Patents by Inventor Eri Uchikoshi

Eri Uchikoshi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20100077667
    Abstract: A door panel that is capable of ensuring sufficient strength at a portion where a hinge is attached to a double-panel structure including an outer panel and an inner panel, and is also capable of preventing entry of rain water or the like from the aforementioned portion, is provided. An internal reinforcing plate for mounting hinges is immovably sandwiched between the outer panel and the inner panel, which is affixed to the inner surface of the outer panel. The internal reinforcing plate has bolt insertion holes, and nuts that are conjoined with the reverse surface of the internal reinforcing plate. The inner panel includes hinge mounting surface portions provided at such a location as to overlap the internal reinforcing plate. The hinge mounting surface portions have bolt insertion holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR JAPAN LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Uto, Keitaro Yokokawa, Eri Uchikoshi, Hiroe Takano
  • Publication number: 20100031604
    Abstract: A door panel that permits formation of small ventilation holes therein while ensuring adequate rigidity is provided. The door panel includes an outer panel, an inner panel, and a perforated ridge-and-furrow plate. The outer panel has openings, and the inner panel has openings. The inner panel is formed by means of press molding so as to have an uneven surface with recessed portions and a raised portion, with the raised portion protruding away from the outer panel and the recessed portions recessed towards and fixed to the inner surface of the outer panel. The perforated ridge-and-furrow plate is attached to the reverse side of the inner panel. The perforated ridge-and-furrow plate is a punching plate that is already provided with numerous small, circular ventilation holes, or with ventilation holes arranged in a mesh or a honeycomb shape. The perforated ridge-and-furrow plate includes alternating furrow portions and ridge portions formed in the region that corresponds to the openings of the inner panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR JAPAN LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Nakajima, Ryoji Uto, Eri Uchikoshi