Patents by Inventor Takenori Tsuchiya

Takenori Tsuchiya 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: 10249917
    Abstract: A power source device includes: a battery assembly including a plurality of battery cells which are aligned; a bus bar module formed by linking a plurality of bus bar storing portions which store a plurality of bus bars which link and connect electrodes of the battery assembly; a smoke exhausting duct provided on one side of the battery assembly; and a control board provided on the smoke exhausting duct and electrically connected to a voltage detection terminal for detecting a voltage of each of the battery cells. In the smoke exhausting duct, a portion where the control board is provided is in a flattened shape having a smaller height and a larger width in comparison with another portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Koji Koizumi, Takenori Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20190020011
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a bus bar, a first module, and a second module. The bus bar extends in a predetermined direction and includes a first region, a second region and an intermediate region. The first module includes a plurality of cells each including a negative electrode terminal connected to the first region. The second module includes a plurality of cells each including a positive electrode terminal connected to the second region. The negative electrode terminals are arranged in the predetermined direction in the first region. The positive electrode terminals are arranged in the predetermined direction in the second region. In a cross section perpendicular to the predetermined direction, a cross-sectional area of the intermediate region is greater than a cross-sectional area of at least a part of the first region and is greater than a cross-sectional area of at least a part of the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi YAMANAKA, Yusuke SUZUKI, Takenori TSUCHIYA
  • Patent number: 10153070
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a wire harness includes at least one bundle of an electric wire group in which a plurality of electric wires are linearly arranged, a damming part made of a hard resin material, the damming part which surrounds a part of the electric wire group in an extension direction of the electric wire group and which includes an outer periphery shape part according to a shape of a trapezoidal through hole in an electric wire group insertion part with a divided structure, and a water stop material which prevents water from entering a gap between the electric wire group insertion part and the outer periphery shape part and which is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimitoshi Makino, Tetsuro Saimoto, Akihito Shibuya, Masaaki Sugiyama, Masataka Yamamoto, Kenji Kinezuka, Shinya Matsurra, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takafumi Mori, Takenori Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20180337387
    Abstract: A conductive module includes a first conductive member electrically connected to at least one electrode terminal of a battery module, a second conductive member electrically connected to the first conductive member and an electrical connection target, and an accommodation member accommodating the first and second conductive members. The accommodation member includes an accommodation body having a first accommodation chamber that accommodates the first conductive member and a second accommodation chamber that accommodates the second conductive member, a lid body closing an opening of the second accommodation chamber such that the second conductive member does not come out of the second accommodation chamber, and a hinge body rotating the lid body, a first holding mechanism holding a side of the lid body opposite to the hinge body at the closing position, and a second holding mechanism holding the hinge body side of the lid body at the closing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Takao Shoji, Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Michio Ota, Hideki Inoue, Takenori Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20180277823
    Abstract: A battery includes: an electrode body; an electrode current collector; a sealing body; an external terminal; an electrical conductor connected to the external terminal; a deforming plate sealing an opening of the electrical conductor, electrically connected to the electrical conductor and to the current collector, and deformed when an internal pressure reaches a predetermined pressure; and a first insulator between the deforming plate and the current collector. The current collector includes a base, and a lead connecting to the electrode body. First to fourth fasteners fasten the base and the first insulator. Between the first and second fasteners, the base is electrically connected to the deforming plate. The second fastener is closer to the lead than the first fastener. The second fastener is closer to a connection between the deforming plate and the electrode current collector than a position of the first insulator supported toward the sealing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicants: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichirou Yoshida, Hiroyuki Inoue, Eiji Okutani, Takashi Tokunaga, Toshihiro Takada, Takenori Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9893395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery cooling structure for cooling a battery mounted in a vehicle. This battery cooling structure includes a battery pack (20) within which the battery is housed in an internal space; an air supplying device (26) that is configured to send cooling air to the battery pack (20); and an air exhausting device (30) is configured to discharge exhaust air from the battery pack (20). The battery pack (20) is arranged under a rear seat (10) of the vehicle. An exhaust vent (54) of the air exhausting device 30) is provided on a floor surface in a rearward space behind the rear seat (10) in the vehicle, and discharges the exhaust air from the battery pack (20) upward into the rearward space from the exhaust vent (54) provided in the floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Tsuchiya, Shogo Yoneda, Ryuichi Oomuta, Tetsuo Watanabe, Yosuke Maruta
  • Publication number: 20170372817
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a wire harness includes at least one bundle of an electric wire group in which a plurality of electric wires are linearly arranged, a damming part made of a hard resin material, the damming part which surrounds a part of the electric wire group in an extension direction of the electric wire group and which includes an outer periphery shape part according to a shape of a trapezoidal through hole in an electric wire group insertion part with a divided structure, and a water stop material which prevents water from entering a gap between the electric wire group insertion part and the outer periphery shape part and which is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimitoshi MAKINO, Tetsuro SAIMOTO, Akihito SHIBUYA, Masaaki SUGIYAMA, Masataka YAMAMOTO, Kenji KINEZUKA, Shinya MATSUURA, Yasuhiro SUZUKI, Takafumi MORI, Takenori TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20170368729
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a wire harness which includes at least one bundle of an electric wire group in which a plurality of electric wires are linearly arranged, and a damming part made of a resin material surrounding a part of the electric wire group in an extending direction of the electric wire group and including an outer periphery shape part according to an inner peripheral shape of an electric wire group insertion part, the manufacturing method includes a mold clamping step of disposing a part of the one bundle of the electric wire group and mold clamping an upper mold and a lower mold and an injection step of performing low pressure injection of a larger amount of molten resin than a volume of a cavity into the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicants: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimitoshi MAKINO, Tetsuro SAIMOTO, Akihito SHIBUYA, Naoya KAWASAKI, Masaaki SUGIYAMA, Masataka YAMAMOTO, Kenji KINEZUKA, Shinya MATSUURA, Yasuhiro SUZUKI, Takafumi MORI, Takenori TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20160380318
    Abstract: A power source device includes: a battery assembly (40) including a plurality of battery cells (4) which are aligned; a bus bar module (6) formed by linking a plurality of bus bar storing portions (61) which store a plurality of bus bars (1) which link and connect electrodes (41, 42) of the battery assembly; a smoke exhausting duct (3) provided on one side of the battery assembly; and a control board (2) provided on the smoke exhausting duct and electrically connected to a voltage detection terminal for detecting a voltage of each of the battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicants: Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki ICHIKAWA, Koji KOIZUMI, Takenori TSUCHIYA
  • Patent number: 9487077
    Abstract: A temperature adjustment structures includes a first duct, a blower, and a second duct. The first duct includes an intake port. The blower is connected to the first duct and configured to take in air through the intake port. The blower is placed forward of an electric storage apparatus in the vehicle. The second duct is connected to the blower and the electric storage apparatus and configured to direct the air from the blower to the electric storage apparatus. The second duct extends downward in the vehicle from the blower toward the electric storage apparatus. The electric storage apparatus is housed in a recessed portion of a floor panel, and the recessed portion is located below a luggage compartment of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Tsuchiya, Koichi Nagamine, Toyotaka Maeda, Yusuke Katayama, Kazuhiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160294026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery cooling structure for cooling a battery mounted in a vehicle. This battery cooling structure includes a battery pack, a blower, and an intake air duct. The battery pack houses the battery in an internal space. The blower is configured to deliver cooling air into the battery pack. The intake air duct is connected to an intake side of the blower. Also, an inlet (62) of the intake air duct (60) is provided only on a side surface on a door side of a lower trim (12) positioned on an outer edge of a space below a seat cushion (10a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori TSUCHIYA, Shogo YONEDA, Ryuichi OOMUTA, Tetsuo WATANABE, Yosuke MARUTA
  • Publication number: 20160261011
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery cooling structure for cooling a battery mounted in a vehicle. This battery cooling structure includes a battery pack (20) within which the battery is housed in an internal space; an air supplying device (26) that is configured to send cooling air to the battery pack (20); and an air exhausting device (30) is configured to discharge exhaust air from the battery pack (20). The battery pack (20) is arranged under a rear seat (10) of the vehicle. An exhaust vent (54) of the air exhausting device 30) is provided on a floor surface in a rearward space behind the rear seat (10) in the vehicle, and discharges the exhaust air from the battery pack (20) upward into the rearward space from the exhaust vent (54) provided in the floor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori TSUCHIYA, Shogo YONEDA, Ryuichi OOMUTA, Tetsuo WATANABE, Yosuke MARUTA
  • Publication number: 20160023547
    Abstract: A temperature adjustment structures includes a first duct, a blower, and a second duct. The first duct includes an intake port. The blower is connected to the first duct and configured to take in air through the intake port. The blower is placed forward of an electric storage apparatus in the vehicle. The second duct is connected to the blower and the electric storage apparatus and configured to direct the air from the blower to the electric storage apparatus. The second duct extends downward in the vehicle from the blower toward the electric storage apparatus. The electric storage apparatus is housed in a recessed portion of a floor panel, and the recessed portion is located below a luggage compartment of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Takenori TSUCHIYA, Koichi NAGAMINE, Toyotaka MAEDA, Yusuke KATAYAMA, Kazuhiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20150372268
    Abstract: A duct holding structure includes insulating resin busbar modules (11a, 11b) which are attached to a battery assembly body (2) in which plural batteries (1) are arranged and connected to each other in series, and hold busbars (9) each of which connects electrodes of adjoining ones of the batteries (1); and an insulating resin duct (3) which is attached to the battery assembly body (2) while covering gas vents that are formed through an electrode surface (6) from which the electrodes of the batteries (1) project. The duct (3) and the busbar modules (11a, 11b) are provided with lock mechanisms (23) which lock the busbar modules (11a, 11b) on the duct (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki ICHIKAWA, Koji KOIZUMI, Takenori TSUCHIYA
  • Patent number: 9196889
    Abstract: An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takenori Tsuchiya, Hiroki Nagai, Masahide Hikosaka
  • Patent number: 9196891
    Abstract: An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takenori Tsuchiya, Hiroki Nagai, Masahide Hikosaka
  • Patent number: 9065125
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus 1 includes: a battery cell assembly 2 including battery cells 3 having a positive terminal 11 at one end and a negative terminal 12 at the other end; a busbar module 5 attached to the assembly 2 and configured to connect the cells 3 in series with each other; and a pair of electric wires 9 connected to electrodes 11, 12 taking out a voltage of the series-connected cells 3. The busbar module 5 includes: bus bars 6 configured to connect the positive terminal 11 and the negative terminal 12 of the mutually adjacent battery cells 3 of the assembly 2; a plate 8 disposed on the assembly 2 with the bus bars 6 attached thereto; and an electric wire holding portion 18 provided on the plate 8 configured to hold one electric wire 9a of the pair of the electric wires 9. The electric wire holding portion 18 extends in the arrangement direction X in which the cells 3 are arranged at a central portion of the plate 8 in the width direction Z orthogonal to the direction X of the battery cells 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Katsunori Sato, Hideki Inoue, Motoo Nojima, Takenori Tsuchiya, Takao Shoji
  • Patent number: 9040194
    Abstract: An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takenori Tsuchiya, Hiroki Nagai, Masahide Hikosaka
  • Patent number: 9005804
    Abstract: An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takenori Tsuchiya, Hiroki Nagai, Masahide Hikosaka
  • Patent number: 8802277
    Abstract: An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takenori Tsuchiya, Hiroki Nagai, Masahide Hikosaka