Patents by Inventor Seiji Shimada

Seiji Shimada 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: 10501966
    Abstract: A door handle for a vehicle includes a handle inner member made of a resin, which is arranged on a vehicle inner side, a handle outer member, which is assembled to a vehicle outer side of the handle inner member to form an accommodating portion between the handle outer member and the handle inner member, and a connector provided to the handle inner member. The connector includes a resin connector main body independent of the handle inner member and coupled integrally with the handle inner member. In the connector main body, connector terminals and an electronic component are connected in a component accommodating recessed portion formed on one side thereof and is communicated with the accommodating portion. A connection portion between the connector terminals and the electronic component is protected by potting material filled in the component accommodating recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Nagata, Nobukazu Araki, Seiji Shimada, Eiji Mushiake, Masayuki Kawano
  • Patent number: 9482200
    Abstract: Formed in a pinion (74) are pinion-side helical external teeth (74A) that mesh with a ring gear 823), and pinion-side helical internal teeth (74a) that mesh with a pinion inner (71). Formed in the pinion inner (71) are pinion inner-side helical external teeth (73) that mesh with the pinion-side helical internal teeth (74a). The configuration is formed so that when the rotational speed of the pinion (74) is slower than that of the ring gear (23), a thrust load is generated in a direction toward the ring gear (23), and when the rotational speed of the pinion (74) is faster than that of the ring gear (23), a thrust load is generated in a direction away from the ring gear (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: Mitsuba Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Ikemori, Hiroshi Ooka, Masaaki Oya, Masataka Odagiri, Shigehiro Kanbe, Hiroki Yamada, Seiji Shimada, Yusuke Fukada, Takayuki Yamagata, Masahiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160138304
    Abstract: A door handle for a vehicle includes a handle inner member made of a resin, which is arranged on a vehicle inner side, a handle outer member, which is assembled to a vehicle outer side of the handle inner member to form an accommodating portion between the handle outer member and the handle inner member, and a connector provided to the handle inner member. The connector includes a resin connector main body independent of the handle inner member and coupled integrally with the handle inner member. In the connector main body, connector terminals and an electronic component are connected in a component accommodating recessed portion formed on one side thereof and is communicated with the accommodating portion. A connection portion between the connector terminals and the electronic component is protected by potting material filled in the component accommodating recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi NAGATA, Nobukazu ARAKI, Seiji SHIMADA, Eiji MUSHIAKE, Masayuki KAWANO
  • Patent number: 9188099
    Abstract: A starter includes an output shaft which rotates by a rotary force applied from the motor unit, a housing in which an end of the output shaft is rotatably supported, and an electromagnetic device configured to apply/shut off current to the motor unit, and biases a suppressing force toward the ring gear to the pinion gear through a clutch mechanism, wherein a load receiving member which abuts one end of the output shaft to receive an axial load generated from the output shaft is installed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: MITSUBA CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Ikemori, Hiroshi Ooka, Masaaki Oya, Shigehiro Kanbe, Masataka Odagiri, Mitsuhiro Kogure, Hiroki Yamada, Masahiro Nakamura, Seiji Shimada, Yusuke Fukada, Satoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9166332
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector that has a function of enabling and facilitating a secure connection of an inserted substrate. A connector includes a housing, a contact point member, and a position determining member. The housing includes an insertion recessed portion into which a substrate is inserted. The contact point member includes a contact point portion connected electrically to a conductive portion of the substrate. The position determining member determines a position of the contact point member. The position is determined to connect the contact point portion to the conductive portion of the substrate and is driven by moving the contact point member to retract the contact point portion from the insertion recessed portion and inserting the substrate into the insertion recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Matoba, Seiji Shimada
  • Patent number: 9039441
    Abstract: An electrical connection terminal capable of reducing manufacturing cost of a connector and a probe, and preventing erroneous contact between the connection terminal and a continuity check pin at the time of a continuity check, and a connector using the same. The connection terminal includes a fixed piece to be fixed to a base of the connector, a coupling portion extending upward from the fixed piece, and a movable piece extending from the coupling portion in the direction facing the fixed piece. The connection terminal arranged side by side in the base further includes an extending portion for the continuity check provided in an end of the fixed piece, and a projection for the continuity check provided at an upper side of the movable piece or the coupling portion. The continuity check may be provided by use of the probe with two rows of check pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Seiji Shimada, Shunsuke Akahori
  • Patent number: 8986031
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector in which insertion of a substrate up to a proper position enables achievement of an electrical connection between the substrate and a contact point member. The connector includes a housing with an insertion recessed portion into which a substrate is to be inserted, a contact point member that includes a contact point portion which is installed in the housing, protrudes into an insertion recessed portion, and is electrically connected to a conductive portion of the substrate to be inserted, and position determining member which moves the contact point member, when the substrate is inserted into the insertion recessed portion of the housing, in such a manner that the contact point member is retracted from the insertion recessed portion and then protrudes into the insertion recessed portion to make an electrical connection to a conductive portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Matoba, Seiji Shimada
  • Publication number: 20150047594
    Abstract: Formed in a pinion (74) are pinion-side helical external teeth (74A) that mesh with a ring gear 823), and pinion-side helical internal teeth (74a) that mesh with a pinion inner (71). Formed in the pinion inner (71) are pinion inner-side helical external teeth (73) that mesh with the pinion-side helical internal teeth (74a). The configuration is formed so that when the rotational speed of the pinion (74) is slower than that of the ring gear (23), a thrust load is generated in a direction toward the ring gear (23), and when the rotational speed of the pinion (74) is faster than that of the ring gear (23), a thrust load is generated in a direction away from the ring gear (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiko Ikemori, Hiroshi Ooka, Masaaki Oya, Masataka Odagiri, Shigehiro Kanbe, Hiroki Yamada, Seiji Shimada, Yusuke Fukada, Takayuki Yamagata, Masahiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130288511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector that has a function of enabling and facilitating a secure connection of an inserted substrate. A connector includes a housing, a contact point member, and a position determining member. The housing includes an insertion recessed portion into which a substrate is inserted. The contact point member includes a contact point portion connected electrically to a conductive portion of the substrate. The position determining member determines a position of the contact point member. The position is determined to connect the contact point portion to the conductive portion of the substrate and is driven by moving the contact point member to retract the contact point portion from the insertion recessed portion and inserting the substrate into the insertion recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Masato Matoba, Seiji Shimada
  • Publication number: 20120268137
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a connector connection terminal capable of reducing manufacturing cost of a connector and a probe, and preventing erroneous contact between the connection terminal and a continuity check pin at the time of a continuity check, and a connector using the same. Therefore, a connector connection terminal includes a fixed piece to be fixed to a base of the connector, a coupling portion extending upward from the fixed piece, and a movable piece extending from the coupling portion in the direction facing the fixed piece, and the connector connection terminal arranged side by side in the base further includes an extending portion for the continuity check provided in an end of the fixed piece, and a projection for the continuity check provided at an upper side of the movable piece or the coupling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Seiji Shimada, Shunsuke Akahori
  • Patent number: 5148378
    Abstract: A sensor controller system, comprising a plurality of sensors for producing detection signals, and a sensor controller for receiving outputs form said sensors and producing an evaluation signal for an external circuit. To detect any fault in the sensors, the outputs from the sensors are compared with certain standard values stored in the sensor controller so that any fault in any one of the sensors may be detected as a disagreement between actually obtained outputs from the sensors and the stored standard values. Optionally, a diagnostic signal may be used to simplify the comparing process. Because the states of the sensors may be centrally monitored and the standard outputs can be centrally modified, the versatility of the sensor system may be increased and the reliability of the sensor system may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Shibayama, Hiroichi Kuroda, Seiji Shimada, Umekichi Kai
  • Patent number: 5064898
    Abstract: A room temperature-curable organopolysiloxane composition, which is capable of giving a cured silicone rubber having excellent resistance against oils, e.g., automobile engine oil, and little responsible for foaming of the oil contaminated with the silicone rubber, can be prepared by first blending a silanol-terminated dimethyl polysiloxane, an iminoxy-substituted organosilane compound, e.g., vinyl tributanoxime silane, an organotin compound as a catalyst and an inorganic filler. e.g, zinc oxide, to give a uniform mixture and further admixing the uniform mixture with a trimethylsilyl-terminated dimethyl polysiloxane, an alkenyloxy-substituted organosilane compound, e.g., vinyl triisopropenyloxy silane, and a methyl polysiloxane having a network structure of the molecules as consisting of the monofunctional units of the formula (CH.sub.3).sub.3 SiO.sub.0.5 and tetrafunctional units of the formula SiO.sub.2 each in a specified amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignees: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masatoshi Arai, Shinichi Satoh, Tsuneo Kimura, Kazuyuki Suzuki, Tatsuya Kagosaki, Seiji Shimada