US Pat. No. 10,893,610

SWITCHING DEVICE DRIVING UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corno...

10. A switching device driving unit comprising:a circuit board which has a circuit pattern;
a semiconductor switching element which is connected with the circuit board and is composed of wideband gap semiconductor;
a cooling device which cools the semiconductor switching element and is electrically insulated from the semiconductor switching element; and
a driver which drives the semiconductor switching element,
wherein the driver is surface mounted on a second face of the circuit board, which opposes a first face of the circuit board on which the cooling device is disposed, and is electrically insulated from the cooling device,
wherein the semiconductor switching element has a main body portion of plate like shape and a lead which extends in a linear fashion from a side face of the main body portion, and
the lead is inserted from the first face side into a through hole which penetrates the circuit board, and is attached to the circuit board, and
the main body portion extends in a normal direction of the first face, at the first face side of the circuit board, and
the cooling device is attached to one side cooling surface of the main body portion,
a protruding portion of the lead which protrudes from the through hole to the second face side is connected to a terminal of the driver via a connection pattern provided in the second face.

US Pat. No. 10,869,399

ELECTRIC DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corno...

1. An electric device in which a board-in connector for wire-to-board connection is disposed at an end of a harness for electrical connection, and a terminal of the board-in connector is soldered and fixed to a terminal in a control board,the electric device comprising a connector holder fixed to a housing together with the control board, wherein
the connector holder includes a fixation portion to fix the board-in connector to the connector holder, and a holding portion to hold and fix the harness.

US Pat. No. 10,885,355

OBJECT DETECTION DEVICE AND OBJECT DETECTION METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corno...

5. An object detection method, comprising:a first step of acquiring detection information containing a reliability for each object serving as a detection target for every detection period via a detector configured to output the detection information;
a second step of:
incrementing a detection count for each object;
calculating, for each object, a sum of latest N reliabilities in the detection period, which are contained in the detection information; and
determining, as a normally recognized object, an object for which the sum is equal to or larger than a first threshold value, which is set in advance depending on the detection count; and
a third step of outputting, as normally detected object information, detection information on an object determined to be the normally recognized object in the first step among objects contained in the detection information.

US Pat. No. 10,878,700

SURROUNDING AREA MONITORING APPARATUS AND SURROUNDING AREA MONITORING METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corno...

1. A surrounding area monitoring apparatus comprising:a microcomputer comprising:
a vehicle position acquirer to acquire positional information of a first vehicle;
a visual field range acquirer to acquire first visual field range information of the first vehicle;
a first communicator to transmit the acquired positional information of the first vehicle and the acquired first visual field range information of the first vehicle to at least one second vehicle around the first vehicle;
a second communicator to receive, from the at least one second vehicle, positional information of the at least one second vehicle and second visual field range information of the at least one second vehicle;
a decider to decide whether the first vehicle is outside a dynamic visual field range of the at least one second vehicle or not, based on the acquired positional information of the first vehicle, the positional information of the at least one second vehicle that is received from the at least one second vehicle, and the second visual field range information of the at least one second vehicle that is received from the at least one second vehicle; and
a notification controller to instruct a notification device to output notification information for guiding the first vehicle into the dynamic visual field range of a driver of the at least one second vehicle when the decider decides that the first vehicle is outside the dynamic visual field range of the driver of the at least one second vehicle.