Patents Assigned to Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20190086442
    Abstract: A test coaxial connector has a probe portion with a small height, and prevents breakage of a switch-equipped coaxial connector even when the test coaxial connector is not properly fitted to the switch-equipped coaxial connector. The test coaxial connector includes a housing and a probe housed in the housing. The probe is formed of one continuous structure having elasticity, the structure including a contact at or near an end portion of the structure and including, at or near another end portion of the structure, a connection portion to which a central conductor of a coaxial cable is to be connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi KENZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190089200
    Abstract: A wireless power supply system includes a power transmission device and a power reception device. A control circuit in the power transmission device causes a power transmission circuit to operate, by a pulse-density modulation control method of controlling density of oscillation pulses for a predetermined period of time, in relationship De1>De2>De3, where De1 indicates the pulse density determined on the basis of a result of demodulation of a transmission signal from the power reception device, De2 indicates the pulse density in a state where a detected output value from the power transmission circuit reaches a predetermined value, and De3 indicates the pulse density in a state where a detected temperature values of a switch element reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya HOSOTANI
  • Publication number: 20190088768
    Abstract: A bipolar transistor includes a collector layer, a base layer, and an emitter layer that are formed in this order on a compound semiconductor substrate. The emitter layer is disposed inside an edge of the base layer in plan view. A base electrode is disposed on partial regions of the emitter layer and the base layer so as to extend from an inside of the emitter layer to an outside of the base layer in plan view. An insulating film is disposed between the base electrode and a portion of the base layer, with the portion not overlapping the emitter layer. An alloy layer extends from the base electrode through the emitter layer in a thickness direction and reaches the base layer. The alloy layer contains at least one element constituting the base electrode and elements constituting the emitter layer and the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao OBU, Yasunari UMEMOTO, Masahiro SHIBATA, Shigeki KOYA, Masao KONDO, Takayuki TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20190088400
    Abstract: A bent shape that projects when viewed in an axis direction of a winding core part is given to each top surface of a first flange part and a second flange part of a drum-like core. The top surface and a lower principal surface of a plate-like core are closest to each other in a portion where a vertex of the bent shape is positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki KANBE
  • Publication number: 20190089199
    Abstract: A power reception device includes a power reception coil configured to couple with a power transmission coil included in a power transmission device; a rectifier circuit including a diode and a transistor electrically connected to the power reception coil and configured to rectify a high frequency AC current flowing in the power reception coil; outputs configured to output the current rectified by the rectifier circuit to a load; a voltage detection circuit configured to detect an output voltage Va; and a controller configured to control an operation of the transistor based on the output voltage Va. The controller turns off the transistor when the output voltage Va?the threshold value Va1 is satisfied and causes the rectifier circuit to execute a rated rectification operation, and turns on the transistor when the voltage Va?the threshold value Va2 is satisfied and stops the rated rectification operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya HOSOTANI
  • Publication number: 20190088414
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an inductor component includes preparing an insulating paste that is photosensitive and that includes a filler material composed of quartz, a glass material and a resin material, and a conductive paste, forming a first insulating layer by applying the insulating paste, and exposing the first insulating layer in a state where a first portion of the first insulating layer is shielded by a mask. The method further includes removing the first portion of the first insulating layer to form a groove at a position corresponding to the first portion, applying the conductive paste in the groove to form a coil conductor layer in the groove, and applying the insulating paste on the first insulating layer and the coil conductor layer to form a second insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki OOTA, Tomohiro KIDO, Tomonori SAKATA, Masahiro KUBOTA, Kenta KONDO
  • Publication number: 20190088396
    Abstract: An inductor includes a coil that is provided in a component body. A first end of the coil is connected to a first outer electrode, and a second end of the coil is connected to a second outer electrode. The coil includes a plurality of coil conductor layers that are provided in a width direction. Each coil conductor layer is substantially spirally formed with the number of turns being greater than or equal to about one turn. The height of the component body is greater than the width of the component body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunari NAKASHIMA, Hiromi MIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20190088390
    Abstract: A common mode choke coil comprising a core; a first wire and a second wire wound around the core; a first electrode part and a second electrode part disposed on the core and connected to the first wire; and a third electrode part and a fourth electrode part disposed on the core and connected to the second wire. The common mode choke coil has a self-resonance frequency of 700 MHz or more, and a common mode inductance of 300 nH or less, in a frequency band of 1 MHz or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 10236828
    Abstract: A power amplifier has improved power added efficiency at high output power. The power amplifier includes: a first transistor for amplifying an input signal input to the base thereof and outputting the amplified signal from the collector thereof; a second transistor with power-supply voltage applied to the collector thereof to supply bias voltage or bias current from the emitter thereof to the base of the first transistor; a third transistor whose collector is connected to the collector of the first transistor to amplify the input signal input to the base thereof and output the amplified signal from a collector thereof; a fourth transistor whose base and collector are connected to supply bias from the emitter thereof to the base of the third transistor; and a first resistor with bias control voltage applied to one end thereof and the other end connected to the bases of the second and fourth transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Sugiura, Takashi Yamada, Norio Hayashi, Satoshi Tanaka, Kenichi Shimamoto, Kazuo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10236834
    Abstract: A power amplifier module includes an amplifier that amplifies an input signal and outputs the amplified signal, a harmonic termination circuit that is disposed subsequent to the amplifier and that attenuates a harmonic component of the amplified signal, the harmonic termination circuit including at least one field effect transistor (FET), and a control circuit that controls a gate voltage of the at least one FET to adjust a capacitance value of a parasitic capacitance of the at least one FET. The control circuit adjusts the capacitance value of the parasitic capacitance of the at least one FET, and thereby a resonance frequency of the harmonic termination circuit is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Ishihara, Yuji Shintomi, Satoshi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10234334
    Abstract: A sensor tag (10) includes an antenna (102) and connection conductors (103) formed on a surface of a flexible substrate (101). A sensing element (110) is mounted on land conductors (131) of the connection conductors (103). The sensing element (110) is composed of a crystal vibrator (111) and an RFIC (112). The crystal vibrator (111) receives an excitation signal from the outside and generates a resonance signal of a resonant frequency corresponding to the sensed temperature. Equivalent circuit constant information including at least an equivalent inductance (Lxs) or an equivalent capacitance (Cxs) of the crystal vibrator (111) are stored in the RFIC (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10237785
    Abstract: Provided is a method for setting a communication channel for a base station employing carrier aggregation, which enables simultaneous use of radio waves at a plurality of frequency bands of different frequencies or a base station apparatus for setting a communication channel in accordance with carrier aggregation, which enables simultaneous transmission and reception at a plurality of frequency bands of different frequencies. At least one of a downlink frequency channel in a first frequency band and a downlink frequency channel in a second frequency band is set such that a frequency range of harmonics of an uplink frequency range in the first frequency band does not overlap a downlink frequency range in the second frequency band, the first frequency band and the second frequency band being included in the plurality of frequency bands for use in carrier aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhito Kuroda, Kengo Onaka
  • Patent number: 10232871
    Abstract: A step board is attached to a main body in a rotatable manner. The step board is biased toward the upper side due to a tensile force of a spring while taking a position at which the step board is attached to the main body as an axis, and an attachment angle thereof is so fixed by a stopper as to fall within a predetermined angle. On the lower side of the step board, a cylinder unit covering a side surface of the bar-like main body is provided. The cylinder unit is connected to a brake shoe. Accordingly, when the step board is stepped on, the cylinder unit is moved downward so that the brake shoe makes contact with part of a rear wheel, thereby limiting a rotational velocity of the rear wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Hane
  • Patent number: 10236861
    Abstract: A ladder filter in which the pass band is defined by serial arm resonators and first and second parallel arm resonators includes the serial arm resonators, the first and second parallel arm resonators, and a third parallel arm resonator. The third parallel arm resonator is connected in parallel to the first parallel arm resonator, the electrostatic capacitance of the third parallel arm resonator is smaller than that of the first parallel arm resonator, and the anti-resonant frequency of the third parallel arm resonator is positioned outside the pass band of the ladder filter. The anti-resonant frequency of the first parallel arm resonator is positioned at the high frequency side of the anti-resonant frequencies of the second parallel arm resonators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Takata
  • Patent number: 10232674
    Abstract: A piezoelectric sensor includes a substrate and a piezoelectric element, and at least a pair of mounting electrodes on one main surface of the substrate. The piezoelectric element includes a laminate including a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode respectively bonded to the mounting electrodes by bonding materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuya Genmei
  • Patent number: 10236848
    Abstract: A power amplifier module includes a first bipolar transistor configured to amplify a radio frequency signal and output an amplified signal and a second bipolar transistor. A base of the second bipolar transistor is supplied with a control voltage for controlling attenuation of the radio frequency signal, and a collector the second bipolar transistor is supplied with a source voltage. The power amplifier module also includes a first resistor, where one end of the first resistor is connected to a supply path of the radio frequency signal to the first bipolar transistor, and a capacitor, where one end of the capacitor is connected to the other end of the first resistor and the other end of the capacitor is connected to the collector of the second bipolar transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Saito
  • Patent number: 10233294
    Abstract: Treated liquid crystal polymer powders have been subjected to surface treatment with plasma or ultra violet rays, a paste including the treated liquid crystal polymer powders and a dispersion medium, a liquid crystal polymer sheet comprising the treated liquid crystal polymer powders or the paste including the treated liquid crystal polymer powders and a dispersion medium into a sheet, a stack including the liquid crystal polymer sheet as a resin layer, and a method of manufacturing the treated liquid crystal polymer powders are provided by the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ohata
  • Patent number: 10236264
    Abstract: A wireless IC device includes an element body including first and second principal surfaces, an RFIC element buried in the element body, and an antenna coil disposed in the element body. The antenna coil includes a first wiring pattern provided on the second principal surface, a first metal pin reaching the first principal surface and the second principal surface, a second metal pin reaching the first principal surface and the second principal surface, and a second wiring pattern provided on the first principal surface. Terminal surfaces of the first input/output terminal and the second input/output terminal of the RFIC element face the second principal surface of the element body and are spaced away from the antenna coil while being connected to the first wiring pattern through first and second conductors extending from the second principal surface of the element body in a direction of the first primary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Ikeda, Shunji Mandai, Yoichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10236237
    Abstract: Disconnection of a base line is suppressed even when a short-side direction of a collector layer is parallel to crystal orientation [011]. A bipolar transistor includes: a collector layer that has a long-side direction and a short-side direction in a plan view, in which the short-side direction is parallel to crystal orientation [011], a cross-section perpendicular to the short-side direction has an inverted mesa shape, and a cross-section perpendicular to the long-side direction has a forward mesa shape; a base layer that is formed on the collector layer; a base electrode that is formed on the base layer; and a base line that is connected to the base electrode and that is drawn out from an end in the short-side direction of the collector layer to the outside of the collector layer in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10236124
    Abstract: An electronic component mount structure includes an electronic component and a mount substrate. The electronic component includes a multilayer body including dielectric layers, internal electrode layers and an insulating layer stacked in a stacking direction. The multilayer body includes two main surfaces opposed to each other in the stacking direction, two side surfaces opposed to each other in a width direction perpendicular to the stacking direction, and two end surfaces opposed to each other in a length direction perpendicular to the stacking and width directions. An insulator is provided on the side surfaces of the multilayer body. The mount substrate includes a land electrode on a mount surface. The electronic component is mounted on the land electrode with a solder fillet being interposed such that the side surfaces are perpendicular to the mount surface. The land electrode is smaller in the width direction than the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Masunari