Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki Matsumura

Nobuyuki Matsumura 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: 20240170796
    Abstract: A wiring module is attached to a plurality of power storage devices, electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage devices being arranged in two rows continuously in an aligning direction of the plurality of power storage devices, and the two rows of electrode terminals being separated from each other in a separation direction orthogonal to the aligning direction, the wiring module including: a first substrate that is flexible and has a plurality of first voltage detection lines on only one surface thereof, a second substrate that is flexible and has a plurality of second voltage detection lines on only one surface thereof, and a connector, the plurality of first voltage detection lines are folded an odd number of times, ends on one side of the first voltage detection lines are electrically connected to electrode terminals that form one row of the two rows of electrode terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE
  • Publication number: 20240170813
    Abstract: A wiring module is attached to a plurality of power storage devices, electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage devices being arranged in two rows continuously in an aligning direction of the plurality of power storage devices, and the two rows of electrode terminals being separated from each other in a separation direction orthogonal to the aligning direction, the wiring module including: a single substrate that is flexible and has a plurality of first voltage detection lines and a plurality of second voltage detection lines on only one surface thereof, and a connector, the substrate includes: a first connection piece that includes ends on one side of the first voltage detection lines, a second connection piece that includes ends on one side of the second voltage detection lines, and a connector connection piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE
  • Patent number: 11982712
    Abstract: A configuration is adopted in which a terminal module includes a voltage detection terminal having a terminal connection part connected to an electrode terminal and a wire connection part connected to a wire, and a protector housing at least part of the voltage detection terminal, with two liquid draining parts each including a first extension part extending downward in the direction of gravity being provided between the terminal connection part and the wire connection part in the voltage detection terminal, and the protector having a housing part housing the liquid draining parts and accumulating liquid that travels along the first extension part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11962038
    Abstract: A power storage component module includes power storage components and a bus bar connecting the power storage components to one another. At least one positioning boss is provided on an electrode included in the power storage components. The at least one positioning boss protrudes upward. The at least one positioning boss includes a base end and a distal end having a diameter less than a diameter of the base end. At least one through hole opens in the bus bar. The bus bar is placed on the at least one positioning boss and a hole edge of the at least one through hole is disposed around the at least one positioning boss between the base end of the at least one positioning boss and the distal end of the at least one positioning boss in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda, Yusuke Suzuki, Isamu Hamamoto
  • Patent number: 11942657
    Abstract: An inter-terminal connection structure electrically connecting terminal portions via a conductive component. The conductive component includes a conductive member having connection portions that are fastened so as to be connected to the respective terminal portions, and a case having insulation properties while accommodating the conductive member, an insulating cover covering at least one of the terminal portions and the connection portions, an opening window provided to the insulating cover and exposing at least one of the terminal portions and the connection portions, and a relay portion provided to the connection portion or the terminal portion fastened to the at least one of the terminal portions and the connection portions covered by the insulating cover while being inserted through the opening window to be connected to the at least one of the terminal portions and the connection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji Yanagida, Hiroki Shimoda, Nobuyuki Matsumura, Yoshinori Ikai, Yasuhiro Kudou
  • Patent number: 11912214
    Abstract: A wiring module includes a flexible substrate, a sensor component (temperature sensor), a connecting member (bus bar), and a holding part-equipped relay member, wherein the holding part-equipped relay member includes: a relay member main body including a base part (first main plate) that is to be fixed to the flexible substrate and the bus bar, and a holding part (first holding piece) that is continuous with the first main plate; a pedestal part (housing) that is to be held by the first holding piece so as to be displaceable in a direction toward or away from the first main plate, and that is to be fixed to a position of the flexible substrate where the temperature sensor is mounted; and a biasing member that has elastic force, that has one end held by the first main plate, and that biases the housing in the direction away from the first main plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda, Hideo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20240063497
    Abstract: A wiring module is a wiring module that is mounted on a plurality of power storage elements. The wiring module includes busbars that are connected to electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage elements, flexible substrates that are connected to busbar-side connection parts provided at the busbars, a circuit substrate that is connected to the flexible substrates, and a protector on which the busbars, the flexible substrates, and the circuit substrate are placed. An upper surface of the circuit substrate is disposed above upper surfaces of the busbar-side connection parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE
  • Publication number: 20230307795
    Abstract: Provided is an in-vehicle wiring module that is attached to a plurality of power storage elements that include electrode terminals, and includes a busbar that is connected to the electrode terminals, and a flexible substrate that is electrically connected to the busbar, the flexible substrate has a folded-over structures where the flexible substrate is folded along folding portions, the folded-over structure includes protrusions that protrude from outer edges of the flexible substrate in an expanded state before the flexible substrate is folded along the folding portions, and slits into which the protrusions are to be inserted, the folding portions are disposed between the protrusions and the slits of the flexible substrate in the expanded state, and, as a result of the protrusions being inserted into the slits, the flexible substrate is kept from deforming so as to return to the expanded state from a state of being folded along the folding portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA
  • Publication number: 20230291136
    Abstract: An in-vehicle wiring module is configured to be attached to a plurality of electricity storage elements having electrode terminals. The in-vehicle wiring module includes busbars to be connected to the electrode terminals, flexible substrates having a first conductive path that is electrically connected to the busbars, and a rigid substrate having a second conductive path that is electrically connected to the first conductive paths. The flexible substrates overlap the rigid substrate. The flexible substrates each have a first opposing surface that is opposed to the rigid substrate. The first conductive paths each have first lands that are arranged on the first opposing surface. First slits that are open at edges of the flexible substrates are formed between the first lands of the flexible substrates. The rigid substrate has a second opposing surface that is opposed to the flexible substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE
  • Publication number: 20230247760
    Abstract: A wiring module is included in a power storage module including a plurality of power storage elements each having electrode terminals and is connected to the power storage elements. The wiring module includes a flexible FPC including a first conductive path and a circuit board including a second conductive path that is electrically connected to the first conductive path. The FPC includes a main body portion and a circuit connecting portion that extends from the main body portion and is overlaid on the circuit board. The first conductive path includes a first land included in the circuit connecting portion. The second conductive path includes a second land that is electrically connected to the first land. The connected portion between the first land and the second land is covered by a covering portion constituted by a resin having insulating properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Taiji YANAGIDA
  • Publication number: 20230011924
    Abstract: The wire harness is a wire harness to be mounted on power storage elements and the wire harness includes a base film having flexibility, a cover film covering the base film and having flexibility, and electric wires disposed between the base film and the cover film. The electric wires include first end sections that extend outside the base film and the cover film and second end sections that extend outside from the base film and the cover film from an opposite side from the first end sections. The base film and the cover film include welding portions at which the base film and the cover film are joined with welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Isamu HAMAMOTO, Yutaroh GOTOH
  • Publication number: 20220410821
    Abstract: A wiring module includes a flexible substrate, a sensor component (temperature sensor), a connecting member (bus bar), and a holding part-equipped relay member, wherein the holding part-equipped relay member includes: a relay member main body including a base part (first main plate) that is to be fixed to the flexible substrate and the bus bar, and a holding part (first holding piece) that is continuous with the first main plate; a pedestal part (housing) that is to be held by the first holding piece so as to be displaceable in a direction toward or away from the first main plate, and that is to be fixed to a position of the flexible substrate where the temperature sensor is mounted; and a biasing member that has elastic force, that has one end held by the first main plate, and that biases the housing in the direction away from the first main plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Hideo TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220376351
    Abstract: A power storage module includes power storage elements having electrode surfaces of positive electrode surfaces and negative electrode surfaces on front and back surfaces thereof, a conductive member electrically connected to the electrode surfaces of the power storage elements, and a wiring module electrically connected to the conductive member. The power storage elements are arranged in an arrangement direction such that the electrode surfaces of the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other are opposed to each other. The electrode surfaces of the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other are electrically connected by the conductive member that is disposed between the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other. The wiring module is disposed between the power storage elements that are adjacent to each other. The conductive member and the wiring module are disposed inside an outline of the power storage elements seen from the arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Motoyoshi OKUMURA, Takuro KIKUCHI, Satoshi MORIOKA, Daiki TERASHIMA
