Patents Assigned to Yazaki Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220149514
    Abstract: A thin antenna includes an antenna element, a first spacer, a second spacer, a first ground plane and a second ground plane. The antenna element is formed in a column shape, and has a top surface and a bottom surface facing each other. The first and second spacers are made of an insulating material. The first ground plane is formed larger than the top surface of the antenna element. The second ground plane is formed larger than the bottom surface of the antenna element. The first ground plane is disposed to face the top surface of the antenna element via the first spacer. The second ground plane is disposed to face the bottom surface of the antenna element via the second spacer. A power is fed at one of the top surface and the bottom surface of the antenna element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20220144096
    Abstract: A power device to be mounted on a vehicle is provided. The power device includes a battery, a power converter connected between the battery and an auxiliary device, a first capacitor, a first relay connected between the first capacitor and a line connecting the power converter and the auxiliary device, a second capacitor, a second relay connected between the second capacitor and the line connecting the power converter and the auxiliary device, and a controller configured to control the first relay and the second relay, in which the controller turns on the first relay and turns off the second relay when a power switch of the vehicle is ON, and turns off the first relay and turns on the second relay when the power switch of the vehicle is OFF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KOMINATO, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20220149546
    Abstract: A structure of electrical connection is a structure of mutual electrical connection between a first power supply unit, a second power supply unit, and electric wires. The first power supply unit is provided with a first columnar terminal, and the second power supply unit is provided with a second columnar terminal. A tubular terminal is connected to an end of the electric wire. A first tubular terminal fitted to the first columnar terminal, a second tubular terminal fitted to the second columnar terminal, and a columnar terminal fitted to the tubular terminal are joined to a conductive connection plate. The entirety of the connection plate and the ends of the electric wires are covered with a cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 11329465
    Abstract: A lock structure includes: an engaged body; and an engaging body capable of inserting and removing the engaged body along insertion and removal directions opposite to each other. An engaged body includes first and second engaged walls disposed opposite to each other at an interval, a connection wall which connects end portions on the insertion direction side thereof, and an engaged protrusion protruding from an outer wall surface of the second engaged wall. An engaging body has first and second engaging walls in which a space between the respective inner wall surfaces is defined as an accommodation space of the engaged body, an engaging protrusion protruding from the inner wall surface of the second engaging wall and capable of locking the engaged protrusion on the removal direction side, and a third engaging wall disposed between the first and second engaging walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11327124
    Abstract: In a ground fault detection apparatus, a first charge voltage of a detection capacitor measured with a positive electrode side of a high-voltage battery connected in series with a positive electrode side end of the detection capacitor and a negative electrode side end of the detection capacitor grounded, is compared with a second charge voltage of the detection capacitor measured with the positive electrode side end of the detection capacitor grounded and the negative electrode side of the high-voltage battery connected in series with the negative electrode side end of the detection capacitor. When the first charge voltage is smaller and degree of smallness is greater than a predetermined reference, it is determined that positive electrode side insulation resistance is decreased. When the second charge voltage is smaller and degree of smallness is greater than a predetermined reference, it is determined that negative electrode side insulation resistance is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11330412
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system includes an in-vehicle router. The in-vehicle router includes a Wi-Fi module, a GPS, a vehicle speed acquirer, and an in-vehicle CPU. The Wi-Fi module is a module mounted on a vehicle and provided connectable to an access point of a wireless LAN. The GPS acquires vehicle position information indicating the position of the vehicle. The vehicle speed acquirer acquires vehicle speed information indicating the speed of the vehicle. The in-vehicle CPU determines the access point to be connected to the Wi-Fi module based on the vehicle position information and the vehicle speed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Nishizaki, Eita Itou
  • Patent number: 11329408
    Abstract: A conductor connecting structure includes: first and second conductors having terminal portions; a support having recessed portions; first screw members accommodated in the recessed portions; and second screw members that co-fasten the terminal portions of the first and the second conductors by screwing to the first screw members. The recessed portions have first and second wall surfaces that face each other in an opposing direction, and restricting surfaces along the opposing direction to restrict the rotation of the first screw members. The first and second wall surfaces configure a retaining portion to retain the first screw member before being screwed, and an allowable portion located closer to the inlet of the recessed portion. The distance between the first and the second wall surfaces in the allowable portion is greater than the distance in the retaining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuma Watanabe, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11327252
