Patents by Inventor Hideo Hasegawa

Hideo Hasegawa 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: 20230026281
    Abstract: A road abnormality detection apparatus includes: a memory; and a processor having hardware, wherein the processor is configured to: receive, from a traveling vehicle, a road image indicating an image of a surface of a road or a periphery of the road and image capturing position information indicating a position where the road image is captured; recognize a road facility included in the road image and a position of the road facility based on the road image and the image capturing position information; determine whether or not abnormality exists in the road facility by comparing the road facility included in the road image and correctness information that is prepared in advance; and accumulate, in the memory, facility position information indicating the position of the road facility that the abnormality exists in when it is determined that the abnormality exists in the road facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki TAKEMURA, Makoto MATSUSHITA, Tae SUGIMURA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Tomoaki UMEKI
  • Patent number: 11551163
    Abstract: The control apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire time slot data indicating an available time slot at a place that provides a service, and generate announcement data announcing a proposal to take a user to the place using a vehicle should the user reserve the time slot indicated by the time slot data, and a communication interface configured to transmit the announcement data generated by the controller to a terminal apparatus configured to present content of data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage Kubo, Yusuke Kobayashi, Minoru Kubota, Kentaro Takahashi, Hideo Hasegawa, Takashi Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 11538300
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory is in communication with the processor, where the memory stores computer-readable instructions that are executed by the processor. The processor performs operations including storing, in association with each other, vehicle position information with which a vehicle is identified, and parcel receipt information with which the vehicle is specified instead of an address or a name. The operations further include specifying the vehicle based on the parcel receipt information. The operations further include acquiring authentication information with which the vehicle is unlocked. The operations further include sending the authentication information to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko Nakajima, Naoki Uenoyama, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 11536999
    Abstract: A LCD device having a large pixel holding capacitance includes opposedly facing first and second substrates, and liquid crystal between them. The first substrate includes a video signal line, a pixel electrode, a thin film transistor having a first electrode connected to the video signal line and a second electrode connected to the pixel electrode, a first silicon nitride film formed above the second electrode, an organic insulation film above the first silicon nitride film, a capacitance electrode above the organic insulation film, and a second silicon nitride film above the capacitance electrode and below the pixel electrode. A contact hole etched in both the first and second silicon nitride films connects the second electrode and the pixel electrode to each other. A holding capacitance is formed by the pixel electrode, the second silicon nitride film and the capacitance electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Tanabe, Masaru Takabatake, Toshiki Kaneko, Atsushi Hasegawa, Hiroko Sehata
  • Patent number: 11531938
    Abstract: An information processing device that controls a mobile object including lodging equipment with a plurality of compartments performs: creating an operation schedule including a first period in which movement for allowing a plurality of users to ride in or alight from the mobile object is a main purpose and a second period in which riding and alighting of the users are not required based on lodging requests acquired from the plurality of users; and generating an operation instruction for executing different controls on the mobile object in the first period and the second period and transmitting the operation instruction to the corresponding mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Hasegawa, Tadahiro Kashiwai, Yusuke Kaneko, Akihiro Yamaguchi, Yuki Ito, Naoki Uenoyama, Takahiro Shiga
  • Patent number: 11513539
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile object includes an imaging unit, a positional information sender to acquire and send positional information to a server, and an operation controller to cause the autonomous mobile object to move autonomously based on an operation command. The server includes storage to receive and store the positional information from the autonomous mobile object, a commander to send the operation command to the autonomous mobile object, and a receiver to receive information relating to an emergency report including a target location. When the receiver receives the information relating to the emergency report, the commander sends an emergency operation command to the autonomous mobile object located in a specific area including the target location. The emergency operation command causes the autonomous mobile object to capture an image of a person or a vehicle moving away from the target location, and the autonomous mobile object sends the image to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao Kanehara, Kazuhiro Umeda, Hideo Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Okada, Shinjiro Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20220367894
