Patents Assigned to Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 12005815
    Abstract: Provide is a vehicle seat capable of inhibiting rattling of a seat cushion provided with a lifting device. One embodiment of the present disclosure is a vehicle seat including a lifting device for a seat cushion. The lifting device includes a pinion gear, a sector gear engaged therewith, a link rotating, together with the sector gear, with respect to the cushion frame, and a rubber member attached to the cushion frame. The link is displaced between a first position where a position of the seat cushion is lowest and a second position where the position of the seat cushion is highest. When the link is at the first position, or at the second position, or in a region between the first position and the second position, the rubber member is brought in pressure contact with the sector gear along a direction intersecting a rotational axis of the sector gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Toyoshima, Junpei Sato, Akiko Hirose
  • Patent number: 11999276
    Abstract: In a structure in which a lower arm is fixed to a vehicle, provided is a vehicle seat that can reduce an impact applied to a recliner. One aspect of the present disclosure is a vehicle seat including a lower arm and a recliner. The lower arm includes an arm body to which the recliner is attached, a first fixing portion to be attached to the vehicle in a lower position, and a second fixing portion attached to the vehicle in a rear position. The arm body includes a first recess arranged between the recliner and the first fixing portion in an up-down direction, the first recess extending from an edge of the arm body, and a second recess arranged between the recliner and the second fixing portion in a front-rear direction, the second recess extending from the edge of the arm body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Murase, Yuki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 12002969
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing metal nanoparticles, which enables metal nanoparticles to be more conveniently produced. The method for producing metal nanoparticles includes spraying and drying a mixture to form metal nanoparticles, the mixture containing a metal salt and at least one solvent selected from alcohols having 1 or more and 5 or less carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yano, Tomotaka Saito, Kota Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20240174144
    Abstract: A seat pad having a pad body made of a polyurethane foam molding, a ventilation passage extending along a pad back surface of the pad body, a duct member which is harder than the pad body forming an inner peripheral wall of the ventilation passage, and a back surface member provided along the pad back surface. The duct member and the back surface member are integrally foam-molded with the pad body. The back surface member has an overlapping portion which is not provided on a bottom surface of the ventilation passage but is provided so as to overlap the duct member in the direction perpendicular to the plane in a non-bottom area outside the bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki NAKAZONO, Naoto SHIMOTOI
  • Publication number: 20240172873
    Abstract: A cushion body includes a seat pad having a concave ventilation flow path extending along a pad rear surface of the seat pad, and a planar flow path lid covering the pad rear surface of the seat pad so as to cover the concave ventilation flow path. The seat pad has an expanded flow path in which a flow path width of the ventilation flow path is partially expanded, and the planar flow path lid includes a contact portion in contact with the pad rear surface, and a lid curved to cover the concave ventilation flow path including the expanded flow path at a position retracted to a seat rear side with respect to the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru OHIRA
  • Patent number: 11992980
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a foamed resin molded body that has excellent impact resistance and rigidity and that is hardly fractured even when subjected to high impact, and a method for manufacturing the same. The foamed resin molded body is made of an olefin-based resin composition containing an olefin resin and a polyamide resin, the olefin-based resin composition has a continuous phase containing the olefin resin and a dispersed phase dispersed in the continuous phase and containing the polyamide resin, and the dispersed phase contains a melt-kneaded product of the polyamide resin and an elastomer having a reactive group that reacts with the polyamide resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kito, Goro Takahashi, Toshihiro Suzuki, Yasuyuki Shimizu, Kosuke Tamaki
  • Publication number: 20240166093
    Abstract: This seat rotating device is a seat rotating device that rotates a seat body between a seating position where the seat body faces front of a vehicle and a getting-on and -off position where the seat body faces an opening of a door of the vehicle. The seat rotating device includes a base plate fixed to a floor side of the vehicle, a turn frame arranged above the base plate and fixed to a lower surface of the seat body so as not to rotate relatively to the seat body, and a coupling unit that couples the base plate and the turn frame to each other such that the turn frame is rotatable with respect to the base plate between the seating position and the getting-on and -off position. The coupling unit includes a turn link and a drive mechanism fixed to a lower surface side of the turn link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sadao ITO
  • Patent number: 11987105
