Patents Assigned to Kojima Industries Corporation
  • Patent number: 11993210
    Abstract: An in-vehicle camera fixing structure includes a casing that supports an in-vehicle camera, and a bracket that holds the casing below. The casing includes a fulcrum rod protruding forward, and a left shaft and a right shaft supported above the casing and extending in a lateral direction. The bracket includes a fulcrum support structure that swingably supports the fulcrum rod, left and right temporary shaft placement pieces, and left and right shaft fixing structures that fix the left shaft and the right shaft in front of the left and right temporary shaft placement pieces, respectively. When the casing is directed forward and the casing is attached to the bracket, the left and right temporary shaft placement pieces guide the left shaft and the right shaft forward, and guide the left shaft and the right shaft toward the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Maeda, Kazuhiro Kawamoto, Keiichiro Ito, Keiji Onodera, Satoshi Hasegawa, Kouki Tsukui, Keirai Jyou, Daisuke Kanou
  • Publication number: 20240083955
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a highly contracted artificial fibroin fiber including a modified fibroin, in which a contraction percentage defined by the following equation exceeds 7%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicants: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Sugahara, Keisuke Morita, Hiroyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11907020
    Abstract: Provided is a display device provided inside a vehicle. The display device includes: a display having flexibility and a sheet shape; a movement mechanism that includes a connection connected to a first end portion of the display and in which the connection moves in a direction intersecting a front-rear direction of the vehicle; and a guide mechanism configured to guide a second end portion of the display in a guide direction different from a movement direction of the connection in association with movement of the connection while curving and supporting a part of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumihiro Onogi, Takahiro Suzuki, Yasuyuki Andou, Norifumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11731510
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is provided with a touch panel that enables an operator to input vehicle speed control instructions during an automatic driving mode and a mechanical operation unit for inputting driving control instructions. The mechanical operation unit can be stored in a storage compartment covered with a lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Shitara, Yasukazu Honda, Masahiro Nakamura, Makoto Kato, Eiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11485323
    Abstract: A heater includes a heat generation element which includes a heater wire which spreads in a planar manner, and a metal plate serving as a heat dissipation element which includes a material having a high thermal conductivity, which is placed on a vehicle windowpane side of the heat generation element, which is heated by heat from the heat generation element, and which irradiates heat to the vehicle windowpane side. The vehicle windowpane is heated by the heat irradiated from the metal plate serving as the heat dissipation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, TOKYO COSMOS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ooji, Hitoshi Shimada, Kazuya Shibata, Noritaka Terasawa, Masashi Kaji
  • Patent number: 11286286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a protein fiber, including an extension and contraction step of contracting or extending a protein raw fiber containing a protein by bringing the protein raw fiber into contact with a liquid or vapor; and a drying step of drying the protein raw fiber that has undergone the extension and contraction step while adjusting a length of the protein raw fiber to an arbitrary length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Morinaga, Takehisa Maekawa
  • Publication number: 20210388557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a protein fiber, including a step of bringing a protein raw fiber containing a protein into contact with water vapor in a storing chamber in which a temperature is adjusted within a range of less than 120° C. to perform heat treatment of the protein raw fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicants: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka KAJI, Ryuhei ENDO, Satoshi MiYAGUCHI, Kohsuke TOGASHI, Daichi YAMAGAMI, Mizuki IGARASHI, Takahito NISHIKADO
  • Patent number: 11142553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protein composition formed of dry matter of a dispersion in which a protein is dispersed in a stabilizer solution, in which the stabilizer includes at least one type selected from the group consisting of a catechol-based stabilizer, 6-hydroxy-2,5,7,8-tetramethylchroman-2-carboxylic acid, 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, 2-tert-butyl-4-methoxyphenol, and 6,6?-di-tert-butyl-4,4?-butylidenedi-m-cresol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Taniike, Anh Thi Ngoc Dao, Koyuru Nakayama, Junichi Shimokata, Kengo Takeuchi, Abhijit Ravikiran Muley, Sunita Darbe
  • Publication number: 20210305652
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a battery including a cell array and a case is provided. The cell array includes a plurality of single cells arranged in a certain direction. The case includes a pair of compartment members of which a longitudinal direction is a direction in which the single cells are arranged, and a first end member provided at a first end in the longitudinal direction. In the manufacturing method, in space surrounded by the compartment members and the first end member, the cell array and a second end member facing the first end member across the cell array are placed. In a direction to compress the cell array from an outside part of the second end member, each compartment member is joined with the second end member at a second end in the longitudinal direction while a predetermined load is applied to bind the cell array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi FUJIWARA, Taichi EGAWA, Tomotaka OSAKABE
  • Publication number: 20210214404
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an artificial hair fiber that includes an artificial fibroin fiber containing a modified fibroin and that expands when being in a wet state and shrinks when being dried after the wet state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Matsuo, Hideto Ishii, Yunosuke Abe
  • Patent number: 11060452
    Abstract: A turbocharger including a compressor housing, a flange, an air bypass valve and a seal. The compressor housing has an impeller housing, an upstream passage positioned upstream of the impeller housing and a downstream passage positioned downstream of the impeller housing. The flange is coupled to the compressor housing and has a bypass passage connected to the downstream passage of the compressor housing and the upstream passage of the compressor housing. A groove is formed at a surface of the flange opposing the compressor housing and the seal is fitted into the groove. Therefore, a tight seal of the flange and the compressor housing can be ensured by the seal. Further, the air bypass valve is coupled only to the flange. Therefore, a tight seal of the turbocharger can be ensured easier than in a case where the air bypass valve is coupled over the flange and the compressor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Nakagawa, Shinji Kuraoka
  • Patent number: 10961285
    Abstract: Provided is a molded article of a composition comprising a polypeptide, wherein the polypeptide is at least one kind selected from the group consisting of natural spider silk protein and polypeptides derived from natural spider silk protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Sugahara, Kaori Sekiyama, Ayumi Abe, Junichi Shimokata, Junichi Noba, Shinji Hirai
  • Patent number: 10836322
    Abstract: A console box includes a box body with an opening, a pair of lid members, and a seal bar. Each lid member is pivotally coupled to the box body via a hinge for opening and closing a corresponding portion of the opening. The pair of lid members are configured to pivot in a same direction for opening or closing the corresponding portions of the opening. The seal bar is configured to close a gap between the pair of lid members. In addition, the seal bar is configured to pivot relative to the box body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10697212
    Abstract: A console box includes a box body with an opening, a pair of lids hinged to the box body to open and close the opening, and a lock mechanism configured to lock the lids in closed positions for closing the opening. The lock mechanism includes a first operation member configured to unlock the pair of lids separately from each other, and a second operation member configured to unlock the pair lids simultaneously with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200165311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypeptide solution in which polypeptide including an amino acid sequence derived from type I keratin that belongs to Cluster Ia is dissolved in a solvent including a formic acid or a solvent including an aprotic polar agent having a dipole moment of 3.0 D or more and an inorganic salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicants: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Ayumi Abe, Keisuke Morita, Kenji Kurachi, Yunosuke Abe
  • Publication number: 20200130335
    Abstract: A composite material 100 is obtained by laminating and tightly adhering a fabric 60 containing fibers made of spider silk fibroin and a synthetic resin film 50 having a tensile elongation equal to or greater than that of the fabric 60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Uchida, Masahiro Asakawa, Hiroyuki Mori, Wataru Ishida, Shinya Ueda
  • Publication number: 20200116083
    Abstract: A turbocharger including a compressor housing, a flange, an air bypass valve and a seal. The compressor housing has an impeller housing, an upstream passage positioned upstream of the impeller housing and a downstream passage positioned downstream of the impeller housing. The flange is coupled to the compressor housing and has a bypass passage connected to the downstream passage of the compressor housing and the upstream passage of the compressor housing. A groove is formed at a surface of the flange opposing the compressor housing and the seal is fitted into the groove. Therefore, a tight seal of the flange and the compressor housing can be ensured by the seal. Further, the air bypass valve is coupled only to the flange. Therefore, a tight seal of the turbocharger can be ensured easier than in a case where the air bypass valve is coupled over the flange and the compressor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya NAKAGAWA, Shinji KURAOKA
  • Patent number: 10549699
    Abstract: A container includes a bottom wall, an upper surface, and an outer end portion having an outwardly directed end surface. A side wall is provided that includes an inner surface and a lower end portion. An integral hinge is provided connecting a lower end portion of an inside wall integrally connected to an outer end portion of a bottom of the container and a lower end portion of the outside wall. The inner surface of the outside wall is offset from a downward extension of the side wall's inner surface. A lower surface of part the lower end portion of the side wall and lateral wall contacts the upper surface of the bottom wall in an up-down direction of the container. The inner surface of the outside wall contacts at least one of the outwardly directed end surfaces of the bottom wall and the outer surface of the inside wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Kikuo Sugimura, Michio Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20200031887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a highly contracted artificial fibroin fiber including a modified fibroin, in which a contraction percentage defined by the following equation exceeds 7%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicants: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Sugahara, Keisuke Morita, Hiroyuki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200031886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a protein fiber, including an extension and contraction step of contracting or extending a protein raw fiber containing a protein by bringing the protein raw fiber into contact with a liquid or vapor; and a drying step of drying the protein raw fiber that has undergone the extension and contraction step while adjusting a length of the protein raw fiber to an arbitrary length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicants: Spiber Inc., Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Morinaga, Takehisa Maekawa