Patents by Inventor Hideki Sano

Hideki Sano 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: 10964976
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution for a lithium-ion battery is provided. The electrolyte solution contains at least a solvent and a lithium salt. The solvent contains at least methoxyacetone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Iguchi, Hideki Sano
  • Patent number: 10930976
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution is used for a lithium ion battery. The electrolyte solution contains at least a solvent and lithium salt. The solvent contains at least methoxymethyl formate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Iguchi, Hideki Sano
  • Publication number: 20200275661
    Abstract: A compound represented by a formula (II), an N-oxide compound, or a salt thereof: wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group, or a halogeno group; R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl group; R3 is a substituted or unsubstituted C6-10 aryl group or a substituted or unsubstituted 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl group; Y is an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, or a sulfur atom; A1, A2, A3 and A4 are each independently a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom, provided that two or more of A1 to A4 do not represent nitrogen atoms at the same time; X is a substituent; n represents the number of chemically acceptable substituents represented by X, and is any one of integers of 0 to 5; and when n is 2 or more, the substituents X may be the same or different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo TAMAI, Syuichi ITO, Shinya KOUBORI, Takayuki FUJII, Shigeki NISHINO, Shinya WATANABE, Hideki KATO, Yasuhiro MIYASHITA, Satoshi MAKINO, Juri NOMURA, Mikiko KUNISHIMA, Tatsuhiro KAWASAKI, Hiroshi SANO
  • Patent number: 10727528
    Abstract: A method of producing a lithium ion secondary battery includes preparing a case in which an electrode group including at least a positive electrode and a negative electrode is accommodated; impregnating a first electrolyte solution into the electrode group, lowering a potential of the negative electrode to a first potential, injecting FEC into a case, and lowering a potential of the negative electrode to a second potential. The negative electrode contains at least graphite and silicon oxide. The first electrolyte solution does not contain FEC. An additive has a reductive decomposition potential of 0.5 V (vs. Li+/Li) or more and 1.5 V (vs. Li+/Li) or less. The first potential is higher than 0.2 V (vs. Li+/Li) and is equal to or lower than the reductive decomposition potential. The second potential is 0.2 V (vs. Li+/Li) or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Iguchi, Hideaki Fujita, Hideki Sano, Kaoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 10720671
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a wound electrode assembly in which a positive electrode having, at its one end in a width direction, a positive electrode exposed portion provided without a positive electrode mixture layer on a positive electrode current collector and a negative electrode are wound together, with a separator interposed therebetween. The positive electrode exposed portion protrudes outward in an axial direction of the wound electrode assembly relative to the separator and the negative electrode at one end in the axial direction of the wound electrode assembly. The negative electrode exposed portion protrudes outward in the axial direction of the wound electrode assembly relative to the separator and the positive electrode at the other end in the axial direction. The positive electrode exposed portion has a cutout portion at least in an outermost circumferential portion of the positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Umeyama, Yukiyoshi Ueno, Kaoru Inoue, Hideki Sano
  • Publication number: 20190392032
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display system includes a processing device. The processing device is operable for, upon receiving a sentence inputted by a user, extracting a keyword from the sentence, and generating a chart related to the keyword from prescribed data and displaying the chart on a first screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideki YASUI, Keiichi SANO, Masaya MOTOKUBOTA, Koichi YAMAGATA
  • Patent number: 10517186
    Abstract: A surface-mountable socket has a wiping function. A socket 100 of the present technology can be surface-mounted to a board 210. The socket 100 includes a plurality of contacts 110, and each contact 110 includes a contact portion 112 that can contact a terminal of a semiconductor device, a locking portion 116 connected to the contact portion 112, and a board-side contact portion 118 that extends from the locking portion 116 and can contact a conductive region formed on a board surface. The socket 100 further includes a stopper member 120 that holds the locking portion 116 of the plurality of contacts 110 and a guide member 180 that is disposed so as to oppose the stopper member 120, and the guide member 180 is formed with a plurality of through holes 184 that houses a board-side contact 118 protruding from the stopper member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takahashi, Hideki Sano
  • Patent number: 10505215
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery equipped with a wound electrode body that is formed by laminating and winding a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator. This method includes preparing the wound electrode body including an uncoated portion of positive electrode active material layers and an uncoated portion of negative electrode active material layers, and not forming the positive electrode active material layers on at least a surface of a positive electrode current collector on a winding outer peripheral side thereof in a region that includes at least an outermost periphery of the positive electrode; structuring the secondary battery by accommodating the wound electrode body in a battery case; and subjecting the secondary battery to an aging treatment in which the secondary battery is retained within a temperature range that is equal to or higher than 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Kondo, Hideki Sano
  • Patent number: 10449820
    Abstract: A vehicle-height control system includes: a fluid supply and discharge device including a compressor device and a tank storing fluid pressurized by the compressor device; a vehicle-height control actuator corresponding to a wheel and connected to the fluid supply and discharge device; a vehicle height controller that controls a vehicle height for the wheel by controlling the fluid supply and discharge device to control supply and discharge of fluid to and from the vehicle-height control actuator; a tank pressure controller that controls a tank pressure; and a fluid supply controller that supplies the fluid to a low pressure portion by controlling the fluid supply and discharge device at start and/or termination of at least one of control executed by the vehicle height controller and control executed by the tank pressure controller. The low pressure portion is at least a portion of the fluid supply and discharge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ikuhide Iyoda, Takayuki Tachi, Hideki Ohashi, Katsuyuki Sano, Jun Tokumitsu, Ryo Kanda, Shogo Tanaka, Masao Ikeya, Masaaki Oishi
  • Publication number: 20190305373
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution for a lithium-ion battery is provided. The electrolyte solution contains at least a solvent and a lithium salt. The lithium salt is dissolved in the solvent. The solvent contains acetic anhydride at a concentration not lower than 80 vol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Iguchi, Hideki Sano
  • Patent number: 10424816
    Abstract: A lithium-ion secondary battery (100) includes a wound electrode body (80), a nonaqueous electrolyte, and a box-shaped case (50). The wound electrode body includes a positive electrode (10), a negative electrode (20), and a separator (40). The box-shaped case contains the wound electrode body and the nonaqueous electrolyte. The wound electrode body includes a starting-end-side negative electrode remainder portion (22) provided in a winding-direction starting end portion (81) of the wound electrode body. The winding-direction starting end portion exists at a winding center side. The starting-end-side negative electrode remainder portion protrudes toward the winding center side along a winding direction beyond the positive electrode. A surplus nonaqueous electrolyte exists in a gap between the wound electrode body and the box-shaped case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukiyoshi Ueno, Tomoyuki Mizuno, Kunimitsu Yamamoto, Junko Ohira, Kaoru Inoue, Hideaki Fujita, Hideki Sano
  • Publication number: 20190288341
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution is used for a lithium ion battery. The electrolyte solution contains at least a solvent and lithium salt. The solvent contains at least methoxymethyl formate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki IGUCHI, Hideki SANO
  • Publication number: 20190260081
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution for a lithium-ion battery is provided. The electrolyte solution contains at least a solvent and a lithium salt. The solvent contains at least methoxyacetone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki IGUCHI, Hideki SANO
  • Patent number: 10384508
    Abstract: A vehicle-height control system is configured to control a vehicle height for a wheel. The vehicle-height control system includes: a vehicle-height control actuator provided so as to correspond to the wheel; a pressure-medium supply and discharge device configured to supply and discharge a pressure medium to and from the vehicle-height control actuator; and a vehicle height controller configured to control the vehicle height for the wheel by controlling the pressure-medium supply and discharge device based on an inside temperature and an outside-air temperature to control at least one of supply and discharge of the pressure medium to and from the vehicle-height control actuator. The inside temperature is a temperature in the vehicle-height control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Ohashi, Katsuyuki Sano, Jun Tokumitsu, Ryo Kanda, Shogo Tanaka, Masaaki Oishi, Ken Ogue, Masakazu Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10374255
    Abstract: Provided is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which the following are housed in a battery case: a nonaqueous electrolyte, a boron atom-containing oxalato complex compound, and an electrode assembly in which a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material and a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material are disposed facing each other. Here, a coat containing boron atoms originating from the oxalato complex compound is formed on the surface of the negative electrode active material, and the amount BM (?g/cm2) of the boron atom as measured based on inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopic analysis and the intensity BA for a tricoordinate boron atom as measured based on x-ray absorption fine structure analysis satisfy 0.5?BA/BM?1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakano, Satoshi Goto, Tomohide Sumi, Hideki Sano
  • Patent number: 10224564
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a wound electrode body, and the wound electrode body includes two curved portions and a center flat portion which has flat surfaces. A positive electrode winding end, a negative electrode winding end, and separator winding ends are positioned on the same curved portion. The negative electrode winding end is arranged at an advanced position from the positive electrode winding end in a winding direction, and at least one of the separator winding ends is positioned at an advanced position from the negative electrode winding end in the winding direction. A distance a (mm) from the negative electrode winding end to the separator winding end and a distance b (mm) from the positive electrode winding end to the negative electrode winding end satisfy relationships 0.5?a×(a+b)?104 and 0?b?11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Umeyama, Yukiyoshi Ueno, Hideki Sano
  • Publication number: 20190064214
    Abstract: A surface-mountable socket has a wiping function. A socket 100 of the present technology can be surface-mounted to a board 210. The socket 100 includes a plurality of contacts 110, and each contact 110 includes a contact portion 112 that can contact a terminal of a semiconductor device, a locking portion 116 connected to the contact portion 112, and a board-side contact portion 118 that extends from the locking portion 116 and can contact a conductive region formed on a board surface. The socket 100 further includes a stopper member 120 that holds the locking portion 116 of the plurality of contacts 110 and a guide member 180 that is disposed so as to oppose the stopper member 120, and the guide member 180 is formed with a plurality of through holes 184 that houses a board-side contact 118 protruding from the stopper member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takahashi, Hideki Sano
  • Publication number: 20180316040
    Abstract: A method of producing a lithium ion secondary battery includes preparing a case in which an electrode group including at least a positive electrode and a negative electrode is accommodated; impregnating a first electrolyte solution into the electrode group, lowering a potential of the negative electrode to a first potential, injecting FEC into a case, and lowering a potential of the negative electrode to a second potential. The negative electrode contains at least graphite and silicon oxide. The first electrolyte solution does not contain FEC. An additive has a reductive decomposition potential of 0.5 V (vs. Li+/Li) or more and 1.5 V (vs. Li+/Li) or less. The first potential is higher than 0.2 V (vs. Li+/Li) and is equal to or lower than the reductive decomposition potential. The second potential is 0.2 V (vs. Li+/Li) or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki IGUCHI, Hideaki FUJITA, Hideki SANO, Kaoru INOUE
  • Patent number: 9997768
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery involves a negative electrode sheet including a negative current collector and a negative active material layer that contains negative active material particles including first particles and second particles. In the negative active material layer, the ratio of the first particles to the total negative active material particles in a part on the current collector side in the layer thickness direction of the negative active material layer is higher than the ratio of the first particles to the total negative active material particles in the whole negative active material layer and the ratio of the second particles to the total negative active material particles in a part on an outer surface side of the negative active material layer in the layer thickness direction is higher than the ratio of the second particles to the total negative active material particles in the whole negative active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Takahata, Hideki Sano
  • Patent number: 9905846
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes: an electrode mixture layer that contains an electrode active material and an organic ferroelectric having a dielectric constant of 25 or higher; and an electrolytic solution that contains lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide and a nonaqueous solvent. A content of the organic ferroelectric is 0.5 parts by mass to 10 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the electrode active material. A proportion of a high-polarity solvent having a dielectric constant of 10 or higher in the nonaqueous solvent is 10 vol % or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Umeyama, Naoto Onodera, Naoyuki Wada, Yusuke Fukumoto, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Yuji Yokoyama, Hideki Sano