Patents by Inventor Osamu Sugimoto

Osamu Sugimoto 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: 11472294
    Abstract: A braking control apparatus to be installed an electric vehicle includes an acceleration and deceleration operation member, a controller, and a recognizer. The acceleration and deceleration operation member receives an acceleration request in accordance with an operation amount in a first direction from a neutral position, and receive a deceleration request in accordance with an operation amount in a second direction from the neutral position. The controller controls an amount of power regenerated by a rotary electric machine driven by wheels in accordance with the operation amount in the second direction. The recognizer recognizes a preceding vehicle traveling ahead of the electric vehicle. Upon detection of the preceding vehicle at a relative distance from the electric vehicle that is equal to or less than a threshold, the controller performs braking suppression control to decrease the amount of power regenerated in accordance with the operation amount in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Yoshida, Katsuya Tomiie, Masashi Ban, Makoto Sonoki, Osamu Saito, Yuki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11477718
    Abstract: A mesh network system includes an electronic control unit The electronic control unit is configured to determine a first motion state of a first vehicle of a plurality of vehicles of a mesh network. The electronic control unit is further configured to determine a second motion state of a second vehicle of the plurality of vehicles. The electronic control unit is further configured to select a dynamic routing protocol or a static routing protocol as a desired routing protocol based on the first motion state and the second motion state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Sugimoto, Osamu Kawakami
  • Patent number: 11472320
    Abstract: In the vehicle seat, rear suspension members are provided at two positions spaced away from each other in a lateral direction on an edge of a seat cushion near a seatback, and support the seat cushion while the seat cushion is suspended from a seat cushion support frame so that the seat cushion is movable in the lateral direction. A front suspension member is provided at one position or two positions spaced away from each other in the lateral direction on ahead of the rear suspension members, and supports the seat cushion while the seat cushion is suspended from the seat cushion support frame so that the seat cushion is movable in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Kohshi Katoh, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Ryunosuke Seki, Kenji Iida, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20220322200
    Abstract: A mesh network system includes an electronic control unit The electronic control unit is configured to determine a first motion state of a first vehicle of a plurality of vehicles of a mesh network. The electronic control unit is further configured to determine a second motion state of a second vehicle of the plurality of vehicles. The electronic control unit is further configured to select a dynamic routing protocol or a static routing protocol as a desired routing protocol based on the first motion state and the second motion state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shingo Sugimoto, Osamu Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20220322201
    Abstract: A mesh network system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to calculate a plurality of radio metric scores for a plurality of network interfaces for a first vehicle of a plurality of vehicles of a mesh network as a function of radio metrics in a current motion state of the first vehicle. The radio metrics indicate performance of the plurality of network interfaces in the current motion state of the first vehicle. The electronic control unit is further configured to select a desired network interface from the plurality of network interfaces comprising a desired radio metric score indicative of a desired performance in the current motion state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shingo Sugimoto, Osamu Kawakami
  • Patent number: 11458874
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lock-to-neutral-position mechanism that locks a seat cushion at a neutral position, and an immediate lock mechanism that locks the seat cushion immediately at a current position when locking is required. A steering sensor senses a steering angle and a steering angular velocity. The immediate lock mechanism performs the locking when the steering angle is large, whereas the lock-to-neutral-position mechanism performs the locking when the steering velocity is high. When the steering wheel is at the neutral position, the locking by the immediate lock mechanism is released and the locking is switched over to the lock-to-neutral-position mechanism that is in a lock ready state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Kohshi Katoh, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Patent number: 11390050
    Abstract: A sheet drying device and method, and a box making machine, wherein provided are: a heating lamp (111) that is disposed facing a printing face of a cardboard sheet (S); a voltage adjusting unit (122) that adjusts the voltage of electrical power supplied to the heating lamp (111); a voltage setting unit (121) that sets the working voltage of the heating lamp (111) by increasing or decreasing a reference voltage according to the thickness of a water-based paint on the cardboard sheet (S), where the reference voltage is a voltage that is less than the rated voltage of the heating lamp (111) by a preset prescribed value; and a controlling device (101) that changes the voltage of the heating lamp (111) to the working voltage set by the voltage setting unit (121) using the voltage adjusting unit (122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Aoki, Kengo Yamaguchi, Osamu Yamamoto, Kazuya Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8737486
    Abstract: An objective image quality assessment device of a video quality for estimating a subjective image quality from compressed bit stream is provided. The device includes a macro-block layer parameter analyzer for acquiring a quantizer scale size defined with respect to each macro-block and a coding type of a slice from a compressed bit stream, an orthogonal transformation coefficient in each macro-block, and a reference frame number in the macro-block applied with a motion compensating prediction, an average quantizer scale calculator for obtaining an average in a sequence of the quantizer scale size for every coding type of the slice, a spatial degradation feature calculator and a temporal degradation feature calculator for obtaining a spatial degradation feature and a temporal degradation feature, in each macro-block, and an image feature integrator for deriving the objective image quality based on the features obtained in the calculators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Sugimoto, Sei Naito, Shigeyuki Sakazawa
  • Patent number: 8457204
    Abstract: A feature amount extracting unit extracts a block distortion degree of an evaluated video y relative to an original video x, a PSNR overall temporal fluctuation degree, and a PSNR local temporal fluctuation degree as feature amounts. A weighted sum calculating unit calculates a weighted sum of these feature amounts, and calculates an objective video quality index. Frame rate detecting unit detects frame rate of the evaluated video y. A correcting unit corrects the objective video quality index based on the frame rate detected by the frame rate detecting unit. An objective evaluation index-subjective video quality mapping unit applies the corrected objective video quality index Qobj to a correlation between an objective video quality index and a subjective video quality given in advance, thereby deriving a subjective video quality estimated value DMOS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Sugimoto, Shigeyuki Sakazawa, Atsushi Koike
  • Patent number: 8134598
    Abstract: Picture having a band of 6 MHz is distributed to the set-top box (STB) 14 via the compression encoder 11, the distribution server 12, and the network 13. The low-pass filter 151 in the picture quality monitoring apparatus 15 removes high-frequency components of an inputted digital signal and inputs luminance signal, the band of which is limited to 4 MHz, into the PSNR calculator 153. The Y/C separator 152 separates a luminance signal from NTSC analog composite signal, which are sent out from the set-top box 14. The separated luminance signal has a band of 4 MHz. The PSNR calculator 153 calculates PSNR between the luminance signal from the low-pass filter 151 and the luminance signal from the Y/C separator 152.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Kawada, Osamu Sugimoto, Atsushi Koike
  • Publication number: 20120051426
    Abstract: A sharp/blurred frame mode classifying unit specifies a frame to be subjected to sharp or blurred process. A 3D video signal extracting unit extracts a predetermined area or predetermined macro block in the specified target frame, and a 3D FFT 15 frequency-converts it to acquire a coefficient string. An intersection coordinate calculating unit finds a non-perceptible high frequency coefficient based on a spatio-temporal visual property model for the coefficient string, and a coefficient cut processing unit cuts the non-perceptible high frequency coefficient for a frequency conversion coefficient of orthogonal conversion of a predictive error signal. The code amount of a video signal is largely reduced for a high frame rate video by the processings only at the encode side without deteriorating the picture quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Koichi Takagi, Sei Naito, Osamu Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20110228859
    Abstract: An objective image quality assessment device of a video quality for estimating a subjective image quality from compressed bit stream is provided. The device includes a macro-block layer parameter analyzer for acquiring a quantizer scale size defined with respect to each macro-block and a coding type of a slice from a compressed bit stream, an orthogonal transformation coefficient in each macro-block, and a reference frame number in the macro-block applied with a motion compensating prediction, an average quantizer scale calculator for obtaining an average in a sequence of the quantizer scale size for every coding type of the slice, a spatial degradation feature calculator and a temporal degradation feature calculator for obtaining a spatial degradation feature and a temporal degradation feature, in each macro-block, and an image feature integrator for deriving the objective image quality based on the features obtained in the calculators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Osamu Sugimoto, Sei Naito, Shigeyuki Sakazawa
  • Patent number: 7773674
    Abstract: A matching section performs motion estimation upon a predetermined processing unit of input video (p) by, e.g., an iterative gradient method. A motion vector (v) obtained by the iterative gradient method is obtained by the expression v=?·?v+v0 (wherein v0 indicates an initial displacement motion vector and ?v indicates a differential vector). A characteristic amount extraction section extracts a characteristic amount from the distribution of motion vectors obtained by the motion estimation. A parameter determination section determines a conversion parameter ? applied to the next processing unit by the characteristic amount. If the characteristic amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold, the conversion parameter ? is determined to be larger (e.g., ?=1). If the characteristic amount is smaller than the threshold, the conversion parameter ? is determined to be smaller (e.g., ?=0.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Kawada, Osamu Sugimoto, Masahiro Wada, Atsushi Koike
  • Patent number: 7639339
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device including an array substrate which is provided with contact holes and a counter substrate which is provided with integral spacers and aligned with the array substrate, an overall region including every pixel region is divided into a plurality of subregions, each of which includes two or more said spacers and is composed of at least one said pixel region. The spacers are so arranged that when one or some of the spacers are positioned to get into the corresponding contact holes, the rest of the spacers are positioned off the corresponding contact holes. By so doing, a uniform gap is provided between the substrates even if accuracy in aligning the substrates with each other is not considerably high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kitagawa, Osamu Sugimoto, Kouichi Sawada
  • Patent number: 7551198
    Abstract: A picture of 625/50 format is converted to a picture of 525/60 format by a format converter provided halfway of the transmission link (1). By thinning scanning lines from the 625/50 format with a scanning line thinning means (2) on an input side of the transmission link (1) and then thinning fields from the format of 525/60 with a field (frame) thinning means (4) on an output side, the formats are matched with each other. After that, a picture quality characteristic amount is extracted by picture quality characteristic amount extracting portions (3), (5) and transmitted to a central monitoring room (6). A comparing means (7) of the central monitoring room (6) compares received picture quality characteristic amount so as to monitor a transmitted picture quality on a transmission link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Kawada, Osamu Sugimoto, Atsushi Koike
  • Patent number: 7405365
    Abstract: A wiring substrate of the present invention includes a short ring (SR) formed along a periphery of the substrate, an independent line pattern (e.g., a gate terminal) that is coplanar with and independent of SR, a continuous line pattern (e.g., a storage capacitor stem) that is located closest to the independent line pattern and is coplanar and continuous with SR, and an insulating film covering the independent line pattern and the continuous line pattern. The insulating film includes a first through hole reaching the independent line pattern and a second through hole reaching the continuous line pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Imai, Osamu Sugimoto, Katsuhiro Okada, Isao Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 7385627
    Abstract: This invention is intended to reduce a line rate of a monitoring line necessary for transmission of a picture feature without complicating a system. A video signal xi (n0, n1) of each block is subjected to spread spectrum by multiplying the video signal xi(n0, n1) by a PN sequences SPN1 (n0, n1) (in a step S1). The resultant video signal is orthogonally transformed by DFT, DCT, WHT, or the like (in a step S2). An amplitude component Ai=|Xi(SE0, SE1)| of an arbitrary component (SE0, SE1) in a coefficient Xi(S0, S1) obtained by the steps S1 and S2 is extracted (in a step S3), and the extracted amplitude component is quantized with a step size M (in a step S4). The picture feature F[i] is given as a residue obtained under a modulus Nm of a quantized typical value obtained by the quantization (in the step S4) (in a step S5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Sugimoto, Ryoichi Kawada, Atsushi Koike
  • Publication number: 20080031339
    Abstract: A matching section performs motion estimation upon a predetermined processing unit of input video (p) by, e.g., an iterative gradient method. A motion vector (v) obtained by the iterative gradient method is obtained by the expression v=?·?v+v0 (wherein v0 indicates an initial displacement motion vector and ?v indicates a differential vector). A characteristic amount extraction section extracts a characteristic amount from the distribution of motion vectors obtained by the motion estimation. A parameter determination section determines a conversion parameter ? applied to the next processing unit by the characteristic amount. If the characteristic amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold, the conversion parameter ? is determined to be larger (e.g., ?=1). If the characteristic amount is smaller than the threshold, the conversion parameter ? is determined to be smaller (e.g., ?=0.1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi Kawada, Osamu Sugimoto, Masahiro Wada, Atsushi Koike
  • Publication number: 20080025400
    Abstract: A feature amount extracting unit extracts a block distortion degree of an evaluated video y relative to an original video x, a PSNR overall temporal fluctuation degree, and a PSNR local temporal fluctuation degree as feature amounts. A weighted sum calculating unit calculates a weighted sum of these feature amounts, and calculates an objective video quality index. Frame rate detecting unit detects frame rate of the evaluated video y. A correcting unit corrects the objective video quality index based on the frame rate detected by the frame rate detecting unit. An objective evaluation index-subjective video quality mapping unit applies the corrected objective video quality index Qobj to a correlation between an objective video quality index and a subjective video quality given in advance, thereby deriving a subjective video quality estimated value DMOS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu SUGIMOTO, Shigeyuki SAKAZAWA, Atsushi KOIKE
  • Patent number: 7305032
    Abstract: A matching section performs motion estimation upon a predetermined processing unit of input video (p) by, e.g., an iterative gradient method. A motion vector (v) obtained by the iterative gradient method is obtained by the expression v=?·?v+v0 (wherein v0 indicates an initial displacement motion vector and ?v indicates a differential vector). A characteristic amount extraction section extracts a characteristic amount from the distribution of motion vectors obtained by the motion estimation. A parameter determination section determines a conversion parameter ? applied to the next processing unit by the characteristic amount. If the characteristic amount is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold, the conversion parameter ? is determined to be larger (e.g., ?=1). If the characteristic amount is smaller than the threshold, the conversion parameter ? is determined to be smaller (e.g., ?=0.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Kawada, Osamu Sugimoto, Masahiro Wada, Atsushi Koike