Patents by Inventor Hiroki Bessho

Hiroki Bessho 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: 20240157818
    Abstract: A work vehicle according to the present invention includes a driver section 4 including a seat 6, 7; a battery support section 32 in which the battery 42 is mountable and from which the battery is removable, wherein moving the battery 42 from left or right of the battery support section 32 in a left-right direction A1 allows the battery 42 to be mounted in the battery support section 32, and moving the battery 42 from the battery support section 32 to the left or right of the battery support section 32 in the left-right direction A1 allows the battery 42 to be removed from the battery support section 32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroki Bessho, Shotaro Ikemoto
  • Publication number: 20240157775
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a driver section 4 including a seat 6 and disposed in a side view between a front travel device 1 and a rear travel device 2; a first battery support section 31 under the seat 6, a first battery 41 is mountable in the first battery support section 31; and a second battery support section 32 between the driver section 4 and the rear travel device 2 in a side view, a second battery 42 is mountable in and removable from the second battery support section 32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroki Bessho, Shotaro Ikemoto
  • Publication number: 20240157789
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a travel body having a rear section provided with a loading platform on which cargo is placeable, and the travel body includes a motor section; a travel device; a driving section rideable by a driver; at least one speed change operation tool configured to give a command regarding a speed change operation; and a transmission device configured to change a speed of motive power of the motor section and transmit the changed motive power to the travel device, and switch a speed change state based on the command from the at least one speed change operation tool. The at least one speed change operation tool includes a main operation tool provided in the driving section, and an auxiliary operation tool provided at a location in the travel body different from the driving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventor: Hiroki Bessho
  • Publication number: 20240157790
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes traveling devices 11, 12 that support a travel body on a ground surface; a motive power unit provided on the travel body; a power transmission device 20 that transmits motive power from the motive power unit to the traveling devices 11, 12 as travel power; a speed change operation tool 18 that changes a vehicle speed, which is the speed of the travel power, a vehicle speed limiting operation tool 34 that sets an upper limit of the vehicle speed, and a vehicle speed limiting operation prohibition unit 35 that prohibits operation of the vehicle speed limiting operation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Kubota Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Bessho
  • Publication number: 20240157855
    Abstract: A work vehicle according to the present disclosure includes a seat frame 33. A body frame includes a first frame section 21, a second frame section 22 extending upward from a rear portion of the first frame section 21, and a third frame section 23 extending rearward from an upper portion of the second frame section 22. An up-down section 33a of the seat frame 33 is attachable to the first frame section 21 and removable therefrom, and a front-rear section 33b of the seat frame 33 is attachable to the second frame section 22 or the third frame section 23 and removable therefrom. A battery 42 is between the up-down section 33a and the second frame section 22 and between the front-rear section 33b and the first frame section 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroki Bessho, Shotaro Ikemoto
  • Publication number: 20240157742
    Abstract: A work vehicle according to the present invention includes a body frame provided with at least one travel device 1, 2; and a hitch attachment section 46, 47 configured to enable attachment and removal of a hitch for attaching a work device and a hitch for towing, the hitch attachment section 46, 47 being in a front portion or a rear portion of the body frame. The work vehicle includes a sensor support 48 supporting at least one obstacle sensor 51, 52 for detecting an obstacle, and configured to be attached to the hitch attachment section 46, 47 and removed from the hitch attachment section 46, 47.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventor: Hiroki Bessho
  • Publication number: 20240144700
    Abstract: A moving body control device includes an outside recognition unit configured to acquire recognition data of an outside of a moving body, a reception unit which receives designation of a predetermined parking position from a user of the moving body, and a control unit configured to perform automatic parking control for parking the moving body at the predetermined parking position based on the recognition data of the outside and the predetermined parking position, and register the predetermined parking position as a designated parking position. The control unit is configured to register feature points related to the designated parking position by using a plurality of patterns based on illuminance of the outside calculated from the recognition data of the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nakashima, Takeshi Sasajima, Hiroki Takaku, Hideki Nagatomo, Tatsuro Fujiwara, Makoto Bessho, Masaya Kato, Jun Adachi, Momoka Akaike, Kazutaka Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 11738814
