Patents by Inventor Je Jun Lee

Je Jun Lee 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: 20240055645
    Abstract: A multi-roller system includes at least two pairs of rollers, in which the at least two pairs of rollers rotate about independent rotation axes, respectively. Changes in heights of the at least two pairs of rollers are controlled. Cross-sections of the at least two pairs of more of rollers have different shapes. The at least two pairs of rollers approach and press the battery can at intervals between the at least two pairs of rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hoon PARK, Jimin JUNG, Je Jun LEE, Hak Kyun KIM
  • Publication number: 20240042557
    Abstract: Discussed is a welding quality inspection apparatus that can include a measurement unit including a first resistance measurement member to measure a first resistance value by directly contacting a first measurement point and a second resistance measurement member to measure a second resistance value by directly contacting a second measurement point; and a control unit to judge that a welding defect occurs and sorts a defective item when the first resistance value or the second resistance value obtained from the measurement unit exceeds a threshold resistance value. The first measurement point may be positioned on a first electrode terminal exposed to an outside of the secondary battery, and the second measurement point may be positioned on the welding portion of the first electrode current collector provided inside the secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Won LIM, Je Jun LEE, Hak Kyun KIM, Hong Jae MUN
  • 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: 20240021928
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes a lower can; an upper can is coupled to the lower can; an electrode assembly is on the lower can in an accommodation space defined between the lower can and the upper can. The lower can includes a first planar part, on which the electrode assembly is seated, and a first sidewall disposed vertically along a circumference of the first planar part such that a concave portion is defined in the first sidewall. The upper can includes a second planar part, which has an area that covers an opened top surface of the lower can, and a second sidewall disposed vertically along a circumference of the second planar part such that a convex portion is on an inner surface of the second sidewall. When the sidewall is coupled to be placed outside the first sidewall, the convex portion is fitted into the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu KIM, Joo Hwan SUNG, Yong Gon LEE, Je Jun LEE, Jae Won LIM, Geon Woo MIN, Min Su CHO, Sang Hak CHAE
  • 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: 20230343988
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a lower can into which the electrode assembly is disposed; and an upper can configured to cover an opening of an upper end of the lower can. A beading part recessed inward is disposed at an upper portion of the lower can. The upper end of the lower can disposed above the beading part has a bent shape and configured to surround an edge end of the upper can so that the upper can and the lower can are coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu KIM, Yong Gon LEE, Je Jun LEE, Jae Won LIM, Geon Woo MIN, Min Su CHO, Joo Hwan SUNG, Sang Hak CHAE
  • Publication number: 20230291039
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a lower can into which the electrode assembly is disposed; and an upper can configured to cover an opening of an upper end of the lower can. A beading part recessed inward is provided in an upper portion of the lower can. An end of the upper can has a bent shape so the upper can and the lower can are coupled to each other while an end point of the end of the upper can is inserted into the beading part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu KIM, Yong Gon LEE, Je Jun LEE, Jae Won LIM, Geon Woo MIN, Min Su CHO, Joo Hwan SUNG, Sang Hak CHAE
  • Publication number: 20230291015
    Abstract: A battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and second electrode, a first portion including an active material extending between a pair of first sides, and a second portion extending between the pair of first sides and exposed beyond the separator, at least a part of the second portion includes an electrode tab; a battery housing having a first end with a first opening, a second end opposite the first end, and an inner surface, the battery housing accommodating the electrode assembly; a first current collector including a tab coupling portion coupled to the second portion of the first electrode and a housing coupling portion extending from the tab coupling portion and electrically coupled to the inner surface of the battery housing; and a cap covering the first opening of the battery housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Hae-Jin LIM, Min-Ki JO, Su-Ji CHOI, Jae-Woong KIM, Jong-Sik PARK, Yu-Sung CHOE, Byoung-Gu LEE, Duk-Hyun RYU, Kwan-Hee LEE, Jae-Eun LEE, Bo-Hyun KANG, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI, Pil-Kyu PARK
  • Publication number: 20230282911
