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: 10840020
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least two chip components, a hold member with insulation, a first conductive terminal piece, a second conductive terminal piece, and an intermediate connection piece. The hold member holds the chip components side by side. The intermediate connection piece connects the terminal electrode of one of the chip components and the terminal electrode of the other chip component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Ito, Norihisa Ando, Yoshiki Satou, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10818432
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The metal terminal is connected with the chip component. The metal terminal includes an electrode facing portion and a holding portion. The electrode facing portion is arranged correspondingly with an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The holding portion holds the chip component. A space region between the electrode facing portion and the end surface of the terminal electrode includes a joint region and a non-joint region. In the joint region, a connection member connects the electrode facing portion and the end surface of the terminal electrode. The non-joint region is formed without the connection member between a periphery of the joint region and the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10804035
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes multiple chip components and a pair of metal terminal portions. The chip components consist of a pair of chip end surfaces and four chip side surfaces. Terminal electrodes are formed on the pair of chip end surfaces. The pair of metal terminal portions is arranged correspondingly with the pair of chip end surfaces. Each of the pair of metal terminal portions includes an electrode face portion, multiple pairs of engagement arm portions, and a mount portion. The electrode face portion faces the chip end surface. The multiple pairs of engagement arm portions extend from the electrode face portion toward the chip side surface and sandwich and hold the chip components. The mount portion extends from one of terminal second sides toward the chip components and is partially substantially vertical to the electrode face portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Katsumi Kobayashi, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10796854
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an element body. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes a terminal body and a pair of holding pieces. The terminal body faces an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The holding pieces are formed on the terminal body. A connection member configured to connect the terminal body and the end surface of the terminal body exists in a joint region between the terminal body and the end surface of the terminal electrode. A pair of reinforcement pieces is formed on the terminal body so as not to overlap with the joint region in a direction extending from one to the other of the pair of holding pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10790088
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an element body. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes a terminal body and a pair of holding pieces. The terminal body faces an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The pair of holding pieces is formed on the terminal body. One of the pair of holding pieces is formed at one end of the terminal body. An adjustment portion is formed in a boundary region between the holding piece and the end of the terminal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20200294719
    Abstract: An electronic component has capacitor chips where terminal electrodes are formed on both end surfaces, individual metal terminals connected to the terminal electrodes, an insulation case accommodating the capacitor chips, and a connecting portion interconnecting a plurality of the insulation cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10777353
    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: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Kenichi Inoue, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10763043
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes an element body containing laminated internal electrodes and a terminal electrode formed outside the element body to connect with ends of the internal electrodes. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes an electrode facing portion, a holding portion, and a mount portion. A connection member connecting between the electrode facing portion and the end surface of the terminal electrode exists in a joint region in a predetermined range. A non-joint region is formed between an edge of the joint region and the holding portion. A non-joint gap between the electrode facing portion and the end surface of the terminal electrode becomes larger toward the holding portion in the non-joint region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10763045
    Abstract: An electronic device including: a first chip component, having approximately rectangular parallelepiped shape; a second chip component, having approximately rectangular parallelepiped shape; and an external terminal electrically connected to a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode. The external terminal includes an electrode connecting component, connected to the first terminal electrode and the second terminal electrode. The electrode connecting component includes: a first component, connected to the coupling component and faces the first terminal electrode; and a second component, extends upward from the first component and faces the first terminal electrode and the second terminal electrode. Length of the second component in a width direction is shorter than a length of the first component in a width direction. Length W2 of the second component in a width direction is shorter than lengths W3, W4 of the first chip component and the second chip component in a width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Masahiro Mori, Sunao Masuda, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10759200
