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).

  • Patent number: 10431351
    Abstract: A flat cable that includes a plurality of conductors respectively extending in an axial direction; and an insulating sheath configured to, in a state where the conductors are lined up in a width direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the conductors, restrict the conductors from outside and collectively cover the conductors, wherein the insulating sheath has an expander enabling bending in the width direction by permitting relative displacement between the conductors, and the expander, by expanding so as to partially separate from the conductors in at least a thickness direction orthogonal to both the width direction and the axial direction, forms an internal space permitting relative displacement such that adjacent conductors overlap in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20190287696
    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: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    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
  • Patent number: 10410761
    Abstract: A technology that, even in the case where a sheet member employed as an exterior member has low flexibility, is able to make a portion where the sheet member is wrapped around an electrical wire easily bendable. The electrical wire includes a bending part arranged in a bent state. The exterior member includes a sheet main body part wrapped around a portion of the electrical wire that includes the bending part. A slit is formed in a portion of the main body part that is wrapped around the bending part, in a direction including a direction in which a wrapping start portion and a wrapping end portion of the main body part are joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190252092
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technology that is capable of constraining a reduction that occurs in the vicinity of a branch portion in the degree of freedom of electrical wires that extend from the branch portion. A wire harness includes a wire harness main body in which a plurality of electrical wires are wired while forming a branch portion; and a sheet member that is mounted on an exterior of the wire harness main body. The sheet member includes a sheet main body that is kept in an overlapping state where the sheet main body sandwiches a region that includes the branch portion and portions in crotches on the periphery of the branch portion, and the sheet member has an incision that reaches an outer edge from an interior of the sheet main body formed at portions of the sheet main body positioned at the portions in the crotches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Satoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190239398
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a technique with which it is possible to improve the production yield of a shield member that includes a drain wire with a free end portion by cutting a long drain wire-attached shield member to a desired length. The shield member includes a shield portion and a drain wire. The shield portion can shield an electric wire. The drain wire includes: a holding portion provided between a first end and a second end of the shield portion and held in the shield portion; and an extension portion that is continuous with the holding portion and extends outward from the shield portion. At least a portion of the holding portion extends between the first end and the second end of the shield portion while having excess length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10297993
    Abstract: A protective member-attached wire is provided with: an electric wire; and a protective member that is made of a sheet-shaped nonwoven member and is wrapped around the electric wire to cover the electric wire. The protective member includes: a first portion obtained by heating a portion of the nonwoven member; and a second portion that is softer than the first portion of the nonwoven member. The first portion and the second portion are each distributed over the entire circumference of the electric wire in a circumferential direction of the electric wire, and are distributed over the entire protective member in a longitudinal direction of the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ishida, Housei Mizuno, Yasuyuki Yamamoto, Atsushi Murata
  • Publication number: 20190139675
    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: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10214160
    Abstract: A wire module includes multiple wires and a wire protection member including a supporting plate portion with a main surface on which the multiple wires can be arranged. A partitioning portion that partitions the plurality of wires in a width direction of the supporting plate portion is formed due to the supporting plate portion being partially cut and raised. A partitioning plate portion includes a first partitioning portion and a second partitioning portion that are cut and raised from mutually opposite sides in the width direction of the supporting plate portion and come into contact with each other in directions of supporting each other in their upright states, in a state of being mutually upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Yasuyuki Yamamoto, Shinya Sadohara
  • Publication number: 20190043642
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a technology that, even in the case where a sheet-like member employed as an exterior member has low flexibility, is able to make a portion where the sheet-like member is wrapped around an electrical wire easily bendable. An electrical wire with exterior member is provided with an electrical wire and an exterior member. The electrical wire includes a bending part arranged in a bent state. The exterior member includes a sheet-like main body part wrapped around a portion of the electrical wire that includes the bending part. A slit is formed in a portion of the main body part that is wrapped around the bending part, in a direction including a direction in which a wrapping start portion and a wrapping end portion of the main body part are joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Masaaki TABATA, Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190036311
    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: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO, Shinya SADOHARA, Kousei NOGAMI, Makoto IWATA
  • Publication number: 20180358151
    Abstract: A protective member to be wrapped around an electric wire, in which the protective member has a reduced thickness and exerts, at the same time, both functions of protecting and noise-insulating the electric wire. The protective member is used while being wrapped around the electric wire. The protective member includes: a first sheet material made of a nonwoven fabric; and a second sheet material that is made of a woven fabric, a nonwoven fabric in which fibers longer than fibers of the nonwoven fabric of the first sheet material are joined to each other, or a nonwoven fabric that includes a larger number of joining points at which fibers are intertwined than that of the nonwoven fabric of the first sheet material, the second sheet material being laid on the first sheet material to form one main surface of the protective member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO, Atsushi MURATA, Yoshitsugu SUSAKI, Hiroki ICHIURA, Akihiro NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20180331521
    Abstract: A protective member-attached wire is provided with: an electric wire; and a protective member that is made of a sheet-shaped nonwoven member and is wrapped around the electric wire to cover the electric wire. The protective member includes: a first portion obtained by heating a portion of the nonwoven member; and a second portion that is softer than the first portion of the nonwoven member. The first portion and the second portion are each distributed over the entire circumference of the electric wire in a circumferential direction of the electric wire, and are distributed over the entire protective member in a longitudinal direction of the electric wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Housei MIZUNO, Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO, Atsushi MURATA
  • Publication number: 20180330847
    Abstract: A flat cable that includes a plurality of conductors respectively extending in an axial direction; and an insulating sheath configured to, in a state where the conductors are lined up in a width direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the conductors, restrict the conductors from outside and collectively cover the conductors, wherein the insulating sheath has an expander enabling bending in the width direction by permitting relative displacement between the conductors, and the expander, by expanding so as to partially separate from the conductors in at least a thickness direction orthogonal to both the width direction and the axial direction, forms an internal space permitting relative displacement such that adjacent conductors overlap in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20180319355
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a wire containing sleeve for vehicle which is good in workability, can sufficiently suppress slapping sound from being generated, and is also good in abrasion resistance and a method for manufacturing the wire containing sleeve for vehicle. [Solving Means] The present invention is a wire containing sleeve for vehicle (1) made of filament nonwoven fabric having a surface in which concave parts (3) are formed and, more preferably, the wire containing sleeve for vehicle (1) which has a C-shaped section, has facing ends (5) having a minimum distance therebetween is 1 mm or more, and has the concave parts (3) formed in an outside surface (1a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu SUSAKI, Hiroki ICHIURA, Akihiro NISHIO, Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO, Housei MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20180170287
    Abstract: A wire module includes multiple wires and a wire protection member including a supporting plate portion with a main surface on which the multiple wires can be arranged. A partitioning portion that partitions the plurality of wires in a width direction of the supporting plate portion is formed due to the supporting plate portion being partially cut and raised. A partitioning plate portion includes a first partitioning portion and a second partitioning portion that are cut and raised from mutually opposite sides in the width direction of the supporting plate portion and come into contact with each other in directions of supporting each other in their upright states, in a state of being mutually upright.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Yasuyuki YAMAMOTO, Shinya SADOHARA
  • Patent number: 9620260
    Abstract: An insulating coated wire includes a center conductor and an insulating coating. The insulating coating has a bending auxiliary section in which the thickness of the insulating coating is smaller than that of the other portion, and that has a shape in which at least a part thereof protrudes outward in the radial direction. The bending auxiliary section has a shape that facilitates bending of the insulating coated wire by elongation deformation thereof. This insulating coated wire can be manufactured by arranging, on the circumference of an insulating coated wire material, a metal mold that has the inner surface including the section having a shape protruding outward in the radial direction, and forming the bending auxiliary section in the shape along the inner surface of the metal mold by heating the insulating coating within the metal mold and generating a pressure difference between inside and outside of the insulating coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Tomoyuki Sakata, Takehiro Hosokawa, Yasuyuki Ootsuka, Satoshi Murao, Seigou Nakano
  • Publication number: 20160276063
    Abstract: A flat cable that includes a plurality of conductors respectively extending in an axial direction; and an insulating sheath configured to, in a state where the conductors are lined up in a width direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the conductors, restrict the conductors from outside and collectively cover the conductors, wherein the insulating sheath has an expander enabling bending in the width direction by permitting relative displacement between the conductors, and the expander, by expanding so as to partially separate from the conductors in at least a thickness direction orthogonal to both the width direction and the axial direction, forms an internal space permitting relative displacement such that adjacent conductors overlap in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20150310961
    Abstract: An insulating coated wire includes a center conductor and an insulating coating. The insulating coating has a bending auxiliary section in which the thickness of the insulating coating is smaller than that of the other portion, and that has a shape in which at least a part thereof protrudes outward in the radial direction. The bending auxiliary section has a shape that facilitates bending of the insulating coated wire by elongation deformation thereof. This insulating coated wire can be manufactured by arranging, on the circumference of an insulating coated wire material, a metal mold that has the inner surface including the section having a shape protruding outward in the radial direction, and forming the bending auxiliary section in the shape along the inner surface of the metal mold by heating the insulating coating within the metal mold and generating a pressure difference between inside and outside of the insulating coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Tomoyuki SAKATA, Takehiro HOSOKAWA, Yasuyuki OOTSUKA, Satoshi MURAO, Seigou NAKANO