Patents by Inventor Hiromitsu Nagatomo

Hiromitsu Nagatomo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11273743
    Abstract: A mat mounting structure for mounting a mat on a seat back frame in a seat back may have a guide wire attachable to the mat configured to receive a force from a back of an occupant on the seat back. The guide wire may have a straight part extending linearly in a longitudinal direction of the seat back frame on a head side or a root side of the seat back frame. A bushing including a penetration hole in which the straight part is insertable in the longitudinal direction may be included in the structure. An attachment hole part in the seat back frame may also be part of the structure. The bushing may be detachably engageable with and attachable to the attachment hole part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: Adient Engineering and IP GmbH, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Frederick L. Wilkinson, Sean M. Osinski, Yunxiao Li, Wenting Zhang, Naoto Komiya, Laxmikant Indi, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Taiji Misono, Hiroki Ikeda, Hiromitsu Nagatomo, Yuki Fukuda, Souhei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11097637
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes an internal support member for supporting a seat occupant. The internal support member includes a main body in plate or sheet form positioned within a seat cushion frame, a pair of inclined portions extending laterally from a part of either lateral side of the main body with an upward slant, and front and rear mounting portions engaged by front and rear cross members of the seat cushion frame. A pressure sensor is mounted on a part of an upper surface of the internal support member located ahead of the inclined portions. The main body of the internal support member is provided with a pair of openings located on either side of the pressure sensor, and a connecting portion connecting the pressure sensor with a part of the front mounting portion. The pressure sensor and the openings are spaced from the front edge of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Onuma, Soichiro Kamei, Masaki Shimazu, Akira Nakajima, Hiromitsu Nagatomo, Yuki Fukuda, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Taiji Misono
  • Patent number: 11084405
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a frame provided in at least one of a seat cushion and a seat back; an internal support member for supporting an occupant, the internal support member including a main body in plate or sheet form positioned within the frame and extending substantially in parallel with the frame, and a pair of inclined portions extending laterally outward from at least a part of either lateral side of the main body with a slant away from the frame; a pad placed on a front side of the frame and the internal support member; a skin member covering the pad; and a clip securing another member to one of the inclined portions. The one inclined portion is formed with a tubular portion projecting from a back side thereof orthogonally to the main body, the tubular portion internally defining a mounting hole receiving the clip therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Onuma, Soichiro Kamei, Masaki Shimazu, Akira Nakajima, Hiromitsu Nagatomo, Yuki Fukuda, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Taiji Misono, Kota Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10926683
    Abstract: To secure both flexibility and rigidity of a pressure-receiving member, a pressure-receiving member capable of moving rearward in a state of receiving a load from a back of an occupant is included in a seat back of a conveyance seat for supporting the back of the occupant. The pressure-receiving member has a load-receiving portion which receives the load from the back of the occupant at a front face, and the load-receiving portion includes a load-receiving portion piece formed so that a length in a vertical direction of the seat back is shorter than a length in a seat width direction, and a rear reinforcement rib protruding along a thickness direction of the load-receiving portion from the load-receiving portion piece and extending along the seat width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., LEGGETT & PLATT CANADA CO.
    Inventors: Koji Onuma, Ryuhei Abe, Taiji Misono, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Masaki Shimazu, Akira Nakajima, Yuki Fukuda, Hiromitsu Nagatomo, Rob Colja
  • Publication number: 20200247270
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes an internal support member for supporting a seat occupant. The internal support member includes a main body in plate or sheet form positioned within a seat cushion frame, a pair of inclined portions extending laterally from a part of either lateral side of the main body with an upward slant, and front and rear mounting portions engaged by front and rear cross members of the seat cushion frame. A pressure sensor is mounted on a part of an upper surface of the internal support member located ahead of the inclined portions. The main body of the internal support member is provided with a pair of openings located on either side of the pressure sensor, and a connecting portion connecting the pressure sensor with a part of the front mounting portion. The pressure sensor and the openings are spaced from the front edge of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Koji ONUMA, Soichiro KAMEI, Masaki SHIMAZU, Akira NAKAJIMA, Hiromitsu NAGATOMO, Yuki FUKUDA, Toshimitsu MIZUKOSHI, Taiji MISONO
  • Publication number: 20200247292
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a frame provided in at least one of a seat cushion and a seat back; an internal support member for supporting an occupant, the internal support member including a main body in plate or sheet form positioned within the frame and extending substantially in parallel with the frame, and a pair of inclined portions extending laterally outward from at least a part of either lateral side of the main body with a slant away from the frame; a pad placed on a front side of the frame and the internal support member; a skin member covering the pad; and a clip securing another member to one of the inclined portions. The one inclined portion is formed with a tubular portion projecting from a back side thereof orthogonally to the main body, the tubular portion internally defining a mounting hole receiving the clip therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Koji ONUMA, Soichiro KAMEI, Masaki SHIMAZU, Akira NAKAJIMA, Hiromitsu NAGATOMO, Yuki FUKUDA, Toshimitsu MIZUKOSHI, Taiji MISONO, Kota YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10457176
