Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Inoue

Hiroshi Inoue 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: 11884218
    Abstract: A wire guide body includes: a vehicle body-side guide portion having a configuration in which a plurality of vehicle body-side link members are coupled so as to form a string and to be capable of being curved as seen in a plan view, the vehicle body-side guide portion being coupled to a vehicle body-side bracket; a door-side guide portion having a configuration in which a plurality of door-side link members are coupled so as to form a string and to be capable of being curved as seen in a plan view, the door-side guide portion being coupled to a door-side bracket; and a relay link member including a vehicle body-side coupling portion that is coupled to the vehicle body-side guide portion, and a door-side coupling portion that is disposed at a position lower than the vehicle body-side coupling portion and that is coupled to the door-side guide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Uno, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11884220
    Abstract: Provided is a wire harness apparatus 80 that uses a protector 10 for a wire harness that includes a body portion 16 into which a wire harness W is to be inserted; a cover body 18 that covers an opening portion 56 of the body portion 16; a joining portion 20 with flexibility that is formed thinner than the body portion 16 and the cover body 18 and rotatably joins the cover body 18 to a first side wall 22a of the body portion 16; a body contact portion 40 provided on the first side wall 22a of the body portion 16; and a cover body contact portion 58 provided on the cover body 18 that transfers a load applied to the cover body 18 to the body portion 16 by the cover body contact portion 58 coming into contact with the body contact portion 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Isoda, Hiroki Uno, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20240002030
    Abstract: A system includes a marine propulsion device, an input, and a controller. The input outputs an operating signal indicating a first mode selected in accordance with an operation thereof, and the controller receives the operating signal. When it is intended to move the watercraft to a target spot from a first spot in the first mode, the controller is configured or programmed to select in which mode, including a bow mode that orients a bow of the watercraft toward the target spot, and a stern mode that orients a stern of the watercraft toward the target spot, the marine propulsion device is controlled depending on a position of the target spot with respect to the first spot so as to control the marine propulsion device such that the watercraft is moved from the first spot to the target spot in the bow mode or the stern mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventor: Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230419754
    Abstract: An information processing device that is usable as a key of a vehicle, the information processing device including: a display section that is configured to display information of at least one other device that is connected to the information processing device; a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and that is configured to: receive a user selection selecting, from the at least one other device displayed at the display section, at least one other device to be operated as a key of the vehicle; and execute duplication processing to each of the selected at least one other device to allow the selected at least one other device to be used as the key of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Katsuharu TACHIBANA, Nana KIKUIRE, Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230419756
    Abstract: A management device that includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein: the memory is configured to store communication information corresponding to versions of a protocol of a digital key that implements a key operation of a vehicle from a terminal registered at the vehicle; and the processor is configured to, in response to receiving a communication request in accordance with a predetermined version of the communication information from the terminal, delete communication information corresponding to a version preceding the predetermined version from the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Katsuharu TACHIBANA, Nana KIKUIRE, Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230413362
    Abstract: A managing device that is configured to: in response to receiving a changing operation of a terminal at which key operation of a vehicle is possible, display, on a display, a candidate for a terminal that can communicate with the vehicle and at which key operation of the vehicle is possible, and display the candidate on the display in a display form that makes the changing operation possible in a case in which a communication status with a server corresponding to the candidate is that communication is possible, and that makes the changing operation impossible in a case in which a communication status with a server corresponding to the candidate is that communication is poor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Katsuharu TACHIBANA, Nana KIKUIRE, Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230406264
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle having: an acquiring section acquiring a notification that permission for usage as a key of the vehicle has been granted from an information processing device to an information processing device; and a control section that, in accordance with acquisition of the notification, controls a presentation for urging the information processing device to communicate via an NFC (Near Field Communication) reader provided at the vehicle, in order to have the information processing device start usage as the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Katsuharu TACHIBANA, Nana KIKUIRE, Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230398958
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to acquire profile information corresponding to an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) policy of a vehicle that is associated with a particular device, and in a case in which another information processing device that operates as a key of the vehicle is to be newly set, based on the profile information, present items, which can be utilized by the other information processing device, in selectable forms, and not present items, which cannot be utilized by the other information processing device, in selectable forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Katsuharu TACHIBANA, Nana KIKUIRE, Hiroshi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11830062
    Abstract: A watercraft rental system is used to rent an owner's watercraft to a user. The watercraft rental system includes a computer and a user terminal. The computer communicates with the watercraft and records rental condition information of the watercraft. The user terminal provides borrowing request information to the computer. The borrowing request information corresponds to a response to the rental condition information. The computer executes a rental process of the watercraft based on the borrowing request information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20230331364
    Abstract: A marine vessel maneuvering system that is able to avoid a collision with an object includes a controller configured or programmed to function as a judging unit to judge whether or not there is a collision possibility of a collision between an object and a marine vessel, wherein the controller is configured or programmed to execute a deceleration control in response to the judging unit judging that there is the collision possibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi INOUE, Katsutoshi NAITO
  • Patent number: 11787516
    Abstract: A steering control apparatus for a marine vessel that is able to automatically reduce chine walk includes a processor to obtain behavior information on a hull, including one or more of a behavior relating to a shift of the hull in a roll direction, a shift of the hull in a yaw direction, a shift of the hull in crosswise direction, a steering load, and a helm operation load. When judging that one or more conditions to change a steering mode to a counter steering mode are satisfied, the processor changes the steering mode to the counter steering mode. In the counter steering mode, the processor controls steering of the marine vessel by performing counter steering so as to reduce at least some of one or more of the behaviors of the hull based on the obtained behavior information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Satoru Hamada, Takeshi Ito
  • Publication number: 20230322341
    Abstract: A collision information providing system provides information about a collision with a marine vessel, and includes a controller configured or programmed to function as a judging unit to judge whether or not there has been a collision of an object with a marine vessel, an information obtaining unit to obtain information about the collision when the judging unit judges that there has been the collision, and a providing unit to provide the information obtained by the information obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi INOUE, Yuuta MORI, Shintaro AOYAGI
  • Publication number: 20230306797
    Abstract: A watercraft positional information managing system in which GPS-based positional information is prevented from being falsified includes a server and a watercraft. The watercraft includes a propulsion device and a communicator to communicate with the server. The communicator includes a position detector to detect positional information of the watercraft. The propulsion device includes an engine and a controller configured or programmed to control the engine. The controller is connected to the communicator and outputs data related to the engine to the communicator. The communicator transmits the data related to the engine and the positional information of the watercraft to the server. The server receives the data related to the engine and the positional information of the watercraft and determines whether or not the positional information of the watercraft is genuine based on the data related to the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi INOUE, Tomoaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20230306799
    Abstract: A marine propulsion device information transmitting and receiving system includes a watercraft and a server. The watercraft includes an engine and a controller to control the engine. The controller encrypts an operating time of the engine and data related to the engine with an encryption key associated with information unique to the engine. The watercraft includes a communicator to transmit the information unique to the engine, the encrypted operating time of the engine, and the encrypted data related to the engine to the server. The server decrypts the encrypted operating time of the engine and the encrypted data related to the engine with the encryption key associated with the information unique to the engine, and determines whether or not the decrypted data related to the engine are genuine based on the decrypted operating time of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroshi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11767093
    Abstract: A control device of a marine propulsion device, which has an engine and a propeller and is mounted on a hull. The control device includes a processor, and a non-transitory storage medium having program instructions stored thereon. The execution of the program instructions by the processor causes the control device to acquire a rotation speed of the engine or a rotation speed of the propeller, acquire a torque of the engine, acquire a speed of the hull, and determine whether a ventilation of the engine has occurred based on at least two among the acquired rotation speed, the acquired engine torque, and the acquired hull speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20230277147
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus is provided with an X-ray source, a detector, a C-shaped arm, a hose for accommodating wiring, the hose including a base side portion and an opposite side portion, a base including a C-shaped arm support portion and a hose attachment portion to which the base side portion is rotatably attached, a biasing member for biasing the base side portion of the hose to rotate about the hose attachment portion in the first rotation direction outwardly away from the C-shaped arm, and an image processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Yoshihide MAGARI, Hiroshi INOUE, Atsuo SAITO, Toru HAYAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230278670
    Abstract: A marine vessel rental system that permits/prohibits starting of a driving source of a marine vessel in response to time and a marine vessel location includes a generator to generate an electronic key associated with information about a marine vessel for rent and information about a rental period in response to a request from a user terminal, and to transmit the information to the user terminal, a controller configured or programmed to permit starting of the driving source based on a condition that a current time belongs to the rental period corresponding to the electronic key, and an obtainer configured or programmed to obtain location information of the marine vessel. When the rental period corresponding to the electronic key has ended and the location information indicates that the marine vessel is located within a predetermined area, the controller is configured or programmed to prohibit the start of the driving source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230273426
    Abstract: A light reflecting member has a mirror face adapted to reflect incident light. A first arm member and a second arm member are bonded to the light reflecting member. A first actuator and a second actuator are configured to cause the first arm member and the second arm member respectively to displace in a direction intersecting the mirror face to change an angle of the mirror face relative to the incident light. A thermal expansion coefficient of a material forming the light reflecting member is smaller than a thermal expansion coefficient of a material forming each of the first arm member and the second arm member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230271682
    Abstract: A usage management system includes a use rights management server and a user terminal. A controller of a vessel propulsion apparatus operates a prime mover in a permission mode to permit an output exceeding a predetermined limit output if use permission is provided from the user terminal, and operates the prime mover in a non-permission mode to prohibit an output exceeding the predetermined limit output if use permission is not provided from the user terminal. The user terminal enters an active state to allow issuance of use permission if a use-permission notification is received from the use rights management server, and enters a non-active state to prohibit issuance of use permission if a use-permission notification is not received from the use rights management server. The use rights management server transmits a use-permission notification or a use-non-permission notification in accordance with use rights information concerning the vessel propulsion apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Eiichi HIROSE, Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230264788
    Abstract: At least a portion of a setting pattern of functions relating to a boat is automatically changed in response to execution of activation operations different from one another. The boat includes a controller configured or programmed to activate the boat by each of a plurality of different activation operations. When an activation operation of the activation operations satisfying a first condition is executed, the controller sets functions relating to the boat with the first setting pattern. When an activation operation not satisfying the first condition is executed, the controller sets functions relating to the boat with a second setting pattern having setting contents at least partially different from the first setting pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroshi INOUE