Patents Assigned to NIFCO Korea Inc.
  • Patent number: 10703176
    Abstract: A device for opening and closing a damper using a knob of an air vent in a vehicle includes: a wing knob coupled to a horizontal wing mounted in an outlet of an air duct such that the wing knob is slidably movable on the horizontal wing; a first rack gear formed on a rear surface of the wing knob; a transfer gear body meshing with the first rack gear and rotatably mounted on upper and lower vertical wing support frames; a cam gear coaxially and rotatably connected to a lower portion of the transfer gear body; a slider mounted to a bottom surface of the air duct such that the slider is movable in a forward or backward direction on the bottom surface of the air duct, wherein the slider moves forward or backward while contacting the cam gear at a time of rotation of the cam gear; second rack gears formed at both side surfaces of the slider; and damper gears meshing with the second rack gears and rotatably mounted on the bottom surface of the air duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., NIFCO KOREA Inc.
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, Jang Hyeok Ahn, Choong Yeul Kim, Young Rok Lee, Keun Sig Lim, Dae Ig Jung, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim, Woo Hyuk Kim
  • Publication number: 20200189477
    Abstract: An internal storage structure of a vehicle may include a housing including an opening and configured of having a storage space disposed inside a crash pad, a cover portion configured to include a display module and to cover the opening, a first guide rail configured to be disposed on the side surface of the housing to be tilted by a predetermined angle, and a second guide rail configured to be disposed on the lower end portion of the cover portion to interlock with a gear portion disposed on the lower surface of the housing, and the cover portion is configured to be tilted forwardly along the second guide rail, and to move downwardly along the first guide rail and the second guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA INC., HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Kyung KIM, Dae Ig Jung, Young Ju Lee, Seung Hyeok Chang, Jae Whoan Park, Jong Chae Lee, Gi Seung Choi
  • Patent number: 10668787
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting direction of air flow of a slim type air vent for an automotive vehicle may include a nozzle type wing that can rotate angularly upwards or downwards and be mounted inside the air vent having slim structure and a gear for rotating the nozzle type wing upwards or downwards is formed on a single transverse wing exposed to the outside such that manipulation force for rotating the single transverse wing angularly upwards or downwards can be transmitted to the nozzle type wing through the gear to rotate the nozzle type wing angularly upwards or downwards and hence the upward or downward direction of air flow being discharged into a cabin can be easily adjusted by upward or downward angular and rotational operation of the nozzle type wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, NIFCO KOREA Inc., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, In Seop Kim, Young Rok Lee, Young Beom Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Dae Ig Jung, Keun Sig Lim, Ji Won Lee, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10661709
    Abstract: The present invention comprises: an LED; a light guide; a diffusion plate; and an air vent housing, wherein at least one shielding protrusion having a receiving portion is formed to protrude from the rear of the air vent housing having the irradiation hole formed therethrough into which the diffusion plate is inserted to be fixed, wherein a bent extension portion is formed to extend from one side of the light guide such that a locking protrusion inserted into the receiving portion formed in the shielding protrusion protrudes from the front thereof and an inflow portion, through which the light generated from the LED is introduced, protrudes from the rear thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO KOREA INC.
    Inventors: Keun Heung Kim, Jae Wook Jung, Yun Sup Hwang
  • Patent number: 10648215
    Abstract: There is provided a damper device for a glove compartment has a housing, a damping unit, a rack member and a gear. An insertion hole is formed through a bottom surface of the housing. The damping unit has a case which is fixed to the housing, and a rotation shaft which extends into an inside of the housing. The rack member is removably installed to the housing and is movable back and forth with respect to the housing. The gear is removably coupled to the rotation shaft through the insertion hole of the housing and meshes with the rack member. The case has a boss which protrudes into the housing and is received in the inside of the housing. The gear has a non-gear portion which is inserted to the insertion hole, and a flange which is in contact with the bottom surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO KOREA INC.