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyance seat configured for adjustment of a deflection amount of a seat forming the conveyance seat, i.e., cushion properties of the seat. The conveyance seat includes a seat frame and a buffering body bridged over the seat frame configured to elastically support a seated occupant. The buffering body has a wire having both end portions attached to the seat frame, and a back restriction member configured to support at least a portion of the wire to restrict deflection of the portion of the wire. The wire includes a first right-to-left extending portion and a second right-to-left extending portion that extend in a seat right-to-left direction, and a coupling portion coupling the first right-to-left extending portion and the second right-to-left extending portion. The back restriction member is made of a resin material, and supports the first right-to-left extending portion and the second right-to-left extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: TS Tech Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Onuma, Ryuhei Abe, Taiji Misono, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Masaki Shimazu, Akira Nakajima, Yuki Fukuda, Hiromitsu Nagatomo
  • Publication number: 20190315255
    Abstract: To secure both flexibility and rigidity of a pressure-receiving member, a pressure-receiving member capable of moving rearward in a state of receiving a load from a back of an occupant is included in a seat back of a conveyance seat for supporting the back of the occupant. The pressure-receiving member has a load-receiving portion which receives the load from the back of the occupant at a front face, and the load-receiving portion includes a load-receiving portion piece formed so that a length in a vertical direction of the seat back is shorter than a length in a seat width direction, and a rear reinforcement rib protruding along a thickness direction of the load-receiving portion from the load-receiving portion piece and extending along the seat width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Koji ONUMA, Ryuhei Abe, Taiji MISONO, Toshimitsu MIZUKOSHI, Masaki SHIMAZU, Akira NAKAJIMA, Yuki FUKUDA, Hiromitsu NAGATOMO, Rob COLJA
  • Patent number: 10300821
    Abstract: A cushion pan includes a front and rear support part that extends from the front end to the rear end of a seat cushion and faces the lower face of the femoral region of an occupant and side support parts that extend obliquely upward from both right and left side edges of the front and rear support part and face side faces of the buttocks of the occupant. In addition, the front and rear support part and the side support parts may be integrally formed to reduce the number of components and assembling steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji Misono, Masaki Shimazu, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Akira Nakajima, Yuki Fukuda, Hiromitsu Nagatomo, Kota Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180272909
    Abstract: A cushion pan includes a front and rear support part that extends from the front end to the rear end of a seat cushion and faces the lower face of the femoral region of an occupant and side support parts that extend obliquely upward from both right and left side edges of the front and rear support part and face side faces of the buttocks of the occupant. In addition, the front and rear support part and the side support parts may be integrally formed to reduce the number of components and assembling steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji Misono, Masaki Shimazu, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Akira Nakajima, Yuki Fukuda, Hiromitsu Nagatomo, Kota Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180118068
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyance seat configured for adjustment of a deflection amount of a seat forming the conveyance seat, i.e., cushion properties of the seat. The conveyance seat includes a seat frame and a buffering body bridged over the seat frame configured to elastically support a seated occupant. The buffering body has a wire having both end portions attached to the seat frame, and a back restriction member configured to support at least a portion of the wire to restrict deflection of the portion of the wire. The wire includes a first right-to-left extending portion and a second right-to-left extending portion that extend in a seat right-to-left direction, and a coupling portion coupling the first right-to-left extending portion and the second right-to-left extending portion. The back restriction member is made of a resin material, and supports the first right-to-left extending portion and the second right-to-left extending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Koji Onuma, Ryuhei Abe, Taiji Misono, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Masaki Shimazu, Akira Nakajima, Yuki Fukuda, Hiromitsu Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 9796302
    Abstract: A seat for vehicles includes: a seat back frame; and a pressure receiving member that is mounted on the seat back frame to support a back of an occupant. The seat back frame includes a lower seat back frame and an upper seat back frame mounted on an upper portion of the lower seat back frame in a forwardly and rearwardly swingable manner, and the pressure receiving member is disposed from an area corresponding to the shoulder of an occupant to an area corresponding to the waist of the occupant and is supported by the upper seat back frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Harutomi Nishide, Yuji Arata, Hiromitsu Nagatomo
  • Publication number: 20160121761
    Abstract: A seat for vehicles includes: a seat back frame; and a shoulder and back supporting member that is mounted on the seat back frame to support a back of an occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Harutomi Nishide, Yuji Arata, Hiromitsu Nagatomo