Patents Examined by Dion R Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11515098
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor that includes a valve-action metal substrate including a dielectric layer having pores on at least one main surface thereof, a mask layer made of an insulating material and covering a periphery of the main surface of the valve-action metal substrate, and a cathode layer on the dielectric layer at least within a region surrounded by the mask layer. The cathode layer includes a solid electrolyte layer on the dielectric layer, and the solid electrolyte layer includes a first layer filling the pores of the dielectric layer, a second layer on the dielectric layer and along an outer peripheral portion of the region surrounded by the mask layer, the second layer being made of a material same as or different from that of the first layer, and a third layer covering the second layer and the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11515096
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a capacitor component including a body and an external electrode disposed outside the body; a metal frame connected to the external electrode; and an encapsulant at least partially covering regions of the capacitor component and the metal frame. The metal frame may include a surface unevenness portion disposed on at least a portion of an interface with the encapsulant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Min Ahn, Beom Joon Cho, Ki Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11508524
    Abstract: In a multilayer ceramic capacitor, an intersection of an interface is defined by a second dielectric ceramic layer, a first internal electrode layer or a second internal electrode layer, and a third dielectric ceramic layer, on a plane including a length direction and a width direction, the second dielectric ceramic layer and the third dielectric ceramic layer include a near intersection region at or near the intersection, and an average particle size of dielectric particles in the near intersection region is smaller than average particle sizes of dielectric particles in the first dielectric ceramic layer, the second dielectric ceramic layer, and the third dielectric ceramic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Kurosu, Yuta Saito, Masahiro Wakashima, Daiki Fukunaga, Yu Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 11501927
    Abstract: An alkali metal ion capacitor that is capable of operating in a high-temperature environment at 85° C. The alkali metal ion capacitor is provided with: a positive electrode active material capable of adsorbing and desorbing alkali metal ions; a positive electrode binder for binding the positive electrode active material; a negative electrode active material capable of storing and releasing alkali metal ions; a negative electrode binder for binding the negative electrode active material; and an electrolytic solution that contains an organic solvent and an imide-based alkali metal salt. The negative electrode active material is predoped with alkali metal ions. The positive electrode binder has a Hansen solubility parameter-based RED value of more than 1 with respect to the electrolytic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Komatsubara, Takumi Mio, Kentaro Iizuka, Takafumi Fujii, Koji Nishi, Naoki Ohmi, Yusuke Kimoto
  • Patent number: 11501925
    Abstract: A capacitor is disclosed. In an embodiment a capacitor includes a receptacle with an opening, at least one capacitor element disposed inside of the receptacle and a lid sealing the receptacle, wherein a vent is arranged in a recess in an inner surface of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TDK ELECTRONICS AG
    Inventors: Krisztián Elekes, Róbert Bösze, Tamás Lakatár, Rudolf Wittmann
  • Patent number: 11495412
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a multilayer main body including an inner layer portion including dielectric layers and internal electrode layers alternately stacked, and outer layer portions on both sides of the inner layer portion in a stacking direction, two external electrodes at two end surfaces of the multilayer body in which side gap portions are provided on both sides of the multilayer main body in the width direction, and an interposer on any of the main surfaces, the side surfaces, and the end surfaces of a capacitor main body including the multilayer and the external electrodes. The difference in location between ends at side surfaces of two adjacent internal electrode layers in the stacking direction is about 0.5 ?m or less. In the two side gap portions, a portion in contact with the multilayer main body has a thickness of about 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11495407
    Abstract: A capacitor component includes a lamination portion in which first and second internal electrodes are disposed to face each other in a first direction and separated from each other by a dielectric layer, and a body comprising the lamination portion and first and second connection portions disposed on both sides of the lamination portion in a second direction, perpendicular to the first direction, and connected to the first and second internal electrodes. The first and second connection portions each include a metal layer including nickel and disposed on the lamination portion and a ceramic layer disposed on the metal layer, and an average thickness of each of the first and second internal electrodes is 0.4 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Soo Park, Yong Park, Ki Pyo Hong, Jong Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11495411
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a multilayer body and external electrodes. The multilayer body includes an inner layer portion including dielectric layers and internal electrode layers alternately stacked, and first and second outer layer portions on opposite sides of the inner layer portion in a stacking direction, side gap portions on opposite sides in a width direction, main surfaces on opposite sides in the stacking direction, side surfaces on opposite sides in the width direction, and end surfaces on opposite sides in a length direction. Each external electrode is provided at one end surfaces of the multilayer body, and extends from the end surface to a portion of the main surface. A difference in location between ends at the side surface of two adjacent internal electrode layers is about 0.5 ?m or less. The second outer layer portion is thicker than the first outer layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11488777
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body including a dielectric layer and first and second internal electrodes, a first external electrode connected to the first internal electrode, and a second external electrode connected to the second internal electrode. The ceramic body includes a capacitance formation portion having first and a second surfaces opposing each other in a first direction, third and fourth surfaces opposing each other in a second direction, and fifth and sixth surfaces opposing each other in a third direction, the ceramic body including a first margin portion disposed on the third and fifth surfaces and a second margin portion disposed on the fourth and sixth surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong Chan Kwon, Ji Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 11489411
    Abstract: A motor controller assembly is configured for use with an electric motor and includes a controller and an absorbent pad. The controller includes a capacitor with a capacitor shell and a liquid electrolyte contained therein. The capacitor shell has a frangible rupture area that opens during a capacitor rupture event to permit the discharge of liquid electrolyte from the capacitor shell. The absorbent pad overlies the rupture area to collect discharged liquid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Chetan O. Modi, Steven R. Palmer, Aashish Pendru, Jeffrey Scott Sherman, Douglas D. Glenn
  • Patent number: 11488776
    Abstract: A heat capacitor with simple structure, easy to manufacture and high thermoelectric conversion efficiency is provided. The heat capacitor includes: a pair of electrodes, at least one said electrode being a carbonaceous electrode; and a thermoelectric electrolyte disposed between the pair of electrodes, wherein the distance between the pair of electrodes is at most 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Yu-Che Chang
  • Patent number: 11488780
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component includes an outer electrode including a baked electrode layer including an electrically conductive metal and glass, and a plating film on a surface of the baked electrode layer. The baked electrode layer includes metal portions made of the electrically conductive metal and glass portions made of the glass and distributed so as to be in contact with the metal portions. Cracks starting from boundaries between the metal portions and the glass portions and extending toward the inner side of the glass portions are provided in the glass portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Kisumi
  • Patent number: 11482380
    Abstract: An interposer of a multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a first through-hole in which a first pass-through conductive portion is provided on an inside wall thereof. A first surface side of the first through-hole is filled with a first conductive joining material that recessed at a central portion thereof as the first through-hole is seen from a second surface toward a first surface. The interposer includes a second through-hole in which a second pass-through conductive portion is provided on an inside wall thereof. A first surface side of the second through-hole is filled with a second conductive joining material that is recessed at a central portion thereof as the second through-hole is seen from a second surface toward a first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 11476047
    Abstract: A multilayer electronic component includes a body in which internal electrodes including Ni and Sn and dielectric layers are alternately disposed, and external electrodes disposed on a surface of the body, connected to the internal electrodes, and including Cu and Sn, wherein the internal electrodes include an alloy including Ni, Cu, and Sn in a region in contact with the external electrodes, and Sn in an amount that satisfies the following formula: 1<C2/C1<13.5 in which C1 is the content of Sn of the internal electrodes at a central portion of the body and C2 is the content of Sn of the internal electrodes at a point 2 ?m away from a point at which the internal electrode and the external electrode are in contact with each other in an inward direction of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woong Do Jung, Yu Hong Oh, Kyung Ryul Lee, Kun Ho Koo, Young Soo Yi
  • Patent number: 11476016
    Abstract: Cable foil tape having random or pseudo-random patterns or long pattern lengths of discontinuous metallic shapes and a method for manufacturing such patterned foil tape are provided. In some embodiments, a laser ablation system is used to selectively remove regions or paths in a metallic layer of a foil tape to produce random distributions of randomized shapes, or pseudo-random patterns or long pattern lengths of discontinuous shapes in the metal layer. In some embodiments, the foil tape is double-sided, having a metallic layer on each side of the foil tape, and the laser ablation system is capable of ablating nonconductive pathways into the metallic layer on both sides of the foil tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Royal O. Jenner, Timothy J. Houghton, II, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Ronald A. Nordin
  • Patent number: 11469046
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component that includes a multilayer body including a dielectric layer and an internal electrode layer that are layered. The dielectric layer contains a plurality of dielectric particles containing Ba and Ti. The plurality of dielectric particles contain a first concentrated region containing a first element and located at an interface with an adjacent dielectric particle of the plurality of dielectric particles, and a second concentrated region containing the first element and present at an interface within 50 nm from the first concentrated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hashimoto, Kenji Ueno
  • Patent number: 11469045
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component includes a multilayer structure including dielectric layers and internal electrode layers, the internal electrode layers being alternately exposed to two edge faces of the multilayer chip opposite to each other. A rare earth element of a side margin has an ionic radius smaller than that of a rare earth element of a capacity section. The rare earth element of the side margin is a rare earth element when only the rare earth element is added to the side margin, or a rare earth element with a largest amount when rare earth elements are added to the side margin. The rare earth element of the capacity section is a rare earth element when only the rare earth element is added to the capacity section, or a rare earth element with a largest amount when rare earth elements are added to the capacity section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoichi Kato
  • Patent number: 11469048
    Abstract: A multi-layer ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body and an external electrode. The ceramic body includes a first side surface facing in a direction of a first axis, a second side surface facing in a direction of a second axis orthogonal to the first axis, a ridge that connects the first side surface and the second side surface to each other, and internal electrodes laminated along a third axis orthogonal to the first axis and the second axis and led out in a lead-out region. The external electrode includes a protrusion provided at a position along the ridge and protruding in the directions of the first axis and the second axis, and a first base portion and a second base portion extending from the protrusion along the first side surface and the second side surface, respectively, the external electrode covering the lead-out region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinari Take
  • Patent number: 11462366
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor containing a capacitor element is provided. The capacitor element contains a sintered porous anode body, a dielectric that overlies the anode body, a solid electrolyte that overlies the dielectric, and an external coating that overlies the solid electrolyte and includes conductive polymer particles. The solid electrolyte includes an intrinsically conductive polymer containing repeating thiophene units of a certain formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation
    Inventors: Miloslav Uher, Kiyofumi Aoki, Pavel Kucharczyk
  • Patent number: 11450481
    Abstract: A multilayer electronic component includes a body including dielectric layers and internal electrodes alternately disposed in a first direction, and external electrodes disposed on the body to be connected to the internal electrodes. At least one internal electrode of the internal electrodes includes a plurality of disconnected portions penetrating through a respective internal electrode. A disconnected portion of the plurality of disconnected portions includes at least one of a pore or a dielectric substance disposed to connect adjacent dielectric layers to each other. A dielectric filling ratio, defined as a ratio of an overall length of the dielectric substance to an overall length of the disconnected portion on a cross section in the third and first directions, is more than 20% to 80% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Jin Cha, Woo Chul Shin, Seung Heui Lee, Beom Seock Oh