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1 US10544848B2
Dynamic damper control device
Publication/Patent Number: US10544848B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-28 Application Number: 15/846,323 Filing Date: 2017-12-19 Inventor: Inoue, Toshio   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: F16F7/10 Abstract: The present invention relates to a dynamic damper control device. A control unit includes a first acceleration sensor configured to obtain a first acceleration of a mass member, a second acceleration sensor configured to obtain a second acceleration of a vibration control target member, and a target amplitude amplification ratio calculating unit configured to calculate a target amplitude amplification ratio of the mass member and the vibration control target member based on the first acceleration and the second acceleration, and is configured to change a magnetic force produced from an electromagnet based on the target amplitude amplification ratio. The present invention relates to a dynamic damper control device. A control unit includes a first acceleration sensor configured to obtain a first acceleration of a mass member, a second acceleration sensor configured to obtain a second acceleration of a vibration control target ...More ...Less
2 US10532644B2
Vehicle body structure
Publication/Patent Number: US10532644B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-14 Application Number: 15/830,112 Filing Date: 2017-12-04 Inventor: Katayama, Yoichi   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: B60J10/86 Abstract: A vehicle body structure is provided that has fewer parts and allows a seal member securely sealing a gap between a vehicle body and a door to be attached thereto. The vehicle body structure has a door that covers and uncovers a door opening formed in a vehicle body. The door has a first garnish that is located on an outer side of a vehicle than the door, and a seal member that is attached to the first garnish and seals a gap between the door and the vehicle body. The first garnish has an insertion groove defined by a contact wall extending in a direction which is orthogonal to a lateral direction, and the seal member is inserted in the insertion groove so as to be in contact with the contact wall. A vehicle body structure is provided that has fewer parts and allows a seal member securely sealing a gap between a vehicle body and a door to be attached thereto. The vehicle body structure has a door that covers and uncovers a door opening formed in a vehicle body. The door ...More ...Less
3 US10527160B2
Resin case for control unit for transmission
Publication/Patent Number: US10527160B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 15/942,633 Filing Date: 2018-04-02 Inventor: Yokota, Hirotaka   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: H05K5/00 Abstract: A resin case is placed directly on an external wall of a vehicle transmission, and configures an outer peripheral side of a control unit for the transmission, with a connector to be joined to a harness connected to a functional component inside the transmission being electrically connected to the control unit. The resin case includes a case body and a rib provided to an outer surface of the case body. For example, the rib configures a heat release rib. A resin case is placed directly on an external wall of a vehicle transmission, and configures an outer peripheral side of a control unit for the transmission, with a connector to be joined to a harness connected to a functional component inside the transmission being ...More ...Less
4 US10535108B2
Transaction management system, transaction management method and program
Publication/Patent Number: US10535108B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-14 Application Number: 16/175,810 Filing Date: 2018-10-30 Inventor: Haneda, Satoshi   Sou, Chieko   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: G06Q50/06 Abstract: A power feeding management apparatus includes: a power feeding side identification information acquiring unit that acquires power feeding side identification information for identifying the power feeding side from a device or a user's communication terminal in the power feeding side; a power receiving side identification information acquiring unit that acquires power receiving side identification information for identifying the power receiving side from a device or a user's communication terminal in the power receiving side; a power feeding information acquiring unit that acquires power feeding information about a power amount fed from the device in the power feeding side or a power amount fed to the device in the power receiving side; and a transmission unit that associates with one another: the power feeding side identification information; the power receiving side identification information; and the power feeding information, and transmits them to a transaction management apparatus. A power feeding management apparatus includes: a power feeding side identification information acquiring unit that acquires power feeding side identification information for identifying the power feeding side from a device or a user's communication terminal in the power feeding ...More ...Less
5 US10541432B2
Fuel gas circulation apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10541432B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 15/437,550 Filing Date: 2017-02-21 Inventor: Koyama, Tomoyoshi   Fukuda, Tetsuya   Inoue, Satoshi   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: H01M8/04089 Abstract: In a fuel gas circulation apparatus, a diffuser is accommodated in an attachment hole of a body. An injector is provided upstream of the diffuser through an attachment. A vibration absorption member made of elastic material is provided between a proximal end of a large diameter portion of this diffuser and a distal end of a main body in the attachment, and a ring member is provided adjacent to the vibration absorption member. In a fuel gas circulation apparatus, a diffuser is accommodated in an attachment hole of a body. An injector is provided upstream of the diffuser through an attachment. A vibration absorption member made of elastic material is provided between a proximal end of a large diameter ...More ...Less
6 US10525844B2
System and method for electric vehicle charging
Publication/Patent Number: US10525844B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 15/713,311 Filing Date: 2017-09-22 Inventor: Uyeki, Robert M.   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: B60L53/64 Abstract: A vehicle charging system may determine a charging schedule for an electric vehicle based on real-time cost information and a likelihood of communication errors related to charging commands. The vehicle charging system may determine a first cost to immediately charge the electric vehicle upon plug-in. The vehicle charging system may determine a second cost to delay charging the electric vehicle according to a charging schedule, the charging schedule including communicating charging commands with the vehicle at a later time. The vehicle charging system may determine a likelihood of communication errors related to the charging commands. The vehicle charging system may select a charging option of immediately charging the electric vehicle or delaying charging the electric vehicle based on the first cost, second cost, and the likelihood of communication errors. A vehicle charging system may determine a charging schedule for an electric vehicle based on real-time cost information and a likelihood of communication errors related to charging commands. The vehicle charging system may determine a first cost to immediately charge the ...More ...Less
7 US10576835B2
Energy storage device, transport apparatus, and control method
Publication/Patent Number: US10576835B2 Publication Date: 2020-03-03 Application Number: 15/335,432 Filing Date: 2016-10-27 Inventor: Oguma, Hirokazu   Ito, Yoshihiro   Takizawa, Daijiro   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: H02J7/14 Abstract: A second energy storage has a second capacity deterioration factor which has a fluctuation with respect to a state of charge larger than a fluctuation of a first capacity deterioration factor. Circuitry is configured to control a converter to discharge one of the first energy storage and the second energy storage to charge another of the first energy storage and the second energy storage alternately when first temperature of the first energy storage and second temperature of the second energy storage are equal to or lower than a temperature threshold. The circuitry is configured to determine which of the first energy storage and the second energy storage is controlled to be discharged first based on the state of charge of the second energy storage, before the circuitry starts controlling the converter. A second energy storage has a second capacity deterioration factor which has a fluctuation with respect to a state of charge larger than a fluctuation of a first capacity deterioration factor. Circuitry is configured to control a converter to discharge one of the first energy ...More ...Less
8 US10576987B2
Drive assist apparatus and method
Publication/Patent Number: US10576987B2 Publication Date: 2020-03-03 Application Number: 15/839,449 Filing Date: 2017-12-12 Inventor: Murata, Satoshi   Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.   IPC: B60W40/08 Abstract: A drive assist apparatus, including a skill detecting unit detecting a driving skill of a driver of a vehicle, a biometric information acquiring unit acquiring a biometric information of the driver, a feeling estimating unit estimating a feeling of the driver based on the biometric information acquired, a plan generating unit generating a drive plan based on the driving skill detected and the feeling estimated, and a plan presentation unit presenting the drive plan generated to the driver. A drive assist apparatus, including a skill detecting unit detecting a driving skill of a driver of a vehicle, a biometric information acquiring unit acquiring a biometric information of the driver, a feeling estimating unit estimating a feeling of the driver based on the ...More ...Less
9 US10538167B2
Power supply system, transportation device, and power transmission method
Publication/Patent Number: US10538167B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 15/356,665 Filing Date: 2016-11-21 Inventor: Oguma, Hirokazu   Takizawa, Daijiro   Unno, Ryota   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: B60L11/18 Abstract: A power supply system includes a first energy storage, a second energy storage, a power transmission circuit, and circuitry. The first energy storage outputs first output power to an electric load. The second energy storage outputs second output power to the electric load. The circuitry is configured to control the power transmission circuit to supply power from the first energy storage or from both of the first energy storage and the second energy storage to the electric load based on a demand power such that a first change in the first output power in accordance with a change in the demand power is lower than a second change in the second output power in accordance with the change in the demand power or a third change in an input power of the second energy storage in accordance with the change in the demand power. A power supply system includes a first energy storage, a second energy storage, a power transmission circuit, and circuitry. The first energy storage outputs first output power to an electric load. The second energy storage outputs second output power to the electric load. The ...More ...Less
10 US10538150B2
Flexible tonneau cover assembly
