Patents Assigned to Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11031724
    Abstract: An object is to provide a technique by which a space in a vehicle in which a wire harness including a plurality of splice circuits is arranged can be reduced and good manufacturability at the time of manufacture can be achieved. A stacked connector is formed by joining a plurality of split connectors to each other. The split connectors each include a split connector housing provided with a plurality of terminal receiving chambers and a plurality of terminal-equipped electric wires that each include a terminal received in the terminal receiving chamber and an electric wire to which the terminal is connected. At least one of the split connector housings is provided with a locking portion having a protruding shape that protrudes outward to be capable of locking the terminal-equipped electric wire received in the split connector housing of a joining counterpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Hiei, Kenta Itou, Takehiro Nakata, Kohei Yamaguchi, Yuichi Nakamura, Daisuke Fukai, Masaki Mizushita, Motohiro Yokoi, Kohei Takagi
  • Patent number: 11031930
    Abstract: An electric circuit for powering a load using an IPD includes a charge pump and a comparator. A first conductive path connects the charge pump to a positive node of the comparator. A second conductive path connects the battery to a negative node of the comparator and is also connected to a ground. A third conductive path connecting an output of the comparator to the IPD. A second diode is disposed on the third conductive path with the anode connected to the IPD and the cathode connected to an output of the comparator. The comparator generates a low output signal when the charge pump voltage is less than the battery voltage so as to provide a path for current from the battery to flow through the first diode into the output of the comparator and to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Vibhor Singh, Robert C. Grooms, Keith Griffin
  • Patent number: 11021116
    Abstract: A cable harness that has water-sealing properties includes a sheath that accommodates an ABS sensor cable and a parking brake cable. The ABS sensor cable and the parking brake cable branch apart at an end portion of the sheath. An integrally molded member includes, in an integrated manner, a water-sealing portion that seals the end portion of the sheath from water, and a bracket attachment portion that is attached to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Moriyuki Shimizu, Gen Nishino, Toshinari Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210159612
    Abstract: A terminal joining structure including: a first member that is made of a metal material and has a connection to be connected to an electric wire; a second member that is made of a metal material; and an abutment where an end edge or a side edge of the first member and an end edge or a side edge of the second member abut against each other, wherein the abutment is provided with a joint formed through solid-state joining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu NAKAI
  • Patent number: 11019740
    Abstract: An electrical connection box mounted on a vehicle and used for connecting a plurality of on-board loads to an on-board power supply, comprising: a box main body that is provided with an opening at a side and that accommodates an electrical component for the connecting; a cover body that covers the opening and that is provided with a protrusion portion protruding outward beyond the opening; an insertion hole that is provided a side wall of the box main body and that allows for insertion of an electric wire to be connected to the electrical component; and an extension portion that extends outward from a portion of the protrusion portion corresponding to the insertion hole and that bends arcuately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Maiko Oda, Kiyofumi Kawaguchi, Nobutaka Suzuki, Takenori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11017914
    Abstract: A covered electric wire comprises an insulating coating layer on the outer side of a conductor. The conductor comprises a copper alloy consisting of: not less than 0.05% by mass and not more than 2.0% by mass of Fe; not less than 0.02% by mass and not more than 1.0% by mass of Ti; not less than 0% by mass and not more than 0.6% by mass of Mg; and the balance being Cu and impurities. The covered electric wire is a stranded wire comprising a plurality of copper alloy wires stranded together. The plurality of copper alloy wires each have a work hardening coefficient of not less than 0.1 and a wire diameter of not more than 0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Inoue, Kei Sakamoto, Tetsuya Kuwabara, Taichiro Nishikawa, Kiyotaka Utsunomiya, Yusuke Oshima, Yasuyuki Ootsuka, Kinji Taguchi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Ryoma Uegaki
  • Patent number: 11005242
    Abstract: A wiring member includes wires and a resin molded portion. The wires include a curved portion to be arranged along a curved path. The resin molded portion includes a main body portion and a curve reinforcing portion. The main body portion covers the curved portion of the wires. The curve reinforcing portion protrudes from an outer peripheral surface of the main body portion and extends along an extending direction of the curved portion so as to keep the wiring member in a curved state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Moriyuki Shimizu, Toshinari Kobayashi, Kyungwoo Kim, Yukitoshi Terasaka