    Abstract: A fuel cell comprising a membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly, a resin frame, a first separator and a second separator, wherein the resin frame comprises an opening in which the membrane electrode gas diffusion layer assembly can be disposed, and a skeleton surrounding the opening, and wherein the second separator comprises a convexity at four corners of a region which is a part abutting the resin frame and which faces an inner peripheral edge of the skeleton, and the second separator abuts the resin frame in a state that the convexities are engaged with the resin frame, or wherein the second separator comprises an adhesive at the four corners of the region which is the part abutting the resin frame and which faces the inner peripheral edge of the skeleton, and the second separator is attached to the resin frame via the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunori SHIBATA, Hikaru HASEGAWA, Hideo NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11491992
    Abstract: A road abnormality detection apparatus includes: a memory; and a processor having hardware, wherein the processor is configured to: receive, from a traveling vehicle, a road image indicating an image of a surface of a road or a periphery of the road and image capturing position information indicating a position where the road image is captured; recognize a road facility included in the road image and a position of the road facility based on the road image and the image capturing position information; determine whether or not abnormality exists in the road facility by comparing the road facility included in the road image and correctness information that is prepared in advance; and accumulate, in the memory, facility position information indicating the position of the road facility that the abnormality exists in when it is determined that the abnormality exists in the road facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takemura, Makoto Matsushita, Tae Sugimura, Hideo Hasegawa, Tomoaki Umeki
  • Publication number: 20220351299
    Abstract: A controller of an information processing apparatus acquires travel information on a travel by a user from a departure point to a destination, and determines to grant an incentive to the user in a case in which the user is determined to have performed a travel on foot in addition to a travel using a vehicle based on the acquired travel information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tadahiro KASHIWAI, Toyokazu NAKASHIMA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Kazuya IWATA, Shinichiro IIDA, Kiyonori YOSHIDA, Yota SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20220351224
    Abstract: A control unit of an information processing device outputs proposal information for proposing to a user of a vehicle that an incentive is given when the user passes, in the vehicle, a point where traffic frequency becomes less than a predetermined threshold value and stops at a predetermined facility, and determines that the incentive is given to the user when determination is made that the user has passed the point in the vehicle and has stopped at the predetermined facility based on movement information of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadahiro KASHIWAI, Toyokazu NAKASHIMA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Kazuya IWATA, Shinichiro IIDA, Kiyonori YOSHIDA, Yota SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 11487286
    Abstract: A mobile object system includes: an information processing apparatus; and an autonomous travel vehicle. The information processing apparatus transmits to the autonomous travel vehicle first data and second data in association with each other, the first data being information for introducing a content of a commodity or a service to a user, the second data being information regarding a base that provides the commodity or service. The autonomous travel vehicle introduces the commodity or service to the user in the vehicle based on the first data, and moves to the base indicated in the second data upon reception of an instruction from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Hasegawa, Tadahiro Kashiwai, Yusuke Kaneko, Akihiro Yamaguchi, Yuki Ito, Naoki Uenoyama, Takahiro Shiga
  • Publication number: 20220335855
    Abstract: A pre-driving test device includes a control unit that calculates a score of a pre-driving test by outputting request data that requests a user for performing a user operation including, as the pre-driving test, a steering wheel operation, an accelerator operation, a brake operation, or an arbitrary combination of the steering wheel operation, the accelerator operation, and the brake operation, after a vehicle is started and before the vehicle starts moving, acquiring vehicle data recorded in the vehicle while the user operation is being performed, and evaluating the user operation based on the vehicle data acquired, and determines whether to give an incentive to the user by comparing the calculated score with a reference score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadahiro Kashiwai, Toyokazu Nakashima, Hideo Hasegawa, Kazuya Iwata, Shinichiro Iida, Kiyonori Yoshida, Yota Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11475495
    Abstract: An information processing device calculates a quoted price to be presented to a purchase contemplation person for a vehicle. The information processing device includes a control unit that calculates a demand forecast when the purchase contemplation person uses the vehicle as a car-sharing vehicle, calculates an expected income when the purchase contemplation person uses the vehicle as the car-sharing vehicle, based on the demand forecast, and calculates the quoted price based on a vehicle price of the vehicle and the expected income, to present the quoted price to the purchase contemplation person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Takayuki Murase, Tadahiro Kashiwai, Toru Takashima, Hiroaki Hanzawa, Hideo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11470275
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion device including a pixel array in which pixels, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, are arranged in columns, a signal line that is arranged corresponding to one of the columns in the pixel array and to which a signal from the pixel is output, a current source configured to supply the signal line with a driving current; a current adjusting unit configured to control the driving current into a current amount including a first current amount and a second current amount greater than the first current amount, and an assisting element configured to assist a change in a current flowing through the signal line when the driving current changes from the first current amount to the second current amount. The first current amount is a current amount in a state where the driving current is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, So Hasegawa, Yu Katase
  • Publication number: 20220321820
    Abstract: Provided is a signal processing device including a first substrate, a signal generation circuit arranged in the first substrate and configured to generate a reference signal to be used for comparison with a signal output from a pixel, a circuit element arranged in the first substrate and different from the signal generation circuit, and a contact region in which a contact connecting the first substrate and a wiring layer arranged over the first substrate is arranged. In a plan view with respect to the first substrate, the contact region is arranged between the signal generation circuit and the circuit element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Daisuke Yoshida, So Hasegawa, Yu Katase, Hajime Hayami
  • Publication number: 20220321824
    Abstract: A circuit substrate to be laminated on another substrate includes a plurality of signal lines, a plurality of input portions respectively connected to the plurality of signal lines, and each configured to receive a signal from an outside of the circuit substrate, a plurality of signal processing circuits respectively connected to the plurality of input portions via the plurality of signal lines, and a plurality of transistors configured to supply a predetermined voltage to the plurality of signal lines in a state where no signal is input to the plurality of input portions from the outside. A part of the plurality of transistors is connected to a first control line, and another part of the plurality of transistors is connected to a second control line different from the first control line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, So Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20220321812
    Abstract: The photoelectric conversion device includes a pixel including a photoelectric conversion element and outputting a signal corresponding to an amount of charge generated in the photoelectric conversion element, an output line from which a signal of the pixel is output, a clip circuit constituting a source follower circuit and including a transistor having a source connected to the output line and an interconnection connected to a gate of the transistor, and a voltage supply circuit configured to supply a first voltage and a second voltage to the interconnection. A driving power when the interconnection is controlled to the first voltage by the voltage supply circuit and a driving power when the interconnection is controlled to the second voltage by the voltage supply circuit is different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, So Hasegawa, Yu Katase
  • Publication number: 20220309915
    Abstract: A server includes a server communication unit, a server control unit, and a server storage unit, and is connected in a communicable manner to a first vehicle and a second vehicle via the server communication unit. The server control unit transmits an imaging start command to the second vehicle, which runs within a predetermined range from an accident site, in response to the reception of an accident notification associated with positional information on the accident site from the first vehicle, receives an imaged image from the second vehicle, and stores the imaged image into the server storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo HASEGAWA, Keiko KAMEDA, Misa EJIRI, Shintaro NARUSE, Tadahiro KASHIWAI, Naoya OKA, Kensuke KOIKE, Hiroyuki MONJI
  • Publication number: 20220309916
    Abstract: A server includes a server communication unit, a server control unit, and a server storage unit, and is connected in a communicable manner to a first vehicle and a second vehicle via the server communication unit. The server control unit transmits an imaging start command to the second vehicle, which runs within a predetermined range from an accident site, in response to the reception of an accident notification associated with positional information on the accident site from the first vehicle, receives an imaged image from the second vehicle, and stores the imaged image into the server storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo HASEGAWA, Keiko KAMEDA, Misa EJIRI, Shintaro NARUSE, Tadahiro KASHIWAI, Naoya OKA, Kensuke KOIKE, Hiroyuki MONJI
  • Patent number: 11454986
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to be capable of traveling on a road, and includes: a control unit that controls each unit constituting the vehicle; and a projection unit that is capable of projecting an image on the road by control from the control unit, and the projection unit projects a road marking on the road. The road marking is a crosswalk or a marking for traveling of a particular vehicle. The vehicle further includes a traffic signal unit that selectively outputs a color of at least two different colors by control from the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takemura, Makoto Matsushita, Tae Sugimura, Hideo Hasegawa, Tomoaki Umeki