Patents by Inventor Hidetoshi Kadoya

Hidetoshi Kadoya 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: 10417291
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to provide a result of a search according to a search input given via an input unit so as to provide, as the result of the search, information that matches registered user information associated with a particular registered user. The information processing apparatus includes a matching information search unit that retrieves information that matches the registered user information according to the search input, a matching level calculation unit that calculates a matching level, with respect to the registered user information, of the information obtained as the result of the search performed by the matching information search unit, and a search result providing unit that provides, together with the result of the search, the matching level with respect to the registered user information calculated by the matching level calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kadoya, Wataru Oikubo, Taro Iwamoto, Kiyozumi Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20190196184
    Abstract: In a display system, a HUD displays a virtual marker D indicating a vehicle shape which guides a traveling direction of a user's vehicle. The display system measures an inter-vehicle distance between the user's vehicle and a forward vehicle and determines a display position and a display size of the virtual marker in accordance with the inter-vehicle distance. The virtual marker is shifted to a near side of the user's vehicle when the inter-vehicle distance is small, whereas the virtual marker is shifted to a far side of the user's vehicle when the inter-vehicle distance is large. A portion of the virtual marker is brought into a non-display state as if the portion is absorbed into the user's vehicle when the inter-vehicle distance is reduced, and the virtual marker is not displayed when the distance is further reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takizawa, Hidetoshi Kadoya, Takaki Okino
  • Publication number: 20190182435
    Abstract: When a vehicle stops due to a red light, an image of a scene viewed from a virtual point of view, which moves along a virtual point-of-view moving route, in a virtual line-of-sight direction is displayed on a head-up display. Assuming that a next intersection at which to change lane according to a guidance route is the target intersection, a combination of the virtual point of view and virtual line-of-sight direction is gradually changed from a combination in which a scene is viewed from the point of view of the user in the forward direction of the vehicle to a combination for taking a bird's eye view of a geographic range that includes the current position of the vehicle and then to a combination for taking a bird's eye view of a geographic range that includes the target intersection from a point near the target intersection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakayama, Hidetoshi Kadoya
  • Publication number: 20180181122
    Abstract: When the automobile is changed to the manual driving mode, the control device starts acceptance as the operation of the touch pad as an operation on the application system that displays the screen on the heads-up display, and when the automobile is in the autonomous driving mode, the control device starts acceptance of the operation of the touch pad as an operation on the application system that displays the screen on the center display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kadoya, Taro Iwamoto, Shu Takahara
  • Publication number: 20160314128
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to provide a result of a search according to a search input given via an input unit so as to provide, as the result of the search, information that matches registered user information associated with a particular registered user. The information processing apparatus includes a matching information search unit that retrieves information that matches the registered user information according to the search input, a matching level calculation unit that calculates a matching level, with respect to the registered user information, of the information obtained as the result of the search performed by the matching information search unit, and a search result providing unit that provides, together with the result of the search, the matching level with respect to the registered user information calculated by the matching level calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kadoya, Wataru Oikubo, Taro Iwamoto, Kiyozumi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8190995
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and an information selecting method are disclosed which can easily restore an original state after checking the result of executing predetermined processing based on different information. If an operator of an operation unit is pressed in an already processed state where a processing execution unit is executing predetermined processing using already selected information set in a selected information memory, information assigned to the operator is newly set in the selected information memory to execute the predetermined processing with the processing execution unit. After that, if the pressed operator is released, the processing execution unit is restored to the already processed state. With this operation, after checking a new processing state using different information from already selected information by pressing an operator, the already processed state can be restored simply by releasing the pressed operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takizawa, Wataru Oikubo, Syu Takahara, Hironaga Ogawa, Hidetoshi Kadoya
  • Publication number: 20100100647
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and an information selecting method are disclosed which can easily restore an original state after checking the result of executing predetermined processing based on different information. If an operator of an operation unit is pressed in an already processed state where a processing execution unit is executing predetermined processing using already selected information set in a selected information memory, information assigned to the operator is newly set in the selected information memory to execute the predetermined processing with the processing execution unit. After that, if the pressed operator is released, the processing execution unit is restored to the already processed state. With this operation, after checking a new processing state using different information from already selected information by pressing an operator, the already processed state can be restored simply by releasing the pressed operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Takizawa, Wataru Oikubo, Syu Takahara, Hironaga Ogawa, Hidetoshi Kadoya
  • Patent number: 6998969
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus for a vehicle includes an outside switch provided outside of a vehicle for detecting an opening operation of a door from the outside of the vehicle, an actuator for releasing an engagement of a latch mechanism of the door, a control device electrically connected to the outside switch for driving the actuator in response to the opening operation of the door being detected by the outside switch, and a detecting device for detecting an impact added to the vehicle. When the detecting device detects the impact added to the vehicle, the control device disables the opening operation of the door being detected by the outside switch within a first predetermined time from the detection of the impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takaya Aiyama, Koichi Hirota, Norikazu Kobayashi, Takayuki Ohta, Koji Aoki, Hidetoshi Kadoya
  • Patent number: 6881912
    Abstract: A door open/close operating device includes an operating switch, a control device, an actuator, an output member and an auxiliary power source, and these components are integrally formed. A purpose of the invention is providing the door open/close operating device for enhancing flexibility of assembling the door open/close operating device to the vehicle's door and reducing a man-hour for assembling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norikazu Kobayashi, Koichi Hirota, Koji Aoki, Hidetoshi Kadoya, Kazuyoshi Mori
  • Publication number: 20040124027
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus for a vehicle includes an outside switch provided outside of a vehicle for detecting an opening operation of a door from the outside of the vehicle, an actuator for releasing an engagement of a latch mechanism of the door, a control device electrically connected to the outside switch for driving the actuator in response to the opening operation of the door being detected by the outside switch, and a detecting device for detecting an impact added to the vehicle. When the detecting device detects the impact added to the vehicle, the control device disables the opening operation of the door being detected by the outside switch within a first predetermined time from the detection of the impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaya Aiyama, Koichi Hirota, Norikazu Kobayashi, Takayuki Ohta, Koji Aoki, Hidetoshi Kadoya
  • Publication number: 20040058563
    Abstract: A door open/close operating device includes an operating switch, a control device, an actuator, an output member and an auxiliary power source, and these components are integrally formed. A purpose of the invention is providing the door open/close operating device for enhancing flexibility of assembling the door open/close operating device to the vehicle's door and reducing a man-hour for assembling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norikazu Kobayashi, Koichi Hirota, Koji Aoki, Hidetoshi Kadoya, Kazuyoshi Mori