Patents by Inventor Tetsuro Harada

Tetsuro Harada 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: 20210226652
    Abstract: A radio-frequency module includes a mounting substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface on opposite sides of the mounting substrate; an external connection terminal arranged on the first main surface; and a first transmission power amplifier arranged on the first main surface. The first transmission power amplifier includes an amplifier first main surface closest to the first main surface, an amplifier second main surface that faces away from the amplifier first main surface, a first input-output electrode arranged on the amplifier first main surface and through which a radio-frequency signal input into the first transmission power amplifier or a radio-frequency signal output from the first transmission power amplifier is transmitted, and a first ground electrode arranged on the amplifier second main surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sho MATSUMOTO, Takanori UEJIMA, Yuji TAKEMATSU, Tetsuro HARADA, Dai NAKAGAWA, Naoya MATSUMOTO, Yutaka SASAKI, Yuuki FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20210219419
    Abstract: A radio frequency module includes: a first mounting board having a first principal surface and a second principal surface; a second mounting board having a third principal surface facing the second principal surface and a fourth principal surface; a transmission filter having a first mounting surface facing the second principal surface and a first top surface; and a reception filter having a second mounting surface facing the third principal surface and a second top surface; wherein the transmission and reception filters overlap at least partially in a plan view of the first and second mounting boards, an output terminal of the transmission filter is arranged on the first top surface, an input terminal of the reception filter is arranged on the second top surface, and the output and input terminals are connected by a conductive member not routed through the first mounting board or the second mounting board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji TAKEMATSU, Takanori UEJIMA, Sho MATSUMOTO, Tetsuro HARADA, Dai NAKAGAWA, Naoya MATSUMOTO, Yutaka SASAKI, Yuuki FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 10971466
    Abstract: A high frequency module includes a transmission power amplifier, a bump electrode connected to the transmission power amplifier, and a mounting board on which the transmission power amplifier is mounted, wherein the mounting board includes a via conductor having an elongated shape in the plan view of the mounting board, a board main part placed outside the via conductor, and an insulating part placed inside the via conductor, and the bump electrode and the via conductor are connected while at least partially overlapping each other in the foregoing plan view, and the board main part and the insulating part are each composed of an insulating material of the same kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunari Nakazawa, Takanori Uejima, Motoji Tsuda, Yuji Takematsu, Dai Nakagawa, Tetsuro Harada, Masahide Takebe, Naoya Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Sukemori, Mitsunori Samata, Yutaka Sasaki, Yuuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10964657
    Abstract: A radio-frequency module includes: a transmission power amplifier that includes first and second amplification transistors that are cascade connected to each other; and a mounting substrate that has first and second main surface that face each other, the transmission power amplifier being mounted on the first main surface. The first amplification transistor is arranged in a final stage and has a first emitter terminal. The second amplification transistor is arranged in a stage preceding the first amplification transistor and has a second emitter terminal. The mounting substrate has first to fourth ground electrode layers in order of proximity to the first main surface. The first emitter terminal and the second emitter terminal are not electrically connected to each other via an electrode on the first main surface and are not electrically connected to each other via the first ground electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunari Nakazawa, Takanori Uejima, Motoji Tsuda, Yuji Takematsu, Dai Nakagawa, Tetsuro Harada, Masahide Takebe, Naoya Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Sukemori, Mitsunori Samata, Yutaka Sasaki, Yuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10950569
    Abstract: A high frequency module includes a transmission power amplifier, a bump electrode connected to a principal surface of the transmission power amplifier and having an elongated shape in a plan view of the principal surface, and a mounting board on which the transmission power amplifier is mounted, wherein the mounting board includes a via conductor having an elongated shape in the plan view, the length direction of the bump electrode and the length direction of the via conductor are aligned in the plan view, and the bump electrode and the via conductor are connected in an overlapping area where the bump electrode and the via conductor overlap at least partially in the plan view, and the overlapping area is an area elongated in the length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunari Nakazawa, Takanori Uejima, Motoji Tsuda, Yuji Takematsu, Dai Nakagawa, Tetsuro Harada, Masahide Takebe, Naoya Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Sukemori, Mitsunori Samata, Yutaka Sasaki, Yuki Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20210006283
    Abstract: A radio frequency module is provided. A matching circuit includes an inductor which is connected in series to the power amplifier and is formed in a substrate. The substrate includes a ground layer, a low permittivity portion, and a high permittivity portion. The ground layer at least partially overlaps with a first input terminal of the low-noise amplifier in a plan view from a thickness direction of the substrate. The low permittivity portion at least partially overlaps with the first input terminal in a plan view from the thickness direction, and is provided between the first input terminal and the ground layer. The high permittivity portion is in contact with the inductor and has the permittivity greater than the permittivity of the low permittivity portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Tetsuro HARADA
  • Patent number: 10715186
    Abstract: In a high frequency module, a first band processing circuit, a second band processing circuit, and a third band processing circuit. The first band processing circuit is used at the same time as the third band processing circuit (D3) when wireless communication is performed. A frequency of a harmonic of a first transmission signal of the first band processing circuit is included in a frequency band of a third reception signal of the third band processing circuit. The second band processing circuit is not used at the same time as the first band processing circuit and the third band processing circuit (D3) when wireless communication is performed and is disposed between the first band processing circuit and the third band processing circuit in a plan view of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Harada
  • Publication number: 20200211998
    Abstract: A radio-frequency module includes: a transmitting circuit disposed on a mounting substrate to process a radio-frequency signal input from a transmission terminal and to output a resultant signal to a common terminal; a receiving circuit disposed on the mounting substrate to process a radio-frequency signal input from the common terminal and to output a resultant signal to a reception terminal; a first inductor included in a first transmitting circuit; and a bonding wire connected to the ground and bridging over the first inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Takanori UEJIMA, Yuji TAKEMATSU, Naoya MATSUMOTO, Shou MATSUMOTO, Tetsuro HARADA, Dai NAKAGAWA, Yutaka SASAKI, Yuuki FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20200051943
    Abstract: A high frequency module includes a transmission power amplifier, a bump electrode connected to the transmission power amplifier, and a mounting board on which the transmission power amplifier is mounted, wherein the mounting board includes a via conductor having an elongated shape in the plan view of the mounting board, a board main part placed outside the via conductor, and an insulating part placed inside the via conductor, and the bump electrode and the via conductor are connected while at least partially overlapping each other in the foregoing plan view, and the board main part and the insulating part are each composed of an insulating material of the same kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Katsunari NAKAZAWA, Takanori UEJIMA, Motoji TSUDA, Yuji TAKEMATSU, Dai NAKAGAWA, Tetsuro HARADA, Masahide TAKEBE, Naoya MATSUMOTO, Yoshiaki SUKEMORI, Mitsunori SAMATA, Yutaka SASAKI, Yuuki FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20200051942
    Abstract: A radio-frequency module includes: a transmission power amplifier that includes first and second amplification transistors that are cascade connected to each other; and a mounting substrate that has first and second main surface that face each other, the transmission power amplifier being mounted on the first main surface. The first amplification transistor is arranged in a final stage and has a first emitter terminal. The second amplification transistor is arranged in a stage preceding the first amplification transistor and has a second emitter terminal. The mounting substrate has first to fourth ground electrode layers in order of proximity to the first main surface. The first emitter terminal and the second emitter terminal are not electrically connected to each other via an electrode on the first main surface and are not electrically connected to each other via the first ground electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Katsunari NAKAZAWA, Takanori UEJIMA, Motoji TSUDA, Yuji TAKEMATSU, Dai NAKAGAWA, Tetsuro HARADA, Masahide TAKEBE, Naoya MATSUMOTO, Yoshiaki SUKEMORI, Mitsunori SAMATA, Yutaka SASAKI, Yuki FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20200051941
    Abstract: A high frequency module includes a transmission power amplifier, a bump electrode connected to a principal surface of the transmission power amplifier and having an elongated shape in a plan view of the principal surface, and a mounting board on which the transmission power amplifier is mounted, wherein the mounting board includes a via conductor having an elongated shape in the plan view, the length direction of the bump electrode and the length direction of the via conductor are aligned in the plan view, and the bump electrode and the via conductor are connected in an overlapping area where the bump electrode and the via conductor overlap at least partially in the plan view, and the overlapping area is an area elongated in the length direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Katsunari NAKAZAWA, Takanori UEJIMA, Motoji TSUDA, Yuji TAKEMATSU, Dai NAKAGAWA, Tetsuro HARADA, Masahide TAKEBE, Naoya MATSUMOTO, Yoshiaki SUKEMORI, Mitsunori SAMATA, Yutaka SASAKI, Yuki FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20190222237
    Abstract: In a high frequency module, a first band processing circuit, a second band processing circuit, and a third band processing circuit. The first band processing circuit is used at the same time as the third band processing circuit (D3) when wireless communication is performed. A frequency of a harmonic of a first transmission signal of the first band processing circuit is included in a frequency band of a third reception signal of the third band processing circuit. The second band processing circuit is not used at the same time as the first band processing circuit and the third band processing circuit (D3) when wireless communication is performed and is disposed between the first band processing circuit and the third band processing circuit in a plan view of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Tetsuro HARADA
  • Patent number: 10348268
    Abstract: A demultiplexing circuit (10) includes a band switch (20) and a first communication band phase adjustment circuit (30). The band switch (20) includes a shared terminal (P20) connected to a shared connection end (110), a first selection target terminal (P21) connected to a second signal end (122), and a second selection target terminal (P22) connected to a third signal end (123). In the band switch (20), the first selection target terminal (P21) and the second selection target terminal (P22) are selectively connected to the shared terminal (P20) in response to the communication band to be transmitted. The first communication band phase adjustment circuit (30) is connected between a first signal end (121) and a predetermined position in a transmission path where the shared connection end (110) and the shared terminal (P20) are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Harada
  • Publication number: 20180167049
    Abstract: A demultiplexing circuit (10) includes a band switch (20) and a first communication band phase adjustment circuit (30). The band switch (20) includes a shared terminal (P20) connected to a shared connection end (110), a first selection target terminal (P21) connected to a second signal end (122), and a second selection target terminal (P22) connected to a third signal end (123). In the band switch (20), the first selection target terminal (P21) and the second selection target terminal (P22) are selectively connected to the shared terminal (P20) in response to the communication band to be transmitted. The first communication band phase adjustment circuit (30) is connected between a first signal end (121) and a predetermined position in a transmission path where the shared connection end (110) and the shared terminal (P20) are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Tetsuro HARADA
  • Patent number: 9883585
    Abstract: A radio-frequency circuit module includes a multilayer body and a surface-mount component mounted on a front surface of the multilayer body. The surface-mount component includes variable capacitance elements integrated therein. Inductors including conductor patterns are provided in the multilayer body. On a back surface of the multilayer body, a first external connection terminal and a second external connection terminal are sandwiched between ground connection terminals. Ground via-conductors connected to ground connection terminals extend to the front surface of the multilayer body. The ground via-conductors are connected to each other in a layer near the front surface by a ground connection conductor which extends in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Harada
  • Patent number: 9571145
    Abstract: A high frequency circuit module includes a variable inductance circuit portion and a reactance circuit portion. The variable inductance circuit portion is connected between an antenna port and ground. The variable reactance circuit is connected between the antenna port and a front-end port. The variable inductance circuit portion includes a first inductor, a second inductor, and a switch. The first inductor is connected between the antenna port and the ground. The second inductor and the switch are connected in series, and this series circuit is connected in parallel to the first inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Nagumo, Tetsuro Harada, Minoru Iwanaga, Tomohiro Nagai
  • Publication number: 20150271916
    Abstract: A radio-frequency circuit module includes a multilayer body and a surface-mount component mounted on a front surface of the multilayer body. The surface-mount component includes variable capacitance elements integrated therein. Inductors including conductor patterns are provided in the multilayer body. On a back surface of the multilayer body, a first external connection terminal and a second external connection terminal are sandwiched between ground connection terminals. Ground via-conductors connected to ground connection terminals extend to the front surface of the multilayer body. The ground via-conductors are connected to each other in a layer near the front surface by a ground connection conductor which extends in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the extending direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Tetsuro HARADA
  • Publication number: 20150118984
    Abstract: A high frequency circuit module includes a variable inductance circuit portion and a reactance circuit portion. The variable inductance circuit portion is connected between an antenna port and ground. The variable reactance circuit is connected between the antenna port and a front-end port. The variable inductance circuit portion includes a first inductor, a second inductor, and a switch. The first inductor is connected between the antenna port and the ground. The second inductor and the switch are connected in series, and this series circuit is connected in parallel to the first inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Shoji NAGUMO, Tetsuro HARADA, Minoru IWANAGA, Tomohiro NAGAI
  • Patent number: 8390392
    Abstract: In a variable capacitance module capable of achieving necessary variable capacitance ranges, a variable capacitance circuit includes a variable capacitance element and fixed capacitance elements. A first variable capacitance element and a first fixed capacitance element are connected in series, and the series circuit thereof and a second fixed capacitance element are connected in parallel. Accordingly, with reference to the capacitance of the second fixed capacitance element, the range of the combined capacitance of the variable capacitance circuit is provided by a step size of capacitance based on the combined capacitance of the variable capacitance element and the first fixed capacitance element. The first and second fixed capacitance elements are defined by inner-layer flat-plate electrodes in a laminated substrate, and the variable capacitance element is defined by an MEMS element mounted on a top surface of the laminated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nagai, Ken Tonegawa, Tetsuro Harada
  • Publication number: 20120062332
    Abstract: In a variable capacitance module capable of achieving necessary variable capacitance ranges, a variable capacitance circuit includes a variable capacitance element and fixed capacitance elements. A first variable capacitance element and a first fixed capacitance element are connected in series, and the series circuit thereof and a second fixed capacitance element are connected in parallel. Accordingly, with reference to the capacitance of the second fixed capacitance element, the range of the combined capacitance of the variable capacitance circuit is provided by a step size of capacitance based on the combined capacitance of the variable capacitance element and the first fixed capacitance element. The first and second fixed capacitance elements are defined by inner-layer flat-plate electrodes in a laminated substrate, and the variable capacitance element is defined by an MEMS element mounted on a top surface of the laminated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro NAGAI, Ken TONEGAWA, Tetsuro HARADA