Patents Assigned to Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
  • Patent number: 10046860
    Abstract: The present invention provides a windshield device including: a windshield; a heater that is provided in the windshield and configured to generate heat by energization; a temperature sensor that is provided in the windshield and configured to detect a temperature; and a control unit that performs power control on the heater. The control unit is configured to supply an input power to the heater, the input power being acquired by applying a detected temperature detected by the temperature sensor to a function that is determined in accordance with a dew-point temperature of an inside of a compartment separated from an outside of the compartment by the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ishida, Masatoshi Morishita, Yoichi Uefuji, Gento Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10049588
    Abstract: A computer system 20 provided in an aircraft 1 includes, as a module of a computer program to be executed, an approach determination section 31 configured to determine whether the aircraft 1 is approaching a landing site. The approach determination section 31 includes, as a condition for determination of approaching, establishment (C1) of one or both of a condition (C11) that a first absolute altitude A1 obtained by an radio altimeter 21 mounted on the aircraft 1 is low relative to a first approach altitude AA1, and a condition (C12) that a second absolute altitude A2 that is obtained by subtracting an altitude AL of the landing site from a pressure altitude Ap determined by a barometric altimeter 22 mounted on the aircraft 1 is low relative to a predetermined second approach altitude AA2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoka Mashio, Kotaro Tomida
  • Patent number: 10048161
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vibration excitation system which allows a vibration exciter to be easily mounted on/removed from a wing. The present invention is a vibration excitation system for an aircraft which imparts vibration to a main wing of an aircraft subjected to a test flight, for evaluation of vibration resistance to flutter. A vibration exciter which generates vibration is removably mounted on the main wing through a fixing structure. It is preferable that the fixing structure transmit the vibration of the vibration exciter as a shearing force to a front spar and a rear spar of the main wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Goto, Toshiaki Sugimura
  • Patent number: 10022918
    Abstract: The present invention aims to sufficiently impregnate each layer of a fiber substrate group composed of fiber substrates, which are used for fiber-reinforced resin molding by a resin injection method, with a resin. To successively stack a plurality of fiber substrates, each of which has arrayed fiber bundles and is a material composing a fiber-reinforced resin along with a resin, with their fiber bundles oriented in the same direction, the plurality of fiber substrates are integrated in a state where border zones between the fiber bundles adjacent to each other in an array direction are aligned with one another among the fiber substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromichi Akiyama, Hideki Horizono, Kazuaki Kishimoto, Masahiro Shinya, Shinya Suzukake
  • Patent number: 10017240
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aircraft including: a main wing; and a flight control surface that is deployed from the main wing in a first direction and in a second direction different from the first direction. In the aircraft, an end surface of the flight control surface facing the main wing when the flight control surface is not deployed is inclined with respect to the first direction or the second direction on at least one side of a longitudinal direction of the flight control surface, and a portion of the main wing facing the end surface is also inclined with respect to the first direction or the second direction in accordance with the end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Okabe, Kenya Ishihara, Zenta Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20180163631
    Abstract: A fire seal structure prevents flame from coming out of a fire-prevention region of an aircraft. The fire seal structure includes: a plurality of walls including: a first wall provided on a first partitioning member; and a second wall provided on a second partitioning member. One of the plurality of walls is a spring wall that functions as a spring. The first and the second partitioning members define the fire-prevention region. The plurality of walls forms a labyrinth-shaped gap between the first and the second partitioning members. Each of the plurality of walls contains a refractory material and includes a front end part. When the first and the second partitioning members are stationary with respect to each other, the front end part is not in contact with another member, and the spring wall is disposed closest to a facing member, among the plurality of walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9995651
    Abstract: The present invention aims to apply a vertical load to a specimen with high precision even if the specimen shifts horizontally. A load application device includes: a hydraulic actuator which applies a load to a specimen; a support structural body which supports the hydraulic actuator along a vertical direction; a horizontal guide surface which guides the support structural body along a horizontal direction; and a bearing which is interposed between the support structural body and the horizontal guide surface and bears the support structural body so as to be horizontally shiftable relative to the horizontal guide surface. This bearing includes a plurality of spherical bodies supported so as to be independently rollable, and the plurality of spherical bodies are held in contact with the support structural body or the horizontal guide surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9996946
    Abstract: To provide a structure maintenance supporting system that can accurately and quickly associate any position on a structure with a position in the drawing of the structure that is referred to at the time of maintenance. A maintenance supporting system includes an image displaying device that displays an image of a structure to be referred to when any damaged position on the structure is maintained, and a processing unit that performs calculation to associate the damaged position with a position in the image. The processing unit includes a damaged position calculating section that calculates a target coordinate which is the coordinate of the damaged position using known coordinates given to a plurality of reference points, and a position specifying section that specifies a position in the image corresponding to the target coordinate with an indication on the image displaying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Suhara, Toshikazu Shigetomi
  • Patent number: 9993949
    Abstract: Provided is a preform member bonding method, in a RTM process, for bonding a preform member and another member (a preform member or a hardened member) together with an adhesive. The preform member bonding method includes: beforehand obtaining data on a range of a level of progress in hardening of the adhesive which allows the adhesive to penetrate the preform member, and data on a range of the level of progress in the hardening of the adhesive which decreases bonding strength of the adhesive; and controlling the level of progress in the hardening of the adhesive by heat-treating the adhesive based on these data, before the preform member comes into contact with the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Yui, Akihisa Okuda, Hiromichi Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20180156129
    Abstract: A fire seal structure prevents flame from coming out of a fire-prevention region of an aircraft. The fire seal structure includes: a first seal compressed and elastically deformed between two members of the aircraft; and a second seal pressed against the first seal in a direction intersecting a compression direction in which the first seal is compressed. A wall of the first seal pressed by the second seal includes a bent groove including at least one bent part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20180156130
    Abstract: A seal structure for sealing a gap between a first member and a second member of an aircraft includes: a plate spring-shaped first elastic seal; and a second elastic seal. When the first member and the second member are stationary with respect to each other, the first elastic seal elastically deforms between the first member and the second member to seal the gap, whereas the second elastic seal does not seal the gap. When the first member and the second member move closer to each other and the first elastic seal is elastically deformed, the second elastic seal elastically deforms between the first member and the second member to seal the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20180156334
    Abstract: A fire seal structure prevents flame from coming out of a fire-prevention region of an aircraft including a panel and a duct. The fire seal structure includes: a first member provided on the duct at a connection portion between the panel and the duct; and a second member that faces the first member around the opening and is provided on the panel. The panel defines the fire-prevention region. The duct communicates with an opening provided in the panel. The duct defines, together with the panel, the fire-prevention region. The first and the second members each contain refractory material, and the first and the second members form a labyrinth-shaped gap between the duct and the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20180155007
    Abstract: A flap of an aircraft includes a flap body that is provided deployably with respect to a main wing, an inclined portion that protrudes from an upper surface of a tip part on at least an outboard side in a span direction of the flap body and is inclined with respect to an aircraft axis direction, and a protruding portion that smoothly protrudes from a lower surface of the tip part on at least the outboard side. A rear end of the inclined portion is located closer to a side end edge of the tip part in the span direction of the flap body than a virtual line that passes through a front end of the inclined portion and is parallel to the aircraft axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Inventors: Kensuke Hayashi, Mitsuhiro Murayama, Kazuomi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9969498
    Abstract: A water-inflow prevention device is provided by installing a closing lid 6 for blocking a duct 2 of an air pressure regulating valve 1, which regulates air pressure inside a cabin 101. A buoyant body 9 is attached to the disc-shaped closing lid 6 installed to the duct 2 so as to be rotatable around a rotation shaft 7. The buoyant body 9 receives a buoyant force from water when immersed in the water. Since the side of the closing lid 6 in which the buoyant body 9 is attached is thereby floated in the water, the closing lid 6 automatically rotates around the rotation shaft 7 so as to close a ventilation port 2a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Kawano, Tomoka Mashio, Akitaka Urano, Shuichi Hagino
  • Patent number: 9963220
    Abstract: The flap deploying device for a flap disposed at a leading edge or a trailing edge of a main wing of the aircraft, the deploying device including: a drive source; a moving mechanism with a moving body advancing and retracting by power of the drive source; a carriage mechanism that carries advancing and retracting motion of the moving body to the flap so as to deploy the flap between a retracted position and a deployed position; and a rail that guides the carriage mechanism. Since the moving mechanism is arranged lateral to the rail in the wingspan direction of the main wing, the dimension of the wing in a thickness direction can be reduced at least by a dimension corresponding to the moving mechanism. Therefore, the wing can be made thinner, or the projecting height of a flap track fairing can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenya Ishihara, Zenta Sugawara
  • Patent number: 9963232
    Abstract: A floor panel apparatus comprises: beams arranged inside an aircraft main body; floor panels arranged on the beams; and ball transfer unit bolts each including a ball transfer unit in which a rotatable ball is disposed and a bolt portion which is integral with the ball transfer unit, the ball transfer unit bolts configured such that the floor panels and the beams are detachably fastened together by the bolt portions with the balls protruding on the floor panel side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bachhao Rajeev
  • Patent number: 9963239
    Abstract: To provide a system which supplies nitrogen enriched air (NEA) produced by using bleed air as a supply source of the NEA to a fuel tank, and which can further improve the fuel consumption. The present invention employs an NEA supply system 10 that controls a supply in a flow control valve (FCV) 11 so as to obtain a supply flow rate Fs as a value obtained by adding a small margin flow rate Fm to a required amount Fn of nitrogen enriched air required to be supplied to a first fuel tank 15, in at least a part of a descent phase of an aircraft 100. Accordingly, explosion of the first fuel tank 15 can be prevented, and the fuel consumption of an engine 1 can be improved in the descent phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9957033
    Abstract: A fence 30A is installed on an inner surface 21a of a door 20A on the side which faces a landing gear bay 15, the fence 30A rising inwardly of the airframe from the inner surface 21a. When the door 20A opens outwardly of an airframe due to a pressure difference between the side of an outer surface 21c of the door 20A and the side of an inner surface 21a facing inner part of the landing gear bay 15 during a flight of an aircraft 10, the fence 30A closes a gap between the door 20A and an opening 15a of the landing gear bay 15, and thereby prevents air from flowing into the landing gear bay 15 through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Maeda, Hirofumi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9957034
    Abstract: The present invention provides a windshield of an aircraft, including a plurality of conductive members that are disposed along an in-plane direction of the windshield, and are wire-connected together, wherein the plurality of conductive members are heaters that generate heat when supplied with an alternating current, and the conductive members are wire-connected such that induced currents induced in the respective conductive members by a magnetic field in association with a lightning current are circulated between the conductive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketoshi Yamaura, Katsuya Kitazume, Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9957059
    Abstract: A fuel tank that stores fuel to be fed to a fuel supply destination through a pipe, wherein a whole or a portion of a storage fuel contact portion in contact with the fuel within the fuel tank is subjected to surface finishing for imparting hydrophilicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Kawano, Atsushi Fujii, Yuichi Kanemaki, Ushio Komoda, Toshiyuki Umemoto