Patents by Inventor Naotoshi Fujimoto

Naotoshi Fujimoto 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: 10880694
    Abstract: A service assistance device includes an acquirer configured to acquire position information associated with each of a plurality of users and movement direction information associated with each of the plurality of users; a group former configured to group some or all of the plurality of users on the basis of the position information and the movement direction information; and a service specifier configured to specify a service for the users on the basis of attributes of the users included in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Seiichi Yamamoto, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10726360
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes an output unit configured to output information to the outside of a vehicle, an in-vehicle status acquisition unit configured to acquire a status inside the vehicle, and a control unit configured to cause the output unit to output information as to whether or not it is possible to ride in the vehicle on the basis of in-vehicle information acquired by the in-vehicle status acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naotoshi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200175558
    Abstract: A ridesharing management device includes: a communicator configured to communicate with a plurality of terminal devices used by a plurality of users; an acquirer configured to acquire pick-up requests of the plurality of users in which a use condition including at least a desired pick-up place is defined; and a service manager configured to perform a grouping process of grouping users associated with the use condition and an allocating process of allocating a vehicle which is able to be used by the grouped users according to the use condition included in the pick-up request and configured to determine a pick-up place at which the allocated vehicle is picked up so that the grouped users are able to be assembled according to results of the grouping process and the allocating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Susumu Iwamoto, Seiichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200175633
    Abstract: A rideshare management system includes: a communicator configured to communicate with a plurality of terminal devices used by a plurality of users; an acquirer configured to acquire use requests from the plurality of users in which a use condition including at least a desired access place is defined; a user arrival situation monitor configured to monitor an arrival situation of the users at a predetermined place derived according to the desired access place; and a service manager configured to search for an available vehicle according to the use condition included in the use requests and determine a vehicle service schedule and configured to determine a user accessing the vehicle at the predetermined place according to the arrival situation of the users monitored by the user arrival situation monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Seiichi Yamamoto, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20200149902
    Abstract: A vehicle information providing device (300) includes an acquisition unit (320) that acquires a destination input by a user and a plan setting unit (330) that sets a plan for a vehicle to travel toward the destination acquired by the acquisition unit, and the plan setting unit (330) sets a first travel plan for moving a first user to a first destination set as a destination on a first route and sets a second travel plan for moving the first user and a second user in a second route which allows the second user to ride by changing the first route in a case in which the second user also rides in the vehicle traveling in accordance with the first travel plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Naotoshi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20190283629
    Abstract: A first seat device includes a first pressure sensor attached to a seatback to detect pressure, a second pressure sensor attached to the seatback at a position below the first pressure sensor to detect pressure, and a control unit configured to control the angle of the seatback based on a value of the first pressure sensor and a value of the second pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Naotoshi FUJIMOTO, Eika TAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20180367957
    Abstract: A service assistance device includes an acquirer configured to acquire position information associated with each of a plurality of users and movement direction information associated with each of the plurality of users; a group former configured to group some or all of the plurality of users on the basis of the position information and the movement direction information; and a service specifier configured to specify a service for the users on the basis of attributes of the users included in the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Seiichi Yamamoto, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20180349825
    Abstract: A ridesharing managing device (300) includes: an acquisition unit (320) configured to acquire a riding request in which riding conditions including a riding place and an alighting place of a user are defined; and a management unit (330) configured to search for allocable vehicles on the basis of the riding conditions of the riding request, to determine an operation schedule satisfying the riding conditions, and to determine the operation schedule satisfying the riding conditions by transferring from a first vehicle to a second vehicle among the allocable vehicles in a case that an operation schedule satisfying the riding conditions is not determined with one vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Seiichi Yamamoto, Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20180315022
    Abstract: A ride sharing management device includes a communication unit configured to communicate with a terminal device of a user, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a riding request of the user in which riding conditions including at least a desired boarding place and a desired boarding time are defined, an operation management unit configured to search for a vehicle which can be allocated from operation schedule information, to decide an operation schedule of the vehicle, and to register it in the operation schedule information, and a facility guidance unit configured to refer to a result of the search by the operation management unit and to transmit information on a facility available to a user to a terminal device of the user using the communication unit when the vehicle has not reached the desired boarding place by the time a first predetermined time elapses from the desired boarding time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Seiichi Yamamoto, Naotoshi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10053107
    Abstract: A vehicular awakening detection device 10 includes pressure sensors 48 provided in a + side paddle shift 46R and/or a ? side paddle shift 46L which is able to be operated by a driver in a vehicle. The pressure sensor 48 is used for determining the degrees of awakening of a driver by making the driver to operate the + side paddle shift 46R and/or the ? side paddle shift 46L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Wataru Kimatsuka
  • Publication number: 20180215286
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire time change information of which a value changes with time, a seat driving unit configured to drive at least a part of a seat on which an occupant of a vehicle is seated, and a seat control unit configured to control the seat driving unit on the basis of a change in the value of the time change information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Naotoshi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20180157262
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a travel route acquisition unit configured to acquire a travel route, on which a vehicle can travel, from an external device, and a travel control unit configured to at least partly automatically perform travel control of the vehicle and to cause the vehicle to travel on the basis of the travel route acquired by the travel route acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ao, Naotoshi Fujimoto, Genta Boda
  • Publication number: 20180129981
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes an output unit configured to output information to the outside of a vehicle, an in-vehicle status acquisition unit configured to acquire a status inside the vehicle, and a control unit configured to cause the output unit to output information as to whether or not it is possible to ride in the vehicle on the basis of in-vehicle information acquired by the in-vehicle status acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventor: Naotoshi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20180046369
    Abstract: An on-board operation device with improved operability is provided. The on-board operation device includes: a display unit configured to display a GUI object; a first detection unit configured to detect an approach position of an indicator on a display surface of the display unit; a process performing unit configured to perform a process corresponding to the GUI object displayed at the approach position detected by the first detection unit; a second detection unit disposed at an outer edge of the display surface of the display unit and configured to detect an approach position of the indicator; and a display control unit configured to enlarge and display the GUI object on the display unit when the approach position of the indicator is detected by the second detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori TAKANO, Ryosuke TANAKA, Genta BODA, Naotoshi FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170282935
    Abstract: A vehicular awakening detection device 10 includes pressure sensors 48 provided in a + side paddle shift 46R and/or a ? side paddle shift 46L which is able to be operated by a driver in a vehicle. The pressure sensor 48 is used for determining the degrees of awakening of a driver by making the driver to operate the + side paddle shift 46R and/or the ? side paddle shift 46L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Wataru Kimatsuka
  • Patent number: 9292472
    Abstract: A vehicular display apparatus on a vehicle includes a display device which displays a magnitude of an acceleration which is being detected by an acceleration sensor on a display unit, and also displays a magnitude of an acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor when an ESC controller generated a braking force on road wheels on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Kentaro Kegai, Naoki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20150253950
    Abstract: A manipulating device includes a rotating shaft; a rotating member having a predetermined width direction along the rotating shaft; a display unit configured to display a menu configured by an array of a plurality of items or display a predetermined set value; and a control unit configured to execute a first control of selecting an item from the menu according to a rotational manipulation of the rotating member or changing the set value. The manipulating device includes an axial position detecting unit configured to detect a position where a pointing element approaches or contacts the rotating member in a direction intersecting a rotational direction of the rotating member. The control unit executes a second control different from the first control, according to the position detected by the axial position detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Junichiro Onaka, Naotoshi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20150066364
    Abstract: A navigation system includes a plurality of vehicles and a server device that is communication connectable with the plurality of vehicles. The plurality of vehicles includes a control device that transmits information to the server device regarding a current position during traveling and route information or destination information and a head-up display. The server device includes a server control device that transmits vehicle information on other vehicle to the each vehicles, the other vehicle being present within a predetermined range from the current position of the each vehicles and having at least a part of the route information common with the each vehicles or having same destination information with the each vehicles. The control device of vehicle performs a marking-display to an external other vehicles on the head-up display on the basis of the vehicle information transmitted from the server device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naotoshi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20130325279
    Abstract: A vehicular display apparatus on a vehicle includes a display device which displays a magnitude of an acceleration which is being detected by an acceleration sensor on a display unit, and also displays a magnitude of an acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor when an ESC controller generated a braking force on road wheels on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Kentaro Kegai, Naoki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20110267702
    Abstract: The head up display system (1) comprises a housing (5) installed within a dashboard panel (3) of the vehicle and provided with an open end (5o), a light emitting display device (12) placed in an opposite end of the housing remote from the open end to emit a display light, an optical unit (13; 23; 33; 43; 53; 63; 73) interposed between the light emitting display device and the open end of the housing. An outer element of the optical unit which may consist of a prism (15; 25; 35; 75) or a beam splitter (45) is configured to reflect an incident external light entering from the windshield (2) at least partly at an angle to the display light emitted from the outer element of the optical unit. Thereby, the external light reflected by the outer element of the optical unit may be directed into the housing or otherwise directed away from the vehicle operator's field of view, and the vehicle operator is allowed to obtain information simply by looking ahead of the vehicle without being annoyed by the external light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Kotaro Takashima