Patents by Inventor Taku Furuta

Taku Furuta 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: 20220301745
    Abstract: There are provided an arrangement jig for a wire harness and a system for part manufacturing including: a plurality of blocks having a connector receiving unit that receives connectors of a wire harness; and a retaining unit that defines and retains a mutual positional relation between the plurality of blocks. The plurality of blocks have placement forms that are selectively deformable therebetween, the placement forms including: a developed form in which the connector receiving unit corresponds to a position of the connectors in an actual arrangement shape of the wire harness; and a folded form in which the plurality of blocks are tightly assembled for a storage. The retaining unit is provided to retain the mutual positional relation between the plurality of blocks when the placement form of the plurality of blocks is in the developed form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Takahiko Katsuramaki, Taku Furuta
  • Publication number: 20220297618
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 11430582
    Abstract: A flat routing material includes a flat conductive material and an insulating coating covering the conductive material. The routing material includes a bent portion as a part bending in an edgewise direction at a predetermined angle or more, and one or more folds extending toward the outer peripheral side of the bent portion are provided on at least the inner peripheral side of the bent portion. The folds are manufactured by press working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jiro Ito, Taku Furuta
  • Patent number: 11407371
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220200187
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped electric wire, a connector including the terminal-equipped electric wire and a manufacturing method of the connector are provided. The terminal-equipped electric wire includes an electric wire including a conductor core wire formed of a conductor material and a terminal formed of a composite metal material in which a plurality of types of metal materials are clad-bonded with each other. The terminal includes a first connection portion and a second connection portion, each of which is formed of a metal material of respective one of the plurality of types of metal materials. The conductor core wire is electrically connected to one of the first and second connection portions, the one corresponding to the conductor material forming the conductor core wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Taku Furuta, Ryo Hamada
  • Publication number: 20210241937
    Abstract: A flat routing material includes a flat conductive material and an insulating coating covering the conductive material. The routing material includes a bent portion as a part bending in an edgewise direction at a predetermined angle or more, and one or more folds extending toward the outer peripheral side of the bent portion are provided on at least the inner peripheral side of the bent portion. The folds are manufactured by press working.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jiro ITO, Taku FURUTA
  • Publication number: 20210197743
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10988092
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line, and that is routed in a vehicle body; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. The trunk line includes a first trunk line portion extending in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle body and a second trunk line portion extending in a leftward-and-rightward direction of the vehicle body. The plurality of control boxes include a branch control box that connects the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion, and distributes power from one of the first trunk line portion and the second trunk line portion to the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10974671
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that extends in a front-and-rear direction of a vehicle, a plurality of control boxes that are provided on the trunk line, and a branch line that connects the control box to an accessory. The trunk line and the branch line each includes a power line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The vehicle is divided into a plurality of regions. At least two control boxes are disposed in the regions which are different from each other, each of which includes a gateway conversing communication methods for the communication line of the branch line and the communication line of the trunk line. A plurality of the gateways are able to communicate with each other via the communication line of the trunk line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10967814
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes: a trunk line that includes a power source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity, and that is routed in a vehicle body; a branch line that is connected to an accessory; and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line, each having a control unit that distributes at least one of power from the power source line, supplied to the trunk line, and a signal from the communication line, to the branch line connected to the trunk line. The trunk line is formed of a routing material having at least one kind of conductor among a flat conductor, a round bar conductor, and a stranded wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Patent number: 10946818
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that includes a power source line and a communication line and is routed in a vehicle body, and a plurality of control boxes that are disposed in a distribution manner along the trunk line. In a vehicle, a first power source supplies power to an accessory mounted on the vehicle and a second power source supplies power which is higher in voltage than the power of the first power source to a drive source of the vehicle. The vehicular circuit body further includes a voltage drop unit that reduces the voltage of the power supplied from the second power source, to the voltage of the power of the first power source. To the power source line of the trunk line, the power from the first power source is supplied, and the power from the second power source is supplied through the voltage drop unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10919465
