Patents by Inventor Hiroto Higuchi

Hiroto Higuchi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210155080
    Abstract: A current estimating device that estimates a capacitor current of a high-voltage circuit for driving a motor, wherein the current estimating device calculates a voltage utilization rate using the input voltage of an inverter included in the high-voltage circuit and the speed of the motor, calculates a first constant by applying the voltage utilization rate to a predetermined first arithmetic expression, and calculates the capacitor current of an electrical condenser included in the high-voltage circuit by multiplying the first constant by a motor current effective value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Masahiro MORI, Kyohei WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10707769
    Abstract: A power conversion circuit board is a board on which a power conversion circuit which converts direct current to alternating current is mounted. A low voltage circuit to which a low voltage is applied and a high voltage circuit to which a high voltage is applied are separately disposed in different areas on the same board surface. Further, in the high voltage circuit, a part of a wiring is formed on the board surface, and another wiring includes a bus bar which is provided with a predetermined distance from the board surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20200195086
    Abstract: A capacitor unit (20) includes: a harness side terminal (23) provided in a housing (22) for accommodating a capacitor main body therein and connectable to an electric power harness for supplying DC power from an outside; and a board side terminal (24) connectable to a circuit board from which the DC power is output via the capacitor main body. The board side terminal (24) extends in a plate shape from a base portion (24b) held in the housing (22) toward a distal end portion (24a) connected to the circuit board, and has a notch portion (40) recessed inward of the board side terminal (24) in a width direction between the base portion (24b) and the distal end portion (24a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Takayuki TAKASHIGE
  • Publication number: 20200059156
    Abstract: A power conversion circuit board (1) is a circuit board on which a power conversion circuit configured to convert a direct current into an alternating current is mounted. A low-voltage circuit (10b) to which a low voltage is applied and a high-voltage circuit (10a) to which a high voltage is applied are separately disposed in different areas on the same circuit board surface. Furthermore, part of wiring of the high-voltage circuit (10a) is formed on the circuit board surface, and the other wiring is constituted by a bus bar provided at a predetermined distance from the circuit board surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10492303
    Abstract: A substrate includes a substrate body, a flux coating portion which is coated with flux promoting solder fluidity on a surface of the substrate body, a conduction portion which is disposed on the surface of the substrate body to be separated from the flux coating portion and is conductive, and a silk portion which is disposed between the flux coating portion and the conduction portion on the surface of the substrate body and is provided by silk printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi, Takayuki Takashige
  • Publication number: 20190309740
    Abstract: An electric compressor includes: a circuit board on which a plurality of switching elements (33) are mounted; a compression mechanism which is driven by a motor operated using AC power output from the switching elements (33); and a lead holding member (50) disposed between element main bodies (33a) of the switching elements (33) and the circuit board. The circuit board includes a plurality of through-holes through which a plurality of leads (33b) that extend from the element main bodies (33a) can be respectively inserted. The lead holding member (50) includes lead insertion holes (53) through which the leads (33b) can be inserted such that positions of the leads (33b) is held at positions that correspond to positions of the through-holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Takayuki TAKASHIGE
  • Patent number: 10406890
    Abstract: A circuit assembly (20) provided with: a circuit board (21); a capacitor (30) connected to the circuit board (21); and a circuit casing (20C) configured to house the circuit board (21) and the capacitor (30). The capacitor (30) is provided with: a component body (31) including a pair of connection terminals (32A and 33A) to be fixed to the circuit board (21); and a first fixing unit (41) and a second fixing unit (42) configured to fix the component body (31) to the circuit casing (20C) at both sides. The connection terminals (32A and 33A) are disposed with a fixed line (L1) connecting the first fixing unit (41) and the second fixing unit (42) interposed therebetween, and both of the pair of connection terminals (32A and 33A) protrudes sideward from the component body (31) between a first surface of the circuit board (21) and the circuit casing (20C), and extends toward the circuit board (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yakushiji, Takayuki Takashige, Hiroto Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20190267190
    Abstract: A capacitor unit (20) includes: a harness side terminal (23) provided on a first end portion (22a) side of a first surface of a housing (22) for accommodating a capacitor main body therein; a board side terminal (24) provided in the housing (22) and connectable to a circuit board; and a plurality of guide portions (25) that protrude from the first surface and extend from a second end portion (22b) on a side opposite to the first end portion (22a) toward the first end portion (22a). The plurality of guide portions (25) are provided to be separated in a second direction orthogonal to a first direction of connecting the first end portion (22a) and the second end portion (22b) to each other so as to sandwich the harness side terminal (23) therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Takayuki TAKASHIGE
  • Patent number: 10320172
    Abstract: An electric wire lead-in part structure (15) includes: a conductor insertion hole (16) formed through a wall part (2Ca) of an inverter accommodating chamber; a conductor member (17) made of an electrically conductive material and inserted into the conductor insertion hole (16) in a waterproof manner and also, electrically conducted to the conductor insertion hole (16) and holding a power supply cable (11) passed therethrough; a shield grounding part (50) for electrically conducting a shield part (45) of the power supply cable (11) to the conductor member (17) at a position where the conductor member (17) is provided; and an electric wire waterproofing part (40) for waterproofing a gap between the conductor member (17) and the power supply cable (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi, Takayuki Takashige, Takeo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10236121
    Abstract: A capacitor unit is integrally provided with: a capacitor main body; a pair of bus bars that are connected to a pair of corresponding electrodes of the capacitor main body; and a casing that internally contains the capacitor main body and the bus bars and is made of resin. The bus bars are each provided with an input terminal on a first end side to which a connection terminal of a high-voltage cable for DC power is connected, while being each provided with an output terminal on a second end side to which an inverter substrate is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi, Takayuki Takashige
  • Patent number: 10218288
    Abstract: A power conversion circuit board (1) is a board on which a power conversion circuit which converts direct current to alternating current is mounted. A low voltage circuit (10b) to which a low voltage is applied and a high voltage circuit (10a) to which a high voltage is applied are separately disposed in different areas on the same board surface. Further, the high voltage circuit (10a) includes a bus bar in which a part of a wiring is formed on the board surface and another wiring is provided with a predetermined distance from the board surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20190047371
    Abstract: A circuit assembly (20) provided with: a circuit board (21); a capacitor (30) connected to the circuit board (21); and a circuit casing (20C) configured to house the circuit board (21) and the capacitor (30). The capacitor (30) is provided with: a component body (31) including a pair of connection terminals (32A and 33A) to be fixed to the circuit board (21); and a first fixing unit (41) and a second fixing unit (42) configured to fix the component body (31) to the circuit casing (20C) at both sides. The connection terminals (32A and 33A) are disposed with a fixed line (L1) connecting the first fixing unit (41) and the second fixing unit (42) interposed therebetween, and both of the pair of connection terminals (32A and 33A) protrudes sideward from the component body (31) between a first surface of the circuit board (21) and the circuit casing (20C), and extends toward the circuit board (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke YAKUSHIJI, Takayuki TAKASHIGE, Hiroto HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190052070
    Abstract: An electric wire lead-in part structure (15) includes: a conductor insertion hole (16) formed through a wall part (2Ca) of an inverter accommodating chamber; a conductor member (17) made of an electrically conductive material and inserted into the conductor insertion hole (16) in a waterproof manner and also, electrically conducted to the conductor insertion hole (16) and holding a power supply cable (11) passed therethrough; a shield grounding part (50) for electrically conducting a shield part (45) of the power supply cable (11) to the conductor member (17) at a position where the conductor member (17) is provided; and an electric wire waterproofing part (40) for waterproofing a gap between the conductor member (17) and the power supply cable (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Takayuki TAKASHIGE, Takeo HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190053384
    Abstract: A substrate includes a substrate body, a flux coating portion which is coated with flux promoting solder fluidity on a surface of the substrate body, a conduction portion which is disposed on the surface of the substrate body to be separated from the flux coating portion and is conductive, and a silk portion which is disposed between the flux coating portion and the conduction portion on the surface of the substrate body and is provided by silk printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Takayuki TAKASHIGE
  • Publication number: 20180358177
    Abstract: A capacitor unit is integrally provided with: a capacitor main body; a pair of bus bars that are connected to a pair of corresponding electrodes of the capacitor main body; and a casing that internally contains the capacitor main body and the bus bars and is made of resin. The bus bars are each provided with an input terminal on a first end side to which a connection terminal of a high-voltage cable for DC power is connected, while being each provided with an output terminal on a second end side to which an inverter substrate is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Takayuki TAKASHIGE
  • Publication number: 20180138810
    Abstract: A power conversion circuit board (1) is a circuit board on which a power conversion circuit configured to convert a direct current into an alternating current is mounted. A low-voltage circuit (10b) to which a low voltage is applied and a high-voltage circuit (10a) to which a high voltage is applied are separately disposed in different areas on the same circuit board surface. Furthermore, part of wiring of the high-voltage circuit (10a) is formed on the circuit board surface, and the other wiring is constituted by a bus bar provided at a predetermined distance from the circuit board surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180076733
    Abstract: A power conversion circuit board is a board on which a power conversion circuit which converts direct current to alternating current is mounted. A low voltage circuit to which a low voltage is applied and a high voltage circuit to which a high voltage is applied are separately disposed in different areas on the same board surface. Further, in the high voltage circuit, a part of a wiring is formed on the board surface, and another wiring includes a bus bar which is provided with a predetermined distance from the board surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180069487
    Abstract: A power conversion circuit board (1) is a board on which a power conversion circuit which converts direct current to alternating current is mounted. A low voltage circuit (10b) to which a low voltage is applied and a high voltage circuit (10a) to which a high voltage is applied are separately disposed in different areas on the same board surface. Further, the high voltage circuit (10a) includes a bus bar in which a part of a wiring is formed on the board surface and another wiring is provided with a predetermined distance from the board surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170322286
    Abstract: A positioning system includes a plurality of beacon modules and a communication device. Further, the communication device includes a calculation unit calculating action state data that are used for determining an action state of a user who carries the communication device; a searching unit selectively searching for one of the beacon modules in accordance with the action state of the user, the action state being determined based on the action state data calculated by the calculation unit, and a derivation unit deriving positional information of the user based on a response signal transmitted from the one of the beacon modules having been searched for by the searching unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio YOSHIZAWA, Takeo TSUKAMOTO, Keisuke KONISHI, Yusuke MATSUSHITA, Takanori INADOME, Kenji KAMEYAMA, Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Yukio FUJIWARA, Hideaki ARATANI, Ryohsuke KAMIMURA, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Daisuke HATA, Juuta KON, Tomoyo NARITA
  • Patent number: D929553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi, Takayuki Takashige