Patents by Inventor Tsumoru Ohata

Tsumoru Ohata 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: 8302559
    Abstract: A method for producing lithium ion secondary batteries includes the steps of: (A) preparing an electrode sheet with lead-forming parts, (B) intermittently forming porous insulating layers containing an inorganic oxide filler and a binder on a surface of the electrode sheet excluding the lead-forming parts, (C) connecting a lead to each of the lead-forming parts, and (D) fabricating batteries by using the electrode sheet to which the leads are connected. The step B includes: the step of applying a slurry containing the inorganic oxide filler and the binder to the outer surface of a gravure roll, and transferring the slurry applied to the outer surface of the gravure roll on a surface of the electrode sheet that is being transported by a plurality of guide rolls excluding the lead-forming part; and the step of moving at least one selected from the gravure roll and the guide rolls to make the electrode sheet away from the gravure roll in the lead-forming part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukumoto, Tsumoru Ohata, Tetsuya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8211574
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion, a negative electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion, a porous film interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, the porous film being adhered to a surface of at least the negative electrode. The porous film includes an inorganic filler and a first binder: The content of the first binder in the porous film is 1.5 to 8 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the filler: The first binder includes a first rubber including an acrylonitrile unit: The first rubber is water-insoluble and has a decomposition temperature of 250° C. or higher. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion and a second binder, and the second binder includes a second rubber particle and a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Suzuki, Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima, Akiko Fujino, Shigeo Ikuta, Tetsuya Hayashi, Yusuke Fukumoto, Shinji Kasamatsu
  • Patent number: 8163424
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a porous electron-insulating layer adhered to a surface of at least one selected from the group consisting of the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an electrolyte. The porous electron-insulating layer comprises a particulate filler and a resin binder, and the particulate filler comprises an indefinite-shape particle comprising a plurality of primary particles that are joined to one another. A neck is preferably formed between the primary particles. Since the porous electron-insulating layer has high porosity, it is possible to obtain a secondary battery that exhibits excellent low-temperature characteristics, which are particularly important in actual use, and that is capable of discharging at a large current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima, Tetsuya Hayashi, Shigeo Ikuta, Yusuke Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 8163425
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a porous electron-insulating layer adhered to a surface of at least one selected from the group consisting of the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an electrolyte. The porous electron-insulating layer comprises a particulate filler and a resin binder, and the particulate filler comprises an indefinite-shape particle comprising a plurality of primary particles that are joined to one another. A neck is preferably formed between the primary particles. Since the porous electron-insulating layer has high porosity, it is possible to obtain a secondary battery that exhibits excellent low-temperature characteristics, which are particularly important in actual use, and that is capable of discharging at a large current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima, Tetsuya Hayashi, Shigeo Ikuta, Yusuke Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 8088517
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery having an electrode group that includes: a winding core, a positive electrode containing a positive electrode core member and a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode comprising a negative electrode core member and a negative electrode active material layer, and a porous film including a filler and a binder formed on at least one of the positive and negative electrodes which are wound around the winding core. The positive electrode and/or the negative electrode have/has, on the initial winding side, a region where the active material layer is carried on only one side of the core member and a region where the active material layer is carried on neither side of the core member, at a position closer to the initial winding position than the region where the active material layer is carried on only one side of the core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hayashi, Tsumoru Ohata
  • Publication number: 20110134717
    Abstract: A method for producing a coating material in which ingredients including a powder and a solvent are mixed is provided. The method includes: a preliminary stirring step (100) of preliminarily stirring the ingredients; a high-speed stirring step of supplying an intermediate material obtained by the preliminary stirring step to a high-speed stirrer 300 including a container 310 and a rotational member 330 rotating at a high speed slightly inward of an inner wall surface 311 of the container, and continuously stirring the intermediate material caused to exist in the form of a film between the rotational member 330 and the inner wall surface 311 by a centrifugal force of the rotational member 330; and a vacuum defoaming step of supplying a stirred material obtained by the high-speed stirring step to a treatment tank 501, 502, 503 provided with a stirring blade to perform vacuum defoaming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: PRIMIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Furuichi, Tsumoru Ohata
  • Patent number: 7931983
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion, a negative electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion, a porous film interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte: the porous film being adhered to a surface of at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode; the porous film including a filler and a resin binder; the resin binder content in the porous film being 1.5 to 8 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the filler; and the resin binder including an acrylonitrile unit, an acrylate unit, or a methacrylate unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima, Tetsuya Hayashi, Takashi Takano, Shigeo Ikuta, Kohei Suzuki, Kouji Nishida, Masao Fukunaga, Akiko Fujino
  • Patent number: 7816038
    Abstract: A method for producing a lithium ion secondary battery includes the steps of: forming a positive electrode mixture layer on a positive electrode substrate to obtain a positive electrode; forming a negative electrode mixture layer on a negative electrode substrate to obtain a negative electrode; forming an electronically insulating porous film that is bonded to a surface of at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode; interposing a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode to form an electrode plate assembly; and impregnating the electrode plate assembly with a non-aqueous electrolyte. The step of forming a porous film includes the steps of: preparing a porous film paste that contains a film binder comprising a thermo-cross-linkable resin and a particulate filler; and applying the porous film paste onto a surface of at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode and heating the resultant applied film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima, Tetsuya Hayashi, Shigeo Ikuta, Akiko Fujino, Eitaro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7767339
    Abstract: A method for producing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising the steps of: (i) mixing a positive electrode active material, a first binder A and a dispersion medium to prepare a paste A, the active material comprising a lithium-containing transition metal oxide; (ii) mixing a conductive agent, a second binder B and a dispersion medium to prepare a paste B, the conductive agent comprising carbon black; (iii) mixing the paste A and the paste B to prepare a positive electrode material paste C; (iv) applying the positive electrode material paste C onto a positive electrode core member and rolling and drying the resultant member to prepare a positive electrode; and (v) fabricating a battery using the positive electrode, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein contact angle ?A between the non-aqueous electrolyte and the binder A and contact angle ?B between the non-aqueous electrolyte and the binder B satisfy the formula (1): ?B??A?15°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Suzuki, Masao Fukunaga, Toshihide Murata, Kazunori Kubota, Tsumoru Ohata
  • Patent number: 7758998
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion, a negative electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion, a porous film interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte: the porous film being adhered to a surface of at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode; the porous film including a filler and a resin binder; the resin binder content in the porous film being 1.5 to 8 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the filler; and the resin binder including an acrylonitrile unit, an acrylate unit, or a methacrylate unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima, Tetsuya Hayashi, Takashi Takano, Shigeo Ikuta, Kohei Suzuki, Kouji Nishida, Masao Fukunaga, Akiko Fujino
  • Patent number: 7759004
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrode for lithium ion secondary batteries which includes an active material layer containing active material particles and a porous insulating layer formed on the surface of the active material layer. The porous insulating layer includes an inorganic filler and a resin binder, and the surface of the active material layer has a first region on which the porous insulating layer is formed, and a second region on which the porous insulating layer is not formed. By using such an electrode, a lithium ion secondary battery can have a high capacity, excellent characteristics and improved safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeo Ikuta, Tsumoru Ohata
  • Patent number: 7754377
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion, a negative electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ion, a porous film interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte: the porous film being adhered to a surface of at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode; the porous film including a filler and a resin binder; the resin binder content in the porous film being 1.5 to 8 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the filler; and the resin binder including an acrylonitrile unit, an acrylate unit, or a methacrylate unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima, Tetsuya Hayashi, Takashi Takano, Shigeo Ikuta, Kohei Suzuki, Kouji Nishida, Masao Fukunaga, Akiko Fujino
  • Patent number: 7745042
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery in which an abnormal overheat due to a short circuit of a current collecting portion of one electrode and an electrode material mixture of the other is prevented. The lithium ion secondary battery has: a positive electrode including a core material having a current collecting portion and a material mixture carrying portion and a material mixture layer carried thereon; a negative electrode including a core material having a current collecting portion and a material mixture carrying portion and a material mixture layer carried thereon; a separator and a porous electron-insulating layer including an inorganic oxide filler and a binder both interposed between the positive and negative electrodes; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The insulating layer is carried on a region including surfaces of the positive electrode current collecting portion and material mixture layer, and/or a region including surfaces of the negative electrode current collecting portion and material mixture layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Fujino, Tsumoru Ohata, Tetsuya Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20100154704
