Patents by Inventor Norikazu Matsuura

Norikazu Matsuura 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: 20210291908
    Abstract: The vehicle body includes: a pair of left and right rear side members extending in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body, and a rear bumper beam which extends in a left-right direction of the vehicle body to be coupled to each rear side member at both ends, and bulges rearward toward a center of the left-right direction. The rear bumper beam has an intermediate body extending in the left-right direction at the center of the left-right direction, and inclined bodies which are displaced forward as expanding to the left and right toward the respectively corresponding rear side member from both ends of the intermediate body. A rearward surface of the intermediate body includes a vertical surface, and an inclined surface which is continuous from at least either an upper end or a lower end of the vertical surface and is displaced forward as separating from the vertical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi HASEGAWA, Keiichiro TSUJI, Takayuki FUJII, Norikazu MATSUURA, Yusuke MIURA, Tomohiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10040483
    Abstract: A vehicle rear structure includes a side sill joined to a rear frame via an outrigger, a sub-frame mounted on the rear frame from below, and a fuel tank mounted on the sub-frame. The sub-frame is provided with a load transmitting member that opposes the outrigger. An impact load applied to the sub-frame is transmitted to the outrigger via the load transmitting member. The transmitted impact load is distributed to the two components, the rear frame (specifically, front frame section) and the side sill via the outrigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norikazu Matsuura, Chihiro Sakurada
  • Publication number: 20170106912
    Abstract: A vehicle rear structure includes a side sill joined to a rear frame via an outrigger, a sub-frame mounted on the rear frame from below, and a fuel tank mounted on the sub-frame. The sub-frame is provided with a load transmitting member that opposes the outrigger. An impact load applied to the sub-frame is transmitted to the outrigger via the load transmitting member. The transmitted impact load is distributed to the two components, the rear frame (specifically, front frame section) and the side sill via the outrigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norikazu Matsuura, Chihiro Sakurada
  • Patent number: 8888151
    Abstract: A collision load is appropriately absorbed even in a case that the collision load is intersectionally input from the oblique rear with respect to the vehicle longitudinal direction. Plural first to sixth corner portions provided at the rear end of an extension are arranged such as to be located at respective different positions along the vehicle longitudinal direction, wherein the first corner portion located at the vehicle transverse inner upper end is located the rearmost, and wherein the first to sixth corner portions and first to sixth edge lines, which form the rear end of the extension, are provided such as to be located at the rear in a spiral form from the first corner portion toward the vehicle front in order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Kashiwagi, Norikazu Matsuura, Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Ryota Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20130313840
    Abstract: A collision load is appropriately absorbed even in a case that the collision load is intersectionally input from the oblique rear with respect to the vehicle longitudinal direction. Plural first to sixth corner portions provided at the rear end of an extension are arranged such as to be located at respective different positions along the vehicle longitudinal direction, wherein the first corner portion located at the vehicle transverse inner upper end is located the rearmost, and wherein the first to sixth corner portions and first to sixth edge lines, which form the rear end of the extension, are provided such as to be located at the rear in a spiral form from the first corner portion toward the vehicle front in order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Kashiwagi, Norikazu Matsuura, Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Ryota Tanabe
  • Patent number: 8517455
    Abstract: A structure for a vehicle body rear portion, absorbing an impact load applied to the vehicle body rear portion. The structure for a vehicle body rear portion includes: left and right girder sections (42) which rise upward from a rear panel (22) provided at the vehicle body rear portion and which are deformable by an impact load applied to the rear panel; and left and right upper girder sections (43) which are connected to the upper ends (42b) of the lower girder sections (42), extend toward the front of the vehicle up to left and right roof side rails (14), are configured to have higher strength than the lower girder sections, and transmits the impact load to the roof side rails. Left and right girder stiffeners (45) are provided so as to reinforce the girder joint sections (48) between the lower girder sections and the upper girder sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norikazu Matsuura, Syouji Machida, Kazuhiro Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20120153677
    Abstract: A structure for a vehicle body rear portion, absorbing an impact load applied to the vehicle body rear portion. The structure for a vehicle body rear portion includes: left and right girder sections (42) which rise upward from a rear panel (22) provided at the vehicle body rear portion and which are deformable by an impact load applied to the rear panel; and left and right upper girder sections (43) which are connected to the upper ends (42b) of the lower girder sections (42), extend toward the front of the vehicle up to left and right roof side rails (14), are configured to have higher strength than the lower girder sections, and transmits the impact load to the roof side rails. Left and right girder stiffeners (45) are provided so as to reinforce the girder joint sections (48) between the lower girder sections and the upper girder sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norikazu Matsuura, Syouji Machida, Kazuhiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8090812
    Abstract: Progress management of analysis task is performed in CAE analysis. A system is provided in which a plurality of terminal apparatuses 10A, 10B and 10C storing an analysis procedure of CAE analysis as a program are connected to a management apparatus 20 managing a state of progress of CAE analysis via a communication network N. The management apparatus 20 generates progress management information in which an analysis task of CAE analysis is divided into a plurality of steps and transmits the progress management information to each of the terminal apparatuses 10A, 10B and 10C. Each of the terminal apparatuses 10A, 10B and 10C transmits to the management apparatus 20 progress state information of analysis task for one or a plurality of steps allocated to the terminal apparatus at a predetermined timing in accordance with the received progress management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignees: Integral Technology Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishiura, Taiji Nemoto, Jun Ando, Norikazu Matsuura, Tomoaki Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 8070217
    Abstract: A vehicle body rear part structure improved against rear-side collisions is disclosed. The rear part of a vehicle body includes left and right rear side frames; a front cross member and a rear cross member, both extending between the left and right rear side frames; and a bar and a bracket. The rear cross member has arm support parts for supporting lower arms of left and right rear suspensions on a center part which is lower than lateral ends of the vehicle body. The bar is curved in a convex manner toward the bottom of the vehicle body, and the bar connects center parts of the front and rear cross members together. The bracket mounts a rear end of the bar to the rear cross member while enclosing the rear end from the bottom of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norikazu Matsuura, Takayuki Takahashi, Atsushi Hasegawa, Yusuke Miura, Kazutaka Kanezashi
  • Publication number: 20100301637
    Abstract: A vehicle body rear part structure improved against rear-side collisions is disclosed. The rear part of a vehicle body includes left and right rear side frames; a front cross member and a rear cross member, both extending between the left and right rear side frames; and a bar and a bracket. The rear cross member has arm support parts for supporting lower arms of left and right rear suspensions on a center part which is lower than lateral ends of the vehicle body. The bar is curved in a convex manner toward the bottom of the vehicle body, and the bar connects center parts of the front and rear cross members together. The bracket mounts a rear end of the bar to the rear cross member while enclosing the rear end from the bottom of the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norikazu Matsuura, Takayuki Takahashi, Atsushi Hasegawa, Yusuke Miura, Kazutaka Kanezashi
  • Patent number: 7568755
    Abstract: A rear frame structure for a vehicle is disclosed, wherein an impact load can be satisfactorily absorbed in the case of a collision with a rear surface of the vehicle. The rear frame structure includes a pipe-shaped impact-absorbing member located between left and right rear frames. The impact-absorbing member has a center pipe that has a V shape in plan view, formed so as to protrude backward. The impact-absorbing member has left- and right-side pipes extending from the center pipe linearly upwardly to left and right end pipes. The impact load applied to the center pipe causes the left- and right-side pipes to undergo compressive deformation in their axial longitudinal directions as well as bending deformation towards the front of the vehicle body, whereby the impact load is absorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Imada, Manabu Abo, Hidetoshi Kurata, Norikazu Matsuura, Yumi Saito
  • Publication number: 20090026802
    Abstract: A rear frame structure for a vehicle is disclosed, wherein an impact load can be satisfactorily absorbed in the case of a collision with a rear surface of the vehicle. The rear frame structure includes a pipe-shaped impact-absorbing member located between left and right rear frames. The impact-absorbing member has a center pipe that has a V shape in plan view, formed so as to protrude backward. The impact-absorbing member has left- and right-side pipes extending from the center pipe linearly upwardly to left and right end pipes. The impact load applied to the center pipe causes the left- and right-side pipes to undergo compressive deformation in their axial longitudinal directions as well as bending deformation towards the front of the vehicle body, whereby the impact load is absorbed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Imada, Manabu Abo, Hidetoshi Kurata, Norikazu Matsuura, Yumi Saito
  • Publication number: 20070244733
    Abstract: Progress management of analysis task is performed in CAE analysis. A system is provided in which a plurality of terminal apparatuses 10A, 10B and 10C storing an analysis procedure of CAE analysis as a program are connected to a management apparatus 20 managing a state of progress of CAE analysis via a communication network N. The management apparatus 20 generates progress management information in which an analysis task of CAE analysis is divided into a plurality of steps and transmits the progress management information to each of the terminal apparatuses 10A, 10B and 10C. Each of the terminal apparatuses 10A, 10B and 10C transmits to the management apparatus 20 progress state information of analysis task for one or a plurality of steps allocated to the terminal apparatus at a predetermined timing in accordance with the received progress management information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishiura, Taiji Nemoto, Jun Ando, Norikazu Matsuura, Tomoaki Utsunomiya