Patents by Inventor Osamu Fukawatase

Osamu Fukawatase 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: 20210038449
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a standing wall portion that is provided in a standing manner on a vehicle cabin floor and extends in a vehicle width direction; a side wall portion extending in a vehicle front-rear direction, at least one end portion of the standing wall portion being connected to the side wall portion; a first fastening belt including one end portion fixed to the standing wall portion and another end portion to be fixed to a wheelchair with a wheel in contact with at least one of the standing wall portion and the side wall portion; and a second fastening belt including one end portion fixed to the side wall portion and another end portion to be fixed to the wheelchair with the wheel in contact with at least one of the standing wall portion and the side wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Fumiko Nakai
  • Publication number: 20210038447
    Abstract: A shared vehicle includes: a pair of right and left first pillars; a pair of right and left fourth pillars; a pair of right and left second pillars; a pair of right and left third pillars; an entrance door provided on one side wall of a vehicle body so as to be placed between the second pillar and the third pillar; and a front wheelchair space being provided such that at least a head of a wheelchair occupant is placed within a first region of the vehicle cabin in a plan view, the first region being surrounded by the first pillars and the second pillars, or a rear wheelchair space being provided such that at least the head of the wheelchair occupant is placed within a second region of the vehicle cabin in a plan view, the second region being surrounded by the third pillars and the fourth pillars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Fumiko Nakai
  • Publication number: 20210038448
    Abstract: Provided is a wheelchair carrying vehicle including: a hand rail provided in a support shaft, the hand rail being configured to be switchable between a usage position and a stored position when the support shaft rotates, the usage position being a position where the hand rail is placed near the chest of an occupant of a wheelchair, the stored position being a position where the hand rail is placed along a side wall of a vehicle cabin; and an impact absorption mechanism configured to, when a load equal to or more than a predetermined value is input from the occupant into the hand rail placed and fixed at the usage position, absorb at least part of the load by rotating the hand rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Fumiko Nakai
  • Publication number: 20200390623
    Abstract: A wheelchair fixing tool includes: a fixing part fixed to an upright member uprightly provided in a vehicle cabin; a hook detachable from a wheelchair: and a belt member formed long, having stretchability, and connecting the fixing part and the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Sekizuka, Osamu Fukawatase
  • Publication number: 20200247355
    Abstract: A vehicular seat belt device includes a first pretensioner provided in a retractor and configured to apply tensile force to a shoulder belt portion of a webbing, a second pretensioner provided in a belt anchor part and configured to apply tensile force to a lap belt portion of the webbing, a third pretensioner provided in a side portion of the vehicle seat opposite to the belt anchor part and configured to apply tensile force to the lap belt portion via a buckle, and a controller. The controller is configured to activate the first pretensioner at a time of predicting vehicle collision, and activate the second pretensioner and the third pretensioner after detection of collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seigo Kuzumaki, Osamu Fukawatase
  • Patent number: 10730561
    Abstract: A mounting structure for a curtain airbag device includes: a first pillar extending along a vehicle upper-lower direction; a second pillar disposed on a vehicle rear side at a predetermined interval with respect to the first pillar, and extending along the vehicle upper-lower direction; a transparent member interposed between the first pillar and the second pillar; a front pillar garnish covering the first pillar and the second pillar and having a lower end portion protruding along at least one of a vehicle front-rear direction and a vehicle width direction; and a curtain airbag device configured to include a curtain airbag, configured to be inflation-deployed in a curtain shape in a vehicle cabin side portion, and having a front end portion fixed at a position in the first pillar or the second pillar corresponding to the lower end portion of the front pillar garnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamichi Komura, Osamu Fukawatase
  • Publication number: 20200238943
    Abstract: A passenger protection device for a front passenger seat includes: an upper airbag that is installed in a front header of a vehicle, and is configured to inflate and deploy at a time of a frontal collision of the vehicle so as to be supported by a windshield from a front side of the vehicle; and a lower airbag that is provided separately from the upper airbag and installed at a front end of a vehicle cabin below the windshield in a vehicle height direction, the lower airbag being configured to inflate and deploy at the time of the frontal collision so as to be supported by a dashboard including an instrument panel from the front side of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu FUKAWATASE, Hiroe SUGAWARA
  • Patent number: 10723306
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device mounting structure includes: a first pillar forming a part of a front pillar and extends substantially along a vehicle height direction; a second pillar forming another part of the front pillar, the second pillar being disposed on a rear side of a vehicle relative to the first pillar at a predetermined distance from the first pillar and extending substantially along the vehicle height direction; a transparent member bridged between the first pillar and the second pillar; and a curtain airbag device including a curtain airbag stored along a roof side rail and the second pillar, the curtain airbag being configured to inflate and deploy in a curtain-like fashion over a side portion of a cabin of the vehicle in case of a collision of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamichi Komura, Osamu Fukawatase
  • Patent number: 10710540
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that includes: an inflator that is disposed at a seat front end portion, inside a seat portion of a seat cushion, and that generates gas by operating; a first bag portion that is disposed inside the seat portion, that internally houses the inflator, and that, by being supplied with gas from the inflator, is inflated in a longitudinal direction, which is a seat front-rear direction; and a second bag portion that is disposed inside the seat portion on a seat rear side of the first bag portion and communicates with the first bag portion, that has a longitudinal direction extending in a seat width direction, and that has a length in the seat width direction which is longer than that of the first bag portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Shun Ito
  • Patent number: 10668887
    Abstract: A vehicle seat with a side airbag device includes: a gas generating device attached to an inner side of an outer side frame in a vehicle-width direction, which is disposed in a side portion on an outside of a seat back in the vehicle-width direction; a side airbag which inflates and deploys to expand over the outer side frame from a vehicle front side of the outer side frame in the vehicle-width direction by receiving gas from the gas generating device accommodated in the side airbag; and an inflation width expansion portion which is provided in the side airbag and causes an inflation width of the side airbag in the vehicle-width direction to be greater outside a side surface provided on an outside of the outer side frame in the vehicle-width direction than inside the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Takamichi Komura, Masato Kunisada, Hiroyuki Nagura, Takuma Kawai, Takayuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10640081
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back, a motor, a gear, a take-up device and a pre-tensioner component. The seat back extends in a seat vertical direction and supports the back area of a seat occupant. A seat back frame structures a framework of the seat back. The motor is mounted to an upper portion of the seat back frame. The gear is arranged along the seat back frame adjacent to the motor and transmits driving force from the motor. The take-up device is arranged along the seat back frame adjacent to the gear, and is provided with a spool onto which a webbing is wound. Driving force from the motor is transmitted to the take-up device via the gear. The pre-tensioner component is arranged along the seat back frame adjacent to the take-up device. When activated, the pre-tensioner component forcibly takes up the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Makoto Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 10632884
    Abstract: A vehicle seat mounted with an occupant restraint device, the vehicle seat includes: a seat cushion frame; a seatback frame including a seatback side frame extending in a seat vertical direction at a seat width direction end portion of the seatback frame, the seatback frame being swingable at a seat rear end side of the seat cushion frame, and the seatback frame extending from the seat rear end side toward a seat upper side; a metal inflating body disposed along the seatback side frame, and configured so as to be stretched out toward a seat lower side such that a lower end of the metal inflating body abuts a vehicle floor surface; and a drive member configured to stretch out the metal inflating body in a case in which a vehicle collision at a seat front side occurs or the vehicle collision at the seat front side has been predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Shun Ito
  • Patent number: 10618437
    Abstract: A vehicle seat installed with a vehicle occupant restraining device, the vehicle seat includes: a seat cushion frame including a seat cushion side frame; a seatback frame supported swingably about a reclining rod and including a seatback side frame; an engaging portion disposed at a seat rear end side of the seat cushion side frame and at a seat lower side relative to the reclining rod, and protruding toward a seat transverse direction inner side; a first movable member disposed along the seatback side frame, a lower end portion of the first movable member being extended to position at a seat front side of the engaging portion; and a first driving member configured to extend the first movable member in a case in which a vehicle collision at a seat front side occurs or a vehicle collision at the seat front side is predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Shun Ito
  • Publication number: 20200094764
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protection structure includes a seat body including a seatback configured to support a back of an occupant, and a shell section including a portion configured to face a side of the occupant whose back is supported by the seatback and the portion configured to restrict movement of the occupant in a seat width direction in a case of a vehicle collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu FUKAWATASE
  • Patent number: 10589646
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a power tilt mechanism; a seat front panel that forms a part of a front portion of a seat cushion, bridges a right and left pair of side frames of the seat cushion, and is configured to be rotatable by the power tilt mechanism about a tilt central axis that is provided in linking portions, at which the seat front panel is linked to the side frames, an axial direction of the tilt central axis coinciding with a seat width direction; and a control device that is connected to the power tilt mechanism, the control device being configured to activate the power tilt mechanism to cause the seat front panel to rotate in a seat upward direction, in a case in which a vehicle impact in which an occupant sitting on the seat cushion will move in a seat forward direction has been predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamichi Komura, Osamu Fukawatase
  • Patent number: 10583798
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a gas generating device of a side airbag apparatus is attached to the inside of an outer side frame in a seat-width direction. When a seated occupant is a three-dimensional mannequin of AM50, a portion of the gas generating device overlaps a back pan of the three-dimensional mannequin as viewed in a seat front-rear direction. Here, in a plan section of a seat back in a range in which the gas generating device is positioned in a seat up-down direction, when an imaginary line overlapping a section of the back pan is moved back toward a seat rear side until the imaginary line comes into contact with a side spring portion of a seat back spring, the gas generating device is positioned rearward of a moved-back imaginary line in the seat front-rear direction and outward of the moved-back imaginary line in the seat-width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamichi Komura, Osamu Fukawatase, Masato Kunisada, Hiroe Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20200062210
    Abstract: A passenger protecting device that includes: a first inflating portion that is provided between vehicle seats disposed so as to face one another, and that inflates in a vehicle vertical direction with respect to a floor of a vehicle body due to gas being supplied to an interior of the first inflating portion; and a second inflating portion that is connected to the first inflating portion and that inflates due to gas being supplied thereto from the first inflating portion, in a state after inflation, the second inflating portion being disposed so as to face, in a seat longitudinal direction, passengers in a state in which the passengers are seated in the vehicle seats that are disposed so as to face one another, and being apart from the floor of the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu FUKAWATASE
  • Patent number: 10493940
    Abstract: There is provided a side airbag device including: a first side airbag being provided inside a side section at a seat width direction outer side of a seatback and inflated and deployed at a side of an occupant seated in a seat; a second side airbag being arranged at a seat width direction inner side of the first side airbag so as to inflate and deploy between the first side airbag and the occupant; a communication section that places the first side airbag and the second side airbag in communication with each other; and a gas generation device, the gas generation device being provided at the communication section, and including a first gas emission section to supply gas into the first side airbag, and a second gas emission section that is separate from the first gas emission section to supply gas into the second side airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeharu Sugishima, Osamu Fukawatase, Takamichi Komura, Takayuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10358109
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes an outer side frame, an inflator, and a side airbag including a front chamber and a rear chamber. The inflator is configured such that the rear chamber inflates and deploys faster at a higher pressure than a front chamber, and the side airbag is stored in a side portion in a state in which the side airbag straddles the outer side frame from a vehicle front side in a vehicle-width direction and a portion of the side airbag including the front chamber is folded outward of the outer side frame in the vehicle-width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamichi Komura, Osamu Fukawatase, Masato Kunisada, Hiroe Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20190217758
    Abstract: A vehicle seat mounted with an occupant restraint device, the vehicle seat includes: a seat cushion frame; a seatback frame including a seatback side frame extending in a seat vertical direction at a seat width direction end portion of the seatback frame, the seatback frame being swingable at a seat rear end side of the seat cushion frame, and the seatback frame extending from the seat rear end side toward a seat upper side; a metal inflating body disposed along the seatback side frame, and configured so as to be stretched out toward a seat lower side such that a lower end of the metal inflating body abuts a vehicle floor surface; and a drive member configured to stretch out the metal inflating body in a case in which a vehicle collision at a seat front side occurs or the vehicle collision at the seat front side has been predicted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu FUKAWATASE, Shun ITO