Patents by Inventor Hidenori Kanda

Hidenori Kanda 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: 11031732
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing and a lever. The lever is pivotally mounted on the housing, and is pivotally operable between a temporary locking position and a fitting completion position. The lever includes a pair of side plates and an operating portion. A lock portion is provided on the housing, and locks the lever positioned at the fitting completion position. The housing is configured to be fitted to a mating housing by rotating the lever from a fitting start position to the fitting completion position. The housing has a pair of walls that are provided at both sides of the lock portion. Arm protection walls are provided on upper edges of the pair of walls respectively with extending inward so as to cover both sides of the flexible arm portion of the lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Shimizu, Shogo Suzuki, Hidenori Kanda, Masayuki Saito, Takuya Hasegawa, Kazuya Terao
  • Publication number: 20210104934
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a board body disposed on the opposite side of a plate-shaped portion of a center piece to a stator, and a heat generating element mounted to a surface on the plate-shaped portion side of the board body and disposed inside a radial direction range of a rotor housing. A heat-dissipation portion of a heatsink is on the plate-shaped portion side of the circuit board such that the heat-dissipation portion contacts the heat generating element either directly or through a thermally conductive material. A guide that opposes the heat-dissipation portion in an axial direction of a motor unit is formed at the plate-shaped portion. The guide forms an airflow guiding path between itself and the heat-dissipation portion, the airflow guiding path being shaped so as to guide air taken in through an air intake port from the radial direction outside toward a center of the motor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori KANDA, Ko NEJIGANE
  • Patent number: 10819067
    Abstract: In the connector, a female beak of a female housing includes a climbing surface formed on an end part at a removing direction side, and a tip end projection that protrudes in a removing direction from an end part at an upper direction side of the climbing surface. A male beak of a male housing includes a climbed surface formed on an end part at an inserting direction side, and that comes into contact with the climbing surface in a fitting direction. After connection of a male terminal housed in the male housing with a female terminal housed in the female housing is started, a tip end projection faces the male beak in a vertical direction. After the tip end projection faces the male beak, the climbing surface comes into contact with the climbed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Kazuto Ohtaka, Daiki Amemiya, Sho Kawano
  • Patent number: 10763614
    Abstract: In the connector, a female beak of a female housing includes a climbing surface formed on an end part at a removing direction side, and a tip end projection that protrudes in a removing direction from an end part at an upper direction side of the climbing surface. A male beak of a male housing includes a climbed surface formed on an end part at an inserting direction side, and that comes into contact with the climbing surface in a fitting direction. After connection of a male terminal housed in the male housing with a female terminal housed in the female housing is started, a tip end projection faces the male beak in a vertical direction. After the tip end projection faces the male beak, the climbing surface comes into contact with the climbed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Kazuto Ohtaka, Daiki Amemiya, Sho Kawano
  • Publication number: 20200044388
    Abstract: In the connector, a female beak of a female housing includes a climbing surface formed on an end part at a removing direction side, and a tip end projection that protrudes in a removing direction from an end part at an upper direction side of the climbing surface. A male beak of a male housing includes a climbed surface formed on an end part at an inserting direction side, and that comes into contact with the climbing surface in a fitting direction. After connection of a male terminal housed in the male housing with a female terminal housed in the female housing is started, a tip end projection faces the male beak in a vertical direction. After the tip end projection faces the male beak, the climbing surface comes into contact with the climbed surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Kazuto Ohtaka, Daiki Amemiya, Sho Kawano
  • Patent number: 10424870
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a lock arm that extends from the housing and is engageable with a counterpart connector. The lock arm includes a first arm a has a shape of a cantilever beam and has a locking hole for being engaged with the counterpart connector at a free end side of the first arm, and a second arm that extends from an end portion on the free end side of the first arm and is capable of releasing the engagement by bending the first arm around a fixing end of the first arm. The locking hole has a hole of which the size in a width direction orthogonal to an extending direction of the first arm becomes larger as a measurement position of the size of the hole gets closer to the free end from the fixing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Hiromasa Kubota
  • Patent number: 10396613
    Abstract: An armature provided with: plural core configuration members that configure an armature core and are segmented from each other on progression along the circumferential direction of the armature core; plural insulators that each include plural insulating portions mounted to the core configuration members and a coupling portion that couples the plural insulating portions together; plural windings that respectively include plural winding portions, wound on the core configuration members with the insulating portions interposed between the winding portions and the core configuration members, and a crossing wire that connects the plural winding portions together; a fitting portion that couples together adjacent core configuration members out of the plural core configuration members; and an exposing portion that is formed to the plural insulators and exposes the fitting portion when viewed along the axial direction of the armature core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Shigeaki Kageme
  • Patent number: 10299672
    Abstract: A subjective optometric apparatus includes: a projection optical system that includes a target presenting unit configured to emit a target light flux, the projection optical system being configured to project, onto an examinee's eye, the target light flux emitted from the target presenting unit; a housing configured to accommodate the projection optical system; a presentation window configured to project the target light flux onto the examinee's eye by transmitting the target light flux emitted from the projection optical system and outputting the target light flux from an inside of the housing to an outside of the housing; and an observation unit configured to observe, via the presentation window, a positional relationship between the examinee's eye and an eye refractivity measuring unit configured to change an optical property of the target light flux output from the inside of the housing to the outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Shibata, Ryoji Suzuki, Yukito Hirayama, Hidenori Kanda
  • Patent number: 10109954
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing configured to be inserted and removed from a mating housing of a mating connector and a lever. The lever is pivotally operable between a temporary locking position and a fitting completion position of the lever. The lever includes a pair of side plates and an operating portion. A lock portion is provided on the housing. Lever disengagement prevention portions are provided on both sides of the housing so as to cover at least respective parts of the side plates of the lever positioned at the fitting completion position from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Shimizu, Shogo Suzuki, Hidenori Kanda, Masayuki Saito, Takuya Hasegawa, Kazuya Terao
  • Patent number: 10103484
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing configured to be inserted into a mating housing of a mating connector, and a lever that is pivotally operable between a temporary locking position and a fitting completion position. The lever includes a pair of side plates and an operating portion. The housing has a lever-protection wall, protruding outward beyond a pivotal outer peripheral end of the lever disposed at the temporary locking position, the lever-protection wall being provided at an end portion of the housing in a direction opposite to a rotational direction in which the lever rotates from the temporary locking position toward the fitting completion position. The lever disposed at the temporary locking position is arranged so that the operating portion of the lever overlaps the lever-protection wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Shimizu, Shogo Suzuki, Hidenori Kanda, Masayuki Saito, Takuya Hasegawa, Kazuya Terao
  • Patent number: 10014746
    Abstract: In a rotary electric machine, wound wires are connected to a first terminal and a second terminal. Circuit terminals that are configured from a conductive metal other than aluminum, and the first terminal and the second terminal that are configured from a metal with a principal component of aluminum are joined together inside a circuit chamber that has high water resistant properties. Corrosion is accordingly suppressed at join sites of the circuit terminals with the first terminal and the second terminal. There is therefore no need to coat the join sites with for example a sealing material in order to suppress corrosion at the join sites. Good electrical continuity is accordingly enabled between the circuit terminals and the wound wires while suppressing an increase in costs, even when the wound wire is configured from a metal with a principal component of aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Shigeaki Kageme, Takahiro Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Takabe
  • Publication number: 20180153392
    Abstract: A subjective optometric apparatus includes: a projection optical system that includes a target presenting unit configured to emit a target light flux, the projection optical system being configured to project, onto an examinee's eye, the target light flux emitted from the target presenting unit; a housing configured to accommodate the projection optical system; a presentation window configured to project the target light flux onto the examinee's eye by transmitting the target light flux emitted from the projection optical system and outputting the target light flux from an inside of the housing to an outside of the housing; and an observation unit configured to observe, via the presentation window, a positional relationship between the examinee's eye and an eye refractivity measuring unit configured to change an optical property of the target light flux output from the inside of the housing to the outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori SHIBATA, Ryoji SUZUKI, Yukito HIRAYAMA, Hidenori KANDA
  • Patent number: 9979255
    Abstract: In a rotary electric machine, wound wires are connected to a first terminal and a second terminal. Circuit terminals that are configured from a conductive metal other than aluminum, and the first terminal and the second terminal that are configured from a metal with a principal component of aluminum are joined together inside a circuit chamber that has high water resistant properties. Corrosion is accordingly suppressed at join sites of the circuit terminals with the first terminal and the second terminal. There is therefore no need to coat the join sites with for example a sealing material in order to suppress corrosion at the join sites. Good electrical continuity is accordingly enabled between the circuit terminals and the wound wires while suppressing an increase in costs, even when the wound wire is configured from a metal with a principal component of aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Shigeaki Kageme, Takahiro Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Takabe
