US 9,809,186 B2
Vehicle
Takeshi Hoshinoya, Wako (JP); Shigeru Nakayama, Wako (JP); Hirotomi Nemoto, Wako (JP); Masahiko Akiyama, Wako (JP); and Yuji Minoda, Wako (JP)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 15/100,465
Filed by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Dec. 2, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/081868
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 31, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/083700, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 11, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-249618 (JP), filed on Dec. 2, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0297385 A1, Oct. 13, 2016
Int. Cl. B60R 17/02 (2006.01); B60K 1/02 (2006.01); F16H 57/027 (2012.01); H02K 5/10 (2006.01); H02K 7/14 (2006.01); F16H 57/04 (2010.01); B60K 6/365 (2007.10); B60K 6/383 (2007.10); B60K 6/46 (2007.10); B60K 6/52 (2007.10); F04C 2/10 (2006.01); F04C 13/00 (2006.01); F04C 15/00 (2006.01); B60K 1/00 (2006.01); B60K 6/38 (2007.10)
CPC B60R 17/02 (2013.01) [B60K 1/02 (2013.01); B60K 6/365 (2013.01); B60K 6/383 (2013.01); B60K 6/46 (2013.01); B60K 6/52 (2013.01); F04C 2/102 (2013.01); F04C 13/007 (2013.01); F04C 15/008 (2013.01); F16H 57/027 (2013.01); F16H 57/0476 (2013.01); H02K 5/10 (2013.01); H02K 7/14 (2013.01); B60K 2001/001 (2013.01); B60K 2006/381 (2013.01); B60Y 2200/92 (2013.01); B60Y 2306/03 (2013.01); B60Y 2306/05 (2013.01); F04C 2240/40 (2013.01); Y10S 903/91 (2013.01); Y10S 903/913 (2013.01); Y10S 903/916 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle comprising:
a housing, which accommodates at least any one of a power source of the vehicle and a power transmission mechanism that is disposed on a power transmission path between a wheel of the vehicle and a power source of the vehicle; and
a liquid medium supply unit, which is fixed to the housing and which is driven by a motor to supply a liquid medium to a cooled or lubricated portion that is at least either of a cooled portion or a lubricated portion of the power source or a cooled portion or a lubricated portion of the power transmission mechanism, wherein:
the housing is supported on a framework member of the vehicle via a supporting member;
the liquid medium supply unit has a motor portion that accommodates the motor, and a pressure feed portion that accommodates a pressure feed mechanism driven by the motor;
the vehicle includes a first atmosphere communicating mechanism that establishes a communication between an inside of the motor portion of the liquid medium supply unit and atmosphere;
the first atmosphere communicating mechanism includes a volumetric member that is disposed apart from the liquid medium supply unit in a position higher than the liquid medium supply unit and that has a predetermined volumetric space, the volumetric member being fixed to the housing; and
the first atmosphere communicating mechanism is in communication with the atmosphere through the volumetric member.