    Abstract: Disclosed is a work vehicle having a load carrier deck provided at a rear portion of a vehicle body to be vertically pivotable between an elevated discharging posture and a lowered load carrying posture. An engine section is provided under the load carrier deck. The engine section includes an engine, an exhaust muffler for the engine, and a muffler heat insulating cover for covering an outer circumference of the exhaust muffler. The muffler heat insulating cover is supported by a vehicle body frame via an anti-vibration member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiki Ono, Hiroki Bessho, Yuichiro Kimura, Rei Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20220194288
    Abstract: A tailgate assembly is provided for a cargo bed having a bottom wall and a front, left and right side walls. An opening is defined between the left and right side walls, and the bottom wall. The tailgate assembly includes a first panel and a second panel. The first panel is pivotally connected to the bottom wall. The first panel is pivotable between a cargo-retaining position and an unfolded position with respect to the bottom wall. In the cargo-retaining position, the first panel closes the opening. The second panel is pivotally connected to the first panel. The second panel is pivotable between a folded position and a ramp position. In the folded position, the first panel and the second panel are substantially parallel to one another and in the ramp position the first and second panels extend from one another at an angle greater than ninety degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas ALLICOCK, Fahmid SHARKAR, Hiroki BESSHO, Travis WILSON
  • Patent number: 11161417
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body holding device configured to hold the body of a seated driver; a travel control unit configured to drive the vehicle body so that it travels; and a maximum vehicle speed setting unit configured to set a set maximum vehicle speed. The travel control unit controls an output from the driving unit based on the operation amount of an accelerator device if the vehicle speed is lower than the set maximum vehicle speed, and restricts the output from the driving unit irrespective of the operation amount of the accelerator device if the vehicle speed is equal to or higher than the set maximum vehicle speed. The maximum vehicle speed setting unit sets, if it is detected that the body holding device is worn, a first vehicle speed as the set maximum vehicle speed, and sets, if it is detected that the body holding device is not worn, a second vehicle speed lower than the first vehicle speed as the set maximum vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Bessho, Takeshi Satozono, Noriyasu Honjo
  • Patent number: 10995843
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a stepless speed changer device having a drive pulley receiving input of power of an engine, a driven pulley, and an endless rotary body wound around and entrained between the the drive pulley and the driven pulley and an accommodating body having an accommodation space for accommodating the drive pulley, the driven pulley and the endless rotary body. The accommodation space includes an air passage for causing air introduced from the outside to flow from the driven pulley side to the drive pulley side to be eventually discharged to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Bessho, Noriyasu Honjo, Jun Yoshida, Hiroshi Takagi
  • Patent number: 10711745
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes an engine, an intake passage through which combustion air flows from an ambient air inlet to an engine, an air cleaner for removing dust contained in the combustion air, a throttle valve for adjusting an intake amount of the combustion air by the engine, a blowby gas returning passage for returning blowby gas discharged from the engine to a mid portion of the intake passage, and an inclined passage portion that assumes a progressively downwardly inclined posture to be located at a lower position on downstream side in a flow direction, the inclined passage portion having a water draining portion at its lowermost end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Bessho, Kazuyuki Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10538272
    Abstract: A multi-purpose vehicle includes a rollover protection structure frame (ROPS frame) associated with a seat. The ROPS frame includes right and left front struts, and right and left rear struts. A handrail frame is attached to a lateral outer side of the seat. A cover member is attached to the handrail frame and extends upwards from the handrail frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Nada, Hiroki Bessho, Sechan Park, Masaru Nakaji
  • Patent number: 10457317
