Patents by Inventor Motohiro Yokoi

Motohiro Yokoi 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: 11031724
    Abstract: An object is to provide a technique by which a space in a vehicle in which a wire harness including a plurality of splice circuits is arranged can be reduced and good manufacturability at the time of manufacture can be achieved. A stacked connector is formed by joining a plurality of split connectors to each other. The split connectors each include a split connector housing provided with a plurality of terminal receiving chambers and a plurality of terminal-equipped electric wires that each include a terminal received in the terminal receiving chamber and an electric wire to which the terminal is connected. At least one of the split connector housings is provided with a locking portion having a protruding shape that protrudes outward to be capable of locking the terminal-equipped electric wire received in the split connector housing of a joining counterpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Hiei, Kenta Itou, Takehiro Nakata, Kohei Yamaguchi, Yuichi Nakamura, Daisuke Fukai, Masaki Mizushita, Motohiro Yokoi, Kohei Takagi
  • Patent number: 11015740
    Abstract: A support member-attached wire harness includes a wire harness including an electrical wire and a support member that includes a fitting portion formed in a partially cylindrical shape that is opened partially in a circumferential direction so as to be capable of being fitted to an outer peripheral portion of a bar-shaped member. On at least one of the wire harness and the support member, a support portion for supporting the wire harness disposed along an outer periphery of the fitting portion at a fixed position with respect to the fitting portion is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka Nakano, Shigeki Ikeda, Daisuke Fukai, Tetsuya Nishimura, Motohiro Yokoi, Housei Mizuno, Takashi Ide, Daiki Nagayasu, Daisuke Ebata
  • Publication number: 20210111545
    Abstract: An attachment structure of a wiring member includes a metal member provided in a vehicle and a wiring member flatly formed to be disposed to have surface contact with the metal member and connecting an electrical component mounted to the vehicle. For example, the wiring member includes a plurality of electrical wires and a sheet material with one main surface having surface contact with the metal member and the other main surface on which the plurality of electrical wires are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi HASEGAWA, Yuya FUKAMI, Masaki MIZUSHITA, Motohiro YOKOI, Housei MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 10960831
    Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes; a silencer disposed between a floor mat and a body in a vehicle; a wire harness disposed along a main surface of the silencer; and fixing member fixing the wire harness to the silencer while being passed through a through hole formed to pass through the silencer in a thickness direction. An inner peripheral surface of the through hole in the silencer is closely attached to the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nishimura, Housei Mizuno, Satoshi Ujita, Motohiro Yokoi, Shigeki Ikeda, Daisuke Ebata, Haruka Nakano
  • Patent number: 10946817
    Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes; a silencer disposed between a floor mat and a body in a vehicle; a wire harness disposed along a main surface of the silencer; and a fixing member fixing the wire harness to the silencer. A bottomed hole having a bottom is formed in the silencer to be concaved from the main surface in a thickness direction. The fixing member is locked to the bottomed hole, thereby fixing the wire harness to the silencer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nishimura, Housei Mizuno, Satoshi Ujita, Motohiro Yokoi, Shigeki Ikeda, Daisuke Ebata, Haruka Nakano
  • Publication number: 20200373702
    Abstract: Provided is a connector including: at least one plate-like housing body; a plurality of groove-like terminal housing chambers each opened in an upper surface of the housing body and parallelly arranged; a plurality of connection terminals provided at ends of a plurality of electrical wirings and housed and disposed in the terminal housing chambers, respectively; an electrical wiring support part supporting the plurality of electrical wirings extending from a back end side opening part of the terminal housing chambers; a sheet-like reinforced member which is placed on an upper surface of the electrical wiring support part and the plurality of electrical wirings are fixed to in a state of parallelly arranged; and a cover part overlapping with the upper surface of the housing body to cover the terminal housing chambers and sandwiching the sheet-like reinforced member between the cover part and the electrical wiring support part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke EBATA, Motohiro YOKOI, Shigeki IKEDA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Haruka NAKANO, Kenta ARAI, Yasuo OMORI
  • Publication number: 20200353800
    Abstract: On an outer circumferential edge of a closing plate, an elastic fitting portion protruding to an outer side of an inner circumferential edge of a the service hole and fitting with the inner circumferential edge projects with a thickness larger than the plate thickness of the closing plate and extends in the circumferential direction of the outer circumferential edge. The elastic fitting portion is provided with an inner circumferential edge accommodating recessed groove that opens in the center of a protruding end surface of the elastic fitting portion and extends in the circumferential direction to accommodate the inner circumferential edge of the service hole, and the inner circumferential edge of the service hole is clamped between a pair of elastic clamping pieces that face each other with the inner circumferential edge accommodating recessed groove interposed between the pair of elastic clamping pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka NAKANO, Motohiro YOKOI, Shigeki IKEDA, Kenta ITO, Daisuke EBATA, Yuya FUKAMI, Masaki MIZUSHITA, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Ryuta TAKAKURA, Housei MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200198557
    Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes; a silencer disposed between a floor mat and a body in a vehicle; a wire harness disposed along a main surface of the silencer; and fixing member fixing the wire harness to the silencer while being passed through a through hole formed to pass through the silencer in a thickness direction. An inner peripheral surface of the through hole in the silencer is closely attached to the fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Housei MIZUNO, Satoshi UJITA, Motohiro YOKOI, Shigeki IKEDA, Daisuke EBATA, Haruka NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200180527
    Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes; a silencer disposed between a floor mat and a body in a vehicle; a wire harness disposed along a main surface of the silencer; and a fixing member fixing the wire harness to the silencer. A bottomed hole having a bottom is formed in the silencer to be concaved from the main surface in a thickness direction. The fixing member is locked to the bottomed hole, thereby fixing the wire harness to the silencer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Housei MIZUNO, Satoshi UJITA, Motohiro YOKOI, Shigeki IKEDA, Daisuke EBATA, Haruka NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200172031
    Abstract: A wiring module includes: a common power supply line whose one end is electrically connected to a power source; and a power supply branch part provided halfway through the common power supply line, wherein the power supply branch part includes at least one group of a power supply branch line branched halfway through the common power supply line and an overcurrent blocking part provided in the power supply branch line to enter a non-continuity state when current exceeding allowable current flows in the power supply branch line. A wiring module is a wiring module disposed along a fixing target member, and includes: a power supply flat wiring body disposed along a surface of a fixing target member; and a ground flat wiring body disposed along a surface of the power supply flat wiring body on an opposite side from the fixing target member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka NAKANO, Shigeki IKEDA, Daisuke FUKAI, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Motohiro YOKOI, Housei MIZUNO, Yuichi NAKAMURA, Kenta ITOU, Masaki MIZUSHITA, Susumu HIEI, Kohei YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200141518
    Abstract: A support member-attached wire harness includes a wire harness including an electrical wire and a support member that includes a fitting portion formed in a partially cylindrical shape that is opened partially in a circumferential direction so as to be capable of being fitted to an outer peripheral portion of a bar-shaped member. On at least one of the wire harness and the support member, a support portion for supporting the wire harness disposed along an outer periphery of the fitting portion at a fixed position with respect to the fitting portion is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka NAKANO, Shigeki IKEDA, Daisuke FUKAI, Tetsuya NISHIMURA, Motohiro YOKOI, Housei MIZUNO, Takashi IDE, Daiki NAGAYASU, Daisuke EBATA
  • Publication number: 20200070749
    Abstract: A wiring module includes a wiring body including at least one conductive wiring, an pressure-sensitive adhesive part provided on the wiring body, and a peeling part, provided on the wiring body, to which the pressure-sensitive adhesive part sticking in a manner easily peeled from the peeling part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei MIZUNO, Hiroki HIRAI, Haruka NAKANO, Motohiro YOKOI, Shigeki IKEDA, Daisuke FUKAI, Tetsuya NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200062198
    Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes an interior member including a plate-like member and interiorly mounted on a vehicle and a wire harness including an electrical wire disposed along the plate-like member and a sheet material to which the electrical wire is fixed by sewing or welding. The wire harness is fixed to the interior member while the sheet material is spread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki MIZUSHITA, Kenta ITO, Yuichi NAKAMURA, Susumu HIEI, Kohei YAMAGUCHI, Daisuke FUKAI, Haruka NAKANO, Motohiro YOKOI, Housei MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200006885
    Abstract: An object is to provide a technique by which a space in a vehicle in which a wire harness including a plurality of splice circuits is arranged can be reduced and good manufacturability at the time of manufacture can be achieved. A stacked connector is formed by joining a plurality of split connectors to each other. The split connectors each include a split connector housing provided with a plurality of terminal receiving chambers and a plurality of terminal-equipped electric wires that each include a terminal received in the terminal receiving chamber and an electric wire to which the terminal is connected. At least one of the split connector housings is provided with a locking portion having a protruding shape that protrudes outward to be capable of locking the terminal-equipped electric wire received in the split connector housing of a joining counterpart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu Hiei, Kenta Itou, Takehiro Nakata, Kohei Yamaguchi, Yuichi Nakamura, Daisuke Fukai, Masaki Mizushita, Motohiro Yokoi, Kohei Takagi
