Patents by Inventor Masamitsu Tsuchiya

Masamitsu Tsuchiya 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: 10839680
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) comprising: a recognizer (130) recognizing surrounding situations of a vehicle; a setting unit (154) setting a virtual lane in an area inside a crossing that is present in an advancement direction of the vehicle on the basis of a recognition result acquired by the recognizer; and a driving controller (150, 160) controlling one or both of steering and acceleration/deceleration of the vehicle and causing the vehicle to run within the virtual lane and pass through the crossing in a case in which an object recognized by the recognizer is not present on the virtual lane, wherein, in a case in which an area inside the crossing has a width for which only one virtual lane is settable, the driving controller handles an oncoming vehicle recognized by the recognizer as an object present on the virtual lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kawabe, Hiroshi Miura, Makoto Ishikawa, Masamitsu Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20200339156
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding environment of an own vehicle; and a driving controller configured to perform driving control of the own vehicle with reference to a recognition result by the recognizer and configured to determine whether the own vehicle is caused to travel behind a first vehicle or the own vehicle is caused to travel behind a second vehicle traveling in a second traveling lane based on a state of the second traveling lane of a destination to which the first vehicle moves to avoid an obstacle by steering when the recognizer recognizes the first vehicle which is traveling in front of the own vehicle in a first traveling lane in which the own vehicle is traveling and the obstacle which is in front of the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Miura, Makoto Ishikawa, Koji Kawabe
  • Patent number: 10817730
    Abstract: A prediction apparatus, comprising an acquisition unit configured to acquire peripheral information of an own vehicle, a determination unit configured to determine, based on the peripheral information, whether a behavior prediction target on a road visually recognizes a predetermined object, and a prediction unit configured to, if it is determined by the determination unit that the behavior prediction target visually recognizes the predetermined object, predict that the behavior prediction target moves across the road in a crossing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Sakamoto, Kazuma Ohara, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Umiaki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10803307
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle control apparatus that controls automated driving of a vehicle. The apparatus includes an extraction unit configured to extract an object existing around the vehicle from a scene image representing a peripheral status of the vehicle, and a control unit configured to calculate a moving locus of the object and a moving locus of the vehicle for a predetermined time from time when the scene image is acquired, and generate a moving locus by correcting the moving locus of the object based on the moving locus of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yosuke Sakamoto, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Kazuma Ohara
  • Patent number: 10796570
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes: a detection device having a detection area in an advancement direction of a vehicle; and a crossing recognizer (132) determining whether or not a concave part extending in a direction intersecting the advancement direction is present on the basis of an output of the detection device and recognizing presence of a crossing in the advancement direction of the vehicle in a case in which a concave part is determined as being present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miura, Makoto Ishikawa, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Koji Kawabe
  • Publication number: 20200310416
    Abstract: A control apparatus for remotely operating an operation target is provided. The apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding an object that exists in the surroundings of the operation target, and is not to be operated by the control apparatus, from an information providing unit outside the control apparatus, a determination unit configured to determine a virtual object for representing the object, based on the information regarding the object, and a display control unit configured to display the virtual object at a display position corresponding to a geographical location of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki MATSUNAGA, Masamitsu TSUCHIYA, Toshiaki TAKANO, Satoshi ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20200309560
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls a display apparatus of a mobile body to which a remote operation service is provided from a remote operation apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information that is generated by the remote operation apparatus and is displayed on a display apparatus of the remote operation apparatus, and a control unit configured to display the information on the display apparatus of the mobile body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki MATSUNAGA, Masaru OTAKA, Masamitsu TSUCHIYA, Toshiaki TAKANO, Satoshi ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20200309553
    Abstract: A path setting apparatus that sets a path of a mobile body having a plurality of operation modes is provided. The apparatus includes a quality acquisition unit configured to acquire communication qualities at a plurality of geographical locations, and a setting unit configured to set a path of the mobile body so as to pass through an area that satisfies a requirement of communication quality that is determined according to an operation mode of the mobile body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi ONODERA, Masamitsu TSUCHIYA, Hideki MATSUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200310431
    Abstract: A control apparatus of a vehicle that receives a remote driving service from a remote driving apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select one of a plurality of operation modes that include a remote driving mode, and a control unit configured to control the vehicle in the selected operation mode. During the vehicle is in the remote driving mode, the selection unit is allowed to select another operation mode on the condition of permission from the remote driving apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki MATSUNAGA, Masamitsu TSUCHIYA, Masaru OTAKA, Toshiaki TAKANO, Satoshi ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20200298845
    Abstract: An automated driving apparatus acquires a position relation between a vehicle in front and a host vehicle based on peripheral state data D_info. when an intervehicular distance D1 between the host vehicle and the vehicle in front in a front-and-back direction has a value smaller than a first predetermined value D1ref, it is estimated that a risk of appearance Risk_ap is low compared with a case in which the distance in the front-and-back direction has a value equal to or larger than the first predetermined value D1ref.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rei Sakai, Masamitsu Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10777077
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes: an imager imaging the vicinity of a vehicle; a position identifying unit identifying a position of the vehicle; and a crossing recognizer (132) recognizing the presence of a crossing ahead in running of the vehicle on the basis of the position identified by the position identifying unit and map information and raising a degree of certainty in the presence of the crossing ahead in running of the vehicle on the basis of an element of a specific color, which represents the presence of a crossing, included in an image captured by the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ishikawa, Hiroshi Miura, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Koji Kawabe
