Patents Assigned to Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20200294689
    Abstract: A wire harness that includes a plurality of wires that are bundled together to form a wire bundle; and a connector that is provided at an end of the wire bundle, the connector including a plurality of connector terminals that are to be respectively mounted to ends of the plurality of wires, and a connector housing configured to hold the plurality of connector terminals in a state in which the plurality of connector terminals are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a terminal axial direction, which is an axial direction of the plurality of connector terminals; and a restraining tape that is to be wrapped around the wire bundle, thereby restraining the plurality of wires so as to restrict relative axial displacement between the plurality of wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Asako SAKIMURA, Teruyoshi MUNEKATA
  • Publication number: 20200294701
    Abstract: A reactor including: a coil having a wound portion; a magnetic core that is disposed inside and outside the wound portion and forms a closed magnetic circuit; and a resin mold that includes an inner resin disposed between the wound portion and the magnetic core, and does not cover an outer-peripheral face of the wound portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro INABA
  • Patent number: 10776017
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle-mounted relay device that can suppress failures in reading/writing of data due to electric power shortage. The vehicle-mounted relay device determines whether or not reading/writing of data is possible based on the required amount of stored power in the electric power storage device and the remaining amount of stored power in the electric power storage device needed to read/write the data. If the remaining amount of stored power is equal to or greater than the required amount of stored power, there is no risk that the remaining amount of stored power in the electric power storage device may run short before the reading/writing of the data ends. Accordingly, if it is determined that reading/writing of the data is possible, the vehicle-mounted relay device causes an ECU, which is a vehicle-mounted control device, to start reading/writing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikuni Shimomura
  • Patent number: 10778096
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to reduce the number of constituent components and accurately detect a current. A current detection circuit detects a current flowing through a DC/DC converter. A first output unit applies, to a third signal path, a voltage that corresponds to an output from a detection sensor, which has detected a larger current, out of a first sensor and a second sensor. Furthermore, the first output unit applies, to the third signal path, a voltage obtained by reflecting a voltage drop at the transistor or the transistor that is connected to the detection sensor, in the voltage output from the detection sensor. A second output unit applies, to a fourth signal path, a voltage obtained by reflecting a voltage drop that occurs between a base and an emitter of a transistor, in the voltage applied to the third signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kozuma, Yuuki Sugisawa
  • Patent number: 10777989
    Abstract: A waterproofing structure 20 for a core wire exposed portion of an electrical wire includes: an electrical wire 10 that includes a core wire exposed portions 12a; an internal waterproofing portion 21 that encloses the core wire exposed portion 12a to waterproof the core wire exposed portion 12a; and an exterior member 30 that forms a space S that is separated from an external space, around the internal waterproofing portion 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Fukuda, Takashi Takada, Kenji Ito, Yusaku Maeda
  • Patent number: 10778696
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle-mounted relay device, a vehicle-mounted communication system, and a relay program configured to prevent an unauthorized message from being relayed between networks. A vehicle-mounted relay device includes a plurality of communication units to which a plurality of CAN buses are connected and determines whether a message transmitted by any ECU connected to the CAN buses are authorized. If a message is unauthorized, then the vehicle-mounted relay device 10 gives, to the respective CAN bus connected to the communication unit receiving the message, a notification that the unauthorized message has been transmitted. The vehicle-mounted relay device prohibits further relaying of a message that has the same CAN-ID as the CAN-ID contained in the message determined to be unauthorized. Concurrently, the vehicle-mounted relay device gives, to the other communication lines connected to a communication unit, a notification that relay of the message is prohibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukihiro Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10777926
    Abstract: A multi-contact terminal includes a polygonal tube with side walls. Front resilient contact pieces extend from front ends of the side walls in a connecting direction to a mating terminal. The front resilient contact pieces are folded rearward by front folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. Rear resilient contact pieces extend from rear ends of the side walls in the connecting direction. The rear resilient contact pieces are folded forward by rear folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. The polygonal tube, the front resilient contact pieces and the rear resilient contact pieces are integral with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Cruble, Junichi Mukuno, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10777346
    Abstract: A circuit assembly includes: a circuit board; an inductor that is disposed on the circuit board, and that includes a coil including a winding portion made by winding a winding wire, and a core member; and a heat dissipation plate that is disposed on the opposite side of the surface of the circuit board on which the inductor is disposed, wherein a through hole is provided in a region of the circuit board that corresponds to the inductor, and a receiving protrusion that penetrates the through hole and protrudes to a surface side of the circuit board on which the inductor is disposed, and that is in heat transfer contact with the coil and the core member is provided in a region that corresponds to the through hole in the heat dissipation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tsuchida, Shigeki Yamane
  • Patent number: 10777918
    Abstract: A terminal block that includes a housing having a resin part; a bus bar integrally including an embedded part embedded in the resin part and a connecting part projecting outward from the resin part; and a seal sealing a gap existing between the embedded part and the resin part, wherein the seal is formed by an adhesive sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LIMITED, SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Nakashima, Katsufumi Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200282928
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a first circuit group and a second circuit group. The first circuit group has one end connected to a first connector and another end connected to a second connector. The second circuit group has one end connected to the first connector and another end connected to a third connector. The second circuit group branches from the first circuit group at a position of the second connector or at a position of a connection target connected by the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro MURATA, Hirokazu KOMORI, Taiko SATO, Hiroyuki ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200286649
    Abstract: A shield connection structure that includes a tube made of metal; a flexible shield made of metal; and a ring that includes an inner ring externally fitted onto the tube and an outer ring, the ring being made of a same type of metal as the flexible shield, wherein the flexible shield is electrically connected to the tube via the ring when sandwiched between the inner ring and the outer ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta KITAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200286648
    Abstract: Provided is a production method for an insulated electric wire that enables a sealant to permeate between elemental wires with efficiency and high uniformity when a water-stopping treatment is applied to the insulated electric wire using the sealant, and also provided is an insulated electric wire that exhibits an excellent water-stopping performance at a portion between the elemental wires where the water-stopping treatment is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toyoki FURUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10772194
    Abstract: A circuit board that includes a substrate that has an upper surface on which a circuit pattern is formed, and a lower surface to which a plurality of bus bars that are spaced apart are fixed; a placement through hole that extends through the upper surface and the lower surface and faces a bus bar of the plurality of bus bars and in which an electronic component is placed; and a terminal conductor foil that protrudes inward into the placement through hole from the lower surface and to which a terminal of the electronic component is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tou Chin, Arinobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10770884
    Abstract: A power supply control apparatus that includes a switching circuit that turns ON or OFF a switch provided at a point along a wire, wherein power supply via the wire is controlled by switching with the switching circuit; a current output circuit configured to output a current whose current value increases as a current value of a current flowing through the wire increases; a resistance circuit through which the current that the current output circuit outputs flows, wherein the resistance circuit includes: a first resistor; and a series circuit of a second resistor and a capacitor that is connected in parallel to the first resistor; and a voltage applying circuit configured to, if an end-to-end voltage value across the resistance circuit becomes higher than or equal to a predetermined voltage value, apply a voltage whose value is higher than the predetermined voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shunichi Sawano, Yuuki Sugisawa
  • Patent number: 10766438
    Abstract: To provide a technique for enabling a single exterior member to be easily used for both a region of a wire harness that is disposed in a flat state and a region thereof that is disposed in a bent state. The wire harness includes an exterior member formed in a sheet shape, and a wire disposed overlapping the exterior member in at least a partial region extending along an extension direction of the wire. At least a part of a portion where an insulating covering of the wire and the exterior member overlap is welded. A partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is in a flat state, and at least another partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is rolled up in a direction intersecting the extension direction of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Hidetoshi Ishida, Masakuni Kasugai
  • Patent number: 10770838
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes a dielectric (10) having conductor accommodation chambers (17) laterally partitioned by a separation wall (15), inner conductors (36) individually accommodated in the conductor accommodation chambers (17), a body (11) made of synthetic resin, constituting the dielectric (10) and formed with the separation wall (15) and the conductor accommodation chambers (17), and a front wall (28) made of synthetic resin, constituting the dielectric (10) and mounted on a front part of the body (11) to close front end openings of the conductor accommodation chambers (17). The separation wall (15) is made of a material having a lower dielectric constant than the front wall (28), and the front wall (28) is made of a material having a higher mechanical strength than the separation wall (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 10769077
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a memory that is configured to store written information and to store a writing program for writing information to the memory; and an electronic control unit that is configured to write information to the memory in accordance with the writing program stored in the memory, wherein: the memory stores a disabling program for disabling overwriting of the information stored in the memory, the electronic control unit disables overwriting of the information stored in the memory in accordance with the disabling program stored in the memory for disablement when writing of the information executed by the electronic control unit is finished, the memory stores reference information to be referred to when the electronic control unit executes writing of information, and the electronic control unit overwrites the reference information stored in the memory with information that is unrelated to the reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10770209
    Abstract: Provided is soft magnetic powder constituted by an Fe alloy containing Si, in which soft magnetic particles of the soft magnetic powder include a SiO2 layer formed on a surface of the particles, and a surface layer formed directly on the SiO2 layer. The surface layer includes a first material that constitutes a matrix and a second material that is dispersed in the matrix. The first material is silicone or phosphate, and the second material is silicone or phosphate and is different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shintaro Nanbara, Kazushi Kusawake, Takashi Takada
  • Patent number: 10766441
    Abstract: A charging rate monitoring apparatus for in-vehicle power supply configured to monitor charging rates of both a first power storage device and a second power storage device that supply power to a load via a power line, the apparatus including: a first switch connected between the power line and the first power storage device; a second switch connected between the power line and the second power storage device; a first monitoring circuit configured to output on/off signals to the first switch; and a second monitoring circuit configured to output on/off signals to the second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiromichi Yasunori
  • Patent number: 10770822
    Abstract: It is aimed to improve assembling workability and the reliability of a shielding function. A shield terminal includes inner conductors (52) to be connected to front end parts of cores (62) of a shielded cable (60), a dielectric (46) configured to accommodate the inner conductors (52), a tubular member (12) constituting an outer conductor (10) and configured to surround and hold the dielectric (46), a lower member (18) separate from the tubular member (12), constituting the outer conductor (10) and including a crimping portion (32) connectable to a shield layer (65) of the shielded cable (60), a first hooking portion (22) formed on a front end part of the lower member (18) and lockable to a rear end edge part of the tubular member (12), and a first guide means (28) configured to guide the lower member (18) to a proper assembly position while allowing the lower member (18) to swing with the first hooking portion (22) as a fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio