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1.

SADDLE-RIDING VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17641448
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-24
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Iizuka, Chikashi
  • Tomura, Kineo

Abstract

A saddle-riding vehicle includes a front wheel suspension device which supports a steering wheel (front wheel) and a steering handle (bar handle 4), a chassis frame which supports the front wheel suspension device to be steerable, a handle lock mechanism 60 which locks the steering of the front wheel suspension device with respect to the chassis frame at a predetermined handle lock position P1, a steering actuator 43 which applies an assist torque to the front wheel suspension device, and a control device 23 which controls the driving of the steering actuator 43. The control device 23 operates the steering actuator 43 so that the front wheel suspension device is turned to the handle lock position P1 when detecting a predetermined lock standby state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62H 5/02 - Appliances preventing or indicating unauthorised use or theft of cycles; Locks integral with cycles for locking the steering mechanism
  • B62K 21/02 - Front wheel forks or equivalent, e.g. single tine
  • B62K 21/12 - Handlebars; Handlebar stems
  • B62H 1/02 - Articulated stands, e.g. in the shape of hinged arms

2.

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL, CELL OPERATION SYSTEM AND CELL OPERATION METHOD

      
Application Number 17745936
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-17
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sugai, Satoshi
  • Takasugi, Shoji

Abstract

An anode current collector of an electrochemical cell includes an inner portion in which a first hole is formed, and an outer portion located outside the inner portion and in which a second hole is formed. The first hole has a cross-sectional area that increases toward a supply flow path, and the second hole has a cross-sectional area that increases toward an electrolyte membrane.

IPC Classes  ?

3.

POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING POWER DISTRIBUTION

      
Application Number 17746868
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-17
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kopp, Martin

Abstract

A power management system, comprises a power generating unit, a power output unit to distribute the electrical power generated by the power generating unit to a household and to a receiving unit, different from the household, wherein the receiving unit is a battery and/or a power grid, a grid power output unit to output electrical power supplied from a power grid to the household and/or to the receiving unit, a condition requirement setting unit to receive condition requirement data and a time period after which the receiving unit has to satisfy the required condition, a prediction data input unit to receive prediction data that indicates a prediction of the electrical power generated by the power generating unit over the time period, a control unit that is adapted to receive the condition requirement data from the condition requirement setting unit and the prediction data from the prediction data input unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/042 - Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers using digital processors
  • H02J 3/00 - Circuit arrangements for ac mains or ac distribution networks
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • 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
  • B60L 55/00 - Arrangements for supplying energy stored within a vehicle to a power network, i.e. vehicle-to-grid [V2G] arrangements

4.

TORQUE ROD

      
Application Number 17663668
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-17
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Obata, Isao
  • Ito, Yuho

Abstract

A torque rod includes a drive side connecting part that is connected to a drive source, a vehicle body side connecting part that is connected to a vehicle body, and a coupling part that couples the drive side connecting part with the vehicle body side connecting part. The drive side connecting part includes a cylindrical cylinder part provided to the coupling part, a plate spring provided within the cylinder part, and an attachment member that attaches to the drive source. The attachment member is connected to the cylinder part via the plate spring elastically deformed by the movement of the attachment member due to vibrations of the drive source.

IPC Classes  ?

5.

SECONDARY BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17743489
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-13
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Sakurai, Atsushi

Abstract

A secondary battery cooling structure according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a circulation circuit that circulates a fluid; an exterior body having a connection port that communicates with the circulation circuit; and an electrode laminate body having a flat plate shape, accommodated in the exterior body, and formed to be sealed by a resin film, wherein the exterior body and the electrode laminate body are provided to be spaced apart from each other, and the fluid flows through a space between the exterior body and the electrode laminate body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/6568 - Liquids characterised by flow circuits, e.g. loops, located externally to the cells or cell casings
  • H01M 10/613 - Cooling or keeping cold
  • H01M 10/6556 - Solid parts with flow channel passages or pipes for heat exchange

6.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPLETING JOINT RISK LOCALIZATION AND REASONING IN DRIVING SCENARIOS

      
Application Number 17388256
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-29
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Malla, Srikanth

Abstract

A system and method for completing joint risk localization and reasoning in driving scenarios that include receiving a plurality of images associated with a driving scene of an ego agent. The system and method also include inputting image data associated with the plurality of images to an encoder and inputting concatenated features to a decoder that identifies at least one of: an important traffic agent and an important traffic infrastructure that is located within the driving scene of the ego agent. The system and method further include controlling at least one system of the ego agent to provide a response to account for the at least one of: the important traffic agent and the important traffic infrastructure that is located within the driving scene of the ego agent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • G06T 7/246 - Analysis of motion using feature-based methods, e.g. the tracking of corners or segments
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • B60W 40/04 - Traffic conditions
  • B60W 50/14 - Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention
  • B60W 10/30 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of auxiliary equipment, e.g. air-conditioning compressors or oil pumps
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods

7.

WORK MACHINE

      
Application Number 17771830
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-31
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Koike, Yuki
  • Tsuruoka, Shingo
  • Kurihara, Mai
  • Namiki, Takuma
  • Naoe, Gaku

Abstract

A work machine wherein motive power of a drive part is transmitted to an operation part through a shaft, the shaft being inserted into a cylindrical part and supported by a plurality of bearing members. In the cylindrical part, the plurality of bearing members are disposed on the node side of vibration generated in the shaft or the cylindrical part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A01D 34/90 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters specially adapted for particular purposes for carrying by the operator

8.

EVALUATION SYSTEM OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, EVALUATION METHOD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, EVALUATION PROGRAM, AND CORRECTION DATA

      
Application Number 17771260
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-11-06
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fukumoto, Takio
  • Shionoya, Takao

Abstract

An evaluation-data acquisition unit acquires evaluation data on a target intellectual property right which is an intellectual property right to be evaluated. A necessity determination unit determines the necessity of the target intellectual property right on which the evaluation data is acquired by the evaluation-data acquisition unit by using an evaluation model that is generated by machine learning using evaluation data on intellectual property rights and determination results on the necessity of the intellectual property rights as training data and that receives input of evaluation data and outputs necessity determination data indicating the necessity.

IPC Classes  ?

9.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL OF A MINI-GRID

      
Application Number 17326178
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-20
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Polania Castro, Boris Hernan

Abstract

A system and method for controlling a mini-grid. In one embodiment, a computer implemented method includes receiving an aggregated demand for a mini-grid from an aggregator based on electrical data. The mini-grid includes a plurality of energy consuming devices and at least one distributed energy resource associated with a user. The method also includes receiving one or more energy pricing schemes from one or more utility providers. The method further includes determining price points for the aggregated demand based on the one or more energy pricing schemes. The method yet further includes generating a usage schedule based on the aggregated demand and the price points. The usage schedule includes a schedule to provide energy to at least one energy consuming device of the plurality of energy consuming devices. The method includes transmitting a notification to the aggregator for the least one energy consuming device based on the usage schedule.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • B60L 53/64 - Optimising energy costs, e.g. responding to electricity rates
  • B60L 53/62 - Monitoring or controlling charging stations in response to charging parameters, e.g. current, voltage or electrical charge
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination

10.

WORK MACHINE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17864918
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-14
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Enomoto, Takayuki
  • Yamaji, Takeshi
  • Mizuno, Yuta
  • Takahashi, Hiroya
  • Minami, Fumio
  • Shimizu, Norikazu

Abstract

A work machine comprises, a drive source, a working unit that includes a rotary member rotated by the drive source and performs a predetermined work by rotation of the rotary member, and a control unit that controls the drive source so that output of the rotary member partially takes different values in one rotation of the rotary member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A01D 34/00 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters
  • A01D 34/76 - Driving mechanisms for the cutters
  • A01D 34/71 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters characterised by features relating to the type of cutting apparatus having rotating cutters having cutters rotating about a vertical axis with means for discharging mown material

11.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF VEHICLE DESIGN WITH CONTROLLED PROCESSING OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

      
Application Number 17319853
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-13
First Publication Date 2022-11-17
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Delaney, Sayaka
  • Segawa, Makoto
  • Arima, Takero

Abstract

A method for vehicle design includes accessing a plurality of confidential documents secured by at least one access mechanism. The method also includes extracting a set of parallel data including at least one of: a vehicle feature implementing the innovative vehicle technology, a vehicle feature cost, and a vehicle feature production time, and storing each set of parallel data in a parallel data store. The method includes mapping a customer vehicle attribute to the vehicle feature in each set of parallel data by applying a customer core values model. Further, the method includes identifying potential vehicle features from the parallel data store that satisfy one or more production constraints and optimizes customer value according to the customer vehicle attributes. The method also includes generating a vehicle feature production list for the new vehicle model based on the potential vehicle features.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 30/15 - Vehicle, aircraft or watercraft design

12.

VEHICLE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 17618898
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-25
First Publication Date 2022-11-17
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Saito, Jin
  • Matsuda, Noriyuki

Abstract

A vehicle including: a communicator configured to communicate with an external terminal; an acquirer configured to acquire detection results acquired by sensors disposed in predetermined portions of the vehicle; an estimator configured to estimate submerged portions of the vehicle that is submerged on the basis of the detection results acquired by the acquirer; and a controller configured to change a communication destination of the vehicle by controlling the communicator in accordance with the submerged portions estimated by the estimator.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 40/12 - Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit related to parameters of the vehicle itself
  • B60W 40/02 - Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit related to ambient conditions
  • B60W 50/14 - Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention

13.

VEHICLE HEAT EXCHANGE APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17659494
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-18
First Publication Date 2022-11-17
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tominaga, Takuro
  • Fujikawa, Takuya

Abstract

Provided is a vehicle heat exchange apparatus having a structure that allows a gap between a radiator and another heat exchanger disposed side by side therein to be closed in a simple and stable manner even it the radiator and the heat exchanger are largely spaced from each other. A vehicle heat exchange apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a radiator, a heat exchanger, air barrier walls, and closure members. The radiator has a core and tanks provided on left and right sides of the core. The heat exchanger is disposed side by side with the radiator in a front-back direction of a vehicle. The air barrier walls are provided on the respective tanks and extend toward the heat exchanger while leaving a gap between the air barrier walls and the heat exchanger. The closure members each close at least a portion of the gap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 11/04 - Arrangement or mounting of radiators, radiator shutters, or radiator blinds
  • F01P 11/10 - Guiding or ducting cooling-air to or from liquid-to-air heat-exchangers

14.

