Patents by Inventor Yukihiro Okada

Yukihiro Okada 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: 11181185
    Abstract: An eccentric oscillating speed reducer includes an input rotor, a first rotor, a second rotor, a planetary rotor, a flow passage, a contact portion and a radial relief groove. The flow passage includes an axial gap located between the planetary rotor and a contact member. The flow passage conducts a lubricant oil that is forced to flow by a centrifugal force. The contact portion is placed in a drive force transmission path from the planetary rotor to the second rotor. The contact portion includes: a planetary rotor end surface of the planetary rotor located on a side where the second rotor is placed; and a second rotor end surface of the second rotor, which is opposed to the planetary rotor end surface. The radial relief groove forms a portion of the flow passage and extends through a radial width of the planetary rotor end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Honda, Hiroshi Okada
  • Patent number: 10749167
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes at least a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. The positive electrode contains at least a first positive electrode active material and a second positive electrode active material. The first positive electrode active material is expressed with a formula (I) LiNiaCobMncO2 and the second positive electrode active material is expressed with a formula (II) LiNidCoeMnfO2, where a, b, c, d, e, and f satisfy conditions of a>d, 0.4?a?0.6, 0.2?b?0.5, 0.1?c?0.2, a+b+c=1.0, 0.2?d?0.5, 0.1?e?0.2, 0.4?f?0.6, and d+e+f=1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Hanazaki, Keiichi Takahashi, Naoyuki Wada, Yukihiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10522816
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery of the present invention has a positive electrode is provided with a positive electrode mix layer that includes a positive electrode active material and a conductive material. The positive electrode mix layer has two peaks, large and small, of differential pore volume over a pore size ranging from 0.01 ?m to 10 ?m in a pore distribution curve measured by a mercury porosimeter. A pore size of the smaller peak B of the differential pore volume is smaller than a pore size of the larger peak A of the differential pore volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Nagai, Masahiro Morita, Yukihiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10490859
    Abstract: A positive electrode of a lithium-ion secondary battery contains first positive electrode active material particles and second positive electrode active material particles. The first positive electrode active material particles have a first composition represented by a compositional formula LiNix1Coy1Mnz1O2 (here, x1, y1, and z1 are numerical values satisfying 0<x1<1, 0<y1<1, 0.3<z1<0.5, and x1+y1+z1=1). The second positive electrode active material particles have a second composition represented by a compositional formula LiNix2Coy2Mnz2O2 (here, x2, y2, and z2 are numerical values satisfying 0<x2<1, 0<y2<1, 0<z2<0.2, and x2+y2+z2=1). The surface of at least one of the first positive electrode active material particles and the second positive electrode active material particles is coated with a transition metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsubouchi, Keiichi Takahashi, Naoyuki Wada, Yukihiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10297814
    Abstract: A positive electrode includes first positive electrode active material particles and second positive electrode active material particles. The first positive electrode active material particles include 0.1% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less of lithium carbonate and a first lithium transition metal oxide as a remainder. The first lithium transition metal oxide is represented by LiM1(1-z1)Mnz1O2 (0.05?z1?0.20). The second positive electrode active material particles include 0.01% by mass or more and 0.05% by mass or less of lithium carbonate and a second lithium transition metal oxide as a remainder. The second lithium transition metal oxide is represented by LiM2(1-z2)Mnz2O2 (0.40?z2?0.60). An electrolytic solution includes 1% by mass or more and 5% by mass or less of an overcharging additive and a solvent and a lithium salt as a remainder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsubouchi, Motoshi Isono, Masaki Kato, Naoyuki Wada, Keiichi Takahashi, Yukihiro Okada, Tatsuya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10263294
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium ion secondary battery which has a low internal resistance in a low-SOC region and a sufficiently large amount of gas generated during overcharge. The lithium ion secondary battery disclosed herein includes an electrode body having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution. The lithium ion secondary battery further includes a pressure-type safety mechanism. The nonaqueous electrolytic solution includes a gas generating agent. The positive electrode has a positive electrode active material layer including a positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material includes a lithium transition metal composite oxide represented by LiNiaCobMncO2 wherein a, b and c satisfy the following conditions: 0.35?a?0.45, 0.15?b?0.25, 0.35?c?0.45, and a+b+c=1, and a lithium transition metal composite oxide represented by LiNixCoyMnzO2 wherein x, y and z satisfy the following conditions: 0.35?x?0.45, 0.45?y?0.55, 0.05?z?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Saka, Yukihiro Okada, Keiichi Takahashi, Kaoru Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190036110
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes at least a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. The positive electrode contains at least a first positive electrode active material and a second positive electrode active material. The first positive electrode active material is expressed with a formula (I) LiNiaCobMncO2 and the second positive electrode active material is expressed with a formula (II) LiNidCoeMnfO2, where a, b, c, d, e, and f satisfy conditions of a>d, 0.4?a?0.6, 0.2?b?0.5, 0.1?c?0.2, a+b+c=1.0, 0.2?d?0.5, 0.1?e?0.2, 0.4?f?0.6, and d+e+f=1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo HANAZAKI, Keiichi TAKAHASHI, Naoyuki WADA, Yukihiro OKADA
  • Patent number: 10115959
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery is to manufacture a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode mixture layer containing a lithium-containing transition metal oxide as a positive electrode active material. The manufacturing method includes: mixing the positive electrode active material and an aromatic nitrile compound such that a mass ratio of the aromatic nitrile compound to the positive electrode active material is not less than 0.1% by mass and not more than 4% by mass, to prepare a mixture; mixing the mixture, a conductive material, a binder, and a solvent to prepare a granular body; and disposing the granular body on a surface of a positive electrode collector to form at least a part of the positive electrode mixture layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Saka, Yukihiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20180241029
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery of the present invention has a positive electrode is provided with a positive electrode mix layer that includes a positive electrode active material and a conductive material. The positive electrode mix layer has two peaks, large and small, of differential pore volume over a pore size ranging from 0.01 ?m to 10 ?m in a pore distribution curve measured by a mercury porosimeter. A pore size of the smaller peak B of the differential pore volume is smaller than a pore size of the larger peak A of the differential pore volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Nagai, Masahiro Morita, Yukihiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20180183111
    Abstract: A positive electrode of a lithium-ion secondary battery contains first positive electrode active material particles and second positive electrode active material particles. The first positive electrode active material particles have a first composition represented by a compositional formula LiNix1Coy1Mnz1O2 (here, x1, y1, and z1 are numerical values satisfying 0<x1<1, 0<y1<1, 0.3<z1<0.5, and x1+y1+z1=1). The second positive electrode active material particles have a second composition represented by a compositional formula LiNix2Coy2Mnz2O2 (here, x2, y2, and z2 are numerical values satisfying 0<x2<1, 0<y2<1, 0<z2<0.2, and x2+y2+z2=1). The surface of at least one of the first positive electrode active material particles and the second positive electrode active material particles is coated with a transition metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi TSUBOUCHI, Keiichi TAKAHASHI, Naoyuki WADA, Yukihiro OKADA
  • Patent number: 9997743
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery with superior high-temperature charge-discharge cycle characteristics as well as superior low-temperature high-rate charge-discharge cycle characteristics. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery 100 according to the present invention has an electrode body 80 which includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a battery case 50 which houses the electrode body 80 together with a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein among the nonaqueous electrolyte housed in the battery case 50, an electrolyte amount ratio (A/B) between a surplus electrolyte amount (A) that exists outside the electrode body 80 and an intra-electrode body electrolyte amount (B) impregnating the electrode body 80 ranges from 0.05 to 0.2, and DBP absorption of a positive electrode active material that constitutes the positive electrode is equal to or higher than 30 (ml/100 g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Nagai, Masahiro Morita, Takashi Iwao, Yukihiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20180159109
    Abstract: A positive electrode includes first positive electrode active material particles and second positive electrode active material particles. The first positive electrode active material particles include 0.1% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less of lithium carbonate and a first lithium transition metal oxide as a remainder. The first lithium transition metal oxide is represented by LiM1(1-z1)Mnz1O2 (0.05?z1?0.20). The second positive electrode active material particles include 0.01% by mass or more and 0.05% by mass or less of lithium carbonate and a second lithium transition metal oxide as a remainder. The second lithium transition metal oxide is represented by LiM2(1-z2)Mnz2O2 (0.40?z2?0.60). An electrolytic solution includes 1% by mass or more and 5% by mass or less of an overcharging additive and a solvent and a lithium salt as a remainder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi TSUBOUCHI, Motoshi ISONO, Masaki KATO, Naoyuki WADA, Keiichi TAKAHASHI, Yukihiro OKADA, Tatsuya HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180115206
    Abstract: An electric motor element according to the present invention includes a rotor. The rotor includes a rotor core constituted by a plurality of punched steel sheets laminated in a rotational shaft direction, magnet positioning holes penetrating the rotor core, and a bonded magnet portion constituting a permanent magnet. The magnet positioning holes are filled with the bonded magnet portion. A length of the rotor core in the rotational shaft direction is larger than a length of a stator core in the rotational shaft direction. The bonded magnet portion is shaped such that a position of the bonded magnet portion, the position being located between both axial ends of the rotor and in a plane facing the stator core, is closer to a rotation shaft holding the rotor, than to a position of the bonded magnet portion, the position being located at one of the axial ends of the rotor in the rotational shaft direction and in the plane facing the stator core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: YUSUKE OKUMURA, YUICHI YOSHIKAWA, HARUHIKO KADO, YUKIHIRO OKADA, SHIZUKA YOKOTE, TAKASHI OGAWA
  • Patent number: 9911972
