Patents by Inventor Noritaka Kokido

Noritaka Kokido 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: 11006087
    Abstract: A synthesized image seen looking down from above the vehicle is compiled by connecting the multiple of overhead images, whereby an existence of a three-dimensional object in the vehicle periphery is determined, a correction value is calculated so as to reduce a difference in luminance and coloring in a luminance and coloring correction reference region in which neighboring overhead images overlap, luminance and coloring correction is carried out using the correction value when an amount of change in the luminance and coloring information formed of the correction is less than a predetermined value, and the images wherein luminance and coloring has been corrected are synthesized by connecting into one image, whereby a beautiful display image with a continuous, smooth joint can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noritaka Kokido, Takuya Taniguchi, Kunio Ueda
  • Publication number: 20210136269
    Abstract: A thermoelectric element is provided between an on-board camera and a windshield. The on-board camera incorporates a temperature sensor, heat is caused to be transferred from the on-board camera to the windshield when a temperature of the on-board camera is equal to or greater than a threshold, and when the temperature of the on-board camera is lower than the threshold, a space formed by the on-board camera and the windshield is warmed by heat generated by the thermoelectric element itself, whereby condensation on the windshield is restricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko KATAYAMA, Nariaki TAKEHARA, Noritaka KOKIDO
  • Publication number: 20210009135
    Abstract: A driving support device wherein an own vehicle and a peripheral vehicle are symbolized, and relative dispositions are displayed in real time in a display unit visible to the driver, is obtained to facilitate a lane change by a driver. The driving support device includes a vehicle detecting unit, which detects peripheral vehicles positioned in a periphery of a vehicle, and an image generating unit, which generates an image representing positions of the vehicle and the peripheral vehicles from vehicle information obtained by the vehicle detecting unit. The image generating unit generates a driving support image including vehicle information representing relative dispositions of the vehicle and the peripheral vehicles using symbols indicating the vehicle and the peripheral vehicles. The image generating unit includes an image stacking unit, which generates original data of the driving support image, and an image control unit, which cuts a necessary portion from the original data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka KOKIDO, Masahiro YATA, Kenta ONISHI
  • Patent number: 10885355
    Abstract: Provided is an object detection device including: a detection unit configured to detect objects for every detection period to output detection information containing a reliability for each of the detected objects; a determination unit configured to: increment a detection count for each of the objects; calculate, for each of the objects, a sum of latest N reliabilities in the detection period; and determine, as a normally recognized object, an object for which the sum is equal to or larger than a first threshold value, which is set in advance depending on the detection count; and a control unit configured to output, as normally detected object information, detection information on the normally recognized object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Cornoration
    Inventors: Koji Iida, Noritaka Kokido
  • Publication number: 20200351481
    Abstract: A synthesized image seen looking down from above the vehicle is compiled by connecting the multiple of overhead images, whereby an existence of a three-dimensional object in the vehicle periphery is determined, a correction value is calculated so as to reduce a difference in luminance and coloring in a luminance and coloring correction reference region in which neighboring overhead images overlap, luminance and coloring correction is carried out using the correction value when an amount of change in the luminance and coloring information formed of the correction is less than a predetermined value, and the images wherein luminance and coloring has been corrected are synthesized by connecting into one image, whereby a beautiful display image with a continuous, smooth joint can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noritaka KOKIDO, Takuya TANIGUCHI, Kunio UEDA
  • Patent number: 10821975
    Abstract: The apparatus includes: a frontward imaging unit configured to capture an image ahead of the moving body; a frontward division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of a division line of a road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a frontward division line shape; a periphery imaging unit configured to capture an image of a periphery of the moving body; a periphery division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of the division line on the road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a periphery division line shape; and a division line shape determination unit configured to determine the shape of the division line on the road surface where the moving body moves, by selecting one from or combining the frontward division line shape and the periphery division line shape, based on first reliability and second reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noritaka Kokido, Takuya Taniguchi, Nariaki Takehara, Kunio Ueda
  • Patent number: 10800395
    Abstract: Provided is a driving assistance apparatus configured to determine whether or not an own vehicle driving lane is a merging lane based on a result of identifying the merging lane from a lane reduction sign detected in a vehicle front image and a result of identifying a merged lane direction with respect to the own vehicle driving lane from separation lines on both sides of the own vehicle driving lane that are detected in the vehicle front image, and to control driving of an own vehicle in accordance with the determination result and vehicle condition information of the own vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Noritaka Kokido
  • Patent number: 10759366
    Abstract: Provided are a vehicle control device and a vehicle control method for keeping necessary functions effective until an occupant gets out of a vehicle. The vehicle control device include a vehicle exit detection part configured to detect a timing at which the occupant gets out of the vehicle, in accordance with a vehicle exit detection signal from a vehicle exit detector set in advance, and a power supply control part configured to control, when the timing at which the occupant gets out of the vehicle is detected by the vehicle exit detection part, a power supply control device so as to carry out any one of: shutting off a power supply to an in-vehicle device installed on the vehicle, thereby bringing the in-vehicle device into a stop state; and supplying a standby voltage to the in-vehicle device, thereby bringing the in-vehicle device into a sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Aoyagi, Noritaka Kokido
  • Publication number: 20200148203
    Abstract: An in-vehicle monitoring camera device 100 includes: an obstacle detection unit 3 that detects, as first obstacles, obstacles detected by a millimeter-wave radar 11 which might collide with the host vehicle; a collision risk determination unit 4 that detects the time before the respective first obstacles and the vehicle come into contact with each other; a distortion correction unit 2 that generates image 2 by correcting distortion in image 1 captured using a wide-angle lens; and a camera-viewpoint display control unit 5 that generates image 3 by cutting out, from image 2, an image of the first obstacle having the shortest time to collision. Therein, a radar chart 31 indicating the visual field range or the center direction of the visual field of image 3 is superimposed on image 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka KOKIDO, Nariaki TAKEHARA
  • Publication number: 20200047803
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka Kokido, Koji IIda
  • Publication number: 20200047799
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka Kokido, Koji Iida
  • Publication number: 20200047804
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka KOKIDO, Koji IIDA
  • Publication number: 20200047801
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka KOKIDO, Koji IIDA
  • Publication number: 20200047802
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka KOKIDO, Koji IIDA
  • Publication number: 20200047798
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka KOKIDO, Koji IIDA
  • Publication number: 20200047800
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka KOKIDO, Koji IIDA
  • Publication number: 20200047797
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya TANIGUCHI, Noritaka KOKIDO, Koji IIDA
  • Patent number: 10494021
    Abstract: Provided are a lane separation line detection correcting device/method and an automatic driving system for stabilizing the behavior of a vehicle by correcting overestimated curvature information resulting from an erroneous detection of a curvature of a lane separation line. A travel speed detecting circuit detects, for example, a target travel speed as vehicle sensor information. A maximum curvature estimating circuit estimates, based on the target travel speed, a maximum curvature of a road along which an own vehicle is traveling. A curvature correcting circuit corrects a curvature of a lane separation line input thereto based on the maximum curvature. A control unit controls steering of the own vehicle based on the lane separation line having a corrected curvature. As a result, vehicle steering can be automatically controlled so as to prevent the own vehicle while traveling from departing from a driving lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Taniguchi, Noritaka Kokido, Koji Iida
  • Publication number: 20190351902
    Abstract: The apparatus includes: a frontward imaging unit configured to capture an image ahead of the moving body; a frontward division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of a division line of a road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a frontward division line shape; a periphery imaging unit configured to capture an image of a periphery of the moving body; a periphery division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of the division line on the road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a periphery division line shape; and a division line shape determination unit configured to determine the shape of the division line on the road surface where the moving body moves, by selecting one from or combining the frontward division line shape and the periphery division line shape, based on first reliability and second reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noritaka KOKIDO, Takuya TANIGUCHI, Nariaki TAKEHARA, Kunio UEDA
  • Patent number: 10414396
    Abstract: The apparatus includes: a frontward imaging unit configured to capture an image ahead of the moving body; a frontward division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of a division line of a road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a frontward division line shape; a periphery imaging unit configured to capture an image of a periphery of the moving body; a periphery division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of the division line on the road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a periphery division line shape; and a division line shape determination unit configured to determine the shape of the division line on the road surface where the moving body moves, by selecting one from or combining the frontward division line shape and the periphery division line shape, based on first reliability and second reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noritaka Kokido, Takuya Taniguchi, Nariaki Takehara, Kunio Ueda