Patents by Inventor Kouichi Kakuda

Kouichi Kakuda 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: 10388448
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body including soft magnetic metal powders and a coil disposed in the element body. The coil includes a plurality of internal conductors electrically connected to each other. The plurality of internal conductors are separated from each other in a first direction and are adjacent to each other in the first direction. An average particle diameter of the soft magnetic metal powders located at an inner side of the coil when viewing from the first direction is larger than an average particle diameter of the soft magnetic metal powders located between the internal conductors adjacent to each other in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke Nagai, Takashi Suzuki, Kouichi Kakuda, Kunihiko Kawasaki, Shinichi Kondo, Yuya Ishima, Shinichi Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Endo
  • Publication number: 20190198232
    Abstract: In a multilayer coil component, a ferrite element body includes a first element body portion and a second element body portion adjacent to each other in an axial direction of the multilayer coil, in which a dielectric constant of the second element body portion is lower than a dielectric constant of the first element body portion, and a magnetic permeability of the second element body portion is higher than a magnetic permeability of the first element body portion. The inventors newly found that the first element body portion and the second element body portion contribute to coil characteristics when a coil winding portion is provided to extend over the first element body portion and the second element body portion. In the multilayer coil component, desired coil characteristics can be obtained by adjusting proportions of the first element body portion and the second element body portion in the ferrite element body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro SATO, Hitoshi KUDO, Takashi SUZUKI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Hiroyuki TANOUE
  • Publication number: 20190198210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multilayer coil electronic component having improved inductance L, Q, and strength. The multilayer coil electronic component has an element in which a coil conductor and a magnetic element body are stacked. The magnetic element body includes soft magnetic metal particles and a resin. The resin fills a space between the soft magnetic metal particles. Each of soft magnetic metal particles has a soft magnetic metal particle core and an oxide film covering the soft magnetic metal particle core. A layer of the oxide film contacting the soft magnetic metal particle core is made of an oxide including Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi SUZUKI, Hidekazu SATO, Yusuke NAGAI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Shinichi KONDO, Yuya ISHIMA, Shinichi SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Takashi ENDO
  • Publication number: 20190198227
    Abstract: The inventors have newly found that, even when a composition of a first element body portion and a composition of a second element body portion are different from each other, a high bonding strength at an interface between the first element body portion and the second element body portion can be obtained when both the first element body portion and the second element body portion contain Zn2SiO4 as a constituent component. That is, when the first element body portion and the second element body portion contain Zn2SiO4, a bonding strength at the interface is improved compared to a case in which the first element body portion and the second element body portion do not contain Zn2SiO4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro SATO, Hitoshi KUDO, Takashi SUZUKI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Hiroyuki TANOUE
  • Publication number: 20190096561
    Abstract: In a stepwise structure formed in a multilayer coil component, a difference occurs in a shrinkage amount between a maximum film thickness portion in which the number of layers is large and a minimum film thickness portion in which the number of layers is small due to portions different in the number of layers of coil parts (that is, upper coil part, lower coil part, and connecting part) adjacent to each other like the maximum film thickness portion and the minimum film thickness portion, readily causing a crack by an inner stress due to the difference in the shrinkage amount. In a multilayer coil component according to the present disclosure, a stress relaxation part overlapping with a maximum film thickness portion whose shrinkage amount is large is provided to relax inner stress in a stepwise structure, resulting in prevention of a crack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke NAGAI, Takashi SUZUKI, Hidekazu SATO, Takashi ENDO, Kouichi KAKUDA, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Shinichi KONDO, Yuya ISHIMA, Shinichi SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10074476
    Abstract: A ferrite composition composed of a main component including 26 to 46 mol % of an iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 4 to 14 mol % of a copper oxide in terms of CuO, 0 to 26 mol % of a zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a residue of 40.0 mol % or more of a nickel oxide in terms of NiO. The ferrite composition, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, is also composed of a subcomponent including 0.8 to 10.0 parts by weight of a silicon compound in terms of SiO2, 1.0 to 15.0 parts by weight of a cobalt compound in terms of Co3O4, and 0.7 to 30.0 parts by weight of a bismuth compound in terms of Bi2O3. A value of the cobalt compound content in terms of Co3O4 divided by the silicon compound content in terms of SiO2 is 0.4 to 5.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Choto, Takeshi Shibayama, Ryuichi Wada, Kouichi Kakuda, Yukari Akita, Asuka Murai, Yukio Takahashi, Takashi Suzuki, Akinori Ohi
  • Publication number: 20180233262
    Abstract: In a multilayer coil component, an end of a lower coil layer and an end of a connecting part are directly overlapped, and the end of the lower coil layer includes a contact edge positioned on a side of the connecting part and being in contact with the connecting part and a non-contact edge positioned on a side opposite to the connecting part and not being in contact with the connecting part. Then, the contact edge and the non-contact edge are not overlapped when viewed from a laminated direction. Consequently, a propagation distance of a crack becomes longer as compared with the case where an end face is parallel to the laminated direction, effectively suppressing advance of the crack. Suppressed advance of a crack in this manner makes the multilayer coil component provide a high component strength as a whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke NAGAI, Takashi SUZUKI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Shinichi KONDO, Yuya ISHIMA, Shinichi SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Takashi ENDO
  • Patent number: 10020791
    Abstract: Provided is a ferrite composition composed of: a main component including 23.0 to 47.0 mole % of Fe compound in terms of Fe2O3, 3.0 to 16.0 mole % of Cu compound in terms of CuO, 4.0 to 39.0 mole % of Zn compound in terms of ZnO, 1.5 to 13.0 mole % of Si compound in terms of SiO2, and a residue of Ni compound; and a subcomponent including, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, 0.1 to 8.0 parts by weight of Co compound in terms of Co3O4 and 0.25 to 5.00 parts by weight of Bi compound in terms of Bi2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Kakuda, Ryuichi Wada, Yukari Akita, Yukio Takahashi, Takashi Suzuki, Asuka Murai, Hiroyuki Tanoue
  • Patent number: 9984799
    Abstract: A ferrite composition comprises a main component and a sub component. The main component is comprised of 25.0 to 49.8 mol % iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 5.0 to 14.0 mol % copper oxide in terms of CuO, 0 to 40.0 mol % zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a remaining part of nickel oxide. The sub component includes 0.2 to 5.0 wt % silicon oxide in terms of SiO2, 0.10 to 3.00 wt % bismuth oxide in terms of Bi2O3, and 0.10 to 3.00 wt % cobalt oxide in terms of Co3O4, with respect to the main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Wada, Kouichi Kakuda, Hiroki Choto, Yukari Akita, Yukio Takahashi, Masahiro Endo, Takashi Suzuki, Takahiro Sato, Akinori Ohi
  • Publication number: 20180057408
    Abstract: A ferrite composition includes a main component and an accessory component. The main component includes 43.0 to 51.0 mol % of iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 5.0 to 15.0 mol % of copper oxide in terms of CuO, 1.0 to 24.9 mol % of zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a remaining part of nickel oxide. The accessory component includes 0.2 to 3.0 pts. wt. of silicon compound in terms of SiO2, 3.0 to 8.0 pts. wt. of cobalt compound in terms of Co3O4 (excluding 3.0 pts. wt.), and 0.2 to 8.0 pts. wt. of bismuth compound in terms of Bi2O3 with respect to 100 pts. wt. of the main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi KAKUDA, Ryuichi WADA, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Hiroyuki TANOUE, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Takahiro SATO, Takashi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9905365
    Abstract: Composite electronic including coil, capacitor and intermediate parts, wherein coil part includes coil-conductor and magnetic-layer, capacitor part includes internal electrodes and dielectric-layer, which contains SrO—TiO2 or ZnO—TiO2 based oxide, intermediate part between coil and capacitor parts, intermediate part includes intermediate material layer, which contains ZnO, TiO2 and boron, ZnO contained in intermediate material layer 50-85 parts by mole and TiO2 contained the intermediate material layer 15-50 parts by mole when total content of ZnO and TiO2 in intermediate material layer is 100 parts by mole, content boron in intermediate material layer is 0.1-5.0 parts by weight of B2O3 when total of ZnO and TiO2 in intermediate material layer set to 100 parts by weight, part of ZnO and TiO2 intermediate material layer constitute ZnO—TiO2 compound, which in intermediate material layer is 50 wt % or more when total weight of ZnO and TiO2 in intermediate material layer is set to 100 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Kakuda, Takashi Suzuki, Masaki Takahashi, Yukio Takahashi, Shinichi Kondo, Asuka Murai, Akihiko Oide, Naoki Uchida, Hidekazu Sato
  • Publication number: 20170372829
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body including soft magnetic metal powders and a coil disposed in the element body. The coil includes a plurality of internal conductors electrically connected to each other. The plurality of internal conductors are separated from each other in a first direction and are adjacent to each other in the first direction. An average particle diameter of the soft magnetic metal powders located at an inner side of the coil when viewing from the first direction is larger than an average particle diameter of the soft magnetic metal powders located between the internal conductors adjacent to each other in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke NAGAI, Takashi SUZUKI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Shinichi KONDO, Yuya ISHIMA, Shinichi SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Takashi ENDO
  • Publication number: 20170365385
    Abstract: A soft magnetic metal powder includes a plurality of soft magnetic metal grains composed of an Fe—Si based alloy. A content of P in the Fe—Si based alloy is 110 to 650 ppm provided that a total content of Fe and Si is 100 mass %. A soft magnetic metal fired body includes soft magnetic metal fired grains composed of an Fe—Si based alloy. A content of P in the Fe—Si based alloy is 110 to 650 ppm provided that a total content of Fe and Si is 100 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi SUZUKI, Hidekazu SATO, Yuusuke NAGAI, Kouichi KAKUDA, Kunihiko KAWASAKI, Shinichi KONDO, Yuya ISHIMA, Shinichi SATO, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Takashi ENDO
  • Publication number: 20170025226
    Abstract: Composite electronic including coil, capacitor and intermediate parts, wherein coil part includes coil-conductor and magnetic-layer, capacitor part includes internal electrodes and dielectric-layer, which contains SrO—TiO2 or ZnO—TiO2 based oxide, intermediate part between coil and capacitor parts, intermediate part includes intermediate material layer, which contains ZnO, TiO2 and boron, ZnO contained in intermediate material layer 50-85 parts by mole and TiO2 contained the intermediate material layer 15-50 parts by mole when total content of ZnO and TiO2 in intermediate material layer is 100 parts by mole, content boron in intermediate material layer is 0.1-5.0 parts by weight of B2O3 when total of ZnO and TiO2 in intermediate material layer set to 100 parts by weight, part of ZnO and TiO2 intermediate material layer constitute ZnO—TiO2 compound, which in intermediate material layer is 50 wt % or more when total weight of ZnO and TiO2 in intermediate material layer is set to 100 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi KAKUDA, Takashi SUZUKI, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Shinichi KONDO, Asuka MURAI, Akihiko OIDE, Naoki UCHIDA, Hidekazu SATO
  • Patent number: 9536645
    Abstract: A ferrite composition comprises a main component and a sub component. The main component is comprised of 40.0 to 49.8 mol % iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 5.0 to 14.0 mol % copper oxide in terms of CuO, 0 to 32.0 mol % zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a remaining part of nickel oxide. The sub component includes 0.5 to 4.0 wt % tin oxide in terms of SnO2, 0.10 to 1.00 wt % bismuth oxide in terms of Bi2O3, and 0.21 to 3.00 wt % cobalt oxide in terms of Co3O4, with respect to the main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Wada, Kouichi Kakuda, Yukari Akita, Yukio Takahashi, Yusuke Nagai, Takashi Suzuki, Takahiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20160300651
    Abstract: A ferrite composition composed of a main component including 26 to 46 mol % of an iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 4 to 14 mol % of a copper oxide in terms of CuO, 0 to 26 mol % of a zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a residue of 40.0 mol % or more of a nickel oxide in terms of NiO. The ferrite composition, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, is also composed of a subcomponent including 0.8 to 10.0 parts by weight of a silicon compound in terms of SiO2, 1.0 to 15.0 parts by weight of a cobalt compound in terms of Co3O4, and 0.7 to 30.0 parts by weight of a bismuth compound in terms of Bi2O3. A value of the cobalt compound content in terms of Co3O4 divided by the silicon compound content in terms of SiO2 is 0.4 to 5.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki CHOTO, Takeshi SHIBAYAMA, Ryuichi WADA, Kouichi KAKUDA, Yukari AKITA, Asuka MURAI, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Takashi SUZUKI, Akinori OHI
  • Publication number: 20160293302
    Abstract: Provided is a ferrite composition composed of: a main component including 23.0 to 47.0 mole % of Fe compound in terms of Fe2O3, 3.0 to 16.0 mole % of Cu compound in terms of CuO, 4.0 to 39.0 mole % of Zn compound in terms of ZnO, 1.5 to 13.0 mole % of Si compound in terms of SiO2, and a residue of Ni compound; and a subcomponent including, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, 0.1 to 8.0 parts by weight of Co compound in terms of Co3O4 and 0.25 to 5.00 parts by weight of Bi compound in terms of Bi2O3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi KAKUDA, Ryuichi WADA, Yukari AKITA, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Takashi SUZUKI, Asuka MURAI, Hiroyuki TANOUE
  • Publication number: 20150102254
    Abstract: A ferrite composition comprises a main component and a sub component. The main component is comprised of 40.0 to 49.8 mol % iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 5.0 to 14.0 mol % copper oxide in terms of CuO, 0 to 32.0 mol % zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a remaining part of nickel oxide. The sub component includes 0.5 to 4.0 wt % tin oxide in terms of SnO2, 0.10 to 1.00 wt % bismuth oxide in terms of Bi2O3, and 0.21 to 3.00 wt % cobalt oxide in terms of Co3O4, with respect to the main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Ryuichi WADA, Kouichi KAKUDA, Yukari AKITA, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Yusuke NAGAI, Takashi SUZUKI, Takahiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20150097137
    Abstract: A ferrite composition comprises a main component and a sub component. The main component is comprised of 25.0 to 49.8 mol % iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 5.0 to 14.0 mol % copper oxide in terms of CuO, 0 to 40.0 mol % zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a remaining part of nickel oxide. The sub component includes 0.2 to 5.0 wt % silicon oxide in terms of SiO2, 0.10 to 3.00 wt % bismuth oxide in terms of Bi2O3, and 0.10 to 3.00 wt % cobalt oxide in terms of Co3O4, with respect to the main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Ryuichi WADA, Kouichi KAKUDA, Hiroki CHOTO, Yukari AKITA, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Masahiro ENDO, Takashi SUZUKI, Takahiro SATO, Akinori OHI
  • Patent number: 8636417
    Abstract: In a wheel support structure for a motorcycle, a magnetic encoder 34 for detecting rotational speed is mounted and fastened to the inner circumferential surface of a cylindrical section 36a, which extends outward in the axial direction from the outer ring 22, of an encoder installation plate 35a that is attached to the end section in the axial direction of the outer ring 22 of the one of the rolling bearings 21a on the side toward the other rolling bearing 4, or is mounted and attached to the side surface toward the side of the other rolling bearing 4 of a slinger 73, which is attached to the end section in the axial direction of the outer ring 22b of the one of the rolling bearings 21a on the side toward the other rolling bearing 4 such that the end surface on the inner diameter side closely faces the outer surface of the inner ring 24 to form labyrinth space 42.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Kakuda, Hirokazu Yajima, Aya Kikuchi, Takashi Fujioka