Patents by Inventor Takahiro KAWAHARA

Takahiro KAWAHARA 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).

  • Publication number: 20210225588
    Abstract: In a coil component and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Patent number: 11043329
    Abstract: In a planar coil element, a dead space in a non-overlapping region is reduced by designing a total width of a first resin wall and a first turn located in the non-overlapping region to be narrow, more specifically, by designing the total width to be narrower than a total width of a second turn outside the first turn and a second resin wall located inside the turn and also than a total width of a third turn on the outer side and a third resin wall located inside the turn. As a result, a volume of a magnetic element body in a magnetic core portion of a coil can be increased, and an, inductance value, which is a magnetic characteristic, can also be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Hiroki Tsujiai
  • Patent number: 10998130
    Abstract: In a coil component and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Shou Kawadahara, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Publication number: 20200373061
    Abstract: In a coil component, a second magnetic portion disposed in the vicinity of a coil is designed to have a higher proportion of Fe than a metal magnetic powder-containing resin constituting a first magnetic portion. Therefore, a magnetic flux of the coil flows smoothly. Although the second magnetic portion has a relatively lower withstand voltage than the first magnetic portion, since the second magnetic portion is surrounded by the first magnetic portion, it is not exposed on an outer surface of a magnetic body. For this reason, a situation in which the coil and external terminal electrodes are short-circuited with the second magnetic portion therebetween is effectively curbed, and short-circuiting between the coil and the external terminal electrodes can be curbed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miyuki ASAI, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Masazumi ARATA, Hitoshi OHKUBO
  • Patent number: 10847312
    Abstract: In a planar coil element, since an overlapping portion of a fourth resin wall of a first conductor pattern protrudes from an end surface of a main body portion, restriction on a width of the overlapping portion is relaxed, and the wide overlapping portion is realized. Therefore, an improvement in a withstand voltage between the second external terminal electrode formed on the end surface and an outermost turn of the first conductor pattern is realized. Similarly, regarding the second conductor pattern, the improvement in the withstand voltage between the first external terminal electrode formed on the end surface and an outermost turn of the second conductor pattern is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Hiroki Tsujiai
  • Publication number: 20200303116
    Abstract: In an electronic component, a terminal electrode has a thickest portion and a part thinner than the thickest portion. Accordingly, an increase in solder fillet forming region occurs when the electronic component is solder-mounted onto a predetermined mounting substrate. In the electronic component, mounting strength is improved as a result of the increase in solder fillet forming region. In addition, in the electronic component, the thickest portion overlaps a bump electrode in a direction orthogonal to the lower surface of an element body. Accordingly, the impact that is applied to the electronic component during the mounting onto the mounting substrate is reduced and the impact resistance of the electronic component is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro KAWAHARA, Manabu OHTA, Kenei ONUMA, Yuuya KANAME, Ryo FUKUOKA, Hokuto EDA, Masataro SAITO, Kohei TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200143980
    Abstract: A coil component in which a change in thicknesses of the winding part is prevented is provided. According to the coil component, since each of a pair of neighboring resin walls and a seed part between the pair of resin walls are separated by a predetermined distance, a plating part grown on the seed part is easy to grow uniformly between the pair of neighboring resin walls. For this reason, the winding part whose surface is gentle and in which a change in thickness is prevented is obtained by plating growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Yuuya KANAME, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Patent number: 10559417
    Abstract: A coil component in which a change in thicknesses of the winding part is prevented is provided. According to the coil component, since each of a pair of neighboring resin walls and a seed part between the pair of resin walls are separated by a predetermined distance, a plating part grown on the seed part is easy to grow uniformly between the pair of neighboring resin walls. For this reason, the winding part whose surface is gentle and in which a change in thickness is prevented is obtained by plating growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Publication number: 20190385792
    Abstract: In a coil component and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Patent number: 10500501
    Abstract: In an exemplary game device, a requesting unit requests establishment of a friendship using one of plural methods, the friendship being a relationship established based on a mutual agreement between users. A display control unit causes a display unit to display one of a request method by which establishment of the friendship has been requested by the requesting unit, and an establishing method by which the friendship has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinpei Kiwada, Takahiro Kawahara, Kenichi Takemoto, Xizhou Xu
  • Patent number: 10468184
    Abstract: In a coil component 1 and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Shou Kawadahara, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Patent number: 10252576
