Patents by Inventor Taku Imajo

Taku Imajo 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: 20190100120
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat where a total cost thereof can be reduced through commonization of parts. The vehicle seat includes: a movable rail that is attached to a cushion frame with a spacer therebetween; a fixed rail that has a bottom wall facing the movable rail; a locking mechanism that locks the fixed rail to a floor; a first bracket that is attached to a cushion frame; and a second bracket that is attached to the bottom wall of the fixed rail and the locking mechanism in a connecting manner. The first bracket includes a concave portion. The second bracket includes a convex portion that engages with the concave portion. The concave portion overlaps the fixed rail if viewed in a direction orthogonal to the bottom wall as well as the spacer if viewed in a direction parallel to the bottom wall and orthogonal to a sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taku IMAJO
  • Patent number: 10220739
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes an ISOFIX anchor for fixing a child seat which is provided in a through-hole that extends in a front and rear direction and is formed in a seat body. The vehicle seat further includes: a cover member which covers an opening on a seat front side of the through-hole in an openable and closable manner; and a plug member which is capable of being pushed into the opening on the seat front side of the through-hole in a drawable manner, wherein the plug member is configured to block an air-flowing channel of an air which flows in from an opening on a seat back side of the through-hole and flows out from the opening on the seat front side of the through-hole in a state where the plug member is pushed into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Okuhara, Shinya Ito, Hirotaka Kato, Taku Imajo
  • Patent number: 9981581
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a cover member that covers an ISOFIX anchor for fixing a child seat; an intermediate portion that is exposed at a position between the cover member and the ISOFIX anchor in a state where the cover member is opened; and a stopper that retains the cover member in a state where the cover member is opened, wherein the stopper has an engagement part and an abutting part, wherein the engagement part of the stopper is detachably engaged with at least one of the rear surface and the intermediate portion in a state where the cover member is opened, and wherein the abutting part of the stopper abuts on the other of the rear surface and the intermediate portion so as to prevent the cover member from being moved in a closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Okuhara, Shinya Ito, Hirotaka Kato, Taku Imajo
  • Publication number: 20180118065
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a cover member that covers an ISOFIX anchor for fixing a child seat; an intermediate portion that is exposed at a position between the cover member and the ISOFIX anchor in a state where the cover member is opened; and a stopper that retains the cover member in a state where the cover member is opened, wherein the stopper has an engagement part and an abutting part, wherein the engagement part of the stopper is detachably engaged with at least one of the rear surface and the intermediate portion in a state where the cover member is opened, and wherein the abutting part of the stopper abuts on the other of the rear surface and the intermediate portion so as to prevent the cover member from being moved in a closing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu OKUHARA, Shinya ITO, Hirotaka KATO, Taku IMAJO
  • Publication number: 20180111528
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes an ISOFIX anchor for fixing a child seat which is provided in a through-hole that extends in a front and rear direction and is formed in a seat body. The vehicle seat further includes: a cover member which covers an opening on a seat front side of the through-hole in an openable and closable manner; and a plug member which is capable of being pushed into the opening on the seat front side of the through-hole in a drawable manner, wherein the plug member is configured to block an air-flowing channel of an air which flows in from an opening on a seat back side of the through-hole and flows out from the opening on the seat front side of the through-hole in a state where the plug member is pushed into the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu OKUHARA, Shinya ITO, Hirotaka KATO, Taku IMAJO
  • Patent number: 9649964
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat pad; a seat cover that covers a surface of the seat pad; a seat frame that supports the seat pad from an inner side the seat pad; and an assembly component that is assembled into the seat frame through a penetration hole formed in the seat cover. The assembly component is provided with: a bezel that is fixed to the seat frame through the penetration hole from an outer side of the penetration hole, the bezel including an outer frame arranged to cover a periphery of the penetration hole from the outer side; and a backing member that includes an inner frame arranged to cover the periphery of the penetration hole from an inner side of the penetration hole, the backing member being insert-molded in the seat pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taku Imajo
  • Publication number: 20160107553
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat pad; a seat cover that covers a surface of the seat pad; a seat frame that supports the seat pad from an inner side the seat pad; and an assembly component that is assembled into the seat frame through a penetration hole formed in the seat cover. The assembly component is provided with: a bezel that is fixed to the seat frame through the penetration hole from an outer side of the penetration hole, the bezel including an outer frame arranged to cover a periphery of the penetration hole from the outer side; and a backing member that includes an inner frame arranged to cover the periphery of the penetration hole from an inner side of the penetration hole, the backing member being insert-molded in the seat pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taku IMAJO
  • Patent number: 8276968
    Abstract: A locking device includes a locking mechanism and a striker. The locking mechanism includes a lock base, a hook and a pawl. The lock base has a recess that is capable of receiving the striker. The hook is capable of forming a locked condition in which the striker is held between the hook and the recess of the lock base or an unlocked condition in which the hook is spaced away from the striker. The pawl is capable of rotating to a position in which the pawl can engage an engagement surface of the hook and maintaining the hook in the locked condition. The engagement surface of the hook is provided with a resin coating that constitutes an elastically reactive portion. The elastically reactive portion is shaped to produce an elastically reactive force between the engagement surface of the hook and the pawl in the locked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taku Imajo
  • Publication number: 20100133412
    Abstract: A locking device includes a locking mechanism and a striker. The locking mechanism includes a lock base, a hook and a pawl. The lock base has a recess that is capable of receiving the striker. The hook is capable of forming a locked condition in which the striker is held between the hook and the recess of the lock base or an unlocked condition in which the hook is spaced away from the striker. The pawl is capable of rotating to a position in which the pawl can engage an engagement surface of the hook and maintaining the hook in the locked condition. The engagement surface of the hook is provided with a resin coating that constitutes an elastically reactive portion. The elastically reactive portion is shaped to produce an elastically reactive force between the engagement surface of the hook and the pawl in the locked condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taku Imajo
  • Patent number: 6986542
    Abstract: A retractable seat to be attached to a floor may include a seat cushion, a seat back rotatably supported on the seat cushion, and a link mechanism for supporting the seat cushion on the floor. The link mechanism includes a front leg and a rear leg that are pivotally connected to the seat cushion and the floor so that the seat can be switched between a use condition and a retracted condition. The front and rear legs respectively have a different link length so as to produce a difference between a rotating range of the front leg and a rotating range of the rear leg. The seat may further include a compensation mechanism for compensating for the difference between the rotating ranges of the front and rear legs within an operating range of the link mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Araco Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taku Imajo, Makoto Sakai
  • Patent number: 6974174
    Abstract: A retractable seat may include a seat cushion, a seat back rotatably supported on the seat cushion, and a link mechanism for supporting the seat cushion on a floor. The link mechanism includes a front leg and a rear leg that are pivotally connected to the seat cushion and the floor so that the seat cushion and the seat back can be switched between a use condition and a retracted condition. The seat may further include a restraint mechanism provided on the floor for preventing the link mechanism from moving when the seat is in a use condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Araco Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taku Imajo, Taiyou Ootsuka
  • Publication number: 20040169391
    Abstract: A retractable seat may include a seat cushion, a seat back rotatably supported on the seat cushion, and a link mechanism for supporting the seat cushion on a floor. The link mechanism includes a front leg and a rear leg that are pivotally connected to the seat cushion and the floor so that the seat cushion and the seat back can be switched between a use condition and a retracted condition. The seat may further include a restraint mechanism provided on the floor for preventing the link mechanism from moving when the seat is in a use condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Taku Imajo, Taiyou Ootsuka
  • Publication number: 20040169404
    Abstract: A retractable seat to be attached to a floor may include a seat cushion, a seat back rotatably supported on the seat cushion, and a link mechanism for supporting the seat cushion on the floor. The link mechanism includes a front leg and a rear leg that are pivotally connected to the seat cushion and the floor so that the seat can be switched between a use condition and a retracted condition. The front and rear legs respectively have a different link length so as to produce a difference between a rotating range of the front leg and a rotating range of the rear leg. The seat may further include a compensation mechanism for compensating for the difference between the rotating ranges of the front and rear legs within an operating range of the link mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Taku Imajo, Makoto Sakai