Patents by Inventor Kwang Su HWANGBO

Kwang Su HWANGBO 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: 20240063517
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery has a diameter greater than a height thereof. The button-type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a can body in which the electrode assembly is accommodated; a base plate configured to cover an opening of an upper end of the can body and bonded to the can body, the base plate having a through-hole therein; an electrode terminal of which at least a portion is disposed into the through-hole to cover the through-hole; and an insulating gasket configured to insulate the electrode terminal from the base plate. The electrode terminal, the insulating gasket, and the base plate are bonded to each other through thermal fusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Su HWANGBO, Geon Woo MIN, Do Gyun KIM
  • Publication number: 20240063423
    Abstract: A sub cell includes a jelly-roll type electrode assembly including an electrode tab, a current collector plate joined to one side of the electrode assembly, the current collector plate being electrically connected to the electrode tab, and a solder interposed between the electrode tab and the current collector plate to join the electrode tab and the current collector plate, the solder having a lower melting point than a melting point of the electrode tab and a melting point of the current collector plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO
  • Publication number: 20240055738
    Abstract: A fixing structure of an electrode includes a battery housing having a bottom with a perforation hole; an electrode terminal fixed to the bottom; and a terminal gasket interposed between the electrode terminal and the bottom. The electrode terminal includes a neck portion inserted into the perforation hole; a head portion connected to one end of the neck portion and having a cross section larger than the cross section of the perforation hole and extending along one surface of the bottom; a protrusion connected to the other end of the neck portion and extending along an axial direction of the battery housing from the other surface of the bottom; a diameter-enlarged portion configured to extend in a centrifugal direction from the protrusion; and a front end surface at an axial end of the protrusion. The diameter-enlarged portion may be a fastening member at an outer circumference of the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Geon-Woo MIN, Min-Ki JO, Do-Gyun KIM, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Jae-Woong KIM
  • 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: 20240006721
    Abstract: A battery cell includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode current collector having a sheet shape, a second electrode current collector having a sheet shape, and a separator located between the first electrode current collector and the second electrode current collector, the first electrode current collector, the second electrode current collector, and the separator being wound in a winding direction; a battery can accommodating the electrode assembly, the battery can having an open portion and a partially closed portion, the partially closed portion being electrically connected to the second electrode current collector; a current collection plate electrically connected to the first electrode current collector; a cell terminal connected to the current collection plate through a perforated hole of the partially closed portion of the battery can; and an insulator located between the battery can and the current collection plate. A method of manufacturing the battery cell is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Ki JO, Bo-Hyun KANG, Do-Gyun KIM, Su-Ji CHOI, Kwang-Su HWANGBO
  • Publication number: 20230395950
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery cell includes a battery can accommodating a jelly-roll type electrode assembly therein, and a cap covers and closes an open end of the battery can. The cap is bonded to a tab of an electrode of the electrode assembly. The cap includes two or more electrode connecting portions, each of which protrudes into the interior of the battery can along the axial direction. The electrode connecting portions are spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction about a center of the cap, and at least two of the electrode connecting portions are positioned on opposing sides of the center of the cap. The cap functions as both a current collector plate and the cap, thus increasing energy density. Manufacturing methods are also disclosed, as is a battery pack including the battery cell and a vehicle equipped with the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Su Hwangbo, Do Gyun Kim, Minki Jo, Suji Choi, Kwang Hun Ko, Dasom Lee
  • Publication number: 20230387513
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery cell includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab, a battery can in which the electrode assembly is received, the battery can being electrically connected to the second electrode tab, a top cap to cover a top opening of the battery can, the top cap being electrically connected to the first electrode tab and electrically insulated from the battery can, and a terminal extension member coupled to a top of the battery can and electrically insulated from the top cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 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
  • Publication number: 20230299443
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in which electrodes and separators are alternatively stacked to be wound, a battery case in which the electrode assembly and an electrolyte are accommodated, and a fixing tape adhering on an outer surface of the electrode assembly to prevent the electrode assembly from being unwound. The fixing tape is weakened in fixing force for suppressing unwinding when being impregnated in the electrolyte so that the winding of the electrode assembly is substantially released to expand in an initial space between the battery case and the electrode assembly. A method for manufacturing the same is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Ro Un KIM, Do Gyun KIM, Kwang Su HWANGBO, Jeong Eon PARK
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20230121876
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a first electrode; a second electrode; and a separator, the first electrode, the second electrode, and the separator wound about an axis defining a core and an outer circumference of the electrode assembly. The first electrode has a pair of first sides and a pair of second sides, a first portion extending between the pair of first sides, and a second portion extending between the pair of first sides, the first portion being coated with an active material, and at least a part of the second portion includes an electrode tab. The second portion includes a first part adjacent to the core of the electrode assembly, a second part adjacent to the outer circumference of the electrode assembly, and a third part between the first part and the second part. The first or second part has a smaller height than the third part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: 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, Pil-Kyu PARK, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Hae-Jin LIM, Min-Ki JO, Su-Ji CHOI, Bo-Hyun KANG, Jae-Woong KIM, Ji-Min JUNG, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI
  • Publication number: 20230065592
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery includes a lower can having a first sidewall in a vertical direction along a circumference of a first flat portion; an upper can having a second sidewall in a vertical direction along a circumference of a second flat portion, wherein the upper can is coupled to the lower can so that the second flat portion faces the first flat portion; an electrode assembly in an inner space between the lower can and the upper can; and a gasket between the second sidewall and the first sidewall to prevent the upper and lower cans from contacting. The second sidewall comprises a distant end that is bent to surround an edge configured to connect the first flat portion to the first sidewall and is below the first flat portion. The gasket extends between the distal end and the first flat portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu KIM, Byung Sup KIM, Joo Hwan SUNG, Yong Gon LEE, Je Jun LEE, Kwang Su HWANGBO, Geon Woo MIN, Min Su CHO, Sang Hak CHAE
  • Publication number: 20230055864
    Abstract: A button-type secondary battery having a cup which has an opened upper side and in which an electrode assembly and an electrolyte are mounted; a top plate which is coupled to an upper end of the cup to close the opened upper side of the cup and in which a through-hole is formed; a positive electrode terminal including a protrusion having a diameter capable of being inserted into the through-hole and a hook having a diameter greater than that of the through-hole, the protrusion being inserted into the through-hole so that the hook is disposed outside or inside the cup; and a gasket inserted to insulate a portion at which the protrusion and the hook are in contact with the top plate when the protrusion of the positive electrode terminal is inserted into the through-hole. The gasket bonds the positive electrode terminal to the top plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Su HWANGBO, Geon Woo MIN
  • Publication number: 20220278431
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a first electrode; a second electrode; and a separator, the first electrode, the second electrode, and the separator wound about an axis defining a core and an outer circumference of the electrode assembly. The first electrode has a pair of first sides and a pair of second sides, a first portion extending between the pair of first sides, and a second portion extending between the pair of first sides, the first portion being coated with an active material, and at least a part of the second portion includes an electrode tab. The second portion includes a first part adjacent to the core of the electrode assembly, a second part adjacent to the outer circumference of the electrode assembly, and a third part between the first part and the second part. The first or second part has a smaller height than the third part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: 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, Pil-Kyu PARK, Kwang-Su HWANGBO, Do-Gyun KIM, Geon-Woo MIN, Hae-Jin LIM, Min-Ki JO, Su-Ji CHOI, Bo-Hyun KANG, Jae-Woong KIM, Ji-Min JUNG, Jin-Hak KONG, Soon-O LEE, Kyu-Hyun CHOI