Patents by Inventor Yasuaki Murashi

Yasuaki Murashi 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 9979020
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte is provided. The positive electrode includes an active material including Li1?xMn2?y?zAlyMzO4 (?0.1?x?1, 0.20?y?0.35, 0?z?0.1, M is at least one metal selected from Mg, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Zr, Nb, Mo, and Sn). The negative electrode includes an active material including a first oxide represented by Li4+aTi5O12 (?0.5?a?3) and a second oxide of at least one element selected from Al, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Ni, Zn, and Zr. The second oxide is included in an amount of from 300 ppm to 5000 ppm relative to a weight of the first oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hidesato Saruwatari, Hikaru Yoshikawa, Hiromichi Kuriyama, Yasuaki Murashi, Naoki Nishio, Dai Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9947923
    Abstract: The nonaqueous electrolyte battery according to one embodiment includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The positive electrode contains a positive electrode active material containing manganese-containing composite oxide. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material selected from the group consisting of titanium oxide and titanium-containing composite oxide. A ratio p/n of a capacity p per unit area of the positive electrode to a capacity n per unit area of the negative electrode is in the range of 0.8 or more and 1 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiromichi Kuriyama, Hikaru Yoshikawa, Hidesato Saruwatari, Yasuaki Murashi, Dai Yamamoto, Naoki Nishio
  • 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: 9711782
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material-including layer including a positive electrode active material, which includes a lithium-manganese oxide LiMn2-xMxO4, and a conductive agent. In the positive electrode active material-including layer, an average particle diameter d50 is within 2 ?m to 5 ?m, a particle diameter d10 and a particle diameter d90, where a cumulative frequency from a smaller side is, respectively, 10% and 90%, is within 0.5 ?m to 3 ?m and within 4 ?m to 10 ?m, respectively, in a particle size distribution. X, represented by X=(d50?d10) /d50 is within 0.4 to 0.8. Y, represented by Y=(d90?d50)/d90 is within 0.2 to 0.6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hikaru Yoshikawa, Hiromichi Kuriyama, Yasuaki Murashi, Hidesato Saruwatari, Dai Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20170179535
    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: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuaki MURASHI, Nobuyasu NEGISHI, Tatsuya SHINODA, Koichi TAKESHITA, Koichi KAWAMURA, Tatsuya HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170018797
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. When the nonaqueous electrolyte battery is discharged at a constant current of 0.5 C until a voltage becomes 1.5 V, a curve obtained by taking dQ/dV during the discharge as a vertical axis and voltage as a horizontal axis has a first peak and a second peak. The firs peak is a peak that appears within a range of from 2.54 V to 2.65 V, and the second peak is a peak that appears within a range of from 2.4 V to less than 2.54 V. A dQ/dV peak intensity A of the first peak and a dQ/dV peak intensity B of the second peak satisfy 0.8?A/B 1.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuaki MURASHI, Hikaru YOSHIKAWA, Hidesato SARUWATARI, Hiromichi KURIYAMA, Dai YAMAMOTO, Naoki NISHIO, Koichi KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160336576
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tatsuya SHINODA, Tatsuya HASHIMOTO, Koichi KAWAMURA, Nobuyasu NEGISHI, Koichi TAKESHITA, Yasuaki MURASHI
  • Publication number: 20160268604
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte is provided. The positive electrode includes an active material including Li1?xMn2?y?zAlyMzO4 (?0.1?x?1, 0.20?y?0.35, 0?z?0.1, M is at least one metal selected from Mg, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Zr, Nb, Mo, and Sn). The negative electrode includes an active material including a first oxide represented by Li4+aTi5O12 (?0.5?a?3) and a second oxide of at least one element selected from Al, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Ni, Zn, and Zr. The second oxide is included in an amount of from 300 ppm to 5000 ppm relative to a weight of the first oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hidesato SARUWATARI, Hikaru Yoshikawa, Hiromichi Kuriyama, Yasuaki Murashi, Naoki Nishio, Dai Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20160240849
    Abstract: The nonaqueous electrolyte battery according to one embodiment includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The positive electrode contains a positive electrode active material containing manganese-containing composite oxide. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material selected from the group consisting of titanium oxide and titanium-containing composite oxide. A ratio p/n of a capacity p per unit area of the positive electrode to a capacity n per unit area of the negative electrode is in the range of 0.8 or more and 1 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiromichi KURIYAMA, Hikaru YOSHIKAWA, Hidesato SARUWATARI, Yasuaki MURASHI, Dai YAMAMOTO, Naoki NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20160204417
