Patents by Inventor Gouki WATANABE

Gouki WATANABE has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200295253
    Abstract: A multilayer piezoelectric ceramic is such that: its piezoelectric ceramic layers do not contain lead as a constituent element, and have a perovskite compound expressed by the composition formula LixNayK1-x-yNbO3 (where 0.02<?0.1, 0.02<x+y?1), as the primary component; and the internal electrode layers are constituted by a metal containing silver by 80 percent by mass or more, and contain ceramic grains containing the same elements found in the primary component. The multilayer piezoelectric element has a long lifespan, and whose internal electrode layers have a high content percentage of silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Gouki WATANABE, Ryo ITO, Takayuki GOTO, Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Sumiaki KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10418542
    Abstract: A piezoelectric ceramic speaker includes a piezoelectric element using a vibration sheet formed with piezoelectric ceramic having a primary phase constituted by ceramic grains of perovskite crystal structure containing Pb, Nb, Zn, Ti, and Zr, and a secondary phase constituted by ZnO grains, wherein the primary phase is constituted by ceramic grains expressed by a composition formula Pb {(Zr(1-a)Tia)x·(Ni1/3Nb2/3)y·(Zn1/3Nb2/3)z}O3 (where 0<x?0.85, 0?y<1, 0<z<1, x+y+z=1, and 0.45?a?0.60); and an enclosure which encloses the piezoelectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gouki Watanabe, Takayuki Goto, Keiichi Hatano, Sumiaki Kishimoto, Yutaka Doshida
  • Publication number: 20170365772
    Abstract: A piezoelectric ceramic speaker includes a piezoelectric element using a vibration sheet formed with piezoelectric ceramic having a primary phase constituted by ceramic grains of perovskite crystal structure containing Pb, Nb, Zn, Ti, and Zr, and a secondary phase constituted by ZnO grains, wherein the primary phase is constituted by ceramic grains expressed by a composition formula Pb {(Zr(1-a)Tia)x.(Ni1/3Nb2/3)y.(Zn1/3Nb2/3)z}O3 (where 0<x?0.85, 0?y<1, 0<z<1, x+y+z=1, and 0.45?a?0.60); and an enclosure which encloses the piezoelectric element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Gouki WATANABE, Takayuki GOTO, Keiichi HATANO, Sumiaki KISHIMOTO, Yutaka DOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9786833
    Abstract: A piezoelectric ceramic has a primary phase constituted by ceramic grains of perovskite crystal structure containing Pb, Nb, Zn, Ti, and Zr, and a secondary phase constituted by ZnO grains present sporadically in the primary phase. The piezoelectric ceramic of high kr and high specific dielectric constant can be sintered at low temperature and exhibit minimal characteristics variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gouki Watanabe, Takayuki Goto, Keiichi Hatano, Sumiaki Kishimoto, Yutaka Doshida
  • Publication number: 20150132529
    Abstract: A piezoelectric ceramic has a primary phase constituted by ceramic grains of perovskite crystal structure containing Pb, Nb, Zn, Ti, and Zr, and a secondary phase constituted by ZnO grains present sporadically in the primary phase. The piezoelectric ceramic of high kr and high specific dielectric constant can be sintered at low temperature and exhibit minimal characteristics variations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Gouki WATANABE, Takayuki GOTO, Keiichi HATANO, Sumiaki KISHIMOTO, Yutaka DOSHIDA