Patents by Inventor Keiichi Takikawa

Keiichi Takikawa 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: 11312389
    Abstract: An information providing device includes an emotion estimation unit that estimates the emotion of an occupant within a predetermined period of time from the time when the occupant gets in a vehicle (STEP 114), a base-emotion setting unit that sets a base emotion of the vehicle on the basis of the emotion of the occupant (STEP 120), a vehicle-state detection unit that detects the state of the vehicle (STEP 122), an emotion generation unit that generates the emotion of the vehicle in accordance with the base emotion and the state of the vehicle (STEP 126), an information determination unit that determines, on the basis of the emotion of the vehicle, information to be provided to the occupant (STEP 128), and an information output unit that outputs information to the occupant (STEP 130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Imaizumi, Shinichiro Goto, Eisuke Soma, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Keiichi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 11074665
    Abstract: A vehicle management server for managing a shared vehicle used by a plurality of users in different time slots and including a plurality of containers respectively configured to accommodate items from a delivery service provider. The vehicle management server includes: a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The processor is configured to perform: receiving use reservations for using the shared vehicle from the plurality of users; making a use schedule of the shared vehicle; and notifying the delivery service provider of the use schedule of the shared vehicle made in the making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 11043053
    Abstract: A vehicle management server for managing a shared vehicle used by a plurality of users in different time slots. The vehicle management server includes a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The processor is configured to perform: receiving use reservations for using the shared vehicle from the plurality of users; and making a use schedule of the shared vehicle. The memory is configured to perform: storing a correspondence between a plurality of containers provided in the shared vehicle and the plurality of users respectively using the plurality of containers. The processor is further configured to perform: outputting a control signal to command the shared vehicle to lock or unlock each of the plurality of containers provided in the shared vehicle based on the use schedule made in the making and the correspondence stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 10996844
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to control an information terminal, equipped with a touch panel and installed in a vehicle, in a manner in which it can be operated without affecting driving. A drive mode application causes an information terminal, controlling the running of an application through first control on the basis of a user operation received via a touch panel, to function as: a connection detection unit, which detects a connection to a vehicle; a function limiting unit, which controls the running of the application through second control, different from the first control, on the condition that the connection to the vehicle is detected; and a display switching unit, which, on the basis of a sliding operation in a first direction received via the touch panel while a first application is being displayed, displays the first application and a second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Takikawa, Akira Iihoshi
  • Patent number: 10929652
    Abstract: An information providing device and an information providing method capable of providing information according to a driving load while alleviating or eliminating a sense of discomfort of a user of a vehicle is provided. An information providing device includes an emotion determination unit that determines virtual emotion of a vehicle, and an output control unit that determines one or both of content and an output mode of the information that the output unit is caused to output according to the virtual emotion of the vehicle. The emotion determination unit determines predetermined emotion to be the virtual emotion of the vehicle when a condition that a period in which the traveling state of the vehicle detected by the traveling state detection unit is a predetermined traveling state has continued for a predetermined period or longer is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisuke Soma, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Keiichi Takikawa, Shinichiro Goto, Satoshi Imaizumi
  • Publication number: 20210006071
    Abstract: Provided is a supply-and-demand management apparatus including: a result management unit that manages a power supply result indicating a result of power supplied among a plurality of customers of a community; and a deriving unit that derives, based on power supply results from a first customer to other customers from among the plurality of customers, an incentive to supply power from the first customer to a second customer from among the other customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki YAMADA, Koichiro TAKEMASA, Kazuyoshi MIYAJIMA, Keiichi TAKIKAWA, Yuiko KOGA
  • Publication number: 20210004861
    Abstract: Provided is an information management device capable of prompting a first user of a general vehicle to be engaged in ride-sharing. An information management device (a server (4)) includes a ride-sharing detection unit (402), a ride-sharing path recognition unit (403), and a benefit information recognition unit (406). The benefit information recognition unit (406) recognizes benefit information for providing a benefit related to charging to the first user A of a moving body (a vehicle X) based on a move cost of a path including at least an entire ride-sharing path that is recognized by the ride-sharing path recognition unit (403).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Publication number: 20200410519
    Abstract: A power interchange condition is determined between: (i) a first user that requires for power interchange in a first time period prior to a second time period under a condition that it provides power in the second time period; and (ii) a second user that can provide power to the first user in the first time period. (i) Information for identifying the first time period; and (ii) information indicating a first target value related to a power amount provided to the first user from the second user in the first time period are obtained. Information indicating a condition for providing power by the second user in the first time period is obtained. At least one of: (i) a second target value related to a power amount provided to the second user from the first user in the second time period, and (ii) a parameter that indicates a relationship between the first target value and the second target value is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka TSUJI, Takayuki YAMADA, Koichiro TAKEMASA, Kazuyoshi MIYAJIMA, Keiichi TAKIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200410526
    Abstract: Provided is an information management device with which it is possible to provide a benefit to a user of a moving body that was not able to use a charging apparatus for moving bodies, from among moving bodies that have visited a facility having the charging apparatus for moving bodies. An information management device (4) includes a stay determination unit (403), a charging determination unit (404), and a benefit information generation unit (405). The benefit information generation unit (405) generates benefit information related to a benefit to the user of a moving body determined by the stay determination unit (403) to have stayed in a facility and determined by the charging determination unit (404) to have not been charged by any of one or more charging apparatuses for moving bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Publication number: 20200403444
    Abstract: Included are: a performance information obtaining unit that obtains, for each of a plurality of first power customers that configure a first community, information about a power interchange performance between the first power customer and the first community; a contribution degree determination unit that determines a contribution degree of at least one of the plurality of first power customers to a surplus power amount of the first community in a certain time period, based on information about the performance obtained by the performance information obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Takayuki YAMADA, Koichiro TAKEMASA, Kazuyoshi MIYAJIMA, Keiichi TAKIKAWA, Yuiko KOGA
