Patents Assigned to Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 10780848
    Abstract: A vehicle floor structure includes a first floor member arranged on a floor of a vehicle; a second floor member arranged in a position that is horizontally offset with respect to the first floor member and is adjacent to the first floor member; a wire harness including a portion arranged below the first floor member and the second floor member, extending from a first floor member side to a second floor member side, and having an end situated on the first floor member side and coupled to a connector; and a restrictor configured to restrict a crossover portion of the wire harness to be below the connector. The crossover portion is a portion of the wire harness situated below an interface between the first floor member and the second floor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Ogihara, Toshihiko Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20200290106
    Abstract: A stamping method includes: punching out a product from a workpiece by using a die on which the conveyed workpiece is placed, a punch, and a back pressure portion; displacing the workpiece upward with respect to the die when the punch moves away from the die; before the product is punched out, providing a protrusion that protrudes downward and is located at a part of the workpiece, the part being on the upstream side in a workpiece conveying direction of a punch-out portion and aligned with the punch-out portion; and using the protrusion, which is displaced downstream in the conveying direction together with the workpiece, to push the product downstream in the conveying direction, so that the product is ejected to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo SUMIYAMA, Yuta YAMAKITA, Taira ITO
  • Publication number: 20200290107
    Abstract: A stamping apparatus includes a die, a punch, a back-pressure device, a lift-up mechanism, and a delay device. A workpiece is mounted on the die. The punch is arranged to approach and recede from the die and configured to punch out a product from the workpiece. The back-pressure device includes a pushing member disposed in the die and urges the pushing member toward the punch to apply back pressure to the workpiece. The lift-up mechanism is configured to lift the workpiece above the die when the punch recedes from the die. The delay device is configured to delay lifting movement of the pushing member in relation to receding movement of the punch when the punch recedes from the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo SUMIYAMA, Yuta YAMAKITA, Taira ITO
  • Patent number: 10773607
    Abstract: A vehicle seat structure including: a mode switching mechanism including: a rotating mechanism which is configured to switch one seat of two seats between a state where the one seat faces a vehicle front direction and a state where the one seat faces a vehicle rear direction by rotating the one seat; and a slide mechanism which is configured to move another seat of the two seats from a laterally located position where the other seat is located side by side with the one seat to a vertically located position where the other seat is located to face, in the front-rear direction, the one seat facing the vehicle rear direction by obliquely sliding the other seat in a rear direction and in the seat width direction from the laterally located position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Akaike, Hiroshi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10774703
    Abstract: An oil mist separator includes a housing and an oil separating part which separates oil mist in blow-by gas. The oil separating part is composed of a first oil separating part and a second oil separating part. The housing is provided inside with a partition wall which defines chambers formed for the respective oil separating parts, and second nozzles which jet out blow-by gas are provided in a second partition wall which defines a second chamber in which the downstream-side second oil separating part is provided. The second nozzles can serve, for example, as passages for discharging the oil separated by the second oil separating part toward a drain pipe which is provided in a first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideto Morishita, Yoji Horiuchi, Naritsune Miyanaga
  • Publication number: 20200284330
    Abstract: A lifter device includes: an output shaft; a support member supporting the output shaft; an input member coupled to an operation handle; a feed portion transmitting forward and reverse rotation of the input member to the output shaft; a lock portion locking the rotation of the output shaft; and a friction generating portion applying a frictional force to the rotation of the output shaft. A rotating cam of the friction generating portion is a switching structure of switching to: a friction-suppression state when the operation handle is in a neutral position and when the operation handle is turned from the neutral position in a direction of raising the seat; and a friction-on state when the operation handle is turned from the neutral position in a direction of lowering the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke KAJINO, Yasuaki SUZUKI, Masataka IWATA
  • Publication number: 20200282873
