Patents Examined by David M Sinclair
  • Patent number: 11062852
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor includes a porous sintered body, a metal lead, a dielectric layer, a solid electrolyte layer, a first terminal, and a second terminal. The porous sintered body has a pair of main faces opposed to each other, a pair of side faces opposed to each other, and a pair of end faces opposed to each other. The metal lead is extended from one of the pair of main faces. The first terminal includes a first terminal mounting part extending in substantially parallel to each of the pair of side faces, and a pair of arm parts extending in substantially parallel to each of the pair of end faces. The pair of arm parts are opposed to each other. The second terminal includes a terminal connecting part electrically connected to the solid electrolyte layer. The metal lead is electrically connected to each of the pair of arm parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinari Kurokawa, Norihiko Ogata
  • Patent number: 11049668
    Abstract: Novel electrolytes, and techniques for making and devices using such electrolytes, which are based on compressed gas solvents are disclosed. Unlike conventional electrolytes, the disclosed electrolytes are based on “compressed gas solvents” mixed with various salts, referred to as “compressed gas electrolytes.” Various combinations of salt and solvents are disclosed to increase performance of electrochemical capacitors using liquefied gas electrolytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: South 8 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Sam Rustomji, Jungwoo Lee, James Royer
  • Patent number: 11037730
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a body; first and second external electrodes including first and second connection portions and first and second band portions, respectively; and first and second metal frames connected to the first and second external electrodes, respectively, wherein the first and second metal frames include first and second support portions bonded to the first and second connection portions, and first and second mounting portions extended in the first direction from lower ends of the first and second support portions and spaced apart from the body and the first and second external electrodes, and further include first and second insulating layers formed on external surfaces of the first and second support portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Yoon Kim, Woo Chul Shin, Sang Soo Park
  • Patent number: 11031184
    Abstract: A capacitor component includes: a body including first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed in a first direction; first and second connection electrodes extending in the first direction in the body, respectively connected to the first and second internal electrodes, and opposing each other in a second direction; and first and second external electrodes disposed on one surface of the body and respectively connected to the first and second connection electrodes and each include an extended pattern disposed at one end portion on the one surface in the second direction and extending in a third direction, and a connection pattern extending, in the second direction, from a region spaced apart from both ends of the extended pattern in the third direction and connected to one of the first and second connection electrodes in a region spaced apart from opposite ends of the extended pattern in the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Heung Na, Min Gon Lee, Jin Kyung Joo, Byeong Chan Kwon, Taek Jung Lee, Jin Man Jung, Jae Yeol Choi
  • Patent number: 11024461
    Abstract: A multi-layer ceramic electronic component includes: a ceramic body including a main surface facing in a first direction, an end surface facing in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, a side surface facing in a third direction orthogonal to the first and second directions, and internal electrodes laminated in the first direction; and an external electrode formed on a surface of the ceramic body, the external electrode including a base film including an end-surface-covering portion that covers the end surface, and a main-surface-covering portion that covers part of the main surface continuously from the end-surface-covering portion, an electrically conductive thin film including a base-covering portion that covers the main-surface-covering portion, and a ceramic-body-covering portion that extends from the base-covering portion in the second direction and covers part of the main surface, and a plating film that covers the electrically conductive thin film and the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutomo Suga, Masataka Watabe, Jun Nishikawa, Sadayoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11011310
    Abstract: An element body of a rectangular parallelepiped shape includes a first principal surface arranged to constitute a mounting surface, a second principal surface opposing the first principal surface in a first direction, a pair of side surfaces opposing each other in a second direction, and a pair of end surfaces opposing each other in a third direction. An external electrode is disposed on the element body. The external electrode includes a conductive resin layer. The conductive resin layer continuously covers one part of the first principal surface, one part of the end surface, and one part of each of the pair of side surfaces. A length of the conductive resin layer in the first direction is smaller than a length of the conductive resin layer in the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Onodera, Takehisa Tamura, Ken Morita
  • Patent number: 11004609
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a ceramic multilayer structure having a structure in which each of a plurality of ceramic dielectric layers and each of a plurality of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked and are alternately exposed to two edge faces of the ceramic multilayer structure; and a pair of external electrodes that are formed on the two edge faces, wherein when an average value of insulation resistances of each pair of the internal electrode adjacent to each other in a stacking direction is IRave and a minimum value of the insulation resistances is IRmin, (IRave?IRmin)/IRave<0.50 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Nagaoka, Noriyuki Chigira, Koichiro Morita
  • Patent number: 11004605
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a ceramic multilayer structure having a structure in which each of ceramic dielectric layers and each of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked and are alternately exposed to two edge faces of the ceramic multilayer structure, a main phase of the plurality of ceramic dielectric layers having a perovskite structure that includes Ca and Zr and is expressed by a general formula ABO3; and a pair of external electrodes that are formed on the two edge faces, wherein 300×TE/TA?12?30 is satisfied when a volume TA is a length CL×a width CW×a thickness CT of the ceramic multilayer structure and a volume TE is a length EL×a width EW×a thickness ET×a stacked number of the plurality of internal electrode layers in a capacity region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Oshima, Atsuhiro Yanagisawa, Yoshinori Shibata, Daisuke Iwai, Hiroyuki Moteki
  • Patent number: 10998136
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional (3D) capacitor including conductors formed at a high density inside holes of an anodic oxide film, and a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer electrically connected to the conductors. Thus, a high capacitance relative to a size of the 3D capacitor may be easily achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Point Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bum Mo Ahn, Seung Ho Park, Sung Hyun Byun
  • Patent number: 10984954
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a capacitor array including a plurality of multilayer capacitors which are sequentially arranged in a first direction; and a pair of metal frames disposed on opposing side surfaces of the capacitor array, respectively, and connected to first and second external electrodes of the plurality of multilayer capacitors, respectively, wherein the metal frames include: support portions bonded to head portions of the external electrodes; and a mounting portion extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction from lower ends of the support portions, and one or more cutting portions are formed in portions of lower sides of the support portions and the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Beom Joon Cho
  • Patent number: 10984951
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a capacitor body including an active region having a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of first and second internal electrodes, and upper and lower cover layers, the capacitor body having first to six surfaces, one ends of the plurality of first and second internal electrodes being exposed through the third and fourth surfaces, respectively; first and second external electrodes; and a plurality of dummy electrodes disposed on each of the plurality of dielectric layers in the active region, to be exposed through corners of the dielectric layers. Each of the plurality of dummy electrodes has a width of 60% or less of a distance between the first internal electrode and the fourth surface or a distance between the second internal electrode and the third surface, the width being in a direction from the third surface to the fourth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Je Jung Kim, Do Young Jeong, Do Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10984958
    Abstract: Capacitive energy storage devices (CESDs) are disclosed, along with methods of making and using the CESDs. A CESD includes an array of electrodes with spaces between the electrodes. A dielectric material occupies spaces between the electrodes; regions of the dielectric material located between adjacent electrodes define capacitive elements. The disclosed CESDs are useful as energy storage devices and/or memory storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Chase Andrepont, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10978248
    Abstract: Film capacitor includes capacitor unit that has capacitor elements, upper bus bar, and lower bus bar. Capacitor elements have upper end electrodes and lower end electrodes that are connected to upper bus bar and lower bus bar, respectively. Film capacitor further includes case containing capacitor unit and being filled with filler resin, cooling plate near capacitor unit, and plate springs. Cooling plate is connected to a cooler and discharges heat generated from capacitor elements into the cooler. Plate springs apply an elastic force to capacitor unit in a direction toward cooling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Koyama, Akihiro Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10971304
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a body; external electrodes respectively disposed on opposing surfaces of the body in a first direction thereof; and a pair of metal frames connected to the external electrodes, respectively, in which each of the metal frames includes a support portion bonded to the external electrodes, and a mounting portion extending in the first direction from a lower end of the support portion and spaced apart from the body and the external electrodes, and a length of the mounting portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction is greater than a length of the body in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beom Joon Cho, Sang Soo Park, Jae Young Na, Woo Chui Shin
  • Patent number: 10971306
    Abstract: An element body of a rectangular parallelepiped shape includes a first principal surface arranged to constitute a mounting surface, a second principal surface opposing the first principal surface in a first direction, a pair of side surfaces opposing each other in a second direction, and a pair of end surfaces opposing each other in a third direction. An external electrode is disposed on the element body. The external electrode includes a conductive resin layer. The conductive resin layer continuously covers one part of the first principal surface, one part of the end surface, and one part of each of the pair of side surfaces. A length of the conductive resin layer in the third direction is smaller than a length of the conductive resin layer in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Onodera, Takehisa Tamura, Ken Morita
  • Patent number: 10964480
    Abstract: A capacitor module is provided which includes a plurality of capacitors, a capacitor case, and a sealing resin with which the capacitor case is filled to seal the capacitors in the capacitor case. The capacitor case includes inward-facing portions of an outer wall thereof each of which bulges or protrudes between every adjacent two of the capacitors. As viewed in a height-wise direction perpendicular both to a direction in which the inward-facing portions protrude and to a direction in which two of the capacitors adjacent each other across one of the inward-facing portions are aligned, the intervening inward-facing portion traverses a line segment passing through centers of the two adjacent capacitors. This structure minimizes thermal interference between the capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Kanda, Daigo Hamajima
  • Patent number: 10964476
    Abstract: A capacitor is provided. The capacitor includes a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer; and a first dielectric layer and a second dielectric layer, wherein the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer are disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The first dielectric layer includes a first dielectric powder and a first organic resin, and the second dielectric layer includes a second dielectric powder and a second organic resin. In particular, the weight ratio of the first dielectric powder to the first organic resin is greater than the weight ratio of the second dielectric powder to the second organic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chun-An Lu, Ying-Jung Chiang, Yuan-Ling Tsai
  • Patent number: 10964481
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a multilayer structure in which each of a plurality of dielectric layers and each of a plurality of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked, the plurality of internal electrode layers being alternately exposed to a first edge face and a second edge face of the multilayer structure; and a cover layer that is provided at least on an upper face and a lower face of the multilayer structure, a main component of the cover layer being a same as that of the dielectric layers, wherein: a concentration of a donor element with respect to a main component ceramic of at least one of the cover layer, an end margin region and a side margin region is lower than a concentration of the donor element with respect to a main component ceramic of the dielectric layers in the multilayer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Chigira
  • Patent number: 10950385
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a multilayer body including dielectric layers and inner electrode layers, and a pair of outer electrodes on end surfaces of the multilayer body and electrically connected to the inner electrode layers. The outer electrodes each include a base electrode layer, a resin electrode layer on a surface of the base electrode layer and including a thermosetting resin and a metal component, a resin layer not containing an electrically conductive component, and a plating layer on the resin electrode layer. The resin layers cover the base electrode layers in regions located on the second main surface side of the multilayer body, and the resin electrode layers cover the base electrode layers in portions where the resin layers are not located and cover the resin layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke Fukumura
  • Patent number: 10943737
    Abstract: Film capacitor is formed by winding first metal layer, first film, second metal layer, and second film that are in a stacked state in this order. In film surfaces of first and second films, an orientation angle ? of first film and an orientation angle ? of second film are different in sign from each other when a sign of the orientation angle which represents rotation from reference direction RD to one of both end surfaces is defined to be positive, and the sign of the orientation angle which represents rotation from reference direction RD to another of both end surfaces is defined to be negative. Here, the orientation angle is defined by an acute angle between an orientation main axis MA between reference direction RD parallel to first and second end surfaces when portions of first and second films facing each other through second metal layer are viewed in a direction perpendicular to the film surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Matsuoka, Wataru Hitomi, Toshihisa Miura