Patents by Inventor Yuichiro Hoshi

Yuichiro Hoshi 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: 20210101509
    Abstract: Provided is vehicle seat with a seat cushion and a seat back , the vehicle seat comprising: a duct disposed astride the seat cushion and the seat back, and configured to connect an air passage and a blower , the air passage being formed in the seat cushion and the seat back; and a side frame cover configured to cover part of the duct . The duct includes a first duct member and a second duct member connected to the first duct member. The side frame cover is configured to cover at least part of a first connected section that is a section at which the first duct member and the second duct member are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichiro HOSHI, Kazuki KOBAYASHI, Tatsumi KONNO
  • Publication number: 20200361350
    Abstract: Provided is vehicle seat with a seat cushion and a seat back, the vehicle seat comprising: a pair of cushion side frames; a duct extending from the seat cushion along a rear side of a cushion frame toward the seat back and connecting an air passage and a blower, the air passage being formed in at least one of the seat cushion and the seat back; and a side frame cover configured to cover at least part of the cushion side frame. The side frame cover includes a duct cover portion configured to cover part of the duct at the rear side of the cushion frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichiro HOSHI, Kazuki KOBAYASHI, Tomohisa TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200307426
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat (1), a heater element (40) disposed between the surface of a cushion pad (8) and a skin member (9) includes a pair of main body portions (45-47) and a crossing portion (48, 49) connecting the main body portions to each other, the crossing portion being received in a tuck-in groove (11) formed in the cushion pad and extending through a gap defined between a bottom portion (22) of the tuck-in groove and a tuck-in member (35). The heater element includes a substrate (41) in sheet form, and a heater wire (42) attached to the substrate, and the heater wire in the crossing portion extends in a direction orthogonal to a lengthwise direction of the tuck-in groove in a zigzag pattern, the heater wire including a bent portion (62) of the zigzag pattern located in a bottom region (68) of the tuck-in groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichiro Hoshi, Sachio Kobayashi, Yuma Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10696199
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat (1), a heater element (40) disposed between the surface of a cushion pad (8) and a skin member (9) includes a pair of main body portions (45-47) and a crossing portion (48, 49) connecting the main body portions to each other, the crossing portion being received in a tuck-in groove (11) formed in the cushion pad and extending through a gap defined between a bottom portion (22) of the tuck-in groove and a tuck-in member (35). The heater element includes a substrate (41) in sheet form, and a heater wire (42) attached to the substrate, and the heater wire in the crossing portion extends in a direction orthogonal to a lengthwise direction of the tuck-in groove in a zigzag pattern, the heater wire including a bent portion (62) of the zigzag pattern located in a bottom region (68) of the tuck-in groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Hoshi, Sachio Kobayashi, Yuma Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20190248283
    Abstract: An attachment structure for installing a lighting device on an attachment target, includes a hole formed in a bottom surface of the attachment structure for letting light from the lighting device pass through the hole, and a plurality of ribs formed around the hole. The plurality of ribs are substantially flush with each other in a lighting device placement area configured to receive a bottom surface of the lighting device, so that the lighting device is positioned with respect to the bottom surface of the attachment structure in a height direction of the lighting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Masanori SUZUKI, Yuichiro HOSHI, Noriyuki YAMATO
  • Publication number: 20190176663
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat frame including a pan frame (12), a blower, and a bracket (50) configured to attach the blower to the pan frame (12). The bracket (50) is provided with a first engagement portion (110) protruding toward the pan frame (12), and the pan frame (12) is provided with a first engagement hole (12A) in which the first engagement portion (110) is engageable. The first engagement portion (110) includes a first stopper portion (112) configured to be locked to the pan frame (12) when the first engagement portion (110) is engaged in the first engagement hole (12A), and a first elastically deformable portion (113) configured to deform elastically to allow the first stopper portion (112) to pass through the first engagement hole (12A) when the first engagement portion (110) is inserted into the first engagement hole (12A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichiro HOSHI, Kazuki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10315562
    Abstract: An attachment structure of a lighting device has: a holder provided on a top surface of a door pocket that constitutes a door lining, the lighting device being placed in the holder; walls for fixing the lighting device placed in the holder; a light source supporting part; and a connector supporting part. In this case, the attachment structure and the top surface of the door pocket are configured integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Suzuki, Yuichiro Hoshi, Noriyuki Yamato
  • Publication number: 20190111813
