US Patent No. 9,238,496

MOTORCYCLE


Patent No. 9,238,496
Issue Date January 19, 2016 
Title Motorcycle
Inventorship Yojiro Tsutsumi, Saitama (JP)
Tadatoshi Shigetomi, Saitama (JP)
Mutsumi Katayama, Saitama (JP)
Assignee HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,238,496

1. A motorcycle comprising:
a first vibration generator mounted on an upper right region of an upwardly facing surface of a seat bottom plate of an occupant
seat,

a second vibration generator mounted on an upper left region of the upwardly facing surface of the seat bottom plate of the
occupant seat,

the first and second vibration generators are directly mounted on the upwardly facing surface of the seat bottom plate and
extend lengthwise in a front-to-rear direction along the seat bottom plate of the occupant seat, so that long sides of the
first and second vibration generators extend parallel to each other, and

driver means capable of selectively driving either one of, or both of, the first and second vibration generators in an upward
direction in response to at least one of inputted outside information and vehicle information detected by an in-vehicle system
to generate a vibration,

wherein each of the first and second generators includes a housing with a body portion slidably supporting a plurality of
magnetic movable members in a vertical direction, and a skirt portion extended downward from the body portion and connected
to the seat bottom plate,

wherein the body portion is provided with partially spherical flexible members made of an elastic material in positions corresponding
to one or more of the movable members protruding upward through holes in the upper surface of the body portion,

wherein the flexible members are made of a member different from the body portion of the housing and are adhered onto the
body portion by an adhesive.