Patents by Inventor Takeshi Komorida

Takeshi Komorida 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: 10933920
    Abstract: A work vehicle including: a vehicle body frame; a prime mover part located on a front or rear part of the vehicle body frame; a bonnet configured to open and close by swinging, and covering the prime mover part; and an assist unit configured to assist the bonnet to operate to open. A lateral end portion of the vehicle body frame is provided with a first linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. A lateral end portion of a lower end part of the bonnet, which is located closer to an end cover than the first linkage part is, is provided with a second linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. The assist unit is provided with an expansion/contraction mechanism biased so as to expand, and is located laterally outside the prime mover part and spans the first linkage part and the second linkage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Komorida, Koichiro Matsumoto, Masaki Takaoka, Arisa Kimura, Tasuku Teraoka, Azusa Furihata, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Toshiki Kanai, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Masayuki Akita, Takashi Kumashiro, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Tatsuki Kago, Akihito Mihara
  • Publication number: 20190391589
    Abstract: A work vehicle comprising: a drive wheel unit that is provided in a vehicle body and is configured to be driven by a travel drive mechanism; a work unit that is provided in the vehicle body and is configured to perform work on a work target; a battery provided in the vehicle body; a motor that is configured to receive electric power from the battery and drive the work unit; an inclination sensor configured to detect an inclination of the vehicle body relative to a horizontal plane; and a first captured image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image that shows surroundings of the vehicle body when the work is being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Komorida, Hitoshi Aoyama, Hideya Umemoto, Katsuhiko Uemura, Kentaro Shinkai, Shinichi Yamada, Kanako Komori, Kensuke Uemoto
  • Publication number: 20190387671
    Abstract: A work vehicle that performs an operation while traveling autonomously includes: a base frame configured to support a wheel; a unit frame configured to support an operation unit that performs the operation; a link frame capable of changing a relative height of the unit frame with respect to the base frame , the link frame spanning between the base frame and the unit frame; and a setting unit configured to set an operating height of the operation unit with respect to a working surface of a working field in which the operation is performed, in accordance with operation information indicating an operation target to be subjected to the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hideya Umemoto, Hitoshi Aoyama, Katsuhiko Uemura, Takeshi Komorida, Kensuke Uemoto, Kentaro Shinkai, Shinichi Yamada, Kanako Komori
  • Publication number: 20190276090
    Abstract: A work vehicle including: a vehicle body frame; a prime mover part located on a front or rear part of the vehicle body frame; a bonnet configured to open and close by swinging, and covering the prime mover part; and an assist unit configured to assist the bonnet to operate to open. A lateral end portion of the vehicle body frame is provided with a first linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. A lateral end portion of a lower end part of the bonnet, which is located closer to an end cover than the first linkage part is, is provided with a second linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. The assist unit is provided with an expansion/contraction mechanism biased so as to expand, and is located laterally outside the prime mover part and spans the first linkage part and the second linkage part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Komorida, Koichiro Matsumoto, Masaki Takaoka, Arisa Kimura, Tasuku Teraoka, Azusa Furihata, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Toshiki Kanai, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Masayuki Akita, Takashi Kumashiro, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Tatsuki Kago, Akihito Mihara
  • Patent number: 10377219
    Abstract: A tractor includes an engine that is mounted on a vehicle body frame, a hood that houses the engine and is configured to pivot about a front pivot in a top-bottom direction between a closed position at which the hood covers the engine, and an open position at which the hood exposes the engine, a mounting rubber that is provided between the engine and the vehicle body frame to support the engine in an anti-vibration manner, and a hood stay that supports the hood such that the hood is pivotable up/down about the front pivot. The hood stay includes an abutting-target portion against which the engine can abut from a rear side, to prevent the engine from swinging forward in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Tasuku Teraoka, Takeshi Komorida, Takashi Kumashiro, Shoichiro Nagaishi, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Akihito Mihara, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Yuto Akai, Yoshihisa Tonoya, Masaki Takaoka, Tatsuki Kago, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Junichi Yamanaka, Masahiro Izumi, Azusa Furihata, Koichiro Matsumoto, Takashi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10336377
    Abstract: A work vehicle including: a vehicle body frame; a prime mover part located on a front or rear part of the vehicle body frame; a bonnet configured to open and close by swinging, and covering the prime mover part; and an assist unit configured to assist the bonnet to operate to open. A lateral end portion of the vehicle body frame is provided with a first linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. A lateral end portion of a lower end part of the bonnet, which is located closer to an end cover than the first linkage part is, is provided with a second linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. The assist unit is provided with an expansion/contraction mechanism biased so as to expand, and is located laterally outside the prime mover part and spans the first linkage part and the second linkage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Komorida, Koichiro Matsumoto, Masaki Takaoka, Arisa Kimura, Tasuku Teraoka, Azusa Furihata, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Toshiki Kanai, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Masayuki Akita, Takashi Kumashiro, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Tatsuki Kago, Akihito Mihara
  • Publication number: 20190196483
    Abstract: A work area determination system for an autonomous traveling work machine which is controlled autonomously based on self machine position information indicative of a self machine position, the work area determination system including an operation terminal capable of determining a work area. The operation terminal includes a positioning device for acquiring terminal position information indicative of a position of the operation terminal, a work area determination section that determines the work area based on the terminal position information, and a work area information outputting section for outputting work area information which is information relating to the determined work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Uemura, Nobuyuki Yoshii, Takeshi Komorida, Kensuke Uemoto, Kentaro Shinkai
  • Patent number: 10327383
    Abstract: A mid-mount mower has a mower unit mounted under a vehicle body between front wheels and rear wheels. The mower includes a lift link mechanism having a front link and a rear link, an intermediate structure interconnecting one end of the front link and one end of the rear link via a pivot axis, a blade housing having an engaged portion engageable with an engaging potion of the intermediate structure and a guide face configured to guide the engaging portion ad the engaged portion to an engaging position so as to establish connection between the blade housing placed on a ground surface and the intermediate structure in association with a movement of the vehicle body in a front/rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tada, Akira Minoura, Takeshi Komorida, Azusa Furihata, Hiroshi Kawabata, Ryo Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190176677
    Abstract: An accommodation device is configured to accommodate a plurality of work vehicles that carry out a work while traveling autonomously includes a plurality of accommodation cases mounted on a load carrying bed of a transporter vehicle and capable of accommodating the plurality of work vehicles individually, a supporting section for supporting the plurality of accommodation cases respectively with allowing movement thereof along a preset path, an actuator for driving the supporting section for causing the accommodation cases to move along the path and an electric generator for supplying electric power to the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hideya Umemoto, Kentaro Shinkai, Takeshi Komorida, Kensuke Uemoto, Shinichi Yamada, Kanako Komori
  • Publication number: 20190179326
    Abstract: A work vehicle 1 configured to carry out a utility work while traveling autonomously includes an implement unit 53 mounted on a vehicle body for carrying out the work, a work subject information acquisition section 21 for accruing work subject information indicative of information on a work subject, a load calculation section 24 for calculating a load of the work based on the work subject information, a storage section for storing driving conditions of the implement unit 53 in advance, and a driving section 26 configured to retrieve a driving condition stored in the storage section 25 according to the load calculated by the load calculation section 24 and to drive the implement unit 53 based on the retrieved driving condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kensuke Uemoto, Takeshi Komorida, Nobuyuki Yoshii, Katsuhiko Uemura, Shinichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10315534
    Abstract: Provided is a work vehicle having a rollover protection structure (ROPS) around a driver's seat which is switchable between a front seating posture and a rear seating posture. A locking mechanism locks the driver's seat to the rear seating posture. The locking mechanism includes a hook provided on the driver's seat side, a hook rod disposed between a left strut and a right strut and engageable with the hook when the driver's seat is switched to the rear seating posture, and a rod bracket for supporting the hook rod. The rod bracket is provided separately from the left strut and the right strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Shoichiro Nagaishi, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Takeshi Komorida, Takashi Kumashiro, Azusa Furihata, Akihito Mihara, Tatsuki Kago, Yoshihisa Tonoya
  • Publication number: 20180134183
    Abstract: Provided is a work vehicle having a rollover protection structure (ROPS) around a driver's seat which is switchable between a front seating posture and a rear seating posture. A locking mechanism locks the driver's seat to the rear seating posture. The locking mechanism includes a hook provided on the driver's seat side, a hook rod disposed between a left strut and a right strut and engageable with the hook when the driver's seat is switched to the rear seating posture, and a rod bracket for supporting the hook rod. The rod bracket is provided separately from the left strut and the right strut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Shoichiro Nagaishi, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Takeshi Komorida, Takashi Kumashiro, Azusa Furihata, Akihito Mihara, Tatsuki Kago, Yoshihisa Tonoya
  • Publication number: 20180056772
    Abstract: A tractor includes an engine that is mounted on a vehicle body frame, a hood that houses the engine and is configured to pivot about a front pivot in a top-bottom direction between a closed position at which the hood covers the engine, and an open position at which the hood exposes the engine, a mounting rubber that is provided between the engine and the vehicle body frame to support the engine in an anti-vibration manner, and a hood stay that supports the hood such that the hood is pivotable up/down about the front pivot. The hood stay includes an abutting-target portion against which the engine can abut from a rear side, to prevent the engine from swinging forward in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Tasuku Teraoka, Takeshi Komorida, Takashi Kumashiro, Shoichiro Nagaishi, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Akihito Mihara, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Yuto Akai, Yoshihisa Tonoya, Masaki Takaoka, Tatsuki Kago, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Junichi Yamanaka, Masahiro Izumi, Azusa Furihata, Koichiro Matsumoto, Takashi Shibata
  • Patent number: 9849854
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a vehicle body frame, a protection frame extending upwards from the vehicle body frame, the protection frame including left and right strut members and an arch member extending between and detachable from the left and right strut members, a support frame provided in the vehicle body frame and configured to support the protection frame to the vehicle body frame, the support frame including a pair of left and right pipe-like supporting portions, each supporting portion being provided under a laterally outward tilted orientation with an upper portion of the supporting member being positioned on more laterally outer side of a vehicle body and being configured to removably support the strut member, and a connection tool configured to non-removably connect the left and right strut members to the left and right supporting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiki Kanai, Takeshi Komorida, Masahiro Izumi, Masaki Takaoka, Koichiro Matsumoto, Azusa Furihata
  • Patent number: 9699962
    Abstract: A mower unit is detachably mounted between front wheels and rear wheels of a mid-mount grass mower. The mower unit includes a blade cover having a top plate and a side plate extending from a circumferential edge of the top plate, a pair of right and left ride-over deck units provided on the top plate. Each ride-over deck unit includes a support deck fixed to an upper face of the top plate, a wheel guide member movable between a home position for storage in the support deck and a bridging position for bridging between the support deck and a ground surface, and a tethering member for tethering the support deck with the wheel guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Akita, Takeshi Komorida, Ryo Matsumoto, Masahiro Izumi, Azusa Furihata, Toshiki Kanai, Tomohisa Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20170181374
    Abstract: A mid-mount mower has a mower unit mounted under a vehicle body between front wheels and rear wheels. The mower includes a lift link mechanism having a front link and a rear link, an intermediate structure interconnecting one end of the front link and one end of the rear link via a pivot axis, a blade housing having an engaged portion engageable with an engaging potion of the intermediate structure and a guide face configured to guide the engaging portion ad the engaged portion to an engaging position so as to establish connection between the blade housing placed on a ground surface and the intermediate structure in association with a movement of the vehicle body in a front/rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tada, Akira Minoura, Takeshi Komorida, Azusa Furihata, Hiroshi Kawabata, Ryo Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20170166154
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a vehicle body frame, a protection frame extending upwards from the vehicle body frame, the protection frame including left and right strut members and an arch member extending between and detachable from the left and right strut members, a support frame provided in the vehicle body frame and configured to support the protection frame to the vehicle body frame, the support frame including a pair of left and right pipe-like supporting portions, each supporting portion being provided under a laterally outward tilted orientation with an upper portion of the supporting member being positioned on more laterally outer side of a vehicle body and being configured to removably support the strut member, and a connection tool configured to non-removably connect the left and right strut members to the left and right supporting portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Toshiki Kanai, Takeshi Komorida, Masahiro Izumi, Masaki Takaoka, Koichiro Matsumoto, Azusa Furihata
  • Publication number: 20170129544
    Abstract: A work vehicle including: a vehicle body frame; a prime mover part located on a front or rear part of the vehicle body frame; a bonnet configured to open and close by swinging, and covering the prime mover part; and an assist unit configured to assist the bonnet to operate to open. A lateral end portion of the vehicle body frame is provided with a first linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. A lateral end portion of a lower end part of the bonnet, which is located closer to an end cover than the first linkage part is, is provided with a second linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. The assist unit is provided with an expansion/contraction mechanism biased so as to expand, and is located laterally outside the prime mover part and spans the first linkage part and the second linkage part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Takeshi Komorida, Koichiro Matsumoto, Masaki Takaoka, Arisa Kimura, Tasuku Teraoka, Azusa Furihata, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Toshiki Kanai, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Masayuki Akita, Takashi Kumashiro, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Tatsuki Kago, Akihito Mihara
  • Patent number: D785049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akari Hosozawa, Takeshi Komorida, Yoshihiro Kushita, Wataru Sasaki
  • Patent number: D785054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akari Hosozawa, Takeshi Komorida, Yoshihiro Kushita, Wataru Sasaki