Patents by Inventor Oose Okutani

Oose Okutani 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: 20210057684
    Abstract: A battery including: a battery can having a cylindrical portion, a bottom wall closing one end of the cylindrical portion, and an open rim continuing to the other end of the cylindrical portion; an electrode body housed in the cylindrical portion; and a sealing body fixed to the open rim so as to seal an opening defined by the open rim. The sealing body includes a sealing plate and a gasket disposed at a peripheral portion of the sealing plate. The gasket is compressed between an end surface of the peripheral portion and the open rim, in a radial direction of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Oose OKUTANI, Kyosuke MIYATA, Shinya GESHI
  • Publication number: 20210043915
    Abstract: The purpose of the present disclosure is to provide a secondary battery in which a current interruption function of an electrode tap can be enhanced during an external short circuit, and a temperature rise in the battery can be effectively suppressed. A secondary battery according to one embodiment of the present disclosure is provided with: an electrode assembly having a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a sealing assembly constituting a positive terminal; a case body constituting a negative terminal; a positive electrode tap connecting the positive electrode and the sealing assembly; and a negative electrode tap connecting the negative electrode and the case body, wherein the positive electrode has a fuse part which has a relatively small cross-sectional area in the positive electrode, and the fuse part of the positive electrode is metallurgically bonded to the sealing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norie Mantoku, Oose Okutani, Kyosuke Miyata
  • Publication number: 20210043879
    Abstract: A battery includes: a batter can having a cylindrical portion, a bottom wall closing one end of the cylindrical portion, and an open rim continuing to the other end of the cylindrical portion; an electrode body housed in the cylindrical portion; a sealing body fixed to the open rim so as to seal an opening defined by the open rim; and a electrically insulating film disposed on at least part of at least an inner wall of the battery can. The sealing body includes a sealing plate and a gasket disposed at a peripheral portion of the sealing plate. The insulating film has a first portion covering at least part of a first region of the inner wall corresponding to between an end of the gasket on the electrode body side and an end of the electrode body on the gasket side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Shin HARAGUCHI, Oose OKUTANI, Shinya GESHI
  • Publication number: 20210020977
    Abstract: A battery including: a battery can having a cylindrical portion, a bottom wall closing one end of the cylindrical portion, and an open rim continuous with the other end of the cylindrical portion; an electrode body housed in the cylindrical portion; and a sealing body fixed to the open rim so as to seal an opening defined by the open rim. The sealing body includes a sealing plate and a gasket disposed at a peripheral portion of the sealing plate. The gasket has at least one protruding portion configured to restrict insertion of the sealing body into the open rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Oose OKUTANI, Shinya GESHI
  • Publication number: 20210005869
    Abstract: A battery according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a positive electrode tab electrically connected to the positive electrode; a negative electrode tab electrically connected to the negative electrode; a positive electrode tab tape covering the positive electrode tab: and a negative electrode tab tape covering the negative electrode tab. In the battery described above, at least one tab tape of the positive electrode tab tape and the negative electrode tab tape has a multilayer structure in which an adhesive layer and a substrate layer primarily formed from an organic material are laminated in this order from an electrode tab side, and the adhesive layer contains an adhesive material and a reactive material which generates an endothermic reaction at a temperature lower than a heat resistance temperature of the organic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Oose Okutani
  • Publication number: 20200411909
    Abstract: A secondary battery according to an embodiment includes: an electrode body which contains a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and at least one separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a case main body which receives the electrode body; a sealing body which seals an opening portion of the case main body; and a sealing body-side insulating member provided between the sealing body and one end portion of the electrode body and a case main body-side insulating member; the one end portion and the other end portion of the electrode body each form a protruding section; and the sealing body-side insulating member includes a base material and an adhesive layer which is disposed on the base material and which contains a cured object of a curable resin, and the protruding section of the one end portion of the electrode body is adhered to the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Oose Okutani
  • Patent number: 10615401
