Patents by Inventor Hiroki Hirai

Hiroki Hirai 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: 10926721
    Abstract: A control system configured to reduce the number of terminals of a connector in an electronic control unit and reduce the insertion/extraction force of the connector includes an ECU having a first connector unit, and a wire harness unit having a second connector unit to be connected to the first connector unit. The ECU includes a multiplexing control circuit and a first signal line serving as a transmission path for a multiplexed signal. The second connector unit is provided with a second signal line serving as a transmission path for the multiplexed signal transmitted via the first signal line, and a multiplexing control circuit. The multiplexing control circuit performs at least one of a process of separating signals from the multiplexed signal transmitted via the second signal line and a process of multiplexing a plurality of signals and transmitting a multiplexed signal to the second signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hayashi, Hiroki Hirai, Toshiaki Kakii, Mitsuaki Nishie
  • Publication number: 20210036445
    Abstract: Power trunk conductors 30 of a trunk cable 12 and power branch conductors 37 of a branch cable 13 are electrically connected to each other by a first trunk-side bus bar 56, fuses, and a first branch-side bus bar 60. Signal trunk conductors 31 of the trunk cable 12 and signal branch conductors 38 of the branch cable 13 are electrically connected to each other by the relay bus bars 64.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kazuyoshi OHARA, Hisashi SAWADA
  • Patent number: 10910156
    Abstract: A power storage module includes: a power storage element; a cooling member that has a coolant and a sealing body hermetically sealing the coolant, is stacked on the power storage element, and is configured to form a bulging portion by deformation of the sealing body caused by evaporation of the coolant in a region not overlapping the power storage element; a heat transfer plate that is stacked on the power storage element with the cooling member sandwiched therebetween; and an elastic member that abuts with the heat transfer plate and the bulging portion and is elastically deformable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES. LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Akihisa Hosoe, Yoshiyuki Hirose, Akihiro Nagafuchi, Tomoharu Takeyama, Eiichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210027916
    Abstract: A wire harness includes: an electrical wire including a core wire and an insulating covering for covering the core wire; and a sheet material in which the electrical wire is disposed on a resin main surface, and a part of the main surface having contact with the electrical wire is welded to the insulating covering of the electrical wire, thereby forming an electrical wire fixing part. A thickness dimension of a first covering part in the insulating covering on a side of the electrical wire fixing part in relation to the core wire is formed smaller than a thickness dimension of a second covering part located on an opposite side of the core wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring System, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Daichi FUKUSHIMA, Miyu ARAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20210023231
    Abstract: The invention provides a bio-related substance bonded to a high-molecular-weight polyethylene glycol derivative that does not cause vacuolation of cells. The bio-related substance bonded to a degradable polyethylene glycol derivative is represented by the formula (A): wherein m is 1-7, n1 and n2 are each independently 45-682, p is 1-4, R is an alkyl group having 1-4 carbon atoms, Z is an oligopeptide with 2-8 residues composed of neutral amino acids excluding cysteine, Q is a residue of a compound having 2-5 active hydrogens, D is the bio-related substance, L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 are each independently a single bond or a divalent spacer, and y is 1-40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicants: NOF CORPORATION, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroki YOSHIOKA, Masaki KAMIYA, Yuji YAMAMOTO, Midori HIRAI, Akiko SASAKI, Nobuhiro NISHIYAMA, Makoto MATSUI, Hiroyasu TAKEMOTO, Kazuki MIYAUCHI, Takahiro NOMOTO, Keishiro TOMODA
  • Patent number: 10867721
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a functional exterior component shaped into a sheet and an electric wire disposed to overlap with the functional exterior component in at least a part of a region along a longitudinal direction. At least a part of an overlap between the insulating covering of the electric wire and the functional exterior component is welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ishida, Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Toru Tanji
  • Publication number: 20200388890
    Abstract: A coolant includes a refrigerant, a porous plate-shaped heat insulator, and an enclosure in which the refrigerant and the heat insulator are enclosed in a sealed state, and the heat insulator has a thermal conductivity per unit area of 300 W/(K·m2) or less and a thickness equal to or greater than 0.5 mm and equal to or less than 10.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koma NUMATA, Masatoshi MAJIMA, Kazuki OKUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Tetsuji TANAKA, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Junichi ONO
  • Publication number: 20200386487
