Patents Assigned to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Patent number: 10774795
    Abstract: In a valve device (1), when a valve (33) is closed, an output shaft of an actuator unit (10) is connected to the valve (33). A control unit of the valve device (1) determines a control constant to be a value by which a response speed of the actuator unit (10) is smaller as ambient temperature is higher, and performs feedback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomokuni Kato, Atsushi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10775081
    Abstract: The heat exchanger includes at least one heat transfer tube which is provided to extend in a first direction and in which refrigerant flows, a fin which is connected to the heat transfer tube and has a first region and a second region which are located windward of the heat transfer tube in a second direction crossing the first direction, and a first guide member provided to extend in the first direction. The first region and the second region are spaced apart from each other in a third direction crossing the first direction and the second direction. The first guide member is disposed between the first region and the second region in the third direction. Of the heat transfer tube and the first guide member, the first guide member is disposed most windward in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Akaiwa, Shinya Higashiiue, Takashi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10778195
    Abstract: Provided is a gate drive circuit and a gate drive system, with which current unevenness among power devices connected in parallel can be reduced more. A gate drive circuit includes: an objective waveform generation unit configured to generate an objective waveform; a drive waveform generation unit configured to generate a drive waveform from the objective waveform, by referring to on-timing set information and off-timing set information; a drive control unit configured to drive the power device to turn the power device on/off, based on the drive waveform; a state detection unit configured to detect the state of the power device; a predicted waveform generation unit configured to generate a predicted waveform of a voltage; and an update unit configured to update the on-timing set information and the off-timing set information, based on the result of the state detection and the result of comparison to the predicted waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Gokan
  • Patent number: 10777066
    Abstract: An alarm-function setting apparatus includes an acquisition circuitry that captures CAD data of an external apparatus in which occurrence of abnormality is monitored and acquires, from the CAD data, list information which is information about a part of the external apparatus. The apparatus further includes setting circuitry that sets information in the list information, in an alarm function being a function of, when an abnormality occurs in the external apparatus, conveying informing about an abnormality-occurring position, the alarm function being used by a display that displays a status of the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Matsuda, Atsushi Harata
  • Patent number: 10775163
    Abstract: A dielectric boundary surface estimation device includes: a pre-processing unit pre-processing wave data obtained by observing a dielectric by a radar device; a three-dimensional synthetic aperture processing unit performing three-dimensional synthetic aperture processing on the wave data pre-processed by the pre-processing unit; and a dielectric boundary surface estimating unit estimating a boundary surface between areas having different dielectric constants to each other using the wave data on which the three-dimensional synthetic aperture processing is performed by the three-dimensional synthetic aperture processing unit. The dielectric boundary surface estimating unit calculates a width and a thickness of the boundary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiro Hoshino, Teruyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 10776139
    Abstract: In a simulation apparatus (100), a selection unit (101) repetitively selects context information individually generated for each of a plurality of cores and indicating an instruction to be executed by a corresponding one of the plurality of cores. A simulation unit (102) simulates execution of the instruction indicated by the context information of a core during a period from when the context information of the core is selected by the selection unit (101) till when the context information of another core is selected by the selection unit (101). An adjustment unit (103) refers to definition information (251) to individually define a length of the period for at least one or some instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Takeo
  • Patent number: 10774441
    Abstract: A silicon carbide epitaxial substrate includes a silicon carbide single-crystal substrate of one conductivity type, a first silicon carbide layer of the above-mentioned one conductivity type, a second silicon carbide layer of the above-mentioned one conductivity type, and a third silicon carbide layer of the above-mentioned one conductivity type. The silicon carbide single-crystal substrate has first impurity concentration. The first silicon carbide layer is provided on the silicon carbide single-crystal substrate, and has second impurity concentration that is lower than the first impurity concentration. The second silicon carbide layer is provided on the first silicon carbide layer, and has third impurity concentration that is higher than the first impurity concentration. The third silicon carbide layer is provided on the second silicon carbide layer, and has fourth impurity concentration that is lower than the second impurity concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Nakamura, Kazuya Konishi
