Patents by Inventor Do-Gyun Kim

Do-Gyun Kim has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20240136650
    Abstract: A battery includes an electrode assembly defining a core and an outer circumference by winding a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween around a winding center, each of the first electrode and the second electrode includes a first uncoated portion and a second uncoated portion on which an active material layer is not coated along the winding direction; a battery housing accommodating the electrode assembly through an opening formed on one side thereof; a cap including a venting portion, covering the opening, and electrically connected to the battery housing and the first uncoated portion; and a battery terminal penetrating one surface of the battery housing and electrically connected to the second uncoated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Ki JO, Bo-Hyun KANG, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Jae-Woong KIM
  • Publication number: 20240136674
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrode assembly, a battery, and a battery pack and a vehicle including the same. In the electrode assembly, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween are wound based on a winding axis to define a core and an outer circumference. The first electrode includes a first active material portion coated with an active material layer and a first uncoated portion not coated with an active material layer along a winding direction. At least a part of the first uncoated portion is defined as an electrode tab by itself. The first uncoated portion includes a first portion adjacent to the core of the electrode assembly, a second portion adjacent to the outer circumference of the electrode assembly, and a third portion interposed between the first portion and the second portion. The first portion or the second portion has a smaller height than the third portion in the winding axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-Sik PARK, Jae-Won LIM, Yu-Sung CHOE, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Byoung-Gu LEE, Duk-Hyun RYU, Kwan-Hee LEE, Jae-Eun LEE, Pil-Kyu PARK, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Hae-Jin LIM, Min-Ki JO, Su-Ji CHOI, Bo-Hyun KANG, Jae-Woong KIM, Ji-Min JUNG, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI
  • Publication number: 20240136664
    Abstract: A battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first electrode, the second electrode and the separator being wound around a winding axis to define a core and an outer peripheral surface. The first electrode and the second electrode include a first uncoated region and a second uncoated region along a winding direction, respectively, and an active material layer coating is absent in the first uncoated region and the second uncoated region. The battery further includes a housing receiving the electrode assembly through an opening formed at a bottom, a first current collector coupled to the first uncoated region and disposed within the housing, a cap covering the opening, a spacer interposed between the cap and the electrode assembly to fix the electrode assembly and seal the housing, and a terminal electrically connected to the second uncoated region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Ki JO, Bo-Hyun KANG, Do-Gyun KIM, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Hae-Jin LIM, Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG, Geon-Woo MIN, Jae-Woong KIM
  • Publication number: 20240128605
    Abstract: Provided are an electrode assembly, a battery, and a battery pack and vehicle including the same. An electrode assembly, in which a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween are wound about an axis to define a core and an outer circumferential surface. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode includes, at a long side end portion, an uncoated portion exposed beyond the separator in a direction of the axis. At least a part of the uncoated portion is bent in a radial direction of the electrode assembly to define a bent surface region having overlapping layers of the uncoated portion. The bent surface region includes a welding target region having a number of the overlapping layers of the uncoated portion, and the welding target region extends along a radial direction of the electrode assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Woo KIM, Do-Gyun KIM, Kyung-Wook CHO, Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO, Jae-Woong KIM, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Hae-Jin LIM, Su-Ji CHOI, Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG
  • Publication number: 20240128608
    Abstract: A battery includes an electrode assembly including a first uncoated region and a second uncoated region; a battery housing accommodating the electrode assembly and electrically connected to the second uncoated region; a cap to cover an open portion on bottom of the battery housing; a first electrode terminal passing through a partially closed portion of the battery housing and being electrically isolated from the battery housing; and a first current collector coupled to the first uncoated region and connected to the first electrode terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Bo-Hyun KANG, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Jae-Woong KIM, Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG
  • Publication number: 20240128590
    Abstract: A battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode wound around a winding axis to define a core and an outer circumferential surface, the first electrode including a first uncoated region in which an active material layer is not coated along a winding direction; a housing accommodating the electrode assembly through an open portion at a lower end thereof; a first current collector coupled to the first uncoated region and disposed in the housing; a cap to cover the open portion; and a spacer between the first current collector and the cap and having a height corresponding to a distance between the first current collector and the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Geon-Woo MIN, Hae-Jin LIM, Do-Gyun KIM, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Min-Ki JO, Bo-Hyun KANG, Su-Ji CHOI, Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG
  • Publication number: 20240128517