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery according to an aspect of the present invention includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate wound together via a separator, an electrolytic solution, a bottomed cylindrical housing can, and a sealing unit fixed by crimping of an open end of the housing can via a gasket. The sealing unit includes a valve member having a circular outline, a metal plate connected to a central portion of the valve member so as to be farther inside the battery than the valve member, and an annular insulating member disposed between an outer peripheral portion of the valve member and an outer peripheral portion of the metal plate. The valve member has a sloping region in which the thickness decreases or increases continuously along the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Kunoike, Kyosuke Miyata, Oose Okutani, Kazutoshi Kohira, Tomohiko Yokoyama, Shinya Geshi
  • Patent number: 10601002
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery in an aspect of the present invention includes an electrode body formed by winding a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate with a separator interposed therebetween; an electrolyte; a bottomed cylindrical outer can; and a sealing body crimped to an opening of the outer can via a gasket. The sealing body includes a valve body having an annular protrusion part, an insulating member disposed on an inner circumference of the protrusion part of the valve body and having a skirt portion, and a metal plate disposed on an inner circumference of the skirt portion of the insulating member and connected to a center portion of the valve body. The metal plate is crimped with the protrusion part of the valve body via the insulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Sugimoto, Kyosuke Miyata, Oose Okutani, Kazutoshi Kohira, Tomohiko Yokoyama, Shinya Geshi
  • Publication number: 20200020893
    Abstract: A metal case has a cylindrical body section, an opening section at one end of the body section, the opening section having an opening, and a bottom section closing the other end of the body section. At least one of the body section and the opening section has a protrusion sticking outward in the direction of the radius of the body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Takano, Oose Okutani, Takeshi Enomoto, Masayoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200020923
    Abstract: A wound-type battery includes a wound electrode group having a first electrode and a second electrode with polarity opposite to the first electrode, an electrolyte, a battery case, a sealing plate that seals an opening of the battery case, an insulating plate that is disposed between the electrode group and the sealing plate and that has a hole, and a first tab that passes through the hole to electrically connect the first electrode and the sealing plate to each other. At least a part of a region of the first tab that extends through the hole to a sealing plate side is covered with a tab tape on a side facing the insulating plate. The tab tape includes at least a first adhesive layer and a second adhesive layer on a side opposite the first adhesive layer and is in contact with the first tab through the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yoshida, Oose Okutani, Takeshi Enomoto, Akira Takano
  • Publication number: 20200013994
    Abstract: A battery can has a cylindrical body section, an opening section at one end of the body section, and a bottom section closing the other end of the body section. An annularly grooved portion is formed by constriction near the open end of the opening section. The annularly grooved portion has an upper-groove section as the section closer to the open end than the narrowest section, which is positioned farthest inside, of the grooved portion, and also has a lower-groove section as the section closer to the bottom section than the narrowest section. The wall thickness T1 of the lower-groove section is larger than the wall thickness T2 of the body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oose Okutani, Takeshi Enomoto, Masayoshi Yoshida, Akira Takano
  • Publication number: 20190363318
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells each having a terminal, and a lead plate having a lead part each of which is joined to the terminal of each of the battery cells to electrically connect the battery cells to each other. The lead part includes an aluminum thin plate having aluminum purity higher than or equal to 99.0%. Surface roughness Ra of a joining surface of the lead part to the terminal is less than or equal to 10 ?m. The lead part is electrically connected to the terminal by solid-phase bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: OOSE OKUTANI, SHINICHI SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10403872
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery having a sealing unit which includes at least a valve member, a metal plate disposed farther inside the battery than the valve member and having a joint portion connected to the valve member, and an annular insulating member disposed between an outer peripheral portion of the valve member and an outer peripheral portion of the metal plate. The metal plate has a groove-shaped thin portion disposed around the joint portion, and straight portions that have different angles to the normal to the metal plate are disposed on an inner peripheral side and an outer peripheral side of a cross section of the thin portion perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kohira, Kyosuke Miyata, Oose Okutani, Shuji Sugimoto, Tomohiko Yokoyama, Shinya Geshi
  • Patent number: 10276843
