Patents by Inventor Shigeyuki Seko

Shigeyuki Seko 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: 10969240
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein are generally directed to altering experience attributes. According to one aspect, a computer-implemented method for altering experience attributes based on a comparison of an estimated arrival time to a desired arrival time is provided. The method includes receiving logistical data for a trip of the vehicle occupant. The method also includes estimating an estimated arrival time based on navigation data. The method further includes determining that the estimated arrival time will occur at least a threshold amount of time after a desired arrival time. The method also includes identifying an experience attribute based on the determination that the estimated arrival time will occur at least the threshold amount of time after the desired arrival time. The method further includes altering a vehicle system based on the experience attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Akama, Shigeyuki Seko
  • Patent number: 10902471
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a voice assistant that may provide a generalized recommendation based on a natural flow of a conversation and thereafter, generate specific advertisements if there is interest in the generalized recommendation. In an illustrative embodiment, the voice assistant operating on a vehicle computing system may interact with a driver or operator of the vehicle to both respond to and anticipate the user's needs. The voice assistant may identify potential advertisements based on communications with the driver or occupant. The generalized recommendation related to the potential advertisements may be provided to the driver or occupant. If there is interest, the voice assistant may provide an advertisement within the potential advertisements. Real-time information from a location of the advertisement may also be provided that typify the feeling of the location to further draw interest to the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Seko, Shinichi Akama
  • Patent number: 10893236
    Abstract: A system and method for providing virtual interpersonal communication that include receiving data associated with one-to-one interpersonal communication between a user and a target individual. The system and method also include determining at least one contextual data point and at least one associated behavioral attribute of the user and the target individual during the one-to-one interpersonal communication. The system and method additionally include analyzing at least one statement spoken by the user to a virtual representation of the target individual and presenting a virtual avatar of the target individual in a manner that replicates the personality of the target individual and communicates with the user based on the at least one contextual data point and the at least one associated behavioral attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Seko, Shinichi Akama
  • Patent number: 10876853
    Abstract: An information presentation device, an information presentation method, and a program capable of intuitively ascertaining a direction of a target position are provided. An information presentation device includes a first position acquirer 121 configured to acquire a current position of a subject device, an image generator 40 configured to cause an image that looks superimposed on scenery of a real space to appear, a second position acquirer 122 configured to acquire a target position on the real space where the image appears, a direction deriver 124 configured to derive a direction from the first position to the target position on the basis of the first position and the target position, and an output controller 128 configured to control the image generator such that the image is caused to appear based on the direction acquired by the direction deriver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Seko, Shinichi Akama, Shuhei Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10836325
    Abstract: The systems and methods provided herein are directed to a stand for a mobile device. The stand may include an assembly of magnets, and a mirrored assembly of magnets are included in or attached to the mobile device. Some magnets in each assembly are reversed in polarity relative to other magnets. The assemblies have rotational symmetry of degree 4 so that the mobile device may be attached in any of the four cardinal orientations to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Seko
  • Publication number: 20200223406
    Abstract: A scooter for providing transportation along a road includes a front wheel, a rear wheel, a footboard extending longitudinally between the front wheel and the rear wheel, an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel, a motor for driving the rear wheel, a battery located beneath the footboard for supplying electricity to the motor, an electromagnetic brake for slowing rotation of the rear wheel, a first sensor for detecting an obstacle in the road, and a second sensor for detecting vibrations of the scooter along the road. A method of actuating the brake system includes collecting data from the first sensor, collecting data from the second sensor, calculating a road condition factor from the data, determining whether the road condition factor exceeds a threshold level, and actuating the braking system to slow the scooter if the threshold level is exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventor: Shigeyuki SEKO
  • Patent number: 10710419
    Abstract: A sensing assembly for detecting a temperature of a tire of a vehicle comprises a fender, one or more cavities, and at least one contactless temperature sensor. The fender comprises an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface of the fender defines the one or more cavities. The contactless temperature sensor is seated within each of the one or more cavities. Further, the contactless temperature sensor is configured to detect the temperature of the tire of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Seko
  • Publication number: 20200158532
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein are generally directed to altering experience attributes. According to one aspect, a computer-implemented method for altering experience attributes based on a comparison of an estimated arrival time to a desired arrival time is provided. The method includes receiving logistical data for a trip of the vehicle occupant. The method also includes estimating an estimated arrival time based on navigation data. The method further includes determining that the estimated arrival time will occur at least a threshold amount of time after a desired arrival time. The method also includes identifying an experience attribute based on the determination that the estimated arrival time will occur at least the threshold amount of time after the desired arrival time. The method further includes altering a vehicle system based on the experience attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichi Akama, Shigeyuki Seko
  • Publication number: 20200159176
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein are generally directed to vehicle communication for remote control of communicating devices at a destination. According to one aspect, a computer-implemented method for vehicle communication for remote control is provided. The method includes selecting a destination based on user data associated with a user of a vehicle. The method also includes identifying one or more destination attributes associated with the destination. The method further includes detecting a trigger event based on vehicle data received from one or more of vehicle systems or vehicle sensors of the vehicle. In response to the trigger event being detected, instructions for controlling one or more remote systems at the destination are transmitted based on the one or more destination attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichi Akama, Shigeyuki Seko
  • Publication number: 20200143235
    Abstract: A system and method for providing smart objects virtual communication that includes analyzing at least one function of the smart objects. The system and method also includes analyzing a frequency of use of the smart objects and analyzing at least one statement spoken by a user to the smart objects. The system and method also includes controlling the smart objects to virtually communicate with the user based on at least one of: the at least one statement spoken by the user, the at least one function of the smart objects, and the frequency of use of the smart objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Seko, Shinichi Akama