  • Patent number: 10810410
    Abstract: An information providing device and an information providing method capable of providing information according to a driving load while alleviating or eliminating a sense of discomfort of a user of a vehicle is provided. An information providing device includes an emotion determination unit that determines virtual emotion of a vehicle, and an output control unit that determines one or both of content and an output mode of the information that the output unit is caused to output according to the virtual emotion of the vehicle. The emotion determination unit determines predetermined emotion to be the virtual emotion of the vehicle when a condition that a period in which the traveling state of the vehicle detected by the traveling state detection unit is a predetermined traveling state has continued for a predetermined period or longer is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisuke Soma, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Keiichi Takikawa, Shinichiro Goto, Satoshi Imaizumi
  • Publication number: 20200273272
    Abstract: A vehicle management server for managing a shared vehicle used by a plurality of users in different time slots. The vehicle management server includes a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The processor is configured to perform: receiving use reservations for using the shared vehicle from the plurality of users; and making a use schedule of the shared vehicle. The memory is configured to perform: storing a correspondence between a plurality of containers provided in the shared vehicle and the plurality of users respectively using the plurality of containers. The processor is further configured to perform: outputting a control signal to command the shared vehicle to lock or unlock each of the plurality of containers provided in the shared vehicle based on the use schedule made in the making and the correspondence stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Publication number: 20200273135
    Abstract: A vehicle management server for managing a shared vehicle used by a plurality of users in different time slots and including a plurality of containers respectively configured to accommodate items from a delivery service provider. The vehicle management server includes: a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The processor is configured to perform: receiving use reservations for using the shared vehicle from the plurality of users; making a use schedule of the shared vehicle; and notifying the delivery service provider of the use schedule of the shared vehicle made in the making.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 10628008
    Abstract: An information terminal controlling operations of applications according to a user's operation received via a touch panel includes a display control unit configured to display a first functional icon assigned with a first operation that is activated when the user touches the first functional icon for a predetermined period of time or less, wherein the display control unit displays a second functional icon at a position adjacent to the first functional icon when the user touches the first functional icon for more than the predetermined period of time, and wherein the second functional icon assigned with another operation, which is different from the first operation, that is activated when the user touches the second functional icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Publication number: 20190243459
    Abstract: An information providing device includes an emotion estimation unit that estimates the emotion of an occupant within a predetermined period of time from the time when the occupant gets in a vehicle (STEP 114), a base-emotion setting unit that sets a base emotion of the vehicle on the basis of the emotion of the occupant (STEP 120), a vehicle-state detection unit that detects the state of the vehicle (STEP 122), an emotion generation unit that generates the emotion of the vehicle in accordance with the base emotion and the state of the vehicle (STEP 126), an information determination unit that determines, on the basis of the emotion of the vehicle, information to be provided to the occupant (STEP 128), and an information output unit that outputs information to the occupant (STEP 130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Imaizumi, Shinichiro Goto, Eisuke Soma, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Keiichi Takikawa
  • Publication number: 20180357473
    Abstract: An information providing device and an information providing method capable of providing information according to a driving load while alleviating or eliminating a sense of discomfort of a user of a vehicle is provided. An information providing device includes an emotion determination unit that determines virtual emotion of a vehicle, and an output control unit that determines one or both of content and an output mode of the information that the output unit is caused to output according to the virtual emotion of the vehicle. The emotion determination unit determines predetermined emotion to be the virtual emotion of the vehicle when a condition that a period in which the traveling state of the vehicle detected by the traveling state detection unit is a predetermined traveling state has continued for a predetermined period or longer is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisuke SOMA, Hiromitsu YUHARA, Keiichi TAKIKAWA, Shinichiro GOTO, Satoshi IMAIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20180342005
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a place recommendation device and method, so that even if the device is used by a new user or multiple users, a place that can cause a change in the emotion of the user currently using the device can be recommended. The place recommendation device includes a place information storage part, storing place information that associates with an attribute of an object vehicle, one or more places, and an emotion of an object user; a place identification part, identifying a place based on the place information, wherein the place corresponds to the attribute of the object vehicle and an estimated emotion of the object user; and an output control part, outputting information representing the identified place to the output part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Yuhara, Keiichi Takikawa, Eisuke Soma, Shinichiro Goto, Satoshi Imaizumi
  • Publication number: 20180059912
    Abstract: An information terminal controlling operations of applications according to a user's operation received via a touch panel includes a display control unit configured to display a first functional icon assigned with a first operation that is activated when the user touches the first functional icon for a predetermined period of time or less, wherein the display control unit displays a second functional icon at a position adjacent to the first functional icon when the user touches the first functional icon for more than the predetermined period of time, and wherein the second functional icon assigned with another operation, which is different from the first operation, that is activated when the user touches the second functional icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 9800709
    Abstract: A control device of an information terminal of the present invention determines whether one specified operation among multiple specified operations to an input device 11 is done. On condition that the one specified operation is determined to be done, the control device causes the input device 11 to function as an input interface used to input information in order to use a function related to one category among the multiple categories corresponding to the one specified operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa
  • Patent number: 9769303
    Abstract: A control device of an information terminal of the present invention determines whether one specified operation among multiple specified operations to an input device 11 is done. On condition that the one specified operation is determined to be done, the control device causes the input device 11 to function as an input interface used to input information in order to use a function related to one category among the multiple categories corresponding to the one specified operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Takikawa