Patents by Inventor Katsumi Kobayashi

Katsumi Kobayashi 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).

  • Patent number: 10804035
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes multiple chip components and a pair of metal terminal portions. The chip components consist of a pair of chip end surfaces and four chip side surfaces. Terminal electrodes are formed on the pair of chip end surfaces. The pair of metal terminal portions is arranged correspondingly with the pair of chip end surfaces. Each of the pair of metal terminal portions includes an electrode face portion, multiple pairs of engagement arm portions, and a mount portion. The electrode face portion faces the chip end surface. The multiple pairs of engagement arm portions extend from the electrode face portion toward the chip side surface and sandwich and hold the chip components. The mount portion extends from one of terminal second sides toward the chip components and is partially substantially vertical to the electrode face portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Katsumi Kobayashi, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20200322745
    Abstract: An acoustic system includes an audio output device configured to output a sound to a listener being still at least for a predetermined period of time, and an acoustic control device configured to perform signal processing for localizing, at a specific part of the listener, the sound that is output through the audio output device, wherein the audio output device is installed above the specific part of the listener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Kazutaka ABE, Yoshitaka MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20200294719
    Abstract: An electronic component has capacitor chips where terminal electrodes are formed on both end surfaces, individual metal terminals connected to the terminal electrodes, an insulation case accommodating the capacitor chips, and a connecting portion interconnecting a plurality of the insulation cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200288264
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes one or more filter processors that perform sound localization processing of an input acoustic signal and generate output signals; a coefficient setter that sets, for the filter processors, a plurality of filter coefficients for use in the filter processors; an output data selector that selects, out of the output signals subjected to the sound localization processing by the filter processors, output signals to be output to a left speaker and a right speaker; a time measurer that monitors a time for switching the output signals; and a controller that causes the output data selector to select the output signals in accordance with the time for switching the output signals. The plurality of filter coefficients include filter coefficients generated under a plurality of hearing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutaka ABE, Shuji MIYASAKA, Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Yoshitaka MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 10770466
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises laterally-neighboring word lines having respective word line caps thereon, an active region between the laterally-neighboring word lines and word line caps, an insulating material and a semiconductive material adjacent the word line caps, and a digit line contact between opposing substantially vertical surfaces of the semiconductive material, between opposing substantially vertical surfaces of the insulating material, adjacent to substantially horizontal surfaces of the word line caps, and between opposing substantially vertical surfaces of the word line caps. A transition surface extending between and connecting the substantially horizontal surface and the substantially vertical surface of the respective word line caps projects toward a longitudinal axis extending centrally through the digit line contact. Methods of forming the semiconductor device are also disclosed, as are electronic systems including the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoyoshi Kobayashi, Osamu Fujita, Katsumi Koge
  • Publication number: 20200243539
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises laterally-neighboring word lines having respective word line caps thereon, an active region between the laterally-neighboring word lines and word line caps, an insulating material and a semiconductive material adjacent the word line caps, and a digit line contact between opposing substantially vertical surfaces of the semiconductive material, between opposing substantially vertical surfaces of the insulating material, adjacent to substantially horizontal surfaces of the word line caps, and between opposing substantially vertical surfaces of the word line caps. A transition surface extending between and connecting the substantially horizontal surface and the substantially vertical surface of the respective word line caps projects toward a longitudinal axis extending centrally through the digit line contact. Methods of forming the semiconductor device are also disclosed, as are electronic systems including the semiconductor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Naoyoshi Kobayashi, Osamu Fujita, Katsumi Koge
  • Publication number: 20200203076
