Patents Assigned to Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20220379578
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel filler pipe including: an inner layer that contains a fluorine-containing copolymer having a carbonyl group-containing group and having a melting point of 250° C. or lower; an intermediate layer that contains a non-fluorine copolymer having a unit based on ethylene and a unit based on vinyl alcohol; and an outer layer that contains a polyolefin, wherein the inner layer, the intermediate layer, and the outer layer are directly laminated in that order, and the outer layer is a layer that contains a polyolefin having a unit based on an acid anhydride or is a layer in which a layer that contains a polyolefin having a unit based on an acid anhydride and a layer that contains a polyolefin having no unit based on an acid anhydride are directly laminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicants: AGC Inc., Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi NISHI, Katherine SPRICK, Thomas GRZYBOWSKI, Pierre GRYPINICH, Jacquelyn PRIESTLEY-DUNN, Marc MELVILLE, Ronnie SWARTHOUT
  • Patent number: 11511653
    Abstract: A palm rest assembly includes a palm rest bracket and a palm rest pad. The palm rest assembly is for a console assembly of a vehicle. The center console assembly includes a console frame. The palm rest bracket includes a generally C-shape. The palm rest bracket includes a base wall, a side wall, and an upper wall. The base wall is mounted to the console frame. The side wall extends between the base wall and the upper wall such that the upper wall is cantilevered. The palm rest pad is coupled to the upper wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunari Nishio, Roy Thorsell, Jake McNamara
  • Patent number: 11505097
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, for a vehicle which protects an occupant seated on a seating surface of a seat, includes: a first push-up mechanism which pushes up a waist portion of the occupant by raising a rear portion of the seating surface; a second push-up mechanism which pushes up a thigh portion of the occupant by raising a front portion of the seating surface; and a control unit which controls operations of the first push-up mechanism and the second push-up mechanism. The control unit operates the first push-up mechanism and then operates the second push-up mechanism when an impact applied to the vehicle from the front of the seat is detected or predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koki Tanaka, Takashi Iida, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Tadashi Yamada, Shigemi Mase
  • Patent number: 11498511
    Abstract: An airbag assembly including an airbag body having a front side and an opposite rear side, a fold line provided on one of the front side and the rear side, the fold line configured to adjust a length of the one of the front side and the rear side such that a length of the rear side is greater than a length of the front side when the airbag body is in a deployed state, the fold line defining a lower boundary, and a sewn portion provided on an outer surface portion of the front side and an outer surface portion of the rear side. The sewn portion fixes an inner surface portion of the front side to an inner surface portion of the rear side at a location within a predetermined distance from the lower boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: David O. Walker, John Ruddy, Brandon Streeter
  • Patent number: 11498505
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, protecting an occupant seated in a seat, includes: a seat belt; and an airbag which is arranged in an area of a lap belt in the seat belt. The airbag includes a bag body and a regulatory tether. A thigh abutment surface abutting on a thigh of the occupant is arranged on a lower surface side of the bag body, and an upper body restraining surface restraining an upper body of the occupant is arranged on a rear surface side. The regulatory tether connects a base end to a rear surface side of an upper-lower intermediate portion of the bag body and connects a tip extending downward from the base end to the lap belt side and a length dimension is set a dimension in which a connecting portion connecting the base end of the bag body can be pulled toward the lap belt side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumi Fukaura, Shinji Yamada, Takeki Hayashi, Atsushi Nakamura, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Patent number: 11498417
    Abstract: There is provided a check valve for a fuel tank, including a cover to be welded to the fuel tank, a case welded to the cover and having a discharge port configured to discharge fuel into the fuel tank, and a valve body configured to open and close the discharge port. The cover includes a positioning portion on an outer circumferential surface. The case includes a vent hole which is arranged upward in a circumferential direction of the case when the check valve is mounted on the fuel tank, and a valve body supporting portion which supports the valve body inside the case. The valve body supporting portion includes a selecting portion for positioning the vent hole, which is provided on a discharge port side at a position away from the positioning portion by a predetermined angle in the circumferential direction of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Ito, Atsuki Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Kito, Mitsuhiro Buichi
  • Patent number: 11498503
    Abstract: A vehicle airbag device includes: an inflator configured to generate gas when a first squib and a second squib are fired, respectively; an airbag including a main bag portion configured to inflate and deploy between an occupant seated in a passenger seat and an instrument panel and between the occupant and a windshield when the gas generated by the inflator is supplied into the airbag, and a center bag portion configured to project between the passenger seat and a driver seat from the main bag portion; and a controlling portion configured to control the inflator such that, when a head-on collision occurs, the second squib is fired after the first squib is fired, and when an oblique collision occurs, the second squib is fired after the first squib is fired and at a timing earlier than that when the head-on collision occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hirao, Yasuaki Kosugi, Atsushi Murakami, Ikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 11498502
