Patents by Inventor Teruo Kawasaki

Teruo Kawasaki 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: 6979042
    Abstract: There is provided an automotive sun visor device in which an opening 2b of a sunroof 4 is formed in a front portion of a roof panel 2 constituting the upper part of a vehicle body 1, a slide member 17c slidable in the longitudinal direction is provided on the cabin inside of the sunroof 4 in which the opening 2b is covered by an extending portion 5a of a windshield glass 5, and a sun visor body 16 for blocking bright sunlight coming from the front is installed to the slide member 17c so as to be turnable in the up-and-down direction. When the sun visor body 16 is not in use, the sun visor body 16 is moved to the rear of the sunroof 4, by which the sunroof 4 is not closed by the sun visor body 16. Therefore, a large open space can be obtained in front of the head of passenger, especially, on the front seat, and thereby the comfort in the cabin is enhanced significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Kasai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20040155489
    Abstract: There is provided an automotive sun visor device in which an opening 2b of a sunroof 4 is formed in a front portion of a roof panel 2 constituting the upper part of a vehicle body 1, a slide member 17c slidable in the longitudinal direction is provided on the cabin inside of the sunroof 4 in which the opening 2b is covered by an extending portion 5a of a windshield glass 5, and a sun visor body 16 for blocking bright sunlight coming from the front is installed to the slide member 17c so as to be turnable in the up-and-down direction. When the sun visor body 16 is not in use, the sun visor body 16 is moved to the rear of the sunroof 4, by which the sunroof 4 is not closed by the sun visor body 16. Therefore, a large open space can be obtained in front of the head of passenger, especially, on the front seat, and thereby the comfort in the cabin is enhanced significantly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 6626481
    Abstract: A front seat 2 is divided into a driver seat 2a and a front passenger seat 2b, a second-row seat 3 and a rearmost seat 4 are divided into a first seat 3a, 4a and a second seat 3b, 4b, the front passenger seat 2b and the second seat 4b of the rearmost seat 4 are configured so as to be foldable, and the second seat 3b of the second-row seat 3 is configured so as to be movable to the vicinity of the driver seat 2a and to the vicinity of the first seat 4a of the rearmost seat 4. Therefore, infants seated on the first seats 3a and 4a of the second-row seat 3 and the rearmost seat 4 can easily be taken care of and communicated with. Also, by moving the second seat 3b of the second-row seat to the vicinity of the driver seat 2a, communication with a driver can be provided easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Kasai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 6439638
    Abstract: A sun visor to be used in a vehicle has a sun visor body with an opening; at least one punched plate having a front side and a back side and a plurality of holes opened between the front side and the back side, which is fitted in the opening of the sun visor body; and at least one light-attenuation plate for attenuating incident light horizontally passing through the holes of the punched plate, which is placed on at least one of the front and back sides of the punched plate. Therefore, the vehicle can be operated safely under the incident morning or evening sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Kasai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruo Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Kazama, Tomoko Furuhashi
  • Publication number: 20020047287
    Abstract: A front seat 2 is divided into a driver seat 2a and a front passenger seat 2b, a second-row seat 3 and a rearmost seat 4 are divided into a first seat 3a, 4a and a second seat 3b, 4b, the front passenger seat 2b and the second seat 4b of the rearmost seat 4 are configured so as to be foldable, and the second seat 3b of the second-row seat 3 is configured so as to be movable to the vicinity of the driver seat 2a and to the vicinity of the first seat 4a of the rearmost seat 4. Therefore, infants seated on the first seats 3a and 4a of the second-row seat 3 and the rearmost seat 4 can easily be taken care of and communicated with. Also, by moving the second seat 3b of the second-row seat to the vicinity of the driver seat 2a, communication with a driver can be provided easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventor: Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4638030
    Abstract: Polypropylene interior parts for autocars having overcome the drawback of their permanent bulge or secondary deformation due to high temperature exposure is provided, which parts are obtained by molding a material comprising a propylene-ethylene block copolymer prepared by polymerizing propylene at a first stage so that the resulting propylene homopolymer can have a relation between its isotactic pentad ratio (P) and MFR of1.00.gtoreq.P.gtoreq.0.015 log MFR+0.955and can occupy 70 to 95% by weight of the total polymerization quantity, followed by polymerizing ethylene or ethylene and propylene in 30 to 5% by weight of the total polymerization quantity at at least one stage, so as to give an ethylene content occupying 3 to 12% by weight of the total polymerization quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignees: Chisso Corporation, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Asakuno, Kinya Mori, Kiyoaki Suzuki, Mamoru Nishida, Kenji Iwai, Masahiro Tamamushi, Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4426691
    Abstract: A voice warning device has a record disc as a recording medium storing warning and a repeat mechanism for repeatedly reproducing the warnings. The record disc contains a plurality of warning messages respectively corresponding to preselected abnormal conditions of vehicle devices. The repeat mechanism includes a means for detecting the most recently reproduced warning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventor: Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4419611
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for intermittent connection of a wiper drive motor to a power source. The device comprises first means for providing a control signal with its magnitude increased with increasing vehicle running speed, and second means for providing a first signal for a predetermined period of time and a second signal for a period of time variable according to the magnitude of the control signal. Means is provided for connecting the wiper drive motor to the power source in response to the first signal and for disconnecting the wiper drive motor from the power source in response to the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Teruo Kawasaki, Kouichi Kogawa, Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 4390948
    Abstract: A navigation instrument comprises a first counter for counting travelling distance from a start point, a second counter for counting travelling time from starting, a means for setting a scheduled average vehicle speed, an arithmetic means for calculating average vehicle speed, the deviation of travelling distance from the scheduled distance and the deviation of travelling time from the scheduled time, and a display means for displaying the result of calculation. The first counter is capable of subtractively counting travelling distance in response to switching operation of a switching means which is incorporated to the first counter. The first counter is also incorporated with a means for stopping navigating operation which is operative when the first counter counts down the travelling distance until a given value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Mori, Masanori Mizote, Hitoshi Takeda, Kiyoshi Yamaki, Hidetaka Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nomura, Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4389603
    Abstract: A windshield wiper system for an automotive vehicle such that intermittent wiper operation is controllable according to the distance travelled and the time elapsed, and is not merely dependent upon the speed of the vehicle. The windshield wiper system of the present invention thus improved comprises a distance signal generator, a time signal generator, a counter, and a wiper driving means, so that a more adequate intermittent wiper operation can be obtained in such a bad weather as drizzle or light rain, especially when the vehicle is travelling at a low speed or has stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kouichi Kogawa, Teruo Kawasaki, Akitoshi Mimura
  • Patent number: 4380733
    Abstract: A device senses changes in a frequency or speed to be displayed. A display control circuit controls the time interval for updating the display, according to the magnitude of a sensed change in the frequency or speed, thereby avoiding flickering of the display, as well as improving the accuracy and up-to-dateness of the frequency or speed displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1983
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yano, Teruo Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Nomura, Mikio Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 4371864
    Abstract: The digital display device of a vehicle is provided with a control facility for controlling other vehicle mounted electric equipment such as a warning device, an auto-door lock mechanism, or the like. The control is effected by using a control signal intended for turning on a particular segment of an indicating portion of the digital display indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruo Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Nomura, Mikio Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 4371940
    Abstract: A navigation instrument for use with a roadway vehicle comprises an arithmetic means producing three data signals showing the average speed of the vehicle, the deviation of the travelling distance from a scheduled one, and the deviation of the travelling time from a scheduled one, and a display means for displaying the three data sequentially fed from the arithmetic means through a signal selector means. The arithmetic means includes travelling distance/time deviation accumulating means for adding the deviation of the travelling distance/time with respect to the average speed initially set to the deviations of the travelling distance/time whenever the average speed is altered. Thus, the navigation instrument of the present invention makes it possible to calculate and display the travelling distance/time deviation accumulated value when the average speed of the vehicle is altered on the way of vehicle travelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yamaki, Masanori Mizote, Hitoshi Takeda, Hidetaka Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nomura, Teruo Kawasaki, Kazuyuki Mori
  • Patent number: 4356470
    Abstract: A multifunction electronic meter for a vehicle can display selectively plural measured informations of fuel amount, cooling water temperature, oil pressure, battery voltage and the like of a vehicle on a single display section, the displayed informations being accompanied respectively with combinations of symbolmarks and surrounding frames thereof for identifying and warning those informations.The principal information of, for instance, fuel amount is ordinarily displayed, while the remaining informations are displayed selectively as occasion demands, for instance, in response to the occurrence of an emergency. When plural emergencies are simultaneously caused, the information corresponding to the lastly caused emergency is displayed intermittently together with the symbolmark, while only the symbolmarks and the frames of the informations corresponding to the previously caused emergencies are displayed continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Kogawa, Teruo Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Nomura, Hiroshi Yano
  • Patent number: 4352062
    Abstract: A digital display type tachometer for an automobile for numerically displaying a rotation speed of the engine comprises a numeric character display device having display sections for 1000's, 100's, 10's and 1's digits, the 1's digit display section being constructed to display always "0", a counter for counting pulses generated in synchronism with the rotations of the engine to produce a BCD signal depending on the rotation speed, and decoding/driver means for decoding the BCD signal into decimal numeric character signals for 1000's, 100's and 10's digits and driving the 1000's, 100's, and 10's digit display sections by these character signals, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nomura, Teruo Kawasaki, Mikio Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 4350901
    Abstract: During starter motor operation, an electronic meter is not supplied with electric power so that the meter does not operate whereby fluctuating and flickering indications of the electronic meter are prevented. When other meters are illuminated, the electronic meter is also illuminated, thereby avoiding the incongruity that the electronic meter is dark whereas other meters are illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kouichi Kogawa, Teruo Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 4347404
    Abstract: A control device for an FM car radio in which low frequency characteristics of the audio output signal are switched so that stereophonic music programs can be reproduced with enough bass sound and monaural speech or news programs can be reproduced without much bass sound but with desirable articulation. One embodiment of the device comprises a capacitor-resistor filter connected in series between the amplifier and the speaker for attenuating low frequency characteristics of an audio output signal only when monaural broadcasting is being received, a transistor for shorting the filter to send bass sound directly to the speaker only when stereophonic broadcasting is being received, and a pilot signal discriminator which outputs pilot signals to turn on the transistor only when stereophonic broadcasting is being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4342023
    Abstract: A voice warning system for an automotive vehicle automatically adjusts the voice volume to an appropriate sound level in accordance with the noise level within the passenger compartment. The improved system incorporates a noise level sensor and an electronic volume control in a voice warning system which includes a plurality of information switches and a multiplexer for providing control signals for an LPC-type voice synthesizer cooperating with a voice memory under control of a microcomputer to provide appropriate warning announcements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masakazu Tsunoda, Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4310825
    Abstract: A voice warning system for an automotive vehicle wherein a repeat switch is provided so that voice warning information is indicated to the driver repeatedly whenever the repeat switch is depressed. Accordingly, even if the driver fails to notice the information, it is possible to hear the information again. The system thus improved comprises a repeat switch, a memory, and a gate circuit, in addition to a voice warning system for an automotive vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company Limited
    Inventors: Masakazu Tsunoda, Teruo Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4244514
    Abstract: An electronic trip meter with an alarm for an automotive vehicle comprises a travelled distance sensing circuit, a memory circuit, a modification circuit, comparators, an alarm, first and second counters, a subtractor, a display circuit, and other auxiliary circuits. A plurality of sub distances defined by guide points along a course and a total distance of the course are respectively preset in the memory circuit and the second counter. The second counter output signal indicates a distance remaining to the goal of the course for displaying the remaining distance. The modification circuit output signal indicates a distance shorter than a sub distance while the first counter output signal indicates a distance actually travelled. When the vehicle travells over the distance shorter than the sub distance, the alarm is energized, by means of a comparison of the distances for informing the driver that a next guide point is near.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nomura, Takaaki Mogi, Teruo Kawasaki, Masanori Mizote, Kiyoshi Yamaki, Takashi Oka, Hideoki Matsuoka