Patents Assigned to UACJ FOIL CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 9336959
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a current collector which can decrease the internal resistance of a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, be used suitably for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery such as a lithium ion secondary battery and the like or for an electrical storage device such as a lithium ion capacitor and the like, and improve high rate characteristics. According to the present invention, a current collector which is structured by forming a resin layer possessing conductivity on at least one side of a conductive substrate is provided. The resin layer contains a chitosan-based resin and a conductive material, and the water contact angle of the surface of the resin layer measured by ?/2 method in a thermostatic chamber at 23° C. is 5 degrees or more and 60 degrees or less. In addition, an electrode structure, a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, and an electrical storage device which use the current collector are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: UACJ Corporation, UACJ Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Mitsuyuki Wasamoto, Kenichi Kadowaki, Satoshi Yamabe
  • Publication number: 20160042878
    Abstract: A current collector with high safety which can realize both of a superior conductivity at normal temperature conditions and a superior shut down function at high temperature conditions, is provided. A current collector, including a conductive substrate; and a resin layer provided on at least one side of the conductive substrate, is provided. Here, the resin layer is formed with a paste containing an aggregate of polyolefin-based emulsion particles; and a conductive material. Further, the aggregate has an average particle diameter of 0.5 to 5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicants: UACJ CORPORATION, UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Tatsuhiro Yaegashi, Tsugio Kataoka, Mitsuya Inoue, Satoshi Yamabe, Yasumasa Morishima, Takayori Ito, Hidekazu Hara, Takahiro Iida
  • Publication number: 20150311001
    Abstract: A current collector which can achieve both of the improvement in battery characteristics by reducing the initial (at ambient temperature) interface resistance and the improvement in safety by the PTC function, when the current collector is used for the electrode structure of electrical storage devices such as non-aqueous electrolyte batteries, electrical double layer capacitors, and lithium ion capacitors; electrode structures; electrical storage devices; and composition for current collectors; are provided. A current collector, including: a conductive substrate 103; and a resin layer 105 provided on at least one side of the conductive substrate 103; is provided. Here, the resin layer is formed by coating a paste including: polyolefin-based emulsion particles 125; and a conductive material 121; onto the conductive substrate 103. The coating weight of the paste is 0.1 to 20 g/m2; and the porosity of the resin layer 105 is 10% (v/v) or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicants: UACJ Corporation, UACJ Foil Corporation, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Tatsuhiro Yaegashi, Tsugio Kataoka, Mitsuya Inoue, Satoshi Yamabe, Yasumasa Morishima, Takayori Ito, Hidekazu Hara, Takahiro Iida
  • Publication number: 20150303484
    Abstract: A current collector which can realize sufficient safety function even when the cell is deformed by external force or when the internal pressure is increased; and an electrode, a secondary battery, and a capacitor using the current collector; are provided. A current collector, including: a metal foil; and a conductive layer formed on a surface of the metal foil; is provided. Here, regarding the current collector, a temperature-resistance curve of the current collector obtained by sandwiching the current collector in between brass electrodes of 1 cm diameter, the measurement of resistance being performed with conditions of 15N of load between the electrodes and temperature being raised from ambient temperature at a rate of 10° C./min satisfies a relation of R(Ta+5)/R(Ta?5)?1, R(Ta+5) being resistance at temperature Ta+5° C. and R(Ta?5) being resistance at temperature Ta?5° C., Ta being a temperature higher than a temperature satisfying a relation of (R(T)/R(T?5))>2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Iida, Yasumasa Morishima, Takayori Ito, Hidekazu Hara, Tsugio Kataoka, Satoshi Yamabe, Mitsuya Inoue, Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Tatsuhiro Yaegashi
  • Publication number: 20150294802
    Abstract: Provided is a current collector which has a PTC layer having room for thermal expansion at elevated temperature while securing sufficient conductivity at normal temperature. According to the invention, a current collector comprising a conductive base material, and a resin layer formed on at least one surface of the conductive base material is provided. The resin layer contains an organic resin and conductive particles. A deposition amount of the resin layer on the conductive base material is 0.5 to 20 g/m2. Rz (ten point average roughness) of the surface of the resin layer is 0.4 to 10 ?m. Sm (average spacing of ruggedness) of the surface of the resin layer is 5 to 200 ?m. An average of resistance of the resin layer measured by the two-terminal method is 0.5 to 50 ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicants: Furukawa Electric., Ltd., UACJ Foil Corporation, UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Yasumasa Morishima, Takayori Ito, Hidekazu Hara, Takahiro Iida, Tsugio Kataoka, Mitsuya Inoue, Satoshi Yamabe, Yukiou Honkawa, Sohei Saito, Tatsuhiro Yaegashi
  • Publication number: 20150280241
    Abstract: The present invention provides a current collector having a conductive layer which is excellent in adhesion strength and can exhibit a PTC function for stably contributing to safety, when used for an electrode structure for non-aqueous electrolyte batteries or for electrical storage devices. A current collector, including a metal foil and a conductive layer formed on at least one side of the metal foil, the conductive layer being formed partially or entirely on the surface of the metal foil; is provided. Here, the conductive layer contains core shell particles including core particles 114 having insulating crystalline polymer as a main component, and a shell layer 116 having conductivity, the shell layer 116 being formed on the surface of the core particles 114.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicants: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., UACJ Corporation, UACJ Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hara, Takahiro Iida, Yasumasa Morishima, Takayori Ito, Sohei Saito, Osamu Kato, Yukiou Honkawa, Tatsuhiro Yaegashi, Tsugio Kataoka, Mitsuya Inoue, Satoshi Yamabe
  • Publication number: 20150248973
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an aluminum alloy foil for electrode current collectors having superior rolling properties, high conductivity, and high strength after the drying step following the application of the active material. According to the present invention, an aluminum alloy foil for electrode current collector, including 0.03 to 0.1% of Fe, 0.005 to 0.02% of Ti, 0 to 0.1% of Si, 0 to 0.01% of Cu, 99.85% or more of Al, with the rest being unavoidable impurities, wherein tensile strength of the aluminum alloy foil is 175 MPa or higher, and electrical conductivity of the aluminum alloy foil is 60% IACS or higher, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicants: UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Masakazu Seki, Tomohiko Furutani, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150221449
    Abstract: Provided is a current collector which can secure safety by certainly exhibiting the PTC function when used for an electrode structure of an electrical storage device such as non-aqueous electrolyte batteries, electrical double layer capacitors, lithium ion capacitors, and the like. Here, the current collector shall also be capable of being used for high-speed charge/discharge, having long life, being high in safety, and having excellent productivity. According to the present invention, a current collector 1 including a substrate 3, and a resin layer 5 formed on at least one side of the substrate 3, the resin layer 5 having conductivity, is provided. The current collector 1 satisfies the following conditions of: (1) a degree of swelling of the resin layer 5 with a non-aqueous electrolyte solution is 1% or more and 1000% or less at a PTC realization temperature, and (2) the PTC realization temperature is in the range from 65° C. to 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicants: UACJ Corporation, UACJ Foil Corporation, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sohei Saito, Osamu Kato, Yukiou Honkawa, Tatsuhiro Yaegashi, Tsugio Kataoka, Mitsuya Inoue, Satoshi Yamabe, Yasumasa Morishima, Takayori Ito, Hidekazu Hara, Takahiro Iida
  • Publication number: 20150221452
    Abstract: Provided are a current collector which has an excellent high-rate property and exerts a sufficient safety function when employed in a secondary battery or a capacitor, as well as an electrode, a secondary battery or a capacitor in which said current collector is employed. According to the invention, a current collector is provided which comprises: metal foil; and a conductive layer with a film thickness of 0.1 ?m to 10 ?m formed on a surface of said metal foil. Here, said conductive layer includes a conductive material and a binder material. A melting point of said binder material is 80° C. to 150° C. Further, said binder material shows, in differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in a range from room temperature to 200° C., one or more endothermic peaks in the heating-up process. In a case where said binder material shows two or more endothermic peaks, each difference between said peaks is 15° C. or more. Moreover, said binder material shows one or more exothermic peaks in the cooling-down process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicants: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., UACJ FOIL Corporation, UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Iida, Yasumasa Morishima, Takayori Ito, Hidekazu Hara, Tsugio Kataoka, Mitsuya Inoue, Satoshi Yamabe, Osamu Kato, Yukiou Honkawa, Sohei Saito, Tatsuhiro Yaegashi
  • Publication number: 20150214551
    Abstract: The present invention provides a current collector foil; and an electrode structure, lithium secondary battery or an electrical double layer capacitor using the current collector foil, which can achieve superior high rate characteristics. Provided is a current collector foil for forming thereon an active material layer containing active material particles, wherein: the current collector foil is provided with a roughened portion; a cross sectional curve of the roughened portion has a box counting dimension of 1.1 or higher; and an average length of waviness motif AW of the cross-sectional curve of the roughened portion is longer than twice of D10, D10 being a particle diameter of the active material particle in particle size cumulative distribution, the active material particle being used for the active material layer formed on the current collector foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicants: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., UACJ Foil Corporation, UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Takayori Ito, Yasumasa Morishima, Hidekazu Hara, Takahiro Iida, Tsugio Kataoka, Mitsuya Inoue, Satoshi Yamabe, Osamu Kato, Yukiou Honkawa, Sohei Saito, Tatsuhiro Yaegashi
  • Publication number: 20150188145
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aluminum alloy foil, capable of going under thin rolling during its manufacture. The aluminum alloy foil shall also avoid cuts during the active material paste coating process and wrinkles during the press working process, and have suitable strength for the series of manufacturing processes from the manufacture of the aluminum alloy foil to the manufacture of the electrode material. Further, the present invention provides an aluminum alloy foil for electrode current collector, including 0.50 to 1.50 mass % (hereinafter mass % is referred to as %) of Mn, 0.05 to 0.50% of Cu, 0.20 to 1.00% of Fe, 0.01 to 0.60% of Si, with the rest consisting of Al and unavoidable impurities, a manufacturing method thereof, and an electrode material. Here, regarding the aluminum alloy foil, a solid solution amount of Mn is 1500 ppm or more, a solid solution amount of Cu is 40 ppm or more, and a tensile strength after a final cold rolling (T1) is 260 MPa or higher and 350 MPa or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicants: UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Furutani, Kenji Yamamoto, Satoshi Suzuki, Masakazu Seki
  • Publication number: 20150125757
    Abstract: A current collector, an electrode structure, a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, and an electrical storage device capable of providing superior shut down function are provided. According to the present invention, a current collector having a resin layer on at least one side of a conductive substrate, wherein: the resin layer has a thermoplastic resin dispersed in a thermosetting resin base material, the thermoplastic resin encapsuling a conductive agent; a value given by (average thickness of the conductive agent)/(average thickness of the thermoplastic resin) is 0.5 to 3; the conductive agent is formulated so that a value of volume % given by (conductive agent)/(conductive agent+thermoplastic resin) is 10 to 50%; and formulation ratio of the thermoplastic resin is 10 to 65%, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: UACJ CORPORATION, UACJ FOIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Mitsuyuki Wasamoto, Tsugio Kataoka, Satoshi Yamabe
  • Publication number: 20150064569
    Abstract: A current collector, an electrode structure, a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, and an electrical storage device capable of achieving superior shut down function, are provided. According to the present invention, a current collector 1 having a resin layer 5 on at least one side of a conductive substrate 3, the resin layer 5 including a fluorine-based resin and conductive particles 11, and having a thickness of 0.3 to 20 ?m, the current collector satisfying at least one of the following characteristics of (1) to (3): (1) average particle diameter of the conductive particles is 0.5 to 25 ?m, and a surface occupying ratio of the conductive particles at the surface of the resin layer is 10 to 50%, (2) resistance of the surface of the resin layer at 20° C. is 1.0 to 10?, and resistance after heating at 220° C. is 200 to 600?, and (3) resistance of the surface of the resin layer at 20° C. is 1.8 to 9.7?, and resistance after heating at 180° C. is 209 to 532?, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicants: UACJ CORPORATION, UACJ Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Mitsuyuki Wasamoto, Tsugio Kataoka, Satoshi Yamabe
  • Publication number: 20150050559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to current collectors, electrode structures, non-aqueous electrolyte batteries, and electrical storage devices (electrical double layer capacitors, lithium ion capacitors, and the like) that are capable to realize superior battery characteristics by suitably forming an active material layer by using an aqueous solvent. A current collector having a resin layer on at least one side of a conductive substrate, the resin layer being formed by a composition for current collector including an acryl-based resin containing acrylic acid ester and acryl amide or derivatives thereof as a main component; melamine or derivatives thereof; and carbon particles, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicants: UACJ Corporation, UACJ Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Mitsuyuki Wasamoto, Tsugio Kataoka, Satoshi Yamabe
  • Publication number: 20140315094
    Abstract: A current collector which is suitable for discharging and charging at a large current density is provided. The present invention provides a current collector including a conductive substrate and a conductive resin layer provided on one side or both sides of the conductive substrate. The conductive resin layer contains a soluble nitrocellulose-based resin and a conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Mitsuyuki Wasamoto, Kenichi Kadowaki, Tsugio Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20140315095
    Abstract: A current collector with improved electrochemical stability having a conductive resin layer formed thereon is provided. The current collector 3 of the present embodiment is structured by forming a conductive resin layer 1 on at least one side of a conductive substrate 2. Here, the conductive resin layer 1 contains an acryl-based resin or a soluble nitrocellulose-based resin, and a conductive material. The current collector 3 has a maximum current response of 10 ?A/cm2 or lower, when the current response is measured under conditions that the current collector is placed in a nonaqueous electrolyte solution at an electrode potential of +3V to +4.5V versus a lithium reference electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukiou Honkawa, Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Mitsuyuki Wasamoto, Tsugio Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20140261908
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an aluminum alloy foil for an electrode current collector and a manufacturing method thereof, the foil having a high strength and high strength after a drying process after the application of the active material while keeping a high electrical conductivity. Disclosed is a method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy foil for electrode current collector, including: forming by continuous casting an aluminum alloy sheet containing 0.03 to 1.0% of Fe, 0.01 to 0.2% of Si, 0.0001 to 0.2% of Cu, with the rest being Al and unavoidable impurities, performing cold rolling to the aluminum alloy sheet at a cold rolling reduction of 80% or lower, and performing heat treatment at 550 to 620° C. for 1 to 15 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Seki, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenji Yamamoto, Tomohiko Furutani
  • Publication number: 20140255788
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a current collector which includes an aluminum alloy foil for electrode current collector, with high electrical conductivity and high strength after a drying process performed after application of an active material. According to the present invention, provided is a current collector including a conductive substrate and a resin layer provided on one side or both sides of the conductive substrate, wherein: the conductive substrate is an aluminum alloy foil containing 0.03 to 1.0 mass % (hereinafter mass % is referred to as %) of Fe, 0.01 to 0.3% of Si, 0.0001 to 0.2% of Cu, with the rest being Al and unavoidable impurities, an aluminum alloy foil after a final cold rolling having a tensile strength of 180 MPa or higher, a 0.2% yield strength of 160 MPa or higher, and an electrical conductivity of 58% IACS or higher; an aluminum alloy foil after performing a heat treatment at 120° C. for 24 hours, at 140° C. for 3 hours, or at 160° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakuzu Seki, Osamu Kato, Sohei Saito, Yukiou Honkawa, Satoshi Suzuki, Koichi Ashizawa, Mitsuyuki Wasamoto, Kenichi Kadowaki, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140205900
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an aluminum alloy foil for an electrode current collector, the foil having a high strength and high strength after a drying process. The aluminum alloy foil can be manufactured at low cost. Disclosed is an aluminum alloy foil for electrode current collector, including 0.03 to 1.0% of Fe, 0.01 to 0.2% of Si, 0.0001 to 0.2% of Cu, 0.005 to 0.03% of Ti, with the rest being Al and unavoidable impurities. The aluminum alloy foil has Fe solid solution content of 200 ppm or higher, and an intermetallic compound having a maximum diameter length of 0.1 to 1.0 ?m in an number density of 2.0×104 particles/mm2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicants: UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Seki, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenji Yamamoto, Tomohiko Furutani
  • Publication number: 20140178709
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an aluminum alloy foil for an electrode current collector, the foil having a high strength after the drying step while keeping a high electrical conductivity. Disclosed is a method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy foil for electrode current collector, including: maintaining an aluminum alloy ingot comprising 0.1 to 0.5% of Fe, 0.01 to 0.3% of Si, 0.01 to 0.2% of Cu, 0.01% or less of Mn, with the rest being Al and unavoidable impurities, at 550 to 620° C. for 1 to 20 hours, and subjecting the resulting ingot under a hot rolling with a starting temperature of 500° C. or higher and an end-point temperature of 255 to 300° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: UACJ FOIL CORPORATION, UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Seki, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenji Yamamoto, Tomohiko Furutani