Patents by Inventor Hirotaka FUKUI

Hirotaka FUKUI 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: 11092666
    Abstract: A millimeter wave radar unit includes a housing including a first opening and a second opening, a millimeter wave radar mounted to the housing in such a manner as to close the first opening of the housing, and a cover including a cover main body as an emblem and being mounted to the housing in such a manner as to cover the second opening of the housing, with a millimeter wave to be emitted from the millimeter wave radar, transmitted through the cover main body and illuminate an exterior side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Fukui, Yuhki Kuramitsu, Yoshiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200363329
    Abstract: In a cover device for a near-infrared sensor, a plate-shaped cover is arranged in a vehicle such that near-infrared light transmitted from a near-infrared sensor passes through the cover in the thickness direction. A part of the cover in the thickness direction is constituted by a bright decorative layer, which reflects part of incident visible light and allows near-infrared light to pass through. The cover is configured such that the near-infrared light transmittance is higher than the visible light transmittance. The vehicle further includes a light emitting portion, which emits visible light to the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Koji OKUMURA, Shintarou OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Hirotaka FUKUI, Yoshiharu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10794564
    Abstract: A back door handle device is provided above a license plate of a back door of a vehicle and serves as both a license lamp and a handle switch. The back door handle device includes a light emitting element, a switch that outputs a signal for unlocking or locking the back door, a housing that houses the light emitting element and the switch, and an outer cover that covers the housing and includes an integrally molded article. The integrally molded article includes a transparent portion formed of a material that transmits light emitted from the light emitting element, and an elastic portion covering an outer side of the transparent portion. The transparent portion includes a lens portion that extracts light emitted from the light emitting element. The elastic portion includes a switch cover portion that is applied with a pushing force from an outside for outputting the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Fukui, Koji Tatematsu, Atsushi Obata, Kakeru Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20200173627
    Abstract: A back door handle device is provided above a license plate of a back door of a vehicle and serves as both a license lamp and a handle switch. The back door handle device includes a light emitting element, a switch that outputs a signal for unlocking or locking the back door, a housing that houses the light emitting element and the switch, and an outer cover that covers the housing and includes an integrally molded article. The integrally molded article includes a transparent portion formed of a material that transmits light emitted from the light emitting element, and an elastic portion covering an outer side of the transparent portion. The transparent portion includes a lens portion that extracts light emitted from the light emitting element. The elastic portion includes a switch cover portion that is applied with a pushing force from an outside for outputting the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotaka FUKUI, Koji TATEMATSU, Atsushi OBATA, Kakeru NEMOTO
  • Patent number: 10634300
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element, a light guide, which includes a light guiding region and a lens region, which are continuous between both ends of the light guide, with the light guiding region to propagate therein light emitted from the light emitting element, with the lens region including a light extracting surface on an opposite side thereof to the light guiding region to extract the light propagated inside the light guiding region to outside, a first cover, which covers a surface of the light guiding region with an air layer therebetween, and a second cover, which covers the first cover while adhering tightly to a side surface of the lens region in such a manner as to hermetically seal the air layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Fukui, Yoshiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200124702
    Abstract: A millimeter wave radar unit includes a housing including a first opening and a second opening, a millimeter wave radar mounted to the housing in such a manner as to close the first opening of the housing, and a cover including a cover main body as an emblem and being mounted to the housing in such a manner as to cover the second opening of the housing, with a millimeter wave to be emitted from the millimeter wave radar, transmitted through the cover main body and illuminate an exterior side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotaka Fukui, Yuhki Kuramitsu, Yoshiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200080698
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element, a light guide, which includes a light guiding region and a lens region, which are continuous between both ends of the light guide, with the light guiding region to propagate therein light emitted from the light emitting element, with the lens region including a light extracting surface on an opposite side thereof to the light guiding region to extract the light propagated inside the light guiding region to outside, a first cover, which covers a surface of the light guiding region with an air layer therebetween, and a second cover, which covers the first cover while adhering tightly to a side surface of the lens region in such a manner as to hermetically seal the air layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotaka FUKUI, Yoshiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200031209
