Patents by Inventor Koutaro Tobino

Koutaro Tobino 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: 20220311176
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a first connector, a second connector and a seal member to be interposed therebetween. The first connector includes a fitting portion having a distal end portion. The second connector includes a fitted portion. A thickness of the fitting portion is reduced at the distal end portion with an inner peripheral surface of the distal end portion being recessed. The fitted portion includes an attachment portion to which the seal member is to be attached and a housing portion. When the first connector and the second connector are fitted to each other, the distal end portion is accommodated in the housing portion, and the seal member performs sealing between the fitting portion and the fitted portion by being sandwiched between the attachment portion and a portion of the fitting portion, the portion being provided further in a second direction than the distal end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhide Ikeya, Koutaro Tobino, Yoshizumi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11437757
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a first housing and a second housing which are mateable, and a lever element to be pivotably supported by the first housing, wherein the lever element includes a plate-shaped lever main body and a sliding element, wherein the lever main body is rotatable between an initial position and a completely rotated position for both housings, wherein the second housing includes a locking portion, wherein the lever main body includes a locked portion which is locked by the locking portion in the completely rotated position, wherein the sliding element is provided so as to be slidable between a protruding position and a pushed-in position, and wherein the sliding element is configured so that in the protruding position, the lever main body is rotated and the locking portion locks the locked portion in order to slide the sliding element from the protruding position to the pushed-in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Imamura, Akihiro Tsuruta, Koutaro Tobino, Kazuhide Ikeya
  • Publication number: 20210320457
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a first housing and a second housing which are mateable, and a lever element to be pivotably supported by the first housing, wherein the lever element includes a plate-shaped lever main body and a sliding element, wherein the lever main body is rotatable between an initial position and a completely rotated position for both housings, wherein the second housing includes a locking portion, wherein the lever main body includes a locked portion which is locked by the locking portion in the completely rotated position, wherein the sliding element is provided so as to be slidable between a protruding position and a pushed-in position, and wherein the sliding element is configured so that in the protruding position, the lever main body is rotated and the locking portion locks the locked portion in order to slide the sliding element from the protruding position to the pushed-in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki IMAMURA, Akihiro Tsuruta, Koutaro Tobino, Kazuhide Ikeya