Patents Assigned to Yazaki Corporation
  • Publication number: 20210135399
    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: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Osada, Takuya Hasegawa, Motoharu Nagakura
  • Patent number: 10998701
    Abstract: A wire bonding method includes: arranging a first core including a plurality of strands exposed from an insulating sheath of a first wire, onto a side of an anvil and a second core including a plurality of strands exposed from an insulating sheath of a second wire, onto a side of a horn for ultrasonic bonding, the second core being larger in sectional area than the first core; and bonding the first core and the second core together by ultrasonic bonding between the horn and the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Sato, Hiroshi Aoki, Naoki Ito, Yasunori Nabeta
  • Patent number: 10998704
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a housing including a frame and a lower cover configured to be fitted to the frame in a fitting direction. At least part of the frame and at least part of the lower cover form a tubular lead-out portion. An axial direction of the lead-out portion extends along the fitting direction, and the lead-out portion allows a wire harness to be pulled out through the lead out portion, the wire harness including an end portion that is to be disposed in an inside of the housing. The lead-out portion includes harness contact portions formed on an inner peripheral surface of the lead-out portion and configured to contact the wire harness. The harness contact portions extend along the fitting direction and are spaced from one another in a circumferential direction of the lead-out portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Ikeda, Takaaki Kakimi, Tetsuya Kato, Ko Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10994676
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes: the housing, or a plurality of communication connectors provided therein; a communication switch circuit, which is provided inside the housing, has a communication relay function and controls a communication path between the plurality of communication connectors; and a common power supply circuit, which is provided inside the housing and capable of supplying common power generated based on the power from the input side power supply line to a plurality of electric circuits including the communication switch circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Masashi Suzuki, Kenichi Katsumata, Jun Goto
  • Patent number: 10996084
    Abstract: In a resin decorative part, a clear decoration has a body transmitting light and includes a carbon-toned surface provided on the opposite side to the viewer side of the body and having a carbon-toned pattern. The carbon color layer is colored in a carbon color, is laminated on the carbon-toned surface, and has a reflective surface reflecting light transmitted through the clear decoration. The carbon-toned pattern is formed with a plurality of pseudo carbon fiber bundles presenting carbon fiber bundles formed by bundling carbon fibers in a pseudo manner. The pseudo carbon fiber bundle has a plurality of linear grooves that constitute pseudo carbon fibers presenting carbon fibers in a pseudo manner. The carbon-toned surface includes a pseudo carbon fiber bundle in which the length in the extending direction of each linear groove and the depth of the linear groove vary in a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hattori, Teruomi Sano
  • Patent number: 10994674
    Abstract: A grommet includes a grommet body, an inner protector, and an outer member. The inner protector includes a protector body accommodated in a protector accommodating chamber of the grommet body. The protector body includes a rib on an outer surface of the protector body. The rib projects toward an inner surface of the protector accommodating chamber of the grommet body and extends along a direction toward a lower side from an upper side with the grommet installed in a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Yokoyama, Kazuyuki Kumoi, Akihito Kouketsu, Masanori Suzumura, Kiyotsugu Miura
  • Patent number: 10998593
    Abstract: A battery cover including a main body, an opening/closing part provided on the main body, a flexible rib having a locking projection provided on the opening/closing part, an abutting rib provided on the main body, which has a locking recess to be engaged with the locking projection while the opening/closing part is opened to the main body, a contact portion that abuts on the locking projection and deflects the flexible rib when the opening/closing part is opened to the main body, and a flat portion provided on the contact portion, which abuts on the locking projection first when the opening/closing part is opened to the main body and extends in the direction orthogonal to the direction of force input when abutting on the locking projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Shiohama, Tatsuya Aoki, Ryouzou Hikosaka, Takuma Shimamura, Kengo Sato
  • Patent number: 10998663
    Abstract: A liquid-proof connector includes a columnar terminal having a rectangular cross-sectional shape and a connector that includes a connector housing which is obtained through insert molding with the columnar terminal, is made of fiber-reinforced plastic in which fibers are oriented in a longitudinal direction of the columnar terminal, and has a terminal holding hole to which the columnar terminal is inserted and a fitting portion which fits to a counterpart terminal. An in-holding-hole insertion portion which is a portion being present within the terminal holding hole of the columnar terminal is fixed to the terminal holding hole in an airtight state by bringing a surface in close contact with an inner surface of the terminal holding hole. Tensile strength of the fiber-reinforced plastic in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction is 45 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fuminori Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210122309
    Abstract: A grommet includes: an enlarged-diameter cylindrical portion that has a fitted groove that is around a larger-diameter-side peripheral portion and is configured to be fitted to a through hole of a panel, and an elastically deformable portion that extends from the larger-diameter-side peripheral portion to a smaller-diameter-side peripheral portion and is elastically deformable; and a smaller-diameter cylindrical portion that is configured to be connected with the smaller-diameter-side peripheral portion of the enlarged-diameter cylindrical portion, and in which a wire harness is inserted. A reinforcement rib protrudes from an interior surface of the elastically deformable portion of the enlarged-diameter cylindrical portion. The reinforcement rib is T-shaped. The reinforcement rib has depressions for deformation. The depressions for deformation face in the opposite directions. An intersection of the reinforcement rib that is T-shaped is between the depressions for deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Yokoyama, Masayoshi Ogawa, Masafumi Nakayasu, Shota Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20210126436
    Abstract: A bus bar protector is configured to cover a bus bar having a flat plate portion and a standing portion standing from an end of the flat plate portion, and includes a first cover that covers one face of the bus bar and a second cover that covers another face of the bus bar. The first cover includes a first flat plate cover that covers the flat plate portion of the bus bar, and a first standing cover that covers the standing portion of the bus bar. The second cover includes a second flat plate cover that covers the flat plate portion of the bus bar, and a second standing cover that covers the standing portion of the bus bar. The first standing cover includes a pair of engagement pieces arranged to project toward the second standing cover and bent toward each other to engage with the second standing cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10988024
