Patents by Inventor Hideo Takahashi

Hideo Takahashi 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: 11997790
    Abstract: A coupling structure in a wiring board including a printed wiring board and a flexible printed wiring board overlaid on the printed wiring board. The printed wiring board includes a first conductive line on a surface adjacent to the flexible printed wiring board. The flexible printed wiring board includes a second conductive line on a surface on an opposite side from the printed wiring board. The flexible printed wiring board includes a conduction-purpose through hole adjacent to the second conductive line and in which a section of the first conductive line is disposed. The first conductive line of the printed wiring board and the second conductive line of the flexible wiring board are electrically connected to each other with a conductive member disposed in the conduction-purpose through hole. The conductive member is covered with a resin having an insulating property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Yoshiro Adachi
  • Patent number: 11912214
    Abstract: A wiring module includes a flexible substrate, a sensor component (temperature sensor), a connecting member (bus bar), and a holding part-equipped relay member, wherein the holding part-equipped relay member includes: a relay member main body including a base part (first main plate) that is to be fixed to the flexible substrate and the bus bar, and a holding part (first holding piece) that is continuous with the first main plate; a pedestal part (housing) that is to be held by the first holding piece so as to be displaceable in a direction toward or away from the first main plate, and that is to be fixed to a position of the flexible substrate where the temperature sensor is mounted; and a biasing member that has elastic force, that has one end held by the first main plate, and that biases the housing in the direction away from the first main plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda, Hideo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20230307797
    Abstract: An energy storage module includes a plurality of cells, a first end plate, a second end plate, and a busbar module. The busbar module includes a plurality of busbars and a busbar case that holds the busbars. The busbar case includes a first end case, a second end case, and a connection portion. The first end case engages with the first end plate. The second end case is located to be separate from the first end case in the first direction, and engages with the second end plate. The connection portion connects the first end case and the second end case to each other. The connection portion includes a first expandable portion that is expandable in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki OHIRA, Hideo Takahashi, Daiji Yoshito
  • Patent number: 11714274
    Abstract: An acquisition condition is decided for a second image of improved quality. Values xi resulting from down sampling brightness values of an input first image are accepted by an input layer. A filter is scanned and a convolutional computation performed in a convolutional layer. Outputs z1 to z4 of the convolutional layer and a first image acquisition condition v=(v1, v2, v3, v4) of the first image are accepted by an output layer and a second acquisition condition y is computed by the output layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mao Hatto, Yutaka Sasaki, Hideo Takahashi, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11602050
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board includes: a proximal end portion; a left strip portion and a right strip portion that extend in the rear direction from the proximal end portion; and conductive paths, a portion of which is provided spanning from the proximal end portion to the left strip portion, and another portion of which is provided spanning from the proximal end portion to the right strip portion. In portions of the conductive path in the left strip portion and the right strip portion, strip side connecting portions that are electrically connected to electrode terminals of electricity storage devices are provided. In the left strip portion, a deformation portion that deforms to increase the distance between the left strip portion and the right strip portion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Hideaki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11584316
    Abstract: A communication system includes a host control device and a vicarious inputting and outputting unit that controls an electric device by communicating with the host control device. The vicarious inputting and outputting unit includes a standard board provided with a first control circuit which controls the electric device and at least one of an input circuit and an output circuit for a standard electric device. The first control circuit has an extension terminal for connection to an extension board provided with at least one of an input circuit and an output circuit for an extended electric device and is provided so as to be able to operate in response to respective specifications of plural kinds of extension terminals, and a specification of the extension terminal is set through communication with the host control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Suzuki, Jun Goto, Hideo Takahashi, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20230050674
    Abstract: A wiring module to be attached to a plurality of power storage devices arranged in an arrangement direction, the wiring module including: an insulating protector; and a flexible printed wiring board disposed in the protector, wherein the protector has a shape extending in the arrangement direction, the flexible printed wiring board includes a main body part extending in the arrangement direction and disposed in the protector, and an extension piece extending from the main body part, the extension piece has a curved portion that is curved, and the extension piece is inverted by the curved portion, and the protector includes a locking part that locks to the extension piece from a direction to prevent the curved portion from deforming back to an original shape thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20220410821
