Patents Assigned to Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10734762
    Abstract: A connector housing (20) includes a housing body (21) to which a mating connector housing is to be fit from front. A lock arm (40) has front and rear ends fixed to the housing body (21). A lock (42) is provided in a central part of the lock arm (40) in the front-rear direction and is configured to lock the mating connector housing. A pressing surface (43) is on a rear end part of the lock arm (40) and is configured to displace the lock (42) in an unlocking direction by being pressed. A coupling portion (44) couples the pressing surface (43) to the central part of the lock arm (40) in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Kanemura, Teruo Hara, Hidekazu Matsuda, Ai Hirano, Yuichi Nakanishi, Shohei Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10734754
    Abstract: A cover that includes a main body covering to be attached to a connector main body including an insertion hole through which a bolt for attaching to a device can be inserted; and a bolt covering that is formed integrally with the main body covering and is for covering a head of the bolt inserted through the insertion hole, wherein: the main body covering includes: a cylindrical covering for covering the connector main body; and a fixing member for fixing the covering in a fastened state to the connector main body, the bolt covering is formed so as to extend outward in a radial direction of the covering from an outer circumferential surface of the covering, and the bolt covering is an integral product made of elastic synthetic resin that is formed integrally with the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200243216
    Abstract: A wire harness, including: a first conductor including a first connection; a second conductor including a second connection that is connected to the first connection; an adhered member that is disposed on an outer circumference of a connection part between the first connection and the second connection; and an interposed member that is interposed between the connection part and the adhered member, the adhered member being adhered on an outer circumferential surface of the interposed member, wherein the interposed member has rigidity to maintain a certain shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo FUJIOKA, Hirokazu NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200238930
    Abstract: In a vehicle-mounting structure disclosed by the present specification, a housing (20) of an electric power controller (5) is supported above an in-vehicle transaxle via a bracket having an insulative vibration-proof material. The housing (20) and the transaxle are connected to each other by power cables (19). A braided wire (17) for grounding is routed along the power cables (19). A connector (10) of the power cables (19) has a resin flange (112) on a surface thereof that is joined to the housing (20). The connector (10) is fixed to the housing (20) by bolts (12a and 13a) that penetrate the flange (112). An end fitting (16) of the braided wire (17) is attached to the flange (112). The end fitting (16) and the bolt (13a) are electrically connected to each other by a conductive plate (14a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenshi YAMANAKA, Shinichi MIURA, Keisuke SAWAZAKI, Yasuhiro KUDO, Kan MURAI
  • Patent number: 10723289
    Abstract: Provided is a combination cable for a vehicle that is capable of reducing noise interference and cross-talk between twisted pair wires. The combination cable for a vehicle includes a wire bundle and a sheath covering the wire bundle. The wire bundle includes a two-core first twisted pair wire, a two-core second twisted pair wire, a one-core first wire, and a one-core second wire. When viewed in cable cross-section, the wire bundle has the first twisted pair wire disposed on one side of a center line that runs from a center of the first wire to a center of the second wire, and has the second twisted pair wire disposed on the other side of the center line, and the first twisted pair wire and the second twisted pair wire are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kenta Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200234841
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy wire composed of an aluminum alloy, wherein the aluminum alloy contains more than or equal to 0.03 mass % and less than or equal to 1.5 mass % of Mg, more than or equal to 0.02 mass % and less than or equal to 2.0 mass % of Si, and a remainder of Al and an inevitable impurity, Mg/Si being more than or equal to 0.5 and less than or equal to 3.5 in mass ratio, and the aluminum alloy wire has a dynamic friction coefficient of less than or equal to 0.8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Misato KUSAKARI, Tetsuya KUWABARA, Yoshihiro NAKAI, Taichiro NISHIKAWA, Yasuyuki OTSUKA, Hayato OOI
  • Publication number: 20200231102
