Patents by Inventor Nobuki Hayashi

Nobuki Hayashi 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: 20200338448
    Abstract: Provided is a contents providing system capable of inducing excitement of a spectator in a battle game. One embodiment of the present disclosure is a contents providing system including: an acquisition part acquiring, as player information, at least one of a posture, an amount of activity, and biological information from each of multiple players playing a battle game where multiple events occur simultaneously in one game space; and a processing part processing the player information acquired by the acquisition part into information-for-spectator to be provided for the spectator or an organizer of the battle game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuko HAMA, Nobuki HAYASHI, Katsuhito YAMAUCHI, Asami TAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200077803
    Abstract: A seat is provided which enables real-time estimation of a posture of a seated person. One aspect of the present disclosure provides a seat including a seat main body, at least one 3-axis acceleration sensor arranged in the seat main body, and an estimation device that estimates a posture of a seated person on the seat main body. The estimation device includes a storage that stores a learning model built by machine learning of input data based on a sensor output from the at least one 3-axis acceleration sensor and teacher data based on information on the posture of the seated person or a posture transition of the seated person, and an estimator that uses the learning model to estimate the posture of the seated person or the posture transition of the seated person from the sensor output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuki HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190359085
    Abstract: A seat storage system, wherein a controller is configured to, in a case where a seating determiner confirms that no sitting person is seated on a seat surface portion of any one of a plurality of seats, issue an instruction of switching the seat surface portion to a first posture to a switching device of each of the seats whose seat surface portion is detected as being in a second posture by a posture determiner, and operate front-rear movement devices of all of the plurality of seats to narrow an interval between the seats after the posture determiner has determined that the seat surface portions of all of the plurality of seats have been switched to the first posture. Here, the first posture corresponds to a raised sitting posture and the second posture corresponds to a sitting posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhito Yamauchi, Nobuki Hayashi, Tokuyuki Nishikawa, Takeshi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190358111
    Abstract: A seat including: a seat surface portion having first and second support surfaces; and a switching mechanism, wherein the seat surface portion is switched by the switching mechanism between: a first posture in which the seat surface portion is brought down to the front side such that the first support surface is in a low position where a seated person is capable of sitting thereon by lowering a hip, and a second posture in which the seat surface portion is brought up to the rear side from the first posture such that the second support surface is in a high position where the seated person in a standing posture is capable of sitting thereon, and wherein a vibration device which is configured to apply vibration corresponding to music to a body of the seated person is disposed at an inner side of the second support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhito YAMAUCHI, Nobuki HAYASHI, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190359091
    Abstract: A vehicle seat device including: a seat main body; and a movable body, wherein a seat surface portion of the seat main body is configured to be switched between: a first posture in which the seat surface portion is brought down to a front side such that a first support surface is in a low position where the seated person can sit thereon by lowering a hip; and a second posture in which the seat surface portion is brought up to a rear side from the first posture such that a second support surface is in a high position where the seated person in a standing posture can sit thereon, and wherein the movable body includes a placement portion configured to swing with respect to the floor in a state where both soles of the seated person are placed when the seat surface portion is in the second posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhito YAMAUCHI, Nobuki HAYASHI, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA, Takeshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190188481
    Abstract: A motion picture distribution system is provided with: an extractor configured to perform an extraction operation of extracting one or a plurality of scenes associated with a particular action of a target person from a motion picture taken by an imager; a generator configured to edit the extracted one or plurality of scenes and to generate a digest motion picture; and a distributor configured to distribute the generated digest motion picture. The extractor is configured to perform machine learning associated with the particular action, by using at least a part of a motion picture including a person as input data, in order to improve the extraction operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuki HAYASHI, Takeshi BABA, Akinori SATOU, Shinichiro ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10155454
    Abstract: A seat surface part is switchable by a switching mechanism between a forward-unfolded posture in which the seat surface part is forwardly unfolded down so that a first support surface comes into a state at a low position where the seated person lowers his or her body to sit, and a second support surface comes into a state of forming a backwardly inclined surface that is inclined backwardly downward, and a folded-up posture in which the seat surface part is folded up backward from the forward-unfolded posture so that the second support surface is lifted up at a higher position than a position of the first support surface in the forward-unfolded posture, and an upper surface inclined forwardly downward is formed by the backwardly inclined surface so that the second support surface comes into a state at a high position where the seated person perches in a standing posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhito Yamauchi, Nobuki Hayashi, Tokuyuki Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180162236
    Abstract: A seat surface part is switchable by a switching mechanism between a forward-unfolded posture in which the seat surface part is forwardly unfolded down so that a first support surface comes into a state at a low position where the seated person lowers his or her body to sit, and a second support surface comes into a state of forming a backwardly inclined surface that is inclined backwardly downward, and a folded-up posture in which the seat surface part is folded up backward from the forward-unfolded posture so that the second support surface is lifted up at a higher position than a position of the first support surface in the forward-unfolded posture, and an upper surface inclined forwardly downward is formed by the backwardly inclined surface so that the second support surface comes into a state at a high position where the seated person perches in a standing posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhito YAMAUCHI, Nobuki HAYASHI, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9987959
    Abstract: A seat cover of a vehicle seat configured to cover an outer surface of a seat pad, wherein a part of the seat cover which is configured to cover at least a seating surface of the seat pad consists of a seating surface piece made of a piece of cloth, and wherein, when covering the outer surface of the seat pad, the seat cover is bonded only to the seating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuki Hayashi, Katsuhito Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9530586
    Abstract: A touch switch device with an illuminator for detecting a close approach or contact of a human body to an operation surface includes: a wiring board having a light-emitting device and a detection electrode on a one surface side; a light guide plate located on the one surface side of the wiring board to emit light from the light-emitting device to the outside from the operation surface opposite the wiring board; and a detector connected with the detection electrode to detect change in electrostatic capacity to be generated at the detection electrode when a human body closely approaches or contacts the operation surface to produce a detection signal corresponding to the detected condition. An operation part is displayable on a surface of the light guide plate to serve as the operation surface, and the operation part is positioned corresponding to a position of the detection electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoya Hanada, Nobuki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20160347221
    Abstract: A seat cover of a vehicle seat configured to cover an outer surface of a seat pad, wherein a part of the seat cover which is configured to cover at least a seating surface of the seat pad consists of a seating surface piece made of a piece of cloth, and wherein, when covering the outer surface of the seat pad, the seat cover is bonded only to the seating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuki HAYASHI, Katsuhito YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9457711
    Abstract: A light source unit for a vehicle includes a light source body, a light guide member that guides and exits the light from the light source body toward a portion of the vehicle to be illuminated, and a cover member housing the light source body and the light guide member. The cover member has an elongated light exit portion through which light from the light guide member is exited to the portion to be illuminated. The light exit portion includes a first light exit portion and at least two second light exit portions arranged along a longitudinal direction of the light exit portion to sandwich the second light exit portion therebetween. Light from the light guide member directly reaches the portion to be illuminated via the first light exit portion and light from the light guide member indirectly reaches the portion to be illuminated via the second light exit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9180810
    Abstract: The base of the present invention includes a fiber base layer containing fibers, and has a basis weight of 300 to 1,500 g/m2, a thickness of 1 to 10 mm, and a transmittance of 35% to 75%. A content of fibers is in a range from 20% to 70% by mass based on 100% by mass of the fiber base layer. The illumination apparatus of the present invention includes the base and a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuki Hayashi, Jun Isami, Yousuke Tagami, Takuma Saitou
  • Publication number: 20140376241
    Abstract: The base of the present invention includes a fiber base layer containing fibers, and has a basis weight of 300 to 1,500 g/m2, a thickness of 1 to 10 mm, and a transmittance of 35% to 75%. A content of fibers is in a range from 20% to 70% by mass based on 100% by mass of the fiber base layer. The illumination apparatus of the present invention includes the base and a light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Nobuki HAYASHI, Jun ISAMI, Yousuke TAGAMI, Takuma SAITOU
  • Publication number: 20140374232
    Abstract: A touch switch device with an illuminator for detecting a close approach or contact of a human body to an operation surface includes: a wiring board having a light-emitting device and a detection electrode on a one surface side; a light guide plate located on the one surface side of the wiring board to emit light from the light-emitting device to the outside from the operation surface opposite the wiring board; and a detector connected with the detection electrode to detect change in electrostatic capacity to be generated at the detection electrode when a human body closely approaches or contacts the operation surface to produce a detection signal corresponding to the detected condition. An operation part is displayable on a surface of the light guide plate to serve as the operation surface, and the operation part is positioned corresponding to a position of the detection electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Naoya HANADA, Nobuki HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8807806
    Abstract: An illumination device for a vehicle includes a light source and an inside handle well. The inside handle well has a lower wall, an upper wall, and an opening. The light source is arranged under the lower wall. The lower wall has a light exit portion configured such that light emitted from the light source exits therethrough and travels to an inside of the inside handle well. The upper wall has a light reflecting portion configured to reflect light exiting through the light exit portion and traveling upward in the inside handle well toward the inside handle. The opening is formed on the inner side of the interior of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuki Hayashi, Kouichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8446047
    Abstract: A vehicle interior light includes a lighting source that illuminates a vehicle interior; an decorative lighting source that decoratively illuminates the vehicle interior; a lighting switch that controls on-off state of the lighting source; an decorative lighting switch that controls on-off state of the decorative lighting source and the lighting source; and a light dimming unit that lowers illuminance of the lighting source. When the decorative lighting source is turned on, power is supplied to the decorative lighting source so that the decorative lighting source is lit up, while power is supplied to the lighting source through the light dimming unit so that the lighting source is lit up with low illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Ito, Shinichi Yaoichi, Nobuki Hayashi, Takuma Saito
  • Patent number: 8419246
    Abstract: An illumination device for a vehicle configured to illuminate an armrest on a door trim of the vehicle includes a light source and a light directing member. The light source is arranged above the armrest and has a light emitting portion configured to emit light toward the armrest. The light directing member is arranged so as to cover the light emitting portion from below. The light directing member is configured to direct the light emitted from the light emitting portion toward the armrest toward a front of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuki Hayashi, Kouichi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20130003404
    Abstract: A light source unit for a vehicle includes a light source body, a light guide member that guides and exits the light from the light source body toward a portion of the vehicle to be illuminated, and a cover member housing the light source body and the light guide member. The cover member has an elongated light exit portion through which light from the light guide member is exited to the portion to be illuminated. The light exit portion includes a first light exit portion and at least two second light exit portions arranged along a longitudinal direction of the light exit portion to sandwich the second light exit portion therebetween. Light from the light guide member directly reaches the portion to be illuminated via the first light exit portion and light from the light guide member indirectly reaches the portion to be illuminated via the second light exit portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuki HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20120262937
    Abstract: An illumination device for a vehicle configured to illuminate an armrest on a door trim of the vehicle includes a light source and a light directing member. The light source is arranged above the armrest and has a light emitting portion configured to emit light toward the armrest. The light directing member is arranged so as to cover the light emitting portion from below. The light directing member is configured to direct the light emitted from the light emitting portion toward the armrest toward a front of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuki Hayashi, Kouichi Takeuchi