Patents by Inventor Masanobu Ohmi

Masanobu Ohmi 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: 10974680
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protecting device, includes: an multidirectional airbag that is accommodated in a headrest, and that receives a gas supply from an inflator and inflates and expands, and that protects a head portion of a vehicle occupant from at least a front side and left and right both sides, and at which a front expanding portion, which protects the head portion from a front side, passes above the head portion in a process of inflating and expanding; and a vehicle cabin ceiling at which a reinforcing portion as an expanding direction regulating means is provided at an interference region which the front expanding portion interferes with in the process of inflating and expanding, and that, by the interference, directs an expanding direction of the front expanding portion toward a front side of the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10471918
    Abstract: An occupant protection apparatus includes: an airbag configured to be stored in a head rest or a seat back of a vehicle seat, and the airbag being formed as a single bag that is configured to cover a head of an occupant and including a front inflating part and a right and left pair of lateral inflating parts; a three-point seat belt device including webbing equipped with a lap belt and a shoulder belt, and a belt take-up mechanism, and the belt take-up mechanism applying tension to the webbing; and a control unit that, in the event that an impact to the vehicle has been predicted or detected, activates the belt take-up mechanism before inflating and deploying the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10466387
    Abstract: An arrangement structure for a vicinity information detection sensor, the arrangement structure comprising: a vicinity information detection sensor provided on a roof of a fuel cell bus; and an obstruction portion provided between the vicinity information detection sensor and a hydrogen tank disposed on the roof, the obstruction portion obstructing the hydrogen tank from coming into contact with the vicinity information detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10458821
    Abstract: A mounting structure for a peripheral information detection sensor includes an aeropart that is disposed above a cabin of a truck, the aeropart including a wall surface that faces toward a front direction, a wall surface that faces toward an upper direction, wall surfaces that face outward in a transverse direction, and a wall surface that faces toward a rear direction. The peripheral information detection sensor is mounted within a space enclosed by the wall surfaces, and a cover is provided on at least one wall surface that lies opposite the peripheral information detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10328889
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protection device has an airbag main body that is formed as a single integrated bag body that covers a head portion of a vehicle occupant and includes a forward-inflating portion housed in a headrest or in a seat back of a vehicle seat, and which inflates and deploys when supplied with gas, and which inflates on a seat front side of the head portion, and a pair of left and right side-inflating portions which inflate on seat side portions of the head portion. This vehicle occupant protection device also has a sub-bag portion that is provided in at least one of the forward-inflating portion and the side-inflating portions, and that, when an internal pressure inside the airbag main body reaches a predetermined value or greater, inflates after receiving an inflow of gas from at least one of the forward-inflating portion and the side-inflating portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10322691
    Abstract: A passenger protecting device including: an airbag device including an airbag that receives a supply of gas from an inflator and is inflated and expanded, by a front expanding portion that includes a front inflating portion to be inflated and expanded at a seat front side of the head portion and at least one of a chest portion and shoulder portions of the passenger, and a pair of left and right lateral expanding portions that include lateral inflating portions that are connected to the front expanding portion and are inflated and expanded at sides of the head portion of the passenger; and a position changing device that changes an inflated and expanded position of the airbag in a seat transverse direction, in accordance with a direction of collision of a collision body with respect to the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10322625
    Abstract: A vehicle door structure includes two doors, a weatherstrip, a moving device and a control device. The two doors are disposed adjacently at a vehicle side portion with no pillar therebetween. The weatherstrip is provided at one of the doors and is disposed to change a distance between the weatherstrip and the other door. The moving device moves the weatherstrip in a direction of putting the weatherstrip into contact with and a direction of separating the weatherstrip from the other door. When it is determined that the two doors are closed and neither is opening or closing, the control device controls movement of the moving device to put the weatherstrip into contact with the other door. When a single door is closed and the counterpart door is opening or closing, the control device controls movement of the moving device in the direction of separating the weatherstrip from the other door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Sakakibara, Masanobu Ohmi, Kazuki Sugie
  • Publication number: 20190111879