  • Patent number: 9054474
    Abstract: A wire harness capable of forming a short circuit by use of a plurality of electric wires and a joint connector while being slenderized and reduced in weight. The wire harness includes a plurality of circuit modules each forming a short circuit. Each of the circuit modules, includes a plurality of electric wires, and a plurality of external-connection connectors, connected to respective first ends of the electric wires, and a joint connector, connected to respective second ends of the electric wires to short-circuit the electric wires. The electric wires constituting the circuit modules are bundled together so that the joint connector of each of the circuit modules is discretely disposed so as to be located in a vicinity of at least one of the external-connection connectors included in the circuit module, around which electric wires a binding tape is wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Omori, Hiroki Hirai, Tetsuji Tanaka, Tatsuo Tamagawa, Motohiro Yokoi, Kenji Okamura, Takeshi Tsuji, Toshifumi Ichio, Toshio Shimizu, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150113803
    Abstract: A wire harness capable of forming a short circuit by use of a plurality of electric wires and a joint connector while being slenderized and reduced in weight. The wire harness includes a plurality of circuit modules each forming a short circuit. Each of the circuit modules, includes a plurality of electric wires, and a plurality of external-connection connectors, connected to respective first ends of the electric wires, and a joint connector, connected to respective second ends of the electric wires to short-circuit the electric wires. The electric wires constituting the circuit modules are bundled together so that the joint connector of each of the circuit modules is discretely disposed so as to be located in a vicinity of at least one of the external-connection connectors included in the circuit module, around which electric wires a binding tape is wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo OMORI, Hiroki HIRAI, Tetsuji TANAKA, Tatsuo TAMAGAWA, Motohiro YOKOI, Kenji OKAMURA, Takeshi TSUJI, Toshifumi ICHIO, Toshio SHIMIZU, Takayuki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20120228024
    Abstract: A wire harness capable of forming a short circuit by use of a plurality of electric wires and a joint connector while being slenderized and reduced in weight. The wire harness includes a plurality of circuit modules each forming a short circuit. Each of the circuit modules, includes a plurality of electric wires, and a plurality of external-connection connectors, connected to respective first ends of the electric wires, and a joint connector, connected to respective second ends of the electric wires to short-circuit the electric wires. The electric wires constituting the circuit modules are bundled together so that the joint connector of each of the circuit modules is discretely disposed so as to be located in a vicinity of at least one of the external-connection connectors included in the circuit module, around which electric wires a binding tape is wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Omori, Hiroki Hirai, Tetsuji Tanaka, Tatsuo Tamagawa, Motohiro Yokoi, Kenji Okamura, Takeshi Tsuji, Toshifumi Ichio, Toshio Shimizu, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7189925
    Abstract: A wiring system is provided where at least one device connector and at least one device connector are interconnected. The wiring system has at least one main harness with at least one group of wires aligned in a substantially parallel direction, and at least one sub harness with at least one group of wires forming at least one wire crossover. A coupling structure is further provided to couple the main and sub harnesses together to form a complete wiring harness that extends between the first and second device connectors. The wire crossover is provided only in the sub harness, so that the main harness is free of any wire crossovers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kondoh, Motohiro Yokoi, Katsunori Hattori, Takeharu Ito
  • Publication number: 20050183877
    Abstract: A wiring system is provided where at least one device connector and at least one device connector are interconnected. The wiring system has at least one main harness with at least one group of wires aligned in a substantially parallel direction, and at least one sub harness with at least one group of wires forming at least one wire crossover. A coupling structure is further provided to couple the main and sub harnesses together to form a complete wiring harness that extends between the first and second device connectors. The wire crossover is provided only in the sub harness, so that the main harness is free of any wire crossovers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kondoh, Motohiro Yokoi, Katsunori Hattori, Takeharu Ito
  • Patent number: 6906261
    Abstract: A wiring system is provided where at least one device connector and at least one device connector are interconnected. The wiring system has at least one main harness with at least one group of wires aligned in a substantially parallel direction, and at least one sub harness with at least one group of wires forming at least one wire crossover. A coupling structure is further provided to couple the main and sub harnesses together to form a complete wiring harness that extends between the first and second device connectors. The wire crossover is provided only in the sub harness, so that the main harness is free of any wire crossovers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kondoh, Motohiro Yokoi, Katsunori Hattori, Takeharu Ito