Patents by Inventor Takahiro ITAMI

Takahiro ITAMI 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: 10096408
    Abstract: A voltage nonlinear resistor ceramic comprises: a Zn oxide; a Co oxide; an R (specific rare earth) oxide; a Cr oxide; an M1 (Ca, Sr) oxide; an M2 (Al, Ga, In) oxide; and strontium titanate. When content of the Zn oxide is assumed to be 100 mole portion in terms of Zn, content of the Co oxide is 0.30 to 10 mole portion in terms of Co, content of the R oxide is 0.10 to 10 mole portion in terms of R, content of the Cr oxide is 0.01 to 2 mole portion in terms of Cr, content of the M1 oxide is 0.10 to 5 mole portion in terms of M1, content of the M2 oxide is 0.0005 to 5 mole portion in terms of M2, and content of the strontium titanate is 0.10 to 5 mole portion in terms of SrTiO3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Uchida, Takahiro Itami, Naoyoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Oyanagi, Koki Yamada, Kazuaki Kajiwara
  • Patent number: 9762203
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device has: a ceramic substrate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposed to each other; a piezoelectric element arranged on the first principal surface; a frame having a first face and a second face opposed to each other and arranged on the ceramic substrate so as to surround the piezoelectric element; a metal layer arranged on the second face of the frame; and a metal lid arranged on the metal layer so as to close a space surrounded by the frame. The first face of the frame is in contact with the first principal surface of the ceramic substrate. The metal layer and the metal lid are joined to each other by resistance welding. The frame has a composite portion containing a metal and a metal oxide and the composite portion includes the second face and is in contact with the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Yanata, Yo Saito, Kazuto Takeya, Katsunari Moriai, Takashi Inagaki, Takahiro Itami, Takeshi Oyanagi, Hitoshi Ishida
  • Patent number: 9726552
    Abstract: Provided is a piezoelectric device capable of improving measurement precision of a temperature of a piezoelectric element. A piezoelectric device (1) includes a package (2) including a housing member (4) having a thermistor substrate (3) and a frame (7) provided to project from a first main surface (3a) of the thermistor substrate (3) and in which a housing part (6) is formed by the first main surface (3a) and the frame (7) and a lid (9) provided on the frame (7) to cover a space (5) of the housing part (6), and a piezoelectric vibration element (5) provided on the first main surface (3a) of the thermistor substrate (3) in the housing part (6), wherein the thermistor substrate (3) is a multilayer negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Yanata, Yo Saito, Kazuto Takeya, Katsunari Moriai, Takashi Inagaki, Takahiro Itami, Takeshi Oyanagi, Hitoshi Ishida
  • Publication number: 20160379739
    Abstract: A voltage nonlinear resistor ceramic comprises: a Zn oxide; a Co oxide; an R (specific rare earth) oxide; a Cr oxide; an M1 (Ca, Sr) oxide; an M2 (Al, Ga, In) oxide; and strontium titanate. When content of the Zn oxide is assumed to be 100 mole portion in terms of Zn, content of the Co oxide is 0.30 to 10 mole portion in terms of Co, content of the R oxide is 0.10 to 10 mole portion in terms of R, content of the Cr oxide is 0.01 to 2 mole portion in terms of Cr, content of the M1 oxide is 0.10 to 5 mole portion in terms of M1, content of the M2 oxide is 0.0005 to 5 mole portion in terms of M2, and content of the strontium titanate is 0.10 to 5 mole portion in terms of SrTiO3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Masayuki UCHIDA, Takahiro ITAMI, Naoyoshi YOSHIDA, Takeshi OYANAGI, Koki YAMADA, Kazuaki KAJIWARA
  • Patent number: 9242902
    Abstract: A nonlinear resistor ceramic composition includes zinc oxide as main component, and, as subcomponents, with respect to 100 mol of zinc oxide in terms of respective elements, more than 0.05 to less than 30 at. % of oxide of Co, more than 0.05 to less than 20 at. % of oxide of Sr, more than 0.01 to less than 20 at. % of oxides of rare earth except for Sc and Pm, more than 0.01 to less than 10 at. % of oxide of Si and does not include Al, Ga and In. Alternatively, a nonlinear resistor ceramic composition includes zinc oxide as main component, and, as subcomponents, with respect to 100 mol of zinc oxide in terms of respective elements, more than 0.05 at. % and less than 30 at. % of an oxide of Co, more than 0.05 to less than 20 at. % of oxide of Sr, more than 0.01 to less than 20 at. % of oxides of rare earth except for Sc and Pm, more than 0.01 to less than 10 at. % of oxide of Si and more than 0.01 to less than 10 at. % of calcium zirconate in terms of CaZrO3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Itami, Kaname Ueda
  • Publication number: 20150276504
    Abstract: Provided is a piezoelectric device capable of improving measurement precision of a temperature of a piezoelectric element. A piezoelectric device (1) includes a package (2) including a housing member (4) having a thermistor substrate (3) and a frame (7) provided to project from a first main surface (3a) of the thermistor substrate (3) and in which a housing part (6) is formed by the first main surface (3a) and the frame (7) and a lid (9) provided on the frame (7) to cover a space (5) of the housing part (6), and a piezoelectric vibration element (5) provided on the first main surface (3a) of the thermistor substrate (3) in the housing part (6), wherein the thermistor substrate (3) is a multilayer negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Takeshi YANATA, Yo SAITO, Kazuto TAKEYA, Katsunari MORIAI, Takashi INAGAKI, Takahiro ITAMI, Takeshi OYANAGI, Hitoshi ISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9142340
    Abstract: An element body has first and second faces opposed to each other. A first conductor has one end exposed in a first face and the other end located in the element body. The second conductor has one end exposed in a second face and the other end located in the element body. The element body has a first element body section having the nonlinear voltage-current characteristics and a second element body section in which an electric current is more likely to flow than in the first element body section. The first element body section is located at least in part between the first conductor and the second conductor, in a direction in which the first conductor and the second conductor are separated from each other. The other end of the first conductor and the other end of the second conductor are located in the second element body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Itami, Naoyoshi Yoshida, Katsunari Moriai
  • Publication number: 20150249199
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device has: a ceramic substrate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposed to each other; a piezoelectric element arranged on the first principal surface; a frame having a first face and a second face opposed to each other and arranged on the ceramic substrate so as to surround the piezoelectric element; a metal layer arranged on the second face of the frame; and a metal lid arranged on the metal layer so as to close a space surrounded by the frame. The first face of the frame is in contact with the first principal surface of the ceramic substrate. The metal layer and the metal lid are joined to each other by resistance welding. The frame has a composite portion containing a metal and a metal oxide and the composite portion includes the second face and is in contact with the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Takeshi YANATA, Yo SAITO, Kazuto TAKEYA, Katsunari MORIAI, Takashi INAGAKI, Takahiro ITAMI, Takeshi OYANAGI, Hitoshi ISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9087623
    Abstract: A voltage nonlinear resistor ceramic composition comprises zinc oxide, with respect to 100 mol of said zinc oxide, 0.30 to 10 mol of Co oxide in terms of Co, 0.10 to 10 mol of R oxide (note that R is at least one selected from a group consisting of Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Lu) in terms of R, 0.10 to 5 mol of Cr oxide in terms of Cr, 0.10 to 5 mol of oxide of at least one selected from Ca and Sr respectively in terms of Ca or Sr, 0.0005 to 5 mol of oxide of at least one selected from Al, Ga and In respectively in terms of Al, Ga or In, and 0.10 to 5 mol of barium titanate in terms of BaTiO3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Itami, Naoyoshi Yoshida, Kaname Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140171289
    Abstract: A voltage nonlinear resistor ceramic composition comprises zinc oxide, with respect to 100 mol of said zinc oxide, 0.30 to 10 mol of Co oxide in terms of Co, 0.10 to 10 mol of R oxide (note that R is at least one selected from a group consisting of Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Lu) in terms of R, 0.10 to 5 mol of Cr oxide in terms of Cr, 0.10 to 5 mol of oxide of at least one selected from Ca and Sr respectively in terms of Ca or Sr, 0.0005 to 5 mol of oxide of at least one selected from Al, Ga and In respectively in terms of Al, Ga or In, and 0.10 to 5 mol of barium titanate in terms of BaTiO3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro ITAMI, Naoyoshi Yoshida, Kaname Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140167909
    Abstract: An element body has first and second faces opposed to each other. A first conductor has one end exposed in a first face and the other end located in the element body. The second conductor has one end exposed in a second face and the other end located in the element body. The element body has a first element body section having the nonlinear voltage-current characteristics and a second element body section in which an electric current is more likely to flow than in the first element body section. The first element body section is located at least in part between the first conductor and the second conductor, in a direction in which the first conductor and the second conductor are separated from each other. The other end of the first conductor and the other end of the second conductor are located in the second element body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ITAMI, Naoyoshi YOSHIDA, Katsunari MORIAI
  • Patent number: 8552831
    Abstract: A chip varistor is provided with a varistor section and a plurality of terminal electrodes. The varistor section is comprised of a sintered body containing ZnO as a major component, exhibits the nonlinear voltage-current characteristics, and has a pair of principal surfaces opposed to each other. The plurality of terminal electrodes are connected each to the varistor section. Each of the terminal electrodes has a first electrode portion connected to either of the principal surfaces and a second electrode portion connected to the first electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kaname Ueda, Katsunari Moriai, Takahiro Itami
  • Patent number: 8525634
    Abstract: A chip varistor is provided with a varistor section, a plurality of electroconductive sections, and a plurality of terminal electrodes. The varistor section is comprised of a sintered body containing ZnO as a major component and is configured to exhibit the nonlinear voltage-current characteristics. The plurality of electroconductive sections are comprised of sintered bodies containing ZnO as a major component and arranged with the varistor section in between, and each electroconductive section has a first principal surface connected to the varistor section and a second principal surface opposed to the first principal surface. The plurality of terminal electrodes are connected respectively to the corresponding electroconductive sections. Each terminal electrode has a first electrode portion connected to the second principal surface and a second electrode portion connected to the first electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kaname Ueda, Katsunari Moriai, Takahiro Itami
  • Patent number: 8508325
