Patents by Inventor Masami Aikawa

Masami Aikawa 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: 10065557
    Abstract: A rear-road surface illumination apparatus is provided which includes: an avoidance determiner 30 to determine whether to provide a display to induce a following vehicle to avoid a vehicle, on the basis of vehicle information; and a controller 9 to cause an illumination light 10 to illuminate a rear road surface with light having illumination information that induces the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle when the avoidance determiner 30 determines to provide a display to induce the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle. Therefore, the rear-road surface illumination apparatus can indicate the existence of the vehicle to the following vehicle, to give the existence of the vehicle prominence, and can also make it easy to notify the driver of the following vehicle about what the driver of the vehicle desires the driver of the following vehicle to do.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Imaishi, Masami Aikawa, Masato Hirai, Reiko Sakata, Hidebumi Arai, Kei Kasuga, Yumiko Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9849783
    Abstract: There is provided a renderer 5 that renders a graphics indicator 7b (or 7f) which is displayed on a display screen 7a of a display 7 and which indicates an indication value in synchronization with a short hand 8a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuaki Takimoto, Masami Aikawa, Takehisa Mizuguchi, Yoshihiko Mori, Takeshi Mitsui, Masakazu Okuda, Mitsuru Sakai, Masahiro Kosakada, Satoshi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20170267167
    Abstract: Because a road surface illumination apparatus is configured so as to include a vehicle state detector 3 configured to detect the traveling direction of a vehicle on the basis of vehicle information acquired by a vehicle information acquisition unit 2, and an illumination pattern selector 4 to select an illumination pattern expressing the traveling direction detected by the vehicle state detector 3 from among illumination patterns held therein and provided for traveling directions, and to cause an illumination device 7 to illuminate at least a road surface in a direction different from the traveling direction with the selected illumination pattern, the road surface illumination apparatus can provide a notification of the traveling direction of the vehicle intuitively to persons outside the vehicle who are existing in the direction other than the traveling direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Masato HIRAI, Akiko IMAISHI, Masami AIKAWA, Kei KASUGA, Hidebumi ARAI, Yumiko OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20170259734
    Abstract: A rear-road surface illumination apparatus is provided which includes: an avoidance determiner 30 to determine whether to provide a display to induce a following vehicle to avoid a vehicle, on the basis of vehicle information; and a controller 9 to cause an illumination light 10 to illuminate a rear road surface with light having illumination information that induces the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle when the avoidance determiner 30 determines to provide a display to induce the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle. Therefore, the rear-road surface illumination apparatus can indicate the existence of the vehicle to the following vehicle, to give the existence of the vehicle prominence, and can also make it easy to notify the driver of the following vehicle about what the driver of the vehicle desires the driver of the following vehicle to do.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko IMAISHI, Masami AIKAWA, Masato HIRAI, Reiko SAKATA, Hidebumi ARAI, Kei KASUGA, Yumiko OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20170203685
    Abstract: Because a road surface illumination apparatus is configured so as to include a vehicle motion predictor 2 to predict the motion which a vehicle is going to perform from now on in accordance with vehicle information acquired by a vehicle information acquisition unit 1, and a light animation setting unit 3 to set a light animation expressing the motion predicted by the vehicle motion predictor 2, and to cause an illumination device 4 to illuminate a road surface with the animation before the vehicle performs the motion, the road surface illumination apparatus can intuitively notify the motion which the vehicle is going to perform from now on to persons outside the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato HIRAI, Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI, Masami AIKAWA, Kei KASUGA, Hidebumi ARAI, Yumiko OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20160325624
    Abstract: A first function likelihood determination unit outputs likelihood of each function candidate based on history. A second function likelihood determination unit outputs likelihood of each function candidate based on predetermined product specifications. A weighting amount determination unit determines weighting amounts for the history and product specifications. A likelihood integration unit integrates, based on the weighting amounts, the likelihood of each function candidate based on the history and the likelihood of each function candidate based on the product specifications. An output unit presents the function candidates in accordance with the integrated likelihood of each of the function candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Atsushi SHIMADA, Masami AIKAWA, Masato HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20160266767
    Abstract: When three warnings (a brake abnormality, a charging abnormality and an oil pressure reduction) occur in a vehicle, a brake abnormality icon, a charging abnormality icon and an oil pressure reduction icon are displayed in an icon displaying region of a display. On the other hand, brake abnormality warning information, charging abnormality warning information and oil pressure reduction warning information are displayed, in an information displaying region, in a switching manner every fixed time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehisa MIZUGUCHI, Yoshihiko MORI, Yoshiaki WATANABE, Hiroyuki YOKOTA, Takeshi MITSUI, Tsutomu MATSUBARA, Masato HIRAI, Masami AIKAWA, Masahiro KOSAKADA, Masakazu OKUDA
  • Publication number: 20160250925
    Abstract: There is provided a renderer 5 that renders a graphics indicator 7b (or 7f) which is displayed on a display screen 7a of a display 7 and which indicates an indication value in synchronization with a short hand 8a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuaki TAKIMOTO, Masami AIKAWA, Takehisa MIZUGUCHI, Yoshihiko MORI, Takeshi MITSUI, Masakazu OKUDA, Mitsuru SAKAI, Masahiro KOSAKADA, Satoshi OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20100188204
    Abstract: A display device for vehicles has a screen 2 that is composed of a soft material and is mounted on a surface of a panel 6 installed in front of a seat; a projection unit 1 that is mounted at the back of the panel and generates projection light to be projected onto the screen to form an image, reflection components 31-32 for reflecting the projection light generated by the projection unit, and a light-guiding component 4 for having the reflection components reflect the projection light a plurality of times to guide it to the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Reiko Okada, Kiyoshi Matsutani, Atsushi Kohno, Yuta Kawana, Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D597878
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D597879
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D598797
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D732448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takaki Yagisawa, Masami Aikawa, Hideo Imanaka
  • Patent number: D764504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaki Yagisawa, Hideo Imanaka, Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D783675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takaki Yagisawa, Hideo Imanaka, Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D799083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Sakata, Kei Kasuga, Masami Aikawa, Tsutomu Matsubara
  • Patent number: D805104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayasu Hashimoto, Hideo Imanaka, Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D819664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayasu Hashimoto, Hideo Imanaka, Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D825588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayasu Hashimoto, Hideo Imanaka, Masami Aikawa
  • Patent number: D831046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayasu Hashimoto, Hideo Imanaka, Masami Aikawa