Patents Assigned to Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., LTD
  • Patent number: 10167177
    Abstract: Provided is a crane which can suppress deformation and vibration of a crane structure in travel and stop of the crane. Inverters are installed respectively in travel devices which are arranged on the opposite sides with a gap in a transverse direction. Each of the inverters independently measures a torque generated in a motors to which the inverter is connected and reduces the rotation speed in the command from a controller to the motor such that the greater the measured torque is, the greater a ratio of reduction is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Ishii, Koji Ohi, Hiroshi Kubo
  • Patent number: 10151272
    Abstract: A fuel supply device for supplying fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine is provided. The device includes: a low pressure fuel supply pipe to which a low pressure fuel is supplied; a high pressure fuel supply pipe to which high pressure fuel to be supplied into the combustion chamber is supplied; fuel supply units provided between the low pressure fuel supply pipe and the high pressure fuel supply pipe, each of the fuel supply units being configured to boost the fuel in the low pressure fuel supply pipe and supply the boosted fuel to the high pressure fuel supply pipe; and a control unit configured to control the fuel supply units. The control unit controls the fuel supply units such that a total amount of ejection of the fuel ejected from the fuel supply units per unit time is close to a constant value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kounosu, Seiichi Kitamura, Renzo Kanda
  • Patent number: 10033187
    Abstract: Provided are an emergency power supply method for a container terminal and a container terminal, which supply emergency electric power by using a cargo handling machine as a power source in an emergency situation due to electric outage of the container terminal, or the like. In an emergency where an incoming panel (2) of the container terminal (1) cannot supply electric power, yard cranes (11a) to (11c) (cargo handling machines) configured to operate in the container terminal (1) are used as power sources, in which one (the yard crane (11a)) of the plurality of yard cranes (11a) to (11c) (cargo handling machines) is used as a reference power source, and power conditioning units are included which configured to match phases of electric powers of the remaining yard cranes (11b) and (11c) to a phase of electric power of the reference power source, such that electric power is supplied from the plurality of yard cranes (11a) to (11c) to the incoming panel (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kasai, Nobuya Kayasuga
  • Patent number: 10012195
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes: a linear actuator; a reciprocating pump having a boosting piston driven by the linear actuator, configured to axially reciprocate, and configured to alternately repeat suction of the fuel and ejection of the fuel more boosted than the fuel at a time of suction by reciprocation of the boosting piston; and a controller to control driving of the linear actuator. When reciprocation amplitude of the boosting piston is A (A>0) and a reciprocating cycle time is T, the controller controls the linear actuator so a maximum value of an absolute value of acceleration when the reciprocating pump sucks the fuel with an absolute value of speed of the boosting piston increasing is smaller than A·(2?/T)2, and so a maximum value of the absolute value of the acceleration of the boosting piston when the reciprocating pump ejects the fuel is larger than A·(2?/T)2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kounosu, Seiichi Kitamura, Renzo Kanda
  • Patent number: 9975739
    Abstract: One three-phase transformer (71A) out of two paired three-phase transformers among three-phase transformers provided for respective feeder lines outputs, as operating power, first three-phase AC power of the same voltage phase as that of power-supply power. The other three-phase transformer (71B) out of the two paired three-phase transformers outputs, as the operating power, second three-phase AC power of a voltage phase shifted by ?/6 from that of the power-supply power. The power storage device (4) of a crane apparatus (10) stores DC power supplied from a three-phase full-wave rectifier (1) to a common bus (B), and supplies the stored power to the common bus (B) upon reduction of the DC power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Kawaguchi, Soshi Sato, Koji Ohi
  • Publication number: 20180128225
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes: a linear actuator; a reciprocating pump having a boosting piston driven by the linear actuator and configured to reciprocate in an axial direction, the reciprocating pump being configured to suck the fuel when the boosting piston moves in a first direction and configured to boost and eject the fuel when the boosting piston moves in a second direction; and a controller configured to control driving of the linear actuator so as to adjust an amount of the fuel ejected from a boosting cylinder per reciprocating time by adjusting a ratio of a fuel ejection time and a fuel suction time of the reciprocating pump without changing the reciprocating time of the boosting piston in accordance with a load of the internal combustion engine. The adjustment adjusts a stroke length of the boosting piston and a moving speed of the boosting piston in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kounosu, Seiichi Kitamura, Renzo Kanda
  • Patent number: 9874180
    Abstract: A powering apparatus has a diesel engine, a low pressure hydraulic tube containing lower pressure hydraulic fluid, a high pressure hydraulic tube containing higher pressure hydraulic fluid, a first hydraulic pump driven by the diesel engine to send hydraulic fluid from the low pressure hydraulic tube to the high pressure hydraulic tube to adjust the pressure difference within a certain range, an exhaust gas recirculating apparatus including a first hydraulic motor driven by the pressure difference and a compressor driven by the first hydraulic motor to compress a portion of exhaust gas and to supply the exhaust gas to an intake air tube, and an exhaust heat collecting apparatus including a turbine rotated by a refrigerant heated by the exhaust gas and a second hydraulic pump driven by the turbine to send hydraulic fluid from the low pressure hydraulic tube to the high pressure hydraulic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Sakairi, Kazunori Ohta, Kousuke Matsumaru, Toshinori Shirai
  • Patent number: 9862557
    Abstract: Provided are a container terminal and a control method therefor that enhance a cargo handling efficiency by reducing a movement of each yard crane to a minimum possible extent. The container terminal is provided with a first transfer area 44 outside one end portion of a storage lane 20, and a second transfer area 47 outside the other end portion. When a circulating transport vehicle 31 and a shuttle vehicle 32 transfer a container k therebetween via a first yard crane 13 in the first transfer area 44, the shuttle vehicle 32 transports the container k to a second yard crane 14, and the second yard crane 14 handles the container in an unloading container area 46 of the storage lane 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kasai, Nobuya Kayasuga
  • Patent number: 9802794
    Abstract: A three-phase full-wave rectifier (21) performs full-wave rectification of three-phase AC power (11A) supplied from ground power supply equipment, and supplies obtained DC power (12A) to a common bus (B). A ?-Y connection type three-phase transformer (2) outputs three-phase AC power (11B) of a voltage phase shifted by ?/6 from the three-phase AC power (11A). A three-phase full-wave rectifier (22) performs full-wave rectification of the three-phase AC power (11B) output from the three-phase transformer (2), and supplies obtained DC power (12B) to the common bus (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Kawaguchi, Soshi Sato, Koji Ohi
  • Patent number: 9758355
    Abstract: Provided is a brake device (2) which has reduced manufacturing cost, is compact, and can generate sufficient braking force. Also provided is a crane (1) which comprises the brake device (2). The brake device (2) is installed in a movable body (1) which travels. The brake device (2) is provided with a receiving section (22) affixed to the movable body (1) and is also provided with a brake shoe (21) disposed below the receiving section (21). The brake shoe (21) has a brake shoe upper surface (24) provided with sloped sections (24u, 24d). The receiving section (22) has a receiving lower surface (26) corresponding to the brake shoe upper surface (24) and provided with sloped sections (26u, 26d). The brake device (2) is configured so that, when the brake device (2) is activated, the brake shoe (21) drops, and the receiving section (22) rides over the brake shoe upper surface (24) when the movable body (1) moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Ogasawara, Masato Horie, Yohei Suzuki, Syuntaro Iseki, Tatsuya Abe
  • Patent number: 9746555
    Abstract: The planar antenna has a dielectric substrate; an antenna main body portion including first and second antenna elements on first and second sides, respectively, of the dielectric substrate and functioning as a balanced antenna; a signal line portion including first and second feed lines on the first and second sides, respectively, and a coplanar line on the first side and formed by a signal line and the first ground conductors, the signal line connected to the first feed line; a second ground conductor on the second side and connected to the second feed line; and via holes connecting the first ground conductors to the second ground conductor provided at ends of edges of the first ground conductors facing the end of the signal line where the signal line connects to the first feed line, to allow the first and second feed lines to function as balanced transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunari Mori, Kyouji Doi, Takayoshi Yumii, Yumi Asano
  • Patent number: 9745174
    Abstract: A quay crane including auxiliary equipment, which is equipment other than main equipment for performing main operations of the quay crane. The auxiliary equipment includes: a main equipment cooling device for cooling the main equipment; a loading and unloading lighting device for lighting a loading and unloading operation range of the main equipment; a room cooling device for cooling a room; and a room lighting device for lighting the room. If an operating condition of the main equipment or a room condition satisfies a predetermined electric power reduction condition while the quay crane is in operation, the auxiliary equipment that is keeping the operating condition of the main equipment or the room condition is put into a power saving mode in which the auxiliary equipment consumes less electric power than in a normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Ogawa, Hiroshi Kasai, Sho Meno
  • Patent number: 9674898
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate thermal treatment apparatus enables excellent heating control in suppressing influence of mutual induction between induction heating coils even when the induction heating coils are arranged in the vertical direction while providing horizontal magnetic flux to susceptors. The apparatus indirectly heats wafers mounted on horizontally-arranged susceptors including induction heating coils to form alternate-current magnetic flux in a direction parallel to a mount face of the susceptor. The wafer are arranged at an outer circumferential side of the susceptor. The induction heating coils are structured with at least one main heating coil and subordinate heating coils electromagnetically coupled with the main heating coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Uchida, Yoshihiro Okazaki, Kazuhiro Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9588524
    Abstract: Provided is a vibration control device, which enables the vibrations of a vibrating body, such as a rotary machine, to automatically be suppressed, without installing a vibration detection sensor on the vibration control device or vibrating body, and without controlling the rotational speed or phase of the vibration control device. The vibration control device (1), which is installed on a vibrating body (2) and controls the vibrations of the vibrating body (2), comprises a rotating shaft (11), a mass body (12) that is fixed to the rotating shaft (11), and an activation apparatus (13) that adds the power of a rotational motion, which is centered on the rotating shaft (11), to the mass body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY, MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Yoshitake, Shuhei Kajiwara
  • Patent number: 9591696
    Abstract: An object is to provide an induction heating method having a high power factor in which when thermal processing is performed through a plurality of heating coils receiving the supply of the current to generate mutual induction. In an induction heating method using an induction heating device that includes self-resonant circuits which feeds currents of equal frequency to a plurality of heating coils receiving the supply of the current to generate mutual induction is connected, wherein adjustment or control is performed to carry out an operation such that a first ratio of a reactance component of a mutual induction impedance to a resistance component of the mutual induction impedance between the adjacent self-resonant circuits and a second ratio of a reactance component of a self-impedance to a resistance component of the self-impedance in the self-resonant circuit are made equal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Uchida, Nobutaka Matsunaka, Keiji Kawanaka, Kazuyoshi Fujita, Takahiro Ao
  • Patent number: 9533277
    Abstract: To enable long-term continuous operation by preventing blocking of a reaction pipe line disposed in a multi-pipe or double-walled-pipe heat exchanger, provided is a device for producing gas hydrate including a multi-pipe or double-walled-pipe device 1 for generating gas hydrate having a reaction pipe line 2 for flowing raw material water w and raw material gas g and a coolant circulation region 3 for circulating a coolant c and thereby cooling the reaction pipe line 2, wherein a coil spring 4 extending in the longitudinal direction of the reaction pipe line 2 is provided in the reaction pipe line 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Ohya, Noriya Tokunaga, Tetsuo Hayase, Masahiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9452900
    Abstract: Provided are a container terminal and a control method thereof that enhance a cargo handling efficiency by reducing a movement of a yard crane to a minimum possible extent. A first transfer area 44 is provided outside one end portion of a storage lane 20, and a transfer stand 50 is provided to the first transfer area 44. The transfer stand 50 transfers a container k between a circulating transport vehicle 31 and a shuttle vehicle 32. The shuttle vehicle 32 transports the container k between the transfer stand 50 and a yard crane 13 or 14 provided to the storage lane 20 by moving back and forth in a field adjacent to the storage lane 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kasai
  • Patent number: 9422495
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for efficiently decomposing gas hydrate pellets and extracting gas. That is, provided is a method for decomposing gas hydrate characterized by supplying gas hydrate pellets to a decomposition vessel, damming and gathering densely the pellets on a downstream side in the decomposition vessel, and passing hot water through this pellet layer which is in a densely gathered state, to thereby decompose the pellets into water and gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Watanabe, Go Oishi
  • Patent number: 9365397
    Abstract: Provided is a quay crane which includes a seismic isolation device formed from laminated rubber, and which is capable of withstanding a large-scale earthquake. Particularly, provided is a quay crane including a seismic isolation device with a slide length of 1000 mm or over. In a quay crane including a seismic isolation device, the seismic isolation device includes: laminated rubber formed by laminating a steel plate and a rubber material; and an auxiliary support mechanism. The auxiliary support mechanism includes: a supporting body fixed to one of a top plate side and a bottom plate side of the seismic isolation device; and a contacting plate fixed to the other thereof. The supporting body and the contacting plate constituting the auxiliary support mechanism come into contact with each other at least in the event of an earthquake, and the auxiliary support mechanism supports a weight of the quay crane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kinya Ichimura, Satoru Ogawa, Soshi Sato, Nobuya Kayasuga, Hiroshi Kubo, Hiroshi Kasai, Sho Meno
  • Publication number: 20160079601
    Abstract: A cathode material for Li ion secondary batteries has high output and high energy density with excellent electron conductivity and Li ion conductivity. The cathode material contains an electrode active material base containing Li, which is capable of electrode oxidation/reduction accompanied by desorption and absorption of Li ions in a potential range of 4 V or more and 5 V or less based on a metal Li negative electrode and has a reversible charge/discharge capacity accompanying the electrode oxidation/reduction in the potential range described above of 30 mAh or more per 1 g. Surfaces of primary particles of an electrode active material base are coated with a layer containing a conductive polymer and a negative ion that enables the conductive polymer to produce electron conductivity equal to or higher than the electron conductivity of the electrode active material itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideya YOSHITAKE, Masaki YOSHIO, Naoki HATTA, Wataru IWABUCHI, Noriyuki SHIMOMURA