    Abstract: An optical connector includes an optical fiber, a ferrule provided at an end portion of the optical fiber, a plug housing in which the ferrule is accommodated, a lock arm provided on the plug housing and holding the plug housing and the mating housing in a fitted state, a holder assembled to the plug housing to hold the ferrule in the plug housing, and a holder protrusion provided on the holder and pressed by the lock arm which is flexibly deformed in an unlocking direction by a predetermined amount or more so that the holder is displaced in a direction of releasing the ferrule from being held by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hikosaka, Hiroshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11329462
    Abstract: An engagement structure includes a cover having an opening portion, a block member inserted into the opening portion, an engagement mechanism configured to engage the block member with the opening portion, and an engagement stabilization mechanism configured to stabilize an engagement state of the engagement mechanism. The engagement stabilization mechanism includes a first stabilization mechanism and a second stabilization mechanism. The first stabilization mechanism permits excessive insertion due to backlash that occurs in the engagement mechanism and to restore the excessive insertion after the block member is engaged with the opening portion. The second stabilization mechanism performs a slide engagement between the block member and the opening portion and to restrict a wall inner surface of the cover from moving away from an outer surface of a side portion of the block member after the slide engagement is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Imaizumi, Jun Sato, Seiju Kawamata, Toshibumi Shiohata
  • Patent number: 11326044
    Abstract: The resin composition contains: a resin component containing an ethylene-(meth)acrylate ester copolymer and at least one of an ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer or ethylene-acrylate rubber; and a flame retardant, and the resin component is crosslinked. The tensile stress at 19% strain of the resin composition is 2.0 MPa or less, and the resin composition has heat resistance at 150° C. prescribed in JASO D624.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Taki
  • Patent number: 11329428
    Abstract: A service plug includes first and second main terminals, first and second signal terminals, a lock part that locks a lever to a second connector housing to regulate rotation of the lever in a state in which the lever is positioned at a half-engaged position between a completely engaged position and a non-engaged position, and a lock releasing part that releases a lock state. A configuration is made such that, as the lever is rotated from the completely engaged position to the half-engaged position, part of a plurality of contact pieces of the second main terminal that is brought into elastic contact with the first main terminal at a position displaced in an approaching direction, and the other part of the contact pieces maintains elastic contact at a position that is not displaced in the approaching direction and a separating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiko Sato
  • Patent number: 11329350
    Abstract: A bus bar module includes a case assembled to a battery assembly including single cells, a bus bar held in the case and fastened to electrodes of the single cells, a circuit body connected to the bus bar and is wired in the case, and a circuit board to which the circuit body is connected. The case includes a case main body including a board accommodation space, and a lid body attached to one side at which the board accommodation space in the case main body is open. The circuit body is led from an opening portion into the board accommodation space, the opening portion being formed on a surface of the other side opposite to the one side of the board accommodation space in the case main body. The circuit body is soldered to the circuit board from the one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Yanagihara, Takuto Goto
  • Patent number: 11329420
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing, a conductor unit having a plurality of conductors arranged in a row and an insulating holding body integrally molded with the conductors, and a sealing member that seals between the conductor unit and the housing. Each of the conductors includes a plate-shaped body and terminal parts provided at both ends of the body, respectively. The holding body includes a fitting part fitted to the housing, a plurality of covering parts each extending from the fitting part along the body and individually surrounding the body, and insulating walls each dividing two adjacent terminal parts. Each of the insulating walls has a main wall part and the main wall part extends on an extension line of a gap between two adjacent covering parts and divides two adjacent terminal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20220140544
    Abstract: A shield connector includes a shield wire that has a shield member that covers the outer periphery of a plurality of inner wires, an outer terminal that is electrically connected to the shield member of the shield wire, and an annularly formed sleeve that is disposed at an outer peripheral side of the plurality of inner wires and has the shield member that is disposed at the outer periphery, in which the outer terminal includes a crimping pieces that crimps the outer peripheral side of the sleeve and is electrically connected to the shield member, and the sleeve is formed in an elastically deformable manner and imparts a pressing force toward an inner surface side of the crimping pieces in a state where the crimping pieces is crimped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takakazu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20220138370
    Abstract: A wire harness designing method includes, extracting, as a primary common component, a component commonly provided in the wire harnesses of all the product numbers, and determining a configuration of a basic part; classifying, as an optional component, the rest of the primary common component among all the components that form the wire harnesses of all the product numbers; extracting, as a secondary common component, component groups commonly provided in product numbers among the optional components of which the usage rate is equal to or higher than a predetermined value, and determining a configuration of an additional part; classifying, as an additional component, each component of the rest of secondary common components among the optional components; and forming the whole wire harness of each product number with a combination of the wire harness of the basic part, the wire harness of the additional part, and the additional component
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori FUJISAWA, Tetsuya ONODA
  • Publication number: 20220134976
    Abstract: An electric wire fixing structure includes a metal protector that houses a protection target part of an electric wire in an electric wire housing chamber on an inner side and allows the electric wire in the electric wire housing chamber to be led out from an electric wire outlet of the electric wire housing chamber; and a fastening structure that fixes the protector to a metal fastening target. The fastening structure includes a male screw member, a through-hole formed in the protector and through which the male screw member is inserted, and a female screw part provided in the fastening target and in which the male screw member is screwed. At least a part of the protector is abutted against the fastening target when the protector is fixed to the fastening target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Uki, Jumpei Kato, Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11320317
    Abstract: An attachment structure of temperature sensor includes: a temperature sensor for attached to a single battery and detecting a temperature of the single battery; a temperature measuring element provided in the temperature sensor and detecting the temperature of the single battery; a sensor body provided in the temperature sensor and integrally formed with the temperature measuring element; a housing holding case provided with the single battery, having a engagement part engageable with the temperature sensor, the housing holding case for housing the temperature sensor; an elastic part having an arm shape, projected from the sensor body, and engageable with the engagement part; and a flat part provided in the elastic part, and pressing a pressing surface of an attachment tool against the elastic part when the temperature sensor is housed in the housing holding case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiraku Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11322922
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes a housing having an opening formed by side walls, a lock protruding plate, a lid to be attached to the housing, a hook, a lock portion, a protective wall, lock pieces and slits. The protective wall is configured to, when the lid is attached to the housing, cover a cable connection portion provided on the second side wall. The lock pieces extend in parallel to the protective wall and extend from the protective wall toward a first direction. The pair of slits respectively includes a receiving opening to, when the lid is attached to the housing, accommodate respective one of the pair of lock pieces, the pair of slits being to receive the lock pieces when engagement at the lock portion is carried out. The receiving opening opens, when the lid is attached to the housing, toward a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Kuninori Suzuki, Norio Watanabe, Yuji Sashida, Toshihisa Yagi
  • Patent number: 11323861
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication system including independent communication hub devices each incorporating a function of relaying communication and a function of controlling a communication path among a plurality of communication connectors, in which each of the communication hub devices includes an internal power supply unit configured to generate, based on input power supply power supplied from a main power supply on a vehicle side, stabilized power supply power necessary for operation of an internal circuit, and a backup power supply output unit configured to supply the input power supply power or the stabilized power supply power generated by the internal power supply unit to the other communication hub device as backup power, in which a backup power supply line is provided which connects the backup power supply output units of the plurality of communication hub devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Masashi Suzuki, Kenichi Katsumata, Jun Goto
  • Patent number: 11322885
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing, a lever and a cover. The housing is to be fitted with a mating housing. The lever is pivotably mounted to the housing and fits the housing with the mating housing by pivoting. The cover is mounted to the housing to cover an outer periphery of an electric cable drawn out from the housing. The housing is provide with a deflectable lock arm. The lock arm has as a base end, a root part integrally mounted to the housing at a side where the housing faces the cover and holds the lever at a pivoting completion position of the lever. The cover is provided with a protective wall arranged opposite to the root part of the lock arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Osada, Takuya Hasegawa, Motoharu Nagakura