Patents by Inventor Min Ki Jo

Min Ki Jo 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: 20220271402
    Abstract: A battery having an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first and the second electrode, the first electrode having 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, and at least part of the second portion includes an electrode tab; a battery housing having a first opening at a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the battery housing accommodating the electrode assembly; and a first current collector including a support portion on the electrode assembly, a first tab coupling portion extending from the support portion and coupled with the second portion of the first electrode and a first housing coupling portion extending from the support portion and electrically coupled onto an inner surface of the battery housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    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: 20220231345
    Abstract: A battery, includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a second electrode and a separator, wherein each of the first electrode and the second electrode has 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; a battery housing having a first end with a first opening and a second end with a second opening opposite the first end, the battery housing accommodating the electrode assembly through the second opening at the second end and electrically connected to the second portion of the second electrode; a terminal 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; and a cap covering and sealing the second opening at the second end of the battery housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    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
  • Patent number: 11316237
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for manufacturing a secondary battery and an auxiliary case configured for use during manufacturing of the secondary battery. A gas generated in the secondary battery may be discharged to prevent an electrode assembly and the secondary battery from increasing in thickness, and an electrolyte may be efficiently injected into the secondary battery. A method for manufacturing a secondary battery includes: an accommodation step of accommodating an electrode assembly into a battery case; a connection step of connecting an auxiliary case to the battery case, the auxiliary case having an inner space therein; an injection step of injecting an electrolyte into the battery case and the auxiliary case; an electrolyte supply step of moving some of the electrolyte from the auxiliary case into the battery case; and a gas supply step of moving a gas from the battery case into the auxiliary case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Jin Uk Do, Je Jun Lee, Sang Suk Jung, Min Ki Jo
  • Patent number: 11056749
    Abstract: To solve the above-described objects, a method for manufacturing a secondary battery according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: manufacturing an electrode assembly in which electrodes and a separator are alternately stacked; inserting the electrode assembly into a battery case through an opening; covering the opening of the battery case; injecting an electrolyte into the battery case through an injection hole formed in the battery case; closing the injection hole; performing a pre-formation process; and applying external force to a switch of a gas discharge device formed on one surface of the battery case, thereby linearly moving a gasket of the gas discharge device and opening a gas discharge hole, such that a first gas generated in the battery case is discharged to an outside of the battery case during the performing of the pre-formation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Jin Uk Do, Je Jun Lee, Sang Suk Jung, Min Ki Jo
  • Publication number: 20190267593
    Abstract: To solve the above-described objects, a method for manufacturing a secondary battery according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: manufacturing an electrode assembly in which electrodes and a separator are alternately stacked; inserting the electrode assembly into a battery case through an opening; covering the opening of the battery case; injecting an electrolyte into the battery case through an injection hole formed in the battery case; closing the injection hole; performing a pre-formation process; and applying external force to a switch of a gas discharge device formed on one surface of the battery case, thereby linearly moving a gasket of the gas discharge device and opening a gas discharge hole, such that a first gas generated in the battery case is discharged to an outside of the battery case during the performing of the pre-formation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Uk Do, Je Jun Lee, Sang Suk Jung, Min Ki Jo
  • Publication number: 20190229322
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for manufacturing a secondary battery and an auxiliary case configured for use during manufacturing of the secondary battery. A gas generated in the secondary battery may be discharged to prevent an electrode assembly and the secondary battery from increasing in thickness, and an electrolyte may be efficiently injected into the secondary battery. A method for manufacturing a secondary battery includes: an accommodation step of accommodating an electrode assembly into a battery case; a connection step of connecting an auxiliary case to the battery case, the auxiliary case having an inner space therein; an injection step of injecting an electrolyte into the battery case and the auxiliary case; an electrolyte supply step of moving some of the electrolyte from the auxiliary case into the battery case; and a gas supply step of moving a gas from the battery case into the auxiliary case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Uk Do, Je Jun Lee, Sang Suk Jung, Min Ki Jo
  • Patent number: 9490481
    Abstract: Provided is a metal oxide for a cathode active material of a lithium secondary battery capable of having improved structural and thermal stability, high efficiency, high capacity, and excellent cycle property and life span property, the metal oxide represented by the following Chemical Formula 1: LiaNixCoyMzO2??[Chemical Formula 1] (in Chemical Formula 1, M is any one selected from aluminum, magnesium, titanium, gallium and indium, and a, x, y and z satisfy 1.01?a?1.05, 0.7?x?0.9, 0?y?0.17, 0.02?z?0.16, and x+y+z=1, respectively).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo Ho Kim, Hae Suk Hwang, Min Gu Kang, Jae Phil Cho, Min Ki Jo
  • Publication number: 20140306150
    Abstract: Provided is a metal oxide for a cathode active material of a lithium secondary battery capable of having improved structural and thermal stability, high efficiency, high capacity, and excellent cycle property and life span property, the metal oxide represented by the following Chemical Formula 1: LiaNixCoyMzO2??[Chemical Formula 1] (in Chemical Formula 1, M is any one selected from aluminum, magnesium, titanium, gallium and indium, and a, x, y and z satisfy 1.01?a?1.05, 0.7?x?0.9, 0?y?0.17, 0.02?z?0.16, and x+y+z=1, respectively).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo Ho Kim, Hae Suk Hwang, Min Gu Kang, Jae Phil Cho, Min Ki Jo