    Abstract: A grommet includes a tube; and a flange that has a greater diameter than the tube, the flange having an inner end that is located on an inner side in a radial direction and that is coupled to one end of the tube, wherein: the inner end of the flange is formed so as to bulge outward in a radial direction relative to an outer circumferential surface of the tube, and has an outer surface that faces toward the tube and an inner circumferential surface that is located on the opposite side of the outer surface, and faces toward an internal space of the flange, and a connection between the one end of the tube and the inner end of the flange is provided with a recess that is recessed in a direction from the outer surface of the inner end to the inner circumferential surface of the inner end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200220838
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication device is an in-vehicle communication device that performs a relay process of relaying data between functional units in an in-vehicle network, and includes a communication unit that performs the relay process using correspondence information indicating a correspondence relation between an Internet protocol (IP) address and a media access control (MAC) address of one or more functional units, an address managing unit that generates the correspondence information, and an authenticating unit that performs an authentication process for the functional unit, in which the authenticating unit performs the authentication process for the functional unit in which an IP address and a MAC address are newly registered in the correspondence information by the address managing unit, and the address managing unit deletes the correspondence relation of the functional unit from the correspondence information when the authentication process for the newly registered functional unit is not successfully
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro OGAWA, Hideki MAEDA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Patent number: 10703305
    Abstract: A wire harness that includes a plurality of electrical wires; a relay connector provided with a common single tube having conductivity and through which the plurality of electrical wires are inserted; a plurality of braids respectively covering the plurality of electrical wires; and a coupler that couples the plurality of braids to the common single tube, in a state where ends of the plurality of braids are stacked in a layered manner around an entire circumference of the common single tube in a circumferential direction, wherein insertion holes that guide the plurality of electrical wires inside all of the braids are formed in the ends of the braids, and the plurality of electrical wires are electrically connected inside the relay connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Izawa
  • Patent number: 10707620
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a housing (12) to which a mating housing (82) is to be connected from front, side walls (56) constituting an outer surface of the housing (12) and adjacent to upper and lower surfaces via corners (59), and steps (62) provided from the side walls (56) to the corners (59) and becoming gradually thicker in a vertical direction and a lateral direction toward a front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Imai, Yukihiro Fukatsu
  • Patent number: 10707617
    Abstract: A moving plate (13) is inserted into a receptacle (11) of a connector body (12) and movable between a partial locking position and a connection position and includes partial locking portions (91) and resilient locking pieces (46). The partial locking portions (91) restrict movement of the moving plate (13) to the connection position. The resilient locking pieces (46) lock to receiving portions (75) of a mating connector (60) and allow movement from the connection position to the partial locking position by being kept locked to the receiving portions (75) while separating the mating connector from the receptacle (11). The connector body (12) has restricting surfaces (28) to restrict deflection of the resilient locking pieces (46) until a riding amount of the partial locking portions (91) on second interfering portions (36) is a maximum when the moving plate (13) returns from the connection position to the partial locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Hirota
  • Patent number: 10707587
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing (60) having an accommodating portion (62) and a terminal fitting (10) to be inserted into the accommodating portion (62). The terminal fitting (10) includes resilient portions (25) configured to restrict a loose movement of the terminal fitting (10) in the accommodating portion (62) by coming into contact with an inner surface of the accommodating portion (62) while being resiliently deformed. The resilient portion (25) includes a front projection (28) and a rear projection (29) on an outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuma Hibino
  • Patent number: 10707614
    Abstract: A lever-type connector (F) includes a housing (10) having a wire bundle (27) drawn out from a wire draw-out surface (13). Guide grooves (36) formed in arms (31) of a lever (30) and are configured to guide support shafts (26) of the housing (10) to bearing holes (34) of the arms (31) when assembling the lever (30) with the housing (10). Retracted portions (39) are formed in the guide grooves (36) an are configured to allow an operating portion (32) to be displaced away from the wire bundle (27) when assembling the lever (30) with the housing (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Tsukiyoshi
  • Patent number: 10707666
