US Pat. No. 9,202,599

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT DEVICE AND OPERATIONAL SUPPORT METHOD FOR A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An operational support device of a nuclear power plant comprising:
an operating-status confirming display,
an operating-status confirming unit,
wherein the operating-status confirming unit is configured to cause the operating-status confirming display to display, in
a form of a list, a respective command identifier for each of a plurality of command signals,

wherein the plurality of the command signals include two or more command signals selected from:
a reactor trip signal,
a turbine trip signal,
a generator trip signal,
a safety injection sequence signal,
a blackout sequence signal,
a first containment vessel isolation signal,
a containment vessel ventilation system isolation signal,
a central control room ventilation system isolation signal,
a second containment vessel isolation signal,
 wherein the second containment vessel isolation signal differs from the first containment vessel isolation signal,
a containment vessel spray activation signal,
a main feedwater isolation signal,
a main steam isolation signal, and
an auxiliary feedwater initiation signal;
wherein the operating-status confirming unit is configured to cause the operating-status confirming display to display for
each respective given command signal, whether respective system or equipment

which is required for operating the nuclear power plant, and
which is to be functioning in response to a respective given command signal associated with that respective system or equipment,
is properly contributing to an expected result which is in accordance with that respective given command signal;
a bypassed-and-inoperable state display,
a bypassed-and-inoperable state unit,
wherein the bypassed-and-inoperable state unit is configured to cause the bypassed-and-inoperable state display to display
whether that respective system or equipment is currently inoperable to properly function in accordance with that respective
given command signal;

wherein the operating-status confirming unit and the bypassed-and-inoperable state unit are configured to operate to cause
simultaneous displays,

wherein the operating-status confirming display and the bypassed-and-inoperable state display are located side-by-side,
wherein the operating-status confirming display is arranged to display next to a displayed first command identifier, a first
operational indication of whether a respective first system or equipment is properly functioning in accordance with a respective
given command signal associated with the first command identifier,

wherein the bypassed-and-inoperable state display is arranged to display next to the displayed first operational indication,
a first status indication of whether that respective first system or equipment is currently inoperable to properly function
in accordance with the respective given command signal associated with the first command identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,053,831

SHOCK-ABSORBING DEVICE FOR FUEL ASSEMBLY AND FUEL ASSEMBLY HOUSING CONTAINER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A shock-absorbing device for a fuel assembly including a plurality of fuel rods, the shock-absorbing device comprising:
a first nozzle and a second nozzle including one surfaces, respectively, by which the plurality of fuel rods are sandwiched,
the first and second nozzles including other surfaces having a plurality of legs for defining first and second depressions,
respectively;

a nozzle support fitted to a center portion of the first depression of the first nozzle, the nozzle support being comprised
of iron, aluminum alloy containing boron)(B10), stainless steel, lead, or concrete so that radiation from the fuel assembly is shielded; and

a buffer combined with the nozzle support, the buffer having stiffness in a longitudinal direction of the fuel rods being
equal to or less than that of the nozzle support, wherein

the nozzle support and the buffer are arranged in sequence along the longitudinal direction of the fuel rods as separating
from the depressions and wherein

the buffer is either one of the followings (a) to (g):
(a) a buffer including a buffer member including a hydrogen-containing resin so as to shield neutron and a casing holding
and surrounding the buffer member;

(b) a buffer including a bottom plate and a plurality of plate materials fitted to the bottom plate;
(c) a buffer including a bottom plate and a plurality of rod members arranged with an axial direction being parallel to the
longitudinal direction of the fuel rods;

(d) a buffer including a buffer member including a hydrogen-containing resin so as to shield neutron and a casing holding
and surrounding the buffer member, the casing being coupled with a pipe for housing the plurality of fuel rods by a coupling
member (33);

(e) a buffer including a first buffer that is provided with a depression and contacts the plurality of legs and a second buffer
that is provided on the depression and contacts the nozzle support;

(f) a buffer including a first buffer that contacts the plurality of legs and a second buffer that is provided with a salient
and contacts the nozzle support at the salient, the first buffer having stiffness in a compression direction lower than that
of the second buffer in the compression direction;

(g) a buffer that has a depression and contacts the nozzle support at the depression, the buffer contacting the plurality
of legs.

US Pat. No. 9,497,847

PORT MEMBER OF SUPERCONDUCTING ACCELERATING CAVITY

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1. A port member of a superconducting accelerating cavity comprising:
a port body welded to a port portion formed in a beam pipe part provided at an end of a cavity body, the beam pipe being formed
of a niobium material having high purity; and

a first flange portion configured to be attached to an external structure,
wherein both the port body and the first flange portion are integrally formed of a niobium material having lower purity than
that of the beam pipe part or a niobium alloy containing a component other than niobium at a percentage lower than a prescribed
percentage,

wherein the first flange portion is attached to a second flange portion included in the external structure by a quick coupling,
wherein the first flange portion and the second flange portion are tightened by the quick coupling in the state where a sealing
member is interposed therebetween,

wherein the quick coupling includes a plurality of fitting portions which are connected with each other so that a peripheral
length of the quick coupling can be changed and a clamp member which reduces the peripheral length of the quick coupling,
and

wherein the fitting portion is configured to apply a predetermined planar pressure to the sealing member when a predetermined
peripheral length is obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,169,769

GAS-FIRED ENGINE

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1. A gas-fired engine for a high-pressure gas injection engine comprising an electronic control unit that drives an engine
by controlling high-pressure hydraulic oil by a controller and an electromagnetic valve, and a gas fuel supply device that
boosts a pressure of liquefied gas as fuel gas to a high pressure and supplies the fuel gas into a combustion chamber by injection,
wherein the gas fuel supply device includes:
a reciprocating pump that is driven by a hydraulic motor to boost a pressure of liquefied gas introduced thereto to a desired
pressure and discharge the liquefied gas;

a hydraulic oil introduction line that introduces a portion of the high-pressure hydraulic oil from a hydraulic oil line of
the electronic control unit, supplies the high-pressure hydraulic oil to the hydraulic motor, and thereby drives the hydraulic
motor;

a hydraulic oil return line that returns the high-pressure hydraulic oil used for driving the hydraulic motor to the hydraulic
oil line;

a heating unit that heats and gasifies the boosted liquefied gas supplied from the reciprocating pump;
a control section that adjusts a rotational speed of the hydraulic motor to maintain constant a gas fuel outlet pressure of
the heating unit; and

an engine inlet gas pressure reducing valve that regulates a pressure of gas fuel to be injected into the combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,120,253

METHODS OF RTM MOLDING

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method of RTM molding comprising:
laminating a plurality of reinforcing fiber materials in a mold covered with a bag material to form a reinforcing fiber material
laminate comprising a part that forms a stringer material having a section of a rectangular, C-type, I-type, L-type, Z-type,
T-type, J-type or hat shape, and a part that forms a skin material, and

impregnating a resin into said reinforcing fiber material laminate by injecting a resin through a resin distribution medium
with a resin flow resistance 1/10 or less than a resin flow resistance in the reinforcing fiber material laminate and located
at an end surface of said reinforcing fiber material laminate and then in a direction along a laminate surface while reducing
pressure in said mold by evacuation, wherein said resin is injected from an end surface of said part that forms a stringer
material of said laminate mainly into a portion between layers of said reinforcing fiber materials, then the injected resin
is impregnated into the entire part that forms a stringer material.

US Pat. No. 9,404,135

BIOMASS DECOMPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF, AND SUGAR-SOLUTION PRODUCTION SYSTEM USING BIOMASS MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A biomass decomposition apparatus that decomposes a biomass material containing cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, the
apparatus comprising:
a biomass feeding unit that feeds a biomass material;
a vertical decomposition unit that decomposes the biomass material while bringing the biomass material into counter contact
with treat water, transfers soluble fractions into an effluent, which is treat water to be discharged, and separates a lignin
component and a hemicellulose component from the biomass material so as to produce a biomass solid, the decomposition unit
including:

an inlet for receiving biomass material fed by the biomass feeding unit;
an outlet provided above the inlet, for discharging the biomass solid;
a screw including a rotation shaft and a spiral flight, for transporting the biomass material from the inlet to the outlet,
the rotation shaft being provided in a longitudinal direction of the vertical decomposition unit; and

a treat water inlet for supplying the treat water;
a biomass discharging unit that discharges the biomass solid from the outlet; and
a solid-liquid separator that is provided below the inlet and discharges the effluent, wherein
a scraping unit for contacting the solid-liquid separator so as to scrape the biomass material is provided on an end of the
spiral flight of the screw, the scraping unit being provided at a position associated with the solid-liquid separator, and

the solid-liquid separator includes a filter provided with a plurality of slits which are horizontal stripes vertical to the
rotation shaft and each of the slits has an entrance width smaller than an exit width.

US Pat. No. 9,333,563

DRILLING WORK CONTROL METHOD AND DRILLING WORK DEVICE

SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED, ...

1. A drilling work control method by a drilling work device including a control system controlling drive systems that make
a workpiece and a tool that forms a hole in the workpiece execute relative rotating motion and relative feeding motion therebetween,
the workpiece includes forming areas of a predetermined number that is a plurality divided by being formed of materials of
different qualities, the tool forms the hole over two or more working object layers, the drilling work control method comprising:
detecting a load torque applied to the tool;
determining a working start of drilling work for the workpiece;
determining two or more forming areas respectively in order of drilling work as two or more working object layers arrayed
in a feeding direction that is a direction of the feeding motion based on a times of occurrence of variation of the load torque
by a predetermined variation coefficient or more after the working start and a layout of the working object layers of the
workpiece preset in the control system;

deciding a spindle speed of a rotating motion and feeding speed of the feeding motion corresponding to materials forming the
working object layers that are determined;

determining that a working object layer of the working object layers is a working finishing layer, determining that the load
torque has reduced by a predetermined reduction rate or more, and determining that the tool is at an immediately before penetration
position that is immediately before penetrating the workpiece in the working finishing layer by sensing that a load torque
reduction is the predetermined reduction rate or more in the working finishing layer,

controlling the drive systems so that the tool moves forward at a slower speed from the immediately before penetration position
to a working finishing position; and

detecting the working finishing position where the tool penetrates the workpiece and finishes drilling work, and making the
feeding speed a slow feeding speed that is slower than a working feeding speed in the working finishing layer.

US Pat. No. 9,108,718

COMPOSITE-MATERIAL STRUCTURE AND AIRCRAFT MAIN WING AND AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

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1. An aircraft main wing including a composite structure forming a bottom surface skin, the composite-material structure comprising:
a holed structural member that is a composite material made of fiber reinforced plastic, the holed structural member extending
in a longitudinal direction and having at least one hole formed therein; and

an adjacent structural member that is a composite material made of fiber reinforced plastic, the adjacent structural member
extending in the longitudinal direction and being connected to a side portion of the holed structural member,

wherein the holed structural member and the adjacent structural member are configured to receive a tensile load and/or a compressive
load in the longitudinal direction,

wherein a tensile rigidity and/or a compressive rigidity of the holed structural member in the longitudinal direction are/is
lower than a tensile rigidity and/or a compressive rigidity of the adjacent structural member in the longitudinal direction,
and

wherein the holed structural member and the adjacent structural member are connected at division surfaces that extend in the
longitudinal direction, and, the hole is an access hole.

US Pat. No. 9,327,736

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VEHICLE BODY FRAME

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1. A method of manufacturing a vehicle body frame including a roof structure, side structures that face each other, and a
floor structure, wherein the roof structure, the side structures, and the floor structure are formed by a plurality of panel
boards, each of the plurality of panel boards having an inner face plate, an outer face plate that faces the inner face plate,
and a plurality of ribs disposed between the inner face plate and the outer face plate to connect the inner face plate and
the outer face plate, the method comprising:
a primary joining step of butt-joining only a first set of the inner face plates and the outer face plates of the plurality
of panel boards that form the side structures, and manufacturing intermediate bodies of the side structures;

a structure joining step of joining the roof structure, the floor structure, and the intermediate bodies; and
a secondary joining step of joining, after the structure joining step, a second set of the inner face plates and the outer
face plates of the plurality of panel boards that form the intermediate bodies to complete the side structures.

US Pat. No. 9,212,891

METHOD OF CALIBRATING GEAR MEASURING DEVICE

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1. A method of calibrating a gear measuring device having:
a measuring instrument that outputs a position signal indicating a position at which a gauge head is in contact with a measurement
gear when the gauge head is brought into contact with a tooth surface of the measurement gear and that is driven along directions
of three-dimensional directions; and

an arithmetic means that carries out measurement of the measurement gear by subjecting the position signal to arithmetic processing;
the method comprising:

a step of bringing, by the measuring instrument, the gauge head into contact with a tooth surface of the measurement gear
when the measurement gear is rotated about a rotational axis thereof in synchronization with movement of the gauge head in
a tangential direction of a base circle and outputting the position signal;

a step of obtaining, by a control device, a tooth profile of the measurement gear by subjecting the position signal to arithmetic
processing and of obtaining a first tooth profile gradient error (?1) of the measurement gear from the tooth profile;

a step of bringing, by the measuring instrument, the gauge head into contact with the tooth surface of the measurement gear
when the measurement gear is rotated about the rotational axis thereof in synchronization with movement of the gauge head
in a direction other than the tangential direction of the base circle and outputting the position signal;

a step of obtaining, by the control device, a tooth profile of the measurement gear by subjecting the position signal to arithmetic
processing and of obtaining a second tooth profile gradient error (?2) of the measurement gear from the tooth profile;

a step of calculating, by the control device, a difference (??) between the tooth profile gradient errors that is a difference
between the first tooth profile gradient error (?1) and the second tooth profile gradient error (?2);

a step of obtaining, by the control device, a position error (?x) of the gauge head by using the difference (??) between the
tooth profile gradient errors and using a gear specification of the measurement gear; and

a step of calibrating, by the control device, the position of the gauge head based on the position error (?x).

US Pat. No. 9,369,012

ELECTRIC MOTOR AND ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR USING THE SAME

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1. An electric motor equipped with a rotor including a cylindrical rotor iron core in which a plurality of main magnetic poles
and a plurality of auxiliary magnetic poles are alternately disposed in a circumferential direction, a substantially V-shaped
magnet insertion hole that is provided for each of the main magnetic poles and whose convex portion faces a center of the
rotor and is centered on a d-axis passing through the center of the rotor and a circumference-wise center of the main magnetic
pole, and two magnets per pole that are embedded in the magnet insertion hole in a substantially V-shaped manner,
wherein a magnetic shielding space that shields an area between poles of the adjacent magnets is provided at the convex portion
of the magnet insertion hole;

the magnetic shielding space has a trapezoid shape having a predetermined width in the circumferential direction and whose
upper and lower portions protruding radially outward and inward with respect to the magnet insertion hole;

projections for setting positions where the magnets are installed are provided at portions where the magnetic shielding space
and the magnet insertion hole intersect;

the projections project toward an inner side of the magnetic shielding space; and
when an embedment depth by which an inner end of each of the magnets is embedded in the magnet insertion hole from an outer
periphery of the rotor is represented by F, and an outer diameter of the rotor is represented by D, F/D is set within a range
from 0.067 to 0.121, the inner end of each of the magnets being in contact with the magnetic shielding space.

US Pat. No. 9,102,956

BIOMASS HYDROTHERMAL DECOMPOSITION APPARATUS, TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND ORGANIC RAW MATERIAL PRODUCTION SYSTEM USING BIOMASS MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A temperature control method of a biomass hydrothermal decomposition apparatus, the method comprising:
using a biomass hydrothermal decomposition apparatus that feeds a solid biomass material including cellulose, hemicellulose
and lignin from one side of an apparatus body;

feeding pressurized hot water from the other side of the apparatus body, to hydrothermally decompose the biomass material
while bringing the biomass material into counter contact with the pressurized hot water;

dissolving hot-water soluble fractions in the pressurized hot water;
discharging the pressurized hot water to outside from the one side of the apparatus body;
discharging the biomass material to outside from the other side of the apparatus body;
preparing a temperature adjusting apparatus provided between the other side and the one side of the apparatus body, the temperature
adjusting apparatus including:

a plurality of heating-medium feeding units for maintaining a feeding temperature of the pressurized hot water and
a plurality of cooling-medium feeding units provided downstream of the plurality of heating-medium feeding units, for cooling
the temperature of the pressurized hot water:

maintaining the feeding temperature of the pressurized hot water with the plurality of heating-medium feeding units and providing
an effective reaction region where the feeding temperature of the pressurized hot water is maintained, so as to hydrothermally
decompose the biomass material in the effective reaction region and dissolve hemicellulose and lignin components into the
pressurized hot water; and

cooling the pressurized hot water with the plurality of cooling-medium feeding units so as to provide at least two regions,
wherein at the cooling the pressurized hot water,
a first temperature drop region of the at least two regions, where a temperature of the pressurized hot water is lower than
that of the effective reaction region, is provided downstream of the effective reaction region, and

a second temperature drop region of the at least two regions, where a temperature of the pressurized hot water is lower than
that of the first temperature drop region, is provided downstream of first temperature drop region,

wherein in the first temperature drop region, dissolving of a hemicellulose component which changes to a sugar is suppressed,
wherein in the second temperature drop region, dissolving of the hemicellulose component is further suppressed,
wherein
the feeding temperature of the pressurized hot water is a predetermined temperature that is higher than 180° C. and equal
to or lower than 240° C.,

the first temperature drop region is a temperature range that is lower than the feeding temperature and equal to or higher
than 180° C., and

the second temperature drop region is a temperature range that is lower than 180° C. and equal to or higher than 140° C.

US Pat. No. 9,368,240

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR NUCLEAR FACILITIES

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A control system for a nuclear facility comprising:
a detecting sensor provided in a nuclear facility and configured to output an abnormality detecting signal at the time of
occurrence of an abnormality in the nuclear facility;

a main control device including a programmable processor configured to output a normal actuating signal when a unit is actuated
normally in consequence of controlling the unit provided in the nuclear facility to a safe side based on the abnormality detecting
signal; and

an auxiliary control device, as an auxiliary of the main control device, configured to output an auxiliary actuating signal
to actuate the unit to a safe side in a case where the auxiliary control device determines from output results of the abnormality
detecting signal and the normal actuating signal that the unit is not actuated normally for the abnormality in the nuclear
facility, wherein

the auxiliary control device includes:
a NOT circuit connected to an output side of the main control device, and configured to output a signal when the normal actuating
signal is not input, and not to output the signal when the normal actuating signal is input; and

a first AND circuit configured not to output the auxiliary actuating signal when at least one of the signal from the NOT circuit
and the abnormality detecting signal is not input, and configured to output the auxiliary actuating signal when the signal
from the NOT circuit and the abnormality detecting signal are input,

wherein the detecting sensor is connected to an input side of the first AND circuit via a delay circuit and the main control
device is connected to another input side of the first AND circuit via the NOT circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,196,850

ORGANIC DEVICES, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES, ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS, ORGANIC FET STRUCTURES AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF ORGANIC DEVICES

Junji Kido, Yonezawa, Ya...

1. An organic device comprising in order:
a glass substrate;
an anode;
a hole transportation layer;
a light emission layer;
a layer including Alq and Liq with a molar ratio of 1:1;
a thermally reducible metal layer of aluminum;
a hole current-electron current conversion layer including an electron transportation section and a hole transportation section
in contact with each other; and

a cathode,
wherein said hole current-electron current conversion layer functions as a buffer layer against a high energy particle deposition
when said cathode is being formed, wherein said hole transportation section consists of NPD and vanadium pentoxide, and wherein
said hole transportation section is transparent to light and is in contact with the cathode, and

wherein the amount of aluminum in the thermally reducible metal layer is the amount needed to reduce all the lithium ions
in the Liq of the Liq/Alq layer to lithium metal, such that the thermally reducible metal layer consists of aluminum ions.

US Pat. No. 9,434,971

SACCHARIDE-SOLUTION PRODUCING APPARATUS, FERMENTATION SYSTEM, SACCHARIDE-SOLUTION PRODUCING METHOD, AND FERMENTATION METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A saccharide-solution producing method comprising:
obtaining, from a single starting material, a cellulosic biomass material comprising a cellulose component, a lignin component
and a hemicellulose component, and a carbohydrate-based material comprising starch as a main component;

hydrothermally decomposing the cellulosic biomass material to produce a solid residual fraction and a hydrothermally discharged
fraction, the solid residual fraction containing the cellulose component and the hydrothermally discharged fraction containing
the lignin component and the hemicellulose component;

saccharifying at least one of the solid residual fraction and the hydrothermally discharged fraction with one or more enzymes
to produce a diluted saccharide solution having a concentration of 0.1 mass % to 15 mass %;

storing the carbohydrate-based material in a storage tank;
transferring the carbohydrate-based material from the storage tank to an enzymatic saccharification tank;
in the enzymatic saccharification tank, producing a starch-based saccharide solution from the carbohydrate-based material,
the starch-based saccharide solution having a concentration higher than the diluted saccharide solution;

diluting the concentration of the starch-based saccharide solution with water to form a diluted starch-based saccharide solution;
supplying the diluted saccharide solution into the enzymatic saccharification tank containing the diluted starch-based saccharide
solution, wherein the concentration of the diluted starch-based saccharide solution is decreased with the water and the diluted
saccharide solution to produce a final saccharide solution having a predetermined concentration.

US Pat. No. 9,193,036

ABRASIVE WATER-JET MACHINING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An abrasive water-jet machining device comprising:
an abrasive nozzle assembly that jets ultrahigh-pressure water mixed with an abrasive during a cutting process for cutting
a workpiece into a desired shape;

a catcher cup that collects the ultrahigh-pressure water jetted from the abrasive nozzle assembly;
a controller that stores first data regarding a maximum machining speed corresponding to a material and a thickness of the
workpiece, and second data regarding an optimum distance between the workpiece and the inlet of the catcher cup corresponding
to the material of the workpiece, in the form of a database for each material and thickness of the workpiece; and

a distance adjusting mechanism that adjusts a distance between the abrasive nozzle assembly and the catcher cup,
wherein the controller outputs a command signal for the machining speed obtained by comparing the first data and the second
data with data about the material and the thickness of the workpiece to be cut that is input before the cutting work to the
distance adjusting mechanism, and

the distance adjusting mechanism maintains the distance between the catcher cup and the workpiece, based on the command signal,
at the optimum distance.

US Pat. No. 9,102,965

SACCHARIDE-SOLUTION PRODUCING APPARATUS, FERMENTATION SYSTEM, SACCHARIDE-SOLUTION PRODUCING METHOD, AND FERMENTATION METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A saccharide-solution producing apparatus comprising:
a saccharide-solution controlling unit including:
a storage tank that stores a carbohydrate-based material containing starch as a main component; and
a first enzymatic saccharification tank that saccharifies the carbohydrate-based material so as to produce a saccharide solution,
a cellulosic biomass saccharifying unit including:
a hydrothermal decomposition device that hydrothermally decomposes a cellulosic biomass material containing a lignin component
and a hemicellulose component so as to produce hydrothermally treated biomass; and

a second enzymatic saccharification tank that saccharifies the hydrothermally treated biomass so as to produce a diluted saccharide
solution having a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1 mass % and equal to or lower than 15 mass %; and

a diluted-saccharide-solution supply pipe that connects the second enzymatic saccharification tank to the storage tank and
the first enzymatic saccharification tank so as to supply the diluted saccharide solution to the storage tank and the first
enzymatic saccharification tank.

US Pat. No. 9,371,740

OPERATION CONTROL APPARATUS AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD FOR STEAM TURBINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

4. An operation control method for a steam turbine including at least a high-pressure turbine and a low-pressure turbine,
the steam turbine further including a governor valve that controls a flow rate of steam to be supplied to the high-pressure
turbine, and an extraction control valve that controls a flow rate of steam to be supplied from the high-pressure turbine
to the low-pressure turbine, the operation control method comprising:
a speed control step of generating a speed control output signal based on an output target value of the steam turbine and
a detected speed of the steam turbine;

an extraction pressure control step of generating an extraction pressure control output signal based on an extraction flow
rate target value of the steam turbine and a detected extraction pressure of the steam turbine; and

an operation signal generation step of generating operation signals for operating the governor valve and the extraction control
valve with reference to an extraction map for deriving opening degrees of the governor valve and the extraction control valve
at an operation point, the opening degrees being determined in the extraction map depending on the speed control output signal
and the extraction pressure control output signal,

wherein a scale of the extraction pressure control output signal in the extraction map is modified by multiplying the scale
by a value that is derived by dividing the extraction flow rate target value with an extraction flow rate actual value.

US Pat. No. 9,351,343

HEATER CONTROL DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR HEATER CONTROL DEVICE

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1. A heater control device to be applied to a heater unit provided with a plurality of PTC heaters each of which comprises
a PTC element which is a resistive element in which a current flowing therethrough reaches its peak value as its resistance
value falls once when energized and then its resistance increases, the heater control device comprising:
a switching control unit which sequentially energizes the PTC element which is included in each of the plurality of PTC heaters,
one after another;

a current detecting unit provided on a current path to the heater unit and which detects a first value of current flowing
through a first PTC element of a first PTC heater among the plurality of PTC heaters, the first PTC heater being presently
in an energized state; and

a current calculating unit which acquires the first value of current which is detected by the current detecting unit, wherein
the current calculating unit calculates a third value of current that is the sum of the first value of current which is acquired
and a second value of current estimated as a maximum value to flow through a second PTC element of a second PTC heater which
is to be put into an energized state next to the first PCT heater; and

the switching control unit which maintains a non-energized state of the second PTC element of the second PTC heater until
it is determined that the third value of current calculated by the current calculating unit is less than a predetermined maximum
allowable value of current which is stored in advance, and puts the second PTC element of the second PTC heater into an energized
state when the third value of current is less than the predetermined maximum allowable value of current.

US Pat. No. 9,315,840

BIOMASS PROCESSING SYSTEM, SACCHARIDE SOLUTION PRODUCTION METHOD USING BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK, ALCOHOL PRODUCTION METHOD

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1. A biomass processing system comprising:
a hydrolysis processing unit that provides a first gas-liquid interface therein and comprises:
a biomass providing unit that supplies biomass feedstock containing cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin;
a supply inlet that supplies pressurized hot water;
an apparatus main body that brings the biomass feedstock and the pressurized hot water into countercurrent contact so as to
hydrolyze the biomass feedstock;

an outlet from which a hot water discharge liquid containing a biomass hot-water soluble element dissolved in the pressurized
hot water is discharged; and

a biomass solid content outlet from which a biomass solid content is discharged, the biomass solid content containing a hot
water insoluble element of the biomass feedstock;

a biomass solid content discharge unit that discharges the biomass solid content processed by the hydrolysis processing unit;
a slurrying vessel that is in communication with the biomass solid content discharge unit and that subjects the discharged
biomass solid content to slurrying; and

a discharge liquid introducing line that introduces, into the slurrying vessel, the hot water discharge liquid containing
the biomass hot-water soluble element discharged from the hydrolysis processing unit,

wherein the biomass solid content is mixed with the hot water discharge liquid to be made into a mixture slurry,
wherein a filter that separates a solid content including a lignin component from the hot water discharge liquid is interposed
in the discharge liquid introducing line,

wherein the biomass processing system further comprises:
a saccharide-concentrating apparatus that is provided downstream of the slurrying vessel, that performs enzymatic saccharification
on the mixture slurry to produce a saccharide solution, and that separates water from the saccharide solution so as to concentrate
the saccharide solution;

a water return line that returns the water to the slurrying vessel; and
an organism processing apparatus that is provided in the water return line and that performs organism processing on a reaction
inhibition substance in the water.

US Pat. No. 9,302,680

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A transportation system comprising:
a vehicle; and
a track having a traveling road surface on which the vehicle travels and guide parts which extend on both sides in a width
direction of the traveling road surface,

wherein the track has
a first section in which the vehicle is guided by the guide parts and travels on the track, and
a second section in which the vehicle travels on the track by steering of the vehicle,
wherein the vehicle comprises:
a vehicle body,
running wheels which are attached to a lower portion of the vehicle body,
a steering mechanism which is configured to steer a direction of the running wheels with respect to the vehicle body,
a drive mechanism which includes an actuator and is configured to operate the steering mechanism by driving of the actuator
to steer the direction of the running wheels, and

a guide mechanism which includes guided parts positioned on both sides in a width direction of the vehicle body and guided
by the guide parts, and is configured to cause the steering mechanism to steer the direction of the running wheels in accordance
with positions of the guided parts in the width direction of the vehicle body,

wherein the guide mechanism includes an auxiliary guided part which allows the steering mechanism to adjust the direction
of the running wheels in accordance with the positions of the guided parts in the width direction of the vehicle body, and

wherein the track is provided such that the guide parts are at a distance equal to or greater than a preset gap from the guided
parts of the vehicle, the track comprises an auxiliary guide part which guides the auxiliary guided part, and a gap between
the auxiliary guide part and the auxiliary guided part is smaller than the preset gap between the guide parts and the guided
parts.

US Pat. No. 9,174,170

EXHAUST GAS TREATING CATALYST AND EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION APPARATUS USING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An exhaust gas treating catalyst for reducing nitrogen oxides in an exhaust gas to purify the exhaust gas, the exhaust
gas treating catalyst containing a complex oxide represented by a general formula ABO3, where
the A-site is composed of a lanthanoid (La) and barium (Ba),
the B-site is composed of iron (Fe), niobium (Nb), and palladium, and
fulfills {LaxBa(1-x)} {FeyNb(1-y)}(1-z)PdzO3,

where x is in a range of more than 0.30, but 0.95 or less, y is in a range of 0.07 or more, but 0.94 or less, and z is in
a range of 0.01 or more, but 0.10 or less, and

the complex oxide has such a structure that the barium functions as a NOx storing agent, and the niobium act on the palladium
to accelerate NO oxidation and NOx reduction.

US Pat. No. 9,302,333

END PORTION PROCESSING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. An end portion processing apparatus, which processes an end portion shape of a work material, comprising:
a plate member having an XY-plane, the work material being arranged on the plate member;
an X-direction driving unit disposed on said plate member to allow a back-and-forth movement along an X-direction;
a cutter supporting member driven in the X-direction by said X-direction driving unit, being able to move in a Y-direction,
and supporting a cutter member extending in a Z-direction which is perpendicular to the XY-plane;

a guide member disposed on said plate member and having a shape which matches a processing planned shape when seen from the
Z-direction, said guide member being disposed on said plate member to guide said cutter supporting member such that said cutter
member moves to follow the processing planned shape; and

a Y-direction position changing mechanism disposed to change the position of said cutter supporting member relative to the
work material in the Y-direction such that said cutter supporting member moves on a further inner side of the work material
in the Y-direction when said cutter supporting member moves backward in the X-direction than when said cutter supporting member
moves forward in the X-direction,

wherein rough processing is carried out when said cutter supporting member moves forward in the X-direction, and finish processing
is carried out when said cutter supporting member moves backward in the X-direction,

wherein the further inner side of the work material is a finish processing surface of the work material,
wherein a ditch having a shape corresponding to the processing planned shape is disposed in a surface of said plate member
to prevent interference of said cutter member with said plate member,

wherein said guide member has a first surface and a second surface,
and wherein said Y-direction position changing mechanism comprises a pushing mechanism disposed to push said cutter supporting
member against said first surface when said cutter supporting member moves forward in the X-direction, and to push said cutter
supporting member against said second surface when said cutter supporting member moves backward in the X-direction.

US Pat. No. 9,272,338

MACHINE TOOL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A machine tool configured to hold a workpiece having a flat surface and a curved surface opposed to the flat surface with
the flat surface disposed horizontally, one end of the curved surface being closer to the flat surface than is another end
of the curved surface in a vertical width plane that includes a workpiece width direction, and the machine tool configured
to perform machining on the curved surface, characterized in that the machine tool comprises:
a first machining head to which a first rotary tool configured to perform machining on the curved surface is rotatably attached;
a first saddle which moves the first machining head in direction of a longitudinal axis of the first rotary tool; and
a first cross rail which is provided such that a longitudinal axis of the first cross rail is inclined with respect to the
flat surface and with respect to a vertical direction in the width plane at a first inclination angle, and which first cross
rail supports the first saddle in such a way that the first saddle is movable in an inclination direction along the longitudinal
axis of the first cross rail that is at the first inclination angle, and

the curved surface is formed to be inclined with respect to the flat surface and with respect to a vertical direction at a
predetermined second inclination angle in a vertical longitudinal plane that extends in a longitudinal direction of the workpiece,
which longitudinal plane is orthogonal to the vertical width plane, and

the machine tool is provided with:
a pair of left and right first beds, left and right being with respect to the width plane, the pair of left and right first
beds each having a respective guide surface, each of the guide surfaces being inclined in an inclination direction at the
second inclination angle in the longitudinal plane; and

a pair of left and right moving members, left and right being with respect to the width plane, each of the left and right
moving members being supported on a respective one of the guide surfaces to be movable in the inclination direction of the
guide surfaces, and which moving members support the first cross rail between upper ends of the moving members with the first
cross rail inclined at the first inclination angle, such that the first cross rail moves linearly in the inclination direction
of the guide surfaces, and wherein the upper ends are set at different heights.

US Pat. No. 9,297,676

ERROR FREQUENCY COMPONENT ACQUISITION DEVICE, ANGLE OF ROTATION ACQUISITION DEVICE, MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE, AND ANGLE OF ROTATION ACQUISITION METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

5. A rotation angle acquisition method comprising the steps of: acquiring a plurality of measured-rotation angle values; calculating
an error included in each of a plurality of measured-rotation angle values acquired in the step of acquiring the plurality
of measured-rotation angle values; acquiring a phase and an amplitude of a frequency component of the error based on a plurality
of errors calculated in the step of calculating an error; and performing correction to reduce an error with respect to the
measured-rotation angle value of the motor shaft based on the phase and the amplitude of the frequency component of the error
acquired in the step of acquiring a phase and an amplitude of a frequency component wherein the acquiring of the phase and
the amplitude of the frequency component comprises: acquiring an error of each of a plurality of rotation angles set up in
an equal spacing based on the plurality of errors calculated; and determining the phase and the amplitude of the frequency
component of the error by acquiring a Fourier series fitting to the error of the each of a plurality of rotation angles set
up in an equal spacing obtained; wherein the error calculation unit comprises: a continuity-forming unit configured to form
continuity at a switching point of the rotation angles of a plurality of the measured-rotation angle values acquired by the
measured angle value acquisition unit to convert the plurality of the measured-rotation angle values to continuity-formed
measured-rotation angle values; a reference data acquisition unit configured to acquire a rotation-angle reference data, in
which the error included in the each of the plurality of the continuity-formed measured-rotation angle values generated by
the continuity-forming unit is reduced; and a subtraction unit configured to subtract the rotation-angle reference data acquired
by the reference data acquisition unit from the each of the plurality of the measured-rotation angle values acquired by the
measured angle value acquisition unit; wherein, in a case where a first measured value, which is a latter measured rotation
angle of two continuously measured rotation angles, is lower than a second measured value, which is a former measured angle
of the two continuously measured rotation angle, at an extent equal to a predetermined rotation angle or more, the plurality
of the measured-rotation angle values are converted to the continuity-formed measured-rotation angle values by forming continuity
at the switching point of the rotation angles of the plurality of the measured-rotation angle values: by subtracting 360°
from each of the plurality of the measured angle values measured before the second measured value; or by adding 360° to each
of the plurality of the measured angle values measured after the first measured value, and in a case where the first measured
value is higher than the second measured value at an extent equal to a predetermined rotation angle or more, the plurality
of the measured-rotation angle values are converted to the continuity-formed measured-rotation angle values by forming continuity
at the switching point of the rotation angles of the plurality of the measured-rotation angle values: by adding 360° to each
of the plurality of the measured angle values measured before the second measured value; or by subtracting 360° from each
of the plurality of the measured angle values measured after the first measured value.

US Pat. No. 9,222,464

CONTROLLER FOR WIND TURBINE GENERATOR, WIND TURBINE GENERATOR, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING WIND TURBINE GENERATOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A controller for a wind turbine generator in which a rotor having a blade rotates due to being struck by wind, a generator
coupled to the rotor via a main shaft generates electricity based on the rotation of the rotor, and torque acting on the main
shaft continues to increase as a striking wind speed that is a speed of wind striking the blade increases, the controller
comprising:
a power control unit that controls power of the generator in accordance with the striking wind speed, wherein
the power control unit is configured to start reducing the power of the generator to suppress an increase in the torque by
making the power of the generator fall to a power less than or equal to a rated power in a case where the power of the generator
has reached the rated power and has been kept at the rated power, and thereafter, when the striking wind speed increases continuously,
the striking wind speed reaches a predetermined second wind speed that is lower than a first wind speed that is predetermined
as a wind speed at which the torque reaches a limit value at which the possibility of causing wear in a device exists, and
thereafter to stop generation of electricity by the generator in a case where the striking wind speed reaches a predetermined
third wind speed that is higher than the first wind speed.

US Pat. No. 9,238,827

BIOMASS HYDROTHERMAL DECOMPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

8. A method for biomass hydrothermal decomposition comprising:
compressing biomass material containing cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin and discharging the biomass material;
discharging water from the biomass material;
directly supplying the biomass material into one side of a hydrothermal decomposition device to undergo hydrothermal decomposition,
wherein the hydrothermal decomposition consists essentially of;

supplying a decomposition liquid consisting essentially of hot compressed water into the other side of the hydrothermal decomposition
device;

conveying the biomass material from the one side to the other side of the hydrothermal decomposition device with a conveyor
screw unit, wherein the conveyor screw unit including a drive shaft, a conveyor screw that is provided on the drive shaft
and conveys the compressed biomass material, and a scraper that is provided on the drive shaft; and

countercurrently contacting the biomass material with the decomposition liquid and hydrothermally decomposing the biomass
material, so as to elute a lignin component and a hemicellulose component into the hot compressed water and obtain a hot water
containing the lignin component and the hemicelluloses component and a biomass solid containing cellulose-based components;

discharging the hydrothermally decomposed biomass material as the biomass solid residue from the other side of the hydrothermal
decomposition device;

directly discharging the hot water containing the lignin component and the hemicelluloses component as a discharged hot water
from a discharged hot water outlet that is provided on a side wall of the one side of the hydrothermal decomposition device;

discharging the biomass solid residue from the discharged hot water outlet from an increased pressure to a decreased pressure,
wherein the conveying the biomass material includes preventing occlusion of the discharged hot water outlet with a scraper
of the conveyor screw unit and

wherein the hydrothermal decomposition device has a reaction temperature ranging from 180° C. to 240° C. and has a condition
of hot compressed water.

US Pat. No. 9,127,836

COMBUSTION BURNER AND BOILER INCLUDING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A combustion burner comprising:
a fuel nozzle that injects fuel gas prepared by mixing solid fuel and primary air;
a coal secondary air nozzle arranged on an outer side of the fuel nozzle that injects coal secondary air from an outer periphery
of the fuel nozzle;

a secondary (tertiary) air nozzle arranged on an outer side of the fuel nozzle and the coal secondary air nozzle that injects
secondary (tertiary) air to the outer periphery of the combustion flame; and

a plurality of flame holders that are arranged in an opening of the fuel nozzle,
wherein each flame holder has a structure to cross the opening of the fuel nozzle and a splitting shape that divides the fuel
gas in a flow direction of the fuel gas when seen in a cross section along a direction in which the flame holder widens, such
that a normal line passing through an apex located upstream of the fuel gas is in parallel to an axial direction of the fuel
nozzle,

wherein the fuel nozzle, the coal secondary air nozzle and the secondary (tertiary) air nozzle are respectively configured
to inject the fuel gas, the coal secondary air and the secondary (tertiary) air in a straight flow which flows in parallel
to the axial direction of the fuel nozzle,

wherein a plurality of flame holders are arranged to extend through each other at one or more intersections, and wherein at
least one intersection is placed in a central area of the opening of the fuel nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,261,148

ELECTROMAGNETIC CLUTCH AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ARMATURE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC CLUTCH

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

3. A method for producing an armature for an electromagnetic clutch, wherein the electromagnetic clutch comprises:
the armature having a rotor contact surface that is segmented in the radial direction by an annular groove to form a plurality
of rings, the groove being formed concentrically with the armature for obstructing magnetic flux; and

a rotor having a contact surface, wherein the armature is attracted toward the contact surface of the rotor by magnetic force
caused by an electromagnetic coil so as to couple the armature with the rotor for transmitting power, and

wherein the armature is formed by the steps of:
thinning an armature material locally by applying pressure on a pressed portion where the groove is to be formed, thereby
forming a thin portion in the armature material; and

punching the thin portion with a punching die to form the groove.

US Pat. No. 9,321,315

TIRE HOLDING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A tire holding apparatus comprising:
an annular rim of a rim assembly which is detachably mounted;
a body section having a support surface which supports the rim;
an inflation gas supply portion which has an inflation flow passage that passes from an inner portion of the body section
to a center portion of the rim supported by the support surface and supplies inflation gas into a tire supported by the rim;
and

a clamping portion which is mounted on the body section and clamps the rim to the support surface of the body section by using
pressure of the inflation gas that flows through the inflation flow passage as a drive force,

wherein the clamping portion includes:
a piston which is mounted on the body section and is driven by the inflation gas;
a hook which is mounted on the piston and clamps the rim to the support surface by pressing the rim against the support surface
according to an operation of the piston;

a drive pipe line which connects the piston to the inflation flow passage; and
a check valve which is provided in the drive pipe line and prevents the inflation gas from flowing backward from the piston
to the inflation flow passage.

US Pat. No. 9,293,969

INVERTER MODULE AND INVERTER INTEGRATED ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter module comprising:
a power system circuit board that converts DC power supplied from a power supply into AC power and applies the AC power to
an electric motor; and

a control circuit board that controls the AC power applied to the electric motor,
the power system circuit board and the control circuit board being integrated through a resin case,
the inverter module further comprising an insulating through hole that is provided in a region between: a frame ground connected
to a high voltage system formed on the control circuit board; and a low voltage circuit adjacent to the frame ground.

US Pat. No. 9,267,425

AIR SUPPLY DEVICE OF GAS ENGINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An air supply device of a gas engine, which is located in a facility provided at a gas source, including a turbocharger,
comprising:
a first intake passage configured to guide a mixture of outdoor air obtained from outside of the gas source and unpurified
gas discharged from the gas source into the turbocharger;

a second intake passage configured to guide indoor air obtained from an inside of the facility into the turbocharger;
a filter configured to remove a solid impurity in the unpurified gas, the filter being disposed in the first intake passage;
a first damper capable of opening and closing the first intake passage, the first damper being disposed on a downstream side
of the filter in the first intake passage;

a heating unit for heating the indoor air, the heating unit being disposed in the second intake passage;
a second damper capable of opening and closing the second intake passage, the second damper being disposed on a downstream
side of the heating unit in the second intake passage; and

a damper control device configured to control an opening degree of each of the first damper and the second damper.

US Pat. No. 9,217,398

GAS ENGINE HAVING INTERCOOLER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A gas engine having an intercooler, comprising:
a turbocharger for compressing intake gas to the gas engine that uses a gas as fuel;
a pre-mixing device provided before the turbocharger in an intake system and configured to mix a fuel gas with air to produce
a pre-mixed gas mixture upstream of the turbocharger;

the intercooler, which is located downstream of the turbocharger in the intake system, is configured to cool the pre-mixed
gas mixture that has been compressed by the turbocharger, and has a drain valve for discharging condensed water produced through
cooling of the pre-mixed gas mixture;

a vapor-liquid separator configured to separate the pre-mixed gas mixture discharged with the condensed water, from the condensed
water;

a first conduit configured to communicate between the drain valve and the vapor-liquid separator, the first conduit introducing
the condensed water discharged from the drain valve and the pre-mixed gas mixture discharged with the condensed water to the
vapor-liquid separator; and

a second conduit configured to return the pre-mixed gas mixture separated in the vapor-liquid separator to upstream of the
turbocharger in the intake system,

wherein the pre-mixed gas mixture returned to the upstream of the turbocharger in the intake system is configured to be supplied
to the intercooler again after having been compressed in the turbocharger.

US Pat. No. 9,091,348

SHAFT SEALING APPARATUS AND ROTATING MACHINE EQUIPPED THEREWITH

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A shaft sealing apparatus for installation in an annular space between a rotor and a stator surrounding an outer circumferential
side of the rotor and that divides the annular space into a low-pressure side region and a high-pressure side region in an
axial direction of the rotor, the shaft sealing apparatus comprising:
a seal body including a plurality of thin seal pieces that are stacked, the thin seal pieces extending from the stator toward
a radial inner side of the rotor, in a circumferential direction of the rotor;

a plurality of lateral plates each having a surface facing the axial direction, the lateral plates being curved and extending
in a circumferential direction of the annular space;

a housing installed on the stator and including a receiving space in which the seal body and the plurality of lateral plates
are housed, the receiving space being formed on an inner circumference of the housing so as to be around the rotor; and

an elastic body configured to urge the seal body toward the radial inner side of the rotor with respect to the stator,
wherein the plurality of thin seal pieces are welded to the surfaces of the lateral plates so that the seal body follows a
curved shape of the lateral plates,

wherein the receiving space includes an outer space, which is formed in a radial outer side of the rotor, and an inner space,
which is in communication with the outer space via a step toward the radial inner side of the rotor and has a smaller width
in the axial direction of the rotor than that of the outer space,

wherein the thin seal pieces each include a head part, which is housed in the outer space, and a body part, which is housed
in the inner space and formed continuously with the head part, the body part having a smaller width in the axial direction
of the rotor than that of the head part,

wherein the head parts are welded to each other to connect the thin seal pieces to each other,
wherein the elastic body is installed in the outer space of the receiving space so as to be interposed between the housing
and the seal body and urges the seal body toward the radial inner side of the rotor to press the head parts to the step of
the receiving space, and

wherein the head parts contact the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,388,349

CHAR RECOVERY SYSTEM AND CHAR FEEDING HOPPER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A char recovery system for recovering char from product gas, the char being an unreacted carbonaceous raw material and
the product gas being generated by gasification of the carbonaceous raw material in a gasifier, the char recovery system comprising:
separation means for separating the char from the product gas;
a char bin for recovering the separated char;
a char discharge line for feeding the recovered char;
at least one char feeding hopper for receiving the char from the char discharge line; and
a char feeding line for feeding the char from the char feeding hopper toward the gasifier, wherein
the char feeding hopper includes:
a char feeding hopper body for feeding separated char toward the gasifier;
a communicating tube for communicating with a bottom portion of the char feeding hopper body, the communicating tube extending
in a vertical axis direction;

fluid gas feeding means provided at a bottom portion side of the char feeding hopper body, for feeding fluid gas to an inside
thereof; and

a level meter for measuring a volume of the char in the char feeding hopper as a char amount (feeding amount/discharge amount),
the level meter including:

a radiation source section for emitting ?-rays toward an inside of the char communicating tube in which a level of the char
reaches the same level as a level of the char in the char feeding hopper body as a result of feeding of the fluid gas; and

a ?-ray detector provided in the vertical axis direction of the char communicating tube, for detecting the emitted ?-rays.

US Pat. No. 9,248,399

CO2 RECOVERY SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A CO2 recovery system comprising:
a high-pressure absorption tower that brings high-pressure gas containing CO2 into contact with a CO2 absorption solution to remove CO2 from the high-pressure gas;

a high-pressure regeneration tower that liberates a portion of CO2 from a CO2-absorbed high-pressure rich solution, which has been introduced from the high-pressure absorption tower through a first liquid
feed line, and partially regenerates the CO2 absorption solution to obtain a semi-lean solution;

a second liquid feed line that extracts the semi-lean solution having a heat resistance temperature thereof or lower from
a bottom portion of the high-pressure regeneration tower and introduces a portion of the semi-lean solution into a middle
stage of the high-pressure absorption tower to be reused as the CO2 absorption solution;

a branch line that introduce a rest of the semi-lean solution into a flash drum to obtain a normal-pressure lean solution;
a third liquid feed line that introduces the lean solution after adding pressure thereto into a top of the high-pressure absorption
tower to be used as the CO2 absorption solution;

a high-pressure CO2 compression device where high-pressure CO2 gas separated in the high-pressure regeneration tower is introduced; and

a low-pressure CO2 compression device where low-pressure CO2 gas separated in the flash drum is introduced.

