Patents by Inventor Shohei Ota

Shohei Ota 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: 11110884
    Abstract: A side airbag apparatus includes a side airbag housed in a seat back of a seat of a vehicle. The side airbag includes a lower protection portion configured to protect a portion below a head portion of the occupant, and an upper protection portion configured to protect the head portion. The side airbag is folded in a state in which the upper protection portion is folded toward a lower side so as to be positioned on an outer side in a width direction of the vehicle with respect to the lower protection portion, and a portion, that protrudes toward the front side with respect to the lower protection portion, of the upper protection portion folded toward the lower side, is folded toward a rear side so as to be positioned on an inner side in the width direction with respect to the lower protection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Ota, Koji Shibayama
  • Publication number: 20210086719
    Abstract: A side airbag device includes an airbag that is to be deployed and inflated to correspond to a portion from at least a head portion to a chest portion of the occupant. With a vehicle width direction being taken as a thickness direction, inner surfaces of the airbag in the thickness direction are connected by a tether so that a thickness of the airbag is regulated. The tether partitions an inner portion of the airbag into a first inflation chamber and a second inflation chamber, and has a communication hole through which the first inflation chamber and the second inflation chamber are in communication. When the airbag is inflated, the first inflation chamber corresponds to a rear chest portion of the occupant, and the second inflation chamber corresponds to a front chest portion and the head portion of the occupant. The inflator is disposed in the first inflation chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Shohei OTA, Koji SHIBAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200101932
    Abstract: A side airbag apparatus includes: an airbag module including: a side airbag configured to be deployed and inflated when a gas is filled inside the side airbag, and a retainer configured to attach the side airbag in a folded state to an attachment target of a conveyance; and a wrapping material that houses the airbag module and configured to be broken when the side airbag is deployed and inflated. The wrapping material includes a winding band wound around the wrapping material in a state in which the airbag module is housed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shohei OTA, Koji SHIBAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200094769
    Abstract: A side airbag apparatus includes a side airbag housed in a seat back of a seat of a vehicle. The side airbag includes a lower protection portion configured to protect a portion below a head portion of the occupant, and an upper protection portion configured to protect the head portion. The side airbag is folded in a state in which the upper protection portion is folded toward a lower side so as to be positioned on an outer side in a width direction of the vehicle with respect to the lower protection portion, and a portion, that protrudes toward the front side with respect to the lower protection portion, of the upper protection portion folded toward the lower side, is folded toward a rear side so as to be positioned on an inner side in the width direction with respect to the lower protection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Shohei OTA, Koji SHIBAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10427565
    Abstract: A vehicular seat includes: a cushion panel disposed to extend in a seat front-rear direction and to form a bottom portion of a seat cushion; an inflator configured to operate to produce gas, the inflator being provided in the seat cushion; and a cushion airbag configured to expand due to the gas and to push up a range including portions of a seat occupant from thighs to hip points in an expansion end state, the cushion airbag being provided over the cushion panel, in which the cushion airbag is set such that a push-up force in rear right and left regions corresponding to right and left hip joints to right and left lower ischium portions of the seat occupant in the expansion end state is lower than a push-up force in a rear center region present between the rear right and left regions in the expansion end state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Sasaki, Ikufumi Matsuba, Tomoyuki Maeno, Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Shohei Ota
  • Publication number: 20180319296
    Abstract: A vehicular seat includes: a cushion panel disposed to extend in a seat front-rear direction and to form a bottom portion of a seat cushion; an inflator configured to operate to produce gas, the inflator being provided in the seat cushion; and a cushion airbag configured to expand due to the gas and to push up a range including portions of a seat occupant from thighs to hip points in an expansion end state, the cushion airbag being provided over the cushion panel, in which the cushion airbag is set such that a push-up force in rear right and left regions corresponding to right and left hip joints to right and left lower ischium portions of the seat occupant in the expansion end state is lower than a push-up force in a rear center region present between the rear right and left regions in the expansion end state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito SASAKI, Ikufumi MATSUBA, Tomoyuki MAENO, Mitsuyoshi OHNO, Yoshikazu TANAKA, Shohei OTA
  • Patent number: 5238101
    Abstract: A container transport conveyor having a plurality of holder plates each including a first segment and a second segment, the first and second segments being arranged side by side in the direction of transport by the conveyor for holding containers therebetween, a pair of first endless chains having the first segments connected therebetween, a pair of second endless chains having the second segments connected therebetween, a pair of first drive sprockets having the respective first endless chains reeved therearound, a pair of second drive sprockets having the respective second endless chains reeved therearound, and means for varying the phase difference between each of the first drive sprockets and each of the second drive sprockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Assignee: Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei Ota, Haruhiko Sato, Tetsuya Iuchi, Masao Nobuta, Seiji Hashimoto