Patents by Inventor Motoyuki Tanaka

Motoyuki Tanaka 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: 20220379835
    Abstract: An airbag device includes an actuator of a configuration that causes a string-form coupling member extending from an airbag to be coupled, and controls an inflation aspect of the airbag by causing a state of coupling with the coupling member to be maintained or terminated. The actuator includes a gas generator that can eject a combustion gas and a holder portion that can hold the coupling member. The holder portion includes a holding wall portion, which can hold the wound coupling member on an outer peripheral face side, and a top wall portion that closes a leading end side of the holding wall portion, and a contact region in which the combustion gas can be brought into contact with the coupling member is disposed in a region of the holding wall portion. The actuator causes the coupling member to be severed by causing the combustion gas to come into contact with the coupling member in the contact region, whereby a state of the coupling member being held in the holder portion can be terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Motoyuki TANAKA, Akira YAMASHITA, Shinichi ISHIDA, Yoshio ONO
  • Patent number: 11491943
    Abstract: A front passenger seat airbag includes an attachment portion provided on a front end side when inflation has been completed, an occupant protection portion provided on a rear end side to protect the occupant when inflation has been completed, and a cavity portion formed at an intermediate portion between the attachment portion and the occupant protection portion in a manner of penetrating the front passenger seat airbag substantially along a left-right direction. A left edge side and/or a right edge side of the occupant protection portion when inflation has been completed is formed with a protruding region protruding rearward and outward with respect to a central region. At least one of upper and lower edges of an occupant side panel is coupled to an end of the peripheral wall panel. An outer peripheral panel portion of the panel portion is a concave portion in a flatly deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Tanaka, Ikuo Yamada, Hajime Kitte, Kenichi Fukurono
  • Publication number: 20220273054
    Abstract: A wearable airbag device that is adapted to be worn by a wearer for protecting one or more targeted body parts of the wearer. The airbag device includes an airbag that includes one or more protecting inflatable portions each of which is configured to be inflated with an inflation gas and cover one of the one or more targeted body parts, and a means for preventing each of the protecting inflatable portions from being dislocated from the targeted body part at airbag deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Toshihito Yanagisawa, Yusuke Kawamura, Wataru Miura, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220203921
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus includes two airbags. The airbags are respectively accommodated in side accommodation portions in a seat back. The airbags include two side inflation portions and two front inflation portions. Each airbag further includes a tether. Each airbag includes a non-inflation portion. Each tether includes a pass-through section at which the tether is passed through the non-inflation portion. A portion of each tether between the pass-through section and a distal end is arranged along a rear surface of the front inflation portion. A portion of each tether between the pass-through section and a basal end is arranged along an inner surface of the side inflation portion. The basal end of each tether is configured to be fixed to a rear end of the side inflation portion or the seat back. The distal end of each tether is fixed to a front end of the front inflation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke KAWAMURA, Masaaki OKUHARA, Motoyuki TANAKA, Toshihito YANAGISAWA, Hitomi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220194313
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus is configured to be used for a vehicle seat including an accommodation portion. The airbag apparatus includes an airbag. The airbag is configured such that a portion of the airbag ejected from the accommodation portion to the position beside the headrest is deployed and inflated in a position rearward of the seat back, and is inflated and deployed away from the accommodation portion in the width direction in a position rearward of the headrest, and that another portion of the airbag ejected from the accommodation portion to the position beside the headrest is deployed and inflated in a position forward of the seat back, and is deployed and inflated in a position forward of a head of an occupant seated in the vehicle seat and away from the accommodation portion in the width direction, so as to wrap around the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Shuji YAMAMOTO, Koji KAWAMURA, Motoyuki TANAKA, Toshihito YANAGISAWA, Yusuke KOJIMA, Yusuke KAWAMURA, Yuto HIRAIWA, Yuya SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220169195
    Abstract: An occupant protection device includes: an airbag including an upper inflating portion and a lower inflating portion, and a rear inflating portion having a restraint surface that receives the occupant, the airbag being provided with a hollow portion penetrating in a left-right direction in a center; and a protrusion length adjustment unit configured to adjust a protrusion length from the accommodation position to the restraint surface in the airbag. An exhaust port configured to exhaust the inflation gas is disposed on an inner peripheral surface side in the vicinity of an intersection portion between the upper inflation portion and the lower inflation portion of the airbag. When the protrusion length by the protrusion length adjustment unit is adjusted to be long, the upper inflation portion and the lower inflation portion approach each other, so that an edge member approaches the exhaust port, thereby reducing an exhaust amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Yuya SUZUKI, Motoyuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220169199
    Abstract: An airbag includes: a bag main body: and regulating units configured to regulate an expansion completed shape of the bag main body. The bag main body has an expansion completed shape as a substantially square cylindrical shape, where a hollow portion which penetrates substantially along a left-right direction is provided and a circumference of the hollow portion is surrounded by an upper expansion portion and a lower expansion portion and a front expansion portion and a rear expansion portion. The regulating units are arranged at a plurality of horizontally symmetrical locations centered on a center of the bag main body on the left-right directional side and each of the regulating units is configured to straddle the hollow portion when viewed from a lateral side in the left-right direction and at least an upper edge side and a lower edge side are connected to the bag main body side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Yuya SUZUKI, Motoyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11318904
    Abstract: An occupant protection device which is configured to protect an occupant seated on a seat, includes a seat belt, an airbag, and an inflator configured to supply inflation gas to the airbag. The airbag has a bag shape formed of a flexible sheet body, the airbag is folded and stored in a storage part provided in a lap belt, the airbag is inflated so as to project toward a front upper side when the inflation gas flows into the airbag, and the airbag has a substantially triangular prism shape whose axial direction is substantially aligned with a left-right direction so as to include a leg abutting surface which is capable of abutting an upper surface of a leg of the occupant and an upper body restraining surface which is capable of restraining the occupant from a chest to a head, when the airbag is completely inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takenori Ozaki, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Yasushi Masuda, Hajime Kitte, Kenichi Fukurono, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11260823
    Abstract: An airbag for a passenger seat is folded and stored in a storage so as to be deployed towards the passenger seat in such a manner as to enlarge towards the left and right when exiting the storage. The airbag includes a bag body that includes a mount-side portion to be mounted on the storage, and a cover panel that is made of a flexible sheet-shaped material and covers an outer circumference of the mount-side portion of the bag body. The cover panel is configured to cover an edge of a peripheral member of the storage at least in left and right sides of the storage at airbag deployment. The cover panel is joined to the bag body in such a manner that its edge portion is capable of slipping relative to the bag body at least in the left and right portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Hiraiwa, Shinichi Ishida, Keita Suzuki, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11203321
    Abstract: An occupant protection device for protecting an occupant sitting in a front seat of a vehicle. The occupant protection device includes a front airbag device that is adapted to be mounted in front of the front seat and a roof airbag device that is adapted to be mounted on a roof of the vehicle. The front airbag device includes a front airbag that is inflatable and deployable for protecting an upper body of the occupant when an impact is applied to the vehicle from forward. The roof airbag includes a roof airbag that is inflatable and deployable downwardly between the front airbag and the front seat for protecting a head of the occupant when an impact is applied to the vehicle from forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Tanaka, Masashi Hotta, Koji Kawamura, Yuji Sato, Hajime Kitte, Kenichi Fukurono
  • Patent number: 11203320
    Abstract: An airbag uses a rear surface side when inflated as an occupant protection section. The occupant protection section includes a frontal collision restriction surface, oblique collision restriction surfaces on left and right sides of the frontal collision restriction surface, and restriction recessed portions between the frontal collision restriction surface and each oblique collision restriction surface. A recessed portion tether links a tip end side of a recess of the restriction recessed portions and a front end side of the airbag to each other to the inside thereof, and when inflated, at the time of dividing the region into two in the left-right direction around the vicinity of the attachment center to the storage part, provides a remote side region on a side away from a driver seat and a driver seat side region. The capacity of the remote side region is smaller than the driver seat side region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamada, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11186248
    Abstract: An occupant protection device includes an airbag which is deployed and inflated with an amount of protrusion from a storage position to a rear side in an inflation completed state in a large protrusion amount mode and a small protrusion amount mode, and the airbag includes a bag body and a tether. The tether is connected to a length adjustment unit. The bag body has a tubular inflation portion curved in a substantially U shape from the storage position toward the tether connection portion. A shape of the bag body in the large protrusion amount mode is defined such that the tether connection portion is further moved rearward with respect to the inlet port on the inner peripheral surface side, as compared with the case of the small protrusion amount mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Tanaka, Hajime Kitte, Kenichi Fukurono, Yuji Sato
  • Publication number: 20210300282
    Abstract: A front passenger seat airbag includes an attachment portion provided on a front end side when inflation has been completed, an occupant protection portion provided on a rear end side to protect the occupant when inflation has been completed, and a cavity portion formed at an intermediate portion between the attachment portion and the occupant protection portion in a manner of penetrating the front passenger seat airbag substantially along a left-right direction. A left edge side and/or a right edge side of the occupant protection portion when inflation has been completed is formed with a protruding region protruding rearward and outward with respect to a central region. At least one of upper and lower edges of an occupant side panel is coupled to an end of the peripheral wall panel. An outer peripheral panel portion of the panel portion is a concave portion in a flatly deployed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Motoyuki TANAKA, Ikuo Yamada, Hajime Kitte, Kenichi Fukurono
  • Patent number: 11007964
    Abstract: A seat cushion airbag apparatus is applied to a vehicle seat in which a seat cushion includes a cushion part and a support portion. An airbag, including an inflatable portion, is disposed between the support portion and the cushion part. The inflatable portion includes: a rear inflatable portion that inflates on a lower side of buttocks of an occupant; a front inflatable portion that inflates on a lower side of a femur of the occupant; and a connection portion that connects the rear inflatable portion and the front inflatable portion. A tilting plate is disposed between the support portion and the cushion part and is supported to be tiltable in an upper-lower direction by a shaft provided rearward of the front inflatable portion, the tilting plate including a flat pressure receiving portion that receives pressure of inflation gas from a lower side through at least the front inflatable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koki Tanaka, Takashi Iida, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Tadashi Yamada, Yasushi Masuda, Hajime Kitte, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11007965
    Abstract: An airbag device includes an airbag. A passenger protection portion of the airbag has a frontal collision restraint surface, an oblique collision restraint surface, and a restraint recess portion. The airbag has a recess portion tether that couples a tip side of a recess of the restraint recess portion and a front end side of the airbag to each other, and at least one longitudinal tether that couples the front end side of the airbag and a recess portion-side region that is located on the restraint recess portion side with respect to a center of the frontal collision restraint surface in a lateral direction to each other, inside the airbag. The frontal collision restraint surface has at least two protruding surfaces that are configured to protrude backward, due to the longitudinal tether. The at least two protruding surfaces are arranged in alignment in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamada, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210094496
    Abstract: An occupant protection system for protecting a vehicle occupant sitting in a seat includes a seatbelt that includes a lap belt for arresting the pelvis of the occupant, and an airbag disposed in the lap belt. The airbag is coupled to the lap belt in such a manner as to be movable relative to the lap belt in a left and right direction, and includes a main inflatable portion that is deployable in front of upper body of the occupant, and a positioning inflatable portion that protrudes from a lower end region of the main inflatable portion. The positioning inflatable portion includes a contact surface that contacts and is supported by an environmental member which is disposed in a circumference of the lap belt at airbag deployment, whereby helps align a center in the left and right direction of the main inflatable portion generally with that of the upper body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Motoyuki TANAKA, Takeki HAYASHI, Yasushi MASUDA, Yuji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210094504
    Abstract: An occupant protection system for protecting a vehicle occupant sitting in a seat includes a seatbelt that includes a lap belt for arresting the pelvis of the occupant, and an airbag that is stored in the lap belt. The airbag as deployed includes a main inflatable portion for protecting an upper body of the occupant, and a head protecting portion that is located in a vicinity of an upper end of the main inflatable portion for protecting a head of the occupant. The head protecting portion includes a front inflatable portion for covering a front side of the head, and a pair of side inflatable portions that extend rearward from left and right ends of the front inflatable portion for covering sides of the head. Each of the side inflatable portions is configured to be deployed in such a manner that a space is formed between itself and the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Motoyuki TANAKA, Takeki Hayashi, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Patent number: 10953839
    Abstract: An airbag device includes: an airbag having an exhaust hole capable of discharging a part of the inflation gas introduced therein upon opening; and an opening/closing control device capable of controlling opening/closing of the exhaust hole. The airbag has: a flexible bag main body; a discharge part having the exhaust hole; and a coupling member. Peripheral edges of a pair of peripheral wall constituting parts are joined to form the bag main body and the discharge part. Discharge part forming portions, which constitute the discharge part, partially protrude in the peripheral wall constituting parts, respectively. An opening, which constitutes the exhaust hole, is formed in a region, which is closer to a tip end-side of the discharge part than seal parts crimped to each other when the discharge part is pulled into the bag main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Tanaka, Takuya Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 10926734
    Abstract: An airbag body includes, in a protection region disposed in the rear portion, a front-collision arresting plane, an oblique-collision arresting plane, and an arresting recess that is recessed forward between the front-collision arresting plane and oblique-collision arresting plane. The airbag body further internally includes a tether that pulls a flat surfaced portion of the passenger protection region and forms the arresting recess out of the flat surfaced portion at airbag deployment. The tether includes a front-rear connecting region that connects a leading end of the arresting recess to the center of a front end portion of the airbag body, and a sideways connecting region that connects the leading end of the arresting recess to a side wall of the airbag body near the oblique-collision arresting plane. The joint of the sideways connecting region to the side wall is disposed farther forward than the leading end of the arresting recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamada, Motoyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210009586
    Abstract: A compound represented by general formula (I) (wherein all symbols are as defined in the description) or a salt, solvate, N-oxide form or prodrug thereof is a potent FXIa inhibitor, has excellent oral absorption properties and kinetics in blood, can exert a potent anti-coagulation activity over a long period of time after being administered orally, and has a discrepancy between the anti-coagulation activity thereof and the CYP-inhibiting activity thereof. Therefore, the compound or the salt, solvate, N-oxide form or prodrug thereof can be used as an efficient prophylactic and/or therapeutic agent for vascular occlusive diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki TANAKA, Takashi KONDO, Yasuo HIROOKA, Taihei NISHIYAMA, Atsushi HIRAMATSU, Tomoyuki KODA, Sho KOUYAMA