Patents Assigned to Piolax, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10040400
    Abstract: The present invention is a retaining device, wherein a pedestal part is attached to a vehicle. The retaining part has a turning shaft part and a loading part. A main body turnably supports the turning shaft part. An outward-jutting part is provided on the main body and is designed to be secured to the bottom part of the pedestal part. A locking part is provided on the main body. A part to be locked is locked to the locking part. The locking part and the outward-jutting part are provided so as to sandwich the turning shaft part, and receive the load applied to the loading part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventors: Jung Hyung Cho, Bong Won Jung
  • Patent number: 10036500
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hose clamp has a leaf spring body, a slit and a first knob piece at one end, and an insertion piece and a second knob piece at the other end. An interlocking piece is formed in the first knob piece, and an engaging holding part is formed in the second knob piece. When the hose clamp is viewed from the outside in the radial direction while the leaf spring body is in a free state of being compressed, the first knob piece and the second knob piece are extended outward in the width direction so as to be separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Aihara, Ken Sodeyama
  • Patent number: 9981546
    Abstract: A fuel tank valve device includes a housing in which a partition wall defines a lower valve chamber and an upper ventilation chamber, and a first opening and a second opening are provided to establish a communication between the lower valve chamber and the upper ventilation chamber, a first float valve that is accommodated in a first valve chamber of the lower valve chamber so as to rise and fall and that closes the first opening when a fuel level in a fuel tank nearly reaches a set full fuel level, and a second float valve that is accommodated in a second valve chamber of the lower valve chamber so as to rise and fall and that closes the second opening when the fuel level in the fuel tank rises abnormally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: PIOLAX, INC., YACHIYO INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Mihara, Kazunari Nakaya, Masato Shinozaki, Masaru Sawano
  • Patent number: 9982700
    Abstract: A fastener attached to an attachment hole of an attachment member, wherein a grommet has a head section having an opening, and a plurality of leg pieces having an outer surface capable of engaging with an edge of the attachment hole of the attachment member by expansion of the leg pieces. A pin member is pressed in from the opening to splay the plurality of leg pieces. The leg pieces each have: a flexure section that extends downward from the head section and is flexible for spreading out; and an inclined surface that is formed radially inwardly away from an inner surface of the flexure section, inclined downwardly toward the center axis, and subjected to a pressing force from the pin member when the pin member is pressed in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Masahiro Najima
  • Patent number: 9931912
    Abstract: A collar for a vehicle sun visor includes a pair of collar halves attached on a shaft body. The collar halves each include a receiving groove, a first locking hole and a second locking hole, and a first flexible claw and a second flexible claw. When the pair of collar halves is assembled, the flexible claw of one of the collar halves is inserted into and engages with the locking hole in the other of the collar halves, and the locking holes and the flexible claws are provided pair-wise and arranged opposite one another with the receiving groove therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: PIOLAX, INC., KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Moto Nakagawa, Ryou Aoki, Tomoya Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9903407
    Abstract: A fastener includes: a first leg part; a second leg part; a coupling part coupling one ends of the first leg part and the second leg part; a first head part and a second head part which are provided with a flange for engaging with a front-side edge of an attachment hole, and a pressing surface for a user to press, and which are provided to other ends of the first leg part and the second leg part; and a screw hole formed in the second head part, and into which a screw member is screwed. The first leg part includes a first engagement part capable of engaging with a rear-side edge of the attachment hole. The second leg part includes a second engagement part capable of engaging with the rear-side edge of the attachment hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventors: Ryu Hattori, Hiroshi Nakazato
  • Patent number: 9903318
    Abstract: One embodiment is related to a valve apparatus to be mounted on a fuel tank. The valve apparatus including: a housing including a ventilation chamber on a bottom face of which a first opening and a second opening are provided, and a valve chamber communicating with the first opening and disposed below the ventilation chamber, and a float valve disposed in the valve chamber. The housing includes a canister-connecting pipe communicating with the second opening. A standing wall is disposed on the bottom face of the ventilation chamber between a peripheral edge portion of the first opening and a peripheral edge portion of the second opening. And, an overhang wall portion extends from a side face of the standing wall toward the first opening, as viewed from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Kenta Mihara
  • Patent number: 9850691
    Abstract: A lock device is provided with a housing, a rotary member, a pair of link rods provided with a hook part, a spring for the rotary biasing of the rotary member, and an operative member mounted so as to be able to be inserted into the housing. A cam protrusions formed in the rotary member, and a wall part having a cam slope which abuts the cam protrusion is formed in the operative member. The configuration is such that by inserting the operative member, the rotary member resists the biasing force of the spring and rotates, and the hook part of the link rods slides in a position in which it does not engage with the lock part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Hisashi Nakasone
  • Patent number: 9803604
    Abstract: In a mounting tool for mounting an injector on a cylinder head of an engine by being engaged with the injector connected to a fuel pipe, and urging the injector toward the cylinder head, a first band portion has a ring shape so as to surround an outer circumference of the injector, and is disconnected in a circumferential direction by a slit. A second band portion has a ring shape so as to surround the outer circumference of the injector, is disconnected in the circumferential direction by a slit, and is arranged adjacent to the first band portion in an axial direction. Plural elastic band portions connect the first band portion and the second band portion in the axial direction. The mounting tool is made of a single metallic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuya Toriumi, Takeshi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9790976
