Patents by Inventor Hajime Ishihara

Hajime Ishihara 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: 11385381
    Abstract: A flood detection device and method that acquires meteorological data; acquires traffic volume data representing vehicle traffic volume; and determines that an area, in which a vehicle traffic volume during or after rain is less than or equal to a predetermined number of vehicles, is flooded based on the meteorological data and the traffic volume data, when a probability, that the vehicle traffic volume in a normal time is less than or equal to the predetermined number of vehicles, is less than a predetermined value, the normal time being a state in which a rainfall amount is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Hattori, Kenki Ueda, Tetsuya Hashimoto, Hajime Tojiki, Naoki Ishihara, Hideki Kawai
  • Publication number: 20220144154
    Abstract: A cushion support member 41 includes: a lower region 42 whose left-right full width is less than an interval between a pair of side frames 14 of a seat back frame 12; an upper region 45 located above the lower region 42 and having a left-right full width greater than the lower region 42. the upper region 45 is divided into a central region 46 including a central part in the left-right direction and provided with a predetermined left-right width, and outer regions 47 provided on outer sides with respect to the central region 46 in the left-right direction, and the central region 46 is arranged as a retracted region which is cut off to leave the outer regions 47 or is recessed to a side opposite to a cushion member with respect to the outer regions 47.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 11194026
    Abstract: A light detection device includes a first photodiode, a second photodiode connected in series to the first photodiode, a first light source configured to output first pulsed light to which the first photodiode is sensitive, and a signal output unit configured to output a current as a detection signal, the current that flow through the second photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Mitsuhito Mase, Keiki Taguchi, Hajime Ishihara, Hiroo Yamamoto, Akihiro Shimada
  • Publication number: 20210318417
    Abstract: A light detection device includes a first photodiode, a second photodiode connected in series to the first photodiode, a first light source configured to output first pulsed light to which the first photodiode is sensitive, and a signal output unit configured to output a current as a detection signal, the current that flow through the second photodiode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Mitsuhito MASE, Keiki TAGUCHI, Hajime ISHIHARA, Hiroo YAMAMOTO, Akihiro SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 10889224
    Abstract: A vehicle seat control system (1) includes an angle detection unit (308a) that detects an angle of a connection unit (308) that rotatably connects a seat surface portion to a backrest portion (302), a frame body (311) that includes a pair of vertical frames (311a, 311b) and a horizontal frame (311c) connecting the pair of vertical frames to each other and is provided to be stored in the seat surface portion, a leg support portion (312) including a first rotation shaft (Lb) parallel to an extending direction of the horizontal frame and is provided inside the frame body to be rotatable with respect to the frame body, a driving unit (315) that is provided at a proximal end (B1) of at least one of the pair of vertical frames and rotates the frame body taken out from the seat surface portion around a second rotation shaft (La) parallel to the extending direction of the horizontal frame, and a control unit (160) that controls the driving unit on the basis of a detection result of the angle detection unit at least a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara, Kenta Hirayama, Manabu Matsumoto, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10793163
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a seat on which an occupant of a vehicle is seated, a first operation reception unit and a second operation reception unit configured to be operated by the occupant, and a seat drive unit configured to change a position of the seat on the basis of an operation received by the first operation reception unit, and return the position of the seat to a position before being changed by the first operation reception unit when an operation is received by the second operation reception unit, and the second operation reception unit is provided at a rearward position relative to a place corresponding to a central portion in a travel direction of a seating portion of the seat in a side member provided in a side portion of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Matsumoto, Hajime Ishihara, Kenta Hirayama, Muneatsu Minato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200168656
    Abstract: A light detection element includes a semiconductor substrate, a light absorbing layer of a first conductivity type formed on the semiconductor substrate, a cap layer of a first conductivity type formed on the light absorbing layer, and a semiconductor region of a second conductivity type formed within the cap layer and forming a pn junction with the cap layer. A depletion layer formed around the semiconductor region does not reach the light absorbing layer in a case where a reverse bias is not applied to the pn junction, and exceeds a position amounting to 50% of a thickness of the light absorbing layer from the cap layer side in a case where a reverse bias of 20 V is applied to the pn junction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Mitsuhito MASE, Keiki TAGUCHI, Hajime ISHIHARA, Hiroo YAMAMOTO, Akihiro SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 10562415
