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: 20210031859
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Taro IWAMOTO, Hiroshi ISHII, Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Publication number: 20210031858
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Taro IWAMOTO, Hiroshi ISHII, Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Kazuya NAGASAKA, Taichi INABA
  • Publication number: 20200398926
    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: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishii, Taro Iwamoto, Takeshi Nakajima, Kazuya Nagasaka
  • Publication number: 20200289501
    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: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kikuchi, Taro Iwamoto, Tsuyoshi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200246332
    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: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kikuchi, Taro Iwamoto, Tsuyoshi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10691122
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kadoya, Taro Iwamoto, Shu Takahara
  • Patent number: 10628107
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Taro Iwamoto, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Jun Tominaga, Masanori Kinuhata, Dirk Braas
  • Publication number: 20200031421
    Abstract: A straddle vehicle of the present invention includes: a vehicle body frame member; a rotatably supporting member supporting a front wheel; a support arm supporting the rotatably supporting member, the support arm extending rearward from the rotatably supporting member; a pair of upper and lower link members pivotally connected to the support arm at two locations on a rear portion of the support arm at least on one side of the vehicle body in a vehicle width direction, the two locations being spaced in the upward-downward direction, the pair of upper and lower link members extending rearward from the support arm, each of the link members having a rear portion pivotally connected to the vehicle body frame member; a handle; and a handle supporting member removably coupled to the vehicle body frame member and supporting the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Masato Kogirima, Hiroshi Ishii, Kazuhiro Ichikawa, Taro Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10417291
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to provide a result of a search according to a search input given via an input unit so as to provide, as the result of the search, information that matches registered user information associated with a particular registered user. The information processing apparatus includes a matching information search unit that retrieves information that matches the registered user information according to the search input, a matching level calculation unit that calculates a matching level, with respect to the registered user information, of the information obtained as the result of the search performed by the matching information search unit, and a search result providing unit that provides, together with the result of the search, the matching level with respect to the registered user information calculated by the matching level calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kadoya, Wataru Oikubo, Taro Iwamoto, Kiyozumi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10392066
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taro Iwamoto, Tomo Yamamoto
  • 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: 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