    Abstract: An outer side rib 46 is formed at a side relative to the plural circumference direction main grooves that is at the vehicle outer side when the tire is mounted at a vehicle. A land portion of the outer side rib 46 is continuous in the tire circumference direction. Of the plural circumference direction main grooves, an outermost side circumference direction main groove 24 is formed at the vehicle outermost side when the tire is mounted. Fourth lug grooves 42 extend from the outermost side circumference direction main groove 24 toward the outer side rib 46. The groove width of each fourth lug groove 42 widens from the outermost side circumference direction main groove 24 side toward the outer side rib 46 side. The fourth lug grooves 42 terminate at the outermost side circumference direction main groove 24 side relative to a tire ground contact edge 16E.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamitsu Nakamura, Takahiro Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10210974
    Abstract: In a coil component (planar coil element), at least part of a third metal magnetic powder constituting a metal magnetic powder and having a minimum average grain diameter is uncoated, which suppresses a reduction in magnetic permeability. On the other hand, the remaining metal powders are coated with glass, which improves the insulating properties of a metal magnetic powder-containing resin and reduces core loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Masazumi Arata, Manabu Ohta, Shou Kawadahara, Yoshihiro Maeda, Takahiro Kawahara, Hokuto Eda, Shigeki Sato
  • Publication number: 20190013148
    Abstract: In a planar coil element, since an overlapping portion of a fourth resin wall of a first conductor pattern protrudes from an end surface of a main body portion, restriction on a width of the overlapping portion is relaxed, and the wide overlapping portion is realized. Therefore, an improvement in a withstand voltage between the second external terminal electrode formed on the end surface and an outermost turn of the first conductor pattern is realized. Similarly, regarding the second conductor pattern, the improvement in the withstand voltage between the first external terminal electrode formed on the end surface and an outermost turn of the second conductor pattern is realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Hiroki TSUJIAI
  • Publication number: 20190013145
    Abstract: In a planar coil element, a dead space in a non-overlapping region is reduced by designing a total width of a first resin wall and a first turn located in the non-overlapping region to be narrow, more specifically, by designing the total width to be narrower than a total width of a second turn outside the first turn and a second resin wall located inside the turn and also than a total width of a third turn on the outer side and a third resin wall located inside the turn. As a result, a volume of a magnetic element body in a magnetic core portion of a coil can be increased, and an, inductance value, which is a magnetic characteristic, can also be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Hiroki TSUJIAI
  • Publication number: 20180193753
    Abstract: In an exemplary game device, a requesting unit requests establishment of a friendship using one of plural methods, the friendship being a relationship established based on a mutual agreement between users. A display control unit causes a display unit to display one of a request method by which establishment of the friendship has been requested by the requesting unit, and an establishing method by which the friendship has been established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Shinpei KIWADA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Kenichi TAKEMOTO, Xizhou XU
  • Publication number: 20160351316
    Abstract: A coil component in which a change in thicknesses of the winding part is prevented is provided. According to the coil component, since each of a pair of neighboring resin walls and a seed part between the pair of resin walls are separated by a predetermined distance, a plating part grown on the seed part is easy to grow uniformly between the pair of neighboring resin walls. For this reason, the winding part whose surface is gentle and in which a change in thickness is prevented is obtained by plating growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Yuuya KANAME, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Patent number: 9406420
    Abstract: A coil component 1 is provided with coil conductors 10a and 10b and a magnetic metal powder containing resin 22 (22a and 22b) covering the coil conductors 10a and 10b. The magnetic metal powder containing resin 22 includes first metal powder having a first average grain diameter, second metal powder having a second average grain diameter that is smaller than the first average grain diameter, and third metal powder having a third average grain diameter that is smaller than the second average grain diameter. The first average grain diameter is 15 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less. The third average grain diameter is 2 ?m or less. The first metal powder mainly contains Permalloy and the second and third metal powders mainly contain carbonyl iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Kyohei Tonoyama, Makoto Morita, Tomokazu Ito, Hideto Itoh, Yoshihiro Maeda, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Takahiro Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20160155550
    Abstract: In a coil component (planar coil element), at least part of a third metal magnetic powder constituting a metal magnetic powder and having a minimum average grain diameter is uncoated, which suppresses a reduction in magnetic permeability. On the other hand, the remaining metal powders are coated with glass, which improves the insulating properties of a metal magnetic powder-containing resin and reduces core loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO
  • Publication number: 20160155556
    Abstract: In a coil component 1 and a method for manufacturing the same, a winding part of a coil is grown by plating so as to extend between resin walls of a resin body provided before the coil is grown by plating. The resin wall is interposed between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil during the plating growth, and therefore contact between adjacent turns of the winding part of the coil cannot occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Hitoshi OHKUBO, Masazumi ARATA, Manabu OHTA, Shou KAWADAHARA, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Takahiro KAWAHARA, Hokuto EDA, Shigeki SATO