Patents by Inventor Kouichi Nagamine

Kouichi Nagamine 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: 20220021083
    Abstract: A connection module includes a FPC and bus bars connected to the FPC and connecting the electrode terminals of power storage elements that are adjacent to each other. The FPC includes a first wiring portion, a second bus bar mount portion, and a third bus bar mount portion to which the bus bars are connected. The FPC further includes a second expandable/contractable portion and a third expandable/contractable portion. The second expandable/contractable portion is continuous from the second bus bar mount portion and allowed to be expanded and contracted in a direction to be closer to and farther away from the first wiring portion and the third bus bar mount portion. The third expandable/contractable portion is continuous from the third bus bar mount portion and allowed to be expanded and contracted in a direction to be closer to and farther away from the second bus bar mount portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Kouichi NAGAMINE, Masayuki UEDA, Yoshifumi UCHITA, Takayuki TSUMAGARI
  • Publication number: 20220013867
    Abstract: A connection module is a module mounted on a power storage element group including power storage elements having electrode terminals and connecting the power storage elements. The connection module includes a FPC including wiring portions and bus bars connected to the wiring portions and connecting the electrode terminals of the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other. The FPC includes a first multi-layered portion including the wiring portions that are overlapped with each other by folding the FPC and includes a second multi-layered portion including the wiring portions that are overlapped with each other by folding the FPC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Kouichi NAGAMINE, Masayuki UEDA, Yoshifumi UCHITA, Takayuki TSUMAGARI
  • Publication number: 20220013868
    Abstract: A connection module includes a FPC, bus bars connected to the FPC and connecting the electrode terminals of power storage elements that are adjacent to each other, and a resin protector holding the bus bars and the FPC. The FPC includes a FPC body member and a first deformable portion that connects the FPC body member and the bus bars. The resin protector includes a FPC holding portion to which the FPC body member is fixed, movable bus bar holding portions to which the bus bars are fixed, respectively, and second deformable portions that connect the FPC holding portion and the movable bus bar holding portions. The first deformable portion and the second deformable portion connect the bus bars and the movable bus bar holding portions to the FPC body member and the FPC holding portion, respectively, such that the bus bars and the movable bus bar holding portions are movable with respect to the FPC body member and the FPC holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Kouichi NAGAMINE, Masayuki UEDA, Yoshifumi UCHITA, Takayuki TSUMAGARI
  • Patent number: 10971874
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes: a lock portion that protrudes from a ceiling wall (wall portion) of a cover and has a locking claw provided on a tip side; a lock receiving portion provided in a case and formed with a locking hole; and a flexible deformation portion which is a portion of a predetermined range in the vicinity of the lock portion on the ceiling wall (wall portion) of the cover and has flexibility higher than a portion outside the predetermined range, and is bent such that the lock portion is tilted so that the locking claw gets over an edge of the locking hole when the locking claw is locked to the locking hole, and after the locking, biases the lock portion in a pulling direction that pulls the locking claw together with the locking hole by a restoring force of bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masamichi Doi, Ryosuke Murata, Kouichi Nagamine
  • Publication number: 20200153186
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes: a lock portion that protrudes from a ceiling wall (wall portion) of a cover and has a locking claw provided on a tip side; a lock receiving portion provided in a case and formed with a locking hole; and a flexible deformation portion which is a portion of a predetermined range in the vicinity of the lock portion on the ceiling wall (wall portion) of the cover and has flexibility higher than a portion outside the predetermined range, and is bent such that the lock portion is tilted so that the locking claw gets over an edge of the locking hole when the locking claw is locked to the locking hole, and after the locking, biases the lock portion in a pulling direction that pulls the locking claw together with the locking hole by a restoring force of bending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masamichi Doi, Ryosuke Murata, Kouichi Nagamine
  • Patent number: 8603666
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus that can achieve preferable holding and fixing of components constituting the power supply apparatus and can preferably prevent a liquid short-circuit and a leakage of current due to condensed water. The power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit having a plurality of power supply elements stacked with each other, an upper case and a lower case which house the power supply unit. The power supply further includes an auxiliary fastening portion which is fixed to the lower case and provides a space S between a lower surface of the power supply unit and the lower case, and fastening portions that are placed on the left and right of the power supply unit when viewed in a direction in which the power supply elements are stacked. The fastening portions fastening the power supply unit to the upper case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kouichi Nagamine, Masahiro Imai
  • Publication number: 20090239136
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus that can achieve preferable holding and fixing of components constituting the power supply apparatus and can preferably prevent a liquid short-circuit and a leakage of current due to condensed water. The power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit having a plurality of power supply elements stacked with each other, an upper case and a lower case which house the power supply unit. The power supply further includes an auxiliary fastening portion which is fixed to the lower case and provides a space S between a lower surface of the power supply unit and the lower case, and fastening portions that are placed on the left and right of the power supply unit when viewed in a direction in which the power supply elements are stacked. The fastening portions fastening the power supply unit to the upper case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouichi Nagamine, Masahiro Imai
  • Patent number: 5074651
    Abstract: An operation microscope includes a tube attached to its support so as to be turned up or down with respect to an operation objective. An eyepiece tube is attached to the tube so as to change its position in a direction with respect to this adjustment. A turning up and down angle detection device detects an angle for the tube. An eyepiece tube drive device changes the rotary angle of the eyepiece tube. A control device uses detection results of the turning up and down angle detection device and, based on the detection results, the eyepiece tube drive device is controlled to return the eyepiece tube to its original position. By this construction, when the tube is in the turning up or down state at a given angle with respect to an operation objective, the angle detection device detects the tube's turning up or down angle and thereby outputs the detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon
    Inventor: Kouichi Nagamine