Publication/Patent Number: US10538150B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 15/936,668 Filing Date: 2018-03-27 Inventor: Zichettello, Alexander   Binfet, Michael T.   Kaltenmark, Douglas R.   Tamarapoo, Babuji K.   Stull, Brock J.   Yoder, Todd   Finch, Paul   Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.   IPC: B60J7/08 Abstract: A flexible tonneau cover assembly is provided that includes a side rail and a rear rail that is removably securable to the side rail. The rear rail is rotatable between a closed position wherein a flexible cover secured thereto is under tension, and an open position wherein the flexible cover is untensioned. Optionally, the assembly includes a securing member that is securable in a fixed position with respect to the side rail and defines a channel, and the rear rail is rotatable between the open position and the closed position when the rear rail is positioned in the channel of the securing member. Optionally, the flexible cover includes a cable operatively connected to the rear rail, and the side rail receives the cable therein when the rear rail is in the closed position to secure the flexible cover to the side rail. A flexible tonneau cover assembly is provided that includes a side rail and a rear rail that is removably securable to the side rail. The rear rail is rotatable between a closed position wherein a flexible cover secured thereto is under tension, and an open position wherein the ...More ...Less
11 US10563732B2
Power transmission device
Publication/Patent Number: US10563732B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-18 Application Number: 15/933,557 Filing Date: 2018-03-23 Inventor: Shibamura, Mariko   Sugino, Soichi   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: F16H3/62 Abstract: A first clutch, a first planetary gear mechanism, a second planetary gear mechanism, a third planetary gear mechanism, a fourth planetary gear mechanism, and a third clutch are arranged along an input shaft in that order from a driving source. The input shaft includes first and second input shafts that are coaxially connected together through a first spline engagement portion and capable of being separated from each other in an axial direction. The first spline engagement portion is disposed between the first clutch and a first element of the third planetary gear mechanism on the input shaft. The first clutch is connected to the first input shaft. The first element of the third planetary gear mechanism and the third clutch are connected to the second input shaft. The first element of the third planetary gear mechanism is removably connected to the second input shaft through a second spline engagement portion. A first clutch, a first planetary gear mechanism, a second planetary gear mechanism, a third planetary gear mechanism, a fourth planetary gear mechanism, and a third clutch are arranged along an input shaft in that order from a driving source. The input shaft includes first and ...More ...Less
12 US10578133B2
Clutch actuator
Publication/Patent Number: US10578133B2 Publication Date: 2020-03-03 Application Number: 15/715,411 Filing Date: 2017-09-26 Inventor: Kajihara, Eisuke   Tokito, Akira   Tsunashima, Kosuke   Ono, Junya   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: F15B7/00 Abstract: This clutch actuator includes a hydraulic pressure generating mechanism (51) configured to operate a clutch (26) to provide a connected state or a disconnected state, a motor (52) configured to generate a rotary driving force for driving the hydraulic pressure generating mechanism (51) to a driving shaft (52a), a transmission mechanism (54) configured to transmit the rotary driving force generated in the driving shaft (52a) of the motor (52) to a driven member (54b) parallel to the driving shaft (52a) in an axial direction and disposed coaxially with a cylinder main body (51a), and a conversion mechanism (55) configured to convert the rotary driving force transmitted to the driven member (54b) into a reciprocal driving force of a piston (51b) in a stroke direction, wherein the hydraulic pressure generating mechanism (51), the motor (52), the transmission mechanism (54) and the conversion mechanism (55) are integrated as a unit. This clutch actuator includes a hydraulic pressure generating mechanism (51) configured to operate a clutch (26) to provide a connected state or a disconnected state, a motor (52) configured to generate a rotary driving force for driving the hydraulic pressure generating ...More ...Less
13 US10562514B2
Power transmission apparatus and vehicle, and power transmission control method
Publication/Patent Number: US10562514B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-18 Application Number: 15/538,805 Filing Date: 2015-12-16 Inventor: Tsukada, Yoshinari   Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.   IPC: B60W20/10 Abstract: A power transmission apparatus has a power distribution mechanism which is connected to an engine and a first motor-generator an in which at least three rotation elements enable to rotate in differential motions to one another, a power combining mechanism which is connected to the power distribution mechanism, a second motor-generator and an output shaft and in which four rotation elements enable to rotate in differential motions to one another, a brake mechanism which enables to selectively fix a rotation element of the power combining mechanism and a brake mechanism which enables to selectively fix a rotation element of the power combining mechanism which is connected to the engine. A power transmission apparatus has a power distribution mechanism which is connected to an engine and a first motor-generator an in which at least three rotation elements enable to rotate in differential motions to one another, a power combining mechanism which is connected to ...More ...Less