Patents by Inventor Tooru Shimizu

Tooru Shimizu 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: 20210182843
    Abstract: A first user terminal used by a first user is configured to transmit a request for acquiring a settlement token to a first settlement server managed by a first settlement service provider available to the first user. The first settlement server generates a settlement token associated with a first service provider identifier for identifying the first settlement service provider and is configured to transmit the settlement token to the first user terminal. The first user terminal is configured to display a settlement code generated on the basis of the settlement token. A second user terminal registered in a second settlement server managed by a second settlement service provider different from the first settlement service provider is configured to transmit settlement information including a settlement token and a settlement price obtained by reading the settlement code to a relay server. The relay server acquires the first service provider identifier associated with the settlement token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro OKUYAMA, Tooru SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210158337
    Abstract: A payment processing device includes a payment request acquisition unit configured to acquire a payment request corresponding to a first payment scheme with respect to an amount of money to be paid by a user, a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a second payment scheme associated with the user satisfies a predetermined condition when the balance of an account of the user associated with the first payment scheme is less than the amount of money to be paid; and a payment unit configured to allow the balance of the account of the user in the first payment scheme to be insufficient and perform payment of the amount of money to be paid according to the first payment scheme if the determination unit determines that the second payment scheme satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tooru SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210097531
    Abstract: A settlement device includes an application reception unit that associates and stores a user ID for specifying a user and application information indicating an application to grant a privilege at the time of purchase of a target commodity in a storage unit when the user ID and the application information are acquired, a token generation unit that generates a settlement token and transmits the settlement token to a user terminal when a request for acquiring the user ID and a settlement code is received from a user terminal, a settlement information reception unit that is configured to receive the settlement information used to perform settlement of commodities, the settlement token, and privilege target commodity information for specifying a commodity which is a privilege target from a store terminal that is configured to read the settlement code according to the settlement token, and a privilege granting unit that is configured to grant the privilege corresponding to application information to the user when t
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tooru SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10644462
    Abstract: A charging connector for charging a battery installed in a vehicle includes a housing (51) with at least one accommodating chamber (64a) for at least partly accommodating at least one terminal fitting (10), and at least one sensor (S) mounted to at least one terminal fitting (10) by a shrinking tube (20). A corresponding method and a corresponding terminal fitting (10) also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tooru Shimizu, Heiko Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190036278
    Abstract: A charging connector for charging a battery installed in a vehicle includes a housing (51) with at least one accommodating chamber (64a) for at least partly accommodating at least one terminal fitting (10), and at least one sensor (S) mounted to at least one terminal fitting (10) by a shrinking tube (20). A corresponding method and a corresponding terminal fitting (10) also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Tooru SHIMIZU, Heiko SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 9543713
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (10) is connected to a battery mounted in a vehicle. The vehicle-side connector (10) includes a housing (20) configured such that a charging connector (80) is connected thereto. Vehicle-side terminals (40) individually are accommodated in cavities (28) in the housing (20) and are configured to be connected individually to charging terminals (83) in the charging connector (80) when the housing (20) and a charging-side fitting portion (81) in the charging connector (80) are connected. A resistance circuit unit (60) is accommodated in an accommodating portion (33) in the housing (20) and has a relay terminal (63) is arranged on a left side connected to a vehicle-side signal terminal (40B) and a relay terminal (63) is arranged on a right side connected to a vehicle-side ground terminal (40C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9543678