    Inventor: Dae Won Lee
  • Publication number: 20200123814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a G-sensor for an automobile tray, and more particularly, to a G-sensor for an automobile tray wherein a G-sensor for preventing a tray cover from being opened by an external force generated when the vehicle travels is modularized such that shared use of components can be realized, and at the same time, the G-sensor can be operably installed on the tray through an easy process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIFCO KOREA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoon Hwan Shin
  • Patent number: 10625575
    Abstract: A slim-type air vent device for a vehicle may include: a single horizontal wing mounted at an outlet position of a slim air duct to be vertically rotatable, the single horizontal wing being exposed to the outside; an integrated control knob mounted to the single horizontal wing to be horizontally movable; dampers mounted in a rear space in the slim air duct such that an opening angle of each of the dampers is adjustable; a gear assembly disposed between a back surface of the integrated control knob and rotation shafts of the dampers, the gear assembly having a plurality of gears; and a plurality of vertical wings mounted immediately behind the single horizontal wing in an internal space of the slim air duct, to be rotated in a left or right direction by a single link during a left or right movement of the integrated control knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA Inc., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, In Seop Kim, Young Rok Lee, Young Beom Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Dae Ig Jung, Keun Sig Lim, Ji Won Lee, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim
  • Publication number: 20200070623
    Abstract: The present invention comprises: an LED; a light guide; a diffusion plate; and an air vent housing, wherein at least one shielding protrusion having a receiving portion is formed to protrude from the rear of the air vent housing having the irradiation hole formed therethrough into which the diffusion plate is inserted to be fixed, wherein a bent extension portion is formed to extend from one side of the light guide such that a locking protrusion inserted into the receiving portion formed in the shielding protrusion protrudes from the front thereof and an inflow portion, through which the light generated from the LED is introduced, protrudes from the rear thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Nifco Korea Inc.
    Inventors: Keun Heung KIM, Jae Wook JUNG, Yun Sup HWANG
  • Patent number: 10500928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air vent for a vehicle, the air vent enabling adjusting of an air discharge direction of an air vent, which is for supplying the outside air to the inside of a vehicle, to various angles as well as diffusing the air being discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO KOREA INC.
    Inventor: Young Gook Lee
  • Patent number: 10449836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air vent for a vehicle, the air vent enabling adjusting of an air discharge direction of an air vent, which is for supplying the outside air to the inside of a vehicle, to various angles as well as diffusing the air being discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO KOREA INC.
    Inventors: Young Gook Lee, Sung Hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 10434921
    Abstract: A vehicle cup holder includes a body part including a storage part having an irradiation hole formed at one side thereof; a cover mounted at an upper portion of the body part so as to open or close the storage part; and a lamp unit mounted on the body part and fixed by a coupling member. The lamp unit includes a housing fixed to the body part at one side end portion thereof, an LED lamp module fitted into the one side portion of the housing, a lens coupled on a front surface of the housing such that light emitted from an LED mounted on a substrate of the LED lamp module, is irradiated through the irradiation hole of the storage part, and a guide lens provided between the housing and the lens so as to diffuse and irradiate the light generated by the LED through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO KOREA INC.
    Inventor: Dae Kyo Kim
  • Publication number: 20190210453
    Abstract: It is disclosed a FLVV including: an upper cover provided in the fuel tank, and having an outlet duct; a casing coupled to the upper cover; the float, which is elastically provided inside the casing so as to be movable upward and downward, has a first valve seat provided on the upper surface of one side thereof so as to open and close a first outlet port by principle of a lever, and has a recessed surface formed at one side of the upper surface thereof; the plate elastically provided by a second spring at the recessed surface formed at the float, so as to open and close a second outlet port while moving upward and downward; and a lower cover closing the lower part of the casing and having the float elastically provided by a first spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Nifco Korea Inc.
    Inventor: Jeong Hoon KIM
  • Patent number: 10343494
    Abstract: An air vent for a vehicle is provided. In particular, a diffusion air vent for a vehicle discharges air in a concentrated and diffused manner by controlling a discharge direction of the air. The air vent concentratedly and diffusedly discharges air by an air discharge mode change mechanism based on a dial rotation operation. Further, a damper is configured to be opened or closed based on the dial rotation operation to permit and interrupt air discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, NIFCO KOREA Inc., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gye Young Ahn, Seung Sik Han, Jae Whoan Park, Kwan Woo Lee, Ji Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10328773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air vent for a vehicle, provided with a damper for opening or closing the air path of a duct housing with improved operation quality and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nifco Korea Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 10266032
    Abstract: A structure for mounting a wing knob for a vehicle air vent includes a plurality of vanes, an upper knob and a lower knob encompassing one of the vanes, a rubber member for reducing friction noise between the upper and lower knobs, and a decoration member coupled between the upper and lower knobs to add decorative esthetic sense. The upper knob has a holding piece at a lower portion of an opening of the upper knob. The rubber member has a stepped shoulder portion. The decoration member has a fitting groove. The lower knob is integrally provided with a hook to be held by the holding piece, a holding projection held by the shoulder portion, and a hook piece fitted into the fitting groove of the decoration member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO KOREA INC.
