Patents by Inventor Kentarou YAMASAKI

Kentarou YAMASAKI 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: 10358083
    Abstract: An image display device includes a light illuminator, a crossing-facility detector, an image position determiner, and an illumination controller. The light illuminator is configured to send out light frontward of a first vehicle as an own vehicle, to display an image for a pedestrian. The crossing-facility detector is configured to detect a crossing facility provided on the road. The image position determiner is configured to determine, on the basis of a position of the crossing facility, whether or not a display position of the image is included in a no-crossing region near the crossing facility. The illumination controller is configured to control display operation of the light illuminator, to prompt the pedestrian to cross along the crossing facility, on the condition that the image position determiner determines that the display position of the image is included in the no-crossing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Suzuki, Makoto Kinoshita, Toru Yamazumi, Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10325488
    Abstract: An image display device includes a light illuminator, a space detector, a travel information acquirer, a possibility calculator, and an illumination controller. The light illuminator is configured to send out light frontward of a first vehicle as an own vehicle, to display an image on a road a pedestrian is going to cross. The space detector is configured to detect a travel space sideward of the first vehicle. The possibility calculator is configured to calculate travel possibility that a second vehicle other than the first vehicle travels through the travel space, on the basis of travel information acquired by the travel information acquirer and on the basis of a position of the travel space detected by the space detector. The illumination controller is configured to control the light illuminator to display a no-crossing image on the condition that the travel possibility is equal to or larger than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Suzuki, Makoto Kinoshita, Toru Yamazumi, Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10311718
    Abstract: An image display device includes an illuminator and a communicator. The illuminator is configured to send out light on a road surface around a first vehicle as an own vehicle, to display a first notification image on the road surface. The first notification image notifies information to surroundings of the first vehicle. The communicator is configured to perform inter-vehicle communication with a second vehicle other than the first vehicle. The illuminator is configured to display the first notification image on the basis of the inter-vehicle communication performed by the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Suzuki, Makoto Kinoshita, Toru Yamazumi, Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10300846
    Abstract: An image display device includes an illuminator and a detector. The illuminator is configured to send out light on a road surface frontward of a vehicle, to display an image on the road surface. The detector is configured to detect a pedestrian frontward of the vehicle. The illuminator is configured to cause a notification image to be on chronologically-changeable display on the road surface. The notification image notifies information to the pedestrian detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Suzuki, Makoto Kinoshita, Toru Yamazumi, Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10272830
    Abstract: An image display device includes a light illuminator, a road-property detector, a road determiner, and an illumination controller. The light illuminator is configured to send out light frontward of a vehicle, to display an image on a road a pedestrian is going to cross. The road-property detector is configured to detect one or more road properties out of a plurality of road properties including a road shape, a road marking, and a road sign. The road determiner is configured to determine whether or not the road is permissible for the pedestrian to cross, on the basis of the one or more road properties. The illumination controller is configured to control display operation of the light illuminator, to keep the pedestrian from crossing the road, on the condition that the road determiner determines that the road is impermissible to cross.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Suzuki, Makoto Kinoshita, Toru Yamazumi, Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20180260182
    Abstract: Provided is an image display device for a vehicle, in which the vehicle travels on a road and includes a first image display unit that displays a transmissive image inside the vehicle for an occupant. The image display device includes a second image display unit and a display controller. The second image display unit displays a road-surface image on a road surface of the road. The display controller stops displaying any one of the transmissive image and the road-surface image, on the condition that the transmissive image displayed by the first image display unit and the road-surface image displayed by the second image display unit appear superimposed on each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dan SUZUKI, Makoto KINOSHITA, Toru YAMAZUMI, Kentarou YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180257550
    Abstract: An image display device includes a light illuminator, a road-property detector, a road determiner, and an illumination controller. The light illuminator is configured to send out light frontward of a vehicle, to display an image on a road a pedestrian is going to cross. The road-property detector is configured to detect one or more road properties out of a plurality of road properties including a road shape, a road marking, and a road sign. The road determiner is configured to determine whether or not the road is permissible for the pedestrian to cross, on the basis of the one or more road properties. The illumination controller is configured to control display operation of the light illuminator, to keep the pedestrian from crossing the road, on the condition that the road determiner determines that the road is impermissible to cross.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dan SUZUKI, Makoto KINOSHITA, Toru YAMAZUMI, Kentarou YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180257548
    Abstract: An image display device includes an illuminator and a detector. The illuminator is configured to send out light on a road surface frontward of a vehicle, to display an image on the road surface. The detector is configured to detect a pedestrian frontward of the vehicle. The illuminator is configured to cause a notification image to be on chronologically-changeable display on the road surface. The notification image notifies information to the pedestrian detected by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dan SUZUKI, Makoto KINOSHITA, Toru YAMAZUMI, Kentarou YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180261081
