Patents by Inventor Terumitsu Sugimoto

Terumitsu Sugimoto 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: 20200413506
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus includes a plurality of full-color LED units. Constant current values of the constant current elements are set such that the plurality of full-color LED units come closer to a same chromaticity as compared with a case in which all the constant current elements of all the full-color LED units have a same constant current value. As a result in at least one of the plurality of full-color LED units, at least one of the plurality of constant current elements is set to a constant current value different from that of the other constant current elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shohei YAMAMOTO, Terumitsu SUGIMOTO, Moyu TANAKA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200391680
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes: the housing, or a plurality of communication connectors provided therein; a communication switch circuit, which is provided inside the housing, has a communication relay function and controls a communication path between the plurality of communication connectors; and a common power supply circuit, which is provided inside the housing and capable of supplying common power generated based on the power from the input side power supply line to a plurality of electric circuits including the communication switch circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Masashi Suzuki, Kenichi Katsumata, Jun Goto
  • Publication number: 20200396577
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication system including independent communication hub devices each incorporating a function of relaying communication and a function of controlling a communication path among a plurality of communication connectors, in which each of the communication hub devices includes an internal power supply unit configured to generate, based on input power supply power supplied from a main power supply on a vehicle side, stabilized power supply power necessary for operation of an internal circuit, and a backup power supply output unit configured to supply the input power supply power or the stabilized power supply power generated by the internal power supply unit to the other communication hub device as backup power, in which a backup power supply line is provided which connects the backup power supply output units of the plurality of communication hub devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Masashi Suzuki, Kenichi Katsumata, Jun Goto
  • 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: 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: 10773661
    Abstract: A control device includes a plurality of input ports to which electrical components are connected, a potential setting unit that sets the plurality of input ports to have any one of a first reference potential and a second reference potential different from the first reference potential, an ID specifying unit that specifies identification information of the control device based on a combination of electric potentials of the plurality of input ports, a storage unit that stores the specified identification information, and a control unit that controls the electrical component based on the specified identification information. In the control device, in a given case, the ID specifying unit prohibits the identification information specified at the start of the control device from being written into the storage unit for a prescribed time, and specifies the identification information again after the prescribed time and writes it into the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terumitsu Sugimoto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200253018
    Abstract: A control device including a CPU is provided. The CPU divides a plurality of pulses into first and second groups, and creates a schedule in which on-timing and off-timing of the plurality of pulses are designated such that off-timing of a first pulse among the plurality of pulses and on-timing of a second pulse among the plurality of pulses are simultaneous with each other. The CPU sets in a timer for counting time, time from a time point where the timer finishes counting the time already set to on-timing or off-timing of a pulse to be first turned on or off after the time point in accordance with the schedule. Further, the CPU turns on or off the pulse in accordance with the schedule when the timer finishes counting the set time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terumitsu SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200245429
    Abstract: A control device including a CPU is provided. The CPU outputs a plurality of pulses each having a duty set independently to LED. The CPU creates a schedule in which on-timing and off-timing of the plurality of pluses are designated such that the on-timing or the off-timing of two or more of the plurality of pulses is respectively not close to each other based on the set duty and a duty of the pulse. Further, the CPU sets, in a timer for counting time, time from a time point where the timer finishes counting the time already set to on-timing or off-timing of a pulse to be first turned on or off after the time point in accordance with the schedule. The CPU turns on or off the pulse in accordance with the schedule when the timer finishes counting the set time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terumitsu SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10703307
    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: July 7, 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: 10647274
    Abstract: A vehicular circuit body includes a plurality of control boxes, a trunk line that connects the plurality of control boxes to each other, and a branch line that directly or indirectly 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. Each of the plurality of control boxes includes a plurality of branch line connection portions to and from which the communication line of the branch line is attachable and detachable. Each of the plurality of branch line connection portions is provided with a lock function portion that is physically or electrically brought into a lock state in a case where the branch line is not connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 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: 10576913
