Patents by Inventor Toshikazu Torigaki

Toshikazu Torigaki 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: 20210229756
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a resin floor part provided with a flange portion bent toward an upper side or a lower side at an end in a vehicle width direction, and a metal side sill part joined to the flange portion of the floor part. The side sill part includes a rim portion, a peak portion, and intermediate portions that link the rim portion to the peak portion. The peak portion and the intermediate portions form a protruding portion projecting from the rim portion toward the floor part. The flange portion of the floor part is joined to the peak portion of the protruding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro NAITO, Toshikazu TORIGAKI, Shinichirou TAKEMOTO, Katsumi MOROHOSHI
  • Publication number: 20210229748
    Abstract: A body side panel includes a metal panel and plastics that are integrally-molded on the metal panel to reinforce the metal panel. The plastics include a plastic layer formed on a surface of the metal panel and ribs raised from the plastic layer. The ribs have plural straight ribs formed radially from an end edge portion of the metal panel on its outer circumferential side along the surface thereof, and a joint rib jointing the plural straight ribs so as to intersect therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Toshikazu TORIGAKI, Tetsuro NAITO
  • Publication number: 20210206434
    Abstract: Provided is a body side panel including: a hat-like panel member made of a metal; another panel member made of a metal; and a reinforcing member made of a resin. The hat-like panel member includes a cross-sectionally hat-like portion formed of a top portion, edge portions, and intermediate portions coupling the top portion and the edge portions to each other. The cross-sectionally hat-like portion is joined to the other panel member at the edge portions, and forms a closed space cooperatively with the other panel member. The reinforcing member is arranged to be joined to an at least one of the top portion and the intermediate portions in the closed space. The hat-like panel member includes corner parts between the edge portions and the intermediate portions. The other panel member includes corresponding parts which correspond to the corner parts, and a rigidity of the corresponding parts is higher than a rigidity of the corner parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Toshikazu TORIGAKI, Tetsuro NAITO
  • Patent number: 5431476
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has first and second flexible members disposed within front and rear doors in the longitudinal direction relative to the vehicle. First ends of each of the flexible members are coupled together through a coupling member which ensures coupling when the doors are closed. Respective other ends of the two flexible members are each coupled with respective lower portions of the vehicle body frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshikazu Torigaki