US Pat. No. 9,554,493

HOLDER AND NOISE CURRENT ABSORBER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A holder for a noise current absorber, comprising:
a pair of accommodating portions; and
one or more pairs of an engaging portion and an engaged portion, wherein
the pair of accommodating portions is configured that the accommodating portions comprise recesses respectively, each recess
is capable of accommodating each of a pair of magnetic bodies therein, and the pair of magnetic bodies abuts against each
other to exhibit a cylindrical shape or an annular shape as a whole of the pair of magnetic bodies when the recesses are arranged
to face each other and the accommodating portions abut against each other in a state that each magnetic body is accommodated
in each recess,

the one or more pairs of the engaging portion and the engaged portion are provided to each of the pair of accommodating portions
and are configured to be able to maintain a state that the pair of magnetic bodies exhibits the cylindrical shape or the annular
shape by engagement of the engaging portion and the engaged portion with each other when the recesses are arranged to face
each other and the accommodating portions abut against each other,

the engaging portion and the engaged portion are configured to be engaged with each other in a case where at least one of
the engaging portion and the engaged portion is displaced to an engagement position while being elastically deformed and reaches
the engagement position when the engaging portion is inserted in the engaged portion, and furthermore,

the engaging portion and the engaged portion are configured to form a through hole that penetrates in an insertion direction
of the engaging portion in a state of being engaged with each other, the through hole is configured that a jig can be inserted
in the through hole from either one of openings provided at both ends of the through hole, and the engaging portion and the
engaged portion are configured that engagement between the engaging portion and the engaged portion is released and the engaging
portion can be pulled out of the engaged portion when at least one of the engaging portion and the engaged portion is applied
with an external force to be elastically deformed by using the jig inserted in the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,596,763

CAPACITOR HOLDER, AND CAPACITOR HOLDING STRUCTURE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A capacitor holder, comprising:
a holding portion made of a resin to have a cylindrical inner wall surface, at least an outer peripheral portion of the inner
wall surface being open, the holding portion being configured to hold a capacitor inserted through the opening into an inside
of the inner wall surface while elastically deforming the resin;

a fixed portion formed of the resin integrally with the holding portion and positioned opposite to the opening of the holding
portion;

a pair of fitting grooves formed at a pair of end surfaces of the fixed portion opposed to each other adjacent to the holding
portion, the pair of fitting grooves being configured to fittably engage with end edges of a printed circuit board to extend
along a surface of the printed circuit board; and

a proximity suppressor formed of the resin as a part of the fixed portion and configured to suppress portions of the fixed
portion where the fitting grooves are formed from being brought into proximity each other.

US Pat. No. 9,655,290

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING STRUCTURE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. An electromagnetic shielding structure comprising:
one or more gripping members and a shielding case,
the one or more gripping members being surface-mounted on a mounting surface of an electronic component of a printed circuit
board,

the shielding case being held with the gripping member and thereby attached to the printed circuit board,
the shielding case comprising a roof section and a plurality of side walls,
the roof section configured to face the printed circuit board at a position to form a gap with the printed circuit board when
the shielding case is attached to the printed circuit board, each of the plurality of side walls configured to be held with
the gripping member in a state hanging toward the printed circuit board from each of a plurality of positions on a periphery
of the roof section when the shielding case is attached to the printed circuit board, the roof section comprising a polygonal
panel that is shaped so as not to fit inside a 30 mm ×30 mm square region,

the side walls comprising panels that are provided so as to hang from portions corresponding to part or entirety of some of
sides of the polygonal roof, each side wall being configured to contact the gripping member at a position within a predetermined
distance from an edge of that side wall in a direction perpendicular to both a thickness direction of that side wall and a
thickness direction of the printed circuit board,

the electronic component mounted on the mounting surface being configured to be accommodated in a space surrounded by the
printed circuit board, the roof section, and the side walls, and a conductor provided on the printed circuit board and the
shielding case being configured to be electrically connected via the gripping member, when the shielding case is attached
to the printed circuit board;

the inner surface side grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion respectively have a spring portion formed by cutting
and raising part of the inner surface side grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion into a tongue shape, a spring
length from a base end to a leading end of the spring portion of one of the inner surface side grip portion and the outer
surface side grip portion is greater than a spring length from a base end to a leading end of the spring portion of the other
of the inner surface side grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion, one of the spring portion of the inner surface
side grip portion and the spring portion of the outer surface side grip portion has a convex portion that projects toward
the other of the spring portion of the inner surface side grip portion and the spring portion of the outer surface side grip
portion;

wherein each of the one or more gripping members comprises one or more grip portions, the grip portions comprising one or
more inner surface side grip portions to be pressed against an inner surface of an end region of the side wall and one or
more outer surface side grip portions to be pressed against an outer surface of the end region of the side wall, and the inner
surface side grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion provided on the one or more gipping members are configured
to hold the shielding case,

and wherein the end region of the side wall is provided with a hole and the spring portion of one of the inner surface side
grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion having the spring length that is shorter is configured to be fitted into
the hole such that it is difficult for the side wall to escape from between the inner surface side grip portion and the outer
surface side grip portion.

US Pat. No. 9,273,205

VIBRATION DAMPING MATERIAL

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A vibration damping material comprising a composition as a main component, the composition being prepared by mixing, based
on 100 parts by weight of acrylic rubber that is a polymer of at least one monomer selected from alkyl acrylate, alkoxyalkyl
acrylate, alkyl methacrylate, and alkoxyalkyl methacrylate and a monomer that serves as an epoxy-based crosslinking point,
in an external ratio, 0.01 to 15 parts by weight of organic peroxide that can crosslink between epoxy-based crosslinking points
with each other, 1 to 100 parts by weight of tackifying resin, 1 to 20 parts by weight of plasticizer, 25 to 50 parts by weight
of carbon black having a mean particle diameter of 22 to 45 nm, and 15 to 35 parts by weight of carbon black having a mean
particle diameter of 70 to 85 nm; and crosslinking crosslinking points in the acrylic rubber with each other through the organic
peroxide.

US Pat. No. 9,281,591

CONTACT MEMBER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact member configured to be surface-mounted on a mounting object, including single metal plate having electrical
conductivity and elasticity, the contact member comprising:
a first flat-plate portion;
a pair of leg portions extending from respective ends of the first flat-plate portion on a first direction side and on a second
direction side of a first orientation in the first flat-plate portion in a direction intersecting with the first flat-plate
portion;

a second flat-plate portion connected to an extending end of the leg portion and disposed in parallel to the first flat-plate
portion; and

a projection portion extending from an end of the first flat-plate portion on a first direction side of a second orientation,
which intersects with the first orientation in the first flat-plate portion, in the same direction as the direction where
the leg portion extends, and being bent in a second direction of the second orientation to pass through a space between the
pair of leg portions, thereby projecting in the second direction of the second orientation, wherein:

the projection portion is provided with a protruding portion that expands along the first orientation; and
when the projection portion is displaced in the second direction of the second orientation, the expansion portion is locked
by the leg portion.

US Pat. No. 9,704,638

OUTPUT NOISE REDUCING DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. An output noise reducing device that reduces noise that becomes mixed in an output signal from electronic equipment housed
in a metal casing comprising:
an output line; and
a magnetic material core, wherein:
one end of the output line is a connection terminal connected to an output end associated with the electronic equipment, and
the other end is an output terminal;

the magnetic material core has a through-hole through which the output line is disposed; and
electromagnetic coupling from the electronic equipment is separated between the output terminal and at least a part of the
magnetic material core on a side close to the output terminal along the output line;

the connection terminal of the output line is connected to the output end of the electronic equipment in the metal casing;
the output terminal of the output line is disposed outside the metal casing via an opening of the metal casing through which
the output line is disposed; and

at least a part of the magnetic material core on the side close to the output terminal is positioned outside the metal casing
or in the opening of the metal casing.

US Pat. No. 9,276,390

BUS BAR ASSEMBLY

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A bus bar assembly comprising:
a magnetic body having at least a first insertion hole and a second insertion hole; and
a bus bar disposed through the first and second insertion holes, wherein:
the bus bar is configured so that directions of electrical current flowing therethrough are opposed to each other at least
once;

the magnetic body includes a middle leg in a middle region located between portions of the bus bar, where the directions of
current are opposed to each other and end legs in end regions located opposite the middle region with respect to the portions
of the bus bar;

at least the middle leg defines a gap which renders a magnetic field discontinuous, the magnetic field being produced by the
current flowing through the bus bar;

the bus bar is configured to extend through the first insertion hole of the magnetic body from a first side of the magnetic
body to a second side opposed to the first side with respect to an extending direction of the bus bar and further through
the second insertion hole from the second side to the first side, the middle leg being located between the first and second
insertion holes; and

the bus bar prevents the magnetic body from movement in any direction when the magnetic body is assembled with the bus bar.

US Pat. No. 9,105,387

RETAINER AND NOISE CURRENT ABSORBER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A retainer comprising:
first and second housings having open surfaces for accommodating a respective body; and a connecting portion connecting outer
peripheral surfaces of the first and second housings;

wherein the retainer is configured to be moved into a closed state with the open surfaces of the first and second of housings
mated together with one another and to be moved into an open state with the open surfaces of the first and second housings
separated from one another; parts of wall surfaces comprising a portion of the first and second housings are configured as
flexible walls capable of deforming, and the connecting portion is directly connected to the flexible wall of the first housing
and the flexible wall of the second housing; and each of the flexible walls is defined between a pair of spaced apart slits
formed in the outer peripheral surfaces of the first and second housings.

US Pat. No. 9,064,634

CAPACITOR HOLDER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A capacitor holder that can hold a capacitor, the capacitor holder comprising:
a body part formed of an electrically insulating material, the body part being formed in a shape into which a tip end of the
capacitor can be fitted; and

a lead part formed of a metal material, the lead part being fixed to the body part and able to be soldered to a predetermined
fitting location, the lead part being able to be capacitively coupled to a case which is in exterior of the capacitor,

the body part having an abutment portion which abuts a tip end surface of the capacitor, when the tip end of the capacitor
is fitted into the body part,

the lead part being fixed to the body part at a position opposite to the capacitor with respect to a reference plane, which
is a plane including the tip end surface of the capacitor abutting the abutment portion.

US Pat. No. 9,472,903

GRIP MEMBER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A grip member comprising:
a base portion; and
one or more pairs of grip portions, wherein:
the base portion comprises a joint surface to be soldered to a conductor portion of a printed wiring board;
each of the one or more pairs of grip portions extends from the base portion and is configured to be elastically deformable;
the one or more pairs of grip portions, in a case that a plate-like portion as a part of a shield case is disposed perpendicular
to the printed wiring board when the shield case is disposed at a position where the shield case covers an electronic component
mounted on the printed wiring board, are configured to bring the plate-like portion into a state of being gripped by bringing
at least one grip portion into press-contact with one surface of opposite surfaces of the plate-like portion and bringing
at least one grip portion into press-contact with the other surface;

of one and the other of the pair of grip portions, the one grip portion comprises a first spring portion and a second spring
portion;

the first spring portion is formed into a shape that extends in a direction apart from the base portion ranging from a base
end integrally formed on the base portion to a distal end of the first spring portion;

the second spring portion is formed into a shape that extends in a direction approaching the base portion ranging from a base
end integrally formed on the first spring portion to a distal end and a shape that a part closer to the distal end of the
second spring portion is closer to the other grip portion;

the other grip portion comprises a third spring portion and a fourth spring portion;
the third spring portion is formed into a shape that extends in a direction apart from the base portion ranging from a base
end integrally formed on the base portion to a distal end;

the fourth spring portion is formed into a shape that extends in a direction approaching the base portion ranging from a base
end integrally formed on the third spring portion to a distal end and a shape that a part closer to the distal end of the
fourth spring portion is closer to the one grip portion; and

the second spring portion and the fourth spring portion are configured to be able to grip the shield case by holding the shield
case between the second spring portion and the fourth spring portion and to be in contact with the shield case at different
positions in regard to at least a direction orthogonal to the joint surface when the shield case is gripped.

US Pat. No. 9,301,398

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A transparent conductive film, comprising:
a substrate film comprising a transparent resin;
a high refractive index coat layer formed on a surface of the substrate film, the high refractive index coat layer having
an optical refractive index that is higher than that of the substrate film;

a low refractive index coat layer formed on a surface of the high refractive index coat layer, the low refractive index coat
layer having an optical refractive index that is lower than that of the high refractive index coat layer;

a moisture-proof underlying layer formed on a surface of the low refractive index coat layer and comprising silicon oxide;
and

a transparent wiring layer patterned on a surface of the underlying layer and comprising crystalline ITO having an optical
refractive index that is higher than that of the underlying layer, wherein

a crystallite size of ITO in the transparent wiring layer is in the range of 7.8 nm to 9 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,455,389

THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT, AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE

National Institute of Adv...

3. A thermoelectric conversion module comprising:
a plurality of p-type elements each composed of p-type thermoelectric material and a plurality of n-type elements each composed
of n-type thermoelectric material, the plurality of p-type elements and the plurality of n-type elements being spatially arranged
parallel to one another with a space provided therebetween;

wherein on a first end side, one of the p-type elements and one of the n-type elements are electrically connected to each
other via a first electrode;

on a second end side, the one of the p-type elements and another one of the n-type elements are electrically connected to
each other via a second electrode at least some of the p-type elements and at least some of the n-type elements are alternately
connected electronically in series; and

one or more of the plurality of p-type elements and the plurality of n-type elements is a thermoelectric conversion element
comprising:

a plurality of particles composed of thermoelectric material and linearly connected sequentially in series to each other,
and adjacent particles, of the plurality of particles, form an adjacent pair of the plurality of particles; and

a protrusion located between and coupling each adjacent pair of the plurality of particles to each other sequentially in series,
and the protrusion being formed from thermoelectric material which protrudes outwardly from a connection point of the respective
protrusion with each adjacent pair of the plurality of particles,

wherein the protrusion has one of:
a continuous shape extending around an entire periphery of the protrusion, or
a shape in which one or more interrupted portions exist in a range of the entire periphery of the protrusion;
a circumferential length of any interrupted portion of the protrusion is less than one half of the entire periphery of the
protrusion;

the plurality of particles are arranged so that an overall structure of the thermoelectric conversion element, of the one
or more of the plurality of the p-type elements and the plurality of n-type elements, forms a columnar arrangement; and

a narrowed portion is formed, in the columnar arrangement, between each adjacent pair of the plurality of particles in the
thermoelectric conversion element of the one or more of the plurality of p-type elements and the plurality of n-type elements.

US Pat. No. 9,370,131

SURFACE MOUNT CLIP

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A surface mount clip comprising:
a bottom portion having a flat surface;
a pair of clip spring portions which extend from the bottom portion and are provided in an upstanding manner and the pair
of clip spring portions facing each other so as to form a gap therebetween, and the pair of clip spring portions being configured
to clip a plate material inserted into the gap by a resilient clamping force;

a bottom spring portion being cut from the bottom portion and a first one of the pair of clip spring portions to form a cut,
the bottom spring portion having one edge supported by and continuous with the first one of the pair of clip spring portions,
and

the cut being located between the bottom spring portion and the bottom portion, and the cut also being located between a portion
of the first one of the pair of clip spring portions and the bottom spring portion,

the bottom spring portion comprising:
a plate-like portion which is separated and spaced from the bottom portion by the cut and projects away from the bottom portion
toward the gap;

the plate-like portion, when the plate material is not inserted into the gap and the plate-like portion is not pressed by
the plate material, extends parallel to the bottom portion; and

each of the pair of clip spring portions having a guide part for receiving the plate material, and the guide part of one of
the pair of clip spring portions and the guide part of the other of the pair of clip spring portions having different shapes
from one another.

US Pat. No. 9,331,657

BUS BAR WITH NOISE FILTER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

4. A bus bar device with a noise filter, comprising:
a magnetic body;
a bus bar having an input end and an output end and extending through the magnetic body;
an earth bar formed of an electrically conductive material and extending through the magnetic body, the earth bar having two
ends, at least one of the two ends is connected to a ground conductor surface; and

a dielectric member formed of a dielectric material and located between the bus bar and the earth bar, thereby forming a capacitor
between the bus bar and the earth bar.

