Patents by Inventor Hideharu Takezawa

Hideharu Takezawa 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: 20200303708
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a first separator disposed on one side of the surface of the negative electrode and having a thickness T1, and a second separator disposed on the other side of the surface of the negative electrode and having a thickness T2. The thickness T2 of the second separator is larger than the thickness T1 of the first separator. The first separator includes a first porous film having a porosity P1, and the second separator includes a second porous film having a porosity P2. At least one of the first separator and the second separator includes a heat resistant layer. The positive electrode, the first separator, the negative electrode and the second separator are wound together such that the first separator is arranged on the outer side and the second separator is arranged on the inner side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Ogawa, Hideharu Takezawa, Yuki Tokuda, Hiroyuki Okuda
  • Publication number: 20200266495
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lead acid battery including: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an electrolyte containing sulfuric acid. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material, and a negative electrode grid that supports the negative electrode active material. The negative electrode grid contains tin in an amount of 0.1 mass % or more and 0.8 mass % or less. The electrolyte contains aluminum ions at a concentration of 1 mmol/L or more and less than 10 mmol L, and sodium ions at a concentration of 15 mmol/L or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Hideharu TAKEZAWA, Atsumu IMASATO, Yasunori BABA
  • Publication number: 20200152990
    Abstract: This positive electrode for secondary batteries is provided with: a positive electrode collector which has a plurality of recesses and projections in the surface; an intermediate layer provided on the surface of the positive electrode collector having the recesses and projections; and a positive electrode mixture layer provided on the intermediate layer and contains a positive electrode active material. This positive electrode being configured such that: the intermediate layer contains conductive material particles and inorganic material particles that have a higher resistance than the positive electrode active material: and both the ratio of the central particle diameter of the conductive material particles to the average depth of the recesses and projections of the positive electrode collector and the ratio of the central particle diameter of the inorganic material particles to the average depth of the recesses and projections of the positive electrode collector are 5:6 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Oura, Tomoki Shiozaki, Hideharu Takezawa
  • Publication number: 20200144604
    Abstract: This secondary battery positive electrode includes: a positive electrode current collector; an intermediate layer provided on the positive electrode current collector; and a positive electrode mixture layer provided on the intermediate layer and including a positive electrode active material, wherein the intermediate layer includes a conductive material, a metal phosphate, and an inorganic compound which is not a metal phosphate and has a lower oxidizing power than the positive electrode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Takahashi, Hideharu Takezawa, Tomoki Shiozaki
  • Publication number: 20200119362
    Abstract: This positive electrode is provided with: a positive electrode current collector, a protective layer which is formed on the positive electrode current collector and contains a silicone resin and a conductive material; and a positive electrode mixture layer which is formed on the protective layer and contains a positive electrode active material that is configured from a lithium-containing transition metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Furusawa, Hideharu Takezawa, Tomoki Shiozaki
  • Publication number: 20200099057
    Abstract: This secondary battery positive electrode is provided with a positive-electrode current collector, a positive-electrode mixture layer, and an intermediate layer disposed between the positive-electrode current collector and the positive-electrode mixture layer. The intermediate layer comprises: a first intermediate layer that includes a non-oxide conductive inorganic compound and a positive-electrode active material; and a second intermediate layer that includes an insulating inorganic material and a non-oxide conductive inorganic compound. The conductive inorganic compound becomes an insulating oxide at 300° C. or above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahito Nakayama, Tomoki Shiozaki, Hideharu Takezawa
  • Publication number: 20200091515
    Abstract: A positive electrode with a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode mixture layer, and the positive electrode mixture layer has first and second positive electrode mixture layers. The first positive electrode mixture layer comprises a positive electrode active material composed of compound A that contains Ni, Co, Al and Li. The second positive electrode mixture layer is disposed between the first positive electrode mixture layer and the positive electrode current collector, and comprises a positive electrode active material including: said compound A; and a Li-containing compound B which is smaller in specific capacity (mAh/g) and average particle diameter than said compound A. In said compound A, a ratio of Ni to the total number of moles of the metal elements except Li is 82 mol % or more. The average particle diameter of said compound B is 55% or less of the average particle diameter of said compound A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideharu Takezawa, Tomoki Shiozaki
