Patents by Inventor Yosuke Hasegawa

Yosuke Hasegawa 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: 6668968
    Abstract: A power steering system is provided which makes it possible to simplify assembly onto a vehicle body and to enhance assembly accuracy. A steering shaft is divided into two portions in the axial direction. The lower of the two portions is an input shaft. A connecting cylinder to which the input shaft is serration-fitted is integrally provided at a lower portion of the steering shaft. A side wall of the connecting cylinder is provided with a groove in the axial direction. A fastening device is provided for reducing the diameter of the connecting cylinder so as to reduce the width of the groove. A spool lever is integrally fitted to the input shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Bunzo Seki
  • Publication number: 20030127824
    Abstract: A steering damper for reducing the inertia of steering that is attached in a low position relative to the steering shaft. The upper portion of a steering shaft is fitted in the center of the rear of a top bridge as a fitting part and a lower screw part of a shaft is tightened in the fitting part and is integrated with the fitting part. The shaft is provided with a shaft main part having a small diameter extending in an axial direction of the steering shaft, when the shaft main part is made to pierce a turning shaft in the steering damper. A steering nut is attached to an upper screw part at the upper end and the upper screw part is tightened. The steering damper and the top bridge are fixed to the upper portion of the steering shaft by jointly fastening. Hereby, a steering nut heretofore provided under the steering damper can be omitted and a position in which the steering damper is attached can be lowered by the quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Takeyasu Itabashi, Kanji Hayashi, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Osamu Bunya
  • Publication number: 20030047903
    Abstract: If a steering damper is fixed to a top bridge, since the steering damper is comparatively heavy and the top bridge is on the steering side, steering inertia increases. An arrangement structure of the steering damper which does not greatly influence the steering inertia has been realized. A rotatable partition wall is provided in a hydraulic chamber of a steering damper to partition the inside into a right hydraulic chamber and a left hydraulic chamber. A shaft provided at one end of the partition wall is integrally and rotatably coupled to a coaxial steering shaft. Both hydraulic chambers are in communication with each other by a liquid passage. A control valve is provided in an intermediate part of the passage and is switched to a lock or a throttle thereby a damping force zero status or a damping force generation status is set. The switching is controlled by a control device in correspondence with the ON/OFF of a main switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Takeyasu Itabashi, Kanji Hayashi, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Osamu Bunya
  • Publication number: 20030047904
    Abstract: In a steering damper utilizing hydraulic pressure, even if generation of a damping force is controlled in correspondence with an external force inputted to a handle upon external perturbations and the like, the damping force changes due to change in liquid temperature of working liquid. Accordingly, to precisely control the damping force, correction based on change in liquid temperature of the working liquid is required. However, to measure the change in liquid temperature of the working liquid, it is necessary to provide a particular measurement device requiring a complicated structure, which increases the number of parts and costs. Accordingly, the present invention has an object to provide a steering damper which can easily temperature-correct the damping force without such difficulty. A liquid chamber is provided in a main body of a steering damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Takeyasu Itabashi, Kanji Hayashi, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Osamu Bunya
  • Publication number: 20020175489
    Abstract: A steering damper system for motorcycles provided for generating an adjustable damping force for restraining the shaking of the steering system at the time of disturbance. The system includes a cross member laid between the front portions of the mainframes branching to the left and right from the head pipe and extending to the rear, and a steering damper mounted at the center of the cross member. A sector gear projects forward from the housing, and the teeth thereof are inserted through the opening formed on the head pipe, and are engaged with the drive gear integrally mounted around the steering stem rotatably supported within the head pipe. The resulting steering damper provides the desired adjustable damping force without adversely increasing the inertia of the steering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Takeyasu Itabashi, Kanji Hayashi, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Osamu Bunya, Tomoyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20020157909
    Abstract: To generate a damping force in a steering damper only upon an unintentionally caused handle action when it is truly necessary to restrain the turning of the handle, according to whether the cause of a handle action is intentional or unintentional. A rotation type steering damper is provided coaxially with a steering shaft, and the generation of a damping force or zero damping force is selected through a changeover by a variable valve provided in a bypass passage for communication between a right liquid chamber and a left liquid chamber of the steering damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Takeyasu Itabashi, Kanji Hayashi, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Osamu Bunya
  • Publication number: 20020152832
    Abstract: A steering damper device attenuating the oscillations of the handlebar of a motorcycle during operation, and more particularly, a device capable of varying a damping force variable. The steering damping device prevents the adverse effect of oscillations of the handlebar that would otherwise occur when the load on the front wheel of the motorcycle becomes light. The device also provides a simplified structure for reducing the inaccuracies of sensing of the front wheel load caused by a variation in temperature. The device includes a rotary steering damper provided in a coaxial manner on a steering shaft. Either a damping force or zero damping force is produced by a variable valve arranged in the bypass passage communicating with a right liquid chamber and a left liquid chamber. The variable valve is controlled by a control device and generates a damping force in the steering damper only when the acceleration of the motorcycle as detected by the acceleration sensor exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Takeyasu Itabashi, Kanji Hayashi, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Osamu Bunya
  • Publication number: 20020040824
    Abstract: A power steering system is provided which makes it possible to simplify assembly onto a vehicle body and to enhance assembly accuracy. A steering shaft is divided into two portions in the axial direction. The lower of the two portions is an input shaft. A connecting cylinder to which the input shaft is serration-fitted is integrally provided at a lower portion of the steering shaft. A side wall of the connecting cylinder is provided with a groove in the axial direction. A fastening device is provided for reducing the diameter of the connecting cylinder so as to reduce the width of the groove. A spool lever is integrally fitted to the input shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Publication date: April 11, 2002
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Bunzo Seki
  • Publication number: 20020038739
    Abstract: A power steering device includes a cylindrical holder coaxially arranged on a steering shaft, a cylindrical rotary cylinder coaxially and rotatably installed in the holder and forming two oil chambers spaced apart in a circumferential direction between it and an inner surface of the holder, and a spool changing-over member coaxially and rotatably inserted in the rotary cylinder and connected to the steering wheel. A differential mechanism is provided between the rotary cylinder and the spool changing-over member for integrally rotating the rotary cylinder and the spool changing-over member when a steering force applied to the steering shaft is low, and allowing a relative rotation between the rotary cylinder and the spool changing-over member when the steering force is larger than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventor: Yosuke Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20020038738
    Abstract: To provide a power steering device capable of increasing the degree of freedom in the layout of the various elements, stabilizing the surface of the oil and preventing air from being included or mixing foreign materials with the oil in the oil tank. The power steering device includes a power assist cylinder arranged between a steering shaft and a chassis frame. A control valve is operated by the steering shaft to control the power assist cylinder. An oil pump pressurizes operating oil supplied to the power assist cylinder. Furthermore, an oil tank stores the operating oil, wherein the oil tank is of a closed type and integrally arranged in the oil pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Bunzo Seki