Patents by Inventor Naoto SHIKANO

Naoto SHIKANO 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: 20230001314
    Abstract: A virtual experience providing system that provides a virtual experience in a virtual reality image based on a virtual world representing a real world or an artificial world to a user who rides a rideable mobile body includes a storage medium configured to store computer-readable instructions and a processor connected to the storage medium, the processor executing the computer-readable instructions to generate a basic movement command which is a movement command to the rideable mobile body based on a steering operation of the user and generate an event action command different from the basic movement command when a predetermined event has occurred in the virtual world, wherein the event action command is a command for causing the rideable mobile body to perform an event action that is predetermined according to the predetermined event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kobashi, Tomokazu Sakamoto, Hiroshi Iwakami, Shota Yamaguchi, Naoto Shikano, Satoshi Haneda
  • Patent number: 11458631
    Abstract: A vehicle transport apparatus is formed by a first robot and a second robot that enter underneath a vehicle, lift up wheels of the vehicle, and travel. The first robot and the second robot each include a distance sensor that detects a distance between the corresponding robot and an object near the corresponding robot, and a robot computing section that controls a travel operation and a loading operation of the corresponding robot. When the vehicle is to be lowered in a parking region, the robot computing section adjusts a parking position of the vehicle based on information detected by the distance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Shikano, Tomoki Murozono, Shuhei Kondo
  • Patent number: 11447025
    Abstract: When it is detected that the charging of a battery is finished, a server transmits transport-out instructions for a vehicle to a vehicle transport apparatus, and when receiving the transport-out instructions transmitted from the server, the vehicle transport apparatus transports the vehicle, for which the charging of the battery is finished, out of a charging space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Shikano, Tomoki Murozono, Shuhei Kondo
  • Publication number: 20220282512
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a management system includes a vehicle management device configured to manage parking of a vehicle in a parking space and delivery of the vehicle from the parking space, and a vehicle conveying device configured to be able to convey the vehicle in forward-backward and widthwise directions of the vehicle. The vehicle management device includes a controller configured to control the vehicle conveying device so that the vehicle is conveyed to the parking space when a request for parking the vehicle located within a section where parking in the parking space is able to be requested has been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto Shikano, Tomoki Murozono, Shuhei Kondo, Koji Masuda, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11383383
    Abstract: A vehicle transport apparatus is formed by a first robot and a second robot that enter underneath a vehicle, lift up wheels of the vehicle, and travel. The first robot and the second robot each include omnidirectional wheels and each further include a right lifting arm and a left lifting arm that are freely rotatably movable between storage positions (right storage position and left storage position) where tips thereof are pointed toward a center of a body in a width direction and expanded positions (right expanded position and left expanded position) where the tips thereof are pointed toward the outside of the body in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Shikano, Tomoki Murozono, Shuhei Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200269425
    Abstract: A vehicle transport apparatus is formed by a first robot and a second robot that enter underneath a vehicle, lift up wheels of the vehicle, and travel. The first robot and the second robot each include omnidirectional wheels and each further include a right lifting arm and a left lifting arm that are freely rotatably movable between storage positions (right storage position and left storage position) where tips thereof are pointed toward a center of a body in a width direction and expanded positions (right expanded position and left expanded position) where the tips thereof are pointed toward the outside of the body in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Naoto SHIKANO, Tomoki MUROZONO, Shuhei KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200269427
    Abstract: A vehicle transport apparatus is formed by a first robot and a second robot that enter underneath a vehicle, lift up wheels of the vehicle, and travel. The first robot and the second robot each include a distance sensor that detects a distance between the corresponding robot and an object near the corresponding robot, and a robot computing section that controls a travel operation and a loading operation of the corresponding robot. When the vehicle is to be lowered in a parking region, the robot computing section adjusts a parking position of the vehicle based on information detected by the distance sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Naoto SHIKANO, Tomoki MUROZONO, Shuhei KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200269426
    Abstract: When it is detected that the charging of a battery is finished, a server transmits transport-out instructions for a vehicle to a vehicle transport apparatus, and when receiving the transport-out instructions transmitted from the server, the vehicle transport apparatus transports the vehicle, for which the charging of the battery is finished, out of a charging space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Naoto SHIKANO, Tomoki MUROZONO, Shuhei KONDO
  • Patent number: D897271
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto Shikano