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protecting device, includes: an multidirectional airbag that is accommodated in a headrest, and that receives a gas supply from an inflator and inflates and expands, and that protects a head portion of a vehicle occupant from at least a front side and left and right both sides, and at which a front expanding portion, which protects the head portion from a front side, passes above the head portion in a process of inflating and expanding; and a vehicle cabin ceiling at which a reinforcing portion as an expanding direction regulating means is provided at an interference region which the front expanding portion interferes with in the process of inflating and expanding, and that, by the interference, directs an expanding direction of the front expanding portion toward a front side of the head portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanobu OHMI, Seiji YAMAMOTO, Kosuke SAKAKIBARA, Kazuki SUGIE, Misato KINOSHITA, Yoshiaki MATSUMURA
  • Patent number: 10189431
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protection device includes: an airbag structured as a single bag that is configured to cover a head area of a vehicle occupant, the airbag being stowed at a headrest or seatback of a vehicle seat, the airbag receiving a gas supply and inflating and expanding toward a seat front side, and the airbag including a front inflation portion that is configured to be inflated at the seat front relative to the head area and a left and right pair of side inflation portions that are connected to the front inflation portion and configured to be inflated at seat sides relative to the head area; and an opening portion that is provided at the airbag, is configured to cover the head area from the seat front side or a seat side, and is openable after the inflation and expansion of the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Yamamoto, Masanobu Ohmi, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10166847
    Abstract: A vehicle side portion structure includes a front side door and a rear side door of a vehicle that does not have a center pillar. A lock member is disposed at a vertical direction lower portion of one side door of the front side door and the rear side door. When the one side door is closed, the lock member engages with the other side door to lock the one side door. A reinforcement member is provided inside the one side door at the vertical direction lower portion. A part of the reinforcement member is disposed on an upper side of the lock member so that the lock member is surrounded by the reinforcement member and the peripheral edge portion of the one side door as seen in a side view of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Masanobu Ohmi, Kosuke Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 10099643
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protecting device including: an airbag that is accommodated at an upper portion of a vehicle seat, that receives a supply of gas from an inflator and is inflated and expanded toward a seat front side, and that includes a front inflating portion, which is inflated at a seat front side with respect to a head portion of a vehicle occupant, and a pair of left and right lateral inflating portions, which are connected to the front inflating portion and are inflated at sides of the seat with respect to the head portion, the airbag being structured as an integral bag body that covers the head portion; and reinforcing portions that extend in a seat vertical direction at an interior of a seatback, and that connect an upper portion and a lower portion of a seatback frame that structures a frame of the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Sakakibara, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10093266
    Abstract: An occupant protecting device including: a seat provided in a vehicle, the seat including a seat cushion, a seat back, and a headrest, and the seat being provided with an air bag that inflates and deploys at least to a front and both of left and right sides of a head of a seated occupant; and a control device that in the case of having detected or predicted a collision of the vehicle, causes the air bag to inflate and deploy, and in the case that the seat is facing an opposite side to a collision side when the collision has been detected or predicted, delays a timing of causing the air bag to inflate and deploy more compared to in the case that the seat is facing the collision side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10077058
    Abstract: A vehicle control device that includes: an airbag device including an airbag, the airbag being configured as an integral bag body for surrounding a head of an occupant with a front deployment section including a front inflation section that is inflated and deployed in front of a seat corresponding to the head and at least one of shoulders or a chest of the occupant, and a left and right pair of lateral deployment sections including lateral inflation sections that are connected to the front deployment section and are inflated and deployed at sides of the head of the occupant; and a controller that, after the airbag device has been actuated, executes a drive-to-refuge mode in which driving of a power unit of a vehicle and steering of a steering system are controlled to drive the vehicle to take refuge at a road shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10035482
    Abstract: A mounting structure for a vicinity information detection sensor, comprising: an apron upper member arranged along a vehicle front-and-rear direction at a vehicle width direction outer side of a vehicle front portion; and a vicinity information detection sensor equipped with a detection unit that detects vicinity information of the vehicle, the vicinity information detection sensor being mounted to the apron upper member, directly or via a bracket, such that the detection unit is oriented to the vehicle outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9868469
    Abstract: A vehicular object detection device including: a rocker section that extends substantially along a vehicle front-rear direction, at a lower side of a side section of a vehicle, and that is configured by plural rocker configuration members; and an object detection sensor that is disposed in the rocker section and that detects an object at at least one of a side or the lower side of the vehicle, wherein: among the plural rocker configuration members, a rocker configuration member disposed at a vehicle width direction outer side of the object detection sensor is configured by a resin, or the rocker configuration member disposed at the vehicle width direction outer side of the object detection sensor is formed with a detection opening that is open toward a vehicle outer side at a position corresponding to a transceiver of the object detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Sakakibara, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20170342767
    Abstract: A vehicle door structure includes two doors, a weatherstrip, a moving device and a control device. The two doors are disposed adjacently at a vehicle side portion with no pillar therebetween. The weatherstrip is provided at one of the doors and is disposed to change a distance between the weatherstrip and the other door. The moving device moves the weatherstrip in a direction of putting the weatherstrip into contact with and a direction of separating the weatherstrip from the other door. When it is determined that the two doors are closed and neither is opening or closing, the control device controls movement of the moving device to put the weatherstrip into contact with the other door. When a single door is closed and the counterpart door is opening or closing, the control device controls movement of the moving device in the direction of separating the weatherstrip from the other door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke SAKAKIBARA, Masanobu OHMI, Kazuki SUGIE
  • Publication number: 20170334385
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protecting device including: an airbag that is accommodated at an upper portion of a vehicle seat, that receives a supply of gas from an inflator and is inflated and expanded toward a seat front side, and that includes a front inflating portion, which is inflated at a seat front side with respect to a head portion of a vehicle occupant, and a pair of left and right lateral inflating portions, which are connected to the front inflating portion and are inflated at sides of the seat with respect to the head portion, the airbag being structured as an integral bag body that covers the head portion; and reinforcing portions that extend in a seat vertical direction at an interior of a seatback, and that connect an upper portion and a lower portion of a seatback frame that structures a frame of the seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke SAKAKIBARA, Masanobu OHMI, Seiji YAMAMOTO, Yoshiaki MATSUMURA, Kazuki SUGIE, Misato KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 9821771
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle including: a peripheral information detection section that detects peripheral information of a vehicle; a sensing section that senses dirt at the peripheral information detection section; a removal section that removes dirt at the peripheral information detection section; and a control section that controls the removal section to remove the dirt, in at least one of a case in which removal of the dirt by the removal section is instructed or a case in which the dirt is sensed by the sensing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimizu, Yasuhiro Hara, Yasuhiro Shirai, Masanobu Ohmi
  • Publication number: 20170327152
    Abstract: A vehicular object detection device including: a rocker section that extends substantially along a vehicle front-rear direction, at a lower side of a side section of a vehicle, and that is configured by plural rocker configuration members; and an object detection sensor that is disposed in the rocker section and that detects an object at at least one of a side or the lower side of the vehicle, wherein: among the plural rocker configuration members, a rocker configuration member disposed at a vehicle width direction outer side of the object detection sensor is configured by a resin, or the rocker configuration member disposed at the vehicle width direction outer side of the object detection sensor is formed with a detection opening that is open toward a vehicle outer side at a position corresponding to a transceiver of the object detection sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke SAKAKIBARA, Masanobu OHMI, Seiji YAMAMOTO, Yoshiaki MATSUMURA, Kazuki SUGIE, Misato KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20170313166
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle side portion structure including: front and rear side doors provided at a side portion of a vehicle that does not have a center pillar; a lock member provided at at least one side door among the front and rear side doors, the lock member being disposed at a vehicle vertical direction lower portion of the one side door on another side door side thereof and, when the one side door is closed, engaging with the other side door or the vehicle body to thereby lock the one side door; and a reinforcement member provided inside the one side door at the vehicle vertical direction lower portion thereof, with at least part of the reinforcement member being disposed on an upper side of the lock member so that the lock member is surrounded by the reinforcement member and a peripheral edge portion of the one side door as seen in a vehicle side view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki SUGIE, Masanobu OHMI, Kosuke SAKAKIBARA