    Abstract: A vehicle pipe holder configured to hold two or more pipes in a vehicle, the vehicle pipe holder includes: a holding member that is made of resin and that includes a first holding portion configured to hold one of the pipes, a second holding portion configured to hold another one of the pipes, and a holding connection portion that couples the first holding portion and the second holding portion; and a mounting bracket that is made of metal, that is separate from the holding member, and that includes a vehicle mounting portion configured to be mounted to a vehicle and an insertion opening configured to be inserted with the holding connection portion. The mounting bracket is configured to be disposed between the first holding portion and the second holding portion upon assembly of the holding member and the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kojiro Nozaki
  • Patent number: 11491943
    Abstract: A front passenger seat airbag includes an attachment portion provided on a front end side when inflation has been completed, an occupant protection portion provided on a rear end side to protect the occupant when inflation has been completed, and a cavity portion formed at an intermediate portion between the attachment portion and the occupant protection portion in a manner of penetrating the front passenger seat airbag substantially along a left-right direction. A left edge side and/or a right edge side of the occupant protection portion when inflation has been completed is formed with a protruding region protruding rearward and outward with respect to a central region. At least one of upper and lower edges of an occupant side panel is coupled to an end of the peripheral wall panel. An outer peripheral panel portion of the panel portion is a concave portion in a flatly deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Tanaka, Ikuo Yamada, Hajime Kitte, Kenichi Fukurono
  • Patent number: 11492837
    Abstract: In order to notify a user of a vehicle of a sensor position in an easily understandable manner to easily open and close a vehicle door by an operation performed by the user of the vehicle, a vehicle door opening/closing device includes: a road surface projection unit configured to project a display representing a position at which shape identification is performed, on a road surface around a vehicle; a shape identification unit configured to perform identification of a shape of an object in a predetermined road surface range including the display projected by the road surface projection unit; and a control unit configured to drive opening or closing of a vehicle door when the shape that is identified by the shape identification unit for the object in the predetermined road surface range represents a shape of a foot portion of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tsunekawa, Hitoshi Horibe
  • Patent number: 11485314
    Abstract: An airbag device for pedestrian protection includes means for shrinking and tying an airbag after deployment toward the storage. The airbag device includes a protecting sheet that is folded together with the airbag and stored in the storage, and a wrapping sheet that wraps the airbag as folded. The protecting sheet includes a main body and a plurality of straps disposed in a periphery of the main body. The wrapping sheet includes a rupturable portion that is configured to rupture and split the wrapping sheet into a front portion and a rear portion at airbag deployment, and a plurality of through holes each for receiving the straps in a vicinity of the rupturable portion in the front portion. The deployed airbag is shrank and tied toward the storage by passing the straps through the through holes and tying them so the straps do not come off of the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ozeki, Akira Yasuda, Taizo Suemitsu
  • Patent number: 11485844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition containing: 100 parts by weight of a polypropylene resin; 0.2 parts by weight to 2 parts by weight of an olefinic elastomer; 2 parts by weight to 5 parts by weight of a talc having an aspect ratio in a range of 35 to 60; 2 parts by weight to 5 parts by weight of a fibrous magnesium sulfate having an average fiber diameter of 0.1 ?m to 2 ?m and an average fiber length of 8 ?m to 30 ?m; and 0.01 parts by weight to 1 part by weight of a metallic soap that is at least one selected from the group consisting of a magnesium salt of a fatty acid and an aluminum salt of a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., SHIRAISHI CALCIUM KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsumasa Sasaki, Yutaka Minamino, Kenichiro Eguchi, Yasuaki Tanaka, Hitoshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 11489008
    Abstract: A first light emission region includes an n-type contact layer, a first light-emitting layer, a p-type contact layer, and a wavelength conversion layer. The second light emission region includes an n-type contact layer, a first light-emitting layer, a first intermediate layer, a second light-emitting layer, and a p-type contact layer. The third light emission region includes an n-type contact layer, a first light-emitting layer, a first intermediate layer, a second light-emitting layer, a second intermediate layer, a third light-emitting layer, and a p-type contact layer. The wavelength conversion layer is disposed between the p-type contact layer of the first light emission region and the driving circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Goshonoo
  • Patent number: 11479088
    Abstract: A glass run attached to a groove formed in a door frame includes: a basic frame including a bottom wall, a vehicle exterior side wall, and a vehicle interior side wall; an outer lip provided on the vehicle exterior side wall and coming into sliding contact with the vehicle exterior side of door glass; and an inner lip provided on the vehicle interior side wall and coming into sliding contact with the vehicle interior side of the door glass. The inner lip includes at least a first inner lip, and a second inner lip provided at a position closer to the bottom wall than the first inner lip is. Each of the first inner lip and the second inner lip extends toward the bottom wall, and does not come into contact with each other during sliding contact with the door glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Nojiri
  • Patent number: 11480172
    Abstract: A gear pump includes: an inner rotor having external teeth; an outer rotor having a tubular inner housing portion in which the inner rotor is rotatably housed in an eccentric state, and internal teeth meshing with the external teeth; a first core having a tubular rotor housing portion in which the inner and outer rotors are housed, and a flange portion projecting radially outward from a tube wall of the rotor housing portion; a board-shaped second core having a contact portion in contact with the flange portion in an axial direction, and closing an opening of the rotor housing portion; and a housing opposing the second core and made of a resin. A gap is formed between opposing surfaces of the second core and the housing in a state where the flange portion is in contact with the contact portion and the housing opposes the second core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Shinya Sakai
  • Patent number: 11472366
    Abstract: The airbag includes a bag body that deploys and inflates to cover the interior side of the window, and a strap having an upper end attached to an upper window frame, a lower end attached to a lateral frame, and an intermediate portion connected to the body. The strap has an insertion portion, which is inserted through the insertion hole of the body, on the intermediate portion, so that the part from the upper end to the insertion portion is an outer side portion, which is placed on the outside of the body in the inflated state, and the part from the insertion portion to the lower end is an inner side portion. When the inflation of the body is completed, the inner side portion is pressed to the inside of the vehicle by the front edge side inflation portion, and generates tension in the strap and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11474378
    Abstract: Provided is a test method performed using a lens which comes into contact with a human body during use, the test method including the steps of: providing a membrane member including a membrane swellable upon absorbing water and a supporting base having an annular shape to support an outer periphery of the membrane; allowing cells to adhere on the membrane of the membrane member; and bringing the membrane to which the cells are adhered into close contact with the surface of the lens, by immersing the membrane member and the lens into a liquid and deforming the membrane in a swollen state along the surface of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seitaro Taki, Yasuhiko Shinoda, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Rie Kimura
  • Patent number: 11462659
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor light emitting device including a growth substrate; a pillar-shaped semiconductor layer formed on the growth substrate; and a buried semiconductor layer formed to cover the pillar-shaped semiconductor layer, wherein the pillar-shaped semiconductor layer has an n-type nanowire layer formed at a center, an active layer formed on an outermore side than the n-type nanowire layer, a p-type semiconductor layer formed on an outermore side than the active layer and a tunnel junction layer formed on an outermore side than the p-type semiconductor layer, and wherein at least a part of the pillar-shaped semiconductor layer is provided with a removed region formed by removing from the buried semiconductor layer to a part of the tunnel junction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., MEIJO UNIVERSITY, TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kamiyama, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Motoaki Iwaya, Isamu Akasaki, Lu Weifang, Naoki Sone, Kazuyoshi Iida, Ryo Nakamura, Masaki Oya
  • Patent number: 11460214
    Abstract: In a duct device that includes a duct body 9 having: an air flow path 90 defined thereinside; and a first divisional body 1 and a second divisional body 5 combined in a combining direction in which the first and second divisional bodies 1 and 5 approach each other, at time of positioning when a first duct portion 2 and a second duct portion 6 oppose each other, and an engagement portion 33 and an engagement projection 7 do not engage with each other, an outer wall portion 65 covers, from an outer side, a tip portion 21 that is a front end of the first duct portion 2, and the engagement portion 33 contacts with the engagement projection 7 in the combining direction, and covers a second engagement surface 72 that is a rear end of the engagement projection 7, with an engagement wrap portion 35, from the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Tomohiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 11447090
    Abstract: A knee protection airbag device is provided with an airbag, an inflator, an airbag cover, and an attachment base to be connected to a vehicle body side member. The airbag cover includes a door portion that allows forming of a protrusion-permitting opening when pushed by the airbag that inflates, a door disposition wall portion that covers a lower portion of the airbag in a folded state, and connecting wall portions that extend upward from front and rear edges of the door disposition wall portion and that are connected to the attachment base. The airbag cover defines an accommodating recess capable of accommodating the airbag that is formed by bending a portion of the recessed grooves for bending that are formed by performing press working on a sheet member made of a non-woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Ono, Tetsuya Ogata, Naoki Hotta, Yuta Okayama, Yoshihiko Hishiki