US Pat. No. 9,248,773

MANNED VEHICLE AND CABIN STRUCTURE THEREOF

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A manned vehicle for special environment use, comprising:
a vehicle body having at least an engine and a vehicle moving mechanism driven by the engine; and a cabin storing an operation
terminal for operating the engine and the vehicle moving mechanism and accommodating an operator who operates the operation
terminal or a passenger,

wherein, the cabin is formed as a casing body partitioned and separable from the vehicle body and includes a purified air
introducing unit for introducing purified air into the casing body to be configured to maintain a positive pressure level
inside the cabin by the purified air introducing unit,

wherein, the casing body has at least a ceiling formed of a metal plate capable of functioning as a shielding mass,
wherein, the purified air introducing unit including a blower configured to maintain the purified pressure level inside the
cabin and a decontamination filter connected to a suction port or a discharge port of the blower so as to filter special substances
in air as the air passes through is installed on top of the ceiling, and

wherein the purified air introducing unit comprises:
a duct part connected to the discharge port of the blower to have a labyrinth structure; and
a communication hole opened in the upper wall of the cabin to communicate the duct part with the inside of the cabin.

US Pat. No. 9,278,398

METHOD FOR MACHINING INTERNALLY TOOTHED GEAR AND METHOD FOR DRESSING TOOL USED FOR SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

2. An internal gear machining method for engaging an internal gear to be machined, which is rotatable about a work rotation
axis, with a barrel-shaped screw-like tool, which is rotatable about a tool rotation axis disposed at a predetermined angle
of axis intersection with respect to the work rotation axis, and synchronously rotating the internal gear to be machined and
the screw-like tool in engagement with each other, thereby performing grinding of the internal gear to be machined,
wherein the angle of axis intersection for the grinding is set based on an outer diameter of the screw-like tool after dressing,
the outer diameter of the screw-like tool after dressing being predicted before the dressing of the screw-like tool,

the dressing of the screw-like tool is performed based on the set angle of axis intersection, and
the dressed screw-like tool is disposed at the set angle of axis intersection, wherein
a slip velocity during grinding before dressing is computed, and the number of rotations of the internal gear to be machined
and the number of rotations of the screw-like tool are set based on the computed slip velocity.

US Pat. No. 9,168,644

FASTENING AND LOOSENING DEVICE FOR STUD BOLTS AND NUTS OF A REACTOR VESSEL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A fastening and loosening device having a plurality of stud bolts screwed into an object to be fastened and a plurality
of nuts respectively screwed onto the stud bolts, the device configured to rotate a respective nut, causing tension to act
on a respective stud bolt, in a shaft center direction, away from the object to be fastened, to perform fastening or loosening,
the fastening and loosening device comprising:
a device main body having an upper portion movably supported along an arrangement direction of the stud bolts;
a bolt tensioner supported by the device main body and being freely movable along the shaft center direction of the stud bolts;
a guide device provided in a lower portion of the device main body and having right and left guide members contactable with
an outer periphery of the nut from both right and left sides of a moving direction of the device main body; and

a guide position adjustment device capable of moving at least one of the right and left guide members in a horizontal direction
intersecting with the moving direction of the device main body.

US Pat. No. 9,278,732

VESSEL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A vessel comprising:
a hull that includes side walls of a port side and a starboard side, a bottom, and a plurality of decks including a freeboard
deck;

a bulkhead that is provided inside the hull to divide interior of the hull into a plurality of rooms in a longitudinal direction
of the hull; and

a flood control watertight compartment that is disposed inside at least one of the plurality of rooms, divides a space from
a deck below the freeboard deck or the bottom to the freeboard deck, and is in contact with the side walls and the bulkhead,
wherein

the flood control watertight compartment is raised to be higher than the freeboard deck.

US Pat. No. 9,352,828

VIBRATION REDUCING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A vibration reducing apparatus having a vibration damping unit which comprises:
a dynamic mass;
an elastic member configured to apply elastic force to said dynamic mass such that said dynamic mass vibrates in parallel
to a vibration damping direction to a vibration damping object;

a control mass;
an actuator coupled to said dynamic mass at a first position of said dynamic mass, to drive said control mass by elongating
and contracting in an operation direction of said actuator as a direction of elongation or contraction of said actuator; and

a motion direction converting mechanism configured to couple said control mass to said dynamic mass at a second position of
said dynamic mass which is different from the first position and to move said control mass to said dynamic mass into the vibration
damping direction through elongation and contraction of said actuator,

wherein said actuator is supported by said dynamic mass such that the operation direction of said actuator is not parallel
to the vibration damping direction.

US Pat. No. 9,273,684

HERMETIC ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A hermetic electric compressor comprising:
a compressor configured to be housed in a sealed housing; and
an electric motor configured to drive the compressor and to be housed in the sealed housing,
wherein the electric motor includes a stator to which plastic insulating bobbins having flanges on an inner and outer circumferences
of a plurality of tooth parts of a stator core are fitted and around which a stator winding wire is wound in concentrated
winding around the plastic insulating bobbins, and

wherein an internal protector for electric-motor protection is urged directly against the stator winding wire and is latched
between the inner and outer circumferential flanges of the plastic insulating bobbins.

US Pat. No. 9,260,971

TURBINE ROTOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A turbine rotor comprising:
a rod-shaped hub part connected to a rotor shaft; and
a plurality of blade parts formed around an outer periphery of the hub part, the hub part and the blade parts being integrated
into one piece,

wherein a diameter of the hub part gradually increases toward a rear side surface being on an end side of the hub part in
a rotation shaft direction and extending in a direction perpendicular to the rotor shaft;

an annular recess and a plane area extending in the direction perpendicular to the rotor shaft are formed on the rear side
surface, the plane area being located on an outer periphery side of the annular recess;

a cross-section of the annular recess in the rotation shaft direction is formed from a curve geometry divided in half by a
major axis, the curve geometry being a major arc of an oval shape having a major axis diameter and a minor axis diameter symmetry
with respect to the major axis;

the major axis is placed to be in line with the rear side surface;
the curve geometry being a major arc symmetry with respect to the major axis is formed in an oval; and
the minor axis diameter of the oval is 3% to 10% of the diameter of the blade part.

US Pat. No. 9,212,454

BRANCHING DEVICE AND CENTER GUIDE-TYPE TRACK-BASED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A branching device for guiding a track-based vehicle traveling between fixed rails in a track-based transportation system,
the transportation system being equipped with a traveling lane and the fixed rails disposed so as to sandwich a branching
section at a center of the traveling lane in a traveling lane width direction, the branching device comprising:
a movable rail having a first end positioned at a position continuous to one of the fixed rails, which is supported so as
to swing around the first end, and which is switchable between a guide position at which a second end of the movable rail
opposite to the first end is continuous to another of the fixed rails and a retracted position at which the second end has
a different position from the another of the fixed rails in the traveling lane width direction;

a pivotable engagement member configured to be engaged with the movable rail at the guide position, and the pivotable engagement
member capable of changing a position thereof between a locked state in which the movable rail sits in an upper recess formed
on the pivotable engagement member at the guide position and an unlocked state in which the engagement member is released
from the movable rail; and

a switching section configured to move the moveable rail between the guide position and the retracted position, and to have
the engagement member engage with the moveable rail while moving the movable rail toward the guide position.

US Pat. No. 9,316,156

ACOUSTIC DAMPER, COMBUSTOR AND GAS TURBINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An acoustic damper comprising:
an acoustic pipe body attached to a combustor, the acoustic pipe body being configured to allow communication with an inside
of the combustor,

wherein the acoustic pipe body has plurality of passages that are provided inside the acoustic pipe body,
wherein extension lengths of the plurality of passages are different from each other,
wherein the plurality of passages are defined by the acoustic pipe body, a first separating plate and a second separating
plate which are installed in the acoustic pipe body, a first partitioning plate installed between an inner wall surface of
the acoustic pipe body and the first separating plate, and a second partitioning plate installed between the inner wall surface
of the acoustic pipe body and the second separating plate,

wherein one end side of the first separating plate in the extending direction is arranged separately from a wall surface opposite
to the side at which the acoustic pipe body is attached to the combustor,

wherein the first partitioning plate is installed between a first surface of the first separating plate and the inner wall
surface of the acoustic pipe body facing the first surface,

wherein the second separating plate is installed in parallel at a predetermined interval on a second surface side of the first
separating plate,

wherein one end side of the second separating plate in the extending direction is installed separately from the wall surface
opposite to the side at which the acoustic pipe body is attached to the combustor,

wherein in a space formed between the one end side of the first separating plate and the wall surface opposite to the side
at which the acoustic pipe body is attached to the combustor, the second partitioning plate is installed between a first surface
of the second separating plate and the inner wall surface of the acoustic pipe body facing the first surface,

wherein a unit is formed by the inner wall surface of the acoustic pipe body, the wall surface opposite to the side at which
the acoustic pipe body is attached to the combustor, the second partitioning plate and the second separating plate, and

wherein the unit is symmetrically installed about an axial center line along the extending direction of the acoustic pipe
body.

US Pat. No. 9,296,035

LUBRICATING-OIL COMPOSITION FOR FORGING MOLDING AND FORGING MOLDING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A lubricating-oil composition for forging molding comprising at least two types of solid lubricants having different particle
sizes, an extreme-pressure agent, and the balance of base oil, wherein
the solid lubricants comprise fluororesin having different particle sizes, and
the lubricating-oil composition consists essentially of 0.1 wt % to 15 wt % of the fluororesin, 5 wt % to 15 wt % of the extreme-pressure
agent, 5 wt % or less of a dispersant, and the balance of base oil.

US Pat. No. 9,222,710

HEAT-PUMP AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONER AND DEFROSTING METHOD OF THE HEAT-PUMP AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat-pump automotive air conditioner comprising:
a refrigerant cycle for cooling, to which an electric compressor, an external condenser, a receiver, a first expansion valve,
and an internal evaporator arranged in an HVAC unit are connected in this order;

an internal condenser connected to a discharge circuit of the electric compressor and disposed on a downstream of the internal
evaporator in the HVAC unit;

a first heating circuit connected to the receiver through a switching unit arranged on an inlet side of the external condenser;
and

a second heating circuit connected between an outlet of the receiver and a suction side of the electric compressor and provided
with a second expansion valve and an external evaporator, wherein

the electric compressor, the internal condenser, the switching unit, the first heating circuit, the receiver, and the second
heating circuit having the second expansion valve and the external evaporator form a heat pump cycle for heating,

the heat-pump automotive air conditioner further comprising:
a sensor configured to detect frost formation on the external evaporator;
a first on/off valve for closing/opening a channel which allows refrigerant to flow from the receiver to the second expansion
valve;

a second on/off valve for closing/opening a channel which allows the refrigerant to flow from the receiver to the electric
compressor through the internal evaporator, and

a controller configured to determine the frost formation on the basis of detection of the sensor during the heating operation
with the heat pump cycle, and configured to close the first on/off valve and open the second on/off valve when the frost formation
is detected, and thereby prevent the refrigerant from flowing into the second heating circuit and allow the refrigerant to
flow into the internal evaporator.

US Pat. No. 9,636,692

LIQUID METAL TARGET FORMING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A neutron generator, comprising
an accelerator that irradiates with a proton beam,
a nozzle that forms a liquid metal target in space, which is irradiated with the proton beam, by ejecting liquid metal thereto,
a receiving portion that faces the nozzle, the receiving portion receives the liquid metal target from the nozzle,
a portion which forms a part of a region in a discharge port of the nozzle has an elongated shape wherein at least one long
side of the discharge port of the nozzle has a cyclical concavo-convex shape; wherein

generating neutrons by receiving the proton beam between the nozzle and the receiving portion at least in the part of the
region where the liquid metal target is formed,

the nozzle ejects the liquid metal target to the receiving portion linearly, and
wherein a wave surface of the liquid metal target forms a concavo-convex shape corresponding to the concavo-convex shape of
the discharge port of the nozzle, and the liquid metal is liquid lithium.

US Pat. No. 9,284,851

AXIAL-FLOW FLUID MACHINE, AND VARIABLE VANE DRIVE DEVICE THEREOF

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A variable vane drive device of an axial-flow fluid machine comprising:
a movable ring which is in an annular shape and provided along an outer circumferential side of a plurality of variable vanes
disposed annularly;

a vane holding ring which encloses the outer circumferential side of the plurality of variable vanes and holds the plurality
of variable vanes;

a ring support unit which rotatably supports the movable ring with respect to the vane holding ring; and
a driving force transmission unit, which includes a vane rotary shaft, a link piece, and a Connecting pin, and which connects
the movable ring and the plurality of variable vanes in such a way that an angle of the plurality of variable vanes is changed
by rotation of the movable ring,

wherein the ring support unit comprises:
a plurality of first rollers which makes a rolling contact with the movable ring;
a first support part which supports the first rollers so as to be relatively immovable with respect to the vane holding ring
in a radial direction and in an axial direction of the vane holding ring;

one or more second rollers which make rolling contact with the movable ring;
a second support part which supports the second rollers so as to be relatively movable with respect to the vane holding ring
in the radial direction, and presses the second rollers in the radial direction toward a side at which the movable ring is
pressed against the first roller;

one or more third rollers which are disposed in such a way that a space is secured between the third rollers and the movable
ring in the radial direction, allow relative movement of the movable ring in the radial direction, and restrict relative movement
of the movable ring in the axial direction; and

a third support part which supports the third rollers so as to be relatively immovable with respect to the vane holding ring
in the axial direction and in the radial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,243,566

METHOD OF CONTROLLING TURBINE EQUIPMENT AND TURBINE EQUIPMENT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method of controlling a turbine equipment during a starting operation, the turbine equipment including: a compressor
portion for compressing a working fluid; atomic reactor for heating the compressed working fluid; a turbine portion driven
to rotate by the heated working fluid; a circulating flow path for circulating the working fluid at least among the compressor
portion, the atomic reactor and the turbine portion and a generator which is connected to the turbine portion and the compressor
portion by way of a speed reducing portion and which is configured to function as a motor to rotate the compressor portion
and the turbine portion by way of the speed reducing portion during the starting operation, the method comprising:
during the starting operation, using the generator as a motor to transmit torque in a first or negative direction through
the speed reducing portion in which torque is transmitted from the generator to the compressor portion and the turbine portion
to rotate the compressor portion and the turbine portion and thereby circulate working fluid around the circulating flow path;

when the turbine is at a desired speed, a temperature elevating step of controlling the atomic reactor to elevate a temperature
of the working fluid flowing to the turbine portion and, at the same time, a flow rate increasing step of increasing a flow
rate of the working fluid bypassed from a delivery side to a suction side of the compressor portion to increase the negative
value of the torque transmitted through the speed reducing portion at or above a predetermined value;

a first calculating step of calculating the flow rate of the bypassed working fluid in the flow rate increasing step and a
flow rate reducing step based on an elapsed time period after starting to elevate the temperature of the working fluid flowing
to the turbine portion;

a second calculating step of calculating a bypass flow rate necessary for preventing surging from being brought about in the
compressor portion based on a pressure ratio between the suction side and the delivery side of the compressor portion, and
the modified revolution number of the compressor portion calculated based on the temperature of the working fluid sucked to
the compressor portion;

a selecting step of selecting the bypass flow rate having a larger flow rate from the bypass flow rates calculated by the
first and the second calculating step; and

a flow rate controlling step of controlling the flow rate of the working fluid bypassed from the delivery side to the suction
side of the compressor portion after an elapse of a predetermined time period after increasing the flow rate of the bypassed
working fluid thereby reducing the torque required to drive the compressor portion such that the torque applied to the speed
reducing portion changes from a negative torque at or above the pre-determined value to a positive torque where torque is
transmitted from the turbine portion the the generator, at or above a pre-determined value to reduce the amount of time spent
in a potentially damaging transition from the negative torque to the positive torque but ensuring that the flow rate of the
bypassed working fluid does not decrease below the selected bypass flow rate to thereby prevent surging of the compressor
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,163,642

IMPELLER AND ROTARY MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An impeller of a rotary machine, in which a direction of flow is configured to gradually change from an axial direction
to a radial direction as the flow goes from an interior in the radial direction of a fluid flow passage to an exterior in
the radial direction of the fluid flow passage, the impeller comprising:
a hub surface defining at least a portion of the fluid flow passage;
a blade surface defining at least a portion of the fluid flow passage; and
a bulge disposed at a corner formed by the hub surface and the blade surface, the bulge being disposed at an acute angle with
respect to both of the hub surface and the blade surface, the bulge being located at a rear half on an outlet side of the
fluid flow passage, and the bulge being disposed so as to bulge toward the interior of the fluid flow passage from the corner.

US Pat. No. 9,109,977

OPTICAL FIBER CHARACTERISTICS MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND METHOD

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, ...

1. An optical fiber characteristics measurement device comprising:
a light source configured to emit a laser light modulated by a prescribed modulation frequency;
a light inputting means configured to cause the laser light from the light source to enter one end and another end of an optical
fiber as continuous light and pulse light, respectively; and

a light detector configured to detect light exiting from the optical fiber, and to measure a characteristic of the optical
fiber by using a detection result of the light detector,

characterized in that the optical fiber characteristics measurement device comprises:
a synchronous detection device configured to separate out, of a detection signal output from the light detector, a detection
signal obtained by detecting light in the vicinity of a measurement point set in the optical fiber, and to detect synchronously
a detection signal separated out by using a synchronization signal having a prescribed period,

wherein the synchronous detection device comprises:
an inverter configured to output an inverted signal that is the detection signal output from the light detector, with the
polarity thereof inverted;

a non-inverter configured to output a non-inverted signal that is the detection signal output from the light detector, with
the polarity thereof not inverted;

a switching unit configured to separate out by alternately outputting the inverted signal output from the inverter and the
non-inverted signal output from the non-inverter at a timing of the output from the light detector of a detection signal obtained
by detecting light in the vicinity of the measurement point set in the optical fiber; and

a lowpass filter configured to filter a signal output from the switching unit.

US Pat. No. 9,733,369

NEUTRON MONITOR DEVICE AND NEUTRON MEASUREMENT METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A neutron monitor device comprising:
a first detector which includes a first body including a spherical portion of a predetermined radius formed of a hydrogen-containing
material, a first specimen containing Ga disposed at the center of the spherical portion, a Cd layer provided on an outer
surface of the spherical portion, and a B layer provided around the first specimen; and

a second detector which includes a second body that is formed of a hydrogen-containing material and includes a spherical portion
having a radius different from the radius of the spherical portion of the first detector, a second specimen containing Ga
disposed at the center of the spherical portion, a B layer provided on the outer surface of the spherical portion, and a Cd
layer provided around the second specimen.

US Pat. No. 9,393,444

TREATMENT PLANNING DEVICE, TREATMENT PLANNING METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A treatment planning device that specifies a position of a specific portion within a subject and computes a radiation dose
to be radiated to the specific portion, the treatment planning device comprising:
a specific portion position computation unit configured to compute position information of the specific portion at a plurality
of times as time passes based on positions of a plurality of markers located in the vicinity of the specific portion;

a specific portion range information generation unit configured to generate a three-dimensional range of the specific portion
at each of the plurality of times;

a specific portion representative range information generation unit configured to generate representative range information
representing a range including all the three-dimensional ranges of the specific portion at each of the plurality of times
when the position information of the specific portion at each of the plurality of times is designated as the same reference
point; and

a radiation dose computation unit configured to compute a radiation dose to be radiated to the range of the specific portion
represented by the representative range information when radiation is radiated to the range of the specific portion represented
by the representative range information for a predetermined time by following the position information of the specific portion
at each of the plurality of times,

wherein the specific portion position computation unit generates the position information of the specific portion at the plurality
of times, which changes as time passes, based on reference position information of the specific portion, which is designated
by using position information of a representative point of the plurality of markers as a base point, and position information
of the plurality of markers that changes as time passes.

US Pat. No. 9,366,265

SCROLL SHAPE OF CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A scroll shape of a centrifugal compressor which forms a flow path of a fluid such as a gas or air discharged from a diffuser
portion arranged on a downstream-side of the compressor impeller of the centrifugal compressor, wherein an enlargement rate
of a ratio A/R of a cross-sectional area A of a scroll portion to a radius R from an axis of the compressor impeller to a
centroid of a cross section of the scroll portion due to an increase in a scroll angle is reduced from a winding start to
a winding end of the scroll portion.

US Pat. No. 9,284,234

GASOLINE PRODUCTION DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A device for producing gasoline, comprising:
reaction tubes for synthesizing gasoline from methanol, wherein two types of catalysts including a dimethyl ether synthesis
catalyst for synthesizing dimethyl ether from methanol and a gasoline synthesis catalyst for synthesizing gasoline from dimethyl
ether are charged inside the reaction tube in two stages; and

a duct which allows air to flow outside the reaction tubes,
wherein heat exchange is carried out between synthesis heat generated in the reaction tubes and the air that flows through
the duct, and

wherein the duct is configured so as to allow the air to flow outside a portion of the reaction tubes in which the dimethyl
ether synthesis catalyst is charged and then flow outside a portion of the reaction tubes in which the gasoline synthesis
catalyst is charged.

US Pat. No. 9,702,018

QUENCH TANK AND LIQUID METAL LOOP

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A quench tank which is disposed in a circulation path of a liquid metal loop
the quench tank comprising:
a tank body having a cylindrical shape, a hole at a lower side surface, and a tube at an upper side surface, the tank body
configured to receive liquid metal from the tube and discharge liquid metal at the hole; and

a cylindrical body configured to receive the liquid metal at the hole, the cylindrical body being inclined so that a distal
end of the cylindrical body is lower than a proximal end of the cylindrical body and configured to form a flow of the liquid
metal in an axial direction of the cylindrical body, the cylindrical body being attached to the tank body at the proximal
end and the distal end being oriented away from the tank body,

wherein separating plates are disposed inside the cylindrical body, the separating plates being arranged such that in a cross-sectional
view of the cylindrical body from the axial direction of the cylindrical body, the separating plates are inclined relative
to a vertical plane indicated by a vertical line in the cross-sectional view,

a plurality of first rectification plates extending toward a center portion of the tank body are radially provided on an inner
surface of the tank body at a lower portion of the tank body with a space at the center portion of the tank body, and

a second rectification plate is provided at the hole.

US Pat. No. 9,284,918

HYBRID EXHAUST GAS TURBOCHARGER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A hybrid exhaust gas turbocharger comprising:
a turbine portion that is driven by exhaust gas introduced from an internal combustion engine;
a compressor portion that is driven by the turbine portion to forcibly feed outside air to the internal combustion engine;
a generator that includes a rotary shaft connected to rotary shafts of the turbine portion and the compressor portion via
a flexible coupling;

a casing that supports the turbine portion and the compressor portion;
a muffler that is provided on an upstream side of the compressor portion, is connected to an intake system of the internal
combustion engine, and is supported by the casing via the compressor portion, in which a shell housing including a first recess
inside the shell housing is provided at a center portion of the muffler, and the generator is accommodated in the first recess;
and

a restraint mechanism that includes a thrust collar attached to a shaft end of the rotary shaft of the generator positioned
on a side opposite to the flexible coupling and two thrust bearings disposed to oppose both end surfaces forming a flange
portion of the thrust collar, and is accommodated in a second recess formed on a front surface side of the shell housing positioned
on a side opposite to the casing,

wherein an opening end, formed on the front surface side of the shell housing, of the second recess in which the restraint
mechanism is accommodated is closed by a cover, and a third recess that introduces lubricating oil, which is scattered to
an inner surface of the cover after being supplied to the thrust bearings, into a lubricating oil discharging channel provided
on a bottom portion of the front surface side of the shell housing is provided on the inner surface of the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,376,033

INSULATING SECTION, POWER FEEDING RAIL, AND TRACK TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An insulating section which is provided to extend along a travel direction of a vehicle and connects electric train lines
coming into contact with a current collector of the vehicle at a contact surface facing the vehicle, comprising:
a main surface portion formed on a surface which follows a current-conducting surface coming into contact with the current
collector in the electric train line, and having a portion in which a width in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the travel
direction of the surface following the current-conducting surface is larger than a width of the current collector; and

inclined surface portions provided on both sides in the orthogonal direction on at least the near side in the travel direction
of the main surface portion, each having an inclined surface inclined so as to gradually approach the vehicle as it goes toward
the far side from the near side in the travel direction, and connected to the main surface portion.

US Pat. No. 9,300,154

POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A power management system comprising:
a first power source that includes a first storage cell;
a second power source that includes a second storage cell;
a power load that is driven with first power output by the first power source and second power output by the second power
source; and

an integrated control device that controls the first power and the second power such that a first cell temperature of the
first storage cell is substantially the same as a second cell temperature of the second storage cell,

wherein the power load transmits request power information regarding power necessary for the driving to the integrated control
device, and

wherein the integrated control device receiving the request power information performs the control by calculating values of
the first power and the second power such that the integrated control device acquires first storage cell intrinsic information
including the first cell temperature and first temperature of a disposition place of the first power source in regard to the
first storage cell from the first power source, acquires second storage cell intrinsic information including the second cell
temperature and second temperature of a disposition place of the second power source in regard to the second storage cell
from the second power source, performs calculation using the request power information, the first storage cell intrinsic information,
and the first temperature,

wherein the first storage cell intrinsic information includes at least a voltage value of the first storage cell, an internal
resistance value of the first storage cell, a heat transfer coefficient of the first storage cell, a heat transfer area of
the first storage cell, a specific heat of the first storage cell, and a mass of the first storage cell, and

wherein the second storage cell intrinsic information includes at least a voltage value of the second storage cell, an internal
resistance value of the second storage cell, a heat transfer coefficient of the second storage cell, a heat transfer area
of the second storage cell, a specific heat of the second storage cell, and a mass of the second storage cell.

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. 9,285,148

AIR CONDITIONER USING OIL RETURN OPERATION BASED ON OUTDOOR AIR TEMPERATURE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An air conditioner which is provided with an oil-return-operation control portion that performs an oil-return operation,
when oil-return conditions are satisfied, by controlling a compressor rotational speed and a degree of opening of an expansion
valve with a predetermined refrigerant cycle, the air conditioner comprising:
an outdoor air temperature sensor; and
high-outdoor-air-temperature oil-return operation means for performing a forced oil-return operation via the oil-return-operation
control portion when an outdoor temperature increases and a state in which a detection value from the outdoor air temperature
sensor is higher than a set value continues for a predetermined period of time,

wherein the oil-return operation is prohibited for a certain period of time after performing the forced oil-return operation
via the high-outdoor-air-temperature oil-return operation means.

US Pat. No. 9,294,028

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE AND MOTOR CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

6. A motor control method of a motor control device generating a voltage command value from a current command value and performing
feedback control using a detection current flowing in a motor, the motor control method comprising:
a velocity control procedure of performing, by a velocity control unit, velocity control of the motor;
a voltage measurement procedure of measuring, by a voltage measurement unit, the voltage command value based on an output
of the velocity control unit when the motor is rotated at a constant velocity; and

a correction value calculation procedure of calculating, by a correction value calculation unit, a correction value at a rotation
position of the motor based on the measured voltage command value,

wherein the voltage command value includes a d-axis voltage command value and a q-axis voltage command value,
the voltage measurement procedure measures the d-axis voltage command value and the q-axis voltage command value when the
motor is rotated based on the velocity command value,

the correction value calculation procedure calculates a first correction value based on phases of the measured d-axis voltage
command value and the measured q-axis voltage command value when the motor is positively rotated,

the correction value calculation procedure calculates, a second correction value based on phases of the measured d-axis voltage
command value and the measured q-axis voltage command value when the motor is negatively rotated,

the velocity control procedure performs the velocity control such that an absolute value of a rotation velocity of the motor
in the positive rotation of the motor is the same as an absolute value of rotation velocity of the motor in the negative rotation
of the motor, and

the correction value calculation procedure calculates the correction value by calculating an average of the calculated first
and second correction values.

US Pat. No. 9,287,717

POWER RECEIVING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A power receiving device comprising:
a plurality of antennas;
a plurality of rectifying sections each of which is provided to correspond to one of or a plurality of the antennas and converts
electromagnetic waves received by the corresponding antenna into DC power and outputs the DC power;

a connection switching section which is provided between the plurality of rectifying sections and a load and performs switching
between serial/parallel connection states of the output side of the plurality of rectifying sections;

a current measuring section which measures current flowing through the load; and
a control section which, on the basis of measured current measured by the current measuring section, selects a serial/parallel
connection state of the rectifying sections, the state enabling RF-DC conversion efficiency to be maximized, and controls
the connection switching section so that the rectifying sections are connected in the selected serial/parallel connection
state,

wherein the control section includes
first information in which input power of electromagnetic waves received by the plurality of antennas, load resistance, and
the measured current are associated with each other, and

second information in which the electromagnetic wave input power, the load resistance, and the RF-DC conversion efficiency
are associated with each other,

wherein, the control section acquires, from the first information, electromagnetic wave input power corresponding to present
load resistance and to the measured current, and acquires, from the second information, load resistance at which a maximum
RF-DC efficiency corresponding to the acquired electromagnetic wave input power is obtained, the control section switches
the connection switching section so that the rectifying sections are in a serial/parallel connection state where load resistance
closest to the obtained load resistance can be obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,360,031

FASTENING METHOD OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL PARTS

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A fastening method of composite material parts, comprising:
measuring a first smoothness of a first fastener arranged in a first countersink through-hole formed in a first work to be
fastened as stacked composite material parts before fastening the first fastener, the first smoothness being a distance between
a surface of the first work and a head surface of the first fastener in an axial direction of the first countersink through-hole;

determining a second countersink depth based on the first smoothness which is measured before fastening the first fastener;
forming a second countersink through-hole with the second countersink depth in a second work to be fastened as stacked composite
material parts; and

fastening the second work by using a second fastener arranged in the second countersink through-hole.

US Pat. No. 9,287,814

WIND TURBINE GENERATOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A wind turbine generator for increasing active power output to a power system while avoiding a trip in a case where a frequency
decrease has occurred in the power system, the wind turbine generator comprising:
a detection unit that detects a predetermined frequency variation; and
a first control unit that, in a case where the predetermined frequency variation that requires a PFR (Primary Frequency Response)
has been detected by the detection unit, calculates a marginal active power based on a difference between a predetermined
rotational speed lower limit value, which is obtained by providing a parallel-off rotational speed with a predetermined margin,
and a measured value of a shaft rotational speed, and generates and outputs an active power command value indicating active
power to be supplied to the power system based on the marginal active power, to avoid a trip,

wherein the first control unit outputs, in the case where the active power command value exceeds a power upper limit value
which is determined based on constraints arising from the mechanical configuration of the wind turbine generator, the power
upper limit value as the active power command value.

US Pat. No. 9,404,375

SHAFT SEAL DEVICE AND ROTARY MACHINE INCLUDING SHAFT SEAL DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A shaft seal device comprising a seal piece-laminated body including a high-pressure side seal plate, a low-pressure side
seal plate, and a plurality of thin seal pieces,
wherein the plurality of thin seal pieces are laminated in a circumferential direction to be positioned along a periphery
of a rotating shaft, outer ends of the plurality of thin seal pieces in a radial direction are connected to each other, inner
ends of the plurality of thin seal pieces in the radial direction are formed as free ends, a small gap is formed between each
adjacent pair of the plurality of thin seal pieces, and a small gap is formed between the rotating shaft and the seal piece-laminated
body,

wherein a wear-resistant treatment layer is formed on a surface of a portion of each of the thin seal pieces close to the
inner end and a surface of another portion of each of the thin seal pieces is free of the wear-resistant treatment layer,

wherein first side end portions of the thin seal pieces, which correspond to a width direction of the thin seal pieces and
are close to the inner ends, form a first small side surface corresponding to a fluid high-pressure side in an axial direction,
and second side end portions of the thin seal pieces, which correspond to the width direction of the thin seal pieces and
are close to the inner ends, form a second small side surface corresponding to a low-pressure side in the axial direction,

wherein the high-pressure side seal plate covers a portion of an outer side of the first small side surface in the radial
direction and leaves an inner portion of the first small side surface in the radial direction exposed,

wherein the low-pressure side seal plate covers a portion of an outer side of the second small side surface in the radial
direction and leaves an inner portion of the second small side surface in the radial direction exposed, the inner portion
of the second small side surface that is exposed being larger than the inner portion of the first small side surface that
is exposed,

wherein the wear-resistant treatment layer is formed on the surface of the portion of each of the thin seal pieces from the
inner end up to a position that overlaps the high-pressure side seal plate and is free from overlap with the low-pressure
side seal plate when viewed in the axial direction, and

wherein the wear-resistant treatment layer is a plating treatment layer which has a thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,121,406

SCROLL COMPRESSOR AND METHOD FOR MACHINING DISCHARGE PORT OF THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A scroll compressor, comprising:
a paired fixed scroll and rotating scroll each having a spiral wrap provided upright on an end plate are engaged to form a
compression chamber and in which a discharge port that discharges fluid compressed in the compression chamber is provided
at the central portion of the fixed scroll,

wherein the discharge port has a deformed elongated hole shape having circular holes at both ends, and the circular holes
at both ends are connected by two surfaces the width between which is smaller than the hole diameters of the circular holes.

US Pat. No. 9,446,353

CATALYST FOR TREATING EXHAUST GAS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method for producing a catalyst for treating an exhaust gas containing carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds,
wherein the catalyst comprises a substrate containing a NOx removal catalyst component and a porous inorganic compound layer
containing a noble metal and a NOx removal catalyst, the layer being applied to the substrate;
the method comprising the steps of:
reducing an aqueous metal salt solution in which one or more metal salts are dissolved to prepare a metal colloidal solution;
loading the metal colloidal solution on an active porous inorganic compound to form a first slurry;
mixing the first slurry with a second slurry containing a NOx removal catalyst; and
applying the mixture to a substrate containing a fresh NOx removal catalyst which has not been used for the removal of NOx
from exhaust gas.

US Pat. No. 9,149,654

RADIOTHERAPY DEVICE CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF MEASURING POSITION OF SPECIFIC-PART

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A radiotherapy device controller comprising:
a visual line calculating circuit configured to calculate a visual line connecting a source of a first radiation penetrating
a subject and a first position of a specific part inside the subject, the first position being shown on a transmissive image
captured using the first radiation, and the visual line being different from a radiation line of the first radiation;

a position calculating circuit configured to calculate a second position of the specific part based on a first point on a
trajectory of the specific part and a second point on the visual line, the trajectory being described along with movement
of the subject and calculated based on a plurality of transmissive images captured using radiations other than the first radiation,
and the first point and the second point being selected so as to minimize a distance between the first point and the second
point; and

an emitting circuit configured to control a radiation emitting device that emits a therapeutic radiation, so that the therapeutic
radiation penetrates at the second position of the specific part.

US Pat. No. 9,657,476

VIBRATION CONTROL DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A vibration control device for damping a vibration of a structure to be vibration-controlled by driving a movable mass
disposed on the structure via an actuator on the basis of the vibration of the structure, comprising:
first detection means for detecting at least one of a displacement of the structure, a velocity of the structure, and an acceleration
of the structure;

second detection means for detecting at least one of a displacement of the movable mass and a velocity of the movable mass;
and

a controller that calculates at least one of a displacement deviation between a target displacement of the movable mass and
the displacement of the movable mass detected by the second detection means and a velocity deviation between a target velocity
of the movable mass and the velocity of the movable mass detected by the second detection means, and generates a control command
for making the actuator drive the movable mass on the basis of at least one of the displacement deviation and the velocity
deviation, wherein

the target displacement and the target velocity are set in a manner that an amplitude of the movable mass is constant and
that phases thereof are adapted such that the target displacement and the target velocity work to damp the vibration of the
structure.

US Pat. No. 9,466,799

ORGANIC DEVICES, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES AND ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS

Junji Kido, Yonezawa-Ken...

2. An organic device having a layer structure on a substrate in the following deposition sequence:
(A) an anode;
(B) a layer structure mainly consisting of organic compounds;
(C) a radical anion-contained layer in which an organic electron-transporting molecule is in a state of radical anions generated
by a radical anion generation means;

(D) a cathode-adjacent layer consisting of a mixture of MoO3 and alpha-NPD at a mole fraction of about 0.5 alpha-NPD to about 0.9 alpha-NPD; and

(E) a cathode layer;
wherein the laminated layer of (C) and (D) works as “hole current-electron current conversion layer” as well as “damage reduction
layer” to reduce the damage induced during the electrode deposition process.

US Pat. No. 9,660,705

ON-BOARD UNIT, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An on-board unit comprising:
a first antenna and a second antenna;
a first service communicating section corresponding to a first service;
a second service communicating section corresponding to a second service;
a switch configured to switch a connection relation of each of the first antenna and the second antenna with the first service
communicating section and the second service communicating section; and

a control section configured to control the switch,
wherein the first service communicating section is configured to carry out a communication for the first service with a first
communication device at a communication speed within a first communication speed range,

wherein the second service communicating section is configured to carry out a communication for the second service with a
second communication device at a communication speed within a second communication speed range,

wherein the first communication speed range is different from the second communication speed range,
wherein the on-board unit has first to third operation modes,
wherein when the on-board unit is set to the first operation mode, the switch connects both of the first antenna and the second
antenna with the first service communicating section, and the first service communicating section carries out the communication
for the first service with the first communication device at the communication speed within the first communication speed
range,

wherein when the on-board unit is set to the first operation mode, and when the first service communicating section detects
a reception of a radio signal for the communication for the second service from the second communication device, the on-board
unit is switched to the second operation mode,

wherein when the on-board unit is set to the second operation mode, the switch connects one of the first antennas and the
second antennas with the first service communicating section, and connects the other with the second service communicating
section, the first service communicating section carries out the communication for the first service with the first communication
device at the communication speed within the first communication speed range, and the second service communicating section
carries out the communication for the second service with the second communication device at the communication speed within
the second communication speed range,

wherein when the on-board unit is set to the second operation mode and when the control section completes disconnection processing
to disconnect the communication for the first service, the on-board unit is switched to the third operation mode,

wherein when the on-board unit is set to the third operation mode, the switch connects both of the first antenna and the second
antenna with the second service communicating section, and the second service communicating section carries out the communication
for the second service with the second communication device at the communication speed within the second communication speed
range, and

wherein an upper limit of the second communication speed range is lower than an upper limit of the first communication speed
range.

US Pat. No. 9,325,149

MULTI-BEAM COMBINING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A multi-beam combining apparatus comprising:
a phase shifting section configured to generate a plurality of phase-shifted laser beams by shifting a phase of each of a
plurality of laser beams;

a superposing section configured to generate a plurality of superposed laser beams by superposing a reference laser beam and
each of the plurality of phase-shifted laser beams;

an observing section configured to generate interference pattern data of a spatial interference pattern when observing each
of the plurality of superposed laser beams; and

a phase control section configured to carry out a feedback control of the phase shift in said phase shifting section based
on the interference pattern data obtained from each of the plurality of superposed laser beams, and set each of the plurality
of phase-shifted laser beams to a desired state,

wherein said observing section comprises a plurality of observing units disposed respectively to observe the plurality of
superposed laser beams,

wherein each of said plurality of observing units comprises a plurality of sensors configured to observe an intensity of a
corresponding one of the plurality of superposed laser beams in a plurality of observation positions, and

wherein the interference pattern data contains the intensity observed in each of the plurality of observation positions.

US Pat. No. 9,366,253

SCROLL COMPRESSOR AND PROCESSING METHOD OF SCROLL INCLUDING A PROJECTION ON A TIP SEAL AND A HOLE IN A TIP SEAL GROOVE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A scroll compressor comprising: a fixed scroll and an orbiting scroll each of which is provided with a step formed in each
of a tip surface and a bottom land of a spiral wrap thereof, each of the steps being at a position along a spiral direction
of the tip surface or the bottom land, and a wrap height of an outer circumferential side of the spiral relative to the step
wrap being higher than a wrap height of an inner circumferential side thereof relative to the step; a tip seal groove provided
in a higher tip surface and a lower tip surface of the spiral wrap of each of the fixed scroll and the orbiting scroll; and
a tip seal fitted in each of the tip seal grooves of the fixed scroll and the orbiting scroll,
wherein the outer circumferential end of the tip seal fitted on the higher tip surface of the fixed scroll and the orbiting
scroll is repeatedly situated in a non-contact state in which said outer circumferential end moves beyond an outer end of
the bottom land of the corresponding scroll and thereby said outer circumferential end of the tip seal does not come into
contact with said bottom land, and in a contact state in which said outer circumferential end moves beyond said outer end
of the bottom land so that said outer circumferential end of the tip seal again comes into contact with said bottom land,

wherein said outer circumferential end of the tip seal becomes a cantilever state in the non-contact state,
wherein said outer circumferential end of the tip seal is provided with a projection extending in a vertical direction from
a back surface of the tip seal,

wherein the tip seal groove is provided with a hole in which the projection is fitted and engaged at an outer circumferential
end of the corresponding bottom surface of the tip seal groove in which the tip seal is fitted so that said outer circumferential
end of the tip seal is prevented from moving in the axial direction of the compressor and thereby from being detached from
the tip seal groove,

wherein the outer circumferential end of the tip seal fitted on the higher tip surface faces and comes into contact with,
in the circumferential direction of the fixed scroll, the outer circumferential end wall of the corresponding tip seal groove.

US Pat. No. 9,674,936

SUPERCONDUCTING ACCELERATING CAVITY AND ELECTROPOLISHING METHOD FOR SUPERCONDUCTING ACCELERATING CAVITY

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A superconducting accelerating cavity comprising:
a cavity main body formed of a superconducting material into a cylindrical shape; and
a refrigerant tank installed around the cavity main body and storing a refrigerant which is supplied from the outside through
a supply port into a space created between the refrigerant tank and the outer circumferential surface of the cavity main body,
wherein

the outer circumferential surface of the cavity main body is coated with a metal material having a higher conductivity than
the superconducting material to make the cavity main body function as an anode during electropolishing,

the cavity main body has a shape formed by large diameter portions and small diameter portions, which are at a shorter distance
to the central axis of the cavity main body than the large diameter portions, the large diameter portions and the small diameter
portions being alternately formed along an axial direction, and

the coating thickness of the metal material in the large diameter portions is larger than the coating thickness of the metal
material in the small diameter portions.

US Pat. No. 9,560,213

VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ON-BOARD UNIT, RECORDING MEDIUM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A communication system, comprising:
an on-board unit;
a first communication device performing communications with the on-board unit for a first service; and
a second communication device performing communications with the on-board unit for a second service,
wherein, in communications for both of the first and second services, each communication slot includes one control channel
in which broadcasting is performed and at least one service channel in which a transmission to a specific destination is performed,

wherein communications in the control channels of the communications for the first service are performed at a first frequency,
wherein communications in the service channels of the communications for the first service are performed at a second frequency
which is different from the first frequency,

wherein communications in the control channels of the communications for the second service are performed at a third frequency
which is different from both of the first and second frequencies,

wherein, with respect to communications in the service channels of the communications for the second service, one reception-only
service channel in which the on-board unit only performs a reception operation is provided for a plurality of the service
channels and communications in the reception-only service channel is performed at the first frequency, whereas communications
in the remaining service channels are performed at a fourth frequency which is different from all of the first, second and
third frequencies, and

wherein, when a communication for the second service is performed, the on-board unit performs switching to a communication
for the first service in response to detection of reception in the reception-only service channel of a radio signal transmitted
from the first communication device in the control channel of the communication for the first service.

US Pat. No. 9,254,462

RECLAIMING APPARATUS AND RECLAIMING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A reclaiming system comprising:
an absorber that eliminates CO2 or H2S in an exhaust gas by absorbing CO2 or H2S into an absorbent;

a regenerator that releases absorbed CO2 or H2S from the absorbent discharged from the absorber; and

a reclaiming apparatus that reclaims a degraded material that remains in the absorbent discharged from the regenerator, wherein
the reclaiming apparatus includes:
an absorbent storing unit that includes an airtight container to store a part of the absorbent discharged from the regenerator;
a heating unit that heats the absorbent stored in the absorbent storing unit;
an absorbent distributing unit that forms a circulation mechanism that extracts a part of the absorbent stored in the absorbent
storing unit and returns the extracted part to the absorbent storing unit for distribution;

a steam supplying unit that generates steam from the absorbent that is heated by the heating unit;
an absorbent component extracting unit that is disposed in the absorbent storing unit and brings the absorbent that is returned
to the absorbent storing unit in counterflow contact with the steam of the steam supplying unit; and

a dry steam supplying unit that is connected to an upper part of the airtight container and supplies dry steam having a temperature
higher than a temperature to which the absorbent is heated to the absorbent storing unit, wherein the dry steam supplying
unit is disposed above a liquid level of the absorbent stored in a lower part of the airtight container stored in the lower
part of the airtight container,

wherein a part of the absorbent stored in the absorbent storing unit is distributed, and a gaseous body is brought into counterflow
contact with the distributed absorbent.

US Pat. No. 9,194,767

RIM EXCHANGE DEVICE OF TIRE TESTING MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A rim exchange apparatus of a tire testing machine comprising:
a support part;
a turntable installed to be rotated about a rotary shaft with respect to the support part;
a plurality of rim placing parts provided to the turntable about the rotary shaft and on which a rim assembly is placed;
a reading part attached to the support part at a lower side of the turntable;
a plurality of detection pins, which is supported by the turntable, capable of moving upward and downward, and selectively
pressed downward by a recess pattern or a protrusion pattern correspondingly formed as a rim identification information on
the rim assembly placed on the rim placing part to be moved downward;

pressing devices configured to press the detection pins upward, the pressing devices being located around an outer periphery
of the detection pins and located in the turntable; and

a plurality of through-holes formed in the turntable and the rim placing part,
wherein:
the reading part is configured to read the rim identification information of a rim assembly placed on the rim placing part
at a predetermined reading position through the turntable,

the plurality of reading parts are placed corresponding to each of the plurality of the detection pins, and the reading parts
comprise non-contact proximity sensors that detect the detection pins moved downward,

an upper end of the detection pin is accommodated in and protrudes from a portion of the recess pattern of the rim assembly
at a position at which the recess pattern is formed as the rim identification information,

the upper end of the detection pin is pressed down by a weight of the rim assembly at a position at which the protrusion pattern
is formed as the rim identification information, and

the detection pin is pressed downward against a biasing force of the pressing devices.

US Pat. No. 9,333,627

GRINDSTONE TOOL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A grindstone tool, comprising:
dimples formed in an external peripheral surface of a base metal such that the same number of the dimples are scattered in
a circumferential direction of the external peripheral surface at any position in a width direction of the external peripheral
surface;

a grinding surface formed by affixing a plurality of abrasive grains on the external peripheral surface by using a plating
layer; and

recesses into which chips produced by grinding with the abrasive grains are to be discharged, the recesses being formed by
recessing portions corresponding to the dimples in the grinding surface,

wherein the dimples are inclined such that an opening portion of each dimple is located upstream of a bottom portion thereof
in a rotation direction,

the recesses are recessed in such a manner as to correspond to the inclination of the dimples, and
the abrasive grains are also affixed to a surface of each dimple by using the plating layer so as to protrude from the surface
of each dimple.

US Pat. No. 9,206,994

HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat source system comprising:
a plurality of heat source apparatuses connected in parallel; and
a number-of-units control device that controls on and off of the plurality of heat source apparatuses and allocates a load
to an active heat source apparatus according to a load demand,

wherein each of the heat source apparatuses is configured to;
possess COP information, unique to the respective heat source apparatuses, that indicates a relationship among operating status,
coefficient of performance, and load factor,

set, at a predetermined timing, an appropriate operating region that is a load region where the coefficient of performance
is equal to or more than a predetermined value from the possessed COP information,

when an operable region has been set on the basis of devices provided in the heat source apparatus, set a first load region
that satisfies both the appropriate operating region and the operable region, and determine whether or not the first load
region is narrower than a predetermined region set in advance, and

send any of the appropriate operating region when the operable region has not been set, the operable region when the first
region is narrower than the predetermined region, and the first load region when the first region is not narrower than the
predetermined region to the number-of-units control device at a predetermined timing, and

wherein the number-of-units control device performs number-of-units control and load allocation such that each of the heat
source apparatuses is operated within the appropriate operating region or the operable region or the first load region which
is received from the each of the heat source apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,263,848

DIRECTED-ENERGY IRRADIATING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A directed-energy irradiating apparatus comprising:
a free electron laser (FEL) apparatus configured to accelerate free electrons by using a microwave, and irradiate an FEL beam
generated from the accelerated free electrons to each of targets;

a high power microwave (HPM) apparatus configured to irradiate an HPM beam generated based on the microwave, to each target;
and

a control unit configured to select at least one of the FEL beam and the HPM beam as directed-energy to be irradiated based
on external environmental data.

US Pat. No. 9,205,891

TRANSOM-STERN-TYPE STERN SHAPE OF VESSEL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A vessel comprising:
a first hull bottom that is formed with a hull bottom located at a centerline of a hull in a width direction and inclined
upward in a backward direction at a first angle to a design draft; and

a second hull bottom that includes a planar surface being inclined upward in the backward direction at a second angle to the
design draft, wherein

the second angle is set to be smaller than the first angle and set larger than 0 degrees and equal to or smaller than 20 degrees
with respect to the design draft,

the first hull bottom and the second hull bottom are connected at an inflection position located behind a rudderpost at a
predetermined angle,

the inflection position generates a change of a flow field accompanying a change of a current speed, and
the first hull bottom is disposed to cross the design draft and the second hull bottom is disposed above the design draft.

US Pat. No. 9,186,956

HEAT MEDIUM HEATING UNIT AND VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat medium heating unit comprising:
a plurality of flat heat exchange tubes each having a flat tube portion which takes a heat medium via an inlet header portion
and which discharges the heat medium after having flowed through the flat tube portion via an outlet header portion;

a PTC heater interposed between the flat tube portions of the plurality of flat heat exchange tubes which are stacked on one
another;

a heat exchanger pressing member for pressing the plurality of flat heat exchange tubes and the PTC heater from one side of
the flat heat exchange tube toward an inner surface of a casing so that the plurality of flat heat exchange tubes and the
PTC heater come into close contact with one another; and

a control board installed on the heat exchanger pressing member, for controlling the PTC heaters, wherein
a terminal extended from each of a pair of electrode plates of the PTC heater is directly connected to one or more terminal
supports provided in the control board so that the PTC heater and the control board are electrically connected, and

a positioning section which engages with the terminals to position the terminals and the electrode plates is provided on the
inner surface of the casing.

US Pat. No. 9,194,400

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR AND WASHING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A centrifugal compressor comprising:
a casing;
a rotating shaft which is supported inside the casing;
an impeller which is arranged on the rotating shaft and rotates to compress a fluid; and
a washing liquid injection device which injects a washing liquid into a flow path formed by the impeller and the casing; and
a plurality of flow regulating valves, wherein
the washing liquid injection device is provided with a plurality of nozzles which are arranged along a circumferential direction
of the rotating shaft to inject the washing liquid into the flow path,

each of the nozzles communicates with one of a plurality of chambers which supplies the washing liquid to that nozzle, and
each of the flow regulating valves controls a flow rate of the washing liquid supplied to one of the chambers, the flow regulating
valves being located upstream on sides of the chambers opposite to where the nozzles are located.

US Pat. No. 9,421,847

VEHICLE-COOLING-FAN CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A vehicle-cooling-fan control system comprising a fan control unit having a motor control unit that controls a three-phase
motor for driving a cooling fan to supply air to an on-board heat exchanger, a first control unit that is provided superordinate
to the fan control unit and that controls a vehicle, and a second control unit that controls an air-conditioning apparatus
of the vehicle,
wherein the fan control unit, the first control unit, and the second control unit are connected to each other via a vehicle
network so as to allow transfer of information therebetween,

wherein the fan control unit outputs fault information via the vehicle network in a case where a fault has been detected at
a switching device provided in the motor control unit, and

wherein the first control unit exercises control via the vehicle network to protect the fan control unit and the second control
unit in a case where the obtained fault information indicates a fault having a high importance.

US Pat. No. 9,470,241

CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER AND VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONER PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A centrifugal blower comprising:
a centrifugal fan;
an electric motor that rotationally drives the centrifugal fan;
a fan case that has an air inlet and an air outlet and that internally accommodates the centrifugal fan; and
an electric motor case that has a cylinder accommodating the electric motor and a flange portion extending radially outward
from the cylinder and that is fitted to the fan case,

wherein an inner circumferential side of the flange portion is connected to the cylinder and is provided with, in a concentric
manner with the cylinder, a ring-shaped rib portion that protrudes in an upward direction from the flange portion, and a groove
portion for receiving water is provided between the inner circumferential side of the flange portion and an outer circumferential
side of the cylinder;

the ring-shaped rib portion is provided with a slit that extends from the flange portion in the axial direction of the cylinder;
and

when an axis of the cylinder is oriented vertically, the flange portion between the ring-shaped rib portion and the cylinder
is configured to form a downward inclination in a circumferential direction toward the slit.

US Pat. No. 9,450,523

MOTOR DRIVE APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A motor drive apparatus comprising:
an inverter configured to convert DC power inputted from a DC power supply via a DC bus into three-phase AC power; and
an inverter control device provided with a one-pulse control mode in which, during one electrical angle cycle, a rectangular
wave voltage is applied, as gate drive signals, to a switching element corresponding to each phase,

wherein, when the one-pulse control mode is performed, the inverter control device gradually increases or reduces a duty in
a predetermined phase angle width at rising and falling edges of the rectangular wave voltage,

wherein the predetermined phase angle width is set to 20 degrees or more,
wherein the inverter control device performs the one-plus control mode when an absolute value of a duty of each of the gate
drive signals of the each phase is equal to or more than a predetermined threshold value, and

the predetermined threshold value is set to the same value as a voltage utilization factor at a time of performing the one-plus
control mode with setting the predetermined phase angle width to be twice a maximum value of a power factor angle.

US Pat. No. 9,212,722

VIBRATION REDUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A helicopter comprising:
an actuator applying a force to a vibration transmitting member fixed to a targeted object so as to bend said vibration transmitting
member;

an acceleration sensor measuring an acceleration of said targeted object;
a rotational velocity sensor measuring a number of rotations per unit time of rotor blades rotatably supported by said vibration
transmitting member, wherein said rotor blades generate thrust force of said helicopter by rotations thereof; and

a controller controlling said actuator based on said acceleration and said number of rotations per unit time,
wherein said actuator applies the force to said vibration transmitting member to additionally expand and contract said vibration
transmitting member,

wherein said vibration transmitting member includes:
a web portion formed in a strip shape;
a first flange portion formed on one edge of said web portion; and
a second flange portion formed on another edge opposite to said one edge of said web portion, and
wherein said actuator applies the force to said vibration transmitting member so that said vibration transmitting member is
bent in-plane along a plane along which said web portion is disposed.

US Pat. No. 9,397,529

INVERTER-INTEGRATED ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. An inverter integrated type electric compressor in which an inverter device is installed so as to be accommodated in an
inverter housing portion and in which the inverter housing portion forms an airtight structure by tightly securing a cover
piece, the inverter integrated type electric compressor comprising:
a through-hole provided on an outer wall of the cover piece so as to penetrate into an internal space of the invertor housing
portion, for pressure testing; and

sealing means for sealing the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 9,255,490

GAS TURBINE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A startup operating method for a gas turbine that supplies combustion gas generated by supplying fuel to a combustor where
the fuel is combusted with compressed air compressed at a compressor to a turbine to acquire rotational power and that has
an active clearance control ACC system, the method, which is carried out at startup of the gas turbine and in preparation
immediately before startup, comprising:
a step in which pressurizing means, which is connected to a branching channel branching from a discharge-side channel of the
compressor and capable of operating independently from the compressor, introduces and pressurizes a temperature-control medium;

a step in which the pressurized temperature-control medium pressurized at the pressurizing means is supplied to a turbine-cooling-medium
channel provided in a stationary component of the turbine to raise the temperature of the stationary component with the pressurized
temperature-control medium passing through the turbine-cooling-medium channel; and

a step in which the pressurized temperature-control medium is guided from the turbine-cooling-medium channel to the discharge-side
channel such that the flows are combined.

US Pat. No. 9,385,643

MOTOR DRIVE APPARATUS AND DISCHARGE CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A motor drive apparatus comprising:
an inverter that converts DC power into three-phase AC power to be supplied to a motor;
a capacitor provided on an input side of the inverter;
a control apparatus that controls the inverter; and
a current sensor that detects a motor current, wherein
the control apparatus includes
a rotor position estimation unit that estimates a rotor position of the motor after operation of the motor is stopped, and
a discharge control unit that discharges charge accumulated in the capacitor on the basis of the estimated rotor position,
and

the rotor position estimation unit includes
a pulse width calculation unit that calculates a voltage pulse width at which the motor does not rotate or vibrate using a
measurement value of a both-end voltage of the capacitor and an inductance estimation value of the motor, for each of three
preset switching patterns,

an inductance calculation unit that applies a voltage with the voltage pulse width calculated by the pulse width calculation
unit to calculate an inductance, for each of the switching patterns, and

a position estimation unit that estimates the rotor position using the inductances for the respective switching patterns calculated
by the inductance calculation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,327,456

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING FIBER-REINFORCED BASE MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

4. A method for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced base material formed by stacking a base material sheet including a reinforcement
fiber onto a mold having a double-curved surface shape, the method comprising steps of:
supplying the base material sheet onto the mold from a base material roll while applying distribution varying in a width direction
to a length of the base material sheet in a sheet-supplying direction of the base material sheet in correspondence with the
double-curved surface shape of the mold; and

applying pressure to the base material sheet in contact with the mold,
wherein a roll gap is formed between a convex roll and a concave roll, the convex roll being a curved roll curving in the
width direction so that a diameter is greater in a center than at both ends, the concave roll being arranged parallel to the
convex roll and being a curved roll curving in the width direction so that a diameter is smaller in a center than at both
ends,

wherein the base material sheet drawn from the base material roll is passed through the roll gap so as to apply the distribution
to the length of the base material sheet in the sheet-supplying direction,

wherein, after supplying the base material sheet having passed through the roll gap onto the mold, the base material sheet
is pressed against the mold using an auxiliary roll so as to apply pressure to the base material sheet in contact with the
mold, and

wherein a sheet-bending angle formed around the roll gap between the base material sheet after passing through the roll gap
and the base material sheet before passing through the roll gap is changed so as to adjust the distribution applied to the
length of the base material sheet in the sheet-supplying direction.

US Pat. No. 9,275,764

OPERATION MONITORING APPARATUS OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An operation monitoring apparatus of a nuclear power plant, comprising:
an operation console to be operated by an operator and includes an operation unit and a first display unit;
an operation command console to be operated by a shift supervisor and includes an operation unit and a second display unit;
a transfer device that is configured to operate to transfer an image displayed on the first display unit of the operation
console to the second display unit of the operation command console; and

a switching device that switches an image displayed on the second display unit of the operation command console to the image
transferred by the transfer device,

wherein the operation console includes a plurality of first display units, and the transfer device transfers an image selected
from the first display units to the second display unit of the operation command console, and

wherein each of the respective first display units of the operation console includes a respective display lamp that lights
up automatically when the image is selected from the respective first display unit and transferred to the second display unit
of the operation command console.

US Pat. No. 9,157,425

INVERTER-INTEGRATED ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter-integrated electric compressor in which an inverter box is provided on an outer periphery of a housing accommodating
a compressor and a motor, the inverter box integrally accommodating an inverter device, wherein
the inverter device includes an intelligent power module constituting an inverter circuit
the intelligent power module is a module in which a driving circuit, a self-protection function, and a switching circuit are
mounted,

UVW output terminals arranged on one side of the intelligent power module are disposed so as to face, in the inverter box,
UVW terminals of a glass-sealed terminal that applies power from the inverter device to the motor, and

the UVW output terminals of the intelligent power module and the UVW terminals of the glass-sealed terminal are connected
via a pattern constituting a wiring path on a control board.

US Pat. No. 9,371,801

IGNITION DEVICE FOR TWO-PULSE ROCKET MOTOR WITH THERMAL BARRIER MEMBRANE

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An ignition device in a two-pulse rocket motor, wherein the two-pulse rocket motor comprises:
a pressure vessel,
a first propellant that is placed within the pressure vessel and burns during a first pulse stage,
a second propellant that is placed within the pressure vessel and burns during a second pulse stage following the first pulse
stage, and

a barrier membrane placed so as to cover an entire initial burning surface of the second propellant, wherein the barrier membrane
is provided with an inner barrier membrane that covers an inner peripheral surface of the second propellant and an aft barrier
membrane that covers a rear surface of the second propellant, and an end portion where the aft barrier membrane and the inner
barrier membrane meet is joined over the entire circumference thereof; said ignition device comprising:

an energy supply unit,
an energy transfer unit connected at one end to the energy supply unit, and
an ignition unit connected to other end of the energy transfer unit, wherein the ignition unit is fixed to the aft barrier
membrane, and the second propellant is ignited and the barrier membrane is ruptured by operation of the energy supply unit,
the energy transfer unit and the ignition unit, and wherein the ignition unit is provided with:

a booster charge connected to the energy transfer unit,
a main charge placed around the periphery of the booster charge, and a
sheet-like molded material that fixes the booster charge and the main charge to the aft barrier membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,194,768

RIM ASSEMBLY AND TIRE TESTING MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A rim assembly which is inserted into an inserting part of a tire testing machine and on which a tire as a test object
is mounted, the rim assembly comprising:
a first rim on which a first reference surface is formed;
a second rim on which a second reference surface is formed;
a through-hole which extends to intersect the first reference surface of the first rim, and into which the inserting part
is insertable;

pins which are erected on one of the first reference surface and the second reference surface, and around outer peripheral
surfaces of which groove portions are formed;

protruding portions which are formed on the other of the first reference surface and the second reference surface is engageable
with the groove portions when the first rim is rotated around an axis of the first rim relative to the second rim in a state
in which the second reference surface is caused to face the first reference surface;

first supporting members that are provided for the first reference surface; and
second supporting members which are provided for the second reference surface, are brought into contact with the first supporting
members when the first and second reference surfaces approach each other with the protruding portions disposed inside the
groove portions and the protruding portions are separated from opposite side surfaces of the groove portions, and are separated
from the first supporting members when the first and second reference surfaces are separated from each other and the protruding
portions are engaged with the opposite side surfaces of the groove portions.

US Pat. No. 9,198,231

HEATER CONTROL DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heater control device to be applied to a heater unit provided with a plurality of PTC heaters each of which has a predetermined
power consumption value, the heater control device comprising:
a plurality of switching units each of which is provided corresponding to each of the plurality of PTC heaters and allows
each of the plurality of PTC heaters to be put into an energized state or a non-energized state by a switching operation,
which makes each of the plurality of switching units turn ON or OFF;

a storing unit that stores each of a plurality of power values, which can be output by combining the plurality of PTC heaters,
in association with each of a plurality of sets of state combination pattern information which indicates that each of the
plurality of PTC heater is a PTC heater to be put into the energized state or a PTC heater to be put into the non-energized
state when outputting each of the plurality of power values; and

a ratio controlling unit that selects one of the plurality of sets of state combination pattern information in accordance
with a target power value in which the heater unit outputs,

wherein the ratio controlling unit, when the target power value is between the plurality of power values that are stored,
selects a state combination pattern information, among the plurality of sets of state combination pattern information, which
is associated with a power value which is exceeding the target power value and is closest to the target power value, and

wherein the ratio controlling unit allows time for turning ON a switching unit corresponding to an energization object-PTC
heater, among the plurality of PTC heaters, to change in accordance with the target power value, the energization object-PTC
heater being indicated as a PTC heater to be put into the energized state in the state combination pattern information which
is selected.

US Pat. No. 9,108,743

CAP, FASTENING STRUCTURE USING THE SAME, AND AIRCRAFT INCLUDING THE FASTENING STRUCTURE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A cap that is attached so as to cover an entirety of a portion, of a fastener that couples a skin that separates an exterior
space and an interior space of an aircraft and a structural member located in the interior space, the portion of the fastener
projecting through the structural member,
wherein the cap has a contact surface to be in contact with the structural member,
a projection is provided on the contact surface, and the projection is to be in contact with the structural member so as to
be embedded in the structural member, and

the cap is made of a conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,823,633

NUMBER-OF-MACHINES CONTROL DEVICE FOR HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM, METHOD THEREFOR, AND HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

10. A number-of-machines control method for a heat source system that is applied to the heat source system including a plurality
of heat source machines and outputs a start command and a stop command to the respective heat source machines, to thereby
perform a number-of-machines control of the heat source machines,
wherein basic conditions for increasing the number of machines in which basic conditions when increasing the number of heat
source machines are specified in a relationship between a first refrigeration load when operating the respective operating
heat source machines at an upper limit of a preset load factor range and a required refrigeration load of the heat source
machines, and basic conditions for decreasing the number of machines in which basic conditions when decreasing the number
of heat source machines are specified in a relationship between a second refrigeration load when operating the respective
operating heat source machines at a lower limit of a preset load factor range and the required refrigeration load of the heat
source machines, are stored in advance, the number-of-machines control method comprising:

a start instruction step of determining whether or not the basic conditions for decreasing the number of machines are satisfied
when the number of currently operating machines is increased by one if the basic conditions for increasing the number of machines
are satisfied, and starting one heat source machine if it is determined that the basic conditions for decreasing the number
of machines are not satisfied; and

a stop instruction step of determining whether or not the basic conditions for increasing the number of machines are satisfied
when the number of currently operating machines is decreased by one if the basic conditions for decreasing the number of machines
are satisfied, and stopping one heat source machine if it is determined that the basic conditions for increasing the number
of machines are not satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,261,048

COMBUSTION GAS SUPPLY CONTROL DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A combustion gas supply control device in a combustion gas generator,
said combustion gas generator comprising:
a motor case;
a first propellant loaded within said motor case to burn at a first pulse;
a second propellant loaded within said motor case to burn at a second pulse subsequent to said first pulse;
a front motor head fixed to a front portion of said motor case and having a combustion gas exhaust hole; and
a rear motor head fixed to a rear portion of said motor case and having a combustion gas exhaust hole,
wherein said combustion gas supply control device is configured to prevent combustion gas of said first propellant at said
first pulse from flowing into said combustion gas exhaust hole of said front motor head and is configured to supply combustion
gas of said second propellant at said second pulse to said combustion gas exhaust hole of said front motor head, and

wherein said combustion gas exhaust hole of said front motor head is configured to exhaust said combustion gas of said second
propellant separately from said combustion gas exhaust hole of said rear motor head.

US Pat. No. 9,156,219

TIRE VULCANIZER AND TIRE VULCANIZING SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A tire vulcanizer that vulcanizes a tire loaded inside with a lower mold and an upper mold provided to an upper part of
the lower mold, the tire vulcanizer comprising:
a lower mold supporting part configured to support the lower mold;
an upper mold supporting part configured to support the upper mold;
a moving device that is configured to move the upper mold supporting part in a horizontal direction;
an elevator device that is configured to move the upper mold supporting part in a vertical direction;
a lift device that is configured to push up a vulcanized tire held in the lower mold in a condition where the upper mold supporting
part is elevated with the elevator device in such a way that the upper mold is retreated above the lower mold; and

a tire supporting part that is supported by the upper mold supporting part and configured to be movable between a supporting
position and a retreated position, a bottom side of the vulcanized tire being supported at a peripheral side of the vulcanized
tire closer to the outside of the vulcanized tire than a pushed-up position of the vulcanized tire pushed upward by the lift
device in the supporting position, and the retreated position being positioned at the peripheral side of the vulcanized tire
farther from the pushed-up position than the supporting position of the vulcanized tire, wherein

the upper mold supporting part is provided with a dome part into which a steam for vulcanizing is supplied, and the tire supporting
part is provided in the dome part.

US Pat. No. 9,443,711

ROOM-TEMPERATURE BONDING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A room-temperature bonding apparatus comprising:
a plurality of first beam sources configured to emit a plurality of first activation beams which are irradiated to a first
activation surface of a first substrate, respectively;

a plurality of second beam sources configured to emit a plurality of second activation beams which are irradiated to a second
activation surface of a second substrate, respectively; and

a pressure welding mechanism configured to bond the first substrate and the second substrate by bringing the first activation
surface and the second activation surface into contact after the first activation surface and the second activation surface
are irradiated;

a plurality of installation adjusting mechanisms corresponding to said plurality of first beam sources and said plurality
of second beam sources,

wherein one installation adjusting mechanism, corresponding to an optional beam source, of said plurality of installation
adjusting mechanisms fixes the optional beam source on an optional installation position of a plurality of installation positions;

a first support apparatus configured to support the first substrate when the first activation surface is irradiated by the
plurality of first activation beams; and

a second support apparatus configured to support the second substrate when the second activation surface is irradiated by
the plurality of second activation beams,

wherein the plurality of first beam sources are arranged to be rotationally symmetric with respect to a first rotation axis,
wherein the first rotation axis is orthogonal to the first activation surface when the first activation surface is irradiated
by the plurality of first activation beams,

wherein said plurality of second beam sources are arranged to be rotationally symmetric with respect to a second rotation
axis, and

wherein the second rotation axis is orthogonal to the second activation surface when the second activation surface is irradiated
with the plurality of second activation beams.

US Pat. No. 9,856,885

OIL TANK OF TURBO CHILLER COMPRESSOR AND TURBO CHILLER COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An oil tank of a turbo chiller compressor, comprising:
a bottom plate; and
a side plate standing upright so as to extend upward from an outer peripheral edge portion of the bottom plate,
the oil tank forming a bottom portion of a casing forming the turbo chiller compressor, wherein
in the bottom plate, a hole is formed so as to extend from one end surface of the bottom plate toward the other end surface
of the bottom plate opposite to the one end surface,

a rod-shaped heater configured to be able to be pulled out from the hole and be inserted into the hole is inserted into the
hole, and

a plurality of identical heat transfer fins are formed so as to protrude upward from an entire upper surface of the bottom
plate.

US Pat. No. 9,421,731

PANEL STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A panel structure comprising:
a plate-like flat panel; and
a reinforcement panel in which a criterion plate portion and a plurality of truncated conic protrusions protruding from the
criterion plate portion are formed,

wherein apex portions of the plurality of truncated conic protrusions in the reinforcement panel are joined to the flat panel
by an adhesive,

wherein the adhesive includes two kinds of adhesives with different elastic moduli after hardening, and
wherein, of the two kinds of adhesives, one adhesive is disposed in a plurality of first apex portions between which one or
more apex portions intervene among the apex portions of the plurality of truncated conic protrusions and the other adhesive
is disposed in second apex portions other than the first apex portions.

US Pat. No. 9,296,465

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A WING BODY

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method for manufacturing a wing body, the wing body comprising a first member with holes and a second member with holes,
the method comprising the steps of:
installing, on the second member, an imaging device adopted to obtain an image of one of the holes of the first member;
obtaining, by the imaging device, the image of the one of the holes of the first member through a photographing hole of the
holes of the second member;

positioning a base end of the wing body by moving the first member while the image of the one of the holes of the first member
obtained by the imaging device and displayed on a monitor screen is aligned with a marking preset on the monitor screen;

after the positioning of the base end of the wing body, positioning a front end of the wing body by rotating the first member
while a position at which the one of the holes of the first member coincides with the photographing hole of the holes of the
second member is maintained; and

assembling the first and second members.

US Pat. No. 9,194,239

TURBINE ROTOR BLADE AND TURBO MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A turbine rotor blade of a plurality of the turbine rotor blades, which are arranged at a predetermined interval in a circumferential
direction of a rotary shaft, comprising:
a blade main body having a proximal end fixed to the rotary shaft; and
a tip shroud provided on a tip end of the blade main body so as to constitute a part of an annular shroud, wherein
a cross-sectional shape on a tip end side of a leading edge of the blade main body is continuous without a stepped portion
to an outside surface of the tip shroud via a curved portion curved toward a trailing edge of the blade main body, a fillet
is provided between the tip end of the blade main body and an inside surface of the tip shroud, and the curved portion is
located closer to the leading edge than the fillet, wherein

a downstream end of the curved portion and an upstream end of the radially outermost outside surface of the tip shroud are
connected in a same level in a radius direction of the rotary shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,138,879

HOUSING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A cylindrical housing comprising:a bearing-member mounting portion which is provided at at least one position on an inner circumferential surface of the housing and on which a bearing member is mounted;
mounting legs provided at at least two vertical positions on an outer circumferential surface of the housing; and
chucking portions to be chucked by a chuck mechanism of a machining apparatus during machining, the chucking portions being provided on the outer circumferential surface of the housing at at least three positions in the circumferential direction, the at least three positions corresponding to a position where the bearing-member mounting portion is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,118,462

HEAT-PUMP-TYPE VEHICULAR AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat-pump-type vehicular air-conditioning system, comprising:a cooling refrigerant circuit in which an electric compressor, a vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger, a receiver, a first decompression unit, and an onboard evaporator provided within an HVAC unit are connected in an above stated order;
an onboard condenser disposed on a downstream side of the onboard evaporator within the HVAC unit, including a refrigerant inlet connected to a discharge circuit of the electric compressor via a switching unit, and a refrigerant outlet connected to the receiver;
a first circuit including a second decompression unit connected between an outlet side of the receiver and one end side of the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger; and
a second circuit including a solenoid valve connected between another end side of the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger and an intake circuit of the electric compressor, the solenoid valve being open during heating,
a heating refrigerant circuit being configurable in such a manner that the electric compressor, the switching unit, the onboard condenser, the receiver, the first circuit including the second decompression unit, the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger, and the second circuit including the solenoid valve are connected in an above stated order, and
in a heating mode, upon frost formation on the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger, defrosting being enabled by switching the heating refrigerant circuit to the cooling refrigerant circuit and directly guiding a hot gas from the electric compressor to the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger,
wherein the first decompression unit and the second decompression unit are each decompression units equipped with an on-off valve function, and the vehicle-mounted external heat exchanger and the onboard evaporator are jointly usable as evaporators while in the heating mode and while in a dehumidifying heating mode by using the on-off valve function of the first decompression unit and the second decompression unit, and
while in the dehumidifying heating mode, on-off control of the on-off valve function of the first decompression unit is performed in accordance with a temperature of one of air blown form the onboard evaporator and a fin thereof, so as to cause one of flow and obstruction of refrigerant to the onboard evaporator.

US Pat. No. 9,242,507

GUIDE RAIL TYPE VEHICLE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

4. A guide rail vehicle for running along a guide rail, the guide rail vehicle comprising:
a guide wheel which comes into rolling contact with the guide rail;
a switching wheel which comes into rolling contact with a switching rail installed at a switching location of the guide rail;
a wheel axle of which the guide wheel is connected to one end thereof and the switching wheel is connected to another end
thereof;

a support receiver of which a dimension in a height direction is smaller than a corresponding length dimension of the wheel
axle and which supports the wheel axle; and

an adjustment device which is capable of adjusting a size of a gap between the support receiver and the guide wheel and a
gap between the support receiver and the switching wheel,

wherein the support receiver comprises:
a support receiving body having a concave portion to which the wheel axle is able to be inserted from a side of the support
receiving body, and having a dimension in the height direction that is shorter than the corresponding length dimension of
the wheel axle by a height adjustment allowance; and

a lid portion, which is joined to the support receiving body with a bolt and covers the concave portion,
wherein the adjustment device has teeth provided between contacting surfaces of the support receiving body and the lid portion
with a predetermined gap in the height direction, the teeth provided on the support receiving body and the lid portion being
engaged to each other, and

wherein a long hole is formed to the lid portion, the long hole extending in the height direction in such a way that the bolt
is able to be inserted through the long hole.

US Pat. No. 9,127,570

MACHINE UNIT LAYOUT SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A machine unit layout system, comprising:
a drive unit;
a low-pressure-side compressor unit and a high-pressure-side compressor unit in a single-shaft multistage structure, the compressor
units each including a plurality of sections, the compressor units being disposed in an interrupted arrangement on both sides
of the drive unit, the pluralities of sections in the low-pressure-side compressor unit and the high-pressure-side compressor
unit being arranged so as to have two gas flow directions which are opposed directions along rotor shafts; and

a low-pressure-side expander unit and a high-pressure-side expander unit in a single-shaft multistage structure, the expander
units each including a plurality of sections, the expander units being disposed in an interrupted arrangement outside the
compressor units, the pluralities of sections in the low-pressure-side expander unit and the high-pressure-side expander unit
being arranged so as to have two gas flow directions which are opposed directions along the rotor shafts,

each of the units being coupled to one another by rotor shafts composed of a single shaft to optimize distribution of torque
in each rotor shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,112,441

TURBO CHARGER GENERATOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A turbo charger generator for supplying compressed intake air to an internal combustion engine by driving a gas turbine
and a compressor with exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine, and for supplying AC power generated by
driving a generator connected to an end of a shaft of the compressor to an electric power system via a power conversion unit,
wherein the power conversion unit comprises:
a converter for converting the AC power generated by the generator into DC power and outputting the DC power;
a rotor rotation angle estimation unit for estimating an angle of rotation of a rotor of the generator based on a rotor magnetic
flux of the generator; and

a control unit for coordinate-converting AC current output from the generator into DC current by using the estimated rotor
rotation angle as a reference, and controlling the DC power output from the converter such that the magnitude of the DC current
is maintained at a target DC current value that is set based on an output DC voltage value of the converter, wherein:

the converter comprises a switching unit for short-circuiting an output terminal of the generator before starting synchronous
operation of the generator; and

the control unit is configured to short-circuit the output terminal of the generator for a predetermined time period within
such a range that current will not become excessively large by driving the switching unit when the engine speed is low before
starting the synchronous operation of the generator so as to flow the current from the generator.

US Pat. No. 10,067,244

RADIATION MEASURING APPARATUS AND RADIATION MEASURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A radiation measuring apparatus comprising:at least one scatterer detector functioning as a scatterer that scatters an electromagnetic radiation from a measurement object;
at least one absorber detector functioning as an absorber that absorbs the electromagnetic radiation; and
a processing unit,
wherein each of the scatterer detector and the absorber detector comprises:
a semiconductor substrate; and
a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix on a first main surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the plurality of pixel electrodes are arranged such that a distance between centers of two neighbor pixel electrodes is smaller than a mean free path of a recoil electron generated in Compton scattering of the electromagnetic radiation,
wherein the processing unit extracts events based on signals obtained from the scatterer detector and the absorber detector, and specifies an incidence direction of the electromagnetic radiation based on a recoiling direction to which a recoil electron recoils, to each of the extracted events, in each of which the Compton scattering has occurred in either of the scatterer detectors, the recoil electron generated in the Compton scattering in either of the scatterer detectors recoils to a direction having an in-plane component of the semiconductor substrate in an inside of the scatterer detector in which the Compton scattering has occurred, and photoelectric absorption has occurred in which the photon scattered in the Compton scattering is absorbed in either of the absorber detectors,
wherein the scatterer detector further comprises a plurality of back electrodes arranged on a second main surface which is opposite to the first main surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein each of the plurality of back electrodes of the scatterer detector is arranged to be opposite to more than one of the plurality of pixel electrodes of the scatterer detector,
wherein a number of the plurality of back electrodes is less than a number of the plurality of pixel electrodes in each of the scatterer detectors,
wherein the radiation measuring apparatus further comprises:
a first signal processing section configured to generate first pixel electrode measurement data from a first analog signal read from the plurality of pixel electrodes of the scatterer detector;
a temporary storing area provided to temporarily store the first pixel electrode measurement data;
a second signal processing section configured to generates back electrode measurement data from a second analog signal read from the plurality of back electrodes of the scatterer detector; and
a data processing section,
wherein the data processing section reads from the temporary storing area, pixel electrode measurement data which are selected the first pixel electrode measurement data according to the back electrode measurement data, to transfer to the processing unit,
wherein the processing unit carries out extraction of the event and specification of the incidence direction of the electromagnetic radiation based on the selected pixel electrode measurement data.

US Pat. No. 10,006,725

HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING NUMBER OF MACHINES TO BE STARTED AT TIME OF POWER RECOVERY IN HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat source system, comprising:a plurality of heat source machines that each includes a compressor, a condenser, and an evaporator, and that each heats or cools a refrigerant to supply the heated refrigerant or cooled refrigerant to a common external load; and
a host control apparatus that controls a number of the heat source machines to be started according to a required load of the common external load and that is not connected to an uninterruptible power supply, wherein
the host control apparatus includes a nonvolatile first storage unit that stores the number of heat source machines in operation immediately before a power failure of the host control apparatus and a startability sensing unit that detects whether or not each of the heat source machines is in a startable state, and the host control apparatus starts the heat source machines in accordance with the number of the heat source machines stored in the nonvolatile first storage unit and preferentially starts startable heat source machines when the host control apparatus is recovered from the power failure.

US Pat. No. 9,812,919

INVERTER-INTEGRATED ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter-integrated electrically driven compressor having an inverter housing part, the inverter housing part having
an inverter device arranged housed therewithin and being furnished on an outer periphery of a housing, the housing housing
a compressor and an electric motor, the inverter housing part being hermetically sealed by a cover, and power and communication
lines from an external power supply and a control device being connectable to the inverter device through connectors, the
compressor comprising:
a connector on a compressor side furnished to the cover side, and
at least one fastening means for fastening the cover to the inverter housing part furnished at a location covered by a connector
on a power line side, making access impossible, when the connector on the power line side is coupled to the connector on the
compressor side.

US Pat. No. 9,452,579

MOLD HEATING DEVICE AND TIRE VULCANIZER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A mold heating device for heating a mold that vulcanizes a tire, the mold heating device comprising:
an electrothermal heater that has a heating wire disposed therein, has flexibility, and is wound around a peripheral surface
of the mold; and

a coupling part that couples end parts of the electrothermal heater together in a circumferential direction so that the circumferential
length of the electrothermal heater can be changed.

US Pat. No. 9,358,638

MOVABLE VACUUM WELDING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A movable vacuum welding device comprising:
a vacuum chamber having an edge section opposite to a surface of a welding target and forming a vacuum space between the surface
of the welding target and the vacuum chamber;

a seal section interposed between the edge section and the welding target throughout the entire circumference of the edge
section;

a welding head configured to perform welding on the surface of the welding target in the vacuum space;
a moving unit configured to move the welding target with respect to the vacuum chamber; and
a preload unit configured to previously apply a load to the seal section,
wherein the welding target is moved and the vacuum chamber is stationary so that the welding target moves with respect to
the vacuum chamber,

wherein the seal section includes:
a first seal member formed of an elastic material and extending along the edge section; and
a second seal member disposed at least a rear side in the relative moving direction in which a welding bead passes, and having
higher flexibility than the first seal member, and

wherein a plurality of elastic members configured to bias the second seal member toward the welding target are provided between
the edge section and the second seal member in an extending direction of the second seal member.

US Pat. No. 9,322,860

ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE FOR TIRE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An electrical resistance measuring device for a tire that measures the electrical resistance from an inner peripheral portion
of the tire to an outer peripheral portion thereof, the electrical resistance measuring device comprising:
a roller conveyor configured to convey the tire, the roller conveyor including rollers that are provided separately from each
other on both sides of the roller conveyor in a width direction;

a measuring tip that is curvedly deformable along the shape of the tire, the measuring tip including:
an inner-peripheral-side measuring tip that is arranged on an inner peripheral side of the tire and is configured to contact
the inner peripheral portion; and

an outer-peripheral-side measuring tip that is arranged on an outer peripheral side of the tire and is configured to contact
the outer peripheral portion,

wherein
the outer-peripheral-side measuring tip is curvedly deformable along the shape of the tire from a central portion of the outer
peripheral portion to a shoulder portion thereof in a width direction of the tire; and

the outer-peripheral-side measuring tip and the inner-peripheral-side measuring tip are allowed to protrude upward from between
the rollers that are provided separately from each other on both sides of the roller conveyor in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,182,506

INVERTER-INTEGRATED ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter-integrated electric compressor integrally incorporating an inverter device converting direct current power to three-phase alternating current power and an electric compressor compressing a refrigerant using the three-phase alternating current power, the inverter-integrated electric compressor comprising:an inverter case forming an inverter-accommodating space housing the inverter device; and
an inverter cover configured to close an opening of the inverter-accommodating space,
an end-face-opposing face opposing an end face of the inverter cover, being formed in the inverter case when the inverter cover closes the opening, and the inverter-integrated electric compressor further comprising:
a liquid gasket closing a gap formed between the end face and the end-face-opposing face, a protruding portion, protruding further than an outer-side surface of the inverter cover, and the end-face-opposing face being formed on the protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 9,903,714

NORMAL-LINE DETECTION DEVICE, PROCESSING DEVICE, AND NORMAL-LINE DETECTION METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A normal-line detection device comprising:
four or more distance measurement means for measuring a distance to a processing surface of a work piece, in which the distance
measurement means are arranged on a periphery of a processing machine on a plane orthogonal to an axis line of a processing
shaft of the processing machine and a measurement axis of each distance measurement means and the axis line of the processing
shaft intersect each other; and

calculation means for calculating an approximation surface of the processing surface based on a measurement value measured
by each distance measurement means and an angle of each distance measurement means with respect to the axis line of the processing
shaft and obtaining a normal-line of the approximation surface as a normal-line of the processing surface,

wherein the calculation means determines a measurement value, in which a distance between the approximation surface and the
distance measurement means is deviated from a predetermined range, measured by the distance measurement means, as a measurement
value which is not suitable for calculation of the approximation surface.

US Pat. No. 9,902,004

HELICAL BROACH

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A helical broach comprising:
a cylindrical shell in which finishing blades having a predetermined gear tooth helix angle are formed on an outer peripheral
side,

wherein the shell includes a first shell and a second shell which are divided in an axial direction,
in the first shell, a first finishing blade having the gear tooth helix angle and a first blade groove helix angle is formed,
and

in the second shell, a second finishing blade having the gear tooth helix angle and a second blade groove helix angle which
is different from the first blade groove helix angle is formed;

wherein the diameters of the first and second finishing blades in said first and second shells are substantially constant
in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,730,311

DEVICE HAVING HEAT SINK

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an apparatus body;
a body housing that houses the apparatus body;
a circuit unit including a circuit board that drives and controls the apparatus body; and
a circuit housing that houses the circuit unit and that is integrated with the body housing, wherein a heat sink is provided
on a circuit unit side of a partition wall so as to be brought into contact with an element of the circuit board, the partition
wall erecting along a vertical direction or a substantially vertical direction to separate the inside of the body housing
from the inside of the circuit housing, and wherein the heat sink has an upper end portion and a lower end portion at least
one of whose width gradually decreases to reach a tip portion.

US Pat. No. 9,494,160

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR IMPELLER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A centrifugal compressor impeller, comprising:
a plurality of full blades that stand equally spaced in a circumferential direction and extend from a fluid inlet part to
a fluid outlet part on a surface of a hub; and

splitter blades each of which is disposed in a flow passage formed between two of the full blades arranged adjacent to each
other so as to extend from a downstream point on a downstream side of the fluid inlet part in the flow passage to the fluid
outlet part,

wherein the centrifugal compressor includes a tip clearance between tips of the full blades and a shroud, and a leading edge
portion on a shroud side of each of the splitter blades is offset from a circumferentially equidistant position between said
two of the full blades at the downstream point toward a suction side of a front side full blade which is disposed on a downstream
side in a rotational direction of the centrifugal compressor impeller among said two of the full blades, while a trailing
edge portion on a hub side of each of the splitter blades is offset from a circumferentially equidistant position between
said two of the full blades at the fluid outlet part toward the suction side of the front side full blade, so that a tip leakage
vortex flowing from the tip clearance toward the leading edge portion of each of the splitter blades flows over the leading
edge portion of said each of the splitter blades, or so that the leading edge portion of each of the splitter blades conforms
to a direction of the tip leakage vortex, and

wherein a trailing edge portion on the shroud side of each of the splitter blades is offset from the circumferentially equidistant
position between said two of the full blades at the fluid outlet part toward a pressure side of a rear side full blade which
is disposed on an upstream side in the rotational direction of the centrifugal compressor impeller among said two of the full
blades.

US Pat. No. 9,421,654

CLAMPING DEVICE HAVING RING SHAPE WITH HYDRAULICALLY DOWN FORCE CLAMPING MEANS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A clamping device configured to clamp a workpiece placed on a reference surface of a mount table, wherein the clamping
device comprises:
a plate-shaped securing member including a plate portion in which an opening portion is formed and which comes into surface
contact with an end surface of the workpiece placed on the reference surface of the mount table, the opening portion being
larger than an inner diameter of the workpiece and smaller than an outer diameter of the workpiece; and

a cylinder-shaped pressing-force applying instrument configured to apply a pressing force to the securing member toward the
end surface of the workpiece, the cylinder-shaped pressing-force applying instrument including a cylindrical portion surrounding
the mount table,

the plate portion of the securing member is larger in diameter than the cylindrical portion of the pressing-force applying
instrument,

the securing member includes
a cylindrical portion connected to an edge portion of the plate portion, and surrounding the cylindrical portion of the pressing-force
applying instrument, and

a claw portion provided to an inner circumferential portion of the cylindrical portion of the securing member, and protruding
toward a center of the cylindrical portion of the securing member,

the cylinder-shaped pressing-force applying instrument is attached to the mount table, and
a hydraulic chamber capable of supplying and discharging hydraulic oil is formed by a protrusion portion provided to an inner
circumferential portion of the cylinder-shaped pressing-force applying instrument and by a groove portion which is formed
at an outer circumferential portion of the mount table and into which the protrusion portion of the cylinder-shaped pressing-force
applying instrument is fitted, and

the claw portion of the securing member, and an outer protrusion portion provided to an outer circumferential portion of the
cylinder-shaped pressing-force applying instrument and protruding outward radially are connected together with a bayonet mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,383,101

CO2 RECOVERY UNIT AND CO2 RECOVERY METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A plant comprising:
a combustion facility that discharges flue gas to a flue gas duct and heats condensed water from a condensed water line so
as to discharge the heated condensed water to a steam extracting line as steam;

an air/flue gas heat exchanger that heat-exchanges the flue gas with combustion air;
a CO2 recovery including:

an absorber that reduces CO2 in flue gas discharged from the combustion facility via the air/flue gas heat exchanger by absorbing CO2 by an absorbent;

a regenerator that heats the absorbent having absorbed CO2 to emit CO2, and regenerates and supplies the absorbent to the absorber; and

a regenerating heater that heats the absorbent in the regenerator with the steam from the steam extracting line and returns
heated condensed water to the combustion facility via the condensed water line; and

a condensed water/flue gas heat exchanger that heats the condensed water of the condensed water line by heat-exchanging the
condensed water with the flue gas in the flue gas duct discharged from the air/flue gas heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,377,244

HEAT MEDIUM HEATING DEVICE AND VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONER INCLUDING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat medium heating device, comprising:
a plurality of flat heat exchange tubes each of which has an inlet header portion, a flat tube portion through which a heat
medium from the inlet header portion flows, and an outlet header portion through which the heat medium from the flat tube
portion flows out, the flat tube portions which are stacked with each other;

a PTC heater incorporated between the flat tube portions, the PTC heater including a pair of electrode plates having contact
with the flat tube portions, and a PTC element sandwiched by the electrode plates;

a casing in which the flat heat exchange tubes and the PTC heater are accommodated; and
a control substrate that is incorporated in the casing and controls the PTC heater, a terminal protruding from a side of the
electrode plate of the PTC heater in an extending direction of the electrode plate, the terminal being directly connected
to a connection portion of the control substrate,

wherein a predetermined contact area of the electrode plate has contact with the PTC element,
wherein the flat tube portion has a width dimension in the extending direction greater than a width of the predetermined contact
area in the extending direction, and the electrode plate has contact with the flat tube portion with an area of the electrode
plate which is outside of the predetermined contact area and between the PTC element and the terminal, wherein the electrode
plates are provided with a slit along an end side direction in the area of the electrode plate and

wherein the terminal extending from each electrode plate extends from an end side portion opposed to a region in which the
slit is provided.

US Pat. No. 9,333,798

VEHICLE WHEEL, RUNNING WHEEL, VEHICLE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AND DISASSEMBLING VEHICLE WHEEL

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A vehicle wheel divided in an axial direction of a tire into two pieces which are an inside half wheel and an outside half
wheel that are connected to each other and fixed to an axle hub, the vehicle wheel comprising:
first bolts joining a first mating surface of the inside half wheel and a second mating surface of the outside half wheel
together;

second bolts joining the outside half wheel and the axle hub together; and
a first cover body covering first nuts that are screwed onto the first bolts, the first cover body being jointed by second
nuts that are screwed onto the second bolts,

wherein the first bolts are screwed into the first nuts from an outside half wheel side, and the second bolts are screwed
into the second nuts from the outside half wheel side,

a protruding portion protruding from the first mating surface is formed on the first mating surface and extends over an entire
circumference of the inside half wheel, and

a recessed portion engaged with the protruding portion is formed on the second mating surface and extends an entire circumference
of the outside half wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,137,763

HEAT-PUMP-TYPE VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat-pump-type vehicle air-conditioning system comprising:a cooling refrigerant circuit in which an electric compressor, a vehicle exterior heat exchanger, a receiver, a first decompression means, a vehicle interior evaporator provided in an HVAC unit are connected in this order;
a heater core that is disposed on a downstream side of the vehicle interior evaporator in the HVAC unit, and in which a heat medium including hot water is capable of being circulated;
a refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger that is provided in a discharge pipe of the electric compressor, and exchanges heat between the heat medium circulated in the heater core, and refrigerant gas discharged from the electric compressor;
a heating bypass circuit having a first end connected to the discharge pipe of the electric compressor through a switching means on a downstream side of the refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger, and a second end connected to the receiver;
a second circuit that is connected between an outlet side of the receiver and a first end side of the vehicle exterior heat exchanger, and has a second decompression means; and
a third circuit that is connected between a second end side of the vehicle exterior heat exchanger and an intake circuit of the electric compressor, and has a solenoid valve which is opened during heating, wherein
a heating refrigerant circuit is capable of being configured by connecting the electric compressor, the refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger, the switching means, the heating bypass circuit, the receiver, the second circuit having the second decompression means, the vehicle exterior heat exchanger, and the third circuit having the solenoid valve in this order,
the downstream side of the refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger is directly connected to the second end side of the vehicle exterior heat exchanger through the switching means,
the switching means and the receiver are directly connected by the heating bypass circuit, and
in a heating mode, when the vehicle exterior heat exchanger is frosted, the heating refrigerant circuit is switched to the cooling refrigerant circuit, and a high-temperature and high-pressure refrigerant which passes through the refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger is directly introduced into the vehicle exterior heat exchanger, so that defrosting is possible.

US Pat. No. 10,132,535

INVERTER-INTEGRATED ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter-integrated electric compressor comprising:a housing;
an inverter housing portion provided to the housing;
an inverter device including a substrate having an inverter circuit mounted thereon, the inverter device being integrally incorporated in the inverter housing portion; and
a busbar assembly formed by a UVW busbar covered by a resin case, the UVW busbar being configured to conduct AC power converted by the inverter circuit from the substrate side to a motor terminal provided in the inverter housing portion;
the busbar assembly including an adhering partition to be adhered to an end surface of the substrate using an adhesive, the adhering partition being provided in an upright manner on a lower surface of the resin case; a height and a gap of the adhering partition relative to the end surface of the substrate being set as appropriate; and the gap between the adhering partition and the end surface of the substrate being adhered directly and integrated to each other using the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,122,237

INVERTER CIRCUIT BOARD AND INVERTER-CONTAINING ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR USING SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter circuit board comprising:a circuit board;
an inverter circuit mounted on the circuit board;
a P-N terminal via which high-voltage DC power is inputted attached to the circuit board; and
a connector on a power cable of a power source directly connected to the P-N terminal so as to be able to be freely attached and detached,
the P-N terminal being provided with:
a pair of pins;
a pair of busbars of a prescribed length respectively joined perpendicularly to one ends of each of the pair of pins, the pair of busbars being provided with through-hole terminals attached on the circuit board by being inserted into and soldered to through-holes in the circuit board, and surface-mounting terminals attached on the circuit board by being soldered to the surface of the circuit board; and
a resin molded member formed integrally with the pair of pins and the pair of busbars.

US Pat. No. 10,088,579

RADIATION MEASURING APPARATUS AND RADIATION MEASURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A radiation measuring apparatus comprising:at least one scatterer detector functioning as a scatterer that scatters an electromagnetic radiation from a measurement object;
at least one absorber detector functioning as an absorber that absorbs the electromagnetic radiation; and
a processing unit,
wherein each of the scatterer detector and the absorber detector comprises:
a semiconductor substrate; and
a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix on a first main surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the plurality of pixel electrodes are arranged such that a distance between centers of two neighbor pixel electrodes is smaller than a mean free path of a recoil electron generated in Compton scattering of the electromagnetic radiation,
wherein the processing unit extracts events based on signals obtained from the scatterer detector and the absorber detector, and specifies an incidence direction of the electromagnetic radiation based on a recoiling direction to which a recoil electron recoils, to each of the extracted events, in each of which the Compton scattering has occurred in either of the scatterer detectors, the recoil electron generated in the Compton scattering in either of the scatterer detectors recoils to a direction having an in-plane component of the semiconductor substrate in an inside of the scatterer detector in which the Compton scattering has occurred, and photoelectric absorption has occurred in which the photon scattered in the Compton scattering is absorbed in either of the absorber detectors,
wherein the scatterer detector further comprises a plurality of back electrodes arranged on a second main surface which is opposite to the first main surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein each of the plurality of back electrodes of the scatterer detector is arranged to be opposite to more than one of the plurality of pixel electrodes of the scatterer detector,
wherein a number of the plurality of back electrodes is less than a number of the plurality of pixel electrodes in each of the scatterer detectors,
wherein the radiation measuring apparatus further comprises:
a first signal processing section configured to generate first pixel electrode measurement data from a first analog signal read from the plurality of pixel electrodes of the scatterer detector;
a temporary storing area provided to temporarily store the first pixel electrode measurement data;
a second signal processing section configured to generates back electrode measurement data from a second analog signal read from the plurality of back electrodes of the scatterer detector; and
a data processing section,
wherein the data processing section reads from the temporary storing area, pixel electrode measurement data which are selected the first pixel electrode measurement data according to the back electrode measurement data, to transfer to the processing unit,
wherein the processing unit carries out extraction of the event and specification of the incidence direction of the electromagnetic radiation based on the selected pixel electrode measurement data.

US Pat. No. 9,594,003

TIRE TESTING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A tire testing apparatus comprising:
a lower rim that is formed with a lower through hole, and a rim-side inclined surface that increases in diameter in a downward
direction of an inner peripheral surface of a lower end portion of the lower through hole;

an upper rim that is held to face the lower rim;
an insertion part capable of being inserted into the lower through hole; and
an apparatus-side inclined surface that is provided at a lower end portion of the insertion part, increases in diameter from
an outer peripheral surface of the insertion part in the downward direction, and is capable of coming into contact with the
rim-side inclined surface,

wherein the tire testing apparatus is configured to attach a tire between the lower rim and the upper rim to perform testing
of the tire, and

wherein a small clearance is formed between the insertion part and the lower through hole when the rim-side inclined surface
abuts against the apparatus-side inclined surface.

US Pat. No. 9,488,279

METHOD FOR FABRICATING SHAFT SEALING DEVICE AND JIG FOR FABRICATING SHAFT SEALING DEVICE, AND ROTARY MACHINE PROVIDED WITH SHAFT SEALING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method of fabricating a shaft sealing device with a plurality of thin plate pieces arranged in a circumferential direction
of a rotation shaft, each thin plate piece having first and second lateral end portions on respective opposite ends of the
thin plate piece in a width direction, the width direction corresponding to an axial direction of the rotation shaft, base
ends of the thin plate pieces being mutually connected, the method comprising:
stacking the plurality of thin plate pieces in one direction;
mutually connecting the base ends of the plurality of the stacked thin plate pieces to form a stacked body having first and
second lateral end surfaces on respective opposite ends of the stacked body in the width direction, the first lateral end
surface of the stacked body being formed by the first lateral end portions of the thin plate pieces, and the second lateral
end surface of the stacked body being formed by the second lateral end portions of the thin plate pieces; and

smoothing one of the first and second lateral end surfaces of the stacked body with the other of the first and second lateral
end surfaces of the stacked body being abutted to a flat surface.

US Pat. No. 9,322,734

TIRE TESTING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A tire testing apparatus that allows attachment and detachment of a rim assembly and performs testing of a tire attached
to the rim assembly, wherein the rim assembly includes a first rim having a pin that is erected from a first reference surface
and has a groove portion formed around an outer peripheral surface thereof, and a second rim having a protruding portion that
is provided on a second reference surface and is engageable with the groove portion, and wherein the protruding portion is
engaged with the groove portion as the first and second rims are rotated relative to each other in a state where the second
reference surface is caused to face the first reference surface, the tire testing apparatus comprising:
a first attaching part that holds the first rim;
a second attaching part that holds the second rim so that the second reference surface faces the first reference surface of
the first rim attached to the first attaching part;

a rotating part that rotates the first attaching part around a reference axis orthogonal to the first reference surface of
the first rim attached to the first attaching part;

a fixing part that fixes the first attaching part and the second attaching part to each other and is configured to release
a fixation of the first attaching part and the second attaching part;

an attaching portion moving part that adjusts the distance in a direction along the reference axis between the first attaching
part and the second attaching part; and

a rotation regulating part that regulates rotation of the second attaching part around the reference axis and is configure
to release a regulation of the second attaching part,

wherein the rotation regulating part includes:
a disk-shaped member provided in the second attaching part;
an edge portion of the disk-shaped member formed with a concave part;
a stopper that is engaging with the concave part in a circumferential direction; and
an engaging portion moving part that advances and retracts the concave part with respect to the stopper.

US Pat. No. 9,291,343

BOILER STRUCTURE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A boiler structure, comprising:
a furnace formed of multiple water walls, each having a plurality of boiler evaporation tubes disposed on a wall surface of
the furnace and configured to generate steam by heating water in the boiler evaporation tubes;

an inlet connection tube connected to an inlet of each of the water walls and the boiler evaporation tubes of each of the
water walls receiving the water from the respective inlet connection tube to generate steam;

an outlet connection tube connected to an outlet of each of the water walls and the steam generated by heating water in the
boiler evaporation tubes flows through the outlet connection tube of each of the water walls;

and
one or more of pressure-loss adjusting sections being provided in the outlet connection tube of at least one of but less than
all of the water walls so that pressure loss of the internal fluid flowing inside the outlet connection tube of the water
walls provided with the one or more of the pressure-loss adjusting sections becomes different from pressure loss of the internal
fluid flowing inside the outlet connection tube of the water walls without the one or more of the pressure-loss adjusting
sections,

wherein another end of the outlet connection tube of the water walls provided with the one or more of the pressure-loss adjusting
sections communicating with another end of the outlet connection tube of the water walls without the pressure-loss adjusting
sections.

US Pat. No. 9,278,312

SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING HIGH-PURITY CO2 FROM GASIFICATION GAS CONTAINING CO, CO2, COS AND H2S

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method for recovering CO2 from gasification gas containing CO, CO2, COS and H2S and generating power by using a fuel gas resulting from the gasification gas, the method comprising:
a CO shift reaction step comprising subjecting a first amount of the gasification gas to conversion of CO in the first amount
of the gasification gas into CO2;

a COS conversion step comprising mixing a second amount of the gasification gas with the resulting first amount of the gasification
gas after the CO shift reaction without subjecting the second amount of the gasification gas to the CO shift reaction step,
and converting COS in the mixture gas into H2S, the mixture gas subjected to the COS conversion having a temperature in a range of 150° C. to 350° C.;

a H2S absorption step comprising absorbing and removing H2S from the resulting mixture gas after the COS conversion; and

a CO2 absorption step comprising absorbing and removing CO2 from the resulting mixture gas from which H2S has been removed in the H2S absorption step; and

a power generation step of generating power by using the fuel gas which is obtained by removing CO2 from the resulting mixture gas in the CO2 absorption step.

US Pat. No. 9,199,794

CONVEYOR, PRINTING DEVICE, AND BOX MAKING MACHINE

1. A conveyor that is disposed at a printing unit of a box making machine and conveys a corrugated sheet that is to undergo
printing, comprising:
a conveyor belt having a conveying face that conveys the corrugated sheet;
a suction box that is disposed at a back side of the conveying face of the conveyor belt and that suctions the corrugated
sheet onto the conveying face with negative pressure;

a plurality of guide rolls that guide or drive the conveyor belt, the plurality of guide rolls including an inlet roll disposed
at a side of an inlet where the corrugated sheet is fed onto the conveyor belt and an outlet roll disposed at a side of an
outlet where the corrugated sheet is ejected from the conveyor belt;

air blowing means that is disposed on the back side of the conveyor belt within a region where the conveyor belt proceeds
from the outlet roll to the inlet roll and that blows air to an outside; and

a partition member that is disposed at the back side of the conveyor belt within the region where the conveyor belt proceeds
from the outlet roll to the inlet roll, that extends along a cross direction of the conveyor, and that forms a compartment
in combination with the back of the conveyor belt, wherein

the air blowing means blows the air inside the compartment and exhausts the air out of the compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,174,986

HEAT SOURCE MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat source machine including a heat pump cycle in which a compressor, a first heat exchanger, and a second heat exchanger are arranged, the heat source machine performing, in the second heat exchanger, heat exchange between a heat medium supplied from an external load and a refrigerant to thereby cool or heat the heat medium to a predetermined set outlet temperature and supply the cooled or heated heat medium to the external load, the heat source machine comprising:a computing unit configured to calculate an evaluation value on a fluctuation for at least any one parameter of an inlet temperature of the heat medium, a flow rate of the heat medium, an inlet temperature of a heat source supplied to the first heat exchanger, a flow rate of the heat source, and a heat source machine load rate, using an arithmetic expression held in advance; and
a set temperature changing unit configured to change the set outlet temperature of the heat medium to a value lower by a predetermined amount or to a value higher by a predetermined amount so as to suppress a change in an outlet temperature of the heat medium, in a case where the evaluation value calculated by the computing unit exceeds a predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,243,645

FIXTURE USED IN ROTARY MACHINE AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING ROTARY MACHINE

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A fixture used in a rotary machine including a rotary unit which includes a rotary shaft, and a stationary unit which rotatably
supports the rotary shaft, the fixture comprising:
a plate which is configured to come into contact with an end portion of the rotary shaft;
a fastening member which fixes the plate to the end portion of the rotary shaft; and
a constraining member which connects the plate and the stationary unit, and is configured to constrain the plate from moving
with respect to the stationary unit in an axial direction and a rotation direction,

wherein the stationary unit of the rotary machine comprises a cylindrical casing and a head which is provided in an end portion
of the cylindrical casing so as to seal a gap between the rotary shaft and the cylindrical casing, and

wherein the constraining member is a bolt which is configured to be screwed into a screw hole provided in the head.

US Pat. No. 9,221,562

APPARATUS FOR INSPECTING FILLER IN CONTAINER, APPARATUS FOR FILLING FILLER, AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING FILLER IN CONTAINER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A container filler-inspecting apparatus, for inspecting a filler with which a container is filled by a fixed amount, the
container filler-inspecting apparatus comprising:
a weight-measuring unit that measures a weight of the container filled with the filler;
a sample-extracting unit that extracts a fixed amount of filler from a tip opening of the container; and
a sampling unit that performs a sampling operation by wiping off the filler extracted by the sample-extracting unit with a
sampling paper sheet,

wherein the sampling unit includes a wiping unit that forms a folded portion in the sampling paper sheet by folding the sampling
paper sheet, and wipes off the filler with the sampling paper sheet by causing the container to move relative to the wiping
unit.

US Pat. No. 10,202,020

ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR CONTROL SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR FOR VEHICULAR AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SAID SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An electric compressor control system provided with a microcomputer configured to control an electric motor configured to drive an electric compressor forming a vehicular air conditioning device, the electric compressor control system comprising:a plurality of different ground patterns formed on a surface and a back surface of a substrate and each provided independently on the substrate;
a plurality of different regions divided by the ground patterns formed on the surface and the back surface of the substrate;
a plurality of wiring patterns each formed on the surface and the back surface of the substrate so as to traverse the plurality of regions divided by the ground patterns, and connected to the microcomputer; and
an inductive component provided at a location, in the wiring patterns each formed on the surface and the back surface of the substrate, that traverses the plurality of regions divided by the ground patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,122,247

INVERTER-INTEGRATED ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter-integrated electric compressor in which an inverter device including an inverter circuit board is integrally incorporated into an inverter housing section provided in a housing,the inverter circuit board being divided into a main circuit board having a shape and size that can be housed within the inverter housing section and a smaller sub-circuit board electrically connected to the main circuit board,
the main circuit board being affixed and installed to boss sections at a minimum of four corners, and being also affixed and supported underneath by a top area of electrical components mounted to the circuit board, the electrical components having a bottom area being adhered to a concave section of a side section along an axial direction of an outer peripheral wall of said housing, and
the sub-circuit board having a flaring shape from a front end side to a back end side, and being affixed and installed to boss sections at three points which are one point at the front end side and two points at the back end side in a space below the main circuit board to the back of a bottom section inclined downwards toward the back from the front of the inverter housing section.

US Pat. No. 9,500,192

COMPRESSED AIR SUPPLY APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A compressed air supply apparatus comprising:
an air compressor installed in at least one of a plurality of vehicles connected to each other;
a plurality of air tanks connected to the air compressor via a connection flow path and installed in each of the plurality
of vehicles in communication with each other;

a pressure measurement unit configured to measure an air pressure in one of the plurality of air tanks connected to the air
compressor via a shortest flow path, among the plurality of air tanks;

a control unit configured to operate the air compressor when a measurement value of the pressure measurement unit reaches
a first pressure or less, and configured to stop the air compressor when the measurement value reaches a second pressure higher
than the first pressure;

a plurality of relief valve apparatuses installed in each of the connection flow path between the air compressor and each
of the plurality of air tanks, and

a safety valve configured to release compressed air in the plurality of air tanks into an atmosphere when an air pressure
in the plurality of air tanks reaches a pressure higher than the second pressure,

wherein each of the plurality of relief valve apparatuses comprises:
a flow-restricting unit configured to restrict an air flow, and
a valve main body installed nearer to a corresponding one of the plurality of air tanks than the flow-restricting unit, configured
to open the connection flow path to the atmosphere when the measurement value reaches a third pressure higher than the second
pressure and lower than the pressure at which the safety valve is operated, and configured to close the connection flow path
when the measurement value reaches a fourth pressure higher than the second pressure and lower than the third pressure after
the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,488,192

COMPRESSOR, ASSEMBLING AND DISASSEMBLING DEVICE THEREFOR, AND ASSEMBLING AND DISASSEMBLING METHOD THEREFOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An assembling and disassembling device for a compressor having a substantially cylindrical bundle that is received insertably
and removably on an inner circumferential surface of a substantially tubular compressor casing that is positioned horizontally,
the assembling and disassembling device comprising:
a plate-like member that is connected to an axial end portion of the bundle at an opposite side in an insertion direction
of the bundle so as to protrude outward from the bundle in a radial direction thereof; and

a threaded-rod member that is rotatably received in a threaded hole provided in the plate-like member such that the bundle
can be inserted and removed from the compressor casing by rotating the threaded-rod member; and

a support member that is curved along an outer circumferential surface of the bundle, the support member supporting the bundle
from below by being provided below an axial end portion of the compressor casing at an opposite side of the casing in the
insertion direction,

wherein one end of the threaded-rod member penetrating the plate-like member is in contact with an end of the support member,
and an opposite end of the support member is in contact with an end surface of the compressor casing.

US Pat. No. 9,322,388

NATURAL-FREQUENCY ADJUSTING MECHANISM FOR WAVE-POWER GENERATOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A wave-power generator comprising:
an oscillating body that is installed in a floating body via a spring and that linearly reciprocates in response to a fluctuation
of a water surface;

a generator that generates power by being driven on the basis of the linear reciprocating motion of the oscillating body;
an additional-mass body for adding an additional mass to a mass of the oscillating body;
a conversion mechanism that converts the linear reciprocating motion of the oscillating body to rotational motion; and
a rotating body that is rotated by a torque extracted via the conversion mechanism,
wherein
the generator is provided at an upper end of the rotating body and is rotated by rotation of the rotating body to generate
power,

the additional-mass body is attached to the rotating body, and
the additional-mass body is attached so as to be rotated together with the rotating body and is moved forward and backward
with respect to water.

US Pat. No. 9,312,799

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE AND MOTOR CONTROL METHOD

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A motor control device generating a voltage command value from a current command value and performing feedback control
using a detection current flowing in a motor, the motor control device comprising:
a velocity control unit configured to perform velocity control of the motor based on a velocity command value by which a constant
current amount of d-axis current flows by rotating the motor at a constant velocity;

a current measurement unit configured to measure the current command value based on an output of the velocity control unit
when the motor is rotated at the constant velocity and the constant current amount of d-axis current flows; and

a correction value calculation unit configured to calculate a correction value at a rotation position of the motor based on
the measured current command value, wherein

the current command value includes a d-axis current command value and a q-axis current command value,
the current measurement unit measures the d-axis current command value and the q-axis current command value when the motor
is rotated based on the velocity command value, and

the correction value calculation unit calculates a first correction value based on phases of the measured d-axis current command
value and q-axis current command value when the motor is positively rotated,

the correction value calculation unit calculates a second correction value calculated based on the phases of the measured
d-axis current command value and q-axis current command value when the motor is negatively rotated,

the velocity control unit performs control such that an absolute value of the velocity command value in the positive rotation
of the motor is the same as an absolute value of the velocity command value in the negative rotation of the motor, and

the correction value calculation unit calculates the correction value by calculating an average of the calculated first and
second correction values.

US Pat. No. 9,279,410

WIND TURBINE GENERATOR, METHOD OF WIND TURBINE GENERATION, AND PROGRAM OF THE WIND TURBINE GENERATOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A wind turbine generator comprising:
a rotor having a plurality of wind turbine blades;
a generator to be driven by rotation of the rotor;
a pitch angle control part for outputting a pitch angle command value for controlling a pitch angle of the wind turbine blades
according to a speed of the generator; and

a torsional vibration repressing part for outputting a pitch angle correcting amount for repressing the torsional vibration
through an aerodynamic torque calculated by differentiating the speed of the generator,

wherein
only when a voltage of a utility grid is a predetermined value or less, the pitch angle control part is connected to the torsional
vibration repressing part to output the pitch angle command value so that torsional vibration generated on a spindle system
for transmitting the rotation of the rotor to the generator is repressed.

US Pat. No. 9,242,907

BIOMASS GASIFICATION GAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND METHANOL PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A biomass gasification gas purification method comprising:
filtering soot and dust from biomass gasification gas obtained through the gasification of the biomass using a biomass gasification
furnace;

removing sulfur oxide component in the filtered biomass gasification gas;
extracting a part of the biomass gasification gas after desulfurization;
reforming the tar component in the biomass gasification gas after desulfurization using at least two or more pre-reforming
reactors;

cooling the part of the biomass gasification gas by using a cooler; and
supplying the cooled biomass gasification gas between the pre-reformation reactors respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,149,385

AFFIXING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An affixing structure affixed to a circuit board via a plurality of electrical connection terminals included in an electronic component, whereinat least one second side wall of the electronic component that is perpendicular to a first side wall where the electrical connection terminals are arranged is adhesively supported on the circuit board by a support, with use of an adhesive having elasticity;
a height (H3) of a part of the support in contact with the second side wall of the electronic component is greater than or equal to a height (H2) from the circuit board to a position of the center of gravity of the electronic component;
a length (L) of the support in a direction following the first side wall is greater than or equal to the height (H3), and
the electric component is a transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,050,577

VEHICLE COOLING-FAN MOTOR/INVERTER SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A vehicle cooling-fan motor/inverter system that controls a three-phase motor that drives a cooling fan for supplying air to an in-vehicle heat exchanger, comprising:a motor control device that has a switching element, that converts DC power supplied from a high-voltage power supply into three-phase AC power, and that supplies the three-phase AC power to the three-phase motor;
a communication driver that is activated by using power supplied from a low-voltage power supply and that exchanges information, via a vehicle network, with a second control unit that is mounted in a vehicle and that is on a superordinate side to the vehicle cooling-fan motor/inverter system;
an isolation unit that electrically isolates a low-voltage system to which power is supplied from the low-voltage power supply from a high-voltage system to which power is supplied from the high-voltage power supply;
a PWM driver that is activated by using power supplied from the low-voltage power supply, and that receives a PWM signal from a channel different from the vehicle network and outputs a rotation-speed instruction for the three-phase motor; and
a first control unit that obtains a rotation-speed instruction for the three-phase motor via the PWM driver and the communication driver and that controls the motor control device based on the obtained rotation-speed instruction for the three-phase motor,
wherein, if a fault in the switching element is detected, the first control unit outputs fault information notifying that there is a fault in control of the three-phase motor to the second control unit via the communication driver.

US Pat. No. 9,735,644

INVERTER-INTEGRATED ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An inverter-integrated electric compressor comprising:
an inverter device integrally incorporated into an inverter housing portion provided in an outer periphery of a housing,
a P-N terminal for inputting high-voltage DC power being provided on a main substrate of the inverter device, and a power
source cable being able to be connected by inserting a connector provided to one end of the P-N terminal into the P-N terminal,
and

electrical components that constitute the inverter device being placed on an opposite side of the P-N terminal to sandwich
the main substrate therebetween, and the stress caused to the main substrate upon the connector being inserted is borne by
the electrical components.

US Pat. No. 9,653,688

ORGANIC DEVICES, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES AND ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS

Junji Kido, Yamagata-ken...

1. An organic device having a layer structure on a substrate in the following deposition sequence:
(A) an anode;
(B) a substantially transparent anode-adjacent layer consisting of a mixture of MoO3 and an organic hole-transporting molecule;

(C) a layer structure mainly consisting of organic compounds;
(D) a cathode layer;
wherein the substantially transparent anode-adjacent layer consisting of the mixture of the MoO3 and the organic hole-transporting molecule is prepared via resistive heating method,

wherein the MoO3 and the organic hole-transporting molecule in the substantially transparent anode-adjacent layer forms the charge transfer
complex, thus the organic hole-transporting molecule is in the state of radical cations, forming the charge transfer complex
contained layer,

wherein the organic hole-transporting molecule consists essentially of alpha-NPD, and
wherein the substantially transparent anode-adjacent layer consisting of the MoO3 and the organic hole-transporting molecule is deposited in a ratio of 5:1.

US Pat. No. 9,494,558

FLAW-DETECTION APPARATUS AND FLAW-DETECTION METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A flaw-detection apparatus comprising:
a flaw-detection sensor unit in which a plurality of flaw-detection sensors of identical type are arranged substantially in
one row at intervals along a scanning direction;

a driving device that drives the flaw-detection sensor unit along the scanning direction;
a storage device that records detection signals detected by the flaw-detection sensors, respectively; and
a processing device that detects a defect in an inspection object on the basis of the detection signals recorded in the storage
device;

wherein each of the flaw-detection sensors is an eddy-current flaw-detection sensor, and
wherein the processing device
obtains a plurality of sensor-position corrected signals corresponding to the detection signals detected by the flaw-detection
sensors, respectively, by converting the detection signals which are time-series signals to signals for scanning-direction
positions,

compares signal values, among the sensor-position corrected signals, taken at substantially the same scanning positions, respectively,
generates a filtering signal such that values of the filtering signal at the scanning position of which a plurality of the
values of the sensor-position corrected signals are substantially the same are enhanced further than values of the filtering
signal at the scanning position of which a plurality of the values of the sensor-position corrected signals are not substantially
the same, and

detects the defect in the inspection object by using the filtering signal, wherein
the processing device further detects substantially similar signal values at a same time, but at the different scanning positions
and determines that the detected signals are not defect signals so as to filter noise components due to causes other than
the defect when the plurality of flaw detection sensors, which are integrally attached to each other, experience a similar
shift in a Z-axis direction during scanning, the Z-axis direction being a direction perpendicular to a scanning surface of
the inspection object.

US Pat. No. 9,291,378

SIMPLIFIED REFRIGERATION LEAK DETECTION STRUCTURE FOR A TURBO CHILLER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A turbo chiller comprising:
a turbo compressor;
a motor for driving the turbo compressor;
a refrigerant cooling pipe system and a lubricant pipe system connected to the turbo compressor and the motor;
pipe joint groups provided to the pipe systems;
a joint group of replacement components provided to the pipe systems;
an evaporator; and
a condenser,
wherein the evaporator and the condenser are arranged horizontally and in parallel to each other,
wherein a spatial region is provided between the evaporator and the condenser,
wherein an intensive placement region in which the pipe joint groups and the joint group are intensively placed in a part
of the spatial region,

wherein at least one refrigerant detection sensor is arranged at a specified point at which refrigerant that leaks from each
of the joint groups and flows downward is distributed and pools below the intensive placement region,

wherein the pipe systems and the replacement components are arranged in a vertical direction in the intensive placement region,
the joint groups of the pipe systems and the replacement components are respectively arranged on the same vertical lines,
and

in a case where any of the pipe systems and the replacement components are arranged in a horizontal direction, the corresponding
joint groups are also respectively arranged on the same horizontal lines, gutters or trays are respectively arranged below
the joint groups, and the gutters or trays guide the slight amount of refrigerant that leaks from each of the joint groups,
to a position of the refrigerant detection sensor arranged at the pre-identified point.

US Pat. No. 9,268,034

NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL INTEGRITY MONITOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A nuclear reactor fuel integrity monitor comprising:
a ?-ray detector which detects ?-ray of a specific radionuclide of a subject measurement medium of a nuclear reactor;
a sample container which retains the subject measurement medium therein and surrounds the circumference of the ?-ray detector;
a valve that controls an amount of the subject measurement medium to allow to flow into the sample container;
a measurement control device which controls the valve so that a predetermined amount of the subject measurement medium is
introduced into the sample container, and calculates a concentration of the specific radionuclide from ?-ray data per each
unit time detected by the ?-ray detector and a volume of the subject measurement medium introduced into the sample container;
and

an analysis device which detects a concentration of hydrogen or oxygen included in the subject measurement medium; and
a volume control tank which separates a nuclear reactor coolant into a liquid phase and a gas phase, wherein
the sample container is connected to the volume control tank via a gas phase sampling point and obtains the subject measurement
medium from the gas phase in the volume control tank.

US Pat. No. 9,242,745

ORBIT ATTITUDE CONTROL DEVICE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING ORBIT ATTITUDE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An orbit attitude control device, comprising:
a pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure of a combustion chamber to generate a pressure detection value;
a first axis acceleration sensor configured to detect an acceleration in a first axis direction as a first axis acceleration;
a second axis acceleration sensor configured to detect an acceleration in a second axis direction as a second axis acceleration;
a plurality of nozzles respectively having a plurality of valves and configured to emit combustion gas generated in said combustion
chamber through said plurality of valves, whose opening degrees are controlled based on valve opening degree control values,
and wherein said plurality of nozzles comprises a first couple of nozzles respectively having a first couple of valves and
emitting the combustion gas in opposite directions along a first axis and a second couple of nozzles respectively having a
second couple of valves and emitting the combustion gas in opposite directions along a second axis;

a storage section configured to store an inertia model of an object whose orbit is controlled by said first couple of nozzles
and said second couple of nozzles; and

a control section configured to:
calculate a relative thrust force of said first couple of nozzles along the first axis direction as an estimated first axis
thrust force value and a relative thrust force of said second couple of nozzles along the second axis direction as an estimated
second axis thrust force value, based on the inertia model, the pressure detection value, the first axis acceleration, and
the second axis acceleration;

convert valve opening degree command values for said first couple of valves into a first axis thrust force command value and
valve opening degree command values for said second couple of nozzles into a second axis thrust force command value,

calculate a first axis thrust force difference indicating a difference between the estimated first axis thrust force value
and the first axis thrust force command value, and a second axis thrust force difference indicating a difference between the
estimated second axis thrust force value and the second axis thrust force command value,

calculate a first axis valve opening degree difference for said first couple of valves based on the first axis thrust force
difference, and a second axis valve opening degree difference for said second couple of valves based on the second axis thrust
force difference,

estimate a total valve opening degree value of said valves of said first and second couples of valves based on the pressure
detection value,

calculate the valve opening degree correction values which are correction values of the valve degree command values for said
first and second couples of valves, based on the estimated total valve opening degree value, the first axis valve opening
degree difference and the second axis valve opening degree difference,

wherein the valve opening degree correction values comprise pressure dependent correction values which are calculated based
on the estimated total valve opening degree value, and acceleration dependent correction values which are calculated based
on the first axis valve opening degree difference and the second axis valve opening degree difference,

calculate the valve opening degree control values from the valve opening degree command values and the valve opening degree
correction values, and

output the valve opening degree control values to said first and second couples of valves to drive said valves of said first
and second couples of valves based on the valve opening degree control values such that the combustion gas is emitted through
said first and second couples of valves.

US Pat. No. 9,162,316

ELECTRON BEAM WELDING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An electron beam welding method comprising:
forming a first weld bead so as to include a groove provided at butt portions of two base materials, and
forming a second weld bead and a third weld bead having a narrower width than the first weld bead, at predetermined positions
displaced from the groove and centered symmetrically about the butt portions so as to include side portions of the first weld
bead throughout a thickness direction of the base materials, using a lower heat input than that used during formation of the
first weld bead.

US Pat. No. 9,157,449

MULTI-BLADE CENTRIFUGAL FAN AND AIR CONDITIONER USING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A multi-blade centrifugal fan comprising an impeller rotatably disposed in a scroll-shaped casing, the impeller comprising
a disc-shaped hub, a plurality of blades arranged on a periphery of the hub, and an annular shroud disposed at opposite ends
of the blades from the hub, wherein
the blades are curved in a concave shape on a pressure side in a cross-section perpendicular to a rotating shaft of the impeller
and have a curved shape that is backward-swept at a leading edge thereof and that is forward-swept at a trailing edge thereof;

the inner diameter of the cascade of blades increases gradually from the hub toward the shroud, and the diameter of a maximum-curvature
position where the curvature of the curved shape is maximized increases gradually from the hub toward the shroud, and

wherein if the radius of curvature at the leading edge, where the blades are backward-swept, is r1, the radius of curvature at the trailing edge, where the blades are forward-swept, is r2, and the radius of curvature of the maximum-curvature position is r3 in a cross-section perpendicular to the rotating shaft of the impeller, then the radii of curvature r1, r2, and r3 satisfy r3

US Pat. No. 9,121,601

INSERTION-HOLE BLOCKAGE-RATE EVALUATION SYSTEM, INSERTION-HOLE BLOCKAGE-RATE EVALUATION METHOD, AND INSERTION-HOLE BLOCKAGE-RATE EVALUATION PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An insertion-hole blockage-rate evaluation system being applied to a heat exchanger that includes a heat transfer tube
and a plurality of tube support plates, each of the plurality of tube support plates having an insertion hole for inserting
the heat transfer tube, with the insertion hole having a plurality of gaps formed in a circumferential direction of the heat
transfer tube when the heat transfer tube is inserted through the insertion hole into the tube support plate, the insertion-hole
blockage-rate evaluation system comprising:
an inspection device for performing a visual inspection of the gaps;
an inspection means that acquires blockage evaluation values for the gaps;
a processing device including a control unit; and
the control unit being configured to:
with a visual inspection by the inspection device, acquire blockage-rates of the plurality of gaps for the plurality of tube
support plates;

acquire the blockage evaluation values of the plurality of gaps for the plurality of tube support plates based on eddy current
waveforms thereof;

with a relation between each of the blockage-rates for the plurality of tube support plates and each of the blockage evaluation
values for the plurality of tube support plates corresponding to the visual inspection positions, create a base evaluation
curve;

from the base evaluation curve, calculate estimated blockage rates of the gaps;
display elliptical diagrams for the plurality of tube support plates in a three dimensional manner, each elliptical diagram
having a ratio between a long axis and a short axis of each of the tube support plates in a range from 1.0 to 2.0 inclusive;

serially arrange the elliptical diagrams for the plurality of tube support plates so as not to overlap on each other; and
perform an imaging process to color-code each of the elliptical diagrams for the plurality of tube support plates according
to the estimated blockage rates of the gaps and to display the color-coded elliptical diagrams.

US Pat. No. 10,126,028

TURBO CHILLER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A turbo chiller equipped with a shell-and-tube condenser, and a header placed on top of a shell and along a length direction of the shell is installed on a refrigerant inlet of the condenser, and openings communicated with an inside of the shell are formed at least on both end portions of the header in the length direction, which allows high-temperature and high-pressure refrigerant gas from a compressor to be smoothly and evenly distributed to both length-direction end areas in the shell of the condenser through the header.

US Pat. No. 10,119,717

HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM, AND DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COOLING WATER SUPPLY DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A device for controlling a cooling water supply device which includes a cooling tower and supplies cooling water to a condenser of a chiller, comprising:an equipment controller configured to:
acquire a cooling water outlet temperature lower limit setpoint which is determined in accordance with a set temperature for a chilled water outlet in the chiller, from the chiller;
determine a cooling water inlet temperature lower limit setpoint using the cooling water outlet temperature lower limit setpoint and the load of the chiller;
compare a cooling water inlet temperature lower limit value determined from an outside wet-bulb temperature and the cooling water inlet temperature lower limit setpoint, and for setting the higher one as a cooling water inlet temperature setpoint; and
generate a control command for a cooling tower fan and a control command for a cooling water flow rate, so as to match a cooling water inlet temperature and a cooling water outlet temperature respectively with the cooling water inlet temperature setpoint and the cooling water outlet temperature lower limit setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,086,677

VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE, ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR, AND VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A vehicle air conditioning device comprising:a heat pump cycle for heating in which an electric compressor that compresses a refrigerant, a vehicle-cabin-interior condenser, a throttle, and a vehicle-cabin-exterior heat exchanger are connected in the stated order via refrigerant piping;
an inverter for the electric compressor using a power element constituted by a semiconductor device having high thermal resistance;
an accumulator connected between the vehicle-cabin-exterior heat exchanger and the electric compressor; and
a bypass pipe that connects the vehicle-cabin-exterior heat exchanger and the electric compressor bypassing the accumulator;
the inverter being disposed on the electric compressor so that the refrigerant compressed by the electric compressor is able to be heated by the power element, and the power element heating the refrigerant upon heating operation of the heat pump cycle, wherein
the refrigerant does not go through the accumulator and is supplied to the electric compressor from the vehicle-cabin-exterior heat exchanger via the bypass pipe, upon the power element heating the refrigerant.

US Pat. No. 9,429,412

HOLE-SHAPE MEASURING APPARATUS AND HOLE-SHAPE MEASURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A hole-shape measuring apparatus for measuring a shape of a flush bolt hole provided in a target member which includes
a composite material,
wherein the flush bolt hole has
a countersunk head portion which is connected to an opening provided in a principal surface of the target member and has a
shape in which a diameter decreases as a depth from the principal surface increases, and

a constant portion which is connected, at one end, to a bottom portion of the countersunk head portion and connected, at the
other end, to an opening provided in a back surface of the target member and has a constant diameter,

the hole-shape measuring apparatus comprising:
a hole diameter measuring mechanism which measures a diameter of the constant portion; and
a countersunk head depth measuring mechanism which measures a depth of the countersunk head portion where a diameter becomes
a reference diameter determined in advance, as a countersunk head depth,

wherein the hole diameter measuring mechanism has
a hole diameter measuring rod configured so as to be inserted into the constant portion at a tip portion and displaced according
to the diameter of the constant portion, and

a hole diameter measuring sensor which measures the amount of displacement of the hole diameter measuring rod,
the countersunk head depth measuring mechanism has
a countersunk head depth measuring rod configured so as to be inserted into the countersunk head portion at a tip portion
and displaced according to the countersunk head depth, and

a countersunk head depth measuring sensor which measures the amount of displacement of the countersunk head depth measuring
rod, and

the hole diameter measuring rod and the countersunk head depth measuring rod are provided so as to become coaxial.

US Pat. No. 9,421,491

CO2 RECOVERY APPARATUS AND CO2 RECOVERY METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

5. A CO2 recovery method for using a CO2 absorption tower for removing CO2 by bringing a CO2-containing exhaust gas and a CO2 absorbing liquid into contact with each other so as to remove CO2 and an absorbing liquid regeneration tower for regenerating the CO2 absorbing liquid by separating CO2 from the CO2 absorbing liquid absorbing CO2 so as to reuse a lean solution from which CO2 has been removed in the absorbing liquid regeneration tower in the CO2 absorption tower,
the CO2 recovery method comprising:

downstream of the CO2 absorption tower, cooling a CO2-removed exhaust gas with a washing liquid and recovering the CO2 absorbing liquid accompanied by CO2-removed exhaust gas;

supplying the washing liquid containing CO2 absorbing liquid recovered in a water washing portion to a side of a top of the water washing portion so as to circulate and
wash the washing liquid;

extracting a part of the washing liquid containing the CO2 absorbing liquid as an extracted liquid;

concentrating the CO2 absorbing liquid contained in the extracted liquid as a concentrated liquid;

separating a CO2 gas accompanied by water vapor from the absorbing the absorbing liquid regeneration tower so as to produce a condensed water;
and

feeding the concentrated liquid directly to an upper portion of the absorbing liquid regeneration tower.

US Pat. No. 9,321,372

GUIDE TRACK FOR TRACK-BASED VEHICLE, AND TRAFFIC SYSTEM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A guide track for a track-based vehicle that guides the track-based vehicle to follow a predetermined traveling course
by causing a pair of guide wheels provided in the track-based vehicle to roll, the guide track comprising:
a track main body having a guide groove opened upward in which the pair of guide wheels is to be inserted, the track main
body being formed with a pair of guide surfaces which oppose each other in a width direction, the pair of guide surfaces being
configured to cause each of the pair of guide wheels to roll along a corresponding one of the guide surfaces;

a conductor rail that is placed on at least one side of the outside of the track main body in the width direction to perform
contact electricity supply by pressing against a power collection shoe of a power collector of the track-based vehicle outwardly
in the width direction;

a support portion that is formed of an insulation material and extends along a direction including a horizontal component
from a side of the track main body to support the conductor rail with respect to the track main body; and

a protection member in the form of an insulation cover plate attached to a top surface of the track main body above an upper
part of the conductor rail in a vertical direction, and provided in parallel to the conductor rail and in parallel to a pressing
direction of the power collection shoe so as to prevent a short circuit due to contact with the conductor rail in the vertical
direction,

wherein the conductor rail is supported by the support portion such that the conductor rail extends outward of the support
portion in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 9,316,185

INTAKE AIR COOLING APPARATUS FOR STATIONARY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An intake air cooling apparatus for a stationary internal combustion engine in which a turbo charger is provided in an
intake air passage and an exhaust gas passage, comprising:
a first intake air cooler provided in the intake air passage on an upstream side of a compressor forming the turbo charger
in order to perform primary cooling on intake air;

a second intake air cooler for performing secondary cooling on the intake air on an outlet side of the compressor after the
intake air is compressed and heated by the compressor;

an absorption chiller that uses heat possessed by exhaust gas from the stationary internal combustion engine as a heat source
and supplies cooling water for cooling the intake air to the first intake air cooler and the second intake air cooler; and

a heat exchanger that cools cooling water by performing heat exchange between the cooling water and outside air and supplies
the cooling water to the absorption chiller as a cold source,

wherein intake air supplied to a combustion chamber of the stationary internal combustion engine is cooled by the first intake
air cooler and the second intake air cooler.

US Pat. No. 9,233,337

CO2 RECOVERY DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A CO2 recovery unit comprising:
an absorbing tower that allows absorbing liquid to absorb CO2 in exhaust gas; and

a regeneration tower that allows the absorbing liquid that absorbed CO2 in the absorbing tower to discharge CO2,

wherein the absorbing liquid that discharged CO2 in the regeneration tower is reused in the absorbing tower,

wherein the regeneration tower includes:
a first regeneration portion having a first packing layer in which the absorbing liquid that has absorbed CO2 comes in contact with steam to heat the absorbing liquid and a first tray portion that stores the absorbing liquid that has
passed the first packing layer;

a second regeneration portion provided below the first regeneration portion and having a second tray portion, a second packing
layer in which the absorbing liquid that has passed the first regeneration portion comes in contact with steam to heat the
absorbing liquid, and a liquid dispersion portion that supplies the second packing layer with the absorbing liquid that has
passed the first regeneration portion;

a first supply pipe that connects the first tray portion and the liquid dispersion portion to supply the absorbing liquid
stored in the first tray portion to the liquid dispersion portion;

a second supply pipe that connects the second tray portion and a part below the second tray portion to supply the absorbing
liquid stored in the second tray portion to the part below the second tray portion; and

a reboiler that is provided on the second supply pipe and that is adapted to produce steam by heating the absorbing liquid;
and

a heating portion is adapted to produce gaseous CO2 and steam by heating the absorbing liquid,
wherein the first supply pipe includes the heating portion that heats the absorbing liquid to circulate the absorbing liquid
using a density difference between the absorbing liquid flowing before the heating portion and the absorbing liquid flowing
after the heating portion as a driving force, and

wherein the driving force for circulating the absorbing liquid is generated by the gaseous CO2 and steam generated from the
absorbing liquid in the heating portion.

US Pat. No. 9,219,381

CHARGING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A charging system comprising:
a power generating unit generating electric power using natural energy;
a control unit controlling an operation of the charging system;
a plurality of secondary battery packs being charged with the electric power generated by the power generating unit; and
a control power source selecting the secondary battery pack as a power source to be used for the operation control of the
control unit, wherein

the control power source selecting unit selects the secondary battery pack as the power source to be used for the operation
control on the basis of the state of charges of the plurality of secondary battery packs,

the control power source selecting unit selects the secondary battery pack of which the state of charge is the lowest out
of the secondary battery packs of which the state of charge is equal to or more than a lower threshold value of the state
of charge as the secondary battery pack of the power source to be used for the operation control,

the control unit determines whether a predetermined time interval passes after the secondary battery pack is selected,
when it is determined that the predetermined time interval has passed, the control power source selecting unit selects again
the secondary battery pack,

in the selection after the predetermined time interval has passed, among the plurality of secondary battery packs, of which
the state of charge is the lowest out of the secondary battery packs of which the state of charge is equal to or more than
a lower threshold value of the state of charge as the secondary battery pack of the power source to be used for the operation
control, and when a new secondary battery pack is selected in the selection, the newly selected secondary battery pack is
connected to the control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,175,889

HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat source system comprising:
a chilled-water main control heat pump having a lower-stage evaporator that cools chilled water by a vaporization heat of
refrigerant and a lower-stage condenser that dissipates a condensation heat of the refrigerant into cooling water, and outputting
the chilled water cooled in the lower-stage evaporator to a first external load;

a hot-water main control heat pump having a higher-stage evaporator that evaporates the refrigerant with heat provided from
medium-temperature water that has been heated with exhaust heat from the lower-stage condenser and a higher-stage condenser
that heats high-temperature water with the condensation heat of the refrigerant, and outputting the high-temperature water
heated in the higher-stage condenser to a second external load;

a lower-stage control unit that controls an operation of the chilled-water main control heat pump;
a higher-stage control unit that controls an operation of the hot-water main control heat pump;
a cooling tower that cools the cooling water by sprinkling the cooling water into outside air; and
a cooling-water-temperature adjusting unit that is provided at the cooling tower and that adjusts a cooling-water temperature,
wherein the lower-stage control unit sets a lower temperature limit of the cooling water on a basis of a set temperature of
the high-temperature water that is sent from the high-stage control unit,

wherein, when a percentage of a thermal load of the chilled-water main control heat pump relative to a thermal load of the
hot-water main control heat pump is larger than a predetermined value, the lower-stage control unit sends a value of a lower
limit of cooling-water temperature is used as a set temperature of the cooling-water to the cooling-water-temperature adjusting
unit, and

wherein the cooling-water-temperature adjusting unit is configured to control temperature of the cooling-water circulating
in the cooling tower so as to satisfy the lower temperature limit.

US Pat. No. 9,138,728

CATALYST FOR FORMING CARBON NANOTUBES

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A catalyst for forming carbon nanotubes, comprising:
a carrier including MgO; and
a metal catalyst supported by the carrier,
wherein a proportion of the MgO in the carrier is equal to 99 mass % or higher.

US Pat. No. 10,139,815

CHILLER CONTROL DEVICE, CHILLER, AND CHILLER DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A chiller control device included in a chiller, the chiller control device comprising:storage means for storing operation data which is detected at each site in a chiller;
compression means for converting, when the size of the operation data accumulated in the storage means over time increases, the operation data each time a condition corresponding to the type of the operation data is met, and compressing the data size; and
state evaluation means for evaluating the state of the chiller on the basis of the operation data which is converted by the compression means.

US Pat. No. 10,055,980

OPERATING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, OPERATING MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An operating management system comprising:on-board units that are to be mounted on a plurality of vehicles and are configured to be capable of acquiring travel information which includes positional information on each vehicle; and
an operating management apparatus that includes
a travel-information acquisition unit which acquires the travel information from each of the on-board units of the plurality of vehicles, and
an evaluation unit which evaluates a driving technique of each driver of the vehicles, based on relative operating states regarding the plurality of vehicles specified based on the travel information and proper operating states predetermined per a location or section on a travel route of the plurality of vehicles.

US Pat. No. 9,957,970

DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING COOLING TOWERS, AND HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A cooling tower control device that controls a heat source system including a plurality of cooling towers connected in parallel to a common chiller, comprising:a processing device and a computer readable non-transitory recording medium that stores a program that causes the processing device to:
start fans of all the cooling towers irrespective of a cooling capacity required for the cooling towers as a whole at a start of the heat source system.

US Pat. No. 9,821,498

INJECTION MOLDING METHOD AND INJECTION MOLDING DEVICE

U-MHI PLATECH CO., LTD., ...

1. An injection molding method which includes a cylinder having a discharge nozzle formed on a front side thereof, a single
axis screw provided to be rotatable in the cylinder, and a fiber-supplying device for filling the cylinder with reinforcing
fiber, and performs injection molding while separately supplying the reinforcing fiber and a resin starting material and supplying
the reinforcing fiber on a side closer to the front side than the resin starting material, the method comprising:
a plasticization process of allowing the screw to retract while rotating the screw in a normal direction to melt the resin
starting material and kneading the reinforcing fiber with the melted resin starting material, thereby obtaining a predetermined
amount of a kneaded product; and

an injection process of discharging the kneaded product from the discharge nozzle by allowing the screw to advance,
wherein the reinforcing fiber is supplied into the cylinder in the injection process,
wherein the screw is rotated in the normal direction or is rotated in a reverse direction in the injection process,
wherein the cylinder is provided with a vent hole which penetrates through a body of the cylinder from an outer peripheral
surface to an inner peripheral surface thereof in order to supply the reinforcing fiber from the side closer to the front
side than the resin starting material, and

and wherein, in the injection process, a reverse rotational velocity of the screw is set so that movement of the flight of
the screw in a projection region of the vent hole is equal to or smaller than one lead length of the flight.

US Pat. No. 9,732,753

SCROLL COMPRESSOR WITH INCLINED SURFACES ON THE STEPPED PORTIONS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A scroll compressor comprising:
stepped portions provided at arbitrary positions along spiral directions of top and bottom lands of spiral wraps of a stationary
scroll and a turning scroll;

the heights of the spiral wraps on an outer peripheral side are larger than the heights of the spiral wraps on an inner peripheral
side with the stepped portions as boundaries,

wherein inclined surfaces of which the heights are gradually reduced toward the respective stepped portions are formed in
a range of 2? to 3?, in which ? denotes a turning radius of the turning scroll, at:

(1) any one or both of inner peripheral end portions of the high top lands of the spiral wraps of both the scrolls and inner
peripheral end portions of the low bottom lands of the spiral wraps of the opposite scrolls corresponding to the inner peripheral
end portions, and

(2) any one or both of outer peripheral end portions of the high bottom lands of the spiral wraps of both the scrolls and
outer peripheral end portions of the low top lands of the spiral wraps of the opposite scrolls corresponding to the outer
peripheral end portions, on the stepped portions of the top and bottom lands of the spiral wraps of both the scrolls.