Patents by Inventor Yuji Muroya

Yuji Muroya 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: 10431830
    Abstract: A current collector for a battery includes: a layer (1) formed from an electrically conductive material and at least one of (a) a polymer compound having an alicyclic structure, (b) a saturated hydrocarbon polymer compound having a hydroxyl group, (c) a phenoxy resin and an epoxy resin, and (d) an amine having an amine equivalent of 120 g/eq or less and an epoxy resin; a layer (2) which is formed on at least one surface of the layer (1); and a layer (3) formed from an electrically conductive material. The current collector for a battery has stability to an equilibrium potential environment in a negative electrode, a low electric resistance, a blocking property to solvent in electrolytic solution, and a blocking property to a component in an electrolyte. In addition, the current collector for a battery has a high capacity retention rate, and battery durability is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Oku, Yusuke Kato, Akiko Waki, Takashi Kikuchi, Takashi Ito, Masahiro Kojima, Gentaro Kano, Shiho Inoue, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Norihisa Waki, Yuji Muroya, Kazuki Miyatake, Yoshio Shimoida, Keisuke Wakabayashi, Tomohisa Matsuno, Seiji Ishimoto
  • Publication number: 20190273285
    Abstract: Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which has improved battery durability in the battery having a high capacity, a high density, and a large area. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a power generating element including a positive electrode in which a positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode active material is formed on a surface of a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode in which a negative electrode active material layer containing a negative electrode active material is formed on a surface of a negative electrode current collector, and a separator, a ratio of a rated capacity to a pore volume of the negative electrode active material layer being 1.12 Ah/cc or more, a ratio of a battery area to a rated capacity being 4.0 cm2/Ah or more, and a rated capacity being 30 Ah or more, wherein a variation in porosity in the negative electrode active material layer is 6.0% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Fumihiro Kawamura, Manabu Nishijima, Yuji Muroya, Yoshiaki Nitta
  • Publication number: 20190259999
    Abstract: Provided is a means capable of improving battery cycle durability in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a capacity and a size which are assumed to increase the capacity. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a power generating element including a positive electrode obtained by forming a positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode active material on a surface of a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode obtained by forming a negative electrode active material layer containing a negative electrode active material on a surface of a negative electrode current collector, and a separator, a ratio of a rated capacity to a pore volume of the separator being 1.55 Ah/cc or more, a ratio of a battery area to a rated capacity being 4.0 cm2/Ah or more, and a rated capacity being 30 Ah or more, wherein a variation in porosity in the separator is 4.0% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu NISHIJIMA, Fumihiro KAWAMURA, Yuji MUROYA, Yoshiaki NITTA
  • Publication number: 20190165361
    Abstract: To provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery exhibiting improved battery durability in a flat stacked type battery having a high capacity, a high density and a large area. A solution is a flat stacked type non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a power generating element including: a positive electrode comprising a positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode active material formed on a surface of a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode comprising a negative electrode active material layer containing a negative electrode active material formed on a surface of a negative electrode current collector, and an electrolyte layer, wherein a ratio of a rated capacity to a pore volume of the negative electrode active material layer is 1.12 Ah/cc or more, a ratio of a battery area to a rated capacity is 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Manabu Nishijima, Fumihiro Kawamura, Masanori Suenaga, Yuji Muroya
  • Patent number: 10230112
    Abstract: A conductive film includes a layer 1 formed by a conductive material 1 that includes a polymer material 1 containing any of (1) an amine and an epoxy resin (where the epoxy resin and the amine are mixed in a ratio of 1.0 or more in terms of the ratio of the number of active hydrogen atoms in the amine with respect to the number of functional groups in the epoxy resin), (2) a phenoxy resin and an epoxy resin, (3) a saturated hydrocarbon polymer having a hydroxyl group, and (4) a curable resin and an elastomer and conductive particles 1. The conductive film has excellent stability in an equilibrium potential environment in a negative electrode and low electric resistance per unit area in the thickness direction. A multilayer conductive film including the conductive film achieves excellent interlayer adhesion, and using them as a current collector enables the production of a battery satisfying both weight reduction and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kato, Takashi Ito, Masami Yanagida, Satoshi Oku, Hiroyuki Ogino, Masato Kusakabe, Ryutaro Mukai, Masahiro Kojima, Takashi Kikuchi, Akiko Waki, Shiho Inoue, Shigeo Ibuka, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Yoshio Shimoida, Yuji Muroya, Norihisa Waki
