Patents by Inventor Masanori Kosugi

Masanori Kosugi 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: 20200105482
    Abstract: A switch device includes an operation switch including a switch knob formed integrally with a recess configured to allow a finger to be inserted. The operation switch includes a detector configured to detect a change in a physical amount caused by operation of the switch knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Naofumi KATO
  • Publication number: 20200084625
    Abstract: An authentication system includes a first controller that performs wireless communication with a mobile terminal and a first authentication unit that executes authentication of the mobile terminal including ID authentication and code authentication through the wireless communication performed between the first controller and the mobile terminal. The first authentication unit executes the code authentication by determining whether a terminal-side calculation result obtained by the mobile terminal matches a controller-side calculation result obtained by the first controller. The authentication system further includes a second controller that communicates with the mobile terminal and a second authentication unit that applies encryption communication using a portion of the terminal-side calculation result and a portion of the controller-side calculation result to communication performed between the second controller and the mobile terminal and authenticates the encryption communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Satoshi MORI, Kenichi KOGA, Kazuki NAIKI
  • Publication number: 20200067898
    Abstract: A system that prevents accomplishment of unauthorized communication between a terminal and a communication peer is provided. The system includes a measurement unit and a process execution unit. The measurement unit is arranged on at least one of the terminal or the communication peer to obtain a measured value corresponding to a distance between the terminal and the communication peer. The process execution unit determines whether the measured value is appropriate and controls actuation for authentication of the terminal through wireless communication performed between the terminal and the communication peer based on the determination result. The measurement unit executes a process for obtaining the measured value in a time period during which the communication for the authentication is not performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Shigenori NITTA, Masateru FURUTA, Tadashi FUKAGAI, Masayuki KAWAMURA, Yuki KONO
  • Publication number: 20190366950
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an actuation unit that actuates an anomaly control switch that acknowledges execution of safety control, which improves safety during driving of a vehicle, upon detection of an occupant in an anomalous state from a monitoring result of a state of the occupant of the vehicle. The actuation unit causes the anomaly control switch to be actuated to allow the occupant to recognize a control content of the safety control. The vehicle control device further includes an operation acknowledgement unit that acknowledges operation of the anomaly control switch and a controller that executes the safety control when the operation acknowledgement unit acknowledges the operation of the anomaly control switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Tetsuya EGAWA, Takashi NAGAO
  • Patent number: 10399496
    Abstract: There is provided a viewing device for a vehicle, including: an imaging portion that captures an image of a rear of a vehicle from a vehicle exterior; and a display portion that carries out image processing that combines a first captured image that has been captured by the imaging portion and a second captured image that shows a vehicle cabin interior in which a vehicle rear including the vehicle cabin interior is captured from the vehicle cabin interior, such that a region of a rear side window glass becomes longer than an apparent width of the rear side window glass that is actually seen from a position of capturing the second captured image, and displays the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Tetsuya Egawa, Takuya Hayashi, Takashi Nagao, Naofumi Kato
  • Publication number: 20190132081
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes a receiver and circuitry. The receiver receives, from a transmission apparatus, a plurality of packets that include code word symbols which include an information word symbol and a parity symbol. The information word symbol is generated from transmission information. The parity symbol is calculated from the information word symbols. The circuitry decodes the code word symbols that are included in the plurality of packets. The number of first packets and the number of second packets among the plurality of packets are shared between the transmission apparatus and the reception apparatus. Each of the first packets includes the information word symbol. Each of the second packets includes the parity symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Masanori KOSUGI
  • Patent number: 10166822
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of tire air pressure detectors includes an information retention portion that retains one or more pieces of timing information indicating the time at which the tire air pressure detector has rotated to a specific detector angle in a first time band for withholding transmission of a radio wave signal, and a radio wave transmission control portion that transmits one or more of the pieces of timing information retained in the information retention portion to a receiver in a second time band enabling transmission of the radio wave signal. The receiver includes an axle rotation amount reader portion that receives axle rotation amount information generated in each of a plurality of axle rotation detection portions, and a position determination portion that calculates an axle rotation amount at the point in time at which the tire air pressure detectors have rotated to the specific detector angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Takao Araya, Koji Okumura
  • Publication number: 20180345905
    Abstract: A lock device includes a lock member arranged in a by-wire turning mechanism that turns a turning wheel by transmitting power of a turning actuator to a turning shaft. The lock member is moved between a lock position where the lock member is engaged with the turning actuator restricting operation of the turning actuator and an unlock position where the lock member is disengaged from the turning actuator permitting operation of the turning actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Tetsuya EGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180251127
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an automatic stop device and an automatic stop method that enable an autonomous-driving traveling object to automatically stop. Automatic stop device automatically stops a vehicle in response to urgent information requiring urgency. Automatic stop device includes: urgent information receiver configured to receive the urgent information; urgency determiner configured to determine a degree of urgency about the urgent information by choosing from a plurality of levels in accordance with the urgent information; surrounding information acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a situation surrounding the vehicle; and stop time determiner configured to determine a time taken to automatically stop the vehicle. The time is determined in accordance with the degree of the urgency and the information about the situation surrounding the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Takashi MIURA
  • Publication number: 20180207900
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave transmitting component including an electromagnetic wave transmitting unit (design member), a covering sheet (covering film), and a frame. The electromagnetic wave transmitting unit includes a flat plate shaped base plate section formed by arraying plural first tubes formed from a dielectric arrayed such that respective open ends of the first tubes are in-plane, and a protruding section joined to the first tubes of the base plate section and formed by arraying plural second tubes formed from a dielectric arrayed such that the respective open ends of the second tubes form a predetermined planar shape. The covering sheet covers the protruding section together with covering a surface of the base plate section on the protruding section side. The frame houses the electromagnetic wave transmitting unit and one opening of the frame is sealed by the base plate section of the electromagnetic wave transmitting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventor: Masanori KOSUGI
  • Publication number: 20180086271
    Abstract: A vehicular visual recognition device, including: an imaging section that, from outside a vehicle, captures plural vehicle exterior capture images in which portions of the images overlap with each other; and a controller that effects control such that an image of a vehicle body portion of a vehicle cabin image set to a predetermined transmissive state overlaps with at least part of an overlapping portion of the plural vehicle exterior capture images, and such that the plural vehicle exterior capture images and the vehicle cabin image are combined and displayed at a display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Takashi NAGAO, Tetsuya EGAWA, Takuya HAYASHI, Naofumi KATO
  • Publication number: 20180056870
    Abstract: There is provided a viewing device for a vehicle, including: an imaging portion that captures an image of a rear of a vehicle from a vehicle exterior; and a display portion that carries out image processing that combines a first captured image that has been captured by the imaging portion and a second captured image that shows a vehicle cabin interior in which a vehicle rear including the vehicle cabin interior is captured from the vehicle cabin interior, such that a region of a rear side window glass becomes longer than an apparent width of the rear side window glass that is actually seen from a position of capturing the second captured image, and displays the images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Tetsuya EGAWA, Takuya HAYASHI, Takashi NAGAO, Naofumi KATO
  • Publication number: 20180043861
    Abstract: A detection device for use with a master device is provided. The detection device includes an electric power source that is intermittently driven to generate electric power, a detector switched between a number of states by occurrence of a predetermined event or a predetermined state, an electric power accumulator that is charged or discharged by switching the state of the detector, and a controller powered by the electric power source. The controller is configured to determine the state of the detector and notify the master device of detection information corresponding to the state of the detector. Activation of the controller powered by the electric power source is followed by acknowledgment of the state of the detector by the controller based on a state of the electric power accumulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Masanori KOSUGI
  • Patent number: 9588167
