Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Mizuno

Yoshiyuki Mizuno 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: 20210318364
    Abstract: A current sensor includes a battery terminal portion that is conductive and is fastened to a battery post; a shunt resistor for current detection, which is formed in a plate shape and is electrically connected to the battery terminal portion; and a circuit board that is formed in a plate shape and is electrically connected to the shunt resistor, in which the shunt resistor is erected on a main surface of the circuit board. With this configuration, since the shunt resistor and the circuit board can be arranged so as not to face each other and not confront each other, the influence of heat generated by the shunt resistor can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Yasunori Kawaguchi, Yoshiyuki Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20210318358
    Abstract: A current sensor includes a battery terminal portion that is conductive and is fastened to a battery post that extends along a first direction; a sensor unit that is located side by side with the battery terminal portion along a second direction that intersects the first direction and is electrically connected to the battery terminal portion to detect a current; and a housing that has an insulating property and embeds the sensor unit, in which the battery terminal portion includes a pair of plate-shaped portions, and the pair of plate-shaped portions are embedded in the housing with end portions on the sensor unit side in the second direction spaced apart from each other along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Yasunori Kawaguchi, Yoshiyuki Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10310545
    Abstract: A vehicle operation system includes: a longitudinal member projected and extended from a steering column; an action detecting unit disposed at the longitudinal member's end in an extending direction and detects operation forms allocated to working forms of an onboard device; an auxiliary operation device disposed to the longitudinal member closer to the steering column than the action detecting unit is, including an annular member rotatable about the longitudinal member axis, and detecting the annular member's rotational operation forms allocated to working forms of the onboard device; and a controller controlling the onboard device based on the rotational operation forms detected by the auxiliary operation device and the operation forms by the action detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20190042063
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted equipment operating device includes an operation unit allowing an operator to perform an operation with a finger, an operation mode detection unit detecting an operation mode of the operator, a display device, and a control device capable of performing display control of the operation-related information on the display device and shifting a screen from a current level screen to a level screen of a level according to an output signal of the operation mode detection unit, and the control device displays a home screen icon, which is an icon representing an operation mode with respect to the operation unit for a guide to a home screen in a lower level screen and expresses both a house and an arrow by joining an upper side of a rectangle and a base side of a triangle, on the lower level screen as the operation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki MIZUNO, Takafumi SAITO, Hideaki MORI
  • Publication number: 20190043684
    Abstract: Provided are a rotary operating element which is rotated about an axis of a rotation shaft with an operator's finger when operating or stopping vehicle-mounted equipment mounted on a vehicle, a rotary encoder which detects displacement of rotation of the rotary operating element about the axis; and a housing which accommodates the rotary operating element and the rotary encoder and holds the rotary operating element so as to be relatively rotatable about the axis. The rotary operating element has an accommodating chamber in which the rotary encoder is accommodated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki MIZUNO, Takafumi SAITO
  • Patent number: 10166868
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted equipment operation support system include: a vehicle-mounted equipment operating device including a contact operating surface allowing an operator to perform a contact operation with a finger when operating or stopping a vehicle-mounted equipment, and an operation mode detector detecting an operation mode of the operator with respect to an operation unit, and in which the contact operating surface is arranged at a position closer to a vehicle front side than a steering wheel and enables an operation of the operator without taking off a hand from the steering wheel and a plurality of contact operation modes are assigned to the contact operating surface; a display device capable of displaying operation-related information relating to the operation of the operator; and a controller capable of performing display control of the operation-related information on the display device based on an output signal of the operation mode detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Mizuno, Hisataka Kato
  • Publication number: 20180086206
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted equipment operation support system include: a vehicle-mounted equipment operating device including a contact operating surface allowing an operator to perform a contact operation with a finger when operating or stopping a vehicle-mounted equipment, and an operation mode detector detecting an operation mode of the operator with respect to an operation unit, and in which the contact operating surface is arranged at a position closer to a vehicle front side than a steering wheel and enables an operation of the operator without taking off a hand from the steering wheel and a plurality of contact operation modes are assigned to the contact operating surface; a display device capable of displaying operation-related information relating to the operation of the operator; and a controller capable of performing display control of the operation-related information on the display device based on an output signal of the operation mode detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki MIZUNO, Hisataka KATO
  • Publication number: 20180086289
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted equipment operating device includes a contact operating surface which is prepared at least as an operation unit when an operator operates or stops a vehicle-mounted equipment mounted on a vehicle and is arranged at a position that is closer to a vehicle front side than a steering wheel and enables an operation of the operator without taking off a hand from the steering wheel, and to which a plurality of contact operation modes where the operator performs a contact operation with a finger when operating or stopping the vehicle-mounted equipment are assigned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki MIZUNO, Takafumi SAITO
  • Patent number: 9694789
    Abstract: A switching device includes an operation lever capable of being turned in a first direction and in a second direction with respect to a neutral position, a first switch to detect a condition when the operation lever is moved to a first operation position, a second switch to detect a condition when the operation lever is moved to a second operation position symmetric to the first operation position, and a control unit to control a multistage function in a stepwise manner to switch operating states in a stepwise manner such that the condition of control of the multistage function is switched up in a stepwise manner based on a condition detected by the first switch and such that the condition of control of the multistage function is switched down in a stepwise manner based on a condition detected by the second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20170123626
    Abstract: A contact operating region in an input device disposed on a vehicle front side than a steering wheel and at a position which is operable by an operator without releasing his hand from the steering wheel has at least one reference operation surface, and a three-dimensional operation surface. A virtual input section graphic and a plurality of selection icons are displayed on a display region of a display device, the virtual input section graphic having a virtual reference operation surface and a virtual three-dimensional operation surface, the plurality of selection icons being related to the operation of a vehicle onboard device disposed to be spaced apart from each other. A controller moves the virtual input section graphic and the selection icons in the direction in which the virtual reference operation surface and the virtual three-dimensional operation surface are alternately connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Takafumi SAITO, Yoshiyuki MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20160347177
    Abstract: An operating device includes an operating unit (10) that is one for an operator to select a plurality of operation modes of an on-vehicle device as an operation target; an operating direction detector that detects an operating direction of the operating unit; a display unit that displays an image corresponding to an operation of the operating unit; and a controller that controls the on-vehicle device depending on operation content of the operating unit and alters display content of the display unit depending on the operation content. The controller causes the display unit to display as selection icons a plurality of operation modes out of the respective operation modes in the selection mode corresponding to an operating direction of the operating unit and to make the selection icon of the selection mode selected according to the operation of the operating unit visually prominent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimichi MOCHIZUKI, Yoshiharu MATSUO, Yoshiyuki MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20160266602
    Abstract: A vehicle operation system includes: a longitudinal member projected and extended from a steering column; an action detecting unit disposed at the longitudinal member's end in an extending direction and detects operation forms allocated to working forms of an onboard device; an auxiliary operation device disposed to the longitudinal member closer to the steering column than the action detecting unit is, including an annular member rotatable about the longitudinal member axis, and detecting the annular member's rotational operation forms allocated to working forms of the onboard device; and a controller controlling the onboard device based on the rotational operation forms detected by the auxiliary operation device and the operation forms by the action detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9399426
    Abstract: In a turning direction indicator, a first determination section determines whether a steering angle becomes equal to or larger than a first angle in one turning direction after the steering angle becomes a rotation angle in another turning direction opposite to the one turning direction in a state where an indication operation section is operated to a position indicating the one turning direction and the one turning direction is displayed by a display section. A second determination section determines whether the steering angle becomes equal to or smaller than a second angle smaller than the first angle after the steering angle becomes equal to or larger than the first angle. If the second determination section determines that the steering angle is equal to or smaller than the second angle, a cancelation section cancels the display of the turning direction by the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Mizuno, Hidehiro Akahori
  • Patent number: 9208975
    Abstract: There is provided a turn signal indicator device that drives a turn signal indicators provided on a vehicle based on on/off states of a switch, and includes an operation state discrimination part that discriminates between first turn signal indication for lane change of the vehicle and second turn signal indication for course change of the vehicle based on on/off signals supplied from the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Mizuno, Hidehiro Akahori
  • Publication number: 20150331494
    Abstract: An electronic control apparatus includes: a motion detection unit that detects motion of a hand or a finger; and a control unit that controls at least one electronic device. The control unit stops execution of a specific function by the electronic device when the motion detection unit detects the motion while the electronic device executes the specific function. The control unit does not detect the motion while the electronic device does not execute the specific function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20150324006
    Abstract: A direction detection portion is attached to a lever switch that is attached to a steering column. The direction detection portion detects in a discriminable manner operations of the lever switch in a rotation direction along an outer circumference of a steering, in a circumferential direction around the axis of the lever switch, in an axial direction of the lever switch and in a forward-backward direction of the steering. A display portion displays image information. A control portion controls display of the display portion and moves the image information displayed on the display portion in a direction according to an operation direction of the lever switch detected by the direction detection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 9073480
    Abstract: In a turning direction indicator, a count section which counts a number of rotations in a case where an indication operation section is operated to a position indicating one turning direction and the one turning direction is displayed and where the steering wheel is rotated one time or more in the one turning direction. The counted number of rotations is stored. A determination section determines whether the stored value is a predetermined value indicating that the number of rotations is 0 in a case where the steering wheel is operated in the one turning direction and thereafter operated in another turning direction and where the steering angle becomes a predetermined angle or less. A cancellation section does not cancel display of the turning direction if the stored value is determined as being not the predetermined value, and otherwise cancels the display of the turning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Mizuno, Hidehiro Akahori
  • Publication number: 20150076925
    Abstract: A switching device includes an operation lever capable of being turned in a first direction and in a second direction with respect to a neutral position, a first switch to detect a condition when the operation lever is moved to a first operation position, a second switch to detect a condition when the operation lever is moved to a second operation position symmetric to the first operation position, and a control unit to control a multistage function in a stepwise manner to switch operating states in a stepwise manner such that the condition of control of the multistage function is switched up in a stepwise manner based on a condition detected by the first switch and such that the condition of control of the multistage function is switched down in a stepwise manner based on a condition detected by the second switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20150075954
    Abstract: There is provided a turn signal indicator device that drives a turn signal indicators provided on a vehicle based on on/off states of a switch, and includes an operation state discrimination part that discriminates between first turn signal indication for lane change of the vehicle and second turn signal indication for course change of the vehicle based on on/off signals supplied from the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki MIZUNO, Hidehiro AKAHORI
  • Publication number: 20150073665
    Abstract: In a turning direction indicator, a count section which counts a number of rotations in a case where an indication operation section is operated to a position indicating one turning direction and the one turning direction is displayed and where the steering wheel is rotated one time or more in the one turning direction. The counted number of rotations is stored. A determination section determines whether the stored value is a predetermined value indicating that the number of rotations is 0 in a case where the steering wheel is operated in the one turning direction and thereafter operated in another turning direction and where the steering angle becomes a predetermined angle or less. A cancelation section does not cancel display of the turning direction if the stored value is determined as being not the predetermined value, and otherwise cancels the display of the turning direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki MIZUNO, Hidehiro AKAHORI