Patents by Inventor Chikara Ito

Chikara Ito has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10826241
    Abstract: A connector set includes: a first connector having a first housing; a second connector having a second housing; and a slide member slidably held in one of the housing. The slide member includes a slide lock mechanism to interfere with a slide restrictor formed on the one housing to restrict sliding of the slide member to a second position in a state where the first housing and the second housing are not fitted together. The slide restrictor is formed on the housing main body of the one housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara Ito
  • Patent number: 10811796
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a terminal held in the housing and to be mounted on a mounting member disposed outside the housing. The terminal includes a main body part inserted into a space formed in the housing, a leg part extending from the main body part toward a mounting surface of the mounting member in a state where the terminal is mounted on the mounting member, and a mounting part provided continuously from the leg part and to be mounted on the mounting member. The connector further includes a leg part holder connected to the housing and to hold the leg part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara Ito
  • Patent number: 10707622
    Abstract: A connector set includes: a first connector having a first housing; a second connector having a second housing; and a slide member slidably held in one of the housing. An engaging part is formed on the slide member, the engaging part being locked to a locked part formed on the other housing to restrict the sliding of the slide member to the first position when the slide member is slid to the second position. The locked part is formed on the housing main body of the other housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara Ito
  • Publication number: 20200169037
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a terminal held by the housing and having a mounting part adapted to be mounted on a connecting member. The housing has a recess part in which a for-connection portion of the connecting member is housed and held and a protrusion protruding higher than the thickness of the for-connection portion and defining the recess part. The protrusion is located only at a peripheral edge portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chikara Ito
  • Publication number: 20190334270
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a terminal held in the housing and to be mounted on a mounting member. The terminal includes a main body part inserted into a space formed in the housing and a mounting part provided continuously from the main body part and to be mounted on the mounting member. The main body part includes a bottom wall and a side wall provided continuously from the bottom wall. A groove is formed in the space. A tip of the side wall is inserted into the groove, and the groove guides insertion of the main body part into the space. The space includes an insertion opening opened toward the outside of the housing and an insertion main cavity which communicates with the insertion opening and in which to house the main body part of the terminal. The groove is formed in the insertion main cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara ITO
  • Publication number: 20190334287
    Abstract: A connector set includes: a first connector having a first housing; a second connector having a second housing; and a slide member slidably held in one of the housing. An engaging part is formed on the slide member, the engaging part being locked to a locked part formed on the other housing to restrict the sliding of the slide member to the first position when the slide member is slid to the second position. The locked part is formed on the housing main body of the other housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara ITO
  • Publication number: 20190334286
    Abstract: A connector set includes: a first connector having a first housing; a second connector having a second housing; and a slide member slidably held in one of the housing. The slide member includes a slide lock mechanism to interfere with a slide restrictor formed on the one housing to restrict sliding of the slide member to a second position in a state where the first housing and the second housing are not fitted together. The slide restrictor is formed on the housing main body of the one housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara ITO
  • Publication number: 20190334265
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a terminal held in the housing and to be mounted on a mounting member disposed outside the housing. The terminal includes a main body part inserted into a space formed in the housing, a leg part extending from the main body part toward a mounting surface of the mounting member in a state where the terminal is mounted on the mounting member, and a mounting part provided continuously from the leg part and to be mounted on the mounting member. The connector further includes a leg part holder connected to the housing and to hold the leg part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara ITO
  • Patent number: 10377993
    Abstract: This invention provides a recombinant microorganism into which an acyl-CoA reductase exhibiting excellent activity in a reduction reaction using acyl-CoA as a substrate has been introduced. Such recombinant microorganism comprises a nucleic acid encoding an acyl-CoA reductase comprising any of characteristic Common sequences 1 to 3 introduced into a host microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chikara Ohto, Masayoshi Muramatsu, Masakazu Ito, Jun Ogawa, Shigenobu Kishino
  • Patent number: 10193255
    Abstract: A plug connector of the present disclosure includes a plug housing and a plurality of plug terminals stored in the plug housing. This plug connector is fitted in a receptacle connector having a receptacle terminal, and is connected to a cable having a sheet shape and including a cable terminal, thereby establishing electrical connection between the receptacle terminal and the cable terminal. Each of the plug terminals has a contact section and a connection section. The contact section is contactable with the receptacle terminal, and the connection section is connectable to the cable terminal. In a state in which the plug connector is fitted in the receptacle connector, the connection section is disposed such that the connection section is exposed from the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikara Ito, Kenji Okura
  • Patent number: 9954306
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact in an elongated shape that is electrically conductive, and a housing that has an internal space is formed. The contact includes a contact portion, a connection portion, a fixing portion, and a protruding portion. The contact portion is to be electrically connected to an electrically conductive member when the contact is housed in the housing. The connection portion is electrically connected to a core wire of an electrical wire. The fixing portion is provided on a side opposite to the contact portion relative to the connection portion, and fixes a covering of the electrical wire. The protruding portion is provided on an end portion side of the fixing portion opposite to the connection portion so as to protrude. The protruding portion reduces the amount of movement of the contact inside the internal space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Taguchi, Kenji Okura, Mitsuru Iida, Chikara Ito
  • Patent number: 9917397
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact in an elongated shape that is electrically conductive, and a housing that has an internal space is formed. The contact includes a contact portion, a connection portion, a fixing portion, and a protruding portion. The contact portion is to be electrically connected to an electrically conductive member when the contact is housed in the housing. The connection portion is electrically connected to a core wire of an electrical wire. The fixing portion is provided on a side opposite to the contact portion relative to the connection portion, and fixes a covering of the electrical wire. The protruding portion is provided on an end portion side of the fixing portion opposite to the connection portion so as to protrude. The protruding portion reduces the amount of movement of the contact inside the internal space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Taguchi, Kenji Okura, Mitsuru Iida, Chikara Ito
  • Publication number: 20170324179
    Abstract: A plug connector of the present disclosure includes a plug housing and a plurality of plug terminals stored in the plug housing. This plug connector is fitted in a receptacle connector having a receptacle terminal, and is connected to a cable having a sheet shape and including a cable terminal, thereby establishing electrical connection between the receptacle terminal and the cable terminal. Each of the plug terminals has a contact section and a connection section. The contact section is contactable with the receptacle terminal, and the connection section is connectable to the cable terminal. In a state in which the plug connector is fitted in the receptacle connector, the connection section is disposed such that the connection section is exposed from the plug housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikara ITO, Kenji OKURA
  • Patent number: 9812801
    Abstract: A cable holding member includes a stopper member and a housing. The stopper member has an attachment surface for supporting a flat cable in a folded state. The housing has a mounting surface which is provided at an opening edge of a housing space for housing the stopper member and on which the flat cable is to be placed, and recesses into which protrusions of the flat cable placed on the mounting surface are to be fitted. The flat cable is placed on the mounting surface, and then, the stopper member is inserted into the housing space of the housing. In this way, the stopper member is attached to the housing with the flat cable being supported on the attachment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Okura, Chikara Ito, Mitsuru Iida
  • Patent number: 9673546
    Abstract: The connector device of one embodiment of the present invention includes an electrical connection device and a receptacle connector. The cable holding member includes a supporting part and a wall part. The supporting part includes a supporting face for supporting a flat cable in a folded state. The wall part is provided to the supporting part so as to be on a side of the flat cable in a width direction of the flat cable supported on the supporting part. A groove for receiving a first protrusion of the flat cable is provided to an internal face of the wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Okura, Chikara Ito, Mitsuru Iida
  • Publication number: 20170005434
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact in an elongated shape that is electrically conductive, and a housing that has an internal space is formed. The contact includes a contact portion, a connection portion, a fixing portion, and a protruding portion. The contact portion is to be electrically connected to an electrically conductive member when the contact is housed in the housing. The connection portion is electrically connected to a core wire of an electrical wire. The fixing portion is provided on a side opposite to the contact portion relative to the connection portion, and fixes a covering of the electrical wire. The protruding portion is provided on an end portion side of the fixing portion opposite to the connection portion so as to protrude. The protruding portion reduces the amount of movement of the contact inside the internal space of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka TAGUCHI, Kenji OKURA, Mitsuru IIDA, Chikara ITO
  • Publication number: 20160329647
    Abstract: A cable holding member includes a stopper member and a housing. The stopper member has an attachment surface for supporting a flat cable in a folded state. The housing has a mounting surface which is provided at an opening edge of a housing space for housing the stopper member-and on which the flat cable is to be placed, and recesses into which protrusions of the flat cable placed on the mounting surface are to be fitted. The flat cable is placed on the mounting surface, and then, the stopper member is inserted into the housing space of the housing. In this way, the stopper member is attached to the housing with the flat cable being supported on the attachment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Kenji OKURA, Chikara ITO, Mitsuru IIDA
  • Publication number: 20160226168
    Abstract: The connector device of one embodiment of the present invention includes an electrical connection device and a receptacle connector. The cable holding member includes a supporting part and a wall part. The supporting part includes a supporting face for supporting a flat cable in a folded state. The wall part is provided to the supporting part so as to be on a side of the flat cable in a width direction of the flat cable supported on the supporting part. A groove for receiving a first protrusion of the flat cable is provided to an internal face of the wall part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Kenji OKURA, Chikara ITO, Mitsuru IIDA
  • Patent number: 5439243
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle including a vehicle body and a torsion beam which supports the vehicle body thereon and left and right axles at opposite ends thereof. A lateral link extends in a transverse direction of the vehicle body and has one end portion pivotally connected to the torsion beam and the other end portion connected to the torsion beam. A control link is pivotally connected at one end portion thereof to the lateral link and at the other end portion thereof to the torsion beam. Centers of the respective pivotal connections of the lateral link to the vehicle body and the torsion beam and centers of the respective pivotal connections of the control link to the lateral link and the torsion beam, are disposed in the common vertical plane with respect to the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichiro Kato, Masaki Tanaka, Chikara Ito
  • Patent number: 4562050
    Abstract: A process for producing boron nitride is described, comprising reacting at least one boron compound selected from the group consisting of boric acid and metal salt thereof and at least one nitrogen-containing compound which is capable of bonding to the boron compound to form a compound in which a boron atom and a nitrogen atom co-exist, and then heating the compound thus formed at a temperature of at least 600.degree. C. in an atmosphere of inert or reducing gas. This process can produce high purity boron nitride at relatively low temperatures in high yields. Moreover, boron nitride can be obtained in desired crystal forms including a flake-like crystal form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Yukamelamin Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kikuo Koeda, Chikara Ito