Patents by Inventor Akiko IMAISHI

Akiko IMAISHI has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190023281
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control device for controlling the motion of a vehicle, the device including: an operation detecting unit for detecting an operation on a vehicle; an information presenting unit for presenting pre-notification information for pre-notifying the motion accompanying the operation detected by the operation detecting unit to the outside of the vehicle; and a motion control unit for controlling the motion accompanying the operation detected by the operation detecting unit. This allows for preventing occurrence of a dangerous situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsaku FUKUTAKA, Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI
  • Publication number: 20190016257
    Abstract: A vehicle state determining unit (1) for determining a state of a vehicle, a display data output unit (7) for outputting display data for displaying information indicating the state of the vehicle determined by the vehicle state determining unit (1), and an information displaying unit (10) for determining display time of the information from the state of the vehicle determined by the vehicle state determining unit (1) and displaying the information to the outside of the vehicle in accordance with the display data output from the display data output unit (7) during the display time, in which the information displaying unit (10) is configured to switch a display method of the information in accordance with the display time. Thus, a degree of information transmission may be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI, Shinsaku FUKUTAKA
  • Publication number: 20190012075
    Abstract: A display control unit determines, in a case of determining that a part of a character string acquired by a character string acquiring unit cannot be displayed along a curve indicated by curve information acquired by a curve information acquiring unit because the length of the curve is short, a shape of an extended part of the curve from a shape of the curve indicated by the curve information acquired by the curve information acquiring unit, extends the curve, and generates display information for displaying the part of the character string along the curve of the extended part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato HIRAI, Akiko IMAISHI
  • Publication number: 20190009714
    Abstract: A vehicle state determination unit for determining a state of a vehicle, a display data output unit for outputting display data for displaying information indicating the state of the vehicle determined by the vehicle state determination unit, and an information displaying unit for displaying information to the outside of the vehicle in accordance with the display data output from the display data output unit are provided, in which the information displaying unit is configured to switch a display method of the information in accordance with an environment of the vehicle. By this, a degree of information transmission may be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI, Shinsaku FUKUTAKA
  • Publication number: 20190001818
    Abstract: A vehicle state determining unit (1) for determining a state of a vehicle and a display data selecting unit (5) for selecting display data corresponding to the state of the vehicle determined by the vehicle state determining unit (1) out of a plurality of display data for displaying information presented to the outside of the vehicle are provided, and an information displaying unit (8) is configured to display the information to the outside of the vehicle in accordance with the display data selected by the display data selecting unit (5). As a result, it is possible to select and display information contributing to driving safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI
  • Patent number: 10065557
    Abstract: A rear-road surface illumination apparatus is provided which includes: an avoidance determiner 30 to determine whether to provide a display to induce a following vehicle to avoid a vehicle, on the basis of vehicle information; and a controller 9 to cause an illumination light 10 to illuminate a rear road surface with light having illumination information that induces the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle when the avoidance determiner 30 determines to provide a display to induce the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle. Therefore, the rear-road surface illumination apparatus can indicate the existence of the vehicle to the following vehicle, to give the existence of the vehicle prominence, and can also make it easy to notify the driver of the following vehicle about what the driver of the vehicle desires the driver of the following vehicle to do.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Imaishi, Masami Aikawa, Masato Hirai, Reiko Sakata, Hidebumi Arai, Kei Kasuga, Yumiko Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20180005604
    Abstract: An input display device includes: a processor to execute a program; and a memory to store the program which, when executed by the processor, results in performance of steps including: receiving an input of a track by a receiving unit; generating a track image showing the track; acquiring a character string; and displaying the character string acquired in the acquiring to be superimposed on the track image. When the character string is acquired in the acquiring before the track image is generated, the displaying the character string is stood by.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato HIRAI, Akiko IMAISHI, Yoshimichi UMEKI, Tsutomu MATSUBARA, Naoki TSURU, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Takanori HIKIMA, Takashi YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170267167
    Abstract: Because a road surface illumination apparatus is configured so as to include a vehicle state detector 3 configured to detect the traveling direction of a vehicle on the basis of vehicle information acquired by a vehicle information acquisition unit 2, and an illumination pattern selector 4 to select an illumination pattern expressing the traveling direction detected by the vehicle state detector 3 from among illumination patterns held therein and provided for traveling directions, and to cause an illumination device 7 to illuminate at least a road surface in a direction different from the traveling direction with the selected illumination pattern, the road surface illumination apparatus can provide a notification of the traveling direction of the vehicle intuitively to persons outside the vehicle who are existing in the direction other than the traveling direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Masato HIRAI, Akiko IMAISHI, Masami AIKAWA, Kei KASUGA, Hidebumi ARAI, Yumiko OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20170259734
    Abstract: A rear-road surface illumination apparatus is provided which includes: an avoidance determiner 30 to determine whether to provide a display to induce a following vehicle to avoid a vehicle, on the basis of vehicle information; and a controller 9 to cause an illumination light 10 to illuminate a rear road surface with light having illumination information that induces the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle when the avoidance determiner 30 determines to provide a display to induce the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle. Therefore, the rear-road surface illumination apparatus can indicate the existence of the vehicle to the following vehicle, to give the existence of the vehicle prominence, and can also make it easy to notify the driver of the following vehicle about what the driver of the vehicle desires the driver of the following vehicle to do.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko IMAISHI, Masami AIKAWA, Masato HIRAI, Reiko SAKATA, Hidebumi ARAI, Kei KASUGA, Yumiko OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20170203685
    Abstract: Because a road surface illumination apparatus is configured so as to include a vehicle motion predictor 2 to predict the motion which a vehicle is going to perform from now on in accordance with vehicle information acquired by a vehicle information acquisition unit 1, and a light animation setting unit 3 to set a light animation expressing the motion predicted by the vehicle motion predictor 2, and to cause an illumination device 4 to illuminate a road surface with the animation before the vehicle performs the motion, the road surface illumination apparatus can intuitively notify the motion which the vehicle is going to perform from now on to persons outside the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato HIRAI, Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI, Masami AIKAWA, Kei KASUGA, Hidebumi ARAI, Yumiko OCHIAI
  • Patent number: D795909
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Hirai, Akiko Imaishi
  • Patent number: D795910
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Hirai, Akiko Imaishi
  • Patent number: D797136
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Hirai, Akiko Imaishi
  • Patent number: D797140
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Hirai, Akiko Imaishi
  • Patent number: D868106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Imaishi, Shinsaku Fukutaka
  • Patent number: D868109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Imaishi, Shinsaku Fukutaka
  • Patent number: D868110
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Imaishi, Shinsaku Fukutaka
  • Patent number: D869697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Kasuga, Tsutomu Matsubara, Munetaka Nishihira, Reiko Sakata, Shinsaku Fukutaka, Akiko Imaishi
  • Patent number: D869698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Kasuga, Tsutomu Matsubara, Munetaka Nishihira, Reiko Sakata, Shinsaku Fukutaka, Akiko Imaishi