Patents by Inventor Taro Iwamoto

Taro Iwamoto 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: 20240042836
    Abstract: A vehicle display apparatus includes: a transparent display that is installed on a window glass of a vehicle and displays an image of content which is a display target; a mask layer that is disposed to overlap the transparent display and is capable of changing a visibility of a display region of the image from outside the vehicle; and a mask setting unit that sets a visibility of the mask layer depending on details of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Iwamoto, Manabu Fujiwara, Shuhei Matsuda, Masatada Muramoto
  • Publication number: 20240024310
    Abstract: The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention comprises a carbostyril derivative which is a dopamine-serotonin system stabilizer and a mood stabilizer in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The carbostyril derivative may be aripiprazole or a metabolite thereof. The mood stabilizer may include but is not limited to lithium, valproic acid, divalproex sodium, carbamazapine, oxcarbamazapine, zonisamide, lamotragine, topiramate, gabapentin, levetiracetam or clonazepam. These compositions are used to treat patients with mood disorders, particularly bipolar disorder with or without psychotic features, mania or mixed episodes. Methods are provided for separate administration of a carbostyril derivative and a mood stabilizer to a patient with a mood disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kikuchi, Taro Iwamoto, Tsuyoshi Hirose
  • Patent number: 11873057
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left front wheel, a right front wheel, a lean mechanism, and a lean brake mechanism. The lean mechanism causes the left front wheel and the right front wheel to lean about a front-rear direction as a rotation center when the vehicle body leans about the front-rear direction as a rotation center. The lean brake mechanism brakes a leaning operation of the lean mechanism. The lean brake mechanism includes a brake disc and brake pads. The brake disc is attached to an upper arm or a lower arm. The brake pads, which are attached such that their position relative to the brake disc changes in the leaning operation, produce a frictional force against the brake disc in the leaning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakajima, Hiroshi Ishii, Taro Iwamoto, Kazuya Nagasaka, Taichi Inaba
  • Publication number: 20230213937
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes: a travel structure including a front wheel, a rear wheel, a steering structure mounted to the front wheel, and a drive source that drives the front wheel and/or the rear wheel; circuitry that controls the travel structure to effect autonomous travel without manned operation in a given travel area; a route setter that sets a travel route for the autonomous travel; a vehicle location detector that detects a location of the utility vehicle; and a target detector that detects a monitoring target in the travel area. In case that the monitoring target is detected at a location during the autonomous travel, the circuitry stores the location of the monitoring target as history information. The route setter sets a reference point at the location where the monitoring target was detected and sets the travel route based on the reference point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Atsushi SANO, Kazuhiro ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230202451
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes: a travel structure including a front wheel, a rear wheel, a steering structure mounted to the front wheel, and a drive source that drives the front wheel and/or the rear wheel; circuitry that controls the travel structure to effect autonomous travel without manned operation in a given travel area; and a vehicle location detector that detects a location of the utility vehicle. During the autonomous travel, the circuitry determines, based on road condition data where the travel area is divided into regions with different predetermined road condition levels, to which of the road condition levels a road condition of a region ahead of the location of the utility vehicle in a travel direction belongs, and the circuitry controls the travel structure such that a given travel parameter is within a corresponding one of permissible ranges predetermined respectively in association with the road condition levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Atsushi SANO, Kazuhiro ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230182851
    Abstract: There is provided a saddle-ride type vehicle including: a rear wheel; a vehicle body frame including a pivot shaft extending in a vehicle width direction; a swing arm connecting the pivot shaft and the rear wheel; and a housing structure having a housing space of fluid inside the housing structure. The housing structure is disposed between the pivot shaft and the rear wheel and at a position overlapping the swing arm in a side view of the saddle-ride type vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi KASHIHARA, Taro IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230182847
    Abstract: There is provided a saddle-ride type vehicle including: a vehicle body; a camera attached to the vehicle body; a recorder main body including a storage medium that stores imaging information captured by the camera; and a cover member detachably attached to the vehicle body as an exterior component and covering at least an access portion to the storage medium in the recorder main body when the cover member is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi KASHIHARA, Taro IWAMOTO, Hirokazu KOHARA
  • Publication number: 20230166750
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes: a travel structure including a front wheel, a rear wheel, a steering structure mounted to the front wheel, and a drive source that drives the front wheel and/or the rear wheel; at least one operator used to operate the travel structure; circuitry that controls the travel structure; and a mode switcher that switches the utility vehicle between a manned operation mode in which the utility vehicle travels in response to operations on the operator and an autonomous travel mode in which the circuitry allows the utility vehicle to autonomously travel on a given travel route without any operations on the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Atsushi SANO, Kazuhiro ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230058088
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left wheel, a right wheel, left and right bearings, left and right axle, left arm, right arm, and lean mechanism. The left arm supports the left wheel from inside in a vehicle width direction. The right arm supports the right wheel from inside in the vehicle width direction. The lean mechanism causes the left wheel and the right wheel to lean about a front-rear direction as a rotation center when the vehicle body leans about the front-rear direction as a rotation center. The single bearing is inserted into a hub hole of the left wheel. The single bearing is inserted into a hub hole of the right wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Publication number: 20230057719
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left front wheel, a right front wheel, a lean mechanism, a lean brake mechanism, a steering handle, a left grip, a throttle grip, a lean brake manipulator. The lean mechanism causes the left front wheel and the right front wheel to lean about a front-rear direction as a rotation center when the vehicle body leans about the front-rear direction as a rotation center. The lean brake mechanism brakes the leaning operation by the lean mechanism while the leaning vehicle is traveling. The lean brake manipulator is positioned at a first side in the vehicle width direction, changes a position integrally with the left grip, and for performing an operation of actuating the lean brake mechanism to brake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Publication number: 20230037344
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left front wheel, a right front wheel, a lean mechanism, and a suspension. The left front wheel is positioned on the first side (left side) in the vehicle width direction. The right front wheel is positioned on the second side (right side) opposite to the first side in the vehicle width direction. The lean mechanism connects the left front wheel and the right front wheel and vertically vibrates integrally with both of the left front wheel and the right front wheel. The suspension is positioned so as to overlap the center of the vehicle in the vehicle width direction, connects the lean mechanism to the vehicle body, and reduces vibration transmitted from a road surface to the vehicle body via the left front wheel and the right front wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Publication number: 20230030243
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a plurality of wheels, a lean mechanism, and a lean stopper mechanism. The wheels include a left front wheel and a right front wheel. The lean mechanism causes the left front wheel and the right front wheel to lean about a front-rear direction as a rotation center when the vehicle body leans about the front-rear direction as a rotation center. The lean stopper mechanism prevents a lean angle from exceeding a limit angle. in a plan view, an area bounded by lines connecting contact positions of ground and tires of the plurality of wheels is referred to as a grounding surface inner area, and a gravity center is positioned in the grounding surface inner area in a state where the lean angle reaches the limit angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Publication number: 20230027237
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left front wheel, a right front wheel, a steering rod, suspension, a first steering part, second steering part, a pantograph mechanism. The first steering part is disposed a vehicle body side respect to the suspension and transmits rotational a steering force by a driver. The second steering part is disposed the front wheel side respect to the suspension and transmits the rotational steering force to the steering rod. The pantograph mechanism is disposed separately from the suspension, transmits the rotational steering force from the first steering part to the second steering part, and maintains state of transmission of the rotational steering force by deforming in accordance with changes in relative positions of the first steering part and the second steering part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Publication number: 20230015938
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left front wheel, a right front wheel, a lean mechanism, and a lean brake mechanism. The lean mechanism causes the left front wheel and the right front wheel to lean about a front-rear direction as a rotation center when the vehicle body leans about the front-rear direction as a rotation center. The lean brake mechanism brakes a leaning operation of the lean mechanism. The lean brake mechanism includes a brake caliper and a brake disc. The brake caliper is attached to the lean mechanism and has a brake pad. The brake disc is attached to the lower arm of the upper arm and the lower arm that is farther from the brake pad in the front view, has a contact portion that generates braking force by being pressed by the brake pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Taro IWAMOTO, Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Hiroshi ISHII, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Publication number: 20230017574
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left front wheel, a right front wheel, a lean mechanism, and a lean brake mechanism. The lean mechanism causes the left front wheel and the right front wheel to lean about a front-rear direction as a rotation center when the vehicle body leans about the front-rear direction as a rotation center. The lean brake mechanism brakes a leaning operation of the lean mechanism. The lean brake mechanism includes a brake disc and brake pads. The brake disc is attached to an upper arm or a lower arm. The brake pads, which are attached such that their position relative to the brake disc changes in the leaning operation, produce a frictional force against the brake disc in the leaning operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Hiroshi ISHII, Taro IWAMOTO, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Patent number: 11511821
    Abstract: A leaning vehicle includes a base member, an upper arm, a lower arm, a first support member, a second support member, a first wheel, a second wheel, and a steering operation member. The upper arm, the lower arm, the first support member, the second support member constitute a parallel link mechanism. The first wheel is movable integrally with the first support member in a turning direction of the base member. The second wheel is movable integrally with the second support member in the turning direction of the base member. According to turning of the base member by operating the steering operation member, all of the upper arm, the lower arm, the first support member, the second support member, the first wheel, and the second wheel turn around a turning center of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishii, Taro Iwamoto, Takeshi Nakajima, Kazuya Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 11400998
    Abstract: A traveling vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left swing part, a right swing part, a holding body, and a suspension device. The left swing part rotatably supports a left front wheel. The right swing part rotatably supports a right front wheel. The left swing part and the right swing part are supported on the vehicle body. The holding body for supporting the suspension device is formed in a U-shape so as to sandwich the suspension device in a front-back direction. A support shaft provided in the suspension device is supported on the holding body on both sides in the front-back direction. The suspension device is rotatable about the support shaft. The suspension device is arranged at a position higher than the left swing part and the right swing part, and extends and contracts in conjunction with swings of the left swing part and the right swing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Taro Iwamoto, Hiroshi Ishii, Takeshi Nakajima, Kazuya Nagasaka, Taichi Inaba
  • Patent number: 11318948
    Abstract: A driver condition estimating device includes circuitry configured to measure movement of the head of a driver output from a driver camera that photographs the driver and detect a sign of abnormality of the driver from the movement of the head. The circuitry determines existence of the sign of abnormality of the driver by calculating a periodic feature amount from time series data showing movement of the head of the driver, calculating coherence between the movement of the head of the driver and lateral acceleration acting on the head of the driver, calculating time series variation patterns from the obtained periodic feature amount and the obtained coherence, and comparing the obtained time series variation patterns with a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshida, Taro Iwamoto, Ken Ikuhisa, Yohei Iwashita
  • Patent number: 11319015
    Abstract: A traveling vehicle includes a vehicle body, a left swing part, a right swing part, and an interlocking link mechanism. The left swing part and the right swing part are supported on the vehicle body so as to be swingable in the up-down direction, respectively. A left support part supporting a left front wheel is provided on a front part of the left swing part so as to be rotatable about a left steering shaft. A right support part supporting a right front wheel is provided at a front part of the right swing part so as to be rotatable about a right steering shaft. The interlocking link mechanism rotates one of the left support part and the right support part in conjunction with the other. The interlocking link mechanism is provided between the left support part and the right support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taro Iwamoto, Hiroshi Ishii, Takeshi Nakajima, Kazuya Nagasaka, Taichi Inaba
  • Patent number: 11208109
    Abstract: A driver condition estimating device includes circuitry configured to measure movement of the head of a driver from output of a driver camera and detect a sign of abnormality of the driver from the movement of the head. On condition that lateral acceleration acting on the head of the driver is a predetermined value or less, the circuitry is configured to calculate a periodic feature amount from time series data showing the movement of the head of the driver, calculate a time series variation pattern from the obtained periodic feature amount, and compare of the obtained time series variation pattern with a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshida, Taro Iwamoto, Ken Ikuhisa, Yohei Iwashita