Patents by Inventor Hatsumi AOI

Hatsumi AOI 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: 20190143993
    Abstract: On a vehicle traveling on a downward slope, a driver's intentional checking is erroneously determined to be distracted driving, thus generating an alert. An apparatus includes an image data obtaining unit that obtains image data about a driver, a distracted driving determiner that determines distracted driving based on a face orientation and gaze of the driver captured in the image data and a determination criterion, a traveling state obtaining unit that obtains traveling state data about the vehicle, a traveling state determiner that determines whether the vehicle is traveling downward based on the traveling state data, and a criterion changer that changes, when the vehicle is determined to be traveling downward, the determination criterion for an upward face orientation and the gaze of the driver from a value used when the vehicle is determined not to be traveling downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147269
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus whereby the detection accuracy of a face direction of a driver of a vehicle can be improved, comprises an image acquiring part for acquiring an image including a face of a driver of a vehicle, a detecting part for detecting a face direction of the driver in the image acquired by the image acquiring part, an information acquiring part for acquiring information concerning a traveling condition of the vehicle, a first deciding part for deciding whether the vehicle is in a specified traveling condition based on the information acquired by the information acquiring part, and a reference determining part for determining a reference of the face direction of the driver based on the face direction of the driver while the vehicle is decided to be in the specified traveling condition by the first deciding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190143893
    Abstract: If an alert to distracted driving is disabled, the driver can be alerted insufficiently in situations that take attention. An alert control apparatus (300) includes data obtaining units (41 to 43) that obtain sensing data (a to j) from sensors (6 to 15), a railroad crossing recognizer (44) that recognizes a railroad crossing in front of a vehicle based on the sensing data, and a crossing entry determiner (45) that determines whether the vehicle has entered the railroad crossing based on the sensing data, and a criterion changer (46) that sets, for an area defined in front of the vehicle, a determination criterion defined for causing a distracted driving alert device (200) to generate an alert in response to detection of the vehicle entering the railroad crossing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147266
    Abstract: The accuracy is improved for distracted driving determination performed when the vehicle changes the traveling direction. A distracted driving determination apparatus includes a first obtaining unit that obtains first information indicating a gaze or a face orientation of a driver, a second obtaining unit that obtains second information indicating an operational state of a direction indicator, and a determiner that determines distracted driving by comparing the gaze or the face orientation indicated by the first information with a predetermined criterion indicating a direction or a duration that varies depending on the operational state indicated by the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147273
    Abstract: An alert control apparatus includes a first obtaining unit that obtains first information about a gaze or face orientation of a driver, a distracted driving determiner that outputs a detection signal when detecting distracted driving, a second obtaining unit that obtains second information indicating whether an intersection is recognized, a third obtaining unit that obtains third information about a change in a vehicle traveling direction, an alert disabling unit that outputs a disabling signal disabling the detection signal in response to the intersection recognized and the traveling direction change detected, and an alert controller that outputs an instruction signal for an alert device to generate an alert in response to the detection signal output without the disabling signal, and outputs no instruction signal in response to the detection signal output with the disabling signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147270
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus whereby the detection accuracy of a visual line direction of a driver can be improved, comprises an image acquiring part for acquiring an image including a face of a driver of a vehicle, a detecting part for detecting a visual line direction of the driver in the image acquired by the image acquiring part, an accumulating part for accumulating detection results by the detecting part, and a reference determining part for determining a reference of the visual line direction for the driver, using the detection results accumulated in the accumulating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190143891
    Abstract: An alert may not be generated at railroad crossings. An alert control apparatus (300) includes data obtaining units (41 to 43) that obtain sensing data (a to j) from sensors (6 to 15), a railroad crossing recognizer (44) that recognizes the position of a railroad crossing relative to a vehicle based on the sensing data, and a criterion changer (46) that changes, based on the recognition result, a determination criterion used by a distracted driving alert device (200) to generate an alert to distracted driving to a criterion with which the alert is more likely to be generated while the vehicle is passing the railroad crossing than at other times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190143892
    Abstract: An alert to distracted driving may adversely lower the attention of the driver. An alert control apparatus (300) includes data obtaining units (41 to 43) that obtain sensing data (a to j) from sensors (6 to 15), a railroad crossing recognizer (44) that recognizes a position of a railroad crossing relative to a vehicle based on the sensing data, and a crossing entry determiner (45) that determines whether the vehicle has entered the railroad crossing based on the sensing data, and an alert controller (48) that restricts generation of an alert to distracted driving from a distracted driving alert device (200) while the vehicle is passing the railroad crossing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147265
    Abstract: Distracted driving determination reflects changes in a vehicle traveling direction. A distracted driving determination apparatus includes a first obtaining unit that obtains first information indicating a driver's gaze or face orientation, a first determiner that determines whether the driver is engaging in distracted driving based on the gaze or face orientation indicated by the first information and a determination condition for detecting distracted driving, a second obtaining unit that obtains second information indicating a change in a traveling direction of a vehicle with respect to a straight traveling direction of the vehicle, a second determiner that determines whether the vehicle is traveling straight or traveling rightward or leftward based on the second information, and a condition changer that sets the determination condition to a first condition when the vehicle is traveling straight, and to a second condition different from the first condition when the vehicle is traveling rightward or leftward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190147267
    Abstract: Distracted driving determination reflects changes in the traveling direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Yoshio MATSUURA, Masato TANAKA, Keisuke YOKOTA, Hisashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190073546
