Patents by Inventor Takeki Hayashi

Takeki Hayashi 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: 11400883
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, which protects an occupant seated in a seat, includes: a seat belt; a front airbag device provided with a front airbag which is placed in an area of a lap belt and inflates to cover a front of the occupant when operated; and a seat airbag device provided with a seat airbag which is arranged inside a seat portion in the seat and inflates so as to raise at least a front portion side of the seat portion upward. The front airbag causes inflation gas to flow into the inside and inflates so as to protrude forward and upward when operated and a thigh abutment surface abutting on a thigh of the occupant and an upper body restraining surface restraining an upper body of the occupant are arranged on an outer peripheral surface of the front airbag when the inflation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamada, Kazumi Fukaura, Takeki Hayashi, Takashi Ichimura, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Publication number: 20210300277
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, protecting an occupant seated in a seat, includes: a seat belt; and an airbag which is arranged in an area of a lap belt in the seat belt. The airbag includes a bag body and a regulatory tether. A thigh abutment surface abutting on a thigh of the occupant is arranged on a lower surface side of the bag body, and an upper body restraining surface restraining an upper body of the occupant is arranged on a rear surface side. The regulatory tether connects a base end to a rear surface side of an upper-lower intermediate portion of the bag body and connects a tip extending downward from the base end to the lap belt side and a length dimension is set a dimension in which a connecting portion connecting the base end of the bag body can be pulled toward the lap belt side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kazumi FUKAURA, Shinji YAMADA, Takeki HAYASHI, Atsushi NAKAMURA, Yasushi MASUDA, Yuji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210300292
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, which protects an occupant seated in a seat, includes: a seat belt; a front airbag device provided with a front airbag which is placed in an area of a lap belt and inflates to cover a front of the occupant when operated; and a seat airbag device provided with a seat airbag which is arranged inside a seat portion in the seat and inflates so as to raise at least a front portion side of the seat portion upward. The front airbag causes inflation gas to flow into the inside and inflates so as to protrude forward and upward when operated and a thigh abutment surface abutting on a thigh of the occupant and an upper body restraining surface restraining an upper body of the occupant are arranged on an outer peripheral surface of the front airbag when the inflation is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji Yamada, Kazumi Fukaura, Takeki Hayashi, Takashi Ichimura, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Publication number: 20210300278
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, which protects an occupant seated in a seat, includes: an airbag; and a holder configured to accommodate and hold the folded airbag. The holder is arranged in front of a waist of the occupant seated on the seat. The airbag inflows inflation gas into the inside and inflates so as to protrude from the holder and toward the occupant side, the airbag including: a lower inflation portion configured to cover an upper surface of the thigh; an upper inflation portion which configured to cover a front surface of an upper body; and a cross-inflation portion arranged between the lower inflation portion and the upper inflation portion. A length dimension of the holder is set to a dimension which secures a space for arranging the inflated cross-inflation portion between the waist and the holder when the inflation of the airbag is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takeki HAYASHI, Kazumi FUKAURA, Shinji YAMADA
  • 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: 9796354
    Abstract: An airbag includes a main bag section and a center bag section deployable to protrude towards a vehicle interior out of an inboard side of the main bag section. An inboard-side member, which forms the inboard side of the main bag section, is composed of a front component and a rear component. The center bag section includes a front wall and a rear wall. The front wall is composed of a rear extended region of the front component which is disposed in such a manner as to protrude rearward out of the rear edge of the front component. The rear wall is composed of a front extended region of the rear component which protrudes forward out of the front edge of the rear component and has a generally identical outer contour to the rear extended region. The center bag section is formed by jointing outer edges of the front and rear extended regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeki Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Furuno, Junichi Asanuma
  • Publication number: 20170282841
    Abstract: An airbag includes a main bag section and a center bag section deployable to protrude towards a vehicle interior out of an inboard side of the main bag section. An inboard-side member, which forms the inboard side of the main bag section, is composed of a front component and a rear component. The center bag section includes a front wall and a rear wall. The front wall is composed of a rear extended region of the front component which is disposed in such a manner as to protrude rearward out of the rear edge of the front component. The rear wall is composed of a front extended region of the rear component which protrudes forward out of the front edge of the rear component and has a generally identical outer contour to the rear extended region. The center bag section is formed by jointing outer edges of the front and rear extended regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Takeki HAYASHI, Tsuyoshi FURUNO, Junichi ASANUMA
  • Patent number: 8573638
    Abstract: In a head-protecting airbag apparatus, an airbag is folded up and housed in a case that is made from synthetic resin and has an inverse U-shaped sectional contour opening downward. The airbag includes a plurality of mounting portions, and the mounting portions are taken out to an outer circumference of the case to be fastened to the vehicle body structure. The case includes a retaining projection that is inserted through a retaining hole formed on the upper rim of the airbag for retaining the upper rim of the airbag, and a retaining tongue that has a cantilever structure so as to be flexible toward an inner side of the case. A section of the airbag in a vicinity of the retaining hole is placed over an outer circumferential surface of the retaining tongue such that the retaining projection is inserted through the retaining hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeki Hayashi, Taizo Suemitsu
  • Patent number: 8327968
    Abstract: An air bag system M includes an air bag 40 which can cover a front surface 1a side of a front pillar 1 of a vehicle V, an inflator 55, an air bag cover 65, a case 61 which stores and holds the air bag and the inflator and holds the air bag cover, and bolts 59 which are provided so as to extend from the case for mounting the air bag system on to an installation portion of a front side door 11. A portion of an outer reinforcement 19 which reinforces an outer panel 18 of the front side door is configured as a mounting portion 20 of the front side door where the bolts are attached, and the air bag system M is installed at a portion of the front side door which lies in proximity to a belt line 14 on a side facing a vehicle's outer side by the bolts 59 being attached to the mounting portion 20 on the outer reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeki Hayashi, Michio Inoue, Shigeyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20120299276
    Abstract: In a head-protecting airbag apparatus, an airbag is folded up and housed in a case that is made from synthetic resin and has an inverse U-shaped sectional contour opening downward. The airbag includes a plurality of mounting portions, and the mounting portions are taken out to an outer circumference of the case to be fastened to the vehicle body structure. The case includes a retaining projection that is inserted through a retaining hole formed on the upper rim of the airbag for retaining the upper rim of the airbag, and a retaining tongue that has a cantilever structure so as to be flexible toward an inner side of the case. A section of the airbag in a vicinity of the retaining hole is placed over an outer circumferential surface of the retaining tongue such that the retaining projection is inserted through the retaining hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeki HAYASHI, Taizo SUEMITSU
  • Patent number: 8307935
    Abstract: In a vehicle pop-up hood apparatus in which a rod is extended and a hood is pushed up by the operation of an actuator at a time of collision with a collision body, collision energy is absorbed with high efficiency when a collision load of a predetermined value or greater is input to an area near a hood pushed up position. Actuator (18) operates such that rod (20) moves in an axial direction toward a hood upper side, pushes up a rear edge side of hood rocker (12) and holds it at that position and, in that state, when a collision load of a predetermined value or greater acts from a hood upper side to near the pushed up position of the hood, push portion (54) slides along pushed up surface (38) of hinge arm (30) towards a vehicle rear side, and rod (20) is made to bend in conjunction therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hitoshi Yuasa, Yukio Nakagawa, Kazuyuki Yoshiyama, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Takeki Hayashi, Hajime Kitte, Masashi Aoki, Toshikatsu Togawa, Toshinobu Tsuboi, Shinji Mori
  • Patent number: 8118131
    Abstract: An air bag system M1 is installed in a vehicle having front side doors 13 which are installed adjacent to the rear of front pillars 1 and which each have an outside rearview mirror 27. An air bag 42 includes a pillar covering portion 47 which is disposed to cover a front surface 1a of the front pillar 1 when it completes its inflation and a fitting cell portion 50 which is installed below the pillar covering portion 47 and which is disposed so that when it completes its inflation, a rear end side portion thereof fits in a space defined between the outside rearview mirror 27 and a lateral side of the vehicle on an upper surface side of the outside rearview mirror. The fitting cell portion 50 is connected to a lower edge side of the pillar covering portion 47 over substantially the whole area in a front-rear direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Takeki Hayashi, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Michio Inoue
  • Patent number: 7976058
    Abstract: The occupant protection system includes a catching body that is housed in a housing located between a near-by seat and a distant seat for upward deployment and a support body that supports the catching body. The catching body covers the impact side of a distant-side occupant to catch the occupant moving toward the impacted lateral and includes a distal end acting as a free end swingable in a left and right direction. The support body is located on a side of the near-by seat close to the impacted lateral for deployment to support the catching body when the catching body swings toward the impacted lateral after receiving the distant-side occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Suzuki, Takaki Fukuyama, Kenji Hayakawa, Tsukasa Sugiyama, Michio Inoue, Hirokazu Matsuura, Hajime Kitte, Takeki Hayashi, Masashi Aoki, Hitoshi Ida
  • Patent number: 7946376
    Abstract: When activated, an actuator causes a piston rod in a cylinder to move forwards so as to support a receiving member for receiving an object to be protected. A lock mechanism for restricting a backward movement of the piston rod includes a lock ring which is accommodated in an accommodating groove on a piston portion and a locking stepped portion on the cylinder side. The locking stepped portion includes a locking and restricting surface and an outer circumferential restricting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeki Hayashi, Masashi Aoki, Hirokazu Matsuura, Hajime Kitte
  • Publication number: 20110031056
    Abstract: In a vehicle pop-up hood apparatus in which a rod is extended and a hood is pushed up by the operation of an actuator at a time of collision with a collision body, collision energy is absorbed with high efficiency when a collision load of a predetermined value or greater is input to an area near a hood pushed up position. Actuator (18) operates such that rod (20) moves in an axial direction toward a hood upper side, pushes up a rear edge side of hood rocker (12) and holds it at that position and, in that state, when a collision load of a predetermined value or greater acts from a hood upper side to near the pushed up position of the hood, push portion (54) slides along pushed up surface (38) of hinge arm (30) towards a vehicle rear side, and rod (20) is made to bend in conjunction therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hitoshi Yuasa, Yukio Nakagawa, Kazuyuki Yoshiyama, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Takeki Hayashi, Hajime Kitte, Masashi Aoki, Toshikatsu Togawa, Toshinobu Tsuboi, Shinji Mori
  • Patent number: 7857087
    Abstract: An actuator AE1 includes a lock mechanism R1 configured to fill a gas G generated by operating a gas generator 35 at inside of a cylinder 22 and moving forward a piston 38 along with a support rod 40 for restricting a rearward movement of the support rod moved forward. The support rod 40 is arranged to be able to absorb a kinetic energy of a protection object person and capable of being plastically deformed when the protection object person is received by a receiving member after having been moved forward. A lock mechanism R1 is constituted by a diameter enlarging deformed portion 42 arranged at a piston and a locking stepped portion 24 capable of restricting the rearward movement of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Matsuura, Naoki Yamano, Hideo Higashi, Kazuhito Sugimoto, Hajime Kitte, Ichizo Shiga, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Takeki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7836996
    Abstract: A pedestrian protection system is mounted in the front portion of a vehicle, and includes a controller, a forward movement holding mechanism controlled in actuation by the controller, and a contact body that a pedestrian can contact. The controller, when having predicted a collision of a pedestrian with the vehicle based on a signal from a collision predicting sensor, actuates the forward movement holding mechanism to cause a forward movement of the contact body, and based on a signal from a turn sensor when the forward movement holding mechanism carries out an upward rotation or a downward rotation at the time of contact of the forwardly moved contact body with a pedestrian, controls actuation of the restraint body so as to correspond to a pedestrian moving to a front upper side of the vehicle and a pedestrian moving to a front lower side of the vehicle, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kitte, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Masashi Aoki, Hitoshi Ida, Hirokazu Matsuura, Ichizo Shiga, Michio Inoue, Takaki Fukuyama, Takeki Hayashi, Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7815007
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hood impact absorbing apparatus capable of further mitigating an impact that a collision body receives from a hood than ever, wherein a push-up rod pushes up the rear end of a hood at the time of a collision of a vehicle, and when a collision body is battered against the top surface of the hood in this state, the rear end of the hood descends and the distal end of the push-up rod slidingly contacts and moves a rear-side flat portion and an arm intermediate curved portion in the rear end of the hood, and herein, a slide contact angle (?) in the arm intermediate curved portion is larger than a slide contact angle (?) in the rear end of the rear-side flat portion, thereby, during a process in which the rear end of the hood descends, peaks at which an absorbing amount of impact energy becomes large can be provided at least twice, and as a result, the impact can be mitigated further than ever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignees: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Mori, Yukio Nakagawa, Kazuyuki Yoshiyama, Takeki Hayashi, Shigeyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20100252350
    Abstract: An air bag system M1 is installed in a vehicle having front side doors 13 which are installed adjacent to the rear of front pillars 1 and which each have an outside rearview mirror 27. An air bag 42 includes a pillar covering portion 47 which is disposed to cover a front surface 1a of the front pillar 1 when it completes its inflation and a fitting cell portion 50 which is installed below the pillar covering portion 47 and which is disposed so that when it completes its inflation, a rear end side portion thereof fits in a space defined between the outside rearview mirror 27 and a lateral side of the vehicle on an upper surface side of the outside rearview mirror. The fitting cell portion 50 is connected to a lower edge side of the pillar covering portion 47 over substantially the whole area in a front-rear direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeki Hayashi, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Michio Inoue