Patents by Inventor Takaya Suzuki

Takaya Suzuki 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: 10511945
    Abstract: A bicycle communication device includes a communicator and a memory. The communicator is communicable with a bicycle electric component and a bicycle operation unit. The bicycle electric component includes a drive unit. The memory stores information related to the bicycle operation unit. The communicator is configured to be able to input the information related to the bicycle operation unit to the bicycle electric component in a state where the communicator is located in a predetermined range that is within thirty centimeters from the bicycle electric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takaya Masuda, Takafumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10487888
    Abstract: Since one end of a spring is received by a planar portion of a spring seat provided on any one of an outer plate and an inner plate, it is possible to support the spring with a planar member without machining a bottom wall face of the outer plate into a planar shape. Since the spring seat has seat guide portions that contact the outer plate, it is possible to suppress the fluctuation of the spring seat and the fluctuation of the spring by the seat guide portions, so it is possible to reliably prevent interference of the spring with its peripheral portion. Therefore, a load on the spring is reduced, so it is possible to improve the durability of a one-way clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NSK-WARNER K.K.
    Inventors: Michinobu Suzuki, Yuji Iwase, Shotaro Kato, Michitaka Tsuchida, Yota Mizuno, Koichi Kato, Takaya Yamada, Hiroyuki Ohishi, Tomoyuki Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20190308691
    Abstract: A bicycle electric component comprises a wireless communicator, a power source, and a switcher. The wireless communicator is configured to receive a wireless signal. The power source is configured to supply a first electric power to the wireless communicator. The switcher is configured to change an electric connection state between the wireless communicator and the power source. The switcher includes an electric generator configured to generate a second electric power by an external input to a bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takafumi SUZUKI, Takaya MASUDA, Toshihiko TAKAHASHI, Masafumi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10428192
    Abstract: There is provided a plate-shaped carbon fiber reinforced molding material comprising a thermoplastic resin, carbon fibers (A) and carbon fibers (B), wherein: i) the carbon fibers (A) have fiber lengths ranging from 0.01 mm to less than 3 mm, ii) the carbon fibers (B) have fiber lengths ranging from 3 mm to less than 100 mm, iii) 1.0<LwA/LnA<3 is satisfied where LwA and LnA are a weight-average fiber length and a number-average fiber length of the carbon fibers (A), respectively, and iv) the carbon fibers (B) are two-dimensionally randomly oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Shuhei Suzuki, Takaya Fujii, Hodaka Yokomizo, Hidenori Aoki
  • Patent number: 10413885
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments relate to an exhaust gas purification catalyst that is excellent in terms of HC purification capacity and warm-up performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Suzuki, Yoshinori Saito, Tatsuya Ohashi, Shunsuke Ohishi, Takaya Ota
  • Publication number: 20190248438
    Abstract: A wireless receiving device for a human powered vehicle comprises a receiver having a first mode, and a second mode in which the receiver consumes less electric power than in the first mode. A controller is configured to set the receiver with the second mode if the receiver does not receive the communication signal in a first-mode period during which the receiver operates in the first mode. The controller is configured to count a consecutive number of a plurality of no-communication periods if no-communication periods consecutively occur. The controller is configured to set the receiver with the first mode if the consecutive number of the no-communication periods is less than a count threshold. The controller is configured to control the receiver to continue the second mode until a release condition is satisfied if the consecutive number is more than or equal to the count threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takaya MASUDA, Takafumi SUZUKI, Toshihiko TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10377444
    Abstract: A bicycle electric component comprises a wireless communicator and a detector. The wireless communicator is configured to receive a wireless signal. The wireless communicator has a first operating mode and a second operating mode. A power consumption of the second operating mode is lower than a power consumption of the first operating mode. The detector is to detect an operational state of a bicycle. The wireless communicator is configured to change from the second operating mode to the first operating mode in a state where the wireless communicator receives the wireless signal and the detector detects the operational state of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Takaya Masuda, Toshihiko Takahashi, Masafumi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190235649
    Abstract: A method performed by a pen or a pen detection apparatus that detects the pen, the method includes: acquiring a pen pressure level according to a force applied to a pen nib of the pen; generating a pen-down event or a pen-up event based on a result of comparing the pen pressure level and a pen pressure determination threshold; acquiring a proximity value indicating a positional relationship between the pen and the pen detection apparatus from a proximity detector provided on one of the pen and the pen detection apparatus; and updating the pen pressure determination threshold based on the pen pressure level when the proximity value indicates that the positional relationship between the pen and the pen detection apparatus satisfies a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Takaya Oyama, Ken Suzuki, Yoshihisa Sugiyama, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10330152
    Abstract: An object is to provide a floating bush bearing device including a circumferential groove over the entire circumference of an outer peripheral surface of a floating bush while ensuring that a pressing force is applied by lubricant oil to the floating bush to reduce oscillation, as well as a turbocharger provided with the bearing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Futae, Tadasuke Nishioka, Takashi Nambu, Noriyuki Hayashi, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10315556
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus in a vehicle coordinates with a first light emitter including light-emitting elements arranged in a linear form including at least one line on a compartment side of a door of the vehicle, and a second light emitter projecting light onto a projection target member in a forward visual field of a driver of the vehicle. The information providing apparatus repeatedly acquires status information including surroundings status indicating status of surroundings of the vehicle, and executes control to the first light emitter and second light emitter based on the status information. The control makes the first light emitter and second light emitter provide light emission in a light emission mode associated with acquired surroundings status indicated by the status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaya Kawamata, Akifumi Shii, Kensuke Suzuki, Toshiya Furukawa, Tsukasa Mikuni, Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10300435
    Abstract: An ammonia generation apparatus is disposed in a stage after a urea water injection unit. The ammonia generation apparatus includes a main body which has an introduction opening for introducing exhaust gas, a discharge opening for discharging the exhaust gas, a first flow passage and a second flow passage which communicate with the introduction opening and the discharge opening and which are separated from each other. The ammonia generation apparatus includes a heating unit disposed in the first flow passage, and a first changeover section which is disposed on one side of the main body where the introduction opening is provided and which can switch the exhaust gas flow passage between the first flow passage and the second flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Yoshikawa, Kentaro Mori, Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10294854
    Abstract: There is provided a saddle-ridden type vehicle. An air intake piping is connected between an air cleaner and a supercharger. An air outlet piping is connected between the supercharger and an intercooler. An air bypass passage is provided between the air outlet piping and the air intake piping to allow compressed air to escape toward an upstream side of the supercharger without flowing in the supercharger. An air bypass valve is configured to open and close the air bypass passage. The supercharger is disposed in front of the engine. The air cleaner is disposed above the engine. The air intake piping extends in an upper-lower direction in a region ranging from the above of the engine to a front of the engine at one side in a vehicle width direction. The air bypass valve is disposed at the rear of the air intake piping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okita, Takaya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10288112
    Abstract: A floating-bush bearing device (1) for rotatably supporting a rotational shaft (2), includes: a floating bush (3) having a cylindrical shape and including a bearing hole (33) into which the rotational shaft (2) is to be inserted; and a bearing housing (4) which rotatably houses the floating bush (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Futae, Yasuaki Jinnai, Hiroshi Suzuki, Takashi Nambu, Noriyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10260173
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to provide a carbon fiber manufacturing device in which fiber to be carbonized is irradiated with microwaves and thereby heated, wherein the carbon fiber manufacturing device is compact and capable of performing carbonization at atmospheric pressure without requiring an electromagnetic wave absorber or other additives or preliminary carbonization through external heating. This carbon fiber manufacturing device (200) includes: a cylindrical furnace (27) comprising a cylindrical waveguide in which one end is closed, a fiber outlet (27b) being formed in the one end of the cylindrical waveguide and a fiber inlet (27a) being formed in the other end of the cylindrical waveguide; a microwave oscillator (21) for introducing microwaves into the cylindrical furnace (27); and a connection waveguide (22) having one end connected to the microwave oscillator (21) side and the other end connected to one end of the cylindrical furnace (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroaki Zushi, Takaya Suzuki, Jun-ichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10208647
    Abstract: There is provided a saddle-ridden type vehicle. A cooling water flow control unit includes a first passage, a second passage, a bypass passage communicating the first and second passages and a thermostat. An engine outlet piping connects a water jacket and the first passage. A radiator inlet piping connects the first passage and a radiator. A radiator outlet piping connects the radiator and the second passage. A water pump inlet piping connects the second passage and a water pump. The water pump is disposed at a side part of a crank case and in front of a crankshaft. The cooling water flow control unit is disposed above a cylinder head cover. The radiator inlet piping, the radiator outlet piping and the water pump inlet piping are disposed between the engine and the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okita, Takaya Suzuki, Shintaro Yagi
  • Publication number: 20190010859
    Abstract: There is provided a straddle-type vehicle. A water jacket is configured to cool an engine by cooling water discharged from a water pump. A radiator is arranged in front of the engine. A cooling water stream control unit is configured to control a flow rate of the cooling water to circulate in the radiator, based on a temperature of the cooling water after cooling the engine. The water pump is mounted to a part of a crankcase at one side in a right and left direction of the straddle-type vehicle. The cooling water stream control unit is arranged at a position that is located at the one side of a center of the straddle-type vehicle in the right and left direction, is lower than a cylinder head cover and is located between the engine and the radiator, when seeing the straddle-type vehicle from a side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OKITA, Takaya SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10167767
    Abstract: There is provided a motorcycle. A side stand is disposed at a side-lower portion of an engine and configured to be rotatable between a using position at which the side stand can be grounded to a ground surface and a retraction position at which the side stand cannot be grounded to the ground surface. An inflow piping is configured to supply cooling water delivered from a water pump to a supercharger. An outflow piping is disposed above the supercharger and configured to return the cooling water having cooled the supercharger to the water pump. The outflow piping is provided to be horizontal or to have an upward gradient from an upstream side toward a downstream side in a state where the side stand is displaced to the using position to be grounded to the ground surface and the engine is inclined toward the side stand-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okita, Takaya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180313249
    Abstract: There is provided a motorcycle. A side stand is disposed at a side-lower portion of an engine and configured to be rotatable between a using position at which the side stand can be grounded to a ground surface and a retraction position at which the side stand cannot be grounded to the ground surface. An inflow piping is configured to supply cooling water delivered from a water pump to a supercharger. An outflow piping is disposed above the supercharger and configured to return the cooling water having cooled the supercharger to the water pump. The outflow piping is provided to be horizontal or to have an upward gradient from an upstream side toward a downstream side in a state where the side stand is displaced to the using position to be grounded to the ground surface and the engine is inclined toward the side stand-side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OKITA, Takaya SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10094267
    Abstract: There is provided a saddle-ridden type vehicle including an engine, a water pump, and a radiator. A cooling water flow control unit switches a first circulation path without flowing in the radiator, and a second circulation path through the radiator, in accordance with a temperature of cooling water. The cooling water flow control unit includes a thermostat and a thermostat housing. The thermostat housing is formed with a first passage, a second passage disposed adjacent to the first passage, and a bypass passage communicating the first passage and the second passage. The thermostat switches communication and cutoff of the second passage at a part of the second passage, which is positioned upstream of a connection part between the second passage and the bypass passage, in accordance with the temperature of the cooling water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okita, Takaya Suzuki, Shintaro Yagi
  • Patent number: 10047478
    Abstract: The present invention provides a prepreg comprising: a primary pre-pregnant made of a reinforced fiber substrate and an epoxy resin composition containing at least epoxy resin and thermoplastic resin impregnated into the reinforcing fiber that forms the reinforced fiber substrate; and a surface layer made of epoxy resin composition containing at least an epoxy resin and an epoxy resin-soluble thermoplastic resin that dissolves in the epoxy resin, the surface layer being formed on one or both surfaces of the primary prepreg; the prepreg being characterized in that only one of either the epoxy resin composition of the primary prepreg or the epoxy resin composition of the surface layer contains a hardening agent for an epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOHO TENAX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Takaya Suzuki, Toyoaki Ishiwata, Yoshinori Suzuki, Hiroshi Numata