Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Aminaka

Hiroaki Aminaka 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: 20240196320
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a communication part for selecting one of a first antenna and a second antenna and for being capable of communicating via a wireless connection with a base station connected to the first antenna and the second antenna, the first antenna being installed at a first location across a first road, the second antenna being installed at a second location across a second road intersecting the first road; a traffic flow detection part for detecting a traffic flow on at least one of the first road and the second road; and a selection part for selecting an antenna to be connected from the first antenna and the second antenna depending on the traffic flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki OGATA, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kosel KOBAYASHI, Kei YANAGISAWA, Jun TAKASAWA
  • Patent number: 12004018
    Abstract: A radio network (6) and a radio terminal (4) are configured to, when the radio terminal (4) is using a first cell (10) served by a first radio station (1) as a primary cell and a second cell (20) served by a second radio station (2) as a secondary cell, change the primary cell from the first cell (10) to a third cell (30) served by a third radio station (3) while keeping communication status information regarding the radio terminal (1) on the second cell (20). It is thus, for example, possible to enable a communication service in the secondary cell to be continued even after the primary cell is changed when the primary cell is changed during execution of carrier aggregation (e.g., Inter-eNB CA) on a plurality of cells served by different radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Publication number: 20240169460
    Abstract: A boarding assistance system includes a reception part for receiving a combination of information of a passenger vehicle which has been reserved by a user and information of the user who has reserved from a vehicle allocation system which allocates a passenger vehicle; an image acquisition part for acquiring a shot image of the user who has reserved by selecting any of the plurality of fixed-point cameras installed on a roadside based on the information of the user; and a display part for displaying information for identifying the user of the passenger vehicle on a predetermined display apparatus using the shot image of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kosei KOBAYASHI, Tetsuro HASEGAWA, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kei YANAGISAWA, Kazuki OGATA
  • Publication number: 20240169836
    Abstract: A boarding support system, comprises: reception part for receiving an information of a taxicab reserved by a user of the taxicab from a dispatch system executing dispatch of the taxicab; image acquiring part for acquiring an image based on the information of a taxicab, in which the taxicab running for picking up as a response to a reservation is captured from a fixed-point camera which is installed at a predetermined position on a road and capable of taking an image of a taxicab running for picking up the user; and display part for causing a predetermined display device to display an information for identifying the taxicab by using the taxicab image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kosei KOBAYASHI, Tetsuro HASEGAWA, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kei YANAGISAWA, Kazuki 0GATA
  • Publication number: 20240169840
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a parking management apparatus and the like each adapted to control traffic congestion near parking lots and perform management of parking lots more efficiently. A parking management apparatus includes a parking-lot-inside-state measurement unit configured to measure a congestion state inside a parking lot, a determining unit configured to determine, based on the measured congestion state inside the parking lot, a location of issuance of an electronic numbered ticket for the parking lot, and an issuing unit configured to issue the electronic numbered ticket when the vehicle reaches a location in a neighborhood of the location that has been determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki OGATA, Tersuro HASEGAWA, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kosei KOBAYASHI, Kei YANAGISAWA
  • Publication number: 20240169723
    Abstract: An information providing system comprises detection means detecting an evaluation target person who is a potential user of a public transportation based on image input from a camera; evaluation means calculating at least one of a first evaluation value indicating a possibility of use of public transportation by the evaluation target person and a second evaluation value indicating a possibility of use of an alternative transportation by the evaluation target person based on a timetable of a public transportation geographically nearest to current location of the evaluation target person; and transmission means transmitting at least one of the first evaluation value and the second evaluation value to a predetermined terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki AMINAKA, Tetsuro HASEGAWA, Kosei KOBAYASHI, Kei YANAGISAWA, Kazuki OGATA
  • Publication number: 20240161626
    Abstract: A passenger information collection system is capable of acquiring a photographic image from a camera installed in a periphery of a road and including: a reception part that receives user information on a user who made a reservation from a vehicle dispatching system that dispatches a passenger vehicle; an image acquisition part that acquires a photographic image of a person who made a dispatch request for a taxicab, from the camera based on the user information; a confirmation part that confirms whether or not a person is wearing a mask based on an image of the person in the photographic image; and a transmission part that transmits information of whether or not the person who made the dispatch request for the taxicab is wearing a mask to a terminal of a company to which the dispatch request for the taxicab is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kei YANAGISAWA, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kazuki OGATA, Kosei KOBAYASHI, Tetsuro HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20240163781
    Abstract: To provide a communication device, a communication system, and a communication method that can easily make contact, the communication device comprises: a receiving unit configured to receive communication information including identification information on a destination user from a first terminal; at least one processor configured to execute an instructions to select, on the basis of the identification information, one among a first network to which a first communication module associated with the user can be connected and a second network to which a second communication module associated with the user can be connected and which is different from the first network; and a unit configured to transmit, via the network selected by the at least one processor, information related to the communication information to the communication module that can be connected to the selected network, among the first communication module and the second communication module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru YANAI, Hiroaki Aminaka, Motoharu Ohtake, Masaaki Ootake, Kei Yanagisawa, Kosei Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20240153276
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (10) includes: determination means (11) for determining a range for providing notification of information regarding a specific object on the basis of a moving direction of the specific object detected on the basis of an image, a position where the image has been captured, and an elapsed time since the image has been captured; and transmission means (12) for transmitting the information regarding the specific object to a device corresponding to the range determined by the determination means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kei YANAGISAWA, Tetsuro HASEGAWA, Kosei KOBAYASHI, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kazuki OGATA
  • Publication number: 20240147203
    Abstract: In one aspect, a reception means receives, from a roadside device, first information transmitted from a mobile body by using a first wireless communication. An identification means identifies, based on information of a terminal apparatus to be managed by an information management means, the terminal apparatus being located in the vicinity of the mobile body that has transmitted the first information. A transmission means transmits second information generated based on the first information, to the terminal apparatus identified by the identification means via a second wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kosei KOBAYASHI, Tetsuji KAWATSU, Kazuki OGATA, Yuji SATO, Tetsuya TAKAKI, Jun TAKASAWA, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kei YANAGISAWA
  • Publication number: 20240137744
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a communication terminal capable of preventing an operator of the communication terminal from recognizing processing running in the communication terminal. A communication terminal (10) according to the present disclosure includes a communication unit (11) that transmits an emergency message and a control unit (12) that disables a user's operation of the communication terminal or a function executed by a user's operation of the communication terminal after the emergency message is transmitted, and the communication unit (11) starts data communication with a monitoring terminal and transmits data to the monitoring terminal while the function is disabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Motoharu Ohtake, Kosel Kobayashi, Hiroaki Aminaka, Shinji Miyazaki, Tomoaki Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20240129849
    Abstract: The present disclosure makes it possible to effectively reduce power consumption of a roadside wireless communication apparatus. A determination means (21) determines whether a moving body exists on a roadway leading to an intersection. A control means (22) controls a transmission output of a wireless signal being output from a wireless communication apparatus (30), based on a lighting state of a traffic light installed at the intersection and a determination result of the determination means (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kosel KOBAYASHI, Kei YANAGISAWA, Kazuki OGATA, Jun TAKASAWA
  • Publication number: 20240127350
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (10) includes: an acquisition means (11) for acquiring information based on a sensor that measures information regarding a road; a generation means (12) for generating information indicating an accident situation according to an insurer based on the information acquired by the acquisition means; and a transmission means (13) for transmitting the information indicating the accident situation generated by the generation means to an apparatus of the insurer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Hasegawa, Hiroaki Aminaka, Kazuki Ogata, Kei Yanagisawa, Kosei Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20240127595
    Abstract: A notification device according to an example embodiment of the present disclosure includes at least one memory configured to store instructions; and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to: detect occurrence of an accident from a video captured by one or a plurality of cameras, analyze the video to derive detailed information regarding an analysis target person involved with the accident, determine a coping method for the analysis target person on the basis of the detailed information; and notify the notification target of the determined coping method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kosei Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hasegawa, Hiroaki Aminaka, Kei Yanagisawa, Kazuki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20240062257
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a parking management apparatus and the like that appropriately determine a fee or a free parking period of a parking lot according to a congestion condition in an external vicinity of the parking lot. The parking management apparatus according to the present disclosure may include: an external condition measuring unit that measures a congestion condition in an external vicinity of a parking lot, based on an image acquired from an imaging unit; and a determining unit that determines a fee or a free parking period of the parking lot, based on a measured congestion condition in the external vicinity of the parking lot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kei YANAGISAWA, Hiroaki Aminaka, Kosei Kobayashi, Kazuki Ogata, Tetsuro Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20240064843
    Abstract: A radio terminal (3) can perform carrier aggregation using a first cell (10) of a first radio station (1) and a second cell (20) of a second radio station (2). The first radio station (1) performs, with the radio terminal (3), radio resource control for the first cell (10) and the second cell (20) in order to perform the carrier aggregation. At least one of the second radio station (2) and the radio terminal (3) is configured to transmit, to the first radio station (10), information about a problem occurring in a radio link in the second cell (20) between the second radio station (20) and the radio terminal (30) while the carrier aggregation of the first cell (10) and the second cell (20) is being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi FUTAKI, Hiroaki AMINAKA
  • Publication number: 20240062637
    Abstract: A tracking support system includes a position calculating section connected with a plurality of cameras arranged in a predetermined monitoring area to transmit video images imaged by the plurality of cameras and configured to calculate a position of the tracking target based on the video images received from the plurality of cameras; a tracker selecting section configured to select a tracker to be instructed to track the tracking target, based on position information of the terminal received from the terminal and the calculated position of the tracking target; and an information transmitting section configured to transmit information of a distance between the tracking target and the terminal during the tracking of the tracking target to the terminal carried by the selected tracker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi OHTSUJI, Kazushi MURAOKA, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Dai KANETOMO, Norio YAMAGAKI, Takashi YOSHINAGA
  • Publication number: 20240054888
    Abstract: An information provision system connected to a fixed point camera installed in an area to be serviced includes: using an image captured by the fixed-point camera(s), and identifying passenger vehicles passing on a road, distinguishing whether the passenger vehicle is empty or not using the image captured by the fixed-point camera(s), generating a map including a distribution of passenger vehicles in state by state within the service-target area using the results of the identification by the first and second identification part; and transmitting the map to a predetermined terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki OGATA, Tetsuro HASEGAWA, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kosei KOBAYASHI, Kei YANAGISAWA
  • Publication number: 20240038062
    Abstract: An information provision apparatus includes: a data acquisition part that acquires data from a sensor(s) installed to grasp movement of a vehicle(s) traveling on a road; a database that accumulates primary data acquired by the sensor(s); a user-specific processing content storage part that stores a user-specific processing content(s) defining a processing content(s) on the primary data for each data user; a data processing part that reads out the user-specific processing content(s) stored in the user-specific processing content storage part and creates secondary data for the data user(s) from the primary data; and a data transmission part that transmits the secondary data to the data user(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro HASEGAWA, Takayuki SASAKI, Hiroaki AMINAKA, Kazuki OGATA, Kei YANAGISAWA, Kosei KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11882470
    Abstract: A wireless communication system comprises: a setting notifying means for notifying, to a radio terminal, setting information related to at least one of the radio terminal's collection of measurement information and the radio terminal's reporting of the measurement information to a radio network; a status notifying means for notifying, to the radio network, a status related to at least one of the radio terminal's collection of the measurement information and the radio terminal's reporting of the measurement information; and a re-establishing means for receiving the status and determining whether to re-establish the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Kosei Kobayashi, Hiroaki Aminaka