Patents by Inventor Seiji Sakakibara

Seiji Sakakibara 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: 10471918
    Abstract: An occupant protection apparatus includes: an airbag configured to be stored in a head rest or a seat back of a vehicle seat, and the airbag being formed as a single bag that is configured to cover a head of an occupant and including a front inflating part and a right and left pair of lateral inflating parts; a three-point seat belt device including webbing equipped with a lap belt and a shoulder belt, and a belt take-up mechanism, and the belt take-up mechanism applying tension to the webbing; and a control unit that, in the event that an impact to the vehicle has been predicted or detected, activates the belt take-up mechanism before inflating and deploying the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10466387
    Abstract: An arrangement structure for a vicinity information detection sensor, the arrangement structure comprising: a vicinity information detection sensor provided on a roof of a fuel cell bus; and an obstruction portion provided between the vicinity information detection sensor and a hydrogen tank disposed on the roof, the obstruction portion obstructing the hydrogen tank from coming into contact with the vicinity information detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10458821
    Abstract: A mounting structure for a peripheral information detection sensor includes an aeropart that is disposed above a cabin of a truck, the aeropart including a wall surface that faces toward a front direction, a wall surface that faces toward an upper direction, wall surfaces that face outward in a transverse direction, and a wall surface that faces toward a rear direction. The peripheral information detection sensor is mounted within a space enclosed by the wall surfaces, and a cover is provided on at least one wall surface that lies opposite the peripheral information detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190313045
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a comparator, an AD converter, a solid-state imaging device, an electronic apparatus, and a comparator control method that can reduce power consumption while increasing the determination speed of the comparator. The comparator includes a comparison unit, a positive feedback circuit, and a current limiting unit. The comparison unit compares the voltage of an input signal and the voltage of a reference signal, and outputs a comparison result signal. The positive feedback circuit increases the transition speed at the time when the comparison result signal is inverted. The current limiting unit limits the current flowing in the comparison unit after the inversion of the comparison result signal. The present disclosure can be applied to comparators, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki SAKAKIBARA, Kenichi AOYAGI, Seiji YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10436964
    Abstract: Provided is an inorganic polarizing plate having a wire grid structure including: a transparent substrate; and grid-shaped protrusions arranged on the transparent substrate at a pitch shorter than a wavelength of light in a use band, in which the grid-shaped-protrusion includes, in order from the transparent substrate side, a reflection layer and a reflection suppressing layer which includes a dielectric material and a non-dielectric material and of which a content of the non-dielectric material increases as a separation from the reflection layer increases. In addition, provided are a method of manufacturing the inorganic polarizing plate and an optical instrument including the inorganic polarizing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Takada, Seiji Kumagai, Hideto Sagawa, Takahiro Kimura, Kazuyuki Shibuya, Toshiaki Sugawara, Shigeshi Sakakibara, Yusuke Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10348992
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a comparator, an AD converter, a solid-state imaging device, an electronic apparatus, and a comparator control method that can reduce power consumption while increasing the determination speed of the comparator. The comparator includes a comparison unit, a positive feedback circuit, and a current limiting unit. The comparison unit compares the voltage of an input signal and the voltage of a reference signal, and outputs a comparison result signal. The positive feedback circuit increases the transition speed at the time when the comparison result signal is inverted. The current limiting unit limits the current flowing in the comparison unit after the inversion of the comparison result signal. The present disclosure can be applied to comparators, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Sakakibara, Kenichi Aoyagi, Seiji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10328889
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protection device has an airbag main body that is formed as a single integrated bag body that covers a head portion of a vehicle occupant and includes a forward-inflating portion housed in a headrest or in a seat back of a vehicle seat, and which inflates and deploys when supplied with gas, and which inflates on a seat front side of the head portion, and a pair of left and right side-inflating portions which inflate on seat side portions of the head portion. This vehicle occupant protection device also has a sub-bag portion that is provided in at least one of the forward-inflating portion and the side-inflating portions, and that, when an internal pressure inside the airbag main body reaches a predetermined value or greater, inflates after receiving an inflow of gas from at least one of the forward-inflating portion and the side-inflating portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10322691
    Abstract: A passenger protecting device including: an airbag device including an airbag that receives a supply of gas from an inflator and is inflated and expanded, by a front expanding portion that includes a front inflating portion to be inflated and expanded at a seat front side of the head portion and at least one of a chest portion and shoulder portions of the passenger, and a pair of left and right lateral expanding portions that include lateral inflating portions that are connected to the front expanding portion and are inflated and expanded at sides of the head portion of the passenger; and a position changing device that changes an inflated and expanded position of the airbag in a seat transverse direction, in accordance with a direction of collision of a collision body with respect to the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 7969326
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus outputs display of a synthesized image of the periphery of a vehicle as a bird's-eye view image, and superimposes, on the synthesized image, turning guide lines based on the current steering angle of the vehicle and straight driving guide lines, along which the vehicle drives in a straight line after turning in accordance with the turning guide lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 7812741
    Abstract: Parking support systems and methods for use with a vehicle obtain image data from an imaging device provided on the vehicle. The systems and methods output an image on a display on the basis of the image data, generate a predicted course line on the basis of a steering angle of the vehicle on the image, and generate a vehicle width guide line indicating a vehicle width on the image. The systems and methods determine whether the vehicle is in an enter-starting state in which the vehicle is about to enter a parking target area and, when it is determined that the vehicle is in the enter-starting state, extend the vehicle width guide line in a rearward direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 7643935
    Abstract: Parking assist systems, methods and programs identify a position of a vehicle and obtain image data of an area around the vehicle from a camera on the vehicle. The systems, methods, and programs associate the obtained image data with a position of the vehicle where the image data was obtained and store the obtained image data and the associated position of the vehicle as past image data in a memory. The systems, methods, and programs determine whether the vehicle has at least entered a target parking area and display, based on the determination, an image on a display unit, the displayed image based on the past image data and image data taken at a current position of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Sakakibara, Tomoki Kubota, Toshihiro Mori
  • Publication number: 20080122654
    Abstract: Parking support systems and methods for use with a vehicle obtain image data from an imaging device provided on the vehicle. The systems and methods output an image on a display on the basis of the image data, generate a predicted course line on the basis of a steering angle of the vehicle on the image, and generate a vehicle width guide line indicating a vehicle width on the image. The systems and methods determine whether the vehicle is in an enter-starting state in which the vehicle is about to enter a parking target area and, when it is determined that the vehicle is in the enter-starting state, extend the vehicle width guide line in a rearward direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seiji Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 7363130
    Abstract: Parking assist systems, methods, and programs may take a peripheral image of a vehicle; and may display the peripheral image on a display. The systems, methods, and programs may recognize a parking area and may display a first predicted locus line on the display, the first predicted locus line extending up to a predetermined distance from the vehicle and being superimposed on the peripheral image. The systems, methods, and programs may change the display of the first predicted locus line in accordance with a steering angle of a steering wheel. The systems, methods, and programs may display a second predicted locus line superimposed on the peripheral image, the second predicted locus line extending up to the recognized parking area and being displayed on an extension line of the first predicted locus line and may change the display of the second predicted locus line in accordance with the steering angle of the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 7337049
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes an attribute information collection unit for collecting attribute information relevant to a plurality of units in a vehicle, an environmental information collection unit for collecting environmental information, a required performance detection unit for detecting a required performance necessary for the vehicle based on the collected environmental information, a controlled target determination unit for determining a unit to be controlled based on the collected attribute information and required performance, and a control unit for controlling the unit by calculating a control variable for the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Sakakibara, Fumiharu Ogawa, Toshihiro Shiimado, Masao Kawai
  • Publication number: 20070273554
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus outputs display of a synthesized image of the periphery of a vehicle as a bird's-eye view image, and superimposes, on the synthesized image, turning guide lines based on the current steering angle of the vehicle and straight driving guide lines, along which the vehicle drives in a straight line after turning in accordance with the turning guide lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seiji Sakakibara
  • Publication number: 20070057816
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus includes a controller, an image data input unit adapted to acquire image data from a camera installed in a vehicle, and an image memory for storing the image data. The navigation apparatus also includes an image processing unit converting data extracted from the acquired image data to data simulating a virtual viewpoint. The image processing unit stores the converted data in the image memory in associated with position data indicating the position at which the image was taken by the camera. Using a plurality of sets of converted data, the image processing unit generates bird's eye view data representing a bird's-eye image of an area nearby the current vehicle position. When the controller determines that parking operation is stopped, the image processing unit displays the bird's eye view image together with a mark indicating the current vehicle position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Sakakibara, Tomoki Kubota, Toshihiro Mori, Hiroaki Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20060271278
    Abstract: Parking assist systems, methods and programs identify a position of a vehicle and obtain image data of an area around the vehicle from a camera on the vehicle. The systems, methods, and programs associate the obtained image data with a position of the vehicle where the image data was obtained and store the obtained image data and the associated position of the vehicle as past image data in a memory. The systems, methods, and programs determine whether the vehicle has at least entered a target parking area and display, based on the determination, an image on a display unit, the displayed image based on the past image data and image data taken at a current position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Sakakibara, Tomoki Kubota, Toshihiro Mori
  • Publication number: 20060255969
    Abstract: Parking assist systems, methods, and programs may take a peripheral image of a vehicle; and may display the peripheral image on a display. The systems, methods, and programs may recognize a parking area and may display a first predicted locus line on the display, the first predicted locus line extending up to a predetermined distance from the vehicle and being superimposed on the peripheral image. The systems, methods, and programs may change the display of the first predicted locus line in accordance with a steering angle of a steering wheel. The systems, methods, and programs may display a second predicted locus line superimposed on the peripheral image, the second predicted locus line extending up to the recognized parking area and being displayed on an extension line of the first predicted locus line and may change the display of the second predicted locus line in accordance with the steering angle of the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seiji Sakakibara
  • Publication number: 20050209742
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes an attribute information collection unit for collecting attribute information relevant to a plurality of units in a vehicle, an environmental information collection unit for collecting environmental information, a required performance detection unit for detecting a required performance necessary for the vehicle based on the collected environmental information, a controlled target determination unit for determining a unit to be controlled based on the collected attribute information and required performance, and a control unit for controlling the unit by calculating a control variable for the unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Seiji Sakakibara, Fumiharu Ogawa, Toshihiro Shiimado, Masao Kawai
  • Publication number: 20050033508
    Abstract: A data processing center includes a receiver that receives a present position of a portable terminal transmitted from the portable terminal, at least one controller that determines a moving means that is moving the portable terminal based upon the present position and retrieves data related to the determined moving means, and a transmitter that transmits the retrieved data related to the determined moving means to the portable terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Sakakibara, Kunihiro Yamada, Yasuhiro Tooyama, Hiroshi Kawauchi