Patents Assigned to Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20210261052
    Abstract: The present invention includes a stationary member, a movable member, a holding member, and a driving member. The stationary member has a stationary-side spherical surface. The movable member has a movable-side spherical surface. The stationary-side spherical surface and the movable-side spherical surface together forms a gap. The stationary-side spherical surface and the movable-side spherical surface are interposed with a sealant, which seals the gap. Consequently, the present invention allows smooth adjustment of an angle of a mirror surface, and prevention of water penetrating inside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210261054
    Abstract: The present invention includes a shaft, a gear case, a cover, a motor, and a rotational force transmission mechanism. The gear case has an upright wall. The cover has a fitting wall and a cover wall. The upright wall and the fitting wall are provided with a fitting member. The fitting member includes a fitting protruding unit, and an elastically deformable fitting piece having a fitting opening unit. As a result, the present invention can sufficiently reduce the number of parts and can surely prevent the cover from rattling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ikuo SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20210239291
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source, and an aberration correction lens unit, that corrects chromatic aberration, irradiates in a frontward direction with direct light from the light source. The aberration correction lens unit includes a first lens located in a front side of the light source, and a second lens located in front of the first lens. The aberration correction lens unit performs vibration control for vibrating intersections in a front-back direction. The intersections are intersections of an optical axis, and red, green, and blue components of white light incident in parallel from the front toward the outside in the radial direction from the optical axis side of the aberration correction lens unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro OKUBO
  • Publication number: 20210231279
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp includes a first light source that emits light forming a passing light distribution pattern; a second light source that is disposed forward of the first light source and emits light forming a traveling light distribution pattern; a reflector that reflects the light from the first and the second light sources; a first lens that projects the light reflected forward by the reflector; and a second lens that transmits the light from the second light source toward the reflector. The second light source and the first light source are disposed on the same plane. The reflector has first and second reflective surfaces. The first reflective surface reflects the light from the first light source to the first lens. The second reflective surface is disposed forward of the first reflective surface and reflects the light from the second light source through the second lens to the first lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji OHASHI, Eiji SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11073270
    Abstract: A vehicular headlight which, by using a fan, can efficiently cool a light source through a heat sink and also efficiently cool a light source drive circuit. The vehicular headlight includes a lamp housing, a lamp lens, a lamp unit, a fan, and a light source drive circuit. The lamp unit includes a light source, a heat sink, and a light control member. An outlet side of the fan faces the heat sink, and an intake side of the fan faces the light source drive circuit. The vehicular headlight can efficiently cool the light source through the heat sink and also efficiently cool the light source drive circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210206319
    Abstract: A vehicle outer mirror device includes a housing, a mirror main body, a mirror drive unit, and an imaging unit. The housing is attached to a door of a vehicle and includes an opening facing rear of the vehicle. The mirror main body is disposed in the opening of the housing and has a light reflection region reflecting light entering from outside of the housing and a light transmission region capable of transmitting the light to inside of the housing. The mirror drive unit is disposed inside the housing and adjusts an orientation of the mirror main body. The imaging unit is fixed inside the housing, images the rear of the vehicle through the light transmission region, and is disposed in a state in which an imaging optical axis is inclined toward the outside of the vehicle with respect to a reflection optical axis of the light reflection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo NAGASHIMA, Takahiro TSUZUKI, Katsushi OSEKI
  • Publication number: 20210157202
    Abstract: A vehicle mirror includes: an image display section that displays an image with first polarized light; and a mirror section disposed on an image output side of the image display section, wherein, in order from the image display section side, the mirror section includes, for example, a first polarizer that transmits the first polarized light and reflects second polarized light, a polarization controller that controls a polarization state of light, and a second polarizer that transmits the first polarized light and absorbs the second polarized light, wherein the polarization controller includes a liquid crystal layer, a first electrode being set on a first polarizer side of the liquid crystal layer, and a second electrode being set on a second polarizer side of the liquid crystal layer, and wherein at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is formed with multiple area electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki KUMETA
  • Publication number: 20210131638
    Abstract: A light source unit of a vehicle lighting system includes: a light source to emit excitation light; a light generating unit including a luminescent layer to emit generation light by being irradiated with the excitation light and a holding member holding the luminescent layer; and a lens member to output generation light from the luminescent layer toward the front, with the light source unit mounted on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro SATO, Hironari ZUSHI
  • Publication number: 20210131636
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp includes a light source, a holding portion that holds the light source, and a reflector on which the holding portion is mounted and having a reflective surface for reflecting light from the light source. The reflector has a concave portion in a portion associated with the holding portion. The concave portion has a wall surface that reflects light from the light source on an end portion thereof on a vehicle inner side. The wall surface has a detour bending portion extending in an up-down direction and having a shape that winds back and forth on a front end periphery in a vehicle-mounted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriyuki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210123580
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source unit including a first light source and a second light source, a reflector which includes a plurality of first reflecting surfaces sharing a first focal point at a position corresponding to the first light source and a plurality of second reflecting surfaces sharing a second focal point at a position corresponding to the second light source, and which has a shape by which the first reflecting surfaces and the second reflecting surfaces diffuse a white light from the first light source and an orange light from the second light source in the right-left direction in an in-vehicle state, and an inner lens that emits the white light and the orange light reflected by the plurality of first reflecting surfaces and the plurality of second reflecting surfaces from a common emission surface to the front of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Manabu YATABE
  • Publication number: 20210116091
    Abstract: A vehicle light fixture includes: a reflector having a reflection surface; and a light source emitting light toward the reflection surface. The light source includes a first light emitting unit emitting light for low-beam light distribution, and a second light emitting unit emitting light for high-beam light distribution. The first light emitting unit is located at a focal point of the reflection surface. The second light emitting unit is located forward of the first light emitting unit, and is disposed so as to be offset from the first reference line toward a hot zone side of a low-beam light distribution pattern formed by light from the first light emitting unit on a screen. The first reference line extends through the focal point in the front-back direction. The reflection surface is formed in a surface shape that forms the low-beam light distribution pattern using light from the first light emitting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masateru HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10982833
    Abstract: The vehicle lamp of the present invention includes: a first light source that emits light for low-beam light distribution; a lens arranged in a front side of the first light source; a shade that is arranged between the first light source and the lens and forms a cut-off line of a low-beam light distribution pattern; a reflector that reflects light from the first light source towards the lens; and a second light source that is arranged between the first light source and the lens and emits light for high-beam additional light distribution. A rear focal point of the lens is located more to a front side than a second focal point which is a focal point on a front side of the reflector, and a lens optical axis of the lens is inclined forward and obliquely downward with respect to a lamp optical axis of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Iwasaki, Yasuhiro Okubo, Takanori Hamamoto, Yosuke Omori
  • Patent number: 10953790
    Abstract: A vehicle front headlight device includes: a fixed illumination section configured to shine light toward a first illuminated region at a lower side ahead of a vehicle; a variable illumination section that selectively adopts either an illumination angle from which light is shone toward a second illuminated region further ahead of the vehicle than and at an upper side of the first illuminated region, or a depiction angle from which a depicted pattern is shone toward a depiction region nearer to the vehicle than the first illuminated region; a support member to which the fixed illumination section being attached; a retention section that retains the variable illumination section and is supported by the support member so that it can pivot about an axial direction running along a vehicle width direction; and a drive section that causes the retention section to selectively adopt either the illumination angle or the depiction angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Ichikoh Industries, Ltd., Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Fumihiko Mouri, Takanori Hamamoto, Daisuke Takamura, Stéphane André
  • Patent number: 10940799
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inner rear-view device for a vehicle that includes a stay, a pivot, a bracket, a housing, a knob, a rear-view unit, a switching mechanism, a fixed engagement section, an elastically-engaged section, an elastically-deformed section, and a suppressing section. The inner rear-view device for the vehicle can adjust angles of a screen and the like and prevent movement of a knob at the time of angle adjustment of the screen and the like even when pivot torque is increased by a magnitude that corresponds to an increase in masses of the housing and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Nozaki, Masayuki Iwaki, Keisuke Honda
  • Publication number: 20210033257
