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: 11367572
    Abstract: A conductive terminal includes an inner electrode part, an opening edge electrode part, and a lateral electrode part. The inner electrode part is connectable to a terminal electrode of a chip component by being inserted along an inner wall of an accommodation recess of a case. The opening edge electrode part is formed continuously to the inner electrode part. The lateral electrode part is formed continuously to the opening edge electrode part along an outer surface of the case. The inner electrode part includes a base part, a curved part, and a continuous boundary part. The base part continues to the opening edge electrode part. The curved part is formed near a tip of the base part and protrudes away from the lateral electrode part. The continuous boundary part is formed between the base part and the curved part and continuously connects them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito, Kosuke Yazawa, Yoshiki Satou, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11335508
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito, Kosuke Yazawa, Akihiro Masuda, Yoshiki Satou, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11310621
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Abe, Shuji Miyasaka, Katsumi Kobayashi, Yoshitaka Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11252501
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device is installed in a moving body. The in-vehicle device includes: a speaker unit configured to emit sound in a first direction; a reflector unit configured to reflect the sound in a second direction different from the first direction; and a mechanical unit configured to change the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventor: Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11212634
    Abstract: An audio signal processing device includes a memory; and a processor configured to execute receiving a command to determine one set of parameters from among parameters calculated according to positions at which a sound is localized, the positions being set relative to positions of audio output devices; and processing a sound to be output from the audio output devices, by using the one set of parameters determined based on the received command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Kobayashi, Kazutaka Abe, Yoshitaka Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20210375553
    Abstract: An electronic device includes first and second capacitors, a case, a coil, and first to fourth conductive terminals. The first capacitor includes first and second terminal electrodes. The second capacitor includes third and fourth terminal electrodes. The case includes an accommodation recess for accommodating the first and second capacitors. The coil is separated from the first and second capacitors by a part of the case and disposed outside the accommodation recess. The first terminal is connected to the first electrode and partly disposed on a mounting-side bottom surface of the case. The second terminal is connected to one end of the coil and the second electrode and partly disposed on the surface. The third terminal is connected to the other end of the coil and the third electrode and partly disposed on the surface. The fourth terminal is connected to the fourth electrode and partly disposed on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Toshihiro IGUCHI, Kenya TAMAKI, Shinya SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210375547
    Abstract: An electronic device includes chip components, a case, conductive terminals, and a fuse. The chip components each include a terminal electrode. The case includes accommodation recesses for accommodating the chip components. The conductive terminals are fixed to the case and respectively connected to the terminal electrodes of the chip components. The fuse electrically connects the chip components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya SAITO, Kenya TAMAKI, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Akihiro MASUDA, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Toshihiro IGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11128975
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Kobayashi, Kazutaka Abe, Yoshitaka Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20210225589
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component, a conductive terminal, a case, and a fixation part. The chip component includes a terminal electrode on an end surface of the chip component. The conductive terminal is connected to the terminal electrode. The case includes an accommodation recess for accommodating the chip component. The fixation part fixes the case to an installation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Koji UTSUI, Koji KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20210078502
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted device includes a switch unit installed in a traveling object and configured to be operated by an occupant; a speaker unit installed on a far side of the switch unit from the occupant; an air chamber installed on a far side of the speaker unit from the occupant; and a substrate provided between the switch unit and the speaker unit and including at least one opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210050135
    Abstract: A coil device comprising, the core body having a coil core part and a core bottom face, and a coil part forming spiral conductive pathway around the coil core part. A metal electrode is formed at the core bottom face, and the wire ends which are the conductive pathway of the coil part are formed at the metal electrode, and a part of the surface of the metal electrode is covered by the conductive resin electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Kouyu OHI
  • Publication number: 20210043382
    Abstract: A conductive terminal includes an inner electrode part, an opening edge electrode part, and a lateral electrode part. The inner electrode part is connectable to a terminal electrode of a chip component by being inserted along an inner wall of an accommodation recess of a case. The opening edge electrode part is formed continuously to the inner electrode part. The lateral electrode part is formed continuously to the opening edge electrode part along an outer surface of the case. The inner electrode part includes a base part, a curved part, and a continuous boundary part. The base part continues to the opening edge electrode part. The curved part is formed near a tip of the base part and protrudes away from the lateral electrode part. The continuous boundary part is formed between the base part and the curved part and continuously connects them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210014604
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device is installed in a moving body. The in-vehicle device includes: a speaker unit configured to emit sound in a first direction; a reflector unit configured to reflect the sound in a second direction different from the first direction; and a mechanical unit configured to change the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200406968
    Abstract: A steering apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a rim member, a center member connected to a steering shaft at a rotation center of the rim member, a first sound output apparatus provided on a front surface of the rim member or the center member, and a first rim chamber unit provided in the rim member and in communication with a space behind the first sound output apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10861631
    Abstract: A coil device includes a core body having a coil core part and a core bottom face, The coil device further includes a coil part forming spiral conductive pathway around the coil core part. A metal electrode is formed at the core bottom face, and the wire ends which are the conductive pathway of the coil part are formed at the metal electrode, and a part of the surface of the metal electrode is covered by a conductive resin electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi Kobayashi, Kouyu Ohi
  • Publication number: 20200382893
    Abstract: An audio signal processing device includes a memory; and a processor configured to execute receiving a command to determine one set of parameters from among parameters calculated according to positions at which a sound is localized, the positions being set relative to positions of audio output devices; and processing a sound to be output from the audio output devices, by using the one set of parameters determined based on the received command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Katsumi Kobayashi, Kazutaka ABE, Yoshitaka MIZUNO
  • 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