Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Akimoto

Hiroshi Akimoto 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: 10643915
    Abstract: A lead bonding structure includes: a plurality of leads extending outward from a package; and a plurality of electrode pads formed on a circuit board. The plurality of leads are soldered to the electrode pads, respectively. Each of the leads includes a lower wide portion having a width dimension greater than a width dimension of each of the electrode pads. The lower wide portion of each of the leads is soldered to the corresponding electrode pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Akimoto, Takushi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10312603
    Abstract: A fixing method for fixing a terminal to a conductive pattern with a brazing filler metal disposed therebetween includes: a first step of disposing the brazing filler metal on the conductive pattern; a second step of bringing the terminal into contact with the brazing filler metal; and a third step of forming a penetrating hole in the terminal by irradiating a laser beam onto the terminal. In the third step, the laser beam is irradiated onto the terminal in such a manner that the penetrating hole is filled with the brazing filler metal melted by the irradiation of the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takushi Yoshida, Hiroshi Akimoto, Yosuke Seki
  • Patent number: 10193241
    Abstract: A fixing method for fixing a terminal to a conductive pattern with a brazing filler metal disposed therebetween includes: a first step of disposing the brazing filler metal on the conductive pattern; a second step of bringing the terminal into contact with the brazing filler metal; and a third step of forming a penetrating hole in the terminal by irradiating a laser beam onto the terminal. In the third step, the laser beam is irradiated onto the terminal in such a manner that the penetrating hole is filled with the brazing filler metal melted by the irradiation of the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takushi Yoshida, Hiroshi Akimoto, Yosuke Seki
  • Patent number: 10032684
    Abstract: A lead bonding structure includes: a plurality of leads extending outward from a package; and a plurality of electrode pads formed on a circuit board. The plurality of leads are soldered to the electrode pads, respectively. Each of the leads includes a lower wide portion having a width dimension greater than a width dimension of each of the electrode pads. The lower wide portion of each of the leads is soldered to the corresponding electrode pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Akimoto, Takushi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180108586
    Abstract: A lead bonding structure includes: a plurality of leads extending outward from a package; and a plurality of electrode pads formed on a circuit board. The plurality of leads are soldered to the electrode pads, respectively. Each of the leads includes a lower wide portion having a width dimension greater than a width dimension of each of the electrode pads. The lower wide portion of each of the leads is soldered to the corresponding electrode pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Takushi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9948022
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a housing made of an insulating resin, and a conductive member formed integrally with the housing, the conductive member having a connector connecting section exposed from the housing, a board connecting section exposed from the housing, and a fixed section connecting embedded in the housing, a waterproof shaped section for blocking entry of water along an interface between the fixed section and the housing being formed at a surface of the fixed section, the waterproof shaped section having a protrusion that protrudes outwardly from the surface of the fixed section and a groove that is adjacent to the protrusion and is dented inwardly from the surface of the fixed section, with a top of the protrusion and a bottom of the groove adjacent to the protrusion being connected by a barrier surface inclined or perpendicular to the surface of the fixed section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Katsumi Arai, Hiroshi Akimoto, Fumiki Yamada, Toshiyuki Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20180097294
    Abstract: A fixing method for fixing a terminal to a conductive pattern with a brazing filler metal disposed therebetween includes: a first step of disposing the brazing filler metal on the conductive pattern; a second step of bringing the terminal into contact with the brazing filler metal; and a third step of forming a penetrating hole in the terminal by irradiating a laser beam onto the terminal. In the third step, the laser beam is irradiated onto the terminal in such a manner that the penetrating hole is filled with the brazing filler metal melted by the irradiation of the laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takushi YOSHIDA, Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Yosuke SEKI
  • Patent number: 9812809
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a housing made of a material in which reinforcing filler pieces are dispersed in an insulating resin, and a conductive member formed integrally with the housing, the conductive member having a connector connecting section exposed from the housing and connected to a counter connector, a board connecting section exposed from the housing and connected to a board, and a fixed section connecting the connector connecting section and the board connecting section and embedded in the housing, a waterproof shaped section for blocking entry of water along an interface between the fixed section and the housing being formed at a surface of the fixed section, the waterproof shaped section including at least one groove having an opening width smaller than a size of each of the reinforcing filler pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Katsumi Arai, Hiroshi Akimoto, Fumiki Yamada, Toshiyuki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9812810
