Patents by Inventor Fumiharu Niina

Fumiharu Niina 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: 11024837
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to an embodiment includes an electrode body, which is formed by winding a positive electrode and a negative electrode through a separator and then compressing into a flat shape, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide which contains tungsten oxide adhering to the particle surfaces thereof. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material, which has particle surfaces coated with an amorphous carbon film, and at least one of polyacrylic acid and a salt thereof. The pressure acting in the thickness direction of the electrode body is 5×10?2 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takada, Sho Urata, Kouhei Tuduki, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 11005090
    Abstract: This non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided with: a wound electrode body which comprises a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator, and wherein the positive electrode and the negative electrode are wound into a roll, with the separator being interposed therebetween; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises a negative electrode collector and a negative electrode mixture layer that is formed on the negative electrode collector. The negative electrode mixture layer contains graphite, a carbon material that has a BET specific surface area of 10 m2/g or more, said BET specific surface area being larger than that of the graphite, and a hydrophobic binder. The coverage of the particle surfaces of the carbon material by the binder is higher than the coverage of the particle surfaces of the graphite by the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouhei Tuduki, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20210135213
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to a configuration includes a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing nickel (Ni) in an amount of greater than or equal to 80 mol %, in which boron (B) is present at least on a particle surface of the lithium-transition metal composite oxide. In the lithium-transition metal composite oxide, when particles having a larger particle size than a volume-based 70% particle size (D70) are first particles and particles having a smaller particle size than a volume-based 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the first particles is larger than a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the second particles by 5% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20210135214
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to a configuration includes a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing nickel (Ni) in an amount of greater than or equal to 80 mol %, in which boron (B) is present at least on a particle surface of the lithium-transition metal composite oxide. In the lithium-transition metal composite oxide, when particles having a larger particle size than a volume-based 70% particle size (D70) are first particles and particles having a smaller particle size than a volume-based 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the second particle is larger than a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the first particle by 5% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20210098786
    Abstract: An advantage is to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery with improved heat resistance. A positive electrode active material contains a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing 80 mol % or more of Ni and 0.1 mol % to 1.5 mol % of B on the basis of the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li, and B and at least one element (M1) selected from Groups 4 to 6 are present on at least the surfaces of particles of the composite oxide. When particles having a volume-based particle size larger than 70% particle size (D70) are first particles, and particles having a volume-based particle size smaller than 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, the molar fraction of M1 on the basis of the total number of moles of metallic elements excluding Li on the surfaces of the second particles is greater than that of the first particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Natsumi Goto, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Patent number: 10930968
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide and a phosphoric acid compound. A nonaqueous electrolyte contains a dinitrile represented by a general formula: NC-A-CN (A represents a linear hydrocarbon having 1 to 10 carbon atoms or a hydrocarbon which contains a main chain having 1 to 10 carbon atoms and at least one side chain having 3 or less carbon atoms); an ether represented by a general formula: R1—O—R2—O—R3 (R1 and R3 each represent a group which contains a main chain having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, and R2 represents a chain hydrocarbon group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms); and a fluorophosphate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takada, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10923713
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide, at least one element of a group 5 element and group 6 element in the periodic table, and a phosphoric acid compound. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a lithium salt containing a P—O bond and a P—F bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiharu Niina, Takashi Ko, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10910633
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which low-crystalline carbon-covered graphite is used as negative electrode active material, wherein a cobalt-containing lithium transitional metal oxide is used for: a first positive electrode active material in which the volume per unit mass of pores having a pore size of 100 nm or less is 8 mm3/g or greater; and a second positive electrode active material in which the volume per unit mass of pores having a pore size of 100 nm or less is 5 mm3/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida, Yasunori Baba, Yuki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10892472
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which uses a lithium titanium composite oxide as a negative electrode active material is configured to use a first positive electrode active material that is a Co-containing lithium transition metal oxide and has a volume per mass of 8 mm3/g or more with respect to pores having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less and a second positive electrode active material that has a volume per mass of 5 mm3/g or less with respect to pores having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Morikawa, Yasunori Baba, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20200403221
