Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Koibuchi

Hiroyuki Koibuchi 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: 11299160
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100, 1) including: a detector (110, 16) detecting other vehicles; a lane change executer (154) executing a lane change of a subject vehicle on the basis of states of the other vehicles detected by the detector without depending on a steering operation of a vehicle occupant of the subject vehicle; a determiner (152) determining whether or not the lane change is to be continued on the basis of the states of the other vehicles executing a lane change from a third lane adjacent to a second lane to the second lane, which are being detected or have been detected by the detector, after control of executing a lane change of the subject vehicle from a first lane to the second lane adjacent to the first lane is started by the lane change executer; and a return controller (156) returning the subject vehicle from the second lane to the first lane in a case in which it is determined that the lane change is not to be continued by the determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Satoshi Fujii, Hiroyuki Koibuchi, Idhsada Sanguanwongthong
  • Publication number: 20210300307
    Abstract: A control apparatus of a vehicle includes a collision determination unit configured to determine whether there is the possibility that the vehicle will collide with an object moving in a direction intersecting a longer direction of the vehicle, a signal determination unit configured to determine whether or not a traffic light in front of the vehicle is red, and a braking control unit configured to apply braking force to the vehicle. When the vehicle is travelling toward an intersection, in a case where it is determined that there is the possibility that the vehicle will collide with the moving object, the braking control unit applies higher braking force, and in a case where it is not determined that there is such a possibility and it is determined that the traffic light is red, the braking control unit applies lower braking force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya SATO, Hiroyuki KOIBUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210300345
    Abstract: A control apparatus of a vehicle executes an avoidance operation for avoiding collision with an object that is moving in a direction intersecting a longer direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya SATO, Hiroyuki KOIBUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210300355
    Abstract: A control apparatus of a vehicle included a parking determination unit configured to determine whether the vehicle is about to be parked in a parking space, and a collision avoidance unit configured to be able to execute an avoidance function for avoiding collision with an object that is moving in a direction intersecting a longer direction of the vehicle. While the vehicle is about to be parked in the parking space, in a case where an angle between the longer direction of the vehicle and a longer direction of the parking space is larger than a threshold value, the collision avoidance unit inactivates the avoidance function, and in a case where the angle between the longer direction of the vehicle and the longer direction of the parking space is smaller than the threshold value, the collision avoidance unit activates the avoidance function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya SATO, Hiroyuki KOIBUCHI
  • Patent number: 11008001
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a deceleration controller (110) that operates according to an operation of an occupant of a vehicle or on the basis of a result of detecting a state of the occupant, and performs at least control of decelerating the vehicle, and a lane change controller (150) that causes the vehicle to change a lane independently of a steering operation of the occupant of the vehicle, and at least a part of the control of the deceleration controller is restricted when an operation condition of the deceleration controller and an operation condition of the lane change controller are satisfied at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Nakatsuka, Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Hiroyuki Koibuchi
  • Patent number: 10676087
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a lane change intention detector that detects an intention of a lane change by an occupant of a vehicle, a recognizer that recognizes a surrounding situation of the vehicle, and a lane change controller that determines whether the lane change by the vehicle is possible based on the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer, and changes a lane of the vehicle to another lane, independently of a steering operation of the occupant of the vehicle, based on a detection result of the lane change intention detector and the determined result, wherein the lane change controller decides a starting timing of the lane change based on whether a predetermined time has passed or the vehicle has traveled a predetermined distance after the intention of the lane change is detected by the lane change intention detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Idhsada Sanguanwongthong, Hiroyuki Koibuchi
  • Patent number: 10435071
    Abstract: If road information indicates that a first curve zone at a near side and a second curve zone at a far side that curve in different directions are continuously located in a road, a steering assist unit of a steering assist device or a steering assist circuit finishes decreasing process of decreasing the steering assist amount when the subject vehicle passes through the first curve zone earlier than a case when the subject vehicle passes through the second curve zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Nakada, Hiroyuki Koibuchi, Daisuke Kondo, Yosuke Sakamoto, Yoshifumi Banno, Yuki Kizumi
