Patents by Inventor Yotaro Mori

Yotaro Mori 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: 10077066
    Abstract: A steering system of a saddle-ride type vehicle includes a front fork that includes a steering shaft at the upper end and supports a front wheel at the lower end. A steering arm is attached to the steering shaft, a steering force transmit member is turnably supported by a steering stem that is arranged in a body frame, and a steering system link that joins the steering arm and the steering force transmit member. Engage sections are arranged between the steering force transmit member and the steering assist force transmit member. The engage sections allow the steering force transmit member and a steering assist force transmit member to be engaged with each other so that the steering assist force transmit member is turned around the steering stem accompanying turning of the steering force transmit member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yotaro Mori, Hisakazu Yasui, Makoto Araki
  • Patent number: 10059398
    Abstract: An axle extends in an axial direction. A front wheel is rotatable around a wheel rotational axis. A front wheel supporting arm rotatably supports the axle. A front fork swingably supports the front wheel supporting arm such that the front wheel supporting arm is rotatable in a first direction about the wheel rotational axis. A rotary member is rotatable together with the axle around the wheel rotational axis. An axle rotation detector is supported on the axle opposite to the rotary member in the axial direction to be rotatable around the wheel rotational axis to detect a difference between rotational speeds of the axle rotation detector and the rotary member. A link mechanism is provided between the axle rotation detector and the front fork to turn the axle rotation detector in a second rotational direction opposite to the first rotational direction about the wheel rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaneta, Kazunari Iguchi, Shunichi Miyagishi, Yotaro Mori, Yuichi Uebayashi
  • Publication number: 20180229564
    Abstract: A front two-wheel suspension system having a pair of left and right front wheels includes: left and right upper kingpin axles that support the left and right front wheels and are pivoted in a yaw direction by a steering shaft; left and right knuckle arms that are coupled to the left and right upper kingpin axles and pivoted in the yaw direction by the steering shaft; left and right upper arms that couple the left and right knuckle arms and left and right cushion units; and left and right first pivots that make the left and right knuckle arms and the left and right upper arms pivotable in the yaw direction. The upper kingpin axles and the first pivots are coaxial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Yotaro Mori
  • Patent number: 10023260
    Abstract: A steering system of a saddle-ride type vehicle includes a front fork that includes a steering shaft at the upper end and supports a front wheel at the lower end, a steering arm that is attached to the steering shaft, a steering force transmit member that is turnably supported by a steering stem that is disposed in a body frame, and a steering system link that joins the steering arm and the steering force transmit member. The steering system link joins the steering arm and the steering force transmit member that is disposed rearward of the steering arm. A steering force detection sensor that detects a steering force transmitted to the steering shaft is disposed in the steering system link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yotaro Mori, Hisakazu Yasui, Makoto Araki
  • Publication number: 20180136248
    Abstract: A pulser ring mounting structure includes: a wheel provided with a hub, the hub being journaled to a rear wheel axle; and a pulser ring, the pulser ring being mounted with respect to the wheel, the pulser ring being provided with an annular detected portion detected by a wheel speed sensor. In the pulser ring mounting structure, the pulser ring is provided with a rib, the rib extending to be located close to a receiving portion, the receiving portion being provided with respect to an outer surface of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kineo TOMURA, Yotaro MORI
  • Publication number: 20180122466
    Abstract: A memory device of one embodiment of the technology includes: a plurality of memory cells in a matrix arrangement; a plurality of row wirings each coupled to one end of each memory cell; a plurality of column wirings each coupled to another end of each memory cell, a first decoder circuit coupled to each of the row wirings of even-numbered rows; a second decoder circuit coupled to each of the row wirings of odd-numbered rows; a third decoder circuit coupled to each of the column wirings of even-numbered columns; and a fourth decoder circuit coupled to each of the column wirings of odd-numbered columns. The first decoder circuit, the second decoder circuit, the third decoder circuit, and the fourth decoder circuit are constituted by independent circuits from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Haruhiko TERADA, Yotaro MORI, Makoto KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180086168
    Abstract: The rocking control device for a two front wheels rocking vehicle includes a controller that executes a first rocking control which assists a rocking of the two front wheels rocking vehicle and a second rocking control which assists the two front wheels rocking vehicle so that the two front wheels rocking vehicle self-stands at a rocking balanced position where a rocking moment of the vehicle body is canceled out in a lateral direction, wherein controller is configured to switch the first rocking control and the second rocking control to OFF state, and is configured to operate the first rocking control and the second rocking control in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Kazunari Iguchi, Yotaro Mori, Yuichi Uebayashi, Shunichi Miyagishi, Tomohiro Kawakami, Hiroyuki Kaneta