  • Patent number: 9601780
    Abstract: A multilayer conductive film includes a layer 1 including a conductive material containing a polymer material 1 having an alicyclic structure and conductive particles 1 and a layer 2 including a material having durability against positive electrode potential. The multilayer conductive film has stability in an equilibrium potential environment in a negative electrode and stability in an equilibrium potential environment in a positive electrode, has low electric resistance per unit area in the thickness direction, and has excellent barrier properties for a solvent of an electrolytic solution. A battery including a current collector employing the multilayer conductive film can achieve both weight reduction and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kato, Masahiro Kojima, Ryutaro Mukai, Masato Kusakabe, Hiroyuki Ogino, Takashi Kikuchi, Takashi Ito, Satoshi Oku, Akiko Waki, Shiho Inoue, Yuji Muroya, Norihisa Waki, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Shigeo Ibuka, Yoshio Shimoida
  • Publication number: 20150318555
    Abstract: A current collector for a battery includes: a layer (1) formed from an electrically conductive material and at least one of (a) a polymer compound having an alicyclic structure, (b) a saturated hydrocarbon polymer compound having a hydroxyl group, (c) a phenoxy resin and an epoxy resin, and (d) an amine having an amine equivalent of 120 g/eq or less and an epoxy resin; a layer (2) which is formed on at least one surface of the layer (1); and a layer (3) formed from an electrically conductive material. The current collector for a battery has stability to an equilibrium potential environment in a negative electrode, a low electric resistance, a blocking property to solvent in electrolytic solution, and a blocking property to a component in an electrolyte. In addition, the current collector for a battery has a high capacity retention rate, and battery durability is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicants: KANEKA CORPORATION, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Oku, Yusuke Kato, Akiko Waki, Takashi Kikuchi, Takashi Ito, Masahiro Kojima, Gentaro Kano, Shiho Inoue, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Norihisa Waki, Yuji Muroya, Kazuki Miyatake, Yoshio Shimoida, Keisuke Wakabayashi, Tomohisa Matsuno, Seiji Ishimoto
  • Publication number: 20150303483
    Abstract: A collector for bipolar lithium ion secondary batteries including an electroconductive polyimide layer including a conductivity-imparting agent dispersed in a polyimide resin that is prepared by imidizing a polyamic acid that is obtained by reacting at least one tetracarboxylic dianhydride component of biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydrides, 3,3?,4,4?-benzophenonetetracarboxylic dianhydride, pyromellitic dianhydride, and [isopropylidenebis(p-phenyleneoxy)]diphthalic dianhydrides with at least one diamine component of oxydianilines, phenylenediamines, and 2,2-bis[4-(4-aminophenoxy)phenyl]propane has excellent solvent barrier properties to an electrolytic solution, and can be used to give a highly reliable bipolar lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicants: KANEKA CORPORATION, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kikuchi, Masami Yanagida, Takashi Ito, Kohei Ogawa, Satoshi Oku, Keisuke Wakabayashi, Norihisa Waki, Yuji Muroya, Yoshio Shimoida, Seiji Ishimoto, Tomohisa Matsuno
  • Publication number: 20140186699
    Abstract: A multilayer conductive film includes a layer 1 including a conductive material containing a polymer material 1 having an alicyclic structure and conductive particles 1 and a layer 2 including a material having durability against positive electrode potential. The multilayer conductive film has stability in an equilibrium potential environment in a negative electrode and stability in an equilibrium potential environment in a positive electrode, has low electric resistance per unit area in the thickness direction, and has excellent barrier properties for a solvent of an electrolytic solution. A battery including a current collector employing the multilayer conductive film can achieve both weight reduction and durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kato, Masahiro Kojima, Ryutaro Mukai, Masato Kusakabe, Hiroyuki Ogino, Takashi Kikuchi, Takashi Ito, Satoshi Oku, Akiko Waki, Shiho Inoue, Yuji Muroya, Norihisa Waki, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Shigeo Ibuka, Yoshio Shimoida
  • Publication number: 20140099537
    Abstract: A conductive film includes a layer 1 formed by a conductive material 1 that includes a polymer material 1 containing any of (1) an amine and an epoxy resin (where the epoxy resin and the amine are mixed in a ratio of 1.0 or more in terms of the ratio of the number of active hydrogen atoms in the amine with respect to the number of functional groups in the epoxy resin), (2) a phenoxy resin and an epoxy resin, (3) a saturated hydrocarbon polymer having a hydroxyl group, and (4) a curable resin and an elastomer and conductive particles 1. The conductive film has excellent stability in an equilibrium potential environment in a negative electrode and low electric resistance per unit area in the thickness direction. A multilayer conductive film including the conductive film achieves excellent interlayer adhesion, and using them as a current collector enables the production of a battery satisfying both weight reduction and durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Kato, Takashi Ito, Masami Yanagida, Satoshi Oku, Hiroyuki Ogino, Masato Kusakabe, Ryutaro Mukai, Masahiro Kojima, Takashi Kikuchi, Akiko Waki, Shiho Inoue, Shigeo Ibuka, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Yoshio Shimoida, Yuji Muroya, Norihisa Waki