Patents by Inventor Makoto Higashikozono

Makoto Higashikozono 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: 10998588
    Abstract: A power storage module includes a cooling member that has a coolant and a sealing body hermetically sealing the coolant; a power storage element that is stacked on the cooling members; and a heat transfer plate that is stacked on the power storage elements with the cooling members therebetween. The sealing body is configured to form a bulging portion deformed by evaporation of the coolant in a region not overlapping the power storage element. The heat transfer plate has a folded portion with which the bulging portion is configured to abut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Akihisa Hosoe, Yoshiyuki Hirose, Akihiro Nagafuchi, Tomoharu Takeyama, Eiichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210118590
    Abstract: A wire harness includes: an electrical wire including a core wire and an insulating covering for covering the core wire; and a sheet material in which the electrical wire is disposed on a resin main surface, and a part of the main surface having contact with the electrical wire is thermally processed with the insulating covering of the electrical wire, thereby forming an electrical wire fixing part. A part of the sheet material including the electrical wire fixing part is softer than the insulating covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Yasuyuki OTSUKA, Satoshi MURAO, Toyoki FURUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10985415
    Abstract: A power storage module includes: a power storage element; a cooling member that is stacked on the power storage element and has a sealing body hermetically sealing a coolant and an absorption member disposed in the sealing body to absorb the coolant; and a heat transfer plate that is stacked on the power storage element with the cooling member sandwiched therebetween. The heat transfer plate is provided with protrusion portions that protrude to the cooling member side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Akihisa Hosoe, Yoshiyuki Hirose, Akihiro Nagafuchi, Tomoharu Takeyama, Eiichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10985414
    Abstract: A power storage module includes: a plurality of power storage elements; a plurality of cooling members each of which has a coolant and a sealing body hermetically sealing the coolant, is stacked on the power storage element, and is configured to form a bulging portion by deformation of the sealing body caused by evaporation of the coolant at an extension portion extending in a region not overlapping the power storage element; and a heat transfer member that has a spacer portion disposed between the adjacent extension portions of the plurality of cooling members and configured to abut with the bulging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Akihisa Hosoe, Yoshiyuki Hirose, Akihiro Nagafuchi, Tomoharu Takeyama, Eiichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10973137
    Abstract: An ECU 1 includes a circuit board 10, a connector 20 fixed to the circuit board 10 and a resin portion 50 covering the circuit board 10 and the connector 20. The connector 20 includes a housing body 22 and a cut-off receiving portion 27 projecting from the housing body 22. The cut-off receiving portion 27 includes a flange portion 28 projecting outward from the housing body 22 and a flexible wall 29 extending from the flange portion 28 and inclined to be closer to the housing body 22 toward a tip, and a part of the flexible wall 29 is embedded in the resin portion 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hirokazu Komori, Naomichi Kawashima, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Masanori Moriyasu
  • Publication number: 20210098976
    Abstract: A wiring member integrated door resin component includes a built-in component (for example, a door resin component) and a wiring member. The built-in component is a component having a wiring member housing groove in one main surface and incorporated into a box-like member to partition an inner side and outer side of the box-like member. The wiring member is held by the built-in component in a state where at least a part thereof in an extension direction is housed in the wiring member housing groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji YAMAGUCHI, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Housei MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 10957465
    Abstract: The wire harness includes a sheathing member that is formed in a sheet shape, at least one electric wire that is arranged on a first principal surface side of the sheathing member, and a sewing thread that sews the electric wire to the sheathing member. A partial region of the sheathing member that is arranged along an extension direction of the electric wire is in a flat state, while another at least partial region of the sheathing member that is arranged along the extension direction of the electric wire is curved in a direction intersecting with the extension direction of the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Hidetoshi Ishida, Masakuni Kasugai
  • Publication number: 20210083418
    Abstract: A connector holding structure is provided with a plurality of connectors to be connected to a plurality of mating connectors arranged in an arrangement direction, a plurality of wires drawn out from the plurality of connectors, and a connector holding member including a plurality of connector mounting portions for respectively holding the plurality of connectors, the connector holding member collectively holding the plurality of connectors. The connector holding member includes a deflectable and deformable flexible portion between adjacent ones of the plurality of connector mounting portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kosuke Sone, Kaho Hayashi, Tetsuji Tanaka, Makoto Higashikozono, Keishi Kitamura, Yasuto Takeda, Takahiro Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20210031660
    Abstract: An armrest includes a cable to be connected to a seat-side cable arranged on a seat, and a body member that is mountable on the seat and includes a routing section therein in which the cable is arranged. The cable includes an arranged portion that is arranged in the routing section and a connecting operation section that extends outside the routing section when being connected to the seat-side cable. The connecting operation section is arranged in the routing section when the body member is mounted on the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takahiko ENDO, Keiji MAKINO, Jun JIN, Takemasa OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210030157
    Abstract: An armrest according to the technology described herein includes a bracket, an armrest body, a device connecting port, an armrest-side connector, and a cable. The bracket is fixed to a seat frame. The armrest body is attached to the bracket to be rotatable. The device connecting port is exposed through an outer surface of the armrest body. The armrest-side connector is fixed to the seat frame at a position different from the bracket. The cable includes an end connected to the device connecting port and an end connected to an armrest-side connector. The armrest body includes a cable retaining portion through which the cable is passed and in which the cable is retained. Any one of the bracket and the armrest body includes a hole (an elongated hole) that allows movement of the cable along with rotation of the armrest body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, TOKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kaho HAYASHI, Hideki OSHIMA, Takahiko ENDO, Keiji MAKINO, Jun JIN, Takemasa OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210036445
    Abstract: Power trunk conductors 30 of a trunk cable 12 and power branch conductors 37 of a branch cable 13 are electrically connected to each other by a first trunk-side bus bar 56, fuses, and a first branch-side bus bar 60. Signal trunk conductors 31 of the trunk cable 12 and signal branch conductors 38 of the branch cable 13 are electrically connected to each other by the relay bus bars 64.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kazuyoshi OHARA, Hisashi SAWADA
  • Patent number: 10910156
    Abstract: A power storage module includes: a power storage element; a cooling member that has a coolant and a sealing body hermetically sealing the coolant, is stacked on the power storage element, and is configured to form a bulging portion by deformation of the sealing body caused by evaporation of the coolant in a region not overlapping the power storage element; a heat transfer plate that is stacked on the power storage element with the cooling member sandwiched therebetween; and an elastic member that abuts with the heat transfer plate and the bulging portion and is elastically deformable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES. LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Akihisa Hosoe, Yoshiyuki Hirose, Akihiro Nagafuchi, Tomoharu Takeyama, Eiichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210027916
    Abstract: A wire harness includes: an electrical wire including a core wire and an insulating covering for covering the core wire; and a sheet material in which the electrical wire is disposed on a resin main surface, and a part of the main surface having contact with the electrical wire is welded to the insulating covering of the electrical wire, thereby forming an electrical wire fixing part. A thickness dimension of a first covering part in the insulating covering on a side of the electrical wire fixing part in relation to the core wire is formed smaller than a thickness dimension of a second covering part located on an opposite side of the core wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring System, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Daichi FUKUSHIMA, Miyu ARAMAKI
  • Patent number: 10867721
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a functional exterior component shaped into a sheet and an electric wire disposed to overlap with the functional exterior component in at least a part of a region along a longitudinal direction. At least a part of an overlap between the insulating covering of the electric wire and the functional exterior component is welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ishida, Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Toru Tanji
  • Publication number: 20200388890
    Abstract: A coolant includes a refrigerant, a porous plate-shaped heat insulator, and an enclosure in which the refrigerant and the heat insulator are enclosed in a sealed state, and the heat insulator has a thermal conductivity per unit area of 300 W/(K·m2) or less and a thickness equal to or greater than 0.5 mm and equal to or less than 10.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koma NUMATA, Masatoshi MAJIMA, Kazuki OKUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Tetsuji TANAKA, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Junichi ONO
  • Publication number: 20200386487
    Abstract: A heat transfer device includes a bag and a working fluid. The bag includes a first sheet and a second sheet with edges that are sealed together. The working fluid is enclosed in the bag. The working fluid changes a phase thereof between gas and liquid. The bag includes a vaporizing portion in which the liquid-phase working fluid is vaporized and a condensing portion in which the gas-phase working fluid is condensed. The bag includes a two-phase flow channel in which liquid-gas two-phase slug flow including the liquid-phase working fluid and the gas-phase working fluid occurs from the vaporizing portion to the condensing portion. The two-phase flow channel is provided in an internal space of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki KUBOKI, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Hiroomi HIRAMITSU, Akihisa HOSOE, Yoshiyuki HIROSE, Akihiro NAGAFUCHI, Tomoharu TAKEYAMA, Eiichi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200353880
    Abstract: To provide a technique for enabling a single exterior member to be easily used for both a region of a wire harness that is disposed in a flat state and a region thereof that is disposed in a bent state. The wire harness includes an exterior member formed in a sheet shape, and a wire disposed overlapping the exterior member in at least a partial region extending along an extension direction of the wire. At least a part of a portion where an insulating covering of the wire and the exterior member overlap is welded. A partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is in a flat state, and at least another partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is rolled up in a direction intersecting the extension direction of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Hidetoshi ISHIDA, Masakuni KASUGAI
  • Publication number: 20200328008
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a functional exterior component, at least one electric wire, and at least one thread. The functional exterior component is shaped into a sheet. The electric wire is disposed on one main surface of the functional exterior component. With the thread the electric wire is sewn on the functional exterior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Tooru TANJI, Junichi SHIRAKAWA, Koichiro GOTO
  • Publication number: 20200307475
    Abstract: A routing structure for routing an electric wire to a vehicle seat includes: a first cushion portion attached to the vehicle seat; and the electric wire fixed to the first cushion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Housei MIZUNO, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kaho HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200295419
    Abstract: A cooling member includes an enclosing member including sheet members that are connected in a liquid tight manner, refrigerant enclosed in the enclosing member, and a medium where the refrigerant moves within the enclosing member. The medium includes an evaporation section where the refrigerant is evaporated and turned into gas, the enclosing member includes a condensation section in which the refrigerant that is in a gaseous state is condensed and turned into liquid. The medium includes acceleration means that accelerates movement of the refrigerant that is in a liquid state to the evaporation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki KUBOKI, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Akihisa HOSOE, Yoshiyuki HIROSE, Tomoharu TAKEYAMA, Eiichi KOBAYASHI