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a vehicle wire harness includes one end to be electrically connected to a control unit mounted on a vehicle and the other end to be electrically connected to one or more light sources. The vehicle wire harness further includes a driver operation portion configured to receive a control signal designating a lighting form for the one or more light sources from the control unit and to output a drive pattern for driving the one or more light sources. The driver operation portion is subordinate to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terumitsu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10576916
    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 directly or indirectly 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. The communication line of the trunk line is routed so that the plurality of control boxes are connected in a ring form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 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: 10560991
    Abstract: A light emitting device capable of reducing the number of parts while suppressing temperature rise of a light source board. Each of a plurality of LED units has an LED boards, and constant current boards. LED board is equipped with a blue LED, a red LED, and a green LED, LED board is equipped with a blue LED, a red LED, and a green LED. A constant board is equipped with a constant current circuit supplying constant current to the red LEDs and having the largest driving current. The constant current board is equipped with constant current circuits supplying constant current to the remaining blue LEDs, and the green LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terumitsu Sugimoto, Koji Ikegaya
  • Patent number: 10522267
    Abstract: A wire harness structure includes a main harness that has a trunk harness routed on a vehicle, and has at least one branch harness having one end connected to the trunk harness as a branch and the other end electrically connected to an electrical device mounted on the vehicle; and a branch connection mechanism to which at least one additional electrical device mounted on the vehicle is electrically connected, and which is connected to the main harness in a retrofitting manner as a branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terumitsu Sugimoto, Mototatsu Matsunaga, Tsuyoshi Uchikura, Yoichi Maki
  • Patent number: 10454704
    Abstract: In network communication system, a master unit's controller transmits a command signal to a CXPI bus. The controller specifies values of turning-on intervals of loads as delay time lengths in a delay area of the command signal, and specifies ports of slave units in an output port specification area in a specified order corresponding to turning-on order of the loads. The microcomputer of each slave unit receives the command signal from the CXPI bus. The microcomputer acquires a specified number of a port of the own slave unit specified as an instruction target in the output port specification area, integrates specified values in the delay area, and outputs the operation signal to the specified port at a timing delayed from the reception of the command signal by the time length calculated by the integration. The number of specified values is a number obtained by subtracting 1 from the specified number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakagawa, Terumitsu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10442347
    Abstract: An in-vehicle illumination system which is to be disposed in a door of a vehicle has: a door warning lamp which is disposed in the vicinity of a door handle that is operated when the door is to be opened, and which indicates an open/close state of the door; a door handle illumination lamp which illuminates the door handle; a decorative lamp which emits decorative light; and a first control connector having a first control apparatus which controls ON/OFF states of the door warning lamp, the door handle illumination lamp, and the decorative lamp. The first control apparatus of the first control connector causes, when the door is in an open state, the door warning lamp, the door handle illumination lamp, and the decorative lamp to be lighted ON with a predetermined warning color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuma Noboritate, Kazuya Sato, Terumitsu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10434939
    Abstract: A vehicular illumination mechanism is mountable on a vehicle having a loading and unloading mechanism for moving a wheelchair between the vehicle and a road surface. The loading and unloading mechanism has an upper face portion and is movable between a stored position and an extended position. The vehicular illumination mechanism includes a position detection portion that is configured to detect a position of the loading and unloading mechanism, an illuminating lamp that is configured to illuminate the upper face portion of the loading and unloading mechanism extended to the extended position, and an illumination control portion that is configured to light the illuminating lamp when the position detection portion detects that the loading and unloading mechanism is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terumitsu Sugimoto, Kazuya Sato, Kazuma Noboritate
  • Publication number: 20190305984
    Abstract: In network communication system, a master unit's controller transmits a command signal to a CXPI bus. The controller specifies values of turning-on intervals of loads as delay time lengths in a delay area of the command signal, and specifies ports of slave units in an output port specification area in a specified order corresponding to turning-on order of the loads. The microcomputer of each slave unit receives the command signal from the CXPI bus. The microcomputer acquires a specified number of a port of the own slave unit specified as an instruction target in the output port specification area, integrates specified values in the delay area, and outputs the operation signal to the specified port at a timing delayed from the reception of the command signal by the time length calculated by the integration. The number of specified values is a number obtained by subtracting 1 from the specified number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKAGAWA, Terumitsu SUGIMOTO