Patents by Inventor Kazuo Kuroiwa

Kazuo Kuroiwa 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: 10522289
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a component main body including an embedded internal conductor and an outer electrode. The component main body includes an end surface on which the internal conductor is exposed, and a main surface that is continuous with the end surface and intersects with the end surface. The outer electrode includes an end surface covering portion connected to the internal conductor by covering at least a portion of the internal conductor exposed on the end surface, and a main surface covering portion that covers at least a portion of the main surface. At least a portion of an exposed surface of the main surface covering portion includes a Sn plating layer, and at least a portion of an exposed surface of the end surface covering portion includes a Sn—Ni layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA & MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kuroiwa, Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Yasuyuki Sekimoto
  • Patent number: 10453617
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes an electronic element mounted on a resistance element in a height direction. The electronic element includes an electronic element body, and first and second external electrodes separated from each other in a length direction. The resistance element includes a base portion, a resistor disposed on an upper surface of the base portion, and first and second upper surface conductors on the upper surface of the base portion. The first and second upper surface conductors are separated from each other in the length direction, and the resistor is located between the first and second upper surface conductors. A dimension in the height direction of the resistor is smaller than both a dimension in the height direction of the first external electrode of a portion located on a lower surface of the electronic element body, and a dimension in the height direction of the second external electrode of a portion located on a lower surface of the electronic element body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Shinichiro Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10418183
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes a capacitor device and a resistor device stacked together in a height direction. The capacitor device includes a capacitor body and first and second external electrodes. The resistor device includes a base, a resistive element, first and second upper surface conductors, first and second lower surface conductors, a first connection conductor, and a second connection conductor. The upper surface of the base of the resistor device faces the lower surface of the capacitor body of the capacitor device, the first upper surface conductor is electrically connected to the first external electrode, and the second upper surface conductor is electrically connected to the second external electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Shinichiro Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20190228914
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes a capacitor and a resistor stacked in a height direction. The capacitor includes a capacitor body, and first and second external electrodes. The resistor includes a base portion, a resistor, first and second upper surface conductors, first and second lower surface conductors, first connecting conductors, and second connecting conductors. An upper surface of the base portion of the resistor faces a lower surface of the capacitor body of the capacitor, and the first upper surface conductor and the first external electrode are electrically connected, and the second upper surface conductor and the second external electrode are electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo HATTORI, Isamu FUJIMOTO, Shinichiro KUROIWA
  • Publication number: 20190228913
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes a capacitor and a resistor stacked in a height direction. The capacitor includes a capacitor body, and first and second external electrodes. The resistor includes a base portion, a resistor, first and second upper surface conductors, first and second lower surface conductors, first connecting conductors, and second connecting conductors. An upper surface of the base portion of the resistor faces a lower surface of the capacitor body of the capacitor, and the first upper surface conductor and the first external electrode are electrically connected, and the second upper surface conductor and the second external electrode are electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo HATTORI, Isamu FUJIMOTO, Shinichiro KUROIWA
  • Patent number: 10319531
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes a capacitor device and a resistor device stacked together in a height direction. The capacitor device includes a capacitor body and first and second external electrodes. The resistor device includes a base, a resistive element, first and second upper surface conductors, first and second lower surface conductors, a first connection conductor, and a second connection conductor. The upper surface of the base of the resistor device faces the lower surface of the capacitor body of the capacitor device, the first upper surface conductor is electrically connected to the first external electrode, and the second upper surface conductor is electrically connected to the second external electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Shinichiro Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10299383
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes an electronic element and a resistance element in a height direction. The electronic element includes an electronic element body, and a first and second external electrodes separated from each other in a length direction. The resistance element includes a base portion, a resistor disposed on the upper surface of the base portion, a protective film, and first to third upper surface conductors. The first and second upper surface conductors are separated from each other in the length direction, and the resistor and the third upper surface conductor connected thereto are located between the first and the second upper surface conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Shinichiro Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10290427
