Patents by Inventor Larry Hayashigawa

Larry Hayashigawa 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: 10348103
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Patent number: 10308490
    Abstract: Methods of and apparatus for removing heat generated by cells of a battery pack. The methods and apparatus may employ one or more fan modules disposed between or next to cells of the battery pack, or one or more fans directly mounted to the battery pack or battery pack case housing the cells. Further, a motor controller isolation system operates to electrically isolate the motor controller of the electric vehicle when the battery pack is being charged. The motor controller isolation system may be integrated with the integrated battery pack and thermal and ventilation system. The integrated system, or “integrated battery unit (IBU),” is preferably manufactured in a manner that requires no, modifications to the electric vehicle in which the IBU is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: WEBASTO CHARGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Blake E. Dickinson, Larry Hayashigawa
  • Publication number: 20180194242
    Abstract: A method of charging an electric vehicle (EV) includes receiving a user's authentication code in an electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) from a user's mobile device, comparing in the EVSE the user's authentication code to a whitelist having a plurality of authorized user authentication codes, and enabling an electric vehicle (EV) charging transaction serviced by the EVSE in response to the comparing of the user's authentication code to the whitelist so that a user's authentication code is authenticated to enable the EV charging transaction without concurrent access to an EVSE-related remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Ryan Shumaker, Lovlesh Tandon, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Robert Salazar, JR., Larry Hayashigawa
  • Publication number: 20180175554
    Abstract: An electric vehicle (“EV”) charger plug adapter apparatus includes an adapter housing, a socket extending into a first side of the adapter housing, the socket configuration defined by a first technical standard for use with at least one of a first current or voltage rating, a plug extending from a second side of the adapter housing, the plug configuration defined by a second technical standard for use with at least one of a second current or voltage rating, and a key extending from the first side of the adapter housing, wherein the key prevents seating of a second plug into the socket if the second plug does not have a complementary key socket to fit the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Herman Joseph STEINBUCHEL, IV, Larry HAYASHIGAWA, Ronald Lee NORTON, David Paul SODEN, Thomas Michael ZEVIN, Albert Joseph FLACK
  • Patent number: 9914364
    Abstract: A method of charging an electric vehicle (EV) includes receiving a user's authentication code in an electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) from a user's mobile device, comparing in the EVSE the user's authentication code to a whitelist having a plurality of authorized user authentication codes, and enabling an electric vehicle (EV) charging transaction serviced by the EVSE in response to the comparing of the user's authentication code to the whitelist so that a user's authentication code is authenticated to enable the EV charging transaction without concurrent access to an EVSE-related remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Ryan Shumaker, Lovlesh Tandon, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Robert Salazar, Jr., Larry Hayashigawa
  • Patent number: 9882313
    Abstract: An electric vehicle (“EV”) charger plug adapter apparatus includes an adapter housing, a socket extending into a first side of the adapter housing, the socket configuration defined by a first technical standard for use with at least one of a first current or voltage rating, a plug extending from a second side of the adapter housing, the plug configuration defined by a second technical standard for use with at least one of a second current or voltage rating, and a key extending from the first side of the adapter housing, wherein the key prevents seating of a second plug into the socket if the second plug does not have a complementary key socket to fit the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Ronald Lee Norton, David Paul Soden, Thomas Michael Zevin, Albert Joseph Flack
  • Publication number: 20170158475
    Abstract: Methods of and apparatus for removing heat generated by cells of a battery pack. The methods and apparatus may employ one or more fan modules disposed between or next to cells of the battery pack, or one or more fans directly mounted to the battery pack or battery pack case housing the cells. Further, a motor controller isolation system operates to electrically isolate the motor controller of the electric vehicle when the battery pack is being charged. The motor controller isolation system may be integrated with the integrated battery pack and thermal and ventilation system. The integrated system, or “integrated battery unit (IBU),” is preferably manufactured in a manner that requires no, modifications to the electric vehicle in which the IBU is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Blake E. DICKINSON, Larry HAYASHIGAWA
  • Patent number: 9597976
    Abstract: Methods of and apparatus for removing heat generated by cells of a battery pack. The methods and apparatus may employ one or more fan modules disposed between or next to cells of the battery pack, or one or more fans directly mounted to the battery pack or battery pack case housing the cells. Further, a motor controller isolation system operates to electrically isolate the motor controller of the electric vehicle when the battery pack is being charged. The motor controller isolation system may be integrated with the integrated battery pack and thermal and ventilation system. The integrated system, or “integrated battery unit (IBU),” is preferably manufactured in a manner that requires no, modifications to the electric vehicle in which the IBU is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Blake E. Dickinson, Larry Hayashigawa
  • Publication number: 20170066341
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Patent number: 9533599
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Publication number: 20160347191
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) kit or system includes a docking connector having a docking head engagable with the charging port of an electric vehicle and a barrel or handle fixed to the docking head and having a barrel electrical connector. An EVSE controller is embedded within the docking connector. An electric power cable has a first connector for engaging the barrel electrical connector and a second connector at an opposite end of the cable for connection to an electrical utility receptacle. The embedded EVSE controller enables the docking connector to function as an EVSE unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry HAYASHIGAWA, Albert Joseph FLACK, Herman Joseph STEINBUCHEL, IV, David Paul SODEN, Scott BERMAN, Ronald Lee NORTON, Thomas Michael ZEVIN, Michael BISSONETTE
  • Patent number: 9496750
    Abstract: A charging system detachably drawing from a power source comprising: (a) an electrical output configuration; (b) an electrical input configuration; and (c) an energy store configuration; and methods of provisioning the energy store, the charging system, and electric vehicle charger devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Larry Hayashigawa, Tim Conver, Tyler MacCready, Thomas Zambrano, Kent Steven West
  • Publication number: 20160229305
    Abstract: A method of charging an electric vehicle (EV) includes receiving a user's authentication code in an electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) from a user's mobile device, comparing in the EVSE the user's authentication code to a whitelist having a plurality of authorized user authentication codes, and enabling an electric vehicle (EV) charging transaction serviced by the EVSE in response to the comparing of the user's authentication code to the whitelist so that a user's authentication code is authenticated to enable the EV charging transaction without concurrent access to an EVSE-related remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Ryan Shumaker, Lovlesh Tandon, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Robert Salazar, JR., Larry Hayashigawa
  • Publication number: 20160190744
    Abstract: An electric vehicle (“EV”) charger plug adapter apparatus includes an adapter housing, a socket extending into a first side of the adapter housing, the socket configuration defined by a first technical standard for use with at least one of a first current or voltage rating, a plug extending from a second side of the adapter housing, the plug configuration defined by a second technical standard for use with at least one of a second current or voltage rating, and a key extending from the first side of the adapter housing, wherein the key prevents seating of a second plug into the socket if the second plug does not have a complementary key socket to fit the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Herman Joseph STEINBUCHEL IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Ronald Lee Norton, David Paul Soden, Thomas Michael Zevin, Albert Joseph Flack
  • Patent number: 9365124
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) kit is provided consisting of an EVSE cord and an interface tool providing external access to a serial port through the control pilot conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Patent number: 9308825
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) kit or system includes a docking connector having a docking head engagable with the charging port of an electric vehicle and a barrel or handle fixed to the docking head and having a barrel electrical connector. An EVSE controller is embedded within the docking connector. An electric power cable has a first connector for engaging the barrel electrical connector and a second connector at an opposite end of the cable for connection to an electrical utility receptacle. The embedded EVSE controller enables the docking connector to function as an EVSE unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Hayashigawa, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, David Paul Soden, Scott Berman, Ronald Lee Norton, Michael Thomas Zevin, Michael Bissonette
  • Publication number: 20160031335
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Publication number: 20150367742
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) kit is provided consisting of an EVSE cord and an interface tool providing external access to a serial port through the control pilot conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Patent number: 9156362
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Publication number: 20150115890
    Abstract: Methods of and apparatus for removing heat generated by cells of a battery pack. The methods and apparatus may employ one or more fan modules disposed between or next to cells of the battery pack, or one or more fans directly mounted to the battery pack or battery pack case housing the cells. Further, a motor controller isolation system operates to electrically isolate the motor controller of the electric vehicle when the battery pack is being charged. The motor controller isolation system may be integrated with the integrated battery pack and thermal and ventilation system. The integrated system, or “integrated battery unit (IBU),” is preferably manufactured in a manner that requires no, modifications to the electric vehicle in which the IBU is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Blake E. Dickinson, Larry Hayashigawa