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).

  • Publication number: 20200285235
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an acquirer configured to acquire a recognition result of a surroundings situation of a vehicle from a recognition device, and a driving controller configured to control steering and a speed of the vehicle on the basis of the recognition result to move the vehicle so that a user located in a boarding area is able to board the vehicle, and the driving controller is configured to stop the vehicle at a first stop position in a case in which the user has been recognized in the boarding area when the vehicle is moved to the boarding area, and is configured to stop the vehicle at a second stop position in a case in which the user has not been recognized in the boarding area when the vehicle is moved to the boarding area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuyasu Yamane, Yoshitaka Mimura, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Publication number: 20200285846
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a recognizer configured to recognize first content displayed on a terminal device, and an identifier configured to identify a person carrying the terminal device with the first content displayed thereon outside the vehicle as a user scheduled to use the vehicle or a person relevant to the user on the basis of a comparison between the first content recognized by the recognizer and one or more pieces of content associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamanaka, Katsuyasu Yamane, Yoshitaka Mimura, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Publication number: 20200283020
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle, a driving controller configured to perform driving control on at least one of steering and a speed of the vehicle on the basis of a recognition result of the recognizer, an environment controller configured to control an operation of a predetermined device for providing a comfortable environment of the vehicle and limit an operation state of the predetermined device at a timing when a user gets out of the vehicle, and a reproducer configured to reproduce the operation state of the predetermined device at a timing when the user gets into the vehicle when the driving controller performs driving control for moving the vehicle from a parking area and picking up the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Publication number: 20200283029
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize at least a surroundings situation and an in-vehicle situation of a vehicle, and a driving controller configured to perform at least one of speed control and steering control of the vehicle on the basis of a recognition result of the recognizer, the recognizer is configured to recognize an object to be loaded including at least any one of an occupant candidate present outside the vehicle and scheduled to board the vehicle and a baggage candidate present outside the vehicle and scheduled to be loaded into the vehicle, and to recognize that the object to be loaded has been loaded into the vehicle, and the driving controller is configured to permit start of travel of the vehicle in a case where the recognizer has recognized that all of the objects to be loaded have been loaded into the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Katsuyasu Yamane, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Publication number: 20200276987
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a recognizer that recognizes a surrounding environment of a vehicle; and a driving controller that performs speed control and steering control of the vehicle automatically on the basis of a recognition result obtained by the recognizer. When the vehicle is moved to a boarding position at which an occupant boards the vehicle and is stopped, the driving controller stops the vehicle on the basis of at least one of weather information at the boarding position, a state of the occupant recognized by the recognizer, and an environment of the boarding position recognized by the recognizer and determines a stopping position of the vehicle according to the environment of the boarding position or the state of the occupant when the weather information is a predetermined state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuyasu Yamane, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Yoshitaka Mimura, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Publication number: 20200269748
    Abstract: A vehicle control device mounted in a vehicle includes: a first recognizer configured to recognize a person near the vehicle; a first determiner configured to determine whether the person recognized by the first recognizer is a pre-registered user; and a controller configured to control a lighting device to project a projection image to a position for which a stop position of the vehicle is a criterion in a case where the first determiner determines that the person recognized by the first recognizer is the pre-registered user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Katsuyasu Yamane, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Publication number: 20200269756
    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: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    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: 20200262453
    Abstract: A pick-up management device includes an acquirer configured to acquire first information about a situation of movement of a vehicle from a parking area to a stopping area, second information indicating a situation of the stopping area, and third information about occupant candidates who are present in or are approaching the stopping area and a pick-up mode determiner configured to associate one or more occupant candidates or one or more items of luggage with the vehicle on the basis of at least one of the first information, the second information, and the third information and determine a pick-up mode in the stopping area of the vehicle on the basis of at least some of the number of occupant candidates, the number of items or sizes of items of the luggage, and priorities of the occupant candidates included in the third information associated with each vehicle in the stopping area when a predetermined number of vehicles or more are predicted to move to the stopping area within a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Katsuyasu Yamane, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Patent number: 10749392
    Abstract: A motor rotor includes: a shaft; a smaller-radius iron core fixedly attached to an outer peripheral surface of the shaft; a larger-radius iron core disposed spaced apart from the smaller-radius iron core in a radial direction perpendicular to an axis of the shaft, which is formed in a ring shape in cross section by a combination of a plurality of iron core blocks, and disposed to share a common axis with the smaller-radius iron core; and an insulating resin portion used to fix the smaller-radius iron core and the larger-radius iron core. The larger-radius iron core and the smaller-radius iron core are formed of their respective different materials. The material forming the larger-radius iron core has an iron loss less than an iron loss of the material forming the smaller-radius iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Baba, Koji Yabe, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Hironori Yabuuchi
  • Publication number: 20200224904
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: 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: 20200207349
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle; a driving control unit configured to control steering and a speed of the vehicle based on a recognition result of the recognizer irrespective of an operation by an occupant; and a communication unit configured to communicate with an external device. When the communication unit receives a pickup request for requesting the vehicle to move from a parking area and causing the occupant to get into the vehicle in a stopping area, the driving control unit causes the vehicle to move from the parking area to the stopping area and changes a condition for the vehicle to leave the stopping area based on the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer near the stopping area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Publication number: 20200210731
    Abstract: A vehicle control system of an embodiment includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding environment of a vehicle, a driving controller configured to perform driving control of speed control and steering control of the vehicle without depending on an operation of an occupant on the basis of a result of the recognition performed by the recognizer, a communicator configured to communicate with a terminal device of the occupant, and an acquirer configured to acquire a communication state between the communicator and the terminal device, in which the driving controller causes a vehicle to leave from a first parking area when the vehicle is parked in the first parking area in which the vehicle parks according to traveling based on the driving control and the communication state with the terminal device acquired by the acquirer is worse than a reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamanaka, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Yoshitaka Mimura, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Patent number: 10641511
    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: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10641660
    Abstract: A temperature sensor includes a first infrared measuring means, a second infrared measuring means, and a calculating unit. The first infrared measuring means measures infrared rays emitted from an object and outputs a first voltage. The second infrared measuring means measures infrared rays emitted from around the object and outputs a second voltage. The calculating unit calculates the output temperature of the object from the first voltage, calculates the ambient temperature of the object from the second voltage, and corrects the output temperature based on the ambient temperature to calculate the temperature of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20200108781
    Abstract: To a hinge pillar including a hinge pillar inner and a hinge pillar outer that form a closed cross-section extending vertically, a speaker box configured to hold and house a speaker therein is joined and fixed. As necessary, the speaker box includes a box part formed of a sheet metal member including a bottom and side walls that form a housing space housing the speaker, together with the bottom. The box part is arranged in the opening, with the bottom located in the closed cross-section and with the housing space open inside a vehicle cabin, and is joined to an edge of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki KATAOKA, Hidenori MATSUOKA, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Kiyoshi MUTSURA, Akihiro FUJIWARA, Yoshihiro TESHIMA, Koji WAKAMATSU, Hiroshi YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10566862
    Abstract: A rotor, a rotary electric machine, and a rotor production method that reduce parts count, allow easy fixing, and prevent displacement. The rotor includes a rotor core having a cylindrical shape and a plurality of insertion holes, and a sensor magnet having an annular shape and placed coaxially with the rotor core, in which the sensor magnet has a plurality of protrusions protruding toward the rotor core, the plurality of protrusions are inserted into the plurality of insertion holes, and the rotor core and the sensor magnet are firmly fixed to each other by resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Tsuruha, Ryo Nabika, Hiroshi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10486490
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control device according to the present disclosure includes: a first temperature sensor which detects the temperature of an occupant; a processing unit which estimates, from the result of detection by the first temperature sensor, the thermal sensation felt by the occupant; and a control unit which controls an air conditioner according to the thermal sensation estimated by the processing unit. The processing unit determines a change in a clothing amount of the occupant from the result of detection by the first temperature sensor, and the control unit controls the output of the air conditioner according to the change in the clothing amount determined by the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamanaka, Takanori Sugiyama, Isao Hattori, Katsumi Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 10462385
    Abstract: A vehicle display apparatus includes a display control unit. The display control unit causes a video image to be displayed such that each time two (an LWC switch and an MVC switch) or more of a plurality of switch units (a switch group) successively allow switching to an ON state to generate successive interruption processes, switching between display modes is successively performed in response to the successive interruption processes. When any of the two or more switch units allows switching from the ON state to an OFF state, the display control unit causes a video image displayed just before start of the successive interruption processes to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsugu Tosa, Hiroshi Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20190195521
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 10309670
    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: May 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    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