    Abstract: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery 10 provided by the present invention comprises a positive electrode 30, a negative electrode 50 and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode 50 includes a negative electrode current collector 52 and a negative electrode active material layer 54 formed on the current collector 52, the negative electrode active material layer 54 containing a negative electrode active material 55 capable of storing and releasing charge carriers and having shape anisotropy so that the charge carriers are stored and released along a predefined direction. The negative electrode active material layer 54 includes, at a bottom thereof contacting the current collector 52, a minute conductive material 57 with granular shape and/or minute conductive material 57 with fibrous shape having an average particle diameter that is smaller than that of the negative electrode active material 55, and includes, at the bottom thereof; a part of the negative electrode active material 55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Takahata, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Yoshiyuki Ozaki, Yukihiro Okada, Kenji Tsuchiya, Masanori Kitayoshi, Naoyuki Wada
  • Patent number: 9899709
    Abstract: A production method for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries includes a conditioning process in which an electrode group having a positive electrode and a negative electrode wound by interposing a separator therebetween is inserted inside a case a non-aqueous electrolyte including an overcharge additive is injected and the case is sealed, after which a restraining pressure is applied to the case, and charge/discharge is performed at least once. After initial charging in the conditioning process, a fracture portion is formed in secondary particles of a positive electrode active material, and then a conductive coating is formed on the fracture portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Oyama, Yukihiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20170373352
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium ion secondary battery which has a low internal resistance in a low-SOC region and a sufficiently large amount of gas generated during overcharge. The lithium ion secondary battery disclosed herein includes an electrode body having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution. The lithium ion secondary battery further includes a pressure-type safety mechanism. The nonaqueous electrolytic solution includes a gas generating agent. The positive electrode has a positive electrode active material layer including a positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material includes a lithium transition metal composite oxide represented by LiNiaCobMncO2 wherein a, b and c satisfy the following conditions: 0.35?a?0.45, 0.15?b?0.25, 0.35?c?0.45, and a+b+c=1, and a lithium transition metal composite oxide represented by LiNixCoyMnzO2 wherein x, y and z satisfy the following conditions: 0.35?x?0.45, 0.45?y?0.55, 0.05?z?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki SAKA, Yukihiro OKADA, Keiichi TAKAHASHI, Kaoru INOUE
  • Patent number: 9831525
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-aqueous electrode secondary battery supplied with a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising an overcharge additive. The positive electrode material layer constituting the positive electrode in the non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is characterized by having a differential pore volume peak A as well as a peak B located on the smaller pore diameter side than the peak A in a pore diameter range of 0.05 ?m to 2 ?m in a pore size distribution curve measured by a mercury porosimeter, wherein the pore size distribution curve has a minimum C corresponding to a minimum differential pore volume between the peak A and the peak B, such that a ratio (XC/XL) of the minimum C's differential pore volume XC to a differential pore volume XL, which is the larger between the peak A's differential pore volume XA and the peak B's differential pore volume XB is 0.6 or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Morita, Yutaka Oyama, Takahiro Tsubouchi, Atsushi Saito, Yukihiro Okada
  • Patent number: 9780377
    Abstract: In the non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery provided by the present invention, at or near the positive electrode constituting the non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, overcharge-reactive multimers including dimers to higher-order multimers formed by polymerization of an overcharge-reactive compound are present in a larger amount by mole than the overcharge-reactive compound remaining unpolymerized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Morita, Yutaka Oyama, Yukihiro Okada
  • Patent number: 9761860
    Abstract: Disclosed is a secondary battery capable of preventing damage to a current interrupt device caused by generation and transmission of vibration, and thereby achieving prevention of malfunction of the current interrupt device, and improvement of quality of the secondary battery. In addition, disclosed is a method of manufacturing the secondary battery. Specifically disclosed is a secondary battery, in which a positive electrode terminal is placed on the upper face of a sealing plate, a holder is placed on the lower face of the sealing plate, and the sealing plate is joined to the positive electrode terminal and the holder by a rivet. The secondary battery includes an adhered portion for adhering the holder to the sealing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Nakamura, Naoyuki Wada, Ichiro Murata, Yukihiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20170201166
    Abstract: Electric motor (100) according to the present invention includes stator (40), rotor (10), and a pair of bearings (30). Stator (40) has stator core (41) which is annularly formed. Rotor (10) is located on the inner circumferential side of stator core (41), and includes shaft (12), rotor core (11), and bonded magnets (14). Bonded magnets (14) are filled in magnet holes (13). Bonded magnets (14) are formed with high density portion (14b) having a high density and low density portion (14c) having a density lower than high density portion (14b). In electric motor (100), center position (11b) of rotor core (11) is located on the side where high density portion (14b) is present with respect to center position (41b) of stator core (41) in the direction of shaft center (12a) of shaft (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi OGAWA, Yuichi YOSHIKAWA, Haruhiko KADO, Yukihiro OKADA, Hiroshi UEDA, Shin'ichi TSUTSUMI