Patents by Inventor Kayou MATSUNAGA

Kayou MATSUNAGA 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: 11081275
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a plurality of chip components, an intermediate metal terminal, and an outer metal terminal. The intermediate metal terminal connects end surfaces of terminal electrodes of the chip components. The outer metal terminal is connectable to the terminal electrode positioned opposite to the terminal electrode connectable to the intermediate metal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa, Jin Murakami
  • Patent number: 10984953
    Abstract: An electronic device assembly includes a first electronic device, a second electronic device, and a connection member. The first electronic device includes a first metal terminal configured to hold a first chip component. The second electronic device includes a second metal terminal configured to hold a second chip component. The connection member connects the first electronic device and the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10984950
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes preparing a chip component with a terminal electrode. A terminal plate is prepared. A connection member is placed between an end surface of the terminal electrode and an inner surface of the terminal plate. The terminal plate and the terminal electrode are joined using the connection member by bringing a press head into contact with an outer surface of the terminal plate and pressing and heating the terminal plate against the terminal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Kenichi Inoue, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10916375
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an element body. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes a terminal body and a pair of holding pieces. The terminal body faces an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The pair of holding pieces is formed on the terminal body and sandwiches the chip component. A width, a protrusion length, or a protrusion area of one of the pair of holding pieces is different from that of the other holding piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20200388438
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes preparing a chip component with a terminal electrode. A terminal plate is prepared. A connection member is placed between an end surface of the terminal electrode and an inner surface of the terminal plate. The terminal plate and the terminal electrode are joined using the connection member by bringing a press head into contact with an outer surface of the terminal plate and pressing and heating the terminal plate against the terminal electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa ANDO, Kenichi INOUE, Sunao MASUDA, Masahiro MORI, Kayou MATSUNAGA, Kosuke YAZAWA
  • Patent number: 10818432
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The metal terminal is connected with the chip component. The metal terminal includes an electrode facing portion and a holding portion. The electrode facing portion is arranged correspondingly with an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The holding portion holds the chip component. A space region between the electrode facing portion and the end surface of the terminal electrode includes a joint region and a non-joint region. In the joint region, a connection member connects the electrode facing portion and the end surface of the terminal electrode. The non-joint region is formed without the connection member between a periphery of the joint region and the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10796854
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an element body. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes a terminal body and a pair of holding pieces. The terminal body faces an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The holding pieces are formed on the terminal body. A connection member configured to connect the terminal body and the end surface of the terminal body exists in a joint region between the terminal body and the end surface of the terminal electrode. A pair of reinforcement pieces is formed on the terminal body so as not to overlap with the joint region in a direction extending from one to the other of the pair of holding pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10790088
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an element body. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes a terminal body and a pair of holding pieces. The terminal body faces an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The pair of holding pieces is formed on the terminal body. One of the pair of holding pieces is formed at one end of the terminal body. An adjustment portion is formed in a boundary region between the holding piece and the end of the terminal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10777353
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes preparing a chip component with a terminal electrode. A terminal plate is prepared. A connection member is placed between an end surface of the terminal electrode and an inner surface of the terminal plate. The terminal plate and the terminal electrode are joined using the connection member by bringing a press head into contact with an outer surface of the terminal plate and pressing and heating the terminal plate against the terminal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Kenichi Inoue, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10763043
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes an element body containing laminated internal electrodes and a terminal electrode formed outside the element body to connect with ends of the internal electrodes. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes an electrode facing portion, a holding portion, and a mount portion. A connection member connecting between the electrode facing portion and the end surface of the terminal electrode exists in a joint region in a predetermined range. A non-joint region is formed between an edge of the joint region and the holding portion. A non-joint gap between the electrode facing portion and the end surface of the terminal electrode becomes larger toward the holding portion in the non-joint region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10763045
