Patents by Inventor Masaaki SUGURO

Masaaki SUGURO 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: 11323286
    Abstract: A plurality of zones is formed in a communication network on the vehicle, and a communication path in a loop form is formed in each zone by zone trunk lines and a backup line. The backup line is connected by a switch only at the time of disconnection so that the loop is not closed. At the time of disconnection detection, an instruction is automatically given to rewrite content of routing maps on zone ECUs and a central gateway. Since each node preferentially selects a communication path that bypasses a disconnection portion from the start of communication by rewriting the content of the routing maps, it is possible to avoid an increase in communication delay. An inter-zone backup line connecting a plurality of zones is provided to enable the use of a new path across the plurality of zones at the time of disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Masashi Tsukamoto, Junki Ema, Masaaki Suguro
  • Publication number: 20210258204
    Abstract: Switching hubs such as relay devices capable of path control are arranged at a plurality of branch positions respectively on a wire harness including a trunk line of a communication line. Each of the relay devices includes a failure detection part, a routing map, and a path control part. The trunk line of the communication line is formed to make it possible to use a plurality of types of paths selectively. When the failure detection part in any relay device detects a failure, an instruction of path change is given to another relay device therefrom. When any relay device receives an instruction of path change from another relay device, the routing maps in the relay device receiving the instruction are switched according to a failure occurrence portion. A VLAN is constructed on an Ethernet communication network, and logical assignment of the VLAN is controlled by a central gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Masashi Tsukamoto, Junki Ema, Masaaki Suguro
  • Publication number: 20210258188
    Abstract: A communication path in a loop form is formed by trunk lines and a redundant communication path, which is formed by a switch and a backup line. In order to be applied to a bus-type communication network such as a CAN, the switch is normally off, and the backup line is disconnected from a path in a steady state. A disconnection detection unit is provided at each of joint connectors. When any disconnection detection unit detects disconnection, the switch is closed to enable use of the redundant path. Further, content of a routing map of a central gateway is automatically rewritten to preferentially select the redundant path that is not disconnected, and thus the path is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Masashi Tsukamoto, Junki Ema, Masaaki Suguro
  • Publication number: 20210258189
    Abstract: A plurality of zones is formed in a communication network on the vehicle, and a communication path in a loop form is formed in each zone by zone trunk lines and a backup line. The backup line is connected by a switch only at the time of disconnection so that the loop is not closed. At the time of disconnection detection, an instruction is automatically given to rewrite content of routing maps on zone ECUs and a central gateway. Since each node preferentially selects a communication path that bypasses a disconnection portion from the start of communication by rewriting the content of the routing maps, it is possible to avoid an increase in communication delay. An inter-zone backup line connecting a plurality of zones is provided to enable the use of a new path across the plurality of zones at the time of disconnection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Masashi Tsukamoto, Junki Ema, Masaaki Suguro
  • Patent number: 10242768
    Abstract: A wire harness exterior member includes a flexible tube portion, an inflexible tube portion, and a post-attached part attached to a boundary between the flexible tube portion and the inflexible tube portion. The post-attached part is attached such that at least a portion of an attaching surface of a rigid attaching portion overlaps the flexible tube portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9972418
    Abstract: An exterior member has an exterior member body having a base color, and an identification mark having an identification color different from the base color. The identification mark includes at least one of a plurality of line marks provided parallel to each other, and a line mark provided continuously and spirally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9947439
    Abstract: A wire harness includes at least one conductive path, and an exterior member that accommodates and protects the conductive path. The exterior member is a molded resin component made of a resin material which has a black color or a dark color close to the black color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9873391
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a conductive path. The conductive path includes a conductor and a sheath that covers the conductor. The sheath includes a first sheath part arranged correspondingly to a route restriction section where route restriction is required and a second sheath part arranged correspondingly to a different section other than the route restriction section. The first sheath part is formed thicker than the second sheath part, and the first sheath part has rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Suguro, Hideomi Adachi, Tatsuya Oga
  • Patent number: 9868407
    Abstract: A wire harness has at least one electrically conducting path and an exterior member accommodating the electrically conducting path to protect the electrically conducting path. The exterior member has a heat reflecting portion provided at at least a portion of an outer surface of the exterior member to reflect external heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9840211