  • Publication number: 20200145615
    Abstract: A system and method for providing virtual interpersonal communication that include receiving data associated with one-to-one interpersonal communication between a user and a target individual. The system and method also include determining at least one contextual data point and at least one associated behavioral attribute of the user and the target individual during the one-to-one interpersonal communication. The system and method additionally include analyzing at least one statement spoken by the user to a virtual representation of the target individual and presenting a virtual avatar of the target individual in a manner that replicates the personality of the target individual and communicates with the user based on the at least one contextual data point and the at least one associated behavioral attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Seko, Shinichi Akama
  • Publication number: 20200113755
    Abstract: The systems and methods provided herein are directed to navigating an automated mobility device for docking and undocking with a vehicle. The position and orientation of the mobility device relative to the vehicle are determined based on real-time images of the vehicle. Based on the position and orientation of the mobility device, the system determines a control command for automatically navigating the mobility device from its determined position to a docking position within the vehicle. The system subsequently determines a control command for automatically navigating the mobility device from the docking position within the vehicle to a position outside the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeyuki SEKO, Shinichi AKAMA, Brian W. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20200064146
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling navigation includes generating an emotion data of a first user that illustrates emotion of the first user based on information received from a sensor. The method includes transmitting the emotion data of the first user to a controller configured to control a navigation of a second user. The first user and the second user are members of a same group. The method includes modifying the navigation of the second user according to the emotion data of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi Kitajima, Takao Fujiwara, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Kazuto Kawata, Wonravee Chavalit, Jenny Le, Ryan Lacross, Shigeyuki Seko, Shuhei Kinoshita, Yusuke Narita, Toshiaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20200058053
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a voice assistant that may provide a generalized recommendation based on a natural flow of a conversation and thereafter, generate specific advertisements if there is interest in the generalized recommendation. In an illustrative embodiment, the voice assistant operating on a vehicle computing system may interact with a driver or operator of the vehicle to both respond to and anticipate the user's needs. The voice assistant may identify potential advertisements based on communications with the driver or occupant. The generalized recommendation related to the potential advertisements may be provided to the driver or occupant. If there is interest, the voice assistant may provide an advertisement within the potential advertisements. Real-time information from a location of the advertisement may also be provided that typify the feeling of the location to further draw interest to the advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeyuki SEKO, Shinichi AKAMA
  • Publication number: 20200028807
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to delaying content from being sent when it is determined to be inappropriate. Inappropriate content may be determined by keywords within the content, speed at which the content is entered in, facial expression of a sender who is entering in the content or the like. A sent message confirming that the content has been delivered to a receiver device may be provided to a sender device when the content has been held. This may provide a cool down period for the sender. After a period of time, the content may be provided back to the sender indicating that the content has not been sent. If approved or revised, the content may be sent to the receiver device. Otherwise, sending the content may be cancelled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichi AKAMA, Shigeyuki SEKO
  • Patent number: 10539957
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a vehicle to park remotely. The system includes a memory that stores instructions for executing processes for enabling a vehicle to park remotely, and a processor that executes the instructions. In some aspects, the instructions cause the processor to: analyze an image of the vehicle to identify a vehicle type; extract vehicle information related to the vehicle type; calculate a distance between a mobile device and the vehicle based on the vehicle information and a location of the mobile device; determine whether the mobile device is within a predetermined distance of the vehicle; and enable the vehicle to park remotely when the mobile device is within the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Seko, Shinichi Akama
  • Publication number: 20200011695
    Abstract: An information presentation device, an information presentation method, and a program capable of intuitively ascertaining a direction of a target position are provided. An information presentation device includes a first position acquirer 121 configured to acquire a current position of a subject device, an image generator 40 configured to cause an image that looks superimposed on scenery of a real space to appear, a second position acquirer 122 configured to acquire a target position on the real space where the image appears, a direction deriver 124 configured to derive a direction from the first position to the target position on the basis of the first position and the target position, and an output controller 128 configured to control the image generator such that the image is caused to appear based on the direction acquired by the direction deriver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeyuki SEKO, Shinichi AKAMA, Shuhei KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20190375255
    Abstract: A sensing assembly for detecting a temperature of a tire of a vehicle comprises a fender, one or more cavities, and at least one contactless temperature sensor. The fender comprises an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface of the fender defines the one or more cavities. The contactless temperature sensor is seated within each of the one or more cavities. Further, the contactless temperature sensor is configured to detect the temperature of the tire of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventor: Shigeyuki SEKO
  • Patent number: 10497096
    Abstract: A method comprising determining a first display angle of a display comprised by an apparatus with respect to gravity, determining a first contiguous subset of a sequential arrangement of information based, at least in part, on the first display angle, performing a first operation based, at least in part, on the first contiguous subset, determining a second display angle of the display with respect to gravity, the second display angle being different from the first display angle, determining a second contiguous subset of the sequential arrangement based, at least in part, on the second display angle, and performing a second operation based, at least in part, on the second contiguous subset is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: David Nguyen, Shigeyuki Seko, Kenton Lyons, Seung Wook Kim, Audrey Desjardins
  • Publication number: 20190272432
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for image recording includes receiving images of an environment surrounding a motorcycle from an imaging device disposed in a front section of the motorcycle. The imaging device is directed rearward with respect to the front section of the motorcycle. The method includes detecting a reflected image region in the images. The reflected image region is reflecting off a reflective surface worn by an operator of the motorcycle. The method includes detecting a front object in the environment surrounding the motorcycle based on the reflected image region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Seko