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a housing made of an insulating resin and having a counter connector accommodating section and one or more contacts formed integrally with the housing, the housing having at least one contact adhesion generating recess that is formed in a bottom section of the counter connector accommodating section to communicate with an inside of the counter connector accommodating section and that allows an adhesion force directed to a contact-side fixed section of each of the one or more contacts to be generated at a portion of the housing in contact with the contact-side fixed section by means of water pressure occurring when the inside of the counter connector accommodating section is immersed in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Katsumi Arai, Hiroshi Akimoto, Fumiki Yamada, Toshiyuki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9735501
    Abstract: A magnetic connector has a connector body including a magnet, a plurality of connection terminals that are arranged and fixed on the connector body so as to correspond to a plurality of contact patterns of a connection object, and a plurality of attracted members that are formed of magnetic substance, are arranged and fixed on a support member having a sheet-like shape and flexibility so as to correspond to the plurality of contact patterns of the connection object and are, via the connection object on which the plurality of contact patterns are arranged to face the plurality of connection terminals, attracted toward the connector body due to magnetic force whereby the plurality of contact patterns are pressed against the plurality of connection terminals and thereby connected to the plurality of connection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakamura, Hiroshi Akimoto, Seiya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20170214172
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a housing made of an insulating resin and having a counter connector accommodating section and one or more contacts formed integrally with the housing, the housing having at least one contact adhesion generating recess that is formed in a bottom section of the counter connector accommodating section to communicate with an inside of the counter connector accommodating section and that allows an adhesion force directed to a contact-side fixed section of each of the one or more contacts to be generated at a portion of the housing in contact with the contact-side fixed section by means of water pressure occurring when the inside of the counter connector accommodating section is immersed in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Katsumi ARAI, Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Fumiki YAMADA, Toshiyuki SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20170207569
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a housing made of a material in which reinforcing filler pieces are dispersed in an insulating resin, and a conductive member formed integrally with the housing, the conductive member having a connector connecting section exposed from the housing and connected to a counter connector, a board connecting section exposed from the housing and connected to a board, and a fixed section connecting the connector connecting section and the board connecting section and embedded in the housing, a waterproof shaped section for blocking entry of water along an interface between the fixed section and the housing being formed at a surface of the fixed section, the waterproof shaped section including at least one groove having an opening width smaller than a size of each of the reinforcing filler pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Katsumi ARAI, Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Fumiki YAMADA, Toshiyuki SHIMODA
  • Patent number: 9711873
    Abstract: A crimp terminal has a crimp barrel which is crimped onto a core wire of a cable. The crimp barrel has an inner surface in which a plurality of cavities which are independent from one another is formed. Each of the cavities has a predetermined shape in a plane orthogonal to a depth direction thereof before the crimp barrel is crimped onto a core wire. The predetermined shape has at least two straight portions and a concave curved portion connecting the straight portions. The concave curved portion is indented inward of the predetermined shape. A plurality of the concave curved portions which are close to each other and included respectively in the predetermined shapes distinct from each other is arranged on an identical imaginary circle or rounded rectangular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisuke Tanaka, Takashi Ookawa, Kiyohito Koide, Hiroshi Akimoto, Takaichi Teramoto, Kazuomi Sato, Hiroki Yokohama, Nobuhisa Todo
  • Publication number: 20170194735
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a housing made of an insulating resin, and a conductive member formed integrally with the housing, the conductive member having a connector connecting section exposed from the housing, a board connecting section exposed from the housing, and a fixed section connecting embedded in the housing, a waterproof shaped section for blocking entry of water along an interface between the fixed section and the housing being formed at a surface of the fixed section, the waterproof shaped section having a protrusion that protrudes outwardly from the surface of the fixed section and a groove that is adjacent to the protrusion and is dented inwardly from the surface of the fixed section, with a top of the protrusion and a bottom of the groove adjacent to the protrusion being connected by a barrier surface inclined or perpendicular to the surface of the fixed section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Katsumi ARAI, Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Fumiki YAMADA, Toshiyuki SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20170187127
