Patents by Inventor Toshifumi Ichio

Toshifumi Ichio 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: 20220302656
    Abstract: A connector according to the present invention is fitted to a counterpart connector in the state of being connected to a cable 11 in which the outer circumference of an electrical wire is covered with a shield body 15. The connector is provided with an inner conductor 20 and an outer conductor 50, wherein the inner conductor 20 is connected to a core wire 13 of a covered electrical wire 12, the outer conductor 50 has a large-diameter cylindrical part 53, a small-diameter cylindrical part 54, and a shield connection part 57, the shield connection part 57 is connected to the shield body 15, the large-diameter cylindrical part 53 is formed into a cylindrical shape enabling, to fit therein, a cylindrical counterpart outer conductor provided to a female connector 110, and the small-diameter cylindrical part 54 is formed into a cylindrical shape smaller in diameter than the large-diameter cylindrical part 53 and houses the inner conductor 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20220294159
    Abstract: A connector in the present disclosure, which is a connector 10 connected to a cable 11, comprises an inner conductor 20, an outer conductor 50, and a housing 80. The outer conductor 50 has a cylindrical connection cylinder part 52 and a covering part 61. The connection cylinder part 52 accommodates the inner conductor 20 in a state of being electrically insulated from the inner conductor 20. The covering part 61 is disposed on the outer periphery of the connection cylinder part 52. The covering part 61 has a fitting hole 63. An accommodation part 82 of the housing 80 accommodates the outer conductor 50 together with the inner conductor 20. A terminal locking part 83 that fits in the fitting hole 63 is formed on the inner wall of the accommodation part 82. The covering part 61 has a locked part 64 that locks with the terminal locking part 83. The locked part 64 protrudes to the inner wall side where the terminal locking part 83 is provided at an opening edge of the fitting hole 63 in the covering part 61.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20220255270
    Abstract: A connector with cable is provided with a cable including a wire, a sheath and a braided member interposed between the wire and the sheath, the braided member being formed by braiding conductive wire materials, the braided member being provided with a folded portion formed by folding the braided member exposed from an end of the sheath toward the sheath, a sleeve made of metal and externally fit to an outer surface of the sheath inside the folded portion in a radial direction of the cable, a shield member made of metal and including a barrel for sandwiching the folded portion between the sleeve and the barrel while being crimped to an outer surface of the folded portion, and a housing covered with the shield member. A sleeve-side protrusion projecting radially outwardly of the cable is formed on a rear end part of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20220247133
    Abstract: A male connector 10 connected to an end of a cable 11 in which the outer periphery of an electric wire 12 has been covered with a shield body 15, said male connector 10 comprising a first male outer conductor 51, and a second male outer conductor 60 assembled to the first male outer conductor 51. The first male outer conductor 51 and the second male outer conductor 60 in an assembled state cover a male dielectric body 30 in which a male inner conductor 20 connected to the electric wire 12 is housed. One of the first male outer conductor 51 and the second male outer conductor 60 has a male positioning projection 57 which is formed so as to project toward the other one of the first male outer conductor 51 and the second male outer conductor 60, and the other one of the first male outer conductor 51 and the second male outer conductor 60 has a male slit 67 which is formed so as to engage with the male positioning projection 57.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20220200211
    Abstract: An electric wire with a terminal described herein includes a shielded electric wire 11 and an inner conductive member 20. The shielded electric wire 11 includes a covered wire 12 including a core wire 13 through which a signal for communication is transmitted and an insulation cover 14 that has insulation property and covers the core wire 13, a shielding portion 15 having electric conductive property and covering an outer periphery of the covered wire 12, and a sheath 16 covering an outer periphery of the shielding portion 15. The inner conductive member 20 is connected to the covered wire 12. The covered wire 12 has an end portion close to the inner conductive member 20 and the end portion is an uncovered portion 17 that is not covered with the sheath 16 and the shielding portion 15. The uncovered portion 17 is covered with an impedance adjustment member 80 that has electric conductive property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO, Kazuhiro YOSHIDA, Masanao YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 11355890
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a shield connector and an outer conductor terminal capable of improving sealing performance and assemblability. An outer conductor terminal includes an outer conductor terminal body having an insertion opening for a dielectric in a rear surface, and a lid member separate from the outer conductor terminal body and to be mounted into the outer conductor terminal body. The outer conductor terminal body includes a lock receiving portion on each side surface. The lid member includes a back portion for covering the insertion opening, and a pair of side portions connected to the back portion and configured to cover the respective side surfaces of the outer conductor terminal body. Locking portions to be locked to the lock receiving portions are provided on the pair of side portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Publication number: 20220149570
    Abstract: A cable with terminal disclosed by this specification is provided with a shielded cable 11 including a conductive shield portion 15 for covering outer peripheries of two coated wires 12 and a sheath portion 16 for covering an outer periphery of the shield portion 15, a first outer conductor 51 made of metal and including a tubular portion 52 in the form of a rectangular tube, and a second outer conductor 60 including plate-like fixing barrels 62 to be crimped to wind around an outer surface of the tubular portion 52 in a circumferential direction. The tubular portion 52 includes a depressed portion 57 arranged inside to radially face the fixing barrels 62 and allowing the fixing barrels 62 to be crimped by causing the fixing barrels 62 to be excessively deformed beyond proper crimping positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20220115822
    Abstract: A female connector 12 that connects to an end section of a shielded electrical wire 11 obtained by using braided wire 14 to surround the outer periphery of a coated electrical wire 13, which is obtained by surrounding the outer periphery of a core wire 16 with an insulating coating 17. The female connector 12 comprises: a female terminal 18 which connects with the core wire 16; a first outer conductor body 33 having a cylinder part 35 which surrounds the female terminal 18 and is electrically insulated therefrom, and in which a through hole 41 is formed, and a connection plate part 36 which is overlaid on the braided wire 14; and a second outer conductor body 34 having a rear crimped part 45 which crimps the braided wire 14 and the connection plate part 36 from the outside of the braided wire 14 and the connection plate part 36, and a left wall 44L and right wall 44R which cover at least a part of the cylinder part 35 from the outside of the cylinder part 35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Patent number: 11303070
    Abstract: It is aimed to improve a shielding function. A male shield connector (10) is provided with male inner conductors (16), a male dielectric (20) and a male outer conductor (22). The male outer conductor (22) includes a tubular portion (31) to which a female outer conductor (62) of a female connector (50) is connected, and the tubular portion (31) includes no boundary dividing the tubular portion (31) in a circumferential direction. Since the tubular portion (31) is so formed that a coupling part such as a seam or a dividing boundary such as a slit is not present, the male shield connector (10) is excellent in shielding performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Publication number: 20220102885
    Abstract: A board connector 10 to be mounted on a circuit board 50 is provided with a connector housing 11 including a receptacle 15 and a back wall 30 provided on a side opposite to an opening direction of the receptacle 15, a mating connector 70 being fit into the receptacle 15, an outer conductor 20 disposed in an outer conductor mounting hole 34 formed to penetrate through the back wall 30, an insulating dielectric 19 disposed inside the outer conductor 20, and an inner conductor 18 disposed inside the dielectric 19. The outer conductor 20 includes a closing portion 25 for closing a mold removal hole 32 formed at a position of the back wall 30 different from the outer conductor mounting hole 34.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20220077637
    Abstract: A connector disclosed in the present description comprises: a shielded wire 11 that has a conductive shield portion 15 covering the outer periphery of two covered wires 12, and a sheath portion 16 covering the outer periphery of the shield portion 15; a first external conductor 51 that has a cylindrical portion 52 and is connected to the shield portion 15; a second external conductor 60 that has two plate-shaped securing barrels 62 which are wrapped and crimped in the circumferential direction following the outer surface of the cylindrical portion 52; and a housing 80 that has a module accommodating portion 82 which accommodates an external conductor 50 formed by the first external conductor 51 and the second external conductor 60 when the securing barrels 62 are crimped around the cylindrical portion 52, wherein the module accommodating portion 82 has a center ceiling wall 92 which can push the securing barrels 62 toward the regular crimping position in the process of accommodating the external conductor 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20220077635
    Abstract: A female connector to be connected to an end part of such a shielded cable is provided with female terminals to be connected to cores, an insulating dielectric, a first outer conductor including a tubular portion, a connection plate portion to be overlapped on the braided wire and a first coupling portion coupling the tubular portion and the connection plate portion, and a second outer conductor including a rear crimping portion and the connection plate portion from outside the braided wire and the connection plate portion, a front crimping portion to be connected to the tubular portion from outside the tubular portion and a second coupling portion. The outer peripheries of the cores are surrounded by the first and second coupling portions with the second coupling portion at least partially overlapped on the outside of the first coupling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20220052494
    Abstract: A terminal module disclosed by this specification is provided with a shielded cable including two coated wires, a conductive shield portion for covering outer peripheries of the two coated wires and a sheath portion for covering an outer periphery of the shield portion, inner conductors to be connected to the coated wires, an insulating terminal accommodating member for accommodating end parts of the coated wires together with the inner conductors, and an outer conductor for accommodating the terminal accommodating member. An axis center ? of a shield-side pull-out portion for pulling out the coated wires in the shield portion is radially shifted with respect to axis centers a of inner conductor-side pull-out portions for pulling out the coated wires in the inner conductors. A wire insertion path into which linking portions are insertable is formed in a lower wall of the terminal accommodating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Patent number: 11228145