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (10) is connectable to a charging connector (1) for charging a battery in a vehicle and includes a housing (30) on the vehicle such that the charging connector (1) can fit therein from the front. Terminal fittings (11) connected respectively to wires (20P, 20S) are drawn out from the interior of the vehicle including the battery. Terminal accommodating chambers (40) are provided in the housing (30) and the respective terminal fittings (11) are inserted therein from behind. Each terminal fitting (11) is a round pin terminal (12) with a terminal connecting portion (13) on one end for connection to a charging terminal in the charging connector (1) and a wire connecting portion (14) on the other end to be crimped to an end of the wire (20P, 20S). The terminal connecting portion (13) is retained in the terminal accommodating chamber (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9505313
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (10) is provided for connection to a battery mounted in a vehicle. The vehicle-side connector (10) includes a housing (20) configured so that a charging connector (90) is connected thereto. Vehicle-side terminals (40) individually are accommodated in cavities (28) in the housing (20) and are configured to be connected individually to charging terminals (93) in the charging connector (90) when the housing (20) and a charging connector (90) are connected. A retainer (50) is configured to retain the vehicle-side terminals (40) in the cavities (28). A resistance circuit unit (70) is assembled into the retainer (50) and has a relay terminal (73) arranged on a left side connected to a vehicle-side signal terminal (40B) and a relay terminal (73) arranged on a right side is connected to a vehicle-side ground terminal (40C) out of the vehicle-side terminals (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9478909
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (10) is connected to a battery mounted in a vehicle and is configured so that a charging connector (50) connected to a charger is connectable thereto from the front. The vehicle-side connector (10) includes a forwardly open lock fitting (22) configured so that a tip part of a lock arm (54) in the charging connector (50) is fit therein from the front. A locked portion (25) in the lock fitting (22) is formed by mounting a metal lock plate (25B) on a base (25A). The lock plate (25B) is made of metal and is configured so that the tip part of the lock arm (54) is to be locked thereto. A mounting hole (25C) for mounting the lock plate (25B) from behind is formed on a back wall (22B) of the lock fitting (22) and a cover (15) is provided to close the mounting hole (25C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tooru Shimizu, Toshiyuki Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20160031336
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (10) is provided for connection to a battery mounted in a vehicle. The vehicle-side connector (10) includes a housing (20) configured so that a charging connector (90) is connected thereto. Vehicle-side terminals (40) individually are accommodated in cavities (28) in the housing (20) and are configured to be connected individually to charging terminals (93) in the charging connector (90) when the housing (20) and a charging connector (90) are connected. A retainer (50) is configured to retain the vehicle-side terminals (40) in the cavities (28). A resistance circuit unit (70) is assembled into the retainer (50) and has a relay terminal (73) arranged on a left side connected to a vehicle-side signal terminal (40B) and a relay terminal (73) arranged on a right side is connected to a vehicle-side ground terminal (40C) out of the vehicle-side terminals (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20160028197
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (10) is connected to a battery mounted in a vehicle. The vehicle-side connector (10) includes a housing (20) configured such that a charging connector (80) is connected thereto. Vehicle-side terminals (40) individually are accommodated in cavities (28) in the housing (20) and are configured to be connected individually to charging terminals (83) in the charging connector (80) when the housing (20) and a charging-side fitting portion (81) in the charging connector (80) are connected. A resistance circuit unit (60) is accommodated in an accommodating portion (33) in the housing (20) and has a relay terminal (63) is arranged on a left side connected to a vehicle-side signal terminal (40B) and a relay terminal (63) is arranged on a right side connected to a vehicle-side ground terminal (40C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20160013587
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (10) is connected to a battery mounted in a vehicle and is configured so that a charging connector (50) connected to a charger is connectable thereto from the front. The vehicle-side connector (10) includes a forwardly open lock fitting (22) configured so that a tip part of a lock arm (54) in the charging connector (50) is fit therein from the front. A locked portion (25) in the lock fitting (22) is formed by mounting a metal lock plate (25B) on a base (25A). The lock plate (25B) is made of metal and is configured so that the tip part of the lock arm (54) is to be locked thereto. A mounting hole (25C) for mounting the lock plate (25B) from behind is formed on a back wall (22B) of the lock fitting (22) and a cover (15) is provided to close the mounting hole (25C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Tooru Shimizu, Toshiyuki Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20160006156
