Patents by Inventor Hiromi Ueda

Hiromi Ueda 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: 11674982
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a voltage detection terminal, a housing including a terminal accommodating concave and a cover to be attached to the housing and to cover the voltage detection terminal accommodated in the terminal accommodating concave. The cover includes an extension piece extending in a first direction. The housing includes an accommodating hole to accommodate the extension piece, and a guide portion including an inclined surface and a guide surface. The inclined surface has a first end in the first direction and a second end and is inclined with respect to the first direction such that the first end is provided closer to the accommodating hole than the second end in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and being parallel to the housing. The guide surface is continuous with the inclined surface and an inner wall surface of the accommodating hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura, Hiromi Ueda, Naoto Morisaku, Yutaro Okazaki, Shinichi Yanagihara
  • Patent number: 11662390
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a voltage detection terminal configured to be conductively connected to a detection target, an electric wire conductively connected to the voltage detection terminal and a housing having a plate shape and including a terminal accommodating concave configured to accommodate the voltage detection terminal, an electric wire accommodating concave defined by a first groove side wall, a second groove side wall and a groove bottom surface, and configured to accommodate the electric wire and to guide the electric wire out of the housing and an electric wire restricting portion configured to hold the electric wire between the electric wire restricting portion and the groove bottom surface and to prevent the electric wire from being displaced out of the electric wire accommodating concave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura, Hiromi Ueda, Naoto Morisaku, Yutaro Okazaki, Shinichi Yanagihara
  • Patent number: 11658371
    Abstract: A power storage device includes a power storage module, a pair of current collector plates configured to be stacked to interpose the power storage module in a first direction that is vertical, a pair of insulating plates configured to be stacked to interpose the power storage module and the pair of current collector plates in the first direction; and a pair of restraint plates configured to be stacked to interpose the power storage module, the pair of current collector plates, and the pair of insulating plates in the first direction. The power storage module is configured to include an accommodation space that accommodates an electrolytic solution together with a power generation element. A pressure adjustment valve communicating with the accommodation space is provided on a side surface of the power storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji Oide, Hiromi Ueda, Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura
  • Patent number: 11650257
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a voltage detection terminal, an electric wire, a housing including a terminal accommodating concave and an electric wire accommodating concave, and a cover. The cover includes an extension piece extending in a first direction in which the cover is attached to the housing. The housing includes an accommodating hole to accommodate the extension piece. The electric wire accommodating concave includes an inclined surface and a guide surface. The inclined surface is inclined with respect to the first direction such that a first thereof end is provided closer to the accommodating hole than a second end thereof in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and being parallel to the housing. The guide surface is continuous with the inclined surface and continuous with an inner wall surface of the accommodating hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura, Hiromi Ueda, Naoto Morisaku, Yutaro Okazaki, Hideki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11552359
    Abstract: A power storage device includes a plurality of power storage modules laminated, a conductive plate and a sealing member. The conductive plate and the sealing member are provided between the power storage modules adjacent to each other in a laminating direction of the power storage modules. The plurality of power storage modules each have an electrode laminate, an electrolytic solution, and a sealing body. The electrode laminate has electrode exposed portions exposed from the sealing body at one end and the other end in the laminating direction. Between the power storage modules adjacent to each other in the laminating direction, the conductive plate is disposed between the electrode exposed portions opposing each other to be in contact with the electrode exposed portions, and at least a portion between the sealing bodies opposing each other is filled with the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Hamaoka, Taku Inoue, Hiromi Ueda, Kojiro Tamaru, Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura
  • Publication number: 20220393319
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a battery stack; a high-voltage equipment component including a fuse; a first cable configured to connect a first connection portion of the battery stack and the high-voltage equipment component; a second cable configured to connect a second connection portion of the battery stack and the high-voltage equipment component; an equipment cover covering the high-voltage equipment component; and a low-voltage equipment component. The first cable and the second cable are disposed to extend in different directions from each other between the battery stack and the equipment cover. The low-voltage equipment component is disposed to face a surface of the battery stack on which the first connection portion is located, and is offset with respect to the first connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka INOUE, Hiromi UEDA, Keizo KOTERA
  • Publication number: 20220384879
    Abstract: A battery unit includes a battery module having electrode sheets stacked along a first direction, and a cooling plate superposed on a surface of the battery module. Each electrode sheet has a coated portion having a surface on which an active substance exists, and an uncoated portion that is located adjacent to the coated portion, and has both surfaces on which the active substance does not exist. The cooling plate has a main plate opposed to the coated portion, and a sensor holder attached to an outer edge of the main plate. A boundary between the coated portion and uncoated portion of the electrode sheet and a boundary between the main plate and the sensor holder on an abutting surface of the cooling plate do not overlap with each other, when viewed along the first direction, in a section in which the boundaries extend in parallel with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Morioka, Shigeru Fukuda, Hiromi Ueda
  • Patent number: 11515596
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electricity-storage module includes: preparing a stacked body and first sealing portions; processing an extension portion of one or more first sealing portions included in an outer edge portion in a stacking direction of the stacked body so that an extension portion length of the one or more of first sealing portions becomes shorter than a length of the extension portions of the first sealing portions which are not included in the outer edge portion; and forming a second sealing portion that is provided at the periphery of the first sealing portions when viewed from the stacking direction and covers at least parts of outer surfaces of the first sealing portions located at stacking ends of the stacked body in the stacking direction by injection molding in which a resin material is caused to circulate in a mold frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Kojiro Tamaru, Takafumi Yamasaki, Takashi Sakai, Hiroki Maeda, Naoto Morisaku, Hiromi Ueda, Akihito Tsuge, Koji Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20220349946
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a voltage detection terminal configured to be conductively connected to a detection target, an electric wire conductively connected to the voltage detection terminal and a housing having a plate shape and including a terminal accommodating concave configured to accommodate the voltage detection terminal, an electric wire accommodating concave defined by a first groove side wall, a second groove side wall and a groove bottom surface, and configured to accommodate the electric wire and to guide the electric wire out of the housing and an electric wire restricting portion configured to hold the electric wire between the electric wire restricting portion and the groove bottom surface and to prevent the electric wire from being displaced out of the electric wire accommodating concave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura, Hiromi Ueda, Naoto Morisaku, Yutaro Okazaki, Shinichi Yanagihara
  • Publication number: 20220349945
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a voltage detection terminal, an electric wire, a housing including a terminal accommodating concave and an electric wire accommodating concave, and a cover. The cover includes an extension piece extending in a first direction in which the cover is attached to the housing. The housing includes an accommodating hole to accommodate the extension piece. The electric wire accommodating concave includes an inclined surface and a guide surface. The inclined surface is inclined with respect to the first direction such that a first thereof end is provided closer to the accommodating hole than a second end thereof in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and being parallel to the housing. The guide surface is continuous with the inclined surface and continuous with an inner wall surface of the accommodating hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi MORIOKA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Hiromi UEDA, Naoto MORISAKU, Yutaro OKAZAKI, Hideki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20220352578
    Abstract: There are provided a plate for a buttery stack and battery stack including: a plate-shaped housing having a fitting groove provided in a recessed shape in a first plate side surface of the plate for the battery stack along a longitudinal direction thereof; a plurality of bottomed first recessed holes formed side by side in a direction orthogonal to a plate thickness direction of the plate for the battery stack, and extending from a second plate side surface opposite to the first plate side surface; and a plurality of second recessed holes formed side by side in the direction orthogonal to the plate thickness direction, and extending from a bottom portion of the fitting groove to be positioned between the two adjacent first recessed holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi MORIOKA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Hiromi UEDA, Naoto MORISAKU, Ryuta TAKISHITA, Yutaro OKAZAKI, Shinichi YANAGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220352608
    Abstract: There is provided a plate for a battery stack including: a plate-shaped terminal to which an electric wire is connected; and a plate-shaped housing having an accommodating recess where the terminal is accommodated. The accommodating recess includes a retaining hole, and the terminal includes a connection portion that is electrically connected to a counterpart member, and a retaining piece that is inserted into the retaining hole and locked to the retaining hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yutaro Okazaki, Shinichi Yanagihara, Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura, Hiromi Ueda, Naoto Morisaku
  • Publication number: 20220352587
    Abstract: There are provided a plate for a battery stack configured to be sandwiched between a plurality of power storage modules, and a battery stack. The plate for the battery stack includes: a plate-shaped housing having a fitting groove provided in a recessed shape in a first plate side surface of the plate for a battery stack along a longitudinal direction thereof, the fitting groove being a groove configured to fit with a side edge portion of a conductive plate disposed between the plurality of stacked power storage modules; and a plurality of recessed holes formed side by side in a direction orthogonal to a plate thickness direction of the plate for a battery stack, and extending from a second plate side surface of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yutaro OKAZAKI, Shinichi Yanagihara, Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura, Hiromi Ueda, Naoto Morisaku
  • Publication number: 20220349923
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a voltage detection terminal, a housing including a terminal accommodating concave and a cover to he attached to the housing and to cover the voltage detection terminal accommodated in the terminal accommodating concave. The cover includes an extension piece extending in a first direction. The housing includes an accommodating hole to accommodate the extension piece, and a guide portion including an inclined surface and a guide surface. The inclined surface has a first end in the first direction and a second end and is inclined with respect to the first direction such that the first end is provided closer to the accommodating hole than the second end in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and being parallel to the housing. The guide surface is continuous with the inclined surface and an inner wall surface of the accommodating hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi MORIOKA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Hiromi UEDA, Naoto MORISAKU, Yutaro OKAZAKI, Shinichi YANAGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220352567