    Abstract: A method for producing lithium ion secondary batteries includes the steps of: (A) preparing an electrode sheet with lead-forming parts, (B) intermittently forming porous insulating layers containing an inorganic oxide filler and a binder on a surface of the electrode sheet excluding the lead-forming parts, (C) connecting a lead to each of the lead-forming parts, and (D) fabricating batteries by using the electrode sheet to which the leads are connected. The step B includes: the step of applying a slurry containing the inorganic oxide filler and the binder to the outer surface of a gravure roll, and transferring the slurry applied to the outer surface of the gravure roll on a surface of the electrode sheet that is being transported by a plurality of guide rolls excluding the lead-forming part; and the step of moving at least one selected from the gravure roll and the guide rolls to make the electrode sheet away from the gravure roll in the lead-forming part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke FUKUMOTO, Tsumoru OHATA, Tetsuya HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 7670717
    Abstract: To provide a non-aqueous secondary battery having a capacity as high as that of a conventional battery using a conventional resin separator and achieving excellent overcharge characteristics and excellent resistance to external short-circuit, a combined electrode plate for a spirally-wound electrode group for a non-aqueous secondary battery including a current collector, an active material layer carried on the current collector and a multi-layer porous membrane carried on the active material layer is used. The multi-layer porous membrane includes a first porous membrane and a second porous membrane. The first porous membrane contains metal oxide particles and a first binder. The second porous membrane contains resin particles and a second binder. The thickness of the multi-layer porous membrane is preferably 15 to 25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima
  • Patent number: 7575606
    Abstract: A method for producing lithium ion secondary batteries includes the steps of: (A) preparing an electrode sheet with lead-forming parts, (B) intermittently forming porous insulating layers containing an inorganic oxide filler and a binder on a surface of the electrode sheet excluding the lead-forming parts, (C) connecting a lead to each of the lead-forming parts, and (D) fabricating batteries by using the electrode sheet to which the leads are connected. The step B includes: the step of applying a slurry containing the inorganic oxide filler and the binder to the outer surface of a gravure roll, and transferring the slurry applied to the outer surface of the gravure roll on a surface of the electrode sheet that is being transported by a plurality of guide rolls excluding the lead-forming part; and the step of moving at least one selected from the gravure roll and the guide rolls to make the electrode sheet away from the gravure roll in the lead-forming part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukumoto, Tsumoru Ohata, Tetsuya Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20080311471
    Abstract: A method for producing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising the steps of: (i) mixing a positive electrode active material, a first binder A and a dispersion medium to prepare a paste A, the active material comprising a lithium-containing transition metal oxide; (ii) mixing a conductive agent, a second binder B and a dispersion medium to prepare a paste B, the conductive agent comprising carbon black; (iii) mixing the paste A and the paste B to prepare a positive electrode material paste C; (iv) applying the positive electrode material paste C onto a positive electrode core member and rolling and drying the resultant member to prepare a positive electrode; and (v) fabricating a battery using the positive electrode, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein contact angle ?A between the non-aqueous electrolyte and the binder A and contact angle ?B between the non-aqueous electrolyte and the binder B satisfy the formula (1): ?B??A?15°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Suzuki, Masao Fukunaga, Toshihide Murata, Kazunori Kubota, Tsumoru Ohata
  • Publication number: 20080274411
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery including: a positive electrode including a lithium composite oxide; a negative electrode capable of charging and discharging lithium ion; a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte; and a solid electrolyte layer interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein the solid electrolyte layer includes solid electrolyte particles and a binder. The solid electrolyte layer may include an inorganic oxide filler. The solid electrolyte particles is, for example, at least one selected from the group consisting of LiCl—Li2O—P2O5, LiTi2(PO4)3—AlPO4, LiI—Li2S—SiS4, LiI—Li2S—B2S3, LiI—Li2S—P2O5 and Li3N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Junji Nakajima, Tsumoru Ohata, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20080274399
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a porous electron-insulating layer adhered to a surface of at least one selected from the group consisting of the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an electrolyte. The porous electron-insulating layer comprises a particulate filler and a resin binder, and the particulate filler comprises an indefinite-shape particle comprising a plurality of primary particles that are joined to one another. A neck is preferably formed between the primary particles. Since the porous electron-insulating layer has high porosity, it is possible to obtain a secondary battery that exhibits excellent low-temperature characteristics, which are particularly important in actual use, and that is capable of discharging at a large current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Junji Nakajima, Tetsuya Hayashi, Shigeo Ikuta, Yusuke Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 7435507
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery has an electrode group including: a winding core; and a positive electrode and a negative electrode that are wound around the winding core. This electrode group does not have an independent separator between the positive and negative electrodes. A porous film is integrally formed on both sides of at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The negative electrode and the positive electrode are connected to the winding core by a negative electrode resin film and a positive electrode resin film, respectively. The use of such resin films makes it possible to reduce the breakage of the porous films and prevent a short-circuit between the positive and negative electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsumoru Ohata, Shigeo Ikuta, Akiko Fujino, Tetsuya Hayashi, Kohei Suzuki