Patents by Inventor Satoshi Nakamura

Satoshi Nakamura 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: 20220204036
    Abstract: In a vehicle control system that controls a vehicle that performs autonomous driving, the vehicle control system includes an autonomous driving control device that generates a target trajectory for autonomous driving of the vehicle, and an vehicle travel control device that executes vehicle travel control that controls steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle such that the vehicle follows the target trajectory. The vehicle travel control device is configured to determine whether an operation request condition for washer operation for ejecting washer solution toward a windshield of the vehicle is satisfied, transmit an approval request for the washer operation to the autonomous driving control device when the operation request condition is satisfied, and execute the washer operation when approval for the approval request is received from the autonomous driving control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220202357
    Abstract: A game system encouraging a user to have an appropriate sleep habit is provided. For example, a game program causes a processor to execute: a first step of accepting designation of a first time frame that is a target for taking sleep from a user; a second step of setting a second time frame not coinciding with the first time frame in relation with the designated first time frame; a third step of acquiring first information about sleep taken by the user; and a fourth step of performing game control on the basis of the first information, in which, in the fourth step, the game control is performed in accordance with whether or not sleep is taken in the second time frame regardless of whether a result of sleep of the user is appropriate for the first time frame on the basis of the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: The Pokemon Company
    Inventors: Satoshi OGAWA, Takuya HASHIMOTO, Satoki NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220197980
    Abstract: When the application (P) is activated (enabled, validated) by the second activation key (K2) issued by the first electronic apparatus (10), the control circuit (21) of the second electronic apparatus (20) stores the application identifier (PI), i.e., information for specifying the application (P) in the backup area (the second storage area (282)). Even if the application (P) is accidentally deleted from the second electronic apparatus (20), the application (P) can be recovered by identifying the application based on the information in the backup area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: HIROSHI YOSHIMOTO, HIROSHI NAKAMURA, SATOSHI IMAI, AYA KAMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20220194422
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes an automatic driving control device that generates a target trajectory used for automatic driving, and a vehicle travel control device that executes vehicle travel control such that a vehicle follows the target trajectory. The vehicle travel control device determines whether an operating condition of travel support control for reducing a risk when the vehicle travels is satisfied based on driving environment information, acquired from a plurality of sensor devices, and executes the travel support control in a case where the operating condition is satisfied. The vehicle travel control device generates risk information based on the driving environment information, and transmits the risk information to the automatic driving control device before the operating condition is satisfied. The automatic driving control device generates or corrects the target trajectory based on the received risk information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220194364
    Abstract: The driver assistance system according to the present disclosure extracts, from information relating to a peripheral situation of the vehicle, risk target information relating to a risk target that is an existence causing a collision risk to the vehicle, obtains influence factor information relating to an influence factor that is a factor existing separately from the risk target and influencing the collision risk, determines a risk value obtained by quantifying the collision risk based on the risk target information and the influence factor information, and determines, based on the risk value, a manipulated variable of an actuator for controlling movement of the vehicle so as to decrease the collision risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Katsumi Ohno, Sei Miyazaki, Fumio Sugaya, Satoshi Nakamura, Noriaki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20220194368
    Abstract: A first vehicle includes: a communications device configured to transmit and receive V2V information; an acquisition device configured to acquire driving environment information; and a processing device configured to perform a collision determination process for a second vehicle as an oncoming vehicle. The second vehicle includes a communications device configured to transmit and receive V2V information. In the collision determination process, the processing device recognizes an object around the first vehicle based on the driving environment information. Further, the processing device determines whether or not the second vehicle has a collision risk to collide with the object, based on the driving environment information and the V2V information received from the second vehicle. When the second vehicle is determined to have the collision risk, alert information for the object is formed. The alert information is transmitted to the communications device of the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11368040
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a high voltage battery, a first DCDC converter connected to the high voltage battery, a low voltage lead battery configured to be charged from the high voltage battery via the first DCDC converter, a low voltage lithium battery connected to a low voltage power supply circuit, the low voltage lead battery, and a load, a second DCDC converter connected to the low voltage power supply circuit and disposed between the low voltage lead battery and the low voltage lithium battery, a bypass circuit connected to the low voltage power supply circuit to bypass the second DCDC converter, and a control device configured to watch the low voltage lithium battery and control on/off of a switch unit provided in the bypass circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Nakamura, Kazuki Kato, Akiyoshi Kanazawa, Satoshi Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20220185237
    Abstract: A heating plate includes: a pair of glass plates; a conductive pattern disposed between the pair of glass plates and defining a plurality of opening areas; and a joint layer disposed between the conductive pattern and at least one of the pair of glass plates; wherein the conductive pattern includes a plurality of connection elements that extend between two branch points to define the opening areas; and a rate of the connection elements, which are straight line segments connecting the two branch points, relative to the plurality of connection elements, is less than 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu HIRAKAWA, Satoshi GOISHIHARA, Koichi KINOSHITA, Hidenori NAKAMURA, Koujiro OHKAWA, Tetsuo MATSUKURA, Isao INOUE
  • Publication number: 20220185238
    Abstract: A heating plate includes: a pair of glass plates; a conductive pattern disposed between the pair of glass plates and defining a plurality of opening areas; and a joint layer disposed between the conductive pattern and at least one of the pair of glass plates; wherein the conductive pattern includes a plurality of connection elements that extend between two branch points to define the opening areas; and a rate of the connection elements, which are straight line segments connecting the two branch points, relative to the plurality of connection elements, is less than 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu HIRAKAWA, Satoshi GOISHIHARA, Koichi KINOSHITA, Hidenori NAKAMURA, Koujiro OHKAWA, Tetsuo MATSUKURA, Isao INOUE
  • Publication number: 20220185328
    Abstract: A control device executes the following processes: a first process of detecting that autonomous traveling control is not able to be continued and executing stop control of a vehicle; a second process of determining whether a person is present in the vehicle; and a third process of unlocking a door lock of the vehicle when at least one person is present in the vehicle after the vehicle is stopped by the first process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220185335
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system includes a control device and a request input device. The control device executes one or more controls of a vehicle including an autonomous traveling control. The request input device sends various requests to the control device by a human operation. The control device executes, during execution of the autonomous traveling control, a process for determining whether an operator who operates the request input device is a qualified person. Then, the control device approves the request when the operator is a qualified person, and disapproves the request when the operator is not a qualified person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220177825
    Abstract: A scaffold material for cell culture having excellent cell colonization is provided. A scaffold material for cell culture according to the present invention includes a synthetic resin having a main chain and a graft chain, wherein the graft chain has a polydentate hydrogen-bonding group represented by the following formula (1) in a side chain: *—R-(Ai)n (1) wherein R represents a group having 50 or less carbon atoms, Ai represents an amino group, a carboxyl group, a hydroxyl group, a sulfone group, an imino group, or a thiol group, i represents a natural number, n represents an integer of two or more and four or less, and * represents a bonding position with another atom constituting the graft chain; and Ai may be identical or different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki IGUCHI, Yuuta NAKAMURA, Ryoma ISHII, Yuuhei ARAI, Satoshi HANEDA
  • Publication number: 20220177007
    Abstract: A vehicle control system controls a vehicle including a stop switch. A recognition sensor is configured to recognize a situation around the vehicle. The vehicle control system executes vehicle traveling control for generating a target trajectory of the vehicle based on a recognition result by the recognition sensor and executing control such that the vehicle follows the target trajectory. The vehicle control system executes the evacuation control that is the vehicle traveling control for evacuating the vehicle to the target position in a case where the vehicle traveling control is normal when the stop switch is pressed. The vehicle control system executes deceleration-and-stop control for decelerating the vehicle to stop the vehicle without using the target trajectory in a case where the vehicle traveling control is abnormal when the stop switch is pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220176992
    Abstract: A vehicle control system predicts danger to be avoided by a vehicle based on information related to a surrounding environment of the vehicle. When the danger is predicted, the vehicle control system determines whether an autonomous driving system rejects intervention in autonomous driving, and performs a diagnosis as to whether the autonomous driving system is normal or abnormal. Further, the vehicle control system performs the intervention in the autonomous driving to avoid the predicted danger when the autonomous driving system does not reject the intervention in the autonomous driving or when the autonomous driving system is abnormal even when the autonomous driving system rejects the intervention in the autonomous driving. However, the vehicle control system stops the intervention in the autonomous driving when the autonomous driving system rejects the intervention in the autonomous driving in a state where the autonomous driving system is normal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11338774
