Patents Assigned to Nifco Inc.
  • Patent number: 10446947
    Abstract: A clip for grounding includes a grommet member made of a conductive resin, electrically connected to a grounding processing object, and fitted into an attachment hole formed in a nonconductive attachment object so as to link the grounding processing object to the attachment object; and a contact member made of metal, combined with the grommet member, and provided with an elastic contact portion relative to a reference potential member positioned on a fitting tip side of the grommet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Daisuke Mori
  • Patent number: 10434960
    Abstract: A member attachment structure includes: a first member on which an attachment portion equipped with an engaged portion is provided; a second member in which an attachment hole is provided; and an attachment clip equipped with a distal end portion, a pair of plate-shaped portions are disposed opposing each other with the attachment portion of the first member being inserted therebetween, an engaging portion engages with the engaged portion, an engaging claw portion engages with an edge portion of the attachment hole, and a projecting portion that is provided on the opposing surface of the plate-shaped portion and projects, in an opposing direction in which the pair of plate-shaped portions oppose each other, from an end portion side in a width direction orthogonal to a direction in which the at least one plate-shaped portion extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: NIFCO INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kamei, Atsushi Usami, Masayuki Amano
  • Patent number: 10428857
    Abstract: This clip is used for, for example, attaching and constraining one member to the other member in a detachable manner, and is provided with a head disposed so as to block off a through hole of one of the members among through holes formed through the two members, and a leg which is inserted in the through hole, and which engages the back side of the other member. The clip is at least provided with a first member having a head, a suction part protruding from the circumference of the head, and an insertion hole in the axial direction, and a second member having a head overlaid so as to have a watertight structure with the head of the first member, and the leg formed perpendicularly with respect to the head, and inserted in the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Takuya Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10398197
    Abstract: A cord lock includes a main body having front and rear walls and two side walls, an elongated hole, and an inclined portion formed in an inner surface of the side walls; and an operating button having front and rear wall side operating portions arranged on the front wall and the rear wall, respectively, a connecting portion integrally connected to the front and rear wall side operating portions through the elongated hole, a biasing device biasing the front and rear side operating portions to the one side opening to cooperate with the inclined portion, and a gear-shaped engagement portion adapted to pinch the band inserted into the tubular shape. The operating button has a pivot portion, wherein a distance between an axial end of the pivot portion and a shaft end supporting the gear-shaped engagement portion is narrower than a thickness of the gear-shaped engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Yohei Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10400931
    Abstract: A curved portion at an inner circumferential face on a bend direction inside of a bend has a circular arc shape. By configuring the curved portion with a circular arc shape, a recess, serving as an example of a cross-sectional area enlargement portion that enlarges the cross-sectional area of a flow path of a pipe body running along a direction of an axial line 13, is formed in the inner circumferential face on the bend direction inside of the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Youhei Souma, Hiroyuki Nakaya, Yoshio Tomono, Tadahiro Kitamura, Yoshiyuki Goto
  • Patent number: 10396489
    Abstract: A grommet includes a body cylinder, an attachment cylinder, and a resilient retention portion. The body cylinder is configured such that a line shaped member is insertable therethrough. The attachment cylinder is provided at one end portion in an axis direction of the body cylinder and is configured to be attached to an opening formed at an attachment target. The resilient retention portion is provided between the body cylinder and the attachment cylinder, and is configured to resiliently deform to abut and retain the line shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Nifco Inc., Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kanako Mizuno, Masato Arashi
  • Publication number: 20190254673
    Abstract: A closure device 100 that closes a wound on a skin includes a pair of sheet members 41a, 41b that have an axial direction da and a width direction db orthogonal to the axial direction da and face each other with a space 41s provided in the width direction db, and a plurality of closure elements 2a, 2b that are attached to the pair of sheet members 41a, 41b across the space 41s and arranged in the axial direction da. The closure element 2a, 2b respectively include bases 10a, 10b and adjusters 30a, 30b that are arranged on the pair of sheet members 41a, 41b to face each other across the space 41s, and drawstrings 20a, 20b that extend from the bases 10a, 10b and engage with the adjusters 30a, 30b. The pair of sheet members 41a, 41b include a plurality of slits 51, 52 provided in a plurality of areas, each of the plurality of areas being provided between pairs of the closure elements 2a, 2b adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Mikio NEZU
  • Patent number: 10385743
    Abstract: An oil separator includes: an oil separator main body that is formed with a gas flow path between a gas introduction port that introduces blow-by gas and a gas discharge port that discharges the blow-by gas; a flap that opens and closes the gas flow path, and that includes a substantially circular shaped valve section including a straight line portion of a substantially straight line shape at a portion of an outer periphery of the valve section; and a first impact wall for capturing oil, that is provided along the outer periphery of the valve section at a downstream side of the valve section in the gas flow path, that includes a straight line portion of a substantially straight line shape along the straight line portion of the valve section, and that is impacted by the blow-by gas flowing out from a peripheral edge of the valve section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Motoharu Takai
  • Patent number: 10386566
