Patents Assigned to Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20220189652
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy contains at least 0.03 mass % and at most 1.5 mass % of Mg, at least 0.02 mass % and at most 2.0 mass % of Si, and a remainder composed of Al and an inevitable impurity, a mass ratio Mg/Si being not lower than 0.5 and not higher than 3.5. In a transverse section of the aluminum alloy wire, a rectangular surface-layer void measurement region having a short side of 30 ?m long and a long side of 50 ?m long is taken from a surface-layer region extending by up to 30 ?m in a direction of depth from a surface of the aluminum alloy wire. A total cross-sectional area of voids present in the surface-layer void measurement region is not greater than 2 ?m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    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: 20220181860
    Abstract: A wire harness including: a first electric wire; a first tube in which the first electric wire is housed; a clamp that holds the first tube; and a first tape having a surface that is less likely to slide against the clamp than a surface of the first tube, wherein the clamp is brought into contact with the first tape that is wound onto and fixed to an outer circumferential surface of the first tube, and is attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya FUJIKURA, Takao SUGA
  • Publication number: 20220183052
    Abstract: A network of a new configuration is flexibly constructed while maintaining a stable operation in the network. A management device includes: a detection unit that detects a new function unit as a function unit to be newly added to a network including one or a plurality of on-vehicle function units; a generation unit that acquires function unit information of the new function unit detected by the detection unit and function unit information of the on-vehicle function unit, and generates, based on the respective pieces of function unit information, configuration information of a new network that is the network in which the new function unit is further included; and an acquisition unit that acquires, from a database in a storage device, feasibility information indicating feasibility of the new network and corresponding to the configuration information generated by the generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke YAMAMOTO, Hideyuki TANAKA, Tatsuya IZUMI, Junji YANO, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI, Tadashi MATSUMOTO, Takeshi HAGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220181861
    Abstract: A wire harness including: an electric wire; a metal pipe that accommodates the electric wire; and a clamp attached to an outer peripheral surface of the pipe, wherein: the pipe has a first lock formed on the outer peripheral surface of the pipe, and the clamp has a second lock configured to lock to the first lock in an axial direction of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Seiya TANJI
  • Patent number: 11351937
    Abstract: A protector includes a protector main portion configured to accommodate a wire harness 100, and a second intermediate guiding portion configured to guide, to the outside, at least part of the wire harness 100 accommodated in the protector main portion. In the protector main portion, an outer face 23a of a side wall portion 23 of the protector main portion includes a fastener base 40 on which the wire harness 100 guided from the second intermediate guiding portion can be fastened with a cable tie B. The fastener base 40 has a placement face 41 on which the wire harness 100 is placed, the placement face being a flat face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Onodera
  • Patent number: 11351936
    Abstract: A shielded wire harness has one or more of wires (30); a shielded connector (58) with one or more terminals (40) connected respectively to the wires (30), and configured to be connected to a mating connector (12); and a substantially tubular shielding member (50) configured to collectively enclose the wires (30) and to be connected to the shielded connector (58). The shielding member (50) has a main shield portion (51) made of a conductive pipe (51), and a sub-shield portion (54) connected to the conductive pipe (51) and the shielded connector (58). The sub-shield portion (54) has a braided member (52) at least partly covered by a coating (53) that provides fluid-tightness when the sub-shield portion (54) is connected to the conductive pipe (51) and the shielded connector (58). A corresponding shielding member and manufacturing method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kodama, Ventsislav Mironov
  • Patent number: 11355878
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a housing 10 and plate-like fixing members 50 to be mounted on the housing 10. The housing 10 includes a plurality of insertion receiving portions 23, 24 and resin portions 36 located between the plurality of insertion receiving portions 23, 24. The fixing member 50 includes a board fixing portion 52 to be fixed on a circuit board 100 and a plurality of inserting portions 62, 63 to be respectively inserted into the plurality of insertion receiving portions 23, 24. The plurality of inserting portions 62, 63 include contact parts CP1, CP2 to be brought into contact with the resin portions 36.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsunori Kitajima
  • Publication number: 20220173556
    Abstract: A bus bar that includes a main body having a plate shape for arranging a terminal to be electrically connected to the bus bar; and an upright provided at a side in a widthwise direction of the main body, wherein: the main body has an open hole into which a shaft of a bolt is to be inserted, and the upright has an inner surface with which a head of the bolt can come into contact in a rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya FUJIKURA, Takuya OMURA
  • Patent number: 11349242
    Abstract: A male terminal to be accommodated into a cavity of a housing includes a plate-like tab formed in a front end part, and a box portion in the form of a rectangular tube connected to a rear part of the tab and open rearward. A front end part of the box portion includes a contact portion configured to come into contact with an inner wall of the cavity from behind and a supporting portion located behind the contact portion. The contact portion has a contact surface constituted by a plate surface of a metal plate material constituting the box portion and the contact surface comes into contact with the inner wall of the cavity. The supporting portion supports the contact portion 44 from a side opposite to the contact surface when the contact portion comes into contact with the inner wall of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke Teramoto
  • Patent number: 11349252
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a housing 10, a front seal portion 36 to be arranged to face a front surface of the housing 10, and a front wall portion 41 to be arranged to face a front surface of the front seal portion 36. The housing 10 includes cavities 17, deflectable locking lances 19 projecting into the cavities 17, and space portions 20 located in a deflection direction of the locking lances 19. The front wall portion 41 includes detection pieces 44 projecting rearward, tip sides of the detection pieces 44 being arranged in the space portions 20. The front seal portion 36 includes detection-side seal holes 40 to be held in close contact with base end sides of the detection pieces 44. The base end sides of the detection pieces 44 have a circular cross-sectional shape corresponding to the detection-side seal holes 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11349255
