Patents by Inventor Tatsuya Shinoda

Tatsuya Shinoda 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: 20210184267
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery includes an external container, an electrode group, and a sealing plate. The electrode group includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode wound in a flat shape with an insulating layer interposed therebetween. Thicknesses TE of the positive and negative electrodes are each from 0.03 mm to 0.08 mm. A first direction is orthogonal to a winding axis direction of the electrode group. A second direction is parallel to the winding axis direction. The thicknesses TE of each electrode, a thickness TW of the electrode group in the third direction orthogonal to the first and second directions, and an innermost circumferential height HIC of the electrode group in the first direction satisfy 0.02?(TE×TW)/HIC?0.04.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masanori TANAKA, Tatsuya SHINODA, Yasuaki MURASHI, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Koichi TAKESHITA, Masahiro MURATA
  • Publication number: 20210167451
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a lid assembly includes a plate-shaped lid, a pair of leads, an insulating member, and a valve. The insulating member is provided between the lid and base portions of the pair of leads. The insulating member includes opposing faces facing an electrode group, a pair of support face groups protruding with respect to the opposing faces, and an intermediate region provided between the pair of support face groups and having an opening facing the lid. The valve is adjacent to the opening of the intermediate region, and is configured to open when a pressure on a side where the leads and the insulating member are disposed reaching a predetermined pressure. A maximum possible opening area with which the valve is configured to open is equal to or smaller than an area of the opposing faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tatsuya SHINODA, Nobuyasu NEGISHI, Genki YAMAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20210135320
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a battery is provided. The battery includes a first lead clamping a current-collecting tab wound into multiple layers. The first lead includes: a joint plate portion electrically connected to the second lead; and a cover plate portion opposing the joint plate portion with the current-collecting tab wound into multiple layers interposed therebetween. The cover plate portion includes a first plate portion and a second plate portion extending continuously from the first plate portion. The second plate portion includes a protrusion protruding relative to the first plate portion along a direction in which the second lead extends. The protrusion is curved toward at least one end of the wound electrode group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masahiro MURATA, Yasuaki MURASHI, Tatsuya SHINODA
  • Publication number: 20200411910
    Abstract: A secondary battery according to an embodiment includes an exterior material including an opening portion and including a bottom, a wound electrode group housed in the exterior material in order for an insertion direction to be perpendicular to a winding axis, and a lid attached to the opening portion of the exterior material and including at least a plate-like member, a positive electrode terminal, and a negative electrode terminal. When a minimum distance between the lid and the wound electrode group is AMIN, 0.5 mm<AMIN<2.0 mm is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuaki MURASHI, Masahiro MURATA, Tatsuya SHINODA
  • Publication number: 20200251787
    Abstract: A battery includes a casing, a terminal, an electrode assembly, a collector, and a joint. The joint joins laminated fringes of the electrode assembly. The collector includes a cut part including the fringes. The cut part includes the joint. The electrode assembly includes a turnback pair formed by folding back the electrodes from one of an extension pair to the other. The collector includes a connection electrically connected to the terminal, including part of the extension pair, and not including at least one of the turnback pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tatsuya SHINODA, Masahiro MURATA, Hirokiyo MAMYODA, Nobuyasu NEGISHI
  • Publication number: 20200203678
    Abstract: A square secondary battery of an embodiment includes an outer can formed in a shape of a bottomed cylinder having a cross-sectional shape of a substantially quadrangular shape, the outer can having an opening, a power generation element contained in the outer can, and a lid having a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal, the lid covering the opening of the outer can. Two or more convex portions exist on each of one or more surfaces of a side surface of an outer surface of the outer can, a bottom surface of the outer surface of the outer can, and a surface having the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal of an outer surface of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tatsuya SHINODA, Nobuyasu Negishi
  • Publication number: 20200194741
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery includes an electrode group, a container, a lid, a pair of electrode terminals, electrode group holder. The electrode group is housed in the container, and the lid covers an opening of the container. The lid includes a gas discharge valve, a liquid inlet is formed in the lid. The electrode terminals are attached to an outer surface of the lid. The electrode group holder is provided between the lid and the electrode group inside the container, and stacked together with the lid. An open hole penetrating through the electrode group holder is formed across an area facing the gas discharge valve and an area facing the liquid inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tatsuya SHINODA, Naoto Muro
  • Patent number: 10559806
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery is provided. The battery includes an electrode body, a lead, a container member, and a terminal. The container member includes a main part and a terminal-connecting part adjacent to the main part. The electrode body is housed in the main part of the container member. The lead is electrically connected to the electrode body. The lead is housed in the terminal-connecting part of the container member. The terminal is electrically connected to the lead. The terminal is provided on the terminal-connecting part. A thickness of the main part of the container member is larger than a thickness of the terminal-connecting part of the container member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Negishi, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Naoki Iwamura, Tatsuya Shinoda, Koichi Takeshita, Yasuaki Murashi
  • Publication number: 20200044205
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a battery. The battery includes a metallic outer can, a wound electrode group, a positive electrode-lead, a negative electrode-lead, a positive electrode insulating cover, and a negative electrode insulating cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shinoda, Hideyuki Ishii, Kengo Kurata, Yoshiaki Asami, Tsutomu Matsui, Eiki Kashiwazaki, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10522812
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery is provided. The battery includes an electrode body, a lead, a container member, and a terminal. The container member includes a main part and a terminal-connecting part adjacent to the main part. The electrode body is housed in the main part of the container member. The lead is electrically connected to the electrode body. The lead is housed in the terminal-connecting part of the container member. The terminal is electrically connected to the lead. The terminal is provided on the terminal-connecting part. A thickness of the main part of the container member is larger than a thickness of the terminal-connecting part of the container member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Negishi, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Naoki Iwamura, Tatsuya Shinoda, Koichi Takeshita, Yasuaki Murashi
  • Patent number: 10505233
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electrode is provided. The electrode group includes a stack. The stack includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode or negative electrodes, and separator. Each negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode layer provided on the negative electrode current collector. The electrode group satisfies following relational formulae (I) to (III): 10?a1/b1?16 (I); 0.7?D1/E1?1.4 (II); E1?85 (III). Here, the a1 [mm] is a thickness of the stack. The b1 [mm] is a thickness of the negative electrode current collector, or is a total thickness of the negative electrode current collectors. The D1 [?m] is a thickness of the positive electrode. The E1 [?m] is a thickness of the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuaki Murashi, Nobuyasu Negishi, Tatsuya Shinoda, Koichi Takeshita, Koichi Kawamura, Tatsuya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10468641
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a battery. The battery includes a metallic outer can, a wound electrode group, a positive electrode-lead, a negative electrode-lead, a positive electrode insulating cover, and a negative electrode insulating cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shinoda, Hideyuki Ishii, Kengo Kurata, Yoshiaki Asami, Tsutomu Matsui, Eiki Kashiwazaki, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10461369
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery includes a flat-shaped electrode group, a package member and a terminal section. The package member includes a stainless steel-made first package having a flange at an opening and a stainless steel-made second package. The electrode group is stored in a space formed by welding the flange of the first package to the second package. The terminal section includes a through-hole that is open to the first package, a ring-shaped rising portion that extends from a periphery of the through-hole toward an inside of the package member, a ring-shaped member that is arranged on an outer surface of the rising portion, an insulation gasket, and an external terminal. The external terminal is fixed to the first package by caulking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Negishi, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Koichi Kawamura, Tatsuya Shinoda, Naoki Iwamura, Koichi Takeshita, Hirokiyo Mamyoda
  • Patent number: 10418612
