Patents by Inventor Isamu Nagasawa

Isamu Nagasawa 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: 10737648
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus includes an airbag and an airbag controller. The airbag is disposed in a movable member and configured to be able to deploy in different sizes in a front-to-back direction of an automobile. The movable member can move in the front-to-back direction in front of a passenger in the automobile. The airbag controller is configured to control a size of the airbag to be deployed, according to a position to which the movable member is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Subaru Corporation
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10710544
    Abstract: An external airbag includes: a lower edge bag that is deployed to extend along a lower edge of a windshield of an automobile, on a front side of the windshield; lateral edge bags in a pair that are deployed to extend along both lateral edges of the windshield, on the front side of the windshield; and an upper edge bag that is deployed to extend along an upper edge of the windshield, on the front side of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suemune, Yoshiyuki Hashimoto, Akihiro Onodera, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Daisuke Ototsuji, Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10664152
    Abstract: An input apparatus for vehicle includes a display origin displaying unit, a finger detector, an axial position detector, and a display content selector. The axial position detector causes positions of respective fingers of a driver, detected by the finger detector provided on a steering wheel rim in a circumferential direction thereof, to correspond to axial positions in respective first and second directions of axial directions set to a display. The first and second axial directions are respectively set corresponding to first and second directions of directions, starting from a second origin, in the circumferential direction. The second origin is set to the steering wheel rim and corresponds to a first origin displayed on the display. The display content selector selects a content displayed on the display, on the basis of an intersection of the axial positions in the respective axial directions brought into the correspondence by the axial position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10647254
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a collision predictor, a display member, and a display controller. The collision predictor detects a moving body sideward of a course of the vehicle and predicts collision of the vehicle with the moving body detected. The display member provides display of an image or display of a mark, for view of a driver seated on a driver's seat of the vehicle. The image or the mark corresponds to the moving body. The display controller performs a control of the display member. The display controller changes the display of the image or the display of the mark more significantly than a motion of the moving body as actually seen from the driver's seat, on a condition that the collision predictor predicts the collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isamu Nagasawa, Toshiya Furukawa, Tsukasa Mikuni, Takahiro Sakaguchi, Shun Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200101918
    Abstract: An airbag device includes an airbag configured to deploy in front of a front pillar of a vehicle; an inflator configured to supply expansion gas to expand the airbag; and a gas tube provided in the airbag and configured to supply the expansion gas from the inflator. The front pillar includes a storage formed inside the front pillar in a vehicle compartment and configured to store at least the airbag, and a partition configured to separate between an inside and an outside of the vehicle component. A partition hole is open in the partition. Before the expansion gas is supplied from the inflator, part of the airbag and an injection port configured to inject the expansion gas from the gas tube are disposed in front of or in the partition hole, and the injection port is disposed facing the outside of the vehicle compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isamu NAGASAWA, Hayato AIUCHI, Hiroshi YONEYAMA, Manami AIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200101927
    Abstract: A passenger protection apparatus for a vehicle includes an inflator and an airbag body. The inflator is configured to generate gas upon receiving a predetermined actuating signal. The airbag body is folded and configured to deploy by supplying the gas from the inflator to the airbag body. The airbag body includes a predetermined area on which adhesive is applied. An adhesive force of the adhesive is exerted by heat of the gas from the inflator during deployment of the airbag body, so that the predetermined area adheres to an adherend at a desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20200101921
    Abstract: A passenger protection apparatus for a vehicle includes: an inflator configured to generate gas upon receiving a predetermined actuating signal; and an airbag body folded and configured to deploy by supplying the gas from the inflator to the airbag body. The airbag body includes a predetermined area on which adhesive is applied. The predetermined area adheres to an adherend when the airbag body is deployed. An adhesive force of the adhesive is decreased by a predetermined action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20200101930
    Abstract: A passenger protection apparatus includes an inflator and an airbag body. The inflator is configured to generate gas upon receiving a predetermined actuating signal. The airbag body is folded and configured to deploy by supplying the gas from the inflator to the airbag body. The airbag body includes an predetermined area on which adhesive is applied. The predetermined area adheres to an adherend when the airbag body is deployed. When the airbag body is not deployed, the airbag body is stored in a deflated and bound state, and a surface facing the predetermined area when the airbag body is stored is a peel-off surface on which an adhesive force of the adhesive is lost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20200101931
    Abstract: A passenger protection apparatus for a vehicle includes: an inflator configured to generate gas upon receiving a predetermined actuating signal; and an airbag body folded and stored in an unactuated condition, and configured to deploy by supplying the gas from the inflator to the airbag body. The airbag body includes a predetermined area on which adhesive is applied. After deployment of the airbag body, the predetermined area adheres to an adherend to hold a passenger, and the airbag body is torn off by a predetermined motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu NAGASAWA
  • Patent number: 10589706
    Abstract: An occupant protection device including a three-point seat belt, a waist air bag, and an anterior air bag. The three-point seat belt restrains an occupant seated in a seat of an automobile. The waist air bag is provided on the seat belt and deployable in front of a waist of the occupant. The anterior air bag is deployable on a front side of the waist air bag in such a manner that a load of a collapsing upper body of the occupant seated in the seat acts on the anterior air bag. The waist air bag is deployable so as to be stiffer than the deployed anterior air bag, in such a manner that the waist air bag is pushed towards the waist by the anterior air bag deformed by the load of the collapsing upper body acting on the anterior air bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10583800
