Patents Assigned to Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Publication number: 20210010408
    Abstract: An installation structure of an exhaust gas sensor includes: two exhaust pipes on a downstream side of a multi-cylinder engine; a collecting pipe configured to collect the two exhaust pipes; and an exhaust gas sensor installed in the collecting pipe. Outlets of the two exhaust pipes are connected to the collecting pipe so as to be adjacent to each other. In the collecting pipe, the exhaust gas sensor is installed at a position away from the outlets of the two exhaust pipes in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the outlets of the two exhaust pipes are adjacent to each other in a sectional view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi MURAMATSU, Noriko OSHIRO
  • Patent number: 10890135
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] A space from a skirt to a side wall is uniformly deformed in a wide range without a bias. [Solution] A piston 1 has two pin bosses 3 disposed so as to face each other at an interval, a side wall 4 disposed on both sides of the pin boss 3, and a skirt 5 provided continuously to the side wall 4, and a pin hole 3a into which a piston pin 1a can be inserted is formed in the pin boss 3. Inner walls 10 of the side wall 4 and the skirt 5 are continuous with each other and disposed by facing on both sides of a pin boss axis C1 with the pin boss axis C1 between them. A horizontal section of the inner wall 10 is formed along a specific oval shape E.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoyuki Suda
  • Publication number: 20210001970
    Abstract: An outboard motor includes an outboard-motor main-body, an anti-ventilation plate, and a foreign-matter collection apparatus. The anti-ventilation plate is provided on the outboard-motor main-body. The foreign-matter collection apparatus is provided above the anti-ventilation plate and outside the outboard-motor main-body and located at a height such that a water intake is submerged under water when a ship to which the outboard-motor main-body has been attached is in a pre-planing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun ITO
  • Patent number: 10876624
    Abstract: There is provided a shift control system for a saddle-type vehicle. A gear shift lever is configured to be operated by a driver. A gearshift sensor is configured to detect an operation on the gear shift lever. A shift cam is configured to rotate according to the operation on the gear shift lever. A gear position sensor is configured to detect a rotation angle of the shift cam. In the case where the gearshift sensor does not detect a detection result according to a detection result of the gear position sensor, or in the case where the gear position sensor does not detect a detection result according to a detection result of the gearshift sensor, a control device determines abnormality occurrence, and stops engine operation control based on the detection results of the gearshift sensor and the gear position sensor on the basis of the abnormality occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuro Matsukawa, Hiromi Deguchi
  • Publication number: 20200398963
    Abstract: An outboard-motor mounting device is provided with: a clamp bracket (20) to be attached to a stern portion (15) of a hull; a swivel bracket (60) disposed between the clamp bracket and an outboard motor body (1); a trim-tilt equipment (40) that swings the outboard motor body back and forth via the swivel bracket; and a lift equipment (30) that lifts or lowers the outboard motor body via the swivel bracket. The lift equipment having a lift cylinder (33) for lifting is liftably supported on the clamp bracket, and the trim-tilt equipment having a tilt cylinder (44) and a trim cylinder (47) is disposed behind the lift equipment so that the tilt cylinder is positioned behind the lift cylinder and the trim cylinder is positioned on the side of the tilt cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi MIYASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200392894
    Abstract: First to fourth exhaust passages are provided in a raw blank of a cylinder block, which can be used for both a first exhaust route and a second exhaust route, one of which is selected for use as an exhaust passage. In the first exhaust route, a fifth exhaust passage couples between opening ends of the first and second exhaust passages and is formed in a separate member from the cylinder block, exhaust gas is allowed to flow via the fourth, first, fifth, second, and third exhaust passages, and a catalyst is placed in the exhaust passages. In the second exhaust route, a communication hole is provided in a partition wall between the fourth exhaust passage and the second exhaust passage while the opening ends of the first and second exhaust passages are closed, and the exhaust gas is allowed to flow via the fourth, second, and third exhaust passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Morio KISHIMOTO, Chiaki SUZUKI, Jun ITO
  • Patent number: 10864957
    Abstract: There is provided a motorcycle rear fender structure provided at a rear part of a motorcycle. A rear fender main body covers an upper rear side of a rear wheel. A bulging portion bulges outward and rearward from the rear fender main body, the bulging portion in which a wiring chamber is formed. A partition wall is provided in the rear fender main body. The partition wall is provided with a first wiring hole for introducing an electrical wire connected to a lighting device into the wiring chamber. A side wall of the bulging portion is provided with a second wiring hole for wiring the electrical wire introduced into the wiring chamber to the lighting device. The first wiring hole is provided at a position lower than the second wiring hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yujiro Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200388136
