Patents by Inventor Toshio Mizoguchi

Toshio Mizoguchi 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: 20200212505
    Abstract: A battery pack includes cell units in which upper and lower battery cells are connected in series, wherein an output of series-connection and an output of parallel-connection can be switched. The cell units are respectively provided with protection circuit ICs for monitoring the state of the battery cells, and only the protection circuit on the lower cell unit side is provided with a controller 350 including a microcomputer. To adjust the power consumption for the microcomputer only provided in the lower cell unit, the circuit on the upper cell unit side is provided with a current consumption control means including dummy loads. The current consumption control means is operated in conjunction with the start-up of the microcomputer in the controller so as to equalize power consumption on the upper cell unit side and the lower cell unit side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakano, Satoshi YAMAGUCHI, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Shota KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Takuya Teranishi
  • Publication number: 20200161609
    Abstract: The electrical apparatus, in which a series connection state and a parallel connection state of an upper cell unit including five battery cells and a lower cell unit can be automatically switched by means of a difference in a terminal shape on the electrical apparatus body side, has a terminal holder and holds apparatus side terminals. The terminal holder, which establishes an electrically connected state with the connection terminals of the battery pack, is provided with two parallel protruding parts that extend in the forward-backward direction, and second rail grooves fitted to the protruding parts on the electrical apparatus side. Due to the fitting, relative movement of the terminal holder and the battery pack in the vertical direction can be suppressed, and wear on the apparatus side terminals can be greatly suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuhiro Murakami, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei SATO, Hikaru Tamura, Shota KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Takuya Teranishi, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi, Yusuke FUNABIKI
  • Publication number: 20200127339
    Abstract: A battery pack which has cell units in which top-side and bottom-side battery cells are connected in series, and is capable of switching the connection state of the cell units, wherein a control unit monitors voltage imbalances between the cell units, and also monitors whether or not a cell unit contact failure has occurred. In order to stop a charging/discharging when a contact failure occurs, a signal (abnormality stoppage signal or charging stoppage signal) for stopping discharge is produced and outputted to the electrical device body-side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakano, Satoshi YAMAGUCHI, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Shota KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20190259984
    Abstract: A battery pack houses first and second cell units that are composed of a plurality of cells, and has a positive electrode power source terminal and a negative electrode power source terminal. This battery pack is provided with a series connector capable of connecting, in series, the first and second cell units and a parallel connector capable of connecting, in parallel, the first and second cell units, and is capable of switching between a parallel connection voltage and a series connection voltage. In the case of attachment to the high voltage electrical device body, the series connector becomes conductive and the parallel connector pair is cut off by the action of the series/parallel switching terminal. In the case of attachment to a low voltage electrical device body, the state is returned to an initial state, the series connector is cut off, and the parallel connector pair becomes conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Osamu Kawanobe, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Shinji Watanabe, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Takuhiro Murakami, SHOTA KANNO, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Hayato Yamaguchi, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke FUNABIKI, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190259985
    Abstract: In an upper cell unit (2146) and a lower cell unit (2147) comprising five battery cells, positive electrode terminals (2162, 2172) are set apart and aligned vertically, and negative electrode terminals (2167, 2177) are set apart and aligned vertically. When an electrical device body is rated at 36V, device-side terminals are in contact only at the upper terminals (2162, 2167), and short circuiting of the lower terminals (2172, 2177) is effected using a short bar 2059. When the electrical device body is rated at 18V, the upper and lower terminals (2162 and 2172, 2167 and 2177) are simultaneously made to contact the device-side terminals, and the upper cell unit (2146) and the lower cell unit (2147) assume a parallel connected state. Thus, it is possible to automatically switch the output voltage when a battery pack is mounted according to the difference in terminal shape on the electrical device body side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HANAWA, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, SHOTA KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Osamu Kawanobe, Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Takuhiro Murakami, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke Funabiki, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9917452
    Abstract: A battery charger that is configured to charge a battery pack including a secondary battery includes: a housing; and a charging circuit unit disposed in the housing. The housing defines a first air passage in which air flows to cool the secondary battery and a second air passage in which air flows to cool the charging circuit unit. The second air passage is independent from the first air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Kishima, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20150084591
    Abstract: A battery charger that is configured to charge a battery pack including a secondary battery includes: a housing; and a charging circuit unit disposed in the housing. The housing defines a first air passage in which air flows to cool the secondary battery and a second air passage in which air flows to cool the charging circuit unit. The second air passage is independent from the first air passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji Kishima, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20120293096
    Abstract: To prevent or suppress a secondary battery used in a power tool from being deteriorated, a battery property, such as internal resistance of the battery, and a battery status of the secondary battery, such as a voltage developed across the battery, are detected. Based on the battery property and the battery status as detected, a current flowing in the motor of the power tool is controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKI CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Mizoguchi, Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7969148
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor device may include “A”-phase magnetic resistance pattern and “B”-phase magnetic resistance pattern which are provided with a phase difference of 90° from each other; wherein the “A” pattern is provided with “+a” phase magnetic resistance pattern and “?a” phase magnetic resistance pattern with a phase difference of 180° from each other for detecting movement of a magnetic scale, and the “B” pattern is provided with “+b” phase magnetic resistance pattern and “?b” phase magnetic resistance pattern with a phase difference of 180° from each other for detecting movement of the magnetic scale, and the “+a” pattern, the “?a” pattern, the “+b” pattern and the “?b” pattern are formed on a same face of one piece of board so that the “+a” pattern and the “?a” pattern are diagonally located and the “+b” pattern and the “?b” pattern are diagonally located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Noguchi, Katsuya Moriyama, Teruhiko Otaki, Fusayoshi Argua, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20100176761
    Abstract: The peripheral edge of the upper face 31A of a plate-shaped portion 31 of a holding member 30 confronts a terminal exposing through hole, cast through holes, and the inner periphery of an upper housing 10, i.e., a portion defining the terminal exposing through hole and the cast through holes. The upper face 31A of the plate-shaped portion 31 defines a passage for passing rain water having flown from the terminal exposing through hole and the cast through holes into a housing space 1a. The lower end of the passage forms grooves 30a and communicates with stepped through holes 12a formed in the upper housing 10, so that the rainwater is released from the stepped through holes 12a to the outside of the upper housing 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Hanawa, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20100156400
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor device may include “A”-phase magnetic resistance pattern and “B”-phase magnetic resistance pattern which are provided with a phase difference of 90° from each other; wherein the “A” pattern is provided with “+a” phase magnetic resistance pattern and “?a” phase magnetic resistance pattern with a phase difference of 180° from each other for detecting movement of a magnetic scale, and the “B” pattern is provided with “+b” phase magnetic resistance pattern and “?b” phase magnetic resistance pattern with a phase difference of 180° from each other for detecting movement of the magnetic scale, and the “+a” pattern, the “?a” pattern, the “+b” pattern and the “?b” pattern are formed on a same face of one piece of board so that the “+a” pattern and the “?a” pattern are diagonally located and the “+b” pattern and the “?b” pattern are diagonally located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: NIDEC SANYKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyuki Noguchi, Katsuya Moriyama, Teruhiko Otaki, Fusayoshi Aruga, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20090085514
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to configure a battery charger such that water intruded into a gap between a plugging portion of a battery connection part in the battery charger and a battery pack does not contact the circuit substrate, with a simple and low-cost configuration, and improving recyclability of the circuit substrate. The battery charger is configured such that water intruded from the gap between the plugging portion of the battery connection portion and the battery pack, is guided through a through-hole of a protruded portion provided at the bottom of the plugging portion to the lower side of the circuit substrate provided on the bottom case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Toshio Mizoguchi, Haruhisa Fujisawa, Keita Saitou
  • Publication number: 20070264536
    Abstract: A battery pack for an electric tool storing a plurality of battery cells each having identical size, but size of the battery cell can be selected among a plurality of sizes. In a battery pack, a plurality of battery cells is packaged by a separator in at least two stages or tier. The battery case includes an upper case and a complementary lower case to define an internal space in which a board holder holding a circuit board is disposed. The board holder has first and second retainers fittable with an outer peripheral part of small size battery cell packaged by a first separator and an outer peripheral part of large size battery cell packaged by a second separator, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventor: Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 6992464
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery voltage detector for detecting the voltage of a secondary battery and a battery temperature sensor for detecting the temperature of the secondary battery. A controller determines the voltage of the secondary battery prior to beginning the charging process based on output from the battery voltage detector. The controller also determines the charging level from among a plurality of levels that indicate how much time is required for the secondary battery to reach a full charge, based on the determined voltage of the secondary battery and output from the battery temperature sensor. A display is provided for displaying the charging level that indicates the time remaining to achieve a full charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Takano, Takao Aradachi, Toshio Mizoguchi, Eiji Nakayama, Kazuhiko Funabashi
  • Publication number: 20040135548
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery voltage detector for detecting the voltage of a secondary battery and a battery temperature sensor for detecting the temperature of the secondary battery. A controller determines the voltage of the secondary battery prior to beginning the charging process based on output from the battery voltage detector. The controller also determines the charging level from among a plurality of levels that indicate how much time is required for the secondary battery to reach a full charge, based on the determined voltage of the secondary battery and output from the battery temperature sensor. A display is provided for displaying the charging level that indicates the time remaining to achieve a full charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Takano, Takao Aradachi, Toshio Mizoguchi, Eiji Nakayama, Kazuhiko Funabashi
  • Patent number: D504111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ozawa, Masato Sakai, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: D553562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Okada, Masato Sakai, Tomoyuki Kawahara, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: D562228
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Okada, Masato Sakai, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: D568239
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Okada, Masato Sakai, Toshio Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: D622661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamada, Tomoyuki Kawahara, Toshio Mizoguchi