Patents by Inventor Shinichi Takase

Shinichi Takase 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: 20240243420
    Abstract: Provided is a wiring module configured to be attached to a plurality of power storage devices having electrode terminals. The wiring module includes: a plurality of busbar units: and wires connected to the busbar units. Each of the busbar units includes: a busbar connected to the electrode terminals; a circuit board, and a fixing means that fixes the circuit board to the busbar. A conductive path is routed on the circuit board, and the conductive path includes: a connection land electrically connected to the busbar; a wire land connected to the corresponding wire; and a chip fuse provided between the connection land and the wire land.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUMURA, Shinichi TAKASE
  • Patent number: 11997790
    Abstract: A coupling structure in a wiring board including a printed wiring board and a flexible printed wiring board overlaid on the printed wiring board. The printed wiring board includes a first conductive line on a surface adjacent to the flexible printed wiring board. The flexible printed wiring board includes a second conductive line on a surface on an opposite side from the printed wiring board. The flexible printed wiring board includes a conduction-purpose through hole adjacent to the second conductive line and in which a section of the first conductive line is disposed. The first conductive line of the printed wiring board and the second conductive line of the flexible wiring board are electrically connected to each other with a conductive member disposed in the conduction-purpose through hole. The conductive member is covered with a resin having an insulating property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Yoshiro Adachi
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 11602050
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board includes: a proximal end portion; a left strip portion and a right strip portion that extend in the rear direction from the proximal end portion; and conductive paths, a portion of which is provided spanning from the proximal end portion to the left strip portion, and another portion of which is provided spanning from the proximal end portion to the right strip portion. In portions of the conductive path in the left strip portion and the right strip portion, strip side connecting portions that are electrically connected to electrode terminals of electricity storage devices are provided. In the left strip portion, a deformation portion that deforms to increase the distance between the left strip portion and the right strip portion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Hideaki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20230047654
    Abstract: A wiring module includes a first flexible printed circuit and a second flexible printed circuit that is separate from the first flexible printed circuit. The first flexible printed circuit and the second flexible printed circuit are arranged so as to be continuous in a first direction and are shaped as a band that extends in the first direction. A connector is mounted to each of the first flexible printed circuit and the second flexible printed circuit. The fitting direction in which the connector mounted to the first flexible printed circuit is fitted to a partner connector is different from the fitting direction in which the connector mounted to the second flexible printed circuit is fitted to a partner connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi TAKASE, Xueqing DONG, Hiroomi HIRAMITSU, Yuto SATO
  • Publication number: 20230050674
    Abstract: A wiring module to be attached to a plurality of power storage devices arranged in an arrangement direction, the wiring module including: an insulating protector; and a flexible printed wiring board disposed in the protector, wherein the protector has a shape extending in the arrangement direction, the flexible printed wiring board includes a main body part extending in the arrangement direction and disposed in the protector, and an extension piece extending from the main body part, the extension piece has a curved portion that is curved, and the extension piece is inverted by the curved portion, and the protector includes a locking part that locks to the extension piece from a direction to prevent the curved portion from deforming back to an original shape thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA
  • 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: 20220394855
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board includes an electrically conductive line and a land that is connected to the electrically conductive line and to be connected to a terminal. The land includes soldering portions that have metal surfaces and to which the terminal is to be soldered. A dividing section is between the soldering portions and the dividing section has a non-metal surface and defines each of the soldering portions that are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Tsutomu KITAJIMA, Yoshiro ADACHI, Yuuki OOHASHI, Manabu SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20220394856
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board including a terminal includes a flexible printed circuit board that includes an electrically conductive line and the terminal soldered to the flexible printed circuit board. The flexible printed circuit board includes a land and a soldering restricting section. The land is electrically connected to the electrically conductive line and has a metal surface and is soldered to the terminal. The soldering restricting section has a non-metal surface and is not soldered to the terminal. The terminal includes an overlapping section and a protrusion section. The overlapping section overlaps the land and is soldered to the land and includes a removed section that is formed in such a manner that a portion is partially removed in a predefined area. The protruding section is continuous from the overlapping section and protrudes to an area that does not overlap the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Tsutomu KITAJIMA, Yoshiro ADACHI, Yuuki OOHASHI, Manabu SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20220377881
    Abstract: A battery wiring module includes a plurality of connecting members to be connected to electrode terminals and a flexible printed circuit board having a plurality of voltage detection lines for detecting the voltages of a plurality of power storage elements via the plurality of connecting members, at least one of the plurality of voltage detection lines being constituted to include a front surface wiring and a back surface wiring respectively formed on a front surface and a back surface of the flexible printed circuit board, and a front-back conduction part passing through the flexible printed circuit board in the plate thickness direction and connecting the front surface wiring and the back surface wiring, and the resistance value per unit length of the front-back conduction part being less than or equal to the maximum resistance value per unit length of the front surface wiring and the back surface wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE
  • 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
  • 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: 11473979
    Abstract: A sensor unit disclosed herein is a temperature sensor unit to be attached to an energy storage device. The temperature sensor unit includes an FPC to be positioned on an energy storage device body, a temperature sensor connected to a detection line of the FPC, a housing disposed on the FPC and covering the temperature sensor, and a biasing member elastically and deformably held in the housing and configured to bias the lower housing of the housing toward the energy storage device body by elastic restoring force to bring the temperature sensor into contact with the energy storage device body with the FPC therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takase, Yasuhiko Kotera, Isamu Hamamoto, Yoshifumi Uchita, Takayuki Tsumagari, Yusuke Suzuki, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20220295631
    Abstract: A flexible printed wiring board according to an aspect includes a base film, a conductive pattern disposed on one surface of the base film, and an extra length absorbing portion protruding from the base film and disposed in a direction of a plane, the extra length absorbing portion including a pattern connected portion connected to the conductive pattern, a coupling portion having a first linear wiring portion, a first arcuate wiring portion, and a second linear wiring portion coupled in this order continuously from the pattern connected portion, and a connecting terminal connected to the coupling portion, the pattern connected portion and the connecting terminal being opposite to each other in a direction in which the extra length absorbing portion protrudes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji HAHAKURA, Shinichi TAKASE, Yoshifumi UCHITA, Hideo TAKAHASHI