    Abstract: A seat apparatus includes: a seat on which a passenger of a vehicle sits; an inputter which is operated by the passenger; a fixer which fixes a position of the seat until the inputter is operated by the passenger and allows the position of the seat to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle when the inputter is operated by the passenger; and a restrictor which restricts the movement of the seat when a predetermined condition related to a traveling state of the vehicle or an external environment of the vehicle is satisfied in comparison with a case in which the predetermined condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara, Kenta Hirayama, Manabu Matsumoto, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10528192
    Abstract: A projection display unit (1) includes a body (10) and an invisible light application unit (30). The body (10) includes a projection optical system and a detection optical system. The projection optical system projects an image onto a projection surface (110). The detection optical system acquires an imaging signal based on invisible light. The invisible light application unit (30) applies the invisible light along a surface in vicinity of the projection surface while being placed on a surface that is an extension of the projection surface. The body (10) is movable with respect to an output opening (31) of the invisible light application unit, and a position of the body is adjustable with respect to the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaki Hasuike, Hajime Ishihara, Masaharu Sakata, Yasutaka Saito
  • Patent number: 10521054
    Abstract: A projection display unit includes, in a housing, a visible light illuminator, a light valve that modulates a first polarized component included in light outputted from the visible light illuminator, on a basis of an image signal, a projection lens that projects light modulated by the light valve onto a projection plane, a detection light-source section that outputs invisible light for detection, and an imaging device that receives a second polarized component included in light that is based on the invisible light. The detection light-source section is movable relative to the housing, and outputs the invisible light in a direction parallel to or a direction forming a fixed angle with respect to the projection plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10486553
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a seat state acquisition unit (160) that acquires an orientation about a vertical axis of a seat on which an occupant of a vehicle sits, a vehicle state acquisition unit (170) that acquires a current or future acceleration relating to the vehicle, and a seat control unit (180) that deforms at least a part of the seat on the basis of the orientation of the seat acquired by the seat state acquisition unit and the acceleration acquired by the vehicle state acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Hirayama, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Muneatsu Minato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10479233
    Abstract: A seat apparatus for a vehicle includes a conversion mechanism that converts a disposition of a seatback between a normal position to a converted position, the normal position being a position at which the seatback is disposed at a rear section of the seat cushion and a sitting direction of an occupant is facing forward, the converted position being a position at which the seatback is disposed at a front section of the seat cushion and a sitting direction of an occupant is facing rearward, and a reclining mechanism that biases the seatback toward a neutral position at which the seatback stands upward and that reclines the seatback forward and rearward from the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10479229
    Abstract: A vehicle seat apparatus includes: a seat main body configured to seat an occupant; a first gear that is joined to the seat main body; a second gear that is capable of being engaged with the first gear; a rotation mechanism that rotates the second gear in a state of being engaged with the first gear and that rotates the seat main body in a yaw direction from a reference direction; a biasing part that applies, when the seat main body is rotated by the rotation mechanism, a biasing force in a direction that is opposite to a rotation direction; and a release control part that releases an engagement between the first gear and the second gear, that rotates the seat main body by a biasing force which is preliminarily biased by the biasing part, and that allows the seat main body to return to the reference direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Matsumoto, Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10434900
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a seat (41) on which an occupant of a vehicle sits, a first protruding mechanism (45) configured to move a pushing member (45A) provided inside the seat to adjust a protruding position and a displacement of the seat, a second protruding mechanism (46) configured to inject a gas or liquid into a bag-like member (46B) provided inside the seat to adjust the protruding position and the displacement of the seat, and a seat control unit configured to control the first protruding mechanism to cause at least a part of a contact portion between the occupant and the seat to protrude in a case that the vehicle performs a first driving mode having a degree of automated driving less than a predetermined reference and to control the second protruding mechanism to cause at least a part of the contact portion between the occupant and the seat to protrude in a case that the vehicle performs a second driving mode having a degree of automated driving equal to or higher than the predetermined re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Hirayama, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Muneatsu Minato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10391890
    Abstract: A vehicle seat control system (1) includes a first backrest portion (302) rotatably connected to a seating portion (301) by a first connection unit (308), a second backrest portion (302) rotatably connected to the first backrest portion by a second connection unit (309), a folding adjustment unit (304) that adjusts an angle of the second connection unit, a seat surface adjustment unit (304) that adjusts a height of the seating portion, a first angle detection unit (308a) that detects a first angle that is formed between the first backrest portion and a floor surface, a second angle detection unit (309a) that detects a second angle that is formed between the second backrest portion and the first backrest portion, and a control unit (160) that controls the folding adjustment unit on the basis of the first angle at the time of automatic driving of the vehicle to adjust the second angle, and controls the seat surface adjustment unit to maintain a height of a reference position in the second backrest portion to be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Hirayama, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Muneatsu Minato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190243512
    Abstract: A projection display unit (1) includes a body (10) and an invisible light application unit (30). The body (10) includes a projection optical system and a detection optical system. The projection optical system projects an image onto a projection surface (110). The detection optical system acquires an imaging signal based on invisible light. The invisible light application unit (30) applies the invisible light along a surface in vicinity of the projection surface while being placed on a surface that is an extension of the projection surface. The body (10) is movable with respect to an output opening (31) of the invisible light application unit, and a position of the body is adjustable with respect to the projection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: TAKAKI HASUIKE, HAJIME ISHIHARA, MASAHARU SAKATA, YASUTAKA SAITO
  • Patent number: 10303306
    Abstract: A projection display unit (1) includes a body (10) and an invisible light application unit (30). The body (10) includes a projection optical system and a detection optical system. The projection optical system projects an image onto a projection surface (110). The detection optical system acquires an imaging signal based on invisible light. The invisible light application unit (30) applies the invisible light along a surface in vicinity of the projection surface while being placed on a surface that is an extension of the projection surface. The body (10) is movable with respect to an output opening (31) of the invisible light application unit, and a position of the body is adjustable with respect to the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaki Hasuike, Hajime Ishihara, Masaharu Sakata, Yasutaka Sakata
  • Patent number: 10143929
    Abstract: A portable electronic device 100 includes a horizontally long casing, both ends of which are gripped by a user's both hands, respectively. The device further includes a LCD fit into the front face of the casing 10. Outwardly projecting bulges are respectively formed at both sides of the rear face of the casing where fingers of the user gripping the casing 10 placed. Since the fingers and palms are naturally flexed to fit to the dome-like bulges 42L, 42R, the portable electronic device 100 fits comfortably in the user's hands. The operability is hard to be degraded even if the device is vibrated strongly during a game play with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Ogasawara, Masayasu Ito, Hajime Ishihara, Nobutoshi Hamada, Shuuichi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20180290563
    Abstract: A seat apparatus includes: a seat on which a passenger of a vehicle sits; an inputter which is operated by the passenger; a fixer which fixes a position of the seat until the inputter is operated by the passenger and allows the position of the seat to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle when the inputter is operated by the passenger; and a restrictor which restricts the movement of the seat when a predetermined condition related to a traveling state of the vehicle or an external environment of the vehicle is satisfied in comparison with a case in which the predetermined condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara, Kenta Hirayama, Manabu Matsumoto, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20180292821
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a seat (310) in which an occupant sits; a first slide mechanism (320) configured to enable movement of the seat in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle; a second slide mechanism (322) configured to enable movement of the seat in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle and to be movable in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle along the first slide mechanism; an automated driving control unit configured to execute automated driving of automatically controlling at least one of acceleration/deceleration and steering of the vehicle; and a seat control unit configured to enable movement of the seat using the first slide mechanism and the second slide mechanism in a case that the automated driving is being executed by the automated driving control unit and to enable movement of the seat using the first slide mechanism in a case that the automated driving is not being executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Kenta Hirayama, Yosuke Nishimura