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells each having a safety mechanism, a cell case having a plurality of battery housing parts for housing the plurality of battery cells respectively in a predetermined arrangement, an insulating member disposed on one side of each of the battery cells, and a duct serving as a route for exhausting exhaust gas discharged from the battery cells. The battery housing parts have a plurality of openings for housing the battery cells. The insulating member has a through hole formed at a position facing an opening of the plurality of openings that houses corresponding one of the battery cells, and a lid part for closing an opening of the plurality of openings that houses no battery cell. The exhaust gas is discharged to the route of the duct through the through hole of the insulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oose Okutani, Shinya Geshi, Hiroshi Takasaki
  • Publication number: 20180062124
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery having a sealing unit which includes at least a valve member, a metal plate disposed farther inside the battery than the valve member and having a joint portion connected to the valve member, and an annular insulating member disposed between an outer peripheral portion of the valve member and an outer peripheral portion of the metal plate. The metal plate has a groove-shaped thin portion disposed around the joint portion, and straight portions that have different angles to the normal to the metal plate are disposed on an inner peripheral side and an outer peripheral side of a cross section of the thin portion perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kohira, Kyosuke Miyata, Oose Okutani, Shuji Sugimoto, Tomohiko Yokoyama, Shinya Geshi
  • Publication number: 20180047973
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery according to an aspect of the present invention includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate wound together via a separator, an electrolytic solution, a bottomed cylindrical housing can, and a sealing unit fixed by crimping of an open end of the housing can via a gasket. The sealing unit includes a valve member having a circular outline, a metal plate connected to a central portion of the valve member so as to be farther inside the battery than the valve member, and an annular insulating member disposed between an outer peripheral portion of the valve member and an outer peripheral portion of the metal plate. The valve member has a sloping region in which the thickness decreases or increases continuously along the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Kunoike, Kyosuke Miyata, Oose Okutani, Kazutoshi Kohira, Tomohiko Yokoyama, Shinya Geshi
  • Publication number: 20180047949
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery in an aspect of the present invention includes an electrode body formed by winding a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate with a separator interposed therebetween; an electrolyte; a bottomed cylindrical outer can; and a sealing body crimped to an opening of the outer can via a gasket. The sealing body includes a valve body having an annular protrusion part, an insulating member disposed on an inner circumference of the protrusion part of the valve body and having a skirt portion, and a metal plate disposed on an inner circumference of the skirt portion of the insulating member and connected to a center portion of the valve body. The metal plate is crimped with the protrusion part of the valve body via the insulating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Sugimoto, Kyosuke Miyata, Oose Okutani, Kazutoshi Kohira, Tomohiko Yokoyama, Shinya Geshi
  • Patent number: 9799931
    Abstract: A cell block including a metal case including a plurality of pipe-shaped members and a plurality of single cells housed in each of the pipe-shaped members. Each of the pipe-shaped members is joined at joining surfaces, and the pipe-shaped members are joined and integrated. A member for housing single cells is provided, and the housing member is molded with a high degree of accuracy and is capable of being manufactured at low cost and in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Hamada, Yukio Nishikawa, Kazunori Kurumaya, Oose Okutani
  • Patent number: 9768425
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a plurality of battery cells held in a case; and a collector plate disposed on one side or the other side of the plurality of battery cells. The collector plate includes connection terminals connected to a collector plate main body so that the plurality of connection terminals are disposed to face an electrode provided in each of the battery cells. In at least one of the electrodes, the plurality of the connection terminals facing the at least one electrode include a first connection terminal welded to the electrode and a second connection terminal not welded to the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Geshi, Oose Okutani, Hiroshi Takasaki, Katsuji Tsujioka
  • Publication number: 20160336556
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells each having a safety mechanism, a cell case having a plurality of battery housing parts for housing the plurality of battery cells respectively in a predetermined arrangement, an insulating member disposed on one side of each of the battery cells, and a duct serving as a route for exhausting exhaust gas discharged from the battery cells. The battery housing parts have a plurality of openings for housing the battery cells. The insulating member has a through hole formed at a position facing an opening of the plurality of openings that houses corresponding one of the battery cells, and a lid part for closing an opening of the plurality of openings that houses no battery cell. The exhaust gas is discharged to the route of the duct through the through hole of the insulating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: OOSE OKUTANI, SHINYA GESHI, HIROSHI TAKASAKI