    Abstract: A connector assembly disclosed herein includes a male connector housing, female connector housing and a pin protector plate. The male connector housing includes a resilient finger having an engagement member spaced apart from an upper catch. The female connector housing includes a protruding member axially offset from a retention member. The pin protector plate is disposed between the male connector housing and the female connector housing and includes a tab and a peripheral catch. The tab projects upwardly from the base and is axially offset from the peripheral catch. The pin protector plate is movable from a locked position to a pre-stage position. Wherein the female connector housing is configured to move the pin protector in a pre-stage position when the female connector housing is removed. Accordingly, the male terminal blades remain protected during the servicing of the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: George Fox
  • Publication number: 20220166153
    Abstract: A wire harness including: a first conductor; a second conductor electrically connected to the first conductor; and a tubular contraction tube that covers a connection between the first conductor and the second conductor, wherein a determination pattern that includes a first determination pattern that allows a first contraction rate in a radial direction of the contraction tube to be determined is printed on an outer circumferential surface of the contraction tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsutoshi IZAWA, Masashi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11342094
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    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: 11342096
    Abstract: A wiring member includes wires, a resin molded portion that covers the wires, and a bracket attachment that is attached to the resin molded portion. The resin molded portion includes a bracket attachment portion that is formed with at least one flat surface portion. The bracket includes a first attachment portion that is configured to be attached to an attachment location, and a second attachment portion that is connected to the first attachment portion and is crimped to the bracket attachment portion while being in surface contact with at least one of the at least one flat surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Moriyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11342699
    Abstract: A terminal fitting 10 is provided with a body portion 11 having a tubular shape and extending in a front-rear direction. The body portion 11 includes an outer wall portion 17 arranged from one end toward another end in a width direction. The outer wall portion 17 includes a bent portion 43 curved on one end side in the width direction and having a curved outer side surface facing forward, a stabilizer 29 having a bent shape and projecting outward on another end side in the width direction, and cutout portions 37, 38 open in a front end of the outer wall portion 17 on both widthwise sides of the bent portion 43.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Hirota
  • Patent number: 11342703
    Abstract: In a connector (1), one end parts (31A, 31B and 31C) of first terminals (3A), a plurality of second terminals (3B) and a plurality of third terminals (3C) are arranged in parallel to each other along a first direction (D1). An outer resin portion (4) is formed with a first clamping portion (42A) for clamping one end part (20A) of a first core resin portion (2A) and one end part (20B) of a second core resin portion (2B) together, a second clamping portion (42B) for clamping the one end part (20A) of a first core resin portion (2A) and one end part (20C) of a third core resin portion (2C) together and a third clamping portion (42C) for clamping the one end part (20B) of a second core resin portion (2B) and the one end part (20C) of the third core resin portion (2C) together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Shinoda
  • Patent number: 11342710
    Abstract: A lever 50 is arranged movably from a partial locking position before connection of both housings 10, 90 and a full locking position after the connection with respect to the housing 10. Entrances 56 of cam grooves 54, 55 of the lever 50 are open in an edge part of the lever 50. The housing 10 includes a lock piece 31 resiliently displaceable in a direction intersecting a moving direction of the lever 50 to the full locking position. The lock piece 31 includes a lock portion 35 arranged at entrances 56 of the cam grooves 54, 55 and facing inner surfaces of the entrances 56 with the lever 50 located at the partial locking position. The lock portion 35 includes a protruding portion 37 projecting from the entrances 56 of the cam grooves 54, 55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11338746
    Abstract: An automobile architecture includes a composite cable, a main electronic control unit, a subsidiary electronic control unit, a motor sensor, and a wheel velocity sensor. In the architecture, the composite cable connects the main electronic control unit and the subsidiary electronic control unit, and the motor sensor and the wheel velocity sensor are connected to the subsidiary electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenta Kobayashi, Akira Kitabata, Takaya Kohori, Masayuki Ishikawa, Taiko Sato, Hiroyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11338745
    Abstract: A holder including a tubular main body that includes a pair of split bodies, and a hinge that couples the pair of split bodies so that the pair of split bodies can be opened and closed, the tubular main body being configured to be inserted into the tube; and a pair of projections that each have a press surface to be pressed against by an ejector pin, and are respectively formed protruding radially outward from outer circumferential surfaces of the pair of split bodies, wherein the pair of projections are formed so that when the pair of split bodies are opened with the hinge used as a pivot point, the pair of projections come into contact with each other before the outer circumferential surfaces of the pair of split bodies come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Nakai
  • Publication number: 20220158387
    Abstract: A connector described herein includes a circuit board housing, circuit board terminals, an electric cable housing, electric wire terminals, and a holder. The circuit board housing is fixed to a circuit board. The circuit board terminals are held by the circuit board housing. The electric cable housing is coupled to an end of the electric cable. The electric wire terminals are held by the electric cable housing. The holder maintains electrical connection between the circuit board terminals and the electric wire terminals. The holder is fixed to the circuit board housing and the electric cable housing. The holder has a strength less than a strength of the circuit board housing and a strength of the electric cable housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma HIBINO, Ryutaro YAMAZAKI, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI, Motoya HARA