Patents by Inventor Seiji Kozono

Seiji Kozono 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: 9531103
    Abstract: A charging connector includes: a source-side terminal connected to a source side; an inner housing for receiving the source-side terminal; an intermediate terminal having a power source connection electrically connectable to and electrically disconnectable from the source-side terminal and an inlet connection electrically connectable to and electrically disconnectable from an inlet-side terminal connected to a side of a vehicle inlet; and a cassette housing that receives the intermediate terminal, is assembled to the inner housing, and is mateable with the vehicle inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomomi Fujita, Seiji Kozono
  • Publication number: 20160197430
    Abstract: A charging connector includes: a source-side terminal connected to a source side; an inner housing for receiving the source-side terminal; an intermediate terminal having a power source connection electrically connectable to and electrically disconnectable from the source-side terminal and an inlet connection electrically connectable to and electrically disconnectable from an inlet-side terminal connected to a side of a vehicle inlet; and a cassette housing that receives the intermediate terminal, is assembled to the inner housing, and is mateable with the vehicle inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi FUJITA, Seiji KOZONO
  • Patent number: 7607945
    Abstract: A connector includes: a connector housing; a housing main body receiving terminal fittings; and a front holder to be attached to the housing main body. When the front holder is attached to the housing main body, and the housing main body receives the terminal fittings, a gap is formed between an outer wall of the housing main body and an inner wall of the front holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Takashi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 7572135
    Abstract: A connector includes a female connector housing, that has a male terminal, and a male connector housing that has a female terminal for electrical connecting to the male terminal, and that is adapted to be fitted into the female connector. The male connector housing includes an inner housing which has the female terminal, and which is adapted to be fitted in the female connector housing so that the female terminal is connected to the male terminal, and an outer housing which is adapted to support the inner housing so that the inner housing is movable in a first direction in which the inner housing is fitted in the female connector housing and in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. When the inner housing is fitted into the female connector housing, the inner housing is disposed so as to separate from the outer housing in the second direction with a first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Takashi Matsunaga, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masato Minakata, Atsushi Nishida
  • Patent number: 7481674
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector having a pair of first and second connector housings for preventing looseness between the connector housings in lateral and longitudinal directions of the connector, surely eliminating frictional wear of male and female terminals in the connector housings. The connector can reliably resist to an external vibration force. A male connector housing 13 is resiliently urged by a waterproof packing 32 toward a female connector housing 36. The male connector housing 13 has an inner housing 25 formed with a plurality of looseness prohibiting projections 30. The looseness prohibiting projection 30 has a tapered surface 30a. An inner surface of a peripheral wall 39 of the female connector housing 36 is formed with a tapered surface 41 engaged with the tapered surface 30a on complete mating of the connector housings 13, 36.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Murakami, Seiji Kozono
  • Publication number: 20080207030
    Abstract: A connector includes: a connector housing; a housing main body receiving terminal fittings; and a front holder to be attached to the housing main body. When the front holder is attached to the housing main body, and the housing main body receives the terminal fittings, a gap is formed between an outer wall of the housing main body and an inner wall of the front holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Takashi Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20070184708
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector having a pair of first and second connector housings for preventing looseness between the connector housings in lateral and longitudinal directions of the connector, surely eliminating frictional wear of male and female terminals in the connector housings. The connector can reliably resist to an external vibration force. A male connector housing 13 is resiliently urged by a waterproof packing 32 toward a female connector housing 36. The male connector housing 13 has an inner housing 25 formed with a plurality of looseness prohibiting projections 30. The looseness prohibiting projection 30 has a tapered surface 30a. An inner surface of a peripheral wall 39 of the female connector housing 36 is formed with a tapered surface 41 engaged with the tapered surface 30a on complete mating of the connector housings 13, 36.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Murakami, Seiji Kozono
  • Publication number: 20060240716
    Abstract: A connector includes a female connector housing, that has a male terminal, and a male connector housing that has a female terminal for electrical connecting to the male terminal, and that is adapted to be fitted into the female connector. The male connector housing includes an inner housing which has the female terminal, and which is adapted to be fitted in the female connector housing so that the female terminal is connected to the male terminal, and an outer housing which is adapted to support the inner housing so that the inner housing is movable in a first direction in which the inner housing is fitted in the female connector housing and in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. When the inner housing is fitted into the female connector housing, the inner housing is disposed so as to separate from the outer housing in the second direction with a first gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Takashi Matsunaga, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masato Minakata, Atsushi Nishida
  • Patent number: 6908329
    Abstract: In a connector, a first housing is provided with a projection, and a second housing is provided with a retainer engaged with the projection. An engagement detector is held in the second housing so as to slidable between a first position and a second position. The retainer retains the engagement detector at the first position such that the engagement detector is slidable to the second position only when the projection and the retainer are completely engaged with each other at a complete engagement position. The engagement detector locks the retainer at the complete engagement position when the engagement detector is placed in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Toshinori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6878018
    Abstract: An engagement portion 24 of a locking member 5, which is inserted through a locking member insertion hole 10 into a connector housing 2, is engaged with the connector housing 2. Additionally, a connector terminal 4 accommodated in a connector housing 2 is locked with the locking member 5. The locking member 5 includes a pair of fitting pieces 12, each of which is provided with said engagement portion 24 and supported resiliently. An engagement release tool 27 is inserted into the connector housing 2 through an engagement release hole 25 provided on the connector housing 2. Then, the engagement release tool 27 deflects the fitting piece 12 to release an engagement of the engagement portion 24 of the fitting piece 12 with the connector housing 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Naoto Sugie, Seiji Kozono
  • Patent number: 6832922
    Abstract: A connector with a cover includes a housing in which a linear member is disposed, a cover being attachable to the housing for guiding the liner member, and a correction portion which is provided in the housing. The correction portion corrects a deformation of the cover when the cover is engaged with the housing while the cover is deformed with respect to an original shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Takashi Kimura
  • Patent number: 6817888
    Abstract: A connector with a cover includes a housing in which a linear member is disposed and a cover which is attachable to the housing for guiding the liner member. An engaging lock portion is provided at the housing. An engagement portion is provided at the cover, and engaged with the engaging lock portion so as to attach the cover to the connector housing. A protection portion is provided at the housing so as to prevent excessive deformation of the engaging lock portion when the engagement portion is engaged with the engaging lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Takashi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20040132351
    Abstract: An engagement portion 24 of a locking member 5, which is inserted through a locking member insertion hole 10 into a connector housing 2, is engaged with the connector housing 2. Additionally, a connector terminal 4 accommodated in a connector housing 2 is locked with the locking member 5. The locking member 5 includes a pair of fitting pieces 12, each of which is provided with said engagement portion 24 and supported resiliently. An engagement release tool 27 is inserted into the connector housing 2 through an engagement release hole 25 provided on the connector housing 2. Then, the engagement release tool 27 deflects the fitting piece 12 to release an engagement of the engagement portion 24 of the fitting piece 12 with the connector housing 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Naoto Sugie, Seiji Kozono
  • Publication number: 20030181083
    Abstract: A connector with a cover includes a housing in which a linear member is disposed, a cover being attachable to the housing for guiding the liner member, and a correction portion which is provided in the housing. The correction portion corrects a deformation of the cover when the cover is engaged with the housing while the cover is deformed with respect to an original shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Takashi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20030176090
    Abstract: A connector with a cover includes a housing in which a linear member is disposed and a cover which is attachable to the housing for guiding the liner member. An engaging lock portion is provided at the housing. An engagement portion is provided at the cover, and engaged with the engaging lock portion so as to attach the cover to the connector housing. A protection portion is provided at the housing so as to prevent excessive deformation of the engaging lock portion when the engagement portion is engaged with the engaging lock portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Takashi Kimura
  • Patent number: 6602098
    Abstract: A connector housing has an abutment surface with which a front end surface of an opposing connector is brought into contact at a time of fitting to the opposing connector. Terminal metal fittings are inserted to positions rearward from the abutment surface from terminal insertion holes in the connector housing. A retainer is moved to a regular engagement position from a temporary engagement position so as to prevent the terminal metal fittings from falling off rearward, and is provided with a projection extending forward from the abutment surface of the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Sugie, Toshinori Yamamoto, Seiji Kozono
  • Publication number: 20020119695
    Abstract: In a connector, a first housing is provided with a projection, and a second housing is provided with a retainer engaged with the projection. An engagement detector is held in the second housing so as to slidable between a first position and a second position. The retainer retains the engagement detector at the first position such that the engagement detector is slidable to the second position only when the projection and the retainer are completely engaged with each other at a complete engagement position. The engagement detector locks the retainer at the complete engagement position when the engagement detector is placed in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kozono, Toshinori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20020028609
    Abstract: A connector housing has an abutment surface with which a front end surface of an opposing connector is brought into contact at a time of fitting to the opposing connector. Terminal metal fittings are inserted to positions rearward from the abutment surface from terminal insertion holes in the connector housing. A retainer is moved to a regular engagement position from a temporary engagement position so as to prevent the terminal metal fittings from falling off rearward, and is provided with a projection extending forward from the abutment surface of the connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Naoto Sugie, Toshinori Yamamoto, Seiji Kozono
  • Patent number: 6048231
    Abstract: A connection terminal of a bulb socket plug has at one end thereof a bulb contact portion to which a bulb can be detachably connected, and also has at the other end thereof a connector contact portion to which a connector can be detachably connected. The bulb contact portion includes two side walls, and a central wall interconnecting the two side walls, and a contact portion for connection to a wedge portion of the bulb extends from at least one of the two opposed side walls. A stopper wall is bent relative to the side wall, and extends from a suitable portion of the side wall, and closes part of a space formed at a back side of the contact portion at a bulb insertion opening side. Tilt prevention inserts for preventing the tilting of the side walls are inserted respectively into spaces formed respectively at inner sides of the two side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Yamanashi, Seiji Kozono
  • Patent number: 5816856
    Abstract: A spacer for an electrical connector which detects the presence of electrical terminals inserted into terminal accommodating chambers in the connector and which locks the terminals in the chambers only when the terminals are fully inserted. The spacer preferably has a lock arm for each chamber. Each lock arm has a stop which holds the spacer in a pre-set position by abutting against the chamber. As the terminal is inserted into the chamber, the terminal contacts the lock arm and deflects it to a position where the stop no longer engages the chamber. The spacer can only be moved to a full-lock position when all terminals are completely inserted into the chambers. Each lock arm preferably includes a terminal-detecting projection which rides along a surface of the terminal until it reaches an engagement aperture in the surface of the terminal. The projection is then securely received by the engagement aperture as the lock arm returns to an at rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shashidhar M. Kamath, Seiji Kozono