US Pat. No. 9,386,733

BRAID AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A braid for a wire harness, the braid comprising multiple strands knitted in a tubular shape,
wherein the strands comprise a metal strand made of metal having electrical conductivity and a resin strand made of synthetic
resin having at least abrasion resistance, and

wherein the braid is formed by knitting together a plurality of picks in which each said pick is a bundle of the strands,
and the metal strand and the resin strand are mixed inside of each said pick,

wherein a cross-sectional area of the resin strand is larger than a cross-sectional area of the metal strand.

US Pat. No. 9,426,933

RESONANCE TYPE NON-CONTACT POWER FEEDING SYSTEM, POWER TRANSMISSION SIDE APPARATUS AND IN-VEHICLE CHARGING APPARATUS OF RESONANCE TYPE NON-CONTACT POWER FEEDING SYSTEM

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A resonance type non-contact power feeding system which transmits power from a power transmission side resonance coil portion
to a power reception side resonance coil portion by a non-contact resonance action,
wherein a power transmission side apparatus including the power transmission side resonance coil portion includes:
a power transmission side coaxial cable which electrically connects a high-frequency power source to the power transmission
side resonance coil portion;

a first power transmission side shielding unit covering the power transmission side resonance coil portion from outside with
a good conductor; and

a second power transmission side shielding unit covering the power transmission side coaxial cable and the first power transmission
side shielding unit;

wherein an external conductor of the power transmission side coaxial cable, the first power transmission side shielding unit,
a housing of the high-frequency power source, and the second power transmission side shielding unit are connected at the same
potential; and

wherein a power reception side apparatus including the power reception side resonance coil portion includes:
a first power reception side shielding unit covering the power reception side resonance coil portion from outside with a good
conductor;

a second power reception side shielding unit covering a rectifier that rectifies alternating current generated in the power
reception side resonance coil portion into direct current, from outside with a good conductor;

a third power reception side shielding unit covering the first power reception side shielding unit and the second power reception
side shielding unit, and

an output line shielding unit covering, in output lines from the rectifier to a load device, the output line in a section
from the third power reception side shielding unit to a housing of the load device; and

wherein the first power reception side shielding unit, the second power reception side shielding unit, the third power reception
side shielding unit, and the output line shielding unit are connected at the same potential.

US Pat. No. 9,516,776

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY, CONNECTION STRUCTURE BETWEEN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL FITTING, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX HAVING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electronic component assembly comprising
an electronic component and
a plurality of bus bars,
the electronic component being provided with a component main body having
a rectangular parallelepiped outer shape, and
a plurality of terminal portions protruding from a bottom surface of the component main body,
one end sides of the bus bars being electrically connected to the plurality of terminal portions, and the other ends thereof
being fitted to a plurality of terminal fittings,

wherein the other ends of the plurality of bus bars are opposite to a side surface of the component main body, and
wherein an overall height dimension of the electronic component assembly becomes a height dimension of the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,112,287

SWAGING CONNECTION STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A swaging connection structure, comprising:
a tubular metal foil member made by forming conductive metal foil into tubular shape;
a tubular connection part made of conductive metal and configured to be inserted inside the tubular metal foil member; and
a metallic ring-shaped swaging member deformable by swaging, and configured to pass the tubular metal foil member therethrough,
the ring-shaped swaging member including

a first deformed part, and a second deformed part, both formed inwardly into edgeless and dent shape by swaging the ring-shaped
swaging member from its outside to inside,

wherein the tubular metal foil member and the tubular connection part are made to abut to each other by the first deformed
part and by the second deformed part so as to be mechanically and electrically connected with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,065,233

TERMINAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

3. A method of manufacturing a terminal connection structure, comprising:
a wire crimping step of mounting a conductor on an upper surface of a base section of a wire crimping section of a terminal,
and caulking a caulking section formed in extension from the base section to cover the conductor, thereby crimping the conductor;
and

a friction-agitation connection-processing step of, after the wire crimping step, performing friction-agitation connection
processing to the wire crimping section by using a connection tool, and making both of the base section and the caulking section
together with the conductor into a state of integrated plastic flow, thereby forming a friction-agitation connection section.

US Pat. No. 9,450,352

COAXIAL CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A coaxial connector comprising:
an inner conductor terminal connected to a core wire of a coaxial cable;
a dielectric body that surrounds an outer periphery of the inner conductor terminal; and
an outer conductor terminal connected to a shield conductor of the coaxial cable and having a tubular portion which has a
continuous outer surface and surrounds the inner conductor terminal through the dielectric body,

wherein a protruding portion protruding from an inner peripheral wall of the tubular portion toward an inside of the tubular
portion and engaged with the dielectric body to thereby restrict a position of the dielectric body is integrally formed with
the tubular portion of the outer conductor terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,161,482

SHIELD TERMINAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A shield terminal connection structure, comprising:
a terminal part of a tubular shielding member which accommodates a plurality of conduction paths collectively, the terminal
part itself forming a holding part; and

a conductive fixing member which is fixed to a shield structure of a connection party to which the conduction paths are connected,
wherein the conductive fixing member is electrically contacted with and held to the holding part by the holding part,

wherein the holding part is formed by bending the terminal part in an axial direction of the tubular shielding member, and
the terminal part is bent around an inner fixing member and a portion of the inner fixing member protrudes through the tubular
shielding member and is fixed to the conductive fixing member by a fastener.

US Pat. No. 9,112,288

ELECTRIC WIRE WITH CRIMP TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric wire with a crimp terminal, comprising
an elongated conductor portion that extends in a longitudinal direction, an outer peripheral surface of the conductor portion
into which a plurality of metal element wires is bundled together being covered with an insulating sheath portion into the
electric wire, the plurality of metal element wires including peripheral metal element wires that constitute the outer peripheral
surface of the conductor and that contact the insulating sheath portion, the conductor portion defining a terminal portion
that is exposed, and

a conductor crimping portion of the crimp terminal that is crimped onto the exposed conductor portion, the exposed conductor
portion includes a one side portion side,

wherein terminal surfaces of the plurality of metal element wires are cut in alignments so that the terminal surface of at
least one of the peripheral metal element wires extends longitudinally further than the terminal surface of another of the
peripheral metal element wires, the at least one of the peripheral metal element wires being disposed farthest in a radial
direction from the one side portion side of the exposed conductor portion; wherein the exposed conductor portion has a plurality
of steps formed on the one side portion side.

US Pat. No. 9,112,297

CONNECTOR HAVING TERMINAL ACCOMMODATING CHAMBERS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a connector housing having a plurality of terminal accommodating chambers partitioned by partition walls formed in the connector
housing, wherein

each of the terminal accommodating chambers is provided, on one face thereof in a longitudinal direction of the terminal accommodating
chamber, with a terminal insertion opening through which a mating terminal is to be inserted and is provided, on the other
face in the longitudinal direction, with a wire withdrawal opening through which a wire is withdrawn,

the plurality of terminal accommodating chambers comprise at least one first terminal accommodating chamber intended to accommodate
a terminal therein and at least one second terminal accommodating chamber intended to accommodate no terminal therein, and

the connector housing is provided, in the second terminal accommodating chamber, with:
a first shielding wall which defines an erroneous-insertion allowable space for allowing the mating terminal to be inserted
into the second terminal accommodating chamber erroneously; and

a second shielding wall arranged between the first shield wall and the wire withdrawal opening.

US Pat. No. 9,412,494

ELECTRICAL-WIRE-PROTECTING MEMBER

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical wire protection member, comprising:
a body which surrounds an electrical wire to be installed;
a semi-cylindrical fixing portion which is an integral part of the body and to which an end portion of one of plural kinds
of corrugated tubes having different diameters is fixed, wherein the electrical wire is inserted in the one of plural kinds
of corrugated tubes;

engagement projection strips which project inward from the fixing portion so as to extend in a radial direction of the fixing
portion, and which engage with respective outer circumferential grooves of the one of plural kinds of corrugated tubes;

a tying member which fixes, by tight fastening, the one of plural kinds of corrugated tubes to an inner peripheral surface
of the fixing portion; and

tying member restricting portions which are formed in respective end portions of the fixing portion in an outer circumferential
direction of the fixing portion and which determine a position of the tying member,

wherein each of the tying member restricting portions has plural positioning hole portions having different tying member bridging
positions that correspond to the different diameters of the corrugated tubes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,462,730

SHIELD MEMBER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A shield member comprising:
a flexible main body part surrounding an electrical wire connected to a device in a shield case; and
a flange part provided at a shield-case-side terminal part of the main body part so as to be integral with the main body part,
facing a wall surface of the shield case, wherein the stiffness of the flange part is higher than the stiffness of the main
body part, and

the flange part is formed at the shield-case-side terminal part of the main body part by widening and folding back into a
plurality of layers.

US Pat. No. 9,231,329

PIVOTAL COVER

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing provided with a pair of housing side mounting plates including a shaft hole passing a shaft therethrough;
a cover rotatively pivoted around the housing so as to open and close an opening of the housing, and provided with a pair
of cover side mounting plates including a shaft hole passing the shaft therethrough, the pair of cover side mounting plates
being positioned between the pair of housing side mounting plates; and

a boss disposed on one of the pair of cover side mounting plates and the pair of housing side mounting plates, cylindrically
upstanding from each of faces opposite to the other of the pairs, and passing the shaft therethrough, wherein at least one
of a projection and a depression is formed plurally on a peripheral surface of the boss configured to shear ice between the
boss and the one of the pair of cover side mounting plates and the pair of housing side mounting plates when rotating about
the shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,460,878

FUSE UNIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A fuse unit, comprising:
a resin housing that is formed by an insulator;
a circuit body that is formed by a conductor, is molded integrally with the resin housing and branches and transfers electric
power from a power source side to a load side; and

a fusible body that is provided on the circuit body and fuses at overcurrent to the load side, wherein
the circuit body is formed by a block side circuit body to be connected to the power source side, and a block side terminal
body to be connected to the load side,

a block side first connection end to which one side of the fusible body is to be detachably connected is formed on the block
side circuit body,

a block side second connection end to which the other side of the fusible body is to be detachably connected is formed on
the block side terminal body,

the block side first connection end and the block side second connection end are provided on a plurality of places and a plurality
of the fusible bodies is connected thereto, and

partition ribs partition the adjacent fusible bodies, the partition ribs are respectively formed on a cover that includes
a front side element cover and a back side element cover.

US Pat. No. 9,391,384

CONNECTOR CRIMPING TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A terminal, comprising:
an electric wire connecting part having a core wire barrel part that crimps a core wire exposed in one end of an electric
wire, the core wire being made of a first metal;

wherein the electric wire connecting part is made of a second metal whose ionization tendency is lower than that of the first
metal,

wherein the electric wire connecting part is plated with a third metal whose ionization tendency is between the first metal
and the second metal so that a plating layer made of the third metal is formed on the electric wire connecting part, and

wherein the core wire barrel part is crimped so as to break down the plating layer formed on a connecting surface of the core
wire barrel part on which the core wire is mounted,

wherein the core wire and the connecting surface of the core wire barrel part are in contact directly and electrically with
each other.

US Pat. No. 9,466,957

WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A wire harness comprising:
a tubular sheathing member that covers at least one conduction path; and
at least one path-maintaining member that is formed in a plate shape corresponding to a bent part formed by bending the sheathing
member,

wherein a tape is wrapped around the whole of the bent part while the path-maintaining member is placed along the bent part.

US Pat. No. 9,426,879

REINFORCED METAL CORE BOARD AND ELECTRIC CONNECTION BOX HAVING THE SAME

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A metal core board which is used for an electric connection box, comprising:
a plurality of core metal plates to be laminated that are separated in a vertical direction;
insulation resin filled between each of the plurality of core metal plates; and
a slit formed in at least one of the plurality of core metal plates so as to divide the core metal plate to a plurality of
separate plates and being filled with the insulation resin therebetween, wherein the slit is disposed to entirely overlap,
at a corresponding lateral position, a region of another vertically separated core metal plate that defines a contiguous sheet
of metal so that each contiguous sheet of metal at the corresponding lateral position overlaps at least one slit, and wherein
the slit is not formed in at least one of the plurality of core metal plates, thereby a part of the core metal plate having
a weak strength due to formation of the slit is reinforced.

US Pat. No. 9,203,190

LOCK STRUCTURE OF CONNECTOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A lock structure of a connector, in which a first connector housing and a second connector housing to be engaged with each
other are locked in a releasable manner, the lock structure comprising:
a flexible lock arm, fixed to a wall part of the second connector housing at a base end portion of the flexible lock arm,
and extended in a fitting direction in which the second connector housing is fitted with the first connector housing;

a lock engaging part, provided at a distal end portion of the flexible lock arm, and configured to be locked with a locking
part provided in the first connector housing; and

a releasing lever part, connected to the lock engaging part at one end portion of the releasing lever part, extended along
the flexible lock arm, and configured to be rotated together with the lock engaging part around a pivot which is movable while
releasing the lock,

wherein a thickness of the flexible lock arm is gradually decreased from the base end portion to the lock engaging part.

US Pat. No. 9,093,790

CONNECTOR DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector device comprising:
a connector comprising
a connector housing having a slider fitting chamber and a terminal accommodation chamber opening to the slider fitting chamber,
and

a terminal having a terminal contact portion accommodated in the terminal accommodation chamber to be elastically deformable
and protruding toward the slider fitting chamber; and

a slider comprising
an insertion guide portion inserted into the slider fitting chamber in an inserting direction to an insertion completion position,
a terminal pressing portion provided integrally with the insertion guide portion toward a tip end of the insertion guide portion
and configured to press the terminal contact portion in a depth direction of the terminal accommodation chamber to elastically
deform the terminal contact portion in an insertion process of the insertion guide portion, and

a flat circuit body disposed rearward of the terminal pressing portion in the insertion direction and unmovably fixed to the
insertion guide portion in a direction along the insertion direction, the flat circuit body being inserted into the slider
fitting chamber together with the insertion guide portion, the flat circuit body with the insertion guide portion positioned
at the insertion completion position being positioned to oppose the terminal contact portion,

wherein the terminal pressing portion is configured to press the terminal contact portion before a tip end of the flat circuit
body reaches a position of a tip end of the terminal in an insertion process of the insertion guide portion into the slider
fitting chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,485,892

FLAT WIRING BODY MODULE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A flat wiring body module comprising:
a flat wiring body;
a containing member formed of resin for containing the flat wiring body; and
a connector part configured to connect a mating member,
wherein the flat wiring body comprises:
a flat wiring body for power comprising a power circuit which may serves as a noise source or a noise passage, and a first
flat board in which the power circuit is provided;

a flat wiring body for non-power comprising a non-power circuit in which an influence of a noise is to be avoided, and a second
flat board in which the non-power circuit is provided; and

a flat wiring body for ground comprising a ground and a third flat board in which the ground is provided; and
wherein the flat wiring body for power, the flat wiring body for non-power, and the flat wiring body for ground are stacked
in a state where the flat wiring body for ground is arranged between the flat wiring body for power and the flat wiring body
for non-power.

US Pat. No. 9,397,451

CONNECTOR DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector device comprising:
a first connector housing having a first body portion, a lock arm, and a temporary locking portion temporarily locked to a
peripheral edge of a mounting hole of a mounting member and inserted from one side of the mounting hole; and

a second connector housing having a second body portion, a temporary locking release portion that displaces the temporary
locking portion to a release position in a fitting process into the first connector housing, a lock arm locking portion that
flexurally-deforms the lock arm into a temporary locking state allowing temporary locking to the peripheral edge of the mounting
hole and also locks the lock arm, and an actual locking portion that locks to the peripheral edge of the mounting hole in
an insertion complete position of the mounting hole, and configured to insert from the other side of the mounting hole,

wherein when the second connector housing is fitted into the first connector housing temporarily locked to the peripheral
edge of the mounting hole by the temporary locking portion, the lock arm locking portion flexurally-deform the lock arm in
the fitting process so as to be temporarily locked to the peripheral edge of the mounting hole, the temporary locking release
portion release the temporary locking of the temporary locking portion in the temporary locking state of the lock arm and
the peripheral edge of the mounting hole, the lock arm being recovered from flexural deformation when fitted into an inter-connector
fitting position to lock the lock arm into the lock arm locking portion, and when the second connector housing moves to an
insertion complete position of the mounting hole, the actual locking portion lock to the peripheral edge of the mounting hole,

wherein the first connector housing includes a rotation prevention lock arm configured to temporary lock the rotation prevention
lock arm to the peripheral edge of the mounting hole and to locate a temporary locking position to a position allowing to
prevent rotation around the temporary locking position of the lock arm as a supporting point,

the second connector housing includes a rotation prevention pressing portion configured to flexurally-deform the rotation
prevention lock arm, and

the rotation prevention pressing portion temporarily locks the rotation prevention lock arm to the peripheral edge of the
mounting hole in timing when the lock arm locking portion temporarily locks the lock arm to the peripheral edge of the mounting
hole.

US Pat. No. 9,263,823

LEVER CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lever connector, comprising:
a first connector housing;
a second connector housing that includes a distal fitting portion intended for a distal end of the first connector housing
to be fittedly connected thereto, and is adapted to be attached to a connector attaching plate in a state of inserting the
second connector housing through a connector attaching hole of the connector attaching plate;

a lever adapted to fit the first connector housing into the second connector housing by a pivoting operation; and
a grommet for ensuring a waterproofing property of an inside of the first connector housing;
wherein the lever includes:
a lever body that is formed independently of the first connector housing and is adapted to press a rear end of the first connector
housing, which is abutted on the second connector housing attached to the connector attaching plate, toward the second connector
housing;

a pivoting connection portion that pivotally connects one end of the lever body to the connector attaching plate, so that
the lever body performs a lever behavior for pressing the rear end of the first connector housing toward the second connector
housing; and

a lever locking piece that is provided on the other end side of the lever body and is adapted to fix the other end side of
the lever body to the connector attaching plate when fitting between the first connector housing and the second connector
housing has been completed by the lever behavior of the lever body;

wherein the grommet is fitted and mounted on the lever and includes:
a lever covering portion that is coupled to the lever body by a lip having a groove adapted to be fitted on an outer peripheral
edge of the lever body; and

a tubular that is integrally formed with the lever covering portion and is adapted to receive a cable connected to the first
connector housing; and

wherein when fitting between the connector housings has been completed by the lever behavior of the lever, the lip is tightly
contacted with a peripheral edge of the connector attaching hole to ensuring the waterproofing property of the inside of the
first connector housing.

US Pat. No. 9,504,142

FLEXIBLE FLAT CIRCUIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A flexible flat circuit, comprising:
a pair of insulation sheets; and
a plurality of conductors comprising a first conductor and a second conductor disposed between and covered with the pair of
insulation sheets such that the plurality of conductors do not contact each other, the first conductor has a greater width
and thickness and current carrying capacity that the second conductor, and the top faces of the first and second conductors
are flush with each other,

wherein the entirety of the first and second conductors are disposed between and covered with the pair of insulation sheets,
wherein the first conductor is embedded in one of the pair of insulation sheets and the second conductor is provided on a
surface of the one of the pair of insulation sheets, and

wherein a fuse circuit is formed on the second conductor by stacking a metallic layer on an S-shaped section of the second
conductor, the metallic layer having a melting point lower than a melting point of a material of the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,420,671

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lighting control system comprising:
a plurality of light sources;
a plurality of light source drivers, each of the light source drivers being configured to adjust a light emission intensity
of an associated one of the light sources in at least two levels; and

an integrated controller configured to control the light source drivers to control conditions of the light sources in an integrated
manner,

wherein the integrated controller is configured to control the light source drivers to execute a light intensity transition
of reducing the light emission intensity from a first light intensity level to a second light intensity level that is lower
than the first light intensity level with respect to each of the light sources such that a timing at which the light intensity
transition ends is substantially the same for each of the light sources.

US Pat. No. 9,521,762

ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An attachment structure for attaching an object to a subject comprising:
a plurality of attaching legs projected from an outer surface of the object, disposed on and overlapped with the subject;
a single washer fixed to the subject together with one attaching leg by a bolt, while being directly disposed on and overlapped
with a side of at least one of the attaching legs, the side facing away from the subject; and

a cover directly attached to the one attaching leg, holding the washer between a substrate portion of the cover and the one
attaching leg, and having an exposing hole for exposing a first hole provided on the washer,

wherein a diameter of the first hole is smaller than a diameter of a second hole provided on the one attaching leg for inserting
a shaft of the bolt,

wherein the washer is held between the one attaching leg and the cover movably in at least a range where the first hole is
overlapped with the second hole provided on the one attaching leg, received in a concave portion formed on a surface of the
one attaching leg,

wherein a size from an edge of the first hole to an outer edge of the washer is equal to a size from an edge of the second
hole to an outer edge of the concave portion such that in any position within the concave portion the washer is moved without
the shaft of the bolt being inserted into the first hole and the second hole, the entire first hole consistently overlaps
with the second hole, and

wherein the washer is a round shape in plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,117,587

NOISE REDUCTION DEVICE AND BUS BAR MODULE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A noise reduction device for use with a bus bar module having a holder, the noise reduction device comprising:
a magnetic core configured to surround an outer periphery of an electric cable;
an elastic sheet configured to wrap around the electric cable so as to surround the electric cable, the elastic sheet being
disposed between an inner peripheral surface of the magnetic core and an outer peripheral surface of the electric cable and
elastically deformed, and at least a first portion of the elastic sheet overlaps a second portion of the elastic sheet; and

a guide portion of the holder disposed between the elastic sheet and the electric cable.

US Pat. No. 9,231,350

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a cylindrical shape and configured to insert therein a wire which has a terminal at a terminal portion of
the wire;

a shield shell disposed on an outer peripheral side of the housing;
a mounting member configured to be assembled with the housing and the shield shell and to set the terminal therein; and
a fixing mechanism, wherein
the mounting member includes a tubular portion configured to be inserted into a gap between the housing and the shield shell
in a diameter direction of the housing and to be contacted with an end face of the housing,

the shield shell includes a fixing portion configured to be fixed to the housing, and a movable portion rotatably connected
to the fixing portion and disposed on an outer periphery of the tubular portion,

the housing is molded integrally with the fixing portion and the wire by an insulating resin, and
the fixing mechanism is provided between the movable portion and the tubular portion in the diameter direction, is configured
to move the end face of the housing toward the tubular portion when the movable portion is rotated, and is configured to fix
the housing and the shield shell to the mounting member in a state where the tubular portion and the end face of the housing
closely contacted with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,362,653

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a terminal receiving portion provided with a terminal fitting to be connected to an electrode of a connector attachment portion;
a cover member for covering the terminal receiving portion:
a first interlock connector projecting from the cover member; and
a second interlock connector provided on the terminal receiving portion and configured to be fitted to the first interlock
connector,

wherein when the cover member covers the terminal receiving portion, the first and second interlock connectors are fitted
to each other, and thereby the connector detects that the cover member covers the terminal receiving portion to permit conduction
between the electrode of the connector attachment portion and the terminal fitting,

wherein the terminal receiving portion is provided with a bolting chamber in which the terminal fitting and the electrode
are fastened with a bolt, an insertion hole into which the first interlock connector is inserted, and a partition wall for
separating the bolting chamber from the insertion hole,

wherein the bolting chamber and the insertion hole are arranged adjacent to each other in a direction perpendicular to a central
axis of the insertion hole, and the partition wall is configured to separate the bolting chamber and the insertion hole in
said direction, and

wherein the second interlock connector is provided at a position corresponding to the insertion hole.

US Pat. No. 9,106,007

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:
a case main body to which a bolt is attached;
a terminal of which one end is provided with a bolt insertion portion, and the other end is provided with a wire connection
portion;

an electric wire connected to the wire connection portion; and
a side cover to which the terminal is attached,
wherein the bolt is inserted into the bolt insertion portion by mounting the side cover on a side surface of the case main
body,

wherein the side cover is provided with a wire fixing piece extended along the electric wire,
wherein a sectional shape of the wire fixing piece is a shape having a space for receiving the electric wire at an opposite
side to the bolt insertion portion with respect to a straight line connecting both ends of the wire fixing piece,

wherein when two of first electric wires are used, the wire fixing piece abuts on an outer periphery of one of the first electric
wires,

wherein when one of second electric wire of which diameter is larger than the first electric wire is used, only both ends
of the wire fixing piece abut on an outer periphery of the second electric wire, and

wherein when either of the first and second electric wires is used, a distance from the wire fixing piece to the bolt insertion
portion is kept in a position where the bolt is inserted into the bolt insertion portion.

US Pat. No. 9,197,003

CONNECTOR AND COATING MEMBER USED FOR THE SAME

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing formed with a plurality of terminal insertion holes into which a plurality of terminals is inserted, respectively;
a coating member arranged inside the housing and coating the plurality of terminals; and
a storage chamber having an opening provided on a lower surface of the housing configured to accommodate the coating member
through the opening on the lower surface, the opening being between a front surface and a rear surface of the housing serving
as insertion ends of the housing,

wherein the coating member includes a main body fixed inside the housing, and a plurality of slit doors provided in the main
body and divided into a plurality of small pieces by a plurality of slits, and

wherein each of the slit doors elastically deforms by abutting a terminal of the plurality of terminals inserted into the
terminal insertion hole when the terminal passes therethrough, and is brought into contact with the terminal when the terminal
is attached to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,252,410

POWER STORAGE APPARATUS

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A power storage apparatus comprising:
a power storage module including a plurality of power storage elements which are aligned in one direction;
a bus bar module configured to electrically connect the power storage elements;
a device placed adjacently to the power storage module in the direction of the alignment of the power storage elements;
a high-voltage cable used in charge and discharge of the power storage module and configured to electrically connect a first
electrode terminal of the power storage module to the device, the first electrode terminal being one of two electrode terminals
of the power storage module and being located on a farther side of the power storage module from the device; and

a connection terminal mechanically connected to the first electrode terminal and having an elongate shape that extends downward
from the first electrode terminal,

wherein:
an end face of the high-voltage cable is directly connected to a side edge of a lower portion of the connection terminal,
the bus bar module includes a plurality of support portions supporting the high-voltage cable at a plurality of points, each
support portion of the plurality of support portions including inner wall surfaces defining a directly upward facing opening;

the inner wall surfaces include first and second substantially planar surfaces, the first and second substantially planar
surfaces being substantially parallel to one another in the region of the opening;

the bus bar module positions the high-voltage cable along a reference path;
the bus bar module is configured such that when the bus bar module electrically connects the power storage elements, the high-voltage
cable is fittable from above the bus bar module into each of the support portions;

the high-voltage cable is arranged between the first and second substantially planar surfaces and is in direct contact with
each of the first and second substantially planar surfaces;

the first and second substantially planar surfaces form a space therebetween, the space allowing movement of the high-voltage
cable in upward and downward directions when the plurality of support portions support the high-voltage cable; and

the high-voltage cable is arranged along a straight line from the side edge of the lower portion of the connection terminal
to the support portion of the plurality of support portions located nearest to the connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,130,284

CRIMP TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A crimp terminal comprising:
a conductor crimp portion having a cross section formed into a U-shape by a bottom plate and a pair of conductor crimp pieces
provided to extend on both sides of the bottom plate and crimped to wrap a conductor of an electric wire disposed on an inner
surface of the bottom plate;

an electrical connection portion provided at a front end of the conductor crimp portion and being electrically connectable
to a mating terminal; and

a coated crimp portion provided at a rear end of the conductor crimp portion and configured to crimp a coated portion of the
electric wire,

wherein the conductor crimp portion is crimped and connected to the conductor and includes serrations at respective lattice
points of a lattice assumed in an inner surface of the conductor crimp portion and obliquely crossing in a longitudinal direction
of the conductor, the serrations being consisted of cylindrical recesses having the same shape,

wherein a first diagonal line of the lattice is located along the longitudinal direction of the conductor,
wherein a second diagonal line of the lattice is located perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the conductor,
wherein the conductor crimp portion includes a front end side crimp portion on a side of the electrical connection portion
and a rear end side crimp portion on a side of the coated crimp portion,

wherein the serrations include first serrations having a length of the first diagonal line greater than a length of the second
diagonal line, and

second serrations having a length of the first diagonal line smaller than a length of the second diagonal line,
wherein the first serrations are disposed in the rear end side crimp portion, and
wherein the second serrations are disposed in the front end side crimp portion.

US Pat. No. 9,116,194

CONNECTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector inspection system for detecting whether or not an attachment state of a connecting terminal in a connector
housing is proper by deciding whether or not a length of insertion of a detecting pin into a hole for inspection reaches a
prescribed length, the system in which the connector housing to be inspected includes a terminal receiving part having a terminal
receiving chamber to which the connecting terminal is inserted and attached, lance retraction space mounted inside the terminal
receiving part adjacently to the terminal receiving chamber, a lance which retracts in the lance retraction space by elastic
displacement by interference with the connecting terminal during insertion of the connecting terminal and returns from the
lance retraction space by an elastic restoring force to lock the connecting terminal at the time of completing the insertion
of the connecting terminal, and the hole for inspection for extending through a front end wall of the terminal receiving part
along an insertion direction of the connecting terminal and communicating with the lance retraction space, and an inspection
jig attached to a front end side of the connector housing includes the detecting pin capable of being inserted into the hole
for inspection,
wherein the connector housing includes a packing attachment surface formed on a proximal end side outer periphery of the terminal
receiving part, and a reference flat surface formed by straight extending in the insertion direction of the connecting terminal
in a top side outer peripheral region of the terminal receiving part so as not to overlap with a mounting range of the packing
attachment surface, and the inspection jig includes a guide flat surface for slidably making surface contact with the reference
flat surface in the case of before inserting the detecting pin into the hole for inspection, and a position and a direction
of insertion of the inspection jig into the connector housing are regulated by sliding contact between the reference flat
surface and the guide flat surface.

US Pat. No. 9,216,658

BATTERY PACK VOLTAGE DETECTION APPARATUS WITH CONTROLLER WHICH IS MOUNTED ONTO A CIRCUIT INCLUDING A FIRST BATTERY PACK VOLTAGE DETECTION PART AND WHICH CONTROLS THE OTHER BATTERY PACK VOLTAGE DETECTION PARTS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A voltage detection apparatus for a battery system including a first battery pack, a second battery pack and a third battery
pack, wherein a plurality of unit cells made of secondary batteries are connected to each other in each of the first, the
second and the third battery packs, the voltage detection apparatus comprising:
a first circuit board that is provided on the first battery pack and that includes;
a first voltage detection portion which detects a voltage of the first battery pack;
a control portion which controls the first voltage detection portion; and
a first insulation device which connects the first voltage detection portion with the control portion;
a second circuit board that is provided on the second battery pack and that includes:
a second voltage detection portion which detects a voltage of the second battery pack; and
a second insulation device which connects the second voltage detection portion with the control portion; and
a third circuit board that is provided on the third battery pack and that includes a third voltage detection portion which
is connected in series with the second voltage detection portion and which detects a voltage of the third battery pack,

wherein the control portion controls the second voltage detection portion and the third voltage detection portion.

US Pat. No. 9,603,293

NOISE-REDUCING SHIELDED CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A noise-reducing shielded cable comprising a cable that connects an inverter and a motor with each other, a shield layer
covering the cable, a first ground wire that grounds one of both ends of the shield layer, and a second ground wire that grounds
the other of the both ends of the shield layer,
wherein a capacitor of capacitance Ca1 and an inductor of inductance La1 are provided on the first ground wire,

wherein a capacitor of capacitance Ca2 and an inductor of inductance La2 are provided on the second ground wire, and

wherein, with capacitance between a core wire of the cable and the shield layer being C0 and a fundamental frequency of a surge voltage to be suppressed being f1, Expression (1) is satisfied,

f1=1/[2?×(L×C)1/2]  Expression (1)

wherein L=La1 and C=C0×Ca1/(C0+Ca1) or L=La2 and C=C0×Ca2/(C0+Ca2).

US Pat. No. 9,578,774

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT UNIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electronic component unit, comprising:
a housing which accommodates an electronic component therein, which includes a bottom surface in a vertical direction and
a side wall surface, and to which a connection portion with electric wire is provided on the bottom surface, the connection
portion extending through the bottom surface,

wherein the bottom surface of the housing includes an inclined surface extending from a first side adjacent the side wall
surface to a second side adjacent the connection portion, and

wherein the first side of the inclined surface is positioned at a lower position in the vertical direction than the second
side of the inclined surface,

wherein said side wall surface extends in an upwardly vertical direction from the first side of the inclined surface.

US Pat. No. 9,083,108

WATERPROOF ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector, comprising:
a terminal fitting provided at an end of an electric wire; and
a connector housing including a terminal accommodation part in which the terminal fitting is accommodated, wherein
the connector is to be waterproofed by a filler filled into a filling chamber of the connector housing,
the filling chamber is arranged to allow at least a wire connection part and an continuous part which is continuous to an
electrical contact part and continuous to the wire connection part in the terminal fitting to be immersed in the filler, and

the connector further comprises a holder fitted in the connector housing and engaged with the electric wire which is drawn
from the filling chamber, wherein

the holder includes a holder body and a plurality of first ribs extending from the holder body, the first ribs being formed
integrally with the holder body, and extending across an opening of the filling chamber and partly being immersed in the filler,
wherein

the holder body includes pressing grooves to be in contact with the electric wire, and each of the plurality of first ribs
respectively extends substantially along a widthwise center of a corresponding one of the pressing grooves, and

each of the first ribs is formed to extend to a position corresponding to the continuous part or the wire connection part,
and an extension part is integrally formed with one of the first ribs, the extension part extending from the partly immersed
portion of the one first ribs toward a bottom of the filling chamber so as to contact the continuous part or the wire connection
part.

US Pat. No. 9,362,651

LOCKING STRUCTURE OF TERMINAL FITTING AND BULB SOCKET

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A locking structure of a terminal fitting, comprising:
a terminal fitting; and
a terminal containing portion that holds and contains the terminal fitting so that the terminal fitting is electrically connected
to a connection counterpart in a condition that at least part of the connection counterpart is inserted in the terminal containing
portion,

wherein a first lock projection, which is elastically deformable and is provided on the terminal fitting, is locked on a second
lock projection which is provided on the terminal containing portion; and

wherein the at least part of the connection counterparts inserted in the terminal containing portion, directly contacts the
first lock projection to restrict elastic deformation of the first lock projection in a direction in which the first lock
projection is unlocked from the second lock projection.

US Pat. No. 9,385,465

TERMINAL SPACER

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A terminal spacer having a cylindrical shape to be attached to a circumference of an electric wire connected to a terminal,
the terminal spacer comprising
a slit portion extending across the entire length in an axial direction of the terminal spacer,
the slit portion including:
an electric wire insertion slit portion into which the electric wire can be inserted; and
a narrow slit portion continuously extending from the electric wire insertion slit portion, having an opening width narrower
than that of the electric wire insertion slit portion and having a longitudinal length less than half of a longitudinal length
of the terminal spacer.

US Pat. No. 9,287,652

COVER-FITTED CONNECTOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A cover-fitted connector comprising:
a connector housing that houses a terminal connected to a terminal of an electric wire; and
a cover configured to be mated with the connector housing and to cover the electric wire pulled out from the connector housing,
wherein
the connector housing including:
a connector housing body, and
a connecting portion connected to the connector housing body and provided at an outer portion of the connector housing body,
and

the cover including:
a cover body,
a connected portion provided in the cover body and configured to be connected with the connecting portion at a time of mating
the cover with the connector housing,

a cutout portion formed at the cover body, the cutout portion having an end portion positioned at a boundary between the connector
housing body and the connecting portion to cover the connecting portion at the time of mating the cover with the connector
housing, and the cutout portion configured to expose the connector housing body outside the cover at the time of mating the
cover with the connector housing, and

a lead-out opening portion formed at the cover body and configured to lead out the electric wire outside the cover body at
the time of mating the cover with the connector housing, and wherein

one member of the connector housing and the cover has a restriction rib protruding therefrom in a second direction perpendicular
to a first direction for pulling apart the cover mated with the connector housing from the connector housing,

the restriction rib linearly extends in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction,
the other member of the connector housing and the cover has a restriction groove so formed as to correspond to the restriction
rib and configured to receive the restriction rib inserted from the third direction at the time of mating the cover with the
connector housing,

the restriction rib is so formed as to become larger in width in the first direction from a base end to a distal end in the
second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,214,744

CONNECTOR DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector device comprising:
a plurality of board mounted connectors, each including a mounting connector housing with a coupling opening part, the plurality
of board mounted connectors being mounted on a board accommodated in a housing case, and arranged at an opening part of the
housing case;

mating side connectors, configured to be fitted with the board mounted connectors respectively;
levers, rotatably attached to the mating side connectors; and
a guiding hood, including a plurality of connector fitting parts which guide an insertion of the mating side connectors corresponding
to the board mounted connectors, and configured to be attached to the opening part of the housing case, wherein

the board mounted connectors and the mating side connectors are configured to be fitted with each other by rotating the levers
which are engaged to the connector fitting parts,

the guiding hood includes locking portions configured to be locked and engaged to the board mounted connectors respectively
by being elastically engaged with engaging parts of the board mounted connectors respectively in a direction in which the
board mounted connectors are arranged, and

each of the connector fitting parts has an opening part which is bigger than the coupling opening part of the mounting connector
housing.

US Pat. No. 9,241,417

WATERPROOF STRUCTURE OF ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A waterproof structure of an electrical junction box including
a junction box main body and a tubular wire cover, the junction main body having a groove formed on an outer wall of the junction
box main body, and the wire cover being slidably engaged with the groove of the junction box main body,

wherein an electric wire is passed downward through the wire cover and fixed to a taping portion located at a lower portion
of the wire cover using a tape, the waterproof structure comprising a step portion as a water stop formed integrally on a
rear wall of the wire cover,

wherein the rear wall of the wire cover is arranged in contact with or adjacent to a back wall of the groove of the junction
box main body, and the wire cover and the back wall of the groove are positioned apart to each other so as to form a space
below the step portion, so that a bottom face of the step portion, the bottom face being formed in a horizontal or a substantially
horizontal manner, serves as a water stop face that prevents water from entering into the electrical junction box from bottom
along the back wall of the groove through the electric wire.

US Pat. No. 9,382,959

ELECTRIC BRAKING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

ADVICS CO., LTD., Aichi-...

1. An electric braking device for a vehicle, which is configured to generate braking torque on a wheel of the vehicle, the
electric braking device comprising:
a brake caliper which is provided to the wheel;
a pressing member which is provided to the brake caliper and is configured to be driven to press a friction member to a rotary
member which is fixed to the wheel and rotates together with the wheel;

an electric motor which is a power source to drive the pressing member;
an electric power line which is configured to supply electric power to the electric motor from an electric power source which
is fixed to a vehicle body of the vehicle; and

a connector which is configured to relay the electric power line,
wherein the connector includes a terminal joining portion which joins one terminal of the electric power line and another
terminal of the electric power line to each other, such that the one terminal and the another terminal are in contact with
each other across a length of the terminal joining portion, the one terminal and the another terminal being made of metal,
and

wherein the terminal joining portion is positioned inside the brake caliper.

US Pat. No. 9,585,269

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:
a positive electrode side busbar connected to a positive electrode of a high voltage battery;
a negative electrode side busbar connected to a negative electrode of the high voltage battery; and
a case in which the positive electrode side busbar and the negative electrode side busbar are accommodated, wherein
the case includes a bottom wall, a circumferential wall erected from the bottom wall, and a partition wall erected from the
bottom wall,

the circumferential wall is provided with a pair of wall portions facing each other, and the partition wall is provided between
the pair of wall portions,

a positive electrode side busbar accommodation area in which the positive electrode side busbar is accommodated and a negative
electrode side busbar accommodation area in which the negative electrode side busbar is accommodated are partitioned over
the entire circumference by the partition wall and the circumferential wall,

the partition wall is a waterproof partition wall that partitions the positive electrode side busbar accommodation area in
which the positive electrode side busbar is accommodated and the negative electrode side busbar accommodation area in which
the negative electrode side busbar is accommodated,

the case includes a plurality of busbar attachment walls erected from the bottom wall,
each of the plurality of busbar attachment walls extends along with a side of the positive electrode side busbar or the negative
electrode side busbar, and

a height of each of the plurality of the busbar attachment walls is higher than a thickness of the positive electrode side
busbar or the negative electrode side busbar, and is lower than a height of each of the circumferential wall and the partition
wall.

US Pat. No. 9,293,838

ALUMINUM CABLE PROVIDED WITH CRIMPING TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. An aluminum cable with crimping terminal comprising:
an aluminum cable including a conductor formed of aluminum or aluminum alloy and an insulating covering portion that envelops
an outer periphery of the conductor, and a crimping terminal including a crimping portion that is crimped to the aluminum
cable and electrically connected to the aluminum cable, wherein

the crimping portion includes a first crimping portion including a conductor crimping portion that is crimped to the conductor
exposed by removing the insulating covering portion on the crimping terminal of the aluminum cable, and a conductor enveloping
portion that is integrally connected to the conductor crimping portion along an extending direction of the aluminum cable,
and deformed when being crimped to the aluminum cable in substantially the same shape as a case of being crimped to the insulating
covering portion so as to envelop a portion of the conductor in a vicinity of the insulating covering portion, and

a second crimping portion that is formed of a tubular metallic member separate from the first crimping portion, and crimped
to an outer peripheral surface of the insulating covering portion in a vicinity of the conductor of the aluminum cable that
is inserted into the tube, and wherein

the first crimping portion and the second crimping portion are integrally interconnected to each other by sealing a gap of
the first crimping portion that is crimped to the aluminum cable with a sealer, and by sealing a gap between the first crimping
portion and the second crimping portion with the sealer.

US Pat. No. 9,287,642

CONNECTOR HAVING A TIP END ABUTTING A CIRCUIT BOARD AND LOCKED IN A CONNECTOR RECEIVING MEMBER ATTACHED TO THE CIRCUIT BOARD

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A board connector comprising:
a connector body which houses and holds a terminal fitting, connected to a cable extended from an external apparatus and corresponding
to a contact arranged on a circuit board; and

a connector receiving member which is attached to the circuit board, and which engagingly locks a tip end surface of the connector
body in a state where the tip end surface of the connector body is butted against a surface of the circuit board, wherein

the connector body includes:
an inner housing which engagingly locks the terminal fitting so that a tip end surface of the terminal fitting is projected
from the tip end surface of the connector body;

an outer housing which supports the inner housing so that the inner housing is slidable in a fitting direction along which
the connector body and the connector receiving member are fitted to each other; and

a housing urging spring which is disposed between the inner housing and the outer housing in a compressed state to urge the
inner housing in a projecting direction along which the inner housing is projected from the outer housing, and

the tip end surface of the terminal fitting is pressingly contacted with the contact, thereby causing the terminal fitting
to be electrically connected to the contact.

