Patents Examined by Nathan Milakovich
  • Patent number: 11183342
    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 polymer coating that overlies the solid electrolyte and includes conductive polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Miloslav Uher, Kiyofumi Aoki, Pavel Kucharczyk
  • Patent number: 11170942
    Abstract: A capacitor assembly that is capable of exhibiting good electrical properties even under a variety of conditions is provided. More particularly, the capacitor contains a capacitor element that includes a sintered porous anode body, a dielectric that overlies the anode body, and a solid electrolyte that overlies the dielectric. The solid electrolyte contains an adhesion layer that is positioned between an inner conductive polymer layer and an outer conductive polymer layer. The adhesion layer is formed from an organometallic compound and the outer layer is formed from pre-polymerized conductive polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Issei Nakata, Jan Petrzilek, Miloslav Uher, Tomas Hofirek
  • Patent number: 11158464
    Abstract: A hybrid polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitor and a method for manufacturing a capacitor are disclosed. In an embodiment a hybrid polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitor includes a winding element having a diameter of more than 10 mm, at least two tabs electrically contacted with an anode foil and at least two tabs electrically contacted with a cathode foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TDK ELECTRONICS AG
    Inventors: Norbert Will, László Dobai, Péter Kerepesi, Csaba Tóth
  • Patent number: 11158463
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element, a solid electrolyte layer, and a liquid substance. The capacitor element includes an anode foil with a dielectric layer, and a cathode foil. The solid electrolyte layer is provided between the anode foil and the cathode foil. The capacitor element is impregnated with the liquid substance that includes a solvent and a solute. The solute contains one of an acid component, a nitro compound, or a phenol compound. The cathode foil includes a covering layer that contains at least one selected from the group consisting of titanium, nickel, a compound including titanium, and a compound including nickel. And the solid electrolyte layer contains a conductive polymer and a base component. An electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element, a solid electrolyte layer, and a liquid substance. The capacitor element includes an anode foil with a dielectric layer, and a cathode foil. The solid electrolyte layer is provided between the anode foil and the cathode foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuji Aoyama, Kazuhiro Takatani, Kazunari Imamoto, Yoshiaki Ishimaru
  • Patent number: 11145464
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a ceramic body including an active portion that includes a dielectric layer and a plurality of internal electrodes overlapping each other across the dielectric layer, and cover portions formed above and below the active portion, and including 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, and first and second side margin portions disposed on the first and second surfaces. In a cross-section of the ceramic body in a length-thickness (L-T) direction, a ratio Sd/Sc of an area Sd of a region except for the active portion to an overall area Sc of the cross-section is greater than 27%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong Ju Choe, Min Woo Kim, Eun Jung Lee, Ki Pyo Hong
  • Patent number: 11139114
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a body including a stack structure of a plurality of dielectric layers, and a plurality of internal electrodes stacked with the dielectric layers interposed therebetween. A stress alleviation portion is disposed on at least one surface among surfaces of the body, and an external electrode is disposed on an external portion of the body and connected to the internal electrodes. The stress alleviation portion includes a first resin layer adjacent to the body, and a second resin layer covering the first resin layer and including a filler dispersed in a resin of the second resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Mo Ahn, Sang Roc Lee, Dong Hwi Shin
  • Patent number: 11127538
    Abstract: A supercapacitor apparatus within a sealed housing to provide a high-voltage EDLC energy storage unit includes cells stacked on one another, with each cell having a set of supercapacitors that are interconnected within the apparatus in a parallel-series configuration to provide an internally balanced energy storage unit that is capable of stand-off voltages of 10 volts or higher. The energy storage unit does not require balancing resistors or more complicated external balancing circuitry. The electrodes of the supercapacitors are comprised of carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Vladimir Samuilov, Vyacheslav Solovyov, Zemfira Abutalibova
  • Patent number: 11114249
    Abstract: In a thin-film capacitor, an electrode terminal layer and an electrode layer of a capacitor portion are connected to electrode terminals by via conductors that is formed to penetrate an insulating layer in a thickness direction thereof, and a short circuit wiring in the thickness direction is realized by the via conductors. In the thin-film capacitor, an increase in the number of terminals in the plurality of electrode terminals is achieved, a decrease in length of a circuit wiring is achieved, and thus a thin-film capacitor with low-ESL has been achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tsunoda, Mitsuhiro Tomikawa, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Kenichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11107632
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes an element body and a terminal electrode. The element body includes internal electrode layers and insulation layers alternately laminated in a lamination direction. The terminal electrode is formed on an outer surface of the element body to be contacted and connected with the internal electrode layers. The terminal electrode includes an end-side electrode part and an upper-side electrode part. The end-side electrode part covers a leading end of the element body where the internal electrode layers are led. The upper-side electrode part is formed on a part of an upper surface of the element body and continues to the end-side electrode part. The terminal electrode is not substantially formed on a lower surface of the element body located on the other side of the upper surface along the lamination direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Sakurai, Hirobumi Tanaka, Keisuke Okai, Daisuke Iwanaga, Hisashi Nakata, Tomoya Sihbasaki
  • Patent number: 11101069
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a multilayer body including inner electrodes and dielectric layers that are alternately stacked, and outer electrodes that are electrically connected to the inner electrodes. The multilayer body includes first and second main surfaces opposite each other in a stacking direction, first and second side surfaces opposite each other in a width direction, and first and second end surfaces opposite each other in a length direction. At least one of the outer electrodes is located on at least one of the first side surface or the second side surface of the multilayer body and is directly connected to the inner electrodes at positions spaced away from the at least one of the first side surface or the second side surface toward the inside of the multilayer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Togo Matsui
  • Patent number: 11081289
    Abstract: A tantalum capacitor includes: a tantalum body comprising tantalum powder and a tantalum wire exposed to one end surface; an anode lead frame comprising a first electrode member and a second electrode member bent perpendicularly thereto; a cathode electrode lead frame comprising a third electrode member spaced apart from the first electrode member having the tantalum body mounted on an upper surface thereof and a fourth electrode member bent perpendicularly thereto; and a encapsulation portion covering the tantalum body so that lower surfaces of the first and third electrode members and one external surfaces of the second and fourth electrode members are exposed. The anode lead frame comprises a bend portion having a connection part of the first electrode member and the second electrode member as an axis, and an end of the bend portion is in contact with the tantalum wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Kyu Shin, Young June Lee, Hun Chol Jung, Yu Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 11069944
    Abstract: Rolled-up energy storage elements, each including a rolled layer stack of layers which are arranged within a layer plane in an at least partially covering manner. In the layer stack, at least two layers are present which are at least partially electrically conductive, and at least one layer of a non-liquid electrolyte material is present, or at least one region between at least two layers of the rolled layer stack is present which comprises a liquid electrolyte. Either at least one of the layers that is at least partially electrically conductive includes at least partially a magnetic material, or an additional layer that includes at least partially a magnetic material in the layer stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER-UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
    Inventor: Oliver G. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11064609
    Abstract: A printable electronic component includes a component substrate and a circuit disposed in or on the component substrate. One or more electrically conductive connection posts protrude from the component substrate. One or more electrically conductive component contact pads are exposed on or over the component substrate on a side of the component substrate opposite the one or more connection posts. The one or more component contact pads and the one or more electrically conductive connection posts are both electrically connected to the circuit. The components can be printed onto a destination substrate and electrically connected to contact pads on the destination substrate through the connection posts. The components can also be printed onto other components and electrically connected through the connection posts and component contact pads to form a three-dimensional electronic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventor: Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11063382
    Abstract: A bulkhead passthrough connector containing a printed circuit board (PCB) for transferring electrical signals across a bulkhead to an electronic valve actuator, an electronic valve actuator configured to operate and communicate with a valve using a PCB through a bulkhead, the electronic valve actuator, and a method of assembling a bulkhead passthrough connector incorporating a PCB. The embodiments may include a passthrough partition which separates one side of the bulkhead from another. A PCB retainer may also be secured to the passthrough partition. The PCB is attached to the PCB retainer and extends from one side to another side of the bulkhead through the passthrough partition. The PCB further includes electrical paths printed on the PCB and electrical connectors located on both sides of the bulkhead to enable communication with external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventors: Michael Gorbutt, William Hooss, Dan Morris
  • Patent number: 11056284
    Abstract: A multi-layered ceramic electronic component includes: a ceramic body including a dielectric layer, and a plurality of internal electrodes facing each other with the dielectric layer interposed therebetween; and an external electrode disposed on an external surface of the ceramic body and electrically connected to the first internal electrodes or the second internal electrodes. The external electrode includes a first electrode layer electrically connected to the internal electrodes and a second electrode layer disposed on the first electrode layer, and a ratio (t1/BW) of a thickness (t1) of a region of the first electrode layer disposed on the third surface or the fourth surface of the ceramic body to a distance (BW) from one end of the first electrode layer to the other end of the first electrode layer disposed on the first surface or the second surface of the ceramic body satisfies 20% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Je Jung Kim, Jeong Mo Kang, Dong Yeong Kim
  • Patent number: 11049653
    Abstract: A multi-layer ceramic electronic component includes a multi-layer unit and a side margin. The multi-layer unit includes ceramic layers laminated in a first direction, internal electrodes disposed between the ceramic layers, a main surface that faces in the first direction, and a side surface that faces in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, the internal electrodes being exposed from the side surface. The side margin includes a side-surface-covering portion that is disposed on the side surface, and an end portion that includes an extended portion extending from the side surface to the main surface and having a first dimension of 0.1 ?m or more in the first direction and a second dimension of 0.1 ?m or more in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Kusumoto, Ryo Ono, Tetsuhiko Fukuoka, Akihiko Kono, Shota Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11049650
    Abstract: A capacitor component includes a body including a dielectric layer and an internal electrode, the internal electrode including nickel and an alloying element, and an external electrode disposed on the body to be connected to the internal electrode. The internal electrode includes an alloy region and an alloying element region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Il Song, Beom Seock Oh, Woo Chul Shin, Byung Rok Ahn, Kyoung Jin Cha
  • Patent number: 11037728
    Abstract: A dielectric including a composite including a metal oxide having a rocksalt crystal structure and a beryllium oxide, and a capacitor, a transistor, and an electronic device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhong Kim, Se Yun Kim
  • Patent number: 11024470
    Abstract: The nonaqueous electrolyte energy storage device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a negative electrode including graphite and graphitizable carbon, in which a ratio of a mass of the graphitizable carbon to a total mass of the graphite and the graphitizable carbon is less than 26% by mass, and a median diameter of the graphitizable carbon is smaller than a median diameter of the graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventor: Suguru Chizawa
  • Patent number: 11017958
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for fabricating supercapacitors (SCs) via vapor printing, specifically oxidative chemical vapor deposition (oCVD). Also disclosed are methods of using the supercapacitors, in particular for energy storage devices and photovoltaics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Andong Liu, Karen K. Gleason, Peter Kovacik