Patents by Inventor Aya UCHIDA

Aya UCHIDA 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).

  • Patent number: 11152622
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity or high energy density is provided. A highly reliable power storage device is provided. A long-life power storage device is provided. An electrode includes an active material, a first binder, and a second binder. The specific surface area of the active material is S [m2/g]. The weight of the active material, the weight of the first binder, and the weight of the second binder are a, b, and c, respectively. The solution of {(b+c)/(a+b+c)}×100÷S is 0.3 or more. The electrode includes a first film in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region with a thickness of 2 nm or more and 20 nm or less. The first film contains a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai Kimura, Kazutaka Kuriki, Teppei Oguni, Aya Uchida
  • Publication number: 20210104744
    Abstract: Provided is a layer for preventing a short circuit between a positive electrode and a negative electrode in a solid battery using a layer containing a solid electrolyte. As the solid electrolyte between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a layer containing a graphene compound is used. Lithium ions can pass through the layer containing the graphene compound. Lithium ions are added in advance in the layer containing the graphene compound. Specifically, a modifier is used, and a graphene compound chemically modified with a functional group such as ether and ester with an increased interlayer distance is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Teppei OGUNI, Aya UCHIDA, Hiroshi KADOMA
  • Publication number: 20210083281
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material having high capacity and excellent cycle performance is provided. The positive electrode active material has a small difference in a crystal structure between the charged state and the discharged state. For example, the crystal structure and volume of the positive electrode active material, which has a layered rock-salt crystal structure in the discharged state and a pseudo-spinel crystal structure in the charged state at a high voltage of approximately 4.6 V, are less likely to be changed by charge and discharge as compared with those of a known positive electrode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mayumi MIKAMI, Aya UCHIDA, Yumiko YONEDA, Yohei MOMMA, Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Teruaki OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20200152961
    Abstract: To provide a positive electrode active material with which the cycle performance of a secondary battery can be improved and a manufacturing method thereof. When a secondary battery is fabricated using, for a positive electrode, a positive electrode active material obtained by depositing a solid electrolyte on a lithium compound with the use of a graphene compound by spray-drying treatment and volatilizing carbon from the graphene compound by heat treatment, the decomposition of an electrolyte solution in contact with the positive electrode active material can be inhibited, contributing to improvement in the cycle performance of the secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei MOMMA, Mayumi MIKAMI, Aya UCHIDA, Kazuhito MACHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200144621
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity or high energy density is provided. A highly reliable power storage device is provided. A long-life power storage device is provided. An electrode includes an active material, a first binder, and a second binder. The specific surface area of the active material is S[m2/g]. The weight of the active material, the weight of the first binder, and the weight of the second binder are a, b, and c, respectively. The solution of {(b+c)/(a+b+c)}×100÷S is 0.3 or more. The electrode includes a first film in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region with a thickness of 2 nm or more and 20 nm or less. The first film contains a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kai KIMURA, Kazutaka Costellia KURIKI, Teppei OGUNI, Aya UCHIDA (Forme: HITOTSUYANAGI)
  • Patent number: 10529990
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity or high energy density is provided. A highly reliable power storage device is provided. A long-life power storage device is provided. An electrode includes an active material, a first binder, and a second binder. The specific surface area of the active material is S [m2/g]. The weight of the active material, the weight of the first binder, and the weight of the second binder are a, b, and c, respectively. The solution of {(b+c)/(a+b+c)}×100÷S is 0.3 or more. The electrode includes a first film in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region with a thickness of 2 nm or more and 20 nm or less. The first film contains a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai Kimura, Kazutaka Kuriki, Teppei Oguni, Aya Uchida
  • Patent number: 10497979
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity is provided. Alternatively, a power storage device with high energy density is provided. Alternatively, a highly reliable power storage device is provided. Alternatively, a long-life power storage device is provided. A power storage device is characterized by comprising a separator, a first electrode, a second electrode, an electrolytic solution, in which the separator is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first electrode includes an active material layer and a current collector, the first electrode includes a pair of coating films between which the current collector is sandwiched, the active material layer includes a region in contact with the current collector, the active material layer includes a region in contact with at least one of the pair of coating films, and the electrolytic solution includes an alkali metal salt and an ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Ishikawa, Kazuhei Narita, Teppei Oguni, Aya Uchida
  • Patent number: 10158108
    Abstract: When cellulose is used as a separator, the cellulose is impregnated with an ionic liquid. Charge and discharge are repeated with this separator touching a surface of a current collector; then, the separator is changed in color. Thus, it is an object to provide a power storage device with a structure in which a side reaction other than a battery reaction, e.g., a change in color of separator, is unlikely to occur. In the power storage device, a separator impregnated with an ionic liquid is not in contact with a surface of a current collector. The separator has a tubular shape, a bag-like shape, or a sheet-like shape. The separator includes cellulose. The power storage device including the ionic liquid is non-volatile and non-flammable. The power storage device can be bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhei Narita, Jun Ishikawa, Teppei Oguni, Aya Uchida
  • Patent number: 10147556
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity, a power storage device with high energy density, a highly reliable power storage device, and a long-life power storage device are provided. The power storage device includes a positive electrode, a separator, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution contains an alkali metal salt and an ionic liquid. The separator is located between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. At least part of the positive electrode overlaps with the negative electrode. At least part of an end portion of the negative electrode is located inside a region between end portions of the positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aya Uchida, Teppei Oguni, Rie Yokoi, Jun Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180233780
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity is provided. Alternatively, a power storage device with high energy density is provided. Alternatively, a highly reliable power storage device is provided. Alternatively, a long-life power storage device is provided. A power storage device is characterized by comprising a separator, a first electrode, a second electrode, an electrolytic solution, in which the separator is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first electrode includes an active material layer and a current collector, the first electrode includes a pair of coating films between which the current collector is sandwiched, the active material layer includes a region in contact with the current collector, the active material layer includes a region in contact with at least one of the pair of coating films, and the electrolytic solution includes an alkali metal salt and an ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Jun ISHIKAWA, Kazuhei NARITA, Teppei OGUNI, Aya UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170338491
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity or high energy density is provided. A highly reliable power storage device is provided. A long-life power storage device is provided. An electrode includes an active material, a first binder, and a second binder. The specific surface area of the active material is S [m2/g]. The weight of the active material, the weight of the first binder, and the weight of the second binder are a, b, and c, respectively. The solution of {(b+c)/(a+b+c)}×100÷S is 0.3 or more. The electrode includes a first film in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region with a thickness of 2 nm or more and 20 nm or less. The first film contains a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kai KIMURA, Kazutaka KURIKI, Teppei OGUNI, Aya UCHIDA (Forme: HITOTSUYANAGI)
  • Publication number: 20170237127
    Abstract: A power storage device with a high capacity is provided. A power storage device with a high energy density is provided. A highly reliable power storage device is provided. A power storage device with a long lifetime is provided. A method for manufacturing an electrode is characterized by including the steps of: mixing an active material, a binder, and a conductive additive to form a slurry; applying the slurry onto a current collector; drying the applied slurry to form an active material layer; and performing heat treatment in an atmosphere containing oxygen to form a film in contact with the current collector. The film is formed on a surface of the current collector where the active material layer is not provided and includes at least one component of the current collector and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Jun ISHIKAWA, Kazuhei NARITA, Teppei OGUNI, Aya UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 9735430
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity or high energy density is provided. A highly reliable power storage device is provided. A long-life power storage device is provided. An electrode includes an active material, a first binder, and a second binder. The specific surface area of the active material is S [m2/g]. The weight of the active material, the weight of the first binder, and the weight of the second binder are a, b, and c, respectively. The solution of {(b+c)/(a+b+c)}×100÷S is 0.3 or more. The electrode includes a first film in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region with a thickness of 2 nm or more and 20 nm or less. The first film contains a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Kimura, Kazutaka Kuriki, Teppei Oguni, Aya Uchida
  • Publication number: 20160118689
    Abstract: A lithium-ion storage battery with a favorable cycle life at high temperatures is provided. A lithium-ion storage battery with a longer lifetime due to reduction of the capacity decrease is provided. A lithium-ion storage battery where reaction between a positive electrode active material and an electrolyte in an electrolyte solution is inhibited is provided. One embodiment of the present invention is a lithium-ion storage battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an electrolyte solution. The positive electrode includes an active material, the active material includes a metal, and the electrolyte solution includes at least one of LiTFSA and LiFSA. Note that, in the lithium-ion storage battery of one embodiment of the present invention, the positive electrode may include a current collector, and the current collector may include Al. In the lithium-ion storage battery, the electrolyte solution may further include LiPF6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Teppei OGUNI, Kazutaka KURIKI, Ai NAKAGAWA, Aya UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160118637
    Abstract: When cellulose is used as a separator, the cellulose is impregnated with an ionic liquid. Charge and discharge are repeated with this separator touching a surface of a current collector; then, the separator is changed in color. Thus, it is an object to provide a power storage device with a structure in which a side reaction other than a battery reaction, e.g., a change in color of separator, is unlikely to occur. In the power storage device, a separator impregnated with an ionic liquid is not in contact with a surface of a current collector. The separator has a tubular shape, a bag-like shape, or a sheet-like shape. The separator includes cellulose. The power storage device including the ionic liquid is non-volatile and non-flammable. The power storage device can be bent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuhei NARITA, Jun Ishikawa, Teppei Oguni, Aya Uchida
  • Publication number: 20150279577
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity, a power storage device with high energy density, a highly reliable power storage device, and a long-life power storage device are provided. The power storage device includes a positive electrode, a separator, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution contains an alkali metal salt and an ionic liquid. The separator is located between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. At least part of the positive electrode overlaps with the negative electrode. At least part of an end portion of the negative electrode is located inside a region between end portions of the positive electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Aya UCHIDA, Teppei OGUNI, Rie YOKOI, Jun ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150207148
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity or high energy density is provided. A highly reliable power storage device is provided. A long-life power storage device is provided. An electrode includes an active material, a first binder, and a second binder. The specific surface area of the active material is S [m2/g]. The weight of the active material, the weight of the first binder, and the weight of the second binder are a, b, and c, respectively. The solution of {(b+c)/(a+b+c)}×100÷S is 0.3 or more. The electrode includes a first film in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region in contact with the active material. The first film preferably includes a region with a thickness of 2 nm or more and 20 nm or less. The first film contains a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kai KIMURA, Kazutaka KURIKI, Teppei OGUNI, Aya UCHIDA