Patents by Inventor Manabu Ohta

Manabu Ohta 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: 20210225588
    Abstract: In a coil component and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Publication number: 20210151234
    Abstract: In a coil component, a height h1 of a pedestal portion of a resin wall corresponds to the height position of a step portion. In addition, a height of a seed portion corresponds to the plating start position at a time when a winding portion of a coil is plated and grown. The plating start position and the step portion are designed to be close to each other by the height h1 of the pedestal portion and the height h2 of the seed portion satisfying 0.3?h1/h2?10. Accordingly, although the coil component has a configuration in which the resin wall has the step portion, the inside of the step portion is sufficiently filled with a coil conductor, and thus deterioration of characteristics is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Manabu OHTA, Ryo FUKUOKA, Hironori KIMATA
  • Patent number: 10998130
    Abstract: In a coil component and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Shou Kawadahara, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Publication number: 20200303116
    Abstract: In an electronic component, a terminal electrode has a thickest portion and a part thinner than the thickest portion. Accordingly, an increase in solder fillet forming region occurs when the electronic component is solder-mounted onto a predetermined mounting substrate. In the electronic component, mounting strength is improved as a result of the increase in solder fillet forming region. In addition, in the electronic component, the thickest portion overlaps a bump electrode in a direction orthogonal to the lower surface of an element body. Accordingly, the impact that is applied to the electronic component during the mounting onto the mounting substrate is reduced and the impact resistance of the electronic component is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro KAWAHARA, Manabu OHTA, Kenei ONUMA, Yuuya KANAME, Ryo FUKUOKA, Hokuto EDA, Masataro SAITO, Kohei TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200143980
    Abstract: A coil component in which a change in thicknesses of the winding part is prevented is provided. According to the coil component, since each of a pair of neighboring resin walls and a seed part between the pair of resin walls are separated by a predetermined distance, a plating part grown on the seed part is easy to grow uniformly between the pair of neighboring resin walls. For this reason, the winding part whose surface is gentle and in which a change in thickness is prevented is obtained by plating growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Yuuya KANAME, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Patent number: 10559417
    Abstract: A coil component in which a change in thicknesses of the winding part is prevented is provided. According to the coil component, since each of a pair of neighboring resin walls and a seed part between the pair of resin walls are separated by a predetermined distance, a plating part grown on the seed part is easy to grow uniformly between the pair of neighboring resin walls. For this reason, the winding part whose surface is gentle and in which a change in thickness is prevented is obtained by plating growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Publication number: 20190385792
    Abstract: In a coil component and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Patent number: 10468184
    Abstract: In a coil component 1 and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Shou Kawadahara, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Patent number: 10210974
    Abstract: In a coil component (planar coil element), at least part of a third metal magnetic powder constituting a metal magnetic powder and having a minimum average grain diameter is uncoated, which suppresses a reduction in magnetic permeability. On the other hand, the remaining metal powders are coated with glass, which improves the insulating properties of a metal magnetic powder-containing resin and reduces core loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Shou Kawadahara, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Patent number: 10147540
    Abstract: In a planar coil element and a method for producing the same, a metal magnetic powder-containing resin containing an oblate or needle-like first metal magnetic powder contains a second metal magnetic powder having an average particle size (1 ?m) smaller than that (32 ?m) of the first metal magnetic powder, which significantly reduces the viscosity of the metal magnetic powder-containing resin. Therefore, the metal magnetic powder-containing resin is easy to handle when applied to enclose a coil unit, which makes it easy to produce the planar coil element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei Tonoyama, Makoto Morita, Tomokazu Ito, Hitoshi Ohkubo, Manabu Ohta, Yoshihiro Maeda, Yuuya Kaname, Hideharu Moro
  • Publication number: 20160351316
    Abstract: A coil component in which a change in thicknesses of the winding part is prevented is provided. According to the coil component, since each of a pair of neighboring resin walls and a seed part between the pair of resin walls are separated by a predetermined distance, a plating part grown on the seed part is easy to grow uniformly between the pair of neighboring resin walls. For this reason, the winding part whose surface is gentle and in which a change in thickness is prevented is obtained by plating growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Yuuya KANAME, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Patent number: 9406420
    Abstract: A coil component 1 is provided with coil conductors 10a and 10b and a magnetic metal powder containing resin 22 (22a and 22b) covering the coil conductors 10a and 10b. The magnetic metal powder containing resin 22 includes first metal powder having a first average grain diameter, second metal powder having a second average grain diameter that is smaller than the first average grain diameter, and third metal powder having a third average grain diameter that is smaller than the second average grain diameter. The first average grain diameter is 15 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less. The third average grain diameter is 2 ?m or less. The first metal powder mainly contains Permalloy and the second and third metal powders mainly contain carbonyl iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Kyohei Tonoyama, Makoto Morita, Tomokazu Ito, Hideto Itoh, Yoshihiro Maeda, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Takahiro Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20160155556