  • Publication number: 20180025778
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory device of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of bit lines; a plurality of word lines; a memory cell array having a plurality of memory cells each including a non-volatile storage element and being disposed at crossing sections of the bit lines and the word lines; a reference voltage generator circuit that generates a readout reference voltage serving as a reference for discrimination of data values stored on the memory cells; a readout circuit that reads the data values stored on the memory cells by detecting values of readout voltages from the memory cells relative to the readout reference voltage in a state where a predetermined current-limited readout current is applied to the bit lines; and an address compensation circuit that changes the readout reference voltage in accordance with a placement position of a memory cell to be read of the memory cells in the readout circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Yotaro Mori, Makoto Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 9855807
    Abstract: In a rolling type vehicle including a pair of left and right front wheels wherein a vehicle body is capable of rolling, the spacing between left and right front wheels is maintained as a small spacing while providing an actuator for controlling the inclination angle (lean angle) of a vehicle body. The rolling type vehicle includes left and right upper arms, and lower arms for supporting the left and right front wheels on the vehicle body with a shock absorber support arm swingably supported by the vehicle body and connected to the left and right lower arms through shock absorber units. An actuator is capable of controlling the swinging of the shock absorber support arm. The actuator forms a front suspension frame body of a closed structure together with a vehicle body side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yotaro Mori
  • Publication number: 20170309335
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory device of the disclosure includes a memory cell, a writing circuit, and a current controller. The memory cell is disposed at an intersection of a first wiring and a second wiring, and includes a variable resistance element having a resistance state that is variable between a first resistance state and a second resistance state. The writing circuit varies the variable resistance element from the first resistance state to the second resistance state, and thereby performs writing of data on the memory cell. The current controller controls a current and thereby limits the current to a predetermined limit current value. The current is caused to flow through the first wiring or the second wiring by the writing circuit upon performing of the writing of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Yotaro Mori, Makoto Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 9796417
    Abstract: A rolling type vehicle includes a pair of left and right front wheels and has a vehicle body capable of rolling. The rolling type vehicle includes a pair of left and right arm members supported in a swingable manner by the vehicle body on inner sides in the transverse direction for supporting the left and right front wheels in a steerable manner on outer sides in the transverse direction. A pair of left and right knuckle members are supported by transversely outer end portions of the left and right arm members in a swingable manner and which are steered together with the left and right front wheels, respectively. A regulating member for regulating the turning angle of each front wheel is provided between the transversely outer end portion of at least one of the left and right arm members and the knuckle member supported by the transversely outer end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yotaro Mori, Hisakazu Yasui
  • Patent number: 9745017
    Abstract: A handlebar fixing structure enabling a handlebar to be attached to a high position to provide high vibration absorbency. The handlebar fixing structure includes a handlebar, a handlebar post supported above a steering system, and a handlebar clamper for fixing the handlebar to the handlebar post. The handlebar clamper includes a first damper member and a second damper member disposed so as to sandwich a cylindrical portion of the handlebar post and the handlebar from a direction orthogonal to the vehicle widthwise direction. An elastic member is interposed between the first clamper member and the handlebar post and between the second damper member and the handlebar post. The first damper member and the second clamper member are coupled with each other by a bolt and include abutting faces for abutting with each other so as to receive an axial force of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kineo Tomura, Yotaro Mori
  • Patent number: 9682737
    Abstract: A vehicle is disclosed with a seating assembly which is capable of prompting an occupant to take an appropriate riding posture depending on the behavior of the vehicle body. A motorcycle includes tilting mechanisms for tilting seating surfaces of a front seat (rider seating part) and a rear seat (passenger seating part) and an ECU carries out a control process for tilting the seating surfaces to lift rear portions of the seats upwardly in response to an action to accelerate the motorcycle and a control process for tilting the seating surfaces to lift front portions of the seats upwardly in response to an action to decelerate the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yotaro Mori, Akira Kashiwagi, Satoru Nojima, Naoto Yamagishi, Jun Tanaka, Yasushi Miyagi, Akito Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9623928
    Abstract: A rolling vehicle includes a pair of left and right front wheels and a pair of left and right arm members swingably supported by the vehicle body on inner sides in the transverse direction and which support the left and right front wheels in a steerable manner on outer sides in the transverse direction. As viewed from the direction along the axis of a support shaft which supports the left and right arm members on the vehicle body, the base portions of the left and right arm members rotatably supported on the vehicle body side overlap with each other, whereas the swinging center axis of the base portion of the left arm and the swinging center axis of the base portion of the right arm, of the base portions of the left and right arm members, are out of alignment with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yotaro Mori
  • Publication number: 20170088160
    Abstract: A steering system of a saddle-ride type vehicle includes a front fork that includes a steering shaft at the upper end and supports a front wheel at the lower end. A steering arm is attached to the steering shaft, a steering force transmit member is turnably supported by a steering stem that is arranged in a body frame, and a steering system link that joins the steering arm and the steering force transmit member. Engage sections are arranged between the steering force transmit member and the steering assist force transmit member. The engage sections allow the steering force transmit member and a steering assist force transmit member to be engaged with each other so that the steering assist force transmit member is turned around the steering stem accompanying turning of the steering force transmit member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yotaro MORI, Hisakazu YASUI, Makoto ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20170088232
    Abstract: An axle extends in an axial direction. A front wheel is rotatable around a wheel rotational axis. A front wheel supporting arm rotatably supports the axle. A front fork swingably supports the front wheel supporting arm such that the front wheel supporting arm is rotatable in a first direction about the wheel rotational axis. A rotary member is rotatable together with the axle around the wheel rotational axis. An axle rotation detector is supported on the axle opposite to the rotary member in the axial direction to be rotatable around the wheel rotational axis to detect a difference between rotational speeds of the axle rotation detector and the rotary member. A link mechanism is provided between the axle rotation detector and the front fork to turn the axle rotation detector in a second rotational direction opposite to the first rotational direction about the wheel rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KANETA, Kazunari IGUCHI, Shunichi MIYAGISHI, Yotaro MORI, Yuichi UEBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170088228
    Abstract: A steering system of a saddle-ride type vehicle including a front fork that includes a steering shaft at the upper end and supports a front wheel at the lower end, a steering arm that is attached to the steering shaft, a steering force transmit member that is turnably supported by a steering stem that is arranged in a body frame, and a steering system link that joins the steering arm and the steering force transmit member. An assist motor generates a steering assist force that assists a steering force transmitted to the steering shaft, and a steering assist force transmit member is turnably supported by the steering stem. An assist steering system link joins the steering arm and the steering assist force transmit member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yotaro MORI, Hisakazu YASUI, Makoto ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20170088229
    Abstract: A steering system of a saddle-ride type vehicle includes a front fork that includes a steering shaft at the upper end and supports a front wheel at the lower end, a steering arm that is attached to the steering shaft, a steering force transmit member that is turnably supported by a steering stem that is disposed in a body frame, and a steering system link that joins the steering arm and the steering force transmit member. The steering system link joins the steering arm and the steering force transmit member that is disposed rearward of the steering arm. A steering force detection sensor that detects a steering force transmitted to the steering shaft is disposed in the steering system link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yotaro MORI, Hisakazu YASUI, Makoto ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20170088161
    Abstract: An assist motor generates a steering assist force that assists a steering force transmitted to a steering shaft. A steering assist force transmit member is turnably supported by steering stem, and an assist steering system link joins a steering arm and a steering assist force transmit member. The assist motor is disposed adjacent to an assist steering system link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yotaro MORI, Hisakazu YASUI, Makoto ARAKI
  • Patent number: 9586642
    Abstract: A rolling type vehicle includes a pair of left and right arm members supported in a swingable manner by a vehicle body on inner sides in the transverse direction for supporting a pair of left and right front wheels in a steerable manner on outer sides in the transverse direction, respectively. A shock absorber support arm of which a central portion in the transverse direction is supported in a swingable manner by the vehicle body and is connected to the pair of left and right arm members through shock absorber units on outer sides in the transverse direction, respectively. The left and right shock absorber units are disposed on outer circumference sides of turning trajectories of the pair of left and right front wheels, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yotaro Mori