    Abstract: A chip varistor is provided with a varistor section, a plurality of electroconductive sections, and a plurality of terminal electrodes. The varistor section is comprised of a sintered body containing ZnO as a major component and exhibits the nonlinear voltage-current characteristics. The plurality of electroconductive sections are arranged on both sides of the varistor section and each electroconductive section has a first principal surface connected to the varistor section and a second principal surface opposed to the first principal surface. The terminal electrodes are connected to the respective second principal surfaces of the electroconductive sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kaname Ueda, Katsunari Moriai, Takahiro Itami
  • Patent number: 8471673
    Abstract: A varistor is provided with a varistor element body, a plurality of internal electrodes arranged in the varistor element body so as to sandwich a partial region of the varistor element body between them, and a plurality of external electrodes arranged on the surface of the varistor element body and connected to the corresponding internal electrodes. The external electrode has a sintered electrode layer formed by attaching an electroconductive paste containing an alkali metal to the surface of the varistor element body and sintering it. The varistor element body has a high-resistance region formed by diffusing the alkali metal in the electroconductive paste into the varistor element body from an interface between the surface of the varistor element body and the sintered electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tanaka, Katsunari Moriai, Takahiro Itami
  • Publication number: 20130049922
    Abstract: A chip varistor is provided with a varistor section and a plurality of terminal electrodes. The varistor section is comprised of a sintered body containing ZnO as a major component, exhibits the nonlinear voltage-current characteristics, and has a pair of principal surfaces opposed to each other. The plurality of terminal electrodes are connected each to the varistor section. Each of the terminal electrodes has a first electrode portion connected to either of the principal surfaces and a second electrode portion connected to the first electrode portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaname UEDA, Katsunari MORIAI, Takahiro ITAMI
  • Publication number: 20130049923
    Abstract: A chip varistor is provided with a varistor section, a plurality of electroconductive sections, and a plurality of terminal electrodes. The varistor section is comprised of a sintered body containing ZnO as a major component and is configured to exhibit the nonlinear voltage-current characteristics. The plurality of electroconductive sections are comprised of sintered bodies containing ZnO as a major component and arranged with the varistor section in between, and each electroconductive section has a first principal surface connected to the varistor section and a second principal surface opposed to the first principal surface. The plurality of terminal electrodes are connected respectively to the corresponding electroconductive sections. Each terminal electrode has a first electrode portion connected to the second principal surface and a second electrode portion connected to the first electrode portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaname UEDA, Katsunari MORIAI, Takahiro ITAMI
  • Publication number: 20130021133
    Abstract: A varistor is provided with a varistor element body, a plurality of internal electrodes arranged in the varistor element body so as to sandwich a partial region of the varistor element body between them, and a plurality of external electrodes arranged on the surface of the varistor element body and connected to the corresponding internal electrodes. The external electrode has a sintered electrode layer formed by attaching an electroconductive paste containing an alkali metal to the surface of the varistor element body and sintering it. The varistor element body has a high-resistance region formed by diffusing the alkali metal in the electroconductive paste into the varistor element body from an interface between the surface of the varistor element body and the sintered electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi TANAKA, Katsunari MORIAI, Takahiro ITAMI
  • Publication number: 20120139688
    Abstract: A chip varistor is provided with a varistor section, a plurality of electroconductive sections, and a plurality of terminal electrodes. The varistor section is comprised of a sintered body containing ZnO as a major component and exhibits the nonlinear voltage-current characteristics. The plurality of electroconductive sections are arranged on both sides of the varistor section and each electroconductive section has a first principal surface connected to the varistor section and a second principal surface opposed to the first principal surface. The terminal electrodes are connected to the respective second principal surfaces of the electroconductive sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaname UEDA, Katsunari MORIAI, Takahiro ITAMI
  • Publication number: 20110245065
    Abstract: A nonlinear resistor ceramic composition includes zinc oxide as main component, and, as subcomponents, with respect to 100 mol of zinc oxide in terms of respective elements, more than 0.05 to less than 30 at. % of oxide of Co, more than 0.05 to less than 20 at. % of oxide of Sr, more than 0.01 to less than 20 at. % of oxides of rare earth except for Sc and Pm, more than 0.01 to less than 10 at. % of oxide of Si and does not include Al, Ga and In. Alternatively, a nonlinear resistor ceramic composition includes zinc oxide as main component, and, as subcomponents, with respect to 100 mol of zinc oxide in terms of respective elements, more than 0.05 at. % and less than 30 at. % of an oxide of Co, more than 0.05 to less than 20 at. % of oxide of Sr, more than 0.01 to less than 20 at. % of oxides of rare earth except for Sc and Pm, more than 0.01 to less than 10 at. % of oxide of Si and more than 0.01 to less than 10 at. % of calcium zirconate in terms of CaZrO3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ITAMI, Kaname UEDA