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a fastener including a locking member and a pin member which are connected. The locking member has a pair of leg portions that are inserted into the mount hole and a flange portion that is brought into abutment with a portion of the mount-base member that lies on a circumference of the mount hole. The pin member has a head portion that is connected to the flange portion and an extending portion that extends from a rear side of the head portion. When the head portion of the pin member is forced into the locking member, a connection between the flange portion and the head portion is released, and the extending portion travels between the pair of leg portions to expand open the pair of leg portions or to restrict the pair of leg portions from moving towards each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Piolax, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9784377
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a check valve including a valve case, a positive pressure valve having a resin ring sealing member, and a resin negative pressure valve. The positive pressure valve and the negative pressure valve are disposed in the valve case. The positive pressure valve includes a first mount surface and a second mount surface disposed on an inner diameter side of the first mount surface. In the valve case, a presser cap is mounted on the positive pressure valve so as to sandwich the ring sealing member and the negative pressure valve with the first mount surface and the second mount surface of the positive pressure valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Kosei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9758023
    Abstract: A spring for sun visors includes a torque application section that extends from a holding section and applies torque when a main section is rotating. The holding section has a flat section that receives torque from a shaft. The torque application section has a first spring piece extending from one end of the holding section and a second spring piece extending from the other end of the holding section and being bent so as to fold back. The first spring piece has a first tip section that includes overhanging sections that are narrower than the width of the holding section. The second spring piece has a second tip section that is arranged so as to overlap on the outside of the overhanging sections. The overhanging sections are provided in an area extending from the torque receiving section to the first tip section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventors: Ryou Aoki, Moto Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9752356
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a lock-release apparatus including: a rotation member to actuate a locking member; a case member rotatably supporting the rotation member; an operation member slidable in a direction substantially in parallel to a rotation plane of the rotation member; and a spring member urging the rotation member in a given rotation direction. The lock-release apparatus further includes a link structure converting a sliding movement of the operation member into a rotational movement of the rotation member. More specifically, the case member includes: an accommodation section slidably accommodating the operation member to allow an operation face thereof to be exposed; and a support section rotatably supporting the rotation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Satoru Tamaki
  • Patent number: 9731655
    Abstract: An opening/closing device includes a fixed member, an opening/closing member, and a hinge device. The fixed member has inside wall sections and pin insertion holes. The opening/closing member has outside wall sections and pin supporting holes. The hinge device has a case that is inserted and held between the inside wall sections, pressing members that are disposed inside the case and are capable of rotating, a spring disposed between the pressing members, and pin members that are inserted through the pin supporting holes and the pin insertion holes and engage with the pressing members. The pin members are inserted through the pin supporting holes and the pin insertion holes from the outside of the outside wall sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Hisashi Nakasone
  • Patent number: 9695975
    Abstract: A hood device is provided with a frame-shape base member and a hook member. The hook member is provided with a rotation unit, a hooking unit, a first engaging unit which engages with the peripheral wall of the base member when the hooking portion is used, and a second engaging unit which engages with the peripheral wall of the base member when the hooking unit is stored. Both lateral edges of the peripheral wall of the base member are provided with a rotation support unit, a first rotation limiting unit against which the first engaging unit abuts, a second rotation limiting unit against which the second engaging unit abuts, a first holding unit into which the first engaging unit is detachably fitted, and a second holding unit into which the second engaging unit is detachably fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20170167650
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hose clamp has a leaf spring body, a slit and a first knob piece at one end, and an insertion piece and a second knob piece at the other end. An interlocking piece is formed in the first knob piece, and an engaging holding part is formed in the second knob piece. When the hose clamp is viewed from the outside in the radial direction while the leaf spring body is in a free state of being compressed, the first knob piece and the second knob piece are extended outward in the width direction so as to be separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Piolax, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro AIHARA, Ken SODEYAMA
  • Patent number: 9669745
    Abstract: In a mat fastener for preventing a mat disposed on a carpet provided on a vehicle body panel from moving, a first fixing member is fixed to the carpet. A second fixing member is fixed to the mat. An operational mounting member is arranged to mount the second fixing member to the first fixing member. The first fixing member includes a supporting portion arranged to support the operational mounting member, and an engaging portion arranged to hold the second fixing member. The second fixing member includes a locked portion arranged to be locked on the operational mounting member, and an engaged portion arranged to be engaged with the engaging portion in a state where the second fixing member is mounted to the first fixing member by the operational mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: PIOLAX, INC., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Machida, Toru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono
  • Patent number: D812458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: HONDA ACCESS CORP., PIOLAX INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kazuki Iwashita, Hiroshi Murakami, Ryu Hattori, Kazuhiro Mita
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    Patent number: D818811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Ryu Hattori
  • Patent number: D824247
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Kyohei Minai