Patents Assigned to Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20210284047
    Abstract: A seat lifter includes: an inner link for changing a height position of an inner lower arm with respect to a floor of a vehicle; an outer link for changing a height position of an outer lower area with respect to the floor; a coupling rod that couples the inner link to the outer link; a planetary gear mechanism capable of causing the coupling rod to rotate relative to the inner lower arm and the outer lower arm; a drive unit capable of driving the planetary gear mechanism; and a power transmission rod that transmits power of the drive unit to the planetary gear mechanism. The planetary gear mechanism is disposed between the inner lower arm and the outer lower arm. The drive unit is disposed outside the inner lower arm in the width direction or outside the outer lower arm in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoya OKAMOTO, Sho KUME
  • Publication number: 20210284046
    Abstract: A seat lifter includes: an inner link for changing a height position of an inner lower arm with respect to a floor of a vehicle; an outer link for changing a height position of an outer lower arm with respect to the floor, a coupling rod that couples the inner link to the outer link; a planetary gear mechanism capable of causing the coupling rod to rotate relative to the inner lower arm and the outer lower arm; a drive unit capable of driving the planetary gear mechanism; and a power transmission rod that transmits power of the drive unit to the planetary gear mechanism. One of the planetary gear mechanism and the drive unit is disposed outside the outer lower arm in the width direction. The other of the planetary gear mechanism and the drive unit is disposed outside the inner lower arm in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoya OKAMOTO, Sho KUME
  • Patent number: 11118049
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modifier that is blended with a polyolefin to obtain a molded body and methods for using the same and for producing the modifier. The modifier includes a continuous phase (A) containing a second polyolefin resin and a dispersed phase (B) containing a polyamide resin and a modified elastomer and composed of a melt-kneaded product of the polyamide resin and the modified elastomer, the modified elastomer is an elastomer having a reactive group that reacts with the polyamide resin, the elastomer is an olefin-based thermoplastic elastomer having, as a skeleton, a copolymer of ethylene or propylene and an ?-olefin having 3-8 carbon atoms or a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer having a styrene skeleton, and when a total of the continuous phase (A) and the dispersed phase (B) is taken as 100% by mass, a content of the dispersed phase (B) is 80% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11121393
    Abstract: A manifold includes an end plate having a flat surface and a plastic layer. A hole for forming a flow path is opened in the flat surface. The plastic layer covers the flat surface and the inner surface of the hole. An inclined surface is formed on the inner circumferential surface of the open end of the hole that is located on the flat surface. The inclined surface has a straight cross section inclined relative to the center line of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kunihiro Yamaura
  • Patent number: 11110827
    Abstract: A vehicle seat operating device has a reclining lever, a lifting lever and a getting in/out support lever for rotating a vehicle seat in a horizontal plane. A reclining lever operation surface and a lifting lever underside operation surface are accessible from a side of the seat. The getting in/out support lever has a recess section which is formed toward the front, and an operation surface which is a ceiling surface of the recess is accessible from the front. Side access to the operation surface is blocked by an out sidewall located on a seat width direction outer side of the operation surface. The getting in/out support lever is easily distinguished from the other two levers because accessible directions are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takaya Tsukigase, Hiroyuki Mita, Toyotaka Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11110825
    Abstract: A sliding device includes a fixed rail, a movable rail, a lock plate, a spring member, and a fixing structure. The lock plate is displaced between a locking position where the lock plate engages with the fixed rail and restricts slide of the movable rail and a non-locking position where the restriction of slide is released. The spring member exerts an elastic force to maintain the lock plate in the locking position. The fixing structure includes a tapered portion of the spring member and a press spring portion that presses the tapered portion toward a hole of the movable rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TACHI-S CO., LTD., TF-METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11110830