    Abstract: An outer lens for a lighting fixture for a vehicle includes a first region formed of a first material and a second region formed of a second material adjacent to the first region. The first material transmits light in a visible light range. The second material has a first wavelength range with transmittance equal to or less than a first transmittance. A second wavelength range has a transmittance equal to or more than a second light transmittance. A third wavelength range is between the first wavelength range and the second wavelength range. The first wavelength range includes a visible light at an S wavelength or a shorter wavelength. The second wavelength range includes a wavelength range from an M wavelength to an L wavelength. The third wavelength range increases from the S wavelength to the M wavelength. The first wavelength range includes the emission wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shintaro OSADA, Kenichi ASAKA
  • Publication number: 20210031688
    Abstract: A vehicle mirror device includes a housing; an imaging device including an image light acquisition unit disposed in a lower surface of the housing in a vehicle-mounted state; a light projection device including an infrared irradiation unit disposed in the lower surface of the housing and disposed side by side with the image light acquisition unit in the left-and-right direction; and a plate-like attachment member including a surface on which the imaging device and the light projection device are mounted, and attached to the housing to hold the imaging device and the light projection device between the attachment member and the housing, the imaging device and the light projection device being fastened to the attachment member with screw members in a first direction. The attachment member is configured such that the imaging device and the light projection device are mountable thereon in a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Joichi KAWANISHI, Yuto WATANABE, Takashi NAKATANI, Takuro YUYAMA, Ryosuke IBA, Tetsuya NAGASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210024011
    Abstract: To provide an electric retractable vehicle periphery viewing device, that can improve fuel efficiency due to air resistance and that can prevent a damage or the like in the event of a collision of an obstacle when the device is in use, the electric retractable vehicle periphery viewing device of the present invention includes a base (2), a shaft (3) and a viewing assembly (4). The viewing assembly (4) includes a housing (4U), (4D), a viewing unit (5), and an electric retracting unit (6). The electric retracting unit (6) includes a casing (6U), (6D), a motor (7M), a speed reduction mechanism (7), a clutch mechanism (8), and a rotational force transmission mechanism (9). The motor (7M), the speed reduction mechanism (7), the clutch mechanism (8), and the rotational force transmission mechanism (9) are arranged in a direction intersecting with an axial direction of the shaft (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ikuo SAKATA
  • Patent number: 10895359
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source, a lens, and an optical member provided between the lens and the light source. The light source is provided on an attachment surface of a fixing member. The attachment surface includes a pair of fixing portions provided at positions paired with the light source being interposed therebetween and a contact portion provided to protrude from the attachment surface at a position apart from the light source in a direction perpendicular to a straight line connecting two fixing portions. A protruding amount of the contact portion from the attachment surface in an optical axis direction of the light source is greater than that of the fixing portion. A pair of fixing spots provided at one edge portion of the optical member is fixed to the fixing portions, and a contact spot provided at the other edge portion contacts the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiya Abe
  • Patent number: 10889234
    Abstract: The vehicle lamp according to the present invention includes: a light source; a movable shade rotating in a front-back direction and switchable to a second position where some of light from the light source is blocked; a power section having a moving shaft moving in a horizontal direction; and a power-transmitting section transmitting a moving force of the moving shaft, as a rotary force of the movable shade. The moving shaft has an engagement groove with which the power-transmitting section is engaged. The power-transmitting section includes a second arm having an engagement section slidably engaged with the engagement groove. The engagement section includes a first engagement section engaged with the engagement groove and extending in the front-back direction, and a second engagement section that has a substantially linear shape, is engaged with the engagement groove and is connected to and bent with respect to the first engagement section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiya Abe
  • Publication number: 20200406822
    Abstract: A vehicle mirror device includes a housing, an imaging device, a light projection device, and a light shield unit. The housing is attached to a side portion of a vehicle and holds a mirror. The imaging device is attached to the housing and includes an image light acquisition unit disposed in a lower surface of the housing in a vehicle-mounted state. The light projection device is attached to the housing and includes an infrared irradiation unit disposed in the lower surface of the housing and disposed side by side with the image light acquisition unit in a left-and-right direction in the vehicle-mounted state. The light shield unit is provided on the lower surface of the housing and blocks infrared light going from the infrared irradiation unit toward the image light acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Joichi KAWANISHI, Takuro YUYAMA, Ryosuke IBA, Tomoya MATSUBARA, Yuto WATANABE, Takashi NAKATANI, Tetsuya NAGASAKI, Miyuki OMORI