Patents by Inventor Hironobu Yamamoto

Hironobu Yamamoto 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).

  • Publication number: 20200368948
    Abstract: Provided are an inner part and a resin molded article according to which it is possible to mitigate the concentration of stress at a distal end of a melt rib. An inner part, around which an outer portion is to be arranged through integral molding, includes a main body portion made of resin, and a melt rib provided protruding outward from the main body portion. The melt rib is formed such that a height of the melt rib is greater than a thickness of the melt rib, the thickness decreases from the main body portion to a distal end of the melt rib, and the melt rib includes a melting portion configured to partially melt during molding of the outer portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi, Moriyuki Shimizu, Koichi Kato, Hironobu Yamamoto, Yukitoshi Terasaka
  • Publication number: 20200295546
    Abstract: A wiring member includes wires and a resin molded portion. The wires include a curved portion to be arranged along a curved path. The resin molded portion includes a main body portion and a curve reinforcing portion. The main body portion covers the curved portion of the wires. The curve reinforcing portion protrudes from an outer peripheral surface of the main body portion and extends along an extending direction of the curved portion so as to keep the wiring member in a curved state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Moriyuki Shimizu, Toshinari Kobayashi, Kyungwoo Kim, Yukitoshi Terasaka
  • Publication number: 20200292361
    Abstract: A sensor component includes: a sensor part having a sensor body and a connection terminal extending from the sensor body; and a holder part for holding the sensor part, the connection terminal being resin-sealed by an exterior part that is connected to a conductor of a wire, wherein a melt part that melts during the molding of the exterior part is provided on an outer surface of the holder part that is arranged inside of the exterior part, and the melt part is arranged in a position separating the sensor body and a connection part where the connection terminal is connected to the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi, Masaharu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10773664
    Abstract: A bracket-equipped conductive path A, comprising: a conductive path main body; a protector that is tubular, is made of a synthetic resin, and surrounds the conductive path main body; a bracket that is made of a metal, includes a plate-shaped base portion, and is formed as a single body with the protector in a state in which at least a portion of the base portion is embedded in the protector; and a displacement restricting portion that the bracket is provided with, and that restricts displacement of the conductive path main body by abutting the conductive path main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinari Kobayashi, Kyungwoo Kim, Moriyuki Shimizu, Hironobu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10761491
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece which is a portable electronic device includes a planar first conductor element including a feed element which is a feed portion, a planar second conductor element which is disposed so as to overlap the first conductor element in plan view and includes a ground portion, a short circuit portion that connects the first conductor element and the second conductor element, and a non-conductive base plate that is disposed between the first conductor element and the second conductor element and to which a step motor which is a driving element is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Tadashi Aizawa
  • Publication number: 20200223381
    Abstract: A bracket-equipped conductive path A, comprising: a conductive path main body; a protector that is tubular, is made of a synthetic resin, and surrounds the conductive path main body; a bracket that is made of a metal, includes a plate-shaped base portion, and is formed as a single body with the protector in a state in which at least a portion of the base portion is embedded in the protector; and a displacement restricting portion that the bracket is provided with, and that restricts displacement of the conductive path main body by abutting the conductive path main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Toshinari Kobayashi, Kyungwoo Kim, Moriyuki Shimizu, Hironobu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10692627
    Abstract: An electrical conduction path includes a main cable that has a multi-core cable obtained by enveloping a plurality of electric wires together with a sheath, and a plurality of branch cables obtained by dividing the electric wires of the multi-core cable into a plurality of parts, wherein connection portions are provided, in each of which an electric wire of the multi-core cable and an electric wire of a branch cable are electrically connected to each other. According to this configuration, it is possible to reduce the length of the expensive multi-core cable compared to a case where the electric wires of a multi-core cable are used over the entire length of a cable including the branch cables, thus achieving cost reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Nakamura, Hironobu Yamamoto, Toshinari Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10692628
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a technique with which it is possible to prevent the occurrence of a cable becoming uncovered. A wiring member includes wires, and a resin molded portion. The resin molded portion includes a first protective portion configured to cover an intermediate portion of the wires, and a second protective portion that is formed thinner than the first protective portion and is configured to be continuous with and cover a lending end side of the wires and relative to first protective portion. For example, the wiring member further includes an outer covering member that covers the second protective portion and the wires that extend from the second protective portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200111586
    Abstract: A wiring member is provided with a plurality of electrical wires, a first resin molded part, and a second resin molded part. In the plurality of electrical wires, a first bundled wire part branches into a first branched wire part and a second bundled wire part at a first branch position, and the second bundled wire part branches into a second branched wire part and a third branched wire part at a second branch position. The first resin molded part covers the electrical wires at the first branch position, and maintains an extension direction of the first branched wire part. The second resin molded part is formed separately to the first resin molded part, covers the electrical wires at the second branch position, and maintains extension directions of the second branched wire part and the third branched wire part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi, Hironobu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200111587
    Abstract: A wiring member is provided with a plurality of electrical wires and a resin molded part. In the plurality of electrical wires, a first bundled wire part branches into a first branched wire part and a second bundled wire part at a first branch position, and the second bundled wire part branches into a second branched wire part and a third branched wire part at a second branch position. The resin molded part includes a first maintaining part and a second maintaining part that are integrally formed. The first maintaining part covers the electrical wires at the first branch position, and maintains an extension direction of the first branched wire part. The second maintaining part covers the electrical wires at the second branch position, and maintains extension directions of the second branched wire part and the third branched wire part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi, Hironobu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200111588
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a technique with which it is possible to prevent the occurrence of a cable becoming uncovered. A wiring member includes wires, and a resin molded portion. The resin molded portion includes a first protective portion configured to cover an intermediate portion of the wires, and a second protective portion that is formed thinner than the first protective portion and is configured to be continuous with and cover a lending end side of the wires and relative to first protective portion. For example, the wiring member further includes an outer covering member that covers the second protective portion and the wires that extend from the second protective portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200105441
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a technique with which it is possible to more favorably crimp a bracket to a bracket attachment portion. A wiring member includes wires, a resin molded portion that covers the wires, and a bracket attachment that is attached to the resin molded portion. The resin molded portion includes a bracket attachment portion that is formed with at least one flat surface portion. The bracket includes a first attachment portion that is configured to be attached to an attachment location, and a second attachment portion that is connected to the first attachment portion and is crimped to the bracket attachment portion while being in surface contact with at least one of the at least one flat surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Moriyuki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200059077
    Abstract: An object is to suppress concentration of stress on electrical wires when the electrical wires are bent in the vicinity of a bracket. A bracket-equipped conductive path includes a conductive path main body that is constituted by a plurality of coated wires, a protector that surrounds the conductive path main body, and a bracket that is made of metal and includes a base portion that is embedded in the protector in such a manner that detachment of the base portion from the protector is restricted and an attachment portion that extends from the base portion. The base portion has a flat plate shape and is arranged to face the conductive path main body in a direction that is substantially parallel to a thickness direction of the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi, Hironobu Yamamoto, Koichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20200057413
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece has an antenna having a first conductor element connected to a feed, a second conductor element superimposed with the first conductor element in plan view, and a shorting element shorting the first and second conductor elements; a solar panel; a circuit board electrically connected to the feed; a connector electrically connecting the solar panel and the circuit board; and a case having a side wall and housing the antenna, solar panel, circuit board, feed, and connector. A through-hole through which a pivot passes is disposed to the antenna at a position different from the shorting element. The connector is disposed in plan view to a third area excluding from a first area surrounded by the side wall a second area defined by a line indicating a position one-third the distance from the center of the first or second conductor element to an outside circumference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventor: Hironobu YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200057415
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic timepiece enabling reducing the size of an electronic timepiece. The electronic timepiece has an antenna having a first conductor element connected to a feed, a second conductor element superimposed with the first conductor element in plan view, and a dielectric disposed between the first conductor element and second conductor element, and the antenna holds a specific timepiece part. The specific timepiece part is preferably a dial, solar panel, or circuit board. The antenna also preferably has a shorting element that shorts the first conductor element and second conductor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventor: Hironobu YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10539493
    Abstract: The particulate matter detection sensor includes a conductive part, and the pair of electrodes that are arranged at specified spacing so as to face each other. The conductive part is formed into a plate shape using a conductive material having electrical resistivity that is higher than particulate matter. One major surface of the conductive part functions as an accumulation surface on which particulate matter accumulates. The pair of electrodes are formed on this accumulation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Shimokawa, Kazuhiko Koike, Masahiro Yamamoto, Go Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 10470101
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a first wireless communication device supporting a first wireless connection or a second wireless connection, and a second wireless communication device operating as an access point identified by network identification information including first identification information for use in the first wireless connection and second identification information for use in the second wireless connection, and the first wireless communication device is wirelessly connected to the second wireless communication device on the basis of the first identification information or the second identification information, both of which are included in the network identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Furuta, Hironobu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10452901
    Abstract: An image processing device combines an image of a medium exposed to visible light and an image of the medium exposed to ultraviolet light so that parts printed with UV ink can be easily identified. A control device (image processing device) has an image acquisition unit that drives an image sensor and acquires a first image by imaging the face of a check when exposed to a visible first light, and acquires a second image by imaging the face of the check when exposed to an ultraviolet second light; a reverse image generating unit that generates a reversed second image by reversing light and dark in the second image; and a second synthesizing unit that generates a second synthesized image by combining the first image and the reversed second image. Because the reversed second image that is the reverse of the second image becomes an image that is light overall, a drop in the luminance and a drop in the contrast of the first synthesized image can be suppressed, and parts printed with UV ink are easily discerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamamoto, Hironobu Inada
  • Publication number: 20190286069
    Abstract: An inverted-F antenna is included in an electronic timepiece without increasing the thickness of the electronic timepiece. In an electronic timepiece having a dial, a plastic calendar plate disposed on the back cover side of the dial, and a main plate disposed on the back cover side of the calendar plate, a first conductor element, second conductor element, and a shorting element shorting the first conductor element and second conductor element are formed in unison with the calendar plate, enabling the calendar plate to function as an inverted-F antenna. The first conductor element is disposed on the dial side surface of the calendar plate, and superimposed with the dial in a plan view. The second conductor element is disposed on the main plate side of the calendar plate, and superimposed in the plan view with the first conductor element. The shorting element is disposed to the side of the calendar plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hironobu YAMAMOTO, Tadashi AIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190267157
    Abstract: An electrical conduction path includes a main cable that has a multi-core cable obtained by enveloping a plurality of electric wires together with a sheath, and a plurality of branch cables obtained by dividing the electric wires of the multi-core cable into a plurality of parts, wherein connection portions are provided, in each of which an electric wire of the multi-core cable and an electric wire of a branch cable are electrically connected to each other. According to this configuration, it is possible to reduce the length of the expensive multi-core cable compared to a case where the electric wires of a multi-core cable are used over the entire length of a cable including the branch cables, thus achieving cost reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Masaharu Nakamura, Hironobu Yamamoto, Toshinari Kobayashi