    Abstract: A wiring module includes a flexible substrate, a sensor component (temperature sensor), a connecting member (bus bar), and a holding part-equipped relay member, wherein the holding part-equipped relay member includes: a relay member main body including a base part (first main plate) that is to be fixed to the flexible substrate and the bus bar, and a holding part (first holding piece) that is continuous with the first main plate; a pedestal part (housing) that is to be held by the first holding piece so as to be displaceable in a direction toward or away from the first main plate, and that is to be fixed to a position of the flexible substrate where the temperature sensor is mounted; and a biasing member that has elastic force, that has one end held by the first main plate, and that biases the housing in the direction away from the first main plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Hideo TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220394855
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board includes an electrically conductive line and a land that is connected to the electrically conductive line and to be connected to a terminal. The land includes soldering portions that have metal surfaces and to which the terminal is to be soldered. A dividing section is between the soldering portions and the dividing section has a non-metal surface and defines each of the soldering portions that are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Tsutomu KITAJIMA, Yoshiro ADACHI, Yuuki OOHASHI, Manabu SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20220394856
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board including a terminal includes a flexible printed circuit board that includes an electrically conductive line and the terminal soldered to the flexible printed circuit board. The flexible printed circuit board includes a land and a soldering restricting section. The land is electrically connected to the electrically conductive line and has a metal surface and is soldered to the terminal. The soldering restricting section has a non-metal surface and is not soldered to the terminal. The terminal includes an overlapping section and a protrusion section. The overlapping section overlaps the land and is soldered to the land and includes a removed section that is formed in such a manner that a portion is partially removed in a predefined area. The protruding section is continuous from the overlapping section and protrudes to an area that does not overlap the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Tsutomu KITAJIMA, Yoshiro ADACHI, Yuuki OOHASHI, Manabu SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20220377881
    Abstract: A battery wiring module includes a plurality of connecting members to be connected to electrode terminals and a flexible printed circuit board having a plurality of voltage detection lines for detecting the voltages of a plurality of power storage elements via the plurality of connecting members, at least one of the plurality of voltage detection lines being constituted to include a front surface wiring and a back surface wiring respectively formed on a front surface and a back surface of the flexible printed circuit board, and a front-back conduction part passing through the flexible printed circuit board in the plate thickness direction and connecting the front surface wiring and the back surface wiring, and the resistance value per unit length of the front-back conduction part being less than or equal to the maximum resistance value per unit length of the front surface wiring and the back surface wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE
  • Publication number: 20220344780
    Abstract: A battery wiring module including: bus bars including a terminating bus bar having an external connection portion; a case accommodating the bus bars; a cover portion mounted on the case to cover the bus bars while including a fixing portion mounted on the case, a large lid portion attached to the fixing portion via a first hinge portion to be rotatable from a first closed end covering the external connection portion and its peripheral region to a first open end exposing the external connection portion and its peripheral region, and a small lid portion attached to the large lid portion via a second hinge portion to be rotatable from a second closed end covering the external connection portion to a second open end exposing the external connection portion; and a retainer to retain the large lid portion at the first open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Yoshinori IKAI, Hideaki NAKAJIMA, Yuhei YAMADA, Daiji YOSHITO, Yuki OHIRA
  • Publication number: 20220336929
    Abstract: A wiring module that is to be mounted on power storage elements having electrode terminals includes a flexible board to be electrically connected to the electrode terminals, a connector connected to the flexible board, and a casing holding the flexible board and the connector. The casing includes a case body to be fixed to the power storage elements, a connector holder holding the connector, and a connection portion that is expandable and retractable and connects the connector holder and the case body such that the connector holder is movable relative to the case body. The flexible board includes a board body section fixed to the case body, and an extra section extending from the board body section and having an end that is connected to the connector. The extra section moves according to expansion and retraction of the connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuhei YAMADA, Hideo TAKAHASHI, Hideaki NAKAJIMA, Yuki OHIRA
  • Publication number: 20220328993
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal-equipped flexible circuit board provided with a flexible circuit board that is flexible and a plurality of terminals. The flexible circuit board extends in a longitudinal direction, the flexible circuit board includes a plurality of conductive paths, the plurality of terminals each include a conductive path connection portion that is connected to a conductive path and a terminal connection portion that extends in an extending direction from the conductive path connection portion and is connected to a partner terminal, the plurality of terminals are arranged on the flexible circuit board in a state in which the longitudinal direction of the flexible circuit board intersects the extending direction of the plurality of terminals, and the plurality of terminals are arranged in a plurality of levels in a state in which the flexible circuit board is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Yasuo OMORI
  • Publication number: 20220295631
    Abstract: A flexible printed wiring board according to an aspect includes a base film, a conductive pattern disposed on one surface of the base film, and an extra length absorbing portion protruding from the base film and disposed in a direction of a plane, the extra length absorbing portion including a pattern connected portion connected to the conductive pattern, a coupling portion having a first linear wiring portion, a first arcuate wiring portion, and a second linear wiring portion coupled in this order continuously from the pattern connected portion, and a connecting terminal connected to the coupling portion, the pattern connected portion and the connecting terminal being opposite to each other in a direction in which the extra length absorbing portion protrudes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji HAHAKURA, Shinichi TAKASE, Yoshifumi UCHITA, Hideo TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220287178
    Abstract: A coupling structure in a wiring board including a printed wiring board and a flexible printed wiring board overlaid on the printed wiring board. The printed wiring board includes a first conductive line on a surface adjacent to the flexible printed wiring board. The flexible printed wiring board includes a second conductive line on a surface on an opposite side from the printed wiring board. The flexible printed wiring board includes a conduction-purpose through hole adjacent to the second conductive line and in which a section of the first conductive line is disposed. The first conductive line of the printed wiring board and the second conductive line of the flexible wiring board are electrically connected to each other with a conductive member disposed in the conduction-purpose through hole. The conductive member is covered with a resin having an insulating property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Yoshiro ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20220272839
    Abstract: A flexible printed wiring board according to an aspect includes an insulating base film and a conductive pattern stacked on one surface side of the base film. The flexible printed wiring board further includes one or more square-shaped connecting terminals stacked over the conductive pattern with solder in between on one edge side of the conductive pattern. The connecting terminal is made of metal and includes a bent portion with both ends bent opposite to the base film. The connecting terminal includes a plated layer on an outer surface side of the bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi UCHITA, Shinichi TAKASE, Hideo TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220263141
    Abstract: A wiring module disposed on a plurality of power storage devices that have electrode terminals, the wiring module including: at least one flexible first substrate that is electrically connected to the electrode terminals; and a flexible second substrate that is electrically connected to the first substrate and a device, wherein a plurality of first voltage detection lines that are electrically connected to the electrode terminals are formed on the first substrate, and the plurality of first voltage detection lines are not lined up in the order of the potentials of the electrode terminals to which the plurality of first voltage detection lines are connected, a plurality of second voltage detection lines that are connected to the plurality of first voltage detection lines are formed on the second substrate, and the second substrate has a connection end portion that is connected to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20220190392
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board including an electronic component includes a flexible printed circuit board, an electronic component, a cover, and a restricting portion. The printed circuit board including an electrically conductive line. The electronic component is mounted on the flexible printed circuit board and joined to the electrically conductive line. The cover covers a joint between the electronic component and the electrically conductive line. The restricting portion is along an outer edge of the cover. The flexible printed circuit board includes a groove along the outer edge of the cover. The groove is defined by opposed groove side surfaces. One of the opposed groove side surfaces farther from the electronic component is defined as the restricting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE
  • Publication number: 20220029249
    Abstract: A connection module includes multiple bus bars for connecting electrode terminals of adjacent power storage elements, and a holding member that holds the multiple bus bars. The holding member includes multiple holding units that respectively hold the multiple bus bars and are arranged side by side in one line, and the holding units include shielding walls. The shielding wall included on one first holding unit is provided in a standing manner along only the short side of the bus bar held in the first holding unit, the short side opposing another adjacent first holding unit or second holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Hideaki NAKAJIMA