    Abstract: There is provided a fall-into-water accident determination system including: a weight detector configured to be attached to an occupant of a vessel and configured to detect a weight applied to a foot of the occupant; a water detector configured to be attached to the occupant and configured to detect water; and a fall-into-water accident determinator configured to determine whether a fall-into-water accident in which the occupant falls into water from the vessel occurs. The fall-into-water accident determinator determines whether the weight changes based on a detection result of the weight detector. The fall-into-water accident determinator determines whether the occupant is immersed in water based on a detection result of the water detector. And the fall-into-water accident determinator determines that the fall-into-water accident occurs when the weight changes and the occupant is immersed in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji KURATA
  • Publication number: 20200378296
    Abstract: An exhaust device in which a muffler is disposed on a side of a straddle-type vehicle includes the muffler including a tail pipe configured to discharge exhaust gas and protruding rearward, a tail cover covering a periphery of the tail pipe behind the muffler, and a protector for heat shield interposed between the muffler and the tail cover. Inner sides of the tail cover and the protector in a vehicle width direction are configured to be fixed to each other by a fastening member. An elastic locking portion is formed on an outer side of one of the tail cover and the protector in the vehicle width direction, and a holding portion configured to hold the elastic locking portion is formed on an outer side of another of the tail cover and the protector in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio MATSUMOTO, Yasuhito SAIKI
  • Publication number: 20200369281
    Abstract: An automated driving controller for a vehicle includes an environmental condition estimating part including a surrounding recognition function for recognizing a vehicle's driving lane, neighboring lanes, and other vehicles driving in the driving lanes and a function for obtaining the vehicle's moving state, a path generating part for generating a target path on the basis of information obtained by the environmental condition estimating part, and a vehicle control part configured to perform speed control and steering control for causing the vehicle to follow the target path, and has a function for performing automated lane change to a neighboring lane when there is no other vehicle in a predetermined range of the neighboring lane and a function for determining whether lane change should be continued when another vehicle is recognized in a predetermined area (XF and XR) around the vehicle during execution of the automated lane change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20200364470
    Abstract: A traveling lane recognition apparatus includes a camera and a controller. The controller recognizes a linear marking position where a linear marking exists in each of detection target images, repeatedly performs image detection processing for detecting a white line or a blank at a linear marking position in each of detection target images corresponding to captured images, in an order of capturing time points of the captured images. The controller is configured to recognize a lane in which the vehicle is traveling among the plurality of lanes on the street based on a positional relationship between a solid lane line detected by the lane line detection and the vehicle and a positional relationship between the broken lane line detected by the lane line detection and the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru OGASAWARA, Akinori UNO, Yuuichi UMEZANE, Hiroyuki MIYAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200361376
    Abstract: A rear display device includes a camera, a display and a controller. The controller generates an overhead view image by performing an overhead view conversion process, controls the display to display one of a non-overhead view image and the overhead view image, detects a movement state of the vehicle, predicts a reversing course of the vehicle, and detects an object that is present within a predetermined detection range at the rear. The controller controls the display to display the overhead view image when the object is at the reversing course and a distance between the object and the vehicle is a distance determination reference value or less. The controller controls the display to display the non-overhead view image when the object is not at the reversing course or the distance between the object and the vehicle is higher than the distance determination reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuichi Umezane
  • Publication number: 20200353701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber reinforced resin structure having a through-hole. The structure includes an inner resin portion forming a peripheral edge portion of the through-hole, and an outer resin portion adjacent to an outer peripheral edge of the inner resin portion. The inner resin portion is formed by a matrix resin. The outer resin portion includes base material sheets formed of a fiber reinforced resin having fiber and the matrix resin. The base material sheets are stacked together in the thickness direction of the structure. The inner and outer resin portions are formed integrally so as to be continuous with each other by the matrix resin. The present invention also relates to a method of manufacturing the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kyohei Ikoma, Daisuke Hatano, Kenta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10830158
    Abstract: A throttle control method of controlling an opening degree of a throttle valve in a multi-cylinder engine that includes throttle valves in intake passages provided for each cylinder. It is possible to independently control the opening degree for each of the throttle valves. The throttle control method includes controlling the opening degree of the throttle valve is based on differences among intake air amounts in the respective intake passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideya Iwata, Kenta Sugimoto, Taiki Mase
  • Patent number: 10829178
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle body frame of a straddle-type vehicle. A tank rail extends rearward from a head pipe at an upper side of a power unit. A body frame has a pair of side frame parts extending downward from a rear end side of the tank rail, an upper coupling part couples upper parts of the side frame parts, and a lower coupling part couples lower parts of the pair of side frame parts. Front and rear mount parts support the power unit. Swing arm support parts are provided in the side frame parts. A link member connecting part connects a link member configured to couple the swing arm and a rear cushion each other. The rear mount part is formed at a front part of the lower coupling part, and the link member connecting part is formed at a rear part of the lower coupling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20200331553
    Abstract: An accident determination system that determines an occurrence of an accident in a straddle-type vehicle, includes a stop detection unit, an end operation unit and a weight detection unit, a control unit. The stop detection unit detects a vehicle stop of the straddle-type vehicle. The end operation unit receives a driving end operation performed by an occupant. The weight detection unit detects a weight value according to a posture of the occupant. The control unit determines whether the vehicle stop is caused by dismounting based on a detection result of the stop detection unit and an operation result of the end operation unit, and determines an occurrence of an accident based on a detection result of the weight detection unit during the vehicle stop caused by a reason other than dismounting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji KURATA
  • Patent number: 10807666
    Abstract: In the vicinity of a front end of a plate-shaped member of a fiber reinforced resin material having long fibers, to suppress deterioration in strength due to waviness of the long fibers during press-molding. The plate-shaped member is formed by a discontinuous fiber reinforced resin having long fibers. A flat surface part of the plate-shaped member is provided with a hole part, and a side wall is integrally formed to a semicircular end of the flat surface part located closer to the hole part. The side wall is arranged in a region between an opening edge of the hole part closer to a front end, and the front end so as to extend around its outer circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Daisuke Hatano, Takahisa Egawa, Masahiro Kitagawa, Masatomo Teshima
  • Publication number: 20200327459
    Abstract: A ride reservation user support apparatus includes a reservation information acquirer, a location information acquirer, a route information acquirer, a route deviation detector and a notification provider. The reservation information acquirer acquires ride reservation information for identifying a device of a user and a scheduled boarding location where the user boards a vehicle. The location information acquirer acquires location information of the device. The route information acquirer acquires route information that indicates a predicted route, which is predicted to be used by the user, from a location indicated by the location information to the scheduled boarding location. The route deviation detector determines whether the device deviates from the predicted route based on the location information and the route information. The notification provider causes the device to provide a notification to the user in a case where the device deviates from the predicted route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira AKITA, Hitoshi KUBOTA, Atsuto SUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10800501
    Abstract: There is provided an outboard motor. In a posture in use of the outboard motor, an oil filter is inclined such that a mounting portion side is located lower than a tip end side and the mounting portion side is located at an inner side and a tip end side is located at an outer side in the width direction of the outboard motor, a cover mating position between an upper engine cover and a lower engine cover is set to a position lower than an upper part of the tip end, and is higher than a lower part of the mounting portion, and an electric actuator is mounted on a lower part of an engine block and is mounted on a position closer to a center of the engine relative to a position of an outermost end of the oil filter in a width direction of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Okunishi
  • Patent number: 10794243
    Abstract: There is provided a lubrication structure of an internal combustion engine. A transmission chamber is arranged adjacently at the rear of a crank chamber. An oil chamber communicates with a bottom part of the transmission chamber. A feed pump supplies oil in the oil chamber to a lubrication target part. A scavenging pump sucks the oil in the crank chamber and discharges the oil to the transmission chamber. The feed pump and the scavenging pump are arranged coaxially in a width direction of the internal combustion engine. At least a part of the scavenging pump is arranged higher than a lower end of the crank chamber. A rear end of the scavenging pump is arranged at the same position as a rear end of the crank chamber or in front of the rear end of the crank chamber in a front and rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Kunio Arase