Patents Assigned to Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Publication number: 20240151166
    Abstract: A decompression device is attached to an exhaust camshaft, and the exhaust camshaft is supported by a cylinder head. The decompression device includes a decompression camshaft formed with a decompression cam that can protrude and be immersed with respect to a base circle of an exhaust cam of the exhaust camshaft, a decompression arm that moves in an opening direction due to centrifugal force accompanying rotation of the exhaust camshaft to protrude the decompression cam, and a spring that moves the decompression arm in a closing direction by spring force resisting the centrifugal force to immerse the decompression cam. In the decompression device, the opening direction of the decompression arm can be changed in a same direction or in an opposite direction to a rotation direction of the exhaust camshaft for each cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi KAWANO, Hidekuni OTA, Shintaro ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240140552
    Abstract: A support structure for a communication device mounted on a straddle-type vehicle. The support structure includes a headlamp unit configured to illuminate front of the vehicle, and a communication device support portion configured to support the communication device. The communication device support portion is located below the headlamp unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hikaru KIZU
  • Patent number: 11964724
    Abstract: A fixing structure of a screen includes a front cowl configured to cover a vehicle front portion, a meter panel disposed at a rear side of the front cowl, and a screen installed between the front cowl and the meter panel. An attachment piece is formed along a front edge of the screen. A first support portion configured to support the attachment piece from a back side is formed on the meter panel. A pressing portion configured to press the attachment piece from a front side is formed on the front cowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11965436
    Abstract: There is provided a variable valve apparatus including: a plurality of rocker arms; a coupling pin disposed in a housing hole of the rocker arm closer to one side; a release pin disposed in a housing hole of the rocker arm closer to the other side; a pressing member; a transmission member; and a push-back member disposed so as to push back the transmission member from the other side. The pressing member is configured to push the coupling pin into the housing hole of the rocker arm closer to the other side to couple the plurality of rocker arms. The transmission member is configured to push back the coupling pin into the housing hole of the rocker arm closer to the one side to release a coupling of the plurality of rocker arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Ozeki
  • Publication number: 20240116589
    Abstract: An operation pedal system that is installed in a straddle-type vehicle includes an operation pedal having an arm portion and a pedal portion, and a tread surface forming member that is attached to the pedal portion to form a first tread surface above the pedal portion that receives a stepping force when a stepping operation is performed on the operation pedal. In the operation pedal system, the tread surface forming member is separate from the operation pedal, and the tread surface forming member has a body portion having a tread surface forming surface forming the first tread surface on an upper surface, and an attachment mechanism provided on the body portion for detachably attaching the tread surface forming member to the pedal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayo YAMAMOTO, Koji KOBAYASHI, Hideaki FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11954896
    Abstract: A driving support device include an imaging device for capturing an image of at least a front of the vehicle, and a control device for, detecting that the vehicle is approaching a merging section where a first road on which the vehicle is traveling and a second road having a height difference with respect to the first road merge with each other, identifying an image of a road surface of the merging section from the image when it is detected that the vehicle is approaching the merging section, for detecting that the road surface is irradiated with light emitted from another vehicle traveling on the second road based on luminance in the image, and performing a processing of avoiding contact between the vehicle and the other vehicle when it is detected that the road surface is irradiated with the light emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Kurata
  • Publication number: 20240101212
    Abstract: A fixing structure includes a first attachment portion provided in the first member, a second attachment portion provided in the second member, and a clip configured to fix the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion to each other. The first attachment portion is formed with an attachment hole into which a tip end side of the clip is inserted. The second attachment portion is formed with an attachment and detachment hole through which the clip is configured to pass, and a holding hole through which a base end side of the clip is configured not to pass. The attachment and detachment hole and the holding hole are formed to be continuous with each other. The clip is configured to be moved from the attachment and detachment hole to the holding hole. The second member is formed with a design portion covering the second attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hikaru KIZU
  • Publication number: 20240101209
    Abstract: A lamp unit for illuminating a front through an outer lens includes a first light source disposed on a back side of the outer lens, a second light source disposed on the back side of the outer lens, a first light guide body configured to guide light from the first light source to the outer lens, and a second light guide body configured to guide light from the second light source to the outer lens. The second light guide body overlaps the first light guide body from a front side in a front view. The first light guide body protrudes outward from the second light guide body. A part of light from the first light guide body is transmitted through the second light guide body and guided to the outer lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya SHIBAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11940085
    Abstract: A cover structure of an upper unit in which a power source of an outboard motor is provided, the cover structure includes a main body cover including a pair of divided covers connected to each otter, the pair of the divided covers being configured to be divided into each other in a left-right direction with respect to a traveling direction of a boat, an attachable and detachable cover that is attachable to and detachable from a part of an outer surface of at least one of the pair of divided covers and that includes a light transmitting portion in at least a part of the attachable and detachable cover, the light transmitting portion configured to transmit light, and a light emitter that is provided at a mounting position of the attachable and detachable cover and that includes a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kimpara, Shingo Matsumoto, Yoshiki Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20240083537
    Abstract: A side cover structure includes a main frame extending rearward from a head pipe, a seat rail positioned behind the main frame, a side cover fixed to the seat rail from an inner side in a vehicle width direction. Below a driver seating surface of a seat on the seat rail, the side cover is exposed, to an outer side in the vehicle width direction, from an opening formed by rail members included in the seat rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayuki KAWAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20240077002
    Abstract: A variable valve device can change valve operations of a cylinder head in which a cam chain is disposed at a center in a predetermined direction where cylinders are arranged and spark plugs are arranged by recessing outer walls on both sides in the direction in a concave shape. The device includes, for each cylinder, a rocker shaft extending along the direction, rocker arms supported by the rocker shaft, a connecting pin disposed in a pin hole of one of the rocker arms, a return pin disposed in a pin hole of the other of the rocker arms, a pressing member that causes the connecting pin to push the return pin, and a repulsive member that causes the return pin to push back the connecting pin, and the pins and the members are separated from the plug in a direction orthogonal to the direction in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi OZEKI
  • Publication number: 20240077003
    Abstract: A variable valve device includes a pair of cam housings separated in a predetermined direction, a rocker shaft supported by the pair of cam housings, rocker arms supported by the rocker shaft, a connecting pin disposed in a pin hole of one of the rocker arms, a return pin disposed in a pin hole of another of the rocker arms, a pressing member that causes the connecting pin to push the return pin to the other side, a repulsive member that causes the return pin to push back the connecting pin to one side, and an upper housing supported at both ends by upper surfaces of the pair of cam housings. In the variable valve device, the upper housing is formed with a first accommodation hole in which the pressing member is disposed and a second accommodation hole in which the repulsive member is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi OZEKI
  • Patent number: 11919595
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an inertial sensor attachment structure including: a floating bracket which is fixed to a vehicle body frame via a vibration absorbing member; an inertial sensor attached to a first attachment surface of the floating bracket; and an ABS unit attached to a second attachment surface of the floating bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 11919680
    Abstract: A storage case where a case cover is openably and closably connected to a case body, the storage case included a latch mechanism fixing the case cover to the case body, a handle swingably connected to a plane to which the latch mechanism is connected, and a locking mechanism configured to lock the latch mechanism and the handle simultaneously. The latch mechanism includes a latch receiving portion configured to be hooked. The handle includes a handle receiving portion configured to be hooked. The locking mechanism includes a locking member hooking the latch receiving portion and the handle receiving portion. In a locked state, the latch receiving portion and the handle receiving portion are arranged in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taku Shiosaka
  • Publication number: 20240067323
    Abstract: A steering system (1) is employed in a ship to which left and right propulsors (2L, 2R) are attached. The steering system (1) includes a first input device (11) configured to receive an input of any one of a forward thrust parameter and a reverse thrust parameter of the propulsors, a second input device (15) configured to receive an input of the other of the forward thrust parameter and the reverse thrust parameter of the propulsors, and a controller (17) configured to reflect the forward thrust parameter and the reverse thrust parameter to the propulsors in real time. In the steering system, the first input device and the second input device receive the inputs in parallel when a steering pattern for a ship is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru IWATA, Yuzuru ITO
  • Publication number: 20240068566
    Abstract: A shift device that causes a transmission device to shift in response to a shift operation of a shift pedal includes a shift shaft configured to rotate in response to the shift operation of the shift pedal, a shift cam configured to rotate in a manner of being capable of changing a coupling state of a shift gear of the transmission device, a drive plate configured to move the shift cam in response to the rotation of the shift shaft, and a lost motion mechanism interposed between the shift shaft and the drive plate. The lost motion mechanism is attached to one end portion of the shift shaft and absorbs the rotation of the shift shaft to delay power transmission to the drive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoji YANAGIDA
  • Publication number: 20240059144
    Abstract: A travel control device for controlling traveling of a straddle-type vehicle includes a control device, a vehicle speed detector configured to detect a traveling speed of the vehicle, and a vibration detector configured to detect a detection target vibration which is a vibration in a yaw direction or roll direction of the vehicle and has a frequency within a reference frequency range. The control device includes a deceleration device configured to perform a deceleration control to decelerate the traveling speed if the traveling speed exceeds a control start reference speed and an amplitude of the detection target vibration exceeds a control start reference amplitude and a deceleration stop device configured to stop the deceleration control if the traveling speed becomes equal to or less than a target limited speed after the deceleration control is started by the deceleration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromi DEGUCHI, Shoji YANAGIDA, Koji KOBAYASHI, Takuya OKAMURA, Hirotoshi MOCHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11857906
    Abstract: There is provided an air cleaner configured to be disposed inside a vehicle body frame, the air cleaner including: an air cleaner case in which an intake chamber is formed; an intake air temperature sensor configured to detect an intake air temperature in the intake chamber; an inlet tube configured to take in air to the intake chamber; and an outlet tube configured to send out air from the intake chamber. The outlet tube has an upstream portion protruding into the intake chamber, and the upstream portion of the outlet tube has a peripheral wall formed with a through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihito Fukui, Makoto Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20230417161
    Abstract: There is provided an installation structure for an oil control valve configured to control a hydraulic pressure to a variable valve device, in an engine in which a cylinder head cover is provided on a cylinder head, and the variable valve device that is configured to change an opening and closing timing of a valve by a hydraulic pressure is mounted. The installation structure includes: a first slope that slopes upward and rearward from a front end on an upper surface of the cylinder head cover; and a second slope that slopes downward and rearward from a rear end of the first slope on the upper surface of the cylinder head cover. A radiator is installed in front of the cylinder head cover, and the oil control valve is installed on the second slope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi OZEKI
  • Publication number: 20230406449
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a shift lever on a body frame which swingably supports a swing arm includes the shift lever configured to receive a shift operation from a driver, a rear cushion configured to extend and contract according to swinging of the swing arm, a cushion lever connecting the rear cushion and the swing arm, and a cushion rod connecting the cushion lever and the body frame. A mounting portion of the shift lever is disposed on an outer side of the body frame in a vehicle width direction. A mounting portion of the cushion rod is disposed on an inner side of the body frame in the vehicle width direction. An opening portion is formed on the body frame. The mounting portion of the shift lever and the mounting portion of the cushion rod overlap the opening portion in a side view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji TANAKA, Hideaki FUKUSHIMA, Kazuhiro IIDA