Patents by Inventor Masahide Tsuru

Masahide Tsuru 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: 10389073
    Abstract: A branch connector for vehicle wire harnesses is connected to an inverter that is connected to a battery and configured to distribute electric power. The branch connector for vehicle wire harnesses is integrally connected to a first device, which is one of a plurality of devices and is positioned upstream closer to the inverter, and is electrically connected to a second device, which is one of the plurality of devices and is positioned downstream, via a harness. The branch connector for vehicle wire harnesses can distribute electric power from the inverter to each of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Kawakami, Shinji Oshita, Hideomi Adachi, Masahide Tsuru
  • Patent number: 10369941
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a first conductor path having a high priority in protection, a second conductor path having a priority in protection which is lower than that of the first conductor path, and an external member having a tubular shape and accommodating the first conductor path and the second conductor path altogether so as to protect them. The external member has a form in which the first conductor path is positioned farther away from a road surface than the second conductor path within a predetermined range in a longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Masahide Tsuru, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Kenta Yanazawa, Toshihiro Nagashima, Tetsuo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190181600
    Abstract: A branch connector for vehicle wire harnesses is connected to an inverter that is connected to a battery and configured to distribute electric power. The branch connector for vehicle wire harnesses is integrally connected to a first device, which is one of a plurality of devices and is positioned upstream closer to the inverter, and is electrically connected to a second device, which is one of the plurality of devices and is positioned downstream, via a harness. The branch connector for vehicle wire harnesses can distribute electric power from the inverter to each of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki KAWAKAMI, Shinji OSHITA, Hideomi ADACHI, Masahide TSURU
  • Patent number: 10283237
    Abstract: In a water cut-off structure including: a shield electric wire having a braid covering signal lines; an exterior member through which the shield electric wire is inserted; and a grommet that is arranged at an opening of an attachment member, partitions one side and the other side of the attachment member, and has an insertion portion through which the shield electric wire is inserted, an exposed portion where the braid is exposed to the outside is arranged between the insertion portion and the exterior member and is provided with resin that is formed integrally with the exterior member and the insertion portion and is poured into a space between the signal lines in the braid, a space between the braid and the signal lines, a space in the braid, a space between the braid and the exterior member, and a space between the braid and the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Yamada, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Masahide Tsuru, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Kenta Yanazawa, Toshihiro Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20190131783
    Abstract: Provided is a grommet having: a main body, which is arranged in close contact with an opening of n attachment member, through which a shield electric wire having an electric wire covered with a braid is inserted, and which includes an elastically deformable electrically conductive material; a pair of shield terminals that are arranged respectively on one side and the other side of the attachment member, are connected with end portions of the braid, are assembled with the main body, and include an electrically conductive material; and an insertion portion, which is formed of a member continuous with the main body, through which the electric wire exposed from the braid is inserted, and which comes into close contact with the outer circumference of the electric wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta YANAZAWA, Hideomi ADACHI, Masahide TSURU, Hiroyuki YOSHIDA, Toshihiro NAGASHIMA, Takeshi OGUE, Tetsuo YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190115122
    Abstract: In a water cut-off structure including: a shield electric wire having a braid covering signal lines; an exterior member through which the shield electric wire is inserted; and a grommet that is arranged at an opening of an attachment member, partitions one side and the other side of the attachment member, and has an insertion portion through which the shield electric wire is inserted, an exposed portion where the braid is exposed to the outside is arranged between the insertion portion and the exterior member and is provided with resin that is formed integrally with the exterior member and the insertion portion and is poured into a space between the signal lines in the braid, a space between the braid and the signal lines, a space in the braid, a space between the braid and the exterior member, and a space between the braid and the insertion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo YAMADA, Hideomi ADACHI, Takeshi OGUE, Masahide TSURU, Hiroyuki YOSHIDA, Kenta YANAZAWA, Toshihiro NAGASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190115121