    Abstract: An image display device includes an illuminator and a communicator. The illuminator is configured to send out light on a road surface around a first vehicle as an own vehicle, to display a first notification image on the road surface. The first notification image notifies information to surroundings of the first vehicle. The communicator is configured to perform inter-vehicle communication with a second vehicle other than the first vehicle. The illuminator is configured to display the first notification image on the basis of the inter-vehicle communication performed by the communicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dan SUZUKI, Makoto KINOSHITA, Toru YAMAZUMI, Kentarou YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180261080
    Abstract: An image display device includes a light illuminator, a space detector, a travel information acquirer, a possibility calculator, and an illumination controller. The light illuminator is configured to send out light frontward of a first vehicle as an own vehicle, to display an image on a road a pedestrian is going to cross. The space detector is configured to detect a travel space sideward of the first vehicle. The possibility calculator is configured to calculate travel possibility that a second vehicle other than the first vehicle travels through the travel space, on the basis of travel information acquired by the travel information acquirer and on the basis of a position of the travel space detected by the space detector. The illumination controller is configured to control the light illuminator to display a no-crossing image on the condition that the travel possibility is equal to or larger than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dan SUZUKI, Makoto KINOSHITA, Toru YAMAZUMI, Kentarou YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180257549
    Abstract: An image display device includes a light illuminator, a crossing-facility detector, an image position determiner, and an illumination controller. The light illuminator is configured to send out light frontward of a first vehicle as an own vehicle, to display an image for a pedestrian. The crossing-facility detector is configured to detect a crossing facility provided on the road. The image position determiner is configured to determine, on the basis of a position of the crossing facility, whether or not a display position of the image is included in a no-crossing region near the crossing facility. The illumination controller is configured to control display operation of the light illuminator, to prompt the pedestrian to cross along the crossing facility, on the condition that the image position determiner determines that the display position of the image is included in the no-crossing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dan SUZUKI, Makoto KINOSHITA, Toru YAMAZUMI, Kentarou YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 9296331
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight includes: a first illuminator that including a projector unit having a projection optical system and illuminates a predetermined region ahead of a vehicle with a first light distribution pattern having a cutoff line at an upper end; and a second illuminator that includes a reflector unit having a reflective optical system and illuminates, with a second light distribution pattern that partially overlaps with the first light distribution pattern, a region extended further toward an upper side than the first light distribution pattern in a range outside a predetermined horizontal angle from an elbow point of the cutoff line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9278643
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight includes: a first illuminator including a projector unit that has a projection optical system and illuminates a predetermined region ahead of a vehicle with a first light distribution pattern having a cutoff line at an upper end; and a second illuminator that has a reflector unit including a reflective optical system for illumination with a second light distribution pattern that includes a region on an oncoming lane side of an elbow point of the cutoff line of the first light distribution pattern and that substantially does not include a region on a non-oncoming lane side of the elbow point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9187027
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight includes: a first illuminator that illuminates a predetermined region ahead of a vehicle with a first light distribution pattern having a cutoff line at an upper end; a second illuminator that illuminates, with a second light distribution pattern, a region near the vehicle on a lower side of the cutoff line of the first light distribution pattern and further toward an outer side in a width direction than a side end of the first light distribution pattern; a target detector that detects a target adjacent to a driving lane ahead of the vehicle with a possibility of movement; and an illumination controller that performs illumination with the second illuminator over a predetermined time after the target has been detected and then terminates the illumination by the second illuminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20150003097
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight includes: a first illuminator that including a projector unit having a projection optical system and illuminates a predetermined region ahead of a vehicle with a first light distribution pattern having a cutoff line at an upper end; and a second illuminator that includes a reflector unit having a reflective optical system and illuminates, with a second light distribution pattern that partially overlaps with the first light distribution pattern, a region extended further toward an upper side than the first light distribution pattern in a range outside a predetermined horizontal angle from an elbow point of the cutoff line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentarou YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20150003085
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight includes: a first illuminator including a projector unit that has a projection optical system and illuminates a predetermined region ahead of a vehicle with a first light distribution pattern having a cutoff line at an upper end; and a second illuminator that has a reflector unit including a reflective optical system for illumination with a second light distribution pattern that includes a region on an oncoming lane side of an elbow point of the cutoff line of the first light distribution pattern and that substantially does not include a region on a non-oncoming lane side of the elbow point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentarou YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20150003086
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight includes: a first illuminator that illuminates a predetermined region ahead of a vehicle with a first light distribution pattern having a cutoff line at an upper end; a second illuminator that illuminates, with a second light distribution pattern, a region near the vehicle on a lower side of the cutoff line of the first light distribution pattern and further toward an outer side in a width direction than a side end of the first light distribution pattern; a target detector that detects a target adjacent to a driving lane ahead of the vehicle with a possibility of movement; and an illumination controller that performs illumination with the second illuminator over a predetermined time after the target has been detected and then terminates the illumination by the second illuminator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentarou YAMASAKI