Patents by Inventor Naoki Taki

Naoki Taki 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: 10843688
    Abstract: A vehicle control method of performing automatic braking for automatically braking a vehicle or alarm output, depending on a possibility of a collision between the vehicle and an obstacle, includes: cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output, and cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when a given cancellation condition is satisfied under a situation where the accelerator operation amount of the vehicle is smaller than the predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Taki, Masaaki Uechi, Yoji Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Harada, Kumiko Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200189578
    Abstract: A vehicle control method of performing automatic braking for automatically braking a vehicle or alarm output, depending on a possibility of a collision between the vehicle and an obstacle, includes: cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output, and cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when a given cancellation condition is satisfied under a situation where the accelerator operation amount of the vehicle is smaller than the predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki TAKI, Masaaki Uechi, Yoji Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Harada, Kumiko Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200125788
    Abstract: [Object] To achieve displaying of a text in a more flexible and highly readable manner in accordance with a situation. [Solution] According to the present disclosure, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes a calculator that calculates, on the basis of context data to be entered, a recognition difficulty score used for display control of a target text. An information processing method is further provided. The information processing method includes allowing a processor to calculate, on the basis of context data to be entered, a recognition difficulty score used for display control of a target text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi KAWANO, Yuhei TAKI, Masaki TAKASE, Akira MIYASHITA, Naoki TOKIWA, Nodoka TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10514522
    Abstract: A lens drive unit that prevents an actuator from being inclined is provided. In the lens drive unit, when a lens frame is displaced in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the actuator extends and contracts with respect to a base member by, for example, impact from an outside of the lens drive unit, a drive shaft of the actuator abuts on a first lateral wall and a column, so that the actuator is prevented from being inclined with respect to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hosokawa, Naoki Yusa, Seiji Fukuoka, Mio Hamashima, Toshiki Maruyama, Hiroshi Tojo, Mitsunao Homma, Takuto Horii, Atsushi Ezawa, Tatsuya Taki
  • Patent number: 10501075
    Abstract: A vehicular braking/driving-force control apparatus includes an accelerator operation detection part configured to detect an accelerator operation; a driving-force limiting apparatus configured to carry out driving-force limiting control of limiting driving force of an own vehicle in such a manner that an upper-limit speed that is set will not be exceeded; an automatic braking control apparatus configured to carry out automatic braking control of automatically generating braking force in the own vehicle based on a relative distance or a relative speed between an obstacle in front of the own vehicle and the own vehicle, and have a cancellation function of inhibiting a start of the automatic braking control based on the accelerator operation; and a control part configured to inhibit the cancellation function from being executed when the driving-force limiting apparatus is in an activated state where the driving-force limiting apparatus is allowed to carry out the driving-force limiting control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Naoki Taki, Masaaki Uechi, Kumiko Kondo, Hideaki Hayashi, Akio Kimura, Atsutoshi Sakaguchi, Toshifumi Kawasaki, Tomohiko Futatsugi
  • Patent number: 10429606
    Abstract: A lens drive unit that offers enhanced reliability in connection between an actuator electrode and an electric wire is provided. In the lens drive unit, an actuator has a weight housed in an holding portion of a base member and is thereby fixed in the base member. Electrodes on a lateral surface of the weight directly contact respective terminal electrodes on an inner lateral surface of the holding portion, so that an electrical connection is established therebetween. The arrangement enhances reliability in connection between the actuator electrodes and the terminal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki Maruyama, Naoki Yusa, Seiji Fukuoka, Masahiro Hosokawa, Mio Hamashima, Hiroshi Tojo, Mitsunao Homma, Takuto Horii, Atsushi Ezawa, Tatsuya Taki
  • Patent number: 10397083
    Abstract: A terminal device according to the present invention includes an application and a browser. The application includes a providing unit that provides the browser that is instructed by the application to perform a predetermined process with terminal information that is used to identify a terminal device and that is acquired by the application. The browser includes a sending unit that sends terminal information that is provided by the providing unit in the application and cookie information that is associated with a predetermined server device to the predetermined server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Arai, Yuki Taki, Naoki Ikeda, Naoto Yamaguchi, Yoshinori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10099688
