Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. | Date: 2014-06-24
A vehicle noise-proof cover is provided which includes a thermoelectric element and which is capable of efficiently generating electric power. The vehicle noise-proof cover is placed so as to cover a driving force generating device of a vehicle. The vehicle noise-proof cover includes: a cover body having a noise absorption layer made of a foamed resin; a heat supply member having a heat collection portion that is placed on a back surface side of the cover body and directly or indirectly contacts the driving force generating device, a heat supply portion that is placed on a front surface side of the cover body, and a heat transfer portion that is connected to the heat collection portion and the heat supply portion and transfers heat from the heat collection portion to the heat supply portion.
Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. | Date: 2014-07-10
A mounting member for use in a vibration damping device equipped with a main rubber elastic body and a bracket, including: a fixing member configured to be fixed to the bracket; an anchoring member made of resin and configured to be anchored to the main rubber elastic body. The anchoring member is anchored to the fixing member and protrudes from the fixing member.
Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. | Date: 2014-07-18
A fluid-filled vibration damping device including: first and second mounting members elastically connected by a main rubber elastic body; a partition member supported by the second mounting member; a pressure-receiving chamber and an equilibrium chamber disposed on either side of the partition member; a housing space formed within the partition member; a plate-shaped movable member arranged in the housing space with liquid pressures of the pressure-receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber applied to the respective faces of the movable member; and a rubber buffer arranged on wall inner surfaces of the housing space to be struck by the movable member. The movable member is grasped partially in a thickness direction between the wall inner surfaces of the housing space via the rubber buffer at surfaces facing the wall inner surfaces of the housing space.
Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. | Date: 2014-07-16
The invention is to provide a resin hose capable of sufficiently ensuring the flow rate of fluid flowing through the resin hose while ensuring flexibility of wiring. The resin hose includes a round portion having a round flow-passage; and a flat portion that includes a flat flow-passage and has a flow-passage cross-section area equal to or larger than a flow-passage cross-section area of a minimum inner diameter portion in the round portion, a short width of the flat flow-passage being smaller than an inner diameter of the minimum inner diameter portion and a long width of the flat flow-passage being larger than the inner diameter of the minimum inner diameter portion.
Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. and Kyushu University | Date: 2014-02-18
A swinging leg pendulum movement aid for walking including a pair of assisting units for a left leg and a right leg each having a drive source for applying a pulling force to an auxiliary force transmission part, a joint angle sensor for detecting a joint angle of users hip joints, and a control member for driving the drive sources of the respective assisting units corresponding to changes in the joint angle and applying an assistance force in a forward swinging direction to the swinging leg that kicked off a ground so as to aid a pendulum movement of the swinging leg.