Patents by Inventor Kaoru Kouchi

Kaoru Kouchi 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: 20200307739
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a propulsion power source, a handlebar, an output adjusting grip, and a torque operation member. The handlebar is operable to steer the vehicle. The output adjusting grip is disposed on either a right or left portion of the handlebar operably so that an output level of the propulsion power source is adjusted by rotating the output adjusting grip relative to the handlebar. The torque operation member is operable to issue a command to change a torque output characteristic of the propulsion power source. The torque operation member is disposed on the same right or left portion of the handlebar with the output adjusting grip rotatably integrally with the output adjusting grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kaoru KOUCHI, Shusei Ueno
  • Patent number: 10576872
    Abstract: A head lamp device of a straddle vehicle, the head lamp device having an optical axis adjustment mechanism, comprises a housing; and an internal unit including a light source device which emits light, and a light output device which outputs in a forward direction the light emitted from the light source device, through the housing, the internal unit being accommodated in the housing in a state in which the internal unit is tiltable with respect to the housing. The internal unit includes a support point part which is tiltably supported by the housing. In a front view, the support point part is disposed in an area center of the internal unit or at a location that is in the vicinity of the area center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru Kouchi
  • Patent number: 10322763
    Abstract: A head lamp device of a straddle-type vehicle, comprises at least one lamp unit including at least one light source and a plurality of emission ports through which light emitted from the light source is output; and a cover member including a transmission section which transmits in a forward direction of a vehicle body, the light output through the plurality of emission ports, and covering a front portion of the lamp unit, wherein the transmission section includes a first surface, and a second surface bent with respect to the first surface, and an edge is provided on a ridge line formed by the first surface and the second surface, and wherein the edge extends through a gap formed between two adjacent emission ports of the plurality of emission ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaoru Kouchi, Toru Sato
  • Publication number: 20190092218
    Abstract: A head lamp device of a straddle vehicle, the head lamp device having an optical axis adjustment mechanism, comprises a housing; and an internal unit including a light source device which emits light, and a light output device which outputs in a forward direction the light emitted from the light source device, through the housing, the internal unit being accommodated in the housing in a state in which the internal unit is tiltable with respect to the housing. The internal unit includes a support point part which is tiltably supported by the housing. In a front view, the support point part is disposed in an area center of the internal unit or at a location that is in the vicinity of the area center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Kaoru Kouchi
  • Publication number: 20190047693
    Abstract: A fuselage, a support part supporting the fuselage, a thrust generation unit including fore, aft, left, and right thrust generators, and a flight controller controlling the unit are included. The fore, aft, left, and right thrust generators are respectively positioned on first, second, third, and fourth axes respectively extending in support part fore and aft, fore and aft, left and right, and left and right directions. The generators are respectively at the support part front, back, left, and right. The generators respectively generate thrust in directions intersecting the first, second, third, and fourth axes and can change thrust magnitude and direction around them. All generators are connected to the support part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriaki KATAYAMA, Kaoru KOUCHI
  • Patent number: 10112668
    Abstract: A head lamp device of a straddle-type vehicle, comprises a housing; a pair of light units which are disposed at right and left sides, respectively, in a rightward and leftward direction, and emit light in a forward direction; a pair of support point members which support the pair of light units, respectively; a pair of first tilt members which tilt the pair of light units, respectively in a first direction with respect to the housing; and a pair of second tilt members which tilt the pair of light units, respectively in a second direction with respect to the housing, the pair of support point members are disposed in outward regions, respectively, of the housing in the rightward and leftward direction, and the pair of first tilt members and the pair of second tilt members are disposed in a center region of the housing in the rightward and leftward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Sato, Kaoru Kouchi, Akira Saijyo, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 10011313
    Abstract: A tandem grip unit includes a pair of left and right tandem grips. Each of the tandem grips in turn includes a to-be-supported portion supported by a vehicle frame structure, a grip portion to be grasped by a fellow passenger, a bag fitting portion to which a pannier bag is fitted, and a casing fitting portion to which a top casing is fitted, all of those elements being formed integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wada, Takahiro Kokubo, Kaoru Kouchi, Hidefumi Yasuhara
  • Publication number: 20170327170
    Abstract: A head lamp device of a straddle-type vehicle, comprises a housing; a pair of light units which are disposed at right and left sides, respectively, in a rightward and leftward direction, and emit light in a forward direction; a pair of support point members which support the pair of light units, respectively; a pair of first tilt members which tilt the pair of light units, respectively in a first direction with respect to the housing; and a pair of second tilt members which tilt the pair of light units, respectively in a second direction with respect to the housing, the pair of support point members are disposed in outward regions, respectively, of the housing in the rightward and leftward direction, and the pair of first tilt members and the pair of second tilt members are disposed in a center region of the housing in the rightward and leftward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Toru Sato, Kaoru Kouchi, Akira Saijyo, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20170327169
    Abstract: A head lamp device of a straddle-type vehicle, comprises at least one lamp unit including at least one light source and a plurality of emission ports through which light emitted from the light source is output; and a cover member including a transmission section which transmits in a forward direction of a vehicle body, the light output through the plurality of emission ports, and covering a front portion of the lamp unit, wherein the transmission section includes a first surface, and a second surface bent with respect to the first surface, and an edge is provided on a ridge line formed by the first surface and the second surface, and wherein the edge extends through a gap formed between two adjacent emission ports of the plurality of emission ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Kaoru Kouchi, Toru Sato
  • Patent number: 9605827
    Abstract: A head lamp unit for vehicle includes a head lamp and a position lamp housed in a housing, in which a cover lens is mounted on the front surface of a lamp body. A position lamp emitter is arranged to be hidden by a head lamp reflector, seen from the front. A position lamp reflection surface reflecting a light emitted from the position lamp emitter to guide the light to the front of the housing is provided around the head lamp reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru Kouchi
  • Publication number: 20170008585
    Abstract: A tandem grip unit includes a pair of left and right tandem grips. Each of the tandem grips in turn includes a to-be-supported portion supported by a vehicle frame structure, a grip portion to be grasped by a fellow passenger, a bag fitting portion to which a pannier bag is fitted, and a casing fitting portion to which a top casing is fitted, all of those elements being formed integrally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wada, Takahiro Kokubo, Kaoru Kouchi, Hidefumi Yasuhara
  • Publication number: 20160311370
    Abstract: A display device of a vehicle comprises a rotational speed display unit including a dial plate section including scale markings to indicate a rotational speed of a motor, and an indicator needle member which is movable with respect to the dial plate section according to the rotational speed of the motor and points to one of the scale markings; a threshold determiner unit which determines whether or not the rotational speed of the motor has exceeded a predetermined threshold; and a display configuration control unit which changes a display configuration of the indicator needle member to urge a rider to perform a shift-up operation of a transmission, when the threshold determiner unit determines that the rotational speed has exceeded the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Juichi Oyanagi, Kaoru Kouchi
  • Patent number: 9409615
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a detachable pannier. A rear surface of the pannier includes a first inclined surface extending downward from an upper end so as to be inclined rearward, and a second inclined surface extending downward from a lower end of the first inclined surface so as to be inclined rearward at an angle greater than the first inclined surface. A light distribution requirement that a tail lamp and a turn indicator can be seen from a rear side is met in a state where the pannier is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jiwon Seo, Kaoru Kouchi
  • Publication number: 20160052581
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a detachable pannier. A rear surface of the pannier includes a first inclined surface extending downward from an upper end so as to be inclined rearward, and a second inclined surface extending downward from a lower end of the first inclined surface so as to be inclined rearward at an angle greater than the first inclined surface. A light distribution requirement that a tail lamp and a turn indicator can be seen from a rear side is met in a state where the pannier is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Jiwon Seo, Kaoru Kouchi
  • Patent number: 9199682
    Abstract: A fairing unit (21) for enclosing a front portion of a vehicle body includes a fairing body (22) and a front edge member (23) mounted removably on the fairing body and forming a major component of a front edge of the fairing unit. The front edge member is made up of left and right front edge pieces (23a, 23b). A fairing assembly (43) includes the fairing unit and turn signal lamps (44A, 44B) mounted on the fairing body at a location rearwardly of the front edge member so as to protrude in a direction laterally outwardly thereof. The turn signal lamp is supported for collapsible movement in a direction laterally inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidefumi Yasuhara, Kaoru Kouchi
  • Patent number: 8939620
    Abstract: A headlamp device (18) having left and right pairs of lamp units (20) is disposed inwardly of a front fairing (14) to enclose a front portion of an automotive vehicle. Each of the lamp units (20) is a direct lighting type and includes two light emitting portions (34, 35), on which circuit boards (30, 31) having LED chips (32, 33) mounted thereon, and two lens portions (36, 37) for projecting light, emerging from the light emitting portions (34, 35), in a direction outwardly of the vehicle widthwise direction. The front fairing (14) is so formed as to bulge gradually laterally and upwardly of the vehicle widthwise direction from a tip portion (14a) in a rearward direction, and the headlight device (18) is disposed proximate to a lower end of the front fairing (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaoru Kouchi, Yuu Shibuta
  • Patent number: D743325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jiwon Seo, Kaoru Kouchi
  • Patent number: D815566
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juichi Oyanagi, Kaoru Kouchi, Takumi Uemoto
  • Patent number: D833335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jiwon Seo, Kaoru Kouchi, Takumi Uemoto
  • Patent number: D918785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kaoru Kouchi, Gregory Yujiro Tada