    Abstract: A vehicle control method of performing automatic braking for automatically braking a vehicle or alarm output, depending on a possibility of a collision between the vehicle and an obstacle, includes: cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output, and cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when a given cancellation condition is satisfied under a situation where the accelerator operation amount of the vehicle is smaller than the predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Taki, Masaaki Uechi, Yoji Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Harada, Kumiko Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180229722
    Abstract: A vehicle control method of performing automatic braking for automatically braking a vehicle or alarm output, depending on a possibility of a collision between the vehicle and an obstacle, includes: cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output, and cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when a given cancellation condition is satisfied under a situation where the accelerator operation amount of the vehicle is smaller than the predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki TAKI, Masaaki Uechi, Yoji Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Harada, Kumiko Kondo
  • Patent number: 9908481
    Abstract: A vehicle forward information acquiring device includes a bracket fixed to a windshield, a cover mounted to the bracket by being moved along the bracket in one direction, and a vehicle forward information acquiring sensor accommodated between the bracket and the cover. The cover is mounted to the bracket while being pressed against the bracket by a first elastic force and a second elastic force generated when a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion formed on the cover are respectively engaged with a first engaged portion and a second engaged portion formed on the bracket. A position of the cover on the bracket when the first elastic force becomes a maximum value is different from a position of the cover on the bracket when the second elastic force becomes a maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki Hayashi, Atsutoshi Sakaguchi, Tomohiko Futatsugi, Masaaki Uechi, Naoki Taki, Akio Kimura, Kumiko Kondo, Hiroshi Harada, Toshifumi Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20180043885
    Abstract: A vehicular braking/driving-force control apparatus includes an accelerator operation detection part configured to detect an accelerator operation; a driving-force limiting apparatus configured to carry out driving-force limiting control of limiting driving force of an own vehicle in such a manner that an upper-limit speed that is set will not be exceeded; an automatic braking control apparatus configured to carry out automatic braking control of automatically generating braking force in the own vehicle based on a relative distance or a relative speed between an obstacle in front of the own vehicle and the own vehicle, and have a cancellation function of inhibiting a start of the automatic braking control based on the accelerator operation; and a control part configured to inhibit the cancellation function from being executed when the driving-force limiting apparatus is in an activated state where the driving-force limiting apparatus is allowed to carry out the driving-force limiting control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi HARADA, Naoki TAKI, Masaaki UECHI, Kumiko KONDO, Hideaki HAYASHI, Akio KIMURA, Atsutoshi SAKAGUCHI, Toshifumi KAWASAKI, Tomohiko FUTATSUGI
  • Patent number: 9751528
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control device includes a first sensor that acquires obstacle information in a first detection range, a second sensor that acquires obstacle information in a second detection range, the second detection range is nearer to a host vehicle than the first detection range, and a processor configured to perform predetermined control for preventing collision with an obstacle or for reducing damage at collision time based on the obstacle information received from the first sensor and the second sensor and, when the obstacle is not detected by the first sensor and the second sensor after starting the predetermined control based on the obstacle information received from the first sensor, uses positional relation information to determine whether the predetermined control is to be continued wherein the positional relation information indicates a height-direction positional relation between a predetermined part of the obstacle and the first detection range or the second detection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Uechi, Yoji Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Harada, Kumiko Kondo, Naoki Taki
  • Patent number: 9718467
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control device includes a first sensor that acquires obstacle information in a first detection range, a second sensor that acquires obstacle information in a second detection range, the second detection range is nearer to a host vehicle than the first detection range, and a processor configured to perform predetermined control for preventing collision with an obstacle or for reducing damage at collision time based on the obstacle information received from the first sensor and the second sensor and, when the obstacle is not detected by the first sensor and the second sensor after starting the predetermined control based on the obstacle information received from the first sensor, uses positional relation information to determine whether the predetermined control is to be continued wherein the positional relation information indicates a height-direction positional relation between a predetermined part of the obstacle and the first detection range or the second detection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Uechi, Yoji Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Harada, Kumiko Kondo, Naoki Taki
  • Publication number: 20160229355
