Patents by Inventor Go Shimizu

Go Shimizu 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: 20230391254
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising a state detection device the detects a behavior and peripheral environmental information of the vehicle, an optical device that displays at least a plurality of condensing marks which are a pattern indicating at least a travelling direction of the vehicle on a road surface, and a lamp controller that controls lighting or blinking of the optical device. The lamp controller acquires a detection signal, lights or blinks the optical device based on the detection signal, and combines a plurality of linear partial irradiation images into the plurality of condensing marks. The optical device arranges and displays the plurality of condensing marks side by side on a road where the vehicle enters in the traveling direction, and displays the plurality of condensing marks in at least two different colors that appear to overlap each other to a viewer when the viewer is a first distance from the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro KISHIGAMI, Toshinori Sugiyama, Yasuhiko Kunii, Yuji Tsuchiya, Go Shimizu, Masayoshi Takori, Ryuya Kawaji
  • Patent number: 11794636
    Abstract: A headlamp is configured to emit a low beam toward a forward direction of a vehicle. The headlamp is switchable between a first low beam distribution state and a second low beam distribution state. The headlamp is configured to, in the first low beam distribution state, illuminate a low area straight ahead of the vehicle, and in the second low beam distribution state, illuminate at least one of: a width-direction intermediate portion of the low area, one width-direction end portion of the low area, and the other width-direction end portion of the low area, even brighter than the first low beam distribution state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Nakano, Naoto Inoue, Masayoshi Takori, Go Shimizu, Taku Kuraishi
  • Patent number: 11780365
    Abstract: An optical device for displaying a condensing mark includes a light source, and an optical element for condensing light emitted from the light source onto an irradiated surface. A lamp controller acquires a detection signal from a state detection device mounted on the vehicle and configured to detect a behavior of and peripheral environmental information of the vehicle, and light or blink the optical device. The optical device displays a plurality of condensing marks by arranging each of them side by side in at least the travelling direction of the vehicle on a lane orthogonal to a lane on which the vehicle exists, and one of the plurality of condensing marks to be displayed on a display region farthest from the vehicle is different in color from another one of the plurality of condensing marks to be displayed on a display region closest to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kishigami, Toshinori Sugiyama, Yasuhiko Kunii, Yuji Tsuchiya, Go Shimizu, Masayoshi Takori, Ryuya Kawaji
  • Patent number: 11768103
    Abstract: A photodetector including: a case including a light receiving surface provided on an upper surface and having a first region that transmits visible light and a second region that transmits less visible light than the first region; a printed circuit board provided to face the light receiving surface; and a plurality of electronic components provided on a light receiving surface side of the printed circuit board and including a first light receiving element configured to detect visible light. The first light receiving element is disposed at a first position of the printed circuit board exposed to the visible light transmitted through the first region. The number of mounted electronic components disposed at the first position is smaller than the number of mounted electronic components disposed at a second position of the printed circuit board other than the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NIDEC MOBILITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go Shimizu, Keisuke Maeda, Takashi Mai, Kotaro Ono, Takayuki Suzuki, Satoshi Chikazawa
  • Patent number: 11703201
    Abstract: A vehicular lighting tool of the present invention includes light source and light guide lens, the light guide lens has introduction section into which light is introduced, light distribution section that emits introduced light as illumination light, decoration section that emits introduced light as decoration light, and slit section that separates introduction section and decoration section, and introduction section has light incidence surface into which light from light source enters, lens cut that emits portion of light from light source and that causes portion of light to enter decoration section via slit section, first inclined surface located closer to light distribution section than lens cut, second inclined surface that connects first inclined surface and decoration section, and reflection cut surface provided on surface opposite to slit section and that reflects portion of light entering from light incidence surface so as to advance along second inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignees: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Kikuchi, Joohyuk Bae, Go Shimizu, Shunichi Nakano, Kenichi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230204712
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a mounting structure of an object detection device to a vehicle body capable of improving the accuracy of object detection by the object detection device and improving the durability of the object detection device. A mounting structure of a radar device, which is an object detection device for detecting objects, to a vehicle body, includes a cover member attached to the vehicle body side and covering at least a part of the radar device. The cover member is disposed on a first direction side, which is an object detection direction by the radar device when viewed from the radar device. The cover member includes a rib extending from the cover member in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The radar device is fixed to the rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto INOUE, Go SHIMIZU, Ryoya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230204761
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a mounting structure of an object detection device to a vehicle body capable of improving the accuracy of object detection by the object detection device and improving the durability of the object detection device. A mounting structure of a radar device, which is an object detection device for detecting objects, to a vehicle body includes: a support bracket attached to the vehicle body side for supporting the radar device in a first direction, which is an object detection direction by the radar device; and a cover member fixed to the first direction side of the support bracket and disposed on the first direction side of the radar device. The radar device is housed in a housing chamber defined by the cover member and the support bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto INOUE, Go SHIMIZU, Ryoya KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11629836
    Abstract: A headlamp control system includes: a headlamp that emits light toward a forward direction of a vehicle; a tilt detection part; and a control part. The headlamp includes: high beam emitting parts that respectively illuminate plural high beam areas arrayed in a left-right direction; and a low beam emitting part that illuminates a low beam area located at a lower position than the plural high beam areas. The control part, in a state where the low beam emitting part is on, when the tilt detection part detects that the vehicle has tilted such that one of left and right sides of the vehicle is lowered than the other one of the left and right sides, controls the high beam emitting parts so as to illuminate at least one of the plural high beam areas, the at least one being on the one of the left and right sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Inoue, Ryuichi Nakano, Masayoshi Takori, Go Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11612039
    Abstract: A rear lamp unit control system for a vehicle including: a first lamp provided on a vehicle body side of a vehicle rear face; a second lamp provided on an opening-closing body side of the vehicle rear face; and a controller configured to control the first lamp and the second lamp. When an opening-closing body of the vehicle is in a closed state, the controller is configured to control the first lamp and the second lamp so that the first lamp and the second lamp turn on at different luminous intensities to each other. In response to the second lamp being in need to be turned on when the opening-closing body is in an open state, the controller is configured to turn the first lamp on at a luminous intensity that is equivalent to a luminous intensity of the second lamp when the second lamp is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Inoue, Go Shimizu, Masayoshi Takori, Ikuo Koyama
  • Publication number: 20220397252
    Abstract: A vehicular lighting tool of the present invention includes light source and light guide lens, the light guide lens has introduction section into which light is introduced, light distribution section that emits introduced light as illumination light, decoration section that emits introduced light as decoration light, and slit section that separates introduction section and decoration section, and introduction section has light incidence surface into which light from light source enters, lens cut that emits portion of light from light source and that causes portion of light to enter decoration section via slit section, first inclined surface located closer to light distribution section than lens cut, second inclined surface that connects first inclined surface and decoration section, and reflection cut surface provided on surface opposite to slit section and that reflects portion of light entering from light incidence surface so as to advance along second inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Toshiki KIKUCHI, Joohyuk BAE, Go SHIMIZU, Shunichi NAKANO, Kenichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220307897
    Abstract: A photodetector including: a case including a light receiving surface provided on an upper surface and having a first region that transmits visible light and a second region that transmits less visible light than the first region; a printed circuit board provided to face the light receiving surface; and a plurality of electronic components provided on a light receiving surface side of the printed circuit board and including a first light receiving element configured to detect visible light. The first light receiving element is disposed at a first position of the printed circuit board exposed to the visible light transmitted through the first region. The number of mounted electronic components disposed at the first position is smaller than the number of mounted electronic components disposed at a second position of the printed circuit board other than the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NIDEC MOBILITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go SHIMIZU, Keisuke MAEDA, Takashi MAI, Kotaro ONO, Takayuki SUZUKI, Satoshi CHIKAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220311167
    Abstract: A photodetector includes: an upper case including a light receiving portion on an upper surface and a side portion extending downward from the light receiving portion; a printed circuit board facing the light receiving portion; and a lower case including a support portion configured to support the printed circuit board, an opening on one side surface and configured to allow a connector to be inserted therethrough, and a hook on another side surface. The lower case is fitted to the upper case such that at least the printed circuit board and the support portion are surrounded. The upper case has a cut portion configured to prevent interference with the hook when being attached. At least part of the side portion adjacent to the cut portion and on a side of the opening extends up to a lower side of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NIDEC MOBILITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go SHIMIZU, Keisuke MAEDA, Takashi MAI, Kotaro ONO, Takayuki SUZUKI, Satoshi CHIKAZAWA
  • Patent number: 11447064
    Abstract: A vehicle body side structure includes: a cornering light as a light source configured to illuminate an area in a turning direction when a vehicle turns; a light path forming a path, through which light from the cornering light passes toward the area in the turning direction; and a reflector provided in the light path and reflecting at least a part of the light to illuminate an area in the vicinity of a door opening on a lateral side of a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Takori, Naoto Inoue, Go Shimizu, Yuji Tsuchiya, Ryuya Kawaji
  • Publication number: 20220295623
    Abstract: A rear lamp unit control system for a vehicle including: a first lamp provided on a vehicle body side of a vehicle rear face; a second lamp provided on an opening-closing body side of the vehicle rear face; and a controller configured to control the first lamp and the second lamp. When an opening-closing body of the vehicle is in a closed state, the controller is configured to control the first lamp and the second lamp so that the first lamp and the second lamp turn on at different luminous intensities to each other. In response to the second lamp being in need to be turned on when the opening-closing body is in an open state, the controller is configured to turn the first lamp on at a luminous intensity that is equivalent to a luminous intensity of the second lamp when the second lamp is turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto INOUE, Go SHIMIZU, Masayoshi TAKORI, Ikuo KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220282847
    Abstract: A headlamp control system includes: a headlamp that emits light toward a forward direction of a vehicle; a tilt detection part; and a control part. The headlamp includes: high beam emitting parts that respectively illuminate plural high beam areas arrayed in a left-right direction; and a low beam emitting part that illuminates a low beam area located at a lower position than the plural high beam areas. The control part, in a state where the low beam emitting part is on, when the tilt detection part detects that the vehicle has tilted such that one of left and right sides of the vehicle is lowered than the other one of the left and right sides, controls the high beam emitting parts so as to illuminate at least one of the plural high beam areas, the at least one being on the one of the left and right sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto INOUE, Ryuichi NAKANO, Masayoshi TAKORI, Go SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220281378
    Abstract: A vehicle body side structure includes: a cornering light as a light source configured to illuminate an area in a turning direction when a vehicle turns; a light path forming a path, through which light from the cornering light passes toward the area in the turning direction; and a reflector provided in the light path and reflecting at least a part of the light to illuminate an area in the vicinity of a door opening on a lateral side of a vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Masayoshi TAKORI, Naoto INOUE, Go SHIMIZU, Yuji TSUCHIYA, Ryuya KAWAJI
  • Publication number: 20220281379
    Abstract: A headlamp is configured to emit a low beam toward a forward direction of a vehicle. The headlamp is switchable between a first low beam distribution state and a second low beam distribution state. The headlamp is configured to, in the first low beam distribution state, illuminate a low area straight ahead of the vehicle, and in the second low beam distribution state, illuminate at least one of: a width-direction intermediate portion of the low area, one width-direction end portion of the low area, and the other width-direction end portion of the low area, even brighter than the first low beam distribution state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Ryuichi NAKANO, Naoto INOUE, Masayoshi TAKORI, Go SHIMIZU, Taku KURAISHI
  • Publication number: 20220282529
    Abstract: An opening-closing member including an outer panel that faces an outside of a vehicle body, and opening and closing a rear opening of the vehicle body in response to operation of an operation part arranged at a rear end part, the opening-closing member including a bracket member in the operation part, the bracket member including a bracket member body extending along a vehicle body front-rear direction, and a vertical wall extending in a vehicle body vertical direction from at least one end part of the bracket member body in the vehicle body front-rear direction, the vertical wall being fixed to an inner side of the outer panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinori MIYAKE, Go SHIMIZU, Fumiyoshi MIZUTANI, Takashi HAGA
  • Publication number: 20220266740
    Abstract: A radar mounting structure includes: a first light source; a second light source; a first light source lens covering the first light source; a second light source lens covering the second light source; a first housing that houses the first light source inside; a second housing that houses the second light source inside; and a radar configured to detect an object present ahead on a vehicle width direction outer side of a vehicle. The radar is attached to the first housing and is covered by the second light source lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto INOUE, Yoshiro TANAKA, Go SHIMIZU, Ryoya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220268881
    Abstract: A radar mounting structure includes: a corner upper beam; a lamp housing that houses a light source inside and that is attached to a vehicle-body upper side of the corner upper beam; and a radar configured to detect an object that is present ahead on a vehicle width direction outer side of a vehicle. The radar is disposed in front of the lamp housing so as to overlap with the lamp housing when viewed in a front-rear direction, and is fixed to the corner upper beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto INOUE, Go SHIMIZU