Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki TANOUE

Hiroyuki TANOUE 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: 20230005656
    Abstract: An electronic component includes: an element body in which a plurality of insulator layers are stacked; a coil in which a plurality of inner conductors installed in the element body are electrically connected to each other; and an outer electrode that is disposed on an outer surface of the element body, is electrically connected to the coil, and includes at least a baked electrode layer. The inner conductor connected to the outer electrode includes a connection conductor that electrically connects the baked electrode layer to the inner conductor. The connection conductor includes a protruding portion that protrudes from the outer surface of the element body to the outer electrode. The protruding portion includes a metal having a smaller diffusion coefficient than a metal of a main component included in the baked electrode layer. The inner conductors have a lower electric resistance value than the metal included in the protruding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi SATO, Yohei TADAKI, Akihiko OIDE, Yuma ISHIKAWA, Hidekazu SATO, Kazuhiro EBINA, Hiroyuki TANOUE
  • Patent number: 11482371
    Abstract: An electronic component includes: an element body in which a plurality of insulator layers are stacked; a coil in which a plurality of inner conductors installed in the element body are electrically connected to each other; and an outer electrode that is disposed on an outer surface of the element body, is electrically connected to the coil, and includes at least a baked electrode layer. The inner conductor connected to the outer electrode includes a connection conductor that electrically connects the baked electrode layer to the inner conductor. The connection conductor includes a protruding portion that protrudes from the outer surface of the element body to the outer electrode. The protruding portion includes a metal having a smaller diffusion coefficient than a metal of a main component included in the baked electrode layer. The inner conductors have a lower electric resistance value than the metal included in the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Sato, Yohei Tadaki, Akihiko Oide, Yuma Ishikawa, Hidekazu Sato, Kazuhiro Ebina, Hiroyuki Tanoue
  • Publication number: 20220306541
    Abstract: A ferrite composition comprises a main component and a subcomponent. The main component includes 32.0 to 46.4 mol % of iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 4.4 to 14.0 mol % of copper oxide in terms of CuO, and 8.4 to 56.9 mol % of zinc oxide in terms of ZnO. The subcomponent includes 0.53 to 11.00 parts by weight of a silicon compound in terms of SiO2, 0.1 to 12.8 parts by weight of a tin compound in terms of SnO2, and 0.5 to 7.0 parts by weight of a bismuth compound in terms of Bi2O3, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi KAKUDA, Takashi SUZUKI, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Hiroyuki TANOUE, Takehiro ISHII, Takuya NIIBORI, Takahiro SATO, Akihiko OIDE, Yasuhiro ITO, Takashi ENDO, Kunio ODA
  • Patent number: 11380476
    Abstract: In a multilayer coil component, a ferrite element body includes a first element body portion and a second element body portion adjacent to each other in an axial direction of the multilayer coil, in which a dielectric constant of the second element body portion is lower than a dielectric constant of the first element body portion, and a magnetic permeability of the second element body portion is higher than a magnetic permeability of the first element body portion. The inventors newly found that the first element body portion and the second element body portion contribute to coil characteristics when a coil winding portion is provided to extend over the first element body portion and the second element body portion. In the multilayer coil component, desired coil characteristics can be obtained by adjusting proportions of the first element body portion and the second element body portion in the ferrite element body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sato, Hitoshi Kudo, Takashi Suzuki, Kouichi Kakuda, Tatsuro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanoue
  • Patent number: 11373789
    Abstract: A ferrite sintered body of the invention includes; a main component including 48.65 to 49.45 mol % of iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 2 to 16 mol % of copper oxide in terms of CuO, 28.00 to 33.00 mol % of zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a balance including nickel oxide, and a subcomponent including boron oxide in an amount of 5 to 100 ppm in terms of B2O3 with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, in which the ferrite sintered body includes crystal grains having an average crystal grain size of 2 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibayama, Yukio Takahashi, Takashi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Masashi Shimoyasu, Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11367559
    Abstract: The inventors have newly found that, even when a composition of a first element body portion and a composition of a second element body portion are different from each other, a high bonding strength at an interface between the first element body portion and the second element body portion can be obtained when both the first element body portion and the second element body portion contain Zn2SiO4 as a constituent component. That is, when the first element body portion and the second element body portion contain Zn2SiO4, a bonding strength at the interface is improved compared to a case in which the first element body portion and the second element body portion do not contain Zn2SiO4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sato, Hitoshi Kudo, Takashi Suzuki, Kouichi Kakuda, Tatsuro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanoue
  • Patent number: 11282622
    Abstract: A ferrite composition includes a main component and a sub-component. The main component includes 10.0 to 38.0 mol % of a Fe compound in terms of Fe2O3, 3.0 to 11.0 mol % of a Cu compound in terms of CuO, 39.0 to 80.0 mol % (excluding 39.0 mol %) of a Zn compound in terms of ZnO, and a balance of a Ni compound. The sub-component includes 10.0 to 23.0 parts by weight of a Si compound in terms of SiO2, 0 to 3.0 parts by weight (including 0 parts by weight) of a Co compound in terms of Co3O4, and 0.1 to 3.0 parts by weight of a Bi compound in terms of Bi2O3 with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibayama, Takashi Suzuki, Takahiro Sato, Kenji Komorita, Tatsuro Suzuki, Yukio Takahashi, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Yasuhiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20210323044
    Abstract: This press-formed article includes: a top sheet portion; a sidewall continuing to the top sheet portion via a convex ridge line portion; a flange continuing to the sidewall via a concaved ridge line portion; and an outward flange continuing from an edge portion of the top sheet portion to an edge portion of the flange, via an edge portion of the convex ridge line portion, an edge portion of the sidewall, and an edge portion of the concaved ridge line portion, wherein in the same unit, an average thickness TAve, a minimum thickness TMin, and a maximum thickness TMax of the outward flange satisfy Equation 1 and Equation 2. 0.8×TAve?TMin<TAve ??(Equation 1) TAve<TMax?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuharu TANAKA, Misao OGAWA, Takashi MIYAGI, Toshimitsu ASO, Hiroyuki TANOUE, Ryo KURODA
  • Patent number: 11097331
    Abstract: This press-formed article includes: a top sheet portion; a sidewall continuing to the top sheet portion via a convex ridge line portion; a flange continuing to the sidewall via a concaved ridge line portion; and an outward flange continuing from an edge portion of the top sheet portion to an edge portion of the flange, via an edge portion of the convex ridge line portion, an edge portion of the sidewall, and an edge portion of the concaved ridge line portion, wherein in the same unit, an average thickness TAve, a minimum thickness TMin, and a maximum thickness TMax of the outward flange satisfy Equation 1 and Equation 2. 0.8×TAve?TMin<TAve??(Equation 1) TAve<TMax?1.2×TAve??(Equation 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuharu Tanaka, Misao Ogawa, Takashi Miyagi, Toshimitsu Aso, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Ryo Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10894745
    Abstract: A ferrite composition includes a main component and an accessory component. The main component includes 43.0 to 51.0 mol % of iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 5.0 to 15.0 mol % of copper oxide in terms of CuO, 1.0 to 24.9 mol % of zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a remaining part of nickel oxide. The accessory component includes 0.2 to 3.0 pts. wt. of silicon compound in terms of SiO2, 3.0 to 8.0 pts. wt. of cobalt compound in terms of Co3O4 (excluding 3.0 pts. wt.), and 0.2 to 8.0 pts. wt. of bismuth compound in terms of Bi2O3 with respect to 100 pts. wt. of the main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Kakuda, Ryuichi Wada, Yukio Takahashi, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Tatsuro Suzuki, Takahiro Sato, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10839995
    Abstract: A ferrite composition includes a main component that includes more than 44.0 mol % to 50.0 mol % or less of an Fe compound, 5.5 to 14.0 mol % of a Cu compound, 4.0 to 39.0 mol % of a Zn compound, and a balance of less than 40.0 mol % of a Ni compound. The ferrite composition further includes a subcomponent that includes, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, more than 3.0 parts by weight to 13.0 parts by weight or less of an Si compound, more than 2.0 parts by weight to 10.0 parts by weight or less of a Co compound, and 0.25 to 5.00 parts by weight of a Bi compound. A weight ratio of the content of the Co compound to the content of the Si compound is 0.4 to 2.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibayama, Yukio Takahashi, Tatsuro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Yasuhiro Ito, Takahiro Sato, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10770210
    Abstract: A ferrite composition includes a main component and an accessory component. The main component includes 18 to 30 mol % of iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 4 to 14 mol % of copper oxide in terms of CuO, 0 to 6 mol % of zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a remaining part of nickel oxide. The accessory component includes 0.30 to 1.83 pts.wt. of silicon compound in terms of SiO2, 2.00 to 10.00 pts.wt. of cobalt compound in terms of Co3O4, and 1.00 to 3.00 pts.wt. of bismuth compound in terms of Bi2O3 with respect to 100 pts.wt. of the main component. A cobalt compound content in terms of Co3O4 divided by a silicon compound content in terms of SiO2 is a value of 5.5 to 30.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibayama, Asuka Murai, Yukio Takahashi, Takashi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Masaki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200243239
    Abstract: A ferrite composition includes a main component and a sub-component. The main component includes 10.0 to 38.0 mol % of a Fe compound in terms of Fe2O3, 3.0 to 11.0 mol % of a Cu compound in terms of CuO, 39.0 to 80.0 mol % (excluding 39.0 mol %) of a Zn compound in terms of ZnO, and a balance of a Ni compound. The sub-component includes 10.0 to 23.0 parts by weight of a Si compound in terms of SiO2, 0 to 3.0 parts by weight (including 0 parts by weight) of a Co compound in terms of Co3O4, and 0.1 to 3.0 parts by weight of a Bi compound in terms of Bi2O3 with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBAYAMA, Takashi SUZUKI, Takahiro SATO, Kenji KOMORITA, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Hiroyuki TANOUE, Yasuhiro ITO
  • Patent number: 10710136
    Abstract: This press-forming apparatus is a press-forming apparatus for manufacturing a press-formed article from a workpiece sheet by moving at least one of a die and a punch so as to be close to each other in a press-forming direction, the press-formed article having a top portion, a first sidewall portion, and a second sidewall portion, the first sidewall portion and the second sidewall portion being connected to ridge portions formed on both edges of the top portion, wherein the die includes: a die slide; a first divisional die; a second divisional die; a second divisional die driving unit; a die pad; a die pad driving unit; an insert block; and an insert block driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Misao Ogawa, Masaru Itoh, Toshiya Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Yasuharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200118731
    Abstract: An electronic component includes: an element body in which a plurality of insulator layers are stacked; a coil in which a plurality of inner conductors installed in the element body are electrically connected to each other; and an outer electrode that is disposed on an outer surface of the element body, is electrically connected to the coil, and includes at least a baked electrode layer. The inner conductor connected to the outer electrode includes a connection conductor that electrically connects the baked electrode layer to the inner conductor. The connection conductor includes a protruding portion that protrudes from the outer surface of the element body to the outer electrode. The protruding portion includes a metal having a smaller diffusion coefficient than a metal of a main component included in the baked electrode layer. The inner conductors have a lower electric resistance value than the metal included in the protruding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi SATO, Yohei TADAKI, Akihiko OIDE, Yuma ISHIKAWA, Hidekazu SATO, Kazuhiro EBINA, Hiroyuki TANOUE
  • Patent number: 10541078
    Abstract: An electronic component includes: an element body in which a plurality of insulator layers are stacked; a coil in which a plurality of inner conductors installed in the element body are electrically connected to each other; and an outer electrode that is disposed on an outer surface of the element body, is electrically connected to the coil, and includes at least a baked electrode layer. The inner conductor connected to the outer electrode includes a connection conductor that electrically connects the baked electrode layer to the inner conductor. The connection conductor includes a protruding portion that protrudes from the outer surface of the element body to the outer electrode. The protruding portion includes a metal having a smaller diffusion coefficient than a metal of a main component included in the baked electrode layer. The inner conductors have a lower electric resistance value than the metal included in the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Sato, Yohei Tadaki, Akihiko Oide, Yuma Ishikawa, Hidekazu Sato, Kazuhiro Ebina, Hiroyuki Tanoue
  • Publication number: 20190362872
    Abstract: A ferrite composition main component includes between 44.0 to 50.0 mol % of an Fe compound in terms of Fe2O3, between 5.5 to 14.0 mol % of a Cu compound in terms of CuO, between 4.0 to 39.0 mol % of a Zn compound in terms of ZnO, and a balance less than 40.0 mol % of a Ni compound in terms of NiO, The subcomponent includes, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, between 3.0 parts to 13.0 parts by weight of an Si compound in terms of SiO2, between 2.0 to 10.0 parts by weight of a Co compound in terms of Co3O4, and between 0.25 to 5.00 parts by weight of a Bi compound in terms of Bi2O3. (The content of the Co compound in terms of Co3O4)/(the content of the Si compound in terms of SiO2) in weight ratio is 0.4 to 2.9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBAYAMA, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Hiroyuki TANOUE, Yasuhiro ITO, Takahiro SATO, Takashi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190221344
    Abstract: A ferrite sintered body of the invention includes; a main component including 48.65 to 49.45 mol % of iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 2 to 16 mol % of copper oxide in terms of CuO, 28.00 to 33.00 mol % of zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a balance including nickel oxide, and a subcomponent including boron oxide in an amount of 5 to 100 ppm in terms of B2O3 with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, in which the ferrite sintered body includes crystal grains having an average crystal grain size of 2 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBAYAMA, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Takashi SUZUKI, Hiroyuki TANOUE, Masashi SHIMOYASU, Masahiro KATO
  • Publication number: 20190198232
    Abstract: In a multilayer coil component, a ferrite element body includes a first element body portion and a second element body portion adjacent to each other in an axial direction of the multilayer coil, in which a dielectric constant of the second element body portion is lower than a dielectric constant of the first element body portion, and a magnetic permeability of the second element body portion is higher than a magnetic permeability of the first element body portion. The inventors newly found that the first element body portion and the second element body portion contribute to coil characteristics when a coil winding portion is provided to extend over the first element body portion and the second element body portion. In the multilayer coil component, desired coil characteristics can be obtained by adjusting proportions of the first element body portion and the second element body portion in the ferrite element body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro SATO, Hitoshi KUDO, Takashi SUZUKI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Hiroyuki TANOUE
  • Publication number: 20190198227
    Abstract: The inventors have newly found that, even when a composition of a first element body portion and a composition of a second element body portion are different from each other, a high bonding strength at an interface between the first element body portion and the second element body portion can be obtained when both the first element body portion and the second element body portion contain Zn2SiO4 as a constituent component. That is, when the first element body portion and the second element body portion contain Zn2SiO4, a bonding strength at the interface is improved compared to a case in which the first element body portion and the second element body portion do not contain Zn2SiO4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro SATO, Hitoshi KUDO, Takashi SUZUKI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Hiroyuki TANOUE