Patents by Inventor Keisuke Maeda

Keisuke Maeda 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: 11964775
    Abstract: Proposed are a mobile object, an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of improving the accuracy of determining whether to land a drone aircraft on a landing surface. The mobile object of the present technology includes a control unit. The control unit calculates a temporal change of a landing surface from images in which the landing surface for the mobile object is imaged in time series by an imaging unit of the mobile object in a hovering state, and determines whether to land the mobile object on the landing surface on the basis of the calculated temporal change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erio Akanuma, Keisuke Maeda
  • Publication number: 20240101021
    Abstract: A headlight determination apparatus includes a camera device, a target light recognition device, and a changing device. The camera device captures an image ahead of a vehicle at a predetermined frame rate. The target light recognition device recognizes target light from the image captured by the camera device. The changing device changes a wavelength of headlight of the vehicle by using a predetermined period slower than the predetermined frame rate. When the wavelength of the headlight is different from a wavelength of the target light and/or when a period of the wavelength of the headlight does not match a period of the wavelength of the target light, the target light recognition device recognizes that there is target light other than the headlight in front of the vehicle and controls light distribution of the headlight when there is target light other than the headlight in front of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiro YASUFUKU, Kazuki KAWAMURA, Kazuki ODAGIRI, Keisuke MAEDA, Takashi MAI, Takafumi OTA
  • Patent number: 11887877
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device includes: an electrostatic chuck part having a sample placing surface on which a sample is placed and having a first electrode for electrostatic attraction; a cooling base part placed on a side opposite to the sample placing surface with respect to the electrostatic chuck part to cool the electrostatic chuck part; and an adhesive layer that bonds the electrostatic chuck part and the cooling base part together, in which the electrostatic chuck part has a recess and protrusion on the adhesive layer side, and a sheet resistance value of the first electrode is higher than 1.0?/? and lower than 1.0×1010?/?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Kosakai, Masaki Ozaki, Keisuke Maeda
  • Publication number: 20230373382
    Abstract: A present invention provide a vehicle light system which prevents low-beam headlights from being forgotten to turn on while a vehicle is traveling and is able to turn off the low-beam headlights when it is not necessary, a rotation position of a light switch includes an AUTO position, a SMALL position, and an OFF position, the light switch includes a momentary mechanism which returns a position to the AUTO position when the position is changed to the OFF position or the SMALL position, lights include the low-beam headlights and position lights, the AUTO position allows the low-beam headlights and the position lights to turn on or off depending on a brightness outside the vehicle, and a light control unit turns off the low-beam headlights and turns on the position lights when the rotation position is set to the AUTO position, the brightness outside the vehicle is lower than a predetermined value, a speed is lower than a first predetermined speed, and the rotation position is then changed to the SMALL position
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Manabu Shimada, Shigeto Iwamoto, Keisuke Maeda, Takashi Mai
  • Patent number: 11797023
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to generate a map specification based on a behavior objective of a mobility device or a state of the mobility device, and create, based on the generated map specification, an outside map of an environment external to the mobility device that satisfies the generated map specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Maeda
  • Publication number: 20230321968
    Abstract: A method for repairing an electrostatic chuck device that is formed by bonding an electrostatic chuck member made of ceramics and a temperature-controlling base member made of metal with a first adhesive layer sandwiched therebetween is provided. The method includes a step of repairing the first adhesive layer that has been eroded by using a cold-curing adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke MAEDA, Yuuki KINPARA
  • Patent number: 11768103
    Abstract: A photodetector including: a case including a light receiving surface provided on an upper surface and having a first region that transmits visible light and a second region that transmits less visible light than the first region; a printed circuit board provided to face the light receiving surface; and a plurality of electronic components provided on a light receiving surface side of the printed circuit board and including a first light receiving element configured to detect visible light. The first light receiving element is disposed at a first position of the printed circuit board exposed to the visible light transmitted through the first region. The number of mounted electronic components disposed at the first position is smaller than the number of mounted electronic components disposed at a second position of the printed circuit board other than the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NIDEC MOBILITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go Shimizu, Keisuke Maeda, Takashi Mai, Kotaro Ono, Takayuki Suzuki, Satoshi Chikazawa
  • Patent number: 11745642
    Abstract: A present invention provide a vehicle light system which prevents low-beam headlights from being forgotten to turn on while a vehicle is traveling and is able to turn off the low-beam headlights when it is not necessary, a rotation position of a light switch includes an AUTO position, a SMALL position, and an OFF position, the light switch includes a momentary mechanism which returns a position to the AUTO position when the position is changed to the OFF position or the SMALL position, lights include the low-beam headlights and position lights, the AUTO position allows the low-beam headlights and the position lights to turn on or off depending on a brightness outside the vehicle, and a light control unit turns off the low-beam headlights and turns on the position lights when the rotation position is set to the AUTO position, the brightness outside the vehicle is lower than a predetermined value, a speed is lower than a first predetermined speed, and the rotation position is then changed to the SMALL position
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Shimada, Shigeto Iwamoto, Keisuke Maeda, Takashi Mai
  • Publication number: 20230264365
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that processes information for implementing the best gripping operation suitable for a characteristic of a gripper. The information processing apparatus includes: a grip information analysis unit that analyzes an object and generates generalized grip shape information; and a generalized grip shape information accumulation unit that accumulates the generalized grip shape information. The information processing apparatus further includes a grip objective planning unit that plans a grip objective of the object on the basis of the generalized grip shape information of the object and a characteristic of a gripper to be used for a grip. The grip objective planning unit plans the grip objective regarding how to grip which portion of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventor: KEISUKE MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20230259134
