Arranged In Tandem Patents (Class 180/219)
  • Patent number: 10800253
    Abstract: An all terrain vehicle includes: an internal combustion engine; a fuel tank; a body frame on which to mount the engine and tank; at least three wheels suspended at the frame and including at least paired left and right wheels; and a canister adsorbing evaporated fuel in the tank. Part of a body cover includes: a vertical wall extending up-down while covering a specified wheel from one of front and rear sides; an upper wall covering the specified wheel from above, extending forward and rearward, and spaced toward an other of the front and rear sides from the vertical wall; and a connection wall inclined while interconnecting an end portion on the vertical wall side of the upper wall and an upper end of the vertical wall. An accommodation space triangular in side view is formed between the connection wall and specified wheel. The canister is disposed in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ko Kurata
  • Patent number: 10794258
    Abstract: An exhaust pipe structure for an in-line four-cylinder internal combustion engine includes: an in-line four-cylinder internal combustion engine; four exhaust pipes connected with respective exhaust ports in respective cylinders of the internal combustion engine; and a converging exhaust pipe connected with a converging portion at which downstream ends of all the exhaust pipes converge. In this exhaust pipe structure, the exhaust pipes are each configured as a dual pipe including an outer pipe and an inner pipe disposed inside the outer pipe. At the converging portion, the four exhaust pipes are arrayed linearly in parallel with each other, and the outer pipes of adjacent ones of the exhaust pipes are directly welded with each other at the downstream ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mahira, Satoru Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10787196
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling the ramp in of current to an electronic power assisted steering motor associated with an auto stop-start engine are described. A controller is to determine a moving average voltage of a vehicle battery. The controller is also to determine a voltage rate of change based on the moving average voltage. The controller is also to determine a moving average engine speed of an auto stop-start engine of the vehicle. The controller is also to ramp in current to an electronic power assisted steering motor of the vehicle based on the moving average voltage, the voltage rate of change, and the moving average engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek Khafagy, Hussam Makkiya, Kirt Eschtruth, Jonathan Edward Gunger, Ahmed Awadi
  • Patent number: 10773759
    Abstract: A method for lateral dynamic stabilization of a single-track motor vehicle during cornering; on the left side of the vehicle, the motor vehicle including at least one first nozzle, which is mounted at a first position located between the wheels, and through which a medium situated in a first container may escape into the surroundings of the motor vehicle, with a speed component pointed in the outer direction of the left side of the vehicle; and on the right side of the vehicle, the motor vehicle including at least one second nozzle, which is mounted at a second position located between the wheels, and through which a medium situated in a second container may escape into the surroundings of the motor vehicle, with a speed component pointed in the outer direction of the right side of the vehicle; —where a presence of an unstable driving condition in a lateral direction of the vehicle is detected, and—as a function of this, with the aid of an actuator system, on only one side of the vehicle, the medium is caused
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hardy Haas, Anja Wahl, Matthias Klews
  • Patent number: 10752311
    Abstract: The adjustable toe peg allows a rider to adjust the toe peg position in two ways. First, the lever to which the toe peg attaches preferably includes a series of holes, about which the toe peg apparatus will rotate. Second, by placing the toe peg on a rotating member, which is held by a clamping force, the toe peg can be positioned at any angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Performance Industries Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Griffin
  • Patent number: 10745071
    Abstract: A non-backdrivable passive balancing system for a single-axle dynamically balanced robotic device includes a body that includes a distal end and a proximal end, a controller module, and an actuator communicatively coupled to the controller module of the single-axle dynamically balanced robotic device. The actuator receives an engagement signal from the controller module, the engagement signal corresponding to an indication that the dynamically balanced robotic device is stationary, and the actuator causes the linkage to move the body from a disengaged position to an engaged position such that the distal end of the body contacts a ground surface and supports the dynamically balanced robotic device in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Zapolsky, Manuel Ahumada, Arshan Poursohi
  • Patent number: 10718424
    Abstract: There is provided a motorcycle. A crankshaft extends in a width direction of the motorcycle. An engine case pivotally supports the crankshaft. A counter shaft is arranged in parallel with the crankshaft. A clutch mechanism is arranged at one end of the counter shaft and configured to transmit and disconnect rotation of the crankshaft to and from the counter shaft. A clutch actuator performs a disconnection/connection operation of the clutch mechanism. A shift mechanism is arranged below the counter shaft and configured to shift and transmit the rotation of the crankshaft to a driving wheel. A shift actuator performs a shift operation of the shift mechanism. A generator is arranged at one end of the crankshaft. The clutch actuator and the shift actuator are arranged around a cover member mounted to the engine case and accommodating therein the clutch mechanism or the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10717486