    Abstract: A crimp terminal has a crimp barrel which is crimped onto a core wire of a cable. The crimp barrel has an inner surface in which a plurality of cavities which are independent from one another is formed. Each of the cavities has a predetermined shape in a plane orthogonal to a depth direction thereof before the crimp barrel is crimped onto a core wire. The predetermined shape has at least two straight portions and a concave curved portion connecting the straight portions. The concave curved portion is indented inward of the predetermined shape. A plurality of the concave curved portions which are close to each other and included respectively in the predetermined shapes distinct from each other is arranged on an identical imaginary circle or rounded rectangular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisuke TANAKA, Takashi OOKAWA, Kiyohito KOIDE, Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Takaichi TERAMOTO, Kazuomi SATO, Hiroki YOKOHAMA, Nobuhisa TODO
  • Publication number: 20170110805
    Abstract: A fixing method for fixing a terminal to a conductive pattern with a brazing filler metal disposed therebetween includes: a first step of disposing the brazing filler metal on the conductive pattern; a second step of bringing the terminal into contact with the brazing filler metal; and a third step of forming a penetrating hole in the terminal by irradiating a laser beam onto the terminal. In the third step, the laser beam is irradiated onto the terminal in such a manner that the penetrating hole is filled with the brazing filler metal melted by the irradiation of the laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takushi YOSHIDA, Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Yosuke SEKI
  • Patent number: 9614321
    Abstract: A magnetic connector has a connector body including a magnet, a plurality of connection terminals that are arranged and fixed on the connector body so as to correspond to a plurality of contact patterns of a connection object, and a plurality of attracted members that are formed of magnetic substance, are arranged and fixed on a support member having a sheet-like shape and flexibility so as to correspond to the plurality of contact patterns of the connection object and are, via the connection object on which the plurality of contact patterns are arranged to face the plurality of connection terminals, attracted toward the connector body due to magnetic force whereby the plurality of contact patterns are pressed against the plurality of connection terminals and thereby connected to the plurality of connection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakamura, Hiroshi Akimoto, Seiya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9608359
    Abstract: A waterproof connector is configured in such a manner that the waterproof properties between a housing and electrically conductive members, such as a shell and contacts, are improved. This waterproof connector includes a housing having an insulating resin and at least one electrically conductive member formed integrally with the housing. The electrically conductive member has a connection section which is exposed from the housing and connected to a mating connector, a mounting section which is exposed from the housing and mounted to a circuit board, and a holding section which connects the connection section and the mounting section, and which is embedded in the housing. A waterproof shaped section for blocking the entry of water along the interfaces between the holding section and the housing is formed on the surface of the holding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Katsumi Arai, Masayuki Nishikata, Masakazu Kobayashi, Fumiki Yamada, Hiroshi Akimoto
  • Publication number: 20170062975
    Abstract: A magnetic connector has a connector body including a magnet, a plurality of connection terminals that are arranged and fixed on the connector body so as to correspond to a plurality of contact patterns of a connection object, and a plurality of attracted members that are formed of magnetic substance, are arranged and fixed on a support member having a sheet-like shape and flexibility so as to correspond to the plurality of contact patterns of the connection object and are, via the connection object on which the plurality of contact patterns are arranged to face the plurality of connection terminals, attracted toward the connector body due to magnetic force whereby the plurality of contact patterns are pressed against the plurality of connection terminals and thereby connected to the plurality of connection terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Keisuke NAKAMURA, Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Seiya TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160349596
    Abstract: An actuator for camera which drives a lens unit of a camera includes an outer frame, an inner frame which houses and holds the lens unit and is positioned inside the outer frame, a plurality of first supporting members which are provided between the outer frame and the inner frame and support the inner frame with respect to the outer frame so that the inner frame is displaceable in an optical axis direction of the lens unit, a first driving coil which is attached on an outer circumferential surface of the inner frame and drives the inner frame in the optical axis direction, and permanent magnets which are attached to the outer frame in a manner to be opposed to the first driving coil. The first supporting members are made of elastomer and have a shape of which a center line is a straight line which connects mutually opposed portions of the outer frame and the inner frame. An actuator for camera which is superior in productivity, reliability, and durability can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahiro YAMAJI, Akihiro MATSUNAGA, Hiroshi AKIMOTO, Kazuaki IBARAKI, Fuminobu ONO, Jun SHINDOU