US Pat. No. 9,236,666

STRUCTURE OF CONNECTION BETWEEN COAXIAL CABLE AND SHIELD TERMINAL, AND METHOD OF CONNECTION THEREBETWEEN

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A structure of connection between a coaxial cable and a shield terminal comprising:
the coaxial cable configured to have at least one core wire part made of a conductor, an insulating coating part with which
said core wire part is coated, a braided shield with which an outer peripheral surface of said insulating coating part is
covered, and an insulating tube with which an outer peripheral surface of said braided shield is covered;

the shield terminal that has a cylindrical press bond part pressed and is bonded to the outer peripheral surface of the braided
shield; and

a ring-shaped crimp member that is pressed and bonded to an outer peripheral surface of the insulating tube,
wherein at least an end of the insulating tube is configured to form a gap between the braided shield and have an inside diameter
larger than an outside diameter of the press bond part, the crimp member is arranged on the end of the insulating tube, and
the press bond part is inserted between an inner peripheral surface of the end of the insulating tube and the outer peripheral
surface of the braided shield and is pressed and bonded to the outer peripheral surface of the braided shield by pressing
and bonding the crimp member.

US Pat. No. 9,236,165

ELECTRIC CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric cable in which a coat layer is formed of a non-crosslinked resin composition that comprises (A) 40 to 84 parts
by mass of a polypropylene homopolymer, (B) 1 to 10 parts by mass of a polypropylene-based modified resin, (C) 10 to 30 parts
by mass of a polyolefin-based copolymer, and (D) 5 to 20 parts by mass of an olefin-based elastomer and further comprises
1 to 30 parts by mass of a metal hydroxide and 10 to 80 parts by mass of a halogen-containing flame retardant based on 100
parts by mass of the resins (A), (B), (C), and (D) in total;
wherein the polypropylene-based modified resin (B) has a weight average molecular weight of 15,000 to 50,000.

US Pat. No. 9,403,494

TOLERANCE ABSORBING STRUCTURE FOR WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A tolerance absorbing structure for a wire harness, comprising:
a shield shell that is formed in a cylindrical shape so as to have a fitting space therein and has a supporting piece that
protrudes in a direction perpendicular to an axis line direction of the fitting space, the shield shell including:

a lance engagement part within the fitting space; and
an abutment surface that is within the fitting space and separated from the lance engagement part in the axis line direction;
and

an inner holder configured to be inserted, along the axis line direction, into the fitting space of the shield shell so as
to be held in a manner of being restricted from being separated from the shield shell and to extend beyond an end of the shield
shell, the inner holder including:

a wire holding hole for fixing wires whose lengths extend along the axis line direction and through the wire holding hole;
an abutment surface restriction part configured to abut the abutment surface of the shield shell in order to restrict a degree
in which the inner holder is insertable into the fitting space of the shield shell along the axis line direction; and

a lance configured to engage with the lance engagement part of the shield shell in order to restrict a degree in which the
inner holder is moveable along the axis line direction in the fitting space of the shield shell,

wherein in response to the inner holder being inserted through the shield shell so as to extend from both sides of the shield
shell, the inner holder is held within the fitting space of the shield shell so as to have a movable space in the axis line
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,272,674

WIRE HARNESS CONTINUITY INSPECTION DEVICE, WIRE HARNESS CONTINUITY INSPECTION PROGRAM, AND WIRE HARNESS CONTINUITY INSPECTION METHOD

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A wire harness continuity inspection device, comprising:
a storage unit that stores auxiliary device-based wiring information and region-based connector/wiring information; and
a control unit that compares a first terminal of a first electrical component and a second terminal of a second electrical
component connected by a circuit line, described in the auxiliary device-based wiring information stored in the storage unit
with terminals connected to both ends of an electrical wire connecting the first terminal of the first electrical component
and the second terminal of the second electrical component, described in the region-based connector/wiring information stored
in the storage unit, wherein

the control unit is configured to
specify, based on a first region-based connector/wiring information, a first certain electrical wire and a second certain
electrical wire of which one end is connected to the other end of the first certain electrical wire which are described in
the first region-based connector/wiring information, and regard the first certain electrical wire and the second certain electrical
wire as a single electrical wire,

specify, based on a first auxiliary device-based wiring information, a first terminal of a first electrical component and
a second terminal of a second electrical component connected by a circuit line, described in the first auxiliary device-based
wiring information,

specify, based on the first region-based connector/wiring information, a first electrical wire of which one end is connected
to the first terminal of the first electrical component described in the first region-based connector/wiring information,
and

determine whether a terminal connected to the other end of the first electrical wire is identical to the second terminal of
the second electrical component,

wherein the region-based connector/wiring information reflects actual wiring and the auxiliary device-based wiring information
is predetermined.

US Pat. No. 9,099,218

ELECTRIC WIRE OR CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric wire or cable which comprises an aluminum-alloy strand formed of an aluminum-alloy comprising:
Fe: 0.1% by mass or more to less than 1.0% by mass;
Zr: 0 to 0.08% by mass;
Si: 0.02 to 2.8% by mass;
at least one of Cu: 0.05 to 0.63% by mass and Mg: 0.04 to 0.45% by mass; and
the remainder being aluminum and unavoidable impurities, wherein the aluminum-alloy strand is obtained by wire-drawing a wire
rod without a thermal treatment until becoming a final wire diameter, and

the aluminum-alloy strand has a tensile strength of 80 to 150 MPa, an electric conductivity of 58 to 64% IACS, and an elongation
ratio of 10 to 30%.

US Pat. No. 9,246,316

WIRING HARNESS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A wiring harness, comprising:
(a) a stiff portion defining a first power transmission path and having such stiffness to retain a shape corresponding to
the first power transmission path; (b) a flexible portion defining a second power transmission path and having a stiffness
smaller than the stiffness of the first power transmission path, and having flexibility; and (c) a connecting part connecting
the stiff portion to the flexible portion, the connecting part including a connection structure configured to connect a conductive
end of the stiff portion and a conductive end of the flexible portion to each other with the conductive ends insulated from
outside, wherein one of the stiff and flexible portions has a conductor, an insulation, a first shielding member, and a sheath,
the sheath also serving as an exterior armor element, and wherein the other of the stiff and flexible portions has a second
shielding member, and one of the first and second shielding members has a length extending past a connecting region where
the conductive ends of the stiff and flexible portions are connected to each other, and extends to the other of the first
and second shielding members.

US Pat. No. 9,153,883

TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A terminal comprising:
a ground metal part which is made of a first metallic material;
an intermediate layer which is made of a second metallic material having a lower standard electrode potential than that of
the first metallic material, and which is plated thin on at least a part of a surface of the ground metal part; and

a surface layer which is made of a third metallic material having a lower standard electrode potential than that of the second
metallic material, and which is plated thin on at least a part of a surface of the intermediate layer; wherein

the second metallic material is zinc or an alloy consisting essentially of zinc.

US Pat. No. 9,246,241

CRIMPING STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A crimping structure comprising:
a crimping terminal that has a base plate and a crimping blade part on the base plate;
a coated electric wire that has a conductor which is electrically connected to the crimping blade part by crimping the coated
electric wire to the crimping blade part, and is bent to be formed into a mountain-like shape whose apex is a connecting part
where the conductor and the crimping blade part are connected; and

an insulative resin part that covers a part of the coated electric wire from the apex to hem parts at two sides of the mountain-like
shape and the crimping blade part.

US Pat. No. 9,224,511

ELECTRICAL WIRE AND ELECTRICAL WIRE WITH TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical wire, comprising:
a conductor part that is made of a precipitation strengthened copper alloy having a cross-sectional area of 0.13 sq in ISO
6722 standard and is compressed,

wherein the conductor part has a rate of elongation of 7% or more, and a tensile strength of 500 MPa or more
wherein in the precipitation strengthened copper alloy, a rate of decrease in strength is 18% or less with respect to a rate
of decrease of 30% in a cross-sectional area.

US Pat. No. 9,281,606

CONNECTOR FOR AUTOMOBILE WIRING HARNESS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector comprising: a terminal; a housing provided with a terminal receiving chamber for receiving the terminal;
a rear holder attached to an end of the housing to prevent the terminal from falling out of the terminal receiving chamber;
and

a rubber plug pressed into the terminal receiving chamber,
wherein the terminal is provided with an electric contact portion connected to a mating terminal, and a wire connecting portion
connected to an electric wire,

wherein the terminal receiving chamber is provided with: a first receiving portion receiving the wire connecting portion,
an end of the electric wire connected to the wire connecting portion, and the rubber plug; a second receiving portion continued
to the first receiving portion; and a step wall formed between the first receiving portion and the second receiving portion,

wherein the wire connecting portion is provided with a flange portion projected from an outer peripheral wall of the wire
connecting portion and allowed to abut on the step wall,

wherein the rubber plug is composed of a ring-shaped packing attached to an outer periphery of the electric wire and keeping
a space between an outer peripheral wall of the electric wire and an inner wall of the first receiving portion watertight,
and a resin member,

wherein the resin member is provided with a buried portion, a cylinder portion extended in a cylindrical shape from the buried
portion made by insert molding, and a second flange portion at an end of the buried portion opposite the cylinder portion,

wherein the buried portion includes a cylindrical main body axially offset from and radially inward of the cylinder portion,
and defines an annular recess configured to receive the packing between the cylinder portion and the second flange portion,
and

wherein the cylindrical main body of the buried portion defines a plurality of through-holes.

US Pat. No. 9,272,675

WIRING HARNESS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A wiring harness, comprising:
a plurality of electrical wires; and
a tubular shielding member configured to receive the plurality of electrical wires as a whole therein, and coupled to a shield
part of a device side via a tubular terminal portion, and comprising:

a shielding body portion disposed over a bundled portion in which the plurality of electrical wires is bundled as a whole,
and

a shielding terminal portion disposed over an enlarged portion of the plurality of electrical wires thereby corresponding
to the enlarged portion, wherein the enlarged portion is wider than the bundled portion in conformity with an terminal arrangement
of the plurality of electrical wires or a shape of the shield part of the device side; wherein the shielding terminal portion
is continuous with at least one end of the shielding body portion; and wherein the shielding terminal portion is formed of
braid,

wherein the shielding body portion is formed of multiple layers, of which one is a metallic film,
wherein the shielding body portion is formed such that a diameter of the shielding body portion is made constant,
wherein the tubular shielding member has an overlapped section in which the braid overlaps with the metallic film, and
wherein the braid and the metallic film are coupled or connected to each other in the overlapped section in accordance with
clamping or clipping process by using at least two ring members, and wherein one of the at least two ring members is disposed
on an inner surface of the shielding terminal portion at the overlapped section, and the other ring member is disposed on
an outer surface of the tubular shielding member.

US Pat. No. 9,270,044

SUBSTRATE CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A substrate connector that conductively connects a terminal fitting connected to a cable from an external device with contact
point patterns arrayed at a predetermined array pitch on one side of a circuit board, the connector comprising:
a connector main body that houses and retains pieces of the terminal fitting at an array pitch corresponding to the array
pitch of the contact point patterns and having a leading end face butted against a surface of the circuit board on which the
contact point patterns are arrayed, so as to bring leading end faces of the pieces of the terminal fitting with the contact
point patterns; and

a connector receiving member that is attached to the circuit board and that holds the leading end face of the connector main
body butted against the surface of the circuit board;

wherein the terminal fitting is provided with a spring piece that imparts a predetermined contact pressure to the contact
point patterns by a predetermined elastic deformation upon contact with the corresponding contact point patterns and served
as contact points to be contacted with the contact point patterns, and

the spring piece is formed integrally on the terminal main body by folding a strip-shaped plate piece continued from the one
sidewall of the terminal main body such that a portion of the plate piece projects from the leading end of the terminal main
body.

US Pat. No. 9,252,524

TERMINAL HAVING A PAIR OF ELASTIC CONTACT PIECES WITH INWARDLY AND OUTWARDLY BENT PORTIONS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A terminal comprising:
a pair of elastic contact pieces provided on opposite side walls of a terminal housing and configured to come into elastic
contact with a counterpart terminal in the terminal housing,

wherein each elastic contact pieces includes a bent portion which is bent inwardly in the terminal housing and extending from
a portion of a respective side wall of the terminal housing in the terminal housing, a clamping portion extending from a front
end of the bent portion in the terminal housing along an extending direction of the side wall, and a contact portion which
is provided at a tip end of the clamping portion and a first portion of the contact portion extending directly from the clamping
portion is bent inwardly, and a second portion of the contact portion extending from the first portion is bent outwardly in
the terminal housing,

wherein an entire length of the clamping portion is longer in the extending direction than an entire length of the bent portion
in the extending direction, and

wherein a most outwardly disposed part of the contact portion in the lateral direction is disposed at a tip end side of the
clamping portion the tip end side of the clamping portion being disposed at a most inner part of the clamping portion in the
terminal housing in the extending direction of the side wall, and

the most outwardly disposed part of the contact portion is disposed inside respective outer wall surfaces of the side walls
and is disposed more outwardly in a lateral direction than the entire length of the clamping portion with respect to the terminal
housing.

US Pat. No. 9,236,720

HIGH VOLTAGE CONDUCTIVE WIRE AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A high voltage conductive wire, comprising:
a first conductor, configured to perform as one of a plus pole and a minus pole;
a first insulator, provided outside of the first conductor;
a second conductor, configured to perform as the other of the plus pole and the minus pole, provided outside of the first
insulator, and formed by a metallic pipe; and

a second insulator, provided outside of the second conductor so as to cover an outer face of the second conductor,
wherein a cross sectional area of the second conductor is set corresponding to a cross sectional area of the first conductor,
and

the second conductor is configured to have hardness enough to hold a bended shape of the high voltage conductive wire.

US Pat. No. 9,403,495

WIRE HARNESS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A method for manufacturing a wire harness, the wire harness having at least one electric wire and a tubular protection
member made of synthetic resin and arranged to receive the at least one electric wire to protect the electric wire, wherein
the protection member is arranged to be bent at an appropriate section when wired on an automobile, and wherein the protection
member has an outer surface including circumferentially-extending recessed grooves and circumferentially-extending protrusions
which are arranged alternately along a longitudinal direction of the protection member so as to form the outer surface of
the protection member into a concertina shape,
the method comprising steps of:
receiving the electric wire in the protection member in a linear state;
attaching the adjacent protrusions of the appropriate section of the protection member in the linear state on an inward side
with respect to a direction in which the appropriate section is bent when wired in the automobile to each other; and

pushing only the inward side of the appropriate section against an outer periphery of a heated circular-plate-shaped shaping
jig, thereby bending the appropriate section of the protection member in said direction in a non-restorable fashion.

US Pat. No. 9,306,355

CONNECTION METHOD BETWEEN BRAIDED SHIELD LAYER OF SHILED WIRE AND DRAIN WIRE, AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF THE SAME

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connection method between a braided shield layer of a shield wire and a drain wire for electrically connecting the drain
wire composed of a plurality of conductive element wires with the braided shield layer provided as a most outer layer formed
by braiding a plurality of conductive wire bundles each composed of a plurality of conductive element wires thinner than the
conductive element wires of the drain wire, said connection method sequentially comprising the steps of:
a shield terminal insertion step for inserting a ring-shaped shield terminal over a vicinity of an end of the shield wire,
the shield terminal having an enlarged radius portion via a step portion;

a shield layer folding and overlapping step for folding an end side nearer than the shield terminal of the braided shield
layer of the shield wire and overlapping with an outer side wall of the shield terminal so that an end side of the braided
shield layer is positioned on the step portion;

a drain wire overlapping step for overlapping the drain wire with a part of the outer side wall of the shield terminal where
the braided shield layer is overlapped;

a shield ring inserting step for inserting a shield ring over the outer side wall where the braided shield layer is overlapped
and a portion where the drain wire is overlapped until the step portion of the shield terminal is reached; and

a crimping step for pressing a portion of the shield ring corresponding to the portion where the drain wire is overlapped
toward an axial direction of the shield ring from an outer periphery of the shield ring, and deforming the pressed portion
into a concave shape.

US Pat. No. 9,288,926

STRUCTURE FOR HOLDING ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC COMPONENT WITH ELECTRIC WIRE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A structure for holding an electric/electronic component with an electric wire by a housing, the electric/electronic component
comprising a component body to which the electric wire is attached, said structure comprising:
a component holding portion provided in the housing to hold the electric/electronic component,
wherein the component holding portion comprises:
a holding arm portion comprising a moving-direction extending arm portion having an arm shape extending in a moving direction
in which the component body is moved to be installed in the housing through an attachment port for the component body defined
on a side corresponding to one side surface of the component body and on a front end side of the holding arm portion; and

an electric wire pressing wall portion comprising a wall which defines a gap between the electric wire pressing wall portion
and the holding arm portion to allow the electric wire to be inserted and disposed, and

wherein in a state in which the electric/electronic component is installed in the housing, the component body is placed in
an installation position, and the electric wire is disposed to expand the gap, whereby the holding arm is deformed such that
the moving-direction extending arm portion presses the one side surface.

US Pat. No. 9,190,236

FUSE UNIT

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A fuse unit including a fuse element therein, the fuse unit comprising:
a first resin body;
a second resin body bendably attached to the first resin body by a hinge portion such that the second resin body is bendable
around the hinge portion with respect to the first resin body in a bended state;

a first opposing wall provided on the first resin body;
a second opposing wall provided on the second resin body and opposing the first opposing wall, so that the hinge portion is
disposed between the first opposing wall and the second opposing wall;

a pair of first side walls provided on the first resin body and extending in a direction intersecting an axis of the bending
of the second resin body;

a pair of second side walls provided on the second resin body and extending in a direction intersecting the axis of the bending
of the second resin body;

a pair of lock arms provided at respective ends of the first side walls closest to the hinge portion;
a pair of engaging parts, provided at the lock arms respectively, and each of which having a first inclined face; and
a pair of engaged parts, provided at a side of the hinge portion in the second side walls respectively, and corresponding
to the engaging parts respectively, and each of which having a second inclined face such that in the bended state the first
inclined face is in surface contact with the second inclined face,

wherein the first inclined face and the second inclined face are formed along a direction being substantially perpendicular
to a direction of a reaction force by springback of the fuse element caused by the bending of the second resin body,

wherein in the bended state, the first inclined face and the second inclined face are flush with each other such that the
first inclined face is locked to the second inclined face, and

wherein a majority of the first inclined face is flush with a majority of the second inclined face, and
wherein the first inclined face and the second inclined face are diagonal to the pair of first side walls and the pair of
second side walls.

US Pat. No. 9,443,642

ELECTRICAL WIRE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical wire, comprising: a conductor portion comprising a plurality of element wires being twisted together, each
element wire consisting of pure aluminum material and inevitable or unavoidable impurities other than pure aluminum and being
formed as a compressed conductor; and an insulating covering portion disposed over the conductor portion,
wherein a stranding pitch of the element wires is at least three times greater than an outer diameter of the conductor portion
but no more than thirty times greater than the outer diameter of the conductor portion.

US Pat. No. 9,128,163

VOLTAGE MEASURING APPARATUS FOR PLURAL BATTERY

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A voltage measuring apparatus for measuring an output voltage of each cell of a plural battery that connects a plurality
of cells in series to output a required voltage, comprising:
a voltage detector provided for each of a plurality of blocks into which the plurality of cells are divided, configured to
detect each cell voltage in the block; and

a charging state monitoring part configured to monitor a charging state of each cell voltage according to the cell voltages
detected by the voltage detectors,

each of the voltage detectors including:
a communication part configured to transmit and receive data to and from the charging state monitoring part;
a reference voltage generator having a series-connected circuit of a resistor and at least one diode configured to output
a reference voltage that is generated across the diode when a voltage is applied across the series-connected circuit; and

an A/D converter configured to digitize an output voltage of each cell and the reference voltage,
the communication part transmitting the digitized voltage signals to the charging state monitoring part,
the charging state monitoring part including:
a theoretical value generator configured to generate a theoretical voltage generated across the diode according to an ambient
temperature; and

an error detector configured to compare the digitized voltage signal of the reference voltage transmitted from the voltage
detector with the theoretical value, and according to a result of the comparison, detect an error in the voltage signals digitized
by the A/D converter.

US Pat. No. 9,305,681

HIGH-VOLTAGE CONDUCTIVE PATH AND WIRING HARNESS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A high-voltage conductive path comprising:
one of a positive electrode conductor and a negative electrode conductor;
a first insulator arranged outside of the one of the positive electrode conductor and the negative electrode conductor;
an other of the positive electrode conductor and the negative electrode conductor arranged outside of the first insulator;
and

a second insulator arranged outside of the other of the positive electrode conductor and the negative electrode conductor,
wherein the one of the positive electrode conductor and the negative electrode conductor is a single core wire, and has a
shape holding function for holding a shape along an arrangement pathway,

wherein the high-voltage conductive path includes a shield member wound outside of the second insulator, and
wherein the high-voltage conductive path is used in a wiring harness, and is not provided with a protector.