    Abstract: A vehicular interior component includes a body member being in form of a plate shape having a plate surface, a skin disposed on the plate surface of the body member, the skin including an elastic layer that is on the plate surface of the body member and is not electrically conductive and has elasticity and an electricity removal surface layer that is disposed on the elastic layer and configured as a surface of the skin and has static dissipative properties, and an electrically conductive member being electrically conductive and disposed on the body member, the electrically conductive member including a retainer that retains an edge portion of the skin. The elastic layer included in the edge portion of the skin is compressed by the retainer from an electricity removal surface layer side and the electrically conductive member is to be electrically connected to a metal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Yamane
  • Publication number: 20240149797
    Abstract: A strap mount assembly includes a board member, a strap holding portion, and a stopper member. The board member has a first surface and a second surface that is an opposite surface of the first surface and includes a first insertion hole that is through the board member in a thickness direction and through which a first end portion of a strap is inserted to the second surface. The strap holding portion is on the first surface and configured to hold a second end portion of the strap and includes a second insertion hole in which the second end portion is inserted and that opens in a direction along the first surface. The stopper member is coupled to the second end portion and stops at a hole edge of the second insertion hole from an opposite side from the first insertion hole with respect to the second insertion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shosho CHO, Mutsuto MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20240150579
    Abstract: A molded body includes a non-foamed design layer, a foamed intermediate layer, and a non-foamed back layer, laminated in this order and formed of a first, second, and third resin compositions, respectively. The first, second, and third resin compositions contain a polyolefin as a main component. The first resin composition is an impact-resistant resin composition including a polyolefin, a polyamide, and a polyolefin-based modified elastomer having a reactive group reactive with the polyamide. A method of producing the molded body includes disposing a first support layer to serve as the design layer and a third support layer to serve as the back layer so as to be spaced apart from and face each other, interposing the second resin composition provided with foamability in a gap between the first and third support layers, and forming the intermediate layer by expanding the gap while causing the second resin composition to foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keisuke KATO, Toshiyuki ARIO
  • Publication number: 20240149820
    Abstract: A vehicular shock absorber to be mounted on a vehicular exterior side with respect to a vehicular interior component includes a low rigidity portion, a high rigidity portion having higher rigidity than the low rigidity portion, and a first connection portion. The low rigidity portion includes a first plate portion that has a first vehicular interior side surface, and a first mount portion that extends from the first vehicular interior side surface and is to be fixed to the vehicular interior component. The high rigidity portion includes a second plate portion that has a second vehicular interior side surface, and a second mount portion that extends from the second vehicular interior side surface and is to be fixed to the vehicular interior component. The first connection portion extends between and connects the first plate portion of the low rigidity portion and the second plate portion of the high rigidity portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daizo MORITA, Katsuhiko USAMI, Shogo KOJIMA, Yuta SUGIURA, Takahiro SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20240149512
    Abstract: A multi-stage helical gear manufacturing apparatus includes a first mold member, a second mold member, a large gear rotation core, a sleeve pin, a small gear rotation insert, and an insert pin. The second mold member moves the insert pin and the small gear rotation insert after the insert pin is caused to retreat in relation to the small gear rotation insert at the time of mold opening. The first mold member prohibits rotation of the large gear rotation core at the time of mold clamping, permits rotation of the large gear rotation core when the insert pin and the small gear rotation insert of the second mold member are moved at the time of mold opening, and causes the sleeve pin to advance toward the second mold member in relation to the plastic after the insert pin and the small gear rotation insert are separated from the plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki WAKIMOTO, Yuta SAKAGUCHI, Rikiya SUENAGA
  • Patent number: 11975635
    Abstract: A gear device includes a first gear, a second gear, and a third gear, a stopper plate, and a housing. The second gear is offset eccentrically when the first gear is rotated. The third gear is rotated at a slower speed than the first gear when the second gear is offset eccentrically. The stopper plate is engaged with the second gear thereby restricting rotational movement of the second gear while permitting linear movement of the second gear. The housing accommodates the stopper plate in a state restricting rotational movement of the stopper plate while permitting linear movement of the stopper plate. The stopper plate includes an arm extending in a linear movement direction of the stopper plate. The housing includes an accommodation pit accommodating the arm. The arm includes a branching portion. The accommodation pit includes a projected wall arranged in the branching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Hirose, Kouhei Izuchi
