Patents by Inventor Mitsutoshi Morita

Mitsutoshi Morita 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).

  • Publication number: 20240014501
    Abstract: A wiring module is a wiring module that is attached to a plurality of power storage elements, and includes: a busbar that is connected to electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage elements, an electric wire, and a circuit substrate that connects the busbar and one end of the electric wire, a conductive path is routed on the circuit substrate, and the conductive path includes: a busbar land connected to the busbar, an electric wire land connected to the electric wire, and a fuse portion provided between the busbar land and the electric wire land.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuya IKEDA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20240014517
    Abstract: A wiring module is to be attached to multiple power storage elements. The wiring module includes a busbar connected to electrode terminals of the multiple power storage elements, a circuit board connected to the busbar with solder, and a protector configured to hold the busbar and the circuit board. The protector includes a busbar arrangement surface on which the busbar is disposed and a board arrangement surface on which the circuit board is disposed. The board arrangement surface and the busbar arrangement surface are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., ENVISION AESC JAPAN LTD.
    Inventors: Shuya IKEDA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20230282945
    Abstract: A battery wiring module is attached to a battery cell stack including a plurality of battery cells stacked and including electrode leads, to electrically connect the plurality of battery cells with each other. The battery wiring module includes: busbars having a plate shape; a flexible printed circuit board including board-side connection portions; and a protector holding the busbars and the flexible printed circuit board. The busbars include main bodies connected to the electrode leads, and busbar-side connection portions connected to the board-side connection portions. In the protector, the main bodies of the busbars, and the flexible printed circuit board are arranged perpendicularly to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuya IKEDA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20230275326
    Abstract: A wiring module is attached to an electricity storage element group including a plurality of electricity storage elements aligned. The wiring module includes: a plurality of busbars connected to electrodes of the plurality of electricity storage elements; and an insulating protector that is insulating, holds the plurality of busbars, and is attached to a case containing the electricity storage element group. The insulating protector has a positioning portion engaging with the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., ENVISION AESC JAPAN LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20230261332
    Abstract: A wiring module is to be attached to a battery cell stacked body in which a plurality of battery cells having an electrode terminal and being elongated in a front-rear direction are arranged in a horizontal direction, and is electrically connected to the battery cells, the wiring module including: a bus bar that is connected to the electrode lead; an FPC that is connected to the bus bar and extends in the front-rear direction; and a protector that holds the bus bar and the FPC, wherein the FPC includes: a plurality of extension parts that extend in the front-rear direction; an intersection part that extends in the horizontal direction; and a bending part, the extension parts are respectively coupled to two end portions of the intersection part in the horizontal direction, one of the extension parts includes the bending part in the vicinity of the intersection part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20230261333
    Abstract: A wiring module is attached to a plurality of power storage elements, and includes: a flexible printed circuit board; and a protector holding the flexible printed circuit board, wherein the flexible printed circuit board includes a base film, a plurality of conduction paths that are disposed on a surface of the base film, and a connector that has an opposing surface opposing the surface of the base film and that is connected to the plurality of conduction paths, the plurality of conduction paths and electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage elements are electrically connected, the connector includes connection portions that are connected to the plurality of conduction paths, and at least some of the plurality of conduction paths are routed from the connection portions through a space between the surface of the base film and the opposing surface of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Patent number: 10950915
    Abstract: Provided is a connection module for electrically connecting a plurality of power storage modules having a plurality of power storage elements, the connection module including: connection module-side wires; a bus bar that electrically connects the adjacent power storage modules; and an insulation protector having: an arrangement groove which extends along a first direction and in which the connection module-side wires are arranged; and a bus bar holding part that holds the bus bar. The bus bar has: a main body part that extends in the first direction; and extension parts that extend from the main body part in a second direction that intersects with the first direction, and the extension parts are disposed to extend over and across the arrangement groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakayama, Mitsutoshi Morita
  • Publication number: 20210005866
    Abstract: A power storage pack includes a plurality of power storage modules each including a power storage element group with a plurality of power storage elements having electrode terminals, and an external connection module electrically connected to the electrode terminals and including a short bus bar and a long bus bar for outputting power of the power storage element group, and an insulating member for insulating and holding the short bus bar and the long bus bar, the insulating member including a first unit for holding one end portion of the long bus bar and a second unit for holding another end portion of the long bus bar, the first unit has a first overlapping portion, the second unit has a second overlapping portion, and the first overlapping portion and the second overlapping portion have a variable length overlapping margin in which they overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Mitsutoshi MORITA, Tetsuya FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10763485
    Abstract: A connection module includes an insulation protector including a bus bar holder holding a bus bar. The insulation protector includes connection units. The connection units include two end connection units at two ends of the insulation protector, and intermediate connection units that are between the two end connection units. The two end connection units are connection units having a same structure, and one of the end connection units is relatively rotated by 180 degrees in a plan view with respect to another one of the end connection units, and each of the end connection units is connected to a corresponding intermediate connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., ENVISION AESC JAPAN LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Takada, Osamu Nakayama, Mitsutoshi Morita, Yasuo Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10720627
    Abstract: An external connection bus bar holding module includes: a first external connection bus bar, a second external connection bus bar, a first protector portion that holds a first electrode connection portion of the first external connection bus bar, a second protector portion that is arranged at an interval from the first protector portion and holds the first external connection portion of the first external connection bus bar, and an intermediate protector portion. The intermediate protector portion is located between the first protector portion and the second protector portion and holds an intermediate portion of the first external connection bus bar between the first protector portion and the second protector portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukushima, Osamu Nakayama, Katsushi Miyazaki, Seishi Kimura, Mitsutoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 10581053
    Abstract: In a connection module attached to a single battery group from a first direction, a detection terminal connected to an electrode terminal of the single battery group includes: a body portion made of a metal plate material formed in an approximately rectangular plate shape; and a projection portion in a plate shape connected to a base edge of the body portion and having a plate surface intersecting with a plate surface of the body portion. An insulation protector of the connection module includes a holding portion holding the detection terminal in a posture in which the plate surface of the body portion is orthogonal to the first direction. The holding portion includes a locking piece. A lower surface of a claw portion provided at the lower end of the locking piece locks the plate surface of the body portion and restricts the movement of the detection terminal in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Takada, Osamu Nakayama, Mitsutoshi Morita, Koichiro Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20190386282
    Abstract: A connection module includes metal bus bars for electrically connecting adjacent ones of a plurality of power storage modules, a circuit board on which electronic components are mounted, and an insulating protector that is made of an insulating synthetic resin and includes a bottom wall, a board arrangement portion that protrudes from the bottom wall and in which the circuit board is to be arranged, and bus bar arrangement portions that protrude from the bottom wall and in which the bus bars are to be arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu NAKAYAMA, Kotaro TAKADA, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Publication number: 20190198842
    Abstract: In a connection module attached to a single battery group from a first direction, a detection terminal connected to an electrode terminal of the single battery group includes: a body portion made of a metal plate material formed in an approximately rectangular plate shape; and a projection portion in a plate shape connected to a base edge of the body portion and having a plate surface intersecting with a plate surface of the body portion. An insulation protector of the connection module includes a holding portion holding the detection terminal in a posture in which the plate surface of the body portion is orthogonal to the first direction. The holding portion includes a locking piece. A lower surface of a claw portion provided at the lower end of the locking piece locks the plate surface of the body portion and restricts the movement of the detection terminal in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro TAKADA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Mitsutoshi MORITA, Koichiro MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190198849
    Abstract: Provided is a connection module for electrically connecting a plurality of power storage modules having a plurality of power storage elements, the connection module including: connection module-side wires; a bus bar that electrically connects the adjacent power storage modules; and an insulation protector having: an arrangement groove which extends along a first direction and in which the connection module-side wires are arranged; and a bus bar holding part that holds the bus bar. The bus bar has: a main body part that extends in the first direction; and extension parts that extend from the main body part in a second direction that intersects with the first direction, and the extension parts are disposed to extend over and across the arrangement groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu NAKAYAMA, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Patent number: 10297806
