Patents by Inventor Natsumi GOTO

Natsumi GOTO 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: 11549561
    Abstract: A disk rotor of a vehicle brake with improved efficiency in cooling the disk rotor by a synergy effect that comes from ensuring velocity of airflow flowing between cooling fins, ensuring surface areas of the cooling fins, and generating turbulent flow by second fins. A plurality of cooling fins each extending radially from an inner peripheral edge to an outer peripheral edge of a disk rotor are provided inside the disk rotor at intervals in the circumferential direction. Each of the plurality of the cooling fins includes a radial fin extending radially and a second fin spaced apart from the radial fin in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Kawamoto, Natsumi Sato, Shunsaku Shibata, Tomoki Nakayama, Shoji Goto, Yuki Ikawa, Kentaro Ota
  • Patent number: 11518636
    Abstract: A sheet transport device includes a sheet storage unit that stores a sheet and that is disposed in a housing having a bottom plate such that a gap is provided between the sheet storage unit and the bottom plate, the gap extending horizontally; a sheet transport unit that feeds the sheet from the sheet storage unit and transports the fed sheet along a transport passage including a reversing transport path along which the sheet is transported downward and then upward to reverse the sheet front to back, the reversing transport path extending vertically and being connected to the gap; and a first gate unit that prevents passage of the sheet that has entered the reversing transport path when the sheet free falls and allows passage of the sheet when the sheet receives a sheet transport driving force from the sheet transport unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Ryuga Oishi, Takuyoshi Kimura, Yasunobu Goto, Takehiko Koizumi, Natsumi Nakata
  • Patent number: 11522188
    Abstract: An advantage is to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery with improved heat resistance. A positive electrode active material contains a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing 80 mol % or more of Ni and 0.1 mol % to 1.5 mol % of B on the basis of the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li, and B and at least one element (M1) selected from Groups 4 to 6 are present on at least the surfaces of particles of the composite oxide. When particles having a volume-based particle size larger than 70% particle size (D70) are first particles, and particles having a volume-based particle size smaller than 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, the molar fraction of M1 on the basis of the total number of moles of metallic elements excluding Li on the surfaces of the second particles is greater than that of the first particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignees: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Natsumi Goto, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20220367852
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprises a positive electrode that contains, as positive electrode active materials: (A) a lithium transition metal composite oxide that has a volume-based D50 of 0.6 ?m to 3 ?m and that consists of secondary particles comprising aggregated primary particles with an average particle diameter of 0.5 um or more or is configured of substantially one kind of particle; and (B) a lithium transition metal composite oxide that has a volume-based D50 of 6 ?m to 25 ?m and that consists of secondary particles, comprising aggregated primary particles with an average particle diameter of 0.3 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Takahashi, Fumiharu Niina, Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko
  • Publication number: 20220320490
    Abstract: This positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a lithium transition metal composite oxide that contains at least 80 mol % of Ni with respect to the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li. B is present at least on the surfaces of the particles of the composite oxide. When particles having a particle diameter larger than a volume-based particle diameter of 70% (D70) are defined as first particles and particles having a particle diameter smaller than a volume-based particle diameter of 30% (D30) are defined as second particles, the molar fraction of B with respect to the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li in the second particles is higher than the molar fraction of B with respect to the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li in the first particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 11433694
    Abstract: A sheet tray includes a sheet storage unit that stores a sheet, the sheet storage unit being capable of being pulled out of a housing in a forward direction and pushed into the housing in a rearward direction to a position such that a gap is provided below the sheet storage unit; and a sheet moving portion fixed to the sheet storage unit, the sheet moving portion moving together with the sheet storage unit when the sheet storage unit is pulled out, thereby moving a sheet that has entered the gap in the forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Takuyoshi Kimura, Yasunobu Goto, Takehiko Koizumi, Ryuga Oishi, Natsumi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20220278325
    Abstract: This positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries is a positive electrode active material that comprises a lithium transition metal composite oxide containing at least 80 mol % Ni with reference to the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li, and that has B present on the particle surface of at least this composite oxide. Assuming that a particle having a particle diameter larger than the 70% volume-based particle diameter (D70) is denoted as a first particle and a particle having a particle diameter smaller than the 30% volume-based particle diameter (D30) is denoted as a second particle, the mole fraction of B, with reference to the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li, in the first particle is larger than the mole fraction of B, with reference to the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li, in the second particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20220271284
