Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Sugiura

Hiroaki Sugiura 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: 10133253
    Abstract: An operation limiting device applicable to a wide variety of machine tools and which improves the freedom of setting an operation limiting area. Two or three drive axes (Xa, Za) in different directions are designated from among a plurality of drive axes in the machine tool and the designated drive axes (Xa, Za) form the two or three dimensional coordinate system. An area (Ar) for limiting the operation of the mobile body is set in the two or three dimensional coordinate system. A drive axis (Xa) which is in operation is determined, and in the two or three coordinate system including the drive axis which is in operation the operation of the mobile body is limited when the mobile body enters into the limiting area (Ar).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimizu, Hiroaki Sugiura, Toshihiro Yonezu
  • Patent number: 9528602
    Abstract: A door control system with transmission control includes a transmission control apparatus for controlling a shift-by-wire type transmission and a door control apparatus for controlling opening and closing of a door of a vehicle. The door control apparatus outputs a shift lock request to the transmission control apparatus when a door switch is manipulated to open. The door control apparatus checks whether a shift range signal is a non-drive range by setting a delay from the output of the shift lock request. When the shift range is the non-drive range, the door control apparatus opens the door. When the door switch is manipulated to close, the transmission control apparatus does not output the shift lock request and closes the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20150248124
    Abstract: An operation limiting device applicable to a wide variety of machine tools and which improves the freedom of setting an operation limiting area. Two or three drive axes (Xa, Za) in different directions are designated from among a plurality of drive axes in the machine tool and the designated drive axes (Xa, Za) form the two or three dimensional coordinate system. An area (Ar) for limiting the operation of the mobile body is set in the two or three dimensional coordinate system. A drive axis (Xa) which is in operation is determined, and in the two or three coordinate system including the drive axis which is in operation the operation of the mobile body is limited when the mobile body enters into the limiting area (Ar).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimizu, Hiroaki Sugiura, Toshihiro Yonezu
  • Publication number: 20150203127
    Abstract: A door control system with transmission control includes a transmission control apparatus for controlling a shift-by-wire type transmission and a door control apparatus for controlling opening and closing of a door of a vehicle. The door control apparatus outputs a shift lock request to the transmission control apparatus when a door switch is manipulated to open. The door control apparatus checks whether a shift range signal is a non-drive range by setting a delay from the output of the shift lock request. When the shift range is the non-drive range, the door control apparatus opens the door. When the door switch is manipulated to close, the transmission control apparatus does not output the shift lock request and closes the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroaki SUGIURA
  • Patent number: 9024785
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs distribute traffic information including information on a wrong-way vehicle traveling in a wrong-way direction opposite to a designated travel direction of a road. The systems, methods, and programs distributes the traffic information to the target vehicle, determine a reporting range of the wrong-way vehicle information based on a wrong-way vehicle position. When an end-point distance is equal to or larger than a predetermined reference distance, the systems, methods, and programs set a wrong-way section as the reporting range. When the end-point distance is less than the reference distance, the systems, methods, and programs set the wrong-way section and at least one road section which is adjacent to the wrong-way section as the reporting range. When the target vehicle is in the reporting range, the systems, methods, and programs send the traffic information including the wrong-way vehicle information to the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Mochizuki, Tomoki Kubota, Hiroaki Sugiura, Masatoshi Takahara
  • Patent number: 9008968
    Abstract: Search criterion information, which indicates a search criterion is transmitted to a search server, destination point information on a destination point, which is a point found by the search server based on the search criterion, is obtained, a candidate point database that stores candidate point information on a candidate point connected to a road in association with the candidate point is searched, the candidate point associated with the candidate point information having a similarity to the destination point information, higher than or equal to a predetermined reference similarity, is identified as an arrival point, and first guidance information that indicates a first route to the arrival point is generated when the arrival point has been identified and second guidance information that indicates a second route to a point closest to the destination point among points on roads is generated when the arrival point has not been identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Sugiura, Kenji Nagase, Kuniaki Tanaka, Tomoki Kodan, Akira Saito
  • Patent number: 8886364
    Abstract: A support control unit for determining a traveling condition of a host vehicle during an exit from a main road to an access road determines whether or not the condition of the host vehicle at a given point in time corresponds to an exit start scene or an exit completion scene for detecting the start of an exit or completion of the exit on the basis of a host vehicle position, route data, map rendering data, or lane information including at least road surface marking positions, and determines that an exit start timing or an exit completion timing of the host vehicle has arrived when the condition is determined to correspond to the exit start scene or the exit completion scene. Hence, during the exit from the main road to the access road, the traveling condition of the host vehicle can be determined accurately. The support control unit also determines the traveling condition of the host vehicle during convergence with the main road from the access road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masatoshi Takahara, Teru Konishi, Hiroaki Sugiura, Masaki Nakamura, Koichi Hara, Daisuke Konaka
  • Patent number: 8797616
    Abstract: This invention relates to a conversion table compression method of compressing a conversion table and storing the conversion table in a storage medium, including an axial difference creating step of creating an axial difference table by calculating, from data stored in the conversion table, the difference values between grid points adjacent in predetermined directions along a plurality of axes which define the input space of the conversion table, a compressing step of compressing the axial difference table to create compressed data, and a storing step of storing the compressed data in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sugiura, Kazuyoshi Sumiuchi, Koji Ito
  • Patent number: 8783932
    Abstract: A planar light source device includes a first light source for emitting a first light ray having a punctate spatial luminance distribution; a second light source for emitting a second light ray; a first spatial luminance distribution conversion portion for changing the first light ray to a linear spatial luminance distribution; a second spatial luminance distribution conversion portion for changing a spatial luminance distribution of the first and second light rays to a planar spatial luminance distribution; wherein the first light ray is a laser light; the second light ray has a divergence angle larger than the divergence angle of the first light ray when the first light ray is emitted from the first light source; and a slow-axis direction of the first light ray entering the second spatial luminance distribution conversion portion is parallel to an outgoing direction of the planar light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Rena Nishitani, Tomohiro Sasagawa, Eiji Niikura, Kuniko Kojima, Jun Someya, Hiroaki Sugiura, Kazuhiko Tsutsumi, Akihiro Nagase
  • Publication number: 20140195156
    Abstract: Search criterion information, which indicates a search criterion is transmitted to a search server, destination point information on a destination point, which is a point found by the search server based on the search criterion, is obtained, a candidate point database that stores candidate point information on a candidate point connected to a road in association with the candidate point is searched, the candidate point associated with the candidate point information having a similarity to the destination point information, higher than or equal to a predetermined reference similarity, is identified as an arrival point, and first guidance information that indicates a first route to the arrival point is generated when the arrival point has been identified and second guidance information that indicates a second route to a point closest to the destination point among points on roads is generated when the arrival point has not been identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Sugiura, Kenji Nagase, Kuniaki Tanaka, Tomoki Kodan, Akira Saito
  • Patent number: 8648859
    Abstract: An intermediate image generating means (1) generates a horizontal intermediate image (D1h) and a vertical intermediate image (D1v) by extracting components of an input image (DIN) in a particular frequency band; an intermediate image processing means (2) generates a horizontal image (D2Bh) and a vertical image (D2Bv) by performing non-linear processing (2A) and high-frequency component generation (2B); an intermediate image (D2) is obtained by combining these horizontal and vertical images by performing weighted addition for each pixel and is added (3) to the input image (DIN) to obtain an enhanced output image (DOUT). Even if the input image includes a fold-over component on the high-frequency side or does not include an adequate high-frequency component, adequate image enhancement processing can be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Toyoda, Shotaro Moriya, Noritaka Okuda, Satoshi Yamanaka, Koji Minami, Hiroaki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8633812
    Abstract: An accelerator opening determining unit determines whether an accelerator opening achieved through an accelerator operation by a driver of a vehicle exceeds an upper limit value thereof. A travel distance adding-up unit adds up a travel distance within accelerator-opening upper limit value when the accelerator opening is not determined to exceed the upper limit value. When the accelerator opening is determined to exceed the upper limit value, the travel distance adding-up unit adds up a travel distance exceeding accelerator-opening upper limit value. A fuel-saving driving rating unit rates the driving of the driver based on each added-up value added up by the travel distance adding-up unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Fujitsu Ten Limited, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Harumoto, Kouei Kiyo, Shojiro Takeuchi, Naoki Miura, Masaki Nakamura, Hiroaki Sugiura, Yoshio Yamatani, Junichi Nonomura
  • Patent number: 8583355
    Abstract: A road shape estimating device has a data obtaining processing unit for obtaining interpolation point data for a plurality of shape interpolation points which are set along a road and represent a shape of the road, a radius calculation processing unit for calculating a radius of curvature at each of the shape interpolation points based on the interpolation point data for a predetermined section of the road, a corner detection processing unit for detecting a corner in the predetermined section based on the radii of curvature, and a corner dividing processing unit for dividing the corner at a shape interpolation point having a radius of curvature equal to or larger than a threshold in the detected corner. The threshold is set corresponding to an average value of radii of curvature at respective shape interpolation points in the detected corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Fukumoto, Hiroaki Sugiura, Takayuki Toujyou
  • Patent number: 8576452
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a dividing unit configured to divide image data into pieces of print scan image data for the plurality of print scans, a quantization unit configured to quantize the pieces of print scan image data, and a generation unit configured to generate pieces of print data for the plurality of print scans on the basis of the quantized pieces of print scan image data. In a case where a density represented by the pieces of print scan image data is a low density, the quantization unit quantizes the pieces of print scan image data so that they are mutually exclusive in the plurality of print scans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hansaki, Takatoshi Ota, Hiroaki Sugiura, Koji Ito
  • Patent number: 8548670
    Abstract: A shift lever position determining unit determines whether a shift lever position of a vehicle satisfies predetermined conditions. If the shift lever position is determined to satisfy the predetermined conditions, a travel distance adding-up unit adds up an optimum shift lever position travel distance. If the shift lever position is determined not to satisfy the predetermined conditions, the travel distance adding-up unit adds up an inappropriate shift lever position travel distance. A fuel-saving driving rating unit rates driving by a driver based on each added-up value added up by the travel distance adding-up unit. A fuel-saving driving advice generating unit notifies the driver of fuel-saving driving advice together with a rating result in accordance with the rating result. Therefore, it is possible to encourage the driver to select an optimum shift lever position with high fuel efficiency and thereby to improve the driver's knowledge and awareness of the fuel-saving driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: Fujitsu Ten Limited, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Harumoto, Kouei Kiyo, Shojiro Takeuchi, Naoki Miura, Masaki Nakamura, Hiroaki Sugiura, Yoshio Yamatani, Junichi Nonomura
  • Patent number: 8508354
    Abstract: An accelerator-off, fuel-cut traveling determining unit determines whether the number of engine revolutions of a vehicle is equal to or higher than a predetermined value, whether an accelerator opening rate is equal to or lower than a predetermined value, and whether a traveling state is an accelerator-off, fuel-cut traveling state where a quantity of fuel injection to an engine is 0. When it is determined that the traveling state is the accelerator-off, fuel-cut traveling state, the traveling distance adding-up unit adds up accelerator-off, fuel-cut traveling distances. A fuel-saving driving rating unit rates driving by a driver based on each of the added-up values which were added up by the traveling distance adding-up unit. A fuel-saving driving advice generating unit notifies the driver of a fuel-saving driving advice together with a rating result in accordance with the rating result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Fujitsu Ten Limited, Toyota Jidoshakabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Harumoto, Kouei Kiyo, Shojiro Takeuchi, Naoki Miura, Masaki Nakamura, Hiroaki Sugiura, Yoshio Yamatani, Junichi Nonomura, Nobutaka Tauchi
  • Publication number: 20130162448
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs distribute traffic information including information on a wrong-way vehicle traveling in a wrong-way direction opposite to a designated travel direction of a road. The systems, methods, and programs distributes the traffic information to the target vehicle, determine a reporting range of the wrong-way vehicle information based on a wrong-way vehicle position. When an end-point distance is equal to or larger than a predetermined reference distance, the systems, methods, and programs set a wrong-way section as the reporting range. When the end-point distance is less than the reference distance, the systems, methods, and programs set the wrong-way section and at least one road section which is adjacent to the wrong-way section as the reporting range. When the target vehicle is in the reporting range, the systems, methods, and programs send the traffic information including the wrong-way vehicle information to the target vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Atsushi MOCHIZUKI, Tomoki KUBOTA, Hiroaki SUGIURA, Masatoshi TAKAHARA
  • Patent number: 8405851
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus configured to read a document at a second resolution based on a result of reading the document at a first resolution generates image data with low data amount having small data amount from image data-for-save that has been read at the second resolution and transfers the image data with low data amount taking priority over the image data-for-save to an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus is configured to notify a user that next reading processing is acceptable when receiving of the image data with low data amount is completed. The image processing apparatus is configured to receive and store the image data-for-save according to the next reading processing instructed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroaki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20130033901
    Abstract: A planar light source device includes a first light source for emitting a first light ray having a punctate spatial luminance distribution; a second light source for emitting a second light ray; a first spatial luminance distribution conversion portion for changing the first light ray to a linear spatial luminance distribution; a second spatial luminance distribution conversion portion for changing a spatial luminance distribution of the first and second light rays to a planar spatial luminance distribution; wherein the first light ray is a laser light; the second light ray has a divergence angle larger than the divergence angle of the first light ray when the first light ray is emitted from the first light source; and a slow-axis direction of the first light ray entering the second spatial luminance distribution conversion portion is parallel to an outgoing direction of the planar light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rena Nishitani, Tomohiro Sasagawa, Eiji Niikura, Kuniko Kojima, Jun Someya, Hiroaki Sugiura, Kazuhiko Tsutsumi, Akihiro Nagase
  • Patent number: 8363292
    Abstract: This invention relates to a conversion table compression method of compressing a conversion table and storing the conversion table in a storage medium, including an axial difference creating step of creating an axial difference table by calculating, from data stored in the conversion table, the difference values between grid points adjacent in predetermined directions along a plurality of axes which define the input space of the conversion table, a compressing step of compressing the axial difference table to create compressed data, and a storing step of storing the compressed data in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sugiura, Kazuyoshi Sumiuchi, Koji Ito