Patents Assigned to SMK Corporation
  • Patent number: 11398706
    Abstract: A connector includes: an internal contact disposed at an inner position in a radial direction; an external contact disposed at an outer position in the radial direction; and an insulator disposed between the internal and external contacts. At least one of the internal and external contacts includes, on one side in the axial direction, a mating part to be mated with a corresponding counterpart contact at a predetermined radial contact pressure. The insulator includes a first insulator part exposed to the one side in the axial direction, and a second insulator part disposed on the other side in the axial direction relative to the first insulator part. The first insulator part is made of an elastic material capable of being easily deformed elastically in the radial direction as compared to the second insulator part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Tsuchiya, Norihide Taguchi, Tadahito Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11237070
    Abstract: A sensor connector compatible with various sensor unit repertoires and capable of improving production efficiency is provided. The sensor connector includes terminal modules to be inserted into a module inserted portion, and commonized pogo pin type terminal module is brought into contact with a connection terminal via slide contact segments capable of sliding relative to the connection terminal exposed to a region closer to the module inserted portion. Thus, the sensor connector can be compatible with the sensor unit 1 having various repertoires by changing, for example, the arrangement and the number of poles of the module inserted portions of the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: SMK Corporation, DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Kanazawa, Kiyoshi Asai, Takeshi Horikawa
  • Patent number: 11165204
    Abstract: A connector with enhanced suppression and shieldability of signal interference between signal terminals is provided. A connector includes a ground plate made of conductive metal, the ground plate being placed beside a fitting groove of a socket housing. A plug includes a shield plate made of a conductive plate member beside a plug-side signal terminal, and a surface of the shield plate is opposed to a top end surface of the ground plate. The connector can ensure cooperation between the shield plate and the ground plate and enhance suppression and shieldability of signal interference between the signal terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu Ishida, Toshihiko Kato
  • Patent number: 11146736
    Abstract: Provided is a video imaging device in which, even if a camera module and an imaging device main body are connected only by one coaxial cable, a communication error does not occur between the camera module and the imaging device main body through the coaxial cable. A first superimposition circuit of the camera module superimposes imaging signals sequentially outputted from an imaging unit and imaging operation timing information thereof on a DC power voltage applied to the coaxial cable in a voltage stable period after a lapse of a voltage variation period that is set at a predetermined elapsed time from a time of the turn-on or -off control of the light source. Thus, imaging signals and imaging operation timing information thereof can be outputted to imaging device main body without being affected by variations in DC power voltage due to the turn-on or -off control of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Motohashi, Motohiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11139696
    Abstract: A wireless power supply device includes: a power transmitting antenna; a power supply circuit configured to supply a microwave to the power transmitting antenna; a power receiving antenna; a power receiving circuit configured to receive supply of power of the microwave via the power receiving antenna; a load configured to operate using the power supplied by the power receiving circuit; and an electrically-conductive case surrounded by an electrically-conductive plate in which the power transmitting antenna and the power receiving antenna are accommodated. In the electrically-conductive case, a microwave radiated from the power transmitting antenna is received by the power receiving antenna, and power of the microwave is supplied to the load from the power receiving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Yonezawa
  • Publication number: 20210306695
    Abstract: Provided is a remote controller remotely controls a home appliance connected to a network, the remote controller including: a display module that displays distribution information on content distributed to the home appliance; an operation part that selects the distribution information displayed on the display module; a controller that detects that the distribution information has been selected by the operation part; and a communication module that transmits a request signal requesting to distribute the content of the distribution information, that has been detected by the controller to have been selected, to the home appliance, and receives information of a distribution service name as the distribution information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki KOIKE, Akira FUTAKATA, Shinichi OTSUKA
  • Patent number: 11043769
    Abstract: A first inner housing and a second inner housing are combined to form a combined inner housing, in which the first inner housing having a plurality of mutually independent insertion holes is formed of a first dielectric or an electric conductor, and the second inner housing having a plurality of mutually independent terminal-housing chambers is formed of a second dielectric. Terminals of a twisted-pair cable are inserted and housed one-to-one in the terminal-housing chambers of the combined inner housing. The twist-released sections of sheathed cables of the twisted-pair cable are inserted and housed one-to-one in the insertion holes of the combined inner housing. The combined inner housing is covered with a shield member, and the combined inner housing and the shield member are housed in an outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, SMK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao Kameyama, Tomohiro Imamura, Shogo Uehara, Yasuo Yoshiura, Shuichi Uruwashi, Shinya Okumura
  • Patent number: 11012733
    Abstract: A device controller includes: a determination unit that determines an active device out of a first device including a plurality of ports connectable to a prescribed terminal and a second device connected to the first device through the ports; and a communication unit that transmits to a remote control device a control signal for allocating the active device determined by the determination unit to a device to be operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke Machida
  • Patent number: 10998646
    Abstract: There are provided an electrical connection structure, an electrical connection method and an electric connector capable of improving contact reliability, and an electric device including the electrical connection structure. The electrical connection structure includes a swage part configured to sandwich a first electric conductor and a sheet member having a second electric conductor, and an elastic member provided between the first electric conductor and the sheet member in a sandwiching portion of the swage part, the elastic member being configured to connect between the first electric conductor and the sheet member. The first electric conductor and the second electric conductor are electrically connected to each other via a contact point provided in the first electric conductor and a contact point provided in the second electric conductor in the sandwiching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Koyama, Kiyoshi Asai, Toshihiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10972464
    Abstract: A network system that can easily augment security is provided. The network system includes an information device included in an internal network connected to an external network, the information device transmitting specific information including its own identification information and device information provided in advance, in conformity with a predefined protocol; and a management unit that monitors the internal network, and collects the specific information from the information device in conformity with the predefined protocol. The management unit collects specific information from an unknown information device, notifies a user of an authorization request for the unknown information device on the basis of the collected specific information, and determines whether or not to authorize access of the unknown information device to the internal network, in accordance with a response from the user to the authorization request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Junsoo Kim, Haruhiko Kondo
  • Patent number: D916663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Yanase, Kiyoshi Asai, Naoyuki Ono, Hiroyasu Kamatani
  • Patent number: D917399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Yanase, Kiyoshi Asai, Naoyuki Ono, Hiroyasu Kamatani
  • Patent number: D918146
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Yanase, Kiyoshi Asai, Hiroyasu Kamatani
  • Patent number: D925532
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori Endo, Masataka Maehara
  • Patent number: D948441
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Ryutaro Takano, Kohei Kai
  • Patent number: D948442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Tsuchiya, Fumio Osawa, Tadahito Sasaki
  • Patent number: D948443
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Tsuchiya, Fumio Osawa, Tadahito Sasaki
  • Patent number: D958076
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoji Ochi, Tomoyasu Yanase
  • Patent number: D960099
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Yanase, Kiyoshi Asai, Naoyuki Ono, Hiroyasu Kamatani
  • Patent number: D960105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Imamura, Shuichi Uruwashi, Shinya Okumura