US Pat. No. 9,620,969

STORAGE BATTERY EQUALIZATION DEVICE CAPABLE OF CHARGING BATTERY PACK INCLUDING STORAGE BATTERY MODULES HAVING DIFFERENT OUTPUT VOLTAGES IN SHORT TIME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A storage battery equalization device, comprising:
a battery pack including a plurality of storage battery modules connected in series, each of the plurality of storage battery
modules including at least one storage battery cell;

a plurality of equalization circuits corresponding to the respective storage battery modules, each of the plurality of equalization
circuits comprising a DC/AC mutual converter circuit connected in parallel to a corresponding one of the storage battery modules,
a variable capacitor connected to the DC/AC mutual converter circuit, and a transformer having a primary winding connected
in series or parallel to the variable capacitor;

external wirings interconnecting secondary windings of the transformers in parallel to each other;
voltage monitors, each of the voltage monitors being connected across both electrodes of a corresponding one of the storage
battery modules; and

an equalization control unit that:
determines equalization groups based on voltage values measured by the voltage monitors, each of the equalization groups including
one or more storage battery modules for discharging and one or more storage battery modules for charging,

for each of the equalization groups, sets one of electrostatic capacitance values to the variable capacitors of the equalization
circuits connected to the storage battery modules belonging to the equalization group, the electrostatic capacitance values
corresponding to resonance frequencies of the equalization circuits, the resonance frequencies being different for the equalization
groups, and

controls a frequency of an alternating current outputted from the DC/AC mutual converter circuit of each of the equalization
circuits, to be the resonance frequency of the equalization circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,243,768

LIGHT SOURCE FOR HEADLIGHT AND HEADLIGHT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

12. A headlight provided with an optical element that irradiates light emitted from a light source for headlight to the front
of a vehicle,
wherein the light source for headlight comprises:
a light emitting element having a light emitting surface that is substantially planar and elongated in an optical axis direction
of the headlight; and

a semi-cylindrical concave lens having a focal axis in substantially the same direction as the optical axis direction of the
headlight,

wherein the semi-cylindrical concave lens is placed between the optical member and the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,240,750

FORCED AIR COOLING-TYPE POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A forced air cooling-type power conversion device including power conversion circuits equipped with a plurality of semiconductor
elements and a capacitor that stores direct-current power supply, the forced air cooling-type power conversion device converting
electric power input from a power supply into an arbitrary value and outputting the electric power to a motor, the forced
air cooling-type power conversion device comprising:
power conversion modules each including:
a part of the semiconductor elements configuring the power conversion circuits;
a cooler base section on which the semiconductor elements are mounted; and
a cooler fin section provided on a rear side of a surface in the cooler base section on which the semiconductor elements are
mounted; and

power conversion sub-blocks each including:
a cooler attachment member to which the cooler fin sections in at least a pair of the power conversion modules are attached
to face each other; and

conductor plates connected to the semiconductor elements, wherein
a plurality of the power conversion sub-blocks configure a power conversion block with a plurality of the conductor plates
arranged perpendicularly to a connection conductor plate arranged in parallel to the bottom surface of the forced air cooling-type
power conversion device,

a plurality of the cooler fin sections arranged on an inner side of the cooler attachment member are collectively cooled by
cooling air, and

the power conversion block is connected to the capacitor and another power conversion block by the connection conductor plate.

US Pat. No. 9,100,898

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR ENABLING A MOBILE TERMINAL TO ACCESS TO A WIRELESS CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A method for enabling a mobile terminal to access a wireless cellular telecommunication network comprising plural base
stations and a core network device, the mobile terminal being allowed to access the wireless cellular telecommunication network
through at least one first base station, the mobile terminal memorizing a list comprising information enabling the identification
of signals transferred by each first base station, the mobile terminal not memorizing information enabling the identification
of signals transferred by second base stations, the method being executed by one second base station and comprising:
receiving, from the core network device, a message requesting the second base station to transfer signals corresponding to
a first base station;

transferring the signals corresponding to the first base station; and
transferring in the signals corresponding to the first base station, information enabling identification by the mobile terminal
of other signals corresponding to the second base station or at least one other second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,240,743

VEHICLE POWER-GENERATION CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A vehicle power-generation control device for a vehicle including:
an internal-combustion engine for giving and receiving motive power with respect to a drive shaft of the vehicle; and
a rotating electrical machine for giving and receiving motive power with respect to the internal-combustion engine through
a drive belt, the rotating electrical machine being subjected to variable output control,

the vehicle power-generation control device comprising:
a rotating electrical machine revolution speed acquiring section for determining a revolution speed of the rotating electrical
machine;

a rotating electrical machine voltage detecting section for detecting a voltage of the rotating electrical machine;
a rotating electrical machine current detecting section for determining an actual current of the rotating electrical machine;
a power-generation torque command generating section for calculating a power-generation torque command for the rotating electrical
machine based on a state of the vehicle;

a generated current estimating section for estimating a rotating electrical machine estimated current based on estimated power-generation
torque for controlling power generation of the rotating electrical machine based on the power-generation torque command, the
revolution speed of a rotating electrical machine determined by the rotating electrical machine revolution speed acquiring
section, and a rotating electrical machine voltage determined by the rotating electrical machine voltage detecting section;

a generated current difference determining section for determining that a generated current difference has occurred in a case
where a rotating electrical machine actual current detected by the rotating electrical machine current detecting section is
smaller by a first predetermined value or more than the rotating electrical machine estimated current estimated by the generated
current estimating section and outputting limiting power-generation torque for limiting the power-generation torque command,
and determining that the generated current difference has not occurred in a case where a difference between the rotating electrical
machine actual current and the rotation electrical machine estimated current is smaller than a second predetermined value
which is smaller than the first predetermined value from a state in which the generated current difference has occurred and
stopping output of the limiting power-generation torque; and

a power-generation control section for controlling the power generation of the rotating electrical machine in accordance with
the estimated power-generation torque with use of the power-generation torque command as the estimated power-generation torque,
and controlling the power generation of the rotating electrical machine in accordance with the estimated power-generation
torque obtained by limiting the power-generation torque command to the limiting power-generation torque at a time of occurrence
of the generated current difference.

US Pat. No. 9,240,358

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PROVIDED WITH TEMPERATURE SENSING DIODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a first insulating film on a surface of the semiconductor substrate;
a temperature sensing diode on the first insulating film;
a trench extending inward from the surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
a trench electrode embedded in the trench via a second insulating film and connected to the temperature sensing diode.

US Pat. No. 9,160,271

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power conversion device, comprising:
a converter for converting a single-phase AC voltage to a DC voltage through rectification;
an inverter for feeding a motor by converting the DC voltage as an output of the converter to an AC voltage;
a current command value generation unit for outputting a current command value for the motor according to a torque command
value;

a frequency command value generation unit for outputting a frequency command value of the AC voltage for the motor according
to a speed signal of the motor;

a phase angle command value generation unit for calculating a phase angle command value on the basis of speed information
or axis position information of the motor;

a voltage command value generation unit for generating a voltage command value to the inverter using the current command value,
the frequency command value, and the phase angle command value; and

a compensation unit for adding a compensation value to or subtracting the compensation value from at least one of the torque
command value, the current command value, the voltage command value, the frequency command value, and the phase angle command
value,

the compensation unit includes:
a first compensation unit for extracting a frequency component twice a frequency of the single-phase AC voltage from the DC
voltage outputted from the converter or a current outputted from the inverter to apply gain processing to the extracted component,
and using a result of the processing as the compensation value; and

a second compensation unit for applying low frequency cut-off processing to the DC voltage outputted from the converter or
a current outputted from the inverter, using a frequency selected at or below an electric angular maximum frequency of the
motor as a cut-off frequency to apply gain processing to the processed component, and using a result of the processing as
the compensation value.

US Pat. No. 9,408,321

SIDE-COUPLING-TYPE ELECTRONIC DEVICE UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A side-coupling-type electronic device unit comprising:
a casing including:
a coupling hook provided projectingly on a coupling surface to be coupled with another electronic device unit;
an engagement hole into which a coupling hook of the another electronic device unit is capable of being inserted; and
a guide groove; and
a slider that includes a bolt, that is installed in the guide groove, and that moves between a lock position located at one
end side of the guide groove at which the bolt is capable of blocking insertion and removal of the coupling hook of the another
electronic device unit into and from the engagement hole, and an unlock position located at another end side of the guide
groove at which the bolt is not capable of blocking insertion and removal of the coupling hook of the another electronic device
unit into and from the engagement hole, wherein

the guide groove has two convex shaped portions on a side face thereof,
the slider has three concave shaped portions, into which the two convex shaped portions are capable of being fitted, on a
side face thereof,

when the slider is located at the lock position, the two convex shaped portions are fitted into two of the three concave shaped
portions on one end side of the guide groove so as to restrict movement of the slider, and

when the slider is located at the unlock position, the two convex shaped portions are fitted into two of the three concave
shaped portions on the other end side of the guide groove so as to restrict movement of the slider.

US Pat. No. 9,370,082

LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL APPARATUS AND LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A light source control apparatus that controls a plurality of light sources that are connected in parallel and emit light
when supplied with a current, said apparatus comprising:
a current supply unit that collectively supplies a current to said plurality of light sources;
a first current sensing unit that senses a first current being said current collectively supplied to said plurality of light
sources by said current supply unit;

a second current sensing unit that senses a second current being a current supplied to at least one of said plurality of light
sources;

a switching unit having a function of stopping the supply of a current to each of said plurality of light sources; and
a controller that determines whether said plurality of light sources include a faulty light source on the basis of said first
current and said second current,

wherein when said plurality of light sources include said faulty light source, said controller further controls at least one
of said current supply unit and said switching unit such that a current is continuously supplied to a normal light source
being a light source of said plurality of light sources except for said faulty light source.

US Pat. No. 9,350,156

POWER SUPPLY CONTROL APPARATUS OF ELECTRIC LOAD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power supply control apparatus of an electric load comprising:
an upstream side switching element that is serially connected to the electric load on an upstream side of the electric load
supplied with a load current by power supply from an external power source;

a downstream side switching element that is serially connected to the electric load on a downstream side of the electric load;
and

a control circuit unit that uses a microprocessor as a main component and controls a conduction state of the upstream side
switching element and the downstream side switching element, wherein

when one switching element of the upstream side switching element and the downstream side switching element is abnormally
short-circuited, the power supply is stopped by the other switching element,

the power supply control apparatus includes
an upstream overcurrent determination storage circuit that detects an upstream overcurrent as the load current flowing in
the upstream side switching element exceeds a predetermined value to generate an upstream overcurrent detection signal and
a downstream overcurrent determination storage circuit that detects a downstream overcurrent as the load current flowing in
the downstream side switching element exceeds a predetermined value to generate a downstream overcurrent detection signal,
or a synthetic overcurrent determination storage circuit that generates a synthetic overcurrent detection signal when any
one of the upstream overcurrent flowing in the upstream side switching element and the downstream overcurrent flowing in the
downstream side switching element, and

a voltage monitoring circuit that generates a variable divided voltage in response to a switching state of the upstream side
switching element and a switching state of the downstream side switching element,

the voltage monitoring circuit includes
a third resistance and a fourth resistance that divide a power source voltage of the external power source, at least one of
a first resistance and a fifth resistance that is connected to a connecting portion of the third resistance and the fourth
resistance at one end thereof, and a second resistance that connects the other end of the at least one of the first resistance
and the fifth resistance to a positive wiring or a negative wiring of the power source voltage through the electric load,

the other end of the first resistance is connected on one of the upstream side and the downstream side of the electric load,
the other end of the fifth resistance is connected on the other of the upstream side and the downstream side of the electric
load,

the variable divided voltage is generated at both ends of the fourth resistance,
the control circuit unit monitors a value of a power source voltage detection signal that is a voltage being in proportion
to the power source voltage and a value of a load voltage detection signal that is a voltage being in proportion to the variable
divided voltage, calculates a voltage ratio of the value of the power source voltage detection signal and the value of the
load voltage detection signal, and monitors the upstream overcurrent detection signal and the downstream overcurrent detection
signal, or the synthetic overcurrent detection signal,

the control circuit unit further includes
abnormality determination means for generating a power supply command signal for one of the upstream side switching element
and the downstream side switching element and a conduction command signal for the other one thereof, and for determining an
abnormality state of a load wiring for the electric load while the electric load is operated, and

abnormality processing means for stopping the generation of the power supply command signal and the conduction command signal
when the abnormality determination means determines the abnormality state, and for identifying and storing a plurality of
types of abnormality occurrence information,

the abnormality determination means determines the abnormality state of the load wiring based on a combination of a value
of the voltage ratio corresponding to a generation state of the power supply command signal and the conduction command signal,
and a generation state of the upstream overcurrent detection signal and the downstream overcurrent detection signal or the
synthetic overcurrent detection signal, and

the abnormality state of the load wiring includes at least one of
a state where there is a doubt about a positive supply fault abnormality in which an upstream positive wiring of the electric
load is connected to a positive electrode wiring of the external power source, or a positive line ground fault abnormality
in which the upstream positive wiring of the electric load is connected to a negative electrode wiring of the external power
source,

a state where there is a doubt about a negative supply fault abnormality in which a downstream negative wiring of the electric
load is connected to the positive electrode wiring of the external power source, or a negative line ground fault abnormality
in which the downstream negative wiring of the electric load is connected to the negative electrode wiring of the external
power source, and

a state where there is a doubt about a load short circuit abnormality or a load disconnection abnormality in which the electric
load is short-circuited or disconnected.

US Pat. No. 9,267,458

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A control apparatus for a general purpose engine comprising:
a variety of kinds of sensors that generate detected values corresponding to a load and a rotational speed of the general
purpose engine;

a three-way catalyst that is arranged in an exhaust passage of said general purpose engine;
an O2 sensor that is arranged at the upstream side of said three-way catalyst;
a basic injection amount calculation unit that calculates a basic amount of fuel to be injected to said general purpose engine
based on the individual detected values of said variety of kinds of sensors;

a first air fuel ratio determination unit that determines, based on a comparison of an output value of said O2 sensor with
a rich-lean determination voltage, whether an air fuel ratio of a mixture is rich or lean;

a fuel injection amount correction unit that carries out feedback correction of said basic fuel injection amount to a value
corresponding to a stoichiometric air fuel ratio in accordance with a result of the determination of said first air fuel ratio
determination unit;

a fuel injection control unit that supplies fuel to said general purpose engine so as to make it match a corrected fuel injection
amount calculated by said fuel injection amount correction unit;

a second air fuel ratio determination unit that determines, based on a comparison of the output value of said O2 sensor with
a rich determination voltage or a lean determination voltage, whether the air fuel ratio of the mixture is rich or lean;

a rich lean period calculation unit that calculates a rich lean period of the output value of said O2 sensor in accordance
with a result of the determination of said second air fuel ratio determination unit; and

a misfire determination unit that determines the presence or absence of a misfire in said general purpose engine based on
said rich lean period of the output value of said O2 sensor,

wherein said fuel injection control unit stops the injection of fuel to said general purpose engine, in cases where it is
determined by said misfire determination unit that there is a misfire.

US Pat. No. 9,267,479

ENGINE STARTING DEVICE AND ENGINE STARTING METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An engine starting device for an automatic idle-stop system for carrying out an idle-stop of an engine when a predetermined
idle-stop condition is established, and then restarting the engine when a restart condition is established, the engine starting
device comprising:
a starter;
a ring gear to be coupled to a crankshaft of the engine;
a starter motor for starting the engine;
a pinion gear for transmitting a rotation of the starter motor to the ring gear; and
starter control means for causing, when the restart condition for the engine is established during a period in which a meshing
permission condition for the ring gear and the pinion gear is established, the pinion gear and the ring gear to mesh with
each other, thereby restarting the engine, and for inhibiting, when the restart condition is established during a period in
which a meshing inhibition condition for the ring gear and the pinion gear is established, the meshing of the pinion gear
and the ring gear so that the meshing of the pinion gear and the ring gear is prevented from occurring outside a meshing permissible
range, and after the meshing inhibition condition is released, causing the pinion gear and the ring gear to mesh with each
other, thereby restarting the engine,

wherein the starter control means determines the meshing permission condition and the meshing inhibition condition based on
at least an engine rotation speed, and determines the release of the meshing inhibition condition before the engine completely
stops based on an elapsed time after the establishment of the meshing inhibition condition.

US Pat. No. 9,413,531

CRYPTOGRAPHIC SYSTEM, CRYPTOGRAPHIC METHOD, CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROGRAM, AND DECRYPTION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A cryptographic system comprising:
an encryption device; and
a decryption device, wherein
the encryption device includes
a ciphertext generation part, implemented by encryption device circuitry, which generates one of first information and second
information, as a ciphertext, the first information including a polynomial d(x), a plurality of polynomials Di(x), and predicate information, and the second information including attribute information;

the decryption device includes
a polynomial selection part, implemented by circuitry, which, treating as a decryption key one of the first information and
the second information not generated as the ciphertext and based on the predicate information included in the first information
and the attribute information included in the second information, selects at least one polynomial Di(x) from the plurality of polynomials Di(x),

a coefficient calculation part, implemented by the circuitry, which calculates a coefficient ?ithat enables a polynomial constituted based on a polynomial ?iDi(x) to be divided out by the polynomial d(x), the polynomial ?iDi(x) being obtained by multiplying the polynomial Di(x) selected by the polynomial selection part, by the coefficient ?i, and

a decryption part, implemented by the circuitry, which decrypts the ciphertext based on the coefficient ?i calculated by the coefficient calculation part.

US Pat. No. 9,385,867

CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING SYSTEM, KEY GENERATION DEVICE, ENCRYPTION DEVICE, DECRYPTION DEVICE, KEY DELEGATION DEVICE, CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING METHOD, AND CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING PROGRAM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A cryptographic processing system that performs a cryptographic process using a basis Bt and a basis B*t for each integer t of t=1, . . . , L+1(L being an integer of 1 or more), the cryptographic processing system comprising:
an encryption device having a processor to execute a program, and a corresponding memory to store the program, which when
executed by the processor generates, as a ciphertext ct, a vector in which attribute information x t is embedded in a basis vector of the basis Bt for at least some integer t of t=1, . . . , L;

a decryption device having a processor to execute a program, and a corresponding memory to store the program, which when executed
by the processor of the decryption device uses, as a decryption key skL, a vector in which predicate information v t is embedded in a basis vector of the basis B*t for each integer t of t=1, . . . , L, performs a pairing operation on the ciphertext ct generated by the encryption device
and the decryption key skL, and decrypts the ciphertext ct;

a key delegation device having a processor to execute a program, and a corresponding memory to store the program, which when
executed by the processor of the key delegation device generates a lower-level decryption key skL|1 of the decryption key skL, based on a vector in which predicate information v L+1 is embedded in a basis vector of a basis B*L+1 and the decryption key skL used by the decryption device;

a key generation device including a processor and a corresponding memory that stores a program that is executed by the processor
that generates the decryption key skL,

wherein the processor of the key generation device further executes instructions which:
input predicate information v t:=(vt,i)(i=1, . . . , nt) for each integer t of t=1, . . . , L;

generate a decryption element using the predicate information v t input, a predetermined value ?, a predetermined value ?dec,t for each integer t of t=1, . . . , L, and a predetermined value sdec,t for each integer t of t=0, . . . , L such that sdec,0=?t=1Lsdec,t, generates the decryption element k*L,dec in which -sdec,0 is set as a coefficient of a basis vector b*0,p (p being a predetermined value) of a basis B*0, the ? is set as a coefficient of a basis vector b*0,q (q being a predetermined value) of the basis B*0, and sdec,te t,1+?dec,tvt,i (i=1, . . . , nt) is set as a coefficient of a basis vector b*t,i (i=1, . . . , nt) of the basis B*t for each integer t of t=1, . . . , L; and

transmit to the decryption device the decryption key skL including the decryption element k*L,dec,

wherein the processor of the encryption device further executes instructions which:
input attribute information x t:=(xt,i) (i=1, . . . , nt) for at least some integer t of t=1, , . . . , L;

generate a ciphertext c1, using the attribute information x t and predetermined values ? and ?, generates a ciphertext c1 in which the ? is set as a coefficient of a basis vector b0,p of a basis B0, the ? is set as a coefficient of a basis vector b0,q of the basis B0, and ?xt,i (i=1, . . . , nt) is set as a coefficient of a basis vector bt,i (i=1, . . . , nt) of the basis Bt for the at least some integer t; and

transmits to the decryption device the ciphertext ct including the ciphertext c1, and

wherein the processor of the decryption device further executes instructions which perform a pairing operation e(c1, k*L,dec) on the ciphertext c1 included in the ciphertext ct and the decryption element k*L,dec included in the decryption key skL.

US Pat. No. 9,244,135

MAGNETIC SENSOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A magnetic sensor device comprising:
a conveyance path for conveying an object to be detected having a magnetic pattern;
a magnet having poles each facing the conveyance path;
first magnetic bodies each in contact with each of side surfaces orthogonal to the conveying direction of the object to be
detected, of side surfaces of the magnet;

at least one second magnetic body located on a side opposite to the first magnetic bodies with respect to the conveyance path;
a magnetoresistance effect element located between the second magnetic body and the conveyance path in a cross magnetic field
that has magnetic field strength within a predetermined range in a spacing direction and that is generated by the first magnetic
bodies and the second magnetic body, the magnetoresistance effect element to detect, as change in the resistance value, change
in a component in the conveying direction in the cross magnetic field, the change being caused by the magnetic pattern of
the object to be detected, the spacing direction being a direction orthogonal to the conveying direction in the conveyance
path and being a direction that vertically passes through the magnetic pattern; and

an outputter connected to the magnetoresistance effect element, the outputter to output the change in the resistance value
detected by the magnetoresistance effect element.

US Pat. No. 9,271,432

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE WITH REDUCED NOISE SOURCE CURRENT, REDUCED HIGH FREQUENCY CURRENT AND REDUCED RESONANCE CURRENT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power conversion device comprising:
an inverter that receives power from a power supply system and drives a motor that is connected to a first ground;
a cooler that cools down the inverter;
a first core including a through hole that allows passage of a positive side conductor that connects the power supply system
and the inverter and a negative side conductor that connects the inverter to a second ground;

a first ground conductor that is connected to the negative side conductor on a side of the power supply system with respect
to the first core and connects the cooler to the second ground; and

a third ground conductor connected between the negative side conductor on the side of the power supply system with respect
to the first core or the first ground conductor and a third ground such that the negative side conductor on the side of the
power supply system with respect to the first core and the first ground conductor have a same potential as that of the third
ground.

US Pat. No. 9,313,933

POWER CONVERTER PERFORMING EVAPORATIVE COOLING OF A SWITCHING ELEMENT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power converter converting input direct-current power or alternating-current power into desired alternating-current power
according to a switching operation of a switching element to output the desired alternating-current power, and performing
cooling of the switching element by using a cooling apparatus that makes use of a boiling phenomenon of a coolant incorporated
therein, the power converter comprising:
a control unit controlling an operation of the power converter based on a deviation between a temperature of the switching
element or an attachment surface of the switching element and a temperature of cooling air sucked by the cooling apparatus,

wherein the control unit includes a detecting unit generating and outputting a cooling performance deterioration detection
signal representing performance deterioration of the cooling apparatus when the deviation exceeds a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,269,351

VOICE RECOGNITION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A voice recognition device comprising:
a voice acquisition unit that detects and acquires a voice spoken by a user;
a voice recognition unit that recognizes data of the voice acquired by the voice acquisition unit, to extract a keyword;
an operation input unit that receives input of an operation from the user;
a display unit that presents information to the user;
an operation-responsive analyzing unit that specifies the operation by the user on the basis of information received by the
operation input unit and information displayed on the display unit;

an operation/display history storing unit that stores, as history information, display contents each displayed on the display
unit by the operation specified by the operation-responsive analyzing unit and their respective numbers of display times,
for every keyword extracted by the voice recognition unit;

a search level setting unit that sets a search level for the keyword extracted by the voice recognition unit according to
the history information stored in the operation/display history storing unit;

an information search control unit that searches information using, as a search key, the keyword extracted by the voice recognition
unit, according to the search level set by the search level setting unit, to thereby acquire a search result; and

an information presentation control unit that orders the display unit to display the search result acquired by the information
search control unit;

wherein, with respect to the keyword extracted by the voice recognition unit, the search level setting unit changes the search
level therefor when the number of display times in the history information stored in the operation/display history storing
unit becomes a predetermined number or more.

US Pat. No. 9,267,426

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WASTEGATE VALVE CONTROLLER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A system comprising:
a throttle valve provided in an intake path of an internal combustion engine;
a turbocharger having a turbine provided in an exhaust path of the internal combustion engine and a compressor that is provided
at the upstream side of the throttle valve and rotates integrally with the turbine;

a wastegate valve provided in a bypass that bypasses the turbine;
a wastegate valve actuator that drives the wastegate valve so as to change the flow path cross-sectional area of the bypass;
an opening degree sensor that detects a changeable amount for the wastegate valve actuator;
a rotation speed sensor that detects a rotation speed of the internal combustion engine; and
a controller comprising control circuitry configured to implement:
a wastegate valve desired opening degree calculation unit that
sets a desired opening degree of the wastegate valve in accordance with a driving condition of the internal combustion engine,
and

determines, based on the detected rotation speed of the internal combustion engine and the set desired opening degree of the
wastegate valve, whether or not supercharging air for the internal combustion engine is required; and

a wastegate valve actuator driving current stoppage determination unit that
stops, in the case where it is determined that the supercharging air is not required, a driving current for the wastegate
valve driving unit in response to the opening degree of the wastegate valve becoming the set desired opening degree of the
wastegate valve, and

changes an offset value for a driving current stoppage determination in accordance with the set desired opening degree of
the wastegate valve.

US Pat. No. 9,263,853

OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL MODULE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An optical semiconductor device comprising:
a resonator end face;
an optical waveguide;
a window structure located between the resonator end face and the optical waveguide; and
a vernier on the window structure and allowing measurement of length of the window structure along an optical axis direction.

US Pat. No. 9,564,808

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric power conversion device comprising a plurality of cell converters connected in cascade, the plurality of cell
converters each including:
a main circuit having a semiconductor switching element and a capacitor;
a drive circuit for driving the semiconductor switching element; and
a self-feeding device for supplying power to the drive circuit by being supplied with power from the main circuit, wherein
to each self-feeding device, a first feed line for supplying power to the drive circuit in the corresponding cell converter
and a second feed line for supplying power to the drive circuit in another cell converter are connected, and

each drive circuit can be supplied with power via the first feed line from the self-feeding device in the corresponding cell
converter, and can be supplied with power via the second feed line from the self-feeding device in the other cell converter.

US Pat. No. 9,267,511

TURBOFAN AND INDOOR UNIT OF AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A turbofan comprising a disc-shaped main plate having a boss projecting in a predetermined region containing a center of
rotation; a ring-shaped shroud facing the main plate; and a plurality of blades each having two ends thereof joined to the
main plate and the shroud, respectively,
wherein a blade rear edge of each of the plurality of blades resides on a virtual cylinder defined by an outer circumference
of the main plate and an outer circumference of the shroud, a blade front edge of each of the plurality of blades resides
at a position nearer to the center of rotation than the blade rear edge, and a virtual line connecting the blade rear edge
and the blade front edge is angled with respect to a radial line extending from the center of rotation,

wherein a blade outer-circumferential surface, that is a surface of each of the plurality of blades farther from the center
of rotation, has a plurality of rear-edge horizontal grooves having predetermined lengths reaching the blade rear edge,

wherein the rear-edge horizontal grooves extend perpendicularly to the center of rotation and wrap around an end of the blade
rear edge to a blade inner-circumferential surface that is a surface of each of the plurality of blades nearer to the center
of rotation, and

wherein the blade outer-circumferential surface of each of the plurality of blades has inter-groove surface portions extending
between adjacent ones of the rear-edge horizontal grooves, and one of the inter groove surface portions is larger than other
inter-groove surface portions.

US Pat. No. 9,281,004

CONTENT ASSESSMENT APPARATUS, CONTENT ASSESSMENT METHOD, INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An information reproducing apparatus comprising:
a decryptor for decrypting encrypted stream information representing video or audio that has been coded and also encrypted;
a decryptor status monitor for receiving an internal signal of the decryptor and generating a decryption status signal indicating
whether or not the decryptor is performing decryption processing based on the internal signal received from the decryptor;
and

a decoder for decoding the stream information code, wherein the information reproducing apparatus is adapted to have the decoder
perform decoding operations correctly only when the decryption status signal indicates that decryption processing is being
performed.

US Pat. No. 9,267,510

CENTRIFUGAL FAN AND AIR CONDITIONER

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A centrifugal fan comprising:
a main plate that is driven to rotate around a rotational axis;
a shroud that is disposed so as to be opposed to the main plate, including an intake port to take in air; and
a plurality of blades that are disposed upright between the main plate and the shroud, wherein in two adjacent blades among
the plurality of blades, an adjacent distance between trailing edges is gradually decreased in a direction from the shroud
to the main plate, from a point on each of the two adjacent blades to the main plate, and the adjacent distance between trailing
edges is constant from the shroud to the point on each of the two adjacent blades in the direction from the shroud to the
main plate,

wherein the cross-sectional width of each blade in between a negative pressure surface side of the blade and a pressure surface
side of the blade increases from a leading edge of the blade towards the trailing edge of each blade, and at the trailing
edge of each blade, the pressure surface side flares out in the rotational direction of the centrifugal fan near the main
plate and the negative pressure surface side flares out in the direction opposite to the rotational direction of the centrifugal
fan near the main plate, and

wherein in each blade of the plurality of blades, an angle between the negative pressure surface side of each blade and the
main plate at a joint between the main plate and the negative pressure surface side is larger than an angle between the pressure
surface side of each blade and the main plate at a joint between the main plate and the pressure surface side.

US Pat. No. 9,278,399

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power supply device for an electric discharge machining apparatus, the power supply device comprising:
a series circuit that includes a DC power supply and switching elements for supplying DC or AC current pulses to a machining
gap between a machining electrode and a workpiece; and

a control unit that controls the switching elements, wherein
when the control unit repeatedly generates a current pulse having a triangular waveform by an inductance component that is
present in the series circuit, the control unit controls the switching elements in order that a current-pulse time ratio that
is a ratio between a non-current time, during which no current flows through the machining gap, and a current continuation
time, during which current flows through the machining gap, in the current pulse is equal to or lower than 1/5, and

one triangular waveform is formed during the current continuation time, and the non-current time comes after the current continuation
time for each current pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,269,181

TEXTURE MAPPING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A texture mapping device comprising:
a processor to execute a program; and
a memory to store the program which, when executed by the processor, results in performance of steps comprising:
generating plural pieces of area information each showing a partial area of a texture image;
generating polygon information including plural pieces of vertex information each including coordinates of a vertex on an
output image and texture coordinates brought into correspondence with the vertex, and an area ID for specifying one of said
plural pieces of area information;

generating pixel information including position coordinates, texture coordinates, and an area ID for every of all pixels located
inside a polygon on said output image, said polygon being shown by said polygon information;

processing the texture coordinates of said pixel information by using the area information specified by the area ID of said
pixel information, and acquiring a pixel value from said texture image by using said processed texture coordinates and determining
a pixel value of a pixel on the output image, the pixel being shown by the position coordinates of said pixel information,
by using said pixel value acquired thereby; and

outputting an output of said processing the texture coordinates to an image display device,
wherein said polygon information generating does not use said area ID which constructs said polygon information as an element
of said polygon information directly, but processes each vertex information in such a way that said area ID can be reconstructed
from the pixel information inputted to said processing the texture coordinates, thereby holding said area ID as a part of
the vertex information.

US Pat. No. 9,578,790

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power converter, comprising:
a first metal member;
a second metal member connected to the first metal member, wherein only two sections are formed within the second metal member
so that the sections are separated away from each other, and a coolant only flows in one of the two separated sections; and

at least one heating electric component main body to be respectively housed in at least one concave portion formed on the
first metal member so as to project into a space provided between the first and second metal members through which the coolant
flows, the space surrounded only by the first and second metal members.

US Pat. No. 9,313,903

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed wiring board, comprising the steps of:
forming first and second laminated bodies each having first and second adhesive members;
laminating said first laminated body and said second laminated body so that said first laminated body and said second laminated
body are symmetric to each other about a central line located between said first and second laminated bodies, by forming a
positioning hole in said first laminated body when said first and second adhesive members are in an uncured state, and inserting
a positioning member into said positioning hole to perform positioning; and

forming interconnections on said first and second laminated bodies,
wherein said step of forming said first and second laminated bodies includes the steps of
forming a core including carbon fiber reinforced plastic having a primary through hole,
temporarily pressure-bonding the first adhesive member on a lower surface of said core to cover said primary through hole,
charging an insulating member into said primary through hole by screen printing, and
temporarily pressure-bonding the second adhesive member on said insulating member on an upper surface of said core, and
wherein the insulating member is charged after formation of the first adhesive member.

US Pat. No. 9,370,115

PLC UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A PLC unit comprising:
a base that includes a fixing surface on which a base-side connector is provided, and on which a plurality of control units
are fixed side by side in a lateral direction; and

a duct that is provided on the base in at least one of an upper side and a lower side of the plurality of control units, in
a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the lateral direction,

wherein a control unit of the plurality of control units includes a first surface of a substantially rectangular shape, and
a unit-side connector which is disposed on a second surface disposed opposite the first surface and connected to the base-side
connector,

the duct is disposed substantially closer to the base than to the first surface, as seen in a depth direction which is orthogonal
to the lateral and longitudinal directions and extends between the first surface and the second surface,

at least a part of the first surface is constituted by a cover, which is rotatably supported about an axis substantially parallel
to the lateral direction, and is made openable in an area that is disposed between the duct and a plane of the first surface,
as seen in the depth direction, and

the cover is divided into a first cover that is opened toward the upper side and a second cover that is opened toward the
lower side, in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,272,349

NUMERICAL CONTROL DEVICE, WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING APPARATUS USING THE SAME, AND WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING METHOD USING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A numerical control device for a wire electric discharge machining apparatus, that controls an oscillator outputting a
discharge pulse for the wire electric discharge machining apparatus and controls a servo amplifier controlling a servo motor
driving a wire electrode or a workpiece to cause relative movement therebetween, the numerical control device comprising:
a wire-breakage-sign-signal generator that generates a wire-breakage sign signal on the basis of machining state quantities
inputted from the oscillator;

a wire-breakage sign detector that outputs a machining-condition re-setting instruction and a wire-breakage threshold re-setting
instruction on the basis of the wire-breakage sign signal and a wire-breakage threshold;

a wire-breakage threshold setting unit that sets the wire-breakage threshold on the basis of the wire-breakage threshold re-setting
instruction and a wire-breakage signal to be inputted;

a machining energy calculator that calculates a machining energy on the basis of a discharge pulse count inputted from the
oscillator;

a machining speed measurement means that measures a machining speed on the basis of position information inputted from the
servo amplifier;

a board thickness calculator that calculates a board thickness of the workpiece on the basis of the machining energy and the
machining speed;

a machining-condition switcher that outputs a machining-condition switching instruction according to a predetermined algorithm
on the basis of the board thickness, the machining-condition re-setting instruction, and the wire-breakage signal;

a control unit that sends an oscillation instruction to the oscillator and sends a shaft feed instruction to the servo amplifier,
so as to make them operate according to a machining condition determined by the machining-condition switching instruction;

a machining-condition storage unit that stores the machining condition corresponding to the board thickness; and
a wire-breakage threshold storage unit that stores the wire-breakage threshold corresponding to the board thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,273,848

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT HAVING REFLECTING SUBSTANCES WITH HIGHER AND LOWER REFLECTIVITY FOR LIGHT OF NON-VISIBLE LIGHT WAVELENGTHS AND IMAGE READING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A light source unit, comprising:
a light source emitting visible light and light of a non-visible light wavelength;
a rod-like light guide at the end of which the light source is provided and in which incident light from the light source
is propagated in a long axis direction;

a reflector that is linear along the long axis direction and provided on the contour surface of the light guide; and
a reflecting structure encompassing the reflector and the light guide, having a given width in the direction perpendicular
to the long axis direction, and provided with an opening extending along the long axis direction,

wherein the reflector and reflecting structure are formed by a reflecting material containing a first reflecting substance
that reflects visible light and light of a non-visible light wavelength, having a lower reflectivity for light of non-visible
light wavelengths than reflectivity for visible light, and a second reflecting substance having a higher reflectivity for
light of a non-visible light wavelength than the first substance.

US Pat. No. 9,445,497

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first ceramic substrate;
a second ceramic substrate;
an inter-ceramic metal having an intermediate portion interposed between an upper surface of the first ceramic substrate and
a lower surface of the second ceramic substrate, a first surmounting portion formed on an upper surface of the second ceramic
substrate, a second surmounting portion formed on the upper surface of the second ceramic substrate, a first connection portion
abutting on an outer edge of the second ceramic substrate and connecting the intermediate portion and the first surmounting
portion, and a second connection portion abutting on an outer edge of the second ceramic substrate and connecting the intermediate
portion and the second surmounting portion;

a circuit pattern formed of a metal on the second ceramic substrate; and
a semiconductor element provided on the circuit pattern,
wherein a current flowing through the semiconductor element flows through the inter-ceramic metal.

US Pat. No. 9,278,828

GROUP MANAGEMENT CONTROL DEVICE FOR ELEVATOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A group management control device for elevator which manages a plurality of elevators as a bank, comprising:
a hall call registration device by use of which a user registers a hall call;
a walking time prediction section which predicts a walking time required by the user to reach the entrance to each of the
elevators from the hall call registration device on the basis of the distance from the hall call registration device to the
entrance to each of the elevator; and

a hall call assignment section which decides the elevator to be assigned to the registered hall call on the basis of an evaluation
value calculated by using the walking time predicted by the walking time prediction section, wherein

the plurality of elevators managed as a bank are divided into a plurality of groups according to the distance from the hall
call registration device, and

the walking time prediction section predicts the walking time for each of the groups by using the same value preset as the
distance for the elevators belonging to the same group.

US Pat. No. 9,453,668

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS AND REFRIGERANT CIRCULATING METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus, for circulating a refrigerant, including an ejector having a driving refrigerant inlet
into which a driving refrigerant flows, a suction refrigerant inlet into which a suction refrigerant flows, and a mixed refrigerant
outlet through which a mixed refrigerant which is a mixture of the driving refrigerant and the suction refrigerant flows out,
the refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising:
a first refrigerant path in which a discharge side of a compressor, a condenser, a first flow control valve, a refrigerant
storage container which stores excess refrigerant, a second flow control valve, and a first evaporator are connected in this
order via pipes and a refrigerant outlet of the first evaporator is connected to the suction refrigerant inlet of the ejector
via a first pipe;

a second refrigerant path in which the mixed refrigerant outlet of the ejector, a second evaporator, and a refrigerant inlet
side of the compressor are connected in this order via pipes;

a third refrigerant path which branches from a branch portion in a middle of a pipe connecting a refrigerant outlet of the
condenser and the first flow control valve in the first refrigerant path and is connected to the driving refrigerant inlet
of the ejector via a third pipe;

a bypass which branches from a downstream side of the refrigerant storage container and an upstream side of the second flow
control valve in the first refrigerant path on a downstream side of the branch portion and is connected between the mixed
refrigerant outlet of the ejector and the second evaporator via a bypass pipe in the second refrigerant path and a bypass
flow control unit is provided in a middle of the bypass pipe, which controls a flow rate of the refrigerant; and

a driving flow control unit which adjusts a flow rate of the refrigerant flowing as the driving refrigerant into the driving
refrigerant inlet of the ejector via the third refrigerant path; and

a controller which controls the opening degrees of the driving flow control unit and the bypass flow control unit, wherein
opening degrees of the driving flow control unit and the bypass flow control unit are controlled to control a flow rate of
the refrigerant, and

the controller determines the opening degree of the bypass flow control unit, and controls the opening degree of the driving
flow control unit if determining that the opening degree of the bypass flow control unit is in a closed state.

US Pat. No. 9,272,877

OPERATION DEVICE FOR AN ELEVATOR THAT INCLUDES AN ELEVATOR ACCESS RESTRICTION DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An operation device for an elevator, comprising:
a landing destination-floor reservation device for storing, by input of personal-authentication information and destination-floor
information thereto, the personal-authentication information to register a destination floor for a car;

a car control device for raising and lowering the car based on information from the landing destination-floor reservation
device; and

a user restriction device to which personal-authentication information is input, for checking the input personal-authentication
information against the personal-authentication information input to the landing destination-floor reservation device to restrict
boarding of users on the car for each of the users that have input personal-authentication information to each of the landing
destination-floor reservation device and the user restriction device.

US Pat. No. 9,255,561

ENGINE STARTING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An engine starting device for an idle-stop system for stopping an engine when an idle-stop condition is satisfied, the
engine starting device comprising:
a starter motor;
a pinion portion which is to be spline-coupled to an output shaft side of the starter motor, and is slidable in an axial direction;
a pushing mechanism for pushing a pinion gear of the pinion portion to a position at which the pinion gear comes into meshing
engagement with a ring gear; and

an integrated switch for operating a motor-energization switch to pull a plunger after the pinion gear is pushed, by configuring
a switch for actuating the pushing mechanism and turning ON/OFF an energization current to the starter motor by a single plunger
coil,

wherein when a restart request is issued after an engine stop is requested and therefore the integrated switch is placed in
an ON state, operation timing of the pushing mechanism and coil-operation timing of the plunger coil are set so that the starter
motor avoids operating until the pinion gear comes into contact or meshing engagement with the ring gear; and

the engine is restarted when a predetermined condition is satisfied even during inertial rotation of the engine,
wherein, when the integrated switch is placed in the ON state, the pinion portion includes a distal end portion having a shape
for synchronization and a one-way clutch so that the pinion gear is pushed to be brought into contact with the ring gear to
synchronize the pinion gear to achieve meshing engagement on a torque-transmission surface of the pinion gear even during
rotation of the ring gear, the distal end portion is provided at a distal end of the pinion gear as a surface shape exclusive
for synchronization having a tooth thickness smaller than that of the torque-transmission surface.

US Pat. No. 9,270,151

STARTER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A starter comprising:
a motor;
an electromagnetic switch that turns on/off power supply to the motor;
a clutch that transmits rotative force from the motor to a pinion gear to be engaged with a ring gear in an internal combustion
engine, and that is reciprocally movable relative to the ring gear;

a shift lever that is coupled at its one end portion with a plunger of the electromagnetic switch, and that has a straddle
portion in a bifurcated form of its other end portion straddling the clutch;

a shift piece for joining the clutch and the shift lever together, that is relatively rotatably fitted to a groove of the
clutch, and is also relatively rotatably coupled with the straddle portion of the shift lever;

wherein the shift lever makes its pivotal seesaw motion in conjunction with a reciprocal movement of the plunger, and the
pinion gear is engaged with or released from the ring gear by a reciprocal movement of the clutch in conjunction with the
pivotal seesaw motion, and

wherein the shift piece is configured separately by a ring-like shift piece (shift piece A) mounting to the groove of the
clutch, and another shift piece B mounting to the shift lever, the shift piece A and the shift piece B being mounted in a
form coupled together,

wherein shift piece B continuously extends at least halfway around a circumference of the ring-like shift piece (shift piece
A),

wherein the ring-like shift piece has a groove formed on its ring-like circumference portion for joining and supporting the
shift piece B and a latching recess for the shift piece B formed on the groove,

wherein the groove has a first wall face and a second wall face opposite the first wall face extending along its ring-like
circumference portion,

wherein the shift piece B has a first lateral side portion and second lateral side portion, and
wherein the first wall face and the first lateral side portion are configured to respectively contact with and push against
each other, and the second wall face and the second lateral side portion are configured to respectively contact with and push
against each other.

US Pat. No. 9,545,020

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electronic control device comprising:
a control unit which has a plurality of input/output control terminals provided on a circuit board with electronic components
mounted thereon,

wherein the control unit communicates a control signal with a host controller through an input/output control terminal and
a control signal connector and controls an actuator to be control-target equipment through the input/output control terminals
and an input/output connector,

second wiring conductors in contact with the input/output control terminals to connect the input/output control terminals
and the input/output connector, first wiring conductors in contact with the input/output control terminals to connect the
input/output control terminals and the control signal connector, and the control unit are stored in a region surrounded by
an annular peripheral wall member, a base covering one side of the annular peripheral wall member, and a cover covering the
other side of the annular peripheral wall member,

a first interior packing is interposed between the cover and the annular peripheral wall member, a second interior packing
is interposed between the base and the annular peripheral wall member, a first pressing elastic mat which presses contact
portions between the input/output control terminals and the first wiring conductors from the inner surface side of the cover
and a second pressing elastic mat which presses contact portions between the input/output control terminals and the second
wiring conductors from the inner surface side of the base are arranged, the cover, the base, and the annular peripheral wall
member are fastened and fixed to one another by at least first fixing members, and the cover and the base are fastened to
each other by the first fixing members, such that the cover, the first interior packing, the annular peripheral wall member,
the second interior packing, and the base are fastened in a sealed state, and

the input/output control terminals and the second wiring conductors are brought into elastic contact with each other by the
second pressing elastic mat, the input/output control terminals and the first wiring conductors are brought into elastic contact
with each other by the first pressing elastic mat,

the first interior packing and the second interior packing are non-adhesive elastic packings, if the cover is opened, the
input/output control terminals, the second wiring conductors, and the first wiring conductors are separated from one another
to detach the control unit, and the relative positions of the input/output control terminals and the second wiring conductors,
and the relative positions of the input/output control terminals and the first wiring conductors are regulated by positioning
pins protruding from the cover or positioning pins protruding from the base.

US Pat. No. 9,261,038

VEHICLE ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A vehicle engine control apparatus for sequentially driving respective fuel-injection electromagnetic valves provided on
cylinders of a multi-cylinder engine, comprising:
an input/output interface circuit unit for two or more groups of electromagnetic coils that drive the electromagnetic valves;
a voltage boosting circuit unit that generates a boosted high voltage for rapidly exciting the electromagnetic coils; and
a calculation control circuit unit formed mainly of a microprocessor,
wherein the two or more groups of electromagnetic coils include at least a first group of electromagnetic coils and a second
group of electromagnetic coils, which are two or more groups of electromagnetic coils that perform fuel injection alternately
and sequentially among the groups,

wherein the input/output interface circuit unit is provided with a power supply control opening/closing devices including
a first low-voltage opening/closing device that connects the first group of electromagnetic coils with a vehicle battery and
a second low-voltage opening/closing device that connects the second group of electromagnetic coils with the vehicle battery,
a first and second high-voltage opening/closing devices that are connected with the output of the voltage boosting circuit
unit, respective selective opening/closing devices separately connected with the electromagnetic coils, and a first and second
current detection resistors that are connected with the first and second electromagnetic coils, respectively,

wherein the calculation control circuit unit is provided with a low-speed multichannel A/D converter, a high-speed multichannel
A/D converter, and an auxiliary control circuit unit that collaborate with the microprocessor,

wherein low-speed-change analogue sensors including an air flow sensor that detects an intake amount of the multi-cylinder
engine and a fuel pressure sensor for injection fuel are connected with the multi-channel A/D converter; and digital conversion
data proportional to a signal voltage of each of the sensors is stored in a buffer memory connected with the microprocessor
through a bus line,

wherein respective analogue signal voltages proportional to the voltages across the first and second current detection resistors
are inputted to the high-speed A/D converter; and multi-input-channel digital conversion data pieces obtained by the high-speed
A/D converter are stored in a first and second present value registers,

wherein the auxiliary control circuit unit includes a first numeral value comparator that compares a value stored in a first
setting value register with a value stored in the first present value register and a second numeral value comparator that
compares a value stored in a second setting value register with a value stored in the second present value register, a first
and second high-speed timers and at least one of a first and second peak-hold registers, and a first and second dedicated
circuit units,

wherein the first numeral value comparator and the second numeral value comparator compare setting data pieces that are sent
from the microprocessor, preliminarily stored in the first setting value register and the second setting value register, and
serve as control constants for excitation currents for the electromagnetic coils with actually measured data pieces proportional
to the present values, of the excitation currents, that are stored in the first and second present value registers; then,
the first numeral value comparator and the second numeral value comparator generate a first and second determination logic
outputs,

wherein in response to the signal voltages, from the air flow sensor and the fuel pressure sensor, that are inputted to the
multi-channel A/D converter and the operation of the crank angle sensor, which is one of the opening/closing sensors, the
microprocessor determines generation timings and valve-opening command generation periods of valve-opening command signals
for the electromagnetic coils,

wherein in response to the valve-opening command signals and the first and second determination logic outputs, the first and
second dedicated circuit units generate opening/closing command signals including a first and second high-voltage opening/closing
command signals for the first and second high-voltage opening/closing devices, a first and second low-voltage opening/closing
command signals for the first and second low-voltage opening/closing devices, and selective opening/closing command signals
for the selective opening/closing devices,

wherein the first and second high-speed timers measure and store, as an actually measured reaching time, the time from a time
point when the valve-opening command signal is generated and any one of the first and second high-voltage opening/closing
devices and the selective opening/closing devices is driven to close to a time point when the excitation current for the electromagnetic
coil reaches a predetermined setting cutoff current,

wherein the first and second peak-hold registers store, as an actually measured peak currents, the maximum values of the first
and second present value registers during a period in which the valve-opening command signals are generated, and

wherein the microprocessor is further provided with correction control units that read monitoring storage data, which is the
actually measured reaching time or the actually measured peak current, that monitor a generation state of the rapid excitation
current, and that adjust setting data for the first and second setting value registers or a valve-opening command generation
period of the valve-opening command signal in such a way that the amount of fuel injection by the fuel-injection electromagnetic
valve becomes a desired value.

US Pat. No. 9,238,396

AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An air-conditioning apparatus for a vehicle comprising:
a casing divided into an indoor chamber and an outdoor chamber by a partition plate;
a cover for placing on a top of the casing; and
a refrigeration cycle device placed across the indoor chamber and the outdoor chamber in the casing,
wherein a side plate constituting the casing is extruded in one piece of metal,
wherein the side plate includes a plate-shaped attachment portion on an outer surface thereof such that the attachment portion
extends in a longitudinal direction of the side plate and protrudes outwardly from the side plate,

wherein the attachment portion includes a support on a lower surface thereof such that the support extends in a longitudinal
direction of the attachment portion and protrudes downwardly from the attachment portion, the support having a curtain rail
structure, and

wherein the support is molded so as to have a downwardly opening, substantially C-shaped cross-section.

US Pat. No. 9,559,612

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power conversion device comprising:
a capacitor series circuit composed of a first smoothing capacitor and a second smoothing capacitor connected in series to
each other; and

a power conversion section including a plurality of semiconductor switching elements and for performing power conversion between
DC power of the capacitor series circuit and AC power,

the power conversion device further comprising:
a first connection line connecting a positive electrode of the capacitor series circuit and a positive electrode of the power
conversion section;

a second connection line connecting a negative electrode of the capacitor series circuit and a negative electrode of the power
conversion section; and

a third connection line connecting in series the first smoothing capacitor and the second smoothing capacitor, wherein
one of the first and second connection lines is composed of two bus bars that are not adjacent to each other and that are
connected in parallel to each other, the other of the first and second connection lines is composed of one bus bar disposed
so as to be adjacent to one of the two bus bars connected in parallel to each other, the third connection line is composed
of one bus bar, and the four bus bars in total are stacked in close contact with one another via insulating layers to form
a stacked bus bar.

US Pat. No. 9,280,150

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A numerical controller that controls a relative position and a tool posture of a tool relative to a work of a multi-axes
machine tool, which includes a translation movement shaft performing a translation movement of the tool relative to the work,
and a rotation driving shaft rotating and moving a table with the work placed thereon, based on an instruction path of each
driving shaft and an instruction feeding speed of an entire driving shaft combination, the numerical controller comprising:
a feeding speed determination portion which outputs a feeding speed; and
an interpolation portion which obtains an interpolation position of each driving shaft for each control cycle that is moved
along the instruction path at the feeding speed,

wherein, when an amount of translation movement of the tool relative to the work is 0 or relatively small, the feeding speed
determination portion obtains a maximum allowed feeding speed along the instruction path, without outputting the instruction
feeding speed to be instructed by a processing program to the interpolation portion, obtains a reference feeding speed of
the entire driving shaft combination so that a translation speed of the tool tip point relative to the work is set to an observation
target speed, and among the obtained maximum allowed feeding speed and the obtained reference feeding speed, outputs a smaller
feeding speed to the interpolation portion.

US Pat. No. 9,274,265

SURFACE LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A surface light source apparatus comprising:
a point light source; and
a light guide plate having a hole formed near one side surface thereof, said hole being formed at a position where said point
light source is to be arranged, wherein

said one side surface of said light guide plate has, in a portion thereof near said hole, a prism having a saw-toothed shape
in a cross-section thereof parallel to a front surface of said light guide plate;

a wall surface of the light guide plate that defines a side surface of the hole has a first protrusion protruding toward a
center of the hole;

the first protrusion is disposed at a portion of the side surface of the hole that is closest to the one side surface;
said first protrusion is a convex lens having a focal point thereof positioned at a center of light emission of said point
light source; and

a conic constant K of a curved surface of said convex lens satisfies ?1

US Pat. No. 9,357,678

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A semiconductor module that can be attached to a heat sink, the semiconductor module comprising
a case housing a component of said semiconductor module, and
an elastic member having one end embedded in a bottom surface of said case and an opposite end in abutting contact with a
main plane of said heat sink,

said elastic member forming a gap between said case and said heat sink, heat conductive grease being applied into the gap
to be interposed between said case and said heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,281,680

POWER SWITCHING CIRCUIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power switching circuit, comprising:
a power semiconductor element that includes a main switching element connected in parallel with a main body diode and a sense
switching element connected in parallel with a sense body diode;

a reverse overcurrent detection circuit that detects an overcurrent flowing in a reverse direction out of currents flowing
through a parallel-connection body of the sense switching element and the sense body diode; and

a control circuit that drives a gate of the power semiconductor element; wherein
when the reverse overcurrent detection circuit detects a reverse overcurrent, the control circuit controls the main switching
element and the sense switching element to turn on.

US Pat. No. 9,362,391

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor device comprising an MOSFET that includes:
a well region formed in an upper surface portion of a silicon carbide semiconductor layer;
a source region formed in an upper surface portion of said well region;
a source electrode formed on said source region;
a gate oxide film formed on said well region and said source region; and
a gate electrode formed on said gate oxide film,
wherein an impurity concentration at an upper surface portion of said source region is 1×1018 cm?3 or less,

wherein a peak of the impurity concentration in said source region is 1×1018 cm?3 or more, and

wherein the peak of the impurity concentration in said source region is in a location of the source region different from
the surface portion of the source region at a depth deeper than an interface between said source region and a bottom surface
of said source electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,301,418

WATERPROOF CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A waterproof control unit, comprising:
a casing comprising a base and a cover;
a circuit board hermetically housed in the casing,
the circuit board including a circuit component and a plurality of external connection contact terminals having mounted thereon,
the circuit board including a connector housing made of a resin forming material having positioned and fixed thereto;
a first sealing gap defined between opposing surfaces of the connector housing and the cover;
a second sealing gap defined between opposing surfaces of the connector housing and the base; and
a third sealing gap defined between opposing surfaces of the base and the cover,
the first sealing gap, the second sealing gap, and the third sealing gap each being filled with a waterproof sealing material,
and being provided so as to expose, from the casing, an end surface of the connector housing having the plurality of external
connection contact terminals passing through the end surface,

at least one of the first sealing gap and the second sealing gap comprising: a narrow-gap space defined by a pair of slope
portions formed by the connector housing and one of the cover and the base; apart of a pair of outer-step flat portions communicating
to the pair of slope portions; and a part of a pair of inner-step flat portions,

the pair of outer-step flat portions being positioned on an outer side of the casing with respect to the pair of inner-step
flat portions,

the waterproof control unit further comprising a gap regulating member and a plane movement regulating member provided in
one of the gap between the connector housing and the cover, defining the first sealing gap and the gap between the connector
housing and the base, defining the second sealing gap,

the gap regulating member comprising a gap-setting protrusion provided on one of the pair of outer-step flat portions, which
are formed by the connector housing and the one of the cover and the base, or one of the pair of inner-step flat portions,
which are formed by the connector housing and the one of the cover and the base,

the gap-setting protrusion being brought into abutment on another of the pair of outer-step flat portions or another of the
pair of inner-step flat portions,

the plane movement regulating member comprising at least a pair of opposing members for regulating a relative position of
the connector housing so that a horizontal gap dimension between the pair of slope portions, which are formed by the connector
housing and the one of the cover and the base, falls within a predetermined range,

the pair of opposing members comprising:
a positioning protrusion formed on one of the connector housing and the cover, or on one of the connector housing and the
base; and

a positioning fitting hole formed on another of the connector housing and the cover, or on another of the connector housing
and the base,

the positioning protrusion being loosely fitted into the positioning fitting hole.

US Pat. No. 9,284,907

FUEL PUMP CONTROL APPARATUS OF ENGINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A fuel pump control apparatus of an engine, comprising:
an operation condition detection portion that detects an operation condition of the engine;
a motorized fuel pump furnished with a fuel pressure regulation function;
an injector that supplies the engine with fuel according to a fuel pressure supplied from the motorized fuel pump;
a power generation portion that generates power by manual rotational driving of a crank shaft of the engine; and
a control portion that is activated by a voltage generated by the power generation portion and computes an amount of fuel
to be injected and calculates a fuel pump driving duty according to a detected value from the operation condition detection
portion,

wherein the control portion includes:
an injector injection amount calculation functioning portion that calculates an amount of injector injection to be supplied
to the engine according to the operation condition of the engine;

a fuel consumption amount calculation functioning portion that calculates an amount of fuel the engine is consuming on a basis
of the amount of injector injection, a number of cylinders of the engine, and an engine rotation speed of the engine;

a pump driving fuel amount calculation functioning portion that calculates an amount of fuel to drive the motorized fuel pump
on a basis of an output of the fuel consumption amount calculation functioning portion;

a target motor speed calculation functioning portion that calculates a target motor speed on a basis of an output of the pump
driving fuel amount calculation functioning portion;

a driving duty calculation functioning portion that calculates the fuel pump driving duty indicating time periods during which
the motorized fuel pump is driven, on a basis of an output of the target motor speed calculation functioning portion; and

a feedback (F/B) correction value calculation functioning portion that finds a deviation between an actual motor speed detected
from the motorized fuel pump and the target motor speed and calculates a F/B correction value of the fuel pump driving duty
so that the deviation is eliminated, wherein:

in a case where a state in which the operation condition of the engine is stable for a predetermined time period or longer
and the F/B correction value is stable without yielding the deviation between the actual motor speed and the target motor
speed for the predetermined time period or longer, the control portion learns the F/B correction value and stores the F/B
correction value in a memory region in the control portion, so that when the control portion is activated a next time after
the predetermined time period elapses, the control portion starts control by correcting the fuel pump driving duty with the
stored, learned F/B correction value in addition to a subsequent F/B correction value calculated when the control portion
is activated the next time.

US Pat. No. 9,275,928

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:
a multilayer ceramic substrate;
a metallic ring located on the multilayer ceramic substrate;
an internal heat sink located on the multilayer ceramic substrate and inside the metallic ring;
an optical semiconductor element located on the internal heat sink; and
a metallic cap with a window, wherein
the metallic cap is joined to the metallic ring and covers the optical semiconductor element, and
an inner end of the metallic ring is in contact with the internal heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,655,270

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC NOISE CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a plurality of circuit boards having signal grounds;
a conductive plate electrically connected to the signal grounds of the plurality of circuit boards;
a board housing frame that houses the plurality of circuit boards and the conductive plate and has a frame surface serving
as a frame ground; and

a dielectric provided between the frame surface of the board housing frame and the conductive plate.

US Pat. No. 9,107,281

DRIFT TUBE LINEAR ACCELERATOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A drift tube linear accelerator comprising drift tube electrodes arranged in an acceleration cavity, for accelerating charged
particles along a beam-acceleration center axis by an electric field generated between one of the drift tube electrode and
another of the drift tube electrodes adjacent thereto, wherein:
the acceleration cavity is configured with a center plate and a pair of half cylindrical tubes;
the center plate comprises a ridge, stems and the drift tube electrodes, each stem connecting the ridge and the drift tube
electrode, which are made from a common block; and

the acceleration cavity is configured, as seen in cross section perpendicular to the beam-acceleration center axis, whose
inner diameter in X-direction that is perpendicular to a central axis in planar direction in which the stem of the center
plate extends and that is passing through the beam-acceleration center axis, is longer than whose inner diameter in Y-direction
parallel to said central axis in planar direction.

US Pat. No. 9,263,356

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a partition in lattice form forming a plurality of housing sections; and
a plurality of circuit blocks electrically connected one to another in a state of being housed in the housing sections to
form a power semiconductor circuit,

wall surface electrodes disposed on wall surfaces of the housing sections respectively and electrically connected to each
other between each adjacent pair of housing sections,

wherein external shapes of the circuit blocks are square shapes corresponding to unit lattice sizes of the housing sections,
the circuit blocks at least includes a semiconductor block and a terminal base block,
the semiconductor block includes a semiconductor element, an insulating material covering the semiconductor element, and an
electrode connected to the semiconductor element and led out from the insulating material,

the terminal base block includes a power terminal to which an external power wiring for supplying electric power to the semiconductor
element is electrically connected, and a screw hole into which a screw for fixing the power wiring is inserted,

the electrode in the semiconductor block is brought into contact with and electrically connected to the wall surface electrode
in a state where the semiconductor block is housed in the housing section, and

the power terminal in the terminal base block is brought into contact with and electrically connected to the wall surface
electrode in a state where the terminal base block is housed in the housing section.

US Pat. No. 9,285,620

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate disposed at a position facing said first substrate;
a transfer member provided at a corner portion in a bezel region of said first substrate and said second substrate;
a spacer member for maintaining a distance between said first substrate and said second substrate within a predetermined range;
a cutting mark made of the same material as that of said spacer member, and disposed on said first substrate between a cutting
line for the first substrate from a mother substrate and said transfer member;

a sealing member enclosing a display region between said first substrate and said second substrate; and
a cutting assist pattern disposed on said first substrate along said cutting line with a predetermined distance from said
cutting mark, wherein

said sealing member is separated so as to have two protrusions constituting an inlet for liquid crystals at the corner portion
of the bezel region of said first substrate and said second substrate, such that tip ends of the two protrusions are brought
into contact respectively with said cutting mark and said cutting assist pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,143,049

THREE-LEVEL POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A three-level power conversion apparatus comprising:
a direct current power supply circuit that has a positive side terminal, a negative side terminal and an intermediate potential
point;

a semiconductor module that is inserted between said positive side terminal and said negative side terminal; and
a bi-directional switch that is inserted between said intermediate potential point and said semiconductor module;
wherein said semiconductor module is composed of:
a first switch element with a collector thereof connected to the positive side terminal of said direct current power supply
circuit, and a diode connected in anti-parallel to said first switch element; and

a second switch element with an emitter thereof connected to the negative side terminal of said direct current power supply
circuit, and a diode connected in anti-parallel to said second switch element;

wherein said bi-directional switch is composed of a series circuit including a third switch element and a fourth switch element
that are connected between a connection point of an emitter of said first switch element and a collector of said second switch
element, and the intermediate potential point of said direct current power supply circuit;

wherein an electric potential of three levels is outputted from an output terminal of said semiconductor module;
wherein said three-level power conversion apparatus further comprises:
a first conductor that makes a connection between the positive side terminal of said direct current power supply circuit and
said first switch element;

a second conductor that makes a connection between the negative side terminal of said direct current power supply circuit
and said second switch element;

a third conductor that makes a connection between the intermediate potential point of said direct current power supply circuit
and said third switch element;

a fourth conductor that makes a connection between said fourth switch element and said connection point; and
a fifth conductor that makes a connection between said third switch element and said fourth switch element;
wherein said third conductor, said fourth conductor and said fifth conductor are electrically separate and coplanar;
wherein said first conductor, said second conductor and said third conductor, said fourth conductor and said fifth conductor
are arranged in a superposed manner on said semiconductor module and said bi-directional switch so that a three-layer wiring
structure is thereby achieved, and

said third conductor, said fourth conductor and said fifth conductor are separate and are arranged between said first and
second conductors, and at the same time, said third conductor, said fourth conductor and said fifth conductor are disposed
between insulating materials to form a close contact structure.

US Pat. No. 9,564,827

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power conversion device which is connected between an AC circuit for plural phases and a DC circuit and performs power
conversion between the AC circuit and the DC circuit, the power conversion device comprising:
a first arm and a second arm provided for each phase and having one ends connected in series to each other, wherein
the first arm and the second arm are each composed of one or a plurality of unit cells connected in series to each other,
each unit cell being composed of: a series unit including a plurality of semiconductor switches connected in series to each
other; and a DC capacitor connected in parallel to the series unit, a terminal of the semiconductor switch serving as an output
end of the unit cell,

a connection point between the first arm and the second arm for each phase is connected to a corresponding phase of the AC
circuit,

another one end of the first arm for each phase is connected to a positive side of the DC circuit, and
another one end of the second arm for each phase is connected to a negative side of the DC circuit,
the power conversion device further comprising:
circulating current calculation means for calculating a circulating current component for each phase which circulates between
the respective phases not via the AC circuit and the DC circuit; and

a circulating current control unit for controlling the circulating current component for each phase so as to follow a predetermined
circulating current command value,

the power conversion device thereby suppressing variation in voltages of the DC capacitors among the phases.

US Pat. No. 9,177,707

SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A superconducting magnet, comprising:
a pair of superconducting coils;
two heat shields surrounding said pair of superconducting coils, respectively;
two vacuum chambers accommodating said two heat shields, respectively, and facing each other with a predetermined space sandwiched
therebetween;

a magnetic shield covering at least a portion of said two vacuum chambers; and
two position adjustment mechanisms supporting said two vacuum chambers, respectively, in a position-adjustable manner,
said two position adjustment mechanisms changing distribution of a static magnetic field formed in said predetermined space
by said pair of superconducting coils, by adjusting relative positional relation between said two vacuum chambers,

said magnetic shield having two through holes as position references for adjustment of positions of said two vacuum chambers
by said two position adjustment mechanisms.

US Pat. No. 9,736,943

POWER MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power module comprising:
a plurality of partition wall plates that are provided in a case and form a trench;
a plurality of relay terminals whose electric potentials are different, that are formed so that the plurality of partition
wall plates are positioned therebetween and that are formed to be opposed with each other;

a printed circuit board to which the plurality of relay terminals are connected and which includes a slit at a position opposing
the trench; and

a shielding plate that is placed so that one end portion of the shielding plate is positioned in the trench, and so that an
amount by which the other end portion thereof protrudes from the slit is larger than amounts by which the relay terminals
protrude from the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,402,298

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RADIO FREQUENCY ACCELERATOR, RADIO FREQUENCY ACCELERATOR, AND CIRCULAR ACCELERATOR SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A method of manufacturing a radio frequency accelerator that includes a first-stage linear accelerator for accelerating
charged particles injected into the first-stage linear accelerator from an ion source; a second-stage linear accelerator for
accelerating a charged particle beam injected into the second-stage linear accelerator from the first-stage linear accelerator
through a matching section; a radio frequency power source for generating total radio frequency power to be supplied to the
first-stage linear accelerator and the second-stage linear accelerator; and a power distributor for distributively supplying
the total radio frequency power supplied from the radio frequency power source to the first-stage linear accelerator and the
second-stage linear accelerator, the method of manufacturing the radio frequency accelerator including:
a step of setting a value of a power distribution factor R for the power distributor to supply the radio frequency power to
the second-stage linear accelerator and a value of a ratio L/? of a length L of the matching section between an outlet of
the first-stage linear accelerator and an inlet of the second-stage linear accelerator to an angular frequency ? of the radio
frequency power, so that a charged particle beam is extracted from the second-stage linear accelerator over a range of the
total radio frequency power wider than a widest allowable range among allowable total radio frequency power ranges determined
for each phase of charged particles on the basis of phase acceptance of the second-stage accelerator.

US Pat. No. 9,278,400

ELECTRIC-DISCHARGE MACHINING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric-discharge machining device comprising:
an electric-discharge-state determination unit that makes a determination as to whether an electric discharging state between
a machining electrode and a workpiece is either a state of normal electric discharge or a state of abnormal electric discharge;
and

a machining-condition switching unit that changes at least one machining condition in machining of the workpiece according
to a determination result in the electric-discharge-state determination unit, wherein

the electric-discharge machining device further comprises:
a storage unit that stores therein a state amount according to the electric discharging state as an electric-discharge-state
determination indicator that is an indicator for determining the electric discharging state;

a standard-deviation calculation unit that calculates a standard deviation of the electric-discharge-state determination indicator
read from the storage unit; and

a boundary calculation unit that calculates a boundary to be applied to the determination as to whether the electric discharging
state is of the normal electric discharge or of the abnormal electric discharge made by the electric-discharge-state determination
unit based on the electric-discharge-state determination indicator, and wherein

in a preparation machining for calculating the boundary in the boundary calculation unit, the machining-condition switching
unit changes the machining condition according to a comparison result between the standard deviation calculated by the standard-deviation
calculation unit and a standard deviation reference set as a reference of the standard deviation, and

when the standard deviation calculated by the standard-deviation calculation unit is smaller than the standard deviation reference,
the boundary calculation unit calculates the boundary.

US Pat. No. 9,276,445

ROTOR AND INTERIOR PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotor constituting an interior permanent magnet motor, the rotor comprising:
a permanent magnet generating a magnetic field; and
a rotor core including a magnet insertion pocket to which the permanent magnet is inserted,
wherein, when the permanent magnet is inserted, the magnet insertion pocket is formed so as to provide a first space on a
side of a first end out of both ends of the permanent magnet in a circumferential direction and a second space on a side of
a second end out of the both ends of the permanent magnet in the circumferential direction of the permanent magnet, and

wherein the first space is formed on an outer circumferential side of the rotor core, between the rotor core and a first face
of the permanent magnet, the second space is formed, on the outer circumferential side of the rotor core, between the rotor
core and a second face of the permanent magnet, the first face of the permanent magnet and the second face of the permanent
magnet being perpendicular to a line that connects a center between adjacent permanent magnets and a center of the rotor core,
and

the first space of the permanent magnet includes the first face and the second space of another permanent magnet which is
adjacent, in the circumferential direction, to the permanent magnet, includes the second face, the first face of the permanent
magnet and the second face of the another permanent magnet being perpendicular to a same line.

US Pat. No. 9,276,461

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DRIVING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric power steering driving unit comprising:
an electric motor that outputs auxiliary torque to a handwheel of a vehicle;
a control apparatus having semiconductor switching devices that each control a current to the electric motor; and
a noise filter that prevents noise, produced when the semiconductor switching devices each control a current to the electric
motor, from being emitted,

wherein the noise filter is configured with a plurality of coils, capacitors that make pairs with the respective corresponding
coils, and a wiring material that performs connections among the coils and the capacitors,

a structure member into which all or part of said noise filter is configured;
wherein said structure member being physically separated from the control apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,279,866

MAGNETIC SENSOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A magnetic sensor comprising:
a magnet, disposed on one face of a conveyance path of an object of detection, that includes a magnetic pole of designated
length along a conveyance direction of the object of detection;

a soft magnetic body, disposed opposite the magnet along the conveyance direction with the conveyance path therebetween, that
generates a cross magnetic field that crosses the conveyance path formed between the soft magnetic body and the magnet; and

a magnetoresistance element, affixed to a surface of the soft magnetic body facing the conveyance path at a fixed location
relative to the magnet, and having magneto-sensing action in the conveyance direction,

wherein a center of the magnetoresistance element in the conveyance direction is offset forwards or backwards in the conveyance
direction from a center of the magnet in the conveyance direction.

US Pat. No. 9,280,942

ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, SHIFT REGISTER CIRCUIT, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a MOS capacitor element having two terminals which overlap with one another, wherein
a first terminal of the two terminals of said MOS capacitor element is a gate electrode of an a-Si (amorphous silicon) transistor,
a second terminal of the two terminals of the MOS capacitor element is at least one current electrode of said a-Si transistor,
the gate electrode of said a-Si transistor is defined by a gate length and a gate width,
the gate length of said a-Si transistor is longer than the gate width of said a-Si transistor, and
an active layer of said a-Si transistor is disposed between the two terminals of the MOS capacitor element.

US Pat. No. 9,622,368

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
first and second semiconductor modules, wherein each of the first and second semiconductor modules includes a semiconductor
chip, a case surrounding the semiconductor chip, and a main electrode connected to the semiconductor chip and led out to an
upper surface of case; and

a connecting electrode connected and fixed to the main electrodes of the first and second semiconductor modules,
wherein the connecting electrode is formed only of a metal plate,
opposite ends of the connecting electrode are bent downward to form hook portions, and
grooves in which the hook portions are caught are provided in the upper surfaces of the cases of the first and second semiconductor
modules.

US Pat. No. 9,734,818

INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An information providing device that provides text information for voice synthesis for a voice synthesis device, said information
providing device comprising:
an acquirer to acquire text information;
a detector to detect words acoustically similar to each other from said text information;
a storage to store a synonym which is brought into correspondence with each of words in advance;
a selector to select a synonym from said storage, said synonym corresponding to a word detected by said detector and being
acoustically neither same as nor similar to any word existing in said text information;

a replacer to replace the word detected by said detector with the synonym selected by said selector; and
an outputter to output said text information after being replaced by said replacer as said text information for voice synthesis.

US Pat. No. 9,285,142

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus, comprising:
a compressor, a first heat exchanger, an expansion device, and a second heat exchanger connected in a refrigerant circuit;
a refrigeration cycle wherein a refrigerant that transits through a supercritical state flows within the refrigerant circuit;
the first heat exchanger being distributed with the refrigerant in a supercritical state and being functioned as a gas cooler,
or being distributed with the refrigerant in a subcritical state and being functioned as a condenser;

the second heat exchanger being distributed with the refrigerant in a low-pressure two-phase state and being functioned as
an evaporator; and

refrigerating machine oil enclosed within the refrigerant circuit, the refrigerating machine oil having immiscibility or poor
miscibility with the refrigerant in a whole of an operating temperature range, or refrigerating machine oil enclosed within
the refrigerant circuit, the refrigerating machine oil having immiscibility or poorly miscibility with the refrigerant at
and above a certain temperature in the operating temperature range and having miscibility with the refrigerant below the certain
temperature,

a flow dividing device that is disposed at any position in a passage between an outlet side of the first heat exchanger and
an inlet side of the expansion device, the flow dividing device being configured to divide a flow of the refrigerant into
two or more parts, the flow dividing device being disposed in a position where the refrigerant is in a liquid state when the
refrigerant is operated in the subcritical state, and being configured such that a direction of the refrigerant flowing into
the flow dividing device is in a horizontal direction or in a vertically upward direction,

a plurality of indoor units, each indoor unit arranged in a position to air-condition a space, each indoor unit housing a
use side heat exchanger through which a heat medium different from air flows, the use side heat exchanger being configured
to exchange heat between the heat medium and ambient air;

a heat source side heat exchanger configured to function as either one of the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger
to exchange heat between the refrigerant and the ambient air;

at least two heat exchangers related to heat medium configured to function as the other one of the first heat exchanger and
the second heat exchanger to exchange heat between the refrigerant and the heat medium;

a first refrigerant flow switching device configured to switch a passage on the outlet side of the compressor between the
heat source side heat exchanger and the heat exchangers related to heat medium;

a second refrigerant flow switching device configured to switch a refrigerant passage of each of the heat exchangers related
to heat medium between a high-pressure side passage, the refrigerant at a high temperature and a high pressure flowing through
the high-pressure-side passage connected to the outlet side of the compressor or the outlet side of the heat source side heat
exchanger, and a low-pressure side passage, the refrigerant at a low temperature and a low pressure flowing through the low-pressure
side passage connected to the inlet side of the compressor or the inlet side of the heat source side heat exchanger;

a heat medium sending device configured to circulate the heat medium between the heat exchangers related to heat medium and
the use side heat exchangers;

a plurality of use side flow control devices arranged on the inlet sides or outlet sides of heat medium passages of the plurality
of use side heat exchangers, respectively, each use side flow control device being configured to control the amount of the
heat medium circulated through the corresponding use side heat exchanger; and

a plurality of heat medium flow switching devices arranged on the inlet sides and the outlet sides of the heat medium passages
of the plurality of use side heat exchangers.

US Pat. No. 9,215,825

GAS INSULATED SWITCHGEAR

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A gas insulated switchgear comprising:
a ground tank which houses a circuit breaker and is filled with insulating gas;
a current transformer mounting cylindrical body whose one side is mounted on an opening portion formed on the upper side of
said ground tank;

a porcelain bushing whose one side is mounted on the other side of said current transformer mounting cylindrical body; and
a main circuit conductor which is passed through said porcelain bushing and said current transformer mounting cylindrical
body, one side of said main circuit conductor being connected to said circuit breaker and the other side thereof being connected
to a main circuit terminal provided on the other side of said porcelain bushing,

said gas insulated switchgear including:
an insulator which is provided extending further downward than the lower end of said current transformer mounting cylindrical
body and increasing its extended insulator outer diameter more than an insulator outer diameter located in said current transformer
mounting cylindrical body, and extending further upward than a coupling portion between said current transformer mounting
cylindrical body and said porcelain bushing and increasing its extended insulator outer diameter more than the insulator outer
insulator diameter located in said current transformer mounting cylindrical body, in a region where said main circuit conductor
is located in said current transformer mounting cylindrical body; and

a ground shield which is arranged in said insulator, and which is provided extending further downward than the lower end of
said current transformer mounting cylindrical body and extending further upward than the coupling portion between said current
transformer mounting cylindrical body and said porcelain bushing.

US Pat. No. 9,730,349

WATERPROOF-TYPE CONTROL UNIT AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A waterproof-type control unit comprising:
a casing made up of a base and a cover; and a circuit board hermetically accommodated in the casing to which one end of each
of a plurality of contact terminals for external connection, which are pressed into a connector housing that is a resin molded
member, and a plurality of circuit components, are soldered and connected,

the waterproof-type control unit further comprising a waterproof sealing material that fills a first sealing gap that is provided
on opposing surfaces of the connector housing and the cover, a second sealing gap that is provided on opposing surfaces of
the connector housing and the base, and a third sealing gap that is provided on opposing surfaces of the base and the cover,
in order to expose an end face of the connector housing, through which the plurality of contact terminals penetrate, out of
the casing, wherein

the connector housing is provided with a partition wall in which the plurality of the contact terminals are held by press-fitting,
the end face of the connector housing is of trapezoid shape; a long bottom side of the trapezoid is fixed to one side of the
circuit board, a portion of the circuit board jutting out from one side opposes the base across the second sealing gap, and
a short top side and left and right oblique sides of the trapezoid oppose an inner surface of a lateral opening of the cover
across the first sealing gap;

the cover is provided with a pair of first sealing concave surface sections, which constitute part of a cover-side gap surface
of the first sealing gap, opposing a pair of trapezoid oblique side sections of the connector housing, and with a third sealing
concave surface section, which constitutes a cover-side gap surface of the third sealing gap, opposing the base;

a second sealing concave surface section is provided on the long bottom side of the connector housing, which forms the second
sealing gap, opposing the base, and the second sealing concave surface section and the third sealing concave surface section
communicate with each other to form a concave surface section of an annular sealing gap;

the cover is further provided with overlap reservoirs into which part of the waterproof sealing material flows, and with replenishing
inclined surface sections that are provided in trapezoid oblique side sections of the cover and that are parallel to the first
sealing concave surface sections, at a connection and merging position of the first sealing concave surface sections and the
third sealing concave surface section; and

the waterproof sealing material for the first sealing gap is applied turning around at a first sealing gap surface and the
replenishing inclined surface sections of the cover, via the overlap reservoirs.

US Pat. No. 9,795,067

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a housing including a sealable housing section;
a plurality of heat generating components accommodated within the housing section;
an internal-side heat exchange section disposed in contact with one inner surface of one wall of the housing configuring the
housing section, the one inner surface facing the housing section;

an external-side heat exchange section including:
a first external-side heat exchange section portion disposed in contact with one outer surface of the one wall in an opposed
relationship with the internal-side heat exchange section, the one outer surface facing an outside of the housing section;
and

a second external-side heat exchange section portion for heat exchange between the heat generating components and external
air outside the housing section; and

an internal fan accommodated within the housing section, wherein
the heat generating components include a high-heat generating component disposed in contact with the one inner surface in
an opposed relationship with the second external-side heat exchange section portion, the high-heat generating component generating
a largest amount of heat among the heat generating components during an operation,

the internal fan circulates internal air in the housing section to deliver the internal air to the internal-side heat exchange
section,

heat exchange between the high-heat generating component and the external air outside the housing section is effected through
the second external-side heat exchange section portion, and

heat exchange between the internal air inside the housing section and the external air outside the housing section is effected
through the internal-side heat exchange section and the first external-side heat exchange section portion.

US Pat. No. 9,278,455

ROBOT JOINT STRUCTURE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A robot joint structure that includes an arm, in which a pair of wrist supporting portions is formed at first end side,
and a wrist, in which a hand interface, supported by a hand interface supporting portion, is arranged at an second end side
and which is sandwiched and pivotally supported by the pair of wrist supporting portions, and in which a cable member connected
to the hand interface is arranged to extend through an inside of the wrist, wherein
the arm includes
a wrist driving motor and a hand driving motor that are arranged on a base side with respect to the wrist supporting portions,
a wrist driving pulley that is arranged in one of the pair of wrist supporting portions and to which rotation of the wrist
driving motor is transmitted, and

a hand driving pulley that is arranged in another of the pair of wrist supporting portions such that it is coaxial with the
wrist driving pulley and to which rotation of the hand driving motor is transmitted, and

the wrist includes a wrist housing that includes a wrist driving structural portion to which rotation is transmitted from
the wrist driving pulley, a cylindrical portion that is arranged coaxially with a rotational axis of the wrist driving structural
portion and is penetrated by a first hand driving shaft to which rotation is transmitted from the hand driving pulley, a cable
introducing portion that forms an annular gap with the cylindrical portion, and a hand-driving-shaft penetrating portion that
is penetrated by a second hand driving shaft that is orthogonal to the first hand driving shaft and rotates the hand interface
by rotation of the first hand driving shaft being transmitted thereto, and

the cable member, which comes out of the arm from the another of the pair of wrist supporting portions at the first end side,
is drawn into the wrist housing from the annular gap and is routed to the hand interface supporting portion at the second
end side in a slackened state in the wrist housing,

wherein the cable is routed to an inside of the hand interface supporting portion through an inner face of the hand interface
supporting portion which faces the inside of the wrist housing, wherein the cable member, which is drawn into the wrist housing
from the annular gap, is routed to the hand interface supporting portion after being bent into a U shape around the cylindrical
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,279,591

AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An air-conditioning apparatus comprising:
a refrigeration cycle device connecting a compressor that compresses a refrigerant, a refrigerant flow path switching device
that switches a circulation path of the refrigerant, a heat source side heat exchanger that exchanges heat of the refrigerant,
an expansion device that regulates a pressure of the refrigerant, and intermediate heat exchangers by piping to constitute
a refrigeration cycle;

a heat medium circulation circuit including,
a plurality of heat medium feeding devices for circulating a heat medium, the intermediate heat exchangers exchange heat directly
between the refrigerant and the heat medium for heating or cooling the heat medium,

a plurality of use side heat exchangers exchanging heat between air, which is a heat exchange target, and the heat medium
by-piping and

a plurality of flow path switching devices switching the path for supplying the heat medium to each of the selected use side
heat exchangers; and

a control device that selects a use side heat exchanger absorbing heat into the heat medium and a use side heat exchanger
emitting heat from the heat medium and controls to circulate the heat medium through both of the absorbing use side heat exchanger
and the emitting use side heat exchanger, when determining that the heat medium cannot exchange heat in the intermediate heat
exchanger, the control device controlling the switching by the flow path switching devices,

wherein at least one of the use side heat exchangers is arranged in another circulation path that does not include the use
side heat exchanger absorbing heat, and emits heat from the heat medium to air which is a heat exchange target, and

the control device switches the flow path switching devices so that the flow of the heat medium related to the other circulation
path circulates in the use side heat exchanger absorbing heat, when at least one temperature sensor senses that a temperature
of the heat medium circulating in the circulation path including the use side heat exchanger absorbing heat is higher than
a temperature of the heat medium related to the other circulation path when it is determined that the heat medium cannot exchange
heat in the intermediate heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,393,691

INDUSTRIAL ROBOT SYSTEM INCLUDING ACTION PLANNING CIRCUITRY FOR TEMPORARY HALTS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An industrial robot system including a robot having a manipulator and a hand with a plurality of fingers, and used for
a production system for assembling a product which is an object to be manufactured, comprising:
action planning circuitry for temporary halts to generate task information and a first work path in order to address a temporary
halt that constitutes an obstacle to a teaching task when a production line is started up and adjusted, the first work path
defining approximated and unrefined robot movements from a start point to an end point;

error-inducing-task restraining circuitry to generate error information used for restraining a task inducing an error based
on the task information;

task-teaching circuitry to generate a second work path specifying absolute coordinates based on the first work path, the error
information, and an input from an operator, the second work path defining specific and refined robot movements from the start
point to the end point;

operation mastering circuitry to generate a third work path optimized for the robot based on the second work path, the third
work path defining optimized robot movements from the start point to the end point;

a memory that stores a hand library formed by associating an assembly task of the robot and control software with each other;
optimum-task-operation circuitry to generate an operation sequence of specific tasks;
the memory stores a specific task library for storing the operation sequence of specific tasks;
error-recovery-task teaching circuitry to teach an error recovery task according to an error state based on an operation history
in the task-teaching circuitry;

the memory stores an error recovery library for storing the error recovery task;
finger-eye-camera measurement circuitry and three-dimensional recognition circuitry to generate operation monitoring information
on the robot, and to input the operation monitoring information to the error-inducing-task restraining circuitry, the task-teaching
circuitry, and the operation mastering circuitry, the finger-eye-camera measurement circuitry including a different finger
camera provided close to the fingertip of each finger of the hand and an omnidirectional mirror that is opposite to each finger
and finger camera so at least one of the finger cameras can capture a reflected image of the fingertip and a periphery of
the fingertip as a partial basis for the operation monitoring information on the robot; and

a controller to control the robot based on the second work path and the third work path, and on the operation monitoring information,
wherein:

the action planning circuitry generates the first work path based on configuration information on the production system and
the object to be manufactured including at least part connection information, geometric shape data, and facility layout data,
information stored in the hand library, the specific task library, the error recovery library, and the error information from
the error-inducing-task restraining circuitry;

the task information includes at least a check point for examining a temporary halt during the task, a recovery point returning
to which enables the task to resume when the check point is not passed, a recovery path for returning to the recovery point,
work paths connecting the respective points to each other, and a sequence describing the execution sequence of each of the
work paths, and a synchronization point;

the task-teaching circuitry, based on the input by the operator, warns the operator about a task operation that is likely
to cause a mistake when the second work path is being generated;

the error-recovery-task teaching circuitry calculates error recovery information on components including the robot based on
a cause for occurrence of the error and the operation history from the task-teaching circuitry; and

the action planning circuitry for temporary halts, the task-teaching circuitry, and the operation mastering circuitry generate
program information including the third work path required for teaching the robot from the configuration information on the
production system and the object to be manufactured.

US Pat. No. 9,283,850

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device applicable in a cooling system including a setting part that sets target temperature of a refrigerant
used to cool the semiconductor device, a detector that detects the temperature of said refrigerant as refrigerant's temperature,
and a heat exchanger that performs heat exchange with a heat exchange target by using said refrigerant, the semiconductor
device generating variable heating loss, the semiconductor device comprising:
a heating controller that controls said heating loss in said semiconductor device such that said target temperature and said
refrigerant's temperature become the same,

wherein said heat exchanger guides said refrigerant to a bypass flow path from a primary flow path by switching a flow path
bypass switch and then performs heat exchange with said heat exchange target.

US Pat. No. 9,203,622

CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING SYSTEM, CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING METHOD, CRYPTOGRAHPIC PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND KEY GENERATION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A cryptographic processing system configured to utilize a basis B and a basis B* generated by transforming a predetermined
basis A using a sparse matrix in which each row and each column have at least one value that is other than constant value
0, to conduct a cryptographic process, the cryptographic processing system comprising:
encryption circuitry that generates a vector in the basis B, the vector being embedded with predetermined information, as
a cipher vector; and

decryption circuitry that, by treating a predetermined vector in the basis B* as a key vector, conducts a pairing operation
for the key vector and the cipher vector which is generated by the encryption circuitry, so as to decrypt the cipher vector,
and extracts information on the predetermined information.

US Pat. No. 9,183,411

CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING SYSTEM, KEY GENERATION DEVICE, ENCRYPTION DEVICE, DECRYPTION DEVICE, CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING METHOD, AND CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING PROGRAM UTILIZING ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION FOR GENERATION OF A KEY FOR DECRYP

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A cryptographic processing system having therein at least one of non-transitory computer readable medium and hardware permitting
the cryptographic processing system to execute procedures for cryptographic processing, said cryptographic processing system
comprising:
d (d is an integer of 1 or more) units of key generation devices, an encryption device, and a decryption device, and serving
to execute a cryptographic process using a basis Bt and a basis B*t for at least one integer t=1, . . . , d,

wherein each key generation device of the d units of the key generation devices of the cryptographic processing system includes
a first information input part which takes as input attribute information x?t:=(xt,i) (i=1, . . . , nt where nt is an integer of 1 or more) for an integer t among integers t=1, . . . , d which is predetermined for each key generation
device,

a key element generation part which generates a key element k*t including a vector indicated in Formula 1 based on the integer t, the attribute information x?t inputted by the first information input part, a predetermined value ?, and a basis vector b*t,i(i=1, . . . , 2nt) of the basis B*t, and

a decryption key transmission part which transmits to the decryption device, a decryption key usk including the key element
k*t generated by the key element generation part and the attribute information x?t,

wherein the encryption device of the cryptographic processing system includes
a second information input part which takes as input a variable ?(i) for each integer i=1, . . . , L (L is an integer of 1
or more), which variable ?(i) is either one of a positive tuple (t, v?i) and a negative tuple (t, v?i) of the identification information t (t is any one integer of t=1, . . . , d) and attribute information v?i:=(vi,i?) (i?=1, . . . , nt); and a predetermined matrix M having L rows and r columns (r is an integer of 1 or more),

a vector generation part which generates a column vector s?T:=(S1, . . . , sL)T:=M·f?T based on a vector f? having r pieces of elements and the matrix M inputted by the second information input part, and generates a column vector
(s??)T:=(s1?, . . . , sL?)T:=M·(f??)T based on the matrix M and a vector having r pieces of elements and satisfying s0=h?·(f??)T where s0=h?·f?T,

a cipher element ci generation part which, for each integer i=1, . . . , L and based on the column vector s?T and the column vector (s??)T which are generated by the vector generation part, and predetermined values ?i and ?i? for each integer i=1, . . . , L, generates a cipher element ci including a vector indicated in Formula 2, when the variable ?(i) is a positive tuple (t, v?i), using a basis vector bt,i?(i?=1, . . . , 2nt) of the basis Bt indicated by identification information t of the positive tuple, and generates a cipher element ci including a vector indicated in Formula 3, when the variable ?(i) is a negative tuple (t, v?i), using a basis vector bt,i(i=1, . . . , 2nt) indicated by identification information t of the negative tuple, and

a ciphertext transmission part which transmits to the decryption device, a ciphertext cts including: the cipher element ci generated for each integer i=1, . . . , L by the cipher element ci generation part; the variable ?(i); and the matrix M, and

wherein the decryption device of the cryptographic processing system includes
a decryption key reception part which receives the decryption key usk transmitted by the decryption key transmission part
of at least one key generation device among the d units of key generation devices,

a data reception part which receives the ciphertext cts transmitted by the ciphertext transmission part,

a complementary coefficient calculation part which, based on the attribute information x?t included in the decryption key usk received by the decryption key reception part, and the variable ?(i) included in the ciphertext
cts received by the data reception part, specifies, among integers i=1, . . . , L, a set I of an integer i for which the variable
?(i) is a positive tuple (t, v?i), the decryption key usk including x?t indicated by identification information t of the positive tuple being received by the decryption key reception part, and with
which an inner-product of v?i of the positive tuple and the attribute information x?t indicated by the identification information t of the positive tuple becomes 0, and an integer i for which the variable ?(i)
is a negative tuple (t, v?i), the decryption key usk including x?t indicated by identification information t of the negative tuple being received by the decryption key reception part, and with
which an inner-product of v?i of the negative tuple and the attribute information x?t indicated by the identification information t of the negative tuple does not become 0; and calculates, concerning i included
in the set I specified, a complementary coefficient ?i with which a total of ?iMi based on Mi which is an element on an i-th row of the matrix M included in the ciphertext cts becomes the predetermined vector h?, and

a pairing operation part which calculates predetermined information K by conducting a pairing operation indicated in Formula
4 for the cipher element ci included in the ciphertext cts and the key element k*t included in the decryption key usk based on the set I and the complementary coefficient ?i which are calculated by the complementary coefficient calculation part,


US Pat. No. 9,603,239

TOUCH SCREEN, TOUCH PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A touch screen comprising:
a plurality of column wires extending in a predetermined column direction, the column wires being arranged at intervals in
a row direction crossing said column direction;

a plurality of row wires extending in said row direction, the row wires being arranged at intervals in said column direction;
and

a transparent base made of a translucent material, the transparent base being provided with said column wires and said row
wires which are electrically separated from each other and crossing each other in a three-dimensional way, wherein

said column wires and said row wires are made of a conductive material having light reflectivity,
a predetermined plural number of said column wires are electrically connected to form a plurality of column-direction bundle
wires,

a predetermined plural number of said row wires are electrically connected to form a plurality of row-direction bundle wires,
said transparent base is provided with a reflected-light distribution pattern made of a light reflective material,
said reflected-light distribution pattern includes a curved portion shaped in a curved manner when viewed in a direction vertical
to a surface of said transparent base facing a user, and is disposed such that normal lines of said curved portion head for
all directions, and

said curved portion of said reflected-light distribution pattern includes at least one of said row-direction bundle wires
and said column-direction bundle wires such that said curved portion of said reflected-light distribution pattern and said
at least one of said row-direction bundle wires and said column-direction bundle wires are formed in a single layer.

US Pat. No. 9,756,029

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTHENTICATING AT LEAST ONE TERMINAL REQUESTING ACCESS TO AT LEAST ONE RESOURCE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A method for authenticating at least one terminal requesting access to at least one resource, the access to the at least
one resource being managed by an authentication server and a gateway device that routes data between the at least one terminal,
the authentication server, and the at least one resource, the method comprising:
performing by the authentication server,
authenticating each of the at least one terminal for initial access to the at least one resource,
after authenticating each of the at least one terminal, offloading to the gateway device responsibility for authenticating
the authenticated terminal for future access to the at least one resource by,

determining for the authenticated terminal first and second pieces of authentication information;
transmitting the first piece of authentication information to the authenticated terminal, and subsequently transmitting the
second piece of authentication information to the authenticated terminal, wherein upon receiving the second piece of authentication
information the authenticated terminal replaces the first piece of authentication information with the second piece of authentication
information;

transmitting to the gateway device multiple checking functions, or coefficients thereof, corresponding to the authenticated
terminal,

wherein each piece of authentication information is representative of a value such that, when inputted to a corresponding
checking function, the corresponding checking function returns a predefined value, and

wherein each of the multiple checking functions returns a same predefined value when either the first or the second piece
of authentication information is inputted thereto; and

performing by the gateway device,
receiving from a particular one of the at least one terminal a first request for getting access to the at least one resource,
said first request being received in conjunction with a piece of authentication information provided by the particular terminal;

retrieving a checking function applicable to the received request, from amongst the at least one checking function received
from the authentication server corresponding to the particular terminal;

inputting the piece of authentication information provided by the particular terminal into the retrieved checking function,
for obtaining an authentication result;

accepting the first request for getting access to the at least one resource, when the authentication result equals said predefined
value; and

rejecting the first request for getting access to the at least one resource, when the authentication result differs from said
predefined value.

US Pat. No. 9,699,890

ELECTRONIC BOARD UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electronic board unit, comprising:
a printed circuit board having a connector mounted on one side thereof, the printed circuit board including, on one of a front
surface and a back surface thereof, one of front circuit components and back circuit components, which are all soldered onto
the printed circuit board through lead-free solder having a low lead content rate;

first display means formed along one of an opposite side parallel to the one side of the printed circuit board and at least
one of opposite sides orthogonal to the one side of the printed circuit board; and

a pair of second display means formed respectively along a left side and a right side that are the opposite sides orthogonal
to the one side of the printed circuit board,

the first display means serving as design information display means for displaying, with characters, a board management document
number that defines at least a material for applied solder through use of a solder resist film applied to one of the front
surface and the back surface of the printed circuit board,

the pair of second display means displaying a lead-free display mark that indicates at least that a lead content of the applied
solder is less than a predetermined value through use of a solder resist film applied to one of the front surface and the
back surface of the printed circuit board,

the lead-free display mark being positioned close to a position at which the connector is mounted and also serving as operation
information display means that includes an upper limit position display and a lower limit position display, which indicate
an appropriate amount level range of a coating liquid for moisture prevention when the printed circuit board is immersed in
a hot-dipping bath so that the coating liquid for moisture prevention is applied to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,355,792

GAS INSULATED SWITCHGEAR

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A gas insulated switchgear comprising:
an gas tank filled with insulating gas;
a circuit breaker which is contained in said gas tank, has a driving portion that drives a driving shaft, and is arranged
such that the driving shaft is parallel to a front portion of said gas tank and horizontal;

a first disconnecting switch which is contained in said gas tank, has a driving portion that drives a driving shaft, and is
electrically connected to one end of said circuit breaker;

a busbar which is contained in said gas tank, and is arranged to be electrically connected to the other end of said circuit
breaker;

second disconnecting switches of at least one set, said second disconnecting switches being contained in said gas tank, having
a driving portion that drives a driving shaft, and being electrically connected to said busbar;

a first external lead-out circuit which is electrically connected to said first disconnecting switch, and passes through the
wall surface of said gas tank to be led out outside said gas tank; and

second external lead-out circuits corresponding to the number of sets of said second disconnecting switches, said second external
lead-out circuits being electrically connected to said second disconnecting switches, and passing through the wall surface
of said gas tank to be led out outside said gas tank.

US Pat. No. 9,286,859

BRIGHTNESS MEASUREMENT METHOD AND BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR DISPLAY ELEMENTS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A brightness measurement method for display elements, of measuring a brightness of each of display elements which construct
a screen of a display device, said method comprising:
a display element position calculating step that uses, as an input, a plurality of captured image data about images which
are captured by causing the display elements to light up in each of lighting patterns which are shifted in time in such a
way that any adjacent ones of said display elements do not light up simultaneously in a state in which a predetermined reference
light source emits light, the number of captured image data being equal to the number of lighting patterns, to determine a
position of each of said display elements and a position of said reference light source on each of said captured images;

a display element brightness calculating step that calculates the brightness of each of said display elements and a brightness
of said reference light source from pixel values at the positions on said captured image which are determined in said display
element position calculating step; and

a relative brightness calculating step that calculates a relative brightness of each of said display elements with respect
to the brightness of said reference light source calculated in said display element brightness calculating step for each of
said captured images,

wherein the captured image data used as the input are data about the plurality of captured image data about images which are
captured by defining display elements in an arbitrary region of the screen of the display device as the reference light source
and causing display elements in a region other than said arbitrary region to light up in each of the lighting patterns which
are shifted in time in such a way that any adjacent display elements do not light up simultaneously in the state in which
said reference light source emits light while changing the region defined as said reference light source, and said brightness
measurement method includes a relative brightness combining step of combining the relative brightness of each of said display
elements which is calculated from each of the plurality of captured image data in the relative brightness calculating step
to interpolate a relative brightness of each of the display elements in the region defined as said reference light source.

US Pat. No. 9,279,607

METHOD OF PART REPLACEMENT FOR REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A method for replacement of a part of a refrigeration cycle apparatus including a compressor that compresses a flammable
refrigerant, a condenser that condenses the refrigerant by heat exchange, an expansion device that controls a pressure of
the condensed refrigerant, and an evaporator that exchanges heat between the pressure-reduced refrigerant and air to evaporate
the refrigerant, the compressor, the condenser, the expansion device, and the evaporator being connected by pipes to form
a refrigerant circuit, the method comprising:
a refrigerant recovery step of allowing the refrigerant to flow out of the refrigerant circuit through a container connecting
device;

a pressure reduction step of connecting a pressure reducing device to the container connecting device to reduce a pressure
in the refrigerant circuit through the container connecting device such that the pressure in the refrigerant circuit becomes
equal to or less than a set pressure or until a time equal to or greater than a setting time elapses; and

a part replacement step of removing the part from the refrigerant circuit by heating to replace the part, wherein
the set pressure is a pressure less than a value expressed by LFL×1000×R×T/M (Pa) where M (g/mol) denotes a molecular weight
of the refrigerant, R (Pa×L/K×mol) denotes a gas constant, T (K) denotes a typical temperature of the refrigerant in the refrigerant
circuit, and LFL (kg/m3) denotes a lower flammability limit of the refrigerant.

US Pat. No. 9,781,848

DRIVE APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A drive apparatus that controls an electric motor comprising:
a plurality of devices, wherein each one of the plurality of devices comprises:
a first surface on which a first connector is arranged; and
a second surface on which a second connector is arranged,
wherein the first connector and the second connector have the same standard with each other,
wherein said each one of the plurality of devices has a different function from each other,
wherein the first connector of said one of the plurality of devices as a first device is connectable to the second connector
of another one of the plurality of devices as a second device arranged adjacent to the first device, and

an arrangement position of the first connector on the first surface of the first device and an arrangement position of the
second connector on the second surface of the second device correspond to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,286,881

ECHO CANCELER AND ECHO DETECTOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An echo canceler for removing an echo component which is obtained by picking up a received signal with a microphone and
is contained in a microphone input signal, the echo canceler comprising:
a signal-to-echo ratio calculating unit for computing a signal-to-echo ratio indicating a ratio of the echo component to the
received signal from a combination of a first residual signal, a second residual signal, and an update step size of an updated
filter coefficient sequence,

the first residual signal being obtained by filtering the microphone input signal using a filter coefficient sequence,
the updated filter coefficient sequence being obtained by updating the filter coefficient sequence used for the first residual
signal with the update step size,

the second residual signal being obtained by filtering the microphone input signal using the updated filter coefficient sequence;
and

an echo suppressing unit for suppressing the echo component contained in the microphone input signal in accordance with the
signal-to-echo ratio the signal-to-echo ratio calculating unit computes.

US Pat. No. 9,591,756

HIGH-FREQUENCY PACKAGE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A high-frequency package comprising a multilayer substrate in which a quasi-coaxial line is formed as a structure for transmitting
a high-frequency signal generated by a mounted high-frequency device from an uppermost layer to a lowermost layer to externally
output and for transmitting an externally input high-frequency signal from the lowermost layer to the high-frequency device,
the quasi-coaxial line comprising:
a central conductor that connects between a first metal pattern formed on an upper surface of the uppermost layer and a second
metal pattern formed on a lower surface of the lowermost layer; and

outer conductors being a plurality of first interlayer vias that are circularly arranged around the central conductor and
connect between two or more layers,

wherein the central conductor is formed by:
a second interlayer via having one end connected to the first metal pattern and an opposite end formed to penetrate through
at least one layer of the multilayer substrate; and

a capacitor structure formed between the opposite end of the second interlayer via and the lower surface of the lowermost
layer of the multilayer substrate,

wherein the outer conductors of the quasi-coaxial line are connected to ground, and
wherein the capacitor structure is formed of at least three conductor pads formed, respectively, in a corresponding number
of adjacent layers of the multilayer substrate and facing each other,

wherein the at least three conductor pads include an uppermost layer conductor pad connected to the opposite end of the second
interlayer via, a lowermost layer conductor pad directly connected to a solder ball surrounded by a ground pad forming the
ground, and an intermediate layer conductor pad placed between the uppermost layer conductor pad and the lowermost layer conductor
pad,

wherein the uppermost layer conductor and the intermediate layer conductor pad face each other and together form a first capacitor,
and the lowermost layer conductor pad and the intermediate layer conductor pad face each other and together form a second
capacitor, the first capacitor and the second capacitor being placed in series.

US Pat. No. 9,872,404

WATERPROOF TYPE CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A waterproof type control apparatus comprising:
a circuit board sealed and housed in a casing including a cover and a base having a mounting surface;
a connector housing which is a resin molded member mounted at one side of the circuit board and exposed from a side surface
opening of the cover; and

a plurality of first connection terminals press-fitted into a partition wall of the connector housing, wherein
one end of each first connection terminal is connected the circuit board, and another end of each first connection terminal
is connected in a contact conductive manner to a second connection terminal provided within a mating connector, so that the
waterproof type control apparatus is connected to a wire harness which is outside the casing,

the connector housing includes an outer annular peripheral wall which is provided at an outer side of the partition wall and
to which the mating connector is fitted,

a waterproof packing for preventing water from entering a closed space including a contact conductive portion between each
first connection terminal and each second connection terminal is provided between an end surface portion of the outer annular
peripheral wall and the mating connector,

a water-repellent filter which is a flat porous material including a plurality of fine pores which block entry and passing
of water droplets into the casing and allow atmospheric air to freely pass therethrough is fixed in a close contact manner
to an inner wall of the partition wall,

the water-repellent filter includes an inner surface portion communicating with an inner space of the casing and an outer
surface portion communicating with a breath ventilation hole through which outside air is introduced,

at the breath ventilation hole, water barrier walls are disposed at three sides of an atmospheric opening surface penetrating
the partition wall, and a poured water blocking wall is disposed at least which partially blocks either one of poured water
in a first direction flowing from a cover side plane to a base side plane or poured water in a second direction flowing from
the base side plane to the cover side plane and releases the other poured water, and

the poured water blocking wall at least partially blocks one of the poured water in the first direction or the poured water
in the second direction based on whether the base is mounted on a floor surface or a ceiling surface,

wherein a throttling hole portion is provided such that a hole diameter of the breath ventilation hole is small at a position
of a depth portion thereof that communicates with the outer surface portion of the water-repellent filter.

US Pat. No. 9,407,438

CRYPTOGRAPHIC SYSTEM, CRYPTOGRAPHIC METHOD, AND CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROGRAM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A cryptographic system configured to perform a process using a predetermined basis B and a predetermined basis B*, the
cryptographic system comprising:
a transmission device including circuitry configured to generate a transmission-side vector tj for at least one index j out
of a plurality of indices j, the transmission-side vector tj being a vector in which information J assigned in advance to
the index j is set as a coefficient of a predetermined basis vector bindex of the basis B, and a parameter ?j for the index j is set as a coefficient of another basis vector batt of the basis B; and

a reception device including circuitry configured to use a reception-side vector rj? for at least one index j? out of a plurality of indices j?, the reception-side vector rj? being a vector in which information J? having an inner-product of 0 with the information J assigned in advance to the index
j corresponding to the index j? is set as a coefficient of a basis vector b*index of the basis B* corresponding to the basis vector bindex, and a parameter ?j? for the index j? is set as a coefficient of a basis vector b*att of the basis B* corresponding to the basis vector batt, and compute a product of pairing operations on corresponding pairs of the basis vectors of the transmission-side vector
tj for the index j and the reception-side vector rj? for the index j? corresponding to the index j.

US Pat. No. 9,246,622

SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL ELEMENT, OPTICAL MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL ELEMENT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A semiconductor optical element comprising a plurality of integrated optical modulation elements, each of the integrated
optical modulation elements including:
a laser element portion from which laser light having an oscillation wavelength emerges; and
an electric-field-absorption optical modulator portion having a quantum well core layer that receives laser light from the
laser element portion, the optical modulator portion providing optical modulation according to an input electrical signal,
wherein

the oscillation wavelength of the laser element portion that a second integrated optical modulation element, among the plurality
of integrated optical modulation elements modulates, is longer than the oscillation wavelength of the laser element portion
that a first integrated optical modulation element among the plurality of integrated optical modulation elements modulates,
and

bandgap wavelength of a barrier layer in the quantum well core layer of the second integrated optical modulation element is
longer than bandgap wavelength of a barrier layer in the quantum well core layer of the first integrated optical modulation
element.

US Pat. No. 9,106,408

SIGNATURE PROCESSING SYSTEM, KEY GENERATION DEVICE, SIGNATURE DEVICE, VERIFICATION DEVICE, SIGNATURE PROCESSING METHOD, AND SIGNATURE PROCESSING PROGRAM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A signature processing system comprising:
a key generation device, a signature device, and a verification device, and serving to execute a signature process using a
basis Bt and a basis B*t for each integer t=0, . . . , d+1 (d is an integer of 1 or more),

wherein the key generation device includes
a first information input part which takes as input an attribute set ? including identification information t and attribute
information x?t:=(xt,i) (i=1, . . . , nt where nt is an integer of 1 or more) for at least one integer t=1, . . . , d,

a key element 0 generation part which generates a key element k*0 where a predetermined value ? is set as a coefficient for a basis vector b*0,1 of a basis B*0,

a key element t generation part which generates a key element k*t where ?xt,i (i=1, . . . , nt) obtained by multiplying the attribute information x?t by the predetermined value ? is set as a coefficient for a basis vector b*t,i (i=1, . . . , nt) of the basis B*t, concerning each identification information t included in the attribute set ? inputted by the first information input part,

a key element d+1 generation part which generates a key element k*d+1,1 where the predetermined value ? is set as a coefficient for a basis vector b*d+1,1 of a basis B*d+1, and a key element k*d+1,2 where the predetermined value ? is set as a coefficient for a basis vector b*d+1,2 of the basis B*d+1, and

a signing key transmission part which transmits, to the signature device, a signing key sk? including: the key element k*0 generated by the key element 0 generation part; the key element k*t generated by the key element t generation part concerning each identification information t included in the attribute set
F; the key element k*d+1,1 and the key element k*d+1,2 which are generated by the key element d+1 generation part; and the attribute set ?,

wherein the signature device includes
a signature element 0 generation part which generates a signature element s*0 including the key element k*0 included in the signing key sk?,

a signature element i generation part which generates, for each integer i=1 . . . , L, a signature element s*i including ?ik*t obtained by multiplying the key element k*t included in the signing key sk? by a value ?i, by setting the value ?i to satisfy ?i:=?i when the integer i is included in the set I specified by the complementary coefficient calculation part and the variable ?(i)
is a positive tuple (t, v?i); by setting the value ?i to satisfy ?i:=?i/(v?i·x?t) when the integer i is included in the set I and the variable ?(i) is a negative tuple (t, v?i); and by setting the value ?i to satisfy ?i:=0 when the integer i is not included in the set I,

a signature element L+1 generation part which generates a signature element s*L+1 including a sum of the key element k*d+1,1 included in the signing key sk? and m?·k*d+1,2 obtained by multiplying the key element k*d+1,2 by a value m? generated using the message m, and

a signature data transmission part which transmits, to the verification device, signature data ? including: the signature
element s*0 generated by the signature element 0 generation part; the signature element s*i generated for each integer i=1, . . . , L by the signature element i generation part; the signature element s*L+1 generated by the signature element L+1 generation part; the message m; the variable ?(i); and the matrix M, and

wherein the verification device includes
a data acquisition part which acquires the signature data ? transmitted by the signature data transmission part,
a verification element 0 generation part which generates a verification element c0 by setting, as a coefficient for a basis vector b0,1 of a basis B0, ?s0?sL+1 calculated from a value s0:=h?·f? and a predetermined value sL+1, the value s0:=h?·f? being generated using a vector f? having r pieces of elements, and the vector h?,

a verification element i generation part which, for each integer i=1, . . . ,L and using a column vector s?T:=(s1, . . . , sL)T:=M·f?T generated based on the vector f? and the matrix M which is included in the signature data ? acquired by the data acquisition part, and a predetermined number
?i for each integer i=1, . . . , L, generates a verification element ci, when the variable ?(i) is a positive tuple (t, v?i), by setting si+?ivi,1 as a coefficient for a basis vector bt,1 of the basis Bt indicated by identification information t of the positive tuple and by setting ?ivi,i? (i?=2, . . . , nt) as a coefficient for a basis vector bt,i? (i?=2, . . . , nt), and generates a verification element ci, when the variable ? (i) is a negative tuple (t, v?i), by setting sivi,i? (i?=1, . . . , nt) as a coefficient for the basis vector bt,i? (i?=1, . . . , nt) indicated by identification information t of the negative tuple,

a verification element L+1 generation part which generates a verification element cL+1 by setting sL+1??L+1m? calculated from the predetermined value sL+1, the value m?, and a predetermined value ?L+1 as a coefficient for a basis vector bd+1,1 of a basis Bd+1, and by setting the predetermined value ?L+1 as a coefficient for a basis vector bd+1,2, and

a pairing operation part which verifies an authenticity of the signature data a by conducting a pairing operation ?i=0L+1e(ci,s*i) for the verification element c0 generated by the verification element 0 generation part, the verification element ci generated by the verification element i generation part, the verification element cL+1 generated by the verification element L+1 generation part, and the signature elements s*0, s*i, and s*L+1 included in the signature data ?.

US Pat. No. 9,457,776

BRAKE CONTROL DEVICE AND BRAKE CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A brake control device comprising:
a fluid source that is a supply source of fluid;
a skid detector detecting a skid of a car;
an adjustment valve adjusting a pressure of the fluid supplied from the fluid source to a predetermined pressure and outputting
pressure-adjusted fluid;

an output valve receiving the fluid output by the adjustment valve, the output valve outputting the fluid output by the adjustment
valve when a switching command is input and not outputting the fluid output by the adjustment valve when the switching command
is not input;

a discharge valve depressurizing an output by the output valve based on a detection result of the skid detector;
a control valve adjusting a pressure of the fluid supplied from the fluid source based on a brake command and the detection
result of the skid detector to output the pressure-adjusted fluid; and

a relay valve adjusting a pressure of the fluid supplied from the fluid source based on a higher pressure between a pressure
of the fluid output by the output valve and a pressure of the fluid output by the control valve to output the pressure-adjusted
fluid to a brake cylinder.

US Pat. No. 9,455,822

RECEIVER, TRANSMITTER, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A receiver to be used under an environment in which a phase slip or a phase fluctuation occurs, for receiving, as a received
signal, a transmission signal comprising a signal formed of a plurality of pilot sequences as a part thereof and subjected
to modulation after error correction coding, the receiver comprising:
a phase compensation unit that uses a Markov model to model a state in which the phase slip occurs and performs demodulation
for the received signal while maintaining synchronization thereof; and

an error correction decoding unit that performs decoding processing for received data that has been subjected to the demodulation,
the receiver having a phase slip estimation processing function that estimates the phase slip by the phase compensation unit
by using the plurality of pilot sequences and the Markov model, and that estimates a phase difference component by the error
correction decoding unit, to thereby correct a phase of the received data.

US Pat. No. 9,281,760

POWER MODULE AND THREE-LEVEL POWER CONVERTER USING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A three-level power converter, comprising a first pair including an outer-side switching element on a highest potential
side and a neutral clamp diode on a higher potential side, a second pair including an outer-side switching element on a lowest
potential side and a neutral clamp diode on a lower potential side, and a third pair including an inner-side switching element
on a higher potential side and an inner-side switching element on a lower potential side, wherein
all of the first pair, the second pair and the third pair are each configured from a two-element-inclusive power module having
at least one pair of a diode and switching element, in each of which the diode and the switching element are connected in
anti-parallel with each other, a power conversion circuit portion is configured from the first pair, the second pair, and
the third pair,

a first switching state is such that the outer-side switching element on the highest potential side and the inner-side switching
element on the higher potential side are on and the inner-side switching element on the lower potential side and the outer-side
switching element on the lowest potential side are off,

a second switching state is such that the inner-side switching element on the higher potential side and the inner-side switching
element on the lower potential side are on and the outer-side switching element on the highest potential side and the outer-side
switching element on the lowest potential side are off,

a third switching state is such that the inner-side switching element on the lower potential side and the outer-side switching
element on the lowest potential side are on and the outer-side switching element on the highest potential side and the inner-side
switching element on the higher potential side are off,

switching is performed between the first switching state and the second switching state or between the second switching state
and the third switching state,

the switching element in the two-element-inclusive power module is formed of a wide bandgap semiconductor, and
each of the first pair, the second pair and the third pair are housed in a separate package.

US Pat. No. 9,222,993

MAGNETIC SUBSTANCE DETECTION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A magnetic substance detection device for detecting a magnetic substance, comprising:
a magnetoresistive sensor arranged in a middle of a movement path of the magnetic substance;
a first bias magnet in which a first magnetic pole and a second magnetic pole having a reverse polarity to the first magnetic
pole are arrayed along a movement direction of the magnetic substance; and

a second bias magnet in which a second magnetic pole and a first magnetic pole are arrayed along the movement direction of
the magnetic substance, wherein:

the first bias magnet and the second bias magnet are arranged with the movement path of the magnetic substance interposed
so that the first magnetic pole of the first bias magnet and the second magnetic pole of the second bias magnet are opposed
to each other so as to sandwich the magnetoresistive sensor and the magnetic substance to be detected, and so that the second
magnetic pole of the first bias magnet and the first magnetic pole of the second bias magnet are opposed to each other,

a magnetic field gradient is created in a surrounding of a zero point at which a bias magnetic field distribution formed by
the first and second bias magnets becomes zero, the magnetic field gradient increasing a magnetic field component (Bx) parallel
to the movement direction of the magnetic substance as approaching from the zero point to the first and second bias magnets,

a center of the magnetoresistive sensor in the movement direction of the magnetic substance, is positioned at an offset position
(?) away from the zero point in a direction orthogonal to the movement direction of the magnetic substance,

the zero point is located at a position where a plane intersects the zero point and a center of the first bias magnet in the
movement direction of the magnetic substance and a center of the second bias magnet in the movement direction of the magnetic
substance, and

the movement path of the magnetic substance is positioned so that a magnetic field component (Bx) larger than the magnetic
field component (Bx) at the offset position (?) is applied to the magnetic substance.

US Pat. No. 9,532,491

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. Electronic equipment comprising:
a first substrate on which a drive circuit driving a drive target is mounted;
a second substrate on which a control circuit imparting a control signal for said drive circuit is mounted;
a flexible printed circuit having a first connecting portion connected to said first substrate, a second connecting portion
connected to said second substrate, and internal wiring, the flexible printed circuit connecting between said first and said
second substrates such that said drive circuit can be controlled by said control signal from said control circuit via the
internal wiring; and

a housing that houses said first and said second substrates, and said flexible printed circuit therein, wherein
said second substrate further has a first ground wiring portion formed independently from said control circuit,
said flexible printed circuit has a shield layer having conductivity and being electrically independent from said internal
wiring at a first main surface side, and a wiring layer provided with said internal wiring at a second main surface side,

said shield layer is provided in such a manner of opposing to an inner surface of said housing, said shield layer maintains
an insulating relationship with said drive circuit, and is electrically connected to a portion of said housing via said first
ground wiring portion, and

said shield layer is separated from said first substrate by an insulation distance greater than 0 to thereby prevent any electrical
connection between said shield layer and said first substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,254,753

TRAIN-INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A train-information management device that is provided on a train, that manages information on devices provided in a vehicle,
and that controls each of the devices, the train-information management device comprising:
a position detection unit that detects a position of the train;
a regenerating-condition detection unit that detects whether the train is in a condition of using a regenerative brake;
a train-line information holding unit that holds therein information on a section in which a train is more likely to use a
brake;

an air-conditioning set-value holding unit that holds therein a temperature set value of an air conditioner; and
a target-temperature control unit that decides a target temperature that is designated to the air conditioner on the basis
of a detection result obtained by the position detection unit, a detection result obtained by the regenerating-condition detection
unit, information held in the train-line information holding unit, and information held in the air-conditioning set-value
holding unit, wherein

in a regeneration-preparation condition
where a train is running through a position at which a distance between the position and a section in which a train is more
likely to use a brake is equal to or less than a given value and is running toward the section, and where a train does not
use a regenerative brake, the target-temperature control unit decides a value, generated by adding a predetermined value to
the temperature set value, as the target temperature,

in a regenerating condition where the train uses a regenerative brake, the target-temperature control unit decides a value,
generated by subtracting a predetermined value from the temperature set value, as the target temperature, and

in a normal condition that corresponds neither to the regeneration-preparation condition nor to the regenerating condition,
the target-temperature control unit decides the temperature set value as the target temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,516,714

LED LIGHTING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An LED lighting device comprising:
a first bus having first bus voltage;
a second bus having second bus voltage that is lower than the first bus voltage and is higher than a reference potential;
an LED circuit block composed of: a series connection body connected between the first bus and the reference potential and
formed by a switching element, a reactor, and an LED unit having one or a plurality of LED elements connected in series; and
a diode connected between the second bus and a connection point between the switching element and the reactor; and

a control circuit for performing ON/OFF control for the switching element so that LED current flowing in the LED unit is within
a rated current range, wherein

in the case where the LED unit is lit, voltage applied between both ends of series connection of the reactor and the LED unit
becomes the first bus voltage, when the switching element is ON, and becomes voltage that is lower than the first bus voltage
and is higher than the reference potential, that is determined based on the first bus voltage and the second bus voltage,
when the switching element is OFF,

wherein,
in each LED circuit block, the switching element, the reactor, and the LED unit are connected in series this order from the
first bus side between the first bus and the reference potential,

a plurality of the LED circuit blocks are connected in parallel, to the first bus, the second bus and the reference potential,
and

an anode side of the diode is connected to the second bus, and a cathode side of the diode is connected to the connection
point between the switching element and the reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,300,174

STATOR-CORE FIXING STRUCTURE FOR ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A stator-core fixing structure for a rotating electric machine, comprising:
a rotor mounted on a rotation axle;
a stator that has a stator core and a stator coil wound around the stator core and is disposed in such a way as to face the
rotor;

a cylindrical ring member that is mounted on the outer circumference of the stator core and holds the stator core;
a cylindrical housing case that surrounds the outer circumference of the ring member; and
a disk-shaped cover that seals an opening portion of the housing case, wherein one end of the ring member protrudes from the
outer circumference of the stator core toward the rotation axle and the ring member is fixed to the cover or the housing case
at the protruding portion,

wherein a first fixing portion, of the ring member, at which the ring member is fixed to the cover protrudes radially outward,
and wherein a second fixing portion, of the housing case, at which the housing case is fixed to the cover protrudes radially
inward in such a way that the phase thereof is shifted from the first fixing portion in the rotation direction.

US Pat. No. 9,591,720

LED DISPLAY APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An LED display apparatus comprising:
a first LED display including a first LED;
a second LED display including a second LED that undergoes luminance transitions equivalent to luminance transitions of said
first LED;

a lighting period storage to store a first cumulative lighting period of said first LED;
a luminance meter to measure a luminance of said second LED;
a luminance transition storage to correlate and store said luminance transitions of said second LED measured by said luminance
meter and a second cumulative lighting period of said second LED; and

a luminance corrector to correct a luminance of said first LED in accordance with said first cumulative lighting period stored
in said lighting period storage and with said luminance transitions and said second cumulative lighting period of said second
LED both stored in said luminance transition storage.

US Pat. No. 9,479,032

ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE HAVING NON-OVERLAPPING POWER INTERCONNECTING PART

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotary electric machine comprising:
a rotary electric machine main body comprising:
a stator;
a rotor that includes a rotating shaft and that is rotatable relative to the stator; and
a supporting body that supports the stator and the rotor; and
a controlling apparatus comprising a power circuit portion that is disposed around the rotating shaft, and that converts electric
power that is received from the rotary electric machine main body or electric power that is supplied to the rotary electric
machine main body between alternating current and direct current, the controlling apparatus being disposed on the rotary electric
machine main body,

the power circuit portion comprising:
a power module that includes a switching element; and
an electric power interconnecting part that includes conductors that are connected to terminals of the power module, and
the power module comprising:
a module main body; and
a positive terminal, a negative terminal and an AC terminal that each protrude from the module main body in the radial direction
of the rotating shaft, and

the conductors of the electric power interconnecting part comprising:
a positive busbar that is connected to a positive terminal of the power module;
a negative busbar that is connected to a negative terminal of the power module; and
an armature connecting terminal that is connected to the AC terminal of the power module for electrical connection to the
stator,

wherein the electric power interconnecting part is disposed so as to avoid overlapping with any region of the power module
when the power circuit portion is viewed in an axial direction of the rotating shaft, wherein

the supporting body includes a rear bracket having a wall portion disposed in the axial direction on a side of the power module
opposite the stator,

the electric power interconnecting part comprises a plurality of the conductors;
the conductors are disposed so as to be separated from each other when the power circuit portion is viewed in the axial direction
of the rotating shaft,

the positive busbar is disposed at a position that is radially further inward than the power module;
the negative busbar is disposed at a position that is radially further outward than the power module, and
the positive busbar has an annular portion that is disposed so as to surround the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,271,122

DELIVERY SERVER, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A delivery server in a content delivery system,
wherein the content delivery system uses a multi-hop communication technology to deliver content from the delivery server
via a radio communication network to multiple terminal devices,

wherein the multiple terminal devices are located downstream from the delivery server on the radio communication network and
connected in multiple stages,

wherein each of the multiple terminal devices comprises a storage configured to store the delivered content, and
wherein the multiple terminal devices include:
a first terminal device configured to receive the content from upstream in the radio communication network and store the received
content in the storage device of the first terminal device; and

a second terminal device located one hop downstream from the first terminal device in the radio communication network,
wherein the delivery server is configured to:
instruct the first terminal device to deliver the content stored in the storage of the first terminal device to the second
terminal device; and

manage a status of delivery of the content, based on information that is reported from the first terminal device and indicates
a result of delivery of the content from the first terminal device to the second terminal device.

US Pat. No. 9,263,213

POWER SWITCHING CONTROL DEVICE AND CLOSING CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power switching control device comprising:
a voltage measurement unit that measures a power-supply side voltage an a load-side voltage of a circuit breaker;
a voltage estimation unit that estimates a power-supply-side voltage estimate value at and after a present time based on the
power-supply side voltage for a period of a past constant time, and that estimates a load-side voltage estimate value at and
after the present time based on the load-side voltage for the period of the past certain time;

a target closing-time calculation unit that calculates a circuit-breaker-gap-voltage estimate value at and after the present
time based on the power-supply-side voltage estimate value and the load-side voltage estimate value, that determines a closing
order, and that calculates a target closing-time domain from a closing controllable time to a closing control limit time based
on the circuit-breaker-gap-voltage estimate value and the closing order, the target closing-time domain being a time domain
in which the circuit breaker can be closed at a timing when an absolute value of the circuit-breaker-gap-voltage estimate
value falls within a preset allowable range; and

a closing control unit that controls the circuit breaker to be closed in the target closing-time domain, wherein
the target closing-time calculation unit delays the closing controllable time by a preset predetermined delay time in expectation
of a variation in a circuit-breaker gap voltage due to closing of the circuit breaker in a preceding closing phase in a case
where the closing order is a subsequent closing phase that is a second or later closing phase when calculating the target
closing-time domain.

US Pat. No. 9,188,624

INSPECTION APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An inspection apparatus comprising:
a probe substrate;
a socket secured to said probe substrate;
a heating element wire wound around said socket;
a probe tip detachably connected to said socket;
a stage on which an object to be measured is mounted;
a heating unit for heating said stage; and
a control unit for controlling the amounts of heat generated from said heating element wire and said heating unit so as to
substantially equalize the temperatures of said probe tip and said stage.

US Pat. No. 9,115,683

ENGINE STARTING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An engine starting device for an automatic idle-stop system for performing an idle stop when an idle-stop condition is
satisfied, the engine starting device comprising:
a ring gear to be coupled to a crankshaft of an engine;
a starter motor for starting the engine;
a pinion gear for transmitting rotation of the starter motor to the ring gear;
rpm-difference acquiring means for acquiring an rpm difference between the pinion gear and the ring gear;
a crank angle detector;
a pinion-gear actuator for moving the pinion gear to achieve meshing engagement with the ring gear; and
restart control means for allowing the pinion gear to be moved by the pinion-gear actuator when the rpm difference between
the pinion gear and the ring gear, which is acquired by the rpm-difference acquiring means, becomes smaller than a threshold
value,

wherein the restart control means comprises threshold-value setting means that sets the threshold-value according to the crank
angle detected by the crank-angle detector.

US Pat. No. 9,357,545

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A mobile communication system comprising user equipments, a first base station, and a second base station, the user equipments
performing data transmission and reception using an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system as a downlink
access system and a single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) system as an uplink access system, the first
base station provided to a first cell made open only to specific ones of said user equipments or subscribers and transmitting,
to said user equipments, control signals including a downlink synchronization signal using a radio frame including a predetermined
number of subframes, the second base station provided to a second cell made available for non-specific ones of said user equipments
or users and transmitting, to said user equipments, control signals including a downlink synchronization signal using a radio
frame including the same number of subframes as those of said radio frame used in transmission by said first base station,
wherein:
said first base station and said second base station each support a plurality of component carriers;
said radio frame used in said first base station and said radio frame used in said second base station have the same frame
configuration for each of said component carriers, and

for each of said component carriers, said first base station and said second base station transmit said control signals by
shifting said transmissions by a predetermined time interval such that transmission timings of at least signals of said control
signals do not overlap each other, said signals being allocated over an entire frequency band of said subframes including
all corresponding component carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,286,839

IMAGE PROCESSOR, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE ENCODER, IMAGE ENCODING METHOD, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An image encoder, comprising:
an image-data dividing unit for dividing image data into image data blocks and outputting the image data of each image data
block;

a dynamic range producing unit for detecting a dynamic range of the image data of each data block and outputting dynamic range
data for each image data block;

an average calculating unit for calculating a value representing the average value of the image data of each image data block
and outputting average data for each image data block based on the calculated value;

a quantizing unit for quantizing the image data of each image data block, using a quantization threshold value previously
determined by the corresponding dynamic range data and the corresponding average data, and outputting quantization image data
for each image data block;

a data quantizing unit for quantizing the dynamic range data and the average data for each image data block, and outputting
quantization dynamic range data and quantization average data, respectively, for each image data block; and

an encoded data combining unit for generating encoded image data corresponding to the image data of each image data block,
by combining bit data from the corresponding quantization image data, the corresponding quantization dynamic range data, and
the corresponding quantization average data, respectively,

wherein the quantizing unit adjusts the number of bits for quantizing the image data of each image data block, depending on
the corresponding dynamic range data, and

wherein the data quantizing unit changes the numbers of bits for quantizing the dynamic range data and the average data, depending
on the change in the number of bits for quantizing the image data of the corresponding image data block, so as to keep constant
the total number of bits of the encoded image data comprising the quantization image data, the quantization average data,
and the quantization dynamic range data for each image data block.

US Pat. No. 9,262,817

ENVIRONMENT ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An environment estimation apparatus comprising:
an image area dividing unit for dividing a shot image taken with an imaging unit into a plurality of image areas;
an information extracting unit for extracting, from the plurality of image areas undergoing the division by the image area
dividing unit, an image area that has a marker with a specific shape taken, said marker being intentionally provided on a
predesignated location of a body of a vehicle, with said specific shape, for making a shape decision; and

an environment estimation unit for estimating weather of a surrounding environment depending on whether or not the shape of
the marker in the image area that has the marker taken and is extracted by the information extracting unit agrees with shape
data that designates the shape of the marker and is stored in advance, which marker is taken with the imaging unit.

US Pat. No. 9,212,645

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IGNITION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An internal combustion engine ignition device which comprises an ignition coil having a primary coil whose one end is connected
to a power source terminal and a secondary coil whose one end is connected to an ignition plug; and a switching element which
is serially connected to the other end of the primary coil and is ON/OFF controlled based on an ignition signal output from
an ECU (Engine Control Unit) so as to cause or interrupt flow of a primary current through the primary coil of the ignition
coil, said internal combustion engine ignition device comprising:
a secondary current detection circuit which is connected to the other end of the secondary coil, and, at the time of ignition
when the switching element is made OFF, detects a secondary current flowing through the secondary coil to thereby output an
output signal Vi2 during the secondary current exceeding a predetermined current threshold value Ith;

an energy consumption circuit which is activated based on the output signal Vi2 from the secondary current detection circuit, to constitute a circuit for discharging energy stored in the ignition coil;
and

an ion current detection circuit which detects and outputs an ion current generated after the ignition.

US Pat. No. 9,179,140

3DIMENSION STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A 3Dimension stereoscopic display device mounted in or held by a moving object, said 3Dimension stereoscopic display device
comprising:
a moving object state detector to detect a state of said moving object;
a screen composition processor to generate a right-eye image or right-eye video image, and a left-eye image or left-eye video
image for planar display or for three-dimensional stereoscopic display of an image or video image which is a display object;

a playback processor to playback the images or video images generated by said screen composition processor; and
a stereoscopic display monitor to receive said images or video images played back by said playback processor which are the
display object, and displaying said images or video images in a three-dimensional stereoscopic manner,

wherein said screen composition processor switches between outputting said right-eye image or right-eye video image, and said
left-eye image or left-eye video image for planar display to said playback processor and outputting said right-eye image or
right-eye video image, and said left-eye image or left-eye video image for three-dimensional stereoscopic display to said
playback processor according to the state of said moving object which is detected by said moving object state detector,

wherein when said moving object state detector detects that said moving object is moving, said screen composition processor
generates the right-eye image or right-eye video image, and the left-eye image or left-eye video image for planar display
of said image or video image which is the display object, whereas when said moving object state detector detects that said
moving object is at rest, said screen composition processor generates the right-eye image or right-eye video image, and the
left-eye image or left-eye video image for three-dimensional stereoscopic display of said image or video image which is the
display object.

US Pat. No. 10,064,316

VEHICULAR POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A vehicular power conversion device including a semiconductor for converting power, comprising:a plurality of coolers arranged in an array in an advancement direction of a vehicle, and configured to cool the semiconductor;
a cooler cover wherein the plurality of coolers is located, and provided with ventilation openings serving as an intake port and a discharge port for travel-generated airflow; wherein
the following are provided inside the cooler cover:
at least one of (i) an upper cavity located above the plurality of coolers as a passageway for travel-generated airflow or (ii) a lower cavity located below the plurality of coolers as a passageway for travel-generated airflow, and a side cavity located at a side of the plurality of coolers as a passageway for travel-generated airflow; and
the ventilation openings are located in the advancement direction of the vehicle in: (i) at least one of the upper cavity or the lower cavity, and (ii) the side cavity;
an airflow-receiving plate located in the side cavity and tilted relative to the advancement direction of the vehicle, and when the travel-generated airflow flows into the side cavity, the travel-generated airflow then flows into the upper cavity or lower cavity; and
an airflow-receiving plate located in the upper cavity or the lower cavity directs the travel-generated airflow flowing therein into an inside of the plurality of coolers from thereabove or therebelow.

US Pat. No. 9,521,737

POWER MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power module comprising:
a heat dissipation substrate having one surface on which a power semiconductor element is mounted and a substrate tilted part
formed at an end portion thereof;

a resin case surrounding said power semiconductor element, the resin case contacting said one surface of said heat dissipation
substrate;

a cooling fin contacting an opposite surface of said heat dissipation substrate; and
a pressure structure contacting said substrate tilted part of said heat dissipation substrate to press said heat dissipation
substrate against said cooling fin.

US Pat. No. 9,504,178

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC ROLLING STOCK

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A vehicle control device for electric rolling stock, the vehicle control device comprising:
a housing with a through-hole formed in a bottom surface thereof; and
a draining member that is inserted into the through-hole and is held in a state protruding from both openings of the through-hole,
wherein:

the draining member is formed of a pair of elastic members extending separately from a connecting location, mutually connected,
and facing face each other across a space,

the connecting location has a width smaller than a width of the through-hole,
a width between the pair of elastic members facing each other is varied from the connecting location toward ends of the elastic
members,

the draining member includes: a narrow portion having a width that is smaller than the width of the through-hole; an increased
width portion having a width that is greater than the width of the through-hole; and a leg portion at a distance from the
narrow portion and having a maximum width that is greater than the width of the through-hole;

a minimum distance between a first location at which the width of the pair of elastic member facing each other between the
increased width portion and the narrow portion matches the width of the through-hole, and a second location at which the width
of the pair of elastic members of the leg portion facing each other is equal to or greater than the width of the through-hole,
is equal to or greater than a threshold value that is greater than a thickness of the housing, and

when a pressure equal to or greater than a threshold value is applied in a direction for closing the increased width portion,
the width of the increased width portion becomes smaller than the width of the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 9,323,313

ELECTRONIC CONTROL APPARATUS AND ONBOARD INFORMATION EQUIPMENT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An electronic control apparatus configured to be mounted on a vehicle and supplied power from a power supply via an onboard
battery of the vehicle, comprising:
an external interrupt port for accepting an input of an interrupt signal from outside after an ignition switch of the vehicle
is turned off;

a control unit that wakes up from a sleep mode while the ignition switch remains off in response to the interrupt signal the
external interrupt port accepts, and shifts from the sleep mode to an operation mode with greater current consumption;

a wakeup counter for measuring a number of times of wakeups of the control unit since the ignition switch was turned off until
the ignition switch is turned back on; and

an interrupt control unit for disabling acceptance of the interrupt signal input to the external interrupt port while the
ignition switch remains off when the wakeup counter reaches a prescribed number of times, and for ignoring the interrupt signal
after the disabling until the ignition switch is turned back on, wherein

the control unit shifts from the operation mode to the sleep mode when the wakeup counter reaches the prescribed number of
times while the ignition switch remains off, and does not wake up while the ignition switch remains off even if the interrupt
signal is input from outside after shifting to the sleep mode.

US Pat. No. 9,300,475

SIGNATURE GENERATION BY CALCULATING A REMAINDER MODULO PUBLIC INFORMATION

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A signature generation apparatus which generates an electronic signature obtainable by calculating a remainder modulo public
information n for a result of computation C which includes multiplication of public information e and private information
d, the signature generation apparatus comprising:
an input logic configured to input the public information e and n;
a read logic configured to read the private information d from a memory device which beforehand stores the private information
d;

a first calculation logic configured to perform, using a hardware processing device, multiplication M1 of new private information
r and the public information n inputted by the input logic;

a second calculation logic configured to perform, using the hardware processing device, addition M2 of a result of the multiplication
M1 performed by the first calculation logic and the public information e inputted by the input logic;

a signature generation logic configured to generate the electronic signature by performing as the computation C, using the
hardware processing device, computation C? which includes multiplication of a result of the addition M2 performed by the second
calculation logic and the private information d read by the read logic, and calculating, using the hardware processing device,
a remainder modulo the public information n inputted by the input logic for a result of the computation C?; and

a random number generation logic configured to generate, using the processing device, a random number k, wherein
the electronic signature is an ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) signature,
the input logic calculates a scalar product P of the random number k generated by the random number generation logic and a
generator G on an elliptic curve, and inputs an x coordinate value of the scalar product P as the public information e, and

the signature generation logic performs multiplication M3 of the result of the addition M2 performed by the second calculation
logic and the private information d read by the read logic, performs addition M4 of a result of the multiplication M3 and
a hash value h(M) of a message M to which the electronic signature is to be attached, performs multiplication M5 of a result
of the addition M4 and an inverse number k?1 of the random number k generated by the random number generation logic, and uses a result of the multiplication M5 as the
result of the computation C?.

US Pat. No. 9,246,909

IMAGE AUTHENTICATION AND RETRIEVAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An image processor that includes at least one computer processor for executing devices of the image processor, comprising:
a retrieval device that retrieves a data file from a network, the data file including data for generating a plurality of partial
images and generating a display image by combining the plurality of partial images, the display image to be displayed in a
browser running on the image processor;

an authentication device that authenticates the data file;
a local resource;
a resource access control device that controls the local resource;
a resource access supervision device for receiving authentication results and status information from the authentication device
and deciding whether to allow access to the local resource; and

a display image generating device that makes an access request to the resource access supervision device for access to the
local resource, generating the display image according to a response to the access request from the resource access supervision
device; wherein

while the authentication device is authenticating the data file, the resource access supervision device disallows the access
request and sends the display image generating device an authentication-in-progress notification; and

when the display image generating device receives the authentication-in-progress notification, the display image generating
device distinguishes between one or more first partial images requiring access to the local resource and one or more second
partial images not requiring access to the local resource by analyzing the data file, generates a notification image indicating
that the authentication is being performed, generates the one or more second partial images, generates the display image by
combining the one or more second partial images and the notification image, and displays the display image in the browser,
wherein the notification image includes a notification message to a user that the authentication process is in progress prior
to completing the authentication of the data file.

US Pat. No. 9,223,300

SERVO-PARAMETER ADJUSTING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A servo-parameter adjusting apparatus that performs adjustment of servo parameters to be set in a servo control apparatus
that controls a motor for driving a control target, the servo-parameter adjusting apparatus comprising:
a first calculator configured to acquire, from the servo control apparatus, an adjustment result measured by the servo control
apparatus concerning position adjustment for the control target performed according to the servo parameters set in the servo
control apparatus;

a display controller configured to simultaneously display, on a display screen, a waveform corresponding to the acquired adjustment
result, waveform values that are coordinates of one point on the waveform, and values of servo parameters which form the displayed
waveform;

a waveform-value changing module configured to change the displayed waveform values in response to the servo parameters being
changed by a user input;

a second calculator configured to calculate, when a waveform value is changed by the waveform-value changing module, waveform
information such that continuity of the waveform is maintained, the waveform information being a set of coordinates of a plurality
of points on a waveform corresponding to the changed waveform value; and

a damping filter,
wherein when a waveform value is changed by the waveform-value changing module, the display controller displays the changed
waveform value on the display screen and displays, on the display screen, a waveform including the set of coordinates of the
waveform information and a servo parameter corresponding to the changed waveform value,

wherein the servo parameters includes a resonance frequency of the damping filter, and the display waveform indicates resonance
frequency values and corresponding gain values of the damping filter.

US Pat. No. 9,145,061

HYBRID-VEHICLE POWER GENERATOR CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric power generator control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle, comprising:
an electric power generator whose rotor is coupled with an output shaft of an engine;
an electric-power conversion system that performs electric power conversion between the electric power generator and a load
apparatus;

an electric power generator control unit that PWM-controls the electric-power conversion system so as to control an output
of the electric power generator;

a load monitoring unit that monitors status of the load apparatus; and
a higher-hierarchy control unit that issues an electric power generator power command value to the electric power generator
control unit, based on the status of the load apparatus detected by the load monitoring unit, wherein

the electric power generator power command value that is given from the higher-hierarchy control unit to the electric power
generator control unit includes at least one of an electric power generator power command value that specifies electric power
to be outputted by the electric power generator and an electric power generator power consumption command value that specifies
electric power to be consumed by the electric power generator,

when the higher-hierarchy control unit issues an electric power generator power consumption command value that specifies electric
power to be consumed by the electric power generator, as the electric power generator power command value, based on a difference
electric power value, which corresponds to the difference between the electric power generator power consumption command value
given by the higher-hierarchy control unit and an output electric power value of the electric power generator, the electric
power generator control unit calculates an electric power generator rotation speed command value and based on the calculated
electric power generator rotation speed command value, the electric power generator control unit PWM-controls an output of
the electric-power conversion system, so that the rotation speed of the electric power generator is made to keep track of
the electric power generator rotation speed command value and the output electric power value of the electric power generator
is made to keep track of the electric power generator power command value.

US Pat. No. 9,076,836

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
first and second self arc-extinguishing elements to be connected in series;
first and second diodes having cathodes connected to first electrodes of said first and second self arc-extinguishing elements
and anodes connected to second electrodes of said first and second self arc-extinguishing elements;

a third diode; and
a case for accommodating said first and second self arc-extinguishing elements and said first to third diodes,
wherein said third diode is insulated from all of said first and second self arc-extinguishing elements and said first and
second diodes in said case.

US Pat. No. 10,010,006

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electronic control device, comprising:an electronic circuit board on which a pin header used for electric connection to an external device is mounted together with an electronic component, the pin header comprises a plurality of connection terminals each inserted into each of a plurality of through holes formed in the electronic circuit board; and
a case for receiving the electronic circuit board therein, the case comprising a connector housing portion provided as an opening portion at a position corresponding to the pin header, wherein:
the case comprises at least two case members;
the at least two case members comprise a first case member including the connector housing portion and a plurality of through holes;
the first case member and the pin header are fastened together by a first press-fit connection structure;
the pin header and the electronic circuit board are fastened directly together by a second press-fit connection structure, mating components of the second press-fit connection structure being provided in the pin header and the electronic circuit board at positions spaced apart from the plurality of connection terminals and the plurality of through holes of the electronic circuit board respectively;
each of the plurality of connection terminals of the pin header is configured to be inserted into each of the plurality of through holes of the first case member;
the pin header comprises: at least one first boss hole, which is a through hole having a first end facing the first case member and having a second end, opposite from the first end facing a second case member and at least one rib, which is one of the components of the second press-fit connection structure such that the rib is positioned in a vicinity of the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,888,613

POWER MODULE FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DRIVE CONTROL APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power module for electric power steering, the power module comprising:
conductive members divided into a plurality of pieces;
power circuit components mounted on the conductive members and comprising:
power switching elements forming a bridge circuit, and
a motor relay switching element connected into power lines of respective power switching elements to control ON and OFF states
of motor currents to be supplied to an electric motor from the respective power switching elements; and

a power source terminal, a ground (GND) terminal, a motor output terminal, and first control terminals driving each of the
power switching elements,

wherein the motor output terminal is integrally exposed from a part of the conductive members while keeping the same plane
as the conductive members so that a bottom surface of the motor output terminal is disposed on a same continuous plane as
a bottom surface of the part of the conductive members in a straight line,

the power circuit components, the conductive members, and any one or more among the power source terminal, the GND terminal,
the motor output terminal, and the first control terminals are integrally molded using mold resin and disposed on a heat sink,

the first control terminals are disposed separately in a first side of the mold resin different from a second side of the
mold resin in which the motor output terminal is disposed,

the power circuit components further comprise a current detection shunt resistor electrically connected to second control
terminals,

the power source terminal is disposed at a third side of the mold resin that is different from the second side at which the
motor output terminal is disposed, and

the first control terminals and the second control terminals are disposed together at the first side of the mold resin different
from the third side and the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,888,617

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE POWER MODULES AND COOLING MECHANISM FOR THE POWER MODULES

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a coolant jacket comprising a passage through which a coolant flows inside said coolant jacket;
a first power module mounted on a first-surface member of said coolant jacket;
a second power module mounted on a second-surface member of said coolant jacket, said second-surface member facing said first-surface
member; and

a third power module mounted on a third-surface member of said coolant jacket, said third-surface member coupling together
an end of said first-surface member and an end of said second-surface member,

wherein said coolant jacket comprises:
a first fin in contact with said first-surface member in said passage;
a second fin in contact with said second-surface member in said passage;
a third fin in contact with said third-surface member in said passage;
an intake opening through which said coolant is taken in from an outside;
an intake header configured to send said coolant entering from said intake opening to said first fin and said second fin;
a discharge opening through which said coolant is discharged to said outside; and
a discharge header configured to send, to said discharge opening, said coolant passing through said first fin and said second
fin, and

wherein said first power module and said second power module face each other through said first-surface member and said second-surface
member, and through said first fin and said second fin.

US Pat. No. 9,468,110

CHASSIS ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A chassis assembly structure comprising:
a front chassis side assembly including a mechanical body, a front chassis that is provided on a front side of the mechanical
body, and a plate-like mechanical holder that is provided on a rear side of the mechanical body and that has an upper surface
projected to the rear side; and

a bottom chassis including an opened front side and an opened top part and that has at least a bottom surface and a rear surface,
with the front chassis side assembly being assembled to the bottom chassis, wherein the bottom chassis further including,
a rear-side bent part that is formed on an upper part of the rear surface and bent to the front side;
an upright part that rises from a lower edge of the opened front side; and
an angled pressing tab that rises from the lower edge of the opened front side and that is formed further on the front side
than the upright part, and that has an upper part inclined so as to be projected to the front side; and

wherein the front chassis side assembly is configured such that when an upper-surface end of the mechanical holder that is
projected to the rear side is brought into contact with the rear-side bent part of the bottom chassis as a contact portion,
and the front side thereof is rotated about the contact portion serving as a rotational support axis toward the bottom chassis,
a lower part of the front chassis is invited and fitted between the angled pressing tab and the upright part along an inclined
surface of the angled pressing tab; and

wherein the mechanical body and a printed wiring board disposed in the bottom chassis are connected by a flexible cable arranged
near the rotational support axis.

US Pat. No. 9,387,774

TRAIN-INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

3. A device control method in a train-information management device that is provided on a train, that manages information
on devices provided in a vehicle, and that controls each of the devices, the device control method comprising:
a condition determining of determining, on the basis of a position of the train, a usage status of a regenerative brake, and
information on a section in which a train is more likely to use a brake, which of

a regeneration-preparation condition in which the train is running through a position at which distance between the position
and a section in which the train is more likely to use a brake is equal to or less than a given value, is running toward the
section, and does not use a regenerative brake,

a regenerating condition in which the train uses a regenerative brake, and
a normal condition that corresponds neither to the regeneration-preparation condition nor to the regenerating condition,the train is in;
a first controlling of causing a compressor that generates the compressed air to start generating compressed air when an amount
of residual air in an air tank that stores compressed air therein to be used for an air brake reaches 0% in a case where the
train is in the regeneration-preparation condition;

a second controlling of causing the compressor to generate compressed air when the amount of residual air is less than 100%
in a case where the train is in the regenerating condition; and

a third controlling of, in a case where the train is in the normal condition,
causing the compressor to start generating compressed air when the amount of residual air reaches a first threshold value
that is greater than 0%, and

causing the compressor to finish generating compressed air when the amount of residual air reaches a second threshold value
that is greater than the first threshold value and less than 100%.

US Pat. No. 9,294,018

ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric motor control device, comprising:
energization elements provided correspondingly to an armature winding and a field winding of an electric motor configured
so as to have an armature and or to have both of an armature and a field;

an energization portion that energizes the armature winding and the field winding according to an energization signal given
to the energization elements; and

an energization signal generation portion that generates the energization signal to be outputted to the energization portion,
wherein the energization signal is generated on the basis of at least one state quantity among state quantities of the armature,
the field, and the energization elements and outputted,

wherein the at least one state quantity includes at least one of a temperature, a heat value, a resistance value, an inductance
value, a reactance value, and an impedance value of the armature, the field, and the enegization elements.

US Pat. No. 9,274,514

MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A motor control apparatus comprising:
a reference model unit configured to generate 1) a target value, which a control output of a controlled object including a
motor is caused to follow, 2) a model output representing a desired operation of the controlled object, and 3) a model input
for driving the controlled object to the desired operation;

a feedback control unit configured to receive the control output and the model output, and to generate a feedback input for
causing the control output to follow the model output; and

a model input adder configured to add up the model input and the feedback input and generate a control input to the controlled
object, wherein the reference model unit includes:

a target-value storing unit configured to retain both of a present value of the target value and at least one of past values
of the target value as a target value vector;

a numerical model configured to simulate the characteristic of the controlled object and generate the model output and a state
variable on the basis of the model input;

a model controller configured to generate the model input using the state variable and the target value vector including the
target value and the at least one of the past values of the target value;

a model-controller determining unit configured to determine the model controller from a predetermined plurality of candidates
of the model controller on the basis of the target value vector, including the present value of the target value and the at
least one of past values of the target value, and the state variable such that the determined model controller generates a
present target value for the motor to follow which suppresses vibrations,

wherein
the reference model unit further includes a model input memory configured to retain a past model input,
the model controller generates the model input on the basis of the past model input,
the model-controller determining unit determines a model controller on the basis of the past model input, and
the model controller calculates a change amount of the model input on the basis of the target value vector, the state variable,
and the past model input, and generates the model input by adding up the past model input and the change amount.

US Pat. No. 9,253,657

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A wireless communication device that carries out wireless communication with a plurality of pieces of communication equipment,
the wireless communication device comprising:
a wireless LAN communication unit with a first antenna for carrying out wireless communication with the communication equipment
through a wireless LAN, and for detecting an interference wave due to wireless communication between external devices through
a wireless LAN to obtain a frequency channel of the interference wave;

a wireless communication unit with a second antenna for carrying out wireless communication based on a communication scheme
using a same frequency band as a frequency band of the communication equipment and the wireless LAN;

a channel aggregation unit for changing a frequency channel of the wireless LAN communication unit, for use in carrying out
the wireless communication with the communication equipment, to be the same frequency channel as the frequency channel employed
by the external devices causing the interference wave which the wireless LAN communication unit obtains; and

an assignment control unit for changing a frequency channel of the wireless communication unit in response to the changing
of the frequency channel of the wireless LAN communication unit by the channel aggregation unit, the assignment control unit
changing the frequency channel of the wireless communication unit from coinciding with the frequency channel employed by the
external devices to coincide with the previous frequency channel of the wireless LAN communication unit prior to being changed
by the channel aggregation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,116,028

THERMAL FLOW SENSOR AND METHOD OF GENERATING FLOW RATE DETECTION SIGNAL BY THE THERMAL FLOW SENSOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A thermal flow sensor, comprising:
a bridge circuit including a heating element, a fluid temperature detector, and a resistor, the heating element being supplied
with a heating current so that temperature of the heating element becomes higher than temperature of a fluid detected by the
fluid temperature detector by a predetermined temperature, the bridge circuit being configured to output a flow rate detection
signal corresponding to the heating current;

a fluid direction detection circuit for outputting a flow direction of the fluid as a fluid direction detection signal; and
an arithmetic circuit being configured to:
generate a first output signal and a second output signal based on the flow rate detection signal output from the bridge circuit
and the fluid direction detection signal output from the fluid direction detection circuit; and

select the first output signal when the fluid direction detection signal shows normal flow and select the second output signal
when the fluid direction detection signal shows reverse flow, to thereby output a flow rate detection signal that takes the
flow direction into account so that the flow rate detection signal takes different values between the normal flow and the
reverse flow even at the same flow rate,

wherein the arithmetic circuit comprises:
a first arithmetic circuit for generating the first output signal so as to have a value lower than a value of VQ when the
fluid direction detection signal shows the reverse flow and generating the first output signal so as to have a value equal
to the value of VQ when the fluid direction detection signal shows the normal flow, where VQ represents the flow rate detection
signal output from the bridge circuit;

a second arithmetic circuit for generating the second output signal in accordance with the following expression:
VQ0+A×(VQ0?VQ),

where VQ represents the flow rate detection signal output from the bridge circuit, VQ0 represents a value of the flow rate
detection signal in a flat calm, and A represents an arbitrary gain; and

a third arithmetic circuit for performing OR operation of the first output signal generated by the first arithmetic circuit
and the second output signal generated by the second arithmetic circuit, to thereby output the flow rate detection signal
that takes the flow direction into account.

US Pat. No. 9,439,324

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric power converter, comprising:
a cooler, which includes a passage through which a cooling medium flows; and
at least two heat generating bodies, which are dispersedly arranged on upper and lower surfaces of the cooler to be cooled
by the cooler,

wherein the passage from a cooling medium inlet to a cooling medium outlet of the cooler includes:
an upstream cooling portion and a downstream cooling portion which cools the at least two heat generating bodies;
an upstream distribution portion located on a cooling medium inlet side;
a downstream distribution portion located on a cooling medium outlet side;
connecting portions which are disposed proximate respective side surfaces of the cooler and connect the upstream cooling portion
and the downstream cooling portion; and

a partition portion which partitions the upstream cooling portion and the downstream cooling portion, and the upstream distribution
portion and the downstream distribution portion, and

wherein the passage is connected so that the cooling medium flows in order of the upstream distribution portion, the upstream
cooling portion, the connecting portion, the downstream cooling portion, and the downstream distribution portion,

the cooling medium splits into two flows from the upstream distribution portion, in respective opposing directions toward
each of the respective side surfaces, to form the upstream cooling portion proximate the upper surface,

each of the two flows enters a corresponding connecting portion and a corresponding downstream cooling portion, and
the two flows join each other onto the downstream distribution portion proximate the lower surface.

US Pat. No. 9,287,201

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor element;
a lead frame connected to the semiconductor element;
a metal base plate mounted on the lead frame via a first insulation layer, a face of the metal base plate and the first insulation
layer facing each other;

a second insulation layer disposed on a side of the metal base plate face opposite the first insulation layer; and
a cooling unit, directly connected to a side of the metal base plate, disposed on the second insulation layer on a side of
the second insulation layer which faces the metal base plate, the side of the metal base plate being perpendicular to the
face of the metal base plate.

US Pat. No. 9,268,028

RADIATION MEASURING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A radiation measuring apparatus comprising:
a radiation detector;
a pulse amplifier which amplifies a detector signal from the radiation detector;
a waveform analyzing section which analyzes a waveform of a detector signal pulse from the pulse amplifier, distinguishes
a regular waveform and a noise waveform, and outputs the regular waveform and the noise waveform as a first digital pulse
and a second digital pulse, respectively;

a first counter which counts the first digital pulse;
a second counter which counts the second digital pulse;
an up-down counter in which the first digital pulse is inputted to an addition input and a feedback pulse is inputted to a
subtraction input, and which outputs an addition-subtraction accumulated value obtained by accumulating the differences therebetween;

a negative feedback pulse generation circuit which generates the feedback pulse based on the addition-subtraction accumulated
value;

an accumulation control circuit which specifies weighting of counting for the up-down counter;
an accumulated value setting circuit which forcibly sets the addition-subtraction accumulated value of the up-down counter;
and

a calculation section which calculates a count rate from the addition-subtraction accumulated value of the up-down counter,
and detects noise intrusion, based on count values from the first counter and the second counter, wherein

the calculation section stores the addition-subtraction accumulated value for the previous calculation cycle, and
the calculation section, when noise intrusion has been detected, performs predetermined calculation using the addition-subtraction
accumulated value for the previous calculation cycle instead of the value for the present calculation cycle, to output the
calculation result, and causes the accumulated value setting circuit to set the addition-subtraction accumulated value of
the up-down counter at the value for a calculation cycle just before the noise intrusion.

US Pat. No. 9,257,542

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH RESISTANCE CONTROL STRUCTURE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor substrate in which a current flows in a thickness direction of
said semiconductor substrate,
wherein said semiconductor substrate includes a resistance control structure disposed in a central portion of said semiconductor
substrate having a resistance to current higher than a peripheral portion laterally surrounding said central portion of said
semiconductor substrate,

wherein said semiconductor substrate includes:
a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type which extends laterally to run across said central portion and said
peripheral portion;

a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type which faces said first semiconductor layer in said thickness direction
and extends laterally to run across said central portion and said peripheral portion; and

a lifetime control layer provided in said first semiconductor layer and facing said second semiconductor layer in said thickness
direction;

said lifetime control layer extends laterally to run across said central portion and said peripheral portion and has a higher
lifetime killer concentration in said central portion than said peripheral portion; and

said resistance control structure includes said lifetime control layer.

US Pat. No. 9,153,505

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A method for manufacturing an SiC semiconductor device, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) implanting an impurity into a surface layer of an SiC substrate at a concentration of 1×1020 cm?3 or higher;

(b) forming a graphite film on a surface of said SiC substrate after said step (a);
(c) activating said impurity by annealing said SiC substrate after said step (b);
(d) removing said graphite film after said step (c);
(e) oxidizing the surface of said SiC substrate to form an oxide film after said step (d);
(f) removing said oxide film; and
(g) measuring resistance of the SiC substrate by a four-point probe method making direct contact of a probe and said SiC substrate
after said step (f).

US Pat. No. 9,090,435

ELEVATOR HOISTING MACHINE AND ELEVATOR HOISTING MACHINE MANUFACTURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An elevator hoisting machine comprising:
a motor comprising:
a motor main body; and
a motor shaft that is rotated by the motor main body;
a coupling shaft comprising:
a boss portion; and
a rotation detector mounting shaft portion that protrudes outward from the boss portion away from the motor shaft,
the coupling shaft being mountable to and removable from an end portion of the motor shaft;
a mounting member on which is disposed a penetrating aperture through which the rotation detector mounting shaft portion is
passed; and

a rotation detector that is mounted to the rotation detector mounting shaft portion, wherein:
an inner circumferential surface of the penetrating aperture is an inclined pressing surface that is inclined relative to
a shaft axis of the motor shaft such that an inside diameter of the penetrating aperture increases continuously toward the
motor shaft;

an inclined bearing surface that is inclined relative to a shaft axis of the coupling shaft is disposed on the boss portion
so as to be formed into an annular shape around the shaft axis of the coupling shaft, and such that an outside diameter of
the boss portion increases continuously toward the motor shaft; and

the inclined pressing surface is able to contact the inclined bearing surface by the mounting member being displaced toward
the motor shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,087,778

JOINING METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A joining method for joining two joining target members, comprising:
a tentative assembling step of tentatively assembling said two joining target members to oppose to each other with an interval
between said two joining target members; and

a joining step of joining said two joining target members by supplying a molten joining material using supplying means to
a space formed by said two joining target members and thereafter solidifying the molten joining material, wherein

said supplying means is structured to be capable of simultaneously supplying said joining material to a plurality of portions,
wherein said supplying means includes:
a mask that exposes a portion to be joined of each of said two joining target members and that covers other portion; and
a supply source that supplies said molten joining material, wherein
said tentative assembling step is a step of tentatively assembling said two joining target members by having said mask interposed
between and contacting said two joining target members, and

in said joining step, said molten joining material is supplied from said supply source to said portion to be joined being
exposed outside said mask.

US Pat. No. 9,913,404

COOLING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A cooling apparatus, comprising:
an electronic component;
a cooling plate for cooling the electronic component;
an electronic component accommodating section that is attached to a periphery of an opening formed in the cooling plate and
accommodates the electronic component therein; and

a cooling pipeline that is disposed at a same level as the electronic component in a manner to surround at least three sides
of an outer side surface section of the electronic component accommodating section and is joined to the cooling plate via
a joint material on the three sides, in that the electronic component is arranged such that a side surface section thereof
is in contact with an inner side of the electronic component accommodating section via a filler.

US Pat. No. 9,462,715

WATERPROOF CONTROL UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A waterproof control unit in which: a circuit board is fixedly contained in an enclosure formed of a base and a cover;
a plurality of circuit components and a resin-molded connector housing are fixedly positioned on the circuit board; in order
to expose outside the enclosure the edge face of the connector housing with a plurality of contact terminals for external
connection fixed therethrough, a first seal gap provided between the abutting faces of the connector housing and the cover,
a second seal gap provided between the abutting faces of the connector housing and the base, and a third seal gap provided
between the abutting faces of the base and the cover are filled with waterproof seal materials,
wherein the first seal gap, or the first seal gap and the second seal gap, includes a terrace slope portion gap, an outer
step flat portion gap and an inner step flat portion gap that are a slit-like space including a pair of terrace slope portions
formed of the connector housing and the cover or the base, a pair of outer step flat portions in communication with the terrace
slope portions and a pair of inner step flat portions, the outer step flat portions being located on the outer side of the
enclosure than the inner step flat portions,

wherein a gap limitation member and a planar movement limitation member are provided between the connector housing and the
cover forming the first seal gap,

wherein the gap limitation member is a gap setting protrusion that is provided on the outer step flat portions or the inner
step flat portions of one of the connector housing and the cover and that abuts the other,

wherein the planar movement limitation member includes a pair of opposed members for limiting the relative position of the
connector housing such that the gap dimension in the horizontal direction between the terrace slope portions of the connector
housing and the cover falls within a predetermined range, the horizontal direction being parallel to the board surface of
the circuit board, and

wherein the pair of opposed members include a pair of side face convex threads protruded from the connector housing on the
right and left sides and fitting concave threads provided on the cover, the side face convex threads loosely fitting into
the fitting concave threads to form a pair of convexo-concave engagement seal faces.

US Pat. No. 9,341,496

NAVIGATION DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A navigation device comprising:
a memory device that holds a computer program; and
a processor that executes the computer program read out from the memory device,
wherein the computer program is configured to perform a process of:
acquiring map data in which a single link represents a plurality of lanes of a road including at least one special lane and
a plurality of normal lanes, the map data being a map data in which entrance and exit between a particular special lane of
the at least one special lane and one of the normal lanes which is adjacent to the particular special lane are permitted only
in a predetermined permitted section;

extracting an entrance and exit section of the road which exists ahead of a vehicle and in which the vehicle is permitted
to make a lane change between the particular special lane and the adjacent normal lane on a basis of the acquired map data
and position information about the vehicle;

determining a guidance time for providing guidance on an advance preparation indicating that the vehicle should get closer
to the adjacent normal lane from whichever of the at least one special lane is being traveled on by the vehicle;

determining a number of special lanes in the at least one special lane of the road;
determining a guidance time for a start point of a lane changing permitted section defined by the extracted entrance and exit
section;

providing the guidance on the advance preparation at the guidance time of the guidance on an advance preparation when the
determined number of special lanes is more than one, and suppressing the guidance on the advance preparation at the guidance
time when the determined number of special lanes is one; and

providing, at the guidance time for the start point of the lane changing permitted section, exit guidance notifying that the
vehicle is permitted to exit the particular special lane onto the adjacent normal lane by using at least one of a textual
display, a beep sound, a guide map, and a voice indicating a street name.

US Pat. No. 9,287,391

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate comprising a first conductivity type, a top surface, an active region and an edge termination region,
wherein said edge termination region is spaced from and encloses said active region;

a semiconductor element formed in said active region; and
a first to nth impurity layers of a second conductivity type that are arranged in a region spanning from an edge portion of
said active region to said edge termination region in a direction from said active region toward said edge termination region
in said top surface of said semiconductor substrate,

wherein said first to nth impurity layers have the same surface concentration and the same bottom-end distance, and
wherein said surface concentration is a concentration of impurities of said second conductivity type at said top surface of
said semiconductor substrate, and said bottom-end distance being a distance from said top surface of said semiconductor substrate
to bottom ends of said first to nth impurity layers;

an n+1th impurity layer of said second conductivity type that is adjacent to a lower portion of at least said first impurity
layer among said first to nth impurity layers,

wherein P(1)>P(n+1) and D(1) first and n+1th impurity layers, D(1) and D(n+1) are respectively said bottom-end distances of said first and n+1th impurity
layers, and n is an integer greater than 1,

wherein said surface concentration P(n+1) of said n+1th impurity layer is 10 to 1000 times a concentration of impurities of
said first conductivity type in said semiconductor substrate, and

wherein said bottom-end distance D(n+1) of said n+1th impurity layer is in a range of 15 to 30 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,257,065

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS COMPRISING FIRST AND SECOND GROUNDING ROUTES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A liquid crystal display apparatus comprising:
a horizontal electric field type display device that comprises a first substrate having a pixel electrode and a reference
electrode, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a liquid crystal sandwiched between the first substrate and
the second substrate and that applies an electric field between the reference electrode and the pixel electrode;

a flexible substrate that is mounted at a peripheral part of the first substrate;
a housing that accommodates the display device;
a transparent conductive film that is formed on a surface of the second substrate, which is a surface opposite to a side of
the liquid crystal;

a first conductive member and a second conductive member, wherein one end portion of the first conductive member and one end
portion of the second conductive member are in contact with the transparent conductive film;

a first grounding route, which is configured by at least the first conductive member that is connected to a grounding wiring
formed at the peripheral part of the first substrate and the flexible substrate; and

a second grounding route, which is configured by at least the second conductive member that is connected to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,252,161

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A thin film transistor array substrate having a thin film transistor, the thin film transistor array substrate comprising:
a gate electrode of said thin film transistor and a gate wire connected to said gate electrode, said gate electrode and said
gate wire being formed on a substrate;

a gate insulating film that covers said gate electrode and said gate wire;
a semiconductor film formed on said gate insulating film;
a source electrode and a drain electrode of said thin film transistor formed on said semiconductor film above said gate electrode;
a source wire connected to said source electrode, said source wire being formed on said gate insulating film;
a pixel electrode formed by being partially and directly stacked on said drain electrode;
an interlayer insulating film that covers said source electrode, said drain electrode, said source wire and said pixel electrode;
and

a counter electrode arranged opposite to said pixel electrode with said interlayer insulating film being interposed therebetween,
wherein

said semiconductor film is provided under said drain electrode, said source electrode and said source wire, and in a region
between said source electrode and said drain electrode, and

said semiconductor film only under said source wire has a portion projecting beyond said source wire on both sides, a width
of the portion being 1 ?m or more.

US Pat. No. 9,233,848

OZONE GENERATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING OZONE GENERATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An ozone generation system comprising:
an ozone generator having discharge tubes,
a raw material gas supply device which supplies raw material gas containing oxygen,
a power supply for an ozone generator which applies a high-frequency high voltage to the discharge tubes,
a cooling device which flows cooling water to the periphery of the discharge tubes,
a gas flow rate controller which controls the flow rate of an ozonized gas which is outputted from the ozone generator,
an ozone concentration measuring device which measures an ozone concentration of the ozonized gas,
a cooling water thermometer which measures a temperature of the cooling water
and a controller which controls power of the power supply for an ozone generator and the gas flow rate controller,
wherein the controller comprises
an electricity charge unit price storing part which stores an electricity charge unit price, a gas charge unit price storing
part which stores a gas charge unit price and an ozone generation amount basic parameter optimum value storing part which
stores optimum values of one of ozone generation amount basic parameters, which are the ozone concentration and the gas flow
rate,

wherein an optimum value is a determined value at which a running cost is a minimum value, using cooling water temperature
and necessary ozone generation amount as input parameters,

and wherein running cost is determined on the basis of an electricity charge calculated by the electricity charge unit price
stored in the electricity charge unit price storing part and a gas charge calculated by the gas charge unit price stored in
the gas charge unit price storing part; and

wherein the controller is configured to:
read, from the ozone generation amount basic parameter optimum value storing part, an ozone generation amount basic parameter
optimum value which corresponds to a cooling water thermometer measured value of the cooling water and a necessary ozone generation
amount,

determine an ozone concentration and a gas flow rate at which the ozone generator is operated based on the ozone generation
amount basic parameter optimum value which is read and the necessary ozone generation amount, and

control the gas flow rate controller so as for a gas flow rate to be the determined value and the power of the power supply
for an ozone generator so as for the ozone concentration measured value of the ozone concentration measuring device to be
the determined value.

US Pat. No. 9,093,277

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a plate-shaped electrode member;
an integrated insulating sheet provided on said plate-shaped electrode member;
a control board provided on said integrated insulating sheet, said control board having a circuit pattern on both sides thereof;
a board integrated electrode in which said plate-shaped electrode member and said control board are integrally formed by said
integrated insulating sheet;

an upper surface resist layer provided on an upper surface of said control board with said circuit pattern covered; and
a lower surface resist layer provided on a lower surface of said plate-shaped electrode member corresponding to a position
in which said upper surface resist layer is provided.

US Pat. No. 9,462,271

MOVING IMAGE ENCODING DEVICE, MOVING IMAGE DECODING DEVICE, MOVING IMAGE CODING METHOD, AND MOVING IMAGE DECODING METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An image encoding device comprising:
a block dividing unit for dividing an inputted image which comprises a luminance signal and a color difference signal into
blocks each of which is a unit for a prediction process;

a prediction image generating unit for carrying out an intra prediction process on the luminance signal and a color difference
signal of a target block using an intra prediction parameter to generate a prediction image; and

a variable length encoding unit for performing a variable-length-encoding process on the intra prediction parameter,
wherein the prediction image generating unit carries out the intra prediction process on the color difference signal of the
target block by using an intra prediction parameter which is the same as an intra prediction parameter which the prediction
image generating unit used to carry out the intra prediction process on the luminance signal of the target block or by using
an average prediction process, and the variable length encoding unit generates a coded data indicating one of the intra prediction
processes on the color difference signal of the target block, the intra prediction processes include at least the intra prediction
process using the intra prediction parameter used for the luminance signal of the target block and the intra prediction process
using the average prediction process.

US Pat. No. 9,439,187

METHOD AND PROCESSING DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING TIME AND FREQUENCY RESOURCES FOR AT LEAST ONE DATA TRANSMISSION VIA A FAST FADING FREQUENCY SELECTIVE CHANNEL

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A method for allocating time and frequency resources for at least one data transmission via a fast fading frequency selective
channel between an access point of a wireless telecommunications network and at least one communication device located in
at least one respective moving conveyance moving on a path, wherein a processing device performs:
obtaining long-term signal to interference plus noise ratio information for a set of time and frequency resources;
obtaining at least one frequency correlation profile of the fast fading frequency selective channel;
obtaining at least one time correlation profile of the fast fading frequency selective channel;
computing figures of merit for potential sequences of time and frequency resources among the set of time and frequency resources,
based on the obtained long-term signal to interference plus noise ratio information, on the obtained frequency correlation
profile and on the obtained time correlation profile;

selecting a sequence of time and frequency resources that provides a figure of merit, among the computed figures of merit,
that expects reaching a target quality of service for said data transmission or that is the best figure of merit;

allowing said data transmission via the selected sequence of time and frequency resources.

US Pat. No. 9,413,275

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A motor control device that controls a motor by switching conduction patterns of an inverter, comprising:
a rotation position detector configured to detect a rotation position of the motor;
a current detector configured to detect a current flowing to the motor at a current detection timing in response to the detected
rotation position; and

a timing measure configured to measure a conduction pattern switching timing of the inverter and the current detection timing
of the current detector;

wherein the current detector is further configured to calculate a correction current value based on the detected current value,
the measured conduction pattern switching timing, and the measured current detection timing.

US Pat. No. 9,389,141

CYLINDER INTAKE AIR AMOUNT ESTIMATION APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An estimation device for a cylinder intake air amount in an internal combustion engine, which serves for estimating an
amount of intake air sucked into a cylinder in the internal combustion engine which is connected to an intake pipe at a location
downstream of a throttle valve, said estimation device comprising:
an intake air amount detection unit that detects an amount of intake air which passes through said throttle valve and is sucked
into said internal combustion engine; and

a physical model that models a response delay of an intake system until air having passed through said throttle valve comes
into said cylinder;

wherein said physical model comprises:
a volumetric efficiency corresponding value calculation unit that calculates a volumetric efficiency corresponding value which
is an index indicating an amount of air coming into the cylinder of said internal combustion engine from a downstream side
of said throttle valve;

a cylinder intake air amount calculation unit that calculates the cylinder intake air amount actually sucked into said cylinder
by using said amount of intake air, said volumetric efficiency corresponding value and said physical model; and

an intake pipe internal density calculation unit that calculates an intake pipe internal density at the downstream side of
said throttle valve, and an amount of change of the intake pipe internal density;

wherein said volumetric efficiency corresponding value calculation unit calculates said volumetric efficiency corresponding
value by using said amount of intake air, said intake pipe internal density, and said amount of change of the intake pipe
internal density.

US Pat. No. 9,293,572

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type;
a drift layer of the first conductivity type that is formed on a first main face of the semiconductor substrate;
a plurality of main-cell well regions of a second conductivity type that are formed side by side in upper surface portions
of the drift layer;

a plurality of sense-cell well regions of the second conductivity type that are formed side by side in upper surface portions
of the drift layer, apart from the main-cell well regions;

a sense-pad well region of the second conductivity type in the upper surface portions of the drift layer apart from the sense-cell
well regions and the main-cell well regions;

a gate insulating film that is formed on the sense-cell well regions and the main-cell well regions;
a field insulating film, which is thinker than the gate insulating film, that is formed to cover the entire region of the
sense-pad well region except for portions on which a sense-pad well contact hole is provided;

a source pad that electrically connects 1)the sense-pad well region through sense-pad well contact holes which are formed
on the sense-pad well region so as to penetrate the field insulating film and 2) the main-cell well regions through source
contact holes which are formed on the main-cell well regions so as to penetrate the gate insulating film at positions apart
from the field insulating film;

a sense pad that is electrically connected to the sense-cell well regions through sense source contact holes which are formed
on the sense-cell well regions so as to penetrate the gate insulating film;

gate electrodes that are formed in contact with the gate insulating film, above the main-cell well regions and the sense-cell
well regions, the gate electrodes also being formed on the sense-pad well region and the field insulating film on the sense-pad
well region;

a gate pad that is electrically connected to the gate electrodes; and
a drain electrode that is formed on a second main face side of the semiconductor substrate that is opposite to the first main
face.

US Pat. No. 9,293,390

HEAT RADIATION STRUCTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor element;
a lead frame bonded on one surface to the semiconductor element;
a first insulating layer disposed on the other surface of the lead frame; and
a metal base plate connected to the lead frame with the first insulating layer interposed between the base plate and the lead
frame, wherein

an outer peripheral portion of the first insulating layer is outside an outer portion of the lead frame and is inside an outer
portion of the metal base plate;

the outer peripheral portion of the first insulating layer and a side surface of the first insulating layer are covered with
the second insulating layer, said second insulating layer having higher moisture resistance and higher insulation performance
than the first insulating layer, the outer peripheral portion of the first insulating layer including an electric field concentrated
point in the outer portion of the lead frame; and

the second insulating layer includes epoxy resin filled around silica particles.

US Pat. No. 9,279,608

HEAT PUMP

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A heat pump comprising:
a main circuit in which a compressor that raises a sucked low pressure refrigerant to an intermediate pressure to discharge
the refrigerant as a high pressure refrigerant after further raising from the intermediate pressure to a high pressure, a
condenser, a first flow rate controller, and an evaporator are sequentially connected by a main pipe, and a refrigerant circulates,
the evaporator being divided into a plurality of parallel heat exchangers, the parallel heat exchangers being arranged in
parallel at respective parts of a parallel circuit formed by branching off the main pipe at an arranged position of the evaporator;

a first bypass pipe whose one end is connected to the main pipe, through which the high pressure refrigerant discharged from
the compressor flows to the condenser, and whose another end is branched off into parts that are connected to the main pipe
on respective inlet sides of the parallel heat exchangers;

a second flow rate controller provided in the first bypass pipe;
a first flow switching device provided at a refrigerant inlet side of each of the parallel heat exchangers and configured
to switch a flow of refrigerant entering each of the parallel heat exchangers from the main circuit or the first bypass pipe;

a second bypass pipe whose one end is connected to an intermediate portion of the compressor in which the refrigerant is raised
to the intermediate pressure, and whose another end is branched off into parts that are connected to the main pipe on respective
outlet sides of the parallel heat exchangers; and

a second flow switching device provided at a refrigerant outlet side of each of the parallel heat exchangers and configured
to switch a flow of refrigerant discharging from each of the parallel heat exchangers to the main circuit or the second bypass
pipe,

wherein during a defrosting operation that removes frost on the parallel heat exchangers, a part of the high pressure refrigerant
discharged from the compressor is passed through the first bypass pipe, and reduced in pressure to be lower than a discharge
pressure and to be higher than a pressure at an injection in the second flow rate controller, the refrigerant that has been
decreased in temperature and reduced in pressure is supplied to a parallel heat exchanger that is defrosted, and the refrigerant
that has been condensed by the parallel heat exchanger to be in a liquid state or a two-phase gas-liquid state is then passed
through the second bypass pipe and is merged at a point where the refrigerant in the compressor is raised to the intermediate
pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,270,236

POWER AMPLIFIER

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power amplifier comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
an input terminal;
an amplifying transistor located on the semiconductor substrate, amplifying a signal from the input terminal, and outputting
an amplified signal to an output terminal;

a bias circuit supplying a bias to a signal input side of the amplifying transistor;
a filter circuit, including at least one of a chip inductor and a chip capacitor, removing noise at the signal input side
of the amplifying transistor; and

an impedance matching circuit including
a matching resistor located on the semiconductor substrate, between the input terminal and the signal input side of the amplifying
transistor,

a first capacitor located on the semiconductor substrate, wherein a first end of the first capacitor is connected to the input
terminal, and

a second capacitor located on the semiconductor substrate, wherein
a first end of the second capacitor is connected to a second end of the first capacitor,
a second end of the second capacitor is connected to the signal input side of the amplifying transistor,
a first end of the matching resistor is connected to a connection point of the first capacitor and the second capacitor, and
a second end of the matching resistor is connected to a connection point of the second capacitor and the signal input side
of the amplifying transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,223,559

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a processor to execute a program; and
a memory to store the program which, when executed by the processor, results in performance of steps comprising,
generating a new configuration information of an electronic control unit installed on a vehicle after connecting a newly connected
device to the electronic control unit, using configuration information of the electronic control unit and configuration information
of the newly connected device, the electronic control unit being separate from the information processing apparatus;

generating an executable file of a new control program which the electronic control unit is to execute after the newly connected
device is connected by linking an object file of a control program implemented on the electronic control unit, and an object
file of a control program from the information processing apparatus to control the newly connected device; and

uploading the new configuration information and the executable file of the new control program from the information processing
apparatus to the electronic control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,147,425

OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An optical data storage medium comprising;
at least one recording layer, satisfying BD optical disc standard, having a track upon which a laser beam is focused during
use; and

a management area provided on said at least one recording layer satisfying BD optical disc standard, said management area
having recorded data representing if another recording layer of different optical disc standard is present in said medium,
wherein

said recorded data has a first information section representing presence and absence of a first recording layer having first
optical disc standard and a second information section representing presence and absence of a second recording layer having
second optical disc standard,

when said first recording layer is present in said medium, said first information section represents if said first recording
layer is read-only type or recordable type, and

when said second recording layer is present in said medium, said second information section represents if said second recording
layer is read-only type or recordable type,

said recorded data is provided only on the management area of the layer satisfying BD optical disc standard, and
said recorded data represents absence of a recording layer by bit values of 00.

US Pat. No. 9,146,307

ULTRASONIC DETECTION DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An ultrasonic detection device which transmits an ultrasonic pulse toward an object from a pulser thereof, and discriminates
a noise mixed into a reflection signal received by a receiver thereof from the reflection signal by using a pulse time width,
wherein said ultrasonic detection device includes a processing circuitry configured to perform a discriminating process of
approximating a shape of each signal which is said reflection signal or a noise as an isosceles triangle and computing a pulse
time width equal to a length of a base of said approximating isosceles triangle, and to discriminate between said reflection
signal and the noise signal by determining whether said computed pulse time width exceeds a predetermined pulse width discrimination
threshold, and

wherein said processing circuitry computes the pulse time width which is the length of the base of said approximating isosceles
triangle from an integral and a maximum of an amplitude which are acquired during a time interval during which the signal,
which is the reflection signal or the noise signal, has an amplitude exceeding a first amplitude threshold continuously, and
defines, as said maximum amplitude, a maximum of amplitudes exceeding a second predetermined amplitude, an average of n largest
ones among the amplitudes (where n is an arbitrary positive integer), or an average of n largest ones among the amplitudes
except said maximum to perform said discriminating process.

US Pat. No. 9,108,823

ELEVATOR SAFETY CONTROL DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An elevator safety control device controlling stop of a car, comprising:
an input unit receiving a signal on a state of an elevator as an input value;
a logic unit including a CPU (Central Processing Unit) performing computation on safety control of said elevator by executing
computation on a plurality of safety control functions by independent programs by using said input value, and a memory; and

an independence assurance unit assuring independence of said safety control functions so that said safety control functions
do not exert influence on one another,

wherein said independence assurance unit assures independence of each of said safety control functions by monitoring whether
or not said safety control functions access said memory other than a permitted region, and

when said independence assurance unit detects an access to said memory other than the permitted region by a predetermined
one of said safety control functions, said elevator safety control device stops said car.

US Pat. No. 9,462,711

DISPLAY DEVICE MOUNTED IN HOUSING WITH ELASTIC BODY

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A display device mounted in a predetermined-shaped space of a housing, wherein
a recessed portion is formed in a side face of said display device,
an elastic body is provided in said recessed portion, and
said elastic body is elastically deformed to fix said display device to said housing when said display device is mounted in
said space of said housing,

the display device comprising
a planar light source device and
a display panel placed on said planar light source device, wherein
another recessed portion is formed in a side face of said planar light source device,
another elastic body is provided in said another recessed portion, and
said display device further includes a front frame for holding said display panel placed on said planar light source device,
forming a side face of said display device, and coming into contact with said another elastic body provided in said another
recessed portion to thereby elastically deform said another elastic body to fix said planar light source device.

US Pat. No. 9,338,777

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING THE TRANSMISSION OF THE SIGNALS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A method for adjusting transmission of signals transferred by a home base station through a wireless interface, the home
base station being located in a cell of a base station, the home base station belonging to a first tracking area, the base
station belonging to a second tracking area in which a mobile terminal is supposed to be, wherein the method comprises the
steps executed by the home base station of:
transferring, through the wireless interface, signals identifying a third tracking area which is different from the first
and second tracking areas and to which the base station and the home base station do not belong;

checking if a signal is received from the mobile terminal in response to the transferred signals identifying the third tracking
area;

entering an inter cell interference coordination procedure if the signal is received from the mobile terminal in response;
and

interrupting the transferring of the signals identifying the third tracking area and then releasing the inter cell interference
coordination procedure if a signal is received from a mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,293,243

ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE AND SWITCHING DEVICE USING SAME

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An electromagnetic device comprising:
a fixed iron core;
a movable iron core which is disposed to face the fixed iron core with a drive shaft fixed to a central portion and is displaceable
in an axis line direction of the drive shaft between a retreated position away from the fixed iron core and an advanced position
coming close to the fixed iron core;

an electromagnetic coil provided in the fixed iron core;
a permanent magnet which retains the movable iron core at the advanced position;
a plurality of supporting posts which are provided parallel to the axis line direction on both side surfaces of the fixed
iron core and support the fixed iron core;

an opening-side plate which is provided at one end portion of the supporting post on the movable iron core side in a longitudinal
direction and in which the drive shaft passes therethrough and is supported; and

a closing-side plate which is provided at the other end portion of the supporting post in the longitudinal direction and in
which the drive shaft passes therethrough and is supported,

wherein the advanced position of the movable iron core is restricted by the fixed iron core, and the retreated position is
restricted by the opening-side plate,

wherein each of the opening-side plate and the closing-side plate has a bearing mounting hole in which a bearing for the drive
shaft passing therethrough is mounted, and supporting post mounting holes, in each of which the supporting post is mounted,

the fixed iron core is configured by laminating thin plates, and
the supporting post mounting hole for the supporting post which is mounted on a surface on one side of the fixed iron core
in a lamination layer direction, among the plurality of supporting posts supporting the fixed iron core, is formed to be positioned
in a predetermined dimension on the basis of the bearing mounting hole, and the supporting post mounting hole for the supporting
post which is mounted on a surface on the other side is formed to have a size in which the supporting post can be mounted
even if a mounting position is varied within a dimensional tolerance of a thickness in the lamination layer direction of the
fixed iron core.

US Pat. No. 9,282,856

HAND DRYER

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A hand dryer comprising:
a box body that includes a hand drying chamber whose upper portion and side portion are open;
an airflow generating device that is provided in the box body and generates an airflow;
a nozzle that is provided on an inner wall surface of the hand drying chamber and ejects an airflow generated in the airflow
generating device to the hand drying chamber;

a plurality of first sensors provided on an inner wall surface of the hand drying chamber and aligned in a horizontal direction;
a plurality of second sensors provided on the inner wall surface of the hand drying chamber and aligned in a vertical direction
at a position below the plurality of first sensors and more outward than a most outward first sensor of the plurality of first
sensors in the horizontal direction; and

a control unit that detects a presence or an absence of a hand in accordance with a signal from the plurality of first sensors
or the plurality of second sensors and controls an operation of the airflow generating device.

US Pat. No. 9,074,717

VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATERIAL, HEAT INSULATING BOX USING VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATERIAL, REFRIGERATOR, REFRIGERATING/AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS, WATER HEATER, EQUIPMENTS, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATER

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A vacuum heat insulating material comprising:
a core material structured by a laminated structure of an organic fiber assembly made by forming an organic fiber into a sheet,
having a cutting portion where an end face is cut so as to be a predetermined length; and

a gas-barrier outer cover material containing the core material inside, and having a sealing portion for sealing surrounding
the cutting portion in a range being larger than the cutting portion of the core material with an amount of sealing length,

wherein an inside of the outer cover material is hermetically sealed to substantially a vacuum by sealing the sealing portion
of the outer cover material, and

wherein at least one long fiber, each at least one long fiber being equal to or longer than a length of the core material,
is used for the organic fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,491,228

REDUNDANCY DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A redundancy device that implements redundancy by grouping a plurality of nodes connected to a network, and enabling nodes
within each group to exchange input and output data with one another within the group, the redundancy device comprising:
the plurality of nodes, wherein
each of said nodes includes:
a computing unit, implemented by circuitry and configured to receive either input data or an input/output set including said
input data and a computed value of another node within the group, and carry out a computation on said input data,

a comparing unit, implemented by the circuitry and configured to, when said input/output set is inputted thereto, compare
a computed value of said computing unit with the computed value of said other node,

an output unit, implemented by the circuitry and configured to, when a result of the comparison by said comparing unit shows
that the computed value of said computing unit matches either one of computed values, output said computed value as output
data of the node itself, and

a transferring unit, implemented by the circuitry and configured to, when the result of the comparison by said comparing unit
shows that the input/output set does not include any computed value matching the computed value of said computing unit, add
the computed value of said computing unit to the input/output set and then transfer this input/output set to another node.

US Pat. No. 9,445,484

MULTI-SCREEN DISPLAY APPARATUS AND LUMINANCE CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A multi-screen display apparatus, which includes a first image display apparatus having a first screen and serving as a
master apparatus and one or more second image display apparatuses, each having one of second screens and serving as a slave
apparatus, and displays an image on a multi-screen constituted by said first screen and one or more said second screens, each
of said first image display apparatus and said one or more second image display apparatuses comprising:
an array light source including a plurality light emitting elements for emitting light to be irradiated onto said multi-screen
so as to display an image on said multi-screen;

a light source control unit that controls said plurality of light emitting elements so as to emit light; and
a failure determination unit that determines whether or not there is a failure light emitting element that is a light emitting
element having a failure among said plurality of light emitting elements,

wherein when there is said failure light emitting element, said light source control unit carries out a light correction process
for controlling the light emitting elements except for said failure light emitting element among said plurality of light emitting
elements so as to allow luminance of light to be emitted by said array light source including the failure light emitting element
to become closer to luminance of light emitted by said array light source prior to the occurrence of said failure light emitting
element,

wherein when said light correction process is carried out, said second image display apparatus transmits correction information
relating to the light correction process to said first image display apparatus,

wherein when said first image display apparatus carries out said light correction process, said first image display apparatus
forms the correction instruction for use in homogenizing luminance of light to be irradiated to said multi-screen over the
entire portion of said multi-screen, based upon said correction information relating to said light correction process carried
out by said first image display apparatus,

wherein when said first image display apparatus receives said correction information from said second image display apparatus,
said first image display apparatus forms the correction instruction for use in homogenizing luminance of light to be irradiated
to said multi-screen over the entire portion of said multi-screen, based upon said received correction information,

wherein when luminance of light to be irradiated to said multi-screen is not homogenized over said entire multi-screen, each
of said first image display apparatus and said second image display apparatuses carries out a process for homogenizing luminance
of light to be irradiated to said multi-screen over said entire multi-screen in accordance with said correction instruction,
and

wherein each of said first image display apparatus and said one or more second image display apparatuses further comprises
a constant current circuit that is installed in association with each of said light emitting elements, and

wherein said light source control unit controls said constant current circuit so as to adjust the luminance of the light emitted
by each one of said light emitting elements except for said failure light emitting element among said plurality of light emitting
elements corresponding to the constant current circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,382,094

ELEVATOR REFURBISHMENT METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An elevator renovation method for renovating a hydraulic elevator in which a plunger provided integrally with a car is
hydraulically driven to a non-hydraulic elevator, comprising:
providing a driving device that generates a driving force for raising the car, the driving device being provided in a bottom
portion of a hoistway;

leaving the plunger so that the plunger that is provided integrally with the car extends downward from a bottom portion of
the car, and the plunger can be raised and lowered inside an existing jack; and

obtaining the non-hydraulic elevator by exerting the driving force of the driving device to the plunger so that the plunger
is raised and lowered inside an existing jack to directly raise and lower the car.

US Pat. No. 9,342,064

MOTION SFC PROGRAM COMPONENT CREATION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A motion SFC program component creation device comprising:
a componentization unit that componentizes, in a program unit including a plurality of sequential processes, a motion SFC
program including a series of a plurality of steps; and

an incorporation unit that incorporates the componentized motion SFC programs into a motion SFC program used for a motion
control executed by a driving command device that supplies a driving command to a drive device, wherein

the incorporation unit incorporates the componentized motion SFC programs into a motion SFC program used for the motion control
while maintaining each of the motion SFC programs used for the motion control and the componentized motion SFC programs in
a motion-SFC program language.

US Pat. No. 9,257,947

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a power amplifier for amplifying RF signals in a plurality of frequency bands;
an output matching circuit connected to an output of said power amplifier;
a first capacitor connected at a first end to an output of said output matching circuit;
a plurality of output paths;
a switch connected to a second end of said first capacitor and directing each of the RF signals to one of said plurality of
output paths in accordance with frequency band of each of the RF signals; and

a plurality of second capacitors, each second capacitor being connected in series to a respective one of said output paths,
wherein

capacitance of said first capacitor is larger than capacitance of any of said second capacitors,
the capacitance of said first capacitor and the capacitances of said second capacitors satisfy the following equation:
0.8?{square root over (N)}·COUT—k?CIN?1.2?{square root over (N)}·COUT—k where CIN is the capacitance of said first capacitor, COUT—k is the capacitance of a kth one of said second capacitors, k=1, 2, . . . , N, and N is the number of said second capacitors.

US Pat. No. 9,242,569

VEHICLE CHARGE SYSTEM AND VEHICLE CHARGE METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A vehicle charge system, comprising:
a driving battery that feeds power to a running motor of a vehicle;
an auxiliary battery that feeds power to an auxiliary machine of the vehicle;
a charge control portion that controls charging of each of the driving battery and the auxiliary battery;
a driving battery charge apparatus that is controlled by the charge control portion and charges the driving battery ; and
an auxiliary battery charge apparatus that is controlled by the charge control portion and charges the auxiliary battery ,
the vehicle charge system being characterized in that:

the driving battery charge apparatus is formed of,
a first control circuit,
a first power-supply circuit that supplies power to the first control circuit, and
a first charge circuit that is capable of charging the driving battery, and
the first power-supply circuit is configured to supply power at least from an outside power supply to the first control circuit;
and

the auxiliary battery charge apparatus is formed of,
a second control circuit,
a second power-supply circuit that supplies power to the second control circuit, and
a second charge circuit that is capable of charging the auxiliary battery, and
the second power-supply circuit is configured to supply power at least from the outside power supply to the second control
circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,227,640

VIDEO INFORMATION DELIVERY AND DISPLAY SYSTEM AND VIDEO INFORMATION DELIVERY AND DISPLAY METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A video information delivery and display system comprising:
train information devices respectively mounted on cars, which form a train, and configured to manage train information in
association with one another;

display devices respectively mounted on the cars and including display units configured to display a guidance screen;
a part-content storing unit configured to store a plurality of part contents, each of the part contents is a content at a
part level, used for formation of the guidance screen;

a part-arrangement-definition-data storing unit configured to store part arrangement definition data for defining arrangement
of the part content on the guidance screen relative to other contents on the guidance screen;

a part-action-definition-data storing unit configured to store part action definition data for individually defining an action
of the part content itself on the guidance screen; and

a screen creating unit configured to select; according to a guidance content displayed on the guidance screen, based on a
train state which has been determine based on the train information obtained from the train information devices, one of the
part contents used for the formation of the guidance screen from the part-content storing unit, arrange the selected part
content on the guidance screen according to the part arrangement definition data, sequentially create, for each of a plurality
of continuous frames in time series obtained by changing little by little the arranged part content on the guidance screen
according to the part action definition data, image files serving as sources of creating the frames, display the frames based
on the image files on the display units in time series, and erase the image files from a memory after the display.

US Pat. No. 9,171,774

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power semiconductor module comprising:
a first frame portion having a first surface and a second surface opposed to each other;
a power semiconductor element mounted on said first surface of said first frame portion;
a second frame portion having a third surface and a fourth surface opposed to each other;
a control integrated circuit directly mounted on said third surface of said second frame portion for controlling said power
semiconductor element;

a wire having one end and the other end, said one end connected to said power semiconductor element and said the other end
connected to said control integrated circuit; and

an insulator portion sealing said power semiconductor element, said first frame portion, said control integrated circuit,
said second frame portion, and said wire,

said first surface of said first frame portion and said third surface of said second frame portion being located at a same
height in a direction vertical to said first surface of said first frame portion.

US Pat. No. 10,117,335

POWER MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power module, comprising:a power semiconductor device; and
a chip component arranged on a first circuit pattern and a second circuit pattern that are electrically connected to said power semiconductor device, and arranged so as to bridge said first circuit pattern and said second circuit pattern, wherein:
said chip component is arranged so that a first electrode and a second electrode are respectively positioned on said first circuit pattern and said second circuit pattern, and said first electrode and said second electrode and said first circuit pattern and said second circuit pattern are respectively joined with solder layers;
between a lower surface of said chip component and said first circuit pattern and between the lower surface of said chip component and said second circuit pattern, two spacers are provided in parallel with each other respectively at positions close to said first electrode and said second electrode; and
said solder layers do not exist on an inner side of said two spacers in parallel with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,474,189

INVERTER DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An inverter device comprising:
a heat dissipation casing including a principal surface, heat dissipation fins arranged on an opposite side of the principal
surface, a first concave portion provided adjacent to a region corresponding to the heat dissipation fins on the principal
surface, and a second concave portion provided adjacent to the region corresponding to the heat dissipation fins on the principal
surface;

a semiconductor module arranged in the region corresponding to the heat dissipation fins on the principal surface and including
a diode module and an inverter module;

an inrush-current suppression resistor sealed by a sealing material in the first concave portion and electrically connected
between the diode module and the inverter module; and

a regenerative resistor sealed by the sealing material in the second concave portion and electrically connected between the
diode module and the inverter module.

US Pat. No. 9,394,873

VEHICLE STARTING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A vehicle starting apparatus comprising:
an engine starting apparatus that starts an engine mounted in a vehicle, wherein the engine starting apparatus includes:
a rotating electric machine;
an inverter; and
a control apparatus that controls the rotating electric machine, the control apparatus configured to:
calculate a target rotation speed of the rotating electric machine which cranks the engine at a rotation speed that is lower
than a rotation speed corresponding to a predetermined resonance frequency of the engine,

control the rotating electric machine to crank the engine at the target rotation speed before the engine is ignited and until
the control apparatus determines the engine has been ignited due to the cranking at the target rotation speed, and

after the engine has been ignited, control the rotating electric machine to increase the rotation speed of the engine to be
more than said rotation speed corresponding to the predetermined resonance frequency of the engine.

US Pat. No. 9,389,196

WATER-CONCENTRATION DETECTION DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A water-concentration detection device for detecting a water concentration of insulating gas filled in a gas-insulated
device, the water-concentration detection device comprising:
porous electrodes that are arranged to face each other in the insulating gas;
a solid electrolyte membrane that is sandwiched between and fixedly attached to the electrodes, and has hydrogen-ion conductivity;
a voltage application unit that applies an alternating-current voltage to the electrodes at a frequency of 325 Hz or a frequency
equal to or lower than 10 Hz;

an impedance measurement unit that measures an alternating-current impedance between the electrodes in a state in which the
alternating-current voltage is applied to the electrodes;

a logarithmic amplifier that logarithmically converts the alternating-current impedance measured by the impedance measurement
unit and outputs a conversion result;

a water-concentration detection unit that detects a water concentration of the insulating gas based on the alternating-current
impedance outputted from the logarithmic amplifier;

a gas chamber in which air in an atmospheric atmosphere is encapsulated before starting measuring the water concentration,
in which the insulating gas introduced from the gas-insulated device is encapsulated at a time of starting measuring the water
concentration, and inside which the electrodes are arranged to face each other; and

a storage unit that stores impedance-time change curves for a plurality of different water concentrations, respectively, each
of the impedance-time change curves representing a time change in the alternating-current impedance according to the water
concentration of the insulating gas, wherein

the water-concentration detection unit compares at least a behavior of a measured value of the alternating-current impedance
at one or more time points or of the measured value of the alternating-current impedance during a certain period with the
impedance-time change curves stored in the storage unit before the measured value of the alternating-current impedance obtained
by the impedance measurement unit converges, identifies an impedance-time change curve that indicates a same behavior as the
behavior, and outputs a water concentration corresponding to the identified impedance-time change curve as a detected value.

US Pat. No. 9,155,227

ROTARY ENCODER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotary encoder comprising:
a rotary encoding unit attached to a rotary shaft which is rotatably held in a metal casing;
a number-of-revolution detection unit supported by the metal casing for detecting a number of revolutions of the rotary encoding
unit and producing heat;

a cylindrical insulating resin cover having a base end attached to the metal casing for accommodating therein the rotary encoding
unit and the number-of-revolution detection unit;

a metal lid for blocking an opening of the other end of the insulating resin cover; and
a shield cable electrically connected to the number-of-revolution detection unit and drawn out from a cable outlet of the
metal lid, a shield thereof being heat-transferably and electrically connected to the metal lid.

US Pat. No. 9,096,410

MULTI-CAR ELEVATOR CONTROL DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A multi-car elevator control device for controlling an operation of each of a plurality of cars in a multi-car elevator
system in which said plurality of cars run along a single hoistway, comprising:
a running-enabled section calculator for calculating, as a running-enabled section, a range of a floor in which a stop can
be carried out to open a door without a collision with a front car which stops;

a fire floor information acquiring part for acquiring fire floor information;
an in-fire stop prohibition section calculator for calculating a floor within a predetermined range including a fire floor
as an in-fire stop prohibition section for prohibiting a stop of a car based on said fire floor information; and

a running permission deciding part for allowing running of an elevator in a case where said running-enabled section includes
a floor other than said in-fire stop prohibition section, and stopping a car in a case where said running-enabled section
does not include a floor other than said in-fire stop prohibition section.

US Pat. No. 9,391,965

DATA SEARCH DEVICE, DATA SEARCH METHOD, DATA SEARCH PROGRAM, DATA REGISTRATION DEVICE, DATA REGISTRATION METHOD, DATA REGISTRATION PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A data search device comprising:
a data storage unit configured to store a plurality of data groups into which pieces of search target data are classified
and a plurality of decryption keys for decrypting encrypted identifiers of the data groups, by associating each of the plurality
of the data groups with each of the plurality of the decryption keys;

a key-determination information storage unit configured to store key-determination information which is a value for determining
a decryption key;

a search condition input unit configured to obtain a search condition which is a condition for searching for data, and obtain
encrypted information generated by encrypting an identifier of a data group to be searched;

a data group selecting unit configured to
decrypt the encrypted information obtained by the search condition input unit by using one or more of the plurality of the
decryption keys stored in the data storage unit, thereby generating one or more corresponding decryption results,

identify a decryption key of the plurality of the decryption keys that corresponds to a matched decryption result among the
one or more corresponding decryption results, the matched decryption result being the same as the key-determination information,
and

select as a search target group a data group associated with the identified decryption key, from among the plurality of the
data groups stored in the data storage unit;

a data searching unit configured to obtain as search result data a piece of data that satisfies the search condition obtained
by the search condition input unit, from among pieces of data included in the search target group selected by the data group
selecting unit; and

a search result output unit configured to output the search result data obtained by the data searching unit.

US Pat. No. 9,338,926

COOLING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT AND INVERTER APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A cooling structure for an electronic circuit component, comprising:
a semiconductor switching element mounted on a component side of a circuit board;
a shunt resistor surface-mounted on a solder side opposite to the component side of the circuit board and including a metal
lead terminal and a resistor;

a radiator provided on the solder side of the circuit board and configured to release heat generated from the shunt resistor;
and

an insulating material interposed between the shunt resistor and the radiator and having a high thermal conductivity,
wherein the heat generated from the semiconductor switching element is released from the radiator through the insulating material,
wherein the heat generated from the shunt resister is released through a heat transfer passage,
wherein the heat is transferred from the resistor to the radiator through the heat transfer passage in which the heat from
the resistor is directly transferred via the insulating material to the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,306,901

IP ADDRESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND IP ADDRESS DISTRIBUTION METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An IP address distribution system comprising:
a network including a plurality of switch apparatuses; and
an IP address distribution apparatus connected to the network,
wherein each of the switch apparatuses holds arrangement information that indicates a position thereof in the network, and
when receiving an IP-address request signal from a device in the network, checks whether the arrangement information is added
to the received IP-address request signal and when no arrangement information is added thereto, adds the held arrangement
information to the IP-address request signal and transfers the IP-address request signal; and

wherein when receiving an IP-address request signal, the IP address distribution apparatus selects an IP address from a range
corresponding to the arrangement information added to the signal and distributes the selected IP address to a request source
device.

US Pat. No. 9,110,451

MOTOR CONTROL SYSTEM AND SAFETY MONITORING SYSTEM THEREFOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A motor control system comprising:
a host controller configured to output an operation command;
a detector configured to detect a motor position or a motor speed of a motor, wherein detection information comprises:
a detected motor position being the motor position detected by the detector when the detector is a position detector, or being
calculated from the motor speed detected by the detector when the detector is a speed detector; and

a detected motor speed being the motor speed detected by the detector when the detector is the speed detector, or being calculated
from the motor position detected by the detector when the detector is the position detector; and

a motor control apparatus configured to drive the motor based on the detection information and the operation command from
the host controller, wherein:

the host controller comprises a first safety monitoring unit configured to determine whether or not motor rotation state estimation
information input from the motor control apparatus, the operation command output to the motor control apparatus, and the detection
information are consistent with each other to determine whether an operation state of the motor is normal or not, and

the motor control apparatus comprises:
a motor-rotation-state estimating unit configured to output the motor rotation state estimation information estimated based
on an electric current and a voltage to the motor; and

a second safety monitoring unit configured to determine, whether or not the motor rotation state estimation information output
by the motor-rotation-state estimating unit, the operation command from the host controller, and the detection information
are consistent with each other to determine whether an operation state of the motor is normal or not.