Patents by Inventor Shogo Kimura

Shogo Kimura 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: 20140070568
    Abstract: A floor member comprises a lever-pedal mounting part in a front side, an operator's seat mounting part in a rear side, an indoor unit mounting surface part on which an indoor unit is mounted under the operator's seat mounting part, an entrance surface part which is provided in a door side between the indoor unit mounting surface part and the lever-pedal mounting part and on which an operator places a foot at getting-in/off, and a foot rest part which is surrounded by the lever-pedal mounting part, the indoor unit mounting surface part and the entrance surface part. The indoor unit mounting surface part and the entrance surface part form a successive plane successively extending with each other in a position lower by one step than the lever-pedal mounting part and the foot rest part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140017053
    Abstract: An entrance way is provided on a left front surface surrounded by the left front pillar, the left intermediate pillar, and the left front roof pillar of the cab box, and a door for opening/closing this entrance way is mounted rotatably on a left intermediate pillar. A seal member for sealing the entire periphery of the cab box when the door is closed is provided in the periphery of the door. On the lower side of the left front roof pillar, a seal receiving member is provided separately from the left front roof pillar, and this seal receiving member forms a seal receiving surface with which an upper seal portion extending in the front-rear direction at an upper side position of the seal member is brought into contact when the door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130322999
    Abstract: A cab (8) is provided with a cab box (13) in which a space between each of pillars (14 to 18) is covered by each of surfaces (13A to 13F) and the inside becomes an operator's room (13G) and a door (24) mounted on the left intermediate pillar (16). On a rear surface portion (14D) of the left front pillar (14), a protruding portion (23A1) of a mounting plate (23A) is provided in a state protruding to the door (24) side. On a mounting opening (24E) on the inner surface side of the door (24), a door holding member (28) engaged with an engaging member (23) and holding the door (24) at a closed position is provided. On the door (24), a retreating recessed portion (29) for avoiding interference with the protruding portion (23A1) of the mounting plate (23A) is provided on the front side from the door holding member (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130302125
    Abstract: An upper revolving structure is provided with a revolving frame, a floor member, and a cab box. On this, an indoor unit for an air conditioner is provided on the floor member, and an outdoor air inlet port is provided by being opened to the outside of the cab box. An outdoor air duct is provided for supplying outdoor air introduced through the outdoor air inlet port toward the indoor unit. In this duct, an intermediate portion is arranged at a high position on the side of an operator's seat, and on this intermediate portion, a filter accommodating portion is provided by being opened into the cab box. In the filter accommodating portion, an outdoor air filter for trapping dusts in the outdoor air flowing through the outdoor air duct is accommodated capable of being attached and removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura, Yasuo Ooshima
  • Publication number: 20130285413
    Abstract: A canopy (23) is provided to rise in an upper revolving structure (3) for covering an upper side of an operator's seat (19). A bend portion (25B) extending in the left-right direction and projecting upward is provided in a front end side of a roof plate (25) in the canopy (23). A plate-shaped left front lifting bracket (26) is provided in a left front connecting portion (24J), and a plate-shaped right front lifting bracket (27) is provided in a right front connecting portion (24L). The left and right front lifting brackets (26, 27) sandwich the bend portion (25B) from both sides in the left-right direction. Further, the left and right front lifting brackets (26, 27) are provided with lifting holes (26A, 27A) and also discharging notches (26B, 27B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeoka, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130236281
    Abstract: An upper revolving structure (3) includes a revolving frame (5), a floor member (9) which is provided on the revolving frame (5) and a front side of which serves as a footrest section (11) on which an operator rests his or her feet, a cab box (17) which forms an operating room (18) above the floor member (9), and an indoor unit (23) disposed on the floor member (9) to supply sucked air as conditioned air. A lower surface (11B) side of the footrest section (11) of the floor member (9) is formed as a unit mounting surface (12), and, as for the indoor unit (23), a box body (24) is disposed on the lower side of the unit mounting surface (12) and, in this state, the box body (24) is mounted on the unit mounting surface (12) by means of a plurality of bolts (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Tabeta, Hajime Ishii
  • Publication number: 20130024076
    Abstract: A vehicle opening-and-closing member control device includes displacement amount detection portions provided at drive units and detecting respective displacement amounts of the drive units, a determination portion obtaining a difference of the displacement amounts and determining whether the drive unit is in failure on the basis of the difference, and a restriction portion restricting an operation state of the opening-and-closing member so as to be an operation disapproval state in a case where the determination portion determines that at least one of the drive units fails and at least one of the drive units operates normally. The restriction portion stops the operation of the drive units when a failure of drive unit is determined during the drive units are in operation, and the restriction portion prohibits the operation of the drive units thereafter when the failure of the drive unit is determined during the drive units are not in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norio FUKUI, Shogo KIMURA, Ryo ASANO
  • Patent number: 7900996
    Abstract: A seat support platform (17) is provided on a floor panel (13) of a floor member (12) of a cab (11). An air conditioner unit (25) is installed internally of the seat support platform (17). An under floor duct (27) is provided on the lower side surface (13C) of the floor panel (13) to form an external air induction passage (30) to guide external air from outside of the cab (11) toward an external air intake port (25H) of the air conditioner unit (25). Under floor duct (27) can be provided integrally with the floor member (12) without protrusion to the lower side, and the under floor duct (27) can supply cool external air into the cab (11). Even in the case of a small size hydraulic excavator, the under floor duct (27) can be provided integrally on the floor member (12) to secure broader space in the cab (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Hajime Ishii, Hiroshi Tabeta
  • Patent number: 7808197