  • Publication number: 20200052348
    Abstract: A secondary battery positive electrode is provided with: a positive electrode current collector; a positive electrode mixture layer; and an intermediate layer disposed between the positive electrode current collector and the positive electrode mixture layer. The intermediate layer comprises first particles configured from an electrically conductive material, and second particles which are configured from an insulating inorganic material and have an average grain size greater than an average grain size of the first particles. The volume ratio of the first particles in the intermediate layer is not less than 25% and less than 70%. The volume ratio of the second particles in the intermediate layer is not less than 30% and less than 75%. The density of the intermediate layer is greater than 1 g/cm3 and not more than 2.5 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Oura, Tomoki Shiozaki, Hideharu Takezawa, Takahito Nakayama, Takahiro Takahashi, Daisuke Furusawa
  • Publication number: 20200052303
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. The positive electrode is provided with a positive electrode collector, a positive electrode mix layer containing positive electrode active substance particles, and an intermediate layer disposed between the positive electrode collector and positive electrode mix layer. The intermediate layer contains a conductor and a cured product of a curable resin having at least one selected from a glycidyl, hydroxy, carboxyl, amino, acryloyl, and methacryloyl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Takahashi, Takahito Nakayama, Tomoki Shiozaki, Hideharu Takezawa, Daisuke Furusawa, Yuji Oura
  • Publication number: 20200020924
    Abstract: A positive electrode is disclosed including a positive electrode collector containing aluminum, a positive electrode mixture layer containing a positive electrode active substance constituted from a lithium transition metal oxide, and a protective layer provided between the positive electrode collector and the positive electrode mixture layer. The protective layer contains inorganic compound particles and a conductive material, and has a recessed structure wherein the positive electrode mixture layer is recessed into the protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideharu Takezawa, Daisuke Furusawa, Yuji Oura, Takahiro Takahashi, Takahito Nakayama, Tomoki Shiozaki
  • Publication number: 20200020950
    Abstract: A positive electrode used in a secondary cell that is an example of the present embodiment is provided with a positive electrode collector, an intermediate layer formed on the positive electrode collector, and a positive electrode mixture layer formed on the intermediate layer. The positive electrode mixture layer has a thermally expandable material and a positive electrode active material. The thermally expandable material content of the positive electrode mixture layer is at least 0.1% by mass and less than 5% by mass. The intermediate layer has an insulating inorganic material and a conductive agent. The insulating inorganic material content of the intermediate layer is 80-99% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahito Nakayama, Tomoki Shiozaki, Hideharu Takezawa, Daisuke Furusawa, Yuji Oura, Takahiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200020921
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a positive electrode is provided with: a positive electrode current collector; a positive electrode active material layer which contains a positive electrode active material that is configured from a lithium transition metal oxide; a protective layer which is arranged between the positive electrode current collector and the positive electrode active material layer; and a positive electrode tab which is bonded with the positive electrode current collector at a positive electrode tab bonding part where the positive electrode active material layer and the protective layer are not formed so that the positive electrode current collector is exposed. An end edge of the positive electrode active material layer facing the positive electrode tab and an end edge of the protective layer facing the positive electrode tab are arranged in different positions in the longitudinal direction of the positive electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Shiozaki, Daisuke Furusawa, Yuji Oura, Takahiro Takahashi, Takahito Nakayama, Hideharu Takezawa
  • Publication number: 20200020951
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a positive electrode is provided with: a positive electrode current collector which contains aluminum; a positive electrode mixture layer which contains a positive electrode active material that is configured of a lithium transition metal oxide; and an intermediate layer which is arranged between the positive electrode current collector and the positive electrode mixture layer. The intermediate layer contains inorganic compound particles, a conductive material and a binder; the circularity is from 5% to 75% (inclusive); the void fraction of the intermediate layer is from 30% to 69% (inclusive); and the average circularity of the inorganic compound particles is from 5% to 75% (inclusive).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Furusawa, Tomoki Shiozaki, Hideharu Takezawa, Takahito Nakayama, Yuji Oura, Takahiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10276895
    Abstract: An objective is to improve the corrosion resistance of a positive electrode grid for lead acid batteries. Provided is a positive electrode grid for lead acid batteries, and a lead acid battery including the grid. The grid includes a lead alloy containing calcium and tin. The lead alloy has a calcium content of 0.10 mass % or less, and a tin content of 2.3 mass % or less, and a lattice constant of 4.9470 ? or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki Murata, Hideharu Takezawa, Kazunari Ando
  • Publication number: 20180006334
    Abstract: An objective is to improve the corrosion resistance of a positive electrode grid for lead acid batteries. Provided is a positive electrode grid for lead acid batteries, and a lead acid battery including the grid. The grid includes a lead alloy containing calcium and tin. The lead alloy has a calcium content of 0.10 mass % or less, and a tin content of 2.3 mass % or less, and a lattice constant of 4.9470 ? or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki MURATA, Hideharu TAKEZAWA, Kazunari ANDO
  • Patent number: 9190647
    Abstract: In the non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention, the separator includes a heat-resistant resin having chlorine atoms as an end group and the positive electrode active material includes a lithium-containing complex oxide containing aluminum atoms in its composition. Even if the chlorine atoms are liberated into the non-aqueous electrolyte, aluminum contained in the positive electrode active material is selectively leached into the non-aqueous electrolyte, thereby suppressing the leaching of other component elements. Consequently, there can be obtained a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery excellent in safety and high temperature storage characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kasamatsu, Hajime Nishino, Hideharu Takezawa
  • Publication number: 20150270577
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery includes: a positive electrode including Li—ComM1-mOn (M represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of Na, Mg, Sc, Y, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Al, Cr, Pb, Sb and B, where 0?x?1.2, 0.9?m?1.0, 2.0?n?2.3); a negative electrode capable of absorbing/desorbing lithium; a separator arranged between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and a nonaqueous electrolyte solution including fluoroethylene carbonate, a carbonate other than fluoroethylene carbonate, a compound having an isocyanate group, and lithium difluorophosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Hideharu Takezawa
  • Patent number: 9093704
    Abstract: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention is provided with an electrode plate group and a non-aqueous electrolyte, the electrode plate group including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a positive electrode lead connected to the positive electrode, and a negative electrode lead connected to the negative electrode. The energy density of the electrode plate group is 750 Wh/L or higher by volume, and the cross-sectional area of at least one of the positive electrode lead and the negative electrode lead is 5.5×10?5 to 1.2×10?2 cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Yokoyama, Hideharu Takezawa, Masato Fujikawa, Shinji Kasamatsu
  • Patent number: 8951674
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including: a positive electrode having a positive electrode material mixture containing a composite lithium oxide; a negative electrode; a polyolefin separator; a non-aqueous electrolyte; and a heat-resistant insulating layer interposed between the positive and negative electrodes. The positive electrode material mixture has an estimated heat generation rate at 200° C. of not greater than 50 W/kg. The positive electrode and the negative electrode are wound together with the separator and the heat-resistant insulating layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Nishino, Shinji Kasamatsu, Hideharu Takezawa, Kazuhiro Okamura, Mikinari Shimada
  • Patent number: 8883348
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery that can ensure a high level of safety even when exposed to severe conditions such as a nail penetration test or crush test, and exhibit excellent output characteristics. The present invention relates to an electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery having a material mixture containing active material particles capable of reversibly absorbing and desorbing lithium, and a current collector that carries the material mixture, wherein a surface of the current collector has recessed portions, and an area occupied by the recessed portions accounts for not less than 30% of an a material mixture carrying area of the current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Nishino, Shuji Tsutsumi, Shinji Kasamatsu, Hideharu Takezawa, Mikinari Shimada