Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Shimizu

Hiroshi Shimizu 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: 20190312250
    Abstract: Provided is a wiring module to be attached to a power storage element group having a plurality of power storage elements, the wiring module including: bus bars; a plurality of coupling units for holding the bus bars; and a coupling portion for coupling the plurality of coupling units. The coupling portion includes: a locking portion arranged on an end portion of one coupling unit of the plurality of coupling units; and a locked portion that is arranged on another coupling unit adjacent to the one coupling unit and onto which the locking portion of the one coupling unit is to be locked. The locking portion extends in a direction intersecting a coupling direction in which the plurality of coupling units are coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki IDOTA, Ryouya OKAMOTO, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Hitoshi TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190305531
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that improves the heat dissipation properties of a wire that is arranged in a conduction path. A conduction path has a wire, a routing member that is made of a metal and has a routing groove in which the wire is routed, a bracket that is made of a metal and has a first mounting portion that is mounted to the routing member and has a second mounting portion that is mounted to an electrical connection box, and a heat transfer member that is made of a synthetic resin having a higher heat conductivity than air and is arranged in the routing groove and interposed between the wire and the routing member, in a region that corresponds to a portion of the routing member to which the first mounting portion is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki FUJIMURA, Ryoya OKAMOTO, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190297720
    Abstract: The heat dissipation of a circuit assembly is improved. A circuit assembly includes: a relay that includes a terminal and generates heat when energized/as a result of energization/due to being energized; a base member to which the relay is attached and in which a through hole is formed; a heat dissipation member that is provided on a side of the base member opposite to a side on which the relay is attached; a first busbar that is connected to the terminal of the relay at a position spaced apart from the base member; and a heat transfer member that is inserted into the through hole so as to be movable in a direction along the axial direction of the through hole, and that comes into contact with the first busbar and the heat dissipation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki FUJIMURA, Ryoya OKAMOTO, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10424570
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus performs power conversion. The power conversion apparatus includes a semiconductor module and a cooler. The semiconductor module includes an insulated-gate bipolar transistor, a metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor, and a lead frame. The insulated-gate bipolar transistor and the metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor are connected in parallel to each other and provided on the same lead frame. The cooler has a coolant flow passage. The coolant flow passage extends such that the coolant flow passage and the lead frame of the semiconductor module are opposed to each other. The semiconductor module is configured such that the metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor is not disposed further downstream than the insulated-gate bipolar transistor in a flow direction of a coolant in the coolant flow passage of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kimura, Hiroshi Shimizu, Kengo Mochiki, Yasuyuki Ohkouchi, Yuu Yamahira, Tetsuya Matsuoka, Kazuma Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10422809
    Abstract: A wristwatch includes a storing unit that stores relational data for predetermined user classifications, such as gender and body height, indicating a relationship between a traveling pitch, which is the number of steps taken by a user per predetermined amount of time, and a traveling speed which is a running speed or a walking speed. A correcting unit corrects the stored relational data based on a set of a measured traveling pitch and a measured traveling speed. A speed calculating unit calculates a traveling speed of the user from a measured traveling pitch of the user based on the stored relational data that correspond to a user classification input by the user and that has been corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Takakura, Hiroshi Shimizu, Tomohiro Ihashi, Keisuke Tsubata, Takehiro Tagawa, Ryota Shinayama
  • Publication number: 20190288447
    Abstract: A wiring module is for attachment to a power module in which power elements that store or generate electrical power are arranged side-by-side. The wiring module includes: an insulating protector that houses interconnection conductors for interconnecting the power elements; detection wires that are housed in the insulating protector, extend from a side corresponding to the power elements, and detect a state of the power elements; a connector that is provided at an end portion of the detection wires and is arranged inside the insulating protector; and a movement restricting means that is provided in the insulating protector and is for restricting movement of the connector by locking the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Ryouya OKAMOTO, Hitoshi TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 10418613
    Abstract: An electricity storage module includes: an electricity storage element group formed by stacking multiple electricity storage elements each having lead terminals of a cathode and an anode; and a connection member that is joined to the lead terminals. A cathode lead terminal and an anode lead terminal are composed of different metal materials, and the connection member is formed by joining a first metal portion that is connected to the cathode lead terminal and is composed of the same metal material as the cathode lead terminal, and a second metal portion that is connected to the anode lead terminal and is composed of the same metal material as the anode lead terminal. The first metal portion and the second metal portion each have a terminal joining portion joined with a lead terminal and a member joining portion at which the first metal portion and the second metal portion are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Katsushi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20190280548
    Abstract: In a rotating electric machine, a stator includes a stator core and three phase windings. In the stator core, a plurality of slots arrayed in a circumferential direction are formed. The three phase windings are wound around the stator core. The three phase windings include first, second, and third windings. One end of the first winding is provided further towards an outer side of the stator in a radial direction than a division line that divides the slot into two in the radial direction of the stator. One end of the second winding is provided further towards an inner side of the stator in the radial direction than the division line. One end of the third winding is provided between the one end of the first winding and the one end of the second winding relative to the radial direction of the stator, with at least a single slot therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu TAKAHASHI, Mitsutaka ITO, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Takeshi ENDO
  • Patent number: 10404026
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a terminal-equipped electrical wire a core wire of an electrical wire is connected to a flat plate-shaped electrical wire connector portion of a terminal. An ultrasonic welding jig including an anvil and a welding horn is provided. After the electrical wire connector portion is placed on the anvil, the core wire of the electrical wire is placed on the electrical wire connector portion. By applying ultrasonic vibration along the axial direction of the core wire while pressing the core wire using the welding horn, the core wire is ultrasonically welded to the electrical wire connector portion. On the upper surface of the wire connection portions of the terminal, a positioning groove, into which the core wire is fit, is formed in advance, and the core wire is placed on the electrical wire connector portion while being fit into the positioning groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Idota, Ryouya Okamoto, Hiroshi Shimizu, Hitoshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10396651
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a semiconductor module including a semiconductor device and a control circuit unit controlling the semiconductor module. The semiconductor module has main and subsidiary semiconductor devices connected in parallel. The control circuit unit performs control such that the subsidiary semiconductor device is turned on after the main semiconductor device is turned on, and the main semiconductor device is turned off after the subsidiary semiconductor device is turned off. The control circuit unit performs control such that, one of the turn-on and turn-off switching timings has a switching speed faster than that of the other of the switching timings. The semiconductor module is configured such that, at a high-speed switching timing, an induction current directed to turn off the subsidiary semiconductor device is generated in a control terminal of the subsidiary semiconductor device depending on temporal change of a main current flowing to the main semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Mochiki, Mitsunori Kimura, Hiroshi Shimizu, Yasuyuki Ohkouchi, Yuu Yamahira, Tetsuya Matsuoka, Kazuma Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20190246178
    Abstract: There is provided a portable terminal device 2 that notifies a television receiver 1 of a received phone call or mail. The portable terminal device 2 includes a communication unit 210 that receives a phone call or mail and communicates with the television receiver, a notification execution unit 203c that performs control in a case where information of the phone call or the mail received by the communication unit is notified to the television receiver, and a posture detection execution unit 203e that detects a posture of the portable terminal device. In a case where the communication unit receives a phone call or mail, the notification execution unit changes content of the information of the received phone call or mail according to a detection result of the posture detection execution unit and notifies the television receiver of the changed content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Motoyuki SUZUKI, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Tomonori NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10363712
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a polarizing plastic lens, which comprises a reversing step of reversing a convex surface shape into a concave surface shape by pressing a polarizing film that has been curved surface processed, a casting mold assembling step of assembling a casting mold having a cavity within which the reversed polarizing film is positioned with the reversed polarizing film, an upper mold, a lower mold, and a sealing member that maintains a spacing between the upper mold and the lower mold, and a polymerizing and curing step of casting a curable composition into the cavity, and polymerizing and curing the curable composition that has been cast to provide a polarizing plastic lens within which a polarizing film is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: EHS LENS PHILIPPINES, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Ihara, Hiroshi Shimizu, Yoshinobu Ito, Toshihiko Shimizu, Kenichi Tonouchi
  • Publication number: 20190195255
    Abstract: The accessory attachment structure for attaching an accessory to a steel plate-reinforced concrete structure, the steel plate-reinforced concrete structure being provided with a steel plate frame, bars fixedly installed on an inner face of an outside steel plate, and concrete, the accessory attachment structure includes an attachment plate in which one face thereof is attached to the outside steel plate and the accessory is attached to the other face thereof. The size of the other face of the attachment plate is larger than that of a whole attachment face to be attached to the attachment plate of the accessory, the size if the one face is equal to or greater than the other face, and the length of the attachment plate in any direction along the one face of the attachment plate is at least two times greater than a mutual interval between the bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Hiromu Okamoto, Katsumi Takagi, Takao Hagishita, Ryo Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Iseki, Hisashi Sekimoto
  • Publication number: 20190198847