    Abstract: An electronic device including chip components each having a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode formed on both end faces, and a case provided with an accommodation recess in which the chip components are accommodated, and an opening edge face formed around an opening face of the accommodation recess. An individual metal terminal is attached to the case. The individual metal terminal includes an inner electrode part inserted along an inner side wall of the accommodation recess in the case for connecting to the first terminal electrode, an opening edge electrode part formed over the opening edge face to be continuous to the inner electrode part and a side electrode part formed along the outer side face of the case to be continuous to the opening edge electrode part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Akihiro MASUDA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200161352
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a pixel array unit including a plurality of pixel groups, each of the plurality of pixel groups being one of i) a normal pixel group including only normal pixels, or ii) a mixed pixel group including at least one normal pixel and at least one phase difference detection pixel, wherein the pixel array unit comprises at least one normal pixel group and at least one mixed pixel group. For each normal pixel group, the normal pixels receive light transmitted through a same colored color filter. For each mixed pixel group, the at least one phase difference detection pixel shares an on-chip lens with at least one other phase difference detection pixel and receives light transmitted through a same colored color filter as the at least one other phase difference detection pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichiro TAKAHASHI, Kazuhito KOBAYASHI, Katsumi NISHIKORI, Shoyu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10618882
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula (I), wherein A? represents a halogen ion, a benzenesulfonate ion, an alkylsulfonate ion or the like, X represents a halogeno group or the like, a is an integer of 0 to 4, Y represents a C1-C8 alkyl group or the like, b is an integer of 0 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Hashimoto, Katsumi Okada, Fuminori Komatsu, Satoshi Kajita, Tomomi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10607778
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes multiple chip components and a pair of metal terminal portions. The chip components consist of a pair of chip end surfaces and four chip side surfaces. Terminal electrodes are formed on the pair of chip end surfaces. The pair of metal terminal portions is arranged correspondingly with the pair of chip end surfaces. Each of the pair of metal terminal portions includes an electrode face portion, a pair of engagement arm portions, and a mount portion. The electrode face portion faces the chip end surface. The pair of engagement arm portions sandwich and hold the chip component. The mount portion extends from one of terminal second sides toward the chip component and is partially substantially vertical to the electrode face portion. The electrode face portion has a slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Katsumi Kobayashi, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10587940
    Abstract: An acoustic device that provides a stereophonic effect to a driver of a mobile object includes: a plurality of speakers (an L channel speaker and an R channel speaker) mounted on a steering wheel that controls a traveling direction of the mobile object; a steering angle detection unit configured to detect a steering angle of the steering wheel; and a signal output unit configured to output a plurality of output signals obtained by performing, on a sound signal, a process relating to the stereophonic effect and depending on the steering angle, respectively to the plurality of speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Shuji Miyasaka, Kazutaka Abe, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10555060
    Abstract: An acoustic device that provides a stereophonic effect to a driver of a mobile object includes: a plurality of speakers (an L channel speaker and an R channel speaker) mounted on a steering wheel that controls a traveling direction of the mobile object; a steering angle detection unit configured to detect a steering angle of the steering wheel; and a signal output unit configured to output a plurality of output signals obtained by performing, on a sound signal, a process relating to the stereophonic effect and depending on the steering angle, respectively to the plurality of speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Shuji Miyasaka, Kazutaka Abe, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190389833
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula (I), wherein A? represents a halogen ion, a benzenesulfonate ion, an alkylsulfonate ion or the like, X represents a halogeno group or the like, a is an integer of 0 to 4, Y represents a C1-C8 alkyl group or the like, b is an integer of 0 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Hashimoto, Katsumi OKADA, Fuminori KOMATSU, Satoshi KAJITA, Tomomi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10515021
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided an information storage device including a storage unit that stores encrypted content, usage control information of the encrypted content, and a revocation list in which revocation information of a content reproduction device is recorded, and a data processing unit that determines whether content reproduction of an information processing device which performs decoding of the encrypted content is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kuno, Takamichi Hayashi, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Katsumi Muramatsu, Koji Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10460879
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element, having a photoconductor layer containing semiconductor fine particles carrying a metal complex dye of Formula (I); a metal complex dye, a dye solution, a dye-adsorbed electrode, a dye-sensitized solar cell, and a method for producing the solar cell: M(LA)(LD)(LX)mX·(CI)mY??Formula (I) M represents a metal ion, LA represents a ligand of Formula (AL), LD represents a bidentate or tridentate ligand, at least one of coordinating atoms being an anion; LX represents a monodentate ligand; CI represents a counter ion; mX is 0 or 1; mY is 0 to 3; Rings A to C represent a heterocycle; Z1 and Z2 represent a carbon or nitrogen atom; Anc1 to Anc3 represent an acidic group; X1 to X3 represent a single bond or linking group; R1 to R3 represent a substituent; l1, l3, l2, m1, m3, m2, n1, n2, and n3 each are an integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kousuke Watanabe, Yukio Tani, Kouitsu Sasaki, Hirotaka Satou, Kazuhiro Tsuna, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10453601
    Abstract: A coil device includes an inner core having a winding core and a pair of flanges, a wire, an outer core arranged outside the inner core, a first terminal with a first wirebound having a first wirebound bottom arranged axially on a core end surface of the outer core and connected to a first end of the wire, and a second terminal with a second wirebound having a second wirebound bottom arranged on the core end surface and connected to a second end of the wire. The first wirebound has a first wire fixing portion bending from the first wirebound bottom toward a first rotating direction and fixing the first end. The second wirebound has a second wire fixing portion bending from the second wirebound bottom toward the same rotating direction as the first rotating direction and fixing the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Takanashi
  • Publication number: 20190304707
    Abstract: Provided are a photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode having a photosensitive layer including a light absorber on a conductive support and a second electrode facing the first electrode, in which the light absorber includes a compound having a perovskite-type crystal structure including organic cations, cations of a metallic atom other than elements belonging to Group I of the periodic table, and anions, and at least some of the organic cations constituting the compound are organic cations having a silyl group and a solar cell using the photoelectric conversion element. Also provided is a composition containing a compound represented by Formula (1a) and a halogenated metal: R13Si-L-NR23Hal??Formula (1a) in the formula, R1, R2, and L are specific groups; and Hal represents a halogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Satou, Kenji Shirokane, Toshihiro Ise, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190295778
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element including an electrically conductive support, a photoconductor layer including an electrolyte, a charge transfer layer including an electrolyte, and a counter electrode, in which the photoconductor layer has semiconductor fine particles carrying a metal complex dye represented by Formula (I). Also disclosed are a dye-sensitized solar cell; a metal complex dye, a dye solution, and a terpyridine compound or an esterified product thereof: M(LA)(LD)(LX)mX.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro TSUNA, Kousuke WATANABE, Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10418186
    Abstract: Provided are a photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode having a photosensitive layer including a light absorber on a conductive support and a second electrode facing the first electrode, in which the light absorber includes a compound having a perovskite-type crystal structure including organic cations, cations of a metallic atom other than elements belonging to Group I of the periodic table, and anions, and at least some of the organic cations constituting the compound are organic cations having a silyl group and a solar cell using the photoelectric conversion element. Also provided is a composition containing a compound represented by Formula (1a) and a halogenated metal. R13Si-L-NR23Hal??Formula (1a) In the formula, R1, R2, and L are specific groups. Hal represents a halogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Satou, Kenji Shirokane, Toshihiro Ise, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190273977
    Abstract: An acoustic device that provides a stereophonic effect to a driver of a mobile object includes: a plurality of speakers (an L channel speaker and an R channel speaker) mounted on a steering wheel that controls a traveling direction of the mobile object; a steering angle detection unit configured to detect a steering angle of the steering wheel; and a signal output unit configured to output a plurality of output signals obtained by performing, on a sound signal, a process relating to the stereophonic effect and depending on the steering angle, respectively to the plurality of speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shuji MIYASAKA, Kazutaka ABE, Katsumi KOBAYASHI