Patents by Inventor Tohru Ohba

Tohru Ohba 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: 20200290526
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding interior lining panel for a motor vehicle comprising a first articulated flap and a second articulated flap, having a first front face and a second front face and a first back face and a second back face. The front faces are covered with a first front covering layer and a second front covering layer. The articulation between the flaps is provided by two first strips spaced apart from each other, the strips being integral with the first layer, the strips having a free end portion attached to the second back face. At least one second strip is arranged between the first strips, the strip being integral with the second layer and having a free end portion attached to the first back face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Christophe BLOM, Gini PSYMOULI, Tohru OHBA
  • Publication number: 20200079291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding interior lining panel of a motor vehicle comprising a first flap and a second flap which are articulated to one another along two articulation edges. The flaps have edge faces of similar thicknesses. The flaps being articulated to one another by two strips positioned some distance apart. Each of the strips has a middle part, a first end part pressed closely against the first edge face by a first plate and a second end part pressed firmly against the second edge face by a second plate. A second strip is positioned between the first strips, the second strip has a middle part, a first end part pressed firmly against the first edge face by a third plate and a second end part pressed firmly against the second edge face by a fourth plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christophe BLOM, Gini PSYMOULI, Tohru OHBA
  • Patent number: 9346386
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat reducing a load on a mat main body. The vehicle floor mat includes at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a vertical rotating knob, and the second fastening member includes: an insertion receiving section for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and engaged therewith; and upper and lower half bodies sandwiching the mat main body and being connected to each other through a half body connecting portion for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and at least one outer connecting portion disposed outside the half body connecting portion provided around the insertion receiving section, thus improving a connecting strength between the upper and lower half bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: HONDA ACCESS CORP., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150203014
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat reducing a load on a mat main body. The vehicle floor mat includes at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a vertical rotating knob, and the second fastening member includes: an insertion receiving section for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and engaged therewith; and upper and lower half bodies sandwiching the mat main body and being connected to each other through a half body connecting portion for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and at least one outer connecting portion disposed outside the half body connecting portion provided around the insertion receiving section, thus improving a connecting strength between the upper and lower half bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicants: HONDA ACCESS CORP., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9016756
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat reducing a load on a mat main body. The vehicle floor mat includes at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a vertical rotating knob, and the second fastening member includes: an insertion receiving section for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and engaged therewith; and upper and lower half bodies sandwiching the mat main body and being connected to each other through a half body connecting portion for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and at least one outer connecting portion disposed outside the half body connecting portion provided around the insertion receiving section, thus improving a connecting strength between the upper and lower half bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Honda Access Corp., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8882171
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat that can reliably maintain a fixed state and includes a mat main body and at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a rotating knob rotating about a vertical axis and a lever pivotally provided on an upper section of the knob. The second fastening member includes an insertion receiving section for the knob to be inserted thereinto, and engaged therewith by rotating the knob inserted into the insertion receiving section. A rotation of the knob in an engaged state is restricted by laying the lever. The knob and lever allow the mat main body to be fixed to the vehicle through a two-step fixation mechanism, thus enabling strong fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Honda Access Corp., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130047372
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat reducing a load on a mat main body. The vehicle floor mat includes at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a vertical rotating knob, and the second fastening member includes: an insertion receiving section for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and engaged therewith; and upper and lower half bodies sandwiching the mat main body and being connected to each other through a half body connecting portion for the rotating knob to be inserted thereinto and at least one outer connecting portion disposed outside the half body connecting portion provided around the insertion receiving section, thus improving a connecting strength between the upper and lower half bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130049396
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle floor mat that can reliably maintain a fixed state and includes a mat main body and at least one fastening device for fastening the mat main body to a vehicle. The fastening device includes a first fastening member fixed to the vehicle and a second fastening member fixed to the mat main body. The first fastening member includes a rotating knob rotating about a vertical axis and a lever pivotally provided on an upper section of the knob. The second fastening member includes an insertion receiving section for the knob to be inserted thereinto, and engaged therewith by rotating the knob inserted into the insertion receiving section. A rotation of the knob in an engaged state is restricted by laying the lever. The knob and lever allow the mat main body to be fixed to the vehicle through a two-step fixation mechanism, thus enabling strong fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD, HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Kana Harata, Tohru Ohba, Tatsuya Shiono, Hirobumi Kikuchi, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7758678
    Abstract: A housing of an air cleaner has an air inlet port and an air outlet port, and incorporates an air filter. In the housing, a fuel adsorption filter is arranged downstream of the air filter in such manner as to intersect an air passage. An open portion and a sheet-like adsorption portion are vertically defined in an outer frame of the fuel adsorption filter. The adsorption portion has a fuel adsorbing function. A weir is provided in a boundary between the open portion and the adsorption portion. The weir limits air flow from the upstream side of the adsorption portion to the upstream side of the open portion. A flow straightening plate having a flow straightening function is provided in the open portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignees: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yoshida, Tatsuya Oyama, Haruhiko Saito, Tohru Ohba, Shinichi Kamiya, Masaki Aihara, Yoichi Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20080257160
    Abstract: A housing of an air cleaner has an air inlet port and an air outlet port, and incorporates an air filter. In the housing, a fuel adsorption filter is arranged downstream of the air filter in such manner as to intersect an air passage. An open portion and a sheet-like adsorption portion are vertically defined in an outer frame of the fuel adsorption filter. The adsorption portion has a fuel adsorbing function. A weir is provided in a boundary between the open portion and the adsorption portion. The weir limits air flow from the upstream side of the adsorption portion to the upstream side of the open portion. A flow straightening plate having a flow straightening function is provided in the open portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro YOSHIDA, Tatsuya OYAMA, Haruhiko SAITO, Tohru OHBA, Shinichi KAMIYA, Masaki AIHARA, Yoichi ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 7290519
    Abstract: An air intake apparatus configured to combine air filtered separately through a plurality of air cleaners and lead it to a single throttle body suppresses or prevents variation in the pressure of airflow introduced from a plurality of intake paths to the single throttle body. Outside air is introduced to the plurality of air cleaners by a single air cleaner inlet. The air cleaner inlet has a chamber of a predetermined capacity which has a single intake duct, and a plurality of branching passages which branch off from the chamber into the same number as there are air cleaners and are connected to the separate air cleaners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Ohba, Akira Suzuki, Atsushi Hirota, Kazuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7201129
    Abstract: An intake pipe includes a plurality of passages that join in a section upstream of the throttle body. The intake pipe includes an interference prevention member that prevents air passing through a specific one of the passages from flowing into the other passages. The interference prevention member is a thin plate and is formed in a confluence portion of an adjacent pair of the passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Ohba, Atsushi Hirota
  • Publication number: 20070012282
    Abstract: An air intake apparatus configured to combine air filtered separately through a plurality of air cleaners and lead it to a single throttle body suppresses or prevents variation in the pressure of airflow introduced from a plurality of intake paths to the single throttle body. Outside air is introduced to the plurality of air cleaners by a single air cleaner inlet. The air cleaner inlet has a chamber of a predetermined capacity which has a single intake duct, and a plurality of branching passages which branch off from the chamber into the same number as there are air cleaners and are connected to the separate air cleaners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru Ohba, Akira Suzuki, Atsushi Hirota, Kazuhiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20060081214
    Abstract: An intake pipe includes a plurality of passages that join in a section upstream of the throttle body. The intake pipe includes an interference prevention member that prevents air passing through a specific one of the passages from flowing into the other passages. The interference prevention member is a thin plate and is formed in a confluence portion of an adjacent pair of the passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Tohru Ohba, Atsushi Hirota