Patents by Inventor Shinji Igarashi

Shinji Igarashi 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: 11428948
    Abstract: A blur compensation system includes: a mirror on which light of an image from a predetermined position is incident and which reflects light of a specific wavelength such that an incidence angle and an emission angle of the light of the specific wavelength are different from each other; a mirror that is disposed at a position on which the light of an image which is reflected by the mirror is incident and reflects the light of the specific wavelength such that an incidence angle and an emission angle of the light of the specific wavelength are different from each other; and a lens that is disposed on an optical axis of the light of an image between the mirror and the mirror and changes a direction of the light of an image which is reflected by the mirror such that light of a wavelength other than the specific wavelength out of the light of an image which is reflected by the mirror is emitted in the same direction as the light of the specific wavelength from an emission position of the light of the specific wave
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: NTT DOCOMO, INC., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shinji Kimura, Kazuhiko Takahashi, Yuji Aburakawa, Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tomoya Nakamura, Shunsuke Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20220020272
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that make it possible to perform an appropriate collision determination with respect to an obstacle on an inclined road. A result of an object recognition performed on the basis of an image captured by a camera, a result of an object recognition performed on the basis of a result of detection performed by a millimeter-wave radar, and a result of an object recognition performed on the basis of a result of detection performed by LiDAR are respectively detected; a result of the object recognition is selected depending on the environment around a vehicle; and whether there is a possibility of colliding with the object is determined on the basis of the selected result of the object recognition. The present disclosure is applicable to a vehicle-mounted system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventor: SHINJI IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20210224617
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device that processes detection information of an external recognition sensor. The information processing device includes: a recognition unit that performs recognition processing on an object on the basis of a detection signal of the sensor; and a processing unit that performs fusion processing on first data before the recognition by the recognition unit and another data. The information processing device further includes a second recognition unit that performs recognition processing on the object on the basis of a detection signal of a second sensor. The processing unit performs fusion processing on third data before the recognition by the second recognition unit and the first data, fusion processing on fourth data after the recognition by the second recognition unit and the first data, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10906531
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device that enables to perform parking according to a desired parking method, and relates to an information processing method, and a program. For respective modes corresponding to parking methods of automatic parking that automatically parks a vehicle, the information processing device calculates respective required times until the automatic parking is completed, and controls displaying of the respective required times corresponding to the modes, thereby enabling to perform desired parking according to the required time until the automatic parking is completed. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an automatic parking system that is incorporated as a part of an automatic driving system with which a vehicle capable of performing automatic driving is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Fujita, Kenta Kawamoto, Shinji Igarashi, Atsushi Noda
  • Patent number: 10768617
    Abstract: Provided is a drive assistance device for assisting driving of a vehicle by using an automatic driving function. Assuming various conditions of the driver, a plurality of notification timings to notify of switching from an automatic driving mode to a manual driving mode is set. Notifying a driver who is drowsing at a notification timing of long premature time allows the driver to have sufficient time margin to be ready for manual driving and to shift to driving action more safely. A driver who is reading a book or operating a smartphone is expected to be able to shift to driving action immediately after a notification, and thus it is sufficient to notify at a notification timing of short premature time, which can reduce inconvenience for the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Igarashi, Naoki Ide, Kenta Kawamoto, Takuya Fujita, Takashi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10421398
    Abstract: A driving-assistance device 100 makes it a condition for implementing driving assistance for collision avoidance that a normal travel area AR is set in the vicinity of a host vehicle, and that an unavoidable obstacle D is present within the normal travel area AR. Particularly, in the driving-assistance device 100, a degree of width W of the normal travel area AR is set in accordance with a rule based on a type or the like of the obstacle D. For this reason, a timing at which a collision with the obstacle D cannot be avoided within the normal travel area AR (timing at which a condition for implementing driving assistance for collision avoidance is established) becomes variable in accordance with the type or the like of the obstacle D. Thus, it is possible to implement the driving assistance for collision avoidance more appropriate to a driver's intuition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20190143305
    Abstract: There are provided a stable HAN-based propellant decomposition catalyst in which the heat resistance is sufficient and the change in HAN-based propellant decomposition activity over time is also small so that a HAN-based propellant having low toxicity can be used for a thruster, and a method for producing the same, and a one-component thruster including a HAN-based propellant decomposition catalyst. A HAN-based propellant decomposition catalyst containing a hexaaluminate type oxide containing a platinum group element, and a method for producing the same, and a one-component thruster including a HAN-based propellant decomposition catalyst are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: IHI CORPORATION, IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAMATA, Shinji IGARASHI, Kengo YAMAMOTO, Aporo FUKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190039606
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device that enables to perform parking according to a desired parking method, and relates to an information processing method, and a program. For respective modes corresponding to parking methods of automatic parking that automatically parks a vehicle, the information processing device calculates respective required times until the automatic parking is completed, and controls displaying of the respective required times corresponding to the modes, thereby enabling to perform desired parking according to the required time until the automatic parking is completed. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an automatic parking system that is incorporated as a part of an automatic driving system with which a vehicle capable of performing automatic driving is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: TAKUYA FUJITA, KENTA KAWAMOTO, SHINJI IGARASHI, ATSUSHI NODA
  • Publication number: 20180329414
    Abstract: Provided is a drive assistance device for assisting driving of a vehicle by using an automatic driving function. Assuming various conditions of the driver, a plurality of notification timings to notify of switching from an automatic driving mode to a manual driving mode is set. Notifying a driver who is drowsing at a notification timing of long premature time allows the driver to have sufficient time margin to be ready for manual driving and to shift to driving action more safely. A driver who is reading a book or operating a smartphone is expected to be able to shift to driving action immediately after a notification, and thus it is sufficient to notify at a notification timing of short premature time, which can reduce inconvenience for the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: SHINJI IGARASHI, NAOKI IDE, KENTA KAWAMOTO, TAKUYA FUJITA, TAKASHI OGATA
  • Patent number: 9896094
    Abstract: A collision avoidance control system includes an ECU, and the ECU calculates an own vehicle course as a course along which an own vehicle is expected to proceed during a first transfer prediction time, and time-dependent own vehicle positions on the own vehicle course, and calculates an oncoming vehicle course as a course along which an oncoming vehicle is expected to proceed during a second transfer prediction time, and time-depending oncoming vehicle positions on the oncoming vehicle course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Nishimura, Shinji Igarashi, Kotaro Saiki
  • Patent number: 9852633
    Abstract: The present invention resides in a travel assist apparatus that performs assist of warning or support so that departure of a vehicle from a traveling lane is avoided, wherein a timing to the assist is to be performed is changed depending on a lane entering angle of an oncoming vehicle and a lane departure angle of a subject vehicle with respect to the traveling lane. Accordingly, the timing at which the assist is to be performed is changed depending on the lane entering angle of the oncoming vehicle and the lane departure angle of the subject vehicle with respect to the traveling lane. Therefore, it is possible to advance the timing at which the assist is to be performed as the possibilities is higher that the behaviors of the oncoming vehicle and the subject vehicle hinder the traveling of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Igarashi, Tomonori Akiyama, Yuki Yoshihama
  • Patent number: 9718469
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide, in a vehicle driving assistance system that provides assistance to avoid a collision between a host vehicle and a three-dimensional object causing an obstruction, a technique for avoiding assistance in which the host vehicle is guided to a region where the presence of a three-dimensional object is unclear. To achieve this object, according to the invention, a grid map, by which an avoidance region in which a three-dimensional object exists, an unclear region in which the existence of a three-dimensional object is unclear, and a safe region in which no three-dimensional objects exist can be distinguished, is created. When the avoidance region exists on the advancement path of the host vehicle, a route that can avoid the avoidance region and passes through the unclear region for a distance not exceeding a threshold is specified, whereupon a steering angle is controlled to cause the host vehicle to travel along the specified route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Matsubara, Shinji Igarashi, Tomonori Akiyama
  • Patent number: 9669826
    Abstract: A driving-assistance device is disclosed. The driving-assistance device in which, when a three-dimensional object is present on a course of a host vehicle, driving assistance for avoiding a collision between the host vehicle and the three-dimensional object is implemented on a condition that an unavoidable three-dimensional object is present in a predetermined range including the course, the driving-assistance device comprises a setting unit configured to set the predetermined range in the vicinity of the host vehicle at a degree of width depending on the three-dimensional object, wherein, when a plurality of the three-dimensional objects are detected within the predetermined range, the setting unit makes the degree of width smaller than when a single three-dimensional object is detected within the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Igarashi, Masayuki Katoh
  • Patent number: 9505401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a driving support apparatus for setting a traveling lane in which a vehicle can travel on the basis of a road marking to indicate a lane boundary or a traveling-prohibited region and performing support by combining steering of the vehicle and deceleration of the vehicle so that the vehicle is allowed to travel in the traveling lane if the vehicle is to be departed from the traveling lane, wherein the steering of the vehicle and the deceleration of the vehicle, which are to be performed when the support is performed so that the vehicle is allowed to travel in the traveling lane, are individually controlled depending on a difference ?Y between a target yaw rate Ytrg and an actual yaw rate Yrea if the actual yaw rate Yrea is smaller than the target yaw rate Ytrg in order not to allow the vehicle to exceed the traveling lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomonori Akiyama, Shinji Igarashi, Yuki Yoshihama
  • Publication number: 20160207534
    Abstract: A collision avoidance control system includes an ECU, and the ECU calculates an own vehicle course as a course along which an own vehicle is expected to proceed during a first transfer prediction time, and time-dependent own vehicle positions on the own vehicle course, and calculates an oncoming vehicle course as a course along which an oncoming vehicle is expected to proceed during a second transfer prediction time, and time-depending oncoming vehicle positions on the oncoming vehicle course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motoki Nishimura, Shinji Igarashi, Kotaro Saiki
  • Patent number: 9208128
    Abstract: A course determining system of a vehicle determines, when two or more objects that are present around the vehicle are detected, whether a passable road which the vehicle can enter is present between the two or more objects, recognizes the two or more objects as a single object when it is determined that there is no passable road between the two or more objects, and determines a running course based on at least one road including the passable road when it is determined that the passable road is present between the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Yoshihama, Tomonori Akiyama, Shinji Igarashi
  • Patent number: 9196162
    Abstract: It is a task of the invention to provide an art that makes it possible to provide driving support suited for the feeling of a driver in a system that supports the avoidance of a collision of a vehicle. In order to achieve this task, according to the invention, in a system that supports the avoidance of a collision of a vehicle, a traveling range as a range of a route on which a host vehicle is to travel in a range of a driving operation to be normally performed by a driver is obtained, driving support is not provided if there is a route that allows a solid body to be avoided within the traveling range, and driving support is provided if there is no route that allows the solid body to be avoided within the traveling range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20150329046
    Abstract: A driving-assistance device 100 makes it a condition for implementing driving assistance for collision avoidance that a normal travel area AR is set in the vicinity of a host vehicle, and that an unavoidable obstacle D is present within the normal travel area AR. Particularly, in the driving-assistance device 100, a degree of width W of the normal travel area AR is set in accordance with a rule based on a type or the like of the obstacle D. For this reason, a timing at which a collision with the obstacle D cannot be avoided within the normal travel area AR (timing at which a condition for implementing driving assistance for collision avoidance is established) becomes variable in accordance with the type or the like of the obstacle D. Thus, it is possible to implement the driving assistance for collision avoidance more appropriate to a driver's intuition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20150307096
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a technique wherein a traveling lane is set as definitely as possible to perform the warning or the support so that a vehicle is allowed to travel smoothly in the traveling lane. The present invention resides in a driving support apparatus for setting a traveling lane in which a vehicle can travel on the basis of a traveling-prohibited region and performing warning or support so that the vehicle is allowed to travel in the traveling lane if the vehicle is to be departed from the traveling lane; wherein the traveling lane is set while raising a level of reliability as information to recognize the traveling lane from the traveling-prohibited region if the traveling-prohibited region is continuous in a travel direction of the vehicle as compared with if the traveling-prohibited region is discontinuous in the travel direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventor: Shinji IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20150283999
    Abstract: A driving-assistance device is disclosed. The driving-assistance device in which, when a three-dimensional object is present on a course of a host vehicle, driving assistance for avoiding a collision between the host vehicle and the three-dimensional object is implemented on a condition that an unavoidable three-dimensional object is present in a predetermined range including the course, the driving-assistance device comprises a setting unit configured to set the predetermined range in the vicinity of the host vehicle at a degree of width depending on the three-dimensional object, wherein, when a plurality of the three-dimensional objects are detected within the predetermined range, the setting unit makes the degree of width smaller than when a single three-dimensional object is detected within the predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Igarashi, Masayuki Katoh