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes a capacitor and a resistor stacked in a height direction. The capacitor includes a capacitor body, and first and second external electrodes. The resistor includes a base portion, a resistor, first and second upper surface conductors, first and second lower surface conductors, first connecting conductors, and second connecting conductors. An upper surface of the base portion of the resistor faces a lower surface of the capacitor body of the capacitor, and the first upper surface conductor and the first external electrode are electrically connected, and the second upper surface conductor and the second external electrode are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Shinichiro Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 5467600
    Abstract: A thermal cycling system comprising an evaporator and a radiator and two separate conduits extending between the evaporator and the radiator to form a closed cycle. The evaporator is arranged to receive thermal energy available around the evaporator and the radiator radiates heat of the fluid medium flowing from the evaporator to the radiator. A power-free engine is arranged on the first and second conduits and comprises actuating pistons, at least one pressurizing cylinder, and a crankshaft operatively interconnecting the actuating pistons and the pressurizing piston. The arrangement is such that the actuating pistons are moved by the high pressure of the fluid medium in the evaporator and thereby actuate the pressurizing piston. The high pressure fluid medium is controlled such that it flows through the actuating cylinders to the radiator and radiates heat there at.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: Kazuo Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 5123811
    Abstract: A supersonic centrifugal compressor comprising an impeller (2), a plurality of vanes (13) radially extending in the impeller to form a plurality of radially extending flow channels therebetween, and a diffuser (3) circumferentially surrounding the impeller and having a circumferential flow channel communicating with the flow channels of the impeller. In the impeller (2), at least one nozzle (18) is provided at the outlet of the flow channel and a contraction (20) is provided at the inlet of the flow channel, so that the flow channel is a low speed flow channel (21). Thus the speed of the fluid is low in the low speed flow channel (21) and high at the outlet of the nozzle (18). Also, in the diffuser (3), backflow preventing and friction reducing projections (33) are provided concentrically in the inner surface of the casing (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventor: Kazuo Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 4799807
    Abstract: A rolling bearing in which a plurality of rolling members are interposed between an outer race and an inner race, further comprising: a plurality of generally cylindrical rolling retainers, one disposed between each adjacent pair of the rolling members to keep them apart, each comprising a pair of annular grooves provided adjacent to either axial end thereof and a pair of circular flanges provided at either axial end thereof; a pair of cover members, one located at each axial end of the rolling bearing and mounted to one of the two races to define a support rail coaxial with the rolling bearing, each of the support rails having a circumferential surface on the one radial side thereof on which the rolling retainers roll at their circular flanges; a pair of free rings, each having a circumferential surface on the other radial side thereof on which the rolling retainers roll at their annular grooves; and a lubricant ejection hole extending in an axial end portion of at least one of the rolling retainers from an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Inventor: Kazuo Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 4799809
    Abstract: This rolling bearing includes an inner race, an outer race, rolling members--either balls or rollers--disposed between these races and rotatably supporting them relative to one another, and generally cylindrical retainers disposed between these rolling members, each rolling on its two adjacent rolling members and keeping them apart. Each retainer has an axially central portion rollingly contacting with these two adjacent rolling members, a pair of circumferential grooves each near one of its ends, and a pair of disk shaped end portions each near one of its ends. These retainers are positioned by their disk shaped end portions rolling on the one radial sides of support rails defined on a pair of covers mounted each at one axial end of one race, and by their grooves being engaged over the other radial sides of free rings each at one bearing axial end. The retainers either may roll on the radially outer sides of the rails and on the radially inner sides of the rings, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Inventor: Kazuo Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 4770606
    Abstract: A centrifugal compressor having a rotor driven by a motor for rotation about a shaft which is provided at its one end with an inlet opening of the gas to be compressed and on its opposite end with an outlet opening. The rotor has radial centrifugal compression passages connected to the inlet opening, annular circumferential diffusers connected to the outer ends of the compression passages, and centripetal passages extending from the diffusers. Devices for preventing the gas from rotating in the circumferential diffusers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Inventor: Kazuo Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 4741388
    Abstract: A new and unique underground heat exchanging apparatus of the type including a first heat insulating tube and a second heat exchangeable tube connected to the former at the lower end of the latter. Both the first and second tubes are inserted downwardly into a deep hole drilled in the ground. The apparatus is operated by utilizing the excellent heat conservation and the huge heat capacity inherent to the underground. The first tube is located at the center of the hole and the second tube extends about the first tube in a spiral configuration. A liquified gas is introduced into both the first and second tubes. Heat exchanging is achieved between the second tube and the surrounding underground. To recirculate the liquified gas through the tubing system a heat exchanging unit including compressor and an expansion valve or the like is mounted on the ground surface. When the apparatus is used in a heating cycle, thermal energy is transferred from the underground to the second tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Inventor: Kazuo Kuroiwa