Patents by Inventor Masao Abe

Masao Abe 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: 10930926
    Abstract: The invention provides a cathode sheet for use in a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, including a composite material comprising a collector and a layer of a cathode active material provided thereon. The layer of a cathode active material includes: (a) a conductive polymer and (b) at least one selected from a polycarboxylic acid and a metal salt of a polycarboxylic acid; and the conductive polymer is a polymer in a dedoped state or in a dedoped and reduced state. The polymer constituting the conductive polymer is at least one selected from polyaniline, a polyaniline derivative, polypyrrole, a polypyrrole derivative, and polythiophene; and the polycarboxylic acid is at least one selected from polyacrylic acid, polymethacrylic acid, polyvinylbenzoic acid, polyallylbenzoic acid, polymethallylbenzoic acid, polymaleic acid, polyfumaric acid, polyglutaminic acid, polyaspartic acid, alginic acid, carboxymethylcellulose, and a copolymer including repeating units of at least two of the polymers listed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Abe, Akira Otani, Yujiro Kawashima, Yoshihiro Uetani, Hiroyoshi Take, Yutaka Kishii, Aimi Matsuura, Yuki Kajisa, Yohei Ando
  • Patent number: 10230097
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided, which includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution containing a supporting salt having ion conductivity, wherein the positive electrode comprises a composition containing components (a) and (b) below and satisfying a requirement (?) below, and wherein the negative electrode contains metal lithium and at least one selected from materials capable of lithium ion insertion/desorption: (a) an electrically conductive polymer; (b) a lithium salt formed by substituting a part of a polyanionic acid with lithium; and (?) a molar ratio of a lithium element content in the component (b) to a content of an element involved in a charge/discharge reaction in the component (a) is 0.1 to 1.0. Consequently, the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery has an excellent weight energy density and can reduce dependency on electrolyte solution amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Take, Atsuko Mizuike, Aimi Matsuura, Masao Abe
  • Publication number: 20170317345
    Abstract: The invention provides a cathode sheet for use in a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, including a composite material comprising a collector and a layer of a cathode active material provided thereon. The layer of a cathode active material includes: (a) a conductive polymer and (b) at least one selected from a polycarboxylic acid and a metal salt of a polycarboxylic acid; and the conductive polymer is a polymer in a dedoped state or in a dedoped and reduced state. The polymer constituting the conductive polymer is at least one selected from polyaniline, a polyaniline derivative, polypyrrole, a polypyrrole derivative, and polythiophene; and the polycarboxylic acid is at least one selected from polyacrylic acid, polymethacrylic acid, polyvinylbenzoic acid, polyallylbenzoic acid, polymethallylbenzoic acid, polymaleic acid, polyfumaric acid, polyglutaminic acid, polyaspartic acid, alginic acid, carboxymethylcellulose, and a copolymer including repeating units of at least two of the polymers listed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao ABE, Akira OTANI, Yujiro KAWASHIMA, Yoshihiro UETANI, Hiroyoshi TAKE, Yutaka KISHII, Aimi MATSUURA, Yuki KAJISA, Yohei ANDO
  • Patent number: 9735423
    Abstract: The invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a cathode and an anode arranged so as to be opposite to each other, and an electrolyte layer put therebetween; wherein the cathode comprises: (a) a conductive polymer and (b) at least one selected from the group consisting of a polycarboxylic acid and a metal salt thereof, and wherein the anode comprises a material into which a base metal or ions thereof can be inserted and from which a base metal or ions thereof can be extracted. The invention further provides a cathode sheet for use in the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Abe, Akira Otani, Yujiro Kawashima, Yoshihiro Uetani, Hiroyoshi Take, Yutaka Kishii, Aimi Matsuura, Yuki Kajisa, Yohei Ando
  • Publication number: 20160043400
    Abstract: A power storage device electrode is provided, which includes a layer made of a composite material containing an organic sulfide compound (A) as an electrode active material and a sulfide-containing organic polymer (B) as a binder, and a current collector stacked on the layer. The power storage device electrode is used as a positive electrode of a power storage device. Therefore, the power storage device is less liable to suffer from reduction in capacity during repeated charge/discharge, and has a higher capacity density and a higher energy density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KISHII, Masao ABE, Yoshihiro UETANI
  • Publication number: 20150325840
    Abstract: A novel nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a high weight energy density far exceeding the weight energy density of a conventional secondary battery is provided. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including an electrolyte layer, a positive electrode and a negative electrode with the electrolyte layer interposed there between. The positive electrode includes (a) an electrically conductive polymer, and (b) a phosphorus-containing polymer. The negative electrode includes a base metal or a material capable of insertion/extraction of a base metal ion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuko MIZUIKE, Masao ABE
  • Publication number: 20150325857
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided, which includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution containing a supporting salt having ionic conductivity, wherein the positive electrode contains an electrically conductive polymer, the negative electrode contains a carbonaceous material capable of lithium ion insertion/desertion, and the electrolyte solution contains a negative electrode film-forming agent. Consequently, the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which uses the electrically conductive polymer in the positive electrode and the carbonaceous material in the negative electrode, has an excellent weight energy density and can effectively suppress deterioration of battery performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi TAKE, Yuki KAJISA, Masao ABE, Yoshihiro UETANI
  • Publication number: 20150318540
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided, which includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution containing a supporting salt having ion conductivity, wherein the positive electrode comprises a composition containing components (a) and (b) below and satisfying a requirement (?) below, and wherein the negative electrode contains metal lithium and at least one selected from materials capable of lithium ion insertion/desorption: (a) an electrically conductive polymer; (b) a lithium salt formed by substituting a part of a polyanionic acid with lithium; and (?) a molar ratio of a lithium element content in the component (b) to a content of an element involved in a charge/discharge reaction in the component (a) is 0.1 to 1.0. Consequently, the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery has an excellent weight energy density and can reduce dependency on electrolyte solution amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi TAKE, Atsuko MIZUIKE, Aimi MATSUURA, Masao ABE
  • Publication number: 20150318549
    Abstract: For achievement of a novel electricity storage device excellent in charge and discharge velocity and in capacity density, and an electrode and a porous sheet for use in the same, an electricity storage device including an electrolyte layer, a positive electrode, and a negative electrode is provided, wherein the electrolyte layer is interposed between the electrodes, and wherein at least one of the electrodes is a porous film made from a solution having an electrically conductive polymer in a reduced state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KISHII, Masao ABE, Akira OTANI, Yoshihiro UETANI
  • Publication number: 20150303476
    Abstract: A power storage device including an electrolyte layer, and a positive electrode and a negative electrode provided, with the electrolyte layer interposed therebetween. At least one of the electrodes is a composite including at least a thiophene polymer (A) having electrical conductivity varied by ion insertion/desertion, and a polycarboxylic acid (B). The polycarboxylic acid (B) is fixed in the electrode. A high-performance power storage device having an excellent capacity density per active substance weight and excellent high-speed charge and discharge characteristics is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KISHII, Masao ABE, Akira OTANI, Yoshihiro UETANI, Shigenori MORITA
  • Publication number: 20150303475
    Abstract: In order to achieve a novel power storage device having high-speed charge/discharge and a high capacity density, an electrode which is used in the power storage device, and a porous sheet, the present invention provides a power storage device which includes an electrolyte layer 3, and a positive electrode 2 and a negative electrode 4 that are arranged with the electrolyte layer 3 interposed therebetween, wherein at least one of the positive electrode 2 and the negative electrode 4 contains a self-doping electrically conductive polymer having a carboxylic acid group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao ABE, Hiroyoshi TAKE, Akira OTANI, Yoshihiro UETANI
  • Publication number: 20150235777
    Abstract: A higher performance positive electrode for a power storage device is provided, which ensures a higher capacity density per unit weight of an active substance and, particularly, a higher initial capacity in initial charge/discharge. The power storage device positive electrode includes electrically conductive polymer particles as an active substance, and the electrically conductive polymer particles each have a flat shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Ando, Yutaka Kishii, Masao Abe, Yoshihiro Uetani, Hiroyoshi Take, Atsuko Mizuike
  • Publication number: 20150162613
    Abstract: A power storage device positive electrode which ensures development of a higher capacity at the initial stage of a charge/discharge process and a higher capacity density is provided. The power storage device positive electrode contains an electrically conductive polymer as a positive electrode substance, where the electrically conductive polymer is present in a particulate form having a median diameter of not greater than 5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Ando, Yutaka Kishii, Masao Abe, Yoshihiro Uetani
  • Publication number: 20140220438
