Patents Assigned to Tachi-s Co., Ltd
  • Patent number: 10821868
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a headrest, a seat back to which the headrest is attached, and a seat cushion connected to the seat back. The headrest includes pillar frames attached to the seat back, a core member that includes a pouring passage penetrating from one end to the other end, a cover that covers the core member and a part of the pillar frames, and a cushion member that is formed in a gap between the outer surface of the core member and the inner surface of the cover and inside the pouring passage. The pouring passage extends in a first direction from the one end of the core member to reach a predetermined position, extends in a second direction from the predetermined position to reach the other end, and includes a bent part at the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Tabata
  • Patent number: 10814752
    Abstract: A vehicle seat including a seat cushion and a seat back is constructed such that at least one of the seat cushion or the seat back includes: a blower fan, a blower chamber defining a ventilation passage of air sent from the blower fan, and a urethane pad sandwiching the blower chamber and formed with a plurality of vent holes allowing the air from the blower chamber to flow there-through. The ventilation passage in the blower chamber is formed across the full width of the blower chamber, and the blower chamber is formed with through-holes having a diameter smaller than that of the vent holes of the urethane pad and in a manner that the plurality of through-holes are overlapped with one vent hole in the urethane pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Arata, Takao Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 10815595
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a trim cover surface material, includes: providing a jig including a first frame configured to hold an outer periphery of an outer material and a second frame configured to hold an outer periphery of a wadding material by overlapping the wadding material on the outer material which is held by the first frame; holding the outer periphery of the outer material with the first frame of the jig; forming through holes at the outer material which is held by the jig; holding the outer periphery of the wadding material with the second frame of the jig while the outer material is held by the first frame of the jig; and forming stitches at the outer material and the wadding material which are overlapped and held by the jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Yukihito Kobayashi, Norio Endou, Takahiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10793035
    Abstract: A seat frame for a framework structure of a vehicle seat includes a plurality of frame bodies formed by bending a single tubular member. The single tubular member is formed in a closed cross-sectional shape by a single long and flat member being bent in a direction that is at a right angle with respect to the lengthwise direction of the long and flat member, and then end edges of the tubular member that have come to face each other being joined together by welding. Each of the plurality of frame bodies includes a bend part and rectilinear parts. The bend part is rectangular in cross section. The rectilinear parts include a rectangular cross section portion and a cross-section-varying portion. The end part of the cross-section-varying portion, connected to the rectangular cross section portion, is rectangular in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriaki Kawauchi, Satoshi Hashimoto, Shun Takagi, Hiromi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10780805
    Abstract: An objective is to provide a vehicle seat that ensures a reduced effect on an appearance even when a sewn portion made by sewing the trim cover is bonded in a groove. A vehicle seat formed by bonding a trim cover to a foam pad is configured such that the trim cover includes a sewn portion made by sewing a plurality of skin materials, the foam pad has a groove, the vehicle seat is formed by the sewn portion of the trim cover and the sewn portion is bonded in the groove of the foam pad, and the groove includes a guiding portion that guides a seam allowance of the sewn portion to the groove, and a restricting portion that restricts the seam allowance of the sewn portion to support the seam allowance of the sewn portion in a state where the seam allowance of the sewn portion does not open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Kamata
  • Patent number: 10780801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle sheet with a seat back which is provided with a urethane pad covered with a trim cover, and a pressing unit on the reverse side of the urethane pad covered with the trim cover, the pressing unit being formed with a shaft extending laterally and a pair of pressure portions arranged in the vertical direction with respect to the shaft to support both the upper and lower sides of the urethane pad by detecting the intermediate position of turning movement of the pressing unit by means of a turning movement detection unit and stopping the turning movement of the pressing unit, or is configured to press forward the upper side of the urethane pad using the upper pressure portion or the lower side of the urethane pad using the lower pressure portion by turning the laterally-extending shaft of the pressing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 10773621
