Patents by Inventor Tadashi Kurihara

Tadashi Kurihara 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: 11257376
    Abstract: Forecasting a mobile body distribution situation after a prescribed time by forecasting an excursion action of a mobile body on the basis of an inter-facility movement correlation of the mobile body. A server system includes an inter-facility movement computation part for computing a facility staying time estimate, an inter-facility movement time estimate, and an inter-facility movement correlation on the basis of a trend in past position information from the mobile body, a plurality of pieces of facility information, and map information wherein a road map is included; a receiving part for receiving present position information of a plurality of the mobile bodies; and a mobile body distribution situation forecast part for forecasting the distribution situation of the mobile bodies after a prescribed time on the basis of the inter-facility movement correlation and the present position information of the plurality of mobile bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Fukumori, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Tadashi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 11227491
    Abstract: An information analysis device is provided with: a visit information database update unit that receives position information pertaining to a plurality of vehicles; a storage unit that stores map information including the position of a facility that the plurality of vehicles can visit, and a route on which the plurality of vehicles can travel; and a visit rate calculation unit that specifies information pertaining to a visit to the facility by the moving body and a number of moving bodies passing through a region that corresponds to the facility on the basis of the position information and the map information, and calculates the rate at which the moving body visits the facility on the basis of the result of specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Tadashi Kurihara, Minoru Fukumori
  • Patent number: 11105647
    Abstract: To statistically analyze information on the path of ra movement of a moving body. An information analysis device includes a communication unit that receives position information for a vehicle, a memory unit that stores map information pertaining to roads over which the vehicle can travel and position information concerning facilities, a visit frequency calculator that calculates the frequency at which the vehicle visits a facility on the basis of facility information concerning the facility, and a travel path specification unit that specifies the vehicle that has made a plurality of visits to the facility on the basis of the results of calculations made by the visit frequency calculator and specifies the travel path to the facility for the specified vehicle from the position information and the map information pertaining to the roads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Fukumori, Shunsuke Kawasaki, Tadashi Kurihara, Yoshiaki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11081003
    Abstract: A map-providing server includes: a travel information database creation unit that receives position information of a vehicle and vehicle brake application information; a place of residence estimation unit that estimates the position of the place of residence of a vehicle; a sudden braking location identification unit that identifies a location of the occurrence of vehicle sudden braking from information from the travel information database creation unit; a unit for determining the cause of sudden braking, which determines whether the location where sudden braking has occurred locally, at a position within a predetermined range from the position of the place of residence of the user of the vehicle; and a unit for recording sudden braking information that records, on map information, the location where sudden braking has occurred, in association with information indicating whether the vehicle user is a local resident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Minoru Fukumori, Yoshiaki Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20210125196
    Abstract: An information analysis device, provided with: a communication unit for receiving position information for a plurality of vehicles; a storage unit for storing map information including the positions of a plurality of facilities and customer visit data for customer visits to at least one or more facilities from among the plurality of facilities; a moving body visit determining unit for storing moving body visit data for visits by the plurality of vehicles to the facility, on the basis of the map information and the position information for the plurality of vehicles; a moving body visit ratio calculation unit for calculating the moving body visit ratio, which is the ratio between the number of moving body visits and the number of customer visits, for the facility; and a customer visit number calculation unit for calculating a hypothetical number of customer visits to the designated facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Tadashi Kurihara, Minoru Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20210118297
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to set a more suitable region to carry out an analysis. Provided is an information analysis device including a communication unit, which receives position information of a plurality of vehicles, a storage unit, which stores map information that includes facility positions relating to a plurality of facilities, and segment line information, which has been created using identification factors that are included in the map information, and an analysis information generation unit, which, on the basis of the received position information, identifies, for each vehicle that has visited any of the plurality of facilities, the start position in the outbound route and/or the parking position in the return route when the facility in question has been visited, and generates analysis information for displaying the identified position overlaid with the map information for each region as segmented by the segment line information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kawasaki, Tadashi Kurihara, Minoru Fukumori, Yoshiaki Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20210081030
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display which performs digital display; a sensor which detects use of the display apparatus by a user; and at least one processor. The processor controls the display to set a digital display to be in a burn-in prevention state in a first time period. When the sensor detects use in a second time period including the first time period, the processor stops the burn-in prevention state and changes data regarding setting of the first time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Tadashi KURIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210027618
    Abstract: An information analysis device is provided with: a visit information database update unit that receives position information pertaining to a plurality of vehicles; a storage unit that stores map information including the position of a facility that the plurality of vehicles can visit, and a route on which the plurality of vehicles can travel; and a visit rate calculation unit that specifies information pertaining to a visit to the facility by the moving body and a number of moving bodies passing through a region that corresponds to the facility on the basis of the position information and the map information, and calculates the rate at which the moving body visits the facility on the basis of the result of specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Tadashi Kurihara, Minoru Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20200410859
    Abstract: A map-providing server includes: a travel information database creation unit that receives position information of a vehicle and vehicle brake application information; a place of residence estimation unit that estimates the position of the place of residence of a vehicle; a sudden braking location identification unit that identifies a location of the occurrence of vehicle sudden braking from information from the travel information database creation unit; a unit for determining the cause of sudden braking, which determines whether the location where sudden braking has occurred locally, at a position within a predetermined range from the position of the place of residence of the user of the vehicle; and a unit for recording sudden braking information that records, on map information, the location where sudden braking has occurred, in association with information indicating whether the vehicle user is a local resident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Minoru Fukumori, Yoshiaki Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20200342765
    Abstract: Forecasting a mobile body distribution situation after a prescribed time by forecasting an excursion action of a mobile body on the basis of an inter-facility movement correlation of the mobile body. A server system includes an inter-facility movement computation part for computing a facility staying time estimate, an inter-facility movement time estimate, and an inter-facility movement correlation on the basis of a trend in past position information from the mobile body, a plurality of pieces of facility information, and map information wherein a road map is included; a receiving part for receiving present position information of a plurality of the mobile bodies; and a mobile body distribution situation forecast part for forecasting the distribution situation of the mobile bodies after a prescribed time on the basis of the inter-facility movement correlation and the present position information of the plurality of mobile bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru Fukumori, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Tadashi Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20200342336
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to recommend a facility to visit, without requiring installation of special equipment in facilities. A visiting-facility recommending device is provided with: a communication unit that receives the current positions of a plurality of mobile bodies; a storage unit in which road map information and information about a plurality of facilities are saved; a staying-facility estimating unit that estimates a staying facility at which a target mobile body, which is a mobile body chosen as an estimation target, is staying; a movement-correlation calculating unit that calculates movement correlations among the plurality of facilities from past movement histories of the plurality of mobile bodies among the facilities; and a facility recommending unit that selects a facility recommended to be visited next on the basis of the estimated staying facility and the calculated movement correlations among the facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki SUGIMOTO, Tadashi KURIHARA, Minoru FUKUMORI
  • Patent number: 10764711
    Abstract: A content distribution server is provided with: a storage unit, which stores a plurality of pieces of content related to a facility; an acquisition unit, which acquires, from an in-vehicle navigation device of the vehicle, any one or both of starting information on a vehicle and location information on the vehicle, as information for determination; and a content distribution unit, which distributes content stored in the storage unit to a mobile terminal. The content distribution unit determines, on the basis of the information for determination acquired by the acquisition unit, whether a user can visit the facility by the vehicle, and determines, on the basis of the determination result, which content in the plurality of pieces of content stored in the storage unit is distributed to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Minoru Fukumori, Shunsuke Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20200132493
    Abstract: To statistically analyze information on the path of ra movement of a moving body. An information analysis device includes a communication unit that receives position information for a vehicle, a memory unit that stores map information pertaining to roads over which the vehicle can travel and position information concerning facilities, a visit frequency calculator that calculates the frequency at which the vehicle visits a facility on the basis of facility information concerning the facility, and a travel path specification unit that specifies the vehicle that has made a plurality of visits to the facility on the basis of the results of calculations made by the visit frequency calculator and specifies the travel path to the facility for the specified vehicle from the position information and the map information pertaining to the roads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru Fukumori, Shunsuke Kawasaki, Tadashi Kurihara, Yoshiaki Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20200092673
    Abstract: A content distribution server is provided with: a storage unit, which stores a plurality of pieces of content related to a facility; an acquisition unit, which acquires, from an in-vehicle navigation device of the vehicle, any one or both of starting information on a vehicle and location information on the vehicle, as information for determination; and a content distribution unit, which distributes content stored in the storage unit to a mobile terminal. The content distribution unit determines, on the basis of the information for determination acquired by the acquisition unit, whether a user can visit the facility by the vehicle, and determines, on the basis of the determination result, which content in the plurality of pieces of content stored in the storage unit is distributed to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Minoru Fukumori, Shunsuke Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20200065917
    Abstract: A highly reliable facility evaluation information (rating information) that is free of arbitrary ratings. A server system includes a facility rating information creation and updating unit that grants a rating with regard to a facility to be rated on the basis of parking information. The parking information is obtained by assessing whether the present position of a mobile body, which is being carried together with a vehicle, has been parked in the area of the facility to be rated whereat parking is possible. A facility rating provision unit that outputs the rating regarding to the facility to be rated, which has been granted by the facility rating information creation and updating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Hiroshi Inoue, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Satoru Minowa, Minoru Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20180283893
    Abstract: Analysis information capable of informing an accurate analysis result is generated while individual information is protected. An information analysis device 30 includes a communication unit 33 receiving position information of a plurality of vehicles 60; a storage unit 32 storing map information 321 including a facility position relevant to a facility; and a control unit 31 generating analysis information for displaying the position information of the vehicle 60 visiting to the facility, which is time-discretely changed, to be superimposed on the map information 321 at a predetermined transmissivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Minoru Fukumori, Shunsuke Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 7555890
    Abstract: A combined cycle power plant of the present invention is configured of a compressor; a combustor for combusting compressed air compressed by the compressor together with supplied fuel; a gas turbine driven by a combustion gas exhausted from the combustor; a heat recovery steam generator for recovering high temperature exhaust heat exhausted from the gas turbine; a steam turbine driven by steam obtained from the heat recovery steam generator; and an exhaust gas duct having an HRSG inlet duct that is provided between the gas turbine and the heat recovery steam generator and introduces an exhaust passage into the heat recovery steam generator, and a bypass stack that leads the exhaust gas outside, wherein the exhaust duct is configured of a damper, a damper drive for changing any of angle and opening of the damper, and a guide mechanism for preventing a vibration of the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated, Babcock-Hitachi K.K.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Toshinori Shigenaka, Kazuhiro Takenaga, Shoji Nagai, Shinichi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7083399
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a housing having a compression portion for compressing refrigerant, a motor for driving the compression portion, and a drive circuit for controlling the motor. A connection member having a plate shape is disposed at one end of the motor. The connection member connects a plurality of coils of the motor to the drive circuit. In such motor-driven compressors, because the rolling and bundling of electrical wires extending from coils to connect the drive circuit are not necessary, the size of the motor-driven compressor may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Kazumi Ohsato, Seiichi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20050268594
    Abstract: A combined cycle power plant of the present invention is configured of a compressor; a combustor for combusting compressed air compressed by the compressor together with supplied fuel; a gas turbine driven by a combustion gas exhausted from the combustor; a heat recovery steam generator for recovering high temperature exhaust heat exhausted from the gas turbine; a steam turbine driven by steam obtained from the heat recovery steam generator; and an exhaust gas duct having an HRSG inlet duct that is provided between the gas turbine and the heat recovery steam generator and introduces an exhaust passage into the heat recovery steam generator, and a bypass stack that leads the exhaust gas outside, wherein the exhaust duct is configured of a damper, a damper drive for changing any of angle and opening of the damper, and a guide mechanism for preventing a vibration of the damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Applicants: Hitachi, Ltd., The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated, Babcock-Hitachi K.K.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Toshinori Shigenaka, Kazuhiro Takenaga, Shoji Nagai, Shinichi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 6772027
    Abstract: A method of configuring a vehicle assembly line includes the steps of classifying a vehicle assembly line (10) into at least three zones (20 to 60) by grouping assembly parts based on the positions for installation operation, assembly procedures, and the functions of the parts, setting, for each classified zone, a standard assembly man-hour used commonly for all vehicle models, comparing the standard assembly man-hour with the assembly man-hour for each vehicle model and zone, and positioning the zone with the largest assembly man-hour for each zone adjacent to the zone with the next larger assembly man-hour, whereby a middle tact (M) can be adopted between a long tact (L) and a short tact (S), and the average speed of the line and accordingly the productivity can be increased by moving the assembly line by selectively using the three speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tadashi Kurihara