US Pat. No. 9,508,489

CAPACITOR HOLDER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A capacitor holder, comprising:
a cylindrical portion made of a resin having a cylindrical shape and externally fitted to a capacitor;
a pair of protrusions formed integrally with the cylindrical portion, the protrusions protruding from positions opposed to
each other with respect to an axis of the cylindrical portion in an outward direction of the cylindrical portion; and

a pair of metal pins protruding along the axis from axial end surfaces of the protrusions, the metal pins configured to solder
the cylindrical portion and the protrusions to a printed circuit board, wherein

a distance between the axis and outer circumferences of the protrusions is less than 0.76 times of an inner diameter of the
cylindrical portion.

US Pat. No. 9,570,827

CONTACT MEMBER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact member comprising:
a thin plate member having spring characteristics and electrical conductivity, and
an elastomer portion,
wherein the thin plate member comprises:
a joint portion having a joint surface to be joined to a first member,
a contact portion contactable with a second member, and
a connecting portion having a length component in a direction intersecting the joint surface, and having a first end continuous
to the joint portion and a second end continuous to the contact portion,

wherein the connecting portion comprises at least two narrow portions, each having a smaller dimension in a width direction
than a dimension adjacent each of the narrow portions, and the width direction of one of the narrow portions being a different
direction from the width direction of the other narrow portion,

wherein the elastomer portion is disposed on a back side of an area of the contact portion, the area being contactable with
the second member, and

wherein the elastomer portion is configured to elastically deform between the contact portion and one of the joint portion
and the first member, when the contact portion is displaced toward the first member.

US Pat. No. 9,196,395

CONDUCTIVE MEMBER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A conductive member comprising:
a metal part; and
an elastomer part,
wherein the metal part is formed of a planar body of a single metallic member, the metal part including at least one upper
surface-side convex part formed in the planar body so as to protrude toward a side of an upper surface of the planar body
and at least one under surface-side convex part formed in the planar body so as to protrude toward a side of an under surface
of the planar body,

wherein the at least one upper surface-side convex part is formed in such a manner that at least one of at least one through
hole and at least one notch is formed in the planar body, a pair of portions of the planar body are respectively located on
both sides where the at least one of the at least one through hole and the at least one notch is located therebetween, and
one of the pair of portions is bent in a protruding manner toward the side of the upper surface of the planar body,

wherein the at least one under surface-side convex part is formed in such a manner that the other of the pair of portions
of the planar body is bent in a protruding manner toward the side of the under surface of the planar body,

wherein the elastomer part includes an elastomeric material and is configured to bury therein the metal part in a state where
a top end portion of the at least one upper surface-side convex part and a top end portion of the at least one under surface-side
convex part are exposed to an outside of the elastomer part,

wherein the conductive member is configured such that, in a state where the conductive member is oriented such that the top
end portion of the at least one upper surface-side convex part is brought into contact with a first member of a pair of members
between which the conductive member is to be clamped and that the top end portion of the at least one under surface-side convex
part is brought into contact with a second member of the pair of members, when the conductive member is interposed between
the first member and the second member, the elastomer part is elastically deformed so that the top end portion of the at least
one upper surface-side convex part is pressed toward a side of the second member and the top end portion of the at least one
under surface-side convex part is pressed toward a side of the first member.

US Pat. No. 9,587,153

HEAT STORAGE MATERIAL COMPOSITION AND HEAT STORAGE MATERIAL

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A heat storage material composition comprising:
a styrene-ethylene-ethylene-propylene-styrene copolymer;
not less than 300 parts by mass and not more than 1000 parts by mass of a paraffin-based wax having a melting point of 30
to 170° C. with respect to 100 parts by mass of the styrene-ethylene-ethylene-propylene-styrene copolymer; and

not less than 100 parts by mass and not more than 250 parts by mass of a paraffin-based process oil having a molecular weight
of 400 to 800 with respect to 100 parts by mass of the styrene-ethylene-ethylene-propylene-styrene copolymer,

wherein the paraffin-based process oil softens the styrene-ethylene-ethylene-propylene-styrene copolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,510,452

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MEMBER AND ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING STRUCTURE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. An electromagnetic shielding member comprising:
a shielding portion, including a metal material, for sealing an electronic component on an electronic circuit board, between
the shielding portion itself and the electronic circuit board;

a dielectric portion between a conductive portion of the electronic component, and the shielding portion, the dielectric portion
including a dielectric material having a relative permittivity of 6 or more; and

a laminated portion around the electronic component, the laminated portion being a laminate of the shielding portion and the
dielectric portion;

wherein the laminated portion is configured in such a manner that capacitive coupling occurs between the shielding portion
and a ground layer of the electronic circuit board via the dielectric portion.

US Pat. No. 9,693,494

NOISE REDUCTION DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A noise reduction device comprising:
a conductive bar of conductive material extending through a through hole in a metal housing to the outside;
a magnetic material core of magnetic material disposed at a peripheral edge of the conductive bar;
a substrate attached to the conductive bar so as to be adjacent to the magnetic material core;
a capacitor mounted on the substrate and having a first terminal connected to the conductive bar and a second terminal connected
to an inner wall of the through hole; and

a blocking unit blocking an opening of the through hole so as to affix the conductive bar to the metal housing, wherein
the magnetic material core, the substrate, and the capacitor are disposed in the through hole blocked by the blocking unit,
and

the conductive bar has an outer end that functions as an output terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,692,385

NOISE REDUCTION DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A noise reduction device comprising:
a conductive bar of conductive material;
a magnetic material core of magnetic material disposed at surroundings of the conductive bar;
a substrate attached to the conductive bar so as to be adjacent to the magnetic material core;
a metal tubular portion with a through hole having the conductive bar penetrating therethrough and accommodating the magnetic
material core and the substrate therein;

a capacitor mounted on the substrate and having a first terminal connected to the conductive bar and a second terminal connected
to an inner wall of the through hole; and

a blocking unit blocking an opening of the through hole so as to affix the conductive bar with respect to the metal housing
and the tubular portion, wherein

the tubular portion includes an outer peripheral surface having a screwed engagement part screwedly engaged with the metal
housing,

the magnetic material core, the substrate, and the capacitor are disposed in the through hole blocked by the blocking unit,
and

the conductive bar has an outer end that functions as an output terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,659,702

OUTPUT NOISE REDUCING DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. An output noise reducing device that reduces noise that becomes mixed in an output signal from electronic equipment housed
in a metal casing comprising:
an output line; and
a magnetic material core, wherein:
one end of the output line is a connection terminal connected to an output end associated with the electronic equipment, and
the other end is an output terminal;

the magnetic material core has a through-hole through which the output line is disposed; and
electromagnetic coupling from the electronic equipment is separated between the output terminal and at least a part of the
magnetic material core on a side close to the output terminal along the output line;

the connection terminal of the output line is connected to the output end of the electronic equipment in the metal casing;
the output terminal of the output line is disposed outside the metal casing via an opening of the metal casing through which
the output line is disposed; and

at least a part of the magnetic material core on the side close to the output terminal is positioned outside the metal casing
or in the opening of the metal casing.

US Pat. No. 9,167,698

SURFACE MOUNT CLIP

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A surface mount clip formed by bending a metallic thin plate, and the surface mount clip comprising:
a solder joint part in which a lower surface thereof is to be a solder joint surface to be soldered and connected to a conductor
pattern on a printed circuit board, when the surface mount clip is mounted on an attachment surface of the printed circuit
board;

a pair of support parts spaced from one another and extending from the solder joint part in an upward direction from an upper
surface of the solder joint part, and the pair of support parts extending parallel but displaced from one another such that
when the solder joint part is soldered and connected to the printed circuit board, an interval formed between the pair of
support parts, allows a conductive member, other than the printed circuit board, to be inserted therein; and

a resilient contact part that is connected at least to one of the pair of support parts in a manner inclined toward the solder
joint part, is resiliently deformed and pressed by the conductive member, when the conductive member is inserted between the
pair of support parts, and electrically connects the conductor pattern and the conductive member by securing the conductive
member between the pair of support parts;

wherein the pair of support parts each comprises a parallel support portion disposed in parallel to the soldered joint part;
and

the pair of support parts each having first end, located in a direction perpendicular to a pressing direction of the resilient
contact part, directly connected to one of the pluralities of the solder joint parts, and an opposed second end directly connected
to another of the pluralities of the solder joint parts.

US Pat. No. 9,648,793

CONDUCTIVE MEMBER AND ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD STRUCTURE

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A conductive member comprising:
a bent metal thin plate, wherein
the metal thin plate includes
a base portion having a first surface serving as a joint surface for soldering,
a first spring portion connected to part of the base portion, and
a second spring portion provided above a second surface of the base portion opposite to the first surface,
the first spring portion inclines in a direction away from a tangent plane of the first surface such that an angle between
the first spring portion and the first surface is an obtuse angle, and generates repulsion force against force toward the
tangent plane, and

the second spring portion generates repulsion force parallel to a direction from the base portion toward the first spring
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,735,483

CONTACT

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact comprising:
a conductive spring member having a bonding surface to be bonded to a conductor pattern of a printed wiring board, the spring
member causing elastic deformation by being sandwiched between the conductor pattern and a conductive member different from
the printed wiring board; and

a housing made of resin that engages with the spring member, the housing surrounding at least a part of the spring member
from both sides at least across a deformation direction of respective portions of the spring member so as to support the spring
member on the printed wiring board, wherein

in a state where an external force does not act on the spring member or the housing when mounted on the printed wiring board,
the bonding surface is in contact with the conductor pattern while the housing is spaced from the printed wiring board.

US Pat. No. 9,876,364

POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, VEHICLE, AND POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power receiving device comprising:
a power receiving unit for receiving power from a power transmission unit in a noncontact manner; and
a magnetic shield located opposite to said power transmission unit with said power receiving unit interposed therebetween,
and having at least a part facing said power receiving unit, wherein

said magnetic shield includes:
a first magnetic sheet located beside said power receiving unit;
a conductive sheet located opposite to said power receiving unit with said first magnetic sheet interposed therebetween; and
a second magnetic sheet located opposite to said first magnetic sheet with said conductive sheet interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,728,317

NOISE SUPPRESSION MEMBER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A noise suppression member comprising:
a plurality of magnetic cores, each being configured in an annular shape; and
a case for arranging and housing the plurality of magnetic cores in an axial direction orthogonal to a radial direction of
each of the plurality of magnetic cores;

each of the plurality of magnetic cores being formed into the annular shape by bringing a pair of split cores constituted
by a magnetic material into contact with each other;

the case including a pair of housings and an engagement mechanism capable of mutually fixing the pair of housings;
the plurality of magnetic cores being constituted by a plurality of the split cores housed in a first housing of the pair
of housings and a plurality of the split cores housed in a second housing of the pair of housings being brought into contact
with each other on a one-to-one basis as a result of the pair of housings being mutually fixed by the engagement mechanism;
and

the noise suppression member being configured such that a restraining member can be attached, the restraining member restraining
a cable in a state of contact with an inner periphery of the plurality of magnetic cores at a location between an adjacent
two of the plurality of magnetic cores, by coming into contact with the cable passing through an inner peripheral side of
the plurality of magnetic cores.

US Pat. No. 9,787,011

SURFACE MOUNTING CONTACT MEMBER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact member comprising:
a base portion including a joint portion solderable to a first conductor; and
an elastic contact portion formed continuously to the base portion and including a contact portion contactable with a second
conductor, wherein

the elastic contact portion has such elasticity that the elastic contact portion elastically deforms in response to contact
between the contact portion and the second conductor to bias the contact portion toward the second conductor,

the base portion and the elastic contact portion form an integrated molded body including a metal thin plate having electrical
conductivity and a spring characteristic,

the metal thin plate is a clad material including two or more metal layers stacked in a plate thickness direction of the metal
thin plate,

a first layer serving as one surface layer of the two or more stacked metal layers includes a metal member having a spring
characteristic, and a second layer serving as another surface layer of the two or more stacked metal layers includes an aluminum
member,

the joint portion includes the first layer or the first layer that is plated, and
the contact portion includes the second layer.

US Pat. No. 9,828,151

SECURING MECHANISM

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A securing mechanism formed integrally with a main body and configured to be able to be secured, together with the main
body, to a mounting surface, the securing mechanism comprising:
a supporting column;
an elastic piece; and
a plurality of locking pieces,
wherein the supporting column projects from a portion formed continuously with the main body in one direction, and the supporting
column is insertable into a hole formed in the mounting surface from a tip end of the supporting column in a direction of
a projection of the supporting column,

wherein, in the supporting column, a plurality of ribs is provided in at least an area formed continuously with the main body,
wherein the elastic piece is provided at a position that abuts the mounting surface on an inlet side of the hole when the
supporting column is inserted into the hole, and, upon the abutment on the mounting surface, the elastic piece is configured
to be elastically deformed so as to exert a force on the supporting column in a direction of extracting the supporting column
from the hole,

wherein, when the supporting column is inserted into the hole, at least one of the plurality of locking pieces is configured
to be caught by or brought into pressure-contact with an outlet-side peripheral portion of the hole or an inner surface area
of the hole, thereby exerting a force on the supporting column in a direction of inhibiting the extraction of the supporting
column from the hole,

wherein the plurality of locking pieces extend such that each of the plurality of locking pieces extends from an outer surface
of the supporting column in a direction forming an obtuse angle with respect to a direction of insertion of the supporting
column,

wherein each of the plurality of locking pieces has a shape corresponding to a part of a cylindrical body that expands from
one end toward another end in a shape of a circular truncated cone, and the plurality of locking pieces are disposed at positions
at which a center of the cylindrical body coincides with a center of the supporting column,

wherein the plurality of locking pieces form a plurality of arrays extending in the direction of the projection of the supporting
column,

wherein respective locking pieces of the plurality of locking pieces included in each array of the plurality of arrays are
aligned to be spaced apart from one another in the direction of the projection of the supporting column,

wherein the plurality of arrays comprise a first array and a second array, positions of the locking pieces included in the
first array being displaced from positions of corresponding locking pieces included in the second array in the direction of
the projection of the supporting column;

wherein the plurality of ribs are coupled to the supporting column and the elastic piece,
wherein at least one of the plurality of ribs is disposed between the plurality of arrays, and
wherein at least one of the plurality of ribs is provided such that at least a part thereof is gradually tapered, from a portion
where the supporting column and the main body are continuously formed towards a tip end portion of the at least one of the
plurality of ribs.

US Pat. No. 9,868,889

THERMAL CONDUCTIVE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ABSORBING SHEET

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A thermal conductive electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet comprising:
a polymer including acrylate ester as a monomer;
a metal magnetic oxide; and
a flame retardant filler subjected to a surface treatment, wherein
the metal magnetic oxide includes a small-diameter metal magnetic oxide with an average particle diameter of 1 to 10 ?m and
a large-diameter metal magnetic oxide with an average particle diameter of 50 to 100 ?m,

a mixing ratio between the small-diameter metal magnetic oxide and the large-diameter metal magnetic oxide is in a range of
9:13 to 15:7 in volume ratio,

the small-diameter metal magnetic oxide and the large-diameter metal magnetic oxide are contained by 55 to 60 vol % in total
in the entire thermal conductive electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet,

the flame retardant filler subjected to the surface treatment is contained by 8 to 10 vol % in the entire thermal conductive
electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet, and

the flame retardant filler includes magnesium hydroxide having an average particle diameter of 0.5 to 2 ?m and subjected to
a higher fatty acid process and aluminum hydroxide having an average particle diameter of 1 to 10 ?m and subjected to a titanating
process.

US Pat. No. 10,118,367

THERMAL CONDUCTING SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A thermal conducting sheet comprising a low-hardness layer and a reinforcing layer laminated on one side or both sides of the low-hardness layer, the reinforcing layer having a hardness greater than a hardness of the low-hardness layer;wherein the low-hardness layer comprises:
from 18 to 25 mass % of acrylic polymer,
from 30 to 35 mass % of silicon carbide having an average particle size of from 60 ?m to 100 ?m,
from 15 to 23 mass % of aluminum hydroxide having an average particle size of from 10 ?m to 50 ?m,
from 18 to 30 mass % of magnesium hydroxide having an average particle size of from 1 ?m to 2 ?m, and
from 1 to 5 mass % of plasticizer; and
the reinforcing layer comprises:
from 20 to 30 mass % of acrylic polymer and from 60 to 80 mass % of aluminum hydroxide having an average particle size of from 10 ?m to 50 ?m; and
the thermal conducting sheet comprises a bonding interfacial part, the bonding interfacial part comprising an interfacial portion; wherein the low-hardness layer and the reinforcing layer are mutually bonded in the interfacial portion, and each of the low-hardness layer and the reinforcing layer penetrates into the bonding interfacial part.

US Pat. No. 10,034,364

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ALECTRONIC CIRCUIT

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

3. A method of manufacturing a heat sink comprising:a porous ceramics having a volume resistivity of 1010 Ohm·cm or more and a porosity of 15-50 vol%, the method comprising:
mixing at least silica dioxide, alumina and silicon carbide to produce granulated particles having a particle diameter of 10-1250 ?m; and
sintering the produced granulated particles at a temperature of 1,000-1,400° C., the silica dioxide and the alumina each having an average particle diameter of 1-10 ?m and the silicon carbide having an average particle diameter of 10-150 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,165,714

NOISE CURRENT ABSORBER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A noise current absorber, comprising:a pair of magnetic bodies that exhibit an overall cylindrical shape or ring shape when abutted against each other;
a pair of housing parts each including a concave portion, each of the concave portions being capable of housing either of the pair of magnetic bodies, and the pair of magnetic bodies exhibiting a cylindrical shape or ring shape at a time of closure when the concave portions are abutted against each other while the magnetic bodies are housed in the concave portions;
an engaging portion and an engaged portion provided on each of the pair of housing parts across a center of the cylinder or ring of the pair of magnetic bodies, by engaging with each other at the time of closure, the engaging portion and the engaged portion being capable of maintaining a closed state where the pair of magnetic bodies exhibits a cylindrical shape or a ring shape; and
a wall molded integrally with at least a first housing part of the pair of housing parts adjacent to an abutting surface of at least the first housing part against a second housing part of the pair of housing parts, the wall protruding to a side from which the second housing part abuts;
and
a pair of fixing members configured to be fixed to an installation target, each of the pair of fixing members being molded integrally on an outer side of each of the housing parts, and including a screw hole into which the screw can be inserted in a direction orthogonal to a central axis of the cylinder or ring; wherein
the wall is molded integrally on each end surface in a direction along the central axis of each of the housing parts,
the wall is configured as a prismatic shape molded integrally with each of the housing parts, and includes one side in an abutting direction of the pair of housing parts,
a cross section orthogonal to the abutting direction of the prism is configured as a rectangle having short sides along the central axis, and
the short sides are 0.6 mm or longer and long sides in the cross section are 3.8 mm or longer.

US Pat. No. 9,991,610

CONTACT MEMBER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact member formed by bending a thin metal plate, the contact member being surface-mounted onto a mounting target surface of a printed wiring board when in use and being sandwiched between the printed wiring board and a conductive member, which is different from the printed wiring board, to thereby electrically connect a conductive pattern of the printed wiring board and the conductive member to each other, the contact member comprising:a contact portion formed in a flat plate shape with one surface thereof serving both as a surface to contact the conductive member and as a surface to be sucked by a suction nozzle of an automatic mounter;
a plurality of flat spring portions protruding from a plurality of respective places on side surfaces of the contact portion, sections following protruded sections of the respective flat spring portions being arranged so as to wind in a same direction around a pillar-shaped space obtained by projecting the contact portion in a direction from the one surface of the contact portion toward the other surface, each flat spring portion tilting as a whole in the direction from the one surface toward the other surface; and
a solder bonding portion arranged at an end section of each flat spring portion on a side opposite from the corresponding protruded section, the solder bonding portion being formed in a flat plate shape parallel to the contact portion and being solder-bonded onto the conductive pattern.
US Pat. No. 9,976,012

FLAME-RETARDANCE-IMPARTING MATERIAL AND FLAME-RETARDANT RESIN FORMED ARTICLE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A method for producing a flame-retardance-imparting material, the method comprising: a shredding step of shredding a plant material containing stems and/or leaves of tomato plants and/or eggplant plants in an aqueous solvent; andan aqueous solvent removal step of removing the aqueous solvent from the plant material after shredding.
US Pat. No. 9,976,025

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A thermally conductive material comprising:a polymer containing a thermally conductive filler and an antioxidant;
the polymer being a polymer of a monomer containing an acrylic ester,
titanate-treated aluminum hydroxide having an average particle size of 1 to 10 ?m and higher fatty acid-treated magnesium hydroxide having an average particle size of 0.5 to 1.5 ?m being at least contained as the thermally conductive filler,
a hindered phenol-based antioxidant being contained as the antioxidant,
a thermal conductivity being 3.2 W/m·K or greater, and
an initial Asker C hardness at ambient temperature being 22 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,132,575

HEAT CONDUCTION MEMBER, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR HEAT CONDUCTION MEMBER, AND HEAT CONDUCTION STRUCTURE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A heat conduction member comprising:a laminate formed by laminating a resin layer and a metal layer;
the resin layer being formed from a thermally conductive resin material prepared by forming a compound from a thermally conductive filler added to a resin material serving as a base material;
a thickness of the laminate being smaller at a peripheral edge of the laminate than in a center portion of the laminate;
a thickness of the laminate being greater in an intermediate portion between the center portion and the peripheral edge of the laminate than in the center portion of the laminate; and
an inclined surface being formed in a range from the intermediate portion to the peripheral edge of the laminate so as to form a falling gradient from the intermediate portion toward the peripheral edge while the metal layer side faces upward.