  • Patent number: 10774837
    Abstract: A heat pump apparatus includes an outdoor heat exchanger, a fan configured to introduce outdoor air into the outdoor heat exchanger, and a control device configured to control a defrosting operation of the outdoor heat exchanger. The fan rotates at a first rotational speed within a first period, after the defrosting operation is finished and the fan starts rotating. The fan rotates at the first rotational speed within a second period, after a non-defrosting operation is finished and the fan starts rotating. The first period is shorter than the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Uemura, Koichi Arisawa
  • Patent number: 10777550
    Abstract: A plurality of gate finger electrodes (2) is each arranged in a manner alternately adjacent to a corresponding one of drain electrodes (3) and a corresponding one of source electrode (4). The plurality of gate finger electrodes (2) is each connected to a corresponding one of gate routing lines (6). A resistor (7) has one end separating the gate routing lines (6) on respective two sides at a center portion between the gate routing lines (6), and has another end connected to an input line (10). Capacitors (8) are arranged on the respective two sides with respect to the resistor (7) and each connected to the corresponding gate routing line (6) by a corresponding one of air bridges (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaro Yamaguchi, Masatake Hangai, Koji Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10775060
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus is capable of performing a heating-defrosting operation where a specific one of a plurality of parallel heat exchangers is a heat exchanger to be defrosted and serves as a condenser while at least one parallel heat exchanger other than the heat exchanger to be defrosted serves as an evaporator. The air-conditioning apparatus includes a liquid refrigerant transporting unit for transferring liquid refrigerant from an accumulator to the heat exchanger to be defrosted. To perform the heating-defrosting operation, the air-conditioning apparatus supplies, to the heat exchanger to be defrosted, the liquid refrigerant transferred by the liquid refrigerant transporting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Takenaka, Shinichi Wakamoto, Kazuya Watanabe, Koji Yamashita, Takeshi Hatomura
  • Patent number: 10777643
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a buffer layer provided on the semiconductor substrate; a GaN channel layer provided on the buffer layer; an AlGaN electron travel layer provided on the GaN channel layer; a GaN cap layer provided on the AlGaN electron travel layer, having a nitrogen polarity, and on which a plurality of recesses are formed; and a gate electrode, a source electrode and a drain electrode provided in each of the plurality of recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kohei Miki
  • Patent number: 10775061
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit, an indoor unit, an indoor air-sending device, a refrigerant detection device which detects refrigerant in an air-conditioning target space, and a controller which sets each of a normal control mode and a rarefying control mode. In the normal control mode, an operation is performed in an operation mode set according to an air-conditioning load, and in the rarefying control mode, the indoor air-sending device is controlled at a rarefying rotation speed which is a higher rotation speed than that in the normal control mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kawai, Hiromitsu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10778068
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine cooling structure such that a cooling medium is supplied by a pump to a stator and rotor of a rotating electrical machine, thereby cooling the stator and rotor, includes a first passage that supplies the cooling medium from the pump to the stator, a second passage that supplies the cooling medium from the pump to the rotor, and a valve that regulates a flow of the cooling medium of the first passage and a flow of the cooling medium of the second passage, wherein a cooling state of the stator and a cooling state of the rotor are controlled by the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Murakami, Masaya Inoue, Kouichi Ojima
  • Patent number: 10775961
    Abstract: An appliance information acquirer (240) acquires appliance information including identification information for an appliance from a home controller. A location setter (241) displays on a display a floor plane that shows an inside of a home and an icon that is associated with the appliance based on the acquired appliance information, and positions the icon on the floor plane in accordance with a user operation. A measurement requestor (242) acquires a radio quality index for the appliance corresponding to the icon positioned on the floor plan from the home controller. A measurement result display (243) changes a display mode of the icon positioned on the floor plan, in accordance with the radio quality index acquired for the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Ogawa, Hirotoshi Yano, Masaaki Yabe, Satoshi Minezawa, Ichiro Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10778077
    Abstract: A synchronous linear motor, including: a stator including projecting poles including magnetic bodies; and a movable element arranged opposed to the projecting poles through a space. The movable element includes a core with a magnetic body, coils, and permanent magnets arrayed along a moving direction. The core includes core backs and teeth projecting from the core backs toward the projecting poles. The coils are at least wound around the teeth on both end sides in the moving direction. The permanent magnets are arranged at center portions of the teeth along a projecting direction of the teeth. A polarity of a magnetic pole of the permanent magnet is the same as a polarity of an opposed magnetic pole in an adjacent permanent magnet. The number of different shapes of the permanent magnets or the number of different magnetic characteristics of the permanent magnets is two or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Motoyoshi, Ariff Zaini, Kazumasa Ito, Toshinori Tanaka, Shinichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10775082
    Abstract: A refrigerant circuit of a refrigeration cycle apparatus has a compressor, a cooling-heating switching mechanism, a condenser, a refrigerant expansion mechanism, and an evaporator. During operation of the compressor, the refrigerant expansion mechanism opens the refrigerant circuit, a first three-way valve connects an outlet of the compressor to the condenser, and a second three-way valve connects an inlet of the compressor to the evaporator. During stop of the compressor, the refrigerant expansion mechanism closes the refrigerant circuit, the first three-way valve connects the outlet of the compressor to the evaporator, and the second three-way valve connects the inlet of the compressor to the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Chitose Tanaka, Takuya Matsuda, Kosuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10778461
    Abstract: In an appliance control system, a receiver receives, from a terminal device used by a first user, an instruction for remotely controlling an appliance installed in a home. A determiner determines whether a second user is present in a location in which an appliance-to-be-instructed is installed. When it is determined that the second user is not present in a location in which the appliance-to-be-instructed is installed, an appliance controller controls the appliance on the basis of the instruction. On the other hand, when it is determined that the second user is present in the location in which the appliance-to-be-instructed is installed, the appliance controller does not control the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Minezawa, Ichiro Maruyama, Masaaki Yabe, Toshiaki Yoshikawa, Hirotoshi Yano, Daisuke Iizawa, Kenichiro Tanaka, Takashi Ogino, Shinji Nakamura, Masayuki Komatsu, Yuki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10775329
    Abstract: A thermal conductivity measurement device comprises: first and second clamping members which clamp an object; a heating member which has a contacting end surface which contacts a distal end surface of the first clamping member through a first axial correction member, and a distal end surface on the reverse side of the contacting end surface; a cooling member which has a contacting end surface which contacts a distal end surface of the second clamping member through a second axial correction member, and a distal end surface on the reverse side of the contacting end surface; a plurality of temperature sensors disposed on the clamping members; and a mechanism which applies a pressing force between the heating member and the cooling member. At least one surface of the first axial correction member and the second axial correction member has a convex curved shape, and the other surface is a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruna Tada, Yasuyuki Sanda, Dai Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10778055
    Abstract: In an electric motor, a first magnet and a second magnet are accommodated in magnet accommodating apertures of a rotor core. On outer circumferential core portions that exist on a radially outer side of the magnet accommodating apertures, two slits as a pair of first slits, and two slits that are respectively adjacent to each of the first slits are disposed circumferentially outside the pair of first slits as a pair of second slits. The outer circumferential core portions include: a first magnetic portion that exists between the pair of first slits; and a pair of second magnetic portions that respectively exist between the first slits and the second slits. An inter-magnet space portion that exists between the first magnet and the second magnet is positioned within a range of the first magnetic portion in the circumferential direction of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Baba, Masahiro Nigo, Kazuchika Tsuchida, Atsushi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D896359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuudai Morikawa, Yutaka Aoyama