Patents by Inventor Kota YOSHIDA

Kota YOSHIDA 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: 20230264559
    Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure includes a front-side battery frame which is provided in a front of the battery casing, a pair of left and right side frames which extend from the front-side battery frame toward vehicle front to be positioned on vehicle-width-direction outer sides toward front, and a cross member suspended between left and right. Outer ends of the cross member in a vehicle width direction extend to the vehicle-width-direction outer sides of outer ends, in the vehicle width direction, of fronts of the side frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kota YOSHIDA, Taiki YOTSUYANAGI, Takehiro KAMEI, Satoshi NAKAMURA, Takayuki KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20230264754
    Abstract: Both of a requirement for absorption of an impact load in a collision and a requirement for layout of direction and position of a steering wheel are satisfied based on a vehicle-body front structure that includes a partition wall portion which demarcates a vehicle cabin inside space. A lower-side portion of the partition wall portion is formed to be positioned further to vehicle rear toward a lower position. A traveling motor is installed below the lower-side portion of the partition wall portion. A recess portion which is recessed toward vehicle front is formed in a portion, on an upper side of the traveling motor, in the partition wall portion. An inserting hole through which a steering shaft is inserted is formed in a lower wall portion of the recess portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kota YOSHIDA, Taiki YOTSUYANAGI, Takayuki KIMURA, Satoshi NAKAMURA, Yoshihiro MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230264560
    Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure includes a pair of left and right side frames which extend from a front-side battery frame toward vehicle front to be positioned on vehicle-width-direction outer sides, a contactless charger between the left and right side frames, and a cross member between the left and right side frames. The contactless charger has a cross member housing configured to house the cross member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kota YOSHIDA, Taiki YOTSUYANAGI, Tsuguto WATANABE, Yasuyuki KAWAHARA, Hiroshi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20230264746
    Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure includes a front-side battery frame which is provided in a front of the battery casing 10a pair of left and right side frames which extend from the front-side battery frame toward vehicle front to be positioned on vehicle-width-direction outer sides toward front, a pair of left and right impact absorption members in front of the side frames, a front member between the left and right impact absorption members, and left and right projections arranged between the left and right side frames and the left and right impact absorption members and protrude to the vehicle-width-direction outer sides of fronts of the left and right side frames, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kota YOSHIDA, Taiki YOTSUYANAGI, Satoshi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20230264751
    Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure includes a partition wall portion which demarcates a space inside a vehicle cabin and a pair of left and right suspension tower portions which are formed to bulge inward in the vehicle width direction and support upper portions of front suspension apparatuses. A lower-side portion of the partition wall portion is formed to be positioned further to vehicle rear toward a lower position. A traveling motor is installed below the lower-side portion of the partition wall portion. An upper-side portion of the partition wall portion extends from an intermediate portion of the left suspension tower portion in a vehicle front-rear direction to an intermediate portion of the right suspension tower portion in the vehicle front-rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kota YOSHIDA, Taiki YOTSUYANAGI, Takayuki KIMURA, Satoshi NAKAMURA, Yoshihiro MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230264558
    Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure for an electric vehicle includes a front-side battery frame which extends in a vehicle width direction, a pair of left and right side frames and which extend forward from the front-side battery frame, a cross member between the left and right side frames and, and reinforcement members and which extend toward vehicle rear from the cross member toward the front-side battery frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Kota YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230264557
    Abstract: A vehicle-body front structure for an electric vehicle includes a front-side battery frame which extends in a vehicle width direction, a pair of left and right side frames which extend from the front-side battery frame to a vehicle front to be positioned on vehicle-width-direction outer sides, a left-side support mounted on the front-side battery frame and supports the left side frame from the vehicle-width-direction outer side, and a right-side support mounted on the front-side battery frame and supports the right side frame from the vehicle-width-direction outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kota YOSHIDA, Taiki YOTSUYANAGI, Takehiro KAMEI, Satoshi NAKAMURA, Takayuki KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11618399
    Abstract: A shock absorbing member is provided having a sequential destruction capability and protection against electrolytic corrosion on fastening-fixing portions thereof to be fastened to a bumper reinforcement or a vehicle body. Embodiments include a shock absorbing member between a bumper reinforcement and a vehicle body, including a distal end portion fastened to the bumper reinforcement; a base end flange portion fastened to the vehicle body; and an absorbing member body extending in a vehicle front-rear direction and connecting the distal end portion and the base end flange portion. The absorbing member body includes a carbon fiber-glass reinforced plastic layer. Fastening-fixing portions of the distal end portion and the base end flange portion are composed of glass fiber reinforced plastic layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki Yotsuyanagi, Tsuyoshi Nishihara, Ryo Shimoda, Chikara Kawamura, Tsuneki Shimanaka, Kota Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11571965
    Abstract: A vehicle body side structure is provided where an exhaust apparatus is located on the vehicle-width-direction outer side relative to a side sill without widening the vehicle. Embodiments include an internal combustion engine equipped on the front side of a partition wall defining a front edge of a vehicle cabin space, an exhaust apparatus through which exhaust gas exhausted from the internal combustion engine passes, and a side sill extending along the vehicle front-rear direction on the side of a floor forming a floor surface of the vehicle cabin space. The side sill has a recess having a cross section recessed toward the vehicle-width-direction inner side from the vehicle-width-direction outer side in a cross-sectional view orthogonal to the vehicle front-rear direction and extending in the vehicle front-rear direction, and an exhaust system member provided in the exhaust apparatus is disposed at the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuneki Shimanaka, Kota Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210276413
    Abstract: A vehicle body side structure is provided where an exhaust apparatus is located on the vehicle-width-direction outer side relative to a side sill without widening the vehicle. Embodiments include an internal combustion engine equipped on the front side of a partition wall defining a front edge of a vehicle cabin space, an exhaust apparatus through which exhaust gas exhausted from the internal combustion engine passes, and a side sill extending along the vehicle front-rear direction on the side of a floor forming a floor surface of the vehicle cabin space. The side sill has a recess having a cross section recessed toward the vehicle-width-direction inner side from the vehicle-width-direction outer side in a cross-sectional view orthogonal to the vehicle front-rear direction and extending in the vehicle front-rear direction, and an exhaust system member provided in the exhaust apparatus is disposed at the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuneki SHIMANAKA, Kota YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210213899
    Abstract: A shock absorbing member is provided having a sequential destruction capability and protection against electrolytic corrosion on fastening-fixing portions thereof to be fastened to a bumper reinforcement or a vehicle body. Embodiments include a shock absorbing member between a bumper reinforcement and a vehicle body, including a distal end portion fastened to the bumper reinforcement; a base end flange portion fastened to the vehicle body; and an absorbing member body extending in a vehicle front-rear direction and connecting the distal end portion and the base end flange portion. The absorbing member body includes a carbon fiber-glass reinforced plastic layer. Fastening-fixing portions of the distal end portion and the base end flange portion are composed of glass fiber reinforced plastic layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki YOTSUYANAGI, Tsuyoshi NISHIHARA, Ryo SHIMODA, Chikara KAWAMURA, Tsuneki SHIMANAKA, Kota YOSHIDA