Intellectual property


The Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII) organizes the National Commendation for Invention, through which it commends inventions that contribute to the progress of science and technology and the development of industry. Through this commendation system, the Mitsubishi Electric Group won an Imperial Invention Prize for its data encoding systems (information security technology) in fiscal 2004 and a 21st Century Invention Prize for its ozone generation technology in fiscal 2006. The following table shows JIII prizes that the Mitsubishi Electric Group has received for inventions and creations that were highly acclaimed by third parties, including the aforementioned awards.

Fiscal Year Prize Patent/Design Number Name of Invention/Creation
2018 The Invention Prize 1498415 Design of interior-oriented air conditioner
2017 The Prize of Commissioner of Japan Patent Office 4552848 Invention of variable-shape mirror for improving laser via drilling accuracy
The Asahi Shimbun Prize 5592688 Rotor eccentricity estimation method and rotor eccentricity presumption system for rotating electrical machines
2016 The Prize of the Chairman of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) 1517372 Simple and compact turbine generator design
The Invention Prize 4671772 Gasoline Vapor Liquefied Collection System at a Gas Station
2012 The Invention Prize 3693932 Dynamic Bandwidth Assignment Scheme on PON (Passive Optical Network)
2010 The Invention Prize 3661454 Frame compliant mechanism for compressors
2009 The 21st Century Encouragement of Invention Prize 3887007 Gradationally controlled voltage inverter technology
The Prize of the Chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry 3245087 Electric discharge machine control technology
2007 The Prize of the Chairman of HATSUMEI KYOKAI (JIII) 3361765 Environmentally friendly technique of replacing air conditioners using existing piping
2006 The 21st Century Invention Prize 3545257 Technology to efficiently generate high-concentration ozone (ozone generation technology)
The Invention Prize 3432468 Color conversion technology
The Invention Prize 3223723 Wire electric discharge machine processing technology
2005 The Invention Prize 2643459 Power device drive and protection technology
2004 The Imperial Invention Prize 3035358 Data encoding systems (information security technology)