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Katsunori Komori, Osamu Yamamoto, Yoshinori Toyoguchi, Kohei Suzuki, Seiji Yamaguchi, Ayako Tanaka, Munehisa Ikoma: Hydrogen storage alloy and nickel-metal hydride storage battery using the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, April 30, 1996: US05512385 (22 worldwide citation)

A hydrogen storage alloy for negative electrodes in an alkaline storage battery is disclosed. The alloy is represented by the general formula MmNi.sub.x M.sub.y, wherein Mm is a misch metal or a mixture of rare earth elements, and M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, M ...


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Osamu Yamamoto, Katsunori Komori, Kohei Suzuki, Seiji Yamaguchi, Tadao Kimura, Munehisa Ikoma, Yoshinori Toyoguchi: Method for producing hydrogen storage alloy particles and sealed-type nickel-metal hydride storage battery using the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C, February 25, 1997: US05605585 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing hydrogen storage alloy particles comprises steps of obtaining a melt of the hydrogen storage alloy and pulverizing the hydrogen storage alloy by water atomizing process, whereby the melt is pulverized by contacting or colliding with high-speed jetting thereto to be dispers ...


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Katsunori Komori, Hiromu Matsuda, Yoshinori Toyoguchi: Active material for hydrogen storage alloy electrode and method for producing the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, McDermott Will & Emery, September 3, 2002: US06444361 (12 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an active material for a hydrogen storage alloy electrode which can provide a nickel-metal hydride storage battery having a longer cycle life than any conventional battery. The active material has a core alloy of a hydrogen storage alloy and a surface layer comprising iron compound form ...


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Katsunori Komori, Naoto Sato, Akihiro Taniguchi, Munehisa Ikoma, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Takashi Ito: Alkaline storage battery. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Tokyo Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Merchant & Gould P C, August 17, 2004: US06777129 (3 worldwide citation)

An alkaline storage battery having excellent self-discharge characteristics even after a number of charge-discharge cycles is provided. The alkaline storage battery is provided with a case and an electrode group enclosed in the case, and a separator that is included in the electrode group retains at ...


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Katsunori Komori, Noriyuki Fujioka, Tadao Kimura, Haruyoshi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Takahashi: Method for recycling battery pack. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Hamre Schumann Mueller & Larson P C, August 30, 2005: US06936371 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for recycling a battery pack is provided that enables a degraded battery pack to be replaced at a low cost while maintaining the advantages of a conventional sealed-type nickel-metal hydride secondary battery as being free from maintenance or leak of an electrolyte. The battery pack accommo ...


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Katsunori Komori, Naoto Sato: Method for exchanging rechargeable batteries. Panasonic EV Energy, Workman Nydegger, January 29, 2013: US08362749 (2 worldwide citation)

A rechargeable battery exchanging method which exchanges rechargeable batteries of an assembled battery to rebuild new assembled battery. The method includes discharging a rechargeable battery derived from an assembled battery until the rechargeable battery becomes a fully discharged state and stori ...


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Tadao Kimura, Katsunori Komori, Hiromu Matsuda, Yoshinori Toyoguchi, Hiromi Kajiya: Alkaline storage battery. Matsushita Electric Industrial, August 12, 1997: US05656396 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention provides long life alkaline storage batteries free from short-circuiting using plates having a punching metal as a substrate. In the alkaline storage batteries of the present invention, at least one of the positive plate and the negative plate comprises a punching metal as a substrate, ...


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Katsunori Komori, Tomohiro Matsuura, Shinji Hamada, Toyohiko Eto, Yoshiyuki Nakamura: Nickel metal hydride storage battery with a safety valve for relieving excess gas pressure in the battery when the safety valve is open, the safety valve having a hydrogen-permeable valve member for allowing hydrogen-gas leakage therethrough when the safety valve is closed. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, July 20, 2010: US07758994 (1 worldwide citation)

A nickel-metal hydride storage battery is provided capable of suppressing changes in discharge reserve and charge reserve of a negative electrode to prevent lowering of battery characteristics for a long term. A nickel-metal hydride storage battery 100 of the present invention comprises a battery ma ...


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Katsunori Komori, Yoshiaki Ogata, Atsushi Adachi, Katsunori Maekawa, Noriyuki Fujioka: Nickel metal hydride storage battery. Panasonic Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Hamre Schumann Mueller & Larson P C, November 18, 2008: US07452629 (1 worldwide citation)

A nickel metal hydride storage battery included a battery case, and a group of electrode plates arranged in the battery case, wherein the battery case includes a battery case main body having a hole and a lid for closing the hole. The battery case includes a first portion made of a metal or a lamina ...


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Katsunori Komori, Yoshiaki Ogata, Atsushi Adachi, Katsunori Maegawa, Noriyuki Fujioka, Haruyoshi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Takahashi: Enclosed nickel-metal hydride storage battery. Panasonic Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Hamre Schumann Mueller & Larson P C, February 23, 2010: US07666549

An alkaline storage battery of the present invention includes a battery case and a group of electrodes. The battery case is provided with a resin case and a coating layer made of a resin formed on at least one surface selected from an inner surface and an outer surface of the resin case. The hydroge ...