  • Publication number: 20210134485
    Abstract: A composite cable that enables to easily restrain falling-off of separator dust at the time of peeling off a sheath, in comparison with composite cables in the conventional art. The composite cable includes a plurality of wires, a separator that covers the outer circumference of the plurality of wires all together, a sheath that covers the outer circumference of the separator, and an inclusion that is interposed between the separator and the sheath. The separator has a base layer composed of a polymer and an adhesive layer formed on the surface of the base layer on the inclusion side. In the composite cable, the adhesive layer is adhered to the inclusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta KOBAYASHI, Akira KITABATA, Takaya KOHORI, Masayuki ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210134482
    Abstract: A wire harness including: a wire; a cover that covers an outer circumference of a portion of the wire in a length direction thereof; an electromagnetic wave absorber mounted on an outer circumference of the cover; and a fixing member that fixes one end of the cover in a length direction thereof to the wire, wherein: the electromagnetic wave absorber includes a ring-shaped magnetic substance core, and a ring-shaped case in which the magnetic substance core is housed, the cover includes a first latch formed on an outer circumferential surface of the cover, and the case includes a second latch that latches to the first latch in the length direction of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji TANAKA, Yoshihide KOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20210134475
    Abstract: An 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 void measurement region in a shape of a rectangle having a short side length of 30 ?m and a long side length of 50 ?m is defined within a surface layer region extending from a surface of the aluminum alloy wire by 30 ?m in a depth direction, and a total cross-sectional area of voids in the surface-layer void measurement region is equal to or less than 2 ?m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    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
  • Patent number: 10998154
    Abstract: A connection terminal 9 of a cable 8 is fastened to a right area of a terminal block of a relay box 1, using a bolt 26. At this time, a connection terminal 6 of a power supply cable 5 is not connected to a power supply-side terminal 11 or a relay terminal 15, and power is not supplied from a battery to power seats. Then, a tab 30 provided on the connection terminal 6 of the power supply cable 5 is inserted into the relay terminal 15 from an inlet 19, and the connection terminal 6 and the relay terminal 15 are electrically connected to each other temporarily. Thus, operations of the power seats are checked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 10998650
    Abstract: Provided is a grounding terminal comprising a terminal fitting including a crimp portion, and a fastened portion that is provided on the front lower side of the crimp portion and is to be connected to a grounding surface using a fastening member, the terminal fitting being provided with a stepped portion between the crimp portion and the fastened portion. A covering layer is configured to be formed on the grounding terminal by thermally shrinking a heat-shrinkable tube including, on its inner circumferential portion, a water sealing agent to be used to cover at least the crimp portion of the terminal fitting and seal the electric wire from water. A water sealing agent is configured to be distributed up to the front side with respect to the covering layer as viewed from above, and a hanging-down length d of a water sealing agent is within the range of the stepped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Takaishi
  • Publication number: 20210125742
    Abstract: A wire harness that includes an electric wire that includes a core wire, an insulating inner cover that covers an outer circumference of the core wire, and a conductive shield that covers an outer circumference of the insulating inner cover; a conductive bracket including a plate that includes an insertion hole through which the electric wire is inserted and a protrusion protruding from an edge of the insertion hole in the plate; a fastener that fastens a folded-back portion of the shield that is folded back to an outer circumferential side of the protrusion to the protrusion; and a body made of resin that sandwiches the plate in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210122308
    Abstract: A wire harness including: a wire; an electromagnetic wave absorber that has a through hole through which the wire passes, and that is provided so as to surround an outer circumference of the wire; and a movement restrictor that is provided adjacent to the electromagnetic wave absorber, and that restricts movement of the electromagnetic wave absorber in a length direction of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masaya FUJIKURA
  • Patent number: 10991536
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connection box according to which it is possible to easily handle a substrate and a fuse module. An electrical connection box for a vehicle includes: an insertion housing into which a plurality of fuses are to be inserted; a plurality of fuse terminals each having one end portion inserted into a surface of the insertion housing, the fuse terminals connecting the fuses to a substrate; and a holding member that is arranged opposing the one surface of the insertion housing and holds the fuse terminals. The holding member includes a gripping portion provided on a side opposite to the insertion housing, and the gripping portion has a finger placement portion used for gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriko Okamoto, Akihiro Oda, Masakazu Okumura, Tatsuya Daidoji, Ryoma Hamada
  • Publication number: 20210119535
    Abstract: A power supply control device includes a control unit that executes determination processing that, when an operation instruction is received from a switch input detection unit, determines, in a case in which the switch circuit is turned on, whether or not a power source voltage value will decrease to or below an acceptable voltage value on the basis of a power source voltage value obtained from a voltage detection unit and a load current value stored in a storage unit in advance; and in the determination processing, executes switch control processing which allows the switch circuit to be turned on if the power source voltage value is determined to not decrease to or below the acceptable voltage value and does not allow the switch circuit to be turned on if the power source voltage value is determined to decrease to or below the acceptable voltage value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro NAGAHAMA, Hiroshi KIMOTO, Hiroki ONOYAMA, Nobutoshi HAGIWARA, Shinji OSHITA, Kenichi TAKAYOSHI, Takumi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10985541
    Abstract: A wire harness capable of combining low voltage wires and high-voltage wires without using shielded wires. The harness is provided with high-voltage wires, which are passed through a pipe possessing shielding properties and shape retention properties, and a low voltage wire, in which a shape-retaining conductor that runs parallel to the pipe and possesses electrically conductive properties and shape retention properties is encased by an insulating member. The low voltage wire is placed on the outside of the pipe and, as a result, the low voltage wire is not affected by the electromagnetic noise of the high voltage wires, which makes it possible to combine the high-voltage wires and the low voltage wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Sugino
  • Patent number: 10985357
    Abstract: In a battery wiring module that is attached to a unit cell group, a configuration that can inhibit noise propagation to signal lines is implemented in a more compact manner. A battery wiring module is attached to a unit cell group in which a plurality of unit cells are aligned. The battery wiring module includes: a wiring pattern configured as a signal transmission path on one side of a board main body portion; and a guard pattern that is formed in the vicinity of the wiring pattern on the one side of the board main body portion, and is kept at a predetermined reference potential while being insulated from the wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10985542
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to reduce the constraints on the mounting of a wire protecting protector to a wire, while achieving a reduction in the weight of the wire protecting protector. A wire protecting protector is made of a foamed resin and is formed in a shape having a wire housing recess capable of housing a wire, and a surface of the wire protecting protector that includes an inner circumferential surface on the wire housing recess side is a surface formed through molding. Preferably, a reinforcing film is formed on at least a part of the surface of the wire protecting protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ide, Junya Yonekawa, Tsutomu Sakata, Daiki Nagayasu
  • Patent number: 10985429
    Abstract: A connection module includes: an insulating protector that holds a plurality of bus bars to connect between electrode terminals; and a flexible printed circuit that is held by the insulating protector, and includes a detection line that is connected to the each of the bus bars and detects a state of the power storage element. The insulating protector includes a protector horizontal part including a holding part which holds each of the bus bars and is formed at one end; and a vertical part that is extended in a vertical direction from the protector horizontal part in at least a part of another end, opposite to the one end, of the protector horizontal part. The flexible printed circuit includes: a substrate horizontal part that is held by the protector horizontal part; and a bent part that is bent perpendicularly to the substrate horizontal part and held by the vertical part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Takase, Yasuhiko Kotera, Yusuke Suzuki