Patents Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
  • Publication number: 20240227560
    Abstract: A light emission device is installed in a vehicle capable of changing a degree of involvement of a driver in surroundings monitoring during driving. A light emitter is configured to be located in a gaze stable field of view of the driver when an information display device is located in an effective field of view of the driver. The information display device is disposed on a side of a steering device in the mobile entity. The light emitter is configured to emit light in a manner according to the degree of involvement of the driver in the surroundings monitoring during driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Aya KIMURA
  • Patent number: 12031626
    Abstract: There is provided a shift device including: a shift body configured to be moved by being pivoted or slid to change a shift position; and a locking mechanism provided with a lock member, the lock member being displaced from one side of a movement direction of the shift body to lock movement of the shift body from a predetermined shift position toward both sides in the movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Hirofumi Ide, Yoshihiro Noda, Kazuhiro Saito, Masao Ando
  • Patent number: 12035215
    Abstract: There is provided a communication device comprising: a BLE communication section configured to perform BLE communication with another communication device different from the communication device, the BLE communication being wireless communication conforming to BLE communication standards; a UWB communication section configured to perform UWB communication with the another communication device, the UWB communication being wireless communication conforming to UWB communication standards; and a control section configured to control the BLE communication of the BLE communication section and the UWB communication of the UWB communication section, wherein the control section performs control to start the UWB communication based on a response signal transmitted by one of the BLE communication section and the another communication device as a response to a request signal transmitted by other one of the BLE communication section and the another communication device during the BLE communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yutaka Kubo, Tadashi Fukagai, Masateru Furuta, Yuki Kono
  • Patent number: 12030426
    Abstract: A lever operation device includes an operation lever which rotates integrally with a steering wheel of a vehicle and receives operations at least in upward and downward directions and around which a predetermined region is set so as to prevent the operation lever from contacting with a leg of a user seated in a driver's seat when the steering wheel is rotated to a maximum steering angle, and an operation portion that is arranged on the operation lever so as not to be located out of the region and includes plural operating positions each assigned an executable function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Sato, Nobuyuki Ishigure, Tadashi Usuya, Akio Nishiyama, Masahiro Kato, Shinji Hara, Takayuki Aoki, Ryusuke Ohta, Toshihiko Kosugi, Shinji Matsubara
  • Patent number: 12024116
    Abstract: In this buckle device, a base end portion of a belt is folded back on itself to form a ring-shaped portion, and the belt is wound onto a spool in a state in which the ring-shaped portion of the belt has been inserted through an insertion hole in the spool. This enables a winding radius of the belt to be increased by the base end portion of the belt and enables a load at which the belt is permitted to be pulled out to be reduced, when the belt is pulled out from the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Ryuji Yamaguchi, Yoshio Mizuno
  • Patent number: 12024125
    Abstract: A control device including a control section configured to cause a ranging process of measuring a distance between communication devices to be executed a designated number of times, and control a subsequent process that is a process of using a ranging value that satisfies a designated allowable value, on a basis of whether or not at least any of a plurality of ranging values that have been acquired satisfies the designated allowable value. The control section controls start of the subsequent process when the ranging value that satisfies the designated allowable value is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yuki Kono, Shigenori Nitta, Masateru Furuta, Yosuke Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20240214806
    Abstract: A control device comprising, a control section configured to control an authentication process of performing a process related to device authentication together with at least one communication device on a basis of information included in a signal received through wireless communication with the communication device, wherein the control section performs control in such a manner that a signal including authentication information that is information to be used for the authentication process is transmitted to the communication device through the wireless communication, the authentication information varying depending on signal types, which are types of roles of signals to be transmitted to the communication device in the authentication process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2024
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yosuke OHASHI, Masateru FURUTA, Yuki KONO, Shigenori NITTA
  • Patent number: 12022424
    Abstract: A position detection system includes a measurement unit that obtains a measurement value related to transmission and reception of radio waves from when the radio waves are transmitted from one of first and second communication devices to the other one of the first and second communication devices to when the one of the first and second communication devices receives a response to the radio waves to detect a positional relationship of the first and second communication devices. The measurement unit obtains multiple measurement values by performing communication to obtain the measurement value a multiple number of times in which a parameter of the communication is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kenichi Koga, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Takahiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 12022355
    Abstract: To provide a novel and improved control device and storage medium capable of performing control based on a positional relation with higher accuracy. A control device includes a control unit configured to perform control based on a presence area of a second communication device estimated using signals transmitted and received between a first communication device and the second communication device. The control unit performs control based on a presence area estimated most often among a plurality of presence areas estimated from signals transmitted and received a plurality of times during a certain time length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiki Oishi, Kenichi Koga, Tatsuya Koike, Satoshi Mori, Kento Kataoka
  • Patent number: 12022175
    Abstract: A glass cover is disposed in front of a side camera. The glass cover covers a lens while allowing light to pass through. The glass cover includes an outside-of-viewing-angle portion disposed outside an angle of view of the side camera. Moreover, a nozzle positioned outside the angle of view of the side camera is provided on the opposite side of the glass cover to the lens so as to be disposed facing the outside-of-viewing-angle portion, and is configured to jet air toward the glass cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Toshiya Ito, Ryusuke Sadamatsu
  • Patent number: 12014112
    Abstract: A control device including a control section configured to cause a sound output section to output sound in a case where it is determined that an operation is performed on an input section by a target object coming into contact with a contact region, the input section having the contact region touched by the target object, wherein the control section adjusts a loudness peak as a control parameter for performing control in such a manner that the sound output section outputs the sound, the loudness peak being a maximum value of loudness indicating intensity of the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohnishi, Fumiaki Hirose, Yuma Nakai
  • Patent number: 12003962
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a novel and improved communication system and communication device that make it possible to reduce an amount of time from when communication with an external device is completed to when communication data corresponding to a communication result is output to another device. [Solution] Provided is a communication system including: a communication device configured to transmit a selection solution that is selected depending on a result of first communication with an external device; and a control device configured to receive the selection solution from the communication device through second communication between the communication device and a communication partner that is different from the external device serving as a communication partner in the first communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yosuke Ohashi, Masateru Furuta
  • Patent number: 12001759
    Abstract: An operation device includes a housing arranged on a center cluster located diagonally in front of a driver seat and a passenger seat of a vehicle, a left-side operation unit and a right-side operation unit arranged on a right side and a left side, respectively, of a front surface of the housing to receive an operation, a left-side operation detection unit and a right-side operation detection unit to detect an operation performed on the left-side operation unit and the right-side operation unit, respectively, a substrate on which the left-side and right-side operation detection units are arranged, and an output unit that outputs a sound in response to a received operation and is arranged on the substrate so as to be located between the left-side operation detection unit and the right-side operation detection unit at a position to equalize distances from the driver seat and the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Itaru Watanabe, Takao Imai
  • Patent number: 11995163
    Abstract: A biometric information authentication device includes a control unit to, during biometric authentication by comparing biometric information of a user read by a biometric information sensor to preliminarily registered biometric information of a registered person, issue a notification to encourage the user to register different biometric information when a predetermined condition for determining that a biometric authentication after a current biometric authentication is highly likely to fail is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rijin Owaki, Yosuke Ohashi, Takahiko Ando, Yuya Goto, Yasuhisa Ohta, Naoyuki Takada, Daisuke Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11987205
    Abstract: In this buckle device, when a second wind of a belt is pulled out from a spool, a load at which the belt is permitted to be pulled out is small, whereas slide resistance of the belt with respect to a slide face is large. When a first wind of the belt is then pulled out from the spool, the belt pull-out permitting load is large, whereas the slide resistance of the belt with respect to the slide face is small. This enables variation in a load at which extending of a buckle body is permitted to be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Ryuji Yamaguchi, Yoshio Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20240160289
    Abstract: To provide a control device and a program capable of presenting vibration for improving a feeling of presence. A control device includes a control unit that performs processing of outputting a vibration control signal for controlling generation of vibration to a vibration generation unit, the vibration control signal being generated by combining a vibration waveform for compensating vibration by a sound signal with the sound signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Mayu MYOKAN, Takeshi OHNISHI, Masahiro WASAI, Keita NAKANE
  • Patent number: 11977698
    Abstract: A control device including a control section configured to cause a sound output section to output sound in a case where it is determined that an operation is performed on an input section by a target object coming into contact with a contact region, the input section having the contact region touched by the target object, wherein the control section adjusts a sharpness peak as a control parameter for performing control in such a manner that the sound output section outputs the sound, the sharpness peak being a maximum value of sharpness indicating sharpness of the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohnishi, Fumiaki Hirose, Yuma Nakai
  • Patent number: 11979930
    Abstract: Power consumption required for UWB communication is effectively suppressed. A control device includes: at least one BLE communication section configured to perform BLE communication with another communication device, the BLE communication being wireless communication compliant with BLE communication standards; at least one UWB communication section configured to perform UWB communication with the another communication device, the UWB communication being wireless communication compliant with UWB communication standards; and a control section configured to control the BLE communication of the BLE communication section and the UWB communication of the UWB communication section, and the control section performs control to start the UWB communication in a case where the BLE communication has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuki Naiki, Kenichi Koga
  • Publication number: 20240140464
    Abstract: A control device is configured to control a light emitter installed in a steering device of a vehicle capable of traveling with a manual driving mode and a self-driving mode. A reception interface is configured to receive a first transition information relating to a transition from a manual driving mode to a self-driving mode in the vehicle, and a second transition information related to a transition from the self-driving mode to the manual driving mode in the vehicle. A processor is configured to cause, based on the first transition information, the light emitter to emit light in a first manner, and to cause, based on the second transition information, the light emitter to emit light in a second manner different from the first manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Masaki HYODO
  • Patent number: 11974125
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a control device and control method that make it possible to perform an inter-device authentication process more certainly and improve security. Provided is a control device including: a control section configured to control an authentication process of performing a process related to device authentication together with at least one communication device on a basis of information included in a signal received through wireless communication with the communication device. The control section performs control in such a manner that authentication information is changed for each process group in which the authentication process is repeated more than once, the authentication information being information to be used for the authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yosuke Ohashi, Masateru Furuta, Yuki Kono, Shigenori Nitta