Patents by Inventor Satoshi Tange

Satoshi Tange 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: 10414438
    Abstract: A parking assistance device generates a route along which a vehicle is to travel to a parking spot via a reversing position. The parking assistance device looks up attitude angles of the vehicle at the reversing position based on the width of the vehicle passage to enable generation of the route in which a front portion of the vehicle will not interfere at the reversing position with an obstacle adjacent to the vehicle passage in a width direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Mikuriya, Akinobu Goto, Satoshi Tange
  • Publication number: 20190188810
    Abstract: A production allocation determining apparatus is configured to calculate a total supply function model representing a relationship between a total supply quantity and a marginal cost; calculate, based on current supply quantities, change rate constraints, and on capacity upper and lower limits, supply quantity upper and lower limits of the respective producers at a time s; calculate an optimum price based on the total supply function model, a predicted value of a demanded quantity at the time s, and on the supply quantity upper and lower limits; and calculate, based on the supply quantity upper and lower limits, the supply function models, and on the optimum price, optimum supply quantities. Calculation of the supply quantity upper and lower limits, calculation of the optimum price, and calculation of the optimum supply quantities are repeatedly executed from the time s=t to the time s=1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi KIRYU, Yoshio TANGE
  • Publication number: 20180162446
    Abstract: A parking assistance device generates a route along which a vehicle is to travel to a parking spot via a reversing position. The parking assistance device looks up attitude angles of the vehicle at the reversing position based on the width of the vehicle passage to enable generation of the route in which a front portion of the vehicle will not interfere at the reversing position with an obstacle adjacent to the vehicle passage in a width direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka Mikuriya, Akinobu Goto, Satoshi Tange
  • Patent number: 8457868
    Abstract: Lateral displacement reference positions LXL, LXR are set on left and right from a center in a width direction of a traffic lane L where a vehicle travels. Then, at least in a case where the vehicle is positioned on an inner side of the left and right lateral displacement reference position LXL, LXR, the vehicle is feedback-controlled so as to decrease a yaw angle deviation. Further, in a case where the vehicle is positioned at an outer side of the left and right lateral displacement reference position LXL, LXR with respect to the traffic lane center, the feedback control is performed so as to decrease the angle deviation and a lateral displacement deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Tange, Takeshi Kimura, Yuya Takeda, Yukinori Nishida
  • Patent number: 8447489
    Abstract: A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle around the vehicle, and a control section to calculate a risk potential for the vehicle in accordance with the traveling condition. The control section performs a support control to support the driver in accordance with the risk potential and performs an assist control to produce inducement simulating a condition change (such as a vehicle behavior) attributable to an increase of the risk potential, in accordance with the risk potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Murata, Yoshifumi Takigawa, Yosuke Kobayashi, Tomoaki Oida, Yuwun Chai, Taku Suzuki, Motoaki Hosaka, Hironobu Kikuchi, Satoshi Tange, Takeshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8386119
    Abstract: A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle around the vehicle, and a control section to calculate a risk potential for the vehicle in accordance with the traveling condition. The control section performs a support control to support the driver in accordance with the risk potential, and performs an assist control to restrain disturbance (such as vibration from a road) transmitted to the driver in accordance with the risk potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Takigawa, Toshiyuki Murata, Satoshi Tange, Tomoaki Oida, Taku Suzuki, Yuwun Chai, Motoaki Hosaka, Hironobu Kikuchi, Takeshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8364345
    Abstract: A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle around the vehicle; and a control section to calculate a risk potential for the vehicle in accordance with the traveling condition. The control section performs a support control to support the driver in accordance with the risk potential, performs a first assist control to restrain disturbance (such as vibration from a road) transmitted to the driver in accordance with the risk potential, and performs a second assist control to produce inducement simulating a condition change (such as a vehicle behavior) attributable to an increase of the risk potential, in accordance with the risk potential. The control section further performs a cooperation control to coordinate the first assist control and the second assist control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Oida, Yoshifumi Takigawa, Yosuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Tange, Toshiyuki Murata, Taku Suzuki, Yuwun Chai, Motoaki Hosaka, Hironobu Kikuchi, Takeshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8359155