    Abstract: A connection structure (10) is provided for connecting electrical storage element groups (12), each of which is formed by connecting electrical storage elements (13) having electrode terminals (14) in series, side by side. The electrical storage element groups (12) are connected electrically by connecting a connecting member (20) for connecting adjacent electrical storage element groups (12) to a first electrode terminal (16A) and a second electrode terminal (16B). The first electrode terminal (16A) is arranged on one end part of one electrical storage element group (12) and on the side of the adjacent other electrical storage element group (12) and the second electrode terminal (16B) is the electrode terminal (14) arranged on another end part of the other electrical storage element group (12B) opposite to the one end part of the one electrical storage element group (12A) and on the side of the adjacent one electrical storage element group (12A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakayama, Mitsutoshi Morita, Tetsuya Fujita, Tomoaki Yasuda, Koichiro Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20190140247
    Abstract: A connection module includes an insulation protector including a bus bar holder holding a bus bar. The insulation protector includes connection units. The connection units include two end connection units at two ends of the insulation protector, and intermediate connection units that are between the two end connection units. The two end connection units are connection units having a same structure, and one of the end connection units is relatively rotated by 180 degrees in a plan view with respect to another one of the end connection units, and each of the end connection units is connected to a corresponding intermediate connection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTOMOTIVE ENERGY SUPPLY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro TAKADA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Mitsutoshi MORITA, Yasuo YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10215207
    Abstract: A support member is for supporting a conductive member such as an electrical wire and is for installation in an automatic transmission, and includes a main body portion made of a resin and plates that are made of a metal and are to be fixed to the body of the automatic transmission via bolts. The main body portion has attachment portions to which the plates are attached, and elastic lock portions that project within the attachment portions and have elasticity capable of restricting removal of the plates from the attachment portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Sone, Osamu Nakayama, Tetsuji Tanaka, Mitsutoshi Morita
  • Publication number: 20190051883
    Abstract: An external connection bus bar holding module includes: a first external connection bus bar, a second external connection bus bar, a first protector portion that holds a first electrode connection portion of the first external connection bus bar, a second protector portion that is arranged at an interval from the first protector portion and holds the first external connection portion of the first external connection bus bar, and an intermediate protector portion. The intermediate protector portion is located between the first protector portion and the second protector portion and holds an intermediate portion of the first external connection bus bar between the first protector portion and the second protector portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD, SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKUSHIMA, Osamu NAKAYAMA, Katsushi MIYAZAKI, Seishi KIMURA, Mitsutoshi MORITA
  • Patent number: 10122005
    Abstract: A wiring module is for attachment to a power storage element group in which multiple power storage elements are arranged in a line. The wiring module includes an insulating protector having an electrical wire holding portion that holds electrical wires that detect the state of the power storage elements, and a bending member that is provided at a position connected to the electrical wire holding portion, and has a hinge that is bent in a direction that intersects the electrical wire holding portion. The electrical wires are fixed to the bending member. The bending member has a locked portion that is locked to the insulating protector in a state of being bent by the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukushima, Mitsutoshi Morita, Osamu Nakayama, Tetsuya Fujita
  • Patent number: 10122136
    Abstract: A bus bar that requires less installation space, and can reliably position and hold an electric wire. An electrical wire is to be connected to a bus bar, and the bus bar is to be joined to an electrode terminal of an electricity storage element. The bus bar includes: an electrical wire connection portion that is constituted by a member included in the bus bar, is provided in an end portion of the bus bar, and to which an end portion of the electrical wire is to be connected. The electrical wire connection portion includes a core wire connection portion to which a core wire of the electrical wire is to be connected; and a positioning and holding portion that is configured to position the electrical wire in a direction (a direction indicated by an arrow Z) that is orthogonal to an axial direction of the electrical wire in plan view, and to hold the electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kotaro Takada, Osamu Nakayama, Mitsutoshi Morita, Koichiro Mochizuki