Patents by Inventor Hironobu Hashiguchi

Hironobu Hashiguchi 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: 20210362856
    Abstract: An on-vehicle aircraft control system includes a winding device provided on a landing platform, a connecting member connecting the winding device and an aircraft and wound up or drawn out by the winding device, and a controller controlling the winding device and the aircraft. Upon receipt of a landing request to land the aircraft on the landing platform, the controller winds up the connecting member by the winding device and controls an attitude of the aircraft so as to land the aircraft with a photographing unit provided on the aircraft facing in a specified photographing direction determined in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hironobu HASHIGUCHI, Akira YASUTAKE, Tsuyoshi ARINAGA
  • Publication number: 20210366282
    Abstract: When a start condition determined in advance is satisfied while a vehicle is parked, a controller controls an aircraft such that the aircraft takes off from the vehicle, a photographing unit captures a position notification image including at least the vehicle and notifying a parking position of the vehicle, and the position notification image is transmitted to a mobile terminal having a display unit and carried by a user outside the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hironobu HASHIGUCHI, Takashi IWASE, Akira YASUTAKE, Tsuyoshi ARINAGA
  • Publication number: 20210365692
    Abstract: Upon detection of boarding of a person in a vehicle compartment of a vehicle by a vehicle information detector, a controller controls an aircraft such that the aircraft takes off from the vehicle, a photographing unit photographs a periphery of the vehicle, and a video captured by the photographing unit is transmitted to a communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Hironobu HASHIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10645489
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle including an engine and an audio device for an internal space of a cabin as sound sources disposed at given positions of the vehicle is provided which includes an engine sound localizer configured to localize a first sound generated by the engine to cause a vehicle driver inside the cabin to hear the first sound from a first position, and change the first position, and a traveling state detector configured to detect a traveling state of the vehicle. The engine sound localizer normally sets the first position at a default position and, when a given traveling state is detected by the traveling state detector, changes the first position to a specific position at which the vehicle driver is able to recognize the engine sound more clearly than at the default position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Kenji Asada, Katsumasa Sogame, Hironobu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10583788
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle driven by an engine is provide, which includes an audio device for an internal space of a cabin of the vehicle, and a traveling state determiner configured to determine a traveling state of the vehicle. The audio device is configured to change a quality of a sound reproduced by a sound source and, when the traveling state determined by the traveling state determiner is a given traveling state, degrade the quality of the reproduced sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Hironobu Hashiguchi, Koji Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10425722
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle is provided, which includes an engine and an audio device for an internal space of a cabin, as sound sources disposed at given positions of the vehicle. The system includes an engine sound localizer configured to localize a first sound generated by the engine to cause a vehicle driver inside the cabin to hear the first sound from a first position, an audio sound localizer configured to localize a second sound generated by the audio device to cause the driver to hear the second sound from a second position, a traveling state detector configured to detect a traveling state of the vehicle, and a controller configured to cause the audio sound localizer to change, when a given traveling state is detected by the traveling state detector, the second position in a direction away from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Kenji Asada, Katsumasa Sogame, Hironobu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10359014
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle is provided, which includes as sound sources disposed at given positions of the vehicle, an engine and an audio device for an internal space of a cabin. The system includes an engine sound localizer configured to localize a first sound generated by the engine to cause a vehicle driver inside the cabin to hear the first sound from a first position, and an audio sound localizer configured to localize a second sound generated by the audio device to cause the driver to hear the second sound from a second position. The first and second positions are located forward of the driver in front-and-rear directions of the vehicle and separated from each other by a given distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Kenji Asada, Katsumasa Sogame, Hironobu Hashiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180376244
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle including an engine and an audio device for an internal space of a cabin as sound sources disposed at given positions of the vehicle is provided. The audio device is switchable between a first mode in which an audio sound including both an audible sound and an inaudible sound for a human is reproduced in the cabin and a second mode in which an audio sound including the audible sound but not including the inaudible sound is reproduced in the cabin. The sound system includes a traveling state detector configured to detect a traveling state of the vehicle, and a switch controlling module executable by a processor configured to reproduce the audio sound in the first mode under a condition that a given traveling state is detected by the traveling state detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Katsumasa Sogame, Koji Wakamatsu, Hironobu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10165354
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle including an engine and an audio device for an internal space of a cabin as sound sources disposed at given positions of the vehicle is provided. The audio device is switchable between a first mode in which an audio sound including both an audible sound and an inaudible sound for a human is reproduced in the cabin and a second mode in which an audio sound including the audible sound but not including the inaudible sound is reproduced in the cabin. The sound system includes a traveling state detector configured to detect a traveling state of the vehicle, and a switch controlling module executable by a processor configured to reproduce the audio sound in the first mode under a condition that a given traveling state is detected by the traveling state detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Katsumasa Sogame, Koji Wakamatsu, Hironobu Hashiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180326919
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle driven by an engine is provide, which includes an audio device for an internal space of a cabin of the vehicle, and a traveling state determiner configured to determine a traveling state of the vehicle. The audio device is configured to change a quality of a sound reproduced by a sound source and, when the traveling state determined by the traveling state determiner is a given traveling state, degrade the quality of the reproduced sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Hironobu Hashiguchi, Koji Wakamatsu
  • Publication number: 20180328321
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle is provided, which includes as sound sources disposed at given positions of the vehicle, an engine and an audio device for an internal space of a cabin. The system includes an engine sound localizer configured to localize a first sound generated by the engine to cause a vehicle driver inside the cabin to hear the first sound from a first position, and an audio sound localizer configured to localize a second sound generated by the audio device to cause the driver to hear the second sound from a second position. The first and second positions are located forward of the driver in front-and-rear directions of the vehicle and separated from each other by a given distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Kenji Asada, Katsumasa Sogame, Hironobu Hashiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180332386
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle is provided, which includes an engine and an audio device for an internal space of a cabin, as sound sources disposed at given positions of the vehicle. The system includes an engine sound localizer configured to localize a first sound generated by the engine to cause a vehicle driver inside the cabin to hear the first sound from a first position, an audio sound localizer configured to localize a second sound generated by the audio device to cause the driver to hear the second sound from a second position, a traveling state detector configured to detect a traveling state of the vehicle, and a controller configured to cause the audio sound localizer to change, when a given traveling state is detected by the traveling state detector, the second position in a direction away from the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Kenji Asada, Katsumasa Sogame, Hironobu Hashiguchi
  • Publication number: 20180332388
    Abstract: A sound system for a vehicle including an engine and an audio device for an internal space of a cabin as sound sources disposed at given positions of the vehicle is provided which includes an engine sound localizer configured to localize a first sound generated by the engine to cause a vehicle driver inside the cabin to hear the first sound from a first position, and change the first position, and a traveling state detector configured to detect a traveling state of the vehicle. The engine sound localizer normally sets the first position at a default position and, when a given traveling state is detected by the traveling state detector, changes the first position to a specific position at which the vehicle driver is able to recognize the engine sound more clearly than at the default position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Isao Toda, Kenji Asada, Katsumasa Sogame, Hironobu Hashiguchi