requests or demands
  • B60W 50/14 - Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention

16.

PRESS FORMING METHOD

      
Application Number 17440214
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsutani, Kenji
  • Akiba, Hirokatsu
  • Sano, Takeshi
  • Omiya, Yoshitake

Abstract

This press forming method includes a first drawing step for forming a first drawn step portion, a second drawing step for forming a second drawn step portion, and a finishing step for completing a stepped portion. In the first drawing step, a first outside curved portion is formed to the outside of a second outside curved portion with respect to an extension region of a character line, and a first parallel portion is formed to the same depth as the drawn depth of a second parallel portion. In the second drawing step, a second inside curved portion having a greater curvature than a first inside curved portion is formed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B21D 22/26 - Deep-drawing for making peculiarly, e.g. irregularly, shaped articles
  • B21D 53/88 - Making other particular articles other parts for vehicles, e.g. cowlings, mudguards

17.

VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH BATTERY PACK

      
Application Number 17511534
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-26
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tatsuwaki, Masaaki
  • Yasui, Ken
  • Kawabe, Satoru

Abstract

Provided is a vehicle equipped with a battery pack. A vehicle equipped with a battery pack includes a battery pack under a floor of the vehicle. The battery pack is provided with a battery module. In the battery module, a plurality of batteries are arranged vertically with the longitudinal direction directed toward a front-rear direction of the vehicle body. The battery is formed by stacking a plurality of battery cells in the front-rear direction of the vehicle body. A center of gravity of pack of the battery pack is arranged at the rear of a center of gravity of vehicle of the entire vehicle in the vehicle body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion
  • H01M 50/202 - Casings or frames around the primary casing of a single cell or a single battery
  • H01M 50/242 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders characterised by physical properties of casings or racks, e.g. dimensions adapted for protecting batteries against vibrations, collision impact or swelling
  • H01M 50/298 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders characterised by the wiring of battery packs

18.

DIAGNOSIS DEVICE VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND DIAGNOSIS DEVICE VERIFICATION METHOD

      
Application Number 17434379
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-26
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Harada, Yuki
  • Kobayashi, Naoki
  • Handa, Takuya
  • Kanai, Ken

Abstract

Diagnosis device verification system includes: a diagnosis device communicably connected to a vehicle controller mounted on a vehicle, and configured to diagnose the vehicle; a simulator configured to perform simulation operation of the vehicle controller; and a verification device configured to verify operation of the diagnosis device. The diagnosis device is configured to output a diagnosis result acquired by communication with the simulator. The verification device includes: an item instruction unit configured to instruct a diagnosis item to be diagnosed to the diagnosis device; a response instruction unit configured to instruct response content corresponding to the diagnosis to the simulator; an information acquisition unit configured to acquire the diagnosis result output from the diagnosis device; and a comparison unit configured to compare the diagnosis result acquired by the information acquisition unit and the response content corresponding to the diagnosis item instructed by the response instruction unit.

IPC Classes  ?

19.

MANAGEMENT DEVICE, MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 17611593
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-17
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Namiki, Shigeru
  • Uoshima, Minoru
  • Nishigaki, Makoto

Abstract

A management device includes an information acquirer configured to acquire battery information on a usage state of a secondary battery mounted in a vehicle and information on a user from the vehicle, a first feature deriver configured to derive a first feature indicating a state of the secondary battery based on a result obtained by applying the battery information to a battery state detection model that identifies the state of the secondary battery, a second feature deriver configured to derive a second feature indicating characteristics of the user based on the information on the user, and a selector configured to select a battery suitable for the user based on a result obtained by inputting the first feature and the second feature to a matching model that outputs a result showing compatibility between the user and a battery based on the first feature and the second feature.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60L 58/12 - Methods or circuit arrangements for monitoring or controlling batteries or fuel cells, specially adapted for electric vehicles for monitoring or controlling batteries responding to state of charge [SoC]
  • G01R 31/389 - Measuring internal impedance, internal conductance or related variables
  • G01R 31/3842 - Arrangements for monitoring battery or accumulator variables, e.g. SoC combining voltage and current measurements

20.

VEHICLE SEAT

      
Application Number 17492667
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Ishihara, Hajime

Abstract

A cushion support member 41 includes: a lower region 42 whose left-right full width is less than an interval between a pair of side frames 14 of a seat back frame 12; an upper region 45 located above the lower region 42 and having a left-right full width greater than the lower region 42. the upper region 45 is divided into a central region 46 including a central part in the left-right direction and provided with a predetermined left-right width, and outer regions 47 provided on outer sides with respect to the central region 46 in the left-right direction, and the central region 46 is arranged as a retracted region which is cut off to leave the outer regions 47 or is recessed to a side opposite to a cushion member with respect to the outer regions 47.

IPC Classes  ?

21.

VEHICLE BODY REINFORCEMENT STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17433619
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-30
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sakai, Hiroyuki
  • Ebihara, Daisuke

Abstract

A vehicle body reinforcement structure includes an elongated hollow structure formed by jointing an outer panel and an inner panel with each other, and a reinforcement member configured to partition the hollow structure into a lower closed cross section and an upper closed cross section. At inside of at least one of the lower closed cross section and the upper closed cross section, at least a pair of bulkheads extending so as to cross the closed cross section are disposed so as to be separated with each other in a direction in which the closed cross section is extending. A space between the pair of bulkheads is made as a filler chamber which is filled with filler. A filling opening for the filler is provided on the inner panel so that the filling opening is in communication with the filler chamber.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 25/04 - Door pillars
  • B62D 29/00 - Superstructures characterised by material thereof
  • B62D 27/02 - Connections between superstructure sub-units rigid

22.

BATTERY PROTECTION APPARATUS AND VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

      
Application Number 17512711
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-28
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ozawa, Hiroyuki
  • Okamoto, Yusuke
  • Hidaka, Shoshi

Abstract

A battery protection apparatus provided under a side sill of a vehicle and provided at least in a side surface of a battery pack under the vehicle, includes a protection apparatus main body, wherein a protrusion portion extending downwardly is formed in the side sill of the vehicle, the protrusion portion is positioned between the protection apparatus main body and the battery pack, and in a vertical direction, the highest point of the protection apparatus main body is higher than the lowest point of the protrusion portion with respect to the horizontal plane.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion
  • H01M 50/204 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells
  • H01M 50/264 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders with fastening means, e.g. locks for cells or batteries, e.g. straps, tie rods or peripheral frames
  • H01M 50/691 - Arrangements or processes for draining liquids from casings; Cleaning battery or cell casings
  • B60L 50/64 - Constructional details of batteries specially adapted for electric vehicles

23.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, MOVING OBJECT, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number 17496777
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Tsushima, Kosei

Abstract

An information processing device, having a communication unit for wirelessly communicating with an external device, includes: a throughput measurement unit for measuring communication throughput with the external device; a throughput prediction unit for predicting future communication throughput by using at least data of the measured throughput; a communication control unit for controlling data communication with the external device based on the predicted throughput; a communication determination unit for determining a type of the data communication with the external device; and a priority setting unit for setting priorities of communications for a plurality of the data communications based on the determined type , in which the communication control unit is for limiting the throughput for the data communication for which the set priority is low, in comparison with the data communication for which the set priority is high, when the future throughput is below a predetermined threshold value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 28/02 - Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
  • H04L 12/26 - Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements
  • H04L 12/851 - Traffic type related actions, e.g. QoS or priority
  • H04W 4/40 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P]

24.

SURROUNDING VEHICLE MONITORING DEVICE AND SURROUNDING VEHICLE MONITORING METHOD

      
Application Number 17514925
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Konishi, Tatsuya
  • Oi, Akinori

Abstract

A surrounding vehicle monitoring device includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire a midpoint between a rear left end position and a rear right end position of another vehicle, acquire a width of the other vehicle, and change a current position of a great change position to a corrected position and acquire a midpoint between a current position of a small change position and the corrected position as a position of the other vehicle in a case where a changing amount of the width is equal to or more than a first threshold. The great change position is one of the rear left end position and the rear right end position whose changing amount is the greater of the two. The small change position is another of the rear left end position and the rear right end position whose changing amount is the smaller of the two.

IPC Classes  ?

25.

CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF BINDER AND COLLECTOR-LESS SELF-STANDING ELECTRODES FOR LI-ION BATTERIES BY USING CARBON NANOTUBES AS AN ADDITIVE

      
Application Number 17334647
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-28
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • NANOSYNTHESIS PLUS, LTD. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pierce, Neal
  • Harutyunyan, Avetik
  • Pigos, Elena Mora

Abstract

The present disclosure is directed to a method and apparatus for continuous production of composites of carbon nanotubes and electrode active material from decoupled sources. Composites thusly produced may be used as self-standing electrodes without binder or collector. Moreover, the method of the present disclosure may allow more cost-efficient production while simultaneously affording control over nanotube loading and composite thickness.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/04 - Processes of manufacture in general
  • H01M 4/505 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of manganese of mixed oxides or hydroxides containing manganese for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiMn2O4 or LiMn2OxFy
  • H01M 4/525 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of nickel, cobalt or iron of mixed oxides or hydroxides containing iron, cobalt or nickel for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiNiO2, LiCoO2 or LiCoOxFy
  • H01M 4/62 - Selection of inactive substances as ingredients for active masses, e.g. binders, fillers
  • C01B 32/16 - Preparation
  • C01G 53/00 - Compounds of nickel
  • H01M 4/485 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of mixed oxides or hydroxides for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiTi2O4 or LiTi2OxFy
  • C01B 32/162 - Preparation characterised by catalysts
  • H01M 4/583 - Carbonaceous material, e.g. graphite-intercalation compounds or CFx
  • H01M 4/133 - Electrodes based on carbonaceous material, e.g. graphite-intercalation compounds or CFx
  • H01M 4/52 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of nickel, cobalt or iron

26.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MOBILE OBJECT, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number 17412293
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-26
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Tsushima, Kosei

Abstract

An information processing apparatus comprises a communication unit configured to communicate with an external device through a mobile communication network, and comprises: a throughput measuring unit; a throughput predicting unit configured to predict a future communication throughput; a communication rate controller; a band information acquiring unit; a communication environment information storage unit by associating; and a detection unit configured to detect at least one of a handover execution and a communication band switching, wherein if the detection unit has detected at least one of a handover execution and a communication band switching, the communication rate controller switches from controlling the communication rate based on a future communication throughput predicted by the throughput predicting unit to controlling the communication rate based on band information acquired by the communication environment information storage unit and the band information acquiring unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 36/00 - Handoff or reselecting arrangements
  • H04B 17/318 - Received signal strength
  • B60W 30/18 - Propelling the vehicle
  • H04W 4/40 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P]

27.

ROTOR OF ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE AND ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE

      
Application Number 17511815
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-27
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kubota, Yoshihisa

Abstract

A rotor of a rotary electric machine includes a rotor core, and a ring member. The rotor core is fastened and fixed to the ring member. The outer circumferential surface of the rotor coreincludes a groove portion which is recessed radially inward at a position overlapping the q-axis in the circumferential direction, and a protruding portion which protrudes radially outward from the groove portion. The protruding portion is provided with a pair of flange portions which protrude toward the one side and the other side in the circumferential direction from a base end portion connected to the groove portion. An outer circumferential surface of a tip end portion of the protruding portion and outer circumferential surface of the pair of flange portions have an arc shape having the same center and the same diameter as the outer circumferential surface of the rotor core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02K 1/27 - Rotor cores with permanent magnets
  • H02K 21/14 - Synchronous motors having permanent magnets; Synchronous generators having permanent magnets with stationary armatures and rotating magnets with magnets rotating within the armatures

28.

FUEL CELL VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17513222
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-28
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yanagiura, Takashi
  • Oshitani, Yuki

Abstract

A fuel cell vehicle includes a cabin arranged at a vehicle front portion and provided with a seat therein where an occupant is seated, a fuel cell mounted below the cabin, and an accommodation space formed below the cabin and accommodating the fuel cell. An upper side of the accommodation space is covered with a ceiling surface formed by a bottom portion of the cabin, and a rear side of the accommodation space is opened. The ceiling surface is provided with a detector configured to detect a hydrogen concentration in the accommodation space.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60L 50/71 - Arrangement of fuel cells within vehicles specially adapted for electric vehicles
  • H01M 8/04082 - Arrangements for control of reactant parameters, e.g. pressure or concentration
  • H01M 8/0444 - Concentration; Density
  • H01M 8/0432 - Temperature; Ambient temperature
  • H01M 8/04746 - Pressure; Flow
  • H01M 16/00 - Structural combinations of different types of electrochemical generators
  • B60K 1/00 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units
  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion
  • B60K 15/07 - Mounting of tanks of gas tanks
  • B60K 13/04 - Arrangement in connection with combustion air intake or gas exhaust of propulsion units concerning exhaust

29.

END PLATE SECURING STRUCTURE AND BATTERY DEVICE

      
Application Number 17434411
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-27
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tate, Ryu
  • Takada, Satoshi

Abstract

This end end plate securing structure comprises a battery case capable of housing a plurality of battery cells in a stacked state, and an end plate for pressing the plurality of battery cells in a stacking direction, and holds the plurality of battery cells in the battery case by securing the end plate to the battery case. The end plate has a recessed groove that is provided in an end surface, a securing member that is disposed in the recessed groove to be projectable from and retractable into the end surface, and a biasing member that is disposed in the recessed groove and biases the securing member in a projection direction. The battery case has an engagement part that engages with the securing member. The end plate is secured to the battery case by engagement of the securing member of the end plate with the engagement part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/264 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders with fastening means, e.g. locks for cells or batteries, e.g. straps, tie rods or peripheral frames
  • H01M 50/209 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells characterised by their shape adapted for prismatic or rectangular cells

30.

WORK MACHINE

      
Application Number 17512779
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-28
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hagiwara, Takashi
  • Yamanaka, Makoto

Abstract

A work machine includes a work unit, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust a working height of the work unit. The adjustment unit includes a lifting mechanism configured to lift and lower the work unit; a torque limiter configured to interrupt transmission of a driving force of a motor to the lifting mechanism when the work unit reaches an upper and lower limit positions; and a sensor. The torque limiter includes a transmission member provided to be displaceable between a transmission position at which the driving force is transmitted to the lifting mechanism and a non-transmission position at which the driving force is not transmitted to the lifting mechanism, and an elastic member configured to bias the transmission member to the transmission position. The sensor detects displacement of the transmission member.

IPC Classes  ?

31.

NODE PRUNING DEVICE, NODE PRUNING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17510437
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-26
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • OSAKA UNIVERSITY (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakadai, Kazuhiro
  • Fukumoto, Yosuke
  • Takeda, Ryu

Abstract

A node pruning device for a network model in which a plurality of layers are continuously connected includes: a node activation section configured to select a node to be pruned on the basis of a score function that represents importance of a node; an inter-layer pairing section configured to prune an input connected to a node pruned at an output of a previous layer; a bypass setting section configured to provide a bypass connection between an input and an output of a layer and not to prune the bypass connection; and a pruning execution section configured to prune the nodes with the same pruning rate for each layer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means

32.

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17472678
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Oniwa, Yoshihiro

Abstract

Provided are a vehicle control device, a vehicle control method, and non-transitory storage medium. The vehicle control device includes: an acquisition part, acquiring a positional relationship between a vehicle and a lane; a control part, performing in-lane travel control that causes an actuator included in a steering device of the vehicle to output a force for causing the vehicle to travel in the lane within a range not exceeding an upper limit based on the positional relationship; and an upper limit adjustment part, adjusting the upper limit in a predetermined case, in which the upper limit adjustment part switches a change rate of the upper limit in response to a change of state of an operator that accepts a steering operation performed by an occupant of the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

33.

POSITIVE ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERY AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY

      
Application Number 17437433
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Araki, Kazuhiro
  • Matsuzaka, Taku

Abstract

Provided is a positive electrode for a lithium ion battery that realizes an increase in energy density and is capable of improving durability. A positive electrode for a lithium ion battery (21) has a positive electrode current collector (21A) and a positive electrode mixture layer (21B) formed on the positive electrode current collector (21A). The positive electrode mixture layer (21B) contains a lithium nickel composite oxide and a metallic phosphate that coats the lithium nickel composite oxide. The lithium nickel composite oxide is represented by a chemical formula LiNixCoyMzO2 (in the formula, M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Mn, Al, Mg and W, x+y+z=1 and 0.6≤x<1.0). The metallic phosphate is one or more materials selected from the group consisting of VPO4, VP2O7 and VPO4F. The mass ratio of the metallic phosphate to the lithium nickel composite oxide is 0.01 mass % or more and 20 mass % or less.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/66 - Selection of materials
  • H01M 4/131 - Electrodes based on mixed oxides or hydroxides, or on mixtures of oxides or hydroxides, e.g. LiCoOx
  • H01M 4/58 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of polyanionic structures, e.g. phosphates, silicates or borates
  • H01M 4/525 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of nickel, cobalt or iron of mixed oxides or hydroxides containing iron, cobalt or nickel for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiNiO2, LiCoO2 or LiCoOxFy
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries

34.

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17472682
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Oniwa, Yoshihiro

Abstract

Provided are a vehicle control device, a vehicle control method, and a non-transitory storage medium. The vehicle control device includes: an acquisition part, acquiring a positional relationship between a vehicle and a lane; a control part, performing in-lane travel control that causes an actuator included in a steering device of the vehicle to output a force for causing the vehicle to travel in the lane within a range not exceeding an upper limit based on the positional relationship; and an upper limit adjustment part, changing the upper limit in response to an input to an operator that accepts a steering operation performed by an occupant of the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/12 - Lane keeping
  • B60W 10/20 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of steering systems

35.

STATE ESTIMATION SYSTEM, RELAY DEVICE, STATE ESTIMATION METHOD, LEARNED MODEL GENERATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17506341
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-20
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Namiki, Shigeru
  • Uoshima, Minoru

Abstract

A state estimation system includes a first processor, and the first processor executes: a first state variable measurement process of measuring a first state variable of a monitored object; a second state variable estimation repetition process of repeating a second state variable estimation process of inputting a measurement value of the first state variable into a learned model and acquiring an estimate value of a second state variable outputted from the learned model; and an estimation accuracy decline information output process of outputting estimation accuracy decline information when a predetermined estimate value sudden change determination condition is met with respect to a first estimate value of the second state variable acquired in response to input of a first measurement value of the first state variable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60L 58/13 - Maintaining the SoC within a determined range
  • B60W 50/00 - CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT - Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning

36.

PARTS STORAGE POSITION DETERMINATION APPARATUS, PARTS STORAGE POSITION DETERMINATION METHOD AND PARTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17428952
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsumoto, Maiko
  • Yamakami, Kenichi
  • Kitajima, Yuki
  • Shibata, Kaoru
  • Hashiguchi, Shunsuke

Abstract

An apparatus configured to determine a storage position of a plural type of parts to be assembled to a workpiece corresponding to a plural type of products produced in a predetermined period in accordance with a production schedule, in a storage section having a plural row of storage space facing a lane. The apparatus is configured to store a correspondence relationship between a type of the workpiece corresponding to the products and a type of the parts to be assembled to the workpiece, determine the storage position of the plural type of parts in the storage section based on the correspondence relationship, and to output the storage position. The apparatus determines the storage position so that each of the plural type of parts corresponding to the workpiece is respectively dispersed into each of the plural row of the storage section.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65G 1/137 - Storage devices mechanical with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed

37.

SADDLE-RIDING TYPE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17433245
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-11-19
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tokito, Akira
  • Wakamatsu, Kuniaki
  • Kajihara, Eisuke
  • Ono, Junya
  • Morita, Go

Abstract

This saddle-riding type vehicle includes: a transmission that includes a clutch operated by an operation of a slave cylinder; an oil pressure actuator that includes a master cylinder which generates an oil pressure on an operation oil; an oil pressure valve unit that controls transmission of the oil pressure generated by the master cylinder to the slave cylinder; a master-side connection pipe arrangement that connects the master cylinder to the oil pressure valve unit; and a slave-side connection pipe arrangement that connects the oil pressure valve unit to the slave cylinder, wherein the slave cylinder and the oil pressure valve unit are arranged on one side part in a vehicle width direction of the saddle-riding type vehicle, and the oil pressure actuator is arranged on another side part in the vehicle width direction of the saddle-riding type vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62M 25/08 - Actuators for gearing speed-change mechanisms specially adapted for cycles with electrical or fluid transmitting systems
  • F16D 25/08 - Fluid-actuated clutches with fluid-actuated member not rotating with a clutching member

38.

TONNEAU COVER DEVICE

      
Application Number 17515534
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-31
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Abe, Yoshihiro
  • Hanano, Masakazu

Abstract

The disclosure provides a tonneau cover device. The tonneau cover device includes a tonneau cover installed on the rear portion of the vehicle and a tonneau cover bracket attached to the rear end portion of the tonneau cover, and the tonneau cover bracket extends in the width direction of the vehicle. A columnar portion serving as a rotation axis of the tonneau cover and a handle portion arranged in front of the columnar portion in the front-rear direction of the vehicle and extending downward are included.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60J 7/14 - Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of plate-like elements

39.

STACKED WORKPIECE MOLDING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SAME

      
Application Number 17424711
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-30
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Taguchi, Akira
  • Iwanishi, Hiroaki
  • Sato, Michinobu
  • Kurokawa, Hikaru
  • Iino, Takashi
  • Kato, Yusuke
  • Abe, Takashi

Abstract

In a stacked workpiece molding method, a second mold 30 includes through-holes 32 that extend to be opened at a peripheral edge of a workpiece body 42, the through-holes 32 are connected to a first suction device 51 that sucks a sheet material 44, a first mold 20 includes suction holes 22 that extend to be opened at a portion that contacts the workpiece body 42, the suction holes 22 are connected to a second suction device 52 that sucks the workpiece body 42, and in a bonding step of bonding the sheet material 44 to the workpiece body 42, a suction force in the through-holes 32 by the first suction device 51 is set stronger than a suction force in the suction holes 22 by the second suction device 52.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 51/12 - Shaping by thermoforming, e.g. shaping sheets in matched moulds or by deep-drawing; Apparatus therefor of articles having inserts or reinforcements
  • B29C 51/10 - Forming by pressure difference, e.g. vacuum
  • B29C 51/36 - Moulds specially adapted for vacuum forming
  • B29C 33/18 - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING - Details thereof or accessories therefor with incorporated means for positioning inserts, e.g. labels against the mould wall using vacuum

40.

CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17518838
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Murakami, Yoshikazu
  • Matsunaga, Shinji
  • Arai, Takashi
  • Ando, Akiji
  • Yanagiura, Takashi
  • Yamamoto, Kazunori

Abstract

A control method for a fuel cell system, the fuel cell system including a hydrogen storage part and a fuel cell stack that generates electric power using hydrogen supplied from the hydrogen storage part, the fuel cell system being mounted on a towed portion of a moving body that includes the towed portion and a towing portion, the fuel cell system being electrically connected to the towing portion, the towing portion including a battery and a drive device performing driving in response to supply of electric power, the towed portion being towed by the towing portion, the control method includes: acquiring remaining amount information indicating a remaining amount of the battery, and starting supply of electric power to the towing portion when it is determined that the remaining amount of the battery is equal to or less than a threshold based on the remaining amount information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 16/00 - Structural combinations of different types of electrochemical generators
  • H01M 8/04082 - Arrangements for control of reactant parameters, e.g. pressure or concentration
  • H01M 8/2475 - Enclosures, casings or containers of fuel cell stacks
  • H01M 8/04537 - Electric variables
  • H01M 8/04828 - Humidity; Water content

41.

BODY STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17515576
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-01
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsuoka, Kiyohiko
  • Yu, Jianli
  • Ling, Kai

Abstract

A body structure for a vehicle includes an A-pillar and a side sill, wherein the A-pillar includes a vertical front pillar; a front roof pillar extending from an upper end of the vertical front pillar toward an upper rear side thereof; a first reinforcing plate provided in the vertical front pillar and extending in the same direction with the vertical front pillar; and a second reinforcing plate provided in the front roof pillar extending in the same direction with the front roof pillar. The side sill is connected to a lower end of the vertical front pillar and extending along a horizontal direction. The first reinforcing plate is formed to cover a front door hinge mounting portion in the A-pillar and a connection portion of the vertical front pillar and the side sill. An uncoupled portion is formed between the second reinforcing plate and the first reinforcing plate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 25/20 - Floors or bottom sub-units
  • B62D 27/02 - Connections between superstructure sub-units rigid
  • B62D 29/04 - Superstructures characterised by material thereof predominantly of synthetic material

42.

CLUTCH-BY-WIRE SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17434773
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-06
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ryuzaki, Tatsuya
  • Kanbe, Yuta
  • Morita, Go
  • Ono, Junya

Abstract

A clutch-by-wire system measures a position of a clutch lever (51) when predetermined learning permission conditions are satisfied and performs updating processing as a release position of the clutch lever (51) of updating a position which is previously stored. The clutch-by-wire system (51) repeatedly performs the updating processing after power is supplied.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16D 48/06 - Control by electric or electronic means, e.g. of fluid pressure

43.

STEERING DEVICE AND VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17511891
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-27
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Odate, Shotaro

Abstract

An in-vehicle steering device, comprising a steering wheel, and an airbag mechanism that is built in the steering wheel and includes an airbag body deployable to a vehicle body rear side, wherein the steering device further comprises an in-vehicle component built in the steering wheel, and the in-vehicle component has a recessed groove portion for guiding the airbag body to be deployed when the airbag body is deployed in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 21/203 - Arrangements for storing inflatable members in their non-use or deflated condition; Arrangement or mounting of air bag modules or components in steering wheels or steering columns
  • B60R 21/015 - Electrical circuits for triggering safety arrangements in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents including means for detecting the presence or position of passengers, passenger seats or child seats, e.g. for disabling triggering
  • B60R 16/02 - Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for electric

44.

VEHICLE DIAGNOSIS METHOD, VEHICLE DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM, AND EXTERNAL DIAGNOSIS DEVICE

      
Application Number 17436668
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-21
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Ichikawa, Tomohito

Abstract

Provided are a vehicle diagnosis method, vehicle diagnosis system, and external diagnosis device capable of optimizing the amount of fuel supplied to a vehicle throughout a factory. This vehicle diagnosis method for using an external diagnosis device that communicates with an engine ECU to determine the suitability of the fuel consumption amount of a vehicle comprises: a step for calculating and storing the fuel consumption amount; a step for acquiring the fuel consumption amount from the engine ECU; a step for determining whether the fuel consumption amount is less than or equal to a threshold; and a step for permitting the shifting of the vehicle to the next step if the fuel consumption amount has been determined to be less than or equal to the threshold and instructing that fuel be supplied if the fuel consumption amount has been determined to be greater than the threshold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07C 5/00 - Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
  • G07C 5/08 - Registering or indicating performance data other than driving, working, idle, or waiting time, with or without registering driving, working, idle, or waiting time

45.

HOUSING

      
Application Number 17517821
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Murakami, Yoshikazu
  • Matsunaga, Shinji
  • Arai, Takashi
  • Ando, Akiji

Abstract

A housing that houses a fuel cell system including: a hydrogen storage unit; a fuel cell stack that generates electric power using hydrogen supplied from the hydrogen storage unit; a pipe that connects the hydrogen storage unit and the fuel cell stack; and a power storage unit, the housing includes: an upper surface portion; a plurality of side surface portions; a ventilation hole, provided with the upper surface portion, configured to ventilate an inside and an outside of the housing; a ventilation hole, provided with a side surface portion of the plurality of side surface portions, configured to ventilate the inside and the outside of the housing; and an air supply device configured to discharge air taken in through one ventilation hole of the ventilation hole of the upper face portion and the ventilation hole of the side face portion from the other ventilation hole.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 8/2475 - Enclosures, casings or containers of fuel cell stacks
  • H01M 8/04082 - Arrangements for control of reactant parameters, e.g. pressure or concentration
  • H01M 8/04119 - Arrangements for control of reactant parameters, e.g. pressure or concentration of gaseous reactants with simultaneous supply or evacuation of electrolyte; Humidifying or dehumidifying
  • H01M 8/04014 - Heat exchange using gaseous fluids; Heat exchange by combustion of reactants

46.

AUTONOMOUS WORK MACHINE, AUTONOMOUS WORK MACHINE CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17577916
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-18
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Udagawa, Takamasa
  • Yamamura, Makoto
  • Takahashi, Hiroto
  • Honji, Masaya

Abstract

An autonomous work machine that works in a work area, comprising: a detection unit that detects a plurality of markers arranged to define the work area; a specifying unit that specifies marker information based on a detection result of the detection unit; a setting unit that sets a virtual line connecting the plurality of markers based on the marker information specified by the specifying unit; and a control unit that controls the autonomous work machine such that the autonomous work machine does not deviate to a region beyond the virtual line set by the setting unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

47.

HOUSING

      
Application Number 17517868
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Murakami, Yoshikazu
  • Matsunaga, Shinji
  • Arai, Takashi
  • Ando, Akiji

Abstract

A housing that houses a fuel cell system including: a hydrogen storage unit having a hydrogen supply/discharge hole and capable of storing hydrogen; a fuel cell stack that generates electric power using the supplied hydrogen; a pipe having one end connected to the supply/discharge hole and the other end connected to the fuel cell stack, and supplying the hydrogen stored in the hydrogen storage unit to the fuel cell stack; and a power storage unit that stores at least electric power obtained by electric power generation performed by the fuel cell stack, the housing includes: a first portion, in which the power storage unit is disposed on a lower surface portion of the housing; and a second portion, in which the supply/discharge hole, the fuel cell stack, and the pipe are provided, the second part being located higher than an upper surface portion of the power storage unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 16/00 - Structural combinations of different types of electrochemical generators
  • H01M 8/04014 - Heat exchange using gaseous fluids; Heat exchange by combustion of reactants

48.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING POWER GENERATING CELL STACK BODY

      
Application Number 17392513
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Namba, Kensuke
  • Takano, Ryo
  • Konno, Yosuke

Abstract

In a preparation process of a method for manufacturing a power generating cell stack, a stacking table provided with a vibratable stack guide portion projecting upward and a stack unit provided with a positioning portion guided by the stack guide portion are prepared. In the placing step, the stack unit is stacked on the stacking table by dropping the stack unit toward the stacking table while the positioning portion is stacked along the stack guide portion which is vibrated in the vertical direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 8/2475 - Enclosures, casings or containers of fuel cell stacks
  • H01M 8/1004 - Fuel cells with solid electrolytes characterised by membrane-electrode assemblies [MEA]
  • H01M 8/248 - Means for compression of the fuel cell stacks

49.

ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY

      
Application Number 17453175
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-01
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ohta, Masahiro
  • Taniuchi, Takuya

Abstract

To provide an electrode for a lithium-ion secondary battery that can reduce risk of a short circuit when a porous metal is used as a current collector. To provide an electrode for a lithium-ion secondary battery that can reduce risk of a short circuit when a porous metal is used as a current collector. An electrode for lithium-ion secondary battery having a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the electrode comprising a current collector and a current collector tab, wherein the current collector is constituted by a metal porous body having voids in communication with each other, wherein a surface of the current, collector, including surfaces of the voids, is covered with an ion conductor layer, and wherein an electrode active material is disposed on the surface of the ion conductor layer of the voids.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/04 - Processes of manufacture in general
  • H01M 4/13 - Electrodes for accumulators with non-aqueous electrolyte, e.g. for lithium-accumulators; Processes of manufacture thereof
  • H01M 4/36 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries

50.

AUTONOMOUS WORK SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17511675
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-27
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kawai, Toru

Abstract

An autonomous work system comprises a plurality of autonomous work machines. The plurality of autonomous work machines each comprises: a distance specifying unit configured to specify a distance to another autonomous work machine based on image information obtained by imaging surroundings; and a communication unit configured to receive a GNSS signal of a self-machine, and GNSS signal information that has been acquired based on a GNSS signal that has been received by the another autonomous work machine and position information of the another autonomous work machine; and a position specifying unit configured to specify a self-position in a self-work area, based on the position information of the another autonomous work machine and a distance to the another autonomous work machine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G01S 19/48 - Determining position by combining or switching between position solutions derived from the satellite radio beacon positioning system and position solutions derived from a further system
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot

51.

VEHICLE BODY SIDE STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17513887
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nei, Mikihito
  • Miyahara, Koji

Abstract

A vehicle body side structure is provided. A vehicle body side structure includes a front fender, a side sill garnish, and an aerodynamic duct. The front fender has a fender recess portion below a first wheel arch portion. The side sill garnish has a second wheel arch portion that faces the fender recess portion at the outer side in the vehicle width direction at interval and faces a rear end of the first wheel arch portion. The aerodynamic duct is interposed between the second wheel arch portion and the fender recess portion. The width of the second wheel arch portion gradually decreases in the front-rear direction of the vehicle body as it extends upward from the front end portion of the side sill garnish to an upper edge.

IPC Classes  ?

52.

FUEL CELL SEPARATOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FUEL CELL SEPARATOR

      
Application Number 17452231
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Noda, Akihiro
  • Saiki, Katsunori

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a fuel cell separator 1 Included in a fuel cell, and the fuel cell separator 1 includes: a substrate 11 made of stainless steel; a middle portion 30 including a power generating portion; and an outer peripheral portion 20 including a non-power generating portion. The middle portion 30 includes a dissimilar metal layer 12 different from the stainless steel included in the substrate on the substrate, and a carbon layer 13 provided on the dissimilar metal layer 12, and the outer peripheral portion 20 Includes a portion including the dissimilar metal layer 12, the carbon layer 13, and a resin layer 14 on the carbon layer, and a portion not including the dissimilar metal layer 12 or the carbon layer 13, and including the resin layer 14 on the substrate.

IPC Classes  ?

53.

MOVING BODY

      
Application Number 17429242
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-06
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fujihara, Naoki
  • Takizawa, Daijiro

Abstract

In this moving body, a walking assist device (1) is provided with: a plurality of drive wheels (50) capable of rotating about a plurality of rotational axes (51) disposed on a circumference centered on the same axis line (C); and a huh case (60) for supporting the plurality of rotational axes (51) so as to be able to revolve around the axis line (C). A first motor (10) is connected to the plurality of drive wheels (50) in a power transmissible manner so as to allow the plurality of drive wheels (50) to rotate, and a second motor (20) is connected to the huh case (60) in a power transmissible manner so as to allow the plurality of drive wheels (50) to revolve.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62B 5/02 - Accessories or details specially adapted for hand carts providing for travelling up or down a flight of stairs
  • B62B 3/00 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor
  • B62B 3/04 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor involving means for grappling or securing in place objects to be carried; Load handling equipment
  • B62B 3/12 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor characterised by three-wheeled construction
  • B62B 5/00 - Accessories or details specially adapted for hand carts
  • B62B 5/04 - Braking mechanisms; Locking devices against movement
  • A61H 3/04 - Wheeled walking aids for patients or disabled persons

54.

DRIVE ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR SADDLE RIDING-TYPE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17437430
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tamashima, Tsutomu
  • Nose, Tsubasa
  • Sakai, Kiyotaka
  • Uchisasai, Hiroaki
  • Kanbe, Yuta

Abstract

A drive assistance device for a saddle riding-type vehicle includes an outside detecting part that detects a situation around the vehicle, a brake device that brakes a host vehicle, a driving device that drives the host vehicle, and a controller that controls operation of the brake device and the driving device, and the controller performs following-travel-control that causes the host vehicle to travel with a first vehicular gap while following a preceding vehicle by actuating at least one of the brake device and the driving device, adjusts actuation of at least one of the brake device and the driving device when the outside detecting part detects a corner in a direction in which the host vehicle advances while the following-travel-control is performed, and performs control of setting a vehicular gap with respect to the preceding vehicle as a second vehicular gap that is greater than the first vehicular gap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62J 45/20 - Cycle computers as cycle accessories
  • B60W 30/16 - Control of distance between vehicles, e.g. keeping a distance to preceding vehicle
  • B60W 30/045 - Improving turning performance
  • B60W 10/04 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of propulsion units
  • B60W 10/18 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of braking systems
  • B62J 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass

55.

AUTONOMOUS WORK MACHINE, CONTROL DEVICE, AUTONOMOUS WORK MACHINE CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL DEVICE OPERATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17575606
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-13
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Udagawa, Takamasa
  • Yamamura, Makoto
  • Takahashi, Hiroto
  • Honji, Masaya

Abstract

An autonomous work machine that works in a work area, the autonomous work machine comprising: a storage unit that stores past captured images including one or more markers arranged to define the work area; a specifying unit that specifies a past captured image stored in the storage unit and similar to a current captured image captured by an image capturing unit; and a control unit that controls the autonomous work machine based on the past captured image specified by the specifying unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G06T 1/00 - General purpose image data processing
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras

56.

ROTOR FOR ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE

      
Application Number 17514205
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Tanaka, Shuhei

Abstract

A rotor for a rotary electric machine includes a rotor core in which a plurality of magnetic pole portions is provided. Each of the magnetic pole portions includes: a magnet insertion hole into which a permanent magnet is inserted. A d-axis-side space portion is provided inside the magnet insertion hole between the d-axis-side end portion of the permanent magnet and the d-axis-side end portion of the magnet insertion hole, and a q-axis-side space portion penetrating in the axial direction is provided inside the magnet insertion hole between the q-axis-side end portion of the permanent magnet and the q-axis-side end portion of the magnet insertion hole. The permanent magnet further includes: a first communication portion communicating the d-axis-side end portion with the q-axis-side end portion; and a second communication portion communicating the d-axis-side end portion with the q-axis-side end portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02K 1/27 - Rotor cores with permanent magnets
  • H02K 15/03 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining or repairing of dynamo-electric machines of stator or rotor bodies having permanent magnets

57.

B-PILLAR FOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17514026
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsuoka, Kiyohiko
  • Qiu, Kai

Abstract

A B-pillar for a vehicle includes an inner plate and an outer plate disposed to be opposite to each other; and a first reinforcing plate, wherein the inner plate and the outer plate forms a cavity, the cavity being surrounded by the inner plate and the outer plate to extend in a vertical direction and have a closed cross section, the first reinforcing plate is disposed in an upper region of the cavity, the first reinforcing plate includes a first reinforcing segment and a second reinforcing segment to be connected with each other, a front edge and a rear edge of the first reinforcing segment are connected to an inner wall surface of the cavity, and a front edge or a rear edge of the second reinforcing segment is apart away from the inner wall surface of the cavity with an interval therebetween to form a notch portion.

IPC Classes  ?

58.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, SERVICE SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17430342
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-20
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Fujita, Takahito

Abstract

An information processing device includes an acquirer that acquires first date and time information including information relating to a date and time at which a battery detachably installed in a moving body capable of moving by use of electric power is used and second date and time information including position information of a user's portable terminal and information relating to a date and time at which the position information is acquired; and an integrator that generates position history information of the battery on the basis of the first date and time information and the second date and time information acquired by the acquirer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 1/26 - Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
  • G06F 1/14 - Time supervision arrangements, e.g. real time clock

59.

Automobile, toy replica and/or other replicas

      
Application Number 29734809
Grant Number D0950653
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-15
First Publication Date 2022-05-03
Grant Date 2022-05-03
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Asano, Hitomaro
  • Ishii, Yuki

60.

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION STRUCTURE AND OUTBOARD MOTOR

      
Application Number 17417844
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-12-18
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Fukuda, Yoshihiko

Abstract

An exhaust gas purification structure of an outboard motor includes an exhaust gas pipe that has an exhaust gas passage through which exhaust gas of an engine can flow; and a catalyst that is provided in the exhaust gas passage and purifies the exhaust gas by allowing the exhaust gas to pass through the inside thereof. The exhaust gas pipe includes a coolant flow passage allowing a coolant that cools the exhaust gas to flow therethrough. An exhaust gas bypass passage allowing the exhaust gas to flow without passing through the catalyst is formed between the catalyst and an inner surface of the exhaust gas pipe forming the exhaust gas passage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63H 20/24 - Exhaust gas outlets
  • F01N 3/04 - Exhaust or silencing apparatus having means for purifying, rendering innocuous, or otherwise treating exhaust for cooling, or for removing solid constituents of, exhaust by means of liquids
  • F01N 13/18 - Construction facilitating manufacture, assembly or disassembly
  • F01P 3/20 - Cooling circuits not specific to a single part of engine or machine
  • B63H 20/28 - Cooling-water intakes

61.

CLUTCH LOCKING MECHANISM

      
Application Number 17427925
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-11-05
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tokito, Akira
  • Ono, Junya
  • Shimizu, Masahiro
  • Notsu, Kunihiro
  • Morita, Go

Abstract

A clutch locking mechanism is a clutch locking mechanism (80) mounted in a saddle type vehicle (1) and includes a clutch (26) which enters an engaged state where power can be transmitted when an actuator (28) is operated and returns to a disengaged state where power cannot be transmitted when the actuator (28) is not operated, and a locking mechanism (100) having an operator (101) which is able to bring the clutch (26) into the engaged state separately from an operation of the actuator (28).

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16D 23/12 - Mechanical clutch-actuating mechanisms arranged outside the clutch as such
  • B62H 1/02 - Articulated stands, e.g. in the shape of hinged arms
  • B62H 5/00 - Appliances preventing or indicating unauthorised use or theft of cycles; Locks integral with cycles

62.

SADDLED VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17434019
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-28
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Maeda, Hiroshi
  • Tatsumi, Hiroshi
  • Iizuka, Chikashi

Abstract

A saddled vehicle includes an information display unit (37) that displays information on a preceding vehicle (B1) which an own vehicle (M) follows when traveling, wherein a positional relationship between the own vehicle (M) and the preceding vehicle (B1) is recognized, and, in a case in which a change occurs in the positional relationship, a display mode of the preceding vehicle (B1) on the information display unit (37) is changed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • B60W 30/09 - Taking automatic action to avoid collision, e.g. braking and steering
  • B60W 50/14 - Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention

63.

BRAZING METHOD AND BRAZING APPRATUS

      
Application Number 17437438
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-07
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Okumura, Tokuji
  • Kaneko, Mitsugu
  • Fujiuchi, Hiroki
  • Goto, Akira
  • Arai, Hitoshi

Abstract

The present invention pertains to a brazing method and a brazing apparatus. This brazing method comprises: a brazing material supply step for supplying a brazing material to a to-be-welded part; and a laser irradiation step for irradiating the brazing material having been supplied to the to-be-welded part with a laser beam while moving the laser beam along a brazing direction to form a welding bead. In the laser irradiation step, a gas is injected toward an area to be injected with gas, which is an area encompassing the welding bead located rearward of a laser-irradiated portion of the brazing material in the brazing direction, from above said area or from a front side of said area in the brazing direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 1/005 - Soldering by means of radiant energy
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/14 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
  • B23K 3/08 - Auxiliary devices therefor

64.

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

      
Application Number 17451648
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-21
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sato, Kazuyuki
  • Fujino, Takeshi

Abstract

To provide a positive electrode active material capable of improving cycle characteristics of a lithium ion secondary battery and achieving a desirable discharge capacity. A positive electrode active material that is an aggregate of lithium compounds each including a lithium-containing transition metal oxide, includes particles having a surface on which a solid film including at least two of an inorganic salt including lithium, a solid particle, and an organic material, is formed. To provide a positive electrode active material capable of improving cycle characteristics of a lithium ion secondary battery and achieving a desirable discharge capacity. A positive electrode active material that is an aggregate of lithium compounds each including a lithium-containing transition metal oxide, includes particles having a surface on which a solid film including at least two of an inorganic salt including lithium, a solid particle, and an organic material, is formed. The solid film preferably includes at least the organic material, and preferably includes all of the inorganic salt including lithium, the solid particle, and the organic material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/36 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids
  • H01M 4/525 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of nickel, cobalt or iron of mixed oxides or hydroxides containing iron, cobalt or nickel for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiNiO2, LiCoO2 or LiCoOxFy
  • H01M 4/505 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of manganese of mixed oxides or hydroxides containing manganese for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiMn2O4 or LiMn2OxFy
  • H01M 4/04 - Processes of manufacture in general
  • H01M 4/62 - Selection of inactive substances as ingredients for active masses, e.g. binders, fillers

65.

ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE

      
Application Number 17484154
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Hiroya
  • Kotani, Takafumi
  • Miyagi, Kana
  • Matsuyama, Wataru

Abstract

A rotor has an opposing surface opposed to a stator, the opposing surface has flat surfaces extending in a tangential direction of a circle centered on an axial center of the rotor at a predetermined angular interval centered on the axial center, and a magnet is disposed on this flat surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02K 1/27 - Rotor cores with permanent magnets
  • H02K 1/02 - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES - Details of the magnetic circuit characterised by the magnetic material
  • H02K 15/03 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining or repairing of dynamo-electric machines of stator or rotor bodies having permanent magnets

66.

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17504551
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-19
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kato, Daichi

Abstract

A vehicle control device includes: a first line generator configured to generate a first line based on a shape of a road in a travel direction of a vehicle; a second line generator configured to generate a second line such that the second line is closer to the first line than in an initial state at a target arrival point by using the initial state including at least a lateral difference between the vehicle and the first line and a target state including at least the target arrival point as parameters of a geometric curve; a third line generator configured to generate a third line based on a target value for causing a lateral difference between the first line and the second line to approach zero by feedback control; and a travel controller configured to cause the vehicle to travel based on the third line.

IPC Classes  ?

67.

LIQUID SEALED DAMPER FOR OPENING AND CLOSING MEMBER

      
Application Number 17507230
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-21
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner
  • YAMASHITA RUBBER CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakamaru, Yuichi
  • Koguchi, Hideyuki
  • Kurota, Yasunobu
  • Kondo, Takashi
  • Matsuoka, Hideki

Abstract

A liquid sealed damper includes: an attachment portion attached to a peripheral portion of an opening of a vehicle or an opening and closing member for covering the opening; a contact portion to which an external force is input; an insulator configured to isolate vibration and connect the attachment portion and the contact portion; a main liquid chamber in which working liquid is sealed; an auxiliary liquid chamber having a wall portion formed of a diaphragm; and an orifice passage formed in the partition member and communicating with the main liquid chamber and the auxiliary liquid chamber. The partition member has a substantially circular surface forming a wall portion of the main liquid chamber. An opening portion at one end of the orifice passage is formed in the circular surface. The opening portion is formed to extend from an outer edge portion to a central portion of the circular surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16F 7/10 - Vibration-dampers; Shock-absorbers using inertia effect
  • E05F 5/02 - Braking devices, e.g. checks; Stops; Buffers specially for preventing the slamming of wings
  • F16F 15/023 - Suppression of vibrations of non-rotating, e.g. reciprocating, systems; Suppression of vibrations of rotating systems by use of members not moving with the rotating system using fluid means

68.

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17511563
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-27
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Yu, Kaijiang

Abstract

A vehicle control device recognizes an intersection present in front of a vehicle proceeding in a first direction on a first road, a first another vehicle proceeding in a second direction opposite to the first direction on the first road to approach the intersection, and a second another vehicle traveling after the first another vehicle, controls the vehicle based on a first relative relation between the first another vehicle and the vehicle and a second relative relation between the second another vehicle and the vehicle, determines, when the first and second another vehicles are expected to enter the second road, whether the vehicle enters the second road after the first another vehicle and before the second another vehicle or after the second another vehicle based on relative relations between a basis position and the vehicle, the first and second another vehicles, and controls the vehicle based on a determining result.

IPC Classes  ?

69.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17511785
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-27
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Komatsu, Daigo

Abstract

An electric vehicle includes a seat which is supported on a floor panel via a support member, a battery pack which is disposed behind the seat, and an air intake duct which has an air inlet and through which air taken in from the air inlet is supplied to the battery pack. The air inlet is disposed at a position overlapping the support member as viewed from above, and is located between the floor panel and the support member in an up-down direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion
  • B60L 58/26 - Methods or circuit arrangements for monitoring or controlling batteries or fuel cells, specially adapted for electric vehicles for monitoring or controlling batteries for controlling the temperature of batteries by cooling

70.

INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17512187
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-27
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kobayashi (deceased), Masahide
  • Yamaoka, Daisuke
  • Nedachi, Yoshiaki

Abstract

Provided is an information providing method in which a terminal apparatus including an imaging unit and a display unit displays, on the display unit, an image of a vehicle interior captured by the imaging unit. A plurality of devices are installed in the vehicle interior and classified into a plurality of types. The information providing method includes an image acquisition step of acquiring the image of the vehicle interior captured by the imaging unit, and a display step of displaying the image on the display unit, and in a case where at least one of the plurality of devices is included in the image, displaying a graphic corresponding to the device in a superimposed manner on the device and also displaying information indicating a type to which the device belongs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device

71.

LIQUID SEALED DAMPER FOR OPENING AND CLOSING MEMBER

      
Application Number 17525493
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-12
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner
  • YAMASHITA RUBBER CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakamaru, Yuichi
  • Koguchi, Hideyuki
  • Kurota, Yasunobu
  • Kondo, Takashi
  • Matsuoka, Hideki

Abstract

A liquid sealed damper includes: an attachment portion attached to a peripheral portion of an opening of a vehicle or an opening and closing member for covering the opening; a contact portion to which an external force is input; an insulator configured to isolate vibration and connect the attachment portion and the contact portion; a main liquid chamber in which working liquid is sealed, the insulator serving as a wall portion of the main liquid chamber; an auxiliary liquid chamber divided from the main liquid chamber by a partition member and having a wall portion formed of a diaphragm; and an orifice passage formed in the partition member and communicating with the main liquid chamber and the auxiliary liquid chamber. The partition member has an inner gap in the shape of a recess, and a part of the diaphragm is inserted into the inner gap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E05F 3/10 - Closers or openers with braking devices, e.g. checks; Construction of pneumatic or liquid braking devices with liquid piston brakes with a spring, other than a torsion spring, and a piston, the axes of which are the same or lie in the same direction

72.

GENERATOR PULLEY SYSTEM AND METHODS THEREOF

      
Application Number 17079045
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-23
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Horst, David Andrew

Abstract

The present disclosure provides a generator pulley system and methods thereof. Atop the generator pulley system may be a generator and battery for actuating at least one motor. A pull line may be retractably coupled to the front of the system. Alternatively, the pull line is not retractable. At least one sensor may be used to monitor the line. In an illustrative embodiment, the system may actuate the at least motor to steer in the direction of the pulled line. The battery may be recharged by the generator depending on its state of charge and period of time after requesting a movement of the generator.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02P 5/74 - Arrangements specially adapted for regulating or controlling the speed or torque of two or more electric motors controlling two or more ac dynamo-electric motors
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries

73.

MOLDED PRODUCT STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MOLDED PRODUCT

      
Application Number 17402584
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-15
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Ishii, Naoto

Abstract

A foam molded product having a reinforcement layer including a short fiber provided on a surface layer is a cushion member of a seat cushion on which an occupant sits in a vehicle seat. A reinforcement range with the reinforcement layer is set in a predetermined range of an exterior surface along a lower surface of the seat cushion. In the reinforcement range, a plurality of recesses recessed from the exterior surface toward inside of the foam molded product are formed, and the reinforcement layer is formed on the surface layer including an inner surface of each recess. A method of manufacturing the foam molded product includes adhering and depositing the charged short fiber onto a cavity surface of a mold to form a fiber layer, compressing the fiber layer with a silicone rubber sheet, and then molding the foam molded product.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60N 2/70 - Upholstery springs
  • B32B 3/30 - Layered products essentially comprising a layer with external or internal discontinuities or unevennesses, or a layer of non-planar form; Layered products essentially having particular features of form characterised by a layer with cavities or internal voids characterised by a layer formed with recesses or projections, e.g. grooved, ribbed
  • B32B 5/18 - Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material
  • B29C 43/20 - Making multilayered or multicoloured articles

74.

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MOLDED PRODUCT

      
Application Number 17469910
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-09
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Ishii, Naoto

Abstract

A method of manufacturing a foam molded product having a reinforcement layer including a short fiber provided on a surface layer. The method includes the following steps. In a fiber layer formation step, the short fiber is adhered to and deposited on a cavity surface of a mold to form a fiber layer. In a covering step, a silicone rubber sheet is arranged on the mold to cover the fiber layer. In a compression step, air is sucked between the silicone rubber sheet and the cavity surface to compress the fiber layer by the silicone rubber sheet and the cavity surface. In a molding preparation step, the silicone rubber sheet is removed from the fiber layer after compression, a foam material is suppled into a cavity of the mold, and the mold is clamped. In a molding step, the foam material in the cavity is foamed and cured.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 70/34 - Shaping by lay-up, i.e. applying fibres, tape or broadsheet on a mould, former or core; Shaping by spray-up, i.e. spraying of fibres on a mould, former or core and shaping or impregnating by compression
  • B29C 70/12 - Fibrous reinforcements only characterised by the structure of fibrous reinforcements using fibres of short length, e.g. in the form of a mat
  • B29C 70/54 - Component parts, details or accessories; Auxiliary operations

75.

MATERIAL LAYER FORMING DEVICE

      
Application Number 17472683
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-12
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ishii, Naoto
  • Kawahara, Yoshihiro
  • Shinozaki, Satoshi

Abstract

The disclosure provides a material layer forming device that can reduce scattering of a raw material blown out from a nozzle to efficiently deposit the raw material on a required portion of a blowout target surface. A fiber layer forming device 1A is a device that blows out short fibers F1 to a blowout target surface (wall surface 4b) and deposits the short fibers F1 on the blowout target surface to form a sheet-like fiber layer F2. The fiber layer forming device 1A includes a nozzle 10 having a blowout region 11c that blows out the short fibers F1. The nozzle 10 further includes a suction region 12c that is close to the blowout region 11c and sucks the short fibers F1 spreading to the outside of the blowout region 11c, among the short fibers F1 blown out from the blowout region 11c.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 70/30 - Shaping by lay-up, i.e. applying fibres, tape or broadsheet on a mould, former or core; Shaping by spray-up, i.e. spraying of fibres on a mould, former or core
  • B05B 1/34 - Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means designed to influence the nature of flow of the liquid or other fluent material, e.g. to produce swirl
  • B05B 14/10 - Arrangements for collecting, re-using or eliminating excess spraying material the excess material being particulate

76.

AUTONOMOUS WORK SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17481944
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-22
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Yamanaka, Makoto

Abstract

An autonomous work system controls an autonomous work machine that detects a magnetic field of an area signal generated by energization to an area wire disposed on an outer periphery of a work area, specifies a boundary of the work area based on the magnetic field, and works autonomously in the work area. The autonomous work system comprises: a storage unit configured to store position information of a plurality of the work areas; a setting unit configured to set, based on the position information, different energization modes; and an energization unit configured to energize, based on the energization modes, the area wires disposed on the respective outer peripheries of the plurality of adjacent work areas.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

77.

BATTERY CELL AND BATTERY MODULE

      
Application Number 17496454
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-07
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Sakurai, Atsushi

Abstract

A battery cell includes: an electrode unit including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a current collector, and a separator; a housing unit accommodating the electrode unit; a first insulator disposed inside the housing unit and between the electrode unit and the housing unit, an internal terminal disposed inside the housing unit and electrically connected to the current collector; a second insulator disposed inside the housing unit and between the internal terminal and the housing unit; and an external terminal disposed outside the housing unit. A contact surface of the first insulator with the electrode unit has indented shape. The first insulator is fixed to the housing unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/54 - Connection of several leads or tabs of plate-like electrode stacks, e.g. electrode pole straps or bridges
  • H01M 50/557 - Plate-shaped terminals
  • H01M 10/0585 - Construction or manufacture of accumulators having only flat construction elements, i.e. flat positive electrodes, flat negative electrodes and flat separators
  • H01M 50/517 - Methods for interconnecting adjacent batteries or cells by fixing means, e.g. screws, rivets or bolts
  • B60L 50/64 - Constructional details of batteries specially adapted for electric vehicles
  • H01M 50/103 - Primary casings, jackets or wrappings of a single cell or a single battery characterised by their shape or physical structure prismatic or rectangular

78.

BATTERY TYPE DETERMINATION DEVICE AND BATTERY TYPE DETERMINATION METHOD

      
Application Number 17504569
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-19
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tominaga, Yuki
  • Uchida, Tsubasa

Abstract

A battery type determination device according to an embodiment includes: an output controller configured to instruct a current application circuit to apply a specific current to a target battery; a voltage response measurer configured to measure a voltage response of the target battery with respect to the current applied using the output controller; a calculator configured to obtain an inductance value of the target battery on the basis of a current value applied using the output controller and a voltage value measured by the voltage response measurer; and a determiner configured to determine a type of the target battery on the basis of a specified value of an inductance according to the type of the target battery and an inductance value of the target battery obtained using the calculator.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/385 - Arrangements for measuring battery or accumulator variables
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • G01R 31/367 - Software therefor, e.g. for battery testing using modelling or look-up tables
  • H01M 10/42 - Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells

79.

LIQUID SEALED DAMPER FOR OPENING AND CLOSING MEMBER

      
Application Number 17507237
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-21
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner
  • YAMASHITA RUBBER CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakamaru, Yuichi
  • Koguchi, Hideyuki
  • Kurota, Yasunobu
  • Kondo, Takashi
  • Matsuoka, Hideki

Abstract

A liquid sealed damper includes: an attachment portion attached to a peripheral portion of an opening of a vehicle or an opening and closing member for covering the opening; a contact portion to which an external force is input; an insulator configured to isolate vibration and connect the attachment portion and the contact portion; a main liquid chamber in which working liquid is sealed; an auxiliary liquid chamber having a wall portion formed of a diaphragm; and an orifice passage formed in the partition member and communicating with the main liquid chamber and the auxiliary liquid chamber. The partition member has a substantially circular surface forming a wall portion of the main liquid chamber. An opening portion at one end of the orifice passage is formed in the circular surface. The opening portion is formed to extend from an outer edge portion to a central portion of the circular surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E05F 3/10 - Closers or openers with braking devices, e.g. checks; Construction of pneumatic or liquid braking devices with liquid piston brakes with a spring, other than a torsion spring, and a piston, the axes of which are the same or lie in the same direction

80.

BATTERY PROTECTION MEMBER AND VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17510520
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-26
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Chen, Zeming
  • Matsuoka, Kiyohiko
  • Liang, Chunlang

Abstract

A battery protection member includes a main body portion and a fixation portion, wherein the battery protection member is connected with a bottom portion of a vehicle via the fixation portion, and the battery protection member is disposed at a front-end side of a battery pack and to be apart from the battery pack. At least a part of a front-end portion of the battery pack is in a range with the fixation portion as a center and having a rotation radius of the battery protection member as a radius. An inclination surface is formed at the front-end side of the main body portion to extend from an upper side toward a rear side and a lower side, and when the inclination surface receives a collision, the angle between the inclination surface and a horizontal direction is decreased.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/242 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders characterised by physical properties of casings or racks, e.g. dimensions adapted for protecting batteries against vibrations, collision impact or swelling
  • H01M 50/249 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders specially adapted for aircraft or vehicles, e.g. cars or trains
  • H01M 50/202 - Casings or frames around the primary casing of a single cell or a single battery

81.

