Patents by Inventor Yuko Kinoshita

Yuko Kinoshita 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: 20200049524
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a technique to make it possible to estimate a travel route even if no destination is set or estimated. A travel route estimation apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a route estimation unit. The acquisition unit acquires an estimated destination which is estimated as a destination of a vehicle, a current position of the vehicle, and a travel history of the vehicle. When the acquisition unit does not acquire the estimated destination, the route estimation unit estimates a travel route which the vehicle travels from the current position, on the basis of the current position and the travel history which are acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuko OTA, Masahiko IKAWA, Ryusuke KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 9774022
    Abstract: A wiring module includes an insulating protector. The insulating protector includes a main body and a lid. The main body includes a holding portion that holds at least one of an element connecting member and an external connecting member. The lid is attached to the main body. The lid swings between an open position and a closed position. The holding portion is open at the open position and closed at the closed position. The lid includes a shaft for detachable attachment. The main body includes a shaft holder that receives the shaft and holds the shaft such that rotation of the shaft is allowed. The main body includes a restriction portion to hold the lid to the main body such that the swing of the lid is restricted between the open position and the closed position. The lid includes a restriction portion receiving portion that receives the restriction portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Shitamichi, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Yuko Kinoshita, Tomomi Kurita, Yusuke Ozaki, Nobuaki Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 9425520
    Abstract: A battery wiring module may include a connecting member and a resin protector. The connecting member may be connected to an electrode terminal, and the connecting member may include a beveled corner. The resin protector may be made of insulating resin and include a holding portion and a coming-off preventing projection. The holding portion may hold the connecting member and may be provided with a surrounding wall that surrounds a peripheral edge of the connecting member. The coming-off preventing projection may include an elastic piece disposed cover the beveled corner of the connecting member and thereby limit movement of the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Mitsutoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 9412989
    Abstract: Each of connection units integrally includes a cover via a hinge, and the cover covers an accommodation portion in which a connecting member is arranged. The connection unit includes a unit stopper and a unit stopper receiver that is fitted to the unit stopper that is formed on an adjacent connection unit. The cover includes a cover stopper and a cover stopper receiver that is fitted to the cover stopper formed on the cover of the adjacent connection unit. The connection units are connected to each other by fitting of the unit stoppers and the unit stopper receivers and fitting of the cover stoppers and the cover stopper receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Kensaku Takata, Hiroki Hirai, Katsunori Hamana, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masaru Shitamichi, Daiki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20160133905
    Abstract: A wiring module includes an insulating protector. The insulating protector includes a main body and a lid. The main body includes a holding portion that holds at least one of an element connecting member and an external connecting member. The lid is attached to the main body. The lid swings between an open position and a closed position. The holding portion is open at the open position and closed at the closed position. The lid includes a shaft for detachable attachment. The main body includes a shaft holder that receives the shaft and holds the shaft such that rotation of the shaft is allowed. The main body includes a restriction portion to hold the lid to the main body such that the swing of the lid is restricted between the open position and the closed position. The lid includes a restriction portion receiving portion that receives the restriction portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Masaru SHITAMICHI, Yoshinao KOBAYASHI, Yuko KINOSHITA, Tomomi KURITA, Yusuke OZAKI, Nobuaki ISHIBASHI
  • Patent number: 9300061
    Abstract: A battery wiring module is configured to be attached to a battery group including a plurality of batteries each having electrode terminals including a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal and configured to connect the electrode terminals. The battery wiring module includes a plurality of connection units connected to each other in a battery arrangement direction in which the batteries are arranged. Each of the connection units includes a bus bar and a bus bar housing. The bus bar is configured to connect one of the electrode terminals of one of the batteries and one of the electrode terminals of another one of the batteries. The bus bar housing houses the bus bar. The bus bar has a pair of terminal through holes configured to receive the electrode terminals and each of the terminal through holes is formed in a shape elongated in the battery arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Hiroki Hirai, Katsunori Hamana, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masaru Shitamichi, Daiki Hirano
  • Patent number: 9281613
    Abstract: A battery wiring module attached to a battery group formed by juxtaposing a plurality of batteries each having electrode terminals, includes: a plurality of bus bars; and a plurality of holder units made of an insulating resin and having holding portions and holding the bus bars. The holder units include: a first holder unit disposed at an end; and a second holder unit which is a holder unit other than the first holder unit. The holding portion of the second holder unit is provided with a bus bar insertion portion through which the bus bars are inserted in the direction in which the batteries are juxtaposed, and the second holding portion of the first holder unit is provided with an encompassing wall and adapted to insert the bus bars in a direction in which the first holder unit is attached to the battery group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Daiki Hirano
  • Patent number: 9209550
    Abstract: A battery wiring module to be attached to a cell group includes a plurality of cells each having positive and negative electrode terminals. The battery wiring module includes a busbar connecting the electrode terminals, a voltage sensing terminal overlapped with the busbar and connected to one of the electrode terminals, and an insulation protector including a housing and a wire guiding groove. The voltage sensing terminal is configured to sense a state of the cell group. The busbar and the voltage sensing terminal are housed in the housing. The wire guiding groove is configured to guide a sensing wire that extends from the voltage sensing terminal to extend out of the housing. In the housing, a bus bar lock tab and a sensing terminal lock tab are formed on one elastic locking piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRNG SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Katsunori Hamana, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masaru Shitamichi, Daiki Hirano
  • Patent number: 9088040
    Abstract: A cell wiring module includes: a plurality of coupling units that hold a plurality of connection members for electrically connecting electrode terminals of adjacent single cells; an opening end section positioned on one side of each coupling unit, and has a first engagement hole formed therein; a latching end section positioned on the other side of each coupling unit, and has a latching unit inserted into the first engagement hole of a coupling unit adjacent in the coupling direction, and latches onto the hole edge section of the first engagement hole; and a fluctuating movement restricting piece arranged at one of the opening end section and the latching end section, wherein the fluctuating movement restricting piece is inserted into a second engagement hole provided at the other of the opening end section and the latching end section of an adjacent coupling unit, and restricts fluctuating movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Hiroki Hirai, Shinichi Takase, Ryoya Okamoto, Osamu Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20140329136
    Abstract: A battery wiring module, which is attached to a battery group formed by juxtaposing a plurality of batteries each having positive and negative electrode terminals, includes; a plurality of bus bars connected to the electrode terminals; and a resin protector made of an insulating resin and having a holding portion holding the bus bars. The holding portion of the resin protector is provided with a bus bar insertion portion adapted to insert the bus bars in a direction in which the plurality of batteries is juxtaposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Katsunori Hamana, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masaru Shitamichi, Daiki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20140315441
    Abstract: A battery wiring module may include a connecting member and a resin protector. The connecting member may be connected to an electrode terminal, and the connecting member may include a beveled corner. The resin protector may be made of insulating resin and include a holding portion and a coming-off preventing projection. The holding portion may hold the connecting member and may be provided with a surrounding wall that surrounds a peripheral edge of the connecting member. The coming-off preventing projection may include an elastic piece disposed cover the beveled corner of the connecting member and thereby limit movement of the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Mitsutoshi Morita
  • Publication number: 20140287622
    Abstract: A battery wiring module to be attached to a cell group includes a plurality of cells each having positive and negative electrode terminals. The battery wiring module includes a busbar connecting the electrode terminals, a voltage sensing terminal overlapped with the busbar and connected to one of the electrode terminals, and an insulation protector including a housing and a wire guiding groove. The voltage sensing terminal is configured to sense a state of the cell group. The busbar and the voltage sensing terminal are housed in the housing. The wire guiding groove is configured to guide a sensing wire that extends from the voltage sensing terminal to extend out of the housing. In the housing, a bus bar lock tab and a sensing terminal lock tab are formed on one elastic locking piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Katsunori Hamana, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masaru Shitamichi, Daiki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20140256178