    Abstract: A thermal printer module includes: a housing; a cover; a platen roller provided to the cover; a support frame having a groove configured to receive a shaft of the platen roller; a lock arm configured to hold down, by a platen roller engagement portion, the shaft of the platen roller inserted into the groove; a biasing member configured to apply a biasing force to the lock arm; and a printing head. Wherein, when viewed in a direction extending along an axis of the shaft, the platen roller engagement portion and a tangential line of a track obtained when the axis of the shaft moves along with an opening operation of the cover form an intersection angle?AB in a closing direction of the lock arm, and the intersection angle ?AB satisfies a relation of 90°??AB?110°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Norihisa Ando
  • Patent number: 10737517
    Abstract: A printer for printing information on a recording sheet, includes a housing configured to accommodate a recording sheet and a printing portion; a battery to be removably mounted to the housing; and a clip pivotably mounted to the housing. The clip includes a joint portion, which is elastically deformable so that a coupling portion of the housing is pivotably fitted to the joint portion. Each of the joint portion and the coupling portion includes an engagement portion configured to restrain the clip from pivoting at a mounting position at which the clip covers at least a part of the battery. When a predetermined external force is applied to the housing in a pivoting direction of the clip, restraining of the clip by the engagement portions is canceled so that the clip is movable from the mounting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Norihisa Ando
  • Patent number: 10714264
    Abstract: A metal terminal is connectable to terminal electrodes of chip components arranged side by side. The metal terminal includes units corresponding to each chip. Each unit includes an electrode facing portion, a pair of upper and lower holding portions, a mount portion, and protrusions. The electrode facing portion faces the electrode of the chip. The pair of upper and lower holding portions holds the chip. The mount portion is located below the lower holding portion of the electrode facing portion. The protrusions protrude from the electrode facing portion toward the electrode. The protrusions in each unit are arranged substantially line-symmetrically to a virtual center line passing through a middle point between the upper and lower holding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20200203076
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Akihiro MASUDA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10688818
    Abstract: A printer for printing information on a recording sheet, includes a housing configured to accommodate the recording sheet and a printing portion; an attachment member, which is removably mounted to the housing, and has a hook hole for a strap. A portion of the housing, to which the attachment member is mounted, and the attachment member form a rotation regulating portion configured to regulate rotation of the attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Norihisa Ando
  • Publication number: 20200130376
    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: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Norihisa Ando
  • Publication number: 20200128674
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke YAZAWA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Akihiro MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10607778
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes multiple chip components and a pair of metal terminal portions. The chip components consist of a pair of chip end surfaces and four chip side surfaces. Terminal electrodes are formed on the pair of chip end surfaces. The pair of metal terminal portions is arranged correspondingly with the pair of chip end surfaces. Each of the pair of metal terminal portions includes an electrode face portion, a pair of engagement arm portions, and a mount portion. The electrode face portion faces the chip end surface. The pair of engagement arm portions sandwich and hold the chip component. The mount portion extends from one of terminal second sides toward the chip component and is partially substantially vertical to the electrode face portion. The electrode face portion has a slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Katsumi Kobayashi, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20200098521
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least two chip components, a hold member with insulation, a first conductive terminal piece, a second conductive terminal piece, and an intermediate connection piece. The hold member holds the chip components side by side. The intermediate connection piece connects the terminal electrode of one of the chip components and the terminal electrode of the other chip component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Yoshiki SATOU, Kosuke YAZAWA
  • Patent number: 10566139
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes a chip component, a metal terminal, and a conductive connection member. The component includes a terminal electrode surface on which a terminal electrode is formed. The metal terminal includes an opposing surface to the electrode surface. The connection member contains at least Sn and Sb and connects the terminal electrode surface and the opposing surface. The connection member includes a first part and a second part. In the first part, a distance between the terminal electrode surface and the opposing surface is a first distance, and Sb/Sn is a first value. In the second part, a distance between the terminal electrode surface and the opposing surface is a second distance being smaller than the first distance, and Sb/Sn is a second value being larger than the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10559426
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and an external terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an end surface of a ceramic element body containing an internal electrode. The external terminal includes a first end electrically connected with the terminal electrode and a second end disposed opposite to the first end and connected with a mounting surface. The external terminal includes a first metal and a second metal different from the first metal. The first metal and the second metal are alternately exposed on a surface of the external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa