Patents by Inventor Housei MIZUNO

Housei MIZUNO 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: 20210035712
    Abstract: A fixing member-attached wire harness includes a wire harness having an electrical wire and a sheet material welded to an insulating covering of the electrical wire and a fixing member attached to the wire harness for fixing the wire harness to a vehicle. When bending force is applied to a terminal side region part of the wire harness in a state where the fixing member is fixed to a fixed object a welding region part of the wire harness includes a first region part following a bending of the terminal side region part and a second region part linked to an opposite side of the first region part from the terminal side region part and prevented from following the bending of the terminal side region part by support force of the fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210024020
    Abstract: The wiring member includes a flat wiring member and a shape maintaining member. The flat wiring member includes a plurality of wire-like transmission members (for example, insulated wires) and a base member (for example, a sheet member) keeping the plurality of wire-like transmission members in a flat state. The shape maintaining member is provided in at least a part of the flat wiring member to keep at least the part of the flat wiring member in an uneven shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Shigeki IKEDA, Daisuke EBATA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Haruka NAKANO, Kenta ARAI, Housei MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20210027916
    Abstract: A wire harness includes: an electrical wire including a core wire and an insulating covering for covering the core wire; and a sheet material in which the electrical wire is disposed on a resin main surface, and a part of the main surface having contact with the electrical wire is welded to the insulating covering of the electrical wire, thereby forming an electrical wire fixing part. A thickness dimension of a first covering part in the insulating covering on a side of the electrical wire fixing part in relation to the core wire is formed smaller than a thickness dimension of a second covering part located on an opposite side of the core wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring System, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Daichi FUKUSHIMA, Miyu ARAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20210024019
    Abstract: A wire harness arrangement structure includes a silencer, the wire harness, and a cover. The silencer includes a silencer body with a groove recessed in a thickness direction is formed in a main surface of the silencer body. The groove houses at least part of the wire harness. The cover includes a pair of legs covering both lateral sides of the wire harness housed in the groove and a lid covering an upper side of the wire harness housed in the groove and coupling the pair of legs together, and is open at a bottom side of the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Shigeki IKEDA, Daisuke EBATA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Kenta ARAI, Housei MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20210020331
    Abstract: A wire harness includes an electrical wire, a sheet material welded to an insulating covering of the electrical wire disposed on a main surface, and a cover fixed to the sheet material. The cover covers at least part of the electrical wire disposed on the sheet material along a longitudinal direction of the electrical wire from an opposite side of the electrical wire from the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Daichi FUKUSHIMA, Miyu ARAMAKI, Shinya SADOHARA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Tetsuya NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210006048
    Abstract: A wiring body with assembly assisting component includes a wiring body and an assembly assisting component. The wiring body includes a wiring component (for example, an electrical wiring). The wiring body is a wire harness, for example. The assembly assisting component detachably holds at least a part of the wiring body along a certain route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Housei MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 10886038
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a technology that makes it possible to easily maintain the wrapped state of a sheet member around a wire. An exterior member-equipped wire includes a wire and an exterior member. The exterior member is formed by the sheet member being wrapped around the wire. The sheet member includes a sheet-like body portion formed to be able to be wrapped around the wire, and an easily bendable portion constituting a portion of the sheet-like body portion that extends along a circumferential direction of the wire and whose portion extending along an extension direction of the wire is formed to be more easy to bend than other portions of the sheet-like body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Yasuyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200406839
    Abstract: The wire harness protector includes: electrical wiring insertion parts in which electrical wirings constituting a wire harness are divided and housed, wherein electrical wiring insertion parts are arranged in parallel, at least one side of an arrangement direction of electrical wiring insertion parts is a branch direction of the electrical wirings, at least one branch electrical wiring window is provided in each of the electrical wiring insertion parts except for one of the electrical wiring insertion parts located farthest from the branch direction to extending in a longitudinal direction and be opened in both side surfaces, into which branch electrical wirings made up of a part of the electrical wirings can be inserted, and the branch electrical wiring insertion window is provided in at least a side surface on a side of the branch direction of one of the electrical wiring insertion parts located farthest from the branch direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta TAKAKURA, Shigeki IKEDA, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Takayuki SUZUKI, Housei MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 10867721
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a functional exterior component shaped into a sheet and an electric wire disposed to overlap with the functional exterior component in at least a part of a region along a longitudinal direction. At least a part of an overlap between the insulating covering of the electric wire and the functional exterior component is welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ishida, Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Toru Tanji
  • Publication number: 20200361404
    Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes a plate-like member including a first layer and a second layer softer than the first layer, an electrical wire disposed along the plate-like member, and a fixing member attached to the electrical wire to fix the electrical wire to the plate-like member. The fixing member includes: a through locking piece formed to be able to pass through the first layer and locked to the first layer while passing through the first layer, a regulation piece provided with a space between the regulation piece and the through locking piece to stop the through locking piece from passing through a surface of the plate-like member, and a column connecting the through locking piece and the regulation piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Shigeki IKEDA, Haruka NAKANO, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Masaki MIZUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20200353800
    Abstract: On an outer circumferential edge of a closing plate, an elastic fitting portion protruding to an outer side of an inner circumferential edge of a the service hole and fitting with the inner circumferential edge projects with a thickness larger than the plate thickness of the closing plate and extends in the circumferential direction of the outer circumferential edge. The elastic fitting portion is provided with an inner circumferential edge accommodating recessed groove that opens in the center of a protruding end surface of the elastic fitting portion and extends in the circumferential direction to accommodate the inner circumferential edge of the service hole, and the inner circumferential edge of the service hole is clamped between a pair of elastic clamping pieces that face each other with the inner circumferential edge accommodating recessed groove interposed between the pair of elastic clamping pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka NAKANO, Motohiro YOKOI, Shigeki IKEDA, Kenta ITO, Daisuke EBATA, Yuya FUKAMI, Masaki MIZUSHITA, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Housei MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200355299
    Abstract: A support member includes a fitting part formed to be fitted to a rod-like member and a harness support part. The fitting part includes: a body part including a base part and a rotational part formed to be rotatably connected to the base part via a hinge, a state of which can be changed between a close state where the base part and the rotational part are fitted to the rod-like member and an open state where the rotational part rotates in a direction to be opened from the close state; and a rotational state changing part formed so that the state of the body part is changed from the open state to the close state upon receiving a pressing force from the rod-like member disposed in the body part in a state where the base part and the rotational part are in the open state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Satoshi UJITA, Shigeki IKEDA, Daisuke EBATA, Kenta ARAI, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Housei MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200353880
    Abstract: To provide a technique for enabling a single exterior member to be easily used for both a region of a wire harness that is disposed in a flat state and a region thereof that is disposed in a bent state. The wire harness includes an exterior member formed in a sheet shape, and a wire disposed overlapping the exterior member in at least a partial region extending along an extension direction of the wire. At least a part of a portion where an insulating covering of the wire and the exterior member overlap is welded. A partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is in a flat state, and at least another partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is rolled up in a direction intersecting the extension direction of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Masakuni KASUGAI
  • Patent number: 10819094
    Abstract: A protector made of a hollow plate material is externally fitted to an electric wire arranged at a position at which a load is exerted. A protector-equipped electric wire is provided with an electric wire arranged at a position at which a load is exerted, and a protector externally fitted to the electric wire. The protector is made of a folded hollow plate material, the hollow plate material including a plurality of plate-shaped portions, and interposed portions that are arranged extending in one direction between the plurality of plate-shaped portions and form hollow spaces between the plurality of plate-shaped portions, the protector including a plurality of wall portions that covers the electric wire. The plurality of wall portions including at least one load bearing wall portion that is arranged so that the direction in which the interposed portions extend corresponds to a direction in which the load is exerted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Yasuyuki Yamamoto, Shinya Sadohara, Kousei Nogami, Makoto Iwata
  • Publication number: 20200335898
    Abstract: Provided is a connector including at least one plate-like housing body, a plurality of groove-like terminal housing chambers each opened in an upper surface of the housing body and parallelly arranged, a plurality of connection terminals provided at ends of a plurality of electrical wirings and housed and disposed in the terminal housing chambers, respectively, and a cover part overlapping with the upper surface of the housing body to cover the terminal housing chambers, wherein an elastic locking claw, which allows each of the connection terminals to be inserted into each of the terminal housing chambers by elastic deformation and is locked to each of the connection terminals to prevent each of the connection terminals from coming out of each of the terminal housing chambers by elastic restoring, is provided to protrude from a bottom surface of each of the terminal housing chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta ARAI, Yuya FUKAMI, Daisuke EBATA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Masaki MIZUSHITA, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Haruka NAKANO, Housei MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200328008
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a functional exterior component, at least one electric wire, and at least one thread. The functional exterior component is shaped into a sheet. The electric wire is disposed on one main surface of the functional exterior component. With the thread the electric wire is sewn on the functional exterior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Tooru TANJI, Junichi SHIRAKAWA, Koichiro GOTO
  • Publication number: 20200307475
    Abstract: A routing structure for routing an electric wire to a vehicle seat includes: a first cushion portion attached to the vehicle seat; and the electric wire fixed to the first cushion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Housei MIZUNO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kaho HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10766438
    Abstract: To provide a technique for enabling a single exterior member to be easily used for both a region of a wire harness that is disposed in a flat state and a region thereof that is disposed in a bent state. The wire harness includes an exterior member formed in a sheet shape, and a wire disposed overlapping the exterior member in at least a partial region extending along an extension direction of the wire. At least a part of a portion where an insulating covering of the wire and the exterior member overlap is welded. A partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is in a flat state, and at least another partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is rolled up in a direction intersecting the extension direction of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Hidetoshi Ishida, Masakuni Kasugai
  • Patent number: 10759360
    Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes a plate-like member including a first layer and a second layer softer than the first layer, an electrical wire disposed along the plate-like member, and a fixing member attached to the electrical wire to fix the electrical wire to the plate-like member. The fixing member includes: a through locking piece formed to be able to pass through the first layer and locked to the first layer while passing through the first layer, a regulation piece provided with a space between the regulation piece and the through locking piece to stop the through locking piece from passing through a surface of the plate-like member, and a column connecting the through locking piece and the regulation piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Shigeki Ikeda, Haruka Nakano, Tetsuya Nishimura, Masaki Mizushita
  • Publication number: 20200269779
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a vehicle mounted component mounted to a vehicle and electrical wires, at least part of which extending along a longitudinal direction is bonded along the vehicle mounted component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Miyu ARAMAKI, Hiroki HIRAI, Housei MIZUNO