Patents by Inventor Masanaga TSUJI

Masanaga TSUJI 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: 11091172
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a processor, and the processor acquires a vehicle driving environment composed of N-dimensional parameters, refers to an ideal driving driver model indicating an ideal driving environment region in an N-dimensional coordinate system, and selects one ideal driving environment included in the ideal driving environment region based on a distance between the ideal driving environment region and the acquired vehicle driving environment in the N-dimensional coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya Mori, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20210233499
    Abstract: An image display system includes a display unit displaying an image, a projection unit projecting in a target space a virtual image corresponding to the image with an output light of the display unit, a body unit provided thereto the display unit and the projection unit, and an image producing unit including a first correction unit and a second correction unit. The first correction unit performs a first correction processing of correcting, based on a first orientation signal indicative of a first orientation change of the body unit, a display position of the virtual image in the target space. The second correction unit performs a second correction processing of correcting, based on a second orientation signal indicative of a second orientation change of the body unit which is faster than the first orientation change, the display position of the virtual image in the target space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga TSUJI, Toshiya MORI, Ken'ichi KASAZUMI, Yoshiteru MINO, Tadashi SHIBATA, Nobuyuki NAKANO, Akira TANAKA, Shohei HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11072343
    Abstract: The driving assistance device acquires, from an autonomous driving controller that determines an action of a vehicle during autonomous driving of the vehicle, action information indicating a first action that the vehicle is caused to execute. The driving assistance device acquires, from a detector that detects a surrounding situation and a travel state of the vehicle, detection information indicating a detection result. The driving assistance device determines a second action which is executable in place of the first action, based on the detection information. The driving assistance device generates a first image representing the first action and a second image representing the second action. The driving assistance device outputs the first image and the second image to a notification device such that the first image and the second image are displayed within a fixed field of view of a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Emura, Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Wataru Nakai
  • Patent number: 11017318
    Abstract: An information processing system receives first travel histories from vehicles that belong to vehicle type A, learns based on the first travel histories to build a first driver model that represents relation between travel situations and behaviors of the vehicles that belong to a first vehicle type, receives second travel histories from vehicles that belong to vehicle type X that is different from vehicle type A, and performs transfer learning in which the second travel histories are used for the first driver model to build a second driver model that represents relation between travel situations and behaviors of the vehicles that belong to vehicle type X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Hideto Motomura, Sahim Kourkouss, Jeffry Fernando, Koichi Emura, Eriko Ohdachi
  • Patent number: 11004424
    Abstract: An image display system includes a display unit displaying an image, a projection unit projecting in a target space a virtual image corresponding to the image with an output light of the display unit, a body unit provided thereto the display unit and the projection unit, and an image producing unit including a first correction unit and a second correction unit. The first correction unit performs a first correction processing of correcting, based on a first orientation signal indicative of a first orientation change of the body unit, a display position of the virtual image in the target space. The second correction unit performs a second correction processing of correcting, based on a second orientation signal indicative of a second orientation change of the body unit which is faster than the first orientation change, the display position of the virtual image in the target space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Yoshiteru Mino, Tadashi Shibata, Nobuyuki Nakano, Akira Tanaka, Shohei Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11003925
    Abstract: An event prediction system includes an accumulation unit and a generator. The accumulation unit accumulates a plurality of pieces of learning data each including history information representing a situation of a mobile object upon occurrence of an event associated with driving of the mobile object. The generator generates a prediction model for prediction of relative coordinates of an occurrence place of the event relative to the mobile object by using the plurality of pieces of learning data. Each of the plurality of pieces of learning data further includes label information representing the relative coordinates of the occurrence place of the event relative to the mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Hayashi, Toshiya Mori, Tadashi Shibata, Nobuyuki Nakano, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10994745
    Abstract: An information estimating system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an operation item for vehicle-mounted equipment mounted on a vehicle and a vehicle environment state, which is at least one of a vehicle status and a traveling state of the vehicle when the operation item is operated for each of a plurality of drivers, a learning unit configured to learn the operation item and the vehicle environment state of each of the plurality of drivers acquired by the acquisition unit in association with each other, and an estimator configured to estimate the operation item for the vehicle environment state at a predetermined time point of a specific driver based on the learned result learned by the learning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiya Mori, Nobuyuki Nakano, Masanaga Tsuji, Tadashi Shibata, Akira Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10919540
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for improving accuracy in determining the next action. Travel history generator generates, for each driver, a travel history associating an environmental parameter indicating a travel environment through which a vehicle has previously traveled with an action selected by the driver in response to the environmental parameter. Acquisition unit acquires a travel history similar to a travel history of a current driver from among travel histories generated by travel history generator. Driver model generator generates a driver model based on the travel history acquired by acquisition unit. Determination unit determines the next action based on the driver model generated by driver model generator) and an environmental parameter indicating a current travel environment of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Koichi Emura, Wataru Nakai
  • Publication number: 20210019867
    Abstract: An image display system includes a body, a first correction unit, and a second correction unit. The body houses a display unit to display an image and projects a virtual image, corresponding to the image, onto a target space using outgoing light of the display unit. The first correction unit corrects for distortion of the image. The second correction unit corrects a display location of the image on the display unit in accordance with an orientation signal representing a change in orientation of the body. Each of divisional areas of a display screen of the display unit is assigned with a distortion correction parameter for correcting for the distortion of the virtual image. The first correction unit applies distortion correction to each of the image regions of the image on the display screen based on a distortion correction parameter assigned to a divisional area where the image region is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei HAYASHI, Toshiya MORI, Tadashi SHIBATA, Nobuyuki NAKANO, Akira TANAKA, Masanaga TSUJI
  • Patent number: 10793165
    Abstract: During autonomous driving of a vehicle, useful Information is presented to an occupant. An image generator in driving assistance device generates a first image representing an action the vehicle is capable of executing depending on a travel environment during autonomous driving and a second image representing a basis of the action. Image output unit outputs the first image and the second image generated by the image generator to notification device in the vehicle in association with each other. The action vehicle is capable of executing may be selected from among action candidates by a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Koichi Emura, Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Wataru Nakai
  • Patent number: 10796507
    Abstract: An image display system includes a first processor, a second processor, and a comparator. The first processor acquires a behavior estimation result of a vehicle, and generates future position information after a predetermined time passes of the vehicle based on the behavior estimation result. The second processor acquires present information about the vehicle, and generates present position information on the vehicle and a peripheral object based on the acquired information. The comparator compares the future position information on the vehicle and the present position information on the vehicle and the peripheral object, and generates present image data indicating present positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object and future image data indicating future positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object. Further, the comparator allows a notification device to display a present image based on the present image data and a future image based on the future image data together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Sahim Kourkouss, Hisaji Murata, Koichi Emura, Eriko Ohdachi, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10759446
    Abstract: An information processing system that appropriately estimates a driving conduct includes: a detector that detects a vehicle environment state, which is at least one of surroundings of a vehicle and a driving state of the vehicle; a behavior learning unit configured to cause a neural network to learn a relationship between the vehicle environment state detected by the detector and a behavior of the vehicle implemented after the vehicle environment state; and a behavior estimation unit configured to estimate a behavior of the vehicle by inputting, into the neural network that learned, the vehicle environment state detected at a current point in time by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Mohamed Sahim Kourkouss, Yoshihide Sawada, Toshiya Mori, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10754154
    Abstract: A display device includes an image forming unit, a projection unit, a main body, and a position correcting unit. The image forming unit includes a display surface and forms an image on the display surface. The projection unit projects a virtual image corresponding to an image on a target space by using output light from the image forming unit. The main body is equipped with an image forming unit and a projection unit. The position correcting unit changes a display position of a virtual image relative to the main body on the basis of an orientation signal representing an orientation of the main body. The position correcting unit includes a plurality of correcting units that change a display position of a virtual image by using different means. The position correcting unit selects at least one correcting unit from a plurality of correcting units in accordance with a frequency component of an orientation signal, and causes the selected correcting unit to change a display position of a virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Toshiya Mori, Kosuke Kubota, Masahito Ogata, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10703380
    Abstract: This automatic driving assistance device automatically performs least a part of vehicle control including steering, braking, and acceleration and deceleration within a predetermined travel section. The automatic driving assistance device includes: a switching section determination unit that determines, in the travel section, a section in which a first load that is based on a road shape or a road structure becomes equal to or less than a predetermined threshold as a switching section in which the at least a part of the vehicle control is switched from automatic driving to manual driving; a driving action planning unit that, when the vehicle enters the determined switching section, generates an automatic driving action plan so that a second load that is based on a travel situation of nearby vehicles around the vehicle is reduced; and a driving switching unit that ends automatic driving that is based on the automatic driving action plan and switches the automatic driving to the manual driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanaga Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20200210889
    Abstract: An information processing system receives first travel histories from vehicles that belong to vehicle type A, learns based on the first travel histories to build a first driver model that represents relation between travel situations and behaviors of the vehicles that belong to a first vehicle type, receives second travel histories from vehicles that belong to vehicle type X that is different from vehicle type A, and performs transfer learning in which the second travel histories are used for the first driver model to build a second driver model that represents relation between travel situations and behaviors of the vehicles that belong to vehicle type X.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: MASANAGA TSUJI, HIDETO MOTOMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS, JEFFRY FERNANDO, KOICHI EMURA, ERIKO OHDACHI
  • Patent number: 10699486
    Abstract: A display system includes a projector that projects a virtual image onto a target space to allow a target person to visibly recognize the virtual image and a controller that controls display of the virtual image. When the projector projects a virtual image corresponding to a caution object, the controller selects at least one reference point from one or more candidate points existing around the caution object and associates the virtual image with the at least one reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Tanaka, Tadashi Shibata, Nobuyuki Nakano, Masanaga Tsuji, Shohei Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10649207
    Abstract: A display system includes a display unit which displays a virtual image in a target space, a controller which controls display of the display unit, and an obtaining unit which obtains vibration information about vibration applied to the display unit. The controller changes the display mode of the virtual image based on the vibration information, when the vibration exceeds a first threshold value and a viewing distance of the virtual image exceeds a second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Tadashi Shibata, Nobuyuki Nakano, Akira Tanaka, Shohei Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200124849
    Abstract: A display system includes a display unit which displays a virtual image in a target space, a controller which controls display of the display unit, and an obtaining unit which obtains vibration information about vibration applied to the display unit. The controller changes the display mode of the virtual image based on the vibration information, when the vibration exceeds a first threshold value and a viewing distance of the virtual image exceeds a second threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: MASANAGA TSUJI, TADASHI SHIBATA, NOBUYUKI NAKANO, AKIRA TANAKA, SHOHEI HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10627813
    Abstract: An information processing system capable of estimating a driving conduct suited to a driver includes: a history obtainer that obtains a personal driving environment history of each of a plurality of drivers, each of the personal driving environment histories indicating one or more vehicle behaviors selected by the driver, and a driving environment associated with each of the one or more behaviors, the driving environment being a driving environment of the vehicle at a point in time of selection of the behavior it is associated with; and a modeler that models, from a driving environment history including the personal driving environment histories of the plurality of drivers, the personal driving environment history of at least one of the plurality of drivers, to build a driver model indicating a relationship between a behavior and a driving environment for the vehicle of the at least one of the plurality of drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Koichi Emura
  • Patent number: 10625673
    Abstract: An information processing system is provided with a modeling unit. The modeling unit models, based on a degree of similarity among individual travel histories of a plurality of drivers, individual travel histories of at least one or more drivers from among the individual travel histories of the plurality of drivers to construct a driver model indicating a relationship between conditions of the at least one or more drivers and travel environments of at least one or more vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Shibata, Toshiya Mori, Masanaga Tsuji, Nobuyuki Nakano