    Abstract: A waterproofing structure for shielded cable includes: a shielded cable including one or more cables and a braided wire serving as a shielding member and covering the cables; a grommet serving as a waterproofing member and covering a waterproofed portion on the braided wire; and a heat shrinkable tube including an adhesive disposed to cover the waterproofed portion of the braided wire 13. The adhesive pushed into the braided wire by heat shrinkage of the heat shrinkable tube fills a gap between a plurality of strands of the braided wire in an entire region of the waterproofed portion and a gap between the cable and the braided wire. A space between an outer circumferential surface of the heat shrinkable tube and a part of an inner circumferential surface of the waterproofing member is blocked without any gap in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi OGUE, Hideomi ADACHI, Masahide TSURU, Hiroyuki YOSHIDA, Kenta YANAZAWA, Toshihiro NAGASHIMA, Tetsuo YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190115120
    Abstract: A waterproofing structure for shielded cable includes: a shielded cable including one or more cables and a braided wire serving as a shielding member and covering the cables; and a grommet serving as a waterproofing member covering a waterproofed portion of the braided wire. Thermoplastic resins serving as waterproofing fillers are respectively disposed on an inner side and an outer side of the waterproofed portion of the braided wire. The gaps between the plurality of strands of the braided wire and the gap between the braided wire and the small-diameter cylindrical portion of the grommet are filled with the thermoplastic resin melted by heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi OGUE, Hideomi ADACHI, Masahide TSURU, Hiroyuki YOSHIDA, Kenta YANAZAWA, Toshihiro NAGASHIMA, Tetsuo YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10236096
    Abstract: A wire harness including one or more electrically conductive paths and a resin molded product having a tubular shape which accommodates and protects the one or more electrically conductive paths. The resin molded product includes a first part having clearances along a circumferential direction between an inner surface of the resin molded product and outer surfaces of the one or more electrically conductive paths and a second part having substantially no clearance between the inner surface of the resin molded product and an outer surface of one of the one or more electrically conductive paths in an area along the circumferential directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Masahide Tsuru, Kenta Yanazawa, Toshihiro Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10163544
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a conductive path including a braided part and a sheath member accommodating the conductive path so as to protect the conductive path. The braided part is provided as an outermost layer of the conductive path. The braided part includes a cushion part having elasticity in a radial direction of the conductive path and projecting outward in the radial direction toward the sheath member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Nagashima, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Masahide Tsuru, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Kenta Yanazawa
  • Publication number: 20180233893
    Abstract: A structure of an inter-conducting path connecting portion which is a connecting site of one and the other cut conducting paths which are in a cut state and in an adjacent state is provided. The structure includes an inter-connecting end connecting portion in which connecting ends of conductors of the one and the other cut conducting paths are connected to each other, a conductor exposed portion in which outer circumferences of the conductors are exposed on both sides of the inter-connecting end connecting portion, an insulating waterproof treatment portion for performing treatment directly on the conductor exposed portion such that the conductor exposed portion comes into an insulating state and a waterproof state, and a shield processing part that covers the entire insulating waterproof treatment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Masahide Tsuru, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Toshihiro Nagashima, Tetsuo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20180162297
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a first conductor path having a high priority in protection, a second conductor path having a priority in protection which is lower than that of the first conductor path, and an external member having a tubular shape and accommodating the first conductor path and the second conductor path altogether so as to protect them. The external member has a form in which the first conductor path is positioned farther away from a road surface than the second conductor path within a predetermined range in a longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Masahide Tsuru, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Kenta Yanazawa, Toshihiro Nagashima, Tetsuo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20180151269
    Abstract: A wire harness including one or more electrically conductive paths and a resin molded product having a tubular shape which accommodates and protects the one or more electrically conductive paths. The resin molded product includes a first part having clearances along a circumferential direction between an inner surface of the resin molded product and outer surfaces of the one or more electrically conductive paths and a second part having substantially no clearance between the inner surface of the resin molded product and an outer surface of one of the one or more electrically conductive paths in an area along the circumferential directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Masahide Tsuru, Kenta Yanazawa, Toshihiro Nagashima
  • Patent number: 9943001
    Abstract: Provided is a switch box comprising: a first circuit board; a pair of bus bars provided to the first circuit board; and a first switch portion that is provided to the first circuit board and that opens and closes a circuit between the bus bars. A second circuit board can be attached to and detached from the first circuit board, and the second circuit board comprises: one bus bar; and a second switch portion that opens and closes a circuit between the one bus bar and the bus bar of the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Koji Ikegaya, Takuya Nakagawa, Masahide Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20180001849
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a conductive path for electrically connecting devices to each other and a function enhancement part, in which one or multiple locations of an intermediate portion of the conductive path are disconnected, and disconnected portions of the conductive path are electrically connected to each other to enhance a function. The function enhancement part, in a state before the function is enhanced, is formed in a structure part in which a male connector provided on one end of a disconnected position of the conductive path and a female connector provided on the other end of the disconnected positions of the conductive path are connected together. The function enhancement part, in a state that the function is enhanced, is formed in a structure part in which one or multiple function enhancement part main bodies are arranged between the male connector and the female connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiro ABE, Hideomi ADACHI, Masahide TSURU, Takeshi OGUE, Hiroyuki YOSHIDA, Kenta YANAZAWA, Toshihiro NAGASHIMA, Tetsuo YAMADA, Youji INAGAWA, Shigeru TANAKA, Takayoshi HIRAKAWA, Yasuhiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170352449
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a conductive path including a braided part and a sheath member accommodating the conductive path so as to protect the conductive path. The braided part is provided as an outermost layer of the conductive path. The braided part includes a cushion part having elasticity in a radial direction of the conductive path and projecting outward in the radial direction toward the sheath member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro NAGASHIMA, Hideomi ADACHI, Takeshi OGUE, Masahide TSURU, Hiroyuki YOSHIDA, Kenta YANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20170105306
    Abstract: Provided is a switch box comprising: a first circuit board; a pair of bus bars provided to the first circuit board; and a first switch portion that is provided to the first circuit board and that opens and closes a circuit between the bus bars. A second circuit board can be attached to and detached from the first circuit board, and the second circuit board comprises: one bus bar; and a second switch portion that opens and closes a circuit between the one bus bar and the bus bar of the first circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Koji Ikegaya, Takuya Nakagawa, Masahide Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20160365562
    Abstract: A wiring module that is used in a battery assembly in which a columnar positive electrode and a columnar negative electrode of a plurality of batteries formed in a thin-type rectangular parallelepiped shape are arranged alternately. The wiring module includes a terminal pattern on a surface of an insulating resin substrate connected to the columnar positive electrode and the columnar negative electrode; a voltage detection wiring pattern on the surface connected to the terminal pattern; a fuse pattern on the surface interposed in the voltage detection wiring pattern; and an insulating resin layer that covers a peripheral portion of the terminal pattern, the voltage detection wiring pattern, and the fuse pattern are covered with the insulating resin layer A pair of through-holes, into which the columnar positive electrode and the columnar negative electrode are inserted, is formed in the terminal pattern and the insulating resin substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuto Sugiyama, Masahide Tsuru
  • Patent number: 8544147
    Abstract: A grommet includes two semicircular closing plate sections that protrude from inner peripheries of a larger diameter end of an enlarging diameter tubular section provided with a vehicle body latch recess. Two half ring sections protrude from peripheral edges of central circular cut-outs at opposed ends of the semicircular closing plate sections. Adhesive tape is wound around the half ring sections. The semicircular closing plate sections are thinner than the enlarging diameter tubular section and have bellows-like configurations with projections and depressions. The half ring sections deform in accordance with an outer diameter of the wire harness and a bending direction of the wire harness. Deformation of the semicircular closing plate sections is absorbed by the bellows-like configurations, and the vehicle body latch recess of the enlarging diameter tubular section coupled to an outer periphery of the semicircular closing plate sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinryu Paku, Tsutomu Sakata, Daiki Nagayasu, Masahide Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20110265286
    Abstract: A grommet includes two semicircular closing plate sections that protrude from inner peripheries of a larger diameter end of an enlarging diameter tubular section provided with a vehicle body latch recess. Two half ring sections protrude from peripheral edges of central circular cut-outs at opposed ends of the semicircular closing plate sections. Adhesive tape is wound around the half ring sections. The semicircular closing plate sections are thinner than the enlarging diameter tubular section and have bellows-like configurations with projections and depressions. The half ring sections deform in accordance with an outer diameter of the wire harness and a bending direction of the wire harness. Deformation of the semicircular closing plate sections is absorbed by the bellows-like configurations, and the vehicle body latch recess of the enlarging diameter tubular section coupled to an outer periphery of the semicircular closing plate sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kinryu Paku, Tsutomu Sakata, Daiki Nagayasu, Masahide Tsuru