Patents Examined by Shawki S. Ismail
  • Patent number: 11367553
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is to provide a coil element having a reduced thickness but is less prone to be broken. The coil element according to an embodiment of the present invention has a rectangular parallelepiped shape and has a principal surface including long sides and short sides. The coil element includes a drum core, a winding wound around the drum core, a first external electrode electrically connected to one end of the winding, and a second external electrode electrically connected to the other end of the winding. The drum core in the embodiment includes a first flange, a second flange, and a winding core connecting between the first flange and the second flange. The winding core extends along the short sides of the principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenori Aoki, Tomoo Kashiwa
  • Patent number: 11367558
    Abstract: A magnetic composition includes first, second, and third magnetic metal particles. The first magnetic metal particles have an average particle size of 10 ?m to 28 ?m; the second magnetic metal particles have an average particle size of 1 ?m to 4.5 ?m; and the third magnetic metal particles include insulating layers disposed on surfaces thereof and have a particle size of 300 nm or less. Therefore, eddy current loss of an inductor having a body formed of the magnetic composition may be improved, and high efficiency and inductance of the inductor may be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Hyung Lee, Je Ik Moon, Jung Wook Seo, Jun Sung Lee, Woo Jin Lee, Kang Ryong Choi, Il Jin Park, Gwang Hwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 11367565
    Abstract: A magnetic and electrical circuit element including magnetic-flux-conducting posts, and a multi-layer structure formed with an electrically-conductive material. The multi-layer structure includes multiple layers forming a stack of layers along a length of the posts, said multi-layer structure configured as primary and secondary windings of a transformer. The primary winding is embedded in the multi-layer structure and wound around the magnetic-flux-conducting posts in such a way that a magnetic field induced in each of the magnetic-flux-conducting posts has a magnetic field polarity opposite to a polarity of the respective magnetic field of the magnetic-flux-conducting post adjacent the respective magnetic-flux-conducting post. Around each of the magnetic-flux-conducting posts, there is a respective one of the secondary windings connected to a semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Rompower Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Ionel Jitaru
  • Patent number: 11367555
    Abstract: A mounting substrate includes a resin layer and a first conductor including a contact surface in contact with the resin layer. The first conductor includes a first surface facing toward the mounting surface and a second surface on a side opposite to the first surface and extends in a direction parallel or substantially parallel to the mounting surface. The first conductor has a difference of a maximum value and a minimum value of a distance between the first surface and the mounting surface smaller than a difference of a maximum value and a minimum value of a distance between the second surface and the mounting surface. The resin layer includes a resin wall portion surrounding an opening portion partially exposing the first conductor on the mounting surface side, and the first conductor includes an exposed portion defining a mounting electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo Ito
  • Patent number: 11361889
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method of forming a laminated magnetic inductor and resulting structures having multiple magnetic layer thicknesses. A first magnetic stack having one or more magnetic layers alternating with one or more insulating layers is formed in a first inner region of the laminated magnetic inductor. A second magnetic stack is formed opposite a major surface of the first magnetic stack in an outer region of the laminated magnetic inductor. A third magnetic stack is formed opposite a major surface of the second magnetic stack in a second inner region of the laminated magnetic inductor. The magnetic layers are formed such that a thickness of a magnetic layer in each of the first and third magnetic stacks is less than a thickness of a magnetic layer in the second magnetic stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hariklia Deligianni, Bruce B. Doris, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Naigang Wang
  • Patent number: 11361898
    Abstract: A coil component includes: a substrate body having a first resin part formed by a resin that contains magnetic grains, and a second resin part joined to the surface of the first resin part and formed by a material that contains resin, and whose insulation property is higher than that of the first resin part; a coil embedded in the first resin part and formed by a conductor having an insulating film; leader parts formed by the conductor and led out from the coil to the second resin part; and terminal parts connected electrically to the leader parts; wherein covered parts of the leader parts, which are covered with the insulating film, are embedded partially in the second resin part, and the second resin part is disposed between the terminal parts and the first resin part, thereby preventing shorting between the terminal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 11361894
    Abstract: A bi-stable solenoid includes a housing, a wire coil, a permanent magnet, an armature, a pin, and a spring. The wire coil is arranged within the housing. The armature is slidably arranged within the housing and is moveable between a first armature position and a second armature position. The pin at least partially extends out of the housing and is slidably engaged by the armature. The spring is biased between the armature and the pin. When the pin encounters an intermediate position between a retracted position and an extended position due to the pin engaging an obstruction, the spring is configured to maintain a biasing force on the pin until the obstruction is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HUSCO Automotive Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Matt Pellmann
  • Patent number: 11361896
    Abstract: An ultra-high coupling factor transformer has a plurality of conductive layers, a primary winding inductor, and a secondary winding inductor. The primary winding inductor is defined by a plurality of turns and disposed on a first one of the plurality of conductive layers and extends to a second one of the plurality of conductive layers. The secondary winding inductor is defined by a plurality of turns and disposed on the first one of the plurality of conductive layers and extends to the second one of the plurality of conductive layers. The primary winding is vertically and horizontally cross coupled with the secondary winding inductor, and defines a mutual coupling inductance from surrounding directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Lisette L. Zhang, Oleksandr Gorbachov
  • Patent number: 11361924
    Abstract: A relay unit includes: bus bars serving as conductive paths; relays including contact portions for turning on and off energization of the bus bars, and a plurality of terminals connected to the contact portions, the bus bars being fixed to the terminals; and heat dissipation members that are fixed to the terminals of the relays, receive heat of the terminals, and dissipate the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Fujimura, Hitoshi Takeda, Ken Furusawa, Ryoya Okamoto, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11361923
    Abstract: The present utility model provides a contactor, comprising: a housing, including a first side plate and a second side plate disposed opposite to each other; a static iron core and a movable iron core located inside the housing, a coil bobbin fitted on the static iron core, a coil wound on the coil bobbin, an elastic device located between the coil bobbin and the movable iron core, and a moving contact and astatic contact disposed opposite to each other, wherein the coil bobbin includes a contact end surface facing the movable iron core and a first fixing part and a second fixing part fixed to edges of the contact end surface, length directions of the first fixing part and the second fixing part are parallel to the first side plate and the second side plate, the first fixing part is in contact with and connected to the first side plate, and the second fixing part is in contact with and connected to the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: EATON ELECTRICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenbo Chen, Luming Zhang, Guoyong Ping, Zhengning Hu
  • Patent number: 11362599
    Abstract: A controlling method is for a single-phase bidirectional inverter. The single-phase bidirectional inverter includes a switch and an inductor. The controlling method for the single-phase bidirectional inverter includes an extracting step, a calculating step, and an integrating step. In the extracting step, a current command is inputted to the switch and obtaining a current through the inductor. The current is piecewisely linearized to extract a magnetizing inductance and a demagnetizing inductance of the inductor. In the calculating step, a duty ratio of the switch is used to calculate a variation of the current of the magnetizing inductance and a variation of the current of the demagnetizing inductance. In the integrating step, the variation of the current of the magnetizing inductance and the variation of the current of the demagnetizing inductance are integrated to obtain another duty ratio of the switch in the next cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tsai-Fu Wu, Temir Sakavov, Yen-Hsiang Huang, Yun-Tsung Liu
  • Patent number: 11355274
    Abstract: A subsea AC power supply device comprises a subsea transformer, having a primary winding arranged to be connected to a topside AC power supply via a subsea power supply cable, and a subsea shunt reactor, connected in parallel with the primary winding of the subsea transformer. The subsea transformer and the subsea shunt reactor are arranged within a common subsea watertight housing. A subsea AC power supply system comprises a topside AC power supply, a subsea power supply cable connected to the topside AC power supply, and a subsea AC power supply device connected to the subsea power supply cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS
    Inventor: Torbjørn Strømsvik
  • Patent number: 11353071
    Abstract: A motor brake module for braking a motor is provided. The motor includes a shell, a shaft portion and a driving portion. The motor brake module includes a brake assembly, a block assembly and an armature assembly. The brake assembly includes a shaft hole, plural teeth and plural openings. The shaft portion passes through the shaft hole, and the shaft portion drives the brake assembly to rotate when the shaft portion is rotated. The armature assembly is connected with the block assembly for driving the block assembly to move between the armature assembly and the brake assembly. When the block assembly is moved toward the brake assembly, a portion of the block assembly is contacted with one of the plural teeth and the other portion of the block assembly passes through one of the plural openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC
    Inventors: Chi-Huan Shao, Chi-Shun Chang, Chih-Ming Hsu
  • Patent number: 11355276
    Abstract: An electronic device including a core, at least a wire and a magnetic material is provided. The core includes a pillar, a top board and a bottom board. The pillar is disposed between the top board and the bottom board. A winding space is formed among the top board, the bottom board and the pillar. The wire is wound around the pillar and located in the winding space. The magnetic material fills the winding space to encapsulate the wire. The magnetic material includes a resin and a magnetic powder, wherein an average particle diameter of the magnetic powder is smaller than 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CYNTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsung-Chan Wu, Roger Hsieh, Yi-Min Huang, Lan-Chin Hsieh, Yu-Ching Kuo
  • Patent number: 11348721
    Abstract: A coil component includes: a core having an annular shape; a coil wound around the core; and an electrode terminal for mounting the coil component. The electrode terminal is connected to the coil and has a mounting surface. The coil is formed by connecting a plurality of wire members. The electrode terminal has a recessed portion indented toward a back surface on a side opposite to the mounting surface. The wire member of the coil is connected to a back surface of a bottom portion of the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sasaki, Shinya Hirai, Shin Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11342111
    Abstract: A first filler resin is disposed to cover at least an outer peripheral side of a secondary spool and a secondary coil. The second filler resin is filled inside a case and seals a cover sealant which includes a primary coil, secondary spool, a secondary coil, a center core, an outer core and the first filler resin. The connector protrudes to an outside of the case. The case has a fixing portion. The second filler resin has a lower elasticity than the first filler resin. The ignition coil is manufactured by filling the first resin inside the case, and filling the second resin after the first resin is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsuyuki Konishi
  • Patent number: 11342113
    Abstract: A reactor including: a coil having a winding portion; a magnetic core having a plurality of core pieces; and an inner interposed member interposed between the winding portion and an inner core portion of the magnetic core. An inner resin portion fills an internal space of the winding portion, the inner interposed member includes core holding portions holding the core pieces to be decentered relative to the inner interposed member when seen in the axial direction of the winding portion, a separation distance between the inner circumferential surface of the winding portion and the outer circumferential surface of the inner interposed member on a displacement direction side is longer than a separation distance between the inner circumferential surface of the winding portion and the outer circumferential surface of the inner interposed member on the side that is opposite the displacement direction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Hirabayashi, Takashi Misaki, Seiji Shitama, Shinichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11335490
    Abstract: An electromagnetic coil through which current is passed to generate a magnetic flux, a fixed core, a movable core, a magnetic spring disposed between the cores and, and a yoke are provided. The magnetic spring includes a magnetic substance, and biases the movable core in a direction in which the movable core is separated from the fixed core in a Z direction. Additionally, the magnetic spring includes a leaf spring member including the magnetic substance and spirally wound, and a central portion of the magnetic spring is located biased toward one side in the Z direction compared to a peripheral portion of the magnetic spring. When the movable core is attracted to the access position, the magnetic spring is prevented from being deformed to a minimum spring length corresponding to a width of the leaf spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: SOKEN, INC., DENSO CORPORATION, DENSO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiguchi, Takahiro Soki, Masanao Sugisawa
  • Patent number: 11335525
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay includes: a coil; a housing that supports the coil; a non-movable portion supported by the housing and including a fixed core and a fixed magnetic path defining member; and a movable portion provided to be reciprocally movable along a center axis line of the coil according to an energization state of the coil. The movable portion includes a movable core disposed to face the fixed core along the center axis line. The movable portion integrally has a flange portion protruding in a coil radial direction perpendicular to the center axis line to define a separation distance and/or a facing area in a magnetic gap between the fixed magnetic path defining member and the movable core by abutting against the non-movable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsugu Fujiwara, Makoto Kamiya
  • Patent number: 11328854
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a ceramic element body including glass, and outer electrodes provided on the ceramic element body. Each of the outer electrodes includes a base electrode layer on the ceramic element body and a buffer portion to buffer an impact. The base electrode layer includes a first region that is disposed on the ceramic element body and includes the buffer portion of equal to or more than about 15 vol % and equal to or less than about 50 vol %, and a second region that covers the first region and includes the buffer portion of equal to or more than about 1 vol % and equal to or less than about 10 vol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sumiyo Nakamura, Jun Adachi