Patents by Inventor Masashi Kitayama

Masashi Kitayama 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).

  • Patent number: 10476402
    Abstract: In a multilevel converter, three switches are connected between three arms and three reactors, and three resistive elements are connected to the respective three switches in parallel. The three switches are configured to be in a conductive state during a normal operation. The three switches are configured to come into a non-conductive state when a short circuit accident occurs between two DC power transmission lines, whereby an inter-arm direct current flowing in four arms and the like is quickly attenuated by the three resistive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Uda, Kenichi Kuroda, Masashi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 10396678
    Abstract: In a multilevel converter, three first rectifying elements are respectively connected between three arms and a negative voltage terminal. Three second rectifying elements are respectively connected to the three first rectifying elements in antiparallel. During a normal operation, current flows in the three first rectifying elements and the three second rectifying elements. When a short circuit accident occurs between two DC power transmission lines, the three first rectifying elements are brought into the non-conductive state, thereby interrupting and quickly attenuating inter-arm direct current flowing in four arms and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Uda, Kenichi Kuroda, Masashi Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20190068076
    Abstract: Each arm circuit of a power conversion device includes a plurality of cascaded cell blocks and a plurality of bypass circuits connected in parallel to the respective cell blocks. Each cell block includes: a first connection node on a high potential side and a second connection node on a low potential side for connection to another cell block; and a plurality of converter cells cascaded between the first and second connection nodes, each converter cell containing an energy storage. The plurality of converter cells include at least one first converter cell of a full-bridge (or hybrid) configuration and at least one second converter cell of a half-bridge configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Uda, Kenichi Kuroda, Masashi Kitayama, Yoshiyuki Kono, Shigeo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10075091
    Abstract: In a multilevel converter, three circuit breakers are respectively connected between three arms and three reactors. One circuit breaker is a DC circuit breaker configured to interrupt direct current when a short circuit accident occurs between two DC power transmission lines. Each of the two circuit breakers is an AC circuit breaker configured to interrupt alternating current when the short circuit accident occurs. When the short circuit accident occurs, the two AC circuit breakers are brought into the non-conductive state and then the DC circuit breaker is brought into the non-conductive state, thereby interrupting the short circuit current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kuroda, Ryosuke Uda, Masashi Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20180109200
    Abstract: In a multilevel converter, three circuit breakers are respectively connected between three arms and three reactors. One circuit breaker is a DC circuit breaker configured to interrupt direct current when a short circuit accident occurs between two DC power transmission lines. Each of the two circuit breakers is an AC circuit breaker configured to interrupt alternating current when the short circuit accident occurs. When the short circuit accident occurs, the two AC circuit breakers are brought into the non-conductive state and then the DC circuit breaker is brought into the non-conductive state, thereby interrupting the short circuit current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi KURODA, Ryosuke UDA, Masashi KITAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170310237
    Abstract: In a multilevel converter, three first rectifying elements are respectively connected between three arms and a negative voltage terminal. Three second rectifying elements are respectively connected to the three first rectifying elements in antiparallel. During a normal operation, current flows in the three first rectifying elements and the three second rectifying elements. When a short circuit accident occurs between two DC power transmission lines, the three first rectifying elements are brought into the non-conductive state, thereby interrupting and quickly attenuating inter-arm direct current flowing in four arms and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke UDA, Kenichi KURODA, Masashi KITAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170288569
    Abstract: In a multilevel converter, three switches are connected between three arms and three reactors, and three resistive elements are connected to the respective three switches in parallel. The three switches are configured to be in a conductive state during a normal operation. The three switches are configured to come into a non-conductive state when a short circuit accident occurs between two DC power transmission lines, whereby an inter-arm direct current flowing in four arms and the like is quickly attenuated by the three resistive elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke UDA, Kenichi KURODA, Masashi KITAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8959405
    Abstract: Each of a master node and a slave node has a safety data processing unit and a high reliability communication unit. At the time of transmission, the safety data processing unit creates a safety data packet including data about safety and the high reliability communication unit creates a communication data packet including the safety data packet and transmits the communication data packet a predetermined number of times. At the time of reception, the high reliability communication unit acquires and outputs a safety data packet by determining one of one or more communication data packets having the same contents which it has received properly as an effective packet, and the safety data processing unit analyzes a state concerning the safety of a system on the basis of the data about safety acquired from the safety data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Ikawa, Kazunori Washio, Masashi Kitayama, Takuya Ishioka, Hiroyuki Kumazawa
  • Patent number: 8839052
    Abstract: Each of a master node and a slave node has a safety data processing unit and a high reliability communication unit. At the time of transmission, the safety data processing unit creates a safety data packet including data about safety and the high reliability communication unit creates a communication data packet including the safety data packet and transmits the communication data packet a predetermined number of times. At the time of reception, the high reliability communication unit acquires and outputs a safety data packet by determining one of one or more communication data packets having the same contents which it has received properly as an effective packet, and the safety data processing unit analyzes a state concerning the safety of a system on the basis of the data about safety acquired from the safety data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Ikawa, Kazunori Washio, Masashi Kitayama, Takuya Ishioka, Hiroyuki Kumazawa
  • Patent number: 8276973
    Abstract: An airflow deflector apparatus for a vehicle that protrudes downward from a vehicle body in front of a wheel housing that houses a wheel includes a flap portion having a front surface portion extending substantially in a lateral direction of a vehicle and a vertical direction, and a protrusion portion that protrudes toward a front of the vehicle from the front surface portion of the flap portion and is formed so as to have a shape that tapers toward a protrusion end portion side, in which the front surface portion of the flap portion, when the vehicle is running, changes a moving direction of airflow that flows along a surface of the protrusion portion into a direction away from components that are disposed rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takumi Hasegawa, Masashi Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20120061993
    Abstract: An airflow deflector apparatus for a vehicle that protrudes downward from a vehicle body in front of a wheel housing that houses a wheel includes a flap portion having a front surface portion extending substantially in a lateral direction of a vehicle and a vertical direction, and a protrusion portion that protrudes toward a front of the vehicle from the front surface portion of the flap portion and is formed so as to have a shape that tapers toward a protrusion end portion side, in which the front surface portion of the flap portion, when the vehicle is running, changes a moving direction of airflow that flows along a surface of the protrusion portion into a direction away from components that are disposed rearward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi Hasegawa, Masashi Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20110302466
    Abstract: Each of a control panel node 2 and an input/output node 3 has a safety data processing unit 7 and a high reliability communication unit 8. At the time of transmission, the safety data processing unit 7 creates a safety data packet including data about safety and the high reliability communication unit 8 creates a communication data packet including the safety data packet from the safety data processing unit 7 and transmits the communication data packet a predetermined number of times. At the time of reception, the high reliability communication unit 8 acquires and outputs a safety data packet by determining one of one or more communication data packets having the same contents which it has received properly as an effective packet, and the safety data processing unit 7 analyzes a state concerning the safety of a system on the basis of the data about safety acquired from the safety data packet from the high reliability communication unit 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Ikawa, Kazunori Washio, Masashi Kitayama, Takuya Ishioka, Hiroyuki Kumazawa
  • Patent number: 7830819
    Abstract: A transmission characteristics analyzing device includes a transmission characteristics calculating unit for determining a direction in which a signal flows in each component of a communication network on the basis of a transmitting point and a receiving point of the signal, which are specified in the communication network, and for calculating the transmission characteristics of the communication network in consideration of the direction of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miyuki Yamamuka, Masashi Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20070242615
    Abstract: A transmission characteristics analyzing device includes a transmission characteristics calculating unit for determining a direction in which a signal flows in each component of a communication network on the basis of a transmitting point and a receiving point of the signal, which are specified in the communication network, and for calculating the transmission characteristics of the network in consideration of the direction of the signal
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miyuki YAMAMUKA, Masashi KITAYAMA
  • Patent number: 6774506
    Abstract: An electric power demand adjusting system restrains fluctuation in an incentive for adjusting the demand for electric power or fluctuation in an electric power demand adjustment amount caused by an incentive. The system includes a central apparatus, lower units, and computing machine systems of consumers, which are connected through a communication network. The computing machine system of the central apparatus has a device for predicting a demand, a device for determining the electric power demand adjustment amounts to be sent to the lower units on the basis of the predicted demand and information that includes historical data regarding the electric power demand adjustments of the lower units, and a device for transmitting the determined electric power demand adjustment amounts to the lower units. The arrangement restrains the fluctuation in incentives required for adjusting the demand for electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Yoshio Izui, Masashi Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20030189420
    Abstract: There has been a problem in that when an electric power supplier carries out demand control by discount or the like, it cannot suitably estimate an amount of demand control and a cost for it. Therefore, an object of the invention is to provide a power supply plan making support method such as enables support upon making a generator operation plan and a power purchase plan by considering power demand control. A predicted cost for demand control is expressed by an equation to enable a concept of demand control to be easily reflected in equations for calculation for presenting information for an electric power supply plan, thereby enabling presentation of a suitable amount of demand control and a necessary cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Yoshio Izui, Masashi Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20030120370
    Abstract: Data on electric energy consumption of respective electric power consumers are collected in a predetermined period. Total electric energy consumption by the electric power consumers are classified into m levels. Degree of load contribution of the electric power consumers in consideration of at least load factors of the load factors which are ratios of average values of the consumed electric energy of the electric power consumers to the maximum values of the consumed electric energy and uniformity coefficient which are ratios of sum totals of the maximum values of the consumed electric energy of the electric power consumers belonging to the same level of consumed electric energy in the period are classified into n levels, the respective electric power consumers are divided into m×n number of classes and the result is displayed or stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Kitayama, Ryunosuke Matsubara, Yoshio Izui
  • Publication number: 20030052542
    Abstract: An electric power demand adjusting system restrains fluctuation in an incentive required for adjusting the demand for electric power or fluctuation in an electric power demand adjustment amount caused by an incentive. The system includes a central apparatus, a plurality of lower units, and computing machine systems of consumers, which are connected through the intermediary of a communication network. The computing machine system of the central apparatus has a device for projecting a demand, a device for determining the electric power demand adjustment amounts to be sent to the lower units on the basis of the projected demand and the information that includes the history data regarding the electric power demand adjustments of the plurality of the lower units, and a device for transmitting the determined electric power demand adjustment amounts to the plurality of lower units. The arrangement restrains the fluctuation in incentives required for adjusting the demand for electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Yoshio Izui, Masashi Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20020019740
    Abstract: An electric power marketing method using a computer system in accordance with this invention includes the steps of displaying a marketing menu screen via a network to solicit plural electric power buyers; gathering information relating to electric power purchases by the plural electric power buyers; an electric power purchase compiling for combining electric power purchases by the plural electric power buyers based on information relating to their individual electric power purchases to compile an aggregated electric power purchase with high added value for a marketer; and contracting with the marketer to complete the aggregated electric power purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Satoko Matsuo, Tadaaki Sakamoto, Naotaka Terashita, Yoshihiko Ozaki, Tadashi Ohi, Kenji Hirai, Takashi Nakagawa, Makoto Tanaka, Masashi Kitayama, Chie Takahashi