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a lower can in which the electrode assembly is disposed and on which a first screw thread is defined on an outer circumferential surface thereof; an upper can which is configured to cover an opening of an upper end of the lower can and on which a second screw thread corresponding to the first screw thread is defined on an inner circumferential surface thereof; and an insulator interposed between the upper can and the lower can to prevent the upper can and the lower can from being electrically short-circuited with each other. The electrode assembly is formed by horizontally stacking a plurality of first electrodes, a separator, and a second electrode. A first electrode tab extending to be connected to each of the first electrodes of the electrode assembly is in contact with the upper can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu KIM, Yong Gon LEE, Je Jun LEE, Jae Won LIM, Geon Woo MIN, Min Su CHO, Joo Hwan SUNG, Sang Hak CHAE
  • Patent number: 11749866
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a secondary battery capable of improving venting pressure distribution. A secondary battery including an electrode assembly, a can member that accommodates the electrode assembly, and a top cap assembly that covers an opening of the can member. The top cap assembly includes a top cap positioned at the uppermost portion and a safety vent part positioned below the top cap. The safety vent part includes a rupture portion that is ruptured when an internal pressure within the can member equals or exceeds a predetermined pressure, a rupture notch portion that defines a boundary of the rupture portion, and a bending notch portion which is spaced apart from the rupture notch portion toward a center of the rupture portion on a bottom surface of the rupture portion, and the bending notch portion is bent when the internal pressure within the can member increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Geon Woo Min, Je Jun Lee, Sang Suk Jung
  • Publication number: 20230268593
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a lower can in which the electrode assembly is disposed and on which a first screw thread is defined on an outer circumferential surface thereof; an upper can which is configured to cover an opening of an upper end of the lower can and on which a second screw thread corresponding to the first screw thread is defined on an inner circumferential surface thereof; and an insulator interposed between the upper can and the lower can to prevent the upper can and the lower can from being electrically short-circuited with each other, wherein an electrode tab extending from an electrode of the electrode assembly is in contact with the upper can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu KIM, Yong Gon LEE, Je Jun LEE, Jae Won LIM, Geon Woo MIN, Min Su CHO, Joo Hwan SUNG, Sang Hak CHAE
  • Publication number: 20230246245
    Abstract: A battery can include an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode can have a pair of first sides and a pair of second sides extending between the pair of first sides, a first portion including an active material extending between the pair of first sides, and a second portion extending between the pair of first sides and exposed beyond the separator along a winding direction. The battery can further include a battery housing having a first opening at a first end and a second end with a second opening opposite the first end, a first current collector including a support portion positioned on the electrode assembly, and a housing cover which seals the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Hae-Jin LIM, Min-Ki JO, Jae-Woong KIM, Jong-Sik PARK, Yu-Sung CHOE, Byoung-Gu LEE, Duk-Hyun RYU, Kwan-Hee LEE, Jae-Eun LEE, Bo-Hyun KANG, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI, Pil-Kyu PARK
  • Publication number: 20230246302
    Abstract: A battery can include an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a second electrode and a separator. The first electrode can include a first active material region coated with an active material layer along a winding direction and a first uncoated region not coated with the active material layer, and at least part of the first uncoated region used as an electrode tab. The battery can further include a first current collector coupled to at least 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 between an inner surface of the battery housing facing the first uncoated region or the first current collector and the first uncoated region or the first current collector to block the electrical connection between the first uncoated region and the battery housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    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: 20230246243
    Abstract: A battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode, second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first electrode including a first region coated with an active material and a second region at a first side and adjacent to the first region, the second region being exposed beyond the separator, and at least part of the second region is an electrode tab; a housing including a first end with a first opening, the housing accommodating the electrode assembly; a first current collector including an edge portion on the electrode assembly, a second region coupling portion extending from the edge portion and coupled with the second region, and a terminal coupling portion spaced apart from the second region coupling portion; and a terminal coupled with the terminal coupling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO, Jae-Won LIM, Hak-Kyun KIM, Je-Jun LEE, Ji-Min JUNG, Hae-Jin LIM, Jae-Woong KIM, Jong-Sik PARK, Yu-Sung CHOE, Byoung-Gu LEE, Duk-Hyun RYU, Kwan-Hee LEE, Jae-Eun LEE, Bo-Hyun KANG, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI, Pil-Kyu PARK
