Patents by Inventor Masakazu Obi

Masakazu Obi 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: 20210291834
    Abstract: A vehicle control device comprises a unit to detect a distance to an obstacle; a unit to detect a speed of the vehicle; and a reduction support unit to, based on the speed and the distance, perform support for reduction of a speed of the vehicle. The reduction support unit changes the distance at which the reduction support is to be performed between a case where driving during parking and a case where not driving during parking. The distance at which the reduction support is to be performed is, for a first speed range, longer in a case where driving during parking than in a case where not driving during parking, and, for a second speed range, longer in a case where not driving during parking than in a case where driving during parking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jumpei MORITA, Masakazu OBI
  • Publication number: 20210291822
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus having an unintended start suppression function of suppressing an unintended start is provided. The apparatus comprises a distance detection unit configured to detect a distance to an obstacle; a speed detection unit configured to detect a speed of an ego-vehicle; and a suppression support unit configured to perform suppression support for the speed of the ego-vehicle based on the speed and the distance to the obstacle, wherein the suppression support unit changes an operation distance for performing the suppression support depending on whether the unintended start suppression function has operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Masakazu OBI, Kosuke SAKAMOTO, Jumpei MORITA
  • Patent number: 9043132
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a travel path of a vehicle is mounted on the vehicle; and includes: an object detection device that detects an object lying ahead of the vehicle; a stationary object detection device that determines whether a detected object is a stationary object; a device that calculates an approximate straight line indicating a path of the stationary object from the temporal positional data for the stationary object projected on two-dimensional coordinates using a vehicle position as a starting point; a device that calculates a orthogonal line which passes through a midpoint in the temporal positional data for the stationary object and goes straight with respect to the approximate straight line on the two-dimensional coordinates; and a device that calculates a vehicle turning radius from an intersection point where the orthogonal line intersects with a x axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Obi
  • Publication number: 20130110391
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a travel path of a vehicle is mounted on the vehicle; and includes: an object detection device that detects an object lying ahead of the vehicle; a stationary object detection device that determines whether a detected object is a stationary object; a device that calculates an approximate straight line indicating a path of the stationary object from the temporal positional data for the stationary object projected on two-dimensional coordinates using a vehicle position as a starting point; a device that calculates a orthogonal line which passes through a midpoint in the temporal positional data for the stationary object and goes straight with respect to the approximate straight line on the two-dimensional coordinates; and a device that calculates a vehicle turning radius from an intersection point where the orthogonal line intersects with a x axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masakazu Obi