  • Publication number: 20190176832
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100, 1) including: a detector (110, 16) detecting other vehicles; a lane change executer (154) executing a lane change of a subject vehicle on the basis of states of the other vehicles detected by the detector without depending on a steering operation of a vehicle occupant of the subject vehicle; a determiner (152) determining whether or not the lane change is to be continued on the basis of the states of the other vehicles executing a lane change from a third lane adjacent to a second lane to the second lane, which are being detected or have been detected by the detector, after control of executing a lane change of the subject vehicle from a first lane to the second lane adjacent to the first lane is started by the lane change executer; and a return controller (156) returning the subject vehicle from the second lane to the first lane in a case in which it is determined that the lane change is not to be continued by the determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Satoshi Fujii, Hiroyuki Koibuchi, Idhsada Sanguanwongthong
  • Publication number: 20190071076
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a deceleration controller (110) that operates according to an operation of an occupant of a vehicle or on the basis of a result of detecting a state of the occupant, and performs at least control of decelerating the vehicle, and a lane change controller (150) that causes the vehicle to change a lane independently of a steering operation of the occupant of the vehicle, and at least a part of the control of the deceleration controller is restricted when an operation condition of the deceleration controller and an operation condition of the lane change controller are satisfied at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki Nakatsuka, Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Hiroyuki Koibuchi
  • Publication number: 20190070957
    Abstract: A driving assistance device and a driving assistance method capable of decelerating a vehicle in the event of an emergency while suppressing erroneous operations of an occupant are provided. A driving assistance device may include a first switch configured to receive an operation of an occupant, a second switch configured to receive an operation of the occupant after the first switch receives an operation of the occupant, a storage configured to store information, and a processor configured to execute a program stored in the storage, wherein the storage stores the program that causes the processor to execute, a process of decelerating a vehicle until the speed of the vehicle becomes smaller than a predetermined speed when the second switch receives an operation of the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki NAKATSUKA, John J. SCALLY, Jiro KURITA, Hiroyuki KOIBUCHI, Yukinori KURAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190071094
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a detection unit which detects the position of a lane marker on a road surface in a traveling direction of a vehicle, a storage unit which stores the position of the lane marker detected by the detection unit in a predetermined range in the traveling direction and a lane change control unit which controls lane change of the vehicle on the basis of the position of the lane marker detected by the detection unit, wherein the lane change control unit determines whether lane change is possible on the basis of the position of the lane marker in the predetermined range stored in the storage unit in a case that the lane marker is not detected by the detection unit and controls lane change of the vehicle on the basis of the position of the lane marker in the predetermined range in a case that it is determined that lane change is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Yoshifumi Banno, Hiroyuki Koibuchi
  • Patent number: 10222806
    Abstract: A vehicle drive control device includes a drive lane detector, a drive assist unit, and a curve road steering assist unit. The drive lane detector detects a drive lane of a subject vehicle. The drive assist unit performs drive assist control to assist the subject vehicle in lane keep driving in the drive lane. The curve road steering assist unit performs steering assist for assisting the subject vehicle in turning along a curve of a curve road if the drive lane is the curve road and if the drive assist control performed by the drive assist unit is discontinued during driving on the curve road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Nakada, Hiroyuki Koibuchi, Daisuke Kondo, Yosuke Sakamoto, Yoshifumi Banno, Yuki Kizumi
  • Publication number: 20190047561
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a lane change intention detector that detects an intention of a lane change by an occupant of a vehicle, a recognizer that recognizes a surrounding situation of the vehicle, and a lane change controller that determines whether the lane change by the vehicle is possible based on the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer, and changes a lane of the vehicle to another lane, independently of a steering operation of the occupant of the vehicle, based on a detection result of the lane change intention detector and the determined result, wherein the lane change controller decides a starting timing of the lane change based on whether a predetermined time has passed or the vehicle has traveled a predetermined distance after the intention of the lane change is detected by the lane change intention detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Idhsada Sanguanwongthong, Hiroyuki Koibuchi
  • Publication number: 20190047469
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a receiver which receives an operation of an occupant of a vehicle and, according to the received operation, changes to any one of a plurality of states including a first state before an operation is received and a second state after the operation is received, a direction indicator which is actuated when the receiver has changed to the second state, and a lane change controller which executes lane change control for changing lanes of the vehicle to other lanes independently of a steering operation of the occupant of the vehicle according to change of the receiver from the first state to the second state, wherein the lane change controller continuously actuates the direction indicator until the execution situation of the lane change control becomes a predetermined situation even after the receiver has changed from the second state to the first state when the lane change control is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Hiroyuki Koibuchi
  • Patent number: 10162361
    Abstract: A steering control unit performs lane keeping control to cause a steering system to operate to reduce a distance between a width-direction center position of a lane and a position where the vehicle is traveling in the lane on the basis of a recognized state of the lane obtained by a lane recognizing unit. A road condition determining unit determines whether the road on which the vehicle is traveling is a straight road. A lane keeping responsivity setting unit sets, when it is determined by the road condition determining unit that the road on which the vehicle is traveling is a straight road, responsivity of the lane keeping control to the distance to be lower than responsivity set when it is determined that the road on which the vehicle is traveling is not a straight road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Koibuchi, Daisuke Kondo, Yuki Nakada, Yoshifumi Banno, Yuki Kizumi
  • Patent number: 10124825
    Abstract: A steering apparatus and a steering assist method are capable of being preferably used for a first curve and a second carve which are different in cornering direction and which are sequentially provided. When a vehicle travels through the first curve and the second curve, a controller in the steering apparatus shifts a steering angle control value with respect to a steering angle detection value in response to returning of a steering wheel and decrease of steering assist torque to a torque threshold value while the vehicle is running in the first curve and starts generation of the steering assist torque for the second curve before the steering angle detection value returns to a sensor median due to returning of the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuji Wada, Hiroyuki Koibuchi
  • Patent number: 10099689
    Abstract: In a vehicle travel support system or a vehicle travel support method, a control apparatus estimates a travel path of a vehicle on the basis of the present position of the vehicle and map information, acquires from a map information storage apparatus a curve radius that is of a curve included in the travel path and that is contained in the map information, performs a vehicle turning support or a deceleration support prior to entry to the curve on the basis of a start point of the curve which is detected on the basis of front images, and performs the vehicle turning support for the curve by using the curve radius contained in the map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuji Wada, Hiroyuki Koibuchi
  • Patent number: 10012202
    Abstract: A vehicular engine control device provided with a control unit for performing control that automatically stops an engine installed in a vehicle when a preset stop condition is fulfilled, and a traveling information acquiring unit for acquiring travel information including vehicle speed information relating to the speed of the vehicle and steering information relating to a steering wheel. For the stop condition the vehicle speed information and steering information acquired by the traveling information acquiring unit are set including respective thresholds. The control unit switches the stop condition in accordance with changes in the vehicle speed information, the stop condition being sectioned into a plurality of regions using steering thresholds for the steering information relating to the steering handle. Automatic stop control of the engine conforming to the intentions of the driver can be implemented by the vehicular engine control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Koibuchi, Yoshitake Sakai
  • Publication number: 20180086338
    Abstract: When a host vehicle makes a lane change from a first lane into a second lane, an approach suppression control unit of a travel assist device monitors whether or not another vehicle, which is traveling in a third lane existing on an opposite side from the first lane with the second lane interposed therebetween, is making a lane change into the second lane. In the case it is determined that the other vehicle is making a lane change from the third lane into the second lane, the approach suppression control unit implements an approach suppression control for suppressing the host vehicle and the other vehicle from approaching each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Makoto Katayama, Hiroyuki Koibuchi, Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Satoshi Fujii, Daiki Haratake, Yoshifumi Banno
  • Publication number: 20170253182
    Abstract: A drive assistance device 10 includes a road information acquisition unit 12, an information display unit 5, a drive assistance unit 15, and a display control unit 14 configured to report road information in front of a vehicle 1 acquired by the road information acquisition unit 12, by displaying a road image portion R indicating a shape of a road and left and right outer edges EL, ER of the road image portion R in different colors on the information display unit 5, and to display a vehicle state display part C indicating an execution state of drive assistance by the drive assistance unit 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi AOKI, Hiroyuki KOIBUCHI, Daisuke KONDO