Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Sekino

Hiroshi Sekino 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: 10815595
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a trim cover surface material, includes: providing a jig including a first frame configured to hold an outer periphery of an outer material and a second frame configured to hold an outer periphery of a wadding material by overlapping the wadding material on the outer material which is held by the first frame; holding the outer periphery of the outer material with the first frame of the jig; forming through holes at the outer material which is held by the jig; holding the outer periphery of the wadding material with the second frame of the jig while the outer material is held by the first frame of the jig; and forming stitches at the outer material and the wadding material which are overlapped and held by the jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Yukihito Kobayashi, Norio Endou, Takahiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10596937
    Abstract: An interior part of vehicle capable of improving in design property is manufactured by joining a plurality of pieces of a layered cloth having at least a skin material and a cushion material. The plurality of pieces to be joined are processed with continuous stitches, and the pieces joined with the stitch processing are sewn up, with the front surfaces put together, along ends to be joined. One of the joined plurality of pieces is folded, thus the plurality of pieces are provided, with the front surfaces facing vehicle interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Yukihito Kobayashi, Satoshi Tadokoro, Meimei Lai, Takuya Hori
  • Patent number: 10384572
    Abstract: A trim cover includes: a plurality of skin materials; and a sewing part formed by sewing two skin materials of the plurality of skin materials with multiple rows of seams which extend in parallel with a sewing line of the two skin materials. In the trim cover formed by sewing the plurality of skin materials, the inclining direction of the seam allowances of the two sewn skin materials can be easily made constant so as to suppress the meandering of the sewing line of the two skin materials, and the appearance quality of the vehicle seat covered with the trim cover can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Yukihito Kobayashi, Norio Endou, Takahiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10300817
    Abstract: At least a part of a seat cover (4) covering a vehicle seat (1) is formed of a seat-cover skin material (5) including a surface material (10), a cushion material (11), and a backing material (12) which are laminated in this order and are integrally joined together, and a stitch portion (20) at which the surface material (10) and the backing material (12) are sewn together, wherein an elongation percentage of the surface material (10) is greater than an elongation percentage of the backing material (12) when the same load is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Aida, Hiroshi Sekino
  • Patent number: 10220741
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a trim cover including: a plurality of surface materials joined each other; a core material; a welt surface material wrapping the core material; a welt provided along a seam of two pieces of joined surface materials; and an empty core part provided with the welt, the empty core part reaching one end of the welt; and a seat element overlapped on the empty core part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Yukihito Kobayashi, Norio Endou, Takahiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10076984
    Abstract: A trim cover includes a plurality of surface materials joined each other, the plurality of surface materials including two pieces of surface materials, each of which is formed with a plurality of elements that form an iterative pattern repeated along a joining direction of the two pieces of the surface materials, wherein the plurality of elements line up by a same pattern in an extending direction of sewing regions of the two pieces of surface materials, and extend parallel to the joining direction, at least at the sewing regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Yukihito Kobayashi, Norio Endou, Takahiro Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20180015859
    Abstract: At least a part of a seat cover (4) covering a vehicle seat (1) is formed of a seat-cover skin material (5) including a surface material (10), a cushion material (11), and a backing material (12) which are laminated in this order and are integrally joined together, and a stitch portion (20) at which the surface material (10) and the backing material (12) are sewn together, wherein an elongation percentage of the surface material (10) is greater than an elongation percentage of the backing material (12) when the same load is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Yusuke AIDA, Hiroshi SEKINO
  • Publication number: 20170305317
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a trim cover including: a plurality of surface materials joined each other; a core material; a welt surface material wrapping the core material; a welt provided along a seam of two pieces of joined surface materials; and an empty core part provided with the welt, the empty core part reaching one end of the welt; and a seat element overlapped on the empty core part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi SEKINO, Yukihito KOBAYASHI, Norio ENDOU, Takahiro KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170306543
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a trim cover surface material, includes: providing a jig including a first frame configured to hold an outer periphery of an outer material and a second frame configured to hold an outer periphery of a wadding material by overlapping the wadding material on the outer material which is held by the first frame; holding the outer periphery of the outer material with the first frame of the jig; forming through holes at the outer material which is held by the jig; holding the outer periphery of the wadding material with the second frame of the jig while the outer material is held by the first frame of the jig; and forming stitches at the outer material and the wadding material which are overlapped and held by the jig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi SEKINO, Yukihito KOBAYASHI, Norio ENDOU, Takahiro KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170305318
    Abstract: A trim cover includes a plurality of surface materials joined each other, the plurality of surface materials including two pieces of surface materials, each of which is formed with a plurality of elements that form an iterative pattern repeated along a joining direction of the two pieces of the surface materials, wherein the plurality of elements line up by a same pattern in an extending direction of sewing regions of the two pieces of surface materials, and extend parallel to the joining direction, at least at the sewing regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi SEKINO, Yukihito KOBAYASHI, Norio ENDOU, Takahiro KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170282766
    Abstract: A trim cover includes: a plurality of skin materials; and a sewing part formed by sewing two skin materials of the plurality of skin materials with multiple rows of seams which extend in parallel with a sewing line of the two skin materials. In the trim cover formed by sewing the plurality of skin materials, the inclining direction of the seam allowances of the two sewn skin materials can be easily made constant so as to suppress the meandering of the sewing line of the two skin materials, and the appearance quality of the vehicle seat covered with the trim cover can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi SEKINO, Yukihito KOBAYASHI, Norio ENDOU, Takahiro KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 9656577
