Patents Assigned to Yazaki Corporation
  • Patent number: 10985510
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing having a fitting portion fitted into a mounting hole, a conductor held by the housing, and a sealing member mounted on the fitting portion and sealing between the housing and the mounting hole. The sealing member includes an annular sealing portion formed in an annular shape fitted into the fitting portion, and a band portion connected to the annular sealing portion at both ends and disposed along an end surface of the fitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Saito, Kai Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 10985501
    Abstract: The lever-type connector includes a first housing, a housing fitted to and removed from the first housing, and a lever turnably supported by the housing, where the lever is configured to fit the both housings. The lever includes a provisional lock arm portion having a provisional locking portion, and the housing includes a provisional locked portion configured to be provisionally fitted to and detached from the provisional locking portion of the provisional lock arm portion and a provisional set arm portion configured to suppress detachment between the first housing and the housing in the provisionally set state during the provisional lock release of the lever. The first housing includes a release rib portion configured to release the provisional locking state between the provisional locking portion of the provisional lock arm portion and the provisional locked portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Akagi
  • Patent number: 10981574
    Abstract: A biological information storage system and an in-vehicle biological information storage device include a biological information detection unit configured to detect biological information of an occupant of a vehicle, an in-vehicle storage unit placed in the vehicle to store information, a portable storage unit provided in a mobile terminal that can be carried to the inside of the vehicle to store information, and an in-vehicle information processing unit capable of executing a processing of distributingly storing the biological information detected by the biological information detection unit in the in-vehicle storage unit and the portable storage unit. In this configuration, the biological information storage system and the in-vehicle biological information storage device can use the biological information inside and outside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Ito, Naoto Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10981794
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a stable aqueous dispersion of carbon, wherein the carbon comprises between 75-85 wt. % activated carbon, and 15-25 wt. % CNT having a purity of at least 95 wt. %. The dispersion is free of surfactant and is stable for at least two weeks. The aqueous dispersion is useful to make an active layer for an electrode of a supercapacitor. The present invention is also directed to a supercapacitor cell having at least one electrode comprising a current collector and an active layer, wherein the active layer comprises activated carbon and high purity carbon nanotubes and is free of binder. The active layer materials are both porous and conductive in order to increase the charge storage capability and to decrease the electrode resistance. In general, the content of carbon nanotubes in the active layer is between 10 and 30 wt. % and the purity of the carbon nanotubes is at least 95 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stefan Maat, Satyabrata Raychaudhuri, Sean Imtiaz Brahim, Sanliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10981517
    Abstract: A vehicular display device according to an embodiment includes a light shielding housing fixed to a surface of a roof of a vehicle on a cabin side and having a concave portion concave upward, an opening portion formed at a position facing a rear of the vehicle in the concave portion, and a display device having a display surface disposed in the opening portion with the display surface directed to the rear of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Ishibashi, Kouji Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10981466
    Abstract: An electric power distribution system includes a first path through which electric power is supplied from a DC/DC converter to a driven load to be driven in a load group; a second path connected in parallel with the first path and through which electric power is supplied from the battery to the driven load; a third path connected in series with the second path and connecting the DC/DC converter and the battery; a first switching circuit provided in the third path and switched to either ON state or OFF state; and a control unit switching the first switching circuit to either the ON state or the OFF state based on travel route information of a navigation system. The control unit switches the first switching circuit to the ON state according to a peak current of a load current of the driven load derived from the travel route information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Sasahara
  • Patent number: 10983598
    Abstract: Provided is an arithmetic processing to reduce a number of parts as it is not necessary to prepare an operation device for each input processing logic. A plurality of types of input processing logics is stored in the ROM, and CPU selects one of the plurality of types of input processing logics and executes input processing according to the selected input processing logic. As a result, there is no need to prepare the ECU for each input processing logic, reducing the number of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakagawa, Tomonori Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20210110948
    Abstract: A protective member for a wire harness, having a branching point between a trunk harness and a branch harness, includes a protective sheet portion to be wound around an outer circumference of at least the trunk harness near the branching point; a pair of band-shaped fixing strip portions extending from the protective sheet portion and to be wound around on the trunk harness at a pair of spots. The branching point is between the pair of the spots. The protective member is formed from a resin. The fixing strip portions is smaller in thickness than the protective sheet portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Harutake Satoh
  • Patent number: 10978828
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a first connector, a second connector, and a lever. The lever is mounted on the first connector, and is configured to pull the first connector and the second connector to each other so as to engage the first connector and the second connector with each other by fitting, due to a rotational manipulation of the lever from a lever rotation start position to a lever rotation completion position. The first connector has a support shaft. The second connector has a cam groove, and a temporary locking projection disposed at an inlet of the cam groove. The lever has a bearing portion which is rotatably supported on the support shaft, and a cam boss which engages with the cam groove. A projection having a tapered portion is formed on an outer side of the cam boss in a connector removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuto Ohtaka, Jun Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10976993
    Abstract: Audio control system and audio control method that can appropriately control sound volume of an audio part while preventing inaccurate determination regarding condition of a passenger are provided. An audio control system includes an audio part installed in a compartment of a vehicle, a photographing part that photographs the compartment from a front side reference position in the compartment and obtains a photographed image also representing distance to an object within a photographing range in the compartment, a determination part that determines, based on the photographed image obtained by the photographing part, at least one of whether or not a passenger other than a driver in the vehicle is asleep and whether or not the passenger is making a call on a mobile phone, and a control part that turns down sound volume of the audio part if the determination part determined the passenger is asleep or making a call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10978823
    Abstract: A wire harness includes at least one electrically conductive path, a waterproof connector, a tubular shield member and a shield shell. The waterproof connector includes a waterproof packing a connector housing and a terminal. The waterproof packing includes a cylindrical packing body and a heat transfer member, the heat transfer member being provided integrally with the cylindrical packing body. The heat transfer member of the waterproof packing is formed of metal, the heat transfer member being configured to transfer heat from the connector housing. The heat transfer member is configured to transfer the heat from the connector housing of the waterproof connector to the metal case when the waterproof packing of the waterproof connector is inserted into an insertion hole of the metal case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Shoichi Nomura, Eiji Aoki
  • Patent number: 10978816
    Abstract: A press-fit terminal includes: a pair of press fitting parts that are positioned facing each other in a direction (first orthogonal direction) orthogonal to an insertion direction into a through-hole of a substrate while an axial center along the insertion direction is interposed between the pair of press fitting parts and that are fitted by pressing into the through-hole in the insertion direction; and a compliant part positioned between the pair of press fitting parts and having an open hole that allows the pair of press fitting parts to deform inward in the orthogonal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taisei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10978824
    Abstract: The present invention suppresses the return of the barrel section while ensuring waterproofness against the contact portion with the aluminum core wire. A plurality of concave sections is dispersedly provided on the inner surface of the barrel section. A groove section is provided so as to overlap the sealing member. A ridge portion is provided extending in the crossing direction at a position which does not overlap with the sealing member in plan view and is close to the third region on the side opposite to the terminal section. The barrel section is crimped to the end portion by crimping so that the exposed portion of the aluminum core wire is in contact with the ridge portion, and is sealed with the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 10978846
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device crimps a terminal metal fitting positioned at a crimping position to an electric wire. The device includes an anvil which is positioned under the crimping position, a crimper which is positioned above the crimping position, a pressing mechanism which presses down the crimper to crimp the terminal metal fitting to the electric wire with the anvil and the crimper, a terminal supply mechanism to supply the terminal metal fitting to the crimping position, a position adjusting mechanism which is provided in the terminal supply mechanism to adjust a position of the terminal metal fitting for the crimping position, and a photographing device to photograph the terminal metal fitting fed to the crimping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Takada
  • Patent number: 10976371
    Abstract: A battery monitoring device includes a monitoring control unit configured to monitor a battery state of each battery cell of a battery module formed by arranging the plurality of battery cells and control each of the battery cells on the basis of a monitoring result. The monitoring control unit has a heat radiation source that radiates heat as an electric current flows, and the heat radiation source is arranged in a position where air discharged from a gap between the neighboring battery cells collides with the heat radiation source. For example, the heat radiation source is arranged to face an outlet port from which the air of the gap between the neighboring battery cells is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haruhiko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10974671
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that extends in a front-and-rear direction of a vehicle, a plurality of control boxes that are provided on the trunk line, and a branch line that connects the control box to an accessory. The trunk line and the branch line each includes a power line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The vehicle is divided into a plurality of regions. At least two control boxes are disposed in the regions which are different from each other, each of which includes a gateway conversing communication methods for the communication line of the branch line and the communication line of the trunk line. A plurality of the gateways are able to communicate with each other via the communication line of the trunk line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 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
  • Publication number: 20210104880
    Abstract: An electric junction box includes a fitting component to which an electronic component and an electric wire electrically connected to the electronic component are assembled, and a housing in which the fitting component is fitted and held. The fitting component includes a first peripheral wall forming an outer side face of the fitting component, a first bottom wall covering a lower opening of the first peripheral wall, a first drain hole provided in the first bottom wall, and a cylindrical drain portion protruding downward from an edge portion of the first drain hole in the first bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Kurata, Hideki Kawamura, Minoru Umezaki, Kenta Kamiya, Junya Masuda
  • Publication number: 20210104835
    Abstract: A connector structure includes a female housing and a male housing. The female housing includes a first holding portion holding first female terminals for power supply, a second holding portion adjacent to the first holding portion, formed as one unitary piece with the first holding portion, and holding second female terminals for communication, and a conductive shield layer separating the first holding portion from the second holding portion. The male housing includes a recessed portion configured to fit with the female housing, and holding first male terminals to be connected with the first female terminals and second male terminals to be connected with the second female terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi TAKAYANAGI, Kazuhide TAKAHASHI, Keigo TSUBO
  • Patent number: D916023
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Nagasawa, Kaoru Matsumura
  • Patent number: D916662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Nagasawa, Kaoru Matsumura