  • Patent number: 9941635
    Abstract: A connector housing includes a housing body and a fitting operation lever that has a swinging portion attached to the housing body rotatably. A part of the rib protruding toward the swinging portion narrows an interval between a curved portion of the housing body and the swinging portion to a predetermined value or below. A part of the rib protruding toward a direction separating from a lower surface of the housing body has a flat face. A distance between the rotary axis of the swinging portion and the flat face is larger than a distance between the rotary axis and a part of an outer circumferential edge of the swinging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Hidenori Kanda, Takuya Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20180076566
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a lock arm that extends from the housing and is engageable with a counterpart connector. The lock arm includes a first arm a has a shape of a cantilever beam and has a locking hole for being engaged with the counterpart connector at a free end side of the first arm, and a second arm that extends from an end portion on the free end side of the first arm and is capable of releasing the engagement by bending the first arm around a fixing end of the first arm. The locking hole has a hole of which the size in a width direction orthogonal to an extending direction of the first arm becomes larger as a measurement position of the size of the hole gets closer to the free end from the fixing end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Hiromasa Kubota
  • Publication number: 20180069347
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing and a lever. The lever is pivotally mounted on the housing, and is pivotally operable between a temporary locking position and a fitting completion position. The lever includes a pair of side plates and an operating portion. A lock portion is provided on the housing, and locks the lever positioned at the fitting completion position. The housing is configured to be fitted to a mating housing by rotating the lever from a fitting start position to the fitting completion position. The housing has a pair of walls that are provided at both sides of the lock portion. Arm protection walls are provided on upper edges of the pair of walls respectively with extending inward so as to cover both sides of the flexible arm portion of the lock portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko SHIMIZU, Shogo SUZUKI, Hidenori KANDA, Masayuki SAITO, Takuya HASEGAWA, Kazuya TERAO
  • Publication number: 20180069345
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing configured to be inserted into a mating housing of a mating connector, and a lever that is pivotally operable between a temporary locking position and a fitting completion position. The lever includes a pair of side plates and an operating portion. The housing has a lever-protection wall, protruding outward beyond a pivotal outer peripheral end of the lever disposed at the temporary locking position, the lever-protection wall being provided at an end portion of the housing in a direction opposite to a rotational direction in which the lever rotates from the temporary locking position toward the fitting completion position. The lever disposed at the temporary locking position is arranged so that the operating portion of the lever overlaps the lever-protection wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko SHIMIZU, Shogo SUZUKI, Hidenori KANDA, Masayuki SAITO, Takuya HASEGAWA, Kazuya TERAO
  • Publication number: 20180069346
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing configured to be inserted and removed from a mating housing of a mating connector and a lever. The lever is pivotally operable between a temporary locking position and a fitting completion position of the lever. The lever includes a pair of side plates and an operating portion. A lock portion is provided on the housing. Lever disengagement prevention portions are provided on both sides of the housing so as to cover at least respective parts of the side plates of the lever positioned at the fitting completion position from outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko SHIMIZU, Shogo SUZUKI, Hidenori KANDA, Masayuki SAITO, Takuya HASEGAWA, Kazuya TERAO
  • Patent number: 9871322
    Abstract: A connector includes a lever drawing and fitting a first housing and a second housing by moving from a temporary lock position to a final lock position. The lever includes a lever-side lock portion elastically deformable in a first direction away from a surface of the first housing, and including a reinforcing rib that enhances rigidity against a deformation of the lever-side lock protrusion. The first housing includes a housing-side lock portion which locks the lever-side lock portion when the lever is in the temporary lock position, which inhibits movement of the lever to the final lock position during locking, and which permits the lever to move to the final lock position when the locking is released. The second housing includes a lock releasing portion which pushes the lever-side lock portion in the first direction so as to release the locking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Hiromasa Kubota
  • Publication number: 20170346225
    Abstract: A connector includes a lever drawing and fitting a first housing and a second housing by moving from a temporary lock position to a final lock position. The lever includes a lever-side lock portion elastically deformable in a first direction away from a surface of the first housing, and including a reinforcing rib that enhances rigidity against a deformation of the lever-side lock protrusion. The first housing includes a housing-side lock portion which locks the lever-side lock portion when the lever is in the temporary lock position, which inhibits movement of the lever to the final lock position during locking, and which permits the lever to move to the final lock position when the locking is released. The second housing includes a lock releasing portion which pushes the lever-side lock portion in the first direction so as to release the locking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori KANDA, Hiromasa KUBOTA