Patents by Inventor Eiji Hojo

Eiji Hojo 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).

  • Publication number: 20190221788
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a lid for storage battery, an injection molding method of the lid, a storage battery with the lid, and a terminal section for storage battery, which can save trouble of inserting a nut into a cavity portion of a terminal, and can prevent falling of the nut at the time of connection of an external leading wire. In a lid for storage battery in which a terminal section for storage battery 8 made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both is insert-molded in a lid made of synthetic resin, and a storage battery with the lid for storage battery, an anchor portion 4T is projected at a location excluding at least a central portion of a bottom portion 4F of the terminal 4, and a nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal to be fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Haruyama, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10297799
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a lid for storage battery, an injection molding method of the lid, a storage battery with the lid, and a terminal section for storage battery, which can save trouble of inserting a nut into a cavity portion of a terminal, and can prevent falling of the nut at the time of connection of an external leading wire. In a lid for storage battery in which a terminal section for storage battery 8 made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both is insert-molded in a lid made of synthetic resin, and a storage battery with the lid for storage battery, an anchor portion 4T is projected at a location excluding at least a central portion of a bottom portion 4F of the terminal 4, and a nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal to be fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Haruyama, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10135049
    Abstract: A vehicular lead storage battery according to the present invention includes a battery container provided with at least one cell chamber; and a cover plate 1 for covering an upper opening of the battery container. A guide path 8 for discharging gases within a cell chamber to the outside is formed in the cover plate 1. The guide path 8 includes a first guide portion 9B for horizontally guiding gases from the cell chamber; a second guide portion 9C connected to the first guide portion 9B to downwardly guide the gases from the first guide portion 9B; and a third guide portion 10A connected to the second guide portion 9C to horizontally guide the gases from the second guide portion 9C and discharge the gases from an exhaust vent 4K formed in the cover plate 1 to the outside. A corner portion 9K is formed by the first guide portion 9B and the second guide portion 9C, and a corner portion 10K is formed by the second guide portion 9C and the third guide portion 10A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: GS Yuasa International Ltd., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Eiji Hojo, Katsuhiro Ouchi, Hidehiko Shibata
  • Publication number: 20180013103
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a lid for storage battery, an injection molding method of the lid, a storage battery with the lid, and a terminal section for storage battery, which can save trouble of inserting a nut into a cavity portion of a terminal, and can prevent falling of the nut at the time of connection of an external leading wire. In a lid for storage battery in which a terminal section for storage battery 8 made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both is insert-molded in a lid made of synthetic resin, and a storage battery with the lid for storage battery, an anchor portion 4T is projected at a location excluding at least a central portion of a bottom portion 4F of the terminal 4, and a nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal to be fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Haruyama, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9748530
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a lid for storage battery, an injection molding method of the lid, a storage battery with the lid, and a terminal section for storage battery, which can save trouble of inserting a nut into a cavity portion of a terminal, and can prevent falling of the nut at the time of connection of an external leading wire. In a lid for storage battery in which a terminal section for storage battery 8 made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both is insert-molded in a lid made of synthetic resin, and a storage battery with the lid for storage battery, an anchor portion 4T is projected at a location excluding at least a central portion of a bottom portion 4F of the terminal 4, and a nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal to be fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Haruyama, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20170229695
    Abstract: A vehicular lead storage battery according to the present invention includes a battery container provided with at least one cell chamber; and a cover plate 1 for covering an upper opening of the battery container. A guide path 8 for discharging gases within a cell chamber to the outside is formed in the cover plate 1. The guide path 8 includes a first guide portion 9B for horizontally guiding gases from the cell chamber; a second guide portion 9C connected to the first guide portion 9B to downwardly guide the gases from the first guide portion 9B; and a third guide portion 10A connected to the second guide portion 9C to horizontally guide the gases from the second guide portion 9C and discharge the gases from an exhaust vent 4K formed in the cover plate 1 to the outside. A corner portion 9K is formed by the first guide portion 9B and the second guide portion 9C, and a corner portion 10K is formed by the second guide portion 9C and the third guide portion 10A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Eiji Hojo, Katsuhiro Ouchi, Hidehiko Shibata
  • Publication number: 20160329548
    Abstract: A storage battery includes a terminal portion for storage batteries having a plurality of bolt insertion holes bored in one or a plurality of directions, a nut insertion opening through which a nut is inserted, a hollow in communication with the bolt insertion holes and the nut insertion opening and the nut having at least one screw hole threaded in a direction coincident with at least one or the plurality of directions. A fixation portion is formed to fix the nut by deforming the terminal portion with the nut being inserted through the nut insertion opening into the hollow and the at least one screw hole of the nut being in communication respectively with the at least one of the plurality of bolt insertion holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Aya Harada, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama, Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Okumura, Katsuya Noguchi
  • Patent number: 9368781
    Abstract: A storage battery includes a terminal portion for storage batteries having a plurality of bolt insertion holes bored in one or a plurality of directions, a nut insertion opening through which a nut is inserted, a hollow in communication with the bolt insertion holes and the nut insertion opening and the nut having at least one screw hole threaded in a direction coincident with at least one or the plurality of directions. A fixation portion is formed to fix the nut by deforming the terminal portion with the nut being inserted through the nut insertion opening into the hollow and the at least one screw hole of the nut being in communication respectively with the at least one of the plurality of bolt insertion holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Aya Harada, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama, Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Okumura, Katsuya Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8980467
    Abstract: There is provided a storage battery, including: a container having at least one cell chamber; a lid body (2) made of synthetic resin for covering a top opening of the container, the lid body having on a top surface a recessed portion that is recessed downward, the lid body having positive and negative electrode terminals disposed close to one side of the lid body and respectively at both end portions of said one side in a longitudinal direction, wherein the positive and negative electrode terminals (4) respectively have lower portions embedded in the lid body and upper portions projecting from the lid body; and an auxiliary lid (9) for closing the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Eiji Hojo, Hirofumi Umetani, Masashi Shiota, Shin Ohsaki, Shinichi Egami
  • Patent number: 8906544
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a terminal section for storage battery that allows external leading wires to be simultaneously attached thereto at two or more locations, a nut for terminal of the terminal section for storage battery, a lid for storage battery with the terminal section for storage battery, and a storage battery. There is provided a terminal section for storage battery 8 which is made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion into which a nut is inserted, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both, wherein the terminal 4 has a rectangular parallelepiped shape, and through-holes 4K1, 4K2 of the terminal 4 are formed at least at two locations of a rectangular upper surface plate portion and a rectangular front surface plate portion, and at positions where screw holes of the nut communicating with the through-holes 4K1, 4K2 of the terminal 4 do not intersect with each other, when the nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Haruyama, Shin Osaki, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20140212739
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal portion for storage batteries that allows a nut to be fixed thereto easily and reliably so that the nut does not fall therefrom, and that allows a bolt to be inserted into the nut by selecting either one of the upper surface or the front surface, or two or more points at the same time when connecting an external lead wire to a storage battery even if the nut is fixed to the terminal portion, and a storage battery including such a terminal portion for storage batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Aya Harada, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama, Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Okumura, Katsuya Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8652669
    Abstract: A lead-acid battery comprising a container having at least one cell chamber and a lid body for covering a top opening of the container. The lid body has on a top surface a recessed portion having therein an annular portion protruding upward and having, in an area of a bottom wall inside the protruding portion, an exhaust hole for exhausting gas from the cell chamber, wherein a guide passage for guiding gas from the exhaust hole to the outside is formed by joining the protruding portion with a joining portion provided on the lid body cover. An annular groove formed between the protruding portion and the vertical wall is covered with an outer periphery of the lid body cover 5 and the guide passage is isolated from the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Eiji Hojo, Masashi Shiota, Shin Ohsaki, Shinichi Egami
  • Publication number: 20130183558
    Abstract: A vehicular lead storage battery according to the present invention includes a battery container provided with at least one cell chamber; and a cover plate 1 for covering an upper opening of the battery container. A guide path 8 for discharging gases within a cell chamber to the outside is formed in the cover plate 1. The guide path 8 includes a first guide portion 9B for horizontally guiding gases from the cell chamber; a second guide portion 9C connected to the first guide portion 9B to downwardly guide the gases from the first guide portion 9B; and a third guide portion 10A connected to the second guide portion 9C to horizontally guide the gases from the second guide portion 9C and discharge the gases from an exhaust vent 4K formed in the cover plate 1 to the outside. A corner portion 9K is formed by the first guide portion 9B and the second guide portion 9C, and a corner portion 10K is formed by the second guide portion 9C and the third guide portion 10A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Eiji Hojo, Katsuhiro Ouchi, Hidehiko Shibata
  • Publication number: 20120264002
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a lid for storage battery, an injection molding method of the lid, a storage battery with the lid, and a terminal section for storage battery, which can save trouble of inserting a nut into a cavity portion of a terminal, and can prevent falling of the nut at the time of connection of an external leading wire. In a lid for storage battery in which a terminal section for storage battery 8 made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both is insert-molded in a lid made of synthetic resin, and a storage battery with the lid for storage battery, an anchor portion 4T is projected at a location excluding at least a central portion of a bottom portion 4F of the terminal 4, and a nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal to be fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Haruyama, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20120263997
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a terminal section for storage battery that allows external leading wires to be simultaneously attached thereto at two or more locations, a nut for terminal of the terminal section for storage battery, a lid for storage battery with the terminal section for storage battery, and a storage battery. There is provided a terminal section for storage battery 8 which is made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion into which a nut is inserted, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both, wherein the terminal 4 has a rectangular parallelepiped shape, and through-holes 4K1, 4K2 of the terminal 4 are formed at least at two locations of a rectangular upper surface plate portion and a rectangular front surface plate portion, and at positions where screw holes of the nut communicating with the through-holes 4K1, 4K2 of the terminal 4 do not intersect with each other, when the nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Haruyama, Shin Osaki, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20110135979
    Abstract: There is provided a lead-acid battery in which the joint state between a lid body and a lid body cover can be checked based on both the joint state between a protruding portion in the periphery of a second exhaust hole and a joining portion of the lid body cover, and the joint state between a protruding portion of the lid body and a joining portion of the lid body cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Eiji Hojo, Masashi Shiota, Shin Ohsaki, Shinichi Egami
  • Publication number: 20110039153
    Abstract: There is provided a storage battery, including: a container having at least one cell chamber; a lid body (2) made of synthetic resin for covering a top opening of the container, the lid body having on a top surface a recessed portion that is recessed downward, the lid body having positive and negative electrode terminals disposed close to one side of the lid body and respectively at both end portions of said one side in a longitudinal direction, wherein the positive and negative electrode terminals (4) respectively have lower portions embedded in the lid body and upper portions projecting from the lid body; and an auxiliary lid (9) for closing the recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Eiji Hojo, Hirofumi Umetani, Masashi Shiota, Shin Ohsaki, Shinichi Egami
  • Publication number: 20090042098
    Abstract: There is provided storage battery that is capable of enabling an easy and speedy fabrication work as well as preventing a terminal thereof from fading or decaying for a long time. A storage battery includes: a lid made of a synthetic resin for closing a container and having cutout portions or recesses; terminals disposed respectively in the cutout portions or the recesses; bushings each having a tubular shape located inside the lid; electrode poles extending from the container for taking out power, the electrode poles respectively inserted into the bushings and welded thereto; conductive portions each for electrically connecting an upper side of the bushing and a lower side of the terminal disposed in parallel with the bushing in a horizontal direction in each of the cutout portions or the recesses; and an auxiliary lid for covering the bushing disposed inside the lid from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Yasuhide Nakayama, Eiji Hojo, Shuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: D667790
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Osaki, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama, Hiroshi Haruyama, Aya Sawa, Hiroshi Okumura
  • Patent number: D675513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Aya Sawa, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama, Hiroshi Okumura