Patents Assigned to Yazaki Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200168423
    Abstract: An attachment structure includes a housing and a plate-shaped cover attached to the housing. The cover has a locking portion to fix the cover to the housing. The housing has a locked portion engaged with the locking portion to regulate a movement of the cover in a direction separating from the housing. The attachment structure is configured to engage the locking portion and the locked portion at an engagement place while the cover and the housing are pressed each other in directions separating from each other at a pressing place distant from the engagement place, and to form a space between the cover and the housing in a region between the pressing place and the engagement place, when the cover is attached to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto YAMAGUCHI, Ryu OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200169067
    Abstract: A housing of a wire harness includes a first member and a second member that store therein an object to be stored; a locking mechanism that locks the first member and the second member, when a first locking surface and a second locking surface are locked to each other in a first direction; and a stabilizer mechanism that includes a fitting surface projecting from the first member to outside, and a biasing part that projects from the second member to the outside, that is elastically and deformably provided along the first direction, that is elastically deformed by coming into contact with the fitting surface while the first member and the second member are locked by the locking mechanism, and that generates biasing force for pressing the second locking surface toward the first locking surface side along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya TAKAHASHI, Yoshimichi YAMAO, Masanobu SUZUKI, Hiroyuki OHNO
  • Publication number: 20200168994
    Abstract: In an antenna, the outer conductor is formed of a first linear conductor, the first linear conductor having a length corresponding to one wavelength of a right-handed circularly polarized wave and circularly extended from a first feed point to a second feed point. The inner conductor is disposed inside the outer conductor and formed of a second linear conductor, the second linear conductor being different from the first linear conductor and having a length determined based on one wavelength of a left-handed circularly polarized wave. The inner conductor has a starting point of the second linear conductor connected to the first feed point and has an end point of the second linear conductor kept free from connection at a location inside the outer conductor, and causes current to flow in a direction opposite to the current flow in the outer conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Eita ITOU, Kunihiko YAMADA, Yoshikazu NAGASHIMA, Kenji MATSUSHITA, Tatsuo TOBA
  • Publication number: 20200169173
    Abstract: A DC/DC converter includes: electronic components group including a first capacitor, a high-voltage-side switching element, a low-voltage-side switching element, an inductor, and a second capacitor and constituting a half-bridge circuit; and a substrate including a high-voltage region, a low-voltage region, a connection region, and a pair of ground regions. The first capacitor is mounted across one of the ground regions and the high-voltage region. The high-voltage-side switching element is mounted across the high-voltage region and the connection region. The low-voltage-side switching element is mounted across the connection region and one of the ground regions. The inductor is mounted across the connection region and the low-voltage region. The second capacitor is mounted across the low-voltage region and one of the ground regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhisa WATARU
  • Publication number: 20200169022
    Abstract: A connector includes an electric wire and a housing having an electric wire accommodating portion which is opened upward and which is configured to hold the electric wire. A folded portion folded back to one side toward a cover of the electric wire is provided at a tip end part of a contact portion of a conductor core wire of the electric wire. A groove that is opened forward and extends in a front-rear direction of the housing is formed on a front end surface located at a front end of the wire accommodating portion of the housing. The folded portion is engaged to the groove so that the electric wire is held by the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi KAWASHIMA, Keiichiro KURASHIGE
  • Patent number: 10665091
    Abstract: An ID setting device includes: an output circuit configured to output, as serial data, an ID to be set in an ECU, which is an ID setting target; an input circuit to which an ID that is set is input as serial data from the ECU; and a control unit configured to check the ID output by the output circuit and the ID input to the input circuit against each other. The serial data has a duty cycle which is according to setting data on a per bit basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihide Nakamura, Satoshi Morita, Yasuyuki Shigezane, Yoshinori Ikuta, Shuuji Satake
  • Patent number: 10666066
    Abstract: A differential voltage measurement device includes a first capacitor, a second capacitor of which the capacity is smaller than that of the first capacitor, a differential amplification unit which outputs a voltage according to a differential voltage between a voltage held in the first capacitor and a voltage held in the second capacitor, and a control unit which guides a first voltage to the first capacitor and guides a second voltage to the second capacitor in a state where the first capacitor holds the first voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Hironao Fujii, Kei Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10665980
    Abstract: A lower cover of the connector cover includes a pair of elastic hold arms projected upward from both side walls of a tube placement wall. An upper cover includes a pair of arm storing portions for storing the pair of elastic hold arms. The pair of arm storing portions respectively have facing surfaces. The facing surfaces respectively face side surfaces of the pair of hold arms perpendicular to the wire lead-out direction, when the lower cover and the upper cover are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Saitoh, Miyako Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10665990
    Abstract: A service plug includes a first connector housing, a second connector housing, and a lever that is rotatable about a rotational shaft on the second housing. The lever is movable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The second connector housing is in a non-fitted state, when the lever is in the first operating position. The second connector housing is in a fitted state, when the lever is in the second operating position. The lever includes a preventive wall at a terminating end portion of the cam groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go Yamada, Osamu Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10661729
    Abstract: A circuit body for a vehicle includes: a plurality of control boxes capable of controlling input and output of at least one of electric power and a communication signal; a trunk line harness connecting one of the plurality of control boxes and another of the plurality of control boxes; and a branch line harness connecting the control box and the electrical component. The control box includes: a trunk line connecting portion to which the trunk line harness is connected; and a branch line connecting portion to which the branch line harness is connected. At least one of the trunk line connecting portion and the branch line connecting portion includes a plurality of connectors which are classified into a plurality of groups according to an allowable current amount and in which a plurality of the connectors classified into the same group have connection compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Nakamura, Masahiro Furukawa, Satoshi Enomoto, Akiyoshi Kanazawa
  • Publication number: 20200161027
