Patents by Inventor Tomoyoshi Matsushima

Tomoyoshi Matsushima 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: 20200343502
    Abstract: A battery device for a vehicle, which can be miniaturized while including ancillary instruments such as a relay device. The battery device is mounted in a lower portion of a vehicle, and including a battery case; a plurality of battery modules accommodated in the battery case and arranged such that at least some of the battery modules are stacked in a plurality of levels; and a first relay device that switches connection and disconnection between external electric devices and the battery modules. The first relay device is disposed on a side in a vehicle width direction of a portion where the battery modules are stacked in a plurality of levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo IWATA, Junya KONO, Yoshihiko YAYOSHI, Tomohiro MASUI, Tomoyoshi MATSUSHIMA, Kunihiro JO, Daisuke WATANABE, Yoshinobu KATAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8197966
    Abstract: A negative electrode 10 for a nonaqueous secondary battery has an active material layer 12 containing active material particles 12a. The particles 12a are coated at least partially with a metallic material 13 having low capability of lithium compound formation. The active material layer 12 has voids located between the metallic material-coated particles 12a with a void fraction of 15% to 45%. The metallic material 13 on the surface of the particles is preferably present throughout the thickness of the active material layer. The active material particles 12a are preferably of a silicon-based material. The active material layer 12 preferably contains 1% to 3% by weight of an electroconductive carbon material based on the weight of the active material particles 12a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Akihiro Modeki, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Masahiro Hyakutake, Kiyotaka Yasuda, Kayoko Shinzawa, Yoshiki Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 7838154
    Abstract: A negative electrode 10 for a nonaqueous secondary battery, has an active material layer 2 containing active material particles 2a. The active material layer 2 has a metallic material 4 deposited among the particles by electroplating. The negative electrode 10 has a large number of holes 5 open on at least one side thereof and extending through the thickness of the active material layer. The negative electrode 10 further has a pair of current collecting layers 3a and 3b adapted to be brought into contact with an electrolyte. The active material layer 2 is between the current collecting layers 3a and 3b. The holes 5 open on the negative electrode 10 preferably have an opening area ratio of 0.3% to 30%. At least one of the pair of the current collecting layers 3a and 3b preferably has a thickness of 0.3 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Hitohiko Honda, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Masahiro Hyakutake, Kiyotaka Yasuda
  • Patent number: 7811709
    Abstract: A negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell includes a current collector an, formed on a surface or both surfaces thereof, an active material structure containing an electroconductive material with a low capability of forming a compound with lithium, and the active material structure includes 5% to 80% by weight of active material particles containing a material having a high capability for forming a compound with lithium. The active material structure can include an active material layer containing the active material particles and a surface-covering layer on the active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Musha, Hitohiko Honda, Yoshiki Sakaguschi, Kiyotaka Yasuda, Akihiro Modeki, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Takeo Taguchi, Kazuko Taniguchi, Makoto Dobashi
  • Publication number: 20090202915
    Abstract: A negative electrode (10) for use in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprises an active material layer (12) containing a particle (12a) of an active material. At least a part of the surface of the particle (12a) is coated with a metal material (13) having a poor ability of forming a lithium compound. A void is formed between the particles (12a) that are coated with the metal material (13). The active material layer has a void ratio of 15 to 45%. Preferably, the metal material (13) is present over the entire area of such a part of the surface of the particle that extends in the thickness-wise direction of the active material layer. Also preferably, the particle (12a) of the active material is composed of a silicone material, and the active material layer (12) contains a conductive carbon material in an amount of 1 to 3% by weight relative to the weight amount of the particle (12a) of the active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Akihiro Modeki, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Masahiro Hyakutake, Kiyotaka Yasuda, Kayoko Shinzawa, Yoshiki Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20060147801
    Abstract: The positive or negative electrode of a secondary battery has a first and a second surface that are electro-conductive and adapted to be brought into contact with an electrolyte. The electrode has an active material layer containing active material particles between the first and second surfaces. The electrode has a large number of microvoids open on the first and second surfaces and leading to the active material layer. A current collecting surface layer preferably has a thickness of 0.3. to 20 ?m. The active material layer is preferably formed by applying an electro-conductive slurry containing the active material particles. The current collecting surface layer is preferably formed by electroplating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Yasuda, Daisuke Mukai, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Takeo Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20060147802
    Abstract: A negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary batteries is disclosed. The negative electrode has a pair of current collecting surface layers of which the surfaces are adapted to be brought into contact with an electrolyte and at least one active material layer interposed between the surface layers. The active material layer contains particles of an active material having high capability of forming a lithium compound. The material constituting the surfaces is preferably present over the whole thickness of the active material layer to electrically connect the surfaces so that the electrode exhibits a current collecting function as a whole. The surface layers each preferably have a thickness of 0.3 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Yasuda, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Shinichi Musha, Makoto Dobashi, Akihiro Modeki, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Hitohiko Honda, Takeo Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20060121345
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrode as a cathode or an anode of a secondary battery. The electrode has a first and a second surface that are electrically conductive and adapted to be brought into contact with an electrolytic solution. The electrode has an active material layer containing active material particles between the first and second surfaces. The electrode has a large number of microvoids open on the first and second surfaces and leading to the active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Yasuda, Daisuke Mukai, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Takeo Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20060115735
    Abstract: An anode for nonaqueous secondary batteries is disclosed. The anode has a pair of current collecting surface layers of which the surfaces are adapted to be brought into contact with an electrolytic solution and at least one active material layer interposed between the surface layers. The active material layer contains particles of an active material having high capability of forming a lithium compound. The material constituting the surfaces is preferably present over the whole thickness of the active material layer to electrically connect the surfaces so that the electrode exhibits a current collecting function as a whole. The surface layers each preferably have a thickness of 0.3 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Yasuda, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Shinichi Musha, Makoto Dobashi, Akihiro Modeki, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Hitohiko Honda, Takeo Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20060063071
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrode as a positive electrode or a negative electrode of a secondary battery. The electrode has an active material layer containing active material particles. An electro-conductive material is filled between the active material particles over the entire thickness direction of the active material layer. The electro-conductive material is preferably a material having low capability of forming a lithium compound. Preferably, the electro-conductive material is filled in the active material layer by electroplating. The active particle material preferably comprises a material having high capability of forming a lithium compound, or a hydrogen storage alloy. The invention also provides a secondary battery which has the above electrode as a positive electrode or a negative electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Yasuda, Daisuke Mukai, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Takeo Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20060051675
    Abstract: Disclosed is a negative electrode for a nonaqueous secondary battery included of a current collector and an active material structure containing an electro-conductive material having low capability of forming a lithium compound on at least one side of the current collector, the active material structure containing 5 to 80% by weight of active material particles containing a material having high capability of forming a lithium compound. The active material structure preferably has an active material layer containing the active material particles and a surface coating layer formed on the active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Musha, Hitohiko Honda, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Kiyotaka Yasuda, Akihiro Modeki, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Takeo Taguchi, Kazuko Taniguchi, Makoto Dobashi
  • Publication number: 20060051677
    Abstract: A negative electrode 10 for a nonaqueous secondary battery, has an active material layer 2 containing active material particles 2a. The active material layer 2 has a metallic material 4 deposited among the particles by electroplating. The negative electrode 10 has a large number of holes 5 open on at least one side thereof and extending through the thickness of the active material layer. The negative electrode 10 further has a pair of current collecting layers 3a and 3b adapted to be brought into contact with an electrolyte. The active material layer 2 is between the current collecting layers 3a and 3b. The holes 5 open on the negative electrode 10 preferably have an opening area ratio of 0.3% to 30%. At least one of the pair of the current collecting layers 3a and 3b preferably has a thickness of 0.3 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Hitohiko Honda, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Masahiro Hyakutake, Kiyotaka Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20050208379
    Abstract: Disclosed is a negative electrode for a nonaqueous secondary battery comprised of a current collector and an active material structure containing an electro-conductive material having low capability of forming a lithium compound on at least one side of the current collector, the active material structure containing 5 to 80% by weight of active material particles containing a material having high capability of forming a lithium compound. The active material structure preferably has an active material layer containing the active material particles and a surface coating layer formed on the active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Shinichi Musha, Hitohiko Honda, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Kiyotaka Yasuda, Akihiro Modeki, Tomoyoshi Matsushima, Takeo Taguchi, Kazuko Taniguchi, Makoto Dobashi