  • Patent number: 11970093
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle seat that allows detection of forgetting to mount a bracket for centering in a recliner with a limited space along a seat-width direction. One aspect of the present disclosure is a vehicle seat including a recliner mounted to a back frame. The recliner includes a recliner plate, a recliner main body configured to pivot the back frame relative to the recliner plate, a bracket fixed to the recliner plate, and a hinge pin penetrating the recliner main body, the recliner plate, and the bracket. The recliner plate includes a confirmation hole not overlapping the recliner main body. The bracket includes a body portion having a first through hole, and a detection target portion extending from the body portion to the confirmation hole and overlapping the confirmation hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Kawabata, Yoshihiro Murase
  • Patent number: 11958408
    Abstract: A vehicle light-adjusting system capable of adjusting the brightness in a vehicle interior day and night and appropriately performing light-adjustment for each of occupants. The vehicle light-adjusting system includes an incident portion which external light enters, a light-adjusting member arranged in the incident portion, a light emitting unit provided in an interior of the vehicle, and a control unit. The control unit controls transmittance of the light-adjusting member and controls illuminance of the light emitting unit. The light-adjusting member is divided into a plurality of parts. The control unit is capable of adjusting an individual transmittance of each of the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Maekawa, Mitsutaka Sako
  • Patent number: 11958388
    Abstract: An in-vehicle seat includes a seat back, a seat cushion, and an anchor for fixing a child seat. The seat cushion has a seat cushion base, a seat cushion pad that is removable from the seat cushion, and a supporting panel. The supporting panel is provided between the seat cushion base and the seat cushion pad, and serves as a placement face for the child seat. The anchor is provided at a position at which the anchor is covered and hidden by the seat cushion pad, and at which the anchor is externally exposed when the seat cushion pad is removed from the seat cushion. A guide groove that guides a linking portion protruding from the child seat to the anchor is provided in the supporting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Kondo, Kazuhisa Niimi, Ryo Sato
  • Publication number: 20240116436
    Abstract: A light-emitting fabric includes light-guiding threads woven thereinto. The light-guiding threads are side-emitting light-guiding threads having a core-cladding structure. At least a part of the claddings of the light-guiding threads exposed on the side of a design surface of the light-emitting fabric is processed with blast-grinding. The interior material for vehicles includes the light-emitting fabric. A method of producing a light-emitting fabric includes blast-grinding at least a part of the claddings of light-guiding threads exposed on the side of a design surface of a fabric to be made into the light-emitting fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240120815
    Abstract: A magnet fixing method includes heating a rotor core. The magnet fixing method also includes inserting one or more of magnets, to which fixing sheets are bonded, into the uppermost one or more of slots with the rotor core being rotatably supported by a rotating jig such that openings of the slots face sideways. The magnet fixing method also includes fixing each magnet to the corresponding slot by heating a foam layer to foam the foam layer. The inserting one or more of magnets includes inserting the magnets into all the slots by repeating insertion of one or more of the magnets into the corresponding one or more of the slots with the associated one or more of the fixing sheets facing upward, and rotation of the rotor core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki SUGIYAMA, Hiroshi AIHARA, Hiroki MORITA
  • Publication number: 20240116414
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure is a vehicle seat including a lower arm fixed to a cushion frame, and a recliner coupled to a back frame and to the lower arm and configured to cause the back frame to pivot relative to the lower arm. The lower arm includes a recliner plate. The recliner plate includes an impact absorbing hole located in a position lower than a rotational center-axis of the recliner, a first bead extending from the impact absorbing hole to the seat rear side and curved so as to protrude along a thickness of the recliner plate, and a second bead extending from the impact absorbing hole to a seat front side and curved so as to protrude along the thickness of the recliner plate. A protruding direction of the second bead is opposite to a protruding direction of the first bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki NAGATANI
  • Patent number: 11938845
    Abstract: A seat cushion includes a cushion rear portion forming a rear portion of the seating surface, a cushion front portion forming a front portion of the seating surface and being configured to approach and separate from the cushion rear portion in a front-rear direction by a cushion length variable mechanism, a cushion cover covering the cushion front portion and the cushion rear portion, a retraction member disposed over a cover back surface of the cushion cover to a first member, and a push-in member provided on a second member, and configured to push the retraction member by the cushion front portion approaching the cushion rear portion, thereby retracting the cushion cover into a gap between the cushion front portion and the cushion rear portion with the retraction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daigo Kimbara