    Abstract: A seat frame for a motorcycle includes a plurality of aluminum parts manufactured with different manufacturing methods. A seat frame includes front members, middle members, and a rear member, the front members, the middle members, and the rear member being formed of aluminum. The rear member is formed by integral molding based on a gravity casting method. The rear member includes a pair of left and right rail portions, a front cross portion, a rear cross portion, and a plurality of attachment bosses for attaching other parts. The left and right rail portions each have an attachment portion to be connected to a rear end portion of corresponding one of the middle members provided on an end portion thereof on the front side in the vehicle longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Suzuki, Takazumi Hayashi, Yoshiki Higashijima
  • Patent number: 10703428
    Abstract: A top case arrangement for a vehicle, in particular a motorcycle or a motor-cycle like vehicle, and a vehicle having such a top case, are provided. The top case arrangement includes a top-case, and a base support arranged below the top case. The base support connects to the vehicle structure and includes connecting sections for selectively connecting armrests to the base support. The top case includes in the region of the lower side, at least one cavity in which both connecting sections are arranged when the top case is in an installed position on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johann Sievers-Paulsen, Peter Reinhart
  • Patent number: 10703430
    Abstract: A resin part for a vehicle includes a fender main body formed of a fiber-reinforced resin using a resin fiber, and a fastening section formed of the same resin material as the resin fiber, formed integrally with the fender main body and fastened to the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsushima, Takeshi Ohara, Yusuke Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10696353
    Abstract: A motor vehicle, in particular a motorcycle or a motorcycle-like vehicle, includes a wheel suspension supporting the vehicle frame with a spring assembly. The wheel suspension is designed to compress in a compression direction and to rebound in an opposite rebound direction. The wheel suspension includes a lowering device which can be selectively actuated by a pressure fluid in an active state to apply a preload to the wheel suspension to alter a ride height of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Josef Seidl
  • Patent number: 10690038
    Abstract: There is provided a motorcycle. A side stand is disposed at a side-lower portion of an engine and configured to be rotatable between a using position at which the side stand can be grounded to a ground surface and a retraction position at which the side stand cannot be grounded to the ground surface. An inflow piping is configured to supply cooling water delivered from a water pump to a supercharger. An outflow piping is disposed above the supercharger and configured to return the cooling water having cooled the supercharger to the water pump. The outflow piping is provided to be horizontal or to have an upward gradient from an upstream side toward a downstream side in a state where the side stand is displaced to the using position to be grounded to the ground surface and the engine is inclined toward the side stand-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okita, Takaya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10683053
    Abstract: A motorcycle body frame structure improves rigidity and further suppresses changes in vehicle body behavior. The body frame structure includes: a head pipe, right and left main frames connected to the head pipe, a down tube connected to the head pipe, right and left reinforcing frames installed between the down tube and corresponding right and left reinforcing frames. Each of the right and left reinforcing frames include a first and second joint portions joined to the down tube. The first joint portions are joined with corresponding right and left main frames. Each of the second joint portions include a first joint flange portion welded with corresponding right and left side surfaces of the down tube, a second joint flange portion welded with an upper surface of the down tube, and a third joint flange portion connected with the first and second joint flange portions and separated from the down tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Kuninari Kurabayashi
  • Patent number: 10683050
    Abstract: A universal protector for a bicycle element made up of a shell for protecting the element and a fastener for fastening the shell to the element in which the shell includes a size adapting and adjusting structure to accommodate bicycle elements of different sizes thereby protecting the bicycle and vehicles during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOPWORX LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Gerard McGriskin, Ciara Anne McGriskin, Cian Desmond O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10677213
    Abstract: An electrical starter system and construction kit for retrofitting Harley-Davidson motorcycles built from 1936 to 1957 with a mechanical starting device. The starter system includes a clutch device that can be coupled to the transmission main shaft for transmitting rotary motion having at least one starter gearwheel, a clutch hub, a clutch cage that can be or is attached to the hub for transmitting a rotary motion and an electrical starter motor with a starter shaft pinion that can be driven by the electrical motor for engaging the starter gearwheel. The starter gearwheel can be mechanically coupled to the clutch hub for transmitting a rotary motion to the hub. Preferably, a gearwheel/hub adapter couples the clutch hub and the starter gearwheel. The adapter is or can be coupled to the starter gearwheel and the clutch hub and is or can be coupled to a transmission main shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: W & W Cycles AG
    Inventor: Mark van der Kwaak
  • Patent number: 10677151
    Abstract: In a vehicle, a rod of a waste gate valve actuator reciprocates along a virtual plane which is parallel to both the central axis of a connecting shaft of a turbocharger and the cylinder axis of a cylinder hole. When viewed in the left or right direction of the vehicle, a main catalyst of a catalyst portion is provided forward of the cylinder axis of the cylinder hole. The flow direction of the exhaust gas in the main catalyst intersects with the reciprocating direction of the rod of the waste gate valve actuator when viewed in a direction orthogonal to both the central axis of the connecting shaft of the turbocharger and the central axis of the cylinder hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kuroiwa, Hayatoshi Sato, Masaki Torigoshi, Yoshitaka Momiyama, Naoki Makita
  • Patent number: 10668902
    Abstract: A wheelie determining device comprises a lift-off start determiner section which determines whether or not a lift-off of a front wheel from a ground surface has started, based on a traveling state value indicating a traveling state of a vehicle and an operation value indicating a rider's driving operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hirokami, Shohei Terai, Seiji Azuma, Kengo Ueda
  • Patent number: 10654331
    Abstract: A vehicle height adjustment device includes front forks, a rear suspension, a weight estimation unit, and a front wheel-side target movement amount determination unit. The front fork includes a front wheel-side suspension spring and a front wheel-side support member, which supports one end of the front wheel-side suspension spring, and moves toward another end of the front wheel-side spring to change the front wheel-side suspension spring length. The rear suspension includes a rear wheel-side suspension spring and a rear wheel-side support member, which supports one end of the rear wheel-side suspension spring, and moves toward another one end of the rear wheel-side spring to change the rear wheel-side suspension spring length. The weight estimation unit estimates a weight applied to a vehicle. The front wheel-side target movement amount determination unit decreases, a movement amount of the front wheel-side support member as the estimated weight increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Murakami, Hiroyuki Miyata, Fumiaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10647371
    Abstract: An electric handle lock structure for a saddled vehicle which can provide a compact arrangement around a handle to thereby achieve miniaturization of a vehicle body front portion. A handle lock structure for a saddled vehicle includes: a handle steering shaft operated by a handle; a front wheel steering shaft disposed to steer a front wheel in front of the handle steering shaft; a top bridge which is fastened to an upper end of the handle steering shaft and to which the handle is fixed; and an electric handle lock device that is electrically operated and is provided between the handle steering shaft and the front wheel steering shaft in the proximity of the handle, and the electric handle lock device is disposed so that at least part thereof overlaps below the top bridge in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 10647374
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle includes a body frame, and a rear fender attached to the body frame. The rear fender has a fitting portion fitted to a fitted portion of the body frame to be held by the body frame, and a fixing portion fixed to the body frame by a fixing member in a fitted state in which the fitting portion is fitted to the fitted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kohei Akita
  • Patent number: 10625809
    Abstract: A straddled vehicle includes a cross frame connected to a left main frame and a right main frame. As the vehicle is seen from the side, a centroid of a central cross section in a vehicle width direction of the cross frame is located within an area that is delimited by an upper extension obtained by extending rearward an upper outline of the left connecting frame, a lower extension obtained by extending rearward a lower outline of the left connecting frame, an upper outline of the left main frame and a lower outline of the left main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Murayama, Katsutoshi Satoh, Hideki Miura
  • Patent number: 10625812
    Abstract: A swing arm secures rigidity, and is lighter than a conventional swing arm, includes a hollow body with a pivot hole in which a pivot shaft is disposed, a suspension fixing portion in the body connected to one end portion of a suspension unit, and a pair of arms extending from the body and supporting respective ends of a wheel axle. Each of the pair of arms includes an outer member having an open cross-section and an inner member having an open cross-section. The outer member and the inner member of each of the arms are joined at respective open end portions. The body includes first opening portions joined with a corresponding one edge portion of the outer member of the arms, second opening portions joined with a corresponding outer surface of the inner member of the arms, and reinforcing support-struts that partition the first and second opening portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Omosako