US Pat. No. 10,205,429

OUTPUT-NOISE REDUCTION DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. An output-noise reduction device configured to reduce noise mixed in an output signal output from an electronic device accommodated in a metal casing to a supplying device, the output-noise reduction device comprising:a conducting bar that is made of a conductive material, and has one end portion serving as a connection terminal to be connected to an output end of the electronic device, and another end portion serving as an output terminal;
a first magnetic body core that is made of a magnetic material and includes a through hole through which the conducting bar is inserted;
a molded member that is made of a resin material and encapsulates a portion of the conducting bar excluding the connection terminal and the output terminal and the first magnetic body core; and
a first mounting board that is encapsulated by the molded member, and includes: a first fixing portion fixed to a portion of the conducting bar between the first magnetic body core and the output terminal; a second fixing portion connected to the metal casing; and a first connecting portion with a capacitive element connecting between the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion,
wherein a section from the output terminal to at least part of a main body portion including a capacitive component of the capacitive element mounted on the first mounting board is isolated from electromagnetic coupling from the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,200,005

OUTPUT NOISE REDUCTION DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. An output-noise reduction device configured to output to a supplying device, an output signal from an electronic device, and to reduce noise mixed in the output signal, the output-noise reduction device comprising:a magnetic body core that is made of a magnetic material and has a through hole;
a conducting bar that is made of a conductive material, inserted in the through hole of the magnetic body core, and has one end portion serving as a connection portion to be connected to the electronic device, and another end portion serving as an output portion connected to the supplying device;
a lead frame to which a plurality of capacitive elements are connected, the lead frame being made of a conductive material and fixed to the output portion of the conducting bar; and
a molded member that is made of resin material, formed through insert molding, and encapsulates the lead frame, the magnetic body core, and the conducting bar inserted in the magnetic body core,
wherein the molded member is made of the resin material of which a molding shrinkage rate after the insert molding is 0.5% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,251,296

CLIP AND FIXING MECHANISM

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A clip to be soldered to a conductive portion of a printed wiring board, the clip comprising:a base portion having a plate shape and including a joining portion soldered to the conductive portion;
at least two holding portions each comprising a pair of spring pieces including a first spring piece and a second spring piece connected to the base portion and facing each other, and disposed side-by-side allowing an insert having a plate shape inserted between the first spring piece and the second spring piece to be sandwiched from a front surface side and a rear surface side; and
two guiding portions extending from different positions of the base portion to face each other, and configured to guide the insert to a position between the first spring piece and the second spring piece,
the first spring piece and the second spring piece constituting the at least two holding portions each including a first portion extending in a direction that intersects the base portion, and a second portion connected in a bent manner to an end portion of the first portion opposite to an end portion connected to the base portion, and extending in a direction toward the corresponding spring piece of the pair of spring pieces as well as in a direction approaching the base portion, and configured to be elastically displaceable in a facing direction, the facing direction being a direction in which the first spring piece and the second spring piece are disposed side-by-side,
the two guiding portions each including a contact surface configured to guide the insert toward a position between the first spring piece and the second spring piece in a case where the insert moves in an insertion direction and the guiding portion comes into contact with the insert, and a contact surface support portion that supports the contact surface, the insertion direction being the direction of movement of the insert from a state of not being sandwiched to a state of being sandwiched by the first spring piece and the second spring piece,
the contact surface provided to each of the two guiding portions being disposed between the at least two holding portions in relation to the direction the at least two holding portions are disposed side-by-side,
the contact surface being at least partially, in relation to the insertion direction, in a position farther away from the base portion than the second portion of at least one of the first spring piece or the second spring piece and, in relation to the facing direction, in a position farther away from the corresponding spring piece than the second portion of the pair of spring pieces,
the base portion being provided with a suction surface for a case where the clip is suctioned by a suction nozzle, in a region between the two guiding portions, and
each of the contact surface support portion of the two guiding portions and the first portion being connected by a connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,472,903

GRIP MEMBER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A grip member comprising:
a base portion; and
one or more pairs of grip portions, wherein:
the base portion comprises a joint surface to be soldered to a conductor portion of a printed wiring board;
each of the one or more pairs of grip portions extends from the base portion and is configured to be elastically deformable;
the one or more pairs of grip portions, in a case that a plate-like portion as a part of a shield case is disposed perpendicular
to the printed wiring board when the shield case is disposed at a position where the shield case covers an electronic component
mounted on the printed wiring board, are configured to bring the plate-like portion into a state of being gripped by bringing
at least one grip portion into press-contact with one surface of opposite surfaces of the plate-like portion and bringing
at least one grip portion into press-contact with the other surface;

of one and the other of the pair of grip portions, the one grip portion comprises a first spring portion and a second spring
portion;

the first spring portion is formed into a shape that extends in a direction apart from the base portion ranging from a base
end integrally formed on the base portion to a distal end of the first spring portion;

the second spring portion is formed into a shape that extends in a direction approaching the base portion ranging from a base
end integrally formed on the first spring portion to a distal end and a shape that a part closer to the distal end of the
second spring portion is closer to the other grip portion;

the other grip portion comprises a third spring portion and a fourth spring portion;
the third spring portion is formed into a shape that extends in a direction apart from the base portion ranging from a base
end integrally formed on the base portion to a distal end;

the fourth spring portion is formed into a shape that extends in a direction approaching the base portion ranging from a base
end integrally formed on the third spring portion to a distal end and a shape that a part closer to the distal end of the
fourth spring portion is closer to the one grip portion; and

the second spring portion and the fourth spring portion are configured to be able to grip the shield case by holding the shield
case between the second spring portion and the fourth spring portion and to be in contact with the shield case at different
positions in regard to at least a direction orthogonal to the joint surface when the shield case is gripped.