    Abstract: A composite stranded wire conductor includes a core bunched strand wire, first bunched strand wires mainly wound at a first main twist pitch around the core bunched strand wire, and second bunched strand wires wound at a second main twist pitch around first bunched strand wires. In the core bunched strand wire, metal wires are primary twisted in a first direction. In each of the first bunched strand wires, metal wires are primary twisted in a second direction opposite to the first direction. In each of the second bunched strand wires, metal wires are primary twisted in the first direction. A pitch ratio obtained by dividing the second main twist pitch by the first main twist pitch is 1.00 or more and 2.44 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro SAEKI
  • Publication number: 20200158760
    Abstract: In a current detection device, a busbar extends through the interior of a shield member. The busbar is thin in thickness and yet is bent, when viewed in a direction of extension. A current sensor detects a magnetic field generated by an electric current flowing in the busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Fukuhara
  • Publication number: 20200161821
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing an electrical connection component, the method including forming a graphene-containing carbon film on the electrical connection component under heating by irradiation of laser light, on a region where the contact point part will be formed or has been formed, but outside of a region where the elastic part and the crimping part will be formed or have been formed. The electrical connection component has at least either one of an elastic part or a crimping part, and a contact point part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki KAWAI
  • Patent number: 10656022
    Abstract: The present invention provide a temperature sensor including a sensor main body having a contact surface for contacting with the upper surface of a battery cell, a mounting member holding the sensor main body and attaching it to the battery cell, and a coil spring arranged between the sensor main body and the mounting member. When viewing from an opposite side to the contact surface, the center P1 of the contact surface coincides with the center P2 of a trajectory connecting a pressing point pressed by the coil spring. When the mounting member is inclined due to inclination of a resin member mounted on the upper surface of the battery, the temperature sensor can absorb all inclinations by the coil spring, and prevent the contact surface away from the upper surface of the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiraku Tanaka, Akinori Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10654429
    Abstract: A circuit body for a vehicle includes: a plurality of control boxes dispersedly arranged on the circuit body; a trunk harness connecting one of the control boxes to another of the control boxes; and a branch harness connecting the control boxes to the electric component. The control boxes, the trunk harness and the branch harness are configured to ground a power circuit and a signal circuit through grounding routes different from each other. The power circuit supplies the electric power from a power source to the electric component through the control boxes. The signal circuit transmits a communication signal between the control boxes and the electric component and between one of the control boxes and another of the control boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Nakamura, Masahiro Furukawa, Satoshi Enomoto, Akiyoshi Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10658849
    Abstract: Provided are a charging rate leveling device and a power supply system including the charging rate leveling device capable of leveling more quickly a charging rate of a plurality of battery cells a battery pack includes. In the power supply system a controlling device includes a two-way DC/DC convertor connected to an auxiliary battery separated from the battery pack, a switch array capable of selectively connecting each of the plurality of auxiliary battery cells the battery pack includes to the two-way DC/DC convertor, so as to charge the battery cell with electric power of the auxiliary battery, and a controller controlling the switch array to connect the lowest voltage battery cell selected among the plurality of battery cells, so as to reduce a difference between charging rates SOC of each of the plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Syouda
  • Patent number: 10658804
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a main line harness, a branch line harness, and a branching structure configured to connect the main line harness and the branch line harness to each other. The main line harness has a plurality of main lines arranged side by side. Each main line is configured as a wiring member having a rod conductor. The branch line harness has a plurality of branch lines. The branching structure includes connection terminals to be electrically connected to the main lines to form at least part of electrically conductive paths between the main lines and the branch lines. Each connection terminal has a tubular connection portion to cover an outer circumferential surface of the rod conductor. The tubular connection portion has a pressing structure configured to elastically press the outer circumferential surface of the rod conductor placed inside a hollow portion of the tubular connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10658784
    Abstract: Difficulty of manufacturing is reduced while providing waterproof property with respect to a contact portion with an aluminum core wire. A barrel portion of a crimp terminal includes an inner barrel piece and an outer barrel piece, and an inner surface is provided with a plurality of recesses arranged dispersedly, and a groove extending in in a first region at the outer barrel piece, a second region at a location close to a terminal portion and a third region on an opposite side. A second portion of a seal member formed from adhesive gel is formed into a strip-like shape having width that allows a part thereof to be pushed out after crimping, and a first seal portion is formed into a shape corresponding to the groove and having narrower width than the second seal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Publication number: 20200153157
    Abstract: A connector includes: a connector housing including a connector fitting chamber to which a mating connector is fitted, in which a terminal is arranged in a projecting state in the connector fitting chamber; a rear case that is assembled to the connector housing through intermediation of a packing; a water drainage passage provided in the connector housing, which allows water that has entered a front side of the connector housing to flow into an inside of the rear case; a drainage port provided in the rear case; a terminal accommodating portion that holds the terminal in the projecting state in the connector fitting chamber and has an opening portion on a back side of the rear case; and an O-ring interposed between an inner peripheral surface of the terminal accommodating portion on a side of the rear case and an outer peripheral surface of the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu IWAMI, Hiroka NAHARA, Michitake MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200153186
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes: a lock portion that protrudes from a ceiling wall (wall portion) of a cover and has a locking claw provided on a tip side; a lock receiving portion provided in a case and formed with a locking hole; and a flexible deformation portion which is a portion of a predetermined range in the vicinity of the lock portion on the ceiling wall (wall portion) of the cover and has flexibility higher than a portion outside the predetermined range, and is bent such that the lock portion is tilted so that the locking claw gets over an edge of the locking hole when the locking claw is locked to the locking hole, and after the locking, biases the lock portion in a pulling direction that pulls the locking claw together with the locking hole by a restoring force of bending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masamichi Doi, Ryosuke Murata, Kouichi Nagamine