Patents by Inventor Ryosuke NAMBA

Ryosuke NAMBA 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: 20210201682
    Abstract: A mobility information provision system includes a collector, a mapping unit, a generator, and a controller. The collector collects field information on movement of mobile bodies using communication apparatuses provided in respective predetermined zones or respective predetermined sections. The mapping unit maps positions of the mobile bodies based on the collected field information. The generator generates course-related information based on information on the mapped positions of the mobile bodies. The controller is provided for each of the mobile bodies and controls movement of corresponding one of the mobile bodies based on the course-related information. If the collected field information includes information on an obstacle that would hinder the movement of the mobile bodies, the mapping unit maps the obstacle together with the positions of the mobile bodies, and the generator generates the course-related information for the mobile bodies to cause the mobile bodies to move avoiding the obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hajime OYAMA, Ryosuke NAMBA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Tomoyuki KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210199462
    Abstract: A mobility information provision system includes a collector, a mapping unit, a generator, and a controller. The collector collects information about movement of mobile bodies. The mapping unit maps positions of the mobile bodies on the basis of the information collected by the collector. The generator generates course-related information by using information including the positions of the mobile bodies mapped by the mapping unit. The controller controls movement of each of the mobile bodies on the basis of the generated course-related information. The mapping unit maps a position error of a first mobile body together with a position of the first mobile body, in a case of determining that the position error occurs on the basis of the information collected by the collector. The generator generates the course-related information that allows the first mobile body to move within a range including the position and the position error thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ryosuke NAMBA, Hajime OYAMA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Tomoyuki KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210201677
    Abstract: A mobility information provision system includes a collector, a mapping unit, a generator, and a controller. The collector collects field information on movement of mobile bodies using communication apparatuses provided in respective predetermined zones or sections. The mapping unit maps positions of the mobile bodies based on the collected information. The generator generates course-related information based on mapping information on the positions of the mobile bodies. The controller is provided for each mobile body and controls movement of the mobile body based on the course-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hajime OYAMA, Ryosuke NAMBA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Tomoyuki KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210201668
    Abstract: A mobility information provision system includes a collector, a mapping unit, a generator, and a controller. The collector collects field information on movement of mobile bodies using communication apparatuses provided in predetermined zones. The mapping unit maps positions of the mobile bodies based on the collected field information. The generator generates course-related information based on the mapped positions of the mobile bodies. The controller is provided for each mobile body and controls or determines movement of the mobile body based on the course-related information. If the collected field information includes information that hinders the movement of the mobile bodies, the mapping unit maps the positions of the mobile bodies moving on a road on which the mobile bodies are movable and sets a movement restricted section, and the generator generates the course-related information for each mobile body to regulate the movement of the mobile bodies in the movement restricted section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hajime OYAMA, Ryosuke NAMBA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Tomoyuki KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210201684
    Abstract: A mobility information provision system includes a collector, a mapping unit, an overall generator, and a specific generator. The collector collects information about movement of a plurality of mobile bodies. The mapping unit maps positions of the plurality of mobile bodies on the basis of the information collected by the collector. The overall generator repeatedly performs a first generation process of generating course-related information by using information including the mapped positions. The specific generator performs, in a case where a specific area for one or more mobile bodies, out of the plurality of mobile bodies, has been set, a second generation process of generating the course-related information for the one or more mobile bodies present in the specific area, by using the information including the mapped positions. The specific generator executes the second generation process in precedence over the first generation process executed by the overall generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hajime OYAMA, Ryosuke NAMBA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Tomoyuki KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210201674
    Abstract: A mobility information provision system includes a collector, a mapping unit, a generator, and a controller. The collector collects information about movement of mobile bodies. The mapping unit maps positions of the mobile bodies on the basis of the information collected by the collector. The generator generates course-related information by using information including the positions of the mobile bodies mapped by the mapping unit. The controller controls movement of each of the mobile bodies, by using the generated course-related information, or information obtained on the basis of the course-related information and usable for determination or control of the movement of the corresponding one of the mobile bodies. The generator generates the course-related information for each of the mobile bodies, to prevent hindrance to movement of a first mobile body moving in emergency, out of the mobile bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hajime OYAMA, Ryosuke NAMBA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Tomoyuki KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 10996671
    Abstract: A driving assist apparatus includes a driving mode setting calculator and a steering wheel holding detector. The driving mode setting calculator is configured to control a transition between driving modes including a manual driving mode, a first driving assist mode, and a second driving assist mode, in accordance with a driving condition. The steering wheel holding detector is configured to detect whether the driver holds the steering wheel or releases the steering wheel. The driving mode setting calculator causes the driving modes to make the transition from the first driving assist mode to the second driving assist mode, on a condition that the first driving assist mode is set as the driving modes and the steering wheel holding detector detects that the driver releases, from a state in which the driver holds the steering wheel, the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoki Zaizen, Hajime Oyama, Ryosuke Namba, Masato Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20210078604
    Abstract: A automatic driving control apparatus for a vehicle can selectively switch a driving mode between a manual driving mode in which a driver manually performs driving operation of the own vehicle and an automatic driving mode in which driving operation is performed automatically along a set target traveling route. The automatic driving control apparatus includes a driving skill evaluation unit and a driving mode switching unit. The driving skill evaluation unit is configured to monitor the driving operation by the driver during traveling in the manual driving mode and evaluate a driving skill of the driver. The driving mode switching unit is configured to control the driving mode so as to be switchable to the automatic driving mode on condition that at least an evaluation value of the driver by the driving skill evaluation unit exceeds a threshold set in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ryosuke NAMBA, Hajime OYAMA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Keisuke KUWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20210078605
    Abstract: An automatic driving control apparatus for a vehicle can selectively switch between a manual driving mode in which a driver manually performs driving operation of the vehicle and an automatic driving mode in which driving operation is performed automatically along a target traveling route. The apparatus includes a driver identifier that identifies the driver, a driving experience value evaluation unit that evaluates a driving experience value based on a traveling history in the manual driving mode of the identified driver, a shift permission time setting unit that sets a shift permission time from the manual driving mode to the automatic driving mode based on the driving experience value, and a driving mode switching unit that controls the driving mode so as to be switchable to the automatic driving mode on condition that at least a driving time by the driver in the manual driving mode exceeds the shift permission time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ryosuke NAMBA, Hajime OYAMA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Keisuke KUWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20210053590
    Abstract: An automatic driving control apparatus for a vehicle is capable of switching a driving mode between a manual driving mode in which a driver manually performs a driving operation of the vehicle and an automatic driving mode in which a driving operation is automatically performed along a set target traveling route. The automatic driving control apparatus includes a driving mode switching unit configured to monitor a manual operation by the driver during traveling in the manual driving mode, and to control so as to switch the driving mode to the automatic driving mode after traveling a set range by manual driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: Ryosuke NAMBA
  • Patent number: 10885774
    Abstract: A travel control system for a vehicle is configured to control travel of a vehicle with respect to a congestion section using information about the congestion section acquired from an outside of the vehicle by communication. The system includes a congestion position estimation unit and a reliability determination unit. The congestion position estimation unit is configured to, when the information about the congestion section cannot be acquired within a prescribed time, estimate a position of the congestion section using a probability distribution model of the congestion section. The reliability determination unit is configured to determine a reliability of the position of the congestion section estimated by the congestion position estimation unit based on a change of the probability distribution model over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryosuke Namba
  • Publication number: 20200361495
    Abstract: The automatic driving assist system includes a traveling information acquirer that acquires vehicle width information, passing date and time, and position information when passing the measurement point, on preceding vehicles, from the preceding vehicle passing through the measurement point for each measurement, a traveling environment information acquirer that acquires traveling environment information at each measurement point, a calculator that acquires a travelable width at the measurement point based on information of the preceding vehicles and the traveling environment information, and a determiner that determines whether the own vehicle can travel to pass through the measurement point by automatic driving by comparing the travelable width with an own-vehicle travelable width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventor: Ryosuke NAMBA
  • Publication number: 20200302787
    Abstract: A traffic control system for an automatic driving vehicle includes a vehicle control system and a management and control system. The management and control system collects snow removal information by a snow removal information collector, and calculates traveling environment information of the snow-removed area by a snow-removed area traveling environment information calculator. The vehicle control system performs, by a first automatic driving controller, first automatic driving control that is made redundant by a control system based on map information and location information and by a control system based on external environment recognition information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Ryosuke NAMBA
  • Patent number: 10747222
    Abstract: A traveling control system includes a traveling controller, an operation detector, and an alarm controller. The traveling controller is configured to perform traveling control of a vehicle by selectively executing one mode of: a manual driving mode performing any of steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle in accordance with operation performed by a driver of the vehicle; the first driving assist mode performing automatic traveling control while requiring the driver to hold the steering wheel; and the second driving assist mode performing the automatic traveling control without requiring the driver to hold the steering wheel. The automatic traveling control includes control of any of the steering, the acceleration, and the deceleration of the vehicle. The operation detector is configured to detect the operation performed by the driver. The alarm controller is configured to control a notification unit of the vehicle, to output any of visual and auditory information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Oyama, Ryosuke Namba, Masato Mizoguchi, Motoki Zaizen
  • Publication number: 20200074848
    Abstract: A travel control system for a vehicle is configured to control travel of a vehicle with respect to a congestion section using information about the congestion section acquired from an outside of the vehicle by communication. The system includes a congestion position estimation unit and a reliability determination unit. The congestion position estimation unit is configured to, when the information about the congestion section cannot be acquired within a prescribed time, estimate a position of the congestion section using a probability distribution model of the congestion section. The reliability determination unit is configured to determine a reliability of the position of the congestion section estimated by the congestion position estimation unit based on a change of the probability distribution model over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Ryosuke NAMBA
  • Publication number: 20190278264
    Abstract: A traveling control system includes a traveling controller, an operation detector, and an alarm controller. The traveling controller is configured to perform traveling control of a vehicle by selectively executing one mode of: a manual driving mode performing any of steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle in accordance with operation performed by a driver of the vehicle; the first driving assist mode performing automatic traveling control while requiring the driver to hold the steering wheel; and the second driving assist mode performing the automatic traveling control without requiring the driver to hold the steering wheel. The automatic traveling control includes control of any of the steering, the acceleration, and the deceleration of the vehicle. The operation detector is configured to detect the operation performed by the driver. The alarm controller is configured to control a notification unit of the vehicle, to output any of visual and auditory information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Hajime OYAMA, Ryosuke NAMBA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Motoki ZAIZEN
  • Publication number: 20190146489
    Abstract: A driving assist apparatus includes a driving mode setting calculator and a steering wheel holding detector. The driving mode setting calculator is configured to control a transition between driving modes including a manual driving mode, a first driving assist mode, and a second driving assist mode, in accordance with a driving condition. The steering wheel holding detector is configured to detect whether the driver holds the steering wheel or releases the steering wheel. The driving mode setting calculator causes the driving modes to make the transition from the first driving assist mode to the second driving assist mode, on a condition that the first driving assist mode is set as the driving modes and the steering wheel holding detector detects that the driver releases, from a state in which the driver holds the steering wheel, the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Motoki ZAIZEN, Hajime OYAMA, Ryosuke NAMBA, Masato MIZOGUCHI