Patents by Inventor Toru Iwadate

Toru Iwadate 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: 7604677
    Abstract: An air cleaner box structured to facilitate the attaching and detaching operation of an air cleaner element While enhancing the support rigidity thereof. The air cleaner box includes a casing having a case body and the openable and closable case cover. The air cleaner element and the element holder to support the air cleaner element are contained in the casing. The element holder has an extended U-shape in cross section, and has end sections that are supported by the case body and the case cover respectively. The element holder pivots on the bottom face rear ends of the holder lower protrusions in an inclinable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuruta, Toru Iwadate, Yoshiaki Noda, Taeko Togawa
  • Patent number: 7407179
    Abstract: A saddle-ride type vehicle eliminates the input of disturbances to a throttle body upon opening/closing of a vehicle seat, and is capable of reliably protecting an injector. An air cleaner 18 is disposed on the rear side of an engine 5, a fuel tank 22 is disposed above the engine 5, and a seat 23 is disposed on the rear side of the fuel tank 22 such that the seat 23 can be opened or closed. A throttle body 17 having an injector 17a is disposed in a space below the seat 23 and between the engine 5 and the air cleaner 18. A protector cover 80 covers the throttle body 17 from the upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuruta, Toru Iwadate, Taeko Togawa, Yoshiaki Noda
  • Patent number: 7389592
    Abstract: A lean detector for a vehicle is capable of reducing the cost of the parts of a lean sensor and enhancing the waterproof property thereof. The lean detector also detects when the leaning of the vehicle body has reached a prescribed angle in the right, left, front or rear direction. The lean sensor is installed at a position above a bottom end of a baseplate of the seat of a saddle-ride type four-wheeled vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuruta, Toru Iwadate, Yusuke Funayose, Yuichi Morino
  • Patent number: 7290533
    Abstract: A saddle-ride type vehicle provided with an air cleaner at the rear side of an engine and a fuel tank at the upper side of the engine, and a heat shield panel disposed between the fuel tank and the engine. A fuel feed pipe, one end of which is connected to a fuel pump located at the front side of the engine, extends toward the upper part of the heat shield panel and is routed on the upper side of the heat shield panel and connected to an injector which forms a fuel intake. This improves the degree of freedom in the design around an engine and facilitates the layout of a fuel feed pipe that connects a fuel pump to a fuel intake at the front and rear of the engine so that the fuel feed pipe is hardly affected by the heat of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuruta, Toru Iwadate, Yoshiaki Noda
  • Publication number: 20060230728
    Abstract: An air cleaner box structured to facilitate the attaching and detaching operation of an air cleaner element While enhancing the support rigidity thereof. The air cleaner box includes a casing having a case body and the openable and closable case cover. The air cleaner element and the element holder to support the air cleaner element are contained in the casing. The element holder has an extended U-shape in cross section, and has end sections that are supported by the case body and the case cover respectively. The element holder pivots on the bottom face rear ends of the holder lower protrusions in an inclinable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuruta, Toru Iwadate, Yoshiaki Noda, Taeko Togawa
  • Publication number: 20060219221
    Abstract: A saddle-ride type vehicle provided with an air cleaner at the rear side of an engine and a fuel tank at the upper side of the engine, and a heat shield panel disposed between the fuel tank and the engine. A fuel feed pipe, one end of which is connected to a fuel pump located at the front side of the engine, extends toward the upper part of the heat shield panel and is routed on the upper side of the heat shield panel and connected to an injector which forms a fuel intake. This improves the degree of freedom in the design around an engine and facilitates the layout of a fuel feed pipe that connects a fuel pump to a fuel intake at the front and rear of the engine so that the fuel feed pipe is hardly affected by the heat of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuruta, Toru Iwadate, Yoshiaki Noda
  • Publication number: 20060219209
    Abstract: A saddle-ride type vehicle eliminates the input of disturbances to a throttle body upon opening/closing of a vehicle seat, and is capable of reliably protecting an injector. An air cleaner 18 is disposed on the rear side of an engine 5, a fuel tank 22 is disposed above the engine 5, and a seat 23 is disposed on the rear side of the fuel tank 22 such that the seat 23 can be opened or closed. A throttle body 17 having an injector 17a is disposed in a space below the seat 23 and between the engine 5 and the air cleaner 18. A protector cover 80 covers the throttle body 17 from the upper side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuruta, Toru Iwadate, Taeko Togawa, Yoshiaki Noda
  • Publication number: 20060218808
    Abstract: A lean detector for a vehicle is capable of reducing the cost of the parts of a lean sensor and enhancing the waterproof property thereof. The lean detector also detects when the leaning of the vehicle body has reached a prescribed angle in the right, left, front or rear direction. The lean sensor is installed at a position above a bottom end of a baseplate of the seat of a saddle-ride type four-wheeled vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsuruta, Toru Iwadate, Yusuke Funayose, Yuichi Morino
  • Patent number: 6218804
    Abstract: An engine stopping/starting control unit having improved accelerating performance. A charging limiting device is provided which limits the charge provided to a generator when the vehicle is stopped. The decreased charging allows for better performance when the vehicle accelerates from a stopped states. Also, the vehicle headlight can be dimmed while the vehicle is stopped, which reduces the load on the generator. An acceleration detector detects when the vehicle accelerates during running, and can decrease the generator load in response to the acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Toriyama, Tomokazu Sakamoto, Satoshi Honda, Toru Iwadate, Masahide Yokoo, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Takeshi Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 5577747
    Abstract: A battery cooling system which cools a plurality of battery units uniformly. The cooling system is provided in an electric vehicle with a longitudinal, hollow main frame provided with a plurality of branching ducts branching from the main frame to distribute cooling air to the battery units, a plurality of battery units arranged along the main frame, and a cooling fan connected to one end of the main frame. The flow passage area of the branch duct at a distal position with respect to an air flow inlet of the cooling air is smaller than those of the other branch ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Ogawa, Toru Iwadate
  • Patent number: 5476424
    Abstract: A vehicle power transmission apparatus is provided for maintaining a constant power output when driving a vehicle regardless of the change in the frictional force of the belt in a belt type stepless speed change device. A belt type stepless speed change device is used with a vehicle driving, prime motor on board a vehicle. The apparatus provides a flat characteristic segment covering at least a part of the power output characteristic relative to the revolutions of the vehicle driving prime motor. The apparatus allows the vehicle to be driven by a constant power output within the segment of the flat power output characteristic regardless of changes in the frictional force of the belt in the belt type stepless speed change device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takaaki Fujii, Kenji Kawaguchi, Toshinari Mohara, Kouichi Sugioka, Toru Iwadate, Seiichi Nishihira, Sadashi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 4770262
    Abstract: A four-wheel buggy with a riding saddle seat includes a vehicle frame, a pair of front wheels and a pair of rear wheels rotatably suspended from the vehicle frame and projecting laterally from the vehicle frame. An air-cooled engine is mounted on the vehicle frame substantially centrally in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle frame. The four-wheel buggy also includes a pair of foot steps, a driver's seat mounted on an upper portion of the vehicle frame and supported by the vehicle frame, a handlebar operatively connected to the vehicle frame for steering the front wheels, and a body cover attached to the vehicle frame. The four-wheel buggy further includes a cooling fan unit mounted on the vehicle frame and including a fan and a drive unit for rotating the fan, and a control system for controlling the drive unit. The cooling fan unit is disposed in front of the engine for directing air from the cooling fan unit toward the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Yasunaga, Toru Iwadate, Sigelu Tazima, Eiji Hosoya, Takamasa Omino, Yoshinobu Itani