Patents by Inventor Shohei FUNAKI

Shohei FUNAKI 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: 20210291774
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion including a cover, a frame and a pad, a plurality of parts of the cover being restrained to the frame and the pad; a cushion airbag device mounted in a front portion in the seat cushion and configured to inflate and deploy an airbag at a time of a frontal collision of a vehicle; and a restraint release part provided in a part of the cover positioned at at least one side in a seat front-rear direction with respect to the cushion airbag device among the plurality of parts of the cover. The restraint release part is configured to release the restraint of the part of the cover with an inflation pressure of the airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kondou, Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Shohei Funaki, Hiroyuki Tomita, Takashi Iida, Shigemi Mase
  • Patent number: 10081280
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that can reduce the mass of a side frame without significantly reducing the mechanical strength of the side frame is provided. The vehicle seat comprises a back frame that comprises a side frame that extends substantially vertically, and a recliner that is coupled to a lower end of the side frame and configured so that the back frame is pivotable. The side frame comprises a side frame body that comprises a closed cross-section portion and extends from an upper end of the side frame to the recliner, and a reinforcing member that extends to the recliner from a point between a first and a second end of the side frame body along an extension axis of the side frame body and is fixed to the side frame body with at least a part of the reinforcing member being inserted into the closed cross-section portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Furukawa, Yoshihiro Motoi, Shohei Funaki
  • Publication number: 20180170226
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that can reduce the mass of a side frame without significantly reducing the mechanical strength of the side frame is provided. The vehicle seat comprises a back frame that comprises a side frame that extends substantially vertically, and a recliner that is coupled to a lower end of the side frame and configured so that the back frame is pivotable. The side frame comprises a side frame body that comprises a closed cross-section portion and extends from an upper end of the side frame to the recliner, and a reinforcing member that extends to the recliner from a point between a first and a second end of the side frame body along an extension axis of the side frame body and is fixed to the side frame body with at least a part of the reinforcing member being inserted into the closed cross-section portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji FURUKAWA, Yoshihiro MOTOI, Shohei FUNAKI
  • Patent number: 9409499
    Abstract: In a conveyance seat, a columnar engaging portion protruding from a rear surface of an additional member is moved toward a seat back while being in contact with a seat cushion, and the engaging portion is inserted between the seat cushion and the seat back, and is engaged with an engaged portion disposed between the seat cushion and the seat back. The seat pad includes a general portion that elastically supports an occupant, and a compression portion that is compressed more easily than the general portion. The compression portion contacts and supports the seat cover, and is disposed on a movement path of the engaging portion such that the engaging portion is moved toward the engaged portion and is engaged with the engaged portion while compressing the compression portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Funaki, Michiaki Kojima
  • Patent number: 9145074
    Abstract: A seat component positioning structure includes a component of a conveyance seat; a floor having a positioning hole; and a locate pin provided in the component. The component is positioned by inserting the locate pin through the positioning hole in the floor. The locate pin includes a distal-side large diameter portion, a base-side large diameter portion, and a small diameter portion disposed between the distal-side large diameter portion and the base-side large diameter portion. When the component is fixed to the floor, a portion of the base-side large diameter portion faces a peripheral surface around the positioning hole in the floor. A resin layer is provided on a surface of the portion of the base-side large diameter portion, the portion facing the peripheral surface around the positioning hole in the floor when the component is fixed to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Funaki, Michiaki Kojima
  • Publication number: 20150210189
    Abstract: In a conveyance seat, a columnar engaging portion protruding from a rear surface of an additional member is moved toward a seat back while being in contact with a seat cushion, and the engaging portion is inserted between the seat cushion and the seat back, and is engaged with an engaged portion disposed between the seat cushion and the seat back. The seat pad includes a general portion that elastically supports an occupant, and a compression portion that is compressed more easily than the general portion. The compression portion contacts and supports the seat cover, and is disposed on a movement path of the engaging portion such that the engaging portion is moved toward the engaged portion and is engaged with the engaged portion while compressing the compression portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei FUNAKI, Michiaki KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20150115687
    Abstract: A seat component positioning structure includes a component of a conveyance seat; a floor having a positioning hole; and a locate pin provided in the component. The component is positioned by inserting the locate pin through the positioning hole in the floor. The locate pin includes a distal-side large diameter portion, a base-side large diameter portion, and a small diameter portion disposed between the distal-side large diameter portion and the base-side large diameter portion. When the component is fixed to the floor, a portion of the base-side large diameter portion faces a peripheral surface around the positioning hole in the floor. A resin layer is provided on a surface of the portion of the base-side large diameter portion, the portion facing the peripheral surface around the positioning hole in the floor when the component is fixed to the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei FUNAKI, Michiaki KOJIMA