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrode assembly, a battery, and a battery pack and a vehicle including the same. In the electrode assembly, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween are wound based on an axis to define a core and an outer circumference. The first electrode includes an uncoated portion at a long side end thereof and exposed out of the separator along a winding axis direction of the electrode assembly. A part of the uncoated portion is bent in a radial direction of the electrode assembly to form a bending surface region that includes overlapping layers of the uncoated portion, and in a partial region of the bending surface region, the number of stacked layers of the uncoated portion is 10 or more in the winding axis direction of the electrode assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Hae-Jin LIM, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI, Do-Gyun KIM, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO, Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG, Jae-Woong KIM, Jong-Sik PARK, Yu-Sung CHOE, Byoung-Gu LEE, Duk-Hyun RYU, Kwan-Hee LEE, Jae-Eun LEE, Bo-Hyun KANG, Pil-Kyu PARK
  • Publication number: 20240113402
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery cell includes a jelly-roll having a first electrode tab protruding upward and a second electrode tab protruding downward, a battery can configured to accommodate the jelly-roll through a top opening and electrically connected to the second electrode tab, a first current collecting plate coupled to the first electrode tab at an upper portion of the jelly-roll, an insulating shrink tube having a first cover portion for covering at least a part of the first current collecting plate and a second cover portion for covering a top end of an outer circumference of the jelly-roll, and a top cap electrically connected to the first current collecting plate and configured to cover the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Ki JO, Bo-Hyun KANG, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO
  • Patent number: 11937765
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus including a vacuum cleaner and a docking station is provided. The cleaning apparatus includes a vacuum cleaner including a dust collecting chamber in which foreign substances are collected, and a docking station configured to be connected to the dust collecting chamber to remove the foreign substances collected in the dust collecting chamber. The dust collecting chamber is configured to collect foreign substances through centrifugation, and configured to be docked to the docking station, and the docking station includes a suction device configured to suction the foreign substances and air in the dust collecting chamber docked to the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: See Hyun Kim, In Gyu Choi, Ki Hwan Kwon, Shin Kim, Hyeon Cheol Kim, Do Kyung Lee, Hyun Ju Lee, Yun Soo Jang, Seung Ryong Cha, Jung Gyun Han
  • Publication number: 20240074726
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes an acquirer configured to acquire an ultrasound image, an analyzer configured to analyze appearances of a fetus using the image acquired in the acquirer, and a sorter configured to sort out the image of the fetus corresponding to a target of interest among the appearances of the fetus analyzed in the analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Gyun Kim, Min Joong Park
  • Publication number: 20240063517
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery has a diameter greater than a height thereof. The button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a can body in which the electrode assembly is accommodated; a base plate configured to cover an opening of an upper end of the can body and bonded to the can body, the base plate having a through-hole therein; an electrode terminal of which at least a portion is disposed into the through-hole to cover the through-hole; and an insulating gasket configured to insulate the electrode terminal from the base plate. The electrode terminal, the insulating gasket, and the base plate are bonded to each other through thermal fusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Su HWANGBO, Geon Woo MIN, Do Gyun KIM
  • Publication number: 20240063423
    Abstract: A sub cell includes a jelly-roll type electrode assembly including an electrode tab, a current collector plate joined to one side of the electrode assembly, the current collector plate being electrically connected to the electrode tab, and a solder interposed between the electrode tab and the current collector plate to join the electrode tab and the current collector plate, the solder having a lower melting point than a melting point of the electrode tab and a melting point of the current collector plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO
  • Publication number: 20240055738
    Abstract: A fixing structure of an electrode includes a battery housing having a bottom with a perforation hole; an electrode terminal fixed to the bottom; and a terminal gasket interposed between the electrode terminal and the bottom. The electrode terminal includes a neck portion inserted into the perforation hole; a head portion connected to one end of the neck portion and having a cross section larger than the cross section of the perforation hole and extending along one surface of the bottom; a protrusion connected to the other end of the neck portion and extending along an axial direction of the battery housing from the other surface of the bottom; a diameter-enlarged portion configured to extend in a centrifugal direction from the protrusion; and a front end surface at an axial end of the protrusion. The diameter-enlarged portion may be a fastening member at an outer circumference of the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO, Do-Gyun KIM, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Jae-Woong KIM
  • Publication number: 20240021958
    Abstract: Discussed is a battery that may include an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode and a separator wound around a winding axis, wherein the first electrode includes a first active material region coated with a first active material layer and a first uncoated region not coated with the first active material layer, and at least a part of the first uncoated region being an electrode tab; a first current collector coupled to at least a part of the first uncoated region on the electrode assembly; a battery housing to accommodate the electrode assembly and the first current collector; and an insulator interposed between at least one of the first uncoated region and the first current collector and an inner surface of the battery housing facing the at least one of the first uncoated region and the first current collector to block an electrical connection between the battery housing and the at least one of the first uncoated region and the first current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Ki JO, Bo-Hyun KANG, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Hae-Jin LIM, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI, Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG, Jae-Woong KIM, Jong-Sik PARK, Yu-Sung CHOE, Byoung-Gu LEE, Duk-Hyun RYU, Kwan-Hee LEE, Jae-Eun LEE, Pil-Kyu PARK
  • Publication number: 20240014522
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in which a first electrode, a separator, and a second electrode are stacked and wound, the first electrode including a first electrode current collector having a non-coated portion, on which an electrode active material layer is not provided, is located at a long side end of the first electrode based on a direction in which the current collector is wound, and a current collecting plate located at one end of the electrode assembly at which the non-coated portion of the first electrode is exposed, the current collecting plate including: a central portion corresponding to a core of the electrode assembly, and two or more legs each having one end connected to the central portion, each leg extending in a direction toward an outer periphery of the electrode assembly, in which the central portion includes a current collecting plate hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Minki JO, Do Gyun KIM, Kwang Su HWANG BO, Suji CHOI
  • Publication number: 20240014521
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in which first and second electrodes and a separator provided between the first and second electrodes are wound, the first and second electrodes each including a non-coated portion, exposed to an outside of the separator, and having no active material applied thereto; and a current collecting plate provided at one end of the electrode assembly at which the non-coated portion of the first electrode is exposed, the current collecting plate including a central portion, and a peripheral portion provided around the central portion and configured to adjoin one end of the electrode assembly, in which the peripheral portion includes one or more first through-holes penetrated by at least a part of the non-coated portion of the first electrode. A battery pack having a plurality of the secondary batteries and a vehicle having the battery pack are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Suji CHOI, Do Gyun KIM, Je Jun LEE, Kwang Su HWANG BO, Geon Woo MIN, Minki JO
  • Publication number: 20240006721
    Abstract: A battery cell includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode current collector having a sheet shape, a second electrode current collector having a sheet shape, and a separator located between the first electrode current collector and the second electrode current collector, the first electrode current collector, the second electrode current collector, and the separator being wound in a winding direction; a battery can accommodating the electrode assembly, the battery can having an open portion and a partially closed portion, the partially closed portion being electrically connected to the second electrode current collector; a current collection plate electrically connected to the first electrode current collector; a cell terminal connected to the current collection plate through a perforated hole of the partially closed portion of the battery can; and an insulator located between the battery can and the current collection plate. A method of manufacturing the battery cell is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Ki JO, Bo-Hyun KANG, Do-Gyun KIM, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO
  • Publication number: 20230411811
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a jelly roll type electrode assembly in which a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator are wound together; a battery case that houses the electrode assembly; and a swelling tape attached to the outer peripheral surface of the electrode assembly. The first electrode includes a first electrode current collector and a first active material layer formed by applying an electrode active material onto the first electrode current collector. The first electrode current collector includes an exposed portion exposed to the outer peripheral surface of the electrode assembly. The swelling tape brings the exposed portion into close contact with the inner wall of the battery case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Eon PARK, Do Gyun KIM, Jun Tak KIM, Roun KIM
  • Publication number: 20230402690
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab, a battery can electrically connected to the second electrode tab and having an opening portion accommodating the electrode assembly, a top cap covering the opening portion of the battery can and electrically connected to the first electrode tab, a conductive washer electrically connected to the battery can and adjoining a peripheral portion of the opening portion, and an insulative member provided between the top cap and the battery can and the conductive washer electrically connected to the battery can, the insulative member being configured to electrically insulate the top cap and at least one of the battery can and the conductive washer. The top cap includes first and second surfaces facing each other, the second surface having a protruding portion exposed through a hole formed in a central portion of the conductive washer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Minki JO, Do Gyun KIM, Kwang Su HWANG BO, Geon Woo MIN, Suji CHOI, Bohyun KANG
  • Publication number: 20230395956
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab, a battery can electrically connected to the second electrode tab and having an opening portion configured to accommodate the electrode assembly, a top cap configured to cover the opening portion of the battery can and electrically connected to the first electrode tab, a gasket provided between the battery can and the top cap, a conductive washer electrically connected to the battery can and configured to adjoin at least a part of a peripheral portion of the opening portion, an insulative washer provided between the top cap and the conductive washer and configured to electrically insulate the top cap and the conductive washer, and a fixing member provided between the conductive washer and the insulative washer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Minki JO, Do Gyun KIM, Kwang Su HWANG BO, Jeong Eon PARK