    Abstract: The invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a cathode and an anode arranged so as to be opposite to each other, and an electrolyte layer put therebetween; wherein the cathode comprises: (a) a conductive polymer and (b) at least one selected from the group consisting of a polycarboxylic acid and a metal salt thereof, and wherein the anode comprises a material into which a base metal or ions thereof can be inserted and from which a base metal or ions thereof can be extracted. The invention further provides a cathode sheet for use in the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery mentioned above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Abe, Akira Otani, Yujiro Kawashima, Yoshihiro Uetani, Hiroyoshi Take, Yutaka Kishii, Aimi Matsuura, Yuki Kajisa, Yohei Ando
  • Publication number: 20140186703
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode for a power storage device, which has an excellent discharge characteristic irrespective of an oxidized state of polyaniline as a positive active material and which is excellent in storability and handleability. The positive electrode for a power storage device includes polyaniline, where a ratio of a polyaniline oxidized body in the positive electrode is 0.01 to 75% to the entire polyaniline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei ANDO, Hiroyoshi TAKE, Aimi MATSUURA, Masao ABE, Yoshihiro UETANI
  • Patent number: 8142956
    Abstract: The invention provides a fuel cell which comprises a cathode and an anode arranged to sandwich a proton-conductive ion exchange electrolytic membrane, oxygen and hydrogen containing carbon monoxide being supplied to the cathode and the anode, respectively, in which the cathode comprises an electroconductive porous substrate which carries thereon platinum or a platinum alloy and a proton-conductive ion exchange electrolytic polymer, and the anode comprises an electroconductive porous substrate which carries thereon platinum or a platinum alloy and a proton-conductive ion exchange electrolytic polymer, and further at least the anode carries a proton-supplying material thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Megumu Nagasawa, Masao Abe
  • Patent number: 7785751
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrolyte membrane which enables a fuel cell to have a high maximum output when used therein since it has high proton conductivity and high hydrogen gas impermeability. Also disclosed are a method for producing such an electrolyte membrane, and a solid polymer fuel cell using such an electrolyte membrane. A method for producing an electrolyte membrane including a step for impregnating a porous base with a solution containing a sulfonic acid group-containing vinyl monomer and then polymerizing the monomer is characterized in that 80% by mole or more of vinyl sulfonic acid having purity of 90% or more, and/or a salt thereof is contained as the sulfonic acid group-containing vinyl monomer, and the concentration of the vinyl sulfonic acid and/or a salt thereof in the solution is set at 35% by weight or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamamoto, Hideyuki Emori, Masao Abe, Kinkou Sho
  • Publication number: 20090297909
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrolyte membrane which enables a fuel cell to have a high maximum output when used therein since it has high proton conductivity and high hydrogen gas impermeability. Also disclosed are a method for producing such an electrolyte membrane, and a solid polymer fuel cell using such an electrolyte membrane. A method for producing an electrolyte membrane including a step for impregnating a porous base with a solution containing a sulfonic acid group-containing vinyl monomer and then polymerizing the monomer is characterized in that 80% by mole or more of vinyl sulfonic acid having purity of 90% or more, and/or a salt thereof is contained as the sulfonic acid group-containing vinyl monomer, and the concentration of the vinyl sulfonic acid and/or a salt thereof in the solution is set at 35% by weight or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamamoto, Hideyuki Emori, Masao Abe, Kinkou Sho
  • Patent number: 7537711
    Abstract: The invention provides a fuel cell which comprises a solid polymer electrolyte sandwiched between a cathode to which an oxidizing agent gas is supplied and an anode to which a reducing agent gas is supplied, wherein at least one of the electrodes has an electroconductive organic polymer which has an oxidation-reduction function as an electrode catalyst. The invention further provides a fuel cell in which the electrode catalyst comprises a mixture of an electroconductive organic polymer and an inorganic oxidation-reduction catalyst, and has a higher output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Abe, Akira Ohtani, Kuniaki Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 7538165
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrically conductive polyaniline composition comprising polyaniline which contains at least one of novolac resins selected from the group consisting of phenolsulfonic acid novolac resin and naphtholsulfonic acid novolac resin as a dopant. The electrically conductive polyaniline composition is obtained by contacting polyaniline with an aqueous solution of the novolac resin to dope the polyaniline with the novolac resin. The invention further provides an electrically conductive polyaniline film which comprises the polyaniline containing the novolac resin as a dopant. The electrically conductive polyaniline film is obtained by contacting film of polyaniline with an aqueous solution of the novolac resin to dope the polyaniline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Masao Abe