Patents by Inventor Jinichi Tanabe

Jinichi Tanabe 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).

  • Publication number: 20210046891
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat having an airbag module placed in the seatback thereof, the load that may be applied to the back side of the seatback is prevented from being applied to the airbag module. The vehicle seat (1, 300, 400) comprise a seatback frame (19) including a pair of side members (26, 301) extending vertically along either side thereof and providing a structural framework of a seatback, a plate member (20, 402) positioned behind the seatback frame and including an extension (32, 410) extending in an outboard direction from the side member located on an outboard side of the seatback frame, a mounting member connected to the outboard side member, and an airbag module (23) positioned on a front side of the extension and connected to the outboard side member via the mounting member, a clearance (S) being defined between the airbag module and the extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Yuya Isomura, Sosaku Omori, Keita Wakesu, Kenji Matsuoka, Yuta Sugaya
  • Publication number: 20210039532
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that can suitably protect a seated occupant against an impact from a seat width direction is described, while enlargement of the seat in the seat width direction is restrained. A support member provided to the vehicle seat supports the seated occupant from a side of the seated occupant, and includes an inner plate attached to a seat width direction inner side of a side frame, an outer plate attached to a seat width direction outer side of the side frame, and a connection plate for connecting the inner plate and the outer plate on a seat front side. The outer plate is attached to the seat width direction outer side of the side frame at a position that does not overlap in the seat width direction with attachment positions of the inner plate and the side frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Akimitsu Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10875427
    Abstract: An attachment member allowing a connected state between the attachment member and a guide member to be more easily checked is provided. The attachment member for attaching a stay cloth, which guides a deployment direction of an airbag module, to a seat back frame has a holding portion which includes a holding space for housing an attachment portion of the stay cloth. The holding portion is inserted into an attachment hole to be fitted into the attachment hole that is formed in the seat back frame. A through-hole which allows the attachment portion of the stay cloth in the holding space to be exposed in a penetrating direction of the attachment hole is formed in the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Baba, Makoto Takeuchi, Hiroshi Izawa, Yoshihisa Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 10814755
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that can suitably protect a seated occupant against an impact from a seat width direction is described, while enlargement of the seat in the seat width direction is restrained. A support member provided to the vehicle seat supports the seated occupant from a side of the seated occupant, and includes an inner plate attached to a seat width direction inner side of a side frame, an outer plate attached to a seat width direction outer side of the side frame, and a connection plate for connecting the inner plate and the outer plate on a seat front side. The outer plate is attached to the seat width direction outer side of the side frame at a position that does not overlap in the seat width direction with attachment positions of the inner plate and the side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Akimitsu Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20200215938
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat that is rotatable relative to a vehicle body and can prevent a collision between an object located around a seat body and an occupant by airbags. A vehicle seat includes: a seat body (6) supported by a vehicle body (2b) so as to be rotatable around a substantially vertical axis; a pair of airbags (17) provided on either lateral side edge of the seat body and configured to deploy to respective lateral sides of an occupant seated on the seat body; a rotation angle detecting device (15) provided on the seat body and configured to detect a rotation angle of the seat body relative to the vehicle body; and a control device (22) configured to control deploying operation of the respective airbags independently of each other. The deploying operation includes a deploying amount and/or a deploying timing. The control device is configured to individually control the deploying operation of the pair of airbags according to the rotation angle detected by the rotation angle detecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Kenichi Niitsuma, Hidetoshi Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20200198465
    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: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Kenichi Niitsuma, Hidetoshi Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10604102
    Abstract: A side air bag device is described which is disposed in a space between a vehicle body and a back seat and for which rigidity of attachment to a vehicle body member is improved. The side air bag device provided between a vehicle body and a back seat includes: a base member including a base storage configured to store an air bag and an inflator and a base attachment portion attached to the vehicle body; and a retainer member configured to hold the base storage from a vehicle back side. The retainer member extends from a portion holding the base storage while being bent along the shape of the vehicle body. The retainer member is attached to the vehicle body together with the base attachment portion while being overlapped with the base attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Kazuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10569682