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery is provided. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode. A positive electrode layer contains lithium-manganese composite oxide represented by a general formula of LiMn2-xMxO4. x is within the range of 0.22?x?0.7 and M is at least one element selected from a group consisting of Mg, Ti, Cr, Fe, Co, Zn, Al, and Ga. A negative electrode layer contains lithium titanate. A pore specific surface area of the positive electrode layer is 2 m2/g or more and less than 5 m2/g. A ratio of a capacity per pore surface area of the positive electrode to the negative electrode is within the range of 1 or more and less than 2.4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Dai YAMAMOTO, Hikaru Yoshikawa, Hiromichi Kuriyama, Yasuaki Murashi, Hidesato Saruwatari
  • Patent number: 9325031
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a battery including a positive electrode, and a negative electrode. The positive electrode contains a lithium-cobalt composite oxide and a lithium-manganese composite oxide. The negative electrode contains a lithium titanium composite oxide. The battery satisfies the following formula (1). In addition, an open circuit voltage (OCV) of the positive electrode when the battery is discharged to 1.8 V at 0.2 C is 3.6 V (Li v.s. Li+) or more. (Qp/Qn)>1.1??(1) Qp is a charge capacity (mAh/m2) of the positive electrode per unit area, and Qn is a charge capacity (mAh/m2) of the negative electrode per unit area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuaki Murashi, Hidetoshi Watanabe, Koji Takazawa, Yoshinao Tatebayashi
  • Publication number: 20160056450
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material-including layer including a positive electrode active material, which includes a lithium-manganese oxide LiMn2-xMxO4, and a conductive agent. In the positive electrode active material-including layer, an average particle diameter d50 is within 2 ?m to 5 ?m, a particle diameter d10 and a particle diameter d90, where a cumulative frequency from a smaller side is, respectively, 10% and 90%, is within 0.5 ?m to 3 ?m and within 4 ?m to 10 ?m, respectively, in a particle size distribution. X, represented by X=(d50?d10) /d50 is within 0.4 to 0.8. Y, represented by Y=(d90?d50)/d90 is within 0.2 to 0.6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Hikaru YOSHIKAWA, Hiromichi KURIYAMA, Yasuaki MURASHI, Hidesato SARUWATARI, Dai YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140272562
    Abstract: In general, according to one embodiment, a positive electrode is provided. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector and a positive-electrode-mixture layer formed on the positive electrode current collector. The positive-electrode-mixture layer includes first pores and second pores. Pore size diameters D1 and D2 of the first and the second pores satisfy relationship: 0.03<D1/D2<0.8. Total volumes V(D1) and V(D2) of the first and the second pores satisfy the following relationship: 2<log V(D1)/log V(D2)<6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hidetoshi WATANABE, Yasuaki MURASHI, Yoshinao TATEBAYASHI, Hidesato SARUWATARI, Hikaru YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140242466
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a battery including a positive electrode, and a negative electrode. The positive electrode contains a lithium-cobalt composite oxide and a lithium-manganese composite oxide. The negative electrode contains a lithium titanium composite oxide. The battery satisfies the following formula (1). In addition, an open circuit voltage (OCV) of the positive electrode when the battery is discharged to 1.8 V at 0.2 C is 3.6 V (Li v.s. Li+) or more. (Qp/Qn)>1.1??(1) Qp is a charge capacity (mAh/m2) of the positive electrode per unit area, and Qn is a charge capacity (mAh/m2) of the negative electrode per unit area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuaki Murashi, Hidetoshi Watanabe, Koji Takazawa, Yoshinao Tatebayashi
  • Patent number: 8435449
    Abstract: A chemical substance sensing element 142 for detecting a specific chemical substance included in biological information includes a carbon nanostructure and, because of metal complex or a fluorescent molecule modifying its surface, exhibits substance selectivity and high sensitivity. Of the substances modifying the surface of carbon nanostructures, CoPc reacts with NO and pentane and DAF-2 reacts with NO, as the components contained in the biological information, respectively, and both produce reaction products. The reaction product derived from CoPc changes electric resistance between nodes 154 and 156, and the reaction product derived from DAF-2 generates fluorescence of a specific wavelength when irradiated with excitation light. Therefore, by measuring the change in electric resistance or presence/absence and wavelength of fluorescent of the present element, sensing of NO or pentane is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mikihiro Yamanaka, Katsutoshi Takao, Tomohisa Kawata, Norie Matsui, Shuhji Nishiura, Keita Hara, Yasuaki Murashi, Jun Kudo
  • Publication number: 20100086439
    Abstract: A chemical substance sensing element 142 for detecting a specific chemical substance included in biological information includes a carbon nanostructure and, because of metal complex or a fluorescent molecule modifying its surface, exhibits substance selectivity and high sensitivity. Of the substances modifying the surface of carbon nanostructures, CoPc reacts with NO and pentane and DAF-2 reacts with NO, as the components contained in the biological information, respectively, and both produce reaction products. The reaction product derived from CoPc changes electric resistance between nodes 154 and 156, and the reaction product derived from DAF-2 generates fluorescence of a specific wavelength when irradiated with excitation light. Therefore, by measuring the change in electric resistance or presence/absence and wavelength of fluorescent of the present element, sensing of NO or pentane is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Mikihiro Yamanaka, Katsutoshi Takao, Tomohisa Kawata, Norie Matsui, Shuhji Nishiura, Keita Hara, Yasuaki Murashi, Jun Kudo