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting device includes a storage member with an opening for receiving an object and a support bottom portion; a light source; and a light guide member including an incident portion positioned on an outer peripheral portion side of the light guide member, a light emission surface arranged along an edge of the opening, and a shielding wall positioned between the outer peripheral portion and the inner peripheral portion and extending along the receiving opening. The light guide member further includes a portion where a distance between the inner peripheral portion and the outer peripheral portion is gradually reduced as it moves in from the incident portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Taeko Ueno, Sachiko Koyama
  • Patent number: 10384583
    Abstract: An assist grip includes a retainer having a secured part secured to an attachment surface, and a pair of shaft-supporting parts; and a grip body that has a pair of recessed parts provided at both ends, a guide groove through which the shaft-supporting parts can slide and which is formed in at least one of two inside surfaces facing each other, and bearing holes provided in both inside surfaces; the grip body being turned about the shaft-supporting parts as a fulcrum to switch between a storage position and a usage position. The guide groove extends from the open edges of the recessed parts toward the inner bottom surface, and at least one bearing hole of both inside surfaces has an elastic locking piece positioned in a bearing hole or in the terminal end of the guide groove, the piece matingly or retainingly locking an end part of a shaft-supporting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Takefumi Adachi, Ryuhei Nishida
  • Publication number: 20190217772
    Abstract: To provide a vehicle illumination device that achieves good design and that appropriately emits light in a sequence of operations for charging. A vehicle illumination device 1 includes: first light emitting portions 21a and 21b disposed in the vicinity of a boundary portion 4 between a body 2 and a lid 14 via notched portions 18a and 18b formed at upper and lower edges of the lid 14; and second light emitting portions 22a and 22b disposed inside the lid 14. When the lid 14 is unlocked in operation to unlock the lid 14, the first light emitting portions 21a and 21b are turned on. When the lid 14 is depressed in operation to open the lid 14, the first light emitting portions 21a and 21b are turned off. When the lid 14 is opened, the second light emitting portions 22a and 22b are turned on to illuminate power supply ports 11 and 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Taeko UENO, Yasuhiro WATANABE, Hiroshi OCHIAI, Atsushi DOI
  • Patent number: 10351056
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light-guide member having an annular shape provided with an incidence portion of a light in one portion, and illuminating the entirety by propagating an incident light; and a diffusion cover disposed on a side opposite to a light source relative to the incidence portion by interposing the light-guide member therebetween, and diffusing a light generated from the light-guide member. The diffusion cover includes a plate-shaped base portion covering the incidence portion side in the light-guide member, and a circular portion covering the remaining portions of the light-guide member by integrating an outer peripheral portion into the plate-shaped base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Sachiko Koyama, Taeko Ueno
  • Patent number: 10337582
    Abstract: A damper is formed by a housing member wherein an outer cylinder portion and an inner cylinder portion that are cylindrically formed are concentrically disposed, and respective lower ends are connected to each other at a bottom portion, and at an upper end of the outer cylinder portion, an open end portion is formed, and a groove portion is formed on an inner periphery; and a lid member provided with a rotor inserted from the open end portion, and housed in the housing member, and formed with a projection portion engaging the groove portion. A thin wall portion which is thinner than the outer cylinder portion is formed in a vicinity of a groove portion side in the outer cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Ono
  • Publication number: 20190193613
    Abstract: Provided is a seat-cover fitting structure capable of preventing a seat cover from accidentally separating from a seat main body. In a seat-cover fitting structure 1, a resin clip 41 that is fitted to an end member 10 attached to the lower end of a hanging cotton-cloth member of a seat cover and a metal clip 50 that is fitted to the exterior of the resin clip 41 engage each other with gaps X1, X2, and X3 formed therebetween. In a state where the metal clip 50 is stuck to, by magnetic force, a main-body-side member that is embedded in the seat main body, the resin clip 41 moves with respect to the metal clip 50 within the ranges of the gaps X1, X2, and X3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: NIFCO INC., TACHI-S CO., LTD
    Inventors: Suguru FURUUCHI, Takao TSUTSUI, Tsutomu FUJIKAKE
  • Patent number: 10328792
    Abstract: Provided is a lid device, which is compact and can be installed in an efficient manner. The lid device (20) releasably locks a lid (10) provided with a hinge (12) in a closed position. The lid device is provided with a push lifter (32) that alternates between an extended state and a retracted state each time the lid is pushed, a motor (46) placed next to the push lifter, a lock member (18) and a transmission mechanism (64) for transmitting the output of the motor. The lock member and the transmission mechanism are positioned between the push lifter and a side profile of the drive unit remote from the push lifter, and the lock member is moveable in a direction substantially perpendicular to a lengthwise direction of the push lifter and a direction from the push lifter toward the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Young-gook Lee, Junpei Horikawa
  • Patent number: 10322631
    Abstract: A fuel filling aperture opening and closing device includes a closing member turned to an open position to open a fuel filling aperture by an introduction of a fuel filling nozzle. The closing member is provided with a flap member having a ring-shaped seal member, and an urging device urging the flap member to be positioned at a closed position. The seal member is provided with seal portions respectively inside and outside, and one of the inner and outer seal portions is a plate-shaped portion pressed by the urging against a projection piece bordering an opening edge portion of a pass-through opening of the fuel filling nozzle, and the other of the inner and outer seal portions is formed by an inside circumferential projecting portion and an outside circumferential projecting portion respectively pressed against the flap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sasaki, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: D856845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Taiyo Ishii
  • Patent number: D858348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Taiyo Ishii
  • Patent number: D858349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Taiyo Ishii
  • Patent number: D859208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Taiyo Ishii