Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Okawa

Hiroyuki Okawa 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: 10418150
    Abstract: A core electric wire for a multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer covering the conductor, a principal component of the insulating layer being a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having a carbonyl group; the ?-olefin content in the copolymer being 14% to 46% by mass; and a mathematical product C*E being 0.01 to 0.9, wherein C is a linear expansion coefficient of the insulating layer at from 25° C. to ?35° C., and E is a modulus of elasticity thereof at ?35° C. Average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is 1.0 to 3.0 mm2. Average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is 40 to 100 ?m, and number of the element wires is 196 to 2,450.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Okawa, Takaya Kohori, Yuhei Mayama, Takayuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 10388432
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Okawa, Takaya Kohori, Yuhei Mayama, Takayuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 10388433
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Okawa, Takaya Kohori, Yuhei Mayama, Takayuki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20190198193
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a core electric wire for a multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for a multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present disclosure comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer covering the conductor, wherein a linear expansion coefficient C of the insulating layer at from 25° C. to ?35° C. is no less than 1×10?5 K?and no greater than 2.5×10?4 K?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Patent number: 10312362
    Abstract: A switching element includes a semiconductor substrate that includes a first n-type semiconductor layer, a p-type body layer constituted by an epitaxial layer, and a second n-type semiconductor layer separated from the first n-type semiconductor layer by the body layer, a gate insulating film that covers a range across the surface of the first n-type semiconductor layer, the surface of the body layer, and the surface of the second n-type semiconductor layer, and a gate electrode that faces the body layer through the gate insulating film. An interface between the first n-type semiconductor layer and the body layer includes an inclined surface. The inclined surface is inclined such that the depth of the body layer increases as a distance from an end of the body layer increases in a horizontal direction. The inclined surface is disposed below the gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamada, Takashi Okawa, Tomohiko Mori, Hiroyuki Ueda
  • Publication number: 20190164664
    Abstract: A cable includes at least one core that has a conductor and an insulating coating layer that covers the conductor; and a sheath layer that covers the at least one core. The sheath layer includes an inner sheath layer and an outer sheath layer that covers the inner sheath layer. The inner sheath layer contains a silane-crosslinked very low density polyethylene. A main component of the outer sheath layer is polyurethane; a content of the very low density polyethylene per 100 parts by mass of a resin component in the inner sheath layer is 20 parts by mass or more and 100 parts by mass or less. A content of silicon atoms constituting silane crosslinks in the very low density polyethylene is 0.05 mass % or more and 1 mass % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Yuhei MAYAMA, Hiroyuki OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190153208
    Abstract: Provided is an insulating resin composition that contains a resin component containing a first copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms, a second copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms, which is subjected to acid modification, and which has a density of less than 0.88 g/cm3, and a third copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an acrylic acid ester or the like, in which a ratio of contents of the first to third copolymers is within a specific range, and 30 to 100 parts by mass of a flame retardant and 1 to 5 parts by mass of a crosslinking assistant relative to 100 parts by mass of the resin component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Taro FUJITA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Atsuko SHINOMIYA, Hiroyuki OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190077341
    Abstract: A multi-core cable for vehicle includes two power wires, two signal wires, two electric wires, and a sheath. The two power wires have the same size and are made of the same material. The two signal wires have the same size and are made of the same material, and a pair of the two signal wires is twisted and is configured a twisted pair of signal wires. The two electric wires have the same size and are made of the same material, and a pair of the electric wires is twisted and is configured as a twisted pair of electric wires. The two power wires, the twisted pair of signal wires and the twisted pair of electric wires are stranded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya KOHORI, Hiroyuki OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190074108
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Patent number: 10224130
    Abstract: A cable includes at least one core that has a conductor and an insulating coating layer that covers the conductor; and a sheath layer that covers the at least one core. The sheath layer includes an inner sheath layer and an outer sheath layer that covers the inner sheath layer. The inner sheath layer contains a silane-crosslinked very low density polyethylene. A main component of the outer sheath layer is polyurethane; a content of the very low density polyethylene per 100 parts by mass of a resin component in the inner sheath layer is 20 parts by mass or more and 100 parts by mass or less. A content of silicon atoms constituting silane crosslinks in the very low density polyethylene is 0.05 mass % or more and 1 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Yuhei Mayama, Hiroyuki Okawa
  • Publication number: 20190057795
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Patent number: 10176908
    Abstract: Provided are a core electric wire for multi-core cable that is superior in flex resistance at low temperature, and a multi-core cable employing the same. A core electric wire for multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer that covers an outer periphery of the conductor, in which, in a transverse cross section of the conductor, a percentage of an area occupied by void regions among the element wires is from 5% to 20%. An average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is preferably from 1.0 mm2 to 3.0 mm2. An average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is preferably from 40 ?m to 100 ?m, and the number of the element wires is preferably from 196 to 2,450. The conductor is preferably obtained by twisting stranded element wires obtained by twisting subsets of element wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Okawa, Takaya Kohori, Yuhei Mayama, Takayuki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20180371221
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire includes a conductor and an insulating layer covering an outer periphery of the conductor. The insulating layer is formed of a crosslinked polymer of an insulating resin composition that contains a resin component containing a first copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms and which has a density of less than 0.88 g/cm3, a second copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms and which has a density of 0.88 g/cm3 or more and less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nayu YANAGAWA, Shigeyuki TANAKA, Taro FUJITA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Takumi OOSHIMA, Hiroyuki OKAWA
  • Patent number: 10102944
    Abstract: A multi-core cable for vehicles comprises two power lines, two signal lines, two electric wires, and a jacket. The two power lines are the same in size and material, each comprise an insulation layer composed of an inner layer and an outer layer, and are excellent in abrasion resistance and bending resistance. The two signal lines are the same in size and material and the two lines are twisted as a set to constitute a twisted pair of the signal lines. The two electric wires are the same in size and material and the two wires are twisted as a set to constitute a twisted pair of the electric wires. The two power lines, the twisted pair of the signal lines, and the twisted pair of the electric wires are integrally twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Kohori, Hiroyuki Okawa
  • Publication number: 20180215659
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cover glass and a glass laminate which are reduced in warpage, and have excellent scratch resistance, low reflecting properties and excellent optical properties. According to the present invention, a cover glass and a glass laminate which are reduced in glass warpage, retain the effect of scratch resistance, and have low reflecting properties and excellent optical properties can be provided by alternately superposing a film including a high-refractive-index material and a film including a low-refractive-index material, in given amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunobu MAESHIGE, Nobutaka AOMINE, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Kiyoshi TAMAI, Hitoshi ONODA, Makoto SANO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180182511
    Abstract: A cable includes at least one core that has a conductor and an insulating coating layer that covers the conductor; and a sheath layer that covers the at least one core. The sheath layer includes an inner sheath layer and an outer sheath layer that covers the inner sheath layer. The inner sheath layer contains a silane-crosslinked very low density polyethylene. A main component of the outer sheath layer is polyurethane; a content of the very low density polyethylene per 100 parts by mass of a resin component in the inner sheath layer is 20 parts by mass or more and 100 parts by mass or less. A content of silicon atoms constituting silane crosslinks in the very low density polyethylene is 0.05 mass % or more and 1 mass % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Yuhei MAYAMA, Hiroyuki OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180182508
    Abstract: A core electric wire for a multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer covering the conductor, a principal component of the insulating layer being a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having a carbonyl group; the ?-olefin content in the copolymer being 14% to 46% by mass; and a mathematical product C*E being 0.01 to 0.9, wherein C is a linear expansion coefficient of the insulating layer at from 25° C. to ?35° C., and E is a modulus of elasticity thereof at ?35° C. Average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is 1.0 to 3.0 mm2. Average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is 40 to 100 ?m, and number of the element wires is 196 to 2,450.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki OKAWA, Takaya KOHORI, Yuhei MAYAMA, Takayuki HIRAI
  • Patent number: 9928937
    Abstract: A core electric wire for a multi-core cable according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a conductor obtained by twisting element wires, and an insulating layer covering the conductor, a principal component of the insulating layer being a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having a carbonyl group; the ?-olefin content in the copolymer being 14% to 46% by mass; and a mathematical product C*E being 0.01 to 0.9, wherein C is a linear expansion coefficient of the insulating layer at from 25° C. to ?35° C., and E is a modulus of elasticity thereof at ?35° C. Average area of the conductor in the transverse cross section is 1.0 to 3.0 mm2. Average diameter of the element wires in the conductor is 40 to 100 ?m, and number of the element wires is 196 and 2,450.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanaka, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Okawa, Takaya Kohori, Yuhei Mayama, Takayuki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20180061525
    Abstract: A multi-core cable for vehicles comprises two power lines, two signal lines, two electric wires, and a jacket. The two power lines are the same in size and material, each comprise an insulation layer composed of an inner layer and an outer layer, and are excellent in abrasion resistance and bending resistance. The two signal lines are the same in size and material and the two lines are twisted as a set to constitute a twisted pair of the signal lines. The two electric wires are the same in size and material and the two wires are twisted as a set to constitute a twisted pair of the electric wires. The two power lines, the twisted pair of the signal lines, and the twisted pair of the electric wires are integrally twisted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya KOHORI, Hiroyuki OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180005723
    Abstract: A coated electric wire includes a resin insulating layer configured to cover a conductor, the insulating layer covers the conductor with a thickness of 0.3 mm to 0.4 mm, a cross-sectional area of the conductor is 1.5 mm2 to 3.0 mm2, the conductor is configured by stranding a plurality of stranded wires, each of the stranded wires is configured by stranding a plurality of wires, and a diameter of the wires constituting the stranded wire arranged at a center of the conductor is greater than a diameter of the wires constituting the other stranded wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya KOHORI, Hiroyuki OKAWA