US Pat. No. 9,118,125

EARTH TERMINAL MOUNTED TOOL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A thin plate-like earth terminal mounted tool with: a plurality of earth wires respectively connected to a plurality of
electric components installed on a vehicle, a plurality of earth terminals respectively connected to end portions of the earth
wires, and the earth terminals individually connected to the earth terminal mounted tool, the earth terminal mounted tool
comprising:
an earth connecting portion comprising
a first earth connecting section to which earth terminals along a first direction can be connected, one end of the first earth
connecting portion provided with a first body connecting portion connected to a body of the vehicle,

a second earth connecting section to which earth terminals along a second direction intersecting with the first direction
can be connected, one end of the second earth connecting portion provided with a second body connecting portion connected
to the body of the vehicle, and

a third earth connecting section to which earth terminals along a third direction intersecting with the first and the second
direction can be connected, one end of the third earth connecting portion provided with a third body connecting portion connected
to the body of the vehicle; and

a connection member connecting the first, the second, and the third body connecting portion to the body of the vehicle at
a point, wherein

the first, the second, and the third earth connecting section are radially arranged around the connection member.

US Pat. No. 9,293,866

CONNECTOR WITH U-SHAPED TERMINAL FITTINGS INSERT MOLDED IN A TUBULAR SHAPED HOUSING

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a connector housing formed in a tubular shape by an insulating synthetic resin;
a cover for closing an opening of one end side in an axial direction of the connector housing; and
plural terminal fittings formed inside the connector housing by insert molding, one end of the terminal fittings each being
arranged in an opening for coupling of the other end side in the axial direction of the connector housing and the other end
of the terminal fittings each being connected to one end of an electric wire,

wherein the one end of the terminal fittings each led out of one inner wall part of the connector housing traverses the opening
for coupling, and a distal end of the terminal fittings each is buried in the other inner wall part opposed to the one inner
wall part, and

wherein a portion of the one end of each of the terminal fittings which is buried in the one inner wall part and a portion
of the distal end of each of the terminal fittings which is buried in the other inner wall part are folded to form a U-shaped
cross section of each of the terminal fittings.

US Pat. No. 9,743,545

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:
a casing that includes
a first member that houses inside an electronic component, and a second member, the first member and the second member being
stacked in a stacking direction and fitted to each other,

an insertion port formed on the first member and through which an electric wire connected to the electronic component is inserted,
and

an exterior installation unit formed outside the insertion port of the first member, and on which an end of an exterior member
externally fitted to the electric wire is arranged in the stacking direction; and

a cover member that includes a pair of locking units that face each other in a direction intersecting the stacking direction,
the cover member being locked to the exterior installation unit via the pair of locking units, and interposing and holding
the end of the exterior member between the cover member and the first member, wherein

the second member includes a pressing wall that interposes an end to be pressed of the cover member between the pressing wall
and the first member and presses the end to be pressed toward the first member side, and

the cover member includes an end surface abutting protrusion that extends outwardly from an outer surface of the cover member
in a direction that intersects the stacking direction, and the end surface abutting rib protrusion contacts a tip end surface
of the pressing wall such that the end surface abutting rib lies outside of the second member.

US Pat. No. 9,356,412

FEMALE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING FEMALE TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A female terminal, to be connected with a male terminal with a tab width of not larger than 0.64 mm, comprising:
a box portion which is formed into a quadrangular prism-like shape such that a tab of a male terminal fits therein, by bending
a copper alloy plate which is obtained by being continuously and repeatedly bent under tension thereby applying strain to
surface layers of the copper alloy plate and obtaining a rate of elongation of 0.1 to 1.5% while applying thereto a tension
corresponding to 30 to 70% of a proof stress of a material of the copper alloy plate, before an age heat treatment is applied
thereto, the copper alloy plate having a proof stress of 700 MPa or larger and a width of 10 mm or larger and in which no
crack is produced therein when bent 180 degrees about a bending axis which is at a right angle to a rolling direction of the
copper alloy plate, wherein

the box portion comprises notches which are formed in inner sides of bent portions produced by bending the copper alloy plate,
and wherein

a depth of the notch is set to be in the range from ¼ to ½ of a thickness of the copper alloy plate.

US Pat. No. 9,321,415

POWER-SUPPLYING SYSTEM

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A power-supplying system comprising:
a support fixed to one of a sliding structure and a fixing structure;
a turning member pivotally fixed to the support and allowing wire harness to be inserted thereinto;
a rolling spring for biasing the turning member in a predetermined rotation direction; and
a guide member for guiding wire harness to one of the sliding structure and the fixing structure;
wherein the rolling spring comprises a first end projecting inwardly and a second end projecting outwardly,
the turning member comprises a primary shaft projecting toward a first side in an axial direction, the primary shaft allowing
wire harness to be inserted thereinto, and a secondary shaft formed at a second side in the axial direction,

the primary shaft comprises a first locking section disposed inside the rolling spring and engaging with the first end of
the rolling spring,

the support comprises an accommodating member for accommodating the rolling spring, and
the guide member comprises a second locking section assembled to the support at the first side in the axial direction and
engaging with the second side of the rolling spring.

US Pat. No. 9,281,609

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR CONNECTION STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A waterproof connector connection structure comprising:
a first connector configured to be mounted to a first surface of a mounting wall having an opening while being inserted into
the opening in an insertion direction; and

a second connector configured to be supported at a second surface of the mounting wall which is opposite to the first surface,
wherein the first connector is fluid-tightly fitted with the second connector through the opening of the mounting wall,
wherein the first connector includes:
a cylindrical spacer which is fitted into the opening of the mounting wall; and
a housing having a support part and a housing body,
wherein the support part is mounted to the first surface of the mounting wall while being able to be displaced along a plane
perpendicular to the insertion direction;

wherein the housing body is provided to so as to suspend from the support part, and a leading end portion of the housing body
is inserted in the opening with a clearance between an inner periphery of the spacer and an outer periphery of the housing,

wherein a first ring-shaped seal member is interposed between an inner periphery of the opening and an outer periphery of
the spacer,

wherein a second ring-shaped seal member is interposed between the spacer and the support part in the insertion direction,
wherein a third ring-shaped seal member is interposed between the second connector and the leading end portion, and
wherein, when the first connector is mounted to the mounting wall:
the support part of the first connector overlaps and directly contacts the second ring-shaped seal member when viewed in the
insertion direction, and

the second ring-shaped seal member overlaps and directly contacts an end of the spacer when viewed in the insertion direction.

US Pat. No. 9,293,907

PROTECTIVE DEVICE FOR LOAD CIRCUIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A load circuit protective device for turning a load circuit off when temperature of a wire of the load circuit increases,
the load circuit supplying electric power outputted from a power supply to a load and driving the same, the protective device
comprising:
a current sensor for detecting current flowing through the wire of the load circuit;
an electronic switch for switching between on and off of the load circuit;
a sampling period setter for setting a sampling period;
a temperature estimator for estimating temperature of the wire, from the difference which is calculated between the consumed
energy in the wire and the released energy from the wire, based on the current detected by the current sensor, with the sampling
period set by the sampling period setter based on the current detected by the current sensor; and

a switch controller for turning off the electronic switch when the temperature of the wire estimated by the temperature estimator
reaches a previously set threshold temperature, wherein

the sampling period setter sets the sampling period to a first predetermined sampling period as provided by a first clock
when the electronic switch is on and sets the sampling period to a second predetermined sampling period longer than the first
predetermined sampling period as provided by a second clock different from the first clock when the electronic switch is off.

US Pat. No. 9,318,818

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical connector including a female connector and a male connector in a freely engageable and detachable manner,
comprising:
a male tab provided at the male connector;
a housing part where the male tab is inserted provided at the female connector;
an electrical contact part made up of a contact point provided at a contact piece and a beat protrusion provided at a beat
piece to hold and press the male tab to enable electrical connection provided at the housing part;

a protrusion provided at least at one of the contact piece and the beat piece at a position different from the electrical
contact part, and

a recessed part accepting the protrusion provided at the male tab,
wherein the contact piece, the beat piece, and the protrusion are constituted to be one component, and
a height of the protrusion is higher than a height of the contact point.

US Pat. No. 9,872,404

WATERPROOF TYPE CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A waterproof type control apparatus comprising:
a circuit board sealed and housed in a casing including a cover and a base having a mounting surface;
a connector housing which is a resin molded member mounted at one side of the circuit board and exposed from a side surface
opening of the cover; and

a plurality of first connection terminals press-fitted into a partition wall of the connector housing, wherein
one end of each first connection terminal is connected the circuit board, and another end of each first connection terminal
is connected in a contact conductive manner to a second connection terminal provided within a mating connector, so that the
waterproof type control apparatus is connected to a wire harness which is outside the casing,

the connector housing includes an outer annular peripheral wall which is provided at an outer side of the partition wall and
to which the mating connector is fitted,

a waterproof packing for preventing water from entering a closed space including a contact conductive portion between each
first connection terminal and each second connection terminal is provided between an end surface portion of the outer annular
peripheral wall and the mating connector,

a water-repellent filter which is a flat porous material including a plurality of fine pores which block entry and passing
of water droplets into the casing and allow atmospheric air to freely pass therethrough is fixed in a close contact manner
to an inner wall of the partition wall,

the water-repellent filter includes an inner surface portion communicating with an inner space of the casing and an outer
surface portion communicating with a breath ventilation hole through which outside air is introduced,

at the breath ventilation hole, water barrier walls are disposed at three sides of an atmospheric opening surface penetrating
the partition wall, and a poured water blocking wall is disposed at least which partially blocks either one of poured water
in a first direction flowing from a cover side plane to a base side plane or poured water in a second direction flowing from
the base side plane to the cover side plane and releases the other poured water, and

the poured water blocking wall at least partially blocks one of the poured water in the first direction or the poured water
in the second direction based on whether the base is mounted on a floor surface or a ceiling surface,

wherein a throttling hole portion is provided such that a hole diameter of the breath ventilation hole is small at a position
of a depth portion thereof that communicates with the outer surface portion of the water-repellent filter.

US Pat. No. 9,270,057

CONNECTOR WITH U-SHAPED TERMINAL FITTINGS INSERT MOLDED IN A TUBULAR SHAPED HOUSING

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a connector housing formed in a tubular shape by an insulating synthetic resin;
a cover for closing an opening of one end side in an axial direction of the connector housing; and
plural terminal fittings formed inside the connector housing by insert molding, one end of the terminal fittings each being
arranged in an opening for coupling of the other end side in the axial direction of the connector housing and the other end
of the terminal fittings each being connected to one end of an electric wire,

wherein the one end of the terminal fittings each led out of one inner wall part of the connector housing traverses the opening
for coupling, and a distal end of the terminal fittings each is buried in the other inner wall part opposed to the one inner
wall part, and

wherein a portion of the one end of each of the terminal fittings which is buried in the one inner wall part and a portion
of the distal end of each of the terminal fittings which is buried in the other inner wall part are folded to form a U-shaped
cross section of each of the terminal fittings.

US Pat. No. 9,550,252

ULTRASONIC JOINTING METHOD

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. An ultrasonic jointing method for performing an ultrasonic joint of a conductor part which is exposed by removing a coating
of an electric wire with respect to a terminal, the ultrasonic jointing method comprising:
holding the conductor part of the electric wire and the terminal between an anvil and a horn in which a concave part is formed;
and

applying an ultrasonic vibration to the conductor part of the electric wire and the terminal that are held between the anvil
and the horn,

wherein the conductor part is received in the concave part which has a space area of 0.89 to 1.46 times as large as a cross-sectional
area of the conductor part of the electric wire.

US Pat. No. 9,214,792

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:
a case for housing electronic components;
a harness outlet provided on a sidewall of the case; and
a harness guide extended from a circumference of the harness outlet, the harness guide having a first end proximate the harness
outlet, and a second end more distant from the harness outlet than the first end,

wherein the wiring harness having first and second lateral side portions, an upper portion and a lower portion, at the first
end the harness guide covers a whole circumference of a wiring harness, and at the second end the harness guide covers the
first and second lateral side portions and the upper portion of the wiring harness and does not cover the lower portion of
the wiring harness.

US Pat. No. 9,431,737

FITTING TYPE CONNECTING TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD.,...

1. A fitting type connecting terminal comprising a male terminal and a female terminal, each of the male and female terminals
being made of a tin-plated electrically conductive base material,
wherein a surface of a contact portion of one of the male and female terminals with the other of the male and female terminals
has a plurality of grooves or recessed portions which are spaced from each other in longitudinal directions of the one of
the male and female terminals, and

wherein the grooves or recessed portions satisfy d?b, d?a?L and a+c?L, assuming that each of the grooves or recessed portions
has a width a (?m), a depth b (?m) and a distance c (?m) from an adjacent one of the grooves or recessed portions in the longitudinal directions and that the fitting type connecting
terminal allows a sliding distance L (?m) between the male terminal and the female terminal in a state that the male terminal is fitted into and fixed to the
female terminal, the fitting type connecting terminal producing an oxide of abrasion powder having a maximum grain size d (?m) due to sliding between the male terminal and the female terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,603,290

SHIELD UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A shield unit comprising:
a tubular shield member having a tubular portion and a developed portion extending from the tubular portion and developed
outward in a radial direction of the tubular portion; and

a shield shell connected to the developed portion and comprising a first plate and a flat second plate, wherein
the first plate comprises: a flat plate member having a first through hole at a center of the flat plate; and at least one
crimping piece extending from an outer circumferential edge of the flat plate member and folded back to one surface of the
flat plate member in a penetrating direction of the first through hole,

the second plate has a second through hole at a center of the second plate,
the developed portion is held by and between the flat plate member and the second plate piled with the first through hole
and the second through hole being aligned,

the second plate piled on the flat plate member with the developed portion held by and between the flat plate member and the
second plate is crimped and fixed to the one surface of the flat plate member by a tip end of the crimping piece, and

the tubular portion passes through the first through hole or the second through hole and extends out of the shield shell.

US Pat. No. 9,399,426

TURNING DIRECTION INDICATOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A turning direction indicator which indicates a turning direction of a vehicle, comprising:
an indication operation section which is operated from a neutral position to a position indicating the turning direction,
thereby switching display of the turning direction to an ON state;

a display section which, when the display of the turning direction is switched to the ON state by the indication operation
section, displays the turning direction;

a steering angle detection section which detects a steering angle of a steering wheel that is operated for changing a course
of the vehicle;

a first determination section which determines whether the steering angle detected by the steering angle detection section
becomes equal to or larger than a magnitude of a first angle that is a rotation angle in a one turning direction after the
steering angle becomes a rotation angle in another turning direction that is opposite to the one turning direction in a state
where the indication operation section is operated to a position indicating the one turning direction and in a state where
the one turning direction is displayed by the display section;

a second determination section which determines whether the steering angle detected by the steering angle detection section
becomes equal to or smaller than a magnitude of a second angle that is smaller than the first angle after the steering angle
becomes equal to or larger than the magnitude of the first angle; and

a cancelation section which, if the second determination section determines that the steering angle is equal to or smaller
than the second angle, cancels the display of the turning direction by the display section.

US Pat. No. 9,281,575

TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A terminal formed by bending a plate of conductive metal and housed in a connector housing, comprising:
a body part having a box-shape, comprising a bottom wall, a first side wall raised from one side end of the bottom wall, a
second side wall raised from the other side end of the bottom wall, a top wall extended from the first side wall, and an auxiliary
wall extended from the second side wall;

a terminal contact part provided on a front side of the body part;
an electric wire connecting part provided on a rear side of the body part;
a first slit which is provided on the top wall and which opens on a side end face of the top wall;
a second slit which is provided on the auxiliary wall and which opens on a side end face of the auxiliary wall;
a stabilizer formed by a separated portion on a front side of the second slit of the auxiliary wall;
a tab-entry-prevention part formed by a portion on a rear side of the second slit of the auxiliary wall;
a stabilizer reinforcing section formed by a separated portion on a front side of the first slit of the top wall; and
an engagement section formed by a portion on a rear side of the first slit of the top wall,
wherein when the plate before bending is viewed from its thickness direction, a conductor section having a cross-section having
constant width and thickness extends from the terminal contact part to the electrical wire connecting part.

US Pat. No. 9,412,491

WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A wire harness comprising: at least one conducting path; and an exterior member that covers the conducting path, said exterior
member is a tubular portion, wherein the the tubular portion has a shape changed portion in at least one position; wherein
the shape changed portion includes: at least one small tube portion which includes an accommodation space necessary for accommodating
the at least one conducting path; a tube continuous portion one end of which is continuous with an end of the at least one
small tube portion; and a large tube portion which is continuous with another end of the tube continuous portion and includes
a tubular shape that is larger in outer shape than the small tube portion; wherein the at least one small tube portion is
formed at a range sufficient for absorbing and dissipating heat generated at the at least one conducting path; wherein a peripheral
wall of the small tube portion is partially concave in a circumferential direction of the small tube portion so that a first
distance from a center line of the large tube portion to a first part of the peripheral wall of the small tube portion is
different from a second distance from the center line to a second part of the peripheral wall of the small tube portion, the
first part being opposed to the second part.

US Pat. No. 9,293,276

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE AND ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electronic component assembly structure comprising:
an electronic component configured to include a rectangular parallelepiped component main body and a plurality of lead terminals
provided in the component main body;

a housing member configured to accommodate the electronic component inserted thereinto; and
a plurality of terminal fittings configured to be held by the housing member and cause the plurality of lead terminals to
be fitted thereinto, wherein

the lead terminal includes a base end and a connection portion which is continuous to the base end and is suspended along
a side surface of the component main body in the insertion direction of the electronic component, with a gap with respect
to the side surface,

the housing member includes a first housing chamber which guides and accommodates the component main body and a second housing
chamber which accommodates and holds the terminal fitting,

the first housing chamber is surrounded by a frame-shaped wall portion uprightly formed from a bottom wall on every side,
and the second housing chamber is formed at the outside of the first housing chamber with the wall portion interposed therebetween,

the terminal fitting includes a spring portion which presses the connection portion connected to the terminal fitting, and
the spring portion is disposed so as to face the side surface of the component main body accommodated in the first housing
chamber with the wall portion interposed therebetween, and

the electronic component is inserted and accommodated in the housing member, and the plurality of lead terminals is respectively
fitted to the plurality of terminal fittings, so that the electronic component is assembled to the housing member.

US Pat. No. 9,240,662

TERMINAL TREATMENT METHOD AND TERMINAL TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR COAXIAL CABLE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A terminal treatment method for a coaxial cable which includes a core member in which an inner conductor is covered with
an insulator, an outer conductor provided around the core member and formed of a plurality of wires, and a sheath covering
an outer circumference of the outer conductor, the terminal treatment method for branching the core member and the outer conductor
from each other at a terminal of the coaxial cable in which both the outer conductor and the inner conductor are used as leads
comprising:
exposing the outer conductor by removing the sheath on an end portion of the coaxial cable;
separating the wires of the outer conductor from an outer circumferential surface of the core member by gripping and moving
an end portion of the outer conductor to loosen the exposed portion of the outer conductor;

extruding the core member having the inner conductor from gaps formed in the wires of the outer conductor to extract the core
member from the outer conductor;

intertwining the outer conductor by gripping and twisting the end portion of the outer conductor after the extruding step;
mounting a cylindrical core onto the core member at a terminal of the outer conductor exposed by the outer conductor exposing
step before the separating step; and

widening the terminal of the outer conductor away from the core member by deforming a terminal-near portion of the outer conductor
exposed in the outer conductor exposing step by compression from an outer circumferential side of the core conductor before
the cylindrical core mounting step.

US Pat. No. 9,244,276

HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A head-up display device for projecting a display light on a windshield of a vehicle to form a virtual image thereon, the
head-up display device comprising:
a casing;
an indicator which is attached to the casing to emit the display light into the casing;
a light guide path through which the display light emitted from the indicator is guided; and
a wiring board which is provided with a driving circuit for driving the indicator, wherein the casing includes a guide rail
formed as an inner surface of a lateral wall of the casing at one end side of the casing along an irradiation direction of
the display light from the indicator to support both lateral portions of the wiring board on the guide rail, and

the wiring board is attached, by a slidable attachment, in a containing space of the casing formed between the light guide
path and an inner surface of the casing and is configured to slide on the guide rail along the irradiation direction.

US Pat. No. 9,698,554

FEMALE TERMINAL FABRICATING METHOD

DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD.,...

1. A female terminal fabrication method comprising:
a first step of punching a copper alloy plate so as to form a blank which corresponds to a quadrangular prism-shaped box portion
into which a tab of a male terminal is fitted, wherein the copper alloy plate is obtained by being continuously and repeatedly
bent before an age heat treatment is applied thereto, wherein the copper alloy plate has a proof stress of 700 MPa or larger
and a width of 10 mm or larger in which no crack is produced therein when bent 180 degrees about a bending axis which is at
right angles to a rolling direction of the copper alloy plate; and

a second step of bending the blank into the quadrangular prism-shaped box portion, wherein
the second step has a step of forming notches in the blank before the blank is bent, and wherein
the notches are formed to a depth ranging from ¼ to ½ of a thickness of the copper alloy plate in positions corresponding
to inner sides of bent portions which are formed when the blank is bent.

US Pat. No. 9,312,638

LEVER CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lever connector to be attached to an attachment hole of a panel, comprising:
a first connector;
a second connector to be fitted with the first connector; and
a lever that is provided to one of the first connector and the second connector and causes the first connector and the second
connector to be fitted with each other by rotation thereof,

wherein the lever connector is attached to the attachment hole of the panel in a state where the first connector and the second
connector are fitted with each other,

the lever includes a locking portion that is provided to be bendable inward and outward with respect to a rotation direction
of the lever,

the one of the first connector and the second connector includes a locked portion that is to be locked with the locking portion,
wherein the rotation of the lever causes the locking portion to be bent outward with respect to the rotation direction of
the lever in a half fitting state of the first connector and the second connector to get over the locked portion, and then
causes the locking portion to be bent inward with respect to the rotation direction of the lever in a normal fitted state
of the first connector and the second connector such that the locked portion is locked with the locking portion, and

the locking portion is provided with an abutment portion that abuts on an edge part of the attachment hole when the first
connector and the second connector are attached to the attachment hole of the panel in the half fitting state where the locking
portion is bent outward.

US Pat. No. 9,083,100

CONNECTION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONNECTION TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connection terminal comprising:
a terminal connection portion to be connected with a partner terminal;
a wire connection portion connected with a wire;
a neck portion connecting the terminal connection portion and the wire connection portion and having a bottom wall and a pair
of side walls installed upright from both sides of the bottom wall, the pair of side walls having parallel wall portions equally
spaced from each other and inclined wall portions inclined in directions that gradually make the interval narrower from the
terminal connection portion toward the wire connection portion; and

a resin covering portion covering a connection portion of the wire connection portion and the wire and molded by resin injection
molding by use of a die,

wherein a resin blocking piece of the die placed in between the parallel wall portions of the pair of side walls blocks a
resin poured into the die in molding of the resin covering portion, and

wherein the pair of side walls are formed continuously from walls of the terminal connection portion to walls of the wire
connection portion.

US Pat. No. 9,310,443

VOLTAGE DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF REDUCING DISPERSION OF DARK CURRENTS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A voltage detection apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of voltage detection units, each of which detects cell voltages of plural cells in each of blocks in a battery
module, the each of blocks including the plural cells connected in series;

a plurality of power supply circuits, to which power is supplied via power supply lines connected to the blocks respectively;
a dark current adjustment unit that adjusts dark currents respectively flowing through the plurality of power supply lines;
a plurality of current increase units that increases the dark currents so that the dark currents respectively flowing through
the power supply lines from the blocks when the voltage detection apparatus is in a sleep state become a same target value;
and

a plurality of current detection units which respectively detect the dark currents flowing through the plurality of power
supply lines,

wherein the plurality of voltage detection units are respectively supplied with the power from the plurality of power supply
circuit via the power supply lines; and

wherein the dark current adjustment unit includes:
a target value setting unit which sets the target value based on the dark currents detected by the plurality of current detection
units; and

a current control unit which changes resistance values of the plurality of current increase units so that each of the dark
currents flowing through the plurality of power supply lines becomes the target value.

US Pat. No. 9,563,493

LOAD-CONTROL BACKUP SIGNAL GENERATION CIRCUIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A load-control backup signal generation circuit which, in a case in which a malfunction occurs in a control processor which
operates according to a predetermined program, supplies a backup control signal to a switch of a load connected to an output
of the control processor, said load-control backup signal generation circuit comprising:
a watchdog input terminal to which a watchdog signal periodically output from the control processor is input;
a pulse count unit which counts a clock pulse generated with a constant period and which controls a count state of the clock
pulse according to a signal input to the watchdog input terminal; and

a latch circuit comprising a D input terminal connected to a power supply line and a latch input connected to an output of
the pulse count unit to receive an output signal of the pulse count unit, the latch circuit outputting the backup control
signal based on the power supply line in response to the output signal latching the latch circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,368,902

CONNECTOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a rear connector that includes a rear housing; and
a front connector that includes a front housing and that is assembled to the rear connector,
wherein the rear housing contains a terminal of a cable end, and the front housing contains a mating terminal to be connected
to the terminal, and

wherein the rear housing is provided with
a checking window through which the terminal is exposed to outside, and a voltage of the terminal can be checked, and
a waterproof lid which closes the checking window in a sealed state.

US Pat. No. 9,299,492

RESONANCE-TYPE NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, POWER-RECEIVING-SIDE DEVICE AND POWER-TRANSMISSION-SIDE DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A power-transmission-side device used in a resonance-type non-contact power supply system, which transmits electric power
by a non-contact resonance effect from a power-transmission-side resonance coil part connected to a high frequency power supply
by a coaxial cable to a power-receiving-side resonance coil part, the power-transmission-side device comprising:
a power-transmission-side shield part which is a good conductor and covers from outside to accommodate the power-transmission-side
resonance coil part, and which is electrically connected to a housing of the high frequency power supply by an outer conductor
of the coaxial cable, and

a case connecting part which electrically connects the power-transmission-side shield part to a power-receiving-side shield
part which is a good conductor and covers from outside to accommodate the power-receiving-side resonance coil part so that
a positional deviation between the power-transmission-side shield part and the power-receiving-side shield part can be absorbed.

US Pat. No. 9,059,534

SHIELD CONNECTOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A shield connector comprising:
(a) a terminal fitting connected to an end of an electrical wire;
(b) a housing accommodating the terminal fitting;
(c) a shield shell covering the housing, the shield shell having an electrical-wire insertion hole through which the electrical
wire is passed; and

(d) a rubber plug attached on an outer circumference of the electrical wire for waterproofing of the housing, the rubber plug
including a packing and a resin member made in one piece with the packing, the resin member including a cylindrical body and
a flange portion protruding in a flange-like manner from an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical body, an end
of the cylindrical body being positioned in the electrical-wire insertion hole, wherein the end is defined with reference
to an axis of the cylindrical body, and the flange portion abutting on an outer edge of the electrical-wire-insertion hole,

wherein the flange portion is sandwiched by the housing and the outer edge of the electrical-wire insertion hole.

US Pat. No. 9,356,362

COMPONENT UNIT

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A component unit comprising:
a housing made of a synthetic resin, comprising: a main body; and an insertion part; and
a bracket made of a metal material, formed into a plate shape, provided with a bolt through hole and a resin introducing hole,
embedded partially in the insertion part of the housing, and attached to the housing by insert forming,

the component unit being secured to a target portion with a bolt inserted through the bolt through hole,
wherein the resin introducing hole is filled with the resin of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,190,817

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical junction box comprising a frame and a block to be attached to an inner side of the frame, wherein the frame
includes four faces arranged to surround the block, and wherein the block is provided with a lock portion including a pair
of lock portion rails and a lock portion projection, and wherein at least one inner side of the frame is provided with a lock
receive portion having a pair of lock receive rails to which the pair of lock portion rails engage and a lock receive projection
to which the lock portion projection engages,
wherein among the four faces, at least two faces intersecting to each other are provided with a tapered face which is slanted
toward an inside of the frame and which guides the block to a proper attachment position.

US Pat. No. 9,484,175

FUSE CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A fuse circuit assembly comprising:
a linking plate configured to carry a current input from an input part;
a plurality of fusible members each configured to be fused by a current of a predetermined magnitude flowing through each
fusible member; and

a plurality of terminals connected to the linking plate through the plurality of fusible members from locations of the linking
plate positioned at intervals in a flow direction of the current input from the input part,

wherein the linking plate has a width tapered with distance from the input part in the flow direction such that currents of
a same current value are routed from the input part to the plurality of terminals through an interior of the linking plate.

US Pat. No. 9,472,893

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a terminal configured to be connected to a mating terminal;
a front holder accommodating the terminal therein;
a housing having an L-like bent shape, including a holder inserting portion into which the front holder is inserted in an
alignable manner and an external-wire leading portion from which an external wire is led out, and formed with a work opening
in an outer surface on a side of an outer corner of the L-like bent shape, wherein a center line of the holder inserting portion
extends in a holder inserting direction in which the front holder is inserted into the holder inserting portion, a center
line of the external-wire leading portion extends along an axis of the external wire, and the center line of the holder inserting
portion intersects the center line of the external-wire leading portion to form the housing into the L-like bent shape;

a lid member attached to the work opening;
a fixed terminal configured to be inserted through the external-wire leading portion, and accommodated in the housing, wherein
one end of the fixed terminal is connected to a conductor of the external wire, and an intermediate portion of the fixed terminal
is fixed to the housing and elongates along the axis of the external wire;

a flexible conductor connecting the terminal to the other end of the fixed terminal, and including an external-force absorbing
portion sagging between both ends of the flexible conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,461,432

CONNECTION TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connection terminal comprising:
a terminal main body which includes a bottom plate portion, a connecting spring portion integrally provided on one end side
of the bottom plate portion, and a conductive connecting portion integrally provided on the other end side of the bottom plate
portion; and

a box portion which is integrally formed with the bottom plate portion from both edge portions of the bottom plate portion
in a width direction of the connection terminal on the one end side by stereoscopic modeling and covers the connecting spring
portion,

wherein the box portion is seamless and formed as an integrally formed article with the bottom plate portion.

US Pat. No. 9,444,183

BUSED ELECTRICAL CENTER FOR ELECTRIC OR HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Yazaki North America, Inc...

1. A bused electrical center comprising:
a pair of bus bars, each of the bus bars having an isolation tab;
a bus bar housing having a first housing body, a plurality of first rails and a plurality of alignment bosses, the first rails
extending from the first housing body, each of the alignment bosses being coupled to the first housing body and being disposed
between a corresponding pair of the first rails, the bus bars being mounted on the bus bar housing such that each of the isolation
tabs is disposed between an associated pair of the first rails;

a filter housing having a second housing body, a plurality of second rails, and a plurality of guides, the second housing
body defining a filter cavity and a pair of lead apertures, the second rails being coupled to the second housing body and
being disposed parallel to the lead apertures, each of the lead apertures extending through an associated one of the guides,
the second housing body being coupled to the first housing body such that the second rails engage the first rails;

a filter device having a capacitor and a pair of leads that are electrically coupled to the capacitor, the capacitor being
at least partly received in the filter cavity, each of the leads being received through an associated one of the lead apertures,
an associated one of the guides and into an associated one of the alignment bosses; and

a plurality of interface terminals, each of the interface terminals being received between a pair of the first rails and having
a bus bar contact, which is electrically engaged to a corresponding one of the isolation tabs, and a lead contact that is
electrically engaged to a corresponding one of the leads;

wherein no solder is employed to electrically or mechanically couple the interface terminals to the leads or to the isolation
tabs such that the interface terminals are the sole means for electrically connecting the isolation tabs and the leads.

US Pat. No. 9,431,720

CONNECTING STRUCTURE AND CONNECTING METHOD OF FLAT CIRCUIT BODY AND TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connecting structure of a flat circuit body and a terminal, comprising:
a flat circuit body including a conductor and an insulating layer covering at least one of surfaces of the conductor, a portion
of the conductor being exposed from the insulating layer;

a terminal including a bottom plate on which the exposed portion of the conductor is provided, and crimp claws which are raised
at two side edges of the bottom plate so that the exposed portion of the conductor is disposed therebetween; and

a planar protective plate, being a separated member from the terminal, provided on the exposed portion of the conductor, and
having a strength so as not to be penetrated by the crimp claws when the crimp claws are crimped onto the protective member,

wherein the crimp claws are crimped onto the protective plate so that the terminal is crimped to the conductor in a state
where the exposed portion of the conductor is in surface contact with the bottom plate, and

distal ends of the crimp claws which press the protective plate are in a surface contact with the protective plate in a folded
form.

US Pat. No. 9,412,488

ELECTRIC CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A electric cable comprising:
a coat layer comprising a resin composition, the resin composition comprising:
(A) 55 to 85 parts by mass of a polypropylene homopolymer,
(B) 5 to 20 parts by mass of a polypropylene-based modified resin,
(C) 5 to 20 parts by mass of a polyolefin-based copolymer, and
(D) 5 to 15 parts by mass of a modified olefin-based elastomer,
wherein the coat layer further comprises 1 to 45 parts by mass of a metal hydroxide and 10 to 80 parts by mass of a halogen-containing
flame retardant based on 100 parts by mass of the resins (A), (B), (C), and (D) in total,

wherein the polypropylene-based modified resin (B) is one prepared by graft-copolymerizing maleic anhydride to a polypropylene-based
resin,

wherein the metal hydroxide is magnesium hydroxide,
wherein the halogen-containing flame retardant is a bromine-containing flame retardant, and
wherein the bromine-containing flame retardant is tetrabromobisphenol A-bis(2,3-dibromopropyl ether).

US Pat. No. 9,083,162

WIRING HARNESS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An on-vehicle wiring harness comprising:
a harness main body having a plurality of high-voltage electric wires, one end of the harness main body is connected to a
device that is a generating source of a vibration included during travelling of vehicle,

wherein the harness main body includes an end portion configured to be connected to the device and a middle portion continuous
with the end portion,

wherein the middle portion includes a shake tolerance range where the vibration induced during a drive of the device generating
the vibration or an external physical shock can be propagated to the plurality of high-voltage electric wires so that the
high-voltage electric wires can be shaken,

wherein the range includes an individual wire shake range, and where the high-voltage electric wires are wired at predetermined
intervals so that the high-voltage electric wires adjacent to each other are not closely abutted on each other,

wherein in the individual wire shake range the high-voltage electric wires are wired so that the high-voltage electric wires
each freely shake when the vibration or the external physical shock is propagated.

US Pat. No. 9,058,919

WATER PROOF PRESS CONTACT TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR FORMING WATER PROOF PRESS CONTACT TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A water proof press contact terminal, comprising:
a base portion;
a pair of first press contact pieces, provided at both sides of a front part of the base portion;
a pair of second press contact pieces, provided at both sides of a rear part of the base portion, and configured to press
contact a sheath of a wire; and

a covering member provided on the base portion, and including a bottom part extending along the base portion and a folded
part folded from a front end of the bottom part and extending rearward,

wherein a core wire of the wire is inserted into a gap between the bottom part and the folded part, and is press contacted
by the first press contact pieces together with the folded part.

US Pat. No. 9,318,824

CONNECTING STRUCTURE FOR TERMINAL FITTING AND SUBSTRATE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connecting structure for a terminal fitting and a substrate, in which a terminal fitting retained in a connector housing
has electric conduction with an external input contact of a circuit substrate attached into a device casing, the connecting
structure comprising:
a hollow terminal body portion forming a portion of the terminal fitting;
a contact portion that is provided for butting so as to protrude in a front end portion of the terminal body portion and that
is received and retained in the connector housing so as to protrude from a front end of the connector housing;

a spring piece connected to the terminal body portion, connected to the contact portion and extending through the terminal
body portion; and

a housing engagement portion that is formed in an outer wall portion of the device casing and that positions the connector
housing so that the contact portion protrudes into the device casing,

wherein a flat plate-like conductor of the circuit substrate serving as the external input contact is disposed in the device
casing so that a surface of the flat plate-like conductor abuts against the contact portion protruding from the front end
of the connector housing positioned by the housing engagement portion.

US Pat. No. 9,227,813

FLAT HARNESS WINDING DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A flat harness winding device comprising:
a case;
a rotor rotatably disposed in the case;
a shaft of the case inserted into a hole in the center of the rotor;
a plurality of harness split rollers rotatably disposed in the rotor;
a plurality of harness support rollers rotatably disposed in the rotor in spaces between the harness split rollers; and
a plurality of flat harnesses each of which one end is fixed to the shaft, said flat harnesses being independently bent along
respective harness split rollers and guided out from an opening of the case so as to be operatively wound,

wherein the rotor includes: a substrate having the hole; and an outer peripheral wall, and wherein a spring member for biasing
the rotor in a flat harness winding direction is disposed in an inside space of the outer peripheral wall.

US Pat. No. 9,397,411

ELECTRIC WIRE WITH CRIMP TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric wire with a crimp terminal, comprising:
a conductor portion including a first plurality of metal element wires and a second plurality of metal element wires, the
first plurality of element wires defining an outer peripheral surface of the conductor portion into which the first and second
pluralities of metal element wires are bundled together and covered with an insulating sheath portion, the conductor portion
of a terminal portion of the electric wire being exposed, and the conductor portion terminating at an end surface, and

a conductor crimping portion of the crimp terminal that is crimped onto the exposed conductor portion,
wherein each of the first plurality of metal element wires terminates at a terminal end,
wherein each of the second plurality of metal element wires terminates at a terminal end that defines the end surface of the
conductor portion, and

wherein the exposed conductor portion has an outside element wire folded portion configured such that each of the first plurality
of metal element wires is arranged in a circumferential direction, and outermost in a radial direction with respect to the
second plurality of metal element wires, and each of the first plurality of metal element wires is folded back in a direction
opposite to the end surface of the conductor portion along an extension direction such that the terminal ends of the first
plurality of metal element wires are spaced inwardly from the end surface of the conductor portion in the extension direction.

US Pat. No. 9,325,082

CRIMPED TERMINAL FOR COAXIAL CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A shield terminal, configured to be connected to a coaxial cable including a core wire, an insulator covering an outer
periphery of the core wire, a braided part covering an outer periphery of the insulator and an outer jacket covering an outer
periphery of the braided part, the shield terminal comprising:
a braided part crimping member configured to be crimped with and enclose a braided part exposing portion which is formed by
removing the outer jacket to expose the braided part,

wherein a wall part of the braided part crimping member which comes into direct contact with the braided part is formed with
at least two first circular round holes and at least two second circular round holes so that a part of the braided part enters
the first circular round holes and the second circular round holes in a state where the braided part crimping part is crimped
with the braided part exposing portion,

wherein the first circular round holes and the second circular round holes are configured to bite the braided part uniformly
around respective circumferences of the first circular round holes and the second circular round holes,

wherein the braided part crimping member includes a bottom plate on which the braided part is mounted and a pair of braided
part holding pieces extending from both sides of the bottom plate in a direction of width, the first circular round holes
are formed in the bottom plate, and the second circular round holes are formed in one of the braided part holding pieces,
and

wherein in an assembled state a straight line connects at least one of the first circular round holes and at least one of
the second circular round holes, wherein the at least one of the first circular round holes and the at least one of the second
circular round holes are configured to receive a fastening force during crimping along the straight line.

US Pat. No. 9,261,412

TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A temperature sensor, comprising:
a clamp, configured to be inserted into an opening formed in an object, and having a shaft member;
a flange member extended from the shaft member in a direction orthogonal to an inserting direction in which the clamp is inserted
into the opening;

an engaging member extended from a bottom end of the shaft member toward the flange member in a direction inclined with the
inserting direction so that there is a space between the shaft member and an end of the engaging member nearest the flange
member; and

a thermistor disposed in the bottom end of the shaft member and embedded in the clamp,
wherein the engaging member and the flange member are configured to clamp the object therebetween when the clamp is inserted
into the opening,

the flange member, the engaging member and the thermistor are integrally formed by an insert molding method, and
the entire thermistor is surrounded and in physical contact with the shaft member, and the shaft member comprises two bores
for thermistor wires.

US Pat. No. 9,627,810

LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lever-type connector comprising:
a first connector housing that has a lever accommodation space being defined in an inner side of one outer side wall and passing
through in a mutual fitting direction of connector housings;

a second connector housing that has a fitting part fitted to an inner side of the first connector housing and a fitting protrusion
protruding on an outer side surface of the fitting part opposed to the one outer side wall;

a fitting operation lever provided in the lever accommodation space so as to be rotatable from an initial rotation position
to a rotation finish position;

a temporary lever lock mechanism that is provided in the lever accommodation space to temporarily lock the fitting operation
lever in the initial rotation position; and

a temporary lock release mechanism that is provided in the second connector housing to release the temporary locked state
by the temporary lever lock mechanism when the first connector housing is butted on the second connector housing in a fitting
start position, wherein

the fitting operation lever is provided with a cam groove that allows the fitting protrusion to enter a start end of the cam
groove when the first connector housing is butted on the second connector housing in the fitting start position under a state
that the fitting operation lever is located in the initial rotation position, allows the fitting protrusion to be drawn in
a fitting direction when the fitting operation lever is operated to rotate from the initial rotation position to a side of
the rotation finish position, and allows the first connector housing and the second connector housing to be completely fitted
to each other when the fitting operation lever reaches the rotation finish position,

the fitting operation lever is provided with a mark that is covered in an inner side of one side edge of the one outer side
wall when the fitting operation lever is located in the temporary locked state by the temporary lever lock mechanism, and
is exposed outside the one side edge of the one outer side wall by a minute rotation of the fitting operation lever due to
an urging force of the temporary lock release mechanism to release the temporary locked state when the temporary locked state
is released by the temporary lock release mechanism,

the fitting operation lever further includes an elastic engaging piece that engages the temporary lever lock mechanism during
the temporary locked state, and the elastic engaging piece is engaged by the temporary lock release mechanism when the first
connector housing is butted on the second connector housing in a fitting start position such that the elastic engaging piece
disengages from the temporary lever lock mechanism, and

the mark is spaced way from the elastic engaging piece such that movement of the mark is prevented until after the elastic
engaging piece disengages from the temporary lever lock mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,102,107

METALLIC TONED DIAL PLATE AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF THE SAME

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A metallic toned dial plate producing a metallic feeling comprising:
a resin-made main body provided with
a smooth face formed as an inclined, beveled face relative to a corrugated face and formed to rim a design face formed on
a convex portion, and convexes and concaves are formed on the design face and

the corrugated face on which a plurality of convexes and concaves are formed and having a surface roughness rougher than the
smooth face,

both provided on a front surface of the main body; and
a metallic layer made by surface treatment and formed on the smooth face and the corrugated face of the main body,
wherein
the convex portion is in a circular or an arc shape centering around a rotation shaft of a pointer with a top surface being
the design face thereof and being a circular or arc-shaped face, and

a pair of the smooth faces are adjacent to the top surface of the convex portion to rim the design face.

