Patents by Inventor Takanori Chino

Takanori Chino 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: 11293316
    Abstract: There is provided a muffler structure of a saddle-type vehicle. The muffler structure is disposed at a downstream side of an exhaust pipe extending from an exhaust port of a cylinder head. A pipe is connected to the exhaust pipe and inserted into a muffler main body. The pipe is provided with an expansion chamber having an inner diameter that is larger than an inner diameter of the exhaust pipe. At least a part of the expansion chamber is disposed in the muffler main body, and a plurality of through holes are formed on an outer peripheral surface of the expansion chamber disposed in the muffler main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Muramatsu, Takanori Chino
  • Patent number: 11193404
    Abstract: There is provided a muffler structure of a saddle-type vehicle. The muffler structure is disposed at a downstream side of an exhaust pipe extending from an exhaust port of a cylinder head. A pipe is connected to the exhaust pipe and inserted into a muffler main body. The muffler main body includes a cylindrical portion and a reduced diameter portion joined to a downstream side end portion of the cylindrical portion and having a diameter reduced toward the downstream side thereof. The pipe includes a center pipe passing through the cylindrical portion, and a tail pipe disposed in the reduced diameter portion. An expansion chamber is formed by a space in the reduced diameter portion in the vicinity of the tail pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Muramatsu, Takanori Chino
  • Publication number: 20200123945
    Abstract: There is provided a muffler structure of a saddle-type vehicle. The muffler structure is disposed at a downstream side of an exhaust pipe extending from an exhaust port of a cylinder head. A pipe is connected to the exhaust pipe and inserted into a muffler main body. The muffler main body includes a cylindrical portion and a reduced diameter portion joined to a downstream side end portion of the cylindrical portion and having a diameter reduced toward the downstream side thereof. The pipe includes a center pipe passing through the cylindrical portion, and a tail pipe disposed in the reduced diameter portion. An expansion chamber is formed by a space in the reduced diameter portion in the vicinity of the tail pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi MURAMATSU, Takanori CHINO
  • Publication number: 20200123947
    Abstract: There is provided a muffler structure of a saddle-type vehicle. The muffler structure is disposed at a downstream side of an exhaust pipe extending from an exhaust port of a cylinder head. A pipe is connected to the exhaust pipe and inserted into a muffler main body. The pipe is provided with an expansion chamber having an inner diameter that is larger than an inner diameter of the exhaust pipe. At least a part of the expansion chamber is disposed in the muffler main body, and a plurality of through holes are formed on an outer peripheral surface of the expansion chamber disposed in the muffler main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Muramatsu, Takanori Chino
  • Patent number: 9617901
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Sasaki, Tomoaki Onagi, Yoshisato Inayama, Takanori Chino, Toshihiro Hayashi