  • Patent number: 10618592
    Abstract: In a support structure of a drive shaft in which a power transmission mechanism transmitting the power of a power source and a driving wheel are fixed to a drive shaft rotatably supported by a support portion provided in a vehicle, a female screw portion is formed in the inner peripheral surface of a hollow portion formed at an end portion of the drive shaft. The power transmission mechanism is fixed to the drive shaft by fastening a bolt screwed with the female screw portion. A step portion is provided between a small-diameter portion and a large-diameter portion formed on the outer peripheral surface of the drive shaft. The position in the axial direction of the power transmission mechanism fixed to the small-diameter portion side is regulated by the step portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10611427
    Abstract: A front fork of the present invention has: a cylinder in which a damper of one fork leg is connected to an outer tube on a vehicle body side; a piston rod connected to an inner tube on an axle side; and a piston valve attached to the piston rod and movably inserted into the cylinder. A variable throttle for extension-side damping force adjustment is provided in the piston rod. A stroke sensor has a detected element attached to the cylinder, and a detection unit that is attached to the piston rod and detects a displacement of the detected element. A variable throttle for compression-side damping force adjustment is attached to an outer tube on the vehicle body side of another fork leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Awano
  • Patent number: 10597110
    Abstract: A vehicle body includes a vehicle body frame and a steering rotation unit that is supported on the vehicle body frame and that rotates about a steering axis. The vehicle includes a variable trail length mechanism. The variable trail length mechanism varies a trail length of a front wheel and includes an oscillation unit and a torsion reduction portion. The oscillation unit is connected with the steering rotation unit so as to be oscillatable in a fore-aft direction and supports the front wheel. The torsion reduction portion reduces torsion of the oscillation unit in a vehicle width direction through the oscillation unit combined with the steering rotation unit under a condition in which the trail length is changed such that the front wheel is disposed at a rearmost position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Araki, Hiroyoshi Kobayashi, Tsubasa Nose
  • Patent number: 10583881
    Abstract: A bike having an expanded knife ski device includes left and right landing wheel arms on the left and right portions of the bike, respectively. Left and right landing wheels are rotatably coupled to the lower end of the left and right landing wheel arm, respectively, to move the landing wheels up and down. Left and right driving units lift and lower the left and right landing wheels, respectively. Left and right ski mounting sockets are coupled to the left and right landing wheel arms, respectively. Left and right insertion members couple to the left and right ski mounting sockets, respectively. Left and right ski legs are integrally coupled to the left and right insertion members, respectively, to extend downwards. Left and right bike skis, which are hinge-coupled to the lower end of the left and right ski legs, respectively, each making a hinge movement about a left/right horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Tae Soon Yeo
  • Patent number: 10577043
    Abstract: A saddle-riding vehicle include a body frame, an engine which is supported on the body frame, an exhaust pipe which extends rearward from a front portion of the engine 41, a fuel tank which is disposed on a side of the engine 41, a skid guard which covers the engine and the exhaust pipe from fronts thereof, and a side guard which covers a side portion of the fuel tank. The skid guard and the side guard are disposed to have an overlap portion where the skid guard and the side guard overlap partially. Therefore, the saddle-riding vehicle prevents mud or stone from entering an inside of a guard member, and prevents a fuel tank from being exposed through a gap to eliminate a deterioration of an external design of the saddle-riding vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Nakahira, Takashi Sasaki, Daiki Goto, Satoshi Matsushima
  • Patent number: 10556463
    Abstract: In order to improve a wheel unit for a bicycle, comprising a hub and a wheel rim, which is arranged rotatably about an axis of rotation, wherein the hub and the wheel rim are connected to one another by spokes, it is proposed to arrange a brake disc and a sensor ring comprising a sensing region on the hub and to arrange the sensor ring adjacent to the brake disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christian Neutsch
  • Patent number: 10549808
    Abstract: A vehicle raking assembly is provided. The assembly includes an upper member, a lower member, a frame fixation member configured to extend through a neck portion of a vehicle frame, and a central member disposed between the upper member and the lower member. The central member includes a central member aperture configured for a steering shaft to extend therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hawg Halters, Inc.
    Inventor: John Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 10527722
    Abstract: A radar sensor system implemented using a radar sensor housing and a module electronic device configured to present situational awareness indicators associated with targets determined to be located in proximity to a bicycle. The mobile electronic device includes a position-determining component for determining a current geographic position of the bicycle, a wireless transceiver for receiving radar sensor data from a radar sensor in the radar sensor housing, a display, and a processor coupled with the position-determining component, the wireless transceiver, and the display. The processor is configured to determine one or more situational awareness indicators based on the received radar sensor data and cause the display to present location information and the one or more situational awareness indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Carlson, Nolan van Heerden, Todd C. Sherman, Andrew C. Silver, Ross G. Stirling
  • Patent number: 10525826
    Abstract: An upper half body flange is disposed over a whole circumference of a lower end portion of an upper half body along a plane and a lower half body flange is disposed over a whole circumference of an upper end portion of a lower half body along the plane. The upper half body and the lower half body are made of titanium material, and the upper half body flange and the lower half body flange have linear outer edges as straight line portions. The upper half body has a side surface, the lower half body has a side surface, and the side surface and the side surface include recesses and convex portions. The recesses and the convex portions are disposed within a range of lengths of the straight line portions when viewed from above in the direction perpendicular to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Hirano, Motoaki Takashima, Ryuji Masuda
  • Patent number: 10518833
    Abstract: A motorcycle having rear-steering controls, including a rear handle bar for steering, for allowing a rear rider to control the motorcycle from a rearward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Pestritto
  • Patent number: 10507880
    Abstract: An air-guiding device for a motorcycle is provided to provide defined guidance of wind airflow in a region of a motorcycle fork. The air-guiding device include at least one rear guiding element in the longitudinal direction configured to be rigidly fastened to the motorcycle behind the motorcycle fork, and a front guiding element configured to be fastened indirectly or directly to the rear guiding element in front of the motorcycle fork in a manner which allows the front guiding element to rotate relative to the rear guiding element when the motorcycle fork is rotated about a vertical axis. The air guiding device may also be provided with a central guiding element behind the motorcycle for which is connected to the front guiding element and rotatable relative to the rear guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Wendt, Patrick Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 10501142
    Abstract: A motorcycle (1) having front and rear ground-engaging wheels, the motorcycle (1) comprising a swing arm (5) supporting the rear wheel (3), a rear suspension unit (RSU) (12), a drop link (14) pivotally connected to the RSU (12) and pivotally connected to the swing arm (5), and a drag link (16) pivotally connected to the drop link (14). The drop link (14) extends between the RSU (12) and the drag link (16) for increasing a travel distance of the RSU (12) relative to a travel distance of the swing arm (5). The RSU (12) is mounted underneath a seat (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Triumph Designs Limited
    Inventor: Ian Michael Kimber
  • Patent number: 10494980
    Abstract: A device for accommodating a muffler for a two-wheel vehicle, in particular a motorcycle, includes a holder part that can be fastened to a structural component of the two-wheel vehicle. The holder part retains the muffler. A plastic part is used as the holder part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johann Sievers-Paulsen, Stefan Selinger, Matthias Dressler
  • Patent number: 10494047
    Abstract: A saddle-riding-type vehicle cable support structure is a cable support structure configured to support a first cable and a second cable that are joined to a side part of a wheel, the cable support structure including: a joint section provided on a middle of the first cable and which is fixed to a vehicle body; and a second cable support member attached to the joint section and which supports the second cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenta Shuto
  • Patent number: 10464627
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a head pipe, a main frame that extends rearwardly and downwardly from the head pipe, and a V-type engine supported by the main frame. Further, the motorcycle includes a rear frame that is supported by the main frame and extends rearwardly from the main frame, a seat arranged upwardly of the rear frame and supported by the rear frame and a tank forming member attached to part of the rear frame via a gasket. The rear frame and the tank forming member are formed by casting. Part of the rear frame, the gasket and the tank forming member integrally form an oil tank. The oil tank is located at a position farther downward than the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Uchida, Hiroki Yagi, Shojiro Ohama, Munemitsu Eguchi
  • Patent number: 10457346
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body, a front wheel that is disposed anterior to the vehicle body and that is steerable about a steering axis, and a front fork that supports the front wheel. The vehicle body includes a vehicle body frame and a steering rotation unit that is supported on the vehicle body frame and that rotates about the steering axis. The vehicle includes a variable trail length mechanism. The variable trail length mechanism includes an oscillation shaft that extends in a vehicle width direction to thereby connect the front fork oscillatably with the steering rotation unit. The oscillation shaft is disposed at a position overlapping an axis of the front fork in a vehicle side elevational view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Araki, Takashi Kudo, Toru Takenaka
  • Patent number: 10399638
    Abstract: A motorcycle transmission includes a swingarm which extends from one hinging end to a motorcycle chassis, defining an oscillation axis, at one connection end to a wheel, a homokinetic joint arranged on the side of the hinging end, and a geared coupling positioned on the side of the connection end. The homokinetic joint kinematically reciprocally connects a first end of an input shaft, connected to a power take-off, and a second end of an output shaft mechanically connected to the geared coupling. The geared coupling transmits motion to the wheel. The homokinetic joint performs an instantaneously constant transmission ratio between the first and the second end. The homokinetic joint is offset to the hinging end of the swingarm, in a vertical direction perpendicular to the support surface of the wheel and permits oscillation of the output shaft between a stroke start and a stroke end, parallel to the oscillation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PIAGGIO & C. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Piero Soatti, Massimiliano Boschiero
  • Patent number: 10393872
    Abstract: A bicycle radar system including a camera is disclosed. The system may include a radar unit and a bicycle computing device that are in communication with one another. The radar unit may transmit radar signals, receive return signals (reflections), and process the returned radar signals to determine a location and velocity of one or more targets located in a sensor field behind a user's bicycle. The radar unit may also include an integrated camera to selectively provide images or video of an area behind the bicycle in the camera's field of view. The radar unit may analyze the returned radar signals and images and/or video to track the location of targets located behind the bicycle. The bicycle computing device or the radar unit may also selectively activate the camera based upon the satisfaction of particular conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Evangelos V. A. Brisimitzakis, Ross G. Stirling, Kenneth A. Carlson, Franz A. Struwig, Nolan van Heerden
  • Patent number: 10392071
    Abstract: In the electric component support structure for the saddle ride vehicle including a body frame F that supports a water-cooled engine, and a radiator that is supported on the body frame through collars, a gyro sensor is fixed to electric component support pieces provided on the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Matsuo, Yuji Noguchi, Tomohiko Yashiro
  • Patent number: 10378492
    Abstract: An air-cleaner structure of a saddle-ride vehicle is provided with an air-cleaner case arranged between a seat and a head pipe located in front of the seat. The air-cleaner case is provided with a bottom half and a top half. The bottom half is arranged in a space surrounded by a rear face of the head pipe and a pair of left and right main frames extending from the head pipe toward the rear of the vehicle. The top half is situated above the main frames. The top half is provided in a vertical two division structure. A dividing surface of the vertical two division structure of the top half is inclined in the vehicle-longitudinal direction. An air-cleaner element is mounted along the inclined dividing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Abe, Naoto Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10351204
    Abstract: A variable-trim frame for two-wheeled vehicles has a fork able to connect a handlebar to a hub of a front wheel of the vehicle. A regulating element is provided to rotatably couple the lower portion of the shaft of the handlebar with respective portions of the blades of the fork and destined to make the fork assume a predetermined position in which it is inclined by a relative angle with respect to a perpendicular plane to the ground. A blocking device stabilizes the fork in the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MP MECCANICA DI MAURIZIO PAZZAGLIA
    Inventor: Maurizio Pazzaglia
  • Patent number: 10351191
    Abstract: A stand support structure of a saddle riding vehicle has a main frame, a pivot block configured to swingably support a rear wheel-supporting swing arm, and a stand-supporting bracket. The pivot block has a first plate and a second plate attached to the main frame. The first plate and the second plate are coupled to each other. The first plate has a protrusion protruding outward farther than an extension end of the second plate. The stand-supporting bracket is coupled to a surface of the protrusion facing in a vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Koishikawa, Kenji Morita, Mizuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10336399
    Abstract: Provided is a motorcycle including a frame, a front ground-engaging wheel, rear ground-engaging wheel and a steering assembly. The steering assembly includes handlebars, an upper steering stem, a lower steering stem and a lever assembly intermediate the upper steering stem and the lower steering stem and wherein the steering assembly is operably connected to the front ground-engaging wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Radial Engine Innovations Holding LLC
    Inventor: Charles Mitchell Boulton
  • Patent number: 10336388
    Abstract: A fender for a motor vehicle has at least a first fender section and a second fender section. The second fender section is rotatably connected to the first fender section so as to be able to rotate at least between an operational position and an open position. The rotatable connection between the second fender section and the first fender section is provided by two pin-shaped connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bernd Eitel
  • Patent number: 10328764
    Abstract: A vehicle height adjustment apparatus includes a control device. The control device controls the opening degree of the solenoid valve to allow a movement amount of the support member to reach a movement amount target value that corresponds to the vehicle height set in advance, in accordance with the weight applied to the vehicle. The control device controls the opening degree of the solenoid valve to change the movement amount of the support member based on a difference between a value based on the information related to the vehicle height and a vehicle height-related target value, on condition that the movement amount of the support member reaches the movement amount target value and the value based on the information related to the vehicle height obtained by the information obtaining device does not reach the vehicle height-related target value that corresponds to the vehicle height set in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SHOWA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Murakami, Hiroyuki Miyata, Fumiaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10330469
    Abstract: A bank angle detection device for a motorcycle includes a bank angle estimator configured to estimate a moving body bank angle ?b and a correcting section configured to estimate a vehicle body bank angle ?f. The bank angle estimator estimates the moving body bank angle ?b that is a gradient of a moving body axial line A1, on the basis of a balance state where a centrifugal force CF acting on a moving body and a gravitational force GF acting on the moving body during cornering are in balance with each other. The correcting section corrects the moving body bank angle ?b on the basis of an inertia force about a longitudinal axis acting on a vehicle body, so as to estimate the vehicle body bank angle ?f that is a gradient of a center of gravity G of the vehicle body with respect to a vertical line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Azuma, Yoshimoto Matsuda, Daisuke Kawai, Takashi Okashiro
  • Patent number: 10315717
    Abstract: A retractable powered bipod motorcycle stand, attaching below a frame of a motorcycle, retracts and extends below the motorcycle to maintain the motorcycle in a upright position, the motorcycle stand being remotely controlled under power to retract and extend from a travel position to a parked position and back, the retractable motorcycle stand providing an upper mounting frame assembly attached below the motorcycle frame, a bipod lower leg assembly rotating between an elevated position and an extended position, a shaft providing a pivotal relationship between the upper mounting frame assembly and the lower leg assembly, a pusher assembly driving a drive gear attached to the shaft to provide forced rotation of the lower leg assembly, the pusher assembly attaching to a remote activated actuator to provide linear movement to the pusher assembly to drive the pusher assembly in a forward and reverse position to raise and lower the lower leg assembly under intentional force by a remote activation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Matt Risley
  • Patent number: 10315722
    Abstract: A flow path control device according to one embodiment includes a first valve which transitions between a closed state where a first flow is closed and an open state where the first flow path is open by moving toward an space from the closed state. The first valve is formed with an axial through-hole that communicates with the first flow path and the space. A pressure-receiving area of the first valve against a jack chamber is smaller than that against the space. Further, a second valve is provided in the space on a second flow path so as to transition between a first state where the axial through-hole is closed and an inflow path oriented toward the space from the jack chamber is open and a second state where it is closed and the axial through-hole is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHOWA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Murakami, Hiroyuki Miyata