    Abstract: A control apparatus for an opening/closing member of vehicle includes a driving member for moving an opening/closing member for a vehicle, speed detecting means for detecting a drive speed of the driving member and control means for calculating a current speed difference between the drive speed of the driving member and a target drive speed, for calculating a current change amount between the calculated current speed difference and a previous speed difference calculated a predetermined time before, for calculating a current deviation by integrating the current change amount and for detecting an entrapment of an object by comparing the calculated deviation to a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Hiroyuki Mizutani, Yoshinori Iwase, Koichi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20100102594
    Abstract: A seat support platform (17) is provided on a floor panel (13) of a floor member (12) of a cab (11). An air conditioner unit (25) is installed internally of the seat support platform (17). An under floor duct (27) is provided on the lower side surface (13C) of the floor panel (13) to form an external air induction passage (30) to guide external air from outside of the cab (11) toward an external air intake port (25H) of the air conditioner unit (25). Under floor duct (27) can be provided integrally with the floor member (12) without protrusion to the lower side, and the under floor duct (27) can supply cool external air into the cab (11). Even in the case of a small size hydraulic excavator, the under floor duct (27) can be provided integrally on the floor member (12) to secure broader space in the cab (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Hajime Ishii, Hiroshi Tabeta
  • Patent number: 7575272
    Abstract: A folding type door is fitted in a cab box. Two door panels and are disposed substantially in the same vertical plane as a left side cover of an upper revolving structure when said door in a closed position. Catches and are provided in a left rear side section of the cab box. Provided on door panels and of the folding type door are strikers and to be attachably or detachably engaged with the catches and separately of each other. When the folding type door is opened, the respective door panels and are each retained in an open door position by engagement of two sets of strikers and catches and which prevents rattling movements of each door panel to retain the folding type door in a stabilized state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Ishii, Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7559601
    Abstract: A lower floor panel (20) and an upper floor panel (22) which is having a sunken storage portion (20D) is provided in front of a seat supporting base (12) which supports an operator's seat (16) with in a cab (11). A storage space (24) is provided between a sunken storage portion (20D) in the lower floor panel (20) and a flat horizontal surface (22A) of the upper floor panel (22). This storage space (24) can be used for installation of an air-conditioning unit (25). This lo means that the air-conditioning unit (25) can be accommodated in a floor portion in front of the operator's seat (16), permitting to suppress the height of the cab (11) to an appropriate level. In addition, installation of the air-conditioning unit (25) can make assembling and maintenance work far easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Ishii, Masayuki Yunoue, Shigeru Hirasawa, Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura
  • Patent number: 7537074
    Abstract: A washer tank is integrally formed with a front air duct, and the washer tank and the front air duct are installed within a cab. Thus, the washer tank can be installed within the cab by the use of spaces around the air duct. This arrangement makes it possible to install the washer tank within the cab in an unintrusive way and in the vicinity of a washer liquid spout nozzle without necessitating to provide an installation space exclusively for the washer tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Ishii, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Kimura
  • Patent number: 7530418
    Abstract: A pattern selector valve (32) is lodged in a seat supporting stool (22) which supports an operator's seat (23) thereon, with a switch lever (32B) at a front side of the seat supporting stool. An operator can easily check out the position of the switch lever (32B) of the pattern selector valve (32) at the time of getting onto the operator's seat (23). Besides, the switch lever (32B) of the pattern selector valve (32) can be easily changed over to a different pattern position in the vicinity of the operator's seat (23). Check-out and change-over of the switch lever (32B) are facilitated and can be carried out in a secure manner under guidance of a pattern indicator (39) which is provided on a front cover (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Ishii, Shigeru Hirasawa, Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura
  • Patent number: 7338114
    Abstract: A front side of a floor panel (15) is pivotally supported on a floor panel support mechanism (21), permitting tilting of the floor panel in a forward direction with respect to a revolving frame (5) by way of a tilting mechanism (30). The tilting mechanism (30) has a guide rail assembly (33) which is pivotally supported on the side of the revolving frame (5), a screw rod (34) which is rotatably supported on the guide rail assembly (33), and a displacement member (35) which is attached to the floor panel (15) and held in threaded engagement with the screw rod (34). The floor panel (15) and a cab (29) are tilted up in the forward direction upon rotationally driving the screw rod (34) to translate the displacement member (35) constituting the tilting mechanism (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Ishii, Shogo Kimura, Teruo Irino, Hajime Yoshida, Shigeru Hirasawa
  • Publication number: 20080035401
    Abstract: A pattern selector valve (32) is lodged in a seat supporting stool (22) which supports an operator's seat (23) thereon, with a switch lever (32B) at a front side of the seat supporting stool. An operator can easily check out the position of the switch lever (32B) of the pattern selector valve (32) at the time of getting onto the operator's seat (23). Besides, the switch lever (32B) of the pattern selector valve (32) can be easily changed over to a different pattern position in the vicinity of the operator's seat (23). Check-out and change-over of the switch lever (32B) are facilitated and can be carried out in a secure manner under guidance of a pattern indicator (39) which is provided on a front cover (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Hajime Ishii, Shigeru Hirasawa, Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura
  • Patent number: D681066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Saito, Kazuhiko Hiraoka, Shigehisa Hagura, Tomoyuki Miyata, Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: D685006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigehisa Hagura, Tomoyuki Miyata, Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Tabeta, Yasuo Ooshima
  • Patent number: D686251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanai
  • Patent number: D689529
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigehisa Hagura, Tomoyuki Miyata, Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Tabeta, Yasuo Ooshima, Hiroki Tanaka