    Abstract: In a conventional vehicle seat with a reclining mechanism, a reclining unit is bolted to a seat frame. Consequently, a plate thickness has to be increased in order to ensure strength and a fastening bolt is required, producing factor which increases the number of parts. In order to solve the abovementioned problem, this vehicle seat with a reclining mechanism is configured such that a reclining unit (2) which has the reclining mechanism (5) is affixed to a back side frame (3) and a cushion side frame (40), which constitute the seat frame of the vehicle seat. The reclining unit (2) has the reclining mechanism (5), a movable bracket (6) which is affixed to the back side frame (3), and a stationary bracket (7) which is affixed to the cushion side frame (40). The reclining unit (2) is configured such that the reclining unit (2) is affixed to the back side frame (3) through the movable bracket (6) by welding and is fastened to the cushion side frame (40) by a bolt through the stationary bracket (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ohmori, Akira Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10766383
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lifter device lifting/lowering a seat cushion. The lifter device includes a link member coupling a side frame and a riser to each other, and a clinching pin coupling the riser or the side frame and the link member to each other. The clinching pin includes a first portion located on the opposite side of the link member from the riser, a second portion located in a position corresponding to a hole of the link member, a third portion located in a position corresponding to a hole of the riser, and a fourth portion that is located on the opposite side of the riser from the link member. A surface of the second portion facing the riser has a portion adjacent to the third portion, and the portion is away from a surface of the riser facing the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Mike, Yudai Shouji
  • Publication number: 20200276941
    Abstract: A bearing structure includes a base-side unit structure provided on a bearing member side, a rotary member-side unit structure relatively rotatable with respect to the base-side unit structure, an arcuate or circumferential conductor provided in one of the base-side unit structure and the rotary member-side unit structure, and a contactor provided in the other of the unit structures and configured to retain an electric conduction state with the conductor and includes a power feeding path configured by a power feeding harness for feeding electric power from a power feeding device of a vehicle to an electric device of the rotary member via the conductor and the contactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Tachi-S Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yumoto
  • Patent number: 10759313
    Abstract: A trim cover for a seat includes: a high extensible skin material; and a low extensible skin material. A joint part of the edge portion of the high extensible skin material and the edge portion of the low extensible skin material has a plurality of highly extensible protrusions and a plurality of low extensible protrusions, the plurality of highly extensible protrusions and the plurality of low extensible protrusions are each formed in a sharp tapered shape and are arranged alternately in an extending direction of the joint part, and at least a part of a boundary line between the highly extensible protrusion and the low extensible protrusion, which are adjacent in the extending direction of the joint part, is deviated from a line segment formed by connecting respective tips of the highly extensible protrusion and the low extensible protrusion to the low extensible protrusion side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishii, Masayuki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10759315
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided which includes a protruding corner formed by joining a first surface and a second surface. The protruding corner includes a pad, a surface cover covering a surface of the pad, and a contour defining plate that is provided on a back side of the surface cover at a position corresponding to the second surface of the protruding corner, the contour defining plate defining the contour of the protruding corner. The contour defining plate has a first edge arranged along a top portion of the protruding corner and a second edge different from the first edge, the contour defining plate not being fixed to the surface cover at the first edge, but fixed to the surface cover at the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Tachi-S Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10752204
    Abstract: A vehicle seat 1 includes: a backrest frame 40 provided in the backrest 11, an opening member 30 having an opening 31 that allows a seat belt 13 extending from the inside of the backrest 11 to pass through toward the front side; and a cover holding plate 130 that holds a cover 51 covering a surface of the backrest 11. Second holes 110 of the opening member 30, third holes 142 of the cover holding plate 130 and first holes 90 of the backrest frame 40 are arranged, in the order mentioned, toward the rear side of the backrest 11, so as to coincide with each other. The opening member 30 and the cover holding plate 130 are fixed to the backrest frame 40 by screws 150 inserted in the holes 110, 142 and 90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Tachi-S Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Tago, Yohei Ota
  • Patent number: 10730417
    Abstract: A seat back board includes: a flexible plate member which is made of a resin material and has the Shore hardness higher than 50, the plate member including: a back-surface covering part which covers a back surface of a seat back; and a bottom-surface covering part which covers a bottom surface of a seat cushion; a sewing part, which is sewn with a cover member covering a front surface and side surfaces of the seat back or is sewn with a coupling member to be coupled with the cover member in a detachable manner, being provided in an edge portion of the back-surface covering part; and a locking part, to be locked in the seat cushion, being provided in the bottom-surface covering part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: TACHI-S CO., LTD., KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Inoue, Akinori Taniguchi, Takayuki Ohmori, Keita Myochin, Saori Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10730466
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat (100) comprising: a seat cushion (101); a seat back (102) capable of being folded toward the seat cushion (101); a slide rail (110) movable in the front-back direction with the seat cushion (101) mounted thereon; a stationary rail (120) for guiding the slide rail (110); and a drive motor (160) for driving the slide rail (110) in the front-back direction along the stationary rail (120). The vehicle seat (100) is configured such that an integral sensor bracket (130) on which a magnetism sensor (141) and a limit switch (151) are mounted is affixed to the slide rail (120), and a magnetic body (142) which is detected by the magnetism sensor (141) and a detection plate (153) which activates the limit switch (151) are mounted to the stationary rail (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Watanabe, Takayuki Ohmori
  • Patent number: 10730408
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion, a seat back, a seat position adjusting device that moves and adjusts the seat cushion back and forth, and a seat position detector that detects a position of the seat cushion. The seat position adjusting device includes an upper rail that supports the seat cushion, a lower rail secured to a floor of a vehicle and configured to move the upper rail, a manipulation lever disposed inside with respect to the upper rail, and a bracket that is secured to the upper rail and supports the manipulation lever. The bracket includes a first portion that supports the manipulation lever, a second portion integratedly formed with the first portion and to which the seat position detector is mounted, and a slit that separates the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Masuda
  • Publication number: 20200238860
    Abstract: A sliding device includes a fixed rail, a movable rail, a lock plate, and a spring member. A seat body is fixed to the movable rail, and the movable rail is slidable relative to the fixed rail. The lock plate is held by the movable rail, and is displaceable between a locking position where the lock plate engages with the fixed rail and restricts slide of the movable rail and a non-locking position where the restriction is released. The spring member exerts an elastic force to maintain the lock plate in the locking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TACHI-S CO., LTD., TF-METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200238859
    Abstract: A sliding device includes a fixed rail, a movable rail, a lock plate, a spring member, and a first stopper and a second stopper provided on the lock plate. The lock plate is held by the movable rail, and is displaceable between a locking position where the lock plate engages with the fixed rail and a non-locking position where the engagement is released. The spring member can exert an elastic force to maintain the lock plate in the locking position. The first stopper locks and fixes a first end of the lock plate to the spring member. The second stopper locks and fixes a second end of the lock plate to the spring member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TACHI-S CO., LTD., TF-METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200238861
    Abstract: A sliding device includes a fixed rail, a movable rail, a lock plate, a spring member, and a fixing structure. The lock plate is displaced between a locking position where the lock plate engages with the fixed rail and restricts slide of the movable rail and a non-locking position where the restriction of slide is released. The spring member exerts an elastic force to maintain the lock plate in the locking position. The fixing structure includes a tapered portion of the spring member and a press spring portion that presses the tapered portion toward a hole of the movable rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TACHI-S CO., LTD., TF-METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10710482
    Abstract: A seat for vehicles including a seat cushion, a seat back, and a head rest has the following arrangement to ensure that a surface member can be relatively easily but positively removed from a urethane pad if a foam molding defect is found in the urethane pad in integral molding of the urethane pad and the surface member. In the seat for vehicles, any one of the seat cushion, seat back, and head rest has a configuration where a surface of the urethane pad is covered with the surface member. The urethane pad and the surface member are partially bonded together by integral molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Hirano, Shinichi Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Tabata, Hiromi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10703232
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat (1) capable of facilitating the mounting of a cover (30). The cover (30) of a seat cushion (2) is configured such that a upper portion cover (31) is disposed on the upper surface side of the seat cushion (2), a front portion cover (33) extends from the front edge of the upper portion cover (31) to the rear surface side of the seat cushion (2), and a rear portion cover (34) extends from the rear edge of the upper portion cover (31) to the rear surface side of the seat cushion (2). A first link portion (44) which detachably couples the rear edge of the front portion cover (33) and the front edge of the rear portion cover (34) to each other contacts a lower portion pad (22) of a cushion pad (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsui, Takashi Yokoyama