Patents by Inventor Akiko SUGIYAMA

Akiko SUGIYAMA 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).

  • Patent number: 11313691
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, for a vehicle, includes a skill level acquiring unit, a vehicle position information acquiring unit, and a map acquiring generating unit. The skill level acquiring unit is configured to acquire driving skill levels of respective drivers of a plurality of vehicles. The vehicle position information acquiring unit is configured to acquire pieces of position information of the vehicles. The map acquiring generating unit is configured to acquire map information on the basis of the driving skill levels acquired by the skill level acquiring unit and the pieces of position information acquired by the vehicle position information acquiring unit. The map information indicates presence of the vehicles on a road map in accordance with the respective driving skill levels of the drivers of the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sumikawa, Takeshi Torii, Noeru Sato, Akiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11256928
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus, for a vehicle, includes a skill level determining unit, a driving load determining unit, and an information provision controller. The skill level determining unit is configured to determine a driving skill level of a driver of the vehicle when the vehicle is traveling. The driving load determining unit is configured to determine a driving load on the driver. The information provision controller is configured to control provision of information to the driver on the basis of the driving skill level and the driving load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noeru Sato, Takeshi Torii, Ryuichi Sumikawa, Akiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11170637
    Abstract: A notification device is to mounted on a vehicle and notifies a preceding person who precedes the vehicle of a presence of the vehicle during automatic traveling. The notification device includes an imaging unit configured to image the preceding person, an estimating unit configured to estimate at least characteristics of the preceding person imaged by the imaging unit, a determining unit configured to determine a notification mode for the preceding person based on an estimation result by the estimating unit, and a notification controller configured to operate a notifying unit configured to notify the preceding person of the presence of the vehicle, based on the notification mode determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei Kanemitsu, Tsubasa Ono, Akiko Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20210082282
    Abstract: A notification device is to mounted on a vehicle and notifies a preceding person who precedes the vehicle of a presence of the vehicle during automatic traveling. The notification device includes an imaging unit configured to image the preceding person, an estimating unit configured to estimate at least characteristics of the preceding person imaged by the imaging unit, a determining unit configured to determine a notification mode for the preceding person based on an estimation result by the estimating unit, and a notification controller configured to operate a notifying unit configured to notify the preceding person of the presence of the vehicle, based on the notification mode determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei KANEMITSU, Tsubasa ONO, Akiko SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200282989
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes a skill level acquiring unit and an inter-vehicle distance controller. The skill level acquiring unit is configured to acquire a driving skill level of a driver of a first vehicle other than a second vehicle. The second vehicle is an own vehicle. The inter-vehicle distance controller is configured to control an inter-vehicle distance from the first vehicle to the second vehicle on the basis of the driving skill level acquired by the skill level acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko SUGIYAMA, Takeshi TORII, Ryuichi SUMIKAWA, Noeru SATO
  • Publication number: 20200285865
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus, for a vehicle, includes a skill level determining unit, a driving load determining unit, and an information provision controller. The skill level determining unit is configured to determine a driving skill level of a driver of the vehicle when the vehicle is traveling. The driving load determining unit is configured to determine a driving load on the driver. The information provision controller is configured to control provision of information to the driver on the basis of the driving skill level and the driving load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noeru SATO, Takeshi TORII, Ryuichi SUMIKAWA, Akiko SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200284603
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, for a vehicle, includes a skill level acquiring unit, a vehicle position information acquiring unit, and a map acquiring generating unit. The skill level acquiring unit is configured to acquire driving skill levels of respective drivers of a plurality of vehicles. The vehicle position information acquiring unit is configured to acquire pieces of position information of the vehicles. The map acquiring generating unit is configured to acquire map information on the basis of the driving skill levels acquired by the skill level acquiring unit and the pieces of position information acquired by the vehicle position information acquiring unit. The map information indicates presence of the vehicles on a road map in accordance with the respective driving skill levels of the drivers of the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi SUMIKAWA, Takeshi TORII, Noeru SATO, Akiko SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180325495
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus which processes a medical image of a subject is shown. The apparatus includes the following. A power supply supplies power to each unit of the medical image diagnostic apparatus. A power supply button receives operation to end or start the medical image diagnostic apparatus. A power supply controller stands by to receive input of the power supply button and supplies power to the power supply and controls the power supply. A battery is mounted in the medical image diagnostic apparatus and supplies power to the power supply controller. A switch receives operation to switch between on and off, and electrically connects or cuts a path between the battery and the power supply controller in response to the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhiro NAKAMURA, Yosuke KIMURA, Akiko SUGIYAMA