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle including a steering wheel arranged offset toward one side in a vehicle body right/left direction, and an electric power steering unit. The electric power steering unit includes a link mechanism operably connected to the steering wheel and extending from a right/left center side of the steering wheel toward a vehicle body right/left center side to be operably connected to a wheel side, an assist device for the link mechanism, a control lever arranged adjacent the vehicle body right/left center in the vicinity of the steering wheel, a rotation shaft operably connected to the control lever to be rotated about a right/left axis that extends in the vehicle body right/left direction, and a control cable operably connected to the rotation shaft. A base end portion of the control cable is more offset toward the one side than the assist device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takagi, Hiroki Bessho, Takafumi Komatsu, Kensuke Okabe, Takeshi Satozono
  • Patent number: 10442288
    Abstract: A fuel tank for a work vehicle is disclosed. The fuel tank includes a tank body, an oil filling cylindrical portion protruding from the tank body, and an oil filler cap detachably attached to the oil filling cylindrical portion for opening/closing an oil filling opening of the oil filling cylindrical portion, A cap body of the oil filler cap has a tubular portion to be detachably fitted on the oil filling cylindrical portion and a lid portion formed at an upper end portion of the tubular portion for opening/closing the oil filling opening. A skirt portion extends from the cap body to opposite side to the lid portion relative to the tubular portion, a diameter of an extending end portion of the skirt portion being larger than a diameter of the tubular portion of the cap body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Nada, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kazuyuki Tashiro, Hiroki Bessho
  • Publication number: 20190276103
    Abstract: Disclosed is a work vehicle having a load carrier deck provided at a rear portion of a vehicle body to be vertically pivotable between an elevated discharging posture and a lowered load carrying posture. An engine section is provided under the load carrier deck. The engine section includes an engine, an exhaust muffler for the engine, and a muffler heat insulating cover for covering an outer circumference of the exhaust muffler. The muffler heat insulating cover is supported by a vehicle body frame via an anti-vibration member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiki Ono, Hiroki Bessho, Yuichiro Kimura, Rei Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20190263254
    Abstract: A fuel tank for a work vehicle is disclosed. The fuel tank includes a tank body, an oil filling cylindrical portion protruding from the tank body, and an oil filler cap detachably attached to the oil filling cylindrical portion for opening/closing an oil filling opening of the oil filling cylindrical portion, A cap body of the oil filler cap has a tubular portion to be detachably fitted on the oil filling cylindrical portion and a lid portion formed at an upper end portion of the tubular portion for opening/closing the oil filling opening. A skirt portion extends from the cap body to opposite side to the lid portion relative to the tubular portion, a diameter of an extending end portion of the skirt portion being larger than a diameter of the tubular portion of the cap body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Koji Nada, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kazuyuki Tashiro, Hiroki Bessho
  • Patent number: 10391859
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a blower pipe extending between an inner space of a front hood and a rear portion of a vehicle body for sucking cooling air from the inner space toward an engine section. The blower pipe has an air inlet that is opened toward an inner side in a vehicle body transverse direction in the inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kuramoto, Hiroki Bessho, Kantaro Morimoto, Sechan Park, Rei Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10323694
    Abstract: A work vehicle including: a transmission unit that is provided with, on a shaft that is provided in a power transmission path leading from an input shaft to a power transmission shaft but is not a speed change shaft, a gear member that has an engagement recess, and a claw member having an engaging claw that engages with the engagement recess and to which rotational power is transmitted. There are gaps in a rotational direction between the engaging claw and both ends, in the rotational direction, of the engagement recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Bessho, Jun Yoshida, Hiroshi Takagi
  • Patent number: 10179506
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a motor, and a belt stepless speed changer device having a driving rotary body, a driven rotary body, a first shaft member supporting the driving rotary body with allowing rotation thereof in unison, a second shaft member supporting the driven rotary body with allowing rotation thereof in unison, and an endless belt wound around the driving rotary body and the driven rotary body. The vehicle further includes a transmission case configured to receive the powers from the engine and the motor via the belt stepless speed changer device and a centrifugal clutch incorporated in a power transmission line extending form the engine to the first shaft member. The motor is disposed on the side opposite the engine across the driving rotary body, and the driving power of the motor is inputted to the first shaft member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Sumio Yagyu, Go Takaki, Shinichi Kawabata, Shigeki Hayashi, Shohei Nakai, Hiroki Bessho