Patents by Inventor Toshio Araki

Toshio Araki 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: 20220227460
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes a watercraft body including: a center elongated protrusion located at a center of the watercraft body in a left-right direction, extending in a front-rear direction, and having an upwardly convex cross-sectional shape; a drainage channel outward of and adjacent to the center elongated protrusion in the left-right direction, lying along the center elongated protrusion in the front-rear direction, extending rearward and outward in the left-right direction, and having a downwardly convex cross-sectional shape; and an outside elongated protrusion outward of and adjacent to the drainage channel in the left-right direction, lying along the drainage channel in the front-rear direction, having an upwardly convex cross-sectional shape, and facing the drainage channel from outside in the left-right direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Toshio ARAKI, Yu SHIBUTA, Azusa ONOHATA
  • Patent number: 11390361
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes: a watercraft body; a handle located above the watercraft body; a seat assembly including at least one straddle seat located rearward of the handle; and at least one mounting adjuster configured to mount the straddle seat on the watercraft body and allow the straddle seat to be positionable on the watercraft body in a plurality of mounting positions arranged in a front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Yu Shibuta, Mayumi Takagi
  • Patent number: 11377177
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes: a watercraft body including a cargo-carrying surface; and at least one anchor rail mounted on the watercraft body, the anchor rail being adjacent to the cargo-carrying surface and exposed to an environment outside the watercraft body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Yu Shibuta, Atsuko Arai
  • Publication number: 20220194526
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes a watercraft body including a deck. The deck includes a side-opening storage recessed inward to accommodate items. The side-opening storage has an opening facing outward in a width direction of the watercraft body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Toshio ARAKI, Yu SHIBUTA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220144389
    Abstract: A small planing watercraft with an imaging device includes: the imaging device incorporated in the small planing watercraft, and capturing an image of surroundings of the small planing watercraft; and a display device incorporated in the small planing watercraft at a location where the display device is recognizable by an operator of the small planing watercraft, and displaying the image of surroundings captured by the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hironori KATO, Toshio ARAKI, Hiroaki MAEDA, Yoshinobu UOZUMI
  • Publication number: 20220135189
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes: a watercraft body including a hull and a deck covering an upper portion of the hull; a light emitter supported by the watercraft body; and a protection cover covering the light emitter and permeable to light emitted by the light emitter, wherein the watercraft body includes a flow-regulating structure, and the flow-regulating structure includes: a fluid inlet through which an external fluid enters the watercraft body; and an upper flow-regulating wall and a lower flow-regulating wall that are opposed to each other in an up-down direction, the upper and lower flow-regulating walls being located between the fluid inlet and the protection cover to regulate flow of the fluid entering the watercraft body through the fluid inlet and moving toward the protection cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Toshio ARAKI, Hiroaki MAEDA, Yoshinobu UOZUMI
  • Patent number: 11319034
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes: a watercraft body including a hull and a deck covering an upper portion of the hull; a light emitter supported by the watercraft body; and a protection cover covering the light emitter and permeable to light emitted by the light emitter, wherein the watercraft body includes a flow-regulating structure, and the flow-regulating structure includes: a fluid inlet through which an external fluid enters the watercraft body; and an upper flow-regulating wall and a lower flow-regulating wall that are opposed to each other in an up-down direction, the upper and lower flow-regulating walls being located between the fluid inlet and the protection cover to regulate flow of the fluid entering the watercraft body through the fluid inlet and moving toward the protection cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Hiroaki Maeda, Yoshinobu Uozumi
  • Publication number: 20220106022
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes: a watercraft body including a cargo-carrying surface; and at least one anchor rail mounted on the watercraft body, the anchor rail being adjacent to the cargo-carrying surface and exposed to an environment outside the watercraft body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Toshio ARAKI, Yu SHIBUTA, Atsuko ARAI
  • Publication number: 20220089257
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes: a watercraft body; a handle located above the watercraft body; a seat assembly including at least one straddle seat located rearward of the handle; and at least one mounting adjuster configured to mount the straddle seat on the watercraft body and allow the straddle seat to be positionable on the watercraft body in a plurality of mounting positions arranged in a front-rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Toshio ARAKI, Yu SHIBUTA, Mayumi TAKAGI
  • Patent number: 11260752
    Abstract: An instrument panel for a leisure vehicle includes a display including a first region including a central part of the display, the first region being configured to display a predetermined image set by a user or a video from a camera installed in the vehicle. The display also includes a second region including at least a part of a peripheral part of the display, the second region being configured to display travelling information indicating a travelling condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Kazumasa Hisada, Toshio Araki, Kazuki Ishibashi, Yoshinobu Uozumi
  • Publication number: 20210403131