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries contains a lithium transition metal composite oxide that contains not less than 80% by mole of Ni relative to the total number of moles of metal elements other than Li; and Ti is present at least in the surfaces of particles of the composite oxide. With respect to this positive electrode active material, if particles having a volume-based particle diameter more than the 70% particle diameter (D70) are taken as first particles and particles having a volume-based particle diameter less than the 30% particle diameter (D30) are taken as second particles, the molar fraction (A2) of Ti relative to the total number of moles of metal elements in the surfaces of the second particles is higher than the molar fraction (A1) of Ti relative to the total number of moles of metal elements in the surfaces of the first particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Suzuki, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Katsunori Yanagida, Natsumi Goto
  • Publication number: 20210296638
    Abstract: Disclosed is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery positive electrode that includes a positive electrode core and a positive electrode mixture layer disposed on the positive electrode core. The positive electrode mixture layer contains a positive electrode active material and carbon nanotubes. The positive electrode active material contains a lithium transition metal composite oxide (I) that either comprises secondary particles that are aggregates of primary particles having an average particle size of 1 ?m or greater, or is substantially composed of single particles, the lithium transition metal composite oxide (I) having a volume-based median diameter of 0.6 ?m to 6 ?m, and a lithium transition metal composite oxide (II) that comprises secondary particles that are aggregates of primary particles having an average particle size of less than 1 ?m, the lithium transition metal composite oxide (II) having a volume-based median diameter of 3 ?m to 25 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei Kintsu, Takashi Ko, Natsumi Goto, Keiichi Takahashi, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki, Akira Tsujiko
  • Publication number: 20210234151
    Abstract: A positive electrode material consists of composite particles. Each of the composite particles includes a base material particle, a film, and a carbon nanotube. The film covers at least a part of a surface of the base material particle. The base material particle includes a positive electrode active material. The film includes a boron oxide. The carbon nanotube includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is buried in the film. The second portion is exposed on a surface of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Hanazaki, Takashi Ko, Natsumi Goto, Sho Tsuruta, Kohei Kintsu
  • Publication number: 20210159498
    Abstract: In a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to one exemplary embodiment, a separator includes a substrate, a first filler layer containing phosphate particles and formed on at least one surface of the substrate, and a second filler layer containing inorganic particles and formed on a surface of the first filler layer on the side of the at least one surface of the substrate. The phosphate particles have a BET specific surface area of 5 m2/g or more and 100 m2/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Masanori Sugimori, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20210135214
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to a configuration includes a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing nickel (Ni) in an amount of greater than or equal to 80 mol %, in which boron (B) is present at least on a particle surface of the lithium-transition metal composite oxide. In the lithium-transition metal composite oxide, when particles having a larger particle size than a volume-based 70% particle size (D70) are first particles and particles having a smaller particle size than a volume-based 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the second particle is larger than a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the first particle by 5% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20210135213
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to a configuration includes a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing nickel (Ni) in an amount of greater than or equal to 80 mol %, in which boron (B) is present at least on a particle surface of the lithium-transition metal composite oxide. In the lithium-transition metal composite oxide, when particles having a larger particle size than a volume-based 70% particle size (D70) are first particles and particles having a smaller particle size than a volume-based 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the first particles is larger than a coverage ratio of B on surfaces of the second particles by 5% or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20210098786
    Abstract: An advantage is to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery with improved heat resistance. A positive electrode active material contains a lithium-transition metal composite oxide containing 80 mol % or more of Ni and 0.1 mol % to 1.5 mol % of B on the basis of the total number of moles of metal elements excluding Li, and B and at least one element (M1) selected from Groups 4 to 6 are present on at least the surfaces of particles of the composite oxide. When particles having a volume-based particle size larger than 70% particle size (D70) are first particles, and particles having a volume-based particle size smaller than 30% particle size (D30) are second particles, the molar fraction of M1 on the basis of the total number of moles of metallic elements excluding Li on the surfaces of the second particles is greater than that of the first particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Shinya Suzuki, Fumiharu Niina, Sho Tsuruta, Natsumi Goto, Ryo Hanazaki
