Patents by Inventor Hideaki Matsui

Hideaki Matsui 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: 11119481
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for setting parameters in an autonomous working device. The autonomous working device can be controlled based on a plurality of parameters. For each of a plurality of different working environments a set of sensor values is generated. The plurality of sets is partitioned into categories, each category corresponding to a prototypical working environment. The parameters for each category are optimized to find an optimized parameter set for each prototypical working environment. For an individual working environment, an individual set of sensor values that the sensors of the autonomous working device produce is generated. Based at least on the individual set of sensor values, the prototypical working environment showing highest similarity to the individual environment is determined, and the parameters in the autonomous working device are set according to the optimized parameter set corresponding to the determined prototypical working environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmitt, Markus Olhofer, Hideaki Shimamura, Yuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 11015827
    Abstract: A method of controlling an environmental control system, where the environmental control system is configured to operate in accordance with a control schedule, in a scheduled mode of operation. At a control device that is associated with the environmental control system, a user can receive input indicative of a boost mode. In the boost mode, the environmental control system can disregard the control schedule and operate in accordance with a boost setting, with a target temperature. Responsive to the boost mode, further user input may be used to set the target temperature for boost mode. Boost mode can be activated based on the target temperature, and environmental control can be performed based on the target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: British Gas Trading Limited
    Inventors: Nicola Combe, Curtis John Collinsworth, Brett Derek Middleton, Hideaki Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200349966
    Abstract: Hot-word free adaptation of one or more function(s) of an automated assistant. Sensor data, from one or more sensor components of an assistant device that provides an automated assistant interface (graphical and/or audible), is processed to determine occurrence and/or confidence metric(s) of various attributes of a user that is proximal to the assistant device. Whether to adapt each of one or more of the function(s) of the automated assistant is based on the occurrence and/or the confidence of one or more of the various attributes. For example, certain processing of at least some of the sensor data can be initiated, such as initiating previously dormant local processing of at least some of the sensor data and/or initiating transmission of at least some of the audio data to remote automated assistant component(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jaclyn Konzelmann, Kenneth Mixter, Sourish Chaudhuri, Tuan Nguyen, Hideaki Matsui, Caroline Pantofaru, Vinay Bettadapura
  • Publication number: 20200342864
    Abstract: Set forth is a motorized computing device that selectively navigates to a user according content of a spoken utterance directed at the motorized computing device. The motorized computing device can modify operations of one or more motors of the motorized computing device according to whether the user provided a spoken utterance while the one or more motors are operating. The motorized computing device can render content according to interactions between the user and an automated assistant. For instance, when automated assistant is requested to provide graphical content for the user, the motorized computing device can navigate to the user in order to present the content the user. However, in some implementations, when the user requests audio content, the motorized computing device can bypass navigating to the user when the motorized computing device is within a distance from the user for audibly rendering the audio content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Stanford, Keun-Young Park, Vitalii Tomkiv, Hideaki Matsui, Angad Sidhu
  • Publication number: 20190234636
    Abstract: A method of controlling an environmental control system, where the environmental control system is configured to operate in accordance with a control schedule, in a scheduled mode of operation. At a control device that is associated with the environmental control system, a user can receive input indicative of a boost mode. In the boost mode, the environmental control system can disregard the control schedule and operate in accordance with a boost setting, with a target temperature. Responsive to the boost mode, further user input may be used to set the target temperature for boost mode. Boost mode can be activated based on the target temperature, and environmental control can be performed based on the target temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: British Gas Trading Limited
    Inventors: Nicola Combe, Curtis John Collinsworth, Brett Derek Middleton, Hideaki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10295210
    Abstract: A method of configuring a control schedule for an environmental control system using a control device is disclosed. The control device has a display and a directional input element such as a rotary dial. The method involves performing a time period configuration process for a sequence of time periods. A time period is added to the control schedule and a representation of the added time period is displayed. In response to directional activation of the directional input element, a duration of the added time period is adjusted, with the representation being updated to indicate the adjusted duration. The adjusted duration is stored in response to a confirmation input signal. The time period configuration process is repeated until it is determined that no more time periods are to be added to the control schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH GAS TRADING LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicola Combe, Curtis John Collinsworth, Brett Derek Middleton, Hideaki Matsui
  • Publication number: 20170016643
    Abstract: A method of configuring a control schedule for an environmental control system using a control device is disclosed. The control device has a display and a directional input element such as a rotary dial. The method involves performing a time period configuration process for a sequence of time periods. A time period is added to the control schedule and a representation of the added time period is displayed. In response to directional activation of the directional input element, a duration of the added time period is adjusted, with the representation being updated to indicate the adjusted duration. The adjusted duration is stored in response to a confirmation input signal. The time period configuration process is repeated until it is determined that no more time periods are to be added to the control schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: BRITISH GAS TRADING LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicola Combe, Curtis John Collinsworth, Brett Derek Middleton, Hideaki Matsui
  • Patent number: 9164705
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an accumulating unit to accumulate documents, a document selecting unit to receive selection of the accumulated documents to be printed, a screen displaying unit to display on a display unit a printing condition setting screen including default values for selecting plural of the accumulated documents and a list of setting items when the selection received by the document selecting unit indicates plural of the accumulated documents, a reset receiving unit to receive selection of the setting item to be changed and resetting of a default value of the selected setting item, a reset control unit to change a content of the setting item into a resetting content when the setting item is resettable or allow the content to remain unchanged when the setting item is not resettable, and a printing unit to print the accumulated document, the setting item of which is reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Kubota, Daisuke Okada, Hideaki Matsui, Yuto Shibata
  • Patent number: D735036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy L. Broen, Brook S. Kennedy, Hideaki Matsui, Matthew N. Thurin, Richard Whitehall
  • Patent number: D798642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SODASTREAM INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yves Behar, Hideaki Matsui, Moonchul Kim
  • Patent number: D808828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: British Gas Trading Limited
    Inventors: Yves Béhar, Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, Moonchul Kim, Mirko Ihrig, Curtis John Collinsworth, Brett Derek Middleton, Hideaki Matsui
  • Patent number: D820121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH GAS TRADING LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicola Combe, Yves Behar, Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, Moonchul Kim, Mirko Ihrig, Curtis John Collinsworth, Brett Derek Middleton, Hideaki Matsui
  • Patent number: D824786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: British Gas Trading Limited
    Inventors: Nicola Combe, Yves Béhar, Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, Moonchul Kim, Mirko Ihrig, Curtis John Collinsworth, Brett Derek Middleton, Hideaki Matsui
  • Patent number: D925588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsui, Guy Noren, Keun young Park
  • Patent number: D925589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsui, Guy Noren, Keun young Park
  • Patent number: D925590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsui, Guy Noren, Keun young Park
  • Patent number: D925591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsui, Guy Noren, Keun young Park
  • Patent number: D925592
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsui, Guy Noren, Keun young Park
  • Patent number: D929461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsui, Nayon Kim, Guy Noren, Julian Le, Jonathan Gaiser, Chia Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: D930664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsui, Nayon Kim, Andrew Schoneweis, Jonathan Gaiser, Ashton Udall, Andrew Felch