Patents by Inventor Makoto Yoshioka

Makoto Yoshioka 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: 20220140404
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a solid state battery that includes forming a solid state battery precursor by sequentially laminating a positive electrode layer sheet, a solid electrolyte layer sheet, and a negative electrode layer sheet along a laminating direction; providing a terminal non-connection portion contact sheet so as to contact a terminal non-connection portion of an outer edge portion of each of the positive electrode layer sheet and the negative electrode layer sheet, wherein the terminal non-connection portion contact sheet has a ratio of a thermal expansion coefficient of at least one of a solid electrolyte material and an insulating material contained in the terminal non-connection portion contact sheet to a thermal expansion coefficient of an electrode material contained in at least one of the positive electrode layer sheet and the negative electrode layer sheet of 0.7 or more and less than 1.5; and firing the solid state battery precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicants: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji OSHIMA, Makoto YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 11322776
    Abstract: A co-fired all-solid-state battery that includes a negative electrode, a solid electrolyte layer, and a positive electrode. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material and a garnet-type solid electrolyte. The negative electrode active material contains Li, V, and O. The negative electrode active material has a mole ratio (Li/V) of a Li content to a V content of 2.0 or more. The garnet-type solid electrolyte contains Li, La, Zr, and O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohei Takano, Makoto Yoshioka, Takeo Ishikura, Akisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 11267716
    Abstract: A NaSICON-type solid-state electrolyte that contains Na as a conducting species, Zr, M, Si, P, and O, where M is at least one element selected from Mg, V, and Nb. The NaSICON-type solid-state electrolyte has a composition in which a molar ratio of M to Zr (M/Zr) is less than 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akisuke Ito, Makoto Yoshioka, Takeo Ishikura, Ryohei Takano
  • Publication number: 20220021024
    Abstract: A solid-state battery including a solid-state battery laminate having one or more positive electrode layers, one or more negative electrode layers, and a solid electrolyte interposed therebetween. Each of the electrode layers of the one or more positive electrode layers and the one or more negative electrode layers contains an active material, and an outermost electrode layer of the solid-state battery laminate has a different active material amount with respect to a non-outermost electrode layer located on an inner side of the outermost electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichi Bando, Makoto Yoshioka, Osamu Chikagawa
  • Publication number: 20220006068
    Abstract: A solid-state battery that includes: a solid battery laminate including a positive electrode layer, a negative electrode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer interposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer along a lamination direction; a positive electrode terminal on a first side surface of the solid battery laminate, and the positive electrode layer is in electrical contact with the positive electrode terminal at the first side surface; and a negative electrode terminal on a second side surface of the solid battery laminate, and the negative electrode layer is in electrical contact with the negative electrode terminal at the second side surface, wherein, in a plan view of the solid-state battery, at least one of the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer has a tapered portion wherein a dimension thereof decreases toward the first side surface or the second side surface, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventor: Makoto Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20210265667
    Abstract: A solid state battery having a laminated structure with one or more positive electrode layers and one or more negative electrode layers alternately stacked with a solid electrolyte layer interposed therebetween; a positive end surface electrode electrically connected to the one or more positive electrode layers; and a negative end surface electrode electrically connected to the one or more negative electrode layers, wherein (1) at least one positive electrode layer has a concavoconvex shape in a plan view thereof at an end on a side thereof that is electrically connected to the positive end surface electrode, and/or (2) at least one negative electrode layer has a concavoconvex shape in a plan view thereof at an end on a side thereof that is electrically connected to the negative end surface electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji Oshima, Makoto Yoshioka, Osamu Chikagawa
  • Publication number: 20210249697
    Abstract: A solid state battery having: a laminated structure in which one or more positive electrode layers and one or more negative electrode layers are alternately laminated with a solid electrolytic layer interposed in between; a positive end face electrode on a first end face of the laminated structure; and a negative end face electrode on a second end face of the laminated structure, wherein (1) at least one of the one or more positive electrode layers has an end portion having a protruding shape protruding toward the positive end face electrode in a sectional view and electrically connected to the positive end face electrode, or (2) at least one of the one or more negative electrode layers has an end portion having a protruding shape protruding toward the negative end face electrode in the sectional view and electrically connected to the negative end face electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshioka, Kenji Oshima, Osamu Chikagawa
  • Publication number: 20210218052
    Abstract: A thread battery that includes: a thread-like first electrode that extends in a longitudinal direction between a first end and a second end that face each other in the longitudinal direction; a solid electrolyte on an outer peripheral surface of the first electrode; a second electrode on an outer peripheral surface of the solid electrolyte; a first current collector covering the first end, connected to the thread-like first electrode, and not connected to the second electrode; and a second current collector covering the second end, connected to the second electrode, and not connected to the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kou Tanaka, Masahiko Kondo, Makoto Yoshioka, Yukio Ehara
  • Publication number: 20210210780
    Abstract: A thread battery that includes: a thread-like solid electrolyte that extends in a longitudinal direction between a first end and a second end that face each other in the longitudinal direction; a first electrode on a first part of an outer peripheral surface of the solid electrolyte along the longitudinal direction; a second electrode on a second part of the outer peripheral surface of the solid electrolyte along the longitudinal direction, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode do not contact each other; a first current collector on an outer peripheral surface of the first electrode along the longitudinal direction; and a second current collector on an outer peripheral surface of the second electrode along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kou Tanaka, Masahiko Kondo, Makoto Yoshioka, Yukio Ehara
  • Publication number: 20210203007
    Abstract: A solid-state battery including a battery element having one or more battery constitutional units, each battery constitutional unit including a positive electrode layer and a negative electrode layer facing each other and a solid electrolyte layer arranged between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer; and a protective layer covering a surface of the battery element, the protective layer including an insulating substance other than resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: Makoto Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20210203008
    Abstract: A solid-state battery including a battery element that includes one or more battery constitutional units, each battery constitutional unit including a positive electrode layer and a negative electrode layer facing each other and a solid electrolyte layer arranged between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer; a first protective layer covering an upper surface of the battery element; and a second protective layer covering a lower surface of the battery element, wherein the first and second protective layers include an insulating substance other than resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshioka, Kenichi Bando
  • Patent number: 11028079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds that bind to and otherwise modulate the activity of bromodomain-containing proteins, to processes for preparing these compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and to methods of using these compounds for treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: ConverGene, LLC, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Strovel, Makoto Yoshioka, David J. Maloney, Shyh Yang, Ajit Jadhav, Daniel Jason Urban
  • Patent number: 11011778
    Abstract: A solid-state electrolyte having a garnet-type crystal structure represented by the formula (Li7?ax+yAx)La3(Zr2?yBy)O12, where A is at least one element selected from Mg, Zn, Al, Ga, and Sc, a is a valence of A, B is at least one element selected from Al, Ga, Sc, Yb, Dy, and Y, x is more than 0 and less than 1.0, y is more than 0 and less than 1.0, and 7?ax+y is more than 5.5 and less than 7.0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohei Takano, Makoto Yoshioka, Akisuke Ito, Takeo Ishikura
  • Publication number: 20200259213
    Abstract: An all-solid-state battery having a positive electrode, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer, and a solid electrolyte layer between the positive electrode and the negative electrode material layer. The negative electrode active material layer contains 60% by volume or more of an oxide having a LISICON-type crystal structure. The solid electrolyte layer contains a solid electrolyte having at least one of an oxide having a garnet-type crystal structure or an oxide having a LISICON-type crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei Takano, Makoto Yoshioka, Akisuke Ito
  • Publication number: 20200235384
    Abstract: A nonpolar all-solid-state battery that includes a first electrode; a second electrode; and a solid electrolyte layer the first electrode and the second electrode. Each of the first electrode and the second electrode includes a first active material and at least one second active material. The first active material functions as both a positive electrode active material and a negative electrode active material. The first active material has a larger specific capacity when functioning as the positive electrode active material than when functioning as the negative electrode active material. In each of the first electrode and the second electrode, a ratio of the first active material to a total amount of the first and second active materials is more than 50% by mass and less than 100% by mass. A mass of each of the first and second active materials is equal between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshioka, Kenichi Bando, Akisuke Ito, Ryohei Takano
  • Patent number: 10717739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds that bind to and otherwise modulate the activity of bromodomain-containing proteins, to processes for preparing these compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and to methods of using these compounds for treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CONVERGENE LLC
    Inventors: Hariprasad Vankayalapati, Makoto Yoshioka, Jeffrey William Strovel, Janak Khimchand Padia
  • Publication number: 20200223836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds that bind to and otherwise modulate the activity of bromodomain-containing proteins, to processes for preparing these compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and to methods of using these compounds for treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Strovel, Makoto Yoshioka, David J. Maloney, Shyh Ming Yang, Ajit Jadhav, Daniel Jason Urban, JR.
  • Patent number: 10705482
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device includes a heat source, a discharge path, a wall internal space, and a heat conductor. The discharge path is configured to guide a gas toward the outside of the device. The wall internal space is surrounded by walls, extends vertically, and is open to a space outside the device via an upper opening and a lower opening that are in different vertical positions. The heat conductor includes a heat absorber that is positioned in the discharge path and a heat dissipater that is positioned in the wall internal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Ueda, Makoto Yoshioka, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Takushi Saito
  • Publication number: 20200112056
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte material that includes a composite oxide containing Li and Bi, and at least one solid electrolyte having a garnet structure, a perovskite structure, and a LISICON structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: RYOHEI TAKANO, Makoto Yoshioka, Takeo Ishikura, Akisuke Ito
  • Publication number: 20200106130
    Abstract: A co-fired all-solid-state battery that includes a negative electrode, a solid electrolyte layer, and a positive electrode. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material and a garnet-type solid electrolyte. The negative electrode active material contains Li, V, and O. The negative electrode active material has a mole ratio (Li/V) of a Li content to a V content of 2.0 or more. The garnet-type solid electrolyte contains Li, La, Zr, and O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei Takano, Makoto Yoshioka, Takeo Ishikura, Akisuke Ito