    Abstract: A secondary battery according to one embodiment includes, an electrode group which is a cathode and an anode wound with a separator being interposed therebetween, a first lead having a first welding surface, a second lead having a second welding surface which is bent with respect to a winding axial direction of the electrode group, a first current collecting tab which is extended from one end of the electrode group on the winding axial direction, and welded onto the first welding surface of the first lead, a second current collecting tab which is extended from the other end of the electrode group on the winding axial direction, and welded onto the second welding surface of the second lead, a first terminal connected to the first lead, and a second terminal connected to the second lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shinoda, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Koichi Kawamura, Nobuyasu Negishi, Koichi Takeshita, Yasuaki Murashi
  • Patent number: 10115937
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery includes an electrode group, a tab, a conductive nipping member, a case, a lid and a lead. The conductive nipping member includes first and second nipping sections. The first and second nipping sections divide the tab into two bundles in which portions of the tab are laminated onto each other in a thickness direction of the electrode group. The lead includes a connecting section connected electrically to a terminal, and current collecting sections which are two sections branched from the connecting section and sandwiching the nipping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ishii, Eiki Kashiwazaki, Kengo Kurata, Tatsuya Shinoda, Tsutomu Matsui, Yoshiaki Asami
  • Publication number: 20180130979
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a battery. The battery includes a metallic outer can, a wound electrode group, a positive electrode-lead, a negative electrode-lead, a positive electrode insulating cover, and a negative electrode insulating cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tatsuya SHINODA, Hideyuki Ishii, Kengo Kurata, Yoshiaki Asami, Tsutomu Matsui, Eiki Kashiwazaki, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9960393
    Abstract: A battery disclosed herein includes a container member housing an electrode body and a lead, a gasket, an external terminal, and a restraining member. The container member includes a terminal-connecting part having a thickness of 0.3 mm or less. The terminal-connecting part includes a through hole including a rising part. The gasket includes a hollow shaft inserted into the rising part. The external terminal includes a terminal shaft. The terminal shaft includes a diameter-reduction part. The restraining member restrains at least a part of the diameter-reduction part of the terminal shaft via the diameter-reduction part of the rising part and the shaft of the gasket. The inclination angle of the rising part is larger than the inclination angle of the terminal shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Negishi, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Tatsuya Shinoda, Koichi Kawamura, Naoki Iwamura
  • Publication number: 20180108949
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery includes a flat-shaped electrode group, a package member and a terminal section. The package member includes a stainless steel-made first package having a flange at an opening and a stainless steel-made second package. The electrode group is stored in a space formed by welding the flange of the first package to the second package. The terminal section includes a through-hole that is open to the first package, a ring-shaped rising portion that extends from a periphery of the through-hole toward an inside of the package member, a ring-shaped member that is arranged on an outer surface of the rising portion, an insulation gasket, and an external terminal. The external terminal is fixed to the first package by caulking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Negishi, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Koichi Kawamura, Tatsuya Shinoda, Naoki Iwamura, Koichi Takeshita, Hirokiyo Mamyoda
  • Publication number: 20180102528
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery is provided. The battery includes an electrode body, a lead, a container member, and a terminal. The container member includes a main part and a terminal-connecting part adjacent to the main part. The electrode body is housed in the main part of the container member. The lead is electrically connected to the electrode body. The lead is housed in the terminal-connecting part of the container member. The terminal is electrically connected to the lead. The terminal is provided on the terminal-connecting part. A thickness of the main part of the container member is larger than a thickness of the terminal-connecting part of the container member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyasu NEGISHI, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Naoki Iwamura, Tatsuya Shinoda, Koichi Takeshita, Yasuaki Murashi
  • Patent number: 9899641
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a battery. The battery includes a metallic outer can, a wound electrode group, a positive electrode-lead, a negative electrode-lead, a positive electrode insulating cover, and a negative electrode insulating cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shinoda, Hideyuki Ishii, Kengo Kurata, Yoshiaki Asami, Tsutomu Matsui, Eiki Kashiwazaki, Kenichi Takahashi