Patents by Inventor Takashi Sone

Takashi Sone 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: 20220013950
    Abstract: A connector according to the present invention includes a terminal fitting, a housing component which houses the terminal fitting, and an annular water cut-off member which is assembled to an outer peripheral surface of the fitting portion of the housing component and brings an outer peripheral side of the water cut-off member into close contact with an inner peripheral surface of a mating fitting portion at a fitting completion position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Takashi SONE
  • Patent number: 11208001
    Abstract: A vehicle management system is provided. The system carries out at least one of controlling a supply of power from an onboard power unit in a parked vehicle to the exterior and controlling charging of the onboard power unit from the exterior. The system comprises a control unit for controlling the supply of power or charging between the onboard power unit and the exterior; a transaction managing unit for managing the supply of power or charging between the onboard power unit and the exterior; and a payment point setting unit for setting a payment point for a user associated with the parked vehicle, wherein the payment point setting unit sets the payment point on the basis of transaction information recorded by the transaction managing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yokoyama, Tomohide Haraguchi, Takashi Sone
  • Publication number: 20210399442
    Abstract: A connector includes: a plate-shaped conductor having a through hole through which a fastening member is inserted; a housing holding the conductor and having an abutment surface; a nut having a screw hole into which the fastening member is screwed, and fixed to the housing along a first direction that is a direction in which the conductor extends; a support member fixed to the housing and restricting the nut from escaping from the housing; and a holding structure holding the nut, wherein the abutment surface is a surface against which a side surface of the nut abuts, such that the screw hole is positioned to be concentric with the through hole, and the holding structure holds the nut in a state where the side surface of the nut abuts against the abutment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke YAMANASHI, Takashi SONE
  • Publication number: 20210384665
    Abstract: A cover has both ends in an extension direction being connected to an insulating member body. A dividing portion formed in a part of the extension direction divides the cover into a first section and a second section. The first section and the second section come into contact with a spring contact when a male terminal contact portion is inserted between a pair of female terminal contact portions. On contact with the spring contact, the first section and the second section elastically deform at least in an opposing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya MINAMINO, Takashi SONE
  • Publication number: 20210320452
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a first and second housings and a seal member. The second housing includes a groove portion and a protruding portion having an outer circumferential surface. The groove portion includes a bottom surface, a first side wall and a second side wall. The protruding portion extends from the second side wall toward the first side wall. The outer circumferential surface has an inclined surface inclined such that an end thereof is closer to the bottom surface than another end. When the first housing and the second housing are attached to each other, an end portion of the first housing face the outer circumferential surface. The seal member includes an engaging portion to engage with the protruding portion to prevent the seal member from moving in a circumferential direction with respect to the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Takashi SONE, Yoshinori HAGITA
  • Publication number: 20210320453
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a seal member. The housing includes a groove portion and a protruding portion. The seal member is attached to the groove portion. The groove portion opens outward in a radial direction of the housing and has a bottom surface, a first side wall and a second side wall. The protruding portion extends from the second side wall toward the first side wall and has an end surface. The end surface has an inclined surface inclined such that an outer end of the inclined surface in the radial direction is closer to the first side wall than an inner end of the inclined surface. A first distance between the outer end and the bottom surface is greater than a second distance between the bottom surface and an outer end of a side surface of the seal member in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Takashi SONE, Yoshinori HAGITA
  • Publication number: 20210091503
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes: a terminal fitting; an insulating covering member attachable and detachable from one end in a virtual axis direction of the terminal fitting along the virtual axis direction; and a locking structure undetachably locking the covering member to the terminal fitting. The covering member includes two covering portions sandwiching and covering, in a direction orthogonal to the virtual axis direction, covering target portions at opposite ends of the terminal fitting, the covering target portions are areas capable of being finger-touch prevention targets, the locking structure includes, for each of combinations of the covering target portions and the covering portions, a locking protrusion provided in one of the covering target portion and the covering portion, and a locking groove provided in the other of the covering target portion and the covering portion and configured to lock the locking protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki MORI, Takashi SONE, Daisuke YAMANASHI
  • Publication number: 20200398693
    Abstract: A management system for managing power for a battery mounted in a parked vehicle, includes a control unit configured to, out of power feeding from an electrical grid to the battery and power transmitting from the battery to the electrical grid, be capable of the power feeding at least; and an instruction unit configured to transmit an instruction for causing an electrical device of the vehicle relating to an environment for an occupant on the vehicle to start operating when a power management period for the battery has ended. The control unit feeds power that is consumed by the operation of the electrical device from the electrical grid to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohide Haraguchi, Shinichi Yokoyama, Takashi Sone, Keiichi Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20200328595
    Abstract: A power management system, which has a holding function capable of holding power in the form of storable energy, and a supply function for supplying power procured from a contractor to the holding function, sets a utilizable range of storable energy held by the holding function. In the setting, if an amount of storable energy held by the holding function exceeds a predetermined amount, an excess of the storable energy exceeding the predetermined amount is set as utilizable storable energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Yasuda, Shinichi Yokoyama, Tomohide Haraguchi, Takashi Sone
  • Publication number: 20200317075
    Abstract: A vehicle management system is provided. The system carries out at least one of controlling a supply of power from an onboard power unit in a parked vehicle to the exterior and controlling charging of the onboard power unit from the exterior. The system comprises a control unit for controlling the supply of power or charging between the onboard power unit and the exterior; a transaction managing unit for managing the supply of power or charging between the onboard power unit and the exterior; and a payment point setting unit for setting a payment point for a user associated with the parked vehicle, wherein the payment point setting unit sets the payment point on the basis of transaction information recorded by the transaction managing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yokoyama, Tomohide Haraguchi, Takashi Sone
  • Patent number: 10431938
    Abstract: A shield shell includes a housing accommodation portion and a shield member mounting portion. The shield member mounting portion is formed to be continuous to the housing accommodation portion. A shield member fixing part is provided on an outer surface of the shield member mounting portion. The shield member fixing part has an inclined shape in which a cross-section taken along an axial direction of the shield member mounting portion expands outwards from a base end side of the shield member mounting portion toward an open end side of the shield member mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiko Sato, Takashi Sone
  • Patent number: 10336211
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: an upper case having an upper-case side flange and a lower case having a lower-case side flange opposing the upper case-side flange, wherein the battery pack is provided with an upper case-side depending wall that depends from an outer edge of the upper case-side flange beyond the lower case-side flange, with the upper case-side depending wall being spaced from an outer edge of the lower case-side flange, and a lower case-side depending wall that depends from the outer edge of the lower case-side flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Takahiro Kato, Takashi Sone
  • Patent number: 10340639
    Abstract: A shielded connector includes a shield shell and a shield member. The shield shell includes a shield member mounting portion on which the shield member is mounted by fastening of a binding member. The shield member mounting portion includes a fastening position aligning unit on an outer surface thereof. The fastening position aligning unit includes an inclined portion and a binding member movement restricting portion. The inclined portion is inclined in a tapered shape from a base end side of the shield member mounting portion toward an open end side. The binding member movement restricting portion restricts the binding member from moving toward the open end side of the shield member mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Saito, Takashi Sone
  • Patent number: 10236614
    Abstract: A connection device to which a relay connector is applied includes relay terminals that have first connection portions capable of being elastically deformed along a first direction, second connection portions capable of being elastically deformed along the first direction, and coupling portions connecting the first and second connection portions, and are formed integrally with the first and second connection portions, and the coupling portions, and a holding unit that holds the relay terminal and has reaction force receiving portions supporting the coupling portions with such positional relation that first counterpart terminals are capable of being connected to the first connection portions from one side in the first direction and second counterpart terminals are capable of being connected to the second connection portions from the other side in the first direction and receiving reaction forces with elastic deformation of the first and second connection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuminori Sugiyama, Shigeo Mori, Takashi Sone
  • Publication number: 20180361874
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: an upper case having an upper-case side flange and a lower case having a lower-case side flange opposing the upper case-side flange, wherein the battery pack is provided with an upper case-side depending wall that depends from an outer edge of the upper case-side flange beyond the lower case-side flange, with the upper case-side depending wall being spaced from an outer edge of the lower case-side flange, and a lower case-side depending wall that depends from the outer edge the lower case-side flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Naoki KOBAYASHI, Hiroyuki KIKUCHI, Takahiro KATO, Takashi SONE
  • Publication number: 20180358759
    Abstract: A shield shell includes a housing accommodation portion and a shield member mounting portion. The shield member mounting portion is formed to be continuous to the housing accommodation portion. A shield member fixing part is provided on an outer surface of the shield member mounting portion. The shield member fixing part has an inclined shape in which a cross-section taken along an axial direction of the shield member mounting portion expands outwards from a base end side of the shield member mounting portion toward an open end side of the shield member mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Takahiko Sato, Takashi Sone
  • Publication number: 20180358758
    Abstract: A shielded connector includes a shield shell and a shield member. The shield shell includes a shield member mounting portion on which the shield member is mounted by fastening of a binding member. The shield member mounting portion includes a fastening position aligning unit on an outer surface thereof. The fastening position aligning unit includes an inclined portion and a binding member movement restricting portion. The inclined portion is inclined in a tapered shape from a base end side of the shield member mounting portion toward an open end side. The binding member movement restricting portion restricts the binding member from moving toward the open end side of the shield member mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Akihiro Saito, Takashi Sone
  • Publication number: 20180175534
    Abstract: A connection device to which a relay connector is applied includes relay terminals that have first connection portions capable of being elastically deformed along a first direction, second connection portions capable of being elastically deformed along the first direction, and coupling portions connecting the first and second connection portions, and are formed integrally with the first and second connection portions, and the coupling portions, and a holding unit that holds the relay terminal and has reaction force receiving portions supporting the coupling portions with such positional relation that first counterpart terminals are capable of being connected to the first connection portions from one side in the first direction and second counterpart terminals are capable of being connected to the second connection portions from the other side in the first direction and receiving reaction forces with elastic deformation of the first and second connection portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Fuminori Sugiyama, Shigeo Mori, Takashi Sone
  • Patent number: 9660182
    Abstract: A plasma processing method of etching a multilayered material having a structure where a first magnetic layer 105 and a second magnetic layer 103 are stacked with an insulating layer 104 therebetween is performed by a plasma processing apparatus 10 including a processing chamber 12 where a processing space S is formed; and a gas supply unit 44 of supplying a processing gas into the processing space, and includes a first etching process where the first magnetic layer is etched by supplying a first processing gas and generating plasma, and the first etching process is stopped on a surface of the insulating layer; and a second etching process where a residue Z is removed by supplying a second processing gas and generating plasma. The first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer contain CoFeB, the first processing gas contains Cl2, and the second processing gas contains H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Sone, Daisuke Urayama, Masato Kushibiki, Nao Koizumi, Wataru Kume, Eiichi Nishimura, Fumiko Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9647206
    Abstract: Provided is a method for etching an etching target layer of a workpiece. The workpiece has a mask on the etching target layer. The etching target layer and the mask are formed from respective materials for which etching efficiency by a plasma of a rare gas having an atomic number greater than an atomic number of argon is higher than etching efficiency for the materials by a plasma of argon gas. The mask is formed from a material having a melting point higher than that of the etching target layer. The method includes (a) exposing the workpiece to a plasma of a first process gas containing a first rare gas having an atomic number greater than the atomic number of argon, and (b) exposing the workpiece to a plasma of a second process gas containing a second rare gas having an atomic number less than the atomic number of argon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuru Hashimoto, Takashi Sone, Eiichi Nishimura, Keiichi Shimoda