Patents Assigned to Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11128112
    Abstract: A wire harness routing device has a wire harness, one end of which is connected to a slider that is slidably attached to a rail and the other end of which is drawn out from the rail, a folding guide part that curves the wire harness that is drawn out from the rail and folds it in the direction along the rail, and an accommodation part that has a bottom wall and a side wall that rises up from the side edges of the bottom wall. The wire harness has a straight line-shaped linear part that is disposed along the rail, and a curved part that is further folded back to conform to the opposed side of the folding guide part of the linear part, a slidable holding member, and a separation guide part that separates the linear part from the side wall is provided on the slidable holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Hisashi Sawada, Kazuyoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 11127553
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a wire in which a conductive core wire is coated with an insulating coating that is insulative, a terminal connection portion to be connected to an electrode terminal, a core wire connection portion of a connecting piece that is provided continuously with the terminal connection portion and connected to the core wire that is exposed from the insulating coating at a terminal of the wire, and a second coating holding portion that is provided side by side with the core wire connection portion in an extending direction of the wire and holds the insulating coating of the wire, and the wire arranged between the core wire connection portion and the second coating holding portion includes a fuse portion in which a diameter of the core wire is reduced in a state of being exposed from the insulating coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES. LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11128079
    Abstract: A connector, including: a first connector including a first housing and a tubular first shield made of metal and supported in the first housing; a second connector including a second housing to be coupled to the first housing and a tubular second shield made of metal and provided in the second housing, an axial end of the second shield r being arranged to overlap the first shield in a radial direction; an obliquely wound spring arranged between the first shield and the second shield in the radial direction, the obliquely wound spring making the first and second shields electrically conductive with each other; and a retainer made of an insulator, the retainer including a spring holder that holds the obliquely wound spring, the retainer being provided between the first shield and the second shield in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Ono, Nobuyuki Akiba
  • Patent number: 11117531
    Abstract: Provided is a technique suitable for fixing, to a vehicle, a part of a wire harness that is maintained in a bent state, and thereafter straightening the wire harness and mounting the wire harness to a vehicle. A wire harness module includes: a wire harness including a plurality of wires; and a plurality of vehicle fixation components that are attached to the wire harness and are attachable to a vehicle. In a state in which at least one of the plurality of vehicle fixation components stays fixable to the vehicle, at least one of the plurality of vehicle fixation components keeps the wire harness in a bent form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Xueqing Dong, Hidetoshi Ishida
  • Patent number: 11121433
    Abstract: A wiring module configured to connect a power storage element group including power storage elements to external member includes: a connection member that connects electrodes of a pair of the power storage elements; an insulating protector that is attached to an electrode surface of the power storage element group and that houses the connection member; an electric cable that includes one end to be connected to a terminal electrode of the power storage element group and another end to be connected to the external member, and that is folded back from the one end to the other end; and a holding part that is provided to the insulating protector, and is configured to hold the electric cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS. LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES. LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIK KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiji Yanagida, Shinichi Takase, Yasuhiko Kotera, Yoshiaki Kuroyanagi, Koichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11120947
    Abstract: Provided is a connection structure for connecting electrodes of a plurality of capacitors, including: a circuit board that includes power source patterns and through holes into which the electrodes are inserted, the circuit board being placed on the capacitors; bolts that include shaft portions that are inserted into the through holes and are screwed into the electrodes of the capacitors and head portions that are formed integrally with the shaft portions and press the power source patterns to the electrodes via the circuit board, and spacer portions that are arranged in the through holes and support the bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sumida
  • Patent number: 11121630
    Abstract: An in-vehicle DC-DC converter includes a gain setting unit that sets a gain to be used for feedback computation, a duty ratio determination unit that determines a duty ratio, and a drive unit that outputs, to a switching element, a PWM signal that is based on the duty ratio to be used determined by the duty ratio determination unit. The duty ratio determination unit includes a computation unit that repeatedly performs feedback computation for calculating a duty ratio of a PWM signal, so as to approximate a voltage value of an output-side conductive path to a target voltage value, based on a voltage value detected by the voltage detection unit and the gain to be used set by the gain setting unit. The gain setting unit sets the gain to be used, based on a voltage value detected by the voltage detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11121500
    Abstract: A connector that includes a male connector; and a female connector including a housing to be fit to the male connector along a connecting direction, wherein: a first connector of the male connector and the female connector is fixed with a second connector of the male connector and the female connector connected and, a rigidity k [N/m] satisfies k<360000 when the second connector is distorted at a test speed of 1 mm/min in a direction intersecting the connecting direction and satisfies k?(2.0×107)×m, where m [kg] denotes a mass of the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Tomoyuki Sakata, Hiromu Otani, Takehide Terasawa, Keiichi Nakamura, Takahiko Saitou
  • Publication number: 20210276467
    Abstract: An armrest includes a first branch cable and a second branch cable, a frame, a skin covering the frame, and a foamed resin material. The frame includes a first routing section and a second routing section in which the first branch cable and the second branch cable are arranged, respectively. The foamed resin material is disposed on an inner side of the skin. The first branch cable and the second branch cable are disposed within the foamed resin material in the first routing section and the second routing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takahiko ENDO, Keiji MAKINO, Jun JIN, Takemasa OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210276500
    Abstract: A fixing structure of a wiring member includes a plate-like member provided in a vehicle, a wiring member disposed on a main surface of the plate-like member, and a fixing member fixing the wiring member to the plate-like member. The fixing member includes a housing part inserted into the plate-like member, a locking protrusion provided to extend outward from the housing part, and a protrusion extension part housed in the housing part and spreading the locking protrusion outside to lock the locking protrusion inside the plate-like member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Syo SHIRATORI, Satoshi UJITA, Housei MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 11110817
    Abstract: Provided is an equalization control device that can perform ex-post adjustment of a threshold serving as a reference when equalizing cell voltages of multiple cells. An equalization control device has a voltage detection unit that individually detects each cell voltage in a plurality of cells, an individual discharge unit that individually discharges each cell, a setting unit that sets, in an updatable manner, a threshold as a reference value for comparing with the cell voltage detected by the voltage detection unit, and a control unit that controls the individual discharge unit. The control unit compares each cell voltage detected by the voltage detection unit with the threshold set by the setting unit, and performs control to selectively discharge a discharge target cell having a larger cell voltage than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Koda, Shigeyuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 11110871
    Abstract: An ECU compares a plurality of pieces of data that include the same identification information if they are received within a preset time range. If it is determined, as a result of the comparison, that there are one or more data groups each consisting of data having the same content, and the number of largest data groups with the largest number of pieces of data among the one or more data groups is one, the ECU selects data included in the largest data group as proper data. In the ECU, if it is determined that, as a result of comparison, that there is no data group, or the number of largest data groups is greater than one, the contents of the plurality of pieces of data received within the time range are ignored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210273378
    Abstract: A wiring member includes a wire-like transmission member, a holding member, and a connector. The holding member is configured to hold the wire-like transmission member two-dimensionally in a positioned state. The connector is attached to an end portion of the wire-like transmission member. The connector is provided with an orientation recognition mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki HIRAI, Housei MIZUNO, Koichiro GOTO, Junichi SHIRAKAWA, Motohiro YOKOI, Kenta ITO, Suguru YASUDA, Yoshitaka KAMI, Yasushi NOMURA, Sofia BARILLARO
  • Publication number: 20210268975
    Abstract: A vehicle including: a battery box inside of which a plurality of battery cells are provided, auxiliary equipment that can operate using electrical power, a travel system that can travel using electrical power, and a branch box that electrically connects the battery cells and the auxiliary equipment, and that electrically connects the battery cells and the travel system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro HAGI, Akio ISHIHARA, Tomohiro TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210273351
    Abstract: An electric cable including a terminal includes an electric wire and a female terminal. The female terminal includes a first holding portion and a second holding portion that hold the electric wire. The female terminal includes a first pressing portion and the second pressing portion pressing the first holding portion and the second holding portion toward the electric wire. The first holding portion and the second holding portion include a first protrusion and a second protrusion, respectively. The first protrusion and the second protrusion protrude toward the electric wire. A core wire of the electric wire includes a recess in which the first protrusion and the second protrusion are fitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya MIYAMURA, Hideki MATSUNAGA, Takamaru AMANO, Masaaki TABATA, Yasuo OMORI, Teruo HARA, Shunya TAKEUCHI, Takeshi MISAIJI, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210273432
    Abstract: A support member-attached wiring member includes: a wiring member flatly formed; a support member including a fitting part formed into a cylindrical shape opening in one portion in a circumferential direction so as to be able to be fitted to an outer peripheral part of a rod-like member; a penetration part passing through the wiring member in a state where the wiring member is disposed on an outer side of the support member; and a retaining part which does not pass through the wiring member but is provided on an outer side of the wiring member to prevent the penetration part from coming out of the wiring member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Syo SHIRATORI, Housei MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 11104282
    Abstract: A circuit assembly where the circuit board includes a first surface and a second surface that is opposite to the first surface and on which a plurality of bus bars are routed, the inductor includes a main body and a terminal that is led out from the main body and has a shape that is bent toward the circuit board, and a leading end of the terminal is connected through a screwing member to a bus bar of the plurality of bus bars exposed from an opening provided on the circuit board, the screwing member is held in an insulating holder housed in a housing recess provided in the heat dissipation plate, and the heat dissipation plate is overlaid so as to transfer heat on the circuit board on the second surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Ota, Shigeki Yamane, Hirotoshi Maeda, Toshiyuki Tsuchida, Junya Aichi
  • Patent number: 11107602
    Abstract: An electric wire conductor capable of achieving both flexibility and a space-saving property, a covered electric wire and a wiring harness including such an electric wire conductor. The electric wire conductor contains a wire strand containing a plurality of elemental wires twisted together, and has a flat portion where a cross-section intersecting an axial direction of the wire strand has a flat shape. A covered electric wire contains the electric wire conductors and an insulator covering the electric wire conductors. A wiring harness contains such covered electric wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hayato Ooi, Yasuyuki Ootsuka, Kinji Taguchi, Toru Tanji
  • Publication number: 20210267057
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board includes: a proximal end portion; a left strip portion and a right strip portion that extend in the rear direction from the proximal end portion; and conductive paths, a portion of which is provided spanning from the proximal end portion to the left strip portion, and another portion of which is provided spanning from the proximal end portion to the right strip portion. In portions of the conductive path in the left strip portion and the right strip portion, strip side connecting portions that are electrically connected to electrode terminals of electricity storage devices are provided. In the left strip portion, a deformation portion that deforms to increase the distance between the left strip portion and the right strip portion is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hideaki NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20210262591
    Abstract: A support structure of a wiring member includes an attaching target member and a wiring member attached to the attaching target member. The wiring member includes a plurality of electrical wires and a plurality of electrical wire holding parts each holding some of the plurality of electrical wires and having a ceiling wall located on an opposite side of the some of the plurality of electrical wires from the attaching target member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta TAKAKURA, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Syo SHIRATORI, Housei MIZUNO