    Abstract: A wire harness 10 has a sheathing material 21 that is flexible and covers wires 11, a path-regulating member 31 for regulating a path along which the wires 11 are arranged from outside of the sheathing material 21, the path-regulating member 31 having an axial direction parallel to the path along which the wires 11 are arranged, and an intermediate clamp 41. The intermediate clamp 41 has a support portion 51 for supporting the path-regulating member 31, and an attachment portion 61 with a ring-shaped structure for attaching the sheathing material 21. The attachment portion 61 has an insertion portion 62 that enables the sheathing material 21 to be inserted therefrom in a radial direction of the ring-shaped structure. The attachment portion 61 can be changed between an open orientation that enables the sheathing material to be inserted from the insertion portion 62, and a closed orientation that makes the ring-shaped structure into a continuous ring shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LIMITED, SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Kawaguchi, Yuichi Kimoto
  • Patent number: 10707609
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes connector terminals (2), an insertion portion (3) having the connector terminals (2) inserted therethrough, a first mounting portion 4A formed on a first side of the insertion portion (3), and a second mounting portion (4B) formed on a second side of the insertion portion (3). The second mounting portion (4B) is mounted on an outer periphery of a second female connector (5B) via a sealing member (41) for waterproofing. A first material constituting the first mounting portion (4A) and a second material constituting the second mounting portion (B) are different materials. The second material has higher adhesion to the sealing member (41) than the first material when being kept in contact with the sealing member (41) in a heated environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuta Inoue
  • Patent number: 10706986
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy wire is composed of an aluminum alloy. The aluminum alloy contains equal to or more than 0.005 mass % and equal to or less than 2.2 mass % of Fe, and a remainder of Al and an inevitable impurity. In a transverse section of the aluminum alloy wire, a surface-layer crystallization measurement region in a shape of a rectangle having a short side length of 50 ?m and a long side length of 75 ?m is defined within a surface layer region extending from a surface of the aluminum alloy wire by 50 ?m in a depth direction, and an average area of crystallized materials in the surface-layer crystallization measurement region is equal to or more than 0.05 ?m2 and equal to or less than 3 ?m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Misato Kusakari, Tetsuya Kuwabara, Yoshihiro Nakai, Taichiro Nishikawa, Yasuyuki Otsuka, Hayato Ooi
  • Patent number: 10707616
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a female housing (11) having a lever lock (28) projecting therefrom, a male housing (12) having a tubular receptacle (36). The female housing (11) is configured to fit into the receptacle (36). The receptacle (36) has a recess (71) in the form of a cutout into which the lever lock (28) enters. A lever (16) is assembled with the male housing (12) and is configured to connect the housings (11, 12) by being rotated. The lever (16) includes a lever lock receiving portion (75) to be locked by the lever lock (28) that has entered the recess (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Kosaka, Wataru Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20200213340
    Abstract: This detection device is configured to detect an unauthorized message in an on-vehicle network mounted in a vehicle, and includes: a message acquisition unit configured to acquire one or a plurality of transmission messages in the on-vehicle network; a data acquisition unit configured to acquire a set of a plurality of types of data that are included in the transmission messages acquired by the message acquisition unit and that correspond to the same time; a storage unit configured to store a detection condition, the detection condition being created in advance and based on a plurality of the sets that respectively correspond to a plurality of times; and a detection unit configured to detect the unauthorized message on the basis of the set acquired by the data acquisition unit and the detection condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200211736
    Abstract: A wire harness that includes a harness that includes an electric wire, a protective tube through which the electric wire is passed, and a first external tube that has a tubular shape and is brought into intimate contact with and fixed to an outer surface of an end of the protective tube; a heat dissipation member that includes an air tube and a second external tube that has a tubular shape and is brought into intimate contact with and fixed to an outer surface of a first end of the air tube; and a first communication tube that brings an inner portion of the first external tube and an inner portion of the second external tube into communication with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: D890103
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kondo