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pair of anchors able to engage with engagement members provided on a child seat; a pad having a pair of pad recesses for storing anchors, a trim cover having openings above the pad recesses; and a pair of bezels being hollow cylinder shaped, each having an upper edge flange sewn at the outer edge to the terminal of the trim cover, and covering and hiding the associated pad recess, and each bezel is made of flexible material and has a lower edge flange formed integral with a lower end thereof capable of inserting into the pad recess, the pad has an engaging section capable of engaging with the lower edge flange, the lower edge flange may be deformed and inserted into the pad recess in order to make the bezel cover the pad recess, and the lower edge flange may restore its original shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekino, Tsutomu Fujikake, Yutaka Sodeno
  • Publication number: 20170028937
    Abstract: An interior part of vehicle capable of improving in design property is manufactured by joining a plurality of pieces of a layered cloth having at least a skin material and a cushion material. The plurality of pieces to be joined are processed with continuous stitches, and the pieces joined with the stitch processing are sewn up, with the front surfaces put together, along ends to be joined. One of the joined plurality of pieces is folded, thus the plurality of pieces are provided, with the front surfaces facing vehicle interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi SEKINO, Yukihito KOBAYASHI, Satoshi TADOKORO, Meimei LAI, Takuya HORI
  • Publication number: 20160250948
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pair of anchors able to engage with engagement members provided on a child seat; a pad having a pair of pad recesses for storing anchors, a trim cover having openings above the pad recesses; and a pair of bezels being hollow cylinder shaped, each having an upper edge flange sewn at the outer edge to the terminal of the trim cover, and covering and hiding the associated pad recess, and each bezel is made of flexible material and has a lower edge flange formed integral with a lower end thereof capable of inserting into the pad recess, the pad has an engaging section capable of engaging with the lower edge flange, the lower edge flange may be deformed and inserted into the pad recess in order to make the bezel cover the pad recess, and the lower edge flange may restore its original shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroshi SEKINO, Tsutomu FUJIKAKE, Yutaka SODENO
  • Patent number: 7170885
    Abstract: A packet switching is performed according to a routing information for relaying particular packets which is produced by the route computation based on the information of a received packet and the kept parts-of-routing-information useful as a basis for the route computation. At this time, the route through which the packet is relayed is determined on the basis of the kept parts-of-routing-information before the route computation. Then, the received packet is relayed according to the determined route. Next, a new routing information is produced by the route computation based on the information of the received packet and the parts-of-routing-information. Thereafter, the succeeding packets of the same route are relayed on the basis of the new routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nagayuki Hirota, Hiroshi Sekino, Shigeki Morimoto, Yoshihito Sako, Masashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 6778532
    Abstract: In a high speed multicast route searching method of searching information of a transmission port to which a received multicast packet is next transferred: a route address is formed by coupling a receiver address and a sender address in this order; one p-th power-of-2-branch tree node is configured by a collection of one two-branch tree node and two-branch tree nodes of p−1 stages totalling ((p-th power of 2)−1) nodes just under the one two-branch tree node to form a p-th power-of-2-branch tree which is stored in a memory; not one bit but consecutive p bits of the route address coupling the receiver address and sender address in a received multicast packet in this order are checked at the same time; and in accordance with the values of the consecutive bits, a search tree stored in the memory is searched. In this manner, a search process can be completed by tracing nodes (the number of bits of a search key divided by p) times at a maximum, independently from the number of entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Akahane, Kazuo Sugai, Takeshi Aimoto, Nobuhito Matsuyama, Yoshihito Sako, Hiroshi Sekino
  • Publication number: 20030123429
    Abstract: A packet switching is performed according to a routing information for relaying particular packets which is produced by the route computation based on the information of a received packet and the kept parts-of-routing-information useful as a basis for the route computation. At this time, the route through which the packet is relayed is determined on the basis of the kept parts-of-routing-information before the route computation. Then, the received packet is relayed according to the determined route. Next, a new routing information is produced by the route computation based on the information of the received packet and the parts-of-routing-information. Thereafter, the succeeding packets of the same route are relayed on the basis of the new routing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nagayuki Hirota, Hiroshi Sekino, Shigeki Morimoto, Yoshihito Sako, Masashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 6542496
    Abstract: A packet switching is performed according to a routing information for relaying particular packets which is produced by the route computation based on the information of a received packet and the kept parts-of-routing-information useful as a basis for the route computation. At this time, the route through which the packet is relayed is determined on the basis of the kept parts-of-routing-information before the route computation. Then, the received packet is relayed according to the determined route. Next, a new routing information is produced by the route computation based on the information of the received packet and the parts-of-routing-information. Thereafter, the succeeding packets of the same route are relayed on the basis of the new routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nagayuki Hirota, Hiroshi Sekino, Shigeki Morimoto, Yoshihito Sako, Masashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 6137781
    Abstract: A communication network system includes a plurality of networks interconnected via a plurality of relaying stations each performing a program controllable process to relay communication data, the program controllable process comprises a routing table having route information for determining a route to transfer the communication data, a learning processing unit exchanging the route information contained in the routing table among the individual relaying stations in accordance with the route information of the routing table to acquire the route information by the exchange, and a route information transform processing unit for transforming the route information contained in the routing table as acquired by the learning step into route information non-exchangeable among the individual relaying stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Goto, Naoya Ikeda, Hiroshi Sekino
  • Patent number: D785998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishii, Hiroshi Sekino