|SHIMANO INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150247767||CRANK ARM - A crank arm is provided that includes a crank body, a sensor support member and at least one sensor. The crank body has an axle mounting portion. The sensor support member is member attached to the crank body, and has an axle support portion that is configured to support an axle. The at least one strain sensor is disposed on the sensor support member.||09-03-2015|
|20150240875||BICYCLE BOTTOM BRACKET ASSEMBLY - A bicycle bottom bracket assembly comprises a first adapter, a first bearing, a second adapter and a second bearing. The first adapter extends along a first center axis of the first adapter. The first bearing comprises first rolling elements and a first outer race. The first outer race is configured to be fitted in the first adapter. The first outer race is slidable relative to the first adapter in both axial directions along the first center axis in a state where the first outer race is fitted in the first adapter. The second adapter extends along a second center axis of the second adapter. The second bearing comprises second rolling elements and a second outer race. The second outer race is configured to be provided in the second adapter such that the second outer race is a separate member from the first outer race.||08-27-2015|
|20150239517||BICYCLE SEATPOST ASSEMBLY - A bicycle seatpost assembly comprises a first cylinder, a second cylinder, a positioning structure, and a an adjusting structure. The second cylinder is configured to be telescopically received in the first cylinder. The positioning structure is configured to relatively position the first cylinder and the second cylinder and configured to switch a state of the bicycle seatpost assembly among a first adjustable state and a second adjustable state. In the first adjustable state, a positional relationship between the first cylinder and the second cylinder is adjustable within a first adjustable position range. In the second adjustable state in which the positional relationship between the first cylinder and the second cylinder is adjustable within a second adjustable position range different from the first adjustable position range. The adjusting structure is configured to adjust at least one of the first adjustable position range and the second adjustable position range.||08-27-2015|
|20150239449||BICYCLE HOSE STRUCTURE - A bicycle hose structure comprises a tubular main body and a first electrical conductor. The tubular main body defines a through-hole, an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface. The through-hole is configured to arrange a force transmitting element provided so as to transmit operating force. The first electrical conductor is provided at least radially inwardly of the outer peripheral surface and has an end portion configured to be electrically connected to a bicycle component.||08-27-2015|
Patent applications by SHIMANO INC.