Patents by Inventor Toru Sukigara

Toru Sukigara 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: 20240021816
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes particles of a lithium-transition metal composite oxide that contains nickel in the composition thereof and has a layered structure. The particles have an average particle size DSEM based on electron microscopic observation in a range of 1 ?m to 7 ?m in which a ratio D50/DSEM of a 50% particle size D50 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the average particle size based on electron microscopic observation is in a range of 1 to 4, and a ratio D90/D10 of a 90% particle size D90 to a 10% particle size D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution is 4 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi OGAWA, Soshi KAWAMURA, Toru SUKIGARA, Hiroto MAEYAMA, Kenichi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11804600
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes particles of a lithium-transition metal composite oxide that contains nickel in the composition thereof and has a layered structure. The particles have an average particle size DSEM based on electron microscopic observation in a range of 1 ?m to 7 ?m in which a ratio D50/DSEM of a 50% particle size D50 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the average particle size based on electron microscopic observation is in a range of 1 to 4, and a ratio D90/D10 of a 90% particle size D90 to a 10% particle size D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution is 4 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignees: NICHIA CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Soshi Kawamura, Toru Sukigara, Hiroto Maeyama, Kenichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11791452
    Abstract: Provided are: a positive electrode for solid-state batteries, which enables the achievement of high energy density, rate characteristics and durability; a solid-state battery; and a method for producing a solid-state battery. A positive electrode for solid-state batteries, which is provided with a collector and a positive electrode active material layer that contains a positive electrode active material, and which is configured such that: the ratio of the positive electrode active material, which is composed of primary particles, in the positive electrode active material layer is 60% by mass or more; the void fraction in the positive electrode active material layer is less than 20% by volume; and portions of the positive electrode active material layer other than the positive electrode active material, which is composed of primary particles, contain a solid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Maeyama, Ushio Harada, Noriaki Kamaya, Sokichi Okubo, Toru Sukigara
  • Patent number: 11749835
    Abstract: Provided is a solid electrolyte sheet having a self-supporting property while having a small thickness and flexibility. The solid electrolyte sheet is formed using a support having a specific porosity and a specific thickness. Specifically, the solid electrolyte sheet is formed in which a solid electrolyte is filled in a support having a porosity of 60% or more and 95% or less and a thickness of 5 ?m or more and less than 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Ushio Harada, Hiroto Maeyama, Toru Sukigara, Kazuki Chiba
  • Patent number: 11710856
    Abstract: Provided is a solid electrolyte laminated sheet having a self-supporting property and capable of realizing a solid state battery having high output characteristics. A plurality of supports are used, a solid electrolyte is filled in each support to form a self-supporting sheet, and the self-supporting sheets are superimposed to form a solid electrolyte laminated sheet. Specifically, the solid electrolyte laminated sheet is configured by setting a layer of the solid electrolyte laminated sheet in contact with a positive electrode layer being the outermost layer as a self-supporting sheet in which a solid electrolyte resistant to oxidation is filled, and a layer in contact with a negative electrode layer being the opposite outermost layer as a self-supporting sheet in which a solid electrolyte resistant to reduction is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Ushio Harada, Hiroto Maeyama, Toru Sukigara, Kazuki Chiba
  • Patent number: 11545699
    Abstract: What is provided is a solid state battery and a solid state battery manufacturing method capable of more reliably preventing short-circuiting. A solid state battery includes: a first electrode piece in which a first electrode active material layer is formed on a first current collector layer; a second electrode piece in which a second electrode active material layer is formed on a second current collector layer; and a bag-shaped solid electrolyte layer which accommodates the first electrode piece, wherein the first electrode piece accommodated in the bag-shaped solid electrolyte layer and the second electrode piece are laminated so as to overlap each other in a plan view so that the first electrode active material layer and the second electrode active material layer are disposed so as to face each other with the solid electrolyte layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ohta, Wataru Shimizu, Toru Sukigara
  • Patent number: 11522227
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery and a comb-type electrode. A negative electrode layer sheet formed by stacking a negative electrode active material layer on two surfaces of a negative electrode current collector and a positive electrode layer sheet formed by stacking a positive electrode active material layer on two surfaces of a positive electrode current collector are alternately stacked, and an electrolyte body is interposed between the negative electrode layer sheet and the positive electrode layer sheet adjacent in a stacking direction. Each of the negative electrode current collector and the positive electrode current collector includes a bent connecting part sandwiching a notch part and formed by bending two sides in directions opposite to each other. The bent connecting parts of the negative electrode current collectors adjacent in the stacking direction and the bent connecting parts of the positive electrode current collectors adjacent in the stacking direction are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Shimizu, Masahiro Ohta, Toru Sukigara