    Inventor: Yang Mook Lim
  • Publication number: 20190092138
    Abstract: An air vent structure may include spacers mounted at sides of an outlet of an air duct; a single horizontal wing, and an upper and lower horizontal wings that have hinge grooves to which hinge pins of the spacer are inserted and formed in front side portions of the horizontal wings and positioned in horizontally in the outlet, the upper and lower horizontal wings being disposed above and below the single horizontal wing; a main link having a front end portion which a first hinge end portion hinged to a rear portion of both side surfaces of the respective horizontal wings and a rear end portion in which a second hinge end portion is formed at upper and lower portions in the rear end portion; an auxiliary wing connected to the slot of the spacer and the second hinge end portion of the main link; and a dummy wing covering the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., NIFCO KOREA Inc.
    Inventors: Young Ju LEE, Jang Hyeok AHN, Choong Yeul KIM, Young Rok LEE, Keun Sig LIM, Dae lg JUNG, Jae Seob CHOI, Won Sik KIM, Woo Hyuk KIM
  • Patent number: 10077004
    Abstract: An armrest may include an armrest module, a sliding knob to be rotated by a manipulating force provided thereon, a hook knob facilitating rotation of the sliding knob to be converted into rotation for releasing console locking force for binding the armrest module, and a multi-link at which sloping angle rotation is generated by the rotation of the sliding knob and then converted into rotation for releasing slide locking force for binding sliding movement of the armrest module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Nifco Korea Inc.
    Inventors: Hyuk-Jae Kwon, Jae-Hyun An, Seung-Sik Han, In-Gyu Kim, Yoon-Hwan Shin
  • Patent number: 10076947
    Abstract: A dual damper device of a vehicle air vent includes a duct housing having a partition wall for dividing an air path, an introduction part and a discharge part, which are bent to be inclined; a pair of dampers rotationally mounted on the air path in the introduction part; a dial knob rotationally provided to the discharge part; a dial bush having a knob fitting part and an elongated guide groove; a pair of damper bushes vertically coupled to the dampers; and a bush link. The duct housing further includes a dial support member rotationally coupled to the dial knob and damper holding stepped protrusions provided to the partition wall and the introduction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NIFCO KOREA INC.
    Inventor: Ji Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10053060
    Abstract: A washer nozzle for a vehicle is provided. The washer nozzle includes a multi-step locking portion having a plurality of projections formed on the top of the housing and a fixing groove where a lower interior-side end of a mounting aperture formed at a vehicle body is inserted is formed on the bottom of the housing. The washer nozzle is inserted in the mounting aperture and the washer nozzle is configured to rotate to adjust an angle about the fixing groove in which the lower interior-side end of the mounting aperture is inserted. Further, one selected projection of the multi-step locking portion is configured to be locked to a portion of the vehicle body to maintain the adjusted angle of the washer nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA Inc.
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Ki Hong Lee, Jong Min Park, Keon Soo Jin, Joon Ho Sung
  • Publication number: 20180215238
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an air flow direction in an air vent for a vehicle, may include a single horizontal wing exposed outside through an air duct is disposed and first and second guide wings connected to the single horizontal wing by connection links are vertically and rotatably disposed above and under the single horizontal wing so that the flow of air discharged inside can be easily controlled in upward and downward directions by vertical rotation of both the first guide wing and second guide wing together with the single horizontal wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA INC., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: YOUNG JU LEE, In Seop Kim, Young Rok Lee, Young Beom Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Dae Ig Jung, Keun Sig Lim, Ji Won Lee, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim