Patents Assigned to Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20220377881
    Abstract: A battery wiring module includes a plurality of connecting members to be connected to electrode terminals and a flexible printed circuit board having a plurality of voltage detection lines for detecting the voltages of a plurality of power storage elements via the plurality of connecting members, at least one of the plurality of voltage detection lines being constituted to include a front surface wiring and a back surface wiring respectively formed on a front surface and a back surface of the flexible printed circuit board, and a front-back conduction part passing through the flexible printed circuit board in the plate thickness direction and connecting the front surface wiring and the back surface wiring, and the resistance value per unit length of the front-back conduction part being less than or equal to the maximum resistance value per unit length of the front surface wiring and the back surface wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE
  • Publication number: 20220376419
    Abstract: A terminal that is to be coupled to a mate terminal. The terminal includes a tubular portion and a spring tab. The mate terminal is to be inserted in the tubular portion and the spring tab is within the tubular portion, and includes a spring-side wall, connection wall, a first side wall that is continuous from the connection wall and the spring-side wall, a second side wall that is continuous from the spring-side wall, and an opening limiter portion. The spring tab presses the mate terminal, which is inserted in the tubular portion, from the spring-side wall toward the connection wall. The tubular portion includes a connection portion that connects the spring tab and connection wall. The tubular portion includes the opening limiter portion that contacts the connection portion from an opposite direction from a pressing direction, in which the spring tab presses the mate terminal, toward the connection wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nungna WI, Masaaki TABATA, Hajime MATSUI, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI, Takeshi AMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220376351
    Abstract: A power storage module includes power storage elements having electrode surfaces of positive electrode surfaces and negative electrode surfaces on front and back surfaces thereof, a conductive member electrically connected to the electrode surfaces of the power storage elements, and a wiring module electrically connected to the conductive member. The power storage elements are arranged in an arrangement direction such that the electrode surfaces of the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other are opposed to each other. The electrode surfaces of the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other are electrically connected by the conductive member that is disposed between the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other. The wiring module is disposed between the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other. The conductive member and the wiring module are disposed inside an outline of the power storage elements seen from the arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Takuro KIKUCHI, Satoshi MORIOKA, Daiki TERASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220375645
    Abstract: A wire harness has less differences of the amount of deflection caused by the self weight when the wire harness is constructed by arranging the plurality of the electric wire having the different cross-sectional area of the conductor. A wire harness has first and second electric wires arranged side by side in a direction intersecting an axial direction of the electric wires. Each of the first and second electric wires includes a conductor with a plurality of elemental wires, the second electric wire has a larger conductor cross-sectional area than the first electric wire has, the second electric wire has the larger outer diameter of the elemental wires composing the conductor than the first electric wire has, and the second electric wire contains a same or smaller number of elemental wires composing the conductor in comparison with the first electric wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitoshi IMASATO, Yusuke MAEJIMA, Yasuyuki OTSUKA, Toyoki FURUKAWA, Kyoma SAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220372306
    Abstract: A surface protection composition contains (a) a phosphorus compound represented by formula (1), (b-1) a metal-containing compound or (b-2) an amine compound, (c) a (meth)acrylate having a hydrocarbon chain having 4 or more carbon atoms, (d-1) an acylphosphine oxide photopolymerization initiator and (d-2) an ?-aminoacetophenone photopolymerization initiator. Further, the composition has the compound (d-1) in an amount of 0.1 to 3.0 mass % with respect to the total amount of the composition, compound (d-2) in an amount of 0.1 to 3.0 mass % with respect to the total amount of the composition and a total amount of the compound (d-1) and (d-2) is less than 5.0 mass % with respect to the total amount of the composition. In the above formula, R1 represents a hydrogen atom, R2 represents a hydrocarbon group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, and R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naho YOSHIOKA, Yutaka TAKATA, Naoyuki OSHIUMI, Makoto MIZOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11507365
    Abstract: An on-board update device that acquires an update program transmitted from an external server located outside a vehicle, and performs processing to update a program for an on-board ECU provided in the vehicle, the on-board update device including a control unit that controls transmission of the update program to the on-board ECU, wherein, when the transmission is to be resumed after an interruption of the transmission, if identification information of the on-board ECU is different from the identification information before the interruption of the transmission, the control unit determines that the on-board ECU has been replaced during the interruption of the transmission, and performs predetermined processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taro Itatsu
  • Publication number: 20220368040
    Abstract: A terminal to be coupled to a front end portion of an electric wire. The terminal includes a terminal body and a slider. The terminal body includes a holding section holding a core wire of the electric wire. The slider is movable in a front-rear direction between a first position and a second position that is on a front side with respect to the first position while the slider being fitted on a section of the terminal body including the holding section. The slider includes a pressing portion that presses the holding section toward the electric wire when the slider is at the second position. The slider includes a pressure receiving portion that is pushed from a rear side to move the slider from the first position to the second position. The slider includes a support portion that receives a force applied to the pressure receiving portion that is pushed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nungna WI, Masaaki TABATA, Hajime MATSUI, Shunya TAKEUCHI, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI, Takeshi AMAKAWA
  • Patent number: 11501912
    Abstract: A reactor includes a coil, a magnetic core having an inner core portion arranged inside a winding portion, and an inner interposed member insulating the winding portion from the inner core portion. The inner interposed member includes a thin portion with a small thickness, and a thick portion with a thickness larger than that of the thin portion. The inner core portion includes, on an outer peripheral face facing the inner interposed member, a core-side projecting portion with a shape conforming to a shape of the inner peripheral face of the thin portion. The thickness of the thin portion is 0.2 mm or more and 1.0 mm or less, and the thickness of the thick portion is 1.1 mm or more and 2.5 mm or less. There is a clearance in at least part of a portion between the inner interposed member and the winding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Kusawake, Shintaro Nanbara
  • Patent number: 11502432
    Abstract: A wiring module to be attached to a plurality of power elements which store or generate power includes a bus bar connecting the power elements to each other or connecting the power element and a load to each other, an abnormality detection element detecting an abnormality of the power element, and an insulating protector holding the bus bar and the abnormality detection element. The insulating protector is integrally provided with a first holding shaft portion and a second holding shaft portion which position and hold the bus bar by fitting the bus bar there onto, and an element holding portion which position and hold the abnormality detection element by fitting the abnormality detection element there into.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Yusuke Suzuki, Atsushi Yamanaka, Takeo Kakishima
  • Patent number: 11501635
    Abstract: A vehicle-vehicle communication system performs wireless communication between multiple vehicles each having an in-vehicle communication apparatus that transmits and receives information using a wireless signal. The vehicle-vehicle communication system includes a roadside communication apparatus including a roadside reception unit receiving information transmitted by the in-vehicle communication apparatus using a wireless signal and a roadside transmission unit transmitting the information received by the roadside reception unit using a wireless signal, and relays communication between multiple vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Kodama
  • Patent number: 11502378
    Abstract: A connection module can be attached to an electricity storage element group in which a plurality of electricity storage elements each including a positive and a negative electrode terminal are aligned, the connection module including: a bus bar including a pair of terminal connection portions that are to be respectively connected to the electrode terminals of the adjacent electricity storage elements; and an insulating protector that is to be fixed to the electricity storage element group, wherein the insulating protector includes an accommodation frame inside of which the bus bar is disposed; and retaining portions that prevent the bus bar from coming off in the left-right direction inside the accommodation frame, and a tolerance absorbing clearance is provided between each of the retaining portions and the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11501894
    Abstract: A wiring member includes a plurality of wire-like transmission member groups, a plurality of connectors, and a base member. Each of the plurality of wire-like transmission member groups includes a plurality of wire-like transmission members. End portions of the wire-like transmission members are connected to the plurality of connectors. The base member planarly positions and holds at least intermediate parts of the plurality of wire-like transmission member groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta Takakura, Tetsuya Nishimura, Housei Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11501891
    Abstract: A plurality of wire-like transmission members is easily fixed to a base member. The wiring member includes an assembled wire made up of a plurality of bundled wire-like transmission members and a base member in which the assembled wire is fixed on the main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Daichi Fukushima, Makoto Higashikozono, Housei Mizuno, Miyu Aramaki, Kyousyou Kou
  • Patent number: 11501898
    Abstract: A wire harness includes: an electrical wire including a core wire and an insulating covering for covering the core wire; and a sheet material in which the electrical wire is disposed on a resin main surface, and a part of the main surface having contact with the electrical wire is welded to the insulating covering of the electrical wire, thereby forming an electrical wire fixing part. A thickness dimension of a first covering part in the insulating covering on a side of the electrical wire fixing part in relation to the core wire is formed smaller than a thickness dimension of a second covering part located on an opposite side of the core wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Daichi Fukushima, Miyu Aramaki
  • Patent number: 11501907
    Abstract: A reactor includes a coil, a magnetic core having an inner core portion inside a winding portion, and an inner interposed member insulating the winding portion from the inner core portion. The inner interposed member includes a thin portion with a small thickness formed by a recess, and a thick portion with a thickness larger than that of the thin portion. The inner core portion includes a core-side projecting portion with a shape conforming to a shape of the inner peripheral face of the thin portion. The thickness of the thin portion is 0.2 mm or more and 1.0 mm or less, and the thickness of the thick portion is 1.1 mm or more and 2.5 mm or less. Clearances are in part of a portion between the inner core portion and the inner interposed member and of a portion between the inner interposed member and the winding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Kusawake, Shintaro Nanbara
  • Patent number: 11495388
    Abstract: A reactor has a coil and a loop-shaped magnetic core disposed extending inside and outside the coil. The coil has two winding portions that are disposed laterally side-by-side, and the magnetic core has two inner core portions that are disposed inside the winding portions, and two outer core portions that are disposed outside the winding portions and connect end portions of the two inner core portions. The reactor includes an inner resin portion obtained by filling a space between inner peripheral faces of the winding portions and the inner core portions, end face intervening members disposed between end faces of the winding portions and the outer core portions, and spacer pieces that are integrated with the end face intervening members and are disposed extending between an entirety of mutually opposing inward faces of the two winding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Hirabayashi, Seiji Shitama
  • Patent number: 11495386
    Abstract: A reactor including: a coil including a pair of winding portions that are arranged side by side; a magnetic core including inner core portions that are provided inside the winding portions, and an outer core portion that is exposed to the outside from the winding portions; and a casing that houses a combined member that includes the coil and the magnetic core combined with each other. The casing includes: a bottom plate on which the combined member is placed; and a side wall that stands on the bottom plate, and the side wall is provided with a cutout for the core, through which at least a portion of the outer core portion is exposed to the outside of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shintaro Nanbara, Kazushi Kusawake, Yusaku Maeda
  • Patent number: 11491877
    Abstract: A protection circuit of an in-vehicle battery has a detection unit that detects at least the temperature of the in-vehicle battery, and a control unit that controls a first relay and a second relay. The control unit performs a first switching control when either the temperature or the output current of the in-vehicle battery detected by the detection unit is in a first abnormality range in a case where the first relay is on and the second relay is off, and performs a second switching control when the temperature of the in-vehicle battery detected by the detection unit is within the first abnormality range or within the second abnormality range after the first switching control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20220352701
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wiring member equipped-adherend includes: a step (a) providing at least one heat generation body generating heat by induction heating between a wiring member including at least one wire-like transmission member and a fixation surface of an adherend; a step (b) providing a magnetic field generation source on a side of the adherend with respect to the wiring member; a step (c) generating a magnetic field fluctuating by the magnetic field generation source; a step (d) making the heat generation body generate heat by induction heating caused by the magnetic field fluctuating by the magnetic field generation source; and a step (e) fixing the wiring member to the fixation surface of the adherend by heat generation in the heat generation body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka KATO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kosuke SONE
  • Patent number: 11485300
    Abstract: The wire harness protector includes: electrical wiring insertion parts in which electrical wirings constituting a wire harness are divided and housed, wherein electrical wiring insertion parts are arranged in parallel, at least one side of an arrangement direction of electrical wiring insertion parts is a branch direction of the electrical wirings, at least one branch electrical wiring window is provided in each of the electrical wiring insertion parts except for one of the electrical wiring insertion parts located farthest from the branch direction to extending in a longitudinal direction and be opened in both side surfaces, into which branch electrical wirings made up of a part of the electrical wirings can be inserted, and the branch electrical wiring insertion window is provided in at least a side surface on a side of the branch direction of one of the electrical wiring insertion parts located farthest from the branch direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta Takakura, Shigeki Ikeda, Tetsuya Nishimura, Takayuki Suzuki, Housei Mizuno