Patents Assigned to Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10597060
    Abstract: A steering wheel is provided with a heater element on the rim. The heater element is mounted at least on a part of a core of the rim, and a cladding layer formed from synthetic resin foam covers an outer circumference of the heater element. The heater element includes a cord-shaped heater and a base material. The base material includes an insulation sheet that is formed from synthetic resin foam and disposed to face towards the core and a permeable sheet that is formed from non-metal which allows permeation of the cladding layer. The insulation sheet and permeable sheet are bonded together and sandwich and support the cord-shaped heater there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bunpei Morita
  • Patent number: 10589707
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus includes an airbag and an inflator. The airbag is configured to be deployed and inflated by the inflation gas at a position forward of a vehicle seat. The airbag includes a main bag member, an auxiliary bag member, and a tether. The main bag member is configured to be attached to a base member located at a position forward of the vehicle seat in the vehicle. The inflation gas is supplied from the inflator to the main bag member. The auxiliary bag member has a smaller volume than the main bag member and projects rearward from the main bag member. The tether extends across a boundary portion between the main bag member and the auxiliary bag member. A communicating portion, which allows communication between the main bag member and the auxiliary bag member, is provided around the tether in the boundary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Zhang, Shiro Ohara, Aviral Shrivatri
  • Patent number: 10584853
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a plurality of semiconductor laser elements including a first semiconductor laser element, and a plurality of reflectors including a first reflector for reflecting light emitted from the first semiconductor laser element, each of reflectors reflecting light emitted from corresponding one of the plurality of semiconductor laser elements. Light emitted from the first semiconductor laser element passes through a gap between two of the plurality of reflectors excluding the first reflector and reaches the first reflector. Lights emitted from the plurality of semiconductor laser elements are extracted in a direction different than an incident direction thereof toward the plurality of reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Kamiya, Masaaki Osawa, Satoshi Wada, Yuhki Kawamura, Kento Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10576924
    Abstract: An airbag is installed in a storage section of an instrument panel. The airbag includes a bag body, a part of which is constituted by a peripheral wall panel section. The peripheral wall panel section includes a pair of panels arranged in the vehicle width direction. At least one of the panels includes an assembled panel, in which adjacent fabric pieces are joined by a peripheral edge joint section. The assembled panel includes a support inflation section, which, when the bag body is deployed and inflated, projects outward of the bag body further than the other sections of the assembled panel so as to be in contact with the instrument panel. The support inflation section is constituted by a part of the peripheral edge joint section and a part of each of the two fabric pieces that are joined by the peripheral edge joint section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John Ruddy, Brandon Streeter, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10581092
    Abstract: An ion exchanger for a cooling system of a fuel cell system includes: a communicating pipe part with the two ends thereof configured respectively to be connectable to predetermined piping arranged in the cooling system, and including a substantially linear shaped first flow path; and a storage case including a second flow path configured such that, when a part of the coolant introduced into the communicating pipe part branches from the coolant of the communicating pipe part and flows toward the second flow path, such partial coolant, after introduced into the second flow path, is allowed to flow therethrough and join again the remaining coolant of the communicating pipe part, while ion exchange resin is stored in the second flow path, wherein an introduction device for introducing the coolant into the second flow path is arranged in the inside of the communicating pipe part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Ojio, Yoshiki Nakamura, Takeshi Hattori
  • Patent number: 10580936
    Abstract: In a deep ultraviolet light-emitting device comprising a Group III nitride semiconductor, the concentrations of electrons and holes injected into a light-emitting layer is improved. A barrier layer has a last barrier layer closest to an electron blocking layer. The electron blocking layer has a first electron blocking layer closest to a light-emitting layer. The last barrier layer has a first position farthest from the first electron blocking layer, and a second position as an interface with the first electron blocking layer. The first electron blocking layer has a third position farthest from the last barrier layer. The Al composition ratio at the first position is higher than the Al composition ratio at the second position. The Al composition ratio at the third position is higher than the Al composition ratio at the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Nagata
  • Patent number: 10573515