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a vehicle driving operation support system. The vehicle driving operation support system senses an environment surrounding the motor vehicle; senses a traveling condition of the motor vehicle; calculates a risk potential of the motor vehicle on a basis of the sensed environment and the sensed traveling condition; controls the motor vehicle on a basis of a control setpoint. The vehicle driving operation support system sets on a basis of the calculated risk potential the control setpoint to a provisional setpoint effective for reducing the risk potential; senses driver's operation in reaction to the controlling operation with the control setpoint set to the provisional setpoint; and sets the control setpoint to a normal setpoint on a basis of the sensed driver's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kimura, Genpei Naito, Tomohiro Yamamura, Satoshi Tange, Taku Suzuki, Yosuke Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Murata, Tomoyuki Kashiwaya, Yuya Takeda
  • Publication number: 20120275738
    Abstract: A lightweight bearing includes an inner race, an outer race and a plurality of rolling members. The outer race is provided with an inner layer and an outer layer that is connected with the inner layer and provided with a density smaller than that of the inner layer. The rolling members are rotatably disposed between the inner race and the inner layer of the outer race. Because the inner race and the inner layer of the outer race are both made from a material having a good wear resistance, they can resist the wear due to the friction caused by the rolling members in rolling contact with them. In addition, a part of the outer race is made from a material having a relatively smaller density, such that the lightweight bearing has a weight smaller than that of a conventional bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Satoshi TANGE
  • Patent number: 8000874
    Abstract: A vehicle headway maintenance assist system is configured to perform a haptic notification control of an accelerator to prompt the driver to release the accelerator when the accelerator is being operated and to perform a deceleration control of the vehicle based on headway distance when the accelerator is being operated as long as the headway distance from a preceding vehicle is less than a prescribed headway distance threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Tange, Kenichi Egawa, Yosuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7966119
    Abstract: A vehicle headway maintenance assist system is provided that provides a haptic notification to an accelerator to alert the driver under prescribed conditions. The vehicle headway maintenance assist system includes a preceding vehicle detection section, a reaction force generating section, and a control section. The preceding vehicle detection section is configured to detect a headway distance between a host vehicle and a preceding vehicle. The reaction force generating section is configured to generate a reaction force based on the headway distance detected by the preceding vehicle detection section. The control section is configured to control a relationship between a driving force and an accelerator actuation amount by a driver to increase the accelerator actuation amount at a time before the reaction force generating section generates the reaction force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sugano, Kenichi Egawa, Satoshi Tange, Yosuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7896380
    Abstract: A top cover for a headset of a bicycle includes a bottom ring, a side wall, a C-shaped clip and a fastening unit. The side wall extends upwards from the bottom ring. The C-shaped clip extends upwards from a top end of the side wall and has a through hole at each of two distal ends thereof. The fastening unit passes through the through holes of the C-shaped clip for tightening the C-shaped clip. Thus, the top cover of the present invention can enhance convenience of assembly and disassembly of the bicycle, and prevent components of the headset from getting lost during assembly and disassembly of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tange Seiki Taichung Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Tange
  • Publication number: 20110015850
    Abstract: Lateral displacement reference positions LXL, LXR are set on left and right from a center in a width direction of a traffic lane L where a vehicle travels. Then, at least in a case where the vehicle is positioned on an inner side of the left and right lateral displacement reference position LXL, LXR, the vehicle is feedback-controlled so as to decrease a yaw angle deviation. Further, in a case where the vehicle is positioned at an outer side of the left and right lateral displacement reference position LXL, LXR with respect to the traffic lane center, the feedback control is performed so as to decrease the angle deviation and a lateral displacement deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Satoshi Tange, Takeshi Kimura, Yuya Takeda, Yukinori Nishida
  • Publication number: 20110004387
    Abstract: A vehicle headway maintenance assist system is provided that provides a haptic notification to an accelerator to alert the driver under prescribed conditions. The vehicle headway maintenance assist system includes a preceding vehicle detection section, a reaction force generating section, and a control section. The preceding vehicle detection section is configured to detect a headway distance between a host vehicle and a preceding vehicle. The reaction force generating section is configured to generate a reaction force based on the headway distance detected by the preceding vehicle detection section. The control section is configured to control a relationship between a driving force and an accelerator actuation amount by a driver to increase the accelerator actuation amount at a time before the reaction force generating section generates the reaction force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi SUGANO, Kenichi EGAWA, Satoshi TANGE, Yosuke KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 7822526
    Abstract: A vehicle headway maintenance assist system is provided that provides a haptic notification to an accelerator to alert the driver under prescribed conditions. The system changes a drive force/accelerator actuation relationship between an accelerator actuation amount and a target drive force or torque under the prescribed conditions. In particular, system changes a first drive force/accelerator actuation relationship to a second drive force/accelerator actuation relationship based on a vehicle running condition that was detected so that the driver more readily notices the haptic notification (e.g., an accelerator actuation reaction force) when the haptic notification is being applied to the accelerator to alert the driver under the prescribed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sugano, Kenichi Egawa, Satoshi Tange, Yusuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7809488
    Abstract: A headway maintenance assist system is provided with a correction section in which a drive force/accelerator actuation relationship between an accelerator actuation amount and a target drive force is changed to a drive force/accelerator relationship that is different than an ordinary drive force/accelerator relationship so that the driver more readily notices the accelerator reaction force when the accelerator reaction force is applied to the accelerator to alert the driver under prescribed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Egawa, Satoshi Tange, Takeshi Sugano
  • Publication number: 20100222959
    Abstract: A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle around the vehicle, and a control section to calculate a risk potential for the vehicle in accordance with the traveling condition. The control section performs a support control to support the driver in accordance with the risk potential and performs an assist control to produce inducement simulating a condition change (such as a vehicle behavior) attributable to an increase of the risk potential, in accordance with the risk potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Murata, Yoshifumi Takigawa, Yosuke Kobayashi, Tomoaki Oida, Yuwun Chai, Taku Suzuki, Motoaki Hosaka, Hironobu Kikuchi, Satoshi Tange, Takeshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20100222965
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a vehicle driving operation support system. The vehicle driving operation support system senses an environment surrounding the motor vehicle; senses a traveling condition of the motor vehicle; calculates a risk potential of the motor vehicle on a basis of the sensed environment and the sensed traveling condition; controls the motor vehicle on a basis of a control setpoint. The vehicle driving operation support system sets on a basis of the calculated risk potential the control setpoint to a provisional setpoint effective for reducing the risk potential; senses driver's operation in reaction to the controlling operation with the control setpoint set to the provisional setpoint; and sets the control setpoint to a normal setpoint on a basis of the sensed driver's operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Takeshi KIMURA, Genpei Naito, Tomohiro Yamamura, Satoshi Tange, Taku Suzuki, Yosuke Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Murata, Tomoyuki Kashiwaya, Yuya Takeda
  • Publication number: 20100222958
    Abstract: A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle around the vehicle, and a control section to calculate a risk potential for the vehicle in accordance with the traveling condition. The control section performs a support control to support the driver in accordance with the risk potential, and performs an assist control to restrain disturbance (such as vibration from a road) transmitted to the driver in accordance with the risk potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Yosuke KOBAYASHI, Yoshifumi Takigawa, Toshiyuki Murata, Satoshi Tange, Tomoaki Oida, Taku Suzuki, Yuwun Chai, Motoaki Hosaka, Hironobu Kikuchi, Takeshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20100222960
    Abstract: A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle around the vehicle; and a control section to calculate a risk potential for the vehicle in accordance with the traveling condition. The control section performs a support control to support the driver in accordance with the risk potential, performs a first assist control to restrain disturbance (such as vibration from a road) transmitted to the driver in accordance with the risk potential, and performs a second assist control to produce inducement simulating a condition change (such as a vehicle behavior) attributable to an increase of the risk potential, in accordance with the risk potential. The control section further performs a cooperation control to coordinate the first assist control and the second assist control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Tomoaki Oida, Yoshifumi Takigawa, Yosuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Tange, Toshiyuki Murata, Taku Suzuki, Yuwun Chai, Motoaki Hosaka, Hironobu Kikuchi, Takeshi Kimura