    Abstract: A battery wiring module attached to a battery group formed by juxtaposing a plurality of batteries each having electrode terminals, includes: a plurality of bus bars; and a plurality of holder units made of an insulating resin and having holding portions and holding the bus bars. The holder units include: a first holder unit disposed at an end; and a second holder unit which is a holder unit other than the first holder unit. The holding portion of the second holder unit is provided with a bus bar insertion portion through which the bus bars are inserted in the direction in which the batteries are juxtaposed, and the second holding portion of the first holder unit is provided with an encompassing wall and adapted to insert the bus bars in a direction in which the first holder unit is attached to the battery group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Daiki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20140134894
    Abstract: A cell wiring module includes: a plurality of coupling units that hold a plurality of connection members for electrically connecting electrode terminals of adjacent single cells; an opening end section positioned on one side of each coupling unit, and has a first engagement hole formed therein; a latching end section positioned on the other side of each coupling unit, and has a latching unit inserted into the first engagement hole of a coupling unit adjacent in the coupling direction, and latches onto the hole edge section of the first engagement hole; and a fluctuating movement restricting piece arranged at one of the opening end section and the latching end section, wherein the fluctuating movement restricting piece is inserted into a second engagement hole provided at the other of the opening end section and the latching end section of an adjacent coupling unit, and restricts fluctuating movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Hiroki Hirai, Shinichi Takase, Ryoya Okamoto, Osamu Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20140113494
    Abstract: A battery wiring module is configured to be attached to a battery group including a plurality of batteries each having electrode terminals including a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal and configured to connect the electrode terminals. The battery wiring module includes a plurality of connection units connected to each other in a battery arrangement direction in which the batteries are arranged. Each of the connection units includes a bus bar and a bus bar housing. The bus bar is configured to connect one of the electrode terminals of one of the batteries and one of the electrode terminals of another one of the batteries. The bus bar housing houses the bus bar. The bus bar has a pair of terminal through holes configured to receive the electrode terminals and each of the terminal through holes is formed in a shape elongated in the battery arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Hiroki Hirai, Katsunori Hamana, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masaru Shitamichi, Daiki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20130309553
    Abstract: Each of connection units integrally includes a cover via a hinge, and the cover covers an accommodation portion in which a connecting member is arranged. The connection unit includes a unit stopper and a unit stopper receiver that is fitted to the unit stopper that is formed on an adjacent connection unit. The cover includes a cover stopper and a cover stopper receiver that is fitted to the cover stopper formed on the cover of the adjacent connection unit. The connection units are connected to each other by fitting of the unit stoppers and the unit stopper receivers and fitting of the cover stoppers and the cover stopper receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD, SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Kensaku Takata, Hiroki Hirai, Katsunori Hamana, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masaru Shitamichi, Daiki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20130147463
    Abstract: There are provided a deformed bus bar for electrically connecting terminals of adjacent battery cells in an assembled battery, a core having both ends opposed to each other across a clearance and continuously formed around a hollow portion through which a part of the deformed bus bar penetrates, and a Hall IC disposed in the clearance for outputting an electric signal depending on a magnetic flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takase, Yuko Kinoshita, Kensaku Takata, Hiroki Hirai, Takashi Misaki, Kouji Nishi
  • Publication number: 20120299691
    Abstract: An overcurrent breaking element-equipped terminal including a terminal main body having a terminal portion and a wire fixing portion and an overcurrent breaking element. The overcurrent breaking element includes a first lead wire connected to the terminal main body and a second lead wire connected to a terminal of a wire. The terminal main body includes an element connecting part that crimps and connects the first lead wire. The element connecting part is crimped on the first lead wire, and a double crimp terminal is crimped to connect the terminal of the wire to the second lead wire. Thus, the terminal main body, the overcurrent breaking element, and the wire are integrally provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Hirai, Ryoya Okamoto, Masakuni Kasugai, Yuko Kinoshita
  • Patent number: D508661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Yuko Kinoshita
  • Patent number: D496882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Yuko Kinoshita