Patents Examined by Michael P McFadden
  • Patent number: 10892100
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a connecting electrode provided on a surface opposite to a surface on which the capacitor body is mounted, and a third external electrode and a fourth external electrode extend to cover opposing ends of the connecting electrode across a width of the capacitor body. The third and fourth external electrodes are disposed on respective side surfaces of the capacitor body opposite each other across the width, and contact respective first and second pluralities of internal electrodes disposed in the capacitor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hyeok Kim, Sang Soo Park, Jae Yeol Choi
  • Patent number: 10892105
    Abstract: The present invention provides a substrate assembly includes at least two ceramic layers, at least two layers of one or more electrodes, at least one high dielectric constant layer, two or more holes, electrically conductive structures formed in the two or more holes, and the electrically conductive structure is physically connected to at least one of the electrodes, thereby forming a set, wherein each of the sets if physically separated from at least one of the other sets. A process includes cutting ceramic sheets, removing material from the ceramic sheets to form holes, depositing a metallic material into the holes, depositing the metallic material to form electrodes, selectively depositing a thin layer of high dielectric constant material, and firing the ceramic sheets, the metallic material, the high dielectric constant material layer, and the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lei Shan
  • Patent number: 10892109
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides supercapacitors that may avoid the shortcomings of current energy storage technology. Provided herein are supercapacitor devices, and methods of fabrication thereof comprising the manufacture or synthesis of an active material on a current collector and/or the manufacture of supercapacitor electrodes to form planar and stacked arrays of supercapacitor electrodes and devices. Prototype supercapacitors disclosed herein may exhibit improved performance compared to commercial supercapacitors. Additionally, the present disclosure provides a simple, yet versatile technique for the fabrication of supercapacitors through masking and etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard Barry Kaner, Maher F. El-Kady
  • Patent number: 10886067
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a ceramic body including a dielectric layer and having first and second surfaces opposing each other, third and fourth surfaces connecting the first and second surfaces, and fifth and sixth surfaces connected to the first to fourth surfaces and opposing each other, a plurality of internal electrodes disposed inside the ceramic body, exposed through the first and second surfaces, and having one end portion exposed through the third or fourth surface, and first and second side margin portions disposed on the edges of the plurality of internal electrodes, exposed through the first and second surfaces, in which RGB values of the first and second surfaces on which the first and second side margin portions are disposed are different from RGB values of the fifth and sixth surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Su Hyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10886064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement for fastening a capacitor cup within which a capacitor is accommodated. The arrangement is for fastening a capacitor cup onto an opening of a mid-plate, wherein the capacitor cup comprises a cylindrical body having an opening end and an opposite end. The arrangement comprises: a collar provided on an outer surface of the cylindrical body, closely around the opening end; at least one first engagement feature formed at the outer surface of the cylindrical body and adjacent to the collar; and, at least one second engagement feature, corresponding to the first engagement feature, formed at an edge of the opening of the mid-plate; wherein, an engagement between the first and second engagement features fastens the capacitor cup onto the opening of the mid-plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DANFOSS POWER ELECTRONICS A/S
    Inventors: Matthew Donovan Gray, George Miller, Shawn Rink, Michael Lai, Stephen Ray Larsen
  • Patent number: 10886074
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is electrode comprising a current collector comprising a conductor layer having at least a first surface; and elongated metal carbide nanostructures extending from the first surface; and a carbonaceous energy storage media disposed on the first surface and in contact with the elongated metal carbide nanostructures. Disclosed herein too is an ultracapacitor comprising at least one electrode comprising a current collector comprising a conductor layer having at least a first surface; and elongated metal carbide nanostructures extending from the first surface; and a carbonaceous energy storage media disposed on the first surface and in contact with the elongated metal carbide nanostructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FASTCAP SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolò Michele Brambilla, Fabrizio Martini
  • Patent number: 10879011
    Abstract: A method for producing a solid electrolytic capacitor that includes preparing a first sheet, preparing a second sheet, covering the first sheet with an insulating material, forming an electric conductor layer on the first sheet, producing a laminated sheet by laminating the first sheet and the second sheet, producing a multilayer block body, cutting the multilayer block body to produce a plurality of multilayer body elements, and forming a first outer electrode and a second outer electrode on the plurality of multilayer body elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Furukawa, Katsutomo Aritomi, Koji Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10879016
    Abstract: An electrochemical device which includes: an element main body wherein a pair of internal electrodes are laminated so as to sandwich a separator sheet there between; an outer casing sheet that covers the element main body; sealing parts that hermetically seal the peripheral part of the outer casing sheet so that the element main body is immersed in an electrolyte solution; and lead terminals that are electrically connected to the internal electrodes respectively and are led out from the sealing parts of the outer casing sheet to the outside. A resin inner layer that is present in the inner surface of the outer casing sheet is provided with a fusion bonding part for separators, which partially bonds a part of the separator sheet to the inner surface of the outer casing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Hasegawa, Yuji Yoshino, Kazunori Yoshikawa, Hidetake Itoh, Kazuhiro Anai, Yoshihiko Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10879007
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a capacitor array including a plurality of multilayer capacitors disposed in a vertical direction, among the multilayer capacitors, adjacent multilayer capacitors including opposing external electrodes, including band portions bonded to each other, the external electrodes being disposed in such a manner that a band portion disposed on a bonding surface has an area relatively larger than an area of a band portion disposed on a further surface, and a pair of metal frames, each including a vertical portion bonded to a head portion of an external electrode of a lowermost multilayer capacitor and a mounting portion bent at a lower end of the vertical portion to extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beom Joon Cho, Ki Young Kim, Jae Young Na
  • Patent number: 10872728
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body including a dielectric layer and first and second internal electrodes which face each other with the dielectric layer interposed therebetween. The first and second internal electrodes include a conductive metal and an additive. In a cross-section of the ceramic body in the length-thickness (L-T) plane, a ratio of content of the additive in the first and second internal electrodes in upper and lower portions of the ceramic body to a content of the additive in the first and second internal electrodes in a central portion of the ceramic body is around 0.63 to around 1.03.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Ho Yoon, Jeong Ryeol Kim, Seong Han Park, Kyoung Ki Min, Young Kyu Park, Jong Han Kim
  • Patent number: 10867752
    Abstract: A capacitor includes a structure including a plurality of openings penetrating from a first surface of the structure to a second surface opposing the first surface; a capacitor layer disposed on the second surface of the structure and in the plurality of the openings and including a dielectric layer, and a first electrode and a second electrode, the dielectric layer interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; a first connection layer disposed on the first surface of the structure and connected to the first electrode; a second connection layer disposed on the capacitor layer on the second surface and connected to the second electrode of the structure; and first and second terminals disposed on opposite side surfaces of the structure and connected to the first connection layer and the second connection layer, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Ho Shin, Jeong Hoon Ryou, Dong Sik Yoo, No Il Park, Chang Soo Jang, Young Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 10867754
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an electrochemical device includes: a positive electrode containing, as a positive electrode active material, a conductive polymer that is to be doped and dedoped with anions, a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material that occludes and releases lithium ions, and an electrolytic solution containing anions and lithium ions. In a charged state of the electrochemical device, an amount A (mol) of anions that are doped into the conductive polymer and are contained in the positive electrode and an amount B (mol) of the anions contained in the electrolytic solution satisfy a relational expression: 1.1?B/A?2.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Hayashi, Susumu Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10861651
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a body including an internal electrode alternately disposed with a dielectric layer, and an external electrode disposed on the body. The external electrode includes a first electrode layer contacting the internal electrode, an oxide layer disposed on the first electrode layer and including a metal oxide and glass, and a second electrode layer disposed on the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Ho Lee, Duk Hyun Chun, Myung Jun Park, Eun Jin Kim, Hye Min Bang
  • Patent number: 10861654