    Abstract: An occupant protection device includes a knee air bag. The knee air bag is configured to be deployed rearwardly from a front of right and left knees of an occupant seated in a seat of a vehicle towards the knees to press the knees from the front. The knee air bag includes at least either one of a right side inclined surface and a left side inclined surface. The right side inclined surface is configured to come in contact, from a right side, with the right knee of the occupant seated in the seat and the left side inclined surface is configured to come in contact with the left knee of the occupant from a left side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10569732
    Abstract: An arm rest attachable to a seat for a vehicle occupant to sit on includes a pair of side members, a pair of front members, and an airbag. The side members are at left and right sides of the vehicle occupant, extend in a front-rear direction, and are coupled to the seat. The front members are in front of the vehicle occupant and extend inward in a width direction of the seat from the side members. The airbag deploys toward the vehicle occupant from at least one of the pair of side members or the pair of front members. The airbag includes a lateral abutment unit that abuts on the side members and a front abutment unit that abuts on the front members. The airbag has a substantially-triangular cross section taken in a substantially horizontal direction, the cross section including the lateral abutment unit and the front abutment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10562480
    Abstract: An arm rest attachable to a seat for a vehicle occupant to sit on includes a pair of side members, a front member, and an airbag. The pair of side members are configured to be at left and right sides of the vehicle occupant when the vehicle occupant is seated. The side members extend in a front-rear direction and are coupled to the seat. The front member is configured to be in front of the vehicle occupant when the vehicle occupant is seated and is coupled to at least one of the pair of side members. The airbag is configured to deploy toward the vehicle occupant from the front member. When the vehicle occupant comes into contact with the deployed airbag, the airbag is supported by a reactive-force member from which a reactive force is obtained as a result of the airbag abutting on the reactive-force member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10556562
    Abstract: An occupant protection device for a vehicle includes a seat, a three-point seatbelt device, and a belt airbag device. An occupant to board the vehicle is to sit on the seat. The three-point seatbelt device includes a seatbelt extendable across a front of an upper body of the occupant sitting on the seat. The belt airbag device includes a belt airbag that is provided at a shoulder belt section, which is extendable from a shoulder to a waist of the occupant, of the seatbelt, and that is configured to be deployed when a collision occurs. The belt airbag includes a belt-direction deployment section extendable and deployable along the shoulder belt section, and an intersecting-direction deployment section extendable and deployable in a direction intersecting the shoulder belt section. The sections are configured to form a single bag by being coupled to each other below a head of the occupant sitting on the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Kondo, Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10543759
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat apparatus for a vehicle capable of executing a manual steering mode in which a vehicle occupant steers the vehicle by using a steering device and an automatic steering mode in which steering of the vehicle is controlled without intervention of the occupant. The vehicle seat apparatus includes a seat back, an arm rest, and a controller. The seat back is configured to support a back of the occupant. The arm rest is configured to support an arm of the occupant. The controller is configured to moves at least one of the seat hack and the arm rest. During a transition period of the vehicle from the automatic steering mode to the manual steering mode, the controller performs control to move the seat back in a direction to raise the seat back and performs control to move at least a portion of the arm rest forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10501040
    Abstract: An occupant protection device for a vehicle includes: a three-point seatbelt device having a seatbelt extendable across a front of an upper body of an occupant sitting on a seat; and a belt airbag device including a belt airbag that is provided at a shoulder belt section, which is extendable from a shoulder to a waist of the occupant, of the seatbelt the belt airbag being configured to be deployed when a collision occurs. The belt airbag includes a belt-direction deployment section extendable and deployable along the shoulder belt section, and an intersecting-direction deployment section extendable and deployable in a direction intersecting the shoulder belt section. The belt-direction deployment section and the intersecting-direction deployment section are configured to form a single bag by being coupled to each other below a head of the occupant sitting on the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Kondo, Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10491850
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a device upon steering includes a device operating unit and a device controller. The device operating unit is ring-shaped and is disposed to surround an outer periphery of a gripping section. The device operating unit is attached in a rotatable manner about a central axis of the device operating unit and is attached in a tiltable manner such that opposite ends of the central axis rock. The device controller controls operation of an onboard device in accordance with movement of the device operating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10486639
    Abstract: An occupant protection device includes a vertical air bag. The vertical air bag is deployable downward at least from above a shoulder of an occupant seated in a seat of a vehicle. During deployment, the vertical air bag is bent in such a manner that a deployed direction distal end portion is, at a portion in front of an upper body of the occupant seated in the seat, oriented towards a waist of the occupant. During the development, in a state in which the vertical air bag is bent, the deployed direction distal end portion comes in contact with a frontal portion of the occupant seated in the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10449921
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back, and an airbag that deploys in the seat back. After having deployed, the airbag has such a shape that a deployment amount, in a front-back direction, of the airbag near an upper part of the seat back differs from that near a lower part of the seat back. The airbag deploys in the seat back in such a way that, after having deployed, the airbag elastically supports an upper body of an occupant and elastically receives an impact force applied to a back surface of the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20190299903
    Abstract: A passenger protection apparatus for vehicle includes an airbag, a tether, a tension member, and a controller. The airbag is configured to deploy via a seat on which a passenger sits or a periphery member of the seat. The tether has a first end coupled to a front portion of the airbag in a deployment direction of the airbag. The tension member is coupled to a second end of the tether and configured to pull the first end to the seat side. The controller is configured to activate the tension member to pull the tether at the same time as the airbag deploys, when the airbag is deploying, or after the airbag has deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu NAGASAWA