Shoulder Belt Or Harness Patents (Class 280/808)
  • Patent number: 11987204
    Abstract: A deflection device for a seatbelt system in a vehicle including a deflection fitting which includes a guide gap through which a webbing can be guided. The guide gap has a bearing surface for the webbing and is provided, at least on the bearing surface, with a friction-reducing slide coating formed of an epoxy resin powder paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: ZF AUTOMOTIVE GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Benz, Markus Sorg, Edgar Schneider
  • Patent number: 11970130
    Abstract: Disclosed are a pillar anchor for an automobile and a method of manufacturing the same. According to an embodiment of the disclosure, the pillar anchor for an automobile includes a pair of first and second anchor plates including metal, integrated in one body, and guiding a movement of a seat belt of a vehicle, wherein each of the first and second anchor plates includes a belt movement guide recess portion protruding toward one side of the first and second anchor plates through drawing processing, and guiding the movement of the seat belt, and a reinforcement flange formed at edge portions of the first and second anchor plates to reinforce the first and second anchor plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: KUMTOIL INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Hee Kang
  • Patent number: 11872953
    Abstract: A motor vehicle (1) has a seat (7), a seatbelt (8), a deflector (5), longitudinal and vertical guide rails (2, 4), and first and second guide elements (3, 9). The seatbelt (8) is configured to secure a person seated in the seat (7) and is deflected by the deflector (5). The first guide element (3) is guided displaceably in a longitudinal direction (L) of the motor vehicle (1) in the longitudinal guide rail (2). The vertical guide rail (4) is fastened to the first guide element (3) and is displaced upon displacement of the first guide element (3). The second guide element (9) is guided displaceably in a vertical direction of the motor vehicle (1) in the vertical guide rail (4). The deflector (5) is fastened to the second guide element (9) so that the deflector (5) also is displaced upon displacement of the second guide element (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG
    Inventors: Robert Fleischhacker, Martin Kamm, Mathias Froeschle
  • Patent number: 11849815
    Abstract: This application relates to a fastener, a fastener monitoring system, and a child carrier. The fastener includes a male buckle, a female buckle, and a control circuit. The fastener has a locked state in which the male buckle is snap-fitted to the female buckle and an unlocked state in which the male buckle is separated from the female buckle. The control circuit is disposed on the male buckle and/or the female buckle. The control circuit includes a wireless communication module. In response to the fastener being in the locked state, the control circuit controls the wireless communication module to transmit a wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: WONDERLAND SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Zongwang Chui, Manqun Cheng
  • Patent number: 11738667
    Abstract: A retainer apparatus including a first retainer portion, a second retainer portion, a wireless transceiver, and a sensor. The sensor includes a first sensor portion physically contained within the first retainer portion and a second sensor portion physically contained within the second retainer portion. The first retainer portion is removably attached to the second retainer portion. The sensor is configured to detect the first retainer portion being disconnected from the second retainer portion and generate a warning signal. The wireless transceiver is configured to wirelessly transmit the warning signal to a controller in a vehicle to activate an audible warning alert to warn a user in the vehicle of the first retainer portion being disconnected from the second retainer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: FRIEDMAN IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Mark J. Friedman
  • Patent number: 11718350
    Abstract: This vehicle body side structure includes: side sills provided at both end portions of a floor section in a width direction of a vehicle and extending in a forward/rearward direction of the vehicle; a pillar extending upward from each of the side sills and having a pillar outer provided on an outside in the width direction of the vehicle; a crushing member provided on an inside in the width direction of the vehicle with respect to the pillar outer, having a lower portion joined to the side sill, and extending upward; an impactor which is provided above the crushing member, which is joined to an inside of the pillar outer in the width direction of the vehicle, and in which the impactor and the crushing member at least partially overlap in an upward/downward direction; and a seatbelt winding device provided on the outside in the width direction of the vehicle with respect to the crushing member and disposed inside an accommodation concave section formed in the impactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hasegawa, Hitomi Yamada, Ryotaro Takeuchi, Takayuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 11702032
    Abstract: A vehicular belt tactile apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a buckle, a belt configured to be fastened to the buckle and at least one air pouch disposed at a portion of the belt that contacts the body of an occupant when the belt is fastened to the buckle. An air controller generates a control signal when the belt is fastened to the buckle. The buckle includes an air supply unit that is configured to inject air into the at least one air pouch through the belt or to discharge air from the at least one air pouch in response to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Mo Lee, Jung Keun Yoo, Joong Kwan Kim, Kaang Dok Yee
  • Patent number: 11696662
    Abstract: A pre-moistened absorbent cloth material has opposing portions of leather at each distal end and a mating pair of fasteners. The absorbent cloth material is particularly suited for attachment to a sporting helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Inventor: Ken L. Daniels, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11547183
    Abstract: A belt deflector having a main element which is fastenable to a vehicle structure, and a belt contact element which is movable in relation to the main element and forms a belt contact face or belt contact edge for a seat belt that is to be deflected. The belt deflector has a deformable intermediate element which, during movement of the belt contact element relative to the main element in the direction of the intermediate element, is deformed and is pressed against the seat belt. The belt contact element forms a mating clamping face, and a belt strap portion of the seat belt is arranged between the intermediate element and the mating clamping face. During the relative movement, the intermediate element presses the belt strap portion onto the mating clamping face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Brandt, Uwe Klaiber, Gerhard Frey, Peter Linde, Joachim Nüsseler, Walter Birk
  • Patent number: 11524653
    Abstract: A seat belt mounting structure includes a reel mounting reinforcement configured to connect a quarter inner panel, a roof center rail, and a roof rear rail; a C-pillar reinforcement formed to extend toward the quarter inner panel behind a C-pillar; and a seat belt reel mounted on the reel mounting reinforcement toward the roof center rail, the reel mounting reinforcement toward the quarter inner panel, and the C-pillar reinforcement. The seat belt mounting structure is arranged to reinforce a portion in which a seat belt is mounted, while having a reduced number of parts for anchoring the seat belt, and efficiently distributing a mounting load of the seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Ho Je Kang, Hae Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11440477
    Abstract: A guide rail arrangement for an extensible cover. The guide rail arrangement has a main extension direction (D) and comprises a guide rail and a guide member. The guide rail extends in the main extension direction and is adapted to guide the cover during pull-out thereof. The guide member is displaceable in relation to the guide rail, e.g. by sliding or rotation. The guide member is configured to form an extension of the guide rail in the main extension direction, when in an operational position in relation to the guide rail. The present disclosure further relates to a kit comprising the guide rail arrangement and a belt, to a vehicle and to a method of pulling out the extensible cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Gert Aldeborg
  • Patent number: 11383673
    Abstract: A deflecting device for a safety belt in a motor vehicle includes a belt deflection element, which is designed to deflect a safety belt brought from a first direction in a second direction. The belt deflection element is formed on a molded part, and a belt guiding element is provided on the molded part and directs the safety belt brought onto the molded part towards the belt deflection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andreas Loecherer
  • Patent number: 11305678
    Abstract: A belt mount for a vehicle seat or a vehicle bench seat in a vehicle is proposed, wherein the belt mount comprises an attachment mechanism for attaching to a vehicle structure in the region of a vehicle floor such that a lower end section of the belt mount can be fixed in the region of the vehicle floor, wherein the belt mount comprises a support arrangement with a support member for supporting on the vehicle structure of the vehicle. According to the invention, the support member, protruding forward in the driving direction, is present on the belt mount such that it is spaced apart at the top from the lower end section of the belt mount and is formed in such a way that the support member can be connected in the region of the vehicle structure of the vehicle which is present above the vehicle floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Aguti Produktentwicklung & Design GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Grieger
  • Patent number: 11305727
    Abstract: A three-point installation bracket for converting a two-point seat belt system included factory in a convertible vehicle to a three-point seat belt system without requiring modifications/changes to the existing vehicle frame. The disclosure also includes methods for installing the bracket, as well as kits including same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Billy Gene Morris
  • Patent number: 11214996
    Abstract: A retrofit latch adapter is configured to replace a pre-existing roller head latch assembly of a pre-existing exit device. The retrofit latch adapter may include a flat latch head that may provide additional security for a door compared with the pre-existing roller head pre-existing latch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Accessories and Door Controls Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Baker, Douglas Thompson, Michael Connell, Catelyn Herman
  • Patent number: 11097686
    Abstract: Apparatus and system for an adjustable seatbelt guide are disclosed. The seatbelt guide is attached to a mechanical stop associated with a seat. The mechanical stop, such as a striker, is adapted to limit reclining movement of a seatback, especially with respect to a rear seat of a vehicle. The mechanical stop and attached seatbelt guide may move positions with or without the seat in order to maintain seatbelt geometry. When the seat is folded down, the seatbelt guide may maintain the seatbelt in the parked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Gert Aldeborg, Lars Modh
  • Patent number: 11037423
    Abstract: An example posture monitor embodiment includes a first angle sensor coupled to an upper plate and a second angle sensor coupled to a lower plate rotatably connected to the upper plate. The posture monitor may be coupled to a persons chest and to the persons abdomen below the waist to measure an angle related to the persons posture. The posture monitor may activate an alarm indicator when the measured angle changes by more than a preferred threshold value, indicating a change in the persons posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Ali Kord
  • Patent number: 10945474
    Abstract: A headband comprising an adornment support portion comprising a plurality of slots and at least one adornment or adornment fastener strap configured to be received in at least one of the adornment support portion slots. An elastic nape section may connect to opposite ends of the adornment support portion at connection seams to dispose the headband in a closed loop configuration. The adornment fastener strap may have fastener components disposed on opposite surfaces of opposite ends of the strap operable to secure the fastener strap in a loop configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Ara Atkinson-Skinner
  • Patent number: 10703328
    Abstract: An assembly includes a webbing. The assembly includes a first webbing guide receiving the webbing. The assembly includes a second webbing guide receiving the webbing and releasably secured to the first webbing guide. The assembly includes an actuator. The assembly includes a cable secured to the actuator and to the second webbing guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 10632961
    Abstract: A deflection fitting for a seat belt in a motor vehicle, in particular for an inflatable seat belt, includes a belt deflector which encloses the seat belt and which comprises a guide slot for receiving and for passing through the seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Kizil, Joerg Frank Doering, Carsten Bazant
  • Patent number: 10434977
    Abstract: A seatbelt anchor includes an attachment portion. The seatbelt anchor includes a seatbelt support portion spaced from the attachment portion to define a slot therebetween. The seatbelt anchor includes a pair of connecting portions spaced from each other with the slot disposed therebetween and connecting the attachment portion to the seatbelt support portion and including a lattice structure that is plastically deformable relative to the attachment portion and the seatbelt support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ching-Hung Chuang, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 10202099
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a seat having a seat cushion and a seat back, a seat back cover which covers a rear surface of the seat back, and a seat belt for restraining the occupant to the seat. The seat belt includes a belt, a tongue plate, an anchor disposed outside a seat cushion in a vehicle width direction, a buckle, and a retractor disposed substantially above the anchor for winding the belt. The seat back cover extends over the rear surface of the seat back and extends to a rear side of the retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10196033
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and defining first and second spaced-apart post holes extending through the base between top and bottom surfaces thereof. The webbing guide further includes a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending through the guide body in a direction generally normal to the length of the base and normal to the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 10189386
    Abstract: A seat for a motor vehicle includes a seat base, a seat back extending upwardly from a rear portion of the seat base, a seat belt, a portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back, an emergency locking retractor in an outboard side of the seat back, the seat belt being threaded through the emergency locking retractor, and a cover covering the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back. The cover may include a first cover piece covering a first side of the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back and a second cover piece covering a second side of the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jesus A. Diaz Gonzalez, Spyridon G. Blatseas, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Jeffrey H. Scheurer, II, Peter A. Supernavage
  • Patent number: 10173634
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending at least partially along a length of the base. A first end of the guide channel is disposed adjacent the first end of the body and is moveable toward and away from the second end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 10112574
    Abstract: In an anchor (10), an insertion hole (42) is formed piercing through an anchor main body (36), and a belt is inserted through the insertion hole (42). A projection (44) is formed at the anchor main body (36) around the entire periphery of the insertion hole (42), and the projection (44) configures an outer peripheral face of the insertion hole (42). The projection (44) projects out toward the radial direction outer side of the insertion hole (42). The surface area of a portion configured by the projection (44) at the outer peripheral face of the insertion hole (42) can accordingly be increased, and the contact surface area of the belt with the outer peripheral face of the insertion hole (42) can be increased, even when the plate thickness dimension of the anchor main body (36) is reduced. This thereby enables the plate thickness dimension of the anchor main body (36) to be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ENSHU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadao Ito
  • Patent number: 10080859
    Abstract: A shoulder strap is provided with raceway provisions for medical tubing. The shoulder strap has opposite ends provided with male and female side-squeeze buckles. The raceway provisions are formed by an inner leaf and outer leaf which fold and fasten together for safely enclosing the medical tubing. The medical tubing extends between a nose piece and a connector end, wherein excess length of the medical tubing is usually coiled up in coils near the connector end. The shoulder strap further includes tubing traps which safely secure the coils. The tubing trap can be formed from snaps, buttons and/or hook-and-pile fastener material. The inner and outer leaves of the shoulder strap can be formed of any suitable material, such as that used in book bags except also provided with foam (cushion) cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Hall, Michael T. Wise
  • Patent number: 10081392
    Abstract: An inner side reinforcing member is disposed at an interior of a pillar main body portion, is joined to a pillar inner panel, projects out toward a pillar outer panel side, and forms a second closed cross-section portion together with the pillar inner panel. In contrast, an outer side reinforcing member is disposed at the interior of the pillar main body portion, is joined to a pillar outer panel, projects-out toward the pillar inner panel side, and forms a third closed cross-section portion together with the pillar outer panel. The outer side reinforcing member is provided at a vehicle front side of the inner side reinforcing member, and overlaps a portion of the inner side reinforcing member as seen in a vehicle front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teppei Tsuneyama
  • Patent number: 10065597
    Abstract: A multi-point seat belt safety apparatus and system and device that automatically moves, adjusts, or otherwise corrects itself around one or more webbing deflection points, and utilizes different components, to accommodate seat occupants with different sizes and ages. In particular, when an occupant extends the webbing across their torso towards an anchor point, generally disposed to the near the side of their waist, the webbing first contacts the torso/shoulder of the occupant at a particular distance above the seat, which is reflective of the occupant's height, causing the webbing to automatically move along a length of a deflection element, positioned at, above, or near the shoulder of the seat occupant, to an appropriate deflection point. At such, the webbing is kept at a proper location, away from the neck of the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GHC, SL
    Inventors: Theodore August Gast, Claudia Capella Masero, Luis Capella Folguera, Carlos Grassi Osma
  • Patent number: 9974364
    Abstract: In a seat belt device, when a buckle cover is moved obliquely upward in a vehicle forward direction relative to a buckle guide and the buckle cover reaches a moving endpoint at a vehicle upper side relative to the buckle guide, cover-side engagement portions of the buckle cover become sandwiched between vehicle lower side surfaces of guide-side engagement portions of the buckle guide, and the outside surfaces of guide long-side wall portions of the buckle guide. Due to this, not only movement of the cover-side engagement portions of the buckle cover in the vehicle upward direction but also movement of the cover-side engagement portions outwards in the thickness directions of the cross-sectional shapes of the buckle cover and the buckle guide are restrained by the guide-side engagement portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Murasaki, Takuhiro Saito, Makoto Matsuzaki, Koji Hayashi, Hiroto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9944253
    Abstract: A D-ring assembly for an inflatable belt of a vehicle includes a patch bracket, in which a portion of the patch bracket supporting a D-ring is inclined forward with respect to a portion of the patch bracket fixed to a pillar of the vehicle; and the D-ring installed at the patch bracket to be rotatable in a left or right direction, so that the two-layer webbing is guided toward the front of a wearer, allowing a passenger to easily wear the webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Jung Min Lee, Won Jae Lee, Gi Young Bae
  • Patent number: 9919744
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shell structure having a force transmission point, wherein a force transmission structure is provided on the force transmission point, wherein the force transmission structure has a fitting element comprising a fastening element, wherein the fitting element is connected to the shell structure. According to the invention, the fitting element has a contact surface having the shell structure and the contact surface can be clamped with or is clamped with the shell structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mihaly Gonda, Thomas Schnaufer, Juergen Lenz, Andreas Beil
  • Patent number: 9855872
    Abstract: A seat for a motor vehicle includes a seatbelt integrated into a seat back of the seat and a seatbelt mechanism for providing access to the seatbelt. The seat further includes an extended base attached to the seat, a raised and curved section of the extended base for transitioning the seatbelt from a vertical orientation inside the seatback to a horizontal orientation for use, an arcuate slot atop the extended base, the seatbelt being threaded through the arcuate slot, the arcuate slot preventing the seatbelt from becoming tangled and misaligned, a garnish for covering the seatbelt mechanism, a fastener, and a cap for covering the fastener. The fastener fastens the garnish and the cap to the extended base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter A Supernavage, Jesus A Diaz Gonzalez, Jeffrey H Scheurer, II, Tetsuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9827945
    Abstract: In a through anchor, a thinned portion is formed at a metal core lower portion of a metal core. This thereby enables an increase in body size of the through anchor to be prevented or suppressed even when a mold portion is made thick at the portion of the metal core where the thinned portion is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Tomohiro Okuhira, Tomotaka Suzuki, Takahiro Hamada, Tetsushi Urushibata
  • Patent number: 9783155
    Abstract: An occupant protection system includes: arm rests that are disposed on first and second width direction sides of a seat back and are rotatable between a substantially vertical storage position and a substantially horizontal use position; slide members that are slidable along the arm rests and have belt guides; a retractor that takes up webbing of a belt; and an electronic control unit that, (i) in a state before an occupant is seated in a vehicle seat, causes the arm rests to be held in the storage position and causes the slide members to slide in the seat upward direction above the head of the occupant, and that, (ii) when the occupant is seated, causes the arm rests to rotate to the use position, causes the slide members to slide toward base sides of the arm rests, and causes the webbing to be taken up by the retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Kondo, Mitsuyoshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 9725022
    Abstract: A seatbelt web guide assembly adapted to be fixed to a seat back comprises a web guide in the shape of a loop and a pivot adapted to be fixed to a seat back and defining a first pivot axis. A connector is disposed between and connects the web guide to the pivot at a position in which the web guide is spaced from the first pivot axis. The pivot has a first part and a second pivot part. The second pivot part is rotatable with respect to the first part about the pivot axis, and the connector is fixed to the second pivot part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Patent number: 9688241
    Abstract: A pretensioner apparatus of a seat belt may include a movement tube, a piston movably disposed inside the movement tube, a gas generator fluid-connected to the movement tube and generating a gas upon crash of the vehicle so as to inject the gas into the movement tube to move the piston in a predetermined direction, a linkage unit, a worm connected to the piston through the linkage unit, and a worm wheel engaged with the worm, wherein the worm rotates according to movement of the piston via the linkage unit when the piston moves in the predetermined direction by the gas generated by the gas generator, and wherein the worm wheel fixed to a spool rotates together with the worm to rotate the spool and a seat belt webbing connected to the spool is wound around the spool while the worm rotates according to the movement of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sung Hun Chang
  • Patent number: 9649955
    Abstract: Vehicle child safety seat including: a seat main body on which an occupant sits; a seat belt for restraining the occupant to the seat main body, the seat belt including a shoulder harness having a belt shape and facing a shoulder of the occupant; a harness cover formed in an elongated pouch shape and slidably attached to the shoulder harness in a longitudinal direction such that the shoulder harness is passed through paired insertion holes formed on respective end portions of the harness cover in the longitudinal direction; and a shoulder pad formed in an elongated shape, accommodated in the harness cover, placed between the shoulder and the shoulder harness along the longitudinal direction of the shoulder harness, and including paired connection portions provided on respective end portions of the shoulder pad in the longitudinal direction so as to be connected to the shoulder harness slidably in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TAKATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsu Mitsuo, Osamu Nakagawa, Masayuki Sakumoto
  • Patent number: 9610866
    Abstract: A vehicle child safety seat includes: a seat main body on which an occupant sits; a seat belt for restraining the occupant to the seat main body, the seat belt including a shoulder harness having a long belt shape and facing a shoulder of the occupant; a shoulder pad placed between the shoulder of the occupant and the shoulder harness; and a harness cover formed in a pouch shape, having paired insertion holes through which the shoulder harness is passed so that the harness cover is attached to the shoulder harness, accommodating the shoulder pad therein, and having an opening so that the shoulder pad is put in and out via the opening in a state where the harness cover is attached to the shoulder harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsu Mitsuo, Yukihiro Yukita, Osamu Nakagawa, Masayuki Sakumoto
  • Patent number: 9481341
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety belt arrangement for a motor vehicle, comprising a safety belt having a safety belt section and a pelvic belt section (6), which safety belt has a belt diverter (13) on the outer attachment point (A) in the motor vehicle transverse direction (y), above which belt diverter the pelvic belt section (6) is guided to a belt tensioner unit (19) in the region of a rocker panel (7). According to the invention the rocker panel (7) has a retaining profile part (27) which supports a door sill panel (4) delimiting the door entry area, wherein between the retaining profile part (27) and a bottom group (41) of the motor vehicle lying underneath an installation space (33) is formed, in which the belt tensioner unit (19) is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Witali Effenberger
  • Patent number: 9457764
    Abstract: The present invention provides a seatbelt through-anchor and device capable of preventing jamming during an emergency. A through-anchor is rotatably attached to a vehicle interior wall and is folded back after a webbing extracted from a retractor is inserted through the through-anchor. The through-anchor includes: an insertion hole including an approximately linear lower edge on which the webbing slides, and a lateral edge curving from an end part of the lower edge; a lower-side part provided below the lower edge; and a bump part extending from an end of the lower-side part, protruding beyond a surface of the lower-side part in a direction corresponding to a vehicle interior side. The bump part includes peak parts protruding the furthest in the course of separating from the lateral edge, and includes, between each of the peak parts and the lateral edge, a first sliding surface including a curved surface outwardly protruding from the through-anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Shinichi Wakabayashi, Yosuke Kono, Toshihito Natori
  • Patent number: 9452788
    Abstract: Provided is a top part structure of a vehicle body provided with: a roof side rail extending in a front-rear direction on a side part of the vehicle body, the roof side rail being formed by a rail inner, a rail outer joined to a vehicle outer side of the rail inner to form a cross-section, and a rail stiffener sandwiched between the rail inner and the rail outer to partition the closed cross-section; and a pillar extending downward from the roof side rail, the top part structure including: a bulkhead joined, at an intersection portion between the pillar and the roof side rail, to the rail stiffener, fastened by a bolt to the rail inner, and disposed such as to partition the closed cross-section between the rail inner and the rail stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Anegawa, Yukihiko Nagai
  • Patent number: 9428144
    Abstract: A seatbelt assembly includes an adjuster having a guide slidable in a first direction. The assembly also includes a cover defining upper and lower edges and coupled with the guide and first and second extension plates slidably disposed relative to the cover in the first direction so as to be extendable respectively from the upper and lower edges thereof and to be retractable behind the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Bauer, John Andrew Stakoe, Mahesh Bhattacharyya, Paul Tuomisto, Christopher Donald Schop
  • Patent number: 9321428
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided with a safety belt system having compact size and rapid installation, which can be preassembled and installed simultaneously with the framework of the seat-back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LAZZERINI SOCIETA ‘A RESPONSABILITA’ LIMITATA
    Inventor: Innocenzo Salvatore Carbone
  • Patent number: 9308889
    Abstract: The present teachings provide for a seatbelt positioner for a vehicle that includes a pillar and seatbelt. The seatbelt positioner can include a receiver, a router, and a tether. The receiver can be coupled to the pillar. The router can include a guide body and a stowage member. The router can be movable between a stowed position and an extended position. The guide body can be configured to releasably couple the router to a chest restraint of the seatbelt. When the router is in the stowed position the stowage member can couple the guide body to the receiver. The tether can have a first end coupled to the router and a second end coupled to the receiver. When the router is in the extended position the tether biases the router in a direction toward the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Melinda M Denninger, Paul C Tresnak, Rachel Cacossa
  • Patent number: 9308890
    Abstract: A seat belt system for a vehicle that is reversible between a 3-point arrangement and a 4-point arrangement is provided. The seat and seat belt arrangement includes a seat having a centerline, a seat back and a seat base. The seat and seat belt arrangement further includes a pair of shoulder belts, a pair of moveable shoulder belt guides and associated moveable retractors. A pair of lap belts is also provided. A buckle assembly is also provided to which the shoulder belts and lap belts are attached. Lap belt retractors are provided. One of the retractors is selectively movable between a retracted position in which the buckle assembly is to one side of the centerline and non-retracted position in which the buckle assembly is generally on the centerline. In the retracted position the moveable guides are moved away from the centerline while in the non-retracted position the moveable guides are moved toward the centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen William Rouhana
  • Patent number: 9302644
    Abstract: A seat belt system for a vehicle that is reversible between a 3-point arrangement and a 4-point arrangement is provided. The seat and seat belt arrangement includes a seat having a centerline, a seat back and a seat base. The seat and seat belt arrangement further includes a pair of shoulder belts, a pair of moveable shoulder belt guides and associated moveable retractors. A pair of lap belts is also provided. A buckle assembly is also provided to which the shoulder belts and lap belts are attached. Lap belt retractors are provided. One of the retractors is selectively movable between a retracted position in which the buckle assembly is to one side of the centerline and non-retracted position in which the buckle assembly is generally on the centerline. In the retracted position the moveable guides are moved away from the centerline while in the non-retracted position the moveable guides are moved toward the centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen William Rouhana
  • Patent number: 9156216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a segmented optical structure (100), comprising at least the steps consisting in: a) providing a substrate (1) having microwalls (2) on one of the faces (3) of said substrate, which microwalls form, when the substrate (1) is observed along an axis (X) perpendicular to said face, a plurality of concentric recesses (5); b) depositing at least one material (10; 10a; 10b; 10c) in at least one recess (5); c) bringing at least one part of the upper surface (11) of the material (10; 10a; 10b; 10c) deposited in step b) into contact with at least one liquid medium (30) which is capable of dissolving said material (10; 10a; 10b; 10c) and is substantially inert with respect to the microwalls (2) and to the substrate (1); and d) imposing a centrifugal force on the liquid medium (30) deposited in step c) so as to modify the distribution thereof on the upper surface (11) of the material (10; 10a; 10b; 10c) deposited during step b), the amount of liquid medium
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier Dellea, Pascal Fugier
  • Patent number: 9102301
    Abstract: A seatbelt clamping device includes a U shaped housing configured for being mounted to vehicle structure and a shackle that is pivotally attached to the housing. The shackle can pivot between an open position for receiving a loop of seatbelt webbing and a closed position for retaining the seatbelt webbing. The housing includes a locking surface, and the shackle and locking surface define a gap therebetween through which the seatbelt webbing can slide. The shackle includes a shaft and a cam cover rotatable about the shaft. The cam cover includes an increased radius locking portion that can rotate toward the locking surface to clamp the seatbelt webbing in response to a load exerted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Matthias Bäker, Jonathon Boughner, Chris Koprowicz, Paul Heasman
  • Patent number: 9073463
    Abstract: A seat back movement prevention device of a belt-in seat enables a certain prevention of falling down of a seat back at a vehicle collision time of a vehicle mounting a 3-point belt-in seat, the seat back movement prevention device of a belt-in seat is made of one of a belt, a wire, and a chain of which one end side is attached to an upper part of a seat frame disposed in a seat back of a 3-point belt-in seat, and a pretensioner for a seat back being equipped at downward of the seat back, and rewinding one of the belt, the wire, and the chain at an activation time of a pretensioner for a seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: UD TRUCKS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshitsugu Kuriyama