Patents by Inventor Shinichi YAOICHI

Shinichi YAOICHI 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: 8446047
    Abstract: A vehicle interior light includes a lighting source that illuminates a vehicle interior; an decorative lighting source that decoratively illuminates the vehicle interior; a lighting switch that controls on-off state of the lighting source; an decorative lighting switch that controls on-off state of the decorative lighting source and the lighting source; and a light dimming unit that lowers illuminance of the lighting source. When the decorative lighting source is turned on, power is supplied to the decorative lighting source so that the decorative lighting source is lit up, while power is supplied to the lighting source through the light dimming unit so that the lighting source is lit up with low illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Ito, Shinichi Yaoichi, Nobuki Hayashi, Takuma Saito
  • Publication number: 20110121730
    Abstract: A vehicle interior light includes a lighting source that illuminates a vehicle interior; an decorative lighting source that decoratively illuminates the vehicle interior; a lighting switch that controls on-off state of the lighting source; an decorative lighting switch that controls on-off state of the decorative lighting source and the lighting source; and a light dimming unit that lowers illuminance of the lighting source. When the decorative lighting source is turned on, power is supplied to the decorative lighting source so that the decorative lighting source is lit up, while power is supplied to the lighting source through the light dimming unit so that the lighting source is lit up with low illuminance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuhiko ITO, Shinichi YAOICHI, Nobuki HAYASHI, Takuma SAITO