Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Kominato

Yasuhiro Kominato 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).

  • Patent number: 11046263
    Abstract: A communication system includes a seat unit mounted on a seat of a vehicle and operating by an electrical power supplied from a battery, and a vehicle unit that wirelessly communicates with the seat unit, and transmits a start command. The seat unit receives the start command in a standby state in which a power consumption is lower than a normal state, and then the seat unit switches from the standby state to the normal state. After that, the seat unit transmits an information on an electronic device mounted on the seat, in the normal state. According to the communication system, the seat unit switches from the standby state to the normal state, only when the vehicle unit transmits the start command. Therefore, battery life can be extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kominato
  • Patent number: 10933841
    Abstract: A detection system for vehicle includes a reader and a first detector. The reader is provided in a vehicle, transmits and receives radio signals, and transmits transmission signals including at least radio signals for supplying electric power. The first detector is driven by the radio signals for supplying electric power included in the transmission signals when receiving the transmission signals and can transmit first response signals output in response to the transmission signals to the reader. The first detector is disposed in a sitting area on a seat where the first response signals transmitted to the reader are blocked. The reader determines a sitting state of a passenger based on whether the first response signals are received in response to the transmission signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kominato, Goro Nakamura, Tadahide Kunitachi, Kenji Matsushita
  • Publication number: 20200369225
    Abstract: A communication system includes a seat unit mounted on a seat of a vehicle and operating by an electrical power supplied from a battery, and a vehicle unit that wirelessly communicates with the seat unit, and transmits a start command. The seat unit receives the start command in a standby state in which a power consumption is lower than a normal state, and then the seat unit switches from the standby state to the normal state. After that, the seat unit transmits an information on an electronic device mounted on the seat, in the normal state. According to the communication system, the seat unit switches from the standby state to the normal state, only when the vehicle unit transmits the start command. Therefore, battery life can be extended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiro KOMINATO
  • Publication number: 20200361372
    Abstract: A slide device includes an upper rail to which a slide seat for a vehicle is attached, a slide rail to which the upper rail is slidably attached, a light emitter, and an attachment portion that attaches the light emitter to the upper rail. The attachment portion is attached to the upper rail such that the light emitter is arranged outside the slide rail. According to the slide device, since the attachment portion is attached to the upper rail such that the light emitter is positioned outside the slide rail, the light emitter does not move inside the slide rail to which a large amount of grease is applied, and a decrease in communication performance can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kominato, Goro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200361373
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitter, a holding portion that slidably holds the light emitter inside a slide rail for a vehicle, and a light transmissive cover that covers the light emitter. According to a configuration of the present disclosure, the cover of the light emitting device prevents a decrease in a communication performance of a signal transmission and reception device in which information on an electronic device is transmitted using an LED, as compared with a related art in which the communication performance decreases due to influence of scattering or shielding a light of the LED, the influence being caused by a grease which is heavily applied inside a slide rail of a vehicle and adheres to the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kominato
  • Patent number: 10468161
    Abstract: A wiring member includes a laminated flat conductor and an insulating layer provided around the laminated flat conductor. The laminated flat conductor includes a plurality of flat conductors laid on each other in a thickness direction of the laminated flat conductor, and insulating sheet members each of which is interposed between and electrically insulates adjacent ones of the plurality of flat conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kominato, Shingo Kato, Shigeki Iimuro
  • Patent number: 10449914
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a grommet, which is fixed to a wire harness W inserted into an opening portion of a panel P and which is fitted and attached to the opening portion to thereby support the wire harness W on the panel P. The grommet includes peripheral walls that surrounds the wire harness W to form a sound shield space S around the wire harness W, and a soundproof wall that is formed in the sound shield space S so as to cross a longitudinal direction of the wire harness W. The soundproof wall is designed by use of an expression of TL=20 log(?×f)?42.5 where TL designates transmission loss of the soundproof wall, ? designates surface density of the soundproof wall, and f designates a frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Katoh, Yasuhiro Kominato
  • Publication number: 20190308524
    Abstract: A detector includes a first flexible sheet, a second flexible sheet placed opposite to the first flexible sheet, and an insulation sheet intervening between them. The first flexible sheet includes a second antenna unit and first contact portions formed on a first opposing surface. The second flexible sheet includes a detection unit and second contact portions formed on a second opposing surface. The first contact portions and the second contact portions become a state of contact by an external force based on the seating of an occupant, cause the second antenna unit to output a transmission signal to the detection unit, and cause the detection unit to output a detection signal to the second antenna unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KOMINATO, Goro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190308586
    Abstract: A detection system for vehicle includes a reader and a first detector. The reader is provided in a vehicle, transmits and receives radio signals, and transmits transmission signals including at least radio signals for supplying electric power. The first detector is driven by the radio signals for supplying electric power included in the transmission signals when receiving the transmission signals and can transmit first response signals output in response to the transmission signals to the reader. The first detector is disposed in a sitting area on a seat where the first response signals transmitted to the reader are blocked. The reader determines a sitting state of a passenger based on whether the first response signals are received in response to the transmission signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kominato, Goro Nakamura, Tadahide Kunitachi, Kenji Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10236647
    Abstract: A routing members connection structure electrically connects a long first trunk routing member which is routed in a vehicle and can transmit power and a first branch routing member routed in the vehicle, can transmit power, and branches off from the first trunk routing member. Each of the first trunk routing member and the first branch routing member has a flat conductor and an insulator that is formed on the outer circumferential surface of the flat conductor. The first trunk routing member has a post-shaped first stud bolt that is made of a metal and extends outward from a first branching portion where the flat conductor is exposed without being covered with the insulator. The flat conductor of the first trunk routing member and the flat conductor of the first branch routing member are electrically connected to each other via the first stud bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Kato, Yasuhiro Kominato
  • Publication number: 20180316146
    Abstract: A routing members connection structure electrically connects a long first trunk routing member which is routed in a vehicle and can transmit power and a first branch routing member routed in the vehicle, can transmit power, and branches off from the first trunk routing member. Each of the first trunk routing member and the first branch routing member has a flat conductor and an insulator that is formed on the outer circumferential surface of the flat conductor. The first trunk routing member has a post-shaped first stud bolt that is made of a metal and extends outward from a first branching portion where the flat conductor is exposed without being covered with the insulator. The flat conductor of the first trunk routing member and the flat conductor of the first branch routing member are electrically connected to each other via the first stud bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo KATO, Yasuhiro KOMINATO
  • Publication number: 20180174716
    Abstract: A wiring member includes a laminated flat conductor and an insulating layer provided around the laminated flat conductor. The laminated flat conductor includes a plurality of flat conductors laid on each other in a thickness direction of the laminated flat conductor, and insulating sheet members each of which is interposed between and electrically insulate adjacent ones of the plurality of flat conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kominato, Shingo Kato, Shigeki Iimuro
  • Publication number: 20170349123
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a grommet, which is fixed to a wire harness W inserted into an opening portion of a panel P and which is fitted and attached to the opening portion to thereby support the wire harness W on the panel P. The grommet includes peripheral walls that surrounds the wire harness W to form a sound shield space S around the wire harness W, and a soundproof wall that is formed in the sound shield space S so as to cross a longitudinal direction of the wire harness W. The soundproof wall is designed by use of an expression of TL=20 log(p×f)?42.5 where TL designates transmission loss of the soundproof wall, ? designates surface density of the soundproof wall, and f designates a frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Shingo Katoh, Yasuhiro Kominato
  • Patent number: 9812852
    Abstract: A grommet is secured to a wire harness inserted in an opening of a panel. The grommet is fitted in the opening and mounted, thereby supporting the wire harness in the panel, The grommet has: partition walls covering the periphery of the wire harness and forming a sound-blocking space around the wire harness; and a sound-insulating wall formed inside the sound-blocking space so as to intersect the longitudinal direction of the wire harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kominato, Shingo Kato, Gaku Ito
  • Publication number: 20170179703
    Abstract: A grommet secured to a wire harness inserted in an opening of a panel, the grommet being fitted in the opening and mounted, thereby supporting the wire harness in the panel; wherein the grommet has: partition walls covering the periphery of the wire harness and forming a sound-blocking space around the wire harness; and a sound-insulating wall formed inside the sound-blocking space so as to intersect the longitudinal direction of the wire harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kominato, Shingo Kato, Gaku Ito