Patents by Inventor Masakazu Okada

Masakazu Okada 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: 10807502
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a cushion pad includes a center portion and left and right side portions disposed, respectively, at left and right sides of the center portion. The cushion pad has a first slit provided between the center portion and each of the left and right side portions. The outer covering includes a center cover disposed to cover the center portion, and left and right side covers disposed to cover the left and right side portions, respectively. The outer covering has a second slit provided between the center cover and each of the left and right side covers. Left and right movement restriction plates are fixed to the left and right side covers, respectively. A cushion frame includes left and right engageable portions disposed, respectively, adjacent to the left and right movement restriction plates in positions laterally outward of the movement restriction plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Tsukamoto, Takuro Yamada, Ronald C. Cozzo, David A. Juarez, Masakazu Okada
  • Patent number: 10800292
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a movable frame provided at a front end portion of a stationary frame is configured to be slidable frontward and rearward between a first position and a second position frontward of the first position. An outer covering provided to extend frontward from an upper side of the stationary frame is configured to wrap around a front end portion of the movable frame. First and second straps are provided to extend rearward from a front end of the outer covering and configured to pull the front end of the outer covering rearward. The front end of the outer covering from which the first and second straps extend is arranged under the stationary frame. The first strap and the second strap are in positions spaced out laterally from each other. The first strap and the second strap are being pulled laterally inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Tsukamoto, Muneyuki Nogami, Takuro Yamada, Daisuke Ogino, Ronald C. Cozzo, David A. Juarez, Masakazu Okada
  • Patent number: 10793025
    Abstract: A vehicle seat comprising a stationary frame, a movable frame and a cushion pad is disclosed. The movable frame is provided at a front end portion of the stationary frame and configured to be slidable frontward and rearward between a first position and a second position that is frontward of the first position. The cushion pad is provided to extend frontward from an upper side of the stationary frame and configured to wrap around a front end portion of the movable frame. The movable frame has an upper surface including a curved surface bulging upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Tsukamoto, Muneyuki Nogami, Takuro Yamada, Ronald C. Cozzo, David A. Juarez, Masakazu Okada
  • Patent number: 10717371
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a cushion pad includes a center portion and left and right side portions disposed, respectively, at left and right sides of the center portion. The cushion pad has a first slit provided between the center portion and each of the left and right side portions. The outer covering includes a center cover disposed to cover the center portion, and left and right side covers disposed to cover the left and right side portions, respectively. The outer covering has a second slit provided between the center cover and each of the left and right side covers. Left and right movement restriction plates are fixed to the left and right side covers, respectively. A cushion frame includes left and right engageable portions disposed, respectively, adjacent to the left and right movement restriction plates in positions laterally outward of the movement restriction plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Tsukamoto, Muneyuki Nogami, Takuro Yamada, Ronald C. Cozzo, David A. Juarez, Masakazu Okada, Travis M. Reel
  • Patent number: 10710472
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pair of side frames, a connecting member, a plastic cover member, and a cushion pad. The connecting member connects the pair of side frames. The plastic cover member is fixed on an upper side of each side frame. The cushion pad is laid over the connecting member and the cover member. The cover member includes an inner fixing portion fixed to an upper side of the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Tsukamoto, Muneyuki Nogami, Kurt Shrewsbury, Koji Onuma, Ronald C. Cozzo, David A. Juarez, Masakazu Okada, Ganesh Narayanan
  • Patent number: 10538181
    Abstract: A seatback of a seat includes a seatback frame, a pad placed on a front side of the seatback frame, and a skin member covering a front part of the pad and extending to a rear side of the seatback frame. An inner support member is attached to the rear side of the seatback frame. A back board is attached to a rear side of the inner support member and configured to hold an edge portion of the skin member against at least an upper part of the inner support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Tsukamoto, Kristian Villanueva, Takuji Kaneda, Makoto Takeuchi, Ganesh Narayanan, Masakazu Okada
  • Patent number: 10414343
    Abstract: A seatback pocket structure includes a back board forming a back side of a seatback and a pocket forming board attached to the back board to define a seatback pocket between the back board and the pocket forming board. The back board includes a main part defining a major plane of the back board, and a cantilever tab having a base end connected to the main part and adapted for elastic bending deformation. The pocket forming board is connected to a free end part of the cantilever tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kurt Shrewsbury, Kristian Villanueva, Amit Danane, Ganesh Narayanan, Masakazu Okada, Ronald C. Cozzo
  • Publication number: 20190217744
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a cushion pad includes a center portion and left and right side portions disposed, respectively, at left and right sides of the center portion. The cushion pad has a first slit provided between the center portion and each of the left and right side portions. The outer covering includes a center cover disposed to cover the center portion, and left and right side covers disposed to cover the left and right side portions, respectively. The outer covering has a second slit provided between the center cover and each of the left and right side covers. Left and right movement restriction plates are fixed to the left and right side covers, respectively. A cushion frame includes left and right engageable portions disposed, respectively, adjacent to the left and right movement restriction plates in positions laterally outward of the movement restriction plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru TSUKAMOTO, Takuro YAMADA, Ronald C. COZZO, David A. JUAREZ, Masakazu OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190217745
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a movable frame provided at a front end portion of a stationary frame is configured to be slidable frontward and rearward between a first position and a second position frontward of the first position. An outer covering provided to extend frontward from an upper side of the stationary frame is configured to wrap around a front end portion of the movable frame. First and second straps are provided to extend rearward from a front end of the outer covering and configured to pull the front end of the outer covering rearward. The front end of the outer covering from which the first and second straps extend is arranged under the stationary frame. The first strap and the second strap are in positions spaced out laterally from each other. The first strap and the second strap are being pulled laterally inward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru TSUKAMOTO, Muneyuki NOGAMI, Takuro YAMADA, Daisuke OGINO, Ronald C. COZZO, David A. JUAREZ, Masakazu OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190210485
    Abstract: A vehicle seat comprising a stationary frame, a movable frame and a cushion pad is disclosed. The movable frame is provided at a front end portion of the stationary frame and configured to be slidable frontward and rearward between a first position and a second position that is frontward of the first position. The cushion pad is provided to extend frontward from an upper side of the stationary frame and configured to wrap around a front end portion of the movable frame. The movable frame has an upper surface including a curved surface bulging upwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru TSUKAMOTO, Muneyuki NOGAMI, Takuro YAMADA, Ronald C. COZZO, David A. JUAREZ, Masakazu OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190210486
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pair of side frames, a connecting member, a plastic cover member, and a cushion pad. The connecting member connects the pair of side frames. The plastic cover member is fixed on an upper side of each side frame. The cushion pad is laid over the connecting member and the cover member. The cover member includes an inner fixing portion fixed to an upper side of the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru TSUKAMOTO, Muneyuki NOGAMI, Kurt SHREWSBURY, Koji ONUMA, Ronald C. COZZO, David A. JUAREZ, Masakazu OKADA, Ganesh NARAYANAN
  • Publication number: 20190210487
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a cushion pad includes a center portion and left and right side portions disposed, respectively, at left and right sides of the center portion. The cushion pad has a first slit provided between the center portion and each of the left and right side portions. The outer covering includes a center cover disposed to cover the center portion, and left and right side covers disposed to cover the left and right side portions, respectively. The outer covering has a second slit provided between the center cover and each of the left and right side covers. Left and right movement restriction plates are fixed to the left and right side covers, respectively. A cushion frame includes left and right engageable portions disposed, respectively, adjacent to the left and right movement restriction plates in positions laterally outward of the movement restriction plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru TSUKAMOTO, Muneyuki NOGAMI, Takuro YAMADA, Ronald C. COZZO, David A. JUAREZ, Masakazu OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190210498
    Abstract: A seatback of a seat includes a seatback frame, a pad placed on a front side of the seatback frame, and a skin member covering a front part of the pad and extending to a rear side of the seatback frame. An inner support member is attached to the rear side of the seatback frame. A back board is attached to a rear side of the inner support member and configured to hold an edge portion of the skin member against at least an upper part of the inner support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru TSUKAMOTO, Kristian VILLANUEVA, Takuji KANEDA, Makoto TAKEUCHI, Ganesh NARAYANAN, Masakazu OKADA
  • Publication number: 20190210535
    Abstract: A seatback pocket structure includes a back board forming a back side of a seatback and a pocket forming board attached to the back board to define a seatback pocket between the back board and the pocket forming board. The back board includes a main part defining a major plane of the back board, and a cantilever tab having a base end connected to the main part and adapted for elastic bending deformation. The pocket forming board is connected to a free end part of the cantilever tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt SHREWSBURY, Kristian VILLANUEVA, Amit DANANE, Ganesh NARAYANAN, Masakazu OKADA, Ronald C. Cozzo
  • Patent number: 10263071
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming a trench on a surface of a semiconductor substrate; forming an oxide film on side surfaces and a bottom surface of the trench; removing at least a part of the oxide film by dry etching from the bottom surface of the trench; and ion-implanting conductive impurities into the semiconductor substrate through the bottom surface of the trench after the dry etching. The dry etching is reactive ion etching in which etching gas including fluorocarbon based gas having a carbon atom ring structure, oxygen gas, and argon gas is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masakazu Okada, Yasushi Urakami, Yusuke Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10134430
    Abstract: A thermally-assisted magnetic recording head includes a main pole, a plasmon generator and a heat sink. The main pole includes a first narrow portion and a first wide portion. The plasmon generator includes a second narrow portion and a second wide portion. The first narrow portion has a first side surface and a second side surface. The second narrow portion has a third side surface and a fourth side surface. The heat sink includes a first portion adjacent to the first side surface and the third side surface, and a second portion adjacent to the second side surface and the fourth side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ito, Hironori Araki, Shigeki Tanemura, Hideo Mamiya, Masakazu Okada
  • Patent number: 10099589
    Abstract: A headrest guide includes: a tubular portion that extends in a first direction and into which a stay is inserted; a tongue piece protruding partially to the inside of the tubular portion, the tongue piece being configured to bend in a radial direction of the tubular portion and being configured to be brought into contact with the stay; and a plate spring pressing the tongue piece inwardly in the radial direction of the tubular portion. Protruding portions are disposed on opposite sides of the tubular portion, respectively, with the tongue piece interposed therebetween to hold the plate spring at opposite end sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: TS Tech Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Takeuchi, Akimitsu Kurihara, Masaru Tsukamoto, Ganapathy Srinivasan, Ganesh Narayanan, Jeffrey Scheurer, II, Masakazu Okada, Ronald C. Cozzo
  • Patent number: 10059226
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pair of side frames and a load sensor. The load sensor is provided at a lower portion of the side frame or below the side frame. The vehicle seat further includes a supporting member which is connected to the side frame and which supports a seated person. The supporting member includes a seat portion which receives a weight of a seated person. The seat portion is provided below the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA R&D AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Inoue, Souheil Hage-Hassan, Todd Morris, Yuji Nakamura, Masakazu Okada
  • Patent number: 10062402
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a waveguide includes forming a core including a first layer and a second layer. The first layer has a top surface including a first region with which a bottom surface of the second layer is in contact, and a second region with which the bottom surface of the second layer is not in contact. Forming the core includes the steps of: forming an initial first layer; forming an etching stopper layer on the second region of the initial first layer; forming an initial second layer on the initial first layer and the etching stopper layer; etching the initial second layer and the initial first layer so as to make the initial first layer into the first layer; and etching the initial second layer until the etching stopper layer is exposed, so as to make the initial second layer into the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hironori Araki, Yoshitaka Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ito, Shigeki Tanemura, Seiichiro Tomita, Masakazu Okada
  • Publication number: 20180236911
    Abstract: A headrest guide includes: a tubular portion that extends in a first direction and into which a stay is inserted; a tongue piece protruding partially to the inside of the tubular portion, the tongue piece being configured to bend in a radial direction of the tubular portion and being configured to be brought into contact with the stay; and a plate spring pressing the tongue piece inwardly in the radial direction of the tubular portion. Protruding portions are disposed on opposite sides of the tubular portion, respectively, with the tongue piece interposed therebetween to hold the plate spring at opposite end sides thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto Takeuchi, Akimitsu Kurihara, Masaru Tsukamoto, Ganapathy Srinivasan, Ganesh Narayanan, Jeffrey Scheurer, II, Masakazu Okada, Ronald C. Cozzo