Patents by Inventor Kenji KAKIMOTO

Kenji KAKIMOTO 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: 11007966
    Abstract: An airbag includes an annular attachment portion having an opening portion through which a bracket can be inserted and which is open in a substantially square shape. A case includes a protective ring portion having an opening through which the bracket can be inserted and which protects the annular attachment portion. The protective ring portion includes a corner cover portion that covers areas of front and rear corner portions on an upper edge side of an inner peripheral edge of the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Kakimoto
  • Publication number: 20210095402
    Abstract: A base fabric for airbag is formed by a hollow weave in which a warp yarn and a weft yarn are woven to provide a bag portion having two woven fabric layers and a closing portion having one woven fabric layer, and includes a positioning hole. The positioning hole is formed by the closing portion on a peripheral edge thereof, and a non-weave portion in which the warp yarn and the weft yarn are not woven in an inner side of the closing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Kenji KAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210094501
    Abstract: An airbag package includes a one-piece woven airbag in a folded shape, a plurality of markers that are formed on the airbag, and a plurality of tape members that are bound around the airbag at locations of the markers for keeping the folded shape of the airbag. Each of the markers is composed of a weave structure that is different from that of surroundings in the airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Kenji KAKIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10933832
    Abstract: A head protection airbag device includes: an airbag configured to cover a window of a vehicle; and a synthetic resin case configured to store a folding completed body of the airbag. The case includes a case body, and a pressing piece formed to partially protrude downward from an upper edge side of the case body and formed to cover a vehicle inner side of the folding completed body. The pressing piece has a band-like outer shape having a width direction substantially along a front and rear direction, and is configured to be able to press the folding completed body toward the case body so that the pressing piece can be bent with respect to the case body and the pressing piece can maintain a folded shape of the folding completed body, the pressing piece formed substantially along a vehicle interior surface of the folding completed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 10661745
    Abstract: A head protection airbag device includes: an airbag formed so as to cover a window of a vehicle; and a case for storing a folded body of the airbag. The airbag has an engaging hole through which an engaging protrusion passes. The case includes the engaging protrusion. A portion constituting a peripheral edge of the engaging hole has recessed sections recessed from an upper edge of the airbag in front of and behind the engaging hole so as to have a tab-shaped portion. In a state in which the airbag is flatly developed, an upper edge of the tab-shaped portion that has the engaging hole is disposed nearly on a same line as an upper edge of a general section of the airbag which is adjacent to the tab-shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Kakimoto
  • Publication number: 20190389416
    Abstract: A head-protecting airbag device includes an airbag that includes an extended inflatable region which is deployable over an interior wall of the vehicle disposed beneath a beltline of the front side window. An airbag package, i.e. a folded configuration of the airbag, includes a rolled portion that is rolled in an up and down direction on an outboard side of the airbag. The airbag package includes a front-end region which is adapted to be stored in the front pillar and includes the extended inflatable region, and other general region. The front-end region is twisted towards an inboard direction at an angle under 90 degrees with respect to the general region in reference to a lower end of the airbag package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji KAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190389418
    Abstract: An airbag includes an annular attachment portion having an opening portion through which a bracket can be inserted and which is open in a substantially square shape. A case includes a protective ring portion having an opening through which the bracket can be inserted and which protects the annular attachment portion. The protective ring portion includes a corner cover portion that covers areas of front and rear corner portions on an upper edge side of an inner peripheral edge of the opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji KAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190389419
    Abstract: A head protecting airbag device is adapted to be mounted on a vehicle provided with an assist grip that is mounted on an upper edge of a window by front and rear attachment portions. An airbag includes a gas inflow portion which is inflatable with an inflation gas and a non-inflow portion which admits no inflation gas. The gas inflow portion includes a shielding portion which covers an area of the window below the assist grip. The non-inflow portion includes a thickness regulating portion which regulates the thickness of the shielding portion when the airbag is inflated. In the shielding portion, the thickness regulating portion is disposed on a front upper portion of the shielding portion below the front attachment portion of the assist grip, and is not disposed below the rear attachment portion of the assist grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji KAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190389415
    Abstract: A head protection airbag device includes: an airbag configured to cover a window of a vehicle; and a synthetic resin case configured to store a folding completed body of the airbag. The case includes a case body, and a pressing piece formed to partially protrude downward from an upper edge side of the case body and formed to cover a vehicle inner side of the folding completed body. The pressing piece has a band-like outer shape having a width direction substantially along a front and rear direction, and is configured to be able to press the folding completed body toward the case body so that the pressing piece can be bent with respect to the case body and the pressing piece can maintain a folded shape of the folding completed body, the pressing piece formed substantially along a vehicle interior surface of the folding completed body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji KAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190092265
    Abstract: A head protection airbag device includes: an airbag formed so as to cover a window of a vehicle; and a case for storing a folded body of the airbag. The airbag has an engaging hole through which an engaging protrusion passes. The case includes the engaging protrusion. A portion constituting a peripheral edge of the engaging hole has recessed sections recessed from an upper edge of the airbag in front of and behind the engaging hole so as to have a tab-shaped portion. In a state in which the airbag is flatly developed, an upper edge of the tab-shaped portion that has the engaging hole is disposed nearly on a same line as an upper edge of a general section of the airbag which is adjacent to the tab-shaped portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji KAKIMOTO