    Abstract: A heating plate includes: a pair of glass plates; a conductive pattern disposed between the pair of glass plates and defining a plurality of opening areas; and a joint layer disposed between the conductive pattern and at least one of the pair of glass plates; wherein the conductive pattern includes a plurality of connection elements that extend between two branch points to define the opening areas; and a rate of the connection elements, which are straight line segments connecting the two branch points, relative to the plurality of connection elements, is less than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Suetsugu, Manabu Hirakawa, Satoshi Goishihara, Koichi Kinoshita, Hidenori Nakamura, Koujiro Ohkawa, Tetsuo Matsukura, Isao Inoue
  • Publication number: 20220153352
    Abstract: A front vehicle-body structure of a vehicle includes: side frames of a suspension subframe; a cross member connecting front-end portions of the side frames in the vehicle width direction; a front beam member; and a connecting member connecting a front-end portion of each side frame to the front beam member. A high-rigidity portion having a higher rigidity than other portions of the side frame is at a connecting portion between the front-end portion of the side frame and the cross member. The front beam member has a side end portion extending on a vehicle-width-direction outer side relative to a connecting position with the connecting member. A protrusion portion protruding from the side end portion toward a vehicle rear side is to come into contact with the high-rigidity portion from the vehicle-width-direction outer side when a collision load from a vehicle front side is input to the side end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke MUKAIGAWA, Hiroto KIDO, Satoshi NAKAMURA, Fumihiro KUROHARA, Satoshi OKANO
  • Patent number: 11325654
    Abstract: A front vehicle-body structure includes a front wheel including a wheel; and a side sill that extends in a front-rear direction on a rear side of the front wheel and has side sill inner and outer portions positioned on vehicle-width-direction inner and outer sides, respectively. Vehicle-width-direction end portions of the inner and outer portions are joined at a joined portion formed by the vehicle-width-direction end portions abutting against each other. The inner portion has a higher buckling strength in the front-rear direction than the outer portion. The joined portion has a second joined portion extending inclined to the vehicle-width-direction outer side toward a rear side, and a first joined portion bent from the second joined portion, extending to a front side, and positioned on a front-end portion of the side sill closer to the vehicle-width-direction inner side than a center line of the wheel in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Ebisumoto, Takeshi Nakamura, Hirotaka Natsume, Yuki Kataoka, Manabu Tatsuda, Ippei Kuroda, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11314913
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a conversion unit configured to convert circuit configuration data representing a configuration of an electric circuit including an input terminal group and an output terminal group into circuit calculation data including an equation group that generates an output signal group corresponding to an argument group given to a variable group and an input signal group given to the input terminal group, wherein the argument group includes a constant representing a characteristic of a circuit element that forms the electric circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Zuken
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamura, Masato Andou, Masafumi Myouse
  • Patent number: 11307040
    Abstract: A map information provision system includes: a road map information database configured to store road map information; a vehicle position determination unit configured to detect and determine a position of a vehicle on a road; a road map information extraction unit configured to extract the road map information around the vehicle from the road map information database, based on the position of the vehicle; and a waypoint map constructor unit configured to determine positions of waypoints and configure a waypoint map that is made up of the plurality of the waypoints, wherein the waypoint map is supplied to a driving support device for the vehicle or a driving control device for the vehicle and is utilized as map information on the planned driving route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, SCHOOL JUDICIAL PERSON IKUTOKU GAKUEN
    Inventors: Kyoichi Tohriyama, Takuma Ito, Satoshi Nakamura, Minoru Kamata, Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak, Tsukasa Shimizu, Hideo Inoue
  • Patent number: 11306460
    Abstract: A controller 21 mounted on a work machine calculates a target carried load representing a target value for a carried load carried by the work machine on the basis of loadage of a transportation machine in case the loadage is changed, calculates a minimum integration load value depending on the magnitude of the calculated target carried load, and calculates the loadage by integrating the carried load in case it is determined that a work implement has performed a loading operation on the transportation machine and in case the calculated carried load is equal to or larger than the minimum integration load value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamura, Kunitsugu Tomita, Youhei Toriyama, Joonyoung Roh