Toshiba had 24 patents in advanced materials during Q1 2024. Toshiba Corp’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on innovative technologies for disk devices, flexures, inkjet heads, and liquid dispensing heads. These inventions include features such as piezoelectric elements for precise control, common waveform generation circuits for efficient operation, and balanced flow paths for optimal liquid dispensing. The company is exploring advancements in various fields to enhance performance and functionality in their products. GlobalData’s report on Toshiba gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Toshiba grant share with advanced materials as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Disk device (Patent ID: US20240096354A1)

The patent filed by Toshiba Corp. describes a disk device with a unique design involving a magnetic head, piezoelectric element, and flexure. The flexure consists of two parts, one of which swings with respect to the other due to the deformation of the piezoelectric element, changing the distance between the electrodes. The configuration allows for precise reading and writing of information on a magnetic disk.

Furthermore, the disk device includes specific features such as inclined surfaces and joining surfaces between the electrodes and the magnetic head, enhancing the functionality and performance of the device. The flexure design also includes curved parts and connections that enable smooth swinging motion between the parts, contributing to the overall efficiency of the disk device. Additionally, an actuator is incorporated to rotate the flexure about an axis, further optimizing the operation of the device.

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