    Abstract: A wire harness includes an electrical pathway and a pipe like exterior member that covers the electrical pathway. The exterior member includes a low rigidity portion which is flexible and a high rigidity portion which is unflexible and has a rigidity higher than the low rigidity portion, and the low rigidity portion and the high rigidity portion are successively arranged in an extending direction of the electrical pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogue, Hideomi Adachi, Shinichi Inao, Tatsuya Oga, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Masaaki Suguro
  • Patent number: 9805842
    Abstract: A conductive path (1) used in a wire harness includes a conductor (2) and an insulator (3). The conductive path (1) includes parts corresponding to route restriction sections (A, B) where route restriction is required, and parts corresponding to sections other than the route restriction sections (A, B), that is, different sections (C, D, E). The insulator (3) includes an extrusion-molded insulator main body (4) and multiple thick parts (6) post-attached to an outer surface (5) of the insulator main body (4). The thick parts (6) are disposed and formed at positions corresponding to the route restriction sections (A, B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Suguro, Hideomi Adachi, Tatsuya Oga
  • Patent number: 9787069
    Abstract: A structure for mounting a retrofit part to a cladding member may be used to prevent the retrofit part from causing a turn or positional displacement. For example, a clamp structure may include a clamp base and a clamp cover continuous to the clamp base by a hinge. The clamp may further include projections such as spike-shaped portions. The spike-shaped portions are formed and placed on both a mount surface of the clamp base and a mount surface of the clamp cover. The spike-shaped portions may prevent the clamp from causing a turn or positional displacement, and may be each protrusively formed substantially into a pyramid shape with a pointed end. The spike-shaped portions are formed to bite into an exterior surface of a cladding member and that resists external force, such as vibrations, when the clamp is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Eiichi Tohyama, Tatsuya Oga, Shinichi Inao, Masaaki Suguro
  • Patent number: 9735556
    Abstract: An exterior member has a straight tube body to be arranged at a vehicle underfloor portion of a vehicle and at least one rigidity adding portion to add rigidity to the straight tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Tatsuya Oga, Takeshi Ogue, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9734935
    Abstract: A wire harness comprises one or a plurality of electrically conductive paths, a tubular body into which the one or plurality of electrically conductive paths are to be inserted, and a protector to be engaged with a terminal of the tubular body, wherein the protector has a terminal engagement section to be engaged with the terminal of the tubular body, and a roll prevention portion which serves as an area that is mounted on a predetermined mounting surface without rolling, is formed in the terminal engagement section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Eiichi Tohyama, Tatsuya Oga, Shinichi Inao, Masaaki Suguro
  • Patent number: 9672960
    Abstract: An exterior member which covers the circumference of an electric wire, which is wired between electrical components, along the electric wire, and is supported by a supporting body while one side in a circumferential direction is exposed, includes an exterior member body that is formed into a long cylindrical shape and which has a predetermined background color, and an identifying mark that is provided on the outer surface of the exterior member body and which has another predetermined color different from the background color. The exterior member body is formed with at least one bent part which is bent at a middle position in a longitudinal direction, and the identifying mark is provided to face the one side while the exterior member is supported by the supporting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9640957
    Abstract: The wire harness exterior member is a tube-shaped wire harness exterior member which houses and protects at least one conductive path. The wire harness exterior member is formed by connecting metal pipes made of different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9616826
    Abstract: Tubes are connected to each other by a tube connecting part such that a distance between respective ends of the tubes is an optional distance or such that the ends of the tubes abut each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9522639
    Abstract: A wire harness is bent or folded at a position of a flexible part and then set to a packed state by a packing member, and in the packed state, a first installation part is set to a state of being able to be installed in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Syuhei Ejima, Kazuya Harakawa
  • Patent number: 9490051
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a wire harness including a core inserting step of forming a widely open braided mesh portion by widening a braided mesh of a braid before crimping is performed, and of inserting a core into an end from the outside of the braid via the widely open braided mesh portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20160276064
    Abstract: A conductive path (1) used in a wire harness includes a conductor (2) and an insulator (3). The conductive path (1) includes parts corresponding to route restriction sections (A, B) where route restriction is required, and parts corresponding to sections other than the route restriction sections (A, B), that is, different sections (C, D, E). The insulator (3) includes an extrusion-molded insulator main body (4) and multiple thick parts (6) post-attached to an outer surface (5) of the insulator main body (4). The thick parts (6) are disposed and formed at positions corresponding to the route restriction sections (A, B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Masaaki Suguro, Hideomi Adachi, Tatsuya Oga