    Abstract: An easy-to-attach clip member that makes the surroundings of a stay cloth mounting portion compact while maintaining high airbag deployment performance, and an airbag module-equipped seat with the clip member are provided. A clip member is connected to a cloth-form body that transmits a tensile force. The clip member includes a connecting portion connected to one end of the cloth-form body, and a groove engaged with an edge portion of a mounted portion. The clip member is provided to reduce a torque generated at the connecting portion by the tensile force transmitted from the cloth-form body when engaged with the edge portion of the mounted portion, and connects the cloth-form body to the mounted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Izawa, Hiroshi Baba
  • Patent number: 10479312
    Abstract: A side air bag device is described which is disposed in a space between a vehicle body and a back seat and for which rigidity of attachment to a vehicle body member is improved. The side air bag device provided between a vehicle body and a back seat includes: a base member including a base storage configured to store an air bag and an inflator and a base attachment portion attached to the vehicle body; and a retainer member configured to hold the base storage from a vehicle back side. The retainer member extends from a portion holding the base storage while being bent along the shape of the vehicle body. The retainer member is attached to the vehicle body together with the base attachment portion while being overlapped with the base attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Kazuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10293721
    Abstract: An airbag module-equipped seat in which the periphery of an attachment portion of a guide member that guides a deployment direction of an airbag has a compact size and the guide member can be attached easily while maintaining satisfactory deployment performance of the airbag. This seat includes an airbag module attached to a side frame, a guide member that guides a deployment direction of the airbag module, and an attachment member for attaching the guide member to the side frame. The side frame has an attachment hole for the attachment member at a position different from a shaft portion for attaching the airbag module. The attachment member has a holding space in which an end of the guide member is held in a detachable manner, and is inserted into the attachment hole in a state in which the end of the guide member is held in the holding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Baba, Makoto Takeuchi, Hiroshi Izawa
  • Publication number: 20190023158
    Abstract: An attachment member allowing a connected state between the attachment member and a guide member to be more easily checked is provided. The attachment member for attaching a stay cloth, which guides a deployment direction of an airbag module, to a seat back frame has a holding portion which includes a holding space for housing an attachment portion of the stay cloth. The holding portion is inserted into an attachment hole to be fitted into the attachment hole that is formed in the seat back frame. A through-hole which allows the attachment portion of the stay cloth in the holding space to be exposed in a penetrating direction of the attachment hole is formed in the holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Baba, Makoto Takeuchi, Hiroshi Izawa, Yoshihisa Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 10173562
    Abstract: An airbag module-equipped seat in which the periphery of an attachment portion of a guide member that guides a deployment direction of an airbag has a compact size and the guide member can be attached easily while maintaining satisfactory deployment performance of the airbag. This seat includes an airbag module attached to a side frame, a guide member that guides a deployment direction of the airbag module, and an attachment member for attaching the guide member to the side frame. The side frame has an attachment hole for the attachment member at a position different from a shaft portion for attaching the airbag module. The attachment member has a holding space in which an end of the guide member is held in a detachable manner, and is inserted into the attachment hole in a state in which the end of the guide member is held in the holding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Baba, Makoto Takeuchi, Hiroshi Izawa
  • Patent number: 10081276
    Abstract: An attachment member allowing a connected state between the attachment member and a guide member to be more easily checked is provided. The attachment member for attaching a stay cloth, which guides a deployment direction of an airbag module, to a seat back frame has a holding portion which includes a holding space for housing an attachment portion of the stay cloth. The holding portion is inserted into an attachment hole to be fitted into the attachment hole that is formed in the seat back frame. A through-hole which allows the attachment portion of the stay cloth in the holding space to be exposed in a penetrating direction of the attachment hole is formed in the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Baba, Makoto Takeuchi, Hiroshi Izawa, Yoshihisa Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 10071705
    Abstract: Provided are a seat belt assist device and a vehicular seat such that a seat belt can be moved to a position easily accessible by a seated person in a compact and simple configuration. A seat belt assist device is configured to move at least a part of a seat belt of a seat for a vehicle to a position easily accessible by a seated person, and is provided with a movable member that supports a part of the seat belt and that moves between a normal position and a protruded position that protrudes beyond the normal position. The movable member is disposed on an upper surface of a seat back of the seat, with an end portion thereof at the door side of the vehicle being disposed toward an end of the upper surface of the seat back in a right and left direction, and with a forward end disposed rearward of a front end surface of the upper surface of the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Atsushi Yamabe
  • Patent number: 10059297
    Abstract: A side air bag device is described which is disposed in a space between a vehicle body and a back seat and for which rigidity of attachment to a vehicle body member is improved. The side air bag device provided between a vehicle body and a back seat includes: a base member including a base storage configured to store an air bag and an inflator and a base attachment portion attached to the vehicle body; and a retainer member configured to hold the base storage from a vehicle back side. The retainer member extends from a portion holding the base storage while being bent along the shape of the vehicle body. The retainer member is attached to the vehicle body together with the base attachment portion while being overlapped with the base attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Kazuhiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20180222427
    Abstract: A side airbag device, provided between a vehicle body and rear seat, includes: a base member having upper and lower base attachment portions, attached to portions of the vehicle body, and a base storage portion that stores an airbag and inflator and is interposed between the base attachment portions in an up to down direction; and a retainer member adapted to hold the base storage portion from the vehicle body rear side. Upper and lower engagement recessed portions located at the retainer member center in the vehicle body width direction are arranged in the up to down direction to be engaged with engagement protruded portions provided at the vehicle body, which is located on the rear side. The base attachment portions are configured so that an imaginary surface passes them and extends in the front to back direction of the vehicle body to pass the upper engagement recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Tatsuo Sayama, Hidetsune Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10029589
    Abstract: An attachment member allowing a connected state between the attachment member and a guide member to be more easily checked is provided. The attachment member for attaching a stay cloth, which guides a deployment direction of an airbag module, to a seat back frame has a holding portion which includes a holding space for housing an attachment portion of the stay cloth. The holding portion is inserted into an attachment hole to be fitted into the attachment hole that is formed in the seat back frame. A through-hole which allows the attachment portion of the stay cloth in the holding space to be exposed in a penetrating direction of the attachment hole is formed in the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Baba, Makoto Takeuchi, Hiroshi Izawa, Yoshihisa Kurosaki
  • Publication number: 20180162248
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that can suitably protect a seated occupant against an impact from a seat width direction is described, while enlargement of the seat in the seat width direction is restrained. A support member provided to the vehicle seat supports the seated occupant from a side of the seated occupant, and includes an inner plate attached to a seat width direction inner side of a side frame, an outer plate attached to a seat width direction outer side of the side frame, and a connection plate for connecting the inner plate and the outer plate on a seat front side. The outer plate is attached to the seat width direction outer side of the side frame at a position that does not overlap in the seat width direction with attachment positions of the inner plate and the side frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Akimitsu Kurihara
  • Patent number: 9975515
    Abstract: A side airbag device includes: an inflator configured to inject gas into an airbag; a case including a mount wall for the inflator to be mounted thereto; an inflator anchoring member provided on a side of the mount wall opposite to an inflator side and attached to the inflator by a mounting member with the mount wall held between the inflator anchoring member and the inflator; an outer covering material configured to cover the case; a restriction member fixed at a position around a seam of the outer covering material and configured to restrict a direction of deployment of the airbag; and an engaging portion provided at an end portion of the restriction member and configured to engage with the case, the engaging portion being located in place at the case, to thereby be restricted in movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Hiroyuki Kaku, Ken Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9896053
    Abstract: A side airbag apparatus is provided between a vehicle body and a back seat, and includes a base housing configured to house an airbag and an inflator, a base member having upper and lower base attachment portions provided to sandwich the base housing in an upper-to-lower direction and attached to a portion of the vehicle body, and a retainer member configured to hold the base housing from a vehicle back side. Right and left engagement claws at an upper end of a back wall of the retainer member are arranged to engage respectively with engagement holes provided at a portion of the vehicle body on the vehicle back side. A virtual plane passing through the upper and lower base attachment portions and extending along a vehicle front-to-back direction passes between the right and left engagement claws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Tatsuo Sayama, Hidetsune Nonaka, Shuhei Fujiwara, Yoshihiko Morita