Patents by Inventor Yasunori Baba

Yasunori Baba 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: 20200266495
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lead acid battery including: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an electrolyte containing sulfuric acid. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material, and a negative electrode grid that supports the negative electrode active material. The negative electrode grid contains tin in an amount of 0.1 mass % or more and 0.8 mass % or less. The electrolyte contains aluminum ions at a concentration of 1 mmol/L or more and less than 10 mmol L, and sodium ions at a concentration of 15 mmol/L or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Hideharu TAKEZAWA, Atsumu IMASATO, Yasunori BABA
  • Publication number: 20200251744
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The separator has a multilayer structure in which a first filler layer containing phosphate particles, a porous resin substrate, and a second filler layer containing inorganic particles having higher heat resistance than the phosphate particles are stacked in this order from the negative electrode side. The first filler layer is disposed on the porous resin substrate in such a manner that the surface of the first filler layer faces the surface of the negative electrode. The phosphate particles have a BET specific surface area in the range of 5 m2/g or more and 100 m2/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takada, Masanori Sugimori, Nobuhiro Hirano, Yuki Morikawa, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20200243827
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a separator includes a substrate, a first filler layer disposed on one side of the substrate and containing phosphate salt particles, and a second filler layer disposed on the other side of the substrate and containing inorganic particles. The separator is disposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode in such a manner that the side of the substrate which bears the first filler layer is directed to the positive electrode side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Morikawa, Masanori Sugimori, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 10717394
    Abstract: A device is mounted on a vehicle body and housed in a space between a pillar inner and a pillar trim. A speaker is inserted into an opening portion opened in the pillar trim from an inside of a vehicle compartment and retained therein. A harness is connected to the speaker and disposed in the space. In a part of the speaker to be inserted into an inner side of the pillar trim, a protrusion portion is provided that protrudes radially outward. An insertion acceptance portion that is a gap for accepting insertion of the protrusion portion is provided in an opening edge portion facing the opening portion on an inner surface side of the pillar trim. The insertion acceptance portion has a width larger than a width of the protrusion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Baba, Yuuhei Furuse, Minoru Nakamura, Masayuki Kage, Kouki Hirao
  • Publication number: 20200203693
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein the separator includes an inorganic filler layer which includes a first filler layer containing phosphate salt particles and a second filler layer disposed on the first filler layer and containing inorganic particles more heat resistant than the phosphate salt particles, and the BET specific surface area of the phosphate salt particles is in the range of not less than 5 m2/g and not more than 100 m2/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200203695
    Abstract: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a separator includes a substrate, a first filler layer containing phosphate salt particles, and a second filler layer interposed between the substrate and the first filler layer and containing inorganic particles. The separator is disposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode in such a manner that the first filler layer and the second filler layer are directed to the positive electrode side. Further, a resin layer is disposed between the positive electrode and the first filler layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Baba, Masanori Sugimori, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200152966
    Abstract: A positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector, an intermediate layer disposed on the positive electrode current collector and including a conductive agent and inorganic particles, and a positive electrode mixture layer disposed on the intermediate layer and including a positive electrode active material and a hydrogen phosphate salt represented by the general formula MaHbPO4 (wherein a satisfies 1?a?2, b satisfies 1?b?2, and M includes at least one element selected from alkali metals and alkaline earth metals), the positive electrode satisfying 0.5?X?3.0, 1.0?Y?7.0, and 0.07?X/Y?3.0 wherein X is the mass ratio (mass %) of the hydrogen phosphate salt relative to the total mass of the positive electrode active material and Y is the mass ratio (mass %) of the conductive agent relative to the total mass of the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida, Nobuhiro Hirano, Fumiharu Niina
  • Publication number: 20200014023
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which low-crystalline carbon-covered graphite is used as a negative electrode active material, wherein a cobalt-containing lithium transitional metal oxide is used for: a first positive electrode active material in which the volume per unit mass of pores having a pore size of 100 nm or less is 8 mm3/g or greater; and a second positive electrode active material in which the volume per unit mass of pores having a pore size of 100 nm or less is 5 mm3/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida, Yasunori Baba, Yuki Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20190305291
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which uses a lithium titanium composite oxide as a negative electrode active material is configured to use a first positive electrode active material that is a Co-containing lithium transition metal oxide and has a volume per mass of 8 mm3/g or more with respect to pores having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less and a second positive electrode active material that has a volume per mass of 5 mm3/g or less with respect to pores having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Morikawa, Yasunori Baba, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20190256010
    Abstract: A device is mounted on a vehicle body and housed in a space between a pillar inner and a pillar trim. A speaker is inserted into an opening portion opened in the pillar trim from an inside of a vehicle compartment and retained therein. A harness is connected to the speaker and disposed in the space. In a part of the speaker to be inserted into an inner side of the pillar trim, a protrusion portion is provided that protrudes radially outward. An insertion acceptance portion that is a gap for accepting insertion of the protrusion portion is provided in an opening edge portion facing the opening portion on an inner surface side of the pillar trim. The insertion acceptance portion has a width larger than a width of the protrusion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori BABA, Yuuhei FURUSE, Minoru NAKAMURA, Masayuki KAGE, Kouki HIRAO
  • Patent number: 10388960
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery is provided that shows good cycle performance and good storage performance under high temperature conditions and exhibits high reliability even with a battery configuration featuring high capacity. A method of manufacturing the battery is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogasawara, Hiroshi Minami, Naoki Imachi, Atsushi Kaiduka, Yasunori Baba, Yoshinori Kida, Shin Fujitani
  • Publication number: 20190245200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell comprising: a positive electrode having a positive electrode mixture layer that contains a first positive-electrode active material and a second positive-electrode active material; a negative electrode containing a lithium-titanium composite oxide as a negative-electrode active material; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The volume per mass of pores in the first positive-electrode active material having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less is four or more times the volume per mass of pores in the second positive-electrode active material having a pore diameter of 100 nm or less. The content of the first positive-electrode active material is 30 mass % or less with respect to the total amount of the first positive-electrode active material and the second positive-electrode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Baba, Takashi Ko, Fumiharu Niina, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20190214635
    Abstract: A negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixture layer disposed on the negative electrode current collector, and the negative electrode mixture layer contains a negative electrode active material containing lithium titanate, a binder, and a (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer. The amount of the (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer in the negative electrode mixture layer is 10 mass % or less relative to the total amount of the (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer and the binder. The amount of the (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer in a portion of the negative electrode mixture layer that extends from the surface to the middle of the negative electrode mixture layer in the thickness direction (upper region) is 60 mass % or more relative to the total amount of the (meth)acrylic acid-based polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Sugimori, Yasunori Baba, Katsunori Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20170324095
    Abstract: [Problem] A non-aqueous electrolyte battery is provided that shows good cycle performance and good storage performance under high temperature conditions and exhibits high reliability even with a battery configuration featuring high capacity. A method of manufacturing the battery is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogasawara, Hiroshi Minami, Naoki Imachi, Atsushi Kaiduka, Yasunori Baba, Yoshinori Kida, Shin Fujitani
  • Patent number: 9761880
    Abstract: [Problem] A non-aqueous electrolyte battery is provided that shows good cycle performance and good storage performance under high temperature conditions and exhibits high reliability even with a battery configuration featuring high capacity. A method of manufacturing the battery is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogasawara, Hiroshi Minami, Naoki Imachi, Atsushi Kaiduka, Yasunori Baba, Yoshinori Kida, Shin Fujitani
  • Patent number: 9620756
    Abstract: Provided are a separator-integrated electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery with a reduced risk of a short circuit between electrodes due to precipitation of metallic lithium on a surface of an electrode mixture layer. A positive electrode (12) configured as a separator-integrated electrode includes a positive current collector (22), a positive active material layer (24) formed on a surface thereof, a first porous layer (26) formed on a surface of the positive active material layer (24) and containing inorganic particles, and a second porous layer (28) formed on a surface of the first porous layer (26) and made of resin fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Nagino, Yasunori Baba, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 9574213
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for producing organic acid, such as acetic acid, propionic acid, butyric acid, or another high-quality raw material designed for methane fermentation and obtained by converting waste paper and other forms of cellulose-based biomass to organic acid, wherein said method comprising a step for reacting rumen fluid collected from a ruminant animal with cellulose-containing waste matter. This method provides the effective use of cellulose-containing waste matter, which is a high-quality fermentation resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yutaka Nakai, Yasunori Baba, Chika Tada, Yasuhiro Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20150287996
    Abstract: [Problem] A non-aqueous electrolyte battery is provided that shows good cycle performance and good storage performance under high temperature conditions and exhibits high reliability even with a battery configuration featuring high capacity. A method of manufacturing the battery is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogasawara, Hiroshi Minami, Naoki Imachi, Atsushi Kaiduka, Yasunori Baba, Yoshinori Kida, Shin Fujitani
  • Publication number: 20150249243
    Abstract: Provided are a separator-integrated electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery with a reduced risk of a short circuit between electrodes due to precipitation of metallic lithium on a surface of an electrode mixture layer. A positive electrode (12) configured as a separator-integrated electrode includes a positive current collector (22), a positive active material layer (24) formed on a surface thereof, a first porous layer (26) formed on a surface of the positive active material layer (24) and containing inorganic particles, and a second porous layer (28) formed on a surface of the first porous layer (26) and made of resin fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicants: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Nagino, Yasunori Baba, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 9077024
    Abstract: [Problem] A non-aqueous electrolyte battery is provided that shows good cycle performance and good storage performance under high temperature conditions and exhibits high reliability even with a battery configuration featuring high capacity. A method of manufacturing the battery is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogasawara, Hiroshi Minami, Naoki Imachi, Atsushi Kaiduka, Yasunori Baba, Yoshinori Kida, Shin Fujitani