Patents Assigned to Mitsuba Corporation
  • Patent number: 10978931
    Abstract: A damper member (80) is provided between the worm wheel (39) and the output member (70), and elastically deformed by a relative rotation of the worm wheel (39) and the output member (70), a gap portion (SP) is provided between the worm wheel (39) and the output member (70), a portion (DP) bulged by elastic deformation of the damper member (80) is housed in the gap portion (SP), the portion (DP) bulged by elastic deformation of the damper member (80) does not push the output member (70) away from the worm wheel (39). Therefore, although it has the damper member (80), it is not necessary to fix the output member (70) so as to prevent the output member (70) from being moved in an axial direction of a support shaft by using a fixing member on the basis of a conventional manner, thereby making it possible to reduce the intensity of the support shaft, and consequently, it is possible to realize excellent shock resistance and silence, and cost reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Uchimura, Taihei Kagawa
  • Publication number: 20210078543
    Abstract: Provided is a windshield wiper arm. This windshield wiper arm includes: an arm head (10); a shank; an arm piece connected to the windshield wiper blade; a washer nozzle which sprays a washer liquid onto the wiping surface; and a hose. The hose is divided into a first hose disposed along the arm head and a second hose disposed within the vehicle body. The first hose and the second hose are connected in a manner that washer liquid can flow from one hose to the other via a joint member (70). The arm head (10) has an opening part (10A) which opens on a fastening part 11 side, and the joint member (70) is mounted to the arm head (10) in a manner that the part of the joint member (70) that connects with the second hose penetrates the opening part (10A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: MITSUBA CORPORATION, Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Nobukazu MANAGI, Keisuke KONDOU, Ippei YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210061230
    Abstract: Motor device includes: motor part including armature shaft; speed reduction mechanism which includes worm and worm wheel and outputs the rotation of the armature shaft at reduced speed; gear case which is provided with bottom part and opening part and accommodates the worm and worm wheel in rotatable manner; gear cover which covers the opening part of the gear case; circuit board which is arranged between the speed reduction mechanism and the gear cover; and board cover which is arranged between the circuit board and the speed reduction mechanism. The board cover is provided with positioning protrusion part protruding toward the gear case, the gear case is provided with positioning recess part into which the positioning protrusion part is press-fit, and the bottom surface of the positioning recess part and the tip surface of the positioning protrusion part press-fit into the positioning recess part face each other with gap therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventor: OSAMU NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210066994
    Abstract: A motor device is provided. A grommet member (80) is equipped with a pair of motor-side lip seals (82a1, 82a2) which elastically deform in the insertion direction of an external connector (CN) into a connector member (60), and are adhered to a connector cover part (71) (contact surface 70a) of the cover member (70); hence, it is possible to configure in a manner such that the mounting direction of the grommet member (80) onto a gear case (31), and the adhesion direction of the pair of motor-side lip seals (82a1, 82a2) to the cover member (70), or in other words, the direction in which sealing properties increase, are the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi SUTO, Naoki OGATA
  • Publication number: 20210066993
    Abstract: A motor device and a method for producing same are provided. A connector storage unit (33d) and a substrate storage unit (33c) which are provided in a gear case (31) open in a direction (axial direction of output shaft) which intersects the axial direction of an armature shaft. As a result, when assembling a motor device (10), it is possible to store a connector member (60) and a control substrate (50) in the connector storage unit (33d) and the substrate storage unit (33c), which have comparatively large openings, by insertion therein from the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi SUTO, Yuichi TAKAMURA, Naoki OGATA
  • Patent number: 10907395
    Abstract: An opening-closing body control device is provided, including a switch unit provided between a power supply device and a drive source, a control unit configured to electrically connect or cut off the connection between the power supply device and the drive source by controlling a conductive state or a cut-off state of the switch unit, a voltage restriction unit configured to restrict a generated voltage of the drive source generated when the drive source is rotated by an external force to a predetermined voltage in a case in which the connection between the power supply device and the drive source is cut off, and a current detection unit configured to detect a generated current output from the drive source when the generated voltage is restricted to the predetermined voltage, wherein the control unit electrically connects the power supply device to the drive source by controlling the switch unit to be in the conductive state in response to the generated current being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kishino, Takayuki Ikeda, Masahiro Fueki, Takashi Kimura, Ikuharu Yokozawa
  • Publication number: 20210028678
    Abstract: A motor includes: a stator having teeth protruding radially inward from the inner peripheral surface of a stator core; coils wound on the teeth; a shaft rotating on the inside radially of the stator core; a rotor core affixed to the shaft and radially centered on the rotation axis of the shaft; permanent magnets arranged on the outer peripheral surface of the rotor core; projecting poles which are formed projecting radially outward between the permanent magnets adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction of the outer peripheral surface of the rotor core, and with which the projecting contact surfaces of the permanent magnets are in contact. The stator is formed by stacking electromagnetic steel sheets in the direction of the rotation axis of the shaft. At least one of the axial ends of each of the permanent magnets projects further than an axial end of the rotor core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo OHORI
