Patents by Inventor Kenichi YANAGIDA

Kenichi YANAGIDA 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: 11318812
    Abstract: A temperature environment regulating system includes an in-vehicle temperature conditioner, a thermal sensation estimating section, a preference estimating section, a preference memory section, and a control section. The in-vehicle temperature conditioner regulates passenger-compartment temperature environment in a vehicle. The thermal sensation estimating section estimates thermal sensation, which is an indicator representing how the user senses in-vehicle temperature environment. The preference estimating section estimates temperature preference of the user based on a temporal change in the thermal sensation. The control section controls the in-vehicle temperature conditioner based on the temperature preference memorized by the preference memory section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Saeki, Hiroyuki Bandai, Tomoya Yamaguchi, Kenichi Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20220048361
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control system includes a memory, a processor coupled to the memory, and an air-conditioner for a space, wherein the processor is configured to acquire user information that includes any future increase or decrease in a number of users inside the space as a result of input by a user, and to control the air-conditioner for the space based on the user information before there is a change in the number of users inside the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichi Yanagida, Tomoya Yamaguchi, Kenji Tadakuma
  • Publication number: 20210138871
    Abstract: A vehicle air conditioning system, including: a vehicle interior environmental information acquisition unit that acquires environmental information of a vehicle interior; a vehicle exterior environmental information acquisition unit that acquires environmental information of surroundings of the vehicle; a sensible temperature prediction unit that predicts a sensible temperature of an occupant of the vehicle after a predetermined amount of time has elapsed, based on the environmental information acquired by the vehicle cabin interior environmental information acquisition unit and the vehicle cabin exterior environmental information acquisition unit; and an air conditioner controller that controls an air conditioner based on information regarding a future sensible temperature of the occupant which has been predicted by the sensible temperature prediction unit and a comfortable sensible temperature of the occupant which is stored in a storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi Yanagida, Tomoya Yamaguchi, Yosuke Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200331320
    Abstract: A temperature environment regulating system includes an in-vehicle temperature conditioner, a thermal sensation estimating section, a preference estimating section, a preference memory section, and a control section. The in-vehicle temperature conditioner regulates passenger-compartment temperature environment in a vehicle. The thermal sensation estimating section estimates thermal sensation, which is an indicator representing how the user senses in-vehicle temperature environment. The preference estimating section estimates temperature preference of the user based on a temporal change in the thermal sensation. The control section controls the in-vehicle temperature conditioner based on the temperature preference memorized by the preference memory section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SAEKI, Hiroyuki BANDAI, Tomoya YAMAGUCHI, Kenichi YANAGIDA