Patents Assigned to Nifco Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210178985
    Abstract: A resin bracket for fixing an onboard device to a window glass employed in a vehicle. The bracket includes plural bracket pieces, each configured to be adhered to the window glass, a coupling portion configured to couple together adjacent bracket pieces of the bracket pieces so as to allow relative movement therebetween, and an engaging portion provided at each of the bracket pieces so as to enable plural engagement portions provided at the onboard device to engage with the respective engaging portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Naoya TAKEDA, Mitsuru FUKUMOTO, Satoshi HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210146843
    Abstract: A shielding member comprises a generally rectangular and flexible sheet member including a first part and a second part, a first wire surrounding at least a portion of the first part, and a second wire surrounding at least a portion of the second part. The shielding member is foldable in two about a portion between the first wire and the second wire such that the first part with the first wire and the second part with the second wire overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: HAYASHI TELEMPU CORPORATION, NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki ASAI, Atsuko INUKAI, Jun FUJIMATSU, Yuto AOKI
  • Patent number: 11008792
    Abstract: An urging structure for a lid includes a spring member having one spring end linked to a supply-port-forming member and the other spring end linked to a lid, and provided so as to be most elastically deformed at an intermediate position between a closed position and a maximum open position of the lid to urge the lid. The spring member is linked to the lid in such a way so as to vary a distance between the other spring end and a turning center of the lid, and the distance stays constant when the lid is in the closed position and in the intermediate position, increases in a process of moving from the intermediate position to the maximum open position, and becomes maximum when the lid is in the maximum open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Taku Hirama
  • Patent number: 10981483
    Abstract: An assist grip includes a hollow molding member in which a grip main member is formed by a gas assist molding method, a holding portion, and concave storage portions provided to be connected to both longitudinal ends of the holding portion by interposing curved portions; and is attached to an attachment-face side by holding tools supported in both storage portions. Each of the storage portions is partitioned by an inner side wall and an outer side wall facing each other in a longitudinal direction; an upper wall connecting upper sides of the side walls at a curved-portion side; a lower wall connecting lower sides of the side walls at a terminal side; and a bottom wall connecting to both side walls and the upper and lower walls at an outer face side. The upper walls include inclined faces wherein inner faces on a storage-portion side are inclined toward a bottom-wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Ryuhei Nishida
  • Patent number: 10983202
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor part having a vibrating member and a mounting method therefor that allows the sensor part to be mounted to a target member such as a bumper in a simple, efficient and reliable manner. The sensor part includes a first assembly (3) including a tubular first case (5), a vibrating member (7) temporarily retained by the first case, and a pressing member (12) slidably supported in the first case, and a second assembly (4) including a second case (34) to be connected to the first case, and a circuit board (35) for controlling the vibrating member. After the first case is fixed to the target member, the pressing member is pushed so as to release the vibrating member from the temporal retention, and press the vibrating member against the target member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ochiai, Tomoharu Izume
  • Patent number: 10967734
    Abstract: In a valve device for a fuel tank, a fuel liquid level of filling-up fuel feed and an allowable fuel amount of additional fuel feed can be easily and appropriately changed by replacing only a part of components forming the valve device. A first valve chamber has a structure of positioning an open end below a support portion of a first float having a passage portion for a fluid. A second valve chamber includes a support portion of a second float having a passage portion for the fluid. The first valve chamber and the second valve chamber are formed by fitting a lower-portion including the support portion and the open end of the first float and the support portion of the second float relative to an upper-portion including a first valve opening and a second valve opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Sui, Tsuyoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 10967809
    Abstract: An airbag device attached to a vehicle body frame member and covered by a garnish is configured such that when a bag body is deployed, the airbag device pushes out the garnish to create a gap between the garnish and the vehicle body frame member to allow the bag body to be inflated out of the gap. A clip for securing the garnish to the vehicle body frame member includes a first member configured to be fixed to the vehicle body frame member, a second member configured to be fixed to the garnish, and a connecting member for keeping the first member and the second member connected when the airbag is deployed. The first member and the second member are provided with a first inclined planar surface and a second inclined planar surface, respectively, that are slidable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Hajime Naoi
  • Patent number: 10952511
    Abstract: An end cover to be attached to an end of a string is provided. The end cover includes a finger-hooking projecting portion having a first finger-hooking face, and a base portion having a second finger-hooking face, and the second finger-hooking face is provided at a position to suppress a rotation of the end cover as a support point of the first finger-hooking face when a pulling force acts on the string using the first finger-hooking face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Yohei Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10946320
    Abstract: An oil separating device for separating an oil mist from a blow-by gas is arranged on a flow passage of the blow-by gas. The oil separating device includes an oil separator having an inlet formed at one end thereof and an outlet formed at another end thereof opposite to the one end; a collision wall arranged at a downstream side of the oil separator, and including an uneven portion formed on a surface thereof to face the outlet of the oil separator; and a filter arranged between the oil separator and collision wall. The oil separator is formed such that the oil mist in the blow-by gas coalesces together to form a coalesced oil mist, the filter removes the coalesced oil mist from the blow-by gas, and the collision wall separates a remained oil mist remained in the blow-by gas through the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Garrett, Alex Inglis
  • Patent number: 10913349
    Abstract: A fuel filler port device includes a fuel filler port, a main flap which is disposed in the fuel filler port and is configured to be rotated to an open position by introducing a fuel filler nozzle to open the fuel filler port, a drain opening disposed in the fuel filler port at an outer side of the main flap, and a closure mechanism which closes the drain opening in a fuel filling state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Kensuke Ogose
  • Patent number: 10913650
    Abstract: In a valve device for a fuel tank, a condition of blowing out a fuel to an outside of a fuel tank can be prevented as little as possible. The valve device includes a valve opening for communicating inside and outside of the fuel tank; a valve chamber formed below the valve opening; and a float disposed inside the valve chamber to be movable up and down, and the valve chamber has a structure of positioning an open end below a support portion of the float having a passage portion for a fluid. An orifice is formed in the support portion, and by a notch portion formed in the valve chamber, an entrance of an orifice-ventilation path communicating with the orifice is formed at a side lower than the support portion and at a side upper than the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Mingliang He, Xiaohui Sui, Yousuke Washio
  • Patent number: 10913418
    Abstract: An attachment structure for a protector member is provided, wherein a positional accuracy regarding the protector member for a reinforcement can be improved. The attachment structure for the protector member for attaching the resin-made protector member located between the reinforcement and a bumper to the reinforcement includes a fastening structure of fastening the protector member to the reinforcement such that an attachment position of the protector member relative to the reinforcement is adjustable in a longitudinal direction of the reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Tsunehisa Isomura
  • Patent number: 10882481
    Abstract: A bumper fastening structure fastens a front bumper, via a retainer, to a front fender. A retainer includes a body and a fixing catch that is to be fitted in a fitting hole of a fender flange. The body includes a pair of clamp walls clamping a bumper flange. At least one of the clamp walls has an inner face that is a slope face, so that a wedge-shape space is formed. The bumper flange includes a wedge-shape portion corresponding to the wedge-shape space, the wedge-shape portion having a thickness which increases toward a second through hole. The bumper fastening structure further includes a screw that tightens the clamp walls and the bumper flange together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Naofumi Yagame
  • Patent number: 10883557
    Abstract: A damper includes a piston provided with a rod, and a housing storing the piston, and generates a braking force by an operation of the piston. The piston includes a seal member relative to an inner wall of the housing; and a slider contacting the inner wall of the housing with a predetermined frictional force. When the braking force is generated, the slider presses against the seal member, and a portion contacting the inner wall of the housing in the seal member deforms toward an outside of the housing. At an inner side of the portion contacting the inner wall of the housing in the seal member, a deformation control portion is provided, which suppresses the seal member from deforming toward an inside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Shigemitsu Tomita
  • Patent number: 10874395
    Abstract: A closure device of the present invention includes two closure elements, and two sheet materials for integrally disposing the two closure elements. Each of the closure elements includes a base portion, a drawstring portion integrally extending from the base portion, and an adjustment portion including an engaged portion having a shape engageable with the drawstring portion. The base portion of one closure element of the two closure elements and the adjustment portion of the other closure element of the two closure elements are integrally disposed on one of the sheet materials, and the adjustment portion of one closure element and the base portion of the other closure element are disposed integrally on the other of the sheet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Mikio Nezu
  • Patent number: 10857918
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: NIFCO INC., TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suguru Furuuchi, Takao Tsutsui, Tsutomu Fujikake
  • Patent number: 10857946
    Abstract: A shutter is formed to be capable of bending in a sliding direction, and slides along a pair of guide grooves including a curved portion at one portion thereof, the guide grooves being provided on two sides, facing each other, of an opening of a device main member and a shutter storage side, to open and close the opening. The shutter includes a shutter base material sliding along the guide grooves in a state wherein corresponding portions fit into the guide grooves; and a hinge base material disposed on an outer face of the shutter base material. Also, the hinge base material is a sheet formed by a continuous fiber reinforced plastic or a sheet produced using a pre-preg material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Taniguchi, Seonkyu Lim
  • Patent number: 10807442
    Abstract: A wind direction adjustment device includes a plurality of fins supported at top and bottom end sides in a case; a link mechanism associating the fins; a horizontal-fin supported at right and left end sides at second support portions in the case; and a knob supported movably to front and back and to right and left relative to the horizontal fin. The wind direction adjustment device adjustably switches between a parallel air-blowing mode wherein the fins become approximately parallel to one another and a dispersive air-blowing mode wherein two or more of the fins are turned in opposite directions through the knob. The parallel air-blowing mode is switched to the dispersive air-blowing mode by operating the knob forward or backward in an air-blowing direction, wherein by operating the knob to a right or left side, some fins turn in an approximately same direction to switch a dispersive air-blowing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Takehiko Nemoto
  • Patent number: 10800343
    Abstract: Provided is an onboard electronic device mounting structure that prevents rattling of the electronic device, and does not unduly limit the mounting space for other components. The mounting structure (1) secures a camera (2) to a window (W) of a vehicle via a mounting device (3). An engagement portion (14) provided in a front end side of the camera abuts against a base (8) of the mounting device, and a biased portion including a columnar member provided on a lateral side of the camera is supported by the base. A biasing member (18) of the base biases the biased portion against a supporting portion (17) of the base. The supporting portion is provided with two supporting surfaces (17a and 17b) which support the biased portion with two reaction forces each at an angle to the direction of the biasing force of the biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Keita Kasai, Tadahiro Matori, Hajime Naoi
  • Patent number: 10766359
    Abstract: The fuel filler neck device is attached to a filler pipe and is opened and closed by a fueling nozzle. The device has a cover member which has an introduction opening for the fueling nozzle and which is engaged with the filler pipe side with engagement parts formed on the filler pipe side being fitted in window holes. Insertion parts are respectively formed adjacent to the engagement parts in the circumferential direction of the filler pipe. The engagement parts can be each disengaged by deforming or breaking the cover member side by inserting a portion of a tool into the insertion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Takatsugu Hirose, Shunpei Nabeya, Kensuke Ogose