US Pat. No. 9,293,878

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR COMPRISING A REAR HOLDER WITH ENGAGING PORTIONS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A waterproof connector comprising:
a housing for housing terminals connected to electric wires;
a waterproof member provided between the housing and the electric wires; and
a rear holder attached to the housing and configured to prevent the waterproof member from coming off the housing,
wherein the rear holder comprises a pair of mating members having an identical shape to be coupled with each other with contact
surfaces of the mating members being in contact with each other and with the electric wires being interposed in between the
mating members,

wherein the mating members are configured to form wire housing portions for housing the corresponding electric wires with
the contact surfaces being in contact with each other,

wherein the mating members comprise engaging portions configured to symmetrically engage with each other and maintain a coupled
state of the mating members with the contact surfaces being in contact with each other,

wherein the engaging portions comprise engaging recesses and engaging projections to be inserted in the corresponding engaging
recesses,

wherein the engaging projections are insertable in the corresponding engaging recesses in an extending direction of the electric
wires, parallel to an axis of a through hole formed by the wire housing portions, to engage with the corresponding engaging
recesses,

wherein the wire housing portions are aligned in a first direction perpendicular to the extending direction of the electric
wires, and

wherein each of the engaging portions is provided in a middle of the contact surfaces between the wire housing portions in
the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,153,156

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE THAT ADDRESSES NON-SYNCHRONOUS RESPONSE TIMES

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:
a display part which has a plurality of divided segments; and
a control part, configured to control voltages applied to the segments to turn on or turn off each of the segments, wherein
the control part changes a turning-on pattern of segments to be output to the display part from a first turning-on pattern
to a second turning-on pattern, and subsequently to a third turning-on pattern, wherein the first turning-on pattern turns
on a first segment group selected from the plurality of segments, the second turning-on pattern turns on a second segment
group selected from the plurality of segments, and the third turning-on pattern turns on a third segment group selected from
the plurality of segments, wherein

change of the turning-on pattern includes a control to apply a voltage to at least one of segments of the plurality of segments
which are not commonly used in the first segment group in a period from a predetermined time before starting of change from
the second turning-on pattern to the third turning-on pattern to the starting of the change.

US Pat. No. 9,091,708

CURRENT DETECTION APPARATUS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A current detection apparatus, comprising:
two magnetic detectors that are arranged oppositely on a front surface and a back surface of a board which is located above
a current path in order to detect a strength of a magnetic field which is generated by a current which flows in the current
path, wherein sensitivities of the two magnetic detectors are adjusted so that values outputted from the two magnetic detectors
depending on detected magnetic fields are identical to each other in a normal state;

an electromagnetic shielding frame member that is mounted on the current path so that the two magnetic detectors and a part
of the current path where the two magnetic detectors are arranged are accommodated inside the electromagnetic shielding frame
member; and

a control circuit that determines whether a failure occurs in either of the two magnetic detectors from a difference between
magnetic fields detected by the two magnetic detectors, respectively in a failure detectable range in which both of the two
magnetic detectors detect the magnetic fields, and measures the strength of the magnetic field based on the value outputted
from one of the two magnetic detectors in a wide current measurement range in which said one of the two magnetic detectors
detects the magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 9,924,606

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:
a housing that includes a retaining wall, first and second connecting walls, and an opposing wall that compose a housing chamber
into which an electronic component is accommodated and from which electrical wires are drawn out to outside when the electrical
wires are electrically connected to the electronic component; and

at least one retaining mechanism that is provided between the retaining wall and the electronic component or a retaining member
of the electronic component, and makes the housing chamber retain the electronic component or the retaining member, wherein

the housing has openings at both ends and includes a main component in which at least one housing chamber communicating with
the respective openings is formed,

the retaining wall is made to warp toward the housing chamber side before the electronic component is in an accommodated state
in which the retaining mechanism retains the electronic component or the retaining member in the housing chamber,

the opposing wall is opposite to the retaining wall,
the first and second connecting walls connect the retaining wall to the opposing wall, the retaining wall extends from the
first connecting wall to the second connecting wall such that connecting portion sides of the first and second connecting
walls connecting to the retaining wall tilt or warp toward the housing chamber side before the electronic component is in
the accommodated state, and

an amount of warp of the retaining wall is the amount that the retaining wall is able to press the electronic component or
the retaining member against the opposing wall when the electronic component is in the accommodated state.

US Pat. No. 9,648,761

COVER

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A cover covering an electronic device to which a fixture component is fixed in a manner such that a nut is fastened onto
a bolt extending outwardly from the electronic device, the cover comprising:
a fixed surface portion;
a protrusion protruding from an inner surface of the fixed surface portion in a position corresponding to the nut and having
a height set in a manner such that the protrusion does not interfere with the nut located in a fastened position, but interferes
with the nut located in a position other than the fastened position; and

the fixed surface portion comprises a thin portion that encircles the protrusion, wherein
the thin portion is subjected to stretch deformation in a condition in which the protrusion interferes with the nut located
in the position other than the fastened position.

US Pat. No. 9,437,938

CONNECTING STRUCTURE OF PRESSURE ATTACHING TERMINAL TO ELECTRIC WIRE AND CONNECTING METHOD OF PRESSURE ATTACHING TERMINAL TO ELECTRIC WIRE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connecting structure of a pressure attaching terminal to an electric wire, the pressure attaching terminal comprising:
a terminal connecting part connected to a mate side terminal in a front part of the pressure attaching terminal; and
first and second electric wire connecting parts formed substantially in the shapes of U in section in a rear part of the pressure
attaching terminal and including a bottom plate part and respective first and second pairs of electric wire caulking pieces
which are extended upward from both side edges of the bottom plate part and bent inside to enclose a terminal part of the
electric wire to be connected so that the electric wire caulking pieces caulk the terminal part of the electric wire so as
to come into close contact with an upper surface of the bottom plate part,

the bottom plate part of the first and second electric wire connecting parts being common and the first pair of electric wire
caulking pieces of the first electric wire connecting part and the second pair of electric wire caulking pieces of the second
electric wire connecting part being spaced apart from each other in respectively independent states in a longitudinal direction
of the pressure attaching terminal,

wherein the pressure attaching terminal is configured to be connected in common with both a single core electric wire used
in a part which does not need to be bent having a conductor covered with a coat as a single core conductor and a multi-core
electric wire having a conductor covered with a coat as a multi-core conductor,

in the case that the electric wire is formed with the single core electric wire, the single core conductor exposed by removing
the coat is set on the bottom plate part common to the first and second electric wire connecting parts, and the first and
second pairs of electric wire caulking pieces of the first and second electric wire connecting parts are respectively bent
inside to caulk the caulking pieces to the single core conductor together to attach the terminal under pressure and fixed
to a terminal part of the electric wire,

and in the case that the electric wire is formed with the multi-core electric wire, the multi-core conductor exposed by removing
the coat is set on the bottom plate part of the first electric wire connecting part, and the first pair of electric wire caulking
pieces of the first electric wire connecting part are bent inside to caulk the electric wire caulking pieces to the multi-core
conductor, a part covered with the coat is set on the bottom plate part of the second electric wire connecting part, and the
second pair of electric wire caulking pieces of the second electric wire connecting part are bent inside to caulk the electric
wire caulking pieces to the part covered with the coat and to attach under pressure and fix the terminal to the terminal part
of the electric wire.

US Pat. No. 9,421,735

METHOD FOR JOINING METAL SHEETS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A method for joining at least two metal sheets together, comprising:
forming projections in each of the overlapping metal sheets;
forming holes in each of the overlapping metal sheets; and
forming a joint between the overlapping metal sheets and between each projection and each hole of each overlapping metal sheet,
wherein
the projections are formed by pressing and thus cutting the overlapping metal sheets along two cutting lines relative to a
same uncut reference line such that each cutting line extends from and communicates with the reference line, each projection
having a portion whose width is wider than a length of the uncut reference line,

each hole is formed by further pressing each cut projection relative to the uncut reference line and toward one of the overlapping
metal sheets,

the joint is formed between an outer peripheral cutting face of the projection of first metal sheet and an inner peripheral
cutting face of the hole of a second metal sheet

due to friction between the portion of the outer peripheral face of the projection of the first metal sheet that is wider
than the length of the uncut reference line, and the inner peripheral cutting face of the hole of the second metal sheet during
the pressing, and

due to the friction an adhesion occurs between the portion of the outer peripheral face of the projection of the first metal
sheet that is wider than the length of the uncut reference line, and the inner peripheral cutting face of the hole of the
second metal sheet in the joint,

the joint is formed by the pressing so as to increase a normal load and a friction distance to increase an amount of the adhesion,
and

the pressing is a single operation,
the adhesion follows a formula as depicted:
Aa=?P/Pm in above formula, Aa is an adhesion surface area when two solid objects are contacted with each other, ? is a surface coefficient, P is a normal
load, and Pm is a plastic flow pressure of material.

US Pat. No. 9,419,267

BATTERY TERMINAL WITH CURRENT SENSOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A battery terminal with current sensor, comprising:
a battery terminal part that is formed by a conductive metal plate, and that includes a post part to be connected to a battery
post of a battery;

a current sensor that includes a stud part to be connected to a load, and a first part and a second part extending from the
battery terminal part in parallel, wherein the second part extends longer than the first part and an end of the second part
further away from the battery terminal part is connected to the stud part;

a resin molding that integrates the battery terminal part and the current sensor; and
a sensor part that corresponds to an integrated part of the battery terminal part and the current sensor, wherein
the sensor part includes a penetration portion constituting a hole or slit shape that is formed within a part of the battery
terminal part enveloped by the resin molding, and a filling portion of the resin molding that is formed contiguous with the
resin molding and fills the penetration portion.

US Pat. No. 9,159,474

CONNECTING STRUCTURE AND CONNECTING METHOD OF INSULATED WIRES

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connecting structure of insulated wires wherein conductor sections of a plurality of electric wires, which are exposed
as sheaths of the electric wires are partially removed, are intertwined and ultrasonically bonded in integration, the connecting
structure comprising:
a sheathing connecting section in which sheathed sections of the plurality of electric wires are bundled together in a state
that both sheathed sections interposing the exposed conductor sections therebetween are superimposed with each other, and

a conductor connecting section in which the conductor sections of the plurality of electric wires are twistedly intertwined
in a singular twist in a state that the exposed conductor sections are folded back, portions of the folded back conductor
sections forming a loop conductor section, and portions of the conductor sections except for the loop conductor section are
ultrasonically bonded in integration.

US Pat. No. 9,136,660

FEMALE TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A female terminal comprising:
a terminal connection portion for a male terminal to be inserted; and
an electric wire connection portion for connection with an electric wire to be electrically connected to the male terminal,
wherein the terminal connection portion comprises
a body portion having a top surface, a bottom surface, and two opposite side surfaces which extend in an insertion direction
of the male terminal, and

an elastic contact member including a top elastic contact piece provided on the top surface and a bottom elastic contact piece
provided on the bottom surface which sandwich and contact with the male terminal inserted in the terminal connection portion,

wherein the body portion comprises:
a male terminal entrance for the male terminal to be inserted, and
a male terminal exit for a tip of the male terminal passing through the male terminal entrance to be inserted, and
wherein at least one of the male terminal entrance or the male terminal exit comprises a support portion which is formed integrally
with at least one of the two opposite side surfaces and contacts with and supports the male terminal inserted in the terminal
connection portion, and

wherein the support portion supports the male terminal inserted in the terminal connection portion, from the at least one
of the two opposite side surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,106,010

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a busbar comprising:
a first connection part extending in a first direction;
a second connection part extending in a second direction opposite to the first direction at a position displaced from the
first connection part in a direction orthogonal to the first direction; and

a coupling part extending in a direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction, and coupling the first
connection part and the second connection part;

a housing including at least one accommodation groove accommodating the coupling part, and a slit through which one of the
first connection part and the second connection part is inserted; and

a cover covering the accommodation groove,
wherein the connector further comprises a plurality of busbars, each of which includes a first connection part, a second connection
part, and a coupling part, the plurality of busbars sterically intersect with each other along the accommodation groove within
the housing so that an alignment order of the plurality of busbars in the first connection part is different from an alignment
order of the plurality of busbars in the second connection part,

the housing includes at least two accommodation grooves accommodating the coupling part respectively,
the accommodation grooves are formed in opposite sides of the housing respectively, and
the cover, the busbar, and the housing are separate parts, and the coupling part of the busbar is sandwiched between the cover
and the accommodation groove of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,086,440

CURRENT SENSOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A current sensor which detects current values of bus bars through which three phase alternating currents flow, respectively,
comprising
shields which are provided for each of the bus bars,
a flat board on which magnetic detecting elements corresponding to respective phases are mounted, and
a housing inside which the shields and the board are accommodated,
wherein
the housing is formed with storage parts in which the shield are stored,
the board is formed with concave parts that are recessed in a direction opposite to the direction the board is assembled to
the housing,

the shields are formed with cut parts that are recessed in the direction the board is assembled to the housing, at parts that
intersect with the board when the shields and the board are accommodated inside the housing, and

when the shields and the board are accommodated inside the housing, a part of the board is located in the cut parts of the
shields, and a part of the shields is located in the concave parts of the board.

US Pat. No. 9,054,443

CONNECTOR HAVING A CASE WITH A RIB WITH A GROOVE ENGAGING A RIB WITH PROTRUSIONS ON A HOUSING

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a connector housing having a cylindrical shape and configured to be fitted to a mating housing; and
a case including a housing fixing portion having a cylindrical shape therein, wherein
the housing fixing portion includes a first rib which extends in a circumferential direction of the housing fixing portion
and is formed on an inner circumferential face of the housing fixing portion,

the connector housing includes a second rib which extends in a circumferential direction of the connector housing and is formed
on an outer circumferential face of the connector housing,

an inner circumferential groove which extends in the circumferential direction of the housing fixing portion is formed on
an inner circumferential face of the first rib, so that the second rib is inserted into the inner circumferential groove,
and

vertical protrusions which extend in an inserting direction of the second rib are formed at a plurality of positions on at
least one of vertical side walls defining the inner circumferential groove, so that top parts of the vertical protrusions
are deformed so as to engage the second rib with the inner circumferential groove when the second rib is inserted into the
inner circumferential groove.

US Pat. No. 9,888,558

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A wiring substrate, comprising:
a substrate comprising a metal core, insulation layers on a front side and a rear side of the metal core, and a front layer
and a rear layer configured as a mounting surface for components and provided on the insulation layers, the front layer and
the rear layer being formed of material different from a material forming the insulation layers;

a concave section formed in a side edge part of the substrate and exposed to both the front layer and the rear layer of the
substrate; and

a connection terminal disposed in the same layer as a layer of the metal core, extended from a side surface portion of the
concave section and bent in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the substrate, the side surface portion being substantially
perpendicular to the front and rear layers of the substrate,

wherein a portion of the connection terminal is disposed to penetrate inside the side surface portion to thereby fix the connection
terminal to the substrate,

wherein a section of the connection terminal only contacts the substrate at the side surface portion,
wherein a plurality of the connection terminals are installed in the side surface portion of the concave section in a longitudinal
direction, and two adjacent connection terminals of the plurality of the connection terminals are configured such that respective
portions of the two adjacent connection terminals which penetrate inside the side surface portion are unitary in the substrate
to thereby electrically connect the two adjacent connection terminals, and

wherein the wiring substrate further comprises:
another concave section formed in another side edge part of the substrate, the other concave section being opposite the concave
section such that sides of the concave section and sides of the other concave section are aligned; and

another connection terminal extended from a side surface portion of the other concave section.

US Pat. No. 9,457,766

ELECTRONIC KEY SYSTEM

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electronic key system comprising:
a control unit acquiring an identification data from an electronic key, being allowed to operate when the acquired identification
data is authorized and security is canceled, and being connected to a first in-vehicle unit;

a first wiring harness connected to the control unit;
a second wiring harness connected to a second in-vehicle unit;
a connector connecting the first wiring harness to the second wiring harness, the control unit and the connector respectively
including memories embedded therein prestoring the identification data; and

a security canceling unit canceling security to which a matching result of matching is transmitted when all the identification
data stored in the memories embedded in the control unit and the connector correspond to the identification data transmitted
from the electronic key,

wherein the connector includes an attaching/detaching detecting unit embedded therein and detecting attaching and detaching
of the control unit,

wherein when detaching of the control unit in the attaching/detaching detecting unit is detected as a detecting result, the
detecting result is stored into the connector, and

wherein after the detecting result is stored in the connector, a matching result of no matching is transmitted to the security
canceling unit without verifying matching with the identification data upon transmission of the identification data from the
control unit to the connector, the security canceling unit avoids canceling security.

US Pat. No. 9,461,453

TERMINAL FITTING

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A terminal fitting comprising:
a first terminal fitting piece comprising a first electric wire holding section configured to hold an electric wire, a first
attachment section configured to be attached to an attachment target object, and a protruding section provided on the first
attachment section; and

a second terminal fitting piece comprising a second electric wire holding section configured to hold an electric wire, a second
attachment section configured to be attached to the attachment target object, and a hole section provided on the second attachment
section,

wherein the first attachment section and the second attachment section are overlapped with each other in a state that the
protruding section is inserted into the hole section;

wherein the first terminal fitting piece further comprises a first convex section and a second convex section which are extended
from the first attachment section, and a first concave section and a second concave section;

wherein the first concave section is located between the first convex section and the second convex section;
wherein the second concave section is located between the second convex section and the protruding section;
wherein a tip end face of the second convex section is brought into face contact with a part of the second terminal fitting
piece in a state that the first attachment section and the second attachment section are overlapped with each other; and

wherein the tip end face of the second convex section extends in a direction substantially perpendicular to a protruding direction
of the protruding section.

US Pat. No. 9,368,953

TERMINAL-FORMED WIRE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A terminal-formed wire, comprising:
a covered wire obtained by covering an outer circumference of a core wire part including a plurality of element wires with
a covering part; and

a terminal part provided at a terminal of the covered wire and terminal-formed with the core wire part exposed from the covering
part and with the core wire part having a connection hole,

wherein, at the terminal part, the plurality of element wires of the core wire part is divided into two; and
wherein leading ends of the divided plurality of the element wires are folded back toward a root part in different directions
and to overlap from each other to form the connection hole.

US Pat. No. 9,358,938

CLAMP STRUCTURE OF HARNESS PROTECTION TUBE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A clamping system comprising:
a harness protection tube through which a harness is passed; and
a clamp for securing which is provided at an outer circumferential side of the harness protection tube, wherein:
the clamp has a base part which supports the harness protection tube, and a tube holding band part which is formed so as to
protrude from the base part, the tube holding band part has a proximal end connected to the base part and a distal end opposite
thereto;

the distal end terminating in a harness pressing part; and
the harness pressing part is inserted into the harness protection tube through a hole part formed in a peripheral wall of
the harness protection tube and comes into pressure contact with the harness to depress fluttering of the harness.

US Pat. No. 9,321,430

SEATBELT FASTENING STATE DISPLAY DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A seatbelt fastening state display device comprising:
a seating detecting unit configured to detect whether an occupant sits on a seat;
a fastening detecting unit configured to detect whether a seatbelt provided in the seat is fastened;
a display unit configured to display various kinds of information; and
a control unit configured to control contents of display on the display unit, wherein
the control unit causes the display unit to display a plurality of seatbelt state images depending on a state of the seatbelt,
such that a first seatbelt state image is displayed when the seating detecting unit does not detect seating, a second seatbelt
state image is displayed when the seating detecting unit detects seating and the fastening detecting unit does not detect
fastening of the seatbelt, and a third seatbelt state image is displayed when the seating detecting unit detects seating and
the fastening detecting unit detects fastening of the seatbelt.

US Pat. No. 9,324,531

FUSE UNIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A fuse unit comprising:
a fuse element;
a terminal connecting part formed as one-piece with the fuse element; and
an insulative resin part which is arranged on an outer surface of the fuse element,
wherein a temporary bolt fixing part, which temporarily fixes a bolt to the terminal connecting part, is provided in the fuse
element,

wherein the temporary bolt fixing part is a threaded bolt hole which is provided in the terminal connecting part, wherein
the threaded bolt hole is threaded to temporarily fix the bolt when the bolt is screwed into the threaded bolt hole, and

wherein the insulative resin part is inserted-molded with the fuse element and the bolt screwed into the threaded bolt hole
being inserted components such that a head of the bolt is embedded in the insulative resin part.

US Pat. No. 9,293,904

ELECTRIC WIRE DRAWOUT PART STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. An electric wire drawout part structure comprising:
a housing,
a rear holder adapted to cover an opening part of the housing except an electric wire drawout part, and including a lock portion
configured to be locked with the housing,

electric wires which are drawn out from the electric wire drawout part, and
a pipe body which is adapted to accommodate and protect the electric wires which are drawn out from the housing, and
an operation arm, provided in the rear holder so as to be integral with the lock portion, and extending outward of the housing
so as to be arm shaped, wherein,

the rear holder is provided with an unlocking and positioning part for unlocking the rear holder from the housing and for
positioning the pipe body,

the unlocking and positioning part unlocks the rear holder from the housing by elastically deforming the operation arm, and
the unlocking and position part positions the pipe body by a pipe body engaging portion which is provided in the operation
arm and which is configured to be engaged with the pipe body at a position where the pipe body is positioned.

US Pat. No. 9,236,724

BUSBAR UNIT

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A busbar unit comprising:
a first busbar comprising:
a substrate section provided with a first fusible portion; and
a first plate section extending from the substrate section;
a second busbar comprising:
a substrate section provided with a second fusible portion; and
a second plate section overlapped with the first plate section; and
an insulating housing section configured to accommodate the first plate section and second plate section in a state in which
the first plate section and second plate section are overlapped with each other,

wherein one of the first plate section and second plate section is integrally formed with a retainer configured to fix the
first plate section and second plate section and configured to prevent the first plate section and second plate section from
being displaced in a first direction in which the first plate section and second plate section are displaced close to each
other and in a second direction corresponding to a thickness direction of the busbar unit,

wherein the retainer is coplanar with the first and the second busbars, and
wherein only the first and the second plate sections accommodated in the retainer are portions of the first and the second
busbars being overlapped with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,224,567

RESIN MOLDED PRODUCT

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A resin molded product including a plurality of fibers to which a metal heating element is attached, the resin molded product
comprising:
a first attaching part that stands upright on a front side of a main body of the resin molded product to attach and fix one
part of the metal heating element thereto;

a second attaching part that stands upright on the front side of the main body of the resin molded product to attach and fix
another part of the metal heating element thereto,

wherein the first attaching part and the second attaching part are directly electrically connected to the metal heating element;
and

a rib that is extended in an extending direction continuously and integrally from the first attaching part to the second attaching
part and stands upright on the front side of the main body and the rib contains the plurality of fibers injected in the resin
and extending along the extending direction of the rib;

wherein a gate position is provided in the vicinity between the first attaching part and the second attaching part on a straight
line that connects the first attaching part to the second attaching part and also the gate position is provided on a back
side of the main body, opposite the front side, so as to set an orientation of the fiber formed in the rib in the extending
direction, the gate position corresponding to the location at which resin and the plurality of fibers are injected into a
mold to form the resin molded product,

wherein the rib protrudes from the front side and the back side; and
wherein the metal heating element is a fuse.

US Pat. No. 9,173,311

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR SLIDING STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A power supply apparatus for sliding structure comprising:
a fixed structure-side power supply device; and
a wiring harness having an exterior member and wired from the fixed structure-side power supply device to a sliding structure
side,

wherein the fixed structure-side power supply device includes:
an outer member fixed to the fixed structure;
an inner member supported to the outer member so as to rotate in a horizontal direction and configured to support one end
portion of the exterior member; and

a harness trajectory regulation wall configured to rotate integrally with the inner member,
wherein, when the sliding structure is fully-opened, the harness trajectory regulation wall projects outward from the outer
member in a thickness direction of the sliding structure, such that the exterior member arranged along the harness trajectory
regulation wall is moved away from the fixed structure toward the sliding structure side, thereby preventing interference
between the exterior member and the fixed structure.

US Pat. No. 9,161,463

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electronic component comprising:
a circuit board;
at least a pair of connection terminals connected to the circuit board along a first direction which is an insertion direction;
and

a housing to which the pair of connection terminals are mounted,
wherein the circuit board is provided with a plurality of terminal sections that are formed in convex shape projecting outwards
from the circuit board towards the housing in the first direction, provided at an interval and connected to the connection
terminals,

wherein each of the pair of connection terminals is provided with spring members that are formed to be elastically deformable,
such that the pair of connection terminals move close to each other and move away from each other and sandwich the terminal
sections therebetween,

wherein the housing is provided with a substrate housing section that is disposed between through-holes, through which the
respective connection terminals are inserted into in the first direction, and said substrate housing section houses the circuit
board therein, and

wherein the housing is provided with at least one rib that is formed in convex shape from a bottom section of the substrate
housing section along the first direction towards the circuit board and is introduced into the plurality of terminal sections,
wherein a pair of restraint sections is provided which is formed in convex shape from the rib to be further protruded along
tile first direction towards the circuit board and positions the circuit board therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,153,908

LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lever-type connector comprising:
a first connector;
a second connector fittable to the first connector; and
a lever provided on any one of the first connector and the second connector, and configured to be turned to fit the first
connector and the second connector to each other, wherein

the first connector and the second connector in a fitted state are attached to an attachment hole in a panel,
the one connector includes a lock portion designed to be flexurally deformed toward its inner surface side and inserted into
the attachment hole when the connectors are attached to the attachment hole,

the lever includes an arm portion located on the inner surface side of the one connector while the lever is being turned,
the arm portion includes:
a deformation blocking part configured to block the flexural deformation when the deformation blocking part is located on
the inner surface side of the lock portion; and

a deformation allowing part configured to allow the flexural deformation when the deformation allowing part is located on
the inner surface side of the lock portion, and

the deformation blocking part is located on the inner surface side of the lock portion when the lever is situated in such
a turning position that the first connector and the second connector are in an incompletely fitted state, and the deformation
allowing part is located on the inner surface side of the lock portion when the lever is situated in such a turning position
that the first connector and the second connector are in a completely fitted state.

US Pat. No. 9,070,988

STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR CONNECTION OF CONNECTOR TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A structure for connection, comprising:
an electric wire whose conductor is covered with an outer cover; and
a connector terminal connected to the electric wire;
wherein the connector terminal has a barrel portion for crimping an end portion of the electric wire and an electric connection
portion to be electrically connected to a mating terminal;

wherein the outer cover is cut and separated in a vicinity of the end portion of the electric wire, and a separated portion
of the outer cover is displaced toward the end portion so as to expose the conductor; and

the separated portion of the outer cover displaced toward the end portion of the electric wire, an exposed portion of the
conductor, and a portion of the electric wire covered with the outer cover are crimped to the barrel portion of the connector
terminal in a state that the exposed portion and its neighborhood of the conductor are completely sealed.

US Pat. No. 9,888,618

SHIELDED HARNESS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A shielded harness which includes, the shielded harness comprising:
a low-voltage cable formed of one or a plurality of electrical wires;
a high-voltage cable formed of one or a plurality of electrical wires and to which a voltage higher than that of the low-voltage
cable is applied, so that the low-voltage and high-voltage cables are bundled in the shielded harness;

a cylindrical shield member that covers a circumference of the high-voltage cable with a gap so as to electromagnetically
shield the high-voltage cable, the low-voltage cable being disposed outside of the cylindrical shield member; and

a cylindrical protective member that covers a circumference of the shield member and the low-voltage cable,
wherein an outer peripheral surface of the shield member and an inner peripheral surface of the protective member are partially
bonded or welded to one another parallel to a longitudinal direction of the shield member in a dot pattern, wherein the low-voltage
cable and the high-voltage cable extend in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,425,017

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COMPLEX FUSIBLE LINK

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A manufacturing method of a complex type fusible link comprising:
hollowing out a metal plate into a link-like conductor including a connecting plate and a terminal;
cutting out the link-like conductor so as to separate the connecting plate from the terminal;
forming, by insert molding and after setting the cut out connecting plate and the cut out terminal in a mold, a block base
including a cavity; and

directly connecting a fusible element to an exposed portion of the connecting plate and an exposed portion of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,325,085

CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF ELECTRIC WIRE AND TERMINAL, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connection structure of an electric wire and a terminal, comprising:
the electric wire having an insulating coated part in which a conductor part is covered with an insulating material, and a
conductor exposed part in which the insulating material of an end of the electric wire is removed, and

the terminal including a first crimp part crimped to the insulating coated part, and a second crimp part crimped to the conductor
exposed part, and

a seal part which is made of thermoplastic elastomer and covers a surface including the first crimp part and the insulating
coated part of a side extending from said first crimp part toward a direction opposite to the end of the electric wire and
a surface of the second crimp part in an extension direction of the electric wire, such that an outer periphery of the electric
wire is seamlessly covered with the seal part when viewed in a cross section orthogonal to the extension direction of the
electric wire;

wherein a surface of the insulating coated part of a side extending from the first crimp part toward a direction opposite
to an end of the electric wire has an uneven shape by roughening treatment, and the seal part extends along the surface having
an uneven shape by roughening treatment; and

wherein a substrate with improved adhesion is formed on a surface of the terminal and on a surface of the insulating coated
part by applying a primer agent.

US Pat. No. 9,263,165

ELECTRICAL WIRE AND ELECTRICAL WIRE WITH TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical wire, comprising:
a conductor part that is made of a precipitation strengthened copper alloy having a cross-sectional area of 0.13 sq in ISO
6722 standard and is compressed,

wherein the conductor part has a rate of elongation of 7% or more, and a tensile strength of 500 MPa or more
wherein in the precipitation strengthened copper alloy, a rate of decrease in strength is 18% or less with respect to a rate
of decrease of 30% in a cross-sectional area.

US Pat. No. 9,246,245

APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING TERMINAL TREATMENT OF BRAID OF A SHIELD WIRE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An apparatus for processing terminal treatment of a braid of a shield wire, comprising:
a first hold unit holding a top of the braid covering an electric wire;
a second hold unit holding a far-side of the braid opposite the top of the braid to be overlapped;
a push unit pushing the top of the braid toward the far-side of the braid so as to fold the top into the braid itself to form
an overlap portion; and

a forming unit forming the overlap portion approximately into a cone shape in which the top is located,
wherein the forming unit comprises:
a plurality of outer forming pieces structuring an outer forming die having a truncated cone shape of a decreasing inner diameter
along a direction from the top toward the far-side of the braid for positioning the overlap portion in the outer forming die,

a drive unit moving the plurality of outer forming pieces close to and apart from each other in a radial direction perpendicular
to the direction from the top toward the far-side of the braid,

a plurality of inner forming pieces structuring an inner forming die pressing the overlap portion against an inner surface
of the outer forming die, and

a support unit supporting the plurality of inner forming pieces movably in the radial direction and the direction from the
top toward the far-side of the braid.

US Pat. No. 9,156,415

WIRE HARNESS

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A wire harness comprising:
a relay box having an external shape defined by a frame, wherein the relay box receives a plurality of mechanical relay cassettes
or a plurality of communication-function relay cassettes having substantially the same shape, and the plurality of mechanical
relay cassettes or the plurality of communication-function relay cassettes are replaceably mounted to the frame and inside
the relay box;

a junction connector incorporating an occupation space of a communication module; and
a junction box having a microcomputer, the microcomputer works a communication function device of each of the communication-function
relay cassettes,

wherein the communication function devices transmit and receive signals and controls the communication-function relay cassettes
and the communication module transmits and receives signals and controls the junction connector.

US Pat. No. 9,118,129

FUSE UNIT, MOLD STRUCTURE, AND MOLDING METHOD USING MOLD STRUCTURE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A fuse unit, comprising:
a press-molded bus bar attached to a battery terminal; and
a tuning-fork terminal including a base portion and a pair of mutually-faced nipping pieces extending from the base portion
and each having a slit therein configured to nip and hold a fuse so as to electrically connect the pair of nipping pieces
to each other via the fuse, wherein

first ends of the pair of nipping pieces are electrically connected to the bus bar,
second ends, opposite to the first ends, of the pair of nipping pieces are electrically connected to the outside, and
the bus bar and the base portion of the tuning-fork terminal are integrally molded with resin and the pair of nipping pieces
are exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,099,821

BUSBAR PLATE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A busbar plate comprising:
a busbar plate main body, including a terminal accommodating chamber part having a plurality of terminal accommodating chambers,
accommodating a conductive metal plate which connects a plus terminal of a battery and a minus terminal of an adjacent battery
in each of the terminal accommodating chambers, and connecting the terminal accommodating chambers which are separately provided
along a longitudinal direction of the terminal accommodating chamber part and are adjacent to each other by U-shaped elastic
connecting members; and

total plus/minus terminal blocks, which are externally attached to the terminal accommodating chambers at two ends respectively,
and which are formed of terminal block main bodies and busbars,

wherein
one ends of the busbars are fastened to total plus/minus terminals in the terminal accommodating chambers at the two ends,
the other ends of the busbars are fastened to an adjacent module or a connecting busbar of an external equipment, and

flexible resin material is used for the busbar plate main body, and high strength resin material is used for the terminal
block main bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,064,300

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:a case including a frame, and a cover attached to a lower end side of the frame;
a separate block, housed in the case, the block including a plurality of component housings for components;
a joint part of an outer wall of the frame and an outer wall of the cover where the outer wall of the frame and the outer wall of the cover contact in an attached state; and
a waterproof barrier disposed at an outer edge of the block and between a component housing and the joint part, extending below a component insertion plane of a lower end of the component housing with the waterproof barrier in contact with neither the frame nor the cover, and having an exposed surface below the component insertion plane in facing relation with the joint part,
wherein a vertical tip of the outer wall of the frame is formed into an L-shape or an inverse L-shape, and a vertical tip of the outer wall of the cover is formed into a shape complementary to the shape of the vertical tip of the outer wall of the frame, the joint part is formed such that the vertical tips of the outer wall of the frame and the outer wall of the cover are vertically jointed in halving joint form with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,723,734

WATERPROOF TYPE CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A waterproof type control apparatus comprising:
a circuit board sealed and housed in a casing including a cover and a base having a mounting surface;
a connector housing which is a resin molded member mounted at one side of the circuit board and exposed from a side surface
opening of the cover; and

a plurality of first connection terminals press-fitted into a partition wall of the connector housing, wherein
one end of each first connection terminal is connected to a circuit pattern of the circuit board, and another end of each
first connection terminal is connected in a contact conductive manner to a second connection terminal provided within a mating
connector, so that the waterproof type control apparatus is connected to a wire harness which is outside the casing,

the connector housing includes an inner annular peripheral wall provided at an inner side of the partition wall, and an outer
annular peripheral wall which is provided at an outer side of the partition wall and to which the mating connector is fitted,

a waterproof packing for preventing water from entering an closed space including a contact conductive portion between each
first connection terminal and each second connection terminal is provided between an end surface portion of the outer annular
peripheral wall and the mating connector fitted to the outer annular peripheral wall,

a water-repellent filter which is a flat porous material including a plurality of fine pores which block entry and passing
of water droplets into the casing and allow atmospheric air to freely pass therethrough is fixed in a close contact manner
to an inner surface of the partition wall,

the water-repellent filter includes an inner surface portion communicating with an inner space of the casing and an outer
surface portion communicating with a breath ventilation hole through which outside air is introduced,

the breath ventilation hole extends within a ventilation wall provided at a position at a side surface of the outer annular
peripheral wall, in a direction penetrating the partition wall, is changed in direction to a direction to the mounting surface,
which direction is parallel to the partition wall, or a direction opposite to the direction to the mounting surface by a connection
ventilation hole, and is opened to atmosphere, and

a product in which the direction changed by the connection ventilation hole is the direction to the mounting surface or the
direction opposite to the direction to the mounting surface is selected and used depending on a mounting environment of the
base such that wetting directly with water through an atmospheric opening is unlikely to occur.

US Pat. No. 9,625,719

PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A projection display device which outputs, from a projection unit, light that carries information including an arbitrary
planar display image displayed in a prescribed display region and guides the light to a windshield of a vehicle or its vicinity
so that the display image carried by the light reflected from a surface of the windshield or its vicinity is projected and
visually recognized as a virtual image from a prescribed eye point,
wherein a first image forming plane and a second image forming plane are simultaneously provided as image forming planes of
the virtual image,

the first image forming plane is disposed approximately parallel with a plane that is perpendicular to a line of sight that
connects the eye point and the virtual image, and

the second image forming plane is inclined with respect to the plane that is perpendicular to the line of sight that connects
the eye point and the virtual image.

US Pat. No. 9,490,569

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a first connector constituent including a first terminal, and a cylindrical part provided with a first locking part and a
second locking part;

a second connector constituent provided with a second terminal, a first locked part, and a second locked part; and
a connector cover body for covering the first connector constituent and the second connector constituent including a first
cylindrical part provided with a first abutment part, and a second cylindrical part arranged inside the first cylindrical
part and apart from the first cylindrical part, the second cylindrical part provided with a second abutment part and constituting
a locked-part holding part,

wherein the connector is adapted so that:
when approaching, from a condition that the second connector constituent is installed in the connector cover body while the
first locked part and the second locked part abut on the first abutment part, the connector cover body to be connected to
the first connector constituent, the first locked part is deformed by a reaction force received from the cylindrical part
of the first connector constituent and then detached from the first abutment part, so that the first locked part is brought
into a condition that the first locked part can abut on the second abutment part;

subsequently, the second locked part is deformed by the reaction force received from the cylindrical part of the first connector
constituent and then detached from the first abutment part, so that the second locked part is brought into a condition that
the second locked part can abut on the second abutment part;

subsequently, the first locked part and the second locked part abut on the second abutment part;
subsequently, the first locked part and the second locked part are restored and detached from the second abutment part, so
that the first locked part is locked to the first locking part, the second locked part is locked to the second locking part,
and the second terminal is joined to the first terminal; and

subsequently, the second cylindrical part of the connector cover body enters the insides of the cylindrical part of the first
connector constituent, the first locked part being locked to the first locking part, and the second locked part being locked
to the second locking part, whereby the locked-part holding part maintains a condition that the first locked part is being
locked to the first locking part while the second locked part is being locked to the second locking part.

US Pat. No. 9,412,489

WATERPROOF STRUCTURE FOR CONDUCTIVE PATH

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A waterproof structure for a conductive path, comprising:
a connector housing;
an electric wire including a conductor and an insulator that covers the conductor, the electric wire being inserted from an
electric-wire drawing part of the connector housing; and

an overmold part formed by pouring an elastomer between the connector housing and the electric wire and provided to be watertight
with respect to the electric-wire drawing part of the connector housing, wherein

a groove is formed to be hollow by heat or cutting and provided to extend in a circumferential direction within a predetermined
range on an outer circumferential surface of the insulator covering the conductor, and the overmold part is formed over the
entire predetermined range such that the overmold part fills the groove,

the groove has a semi-circular section shape, and
the conductor is free from contacting the overmold part.

US Pat. No. 9,219,359

SLIDING POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A sliding power supply device, comprising:
a long case housing a wiring harness in an extendable and contractable fashion;
a slider arranged slidable in a longitudinal direction of the case and arranged to lead out the wiring harness to outside
of the case; and

an extra length absorption portion disposed above the case so as to move forward and backward and arranged to support a wiring
harness portion lead outside of the case,

wherein the slider is engaged to the extra length absorption portion so as to be slidable in the longitudinal direction of
the case with respect to the extra length absorption portion, and

wherein total amount of stroke of the extra length absorption portion is greater than total amount of stroke of the slider.

US Pat. No. 9,209,561

CONNECTOR STRUCTURE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector structure comprising:
a first connector that includes
a first connector housing in which a first terminal is housed, and
an engagement arm that can be elastically bent; and
a second connector that includes
a second connector housing in which a second terminal is housed,
a slider that is provided on the second connector housing slidably in a connector coupling direction and a connector decoupling
direction,

a biasing portion that biases the second connector housing in the connector decoupling direction, and
an arm engagement portion engaged with the engagement arm when the engagement arm is elastically bent back,
wherein,
during a coupling process of the first connector and the second connector, the slider is slid by a pressing force applied
from the first connector against a biasing force generated by the biasing portion,

in a coupling completion state, the engagement arm is engaged with the arm engagement portion to lock the first connector
and the second connector,

the biasing portion includes an elastically-bendable arm that is provided on the slider, and a tapered surface that is provided
on the second connector housing and contacts with the elastically-bendable arm to bend the elastically-bendable arm during
the coupling process, and

the biasing force is generated as a reaction force of an elastically-restorative force of the elastically-bendable arm bent
by the tapered surface.

US Pat. No. 9,071,045

TERMINAL PROCESSING STRUCTURE AND TERMINAL PROCESSING METHOD OF COAXIAL CABLE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A terminal processing structure of a coaxial cable comprising:
a core wire;
an insulator with which an outer periphery of the core wire is covered;
a braid with which an outer periphery of the insulator is covered; and
an outer sheath with which an outer periphery of the braid is covered,
wherein the outer sheath is divided into a distal piece and a proximal piece by being notched along a circumferential direction
in a cable distal end,

wherein the distal piece is held in a position separate from the proximal piece and thereby an exposed part of the braid to
which a braid crimp part of a shield terminal is crimped is formed between the distal piece and the proximal piece and also
a distal end of the braid is covered with the distal piece,

wherein a braid crimp part of the shield terminal is crimped to an exposed part of the braid formed between the distal piece
and the proximal piece and outer sheath crimp parts formed on both sides of the braid crimp part of the shield terminal are
respectively crimped to the distal piece and the proximal piece, and

wherein the braid crimp part and the outer sheath crimp parts are wound in a circumferential direction of the coaxial cable.

US Pat. No. 9,159,510

FIXED CONTACT STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A fixed contact structure, comprising:
a substrate;
fixed contacts, each of which is monolithic and located on the substrate;
movable contacts, each of which is configured to slide on a corresponding one of the fixed contacts in a sliding direction,
each of the moveable contacts and each corresponding one of the fixed contacts being arranged in a one-to-one relationship,
wherein a conductive contact is formed between each moveable contact and the corresponding one of the fixed contacts when
placed in contact; and

a resist layer on the substrate at opposing ends of the fixed contacts with respect to the sliding direction,
wherein the resist layer is immediately adjacent to the opposing ends of the fixed contacts, and gaps are provided at opposing
lateral sides of each of the fixed contacts in a direction orthogonal to the sliding direction, and

wherein a height of a surface of the fixed contact is substantially equal to a height of a surface of the resist layer as
measured from a common place of reference.

US Pat. No. 9,114,762

WATERPROOF BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A waterproof box comprising:
a box main body having a side wall and accommodating a component in the side wall which provides a waterproof structure;
a cover having a cover side wall and covering an opening defined by a side wall edge of the box main body;
a main body waterproof structure disposed at the side wall edge;
a cover waterproof structure disposed at an edge of the cover side wall, the cover waterproof structure securing waterproof
by overlaying the main body waterproof structure thereon;

pivot points for making the cover rotative and detachable relative to the box main body disposed in the main body waterproof
structure and the cover waterproof structure, respectively; and

a plurality of dead ends each disposed at different heights on a wall in which the pivot point of the cover side wall exists,
wherein one of the plurality of dead ends is disposed on a main body mating face of the main body waterproof structure and
a cover mating face of the cover waterproof structure which both the mating faces oppose to each other by the overlaying,
and at an outlet of a small passage induced by a clearance between the main body mating face and the cover mating face, and
is formed into a space with a desired size.

US Pat. No. 9,414,533

WIRE BRANCH STRUCTURE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A wire branch structure, comprising:
a plurality of wires;
a shield member covering a circumference of the plurality of wires, the shield member made of a flexible conductive material
having a cylindrical shape;

a main line side shell provided at one end of the shield member, the main line side shell made of a conductive material having
a circular shape, one end side of each of the plurality of wires inserted in the main line side shell;

two or more branch line side shells provided at the other end of the shield member, each of the branch line side shells made
of a conductive material having a circular shape, the other end side of each of the plurality of wires respectively inserted
in a corresponding branch line side shell, the two or more branch line side shells branched from the main line side shell,
the plurality of wires arranged between the main line side shell and the branch line side shells; and

one or more isolation parts provided in the shield member, the one or more isolation parts isolating the plurality of wires,
which are arranged between the main line side shell and the branch line side shells and are adjacent to a branch part in which
the other end side of each of the plurality of wires is respectively inserted in the branch line side shells and branched,
the one or more isolation parts each formed by joining opposing parts of an inner circumference surface of the shield member.

US Pat. No. 9,190,748

CONNECTOR STRUCTURE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector structure, comprising:
a circuit body including a conductor including a two-pronged part having two extended portions, and plated leads arranged
at the extended portions respectively;

a fork terminal including a first terminal part and a second terminal part which project from a terminal base so that an insertion
space is formed between the first and second terminal parts;

a housing including a fitting part accommodating the fork terminal; and
an insertion member inserted into the insertion space through the fitting part in a state where the circuit body is fixed,
wherein the circuit body is electrically connected with one of the first and second terminal parts with the insertion of the
insertion member, and

wherein the first terminal part is formed with a positioning projection projected therefrom and configured to abut the insertion
member in an insertion direction so as to prevent further insertion of the insertion member.

US Pat. No. 9,071,017

LEVER CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lever connector to be attached to an attachment hole formed on a panel, comprising:
a first connector;
a second connector to be fitted with the first connector; and
a lever that is provided to one of the first connector and the second connector and causes the first connector and the second
connector to be fitted with each other by rotation thereof,

wherein the lever connector is attached to the attachment hole formed on the panel in a state where the first connector and
the second connector are fitted with each other,

the first connector includes a housing and a frame that surrounds the housing,
the frame includes a body portion and a flange portion that is provided to one edge of the body portion and protrudes toward
a straight direction perpendicular to a direction in which the first connector and the second connector are to be fitted with
each other,

the flange portion is provided with a front surface located at a side of the body portion and includes a locking portion with
flexibility,

the lever includes a locked portion locked with the locking portion in a normal fitted state of the first connector and the
second connector, and

the locking portion does not abut on a hole edge of the attachment hole in a state where the locked portion is locked with
the locking portion, and abuts on the hole edge of the attachment hole in a state where the locked portion is not locked with
the locking portion.

US Pat. No. 9,924,607

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT UNIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. An electronic component unit comprising:
a housing, the housing including
a housing space that houses an electronic component therein,
a bottom that defines a lower side of the housing space in a vertical direction,
a wall-shaped part that protrudes from the bottom and divides the housing space into a plurality of divided spaces, and
a connecting portion-fitting part that is formed in the wall-shaped part and to which a connecting part of an electric wire
is fitted, wherein

for each of the divided spaces, the bottom has a first tilted surface tilted from the wall-shaped part toward the lower side
in the vertical direction in a state where the housing is installed at an installation position, and a drain hole formed at
a lower end of the first tilted surface in the vertical direction,

the first tilted surface is tilted along a first direction and is divided into three sections in a second direction that intersects
with the first direction, the three sections including a central tilted section located at a center in the second direction
and lateral tilted sections located on both sides of the central tilted section,

the bottom has a second tilted surface that is tilted toward the drain hole along the second direction and is interposed between
the central tilted section and the lateral tilted section,

the second tilted surface is surrounded on opposing sides by the first tilted surface,
the bottom has a rising portion that is interposed between the central tilted section and the second tilted surface,
at least a part of the rising portion extends along with both a side of the central tilted section and a side of the second
tilted surface, and

the drain hole is formed at the connecting part where the lower end in the vertical direction of the central tilted section
and the rising portion are connected.

US Pat. No. 9,147,945

CRIMP TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A crimp terminal comprising:
a bottom portion;
a pair of conductor press-fastening portions respectively extending from opposite side edges of the bottom portion;
more than two serrations located proximately at a center of the conductor press-fastening portions and formed in a face of
the bottom portion on which a conductor of a wire is to be placed, and each of the serrations extending in a direction perpendicular
to an axial direction of the conductor; and

a direction indication mark portion provided on the face of the bottom portion and indicative of a direction perpendicular
to an extending direction of the more than two serrations,

wherein the direction indication mark portion includes a pair of direction indication marks which are positioned respectively
at right and left portions of a region where the serrations are located, and are provided approximately on a line perpendicular
to the extending direction of the serrations, and

wherein the pair of direction indication marks are visibly processed portions formed in the face of the bottom portion and
are provided at a location other than bending lines of the bottom face.

US Pat. No. 9,142,944

CASE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A case for an electric junction box, comprising:
a case main body; and
a cover covering an opening of the case main body; and
a projection that is disposed adjacent to a part where the case main body and the cover are joined, and projects from one
of an outer face of the case main body and an outer face of the cover,

wherein the projection has at least one insertion hole for draining water that is disposed within in a direction parallel
to the cover and the case main body.

US Pat. No. 9,077,088

CONNECTING STRUCTURE AND CONNECTING METHOD OF FIBER CONDUCTOR WIRE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A fiber conductor wire structure, comprising:
a fiber conductor having a first portion with an outer insulating resin and a second portion with an outer conductive metal,
the second portion defining a knot; and

a terminal having a hole for inserting the fiber conductor, said hole having a receiving portion configured to receive the
knot in locked engagement and electrical connection with the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,048,578

LEVER-FITTING-TYPE CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lever-fitting-type connector comprising:
a female connector comprising a female connector housing having a terminal of a wire end housed in the female connector housing;
a male connector comprising a male connector housing configured to house a partner terminal of a wire end to be connected
to the terminal housed in the female connector housing, the male connector housing fitted into the female connector being
configured to connect the terminal of the wire end to the partner terminal of the wire end;

a hood for the female connector to be mounted and for the male connector to be inserted;
a lever rotatably assembled on the hood and configured to selectively apply a fitting force and a separation force between
the male connector and the female connector by a rotating operation of the lever, wherein

the male connector comprises a lever drawing-in boss,
the lever comprises a boss drawing-in groove for the lever drawing-in boss to be drawn by a rotating operation of the lever,
and

the boss drawing-in groove comprises
a lever inversion groove portion configured to cause the lever drawing-in boss to rotate the lever in an opposite direction
opposite to a fitting rotation direction for the male connector to be fitted into the female connector, in response to an
insertion of the male connector into the hood with the lever being positioned at an initial rotation position,

a drawing-in groove portion configured to guide the lever drawing-in boss by a rotating operation of the lever in the fitting
rotation direction and cause the male connector to be fitted into the female connector, and

a lever inertial rotation portion provided in between the lever inversion groove portion and the drawing-in groove portion
and configured to rotate in the fitting rotation direction due to an inertial force of the lever after rotation of the lever
in the opposite direction and cause the lever drawing-in boss to move to the drawing-in groove portion.

US Pat. No. 9,153,896

CONNECTOR HAVING LOCKING PARTS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing body; andan insertion-installed component which is inserted into a component accommodating space formed in the housing body and which
can be positioned at two positions, which are different positions in the insertion direction and which are a temporary locking
position and a principal locking position, by component locking means which are equipped in the housing body, wherein the
insertion-installed component includes:
a temporary locking part, which is equipped on one side surface of an outside wall of the insertion-installed component, and
which engages with the component locking means to regulate the movement of the insertion-installed component in the insertion
direction when the insertion-installed component is moved to the temporary locking position; and

a principal locking part, which is equipped on the other side surface of the outside wall, and which engages with the component
locking means to regulate the movement of the insertion-installed component in the insertion direction when the insertion-installed
component is moved to the principal locking position, and

a pressing load applied on the temporary locking part that engages with the component locking means and a pressing load applied
on the principal locking part that engages with the component locking means are in opposite directions,

wherein the temporary locking part and the principal locking part are connected by the outside wall at a position where the
temporary locking part and a position where the principal locking part are positioned.

US Pat. No. 9,120,380

DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A display control device comprising:
a display configured to display a measuring instrument;
an exterior component attached to the display, the exterior component having an opening through which the measuring instrument
is visible;

a control unit configured to control the display;
a parameter storage unit configured to store a parameter of the measuring instrument; and
an input unit configured to receive an input operation, wherein
in an adjustment mode, the control unit is configured to display a frame body imitating a shape of the measuring instrument
on the display based on the opening, change a display position and/or a shape of the frame body according to an input operation
received by the input unit, and store a determined display position and/or the determined shape of the frame body to the parameter
storage unit as the parameter of the display position and/or the shape of the measuring instrument, and

in a normal display mode other than the adjustment mode, the control unit is configured to display the measuring instrument
on the display according to the parameter stored in the parameter storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,106,015

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a connector case including a connector fitting portion configured to fit to a power receiving connector and accommodating
an electric wire;

a power feeding terminal provided in the connector fitting portion and connected to the electric wire, the power feeding terminal
being configured to be connected to a power receiving terminal of the power receiving connector in a fitting state where the
power receiving connector and the connector fitting portion are fitted together;

a lock mechanism configured to prevent the power receiving connector and the connector fitting portion from being separated
from each other in the fitting state between the power receiving connector and the connector fitting portion;

a fitting detecting mechanism configured to detect the fitting state between the power receiving connector and the connector
fitting portion; and

a lock release unit including an operating portion advanceable from and retreatable to the connector case, and a latch portion
configured to latch to a portion of the lock mechanism and a portion of the fitting detecting mechanism with the operating
portion being retreated to the connector case,

wherein, upon release of the latching of the latch portion in the fitting state between the power receiving connector and
the connector fitting portion, the operating portion of the lock release unit is configured to move in a direction where the
operating portion advances from the connector case and become operatable to enable release of the fitting state between the
power receiving connector and the connector fitting portion,

wherein the lock mechanism comprises
a first lock unit including
a lock arm swingably provided in the connector case, and
a lock claw provided at one end of the lock arm at a side of the power receiving connector and being protrudable and retractable
from the connector fitting portion, and

a second lock unit including
an auxiliary arm connected to the lock arm, and
an auxiliary latch piece provided at an end of the auxiliary arm and configured to latch to the latch portion of the lock
release unit,

wherein the latching of the auxiliary latch piece to the latch portion of the lock release unit is released with the lock
claw being retracted in the connector fitting portion by swing of the lock arm and the auxiliary arm,

wherein the fitting detecting mechanism includes
a latch arm swingably provided in the connector case,
a latch claw provided at one end of the latch arm at a side of the power receiving connector and being protrudable and retractable
from the connector fitting portion, and

a latch piece provided at the other end of the latch arm and being latchable to the latch portion of the lock release unit,
wherein the latch claw is provided at a nearer side than the lock claw in a fitting direction where the connector fitting
portion is fitted to the power receiving connector, and

wherein the latching of the latch piece to the latch portion of the lock release unit is released with the latch claw being
retracted in the connector fitting portion by swing of the latch arm.

US Pat. No. 9,083,107

CONNECTOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a plurality of connection terminals to which cables are connected;
a housing holding the connection terminals;
an installing part, formed by a part of the housing, and fitted into a mounting hole of a connection counterpart; and
a sealing member, provided in the installing part, and sealing between the installing part and the mounting hole,
wherein connecting tab parts provided in the connection terminals are connected to a terminal block provided at the connection
counterpart side, and

wherein the connection terminals includes a confluent connection terminal including a plurality of cable connecting parts
to which a plurality of the cables are connected and one of the connecting tab parts.

US Pat. No. 9,083,165

ELECTRIC JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electric junction box, comprising:
a case including
a frame to which a plurality of components is to be attached,
a cover arranged to be attached to the frame,
wherein one of the frame and the cover includes
a first side wall, and
an opening surrounded by a lower end of the side wall,
wherein the other of the frame and the cover includes
a second side wall, and
a flange projecting from an outer face of the second side wall,
wherein an upper end of the second side wall is positioned inside the first side wall,
wherein the lower end of the first side wall abuts onto the flange,
wherein the outer face of the second side wall above the flange includes
a parallel face intersecting the flange and arranged parallel to an inner face of the first side wall,
a tapered face slanted in a direction toward an inside of the second wall as approaching the upper end of the second side
wall from an end of the parallel face located distant from the flange,

wherein the parallel face has a length from an end of the flange to an end of the tapered face of 3 mm or more,
wherein the tapered face has a length from the end of the parallel face to an upper end of the tapered face of 3 mm or more,
and

wherein the upper end of the second wall and the inner face of the first side wall are spaced by 0.5 mm or more.

US Pat. No. 10,070,542

ELECTRONIC-CIRCUIT UNIT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electronic circuit unit comprising:a circuit board having a plate surface;
electronic components mounted on the plate surface of the circuit board; and
an outer case formed on the circuit board by a mold resin, wherein
the circuit board includes a mold exclusion part having a rear surface side covered by the mold resin and a front surface side exposed from the outer case, the front surface side includes a part of the plate surface of the circuit board which is mounted with the electronic components, and a perimeter of the mold exclusion part is covered by the outer case formed by the mold resin, wherein
the outer case is multi-material molded using plural kinds of resin having different fluidities, and wherein
a rear wall of the outer case includes a first portion that covers the rear surface side of the mold exclusion part and a second portion that abuts the first portion, the first portion is made of one of the plural kinds of the resin having a fluidity higher than a fluidity of another one of the plural kinds of the resin constituting the second portion of the outer case,
the mold resin that covers the perimeter of the mold exclusion part is the one of the plural kinds of the resin having the higher fluidity, and
the outer case includes a front portion that covers a portion of the plate surface of the circuit board that is spaced apart from the mold exclusion part, and the front portion is made from the another one of the plural kinds of resin.

US Pat. No. 9,992,886

WATERPROOF TYPE CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A waterproof type control apparatus comprising:a circuit board sealed and housed in a casing including a cover and a base having a mounting surface;
a connector housing which is a resin molded member mounted at one side of the circuit board and exposed from a side surface opening of the cover; and
a plurality of first connection terminals press-fitted into a partition wall of the connector housing, wherein
one end of each first connection terminal is connected to the circuit board, and another end of each first connection terminal is connected in a contact conductive manner to a second connection terminal provided within a mating connector, so that the waterproof type control apparatus is connected to a wire harness which is outside the casing,
the connector housing includes an outer annular peripheral wall which is provided at an outer side of the partition wall and to which the mating connector is fitted,
a waterproof packing for preventing water from entering a closed space including a contact conductive portion between each first connection terminal and each second connection terminal is provided between an end surface portion of the outer annular peripheral wall and the mating connector,
a water-repellent filter which is a flat porous material including a plurality of fine pores which block entry and passing of water droplets into the casing and allow atmospheric air to freely pass therethrough is fixed in a close contact manner to an inner wall of the partition wall,
the water-repellent filter includes an inner surface portion communicating with an inner space of the casing and an outer surface portion communicating with a breath ventilation hole through which outside air is introduced,
at the breath ventilation hole, water barrier walls are disposed at three sides of an atmospheric opening surface penetrating the partition wall, and a poured water blocking wall is disposed which at least partially blocks either one of poured water in a first direction flowing from a cover side plane to a base side plane or poured water in a second direction flowing from the base side plane to the cover side plane and releases the other poured water, and
the poured water blocking wall at least partially blocks one of the poured water in the first direction or the poured water in the second direction based on whether the base is mounted on a floor surface or a ceiling surface,
wherein a throttling hole portion is provided such that a hole diameter of the breath ventilation hole is small at a position of a depth portion thereof that communicates with the outer surface portion of the water-repellent filter.

US Pat. No. 9,431,739

CONDUCTIVE TERMINAL WITH INSULATING LEADING-END

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A terminal, comprising:
a conductive terminal main body including a terminal contact portion to be in contact with a mating terminal; and
an insulating leading-end insulation portion that is fixed to the terminal main body and that protrudes in front of a leading
end of the terminal contact portion, wherein

the terminal contact portion is formed in a cylindrical shape including a rod through-hole penetrating in an axial direction
and an extended diameter portion at a back end side of the rod through-hole, the extended diameter portion having a diameter
larger than that of the rod through-hole;

the leading-end insulation portion is formed as a part of an insulation member including a penetrating rod portion penetrating
through the rod through-hole and protruding to the back end side of the rod through-hole, a back end portion of the penetrating
rod portion at the back-end side of the rod through-hole expanded according to a shape of the extended diameter portion; and

the leading-end insulation portion and an outer surface of the back end side of the penetrating rod portion are respectively
engaged with respect to the terminal main body in a removal direction to thereby fix the insulation member to the terminal
main body.

US Pat. No. 9,343,889

ELECTRIC WIRE FIXING DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electric wire fixing device comprising a gutter-shaped portion within which an electric wire is disposed, the gutter-shaped
portion including:
a bottom wall at which the electric wire is disposed; and
a pair of side walls extending from the bottom wall so as to position the electric wire between each other,
wherein one side wall of the pair of side walls is provided with a hole configured such that a fixation member fixing the
electric wire is passed, through the hole from outside to inside the gutter-shaped portion, and

wherein the fixation member is passed through the hole and then wound around the electric wire so that the electric wire is
placed close to the one side wall and fixed,

wherein the one side wall is further provided with a projecting piece arranged at an edge of the hole separated from the bottom
wall, the projecting piece extending from the one side wall toward the other side wall, and

wherein the projecting piece is positioned between the electric wire and the bottom wall and is positioned so that the fixation
member is passed and positioned between the projecting piece and the bottom wall.

US Pat. No. 9,287,069

SWITCH STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A switch structure comprising:
a pair of bus bars connected to a power source side and a device side, respectively, and
a switch knob rotatably mounted between an ON position in which the pair of bus bars is rendered conducting and an OFF position
in which conduction is blocked, wherein

the switch knob is configured to have an operating element to be pushed to switch between the ON position and the OFF position,
a conductive element that is pressed against the pair of bus bars in a push direction in which the operating element is operated
and provides conduction between the pair of bus bars by making contact with the pair of bus bars, and a biasing unit configured
to support the conductive element while being biased toward the push direction, and wherein

the conductive element is formed to have an abutment portion abutting on the pair of bus bars and an extension portion that
is continuous with the abutment portion and extends inside the operating element, and the conductive element is configured
to be retractable in the push direction and to be rotatable in a pivoting direction of the operating element relative to the
operating element and slidably contacts with the bus bars upon rotation of the switch knob.

US Pat. No. 9,166,387

WIRE HARNESS ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A mounting structure of a wiring harness comprising:
a protector into which the wiring harness is inserted, arranged on an upper portion of a circular-sectional-shaped horizontal
on-vehicle reinforcing member along a longitudinal direction of the reinforcing member;

a curved concave portion formed on a bottom of the protector, engaged with a curved top surface of the reinforcing member;
and

a locking clamp projected on the bottom, engaged with a hole of the reinforcing member,
wherein a notch portion communicated with the curved concave portion, and a bracket positioned at an upper side of the notch
portion are provided on a sidewall of the protector, a receiving bracket of the reinforcing member is engaged with the notch
portion, and the bracket is screwed and fixed to the receiving bracket.