    Abstract: In a coil component 1 and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Publication number: 20160155550
    Abstract: In a coil component (planar coil element), at least part of a third metal magnetic powder constituting a metal magnetic powder and having a minimum average grain diameter is uncoated, which suppresses a reduction in magnetic permeability. On the other hand, the remaining metal powders are coated with glass, which improves the insulating properties of a metal magnetic powder-containing resin and reduces core loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Patent number: 9349522
    Abstract: A coil component includes a substrate, a planar spiral conductor formed on a top surface of the substrate, a lead conductor connected to an outer peripheral end of the planar spiral conductor, a dummy lead conductor formed on the top surface of the substrate between an outermost turn of the planar spiral conductor and an end of the substrate and free from an electrical connection with another conductor within the same plane, external electrodes and arranged in parallel with the top surface of the substrate, and a bump electrode formed on a surface of the lead conductor and connects the lead conductor with the external electrode. The external terminals have a larger area than the bump electrodes for securing a bonding strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Tomokazu Ito, Hideto Itoh, Yoshihiro Maeda, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Takahiro Kawahara, Takashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9236171
    Abstract: A coil component includes: an insulating resin layer provided between a first planar spiral conductor formed on a back surface of a first substrate and a second planer spiral conductor formed on a back surface of a second substrate; an upper core covering a third second planer spiral conductor formed on a front surface of the first substrate on which the insulating resin layer is formed; and a lower core covering a fourth planer spiral conductor formed on a front surface of the second substrate on which the insulating resin layer is formed. One of the upper and lower cores is formed of a metal-magnetic-powder-containing resin. The coil component includes connecting portions disposed respectively at center and outside portions of each of the first and second substrates so as to physically connect the upper and lower cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Ito, Hitoshi Ohkubo, Yoshihiro Maeda, Makoto Morita, Toshiyuki Anbo, Kyohei Tonoyama, Manabu Ohta
  • Publication number: 20150357115
    Abstract: A coil component includes a substrate, a planar spiral conductor formed on a top surface of the substrate, a lead conductor connected to an outer peripheral end of the planar spiral conductor, a dummy lead conductor formed on the top surface of the substrate between an outermost turn of the planar spiral conductor and an end of the substrate and free from an electrical connection with another conductor within the same plane, external electrodes and arranged in parallel with the top surface of the substrate, and a bump electrode formed on a surface of the lead conductor and connects the lead conductor with the external electrode. The external terminals have a larger area than the bump electrodes for securing a bonding strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Tomokazu ITO, Hideto ITOH, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Manabu OHTA, Yuuya KANAME, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Takashi NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 9142343
    Abstract: A coil component 1 includes a substrate 2, a planar spiral conductor 10a formed on a top surface 2t of the substrate 2, a lead conductor 11a connected to an outer peripheral end of the planar spiral conductor 10a, a dummy lead conductor 15a formed on the top surface of the substrate 2 and between an outermost turn of the planar spiral conductor 10a and an end 2X2 of the substrate 2 and free from an electrical connection with another conductor within the same plane, external electrodes 26a and 26b arranged in parallel with the top surface of the substrate 2, and a bump electrode 25a formed on a surface of the lead conductor 11a and connects the lead conductor 11a with the external electrode 26a. The external terminals 26a and 26b have a larger area than the bump electrodes 15a and 15b for securing a bonding strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Tomokazu Ito, Hideto Itoh, Yoshihiro Maeda, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Takahiro Kawahara
  • Patent number: 8975997
    Abstract: In a planar coil element, the quantitative ratio of inclined particles to total particles of a first metal magnetic powder contained in a metal magnetic powder-containing resin provided in a through hole of a coil unit is higher than the quantitative ratio of inclined particles to total particles of the first metal magnetic powder contained in the metal magnetic powder-containing resin provided in other than the through hole, and many of particles of the first metal magnetic powder in the magnetic core are inclined particles whose major axes are inclined with respect to the thickness direction and the planar direction of a substrate. Therefore, the planar coil element has improved strength as compared to a planar coil element shown in FIG. 9A and has improved magnetic permeability as compared to a planar coil element shown in FIG. 9B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kyohei Tonoyama, Makoto Morita, Tomokazu Ito, Hitoshi Ohkubo, Manabu Ohta, Yoshihiro Maeda, Yuuya Kaname, Hideharu Moro
  • Publication number: 20140077914
    Abstract: A coil component 1 is provided with coil conductors 10a and 10b and a magnetic metal powder containing resin 22 (22a and 22b) covering the coil conductors 10a and 10b. The magnetic metal powder containing resin 22 includes first metal powder having a first average grain diameter, second metal powder having a second average grain diameter that is smaller than the first average grain diameter, and third metal powder having a third average grain diameter that is smaller than the second average grain diameter. The first average grain diameter is 15 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less. The third average grain diameter is 2 ?m or less. The first metal powder mainly contains Permalloy and the second and third metal powders mainly contain carbonyl iron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Kyohei Tonoyama, Makoto Morita, Tomokazu Ito, Hideto Itoh, Yoshihiro Maeda, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Takahiro Kawahara