Patents Assigned to TS Tech Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11325553
    Abstract: A side airbag device capable of preventing interference between a harness and an airbag is provided between a vehicle body and a seat. The side airbag device includes an airbag module including an inflatable airbag and an inflator supplying a gas into the airbag, a base member including an airbag storage portion having a concave shape and storing the airbag module and is attached between a vehicle body door and the seat, and a retainer member holding the airbag storage portion from the rear side of the vehicle body. The base member includes a first through hole through which a harness of the inflator is inserted and a flange which is formed in the periphery of the first through hole. The retainer member includes a second through hole through which the harness of the inflator is inserted and which is provided at a position facing the first through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirooki Negishi, Masayuki Miyazaki, Naoya Nishimoto, Kazuaki Mima
  • Patent number: 11318881
    Abstract: It is intended to cause a light emitter to properly emit light for notifying an occupant of a movement direction of an object approaching a conveyance. A vehicle lighting device includes sensors (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) configured to detect an approaching object approaching a vehicle, light emitters (5) attached to the vehicle, and a control device (2) configured to control the light emitter (5) when the sensor (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) has detected the approaching object. The control device (2) controls the light emitter (5) such that a light emitting spot of the light emitter (5) moves along a direction corresponding to a movement direction of the approaching object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Nomura
  • Patent number: 11320109
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables lighting performance which appears as if there are more light sources than the actual number of light sources, and reduces brightness unevenness. A vehicular light-emitting device includes a plurality of light-emitting units, each of which includes an LED part and a lens configured to diffuse and emit the light received from the LED part, the plurality of light-emitting units being arranged side by side. The plurality of light-emitting units are arranged so that one or more brightness peak values exist between adjacent light-emitting units. Moreover, the light emitted from the lenses of the light-emitting units has a plurality of brightness peaks with respect to the spreading direction of the light, and the arrangement interval of the plurality of light-emitting units is set so that the plurality of brightness peaks of the light emitted from the plurality of light-emitting units are aligned at substantially equal intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nomura, Noriyuki Yamato, Kenichi Kamano
  • Patent number: 11312268
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat having a seat back that can be folded forward, in which the buckle is prevented from interfering with the seat hack when the seat back is folded forward. A seat cushion frame (F1) rotatably attached to the seat back frame (F2) includes a pair of side frames (11) extending in a fore and aft direction, a front frame (12) extending between front parts of the side frames, and a rear frame (13) extending between rear parts of the side frames and provided with a curved portion (13A) protruding forward in a middle part thereof. A buckle support arm is located behind the curved portion, the curved portion being dimensioned so as not to interfere with the buckle when the buckle support arm is in a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Miyazaki, Shigekazu Otake
  • Patent number: 11312272
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyance seat capable of appropriately controlling the behavior of the pelvis (lumbar) of a seated occupant when an impact occurs, and thereby suppressing the generation of a compressive load on the spine of the seated occupant. This conveyance seat is provided with a seat cushion. The seat cushion has: a seat cushion frame; a cushion pad placed on the seat cushion frame; and a high-hardness portion provided below the cushion pad and higher in hardness than the material of the cushion pad. The high-hardness portion is disposed such that at least a part of the high-hardness portion overlaps a sinking suppression member in the vertical direction of the conveyance seat. The sinking suppression member is provided in the seat cushion frame or a vehicle body so that sinking of a seated occupant is suppressed. The sinking suppression member is disposed below the high-hardness portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ishizuka, Atsushi Yamabe
  • Patent number: 11299077
    Abstract: A sensor disposition structure in a seat includes a cushion pad and a board-like member which is disposed under the cushion pad. A concave is formed in an upper surface of the board-like member, and a sensor is disposed in the concave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soichiro Kamei, Hiromi Taniguchi, Koji Onuma
  • Patent number: 11299044
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat that detects an alertness level of the driver, urges the driver to be alert, and permits the transition from autonomous driving to manual driving when the driver is alert enough for the manual driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Kenichi Niitsuma, Hidetoshi Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11292372
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat (1), a heater element (40) disposed between the surface of a cushion pad (8) and a skin member (9) includes a pair of main body portions (45-47) and a crossing portion (48, 49) connecting the main body portions to each other, the crossing portion being received in a tuck-in groove (11) formed in the cushion pad and extending through a gap defined between a bottom portion (22) of the tuck-in groove and a tuck-in member (35). The heater element includes a substrate (41) in sheet form, and a heater wire (42) attached to the substrate, and the heater wire in the crossing portion extends in a direction orthogonal to a lengthwise direction of the tuck-in groove in a zigzag pattern, the heater wire including a bent portion (62) of the zigzag pattern located in a bottom region (68) of the tuck-in groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Hoshi, Sachio Kobayashi, Yuma Tanabe
  • Patent number: 11279272
    Abstract: Provided is vehicle seat with a seat cushion and a seat back, the vehicle seat comprising: a pair of cushion side frames; a duct extending from the seat cushion along a rear side of a cushion frame toward the seat back and connecting an air passage and a blower, the air passage being formed in at least one of the seat cushion and the seat back; and a side frame cover configured to cover at least part of the cushion side frame. The side frame cover includes a duct cover portion configured to cover part of the duct at the rear side of the cushion frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Hoshi, Kazuki Kobayashi, Tomohisa Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11279312
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat (1) comprising a seat cushion (2) and a seatback (3), the seatback comprises a seatback frame (20) including a right and a left side member (24) extending vertically, a side airbag unit (30) attached to one of the side members, a flexible seatback pad (21) provided with a pad side slit (44) to permit an airbag to be deployed opposite to the side airbag unit, a skin member (22) having a skin side slit (51) in a part thereof corresponding to the pad side slit, and a retaining sheet (60) connected to a part of a back side of the seatback pad opposing the side member, and to the side member so as to fixedly secure a position of the seatback pad relative to the side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kota Akai, Masahiro Okabe
  • Patent number: 11273741
    Abstract: A mechanism for suspending a skin material on a seat rear surface with a simple and light structure is described. A vehicle seat including a seat back forming a backrest surface includes a seat back pad which is a cushion material of the seat back, a skin material which covers the seat back pad, a wire of which a part is embedded inside the seat back pad and another part is exposed to a seat rear surface, and a hook which is attached to an end portion of the skin material on the side of the seat rear surface. The wire engages with the hook so that the skin material is suspended and fixed to the seat rear surface of the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Sakoda, Kohei Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11247591
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyance seat including a lateral support portion that provides good appearance. A lateral support portion of a seat back includes a base member that defines an outline of the lateral support portion and a surface cover arranged to cover the base member to form an outer surface of the lateral support portion. The surface cover includes multiple surface cover pieces interfaced with each other to form the surface cover and a strip-shaped body that extends out of the interface between the surface cover pieces in a reverse side portion of the surface cover. In a state where the surface cover covers the base member, the strip-shaped body is pulled toward a side of the base member opposite to that on which the interface is positioned with respect to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Nishimoto, Kazuaki Mima
  • Patent number: 11241985
    Abstract: A vehicle seat according to the present invention includes: a seat back frame constituting a framework of a seat back; a blower disposed in the seat back; a bracket to which the blower is fixed; and a cover member provided on the rear side of the seat back frame. Herein, the bracket is fixed to the cover member with the seat back frame being held between the bracket and the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Okimura, Tatsumi Konno, Wataru Nishii, Yuji Nakano, Hiroshi Izawa, Hiromi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11235719
    Abstract: A vehicle seat comprises: a pair of opposed frames disposed opposite to and separately from each other; a pair of connecting frames disposed separately from each other in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to an opposing direction of the pair of opposed frames, the connecting frames being configured to connect the pair of opposed frames; a bridging wire disposed to bridge the pair of connecting frames; a reinforcing wire disposed to cross the bridging wire as viewed from an occupant side; and a plate-shaped plastic member configured to cover the bridging wire and the reinforcing wire at least at their crossover such that the bridging wire and the reinforcing wire are arranged to be spaced apart from and thus kept out of contact with each other, the bridging wire and the reinforcing wire being connected with the plate-shaped plastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Onuma
  • Patent number: 11236539
    Abstract: In a door trim assembly for a vehicle door having an opening fitted with a vertically moveable window pane and a drive unit for driving the window pane for selectively closing the opening, the door trim assembly includes: a door trim main body configured to be attached to an inboard side part of the vehicle door under the opening; at least one transmitter provided in an upper part of the door trim main body; at least one receiver provided in an upper part of the door trim main body and configured to receive a signal emitted from the transmitter and reflected by an object positioned near the window pane; and a control unit connected to the receiver to compute a position of the object according to the signal received by the receiver and control the drive unit according to the computed position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yogo
  • Patent number: 11230209
    Abstract: An armrest device is provided in which deformation of an armrest frame is suppressed. The armrest device includes an armrest frame, and a bracket by which the armrest frame is rotatably supported. The armrest frame has, at lengthwise extremities thereof, a base end closer to an axis of rotation and a distal end farther from the axis of rotation. The bracket includes a deformation restriction portion provided protrusively toward the armrest frame, the deformation restriction portion being a portion which faces toward the armrest frame in a direction of the axis of rotation of the armrest frame and which is located on one side of the axis of rotation on which the base end is located, when an armrest is in a use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetsune Nonaka
  • Patent number: 11225176
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat that can switch the state of a seat main body which includes a seat back and a seat cushion between a seatable state in which the seat back is erected to a car body floor to allow a seated occupant on the seat cushion and a storage state in which the seat back tilts down to the car body floor and the seat cushion is disposed between the seat back and the car body floor, the vehicle seat is provided with a guide part that contacts the lower portion of the seat cushion and supports the seat cushion when the seat state is in the seatable state, that slidably contacts a part of the seat main body in the transition of the state to the storage state, and that thus guides the movement of the seat back and the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11224947
    Abstract: A seat frame assembling unit includes: a setting device and a setting robot. The setting device is driven in a state where side frames, a connecting frame, a pan frame, a member frame and an upper frame are arranged. The setting robot installs the side frames side by side and subsequently installs the connecting frame, the pan frame, the member frame and the upper frame between the side frames. The setting device moves the side frames to positions in which the side frames are to be assembled with the connecting frame, the pan frame, the member frame and the upper frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Nakano, Shingo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11198379
    Abstract: The time required to complete current-to-target state transitions of a plurality of movable portions constituting a seat is shortened. A seat unit 1 includes an occupant support portion S1, a plurality of movable mechanisms respectively moving a plurality of parts constituting the occupant support portion S1, and an ECU 40 controlling respective operations of the plurality of movable mechanisms. The ECU 40 causes each of the plurality of movable mechanisms to undergo a transition from a current state to a target state and the plurality of movable mechanisms have a first movable mechanism requiring a longest time for the transition. The ECU 40 causes the transitions of the plurality of movable mechanisms other than the first movable mechanism to be completed by completion of the transition of the first movable mechanism from the current state to the target state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Oshima, Atsushi Kusano, Yuki Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20210370837
    Abstract: An electronic mirror system includes, a camera which can be attached to a side of an automobile and which is able to image a moving image diagonally behind the automobile; and a monitor apparatus which can be attached in the passenger compartment of the automobile and which can display the moving image imaged by the camera. The monitor apparatus includes a movable portion which can move the display which displays the moving image with relation to a wall to where the monitor apparatus is attached in the passenger compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi OZAWA, Takayoshi ITO