Patents by Inventor Shoji Kakinuma

Shoji Kakinuma 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: 11422657
    Abstract: A control surface has a first area configured to accept a first operation performed with an object for enabling a first function of the controlled device, a second area configured to accept a second operation performed with the object for enabling a second function of the controlled device, and a third area located between the first and second areas. A processing device is configured to: enable the third area to accept the first operation in a case where it is determined that an object contacts or approaches the first area; enable the third area to accept the second operation in a case where it is determined that the object contacts or approaches the second area; and disable acceptance of the first operation and the second operation in a case where it is determined that the objects contacts or approaches the third area prior to the first and second areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Takao Imai, Itaru Watanabe, Shoji Kakinuma
  • Publication number: 20210223930
    Abstract: A control surface has a first area configured to accept a first operation performed with an object for enabling a first function of the controlled device, a second area configured to accept a second operation performed with the object for enabling a second function of the controlled device, and a third area located between the first and second areas. A processing device is configured to: enable the third area to accept the first operation in a case where it is determined that an object contacts or approaches the first area; enable the third area to accept the second operation in a case where it is determined that the object contacts or approaches the second area; and disable acceptance of the first operation and the second operation in a case where it is determined that the objects contacts or approaches the third area prior to the first and second areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Takao IMAI, Itaru WATANABE, Shoji KAKINUMA
  • Publication number: 20210223937
    Abstract: A control surface has a first area configured to accept a first operation performed with an object for enabling a first function of the controlled device, and a second area configured to accept a second operation performed with the object for enabling a second function of the controlled device. A detector is configured to detect an electrostatic capacity between the control surface and the object. A processing device is configured to: determine that the object contacts or approaches the first area or the second area, based on the electrostatic capacity; enlarge the first area in a case where it is determined that the object contacts or approaches the first area; and enlarge the second area in a case where it is determined that the object contacts or approaches the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Takao IMAI, Itaru WATANABE, Shoji KAKINUMA
  • Patent number: 10866693
    Abstract: A display control device includes an operation information acquisition unit and a cursor coordinate controller. The cursor coordinate controller is configured to, in a state in which a cursor is set to a predetermined selection item, when operation information is acquired from the operation information acquisition unit, and when, based on a position of the cursor on a display surface of a display device, the selection item is included in a search area that is set in a direction corresponding to an operation direction included in the operation information on the display surface, select the selection item at a position closest to a reference point of the cursor in the direction corresponding to the operation direction as the selection item to be a movement destination of the cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD., PANASONIC CORPORATION, HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shoji Kakinuma, Kensuke Hanaoka, Yusuke Takeuchi, Satoru Akashi, Yoshito Momiyama, Kazuyuki Ueda, Kazuhiro Kamiya, Hitoshi Araki, Kentaro Kakuse
  • Patent number: 10809823
    Abstract: An input system includes a first touch input unit on which a touch operation is performed; a second touch input unit on which a touch operation is performed; and a processing unit configured to control display of a display unit using operation information that is acquired from any one touch input unit of the first touch input unit and the second touch input unit. The processing unit does not use operation information from an other touch input unit of the first touch input unit and the second touch input unit in display control for the display unit until a non-input time of the one touch input unit exceeds a first predetermined cancellation time, the non-input time of the one touch input unit being a time during which there is no input to the one touch input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji Kakinuma, Koshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10809872
    Abstract: A display control device includes a receiving portion configured to receive operation information input to a touch input portion, the touch input portion being located away from a display portion; and a processing portion configured to control display on the display portion in accordance with the operation information that is received by the receiving portion. The processing portion is configured to cause the display portion to display an image in which a cursor is disposed inside a plurality of icons that are circumferentially disposed, and the processing portion is configured to move the cursor to an icon among the plurality of icons, the icon being located in a direction of a slide operation received by the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji Kakinuma, Hirotake Sano, Tatsuya Tanizawa, Akihiro Ueda, Koshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10496236
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display configured to show a first screen and a second screen and circuitry configured to control a position of a cursor on the first screen, on the second screen, and between the first and second screens. The circuitry moves the cursor from the first screen to the second screen if the cursor is located in a peripheral region when the user performs an operation to move the cursor from the first screen to the second screen. The circuitry restricts movement of the cursor from the first screen to the second screen if the cursor is located outside the peripheral region when the user performs an operation to move the cursor from the first screen to the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji Kakinuma, Hiroshi Shikata, Ryota Hamabe
  • Publication number: 20190121457
    Abstract: An input system includes a first touch input unit on which a touch operation is performed; a second touch input unit on which a touch operation is performed; and a processing unit configured to control display of a display unit using operation information that is acquired from any one touch input unit of the first touch input unit and the second touch input unit. The processing unit does not use operation information from an other touch input unit of the first touch input unit and the second touch input unit in display control for the display unit until a non-input time of the one touch input unit exceeds a first predetermined cancellation time, the non-input time of the one touch input unit being a time during which there is no input to the one touch input unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji KAKINUMA, Koshi ITO
  • Publication number: 20190107934
    Abstract: A display control device includes a receiving portion configured to receive operation information input to a touch input portion, the touch input portion being located away from a display portion; and a processing portion configured to control display on the display portion in accordance with the operation information that is received by the receiving portion. The processing portion is configured to cause the display portion to display an image in which a cursor is disposed inside a plurality of icons that are circumferentially disposed, and the processing portion is configured to move the cursor to an icon among the plurality of icons, the icon being located in a direction of a slide operation received by the receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji KAKINUMA, Hirotake SANO, Tatsuya TANIZAWA, Akihiro UEDA, Koshi ITO
  • Publication number: 20190102050
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a receiving unit configured to receive operation information input into a touch input portion placed at a position distanced from a display portion; and a processing unit configured to control display of the display portion according to the operation information received by the receiving unit. The processing unit is configured to display a plurality of first options belonging to a first hierarchy, a plurality of second options belonging to a second hierarchy as a hierarchy subsequent to the first hierarchy, and a cursor placed at one of the plurality of second options on the display portion when the receiving unit receives a selection operation in a state where the cursor is placed at one of the plurality of first options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji KAKINUMA, Hirotake SANO, Tatsuya TANIZAWA, Akihiro UEDA, Koshi ITO
  • Patent number: 10180756
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes: a touchpad that detects an input position; a display unit; and a calculation device configured to: move a display position of a cursor in steps in an identical direction to a variation direction of the input position detected by the touchpad every time the input position varies in an identical direction by a predetermined unit amount; calculate the number of movement steps and the adjustment amount by dividing a value by the predetermined unit amount when the variation direction of the input position calculated during a first predetermined period is equal to a variation direction of the input position calculated during a second predetermined period, the value obtained by adding the adjustment amount calculated during the second predetermined period to the displacement amount calculated during the first predetermined period, the second predetermined period being a predetermined period immediately preceding the first predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji Kakinuma, Hiroshi Shikata, Ryota Hamabe
  • Publication number: 20180150201
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display configured to show a first screen and a second screen and circuitry configured to control a position of a cursor on the first screen, on the second screen, and between the first and second screens. The circuitry moves the cursor from the first screen to the second screen if the cursor is located in a peripheral region when the user performs an operation to move the cursor from the first screen to the second screen. The circuitry restricts movement of the cursor from the first screen to the second screen if the cursor is located outside the peripheral region when the user performs an operation to move the cursor from the first screen to the second screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji KAKINUMA, Hiroshi SHIKATA, Ryota HAMABE
  • Publication number: 20180150190
    Abstract: A display control device includes an operation information acquisition unit and a cursor coordinate controller. The cursor coordinate controller is configured to, in a state in which a cursor is set to a predetermined selection item, when operation information is acquired from the operation information acquisition unit, and when, based on a position of the cursor on a display surface of a display device, the selection item is included in a search area that is set in a direction corresponding to an operation direction included in the operation information on the display surface, select the selection item at a position closest to a reference point of the cursor in the direction corresponding to the operation direction as the selection item to be a movement destination of the cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD., PANASONIC CORPORATION, HARMAN INTERNATIONAL JAPAN CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji KAKINUMA, Kensuke HANAOKA, Yusuke TAKEUCHI, Satoru AKASHI, Yoshito MOMIYAMA, Kazuyuki UEDA, Kazuhiro KAMIYA, Hitoshi ARAKI, Kentaro KAKUSE
  • Patent number: 9891752
    Abstract: A touch operation detection apparatus includes a touch pad that has an operation surface touchable by an operator's body, and has a plurality of electrostatic sensors incorporated therein each of which detects electrostatic capacitance that is variable according to a touch on the operation surface; a number-of-touched-point determination part that determines whether the number of touched points at which touches are made on the operation surface of the touch pad is greater than or equal to 2 based on signals from the electrostatic sensors; and a sensitivity adjustment execution part that executes a sensitivity adjustment concerning the touch against the operation surface of the touch pad when the number-of-touched-point determination part determines that the number of touched points is greater than or equal to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shoji Kakinuma
  • Patent number: 9823780
    Abstract: A touch operation detection apparatus includes a touch pad that has an operation surface touchable by an operator's body, and has a plurality of electrostatic sensors incorporated therein each of which detects electrostatic capacitance that is variable according to a touch on the operation surface; a number-of-touched-point determination part that determines whether there are a plurality of touched points at which touches are made on the operation surface of the touch pad based on signals from the electrostatic sensors; and a sensitivity adjustment execution part that executes a sensitivity adjustment concerning the touch on the operation surface of the touch pad when the number-of-touched-point determination part determines that there are the plurality of touched points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shoji Kakinuma
  • Publication number: 20170185229
    Abstract: A touch operation detection apparatus includes a touch pad that has an operation surface touchable by an operator's body, and has a plurality of electrostatic sensors incorporated therein each of which detects electrostatic capacitance that is variable according to a touch on the operation surface; a number-of-touched-point determination part that determines whether there are a plurality of touched points at which touches are made on the operation surface of the touch pad based on signals from the electrostatic sensors; and a sensitivity adjustment execution part that executes a sensitivity adjustment concerning the touch on the operation surface of the touch pad when the number-of-touched-point determination part determines that there are the plurality of touched points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shoji KAKINUMA
  • Publication number: 20170024076
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes: a touchpad that detects an input position; a display unit; and a calculation device configured to: move a display position of a cursor in steps in an identical direction to a variation direction of the input position detected by the touchpad every time the input position varies in an identical direction by a predetermined unit amount; calculate the number of movement steps and the adjustment amount by dividing a value by the predetermined unit amount when the variation direction of the input position calculated during a first predetermined period is equal to a variation direction of the input position calculated during a second predetermined period, the value obtained by adding the adjustment amount calculated during the second predetermined period to the displacement amount calculated during the first predetermined period, the second predetermined period being a predetermined period immediately preceding the first predetermined period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji KAKINUMA, Hiroshi SHIKATA, Ryota HAMABE
  • Publication number: 20160170561
    Abstract: A touch operation detection apparatus includes a touch pad that has an operation surface touchable by an operator's body, and has a plurality of electrostatic sensors incorporated therein each of which detects electrostatic capacitance that is variable according to a touch on the operation surface; a number-of-touched-point determination part that determines whether the number of touched points at which touches are made on the operation surface of the touch pad is greater than or equal to 2 based on signals from the electrostatic sensors; and a sensitivity adjustment execution part that executes a sensitivity adjustment concerning the touch against the operation surface of the touch pad when the number-of-touched-point determination part determines that the number of touched points is greater than or equal to 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Shoji KAKINUMA
  • Patent number: 9299205
    Abstract: A keyless entry system including multiple portable devices and an in-vehicle device controlling smart lock and smart unlock of a vehicle door is disclosed. The in-vehicle device includes an vehicle-cabin-inside portable determination section, which when locking the vehicle door by the auto-lock function, determines whether or not there is the portable device located inside the vehicle cabin, and a disabled state release section that releases the disabled states of all of the portable devices when the vehicle-cabin-inside portable determination section determines that there is no portable device located inside the vehicle cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuuto Kameyama, Tomoyuki Funayama, Shoji Kakinuma
  • Publication number: 20150254963
    Abstract: A vehicle warning system includes a detecting portion that is provided on each of a plurality of doors of a vehicle, and detects whether each of the doors is open, including ajar, or closed; a warning portion that warns that one of the doors is open, when it is detected by the detecting portion that at least one of the doors is open; and a storing portion that stores information indicating a door type of the door that was detected as being open by the detecting portion, at a point at which the warnings starts, from among the doors. The warning portion stops the warning and issues an additional warning of a different pattern, according to the door type stored by the storing portion, when any of the doors are opened from a closed state while the warning is being issued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shoji KAKINUMA