Patents by Inventor Norimasa Kishi

Norimasa Kishi 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: 10864856
    Abstract: A mobile body surroundings display method is performed by a mobile body surroundings display apparatus that includes an image capturing element that acquires surroundings information on a mobile body by image capturing, a controller that creates a captured image using the surroundings information and a virtual image representing a situation around the mobile body, and a display that displays the virtual image. The method detects an attention-required range around the mobile body, creates a captured image of the attention-required range, and displays the captured image of the attention-required range on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Takura Yanagi, Seigo Watanabe, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20200326201
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus mounted in a vehicle includes: a travel history database in which a travel history of the vehicle is recorded with respect to each road; and a display control unit that has a display unit display a map screen, wherein the display control unit has the display unit display each road included within a display range of the map screen in a display form according to a travel frequency of the vehicle on the basis of the travel history database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Norikazu NARA, Noriyuki ABE, Makoto ORINO, Takaaki YASHIRO, Toshihiro MOCHIZUKI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20200318986
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus mounted in a vehicle includes: a map information storage unit that stores map information; a communication control unit that acquires traffic information; a travel history database in which a travel history of the vehicle with respect to each road is recorded; a route estimation unit that estimates a travel route of the vehicle by using the map information and the travel history database; a traveling time calculation unit that calculates actual traveling time of the vehicle with respect to the travel route and calculates predicted traveling time required when traveling the travel route estimated by the route estimation unit by using the traffic information; and a display control unit that performs control to display a map screen indicating the travel route and display the actual traveling time and the predicted traveling time together with the map screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Norikazu NARA, Noriyuki ABE, Makoto ORINO, Takaaki YASHIRO, Toshihiro MOCHIZUKI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20200317054
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus mounted in a vehicle includes: an assistance processing unit that executes assistance processing for providing a user with specified information; and a display control unit that performs control to display a list according to a sequential order of the assistance processing executed by the assistance processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Norikazu NARA, Noriyuki ABE, Makoto ORINO, Takaaki YASHIRO, Toshihiro MOCHIZUKI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20190337455
    Abstract: A mobile body surroundings display method is performed by a mobile body surroundings display apparatus that includes an image capturing element that acquires surroundings information on a mobile body by image capturing, a controller that creates a captured image using the surroundings information and a virtual image representing a situation around the mobile body, and a display that displays the virtual image. The method detects an attention-required range around the mobile body, creates a captured image of the attention-required range, and displays the captured image of the attention-required range on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Takura Yanagi, Seigo Watanabe, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 10457327
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle includes obtaining a feature of a road to be traveled by the vehicle with a sensor and/or a GPS system. A parameter is selected to assist a driver of the vehicle in driving a segment of the road based on the feature of the road. The parameter includes information on the location of a boundary along the road and a preferred trajectory to be driven along the road. A controller determines whether a current trajectory of the vehicle while travelling the road is deviating from the preferred trajectory of the vehicle along the road. A feedback operation is provided to assist the driver in guiding the vehicle nearer to the preferred trajectory based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 10311618
    Abstract: A display assistance device detects the steering angle of a vehicle by using a steering angle sensor, and changes the position of a virtual viewpoint behind the host vehicle based on the detected steering angle. Then, the display assistance device converts images captured using a plurality of cameras such as a front camera and a rear camera into an overhead image of a downward view from the virtual viewpoint, and displays the converted overhead image on a display with a host vehicle icon superimposed on the overhead image, the host vehicle icon indicating the position of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 10272946
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle, the method includes obtaining a location of a road boundary relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter to assist a driver of the vehicle when approaching the location of the road boundary based on a condition, determining, via the controller, based on the location of the road boundary whether the vehicle will be a predetermined distance from the road boundary, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 10262215
    Abstract: A scene understanding device obtains map data where one, two or more obstacle detection frames, shaped corresponding to a road structure, for detecting an obstacle are set in advance for a specific spot on a road where a vehicle would otherwise bump into a vehicle or a pedestrian. The scene understanding device determines whether there exists an obstacle in the obstacle detection frames set for the specific spot on a scheduled traveling route of a host vehicle, and calculates the degree of risk at the specific spot based on a result of determining whether there exists an obstacle therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Yoshihira, Seigo Watanabe, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 10118642
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes determining a location of a road boundary along a segment of a road relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter for the segment of the road, the parameter including a plurality of values corresponding to a plurality of boundary locations along the segment of the road, determining, via the controller, whether the vehicle is approaching the road boundary based on a vehicle trajectory and the location of the plurality of boundary locations, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180286095
    Abstract: A display assistance device detects the steering angle of a vehicle by using a steering angle sensor, and changes the position of a virtual viewpoint behind the host vehicle based on the detected steering angle. Then, the display assistance device converts images captured using a plurality of cameras such as a front camera and a rear camera into an overhead image of a downward view from the virtual viewpoint, and displays the converted overhead image on a display with a host vehicle icon superimposed on the overhead image, the host vehicle icon indicating the position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180201315
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle, the method includes obtaining a location of a road boundary relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter to assist a driver of the vehicle when approaching the location of the road boundary based on a condition, determining, via the controller, based on the location of the road boundary whether the vehicle will be a predetermined distance from the road boundary, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Patent number: 9994254
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes obtaining a feature of a road using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter based on the feature of the road, determining, via a controller, whether the vehicle is approaching a boundary of the road, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the boundary of the road, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 9988007
    Abstract: An occlusion control device includes: a map obtaining unit that obtains map data with a close observation detecting criterion set in each of one or more close observation regions in which presence or absence of a moving object should be closely observed; a proportion calculator that calculates proportion of a blind spot for a host vehicle with respect to the close observation detecting criterion; and a behavior determining unit that selects coping behavior of the host vehicle based on the proportion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Yoshihira, Seigo Watanabe, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180144201
    Abstract: A scene understanding device obtains map data where one, two or more obstacle detection frames, shaped corresponding to a road structure, for detecting an obstacle are set in advance for a specific spot on a road where a vehicle would otherwise bump into a vehicle or a pedestrian. The scene understanding device determines whether there exists an obstacle in the obstacle detection frames set for the specific spot on a scheduled traveling route of a host vehicle, and calculates the degree of risk at the specific spot based on a result of determining whether there exists an obstacle therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori Yoshihira, Seigo Watanabe, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180118144
    Abstract: An occlusion control device includes: a map obtaining unit that obtains map data with a close observation detecting criterion set in each of one or more close observation regions in which presence or absence of a moving object should be closely observed; a proportion calculator that calculates proportion of a blind spot for a host vehicle with respect to the close observation detecting criterion; and a behavior determining unit that selects coping behavior of the host vehicle based on the proportion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori Yoshihira, Seigo Watanabe, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20170282973
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes obtaining a feature of a road using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter based on the feature of the road, determining, via a controller, whether the vehicle is approaching a boundary of the road, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the boundary of the road, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20170267286
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle includes obtaining a feature of a road to be traveled by the vehicle with a sensor and/or a GPS system. A parameter is selected to assist a driver of the vehicle in driving a segment of the road based on the feature of the road. The parameter includes information on the location of a boundary along the road and a preferred trajectory to be driven along the road. A controller determines whether a current trajectory of the vehicle while travelling the road is deviating from the preferred trajectory of the vehicle along the road. A feedback operation is provided to assist the driver in guiding the vehicle nearer to the preferred trajectory based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20170267287
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes determining a location of a road boundary along a segment of a road relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter for the segment of the road, the parameter including a plurality of values corresponding to a plurality of boundary locations along the segment of the road, determining, via the controller, whether the vehicle is approaching the road boundary based on a vehicle trajectory and the location of the plurality of boundary locations, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Patent number: 9649980
    Abstract: Captured images obtained beforehand by imaging ranges corresponding to peripheries of a vehicle, or processed images generated to correspond to the captured images are stored to be associated with stored road information of a preset area. A superimposed area having a clarity lower than a preset clarity threshold is set in a captured image of a periphery of the vehicle. A superimposition image is extracted among the stored images, the superimposition image being an image of a range corresponding to the captured image. A superimposed image is generated by superimposing an image in an area in the extracted superimposition image corresponding to the superimposed area on the captured mage. A video generated from the superimposed image is displayed at a position visible from a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seigo Watanabe, Norimasa Kishi, Takura Yanagi, Yoshiro Takamatsu