    Abstract: A display device is configured to, when displaying an indicator needle as rotating with a relatively small rotation amount per unit time, display an indicator needle image while rotating the indicator needle image, and, when displaying the indicator needle as rotating with a relatively large rotation amount per unit time, display an indicator-needle motion-blurred image that corresponds to a rotation range per unit time of the indicator needle. An indicator-needle inner end angle formed by two sides of the indicator needle image that form an end thereof that faces a center of the rotation is equal to a minimum motion-blurred inner end angle formed by two sides of the indicator-needle motion-blurred image that has the smallest rotation amount per unit time while the indicator needle is displayed as rotating, the two sides forming an end of the indicator-needle motion-blurred image that faces the center of the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Shoji, Ryoko Sone, Yousuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10988092
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10988079
    Abstract: A vehicular interior lighting device includes a main body portion fixed to an inside surface of a roof, a light source accommodated in the main body portion, a light shielding cover portion constituting a housing with the main body portion and covering the light source from below, and a light guide member having a protruding portion protruding along the inside surface from a gap between the main body portion and the cover portion. The light guide member has a diffusion portion formed on a surface of the protruding portion facing downward and diffusing light, a first light guide portion guiding light emitted from the light source to the protruding portion, and a reflecting portion reflecting light guided by the first light guide portion toward the diffusion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Ishibashi, Mitsuhiro Sugimori, Jun Goto
  • Patent number: 10988066
    Abstract: A communication system includes a seat unit configured to be mounted on a seat of a vehicle and to receive power supply from a battery to operate, and a vehicle unit configured to wirelessly communicate with the seat unit. The vehicle unit includes a determination section configured to determine whether communication with the seat unit is necessary, and a command transmission section configured to transmit to the seat unit a transmission command requesting the seat unit to transmit information on an electronic device mounted on the seat during a period in which the determination section determines that the communication with the seat unit is necessary. The seat unit is configured to transmit the information on the electronic device upon receipt of the transmission command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10988090
    Abstract: A wire harness system having a wire harness and a connection unit is provided. The connection unit includes a circuit network configuring a part of circuit lines for realizing selectively added specification in the wire harness. Selection circuit lines of an optional sub-harness branched from the trunk line of the wire harness are connected to the circuit network of the connection unit. Thus, connection or disconnection between the selection circuit lines and switching of connection among branches or the like of the selection circuit lines can be easily realized by changing the circuit network of the connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Watanabe, Naoyuki Yoshida, Shouya Shinogaya
  • Patent number: 10991486
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an aluminum wire is provided. The aluminum wire includes an inner-layer conductor having one or a plurality of inner-layer alloy wires including aluminum and an outer-layer conductor having a plurality of outer-layer alloy wires including aluminum and provided on the inner-layer conductor. The method includes an outer-layer twisting step of twisting, over the inner-layer conductor, the outer-layer alloy wires provided on the inner-layer conductor, and an outer-layer rotational compression step of compressing the outer-layer alloy wires twisted in the outer-layer twisting step while being rotated in the same direction as the direction of the twisting in the outer-layer twisting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naonari Uchida
  • Publication number: 20210117551
    Abstract: A vulnerability evaluation apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a source code of a program to be evaluated, information indicating assets which are desired to be preserved and an attack accomplishment condition where the assets are not preserved, information indicating an attack determination position at which whether the condition where the assets are not preserved is satisfied can be determined, and input information for the program, an input position designating unit configured to designate an input position indicating a position at which the input information for the program is input, an attack determination position designating unit configured to designate the attack determination position, and an attack path analyzing unit configured to analyze a path from the attack determination position to the input position and specify an attack path where the attack accomplishment condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke MAEKAWA, Shigeki SANO, Hiroaki SAJI, Yoichi KOMATSU, Yutaro ENOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210116620
    Abstract: Provided is a line illuminating device including: a light-emitting unit including a light-emitting-unit housing and a light emitter that emits light; a light guide including a light-guide body formed in a rod shape and a light-guide flange provided at a first end portion of the light-guide body; and a case including a case body formed in a rod shape, the case body being partially open when viewed in a longitudinal direction of the case body, the case body housing the light-guide body inside, in which the light-guide flange is interposed between a first end in the longitudinal direction of the case body and the light-emitting-unit housing, and a space is formed between an end of the light-guide body and the light emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Sho OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210116106
    Abstract: A line lighting device includes a light emitting unit, a light guide rod and a case. The light emitting unit includes a light emitter emitting light. The light guide rod transmits the light emitted by the light emitting unit and guides the light in a longitudinal direction thereof. The case includes a case main body receiving the light guide rod therein. The light emitting unit is installed to the light guide rod and the case by rotating the light emitting unit by a predetermined angle with respect to the light guide rod and the case, while maintaining a state where a first end of the light guide rod in the longitudinal direction of the light guide rod is opposed to the light emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo SUZUKI, Sho OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210116113
    Abstract: A lighting unit includes a housing, a bus bar and a circuit substrate. In a state where the bus bar is installed in the housing, a base part and a first spring part of the bus bar are held by the housing in a first direction, and the bus bar is positioned with respect to the housing in the first direction. In a state where the circuit substrate is installed to the bus bar installed in the housing, a bus bar contact part of the circuit substrate contacts a substrate contact part provided to a second spring part of the bus bar such that the circuit substrate is held by the base part and the second spring part in the first direction, and the circuit substrate is positioned with respect to the bus bar in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sho OKAMURA, Yasuo Suzuki