Patents by Inventor Shogo Kimura

Shogo Kimura 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: 9862311
    Abstract: A visual communication apparatus affixed to a vehicle. The visual communication apparatus includes a smart key system that detects a key fob of a user within a keyless detection zone, a projector projecting visual indications on a projecting zone lying on a ground surface of the vehicle, a sensor optically capturing gestures of the user of the vehicle, and an electrical control unit capable of actuated key elements of the vehicle. The visual indications include passive visual indications requiring no activation from the user and active visual indications requiring activations from the user. The activations are performed by gestures of the user on the active visual indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kiriyama, Shogo Kimura, Mineo Kurita
  • Publication number: 20170182933
    Abstract: A visual communication apparatus affixed to a vehicle. The visual communication apparatus includes a smart key system that detects a key fob of a user within a keyless detection zone, a projector projecting visual indications on a projecting zone lying on a ground surface of the vehicle, a sensor optically capturing gestures of the user of the vehicle, and an electrical control unit capable of actuated key elements of the vehicle. The visual indications include passive visual indications requiring no activation from the user and active visual indications requiring activations from the user. The activations are performed by gestures of the user on the active visual indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIRIYAMA, Shogo KIMURA, Mineo KURITA
  • Publication number: 20170120798
    Abstract: A visual communication apparatus affixed to a vehicle. The visual communication apparatus includes a smart key system that detects a key fob of a user within a keyless detection zone, a projector projecting visual indications on a projecting zone lying on a ground surface of the vehicle, a sensor optically capturing gestures of the user of the vehicle, and an electrical control unit capable of actuated key elements of the vehicle. The visual indications include passive visual indications requiring no activation from the user and active visual indications requiring activations from the user. The activations are performed by gestures of the user on the active visual indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIRIYAMA, Shogo KIMURA, Mineo KURITA
  • Patent number: 9616802
    Abstract: A visual communication apparatus affixed to a vehicle. The visual communication apparatus includes a smart key system that detects a key fob of a user within a keyless detection zone, a projector projecting visual indications on a projecting zone lying on a ground surface of the vehicle, a sensor optically capturing gestures of the user of the vehicle, and an electrical control unit capable of actuated key elements of the vehicle. The visual indications include passive visual indications requiring no activation from the user and active visual indications requiring activations from the user. The activations are performed by gestures of the user on the active visual indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kiriyama, Shogo Kimura, Mineo Kurita
  • Patent number: 9600160
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a moving image generation unit configured to generate a parallelly animated moving image in which a plurality of object images are each parallelly animated, the plurality of the object images having been selected from a series of object images that have been generated by extracting a moving object from frame images of a source moving image, and an image output unit configured to output the parallelly animated moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Iida, Shogo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20150162049
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a moving image generation unit configured to generate a parallelly animated moving image in which a plurality of object images are each parallelly animated, the plurality of the object images having been selected from a series of object images that have been generated by extracting a moving object from frame images of a source moving image, and an image output unit configured to output the parallelly animated moving image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Iida, Shogo Kimura
  • Patent number: 8978812
    Abstract: An operator's seat mounting section (11) that is positioned in back side of a floor member (10) includes a seat plate (11D) for mounting an operator's seat (14) and an equipment mounting part (11F) that rises upward from the right side of the seat plate (11D), and a right operating lever assembly (16) is provided in front of the equipment mounting part (11F). A controller accommodating space (21) is provided to be positioned in back side of a console (16A) of the right operating lever assembly (16) and between a side surface (11F1) of the equipment mounting part (11F) of the operator's seat mounting section (11) and the operator's seat (14), and a controller (27) is mounted in the controller accommodating space (21) to control various kinds of electric equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Hiroshi Tabeta
  • Patent number: 8967309
    Abstract: An upper revolving structure (3) includes a revolving frame (5), a floor member (9) which is provided on the revolving frame (5) and a front side of which serves as a footrest section (11) on which an operator rests his or her feet, a cab box (17) which forms an operating room (18) above the floor member (9), and an indoor unit (23) disposed on the floor member (9) to supply sucked air as conditioned air. A lower surface (11B) side of the footrest section (11) of the floor member (9) is formed as a unit mounting surface (12), and, as for the indoor unit (23), a box body (24) is disposed on the lower side of the unit mounting surface (12) and, in this state, the box body (24) is mounted on the unit mounting surface (12) by means of a plurality of bolts (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Tabeta, Hajime Ishii
  • Patent number: 8950801
    Abstract: A floor member comprises a lever-pedal mounting part in a front side, an operator's seat mounting part in a rear side, an indoor unit mounting surface part on which an indoor unit is mounted under the operator's seat mounting part, an entrance surface part which is provided in a door side between the indoor unit mounting surface part and the lever-pedal mounting part and on which an operator places a foot at getting-in/off, and a foot rest part which is surrounded by the lever-pedal mounting part, the indoor unit mounting surface part and the entrance surface part. The indoor unit mounting surface part and the entrance surface part form a successive plane successively extending with each other in a position lower by one step than the lever-pedal mounting part and the foot rest part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura
  • Patent number: 8944493
    Abstract: On a seat base (11) of a floor member (10), a rear surface plate (11C), an operator's seat mounting plate (11D) on which an operator's seat (17) is mounted at a position higher than a footrest area (12) on which the foot is placed, and a duct accommodating space (14) formed in the vertical direction among the rear surface plate (11C), the operator's seat mounting plate (11D), and a rear position (12B) of the footrest area (12) are provided. An indoor air inlet duct (23) having the front surface side opened as a filter fitting hole (25) and introducing air in an occupying space (21) toward an indoor unit (22) of an air-conditioning unit is provided on the duct accommodating space (14). An indoor air filter (26) for catching dusts in the air is provided on the filter fitting hole (25) of the indoor air inlet duct (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Tabeta
  • Patent number: 8925663
    Abstract: An upper revolving structure is provided with a revolving frame, a floor member, and a cab box. On this, an indoor unit for an air conditioner is provided on the floor member, and an outdoor air inlet port is provided by being opened to the outside of the cab box. An outdoor air duct is provided for supplying outdoor air introduced through the outdoor air inlet port toward the indoor unit. In this duct, an intermediate portion is arranged at a high position on the side of an operator's seat, and on this intermediate portion, a filter accommodating portion is provided by being opened into the cab box. In the filter accommodating portion, an outdoor air filter for trapping dusts in the outdoor air flowing through the outdoor air duct is accommodated capable of being attached and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura, Yasuo Ooshima
  • Patent number: 8905173
    Abstract: A cab (8) is provided with a cab box (13) in which a space between each of pillars (14 to 18) is covered by each of surfaces (13A to 13F) and the inside becomes an operator's room (13G) and a door (24) mounted on the left intermediate pillar (16). On a rear surface portion (14D) of the left front pillar (14), a protruding portion (23A1) of a mounting plate (23A) is provided in a state protruding to the door (24) side. On a mounting opening (24E) on the inner surface side of the door (24), a door holding member (28) engaged with an engaging member (23) and holding the door (24) at a closed position is provided. On the door (24), a retreating recessed portion (29) for avoiding interference with the protruding portion (23A1) of the mounting plate (23A) is provided on the front side from the door holding member (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140161578
    Abstract: An operator's seat mounting section (11) that is positioned in back side of a floor member (10) includes a seat plate (11D) for mounting an operator's seat (14) and an equipment mounting part (11F) that rises upward from the right side of the seat plate (11D), and a right operating lever assembly (16) is provided in front of the equipment mounting part (11F). A controller accommodating space (21) is provided to be positioned in back side of a console (16A) of the right operating lever assembly (16) and between a side surface (11F1) of the equipment mounting part (11F) of the operator's seat mounting section (11) and the operator's seat (14), and a controller (27) is mounted in the controller accommodating space (21) to control various kinds of electric equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Hiroshi Tabeta
  • Publication number: 20140124280
    Abstract: On a seat base (11) of a floor member (10), a rear surface plate (11C), an operator's seat mounting plate (11D) on which an operator's seat (17) is mounted at a position higher than a footrest area (12) on which the foot is placed, and a duct accommodating space (14) formed in the vertical direction among the rear surface plate (11C), the operator's seat mounting plate (11D), and a rear position (12B) of the footrest area (12) are provided. An indoor air inlet duct (23) having the front surface side opened as a filter fitting hole (25) and introducing air in an occupying space (21) toward an indoor unit (22) of an air-conditioning unit is provided on the duct accommodating space (14). An indoor air filter (26) for catching dusts in the air is provided on the filter fitting hole (25) of the indoor air inlet duct (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Tabeta
  • Patent number: 8714629
    Abstract: A canopy (23) is provided to rise in an upper revolving structure (3) for covering an upper side of an operator's seat (19). A bend portion (25B) extending in the left-right direction and projecting upward is provided in a front end side of a roof plate (25) in the canopy (23). A plate-shaped left front lifting bracket (26) is provided in a left front connecting portion (24J), and a plate-shaped right front lifting bracket (27) is provided in a right front connecting portion (24L). The left and right front lifting brackets (26, 27) sandwich the bend portion (25B) from both sides in the left-right direction. Further, the left and right front lifting brackets (26, 27) are provided with lifting holes (26A, 27A) and also discharging notches (26B, 27B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeoka, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140070568
    Abstract: A floor member comprises a lever-pedal mounting part in a front side, an operator's seat mounting part in a rear side, an indoor unit mounting surface part on which an indoor unit is mounted under the operator's seat mounting part, an entrance surface part which is provided in a door side between the indoor unit mounting surface part and the lever-pedal mounting part and on which an operator places a foot at getting-in/off, and a foot rest part which is surrounded by the lever-pedal mounting part, the indoor unit mounting surface part and the entrance surface part. The indoor unit mounting surface part and the entrance surface part form a successive plane successively extending with each other in a position lower by one step than the lever-pedal mounting part and the foot rest part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140017053
    Abstract: An entrance way is provided on a left front surface surrounded by the left front pillar, the left intermediate pillar, and the left front roof pillar of the cab box, and a door for opening/closing this entrance way is mounted rotatably on a left intermediate pillar. A seal member for sealing the entire periphery of the cab box when the door is closed is provided in the periphery of the door. On the lower side of the left front roof pillar, a seal receiving member is provided separately from the left front roof pillar, and this seal receiving member forms a seal receiving surface with which an upper seal portion extending in the front-rear direction at an upper side position of the seal member is brought into contact when the door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130322999
    Abstract: A cab (8) is provided with a cab box (13) in which a space between each of pillars (14 to 18) is covered by each of surfaces (13A to 13F) and the inside becomes an operator's room (13G) and a door (24) mounted on the left intermediate pillar (16). On a rear surface portion (14D) of the left front pillar (14), a protruding portion (23A1) of a mounting plate (23A) is provided in a state protruding to the door (24) side. On a mounting opening (24E) on the inner surface side of the door (24), a door holding member (28) engaged with an engaging member (23) and holding the door (24) at a closed position is provided. On the door (24), a retreating recessed portion (29) for avoiding interference with the protruding portion (23A1) of the mounting plate (23A) is provided on the front side from the door holding member (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Kimura, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130302125
    Abstract: An upper revolving structure is provided with a revolving frame, a floor member, and a cab box. On this, an indoor unit for an air conditioner is provided on the floor member, and an outdoor air inlet port is provided by being opened to the outside of the cab box. An outdoor air duct is provided for supplying outdoor air introduced through the outdoor air inlet port toward the indoor unit. In this duct, an intermediate portion is arranged at a high position on the side of an operator's seat, and on this intermediate portion, a filter accommodating portion is provided by being opened into the cab box. In the filter accommodating portion, an outdoor air filter for trapping dusts in the outdoor air flowing through the outdoor air duct is accommodated capable of being attached and removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tabeta, Shogo Kimura, Yasuo Ooshima
  • Publication number: 20130285413
    Abstract: A canopy (23) is provided to rise in an upper revolving structure (3) for covering an upper side of an operator's seat (19). A bend portion (25B) extending in the left-right direction and projecting upward is provided in a front end side of a roof plate (25) in the canopy (23). A plate-shaped left front lifting bracket (26) is provided in a left front connecting portion (24J), and a plate-shaped right front lifting bracket (27) is provided in a right front connecting portion (24L). The left and right front lifting brackets (26, 27) sandwich the bend portion (25B) from both sides in the left-right direction. Further, the left and right front lifting brackets (26, 27) are provided with lifting holes (26A, 27A) and also discharging notches (26B, 27B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeoka, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Kimura