Patents by Inventor Shin Tanaka

Shin Tanaka 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: 20220244670
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image processor configured to convert image data based on a first conversion condition; an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet based on the image data converted by the image processor, the image forming unit having an image bearing member on which the image is to be formed, a transfer unit configured to transfer the image from the image bearing member onto the sheet, and a fixing unit configured to fix the image to the sheet; a conveyance roller configured to convey the sheet having the image fixed thereto; a reading unit configured to read a pattern image on the sheet conveyed by the conveyance roller; a detector configured to detect a pattern image on the image bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Sumito Tanaka, Sho Ikemoto, Tatsuomi Murayama, Yuko Kiyota, Hiroyuki Eda, Hiromi Shimura, Yuya Ohta, Shin Iwasaki, Rumi Konno, Yuga Yamauchi, Riki Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 11400819
    Abstract: Provided is a hybrid electric vehicle in which, in accordance with the system side of the vehicle including a fuel economy-emphasized system, a wide use-range of the SOC of a lithium ion secondary battery cell can be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Envision AESC Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ohara, Shin Tanaka, Fumihiro Kawamura, Masanori Aoyagi, Junko Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20220223034
    Abstract: A traffic light management system that manages display of traffic lights includes a communication device, a control device, and a map database. The control device performs emergency control of the display when abnormal traveling information indicating the information on an abnormally traveling vehicle is included in the information received from a communication vehicle. In the emergency control, the control device predicts a future trajectory of the abnormally traveling vehicle based on the abnormal traveling information. Next, the control device generates the emergency control signal for temporarily prohibiting passage at an intersection and a crosswalk on a road along the future trajectory based on the map information and the future trajectory. After that, the control device sends the emergency control signal to controlled traffic lights. The controlled traffic lights are each a traffic light at the intersection and the crosswalk on a road along the future trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220219714
    Abstract: A first vehicle includes a communication device configured to send and receive V2V information, a memory configured to store the V2V information, and a processor configured to perform abnormal traveling determination processing. A second vehicle includes a communication device configured to send and receive the V2V information, a memory configured to store the V2V information and driving environment information on the second vehicle, and a processor configured to perform objective determination processing. In the objective determination processing, whether the first vehicle is traveling abnormally is objectively determined based on the driving environment information on the second vehicle. The determination result of the objective determination processing is sent to the first vehicle. In the abnormal traveling determination processing, whether the first vehicle is traveling abnormally is determined based on this determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • 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: 20220203009
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide a novel reservoir assembly for providing a cardioplegic solution and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: FUSO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo TOKUOKA, Yasushige TANAKA, Shin-ichi INOUE, Tomoko MORI
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20220050068
    Abstract: A quantitative analysis method, which is performed by an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, includes: a step of acquiring a plurality of spectra at least having a first peak at a first energy position from a sample containing a plurality of elements under different measurement conditions; a step of designating, from among the plurality of spectra, a primary spectrum and a secondary spectrum having a second peak at a second energy position; a first fitting step of performing a fitting on the first peak included in the secondary spectrum to calculate a background intensity at the second energy position due to the first peak; and a second fitting step of performing a fitting on the first peak of the primary spectrum and performing a fitting on the second peak of the secondary spectrum under a condition that the calculated background intensity is included at the second energy position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventor: Shin TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220027640
    Abstract: In a road type determination apparatus, an image information acquiring unit acquires image information in which an image of a travel road on which a vehicle is traveling is captured. A scene determining unit determines a traveling scene of the travel road based on the image information. An ordinary road likelihood calculating unit calculates an ordinary road likelihood that indicates that a type of the travel road of the vehicle is an ordinary road based on the traveling scene. A limited-access road likelihood calculating unit calculates a limited-access road likelihood that indicates that the type of the travel road of the vehicle is a limited-access road based on the traveling scene. A type determining unit determines the type of the travel road of the vehicle based on the ordinary road likelihood and the limited-access road likelihood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Takatoshi TOSA, Takayuki KONDOH, Shin TANAKA, Yuta IKEZAWA, Kazuhiro MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11119201
    Abstract: There is provided a distance detecting apparatus. An acquisition unit acquires a first image captured from a first point of view and a second image captured from a second point of view that is different from the first point of view A selection unit configured to select a representative pixel from the first image, based on a color of an object. A detection unit configured to detect a position in the second image corresponding to the representative pixel and thereby to detect a distance to the object corresponding to the position of the representative pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11044453
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing apparatus for calculating confidence coefficient data to indicate a confidence of pixel values of a second image data. The apparatus acquires similarity between a pixel value of a first pixel of the first image data corresponding to a target pixel of the confidence coefficient data, and each pixel value of a plurality of second pixels around the first pixel. The apparatus acquires the confidence coefficient by determining an estimated pixel value in the third pixel of the second image data corresponding to the first pixel, based on the similarity of each of the plurality of second pixels, each pixel value of the plurality of fourth pixels around the third pixel and the pixel value of the third pixel and by comparing the pixel value of the third image and the estimated pixel value in the third pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shin Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210146958
    Abstract: The vehicle control system includes a first controller configured to generate a target trajectory for the automated driving, and a second controller configured to execute vehicle travel control such that the vehicle follows the target trajectory. During the automated driving, the second controller controls a travel control amount which is a control amount of the vehicle travel control, acquire driving environment information, and execute preventive safety control for intervening in the travel control amount based on the driving environment information. The first controller includes a memory device in which information of an intervention suppression area is stored. When the vehicle travels in the intervention suppression area during the automated driving, the first controller outputs a suppression instruction for the preventive safety control to the second controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shin Tanaka, Takayuki Iwamoto, Kazuyuki Fujita, Masahiro Harada
  • Patent number: 11008007
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus is provided with: an acquirer configured to obtain an expected end timing of a first deceleration support control, which is a deceleration support control for a first target, and an expected start timing of a second deceleration support control, which is the deceleration support control for a second target, if there is the first target as a deceleration target ahead of a host vehicle in the traveling direction and if there is the second target as the deceleration target ahead of the first target; and a controller programmed or configured to perform an interpolation deceleration support control of interpolating the first deceleration support control and the second deceleration support control, in a predetermined period including at least a part of an interval between the expected end timing and the predicted start timing, if the interval is less than a first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei Tochigi, Shin Tanaka, Masahiko Adachi, Shogo Ito
  • Publication number: 20210140765
    Abstract: There is provided a parallax detecting apparatus. A first obtainment unit obtains a first viewpoint image and a second viewpoint image that have different viewpoints from each other in a first direction. A second obtainment unit obtains displacement information that specifies a displacement amount in a second direction between positions in the first viewpoint image and the second viewpoint image corresponding to a same position in a shooting range. The displacement amount varies in conformity with a parallax amount between the positions. The second direction is perpendicular to the first direction. A calculation unit performs correlation calculation processing with respect to each of a plurality of reference regions corresponding to a plurality of reference positions in the second viewpoint image. A detection unit detects a parallax amount at a base position in the first viewpoint image based on calculated correlations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventor: Shin Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210139050
    Abstract: A target trajectory generation device generates and outputs target trajectories each including a target position and a target speed of a vehicle. A first target trajectory is intended to perform at least one of steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle. A second target trajectory is intended to decelerate and stop the vehicle. When a malfunctioning device does not exist, a vehicle traveling control device executes vehicle traveling control based on the first target trajectory. When the malfunctioning device exists, the vehicle traveling control device stops the vehicle by executing the vehicle traveling control based on the second target trajectory output before the malfunction occurs, or based on the second target trajectory output from the target trajectory generation device other than the malfunctioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Fujita, Shin Tanaka, Takayuki Iwamoto, Masahiro Harada, Nobuhide Kamata