Patents by Inventor Kohei Noguchi

Kohei Noguchi 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: 20240177604
    Abstract: A location information output method includes acquiring location information from a moving body via a network, the location information indicating a location measured by a location measuring device mounted on the moving body which includes at least one of a vehicle and a terminal device owned by an occupant of the vehicle, determining an operating state of the vehicle on the basis of the information received from the moving body via the network, and in a case a transition of the operating state of the vehicle satisfies a predetermined condition, outputting information indicating that the moving body is present at a location indicated by the location information from an output part on the basis of the location information in which the location information, which corresponds to a predetermined area including a spot at a time when the operating state of the vehicle has become OFF, is excluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventor: Kohei Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20240177605
    Abstract: Provided is a position information output method of causing a computer to acquire position information, which is information indicating a position of the moving body, indicating a position which is measured by a position measurement device mounted on a moving body at a first timing via a network from the moving body including at least one of a vehicle and a terminal device owned by an occupant of the vehicle, and output information, which indicates that the moving body is present at a position indicated by the position information, from an output part after a second timing when a predetermined parameter indicating a change from a state at the first timing has satisfied a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Kohei Noguchi, Hodaka Mukohara
  • Patent number: 11984111
    Abstract: A vehicle includes options including function selection buttons and selection buttons respectively associated with operations of a plurality of functions mounted on the vehicle, and a sound controller is capable of changing a sound output from a speaker array to a sound that arrives from a target virtual sound source set at a predetermined position, and changes the position of the target virtual sound source for each of the options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20240125697
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a supply channel through which a liquid to be supplied to a substrate flows; and a foreign substance detecting unit configured to detect a foreign substance in the liquid based on a signal obtained when light, which is near-infrared light, is radiated toward a flow path forming unit constituting a part of the supply channel by a light projector so that light is emitted from the flow path forming unit and a light receiver receives the light emitted from the flow path forming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Koudai Higashi, Masato Hayashi, Kohei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11906414
    Abstract: A foreign substance detection device includes a flow path unit through which a fluid is flown; an optical system configured to flatten a laser light from a laser source to be lengthened in a direction intersecting with a flow direction of the fluid; a laser light irradiation unit provided such that an optical path intersects with the flow direction and configured to irradiate the laser light into the flow path unit; a light detection unit which is provided on the optical path having passed through the flow path unit and includes light receiving elements arranged in a lengthwise direction of a transversal cross section of the optical path; a foreign substance detection unit configured to compare a signal level corresponding to intensity of light received by each light receiving element with a threshold value and configured to detect the foreign substances based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Masato Hayashi, Kohei Noguchi, Daisuke Kajiwara, Koudai Higashi
  • Patent number: 11879839
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a supply channel through which a liquid to be supplied to a substrate flows; and a foreign substance detecting unit configured to detect a foreign substance in the liquid based on a signal obtained when light, which is near-infrared light, is radiated toward a flow path forming unit constituting a part of the supply channel by a light projector so that light is emitted from the flow path forming unit and a light receiver receives the light emitted from the flow path forming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koudai Higashi, Masato Hayashi, Kohei Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20230202601
    Abstract: In a saddle-ride type vehicle, a microphone can capture the speech of a rider easily, and a display portion is easily visible to the rider. In the saddle-ride type vehicle, which includes: a microphone for capturing sound, the microphone being placed forward of a seat for a rider; a display portion for displaying a condition of the vehicle; and a handlebar for steering a front wheel, the microphone is spaced apart from the display portion and placed rearward of the display portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Ryo Takechi, Masaharu Senno, Kohei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11511702
    Abstract: A vehicle remote control system includes a vehicle and a server configured to remote-control the vehicle via a communication device. The communication device comprises: an acquisition unit configured to acquire control information representing a control state of the vehicle from a control device configured to control the vehicle and voltage information from a power supply device configured to supply power to the vehicle; a transmission unit configured to transmit the control information and the voltage information to the server; a warning unit configured to, if the voltage information cannot be acquired, transmit a warning for notifying an abnormality of the vehicle to the server; and a processing suppression unit configured to, if the vehicle is in a maintenance state, suppress processing of the warning unit such that the warning is not transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yotaro Mori, Keisuke Kishikawa, Kohei Noguchi, Kenichi Ohira
  • Publication number: 20220326133
    Abstract: A foreign substance detection device includes a flow path unit through which a fluid is flown; an optical system configured to flatten a laser light from a laser source to be lengthened in a direction intersecting with a flow direction of the fluid; a laser light irradiation unit provided such that an optical path intersects with the flow direction and configured to irradiate the laser light into the flow path unit; a light detection unit which is provided on the optical path having passed through the flow path unit and includes light receiving elements arranged in a lengthwise direction of a transversal cross section of the optical path; a foreign substance detection unit configured to compare a signal level corresponding to intensity of light received by each light receiving element with a threshold value and configured to detect the foreign substances based on a comparison result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Masato Hayashi, Kohei Noguchi, Daisuke Kajiwara, Koudai Higashi
  • Patent number: 11402313
    Abstract: A foreign substance detection device includes a flow path unit through which a fluid is flown; an optical system configured to flatten a laser light from a laser source to be lengthened in a direction intersecting with a flow direction of the fluid; a laser light irradiation unit provided such that an optical path intersects with the flow direction and configured to irradiate the laser light into the flow path unit; a light detection unit which is provided on the optical path having passed through the flow path unit and includes light receiving elements arranged in a lengthwise direction of a transversal cross section of the optical path; a foreign substance detection unit configured to compare a signal level corresponding to intensity of light received by each light receiving element with a threshold value and configured to detect the foreign substance based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Masato Hayashi, Kohei Noguchi, Daisuke Kajiwara, Koudai Higashi
  • Patent number: 11397557
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an in-vehicle device and a speaker array. The in-vehicle device is capable of changing a sound outputted from the speaker array to a sound arriving from a virtual sound source that is set to a predetermined position by use of a sound control portion. The speaker array is configured to be changeable in posture relative to the vehicle and to adjust a position of a virtual sound source relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11388542
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an in-vehicle device and a speaker array. The in-vehicle device acquires information that identifies a posture of an occupant of the vehicle by use of an occupant posture acquisition portion. The in-vehicle device controls a sound outputted from the speaker array to a sound arriving from a virtual sound source that is set at a predetermined position, and corrects the position of the virtual sound source based on the posture of the occupant by use of a sound control portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11354087
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a first voice output section, a second voice output section, a third voice output section, and a control section which are arranged side by side in a width direction of the vehicle. The control section controls volume of the voice output from the first, second and third voice output sections. If sitting on a rider seat and a pillion passenger seat is detected, the control section controls the first, second and third voice output sections to make the volume of the voice output from the first and third voice output sections larger than the volume of the voice output from the second voice output section. The first and third voice output sections are located at both ends in the width direction of the vehicle and the second voice output section is located between the first and third voice output sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11340152
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a substrate processing apparatus comprising: a supply passage through which fluid supplied to a substrate flows; and a foreign substance detector including a channel forming part forming a portion of the supply passage, a light projector irradiating light to the channel forming part, and a light receiver receiving light emitted from the channel forming part as a result of irradiating light to the channel forming part by the light projector, the foreign substance detector being configured to detect a foreign substance in the fluid based on a signal obtained by the light that the light receiver receives, wherein the light projector and the light receiver in the foreign substance detector are disposed in areas that are not opposite to each other in areas in upper, lower, left, right, front and rear directions of the channel forming part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Masato Hayashi, Kohei Noguchi, Koudai Higashi, Makoto Ogata
  • Patent number: 11304004
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a first voice output section, a second voice output section, and a third voice output section which are arranged side by side in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle. If the vehicle speed is a first threshold or less, the vehicle causes at least one of the first voice output section, second voice output section, and third voice output section to output noise sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11304022
    Abstract: An own vehicle includes a wireless communication section, an application control section, and a speaker array. The application control section makes a voice call by wireless communication and the speaker array includes a plurality of speakers to output voice based on a voice signal in the voice call. The position information of the other calling party in the voice call is received by the wireless communication section and the relative speed as the moving speed of the other calling party with respect to the vehicle is calculated on the basis of the received position information. On the basis of the calculated relative speed, sound image localization processing is performed so that the sound image of the voice based on the voice signal to be output by the speaker array is in the direction in which the other calling party is positioned after the elapse of a prescribed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20220034802
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a supply channel through which a liquid to be supplied to a substrate flows; and a foreign substance detecting unit configured to detect a foreign substance in the liquid based on a signal obtained when light, which is near-infrared light, is radiated toward a flow path forming unit constituting a part of the supply channel by a light projector so that light is emitted from the flow path forming unit and a light receiver receives the light emitted from the flow path forming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Koudai Higashi, Masato Hayashi, Kohei Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20210347373
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control device comprising a reception unit configured to receive a control signal for controlling a power source of a vehicle, and a control unit configured to control the power source based on the control signal, wherein the control signal includes a start signal for starting the power source in a stop state, a stop signal for stopping the power source in an operation state, and a start restriction signal for restricting a start of the power source based on the start signal, and if the start restriction signal is received during the operation state of the power source, the control unit maintains the power source in the operation state until the stop signal is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yotaro MORI, Keisuke KISHIKAWA, Kohei NOGUCHI, Yoshiaki MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210347329
    Abstract: A vehicle remote control system includes a vehicle and a server configured to remote-control the vehicle via a communication device. The communication device comprises: an acquisition unit configured to acquire control information representing a control state of the vehicle from a control device configured to control the vehicle and voltage information from a power supply device configured to supply power to the vehicle; a transmission unit configured to transmit the control information and the voltage information to the server; a warning unit configured to, if the voltage information cannot be acquired, transmit a warning for notifying an abnormality of the vehicle to the server; and a processing suppression unit configured to, if the vehicle is in a maintenance state, suppress processing of the warning unit such that the warning is not transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yotaro Mori, Keisuke Kishikawa, Kohei Noguchi, Kenichi Ohira
  • Publication number: 20210339761
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted control apparatus comprises a controller configured to control the drive power source of the vehicle on the basis of the control signal, wherein the controller puts the drive power source into a startable state or an unstartable state in accordance with the control signal, monitors the control signal, and when a transmission source of the control signal is determined to have malfunctioned, puts the drive power source into the startable state regardless of the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yotaro MORI, Keisuke KISHIKAWA, Kohei NOGUCHI, Kenichi OHIRA