Patents by Inventor Yukihiro Moriyama

Yukihiro Moriyama 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: 10350976
    Abstract: Guide rails with which a window regulator is provided are respectively fixed to a module plate. The guide rails are fixed, together with the module plate, to an edge of an opening portion provided at inward frames from an outward side in a vehicle width direction. Attachment portions which are capable of afterward attaching outward frames to the inward frames are provided, and attachment portions which are capable of afterward attaching a door outer panel to a door frame comprising the inward frames and the outward frames are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Patent number: 10207569
    Abstract: Vertical frame portions provided at both side portions of a door frame are a light-metal casting, plural connecting frames, which are a light-meal hollow extrusion molding, connect the vertical frame portions, the vertical frame portions are provided with protrusion portions which engage with inward connecting frames in a longitudinal direction, plural attachment portions which attach the outward connecting frames and the vertical frame portion are provided at different points in the longitudinal direction, and an outward connecting frame is provided with an upper rib which engages with an engagement recess portion provided at an upper portion of a door outer panel formed in a non-planar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Patent number: 9963924
    Abstract: A door hinge is provided to slant such that a free end of a door is rotated obliquely upward while the door is opened, and an energizing type balancer to assist an opening/closing operation of the door is provided. A hinge axis of the door hinge slants relative to a vertical line, having an upper side thereof being positioned on an inward side in a vehicle width direction and on a forward side in a vehicle longitudinal direction such that a locus of the free end of the door while the door is opened becomes substantially horizontal or lowers in an opening direction at a point before the door is opened to a maximum open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Patent number: 9783032
    Abstract: Front and rear support members which support a deflector plate configured to project upward above a front header when a roof is open include respective joint portions where respective lower portions thereof are joined to each other. The deflector plate includes deflector lower portions which project downward at respective positions where the deflector lower portions do not interfere with the joint portions of the front and rear support members when the deflector plate is located at a lowermost position. An elevating mechanism (springs, groove portions pins) which is configured to elevate or lower the deflector plate relative to the front and rear support members is provided between the deflector lower portions and the front or rear support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20170240029
    Abstract: Vertical frame portions provided at both side portions of a door frame are a light-metal casting, plural connecting frames, which are a light-meal hollow extrusion molding, connect the vertical frame portions, the vertical frame portions are provided with protrusion portions which engage with inward connecting frames in a longitudinal direction, plural attachment portions which attach the outward connecting frames and the vertical frame portion are provided at different points in the longitudinal direction, and an outward connecting frame is provided with an upper rib which engages with an engagement recess portion provided at an upper portion of a door outer panel formed in a non-planar shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro MORIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170240031
    Abstract: Guide rails with which a window regulator is provided are respectively fixed to a module plate. The guide rails are fixed, together with the module plate, to an edge of an opening portion provided at inward frames from an outward side in a vehicle width direction. Attachment portions which are capable of afterward attaching outward frames to the inward frames are provided, and attachment portions which are capable of afterward attaching a door outer panel to a door frame comprising the inward frames and the outward frames are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro MORIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170241179
    Abstract: A door hinge is provided to slant such that a free end of a door is rotated obliquely upward while the door is opened, and an energizing type balancer to assist an opening/closing operation of the door is provided. A hinge axis of the door hinge slants relative to a vertical line, having an upper side thereof being positioned on an inward side in a vehicle width direction and on a forward side in a vehicle longitudinal direction such that a locus of the free end of the door while the door is opened becomes substantially horizontal or lowers in an opening direction at a point before the door is opened to a maximum open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro MORIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160368354
    Abstract: Front and rear support members which support a deflector plate configured to project upward above a front header when a roof is open include respective joint portions where respective lower portions thereof are joined to each other. The deflector plate includes deflector lower portions which project downward at respective positions where the deflector lower portions do not interfere with the joint portions of the front and rear support members when the deflector plate is located at a lowermost position. An elevating mechanism (springs, groove portions pins) which is configured to elevate or lower the deflector plate relative to the front and rear support members is provided between the deflector lower portions and the front or rear support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro MORIYAMA
  • Patent number: 7775580
    Abstract: A door glass guiding structure is provided which can be constituted by using a glass guide member made from a low-priced material such as rolled sheet, and is capable of satisfactorily maintaining required functions. The door glass guiding structure 3 comprises the glass guide member 10 which is disposed between two door glasses supported side by side on a door for example, the side door 2) of the vehicle so as to guide the vertical movement of at least one of the door glasses, the core bracket 21 which is constituted of a member different from the glass guide member 10 and is mounted on top end of the glass guide member 10 so as to extend the length thereof upward, and the guide upper end seal member 13 attached to cover the external surface of the core bracket 21 so as to provide water-tight sealing on the top ends of the two door glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignees: Mazda Motor Corporation, Ishizaki Honten Co., Ltd., Katayama Kogyo Co., Ltd., Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomi Miyamoto, Norifumi Inoue, Yukihiro Moriyama, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Tooru Waki, Kazuhiro Takagaki, Akio Okayama
  • Publication number: 20080252097
    Abstract: A door glass guiding structure is provided which can be constituted by using a glass guide member made from a low-priced material such as rolled sheet, and is capable of satisfactorily maintaining required functions. The door glass guiding structure 3 comprises the glass guide member 10 which is disposed between two door glasses supported side by side on a door for example, the side door 2) of the vehicle so as to guide the vertical movement of at least one of the door glasses, the core bracket 21 which is constituted of a member different from the glass guide member 10 and is mounted on top end of the glass guide member 10 so as to extend the length thereof upward, and the guide upper end seal member 13 attached to cover the external surface of the core bracket 21 so as to provide water-tight sealing on the top ends of the two door glasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomi Miyamoto, Norifumi Inoue, Yukihiro Moriyama, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Tooru Waki, Kazuhiro Takagaki, Akio Okayama
  • Patent number: 7073294
    Abstract: There is provided a door weather strip attached to a door frame of an automobile provided with a latch. An automobile body is equipped with a door provided with a latch and a door not provided with a latch. The automobile body is not equipped with a center pillar. An opening for installing a latch is formed at an upper end of one side of a door frame of said door, where hinges are unprovided. An inner sidewall of a molded part of the door weather strip is attached to the upper end of the door frame. The inner sidewall is provided as the bottom end of the molded part and reaches right above the opening. A drainage rib is provided at a rear face of said sidewall for directing water into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koso Yamaoka, Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Patent number: 6979046
    Abstract: A two-way opening side door structure of a vehicle of which side openings are covered by a front door and a rear door includes a door hinge located at a front end of the front door for swingably supporting the front door, a door hinge located at a rear end of the rear door for swingably supporting the rear door, and an assisting device including a door checker for assisting a vehicle occupant in closing the rear door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Moriyama, Minoru Matsui, Naoki Yamada, Hironobu Yonezawa, Seishi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6966600
    Abstract: A side door structure of a vehicle of which side openings are covered by a front door swingably supported by a door hinge located at the front of the front door and by a rear door swingably supported by a door hinge located at the rear of the rear door. The side door structure includes a door checker for holding the front door at an open position situated slightly on the outside of a swing trajectory of the rear door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Patent number: 6926340
    Abstract: A vehicle side-door structure, in which a front door and a rear door cover a continuous opening with no partition in a side part of a vehicle so that the opening is opened and closed, the front door is pivotally attached on a hinge at its front part to a vehicle body so that the front door is opened and closed, and the rear door is pivotally attached on a hinge at its rear part to the vehicle body so that the rear door is opened and closed, includes: a front-door rear reinforcement, the front-door rear reinforcement being disposed at a rear end part of the front door and extending in the vertical direction along the rear end part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20050156451
    Abstract: A two-way opening side door structure of a vehicle of which side openings are covered by a front door and a rear door includes a door hinge located at a front end of the front door for swingably supporting the front door, a door hinge located at a rear end of the rear door for swingably supporting the rear door, and an assisting device including a door checker for assisting a vehicle occupant in closing the rear door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Moriyama, Minoru Matsui, Naoki Yamada, Horonobu Yonezawa, Seishi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6808225
    Abstract: A double door structure which has front and rear doors opening outward to form an uninterrupted opening to front and rear seats has an impact load carrying assembly for forming a side body reinforcing structure for protecting passengers against a side collision. The impact load carrying assembly includes an impact bar extending to and overlapping a side sill of a vehicle body, an upper bracket fixedly mounted to the impact bar and located to overlap a roof side rail of the vehicle body and a lower bracket fixedly mounted to the impact bar. The upper bracket mounts a latch and a belt anchor of a seatbelt system thereon and the lower bracket mounts catch pins forming part of a door catch mechanism operative to prevent movement of the door upon an occurrence of a side collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20040163321
    Abstract: There is provided a door weather strip attached to a door frame of an automobile provided with a latch. An automobile body is equipped with a door provided with a latch and a door unprovided with a latch. The automobile body is unequipped with a center pillar. An opening for installing a latch is formed at an upper end of one side of a door frame of said door, where hinges are unprovided. An inner sidewall of a molded part of the door weather strip is attached to the upper end of the door frame. The inner sidewall is provided as the bottom end thereof reaches right above the opening. A drainage rib is provided at a rear face of said sidewall for directing water into the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Koso Yamaoka, Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Patent number: 6779831
    Abstract: One large opening (1) formed in a car body side portion and continuous in a back-and-forth direction is opened and closed by front and rear side doors (11, 12). When the side doors (11, 12) are closed, a lap portion (15) is formed where a rear end of the front side door (11) overlaps a front end of the rear side door (12) externally in a direction of car width. A reinforcing member (25) extending in a vertical direction is disposed on the rear side door (12) in the vicinity of the lap portion (15). The rear end of a front impact bar (27) disposed in the front side door (11) extends to the lap portion (15). The front end of a rear impact bar (26) disposed in the rear side door (12) is connected to the reinforcing member (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20040119318
    Abstract: A vehicle side-door structure, in which a front door and a rear door cover a continuous opening with no partition in a side part of a vehicle so that the opening is opened and closed, the front door is pivotally attached on a hinge at its front part to a vehicle body so that the front door is opened and closed, and the rear door is pivotally attached on a hinge at its rear part to the vehicle body so that the rear door is opened and closed, includes: a front-door rear reinforcement, the front-door rear reinforcement being disposed at a rear end part of the front door and extending in the vertical direction along the rear end part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20040088823
    Abstract: The invention provides a side door structure of a vehicle of which side openings are covered by a front door swingably supported by a door hinge located at the front of the front door and by a rear door swingably supported by a door hinge located at the rear of the rear door. The side door structure includes a door checker for holding the front door at an open position situated slightly on the outside of a swing trajectory of the rear door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama