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).

  • Patent number: 10308166
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises a head lamp which irradiates a head lamp irradiation region set in front of a vehicle body; an auxiliary lamp which irradiates an auxiliary lamp irradiation region set in front of the head lamp irradiation region; a bank state detecting section which detects a bank state of the vehicle body; and a lighting control section which lights the auxiliary lamp depending on the bank state, the lighting control section causes the auxiliary lamp to be lighted in a set lighting state when the bank state detecting section detects a predetermined set bank state, and the lighting control section causes the auxiliary lamp to be lighted in a preceding lighting state at luminosity lower than that of the set lighting state, when the bank state detecting section detects a preceding bank state which occurs before the vehicle body reaches the set bank state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Sakamoto, Taro Iwamoto, Osamu Tani
  • Publication number: 20190151308
    Abstract: The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention comprises (1) a carbostyril derivative and (2) a serotonin reuptake inhibitor in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The carbostyril derivative may be aripiprazole or a metabolite thereof, which is a dopamine-serotonin system stabilizer. The serotonin reuptake inhibitor may be fluoxetine, duloxetine, venlafaxine, milnacipran, citalopram, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline or escitalopram. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention is useful for treating patients with mood disorders, particularly depression or major depressive disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kikuchi, Taro Iwamoto, Tsuyoshi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10293741
    Abstract: A straddle vehicle comprises a cover member covering a vehicle body; a head lamp unit which is disposed at a front portion of the straddle vehicle and emits a light beam with which a forward region of the vehicle body is irradiated; and a sub-light-unit which is provided separately from the head lamp unit and emits the light beam with which the forward region is irradiated, wherein the sub-light-unit includes: a housing disposed along an edge of the cover member; a light source member which emits the light beam inside the housing; a reflector which is accommodated in the housing and reflects the light beam emitted from the light source member; and an optical axis adjustment mechanism which supports the reflector on the housing in such a manner that the reflector is tiltable with respect to the housing, and changes a posture of the reflector with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taro Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10239492
    Abstract: A wireless authentication device for a saddle-type vehicle performs authentication through wireless communication with a mobile terminal carried by a user. The wireless authentication device for a saddle-type vehicle includes a first operating input device, a light-emitting and notification part, and a controller. The first operating input device receives an operation of switching to a state in which a power engine is capable of being started. The light-emitting and notification part is provided in the first operating input device or in a portion surrounding the first operating input device, and performs a light-emitting and notification operation in which light is emitted to notify a user that authentication has succeeded. The controller determines whether authentication has succeeded through wireless communication with a mobile terminal, and if the authentication has been determined to have succeeded, causes the light-emitting and notification part to perform the light-emitting and notification operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomo Yamamoto, Taro Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10196004
    Abstract: A display device for a saddle-type vehicle includes a display-form change operation input device, a preset switching operation input device, and a vehicle-information display device. The display-form change operation input device receives an operation for changing a display form. The preset switching operation input device receives an operation for switching a display form to a preset screen set in advance. The vehicle-information display device displays information about a saddle-type vehicle to enable a driver to recognize the information. This display device sets a display form of the vehicle-information display device in accordance with an operation for changing a display form received via the display-form change operation input device, and switches the display form of the vehicle-information display device to the preset screen if an operation for switching a display form to the preset screen is received via the preset switching operation input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomo Yamamoto, Taro Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10183648
    Abstract: A wireless authentication device includes a first operating input device, a locking mechanism, and a controller. The first operating input device receives an operation of a power engine to a startable state by being shifted from a first position to a second position. The locking mechanism switches between locked and unlocked states, the locked state being a state that restricts the shift of the first operating input device from the first position to the second position, and the unlocked state being a state that allows the first operating input device to shift from the first position to the second position. The controller determines whether the mobile terminal is lost through wireless communication with the mobile terminal, and if the power engine has stopped while the mobile terminal has been determined to have been lost, performs processing for keeping the locking mechanism in the unlocked state during a restartable period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomo Yamamoto, Taro Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10124853
    Abstract: A straddle-type vehicle comprises a vehicle body frame; a heavy weight vehicle member mounted on a vehicle body; a support member fastened to the vehicle body frame to support the heavy weight vehicle member; and a vehicle body behavior sensor which detects a behavior of the vehicle body, and the vehicle body behavior sensor is mounted on the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taro Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20180215435
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes an analog display unit, a liquid crystal display unit, a meter circuit board, a communication unit, a housing, and a meter harness. The analog display unit has a dial plate and a pointer. The liquid crystal display unit is a display for displaying vehicle information. The meter circuit board electronically controls contents displayed on the liquid crystal display unit. The communication unit performs the wireless communication with an external communication terminal. The meter circuit board and the communication unit are disposed within the housing. The meter harness supplies the power with at least the analog display unit, the liquid crystal display unit, the meter circuit board, and the communication unit, and they have a common power conduction path at the outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Taro IWAMOTO, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Jun Tominaga, Masanori Kinuhata, Dirk Braas
  • Patent number: 10035453
    Abstract: A vehicle which turns in a state in which a vehicle body is banked from an upright state to a first side in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle body, comprises a lamp which is attached to the vehicle body, and irradiates a lamp irradiation region set in front of the vehicle body; a detecting section which detects a change over time of a posture of the vehicle body while the vehicle is traveling; and a control section which controls the lamp in such a manner that the lamp irradiation region is changed based on the change over time of the posture of the vehicle body which is detected by the detecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Sakamoto, Taro Iwamoto, Osamu Tani
  • Publication number: 20180181122
    Abstract: When the automobile is changed to the manual driving mode, the control device starts acceptance as the operation of the touch pad as an operation on the application system that displays the screen on the heads-up display, and when the automobile is in the autonomous driving mode, the control device starts acceptance of the operation of the touch pad as an operation on the application system that displays the screen on the center display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kadoya, Taro Iwamoto, Shu Takahara
  • Publication number: 20180178754
    Abstract: A wireless authentication device includes a first operating input device, a locking mechanism, and a controller. The first operating input device receives an operation of a power engine to a startable state by being shifted from a first position to a second position. The locking mechanism switches between locked and unlocked states, the locked state being a state that restricts the shift of the first operating input device from the first position to the second position, and the unlocked state being a state that allows the first operating input device to shift from the first position to the second position. The controller determines whether the mobile terminal is lost through wireless communication with the mobile terminal, and if the power engine has stopped while the mobile terminal has been determined to have been lost, performs processing for keeping the locking mechanism in the unlocked state during a restartable period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomo YAMAMOTO, Taro IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180178586
    Abstract: A tire provides improved traction performance on farm fields while retaining traveling stability and vibration-damped ride quality on a pavement. The tire has a center region extending in the tire circumferential direction within a range of 15% of the tread width on the left and right sides of the tire axial center of the tread and shoulder regions extending in the tire circumferential direction within a range of 15% of the tread width from the respective edges of the tread toward the tire axial center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke ONISHI, Taro IWAMOTO, Masataka UCHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180170277
    Abstract: A display device for a saddle-type vehicle includes a display-form change operation input device, a preset switching operation input device, and a vehicle-information display device. The display-form change operation input device receives an operation for changing a display form. The preset switching operation input device receives an operation for switching a display form to a preset screen set in advance. The vehicle-information display device displays information about a saddle-type vehicle to enable a driver to recognize the information. This display device sets a display form of the vehicle-information display device in accordance with an operation for changing a display form received via the display-form change operation input device, and switches the display form of the vehicle-information display device to the preset screen if an operation for switching a display form to the preset screen is received via the preset switching operation input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomo YAMAMOTO, Taro IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180170312
    Abstract: A wireless authentication device for a saddle-type vehicle performs authentication through wireless communication with a mobile terminal carried by a user. The wireless authentication device for a saddle-type vehicle includes a first operating input device, a light-emitting and notification part, and a controller. The first operating input device receives an operation of switching to a state in which a power engine is capable of being started. The light-emitting and notification part is provided in the first operating input device or in a portion surrounding the first operating input device, and performs a light-emitting and notification operation in which light is emitted to notify a user that authentication has succeeded. The controller determines whether authentication has succeeded through wireless communication with a mobile terminal, and if the authentication has been determined to have succeeded, causes the light-emitting and notification part to perform the light-emitting and notification operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomo YAMAMOTO, Taro IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180162265
    Abstract: A straddle vehicle comprises a cover member covering a vehicle body; a head lamp unit which is disposed at a front portion of the straddle vehicle and emits a light beam with which a forward region of the vehicle body is irradiated; and a sub-light-unit which is provided separately from the head lamp unit and emits the light beam with which the forward region is irradiated, wherein the sub-light-unit includes: a housing disposed along an edge of the cover member; a light source member which emits the light beam inside the housing; a reflector which is accommodated in the housing and reflects the light beam emitted from the light source member; and an optical axis adjustment mechanism which supports the reflector on the housing in such a manner that the reflector is tiltable with respect to the housing, and changes a posture of the reflector with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Taro Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20180162473
    Abstract: A straddle vehicle which turns in a bank state in which a vehicle body is rotated around an axis extending in a vehicle length direction, includes a head lamp unit which is disposed at a front portion of the straddle vehicle and emits a light beam with which a forward region of the vehicle body is irradiated; a cornering lamp unit which is disposed at the front portion of the straddle vehicle, provided separately from the head lamp unit, and turned on in the bank state; and a duct member included in an engine air-intake system, wherein the cornering lamp unit is disposed below the head lamp unit and below an air-intake inlet of the duct member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Taro Iwamoto, Tomo Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180055840
    Abstract: Provided are an oral formulation capable of improving easy administrability and showing good preservation stability, and a substrate for oral formulation. An oral formulation containing a medicament; sugar alcohol; one or more kinds of hydrophilic polysaccharides selected from the group consisting of acacia, pullulan and maltodextrin; a gelling agent; and water, and a substrate for oral formulation, which contains sugar alcohol; the above-mentioned hydrophilic polysaccharides; a gelling agent; and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taro IWAMOTO, Nobuyuki KURAHASHI, Yoshikazu OKA, Chikako TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20170258788
    Abstract: The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention comprises (1) a carbostyril derivative and (2) a serotonin reuptake inhibitor in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The carbostyril derivative may be aripiprazole or a metabolite thereof, which is a dopamine-serotonin system stabilizer. The serotonin reuptake inhibitor may be fluoxetine, duloxetine, venlafaxine, milnacipran, citalopram, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline or escitalopram. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention is useful for treating patients with mood disorders, particularly depression or major depressive disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kikuchi, Taro Iwamoto, Tsuyoshi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20170259872
    Abstract: A straddle-type vehicle comprises a vehicle body frame; a heavy weight vehicle member mounted on a vehicle body; a support member fastened to the vehicle body frame to support the heavy weight vehicle member; and a vehicle body behavior sensor which detects a behavior of the vehicle body, and the vehicle body behavior sensor is mounted on the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Taro Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9725125
    Abstract: A straddle-type vehicle which turns while a vehicle body is banked to a first side in a vehicle width direction around a predetermined angular displacement center, comprises a head lamp which irradiates a head lamp irradiation region set to be forward relative to the vehicle body; a first auxiliary lamp which irradiates a first auxiliary lamp irradiation region set to be forward relative to the head lamp irradiation region, in a region which is inward with respect to a turning direction; and a second auxiliary lamp which irradiates a second auxiliary lamp irradiation region set to be forward relative to the first auxiliary lamp irradiation region, in the region which is inward with respect to the turning direction, wherein a distance between the second auxiliary lamp and the angular displacement center is less than a distance between the first auxiliary lamp and the angular displacement center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taro Iwamoto, Mikio Domoto