    Abstract: A lifter device includes: an output shaft; a support member supporting the output shaft; an input member coupled to an operation handle; a feed portion transmitting forward and reverse rotation of the input member to the output shaft; a lock portion locking the rotation of the output shaft; and a friction generating portion applying a frictional force to the rotation of the output shaft. A rotating cam of the friction generating portion is a switching structure of switching to: a friction-suppression state when the operation handle is in a neutral position and when the operation handle is turned from the neutral position in a direction of raising the seat; and a friction-on state when the operation handle is turned from the neutral position in a direction of lowering the seat. In the friction-on state, a rotating member is pressed against a fixed member and friction is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke KAJINO, Yasuaki SUZUKI, Masataka IWATA
  • Publication number: 20200283589
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a fiber-reinforced material and an article made of the same. The fiber-reinforced material includes a fiber assembly and a matrix material coating the fiber assembly, the matrix material is a thermoplastic resin composition obtained by blending a polyolefin resin, a polyamide resin, and a modified elastomer that reacts with the polyamide resin. When a puncture test is performed at a striker speed of 1-4 msec and when a maximum impact force is applied is defined as PM and a deflection at break is defined as PB, PB/PM?4. When the amount of energy absorbed before a maximum impact force is applied is E1, the amount of energy absorbed after a maximum impact force is applied and before break is E2, and a total amount of absorbed energy of E1 and E2 is ET, the ratio of E2:ET is 70% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke GEHO, Masayuki KITO, Mitsutaka SAKO, Goro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200282875
    Abstract: A back frame, which forms a framework of a seatback, includes a back side frame, a stopper, and an extending portion. The back side frame is rotatable with respect to a cushion frame in seat front-rear directions. The stopper is fixed to the back side frame and includes a contact portion. When the contact portion contacts a contact target portion that is immobile with respect to the cushion frame, the stopper restricts rotation of the back side frame. The extending portion extends from the stopper in the seat front-rear directions. The extending portion is fixed to the back side frame in at least a part of the extending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MOTOI, Yoshiro HARA, Masanori OGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200282874
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a fixed frame; a tower frame arranged at a position offset from the fixed frame toward a first side along a seat-width direction; a recliner arranged between the tower frame and the fixed frame; a tilt restriction mechanism arranged opposite to the recliner relative to the fixed frame; and an abutting member arranged on a same side as the tilt restriction mechanism relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihiro MOTOI
  • Patent number: 10767606
    Abstract: A tubular air cleaner for an internal combustion engine includes a tubular housing, which includes a circumferential wall including an inlet, a top wall including an outlet, and a bottom wall opposed to the top wall, and a tubular filter element, which includes a tubular filter portion and is accommodated in the housing. A frame is arranged at an inner side of the filter portion to maintain shape of the filter portion. A planar adsorbent filter, which adsorbs evaporated fuel of the internal combustion engine, extends in an axial direction of the filter portion and is fixed to the frame. The inner surface of the filter portion is spaced apart from each of opposite planes of the adsorbent filter by a gap that allows air to reach the outlet without passing through the adsorbent filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20200276921
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat mounted in a vehicle. The vehicle seat of the present disclosure includes a seat body, a seat frame forming a framework of the seat body, a first load absorber provided to a back of the seat frame, and a second load absorber provided lower than the first load absorber on the back of the seat frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takao YAMAGUCHI, Yasumasa SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10760537
    Abstract: An air cleaner has a first housing having an inlet and an upper opening, a second housing having an outlet and a lower opening, a filter element arranged between the upper opening of the first housing and the lower opening of the second housing. The first housing includes a looped wall, which protrudes from the inner surface thereof, and a sound absorbing member, which is made of an air permeable material and fixed to the upper end of the looped wall. The inner surface of the first housing, the inner peripheral surface of the looped wall, and the sound absorbing member define an air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryusuke Kimura, Yoshinori Inuzuka
  • Patent number: 10759314
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat pad; a backboard disposed on a back side of the seat pad; and a seat cover covering the seat pad and the backboard. The seat cover includes a pair of covering pieces adjacent to each other on the backboard-side, and a slide fastener that connects the covering pieces. When the slide fastener is closed with use of a slider, an end portion of the slide fastener is projected from an edge end of the seat cover in a state where the slider is disposed in the end portion of the slide fastener. The backboard is provided with an insertion portion. When the end portion of the closed slide fastener is disposed on a reverse side of the seat cover, the end portion of the slide fastener and the slider are inserted in and locked to the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mayu Takahashi, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Atsushi Koizumi, Keisuke Tagami
  • Patent number: 10759317
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion, a seatback, and a headrest. At least one of the seat cushion, the seatback, and the headrest includes a fixed part and a movable part. The fixed part and the movable part that is mounted so as to be movable relative to the fixed part are provided adjacent to each other. A border between the movable part and the fixed part is exposed to an outside of the seat. A movable-side edge of the movable part and a fixed-side edge of the fixed part are disposed adjacent to each other along a direction of movement of the movable part so as to form at least a part of the border exposed to the outside of the seat. The movable part moves relative to the fixed part while keeping a constant clearance between the movable-side edge and the fixed-side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Iwao Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20200271027
    Abstract: A positive crankcase ventilation system includes a positive crankcase ventilation valve, a coupling part, and a plate member. The coupling part is configured to couple the positive crankcase ventilation valve and an internal combustion engine. The plate member is attached to the coupling part on an opposite side from a side where the coupling part and the internal combustion engine contact each other. A portion of the plate member is bent in a direction toward a base of a hose insertion port provided on the positive crankcase ventilation valve, and another portion of the plate member is bent in a direction toward a side wall of an attachment portion of the positive crankcase ventilation valve provided on the coupling part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoya TAMURA, Hideto MORISHITA, Yoji HORIUCHI, Naritsune MIYANAGA
  • Patent number: 10752131
    Abstract: Disclosed is one example of a sliding device in which occurrence of damage of a member closing an opening of a fixed rail can be inhibited. The sliding device includes: a fixed rail including an opening opened upward, the opening being arranged in a longitudinal direction of the fixed rail; a movable rail slidable relative to the fixed rail in a state where at least part of the movable rail is exposed through the opening; and a first closure member slidable relative to the fixed rail and capable of closing at least part of the opening, the first closure member receiving a force from the movable rail to thereby slide in a state where an opposed surface opposed to the movable rail is spaced apart from the movable rail via a clearance. The movable rail includes a support portion that supports the first closure member in a slidable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eiichiro Tsuji, Yuji Kuroda, Kazuhiro Tsuboi, Masanori Fukuoka, Tomoya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10752135
    Abstract: A vehicle seat to which a child seat is capable of being fixed, the vehicle seat including: a first fixture and a second fixture which are disposed while being spaced apart from each other in a seat-width direction, wherein the first fixture includes: a first engaging portion including first and second end parts and configured to be engageable with a first connector provided to the child seat, the first and second end parts being positioned on opposite sides from each other in the seat-width direction; a first leg portion including a first root part; and a second leg portion including a second root part, and wherein a center position in the seat-width direction of the first engaging portion and a center position in the seat-width direction between the first root part and the second root part are different from each other in the seat-width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10753319
    Abstract: A tubular air cleaner for an internal combustion engine includes a housing and a filter element. The housing includes a case and a cap coupled to the case in a removable manner. The cap includes a cap body and an adsorbent filter assembly. The adsorbent filter assembly includes a planar adsorbent filter, which adsorbs evaporated fuel of the internal combustion engine, and a fixing portion. The adsorbent filter is located at an inner side of the filter element and extends in an axial direction of the filter element. The inner surface of the filter element is spaced apart from each of opposite planes of the adsorbent filter by a gap that allows air to reach an outlet without passing through the adsorbent filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10753324
    Abstract: An inlet duct for an internal combustion engine includes a tubular body portion having an air-permeable side wall and a tubular suction portion that is arranged on an upstream side of the body portion in an intake airflow direction and has an inner peripheral surface that expands radially outward toward the upstream side. The body portion and the suction portion are formed integrally by a compression-molded fiber molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryusuke Kimura