  • Patent number: 11502378
    Abstract: A connection module can be attached to an electricity storage element group in which a plurality of electricity storage elements each including a positive and a negative electrode terminal are aligned, the connection module including: a bus bar including a pair of terminal connection portions that are to be respectively connected to the electrode terminals of the adjacent electricity storage elements; and an insulating protector that is to be fixed to the electricity storage element group, wherein the insulating protector includes an accommodation frame inside of which the bus bar is disposed; and retaining portions that prevent the bus bar from coming off in the left-right direction inside the accommodation frame, and a tolerance absorbing clearance is provided between each of the retaining portions and the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11502432
    Abstract: A wiring module to be attached to a plurality of power elements which store or generate power includes a bus bar connecting the power elements to each other or connecting the power element and a load to each other, an abnormality detection element detecting an abnormality of the power element, and an insulating protector holding the bus bar and the abnormality detection element. The insulating protector is integrally provided with a first holding shaft portion and a second holding shaft portion which position and hold the bus bar by fitting the bus bar there onto, and an element holding portion which position and hold the abnormality detection element by fitting the abnormality detection element there into.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Yusuke Suzuki, Atsushi Yamanaka, Takeo Kakishima
  • Publication number: 20220344766
    Abstract: A wiring module to be attached to a plurality of power storage elements each having an electrode terminal and arranged in an arrangement direction, the wiring module including: an insulative sheet; and a plurality of electric wires disposed along the arrangement direction, on a surface of the sheet. The electric wires are respectively electrically connected to bus bars that are connected to electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Masakuni KASUGAI
  • Publication number: 20220320686
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible bus bar including at least one folded portion in which one metal member is folded, and a plurality of laminated portions laminated via the folded portion, in which side edges of the plurality of laminated portions provided with the folded portion is formed include a cut portion in which a portion other than the folded portion has been cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA
  • Publication number: 20220181747
    Abstract: An inter-terminal connection structure electrically connecting terminal portions via a conductive component. The conductive component includes a conductive member having connection portions that are fastened so as to be connected to the respective terminal portions, and a case having insulation properties while accommodating the conductive member, an insulating cover covering at least one of the terminal portions and the connection portions, an opening window provided to the insulating cover and exposing at least one of the terminal portions and the connection portions, and a relay portion provided to the connection portion or the terminal portion fastened to the at least one of the terminal portions and the connection portions covered by the insulating cover while being inserted through the opening window to be connected to the at least one of the terminal portions and the connection portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Yoshinori IKAI, Yasuhiro KUDOU
  • Patent number: 11340120
    Abstract: A sensor mounting structure includes an insulator and a temperature sensor. The insulator is attached to a wall of a case of an electric storage component to hold an electrode terminal projecting from the case and insulating the electrode terminal from the case. The temperature sensor includes a temperature sensing portion, a locking portion, and a spring portion. The temperature sensing portion holds a temperature sensing component and includes a temperature sensing surface that contacts the wall of the case. The locking portion is locked to the insulator. The spring portion presses the temperature sensing portion to hold the temperature sensing surface in close contact with the wall of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsumura, Shinichi Takase, Yusuke Suzuki, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20220013871
    Abstract: A configuration is adopted in which a terminal module includes a voltage detection terminal having a terminal connection part connected to an electrode terminal and a wire connection part connected to a wire, and a protector housing at least part of the voltage detection terminal, with two liquid draining parts each including a first extension part extending downward in the direction of gravity being provided between the terminal connection part and the wire connection part in the voltage detection terminal, and the protector having a housing part housing the liquid draining parts and accumulating liquid that travels along the first extension part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Hiroki SHIMODA