ROTARY ATOMIZATION TYPE PAINTING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17739270
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-09
First Publication Date 2022-11-17
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kikuchi, Takashi
  • Yashima, Osamu
  • Hasegawa, Takumi

Abstract

A rotary atomization type painting apparatus has a bell cup attached to a rotary drive shaft. A side surface of the bell cup is formed to be parallel to the rotary drive shaft. An inner surface of the side surface portion is provided with a first groove portion, a second groove portion, and a third groove portion that are recessed toward a direction of an outer surface of the side surface portion. The first groove portion, the second groove portion, and the third groove portion are provided with a first insertion hole, a second insertion hole, and a third insertion hole. The first insertion hole, the second insertion hole, and the third insertion hole pass through the inner surface and the outer surface, and eject a paint to the outside of the bell cup.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B05B 3/10 - Spraying or sprinkling apparatus with moving outlet elements or moving deflecting elements with rotating elements discharging over substantially the whole periphery of the rotating member

15.

WATER ELECTROLYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ACTIVATING WATER ELECTROLYSIS DEVICE

      
Application Number 17731269
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-28
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mitsuta, Naoki
  • Kojima, Shuichiro

Abstract

A water electrolysis system includes a water electrolysis cell, a power supply, an oxygen tank, and a control device. The water electrolysis cell has a solid polymer electrolyte membrane and an anode and a cathode provided on both sides of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane in a thickness direction. The water electrolysis cell electrolyzes water by applying a voltage between the anode and the cathode using the power supply. The control device makes the pressure of oxygen generated at the anode relatively higher than the pressure of hydrogen generated at the cathode according to the electrolysis of the water in the water electrolysis cell. The control device makes the pressure of the anode side of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane relatively higher than the pressure of the cathode side by supplying the oxygen from the oxygen tank to the anode before the electrolysis starts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C25B 1/04 - Hydrogen or oxygen by electrolysis of water
  • C25B 15/02 - Process control or regulation
  • C25B 9/30 - Cells comprising movable electrodes, e.g. rotary electrodes; Assemblies of constructional parts thereof
  • C25B 9/65 - Means for supplying current; Electrode connections; Electric inter-cell connections
  • C25B 9/17 - Cells comprising dimensionally-stable non-movable electrodes; Assemblies of constructional parts thereof
  • C25B 15/08 - Supplying or removing reactants or electrolytes; Regeneration of electrolytes

16.

AIRBAG DEVICE FOR SADDLED VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17763415
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-30
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kurohori, Seiichi
  • Sato, Takashi
  • Aikyo, Yutaka
  • Fuma, Makoto
  • Habu, Masaru
  • Murakami, Sho

Abstract

To enable a retainer to be easily manufactured in accordance with a position where an inflator is disposed. In an airbag device for a saddled vehicle including: a retainer provided behind a head pipe; an inflator; and an airbag accommodated in the retainer, the airbag being configured to be expanded by gas released by the inflator and deployed in front of a passenger, the retainer has a box shape formed by assembling a plurality of components, the inflator is disposed to be offset outward in a vehicle width direction relative to the head pipe, the first component covers the inflator from a vehicle front side, a second component is provided behind the head pipe, and a third component is provided on a side of the passenger and is fitted to the second component and the first component from a back side.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62J 27/20 - Airbags specially adapted for motorcycles or the like
  • B60R 21/20 - Arrangements for storing inflatable members in their non-use or deflated condition; Arrangement or mounting of air bag modules or components

17.

HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING INDICATOR FOR TEMPERATURE AND FAN ADJUSTMENTS AND METHODS THEREOF

      
Application Number 17308219
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-05
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamamoto, Stuart M.
  • Khoduzadeh, Alen

Abstract

This disclosure describes a system and method for displaying an indicator when temperature and fan adjustments occur which may cause passengers potential discomfort. Discomfort may be caused by deviations of expected air temperature, fan speed, or both. For example, when a desired temperature is set to seventy-two degrees Fahrenheit (72° F.), colder air at sixty degrees Fahrenheit (60° F.) may be used to bring down the temperature within the vehicle which may be at ninety degrees Fahrenheit (90° F.). The temperature difference between the desired temperature of seventy-two degrees Fahrenheit (72° F.) and the incoming air at sixty degrees Fahrenheit (60° F.) may be above a threshold comfort level, such as two degrees Fahrenheit (2° F.). When this happens, the system may provide the indicator to the passengers. Indicators for a fan speed may also be shown when discomfort may exist. Through these indicators, the passengers may recognize that the threshold for comfort has been exceeded.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60H 1/00 - Heating, cooling or ventilating devices

18.

SECONDARY BATTERY ELECTRODE, SOLID-STATE BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME, AND SECONDARY BATTERY ELECTRODE MANUFACTURING METHOD

      
Application Number 17661750
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-03
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ikeda, Shuga
  • Yoshida, Shohei
  • Yonezawa, Satoshi

Abstract

Provided is a secondary battery electrode having a sufficient peel strength between a base material and a material mixture layer without the need for increasing a binder addition amount. A secondary battery electrode includes a base material and a material mixture layer made of an electrode material mixture containing an active material and a binder. The material mixture layer has a multilayer structure of at least two or more layers stacked on the base material. In the multilayer structure of the material mixture layer, a first material mixture layer stacked on a surface of the base material has a higher contained binder concentration than those of other material mixture layers. The thickness of the first material mixture layer is preferably equal to or less than the total thickness of the other material mixture layers.

IPC Classes  ?

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

19.

CONNECTED MODULAR CAMPER TRAILER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 17705486
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-28
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kane, Dillon
  • Moss, Jonathan
  • Choi, Shinngaram
  • Harp, Kyle
  • Staal, Matthew
  • Baldwin, Scott
  • Melikian, Lili
  • Acuna, Victor

Abstract

A portable dwelling system includes a rigid dwelling, an external frame, and a plurality of modular amenity units. The rigid dwelling is capable of being removably mountable to a trailer. The external frame is coupled to an exterior of the rigid dwelling and includes an integrated powered rail electrically connected to a power source. The external frame defines receiving areas having a standard size on the exterior of the rigid dwelling. The plurality of modular amenity units each removably interchangeable at any one of the receiving areas via a connector configuration. The connector configuration electrically couples the powered rail to each of the plurality of modular amenity units.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60P 3/34 - Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise special loads or objects comprising living accommodation for people, e.g. caravans, camping, or like vehicles the living accommodation being expansible, collapsible or capable of rearrangement
  • B60P 3/36 - Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise special loads or objects comprising living accommodation for people, e.g. caravans, camping, or like vehicles - Details

20.

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17868783
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-20
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Otaka, Masaru
  • Tamanaha, Ryusuke
  • Saiki, Ryo
  • Oi, Yusuke
  • Iijima, Takahiro
  • Imai, Naoko

Abstract

Provided is a communication apparatus including: a position information acquisition unit configured to acquire moving object position information regarding a current position of a first moving object on which the communication apparatus is mounted; a reception unit configured to receive distribution information; a transmission unit configured to transmit the distribution information to a second moving object; and a communication relay unit configured to relay communication between an external terminal and an external network. The distribution information includes distribution region information regarding a distribution region to which an advertisement is distributed, the transmission unit transmits the distribution information to the second moving object when the position indicated by the moving object position information is included in the distribution region, and the communication relay unit transmits the distribution information to the external terminal when the position indicated by the moving object position information is included in the distribution region.

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
  • H04W 4/23 - Services signalling; Auxiliary data signalling, i.e. transmitting data via a non-traffic channel for mobile advertising
  • H04W 4/021 - Services related to particular areas, e.g. point of interest [POI] services, venue services or geofences
  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services

21.

MANUAL/POWER DECOUPLING OF LEVER ROTATION

      
Application Number 17244229
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-29
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Roeder, Brandon C.
  • Thiele, Steven R.

Abstract

An opening/closing assembly for a door configured to actuate certain latches during a powered operation and to actuate not all the same latches during a manual (emergency) operation. The assembly operates to decouple the operation of levers associated to the various latches of the door. The assembly is configured such that a hold-close latch is actuated for both a powered operation and a manual operation, while a hold-open latch is not actuated during the manual operation and is only actuated during the powered operation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E05B 81/90 - Manual override in case of power failure
  • E05B 85/12 - Inner door handles
  • E05B 83/40 - Locks for passenger or like doors for sliding doors
  • E05B 81/16 - Power-actuated vehicle locks characterised by the function or purpose of the powered actuators operating on locking elements for locking or unlocking action

22.

REAR EMERGENCY HANDLE

      
Application Number 17244491
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-29
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Roeder, Brandon C.
  • Thiele, Steven R.

Abstract

An emergency mechanism for manually opening a powered door that includes a hold-close latch that holds the door in a closed position. During the manual operation, a manually operated handle for actuating only the hold-closed latch is manually moved from a non-actuating position to an actuating position, which actuates the hold-close latch to release the door from the closed position. The handle is held in the actuating position until it is moved back to the non-actuating position during a subsequent powered operation, thus allowing a user to move the door to an opened position using both hands.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E05B 81/90 - Manual override in case of power failure
  • E05B 83/40 - Locks for passenger or like doors for sliding doors
  • E05B 85/12 - Inner door handles

23.

VENTILATION STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17678080
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-23
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ueyama, Tasuku
  • Sasaki, Takeshi

Abstract

A ventilation includes an inlet opening, an outlet opening, and a ventilation passage. The inlet opening is disposed in an interior space at a rear portion of a vehicle. The outlet opening exhausts air in the interior space that has passed through the inlet opening to the outside of the vehicle. The ventilation passage is formed by being surrounded by an interior member that faces the interior space and a vehicle body panel that covers the outside of the interior member, and allows communication between the inlet opening and the outlet opening. A shielding plate that extends to intersect a noise entry path from the outlet opening to the inlet opening is disposed in a middle of the ventilation passage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60H 1/24 - Devices purely for ventilating or where the heating or cooling is irrelevant
  • B60R 7/02 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in a separate luggage compartment

24.

FUEL SUPPLY-DEMAND MATCHING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17698346
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-18
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yasuda, Daishi
  • Aoyagi, Shintaro

Abstract

Based on business operator information including the type of business or the location of a refueling base of an operating asset and on supplier information including the type of fuel and the location of a supply base, a fuel supply-demand matching system extracts and outputs a suitable supplier for a business operator by using matching conditions provided for each business operator that include the compatibility between the operating asset and the type of fuel and the relationship between the location of the refueling base and the location of the supply base.

IPC Classes  ?

  • 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
  • G06Q 10/00 - Administration; Management

25.

MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 17713252
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-05
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamaguchi, Shota
  • Iida, Ryoji
  • Mochizuki, Marika

Abstract

A management apparatus includes a supply reception part, a supply transmission part, and a request reception part. The supply reception part receives, from a supplier terminal of a supplier who owns an electric power device capable of performing an electric power supply, electric power supply data which includes available information representing an available electric power amount and a position of the electric power device. The supply transmission part transmits the electric power supply data to a consumer terminal of a consumer who desires an electric power supply. The request reception part receives request data indicating a request of an electric power supply according to the electric power supply data from the consumer terminal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 5/00 - Near-field transmission systems, e.g. inductive loop type

26.