  • Patent number: 10747219
    Abstract: A processing apparatus comprises a first determination unit configured to determine, based on peripheral information of a self-vehicle, whether another vehicle that is stopped exists on one side of a road in a width direction; a second determination unit configured to determine, based on the peripheral information, whether a walker exists on the other side of the road in the width direction; and a setting unit configured to, if the other vehicle exists on the one side of the road in the width direction, and the walker exists on the other side of the road in the width direction, set, for the other vehicle, a second warning region wider than a first warning region in a case in which the other vehicle exists, and the walker does not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Sakamoto, Kazuma Ohara, Masamitsu Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10591928
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: an image capturer configured to image surroundings of a vehicle; a road partition line recognizer configured to recognize a position of a road partition line on the basis of an image; a driving controller configured to control at least steering of the vehicle on the basis of the position of the road partition line; and an object detector configured to detect objects in the vicinity of the vehicle by emitting radiowaves and detecting reflected waves generated due to the radiowaves coming into contact with the objects, wherein, in a case in which the position of the road partition line is unrecognizable using the road partition line recognizer, the driving controller is configured to control at least steering of the vehicle on the basis of the position of an object, of which the reflectivity is equal to or greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miura, Makoto Ishikawa, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Koji Kawabe
  • Publication number: 20200079371
    Abstract: A prediction apparatus comprising acquisition means for acquiring information of another vehicle existing on the periphery of a self-vehicle and information of an object existing on the periphery of the other vehicle, and prediction means for predicting a behavior of the other vehicle based on the information of the other vehicle and the information of the object acquired by the acquisition means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke SAKAMOTO, Masamitsu TSUCHIYA, Kazuma OHARA
  • Patent number: 10502389
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicle lighting device includes a socket; and a light-emitting module provided on one end side of the socket. The light-emitting module includes a substrate having a wiring pattern; a plurality of light-emitting elements that are electrically connected to the wiring pattern and are connected in series to each other; and a plurality of thermistors that are electrically connected to the wiring pattern and are connected in parallel to each other. The plurality of thermistors connected in parallel to each other being connected in series with the plurality of light-emitting elements connected in series to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Tsuchiya, Masamitsu Nagano
  • Publication number: 20190286147
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognition unit, an intersection road recognition determination unit, and a driving control unit. When a subject vehicle turns in a first direction that is one of left and right directions at an intersection road, in a case where it is determined that a situation of the intersection road is able to be recognized at a predetermined degree or more by the intersection road recognition determination unit, the driving control unit performs control of moving the subject vehicle toward a side of the first direction in front of the intersection road, and in a case where it is determined that the situation of the intersection road is not able to be recognized at the predetermined degree or more, the driving control unit suppresses the control of moving the subject vehicle toward the side of the first direction in front of the intersection road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190283742
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic driving control device (100) including: a recognition unit (130) that recognizes a nearby situation of a vehicle; a driving control unit (140, 160) that automatically controls acceleration/deceleration and steering of the vehicle on the basis of the nearby situation that is recognized by the recognition unit; an output unit that outputs information; and a notification control unit (180) that controls the output unit to notify a traffic participant of existence of the vehicle in a case where the traffic participant who exists in an advancing direction of the vehicle is recognized by the recognition unit. The notification control unit adjusts the degree of notification with respect to the traffic participant on the basis of a distance between an edge portion that is disposed away from the traffic participant in a width direction of a road on which the vehicle travels, and the traffic participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Koji Kawabe, Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190283743
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognition unit that recognizes a surrounding situation including a position of another vehicle passing by a subject vehicle and a position of a retreat space in a vicinity of the subject vehicle, a retreat necessity or not determination unit that determines whether or not the other vehicle recognized by the recognition unit is required to move to the retreat space, and a driving control unit that controls acceleration or deceleration and steering of the subject vehicle based on the surrounding situation recognized by the recognition unit, and stops or decelerates the subject vehicle while directing an orientation of the subject vehicle to a side opposite to the retreat space with respect to an extending direction of a road in a case where the retreat necessity or not determination unit determines that the other vehicle is required to move to the retreat space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Koji Kawabe, Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190283802
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognizer (130) that recognizes a surrounding situation of a vehicle and a driving controller (140, 160) that automatically controls at least steering of the vehicle on the basis of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer, wherein the driving controller is configured to, when the recognizer has recognized a single pedestrian ahead in a travel direction of the vehicle, make a distance between the vehicle and the pedestrian equal to or greater than a first minimum interval and to, when the recognizer has recognized a plurality of pedestrians ahead in the travel direction of the vehicle, make the distance between the vehicle and a pedestrian closest to the vehicle equal to or greater than a second minimum interval which is greater than the first minimum interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190286130
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognition unit that recognizes a surrounding situation of a vehicle, a driving control unit that executes a first driving mode in which steering, and speed of the vehicle are controlled or a second driving mode in which a degree of dependence on the operation of the occupant is higher than the first driving mode on the basis of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognition unit, and a switching controller that switches between the first driving mode and the second driving mode, wherein the driving control unit switches a traveling line of the vehicle from a first traveling line on which the vehicle travels in the first driving mode to a second traveling line on which the vehicle travels in the second driving mode and then switches a driving mode of the vehicle from the first driving mode to the second driving mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Hideki Matsunaga, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe, Ryoma Taguchi