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: 11984260
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Shinya Ito, Norihisa Ando, Kosuke Yazawa, Yoshiki Satou, Katsumi Kobayashi, Koji Utsui, Koji Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11961676
    Abstract: An electronic device 10 comprises chip capacitors 20a and 20b, an accommodation recess 62 accommodating the chip capacitors 20a and 20b, and a case 60 including a protrusion 64 partitioning the accommodation recess 62 into a first accommodation space 62a and a second accommodation space 62b along the X-axis direction. The protrusion 64 includes a first protrusion 64a and a second protrusion 64b disposed away from the first protrusion 64a along the Y-axis direction. The first protrusion 64a and the second protrusion 64b are disposed with a communication space 69 provided between the first protrusion 64a and the second protrusion 64b, so that the first accommodation space 62a and the second accommodation space 62b communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Shinya Ito, Norihisa Ando, Kosuke Yazawa, Yoshiki Satou, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20240087812
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a component body, a metal terminal, and a bonding material. The component body includes an element body and an external electrode. The metal terminal includes a first main surface and a second main surface, and a side surface. The bonding material electrically and physically connects the external electrode and the metal terminal. The metal terminal includes a first metal layer including the first main surface, a second metal layer including the second main surface, and a terminal body including the side surface. The terminal body is exposed at the side surface, and the first metal layer and the second metal layer are separated from each other on the side surface. Each of the first metal layer and the second metal layer includes a Ni plated layer. The terminal body includes Cu. The bonding material includes solder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro IGUCHI, Hisashi KOBAYASHI, Norihisa ANDO, Kenya TAMAKI
  • Patent number: 11915876
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device comprises an element body including a ceramic layer and an internal electrode layer, and an external electrode electrically connected to at least one end of the internal electrode layer. The element body includes an interface part at least at a part of a boundary between the external electrode and the ceramic layer. The interface part includes an oxide containing aluminium and an oxide containing boron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Iguchi, Norihisa Ando, Kenya Tamaki, Hisashi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230420188
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a chip component including a terminal electrode, a case having an accommodation recess accommodating the chip component, a conductive terminal attached to the case and connected to the terminal electrode, and a case cover disposed on an opening-edge surface of the case so as to cover the accommodation recess. The opening-edge surface has an opening-edge recess at least partly covered by the case cover. The opening-edge recess and the case cover have a space therebetween. The space is filled with a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Takaaki SATO, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20230411077
    Abstract: The electronic device includes: a case including a recessed portion and an opening edge portion of the recessed portion; a ceramic element arranged in the recessed portion, having a first main surface and a second main surface facing each other, and including a first electrode portion formed on the first main surface and a second electrode portion formed on the second main surface; a first metal terminal including a first mounting portion, arranged in the opening edge portion and approximately horizontal with respect to the first main surface and the second main surface, and a first electrode connection portion connected to the first electrode portion; and a second metal terminal including a second mounting portion, arranged in the opening edge portion and approximately horizontal with respect to the first main surface and the second main surface, and a second electrode connection portion connected to the second electrode portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Hideki KANEKO, Ken ABURAKAWA, Kenya TAMAKI, Akitoshi YOSHII
  • Publication number: 20230402228
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a ceramic element including a first electrode portion and a second electrode portion; a first metal terminal including a first external connection portion and a first electrode connection portion connected to the first electrode portion through solder; and a second metal terminal including a second external connection portion and a second electrode connection portion connected to the second electrode portion through solder. The first electrode connection portion includes a first solder stopper formed by undulation of at least a part of a facing surface of the first electrode connection portion facing the first electrode portion to control a range of an adhesion region of solder to the first electrode portion. The second electrode connection portion includes a second solder stopper that is formed by undulation of at least a part of a facing surface of the second electrode connection portion facing the second electrode portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Takaaki SATO, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Hideki KANEKO, Ken ABURAKAWA, Kenya TAMAKI, Akitoshi YOSHII
  • Publication number: 20230386747
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component, a case, a resin, and a conductive terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode. The case includes an accommodation recess for accommodating the chip component. The resin is filled in the accommodation recess. The conductive terminal is attachable to the case. The conductive terminal includes an inner electrode portion disposed in the accommodation recess and connected to the terminal electrode. The inner electrode portion includes a space formation portion forming a filling space for a conductive agent with an outer surface of the chip component at a position closer to a bottom surface than to an opening of the accommodation recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki SATO, Akihiro MASUDA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA
  • Patent number: 11810723
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignees: TDK CORPORATION, TDK XIAMEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Akihiro Masuda, Shinya Ito, Norihisa Ando
  • Patent number: 11798743
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Saito, Kenya Tamaki, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito, Akihiro Masuda, Kosuke Yazawa, Yoshiki Satou, Katsumi Kobayashi, Toshihiro Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20230302583
    Abstract: A solder includes a Sn alloy phase and a particle. The particle has a higher Young's modulus than the Sn alloy phase. The particle has a lower linear expansion coefficient than the Sn alloy phase. An electronic component includes a metal terminal joined thereto with the solder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro IGUCHI, Norihisa ANDO
  • Patent number: 11738582
    Abstract: A printer includes: a mechanism frame configured to receive a recording medium including a liner having a large length, and a plurality of labels temporarily bonded on the liner; a support member supported on the mechanism frame through intermediation of a support shaft; a head which is mounted to the support member, and is configured to perform printing on at least one of the plurality of labels; and a transmissive sensor which is arranged between the head and the support shaft, and is configured to detect the at least one of the plurality of labels, wherein the mechanism frame includes: a frame portion provided between the head and the support shaft at a distance from the support shaft; and a recessed portion which is formed in the frame portion, and is configured to increase the distance so as to allow the sensor to pass through a space having the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Norihisa Ando
  • Publication number: 20230268127
    Abstract: An electronic component including a case including an accommodation part having an opening; a ceramic element arranged in the accommodation part; a metal terminal including an electrode connecting part connecting to the ceramic element, a mounting part exposed out of the accommodation part, and a terminal arm part connecting the electrode connecting part and the mounting part; a case cover including a closing plate part covering the opening, and a case cover lateral side portion extending in a depth direction of the accommodation part from a circumference of the closing plate part and at least partially facing against an accommodation side wall of the accommodation part; and a mold resin filling the accommodation part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki SATO, Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Hideki KANEKO, Ken ABURAKAWA, Kenya TAMAKI, Akitoshi YOSHII
  • Publication number: 20230268128
    Abstract: An electronic component having a case including an accommodation part having an opening; a ceramic element in the accommodation part with first and second main faces facing each other, a first and second electrode formed to the first and second main face, respectively; a first metal terminal including a first electrode connecting part connecting to the first electrode, a first mounting part exposed out of the accommodation part through the opening, and a first terminal arm part connecting the first electrode connecting part and the first mounting part; a second metal terminal including a second electrode connecting part connecting to the second electrode, a second mounting part exposed out of the accommodation part through the opening, and a second terminal arm part connecting the second electrode connecting part and the second mounting part; and an insulation member between the first electrode and the second terminal arm part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa Ando, Hideki Kaneko, Ken Aburakawa, Kenya Tamaki, Akitoshi Yoshii
  • Patent number: 11646163
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Shinya Ito, Norihisa Ando, Kosuke Yazawa, Yoshiki Satou, Katsumi Kobayashi, Toshihiro Iguchi, Kenya Tamaki, Shinya Saito
  • Patent number: 11615920
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito
  • Publication number: 20230073043
    Abstract: An electronic component with a metal terminal includes an electronic component having an element body, and external electrodes respectively provided on end surfaces facing each other in an X direction in the element body; and plate-shaped metal terminals having joint portions joined to the external electrodes, and leg portions provided to protrude beyond the electronic component in a Z direction. The leg portion of the metal terminal has an extending part continuously extending in the Z direction from the joint portion, a first bent part bent from a tip of the extending part to the electronic component side at a first angle formed to be an acute angle with respect to the extending part, and a second bent part bent from a tip of the first bent part at a second angle larger than the first angle with respect to the extending part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi KOBAYASHI, Norihisa ANDO, Toshihiro IGUCHI, Kenya TAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20230064506
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case, a ceramic element, a first metal terminal, and a second metal terminal. The case includes a recess and a case lower surface facing opposite to its opening. The ceramic element is disposed in the recess and includes first and second main surfaces opposing to each other, a first electrode portion formed on the first main surface, and a second electrode portion formed on the second main surface. The first metal terminal includes a first mounting portion disposed on the case lower surface and being substantially parallel to the first and second main surfaces and a first electrode connection portion connected to the first electrode portion. The second metal terminal includes a second mounting portion disposed on the case lower surface and being substantially parallel to the first and second main surfaces and a second electrode connection portion connected to the second electrode portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Hideki KANEKO, Ken ABURAKAWA, Kenya TAMAKI, Akitoshi YOSHII
  • Publication number: 20230061638
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case, a ceramic element, a first metal terminal, and a second metal terminal. The case includes a recess and its opening edge. The ceramic element is disposed in the recess and includes a first main surface and a second main surface opposing to each other, a first electrode portion formed on the first main surface, and a second electrode portion formed on the second main surface. The first metal terminal includes a first mounting portion disposed on the opening edge and being substantially perpendicular to the first and second main surfaces and a first electrode connection portion connected to the first electrode portion. The second metal terminal includes a second mounting portion disposed on the opening edge and being substantially perpendicular to the first and second main surfaces and a second electrode connection portion connected to the second electrode portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Hideki KANEKO, Ken ABURAKAWA, Kenya TAMAKI, Akitoshi YOSHII
  • Patent number: 11594379
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Shinya Ito, Norihisa Ando, Tomoyuki Sasaki, Shinya Onodera