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes an anode body, a dielectric layer formed on the anode body, and a solid electrolyte layer covering at least a portion of the dielectric layer. The solid electrolyte layer includes a ?-conjugated conductive polymer, a high-molecular-weight dopant having an acid group, and a water-soluble polymer. The water-soluble polymer is a copolymer including a hydrophilic monomer unit having a hydrophilic group. The hydrophilic group is at least one group selected from the group consisting of a carboxyl group, an acid anhydride group, a phenolic hydroxyl group, and a C2-3 alkylene oxide group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichirou Uka, Makoto Nagashima, Tetsuro Iwasa, Koji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10861648
    Abstract: An electronic component includes: a capacitor array including a plurality of multilayer capacitors which are sequentially arranged in a first direction, and first and second metal frames disposed on both side surfaces of the capacitor array and connected to first and second external electrodes of the plurality of multilayer capacitors, respectively; the first and second metal frames include first and second support portions, and first and second mounting portions, respectively; and the first and second mounting portions include first and second portions opposing each other toward the center of the capacitor array, and third and fourth portions positioned outside the first and second portions, respectively, and a length of each of the first and second portions is shorter than a length of each of the third and fourth portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beom Joon Cho, Sang Soo Park, Ki Young Kim, Woo Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 10854393
    Abstract: Provided is an electrolytic capacitor having a cathode that exhibits a high capacity. The electrolytic capacitor includes: a cathode having a conductive substrate and a conductive polymer layer placed on a surface of the conductive substrate; an anode having a substrate composed of a valve metal and a dielectric layer composed of an oxide of the valve metal that is placed on the surface of the substrate and is so placed that the dielectric layer and the conductive polymer layer of the cathode face each other through a space; and an ion-conductive electrolyte filled in the space, in which the conductive polymer layer of the cathode that is in contact with the ion-conductive electrolyte expresses a redox capacity by applying a voltage between the anode and the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Koseki, Kenji Machida
  • Patent number: 10854391
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a capacitor body including an active region, and upper and lower cover regions disposed on upper and lower portions of the active region, respectively. First and second external electrode are disposed on both ends of the capacitor body, respectively. The active region includes a plurality of first dielectric layers, first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed with the first dielectric layer interposed therebetween, and first and second auxiliary electrodes disposed on the first dielectric layers on which the first and second internal electrodes are disposed, respectively. The upper and lower cover regions each include a plurality of second dielectric layers having a thickness less than that of each of the first dielectric layers, and a dummy electrode disposed on the second dielectric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Je Jung Kim, Do Young Jeong, Do Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10854395
    Abstract: Hierarchical nanostructured cathode and anode are provided for an asymmetric supercapacitor, with the cathode including Co9S8—Ni3S2 nanoparticles anchored on CuMn2O4—NiMn2O4 nanosheet arrays and the anode including rhombus-like shaped MnFe2O4—ZnFe2O4 nanocrystals grown on a graphene-ink coated Ni foam. The asymmetric supercapacitor with the cathode and anode exhibits a large operating window, high energy density, and high cycling stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ihab M. Obaidat, Hee-Je Kim, Chandu V. V. Muralee Gopi, Sambasivam Sangaraju
  • Patent number: 10847321
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a body including an internal electrode alternately arranged with a dielectric layer; and an external electrode disposed on the body and connected to the internal electrode. The internal electrode includes a plurality of nickel (Ni) grains, and a composite layer including tin (Sn) and nickel (Ni) is disposed at a grain boundary of the nickel (Ni) grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Jin Cha, Hyung Soon Kwon, Ji Hong Jo
  • Patent number: 10840027
    Abstract: A tunable multilayer capacitor is provided. The capacitor comprises a first active electrode in electrical contact with a first active termination and a second active electrode in electrical contact with a second active termination. The capacitor comprises a first DC bias electrode in electrical contact with a first DC bias termination and a second DC bias electrode in electrical contact with a second DC bias termination. A plurality of dielectric layers disposed between the first and second active electrodes and between the first and second bias electrodes. At least a portion of the dielectric layers contain a tunable dielectric material that exhibits a variable dielectric constant upon the application of an applied DC voltage across the first and second DC bias electrodes. A thickness of at least one of the plurality of dielectric layers is greater than about 15 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Craig W. Nies, Andrew P. Ritter, Richard C. VanAlstine