Patents by Inventor Ippei SUGAE

Ippei SUGAE 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: 20200217953
    Abstract: An object detection system includes plural first object detection apparatuses each including a transmitting portion configured to transmit a first wave motion of a first frequency included in plural first frequencies, the transmitting portion transmitting the first wave motion of the first frequency which is different from the other first object detection apparatus concurrently with the other first object detection apparatus. The system includes a receiving portion configured to receive a reception wave, a determination portion configured to determine a correspondence relationship between one or more second frequency of one or more second wave motion included in the reception wave and the plural first frequencies, and a detection portion configured to detect information related to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ippei SUGAE, Hisashi INABA
  • Publication number: 20200168087
    Abstract: A vehicle guidance system includes an onboard apparatus and a ground apparatus. The onboard apparatus includes a guide controller guiding a vehicle to enter a predetermined area through an entrance, a transmission controller transmitting a first wave, and a reception controller receiving a second wave obtained in response to the first wave. The ground apparatus includes a plurality of ground receivers arranged at a first position and a second position to receive the first wave, the first position and the second position corresponding to opposed ends of the entrance, and a plurality of first ground transmitters provided corresponding to the ground receivers and transmitting the second wave in a direction opposite to an entry direction of the vehicle. The guide controller determines an entry line to the entrance based on a change of a signal level of the second wave, the signal level changing depending on a vehicle position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ippei Sugae, Atsuo Fukaya
  • Publication number: 20200158867
    Abstract: A distance detection apparatus includes a wave transmitter configured to transmit a transmission wave, a wave receiver configured to receive the transmission wave which is reflected by an object, a storage portion configured to store a transmission signal, a correlation processing portion configured to obtain a correlation value between the transmission signal and a reception signal corresponding to a reception wave, and a detection portion configured to detect a distance to the obstacle in a case where the correlation value indicates that the transmission signal and the reception signal are similar to each other at a level which is equal to or greater than a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ippei SUGAE, Hisashi INABA
  • Publication number: 20190377074
    Abstract: An object detection device includes: a transmission/reception unit that has a vibrator capable of transmitting and receiving ultrasound, that causes the vibrator to transmit transmission signals at different timings, and that receives the reception signals returning after being reflected on a circumferentially existing object; an acquisition unit that acquires a first distance to the object, based on a time difference between a transmission timing of a first transmission signal and a reception timing of a first reception signal, and that acquires a relative speed of the object, based on a frequency difference between the first transmission signal and the first reception signal; an estimation unit that estimates a second distance to the object at a transmission timing of a second transmission signal to be transmitted subsequently to the first transmission signal; and an adjustment unit that adjusts the number of waves or a transmission time of the second transmission signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ippei SUGAE
  • Publication number: 20190346563
    Abstract: An object detection device includes: a transducer having a vibrator transmitting and receiving an ultrasonic wave and configured to transmit a transmission signal encoded to be imparted with identification information and receive the transmission signal reflected by an object as a reception signal; a correlation processing unit acquiring a first correlation value corresponding to a degree of similarity between the identification information of the transmission and reception signals and to determine whether the reception signal to which the identification information having a predetermined level or higher degree of similarity with the identification information of the transmission signal is imparted has been received; and a detection unit detecting information about the object when determined that the reception signal to which the identification information having the predetermined level or higher degree of similarity is imparted has been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ippei SUGAE, Hisashi Inaba
  • Publication number: 20190219680
    Abstract: A position detection system includes: a first device that is separate from a moving object, and is provided such that a position of the first device can be specified; and a second device that is mounted on the moving object. One of the first and second devices includes a first signal transmission unit that transmits a first first-signal, the other of the first and second devices includes a first signal reception unit that receives the first first-signal, one of the first and second devices includes a second signal transmission unit that transmits a first second-signal, and the other of the first and second devices includes a second signal reception unit that receives the first second-signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ippei SUGAE, Hisashi INABA
  • Publication number: 20190196010
    Abstract: An obstacle detection sensor includes: a controller configured to determine a detection condition of an obstacle on a road; a distance sensor unit configured to acquire distance information by oscillating a vibration wave and receiving a reflected wave of the oscillated vibration wave; a communication unit configured to communicate with an outside to acquire road surface information; and a storage unit configured to store detection relationship information for identifying the obstacle based on the distance information, in which the controller compares the detection relationship information read from the storage unit with the distance information and the road surface information acquired from the distance sensor unit and the communication unit to determine the detection condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ippei SUGAE, Eiji NIWA, Hisashi INABA
  • Publication number: 20180239007
    Abstract: An ultrasonic wave input/output device configured to detect a person approaching a vehicle or a building and to effect informing to the approaching person includes at least two oscillation sections including a first oscillation section configured to output an ultrasonic wave having a first frequency and to obtain a reflected wave corresponding to the outputted ultrasonic wave and a second oscillation section configured to output an ultrasonic wave having a second frequency different from the first frequency and to obtain a reflected wave corresponding to the outputted ultrasonic wave having the second frequency, cases accommodating the first and second oscillation sections individually therein, and a single housing that houses the respective cases with a cushioning member therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ippei SUGAE, Kiyokazu IEDA