CHARGING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17766110
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-06
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Araki, Jun
  • Nakajima, Atsushi

Abstract

A charging system which charges a power storage device mounted on a moving object, includes: an electric power conversion device that converts electric power supplied from a commercial power supply; a kinetic energy storage device that stores kinetic energy; and a rotary electric machine that is electrically connected to the electric power conversion device and is mechanically connected to the kinetic energy storage device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60L 53/56 - Mechanical storage means, e.g. fly wheels
  • H02J 15/00 - Systems for storing electric energy
  • H02M 1/15 - Arrangements for reducing ripples from dc input or output using active elements
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02J 7/14 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from dynamo-electric generators driven at varying speed, e.g. on vehicle

27.

PLASTIC VEHICLE BODY COMPONENTS AND RELATED ATTACHMENT METHOD

      
Application Number 17244289
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-29
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Michael V.
  • Frericks, Stephen

Abstract

A vehicle assembly includes a first body component and a second body component. The first body component has an exterior surface and an interior hidden surface, where the exterior surface has in part an aesthetic finish. The first body component defines a first connecting portion having a rib secured by the interior surface. The rib has a first opening formed therethrough. The second body component has an outward extended second connecting portion. A base wall of the second connecting portion has a second opening formed therethrough. The base wall abuts the rib with the second opening aligned with the first opening. A fastener is inserted through the first and second openings from within the second connecting portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 13/04 - Ornamental or guard strips; Ornamental inscriptive devices
  • B62D 65/16 - Joining sub-units or components to, or positioning sub-units or components with respect to, body shell or other sub-units or components the sub-units or components being exterior fittings, e.g. bumpers, lights, wipers

28.

SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT FOR JOINED PRODUCT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING JOINED PRODUCT EMPLOYING SAME

      
Application Number 17625789
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ito, Yasuhiro
  • Takahashi, Naoki
  • Kitagawa, Jun
  • Nemoto, Akihiro

Abstract

A first workpiece and a second workpiece respectively include a first joint portion and a second joint portion which extend linearly. Among the first joint portion and the second joint portion, the second joint portion includes a seating portion that abuts the first joint portion, and an overlapping portion inclined in a direction that moves away from the first joint portion. When joining is to be performed, first the seating portion is butted against the first joint portion, and then the overlapping portion is pressed toward the first joint portion by means of a pressing force applying means. In addition, laser light is radiated at parts of the first joint portion and the overlapping portion that are in proximity to one another.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 26/21 - Bonding by welding
  • B23K 33/00 - Specially-profiled edge portions of workpieces for making soldering or welding connections; Filling the seams formed thereby

29.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number 17864452
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-14
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Otaka, Masaru

Abstract

A communication system is provided, including: an acquiring unit for acquiring quality information on a wireless communication quality between a wireless base station and a movable mobile relaying apparatus that relays communications between the wireless base station and wireless communication terminals; and a transmitting unit for transmitting the quality information to the wireless communication terminals. In addition, an information processing method performed by a computer is provided, the method including: acquiring quality information on a wireless communication quality between a wireless base station and a movable mobile relaying apparatus that relays communications between the wireless base station and wireless communication terminals; and transmitting the quality information to the wireless communication terminals.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 36/00 - Handoff or reselecting arrangements
  • H04W 64/00 - Locating users or terminals for network management purposes, e.g. mobility management
  • H04W 36/38 - Reselection control by fixed network equipment
  • H04W 36/30 - Reselection being triggered by specific parameters by measured or perceived connection quality data

30.

PASSENGER SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH CHILD CAR SEAT RAIL SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17240377
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-26
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Riad, Yousuf S.
  • Whalen, Kelly Michael
  • Wilms, Michael J.
  • Bartlett, Mark David
  • Mcclellan, Wesley L.
  • Nguyen, Paul D.
  • Mostofizadeh, Susan L.
  • Kachlan, Anas
  • Platt, Shane E.
  • Smith, Gabriel J.

Abstract

A vehicle passenger seat assembly includes a passenger seat and a rail system. The passenger seat includes a seat base and a seat back connected to the seat base. The passenger seat is movable between a seated condition for accommodating a seated passenger and non-seated condition where the passenger seat is tilted forward in a front-rear direction of the vehicle about a forward end portion of the seat base. The rail system is mounted to the seat base and configured to have mounted thereto a child car seat. The rail system is configured to move the child car seat along a lateral direction of the passenger seat between at least two seating locations defined by the passenger seat. The rail system is movable independent of the passenger seat to a forward tilted position to allow for movement of the passenger seat between the seated condition and the non-seated condition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60N 2/28 - Seats readily mountable on, and dismountable from, existing seats of the vehicle

31.

SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17763228
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-24
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Iizuka, Chikashi
  • Wada, Yosuke
  • Tomura, Kineo

Abstract

This saddle-type vehicle includes a warning vibration generator (205) that generates a predetermined vibration to issue a warning to a driver, the warning vibration generator (205) includes a warning selection unit (210) that selects a predetermined warning in accordance with a strength of driving assist control, and, in accordance with the warning selected by the warning selection unit (210), the warning vibration generator (205) generates a vibration (a haptic vibration) as a warning in a frequency band that avoids a vibration frequency common to a motorcycle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62J 50/22 - Information-providing devices intended to provide information to rider or passenger electronic, e.g. displays
  • B62K 21/12 - Handlebars; Handlebar stems
  • B62J 50/21 - Information-providing devices intended to provide information to rider or passenger

32.

STEERING ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR SADDLE TYPE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17764575
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-28
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Iizuka, Chikashi
  • Wada, Yosuke

Abstract

When an external detection device detects an obstacle (another vehicle (T)) on either a left or right side of the own vehicle (M), a control device of a steering assistance device for a saddle type vehicle controls an assist torque so that a handle operation to the side opposite to the side on which the obstacle is detected becomes heavier (more difficult to turn) than a case in which the obstacle is not detected. The handle operation to the side on which the obstacle is detected makes a handle relatively light (makes it easier to turn) while steering assist is maintained.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 15/02 - Steering position indicators
  • B62D 5/04 - Power-assisted or power-driven steering electrical, e.g. using an electric servo-motor connected to, or forming part of, the steering gear

33.

LOAD RECEIVING VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17861133
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-08
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Takebayashi, Ryo

Abstract

According to the present invention, a load receiving vehicle is provided. The load receiving vehicle comprises a storage unit usable as a receiving place of a delivery article; a lock control unit capable of controlling lock and unlock of a door of the storage unit; and a communication unit, wherein if the communication unit receives delivery schedule information representing a delivery schedule to the load receiving vehicle, information based on the delivery schedule information is provided to a driver.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
  • G07C 9/00 - Individual registration on entry or exit
  • B60R 25/24 - Means to switch the anti-theft system on or off using electronic identifiers containing a code not memorised by the user
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • B60Q 9/00 - Arrangement or adaptation of signal devices not provided for in one of main groups

34.

AN OMNI-DIRECTION WHEEL SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING THE OMNI-DIRECTION WHEEL SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17453125
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-01
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Hsu, Ricky Jukuei

Abstract

The present disclosure generally relates to an omni-direction wheel system and methods for controlling the omni-direction wheel system. The omni-direction wheel system includes a plurality of suspension systems that operate independently of one another. Each suspension system may include an electromagnetic steering hub configured to rotate a wheel 360 degrees about a vertical axis based on a polarity of an electromagnetic signal applied to the electromagnetic steering hub. The suspension system may further include an in-wheel motor configured to rotate with the wheel and drive the wheel about a horizontal axis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60B 19/00 - Wheels not otherwise provided for or having characteristics specified in one of the subgroups of this group

35.

METAL COATING METHOD

      
Application Number 17640833
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-13
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Tsuzuki, Masayo

Abstract

The present invention aims to provide a metal coating method whereby a paint can be applied directly, easily, with high adhesion, and with cost increases suppressed, to the surface of titanium and other metals that have a hard passivated coating on the surface thereof. This method uses paint to coat a metal that has the surface thereof coated in a passivated coating and comprises: an etching step in which the passivated coating is removed using an etching solution and the surface is exposed; a diluent coating step in which, after the etching step, a diluent capable of diluting the paint is coated on the surface that is in a liquid-coated state; and a painting step in which the surface is coated in paint after the diluent coating step.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B05D 3/10 - Pretreatment of surfaces to which liquids or other fluent materials are to be applied; After-treatment of applied coatings, e.g. intermediate treating of an applied coating preparatory to subsequent applications of liquids or other fluent materials by other chemical means
  • C23F 1/20 - Acidic compositions for etching aluminium or alloys thereof
  • C23F 1/26 - Acidic compositions for etching refractory metals
  • C23F 1/28 - Acidic compositions for etching iron group metals
  • B05D 7/14 - Processes, other than flocking, specially adapted for applying liquids or other fluent materials to particular surfaces or for applying particular liquids or other fluent materials to metal, e.g. car bodies

36.

FUEL NOZZLE DEVICE FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

      
Application Number 17692273
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-11
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kamoi, Yasuharu
  • Kobayashi, Shinichi
  • Nakano, Hideaki
  • Koizumi, Yukihito
  • Hayashi, Shigeru

Abstract

A fuel nozzle device (100) for injecting liquid fuel into a combustion chamber (52) of a gas turbine engine (10) includes an outer tube (101), a rear end wall (102) closing a base end of the outer tube, a tapered conical tube (104) defining a first air passage (112) therein, and a second air passage (114) having an annular cross section jointly with the outer tube, a fuel passage (108) axially passed through the rear end wall, and leading to a fuel ejection port (109) directed toward an inner circumferential surface of a base end of the conical tube, a first air introduction passage (111) passed through the outer tube to communicate with the first air passage, and a second air introduction passage (113) passed through the outer tube to communicate with the second air passage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F23R 3/28 - Continuous combustion chambers using liquid or gaseous fuel characterised by the fuel supply
  • F23R 3/10 - Air inlet arrangements for primary air

37.

Method and System for a Companion Autonomous Vehicle

      
Application Number 17860280
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-08
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Arima, Takero
  • Tarchala, Christopher

Abstract

A method and system for providing a companion autonomous vehicle are described. In one embodiment, a method includes linking a companion autonomous vehicle to at least one vehicle, device, or user. The companion autonomous vehicle is tethered to the at least one vehicle, device, or user such that the companion autonomous vehicle is configured to stay within a predetermined range of the at least one vehicle, device, or user. The method further includes operating the companion autonomous vehicle to travel along with the tethered at least one vehicle, device, or user within the predetermined range.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G08G 1/00 - Traffic control systems for road vehicles
  • H04W 4/46 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P] for vehicle-to-vehicle communication [V2V]
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

38.

