Patents by Inventor Masahiro Takamatsu

Masahiro Takamatsu 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: 11489269
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a terminal connecting structure which may enable the conductivity to be improved. A terminal connecting structure is intended for connecting a terminal to an electric wire, the electric wire including an aluminum conductor with aluminum, wherein the terminal connecting structure further comprises a conductive connection body formed with aluminum, wherein one end of the connection body is butt-connected to the aluminum conductor, and wherein another end of the connection body is connected to the terminal via crimping. This enables the terminal to be connected to the electric wire via the connection body without crimping the bundle of cores. This may eliminate influence of crimping on the aluminum conductor and enable the conductivity between the electric wire and the terminal to be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Publication number: 20220297618
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 11407371
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220215982
    Abstract: There is provided a flexible wiring member capable of electrically connecting desired points separated in a length direction. The flexible wiring member includes conductor holding layers that are formed in a state of being stacked in a thickness direction and being electrically insulated from one another; power supply line conductors that have a wide width and are respectively disposed in both of a first conductor holding layer and a second conductor holding layer adjacent to each other in the thickness direction; and communication line conductors that have a width smaller than that of the power supply line conductors and are disposed in one of the first conductor holding layer and the second conductor holding layer, in which the conductor holding layers are formed by an insulating resin, and directly cover the power supply line conductors and the communication line conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro TAKAMATSU, Yoshiaki ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11225207
    Abstract: A vehicle circuit body is provided. The vehicle circuit body includes a bent portion which is formed by bending a plurality of conductor plates with a convex shape toward one side of a lamination direction in which the plurality of conductor plates are laminated, the plurality of conductor plates being laminated such that adjacent conductor plates are spaced apart from each other; and a rigid portion where the plurality of conductor plates extending from the bent portion are joined together to form a single layer. The bent portion is arranged at a position which faces an inner corner or outer corner of a concave-convex shape formed on a body panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Tsubaki, Sadaharu Okuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Publication number: 20220001746
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide an instrument device for a vehicle which can reduce the costs and may also achieve a reduced weight. An instrument device for a vehicle includes a main board with an electronic component mounted thereto, the electronic component being independent from a design of a dial plate, and a sub-board with an electronic component mounted in a position corresponding to the design of the dial plate, wherein the main board and the sub-board are directly joined and electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro TAKAMATSU, Masahide NAGATA, Masanobu TERAO, Takao KANAI
  • Publication number: 20210376495
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a terminal connecting structure which may enable the conductivity to be improved. A terminal connecting structure is intended for connecting a terminal to an electric wire, the electric wire including an aluminum conductor with aluminum, wherein the terminal connecting structure further comprises a conductive connection body formed with aluminum, wherein one end of the connection body is butt-connected to the aluminum conductor, and wherein another end of the connection body is connected to the terminal via crimping. This enables the terminal to be connected to the electric wire via the connection body without crimping the bundle of cores. This may eliminate influence of crimping on the aluminum conductor and enable the conductivity between the electric wire and the terminal to be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 11137598
    Abstract: A display unit is equipped with an LED circuit body for irradiating light onto the windshield of a vehicle and a surface panel positioned on the front side in the light irradiating direction of the LED circuit body and constituting part of the surface of the instrument panel of the vehicle. The surface panel is provided with a plurality of pores formed in the direction connecting the LED circuit body to the windshield. The light irradiating direction of the LED circuit body is set to the direction in which the light irradiated from the LED circuit body and reflected by the windshield is visually recognized by the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Masahide Nagata, Takao Kanai
  • Patent number: 11139646
    Abstract: A conduction system includes a laminated busbar including a plurality of busbars forming a conduction path in a vehicle and are stacked each other; and a distribution mechanism configured to distribute an electric power or electric signal by bending a part of the busbars forming the laminated busbar with respect to other busbars and by branching off the part of the busbars and the other busbars branch off from each other. As a result, the conduction system can provide an effect that the conduction path can be properly provided by combining the laminated busbar and the distribution mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Koizumi, Masahiro Takamatsu, Yoshiaki Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11063412
    Abstract: The invention includes a tubular main body that protects an electric wire accommodated in an internal space, and a tubular or annular outer layer body stacked concentrically with the main body on an outer peripheral surface of the main body. The outer layer body is either a molded body formed into a shape having a hardness lower than that of the main body, and capable of absorbing sound when the outer layer body comes into contact with an external contacting object, or a molded body including a material having a hardness lower than that of the main body, and capable of absorbing sound when the outer layer body comes into contact with an external contacting object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Masaru Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 11056753
    Abstract: A bus bar module is attached to a battery assembly having a plurality of single cells which are assembled to each other along a first direction. The bus bar module includes a circuit body, a bus bar, and a holder. The circuit body includes a main line that extends in the first direction, a branch line that extends from the main line so as to branch from the main line, and a connection portion provided in a position close to a distal end of the branch line rather than a folded portion of the branch line and configured to be connected to the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20210197743
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10988092
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10974671
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that extends in a front-and-rear direction of a vehicle, a plurality of control boxes that are provided on the trunk line, and a branch line that connects the control box to an accessory. The trunk line and the branch line each includes a power line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The vehicle is divided into a plurality of regions. At least two control boxes are disposed in the regions which are different from each other, each of which includes a gateway conversing communication methods for the communication line of the branch line and the communication line of the trunk line. A plurality of the gateways are able to communicate with each other via the communication line of the trunk line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10967814
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes: a trunk line that includes a power source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity, and that is routed in a vehicle body; a branch line that is connected to an accessory; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line, each having a control unit that distributes at least one of power from the power source line, supplied to the trunk line, and a signal from the communication line, to the branch line connected to the trunk line. The trunk line is formed of a routing material having at least one kind of conductor among a flat conductor, a round bar conductor, and a stranded wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20210094487
    Abstract: A vehicle circuit body is provided. The vehicle circuit body includes a bent portion which is formed by bending a plurality of conductor plates with a convex shape toward one side of a lamination direction in which the plurality of conductor plates are laminated, the plurality of conductor plates being laminated such that adjacent conductor plates are spaced apart from each other; and a rigid portion where the plurality of conductor plates extending from the bent portion are joined together to form a single layer. The bent portion is arranged at a position which faces an inner corner or outer corner of a concave-convex shape formed on a body panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Tsubaki, Sadaharu Okuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 10964929
    Abstract: A structure of connection among a circuit body, a bus bar and an electronic element includes a circuit body configured by a flexible board on which a wiring pattern is provided, a bus bar attached to a mounting surface of the circuit body, and an electronic element attached to the mounting surface so as to connect the bus bar and the wiring pattern. The bus bar has a fixed portion extending along the mounting surface. The fixed portion is fixed to the mounting surface so that a restricted area which restricts deformation of the mounting surface is formed in a periphery of the fixed portion. The electronic element is arranged in the restricted area and is fixed to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 10946818
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line and is routed in a vehicle body, and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. In a vehicle, a first power source supplies power to an accessory mounted on the vehicle and a second power source supplies power which is higher in voltage than the power of the first power source to a drive source of the vehicle. The vehicular circuit body further includes a voltage drop unit that reduces the voltage of the power supplied from the second power source, to the voltage of the power of the first power source. To the power source line of the trunk line, the power from the first power source is supplied, and the power from the second power source is supplied through the voltage drop unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10919465
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body provided in a vehicle, includes: a trunk line that extends in at least a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle; and a plurality of control boxes that are provided in the trunk line, in which the trunk line includes power source lines of two systems and a communication line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10875479
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body provided in a vehicle includes a trunk line that extends in at least a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle and a plurality of control boxes that are provided in the trunk line. The trunk line includes a power source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The communication line is routed so that at least a part of the plurality of control boxes are connected in a ring form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada