Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion including a cover, a frame and a pad, a plurality of parts of the cover being restrained to the frame and the pad; a cushion airbag device mounted in a front portion in the seat cushion and configured to inflate and deploy an airbag at a time of a frontal collision of a vehicle; and a restraint release part provided in a part of the cover positioned at at least one side in a seat front-rear direction with respect to the cushion airbag device among the plurality of parts of the cover. The restraint release part is configured to release the restraint of the part of the cover with an inflation pressure of the airbag.
February 3, 2021
September 23, 2021
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Abstract: An airbag having an exhaust hole and an opening/closing control device configured to control opening and closing of the exhaust hole are provided. The airbag includes a bag body, and a discharge portion having the exhaust hole, the discharge portion is configured to maintain a blocked state of the exhaust hole by being drawn into the bag body at the time of inflation of the bag body in a state where connection between a connection member and the opening/closing control device is maintained, and to be inflated by protruding from the bag body at the time of inflation of the bag body in a state where the connection between the connection member and the opening/closing control device is released to open the exhaust hole. A dummy inflation portion inflated to partially protrude from the bag body is formed at a position approximately symmetrical to the discharge portion.
Abstract: A seal component includes a division bar arranged between the movable glass and the fixed glass, a flexible first seal molded integrally with the division bar and sealing both a vertical side portion of the movable glass and a vertical side portion of the fixed glass, a flexible second seal coupled to an upper end of the first seal and sealing a portion of a periphery of the fixed glass excluding the vertical side portion, and a coupling member that couples a lower side portion of the second seal to the first seal. The first seal includes a first groove into which the vertical side portion of the fixed glass is fitted thereby sealing the vertical side portion, and the second seal includes a second groove into which the portion of the periphery of the fixed glass excluding the vertical side portion is fitted thereby sealing the fitted portion.
Abstract: A rotary holder device includes: a vehicle interior member having an opening portion formed with a predetermined shape in an upper surface thereof; and a rotary body mounted on the vehicle interior member so as to be rotatable about a horizontal axis extending in a horizontal direction. The rotary body has a first holder portion and a second holder portion provided at rotation angle positions different from each other. The first holder portion has a first opening formed in a shape corresponding to the predetermined shape, and a first bottom wall facing the first opening at a position at the horizontal axis side with respect to the first opening. The second holder portion has a second opening formed in a rectangular shape, and a second bottom wall facing the second opening at a position at the horizontal axis side with respect to the second opening.
Abstract: A seat device for a vehicle includes a seat for supporting a lower body of a vehicle occupant, and a backrest for supporting an upper body of the occupant. The seat device further includes an arresting portion that is stored in a storage position disposed in the seat. The arresting portion is configured to be deployed from the storage position and restrain a part of the lower body of the occupant from moving forward in the event of a collision of the vehicle.
Abstract: A side airbag apparatus includes a side airbag housed in a seat back of a seat of a vehicle. The side airbag includes a lower protection portion configured to protect a portion below a head portion of the occupant, and an upper protection portion configured to protect the head portion. The side airbag is folded in a state in which the upper protection portion is folded toward a lower side so as to be positioned on an outer side in a width direction of the vehicle with respect to the lower protection portion, and a portion, that protrudes toward the front side with respect to the lower protection portion, of the upper protection portion folded toward the lower side, is folded toward a rear side so as to be positioned on an inner side in the width direction with respect to the lower protection portion.
Abstract: An airbag for a steering wheel is configured to cover an upper surface of the steering wheel generally all over when inflated. The airbag includes a driver-protection portion that is configured to be deployed towards a driver's seat and restrain a driver, a central protruding portion that is disposed in a vicinity of a center of the driver-protection portion and protrudes towards the driver's seat, a circumferential protruding portion that is disposed in a vicinity of an outer circumferential edge of the driver-protection portion and protrudes towards the driver's seat, and a small protruding portion that is disposed between the central protruding portion and circumferential protruding portion and protrudes towards the driver's seat. The small protruding portion is smaller in protruding amount than the central protruding portion and the circumferential protruding portion.
Abstract: A steering wheel configured to be rotated around a central axis of rotation includes a boss section that is located in a lower portion of the steering wheel and in a vicinity of the central axis of rotation, an outer peripheral portion that is disposed in an outer edge of the steering wheel in a circumference of the boss section, and a central portion that covers an entirety of a region located farther towards the boss section than the outer peripheral portion including a region above the boss section. The outer peripheral portion includes a grip portion to be gripped by the driver. The central portion includes a raised portion that protrudes farther upward than the outer peripheral portion along the central axis of rotation. The raised portion includes, in the upper portion, a cushion portion having such a resiliency that makes the cushion portion restorably dentable.
Abstract: An airbag includes a mounting portion, a top wall deployable towards a vehicle occupant, and a circumferential wall disposed between the mounting portion and top wall. An airbag base member for forming the airbag includes a top-forming panel for forming the top wall, and at least three circumferential panels that extend generally radially from the top-forming panel and form the circumferential wall by being joined together by adjoining edges thereof. Each of the circumferential panels is formed into a generally band-like contour which has a first and a second curving edges that make the circumferential panel enlarge in width from the leading end towards an intermediate portion and then narrow towards the top-forming panel. When the airbag base member is laid flat, adjoining edges of any two adjoining circumferential panels are generally symmetrical to each other in curving shape with respect to a line disposed there between.
September 13, 2019
Date of Patent:
August 24, 2021
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
Tsutomu Ishii, Masashi Hotta, Koji Kawamura, Yuji Sato
Abstract: A millimeter wave radar unit includes a housing including a first opening and a second opening, a millimeter wave radar mounted to the housing in such a manner as to close the first opening of the housing, and a cover including a cover main body as an emblem and being mounted to the housing in such a manner as to cover the second opening of the housing, with a millimeter wave to be emitted from the millimeter wave radar, transmitted through the cover main body and illuminate an exterior side.
Abstract: A method of producing a sealing member for a fuel cell includes: setting a base material made of a modified polypropylene in a mold; bringing a hydrosilicone crosslinked ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated diene copolymer into contact with the base material and performing molding in the mold; and vulcanizing the hydrosilicone crosslinked ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated diene copolymer and at the same time, bonding the hydrosilicone crosslinked ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated diene copolymer and the base material by vulcanization, in the mold with a molding temperature set to a temperature that is higher than a vulcanization start temperature of the hydrosilicone crosslinked ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated diene copolymer and lower than a melting point of the modified polypropylene.
Abstract: A light emitting device includes a wiring substrate including an n-electrode and a p-electrode wired on a surface of the substrate, a light emitting element including an n-pad electrode joined directly to the n-electrode and a p-pad electrode joined directly to the p-electrode, a first gap between the n-electrode and the p-electrode, with the light emitting element being installed across that first gap, and an underfill, which fills a space between the wiring substrate and the light emitting element. At least one of the n-pad electrode and the p-pad electrode is divided into two islands with a linear shape second gap therebetween. The second gap is continuous with a linear shape third gap between the n-pad electrode and the p-pad electrode.
Abstract: An airbag device includes an airbag, an airbag cover which covers the airbag, and a holder which holds the airbag and the airbag cover. The airbag cover includes a door portion which is pushed by the inflating airbag and opened with a hinge portion around a rotation center. A functional component is provided on the door portion and connected to and held by a deformable holding member. The holding member includes a distal side connecting portion connected to the functional component, a proximal side connecting portion connected to a part which can ensure an attachment strength, and a deformation portion which is provided between the distal and proximal side connecting portions and deformed to maintain a connection and holding state of the distal side connecting portion with the functional component and reduce a centrifugal force of the functional component acting on the hinge portion when the airbag is inflated.
Abstract: There is provided a passenger seat air bag having a portion which is unfolded to a side toward a center side of a vehicle in which a pressure difference in the portion is suppressed. A passenger seat air bag includes a front unfolding portion which is unfolded in front of the passenger seat, and a side unfolding portion which is in communication with the front unfolding portion and which is unfolded to side, of the passenger seat, nearer to a center of the vehicle. A horizontal tether is provided in the side unfolding portion in an arrangement which is approximately horizontal during unfolding. When unfolding gas is injected from the front to the air bag, because the horizontal tether does not block flow of the unfolding gas, pressure us the side unfolding portion is made uniform.
October 30, 2018
Date of Patent:
July 27, 2021
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device including an electrode having a low contact resistance with the back surface of a GaN substrate and being suitably bonded with solder, and having a low electric resistance of the current flowing in a vertical direction. The semiconductor device has a GaN substrate, a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer, a third semiconductor layer, a fourth semiconductor layer, a body electrode, a drain electrode, a source electrode, and a gate electrode. The drain electrode has a Ti layer, an Al layer, a Ti layer, a TiN layer, a Ti layer, a Ni layer, and an Ag layer sequentially from the second surface of the GaN substrate.
Abstract: A steering wheel includes a decorative component and a surface skin on a surface of the rim. The decorative component is formed into a band and a leading-end portion of the decorative component has a tapered form in which an inner edge curves towards an outer circumference of the rim and serves as a curving edge. The surface skin includes a curved-side section adjoining the curving edge and a non-curved-side section adjoining a non-curving edge of the leading-end portion. The curved-side section includes a main body that includes a curving portion which corresponds to the curving edge of the leading-end portion in shape, and an extended portion that extends beyond an apex of the leading-end portion and extends towards the non-curving edge of the leading-end portion of the decorative component. A region of the extended portion beyond the apex is joined to a leading edge of the non-curved-side section.
November 20, 2019
Date of Patent:
July 20, 2021
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Abstract: An airbag includes a bag body that includes a first panel and a second panel which are opposed to each other, a partitioning tether that is disposed in such a manner as to partition an interior of the bag body, a communication hole that is formed in the tether for providing gas communication in the interior of the bag body, and first and second joints that respectively join first and second edges of the tether to the first and second panels of the bag body. The communication hole has a generally rectangular contour which has two corners in a vicinity of each of the first and second edges of the tether. In both of the first and second edges of the tether, the corners of the communication hole are disposed closer to the first or second edge of the partitioning tether than a corresponding one of the joints.
Abstract: An opening/closing mechanism of a double opening console box includes right and left operation portions for opening a lid around a left or right rotation shaft, and an erroneous operation preventing device for preventing simultaneous right and left opening actions of the lid. The erroneous operation preventing device includes a center projecting portion provided to the lid, an erroneous operation prevention bar movable leftward/rightward relative to the lid, a centering component having a left-right-symmetric recess groove at a front end, and a spring member energizing the centering component in the front-rear direction relative to the erroneous operation prevention bar so that the center projecting portion is located at the rear end bottom of the recess groove.
Abstract: A noncontact operation detecting device includes a detecting means configured to be able to detect whether or not an object is present at each of a plurality of points to be observed, which are set in a space, an operation decision section configured to determine, on the basis of a detection result detected by the detecting means, whether or not a gesture operation has been performed, and an aerial image displaying device configured to be able to display an aerial image showing locations of the plurality of points to be observed, in the space.
October 18, 2019
Date of Patent:
July 13, 2021
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., UTSUNOMIYA UNIVERSITY
Abstract: An ion exchanger used in a cooling system of a fuel cell system, includes: a communicating tube portion including a first flow path which allows coolant introduced from one side to pass therethrough to the other side; a case portion which is provided to communicate with the communicating tube portion; and a storage body which is assembled to the case portion, has a second flow path in which a part of the coolant branches and flows from the communicating tube portion, and is merged with the communicating tube portion again, and stores an ion exchange resin in the second flow path, wherein: an assembled state of the storage body with respect to the case portion is changeable into a plurality of kinds; and a proportion of the coolant that flows to the second flow path is changeable by changing the assembled state of the storage body.