  • Publication number: 20230246244
    Abstract: A battery can include an electrode assembly, a battery housing, a terminal and a cap. The electrode assembly can have a first electrode, a second electrode and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode. Each of the first electrode and the second electrode can have a first portion including an active material corresponding to the separator, and a second portion exposed beyond the separator and not coated with the active material. The battery housing can have a first end with a first opening and a second end with a second opening opposite the first end. The terminal can be electrically connected to the second portion of the first electrode and exposed out of the battery housing through the first opening of the battery housing at the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Hae-Jin LIM, Min-Ki JO, Su-Ji CHOI, Bo-Hyun KANG, 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, Jae-Woong KIM, Ji-Min JUNG, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI, Pil-Kyu PARK
  • Publication number: 20230223625
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in which electrodes and a separator are layered and wound, electrode tabs having different polarities protrude from top and bottom surfaces of the electrode assembly, respectively; a can including a bottom part with the electrode assembly disposed thereon and connected to one electrode tab, and a sidewall vertically extending along a circumference of the bottom part around the electrode assembly; and a top cap assembly with a terminal part connected to the other electrode tab and a plate coupled to be insulated from the terminal part and having an edge coupled to an upper end of the sidewall such that the top cap assembly is coupled to the can to close the can. An end of an edge of the plate is welded to be coupled after being seated on a point that meets the upper end of the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Geon Woo MIN, Jae Won LIM, Kyung Wook CHO, Yong Gon LEE, Je Jun LEE, Kwang Su HWANGBO, Min Su CHO, Min Gyu KIM, Sang Hak CHAE
  • Publication number: 20230155217
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in which electrodes and separators are alternately layered; a can case having an internal accommodation space in which the electrode assembly is accommodated; and an electrode tab having one side connected to each of the electrodes of the electrode assembly and the other side welded to the can case. A welding pattern appearing at a welding part, at which the electrode tab is welded to the can case, includes a circular shape and an additional shape in addition to the circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Min JUNG, Je Jun LEE, Jin Soo LEE, Bu Won SON, Jae Won LIM, Jin Yeong LEE
  • Publication number: 20230133740
    Abstract: An electrode assembly, a battery, and a battery pack and a vehicle including the same are provided. 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 a first portion coated with an active material and a second portion at a first side and adjacent the first portion, the second portion being exposed beyond the separator along a first axial direction of the electrode assembly. A part of the second portion is bent in a radial direction of the electrode assembly forming a first surface region including stacked layers of the second portion, and in a partial region of the first surface region, a number of the stacked layers of the second portion is 10 or more in the in the first axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    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: 20230138783
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a lower can configured to accommodate the electrode assembly; an upper can coupled to an opening of the lower can; a gasket configured to electrically insulate the lower can and the upper can from each other; a first tab part configured to connect a first electrode of the electrode assembly to the lower can; and a second tab part configured to connect a second electrode of the electrode assembly to the upper can. The second tab part includes a second electrode tab and a second lead tab. The second electrode tab is connected to the second electrode, and the second lead tab connects the second electrode tab to the upper can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Won LIM, Yong Gon LEE, Je Jun LEE, Geon Woo MIN, Min Su CHO, Min Gyu KIM, Hak Kyun KIM
  • Publication number: 20230130340
    Abstract: The riveting structure of an electrode terminal for a battery includes a battery housing having a bottom; an electrode terminal riveted through a hole formed in the bottom of the battery housing; and a gasket between the electrode terminal and the battery housing. Also, the electrode terminal includes a body portion inserted into the hole; an outer flange portion extending along an outer surface of the bottom of the battery housing from a first side of the body portion exposed through the outer surface; an inner flange portion extending toward an inner surface of the bottom of the battery housing from a second side of the body portion exposed through the inner surface; and a flat portion on the second side of the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO, Do-Gyun KIM, Jae-Woong KIM, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, 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, Hae-Jin LIM, Su-Ji CHOI, Bo-Hyun KANG, Ji-Min JUNG, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI, Pil-Kyu PARK