Patents by Inventor Isao Honda

Isao Honda 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: 11198960
    Abstract: A warp knitted fabric formed of yarns fed from at least three guide bars including front, middle, and back guide bars, in which a back yarn fed from the back guide bar forms a cord knit texture, a front yarn fed from the front guide bar and a middle yarn fed from the middle guide bar are arranged alternately in a weft direction, each of the front yarn and the middle yarn forms a stitch formation texture (a denbigh knit texture or a cord knit texture) and an insertion texture alternately in a warp direction, and the insertion texture formed by the front yarn and the insertion texture formed by the middle yarn are arranged alternately at least in the warp direction so that the front yarn and the middle yarn are exposed alternately at least in the warp direction on sinker loops of the back yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Taniguchi, Isao Honda
  • Publication number: 20210245649
    Abstract: A ramp system for a vehicle includes a control device. Using an obstacle detection device, the control device determines whether an obstacle exists within a ramp extension area. Upon determining that an obstacle exists within the ramp extension area, the control device causes a vehicle to move to a location in which no obstacle exists within the ramp extension area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki MAEDA, Shunsuke KANAGAI, Masaaki TANAKA, Isao HONDA, Taiki ISHIGURO, Tomoyuki KATO, Takeshi NISHIKIBE, Dai HIDAKA
  • Patent number: 10975609
    Abstract: A vehicle door apparatus includes: an opening and closing drive device capable of opening and closing a swing door provided in a vehicle; and a control device configured to control the opening and closing drive device. The control device includes: an occupant detection unit configured to detect an occupant of the vehicle who approaches the door; a first opening operation control unit configured to open the door to a first opening degree when the occupant has entered an opening control area from a proximal end side of the door; and a second opening operation control unit configured to open the door from the first opening degree to a second opening degree when the occupant has moved to a free end side of the door beyond an opening operation trajectory of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukatsu, Kiyokazu Ieda, Isao Honda, Ryu Miyashiro
  • Publication number: 20200190713
    Abstract: Provided is a warp knitting fabric having an appearance of a woven fabric and an excellent tear strength. A warp knitted fabric formed of yarns fed from at least three guide bars including front, middle, and back guide bars, in which a back yarn 3 fed from the back guide bar forms a cord knit texture, a front yarn 1 fed from the front guide bar and a middle yarn 2 fed from the middle guide bar are arranged alternately in a weft direction, each of the front yarn 1 and the middle yarn 2 forms a stitch formation texture (a denbigh knit texture or a cord knit texture) and an insertion texture alternately in a warp direction, and the insertion texture 20 formed by the front yarn 1 and the insertion texture 21 formed by the middle yarn 2 are arranged alternately at least in the warp direction so that the front yarn 1 and the middle yarn 2 are exposed alternately at least in the warp direction on sinker loops of the back yarn 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Taniguchi, Isao Honda
  • Publication number: 20190112862
    Abstract: A vehicle door apparatus includes: an opening and closing drive device capable of opening and closing a swing door provided in a vehicle; and a control device configured to control the opening and closing drive device. The control device includes: an occupant detection unit configured to detect an occupant of the vehicle who approaches the door; a first opening operation control unit configured to open the door to a first opening degree when the occupant has entered an opening control area from a proximal end side of the door; and a second opening operation control unit configured to open the door from the first opening degree to a second opening degree when the occupant has moved to a free end side of the door beyond an opening operation trajectory of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke FUKATSU, Kiyokazu Ieda, Isao Honda, Ryu Miyashiro
  • Patent number: 10240948
    Abstract: An occupant detection apparatus includes: a sensor electrode; a conductor portion facing the sensor electrode; a moving object that moves by input of a seat load loaded on a seat and changes an electrostatic capacitance between the sensor electrode and the conductor portion; and a signal output unit that outputs a sensor signal based on the electrostatic capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao Honda, Yoshihiro Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 10166886
    Abstract: An occupant detection method includes detecting a load applied to a seat for a vehicle, detecting that an occupant is seated at the seat, holding a local maximum of the load which is detected when the occupant becomes seated, setting a standard value of the load in a state in which the occupant is seated at the seat, and estimating a body height of the occupant on the basis of a comparison between the local maximum of the load and the standard value of the load, wherein when the body height of the occupant is estimated, the larger a difference between the local maximum of the load and the standard value of the load is, the higher body height of the occupant is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujii, Isao Honda, Takahiro Izuno
  • Patent number: 10150385
    Abstract: An occupant discrimination system of a vehicle seat includes a load detecting portion disposed on a lower side of a seat and detecting a load acting on the seat; an occupant discrimination portion discriminating a state of an occupant among a no occupant state, adult seated state, and child seat fixed states based at least on a load detected from the load detecting portion and a load continuation duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tomatsu, Isao Honda, Shintaro Nakaya, Takahiro Izuno
  • Patent number: 9963045
    Abstract: An occupant sensing method includes steps of: sensing installation of a child seat on a seat of a vehicle; storing a detection value of a load sensor which is provided to be attached to the seat and detects an input load as a first load value, when the installation of the child seat is sensed; storing a detection value of the load sensor as a second load value when a predetermined time period has elapsed from a time point at which the installation of the child seat is sensed; and estimating a load change amount at the time of getting on/off which is a change amount of a load that is generated as the occupant gets on/off the child seat, based on a difference value between the first load value and the second load value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujii, Isao Honda, Takahiro Izuno
  • Publication number: 20170307415
    Abstract: An occupant detection apparatus includes: a sensor electrode; a conductor portion facing the sensor electrode; a moving object that moves by input of a seat load loaded on a seat and changes an electrostatic capacitance between the sensor electrode and the conductor portion; and a signal output unit that outputs a sensor signal based on the electrostatic capacitance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao HONDA, Yoshihiro YAMASHIRO
  • Patent number: 9707863
    Abstract: An occupant detection method includes detecting a load applied to a seat for a vehicle, determining whether or not an occupant is seated at the seat, calculating a load deviation value indicating deviation of the load, determining whether or not the deviation exists at the seat on the basis of the load deviation value, and estimating that a seating posture of the occupant is inclined in a direction in which the load is deviated in a case where it is determined that the deviation exists and that a stable state is established, the stable state corresponding to a state in which a difference between a first change amount in a first cycle and a second change amount in a second cycle is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujii, Isao Honda, Takahiro Izuno
  • Publication number: 20170129365
    Abstract: An occupant detection method includes detecting a load applied to a seat for a vehicle, determining whether or not an occupant is seated at the seat, calculating a load deviation value indicating deviation of the load, determining whether or not the deviation exists at the seat on the basis of the load deviation value, and estimating that a seating posture of the occupant is inclined in a direction in which the load is deviated in a case where it is determined that the deviation exists and that a stable state is established, the stable state corresponding to a state in which a difference between a first change amount in a first cycle and a second change amount in a second cycle is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FUJII, Isao Honda, Takahiro Izuno
  • Publication number: 20170113573
    Abstract: An occupant detection method includes detecting a load applied to a seat for a vehicle, detecting that an occupant is seated at the seat, holding a local maximum of the load which is detected when the occupant becomes seated, setting a standard value of the load in a state in which the occupant is seated at the seat, and estimating a body height of the occupant on the basis of a comparison between the local maximum of the load and the standard value of the load, wherein when the body height of the occupant is estimated, the larger a difference between the local maximum of the load and the standard value of the load is, the higher body height of the occupant is estimated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FUJII, Isao HONDA, Takahiro IZUNO
  • Publication number: 20160375798
    Abstract: An occupant discrimination system of a vehicle seat includes: a load detecting portion disposed on a lower side of a seat and detecting a load acting on the seat; an occupant discrimination portion discriminating a state of an occupant among a no occupant, adult seated state, and child seat fixed states based on a load detected from the load detecting portion and a load continuation duration; and a door opening and closing detecting portion detecting an opening and closing state of a door, wherein the occupant discrimination portion changes the state transition condition from the no occupant or child seat fixed state to the adult seated state such that it is difficult to transition in a state in which the door is detected to be in an open state in comparison to a state in which the door is detected to be in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TOMATSU, Isao Honda, Shintaro Nakaya, Takahiro Izuno
  • Publication number: 20160371899
    Abstract: A seat-occupancy state detection device includes: a seat occupancy sensor that forms a pressure sensitive portion on a seat occupancy surface of a seat; a load sensor that detects a load applied to the seat occupancy surface; a seat-occupancy state determination unit that determines a seat occupancy state of an occupant on the seat, based on an ON/OFF state of the seat occupancy sensor and the load which is detected by the load sensor; and an abnormality determination unit that determines an occurrence of a first abnormality in which the ON state of the seat occupancy sensor is maintained, in a case where the seat occupancy sensor is in the ON state, and the load, which is detected by the load sensor, is equal to or lower than a first threshold value indicating an unloaded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujii, Isao Honda, Takahiro Izuno
  • Publication number: 20160368398
    Abstract: A seat-occupancy state detection device includes: a seat occupancy sensor forming a pressure sensitive portion on a seat occupancy surface of a seat; a load sensor detecting a load applied to the seat occupancy surface; and a seat-occupancy state determination unit determining a seat occupancy state based on an ON/OFF state of the seat occupancy sensor and the load, wherein the seat-occupancy state determination unit includes a seat non-occupancy state determination section determining a seat non-occupancy state in a case where the seat occupancy sensor enters an OFF state and the load is equal to or lower than a first threshold value, and a threshold-value setting section setting a threshold value of the load, which is used in determination of the seat non-occupancy state, to a higher value, as duration increases after the seat occupancy sensor enters the OFF state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FUJII, Isao HONDA, Takahiro IZUNO
  • Patent number: 9440608
    Abstract: A seat passenger determination apparatus includes: a first determination processing unit configured to determine a passenger is not seated on a vehicle seat by having gotten out of the vehicle and transfer the mode to a not-seated recognition mode when a load variation width detected by a load detection apparatus falls within a first threshold value in a state in which a non-fastened state of a seatbelt is detected; and a second determination processing unit configured to determine the passenger is not seated on the vehicle seat by having gotten out of the vehicle and transfer the mode to the not-seated recognition mode when the load variation width detected by the load detection apparatus falls within a second threshold value which is larger than the first threshold value during a predetermined time when the fact that the seatbelt has changed from the fastened state to the non-fastened state is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujii, Takahiro Izuno, Isao Honda, Yoshiaki Tomatsu, Yusuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9382649
    Abstract: A warp knitted fabric to be used for an epidermis material to avoid stickiness and dampness due to sweating when one is seated for a long time, and which is light-weight and provides superior functionality; has a denbigh stitch texture or a cord stitch textureformed by supplying a base yarn by a front guide bar of a warp knitting machine having at least two guide bars, supplying an insertion yarn by a guide bar rearward of the front guide bar to knit an insertion texture, and knitting the insertion yarn underlapping the insertion yarn in the same direction and by an amount corresponding to the same number of needles as the underlapping of the base yarn supplied by the front guide bar, whereby the insertion yarn is exposed at a sinker-loop-side surface of a warp knitted fabric intermittently in a warp direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoichi Yuikawa, Isao Honda, Fumio Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 9329075
    Abstract: A seat occupancy determination device configured to be provided at one of seating portions of a plural vehicle seats includes a pair of seat occupancy amount detection devices detecting a seat occupancy amount increasing and decreasing in response to a change of a load applied to each portion of the seating portion, a seat occupancy state determination device determining a seat occupancy state of the vehicle seat, an unbalanced load detection device detecting a degree of unbalance of the load applied to a right portion and a left portion of the seating portion, and a seat occupancy threshold value setting device setting a seat occupancy threshold value and correcting the seat occupancy threshold value in response to the degree of unbalance of the load applied to the right portion and the left portion of the seating portion based on a detected signal transmitted from the unbalanced load detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao Honda, Yoshiaki Tomatsu, Yusuke Takahashi, Tomomi Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 9302640
    Abstract: A seat apparatus for a vehicle includes a load detection device placed at a front and a rear of one of a right-left pair of the attachment members so as to be spaced apart from each other, the load detection device measuring a load applied to a seat to distinguish an existence of a passenger and a type of a passenger, a detection influence determination device determining an existence of an influence on a passenger determination performance of the load detection device in a case where a collision load value detected by the load detection device in the case of a collision of the vehicle corresponds to a detected value between a preset first collision load value and a preset second collision load value, and a collision influence alert device outputting an alert in a case where the detection influence determination device determines that the passenger determination performance is influenced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao Honda, Yoshiaki Tomatsu, Yusuke Takahashi, Tomomi Tomizawa