Patents by Inventor Kazutaka SHIMODA

Kazutaka SHIMODA 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: 20190389441
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a braking unit 15 for braking a vehicle, an obstacle detection sensor for detecting an obstacle in front of the vehicle, a braking control unit for controlling a braking of the vehicle by the braking unit on the basis of a detection condition of the obstacle, an acquisition unit for acquiring position information indicating a position of the vehicle, and a storage control unit for storing, in a storage unit, braking history information that includes the position information acquired when the braking of the vehicle is performed by the braking unit under control of the braking control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Junko YAMAGUCHI, Kazutaka SHIMODA
  • Patent number: 10486710
    Abstract: This cruise control device enables more accurate prediction of running resistance and prevents worsening of fuel economy. In this device, a coasting prediction unit (12c) of an automatic cruise control device (12), which is for performing cruise control of the vehicle (1) on the basis of a resistance coefficient, predicts, on the basis of the resistance coefficient, the change in vehicle speed if the vehicle (1) were to coast; if the vehicle (1) does coast, a vehicle information acquisition unit (12b) acquires information about the detected vehicle speed; and a running resistance updating unit (12f) updates the value of the resistance coefficient on the basis of the information about the change in vehicle speed predicted by the coasting prediction unit (12c) and information about the vehicle speed acquired by the vehicle information acquisition unit (12b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichi Ishiguro, Ryuu Yamakado, Kazutaka Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190071083
    Abstract: A driving assistance device (30) that has: an information acquisition unit (31) that acquires the relative speed of a vehicle ahead and the inter-vehicle distance to the vehicle ahead; a table (33) in which degrees of urgency that correspond to relative speeds and inter-vehicle distances have been pre-stored; and an ACC control unit (32) that reads out, from the table (33), a degree of urgency (x) that corresponds to the relative speed and inter-vehicle distance acquired by the information acquisition unit (31), finds a target acceleration/deceleration that has a slope (y) that is based on the degree of urgency (x) that was read out, and outputs the found target acceleration/deceleration as a control signal for controlling break pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki TAKAHASHI, Kazutaka SHIMODA, Masaichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180072322
    Abstract: This cruise control device enables more accurate prediction of running resistance and prevents worsening of fuel economy. In this device, a coasting prediction unit (12c) of an automatic cruise control device (12), which is for performing cruise control of the vehicle (1) on the basis of a resistance coefficient, predicts, on the basis of the resistance coefficient, the change in vehicle speed if the vehicle (1) were to coast; if the vehicle (1) does coast, a vehicle information acquisition unit (12b) acquires information about the detected vehicle speed; and a running resistance updating unit (12f) updates the value of the resistance coefficient on the basis of the information about the change in vehicle speed predicted by the coasting prediction unit (12c) and information about the vehicle speed acquired by the vehicle information acquisition unit (12b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Shinichi ISHIGURO, Ryuu YAMAKADO, Kazutaka SHIMODA