    Abstract: An electronic device including: a first chip component, having approximately rectangular parallelepiped shape; a second chip component, having approximately rectangular parallelepiped shape; and an external terminal electrically connected to a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode. The external terminal includes an electrode connecting component, connected to the first terminal electrode and the second terminal electrode. The electrode connecting component includes: a first component, connected to the coupling component and faces the first terminal electrode; and a second component, extends upward from the first component and faces the first terminal electrode and the second terminal electrode. Length of the second component in a width direction is shorter than a length of the first component in a width direction. Length W2 of the second component in a width direction is shorter than lengths W3, W4 of the first chip component and the second chip component in a width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Masahiro Mori, Sunao Masuda, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10714264
    Abstract: A metal terminal is connectable to terminal electrodes of chip components arranged side by side. The metal terminal includes units corresponding to each chip. Each unit includes an electrode facing portion, a pair of upper and lower holding portions, a mount portion, and protrusions. The electrode facing portion faces the electrode of the chip. The pair of upper and lower holding portions holds the chip. The mount portion is located below the lower holding portion of the electrode facing portion. The protrusions protrude from the electrode facing portion toward the electrode. The protrusions in each unit are arranged substantially line-symmetrically to a virtual center line passing through a middle point between the upper and lower holding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • 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: 10566139
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes a chip component, a metal terminal, and a conductive connection member. The component includes a terminal electrode surface on which a terminal electrode is formed. The metal terminal includes an opposing surface to the electrode surface. The connection member contains at least Sn and Sb and connects the terminal electrode surface and the opposing surface. The connection member includes a first part and a second part. In the first part, a distance between the terminal electrode surface and the opposing surface is a first distance, and Sb/Sn is a first value. In the second part, a distance between the terminal electrode surface and the opposing surface is a second distance being smaller than the first distance, and Sb/Sn is a second value being larger than the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10559426
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and an external terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an end surface of a ceramic element body containing an internal electrode. The external terminal includes a first end electrically connected with the terminal electrode and a second end disposed opposite to the first end and connected with a mounting surface. The external terminal includes a first metal and a second metal different from the first metal. The first metal and the second metal are alternately exposed on a surface of the external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20200043652
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a plurality of chip components, an intermediate metal terminal, and an outer metal terminal. The intermediate metal terminal connects end surfaces of terminal electrodes of the chip components. The outer metal terminal is connectable to the terminal electrode positioned opposite to the terminal electrode connectable to the intermediate metal terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa ANDO, Sunao MASUDA, Masahiro MORI, Kayou MATSUNAGA, Kosuke YAZAWA, Jin MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190318875
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component has an element body where internal electrodes are laminated inside and a terminal electrode formed outside the element body and connected with end parts of the internal electrodes. The metal terminal is connected with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes an electrode face portion and a mount portion. The electrode face portion is arranged correspondingly with an end surface of the terminal electrode. The mount portion is mounted on a mount surface. The electrode face portion is provided with an opening portion so that a part of the terminal electrode corresponding with at least a part of the internal electrodes is exposed to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa ANDO, Sunao MASUDA, Masahiro MORI, Kayou MATSUNAGA, Kosuke YAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190304690
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an element body. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes a terminal body and a pair of holding pieces. The terminal body faces an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The pair of holding pieces is formed on the terminal body and sandwiches the chip component. A width, a protrusion length, or a protrusion area of one of the pair of holding pieces is different from that of the other holding piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa ANDO, Sunao MASUDA, Masahiro MORI, Kayou MATSUNAGA, Kosuke YAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190304689
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an element body. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes a terminal body and a pair of holding pieces. The terminal body faces an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The holding pieces are formed on the terminal body. A connection member configured to connect the terminal body and the end surface of the terminal body exists in a joint region between the terminal body and the end surface of the terminal electrode. A pair of reinforcement pieces is formed on the terminal body so as not to overlap with the joint region in a direction extending from one to the other of the pair of holding pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa ANDO, Sunao MASUDA, Masahiro MORI, Kayou MATSUNAGA, Kosuke YAZAWA