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a positive electrode active material contains a titanium lithium complex oxide that has a lattice shrinkage in charged state of 98.5% or less. A negative electrode mix layer contains a polyacrylic acid or a salt thereof and includes a first layer and a second layer disposed successively from a negative electrode collector. Each of the first layer and the second layer contains a carbon-based negative electrode active material, and the ratio (B/A) of the D-band/G-band ratio (B) of the Raman spectrum of the second layer to the D-band/G-band ratio (A) of the Raman spectrum of the first layer is 2 to 10. The concentration of the polyacrylic acid or a salt thereof in the first layer is higher than the concentration of the polyacrylic acid or a salt thereof in the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiharu Niina, Kouhei Tsuzuki, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10868299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell comprising: a positive electrode having a positive electrode mixture layer that contains a first positive-electrode active material and a second positive-electrode active material; a negative electrode containing a lithium-titanium composite oxide as a negative-electrode active material; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The volume per mass of pores in the first positive-electrode active material having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less is four or more times the volume per mass of pores in the second positive-electrode active material having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less. The content of the first positive-electrode active material is 30 mass % or less with respect to the total amount of the first positive-electrode active material and the second positive-electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Baba, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20200266420
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery with improved low-temperature power characteristics. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The positive electrode according to the present invention contains a lithium transition metal oxide, at least one element of a group 5 element and group 6 element in the periodic table, and a phosphoric acid compound containing a metal element and hydrogen element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20200152966
    Abstract: A positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector, an intermediate layer disposed on the positive electrode current collector and including a conductive agent and inorganic particles, and a positive electrode mixture layer disposed on the intermediate layer and including a positive electrode active material and a hydrogen phosphate salt represented by the general formula MaHbPO4 (wherein a satisfies 1?a?2, b satisfies 1?b?2, and M includes at least one element selected from alkali metals and alkaline earth metals), the positive electrode satisfying 0.5?X?3.0, 1.0?Y?7.0, and 0.07?X/Y?3.0 wherein X is the mass ratio (mass %) of the hydrogen phosphate salt relative to the total mass of the positive electrode active material and Y is the mass ratio (mass %) of the conductive agent relative to the total mass of the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano, Fumiharu Niina
  • Publication number: 20200144606
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode containing a lithium transition metal oxide as a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode containing a carbon material as a negative electrode active material, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The lithium transition metal oxide contains W and Si, and W and Si adhere to the surface of the carbon material constituting the negative electrode active material. The amount of W adhering to the surface of the carbon material is 2 times or less in terms of a molar ratio to the amount of Si adhering to the surface of the carbon material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiharu NIINA, Takashi KO, Katsunori YANAGIDA
  • Patent number: 10601029
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries in which a decrease in the initial charge capacity is suppressed even when a positive electrode active material exposed to the air is used. The positive electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery contains a lithium transition metal oxide and is formed by mixing the lithium transition metal oxide, tungsten oxide, and a carbonate compound. The tungsten oxide is present on at least a part of a surface of the lithium transition metal oxide, and the mixed carbonate compound is present on a part of a surface of the tungsten oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kibune, Fumiharu Niina
  • Publication number: 20200067074
    Abstract: This non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided with: a wound electrode body which comprises a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator, and wherein the positive electrode and the negative electrode are wound into a roll, with the separator being interposed therebetween; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises a negative electrode collector and a negative electrode mixture layer that is formed on the negative electrode collector. The negative electrode mixture layer contains graphite, a carbon material that has a BET specific surface area of 10 m2/g or more, said BET specific surface area being larger than that of the graphite, and a hydrophobic binder. The coverage of the particle surfaces of the carbon material by the binder is higher than the coverage of the particle surfaces of the graphite by the binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouhei Tuduki, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20200014023
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which low-crystalline carbon-covered graphite is used as a negative electrode active material, wherein a cobalt-containing lithium transitional metal oxide is used for: a first positive electrode active material in which the volume per unit mass of pores having a pore size of 100 nm or less is 8 mm3/g or greater; and a second positive electrode active material in which the volume per unit mass of pores having a pore size of 100 nm or less is 5 mm3/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida, Yasunori Baba, Yuki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10522877
    Abstract: There is provided a positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries in which a decrease in the initial charge capacity can be suppressed even when a positive electrode exposed to the air is used. A positive electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to an aspect of the present invention contains a lithium transition metal composite oxide represented by general formula Li1+xMnaMbO2+c (in the formula, x, a, b, and c satisfy x+a+b=1, 0<x?0.2, 0.09?a, and ?0.1?c?0.1, and M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of transition metal elements other than Mn, alkali metal elements, alkaline-earth metal elements, group 12 elements, group 13 elements, and group 14 elements) and also contains tungsten oxide and a phosphate compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiharu Niina, Kazunari Ookita
  • Patent number: 10454107
    Abstract: A positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries and a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery are provided with which loss of initial efficiency can be limited even if a positive electrode exposed to air is used. An aspect of a positive electrode according to the present invention for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries is a positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries incorporating a lithium transition metal oxide, wherein the positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries contains a tungsten compound and a boron compound. It is particularly preferred that the tungsten compound be a tungsten-containing oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiharu Niina, Takao Kokubu, Takeshi Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20190305291
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which uses a lithium titanium composite oxide as a negative electrode active material is configured to use a first positive electrode active material that is a Co-containing lithium transition metal oxide and has a volume per mass of 8 mm3/g or more with respect to pores having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less and a second positive electrode active material that has a volume per mass of 5 mm3/g or less with respect to pores having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Morikawa, Yasunori Baba, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida