Patents Examined by Ronald Hinson
  • Patent number: 11763974
    Abstract: An Isolating Transmission Line Transformer (ITLT) for use in a data communications system is provided, the transformer comprising: a substantially planar substrate formed of electrically insulative material having opposed first and second surfaces; a first port formed of two separate terminals provided at one part of the substrate; a second port formed of two separate terminals provided at a second part of the substrate; a first conductor connected in series to the first port and arranged as a single loop; a second conductor which is electrically isolated from the first conductor and connected in series to the second port, the second conductor being arranged as a single loop in a substantially opposite orientation to the first conductor; wherein the first and second ports and at least part of the first and second conductors are provided on the substrate surface (s); and a core arranged between the first and second ports to cover the majority of the first and second conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: UWB X LIMITED
    Inventors: Glenn Richard Lacey, Andrew Stephen Ackland
  • Patent number: 11749443
    Abstract: A coil component includes a multilayer body in which a plurality of resin insulation layers is laminated, a spiral-shaped coil conductor layer disposed on main surface of one of the resin insulation layers, and a close contact layer disposed at interfaces between two of the resin insulation layers and not connected to the coil conductor layer. The close contact layer contains a metal having desired adhesion to the resin insulation layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazunori Annen
  • Patent number: 11742131
    Abstract: A coil component includes a body, a coil portion disposed inside the body, a first external electrode and a second external electrode spaced apart from each other on one surface of the body and connected to the coil portion, a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer respectively connected to the one surface of the body, respectively disposed to side surfaces of the body to extend upwardly of the one surface of the body, and a third insulating layer and a fourth insulating layer respectively connected to the one surface of the body, respectively disposed on end surfaces of the body and each extending upwardly of the one surface of the body. A portion of each of the first and second external electrodes, exposed from the first to fourth insulating layers, is spaced apart from each of a plurality of edges of the one surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Soo Kang, Yong Hui Li, Seung Mo Lim, Byeong Cheol Moon
  • Patent number: 11742133
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic component including a secondary side coil including a plurality of coil parts, in which each of the coil parts includes: a plate-like base part; a leg part formed on the base part; and a pin part formed at a tip of the leg part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirofumi Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11735353
    Abstract: An inductor component comprising an insulating layer containing no magnetic substance, a spiral wiring formed on a first principal surface of the insulating layer and wound on the first principal surface, and a magnetic layer in contact with at least a portion of the spiral wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Hirai, Koki Okamura, Akinori Hamada, Tomohiro Kido
  • Patent number: 11735347
    Abstract: A pair of terminal electrodes 4 and 5 have electrode parts 4a and 5a and electrode parts 4b and 5b when viewed from a stacking direction, respectively. A plurality of connection conductors are disposed at positions not overlapping a plurality of coil conductors when viewed from the stacking direction. At least two of the plurality of connection conductors are disposed in a first region A1 or a second region A2 between the terminal electrodes 4 and 5 and an outer edge 9a of a coil 9 when viewed from the stacking direction. The first region A1 and the second region A2 overlap the electrode parts 4a and 5a when viewed from the facing direction of a pair of end surfaces 2a and 2b and overlap the electrode parts 4b and 5b when viewed from the facing direction of a pair of main surfaces 2c and 2d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuto Shiga, Hajime Kato, Kazuya Tobita, Youichi Kazuta, Noriaki Hamachi, Makoto Yoshino
  • Patent number: 11721473
    Abstract: A coil component includes a body, an insulating substrate embedded in the body and including an insulating resin, and first and second substrate protection layers covering respective surfaces of the insulating substrate to protect the insulating substrate and including a ceramic. A coil portion includes first and second coil patterns respectively disposed on the first and second substrate protection layers. Each of the first and second coil patterns includes a first conductive layer, disposed on the respective first or second substrate protection layer, and a second conductive layer disposed on the first conductive layer to expose a side surface of the first conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joung Gul Ryu, Ji Man Ryu, Byeong Cheol Moon
  • Patent number: 11705268
    Abstract: A coil component is provided. The coil component includes a body having one surface and the other surface, opposing each other, and a wall surface connecting the one surface and the other surface, a coil portion embedded in the body and having an end exposed to the wall surface of the body, an external electrode including a connecting portion disposed on the wall surface of the body and connected to the end of the coil portion, and an extension extending from the connecting portion onto the one surface of the body, a first insulating layer covering the other surface of the body, and an identification portion passing through the first insulating layer and including the same material as a material of the external electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Ho Han, Sung Sik Shin, Jae Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 11699547
    Abstract: A reactor includes a coil, an annular magnetic core that forms a closed magnetic circuit when the coil is excited, a plurality of divided reactors arranged in parallel, and a holding member that holds the plurality of divided reactors in a state in which the divided reactors are arranged in parallel at a predetermined spacing. Each of the divided reactors includes a coil unit that is formed of a wound wire and constitutes a part of the coil and a core unit that passes through the coil unit from one end of the coil unit to the other end and constitutes a part of the magnetic core. The core unit has an inner core portion inserted through the coil unit, and outer core portions that protrude from both ends of the coil unit and extend in a direction that intersects the inner core portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouhei Yoshikawa, Kazushi Kusawake, Shintaro Nanbara
  • Patent number: 11688544
    Abstract: An inductor component comprising a first magnetic layer, a spiral wiring disposed on the first magnetic layer, and a second magnetic layer covering the spiral wiring. The first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer contain a magnetic powder and a resin containing the magnetic powder, and the spiral wiring includes a spiral-shaped first conductor layer and a second conductor layer disposed on the first conductor layer and shaped along the first conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Hamada, Shinji Yasuda, Yoshimasa Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11676757
    Abstract: An insulating layer, which is composed of a material having a higher insulating property than a core, partially covers a surface of the core. A plating layer, which functions as an electrode, is stacked on a surface of the insulating layer. The surface area of the insulating layer is larger than the surface area of the plating layer and the plating layer is stacked inside a region covered by the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Otani, Yuuta Hoshino, Toshihiko Kobayashi, Tomotaka Gotohda
  • Patent number: 11664148
    Abstract: A coil component includes a body; a first coil portion disposed inside of the body and having a first core portion; a first external electrode and a second external electrode disposed outside of the body and connected to both ends of the first coil portion, respectively; a second coil portion disposed on the first coil portion in the body and having a second core portion; and a third external electrode and a fourth external electrode disposed outside of the body and connected to both ends of the second coil portion, respectively, wherein the first core portion comprises a first shared core portion overlapping the second core portion and a first non-shared core portion not overlapping the second core portion, and the second core portion comprises a second shared core portion overlapping the first core portion and a second non-shared core portion not overlapping the first core portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Yoon, Young Ghyu Ahn, Dong Hwan Lee, Dong Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11664149
    Abstract: A coil electronic component includes a support substrate having a through-hole. First and second coil patterns are disposed on a first surface and a second surface of the support substrate opposing each other, respectively, and each surround the through-hole and are coiled. An encapsulant encapsulates at least portions of the support substrate and the first and second coil patterns, and external electrodes are disposed externally of the encapsulant and are each connected to a respective lead-out pattern connected to a respective one of the first and second coil patterns. A groove penetrates the first surface of the support substrate in a region of the first surface in which the first coil pattern is not disposed, and the second coil pattern is disposed in a region of the second surface of the support substrate that overlaps along a thickness direction with the groove penetrating the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Il Park, Jong Min Lee
  • Patent number: 11664155
    Abstract: A coil component includes a blocking material that contains a resin and that blocks a route that leads to a gap between turns of a wire from an outside at portions of the wire that are in close contact with each other between adjoining turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Igarashi, Yuuji Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11664152
    Abstract: An electronic component includes an element body including two end surfaces opposite to each other and a bottom surface connected between the two end surfaces. A coil is provided in the element body and an external electrode is provided in the element body. In a first cross-section intersecting with the two end surfaces and the bottom surface of the element body, the external electrode has a first portion extending along a first surface that is one of the end surface and the bottom surface of the element body. The coil is disposed such that an outer circumferential edge of the coil faces the first surface of the element body. A shortest distance between the outer circumferential edge of the coil and the first surface of the element body is smaller than a minimum width of the first portion in a direction orthogonal to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Shimoda, Mitsuru Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 11657952
    Abstract: A coil component is capable of suppressing occurrence of peeling at an interface between a coil conductor and resin in a magnetic portion due to heating during mounting. The coil component includes an element body that includes a coil conductor formed by winding a conductive wire coated with an insulating film, and a magnetic portion that contains metal magnetic particles and resin, and external electrodes that are electrically connected to exposed surfaces of extended portions of the coil conductor exposed on a surface of the element body, and are arranged on the surface of the element body. The metal magnetic particles are arranged in recesses formed in a surface of the conductive wire in the extended portions of the coil conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Araki, Keiichi Ishida
  • Patent number: 11657948
    Abstract: A wire-wound core includes a core portion extending in a longitudinal direction, first and second flange portions respectively disposed at first and second end portions of the core portion in the longitudinal direction, and at least one terminal electrode disposed at each of the first and second flange portions. When a face to be oriented toward a mount board and a face of the first flange portion facing an outer side are respectively called a bottom surface and an outer end surface, the outer end surface has a recessed portion that reaches the bottom surface. The terminal electrode disposed at the first flange portion includes a bottom surface electrode portion formed of a film conductor extending along the bottom surface of the first flange portion and an end surface electrode portion formed of a conductor filling the recessed portion and being in contact with the bottom surface electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Morinaga
  • Patent number: 11646150
    Abstract: A coil electronic component includes a body having first and second surfaces opposing each other, and third and fourth surfaces connecting the first and second surfaces to each other and opposing each other, an insulating substrate disposed in the body and including an end portion having one side surface exposed externally of the body, first and second coil portions disposed on one surface and the other surface of the insulating substrate opposing each other, respectively, a first lead-out portion connected to the first coil portion, disposed on one surface of the insulating substrate, and exposed from the body, a second lead-out portion connected to the first coil portion, disposed on the other surface of the insulating substrate, and exposed from the body, and a direction indicator disposed on at least one of one surface and the other surface of the end portion opposing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11621121
    Abstract: An inductor component includes an element assembly having a first surface and a second surface located opposite to the first surface, a first direction-distinguishing layer disposed on the first surface, and a second direction-distinguishing layer disposed on the second surface. The first direction-distinguishing layer has a first cavity passing through in the thickness direction. The second direction-distinguishing layer has a second cavity passing through in the thickness direction. The element assembly has a first exposed portion that is part of the element assembly and that is exposed in the first cavity and has a second exposed portion that is part of the element assembly and that is exposed in the second cavity. The first amount of protrusion of the first exposed portion protruding in the thickness direction is less than the second amount of protrusion of the second exposed portion protruding in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Shimoda, Shinya Tajima, Yasunari Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11615910
    Abstract: A transformer structure includes a first inductor and a second inductor. The first inductor has first turns. The second inductor has second turns. The first inductor and the second inductor are disposed in an interlaced manner. Except jump wires, the first and the second inductors are substantially disposed on a first layer. At least one of the first turns is substantially disposed between another first turn and one of the second turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsiao-Tsung Yen, Yuh-Sheng Jean, Ta-Hsun Yeh