Patents by Inventor Junpei Noguchi

Junpei Noguchi 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: 11981325
    Abstract: A control device includes: a retry determination unit configured to determine whether to execute retry control based on a current position of a moving object and a target position when the moving object is moved to the target position by automatic steering; and a notification control unit configured to transmit a retry notification, including information indicating that the retry control is to be executed based on a determination result of the retry determination unit, to a terminal device. The notification control unit transmits the retry notification to the terminal device when the retry control, executed after at least a part of the moving object reaches the target position, is determined, and the notification control unit does not transmit the retry notification to the terminal device when the retry control, executed before at least a part of the moving object reaches the target position, is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuro Fujiwara, Akiko Sato, Junpei Noguchi, Gaku Shimamoto, Takeshi Sasajima, Hiroki Takaku, Masafumi Sagara
  • Patent number: 11938931
    Abstract: A stop assist system for moving a moving body to a stop position and making the moving body stop at the stop position includes: an external environment recognizing unit that recognizes an external environment of the moving body; and a moving body control unit that executes a driving process to make the moving body travel to the stop position based on a recognition result of the external environment recognizing unit. The moving body control unit suspends the driving process when, while the moving body is traveling to the stop position, the moving body control unit determines, based on the recognition result, that there is an object within a range of a prescribed lateral threshold value on a lateral outside of the moving body and the object extends over a prescribed longitudinal threshold value or more along a travel direction within the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Gaku Shimamoto, Takuma Sekino, Tatsuro Fujiwara, Akiko Nakamura, Kazuya Kobayashi, Masafumi Sagara, Takeshi Sasajima
  • Patent number: 11904885
    Abstract: An accommodation area management device which manages an accommodation area for accommodating a moving body and stops the moving body at a predetermined accommodation position in the accommodation area includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire autonomous movement level information related to autonomous movement that the moving body can perform and a processing unit configured to determine an accommodation position for stopping the moving body based on the autonomous movement level information when the moving body enters the accommodation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Gaku Shimamoto, Yuta Takada, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11748790
    Abstract: An accommodation area management device, which manages an accommodation area for accommodating a moving body, includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information including at least one of specifications of the moving body and traveling performance of the moving body when the moving body enters the accommodation area, an accommodation position determination unit configured to determine an accommodation position of the moving body based upon the information, and a use fee determination unit configured to determine a use fee of the accommodation area based upon at least one of the information and the accommodation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Gaku Shimamoto, Yuta Takada, Ryoma Taguchi, Shogo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230236596
    Abstract: An information terminal carried by a user of a moving object includes: a display configured to perform a position instruction operation on a display image; and a controller configured to perform movement control of the moving object based on a specific operation including a rotation instruction operation of the user on the display. After the controller causes the display to display a first guidance image that extends in a left-right direction, the controller causes the display to display, at a first position instructed by the user on the first guidance image, a second guidance image that has a length in a left-right direction shorter than that of the first guidance image and that serves as a starting point of the specific operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei NOGUCHI, Gaku SHIMAMOTO, Takuma SEKINO
  • Publication number: 20230236592
    Abstract: A control device of a moving object includes: a communication unit configured to communicate with an information terminal carried by a user of the moving object; and a controller configured to perform movement control of the moving object. When a predetermined operation from the user of the moving object is received, the controller transmits inquiry information on driver determination to the information terminals around the moving object, the controller receives predetermined answer information for the inquiry information, the controller selects an information terminal, which is a transmission source of the answer information that is received first, as a driver terminal, and the controller performs movement control of the moving object based on movement instruction information from the driver terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei NOGUCHI, Gaku SHIMAMOTO, Takuma SEKINO
  • Patent number: 11702097
    Abstract: An accommodation area management device which manages an accommodation area for accommodating a moving body and stops the moving body at a predetermined accommodation position in the accommodation area includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire autonomous movement level information related to autonomous movement that the moving body can perform and a processing unit configured to determine an accommodation position for stopping the moving body based on the autonomous movement level information when the moving body enters the accommodation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Gaku Shimamoto, Yuta Takada, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20230192072
    Abstract: A control device includes: a retry determination unit configured to determine whether to execute retry control based on a current position of a moving object and a target position when the moving object is moved to the target position by automatic steering; and a notification control unit configured to transmit a retry notification, including information indicating that the retry control is to be executed based on a determination result of the retry determination unit, to a terminal device. The notification control unit transmits the retry notification to the terminal device when the retry control, executed after at least a part of the moving object reaches the target position, is determined, and the notification control unit does not transmit the retry notification to the terminal device when the retry control, executed before at least a part of the moving object reaches the target position, is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuro FUJIWARA, Akiko SATO, Junpei NOGUCHI, Gaku SHIMAMOTO, Takeshi SASAJIMA, Hiroki TAKAKU, Masafumi SAGARA
  • Patent number: 11584384
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a terminal configured to be carried by a user; and a control device configured to execute a remote autonomous moving process to move a vehicle from an initial position to a prescribed stop position based on an input from the terminal and to stop the vehicle at the stop position. The remote autonomous moving process proceeds on condition of continuation of a reciprocating operation on the terminal by the user, and has a plurality of modes in which a vehicle speed to move the vehicle is set to values different from each other. The control device or the terminal is configured to select one of the plurality of modes based on a speed of the reciprocating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Shimamoto, Junpei Noguchi, Naotoshi Takemura
  • Patent number: 11586224
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus that controls movement of a vehicle in response to an instruction from a remote control terminal located outside the vehicle, the apparatus comprising: an obtaining unit configured to obtain an image captured by an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a periphery of the vehicle; an operator detecting unit configured to detect an operator of the remote control terminal on the basis of the image obtained by the obtaining unit; a terminal detecting unit configured to detect a position of the remote control terminal relative to the vehicle; and a control unit configured to control, on the basis of a detection result from the operator detecting unit and a detection result from the terminal detecting unit, whether to permit or prohibit a remote control operation of the vehicle performed through the remote control terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Shimamoto, Junpei Noguchi, Naotoshi Takemura, Hidetoshi Kobori, Masafumi Sagara, Tatsuro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11584364
    Abstract: A vehicle control device comprising: a control unit configured to control an automated parking mode based on a shift position of a transmission when an automated parking is instructed, wherein the automated parking mode includes a first automated parking mode in which steering is not executed and forward movement or rearward movement is possible and a second automated parking mode in which a parking space is detected and steering is executed automatically, and the control unit controls the automated parking mode to be in the first automated parking mode, in a case where the shift position is a first position, and selectively controls the automated parking mode to be in the first automated parking mode or the second automated parking mode, in a case where the shift position is a second position that differs from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Shimamoto, Junpei Noguchi, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11553303
    Abstract: The vehicle control system includes a first position measuring unit measuring a position of a mobile terminal by performing first position measuring processing, a second position measuring unit measuring a position of the mobile terminal by performing second position measuring processing having less power consumption in a vehicle by wireless communication than that of the first position measuring processing, and a position measurement control unit handling, as monitoring areas, a first area outside the vehicle and a second area outside the first area and, if the position of the mobile terminal is within the second area, continuing measurement of a position of the mobile terminal by the second position measuring unit, and, after the position of the mobile terminal comes into the first area, switching to measurement of a position of the mobile terminal by the first position measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hasegawa, Fumiaki Yamaguchi, Yusuke Takahashi, Junpei Noguchi, Gaku Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 11541906
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Patent number: 11543820
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes: a recognizer which is configured to recognize a motion of the face of a user present outside a vehicle; a determiner which is configured to determine a stop position of the vehicle on the basis of the motion of the face recognized by the recognizer; and a driving controller which controls at least the speed of the vehicle such that the vehicle is caused to stop at the stop position determined by the determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada
  • Patent number: 11535243
    Abstract: A remote parking system includes: a terminal configured to transmit a ranging signal; plural reception units provided with a reception surface to receive the ranging signal and configured to detect an arrival direction of the ranging signal with respect to the reception surface; and a control device configured to acquire a distance from the terminal to a vehicle based on the arrival direction of the ranging signal and a reference posture of each of the reception units and to move the vehicle toward a parking position based on an operation input to the terminal in a case where the control device determines that the acquired distance from the terminal to the vehicle is equal to or less than a prescribed threshold. The control device is configured to cause the terminal to display an intensity of the ranging signal received by at least one of the reception units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Shimamoto, Junpei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11537385
    Abstract: A notification device, configured to notify an accommodation area that can accommodate a moving body, in which the performance of the moving body that can be accommodated in the accommodation area is predetermined; includes: a first determination unit configured to determine a first accommodation area that can accommodate the moving body with the current performance, based on the current performance of the moving body; a second determination unit configured to determine a second accommodation area that can accommodate the moving body with the performance after rewriting, based on the performance after the rewriting the software of the moving body; and a notification unit configured to separately notify the first accommodation area and the second accommodation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Gaku Shimamoto, Yuta Takada, Ryoma Taguchi, Shogo Kobayashi, Hidekazu Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 11513527
    Abstract: A vehicle control device is a vehicle control device mounted in a vehicle and includes an information provider configured to transmit information on a route from a parking position to a boarding position of the vehicle to a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Yasushi Shoda, Yuki Hara, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada
  • Patent number: 11485280
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Katsuyasu Yamane, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Patent number: 11480957
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a control device mounted on a vehicle and configured to execute remote automatic moving processing; an operation terminal configured to be carried by a user and to transmit a control signal to the control device based on an input by the user; and a position determination unit mounted on the vehicle and/or the operation terminal and configured to measure a distance between the operation terminal and the vehicle. When the control device determines that the distance exceeds a first threshold based on a signal from the position determination unit, the control device stops the vehicle and transmits an output signal to the operation terminal, the output signal being a signal to cause the operation terminal to output a fact that the distance exceeds the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Shimamoto, Junpei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11480970
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a terminal, a control device, and an external environment sensor. The control device includes an action plan unit, an external environment recognizing unit, and a traveling control unit. The terminal includes a position detection unit and an input unit. In a case where a prescribed condition is satisfied, the action plan unit computes or maintains a traveling route that is not restricted by a person to be present in a moving side area located on one lateral side for which a vehicle should be headed. In a case where the prescribed condition is not satisfied, the action plan unit computes the traveling route such that the vehicle reaches a parking position after moving straight for a prescribed distance or more. The prescribed condition is satisfied in a case where a position of the terminal is present in the moving side area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Masahiro Kowada, Miki Tsujino