  • Patent number: 10553856
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery capable of suppressing the increase in IV resistance of a battery in a combination of a negative electrode containing a lithium-titanium composite oxide and a carbon material and a positive electrode containing a lithium transition metal oxide. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator placed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide in which Ni accounts for 30 mole percent or more of the total molar amount of metal elements excluding Li and also contains tungsten element. The negative electrode contains a lithium-titanium composite oxide and a carbon material. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a substance reduced on the negative electrode at a potential of 0.5 V to 1.5 V (vs. Li/Li+).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Masanori Sugimori, Kouhei Tuduki, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20190173085
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator placed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode contains a first lithium transition metal oxide in which Ni accounts for 30 mole percent or more of the total molar amount of metal elements excluding Li; a second lithium transition metal oxide in which Co and Ni account for 60 mole percent or more and 20 mole percent or less, respectively, of the total molar amount of metal elements excluding Li; and tungsten element. The negative electrode contains a lithium-titanium composite oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Natsumi Goto, Kouhei Tuduki, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20180309116
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery capable of suppressing the increase in IV resistance of a battery in a combination of a negative electrode containing a lithium-titanium composite oxide and a carbon material and a positive electrode containing a lithium transition metal oxide. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator placed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide in which Ni accounts for 30 mole percent or more of the total molar amount of metal elements excluding Li and also contains tungsten element. The negative electrode contains a lithium-titanium composite oxide and a carbon material. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a substance reduced on the negative electrode at a potential of 0.5 V to 1.5 V (vs. Li/Li+).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Masanori Sugimori, Kouhei Tuduki, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10103382
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery disclosed in the present application includes: a positive electrode capable of absorbing and releasing lithium, containing a positive electrode active material composed of a lithium-containing transition metal oxide having a layered crystalline structure; and a negative electrode capable of absorbing and releasing lithium, containing a negative electrode active material composed of a lithium-containing transition metal oxide obtained by substituting some of Ti element of a lithium-containing titanium oxide having a spinel crystalline structure with one or more element different from Ti, wherein a retention of the negative electrode is set to be greater than a retention of the positive electrode, and an irreversible capacity rate of the negative electrode is set to be greater than an irreversible capacity rate of the positive electrode, whereby a discharge ends by negative electrode limitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Takashi Takeuchi, Masaki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20180048014
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which the amount of a gas generated during charge/discharge cycles, during storage, or the like is small although a cellulose-made separator is used. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which is one example of an embodiment includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode collector and a positive electrode mixture layer formed thereon; a negative electrode including a negative electrode collector and a negative electrode mixture layer formed thereon; a separator formed from a cellulose as a primary component; and a fluorine-containing non-aqueous electrolyte. In the positive electrode mixture layer, a lithium transition metal oxide and a phosphoric acid compound are contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Katsunori Yanagida, Natsumi Goto
  • Publication number: 20180034112
    Abstract: The present invention aims to suppress gas generation during charge/discharge cycles, storage, and the like when a group IV to VI oxide, such as a lithium titanate, is used as a negative electrode active material. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode having a positive electrode collector and a positive electrode mixture layer formed thereon, a negative electrode having a negative electrode collector and a negative electrode mixture layer formed thereon, and a fluorine-containing non-aqueous electrolyte. In the positive electrode mixture layer, a lithium transition metal oxide and a phosphoric acid compound are contained. In the negative electrode mixture layer, a group IV to VI oxide is contained which contains at least one type of element selected from a group IV element, a group V element, and a group VI element of the periodic table and which has a BET specific surface area of 2.0 m2/g or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Natsumi Goto, Katsunori Yanagida, Masanori Sugimori