LAMP DEVICE

      
Application Number 17724482
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-19
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner
  • STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mori, Kentaro
  • Tamakawa, Hironori
  • Aizawa, Hideaki
  • Watanabe, Takato
  • Sasaki, Miho
  • Takayama, Masayuki

Abstract

A lamp device has a base body to be installed to a vehicle; a lamp unit; a translucent cover that is installed to the base body, covering the front surface of the base body so as to accommodate the lamp unit therein, thereby defining a lamp body space, and has a recess in the front surface at a side position in a horizontal direction of the lamp unit; and a radar unit that has a radar sensor and a radar housing accommodating the radar sensor therein, and is inserted in the recess.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60Q 1/00 - Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor
  • G01S 13/931 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles
  • G01S 7/02 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group

39.

Automobile body and/or other replica

      
Application Number 29756576
Grant Number D0967731
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-10-25
Grant Date 2022-10-25
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Akojima, Daisuke

40.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17680329
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-25
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Sakamoto, Daisuke

Abstract

An information management system is provided. By performing designated filter processes on data collected via a network, a post number set, an estimation number set, and a sales number set are acquired for each type of product handled by a designated entity. By combining the post number set, the estimation number set, and the sales number set based on a unified notation common to each set, combined data in which a post number, an estimation number, and a sales number are associated for each type of product is generated. Correlation information indicating correlations between the post number, the estimation number, and the sales number is generated for each type of product based on the combined data and is outputted to an output interface of an information terminal device.

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

41.

MANAGEMENT SERVER, REMOTE OPERATION SYSTEM, REMOTE OPERATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17720271
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-13
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kimura, Yuta
  • Kawakami, Tomohiro
  • Yoshiike, Takahide
  • Sugiyama, Kenichiro
  • Muromachi, Masaaki
  • Taniguchi, Yoichi

Abstract

A management server according to an embodiment includes a communication part, an acquisition part, an intention estimation part, and a motion control part. The communication part communicates with one or more robot devices and one or more operation terminals that remotely operate at least one of the one or more robot devices via a network. The acquisition part acquires an operation content inputted by the operation terminal. The intention estimation part estimates an intention of an operator of the operation terminal based on the operation content acquired by the acquisition part. The motion control part controls a motion of the robot device based on an intention result estimated by the intention estimation part.

IPC Classes  ?

42.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SPEED

      
Application Number 17856538
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-01
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Cun, David Wong
  • Maeda, Eri Izumi

Abstract

A system and method for adjusting an electric vehicle charging speed that include determining that an electric vehicle arrives at a charging station and determining a plurality of pricing schemes that are respectively associated with a plurality of charging speed tiers that pertain to respective charging speeds to charge the electric vehicle by the charging station. The system and method also include presenting a pricing scheme user interface that enables an operator of the electric vehicle to select a desired state of charge to charge a battery of the electric vehicle. The system and method further include actuating charging by the charging station at an operator preferred charging speed tier that is respectively associated with a particular charging speed tier of the plurality of charging speed tiers based on a selection of the particular charging speed tier by the operator through the pricing scheme user interface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 21/34 - Route searching; Route guidance
  • 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]
  • G06F 9/451 - Execution arrangements for user interfaces
  • B60L 53/68 - Off-site monitoring or control, e.g. remote control
  • B60L 53/10 - Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles characterised by the energy transfer between the charging station and the vehicle
  • B60L 53/64 - Optimising energy costs, e.g. responding to electricity rates
  • B60L 53/30 - Constructional details of charging stations
  • B60L 53/66 - Data transfer between charging stations and vehicles
  • B60L 53/62 - Monitoring or controlling charging stations in response to charging parameters, e.g. current, voltage or electrical charge

43.

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

      
Application Number 17857592
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-05
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
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 that the charging station issues parking citations associated with parking of the electric vehicle at the charging station without attachment of the charging port to the electric vehicle. The system and method also include determining charging of the electric vehicle and sending a command to enable a locking mechanism of the charging port to lock the charging port in place. The system and method further include completing user authentication with respect to an operator of the electric vehicle to disable the locking mechanism to ensure that the charging port is not detached by an unauthorized individual and that parking citations are not issued based on the parking of the electric vehicle at the charging station.

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
  • 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
  • G06Q 50/06 - Electricity, gas or water supply
  • H04L 67/52 - Network services specially adapted for the location of the user terminal

44.

COPPER-CONTAINING BIMETALLIC STRUCTURES, SYNTHESES THEREOF, AND USES THEREOF

      
Application Number 17230679
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-14
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Chen, Shutang
  • Chen, Gugang

Abstract

Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to copper-containing bimetallic structures, to processes for producing the copper-containing bimetallic structure, and to uses of the copper-containing bimetallic structures as, e.g., catalysts. In an aspect, a process for forming a bimetallic structure is provided. The process includes forming a mixture comprising a first precursor and a second precursor, the first precursor comprising copper, the second precursor comprising a phosphine. The process further includes introducing a third precursor with the mixture to form the bimetallic structure, the third precursor comprising a Group 8-10 metal, the bimetallic structure comprising copper (Cu), the Group 8-10 metal (M), phosphorous (P), and nitrogen (N), the bimetallic structure having the formula (Cu)a(M)b(P)c(N)d, wherein a molar ratio of a:b is from about 1:99 to about 99:1, and a molar ratio of a:(c+d) is from about 500:1 to about 1:1.

IPC Classes  ?

45.

AIRSPACE INFORMATION PROVISION SYSTEM, AIRSPACE INFORMATION PROVISION METHOD, AND AIRSPACE INFORMATION PROVISION PROGRAM

      
Application Number 17640375
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-10
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Maruyama, Kohei

Abstract

Information useful for aircraft control is provided for an airspace where a plurality of aircraft move. An airspace information provision system includes: a surrounding turbulence estimation unit configured to estimate surrounding turbulence occurring around first aircraft flying in a predetermined airspace where a plurality of aircraft fly, based on at least specification information, operation information and position information of the first aircraft, for the first aircraft; a flight disturbance information generation unit configured to generate flight disturbance information indicating a disturbance element affecting the aircraft flying in the predetermined airspace based on the surrounding turbulence; and a flight disturbance information provision unit configured to transmit the flight disturbance information to second aircraft flying in the predetermined airspace or flying toward the predetermined airspace.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08G 5/00 - Traffic control systems for aircraft
  • B64D 45/00 - Aircraft indicators or protectors not otherwise provided for

46.

VEHICLE BODY SOUNDPROOF STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17669368
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-11
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kitagawa, Toshio

Abstract

The present invention provides a vehicle body soundproof structure Sp that is configured to block noise from outside a vehicle, and comprises a window panel 24 fixed in a window frame 22 located on a side portion of a vehicle body 10, an interior material 50 provided at a vehicle interior side of the window frame 22 and having an upper end portion 52 extending diagonally upward in a direction toward the window panel 24, and a soundproof member 60 fixed to the upper end portion 52 of the interior material 50. The soundproof member 60 is provided in contact in a compressed state with an inner surface of the window panel 24 so as to fill a gap G formed between the upper end portion 52 of the interior material 50 and the window panel 24.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 13/08 - Insulating elements, e.g. for sound insulation
  • B60J 1/10 - Windows; Windscreens; Accessories therefor arranged at vehicle sides fixedly mounted

47.

CRITICAL CARE SYSTEM, CRITICAL CARE SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD, TRANSPORTATION MEANS DETERMINATION SYSTEM, TRANSPORTATION MEANS DETERMINATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM

      
Application Number 17717146
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-11
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Taniguchi, Yoichi
  • Muromachi, Masaaki
  • Yoshiike, Takahide
  • Sugiyama, Kenichiro
  • Kimura, Yuta
  • Kawakami, Tomohiro

Abstract

The disclosure provides a critical care system, a critical care system control method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium recording a program. A critical care system includes: a photographing device which is capable of remotely controlling at least one of a position and a direction; a critical care tool storage part which stores a critical care tool; a critical care robot which includes at least one end effector that allows for remote control; a terminal with which at least one operator remotely operates the critical care robot; and a server which is capable of acquiring medical condition information and environmental information acquired by the critical care robot, transmitting the acquired medical condition information and environmental information to the terminal, receiving operation information for the critical care robot from the terminal, and controlling the critical care robot based on the received operation information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

48.

STARTING SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND LAWNMOWER INCLUDING SAME

      
Application Number 17763855
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-02
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kaneko, Norio
  • Kimura, Akihiro
  • Hashizume, Takashi
  • Nojiri, Daisuke
  • Kuriyagawa, Koji

Abstract

To prolong a lifetime of a starter battery, a starting system (5) for an internal combustion engine (3) includes: a starter battery (22) constituted of a lithium-ion battery and configured to supply electric power to a starter motor (21); and a controller (51) configured to drive the starter motor (21) by the electric power from the starter battery (22) to perform cranking operations of the engine (3) intermittently, wherein the controller (51) is configured to prohibit the cranking operations for a first time interval before the cranking operations are performed a prescribed number of times within a prescribed time window, and to prohibit the cranking operations for a second time interval longer than the first time interval right after the cranking operations are performed the prescribed number of times within the prescribed time window.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F02N 11/08 - Circuits specially adapted for starting of engines

49.

CONTROL DEVICE AND WORK MACHINE

      
Application Number 17856195
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-01
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsui, Yuki
  • Shimamura, Hideaki
  • Onodera, Satoshi

Abstract

A control device for executing travel control of a self-propelled work machine, comprising a turning unit that turns the work machine such that the work machine travels inside a boundary of a work region, an evaluation unit that evaluates complexity of a shape of the boundary in the work region, and a changing unit that changes a turning mode of the work machine when the work machine is turned based on an evaluation result by the evaluation unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A01D 34/00 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot

50.

ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION ABSORBING PARTICLES, SELF-SUPPORTING SHEET, LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY ELECTRODE, SEPARATOR, AND LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY

      
Application Number 17616183
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-04
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Saimen, Kazuki
  • Nakagawa, Takashi
  • Fujino, Takeshi

Abstract

Provided are electrolytic solution absorbing particles that have an electrolytic solution retention property and can increase a lithium ion transport characteristic, as well as a self-supporting sheet that includes the same, a lithium-ion secondary battery electrode that includes the same, a separator that uses the same, and a lithium-ion secondary battery that uses the same. These particles are particles wherein a resin layer that can absorb an electrolytic solution is provided on a surface of a highly dielectric oxide solid. Specifically, these particles are electrolytic solution absorbing particles that have the resin layer that can absorb the electrolytic solution on the surface of the highly dielectric oxide solid.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/48 - Spacing elements inside cells other than separators, membranes or diaphragms; Manufacturing processes thereof characterised by the material
  • 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 50/46 - Separators, membranes or diaphragms characterised by their combination with electrodes

51.

