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1.

DEVICE ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 18288299
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-28
First Publication Date 2024-07-04
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Yoshihara, Kazuki

Abstract

A device attachment structure is attached to a vehicle inner side face of a window panel and includes a base member supporting a device, a bracket attached to a roof, and a first cover attached to the base member and the bracket. A fourth engagement portion is restrained by a first engagement portion from moving in a first direction and toward a first side in a third direction, and is allowed to move in a second direction and toward a second side in the third direction. A sixth engagement portion is restrained by a third engagement portion from moving in the first and third directions, and is allowed to move in the second direction. A fifth engagement portion is restrained by a second engagement portion from moving in the first and third directions, and is butted against the second engagement portion in the second direction by an urging member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/02 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof
  • B60R 11/00 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for

2.

CLIP AND CLIP ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 18288277
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-06
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Miura, Souhei

Abstract

The present invention provides a clip including: a first member including a base, a pin portion projecting from the base, and an insertion receiving part that is a recess or a through-hole provided in the base; and a second member including a tube which is inserted into and mounted to a mounting hole formed in a mounting member, internally receives the insertion of the pin portion, and is rotatably mounted to the pin portion, and an inserted portion to be inserted into the insertion receiving part when the pin portion is inserted into the tube, wherein a guide is provided in a peripheral part of the insertion receiving part in the base, the guide contacting the inserted part and guiding the inserted part to the insertion receiving part when the pin portion is inserted into the tube.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 21/07 - Releasable fastening devices with snap action in which the socket has a resilient part
  • B60R 19/24 - Arrangements for mounting bumpers on vehicles

3.

NIFCO

      
Serial Number 98590912
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-06-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles

Goods & Services

Pressure release valves for battery packs; dampers, namely, friction dampers and anti-vibration dampers, namely, gear damper, axis damper, linear damper; hydraulic door closer; vehicle engine parts, namely, crankcase breathers; oil coolers for motors and engines; filters for motors and engines; oil filters; pumps for cooling motors and generators; oil pumps for use in motors and engines; cooling pipes for land vehicles Electronic control systems for vehicle battery packs; electronic control unit for operating a valve actuator or damper drive; electronic control unit for operating process control equipment Metal parts for vehicles, namely, automotive exterior and interior metal decorative and protective trim; plastic parts for vehicles, namely, automotive exterior and interior plastic extruded decorative and protective trim; structural parts for automobiles; fluid couplings being parts of machines; filters for automobile transmission and brake fluids; vehicles parts, namely, piping sets in cooling water routes for engines, battery packs and charging ports

4.

FASTENER, AND ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

      
Application Number JP2023038996
Publication Number 2024/116687
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-10-27
Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakazawa, Satoshi
  • Yagame, Naofumi
  • Sasaki, Yuji

Abstract

This fastener includes a pin, and an attachment member which is attached to a vehicle body and which comprises: a base portion provided with an opening into which the pin is inserted; an insertion portion which projects from a peripheral portion of the opening of the base portion and is inserted into an attachment hole provided in the vehicle body, and which deforms elastically toward a radially outer side of the pin, thereby becoming locked in the attachment hole, as a result of the pin being inserted into the opening; an annular sealing portion which projects outward from a peripheral portion of the insertion portion of the base portion and which seals a gap between the vehicle body and the base portion by coming into contact with the vehicle body in a state in which the insertion portion is locked in the attachment hole; and a projecting portion which projects from the peripheral portion of the insertion portion of the base portion, has a part that overlaps the sealing portion in an insertion direction of the pin, and which comes into contact with the vehicle body in the locked state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 19/03 - Bumpers, i.e. impact receiving or absorbing members for protecting vehicles or fending off blows from other vehicles or objects characterised by material, e.g. composite
  • F16B 19/10 - Hollow rivets; Multi-part rivets fastened by expanding mechanically

5.

OPENING/CLOSING BODY LOCKING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2023039409
Publication Number 2024/111369
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-01
Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Ono Takashi

Abstract

This opening/closing body locking device comprises a coupling member that is for coupling, to one rod, another rod and that, in response to insertion of the one rod, moves downward such that the other rod can be inserted, and in response to pulling-out of the one rod, moves upward such that the other rod can be pulled out. At least one of the two rods is provided with a pressing part that, upon the insertion of the rod, presses the coupling member and moves the coupling member downward.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E05C 9/04 - Arrangement of simultaneously-actuated bolts or other securing devices at well-separated positions on the same wing with two sliding bars moved in opposite directions when fastening or unfastening
  • B60R 7/06 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space mounted on or below dashboards
  • E05B 83/30 - Locks for glove compartments, console boxes, fuel inlet covers or the like for glove compartments
  • E05C 9/10 - Actuating mechanisms for bars
  • E05C 21/00 - Arrangement or combinations of wing fastening, securing, or holding devices, not covered by any single one of main groups

6.

ARTICLE HOLDING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2023033948
Publication Number 2024/106003
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-09-19
Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Chinomi Yuhei

Abstract

Provided is an article holding device capable of stably holding an article. An article holding device (1) for holding an article (3) comprises: a case (5) having an accommodating portion (15) for accommodating the article (3) therein; an arm (7) provided on the case (5) in a displaceable manner; and a biasing member (111) that biases the arm (7). One of the case (5) and the arm (7) is provided with a first guide portion (67), and the other of the case (5) and the arm (7) is provided with a first shaft portion (87). The first shaft portion (87) is supported on the first guide portion (67) so as to be slidable between a first slide position and a second slide position, and so as to be rotatable between a first rotational position and a second rotational position. The biasing member (111) biases the first shaft portion (87) toward the first slide position and toward the first rotational position. The first guide portion (67) is provided with a regulating portion (71).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60N 3/10 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for food or beverages, e.g. refrigerated

7.

CUP HOLDER

      
Application Number 18238727
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-28
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Soma, Toshiaki

Abstract

A cup holder includes a holder main body having a retaining portion, the retaining portion being configured to receive and hold a beverage container on a bottom wall. The retaining portion includes an upper opening for receiving the beverage container, the bottom wall for supporting a bottom of the beverage container, and a side wall formed between the upper opening and the bottom wall, and has a cylindrical shape. An inner diameter at the upper opening is substantially the same as an inner diameter of the bottom wall.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60N 3/10 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for food or beverages, e.g. refrigerated

8.

SHOCK ABSORBING DEVICE AND VEHICLE

      
Application Number 18279115
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-14
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe, Yasuhiro
  • Sakamoto, Shigeki

Abstract

A shock absorbing device according to one embodiment includes an elastic member and an attenuation device. The elastic member is compressed by a force transmitted from the exterior of a vehicle through a front grill which is a vehicle exterior component, and returns the front grill to the vehicle exterior by means of the restoration force against the compression. The attenuation device attenuates the speed of the front grill when the front grill is being returned by the restoration force of the elastic member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 19/24 - Arrangements for mounting bumpers on vehicles
  • F16F 7/12 - Vibration-dampers; Shock-absorbers using plastic deformation of members
  • F16F 15/04 - Suppression of vibrations of non-rotating, e.g. reciprocating, systems; Suppression of vibrations of rotating systems by use of members not moving with the rotating system using elastic means

9.

GROMMET AND GROMMET ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 18378674
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-11
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner
  • Nifco Inc. (Japan)
  • Subaru Corporation (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Shohei
  • Kanou, Satoshi

Abstract

A grommet includes: a pair of clamping bodies that clamp a wire harness; a hinge portion that openably and closably couples the pair of clamping bodies; and an engagement portion that is provided at the pair of clamping bodies and that engages with an attachment hole formed in an attachment panel in a state in which the wire harness and the hinge portion clamped by the pair of clamping bodies are inserted into the attachment hole.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 16/02 - Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for electric

10.

IN-VEHICLE BRACKET

      
Application Number JP2023029161
Publication Number 2024/070269
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-08-09
Publication Date 2024-04-04
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Jiang Wenhe
  • Horikawa Jumpei

Abstract

This in-vehicle bracket for attaching an in-vehicle device to an attachment panel of a vehicle is provided with: a bracket body section; and a seal section that comprises a soft material and is formed integrally with the bracket body section. The bracket body section is provided with: a flange part that is provided with an attachment section configured such that the in-vehicle device is attached thereto; a fastening part that is configured so as to be attached to the attachment panel; and a leg part that extends from the flange part. The seal section is provided with: a water cutoff part that is configured so as to cover the flange part and spread out in the area surrounding the flange part and that is disposed in the area surrounding the flange part so as to cut off water between the flange part and the attachment panel; and a crimp section that includes an attachment hole for attaching the in-vehicle device to the attachment section and that is disposed in the area surrounding the attachment hole so as to cut off water between the flange part and the in-vehicle device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/02 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof

11.

FASTENER, FASTENING STRUCTURE, AND VEHICLE INTERIOR ACCESSORY

      
Application Number JP2023028411
Publication Number 2024/057762
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-08-03
Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Sato Daisuke

Abstract

The objective of the present invention is to prevent a force required to release engagement between a fastener and an object to be fastened by rotating the fastener from becoming too large, even if a force required to withdraw the fastener from the object to be fastened is set to be a large force. In this fastener, the introduction of a body portion into an accepting portion formed in the object to be fastened is permitted by means of elastic deformation of resilient arm portions, which form a portion of the body portion, toward a center of the body portion, and elastic recovery of the resilient arm portions at a completion position of said introduction causes portions of the resilient arm portions to enter engagement holes formed in a side wall of the accepting portion, thereby fastening the fastener to the object to be fastened. The resilient arm portions are formed along a direction encircling a central axis of the body portion, and are each configured by forming an engaging projection portion that engages with the engagement hole between a base portion and a free end of the resilient arm portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 7/08 - Disposition of racks, clips, or the like
  • F16B 19/00 - Bolts without screw-thread; Pins, including deformable elements; Rivets
  • F16B 35/06 - Specially-shaped heads

12.

BRACKET FOR VEHICLE-MOUNTED APPARATUS

      
Application Number JP2023025745
Publication Number 2024/029296
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-07-12
Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Sato Daisuke

Abstract

The present invention simplifies and miniaturizes a bracket for a vehicle-mounted apparatus in an appropriate and reasonable manner. A receiving part 4 of a vehicle-mounted apparatus includes a positioning wall part 8 for the front portion or rear portion of the vehicle-mounted apparatus, and an elastically deformable part 10 in the form of a single piece that extends along the front-rear direction from a base portion 10a positioned facing the positioning wall part 8. The elastically deformable part 10 is provided with an engaging part 9 for an engaged portion 2k formed on a lateral section of the vehicle-mounted apparatus. A movement operation of the vehicle-mounted apparatus directed toward a holding completion position with respect to the receiving part 4 is allowed due to the elastically deformable part 10 deforming when the engaged portion 2k contacts the engaging part 9. The vehicle-mounted apparatus is brought into contact with the positioning wall part 8 at the holding completion position by means of elastic recovery of the elastically deformable part 10, and the vehicle-mounted apparatus is prevented from falling out from the receiving part 4.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/02 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof

13.

VEHICLE-LIGHT MARKING TOOL

      
Application Number 18268663
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-13
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Nifco Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Sato, Takehiro

Abstract

A vehicle-light marking tool includes: an attachment part that is attached to a vehicle-constituting member; a first marking unit provided on a side of the attachment part opposite from an attachment side, the first marking unit containing a reflective material; and a second marking unit provided adjacent to the first marking unit and containing a light-emitting material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60Q 1/26 - Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
  • F21K 2/06 - Non-electric light sources using luminescence; Light sources using electrochemiluminescence using chemiluminescence
  • F21V 7/04 - Optical design
  • F21V 21/04 - Recessed bases
  • B60Q 1/50 - Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic for indicating other intentions or conditions, e.g. request for waiting or overtaking

14.

DAMPER DEVICE

      
Application Number 18265354
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-10
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Uchida, Katsutoshi

Abstract

The present invention addresses the problem of stabilizing the state of assembly of a seal member while allowing movement of a piston member in a direction that reduces one space inside a cylinder member with little resistance. The seal member includes a base portion located towards the one space, which is a first space inside the cylinder member, and an extending portion extending from the base portion toward the other space, which is the second space inside the cylinder member. The piston member is provided with a first holding portion that faces the base portion of the sealing member, a second holding portion that faces an extended edge of the extended portion of the sealing member, and a third holding portion that faces a held part formed on the inside of the extended portion of the seal member. A fluid passage is formed in the second holding portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16F 9/02 - Springs, vibration-dampers, shock-absorbers, or similarly-constructed movement-dampers using a fluid or the equivalent as damping medium using gas only
  • F16J 15/3236 - Sealings between relatively-moving surfaces with elastic sealings, e.g. O-rings with at least one lip having two or more lips with at least one lip for each surface, e.g. U-cup packings
  • F16F 9/36 - Special sealings, including sealings or guides for piston-rods

15.

BUMPER RETAINER AND ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE COMPONENT

      
Application Number JP2023024289
Publication Number 2024/005169
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-29
Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yagame, Naofumi
  • Suehiro, Hitoshi

Abstract

A bumper retainer comprising: a retainer main body made of resin and for attaching a bumper to a vehicle; a sensor attachment part that provided on one side in the thickness direction of the retainer main body, integral with or separate from the retainer main body, and that enables attachment of a sensor; and a connection part that protrudes from the retainer main body in a direction orthogonal to the thickness direction, is positioned on a straight line extending through the sensor attachment part in the thickness direction as viewed from the side opposite the direction of said protruding, is independent from the sensor attachment part, and enables connection to an exterior component.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 19/24 - Arrangements for mounting bumpers on vehicles
  • B60R 19/48 - Bumpers, i.e. impact receiving or absorbing members for protecting vehicles or fending off blows from other vehicles or objects combined with, or convertible into, other devices or objects, e.g. bumpers combined with road brushes, bumpers convertible into beds
  • B60R 19/50 - Bumpers, i.e. impact receiving or absorbing members for protecting vehicles or fending off blows from other vehicles or objects combined with, or convertible into, other devices or objects, e.g. bumpers combined with road brushes, bumpers convertible into beds with lights or registration plates

16.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STAINLESS STEEL SINTERED MESH

      
Application Number 18032294
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-19
First Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hiratsuka, Shuichi
  • Saito, Norio

Abstract

A method for manufacturing a sintered mesh includes a step of preparing a mesh made of austenite stainless steel and including a plurality of wires extending respectively in intersecting directions, and a step of heat treatment for controlling an ambient temperature of the mesh. The step of heat treatment includes a temperature rising process for raising the ambient temperature to a treatment temperature, a holding process for holding the ambient temperature at the treatment temperature, and a temperature lowing process for lowing the ambient temperature. The treatment temperature is more than an austenitic temperature. The temperature lowering step includes an quenching process, where the ambient temperature is lowered under an argon gas ambient at a temperature lowering speed more than 3° C./min.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C21D 1/18 - Hardening; Quenching with or without subsequent tempering
  • C21D 1/773 - Methods of treatment in inert gas, controlled atmosphere, vacuum or pulverulent material under reduced pressure or vacuum
  • C21D 9/52 - Heat treatment, e.g. annealing, hardening, quenching or tempering, adapted for particular articles; Furnaces therefor for strips

17.

PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE

      
Application Number JP2023017630
Publication Number 2023/233954
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-10
Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Hirota Shohei

Abstract

This pressure relief valve comprises: a case part that includes an opening and is fixed to a surface of a housing; a cover part that is supported by the case part so as to be capable of rotating in a rotation direction parallel to the surface of the housing; and a first biasing member that biases the cover part such that the cover part rotates from a closed position to an open position in the rotation direction. The cover part covers the opening of the cover part in the closed position, and opens the opening of the cover part in the open position. The case part includes a stopper that engages with the cover part in the closed position. The pressure relief valve is configured such that the engagement between the stopper and the cover part is released when the internal pressure of the housing exceeds a threshold value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16K 17/04 - Safety valves; Equalising valves closing on insufficient pressure on one side spring-loaded
  • H01M 50/317 - Re-sealable arrangements

18.

VEHICLE SOUND-ABSORBING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2023020137
Publication Number 2023/234311
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-30
Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tsutsumi Naoki
  • Fujita Yoshiteru
  • Miura Sohei

Abstract

This vehicle sound-absorbing device is disposed in a ventilation space between a vehicle exterior and a vehicle interior. The vehicle interior is equipped with a communication opening providing communication between the ventilation space and a vehicle compartment. The vehicle sound-absorbing device is provided with: a shield plate which is connected to the vehicle exterior and the vehicle interior and is thereby configured to divide the ventilation space into a first space in which the communication opening is disposed and a second space other than the first space; and a sound-absorbing structure configured to protrude from a first surface of the shield plate, that is a surface facing the first space, toward the first space.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 13/08 - Insulating elements, e.g. for sound insulation
  • B60H 1/26 - Ventilating openings in vehicle exterior; Ducts for conveying ventilating air
  • B62D 25/02 - Side panels
  • G10K 11/16 - Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
  • G10K 11/172 - Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general using resonance effects

19.

PRESSURE-REGULATING VALVE

      
Application Number JP2023016287
Publication Number 2023/210638
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-04-25
Publication Date 2023-11-02
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirota Shohei
  • Saito Norio

Abstract

Liquids escape through openings in the housings of pressure-regulating valves when the internal pressure of the liquids inside the housings increase. This pressure-regulating valve is equipped with: a cover section which covers an opening and includes a peripheral section for surrounding the opening when seen in a planar view; a sealing section which is positioned between the peripheral section of the cover section and the surface of the housing; an elastic member which produces biasing force in a first direction which biases the cover section toward the housing; and a base section which is secured to the housing and supports the elastic member in a manner such that the elastic member expands and contracts in the first direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16K 24/04 - Devices, e.g. valves, for venting or aerating enclosures for venting only
  • F16K 17/04 - Safety valves; Equalising valves closing on insufficient pressure on one side spring-loaded
  • H01M 50/317 - Re-sealable arrangements

20.

VEHICULAR HOOK DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2023005234
Publication Number 2023/188933
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-02-15
Publication Date 2023-10-05
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Mizuno Kanako

Abstract

This hook device is provided not only with a function of hooking an object to be hooked, but also with a function of pinching an object to be pinched. This vehicular hook device comprises: a movable body which has a first edge of a free end serving as a supporting portion for an object to be hooked, and a second edge of the free end serving as a first pinching portion for an object to be pinched, and which is combined to enable a first movement operation of the free end, for hooking usage, from a reference position with respect to a base body fixed to a vehicle main body, and a second movement operation of the free end, for pinching usage, in the opposite direction to the first movement operation from the reference position; and an urging means configured to accumulate an urging force directed so as to return the movable body toward the reference position, whichever of the first movement operation or the second movement operation is performed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 7/08 - Disposition of racks, clips, or the like
  • A47C 7/62 - Accessories for chairs
  • B60N 3/00 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for
  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space
  • F16B 2/22 - Clips, i.e. with gripping action effected solely by the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening of resilient material, e.g. rubbery material
  • F16B 45/00 - Hooks; Eyes

21.

SUPPORTING APPARATUS FOR IMAGING DEVICE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18021069
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-09
First Publication Date 2023-09-21
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Saito, Takahiro

Abstract

A supporting apparatus for an imaging device, for supporting the imaging device includes a heating device having a heat generating portion, and a supporting portion for supporting the heating device, wherein the heating device is provided on a surface of a heating subject side in the supporting portion, and the surface of the supporting portion includes one or a plurality of non-contact portions which do not contact the heat generating portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03B 17/55 - APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR - Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor with provision for heating or cooling, e.g. in aircraft
  • G03B 17/56 - Accessories

22.

SENSOR BRACKET

      
Application Number 18177231
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-02
First Publication Date 2023-09-07
Owner
  • NIFCO INC. (Japan)
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mori, Daisuke
  • Nakayama, Shingo

Abstract

A sensor bracket (1) for mounting a sensor (2) to a vehicle body, comprising: a base wall (10) opposing a back surface of the sensor; a pair of first positioning portions (25) projecting from the base wall and abutting a side edge of the sensor from a first direction extending along the base wall; a pair of first pressing portions (26) projecting from the base wall and pressing the sensor against the first positioning portion in the first direction; and a first engaging portion (27) projecting from the base wall and engaging the sensor against a movement thereof away from the base wall, the first engaging portion being positioned between the first positioning portions and the first pressing portions along the first direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/02 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group
  • G01S 13/931 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles

23.

IMAGING DEVICE FOR MOUNTING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18016967
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-30
First Publication Date 2023-09-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mori, Daisuke
  • Saito, Takahiro

Abstract

An imaging device for a mounting device includes a bracket supporting a camera unit having a light receiving unit, and configured to be mounted on an attachment subject, and a hood having a surface expanding in a direction away from the light receiving unit in front of the light receiving unit, and mounted on the bracket so that the surface faces the attachment subject, wherein the hood can be removed from the bracket along the attachment subject while the camera unit is being supported by the bracket.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03B 11/04 - Hoods or caps for eliminating unwanted light from lenses, viewfinders, or focusing aids
  • G03B 17/56 - Accessories

24.

HEATING DEVICE FOR IMAGING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18016994
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-30
First Publication Date 2023-09-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mori, Daisuke
  • Saito, Takahiro
  • Ochiai, Hiroshi

Abstract

A heating device for an imaging device is configured to heat a part of an attachment subject of the imaging device, and includes an opening portion located ahead of a light receiving portion that a camera unit has and opened along a direction away from the light receiving portion, and a heating section located on a side opposite to the attachment subject relative to the opening portion and having a sheet form. The heating section, in a view opposite to the opening portion relative to the attachment subject, at least overlaps a part of the opening portion, and in a portion of the opening portion where the heating section overlaps, in a width direction where the opening portion opens, a width of the heating section is greater than a width of the opening portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 3/84 - Heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas, e.g. for demisting or de-icing windows, mirrors or vehicle windshields
  • B60S 1/02 - Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices
  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • H04N 23/00 - Cameras or camera modules comprising electronic image sensors; Control thereof

25.

HEAT EXCHANGER

      
Application Number JP2022047681
Publication Number 2023/145348
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-23
Publication Date 2023-08-03
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Okabayashi Shunsuke

Abstract

This heat exchanger comprises: a base part that includes a first base flow path and a second base flow path through which a medium flows in a first direction; and a plurality of first heat exchange bodies that are connected to the base part, positioned between two target members, and aligned along the first direction, said plurality of first heat exchange bodies including a first flow path through which the medium is circulated in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The first heat exchange body includes: a front part and a back part that are constituted by folding back a first film; a first outer edge joining part that joins inner surfaces of the first film together along the outer edge of the front part and the back part; and a first dividing/joining part that joins inner surfaces of the first film together such that the first flow path is divided into a first forward flow path which is connected to the first base flow path and a first circulation flow path which is connected to the second base flow path. The base part includes the first film.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/6568 - Liquids characterised by flow circuits, e.g. loops, located externally to the cells or cell casings
  • F25D 1/02 - Devices using naturally-cold air or water using naturally-cold water, e.g. household-tap water
  • H01M 10/613 - Cooling or keeping cold
  • H01M 10/617 - Types of temperature control for achieving uniformity or desired distribution of temperature
  • H01M 10/625 - Vehicles
  • H01M 10/647 - Prismatic or flat cells, e.g. pouch cells
  • H01M 10/6557 - Solid parts with flow channel passages or pipes for heat exchange arranged between the cells
  • H05K 7/20 - Modifications to facilitate cooling, ventilating, or heating

26.

BALL JOINT

      
Application Number 17928873
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-11
First Publication Date 2023-07-27
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Hirano, Yoichi

Abstract

(Task) To provide a ball joint which is easily mounted to the panel with the ball stud mounted therein. (Task) To provide a ball joint which is easily mounted to the panel with the ball stud mounted therein. (Solution) A ball joint includes a ball stud 8 and a socket 10, the socket including: a base portion 12 that is annular about an axis extending in an insertion direction; multiple first protruding parts 13 that each protrude from the base portion in the insertion direction and are joined to each other; and second protruding parts 14, 34 that protrude from the base portion in the insertion direction in positions between the first protruding parts, wherein the second protruding parts rotatably hold the ball in cooperation with tips of the first protruding parts, the first protruding parts are each provided with an extension part 18 that extends out sideways with respect to a protruding direction, an outer surface of the extension part is provided with an engagement part 15 that engages with an edge part of the opening, the first protruding parts and the second protruding parts are each capable of deforming to bend in a radial direction with respect to the axis, and tips of the second protruding parts are positioned more in the insertion direction than edge parts of the extension part on a side of the insertion direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16C 11/06 - Ball-joints; Other joints having more than one degree of angular freedom, i.e. universal joints

27.

RADIO WAVE ABSORBER FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2022044615
Publication Number 2023/127404
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-02
Publication Date 2023-07-06
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Muranaka Makoto
  • Fujiu Tatsuro

Abstract

Provided is a radio wave absorber for a high-frequency communication device with which it is possible to improve productivity, reduce cost, and further achieve weight reduction. For example, a radio wave absorber (10) comprises: a side portion (40) that is disposed around a semiconductor element (110) fixed to a base portion (20) provided in a high-frequency communication device (100); and a top portion (50) that closes an open face surrounded by the side portion (40). A plurality of projections (60) are provided on the inner surface of the top portion (50). The projections (60) protrude toward the semiconductor element (110) positioned inside the radio wave absorber (10), are spaced apart from the semiconductor element (110), and are periodically disposed. The projections (60) are formed so as to taper toward the semiconductor element (110), and are integrally molded with synthetic resin.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 9/00 - Screening of apparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields
  • H01Q 17/00 - Devices for absorbing waves radiated from an antenna; Combinations of such devices with active antenna elements or systems

28.

VERSATILE SUPPORT DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2022045098
Publication Number 2023/120192
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-07
Publication Date 2023-06-29
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Yamashita Takahiro

Abstract

The present invention further improves the convenience of a support device in a rational manner. This support device causes a movable body that forms part of a design surface of a subject of attachment, to be provided at a reference position movably to an advanced position where the subject of attachment is caused to form a protruding portion and a retracted position where the subject of attachment is caused to form a recessed portion. The support device comprises a case body that movably supports the movable body, a biasing body that biases the movable body, and a control mechanism for the movable body. The control mechanism controls the movable body with a cycle including: temporary holding of the movable body at the reference position; first pushing of the movable body at the reference position into the retracted position against the bias; movement of the movable body after being subjected to the first pushing to the advanced position due to the bias; second pushing of the movable body at the advanced position against the bias; and movement of the movable body after being subjected to the second pushing to the reference position due to the bias.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16M 13/02 - Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle
  • B60R 5/04 - Compartments within vehicle body primarily intended or sufficiently spacious for trunks, suit-cases, or the like arranged at rear of vehicle
  • B60R 7/08 - Disposition of racks, clips, or the like
  • F16B 19/00 - Bolts without screw-thread; Pins, including deformable elements; Rivets
  • F16B 21/04 - Releasable fastening devices locking by rotation with bayonet catch

29.

Attachment device

      
Application Number 17988253
Grant Number 11970119
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-16
First Publication Date 2023-06-08
Grant Date 2024-04-30
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Yamada, Tatsumi

Abstract

An attachment device for attaching an electronic device to a vehicle structure includes a base attached to the vehicle structure for supporting the electronic device, and a cover attached to the base by a first engagement portion and a second engagement portion. The first engagement portion includes an engagement concave formed in one of the base and the cover, and an engagement piece formed in the other of the base and the cover and inserting into the engagement concave. The engagement concave includes a first wall and a second wall facing each other in a first direction and opening toward a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The engagement piece includes a first portion abutting against one of the first wall and the second wall, and a second portion extending from the first portion and abutting against the other of the first wall and the second wall.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • B60R 11/00 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for

30.

COVER MATERIAL FASTENING CLIP

      
Application Number JP2022039582
Publication Number 2023/095509
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-24
Publication Date 2023-06-01
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Chinomi, Yuhei

Abstract

This cover material fastening clip includes: a plate-like base which is embedded in a foam and held by the foam; a pair of extensions spaced apart in the lateral direction of the base and extending in the thickness direction of the base; a fastening part provided at the tip of each of the pair of extensions to fasten a to-be-fastened part provided to a cover material for covering the foam; and a support part that extends from the extensions outward in the lateral direction of the base and contacts the base to support the extensions when the extensions bend outward in the lateral direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47C 31/02 - Upholstery attaching means
  • B68G 7/052 - Covering or enveloping cores of pads with webs secured to the core, e.g. by stitching
  • F16B 2/22 - Clips, i.e. with gripping action effected solely by the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening of resilient material, e.g. rubbery material

31.

INTERIOR COMPONENT FOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number JP2022040075
Publication Number 2023/085105
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-27
Publication Date 2023-05-19
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hatakeyama Sho
  • Kamei Masatoshi
  • Ueno Taeko

Abstract

An interior component provided in passenger compartment comprises: a resin panel for defining a first space where a person boards and a second space; a vertical wall part including a first vertical wall that is erected outward from the resin panel and forms cells in the second space, and a plurality of second vertical walls that are erected outward from the resin panel and positioned in the cells; and a porous member that is provided at an end section of the vertical wall part and that covers the cells. The plurality of second vertical walls are independent of each other and independent of the first vertical wall.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 13/08 - Insulating elements, e.g. for sound insulation
  • B60J 5/00 - Doors
  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space

32.

FASTENER

      
Application Number JP2022040358
Publication Number 2023/085122
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-28
Publication Date 2023-05-19
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yaguchi Akihiro
  • Sato Takehiro

Abstract

The present invention makes a fastener have a structure capable of effectively reducing the load on the fastener when the fastener is pulled out from a through hole. A fitting part includes elastic pieces that are located on a side of a base part, that allow insertion of the fitting part into a through hole due to elastic deformation of the elastic pieces in a direction toward the base part, that are structured so as to be engaged in the through hole at the destination of the insertion due to elastic recovery of the elastic pieces at the end position of the insertion, and that are structured so as to cause elastic deformation in the direction toward the base part when a force in the direction in which the fitting part is pulled out from the through hole is applied. The base part is provided with abutment parts that abut against the elastic pieces when a force in the pulling-out direction is applied. When the force in the pulling-out direction becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined magnitude, the elastic pieces are bent in the direction to come close to the central axis of the fitting part, the central axis being located further inward than the abutment parts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 19/00 - Bolts without screw-thread; Pins, including deformable elements; Rivets

33.

DRINKING CONTAINER HOLDING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2022037863
Publication Number 2023/074349
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-11
Publication Date 2023-05-04
Owner
  • NIFCO INC. (Japan)
  • KYOTECH CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ogawa Takaya
  • Saotome Masataka
  • Toda Masao
  • Miyamoto Kazuhiko

Abstract

Provided is a drinking container holding device that is configured to heat the drinking container. The drinking container holding device comprises: a plastic holder configured to hold a drinking container on the inner side of the holder; a sheet-like heat transfer element located on the outer side of the holder and having a higher thermal conductivity than the holder; a sheet heating element located on the outer side of the heat transfer element and smaller than the heat transfer element; and an insulating element covering the sheet heating element on the outer side of the sheet heating element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60N 3/10 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for food or beverages, e.g. refrigerated

34.

SKIN LOCKING CLIP

      
Application Number 17909205
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-04
First Publication Date 2023-03-23
Owner
  • NIFCO INC. (Japan)
  • TS TECH CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Chinomi, Yuhei
  • Aoki, Kazuya
  • Kikuchi, Kenta
  • Okuma, Kei

Abstract

A skin locking clip that is firmly supported by a pad is provided. The skin locking clip (10) is disposed in a groove (8) of a pad (5) of a vehicle seat or the like, and fixes a locked portion (6c) attached to a skin material. The skin locking clip (10) includes a base plate (11), a locking piece (12) erected on the base plate (11) to lock the locked portion (6c), and an overhanging piece (13) erected on the base plate. Since the overhanging piece (13) is supported by the pad (5), the skin locking clip (10) is firmly supported by the pad (5).

IPC Classes  ?

35.

INSERT-MOLDED FILTER AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR INSERT-MOLDED FILTER

      
Application Number 17801333
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-10
First Publication Date 2023-03-16
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Saito, Norio

Abstract

This insert-molded filter is obtained by insert-molding a cylindrically-shaped mesh into a resin body. This insert-molded filter is provided with: a body which is equipped with a first annular part, a second annular part, and multiple columnar parts connected to the first and second annular parts, and which has multiple openings formed so as to be separated by the multiple columnar parts between the first and second annular parts; and a mesh which is integrally molded with the body so as to cover the multiple openings separated by the multiple columnar parts. The body is provided with a resin introduction part that is disposed outside of the mesh in the radial direction of the first annular part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 45/14 - Injection moulding, i.e. forcing the required volume of moulding material through a nozzle into a closed mould; Apparatus therefor incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. injection moulding around inserts or for coating articles
  • B29C 45/26 - Moulds
  • B01D 29/11 - Filters with filtering elements stationary during filtration, e.g. pressure or suction filters, not covered by groups ;   Filtering elements therefor with bag, cage, hose, tube, sleeve or like filtering elements
  • B01D 29/13 - Supported filter elements

36.

MESH FOR INSERT MOLDING

      
Application Number 17799742
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-10
First Publication Date 2023-03-09
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Saito, Norio

Abstract

A mesh for insert molding is formed from a single mesh sheet. The mesh for insert molding includes a side wall part that has a band shape extending along the longitudinal direction and includes two joining margins at the longitudinal end parts thereof, a bottom part positioned in the width direction of the side wall part, and a connecting part for connecting the bottom part to the side wall part. The mesh for insert molding is configured so as to be arranged in a die in a state of being molded into a cylindrical shape.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 45/14 - Injection moulding, i.e. forcing the required volume of moulding material through a nozzle into a closed mould; Apparatus therefor incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. injection moulding around inserts or for coating articles
  • B01D 39/12 - Filter screens essentially made of metal of expanded metal

37.

BUMPER OPENING COVER

      
Application Number JP2022028493
Publication Number 2023/021932
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-22
Publication Date 2023-02-23
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Hwang Jemin

Abstract

Provided is a bumper opening cover that can be easily and properly removed from a bumper. In the present invention, a cover 1 closes an opening Ba formed in a bumper B of a vehicle. The cover comprises a first protrusion 3 that is provided to one side 2a of a cover body 2 and guided into the opening Ba, and a second protrusion 4 that is provided to another side 2b opposing the one side 2a of the cover body 2 and guided into the opening Ba, the first protrusion 3 being provided with an easily deformable portion 7 configured so as to elastically deform easily, and a support portion 6 for the easily deformable portion 7. Due to the easily deformable portion 7 elastically deforming toward the other side 2b as the easily deformable portion 7 is brought into contact with a hole edge Baa of the opening Ba, the second protrusion 4 is caused to firmly adhere to the hole edge Baa of the opening Ba, and the cover body 2 is caused to firmly adhere to the bumper B.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 13/04 - Ornamental or guard strips; Ornamental inscriptive devices
  • F16B 21/08 - Releasable fastening devices with snap action in which the stud, pin, or spigot has a resilient part
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips

38.

LID DEVICE AND CENTER CONSOLE BOX

      
Application Number 17783471
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-02
First Publication Date 2023-01-19
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Izume, Tomoharu
  • Doi, Atsushi

Abstract

The lid device includes a latch body for a latch receiver provided in an opening forming body, an urging device that urges the latch body to always be in a position of being engaged with the latch receiver, and a switching member that is movably provided on a lid lower and that disengages the latch body and the latch receiver in a forward portion. A lid upper is combined with the lid lower so as to be able to slidably move in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the rotation center axis of the lid cover. Also provided is a linking member that links the lid upper and the lid lower so that the switching member is moved to the forward position when the lid upper is movably operated toward the rotation center axis of the lid lower.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space
  • E05C 19/02 - Automatic catches, i.e. released by pull or pressure on the wing

39.

LED lighting device

      
Application Number 17782844
Grant Number 11913615
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-08
First Publication Date 2023-01-05
Grant Date 2024-02-27
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Umeda, Kenji

Abstract

An LED lighting device includes a transparent cover member arranged at an exterior member or an interior member and covering an LED element and a light emitting surface of the LED element mounted on a substrate, and a light transmission member receiving emission light from the light emitting surface of the LED element at a light inlet end and operating as a light transmission path. The light transmission member is integrated with the LED element mounted on the substrate together with the cover member using a transparent resin by insertion molding.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 41/141 - Light emitting diodes [LED]
  • F21S 41/20 - Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps characterised by refractors, transparent cover plates, light guides or filters
  • F21S 43/19 - Attachment of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21S 43/247 - Light guides with a single light source being coupled into the light guide
  • F21S 43/27 - Attachment thereof
  • F21W 102/00 - Exterior vehicle lighting devices for illuminating purposes

40.

CLIP AND CLIP MOUNTING STRUCTURE

      
Application Number JP2022022840
Publication Number 2022/270292
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-06
Publication Date 2022-12-29
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Miura, Souhei

Abstract

The present invention provides a clip comprising: a first member including a base, a pin portion projecting from the base, and an insertion receiving part that is a recess or a through-hole provided in the base; and a second member including a tube which is inserted into and mounted to a mounting hole formed in a mounting member, internally receives the insertion of the pin portion, and is rotatably mounted to the pin portion, and an inserted part to be inserted into the insertion receiving part when the pin portion is inserted into the tube, wherein a guide is provided in a peripheral part of the insertion receiving part in the base, the guide contacting the inserted part and guiding the inserted part to the insertion receiving part when the pin portion is inserted into the tube.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 19/24 - Arrangements for mounting bumpers on vehicles
  • F16B 19/10 - Hollow rivets; Multi-part rivets fastened by expanding mechanically

41.

Cup holder

      
Application Number 17765627
Grant Number 11642997
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-19
First Publication Date 2022-12-22
Grant Date 2023-05-09
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Kondo, Koji

Abstract

A cup holder that can prevent malfunction and generation of abnormal noise due to adhesion of liquid or other foreign matter is provided. The cup holder (1) includes a holder main body (2) for accommodating a container therein, and arms (3) each including an upper arm piece (10), a lower arm piece (11), and a hinge joint (12) connecting a lower end of the upper arm piece (10) to an upper end of the lower arm piece (11). The arm is an integrally molded product made of a resin material, and the hinge joint (12) is a thin-walled hinge formed by a thin-walled portion thereof.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47K 1/08 - Accessories for toilet tables, e.g. glass plates, supports therefor
  • B60N 3/10 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for food or beverages, e.g. refrigerated

42.

DEVICE ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

      
Application Number JP2022019279
Publication Number 2022/255019
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-28
Publication Date 2022-12-08
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Yoshihara Kazuki

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a device attachment structure that can be easily attached to a base member and a roof. [Solution] A device attachment structure 1 has a base member 10 that is attached to the vehicle-interior-side surface of a window panel 2 and that supports a device 7, a bracket 11 attached to a roof 3, and a first cover 12 attached to the base member and the bracket. A fourth engagement part 42 is restrained by a first engagement part 41 from moving toward a first side in a first direction and a third direction, and is restrained from moving toward a second side in a second direction and the third direction. A sixth engagement part 46 is restrained by a third engagement part 43 from moving in the first direction and the third direction, and is allowed to move in the second direction. A fifth engagement part is restrained by a second engagement part 42 from moving in the first direction and the third direction, and is caused by an urging member 55 to abut against the second engagement part in the second direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/02 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof

43.

STORAGE DEVICE AND COVER MEMBER FOR THE STORAGE DEVICE

      
Application Number 17762170
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-12
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Taniguchi, Katsuhiko
  • Doi, Atsushi

Abstract

Provided are a storage device and a cover member for the storage device with which a gap that exposes an internal structure can be shielded without degrading design. In the cover body for the storage device, a gap is formed between an end section of a shutter and upper left and right surface decoration sections, the end section of the shutter on the gap side is formed by a shielding member, and the shielding member extends toward between the upper left or right surface decoration section and a frame-side rail and reaches a lower side of each of the upper left and right surface decoration sections.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space
  • B60N 3/10 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for food or beverages, e.g. refrigerated

44.

FUSE PULLER

      
Application Number JP2022018711
Publication Number 2022/239629
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-25
Publication Date 2022-11-17
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Naoi Hajime

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a fuse puller having good assemblability. [Solution] Provided is a fuse puller 1 comprising a base part 2 extending rightward and leftward, a first arm part 3 extending forward and rightward from the left end of the base part 2, and a second arm part 4 extending forward and leftward from the right end of the base part 1. The first arm part 3 has a first base end section 5, a first intermediate section 6 having a smaller width in the vertical direction than the first base end section 5 and having an upper edge disposed to be displaced downward with respect to the upper edge of the first base end section 5, and a first leading end section 7 having a larger width in the vertical direction than the first intermediate section 6. The second arm part 4 has a second base end section 8, a second intermediate section 9 having a smaller width in the vertical direction than the second base end section 8 and having a lower edge disposed to be displaced upward with respect to the lower edge of the second base end section 8, and a second leading end section 10 having a larger width in the vertical direction than the second intermediate section 9. The first intermediate section 6 and the second intermediate section 9 cross each other when viewed from above.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01H 85/02 - Protective devices in which the current flows through a part of fusible material and this current is interrupted by displacement of the fusible material when this current becomes excessive - Details

45.

Cord lock

      
Application Number 17640126
Grant Number 11725712
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-28
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Grant Date 2023-08-15
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Piao, Xianyong

Abstract

A cord lock includes a cord lock main body as a case which houses the same. The cord lock main body is made such that locking on the cord is released by a pulling operation to reduce an insertion amount of a portion of a male member into an insertion passage. The case forms a cylindrical shape with openings on both ends through which the cord can pass and combines with the cord lock main body side in a manner allowing the case to be reciprocally moved along the cylinder axis direction. When the case is moved forward, the pulling action is made with a first engage-abutting portion of the case engaging an engage-abutted portion. When the case is moved backward, the pulling operation is made with a second engagement portion of the case engaging the engagement portion of the case engage-abutted portion of the male member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16G 11/10 - Quick-acting fastenings; Clamps holding in one direction only
  • A43C 7/08 - Clamps drawn tight by laces

46.

SHOCK ABSORBING DEVICE AND VEHICLE

      
Application Number JP2022011670
Publication Number 2022/219996
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-15
Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe Yasuhiro
  • Sakamoto Shigeki

Abstract

A shock absorbing device 10 according to one embodiment comprises an elastic member 20 and a damping device 30. The elastic member 20 is compressed by force transmitted from the exterior of a vehicle through a front grill 2 which is a vehicle exterior component, and returns the front grill 2 to the vehicle exterior by means of the restoring force during the compression. The damping device 30 attenuates the speed of the front grill 2 when the front grill 2 is being returned by the restoring force of the elastic member 20.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 19/24 - Arrangements for mounting bumpers on vehicles
  • B62D 21/15 - Understructures, i.e. chassis frame on which a vehicle body may be mounted having impact absorbing means, e.g. a frame designed to permanently or temporarily change shape or dimension upon impact with another body
  • F16F 7/00 - Vibration-dampers; Shock-absorbers
  • F16F 9/00 - Springs, vibration-dampers, shock-absorbers, or similarly-constructed movement-dampers using a fluid or the equivalent as damping medium
  • F16F 9/02 - Springs, vibration-dampers, shock-absorbers, or similarly-constructed movement-dampers using a fluid or the equivalent as damping medium using gas only
  • B62D 25/08 - Front or rear portions
  • F16F 15/06 - Suppression of vibrations of non-rotating, e.g. reciprocating, systems; Suppression of vibrations of rotating systems by use of members not moving with the rotating system using elastic means with metal springs

47.

Clip and clip attaching structure

      
Application Number 17640071
Grant Number 11933337
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-04
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Grant Date 2024-03-19
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Sawano, Kota

Abstract

A clip includes a male member having a head part and a rod-shaped pin part; and a female member having a cylindrical part into which the pin part is inserted, a first engaging hook on the cylindrical part engaging the pin part at a first inserting position of the pin part and a second inserting position on a back side in an inserting direction, and a second engaging hook engaging an edge of the attaching hole when the cylindrical part is inserted into the attaching hole. The pin part includes a tolerance part allowing elastic deformation of the second engaging hook when the pin part is in the first inserting position, and a stopping part positioned on the head part side supporting the second engaging hook from inside the cylindrical part and stopping elastic deformation of the second engaging hook when the pin part is in the second inserting position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 19/10 - Hollow rivets; Multi-part rivets fastened by expanding mechanically

48.

DAMPER DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2022005329
Publication Number 2022/181353
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-10
Publication Date 2022-09-01
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Uchida Katsutoshi

Abstract

The present invention addresses the problem of stabilizing the state of assembly of a sealing member while allowing movement of a piston in a direction that reduces one space inside the cylinder with little resistance. The sealing member 3 comprises a base part 3a located towards the one space 5, which is a first space inside the cylinder 2, and an extended portion 3b extending from the base part 3a toward the other space 6, which is the second space inside the cylinder 2. The piston 1 is provided with a first holding part 1a that faces the base part 3a of the sealing member 3, a second holding part 1b that faces the extended edge 3i of the extended portion 3b of the sealing member 3, and a third holding part 1c that faces a held part 3k formed on the inside of the extended portion 3b of the sealing member 3. A fluid passage 1g is formed in the second holding part 1b.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16F 9/02 - Springs, vibration-dampers, shock-absorbers, or similarly-constructed movement-dampers using a fluid or the equivalent as damping medium using gas only
  • F16F 9/32 - Springs, vibration-dampers, shock-absorbers, or similarly-constructed movement-dampers using a fluid or the equivalent as damping medium - Details
  • F16F 9/34 - Special valve constructions; Shape or construction of throttling passages
  • F16J 15/3204 - Sealings between relatively-moving surfaces with elastic sealings, e.g. O-rings with at least one lip
  • F16J 15/3236 - Sealings between relatively-moving surfaces with elastic sealings, e.g. O-rings with at least one lip having two or more lips with at least one lip for each surface, e.g. U-cup packings

49.

Vehicle interior member and vehicle interior member manufacturing method

      
Application Number 17618639
Grant Number 11981269
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-16
First Publication Date 2022-08-18
Grant Date 2024-05-14
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Umeda, Kenji

Abstract

Provided is a vehicle interior member that can suppress the reflection of light to the outside, and that can reduce glare from whatever angle a passenger views the interior member. A cross-section of a groove 6 formed in a vehicle interior member 4 is substantially V-shaped, and is constituted by two flat surfaces, a first reflection surface 7 and a second reflection surface 8. The groove 6 has a groove angle θ of 32 degrees, and the reflectance at a light receiving surface 5 is no more than 2.0%.

IPC Classes  ?

50.

DAMPER DEVICE

      
Application Number 17665934
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-07
First Publication Date 2022-08-18
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Seto, Yasuhiko

Abstract

A damper device for providing a braking force includes a cylinder member having an inner wall, and a piston member slidably disposed in the cylinder member, the braking force being generated by movement or relative movement of the piston member. The piston member includes a seal member having an attachment base, and a lip portion extending from the attachment base and contacting the inner wall of the cylinder member, and a bending regulation portion assembled with the seal member for regulating an outer surface of the attachment base of the seal member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16F 9/32 - Springs, vibration-dampers, shock-absorbers, or similarly-constructed movement-dampers using a fluid or the equivalent as damping medium - Details

51.

BUMPER ATTACHMENT RETAINER

      
Application Number 17614575
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-05-07
First Publication Date 2022-07-21
Owner Nifco Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Sawano, Kota

Abstract

A bumper attachment retainer including: a support portion configured to support, from a back face of a bumper, an upper face section of the bumper at which an upper face of the bumper is formed; a first upper restricting portion configured to make contact with the upper face section of the bumper, which is disposed at a reference position with the upper face section supported by the support portion, to restrict a position of the bumper in an attachment direction, and to release positional restriction of the bumper in a case in which a motive force in the attachment direction acting on the bumper disposed at the reference position is a predetermined force or greater; and a second upper restricting portion configured to make contact with the upper face section of the bumper disposed at the reference position and to restrict a position of the bumper in a detachment direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 19/24 - Arrangements for mounting bumpers on vehicles

52.

Bumper attachment device

      
Application Number 17617425
Grant Number 12017595
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-23
First Publication Date 2022-07-14
Grant Date 2024-06-25
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Masuda, Naoyuki

Abstract

A bumper attachment device for attaching a bumper face to a vehicle body includes a main portion, a vehicle body connection portion provided at the main portion and adapted to be connected to the vehicle body, and an elastic claw provided at the main portion and adapted to engage an engaging hole formed at the bumper face. The elastic claw extends from the main portion, and includes a beam having elasticity and a claw portion projecting from a tip portion of the beam to a side portion. The claw portion includes a check surface engaging a hole wall of the engagement hole, and the check surface has a dent and projection shape.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 19/24 - Arrangements for mounting bumpers on vehicles
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips

53.

PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE FOR BATTERY PACK

      
Application Number 17611796
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-05-22
First Publication Date 2022-07-14
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Okabayashi, Shunsuke

Abstract

A pressure relief valve for a battery pack is attached to a port formed in a pack case of a battery pack. The pressure relief valve has a casing including a discharge hole and a valve mechanism configured to open and close the discharge hole. The discharge hole is connected to the port when the pressure relief valve is attached to the port. The pressure relief valve includes a cover attached to the casing. A passage is formed between the cover and the casing to release gas that is discharged from the discharge hole. The valve mechanism includes a valve member configured to close the discharge hole and a biasing portion that biases the valve member to a closed position where the valve member closes the discharge hole.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/325 - Re-sealable arrangements comprising deformable valve members, e.g. elastic or flexible valve members
  • H01M 50/204 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells

54.

FIXTURE

      
Application Number JP2021044369
Publication Number 2022/138059
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-02
Publication Date 2022-06-30
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Sato Daisuke

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a fixture that allows a radiowave absorbing member to be attached to a bracket easily. [Solution] A fixture for fixing a radar apparatus to an object on a vehicle, the radar apparatus detecting a situation around the vehicle using electromagnetic waves. The fixture comprises a bracket and a radiowave absorbing member. The bracket includes a body portion for holding the radar apparatus, and a flange portion having a fixing surface for facing the object. The radiowave absorbing member is attached to the body portion of the bracket.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 1/42 - Housings not intimately mechanically associated with radiating elements, e.g. radome
  • G01S 7/03 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group - Details of HF subsystems specially adapted therefor, e.g. common to transmitter and receiver
  • G01S 13/931 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles

55.

VEHICLE-LIGHT MARKING TOOL

      
Application Number JP2021045887
Publication Number 2022/138296
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-13
Publication Date 2022-06-30
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Sato, Takehiro

Abstract

This vehicle-light marking tool comprises: an attachment part that is attached to a vehicle-constituting member; a first marking unit provided on the side of the attachment part opposite from the attachment side, the first marking unit containing a reflective material; and a second marking unit provided adjacent to the first marking unit and containing a light-emitting material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60Q 1/50 - Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic for indicating other intentions or conditions, e.g. request for waiting or overtaking
  • F21V 7/00 - Reflectors for light sources
  • F21V 7/24 - Reflectors for light sources characterised by materials, surface treatments or coatings, e.g. dichroic reflectors characterised by the material
  • F21V 7/30 - Reflectors for light sources characterised by materials, surface treatments or coatings, e.g. dichroic reflectors characterised by coatings the coatings comprising photoluminescent substances
  • F21S 43/30 - Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by reflectors
  • F21S 43/33 - Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by reflectors characterised by their material, surface treatment or coatings
  • F21S 43/37 - Attachment thereof
  • F21W 107/13 - Use or application of lighting devices on or in particular types of vehicles for land vehicles for cycles
  • F21W 107/17 - Use or application of lighting devices on or in particular types of vehicles for land vehicles for cycles for motorcycles

56.

WINDSCREEN DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number JP2021042213
Publication Number 2022/118655
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-17
Publication Date 2022-06-09
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Naoi Hajime

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a windscreen device for a vehicle which is capable of reliably holding a windscreen at a predetermined position and facilitating a position changing operation. [Solution] A windscreen device 1 for a vehicle comprises: a rail 5 provided to a vehicle body; a slider 6 including a slider portion 23 supported by a rail so as to be able to perform sliding movement and a pivoting portion 24 provided to the slider portion so as to be pivotable with respect to the rail; a windscreen 7 coupled to the pivoting portion; and an engagement mechanism having a plurality of first engagement portions 18 provided to the rail and a second engagement portion 25 which is provided to the slider and which regulates the sliding movement of the slider with respect to the rail by being engaged selectively with at least one of the first engagement portions. The pivoting portion is enabled to pivot between an engagement position in which the second engagement portion is engaged with the first engagement portion and a release position in which the second engagement portion is released from the first engagement portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 5/10 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of bayonet connections
  • B62J 11/00 - Supporting arrangements specially adapted for fastening specific devices to cycles, e.g. supports for attaching maps
  • B62J 17/04 - Windscreens

57.

NIFCO KTW

      
Serial Number 97435915
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-05-31
Registration Date 2024-02-06
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
NICE Classes  ? 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles

Goods & Services

Plastic parts for vehicles, namely, automotive exterior and interior plastic extruded decorative and protective trim; Structural parts for automobiles

58.

Outer layer engagement clip

      
Application Number 17437629
Grant Number 11759025
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-19
First Publication Date 2022-05-19
Grant Date 2023-09-19
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Chinomi, Yuhei

Abstract

In a clip for engagement of an outer layer, the outer layer covering a foam member in a state held by the foam member being caught to a foam member side by engagement of an engaged portion provided at a rear side of the outer layer, the clip includes a base configured to be held by the foam member, a pair of projection walls erected on the base and facing each other, engagement portions extending from the projection walls in a width direction of the projection walls, and arranged to be swingable substantially parallel to the base or horizontally, wherein the engaged portion is configured to be sandwiched between the engagement portions to elastically engage. Accordingly, since the engagement portion bends horizontally relative the base, the overall height can be made low.

IPC Classes  ?

59.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STAINLESS STEEL SINTERED MESH

      
Application Number JP2021038583
Publication Number 2022/102356
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-19
Publication Date 2022-05-19
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hiratsuka Shuichi
  • Saito Norio

Abstract

A method for manufacturing a sintered mesh according to the present invention comprises: a step for preparing a mesh including a plurality of wires that are made from austenitic stainless steel and extend in mutually intersecting directions; and a heat treatment step for controlling an atmospheric temperature of the mesh. The heat treatment step includes a temperature-increasing step for increasing the atmospheric temperature to a treatment temperature, a holding step for holding the atmospheric temperature at the treatment temperature, and a temperature-reducing step for reducing the atmospheric temperature. The treatment temperature is equal to or higher than the austenitizing temperature. The temperature-reducing step includes a rapid cooling step for reducing the atmospheric temperature at a temperature-reducing rate of 3°C/minute or faster in an atmosphere of argon gas.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C21D 9/00 - Heat treatment, e.g. annealing, hardening, quenching or tempering, adapted for particular articles; Furnaces therefor
  • C21D 6/00 - Heat treatment of ferrous alloys

60.

Windshield device for saddle-ride type vehicle

      
Application Number 17440309
Grant Number 11975783
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-23
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Grant Date 2024-05-07
Owner
  • NIFCO INC. (Japan)
  • HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Naoi, Hajime
  • Ishida, Shinichiro
  • Hara, Naoki

Abstract

To simplify the configuration, decrease the number of parts, and reduce the manufacturing cost, a windshield device for a saddle-ride type vehicle includes: a screen 5 whose height is adjustable; a holder 11 holding the screen; a bracket 12 fixed to a vehicle body side member 7 and having a guide hole 71; an arm 13 arranged between the holder and the bracket; a first shaft 51 rotatably coupling the holder and the bracket and configured to move along the guide hole; a second shaft 52 arranged parallel to the first shaft and coupling the holder and one end of the arm; a third shaft 53 arranged parallel to the first shaft and coupling the bracket and another end of the arm; and an operation member 15 provided at an end portion of the first shaft.

IPC Classes  ?

61.

IMAGER SUPPORT DEVICE AND IMAGING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2021033146
Publication Number 2022/065051
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-09
Publication Date 2022-03-31
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Saito Takahiro

Abstract

This imager support device that supports an imager comprises: a heating device including a heat emission part; and a support part that supports the heating device, wherein the heating device is provided on a heating target-side surface of the support part, and one or more non-contact parts that are not in contact with the heat emission part are provided on the surface of the support part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/02 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof
  • G03B 17/02 - Bodies
  • G03B 17/08 - Waterproof bodies or housings
  • B60S 1/02 - Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices

62.

DISPLAY DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND INSTRUMENT PANEL PROVIDED WITH DISPLAY DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2021035036
Publication Number 2022/065423
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-24
Publication Date 2022-03-31
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Doi Atsushi
  • Nishio Eiichiro
  • Fukuda Tsuyoshi
  • Fukushima Keisuke
  • Miwa Koji
  • Kagami Masaaki

Abstract

[Problem] To prevent deformation, distortion, and the like from occurring in a display. [Solution] This display device is provided with a display, a support member, and a transparent layer. The display includes a first surface on which an image is displayed, a second surface located on the reverse side from the first surface, and a side surface spreading from the first surface to the second surface. The support member includes an inner end located on the first surface of the display, an outer end located outside the side surface of the display, a first surface facing the same side as the first surface of the display, and a second surface facing the same side as the second surface of the display. The transparent layer spreads so as to cover the first surface of the display and the first surface of the support member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09F 9/00 - Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • B60K 37/00 - Dashboards

63.

BAND DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2021034071
Publication Number 2022/059731
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-16
Publication Date 2022-03-24
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Tahara Hirotoshi

Abstract

Provided is a band device which can be used as a substitute for a belt-like body or a string-like body attached to provide an intended function to various articles, and which is capable of effectively maintaining a once-set length of a band by a simple structure. The band device comprises: a band 1 provided with an engagement surface part 1c having a plurality of protrusions 1a extending along the width direction and forming recesses 1b each extending along the width direction between adjacent protrusions 1a; a winding element 2 for the band 1; and a holding element 3 for holding, in an overlapping manner, one and another extension parts 1d wound around and extending from the winding element 2, so that the protrusions 1a constituting the engagement surface part 1c of the one extension part 1d fit into the recesses 1b constituting the engagement surface part 1c of the other extension part 1d, and the protrusions 1a constituting the engagement surface part 1c of the other extension part 1d fit into the recesses 1b constituting the engagement surface part 1c of the one extension part 1d.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65D 63/10 - Non-metallic straps, tapes, or bands; Filamentary elements, e.g. strings, threads or wires; Joints between ends thereof
  • A44B 11/12 - Buckles; Similar fasteners for interconnecting straps or the like, e.g. for safety belts frictionally engaging surface of straps with clamping devices turnable clamp
  • A44B 11/25 - Buckles; Similar fasteners for interconnecting straps or the like, e.g. for safety belts with two or more separable parts

64.

DISPLAY DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPRISING DISPLAY DEVICE

      
Application Number 17454834
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-15
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Doi, Atsushi
  • Fukuda, Tsuyoshi
  • Fukushima, Keisuke
  • Nishio, Eiichiro

Abstract

The display device includes a display, a resin member, and a transparent layer. The display includes a first surface on which an image is displayed, a second surface located oppositely to the first surface, and a side surface extending from the first surface to reach the second surface. The resin member includes an inner wall surface at least partially opposed to the side surface of the display, a first surface connected to the inner wall surface and located on the same side as the first surface of the display, and a second surface connected to the inner wall surface and located on the same side as the second surface of the display. The transparent layer includes a second surface spreading in contact with the first surface of the display and the first surface of the resin member, and a first surface located oppositely to the second surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 5/03 - Covers
  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • B29C 45/14 - Injection moulding, i.e. forcing the required volume of moulding material through a nozzle into a closed mould; Apparatus therefor incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. injection moulding around inserts or for coating articles

65.

TEMPERATURE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TEMPERATURE SENSOR

      
Application Number JP2021031173
Publication Number 2022/045198
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-25
Publication Date 2022-03-03
Owner
  • NIFCO INC. (Japan)
  • SEMITEC CORPORATION (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakamura Hiroyuki
  • Nakajima Takuhiko
  • Ikeya Satoshi

Abstract

Provided are: a temperature sensor by which high-speed sensing, low cost, and free layout design are realized and which do not require complicated work; and a method for manufacturing said temperature sensor. In a temperature sensor 1, terminal sections 9 of a connector part 7 are exposed to the outside of a pipe part 2, a connector-side embedded section 8 of the connector part 7 is embedded in an embedded section 4 of a lateral wall portion 3, an exposure section 12 of a housing part 11 is disposed inside the pipe part 2, and an embedded base 13 of the housing part 11 is embedded in the embedded section 4. The housing part 11 is made from metal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01K 1/14 - Supports; Fastening devices; Arrangements for mounting thermometers in particular locations
  • G01K 13/02 - Thermometers specially adapted for specific purposes for measuring temperature of moving fluids or granular materials capable of flow

66.

Bracket for vehicle mount camera

      
Application Number 17414384
Grant Number 11740541
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-17
First Publication Date 2022-02-17
Grant Date 2023-08-29
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Tachibana, Norihide

Abstract

A bracket includes a base portion arranged to be fixed to a face inside the window glass, and an engagement piece, an engagement portion thereof engaging an end of the vehicle mount camera located at a rear side in a sliding movement by a sliding operation of the vehicle mount camera. The engagement piece includes a fixed end integrated with the base portion, and a free end arranged with a space relative to the fixed end in a vehicle front-rear direction, the engagement portion being provided at the free end so that the sliding operation of the vehicle mount camera is made by an elastic deformation of the engagement piece through an abutment of the engagement portion to the vehicle mount camera, and an engagement of the engagement portion is made by an elastic recovery of the engagement piece at an end position of the sliding operation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03B 17/56 - Accessories
  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle

67.

Bracket for vehicle mount camera

      
Application Number 17416729
Grant Number 11890995
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-27
First Publication Date 2022-02-10
Grant Date 2024-02-06
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Tachibana, Norihide

Abstract

A bracket includes an abutment portion for a front end portion of a vehicle mount camera, first support portions located at a rear side than the abutment portion to receive first supported portions provided at the vehicle mount camera from a rear side, and second support portions located at right and left at a rear side than the first support portions, for receiving therebetween a rear end portion of the vehicle mount camera. The left and right second support portions respectively include elastic engagement pieces, the elastic engagement piece permitting, by elastic deformation, an upward movement operation of a rear end portion of the vehicle mount camera at a first supported portion as fulcrum from a state that the first support portion receives the first supported portion, and engaging a second supported portion provided in the vehicle mount camera by elastic returning at a finish position of the upward movement.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • B60R 11/00 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for

68.

HEATING DEVICE FOR IMAGING MACHINE

      
Application Number JP2021024685
Publication Number 2022/019067
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-30
Publication Date 2022-01-27
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mori Daisuke
  • Saito Takahiro
  • Ochiai Hiroshi

Abstract

This heating device for an imaging machine is configured to heat a portion in an attachment target of an imaging machine. The heating device for an imaging device is provided with: an opening part that is located frontward of a light reception part included in a camera unit and that is enlarged and opened along a direction away from the light reception part; and a sheet-like heating part that is located on the opposite side to the attachment target with respect to the opening part. The heating part overlaps with at least a portion of the opening part when seen from a viewpoint of the opposite side to the opening part with respect to the attachment target. In a section that is of the opening part and that overlaps with the heating part, the width of the heating part is larger than the width of the opening part in a width direction in which the opening part is enlarged and opened.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • B60S 1/02 - Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices

69.

IMAGING-APPARATUS ATTACHMENT DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2021024684
Publication Number 2022/019066
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-30
Publication Date 2022-01-27
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mori Daisuke
  • Saito Takahiro

Abstract

This imaging-apparatus attachment device comprises: a bracket that supports a camera unit having a light receiving part and that is attached to an attachment surface; and a hood that has a surface expanding, in front of the light receiving part, in a direction leading away from the light receiving part, and that is attached to the bracket so that the surface faces the attachment surface. The hood can be detached from the bracket along the attachment surface in a state where the camera unit is supported by the bracket.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/02 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof
  • G03B 11/04 - Hoods or caps for eliminating unwanted light from lenses, viewfinders, or focusing aids
  • G03B 15/00 - Special procedures for taking photographs; Apparatus therefor
  • G03B 17/56 - Accessories
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras

70.

CLIP STRUCTURE AND PIN MEMBER

      
Application Number JP2021013253
Publication Number 2022/009487
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-29
Publication Date 2022-01-13
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Hwang Jemin

Abstract

Provided are a clip structure and a pin member that exhibit high shear force. A grommet member 10 has an annular or cylindrical protrusion 13 which is centered at an insertion hole 12, and which protrudes from the circumference of the insertion hole 12 on a side opposite to respective leg portions 18, 19 with respect to a pedestal part 11. A pin member 24 has an annular or cylindrical reception part 26 connected contiguously thereto at a location on an extension of shaft part 25 and between an intermediate section 27 of the shaft part 25 and a flange part 35, and has an annular recess groove 41 in which the reception part 26 forms a portion thereof. The protrusion 13 is inserted in the recess groove 41 at a position more posterior to the pedestal part 111. In the recess groove 41, the reception part 26 has a lateral surface that is configured to face the protrusion 13 at a position more posterior to the pedestal part 11.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 19/10 - Hollow rivets; Multi-part rivets fastened by expanding mechanically

71.

BALL JOINT

      
Application Number JP2021017914
Publication Number 2021/251047
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-11
Publication Date 2021-12-16
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Hirano Yoichi

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a ball joint which is easily mounted to a panel with a ball stud mounted therein. [Solution] A ball joint including a ball stud (8) and a socket (10), the socket having: a base portion (12) having an annular shape about an axis extending in the insertion direction; a plurality of first protruding portions (13) which each protrude from the base portion in the insertion direction and which are joined to each other; and second protruding portions (14), (34) which protrude from the base portion in the insertion direction between the first protruding portions. The second protruding portions hold a ball so as to allow rotation thereof in cooperation with the tips of the first protruding portions. The first protruding portions are each provided with an extended portion (18) extending laterally with respect to the protruding direction, and the extended portion has an outer surface provided with an engagement portion (15) to be engaged with an edge portion of an opening. The first protruding portions and the second protruding portions can each be deformed by being bent in the radial direction with respect to the axis. The tips of the second protruding portions are located further on the insertion direction side than an edge portion of the extended portion on the insertion direction side.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16C 11/06 - Ball-joints; Other joints having more than one degree of angular freedom, i.e. universal joints

72.

On-board bracket for on-board device at vehicle

      
Application Number 17331881
Grant Number 11890994
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-27
First Publication Date 2021-12-09
Grant Date 2024-02-06
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Otake, Takanori
  • Seko, Shohei
  • Hashimoto, Hideaki

Abstract

There is provided an on-board-device bracket capable of appropriately mounting a front portion of an imaging means with respect to a windshield. An on-board-device bracket 10 is formed by a bracket body portion 11 and a front portion 16 connected to a front part of a center portion of the bracket body portion 11. Slits 17 along the front portion 16 are formed between the front portion 16 and the bracket body portion 11. The front portion 16 includes, at the front end thereof, a front bonding portion. The front portion 16 is bent by the slits 17 individually from the bracket body portion 11 and displaced with respect to a windshield 1.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • G06V 20/56 - Context or environment of the image exterior to a vehicle by using sensors mounted on the vehicle
  • H04N 23/52 - Elements optimising image sensor operation, e.g. for electromagnetic interference [EMI] protection or temperature control by heat transfer or cooling elements
  • G03B 17/56 - Accessories
  • F16M 11/10 - Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting around a horizontal axis
  • F16M 11/18 - Heads with mechanism for moving the apparatus relatively to the stand
  • F16M 11/04 - Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
  • F16M 11/12 - Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting in more than one direction
  • B60R 11/00 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for

73.

Hole plug

      
Application Number 16957789
Grant Number 11493130
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-29
First Publication Date 2021-12-02
Grant Date 2022-11-08
Owner Nifco Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kabeya, Satoshi
  • Sato, Takehiro

Abstract

A hole plug includes: a tube-shaped outer peripheral wall configured to be inserted into an attachment hole formed in an attachment-target member; a blocking portion-close off the inside of the outer peripheral wall; a ring-shaped flange that juts out toward a radial direction outer side of the outer peripheral wall from an end portion of the outer peripheral wall on an opposite side from an insertion direction so as to cover a location surrounding the attachment hole; a hook portion engage with an edge of the attachment hole; and a plurality of recess portions that are formed at a front face of a base end portion of the flange at intervals around a circumferential direction of the flange, each of the recess portions including a bottom portion with a planar face profile or a curved face profile.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16J 13/14 - Detachable closure members; Means for tightening closures attached exclusively by spring action or elastic action
  • B62D 25/24 - Superstructure sub-units with access openings having movable or removable closures

74.

Hole plug attachment structure

      
Application Number 16957767
Grant Number 11585440
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-29
First Publication Date 2021-11-25
Grant Date 2023-02-21
Owner Nifco Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kabeya, Satoshi
  • Sato, Takehiro

Abstract

A hole plug attachment structure includes: a first attachment-target member is formed with a first attachment hole; a second attachment-target member is formed with a second attachment hole; and a hole plug that includes a tube-shaped outer peripheral wall, a blocking portion, a ring shaped flange jutting out toward a radial direction outer side of the outer peripheral wall from an end portion of the outer peripheral wall on an opposite side from an insertion direction so as to cover a location surrounding the second attachment hole, and a hook portion, a location of the flange that abuts an edge of the second attachment hole being thicker than a location of the flange that abuts the edge of the first attachment hole, in a state in which a back face of the flange abuts both the edge of the first attachment hole and the edge of the second attachment hole.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16J 13/14 - Detachable closure members; Means for tightening closures attached exclusively by spring action or elastic action

75.

Fuel filter device

      
Application Number 17283035
Grant Number 11752858
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-01
First Publication Date 2021-11-11
Grant Date 2023-09-12
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sasaki, Hiroshi
  • Yamada, Shokei
  • Matsuda, Shohei

Abstract

A fuel filter device includes a filter cloth and a skeletal structural member including an inner flange portion positioned inside the filter cloth and a connecting member including an outer flange portion positioned outside the filter cloth, wherein a peripheral edge portion of an opening of the filter cloth is clamped between the inner flange portion and the outer flange portion, the inner flange portion and the outer flange portion jointly defining a center hole and a center bore serving as a communication passage communicating inside of the filter cloth with outside of the filter cloth, and the inner flange portion is provided with a sealing rib to compress the filter cloth to ensure a sealing performance thereof, a welding rib to join the skeletal structural member and the connecting member with each other by welding, and a shifting preventing rib configured to restrict shifting of the filter cloth.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B01D 29/13 - Supported filter elements
  • B60K 15/04 - Tank inlets
  • B01D 35/027 - Filters adapted for location in special places, e.g. pipe-lines, pumps, stop-cocks rigidly mounted in or on tanks or reservoirs
  • B01D 35/26 - Filters with built-in pumps
  • F02M 37/50 - Filters arranged in or on fuel tanks
  • B60K 15/03 - Fuel tanks

76.

Bracket for vehicle mount device

      
Application Number 17215705
Grant Number 11292396
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-29
First Publication Date 2021-10-21
Grant Date 2022-04-05
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Hwang, Jemin

Abstract

A bracket for a vehicle mount device includes an attachment member for a vehicle side, and a holding portion for the vehicle mount device. The holding portion includes a receiving portion for receiving at least a part of the vehicle mount device by a sliding operation of the vehicle mount device, and a guide portion for a projecting portion of the vehicle mount device along a sliding direction of the sliding operation. The receiving portion includes a position setting wall for the side of the vehicle mount device, and a holding piece for one side of the vehicle mount device. The guide portion includes an elastic piece, which is elastically deformed by contacting the projecting portion during a sliding movement and returns to an original posture at an end of the sliding movement to engage the projection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/00 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
  • B60R 19/48 - Bumpers, i.e. impact receiving or absorbing members for protecting vehicles or fending off blows from other vehicles or objects combined with, or convertible into, other devices or objects, e.g. bumpers combined with road brushes, bumpers convertible into beds
  • G01S 13/931 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles

77.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RADIO WAVE ABSORBER, RADIO WAVE ABSORBER, AND RADAR MECHANISM

      
Application Number JP2021008774
Publication Number 2021/199917
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-05
Publication Date 2021-10-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Muranaka Makoto

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a radio wave absorber having a conductive absorption layer formed through injection molding and having an absorption peak in a desired frequency band. [Solution] A method for manufacturing a radio wave absorber 1 which absorbs a millimeter wave or a sub-millimeter wave involves: forming an absorption layer 2 including a conductive material through injection molding; forming a reflection layer 3 on one main surface of the absorption layer 2; forming a conductive layer on the other main surface of the absorption layer 2; and machining the conductive layer to be a plurality of conductive patches 4 so as to achieve an area occupancy ratio based on the thickness of the absorption layer 2.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 9/00 - Screening of apparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields
  • B32B 7/025 - Electric or magnetic properties
  • B32B 15/08 - Layered products essentially comprising metal comprising metal as the main or only constituent of a layer, next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin
  • H01P 11/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing waveguides or resonators, lines, or other devices of the waveguide type
  • H01Q 17/00 - Devices for absorbing waves radiated from an antenna; Combinations of such devices with active antenna elements or systems

78.

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ABSORPTION MEMBER AND RADAR MECHANISM

      
Application Number JP2021008763
Publication Number 2021/199914
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-05
Publication Date 2021-10-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Muranaka Makoto

Abstract

[Problem] To provide an electromagnetic wave absorption member that absorbs unnecessary electromagnetic waves. [Solution] An electromagnetic wave absorption member provided in the vicinity of a radar device using millimeter waves or submillimeter waves comprises a first region, and a second region in a position differing from the first region. Both the first region and the second region include a metal mesh pattern, a resin layer, and a metal layer in the stated order from an inner-surface side positioned on the radar-device side to an outer-surface side. The occupancy of the metal mesh pattern in the first region differs from the occupancy of the metal mesh pattern in the second region.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 15/14 - Reflecting surfaces; Equivalent structures
  • G01S 7/03 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group - Details of HF subsystems specially adapted therefor, e.g. common to transmitter and receiver

79.

COVER MEMBER AND RADAR MECHANISM

      
Application Number JP2021008769
Publication Number 2021/199916
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-05
Publication Date 2021-10-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Muranaka Makoto

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a low-cost cover member having a shield characteristic. [Solution] This cover member, provided to the surroundings of a radar device that uses millimeter waves or quasi-millimeter waves, comprises: a resin member that includes a protrusion-and-recess part and has a surface on which a primer layer is formed; and a metal layer that is positioned on the surface of the resin member and includes a plated layer. The thickness of the metal layer is no greater than 1.0 μm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 19/48 - Bumpers, i.e. impact receiving or absorbing members for protecting vehicles or fending off blows from other vehicles or objects combined with, or convertible into, other devices or objects, e.g. bumpers combined with road brushes, bumpers convertible into beds
  • B60R 21/0134 - Electrical circuits for triggering safety arrangements in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents including means for detecting collisions, impending collisions or roll-over responsive to imminent contact with an obstacle
  • C23C 18/22 - Roughening, e.g. by etching
  • C23C 18/31 - Coating with metals
  • H05K 9/00 - Screening of apparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields
  • G01S 7/03 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group - Details of HF subsystems specially adapted therefor, e.g. common to transmitter and receiver
  • G01S 13/931 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles

80.

Clip for attachment of floor carpet

      
Application Number 17188488
Grant Number 11312281
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-01
First Publication Date 2021-09-23
Grant Date 2022-04-26
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Furuuchi, Suguru
  • Hamamoto, Takuya

Abstract

A clip for attachment of a floor carpet includes a male member having a lower flange portion, and a shaft portion projecting from the lower flange portion; and a female member having a cylindrical portion to which the shaft portion is inserted, an upper flange portion projecting around an outer periphery of the cylindrical portion, and an engaging portion at an inner periphery of the cylindrical portion. The male member also includes a hole portion penetrating through the lower flange portion and the cylindrical portion, engaging projections formed around an outer periphery of the shaft portion, and a regulation member inserted into the hole portion. In case the male member is inserted into the female member to engage the engaging projections with the engaging portion and the regulation member is inserted into the hole portion, the regulation member prevents the engaging projections from being disengaged from the engaging portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60B 3/04 - Disc wheels, i.e. wheels with load-supporting disc body with a single disc body not integral with rim
  • B60N 3/04 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of floor mats

81.

COVER-LOCKING CLIP

      
Application Number JP2021008446
Publication Number 2021/177405
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-04
Publication Date 2021-09-10
Owner
  • NIFCO INC. (Japan)
  • TS TECH CO., LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Chinomi Yuhei
  • Aoki Kazuya
  • Kikuchi Kenta
  • Okuma Kei

Abstract

A cover-locking clip (10, 30) is disposed in a groove (8) of a pad (5) in a vehicle seat, etc., and secures a lock-engaging part (6c) attached to a cover material. The cover-locking clip (10, 30) comprises: a substrate (11, 31); a lock piece (12, 32) erected on the substrate (11, 31) to lock the lock-engaging part (6c); and an overhanging piece (13, 33) erected on the substrate. Since the overhanging piece (13, 33) is supported by the pad (5), the cover-locking clip (10, 30) is firmly supported by the pad (5).

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47C 31/02 - Upholstery attaching means
  • B68G 7/052 - Covering or enveloping cores of pads with webs secured to the core, e.g. by stitching
  • F16B 2/20 - Clips, i.e. with gripping action effected solely by the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening
  • F16B 2/22 - Clips, i.e. with gripping action effected solely by the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening of resilient material, e.g. rubbery material
  • F16B 5/12 - Fastening strips or bars to sheets or plates, e.g. rubber strips, decorative strips for motor vehicles, by means of clips

82.

Nozzle device

      
Application Number 17259255
Grant Number 11938501
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-05
First Publication Date 2021-09-02
Grant Date 2024-03-26
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Nezu, Mikio

Abstract

A nozzle device 1 includes a main body 10 that is formed of a main-body first member 11 and a main-body second member 22 and that has an internal accommodation space 21 in which members are accommodated, a movable nozzle portion 30 that is accommodated in the accommodation space 21, and a coil spring 2 that is disposed between the movable nozzle portion 30 and the main body 10. When air is supplied to a main-body flow-path portion 23 from below, the flow path of the air is changed by the Coanda effect in an air guiding portion 27 such that the air flows along the air guiding portion 27, and the air flows into a gap between an air receiving portion 36 and the air guiding portion 27 and is guided to the air receiving portion 36. The air is pressurized in the air receiving portion 36 and pushes up the movable nozzle portion 30.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B05B 15/74 - Arrangements for moving spray heads automatically to or from the working position using hydraulic or pneumatic means driven by the discharged fluid
  • A61L 9/14 - Disinfection, sterilisation or deodorisation of air using sprayed or atomised substances
  • B05B 1/30 - Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means designed to control volume of flow, e.g. with adjustable passages
  • B60H 3/00 - Other air-treating devices

83.

CLIP

      
Application Number JP2021004888
Publication Number 2021/172013
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-10
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Chinomi Yuhei
  • Takahashi Syohei
  • Suzuki Hideyoshi

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a clip that is easy to attach to a tab. [Solution] A clip 1 includes: a pair of holding pieces 11 connected to each other through a flexible hinge10; a pair of locking hooks 13, 31 projecting from an inside surface of each of the holding pieces 11; and a pair of shoulder parts 15 projecting from an outside surface of each of the holding pieces. The pair of holding pieces are capable of accepting a tip of a tab 3B of a second member 3 between the holding pieces. The pair of locking hooks are capable of passing through a through-hole 3D formed in the tab, and of being coupled with each other or coupled with an edge of the through-hole by elastic deformation of the hinge. When the pair of holding pieces are inserted into a coupling hole 2B of a first member 2, the pair of shoulder parts are locked to an edge of the coupling hole. In an initial state in which the pair of locking hooks are separated from each other, a gap 14, 35 that is formed between the pair of the locking hooks is set greater than a plate thickness of the tab.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 13/02 - Trim mouldings; Ledges; Wall liners; Roof liners
  • B60R 13/04 - Ornamental or guard strips; Ornamental inscriptive devices
  • F16B 19/00 - Bolts without screw-thread; Pins, including deformable elements; Rivets
  • F16B 21/06 - Releasable fastening devices with snap action

84.

MESH FOR INSERT MOLDING

      
Application Number JP2021005017
Publication Number 2021/172021
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-10
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Saito Norio

Abstract

A mesh for insert molding is formed from a single mesh sheet. The mesh for insert molding comprises a side wall part that has a band shape extending along the longitudinal direction and includes two joining margins at the longitudinal end parts thereof, a bottom part positioned in the width direction of the side wall part, and a connecting part for connecting the bottom part to the side wall part. The mesh for insert molding is configured so as to be arranged in a die in a state of being molded into a cylindrical shape.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 45/14 - Injection moulding, i.e. forcing the required volume of moulding material through a nozzle into a closed mould; Apparatus therefor incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. injection moulding around inserts or for coating articles

85.

INSERT-MOLDED FILTER AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR INSERT-MOLDED FILTER

      
Application Number JP2021005018
Publication Number 2021/172022
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-10
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Saito Norio

Abstract

This insert-molded filter is obtained by insert-molding a cylindrically-shaped mesh into a resin body. This insert-molded filter is provided with: a body which is equipped with a first annular part, a second annular part, and multiple columnar parts connected to the first and second annular parts, and which has multiple openings formed so as to be separated by the multiple columnar parts between the first and second annular parts; and a mesh which is integrally molded with the body so as to cover the multiple openings separated by the multiple columnar parts. The body is provided with a resin introduction part that is disposed outside of the mesh in the radial direction of the first annular part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 45/14 - Injection moulding, i.e. forcing the required volume of moulding material through a nozzle into a closed mould; Apparatus therefor incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. injection moulding around inserts or for coating articles

86.

Planar heat generating body and vehicle windshield device

      
Application Number 17262589
Grant Number 11656455
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-29
First Publication Date 2021-08-26
Grant Date 2023-05-23
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Kasetani, Yasuki

Abstract

Provided are a planar heat generating body and a vehicle windshield device that are capable of effectively suppressing adhesion of foreign matter thereto. The planar heat generating body includes: a heat generating wire that repeatedly folds so as to cover a surface surrounded by an outline; and a conducting wire for supplying current to the heat generating wire, that has a lower electrical resistance than the heat generating wire, as a result of having a greater width than the heat generating wire, and follows the outline.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/00 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups ,
  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • B60S 1/02 - Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices
  • G03B 11/04 - Hoods or caps for eliminating unwanted light from lenses, viewfinders, or focusing aids
  • H05B 3/18 - Heating elements characterised by the composition or nature of the materials or by the arrangement of the conductor the conductor being embedded in an insulating material
  • H05B 3/84 - Heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas, e.g. for demisting or de-icing windows, mirrors or vehicle windshields
  • B60R 11/00 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for

87.

LID DEVICE AND CENTER CONSOLE BOX

      
Application Number JP2021003711
Publication Number 2021/157564
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-02
Publication Date 2021-08-12
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Izume Tomoharu
  • Doi Atsushi

Abstract

This lid device comprises a latch body for a latch receiver provided in an opening-forming body, an urging means that urges the latch body to always be in a position of being engaged with the latch receiver, and a switching member that is movably provided on a lid lower and that disengages the latch body and the latch receiver in a forward position. A lid upper is combined with the lid lower so as to be able to slidably move in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the rotation center axis of the lid lower. Also provided is a linking member that links the lid upper and the lid lower so that the switching member is moved to the forward position when the lid upper is movably operated toward the rotation center axis of the lid lower.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space
  • B60N 3/00 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for

88.

CLIP

      
Application Number JP2021003056
Publication Number 2021/153675
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-28
Publication Date 2021-08-05
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Sato, Takehiro

Abstract

This clip is provided with: a mounting member including a cylindrical section inserted into a mounting hole in a mount member, an elastic plate section provided to the cylindrical section and in which a tip extending on the opposite side from the insertion direction of the cylindrical section serves as a free end and the tip engages with the peripheral edge of the mounting hole in the mount member, and a guided section provided to the tip end of the elastic plate section; and an insertion member including a rod-shaped pin section inserted inside the cylindrical section and serving to support the elastic plate section from the inside of the cylindrical section while inserted, and a guide section that is provided to the pin section and that guides the guided section on the cylindrical shaft side of the cylindrical section together with movement of the pin section in a pull-out direction and causes the tip of the elastic plate section to move from the outside toward the inside of the cylindrical section.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 19/10 - Hollow rivets; Multi-part rivets fastened by expanding mechanically

89.

LED LIGHTING DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2021000474
Publication Number 2021/149513
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-08
Publication Date 2021-07-29
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Umeda Kenji

Abstract

An LED lighting device disposed on an exterior part or an interior part of an automobile and provided with a transparent covering body covering an LED element mounted on a substrate and a light-emitting surface of the LED element, and a light guide body functioning as a light transmission path and being configured to receive light emitted from the light-emitting surface of the LED element through a light inlet end, said device being configured so that the light guide body together with the covering body are integrated with the LED element mounted on the substrate by means of insert molding using a transparent resin material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
  • F21Y 115/10 - Light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • B60Q 3/20 - Arrangement of lighting devices for vehicle interiors; Lighting devices specially adapted for vehicle interiors mounted on specific fittings of passenger or driving compartments
  • B60Q 3/64 - Arrangement of lighting devices for vehicle interiors; Lighting devices specially adapted for vehicle interiors characterised by optical aspects using light guides for a single lighting device
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21W 106/00 - Interior vehicle lighting devices
  • F21S 41/141 - Light emitting diodes [LED]
  • F21S 41/19 - Attachment of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21S 41/24 - Light guides
  • F21S 45/50 - Waterproofing
  • F21W 102/00 - Exterior vehicle lighting devices for illuminating purposes

90.

Slide type lid structure

      
Application Number 17055741
Grant Number 11772564
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-24
First Publication Date 2021-07-08
Grant Date 2023-10-03
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Izume, Tomoharu

Abstract

A sliding lid structure includes a sheet base material capable of being curved in a sliding direction; and a plurality of ribs disposed on a lower surface side of the sheet base material at intervals in a sheet base material sliding direction. Two ends of the rib engage guide grooves formed at two sides of an opening of a device main unit and having curved groove parts. The sheet base material includes axially supported parts positioned on two sides of the lower surface side of the base material and provided at predetermined intervals in a longitudinal direction. The rib includes rib uppers arranged inside the axially supported parts on the two sides and attachable to and detachable from a sheet base material lower, shaft supports engaging the axially supported parts, and projections fitting into the guide grooves; and is rotatably or swingably supported with respect to the sheet base material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space
  • B60R 11/00 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
  • B65D 43/20 - Non-removable lids or covers linearly slidable
  • E05B 83/32 - Locks for glove compartments, console boxes, fuel inlet covers or the like for console boxes, e.g. between passenger seats

91.

Clip

      
Application Number 17268846
Grant Number 11920622
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-21
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Grant Date 2024-03-05
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Hattori, Kenji

Abstract

The clip includes a head part, a shaft part, a pin having first and second engaged parts at the shaft part, and a grommet having a flange part with an insertion hole, a leg part, and an engaging part engaging with/disengaging from the engaged part. The pin has the engaging part near the inner periphery of the insertion hole of the flange part. The pin has guide grooves between the first and second engaged parts to guide the movement of the pin while movably engaging the engaging part. Switching between a temporary fixing state and a permanent fixing state is conducted through movement of the shaft part associated with guiding by the guide grooves. When the pin in the permanent fixing state is rotated and moved in the pull-up direction associated with guiding by the guide grooves, engagement between the engaging part and the second engaged part is released.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 19/10 - Hollow rivets; Multi-part rivets fastened by expanding mechanically
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips

92.

Bracket and onboard device attachment structure

      
Application Number 17117170
Grant Number 11661018
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-10
First Publication Date 2021-06-17
Grant Date 2023-05-30
Owner Nifco Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takeda, Naoya
  • Fukumoto, Mitsuru
  • Hasegawa, Satoshi

Abstract

A resin bracket for fixing an onboard device to a window glass employed in a vehicle. The bracket includes plural bracket pieces, each configured to be adhered to the window glass, a coupling portion configured to couple together adjacent bracket pieces of the bracket pieces so as to allow relative movement therebetween, and an engaging portion provided at each of the bracket pieces so as to enable plural engagement portions provided at the onboard device to engage with the respective engaging portions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/00 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle

93.

Lid urging structure

      
Application Number 17047235
Grant Number 11976501
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-30
First Publication Date 2021-06-03
Grant Date 2024-05-07
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Watanabe, Yasuhiro

Abstract

A lid urging structure includes a housing, a lid pivotally supported on the housing via a link member and switched among a closed position where the lid closes an opening in the housing, a first position in the middle of opening from the closed position, a second position located further in an opening direction, and a fully open position; and an urging member that urges the lid in a closing direction at the closed position and, when the lid is pivoted from the closing direction to the second position by overcoming the urging force, the urging direction is reversed, enables switching from the second position to the fully open position by the urging force. The urging member is formed of a plurality of springs disposed between the link member and the housing. The operating force and the urging force are adjusted by means of a balance between the springs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E05B 83/34 - Locks for glove compartments, console boxes, fuel inlet covers or the like for fuel inlet covers essentially flush with the vehicle surface
  • B60K 15/05 - Inlet covers
  • B60L 53/16 - Connectors, e.g. plugs or sockets, specially adapted for charging electric vehicles

94.

STORAGE DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020041063
Publication Number 2021/106503
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-02
Publication Date 2021-06-03
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Umeda Kenji
  • Sakamoto Shigeki

Abstract

Provided is a storage device which has excellent usability and on which an object is hardly hung. This storage device installed inside a cabin of an automobile comprises: a design panel positioned on a seat back, a door trim, a console, or a cargo room; and a sheet-like stretchable pocket attached to an attachment surface so as to be adjacent to the design panel. In the normal direction of the design panel, the outer surface of the design panel and the outer surface of the stretchable pocket are positioned approximately coplanar with each other.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47C 7/62 - Accessories for chairs
  • B32B 27/00 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin
  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space
  • B32B 1/00 - Layered products essentially having a general shape other than plane
  • B60N 3/00 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for

95.

Shielding member

      
Application Number 16953280
Grant Number 11383648
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-19
First Publication Date 2021-05-20
Grant Date 2022-07-12
Owner
  • HAYASHI TELEMPU CORPORATION (Japan)
  • NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Asai, Hiroaki
  • Inukai, Atsuko
  • Fujimatsu, Jun
  • Aoki, Yuto

Abstract

A shielding member comprises a generally rectangular and flexible sheet member including a first part and a second part, a first wire surrounding at least a portion of the first part, and a second wire surrounding at least a portion of the second part. The shielding member is foldable in two about a portion between the first wire and the second wire such that the first part with the first wire and the second part with the second wire overlap each other.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 5/04 - Compartments within vehicle body primarily intended or sufficiently spacious for trunks, suit-cases, or the like arranged at rear of vehicle

96.

ON-VEHICLE SMART DEVICE ACCOMMODATION APPARATUS

      
Application Number JP2020040752
Publication Number 2021/095554
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-30
Publication Date 2021-05-20
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nishio Eiichiro
  • Funamura Kazuhiko

Abstract

This accommodation apparatus is provided with an extraction/insertion opening for a smart device. The opening is provided in a vehicle cabin so as to face the interior design surface of a vehicle. The accommodation apparatus is formed such that the smart device inserted through the opening is held at an insertion-end position, and a cleaner element is provided so as to be in pressure-contact with the outer surface of the smart device during the insertion of the smart device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/02 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof
  • H04M 1/11 - Supports for sets, e.g. incorporating armrests

97.

STORAGE DEVICE AND COVER BODY FOR STORAGE DEVICE

      
Application Number JP2020030680
Publication Number 2021/075137
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-12
Publication Date 2021-04-22
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Taniguchi Katsuhiko
  • Doi Atsushi

Abstract

Provided are a storage device and a cover body for the storage device with which a clearance that exposes an internal structure can be blocked without degrading design. In this cover body (5) for a storage device, a clearance (27) is formed between an end section of a shutter (23) and upper left and right surface decorative sections (11, 12), the end section of the shutter (23) on the clearance (27) side is configured by a shield member (25), and the shield member (25) extends toward between the upper left and right surface decorative sections (11, 12) and a frame-side rail section (21) and reaches a lower side of each of the upper left and right surface decorative sections (11, 12).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space
  • B60N 3/00 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for
  • B60N 3/10 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for food or beverages, e.g. refrigerated

98.

Fuel tank valve apparatus

      
Application Number 17012760
Grant Number 11155159
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-04
First Publication Date 2021-04-15
Grant Date 2021-10-26
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Okabayashi, Shunsuke

Abstract

A fuel tank valve apparatus includes a valve port configured to allow inside and outside of a fuel tank to communicate with each other, a valve chamber formed under the valve port, a float body disposed movably up and down inside the valve chamber, and a seal member having elasticity with respect to the valve port and mounted on an upper portion of the float body. The seal member includes a main body configured to close the valve port, a combining portion with respect to the upper portion of the float body, and an extending portion laterally extending from the main body. The float body includes a combined portion combined with the combining portion with up-and-down movements of the seal member allowed in a predetermined range, and a hook portion located above the extending portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 15/035 - Fuel tanks characterised by venting means
  • F16K 24/04 - Devices, e.g. valves, for venting or aerating enclosures for venting only
  • B60K 15/03 - Fuel tanks
  • F16K 17/36 - Safety valves; Equalising valves actuated in consequence of extraneous circumstances, e.g. shock, change of position

99.

CLIP AND CLIP MANUFACTURING METHOD

      
Application Number JP2020030679
Publication Number 2021/065214
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-12
Publication Date 2021-04-08
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Isomura Tsunehisa

Abstract

Provided are a clip that has excellent precision and can reliably adhere to a target member to make the same waterproof, and a clip manufacturing method. A clip 10 has an edge part 24 molded by a parting line between a second mold that molds a second fitting part 17 side and a first mold that molds a first fitting part 11 side at a tip part 22 of a flange part 21, the edge part 24 being spaced upward on the second fitting part 17 side with respect to a contact surface 23 of the tip part 22 that contacts a door inner panel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 45/44 - Removing or ejecting moulded articles for undercut articles
  • F16B 19/00 - Bolts without screw-thread; Pins, including deformable elements; Rivets

100.

CUP HOLDER

      
Application Number JP2020031218
Publication Number 2021/065233
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-19
Publication Date 2021-04-08
Owner NIFCO INC. (Japan)
Inventor Kondo Koji

Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cup holder capable of preventing operation failure or generation of abnormal sounds caused by adhesion of a liquid or dust. A cup holder (1) is provided with: a holder body (2) that stores a container; and an arm (3) that holds the container cooperatively with the holder body (2). The arm (3) includes an upper arm piece (10), a lower arm piece (11), and a hinge connection (12) that connects the lower part of the upper arm piece (10) and the upper part of the lower arm piece. The arm (3) is an integrated molding made of a resin, and the hinge connection (12) is a thin hinge formed by a thin part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 7/04 - Stowing or holding appliances inside of vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps in driver or passenger space
  • B60N 3/10 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for food or beverages, e.g. refrigerated
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