Patents by Inventor Hajime Kato

Hajime Kato 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: 20160362073
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a wire portion formed by arranging three wires in the same direction, the respective wires having conductors and insulators coating outer circumferences of the conductors, and a braided wire. The three wires of the wire portion and the braided wire are disposed such that the braided wire is interposed between two wires of the wire portion adjacent to each other along a circumferential direction around a central axial line of the wire portion on a cross section of the wire harness when viewed from an axial direction along the central axial line, on a side of the central axial line from outer circumferential-side tangents connecting the conductors of the two wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro YAMAGUCHI, Yoshitaka OHKUBO, Hajime KATO, Hiroshi AIHARA
  • Publication number: 20160362074
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a wire portion having three wires arranged in the same direction, connectors connected to both end portions of the wire portion, a middle portion installed in an intermediate position of the wire portion between the connectors, a wire-side surge reducing section provided in the wire portion, a connector-side surge reducing section provided in each of the connectors, and a middle portion-side surge reducing section provided in the middle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro YAMAGUCHI, Yoshitaka OHKUBO, Hajime KATO, Yasuhiro OTSUTA, Takeshi INNAN, Hiroshi AIHARA
  • Patent number: 9496643
    Abstract: A connector includes a female terminal having an elastically deformable contact portion; a housing; a rotary cylinder rotatably mounted to the housing; and a slider movably mounted in a cylinder axis direction via a motion direction converting mechanism, in which the motion direction converting mechanism is configured to move the slider from a first cylinder axis position to a second cylinder axis position when the rotary cylinder is rotated from a first rotation position to a second rotation position, the slider is formed to be separated from a contact portion at the first cylinder axis position and press the contact portion at the second cylinder axis position, and the contact portion of the female terminal is formed to come into pressing contact with the male terminal by being pressed by the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Hiroaki Imai
  • Patent number: 9472897
    Abstract: A connector has a male-side housing provided with terminals and a female-side housing provided with contact portions to contact the terminals. In a state in which the male-side housing and the female-side housing are rotated relative to each other and engaged with each other, the terminals and the contact portions are contact each other to be electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Miki Nakamura, Yoshitake Ohmori
  • Patent number: 9472880
    Abstract: In a terminal connection structure, a male terminal and a female terminal are mutually connected by being butted to each other. The male and female terminals are to be connected with respective ends of electric wires. The male terminal includes a male contact portion formed into a curved shape opening on a side opposite to the female terminal. The female terminal includes a female contact portion formed into a curved shape opening on the male terminal side, the curved shape being configured to contact with an outer circumferential surface of the male contact portion. The female contact portion includes contact pieces protruding toward the male contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Omae, Hajime Kato
  • Patent number: 9466908
    Abstract: A connector (11) includes a female terminal (13) having a terminal connection section (19) to which a mating male terminal (17) is electrically connected and a conductor connection section (23) and an electric insulating female-side housing (15) for holding the female terminal (13). The female terminal (13) includes a male terminal insertion/extraction opening (37) bored in the terminal connection section (19) and a plurality of spring contact pieces (41), the fixed-side ends (43) of which are fixed to the opening peripheral section of the male terminal insertion/extraction opening (37) and the free-side ends (45) of which elastically make contact with the male terminal (17) inserted into the male terminal insertion/extraction opening (37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Ohkubo, Yoshitake Ohmori, Hajime Kato
  • Publication number: 20160268733
    Abstract: A connector includes connector terminals having an elastically deformable contact portion which contacts an apparatus-terminal of a connection counterpart apparatus, a housing to which the connector terminals are assembled, a rotating member which is rotatable with respect to the housing by an external manipulation, and a movable member which moves the housing toward the connection counterpart apparatus via a motion direction converting mechanism which converts a rotation motion of the rotating member into a linear motion. The motion direction converting mechanism includes at least one projection in one of the housing and the movable member and at least one linear groove which meshes with the projection in the other one of the housing and the movable member, wherein the projection and the linear groove are inclined with respect to a moving direction of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Tatsuya Goto, Hiroaki Imai
  • Patent number: 9438000
    Abstract: A shell of a female connector includes two members including a shell body integrated with a female housing and a braided wire fixing member to which a braided wire of a shield cable is crimped and fixed. The braided wire fixing member to which the braided wire is crimped and fixed is mated with a cylindrical portion of the shell body integrated with the female housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Hiroshi Shinba
  • Patent number: 9431727
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure for an electric wire, the electric wire including an internal conductor which is covered with a first insulating cover (21) and an external conductor which is provided coaxially with the internal conductor to surround an outer circumference of the first insulating cover and covered with a second insulating cover, the terminal connection structure including: a first terminal which is connected to a part where the internal conductor is exposed; a second terminal which is connected to a part where the external conductor is exposed; and an insulating portion which is interposed between the first insulating cover and the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Kazuhiro Tomine, Takaaki Miyajima
  • Publication number: 20160233625
    Abstract: A fuse-equipped connector (1) is configured in combination of a first connector (10) and a second connector (30) which can be assembled to each other in an attachable and detachable state. The first connector (10) includes a first terminal (13) electrically connected to an external apparatus (50) and a connection portion (12a) mechanically connectable to the external apparatus (50). The second connector (30) includes a second terminal (33) electrically connected to the first terminal (13) and a fuse (35) being electrically connected to the second terminal (33). In a state where the first connector (10) and the second connector (30) are assembled with each other, the first terminal (13) and the second terminal (33) are electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Seizi Adachi
  • Patent number: 9391389
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure for an electric wire includes a first terminal having a first extension section extended from a first connection section in a nearly semi-cylindrical shape and connected to the first terminal member of a mating connection device to be connected to the electric wire and a second terminal having a second extension section extended from a second connection section in a nearly semi-cylindrical shape and connected to the second terminal member of the mating connection device to be connected to the electric wire, the first extension section and the second extension section being disposed coaxially so as to be opposed to each other and to form a nearly cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitake Ohmori, Hajime Kato, Kazuhiro Tomine, Takaaki Miyajima
  • Patent number: 9379476
    Abstract: A connector includes a plurality of metal terminal fittings connected to terminals of electric wires, a plurality of molded housings molded to connection parts of the electric wires and the metal terminal fittings to cover the connection parts, and an overmolded housing which accommodates and holds the plurality of molded housings. The plurality of molded housings are molded in a structure integrated by carrier portions that connect the adjacent molded housings to each other and are collectively integrated into the overmolded housing. The carrier portions have cross-section dimensions set to be smaller than those of the molded housing and have flexibility. An arrangement pitch between the adjacent molded housings are adjusted when the plurality of molded housings are collectively integrated into the overmolded housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanaka, Hajime Kato, Madoka Ohishi, Sotaro Kato, Takaaki Miyajima
  • Publication number: 20160181727
    Abstract: A connector includes a female terminal having an elastically deformable contact portion; a housing; a rotary cylinder rotatably mounted to the housing; and a slider movably mounted in a cylinder axis direction via a motion direction converting mechanism, in which the motion direction converting mechanism is configured to move the slider from a first cylinder axis position to a second cylinder axis position when the rotary cylinder is rotated from a first rotation position to a second rotation position, the slider is formed to be separated from a contact portion at the first cylinder axis position and press the contact portion at the second cylinder axis position, and the contact portion of the female terminal, is formed to come into pressing contact with the male terminal by being pressed by the slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime KATO, Hiroaki IMAI
  • Patent number: 9362653
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a connector able to prevent a first interlock connector from making contact with a bolt, a terminal fitting, or the like, and able to position a cover for covering a bolting chamber. The connector includes: the terminal receiving portion provided with the terminal fittings to be connected to the electrodes of the connector attachment portion; the cover member for covering the terminal receiving portion; the first interlock connector projecting from the cover member; and the second interlock connector provided on the terminal receiving portion and configured to be fitted to the first interlock connector. When the cover member covers the terminal receiving portion, the first interlock connector and the second interlock connector are fitted to each other, thereby the connector detects that the cover member covers the terminal receiving portion and allows the terminal fittings to be energized with the electrodes of the connector attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanaka, Hajime Kato
  • Patent number: 9362647
    Abstract: A connector terminal comprises: an electrical conductive portion connected with an electrical conductive member; and a connection portion integrally provided with the electrical conductive portion, the connection portion including: a pair of flat plate portions opposed to one another to form an insertion portion into which a corresponding terminal is inserted; a support portion provided in middle portions of the paired flat plate portions, the support portion restricting the paired flat plate portions from moving in directions in which they separate from one another when the corresponding terminal is inserted into the insertion portion, and a plurality of contact portions provided around the support portion in the paired flat plate portions the contact portions elastically contacting with the corresponding terminal to be electrically connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Omae, Hajime Kato, Kazuhiro Tomine
  • Publication number: 20160134048
    Abstract: A second connector housing connected to a first connector housing includes: a second housing body (31) including a cylinder portion (312) into which a body portion (212) is fitted; an axial groove (315a) formed by a cut in the cylinder portion (312) and allowing a connection pin (214) to enter therein, a circumferential groove (315b) arranged to extend circumferentially in the cylinder portion (312) from a distal end of the axial groove (315a), and allowing the connection pin (214) to move therein when the connector housings are operated and rotated relatively to each other; and a lock spring piece (316) formed integrally with the cylinder portion (312) to extend along the circumferential groove (315b), and restricting the connection pin (214) from moving in a return direction in a state in which the connection piece (214) arrives at distal end of the circumferential groove (315b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime KATO, Hiroaki IMAI
  • Patent number: 9318826
    Abstract: As a connector structure of the invention, there is provided a connector structure in which a pair of connectors are assembled to an opening (11) which penetrates a floor panel (1) in a passenger compartment from both sides of the floor panel (1) and terminal portions which are provided individually in the connectors which are fitted together are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Kazuhiro Tomine, Takaaki Miyajima
  • Publication number: 20160104960
    Abstract: A connector (11) includes a female terminal (13) having a terminal connection section (19) to which a mating male terminal (17) is electrically connected and a conductor connection section (23) and an electric insulating female-side housing (15) for holding the female terminal (13). The female terminal (13) includes a male terminal insertion/extraction opening (37) bored in the terminal connection section (19) and a plurality of spring contact pieces (41), the fixed-side ends (43) of which are fixed to the opening peripheral section of the male terminal insertion/extraction opening (37) and the free-side ends (45) of which elastically make contact with the male terminal (17) inserted into the male terminal insertion/extraction opening (37).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Ohkubo, Yoshitake Ohmori, Hajime Kato
  • Publication number: 20160090053
    Abstract: In a terminal box for an electric vehicle mounted with an in-wheel motor, at least a part of a terminal block is housed inside a casing. The terminal body includes a box body and a removable cover. The box body includes openings provided in its bottom portion and top portion. The cover covers the top portion-side opening of the box body. The terminal box is attached to an outer surface of the casing such that the bottom portion opening side of the box body covers the terminal block from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime KATO, Miki NAKAMURA, Takeshi INNAN
  • Patent number: 9293866
    Abstract: A connector includes: a connector housing formed in a tubular shape by an insulating synthetic resin; a cover for closing an opening of one end side in an axial direction of the connector housing; and plural terminal fittings formed inside the connector housing by insert molding, one end of the terminal fittings each being arranged in an opening for coupling of the other end side in the axial direction of the connector housing and the other end of the terminal fittings each being connected to one end of an electric wire. The one end of the terminal fittings each led out of one inner wall part of the connector housing traverses the opening for coupling, and a distal end of the terminal fittings each is buried in the other inner wall part opposed to the one inner wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanaka, Hajime Kato