Patents Assigned to Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11990739
    Abstract: A wiring member with a fixing member includes a flat wiring member, and a fixing member. The fixing member includes an attachment part and a fixing part. The attachment part includes an annular part and an annular shape maintaining part. The annular part is capable of changing a state between an annular state and a non-annular state. The annular shape maintaining part is provided at one end portion of the annular part, fastens another end portion of the annular part, and maintains the annular part in the annular state. In a state in which the annular part is in the annular state and the attachment part is attached to the flat wiring member, a part of the flat wiring member to which the attachment part is attached is in a spread state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta Takakura, Miyu Aramaki, Daisuke Ebata, Taku Umehara, Tetsuya Nishimura, Kenta Arai
  • Patent number: 11991815
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit structure having a novel structure that allows heat from a heat-generating component to be dissipated more efficiently. A circuit structure includes: a heat-generating component that generates heat when energized; energization bus bars that are connected to connection portions of the heat-generating component; cooling members that are formed separately from the energization bus bars, and are connected to the connection portions of the heat-generating component along with energization bus bars, and the heat-transfer portions that are provided in the cooling members, and are in heat-conductive contact with a heat-dissipating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koushi Igura, Hiroki Shimoda, Taiji Yanagida, Kazuya Komaki, Ayaka Asano
  • Patent number: 11990255
    Abstract: A wiring member includes a sheet member including a first layer and a second layer, a first wire-like transmission member, and a second wire-like transmission member. A constituent material of the first layer and a constituent material of the second layer are different from each other. A material of a surface of the first wire-like transmission member and a material of a surface of the second wire-like transmission member are different from each other. The first wire-like transmission member is welded to the constituent material of the first layer, and the second wire-like transmission member is welded to the constituent material of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Ryuta Takakura, Tetsuya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11990737
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a case; a power supply circuit; and a branch circuit, wherein the branch circuit includes a detachable overcurrent protection element and branches from the power supply circuit; the case includes a case body, a cover detachably attached to the case body, and a cover sealing member having elasticity; the case body includes a first working hole and houses the power supply circuit and the branch circuit; the first working hole is formed at a position that allows the overcurrent protection element to face outward and is formed with external shape dimensions smaller than external shape dimensions of a ceiling plate; the cover is installed on the case body such that the first working hole is closed; and the cover sealing member is brought into close contact with a peripheral edge portion of the first working hole of the case body and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Fujimura, Hitoshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 11990707
    Abstract: It is aimed to enable a peak value reduction of connection resistance without hindering a connecting operation. A first housing includes an initial position holding portion for holding a movable housing at an initial position and a connection position holding portion for holding the movable housing at a connection position. A facing interval between the movable housing at the initial position and the second housing is narrower than that between a housing body and the second housing, and a facing interval between the movable housing at the connection position and the second housing is equal to that between the housing body and the second housing. The second housing is provided with a holding releasing portion for releasing holding by the initial position holding portion when the movable housing reaches a position just before a proper connection position in a connection process to the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Nozaki
  • Patent number: 11982712
    Abstract: A configuration is adopted in which a terminal module includes a voltage detection terminal having a terminal connection part connected to an electrode terminal and a wire connection part connected to a wire, and a protector housing at least part of the voltage detection terminal, with two liquid draining parts each including a first extension part extending downward in the direction of gravity being provided between the terminal connection part and the wire connection part in the voltage detection terminal, and the protector having a housing part housing the liquid draining parts and accumulating liquid that travels along the first extension part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11984758
    Abstract: A configuration that can increase the reliability of a backup operation is realized in a simpler manner. An in-vehicle backup power source control apparatus includes a first control unit that causes a charge/discharge unit (first discharge unit) to perform a first discharge operation when power supply that is based on a power source unit enters a failure state, and a second control unit that causes a second discharge unit to perform a second discharge operation when power supply that is based on the power source unit enters a failure state and at least the first discharge operation performed by the charge/discharge unit is in an abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisanori Kambara
  • Patent number: 11985006
    Abstract: A relay device to be installed in a vehicle, including: an external wireless communication unit that is configured to perform wireless communication with a communication device that is provided outside of the vehicle; a wired communication unit that is configured to perform wired communication with an ECU for controlling an in-vehicle device that is installed in the vehicle; an in-vehicle wireless communication unit that is configured to perform wireless communication with the ECU; and a communication control unit that is configured to identify information transmitted from the communication device and control communication performed by the wired communication unit or the in-vehicle wireless communication unit in accordance with a result of the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiromichi Yasunori
  • Patent number: 11981272
    Abstract: An exterior member that includes a housing in which a cable is to be housed; a first projection that is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the housing and that is formed so as to protrude toward an inside of the housing from the inner peripheral surface of the housing; and a first radiation film that covers a surface of the first projection and that has a higher emissivity than the surface of the first projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Saito
  • Publication number: 20240154235
    Abstract: A wiring module is attached to a plurality of power storage elements and includes an FPC, a reinforcing plate attached to the FPC, and a protector for holding the FPC and the reinforcing plate. The FPC is electrically connected to electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage elements. The reinforcing plate has an attachment surface to which the FPC is attached. The protector is provided with a mounting recess where the reinforcing plate is mounted. The mounting recess includes a plurality of side surface portions for suppressing displacement of the reinforcing plate in a direction that is perpendicular to a plate thickness direction of the reinforcing plate and an engaging portion for engaging an end portion of the attachment surface and suppressing displacement of the reinforcing plate in the plate thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuya IKEDA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsuhi MIYAZAKI, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20240153671
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire with a water-stopping portion has excellent water-stopping performance and forms quickly, and a wire harness includes the insulated electric wire. An insulated electric wire includes: a conductor wherein multiple metal material elemental wires are twisted together; and an insulation covering covers an outer circumference of the conductor. The insulated electric wire includes an exposed portion wherein the insulation covering is removed; a covered portion wherein the insulation covering covers the conductor, the exposed and covered portions are adjacent to each other in a longitudinal axis direction; and a water-stopping portion wherein gaps between the wires in the exposed portion are filled with a water-stopping agent. At least a portion of the water-stopping agent contacting the wires is made of a resin material that cures upon contact. A wire harness includes the insulated electric wire, and electric connections at both ends, each capable of other device connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro ARAKI, Toyoki FURUKAWA
  • Patent number: 11975663
    Abstract: A wire harness routing apparatus includes a case and a wire harness accommodated in the case. An axial portion is provided inside the case, and the wire harness is wound around the axial portion, and the wire harness includes at least one wire and a protective member that protects the wire. The protective member includes an insertion path through which the wire is inserted, and the insertion path is formed between a sheet-shaped base sheet and a sheet-shaped cover sheet that overlaps the base sheet, and the protective member includes joining portions where the base sheet and the cover sheet are joined together at both lateral edges of the insertion path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Ono, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hirotaka Kato, Nahoko Furuhata
  • Patent number: 11975662
    Abstract: The wire harness 11 disclosed by the present specification includes: a sheet-shaped base member 12; and a plurality of covered electric wires W fixed side by side along the base member 12, in which the transverse cross-sectional area of at least one of the plurality of covered electric wires W is different from the transverse cross-sectional area of another covered electric wire W, and the thickness of the covered electric wire W is substantially the same as the thickness of the covered electric wire W adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Hidetoshi Ishida, Yasuyuki Otsuka, Toyoki Furukawa, Hayato Ooi, Hirotaka Kato
  • Patent number: 11978979
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a connector which can be thinned. A connector is connected to a mating connector in a height direction and includes a wire insertion portion open in a direction orthogonal to the height direction, a wire member being partially inserted into the wire insertion portion, a connector opening open in the height direction, a terminal member of the mating connector being insertable into the connector opening to be electrically connectable to the wire member, and a connector fitting portion to be fit to the mating connector. A range H2 in the height direction of a connector sealing member for sealing between the connector fitting portion and the mating connector is set to at least partially overlap within a range H1 in the height direction of a wire sealing member for sealing between the wire member and the wire insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuya Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20240140332
    Abstract: A wiring member-equipped adherend includes: a wiring member including a sheet and a wire-like transmission member fixed to the sheet; an adherend provided in a position where the wiring member is disposed in a vehicle and fixed to the sheet via a first fixing member; and a cover covering the wire-like transmission member from a side opposite to the sheet. The cover is fixed to the adherend via a second fixing member on at least one side of the wiring member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Daichi FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20240145123
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire includes a flat portion and a low-flatness portion along an axial direction x, having elemental wires constituting a conductor and an insulation coating being continuous with one another. An outer shape of the conductor of the flat portion in a cross-section perpendicular to the axial direction x of the insulated electric wire takes a flat shape, and an outer shape of the conductor of the low-flatness portion takes a shape with flatness lower than the flat portion. In each of the cross-sections of the conductor of the flat portion and the low-flatness portion, deformation ratios of the elemental wires from a circle at width directional end parts, which corresponds to regions facing an outer periphery of the conductor at both ends of the flat shape in a width direction, are lower than the deformation ratios of the elemental wires at a center parts of the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoma SAHASHI, Toyoki FURUKAWA, Yoshitaka YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20240145122
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire containing a conductor having a flat shape and showing excellent selectivity for bending in the height direction of the flat shape, and a wiring harness containing such an insulated electric wire. An insulated electric wire contains a conductor and an insulation cover covering an outer periphery of the conductor. The conductor contains a flat portion which has a flat shape, in a cross section perpendicular to an axial direction of the conductor, having a larger size in a width direction than in a height direction. In the flat portion, a flexural rigidity in the width direction x of the insulated electric wire is 2.6 times or more than a flexural rigidity in the height direction y. The wiring harness contains the insulated electric wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toru SHIMIZU, Toyoki FURUKAWA, Kyoma SAHASHI, Yoshitaka YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11972889
    Abstract: A reactor is provided with a coil including a pair of winding portions arranged in parallel, a magnetic core to be arranged inside and outside the winding portions, a case for accommodating an assembly including the coil and the magnetic core, a leaf spring fitting for pressing the assembly toward an inner bottom surface of the case, and a sealing resin portion to be filled into the case. Each of the winding portions is so arranged that an arrangement direction of the winding portions is along a depth direction of the case. The case includes an opening having a rectangular planar shape. The leaf spring fitting is arranged in a state curved toward the inner bottom surface by having both end parts of the leaf spring fitting directly pressed against parts of inner wall surfaces of the case facing each other in a long side direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehito Kobayashi, Kohei Yoshikawa, Seiji Shitama, Kazuhiro Inaba, Naotoshi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11973264
    Abstract: An antenna module is an antenna module attached to a roof in a vehicle and includes a substrate and a plurality of antennas provided on the substrate, wherein the substrate is kept in a curved state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Takenaka, Norichika Oomi, Kosuke Sone, Suguru Yamagishi, Takanori Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 11970092
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control apparatus is to be mounted in a vehicle having a self-driving function and a driver's seat that can be turned backward, and includes a direction determination unit configured to determine a direction of the driver's seat, and a control unit configured to control an operation of a device mounted in the vehicle in accordance with the direction that is determined by the direction determination unit. In addition, an in-vehicle control apparatus according to the present embodiment is to be mounted in a vehicle having a self-driving function, and includes a self-driving determination unit configured to determine whether the vehicle is self-driving, and a control unit configured to perform control for restricting an operation of a device mounted in the vehicle in accordance with a determination result of the self-driving determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shota Ushiro