Patents by Inventor Kimihiro Iimura

Kimihiro Iimura 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: 20210155168
    Abstract: A garnish includes a heating element, a base member, and a circuit board. The heating element is configured by stacking first and second sheet materials and interposing a heater wire in between. The circuit board includes a power source line and is fixed to a back surface of the base member. The heating element includes a main body portion and an extending portion. The extending portion includes a power source connection portion for connecting the heater wire to the power source line and extends to the back surface of the base member. The main body portion of the heating element is fixed to a laying surface of the base member by fixing the second sheet material to the base member. The heater wire is exposed in the power source connection portion without stacking the second sheet material on the first sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kozo HIROTANI, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Tohoru MATSUNAMI, Hiroaki ANDO, Kimihiro IIMURA, Hideto MAEDA, Tetsuo YASUDA, Akihiro MISAWA, Chiharu TOTANI
  • Patent number: 11011832
    Abstract: A radio wave transparent cover is arranged in front of a radio wave radar device with a space in between in a radio wave emitting direction of the radio wave radar device such that radio waves emitted from the radio wave radar device pass through the inside of the radio wave transparent cover. A formation area, which includes the entire radio wave transparent area on the back side of the cover, is formed by an embossed uneven surface having an embossing depth of a range of 5 ?m to 200 ?m, inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Tokunaga, Hideto Maeda, Kimihiro Iimura
  • Patent number: 10698085
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared sensor cover to be applied to a near-infrared sensor including a transmitting unit that transmits near-infrared radiation and a receiving unit that receives near-infrared radiation reflected by an object. The near-infrared sensor cover includes a cover main body portion disposed with a thickness direction thereof to be coincide with a transmission and reception direction of the near-infrared radiation and covering the transmitting unit and the receiving unit, and a heater wire disposed on the cover main body portion to generate heat when energized. The heater wire includes plural straight line portions that extend in parallel to each other and plural connection portions that connect end portions of adjacent straight line portions. An interval between adjacent straight line portions ranges from 3 mm to 10 mm, and a diameter of the heater wire ranges from 0.01 mm to 0.2 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Okumura, Shintaro Okawa, Hiroaki Ando, Hideto Maeda, Kimihiro Iimura
  • Patent number: 10693224
    Abstract: A radio-wave transmitting cover is configured to be arranged in the path of the radio wave of a radio-wave radar device. The thickness of the cover is set to a reference thickness at a reference position where the incident angle of the radio wave from the radio-wave radar device is 0°. The reference thickness is set to a value obtained by multiplying half of the wavelength of the radio wave by an integer. In the area around the reference position, the thickness of the cover is gradually changed such that the greater the distance from the reference position, the greater becomes the difference by which the thickness of the cover is larger than the reference thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Tokunaga, Hideto Maeda, Kenji Isobe, Koji Okumura, Kimihiro Iimura, Tatsuya Oba
  • Publication number: 20190305410
    Abstract: A radio-wave transparent cover is configured to be arranged in a path of a radio wave in a radio wave radar device. The radio-wave transparent cover is made of a synthetic plastic molding product through which the radio wave passes. The molding product includes a first layer including a protrusion on a back side of the first layer and a second layer formed on the back side of the first layer. A back surface of the second layer includes gate marks formed when injection molding is performed. An area of the molding product for each one of the gate marks is less than or equal to sixteen square centimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Seiya TOKUNAGA, Hideto MAEDA, Kimihiro IIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190305412
    Abstract: The radio-wave transparent cover includes a plastic transparent layer, a decorative layer provided on the rear-side surface of the transparent layer, and a plastic base layer provided on the rear-side surface of the decorative layer. The transparent layer has a peripheral part having a protrusion extending rearward. The protrusion defines a peripheral edge of the transparent layer. The protrusion has an inner circumferential surface forming a part of an engaging end projecting rearward from the protrusion. The decorative layer is provided in a region of the rear-side surface of the transparent layer adjoining the inner circumferential surface of the engaging end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Risa SUZUKI, Hideto MAEDA, Yuhki MAJI, Kimihiro IIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190293763
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared sensor cover to be applied to a near-infrared sensor including a transmitting unit that transmits near-infrared radiation and a receiving unit that receives near-infrared radiation reflected by an object. The near-infrared sensor cover includes a cover main body portion disposed with a thickness direction thereof to be coincide with a transmission and reception direction of the near-infrared radiation and covering the transmitting unit and the receiving unit, and a heater wire disposed on the cover main body portion to generate heat when energized. The heater wire includes plural straight line portions that extend in parallel to each other and plural connection portions that connect end portions of adjacent straight line portions. An interval between adjacent straight line portions ranges from 3 mm to 10 mm, and a diameter of the heater wire ranges from 0.01 mm to 0.2 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Koji OKUMURA, Shintaro OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Hideto MAEDA, Kimihiro IIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190190135
    Abstract: A radio wave transparent cover is arranged in front of a radio wave radar device with a space in between in a radio wave emitting direction of the radio wave radar device such that radio waves emitted from the radio wave radar device pass through the inside of the radio wave transparent cover. A formation area, which includes the entire radio wave transparent area on the back side of the cover, is formed by an embossed uneven surface having an embossing depth of a range of 5 ?m to 200 ?m, inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Seiya TOKUNAGA, Hideto MAEDA, Kimihiro IIMURA
  • Patent number: 10195896
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a decorative molding with a capability to decorate a large component to be decorated. The method includes pressing a heated pressing member against an area to be decorated having a plurality of spaced-apart surface sections to be decorated, with a transfer sheet interposed between the pressing member and the area to be decorated, to transfer decorative layers to the surface section to be decorated. The area to be decorated has a maximum width of not less than 400 mm. The pressing member has a pressing surface configured to come in contact with the transfer sheet and constituted by a rubber piece shaped into a flat plate. The rubber piece has a hardness of not more than 80 degrees and a thickness of not less than 3 mm, and is curved to fit a general surface shape of the area to be decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takushi Kajitani, Kimihiro Iimura, Shojiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10077503
    Abstract: A plated resin product includes a resin base including main plated portions and an auxiliary plated portion and metal films respectively arranged on the main plated portions and the auxiliary plated portion. The main plated portions are arranged next to one another. One of the two main plated portions located at two ends in a direction in which the main plated portions are arranged includes an edge at a portion located at a side of the main plated portion that is far from an adjacent one of the main plated portions. The auxiliary plated portion is located farther from the adjacent main plated portion than the main plated portion including the edge and spaced apart from that main plated portion. The metal film on the auxiliary plated portion is located at a section of the auxiliary plated portion that is non-visible when the product is viewed from the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Moriyuki Hashimoto, Yosuke Maruoka, Tatsuya Oba, Kimihiro Iimura
  • Publication number: 20180115059
    Abstract: A radio-wave transmitting cover is configured to be arranged in the path of the radio wave of a radio-wave radar device. The thickness of the cover is set to a reference thickness at a reference position where the incident angle of the radio wave from the radio-wave radar device is 0°. The reference thickness is set to a value obtained by multiplying half of the wavelength of the radio wave by an integer. In the area around the reference position, the thickness of the cover is gradually changed such that the greater the distance from the reference position, the greater becomes the difference by which the thickness of the cover is larger than the reference thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Seiya TOKUNAGA, Hideto MAEDA, Kenji ISOBE, Koji OKUMURA, Kimihiro IIMURA, Tatsuya OBA
  • Publication number: 20170306518
    Abstract: A partially plated plastic product includes a first base member and a second base member that are made of different plastic materials. The first base member includes a first corner portion having a curved wall surface. The second base member includes a second corner portion. The first and second corner portions are located on a front side of the product. The first and second base members are adjacent to each other at least at the first corner portion and the second corner portion. Only one of the first and second base members includes a metal coating film formed on a region of an outer surface of the base member with which the other base member is not in contact. The second corner portion includes a groove forming portion. The groove forming portion forms a groove between itself and at least the curved wall surface of the first corner portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Moriyuki HASHIMOTO, Kimihiro IIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170137954
    Abstract: A plated resin product includes a resin base including main plated portions and an auxiliary plated portion and metal films respectively arranged on the main plated portions and the auxiliary plated portion. The main plated portions are arranged next to one another. One of the two main plated portions located at two ends in a direction in which the main plated portions are arranged includes an edge at a portion located at a side of the main plated portion that is far from an adjacent one of the main plated portions. The auxiliary plated portion is located farther from the adjacent main plated portion than the main plated portion including the edge and spaced apart from that main plated portion. The metal film on the auxiliary plated portion is located at a section of the auxiliary plated portion that is non-visible when the product is viewed from the front.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Moriyuki HASHIMOTO, Yosuke MARUOKA, Tatsuya OBA, Kimihiro IIMURA
  • Patent number: 9586547
    Abstract: A front grille includes a grille body having vertical fins and lateral fins each having a decorative surface formed on the front surface. The grille body has an attachment portion to which a decorative molding having a decorative surface formed on the front surface is attached. The front grille is used in one of a form in which the molding is attached to the grille body via the attachment portion and a form without such a molding. The attachment portion of the front grille is arranged behind the front surface of each lateral fin and configured by an engagement portion. A claw portion, which projects from a rear portion of the molding, is inserted into and engaged with the engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuhki Maji, Tatsuya Oba, Kimihiro Iimura
  • Patent number: 9533627
    Abstract: A vehicular decorative member is curved as a forward-bulging shape, and includes a transparent base, a transferred layer, a metallic layer, and a base layer. The transparent base includes a front face, and a rear face. The transparent base's rear face has an ordinary section, and a recessed section. The transferred layer, the metallic layer, and the base layer are disposed on the transparent base's rear-face side in this order. The vehicular decorative member further includes a transfer sheet turning into the transferred layer. The transfer sheet includes a support film, and an adhesive layer, a decorative layer and a release layer that are formed on the support film in this order. The transfer sheet makes the transferred layer when the support film is removed from the release layer after pressing the transfer sheet onto the transparent base's ordinary section while heating the transfer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugiura, Hideto Maeda, Kimihiro Iimura, Daiichiro Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20160229223
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a decorative molding with a capability to decorate a large component to be decorated. The method includes pressing a heated pressing member against an area to be decorated having a plurality of spaced-apart surface sections to be decorated, with a transfer sheet interposed between the pressing member and the area to be decorated, to transfer decorative layers to the surface section to be decorated. The area to be decorated has a maximum width of not less than 400 mm. The pressing member has a pressing surface configured to come in contact with the transfer sheet and constituted by a rubber piece shaped into a flat plate. The rubber piece has a hardness of not more than 80 degrees and a thickness of not less than 3 mm, and is curved to fit a general surface shape of the area to be decorated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Takushi KAJITANI, Kimihiro IIMURA, Shojiro MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150210235
    Abstract: A front grille includes a grille body having vertical fins and lateral fins each having a decorative surface formed on the front surface. The grille body has an attachment portion to which a decorative molding having a decorative surface formed on the front surface is attached. The front grille is used in one of a form in which the molding is attached to the grille body via the attachment portion and a form without such a molding. The attachment portion of the front grille is arranged behind the front surface of each lateral fin and configured by an engagement portion. A claw portion, which projects from a rear portion of the molding, is inserted into and engaged with the engagement portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yuhki MAJI, Tatsuya OBA, Kimihiro IIMURA
  • Publication number: 20150086731
    Abstract: A vehicular decorative member is curved as a forward-bulging shape, and includes a transparent base, a transferred layer, a metallic layer, and a base layer. The transparent base includes a front face, and a rear face. The transparent base's rear face has an ordinary section, and a recessed section. The transferred layer, the metallic layer, and the base layer are disposed on the transparent base's rear-face side in this order. The vehicular decorative member further includes a transfer sheet turning into the transferred layer. The transfer sheet includes a support film, and an adhesive layer, a decorative layer and a release layer that are formed on the support film in this order. The transfer sheet makes the transferred layer when the support film is removed from the release layer after pressing the transfer sheet onto the transparent base's ordinary section while heating the transfer sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuya SUGIURA, Hideto MAEDA, Kimihiro IIMURA, Daiichiro KAWASHIMA
  • Patent number: 8287990
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radio wave transmission cover, which is provided in front of a radar device for vehicles, and a method of manufacturing the radio wave transmission cover. In the radio wave transmission cover, cover-side wall surfaces (50) are formed in a second cover layer (35) at positions adjacent to each other. Furthermore, substrate-side wall surfaces (60), which have shapes complementary to the cover-side wall surfaces (50), are formed in a substrate layer (4), which is provided on the rear surface of the second cover layer (35). The cover-side wall surfaces (50) and the corresponding substrate-side wall surfaces (60) are engaged to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Maeda, Daiichiro Kawashima, Kimihiro Iimura, Koji Kuno, Mamoru Kato, Takayasu Ido, Muneo Furutani, Tetsuya Fujii
  • Publication number: 20080254162
    Abstract: It includes an electroformed shell 6, which has a molding surface 60 and is formed by electroforming processing, a media flow path 2 for circulating a heat medium so as to perform temperature adjustment on the molding surface 60 formed in the electroformed shell 6, a backing member 71 with which the electroformed shell 6 is backed, and media conveying paths 74, respectively provided in an upstream-side end portion 21 and a downstream-side end portion 21, for flowing a heat medium into or out of the media flow path 2. A connecting jig 1 for connecting the media flow path 2 and the media conveying paths 74 is embedded in the electroformed shell 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimihiro Iimura, Muneo Furutani, Shoji Araki, Nobuyoshi Tanaka