    Abstract: A small watercraft system includes: a watercraft body; a watercraft body manipulation member through which a watercraft body manipulation command is input by an operator; a drive source that allows the watercraft body to plane; a steering device that allows the watercraft body to be steered; and a control device that controls the drive source and the steering device to operate the watercraft body. The control device determines whether a mode switching condition is satisfied, the mode switching condition including an operator's absence condition that the operator is absent from the watercraft body. Upon determining that the mode switching condition is satisfied, the control device executes an operator-absent manipulation mode in which the control device moves the watercraft body by controlling the drive source and the steering device based on an operator-absent manipulation command independent of the watercraft body manipulation command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hironori KATO, Toshio ARAKI, Hiroshi TOMOMORI
  • Publication number: 20210197664
    Abstract: An instrument panel for a leisure vehicle includes a display including a first region including a central part of the display, the first region being configured to display a predetermined image set by a user or a video from a camera installed in the vehicle. The display also includes a second region including at least a part of a peripheral part of the display, the second region being configured to display travelling information indicating a travelling condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kazumasa Hisada, Toshio Araki, Kazuki Ishibashi, Yoshinobu Uozumi
  • Patent number: 11001349
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes: a watercraft body including an internal accommodation space and a front portion provided with an opening through which the accommodation space is open upward, the watercraft body further including a baffle portion and a recessed portion, the baffle portion being spaced at least forward from a peripheral portion of the opening and projecting upward, the recessed portion being formed between the peripheral portion and the baffle portion; a hatch cover including a closing portion and an overhanging portion extending at least forward from the closing portion to cover the recessed portion and the baffle portion; a first sealing member configured to seal a gap between the peripheral portion of the opening and the hatch cover when the hatch cover is in a closed state; and a second sealing member configured to seal a gap between the overhanging portion and the baffle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazumasa Hisada, Hironori Kato, Toshio Araki, Masaaki Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10689069
    Abstract: A personal watercraft comprises a body including a deck; and a seat disposed on the deck at a location that is forward of a rear end of the deck. The deck includes a depressed part formed by depressing a portion of the deck which is rearward of the seat. The depressed part includes a bottom wall surface extending in a forward and rearward direction and in a rightward and leftward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Hironori Kato, Tadao Minesaki, Minoru Kanamori
  • Patent number: 10625829
    Abstract: A personal watercraft comprises a body including a deck; and a seat disposed on the deck at a location that is forward of a rear end of the deck, wherein the deck includes a deck floor extending in a forward and rearward direction and in a rightward and leftward direction, at a location that is lateral of the seat, and wherein when viewed from a side, inclined parts which are inclined in an upward direction from a front to a rear, are provided in regions of the deck floor, the regions vertically overlapping with a portion of the seat, the portion being rearward of a center of the seat in the forward and rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Hironori Kato, Tadao Minesaki, Minoru Kanamori
  • Patent number: 10611438
    Abstract: A personal watercraft comprises a handle which is operated by a rider to steer a body of the personal watercraft; a steering shaft connecting the handle to the body; and a holder capable of holding a drink bottle, and a separating wall with a height larger than a height of an edge of the holder is provided between the steering shaft and the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Hironori Kato, Toru Sato
  • Publication number: 20200086954
    Abstract: A personal watercraft comprises a handle which is operated by a rider to steer a body of the personal watercraft; a steering shaft connecting the handle to the body; and a holder capable of holding a drink bottle, and a separating wall with a height larger than a height of an edge of the holder is provided between the steering shaft and the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Hironori Kato, Toru Sato
  • Publication number: 20200062354
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes a front end section lying on a front portion of a deck, the front end section having a tapered shape, a first section lying in a region posterior to the front end section, and a second section lying in a region posterior to the first section, the second section including a surface inclining outward in a body width direction from a front to a rear by an angle larger than an angle of inclination of the first section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Toru Sato
  • Publication number: 20200062352
    Abstract: A personal watercraft comprises a body including a deck; and a seat disposed on the deck at a location that is forward of a rear end of the deck, wherein the deck includes a deck floor extending in a forward and rearward direction and in a rightward and leftward direction, at a location that is lateral of the seat, and wherein when viewed from a side, inclined parts which are inclined in an upward direction from a front to a rear, are provided in regions of the deck floor, the regions vertically overlapping with a portion of the seat, the portion being rearward of a center of the seat in the forward and rearward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Hironori Kato, Tadao Minesaki, Minoru Kanamori
  • Publication number: 20200062353
    Abstract: A personal watercraft comprises a body including a deck; and a seat disposed on the deck at a location that is forward of a rear end of the deck. The deck includes a depressed part formed by depressing a portion of the deck which is rearward of the seat. The depressed part includes a bottom wall surface extending in a forward and rearward direction and in a rightward and leftward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Hironori Kato, Tadao Minesaki, Minoru Kanamori