    Abstract: A back door handle device includes a switch to output a signal for unlocking or locking the back door, a switch knob to supplement actuating force of the switch, a housing for receiving the switch and the switch knob, and an outer cover that covers the housing. The switch knob includes an operating portion that is moved from an initial position to a switch position, a spring section that, when the operating portion is moved from the initial position toward the switch position, is elastically deformed to produce elastic force in such a direction as to return the operating portion to the initial position, and a temporary fixing portion that prevents such movement of the switch knob that the operating portion is moved from the initial position to the opposite side to the switch position. The signal is output from the switch when the operating portion reaches the switch position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotaka FUKUI, Koji TATEMATSU
  • Patent number: 10458173
    Abstract: A rear door open/close switch for being installed in a rear door of a vehicle. The switch includes an arm including an operating portion to be pressed when opening or closing the door, a switching portion that outputs a signal to open or lock the door, a spring member for pressing the arm in a rotational movement direction, and a housing that houses the arm, the switching portion and the spring member. The arm is arranged such that a rotational axis thereof is located nearer to a vehicle front side than the operating portion. When the arm is rotationally moved from an initial position to a switching position, an end portion of the spring member receives a force from a portion of the arm located nearer to the vehicle front side than the rotational axis and the spring member is elastically deformed by the force and thereby presses the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Fukui
  • Patent number: 10436413
    Abstract: An illumination device includes: an elongated light guide; a first light source; a second light source; and a controller. A first increase beginning time point at which the brightness of the first light source begins to increase from zero is prior to a second increase beginning time point at which the brightness of the second light source begins to increase from zero. A first increase finish time point at which the brightness of the first light source finishes increasing to the first set brightness is simultaneous with or prior to a second increase finish time point at which the brightness of the second light source finishes increasing to the second set brightness. A time from the first increase beginning time point to the second increase finish time point is not more than 0.2 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renge Asakawa, Yoshiharu Tanaka, Hirotaka Fukui, Yuki Kuramitsu, Taro Isogai
  • Patent number: 10342297
    Abstract: Base and cover members 3, 8 are pivotally connected by a pin 13. The cover member can be rotated between an opened position and a closed position. A stopper member 9 with first and second claws is mounted on the pin to rotate around the pin. The cover member has an engagement wall 7. An end 15b of a belt 15 is inserted through the cover member, the cover member is rotated from the opened position to the closed position, and the belt is pulled in a direction of drawing the belt out of the belt buckle, and thereby, the belt is locked between the second claws and a bottom wall 5 of the cover member. At the same time, the rotational moment rotating the cover member toward the closed position is generated by the engagement wall of the cover member being pressed by the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Polymer Gear Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fukui, Hirotaka Fukui, Naoyuki Hase
  • Patent number: 10340614
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a substrate; a housing which covers the substrate; a conductive pin mounted on one edge portion of the substrate. The conductive pin projects from the substrate along a plane of the substrate, the conductive pin includes a projection portion and a soldered portion which is soldered to the substrate, and the soldered portion includes a conducting portion which is electrically conduction with a circuit wiring of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Fukui
  • Patent number: 10305208
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a substrate; a housing which covers the substrate; a plurality of conductive pins which are mounted on one edge portion of the substrate and each of which includes: a projection portion projecting from the substrate along a plane of the substrate; and a soldering portion soldered to the substrate; and a resin molded portion which includes a connection portion connecting the plurality of conductive pins. The resin molded portion includes a first projection portion, and the housing includes a recess portion receiving the first projection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Fukui
  • Publication number: 20190093411
    Abstract: A rear door open/close switch for being installed in a rear door of a vehicle. The switch includes an arm including an operating portion to be pressed when opening or closing the door, a switching portion that outputs a signal to open or lock the door, a spring member for pressing the arm in a rotational movement direction, and a housing that houses the arm, the switching portion and the spring member. The arm is arranged such that a rotational axis thereof is located nearer to a vehicle front side than the operating portion. When the arm is rotationally moved from an initial position to a switching position, an end portion of the spring member receives a force from a portion of the arm located nearer to the vehicle front side than the rotational axis and the spring member is elastically deformed by the force and thereby presses the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Hirotaka FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20190086053
    Abstract: An illumination device includes: an elongated light guide; a first light source; a second light source; and a controller. A first increase beginning time point at which the brightness of the first light source begins to increase from zero is prior to a second increase beginning time point at which the brightness of the second light source begins to increase from zero. A first increase finish time point at which the brightness of the first light source finishes increasing to the first set brightness is simultaneous with or prior to a second increase finish time point at which the brightness of the second light source finishes increasing to the second set brightness. A time from the first increase beginning time point to the second increase finish time point is not more than 0.2 seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Renge ASAKAWA, Yoshiharu TANAKA, Hirotaka FUKUI, Yuki KURAMITSU, Taro ISOGAI
  • Patent number: 10191201
    Abstract: A light emitting emblem includes: a board; a light source arranged at the board; a light guide plate having a second peripheral edge and an inner side portion, the second peripheral edge having a first surface facing the light source and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface including a light entering part into which light from the light source is incident, and the second surface including an inclination part through which the light incident into the light entering part is reflected to the inner side portion from the second peripheral edge; and a shielding plate that shields the light from the light source and prevents light not incident from the light entering part from being incident into the inner side portion, wherein the inclination part is positioned at an outer edge of the light emitting emblem from the shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Kuramitsu, Hirotaka Fukui, Yoshiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180175524
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a substrate; a housing which covers the substrate; a conductive pin mounted on one edge portion of the substrate. The conductive pin projects from the substrate along a plane of the substrate, the conductive pin includes a projection portion and a soldered portion which is soldered to the substrate, and the soldered portion includes a conducting portion which is electrically conduction with a circuit wiring of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Hirotaka FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20180175530
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a substrate; a housing which covers the substrate; a plurality of conductive pins which are mounted on one edge portion of the substrate and each of which includes: a projection portion projecting from the substrate along a plane of the substrate; and a soldering portion soldered to the substrate; and a resin molded portion which includes a connection portion connecting the plurality of conductive pins. The resin molded portion includes a first projection portion, and the housing includes a recess portion receiving the first projection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Hirotaka FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20180000202
    Abstract: Base and cover members 3, 8 are pivotally connected by a pin 13. The cover member can be rotated between an opened position and a closed position. A stopper member 9 with first and second claws is mounted on the pin to rotate around the pin. The cover member has an engagement wall 7. An end 15b of a belt 15 is inserted through the cover member, the cover member is rotated from the opened position to the closed position, and the belt is pulled in a direction of drawing the belt out of the belt buckle, and thereby, the belt is locked between the second claws and a bottom wall 5 of the cover member. At the same time, the rotational moment rotating the cover member toward the closed position is generated by the engagement wall of the cover member being pressed by the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Polymer Gear Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUKUI, Hirotaka FUKUI, Naoyuki HASE
  • Publication number: 20170357044
    Abstract: A light emitting emblem includes: a board; a light source arranged at the board; a light guide plate having a second peripheral edge and an inner side portion, the second peripheral edge having a first surface facing the light source and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface including a light entering part into which light from the light source is incident, and the second surface including an inclination part through which the light incident into the light entering part is reflected to the inner side portion from the second peripheral edge; and a shielding plate that shields the light from the light source and prevents light not incident from the light entering part from being incident into the inner side portion, wherein the inclination part is positioned at an outer edge of the light emitting emblem from the shielding plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Yuki KURAMITSU, Hirotaka Fukui, Yoshiharu Tanaka