Patents by Inventor Ryuichi Kimata

Ryuichi Kimata 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: 11014468
    Abstract: A management device is a management device that manages replacement of batteries. The management device includes an obtaining portion that obtains, from a first battery, specific information that specifies identification information of a vehicle to which the first battery has been attached, and identification information of the first battery. The management device includes an authenticating portion that authenticates a user of the vehicle by using the specific information and the identification information of the first battery that have been obtained by the obtaining portion. The management device includes a replacement receiving portion that receives replacement of the first battery if the authenticating portion authenticates the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Shiiyama, Ryo Oshima, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Publication number: 20210061302
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus is provided. The vehicle control apparatus comprises a load unit for loading a load; a weight sensor for estimating a position of a center of mass of the load; a drive unit; and a control unit for controlling autonomous travelling of a vehicle by controlling the drive unit, wherein the control unit estimates a position of the center of mass of the load based on a weight measured by the weight sensor, and controls an acceleration rate of the vehicle in accordance with the position of the center of mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi HASHIZUME, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20210061254
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a generator that generates electricity using an engine as a motive power source; a battery that stores electricity that has been generated by the generator; a drive unit that drives a vehicle with a motor that uses the battery as an electric power source; and a control unit, wherein the control unit stops the engine when the vehicle is inside a predetermined engine operation prohibition area and when a remaining level of the battery is equal to or higher than a first threshold, and the engine is started when the remaining level of the battery is lower than a second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi HASHIZUME, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20210061253
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus is provided. The apparatus, comprises an inclination sensor; a generator that generates electricity using an engine as a motive power source; a battery that stores electricity that has been generated by the generator; a drive unit that drives a vehicle with a motor that uses the battery as an electric power source; and a control unit that controls charging of the battery, wherein the control unit stops the engine when an inclination detected by the inclination sensor exceeds a reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi HASHIZUME, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20210028643
    Abstract: The inverter generator controller equipped with the engine generator unit driven by the engine and operates to prompt user to specify the load to be used (S10); to respond to load specified by user in response to prompt by selecting and connect to the engine generator unit at least one among multiple batteries differing in discharge capacity per unit time (S12 to S22); and to control charge/discharge of the connected battery/batteries and operation of the engine generator unit based on load output demand from the specified load (S24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Hashizume, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10875506
    Abstract: A housing device includes a first housing part and a second housing part arranged at different heights, each housing part to house a storage battery, and a first guide and a second guide to assist insertion of the storage battery into a respective one of the first housing part and the second housing part. The first guide and the second guide assist the insertion of the storage batteries in different respective manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Koketsu, Kenichi Etsunagi, Michihito Okado, Takumi Shiiyama, Ryo Oshima, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10870366
    Abstract: The system is a system for a battery exchanger that accepts a used first battery and provides a charged second battery. The above system includes a support target information receiving unit that receives, from a supporter that supports operation of a battery exchanger, an instruction for selecting the battery exchanger for which the supporter supports operation from among multiple battery exchangers. The above system includes a user information providing unit that provides the supporter with information on the user of the battery exchanger selected by the supporter, according to support value information indicating the value of the support for the operation of the battery exchanger by the supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Shiiyama, Ryo Oshima, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10864891
    Abstract: A detecting section detecting a change in a monitoring target of a monitoring device; and an operation mode deciding section deciding an operation mode of the device according to a detail of the change in the monitoring target detected by the detecting section are included. The device may have a work instrument for executing a second work different from a first work selected from a group of monitoring, security and guard works for the monitoring target. The operation mode deciding section may have: an alert level deciding section deciding an alert level indicating a level of threat to the monitoring target, according to the detail of the change in the monitoring target detected by the detecting section; and a second operation mode deciding section deciding a second operation mode indicating an operation detail about the second work, according to the alert level decided by the alert level deciding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Haneda, Takamasa Udagawa, Makoto Yamamura, Masato Fujiwara, Ryuichi Kimata, Satoshi Onodera, Yutaka Tsuji, Hiroyuki Isegawa
  • Patent number: 10857901
    Abstract: A management device manages batteries. The management device includes an obtaining portion that obtains, from batteries, specific information that specifies identification information of a vehicle that has used the batteries. The management device includes an authenticating portion that authenticates a user by using the specific information obtained from the batteries. The management device includes a replacement receiving portion that receives replacement of the batteries if the authenticating portion authenticates the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Shiiyama, Ryo Oshima, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10844801
    Abstract: A fuel injection control apparatus is provided. An injection unit injects fuel in an internal combustion engine. A carbon monoxide concentration sensor is provided in an exhaust path of the internal combustion engine and detects a carbon monoxide concentration in an exhaust gas. A control unit controls the injection unit based on the carbon monoxide concentration detected by the carbon monoxide concentration sensor such that an air fuel ratio in the internal combustion engine becomes close to a target air fuel ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Yamamura, Ryuichi Kimata, Toshikazu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10839663
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus (100) includes: an organism recognizing unit (12) recognizing an organism in an outside world; a harmfulness level detecting unit (14) detecting a harmfulness level of the organism recognized by the organism recognizing unit (12); an emotion generating unit (15) generating an emotion that a device (1) is assumed to have in accordance with the harmfulness level detected by the harmfulness level detecting unit (14); and an emotion output unit (16) outputting the emotion produced by the emotion generating unit (15) in a mode recognizable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Haneda, Makoto Yamamura, Takamasa Udagawa, Satoshi Onodera, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10759299
    Abstract: A management device is a management device that: manages batteries; receives a first battery; and supplies a second battery. The management device includes an obtaining portion that obtains, from the first battery, first identification information stored in the first battery. The management device includes an authenticating portion that authenticates a user of the first battery by using the first identification information the obtaining portion has obtained. The management device includes a writing portion that, if the authenticating portion authenticates the user, writes the first identification information to the second battery that is to be supplied to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Shiiyama, Ryo Oshima, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10746552
    Abstract: A navigation assist system having a plurality of navigation assist apparatuses installed on small boats like motorboats each fitted with an outboard motor to be able to navigate in a predetermined water area, and a server placed on land to communicate with the navigation assist apparatuses. Each of the navigation assist apparatuses detects a sharp turn position of the boat, adds the position to a danger level data downloaded from the server unit, and alerts an operator concerned when the boat approaches a region whose danger level is great.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Hashizume, Keiichiro Bungo, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10699581
    Abstract: A server provides necessary data including at least map data and weather data for an ocean area to be navigated by a boat, and its AR-display data generating unit AR-displays a destination of the boat on captured forward-looking images displayed on a display of an information communication terminal at every via-target-point en route. And a server navigation data learning unit sequentially receives navigation data of the outboard motor from the terminal and learns navigation data that enables to reduce fuel consumption rate of an engine mounted on the outboard motor, and a server operation assist unit transmits the learned navigation data to the terminal so as to assist the operator's operation of the outboard motor accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akifumi Fujima, Ryuichi Kimata, Takashi Hashizume
  • Publication number: 20200150647
    Abstract: A working system (100) includes: a working actuator (26) installed on a working machine (1); a camera (21) and a microphone (22) detecting a state of a user changing in accordance with a satisfaction level; a rework determining unit (11) determining whether a rework is needed based on the detected state of the user after a predetermined work is performed by the working machine (1); and an actuator controlling unit (15) controlling the working actuator (26) to perform the rework when it is determined by the rework determining unit (11) that the rework is needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Masato FUJIWARA, Satoshi ONODERA, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20200143650
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus (100) includes: an organism recognizing unit (12) recognizing an organism in an outside world; a harmfulness level detecting unit (14) detecting a harmfulness level of the organism recognized by the organism recognizing unit (12); an emotion generating unit (15) generating an emotion that a device (1) is assumed to have in accordance with the harmfulness level detected by the harmfulness level detecting unit (14); and an emotion output unit (16) outputting the emotion produced by the emotion generating unit (15) in a mode recognizable by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Satoshi ONODERA, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20200121888
    Abstract: An emotion improving apparatus (100) includes: a biological information acquiring unit (20) acquiring a biological information of a user; an uncomfortable emotion determining unit (11) determining whether a predetermined uncomfortable emotion occurs to the user based on the biological information acquired by the biological information acquiring unit (20); and a working machine controlling unit (15) controlling the working machine to perform a predetermined operation for improving the uncomfortable emotion to the user when it is determined by the uncomfortable emotion determining unit (11) that the predetermined uncomfortable emotion occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Masato FUJIWARA, Satoshi ONODERA, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Patent number: 10613149
    Abstract: A target information acquiring unit that acquires target information indicating a target condition about a degree of wear of an expendable; a usage information acquiring unit that acquires usage information indicating a degree of usage from a start of usage of the expendable; a wear information acquiring unit that acquires wear information indicating a degree of wear of the expendable; and a deciding unit that decides (i) whether or not usage of each expendable is possible and/or (ii) a degree of priority about usage of each expendable based on (i) a target condition indicated by the target information acquired by the target information acquiring unit, (ii) a degree of usage of each expendable indicated by the usage information acquired by the usage information acquiring unit and (iii) a degree of wear of each expendable indicated by the wear information acquired by the wear information acquiring unit are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Shiiyama, Ryo Oshima, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Publication number: 20200018800
    Abstract: Provided are an abnormality detection unit that detects abnormality or stop of at least one of a plurality of storage battery housing devices, a storage device extraction unit that extracts, when the abnormality detection unit detects the abnormality or the stop, one or more storage battery housing devices related to the storage battery housing device in which the abnormality or the stop is detected from among the plurality of storage battery housing devices, and an adjustment unit that determines adjustment of utilization rate of at least one of the one or more storage battery housing devices extracted by the storage device extraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo OSHIMA, Tomoyuki KOKETSU, Kenichi ETSUNAGI, Michihito OKADO, Takumi SHIIYAMA, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20200009984
    Abstract: A management device is a management device that manages replacement of batteries. The management device includes an obtaining portion that obtains, from a first battery, specific information that specifies identification information of a vehicle to which the first battery has been attached, and identification information of the first battery. The management device includes an authenticating portion that authenticates a user of the vehicle by using the specific information and the identification information of the first battery that have been obtained by the obtaining portion. The management device includes a replacement receiving portion that receives replacement of the first battery if the authenticating portion authenticates the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Takumi SHIIYAMA, Ryo OSHIMA, Ryuichi KIMATA