Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Tsumiyama

Yoshinori Tsumiyama 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: 10308115
    Abstract: An off-road vehicle with a driver's seat; a seat belt apparatus provided for the driver's seat; a seat belt detecting device for detecting the set state of the seat belt apparatus provided for the driver's seat; and a controller for controlling the off-road vehicle. The controller has a rotation speed control mode for controlling the rotation speed of the engine to a predetermined rotation speed or less, and the controller releases the rotation speed control mode when the seat belt detecting device detects the set state of the seat belt apparatus provided for the driver's seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kawakatsu, Yoshinori Tsumiyama
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20180186256
    Abstract: A bench seat for a utility vehicle includes a seat cushion configured to be movable between an open position where a rear portion is lifted by way of a hinge portion mounted on a front end so that the occupant is allowed to access a space disposed below the seat cushion and a normal position where the rear portion is not lifted; a plurality of seatbelt buckles disposed behind the seat cushion, the plurality of seatbelt buckles being provided corresponding to the plurality of occupants, at least two seatbelt buckles among the plurality of seatbelt buckles being disposed close to each other in the lateral direction; and a seat fixing device disposed between said two seatbelt buckles disposed close to each other, the seat fixing device being configured to lock the seat cushion positioned at the normal position to a chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori TSUMIYAMA, Teruaki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180186410
    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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180186329
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori TSUMIYAMA, Teruaki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180186330
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori TSUMIYAMA, Teruaki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180186413
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori TSUMIYAMA, Teruaki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9944320
    Abstract: A vehicle including: left and right bottom frames, extending in a front-rear direction, supporting a floor plate; a rear-gear support; a bottom rear frame coupling rear ends of the bottom frames, extending in a width direction, to which the rear-gear support is welded; left and right upper frames, extending in the front-rear direction, supporting a cargo bed; a rear lateral frame, coupling rear ends of the upper frames extending in the width direction; left and right rear vertical frames, extending in a top-bottom direction, coupling the upper frames and the bottom rear frames; left and right rear L-shape frames, extending in the front-rear direction and the width direction, coupling the rear vertical frames and the rear lateral frame; and left and right arm supports, supporting rear-wheel support arms, and having upper ends coupled to the rear L shape frames and lower ends coupled to the rear gear support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9925902
    Abstract: A utility vehicle is provided with a seat frame disposed below a seat for a crew and supporting the seat, the utility vehicle includes: a seatbelt apparatus configured to hold the crew sitting on the seat; in which the seat frame includes a projection projecting outward in a vehicle width direction from the seat and covering a top of a fuel tank, the seatbelt apparatus includes a retractor supporting an end of webbing so as to freely wind the webbing, and the retractor is attached to the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Takashi Hisamura
  • Patent number: 9919643
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a headlamp including a first connector, a headlamp housing accommodating the headlamp, and a harness including a second connector configured to be connected with the first connector, in which the headlamp housing includes a connector holding portion holding the first and second connectors connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Takashi Hisamura, Chad Enger
  • Patent number: 9896134
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a main frame, a front grille, and right and left headlight assemblies each provided between the front grille and a portion of the main frame facing the front grille in an anteroposterior direction of the utility vehicle, and including a front end attached to a rear side of the front grille and a rear end attached to the portion of the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Takashi Hisamura, Chad Enger
  • Publication number: 20170327029
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a headlamp including a first connector, a headlamp housing accommodating the headlamp, and a harness including a second connector configured to be connected with the first connector, in which the headlamp housing includes a connector holding portion holding the first and second connectors connected with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinori TSUMIYAMA, Takashi HISAMURA, Chad ENGER