Patents by Inventor Sadaharu Okuda

Sadaharu Okuda 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: 10454192
    Abstract: A conductor connection structure of a laminated wiring body includes a plurality of plate wiring members which are made of a conductive material and stacked to each other, an insulating layer which is arranged between the vertically-adjacent plate wiring members to insulate the vertically-adjacent plate wiring members, a connection portion which is provided in an upper surface of each of the plate wiring members on a way in an extending direction of the plate wiring members, and a leading-out portion which takes out the connection portion of a lower plate wiring member among the plurality of plate wiring member while avoiding an upper plate wiring member among the plurality of plate wiring member, the lower plate wiring member is arranged at a layer lower than the upper plate wiring member in the laminated wiring body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Ito, Yuta Kawamura, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20190126865
    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: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    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: 20190126864
    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 directly or indirectly 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. The communication line of the trunk line is routed so that the plurality of control boxes are connected in a ring form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    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: 20190126860
    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: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20190123920
    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, a plurality of control boxes that are provided in the trunk line, and a branch line that directly or indirectly connects a control box to an accessory. The trunk line includes a power source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The branch line includes a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The communication line of the trunk line has a transmission path for an optical signal. The communication line of the branch line has a transmission path for an electric signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 20190118743
    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: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 20190123480
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that extends in at least 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 source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The control box includes a branch line connection portion to which the branch line is connected, and a branch line control unit that distributes power from the trunk line to the branch line by controlling the branch line connection portion according to a control program. The control program can be externally changed based on the accessory connected to the branch line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 20190123472
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a plurality of control boxes, a trunk line that connects the plurality of control boxes to each other, and a branch line that directly or indirectly connects the control box to an accessory. The trunk line and the branch line each includes a power source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. Each of the plurality of control boxes includes a plurality of branch line connection portions to and from which the communication line of the branch line is attachable and detachable. Each of the plurality of branch line connection portions is provided with a lock function portion that is physically or electrically brought into a lock state in a case where the branch line is not connected thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 20190118739
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 20190118742
    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: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 20190123937
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 20190118744
    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, wherein each of the plurality of control boxes is able to connect with a branch line that is directly or indirectly connected to an accessory, and the trunk line includes a power source line and a communication line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20180301831
    Abstract: A conductor connection structure of a laminated wiring body includes a plurality of plate wiring members which are made of a conductive material and stacked to each other, an insulating layer which is arranged between the vertically-adjacent plate wiring members to insulate the vertically-adjacent plate wiring members, a connection portion which is provided in an upper surface of each of the plate wiring members on a way in an extending direction of the plate wiring members, and a leading-out portion which takes out the connection portion of a lower plate wiring member among the plurality of plate wiring member while avoiding an upper plate wiring member among the plurality of plate wiring member, the lower plate wiring member is arranged at a layer lower than the upper plate wiring member in the laminated wiring body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro Ito, Yuta Kawamura, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20180297541
    Abstract: A vehicular wiring member installed in a vehicle includes a conductive path that includes a conductive member having an elongated shape. The conductive path includes an impact absorption portion which has a structure to easily absorb an impact added to the conductive member compared to a portion of the conductive path other than the impact absorption portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro Ito, Yuta Kawamura, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20180301246
    Abstract: A wiring member includes conduction paths. Each of the conduction paths includes a conductive portion which extends in a longitudinal direction of each of the conduction paths, and a connection portion which is provided on at least one end of the conductive portion in the longitudinal direction and is configured to be connected to a mating conductor. The conduction paths are disposed in parallel to each other in a width direction of each of the conduction paths perpendicular to the longitudinal direction so that an insulator is arranged between adjacent conductive portions of the conduction paths. The conductive portion of the each of the conduction paths has a layer-stacked structure in which a conductive plate member is folded and overlapped at least one time along a vertical folding line extending in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro Ito, Yuta Kawamura, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Publication number: 20160288739
    Abstract: Joint portions (12A to 12H) are formed at a constant interval on a wire harness main body (10). Each joint portion has a common shape and function, and is configured of wires which are respectively branched from wires (11a to 11d) that configure the wire harness main body (10), and connectors (13A to 13H) which have connection terminals connected to the wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Eiji SHIMOCHI, Sadaharu OKUDA, Hideaki KIKUCHI, Goro NAKAMURA, Naoya YAMASHITA, Masahiro ITO
  • Patent number: 6463363
    Abstract: In the back monitoring apparatus for a vehicle, a path loci of a minimum cornering portion and a maximum cornering portion of the vehicle is predicted, superposed on a back image and then displayed simultaneously superposed on the back image. In this configuration, the safety confirmation and operation by a driver can be improved when a vehicle is backed up by displaying a predicted path locus with excellent visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Sadaharu Okuda
  • Patent number: 6262657
    Abstract: In a driver alerting system, when a driver uses a portable communication terminal while driving, if the driving becomes unstable or a directional signal is operated and there is a large change in vehicle speed or direction, a telephone call detection apparatus and a running condition detection apparatus detect this condition and a controller generates a message to provide a voice warning to the operator, issued from an alarm apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sadaharu Okuda, Satoshi Negishi