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (10) is connectable to a charging connector (1) for charging a battery in a vehicle and includes a housing (30) on the vehicle such that the charging connector (1) can fit therein from the front. Terminal fittings (11) connected respectively to wires (20P, 20S) are drawn out from the interior of the vehicle including the battery. Terminal accommodating chambers (40) are provided in the housing (30) and the respective terminal fittings (11) are inserted therein from behind. Each terminal fitting (11) is a round pin terminal (12) with a terminal connecting portion (13) on one end for connection to a charging terminal in the charging connector (1) and a wire connecting portion (14) on the other end to be crimped to an end of the wire (20P, 20S). The terminal connecting portion (13) is retained in the terminal accommodating chamber (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20140292276
    Abstract: A vehicle charging device configured such that a power supply switch 30 is switched to cut off a power supply path and then a locking portion 43 of an actuator 41 is retreated to release locking when charging ends includes a movement detector 60 for detecting whether or not the locking portion 43 of the actuator 41 is at a retreated position, an error discriminator 73 for discriminating the occurrence of an error and sending an error signal when the return of the locking portion 43 to the retreated position is not detected by the movement detection 60 although the locking portion 43 of the actuator 41 is driven to retreat, and a warning unit 75 for giving a warning in response to the error signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Osawa, Tooru Shimizu, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Publication number: 20140285148
    Abstract: A vehicle charging device configured such that both connectors 10, 20 are locked in a connected state by an advancing movement of a locking portion 43 of an actuator 41 to be locked to a locked portion 18 when the connection of the both connectors 10, 20 is detected by a connection detector 31 includes a locking portion detector 51 for detecting whether or not the locking portion 43 of the actuator 41 has advanced to a predetermined locking position, and a power supply controller 71 for setting a power supply path to an electrically conductive state on a condition that an advancing movement of the locking portion 43 to the predetermined locking position is detected by the locking portion detector 51.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Osawa, Tooru Shimizu, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 8782883
    Abstract: A female terminal (30) has a main portion (31) and contact pieces (32) that project from that main portion (31) in a facing state. A male terminal (80) is accommodated into an accommodation space (35) surrounded by the contact pieces (32). The accommodation space (35) is mainly formed by horizontal holes (38) that open laterally. Cross-sectional shapes of surfaces (S) of the contact pieces (32) forming the horizontal holes (38) cut along a cutting plane crossing an axial center of the main portion (31) are straight lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20140184158
    Abstract: A vehicle charging device configured such that both connectors 10, 20 are locked in a connected state by a movement to a locking portion 43 to a position where the locking portion 43 is locked to a locked portion 18 after the both connectors 10, 20 are connected includes a connection detector 31 for detecting whether or not the both connectors 10 20 have been connected, a locked portion detector 52 for detecting whether or not the locked portion 18 of the power supply side connector 10 is at a predetermined position when the connection of the both connectors 10, 20 is detected by the connection detector 31, and a power supply controller 71 for setting a power supply path to an electrically conductive state on a condition that it is detected by the locked portion detector 52 that the locked portion 18 is at the predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Osawa, Tooru Shimizu, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 8257120
    Abstract: A female terminal (30) has a main portion (31) and contact pieces (32) that project from that main portion (31) in a facing state. A male terminal (80) is accommodated into an accommodation space (35) surrounded by the contact pieces (32). The accommodation space (35) is mainly formed by horizontal holes (38) that open laterally. Cross-sectional shapes of surfaces (S) of the contact pieces (32) forming the horizontal holes (38) cut along a cutting plane crossing an axial center of the main portion (31) are straight lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20120144669
    Abstract: A female terminal (30) has a main portion (31) and contact pieces (32) that project from that main portion (31) in a facing state. A male terminal (80) is accommodated into an accommodation space (35) surrounded by the contact pieces (32). The accommodation space (35) is mainly formed by horizontal holes (38) that open laterally. Cross-sectional shapes of surfaces (S) of the contact pieces (32) forming the horizontal holes (38) cut along a cutting plane crossing an axial center of the main portion (31) are straight lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20110207363
    Abstract: A female terminal (30) has a main portion (31) and contact pieces (32) that project from that main portion (31) in a facing state. A male terminal (80) is accommodated into an accommodation space (35) surrounded by the contact pieces (32). The accommodation space (35) is mainly formed by horizontal holes (38) that open laterally. Cross-sectional shapes of surfaces (S) of the contact pieces (32) forming the horizontal holes (38) cut along a cutting plane crossing an axial center of the main portion (31) are straight lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu