Patents by Inventor Kensaku Takata

Kensaku Takata 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: 20190393636
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (1) includes a rectangular tubular body (10). A resilient contact piece (16) is arranged inside the body (10) and a pressure receiving piece (18) faces the resilient contact piece (16) inside the body (10). The resilient contact piece (16) has a base end (16Eb) curved inward of the body (10) from an end of the body (10). The pressure receiving piece (18) has one end including a base end (18Eb) curved inwardly of the body (10) from an end of the body (10). An area of a first facing surface (16F) of the resilient contact piece (16) to be contacted by a tab (41) serves as a first plating area (16M) having Ag plating applied thereto. Areas of a second facing surface (18F) of the pressure receiving piece (18) to be contacted by the tab (41) serves as second plating areas (18M) having Ag plating applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kanji Horiuchi, Kensaku Takata, Kan Murai
  • Patent number: 10476190
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (1) includes a rectangular tubular body (10). A resilient contact piece (16) is arranged inside the body (10) and a pressure receiving piece (18) faces the resilient contact piece (16) inside the body (10). The resilient contact piece (16) has a base end (16Eb) curved inward of the body (10) from an end of the body (10). The pressure receiving piece (18) has one end including a base end (18Eb) curved inwardly of the body (10) from an end of the body (10). An area of a first facing surface (16F) of the resilient contact piece (16) to be contacted by a tab (41) serves as a first plating area (16M) having Ag plating applied thereto. Areas of a second facing surface (18F) of the pressure receiving piece (18) to be contacted by the tab (41) serves as second plating areas (18M) having Ag plating applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanji Horiuchi, Kensaku Takata, Kan Murai
  • Publication number: 20190148863
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (1) includes a rectangular tubular body (10). A resilient contact piece (16) is arranged inside the body (10) and a pressure receiving piece (18) faces the resilient contact piece (16) inside the body (10). The resilient contact piece (16) has a base end (16Eb) curved inward of the body (10) from an end of the body (10). The pressure receiving piece (18) has one end including a base end (18Eb) curved inwardly of the body (10) from an end of the body (10). An area of a first facing surface (16F) of the resilient contact piece (16) to be contacted by a tab (41) serves as a first plating area (16M) having Ag plating applied thereto. Areas of a second facing surface (18F) of the pressure receiving piece (18) to be contacted by the tab (41) serves as second plating areas (18M) having Ag plating applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Kanji Horiuchi, Kensaku Takata, Kan Murai
  • Patent number: 10290990
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a female terminal (1) with a tubular portion (11) formed by bending a metal plate into a tubular shape and resilient contact pieces (12) extending from the tubular portion (11) in an axial direction of the tubular portion (11), folded inwardly of the tubular portion (11) and configured to resiliently contact a mating terminal inside the tubular portion (11) includes a joining step of joining metal members thinner than the metal plate to the metal plate, and a forming step of bending the metal members joined to the metal plate and forming the metal members as the resilient contact pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanji Horiuchi, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Atsushi Okuda, Noriyuki Uematu, Kensaku Takata
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10038271
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing 10 to be connected to a mating connector, and two conductive unit. Each conductive unit includes a terminal, a wire 43, and an inner conductive member 40 for electrically connecting the terminal and the wire 43. A fixing portion 17 to which the inner conductive members 40 are to be fixed is provided inside the housing 10, one of the inner conductive members 40 is fixed on one side in an arrangement direction of two wires 43 in the housing 10 and the other inner conductive member 40 is fixed on the other side. Each of the two inner conductive members 40 is fixed to the fixing portion 17 by a bolt 22, 23 extending in the arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Sakaguchi, Kensaku Takata
  • 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: 20180090900
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a female terminal (1) with a tubular portion (11) formed by bending a metal plate into a tubular shape and resilient contact pieces (12) extending from the tubular portion (11) in an axial direction of the tubular portion (11), folded inwardly of the tubular portion (11) and configured to resiliently contact a mating terminal inside the tubular portion (11) includes a joining step of joining metal members thinner than the metal plate to the metal plate, and a forming step of bending the metal members joined to the metal plate and forming the metal members as the resilient contact pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Kanji Horiuchi, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Atsushi Okuda, Noriyuki Uematsu, Kensaku Takata
  • Publication number: 20180069341
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing 10 to be connected to a mating connector, and two conductive unit. Each conductive unit includes a terminal, a wire 43, and an inner conductive member 40 for electrically connecting the terminal and the wire 43. A fixing portion 17 to which the inner conductive members 40 are to be fixed is provided inside the housing 10, one of the inner conductive members 40 is fixed on one side in an arrangement direction of two wires 43 in the housing 10 and the other inner conductive member 40 is fixed on the other side. Each of the two inner conductive members 40 is fixed to the fixing portion 17 by a bolt 22, 23 extending in the arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Sakaguchi, Kensaku Takata
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9496636
    Abstract: A female terminal (10) includes a tubular portion (14) into which a male terminal (11) is to be inserted, a plurality of first resilient pieces (23) projecting inwardly of the tubular portion (14) from a bottom wall (15) of the tubular portion (14) and arranged side by side in a direction intersecting with an inserting direction of the male terminal (11) into the tubular portion (14), and a plurality of contact portions (28) arranged at positions of the tubular portion (14) respectively corresponding to the plurality of first resilient pieces (23) and configured to sandwich the male terminal (11) between the plurality of resilient pieces (23) and the contact portions. Since this enables each first resilient piece (23) to apply a proper contact pressure to the male terminal (11), the male terminal (11) is pressed against the second contact portions (28) at a proper contact pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Uno, Kanji Horiuchi, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kensaku Takata
  • Patent number: 9455525
    Abstract: A connector (10) to be mounted on end portions of wires (16) includes first terminals (19) connected to the end portions of the wires (16), second terminals (23) electrically connected to the first terminals (19) via flexible conductive members (29) and connected to terminals of a mating connector (CN), and a housing (33) for accommodating the first terminals (19) and the second terminals (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, LTD., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Uno, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kensaku Takata, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Tomokazu Kashiwada, Kiyotaka Itsuki
  • Patent number: 9444168
    Abstract: A socket terminal (10) to be fitted and connected to a mating pin terminal (20) includes a tubular portion (11) to be fitted to the pin terminal (20). The tubular portion (11) includes a base portion (12) provided on a side opposite to a fitting starting end to the pin terminal (20) and a plurality of terminal pieces (13) extending in an axial direction of the tubular portion (11) from the base portion (12) toward the pin terminal (20), spaced apart in a circumferential direction of the tubular portion (11) and capable of resiliently coming into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the pin terminal (20) fitted in the tubular portion (11). The base portion (12) includes a plurality of terminal pieces (16) projecting toward the pin terminal (20) radially of the tubular portion (11) and configured to hold the outer peripheral surface of the pin terminal (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kanji Horiuchi, Kensaku Takata, Masafumi Uno, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Katsuhiko Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9412989
    Abstract: Each of connection units integrally includes a cover via a hinge, and the cover covers an accommodation portion in which a connecting member is arranged. The connection unit includes a unit stopper and a unit stopper receiver that is fitted to the unit stopper that is formed on an adjacent connection unit. The cover includes a cover stopper and a cover stopper receiver that is fitted to the cover stopper formed on the cover of the adjacent connection unit. The connection units are connected to each other by fitting of the unit stoppers and the unit stopper receivers and fitting of the cover stoppers and the cover stopper receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Kensaku Takata, Hiroki Hirai, Katsunori Hamana, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masaru Shitamichi, Daiki Hirano
  • Patent number: 9083095
    Abstract: A wiring module attached to a plurality of electric cells having electrode terminals including positive electrodes and negative electrodes has a plurality of bus bars having pairs of through-holes respectively connected to the positive electrodes and the negative electrodes of the electric cells and bus bar insulating members each held by the adjacent bus bars. Of the plurality of bus bar insulating members, a first bus bar insulating member and a second bus bar insulating member are connected with each other by the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takase, Osamu Nakayama, Ryoya Okamoto, Mitsutoshi Morita, Kensaku Takata, Hiroki Hirai, Katsutoshi Saijo, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Takeshi Aizawa
  • Publication number: 20150133004
    Abstract: A female terminal (10) includes a tubular portion (14) into which a male terminal (11) is to be inserted, a plurality of first resilient pieces (23) projecting inwardly of the tubular portion (14) from a bottom wall (15) of the tubular portion (14) and arranged side by side in a direction intersecting with an inserting direction of the male terminal (11) into the tubular portion (14), and a plurality of contact portions (28) arranged at positions of the tubular portion (14) respectively corresponding to the plurality of first resilient pieces (23) and configured to sandwich the male terminal (11) between the plurality of resilient pieces (23) and the contact portions. Since this enables each first resilient piece (23) to apply a proper contact pressure to the male terminal (11), the male terminal (11) is pressed against the second contact portions (28) at a proper contact pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Masafumi Uno, Kanji Horiuchi, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kensaku Takata
  • Publication number: 20150126076
    Abstract: A socket terminal (10) to be fitted and connected to a mating pin terminal (20) includes a tubular portion (11) to be fitted to the pin terminal (20). The tubular portion (11) includes a base portion (12) provided on a side opposite to a fitting starting end to the pin terminal (20) and a plurality of terminal pieces (13) extending in an axial direction of the tubular portion (11) from the base portion (12) toward the pin terminal (20), spaced apart in a circumferential direction of the tubular portion (11) and capable of resiliently coming into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the pin terminal (20) fitted in the tubular portion (11). The base portion (12) includes a plurality of terminal pieces (16) projecting toward the pin terminal (20) radially of the tubular portion (11) and configured to hold the outer peripheral surface of the pin terminal (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kanji Horiuchi, Kensaku Takata, Masafumi Uno, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Katsuhiko Aizawa
  • Publication number: 20140134884
    Abstract: A battery wiring module, which is to be attached to a plurality of electric cells each including a positive terminal and a negative terminal, includes a bus bar that is made of metal and has a pair of terminal through holes to be connected respectively to the positive terminal of one electric cell and the negative terminal of another electric cell, a bus bar case that is made of fire-resistant synthetic resin and in which the bus bar is accommodated, and a case holder that is made of general synthetic resin and by which the bus bar case is held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoya Okamoto, Kensaku Takata, Hiroki Hirai, Hiroomi Hiramitsu
  • Publication number: 20130316573
    Abstract: A connector (10) to be mounted on end portions of wires (16) includes first terminals (19) connected to the end portions of the wires (16), second terminals (23) electrically connected to the first terminals (19) via flexible conductive members (29) and connected to terminals of a mating connector (CN), and a housing (33) for accommodating the first terminals (19) and the second terminals (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicants: Autonetworks Technologies, LTD., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Uno, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kensaku Takata, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Tomokazu Kashiwada, Kiyotaka Itsuki