Patents Assigned to Tachi-s Co., Ltd
  • Publication number: 20190291612
    Abstract: A vehicle seat has a seating part and a seat back. The seating part and the seat back define a gap therebetween and the gap is formed on the front face of the vehicle seat. A recessed opening is formed on the front face of the vehicle seat on a side of the seating part relative to the gap, and the recessed opening has an anchor to which a child safety seat is anchored. The vehicle seat has a flat, plate-like cover member that is provided on the front face of the vehicle seat and is capable of covering the opening. The cover member has a base-end portion fixed to the vehicle seat and a free-end portion that is not fixed to the vehicle seat and can be freely inserted into the gap. A hard plate is provided in the free-end portion of the cover member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Tachi-S Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsunaki Nishida
  • Patent number: 10421377
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pair of side frames, a seat back which includes a pair of connecting parts which respectively support the pair of side frames to be tiltable to a front side of a seat, and a seat belt which includes an upper body restricting part, which restricts an upper body of an occupant in the seat back, and in which the upper body restricting part is moored in the side frame. The connecting part which supports the side frame includes a base part which is fixed in a frame of the seat cushion, and a force limiter part which is interposed between the base part and the side frame and allows tilting of the side frame through a plastic deformation when a tensile force exceeding a predetermined value is loaded on the upper body restricting part of the seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Tobata, Takao Tsutsui, Atsushi Koike
  • Patent number: 10414304
    Abstract: A vehicular seat provided in a seat surface with a deep and narrow depression having a flat surface at the bottom is provided. The vehicular seat is a seat for automobiles including: a seat cushion to be a seating face portion of the seat; and a seat back provided on the back of the seat cushion and to be a backrest portion of the seat. A recess having a flat surface at the bottom is provided in the surface of at least one of the seat cushion and the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norito Akimoto, Tsutomu Hada, Hiroyuki Nojima
  • Patent number: 10414303
    Abstract: A seat (1) comprises: a seat member (3(2)) that includes a cushioning material (4); and a fastening member (5) that allows a trim cover (7) to be detachably attached to a predetermined position on the seat member (3). The fastening member (5) is constituted by a slide fastener that includes: a fastener part (51) constituted by one fastener half (511) and another fastener half (512); and a slider part. At least part of a base part (6) provided in the one fastener half (511) is embedded in the cushioning material (4), and part of the other fastener half (512) is fixed to the trim cover (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Tachi-S Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Fujikake, Tomoyo Futakawame, Tomoyuki Uemura, Taku Nagasawa, Shinobu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10414306
    Abstract: A seat apparatus equipped with a seat cover that covers at least part of the seat apparatus surface and is formed by sewing a plurality of skin material pieces together, an operation unit for receiving an operation from an operator, and a covering material for covering the operation unit, wherein: the covering material is formed as part of the skin material pieces, or is formed by sewing a member that is separate from the skin material pieces to the skin material pieces; and a projection is formed that projects in the outward direction from the seat cover when the operation unit is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Kumagai, Masayuki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10414310
    Abstract: In the case of a seat with an armrest on an automobile, an armrest lock mechanism may be released by, for example, the gravitational acceleration (G) in the event of vehicle collision. Accordingly, it is necessary to provide an anti-G spring for biasing to prevent the lock mechanism from being easily released. The purpose of the present invention is to provide an armrest unlocking device that enables a decrease in size of the anti-G spring. In order to solve the problem, provided is an armrest unlocking device in gear, the device operating such that the locking of the lock gear and the sector gear can be released by operating a lever link bracket so as to raise the lock gear, wherein the lock gear has a center of rotation thereof aligned with the position of the center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nozaki, Masaaki Honda
  • Patent number: 10414305
    Abstract: A comfortable, well-designed vehicle seat (1) is provided by giving an outstanding, three-dimensional appearance to the surface layer of the vehicle seat so that a new design is achieved and that softness is improved. The vehicle seat has a seat cushion (2) serving as the sitting surface of the seat, a seatback (3) serving as the backrest of the seat, and a headrest (4) protecting the head and neck of an occupant. The surface of at least one of the seat cushion and the seatback is provided with a cover formed of a cloth including an upholstery material (6), a cushion material (8), and a heat-shrinkable material (9). The cover is stitched so that a plurality of bumps and dips are formed on the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishii, Shinichi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10399533
    Abstract: A vehicular seat capable of reducing a tensile force, which acts on a sewing thread in a webbing sewn part, enables desired expanding operation of a side air bag in the case of emergency. The vehicular seat has an air bag body, provided in the side part of the seat back, which tear-opens the extending part of the trim cover by expansion, to expand from the seat back. A wrap-sewn part, with its terminal end wrap-folded, is provided at an end sewn to the trim cover. The wrap-sewn part has an overlap part where the webbing is overlapped, and a non-overlap part provided at an end of the overlap part in a direction along a sewing line of sewing to the trim cover. The wrap-sewn part is sewn over the overlap and the non-overlap part with respect to the trim cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukari Yoshikai, Seiichiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10391892
    Abstract: A seat for a vehicle includes a seat cushion, a seat back, and a reclining device configured to allow the seat back to be tilted to the seat cushion. The seat back includes a back frame having an opening and a pipe frame comprising a pipe member, and the pipe frame includes a distal end part. The lower part of the pipe frame extends through the opening such that the distal end part is located inside a space defined by the back frame and the reclining device, and the lower part of the pipe frame is fixed to the back frame at the opening. Rotation center of the reclining device is set so as to be aligned with axial center of the lower part of the pipe frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Hayashi, Norihisa Narita, Tatsuya Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10391897
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a seat for vehicles in which a seat cushion flip-up mechanism can be space-saving. In a seat for vehicles which has a flip-up mechanism to shift a seat cushion frame (200) disposed on a base part (5) from a normal seating posture (200-1) to a flipped-up posture (200-2), the flip-up mechanism includes: a support leg part (301) having one end connected to the seat cushion frame (200) rotatably around a first rotation shaft (303) and the other end connected to the base part (5) rotatably around a second rotation shaft (302); a guide part (201a) to be engaged with the one end of the support leg part (301) to guide the one end so as to lift the one end; and a coil spring (305) applying a biasing force so as to have the one end guided by the guide part (201a) and flip up a portion (303) connected with the seat cushion frame (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Imayou, Toshiki Igarashi, Yayoi Hirano, Shunsuke Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10391888
    Abstract: A seat moves along a rail in the front-back direction of a vehicle. A juxtaposed member (receiving member) extending in the front-back direction of the vehicle is joined to a floor or the seat so as to be located next to the rail. A detected portion is provided either to the juxtaposed member or to a member which is located on the floor side or the seat side which moves relative to the floor or the seat to which the juxtaposed member is coupled. A sensor that detects the detected portion is provided either to the juxtaposed member or to the member located on the floor side or the seat side. As a result of this configuration, the installation position of the sensor is less spatially restricted than the case in which the sensor is provided to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nozaki, Yohei Ota, Norito Akimoto, Masaaki Honda
  • Patent number: 10384572
    Abstract: A trim cover includes: a plurality of skin materials; and a sewing part formed by sewing two skin materials of the plurality of skin materials with multiple rows of seams which extend in parallel with a sewing line of the two skin materials. In the trim cover formed by sewing the plurality of skin materials, the inclining direction of the seam allowances of the two sewn skin materials can be easily made constant so as to suppress the meandering of the sewing line of the two skin materials, and the appearance quality of the vehicle seat covered with the trim cover can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Yukihito Kobayashi, Norio Endou, Takahiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10377273
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat cushion; a seat back; a frame; a headrest which is provided on an upper end portion of the frame; and a reclining portion wherein: the reclining portion includes: a link supporting the seat back at a swing end section; a sector gear rotated integrally with the link; a lock unit configured to move between an engaging position and a disengaging position for releasing from the engagement with the sector gear and configured to unrotatably hold the sector gear at the engaging position; and a biasing section biasing the lock unit toward the engaging position; and the lock unit includes: a pinion gear meshing with the sector gear at the engaging position and allowing rotation of the sector gear by rotating in a state of meshing with the sector gear; and a gear holding part configured to unrotatably hold the pinion gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Toda, Atsushi Koike, Takuto Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10377277
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle seat with little fine creases on a concave portion of a seat surface even the use of natural leather such as a cowhide as a skin material for the vehicle seat. A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion making a seated portion of the seat; a seat back disposed at a back side of the seat cushion and making a backrest portion of the seat; and a cover formed of a cloth including a skin material, an adhesive material, and a cushion material at a concave portion on at least one surface among the seat cushion and the seat back. The cover is formed into a concave shape by heat presswork with a mold having a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishii, Shinichi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10378137
    Abstract: Regarding a method of a sewing process for a trim cover of a vehicle seat provided with a decorative band, conventionally, a decorative band made up of a covering and wadding is sewn to a member of a trim cover similarly made up of a covering and wadding. Because of this, an area where a decorative band is sewn has an increased thickness, causing discomfort when an occupant sits. To address this, in the example embodiment, a sewn covering is manufactured by sewing together coverings for a portion of a trim cover and a decorative band and sewing decorative stitching through the sewn ends, and then the sewn covering and wadding are overlaid on each other to sew their borders together. This makes it possible to reduce the thickness of an area where the decorative band is sewn and reduce the discomfort when an occupant sits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisayuki Yoshizawa, Motoshi Minegishi, Tsunaki Nishida
  • Patent number: 10369911
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a headrest to be infallibly locked when returned from a forward tilted position to a using position, without requiring high part accuracy and assembly accuracy. A vehicle seat headrest (4) according to the present invention, having: a stay (402) held on the seat back side; and a headrest main body (4A) supported forward rotatably from a using position with respect to the stay (402), includes: a locking mechanism (500) that fixes a rotation position of the headrest main body (4A) with respect to the stay (402) in the using position; and a stopper mechanism (600) that is not engaged with a regulation part in the using position, but is engaged with the regulation part when the headrest main body (4A) is tilted backward from the using position, to regulate backward tilting of the headrest main body (4A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Imayou, Toshiki Igarashi, Yayoi Hirano, Shunsuke Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10369916
    Abstract: A vehicular article-accommodating structure, includes a lid front part provided with an opening of such size as to be larger than the cross-sectional diameter of a cup but also capable of preventing tipping and falling of the cup, a link mechanism for causing the lid front part to perform a translational movement between a first position and a second position, and a lower part of a bottom part and an upper part of a bottom part for receiving the bottom surface of the cup at the first position and the second position. The second position is a high position having a height greater than that of the first position, and is a position rearward from the first position. The height of the lid front part can be changed by a prescribed distance, and the distance from the lid front part to a passenger can be reduced by a prescribed distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: D856689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishii, Shinichi Mizuno
  • Patent number: D856690
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Kumagai, Masayuki Taguchi
  • Patent number: D857412
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishii, Shinichi Mizuno