Patents by Inventor Satoru Shimizu

Satoru Shimizu 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: 20210162880
    Abstract: A plurality of charging stations and a plurality of commercial facilities where a user of a vehicle can stay during charging in one of the plurality of charging stations are provided. An information providing method for the vehicle includes: causing a charging server to select a plurality of candidates from among the plurality of charging stations in accordance with location information about each of the vehicle and the plurality of commercial facilities; causing the charging server to provide a car navigation device with information showing the plurality of candidates selected; causing the server to deliver an advertisement for a commercial facility associated with each of the plurality of candidates selected; and causing the charging server to receive information about a candidate selected with the car navigation device from among the plurality of candidates by the user referring to the advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210138925
    Abstract: A provider terminal transmits, to a server, (i) location information for specifying a location of a power supply facility for supplying power to a vehicle and (ii) an acceptance period for accepting the supply of power at the location. The user terminal transmits, to the server, (i) a desired location for the supply of power to the vehicle and (ii) a desired starting time for the supply of power to the vehicle at the desired location. The server includes: a provision DB configured to store one or more pieces of association information in which respective pieces of location information are associated with respective acceptance periods; a determination device configured to determine a power supply facility corresponding to the desired location and the desired starting time; and a communicator configured to notify a location of the power supply facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210078166
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta KAWAMOTO, Yoshiaki IWAI, Satoru SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210072752
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10890884
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. The system includes a communications interface that exchanges information with the autonomous robot. A user interface displays a scene of a location in which the autonomous robot is positioned, and also receives an indication of a user selection of a user selected area within the scene. The communications interface transmits an indication of said user selected area to the autonomous robot for further processing of the area by said autonomous robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10857894
    Abstract: This control apparatus includes (A) a first connecting part, which is connected with a driving control apparatus for controlling driving of a power unit for assisting a human power or with the power unit, and through which a current relating to charging and discharging of an electrical power storage device flows, (B) a second connecting part, which is provided separately from the first connecting part, and through which a current relating to charging to the electrical power storage device flows via an electrical connection, and (C) a controller to control charging and discharging of the electrical power storage device, which are performed by using a current, which flows in the first connecting part and/or the second connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Hosaka, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10863096
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200379126
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system including: a plurality of survey markers each including a GNSS reception unit that receives a signal from a GNSS satellite; a first position measurement unit that measures a ground position of at least one survey marker on the basis of the signals received by the plurality of survey markers; and a processing unit that detects the survey marker from a captured image captured by a UAV and including the survey marker, and associates a position of the detected survey marker in the captured image with the ground position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: AEROSENSE INC.
    Inventors: Satoru SHIMIZU, Kohtaro SABE, Tomohiro MAESHIRO, Kousuke SUZUKI, Sho MURAKOSHI
  • Patent number: 10843337
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200355560
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a sensor element and a circuit chip. The sensor element detects a temperature of a measurement object to be measured and outputs a temperature signal according to the temperature of the measurement object. The circuit chip receives the temperature signal and performs signal processing. The circuit chip includes a detection element that detects a temperature of the circuit chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventor: Satoru SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10761217
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system including: a plurality of survey markers each including a GNSS reception unit that receives a signal from a GNSS satellite; a first position measurement unit that measures a ground position of at least one survey marker on the basis of the signals received by the plurality of survey markers; and a processing unit that detects the survey marker from a captured image captured by a UAV and including the survey marker, and associates a position of the detected survey marker in the captured image with the ground position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AEROSENSE INC.
    Inventors: Satoru Shimizu, Kohtaro Sabe, Tomohiro Maeshiro, Kousuke Suzuki, Sho Murakoshi
  • Patent number: 10717189
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on as display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10602068
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10577048
    Abstract: In one aspect, a controller for driving a motor of the present invention includes a driving control unit that controls driving of a motor, and a regenerative control unit that instructs the driving control unit to start regeneration when a signal from a pedal rotation sensor that detects a rotation direction of the pedal indicates that the rotation direction of the pedal is backwards, the regenerative control unit controlling an amount of the regeneration in accordance with a backward rotation amount of the pedal while the rotation direction of the pedal is backwards, the backward rotation amount being obtained by the pedal rotation sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Hosaka, Kazuo Asanuma, Kuniaki Kawagoe, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10562401
    Abstract: A motor driving control apparatus in the embodiment includes: a first controller configured to control powering and regeneration of a motor; a second controller configured to control the first controller; and assistant circuitry configured to activate the second controller in a stop state, when a counter electromotive force caused by the motor, which is rotated without control by the first controller, satisfies a predetermined condition, before a power-on instruction for the motor driving control apparatus is made or in a state where the power-on instruction for the motor driving control apparatus is not made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Hosaka, Satoru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200045233
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200036901
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the, image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190376791
    Abstract: Provided is a device including an acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a position estimation system selected from among a plurality of position estimation systems for estimating a position of a flight vehicle, and a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the flight vehicle from first information generated by using an inertial sensor of the flight vehicle and second information generated through the position estimation system based on a parameter for the position estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: KOHTARO SABE, HARUTO TAKEDA, PETER DUERR, SATORU SHIMIZU, TSUTOMU SAWADA, KOUSUKE SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10500720
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10469757
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto