Patents by Inventor Nozomu MAEDA

Nozomu MAEDA 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: 20200298839
    Abstract: A parking assistance device performs parking assistance control including steering angle control for changing a steering angle of a vehicle, driving force control for controlling a driving force of the vehicle, and braking force control for controlling a braking force of the vehicle. The parking assistance device notifies an occupant of a driving operation to be performed by the occupant, including a moving operation on a shift lever and an operation on a brake pedal when the vehicle reaches a switching position where a traveling direction of the vehicle is to be switched during performing the parking assistance control. When the driving operation is performed by the occupant, the parking assistance device restarts the parking assistance control at a timing when the occupant stops the operation on the brake pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kota Inoue, Yuki Minase, Takuya Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Norio Imai, Nozomu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20200298832
    Abstract: A parking support apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a memory configured to store in advance a plurality of movement routes having different turning radii of a vehicle; and a hardware processor coupled to the memory, the hardware processor being configured to: select one movement route from the plurality of movement routes based on magnitude of difference between a direction of the vehicle to a target position at a turning-back position where the vehicle turns back and a direction of the vehicle to the target position when the vehicle is positioned on the movement route; and move the vehicle based on the selected movement route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nozomu MAEDA, Hironori HIRATA, Masahiro ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200282975
    Abstract: Provided is a parking assist apparatus for a vehicle, the parking assist apparatus including a first module configured to set, as a movement path, a path along which the vehicle is movable to a target position, and determine movement assist information for moving the vehicle along the movement path; and a second module configured to execute parking assist control such that the vehicle moves in accordance with the determined movement assist information, the second module being further configured to, when an occupant performs a first operation before the vehicle has reached the target position, stop the vehicle, and execute pause processing for maintaining the movement assist information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Minase, Kota Inoue, Takuya Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Norio Imai, Nozomu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20200189653
    Abstract: A parking support apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a hardware processor being configured to: calculate, when turning-back is performed for a vehicle to enter a parking frame, a steering angle such that a position of a turning center of the vehicle is, along a first direction that is vertical to a going-in direction of the vehicle with respect to the parking frame, more away from the parking frame than an outer edge that is opposite to an advancing direction of the vehicle on a turning-back position of the vehicle is; acquire, based on the calculated steering angle and the turning-back position, a moving path of the vehicle; and provide stationary steering control, based on the acquired moving path, in which the vehicle is steered while being stopped, so as to allow the vehicle to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hironori HIRATA, Nozomu MAEDA, Masahiro ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200140011
    Abstract: The parking assistance apparatus of an embodiment includes: a memory; and a hardware processor coupled to the memory and configured to acquire a movement route to a target position when a steering angle of a vehicle is a given steering angle. The memory stores, with respect to individual steering angles other than the given steering angle, information representing a route where the vehicle is movable to a position included in the movement route by performing steering angle control beginning at the corresponding steering angle. The hardware processor acquires a steering angle of the vehicle, and calculates, based on the acquired steering angle, a corrected movement route to the target position by correcting the movement route with a route where the vehicle is movable to a position included in the movement route at the acquired steering angle in accordance with information representing the route stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hironori HIRATA, Nozomu MAEDA