    Abstract: A driver state recognition apparatus that recognizes a state of a driver of a vehicle provided with an autonomous driving system includes an image acquisition unit that acquires an image captured by a camera that captures the driver, a hand detection unit that detects the hands of the driver from the image acquired by the image acquisition unit, an object holding state detection unit that detects the holding state of an object by the hands of the driver detected by the hand detection unit, and a readiness determination unit that determines whether the driver is in a state of being able to immediately operate a steering wheel of the vehicle during autonomous driving, based on the holding state of the object detected by the object holding state detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Koji TAKIZAWA, Hiroshi SUGAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190056732
    Abstract: An automated driving assistance apparatus assists automated driving control of a passenger car, and includes a driver monitoring unit and a manual driving recovery level setting unit. The driver monitoring unit monitors the state of the driver that is driving the passenger car. The manual driving recovery level setting unit sets, in a stepwise manner, a level indicating whether or not a switch can be made from automated driving to manual driving in a predetermined switching zone, based on the state of the driver detected by the driver monitoring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Masato KAWADE, Hideto HAMABASHIRI
  • Publication number: 20190047417
    Abstract: A driver state recognition apparatus that recognizes a state of the driver of a vehicle provided with an autonomous driving system includes a load data acquisition unit that acquires load data measured by a load measurement unit provided at a foot of a driver's seat of the vehicle, a sitting posture inference unit that infers the driver's sitting posture using the load data acquired by the load data acquisition unit, and a readiness determination unit that determines whether the driver is able to immediately operate the pedal of the vehicle during autonomous driving, based on inference information from the sitting posture inference unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Koji TAKIZAWA, Hiroshi SUGAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190049955
    Abstract: A driver state recognition apparatus that recognizes a state of a driver of a vehicle having an autonomous driving system includes a state recognition data acquisition unit that acquires state recognition data of a state of a foot of a driver's seat of the vehicle, a leg state inference unit that infers a state of the driver's legs using the state recognition data acquired by the state recognition data acquisition unit, and a readiness determination unit that determines whether the driver is in a state of being able to immediately operate the pedal of the vehicle during autonomous driving, based on inference information from the leg state inference unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190047588
    Abstract: A driver state recognition apparatus that recognizes a state of a driver of a vehicle provided with an autonomous driving system includes a state recognition data acquisition unit that acquires state recognition data of an upper body of the driver, a shoulder detection unit that detects shoulders of the driver using the state recognition data acquired by the state recognition data acquisition unit, and a readiness determination unit that determines whether the driver is in a state of being able to immediately hold the steering wheel of the vehicle during autonomous driving, based on detection information from the shoulder detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190043216
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for estimating a line-of-sight direction of a person may include: an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image containing a face of a person; an image extracting unit configured to extract a partial image containing an eye of the person from the image; and an estimating unit configured to input the partial image to a learning device trained through machine learning for estimating a line-of-sight direction, thereby acquiring line-of-sight information indicating a line-of-sight direction of the person from the learning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Koichi KINOSHITA, Yukiko YANAGAWA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20180329415
    Abstract: A driver monitoring apparatus includes: a biosensor signal acquiring portion configured to acquire a biosensor signal detected by a biosensor provided in a steering wheel, a biosensor signal storage portion configured to store first biological information acquired by the biosensor signal acquiring portion during the manual driving mode; a first determination processing portion configured to determine whether or not a driver who is to drive during the manual driving mode is gripping the steering wheel, based on second biological information acquired by the biosensor signal acquiring portion and the first biological information read out from the biosensor signal storage portion, if the autonomous driving mode is switched to the manual driving mode, and a first signal output portion configured to output a predetermined signal that is based on the result of the determination performed by the first determination processing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi Sugahara, Michie Uno, Koji Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20180326998
    Abstract: A stop intention determination apparatus is mounted in a vehicle provided with an autonomous driving mode and determines an intention of a driver to stop the vehicle during driving in the autonomous driving mode. The stop intention determination apparatus includes: an input signal acquiring portion configured to acquire an input signal from a hazard lamp switch during driving in the autonomous driving mode; a stop intention determining portion configured to determine the intention of the driver to stop the vehicle based on the acquired input signal; and a signal output portion configured to output a signal for giving an instruction to stop the vehicle through autonomous driving to an autonomous driving control apparatus, if it is determined by the stop intention determining portion that the input signal is a signal indicating the intention of the driver to stop the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180326992
    Abstract: A driver monitoring apparatus for monitoring a driver sitting in a driver seat in a vehicle provided with an autonomous driving mode and a manual driving mode includes: an image acquiring portion configured to acquire a driver image captured by a driver image capturing camera; an image storage portion configured to store the driver image acquired by the image acquiring portion; a determination processing portion configured to process the driver image read out from the image storage portion and determine whether or not a steering wheel of the vehicle is being gripped by a hand of the driver, if the autonomous driving mode is to be switched to the manual driving mode; and a signal output portion configured to output a predetermined signal that is based on a result of the determination performed by the determination processing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180229743
    Abstract: An automated driving assistance apparatus is an automated driving assistance apparatus for assisting automated driving of a passenger car, and includes a position detection unit and a notification control unit. The position detection unit detects a checkpoint that is before, in the advancing direction, a switching zone in which a switch is made from automated driving to manual driving. When the position detection unit detects that the vehicle has reached the checkpoint, the notification control unit controls a notification unit to notify the driver of preparation items required for manual driving when switching from automated driving to manual driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Hatsumi AOI