    Abstract: A heat transfer device includes a bag and a working fluid. The bag includes a first sheet and a second sheet with edges that are sealed together. The working fluid is enclosed in the bag. The working fluid changes a phase thereof between gas and liquid. The bag includes a vaporizing portion in which the liquid-phase working fluid is vaporized and a condensing portion in which the gas-phase working fluid is condensed. The bag includes a two-phase flow channel in which liquid-gas two-phase slug flow including the liquid-phase working fluid and the gas-phase working fluid occurs from the vaporizing portion to the condensing portion. The two-phase flow channel is provided in an internal space of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki KUBOKI, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Hiroomi HIRAMITSU, Akihisa HOSOE, Yoshiyuki HIROSE, Akihiro NAGAFUCHI, Tomoharu TAKEYAMA, Eiichi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10843820
    Abstract: An object is to simplify a structure of a holding fixture which holds the shape of an aircraft panel, and to hold the aircraft panel in an appropriate shape. A holding fixture includes: a plurality of gripping units configured to grip edge portions on two opposite sides of a fuselage panel including a skin; and a support body configured to integrally support the plurality of gripping units, the support body being provided corresponding to the fuselage panel to be gripped by the plurality of gripping units, wherein the plurality of gripping units hold the fuselage panel such that the gripping units grip the edge portions of the fuselage panel, and the fuselage panel has a curved shape in cross section taken in a direction perpendicular to a one axis direction, and the holding fixture is configured to be conveyable in a state of holding the fuselage panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hirai, Hiroki Azuma, Takuya Goto, Sachio Takeyama
  • Publication number: 20200366009
    Abstract: A terminal 20 includes a terminal connection portion 21 connected to a counterpart terminal and a board connection portion 24 connected to a conductive path 13 of a board 11. The board connection portion 24 has a plate shape portion 25 that is a plate shape. The plate shape portion is disposed behind the terminal connection portion 21 and is soldered to the conductive path 13 of the board 11. The board connection portion has a plate-shape first projection walls 28A to 28D that are bent from edge portions of a lateral direction side of the plate shape portion 25 and that project to an opposite side to the board 11 side. The plate shape portion 25 and the first projection walls 28A to 28D have a plating layer 37 that is formed on a plate surface of the plate shape portion and the first projection walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Printed Circuits, Inc.
    Inventors: Takanobu SHIMADA, Hiroki HIRAI, Jyunichi ONO, Yoshio OKA, Yoshifumi UCHITA, Yoshiro ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20200353880
    Abstract: To provide a technique for enabling a single exterior member to be easily used for both a region of a wire harness that is disposed in a flat state and a region thereof that is disposed in a bent state. The wire harness includes an exterior member formed in a sheet shape, and a wire disposed overlapping the exterior member in at least a partial region extending along an extension direction of the wire. At least a part of a portion where an insulating covering of the wire and the exterior member overlap is welded. A partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is in a flat state, and at least another partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is rolled up in a direction intersecting the extension direction of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Masakuni KASUGAI
  • Patent number: 10808200
    Abstract: A liquid composition which has an excellent coating property at room temperature and is retained on a surface to be coated after application on the surface, and a terminal-fitted electric wire having an increased corrosion resistance using the same. The liquid composition contains a high-consistency material, a low-viscosity liquid having a kinetic viscosity of 100 mm2/s or lower measured at 40° C. in accordance with JIS K2283, and an adduct containing an acidic phosphate ester containing one or more kinds of compounds represented by General Formulae (1) and (2), and a metal, P(?O)(—OR1)(—OH)2??(1), P(?O)(—OR1)2(—OH)??(2), where R1 represents a hydrocarbon group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazuo Nakashima, Takehiro Hosokawa, Tatsuya Hase, Hironobu Rachi, Hiroki Hirai, Junichi Ono, Takuji Ootsuka, Hideki Nomura, Makoto Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20200328008
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a functional exterior component, at least one electric wire, and at least one thread. The functional exterior component is shaped into a sheet. The electric wire is disposed on one main surface of the functional exterior component. With the thread the electric wire is sewn on the functional exterior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Tooru TANJI, Junichi SHIRAKAWA, Koichiro GOTO
  • Patent number: 10804622
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing an electrical connection assembly includes preparing a connector (CN) in which each terminal (20) has a conductor connection surface (27a) exposed from an insulating housing (30), bringing parts of conductors and the conductor connection surfaces (27a) corresponding thereto into contact and connecting both while tension is applied to a wiring material (10). The method further includes fixing the wiring material (10) to the insulating housing (30) by bringing the wiring material (10) and the insulating housing (30) into contact with each other at the fixing positions separated in the longitudinal direction of the wiring material (10) from the parts to be connected and solidifying the fixing portions (34) of the insulating housing (30) after melting the fixing portions at the fixing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Washio, Hiroki Hirai, Yasuo Omori, Toshio Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200295419
    Abstract: A cooling member includes an enclosing member including sheet members that are connected in a liquid tight manner, refrigerant enclosed in the enclosing member, and a medium where the refrigerant moves within the enclosing member. The medium includes an evaporation section where the refrigerant is evaporated and turned into gas, the enclosing member includes a condensation section in which the refrigerant that is in a gaseous state is condensed and turned into liquid. The medium includes acceleration means that accelerates movement of the refrigerant that is in a liquid state to the evaporation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki KUBOKI, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Akihisa HOSOE, Yoshiyuki HIROSE, Tomoharu TAKEYAMA, Eiichi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10766438
    Abstract: To provide a technique for enabling a single exterior member to be easily used for both a region of a wire harness that is disposed in a flat state and a region thereof that is disposed in a bent state. The wire harness includes an exterior member formed in a sheet shape, and a wire disposed overlapping the exterior member in at least a partial region extending along an extension direction of the wire. At least a part of a portion where an insulating covering of the wire and the exterior member overlap is welded. A partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is in a flat state, and at least another partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is rolled up in a direction intersecting the extension direction of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Hidetoshi Ishida, Masakuni Kasugai
  • Patent number: 10770804
    Abstract: A wire with terminal 10 includes a wire 11 having a conductor part 12 and an insulation coating 13 surrounding the conductor part 12, a water stop portion 40 to be held in close contact with an outer surface of the insulation coating 13, and a terminal 20 having a conductor crimping portion 24 to be crimped to the conductor part 12 and a water stop holding portion 27 configured to hold the water stop portion 40 by being held in close contact with an outer surface side of the water stop portion 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nomura, Hiroki Hirai, Takuji Ootsuka, Kohei Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Yamano, Takaaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20200269779
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a vehicle mounted component mounted to a vehicle and electrical wires, at least part of which extending along a longitudinal direction is bonded along the vehicle mounted component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Miyu ARAMAKI, Hiroki HIRAI, Housei MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 10752732
    Abstract: A purification method of a polyethylene glycol compound having one carboxyl group. In the method, an aqueous solution of the compound having a pH of 8 to 11 is prepared, the aqueous solution and a mixed organic solvent are mixed at a temperature of 15° C. or more and 50° C. or less and the mixture is separated into an organic layer and an aqueous layer. In the mixed organic solvent, a ratio of solvent I is from 25 to 60% by mass, and a ratio of solvent II is from 75 to 40% by mass. Solvent I is a hydrocarbon, solvent II is a halogenated hydrocarbon, a mixing ratio Y (organic solvent I/organic solvent II), a temperature T (° C.) at mixing and a weight average molecular weight M of the compound satisfy a relationship of 3.11×10?6M+0.084?Y?0.0135T??1.77×10?6M+0.404.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NOF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Midori Hirai, Hiroki Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20200254944
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a harness component capable of preventing liquid penetration from between conductors of wires to a mating connector on which a connector case is mounted, and improving workability and productivity during manufacturing. A harness component (1) includes a connector case (7), a plurality of connector terminals (2) arranged in the connector case (7), a plurality of wires (3) electrically connected to the connector terminals (2) and sealing members (5) arranged in clearances between mounting portions (24) formed on the respective connector terminals (2) and the connector case (7). An outer peripheral surface of the mounting portion (24) and an inner peripheral surface of the sealing member (5) and an outer peripheral surface of the sealing member (5) and an inner peripheral surface of the connector case (7) are in close contact with each other. The connector terminal (2) is formed with a penetration preventing portion (251) for preventing liquid penetration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu Hashimoto, Hiroki Hirai, Kosuke Sone, Toshikazu Saba, Yasuto Takeda, Yoshitaka Ikeda, Kazuyoshi Ohara, Takahiro Maruyama