Patents by Inventor Reiko SAKATA

Reiko SAKATA 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: 20190344825
    Abstract: A guide setting unit (3) sets guide information including an editing object for a graph of steering control information; and limit information for limiting an edit operation performed on the editing object to an edit range allowed as the graph. A display processing unit (2) performs a process of displaying an editing screen including the graph and the guide information. An input processing unit (1) accepts an edit operation in accordance with the guide information. A graph editing unit (4) edits the graph within the edit range indicated by the limit information, in accordance with the edit operation accepted by the input processing unit (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimichi UMEKI, Reiko SAKATA
  • Patent number: 10457318
    Abstract: A steering control information calculation unit (2) calculates a graph of steering control information in accordance with steering control information acquired by a steering control information acquisition unit (1). A mark information input unit (3) acquires mark information input by an adjusting person. A mark information processing unit (4) sets a mark on the graph of the steering control information when the mark information input unit (3) acquires the mark information. An adjustment information display unit (6) displays the graph of the steering control information and the mark set by the mark information processing unit (4) to be superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Sakata, Yoshimichi Umeki, Tsutomu Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10343715
    Abstract: When an adjustment information input unit (1) acquires one of information of a feeling value and steering control information, a steering control information calculation unit (2) calculates data of a control characteristic graph visually representing control characteristics of steering using the acquired information. An adjustment information display unit (3) displays, on the same screen, a control characteristic graph in accordance with the data of the control characteristic graph and a feeling value operation section visually showing the feeling value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Sakata, Yoshimichi Umeki, Tsutomu Matsubara, Yoshiki Ono, Hiroaki Kitano, Masaya Endo
  • Publication number: 20190023281
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control device for controlling the motion of a vehicle, the device including: an operation detecting unit for detecting an operation on a vehicle; an information presenting unit for presenting pre-notification information for pre-notifying the motion accompanying the operation detected by the operation detecting unit to the outside of the vehicle; and a motion control unit for controlling the motion accompanying the operation detected by the operation detecting unit. This allows for preventing occurrence of a dangerous situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsaku FUKUTAKA, Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI
  • Publication number: 20190016257
    Abstract: A vehicle state determining unit (1) for determining a state of a vehicle, a display data output unit (7) for outputting display data for displaying information indicating the state of the vehicle determined by the vehicle state determining unit (1), and an information displaying unit (10) for determining display time of the information from the state of the vehicle determined by the vehicle state determining unit (1) and displaying the information to the outside of the vehicle in accordance with the display data output from the display data output unit (7) during the display time, in which the information displaying unit (10) is configured to switch a display method of the information in accordance with the display time. Thus, a degree of information transmission may be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI, Shinsaku FUKUTAKA
  • Publication number: 20190009714
    Abstract: A vehicle state determination unit for determining a state of a vehicle, a display data output unit for outputting display data for displaying information indicating the state of the vehicle determined by the vehicle state determination unit, and an information displaying unit for displaying information to the outside of the vehicle in accordance with the display data output from the display data output unit are provided, in which the information displaying unit is configured to switch a display method of the information in accordance with an environment of the vehicle. By this, a degree of information transmission may be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI, Shinsaku FUKUTAKA
  • Publication number: 20190001818
    Abstract: A vehicle state determining unit (1) for determining a state of a vehicle and a display data selecting unit (5) for selecting display data corresponding to the state of the vehicle determined by the vehicle state determining unit (1) out of a plurality of display data for displaying information presented to the outside of the vehicle are provided, and an information displaying unit (8) is configured to display the information to the outside of the vehicle in accordance with the display data selected by the display data selecting unit (5). As a result, it is possible to select and display information contributing to driving safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Akiko IMAISHI
  • Publication number: 20180273085
    Abstract: A steering control information calculation unit (2) calculates a graph of steering control information in accordance with steering control information acquired by a steering control information acquisition unit (1). A mark information input unit (3) acquires mark information input by an adjusting person. A mark information processing unit (4) sets a mark on the graph of the steering control information when the mark information input unit (3) acquires the mark information. An adjustment information display unit (6) displays the graph of the steering control information and the mark set by the mark information processing unit (4) to be superimposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Yoshimichi UMEKI, Tsutomu MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 10065557
    Abstract: A rear-road surface illumination apparatus is provided which includes: an avoidance determiner 30 to determine whether to provide a display to induce a following vehicle to avoid a vehicle, on the basis of vehicle information; and a controller 9 to cause an illumination light 10 to illuminate a rear road surface with light having illumination information that induces the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle when the avoidance determiner 30 determines to provide a display to induce the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle. Therefore, the rear-road surface illumination apparatus can indicate the existence of the vehicle to the following vehicle, to give the existence of the vehicle prominence, and can also make it easy to notify the driver of the following vehicle about what the driver of the vehicle desires the driver of the following vehicle to do.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Imaishi, Masami Aikawa, Masato Hirai, Reiko Sakata, Hidebumi Arai, Kei Kasuga, Yumiko Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20180118260
    Abstract: A guide set unit (3) sets an edit guide for adjusting steering feeling to steering control information. An adjustment information display unit (2) displays, on the same screen, a control characteristic graph visually representing the steering control information and the edit guide. A graph edit unit (4) edits the control characteristic graph using edit information when the edit information input unit (1) acquires the edit information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Yoshimichi UMEKI, Tsutomu MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20180118258
    Abstract: When an adjustment information input unit (1) acquires one of information of a feeling value and steering control information, a steering control information calculation unit (2) calculates data of a control characteristic graph visually representing control characteristics of steering using the acquired information. An adjustment information display unit (3) displays, on the same screen, a control characteristic graph in accordance with the data of the control characteristic graph and a feeling value operation section visually showing the feeling value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Yoshimichi UMEKI, Tsutomu MATSUBARA, Yoshiki ONO, Hiroaki KITANO, Masaya ENDO
  • Patent number: 9924008
    Abstract: It is configured that, when an operation of selecting a type is accepted by an operation acceptance processing unit 8, an item re-selection unit 9 re-selects one or multiple information processing items from among information processing items that are included in a plurality of information processing items stored in an information-processing item storage unit 2, and are information processing items of the type for which the operation of selecting is accepted, except for an information processing item already displayed on a liquid-crystal display 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Imanaka, Masato Hirai, Atsushi Shimada, Reiko Sakata
  • Publication number: 20170267167
    Abstract: Because a road surface illumination apparatus is configured so as to include a vehicle state detector 3 configured to detect the traveling direction of a vehicle on the basis of vehicle information acquired by a vehicle information acquisition unit 2, and an illumination pattern selector 4 to select an illumination pattern expressing the traveling direction detected by the vehicle state detector 3 from among illumination patterns held therein and provided for traveling directions, and to cause an illumination device 7 to illuminate at least a road surface in a direction different from the traveling direction with the selected illumination pattern, the road surface illumination apparatus can provide a notification of the traveling direction of the vehicle intuitively to persons outside the vehicle who are existing in the direction other than the traveling direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Masato HIRAI, Akiko IMAISHI, Masami AIKAWA, Kei KASUGA, Hidebumi ARAI, Yumiko OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20170259734
    Abstract: A rear-road surface illumination apparatus is provided which includes: an avoidance determiner 30 to determine whether to provide a display to induce a following vehicle to avoid a vehicle, on the basis of vehicle information; and a controller 9 to cause an illumination light 10 to illuminate a rear road surface with light having illumination information that induces the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle when the avoidance determiner 30 determines to provide a display to induce the following vehicle to avoid the vehicle. Therefore, the rear-road surface illumination apparatus can indicate the existence of the vehicle to the following vehicle, to give the existence of the vehicle prominence, and can also make it easy to notify the driver of the following vehicle about what the driver of the vehicle desires the driver of the following vehicle to do.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko IMAISHI, Masami AIKAWA, Masato HIRAI, Reiko SAKATA, Hidebumi ARAI, Kei KASUGA, Yumiko OCHIAI
  • Patent number: D799083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Sakata, Kei Kasuga, Masami Aikawa, Tsutomu Matsubara
  • Patent number: D835126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Sakata, Atsuki Tachibana, Tsutomu Matsubara
  • Patent number: D836661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Sakata, Atsuki Tachibana, Tsutomu Matsubara
  • Patent number: D849758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Sakata, Atsuki Tachibana, Tsutomu Matsubara
  • Patent number: D869697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Kasuga, Tsutomu Matsubara, Munetaka Nishihira, Reiko Sakata, Shinsaku Fukutaka, Akiko Imaishi
  • Patent number: D869698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Kasuga, Tsutomu Matsubara, Munetaka Nishihira, Reiko Sakata, Shinsaku Fukutaka, Akiko Imaishi