    Abstract: Provided are: a seat heater including a heater unit and an air blower; and a vehicle seat, whereby the whole seat can be warmed quickly and improved comfort can be provided through adjustments made in temperatures as desirable for comfort at each of the sites. The seat heater includes a heater unit disposed in a seat, a blower disposed at a portion corresponding to the heater unit, and a controller configured to regulate outputs of the heater unit and the blower. The controller is configured to: bring the blower into operation if a predetermined condition is satisfied during an operation of the heater unit; and make an output of the heater unit higher when the blower is in operation than when the blower is not in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichiro HOSHI, Takayoshi ITO, Masahiro NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10195971
    Abstract: A vehicle seat capable of efficiently utilizing air delivered from an air conditioning device and thereby adjusting the temperature of heat generated by a seat heater is described. A vehicle seat comprises a seat heater between a cushion pad and a surface skin. A heater wire affixed to a seat base material of the seat heater is disposed at a position to partially overlap air passages formed on the cushion pad. Moreover, the heater wire is formed on the seat base material, is disposed at a position to partially overlap a plurality of through-holes having a greater width than the heater wire, and extends while avoiding center portions of the through-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Hoshi
  • Publication number: 20180361895
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat (1), a heater element (40) disposed between the surface of a cushion pad (8) and a skin member (9) includes a pair of main body portions (45-47) and a crossing portion (48, 49) connecting the main body portions to each other, the crossing portion being received in a tuck-in groove (11) formed in the cushion pad and extending through a gap defined between a bottom portion (22) of the tuck-in groove and a tuck-in member (35). The heater element includes a substrate (41) in sheet form, and a heater wire (42) attached to the substrate, and the heater wire in the crossing portion extends in a direction orthogonal to a lengthwise direction of the tuck-in groove in a zigzag pattern, the heater wire including a bent portion (62) of the zigzag pattern located in a bottom region (68) of the tuck-in groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Yuichiro Hoshi, Sachio Kobayashi, Yuma Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20180326898
    Abstract: An attachment structure of a lighting device has: a holder provided on a top surface of a door pocket that constitutes a door lining, the lighting device being placed in the holder; walls for fixing the lighting device placed in the holder; a light source supporting part; and a connector supporting part. In this case, the attachment structure and the top surface of the door pocket are configured integrally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori SUZUKI, Yuichiro HOSHI, Noriyuki YAMATO
  • Patent number: 10065559
    Abstract: An attachment structure of a lighting device has: a holder provided on a top surface of a door pocket that constitutes a door lining, the lighting device being placed in the holder; walls for fixing the lighting device placed in the holder; a light source supporting part; and a connector supporting part. In this case, the attachment structure and the top surface of the door pocket are configured integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Suzuki, Yuichiro Hoshi, Noriyuki Yamato
  • Publication number: 20170361743
    Abstract: A vehicle seat capable of efficiently utilizing air delivered from an air conditioning device and thereby adjusting the temperature of heat generated by a seat heater is described. A vehicle seat comprises a seat heater between a cushion pad and a surface skin. A heater wire affixed to a seat base material of the seat heater is disposed at a position to partially overlap air passages formed on the cushion pad. Moreover, the heater wire is formed on the seat base material, is disposed at a position to partially overlap a plurality of through-holes having a greater width than the heater wire, and extends while avoiding center portions of the through-holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Yuichiro Hoshi
  • Patent number: 9776541
    Abstract: A vehicle seat capable of efficiently utilizing air delivered from an air conditioning device and thereby adjusting the temperature of heat generated by a seat heater is described. A vehicle seat comprises a seat heater between a cushion pad and a surface skin. A heater wire affixed to a seat base material of the seat heater is disposed at a position to partially overlap air passages formed on the cushion pad. Moreover, the heater wire is formed on the seat base material, is disposed at a position to partially overlap a plurality of through-holes having a greater width than the heater wire, and extends while avoiding center portions of the through-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Hoshi
  • Publication number: 20160236598
    Abstract: A vehicle seat capable of efficiently utilizing air delivered from an air conditioning device and thereby adjusting the temperature of heat generated by a seat heater is described. A vehicle seat comprises a seat heater between a cushion pad and a surface skin. A heater wire affixed to a seat base material of the seat heater is disposed at a position to partially overlap air passages formed on the cushion pad. Moreover, the heater wire is formed on the seat base material, is disposed at a position to partially overlap a plurality of through-holes having a greater width than the heater wire, and extends while avoiding center portions of the through-holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Yuichiro Hoshi
  • Publication number: 20150043229
    Abstract: An attachment structure of a lighting device has: a holder provided on a top surface of a door pocket that constitutes a door lining, the lighting device being placed in the holder; walls for fixing the lighting device placed in the holder; a light source supporting part; and a connector supporting part. In this case, the attachment structure and the top surface of the door pocket are configured integrally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Masanori Suzuki, Yuichiro Hoshi, Noriyuki Yamato