Patents by Inventor Mitsuhiro Uchida

Mitsuhiro Uchida 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: 10960810
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an adaptive drive beam mode vehicle headlamp of a subject vehicle travelling a road includes a headlamp driver adapted to drive the vehicle headlamp, a preceding vehicle determining section adapted to determine whether or not a preceding vehicle is travelling ahead of the subject vehicle, a road state determining section adapted to determine whether a state of the road is straight or curved, and a curved-mode illumination intensity pattern outputting section adapted to output a curved-mode illumination intensity pattern to the headlamp driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Waragaya, Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Patent number: 10789492
    Abstract: Provided is a specific object detection apparatus capable of detecting a specific object even when a self-vehicle is positioned at a distance from the specific object during bad weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Ueki, Takako Kimura, Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Publication number: 20200223351
    Abstract: A control device for vehicle headlamps configured to control illumination with light using headlamps of a vehicle, the control device for vehicle headlamps includes a determination part configured to determine whether the vehicle will collide with an object detected by an object detection part configured to detect an object, and an illumination controller configured to illuminate a region corresponding to the object that has been determined to collide with the vehicle by the determination part with a marking light and configured to illuminate a region around the region corresponding to the object with a background light in which a light intensity level thereof is decreased when a light intensity level of the marking light is increased, by using the headlamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Uchida, Yasushi Kita, Takako Kimura, Takeshi Waragaya, Wataru Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10604063
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle headlight includes a motion information acquisition part that acquires information of a motion of at least a part of a driver in the vehicle, an attribute decision part that determines attribute of the driver based on the information acquired by the motion information acquisition part, and a light distribution controller that controls a light distribution of the vehicle headlight based on the attribute determined by the attribute decision part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kita, Takako Kimura, Mitsuhiro Uchida, Takeshi Waragaya, Wataru Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20190092222
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an adaptive drive beam mode vehicle headlamp of a subject vehicle travelling a road includes a headlamp driver adapted to drive the vehicle headlamp, a preceding vehicle determining section adapted to determine whether or not a preceding vehicle is travelling ahead of the subject vehicle, a road state determining section adapted to determine whether a state of the road is straight or curved, and a curved-mode illumination intensity pattern outputting section adapted to output a curved-mode illumination intensity pattern to the headlamp driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi WARAGAYA, Mitsuhiro UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190077305
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle headlight includes a motion information acquisition part that acquires information of a motion of at least a part of a driver in the vehicle, an attribute decision part that determines attribute of the driver based on the information acquired by the motion information acquisition part, and a light distribution controller that controls a light distribution of the vehicle headlight based on the attribute determined by the attribute decision part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yasushi Kita, Takako Kimura, Mitsuhiro Uchida, Takeshi Waragaya, Wataru Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20190077304
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle headlight is a control device that controls radiation of light from the vehicle headlight, and includes a radiation controller that causes the vehicle headlight to radiate pattern light, which includes a first pattern, to a marginal portion that exceeds a portion corresponding to a vehicle width of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Wataru Nakashima, Yasushi Kita, Takako Kimura, Mitsuhiro Uchida, Takeshi Waragaya
  • Publication number: 20190065870
    Abstract: Provided is a specific object detection apparatus capable of detecting a specific object even when a self-vehicle is positioned at a distance from the specific object during bad weather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ryuji Ueki, Takako Kimura, Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Patent number: 10180228
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle headlight for forming a high-beam additional light distribution pattern overlaid on a high-beam light distribution pattern. The vehicle headlight is capable of making a driver feel the sense of turning-on of the headlight when the high-beam additional light distribution pattern is additionally formed. The vehicle lighting fixture can be configured to further form a turning-on perceptible light distribution pattern for causing a driver to feel a sense of turning-on together with the high-beam additional light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Nakazato, Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Patent number: 9849827
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight system can include a headlight controller and a lamp unit incorporating a high beam module, which can emit favorable marking lights while the headlight controller associates each of a shading driver and a swivel structure with a shading width setter and a swivel setter, respectively. When a forward vehicle does not exist in a forward direction, the headlight systems can provide favorable light distribution patterns by overlapping the light distribution pattern projected from the high beam module with each of light distribution patterns for a high and low beam. When the forward vehicle exists, the headlight system can prevent the lamp unit from emitting a glare type light to the forward vehicle. Thus, the disclosed subject matter can provide vehicle headlight systems, which can emit favorable light patterns toward a pedestrian as a marking light, and which can provide favorable light distribution patterns to drive at night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Uchida, Yoshiaki Nakazato
  • Publication number: 20160339833
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight system can include a headlight controller and a lamp unit incorporating a high beam module, which can emit favorable marking lights while the headlight controller associates each of a shading driver and a swivel structure with a shading width setter and a swivel setter, respectively. When a forward vehicle does not exist in a forward direction, the headlight systems can provide favorable light distribution patterns by overlapping the light distribution pattern projected from the high beam module with each of light distribution patterns for a high and low beam. When the forward vehicle exists, the headlight system can prevent the lamp unit from emitting a glare type light to the forward vehicle. Thus, the disclosed subject matter can provide vehicle headlight systems, which can emit favorable light patterns toward a pedestrian as a marking light, and which can provide favorable light distribution patterns to drive at night.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Uchida, Yoshiaki Nakazato
  • Publication number: 20160286090
    Abstract: In the image processing apparatus, Input transform into an input color space is performed on input image data; After the input transform, transform processing of transforming chroma or chromaticity of the input image data or chroma or chromaticity in the input color space is performed so as to reduce a difference between a space of chroma or chromaticity of the input image data and a space of chroma or chromaticity in the input color space to acquire transformed image data; and Output transform into an output color space is performed on the transformed image data using a three-dimensional lookup table including inverse transform processing of returning the chroma or chromaticity of the transformed image data to the chroma or chromaticity of the input image data to acquire output image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuharu IWAKI, Mitsuhiro UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160281951
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle headlight for forming a high-beam additional light distribution pattern overlaid on a high-beam light distribution pattern. The vehicle headlight is capable of making a driver feel the sense of turning-on of the headlight when the high-beam additional light distribution pattern is additionally formed. The vehicle lighting fixture can be configured to further form a turning-on perceptible light distribution pattern for causing a driver to feel a sense of turning-on together with the high-beam additional light distribution pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Nakazato, Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Patent number: 9367934
    Abstract: In the image processing apparatus, Input transform into an input color space is performed on input image data; After the input transform, transform processing of transforming chroma or chromaticity of the input image data or chroma or chromaticity in the input color space is performed so as to reduce a difference between a space of chroma or chromaticity of the input image data and a space of chroma or chromaticity in the input color space to acquire transformed image data; and Output transform into an output color space is performed on the transformed image data using a three-dimensional lookup table including inverse transform processing of returning the chroma or chromaticity of the transformed image data to the chroma or chromaticity of the input image data to acquire output image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuharu Iwaki, Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Patent number: 9294750
    Abstract: A video conversion unit comprises: a unit which acquires a camera video data signal; a first color conversion unit which converts the camera video data signal to a photography scene reference color space and derives first video data; a lock modification section which carries out a lock modification on the first video data; a second color conversion unit which converts the post-color conversion video data to a video output reference color space and derives second video data; and a third color space conversion unit which converts the second video data to a color space of a verification display device and derives third video data in order to pre-verify a device color which is obtained when converting to a color space of a final video output device with a different display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuharu Iwaki, Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Publication number: 20150086111
    Abstract: In the image processing apparatus, Input transform into an input color space is performed on input image data; After the input transform, transform processing of transforming chroma or chromaticity of the input image data or chroma or chromaticity in the input color space is performed so as to reduce a difference between a space of chroma or chromaticity of the input image data and a space of chroma or chromaticity in the input color space to acquire transformed image data; and Output transform into an output color space is performed on the transformed image data using a three-dimensional lookup table including inverse transform processing of returning the chroma or chromaticity of the transformed image data to the chroma or chromaticity of the input image data to acquire output image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: YASUHARU IWAKI, MITSUHIRO UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 8801250
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting device can include a bulb or a light source, a projector lens, a first reflection surface which reflects light toward the projector lens and collects the reflected light, a shade including an upper rim, the upper rim being movable between a light blocking position and a retracting position. The lighting device can also include a second reflection surface which reflects light downward when the shade is in the light blocking position, and a third reflection surface which reflects light forward to allow the reflected light to be emitted forward, when the shade is in the light blocking position. The device can also include a pair of left and right fourth reflection surfaces which reflect light in diagonally forward right and left directions, respectively, to allow the reflected light to be emitted in the diagonally forward right and left directions, when the shade is in the light blocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Publication number: 20140036105
    Abstract: A video conversion unit comprises: a unit which acquires a camera video data signal; a first color conversion unit which converts the camera video data signal to a photography scene reference color space and derives first video data; a lock modification section which carries out a lock modification on the first video data; a second color conversion unit which converts the post-color conversion video data to a video output reference color space and derives second video data; and a third color space conversion unit which converts the second video data to a color space of a verification display device and derives third video data in order to pre-verify a device color which is obtained when converting to a color space of a final video output device with a different display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuharu IWAKI, Mitsuhiro UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 8419247
    Abstract: A vehicle light can include a bulb, a projector lens disposed in front of the bulb and having a focus located in between the bulb and the projector lens. A first reflecting surface can be disposed behind the projector lens, for reflecting light beams emitted from the bulb toward the projector lens so that the light beams are converged at or near the focus of the projector lens. A shade can be configured to shield part of the light beams directed from the first reflecting surface to the projector lens. A second reflecting surface can be disposed on a rear surface of the shade, for reflecting downward part of the reflected light beams directed from the first reflecting surface to the projector lens. A third reflecting surface can be disposed below the shade, for reflecting the light beams from the second reflecting surface to an outside area below the projector lens to project the light beams forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Uchida
  • Publication number: 20120014125
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting device can include a bulb or a light source, a projector lens, a first reflection surface which reflects light toward the projector lens and collects the reflected light, a shade including an upper rim, the upper rim being movable between a light blocking position and a retracting position. The lighting device can also include a second reflection surface which reflects light downward when the shade is in the light blocking position, and a third reflection surface which reflects light forward to allow the reflected light to be emitted forward, when the shade is in the light blocking position. The device can also include a pair of left and right fourth reflection surfaces which reflect light in diagonally forward right and left directions, respectively, to allow the reflected light to be emitted in the diagonally forward right and left directions, when the shade is in the light blocking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Uchida