  • Patent number: 10900270
    Abstract: A tubular housing, a motor part that is provided in the housing, and an end damper and a damper member, one of each is provided on opposing ends of the motor part in an axial direction of the motor part and absorbs vibration, wherein the motor part is supported in a floating state by the housing via the end damper and the damper member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Takizawa, Takayuki Ikeda, Yoshitaka Sekine, Masazumi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Matsuzaki, Arata Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20210021178
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a manufacturing method of a touch sensor unit that includes a tubular insulator housing a plurality of electrodes, and the plurality of electrodes housed in the tubular insulator are prevented from being fixed in a short-circuited state by the resin flowing into the tubular insulator. The manufacturing method of the touch sensor unit includes: a first process of disposing an end of a sensor holder, a resistor, connection wires, and a separator, which are included in a mold part provided at an end of the touch sensor unit, in a mold; and a second process of supplying molten resin into the mold in a state where the tubular insulator housing linear electrodes is pressed from an outer side of the sensor holder in the mold. In the second process, the tubular insulator is pressed within a range where the tubular insulator and an insertion protrusion overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: TSUYOSHI MARUYAMA, YASUHIRO ORIHARA, YOHEI INAGAKI
  • Publication number: 20210021183
    Abstract: The motor is provided with: a rotor core; permanent magnets disposed on the outer circumferential surface of the rotor core and magnetized in parallel orientation; and a salient pole saliently formed between the permanent magnets. The ratio of the number of magnetic poles of the permanent magnets to the number of teeth is 2:3. Sloped surfaces are formed on the side surfaces of the permanent magnets in the circumferential direction. The angle ?2 between lines L3 and lines L2 is an electrical angle of 13° or more, said lines L3 connecting outer circumferential corner portions where the sloped surfaces and the outer circumferential surface are connected to each other and the shaft center, said lines L2 connecting the radial direction outermost side of the circumferential side surface of the salient pole and the shaft center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo OHORI
  • Publication number: 20210021174
    Abstract: A deceleration mechanism is provided with first and second gears, a first tooth part arranged in the first gear and extending spirally in an axial direction of the first gear, an engagement projected part arranged on the first tooth part, second tooth parts arranged on the second gear, and an engagement recessed part arranged between the adjacent second tooth parts. The engagement projected part is formed in an arc shape in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the first gear and has a curvature center eccentric from a rotation center of the first gear. The second tooth parts are inclined with respect to the axial direction of the first gear and arranged in a circumferential direction of the second gear. The engagement projected part is formed in an arc-shape in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the first gear and engaged with the engagement projected part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki KOJIMA, Motoaki KOBAYASHI, Teppei TOKIZAKI, Yoshichika KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210010827
    Abstract: The disclosure realizes a touch sensor unit including a mold part that can restrict the movement of a sensor body embedded in a sensor holder. A touch sensor unit includes a sensor body, a sensor holder in which the sensor body is embedded, and a resistor disposed outside the sensor holder and electrically connected to the sensor body. The sensor body includes a tubular insulator that is elastically deformed when an external force is applied, and a plurality of linear electrodes that are provided inside the tubular insulator and come into contact with each other as the tubular insulator is elastically deformed. At least an end of the sensor holder, an end of the tubular insulator protruding from an end surface of the sensor holder, and the resistor are molded together with a mold part which is a resin molded body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: TSUYOSHI MARUYAMA, YASUHIRO ORIHARA, YOHEI INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 10890243
    Abstract: The motor with deceleration mechanism includes: a motor shaft (11), which is accommodated in a motor case (21) and in which an axial end portion (11a) is formed into a spherical shape; a worm, arranged on the motor shaft (11); a worm wheel, accommodated in a gear frame and engaging with the worm; a radial bearing (41), rotatably supporting the motor shaft (11); and a first thrust bearing (42), which is disposed inside the motor case (21), and in which a shaft facing surface (42s) facing the axial end portion (11a) of the motor shaft (11) and a counter shaft facing surface (42c) on the opposite side are respectively formed spherically; an average sliding radius between the first thrust bearing (42) and the motor case (21) is larger than an average sliding radius between the first thrust bearing (42) and the motor shaft (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Sakata, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Satoru Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210006136
    Abstract: The disclosure improves the flexibility of arrangement of a separator provided at an end of a touch sensor unit to ensure electrical insulation. A sensor body included in a touch sensor unit includes a tubular insulator that is elastically deformed when an external force is applied; linear electrodes that are provided inside the tubular insulator and come into contact with each other as the tubular insulator is elastically deformed; a resistor disposed on an outer side of an end of the tubular insulator; connection wires connecting the linear electrodes and the resistor; a separator interposed between the connection wires and preventing contact between the connection wires; a mold part including at least the connection wires, the resistor, and the separator; and a cover member covering at least a part of the connection wires, the resistor, and the separator via the mold part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: TSUYOSHI MARUYAMA, YASUHIRO ORIHARA, YOHEI INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 10876595
    Abstract: A speed reducer-attached motor includes a rotation shaft on which a worm gear is provided and which is supported rotatably around a central axis via a plurality of bearings, a motor part that is driven to be rotated around the rotation shaft as a central axis, a speed reducer part that includes at least one or more gears which include a worm wheel that is engaged with the worm gear, and a casing on which a shaft accommodation groove that accommodates the rotation shaft, a bearing accommodation recess part that accommodates the bearing, and an accommodation recess part that accommodates the speed reducer part are formed, wherein the shaft accommodation groove, the bearing accommodation recess part, and the accommodation recess part open at a top surface portion side of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Sugiyama, Yoshichika Kawashima, Yosuke Harigai, Masaki Hayata
  • Patent number: 10863141
    Abstract: A vehicle monitor system includes: a detection unit that detects a vehicle located on the rear lateral side of a host vehicle; a rear lateral imaging unit that images a prescribed angle range on the rear lateral side of the host vehicle; a display unit that displays an image captured by the rear lateral imaging unit; and an image processor that extracts a first image in a range of a first angle with reference to a rear side of the host vehicle from the captured image, and displays the extracted first image on the display unit, wherein when the vehicle is detected by the detection unit, the image processor extracts the first image and a second image in a range of a second angle greater than the first angle with reference to the rear side from the captured image, and displays the first and second images on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Sumiyasu Izumi, Hitoshi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10851577
    Abstract: Provided is an opening/closing apparatus for vehicles which reduces the size and weight by reducing the number of components and suppresses rattling of an opening/closing body through sliding resistance of cables. A guide plate is provided between a drum and a pulley to direct orientation of a closing-side cable and an opening-side cable drawn out from the drum to the pulley. The guide plate has a sliding contact curved surface with which the cables and are brought into sliding contact, and the guide plate is provided on a swing arm of a pulley case in which the pulley is rotatably housed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Gokan, Yoshitaka Urano
  • Publication number: 20200373809
    Abstract: Because the pressure angle ?° (=12°) of teeth (47) of a worm wheel (46) is larger than the pressure angle ?° (=11°) of teeth (45) of a worm (44), tips of the teeth (47) of the worm wheel (46) can be more tapered as compared with a case in which the pressure angle of the teeth of the worm and the pressure angle of the teeth of the worm wheel are the same angle (the conventional case). Thereby, it is possible to ensure non-contact of teeth, which had been variable in terms of contact and non-contact in the case of the conventional form, even if there has been non-uniformity in the teeth (47) of the worm wheel (46).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki UCHIMURA, Kazuaki AOKI
  • Patent number: 10843664
    Abstract: A gear side feeding terminal (73U, 73V, 73W) connected to a motor side feeding terminal (36U, 36V, 36W) provided to the end portion of a stator (32) in the axial direction of the stator (32) from the axial direction of a rotor (38) is provided on a control board (70) for controlling the rotor (38), housed in a gear case (61) so as to be stacked on a speed reduction mechanism (SD) from the direction crossing the axial direction of the rotor (38). In this manner, the wiper motor is composed of a brushless wiper motor (20), and it is unnecessary to provide the gear side feeding terminal (73U, 73V, 73W) so as to avoid the control board (70). Accordingly, it is possible to prevent electric noises, and provide a wiper motor reduced in size and weight, and since it is unnecessary to form a clearance in the control board (70), it is possible to provide a wiper motor further improved in degree of freedom for designing the control board (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Shoda, Yukiyoshi Iso, Osamu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10848035
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a terminal that includes a plurality of electrically conductive plate materials, a base member on which the terminal is provided, and an electronic component that includes a plurality of electronic elements which are electrically connected to the terminal, wherein a window part from which part of the terminal is exposed is formed on the base member so as to penetrate in a thickness direction of the base member, and an extension electronic component arrangement part is provided on the base member, and wherein the electronic component is electrically connected to the terminal that is exposed from the window part, and an electronic component is electrically connectable selectively between a plurality of bus bars by the extension electronic component arrangement part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiaki Koshio, Takahiko Ogane, Wataru Kusumoto, Masamichi Ishii