FUEL CELL AND FUEL CELL STACK

      
Application Number 17512242
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-27
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Okubo, Takuro
  • Goto, Shuhei

Abstract

Each of a fuel cell and a fuel cell stack includes an anode discharge passage connected to one end of a fuel gas flow field in the horizontal direction and configured to discharge a fuel gas in a stacking direction in which a membrane electrode assembly and separators are stacked, and a cathode discharge passage connected to another end of an oxygen-containing gas flow field in the horizontal direction and configured to discharge an oxygen-containing gas in the stacking direction. A bottom portion of a lowermost cathode discharge passage is provided below a bottom portion of a lowermost anode discharge passage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 8/2457 - Grouping of fuel cells, e.g. stacking of fuel cells with both reactants being gaseous or vaporised
  • H01M 8/1004 - Fuel cells with solid electrolytes characterised by membrane-electrode assemblies [MEA]
  • H01M 8/0258 - Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors characterised by the configuration of channels, e.g. by the flow field of the reactant or coolant
  • H01M 8/0267 - Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors having heating or cooling means, e.g. heaters or coolant flow channels

82.

Mixed-reality interaction with touch device

      
Application Number 17217007
Grant Number 11315335
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-04-26
Grant Date 2022-04-26
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Khoduzadeh, Alen

Abstract

A system for mixed-reality interaction with a touch device may include a mixed-reality device including a sensor, a mapping device, a simulator, and a display and a touch device including an input device. The input device of the touch device and the sensor of the mixed-reality device may detect a human-touch-device interaction. The mapping device may calibrate, correlate, and map the human-touch-device interaction from a real-world environment to a mixed-reality environment. The input device of the touch device may receive an input based on the human-touch-device interaction. The simulator of the mixed-reality device may render a view of the human-touch-device interaction within the mixed-reality environment and a view of an action within the mixed-reality environment corresponding to the input determined based on the human-touch-device interaction. The display of the mixed-reality device may display the rendered views.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
  • G01C 21/00 - Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups

83.

POWER GENERATION CELL AND FUEL CELL STACK

      
Application Number 17074908
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-20
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ebato, Yutaka
  • Terada, Satoru

Abstract

A power generation cell of a fuel cell stack includes a resin frame equipped MEA and a first metal separator and a second metal separator. In the power generation cell, the relationship of P1>P2>P3 is satisfied, where P1 indicates a first surface pressure applied from a first seal part and a second seal part to a resin frame member, P2 indicates a second surface pressure applied from a first support part and a second support part to the overlap part, and P3 indicates a third surface pressure applied from first flow field forming protrusions and second flow field forming protrusions to the power generation area.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 8/0258 - Collectors; Separators, e.g. bipolar separators; Interconnectors characterised by the configuration of channels, e.g. by the flow field of the reactant or coolant
  • H01M 8/0232 - Metals or alloys
  • H01M 8/0273 - Sealing or supporting means around electrodes, matrices or membranes with sealing or supporting means in the form of a frame
  • H01M 8/1004 - Fuel cells with solid electrolytes characterised by membrane-electrode assemblies [MEA]
  • H01M 8/04828 - Humidity; Water content
  • H01M 8/04089 - Arrangements for control of reactant parameters, e.g. pressure or concentration of gaseous reactants

84.

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, POWER SUPPLY METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17469911
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-09
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sakai, Ryoji
  • Nakagawa, Takuto

Abstract

The power supply system includes: a fuel cell, capable of generating power; a power storage device, storing power generated by the fuel cell; and a control device, controlling at least the fuel cell. The control device, under a tendency that power consumption of a load at least connected with the fuel cell and the power storage device decreases, determines a first lower limit power based on power generated by the fuel cell before a predetermined time, causes the fuel cell to generate second power equal to or greater than the first lower limit power when first power generated by the fuel cell determined based on a power supplied to the load drops below the first lower limit power, and determines the first lower limit power with a tendency that the greater the generated power, the greater a difference between the generated power and the first lower limit power is increased.

IPC Classes  ?

85.

OIL APPLICATION DEVICE

      
Application Number 17498790
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-12
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Miyashita, Keita
  • Ushiku, Kazuaki
  • Kitamura, Kenji
  • Kan, Xuan
  • Inoue, Takao
  • Onda, Hideaki

Abstract

An oil application device includes an oil supply member capable of selectively supplying oil to a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface of a flat wire. The oil supply member includes a first side surface and a second side surface. A part of the first side surface is a first application surface that is in contact with a part of the first lateral surface. Another part of the first side surface is a first non-application surface spaced apart from the first lateral surface. A part of the second side surface is a second application surface that is in contact with a part of the second lateral surface. Another part of the second side surface is a second non-application surface spaced apart from the second lateral surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16N 7/04 - Arrangements for supplying oil or unspecified lubricant from a stationary reservoir or the equivalent in or on the machine or member to be lubricated with gravity feed or drip lubrication with oil flow promoted by vibration
  • F16N 7/14 - Arrangements for supplying oil or unspecified lubricant from a stationary reservoir or the equivalent in or on the machine or member to be lubricated the lubricant being conveyed from the reservoir by mechanical means

86.

GAS TURBINE SYSTEM AND GAS TURBINE POWER GENERATOR

      
Application Number 17499895
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-13
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Tamada, Shunichiro

Abstract

There are provided a gas turbine system and a gas turbine power generator that can achieve an increase in output power and a decrease in fuel efficiency together and curb an increase in cost and weight. There is also provided a gas turbine system that can stably supply a necessary amount of air to a combustor even when a compressor and a turbine on one side are stopped. The gas turbine system 1 includes a plurality of gas turbine units 2 and 3, a single combustor 4, a plurality of pipes 5, a plurality of on-off valves 6, and a control unit 7. In a first operation mode, the control unit 7 controls switching-on/off of the on-off valves 6 such that air is supplied to the combustor 4 from a first compressor 21 and a second compressor 31. In a second operation mode, the control unit 7 controls switching-on/off of the on-off valves 6 such that air compressed in stages while sequentially passing through the first compressor 21 and the second compressor 31 is supplied to the combustor 4, and supplies air to turbines such that they can be expanded in stages.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F02C 9/18 - Control of working fluid flow by bleeding, by-passing or acting on variable working fluid interconnections between turbines or compressors or their stages
  • F02C 6/20 - Adaptations of gas-turbine plants for driving vehicles

87.

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17562379
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-27
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kanoh, Tadahiko
  • Horiba, Ayumu
  • Yashiro, Katsuya
  • Oguro, Chihiro

Abstract

A control system for a vehicle capable of traveling in first and second traveling states is provided. The second traveling state requires an operation related to traveling by a passenger more than the first traveling state. The system changes, based on a traveling situation of the vehicle, an upper limit speed at which the vehicle can travel in the first traveling state. The system performs notification to the passenger of a request for a predetermined operation at a timing when a traveling speed of the vehicle reaches a predetermined speed when switching from the first traveling state to the second traveling state. A difference between the upper limit speed and the predetermined speed is increased in a case where the upper limit speed is high compared to a case where the upper limit speed is low.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 50/16 - Tactile feedback to the driver, e.g. vibration or force feedback to the driver on the steering wheel or the accelerator pedal
  • B60W 50/08 - Interaction between the driver and the control system
  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • B60W 30/14 - Cruise control
  • B60W 40/105 - Speed
  • B60W 40/072 - Curvature of the road

88.

BACKUP POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR SHIFT-BY-WIRE SYSTEM AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17431022
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-12-24
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner
  • PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kageyama, Youichi
  • Kato, Hiroki

Abstract

A backup power supply system for a shift-by-wire system includes a power storage unit and a control unit. Power storage unit supplies power to a shift-by-wire system. When at least one of a first condition or a second condition is satisfied, control unit outputs an instruction signal, instructing that a shift range of an automatic transmission should be changed into a parking range, to shift-by-wire system. First condition requires that the duration for which output voltage of the mains power supply remains equal to or less than a first voltage threshold value should be longer than a first duration. Second condition requires that the duration for which the output voltage of the mains power supply remains equal to or less than a second voltage threshold value, smaller than the first voltage threshold value, should be longer than a second duration which is shorter than the first duration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 9/06 - Circuit arrangements for emergency or stand-by power supply, e.g. for emergency lighting in which the distribution system is disconnected from the normal source and connected to a standby source with automatic change-over
  • H02J 7/34 - Parallel operation in networks using both storage and other dc sources, e.g. providing buffering

89.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCKING A CHARGING PORT TO CHARGE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17074858
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-20
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Cun, David Wong
  • Harty, Ryan Douglas Roy
  • Shinzaki, Satoru

Abstract

A system and method for locking a charging port to charge an electric vehicle that includes determining that the electric vehicle is located within a predetermined distance of a charging station and determining when the charging port of an electric vehicle supply equipment of the charging station is attached to the electric vehicle to actively charge the electric vehicle. The system and method also include determining if the charging station accesses a parking citation associated with parking of the electric vehicle if the electric vehicle is not attached to the charging port. The system and method additionally include locking the charging port to the electric vehicle to disallow decoupling of the charging port from the electric vehicle by an unauthorized individual to avoid the parking citation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07C 9/00 - Individual registration on entry or exit
  • B60L 53/16 - Connectors, e.g. plugs or sockets, specially adapted for charging electric vehicles
  • B60L 53/66 - Data transfer between charging stations and vehicles
  • E05B 65/00 - Locks for special use
  • G06F 16/24 - Querying
  • G06Q 40/00 - Finance; Insurance; Tax strategies; Processing of corporate or income taxes
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G01S 19/01 - Satellite radio beacon positioning systems transmitting time-stamped messages, e.g. GPS [Global Positioning System], GLONASS [Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System] or GALILEO

90.

BRAZING DEVICE AND BRAZING METHOD

      
Application Number 17424902
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-27
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Oyama, Satoshi
  • Kobori, Hiromu
  • Takahashi, Akihiko
  • Kitagawa, Jun
  • Takahara, Shimpei

Abstract

This brazing device is provided with: a brazing laser beam emission unit; and a removal laser beam emission unit that emits, toward foreign matters, a removal laser beam for removing the foreign matters adhered to the surface of a workpiece when joining the workpiece, wherein the emission direction of the removal laser beam in inclined, with respect to the emission direction of the brazing laser beam, at a predetermined angle in a direction in which the emission position of the removal laser beam approaches the emission position of the removal laser beam.

IPC Classes  ?

91.

CU/CU2O INTERFACE NANOSTRUCTURES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CO2 REDUCTION

      
Application Number 17428006
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-26
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Chen, Gugang
  • Rao, Yi
  • Li, Xia

Abstract

A method of electrochemical reduction of CO2 includes the use of a catalyst of Cu/Cu2O particles including Cu/Cu2O interfaces. The catalyst may be included in an electrochemical cell for the conversion of CO2 to value-added products. The electrochemical cell may include an anode, a cathode including the Cu/Cu2O particles including Cu/Cu2O interfaces, and an aqueous medium containing CO2 or CO3−2. The CO2 or CO3−2 is reduced by contacting the Cu/Cu2O particles with the aqueous medium while supplying electricity to the cell. The conversion of CO2 by the electrochemical reduction thereof has higher Faradaic Efficiency due to the Cu/Cu2O interfaces in the Cu/Cu2O particles.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C25B 11/091 - Electrodes formed of electrocatalysts on a substrate or carrier characterised by the electrocatalysts material consisting of two or more catalytic elements or catalytic compounds
  • C25B 3/26 - Reduction of carbon dioxide
  • C25B 9/17 - Cells comprising dimensionally-stable non-movable electrodes; Assemblies of constructional parts thereof
  • C25B 3/07 - Oxygen containing compounds

92.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND WORK SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17492909
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-04
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamanaka, Makoto
  • Sato, Takayuki
  • Okubo, Susumu
  • Kigami, Minami
  • Matsui, Yuki

Abstract

An information management apparatus that manages information on a self-propelled work machine, the apparatus comprising a registration unit that registers one or more users, a receiving unit that receives a predetermined request from the work machine, a notification unit that notifies the registered one or more users of the request, and a providing unit that provides an incentive to a user who has responded to the request, the user being among the registered one or more users.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
  • G07C 5/00 - Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
  • G06Q 10/00 - Administration; Management

93.

FUEL CELL GASKET

      
Application Number 17428077
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-09
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner
  • NOK CORPORATION (Japan)
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimazoe, Toshihiro
  • Goto, Shuhei

Abstract

A bipolar plate is provided that prevents pressure leaks from occurring at a seal bead. A fuel battery gasket is provided. The gasket is structured to include a pair of metal-made bipolar plates, seal beads, and a tunnel. The bipolar plates are interposed between a plurality of reaction electrode portions. The bipolar plates are fastened together with the reaction electrode portions and thereby joined to each other. The seal beads are provided at one or both of the bipolar plates by being patterned in full-bead forms. The tunnel is bridged between the adjacent seal beads and allows their insides to communicate with each other. When a height of the seal bead is H1 and a height of the tunnel is H2, H1/H2 is set to be equal to or larger than 1.6.

IPC Classes  ?

94.

Vehicle body front structure

      
Application Number 17194405
Grant Number 11305821
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-08
First Publication Date 2022-04-19
Grant Date 2022-04-19
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Suzaki, Akinari
  • Minochi, Atsushi
  • Kato, Tomoyuki
  • Todaka, Shinichi
  • Takemoto, Hirofumi
  • Chigira, Yusuke

Abstract

A front vehicle body structure includes a windshield and a lighting body unit provided beside and along an end surface of the windshield in a vehicle width direction. The lighting body unit has a lighting body and an outer lens that is disposed along the end surface of the windshield and transmits light from the lighting body. A gap is provided between the windshield and the outer lens. The outer lens has a front surface portion facing a front side of a vehicle, and a side surface portion extending toward a rear side of the vehicle from an end of the front surface portion on the windshield side. A chamfered portion is provided at an outside corner portion formed by the front surface portion and the side surface portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 25/08 - Front or rear portions
  • B62D 25/12 - Parts or details thereof
  • F21S 41/26 - Elongate lenses
  • F21S 41/29 - Attachment thereof
  • F21S 41/63 - Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps characterised by a variable light distribution by acting on refractors, filters or transparent cover plates

95.

Front grille garnish for automobile

      
Application Number 29744448
Grant Number D0949077
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-29
First Publication Date 2022-04-19
Grant Date 2022-04-19
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Koo, Jaryong
  • Ohnuma, Norihito

96.

METALLIC LITHIUM BASED BATTERY ELECTRODES, FORMATION THEREOF, AND USES THEREOF

      
Application Number 17069313
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-13
First Publication Date 2022-04-14
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Harutyunyan, Avetik

Abstract

Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to lithium metal based electrodes, formation thereof, and uses thereof. In an aspect is provided an electrode that includes a current collector layer, a boron-carbon containing nanostructure, and a lithium metal layer. In another aspect is provided an electrode that includes a current collector layer, boron-carbon containing graphene, and a lithium metal layer. In another aspect is provided an electrode that includes a current collector layer, graphene, a plurality of boron-carbon containing nanotubes, and a lithium metal layer. Batteries including such electrodes are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/133 - Electrodes based on carbonaceous material, e.g. graphite-intercalation compounds or CFx
  • H01M 4/66 - Selection of materials
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries
  • H01M 4/04 - Processes of manufacture in general
  • H01M 4/02 - Electrodes composed of, or comprising, active material

97.

VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17416815
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-12-21
First Publication Date 2022-04-14
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Miyamoto, Tetsu
  • Katagiri, Toshikatsu
  • Aoki, Kengo
  • Fujihara, Naoki
  • Uno, Ayumu
  • Otani, Takeshi
  • Nakamura, Naoyuki
  • Sugitate, Kenta
  • Kobayashi, Hiroto
  • Ito, Satoko

Abstract

A vehicle includes a battery, an air conditioner, a first temperature adjustment circuit including a first pump and a chiller, a second temperature adjustment circuit including a second pump and a radiator, a coupling passage configured to connect the first temperature adjustment circuit and the second temperature adjustment circuit to form a coupling circuit, an electromagnetic switching valve configured to switch between a circulation state in which the heat medium can circulate through the coupling circuit and a non-circulation state in which the heat medium cannot circulate through the coupling circuit, a first temperature sensor configured to acquire a first temperature which is a temperature of the battery, and a control device configured to select any one mode of a plurality of modes in accordance with the first temperature.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60L 58/26 - Methods or circuit arrangements for monitoring or controlling batteries or fuel cells, specially adapted for electric vehicles for monitoring or controlling batteries for controlling the temperature of batteries by cooling
  • B60H 1/00 - Heating, cooling or ventilating devices
  • B60L 53/62 - Monitoring or controlling charging stations in response to charging parameters, e.g. current, voltage or electrical charge

98.

VEHICLE BODY SIDE STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17428644
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-29
First Publication Date 2022-04-14
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hida, Kazunori
  • Sakai, Hiroyuki

Abstract

A vehicle body side structure includes a side panel assembly and a floor assembly. The side panel assembly has a side sill outer panel part fixed to a side sill reinforcement member and a fastening nut provided on a rear end portion of the side sill reinforcement member. The floor assembly has a wheel arch reinforcement member fixed to an inner panel front portion and a collar interposed between the wheel arch reinforcement member and the inner panel front portion. The side panel assembly is assembled to the floor assembly by fastening a fastening bolt to the fastening nut.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 25/02 - Side panels
  • B62D 25/04 - Door pillars
  • B62D 25/20 - Floors or bottom sub-units
  • B62D 27/02 - Connections between superstructure sub-units rigid
  • B62D 21/15 - Understructures, i.e. chassis frame on which a vehicle body may be mounted having impact absorbing means, e.g. a frame designed to permanently or temporarily change shape or dimension upon impact with another body

99.

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

      
Application Number 17450286
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-08
First Publication Date 2022-04-14
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sato, Kazuyuki
  • Fujino, Takeshi

Abstract

To provide a positive electrode active material capable of improving cycle characteristics of a lithium ion secondary battery and achieving a desirable discharge capacity. A positive electrode active material that is an aggregate of lithium compounds each including a lithium-containing transition metal oxide, includes particles having a surface on which a solid film including a plurality of types of lithium salts is formed. The solid film preferably includes a fluorine compound and a phosphorus compound. The solid film preferably contains 70 mol % or more of fluorine atoms with respect to the total number of moles of the fluorine atoms and phosphorus atoms.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/62 - Selection of inactive substances as ingredients for active masses, e.g. binders, fillers
  • H01M 4/505 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of manganese of mixed oxides or hydroxides containing manganese for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiMn2O4 or LiMn2OxFy
  • H01M 4/525 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of nickel, cobalt or iron of mixed oxides or hydroxides containing iron, cobalt or nickel for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiNiO2, LiCoO2 or LiCoOxFy
  • H01M 4/36 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries

100.

VEHICLE BODY SIDE STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17471132
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-09
First Publication Date 2022-04-14
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Baiju, Kodai
  • Sakai, Hiroyuki
  • Ogawa, Yasunobu

Abstract

Provided is a vehicle body side structure capable of improving electrodeposition coating of a center pillar, ensuring sealability of door seal members, and further ensuring strength and rigidity. The vehicle body side structure includes front flange bulging portions and rear flange bulging portions on a center pillar inner panel. Further, a center pillar stiffener has front through holes and rear through holes communicating with a first closed cross section. A center pillar outer panel includes front and rear step passages and that communicate the front and rear through holes with a second closed cross section. The center pillar stiffeners is overlapped with the front bulging portions and the rear flange bulging portions so as to form front gap passages and rear gap passages that communicate the first closed cross section with the outside.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 21/15 - Understructures, i.e. chassis frame on which a vehicle body may be mounted having impact absorbing means, e.g. a frame designed to permanently or temporarily change shape or dimension upon impact with another body
  • B62D 25/02 - Side panels
  • B62D 25/04 - Door pillars
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