  • Publication number: 20220384803
    Abstract: Provide is a solid-state battery capable of reducing the lamination space factor of a solid electrolyte and reducing electrical resistivity. A solid-state battery includes: a laminate including a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate that are alternately laminated; and a solid electrolyte layer formed on at least one of a lamination surface of the positive electrode plate and a lamination surface of the negative electrode plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Shigemitsu AKUTSU, Shinji FUJIMOTO, Toru SUKIGARA
  • Publication number: 20220384802
    Abstract: Provided is a solid-state battery having a bipolar electrode plate and capable of reducing the lamination space factor of a solid electrolyte and reducing electrical resistivity. The solid-state battery includes: a laminate including a positive electrode plate, at least one bipolar electrode plate, and a negative electrode plate that are laminated; and a solid electrolyte layer formed on a lamination surface of the at least bipolar electrode plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Shigemitsu AKUTSU, Shinji FUJIMOTO, Toru SUKIGARA
  • Patent number: 11515568
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a laminated battery that can realize a laminated structure in which electrode composite material portions are not displaced, can simplify the manufacturing process, and has improved production yield, and provides a manufacturing method thereof. A positive electrode structure and a negative electrode structure in comb shapes are respectively produced with electrode composite material layers positioned in advance, and these are fitted to produce a laminate serving as a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Shimizu, Masahiro Ohta, Toru Sukigara
  • Publication number: 20220293939
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes particles of a lithium-transition metal composite oxide that contains nickel in the composition thereof and has a layered structure. The particles have an average particle size DSEM based on electron microscopic observation in a range of 1 ?m to 7 ?m in which a ratio D50/DSEM of a 50% particle size D50 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the average particle size based on electron microscopic observation is in a range of 1 to 4, and a ratio D90/D10 of a 90% particle size D90 to a 10% particle size D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution is 4 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi OGAWA, Soshi KAWAMURA, Toru SUKIGARA, Hiroto MAEYAMA, Kenichi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11380892
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes particles of a lithium-transition metal composite oxide that contains nickel in the composition thereof and has a layered structure. The particles have an average particle size DSEM based on electron microscopic observation in a range of 1 ?m to 7 ?m in which a ratio D50/DSEM of a 50% particle size D50 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the average particle size based on electron microscopic observation is in a range of 1 to 4, and a ratio D90/D10 of a 90% particle size D90 to a 10% particle size D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution is 4 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: NICHIA CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Soshi Kawamura, Toru Sukigara, Hiroto Maeyama, Kenichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11271268
    Abstract: A cell holder (1) for holding a secondary battery cell (9) including a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode active material, and an electrolyte which is disposed between the positive electrode active material and the negative electrode active material and is in contact with both the positive electrode active material and the negative electrode active material, and for outputting power from the secondary battery cell (9), includes a cell holder body (30), and a pressing portion (10) which is supported by the cell holder body (30) and includes a disc spring (11) being in contact with a first end face of the secondary battery cell (9) in a first direction and pressing the first end face of the secondary battery cell (9) in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ushio Harada, Masahiro Ohta, Tadashi Tsunoda, Sokichi Okubo, Hiroto Maeyama, Noriaki Kamaya, Toru Sukigara
  • Publication number: 20220029147
    Abstract: An electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, provided with a collector and a positive electrode active material layer arranged on the collector and contains a positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material contains compound particles which have a layered structure composed of two or more transition metals, and which have an average particle diameter DSEM of from 1 ?m to 7 ?m (inclusive) based on the observation with an electron microscope, a ratio of the 50% particle diameter D50 in a volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the average particle diameter DSEM, namely D50/DSEM of from 1 to 4 (inclusive), and a ratio of the 90% particle diameter D90 in the volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the 10% particle diameter D10 in the volume-based cumulative particle size distribution, namely D90/D10 of 4 or less. The positive electrode active material layer has a void fraction of 10-45%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Toru Sukigara, Hiroto Maeyama, Soshi Kawamura, Kenichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11165051
    Abstract: An electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, which is provided with a collector and a positive electrode active material layer that is arranged on the collector and contains a positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material is configured to contain compound particles which have a layered structure composed of two or more transition metals, and which have an average particle diameter DSEM of from 1 ?m to 7 ?m (inclusive), a ratio of the 50% particle diameter D50 in a volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the average particle diameter DSEM, namely D50/DSEM of from 1 to 4 (inclusive), and a ratio of the 90% particle diameter D90 in the volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the 10% particle diameter D10 in the volume-based cumulative particle size distribution, namely D90/D10 of 4 or less. The positive electrode active material layer has a void fraction of 10-45%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Toru Sukigara, Hiroto Maeyama, Soshi Kawamura, Kenichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210305562
    Abstract: To provide a positive electrode composite active material particle capable of reducing resistance even when a battery binding force is small or even when a blending amount of positive electrode active material particles is high, and a method for producing the positive electrode composite active material particle, a positive electrode including the positive electrode composite active material particle, and a solid-state battery including the positive electrode. A positive electrode composite active material particle including positive electrode active material particles each made of a lithium-containing oxide and having a surface at least a part of which is coated with a coating material including a sulfide solid electrolyte, and a method for producing the positive electrode composite active material particle, a positive electrode including the positive electrode composite active material particle, and a solid-state battery including the positive electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Noriaki KAMAYA, Hiroto MAEYAMA, Toru SUKIGARA
  • Publication number: 20210296739
    Abstract: A solid-state battery cell that can enable high output and in which cell terminals can be freely arranged is provided. A solid-state battery cell 100 has a plurality of unit solid-state batteries 10 that each have a negative electrode plate 101, a positive electrode plate 102, and a solid electrolyte layer 103, and a negative electrode collector plate 106 and positive electrode collector plate 107 that are electrically connected to cell terminals, wherein the negative electrode plate 101 and the positive electrode plate 102 each have a plurality of electrodes, the positive electrode collector plate 107 and the negative electrode collector plate 106 are respectively electrically connected to the pluralities of electrodes, and a plurality of the unit solid-state batteries 10 is electrically connected in series by the pluralities of electrodes and housed in a single cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Shigemitsu AKUTSU, Shinji FUJIMOTO, Toru SUKIGARA, Shintaro AOYAGI
  • Publication number: 20210292918
    Abstract: The present disclosure is intended to provide an electrolyzer capable of selectively recovering lithium. The electrolyzer recovers lithium ions Li+ from a material M. The electrolyzer includes: a pair of electrodes; and a cation exchange membrane provided between the pair of electrodes and having a lithium ion conductivity. The cation exchange membrane allows, among cations contained in the material M, more lithium ions Li+ to pass therethrough than other cations Ca2+ and Na+. The electrolyzer is configured to apply a voltage between the pair of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Wataru SHIMIZU, Toru SUKIGARA
  • Publication number: 20210296630
    Abstract: Provided are a partial power generation element configured by a single laminate body in which a bipolar electrode is laminated, or a multi-layer laminate body in which a plurality of the single laminate bodies is laminated; and a positive electrode normal electrode and negative electrode normal electrode, in which the partial power generation element configures a serial partial power generation element in which the single laminate body which is a constituent element of the multi-layer laminate body is laminated between the positive electrode normal electrode and negative electrode normal electrode with an orientation of polarity configuring a serial connection, and between the positive electrode collector electrode and two negative electrode normal electrodes corresponding thereto, the serial partial power generation element joins with reverse polarity sandwiching the positive electrode collector electrode to configure a parallel connection body by connecting in parallel the serial partial power generation el
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Shigemitsu AKUTSU, Shinji FUJIMOTO, Toru SUKIGARA, Shintaro AOYAGI
  • Publication number: 20210296686
    Abstract: To provide a laminated solid-state battery capable of allowing a high voltage to be obtained and the installation space to be reduced. A laminated solid-state battery (100) including a plurality of unit solid-state batteries (10, 10a). Each unit solid-state battery of the plurality of unit solid-state batteries (10, 10a) includes a positive electrode (101, 101a), a negative electrode (102, 102a), and a solid electrolyte (103). The plurality of unit solid-state batteries (10, 10a) are electrically connected to each other in series and housed in a single laminate cell (104). Preferably, the plurality of unit solid-state batteries (10, 10a) are electrically connected to each other in series inside the laminate cell (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji Fujimoto, Toru Sukigara, Shigemitsu Akutsu