JOINT DEVICE

      
Application Number 17639176
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-28
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Shimada, Kei

Abstract

An electric prosthetic limb is provided with: a below-knee side member; an above-knee side member; a knee joint mechanism that connects the below-knee side member and the above-knee side member in a manner such that an angle formed therebetween is variable; and an extendable device that is capable of extending and contracting to change the angle formed between the below-knee side member and the above-knee side member. The extendable device is provided with a motor and a transmission transmitting power from the motor. The transmission is provided with: a first transmission mechanism that transmits the power from the motor at a first transmission gear ratio; and a second transmission mechanism that transmits the power from the motor at a second transmission gear ratio different from the first transmission gear ratio.

IPC Classes  ?

52.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, LEARNING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17674472
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-17
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kanehara, Akira

Abstract

The present invention provides an information processing apparatus that estimates a line of sight of a person, executing a first calculation of estimating a direction of a face of the person using a first model that outputs a calculation result of the direction of the face of the person when an image of the face of the person is input; and executing a second calculation of estimating the line of sight of the person using a second model that outputs a calculation result of the line of sight of the person when an image of at least one eye of the person is input, wherein the at least one processor is configured to change coefficients of the second model to be used in the second calculation, according to the direction of the face estimated in the first calculation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions

53.

TRAVEL CONTROL SYSTEM AND TRAVEL CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 17679555
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-24
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Sakagami, Kyohei

Abstract

A travel control system for a vehicle includes: an external environment recognizing unit that recognizes an obstacle around the vehicle; a tire parameter estimation unit that estimates a tire parameter of a tire of the vehicle; and a travel plan unit that sets a travel route, an amount of acceleration and deceleration, and an amount of turning based on the obstacle and the tire parameter. The travel plan unit sets the travel route, the amount of acceleration and deceleration, and the amount of turning so as to suppress an excess amount of a slip ratio of the tire relative to an adhesion limit slip ratio while avoiding approach to the obstacle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 40/12 - Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit related to parameters of the vehicle itself
  • B60W 30/18 - Propelling the vehicle
  • B62D 15/02 - Steering position indicators

54.

GRIPPING POSITION DETERMINATION DEVICE, GRIPPING POSITION DETERMINATION SYSTEM, GRIPPING POSITION DETERMINATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17689994
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-09
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshihira, Masanori
  • Hasegawa, Tadaaki

Abstract

The disclosure provides a gripping position determination device, a gripping position determination system, a gripping position determination method, and a recording medium. The gripping position determination device for a robot hand having a plurality of multi joint fingers includes: a frictional force distribution calculation part estimating, from a predictive control of a gripping force when an object is gripped by at least two fingers, a frictional force between one of the gripping fingers and the object, and calculates a frictional force distribution where grapping of the object is possible on a surface of the object based on a value related to a frictional force calculated by using the estimated frictional force; a grippable region selection part selecting, from the frictional force distribution, at least one grippable region; and a gripping position calculation part calculating, from the selected grippable region, a gripping position where stable gripping of the object is possible.

IPC Classes  ?

55.

COMBINED POWER SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17708032
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yazaki, Manabu
  • Choji, Tatsuya
  • Ito, Naoki

Abstract

For a rotary electric machine housing, a cooling jacket and compressed air flow passages are formed on an outer circumferential side of the cooling jacket. On an outer side wall of the rotary electric machine housing, a terminal casing is formed and electric terminal portions are accommodated in the terminal casing. Air bleed ports are formed in a shroud case of a gas turbine engine. Compressed air that is compressed by a compressor wheel flows into the air bleed ports. The compressed air that has passed through the air bleed ports flows through air bleed passages formed in an engine housing and the compressed air flow passages. Then, the compressed air reaches the terminal casing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F01D 25/12 - Cooling
  • F01D 25/16 - Arrangement of bearings; Supporting or mounting bearings in casings
  • F01D 25/18 - Lubricating arrangements
  • H02K 5/173 - Means for supporting bearings, e.g. insulating supports or means for fitting bearings in the bearing-shields using bearings with rolling contact, e.g. ball bearings
  • H02K 5/20 - Casings or enclosures characterised by the shape, form or construction thereof with channels or ducts for flow of cooling medium
  • H02K 5/22 - Auxiliary parts of casings not covered by groups , e.g. shaped to form connection boxes or terminal boxes
  • H02K 7/08 - Structural association with bearings
  • H02K 7/18 - Structural association of electric generators with mechanical driving motors, e.g.with turbines

56.

COMBINED POWER SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17708035
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yazaki, Manabu
  • Choji, Tatsuya
  • Ito, Naoki

Abstract

A rotating shaft of a rotary electric machine is supported by a rotary electric machine housing. For the rotary electric machine housing, compressed air flow passages are formed. In a gas turbine engine, an air bleed port is formed in a shroud case, and compressed air that is compressed by a compressor wheel flows into the air bleed port. The compressed air that has passed through the air bleed port flows through air bleed passages formed in an engine housing and the compressed air flow passages. Then, the compressed air flows into a rotary electric machine housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F02C 6/00 - Plural gas-turbine plants; Combinations of gas-turbine plants with other apparatus; Adaptations of gas-turbine plants for special use
  • H02K 5/173 - Means for supporting bearings, e.g. insulating supports or means for fitting bearings in the bearing-shields using bearings with rolling contact, e.g. ball bearings
  • H02K 5/20 - Casings or enclosures characterised by the shape, form or construction thereof with channels or ducts for flow of cooling medium
  • H02K 7/08 - Structural association with bearings
  • H02K 7/18 - Structural association of electric generators with mechanical driving motors, e.g.with turbines

57.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, LEARNING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17712153
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-03
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Kanehara, Akira

Abstract

The present invention provides an information processing apparatus that estimates a line of sight of a person, generating an input image to be input to a model that outputs a calculation result of a line of sight; and executing, by using the model in common, processing of estimating a line of sight for one eye among a left eye and a right eye of the person and processing of estimating a line of sight for the other eye, wherein a reversed image acquired by reversing an image of the one eye is generated as the input image in the processing of estimating the line of sight for the one eye, and an unreversed image acquired without reversing an image of the other eye is generated as the input image in the processing of estimating the line of sight for the other eye.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras

58.

CONTROL DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 17849699
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-26
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Ikui, Kuniaki

Abstract

A control device comprises: a first identification information acquiring unit configured to acquire first identification information which is identification information for identifying the power accumulation device; a second identification information acquiring unit configured to acquire second identification information which is identification information for identifying the power device; and a determining unit configured to determine, when the first identification information and the second identification information do not match, (i) to prohibit or limit power exchange between the power accumulation device and the power device, (ii) to output an identification abnormality signal indicating that the first identification information and the second identification information do not match, or (iii) not to output an identification normality signal indicating that the first identification information and the second identification information match.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries

59.

FUNCTIONALIZED METALS, SYNTHESES THEREOF, AND USES THEREOF

      
Application Number 17227114
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-09
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Chen, Shutang
  • Chen, Gugang

Abstract

Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to functionalized metals, to processes for producing functionalized metals, and to uses of functionalized metals as, e.g., sensing materials for chemiresistive sensors. In an aspect, a process for producing a functionalized metal is provided. The process includes introducing, under first conditions, a first precursor comprising a Group 10 to Group 14 metal with an amine to form a second precursor comprising the Group 10 to Group 14 metal. The process further includes introducing, under second conditions, the second precursor with a third precursor to form the functionalized metal, the third precursor comprising an organic material having the formula HS—R—COOH, wherein R is an unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, an unsubstituted alkoxy, or a substituted alkoxy.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C07F 1/00 - Compounds containing elements of Groups 1 or 11 of the Periodic System
  • G01N 27/04 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of electric, electrochemical, or magnetic means by investigating impedance by investigating resistance

60.

SOFTWARE UPDATE DEVICE, VEHICLE, AND SOFTWARE UPDATE METHOD

      
Application Number 17432353
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-22
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Inoue, Genta
  • Shionoya, Yosuke

Abstract

A software update device is provided with an update control unit that performs a software update using a new software version supplied over a network. The update control unit installs a first new software version on a first electronic control device prior to installing a second new software version on a second electronic control device, and activates the first new software version installed on the first electronic control device either after activation of the second new software version installed on the second electronic control device has started or after it is ascertained that activation of the second new software version installed on the second electronic control device has been normally completed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 8/65 - Updates
  • B60R 16/023 - 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 for transmission of signals between vehicle parts or subsystems

61.

MINIMIZATION METHOD, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND MINIMIZATION APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17579410
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-19
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Shintani, Hidekazu

Abstract

A minimization method for minimizing the size of a file is provided, the minimization method including preparing an absolute value length that is equal to or larger than the largest data length among the data lengths of the data of a plurally of coordinates, and a plurality of relative value lengths equal to or less than the absolute value length, and identifying a relative value length causing minimization of the size among a plurality of relative value lengths.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 9/345 - Addressing or accessing the instruction operand or the result of multiple operands or results
  • G06F 9/30 - Arrangements for executing machine instructions, e.g. instruction decode
  • G06F 9/445 - Program loading or initiating

62.

HOLDING DEVICE

      
Application Number 17640368
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-11
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Tsutomu
  • Matsumoto, Takashi

Abstract

Provided is a holding device capable of holding an electric device preferably. A battery replacement machine holding a mobile battery is provided with: a battery tray on which the mobile battery is held and which is provided turnably about a turning axis so as to be positioned at first and second positions; and a front tray locking mechanism for regulating the turning of the battery tray when the battery tray is at the second position, wherein when the battery tray is at the first position, a bottom part holding the mobile battery is relatively close to a horizontal state as compared to when the battery tray is at the second position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/204 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells
  • H01M 10/46 - Accumulators structurally combined with charging apparatus
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries

63.

ELECTRIC PULSE DECOMPOSITION METHOD, COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL DECOMPOSITION METHOD

      
Application Number 17676841
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-22
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Waseda University (Japan)
  • National University Corporation Kumamoto University (Japan)
Inventor
  • Oyama, Satoshi
  • Kishimoto, Naoki
  • Tokoro, Chiharu
  • Lim, Soowon
  • Koita, Taketoshi
  • Kondo, Masataka
  • Namihira, Takao

Abstract

An electric pulse decomposition method for separating a composite material by an electric pulse, the composite material being obtained by bonding or joining a plurality of conductors to each other with an insulating member, the electric pulse decomposition method including a protrusion formation step for forming a protrusion in a specific site, on a side on which the composite material is arranged, of at least one of the plurality of conductors, and a separation step for separating the plurality of conductors in the composite material 1 by respectively bringing electrodes into contact with surfaces of the plurality of conductors and applying an electric pulse between the electrodes to destroy the insulating member. This makes it possible to separate the plurality of conductors from the composite material by making a shock wave caused by a current of the dielectric breakdown functioning as an adhesive to effectively destroy the insulating member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B02C 19/18 - Use of auxiliary physical effects, e.g. ultrasonics, irradiation, for disintegrating
  • H01B 7/38 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with arrangements for facilitating removal of insulation

64.

DRIVING EVALUATION DEVICE AND DRIVING EVALUATION METHOD

      
Application Number 17680326
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-25
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Goto, Yuya
  • Kobayashi, Yoshiaki
  • Matsuzawa, Toshiaki

Abstract

Provided is a driving evaluation device that enables evaluation of driving for the purpose of improving a driving time in a circuit racecourse. The driving evaluation device includes an evaluation section extractor 24 that detects a deceleration section and an acceleration section in cornering, a tire friction circle-load factor calculator 27 that calculates, based on a front-rear acceleration and a lateral acceleration, a tire friction circle and a tire load factor in the deceleration section and those in the acceleration section, and a skill deficiency evaluator 28 that evaluates driving based on the tire friction circle and the tire load factor in the deceleration section and those in the acceleration section.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07C 5/02 - Registering or indicating driving, working, idle, or waiting time only

65.

SADDLE-RIDE TYPE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17764017
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kurohori, Seiichi
  • Aikyo, Yutaka
  • Sato, Takashi
  • Fuma, Makoto
  • Habu, Masaru
  • Murakami, Sho

Abstract

To realize disposition of a retainer that can improve an occupant comfort of a passenger of a saddled vehicle. In a saddled vehicle including: a vehicle body including a head pipe that supports a steering system and a down frame that extends downward from the head pipe; a retainer provided behind the head pipe; an inflator; and an airbag accommodated in the retainer, the airbag being configured to be expanded by gas released by the inflator and deployed in front of the passenger, the retainer is provided with a fastening portion that fastens the retainer to the vehicle body, and the fastening portion includes a plurality of fastening members.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62J 27/20 - Airbags specially adapted for motorcycles or the like

66.

METHOD FOR GROWTH OF ATOMIC LAYER RIBBONS AND NANORIBBONS OF TRANSITION METAL DICHALCOGENIDES

      
Application Number 17853419
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-29
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Harutyunyan, Avetik R.
  • Li, Xufan

Abstract

A method of making an atomic layer nanoribbon that includes forming a double atomic layer ribbon having a first monolayer and a second monolayer on a surface of the first monolayer, wherein the first monolayer and the second monolayer each contains a transition metal dichalcogenide material, oxidizing at least a portion of the first monolayer to provide an oxidized portion, and removing the oxidized portion to provide an atomic layer nanoribbon of the transition metal dichalcogenide material. Also provided are double atomic layer ribbons, double atomic layer nanoribbons, and single atomic layer nanoribbons prepared according to the method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C23C 16/54 - Apparatus specially adapted for continuous coating
  • C23C 16/30 - Deposition of compounds, mixtures or solid solutions, e.g. borides, carbides, nitrides
  • C23C 16/56 - After-treatment
  • C23C 16/02 - Pretreatment of the material to be coated
  • C23C 16/40 - Oxides
  • C23F 1/00 - Etching metallic material by chemical means
  • C23C 8/12 - Oxidising using elemental oxygen or ozone

67.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN RNN-BASED HUMAN TRUST MODEL

      
Application Number 17467159
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-03
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Akash, Kumar
  • Misu, Teruhisa
  • Wu, Xingwei

Abstract

A system and method for providing an RNN-based human trust model that include receiving a plurality of inputs related to an autonomous operation of a vehicle and a driving scene of the vehicle and analyzing the plurality of inputs to determine automation variables and scene variables. The system and method also include outputting a short-term trust recurrent neural network state that captures an effect of the driver's experience with respect to an instantaneous vehicle maneuver and a long-term trust recurrent neural network state that captures the effect of the driver's experience with respect to the autonomous operation of the vehicle during a traffic scenario. The system and method further include predicting a take-over intent of the driver to take over control of the vehicle from an automated operation of the vehicle during the traffic scenario.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G05B 13/02 - Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion electric
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology

68.

Water ingestion control system for vehicle, water ingestion and evacuation system for vehicle, vehicle including same, and method

      
Application Number 17540718
Grant Number 11466648
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-02
First Publication Date 2022-10-11
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Ricketts, Brandon E.

Abstract

A water ingestion control system for an internal combustion engine can include a snorkel, at least one closure structure, a choking valve, and a controller. The snorkel can include an air intake opening and at least one evacuation inlet that can be selectively opened and closed by the closure structure. The choking valve can be located between the air intake opening and an air box and selectively open and close fluid communication between the snorkel and the air box. When in a closed state, the choking valve can close fluid communication between the snorkel and the air box and prevents fluid in the snorkel from flowing into the air box and the engine. The controller can be configured to place the choking valve in the closed state when the controller receives data indicative of the presence of water in the snorkel.

IPC Classes  ?

69.

Electric transport vehicle

      
Application Number 29738588
Grant Number D0966142
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-18
First Publication Date 2022-10-11
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Okado, Michihito
  • Itoh, Jun

70.

Handle for storage battery

      
Application Number 29764303
Grant Number D0966192
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-29
First Publication Date 2022-10-11
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoneta, Kosuke
  • Kadono, Takuya

71.

METHOD OF DETERMINING DEGRADATION OF FUEL CELL STACK, AND FUEL CELL VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE FUEL CELL STACK

      
Application Number 17216725
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tamura, Takuya
  • Moriyama, Koji
  • Iwaida, Manabu

Abstract

In a case where each of the temperature, the impedance, and the output current of a fuel cell stack falls within a predetermined range, the output voltage of the fuel cell stack is measured, and the measured output voltage is compared with a reference value to thereby determine the degree of degradation of the fuel cell stack.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 8/04858 - Electric variables
  • H01M 8/04701 - Temperature
  • H01M 8/04828 - Humidity; Water content
  • H01M 8/04746 - Pressure; Flow
  • 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

72.

SEAT ENERGY ABSORBER ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 17216839
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Howard, Jr., John F.
  • Daume, Eric D.
  • Hwang, John J.
  • Demetrius, Carlington G.
  • Miyazaki, Akira
  • Ikeda, Yoshiaki
  • Oros, Benjamin M.
  • Suzuki, Junichi
  • Rosero, Fernando M.
  • Nishimura, Yosuke

Abstract

A vehicle assembly includes a vehicle body including an interior panel, a seat having a frame fixed to the panel, and a seat energy absorber operably associated with the seat and including a backing and a bracket. The backing is formed from the vehicle body and positioned separated from the seat to define a space between the seat and the backing along a length of the panel, and the bracket is mounted in the space on at least one of the seat and the backing such that a proximal end portion of the bracket is located closer to the seat than the backing, and a distal end portion of the bracket is located closer to the backing than the seat. During a crash event a section of the panel is configured to collapse against the seat when the seat is driven toward the panel relative to the vehicle body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60N 2/427 - Seats or parts thereof displaced during a crash

73.

Method and System for Efficiently Scheduling Vehicle Test Drives

      
Application Number 17217045
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tarchala, Christopher
  • Gee, Hanna
  • Hain, Caitlyn Zhishang

Abstract

A method and system for efficiently scheduling vehicle test drives is disclosed. A user of an application can search for vehicles at nearby dealerships. Upon receiving the search results, the user can easily remove undesired vehicles from the list. After removing all undesired vehicles from the list, the user can request test drive scheduling for all the vehicles via a single interface. The system may then communicate with vendors to determine test drive appointment availability and present the user with only dates for which there are available appointments for all of the vehicles. The system may allow a user to select appointment times from a drop-down menu. The system may also generate an optimized schedule by considering the distances between vendors, estimated duration of each appointment, and a starting location for the user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/10 - Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware; Time management, e.g. calendars, reminders, meetings or time accounting
  • 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
  • G06Q 10/04 - Forecasting or optimisation, e.g. linear programming, "travelling salesman problem" or "cutting stock problem"
  • G06F 16/903 - Querying

74.

Method and System for Responsive Climate Control Interface

      
Application Number 17217365
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tarchala, Christopher
  • Gee, Hanna
  • Sundquist, Megan Colleen

Abstract

A method and system for a responsive climate control interface are disclosed. The climate control interface includes an interactive element further comprised of a climate settings map and a climate setting selector. The climate setting selector can be moved to different locations on the climate settings map in order to select a climate setting with a particular temperature and fan speed. The appearance of both the climate settings map and the climate setting selector can be changed as the climate change selector is moved in order to visually indicate temperature and fan speed settings. The system also includes a haptic feedback module that can convert climate settings into haptic feedback levels.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60H 3/00 - Other air-treating devices
  • B60H 1/00 - Heating, cooling or ventilating devices
  • B60H 1/24 - Devices purely for ventilating or where the heating or cooling is irrelevant

75.

LID FOR AIRBAG TETHER DEPLOYMENT IN VEHICLES

      
Application Number 17218133
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Demetrius, Carlington G.
  • Oros, Benjamin M.
  • Umeda, Yuichiro
  • Miyazaki, Akira

Abstract

A system including an airbag assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The airbag assembly includes a housing supporting the airbag, an inflation device (“inflator”) in fluid communication with the airbag for inflating the airbag from an uninflated position to an inflated position, a tether fixed to the airbag that helps control the deployment and inflation of the airbag, and a tether lid configured to open in order to release the tether during deployment. The tether lid is installed in a pillar garnish of the vehicle, and is opened in response to the force of the tether as it is pulled by the deploying airbag.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 21/216 - Arrangements for storing inflatable members in their non-use or deflated condition; Arrangement or mounting of air bag modules or components characterised by the covers for the inflatable member comprising tether means for limitation of cover motion during deployment
  • B60R 21/213 - Arrangements for storing inflatable members in their non-use or deflated condition; Arrangement or mounting of air bag modules or components in vehicle roof frames or pillars

76.

GRASS BAG AND TRANSPORTATION STRUCTURE THEREOF

      
Application Number 17218139
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Krolo, Ante
  • Borsdorf, Ronny
  • Wrase, Eric

Abstract

A grass bag structure is provided. The grass bag structure includes a bag frame, a handle and a plurality of wheels. The handle is disposed on the grass bag and adapted for transporting the grass bag.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A01D 43/063 - Mowers combined with apparatus performing additional operations while mowing with means for collecting, gathering or loading mown material in or into a container carried by the mower; Containers therefor

77.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LANE LEVEL TRAFFIC STATE ESTIMATION

      
Application Number 17218691
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-31
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Al-Nadawi, Yasir Khudhair
  • Nourkhiz Mahjoub, Hossein
  • Daman, Laith

Abstract

A method for traffic state estimation of a road network based on a plurality of vehicles including probe vehicles and non-probe vehicles travelling includes receiving probe vehicle data from the probe vehicles within a communication range of a host vehicle. The method also includes spatially and temporally associating the probe vehicle data to lane level cells of the road network, and identifying empty lane level cells of the road network where the probe vehicle data is unavailable. The method includes calculating estimated non-probe vehicle data for the empty lane level cells based on the probe vehicle data. The method further includes calculating a traffic density value for the road network based on the probe vehicle data and the estimated non-probe vehicle data and providing the traffic density value to the host vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08G 1/01 - Detecting movement of traffic to be counted or controlled

78.

ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION FOR AN ELECTRIC LAWNMOWER

      
Application Number 17218805
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-31
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Yamazaki, Tatsuya

Abstract

An electric transmission for an electric lawnmower is disclosed. The electric transmission is adapted to operatively connect to a plurality of wheels for driving the electric lawnmower over a ground surface. The electric transmission includes an electric motor and a housing encasing the electric motor. The housing includes a cylindrical body defining a chamber for receiving the electric motor, an inlet conduit, and an outlet conduit. The inlet conduit is connected to the cylindrical body and extends outwardly from the cylindrical body to facilitate a flow of air inside the chamber. The outlet conduit is disposed spaced apart from the inlet conduit. Further, the outlet conduit is connected to the cylindrical body and extends outwardly from the cylindrical body to facilitate an exit of air from the chamber to an ambient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02K 5/10 - Casings or enclosures characterised by the shape, form or construction thereof with arrangements for protection from ingress, e.g. of water or fingers
  • B60L 50/00 - Electric propulsion with power supplied within the vehicle
  • A01D 34/69 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters characterised by features relating to the type of cutting apparatus having rotating cutters having cutters rotating about a vertical axis hand-guided by a walking operator with motor driven cutters or wheels with motor driven wheels
  • H02K 5/20 - Casings or enclosures characterised by the shape, form or construction thereof with channels or ducts for flow of cooling medium

79.

DEEP AUTOMATION ANOMALY DETECTION

      
Application Number 17218903
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-31
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Cobb, Derrick Ian
  • Geary, Richard Wolfgang
  • Spaur, Douglas J

Abstract

Examples of the disclosure enable detecting an anomalous state in a machine. The method is performed by an anomaly detection server. The method includes receiving training analysis vectors associated with a monitored machine during a training period. The method also includes applying the training analysis vectors to a machine learning model to create a trained machine learning model configured to describe normal states in the monitored machine as indicated by training analysis vectors. The method further includes receiving monitoring analysis vectors associated with the monitored machine during a monitoring period. The method also includes applying the monitoring analysis vectors to the trained machine learning model to identify at least one discrepancy indicating an anomalous state in the monitored machine. The method further includes transmitting an alert indicating that an anomaly is detected in the monitored machine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G06F 11/32 - Monitoring with visual indication of the functioning of the machine
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning

80.

TARGET CLASSIFICATION

      
Application Number 17219121
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-31
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nourkhiz Mahjoub, Hossein
  • Al-Nadawi, Yasir Khudhair
  • Kelkar, Paritosh
  • Abd, Mehmmood
  • Natarajan, Kathiravan

Abstract

According to one aspect, a host vehicle (HV) equipped with a system for target classification may include a communication unit receiving a first message from a remote vehicle (RV) at a first time. The communication unit may receive a second message from the RV at a second time. An operation unit may append the path history position trail information of the first message with the path history position trail information of the second message based on an overlap between the path history position trail information of the first message and the second message to determine an overall path history position trail for the RV and calculate a lane level position offset between the HV and the RV based on the overall path history position trail for the RV and a current position of the HV and a result of lane change detection module of the HV about the HV and RV lane changes.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08G 1/01 - Detecting movement of traffic to be counted or controlled
  • H04W 4/46 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P] for vehicle-to-vehicle communication [V2V]

81.

FLEXIBLE AND STORABLE ACTIVE SPOILER SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17459507
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-27
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Moradnia, Pirooz
  • Metka, Matthew L.
  • Rose, David J.

Abstract

An active spoiler system for a vehicle is disclosed that changes from a stowed position to a deployed position. In the stowed position, one or more flexible sheets are stored on rollers inside the body of the vehicle. The flexible sheets are pulled outward out of the body of the vehicle by a rigid bar that rotates around a pivot, in response to a controller. The deployed active spoiler may decrease drag thereby increasing fuel efficiency, while also allowing for the active spoiler to be stowed when not needed due to road or weather conditions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 35/00 - Vehicle bodies characterised by streamlining
  • B62D 37/02 - Stabilising vehicle bodies without controlling suspension arrangements by aerodynamic means

82.

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM AND VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 17589120
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-31
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Naruse, Tadashi
  • Murata, Naoya

Abstract

A vehicle control system includes a mode setting control unit that suspends cancellation of a motor drive priority mode when a drive mode is changed from a first drive mode to a second drive mode in response to acceptance of a change to the second drive mode when a driving status recognition unit recognizes that a vehicle is able to drive or is driving in a state in which the motor drive priority mode is set and the drive mode is set to the first drive mode, and cancels the suspension to cancel the motor drive priority mode when the drive mode change acceptance unit does not accept a change to the third drive mode during a first suspension period.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/182 - Selecting between different operative modes, e.g. comfort and performance modes
  • B60W 20/10 - Controlling the power contribution of each of the prime movers to meet required power demand
  • B60W 50/14 - Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention
  • B60W 50/10 - Interpretation of driver requests or demands

83.

MOBILE-BODY MANIPULATION DEVICE AND MANIPULATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17605725
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-18
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Takenaka, Toru

Abstract

A manipulation device 51 (master device) includes: an upper-body support part 65 which is mounted on an upper body of an operator P to be able to move together with the operator P as the operator P moves; and a movement command determination unit 94 which determines a movement control command value of a mobile body 1 (slave device) according to an observation value of a motion state including a movement speed of the upper-body support part 65 in a movement environment of the operator P. A reaction force received from the operator P by the upper-body support part 65 can be controlled by action control of a movement mechanism 52 of the manipulation device 51 and a lifting mechanism 60.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 3/04 - Manipulators of master-slave type, i.e. both controlling unit and controlled unit perform corresponding spatial movements involving servo mechanisms
  • B25J 13/02 - Hand grip control means
  • B25J 13/04 - Foot-operated control means

84.

SHIFT MECHANISM OF OUTBOARD MOTOR, AND MOUNT STRUCTURE OF SHIFT MECHANISM

      
Application Number 17616212
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-07
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yazaki, Makoto
  • Kimura, Toru
  • Aikawa, Naoki
  • Harada, Tsuyoshi
  • Kohashi, Yasukata
  • Ikeda, Hikaru

Abstract

A shift mechanism of an outboard motor has an electric actuator having a movable rod, and a guide structure for guiding a linear motion of a sliding body connected to the movable rod. In addition, the shift mechanism includes a link rod connected to the sliding body and bent to extend in a direction different from the direction of the linear motion of the sliding body. Furthermore, the shift mechanism includes a shift shaft part which is connected to the link rod, performs a rotational motion on the basis of a displacement of the link rod, and switches a range of a transmission mechanism provided below on the basis of the rotational motion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16H 61/32 - Electric motors therefor
  • B63H 20/14 - Transmission between propulsion power unit and propulsion element
  • F16H 61/36 - Generation or transmission of movements for final actuating mechanisms with at least one movement being transmitted by a cable

85.

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, ROUTE GENERATION DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, ROUTE GENERATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17665644
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-07
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sugano, Yuki
  • Nagaoka, Nobuharu

Abstract

A vehicle control device includes a recognizer that recognizes a situation around a host vehicle based on a detection result of an object detection device including a camera and an action plan generator that generates an action plan of the host vehicle based on a recognition result of the recognizer about a situation around the host vehicle. The action plan generator generates an action plan for, when it is predicted that the camera will be backlit while the host vehicle is traveling, avoiding that the camera is backlit at a prediction point and a prediction timing when it is predicted that the camera will be backlit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • 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
  • B60W 40/06 - Road conditions
  • G01C 21/36 - Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
  • G06V 20/58 - Recognition of moving objects or obstacles, e.g. vehicles or pedestrians; Recognition of traffic objects, e.g. traffic signs, traffic lights or roads

86.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, VEHICLE, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number 17666561
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-08
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Tsushima, Kosei

Abstract

Provided is an information processing apparatus for performing a wireless communication with an external apparatus. The information processing apparatus is configured to measure the communication throughput with the external apparatus, predict the future communication throughput using at least the data of the measured communication throughput, and allocates the usable communication throughput for each service in a communication state based on the predicted communication throughput. When the communication of a first service becomes to be in a non-communication state from a communication state, the processor allocates the usable communication throughput to the first service during a predetermined period after the communication of the first service becomes to be in the non-communication state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 24/02 - Arrangements for optimising operational condition
  • H04L 43/0888 - Throughput
  • H04W 24/08 - Testing using real traffic
  • H04W 4/40 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P]

87.

TRANSMISSION

      
Application Number 17668831
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-10
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Matsunaga, Naoya

Abstract

A transmission in which multiple shift forks are moved by a shared lead groove of a shift drum has an improved degree of freedom of design of an internal combustion engine as well as an improved degree of freedom of layout of shift forks. The transmission includes multiple shift forks having engaging protrusions that engage with a shared lead groove. At least one shift fork among the multiple shift forks has an opening angle α around a drum rotation center line of a shift drum between a boss center line as a cylindrical center line of a cylindrical boss that is axially supported by a fork shaft of the shift fork, and a fork action part of the engaging protrusion on which the shared lead groove acts in accordance with rotation of the shift drum.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16H 63/32 - Gear shifter yokes
  • F16H 61/682 - Control functions within change-speed- or reversing-gearings for conveying rotary motion specially adapted for stepped gearings with interruption of drive

88.

BATTERY UNIT

      
Application Number 17669369
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-11
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ohta, Masahiro
  • Chiba, Kazuki

Abstract

A battery unit includes at least one battery module that includes at least one battery cell, at least one battery heat flow detector that detects a heat flow of the at least one battery cell and the battery unit, at least one reference heat flow detector that detects a heat flow of the battery unit as a reference heat flow, and a battery state estimator that estimates a state of the at least one battery cell, based on a heat flow of the at least one battery cell given by subtracting the reference heat flow detected by the at least one reference heat flow detector from the heat flow detected by the at least one battery heat flow detector. The at least one reference heat flow detector is disposed in the battery unit at a location where temperature fluctuation is small and heat capacity is large.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/48 - Accumulators combined with arrangements for measuring, testing or indicating the condition of cells, e.g. the level or density of the electrolyte
  • H01M 10/6554 - Rods or plates
  • H01M 50/505 - Interconnectors for connecting terminals of adjacent batteries; Interconnectors for connecting cells outside a battery casing comprising a single busbar
  • G01R 31/392 - Determining battery ageing or deterioration, e.g. state of health

89.

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17669406
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-11
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nagaoka, Nobuharu
  • Sugano, Yuki
  • Okutsu, Ryota

Abstract

There is provided a vehicle control device including: a recognizer that recognizes a situation of the vicinity of a subject vehicle and an action plan generator that generates an action plan of the subject vehicle based on a result of the recognition of the vicinity of the subject vehicle acquired by the recognizer, in which the recognizer recognizes an inter-vehicle distance between the subject vehicle and another vehicle traveling in front of the subject vehicle, and the action plan generator generates an action plan for changing the inter-vehicle distance between the subject vehicle and the other vehicle based on the result of the recognition of the inter-vehicle distance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/16 - Control of distance between vehicles, e.g. keeping a distance to preceding vehicle
  • B60W 30/14 - Cruise control
  • B60W 40/06 - Road conditions
  • B60W 40/105 - Speed
  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • G06V 20/56 - Context or environment of the image exterior to a vehicle by using sensors mounted on the vehicle

90.

BiMOS SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

      
Application Number 17670531
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-14
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakamura, Genki
  • Tsukada, Yoshinari
  • Maita, Shinya
  • Maeda, Yasuhiro
  • Negoro, Yuki

Abstract

An n-channel BiMOS semiconductor device having a trench gate structure includes an n+ drain layer; a parallel pn layer including n− drift and p pillar layers joined alternately; and a composite layer including a p base layer and an n+ source layer, in which the n+ drain layer, the parallel pn layer, and the composite layer are provided in order.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 21/8249 - Bipolar and MOS technology
  • H01L 27/06 - Devices consisting of a plurality of semiconductor or other solid-state components formed in or on a common substrate including integrated passive circuit elements with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier the substrate being a semiconductor body including a plurality of individual components in a non-repetitive configuration
  • H01L 29/78 - Field-effect transistors with field effect produced by an insulated gate

91.

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17671610
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-15
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Watanabe, Daichi

Abstract

A system is provided including a communication section that receives, from an external apparatus that can connect to a battery pack, battery pack information including first identification information of the battery pack and second identification information of an electric apparatus that utilizes electrical power accumulated in the battery pack, and an identification section that identifies the number of times the battery pack has been replaced among the plurality of electric apparatuses based on the battery pack information, and identifies the discount rate of the battery pack based on the identified number of times and the discount rate table.

IPC Classes  ?

92.

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM, VEHICLE, AND CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 17671615
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-15
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kato, Hisahiro
  • Yoshimura, Yusuke
  • Tokunaga, Tomoya

Abstract

A vehicle control system includes a plurality of slave ECUs, and a core ECU including a gateway function for relaying data communication among the plurality of slave ECUs and between the plurality of slave ECUs and an external apparatus. The vehicle control system accepts operation requests from a plurality of systems that makes a request for an operation to an operating unit equipped in a vehicle and performing an operation based on an operation request. The operation requests from the plurality of systems include at least a request from the external apparatus or a request from a function added to the core ECU by the external apparatus. When operation requests from the plurality of systems are accepted, the core ECU performs arbitration for the operation requests from the plurality of systems and transmits an arbitration result to at least one of the plurality of slave ECUs.

IPC Classes  ?

93.

MOUNTING PART STRUCTURE OF EXTERNAL DETECTION SENSOR FOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17671626
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-15
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kuwahata, Shuhei
  • Kurita, Makoto
  • Ishizuka, Eiji

Abstract

A mounting part structure of an external detection sensor for a vehicle includes a sensor cover. A front portion of the sensor cover is locked to the sensor bracket via a front locking part that restricts displacement in a vertical direction of the vehicle when displacement of the sensor cover in forward and rearward directions of the vehicle and a vehicle width direction and rotation thereof around an axis following the vehicle width direction are allowed. A rear portion of the sensor cover is locked to the console bracket via a rear locking part that restricts displacement of the sensor cover in the vertical direction of the vehicle and the forward and rearward directions of the vehicle when displacement of the sensor cover in the vehicle width direction is allowed. The rear portion of the sensor cover is biased in the vehicle width direction by a rear spring part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • B60R 1/12 - Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks
  • B60R 1/04 - Rear-view mirror arrangements mounted inside vehicle

94.

ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17671629
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-15
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mukumoto, Yasunori
  • Sugizaki, Tetsuya
  • Hayakawa, Hirotaka
  • Yamanaka, Daichi
  • Ando, Ryoji
  • Nakayama, Shinya

Abstract

An electrically driven vehicle includes a floor panel, a tunnel section, an electrical storage device, and an electric power line. The tunnel section is formed in a vehicle forward/rearward direction in a central portion of the floor panel in a vehicle width direction. The electrical storage device is disposed behind the tunnel section of the vehicle above the floor panel. The electric power line is disposed below the tunnel section and connected to the electrical storage device. The tunnel section has an opening portion formed in a rear end portion of the tunnel section located in front of the electrical storage device of the vehicle and through which the electric power line is inserted.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion
  • B62D 25/20 - Floors or bottom sub-units
  • B60K 13/04 - Arrangement in connection with combustion air intake or gas exhaust of propulsion units concerning exhaust
  • B60R 13/08 - Insulating elements, e.g. for sound insulation

95.

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17671645
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-15
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tanaka, Naoki
  • Sugiura, Seiji

Abstract

A fuel cell system includes a plurality of fuel cell stacks, and a supply pipeline and a discharge pipeline that are connected to a supply channel and a discharge channel of each of the fuel cell stacks. A fluid sequentially supplied to the plurality of fuel cells in a stacking direction flows through the supply channel. A fluid sequentially discharged from the plurality of fuel cells in the stacking direction flows through the discharge channel A flowing direction of the fluid in the supply channel is a direction from a first end plate toward a second end plate. A flowing direction of the fluid in the discharge channel is a direction from the first end plate toward the second end plate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 8/2484 - Grouping of fuel cells, e.g. stacking of fuel cells - Details of groupings of fuel cells characterised by external manifolds
  • H01M 8/241 - Grouping of fuel cells, e.g. stacking of fuel cells with solid or matrix-supported electrolytes
  • H01M 8/04082 - Arrangements for control of reactant parameters, e.g. pressure or concentration
  • H01M 8/04089 - Arrangements for control of reactant parameters, e.g. pressure or concentration of gaseous reactants

96.

UPDATE CONTROL APPARATUS, MOVING BODY, UPDATE CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17673814
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-17
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Inoue, Genta

Abstract

An update control apparatus includes: a first acquiring unit configured to acquire information based on a unique value of a moving-body control unit; a second acquiring unit configured to acquire version information of a program for performing control by the moving-body control unit from a first storage region of a storage apparatus provided in the moving-body control unit; a third acquiring unit configured to acquire, on a basis of the version information acquired by the second acquiring unit, a newer version of the program for performing the control by the moving-body control unit; a writing unit configured to write the new version of the program acquired by the third acquiring unit to a second storage region provided in the storage apparatus; and an instruction unit configured to output an instruction to cause the moving-body control unit to control in accordance with the program stored in the second storage region.

IPC Classes  ?

97.

CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17673835
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-17
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Ohta, Takashi

Abstract

A control device for a vehicle is a control device provided on a vehicle which includes a positional information acquisition part configured to acquire positional information of the vehicle and a turning amount acquisition part configured to acquire a turning amount of the vehicle, the control device for a vehicle including a starting point specifying part configured to specify a departure place of the vehicle on the basis of the positional information, a measurement starting point setting part configured to set a measurement starting point of a turning amount of the vehicle on the basis of the positional information, a traveling route recording part configured to record the measurement starting point and the turning amount of the vehicle, and a scheduled route estimating part configured to estimate a scheduled traveling route of the vehicle on the basis of the recorded measurement starting point and the recorded turning amount.

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
  • B60K 6/442 - Series-parallel switching type
  • B60W 20/20 - Control strategies involving selection of hybrid configuration, e.g. selection between series or parallel configuration
  • G07C 5/02 - Registering or indicating driving, working, idle, or waiting time only
  • B60W 20/13 - Controlling the power contribution of each of the prime movers to meet required power demand in order to prevent overcharging or battery depletion

98.

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17673893
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-17
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tamura, Sho
  • Tamura, Takao
  • Inoue, Daichi

Abstract

A vehicle control device recognizes a surrounding situation of a vehicle, controls steering and acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle without depending on an operation of a driver of the vehicle based on the surrounding situation and map information, determines a driving mode of the vehicle to be one of a plurality of driving modes including a first driving mode and a second driving mode, determines whether there is an error in the map information based on the surrounding situation and the map information, and in a case where an error is determined in the map information while the vehicle is driving in the second driving mode, continues the second driving mode when a preceding vehicle is recognized within a first predetermined distance, or changes the second driving mode to the first driving mode when a preceding vehicle is not recognized within the first predetermined distance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles

99.

DETECTION DEVICE, VEHICLE SYSTEM, DETECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 17674931
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-18
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nagaoka, Nobuharu
  • Tsuji, Takayuki
  • Sugano, Yuki

Abstract

A detection device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a detection result of a plurality of targets present in a traveling direction of a vehicle from an imaging device attached to the vehicle; a calculation unit configured to determine whether the plurality of targets detected with movement of the vehicle are an identical target based on the detection result acquired by the acquisition unit and calculate a coordinate of each of the plurality of targets in chronological order; and a detection unit configured to detect a pitch angle and a roll angle of the imaging device with respect to a horizontal direction based on the coordinate calculated in chronological order by the calculation unit.

IPC Classes  ?

100.

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17674941
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-18
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tamura, Sho
  • Tamura, Takao
  • Inoue, Daichi

Abstract

A vehicle control device recognizes a surrounding situation of a vehicle, controls steering and acceleration/deceleration of the vehicle without depending on an operation of a driver, determines any one of a plurality of driving modes including a first driving mode and a second driving mode as a driving mode of the vehicle, changes the driving mode of the vehicle to a driving mode in which the task is heavier when a task is not executed by the driver, determines whether there is an error in the map information and determines whether there is a recognition error, and when an error is determined in the map information, there is a recognition error while the vehicle is traveling in the second driving mode, and a preceding vehicle is recognized within a first predetermined distance, sets a travel continuation distance in the second driving mode to be longer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • G06V 20/56 - Context or environment of the image exterior to a vehicle by using sensors mounted on the vehicle
  • G06V 10/98 - Detection or correction of errors, e.g. by rescanning the pattern or by human intervention; Evaluation of the quality of the acquired patterns
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