    Abstract: A receiver includes an internal antenna installed on a substrate and capable of receiving a wireless signal, and an external antenna connected to a connector, which is arranged on the substrate, and capable of receiving the wireless signal. A demodulator is arranged on the substrate and demodulates the wireless signals received through the internal antenna and the external antenna. An applying circuit is arranged on the substrate and applies a voltage to the external antenna via the connector. A disconnection detector is arranged on the substrate and detects whether the external antenna is disconnected based on a voltage or current applied by the applying circuit. The internal antenna forms a part of the applying circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Masanori Kosugi
  • Publication number: 20160280018
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of tire air pressure detectors includes an information retention portion that retains one or more pieces of timing information indicating the time at which the tire air pressure detector has rotated to a specific detector angle in a first time band for withholding transmission of a radio wave signal, and a radio wave transmission control portion that transmits one or more of the pieces of timing information retained in the information retention portion to a receiver in a second time band enabling transmission of the radio wave signal. The receiver includes an axle rotation amount reader portion that receives axle rotation amount information generated in each of a plurality of axle rotation detection portions, and a position determination portion that calculates an axle rotation amount at the point in time at which the tire air pressure detectors have rotated to the specific detector angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori KOSUGI, Takao ARAYA, Koji OKUMURA
  • Patent number: 9293811
    Abstract: An antenna device includes an antenna. The antenna includes a plurality of plate-like legs, coupled to a base plate, and a plurality of plate-like arms, supported by the legs. Adjacent ones of the arms are continuous with each other. At least two of the legs have thicknesses in different thickness-wise directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Katsuhide Kumagai
  • Patent number: 9227471
    Abstract: A tire position determination system includes a tire pressure detector attached to each tire to generate a tire pressure signal. An acceleration detector generates gravitational information for each tire pressure detector. A receiver arranged in a vehicle body receives the tire pressure signal from each tire pressure detector. An axle rotation amount detector detects an axle rotation amount of an axle corresponding to each tire and generates pulses indicative of the detected axle rotation amount. An automatic locator determines the position of each tire based on the gravitational force and the pulses. A pulse combination determination unit determines whether or not a combination of the pulses from the axle rotation amount detectors is appropriate. A pulse acquisition timing setting unit sets an acquisition timing of the pulse signal for the automatic locator based on the determination of the pulse combination determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Yuta Tsuchikawa
  • Patent number: 9193224
    Abstract: A travelling state determination unit of a tire pressure detector determines a travelling state of a vehicle based on a gravitational component force detected by an acceleration sensor. An operation mode switching unit of the tire pressure detector switches the operation mode of the tire pressure detector from a pressure determination mode to an automatic locating mode when the vehicle speed become lower than a threshold value. An interval of period transmission of radio waves in the automatic locating mode is set to be shorter than an interval of the periodic radio wave transmission in the pressure determination mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Taketoshi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9180742
    Abstract: A tire position determination system including tire pressure detectors respectively attached to tires, axle rotation detectors respectively corresponding to axles, and a receiver located on a vehicle body. Each tire pressure detector detects when reaching a specific position on a rotation trajectory of the corresponding tire and transmits a radio wave including the tire ID. An ID temporary registration unit temporarily registers tire IDs to the memory that are received from the tire pressure detectors existing in a signal receivable area of the receiver. An ID registration acquires axle rotation information from each axle rotation detector whenever receiving the radio wave from each tire pressure detector, and specifies a tire ID of a tire that rotates in synchronism with rotation of each axle to determine the tire position of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Naoki Watanabe, Katsuhide Kumagai
  • Patent number: 9139053
    Abstract: Each tire pressure detector detects a characteristic point in a detection signal of an acceleration sensor indicating that the tire pressure detector is located at a certain rotation position. When detecting the characteristic point, the tire pressure detector transmits a notification signal including the detector ID. Whenever a receiver receives a notification signal, the receiver acquires an axle rotation amount of a representative wheel and stores the axle rotation amount in a memory in association with the detector ID in the notification signal. After acquiring axle rotation amounts associated with the detector IDs of all of the tire pressure detectors, the receiver determines mounting positions of tires from the angle each tire pressure detector rotated and the angle each axle rotated between a first determination timing and a second determination timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Taketoshi Sakurai, Katsuhide Kumagai