    Abstract: A rear seat includes a support plate and a planar carpet laid between a lower part of a back lining of a seatback and a deck board located behind the seatback. The support plate is configured to support the carpet from underneath when the seatback is collapsed forward. The support plate includes a fixing plate part and a movable plate part. The fixing plate part is fixed on a back lining surface of the seatback and abuts the rear side of the carpet when the seatback is collapsed forward. The movable plate part is aligned with the fixing plate part, in the seat width direction, and is joined to the rear surface of the carpet. The movable plate part covers the seat side shield. The movable plate part abuts the seat side shield from behind, and shifts away from the fixing plate part when the seatback is reclined reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shutaro Kondo, Masaya Inukai
  • Patent number: 11110822
    Abstract: One example of a sliding device that can sufficiently reduce a separation phenomenon is disclosed. The sliding device includes a fixed rail, a movable rail, a fixed-side hook, an engagement hook, and a reinforcing hook. The fixed rail is configured to be fixed to a vehicle. To the movable rail, the seat body is attachable. The movable rail is slidable with respect to the fixed rail. The fixed-side hook is configured to be fixed to the vehicle. The engagement hook is provided to the movable rail. The engagement hook is engageable with the fixed-side hook, and is formed by a first plate material curved approximately into a letter J or U shape. The reinforcing hook overlaps with the engagement hook in a thickness direction of the first plate material. The reinforcing hook is formed by a second plate material curved approximately into a letter J or U shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Hattori, Motohisa Nakamura, Takuya Mizuno, Tsutomu Oya
  • Patent number: 11096436
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may include beading for decorating a target member. The beading has a linear member, a leg portion and a colored portion. The linear member has a main portion formed of a light-transmitting material. The linear member has a first end and a second end opposite the first end on an outer periphery thereof. The leg portion extends from the first end of the linear member. The leg portion has a sewn portion that is sewn onto the target member by sewing thread. The colored portion is provided in the linear member or the leg portion. The colored portion has a smaller quantity of transmitting light than that of the main portion. The colored portion is situated and configured to suppress the visibility of the sewing thread when the linear member is seen from above the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, YKK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunio Nishiyama, Mitsuo Kobayashi, Eiichi Sasada, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20210254647
    Abstract: A rotational coupler in one aspect of the present disclosure includes a plate-shaped first member, a plate-shaped second member, a tapered portion, and an outer circumferential ring. The outer circumferential ring includes a first ring flange configured to externally come into contact with the first member. The outer circumferential ring includes a bent portion in a middle part of the second ring flange in an extending direction. The bent portion is bent to protrude toward the first plate of the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma WATANABE, Yusuke INOMATA
  • Patent number: 11091616
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molded body and a method for producing the same. The molded body includes: a continuous phase containing first and second polyolefin resins; and a dispersed phase containing a polyamide resin and a modified elastomer and composed of a melt-kneaded product of the polyamide resin and the modified elastomer, the modified elastomer has a reactive group that reacts with the polyamide resin, the elastomer is an olefin-based thermoplastic elastomer having, as a skeleton, a copolymer of ethylene or propylene and an ?-olefin having 3-8 carbon atoms or a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer having a styrene skeleton, when a total of the continuous and dispersed phases is taken as 100% by mass, the dispersed phase is 70% by mass or less, and when a total of the first and second polyolefin resins is taken as 100% by mass, the second polyolefin resin is 80% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11091068
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Motoi, Yoshiro Hara, Masanori Ogihara
  • Publication number: 20210245697
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat pad and a seat cover including a first part and a second part. The seat cover is provided with: a sewing line that sews the first part and the second part together; and an outline stitch that extends in parallel to the sewing line and that is located on one side of the sewing line. A belt-shaped plate is sewn to a first seam allowance and a first main body of the first part by the outline stitch in a position on an end side of the first seam allowance relative to the sewing line. The seat pad is covered with the seat cover in a state where the belt-shaped plate extends beyond the sewing line toward the second part and where the belt-shaped plate presses a second seam allowance to abut against a second main body of the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki OHTSU
  • Patent number: 11084192
    Abstract: A fabric-like material for reinforcement in an urethane foam molding is obtained by impregnating a part of a surface of a nonwoven fabric of organic fibers with a hot melt magnetic material and immobilizing the hot melt magnetic material. The hot melt magnetic material satisfies compositions described below and has a softening point of 70 to 100° C. Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (A): 10 to 95% by mass. Wax (B): 0 to 30% by mass. Magnetic powder (C): 5 to 70% by mass. (The total of (A), (B) and (C) is 100% by mass.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MOLD TECHNICAL OFFICE CO., LTD., TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO ADL CORPORATION, TOYOCHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Murata, Kensuke Inuzuka, Toshio Iwasawa, Kenichi Hara, Takafumi Senaga
  • Publication number: 20210237624
    Abstract: A vehicle seat reclining apparatus includes: a protruding portion protruding toward an inner side in a radial direction so as to be abutted by another pawl in a circumferential direction when a specific pawl abuts, in the circumferential direction, against a step formed at a boundary between a first region and a second region; and a restricting portion configured to restrict a movement range of the another pawl regulated by a regulating portion to an inner side in the radial direction than a position where the another pawl and the protruding portion interfere with each other in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki TERAGUCHI, Hiroyuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11076698
    Abstract: A seat device includes a seat cushion where a sitting person is seated, and a seatback configured to support the upper body of the sitting person. The seatback includes a seatback frame, a seatback pad placed on a front face of the seatback frame, and a seatback cover covering a surface of the seatback pad. A plurality of stretch airbags is provided in a part of the seatback at a position corresponding to the lumbar part of the sitting person, and the stretch airbags are configured to inflate and press a surface of the seatback to a direction approaching the sitting person. The stretch airbags are placed to overlap each other in a thickness direction of the seatback such that the seatback pad is sandwiched between the stretch airbags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Munechika, Norie Umehara, Tomokazu Seki, Ryosuke Mizuno, Yuki Fujii, Tomoko Kanbara
  • Patent number: 11077780
    Abstract: A seat includes: a backrest configured to support a back of a seated occupant; a headrest provided to an upper portion of the backrest and configured to support a back of a head of the seated occupant; an overhang portion configured to overhang forward so as to laterally cover the head of the seated occupant from a side portion of the headrest; an overhang adjustment mechanism capable of adjusting an overhang amount of the overhang portion; and a height adjustment mechanism capable of adjusting a height position of the headrest with respect to the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Akaike, Hiroshi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11073117
    Abstract: The intake manifold includes an intake air introduction port, a surge tank and a plurality of intake pipes. The intake air introduction port is connected to one end side of the surge tank in a direction in which the intake pipes are arranged. The surge tank is provided with a stepped portion over the direction in which the intake pipes are arranged. The stepped portion has an erected wall erected from a surface of the surge tank and connected to the plurality of intake pipes, and a curved wall connecting a tip side of the erected wall and the surface of the surge tank. Further, the surge tank is provided with a concave portion recessed toward the stepped portion at an intermediate portion in the direction in which the intake pipes are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kunitaka Maeda
  • Patent number: 11073055
    Abstract: An electrostatic oil mist separator for an internal combustion engine includes a positive plate and a negative plate facing each other, a filter arranged between the positive plate and the negative plate, a case having an inlet and an outlet and houses the positive plate, the negative plate, and the filter, and a voltage generator. The electrostatic oil mist separator is configured to cause blow-by gas to flow from the inlet to the outlet between the positive plate and the negative plate in a state in which the voltage generator is applying a voltage across the positive plate and the negative plate, thereby separating oil mist from the blow-by gas by electrostatic adsorption force. At least one of the positive plate and the negative plate is made of a metal plate and includes a plurality of protrusions that are formed by cutting and raising the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Sazawa, Satoshi Kawabe
  • Patent number: 11065996
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion, an ottoman, a driving unit, and a power transmission mechanism. An ottoman frame formed as a framework of the ottoman is pivotably attached to a cushion frame formed as a framework of the seat cushion. The driving unit has an output shaft capable of outputting a rotational driving force, and the ottoman frame has a pantograph mechanism that allows the ottoman to deform between an extended state and an unextended state. The power transmission mechanism has a pinion gear fixed to the output shaft, and a first sector gear meshing with the pinion gear. The first sector gear is connected to a driving link of the pantograph mechanism, to implement pivoting and deformation of the ottoman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sadao Ito