Patents by Inventor Junichi Mukuno

Junichi Mukuno 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: 20200343668
    Abstract: A connector that includes a wire; a housing having a wire draw-out surface, the wire being drawn out from the wire draw-out surface; a shield disposed outside the housing; a first water stop sandwiched between and held in contact with the housing and the shield; and a second water stop sandwiched between and held in contact with the wire drawn out from the wire draw-out surface and the shield, the shield including a water stop holder that holds the second water stop between the wire draw-out surface and the water stop holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke YAMADA, Hirotaka BABA, Junichi MUKUNO
  • Publication number: 20200335901
    Abstract: A connector that includes a wire; a housing having a wire draw-out surface, the wire being drawn out rearward from the wire draw-out surface; a shield provided with a peripheral wall extending rearward from an outer peripheral position of the wire draw-out surface and a rear wall extending in a diameter reducing direction from a rear end of the peripheral wall; and a water stop having a housing sealing surface and a wire sealing surface provided to intersect each other, the rear wall of the shield contacting the water stop to bring the housing sealing surface into contact with the wire draw-out surface, the peripheral wall of the shield directly contacting the water stop to bring the wire sealing surface into contact with the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LIMITED, SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke YAMADA, Hirotaka BABA, Junichi MUKUNO
  • Patent number: 10777926
    Abstract: A multi-contact terminal includes a polygonal tube with side walls. Front resilient contact pieces extend from front ends of the side walls in a connecting direction to a mating terminal. The front resilient contact pieces are folded rearward by front folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. Rear resilient contact pieces extend from rear ends of the side walls in the connecting direction. The rear resilient contact pieces are folded forward by rear folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. The polygonal tube, the front resilient contact pieces and the rear resilient contact pieces are integral with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Cruble, Junichi Mukuno, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200059026
    Abstract: A multi-contact terminal includes a polygonal tube with side walls. Front resilient contact pieces extend from front ends of the side walls in a connecting direction to a mating terminal. The front resilient contact pieces are folded rearward by front folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. Rear resilient contact pieces extend from rear ends of the side walls in the connecting direction. The rear resilient contact pieces are folded forward by rear folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. The polygonal tube, the front resilient contact pieces and the rear resilient contact pieces are integral with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Cruble, Junichi Mukuno, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200028298
    Abstract: A connector 1 includes a connector housing 50 connectable to a mating connector, female terminals 11 and L-shaped terminals 21 accommodated inside the connector housing 50 and made of a conductive material, and braided wires 31 connecting the female terminals 11 and the L-shaped terminals 21. The braided wire 31 is formed by braiding a plurality of strands 32, 33. The plurality of strands 32, 33 include conductor strands 32 made of a conductive material and high attenuation strands 33 made of a high damping material. The high damping material is a rubber, a resin or a high damping metal. The high damping metal is a damping alloy or a steel material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Shuya Nishio, Junichi Mukuno
  • Patent number: 10270205
    Abstract: A lever-type connector (3) to be connected to a mating connector (2) and fixed to connector fixing portions (12) provided on the mating connector (2) includes a lever (19) to be operated in a state engaged with engaging portions (13) provided on the mating connector (2) and configured to connect a housing (20) to the mating connector (2) by a boosting action exhibited by the operation thereof. With the lever (19) located at a connection position, a shield shell (21) and the lever (19) are fastened together to the connector fixing portions (12) by bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuya Nishio, Junichi Mukuno, Kiyokazu Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10218104
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a body portion (14), a conductive member (20) including a held portion (20A) having conductivity and held in the body portion (14), a flexible portion (20B) extending from the held portion (20A) toward a mating terminal (40) and having flexibility and a connecting portion (20C) provided on a leading end part of the flexible portion (20B) and to be connected to the mating terminal (40) by being pressed into contact with the mating terminal (40), and a spring member (60) having a spring property, held in the body portion (14) and extending from the body portion (14) toward the connecting portion (20C). The spring member (60) includes a contact portion (60C) configured to give a spring property to the connecting portion (20C) by being held in contact with the connecting portion (20C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Kenichi Kitaoka
  • Patent number: 10096925
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a body (14), a spring terminal (20) having a spring property and including a holding portion (20A) held in the body (14), a cantilever portion (20B) cantilevered from the body (14) and a connecting portion (20E) configured to be pressed into contact with and connected to a mating terminal (40) in a direction intersecting an extending direction of the cantilever portion (20B) by being bent from the cantilever portion (20B). A metal member (16) is held in the body (14) and extends from the body (14) toward the cantilever portion (20B). An insulating member (50) is disposed on the metal member (16) so as to be between the cantilever portion (20B) and the metal member (16). The insulating member (50) includes a contact portion (50A) configured to contact the cantilever portion (20B) in the intersecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Kensaku Takata, Kenichi Takata
  • Publication number: 20180183166
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a body portion (14), a conductive member (20) including a held portion (20A) having conductivity and held in the body portion (14), a flexible portion (20B) extending from the held portion (20A) toward a mating terminal (40) and having flexibility and a connecting portion (20C) provided on a leading end part of the flexible portion (20B) and to be connected to the mating terminal (40) by being pressed into contact with the mating terminal (40), and a spring member (60) having a spring property, held in the body portion (14) and extending from the body portion (14) toward the connecting portion (20C). The spring member (60) includes a contact portion (60C) configured to give a spring property to the connecting portion (20C) by being held in contact with the connecting portion (20C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Kenichi Kitaoka
  • Publication number: 20180175532
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a body (14), a spring terminal (20) having a spring property and including a holding portion (20A) held in the body (14), a cantilever portion (20B) cantilevered from the body (14) and a connecting portion (20E) configured to be pressed into contact with and connected to a mating terminal (40) in a direction intersecting an extending direction of the cantilever portion (20B) by being bent from the cantilever portion (20B). A metal member (16) is held in the body (14) and extends from the body (14) toward the cantilever portion (20B). An insulating member (50) is disposed on the metal member (16) so as to be between the cantilever portion (20B) and the metal member (16). The insulating member (50) includes a contact portion (50A) configured to contact the cantilever portion (20B) in the intersecting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Kensaku Takata, Kenichi Takata
  • Publication number: 20180175549
    Abstract: A lever-type connector (3) to be connected to a mating connector (2) and fixed to connector fixing portions (12) provided on the mating connector (2) includes a lever (19) to be operated in a state engaged with engaging portions (13) provided on the mating connector (2) and configured to connect a housing (20) to the mating connector (2) by a boosting action exhibited by the operation thereof. With the lever (19) located at a connection position, a shield shell (21) and the lever (19) are fastened together to the connector fixing portions (12) by bolts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuya Nishio, Junichi Mukuno, Kiyokazu Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9887479
    Abstract: A shield connector (10) includes a housing (20) with a spring accommodating portion (25) open on a facing surface (24), a fixing plate (50) to be fixed to the housing (20) and mounted on a case wall (71), and springs (60) to be arranged inside the spring accommodating portion (25). Each spring (60) includes a first support (63) and a second support (64) to be supported on the housing (20) and a resilient deformation portion (61) convexly curved toward the facing surface (24) and having a convex tip serving as a contact (62) projecting out from an opening of the housing (20) and to be brought into contact with the device-side terminal (73). The resilient deformation portion (61) includes slits (65) extending from a side connected to one of the first and second supports (63, 64) toward an opposite side across the contact portion (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Katsuhiko Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9819120
    Abstract: A connector C to be mounted on a case of a device includes a coated wire 10 formed such that a core 11 is coated with an insulation coating 12, a terminal fitting 20 to be fit and connected to a mating terminal, a flexible conductor 15 interposed between the terminal fitting 20 and an end of the coated wire 10, and a housing 30 made of synthetic resin and accommodating the terminal fitting 20 together with the flexible conductor 15. The core 11 of the coated wire 10 is provided with a core fixing portion 25 integrated with the core 11 and the core fixing portion 25 is embedded in the housing 30 by molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kenichi Kitaoka, Shuzo Yukawa
  • Publication number: 20170229808
    Abstract: A connector C to be mounted on a case of a device includes a coated wire 10 formed such that a core 11 is coated with an insulation coating 12, a terminal fitting 20 to be fit and connected to a mating terminal, a flexible conductor 15 interposed between the terminal fitting 20 and an end of the coated wire 10, and a housing 30 made of synthetic resin and accommodating the terminal fitting 20 together with the flexible conductor 15. The core 11 of the coated wire 10 is provided with a core fixing portion 25 integrated with the core 11 and the core fixing portion 25 is embedded in the housing 30 by molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kenichi Kitaoka, Shuzo Yukawa
  • Patent number: 9728901
    Abstract: A connector structure (C) for connecting a plurality of electric devices accommodated in metal casings (10, 50) and arranged proximate to each other includes a first connector (30) provided in one (10) of the metal casings, a second connector (70) provided in the other (50) of the metal casings and configured to electrically connect the electric devices by being connected to the first connector (30), and a conductive resilient member (90) arranged to be sandwiched between the both metal casings while being electrically conductive to the metal casings (10, 50) and surround connected parts of the first and second connectors (30, 70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELCTRIC INDUISTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Kensaku Takata
  • Patent number: 9698528
    Abstract: A connector includes a first housing (50) supported on a first supporting surface (32A) in an inverter-side terminal block (30) in a floating manner and a second housing (60) supported on a second supporting surface (34A) in the inverter-side terminal block (30) in a floating manner. A first terminal (52) in the first housing (50) mates with an inverter-side terminal (82) in a direction orthogonal to the first supporting surface (32A). A second terminal (62) in the second housing (60) mates with a motor-side terminal (92) in a motor-side terminal block (40) in a direction orthogonal to the second supporting surface (34A). A braided wire (70) has one end connected to the first terminal (52) and another end connected to the second terminal (62) and is arranged slidably in directions along the first supporting surface (32A) and along the second supporting surface (34A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiro Nishida, Junichi Mukuno
  • Publication number: 20170149159
    Abstract: A shield connector (10) includes a housing (20) with a spring accommodating portion (25) open on a facing surface (24), a fixing plate (50) to be fixed to the housing (20) and mounted on a case wall (71), and springs (60) to be arranged inside the spring accommodating portion (25). Each spring (60) includes a first support (63) and a second support (64) to be supported on the housing (20) and a resilient deformation portion (61) convexly curved toward the facing surface (24) and having a convex tip serving as a contact (62) projecting out from an opening of the housing (20) and to be brought into contact with the device-side terminal (73). The resilient deformation portion (61) includes slits (65) extending from a side connected to one of the first and second supports (63, 64) toward an opposite side across the contact portion (62).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Katsuhiko Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9647380
    Abstract: A connector 1 connecting an inverter and a motor includes an inverter case 10 where the inverter is arranged, an inverter side terminal block 30 mounted on the inverter case 10, an inverter side terminal disposed on the inverter side terminal block 30, a motor case where the motor is arranged, a motor side terminal block 40 mounted on the motor case 20, a motor side terminal disposed on the motor side terminal block 40 and fit to the inverter side terminal 32 such that the inverter case 10 is opposite the motor side terminal block 40, and a second sealing member S2 arranged between the inverter case 10 and the motor side terminal block 40 to surround a connection portion of the inverter side terminal 32 and the motor side terminal 42 and configured to seal a space between the inverter case 10 and the motor side terminal block 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Shiro Nishida
  • Publication number: 20170093094
    Abstract: A connector structure (C) for connecting a plurality of electric devices accommodated in metal casings (10, 50) and arranged proximate to each other includes a first connector (30) provided in one (10) of the metal casings, a second connector (70) provided in the other (50) of the metal casings and configured to electrically connect the electric devices by being connected to the first connector (30), and a conductive resilient member (90) arranged to be sandwiched between the both metal casings while being electrically conductive to the metal casings (10, 50) and surround connected parts of the first and second connectors (30, 70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Kensaku Takata
  • Publication number: 20160343496
    Abstract: A harness clamp 1 is to be mounted on an outer peripheral surface of a tubular member covering a wire extending from a connector and includes a hollow tubular main body portion 10 composed of two cases 11, 12 forming an annular opening 10A at each of both ends of the main body portion 10 in a tube axial direction in a state held in contact with each other and held on a corrugated tube 4 by sandwiching the outer peripheral surface of the corrugated tube 4 in the opening 10A at each of the both ends of the main body portion 10 in the tube axial direction, ferrite cores 20 respectively accommodated in the cases 11, 12 and impact absorbing materials 30 respectively arranged to be interposed between the cases 11, 12 and the ferrite cores 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Akihiro Hayashi, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kenichi Kitaoka