Patents Assigned to Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Patent number: 11220213
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuichi Umezane
  • Patent number: 11214139
    Abstract: There is provided a motorcycle which includes an engine including an exhaust port; an exhaust pipe connected to the exhaust port of the engine; and a catalyst disposed within the exhaust pipe. The exhaust pipe includes a catalyst case accommodating the catalyst, and a pipe connecting the exhaust port of the engine and the catalyst case. The catalyst is disposed in front of the engine. An occupied area of the catalyst in a direction orthogonal to a flow direction of exhaust gas is larger than an opening area of the pipe in a direction orthogonal to a flow direction of exhaust gas. A central axis of the catalyst is inclined with respect to a vehicle width direction in a vehicle front view. And the central axis of the catalyst and a center line of the engine in the vehicle width direction intersect at a position overlapping with the catalyst in the vehicle front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Yagi, Yasuhito Saiki
  • Publication number: 20210403114
    Abstract: A straddle-type vehicle includes a fuel pipe provided on a rear side of an engine, a generator provided on the rear side of the engine and adjacent to the fuel pipe, an outside air introduction duct configured to guide air outside the straddle-type vehicle to the rear side of the engine, and a partition wall provided between the fuel pipe and the generator. The partition wall partitions a region on the rear side of the engine into a generator arrangement region where the generator is provided and a fuel pipe arrangement region where the fuel pipe is provided. The outside air introduction duct includes a first outlet configured to allow the air to flow out to the generator arrangement region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro UCHIYAMA, Akihito DEGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210380213
    Abstract: The cooling device for a power source for a ship propulsion device that pumps up cooling water, from which foreign matters with sizes that cause clogging of a cooling water route have been removed, supplies the cooling water to a cooling water passage (30), and discharges the cooling water to outside after cooling a power source (10) includes: a cartridge-type filtration device (40, 73) that is provided at a midpoint of a first water passage (36, 71) in the cooling water route and incorporates a filter (45, 46) for filtrating foreign matters remaining in the cooling water; and a second water passage (38, 72) that is branched from the first water passage and adapted such that a valve member (53) is opened to cause the cooling water to flow in a case in which clogging occurs in the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Jun ITO, Shingo MATSUMOTO, Yudai ATSUMI
  • Patent number: 11193404
    Abstract: There is provided a muffler structure of a saddle-type vehicle. The muffler structure is disposed at a downstream side of an exhaust pipe extending from an exhaust port of a cylinder head. A pipe is connected to the exhaust pipe and inserted into a muffler main body. The muffler main body includes a cylindrical portion and a reduced diameter portion joined to a downstream side end portion of the cylindrical portion and having a diameter reduced toward the downstream side thereof. The pipe includes a center pipe passing through the cylindrical portion, and a tail pipe disposed in the reduced diameter portion. An expansion chamber is formed by a space in the reduced diameter portion in the vicinity of the tail pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Muramatsu, Takanori Chino
  • Patent number: 11191683
    Abstract: The electric vehicle according to the present invention includes a moving base capable of traveling by electromotive drive, a seat including a seating part having a seating surface and disposed on the moving base, and a back plate used as a seat back corresponding to the seating surface and disposed on the moving base, the seat can move between a seating position with the seating surface facing upward, and a retracting position with the seating part retracted forward from the seating position, the back plate can be moved between a standing-up position located rearward and upward with respect to the seating part of the seat when at the seating position, and a lying-down position located forward of the standing-up position, and the back plate includes a baggage carrier formed on a back surface facing upward when at the lying-down position and allowing baggage to be placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada
  • Publication number: 20210371071
    Abstract: The cooling device for a power source for a ship propulsion device that pumps up cooling water, from which foreign matters with sizes that cause clogging of a cooling water route have been removed, supplies the cooling water to a cooling water passage (30), and discharges the cooling water to outside after cooling a power source (10) includes: a filtration device (40, 40A, 40B) provided in the cooling water route to filtrate foreign matters remaining in the cooling water, and the filtration device is of a cartridge type that incorporates a filter (45, 72) for filtration disposed in a main water passage (P1) and a valve member (46, 66) configured to open and close a bypass water passage (P2) and that is configured such that in a case in which clogging occurs in the filter, the valve member opens to cause the cooling water to flow via the bypass water passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio WATANABE, Jun ITO, Shingo MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 11186278
    Abstract: An ACC function for performing constant speed cruise according to a target speed when there is no preceding other vehicle in a vehicle's own driving lane and performing following cruise by maintaining a predetermined inter-vehicle distance when there is a preceding other vehicle, an LKA function for maintaining cruise in the vehicle's own driving lane by following control to a target path, a function for performing automated lane change to a neighboring lane when there is no other vehicle in a predetermined range in the neighboring lane, an override function for stopping the automated lane change function by a driver's operation intervention, and a function for performing fallback control of the automated lane change function, with notifying the driver of stopping the automated lane change function and operation takeover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 11186351
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Miyashita
  • Patent number: 11174767
    Abstract: An air exhausting device includes an inlet pipe that couples an exhaust pipe of an engine to a muffler, an outlet pipe that is a path to discharge an exhaust gas inside the muffler to outside air, and the muffler divided into a plurality of chambers by separators. The muffler is configured of a first expansion chamber, a second expansion chamber with which the outlet pipe is communicated, and a third expansion chamber. The inlet pipe is communicated with the first expansion chamber. The outlet pipe is communicated with the second expansion chamber. The first expansion chamber is adjacent to and communicated with the second expansion chamber via a first pipe. The second expansion chamber is communicated with the third expansion chamber via a second pipe. The first expansion chamber is communicated with the third expansion chamber via a third pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11174801
    Abstract: An engine includes: an engine main body including a plurality of cylinders; a plurality of exhaust pipes connected to exhaust sides of the plurality of cylinders; a plurality of throttle valves positioned on intake sides of the plurality of cylinders; a catalyst device connected to the plurality of exhaust pipes; and a controller configured to control opening and/or closing operations of the plurality of throttle valves. One of the exhaust pipes is formed shorter than other exhaust pipe. And the controller opens one of the throttle valves upstream of the one of the exhaust pipes at a higher speed or a larger opening degree than other throttle valve upstream of the other exhaust pipe when the engine is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinari Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 11173080
    Abstract: A mobile object is configured so as to be capable of moving front and rear bases 10,30 object to each other in order to make a wheel base provided between the front wheels 12 and the rear wheels 32 expandable and contractible. The front base 10 moves so as to be expand and contract the tread width between the front wheels 12 in association with the expansion and the contraction of the wheel base achieved. The seating part 41 is configured so as to turn forward in association with the relative movement of the front and rear bases 10,30 in order to contract the wheel base and the tread width. The seating part 41 is configured so as to turn backward in association with the relative movement of the front and rear bases 10,30 in order to expand the wheel base and the tread width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 11167830
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Ito
  • Publication number: 20210331777
    Abstract: There is provided a ship maneuvering system including: a turning operation device configured to output a turning operation signal corresponding to a turning operation; a turning control device configured to change a direction of each of ship propulsion machines based on the turning operation signal; an output operation device configured to output an output setting signal indicating an output of a power source of each of the ship propulsion machines set by an output setting operation; and an output control device configured to increase or decrease the output of the power source of each of the ship propulsion machines based on the output setting signal. When the turning control device fails, the output control device turns a ship by making outputs of power sources of the ship propulsion machines different from each other based on the turning operation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro NAMBA, Takashi KAWATA
  • Patent number: 11156138
    Abstract: An outboard motor (10) includes a V-engine (20) having a left bank (BL) and a right bank (BR) extending obliquely toward a rear left side and a rear right side, respectively, relative to a crankshaft (21) extending in a vertical direction. An intake device (18) is provided between the left bank and the right bank, and catalyst devices (62L, 62R) that treat exhaust gas are disposed rearward of cylinder heads (24L, 24R) of the left bank and the right bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20210323630
    Abstract: A handle to be installed on an upper bracket that connects upper end sides of a pair of front forks is provided. The handle includes a handle bar and a handle holder. The handle bar includes a base portion installed on an upper surface of the upper bracket. The handle holder extends from a center of the upper surface of the upper bracket toward the pair of front forks. The base portion and the handle holder are fixed to the upper bracket by a fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shota MIIKE
  • Patent number: 11149619
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Muramatsu, Noriko Oshiro
  • Publication number: 20210316833
    Abstract: There is provided a ship propulsion machine that gives a propulsive force to a ship, including: a power source; a propulsion device that converts power of the power source into a propulsive force of the ship; a power transmission mechanism that transmits power of the power source to the propulsion device; a casing that covers the power source and the power transmission mechanism; and a fine dust capturing device. The fine dust capturing device includes: a water intake which is provided in the casing and through which water around the ship propulsion machine is to be taken in, a capturer that captures fine dust contained in water taken in from the water intake, and a water outlet through which water in which the fine dust was captured by the capturer is to be discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masatoshi KIMPARA
  • Publication number: 20210316834
    Abstract: There is provided a ship propulsion machine including: a drive shaft; a drive gear fixed to the drive shaft; a front gear meshed with the drive gear; a rear gear meshed with the drive gear; a rear propeller provided on an inner propeller shaft; a front propeller provided on an outer propeller shaft; a casing having a gear chamber; a second bearing that supports a front end side of the outer propeller shaft at a rear portion of the casing; a third bearing that supports the inner propeller shaft and the outer propeller shaft in a manner rotatable with respect to each other. The third bearing is disposed on an inner peripheral side of a shaft portion of the rear gear, and the second bearing is disposed on an outer peripheral side of the shaft portion of the rear gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masatoshi KIMPARA
  • Patent number: 11142295
    Abstract: There is provided an outboard motor. A first oil passage is provided in a lower case, extends upward from a front lower portion, and reaches a first connection position which is positioned above a height position of an anti-ventilation plate or at a front portion of a boundary portion between a middle case and the lower case. A second oil passage is provided in the lower case or at the boundary portion, extends rearward from the first connection position, and reaches a second connection position which is positioned at a rear upper portion or at the rear portion of the boundary portion. A first oil supply/discharge port is opened on a side surface of the rear upper portion of the lower case or on a side surface of the rear portion of the boundary portion, and communicates with the second oil passage at the second connection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuichi Sugiyama