Patents by Inventor Hideki Nakai

Hideki Nakai 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: 20200052343
    Abstract: A battery includes a wound electrode body with a substantially cylindrical shape, and an exterior material. The wound electrode body includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator. The exterior material is configured to cover the wound electrode body. In at least one round from an outermost periphery of winding of the wound electrode body, one or more of a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a positive electrode current collector and a negative electrode current collector include at least one convex portion projecting in an outer peripheral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Rikako IMOTO, Yoshiichi HORIKOSHI, Hideki NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200041173
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus includes a compressor, a first heat exchanger, an expansion mechanism, and a second heat exchanger. The compressor compresses low-pressure gas refrigerant and discharges high-pressure gas refrigerant. The first heat exchanger condenses high-pressure gas refrigerant and discharges high-pressure liquid refrigerant during an air-cooling operation, or evaporates low-pressure gas-liquid mixed refrigerant and discharges low-pressure gas refrigerant during an air-heating operation. The expansion mechanism has metal components. High-pressure liquid refrigerant passes through the expansion mechanism, and becomes low-pressure gas-liquid mixed refrigerant. The second heat exchanger evaporates low-pressure gas-liquid mixed refrigerant and discharges low-pressure gas refrigerant during an air-cooling operation, or condenses high-pressure gas refrigerant and discharges high-pressure liquid refrigerant during an air-heating operation. The refrigerant contains at least 60 wt % of R32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Masaru Tanaka, Hideki Matsuura, Shigeharu Taira, Akinori NAKAI
  • Patent number: 10550000
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: a cathode; an anode including a carbon material; and non-aqueous electrolytic solution. A photoelectron spectrum of oxygen 1s is obtained from an analysis of the anode by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. A first peak positioned in vicinity of 1360 reciprocal centimeters and a second peak positioned in vicinity of 1580 reciprocal centimeters are obtained from an analysis of the carbon material by Raman spectroscopy. A half band width ?W1 of the photoelectron spectrum is about 3 electron volts or more. A half band width ?W2 of the second peak is about 19 reciprocal centimeters or more. A ratio I1/I2 of intensity I1 of the first peak to intensity I2 of the second peak is from about 0.15 to about 0.3 both inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Nishi, Masayuki Ihara, Hideki Nakai, Akinori Kita
  • Publication number: 20190355490
    Abstract: There is provided a CNTs wire capable of materializing a low resistivity and improving the electroconductivity. The CNT wire is formed from a single CNT aggregate constituted of a plurality of CNTs . . . having a single- or multi-walled structure, or formed by bundling a plurality of the CNT aggregates. The proportion of the total number of the CNTs having a double-walled or triple-walled structure based on the number of the plurality of CNTs constituting the CNT wire is 75% or higher; the proportion of the total number of the CNTs having an average diameter of the innermost wall of 1.7 nm or smaller based on the number of the CNTs constituting the CNT wire is 75% or higher; and the full-width at half maximum ?? in azimuth angle in azimuth intensity distribution by SAXS indicating orientation of the plurality of CNT aggregates is 60° or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAZAKI, Yoshinori KAZAMA, Satoshi YAMASHITA, Koji FUJIMURA, Yuudai TANIMURA, Yukako NAKAI, Kazutomi MIYOSHI, Hideki AIZAWA, Kenji HATAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10403928
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode or the electrolytic solution, or both contain a metal salt including an unsaturated carbon bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Yamada, Hideki Nakai, Toshio Nishi, Tadahiko Kubota
  • Patent number: 10312518
    Abstract: An anode and a secondary battery capable of improving the charge and discharge efficiency are provided. The anode includes an anode current collector, and an anode active material layer provided on the anode current collector. The anode active material layer has a plurality of anode active material particles containing at least one of a simple substance of silicon, a compound of silicon, a simple substance of tin and a compound of tin, and has a coat containing an oxo acid salt in at least part of the surface of the anode active material particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Hideki Nakai, Masayuki Ihara, Tadahiko Kubota, Shigeru Fujita
  • Patent number: 10243200
    Abstract: A secondary battery having a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte is provided. The cathode includes a cathode active material containing at least one kind selected from the group consisting of sulfur S and phosphorus P in a portion near the particle surface of a lithium composite oxide. A content of the kind in the portion is larger than that in the particle of the lithium composite oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Soma, Atsumichi Kawashima, Masayuki Ihara, Hideki Nakai, Kenichi Kawase
  • Patent number: 10205163
    Abstract: A battery including an anode with an anode active material layer that includes anode active material particles made of an anode active material including at least one of silicon and tin as an element. An oxide-containing film including an oxide of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of silicon, germanium and tin is formed in a region of the surface of each anode active material particle in contact with an electrolytic solution by a liquid-phase method such as a liquid-phase deposition method. The region in contact with the electrolytic solution of the surface of each anode active material particle is covered with the oxide-containing film. The thickness of the oxide-containing film is preferably within a range from 0.1 nm to 500 nm both inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Horiuchi, Kenichi Kawase, Tadahiko Kubota, Hideki Nakai, Takakazu Hirose
  • Publication number: 20190023131
    Abstract: An analytical device is provided. The analytical device includes a battery condition analysis section configured to detect a state change of a constituent member of a battery based on a change in peak of a relaxation time in a predetermined frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichi KATAYAMA, Hideki NAKAI, Akinori KITA
  • Patent number: 10147933
    Abstract: A secondary battery having a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte is provided. The cathode includes a cathode active material containing at least one kind selected from the group consisting of sulfur S and phosphorus P in a portion near the particle surface of a lithium composite oxide. A content of the kind in the portion is larger than that in the particle of the lithium composite oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Soma, Atsumichi Kawashima, Masayuki Ihara, Hideki Nakai, Kenichi Kawase
  • Patent number: 9991552
    Abstract: A secondary battery is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode; an anode; and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, wherein the cathode includes any one of a first lithium-containing compound and a second lithium-containing compound, the first lithium-containing compound having a bedded salt-type crystal structure, wherein the first lithium-containing compound includes one or more metal elements (M) other than lithium (Li), wherein the second lithium-containing compound having an olivine-type crystal structure, and wherein the nonaqueous electrolytic solution includes an unsaturated cyclic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Nishi, Masayuki Ihara, Hideki Nakai, Akinori Kita
  • Patent number: 9825337
    Abstract: A battery is composed of a positive electrode in which a positive electrode active material layer including a positive electrode active material is formed on a positive electrode collector, a negative electrode in which a negative electrode active material layer including a negative electrode active material is formed on a negative electrode collector, a separator provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolyte impregnated in the separator. The battery further includes at least one of a heteropoly acid and a heteropoly acid compound as an additive at least in one of the positive electrode, the negative electrode, the separator, and the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Watanabe, Tomoyo Ooyama, Shunsuke Saito, Shinichi Katayama, Hideki Nakai, Yoshihiro Kudo, Yoshikazu Kato, Muneaki Ando, Koji Morita, Ichiro Yamada, Nobuya Okano, Noritoshi Araki, Shuhei Sugita, Kunihiko Hayashi, Yosuke Hosoya, Tadahiko Kubota, Shigeru Fujita
  • Patent number: 9825296
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: a cathode including an active material; an anode; and an electrolytic solution, and the active material includes a plurality of active material particles as primary particles and a carbon material. The active material particles contain a polyanion-based compound. The carbon material contains a first carbon material present on surfaces of the active material particles, and a second carbon material present between the active material particles provided with the first carbon material. A ratio B/A between a total carbon amount A and a surface carbon amount B of the active material satisfies 7<B/A<11.5. A ratio D/C between a specific surface area C of the active material, and an oil feed amount D of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone satisfies 1.5<D/C?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Asuki Yanagihara, Tatsuya Saito, Yosuke Hosoya, Toshio Nishi, Hideki Nakai, Akinori Kita
  • Patent number: 9786957
    Abstract: A battery including a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution is impregnated in a separator provided between the cathode and the anode. The anode has an insulative coat on an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector. The coat contains an insulating material such as a meal hydroxide and a metal oxide. The coat is in a form of plate divided into a plurality of portions. The insulation property of the coat prevents internal short circuit. A plurality of portions of the coat prevent separation of the anode active material layer and decomposition of the electrolytic solution. Further, even when short circuit occurs, heat generation is prevented by heat absorption characteristics of the coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Fujii, Kenichi Kawase, Hideki Nakai, Rikako Imoto, Kensuke Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20170263974
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode or the electrolytic solution, or both contain a metal salt including an unsaturated carbon bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Ichiro YAMADA, Hideki NAKAI, Toshio NISHI, Tadahiko KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 9685661
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode or the electrolytic solution, or both contain a metal salt including an unsaturated carbon bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Yamada, Hideki Nakai, Toshio Nishi, Tadahiko Kubota
  • Patent number: 9583766
    Abstract: Battery anode active material with fluorine resin coating. A terminal of the fluorine resin is a hydroxyl group or the like capable of being fixed (for example, being absorbed or bound) on the surface of the anode active material layer (anode active material).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takakazu Hirose, Hideki Nakai, Kenichi Kawase, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Tadahiko Kubota
  • Publication number: 20160365610
    Abstract: A battery including a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution is impregnated in a separator provided between the cathode and the anode. The anode has an insulative coat on an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector. The coat contains an insulating material such as a meal hydroxide and a metal oxide. The coat is in a form of plate divided into a plurality of portions. The insulation property of the coat prevents internal short circuit. A plurality of portions of the coat prevent separation of the anode active material layer and decomposition of the electrolytic solution. Further, even when short circuit occurs, heat generation is prevented by heat absorption characteristics of the coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: TAKAYUKI FUJII, KENICHI KAWASE, HIDEKI NAKAI, RIKAKO IMOTO, KENSUKE YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160336616
    Abstract: A secondary battery is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode; an anode; and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, wherein the cathode includes any one of a first lithium-containing compound and a second lithium-containing compound, the first lithium-containing compound having a bedded salt-type crystal structure, wherein the first lithium-containing compound includes one or more metal elements (M) other than lithium (Li), wherein the second lithium-containing compound having an olivine-type crystal structure, and wherein the nonaqueous electrolytic solution includes an unsaturated cyclic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Toshio NISHI, Masayuki IHARA, Hideki NAKAI, Akinori KITA
  • Publication number: 20160308201
    Abstract: An anode in which an anode active material layer is arranged on an anode current collector. The anode active material layer includes anode active material particles made of an anode active material including at least one of silicon and tin as an element. An oxide-containing film including an oxide of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of silicon, germanium and tin is formed in a region in contact with an electrolytic solution of the surface of each anode active material particle by a liquid-phase method such as a liquid-phase deposition method. The region in contact with the electrolytic solution of the surface of each anode active material particle is covered with the oxide-containing film, to thereby improve the chemical stability of the anode and the charge-discharge efficiency. The thickness of the oxide-containing film is preferably within a range from 0.1 nm to 500 nm both inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Horiuchi, Kenichi Kawase, Tadahiko Kubota, Hideki Nakai, Takakazu Hirose