Patents by Inventor Yui Otani

Yui Otani 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: 20230257024
    Abstract: The vehicle front structure includes a bulkhead made of resin and provided at a vehicle front, hood lock mechanisms provided to an upper member of the bulkhead, and bulkhead upper stays respectively connected to left and right end portions of the upper member. The vehicle front structure includes metal patches as metal patch members formed integrally with respective end portions, in the vehicle width direction, of the bulkhead. The hood lock mechanisms are fixed to the respective metal patches, and the metal patches are linked to the respective upper stays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventor: Yui OTANI
  • Publication number: 20230257023
    Abstract: A vehicle front structure has a rectangular frame-shaped bulkhead provided in a front part of a vehicle to support a heat exchanger. The bulkhead includes vehicle fixation portions for fixing the bulkhead to a vehicle body and step portions provided below the vehicle fixation portions. A width dimension in a vehicle front-rear direction of a part of the bulkhead above each step portion is the same as a width dimension in the vehicle front-rear direction of a part of the bulkhead below the step portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Yui OTANI, Naoki NAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10458159
    Abstract: A vehicle body front structure comprises a bumper beam provided in a front portion of a vehicle body, a hood lock member provided on a rear side and an upper side of the bumper beam, and a hood lock provided on an upper side of the hood lock member and configured to engage with a hood so that the hood can be opened/closed. The hood lock member is made of a resin. A hood lock bracket made of a metal is attached to the hood lock member. The hood lock is attached to the hood lock bracket. The hood lock bracket and the bumper beam are connected by a connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yui Otani, Masaki Izutsu
  • Publication number: 20180347238
    Abstract: A vehicle body front structure comprises a bumper beam provided in a front portion of a vehicle body, a hood lock member provided on a rear side and an upper side of the bumper beam, and a hood lock provided on an upper side of the hood lock member and configured to engage with a hood so that the hood can be opened/closed. The hood lock member is made of a resin. A hood lock bracket made of a metal is attached to the hood lock member. The hood lock is attached to the hood lock bracket. The hood lock bracket and the bumper beam are connected by a connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yui Otani, Masaki Izutsu