Patents by Inventor Kazunari Takata

Kazunari Takata 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).

  • Patent number: 11400991
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body frame, a front wheel, a handle, a pair of left and right first front lights, and a pair of left and right second front lights. The front wheel is supported by the vehicle body frame. The handle is located farther to the rear than a rotation axis of the front wheel, and is operated by an occupant to turn the front wheel. The pair of left and right first front lights extend linearly in the left-right direction, and are located farther to the rear than a front end of the front wheel and farther to the front than the handle. The pair of left and right second front lights are provided separately from the first front lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunari Takata
  • Publication number: 20220214471
    Abstract: A liquid object detector (160) includes a liquid object dispensing part (500), a sensor (161, 162, 163) configured to detect a liquid object dispensed by the liquid object dispensing part, and a sensor moving part (130, 165) configured to move the sensor in a direction crossing a dispensing direction of the liquid object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Motoki TAKATA, Motoji AOKI, Yohei KOBAYASHI, Yusuke OKAMOTO, Takenori OKAMURA, Kazunari ANAI
  • Patent number: 11072234
    Abstract: A straddled vehicle includes a vehicle body frame supporting a front wheel and a rear wheel, a seat fixed to the vehicle body frame, an engine, a fuel tank, and a canister to adsorb vaporized gas generated by evaporation of a fuel inside the fuel tank. The engine includes a crankshaft that rotates around a crank axis extending in the left-right direction and located lower than the seat. The fuel tank is located farther forward than the seat and higher than the engine. The canister is connected to the fuel tank through a gas pipe. The canister is located farther forward than the crank axis and lower than the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Takata, Yasuo Miyake
  • Patent number: 10538276
    Abstract: A straddle-type vehicle includes a vehicle body frame; a power unit supported by the vehicle body frame; a seat mounted at a position higher than the power unit; a handle bar mounted at a position more forward than the seat; a pair of front wheels spaced apart from each other in a vehicle width direction; a pair of suspensions spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction and connecting the pair of front wheels to the vehicle frame; and a vehicle body vibration control damper including end portions connected to a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion, respectively, mounted on the vehicle body frame so as to be spaced apart from each other in a vehicle front-back direction, and mounted so as to extend in the vehicle front-back direction with at least a portion thereof located between the pair of suspensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Takata, Keijiro Ota, Chisei Asami, Koji Kobayashi, Seiji Sawai
  • Publication number: 20190389525
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body frame, a front wheel, a handle, a pair of left and right first front lights, and a pair of left and right second front lights. The front wheel is supported by the vehicle body frame. The handle is located farther to the rear than a rotation axis of the front wheel, and is operated by an occupant to turn the front wheel. The pair of left and right first front lights extend linearly in the left-right direction, and are located farther to the rear than a front end of the front wheel and farther to the front than the handle. The pair of left and right second front lights are provided separately from the first front lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kazunari TAKATA
  • Publication number: 20190329647
    Abstract: A straddled vehicle includes a vehicle body frame supporting a front wheel and a rear wheel, a seat fixed to the vehicle body frame, an engine, a fuel tank, and a canister to adsorb vaporized gas generated by evaporation of a fuel inside the fuel tank. The engine includes a crankshaft that rotates around a crank axis extending in the left-right direction and located lower than the seat. The fuel tank is located farther forward than the seat and higher than the engine. The canister is connected to the fuel tank through a gas pipe. The canister is located farther forward than the crank axis and lower than the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kazunari TAKATA, Yasuo MIYAKE
  • Patent number: 10363816
    Abstract: A pedal unit includes an accelerator pedal, a brake pedal, a first bracket, a second bracket, and a connector. The first bracket includes a first plate including a first surface and a second surface that rotatably supports the accelerator pedal disposed adjacent to the first surface and the brake pedal disposed adjacent to the second surface. The second bracket includes a second plate including a third surface that rotatably supports the brake pedal disposed adjacent to the third surface of the second plate. The connector connects the first bracket, the brake pedal, and the second bracket in a state in which the brake pedal is disposed between the second surface and the third surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunari Takata
  • Publication number: 20170334488
    Abstract: A straddle-type vehicle includes a vehicle body frame; a power unit supported by the vehicle body frame; a seat mounted at a position higher than the power unit; a handle bar mounted at a position more forward than the seat; a pair of front wheels spaced apart from each other in a vehicle width direction; a pair of suspensions spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction and connecting the pair of front wheels to the vehicle frame; and a vehicle body vibration control damper including end portions connected to a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion, respectively, mounted on the vehicle body frame so as to be spaced apart from each other in a vehicle front-back direction, and mounted so as to extend in the vehicle front-back direction with at least a portion thereof located between the pair of suspensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kazunari TAKATA, Keijiro OTA, Chisei ASAMI, Koji KOBAYASHI, Seiji SAWAI
  • Patent number: 9815346
    Abstract: A recreational off-highway vehicle ROV includes a first connection subframe connected to a first rear subframe and a main frame, and an arm connector disposed rightward of a left upper arm and leftward of a right upper arm and supporting the right and left upper arms. A distance between first and second upper connections connecting the first rear subframe and the first connection subframe is longer than a distance between first and second lower connections connecting the main frame and the first connection subframe. A first upper end portion of a left shock absorber and a second upper end portion of a right shock absorber are disposed between the first and second upper connections in a rear view of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Masayuki Kubo, Kazunari Takata
  • Publication number: 20170015196
    Abstract: A pedal unit includes an accelerator pedal, a brake pedal, a first bracket, a second bracket, and a connector. The first bracket includes a first plate including a first surface and a second surface that rotatably supports the accelerator pedal disposed adjacent to the first surface and the brake pedal disposed adjacent to the second surface. The second bracket includes a second plate including a third surface that rotatably supports the brake pedal disposed adjacent to the third surface of the second plate. The connector connects the first bracket, the brake pedal, and the second bracket in a state in which the brake pedal is disposed between the second surface and the third surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: Kazunari TAKATA
  • Publication number: 20160185390
    Abstract: A recreational off-highway vehicle ROV includes a first connection subframe connected to a first rear subframe and a main frame, and an arm connector disposed rightward of a left upper arm and leftward of a right upper arm and supporting the right and left upper arms. A distance between first and second upper connections connecting the first rear subframe and the first connection subframe is longer than a distance between first and second lower connections connecting the main frame and the first connection subframe. A first upper end portion of a left shock absorber and a second upper end portion of a right shock absorber are disposed between the first and second upper connections in a rear view of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUZUKI, Masayuki KUBO, Kazunari TAKATA
  • Patent number: 9056637
    Abstract: A cargo bed includes a main body portion made of a material including a metal, and a pair of rear fenders made of a material including a resin and fixed to the main body portion. The main body portion includes a front wall portion extending in an up-down direction and a left-right direction, a bottom portion extending rearward from a lower edge region of the front wall portion, and a pair of side wall portions extending upward from two edge regions in the left-right direction of the bottom portion, and connected to two edge regions in the left-right direction of the front wall portion. The pair of rear fenders are fixed to the pair of side wall portions, respectively. Each of the pair of side wall portions includes a main side wall extending upward from the bottom portion, a first flange portion extending in the left-right direction, from an upper edge of the main side wall to an outside of the main body portion, and a second flange portion extending downward from an outside edge of the first flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazunari Takata
  • Publication number: 20140225395
    Abstract: A cargo bed includes a main body portion made of a material including a metal, and a pair of rear fenders made of a material including a resin and fixed to the main body portion. The main body portion includes a front wall portion extending in an up-down direction and a left-right direction, a bottom portion extending rearward from a lower edge region of the front wall portion, and a pair of side wall portions extending upward from two edge regions in the left-right direction of the bottom portion, and connected to two edge regions in the left-right direction of the front wall portion. The pair of rear fenders are fixed to the pair of side wall portions, respectively. Each of the pair of side wall portions includes a main side wall extending upward from the bottom portion, a first flange portion extending in the left-right direction, from an upper edge of the main side wall to an outside of the main body portion, and a second flange portion extending downward from an outside edge of the first flange portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunari TAKATA
  • Patent number: 8240417
    Abstract: A snowmobile includes a body, a steering mechanism provided in the body, a steering shaft connected with the steering mechanism for associated operation with the steering mechanism, a power steering device provided in the steering shaft, a pair of skis, and a connecting section arranged to connect the skis with the body. Each of the skis includes, in its lower surface, a straight portion extending straightly; an approach portion ahead of the straight portion and curving upward; and a keel portion protruding downward to a lower position than the straight portion and the approach portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazunari Takata
  • Publication number: 20110186375
    Abstract: A snowmobile includes a body, a steering mechanism provided in the body, a steering shaft connected with the steering mechanism for associated operation with the steering mechanism, a power steering device provided in the steering shaft, a pair of skis, and a connecting section arranged to connect the skis with the body and supporting the skis for pivotal movement in a horizontal direction about a first pivot axis in association with the steering shaft as well as for pivotal movement in the vertical direction about a second pivot axis which extends in a widthwise direction of the body. The first pivot axis is located at a more forward position than the second pivot axis in a horizontal plane which includes the second pivot axis. Each of the skis includes, in its lower surface, a straight portion extending straightly; an approach portion ahead of the straight portion and curving upward; and a keel portion protruding downward to a lower position than the straight portion and the approach portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunari TAKATA