Patents by Inventor Kimitoshi Makino

Kimitoshi Makino 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: 11128018
    Abstract: A circuit body includes: a plurality of conductors, and first and second substrates, wherein the first and second substrates include a battery wiring portion which is routed along each row of an electrodes and one ends of the conductors are respectively connected to bus bars, and a connector connection portion where the other ends of the plurality of conductors are connected to a connector, and parts of the first substrate and the second substrate are overlapped in the connector connection portion, so an arrangement order of the other ends of the conductors corresponds to the potential order of the bus bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kimitoshi Makino
  • Publication number: 20210273305
    Abstract: The conductive module includes interterminal connection component groups for respective electrode terminal groups, and flexible wiring components for the respective interterminal connection component groups. Each of the flexible wiring components includes a transforming portion performing transformation into a temporary mounted form at the time when each of interterminal connection components is connected with electrode terminals and a formal mounted form after work of the connection. Each of the transforming portions is provided in part of the crossing portion on a subsidiary conductive portion side and/or in the subsidiary conductive portion, and displaces a portion between a main conductive portion side and the subsidiary conductive portion side between the temporary mounted form and the formal mounted form by the transformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Kimitoshi Makino
  • Patent number: 11056753
    Abstract: A bus bar module is attached to a battery assembly having a plurality of single cells which are assembled to each other along a first direction. The bus bar module includes a circuit body, a bus bar, and a holder. The circuit body includes a main line that extends in the first direction, a branch line that extends from the main line so as to branch from the main line, and a connection portion provided in a position close to a distal end of the branch line rather than a folded portion of the branch line and configured to be connected to the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10964929
    Abstract: A structure of connection among a circuit body, a bus bar and an electronic element includes a circuit body configured by a flexible board on which a wiring pattern is provided, a bus bar attached to a mounting surface of the circuit body, and an electronic element attached to the mounting surface so as to connect the bus bar and the wiring pattern. The bus bar has a fixed portion extending along the mounting surface. The fixed portion is fixed to the mounting surface so that a restricted area which restricts deformation of the mounting surface is formed in a periphery of the fixed portion. The electronic element is arranged in the restricted area and is fixed to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 10798820
    Abstract: A connector-equipped circuit body includes a circuit body configured by a flexible board where a wiring pattern formed of a conductor for electric connection is provided, and a connector connected to the circuit body. At a connection portion of connection between the circuit body and the connector, an auxiliary conductive layer independent of the wiring pattern is provided so as to be multilayered for the wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10756527
    Abstract: A protector is configured to protect a belt-like flexible board where a wiring pattern is provided. The protector includes a first accommodation portion configured to accommodate the flexible board so as to be slidable in a length direction of the flexible board, a second accommodation portion configured to accommodate the flexible board in a position different from the first accommodation portion in the length direction, and a bendable coupling portion that connects between the first accommodation portion and the second accommodation portion. The coupling portion is structured so that under a condition where the coupling portion is curved, deformation of the flexible board in a direction away from the coupling portion is allowed when the flexible board is slid in the length direction with respect to the first accommodation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Publication number: 20200044376
    Abstract: A connector-attached circuit body include a circuit body including a flexible substrate having a wiring pattern, and a connector attached to the circuit body and including a terminal and a housing that accommodates the terminal. The terminal is electrically connected to the wiring pattern and extends in a thickness direction of the circuit body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20200028306
    Abstract: A connector-fitting structure of flexible printed circuit includes: a flexible printed circuit on which a wiring pattern is formed; an electronic component connected to the wiring pattern of the flexible printed circuit; and a connector to which one end part of the flexible printed circuit is fitted. The one end part of the flexible printed circuit is fitted to the connector to cause the electronic component to be housed in the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Kimitoshi MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20200020918
    Abstract: A bus bar module includes a circuit body, a bus bar, a holder, and a cover configured to be assembled to the holder to protect the circuit body and the holder. The circuit body includes a belt-like main line that extends in a first direction, a belt-like branch line that extends from the main line so as to branch from the main line, and a connection portion provided in a position closer to a distal end of the branch line than a folded portion the branch line. The cover is structured so as to be stretchable and shrinkable in the first direction in accordance with a stretching and a shrinking of the holder in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Publication number: 20200020917
    Abstract: A structure of connection among a circuit body, a bus bar and an electronic element includes a circuit body configured by a flexible board on which a wiring pattern is provided, a bus bar attached to a mounting surface of the circuit body, and an electronic element attached to the mounting surface so as to connect the bus bar and the wiring pattern. The bus bar has a fixed portion extending along the mounting surface. The fixed portion is fixed to the mounting surface so that a restricted area which restricts deformation of the mounting surface is formed in a periphery of the fixed portion. The electronic element is arranged in the restricted area and is fixed to the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Publication number: 20200020916
    Abstract: A bus bar module is attached to a battery assembly having a plurality of single cells which are assembled to each other along a first direction. The bus bar module includes a circuit body, a bus bar, and a holder. The circuit body includes a main line that extends in the first direction, a branch line that extends from the main line so as to branch from the main line, and a connection portion provided in a position close to a distal end of the branch line rather than a folded portion of the branch line and configured to be connected to the bus bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20200022260
    Abstract: A connector-equipped circuit body includes a circuit body configured by a flexible board where a wiring pattern formed of a conductor for electric connection is provided, and a connector connected to the circuit body. At a connection portion of connection between the circuit body and the connector, an auxiliary conductive layer independent of the wiring pattern is provided so as to be multilayered for the wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20200021096
    Abstract: A protector is configured to protect a belt-like flexible board where a wiring pattern is provided. The protector includes a first accommodation portion configured to accommodate the flexible board so as to be slidable in a length direction of the flexible board, a second accommodation portion configured to accommodate the flexible board in a position different from the first accommodation portion in the length direction, and a bendable coupling portion that connects between the first accommodation portion and the second accommodation portion. The coupling portion is structured so that under a condition where the coupling portion is curved, deformation of the flexible board in a direction away from the coupling portion is allowed when the flexible board is slid in the length direction with respect to the first accommodation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Publication number: 20200020919
    Abstract: A circuit body includes: a plurality of conductors, and first and second substrates, wherein the first and second substrates include a battery wiring portion which is routed along each row of an electrodes and one ends of the conductors are respectively connected to bus bars, and a connector connection portion where the other ends of the plurality of conductors are connected to a connector, and parts of the first substrate and the second substrate are overlapped in the connector connection portion, so an arrangement order of the other ends of the conductors corresponds to the potential order of the bus bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Kimitoshi Makino
  • Patent number: 10361543
    Abstract: A water blocking structure of a wire harness and a method for manufacturing the wire harness is provided. The water blocking structure includes a set of wires including a plurality of wires arranged in at least one row and side by side in a direction of a diameter of the wire, and an integrally molded stopper made of a hard resin that is injection-molded at a low-pressure so as to surround a portion of the set of wires in an extending direction of the wires and to have an outer circumferential shape defining portion that conforms to an inner circumferential shape of a wire passage portion into which the set of wires is to be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimitoshi Makino, Tetsuro Saimoto, Akihito Shibuya, Masataka Yamamoto, Kenji Kinezuka, Shinnya Matsuura, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takafumi Mori
  • Patent number: 10153070
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a wire harness includes at least one bundle of an electric wire group in which a plurality of electric wires are linearly arranged, a damming part made of a hard resin material, the damming part which surrounds a part of the electric wire group in an extension direction of the electric wire group and which includes an outer periphery shape part according to a shape of a trapezoidal through hole in an electric wire group insertion part with a divided structure, and a water stop material which prevents water from entering a gap between the electric wire group insertion part and the outer periphery shape part and which is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimitoshi Makino, Tetsuro Saimoto, Akihito Shibuya, Masaaki Sugiyama, Masataka Yamamoto, Kenji Kinezuka, Shinya Matsurra, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takafumi Mori, Takenori Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20170372817
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a wire harness includes at least one bundle of an electric wire group in which a plurality of electric wires are linearly arranged, a damming part made of a hard resin material, the damming part which surrounds a part of the electric wire group in an extension direction of the electric wire group and which includes an outer periphery shape part according to a shape of a trapezoidal through hole in an electric wire group insertion part with a divided structure, and a water stop material which prevents water from entering a gap between the electric wire group insertion part and the outer periphery shape part and which is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimitoshi MAKINO, Tetsuro SAIMOTO, Akihito SHIBUYA, Masaaki SUGIYAMA, Masataka YAMAMOTO, Kenji KINEZUKA, Shinya MATSUURA, Yasuhiro SUZUKI, Takafumi MORI, Takenori TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20170368729
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a wire harness which includes at least one bundle of an electric wire group in which a plurality of electric wires are linearly arranged, and a damming part made of a resin material surrounding a part of the electric wire group in an extending direction of the electric wire group and including an outer periphery shape part according to an inner peripheral shape of an electric wire group insertion part, the manufacturing method includes a mold clamping step of disposing a part of the one bundle of the electric wire group and mold clamping an upper mold and a lower mold and an injection step of performing low pressure injection of a larger amount of molten resin than a volume of a cavity into the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimitoshi MAKINO, Tetsuro SAIMOTO, Akihito SHIBUYA, Naoya KAWASAKI, Masaaki SUGIYAMA, Masataka YAMAMOTO, Kenji KINEZUKA, Shinya MATSUURA, Yasuhiro SUZUKI, Takafumi MORI, Takenori TSUCHIYA
  • Patent number: 9731476
    Abstract: The invention provides a composite metal sheet produced by joining two metal sheets together, comprising: a projection formed by cutting the two metal sheets along a cutting line and pressing an area surrounded by the cutting line and a reference line in the two metal sheets, with the two metal sheets overlapping each other, with the reference line remaining uncut, with the cutting line extending from and communicating with both terminals of the reference line while forming a predetermined shape together with the reference line, and with the projection formed at one portion of the area in response to pressure applied to the area; hole generated by forming the projection in the two metal sheets; and a joint disposed between an outer peripheral cutting face of the projection and an inner peripheral cutting face of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Murakami, Kazuhide Takahashi, Kimitoshi Makino, Yoshihiko Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160307670
    Abstract: A water blocking structure of a wire harness and a method for manufacturing the wire harness is provided. The water blocking structure includes a set of wires including a plurality of wires arranged in at least one row and side by side in a direction of a diameter of the wire, and an integrally molded stopper made of a hard resin that is injection-molded at a low-pressure so as to surround a portion of the set of wires in an extending direction of the wires and to have an outer circumferential shape defining portion that conforms to an inner circumferential shape of a wire passage portion into which the set of wires is to be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Kimitoshi Makino, Tetsuro Saimoto, Akihito Shibuya, Masataka Yamamoto, Kenji Kinezuka, Shinnya Matsuura, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takafumi Mori