Patents by Inventor Motoya Sakabe

Motoya Sakabe 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: 11145775
    Abstract: This inter-connector is provided with: a first electrode; a second electrode; and a connecting body which connects the first electrode and the second electrode. The connecting body comprises: a first junction portion connected to the first electrode; a first bypass portion connected with respect to the first junction portion; a first reinforcement portion connected to the first junction portion and the first bypass portion; a second junction portion connected to the second electrode; a second bypass portion connected with respect to the second junction portion; a second reinforcement portion connected to the second junction portion and the second bypass portion; and a connection portion connecting the first bypass portion and the second bypass portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Motoya Sakabe, Hiroyuki Ohba
  • 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: 10818809
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes: a sealing layer in which power generating elements are sealed; a front surface layer formed from resin and joined to a light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer; and a rear surface layer joined to an opposite side from the light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer, wherein the front surface layer has a solar cell installation area that forms a portion of a solar cell, and an antenna installation area that extends at a vehicle front side or a vehicle rear side of the solar cell installation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Patent number: 10784390
    Abstract: A solar cell module having curvature in a vehicle front-rear direction which varies from a vehicle front side towards a vehicle rear side, the solar cell module includes: a sealing layer formed from resin and in which power generating elements are sealed; a front surface layer formed from resin and joined to a light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer; and a rear surface layer formed from resin and joined to an opposite side from the light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer, wherein a plate thickness of portions where the front surface layer, the sealing layer, and the rear surface layer are laminated together is formed so as to become proportionately thinner as the curvature in the vehicle front-rear direction increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Hirotaka Inaba
  • 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: 10737731
    Abstract: A vehicle front pillar structure includes: a pillar lower portion that configures a lower portion of a front pillar; a first pillar frame that extends along an outer edge of a windshield of a vehicle in a vehicle width direction; a second pillar frame that extends in an extending direction of the first pillar frame; a transparent member straddling between the first pillar frame and the second pillar frame; and a load transmission member that can transmit a load applied from a vehicle front side to a front side portion of the upper portion of the pillar lower portion in a vehicle longitudinal direction, to the second pillar frame, wherein a top surface of the second pillar frame is disposed continuously from a top surface of the load transmission member, and the top surface of the second pillar frame linearly extends in a vehicle rearward and upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Miura, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuki Furukawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10680128
    Abstract: A solar panel includes conductors each having a first base portion, which is connected to a third base portion with a first connecting portion, and a second base portion, which is connected to the third base portion with a second connecting portion. Output leads include a distal end portion and an extending portion. The distal end portion extends in a first direction along a second front surface of a back cover and is connected to the third base portion from the side opposite from a solar cell. The extending portion is continuous with the distal end portion and extends in a first direction toward the solar cell along a second back surface of the back cover. The first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are elastically deformable in the first direction and a second direction, which intersects the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10518813
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure that includes: a first framework section that extends along a first vehicle width direction side edge of a front windshield of a vehicle; a second framework section that is provided so as to form a gap toward a vehicle rear and vehicle width direction outer side of the first framework section, that extends along the first framework section; and a see-through section that is formed so as to be see-through and that spans between the first framework section and the second framework section, wherein the first framework section and the second framework section are each formed with a closed cross-section as viewed along their length directions, and at least one of a rear edge corner of the first framework section or a front edge corner of the second framework section is formed with a beveled profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuki Komoriya
  • Patent number: 10483418
    Abstract: Provided is a primer for a solar cell module which makes it possible to prevent peeling of a surface protective material from a sealing material over a long time, and a solar cell module manufactured using this primer. The primer includes 40 to 95 parts by mass of a polymerizable ester, 5 to 60 parts by mass of an adhesion promoter, and a polymerization initiator. The polymerizable ester includes at least one of an acryloyl group and a methacryloyl group. The adhesion promoter includes a functional group improvable is adhesion to an acrylic resin or a methacrylic resin, and an alkoxysilyl group. The polymerization initiator is configured to be able to initiate polymerization of the polymerizable ester. The content of the polymerization initiator is 0.1 to 10 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass as a total of the polymerizable ester and the adhesion promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya Maruyama, Hirotaka Inaba, Motoya Sakabe
  • Patent number: 10457331
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure, including: a first pillar; a second pillar that is disposed a predetermined distance away from the first pillar substantially in a vehicle front-rear direction, with an upper end portion of the second pillar being coupled to an upper end portion of the first pillar and with a lower end portion of the second pillar being coupled to a lower end portion of the first pillar; a transparent member that spans between the first pillar and the second pillar to thereby cover an opening formed by the first pillar and the second pillar, and through which an area exterior to the vehicle can be seen; and a reinforcement member that couples a vehicle upper portion side of the first pillar to a vehicle upper portion side of the second pillar substantially in the vehicle front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Komoriya, Motoya Sakabe, Koki Ikeda, Yasuhide Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10454416
    Abstract: Provided is a solar battery module easy to assemble. A solar battery module includes a connecting member, the connecting member includes a conductor disposed along an end of a first solar battery string and connected to the first solar battery string and a conductor disposed along an end of a second solar battery string and connected to the second solar battery string, and the first solar battery string and the second solar battery string are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Kazumasa Okumura, Motoya Sakabe
  • Patent number: 10363970
    Abstract: A vehicle pillar structure including: a pillar outer panel that extends with a length direction substantially in a vehicle vertical direction and configures a first part of a vehicle pillar, the vehicle pillar including a first column extending substantially along the vehicle vertical direction and a second column disposed at a predetermined spacing from the first column and extending substantially along the vehicle vertical direction; a pillar inner panel that configures a second part of the vehicle pillar, that extends with a length direction in the substantially vehicle vertical direction so as to face the pillar outer panel; and a weld portion at which an end in a short direction of one of the pillar outer panel or the pillar inner panel is abutted against a flat face provided at the other of the pillar outer panel or the pillar inner panel, and welded to the flat face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Komoriya, Motoya Sakabe, Koki Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20190225275
    Abstract: A vehicle front pillar structure includes: a pillar lower portion that configures a lower portion of a front pillar; a first pillar frame that extends along an outer edge of a windshield of a vehicle in a vehicle width direction; a second pillar frame that extends in an extending direction of the first pillar frame; a transparent member straddling between the first pillar frame and the second pillar frame; and a load transmission member that can transmit a load applied from a vehicle front side to a front side portion of the upper portion of the pillar lower portion in a vehicle longitudinal direction, to the second pillar frame, wherein a top surface of the second pillar frame is disposed continuously from a top surface of the load transmission member, and the top surface of the second pillar frame linearly extends in a vehicle rearward and upward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya MIURA, Motoya SAKABE, Kazuki FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190217900
    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: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki IKEDA, Motoya SAKABE, Takuya MIURA, Kazuyoshi OGATA