Patents by Inventor Kousuke Shiraki

Kousuke Shiraki 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: 10790530
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10749202
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes a cell frame having a frame body in which a sealing groove is formed and a sealing member disposed in the sealing groove. The redox flow battery includes an adhesive that fixes the sealing member to the sealing groove, and a type A durometer hardness of the adhesive after curing is 100 or less. Preferably, the type A durometer hardness of the adhesive after curing is less than or equal to a type A durometer hardness of the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kousuke Shiraki, Takashi Kanno, Haruhisa Toyoda, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200259198
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10714760
    Abstract: An electrode for redox flow batteries, the electrode being formed of a carbon fiber aggregate including a plurality of carbon fibers. Each of the carbon fibers has a plurality of pleats formed in the surface thereof. The ratio of L1 to L2, that is, L1/L2, is more than 1, where L1 is the peripheral length of a cross section of the carbon fibers and L2 is the peripheral length of a virtual rectangle circumscribing the cross section of the carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kousuke Shiraki, Takashi Kanno, Kenichiro Miyatake
  • Publication number: 20200112044
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10566644
    Abstract: Provided are a battery cell that can be produced efficiently. A frame body of each cell frame of a battery cell includes an inner peripheral recessed portion formed by reducing a thickness of a peripheral portion that surrounds an entire perimeter of the penetrating window so that the peripheral portion has a smaller thickness than other portions of the frame body. A bipolar plate of the battery cell includes an outer peripheral engaging portion that engages with the inner peripheral recessed portion, the outer peripheral engaging portion being a portion having a particular width and extending throughout an entire outer periphery of the bipolar plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takashi Kanno, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Kiyoaki Hayashi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki
  • Publication number: 20190273264
    Abstract: An electrode for redox flow batteries, the electrode being formed of a carbon fiber aggregate including a plurality of carbon fibers. Each of the carbon fibers has a plurality of pleats formed in the surface thereof. The ratio of L1 to L2, that is, L1/L2, is more than 1, where L1 is the peripheral length of a cross section of the carbon fibers and L2 is the peripheral length of a virtual rectangle circumscribing the cross section of the carbon fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kousuke Shiraki, Takashi Kanno, Kenichiro Miyatake
  • Publication number: 20190157699
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi KANNO, Katsuya YAMANISHI, Takefumi ITO, Masahiro KUWABARA, Kiyoaki MORIUCHI, Hideyuki YAMAGUCHI, Hayato FUJITA, Kousuke SHIRAKI, Kiyoaki HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10230123
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190067726
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes a cell frame having a frame body in which a sealing groove is formed and a sealing member disposed in the sealing groove. The redox flow battery includes an adhesive that fixes the sealing member to the sealing groove, and a type A durometer hardness of the adhesive after curing is 100 or less. Preferably, the type A durometer hardness of the adhesive after curing is less than or equal to a type A durometer hardness of the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kousuke Shiraki, Takashi Kanno, Haruhisa Toyoda, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10211467
    Abstract: A cell frame for a redox flow battery comprises: a bipolar plate; and a frame body provided at an outer periphery of the bipolar plate, the frame body including a manifold which penetrates through front and back surfaces of the frame body and through which an electrolyte flows, and at least one slit being formed on the front surface of the frame body and forming a channel of the electrolyte between the manifold and the bipolar plate, a cross sectional shape of the slit, in a longitudinal direction of the slit, having a width w and a depth h, the width w and the depth h satisfying (A) w?3 mm and (B) 1/8<h/w<1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takefumi Ito, Takashi Kanno, Masahiro Kuwabara, Katsuya Yamanishi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kiyoaki Hayashi, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Moriuchi
  • Patent number: 10193178
    Abstract: A frame body for a redox flow battery is provided with a window. The expressions A>C, B>D, and (B/A)?0.2 are satisfied, where A represents the length of a long side of a rectangle that envelops the window, B represents the width of a horizontal frame corresponding to the long side, C represents the length of a short side of the rectangle, and D represents the width of a vertical frame corresponding to the short side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Inductries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kuwabara, Haruhisa Toyoda, Takashi Kanno, Takefumi Ito, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10158127
    Abstract: A cell frame for a redox flow battery comprises: a bipolar plate; and a frame body provided at an outer periphery of the bipolar plate, the frame body including a manifold which penetrates through front and back surfaces of the frame body and through which an electrolyte flows, and at least one slit being formed on the front surface of the frame body and forming a channel of the electrolyte between the manifold and the bipolar plate, a cross sectional shape of the slit, in a longitudinal direction of the slit, having a width w and a depth h, the width w and the depth h satisfying (A) w?3 mm and (B) 1/8<h/w<1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takefumi Ito, Takashi Kanno, Masahiro Kuwabara, Katsuya Yamanishi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kiyoaki Hayashi, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Moriuchi
  • Publication number: 20180277858
    Abstract: A bipolar plate for a battery has two surfaces on which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are to be disposed respectively. At least one of the surfaces of the bipolar plate is provided with a plurality of groove sections through which an electrolyte flows and a ridge section located between the groove sections that are adjacent to each other. The groove sections include an introduction groove section and a discharge groove section that are not in communication with each other. The ridge section includes an uneven portion configured to suppress sliding of the positive electrode or the negative electrode in a direction in which the adjacent groove sections are arranged in parallel. The uneven portion includes a rough surface provided on at least a part of a surface of the ridge section and having an arithmetical mean roughness Ra of 0.1 ?m to 10 ?m inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Hayato Fujita, Masahiro Kuwabara, Takashi Kanno, Haruhisa Toyoda, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi, Takefumi Ito
  • Publication number: 20180108930
    Abstract: A frame body for a redox flow battery is provided with a window. The expressions A>C, B>D, and (B/A)?0.2 are satisfied, where A represents the length of a long side of a rectangle that envelops the window, B represents the width of a horizontal frame corresponding to the long side, C represents the length of a short side of the rectangle, and D represents the width of a vertical frame corresponding to the short side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kuwabara, Haruhisa Toyoda, Takashi Kanno, Takefumi Ito, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20170324108
    Abstract: Provided are a battery cell that can be produced efficiently. A frame body of each cell frame of a battery cell includes an inner peripheral recessed portion formed by reducing a thickness of a peripheral portion that surrounds an entire perimeter of the penetrating window so that the peripheral portion has a smaller thickness than other portions of the frame body. A bipolar plate of the battery cell includes an outer peripheral engaging portion that engages with the inner peripheral recessed portion, the outer peripheral engaging portion being a portion having a particular width and extending throughout an entire outer periphery of the bipolar plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takashi Kanno, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Kiyoaki Hayashi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki
  • Publication number: 20170237104
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20170110741
    Abstract: A cell frame for a redox flow battery comprises: a bipolar plate; and a frame body provided at an outer periphery of the bipolar plate, the frame body including a manifold which penetrates through front and back surfaces of the frame body and through which an electrolyte flows, and at least one slit being formed on the front surface of the frame body and forming a channel of the electrolyte between the manifold and the bipolar plate, a cross sectional shape of the slit, in a longitudinal direction of the slit, having a width w and a depth h, the width w and the depth h satisfying (A) w?3 mm and (B) 1/8<h/w<1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Takefumi Ito, Takashi Kanno, Masahiro Kuwabara, Katsuya Yamanishi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kiyoaki Hayashi, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Moriuchi
  • Patent number: 9093197
    Abstract: A composition for a wire coating member having flame retardancy that is heat resistant and productive without using electron irradiation crosslinking, and an insulated wire and a wiring harness having the same. The insulated wire includes a wire coating member containing the composition for the wire coating member that contains water-crosslinkable polyolefin containing polyolefin that is modified by a silane coupling agent, unmodified polyolefin, modified polyolefin that is modified by a functional group, a bromine flame retardant, a cross-linking catalyst, a phenolic antioxidant, and either one of a zinc sulfide, and a zinc oxide and an imidazole compound. The insulated wire is prepared by extrusion-coating a conductor with the composition to form the wire coating member around the conductor, and the wire coating member is water-crosslinked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., AUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimada, Masashi Kimura, Kousuke Shiraki, Mamoru Kondou, Masashi Sato
  • Patent number: 8895857
    Abstract: A flame-retardant composition that is more excellent in heat resistance than a conventional flame-retardant composition. The flame-retardant composition contains silane-crosslinked polyolefin, polyolefin, a metallic hydrate, a phenolic antioxidant, a sulfurous antioxidant, a metallic oxide, and a copper inhibitor. The sulfurous antioxidant is preferably a benzimidazole compound, and the metallic oxide is preferably a zinc oxide. The silane-crosslinked polyolefin is preferably polyethylene having a density of 0.880 to 0.910 g/cm3 that is silane-crosslinked. The polyolefin is preferably polyethylene having a density of 0.880 to 0.910 g/cm3, or an olefin elastomer having a melting point of 140° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kousuke Shiraki, Masashi Sato, Tomonori Inagaki, Masashi Kimura