Patents by Inventor SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION

SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION 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: 20140117705
    Abstract: A front side of the rear slide door 2 is held with the hook 27 being engaged with the striker 41 when a load from inside of a vehicle interior is applied to the rear slide door 2, upper and lower-side reinforcement members 5 and 6 that are joined to panel surfaces 21a to 21c at the front portion of the door inner panel 21 are provided along an upper-lower direction around the hook 27, a lower portion of the upper-side reinforcement member 5 and an upper portion of the lower-side reinforcement member 6 are joined together in an overlapped state, and a position in the upper-lower direction of a joined portion W where the reinforcement members 5 and 6 are overlap is arranged at a same height as the member portion 24 in front view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130220241
    Abstract: An ECU includes: an electronically controlled valve opening degree control unit for increasing the opening degree of an electronically controlled valve, as a temperature of a coolant detected by a water temperature detecting unit is higher; and a gear ratio control unit for changing the gear ratio of an automatic transmission to a gear ratio to be used when a vehicle runs at a slow speed, when the temperature of the coolant detected by the water temperature detecting unit is equal to or higher than a temperature when the electronically controlled valve opening degree control unit sets the opening degree of the electronically controlled valve to be a maximum opening degree, and when an engine speed detected by an engine speed detecting unit is slower than a preset engine speed and a load to an engine detected by a load detecting unit is larger than a preset load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130221116
    Abstract: A cooling water control valve apparatus capable of independently controlling flow rates of cooling water in two lines with a single apparatus for cooling water control and capable of achieving cost reduction. A cooling water control valve apparatus which adjusts a flow rate of cooling water for cooling an object to be cooled includes two inlet ports through which cooling water is introduced, an electrical control valve which is arranged at a first passage communicated with one of the inlet ports and which adjusts a flow rate of cooling water flowing through the first passage with electronic control, and a thermosensitive valve which is arranged at a second passage communicated with the other of inlet ports and which adjusts a flow rate of cooing water flowing through the second passage owing to displacement of a temperature detecting medium with temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, MIKUNI CORPORATION
    Inventors: MINUKI CORPORATION, SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130214446
    Abstract: A method of molding a resin molded product wherein a resin material in a molten state containing a forming agent is injected through a gate into a cavity of molding die thereby forming the form-molded product, wherein the gate communicating with the cavity of the molding die is continuously formed to the rising wall portion of the foam-molded product; the rising wall portion is provided with a rib at a position apart from the gate at a predetermined distance; a foaming of the molten resin material injected from the gate into the cavity is suppressed at a region corresponding to the upstream side portion of the foam-molded product, while the foaming of the molten resin material is promoted at a region corresponding to the downstream side portion of the foam-molded product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicants: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, Takahisa EGAWA
  • Publication number: 20130213723
    Abstract: A fuel pump device is installed in an engine compartment of a vehicle. The engine is placed in the engine compartment with a crankshaft extending in the vehicle width direction. An in-vehicle component is placed at one side of the engine compartment in the vehicle width direction relative to the engine. In the fuel pump device, an attachment is mounted on an end of the top of a cam housing mounted on the upper surface of the cylinder head. The end of the top of the cam housing is located at the other side of the engine compartment in the vehicle width direction relative to the engine. The attachment is so inclined with respect to the vehicle longitudinal direction as to be directed obliquely backward and upward from the cam shaft member toward the engine hood and the dash panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130205760
    Abstract: An exhaust control device for an engine performs exhaust control of an exhaust system composed of exhaust pipes connected to a plurality of cylinders respectively and gathering to a collecting pipe. The exhaust control device includes at least two kinds of exhaust valves that perform the exhaust control at different parts in the exhaust system; and a single actuator that drives the exhaust valves to open and close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130203587
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a catalyst for purification of exhaust gas, including the steps of: adding Zr ions to a solution containing a platinum hydroxide polymer; diluting the solution to which the Zr ions are added by using an aqueous ammonium acetate solution; immersing a support made of Al2O3, SiO2, CeO2, ZrO2, or a composite oxide of any ones of these oxides in the diluted solution, followed by heating at 60 to 70° C., to thereby support the platinum hydroxide polymer on the support; and calcining the support, on which the platinum hydroxide polymer is supported, at 150 to 800° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130200845
    Abstract: A hybrid electric vehicle 1 has a battery state detecting unit for detecting a temperature and SOC of a battery pack, a storage unit for storing a first target SOC calculation map in which a battery temperature and a target SOC which enables regenerative power generation at that battery temperature are associated with each other, and a second target SOC calculation map in which a battery temperature and a target SOC which enables startup of an internal combustion engine at that battery temperature are associated with each other, and a charging/discharging control unit for acquiring a target SOC which corresponds to the detected battery temperature based on the first target SOC calculation map or the second target SOC calculation map to control charging/discharging so that the detected SOC matches the acquired target SOC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130197787
    Abstract: There is provided an engine restart control device. A controller is configured to stop an engine which is adapted to generate a driving force for running a vehicle when a predetermined stop condition is met and configured to restart the engine when a predetermined restart condition is met after stopping the engine. A steering torque detector is configured to detect a steering torque of a steering wheel which is adapted to be operated by a driver. The controller includes an origin torque setting unit configured to set the steering torque detected by the steering torque detector when the predetermined stop condition is met and the engine is stopped as an origin torque. The controller restarts the engine when the steering torque detected by the steering torque detector exceeds a predetermined threshold with reference to the origin torque set by the origin torque setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130193719
    Abstract: A vehicle reinforcing structure includes a roof member, a pillar member that has in its upper part an extension part that extends along the roof member, and a reinforcing member that is joined so as to bridge the extension part and the roof member. The reinforcing member has a first welded part welded to the extension part, and a second welded part welded to a front edge of the roof member. The first welded part and the second welded part are provided such that an imaginary area created with straight lines that connect the respective edges of the welded parts substantially fits within the area of the reinforcing member. The reinforcing member further has an open area that is not in contact with either the pillar member or the roof member on the vehicle interior side of the first welded part on the rear side of the second welded part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130197759
    Abstract: There is provided an engine restart control device. A controller is configured to stop an engine which is adapted to generate a driving force for running a vehicle when a predetermined stop condition is met and configured to restart the engine when a predetermined restart condition is met after stopping the engine. A steering torque detector is configured to detect a steering torque of a steering handle which is adapted to be operated by a driver. A reaction force generator is configured to give a steering reaction force to the steering handle. The controller restarts the engine when the steering torque detected by the steering torque detector exceeds a predetermined threshold and control the reaction force generator to give the steering reaction force to the steering handle until the steering torque detected by the steering torque detector exceeds the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130193783
    Abstract: An electric rotating machine includes a stator having a plurality of stator teeth facing a rotor. The rotor has a plurality of pairs of permanent magnets. Permanent magnets of each pair are located in a “V” shape configuration and form a magnetic pole. Every other tooth of the plurality of stator teeth is a long stator teeth and an adjacent tooth is a short stator teeth. Adjusting recesses formed in the rotor are at symmetrical, about a d-axis of each magnetic pole, locations in a way that each of the adjusting recesses has a width made equal to a width of one of the stator teeth and their deepest levels are equidistant from a d-axis of the magnetic pole in one and the opposite circumferential directions angularly about the axis of the rotor by 56° in electrical degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130192554
    Abstract: There is provided a lubricating structure for an internal combustion engine which has a crankcase, a cylinder block, a cylinder head housing a valve driving device, and a cam housing provided on an upper portion of the cylinder head to support an intake-side camshaft and an exhaust-side camshaft, the lubricating structure including: a main oil passage formed in the cam housing; an oil passage formed in an outer wall upper portion of the cylinder head so as to communicate with the main oil passage; and a pipe connection portion formed so as to allow an external oil pipe to be connected to the oil passage from an outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130192553
    Abstract: In a cam housing structure for a three-dimensional cam including: plural intake side supporting parts rotatably supporting an intake side camshaft from above; and plural exhaust side supporting parts rotatably supporting an exhaust side camshaft from above at an upper part of a cylinder head, any one of the supporting parts of the intake side supporting parts or the exhaust side supporting parts is coupled to two or more pieces of the other supporting parts via reinforcing members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130186370
    Abstract: A fuel supply device for an internal combustion engine including a throttle valve and an airbox is provided with a main injector disposed at a downstream side of the throttle valve, an auxiliary injector disposed at an upstream side of the throttle valve and in the airbox, and a delivery pipe disposed inside the airbox and adopted to supply and distribute a fuel to the auxiliary injector. The delivery pipe has both ends which are supported on two side walls of the airbox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicants: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, Tatsushi Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20130180488
    Abstract: A valve train mechanism of an internal combustion engine including a cylinder head formed with an intake port and an exhaust port, and a camshaft including a valve for opening or closing the intake port and the exhaust port formed in the cylinder head of the engine, a cam mounted to the camshaft so as to be rotated together, and a rocker arm supported on a rocker shaft to be swingable, in which the valve is opened or closed by swinging the rocker arm by rotation of the cam. The rocker shaft is formed with an oil passage, inside the rocker shaft, extending in an axial direction and with an oil outlet communicating with the oil passage and extending in a radial direction of the rocker shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicants: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, Kunio Arase, Shuichi Yokota, Toru Okamura, Daisuke Yoshimoto
  • Publication number: 20130180605
    Abstract: A brake pipe structure of a motorcycle includes: a first brake pipe connecting a master cylinder and an ABS unit; and a second brake pipe connecting the ABS unit and a hydraulic wheel braking part. The first brake pipe and the second brake pipe are suspended and held between a front fork and a body frame so as to pass near a center axis of a steering shaft under a head pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130178121
    Abstract: Exhaust gas from an engine passes through a lower unit, and passes through a propeller boss coupled to a propeller shaft to be discharged into water. An outside diameter of a front end portion of the propeller boss is set to be equal to or larger than an outside diameter of a rear end portion of a gear case in the lower unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130178120
    Abstract: A fuel supply system of an outboard motor includes: a vapor separator which separates a fuel sent from a fuel tank by a low-pressure fuel pump into gas and liquid to release fuel vapor to an atmosphere; a fuel cooler which is disposed under the vapor separator to cool the fuel by cooling water passing through a cooling water pipe; a drain pipe connected to a side surface of the fuel cooler which faces downward while the outboard motor is tilted up; and an in-line high-pressure fuel pump connected in a middle of a fuel pipe connected to a side surface of the fuel cooler different from the side surface to which the drain pipe is connected. It is possible to easily and surely draw off the fuel in the fuel pipe while the outboard motor is tilted up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130178119
    Abstract: A fuel supply system of an outboard motor for supplying a fuel stored in a fuel tank to an intake port of an engine includes: a vapor separator which is disposed on one of left and right sides of the engine in terms of a traveling direction of a hull and to whose upper portion a vapor vent pipe having a tip open to an atmosphere is connected; and an in-line high-pressure fuel pump which is connected to the vapor separator via a fuel pipe and to whose upper portion an air vent pipe passing a position higher than the fuel pipe is connected, wherein the vapor vent pipe includes a folded portion formed so as to extend toward the other side out of the left and right sides of the engine and thereafter return to the one side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suzuki Motor Corporation