US Patent No. 10,989,159

CONTROL DEVICE OF GENERAL-PURPOSE ENGINE


Patent No. 10,989,159
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Control Device Of General-purpose Engine
Inventorship Hisanori Kanayama, Wako (JP)
Takashi Hashizume, Wako (JP)
Akifumi Fujima, Wako (JP)
Keiichiro Bungo, Wako (JP)
Assignee HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,989,159

1. A control device of a general-purpose engine which is used as a power source of a working machine, the control device comprising:an engine control unit configured to control the general-purpose engine in response to a command from an operation management unit external to the control device, the operation management unit being included in the working machine and configured to control an operation of the working machine based on a management program;
a communication interface configured to communicate with an external device to obtain the management program from the external device;
a management program acquisition unit configured to acquire the management program from the external device through the communication interface;
a storage medium configured to store the management program acquired by the management program acquisition unit; and
an operation management substitute unit which is configured to control the operation of the working machine in place of the operation management unit included in the working machine in accordance with the management program stored in the storage medium when a failure of the operation management unit included in the working machine is detected,
wherein the control device is configured to control the operation of the working machine in addition to the control of the general-purpose engine, when the failure of the operation management unit included in the working machine is detected.