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.
Abstract: A wireless power feeder includes a power feeding circuit, two or more power receiving circuits, and an electromagnetic field coupling circuit. Each power receiving circuit includes a resonant circuit having a load, a power receiving coil, and a capacitor connected in series to each other. The power feeding circuit includes a resonant circuit having a power feeding coil and a capacitor connected in series to the power feeding coil. The power feeding coil includes surrounding portions equal in number to the power receiving coils. The surrounding portions are disposed such that one surrounding portion surrounds one power receiving coil. Adjacent surrounding portions are connected to each other.
Abstract: A steering wheel includes a functional device and a control device, which is electrically connected to the functional device. The functional device includes a functional case, which constitutes a housing of the functional device. The control device includes a control case, which constitutes a housing of the control device. A first connector is partially exposed to an outside of the functional case. A second connector is partially exposed to an outside of the control case. The first connector is coupled to the second connector, so that the functional device is electrically connected to the control device without a harness between the functional case and the control case.
Abstract: An airbag device includes an airbag accommodated in the accommodation part in a state where a wrapping material is wrapped around a folding completion body formed by folding the air bag. A region of the wrapping material configured to cover an upper of the folding completion body has a double structure of an outer part and an inner part. The outer part has slits that are intermittently formed substantially along an axial direction of the folding completion body. The inner part is configured to cover a lower of the slits and is configured so that a terminal, which is an edge side distant from a region configuring the outer part of the wrapping material, is located below a central line extending substantially in a horizontal direction from a sectional center of the folding completion body.
Abstract: A tactile presentation device is provided with: a glove worn on the hand of a user; polymer actuators attached to a base fabric of the glove; a control device which controls the polymer actuators; and an array of haptic stimulators driven by the polymer actuators. The tactile presentation device drives the haptic stimulators using the polymer actuators through the application of a voltage to the polymer actuators by means of the control device, and performs tactile presentation to the skin of the hand of the user by driving the haptic stimulators. The polymer actuators are capable of causing the haptic stimulators to be displaced by at least 100 ?m when the frequency of the applied voltage is 1 to 30 Hz and more preferably 1 to 100 Hz.
Abstract: An airbag includes a body and a redirecting cloth that is composed of a sheet material having flexibility and disposed inside the body. The redirecting cloth includes an inlet port for taking in an inflation gas; one or more outlet ports that release the inflation gas as flown from the inlet port towards predetermined regions of the body; and a sew region that sews first and second terminal edges of the sheet material together. Each of the first and second terminal edges of the sheet material includes a turned-and-sewn region that has been turned inward and sewn. At least a part of the sew region is formed by sewing terminals of the turned-and-sewn regions together.
Abstract: An airbag device includes an airbag, a connecting member extending from the airbag, and an actuator mounted on an airbag housing for controlling an inflation manner of the airbag. The actuator includes an actuator body that includes an operating pin which penetrates the connecting member, a mounting plate that holds the actuator body and is secured to the airbag housing, and a supporting plate that is disposed in a vicinity of a leading end portion of the operating pin. The supporting plate includes a supporting hole for receiving the operating pin, and a flange that is formed in a part of a periphery of the supporting hole toward which the connecting member is released. The flange extends along an axial direction of the operating pin towards the leading end of the operating pin for supporting the leading end portion of the operating pin with its surface facing the operating pin.
Abstract: The likelihood of formation of a corner resulting from a recess in a part of an n-type semiconductor layer is reduced at a deeper position than a p-type semiconductor layer. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises: forming a gallium nitride (GaN) based n-type semiconductor layer containing n-type impurities; forming a groove by forming a first mask on a part of a surface of the n-type semiconductor layer and then etching a part uncovered by the first mask; removing the first mask; forming a gallium nitride (GaN) based p-type semiconductor layer containing p-type impurities on the surface of the n-type semiconductor layer including the groove; etching the p-type semiconductor layer so as to expose the n-type semiconductor layer at least in a range differing from a range in the presence of the groove; and forming a metal electrode contacting the exposed n-type semiconductor layer and the p-type semiconductor layer.
September 17, 2019
Date of Patent:
May 18, 2021
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
Kota Yasunishi, Toru Oka, Kazuya Hasegawa
Abstract: An airbag includes an annular attachment portion having an opening portion through which a bracket can be inserted and which is open in a substantially square shape. A case includes a protective ring portion having an opening through which the bracket can be inserted and which protects the annular attachment portion. The protective ring portion includes a corner cover portion that covers areas of front and rear corner portions on an upper edge side of an inner peripheral edge of the opening portion.
Abstract: A radio wave transparent cover is arranged in front of a radio wave radar device with a space in between in a radio wave emitting direction of the radio wave radar device such that radio waves emitted from the radio wave radar device pass through the inside of the radio wave transparent cover. A formation area, which includes the entire radio wave transparent area on the back side of the cover, is formed by an embossed uneven surface having an embossing depth of a range of 5 ?m to 200 ?m, inclusive.
Abstract: A seat cushion airbag apparatus is applied to a vehicle seat in which a seat cushion includes a cushion part and a support portion. An airbag, including an inflatable portion, is disposed between the support portion and the cushion part. The inflatable portion includes: a rear inflatable portion that inflates on a lower side of buttocks of an occupant; a front inflatable portion that inflates on a lower side of a femur of the occupant; and a connection portion that connects the rear inflatable portion and the front inflatable portion. A tilting plate is disposed between the support portion and the cushion part and is supported to be tiltable in an upper-lower direction by a shaft provided rearward of the front inflatable portion, the tilting plate including a flat pressure receiving portion that receives pressure of inflation gas from a lower side through at least the front inflatable portion.
Abstract: An airbag device includes an airbag. A passenger protection portion of the airbag has a frontal collision restraint surface, an oblique collision restraint surface, and a restraint recess portion. The airbag has a recess portion tether that couples a tip side of a recess of the restraint recess portion and a front end side of the airbag to each other, and at least one longitudinal tether that couples the front end side of the airbag and a recess portion-side region that is located on the restraint recess portion side with respect to a center of the frontal collision restraint surface in a lateral direction to each other, inside the airbag. The frontal collision restraint surface has at least two protruding surfaces that are configured to protrude backward, due to the longitudinal tether. The at least two protruding surfaces are arranged in alignment in the lateral direction.