Patents by Inventor Toshimichi Hioki

Toshimichi Hioki 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: 5082326
    Abstract: An automatic vehicle seat capable of separately controlling the position or gradient of each portion of a vehicle seat using air bags. Automatic adjustment mechanisms utilizing inflatable air bags are included in the vehicle seat and are capable of adjusting and controlling the height of the seat level, the gradient of a headrest positioned on the seat back, the thigh support of the seat and the mobility of the seat body in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: Okamoto Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekido, Tadashi Sakuma, Toshimichi Hioki
  • Patent number: 4965899
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly is provided having a inflatable bag positioned within its seat cushion. The bag comprises first and second fabric members joined by a rib fabric member. Each first and second member is a laminate consisting of a meshed middle fabric sandwiched between two thermoplastic resin layers adhered to one another via the meshes. Only the outer peripheries of the two resin layers are in direct sealing contact with one another. An air port is sealingly connected to the first or second member to allow air to be supplied or removed from the bag to change its contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Okamoto Industries,Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekido, Toshimichi Hioki
  • Patent number: 4920591
    Abstract: An inflatable support device for use in a chair includes two flexible, generally rectangular outer elements which are sealingly connected along corresponding peripheral edge portions, a plurality of parallel connection elements positioned between and connected to the rectangular outer elements and shaped so as to cause one of the outer elements to have a sinusoidal configuration when the support device is filled with air, and an air port connected to one of the rectangular outer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekido, Toshimichi Hioki