Patents by Inventor Norihisa ANDO

Norihisa ANDO 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: 11367572
    Abstract: A conductive terminal includes an inner electrode part, an opening edge electrode part, and a lateral electrode part. The inner electrode part is connectable to a terminal electrode of a chip component by being inserted along an inner wall of an accommodation recess of a case. The opening edge electrode part is formed continuously to the inner electrode part. The lateral electrode part is formed continuously to the opening edge electrode part along an outer surface of the case. The inner electrode part includes a base part, a curved part, and a continuous boundary part. The base part continues to the opening edge electrode part. The curved part is formed near a tip of the base part and protrudes away from the lateral electrode part. The continuous boundary part is formed between the base part and the curved part and continuously connects them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito, Kosuke Yazawa, Yoshiki Satou, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220157533
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a plurality of chip components and an insulating case. The chip components are arranged in a first direction. The case includes a plate portion, a first protrusion portion, and a second protrusion portion. The plate portion faces first side surfaces of the chip components. The first protrusion portion is formed along a plate-portion first side of the plate portion and protrudes from the plate portion toward a downside perpendicular to the first direction. The second protrusion portion is formed to the first protrusion portion in a second direction and protrudes from the plate portion toward the downside. A protrusion length of the first protrusion portion and the second protrusion portion from the plate portion toward the downside is smaller than a protrusion length of the chip component included in the chip components from the plate portion toward the downside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Tomoyuki SASAKI, Shinya ONODERA
  • Patent number: 11335508
    Abstract: An electronic device including chip components each having a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode formed on both end faces, and a case provided with an accommodation recess in which the chip components are accommodated, and an opening edge face formed around an opening face of the accommodation recess. An individual metal terminal is attached to the case. The individual metal terminal includes an inner electrode part inserted along an inner side wall of the accommodation recess in the case for connecting to the first terminal electrode, an opening edge electrode part formed over the opening edge face to be continuous to the inner electrode part and a side electrode part formed along the outer side face of the case to be continuous to the opening edge electrode part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito, Kosuke Yazawa, Akihiro Masuda, Yoshiki Satou, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220148808
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component including: a ceramic element body including an end surface extending along a first axis, and a side surface extending along a second axis and intersecting the end surface; an end-face electrode formed on the end surface of the ceramic element body; and a lead terminal connected to the end-face electrode by soldering. The lead terminal includes: an adjacent part overlapping the end-face electrode in a side view from the second axis; and an extension part extending from an end of the adjacent part in a direction away from a plane including the side surface. A first recess is formed at the extension part and is recessed in a direction away from a plane including the end surface, and the first recess exists at a position close to the end of the adjacent part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: TDK CORPORATION, TDK XIAMEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro MORI, Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO
  • Patent number: 11302473
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20220020533
    Abstract: An electronic component includes an element body, a pair of external electrodes respectively disposed at both ends of the element body in a first direction, and a pair of metal terminals respectively connected to the pair of external electrodes with solder. Each metal terminal includes a connection opposing the corresponding external electrode in the first direction and formed with a plurality of grooves and includes a leg extending from the connection. The connection includes a pair of end edges separated from each other in a third direction intersecting with a second direction where the leg extends from the connection. The grooves extend in a direction different from the second direction and intersecting with the third direction so that the grooves are separated from one of the pair of end edges. A surface included in the connection and defining each of the grooves is in contact with the solder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro IGUCHI, Norihisa ANDO
  • Patent number: 11222752
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes a ceramic element body, a terminal electrode, and a lead terminal. The ceramic element body has an end surface and a lateral surface. The terminal electrode is formed on from the end surface to a part of the lateral surface of the ceramic element body. The lead terminal is connected to the terminal electrode by a connection member. The lead terminal includes an electrode facing portion disposed correspondingly to an end-surface electrode of the terminal electrode, an extension portion extending downward from a lower end of the electrode facing portion, and a step surface located between the electrode facing portion and the extension portion. The electrode facing portion has a first recess facing the terminal electrode. A part of the first recess reaches the step surface. Another part of the first recess is open outside the lead terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito
  • Publication number: 20210375547
    Abstract: An electronic device includes chip components, a case, conductive terminals, and a fuse. The chip components each include a terminal electrode. The case includes accommodation recesses for accommodating the chip components. The conductive terminals are fixed to the case and respectively connected to the terminal electrodes of the chip components. The fuse electrically connects the chip components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya SAITO, Kenya TAMAKI, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Akihiro MASUDA, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Toshihiro IGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210375553
    Abstract: An electronic device includes first and second capacitors, a case, a coil, and first to fourth conductive terminals. The first capacitor includes first and second terminal electrodes. The second capacitor includes third and fourth terminal electrodes. The case includes an accommodation recess for accommodating the first and second capacitors. The coil is separated from the first and second capacitors by a part of the case and disposed outside the accommodation recess. The first terminal is connected to the first electrode and partly disposed on a mounting-side bottom surface of the case. The second terminal is connected to one end of the coil and the second electrode and partly disposed on the surface. The third terminal is connected to the other end of the coil and the third electrode and partly disposed on the surface. The fourth terminal is connected to the fourth electrode and partly disposed on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Toshihiro IGUCHI, Kenya TAMAKI, Shinya SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210366654
    Abstract: An electronic component according to the present invention is an electronic component including: a ceramic element body including an internal electrode; and an external electrode formed on an outer surface of the ceramic element body. The external electrode includes: a first electrode layer electrically connected to at least a part of the internal electrode; and a second electrode layer formed on an outside of the first electrode layer. The first electrode layer has a first conductor region containing copper, and the second electrode layer has a second conductor region including a matrix phase containing silver and palladium and copper particles dispersed in the matrix phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro IGUCHI, Norihisa ANDO, Kenya TAMAKI, Kayou MATSUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20210358690
    Abstract: An electronic component includes an element body, an external electrode, and a metal terminal. In the metal terminal, a base includes a first surface and a second surface opposing each other, and a pair of third surfaces coupling the first surface and the second surface. A first metal layer is disposed on the first surface and connected to solder with which the external electrode and the metal terminal are connected together. A second metal layer is disposed on the second surface. A coating layer is disposed on each of the third surfaces. The first metal layer and the second metal layer each include an outermost layer containing Sn. Each of the coating layer includes an outermost layer lower in solder wettability than the respective outermost layers of the first metal layer and the second metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro IGUCHI, Norihisa ANDO, Kenya TAMAKI, Kayou MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 11158460
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component of the present invention includes: a ceramic element body; a terminal electrode formed on from an end surface to a side surface of the ceramic element body; and a lead terminal joined to the terminal electrode by a solder. A fillet of the solder is formed between the terminal electrode of a side surface at the ceramic element body and the lead terminal, and a coating layer is formed on a surface of the lead terminal that is in contact with the solder. The coating layer is formed of a metal component having a contact angle with the solder smaller than that of the lead terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito
  • Patent number: 11140781
    Abstract: An electronic device includes chip components, a terminal connection body, conductive terminals, and a support member. Each of the chip components has a pair of end surfaces on which terminal electrodes are formed. The terminal connection body connects the terminal electrodes on one side of the chip components arranged next to each other in a parallel direction to the end surfaces. Each of the conductive terminals includes a connection part and a mount part. The connection part is connected with the terminal electrode of either of the chip components located on both ends of the chip components connected in series via the terminal connection body. The mount part faces the connection part and is connected with a mount board. The support member is disposed between the connection parts and the mount parts. The chip components are arranged so that the end surfaces face the mount board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Yazawa, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito, Akihiro Masuda
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210225589
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component, a conductive terminal, a case, and a fixation part. The chip component includes a terminal electrode on an end surface of the chip component. The conductive terminal is connected to the terminal electrode. The case includes an accommodation recess for accommodating the chip component. The fixation part fixes the case to an installation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Koji UTSUI, Koji KANEKO
  • Patent number: 11040549
    Abstract: A portable printer includes a casing configured to receive a recording medium; a head configured to perform printing on the recording medium; a platen roller, which is arranged so as to be opposed to the head, and is configured to convey the recording medium while sandwiching the recording medium together with the head; a button, which is provided on the casing, and is configured to perform operation of separating the head and the platen roller from each other; and a stepped portion, which is formed on the casing along a peripheral edge of the button, and protrudes so that an inner side of the casing is higher than an outer side of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Norihisa Ando
  • Publication number: 20210125782
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes a ceramic element body, a terminal electrode, and a lead terminal. The ceramic element body has an end surface and a lateral surface. The terminal electrode is formed on from the end surface to a part of the lateral surface of the ceramic element body. The lead terminal is connected to the terminal electrode by a connection member. The lead terminal includes an electrode facing portion disposed correspondingly to an end-surface electrode of the terminal electrode, an extension portion extending downward from a lower end of the electrode facing portion, and a step surface located between the electrode facing portion and the extension portion. The electrode facing portion has a first recess facing the terminal electrode. A part of the first recess reaches the step surface. Another part of the first recess is open outside the lead terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO
  • Publication number: 20210125781
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes a ceramic element body, a terminal electrode, and a lead terminal. The ceramic element body has an end surface and a lateral surface. The terminal electrode is formed on from the end surface to a part of the lateral surface of the ceramic element body. The lead terminal is connected to the terminal electrode by a connection member. The lead terminal includes an electrode facing portion disposed correspondingly to an end-surface electrode of the terminal electrode, an extension unit extending downward from a lower end of the electrode facing portion, and a step surface located between the electrode facing portion and the extension unit. The electrode facing portion has a recess dented in a direction away from the terminal electrode. A center of the recess is located below a center of the electrode facing portion in a height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO
  • 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