Patents by Inventor Susumu Iwamoto

Susumu Iwamoto 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: 20210107509
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a service management device configured to manage a predetermined service provided in a state in which a user is not using an automated driving vehicle in an out-of-use period which is set in a usage schedule of the automated driving vehicle by the user, and a controller configured to generate an action plan of the automated driving vehicle in the out-of-use period according to the predetermined service managed by the service management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takafumi Hirose, Naoto Yasuda, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20210107529
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control system including a reception unit (30, 20, 510) that receives setting of a use schedule of an automatic driving vehicle by a user, and a control unit (146, 520) that causes the automatic driving vehicle to travel as a taxi from a starting time of a period in which the user does not use the automatic driving vehicle to a termination time and causes the automatic driving vehicle to travel so that the automatic driving vehicle returns to a location designated by the user by the termination time, with reference to the use schedule received by the reception unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takafumi Hirose, Naoto Yasuda, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10921813
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognition unit (130) that is configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a subject vehicle that is able to be automatically driven, and a control unit (120, 160) that is configured to perform a predetermined operation with respect to a cause of obstruction to traffic of a traffic participant due to a predetermined contact of the subject vehicle in a case that the recognition unit recognizes that the predetermined contact of the subject vehicle has occurred, and the control unit differentiates an operation that is executed in a case that it is recognized that an occupant is not onboard the subject vehicle from an operation that is executed in a case that it is recognized that the occupant is onboard the subject vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Yasuda, Takafumi Hirose, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Makoto Nakatsuka, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10880694
    Abstract: A service assistance device includes an acquirer configured to acquire position information associated with each of a plurality of users and movement direction information associated with each of the plurality of users; a group former configured to group some or all of the plurality of users on the basis of the position information and the movement direction information; and a service specifier configured to specify a service for the users on the basis of attributes of the users included in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Seiichi Yamamoto, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20200395344
    Abstract: The semiconductor device includes a substrate having a main surface, a plurality of conductive patterns provided on the main surface, a plurality of switching elements disposed on one of the conductive patterns, each switching element having a first electrode and a second electrode and being connected to the one of the conductive patterns through its first or second electrode, and at least one first wiring member each directly connecting the first electrodes of two switching elements that are respectively disposed on different conductive patterns and are electrically connected in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunta HORIE, Susumu IWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10706711
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognizer (130) that recognizes a surrounding situation of an automatically driven vehicle, and a driving controller (120, 160) that automatically controls acceleration/deceleration and steering of the automatically driven vehicle on the basis of a result of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer and also includes a situation information acquirer that acquires situation information indicating an in-vehicle situation of an automatically driven vehicle, a detector that detects a forgotten item that is left in the automatically driven vehicle on the basis of the situation information acquired by the situation information acquirer, and a controller that controls the automatically driven vehicle on the basis of a result of the detection of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Hirose, Naoto Yasuda, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20200175633
    Abstract: A rideshare management system includes: a communicator configured to communicate with a plurality of terminal devices used by a plurality of users; an acquirer configured to acquire use requests from the plurality of users in which a use condition including at least a desired access place is defined; a user arrival situation monitor configured to monitor an arrival situation of the users at a predetermined place derived according to the desired access place; and a service manager configured to search for an available vehicle according to the use condition included in the use requests and determine a vehicle service schedule and configured to determine a user accessing the vehicle at the predetermined place according to the arrival situation of the users monitored by the user arrival situation monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Seiichi Yamamoto, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20200175558
    Abstract: A ridesharing management device includes: a communicator configured to communicate with a plurality of terminal devices used by a plurality of users; an acquirer configured to acquire pick-up requests of the plurality of users in which a use condition including at least a desired pick-up place is defined; and a service manager configured to perform a grouping process of grouping users associated with the use condition and an allocating process of allocating a vehicle which is able to be used by the grouped users according to the use condition included in the pick-up request and configured to determine a pick-up place at which the allocated vehicle is picked up so that the grouped users are able to be assembled according to results of the grouping process and the allocating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Susumu Iwamoto, Seiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10566966
    Abstract: A semiconductor device of the present invention suppresses high frequency noise caused in a semiconductor device incorporating SiC elements. The semiconductor device includes semiconductor elements connected in series, a SiC diode element connected in parallel to the semiconductor element, and an oscillation suppressing circuit being connected in parallel to the semiconductor element and the SiC diode element and suppressing voltage fluctuation caused in the SiC diode element in response to turn-ons of the semiconductor element. The oscillation suppressing circuit suppresses voltage fluctuation caused in the SiC diode element in response to turn-ons of the semiconductor element thereby improving reliability of the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotaka Matsuda, Seiki Igarashi, Hideaki Kakiki, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190306779
    Abstract: A vehicle communication control method for controlling communication between a vehicle communication device mounted in a vehicle and an out-of-vehicle communication device includes causing one or more computers to determine whether an information usage amount that is an index value indicating the amount of information communicated between the vehicle communication device and the out-of-vehicle communication device has exceeded a predetermined amount and to restrict communication between the vehicle and the out-of-vehicle communication device in a case that the predetermined amount has been exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Susumu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10431520
    Abstract: A space having a certain thickness is provided between a metal base and a heat-dissipation fin set or the like. A semiconductor device is provided, including: a package portion; a metal base which is housed in the package portion and is exposed at a lower surface of the package portion; a semiconductor chip which is housed in the package portion and is placed above the metal base; and a frame portion provided to surround a penetration space penetrating the package portion, wherein a lower end of the frame portion protrudes below the lower surface of the package portion and a lower surface of the metal base. It is preferable that the frame portion is inserted in the penetration space after the penetration space is formed in the package portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190289950
    Abstract: an information processing method in which an electronic device embedded in footwear or attached to the footwear. The footwear having a communicator configured to communicate with one or more external terminals executes an authentication step of authenticating, whether or not a user wearing the footwear is an authorized user, an acquisition step of acquiring at least a payment request of a reward for the user wearing the footwear from the one or more external terminals via the communicator when the authentication has succeeded, an acceptance step of accepting the acquired payment request in accordance with a prescribed action performed by the user, and a transmission step of transmitting an acceptance result to the one or more external terminals via the communicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsumoto, Toshihiro Yamaguchi, Kazuyuki Kosei, Kota Yamanaka, Hiroshi Kimura, Hiroki Yoshino, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190294174
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a determination result generation unit that generates a first determination result made by an occupant or a device mounted on a subject vehicle in relation to a first matter that is related to traveling of the subject vehicle and generates a second determination result by performing determination based on learning data in relation to a second matter that is related to the first determination result, and a determination decision unit that decides a determination related to the first matter and the second matter based on the first determination result, the second determination result, and external information, in a case where the first determination result and the second determination result are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190286129
    Abstract: A vehicle use system includes an authentication information assignor that assigns authentication information for using a vehicle to a user, an authenticator (180) that acquires the authentication information to permit use of the vehicle, at least a part of the authenticator being mounted in the vehicle (100), and a driving controller (220, 260) that automatedly controls acceleration, deceleration, and steering of the vehicle, in which the authentication information assignor assigns the authentication information in which constraints are applied to both a time period and an area in which traveling is possible to the user, and the driving controller enables the user to use the vehicle in a range of the constraints applied to the authentication information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naoto Yasuda, Takafumi Hirose, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190286144
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a detection unit (132) configured to detect an abnormal factor occurring in an own vehicle capable of performing automatic driving, and a control unit (180, 190) configured to supply information for recovering the own vehicle from the abnormal factor to the outside of the own vehicle in a case that the own vehicle stops due to the abnormal factor detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naoto Yasuda, Takafumi Hirose, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190286135
    Abstract: A vehicle control device including: a recognition unit (130) that recognizes a surrounding situation of a subject vehicle and recognizes a state of a vehicle occupant having boarded the subject vehicle; and a driving control unit (140 or 160) that controls steering and acceleration/deceleration of the subject vehicle on the basis of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognition unit, wherein, in a case in which the subject vehicle is parked, the driving control unit sets a parking completion state in a case in which it is recognized by the recognition unit that no vehicle occupant has boarded the subject vehicle to be different from a parking completion state in a case in which it is recognized by the recognition unit that a vehicle occupant has boarded the subject vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naoto Yasuda, Takafumi Hirose, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190286163
    Abstract: An automatic driving control device (100) includes a recognition unit (130) which recognizes a peripheral situation of an automatic driving vehicle, and driving control units (120 and 160) which automatically control acceleration/deceleration and steering of the automatic driving vehicle on the basis of the peripheral situation recognized by the recognition unit, performs control such that a host vehicle and the other vehicles perform platooning on the basis of a result of the communication with other vehicles, selects one or more vehicles satisfying a first condition as a preceding vehicle among platooning vehicles, and determines that the one or more vehicles separately travel as the preceding vehicle preceding the platooning vehicles by a distance larger than an inter-vehicle distance between the platooning vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naoto Yasuda, Takafumi Hirose, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190278278
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognition unit (130) that is configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a subject vehicle that is able to be automatically driven, and a control unit (120, 160) that is configured to perform a predetermined operation with respect to a cause of obstruction to traffic of a traffic participant due to a predetermined contact of the subject vehicle in a case that the recognition unit recognizes that the predetermined contact of the subject vehicle has occurred, and the control unit differentiates an operation that is executed in a case that it is recognized that an occupant is not onboard the subject vehicle from an operation that is executed in a case that it is recognized that the occupant is onboard the subject vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Naoto Yasuda, Takafumi Hirose, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Makoto Nakatsuka, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190276031
    Abstract: Provided a vehicle management system including an information acquirer (182) that acquires information indicating a mode of use of a vehicle on the basis of information acquired by a vehicle device mounted in the vehicle or information received from an external device, a determiner (183) that determines whether an occupant of the vehicle is a restricted person who is subject to restriction of use of an object within the vehicle in accordance with the mode of use of the vehicle acquired by the information acquirer, and a restricting processor (184) that executes a restricting process related to use of the object in a case where the occupant is determined to be the restricted person by the determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takafumi Hirose, Naoto Yasuda, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190279487
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognizer (130) that recognizes a surrounding situation of an automatically driven vehicle, and a driving controller (120, 160) that automatically controls acceleration/deceleration and steering of the automatically driven vehicle on the basis of a result of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer and also includes a situation information acquirer that acquires situation information indicating an in-vehicle situation of an automatically driven vehicle, a detector that detects a forgotten item that is left in the automatically driven vehicle on the basis of the situation information acquired by the situation information acquirer, and a controller that controls the automatically driven vehicle on the basis of a result of the detection of the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takafumi Hirose, Naoto Yasuda, Yuki Oshitani, Susumu Iwamoto