Patents by Inventor Minoru IWANAGA

Minoru IWANAGA 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: 10931261
    Abstract: A filter includes a resonant circuit defining at least a portion of a signal path connected between a first terminal and a second terminal, an elastic wave resonator including one end that is grounded, a first inductor including one end connected to one end of the resonant circuit and another end connected to another end of the elastic wave resonator, and a second inductor including one end connected to another end of the resonant circuit and another end connected to the other end of the elastic wave resonator. The resonant circuit is an LC series resonant circuit in which a third inductor and first and second capacitors are connected in series with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Minoru Iwanaga, Hiroshi Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20200007106
    Abstract: A filter includes a resonant circuit defining at least a portion of a signal path connected between a first terminal and a second terminal, an elastic wave resonator including one end that is grounded, a first inductor including one end connected to one end of the resonant circuit and another end connected to another end of the elastic wave resonator, and a second inductor including one end connected to another end of the resonant circuit and another end connected to the other end of the elastic wave resonator. The resonant circuit is an LC series resonant circuit in which a third inductor and first and second capacitors are connected in series with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori KATO, Minoru IWANAGA, Hiroshi MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 10243538
    Abstract: A high-frequency filter coupled between an input-output terminal and another input-output terminal includes series arm resonators, parallel arm resonators, and an inductor defining an LC resonant circuit. Frequencies at a first attenuation pole defined by resonant frequencies or anti-resonant frequencies of the series arm resonators and the parallel arm resonators and a frequency at a second attenuation pole defined by a resonant frequency of the LC resonant circuit are included in one stop band of the high-frequency filter, and the frequencies at the first attenuation pole are located closer than the frequency at the second attenuation pole to a pass band of the high-frequency filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kato, Syunsuke Kido, Minoru Iwanaga, Hiroshi Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20190028085
    Abstract: A high-frequency filter coupled between an input-output terminal and another input-output terminal includes series arm resonators, parallel arm resonators, and an inductor defining an LC resonant circuit. Frequencies at a first attenuation pole defined by resonant frequencies or anti-resonant frequencies of the series arm resonators and the parallel arm resonators and a frequency at a second attenuation pole defined by a resonant frequency of the LC resonant circuit are included in one stop band of the high-frequency filter, and the frequencies at the first attenuation pole are located closer than the frequency at the second attenuation pole to a pass band of the high-frequency filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Masanori KATO, Syunsuke KIDO, Minoru IWANAGA, Hiroshi MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 9774312
    Abstract: A high pass filter includes a first end connected to a first terminal and is a filter that transmits a signal in a first frequency band. A second terminal is connected to a second end of the high pass filter. A first switch includes a first end connected to the second end of the high pass filter. A third terminal is connected to a second end of the first switch. A low pass filter includes a first end connected to the first terminal and is a filter that transmits a signal in a second frequency band lower than the first frequency band. A fourth terminal is connected to a second end of the low pass filter. A second switch includes a first end connected to the second end of the low pass filter. A fifth terminal is connected to the second end of the second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 9571145
    Abstract: A high frequency circuit module includes a variable inductance circuit portion and a reactance circuit portion. The variable inductance circuit portion is connected between an antenna port and ground. The variable reactance circuit is connected between the antenna port and a front-end port. The variable inductance circuit portion includes a first inductor, a second inductor, and a switch. The first inductor is connected between the antenna port and the ground. The second inductor and the switch are connected in series, and this series circuit is connected in parallel to the first inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Nagumo, Tetsuro Harada, Minoru Iwanaga, Tomohiro Nagai
  • Publication number: 20170012599
    Abstract: A high pass filter includes a first end connected to a first terminal and is a filter that transmits a signal in a first frequency band. A second terminal is connected to a second end of the high pass filter. A first switch includes a first end connected to the second end of the high pass filter. A third terminal is connected to a second end of the first switch. A low pass filter includes a first end connected to the first terminal and is a filter that transmits a signal in a second frequency band lower than the first frequency band. A fourth terminal is connected to a second end of the low pass filter. A second switch includes a first end connected to the second end of the low pass filter. A fifth terminal is connected to the second end of the second switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Minoru IWANAGA
  • Patent number: 9391657
    Abstract: An antenna matching device includes an antenna terminal connected to an antenna and an RF terminal connected to an RF circuit. The antenna terminal and the RF terminal are connected to each other through a first transmission path only via an inductor. The antenna terminal and the RF terminal are connected to each other through a second transmission path only via an SPST switch. By switching between the open state and the closed state of the switch in accordance with the frequency of an RF signal, the first transmission channel or the second transmission channel is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 9236657
    Abstract: A low-frequency radiating element and a high-frequency radiating element are configured so as to respectively operate in a relatively low frequency band and a relatively high frequency band that are non-contiguous with each other. A matching circuit is inserted between a transmission/reception circuit and a branching point. A high-frequency variable reactance circuit is inserted between the branching point and the high-frequency radiating element. A low-frequency variable reactance circuit is inserted between the branching point and the low-frequency radiating element. The high-frequency variable reactance circuit and the low-frequency variable reactance circuit are configured such that their reactances can be adjusted independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Nagumo, Minoru Iwanaga, Masahi Nakazato, Tomohiro Nagai
  • Publication number: 20150118984
    Abstract: A high frequency circuit module includes a variable inductance circuit portion and a reactance circuit portion. The variable inductance circuit portion is connected between an antenna port and ground. The variable reactance circuit is connected between the antenna port and a front-end port. The variable inductance circuit portion includes a first inductor, a second inductor, and a switch. The first inductor is connected between the antenna port and the ground. The second inductor and the switch are connected in series, and this series circuit is connected in parallel to the first inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Shoji NAGUMO, Tetsuro HARADA, Minoru IWANAGA, Tomohiro NAGAI
  • Publication number: 20150087254
    Abstract: An antenna matching device includes an antenna terminal connected to an antenna and an RF terminal connected to an RF circuit. The antenna terminal and the RF terminal are connected to each other through a first transmission path only via an inductor. The antenna terminal and the RF terminal are connected to each other through a second transmission path only via an SPST switch. By switching between the open state and the closed state of the switch in accordance with the frequency of an RF signal, the first transmission channel or the second transmission channel is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Minoru IWANAGA
  • Publication number: 20140198009
    Abstract: A low-frequency radiating element and a high-frequency radiating element are configured so as to respectively operate in a relatively low frequency band and a relatively high frequency band that are non-contiguous with each other. A matching circuit is inserted between a transmission/reception circuit and a branching point. A high-frequency variable reactance circuit is inserted between the branching point and the high-frequency radiating element. A low-frequency variable reactance circuit is inserted between the branching point and the low-frequency radiating element. The high-frequency variable reactance circuit and the low-frequency variable reactance circuit are configured such that their reactances can be adjusted independently of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji NAGUMO, Minoru IWANAGA, Masahi NAKAZATO, Tomohiro NAGAI