Patents by Inventor Kenichi Ikeya

Kenichi Ikeya 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: 9382959
    Abstract: There is provided an electric braking device for a vehicle, which includes a brake caliper which is provided to a wheel, a pressing member which is provided to the brake caliper and is driven to press a friction member to a rotary member fixed to the wheel, an electric motor which is a power source to drive the pressing member, an electric power/signal line which supplies electric power to the electric motor or allows a first electric circuit provided in a vehicle body to communicate with a second electric circuit provided in the brake caliper, and a connector which relays the electric power line. The connector includes a terminal joining portion which joins one terminal and another terminal to each other, and the one terminal and the another terminal are made of metal. The terminal joining portion is positioned inside the brake caliper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignees: ADVICS CO., LTD., YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Katsuyama, Shinichiro Yukoku, Satoshi Hirata, Motoshi Suzuki, Kenichi Ikeya, Takamichi Kudo
  • Patent number: 9323006
    Abstract: A protector is fixed to a housing in a state where a ferrule on which the protector is mounted is accommodated in a ferrule accommodation space of the housing, and thus a release of a locking state by a locking window and a fixing hook is regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeya, Tomohiro Hikosaka, Keigo Tsubo
  • Patent number: 9190768
    Abstract: A connector includes: a case-shaped attachment member including a through-hole; a first housing including a first fitting portion accommodating a first terminal; and a second housing including a second fitting portion accommodating a second terminal. The first housing includes an outer housing and an inner housing. The inner housing is assembled to be movable in the fitting direction and is provided with the first fitting portion. The inner housing is provided with a pressing rib. Between the pressing rib and outer housing, a second seal member is provided for sealing between the outer and inner housings. A restricting portion which comes into contact with the pressing rib to restrict movement of the pressing rib in the fitting direction is provided in a side of the through-hole closer to the inside of the attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeya, Shinichiro Yukoku
  • Publication number: 20150177464
    Abstract: A protector is fixed to a housing in a state where a ferrule on which the protector is mounted is accommodated in a ferrule accommodation space of the housing, and thus a release of a locking state by a locking window and a fixing hook is regulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Kenichi IKEYA, Tomohiro HIKOSAKA, Keigo TSUBO
  • Publication number: 20150118881
    Abstract: A connector includes: a case-shaped attachment member including a through-hole; a first housing including a first fitting portion accommodating a first terminal; and a second housing including a second fitting portion accommodating a second terminal. The first housing includes an outer housing and an inner housing. The inner housing is assembled to be movable in the fitting direction and is provided with the first fitting portion. The inner housing is provided with a pressing rib. Between the pressing rib and outer housing, a second seal member is provided for sealing between the outer and inner housings. A restricting portion which comes into contact with the pressing rib to restrict movement of the pressing rib in the fitting direction is provided in a side of the through-hole closer to the inside of the attachment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: ADVICS CO., LTD., YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi IKEYA, Shinichiro YUKOKU
  • Publication number: 20150099385
    Abstract: A connector joining structure includes an outer housing mounted on a casing, an inner housing having a terminal to be connected to a terminal of a mating connector mounted in the casing, and a first packing interposed between the outer housing and the inner housing. The first packing is configured to ensure sealing property between the outer housing and the inner housing even upon a position of the inner housing with respect to the outer housing being displaced in at least one of three directions in a three-dimensional space by a predetermined amount with respect to a target value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi IKEYA
  • Publication number: 20150099394
    Abstract: A connector includes: a mounting member having a case shape and a side wall with a through hole; a first connector placed outside the mounting member and having a first fitting portion; a second connector placed inside the mounting member and having a second fitting portion capable of fitting to the first fitting portion inserted from the through hole; a seal member placed on an outer periphery of the first connector and configured to be in close contact with the through hole with the first and second fitting portions fitted to each other and partition an inside and an outside of the mounting member from each other; and a holding unit provided on the mounting member and the second connector and configured to align the through hole and the second fitting portion with each other in position and hold the second connector to the mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi IKEYA
  • Publication number: 20150090540
    Abstract: There is provided an electric braking device for a vehicle, which includes a brake caliper which is provided to a wheel, a pressing member which is provided to the brake caliper and is driven to press a friction member to a rotary member fixed to the wheel, an electric motor which is a power source to drive the pressing member, an electric power/signal line which supplies electric power to the electric motor or allows a first electric circuit provided in a vehicle body to communicate with a second electric circuit provided in the brake caliper, and a connector which relays the electric power line. The connector includes a terminal joining portion which joins one terminal and another terminal to each other, and the one terminal and the another terminal are made of metal. The terminal joining portion is positioned inside the brake caliper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori KATSUYAMA, Shinichiro YUKOKU, Satoshi HIRATA, Motoshi SUZUKI, Kenichi IKEYA, Takamichi KUDO
  • Publication number: 20140341512
    Abstract: An optical connector includes: a housing which houses a ferrule connected to an optical fiber cable; a crimping sleeve housed in the housing and including a tubular portion in which the optical fiber is passed through and which is led out from an opening of the housing; a crimping member fixing a sheath, covering the tubular portion, of the optical fiber cable; and a boot including a protecting portion covering the optical fiber cable and the crimping member, and including a flange portion being continuous to the protecting portion and covering the opening of the housing. A neck portion of a T-shaped protrusion, protruded from the flange portion toward an interior of the housing, is inserted into a boot engagement notch, which is formed in an outer portion of the crimping sleeve and an open end of which is closed by an inner surface of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro HIKOSAKA, Kenichi IKEYA
  • Patent number: 8845209
    Abstract: An optical connector 11 is provided with a housing 17 for receiving ferrules 21 connected to an optical fiber cable, a lock arm 37 provided with the housing 17 and blocking removal from other housing fitted into the housing 17, a slit 45 formed in the housing 17, and in which the lock arm 37 moving in an unlocked direction is entered, a stopper 31 which has recesses 57 and is attached to the housing 17 to position the ferrules 21, and opening prevention ribs 59 respectively vertically provided with a pair of upper wall parts 43 of the housing 17 facing in a state of sandwiching the slit 45, the opening prevention ribs being inserted into the recesses 57 in a state of abutting on a left inner wall surface 61 and a right inner wall surface 63 of the recesses 57 so as to regulate a separation between the pair of upper wall parts 43.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hikosaka, Kenichi Ikeya
  • Publication number: 20140037252
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a housing that receives a ferrule connected to a distal end of an optical fiber of an optical fiber cable, a crimping sleeve that includes a tubular portion adapted to allow the optical fiber to be inserted and also adapted to be inserted through a sleeve through-hole formed in a rear wall of the housing, and a sandwiching flange portion continued from the tubular portion and facing an rear wall inner surface of the housing, a crimping ring that fixes a sheath of the optical fiber cable sheathed on an outer circumference of the tubular portion, and a boot that includes a protective portion for covering outer circumferences of the optical fiber cable and the crimping ring and a locking flange portion continued from the protective portion and sandwiched between the sandwiching flange portion and the rear wall inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corportion
    Inventors: Tomohiro HIKOSAKA, Kenichi IKEYA
  • Publication number: 20130266270
    Abstract: An optical connector 11 is provided with a housing 17 for receiving ferrules 21 connected to an optical fiber cable, a lock arm 37 provided with the housing 17 and blocking removal from other housing fitted into the housing 17, a slit 45 formed in the housing 17, and in which the lock arm 37 moving in an unlocked direction is entered, a stopper 31 which has recesses 57 and is attached to the housing 17 to position the ferrules 21, and opening prevention ribs 59 respectively vertically provided with a pair of upper wall parts 43 of the housing 17 facing in a state of sandwiching the slit 45, the opening prevention ribs being inserted into the recesses 57 in a state of abutting on a left inner wall surface 61 and a right inner wall surface 63 of the recesses 57 so as to regulate a separation between the pair of upper wall parts 43.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hikosaka, Kenichi Ikeya
  • Publication number: 20130101258
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical connector which is connected to an end portion of an optical fiber cable that is obtained by covering an optical fiber strand with a covering part that has a tensile strength fiber. The optical connector comprises: a ferrule that is affixed to an end portion of the optical fiber strand exposed from the covering part; a crimping sleeve through which the optical fiber strand passes and to which the covering part is affixed; and a housing in which the ferrule and the crimping sleeve are held. The housing has a recessed container part that is provided with an opening in a lateral surface, and the crimping sleeve has a flange portion which can be contained in the recessed container part by being slid thereinto from the lateral side of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hikosaka, Kenichi Ikeya
  • Patent number: 7753728
    Abstract: A fixation structure for a rear cover (1) in which a waterproofing grommet (5) is fixed to the wire lead-out side (4), from which a wire from a connector housing (2) is led out, of a connector (3) and which is assembled to the wire lead-out side (4) of the connector for (3) with the waterproofing grommet (5) in between. The grommet (5) is provided with a rib (7) that is in contact with the inner wall (protrusion (34)) (6) to hold the attitude of the grommet (5) relative to the rear cover (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeya, Nozomi Ito, Shigeru Tanaka, Yasuhiro Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7749016
    Abstract: A lever insertion hole (6) for inserting a lever (5) is provided in a female housing (2). A rib (10) and a flexible lever-holding lock (11) are arranged on the inner wall (6A) of the lever insertion hole (6). The rib (10) enables the lever (5) to be inserted, through a key groove (54) axially provided in the outer peripheral surface of the lever (5), into the female housing (2) only when the lever (5) is at a predetermined rotational position. The rib (10) and the lever-holding lock (11) are together in contact with a wall section (57) of a coming-out prevention groove (56), provided in the lever (5), to hold the lever (5) from coming out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeya, Tsuneyuki Takahashi, Takahiro Yoneda, Ryo Sawada, Yasuhiro Sasaki, Ken Yoshimura, Nozomi Ito
  • Patent number: 7607940
    Abstract: A waterproof connector, comprising a pair of male and female housings (30, 40) engaged with each other. The waterproof connector also comprises a grommet (10) covering at least one of the housings (30, 40) and a fastening member (50) inserted from the grommet (10) side into the pair of male and female housings (30, 40) to connect them to each other. In addition, the grommet comprises a sealing part (12) having a predetermined length along the inserting direction of the fastening member (50) and formed integrally with a grommet body (11) at the outlet side end part (14) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeya, Yasuhiro Sasaki, Tsuneyuki Takahashi, Takahiro Yoneda, Ryo Sawada, Ken Yoshimura, Nozomi Ito
  • Patent number: 7597579
    Abstract: A connector apparatus comprises a connector, an annular member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the connector. An engaging portion with a rear end surface is provided in the annular member. A step portion with a front end surface is provided in a rear portion of the connector. The cover member has a hook portion in the front end thereof. When the cover member covers the rear portion of the connector, the hook portion engages with the step portion. Thereafter, when the annular member is fixed to the connector, the rear end surface of the engaging portion and the front end surface of the step portion clamp the hook portion to prevent the hook portion from coming off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeya, Kazumi Urano, Hideki Inoue, Takaaki Hirano, Nozomi Ito
  • Patent number: 7591678
    Abstract: A through-panel connector, comprising a female connector (10) and a male connector disposed on one side and the other side of panel (50) and fitted to each other through a mounting hole (51) formed in the panel (50). The female connector (10) comprises a plurality of flexible holding ribs (11). The holding ribs (11) are formed on the outer peripheral surface (32) of the female connector (10) opposed to the mounting hole inner peripheral surface (53) of the panel (50) so as to be extended along the inserting direction of the mounting hole (51) and separated from the outer peripheral surface (32) while being extended from the base end part (12) to the tip part (13) of the female connector (10) along the mounting hole inner peripheral surface (53). The holding ribs (11) are biased and held on the mounting hole inner peripheral surface (53) with the female connector (10) fitted to the panel (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeya, Shigeru Tanaka, Yasuhiro Sasaki, Tsuneyuki Takahashi, Takahiro Yoneda, Ryo Sawada, Ken Yoshimura, Nozomi Ito
  • Patent number: 7524200
    Abstract: A lever type connector comprises two connector housings, a lever which is rotatably attached to one housing and has cam grooves, and cam pins which are provided on another housing and guided by the cam grooves. Connecting or disconnecting is assisted by rotating the lever with the cam pins and the cam grooves. Guiding structure is provided between the first and second connector housings for guiding the cam pins to entry gates of the cam grooves respectively as connection of the first and second connector housings proceeds at an initial stage of the connection. According to the lever type connector, the cam pins is guided properly to the entry gates of the cam grooves of the lever at the initial stage of the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeya, Ronald Alan Cabangal, Hideki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20090098759
    Abstract: A connector apparatus comprises a connector, an annular member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the connector. An engaging portion with a rear end surface is provided in the annular member. A step portion with a front end surface is provided in a rear portion of the connector. The cover member has a hook portion in the front end thereof. When the cover member covers the rear portion of the connector, the hook portion engages with the step portion. Thereafter, when the annular member is fixed to the connector, the rear end surface of the engaging portion and the front end surface of the step portion clamp the hook portion to prevent the hook portion from coming off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Kenichi IKEYA, Kazumi Urano, Hideki Inoue, Takaaki Hirano, Nozomi Ito