    Abstract: A vehicle forward information acquiring device includes a bracket fixed to a windshield, a cover mounted to the bracket by being moved along the bracket in one direction, and a vehicle forward information acquiring sensor accommodated between the bracket and the cover. The cover is mounted to the bracket while being pressed against the bracket by a first elastic force and a second elastic force generated when a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion formed on the cover are respectively engaged with a first engaged portion and a second engaged portion formed on the bracket. A position of the cover on the bracket when the first elastic force becomes a maximum value is different from a position of the cover on the bracket when the second elastic force becomes a maximum value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki HAYASHI, Atsutoshi SAKAGUCHI, Tomohiko FUTATSUGI, Masaaki UECHI, Naoki TAKI, Akio KIMURA, Kumiko KONDO, Hiroshi HARADA, Toshifumi KAWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20160207533
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control device includes a first sensor that acquires obstacle information in a first detection range, a second sensor that acquires obstacle information in a second detection range, the second detection range is nearer to a host vehicle than the first detection range, and a processor configured to perform predetermined control for preventing collision with an obstacle or for reducing damage at collision time based on the obstacle information received from the first sensor and the second sensor and, when the obstacle is not detected by the first sensor and the second sensor after starting the predetermined control based on the obstacle information received from the first sensor, uses positional relation information to determine whether the predetermined control is to be continued wherein the positional relation information indicates a height-direction positional relation between a predetermined part of the obstacle and the first detection range or the second detection range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki UECHI, Yoji MIZOGUCHI, Hiroshi HARADA, Kumiko KONDO, Naoki TAKI
  • Publication number: 20160194000
    Abstract: A vehicle control method of performing automatic braking for automatically braking a vehicle or alarm output, depending on a possibility of a collision between the vehicle and an obstacle, includes: cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when an accelerator operation amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output, and cancelling the automatic braking or the alarm output, when a given cancellation condition is satisfied under a situation where the accelerator operation amount of the vehicle is smaller than the predetermined threshold value, during the automatic braking or the alarm output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki TAKI, Masaaki UECHI, Yoji MIZOGUCHI, Hiroshi HARADA, Kumiko KONDO
  • Publication number: 20160114799
    Abstract: A vehicle travel control apparatus is provided which includes: an automatic brake control part configured to perform an automatic brake control that automatically applies a brake force to a host vehicle when there is a probability of collision with an obstacle in front of the host vehicle; and a drive force recovery control part configured to increase, in response to an accelerator operation by a driver, a target drive force to a demand drive force from the driver by a predetermined increase amount per unit time after having performed the automatic brake control. The drive force recovery control part determines the predetermined increase amount per unit time such that the predetermined increase amount per unit time becomes greater as the brake force applied by the automatic brake control part during the automatic brake control is smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Toshifumi KAWASAKI, Masaaki UECHI, Naoki TAKI, Kumiko KONDO, Hiroshi HARADA, Akio KIMURA, Hideaki HAYASHI, Atsutoshi SAKAGUCHI, Tomohiko FUTATSUGI
  • Patent number: 9008909
    Abstract: In an in-vehicle device which is carried on an automotive vehicle, an operation unit causes the vehicle to execute a predetermined operation in response to a remote control request from a user. A detection unit detects existence of a moving object in a passenger compartment of the vehicle or in areas surrounding the vehicle. An operation inhibition unit inhibits execution of the predetermined operation by the operation unit when existence of the moving object is detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Taki, Takeshi Matsumura, Atsushi Watanabe, Mayumi Otsuka, Keizoh Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 8818621
    Abstract: In an in-vehicle device which is carried on an automotive vehicle, an operation unit causes the vehicle to execute a predetermined operation in response to a remote control request from a user. A detection unit detects existence of a moving object in a passenger compartment of the vehicle or in areas surrounding the vehicle. An operation inhibition unit inhibits execution of the predetermined operation by the operation unit when existence of the moving object is detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Taki, Takeshi Matsumura, Atsushi Watanabe, Mayumi Otsuka, Keizoh Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140107870
    Abstract: In an in-vehicle device which is carried on an automotive vehicle, an operation unit causes the vehicle to execute a predetermined operation in response to a remote control request from a user. A detection unit detects existence of a moving object in a passenger compartment of the vehicle or in areas surrounding the vehicle. An operation inhibition unit inhibits execution of the predetermined operation by the operation unit when existence of the moving object is detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Taki, Takeshi Matsumura, Atsushi Watanabe, Mayumi Otsuka, Keizoh Kawaguchi