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: 20130023158
    Abstract: A method of producing a low height connector, includes: removing an insulating covering from a first part of an electric wire; forming the electric wire into a predetermined shape in which the first part of the electric wire is bent; joining a terminal to a second part of the electric wire; and molding the electric wire to surround at least the first part and the second part of the electric wire with a housing to obtain the low height connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime KATO, Masayuki KATAOKA, Hiroki KOMATSU, Takeshi INNAN
  • Publication number: 20130017719
    Abstract: There is provided a connector capable of reliably preventing a short circuit without causing increase in cost. The connector includes a terminal which is joined to an electric wire, a housing which accommodates a terminal joint part which is a joint portion of the electric wire and the terminal, a sealing member which is made of a resilient material having waterproof and insulation properties to seal between the housing and the terminal joint part, and a shield member which covers the housing and the electric wire near the terminal joint part, wherein the sealing member is formed integrally with an electric wire protecting part which extends along the electric wire to cover the electric wire, and the electric wire protecting part is interposed between the electric wire and the shield member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanaka, Hajime Kato
  • Patent number: 8342880
    Abstract: A connector includes a terminal electrically connected to an end of an electric wire, and a connector housing which accommodates the terminal and the electric wire. The terminal is capable of being fastened to an opposite member by means of a fastening member so that the terminal is electrically connected to the opposite member. The connector housing includes a housing arm which supports the terminal so as to be displaceable in a direction in which the fastening member is fastened to the opposite member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Tsuyoshi Mizushima, Yoshiaki Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20120292101
    Abstract: An outer periphery of a single core conductor having a round rod shape and configuring an electric wire is coated with an insulation film such as enamel, except for a partial conductor exposed part at an end portion of the single core conductor, an end portion of the single core conductor is inserted into a through-hole of a seal member made of an elastic material that is mounted to a waterproof casing with being closely contacted thereto, an inner periphery of the through-hole of the seal member is in close contact with an outer periphery of the coated insulation film, and a connection terminal is provided to the partial conductor exposed part at the end portion of the single core conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Kato
  • Publication number: 20120244746
    Abstract: A first conductive path and a battery are connected via a junction block that is provided to the battery. The junction block is provided with a second conductive path. The second conductive path is arranged at an upper side of a floor which is to be an interior side of a panel member. The first conductive path and the second conductive path are electrically connected in the vicinity of a through-hole of the panel member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syunya Tsuge, Hajime Kato
  • Publication number: 20120238147
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector assembly allowing attachment of a connector to a connector receptacle with a limited attachment space. The connector assembly includes the connector having a terminal and a connector housing, the connector receptacle having a case and a terminal portion, and a fastening member. The terminal has an electrical contact portion with a hole. The connector housing has a column portion for receiving the electrical contact portion with the hole aligned in an insertion direction of the connector. The terminal portion has a connection portion to be superposed with the electrical contact portion and has a second hole to be communicated with the hole. The case has a housing portion for supporting the connection portion so that the second hole of the connection portion is aligned with the insertion direction of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Kato, Kouichi Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20120208404
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector assembly having a small size and preventing a contact between a bolt fastener and a detection member. The connector assembly includes a connector having an inner chamber with an opening and a plurality of connector terminals, a connector receptacle having a plurality of connector receptacle terminals securable together with the connector terminals and a first detection member, and a cover for covering the opening and having a second detection member. When the opening of the inner chamber is covered with the cover, the first detection member and the second detection member are connected together and detect that the cover is covered. The first detection member is disposed between the adjacent connector receptacle terminals. An end surface of the first housing is positioned inwardly of the inner chamber with respect to a surface of a connector electrical contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Kato, Kouichi Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20120184155
    Abstract: A terminal block 1 includes: a terminal block main body 2 on which a plurality of seating surfaces 13 are provided; a plurality of fixing members 3 penetrating first and second connection terminals and fixing the first and second connection terminals to the seating surfaces 13 in a manner that the first connection terminals are connected to electronic devices, and the second connection. terminals 8 to be electrically connected to the first connection terminals are overlapped with the seating surfaces 13. The seating surfaces 13 are sloped relative to a direction W that the first and second connection terminals are arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Kato, Tatsuya Goto
  • Publication number: 20120178291
    Abstract: A connector adapted to connect device, allows itself to be fastened with a bolt using a conventional tool, and to be downsized. A edge 9a of the protection rib 9 and a bearing surface 7b on which a bolt 10 on a fastening part 7 is tightened are formed in the same plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Yakazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Kato, Koichi Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20120164867
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a direct mount connector terminal and a direct mount connector for improving reliability of connection thereof. The direct mount connector terminal is locked to a connector housing with a lance of the connector housing. The direct mount connector terminal includes an electrical connection portion extending toward a connection direction of a mating terminal, a bent portion connected to and bent with respect to the electrical connection portion, a parallel portion connected to the bent portion and parallel to the electrical connection portion, and a locking portion disposed on the parallel portion and to be locked to the lance of the connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Kato, Tsuyoshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20120108113
    Abstract: A terminal 1 which maintains electrical connectivity between a mating terminal and contact spring pieces, reduce size and firmly fixes the contact spring pieces at a terminal main body, includes the conductive, rectangular tube-shaped terminal main body 3 into which the mating terminal 2 is inserted, the plurality of one conductive contact spring pieces 18 extending from one wall 5 to the other wall 6 of the terminal main body and tilted relative to a mating terminal insertion direction, and a plurality of the other conductive contact spring pieces 19 extending from the other wall to the one wall and tilted relative to the insertion direction. The one and the other contact spring pieces 78, 79 are arranged alternatively along the insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Hajime Kato, Yuichiro Matsumoto, Masayuki Kataoka, Tsuyoshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20120058889
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition containing carbon nanotubes which meets all of the following conditions (1) to (4). (1) When observed via transmission electron microscopy, at least 50 out of every 100 carbon nanotubes are double-walled carbon nanotubes. (2) The carbon nanotubes have an average outer diameter in the range of 1.0 to 3.0 nm. (3) During thermogravimetric analysis under atmosphere at a temperature increase rate of 10° C./minute, a high temperature combustion peak is at 700 to 850° C., and the relationship between low temperature weight loss (TG(L)) and high temperature weight loss (TG(H)) is TG(H)/(TG(L)+TG(H))?0.75. (4) The composition containing carbon nanotubes has a volume resistance value between 1.0×10?2 ?·cm and 1.0×10?4 ?·cm, inclusive. The disclosed composition containing carbon nanotubes primarily has double-walled carbon nanotubes with high electrical conductivity and high heat resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Hidekazu Nishino, Hajime Kato, Naoyo Okamoto, Shuko Ikeuchi, Kenichi Sato, Shiho Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8128431
    Abstract: A terminal comprising a plate shaped electrical connector including an engagement portion and an equipment portion, a ring shaped support member intimately attached to an outer periphery of the equipment portion and abutting to the engagement portion, and a ring shaped elastic seal intimately attached to the outer periphery of the equipment portion and adjacent to the support member from a side of the support member opposite a side abutting the engagement portion. Also, a connector comprising the terminal and a connector housing including a terminal space into which the terminal is inserted, the terminal space having an inner peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Tsuyoshi Mizushima, Yoshiaki Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8128440
    Abstract: A connector 1 includes: a connector housing 2; a case 3; and a cover 4. The connector housing 2 receives terminals. The case 3 is coupled to the connector housing 2, and receives ends of electric wires 7 connected to the terminals in the connector housing 2. The cover 4 includes a pair of cover bodies 41, 42, a locking arm, and a receiving member 6. The pair of cover bodies 41, 42 are attached to an outside of the case 3, and attached to each other to cover an outer wall 3b of the case 3. The locking arm is mounted on a one cover body 41. The receiving member is mounted on the other cover body 42 and engaged with the locking arm 41.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Kato, Suminori Arima, Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20120045370
    Abstract: In relation to a microreactor, and also a microreactor system applying the same therein, not producing any dead volume therein, and thereby achieving a high level of mixing properties even at a low solution flow rate and having a simple structure thereof, disclosed herein are a microreactor and microreactor system, comprising a channel for mixing up at least two (2) types of fluids, and thereby conducting mixing/reacting of fluids by conducting the mixing/reacting of the fluids at least one (1) time, i.e., being suitable for so-called a multi-step reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Yukako Asano, Tetsuro Miyamoto, Shigenori Togashi, Yoshishige Endo, Hidekazu Tsudome, Hajime Kato
  • Patent number: 8109108
    Abstract: A ventilation flow path through which air present in an internal space at an instrument panel is drawn and discharged to the outside of the cabin as a blower fan operates is formed in a ventilation mode without forming an air-conditioning flow path for blowing inside air or outside air into the cabin and the air-conditioning flow path is formed without forming the ventilation flow path in a mode other than the ventilation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Nagayama, Hajime Kato, Teruaki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20120021632
    Abstract: There is provided a waterproof connector in which swing of electric wires inside a rear holder can be prevented, and insertion of the rear holder into a connector body can be easily performed with a small force. The waterproof connector includes a connector body 2 having a terminal containing room 21 in which a terminal metal fitting 9 of an electric wire 7 is contained, a waterproof plug 3 which is fitted to the electric wire 7 at a wire withdrawing side 23 of the connector body 2 and assembled to the wire withdrawing side 23 of the connector body 2, and a rear holder 5 which is mounted on the wire withdrawing side 23 of the connector body 2 thereby to prevent drop of the waterproof plug 3 from the connector body 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Kato, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Tsuyoshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20120003856
    Abstract: A waterproof structure, which is for one connector fixed to a mounting hole of an automotive motor's metallic case and another connector fixed to a mounting hole of an automotive inverter's metallic case and connected to the one connector, comprises ring-shaped first and second packings. The first packing resides between the one case's surface and the one connector's surface that are orthogonal to a fitting direction of the connectors such that the one case's mounting hole is surrounded thereby to provide waterproof interface between the one case and the one connector. The second packing resides between the other case's surface and the other connector's surface that are parallel to the fitting direction. The second packing extends on an outer circumferential surface of the other connector to provide waterproof interface between an inner circumferential surface of the other case's mounting hole and the other connector's outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Sachiko Yagome, Hajime Kato
  • Publication number: 20110319212
    Abstract: A simply structured rattling noise reduction device for a vehicle capable of preventing rattling certainly under neutral position. The rattling noise reduction device is applied to a vehicle having a transmission mechanism configured to transmit a torque of a prime mover to an output member through a mating transmission mechanism, and a shifting means capable of selecting a drive position in which the torque of the prime mover is transmitted to the output member and a neutral position in which the torque of the prime mover is not transmitted to the output member, and in which the transmission mechanism is configured to idle any one of rotary members thereof to prevent the torque from being applied to the output member in case the neutral position is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Masato Terashima, Hiroki Kuwamoto
  • Publication number: 20110309375
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes semiconductor elements mounted on a heat spreader, lead frames connected to the semiconductor elements, and a molding resin which holds them and forms a housing. Upper portions and side surfaces of the semiconductor elements are covered with an organic thin film which is formed between the semiconductor elements and the molding resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime KATO