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body provided in a vehicle, includes: a trunk line that extends in at least a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle; and a plurality of control boxes that are provided in the trunk line, in which the trunk line includes power source lines of two systems and a communication line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10882476
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a plurality of backbone control boxes, a backbone trunk line portion connecting the backbone trunk line portions to each other, and a branch line sub-harness. A trunk includes has a power source line and a communication line, and a control includes a trunk line connection portion and a branch line connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukinari Naganishi, Yasuyuki Saito, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10875479
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body provided in a vehicle includes a trunk line that extends in at least a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle and a plurality of control boxes that are provided in the trunk line. The trunk line includes a power source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The communication line is routed so that at least a part of the plurality of control boxes are connected in a ring form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10878978
    Abstract: A wire includes a metal wire which has a flat shape, and which is formed of a rigid body. The metal wire has a bending portion that is bendable at any position in a longitudinal direction of the metal wire. A vehicle includes the wire, the wire is disposed along a rocker panel inside the vehicle in a state of being extended in a straight line without being bent at the bending portion, and the bending portion is disposed at a connecting portion at which the rocker panel and a center pillar are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunori Takata, Hiroki Kawakami, Shinji Oshita, Taku Furuta
  • Patent number: 10850688
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body provided in a vehicle includes a trunk line that extends in at least a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle, a plurality of control boxes that are provided in the trunk line, and a branch line that directly or indirectly connects a control box to an accessory. The trunk line includes a power source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The branch line includes a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The communication line of the trunk line has a transmission path for an optical signal. The communication line of the branch line has a transmission path for an electric signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10807546
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a vehicular circuit body composed mainly a backbone trunk line portion provided in a vehicle and a plurality of backbone control boxes. An electrical connection path is realized with a structure which is simplified like a spine by connecting branch line sub-harnesses to backbone control boxes. An electrical connection between an engine room and a vehicle interior is performed by arranging a main power source cable and a part of a branch line sub-harness so as to penetrate a dash panel. Thus, it is possible to easily arrange the vehicular circuit body without reducing sealing performance of a portion penetrating the dash panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sasaki, Yasuyuki Saito, Taku Furuta, Yukinari Naganishi
  • Patent number: 10780847
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body provided in a vehicle includes: a trunk line that extends in at least a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle; and a plurality of control boxes that are provided in the trunk line, wherein each of the plurality of control boxes is able to connect with a branch line that is directly or indirectly connected to an accessory, and the trunk line includes a power source line and a communication line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda
  • Patent number: 10759363
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a trunk line that extends in at least a front-and-rear direction of a vehicle, a plurality of control boxes that are provided on the trunk line, and a branch line that connects the control box to an accessory. The trunk line and the branch line each includes a power source line having a predetermined current capacity and a communication line having a predetermined communication capacity. The control box includes a branch line connection portion to which the branch line is connected, and a branch line control unit that distributes power from the trunk line to the branch line by controlling the branch line connection portion according to a control program. The control program can be externally changed based on the accessory connected to the branch line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takamatsu, Koichi Uezono, Kousuke Kinoshita, Atsushi Nakata, Yasuyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Oiwa, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Taku Furuta, Noriaki Sasaki, Yukinari Naganishi, Sadaharu Okuda, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10734796
    Abstract: A flat wiring structure is including a plurality of layers, and includes a power supply layer, and a first ground layer and a second ground layer laminated with the power supply layer sandwiched therebetween. In a plan view of the flat wiring structure when viewed from a direction along a lamination direction of the first ground layer, the power supply layer, and the second ground layer, the power supply layer has a width in a short direction smaller than those of the first ground layer and the second ground layer, and the power supply layer is provided at a position covered with the first ground layer and the second ground layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Katagai, Hidehiko Matsui, Shinji Oshita, Atsuyuki Wakamatsu, Hiroki Kawakami, Kazunori Takata, Shin Umehara, Taku Furuta