    Abstract: An insulating protector attached to one side of a unit cell group includes: two bus bar housing portions, in each of which a plurality of bus bars for connecting adjacent electrode terminals are aligned and housed, and are respectively provided at positions near two lateral side edge portions of the insulating protector extending in a direction in which the bus bars are aligned; and two wire routing grooves that are provided on an inner side of each bus bar housing portion, and in which detection wires drawn from unit cells are routed so as to detect the state of the unit cells. A bus bar cover for covering the closer one of the bus bar housing portions and a wire cover for covering the wire routing groove on the inner side of the closer bus bar housing portion are provided on each lateral side edge portion of the insulating protector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Hitoshi TAKEDA, Ryouya OKAMOTO, Tomoki IDOTA
  • Publication number: 20190195363
    Abstract: A piston ring has an annular body including an inner circumferential surface, an outer circumferential surface and first and second side surfaces connecting the inner circumferential surface and the outer circumferential surface, and a joint section. The joint section includes a first protrusion portion, a first reception portion, a second protrusion portion, a second reception portion, a first male portion, a first female portion, a second male portion and a second female portion. The first male portion includes a first mating surface and a first contact surface located adjacent the first mating surface and including either an inclined surface or a curved surface. The second male portion includes a second mating surface and a second contact surface located adjacent the second mating surface including either an inclined surface or a curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Daisuke NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10321038
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus 1 includes: a GPS receiver unit 115 for acquiring GPS signals; a position information acquisition unit 1022 for acquiring position information corresponding to a position where the image data acquired from the GPS signals received by the GPS receiver unit 115 is acquired; a recording medium 106 for storing the image data and metadata; and an image recording unit 1024 for recording, in the recording medium 106, the image data stored in the RAM 103 and the metadata. If the GPS signals cannot be acquired, the position information acquisition unit 1022 performs a position information acquisition processing for acquiring position information within a preset time. When the position information acquisition unit 1022 acquires the position information, the image recording unit 1024 records, in the recording medium 106, the image data stored in the RAM 103 and the metadata to which the acquired position information is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Nishimura, Motoyuki Suzuki, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190161586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition including an acrylic polymer (A) and a thermosetting resin (B), wherein a phase separation structure of a first phase containing the acrylic polymer (A) and a second phase containing the thermosetting resin (B) is formed, and an average domain size of the second phase is 20 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Yuya HIRAYAMA, Takayo KITAJIMA, Kenichi TOMIOKA, Keisuke KUSHIDA, Minoru KAKITANI, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190157851
    Abstract: An electric storage device includes an electric storage module, a bracket, an electric junction box, and a wire harness. The electric storage module includes electric storage components. The electric storage module includes an end surface and peripheral surfaces perpendicular to the end surface. The bracket is mounted to the electric storage module and includes a first surface opposed to the end surface of the electric storage module and a second surface opposite from the first surface. The electric junction box is mounted to the bracket to be opposed to the second surface of the bracket with a gap between the electric junction box and the second surface of the bracket. The wire harness is connected to the electric storage module and disposed in a section of the gap in which the end surface of the electric storage module is opposed to the electric junction box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouya OKAMOTO, Hiroki HIRAI, Tetsuji TANAKA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Hitoshi TAKEDA, Hiroki ITAYA, Eiji KOIKE
  • Patent number: 10295896
    Abstract: Since a display device is used in a relatively large room, it often displays images on a large screen. On the other hand, a display terminal often displays images on a small screen. Therefore, when the same image is displayed on the display device and the display terminal, the displayed image on the display terminal is so small that the viewer has difficulty in discerning details of the image, which poses a problem that the display terminal is disadvantageous. In a display system including a display terminal and a display device, the display device detects position coordinates optically pointed out by a pointer on a displayed image, and displays a given pointer mark at the detected position coordinates. The display terminal displays a magnified version of the displayed image approximately around received position coordinates serving as a center thereof, and displays a given pointer mark at the position coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hideo Nishijima
  • Publication number: 20190148843
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped electric wire includes: an electric wire including a core wire and an insulating coating; and a terminal connected to the core wire exposed from an end portion of the electric wire. The terminal includes: a flat-plate-shaped weld portion; a bottom plate portion; and a crimping piece. In a state where the crimping piece is crimped so as to be wound around an outer periphery of the insulating coating, a leading edge of the crimping piece is located on a bottom plate portion side with respect to a first virtual plane that passes through the center of the electric wire and is perpendicular to the bottom plate portion, and the leading edge of the crimping piece is in proximity to a side edge of the bottom plate portion on a side opposite to a side on which the crimping piece is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoki Idota, Hitoshi Takeda, Hiroshi Shimizu