Patents by Inventor Koki Ikeda

Koki Ikeda 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: 11292527
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure including a first column, a second column, and a transparent member. The first column includes a first framework member in a substantially plate shape extending along a vehicle vertical direction, and a second framework member in a substantially plate shape extending along the vehicle vertical direction and opposite the first framework member. The second column is at the vehicle rear side of the first column with a spacing between the first column and the second column, and includes a third framework member in a substantially plate shape extending along the vehicle vertical direction, and a fourth framework member in a substantially plate shape extending along the vehicle vertical direction, and opposite the third framework member. The transparent member spans between the first column and the second column, and enables outside of a vehicle to be seen when viewed from a driving seat side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kamimura, Toshiya Miyashita, Koki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11198351
    Abstract: A vehicle body member manufacturing method and a vehicle body member joint portion seal structure are obtained that are capable of suppressing sinking of a sealing material filled into a recess formed by a first member and a second member. A sealing material is filled into a recess provided between a general face of an upper end portion of center pillar R/F and a general face of side rail R/F. After the sealing material has cured, sealing material is filled into the recess on top of the initial sealing material. This enables the surface of the sealing material to be levelled, thus enabling sinking at the surface of the sealing material to be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoki Matsumura, Koki Ikeda, Shunsuke Kanagai, Shinya Kamimura
  • Patent number: 11155307
    Abstract: A front pillar structure has: a front side pillar frame member and a rear side pillar frame member that structure a front pillar disposed at a vehicle transverse direction outer side of a front windshield glass; a transparent member that extends between the front side pillar frame member and the rear side pillar frame member, and that is disposed along a direction intersecting the front windshield glass; a planar portion that is formed at the front side pillar frame member so as to face toward a vehicle front side, and to which a vehicle transverse direction outer side end portion of the front windshield glass is mounted from a vehicle front side; and an angle absorbing member that is provided at a vehicle front side end portion of the transparent member, and that is mounted to the planar portion from the vehicle front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Shinya Kamimura, Yoshiki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11148726
    Abstract: A front pillar structure includes a front side pillar frame member and rear side pillar frame member that structure a front pillar, a transparent member, a first joining portion and a second joining portion. The transparent member spans between the front side pillar frame member and the rear side pillar frame member and also structures the front pillar. At the first joining portion, an upper end portion of the front side pillar frame member is joined to a roof side rail that is disposed at a vehicle width direction outer side of a roof panel. At the second joining portion, an upper end portion of the rear side pillar frame member is joined to a rail outer panel. The first joining portion and the second joining portion are formed at the vehicle rear side relative to a front end portion of the roof panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kamimura, Toshiya Miyashita, Koki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11142255
    Abstract: There is provided a pillar structure for a vehicle, that has: a pillar frame member having a superposed portion, at which a second wall portion, which faces a vehicle cabin side, of a second member that extends in a length direction of a pillar is superposed with a first wall portion, which faces the vehicle cabin side, of a first member that extends in the length direction of the pillar, and linearly welded portions that are formed due to an edge end portion of the second wall portion being linearly welded to the first wall portion; and a pillar garnish that is mounted at least to the second wall portion, and covers the first wall portion and the second wall portion from the vehicle cabin side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Shinya Kamimura, Yoshiki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11097783
    Abstract: A front pillar structure is provided with a pillar frame component that forms part of a front pillar, and with a pillar garnish that forms part of the front pillar, and that has a surface covering portion that extends substantially in the vehicle vertical direction and covers the pillar frame component from the vehicle cabin inner side, and an elastic body that is joined to a wall surface facing the pillar frame component of the surface covering portion, and that firmly grips inside itself the vehicle cabin inner-side flange portions of the first component and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Shinya Kamimura, Kazuki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10889329
    Abstract: A vehicle side portion structure includes a roof side rail that includes a rail reinforcement that is an outer portion of the roof side rail in a width direction of a vehicle, the roof side rail having a closed cross-section structure, a first upper contact surface which is formed on the rail reinforcement and with which a weather strip provided on an outer peripheral portion of a front side door is to come into contact, a flange which is formed at the rail reinforcement and to which a roof panel is joined, and a rail garnish that covers a portion of the roof side rail from the flange to an upper portion of the first upper contact surface in an up-down direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kamimura, Koki Ikeda, Shunsuke Kanagai, Tomoki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10857859
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure includes a plurality of pillar frame structure portions, a transparent member, and a connection member. The pillar frame structure portions are disposed on an edge side of an upper half of a door opening as a portion of a columnar pillar. The pillar frame structure portions are provided in parallel with an interval, and have upper and lower end portions fixed to a frame member of the vehicle side portion. The transparent member is formed of a transparent material and is bridged between the pillar frame structure portions. The connection member is formed separately from the pillar frame structure portions, the frame member, and the transparent member, and connects the pillar frame structure portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Takuya Miura, Kazuki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10766541
    Abstract: A front pillar structure includes a first skeleton portion, a second skeleton portion extending along the first skeleton portion with a gap therebetween, and a connecting member. A cross-section of the first skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the first skeleton portion in a horizontal direction orthogonal to a gaze direction of a driver seated in a driver's seat is equal to or less than a standard pupillary distance. A cross-section of the second skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the second skeleton portion in the horizontal direction orthogonal to the gaze direction is equal to or less than the standard pupillary distance. The connecting member is transparent and is disposed between the first skeleton portion and the second skeleton portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuki Komoriya, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10745057
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure includes: a pair of frame components that faces each other across a gap in a width direction of a vehicle pillar, each of the pair of frame components having a closed cross-section and extending in a longitudinal direction of the pillar, and a butt weld portion is provided at a gap side and at a vehicle exterior side at at least one frame component; a transparent component that is formed so as to be transparent and that is mounted at a vehicle exterior side of the pair of frame components; an interior garnish component that covers the pair of frame components from a vehicle cabin side; and a cover component that is disposed at the gap so as to be separated at a vehicle exterior side from the interior garnish component, and that covers the butt weld portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Takuya Miura
  • Patent number: 10710641
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure includes: a pair of frame components that extends in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle pillar; and a transparent component that is formed so as to be transparent, and that bridges a gap between the pair of frame components. Each of the pair of frame components is in a cylindrical shape having no seams in a cross-section thereof, and a planar transparent component joining surface to which the transparent component is joined is included as part of an outer peripheral surface of each of the pair of frame components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10689038
    Abstract: A vehicular pillar structure including: a first pillar which is included in a part of a front pillar, and extends along a generally upward and downward direction of a vehicle, and to which a front windshield glass is bonded; a second pillar which is included in another part of the front pillar, is arranged on a rear side of the vehicle at a predetermined spacing from the first pillar, and extends along a generally upward and downward direction of the vehicle; a transparent member with which the first pillar and the second pillar are bridged, and through which an exterior of the vehicle is visible from a driver side; and a molding which is disposed in at least a peripheral portion closer to the front windshield glass in the transparent member, and includes a bond portion that attaches the transparent member to at least the first pillar, and a closure portion that closes a gap between the transparent member and the front windshield glass is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Takuya Miura, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • Publication number: 20200172168
    Abstract: A front pillar structure includes a front side pillar frame member and rear side pillar frame member that structure a front pillar, a transparent member, a first joining portion and a second joining portion. The transparent member spans between the front side pillar frame member and the rear side pillar frame member and also structures the front pillar. At the first joining portion, an upper end portion of the front side pillar frame member is joined to a roof side rail that is disposed at a vehicle width direction outer side of a roof panel. At the second joining portion, an upper end portion of the rear side pillar frame member is joined to a rail outer panel. The first joining portion and the second joining portion are formed at the vehicle rear side relative to a front end portion of the roof panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya KAMIMURA, Toshiya MIYASHITA, Koki IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200172169
    Abstract: A front pillar structure is provided with a pillar frame component that forms part of a front pillar, and with a pillar garnish that forms part of the front pillar, and that has a surface covering portion that extends substantially in the vehicle vertical direction and covers the pillar frame component from the vehicle cabin inner side, and an elastic body that is joined to a wall surface facing the pillar frame component of the surface covering portion, and that firmly grips inside itself the vehicle cabin inner-side flange portions of the first component and the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Koki IKEDA, Shinya KAMIMURA, Kazuki FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200148274
    Abstract: There is provided a pillar structure for a vehicle, that has: a pillar frame member having a superposed portion, at which a second wall portion, which faces a vehicle cabin side, of a second member that extends in a length direction of a pillar is superposed with a first wall portion, which faces the vehicle cabin side, of a first member that extends in the length direction of the pillar, and linearly welded portions that are formed due to an edge end portion of the second wall portion being linearly welded to the first wall portion; and a pillar garnish that is mounted at least to the second wall portion, and covers the first wall portion and the second wall portion from the vehicle cabin side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Koki IKEDA, Shinya KAMIMURA, Yoshiki MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200148273
    Abstract: A front pillar structure has: a front side pillar frame member and a rear side pillar frame member that structure a front pillar disposed at a vehicle transverse direction outer side of a front windshield glass; a transparent member that extends between the front side pillar frame member and the rear side pillar frame member, and that is disposed along a direction intersecting the front windshield glass; a planar portion that is formed at the front side pillar frame member so as to face toward a vehicle front side, and to which a vehicle transverse direction outer side end portion of the front windshield glass is mounted from a vehicle front side; and an angle absorbing member that is provided at a vehicle front side end portion of the transparent member, and that is mounted to the planar portion from the vehicle front side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Koki IKEDA, Shinya KAMIMURA, Yoshiki MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200130477
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure including a first column, a second column, and a transparent member. The first column includes a first framework member in a substantially plate shape extending along a vehicle vertical direction, and a second framework member in a substantially plate shape extending along the vehicle vertical direction and opposite the first framework member. The second column is at the vehicle rear side of the first column with a spacing between the first column and the second column, and includes a third framework member in a substantially plate shape extending along the vehicle vertical direction, and a fourth framework member in a substantially plate shape extending along the vehicle vertical direction, and opposite the third framework member. The transparent member spans between the first column and the second column, and enables outside of a vehicle to be seen when viewed from a driving seat side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya KAMIMURA, Toshiya MIYASHITA, Koki IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10625787
    Abstract: A front pillar structure includes a first skeleton portion, a second skeleton portion extending along the first skeleton portion with a gap therebetween, and a connecting member. A cross-section of the first skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the first skeleton portion in a horizontal direction orthogonal to a gaze direction of a driver seated in a driver's seat is equal to or less than a standard pupillary distance. A cross-section of the second skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the second skeleton portion in the horizontal direction orthogonal to the gaze direction is equal to or less than the standard pupillary distance. The connecting member is transparent and is disposed between the first skeleton portion and the second skeleton portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuki Komoriya, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10615300
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solar panel includes preparing a laminated body including a plastic protection cover that is light-transmissive and is curved in a convex manner, a flat plastic back cover, a photovoltaic battery cell, and an encapsulant that holds the photovoltaic battery cell in an encapsulated state, mounting the laminated body on a laminating jig such that the back cover abuts the laminating jig, and heating the laminated body with the laminating jig and compression-bonding the laminated body by holding the laminated body between a diaphragm and the laminating jig, thereby obtaining a solar panel from the laminated body. The laminating jig is curved in a convex manner toward the laminated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Kazumasa Okumura, Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10589793
    Abstract: A pillar structure for a vehicle including: a pillar main body portion that is provided at a vehicle front portion and extends in a vehicle vertical direction, the pillar main body portion including a pair of pillar framework portions with chamber structures and a plate-shaped transparent member, the pair of pillar framework portions being disposed spaced apart in a vehicle front-and-rear direction, and the transparent member being attached to vehicle outer sides of the pair of pillar framework portions and isolating a vehicle cabin interior from a vehicle cabin exterior; and a reinforcing member provided with a pair of base portions and a transparent bridging portion, the base portions being respectively attached to vehicle inner sides of the pair of pillar framework portions and extending in the vehicle vertical direction along the pillar framework portions, and the bridging portion partially bridging between the pair of base portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoya Sakabe, Takuya Miura, Koki Ikeda, Kazuki Furukawa