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a voltage detection terminal, a housing having an accommodating concave portion to accommodate the voltage detection terminal and a cover to be attached to the housing while covering the accommodating concave portion. The cover is locked to the housing at a temporary locking position at which the cover covers a part of the accommodating concave portion and at a final locking position at which the cover covers an entirety of the accommodating concave portion. The cover includes a main body portion including a locking portion, and a locking piece. The housing includes a locked portion to be locked to the locking portion, a locking hole to accommodate the locking piece and an extending portion formed by a part of an edge of the locking hole. The locking piece is accommodated in the locking hole when the cover is at the temporary locking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi MORIOKA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Hiromi UEDA, Naoto MORISAKU, Yutaro OKAZAKI, Shinichi YANAGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220349922
    Abstract: A voltage detection unit includes a voltage detection terminal including a first portion configured to be conductively connected to a detection target and a second portion, a housing having a plate shape and including a terminal accommodating concave configured to accommodate the voltage detection terminal, a cover configured to be engaged with the housing at a temporary locking position at which the cover does not cover the first portion of the voltage detection terminal accommodated in the terminal accommodating concave and at a final locking position at which the cover covers the first portion and an electric wire conductively connected to the voltage detection terminal at the second portion and configured to, when the voltage detection terminal is accommodated in the terminal accommodating concave, be drawn out from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yutaro OKAZAKI, Shinichi Yanagihara, Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura, Hiromi Ueda, Naoto Morisaku, Motoo Nojima, Ryosuke Murata
  • Patent number: 11476538
    Abstract: A pressure control valve structure includes a wall portion having a plurality of communication holes communicating with the internal space, a plurality of tubular portions surrounding the communication holes and extending outwardly from a wall surface of the wall portion as a proximal end, an elastic valve body disposed in each of the tubular portions and having a first end surface and a second surface opposite from the first surface, an outer peripheral wall surrounding the plurality of tubular portions collectively, and a cover fixed to the outer peripheral wall. The tubular portions are spaced from the cover. The tubular portions has an inner wall surface that includes an inclined surface that is inclined downwardly in a gravity direction from the proximal end of the tubular portion to a distal end of the tubular portion with a compression direction of the elastic valve body set extending horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Hamaoka, Taku Inoue, Hiromi Ueda
  • Publication number: 20220115757
    Abstract: A power storage device includes a power storage module, a pair of current collector plates configured to be stacked to interpose the power storage module in a first direction that is vertical, a pair of insulating plates configured to be stacked to interpose the power storage module and the pair of current collector plates in the first direction; and a pair of restraint plates configured to be stacked to interpose the power storage module, the pair of current collector plates, and the pair of insulating plates in the first direction. The power storage module is configured to include an accommodation space that accommodates an electrolytic solution together with a power generation element. A pressure adjustment valve communicating with the accommodation space is provided on a side surface of the power storage module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji OIDE, Hiromi Ueda, Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura
  • Publication number: 20220094025
    Abstract: The extraction portion is configured to include a first piece portion extending in a direction orthogonal to the first direction from an outer edge portion provided on an edge of the flat plate portion when viewed from the first direction, a second piece portion extending in the first direction and having an attachment portion that attaches the extraction portion, and a bent portion being where a plate material configuring the extraction portion bends, and connecting the first piece portion and the second piece portion. A spring portion that is configured to relieve a stress acting on the extraction portion is provided between the connection portion to the outer edge portion and the attachment portion in the extraction portion. The spring portion includes at least a first bent portion being where the plate material bends other than at the bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuji OIDE, Naoto Morisaku, Hiromi Ueda, Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura
  • Publication number: 20220093956
    Abstract: The power storage device includes power storage units arranged with a conductive plate interposed therebetween in the vertical direction, each of the power storage units includes an electrode stack including bipolar electrodes stacked with a separator interposed therebetween, and a sealing member provided around the electrode stack so as to seal a housing space formed between adjacent electrodes of the electrode stack. At least one of the power storage units is provided with an overhang member on an outer peripheral surface of the sealing member. The overhang member includes an inclined portion that extends from the outer peripheral surface of the sealing member toward the outside of the power storage unit and inclines downward as it leaves away from the outer peripheral surface of the sealing member, and a top portion formed at a lower end of the inclined portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki TERASHIMA, Satoshi MORIOKA, Takuro KIKUCHI, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Kojiro TAMARU, Hiromi UEDA, Satoshi HAMAOKA, Masahiro YAMADA