(19)
(11)EP 4 224 502 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
18.10.2023 Bulletin 2023/42

(43)Date of publication A2:
09.08.2023 Bulletin 2023/32

(21)Application number: 22217376.7

(22)Date of filing:  30.12.2022
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H01G 11/72(2013.01)
H01G 11/82(2013.01)
H01M 50/528(2021.01)
H01M 50/55(2021.01)
H01M 50/557(2021.01)
H01G 11/76(2013.01)
H01G 11/84(2013.01)
H01M 50/538(2021.01)
H01M 50/566(2021.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
H01M 50/538; H01M 50/528; H01M 50/55; H01M 50/557; H01M 50/566; H01G 11/82; H01G 11/72; H01G 11/76; H01G 11/84; Y02E 60/10; Y02P 70/50; H01M 10/04; H01M 50/534; H01M 50/531; H01M 10/052; H01M 10/0431; H01M 10/0585; H01M 50/533; H01M 50/54; H01M 50/536
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC ME MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 14.01.2022 JP 2022004382

(71)Applicant: Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, Inc.
Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0022 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • MATSUMASA, Yoshitaka
    Tokyo, 103-0022 (JP)
  • YAMANAKA, Tomokazu
    Tokyo, 103-0022 (JP)

(74)Representative: Kuhnen & Wacker Patent- und Rechtsanwaltsbüro PartG mbB 
Prinz-Ludwig-Straße 40A
85354 Freising
85354 Freising (DE)

  


(54)METHOD OF LASER WELDING TABS AND CURRENT COLLECTOR OF A SECONDARY BATTERY


(57) Provided is a technique to reduce voids between an electrode tab (21t, 22t) and a current collecting unit (33, 43) in a portion where the electrode tab (21t, 22t) and the current collecting unit (33, 43) are welded. The manufacturing method disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a secondary battery (100) including an electrode body (20) having an electrode tab (21t, 22t) and a current collecting unit (33, 43) electrically connected to the electrode body (20). This method includes: welding between the electrode tab (21t, 22t) and the current collecting unit (33, 43), by sandwiching the electrode tab (21t, 22t) between a laser transparent material (G) and the current collecting unit (33, 43) and then applying laser (LA) to penetrate the transparent material (G) and welding the tabs and the current collector unit. This method avoir projection of spatters.







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