Patents by Inventor Teruaki Yamamoto

Teruaki Yamamoto 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: 10438491
    Abstract: A communication device is provided that is capable of accurately reporting which position a vehicle or a pedestrian exists in with respect to the local vehicle and of supporting safer driving. A communication device mounted on a moving body includes: a communication unit that receives communication information according to a preset communication condition; a determination unit that determines whether a service is provided in accordance with the received communication information; and a display controller that displays display information needed to provide the service on a map displayed on a display unit, when the service is provided according to a result determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MICWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takamura, Tomohiro Kitagawa, Kazuhiro Otsuki, Teruaki Koshiba, Yuya Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190283571
    Abstract: A fuel storage device is adapted to be mounted to a vehicle, and has a tank, a pump, a fuel tube, a plurality of connecting tubes, and a vent hole. The tank has a top wall formed with a plurality of vent holes . At least one of the vent holes is arranged at a side of a first imaginary line which extends through a reference point of the top wall and which is perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and at least one of the remaining of the vent holes is arranged at an opposite side of the first imaginary line. The fuel tube is for passage of fuel from the pump. The connecting tubes are connected respectively to the vent holes, and the vent tube is adapted for communicating the connecting tubes with the external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Chuang-Hsiung LIN, Teruaki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190283573
    Abstract: A tank holding device is adapted to be mounted to a vehicle. The vehicle includes a mounting frame, a holding frame that is disposed on the mounting frame, and a tank that is disposed between the mounting frame and the holding frame. The tank holding device includes a positioning unit that is adapted to be connected to the holding frame and adapted for pushing the tank tightly against the mounting frame so as to secure the tank on the mounting frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Chuang-Hsiung LIN, Teruaki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190275923
    Abstract: A left front camera (11) is adapted to be mounted on a left front lamp (1LF) of a vehicle to obtain external information of at least ahead of the vehicle. A right front LiDAR sensor (12), a type of which is different from the camera (11), is adapted to be mounted on a right front lamp (1RF) of the vehicle to obtain external information of at least ahead of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUSHIMI, Takashi HORI, Teruaki YAMAMOTO, Yusuke KASABA
  • Publication number: 20190202335
    Abstract: A front module (3) is disposed in a front portion of a vehicle (2). An upper module (5) is disposed on a ceiling surface (22) of the vehicle (2). The front module (3) includes a front light source (31) and a front sensor (32). The upper module (5) includes an upper light source (51) and an upper sensor (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi HORI, Teruaki YAMAMOTO, Yusuke KASABA
  • Publication number: 20190193556
    Abstract: A fuel tank includes a tank main body configured to reserve a quantity of fuel therein and an oil feed tube fitted to the tank main body to form a fuel feed port. The fuel feed tube has a tip end configured to protrude inwardly of the tank main body, and the tip end is positioned below the upper limit level of the fuel. At a location of the fuel feed tube above the upper limit level, a vent hole is formed to communicate between the interior of the tank main body and the interior of the oil feed tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventor: Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190184888
    Abstract: A light source (14) is configured to emit light for lighting a predetermined area. A LiDAR sensor (15) is configured to sense information of an outside of a vehicle. A first screw mechanism (16) is configured to adjust posture of the light source (14). A second screw mechanism (17) is configured to adjust posture of the LiDAR sensor (15). Adjustment by one of the first screw mechanism (16) and the second screw mechanism (17) is performed on the basis of adjustment that has been performed by the other one of the first screw mechanism (16) and the second screw mechanism (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi HORI, Teruaki YAMAMOTO, Yusuke KASABA, Yoshiaki FUSHIMI
  • Patent number: 10309606
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle lamp including a projection lens, a first light source arranged at a rear of the projection lens and configured to emit light for forming a predetermined light distribution pattern, a reflector configured to reflect the light emitted from the first light source towards the projection lens, a first array light source arranged at the rear of the projection lens and including a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements aligned in at least one row, and a second array light source arranged at the rear of the projection lens and including a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements aligned in at least one row. The first array light source and the second array light source are arranged in an upper-lower direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takada, Tatsuma Kitazawa, Teruaki Yamamoto, Hiroki Kawai, Akira Hanada
  • Publication number: 20190145595
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a projection lens, a first light source disposed behind the projection lens and configured to emit light forming a low-beam light distribution pattern which is a predetermined light distribution pattern, a reflector configured to reflect light emitted from the first light source toward a first rear focal point of the projection lens, and a second array light source disposed behind the projection lens and having a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements arranged in at least one row. The second array light source is configured to emit light forming an additional light distribution pattern, and the center position or maximum light intensity position of the additional light distribution pattern overlaps with the low-beam light distribution pattern on a virtual vertical screen in front of the lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi TAKADA, Tatsuma KITAZAMA, Horoki KAWAI, Teruaki YAMAMOTO, Akira HANADA, Kenta OISHI, Akinori MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10202099
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a seat having a seat cushion and a seat back, a seat back cover which covers a rear surface of the seat back, and a seat belt for restraining the occupant to the seat. The seat belt includes a belt, a tongue plate, an anchor disposed outside a seat cushion in a vehicle width direction, a buckle, and a retractor disposed substantially above the anchor for winding the belt. The seat back cover extends over the rear surface of the seat back and extends to a rear side of the retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10196094
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes: a pair of left and right bottom first frame and bottom second frame extending in a front-rear direction and supporting a floor plate; a bottom front frame, coupling a front end of the bottom first frame and a front end of the bottom second frame, extending linearly in a width direction and to which a first support member of a gear box for front wheels is welded; a front vertical frame coupled to the bottom front frame and extending in a top-bottom direction; and a door frame supporting a door and extending in the top-bottom direction, a fender cover provided behind a front wheel so that a front end thereof is attached to the front vertical frame and a rear end thereof is attached to the door frame, and a rear portion of the fender cover for the front wheel rising perpendicular to a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10124832
    Abstract: A frame structure of a utility vehicle includes: a left bottom first frame and a right bottom second frame that extend in a front-rear direction and support a floor plate; a bottom front frame that couples a front end of the left bottom first frame and a front end of the right bottom second frame and extends linearly in a vehicle width direction and to which a first support member for a first gear box for front wheels is welded; and a bottom rear frame that couples a rear end of the left bottom first frame and a rear end of the right bottom second frame and extends linearly in the vehicle width direction and to which a second support member for a second gear box for rear wheels is welded, each of the bottom front frame and the bottom rear frame being a cylindrical pipe frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10120074
    Abstract: An illumination device to be mounted on a vehicle, includes a light source; a sensor configured to acquire information outside the vehicle based on invisible light; and a cover including a first portion covering the light source and a second portion covering the sensor. The second portion has a lower visible light transmittance than the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kasaba, Takashi Hori, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10112659
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a chassis; and a cargo bed disposed behind a riding space. The cargo bed is located above the chassis and has a bottom wall portion on which a cargo is placed. The bottom wall portion extends so as to be inclined downward toward a rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10099548
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes: an engine; an engine room in which the engine is contained and that has a front opening in a front face thereof and a rear opening in a rear face thereof; and an air intake duct that has an air inlet in a front part of a vehicle body and extends in a front-rear direction, the air intake duct guiding air from the air inlet to the front opening, in which the engine room includes a bottom plate and a left partition wall and a right partition wall that are provided on respective sides, in a vehicle width direction, of the engine and cover at least a crankcase part of the engine in side view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10093273
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a seat, a hip guard, and a seat belt which restrains an occupant to seat. The seat belt includes a belt, a tongue plate movably mounted on the belt, an anchor mounted on a distal end of the belt and rotatably mounted on a hip guard, a buckle on which the tongue plate is detachably mounted, and a retractor disposed substantially above the anchor and provided for winding the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180272858
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes: an engine; an engine room in which the engine is contained and that has a front opening in a front face thereof and a rear opening in a rear face thereof; and an air intake duct that has an air inlet in a front part of a vehicle body and extends in a front-rear direction, the air intake duct guiding air from the air inlet to the front opening, in which the engine room includes a bottom plate and a left partition wall and a right partition wall that are provided on respective sides, in a vehicle width direction, of the engine and cover at least a crankcase part of the engine in side view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori TSUMIYAMA, Teruaki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10024513
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle lamp unit which includes an optical system configured to form a light distribution pattern ahead of a vehicle; and a rotary light shielding member configured to block at least a part of light of a light source. The rotary light shielding member includes a spiral light shielding portion formed to change a blocked quantity of light of the light source as the rotary light shielding member rotates around a rotating axis. The light shielding portion is configured to form a plurality of light distribution patterns such that a position of a cutoff line extending in a direction crossing a horizontal direction changes in the horizontal direction. Further, the light shielding portion is configured such that a change of a position of an edge portion projected as a cutoff line becomes nonlinear in relation to a change of a rotational position of the rotary light shielding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki Yamamoto, Akinori Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20180186270
    Abstract: An utility vehicle includes a chassis; a ROPS that surrounds a riding space; a cargo bed that is disposed behind the riding space and is pivotably supported by a pivot of the chassis so as to be movable up and down between a normal position at which a front portion of the cargo bed is not lifted and is supported on the chassis and a dumping position at which the front portion of the cargo bed is lifted; and a pair of left and right cargo bed support portions that are attached to the ROPS, extend backward, and support side portions of the front portion of the cargo bed at the normal position from below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori TSUMIYAMA, Teruaki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180186409
    Abstract: A frame structure of a utility vehicle includes: a pair of left and right bottom first frame and bottom second frame that extend in a front-rear direction and support a floor plate; a bottom front frame that couples a front end of the bottom first frame and a front end of the bottom second frame and extends linearly in a vehicle width direction and to which a first support member of a gear box for front wheels is welded; and a bottom rear frame that couples a rear end of the bottom first frame and a rear end of the bottom second frame and extends linearly in the vehicle width direction and to which a second support member of a gear box for rear wheels is welded, the bottom front frame and the bottom rear frame each being a cylindrical pipe frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori TSUMIYAMA, Teruaki YAMAMOTO