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a semiconductor device, the method facilitating removal of a growth substrate from a semiconductor layer. A decomposition layer formation step involves extension of a plurality of threading dislocations during growth of a decomposition layer. A bridging portion formation step involves exposure of the threading dislocations to the surface of a bridging portion. A decomposition step involves widening of the threading dislocations exposed to the surface of the bridging portion, to thereby provide a plurality of through holes penetrating the bridging portion; decomposition of at least a portion of the decomposition layer exposed in the interior of the through holes; and discharge of a decomposition product generated through decomposition of the decomposition layer via the through holes to the outside of the bridging portion, to thereby provide a first void in a portion of a region where the decomposition layer has remained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Okuno
  • Patent number: 10569703
    Abstract: A steering wheel includes a gripping portion that is gripped by a driver when a conveyance is steered, a light source that is disposed inside the gripping portion and is configured to emit light, a light guide body that is disposed inside the gripping portion such that an end portion of the light guide body faces the light source, the light guide body including an emission surface that is configured to emit light from the light source and incident on the end portion and that is formed on a surface on a driver side, and a covering portion that surrounds the light guide body and forms an outer layer portion of at least a part of the gripping portion around the light guide body. The covering portion is formed with a hole, through which light emitted from the emission surface passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kamei, Yoshio Mizuno, Hayato Abo
  • Patent number: 10566511
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a circuit board including a wiring on a surface of a substrate, the wiring including a raised portion, and a light-emitting element mounted on the raised portion. When the light-emitting element is of a flip-chip type, an element electrode thereof is connected to the raised portion such that an edge of the element electrode on an outer periphery side of the light-emitting element is located outside of the raised portion in a top view and an exposed portion of the element electrode is covered with a white or transparent resin. When the light-emitting element is of a face-up type, an element substrate thereof is bonded to the raised portion such that the raised portion is located inside the element substrate in the top view and an exposed portion of a bottom surface of the element substrate is covered with a white resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Yajima, Hiroshi Ito, Seiji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10562481
    Abstract: An airbag package of an airbag for head protection includes a rolled portion formed by rolling a skin material of the airbag as laid flat, and a compressed region in which a void space formed at the center of the cross-sectional surface of the rolled portion has been crushed due to compression. The rolled portion includes, in the cross-sectional surface, an upper layered portion, a lower layered portion, and a pair of side layered portions that are disposed around the center of the cross-sectional surface of the rolled portion and each have layers of the skin material. In the compressed region, each of the side layered portions bends generally at the center in an up and down direction such that the bent regions butt against each other and are packed between the upper layered portion and the lower layered portion in such a manner as to fill the void space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Hayashi, Masaaki Okuhara, Takashi Iida
  • Patent number: 10566495
    Abstract: To remove a deteriorated layer generated in forming a scribing trench by laser irradiation. A scribing trench is formed by irradiating a laser beam along a device dividing line on the rear surface of a substrate. At this time, a deteriorated layer is formed on the bottom surface or side surface of the scribing trench. Next, a protective film is formed so as to cover the entire top surface of the device structure, and the deteriorated layer is removed by wet etching. Wet etching is performed by alternately repeating BHF (buffered hydrofluoric acid) wet etching and MEA (monoethanolamine) wet etching several times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo Totani
  • Patent number: 10556554
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a camera, includes: a camera configured to image an image corresponding to at least a part of surroundings of a vehicle; and a decorative member configured to be mounted on an exterior component of the vehicle and to cover the camera, wherein: the decorative member closely contacts the exterior component, and covers the camera in such a manner that the camera is not disturbed to image the image; and the camera is disposed in a region of an inside of the decorative member from an external surface of the decorative member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Horibe, Takeshi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10555396
    Abstract: A light emitting device, which includes a plurality of light emitting elements each having a different chromaticity of emission light, to emit mixed light produced by mixing the respective emission light of the plurality of light emitting elements together, includes a receiving section to obtain command information on the mixed light, a driving section to perform a PWM drive on the plurality of light emitting elements on the basis of the command information, and a storing section to store correction information to be set on the basis of measurement results on the respective emission light of the plurality of light emitting elements. The driving section is being configured in such a manner as to, on the basis of the correction information, correct a duty ratio in the PWM drive to be set in accordance with the command information, and perform the PWM drive on the plurality of light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutsugu Sugiura, Taro Isogai, Kazuki Yabashi