    Abstract: A communication connector (10) includes a plurality of wires (11A to 11C, 12A, 12B, 13, 14) for transmitting communication signals, a plurality of terminals (20) connected to the respective wires (11A to 11C, 12A, 12B, 13, 14), a housing (30) for accommodating the respective terminals (20), and a conductive shield wall portion (40) arranged between the plurality of wires (11A to 11C, 12A, 12B, 13, 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 11217943
    Abstract: A shield terminal is provided with a pair of female inner conductors including box-shaped connecting portions into which tabs of male inner conductors are inserted, a female dielectric configured by uniting a first member and a second member made of a material having a lower dielectric constant than the first member, the pair of female inner conductors being accommodated in the female dielectric while being arranged in parallel, and a front separation wall portion formed in the second member and disposed to partition between a pair of the box-shaped connecting portions. Since the female dielectric is divided into the first member and the second member and the front separation wall portion is formed in the second member having a lower dielectric constant, a material cost can be reduced as compared to the case where the both members are made of a material having a low dielectric constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio, Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210399499
    Abstract: A terminal module is provided with a shielded cable including at least one coated wire, a conductive shield portion and a sheath portion for covering an outer periphery of the shield portion; an inner conductor to be connected to the coated wire, a terminal accommodating member made of resin for accommodating the inner conductor; a first outer conductor made of metal and including a tubular portion for accommodating the terminal accommodating member; and a second outer conductor made of metal and including a covering portion for covering a back end part of the tubular portion of the first outer conductor. A narrowing portion is provided in the back end part of the first outer conductor. The terminal accommodating member includes an escaping portion for avoiding interference with the narrowing portion in the process of accommodating the terminal accommodating member into the tubular portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20210320459
    Abstract: It is aimed to improve a shielding function. A male shield connector (10) is provided with male inner conductors (16), a male dielectric (20) and a male outer conductor (22). The male outer conductor (22) includes a tubular portion (31) to which a female outer conductor (62) of a female connector (50) is connected, and the tubular portion (31) includes no boundary dividing the tubular portion (31) in a circumferential direction. Since the tubular portion (31) is so formed that a coupling part such as a seam or a dividing boundary such as a slit is not present, the male shield connector (10) is excellent in shielding performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Publication number: 20210296828
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a shield connector and an outer conductor terminal capable of improving sealing performance and assemblability. An outer conductor terminal includes an outer conductor terminal body having an insertion opening for a dielectric in a rear surface, and a lid member separate from the outer conductor terminal body and to be mounted into the outer conductor terminal body. The outer conductor terminal body includes a lock receiving portion on each side surface. The lid member includes a back portion for covering the insertion opening, and a pair of side portions connected to the back portion and configured to cover the respective side surfaces of the outer conductor terminal body. Locking portions to be locked to the lock receiving portions are provided on the pair of side portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi MAESOBA, Toshifumi ICHIO
  • Patent number: 11101602
    Abstract: A connector structure enables the replacement of an STP cable (10B) and a UTP cable (10A) without making a large structural change. UTP connection terminals (21A) to be connected to respective wires (11) of the UTP cable (10A) are arranged to be proximate in a width direction by being accommodated into accommodating portions (26) of a UTP dielectric (22A) proximate in the width direction. STP connection terminals (21B) to be connected to respective wires (11) of the STP cable (10B) are farther apart in the width direction than the UTP connection terminals (21A) by being accommodated in accommodating portions (26) of an STP dielectric (22B) spaced apart in the width direction. The UTP connection terminals and the STP connection terminals are set such that protrusions (34) projecting out from box portions (27) in a common direction when accommodated in the accommodating portions (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 11088486
    Abstract: A shield terminal (30) includes inner conductors (32), a dielectric (37) configured to accommodate the inner conductors (32) and an outer conductor (40) surrounding the dielectric (37), and is selectively mountable into a first housing (10) and a second housing (20). A first locking portion (49) and a second locking portion (55) are formed on an outer surface of the outer conductor (40). The shield terminal (30) inserted into a first accommodation chamber (13) is retained by a front retainer (17) restricting the resilient deflection of a first locking lance (14) and the first locking portion (49) being locked to the first locking lance (14). The shield terminal (30) inserted into a second accommodation chamber (21) is retained by the locking of the first locking portion (49) and a second locking lance (22) and the locking of the second locking portion (55) and a side retainer (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio