Patents Assigned to Tokai Chemical Industries, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20230091162
    Abstract: A vehicular interior component includes an interior component body and a mounting member mounted on the interior component body and having a contact surface that is touched by an occupant's hand. The mounting member includes a base member including a body that is held by the occupant and a mounting portion extending from the body, and an electrically conductive layer made of electrically conductive elastomer and disposed on the base member. The electrically conductive layer includes a contact surface portion, a contact projection projecting from a surface of the mounting portion toward the vehicle body panel, and a connecting portion connecting the contact surface portion and the contact projection. When the vehicular interior component is mounted on the vehicle body panel, a projecting end of the contact projection is contacted with the vehicular compartment interior side surface of the vehicle body panel with being elastically deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo YAMANE, Yoshiaki TANIGUCHI, Mari AZUMI
  • Publication number: 20230034180
    Abstract: A sound-absorbing cover comprises a first sound-absorbing layer and a second sound-absorbing layer made of foam, a first skin layer of the first sound-absorbing layer and a second skin layer of the second sound-absorbing layer are layered in a state of being made to face each other, and an air layer is provided between the facing surfaces of the first skin layer and the second skin layer. The rigidity of the first skin layer of the first sound-absorbing layer is different from the rigidity of the second skin layer of the second sound-absorbing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicants: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Tomiyama, Kazuyoshi Onishi, Yuhei Adachi, Kazuto Tanaka, Yasuo Suzuki, Hiroki Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20220297583
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat that includes a dynamic damper having desired properties, and that makes it possible to improve a mass holding angle and to reduce cost. A vehicle seat (1) includes: a frame (11a, 12a, 13a); a case (20) attached to the frame (11a, 12a, 13a); and a dynamic damper (30) that is housed in the case (20) and that includes a mass (40) and an elastic body (50). The elastic body (50) includes at least an annular elastic body (51) as a member having a through hole. The mass (40) is fitted to the through hole of the annular elastic body (51), and the outer peripheral surface of the annular elastic body (51) is disposed in contact with the inner wall of the case (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji MAKINO, Toshiharu TSUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220185158
    Abstract: An armrest includes an arm-side wire harness and an arm body member. The arm-side wire harness includes an electric wire and an arm-side connector on an end of the electric wire to be coupled to a mount member-side connector mounted on a mount member. The arm body member includes an arrangement section in which the electric wire of the arm-side wire harness is arranged and a mount member-side wall that is to be arranged opposite the mount member. The arm body member is to be fixed to the mount member while the mount member-side wall being opposite the mount member. The mount member-side wall includes a connector insertion hole through which the mount member-side connector can be inserted. The arm-side connector and the mount member-side connector can be arranged in the arrangement section. The arm body member includes an operation hole that is continuous from the arrangement section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takemasa OKUMURA, Takahiko ENDO, Jun JIN, Keiji MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20220142371
    Abstract: An armrest described herein includes an arm-side wire harness including an electric wire and an arm-side connector that is on an end of the electric wire and is to be coupled to a seat-side connector mounted on a seat. The armrest further includes an arm body member including an electric wire routing cavity in which the electric wire of the arm-side wire harness is arranged and a seat-side wall that is to be arranged opposite a seat frame of the seat. The arm body member is to be fixed to the seat frame while the seat-side wall being opposite the seat frame. The seat-side wall includes a connector insertion hole through which the arm-side connector can be inserted. The arm body member includes an operation hole that is continuous from the connector insertion hole via an arrangement section of the electric wire routing cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takemasa OKUMURA, Takahiko ENDO, Jun JIN, Keiji MAKINO
  • Patent number: 11325514
    Abstract: An armrest includes a bracket fixed to a frame of a seat, an armrest body member rotatably mounted on the bracket, a receiver coil mounted in the armrest body member, and a transmitter coil mounted in the bracket and transferring power to the receiver coil with a non-contact transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Yamamoto, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hideki Oshima, Takahiko Endo, Jun Jin, Keiji Makino, Takemasa Okumura
  • Patent number: 11299078
    Abstract: An armrest includes a first branch cable and a second branch cable, a frame, a skin covering the frame, and a foamed resin material. The frame includes a first routing section and a second routing section in which the first branch cable and the second branch cable are arranged, respectively. The foamed resin material is disposed on an inner side of the skin. The first branch cable and the second branch cable are disposed within the foamed resin material in the first routing section and the second routing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES. LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Kaho Hayashi, Hideki Oshima, Takahiko Endo, Keiji Makino, Jun Jin, Takemasa Okumura
  • Patent number: 11266248
    Abstract: An armrest according to the technology described herein includes a bracket, an armrest body, a device connecting port, an armrest-side connector, and a cable. The bracket is fixed to a seat frame. The armrest body is attached to the bracket to be rotatable. The device connecting port is exposed through an outer surface of the armrest body. The armrest-side connector is fixed to the seat frame at a position different from the bracket. The cable includes an end connected to the device connecting port and an end connected to an armrest-side connector. The armrest body includes a cable retaining portion through which the cable is passed and in which the cable is retained. Any one of the bracket and the armrest body includes a hole (an elongated hole) that allows movement of the cable along with rotation of the armrest body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Kaho Hayashi, Hideki Oshima, Takahiko Endo, Keiji Makino, Jun Jin, Takemasa Okumura
  • Patent number: 11186211
    Abstract: An armrest includes a cable to be connected to a seat-side cable arranged on a seat, and a body member that is mountable on the seat and includes a routing section therein in which the cable is arranged. The cable includes an arranged portion that is arranged in the routing section and a connecting operation section that extends outside the routing section when being connected to the seat-side cable. The connecting operation section is arranged in the routing section when the body member is mounted on the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Kaho Hayashi, Hideki Oshima, Takahiko Endo, Keiji Makino, Jun Jin, Takemasa Okumura
  • Publication number: 20210276467
    Abstract: An armrest includes a first branch cable and a second branch cable, a frame, a skin covering the frame, and a foamed resin material. The frame includes a first routing section and a second routing section in which the first branch cable and the second branch cable are arranged, respectively. The foamed resin material is disposed on an inner side of the skin. The first branch cable and the second branch cable are disposed within the foamed resin material in the first routing section and the second routing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takahiko ENDO, Keiji MAKINO, Jun JIN, Takemasa OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210213858
    Abstract: An armrest includes a bracket fixed to a frame of a seat, an armrest body member rotatably mounted on the bracket, a receiver coil mounted in the armrest body member, and a transmitter coil mounted in the bracket and transferring power to the receiver coil with a non-contact transmission system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO, Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Hideki OSHIMA, Takahiko ENDO, Jun JIN, Keiji MAKINO, Takemasa OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210030157
    Abstract: An armrest according to the technology described herein includes a bracket, an armrest body, a device connecting port, an armrest-side connector, and a cable. The bracket is fixed to a seat frame. The armrest body is attached to the bracket to be rotatable. The device connecting port is exposed through an outer surface of the armrest body. The armrest-side connector is fixed to the seat frame at a position different from the bracket. The cable includes an end connected to the device connecting port and an end connected to an armrest-side connector. The armrest body includes a cable retaining portion through which the cable is passed and in which the cable is retained. Any one of the bracket and the armrest body includes a hole (an elongated hole) that allows movement of the cable along with rotation of the armrest body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takahiko ENDO, Keiji MAKINO, Jun JIN, Takemasa OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210031660
    Abstract: An armrest includes a cable to be connected to a seat-side cable arranged on a seat, and a body member that is mountable on the seat and includes a routing section therein in which the cable is arranged. The cable includes an arranged portion that is arranged in the routing section and a connecting operation section that extends outside the routing section when being connected to the seat-side cable. The connecting operation section is arranged in the routing section when the body member is mounted on the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takahiko ENDO, Keiji MAKINO, Jun JIN, Takemasa OKUMURA
  • Patent number: 10327555
    Abstract: A stay for headrest includes a hollow metallic stay body, and an end installation body. The stay body is formed as a letter-ā€œUā€ shape including a base, and paired legs extending respectively from opposite ends of the base. The end installation body is formed of a polymeric material, and includes a solid portion arranged inside a hollow interior in a leading end portion of the paired legs, and a spherical portion protruding from the leading end portion of the paired legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takemasa Okumura
  • Patent number: 10160069
    Abstract: A headrest stay is manufactured with a metal round pipe having a predetermined length and a predetermined thickness by performing a boring process on the metal round pipe by a cutting length of 5 mm or more from each of both distal ends of the metal round pipe to form a thin-walled portion that is thinner than the predetermined thickness; forming each of the distal ends of the metal round pipe into an curved chamfered shape having a radius of 5 mm or more by inserting each of the distal ends of the metal round pipe into a cylindrical hole; and bending the metal round pipe to have a shape of the headrest stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nasu, Akihide Ozaki, Koki Uemura
  • Patent number: 10150394
    Abstract: A headrest includes a stay, a headrest body, and a dynamic damper attached to the stay. The dynamic damper includes: an attachment member having an attachment portion attached to the stay and an opening having no bottom; an elastic member fixed along its entire perimeter by an edge of the opening and placed in the opening; and a weight embedded in the elastic member and placed in the opening. The attachment member includes a front-side divided body and a back-side divided body. The elastic member is sandwiched between the front-side divided body and the back-side divided body, whereby the elastic member is fixed along its entire perimeter by the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Nasu
  • Patent number: 9995243
    Abstract: An engine cover for covering an engine including: a cover body configured to cover the engine from above; and at least one fixing part projecting from the cover body toward an engine side and being configured to be attached to the engine side, wherein the cover body and the fixing part are integrally formed of an urethane foam, and the fixing part has an infirm portion formed at a periphery thereof so that the fixing part is configured to be deformed toward a specific direction due to the infirm portion upon input of a load to the cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kondo, Kimio Ishii
  • Publication number: 20180035808
    Abstract: A stay for headrest includes a hollow metallic stay body, and an end installation body. The stay body is formed as a letter-ā€œUā€ shape including a base, and paired legs extending respectively from opposite ends of the base. The end installation body is formed of a polymeric material, and includes a solid portion arranged inside a hollow interior in a leading end portion of the paired legs, and a spherical portion protruding from the leading end portion of the paired legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takemasa OKUMURA
  • Patent number: 9816460
    Abstract: The present invention provides an engine cover that can be manufactured easily and at a lower cost and has an attachment member that is high in quality and may not easily fall off. The engine cover has a cover body made of urethane foam, a skin layer disposed on a surface of the cover body, and an attachment member made of an elastic body and integrally molded with the cover body. The attachment member has a recess into which an attachment pin provided to project from an engine member is fitted, and a sealing portion that is provided to project at least one of the opening end surface of the recess and the side surface of the opening end part of the recess and that suppresses entry of a foamed urethane resin material that forms the cover body into the recess during integral molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kondo, Kimio Ishii
  • Patent number: 9663006
    Abstract: A vehicle seat provided in a vehicle includes a headrest with a pad in which an insert member is provided at a portion at which a head of an occupant is received. The insert member has rigidity that is higher than rigidity of the pad. When a rear-side collision occurs in the vehicle in a state in which the head of the occupant is away from the headrest and an inertia force applied to the occupant, the insert member allows the head of the occupant to sink into the headrest after the head of the occupant comes in contact with the headrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nasu, Koki Uemura