  • Patent number: 10543805
    Abstract: A side airbag device includes: an airbag which is stored in a storage part provided on a side of an occupant sitting on a seat of a vehicle in a normal posture, and is deployed and inflated forward between the occupant and a side wall part by an inflation gas supplied from a gas generator in response to an impact applied from a side to the side wall part of the vehicle; an exhaust port configured to exhaust an inflation gas, the exhaust port being provided with the airbag and open toward a direction along a wall surface of the side wall part; and an opening varying mechanism configured to reduce an opening area of the exhaust port in a later stage of deployment and inflation of the airbag compared to an initial stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Hiraiwa, Takashi Iida, Norio Mizuno, Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 10539274
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a plurality of LED strings connected in parallel, wherein: each of the LED strings includes a plurality of LED chips connected in series to each other; in the LED string, ultraviolet light LED chips and blue LED chips or violet LED chips and blue LED chips are connected in series to each other; and the number of the ultraviolet light LED chips or the number of the violet LED chips is the same as the number of the blue LED chips in each of the plurality of LED strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Miwa, Kazuhiro Sakai, Shota Shimonishi, Shigeo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10538217
    Abstract: A completely folded body of an airbag includes: a folded body and a retainer, which is assembled to the folded body, including: an annular bottom wall portion; a plurality of fixing units; and a reinforcing rib, wherein: the folded body of the airbag is configured in such a folded shape that the airbag is folded to be gathered to an upper side of the retainer; the folded body is arranged with a bottom wall cover portion and a bottom wall separated portion which extends from the bottom wall cover portion; and the bottom wall separated portion includes a stepped surface having a vertical surface bent upward from the bottom wall cover portion, and a horizontal surface which is disposed above the bottom wall cover portion from an upper end of the vertical surface and extends toward an outer circumferential edge of the bottom wall separated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Komatsu, Hideo Higashi
  • Patent number: 10530045
    Abstract: A radio wave transmissive cover includes a cover body having a transparent first cover layer, a colored second cover layer, and a base material layer. The second cover layer is formed on the back surface of the first cover layer. The base material layer is formed on the back surface of the second cover layer. An opening is provided between the outer circumference and the center of the cover body. The opening extends through at least the base material layer and the second cover layer in the thickness direction, and the opening is open on the back surface of the base material layer. The base material layer and the second cover layer are joined together through a recess-protrusion relationship, thereby forming a sealing portion around the opening. The sealing portion seals the gap between the base material layer and the second cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Hideto Maeda, Tatsuya Oba
  • Patent number: 10526830
    Abstract: A gap is maintained between: an outer surface of a shaft which is inserted in and removed from a hole of a box body and serves as a rotation shaft; and a hole wall, while axial misalignment of the shaft in the hole is inhibited. In a double opening storage device, a lid has two shafts that extend so as to advance and retract along two rotation shafts. Each shaft has a cut portion which is obtained by a part of a circumferential portion of a leading end portion being cut out and disposed in a lower portion at lid closed position. The box body has two holes, formed in a side wall, corresponding to the two shafts of the lid, and has a projection that projects upward from a lower surface of the hole wall of each hole, and that moves the shaft upward when the lid is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasufumi Ike, Yu Hishida, Yoshinori Noda, Toshiaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10518633
    Abstract: A fuel supply apparatus comprises a filler neck body including a fuel passage-forming structure configured to form a fuel passage and a fuel vapor port branched off from the fuel passage-forming structure; and a nozzle guide located inside of the filler neck body and formed in a tubular shape. A vapor flow path is formed to be continuous with the fuel vapor port and introduce fuel vapor flowing into the fuel vapor port in a tank direction. The configuration of the fuel supply apparatus enables the fuel vapor circulated from a fuel tank to the fuel supply apparatus to smoothly join with the flow of liquid fuel supplied from a fueling nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sekihara, Yoshinari Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10518634
    Abstract: A fuel supply apparatus for supplying fuel to a fuel tank, includes: a flow path forming member configured to form a fuel flow path; and an injection port forming member, arranged in the fuel flow path, configured to form an injection port into which a fueling nozzle, configured to discharge the fuel, is inserted, wherein at least one of the flow path forming member and the injection port forming member includes an impact absorbing part to be contacted with the other and configured to absorb an impact to be produced by the fueling nozzle when the fueling nozzle comes into contact with the injection port forming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kito, Sanae Noro