Patents by Inventor Michie UNO

Michie UNO 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: 20210291837
    Abstract: A concentration degree determination device includes: a monitoring data acquisition unit configured to acquire monitoring data from a sensor that monitors a driver; a concentration degree estimator configured to estimate a driving concentration degree of the driver from the monitoring data; a reference comparator configured to compare the driving concentration degree to a first-road reference when a vehicle is running on a first road, and to compare the driving concentration degree to a second-road reference when the vehicle is running on a second road; and a signal output unit configured to output an instruction signal issuing an instruction to perform support to the driver after elapse of a first time when the driving concentration degree does not satisfy the first-road reference, and to output the instruction signal after elapse of a second time shorter than the first time when the driving concentration degree does not satisfy the second-road reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11027746
    Abstract: A driver state determination unit of a drive mode switching control device regularly or irregularly determines whether a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in a manual drive mode. The drive mode switching control device determines whether an operation performed by the driver is an emergency override operation or a non-emergency override operation. The drive mode switching control device outputs a switching signal for switching an automatic drive mode to the manual drive mode when a determination result by the driver state determination unit immediately before detection of the emergency override operation is that a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in the manual drive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi Aoi, Tomoyoshi Aizawa, Kazuyoshi Okaji, Hiroshi Sugahara, Michie Uno, Koji Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20200363791
    Abstract: A manufacturing support system may be provided. The manufacturing support system may comprise: an obtaining unit (IO) configured to obtain object data of an object to be manufactured; an artificial intelligence, Al, engine (20) configured to receive the object data as an input and to determine a hardware configuration of a manufacturing system for manufacturing the object with reference to information relating to available hardware for the manufacturing system; and an output unit (60) configured to output the determined hardware configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Sakumiya, Hiroyuki Miyaura, Michie Uno
  • Publication number: 20200017123
    Abstract: A drive mode switch controller receives a switch request for switching from a manual drive mode to an automatic drive mode when switching the drive mode of a vehicle between the manual drive mode and the automatic drive mode. In response to the received switch request, the drive mode switch controller outputs a first switch signal for switching from the manual drive mode to the automatic drive mode, and a steering wheel operation command for disconnecting a steering wheel from wheels of the vehicle to allow the steering wheel to operate independently of the orientation of the wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200018100
    Abstract: In an occupant assisting apparatus, a destination arrival determination unit determines whether a vehicle has arrived at a destination of an occupant, a situation determination unit determines whether a surrounding situation is safe for the occupant to exit the vehicle based on a sensing result obtained from a surrounding situation detection sensor for detecting the surrounding situation of the vehicle when the destination arrival determination unit determines that the vehicle has arrived at the destination, and a door lock controller unlocks a door at a doorway of the vehicle when the surrounding situation is determined to be safe for the occupant to exit the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200001892
    Abstract: In a passenger assisting apparatus, a passenger information obtaining unit obtains a destination and a contact of a passenger, a state determination unit determines, at the destination for example, whether the passenger is able to exit the vehicle based on a sensing result from a passenger state detection sensor for detecting a state of the passenger. An awakening assistance unit performs an awakening operation for the passenger when the state determination unit determines that the passenger is unable to exit the vehicle, and a contact notification unit provides a notification to the contact obtained by the passenger information obtaining unit when the state determination unit determines that the passenger is unable to exit the vehicle after the awakening operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190375428
    Abstract: A driver state determination unit of a drive mode switching control device regularly or irregularly determines whether a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in a manual drive mode. The drive mode switching control device determines whether an operation performed by the driver is an emergency override operation or a non-emergency override operation. The drive mode switching control device outputs a switching signal for switching an automatic drive mode to the manual drive mode when a determination result by the driver state determination unit immediately before detection of the emergency override operation is that a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in the manual drive mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190243362
    Abstract: A drive mode switch controller outputs a signal for switching from an automatic drive mode to a manual drive mode. An obtaining unit obtains sensing data indicating light intensity measured by a light intensity sensor, and stores the sensing data into a storage. A determination unit determines, based on the sensing data, whether a surrounding environment in the direction in which a vehicle travels satisfies a predetermined condition appropriate for switching the drive mode in a period predetermined for the switching. A signal output unit outputs a signal for performing the switching when the surrounding environment in the direction in which the vehicle travels is determined to satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190241197
