Patents by Inventor Katsuya Taniguchi

Katsuya Taniguchi 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: 20210183571
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a multilayer structure in which dielectric layers and internal electrode layers are alternately stacked; wherein a main component of the dielectric layers is a ceramic material having a main phase having a perovskite structure (ABO3) wherein a B site includes an element solid-solved in the B site and acting as a donor; wherein an A site and the B site of the ceramic material includes a rare earth element, wherein (an amount of the rare earth element substitutionally solid-solved in the A site)/(an amount of the rare earth element substitutionally solid-solved in the B site) is 0.75 or more and 1.25 or less. The amount of the element acting as the donor in the B site is 0.05 to 0.3 atm % relative to a main component element of the B site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Katsuya TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi SOGABE
  • Publication number: 20210147298
    Abstract: A ceramic raw material powder includes: ceramic particles having a perovskite structure containing barium, a mean particle diameter of the ceramic particles being 80 nm or greater and 150 nm or less; and chlorine, wherein a concentration of the chlorine to a B site element of the ceramic particles is 0.2 atm % or greater and 1.1 atm % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuya TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10957485
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a multilayer structure in which each of a plurality of dielectric layers and each of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked; wherein a main component of the dielectric layers is a ceramic material, wherein a main phase of the ceramic material has a perovskite structure expressed by a general formula ABO3, wherein a B site of the ceramic material includes an element acting as a donor; wherein an A site and the B site of the ceramic material includes a rare earth element, wherein (an amount of the rare earth element substitutionally solid-solved in the A site)/(an amount of the rare earth element substitutionally solid-solved in the B site) is 0.75 or more and 1.25 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Taniguchi, Tsuyoshi Sogabe
  • Publication number: 20210012968
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes: a multilayer structure; and a cover layer, wherein a concentration of Mn of the cover layer with respect to a main component ceramic is larger than a concentration of Mn of the dielectric layers with respect to a main component ceramic in a capacity section, wherein an average crystal grain diameter of a first dielectric layer is smaller than that of a second dielectric layer, and a concentration of Mn of the first dielectric layer with respect to the main component ceramic is larger than a concentration of Mn of the second dielectric layer with respect to the main component ceramic, in the capacity section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuya TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200189979
    Abstract: Ceramic raw material powder includes: a main phase having a perovskite structure, wherein elements acting as a donor and an acceptor are solid-solved in B sites of the perovskite structure, wherein a relationship of (concentration of the element acting as a donor)×(valence of the element acting as a donor?4)<(concentration of the element acting as an acceptor)×(4?valence of the element acting as an acceptor) is satisfied, in a center region of each grain of the ceramic raw material powder, wherein a relationship of (concentration of the element acting as a donor)×(valence of the element acting as a donor?4)>(concentration of the element acting as an acceptor)×(4?valence of the element acting as an acceptor) is satisfied, in a circumference region of each grain of the ceramic raw material powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuya TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi SOGABE
  • Publication number: 20200090867
    Abstract: A measuring method for measuring a concentration of a donor element which is solid-solved in ceramic grains of a plurality of ceramic dielectric layers, includes measuring (a current value at 10 V/?m when a direct voltage is applied to a plurality of ceramic dielectric layers at 125 degrees C.)/(a current value at 10 V/?m when a direct voltage is applied to the plurality of the ceramic dielectric layers at 85 degrees C.), with respect to a multilayer ceramic capacitor having a multilayer structure in which each of the plurality of ceramic dielectric layers and each of a plurality of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventor: Katsuya TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190355519
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a multilayer structure in which each of a plurality of dielectric layers and each of a plurality of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked, wherein a concentration of a rare earth element in an active region with respect to a main component ceramic of the active region is equal to or more than a concentration of a rare earth element in at least a part of a protective region with respect to a main component ceramic of the protective region, wherein an average ionic radius of the rare earth element of the at least a part of the protective region is equal to or less than an average ionic radius of the rare earth element in the active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Katsuya TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10431383
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the pair external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing a ceramic material and the base metal; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, and thicknesses of the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode are 0.2 ?m or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro Morita, Katsuya Taniguchi, Minoru Ryu, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 10431385
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing a ceramic material and the base metal; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, and an average grain size in the dielectric layer is 200 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Taniguchi, Koichiro Morita, Minoru Ryu, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 10431384
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing the base metal and a ceramic material mainly composed of barium titanate; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, and an atomic concentration ratio of Mg to Ti is 0 or greater and less than 0.002 in the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro Morita, Katsuya Taniguchi, Minoru Ryu, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Publication number: 20190279816
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a multilayer structure in which each of a plurality of dielectric layers and each of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked; wherein a main component of the dielectric layers is a ceramic material, wherein a main phase of the ceramic material has a perovskite structure expressed by a general formula ABO3, wherein a B site of the ceramic material includes an element acting as a donor; wherein an A site and the B site of the ceramic material includes a rare earth element, wherein (an amount of the rare earth element substitutionally solid-solved in the A site)/(an amount of the rare earth element substitutionally solid-solved in the B site) is 0.75 or more and 1.25 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Katsuya TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi SOGABE
  • Patent number: 10199169
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode that is coupled to one of the pair of external electrodes; a dielectric layer that is stacked on the first internal electrode and contains BaTiO3 and Ni; and a second internal electrode that is stacked on the dielectric layer, contains Ni, and is coupled to another one of the pair of external electrodes, wherein Ni is contained in five regions, which are equally divided region of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, and a Ni concentration in at least one of end regions located closest to the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode among the five regions is greater than a Ni concentration in a central region of the five regions by 10% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Iwazaki, Katsuya Taniguchi, Minoru Ryu, Koichiro Morita
  • Patent number: 10163569
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing a ceramic material and the base metal; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, the five regions being obtained by dividing a region from a location 50 nm away from the first internal electrode of the dielectric layer to a location 50 nm away from the second internal electrode of the dielectric layer in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes equally into five.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro Morita, Minoru Ryu, Katsuya Taniguchi, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 10147546
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing a ceramic material and the base metal; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the pair external electrodes, a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, being within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, an average grain number in the dielectric layer being three or less in the stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro Morita, Katsuya Taniguchi, Minoru Ryu, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 10056192
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing a ceramic material and the base metal; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, and the dielectric layer has a thickness of 0.6 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Taniguchi, Koichiro Morita, Minoru Ryu, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 10056191
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode that is coupled to one of the pair of external electrodes; a dielectric layer that is stacked on the first internal electrode and contains BaTiO3 and Ni; and a second internal electrode that is stacked on the dielectric layer, contains Ni, and is coupled to another one of the pair of external electrodes, wherein Ni concentrations obtained by analyzing five regions with a transmission electron microscope are within a range from 0.015 to 0.045, the five regions being obtained by dividing a region from a location 50 nm away from the first internal electrode of the dielectric layer to a location 50 nm away from the second internal electrode of the dielectric layer in a stacking direction between the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode equally into five.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Ryu, Katsuya Taniguchi, Koichiro Morita, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Publication number: 20180233284
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a multilayer structure in which each of a plurality of ceramic dielectric layers and each of a plurality of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked, wherein: (a current value at 10 V/?m when a direct voltage is applied to the plurality of the ceramic dielectric layers at 125 degrees C.)/(a current value at 10 V/?m when a direct voltage is applied to the plurality of the ceramic dielectric layers at 85 degrees C.) is more than 5 and less than 20; and a donor element concentration in the plurality of ceramic dielectric layers is 0.05 atm % or more and 0.3 atm % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Katsuya TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170365406
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode that is coupled to one of the pair of external electrodes; a dielectric layer that is stacked on the first internal electrode and contains BaTiO3 and Ni; and a second internal electrode that is stacked on the dielectric layer, contains Ni, and is coupled to another one of the pair of external electrodes, wherein Ni concentrations obtained by analyzing five regions with a transmission electron microscope are within a range from 0.015 to 0.045, the five regions being obtained by dividing a region from a location 50 nm away from the first internal electrode of the dielectric layer to a location 50 nm away from the second internal electrode of the dielectric layer in a stacking direction between the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode equally into five.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Minoru RYU, Katsuya TANIGUCHI, Koichiro MORITA, Yoshiki IWAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170365412
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing a ceramic material and the base metal; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, and an average grain size in the dielectric layer is 200 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Katsuya TANIGUCHI, Koichiro MORITA, Minoru RYU, Yoshiki IWAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170365405
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode that is coupled to one of the pair of external electrodes; a dielectric layer that is stacked on the first internal electrode and contains BaTiO3 and Ni; and a second internal electrode that is stacked on the dielectric layer, contains Ni, and is coupled to another one of the pair of external electrodes, wherein Ni is contained in five regions, which are equally divided region of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, and a Ni concentration in at least one of end regions located closest to the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode among the five regions is greater than a Ni concentration in a central region of the five regions by 10% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshiki IWAZAKI, Katsuya TANIGUCHI, Minoru RYU, Koichiro MORITA