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that enable a mobile device to flexibly correspond to a designated action target. A movement target of the mobile device is calculated on the basis of action target information indicating an action target designating a movement destination of the mobile device and movable space information indicating a movable space which is a range of a real space in which the mobile device is movable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventor: KEISUKE MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20230182279
    Abstract: A cutting tool 10 comprises a housing 30, and a handle 50 connected to the housing 30. The handle 50 comprises: a grip part 51; a first connection part 52 extending from one end of the grip part 51 toward a front side and fixed to a main body housing 32 of the housing 30; and a second connection part 53 extending from the other end of the grip part 51 toward the front side and fixed to the main body housing 32. Thus, a loop structure S is formed by the housing 30 and the handle 50. Then, a battery pack 100 to be attached to a battery attachment and detachment part 42 of a motor housing 40 is disposed in the loop structure S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto ISE, Kenichi MATSUNAGA, Keisuke MAEDA, Masahide IMAYOSHI
  • Patent number: 11661084
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an aspect of the present technology includes an estimation unit, a generation unit, and a frequency control unit. The estimation unit estimates at least one of a location or a posture of a mobile object. The generation unit generates a movement plan for moving the mobile object. The frequency control unit controls frequency of update of the movement plan to be performed by the generation unit, on the basis of load index information serving as an index of a load on the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Watanabe, Masataka Toyoura, Takamori Yamaguchi, Ryo Takahashi, Keisuke Maeda
  • Patent number: 11664261
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to reduce non-uniformity of etching in a plane of a wafer. An electrostatic chuck device includes: an electrostatic chuck part having a sample mounting surface on which a sample is mounted and having a first electrode for electrostatic attraction; a cooling base part placed on a side opposite to the sample mounting surface with respect to the electrostatic chuck part to cool the electrostatic chuck part; and an adhesive layer that bonds the electrostatic chuck part and the cooling base part together, in which the cooling base part has a function of a second electrode that is an RF electrode, a third electrode for RF electrode or LC adjustment is provided between the electrostatic chuck part and the cooling base part, and the third electrode is bonded to the electrostatic chuck part and the cooling base part and insulated from the cooling base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Kosakai, Masaki Ozaki, Keisuke Maeda
  • Publication number: 20230135955
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a crowd characteristic estimator and a plan controller. The crowd characteristic estimator estimates information regarding a characteristic of a crowd on the basis of a sensing result of an external environment. The crowd is a collection of individuals present in the external environment. The plan controller controls a creation mode of an action plan for a movable body in the external environment on the basis of at least the information regarding the characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: YUKI ENDO, KEISUKE MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20230121075
    Abstract: A method, including: receiving, by a computing device, an electronic notification directed to a user of an electronic device; generating, by the computing device, an initial uninterruptibility score based on a current work mode of the user; generating, by the computing device, an initial necessity score based on current attributes of the notification; comparing, by the computing device, the initial uninterruptibility score and the initial necessity score; and preventing, by the computing device and as a result of the comparing, the notification from being presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Keisuke MAEDA, Takashi YANAGISAWA
  • Publication number: 20230107289
    Abstract: An information processing method of the present disclosure includes: performing processing to receive, on a predetermined coordinate system, input information including multiple scheduled points of shooting by a camera provided in a mobile body and information on respective camera attitudes at the multiple scheduled shooting points; and performing processing to create a prior trajectory of the mobile body on a basis of the received input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: KEISUKE MAEDA, TATSUYA ISHIZUKA, MITSURU NAKADA, DAI KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220413503
    Abstract: An information processing device (100) according to an embodiment includes a reception unit (121) that accepts designation of a tracking target, a setting unit (127) that sets a virtual tracking target different from the tracking target, and a drive control unit (129) that controls driving of a mobile body on the basis of the virtual tracking target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: YUKI ENDO, KEISUKE MAEDA
  • Patent number: 11519741
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device that includes a planning unit that sets a joining route on the basis of information about at least one of a planned route of a user mobile unit that uses a service or a planned route of a provider mobile unit that provides the service, the joining route being a zone for the user mobile unit and the provider mobile unit to receive and provide the service, and makes a movement plan including at least one of a route plan for the user mobile unit or a route plan for the provider mobile unit based on the joining route. The information processing device further includes a service provision unit that controls provision of the service so that the user mobile unit and the provider mobile unit receive and provide the service while moving on the joining route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tamori, Atsushi Ochiai, Tomoya Fujita, Chao Wang, Masaomi Nabeta, Keisuke Maeda, Takamori Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11493359
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control device, a control method, and a mobile object that effectively use storage capacity while saving the storage capacity and efficiently plan a movement route by storing or forgetting (deleting) a past detailed map according to importance during autonomous movement. When a global route is set, by storing or forgetting (deleting) a detailed map according to the importance on the global route to plan a local route from a frequently used global route, it is possible to efficiently plan a local route by combining detailed maps stored in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Maeda
  • Patent number: 11471987
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device comprising a mounting table having a mounting surface, a focus ring; and a cooling element, wherein the mounting table has a holding portion surrounding the mounting surface, the holding portion has an annular groove portion having a through-hole, the holding portion has inner and outer peripheral surfaces which hold the focus ring and are located on both sides of the groove portion, the holding surface satisfies conditions (i) and (ii), (i) a straight line connecting a first point corresponding to an innermost periphery of the holding surface and a second point corresponding to an outermost periphery of the holding surface has a positive or a negative inclination from the innermost periphery toward the outermost periphery, wherein a difference between a height of the first point and a height of the second point is 0 ?m to 10 ?m, and (ii) leak areas of the inner peripheral surface and the outer peripheral surface are less than 0.7 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Maeda, Masaki Ozaki, Masayuki Shiojiri, Takeshi Watanabe, Shinichi Maeta, Yuuki Kinpara