Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Yamanaka

Hiroshi Yamanaka 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: 11214197
    Abstract: A vehicle surrounding area monitoring device comprises a processor including a top perspective view image producing section taking images of a surrounding area of a vehicle and synthesizing the images into a top perspective view image and displaying the top perspective view image on a display. The processor further includes a vehicle running direction information receiving section receiving information on a direction in which the vehicle is running from a control device to control the vehicle to run frontward or rearward. The top perspective view image producing section produces a frontward top perspective view image of the vehicle and the surrounding area seen from a viewing point upward and rearward of the vehicle when the vehicle is running frontward and a rearward top perspective view image of the vehicle and the surrounding area seen from another viewing point upward and frontward of the vehicle when the vehicle is running rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamanaka, Megumi Kageyama, Chihiro Kajihara, Eiichi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11041645
    Abstract: A radiation receiving sensor includes an infrared receiver including a plurality of infrared receiving devices that receive infrared radiation, a lens that allows infrared radiation to enter the infrared receiver, a rotator that rotates the infrared receiver and the lens about a part of the lens, and a cover member that faces the infrared receiver through the lens and that has translucency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Nawatt Silawan, Shinichi Shikii, Aki Yoneda, Kazuki Funase, Takahiro Fukunishi, Toshimitsu Koda, Norimasa Ishikawa, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Takanori Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20210179072
    Abstract: A parking assist system includes: an imaging device configured to capture an image of a surrounding of a vehicle; a display device configured to display a surrounding image of the vehicle based on the image captured by the imaging device; and a control device configured to control a display of the display device based on the surrounding image and to calculate a trajectory of the vehicle from a current position to a target position. In a case where the trajectory includes a switching position for steering the vehicle and changing a moving direction thereof and the vehicle is moving toward the switching position, the control device causes the display device to superimpose the switching position on the surrounding image and to hide at least a first part of the trajectory, the first part connecting the switching position and the target position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Masaaki KAWANO
  • Publication number: 20210179077
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes: an image display unit configured to display a direction indicating image that indicates a travel direction of the vehicle; and a control device configured to execute travel control of the vehicle. The direction indicating image is switchable between a first image that indicates a first travel direction of the vehicle and a second image that indicates a second travel direction of the vehicle, the second travel direction being opposite to the first travel direction. In a case where the control device switches the travel direction of the vehicle from the first travel direction to the second travel direction, the image display unit switches the direction indicating image from the first image to the second image based on a vehicle speed of the vehicle, a state of a power transmission device, and a steering state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Miki TSUJINO, Yasushi SHODA, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yuki HARA
  • Publication number: 20210179086
    Abstract: An automatic parking control unit comprises a recognizing section recognizing an outer world outside a vehicle, a vehicle operation control section performing an operation control on the vehicle, an automatic parking control section performing a parking operation to park the vehicle at a target parking position and a display control section synthesizing images taken by a camera group into an image of a surrounding area of the vehicle and displaying the image on an output device group. The display control section displays an image of the surrounding area of the vehicle and a vehicle body image of the vehicle with a portion of the vehicle made translucent. the portion of the vehicle making a blind area to a driver in the surrounding area of the vehicle and the portion of the vehicle is changed according to a direction in which the vehicle is running.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yasushi SHODA
  • Publication number: 20210179078
    Abstract: A parking assist system includes: a display device configured to display a parking space candidate; and a control device configured to control a screen display of the display device, to set the parking space candidate selected by a user to a target parking space, to set a stop position where the vehicle should be stopped in the target parking space, and to execute a driving process to autonomously move the vehicle along a trajectory to the stop position. While executing the driving process, the control device causes the display device to display the trajectory and the stop position and determines whether the stop position is suitable based on external environment information. Upon determining that the stop position is not suitable, the control device corrects the stop position and causes the display device to display the stop position that has been corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki NAKADA, Yasushi SHODA, Syoichi KOBAYASHI, Yuki HARA, Miki TSUJINO, Hiroshi YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210179080
    Abstract: A parking assist system includes: a control device configured to control a powertrain, a brake device, and a steering device to autonomously move a vehicle to a target position; a display device; and operation members configured to receive an operation performed by an occupant of the vehicle. The control device is configured to set at least one target position candidate according to a first operation performed on one of the operation members and cause the display device to display the at least one target position candidate, decide the target position from the at least one target position candidate according to a second operation performed on one of the operation members, and execute driving control for autonomously moving the vehicle to the target position according to a third operation performed on one of the operation members, wherein the first operation and the third operation are an identical operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Miki TSUJINO, Yuki HARA, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yasushi SHODA
  • Publication number: 20210179130
    Abstract: A parking assist system includes: a control device configured to execute an automatic parking process and an automatic unparking process. The control device is configured to cause a notification device to output an end-of-parking notification when, in the automatic parking process, the vehicle has reached the target parking position and the control device ends the automatic parking process, and to cause the notification device to output an instruction notification to request the occupant to perform a prescribed operation on an operation member when, in the automatic unparking process, the vehicle has reached the target unparking position and the control device ends the automatic unparking process, and to cause the notification device to output an end-of-unparking notification when the prescribed operation is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Miki TSUJINO, Yuki HARA, Masaaki KAWANO, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yasushi SHODA
  • Publication number: 20210179083
    Abstract: A parking assist system for a vehicle includes a control device configured to control the vehicle to execute an automatic moving process for autonomously moving the vehicle from a current position to a target position. The control device is configured such that, in a case where a parking brake driving condition is satisfied when the control device stops the vehicle during movement to the target position in the automatic moving process and thereafter cancels the automatic moving process without permitting resumption of the movement of the vehicle, the control device switches a shift position of the shift device of the vehicle to a parking position and drives the parking brake device of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki HARA, Miki TSUJINO, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yuki NAKADA, Yasushi SHODA
  • Publication number: 20210179087
    Abstract: A parking assist device provides control over a subject vehicle of interest such that the subject vehicle parks into a target parking location, based on information obtained by recognizing surroundings of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Miki TSUJINO, Yasushi SHODA, Hiroshi YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210179082
    Abstract: A driving assistance system for a vehicle, comprising: a detection unit configured to detect information regarding surroundings of the vehicle; and a control unit configured to perform driving assistance control based on information detected by the detection unit, wherein, when the control unit performs an operation of stopping movement due to an object detected by the detection unit during the driving assistance control, the control unit restarts the movement after a predetermined time elapses from when the stop operation is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki HARA, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Miki TSUJINO, Yasushi SHODA
  • Publication number: 20210179076
    Abstract: A parking assist system is configured to autonomously move a vehicle to a target parking position. The parking assist system includes: a distance acquiring unit configured to acquire a distance between the vehicle and a vehicle stopper provided in the target parking position; and a control unit configured to control a movement of the vehicle to the target parking position based on the distance acquired by the distance acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki NAKADA, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yuki HARA, Yasushi SHODA
  • Publication number: 20210179084
    Abstract: A parking assist system includes: a control device configured to execute a driving process for autonomously moving a vehicle to a target position; a steering operation member configured to receive a steering operation performed by an occupant; a vehicle state detecting device; and a notification device configured to make a notification to the occupant. In the driving process, the control device executes vehicle speed control and steering control. When, during execution of the driving process, the control device determines that the vehicle is a suspension state in which the driving process should be temporarily suspended, the control device causes the notification device to output a prescribed notification and executes a suspension process. In the suspension process, the control device executes the vehicle speed control to stop the vehicle and stops the steering control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yuki HARA, Yasushi SHODA, Megumi KAGEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210179089
    Abstract: A parking assistance device includes a recognition part that is configured to acquire recognition information through recognition of surroundings of a host vehicle, a maneuver controller that is configured to perform maneuver control to park the host vehicle in a parking region based on the recognition information, a maintain stop position controller that is configured to keep the host vehicle stationary after the host vehicle is stopped by the maneuver control of the maneuver controller until a predetermined operation is received from a driver, a determination part that is configured to determine a type of the parking region in which the host vehicle is to be parked with the maneuver controller; and a decision part that is configured to determine, in accordance with the type of the parking region that is determined by the determination part, a parking reference location that is used to park the host vehicle in the parking region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki HARA, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yasushi SHODA, Syoichi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210179088
    Abstract: A parking assistance device including a recognition part configured to acquire recognition information through recognition of surroundings, a parking region determiner configured to determine a space between other vehicles as a parking region of the host vehicle based on the recognition information, an automatic parking controller configured to perform a parking operation to park the host vehicle in the parking region, and a parking location determiner. In response to determining that an entry width of the parking region is less than a predetermined value, the parking location determiner is configured to determine a parking location of the host vehicle in the parking region that is at a central location as viewed from an entry side of the parking region. In response to determining that the entry width is equal to or greater than the predetermined value, the parking location determiner is configured to determine the parking location that is closer to one of the other vehicles as viewed from the entry side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki NAKADA, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Yuki HARA, Yasushi SHODA, Syoichi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210178968
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes: a plurality of imaging units configured to capture images around the vehicle; an image compositing unit configured to composite the images captured by the imaging units to generate a composite image; an image display unit configured to display the composite image generated by the image compositing unit; and an acquiring unit configured to acquire information about an object around the vehicle. The imaging units are arranged such that imaging areas thereof overlap with each other. The image compositing unit is configured to set a boundary between the captured images in the composite image such that the boundary is provided in a part where the imaging areas of the imaging units overlap with each other. In a case where the acquiring unit acquires the information about the object, the image compositing unit changes the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroshi YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210178969
    Abstract: A vehicle surrounding area monitoring device comprises a processor including a top perspective view image producing section taking images of a surrounding area of a vehicle and synthesizing the images into a top perspective view image and displaying the top perspective view image on a display. The processor further includes a vehicle running direction information receiving section receiving information on a direction in which the vehicle is running from a control device to control the vehicle to run frontward or rearward. The top perspective view image producing section produces a frontward top perspective view image of the vehicle and the surrounding area seen from a viewing point upward and rearward of the vehicle when the vehicle is running frontward and a rearward top perspective view image of the vehicle and the surrounding area seen from another viewing point upward and frontward of the vehicle when the vehicle is running rearward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Megumi KAGEYAMA, Chihiro KAJIHARA, Eiichi HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20210179173
    Abstract: To assist a vehicle operator in performing turning maneuvers in an appropriate manner under all conditions, a vehicle driving assist system includes: an external environment acquiring unit configured to acquire information on external environment surrounding a vehicle; a display unit having a screen displaying the information on the external environment; a steering state acquiring unit configured to acquire a steering status of the vehicle; and an image processing unit configured to determine a predicted trajectory of the vehicle according to the steering status of the vehicle, and superimpose the predicted trajectory on the information on the external environment displayed on the screen, wherein in case the predicted trajectory happens to be a full circle, the image processing unit removes a far end part of the trajectory to be displayed so as not to be connected to a start point of the trajectory on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroshi YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 11027651
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding environment of a vehicle; a driving controller configured to perform speed control and steering control of the vehicle based on a recognition result of the recognizer; a communication unit configured to communicate with a terminal device of a user boarding the vehicle; a vehicle exterior notification unit configured to notify information regarding vehicle identification to the vehicle exterior; and a notification controller configured to cause the communication unit to transmit information for notifying the information regarding the vehicle identification to the terminal device and to cause the vehicle exterior notification unit to notify the information regarding the vehicle identification when the driving controller causes the vehicle to travel toward a position at which the user is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamanaka, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Katsuyasu Yamane, Yoshitaka Mimura, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Publication number: 20210138736
    Abstract: A control unit controls a position of a carrier and an irradiation unit to form a modeled object obtained by curing a photocurable composition. Here, the control unit irradiates the photocurable composition) with light from the irradiation unit to form the modeled object and a support portion which connects the carrier) and the modeled object. In addition, the control unit controls a modeling condition to make a modeling condition when modeling a joint portion of the support portion with the carrier be a condition in which the photocurable composition is easily cured rather than a modeling condition when modeling a first region, in which an area of a cross section parallel to the surface of the light transmission portion is the largest, in the modeled object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Hirohisa SHIODE, Hiroshi YAMANAKA