Patents Assigned to Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Publication number: 20230036301
    Abstract: There is provided an air cleaner configured to be disposed behind an engine and inside a vehicle body frame. The air cleaner includes: an air cleaner case in which an intake chamber is formed; an air filter that divides the intake chamber into a dirty side and a clean side; an inlet tube configured to take in air from a vehicle rear side to the dirty side; and an outlet tube configured to send air from the clean side to the engine. The inlet tube and the outlet tube are attached to an upper side of the air cleaner case, and an expansion portion is formed on a lower side of the air cleaner case, the expansion portion being formed by expanding the clean side further downward than the dirty side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihito FUKUI, Shintaro YAGI
  • Publication number: 20230025823
    Abstract: There is provided an intake device, in which an air cleaner is disposed behind an engine and which is configured such that air is introduced from the air cleaner to the engine through an intake passage. The intake device includes: a pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure in the intake passage; a throttle body that forms an upstream side of the intake passage; and an intake pipe that forms a downstream side of the intake passage. An attachment portion to which the pressure sensor is attached is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the intake pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihito FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20230018054
    Abstract: A small electric vehicle includes: left and right motors connected respectively to the left and right driving wheels in an individually power-transmissible manner; an operation unit that includes a joystick-type operation element; a control unit that controls the left and right motors according to an amount of operation on the operation element; and a travel permission switch that permits control of the left and right motors through the operation element, and is configured: to control the left and right motors, based on a target vehicle speed provided by an operation position of the operation element in an on state of the travel permission switch, and to activate a control parameter selection mode and allow at least one control parameter including a maximum speed to be changed when the operation element is subjected to a tilting operation for a predetermined time period in an off state of the travel permission switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath RAJA, Kyohei ANNO
  • Patent number: 11555438
    Abstract: An exhaust device for guiding exhaust gas from an exhaust pipe in front of an engine to a muffler in a rear of the engine is provided. The exhaust device includes a catalyst case in which a catalyst configured to purify the exhaust gas that passes through the exhaust pipe is accommodated, and a chamber in which a muffling chamber configured to reduce an exhaust noise is formed downstream of the catalyst case. The catalyst case is disposed in a range from a front space with respect to the engine to a front part of a lower space of the engine. The chamber is disposed so as to occupy at least a rear part of the lower space of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuo Muraoka
  • Patent number: 11549472
    Abstract: There is provided a straddle-type vehicle, including: a pair of seat frames; a seat; an air cleaner; a battery; and a bracket. A rear portion of the air cleaner and the battery are positioned below the seat. The battery is disposed above the rear portion of the air cleaner. The bracket extends in a left-right direction of the straddle-type vehicle and passes between the rear portion of the air cleaner and the battery. A left end side and a right end side of the bracket are connected to the pair of seat frames respectively. The rear portion of the air cleaner is suspended by the bracket. The battery is installed on the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Yagi
  • Patent number: 11541956
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Uchiyama, Akihito Deguchi
  • Publication number: 20220412233
    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: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi OZEKI
  • Patent number: 11534350
    Abstract: In an electric vehicle, a seat on a mobile base can move between a sitting position in which a sitting surface faces the vehicle upper side, and a retracted position in which a seating portion having the sitting surface is retracted from the sitting position to the vehicle front side, a back plate on the mobile base can move between a raised position on the vehicle rear side and the vehicle upper side with respect to the seating portion in the sitting position, and a laid down position on the vehicle front side with respect to the raised position, a cargo bed portion on the mobile base is positioned on the vehicle lower side with respect to the seating portion of the seat in the sitting position and is positioned on the vehicle rear side with respect to the seating portion of the seat in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 11535327
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Kurata
  • Publication number: 20220402588
    Abstract: A propeller apparatus of a ship propulsion machine includes a tubular member inserted into an insertion hole so as to be movable in a circumferential direction with respect to a hub. First concave portions arranged in a circumferential direction are formed in an outer peripheral surface of the tubular member. Second concave portions arranged in the circumferential direction so as to respectively face the first concave portions are formed in an inner peripheral surface of the insertion hole. Each of the elastic bodies has a spherical or columnar shape, a first portion of each of the elastic bodies is disposed in each of the first concave portions, a second portion of each of the elastic bodies is disposed in each of the second concave portions, and the elastic bodies are rotatably held between the first concave portions and the second concave portions facing each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masatoshi KIMPARA
  • Patent number: 11530010
    Abstract: In a vehicle including a windshield (7) and a support structure for supporting the windshield, the support structure includes a pair of stays (11) that support the windshield movably in a rising and lowering direction, and a holder (20) that is provided in a different position from the pair of stays, and fixes a position of the windshield, and the holder includes a base portion (21) fixed to a vehicle body, a stopper (22) that is provided to face the base portion, capable of moving along the rising and lowering direction to the base portion, and moving in a direction to approach and separate from the base portion, and brings the windshield into a fixed state when approaching the base portion, and an operation member (23) that causes the stopper to move to contact and separate from the base portion, according to an operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fujimi Sawada, Yuki Tomida
  • Publication number: 20220372900
    Abstract: An exhaust apparatus includes a chamber disposed below an engine, an inlet pipe guiding exhaust gas from an exhaust pipe to the chamber, a tail pipe discharging the exhaust gas from the chamber to an outside, a first partition wall partitioning an inside of the chamber to a pair of left and right spaces, and a second partition wall partitioning one of the left and right spaces to a pair of front and rear spaces. Another of the left and right spaces is a first expansion chamber into which the inlet pipe enters. A rear space of the front and rear spaces is a second expansion chamber disposed downstream of the first expansion chamber. A front space of the front and rear spaces is a third expansion chamber disposed downstream of the second expansion chamber, and the tail pipe enters into the front space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kohei YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20220370270
    Abstract: A small electric vehicle includes: left and right motors connected so as to respectively transmit power to left and right driving wheels; left and right rotation speed sensors; a joystick-type operation element; and a control unit, wherein it is configured to calculate target rotation speeds of the left and right motors, based on a target vehicle speed and a target vehicle angular velocity that are provided according to an operation position of the operation element, and control the left and right motors such that the actual rotation speeds of the left and right motors follow the respective target rotation speeds, and configured to update at least one target value, according to a cumulative number of travels obtained by dividing, by a predetermined control unit, a cumulative total value of a cumulative power consumption obtained by the battery management unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gopinath RAJA
  • Patent number: 11504287
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes: a mobile base capable of traveling by an electromotive drive; a seat including a seating portion having a sitting surface; and a battery capable of supplying electric power used in the electromotive drive. The seating portion of the seat includes a receiving portion capable of receiving the battery and arranged on a seat lower side with respect to the sitting surface. The mobile base is changeable between an expanded state in which a wheelbase is expanded and a contracted state in which the wheelbase is more contracted than in the expanded state. The seat is movable between a sitting position that the sitting surface faces a vehicle upper side in an expanded state of the mobile base, and a retracted position that the seating portion is retracted from the sitting position to a vehicle front side in a contracted state of the mobile base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopinath Raja, Masayoshi Wada, Tomoya Sato
  • Publication number: 20220363360
    Abstract: An operation apparatus configured to operate a ship propulsion machine includes: a remote control device including a holder and an operation lever swingably supported, and configured to perform a shift switching operation of the ship propulsion machine and an operation of increasing/decreasing a rotation speed of a power source of the ship propulsion machine; a gauge device including a display device and configured to display information regarding the ship propulsion machine including information indicating a shift position of the ship propulsion machine and the rotation speed of the power source; and a case to which the remote control device and the gauge device are each attached, and which integrates the remote control device and the gauge device. In the case, the remote control device and the gauge device are disposed adjacently to each other in a front-rear direction of the ship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi KIMPARA, Yuta ETO
  • Patent number: 11499464
    Abstract: There is provided an exhaust device that purifies exhaust gas discharged from an engine through an exhaust pipe. The exhaust device includes: a chamber that forms an expansion chamber of the exhaust gas at a downstream side of the exhaust pipe; a partition wall that partitions the expansion chamber into a first expansion chamber and a second expansion chamber; an introduction pipe that enters the second expansion chamber from a downstream end of the exhaust pipe; and a catalyst interposed at an intermediate portion of the introduction pipe in the second expansion chamber. The partition wall is formed with a first opening connecting an outlet of the introduction pipe to the first expansion chamber and a second opening connecting the first expansion chamber to the second expansion chamber, and the second opening overlaps with the catalyst when viewed from a side of the first expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kohei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11492042
    Abstract: A display control apparatus comprises a receiving unit that receives a steering assist amount in an electric power steering system of a vehicle and a measured value of a yaw rate sensor provided in the vehicle; a sign determination unit that determines a sign of the steering assist amount or a sign of the measured value of the yaw rate sensor received by the receiving unit; and a calculation unit that calculates a display steering assist index value to be displayed on a display device in the vehicle based on the sign determined by the sign determination unit, and the steering assist amount and the measured value of the yaw rate sensor received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20220333326
    Abstract: A foreign matter collecting device provided at a ship propulsion device that is configured to apply a propulsive force to a ship, the foreign matter collecting device includes an anti-ventilation plate extending in a horizontal direction and a collecting part provided in the anti-ventilation plate. A flow path extending from a water intake port to a water discharge port is provided in the anti-ventilation plate. A filter configured to collect fine-grained foreign matters from a water flow in the flow path is provided in the collecting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masatoshi KIMPARA
  • Patent number: 11472529
    Abstract: A center of an actuator that rotates a steering shaft in side view of an outboard engine main body is at an outboard engine main body side from a clamp shaft supported by a clamp bracket and below the clamp shaft, and is further at a clamp shaft side from a steering shaft that is swingably supported by a swivel bracket that swings forward and backward with the outboard engine main body with the clamp shaft as a fulcrum. The center is located at the outboard engine main body side from an upper end mounting shaft where a tilt/trim unit that causes the swivel bracket to swing forward and backward with the clamp shaft as a fulcrum is connected to the swivel bracket and the tilt/trim unit is mounted and above the upper end mounting shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Miyashita
  • Patent number: 11468691
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Ogasawara, Akinori Uno, Yuuichi Umezane, Hiroyuki Miyayama