    Abstract: An obtaining unit obtains sensing data indicating a state of a driver from a monitoring sensor for monitoring the state of the driver. A determination unit determines a degree of concentration of the driver on driving based on the sensing data. A notification controller controls, when the determination unit determines that the degree of concentration satisfies a first criterion, a notification unit to notify, before the drive mode is switched, the driver that the drive mode will be switched to the automatic drive mode, and controls, when the determination unit determines that the degree of concentration does not satisfy the first criterion, the notification unit not to notify, before the drive mode is switched, the driver that the drive mode will be switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190227547
    Abstract: When a driver camera is determined to operate abnormally during driving control performed in an automatic drive mode, determination is performed as to whether the driver is prepared for manual driving at the time point immediately before the driver camera is determined to operate abnormally. When the driver is determined prepared, a forced switching signal for forcibly switching from the automatic drive mode to the manual drive mode is output. When the driver is determined unprepared, determination is performed as to whether the driver recovers the state prepared for manual driving based on a detection signal output from a torque sensor while the automatic drive mode is retained. When the driver is determined to have recovered the state, the forced switching signal is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Hiroyuki MIYAURA, Michie UNO
  • Publication number: 20190210586
    Abstract: A drive mode switch controller receives a switch request for switching from a manual drive mode to an automatic drive mode when switching the drive mode of a vehicle between the manual drive mode and the automatic drive mode. The drive mode switch controller outputs, in response to the received switch request, a first switch signal for switching from the manual drive mode to the automatic drive mode, and a disconnecting command for disconnecting the steering wheel from the wheels of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190047588
    Abstract: A driver state recognition apparatus that recognizes a state of a driver of a vehicle provided with an autonomous driving system includes a state recognition data acquisition unit that acquires state recognition data of an upper body of the driver, a shoulder detection unit that detects shoulders of the driver using the state recognition data acquired by the state recognition data acquisition unit, and a readiness determination unit that determines whether the driver is in a state of being able to immediately hold the steering wheel of the vehicle during autonomous driving, based on detection information from the shoulder detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190049955
    Abstract: A driver state recognition apparatus that recognizes a state of a driver of a vehicle having an autonomous driving system includes a state recognition data acquisition unit that acquires state recognition data of a state of a foot of a driver's seat of the vehicle, a leg state inference unit that infers a state of the driver's legs using the state recognition data acquired by the state recognition data acquisition unit, and a readiness determination unit that determines whether the driver is in a state of being able to immediately operate the pedal of the vehicle during autonomous driving, based on inference information from the leg state inference unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180326998
    Abstract: A stop intention determination apparatus is mounted in a vehicle provided with an autonomous driving mode and determines an intention of a driver to stop the vehicle during driving in the autonomous driving mode. The stop intention determination apparatus includes: an input signal acquiring portion configured to acquire an input signal from a hazard lamp switch during driving in the autonomous driving mode; a stop intention determining portion configured to determine the intention of the driver to stop the vehicle based on the acquired input signal; and a signal output portion configured to output a signal for giving an instruction to stop the vehicle through autonomous driving to an autonomous driving control apparatus, if it is determined by the stop intention determining portion that the input signal is a signal indicating the intention of the driver to stop the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180329415
    Abstract: A driver monitoring apparatus includes: a biosensor signal acquiring portion configured to acquire a biosensor signal detected by a biosensor provided in a steering wheel, a biosensor signal storage portion configured to store first biological information acquired by the biosensor signal acquiring portion during the manual driving mode; a first determination processing portion configured to determine whether or not a driver who is to drive during the manual driving mode is gripping the steering wheel, based on second biological information acquired by the biosensor signal acquiring portion and the first biological information read out from the biosensor signal storage portion, if the autonomous driving mode is switched to the manual driving mode, and a first signal output portion configured to output a predetermined signal that is based on the result of the determination performed by the first determination processing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi Sugahara, Michie Uno, Koji Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20180326992
    Abstract: A driver monitoring apparatus for monitoring a driver sitting in a driver seat in a vehicle provided with an autonomous driving mode and a manual driving mode includes: an image acquiring portion configured to acquire a driver image captured by a driver image capturing camera; an image storage portion configured to store the driver image acquired by the image acquiring portion; a determination processing portion configured to process the driver image read out from the image storage portion and determine whether or not a steering wheel of the vehicle is being gripped by a hand of the driver, if the autonomous driving mode is to be switched to the manual driving mode; and a signal output portion configured to output a predetermined signal that is based on a result of the determination performed by the determination processing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA