Patents by Inventor Katsunori Yanagida

Katsunori Yanagida 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: 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: 20200251744
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The separator has a multilayer structure in which a first filler layer containing phosphate particles, a porous resin substrate, and a second filler layer containing inorganic particles having higher heat resistance than the phosphate particles are stacked in this order from the negative electrode side. The first filler layer is disposed on the porous resin substrate in such a manner that the surface of the first filler layer faces the surface of the negative electrode. The phosphate particles have a BET specific surface area in the range of 5 m2/g or more and 100 m2/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takada, Masanori Sugimori, Nobuhiro Hirano, Yuki Morikawa, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20200243827
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a separator includes a substrate, a first filler layer disposed on one side of the substrate and containing phosphate salt particles, and a second filler layer disposed on the other side of the substrate and containing inorganic particles. The separator is disposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode in such a manner that the side of the substrate which bears the first filler layer is directed to the positive electrode side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Morikawa, Masanori Sugimori, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200203695
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a separator includes a substrate, a first filler layer containing phosphate salt particles, and a second filler layer interposed between the substrate and the first filler layer and containing inorganic particles. The separator is disposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode in such a manner that the first filler layer and the second filler layer are directed to the positive electrode side. Further, a resin layer is disposed between the positive electrode and the first filler layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Baba, Masanori Sugimori, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200203693
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein the separator includes an inorganic filler layer which includes a first filler layer containing phosphate salt particles and a second filler layer disposed on the first filler layer and containing inorganic particles more heat resistant than the phosphate salt particles, and the BET specific surface area of the phosphate salt particles is in the range of not less than 5 m2/g and not more than 100 m2/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10553856
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery capable of suppressing the increase in IV resistance of a battery in a combination of a negative electrode containing a lithium-titanium composite oxide and a carbon material and a positive electrode containing a lithium transition metal oxide. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator placed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide in which Ni accounts for 30 mole percent or more of the total molar amount of metal elements excluding Li and also contains tungsten element. The negative electrode contains a lithium-titanium composite oxide and a carbon material. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a substance reduced on the negative electrode at a potential of 0.5 V to 1.5 V (vs. Li/Li+).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Masanori Sugimori, Kouhei Tuduki, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10535877
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a non-aqueous electrolyte and an electrode body in which a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate are layered with a separator interposed therebetween. The positive electrode plate contains a phosphate compound. The negative electrode plate contains a graphite-based material, an amorphous/non-crystalline carbon material, and a rubber-based binder. The ratio of the coverage of the rubber-based binder on the amorphous/non-crystalline carbon material to the coverage of the rubber-based binder on the graphite-based material is more than 0 and 0.5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouhei Tuduki, Atsushi Fukui, 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190245200
    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: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Baba, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20190214635
    Abstract: A negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixture layer disposed on the negative electrode current collector, and the negative electrode mixture layer contains a negative electrode active material containing lithium titanate, a binder, and a (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer. The amount of the (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer in the negative electrode mixture layer is 10 mass % or less relative to the total amount of the (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer and the binder. The amount of the (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer in a portion of the negative electrode mixture layer that extends from the surface to the middle of the negative electrode mixture layer in the thickness direction (upper region) is 60 mass % or more relative to the total amount of the (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10340521
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having good cycle characteristics. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode active material is a layered lithium transition metal oxide, and the positive electrode active material has a crystallite size of 140 nm or less. The negative electrode active material contains at least carbon, and the nonaqueous electrolyte contains 2 to 30% by volume of fluoroethylene carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Yoshiyuki Muraoka, Katsunori Yanagida, Masanobu Takeuchi, Fumiharu Niina
  • Publication number: 20190181423
    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: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takada, Sho Urata, Kouhei Tuduki, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20190173085
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator placed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode contains a first lithium transition metal oxide in which Ni accounts for 30 mole percent or more of the total molar amount of metal elements excluding Li; a second lithium transition metal oxide in which Co and Ni account for 60 mole percent or more and 20 mole percent or less, respectively, of the total molar amount of metal elements excluding Li; and tungsten element. The negative electrode contains a lithium-titanium composite oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Natsumi Goto, Kouhei Tuduki, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10270086
    Abstract: A negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries which suppresses generation of gas and increases power characteristics, including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixture layer placed on the negative electrode current collector. The negative electrode mixture layer is a mixture of a negative electrode active material, a binding agent, and a conductive agent. The negative electrode active material contains silicon. The binding agent includes a binding agent A made of a rubber polymeric compound. A through-thickness cross section of the negative electrode mixture layer halved into a current collector-side region and a surface-side region, has the amount of the binding agent A in the current collector-side region larger than the amount of the binding agent A in the surface-side region and the amount of the conductive agent in the surface-side region is larger than the amount of the conductive agent in the current collector-side region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10243205
    Abstract: A negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixture layer placed on the negative electrode current collector. The negative electrode mixture layer is a layer of a mixture of a negative electrode active material, a binding agent, and a conductive agent. The binding agent includes a binding agent A made of a rubber polymeric compound and a binding agent B made of a water-soluble polymeric compound. In the case where a through-thickness cross section of the negative electrode mixture layer is halved into a current collector-side region and a surface-side region, the amount of the binding agent A in the current collector-side region is larger than the amount of the binding agent A in the surface-side region and the amount of the conductive agent in the current collector-side region is larger than the amount of the conductive agent in the surface-side region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20190044179
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a positive electrode mixture layer of a positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide containing at least nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co), manganese (Mn), and tungsten (W). A negative electrode mixture layer of a negative electrode contains lithium titanate and a group-5 group-6oxide that is an oxide containing at least one selected from a group consisting of group 5 elements and group 6 elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Kouhei Tuduki, Katsunori Yanagida