Patents by Inventor Hiroki Shimoda

Hiroki Shimoda 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: 10763628
    Abstract: A connection module includes a plurality of bus bars that connect positive and negative electrode terminals of adjacent energy storage elements, a plurality of bus bar holding portions that hold bus bars in an insulated manner, and a pitch adjustment portion. The pitch adjustment portion is to be provided across the adjacent bus bar holding portions so as to couple the adjacent bus bar holding portions, and extends and contracts in a line-up direction of the plurality of bus bar holding portions so as to enable adjustment of a pitch between the positive and negative electrode terminals of the adjacent energy storage elements. Each of the bus bar holding portion includes a bus bar housing portion including an isolation wall that keeps the corresponding bus bars apart in an insulated manner. The bus bar housing portion includes, on one side in the line-up direction, a free portion where there is no isolation wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shimoda, Shinichi Takase, Nobuyuki Matsumura, Yoshinori Ito
  • Patent number: 10763484
    Abstract: A wiring module includes multiple bus bars, a resin protector that has one or more holding portions that hold the bus bars and is provided with a tolerance absorbing portion that absorbs tolerance in the arrangement direction of power storage elements, and a cover that is attached to the resin protector and holds all of the holding portions. The resin protector is provided with a locking portion that locks the cover, the locking portion projecting in a direction identical to the projecting direction of electrode terminals and extending along the arrangement direction of the power storage elements. The cover is provided with a lock-receiving portion that is locked to the locking portion. The locking portion and the lock-receiving portion are locked in a manner of enabling relative movement along the arrangement direction of the power storage elements at an edge portion of the cover that extends in the arrangement direction of the power storage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shimoda, Shinichi Takase, Nobuyuki Matsumura, Yoshinori Ito, Hideo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10717650
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for purifying a difluorophosphate, the method including mixing a difluorophosphate containing an impurity with at least one treatment agent selected from the group consisting of carbonates, hydroxides, and halides of alkali metals or alkali earth metals and amines to isolate the impurity. It is preferable that the method further include filtering off, by filtration, a salt or a complex that has been formed by allowing the impurity to be mixed with the treatment agent. Preferably, a carbonate, a hydroxide, or a halide of an alkali metal is used as the treatment agent, and more preferably a carbonate, a hydroxide, or a halide of lithium is used as the treatment agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KANTO DENKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Takizawa, Kazuhide Yoshiyama, Keisuke Kude, Wataru Kashikura, Takuro Abe, Mitsuhara Shimoda, Osamu Omae, Hiroyuki Uehara
  • Patent number: 10589885
    Abstract: A film roll supporting device comprises a shaft body part, a shaft tip part, and a projection part. The shaft body part extends through a central hole of a film roll and having the film roll mounted thereon. The shaft tip part extends in an axis direction of a shaft from one end of the shaft body part on a side to be inserted into the central hole of the film roll. The projection part extends in a direction intersecting the axis direction of the shaft body part from the shaft tip part. The projection part abuts from below to a core of the film roll provisionally placed on the shaft tip part when the mounting of the film roll is performed. A cutout recessed in a direction intersecting the axis direction of the shaft body part is formed in the projection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hashimoto, Ryota Nagashima, Takafumi Shimoda, Ryo Sasaki, Hiroki Fujihara
  • Publication number: 20200052840
    Abstract: The base station allocates, to one terminal, at least one transmission layer and allocates at least one resource block that is a minimum allocation unit of a communication resource in each transmission layer, to transmit a signal to the terminal, and includes processing units each associated with one of the transmission layers, the processing units being equal in number to the transmission layers. Each processing unit includes a reference signal generation unit to generate a reference signal to be used by the terminal in demodulation processing on a received signal, and an information processing unit to determine an arrangement of the resource block in which to transmit the reference signal to the terminal, based on at least one of a state of a channel between the base station and the terminal or information on the resource block to be used in transmission of the reference signal in an adjacent cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiro HASEGAWA, Akinori TAIRA, Hiroki IURA, Shigeru UCHIDA, Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Tadahiro SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20190372076
    Abstract: The reliability of electrical connection between electrode terminals of power storage devices and bus bars can be improved. A bent portion that is provided on each bus bar is formed at a position shifted in the left-right direction from an intermediate position between one contact portion of two contact portions of the bus bar and the other contact portion positioned next to the one contact portion. In a bus bar housing portion, a beam portion on which a corresponding bus bar is placed is formed extending in the front-rear direction. Each beam portion is formed at a position shifted in the left-right direction from the bent portion in a state where the bus bar is housed in the bus bar housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO
  • Publication number: 20190372077
    Abstract: A plurality of sets of power storage devices each formed by connecting a plurality of power storage devices in parallel are connected in series. A wiring module that is arranged on a plurality of power storage devices each having electrode terminals, the wiring module including: a plurality of connection bus bars each connected to a corresponding electrode terminal and each having 2n (n is a natural number greater than or equal to 2) electrode connection portions; and an insulating protector that houses the plurality of connection bus bars. In each of the plurality of connection bus bars, the cross-sectional areas of the second electrode connection portion from the right of the connection bus bar and the third electrode connection portion from the right of the connection bus bar are set to be larger than the cross-sectional areas of the other electrode connection portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO
  • Publication number: 20190355956
    Abstract: An increase in the size of a wiring module is suppressed. A wiring module is for attachment to a power storage device group in which a plurality of power storage devices are arranged line up in a left-right direction. The wiring module includes: a plurality of voltage detection wires; and an insulating protector that includes a rear side routing portion in which the plurality of voltage detection wires are routed. The rear side routing portion includes a placement wall on which the plurality of voltage detection wires are placed, and a wire fixing portion that protrudes in a direction that intersects the placement wall, and to which the plurality of voltage detection wires are fixed using a binding member is provided in a region between left and right end portions of the insulating protector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO
  • Publication number: 20190355955
    Abstract: A wiring module that can account for tolerance in an alignment direction of a plurality of power storage devices includes: a first unit row including a plurality of first units linked by a first warping linking portion and a first slide linking portion that enable adjustment of an interval between the plurality of first units, the first warping linking portion having a warping portion and the linking portion having an inner wall and an outer wall; a second unit row including a plurality of second units linked by a second linking portion having an inner wall and an outer wall and enables adjustment of an interval between the plurality of second units, the second unit row being disposed side-by-side with the first unit row; and a row linking portion that has a variable row-interval portion that enables adjustment of an interval between the first and the second unit rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO
  • Publication number: 20190335144
    Abstract: A videophone system includes a processor which selectively sets a television (TV) broadcast program viewing function mode and videophone function mode in response to manual operation of a remote control, a decoder which performs, in the TV program view mode, a TV program-use decode function for decoding a broadcast program signal received from a TV tuner to thereby display it on a display screen while producing audio sounds by loudspeakers and which performs, in the videophone function mode a videophone-use decode function for decoding a videophone signal received from a distant party to thereby display on the screen an image of the distant party using the screen and speakers, and an encoder which performs a videophone-use encode function for encoding a video signal from a camera and a voice signal from a microphone to generate a videophone signal, which is sent to the distant party via a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kazunori IWABUCHI, Hiroki MIZOSOE, Mutsumi SHIMODA, Setiawan BONDAN, Manabu SASAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190305283
    Abstract: A protector includes a plurality of lead-out openings through which electric cables are configured to be led out, and an electric cable attachment part which is provided in a projecting manner at an opening edge part of the lead-out opening and to which the electric cables are configured to be attached through a hinge part with flexibility. The electric cable attachment part is bent toward the lead-out opening by the hinge part, and a bent state thereof is configured to be held by a holding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Fumihiko ICHIKAWA, Kazuya TSUCHIYA, Yuki OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10431924
    Abstract: A bus bar terminal includes an electrode connection portion that connects electrode terminals of power storage elements to each other, and a wire connection portion that is to be connected to an electrical wire, and guide portions are provided between the electrode connection portion and the wire connection portion, the guide portions guiding adhered liquid so as to fall to a position separated from the wire connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10389978
    Abstract: A videophone system includes a processor which selectively sets a television (TV) broadcast program viewing function mode and videophone function mode in response to manual operation of a remote control, a decoder which performs, in the TV program view mode, a TV program-use decode function for decoding a broadcast program signal received from a TV tuner to thereby display it on a display screen while producing audio sounds by loudspeakers and which performs, in the videophone function mode a videophone-use decode function for decoding a videophone signal received from a distant party to thereby display on the screen an image of the distant party using the screen and speakers, and an encoder which performs a videophone-use encode function for encoding a video signal from a camera and a voice signal from a microphone to generate a videophone signal, which is sent to the distant party via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Iwabuchi, Hiroki Mizosoe, Mutsumi Shimoda, Setiawan Bondan, Manabu Sasamoto
  • Publication number: 20190233949
    Abstract: A slidable component including a wear-resistant coating includes a slidable component, and a wear-resistant coating provided on a slide surface of the slidable component. The wear-resistant coating includes metal particles deposited on the side surface of the slidable component, and containing Ni, Co and Cr, and a first oxide layer covering surfaces of the metal particles, containing an Al oxide as its main component, and containing a Y oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki YOSHIZAWA, Mitsutoshi Watanabe, Yukihiro Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190189996
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal fitting for connecting, in an electric storage module that has a plurality of electricity storage elements, a wire to an electrode terminal of each of the electricity storage elements, the terminal fitting including: a plate-shaped terminal connection portion that is to be connected to the electrode terminal; an extending portion extending integrally from an edge portion of the terminal connection portion; and a wire connection portion for connecting the wire, the wire connection portion being provided on a distal end side of the extending portion, wherein the extending portion is inclined to be higher toward a distal end such that a side thereof on the wire connection portion is raised relative to a plate surface of the terminal connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SHIMODA, Shinichi TAKASE, Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Taiji YANAGIDA
  • Publication number: 20190178723
    Abstract: A temperature detection module 10 includes: a temperature sensor 50; a sensor holder 30 for holding the temperature sensor 50 such that movement is possible in a separation and contact direction in which the temperature sensor 50 is separated from and brought into contact with a measurement target; and a biasing member 70 that is attached to the sensor holder 30 and biases the temperature sensor 50 such that a detection surface comes into contact with a measurement target. The sensor holder 30 includes: a base portion 31; and a accommodating portion 40 that extends in the separation and contact direction from the base portion 31 and holds the temperature sensor 50 such that movement is possible in the separation and contact direction. The accommodating portion 40 includes a gap that allows inclination of the temperature sensor 50 between the accommodating portion 40 and the temperature sensor 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO
  • Publication number: 20190178724
    Abstract: A temperature detection module for detecting a temperature of a measurement target is provided. The temperature detection module includes a temperature sensor, and a holder for holding the temperature sensor such that movement is possible in a separation and contact direction in which the temperature sensor is separated from and brought into contact with the measurement target. The temperature sensor includes a sensor main body portion in which a temperature detection element is accommodated, and a spring portion that is integrally provided on the sensor main body portion. The spring portion is of a type that expands and contracts only in a single direction, and expands and contracts only in the separation and contact direction. The spring portion is attached to the holder and biases the temperature sensor such that a detection surface comes into contact with the measurement target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO
  • Publication number: 20190109423
    Abstract: A connection module includes a plurality of bus bars that connect positive and negative electrode terminals of adjacent energy storage elements, a plurality of bus bar holding portions that hold bus bars in an insulated manner, and a pitch adjustment portion. The pitch adjustment portion is to be provided across the adjacent bus bar holding portions so as to couple the adjacent bus bar holding portions, and extends and contracts in a line-up direction of the plurality of bus bar holding portions so as to enable adjustment of a pitch between the positive and negative electrode terminals of the adjacent energy storage elements. Each of the bus bar holding portion includes a bus bar housing portion including an isolation wall that keeps the corresponding bus bars apart in an insulated manner. The bus bar housing portion includes, on one side in the line-up direction, a free portion where there is no isolation wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SHIMODA, Shinichi TAKASE, Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Yoshinori ITO
  • Patent number: 10254175
    Abstract: A temperature detection module includes a thermistor configured to detect the temperature of an electric cell, a thermistor electrical wire drawn from the thermistor, a thermistor holding portion configured to hold the thermistor movably in a direction in which the thermistor comes into contact with and separates from the electric cell in a form in which the thermistor is biased to move toward the electric cell, and an electrical wire routing path in which the thermistor electrical wire is routed in one direction. The electrical wire routing path is provided with a holding means for holding a midpoint of the thermistor electrical wire that is drawn from the thermistor and routed along the electrical wire routing path in a form in which a drawing end of the thermistor electrical wire is provided with an excess length portion having a predetermined length in order to allow movement of the thermistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shimoda, Shinichi Takase, Nobuyuki Matsumura, Yoshinori Ito, Hideo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190041273
    Abstract: A temperature detection module includes a thermistor configured to detect the temperature of an electric cell, a thermistor electrical wire drawn from the thermistor, a thermistor holding portion configured to hold the thermistor movably in a direction in which the thermistor comes into contact with and separates from the electric cell in a form in which the thermistor is biased to move toward the electric cell, and an electrical wire routing path in which the thermistor electrical wire is routed in one direction. The electrical wire routing path is provided with a holding means for holding a midpoint of the thermistor electrical wire that is drawn from the thermistor and routed along the electrical wire routing path in a form in which a drawing end of the thermistor electrical wire is provided with an excess length portion having a predetermined length in order to allow movement of the thermistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki SHIMODA, Shinichi TAKASE, Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Yoshinori ITO, Hideo TAKAHASHI