Patents by Inventor Shoji Yokoyama

Shoji Yokoyama 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: 11180946
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device includes a detection unit which detects a foot of a person present near a front door; and a vehicle door opening/closing device main body which opens a rear slide door, when the detection unit detects the foot of the person, wherein when the foot of the person is not detected within a prescribed time after being detected, the detection unit outputs a pseudo outer door handle switch on signal which demands the vehicle door opening/closing device main body to open the rear slide door, and when detection is continuously performed during a prescribed time or longer from when the detection unit has detected a detection target, the detection unit does not output the pseudo outer door handle switch on signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 11173535
    Abstract: A drilling jig for drilling a punching hole with a boundary between a basis material and a coating of a workpiece less noticeable, and a drilling method using this drilling jig. It includes a male blade, a female blade, and a hexagon bolt; the male blade and the hexagon bolt are capable of being coupled to each other; a screw hole, through which the hexagon bolt is inserted, and a blade portion are formed in the male blade; the blade portion has a planar blade surface; a shaft insertion hole, through which the hexagon bolt is inserted, and a blade portion housing hole capable of housing the blade portion are formed in the female blade, whereby the boundary between the basis material and the coating of a bumper can be positioned on the inside of the punching hole, preventing the appearance of the punching hole from being impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Tomohiro Ogawa, Kazuya Takita, Ichiro Hosoya, Takashi Kumamoto, Yukio Kimura
  • Patent number: 11098520
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device drives a slide door to a locked state under authentication communication between an authentication ECU of a vehicle side and a mobile device, when the slide door is in a closed and unlocked state and the presence of a user is detected by a detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20210164283
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device includes a detection unit which detects a foot of a person present near a front door; and a vehicle door opening/closing device main body which opens a rear slide door, when the detection unit detects the foot of the person, wherein when the foot of the person is not detected within a prescribed time after being detected, the detection unit outputs a pseudo outer door handle switch on signal which demands the vehicle door opening/closing device main body to open the rear slide door, and when detection is continuously performed during a prescribed time or longer from when the detection unit has detected a detection target, the detection unit does not output the pseudo outer door handle switch on signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10760322
    Abstract: In a state that an engine is started up by using a mobile device from outside a vehicle, a power mode changeover switch is switched from a fixed contact OFF to a fixed contact START while avoiding a fixed contact ACC and a fixed contact ON, and the power mode changeover switch is maintained at the fixed contact START even after the engine is placed in an operation state. When an electric power is not supplied through the fixed contact ACC, a detection unit places itself in a state in which a detection operation is possible, and when the electric power is supplied, the detection unit places itself in a detection operation prohibition state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20200262262
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: N (N is an integer equal to or larger than 3) wheels including a pair of wheels spaced apart from each other in a width direction of the vehicle and a steered wheel turnable to right and left relative to the vehicle body; operation input unit to be operated to input a steering direction of the steered wheel; lean mechanism for leaning the vehicle body in its width direction; and lean control unit for controlling the lean mechanism. Lean control unit controls the lean mechanism so that vehicle body leans toward the steering direction side in response to an input into the operation input unit. Vehicle includes detector for detecting a force that changes a lean angle of the vehicle body. Lean control unit causes the lean mechanism to generate a torque that produces a force in a direction opposite to a force detected by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keizo ARAKI, Akira MIZUNO, Shoji YOKOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10738527
    Abstract: A vehicle door opening/closing device includes a front door configured to open and close a front left opening of a vehicle body, a rear sliding door configured to open and close a rear left opening of the vehicle body, a vehicle door opening/closing device main body configured to automatically open and close the rear sliding door, a detection unit configured to detect the presence of the left foot of a user, and a control unit (detection ECU, door lock ECU, sliding door driving ECU). If the front door is in an opened state at the time when the detection unit detects the presence of the left foot, the control unit does not put the rear sliding door into a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10696237
    Abstract: Provided is a highly versatile attachment component corresponding to a space around an attachment location of a vehicular member. A retainer for attaching an ultrasonic sensor to a vehicle has a member holding portion for holding the ultrasonic sensor; and an attachment portion that is to be attached to the vehicle. The attachment portion has a center attachment part; a plurality of attachment pieces which are an upper attachment piece, a lower attachment piece, a left attachment piece and a right attachment piece; and cuttable sections joining the center attachment part and the multiple attachment pieces. These attachment pieces can be removed by cutting the cuttable sections. Therefore, some of the attachment pieces may be removed so as to secure a space around a location to which the ultrasonic sensor is to be attached, thus allowing the ultrasonic sensor to be attached to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Kazuya Takita
  • Patent number: 10690758
    Abstract: A structure for attaching an ultrasound sensor to a side portion of a vehicle includes a bracket via which the ultrasound sensor is attached to face the ground under the floor of the vehicle and to be inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the horizontal plane such that water drops adhering to the ultrasound sensor flow downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana, Yangjian Li, Takuya Tamura, Qi Chen, Kai-Wei Yeh, Cheng-Hung Tsai, Yu-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 10583510
    Abstract: A heating and cooling device including: an airtight processing chamber openable to load a member-to-be-processed in the airtight processing chamber; a transfer apparatus to adjust a distance between the member-to-be-processed and a cooling unit that cools the member-to-be-processed, by moving the member-to-be-processed and/or the cooling unit; an induction heating apparatus to heat the member-to-be-processed, including a induction heating coil; a cooling apparatus to cool the member-to-be-processed by cooling the cooling unit; a temperature sensor to determine a temperature of the member-to-be-processed; and a controller to control the induction heating apparatus and the cooling apparatus based on the temperature determined by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Takeshi Matsushita, Hiroaki Nakahara, Masaki Takeuchi, Takenori Wada, Masahiro Momose, Masahiro Kikuchi, Yoshio Igarashi, Mitsuhiro Naruse
  • Publication number: 20200024886
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device drives a slide door to a locked state under authentication communication between an authentication ECU of a vehicle side and a mobile device, when the slide door is in a closed and unlocked state and the presence of a user is detected by a detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20190388951
    Abstract: A drilling jig for drilling a punching hole with a boundary between a basis material and a coating of a workpiece less noticeable, and a drilling method using this drilling jig. It includes a male blade, a female blade, and a hexagon bolt; the male blade and the hexagon bolt are capable of being coupled to each other; a screw hole, through which the hexagon bolt is inserted, and a blade portion are formed in the male blade; the blade portion has a planar blade surface; a shaft insertion hole, through which the hexagon bolt is inserted, and a blade portion housing hole capable of housing the blade portion are formed in the female blade, whereby the boundary between the basis material and the coating of a bumper can be positioned on the inside of the punching hole, preventing the appearance of the punching hole from being impaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Tomohiro Ogawa, Kazuya Takita, Ichiro Hosoya, Takashi Kumamoto, Yukio Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190265341
    Abstract: A structure for attaching an ultrasound sensor to a side portion of a vehicle includes a bracket via which the ultrasound sensor is attached to face the ground under the floor of the vehicle and to be inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the horizontal plane such that water drops adhering to the ultrasound sensor flow downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicants: Honda Access Corp., Honda Access Taiwan Co., Ltd., Whetron Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana, Yangjian Li, Takuya Tamura, Qi Chen, Kai-Wei Yeh, Cheng-Hung Tsai, Yu-Ming Lee
  • Publication number: 20180283080
    Abstract: In a state that an engine is started up by using a mobile device from outside a vehicle, a power mode changeover switch is switched from a fixed contact OFF to a fixed contact START while avoiding a fixed contact ACC and a fixed contact ON, and the power mode changeover switch is maintained at the fixed contact START even after the engine is placed in an operation state. When an electric power is not supplied through the fixed contact ACC, a detection unit places itself in a state in which a detection operation is possible, and when the electric power is supplied, the detection unit places itself in a detection operation prohibition state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20180283081
    Abstract: A vehicle door opening/closing device includes a front door configured to open and close a front left opening of a vehicle body, a rear sliding door configured to open and close a rear left opening of the vehicle body, a vehicle door opening/closing device main body configured to automatically open and close the rear sliding door, a detection unit configured to detect the presence of the left foot of a user, and a control unit (detection ECU, door lock ECU, sliding door driving ECU). If the front door is in an opened state at the time when the detection unit detects the presence of the left foot, the control unit does not put the rear sliding door into a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10005346
    Abstract: In a Targa top vehicle, a detachable roof unit is supported between a front roof arch along an upper edge of a front windshield and a rear roof arch along an upper edge of a rear windshield. The roof unit is fixed to the front roof arch and the rear roof arch by engaging an axially movable front fixing pin with a pin hole of the front roof arch and engaging an axially movable rear fixing pin with a pin hole of the rear roof arch, and an opening formed in a central part of the roof unit is opened and closed by a canvas that can be unfolded and folded. Accordingly, it is possible to achieve a balance between an open feel of the Targa top vehicle and convenience of simply opening and closing the opening of a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kiyota, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20180093618
    Abstract: Provided is a highly versatile attachment component corresponding to a space around an attachment location of a vehicular member. A retainer for attaching an ultrasonic sensor to a vehicle has a member holding portion for holding the ultrasonic sensor; and an attachment portion that is to be attached to the vehicle. The attachment portion has a center attachment part; a plurality of attachment pieces which are an upper attachment piece, a lower attachment piece, a left attachment piece and a right attachment piece; and cuttable sections joining the center attachment part and the multiple attachment pieces. These attachment pieces can be removed by cutting the cuttable sections. Therefore, some of the attachment pieces may be removed so as to secure a space around a location to which the ultrasonic sensor is to be attached, thus allowing the ultrasonic sensor to be attached to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Kazuya Takita
  • Publication number: 20170240032
    Abstract: In a Targa top vehicle, a detachable roof unit is supported between a front roof arch along an upper edge of a front windshield and a rear roof arch along an upper edge of a rear windshield. The roof unit is fixed to the front roof arch and the rear roof arch by engaging an axially movable front fixing pin with a pin hole of the front roof arch and engaging an axially movable rear fixing pin with a pin hole of the rear roof arch, and an opening formed in a central part of the roof unit is opened and closed by a canvas that can be unfolded and folded. Accordingly, it is possible to achieve a balance between an open feel of the Targa top vehicle and convenience of simply opening and closing the opening of a roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kiyota, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20170203377
    Abstract: A heating and cooling device including: an airtight processing chamber openable to load a member-to-be-processed in the airtight processing chamber; a transfer apparatus to adjust a distance between the member-to-be-processed and a cooling unit that cools the member-to-be-processed, by moving the member-to-be-processed and/or the cooling unit; an induction heating apparatus to heat the member-to-be-processed, including a induction heating coil; a cooling apparatus to cool the member-to-be-processed by cooling the cooling unit; a temperature sensor to determine a temperature of the member-to-be-processed; and a controller to control the induction heating apparatus and the cooling apparatus based on the temperature determined by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji YOKOYAMA, Takeshi Matsushita, Hiroaki Nakahara, Masaki Takeuchi, Takenori Wada, Masahiro Momose, Masahiro Kikuchi, Yoshio Igarashi, Mitsuhiro Naruse
  • Patent number: 9638232
    Abstract: A structure securely attaches a component to an opening portion in a plate-shaped member without stripping or turning over the member. Each of a pair of mount members includes a first engagement portion engaged with a rear surface of the plate-shaped member and a second engagement portion engaged with the component. The component includes projecting portions to be fitted between the mount members, thus the component can be fixed against coming off by engagement of the second engagement portion and the component. The projecting portions inhibit the mount members engaged with the opening portion from moving, thereby preventing the mount members from coming off the opening portion. Since the fitting member is fitted between the second engagement portions, the fitting member inhibits the second engagement portions from moving to come closer to each other, and from disengagement from the component, thereby more securely preventing the component from coming off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuya Takita, Shoji Yokoyama