Patents by Inventor Kazushige Yamada

Kazushige Yamada 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: 10656639
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs image information including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a sign object representing a sign, to a display unit. An operation signal input unit receives an operation signal of a user for moving, in the image displayed on the display unit, the vehicle object to the position of the sign object or for moving the sign object to the position of the vehicle object. A command output unit outputs a command corresponding to the display content in the sign object when the operation signal is received, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Patent number: 10604158
    Abstract: A driver can intuitively and conveniently perform an operation for instructing a traffic lane change to a vehicle. In a driving support device 10, an image output unit 14a outputs, to a display unit 31, an image containing an own vehicle object representing an own vehicle and a plurality of traffic lanes. An operation signal input unit 14b receives an operation of a user for moving the own vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit 31 from a first traffic lane to a second traffic lane. A command output unit 14c outputs, to an automatic driving control unit 20 that controls automatic driving, a command for instructing the change of a traveling traffic lane of the own vehicle from the first traffic lane to the second traffic lane when the operation is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Patent number: 10532763
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs an image including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a peripheral situation of the vehicle, to a display unit. An operation signal input unit receives a gesture operation by a user that involves moving of the vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit. A command output unit outputs a command according to the gesture operation, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Patent number: 10435033
    Abstract: A driving support device includes an image output unit, an operation signal input unit, and a command output unit. The image output unit outputs an image information including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a peripheral situation of the vehicle, to a display unit. The operation signal input unit receives an operation signal of a user with respect to the vehicle object in an image displayed on the display unit. The command output unit outputs an automatic driving control command corresponding to the received operation signal, to an automatic driving controller that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Patent number: 10318121
    Abstract: A control method according to the present disclosure is used in a remote control system including apparatuses and an information terminal that controls at least one of the apparatuses via a network. The control method includes: a step (S2) of displaying, on a user interface region of a display unit of the information terminal, apparatus icons indicating target apparatus candidates among the apparatuses; a step (S3) of obtaining, via the network, (a) apparatus state information related to the apparatuses and (b) sensor information that is a value indicating a spatial environment in which the apparatuses are located; and a step (S4) of (i) determining priorities of the target apparatus candidates based on the apparatus state information and the sensor information, all of which are obtained in the step (S3), and (ii) sorting, according to the determined priorities, the apparatus icons displayed on the user interface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Chikara Yoshida, Masayuki Kozuka, Toshihisa Nakano, Tsutomu Sekibe, Jun Yamaguchi, Kazushige Yamada, Kenji Shimizu, Masaki Takahashi, Yuri Nishikawa, Motoji Ohmori, Hiroyuki Takemura, Takeshi Hosaka
  • Publication number: 20190113394
    Abstract: A driver can intuitively and conveniently perform an operation for instructing passing to a vehicle. In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs, to a display unit, an image containing an own vehicle object representing an own vehicle and an another vehicle object representing another vehicle in front of the own vehicle object. An operation signal input unit receives an operation of a user for changing the positional relationship between the own vehicle object and the another vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit. A command output unit outputs, to an automatic driving control unit, a command for instructing the own vehicle to pass the another vehicle when the positional relationship between the own vehicle object and the another vehicle object is changed such that the own vehicle object is positioned in front of the another vehicle object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUSHIGE YAMADA, OSAMU YAMAJI, AZUSA GOJYO, SATOSHI KAJITA, TOSHIAKI MORI, MAKOTO OKADA
  • Patent number: 10160451
    Abstract: A driver can intuitively and conveniently perform an operation for instructing passing to a vehicle. In a driving support device 10, an image output unit 14a outputs, to a display unit 31, an image containing an own vehicle object representing an own vehicle and an another vehicle object representing another vehicle in front of the own vehicle object. An operation signal input unit 14b receives an operation of a user for changing the positional relationship between the own vehicle object and the another vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit 31. A command output unit 14c outputs, to an automatic driving control unit 20, a command for instructing the own vehicle to pass the another vehicle when the positional relationship between the own vehicle object and the another vehicle object is changed such that the own vehicle object is positioned in front of the another vehicle object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Patent number: 10139793
    Abstract: Acquiring correspondence among a plurality of time zones and target upper limit temperatures and target lower limit temperatures of the air conditioner that correspond to the respective plurality of time zones. A display allows a user to set the preset temperatures of the air conditioner in the respective plurality of time zones. The display includes a graph region having a first axis corresponding to the plurality of time zones and a second axis corresponding to the preset temperatures of the air conditioner. The graph region includes, in each of the plurality of time zones, a first temperature region having a first appearance and a second temperature region displayed having a second appearance. A symbol indicative of a corresponding preset temperature is displayed in the first temperature region in a corresponding one of the plurality of time zones in the graph region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Taiji Sasaki, Masashi Sugiyama, Yoichi Nishida, Tetsuji Fuchikami, Shunji Harada
  • Publication number: 20180321673
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs image information including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a sign object representing a sign, to a display unit. An operation signal input unit receives an operation signal of a user for moving, in the image displayed on the display unit, the vehicle object to the position of the sign object or for moving the sign object to the position of the vehicle object. A command output unit outputs a command corresponding to the display content in the sign object when the operation signal is received, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUSHIGE YAMADA, OSAMU YAMAJI, AZUSA GOJYO, SATOSHI KAJITA, TOSHIAKI MORI, MAKOTO OKADA
  • Publication number: 20180304905
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs an image including a host vehicle object representing a host vehicle and a nearby vehicle object representing a nearby vehicle, to a display unit. The operation signal input unit receives an operation of a user for changing a distance between the host vehicle object and the nearby vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit. The command output unit outputs a command for instructing one vehicle to travel following another vehicle when the distance between the host vehicle object and the nearby vehicle object is equal to or less than a predetermined distance, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kazushige YAMADA, Osamu YAMAJI, Azusa GOJYO, Satoshi KAJITA, Toshiaki MORI, Makoto OKADA
  • Patent number: 10082947
    Abstract: This information processing device enables a user to easily move objects between applications simultaneously displayed on touch panels. The information processing device is provided with touch panels on which applications are simultaneously displayed. A touch panel coordinate management unit detects that an application object has existed for a prescribed time in a defined area of the touch panel when the object is being dragged. An application control unit and a display control unit move the display of the application to a position that allows the object to be dropped as a trigger for detecting the existence of the object in the defined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kohashi, Kazushige Yamada, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Kohei Yamaguchi, Ryo Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10031519
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs image information including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a sign object representing a sign, to a display unit. An operation signal input unit receives an operation signal of a user for moving, in the image displayed on the display unit, the vehicle object to the position of the sign object or for moving the sign object to the position of the vehicle object. A command output unit outputs a command corresponding to the display content in the sign object when the operation signal is received, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Publication number: 20180194367
    Abstract: A driver can intuitively and conveniently perform an operation for instructing a traffic lane change to a vehicle. In a driving support device 10, an image output unit 14a outputs, to a display unit 31, an image containing an own vehicle object representing an own vehicle and a plurality of traffic lanes. An operation signal input unit 14b receives an operation of a user for moving the own vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit 31 from a first traffic lane to a second traffic lane. A command output unit 14c outputs, to an automatic driving control unit 20 that controls automatic driving, a command for instructing the change of a traveling traffic lane of the own vehicle from the first traffic lane to the second traffic lane when the operation is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Kazushige YAMADA, Osamu YAMAJI, Azusa GOJYO, Satoshi KAJITA, Toshiaki MORI, Makoto OKADA
  • Patent number: 10017189
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs an image including a host vehicle object representing a host vehicle and a nearby vehicle object representing a nearby vehicle, to a display unit. The operation signal input unit receives an operation of a user for changing a distance between the host vehicle object and the nearby vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit. The command output unit outputs a command for instructing one vehicle to travel following another vehicle when the distance between the host vehicle object and the nearby vehicle object is equal to or less than a predetermined distance, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Patent number: 9944298
    Abstract: A driver can intuitively and conveniently perform an operation for instructing a traffic lane change to a vehicle. In a driving support device 10, an image output unit 14a outputs, to a display unit 31, an image containing an own vehicle object representing an own vehicle and a plurality of traffic lanes. An operation signal input unit 14b receives an operation of a user for moving the own vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit 31 from a first traffic lane to a second traffic lane. A command output unit 14c outputs, to an automatic driving control unit 20 that controls automatic driving, a command for instructing the change of a traveling traffic lane of the own vehicle from the first traffic lane to the second traffic lane when the operation is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Publication number: 20180043923
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs an image including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a peripheral situation of the vehicle, to a display unit. An operation signal input unit receives a gesture operation by a user that involves moving of the vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit. A command output unit outputs a command according to the gesture operation, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUSHIGE YAMADA, OSAMU YAMAJI, AZUSA GOJYO, SATOSHI KAJITA, TOSHIAKI MORI, MAKOTO OKADA
  • Publication number: 20170364066
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs image information including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a sign object representing a sign, to a display unit. An operation signal input unit receives an operation signal of a user for moving, in the image displayed on the display unit, the vehicle object to the position of the sign object or for moving the sign object to the position of the vehicle object. A command output unit outputs a command corresponding to the display content in the sign object when the operation signal is received, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: KAZUSHIGE YAMADA, OSAMU YAMAJI, AZUSA GOJYO, SATOSHI KAJITA, TOSHIAKI MORI, MAKOTO OKADA
  • Patent number: 9828020
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs an image including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a peripheral situation of the vehicle, to a display unit. An operation signal input unit receives a gesture operation by a user that involves moving of the vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit. A command output unit outputs a command according to the gesture operation, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Osamu Yamaji, Azusa Gojyo, Satoshi Kajita, Toshiaki Mori, Makoto Okada
  • Patent number: 9778634
    Abstract: A control method for controlling at least one of a plurality of apparatuses. The control method includes: displaying candidate information and obtaining, via a network, an operation history of each of the apparatuses. The method includes generating a control signal for performing a predetermined control on a target apparatus, when the user confirms that the predetermined control is to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Chikara Yoshida, Masayuki Kozuka, Toshihisa Nakano, Tsutomu Sekibe, Jun Yamaguchi, Kazushige Yamada, Kenji Shimizu, Masaki Takahashi, Yuri Nishikawa, Motoji Ohmori, Hiroyuki Takemura, Takeshi Hosaka
  • Publication number: 20170225691
    Abstract: In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs an image including a host vehicle object representing a host vehicle and a nearby vehicle object representing a nearby vehicle, to a display unit. The operation signal input unit receives an operation of a user for changing a distance between the host vehicle object and the nearby vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit. The command output unit outputs a command for instructing one vehicle to travel following another vehicle when the distance between the host vehicle object and the nearby vehicle object is equal to or less than a predetermined distance, to an automatic driving control unit that controls automatic driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: KAZUSHIGE YAMADA, OSAMU YAMAJI, AZUSA GOJYO, SATOSHI KAJITA, TOSHIAKI MORI, MAKOTO OKADA