Patents by Inventor Takahisa Aoyagi

Takahisa Aoyagi 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: 20210291814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a parking assistance device, and includes: a surrounding detection part detecting surrounding information of a vehicle which is to be parked to detect a parking space where the vehicle can be parked; a parking route generation part generating a traveling route from a current position of the vehicle to the parking space; a travel controller making the vehicle travel to the parking space along the traveling route; an obstacle detection part detecting an obstacle around the vehicle; and a parking route regeneration part generating a new traveling route to avoid a collision between the vehicle and the obstacle and park the vehicle in the parking space in a case where the travel controller makes the vehicle travel to the parking space along the traveling route, wherein the travel controller makes the vehicle travel along the new traveling route when the new traveling route is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka SHIROZONO, Takahisa AOYAGI, Kenta KATSU, Hiroshi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10759366
    Abstract: Provided are a vehicle control device and a vehicle control method for keeping necessary functions effective until an occupant gets out of a vehicle. The vehicle control device include a vehicle exit detection part configured to detect a timing at which the occupant gets out of the vehicle, in accordance with a vehicle exit detection signal from a vehicle exit detector set in advance, and a power supply control part configured to control, when the timing at which the occupant gets out of the vehicle is detected by the vehicle exit detection part, a power supply control device so as to carry out any one of: shutting off a power supply to an in-vehicle device installed on the vehicle, thereby bringing the in-vehicle device into a stop state; and supplying a standby voltage to the in-vehicle device, thereby bringing the in-vehicle device into a sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Aoyagi, Noritaka Kokido
  • Patent number: 10641617
    Abstract: A calibration device includes: a coordinate calculator that calculates coordinates of a plurality of rigid body-based points on a vehicle-based coordinate system from measurement values of respective distances between two points constituted by a combination of one of a plurality of vehicle-based points and one of the plurality of rigid body-based points, the plurality of vehicle-based points having known coordinates on the vehicle-based coordinate system and the plurality of rigid body-based points having known coordinates on a rigid body-based coordinate system; and a parameter calculator that calculates a relative attitude and a relative position of an origin as calibration parameters from a correspondence relationship between positions of image coordinates of the plurality of rigid body-based points within a captured image and the coordinates of the plurality of rigid body-based points on the vehicle-based coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Norifumi Hodohara, Takahisa Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 10311734
    Abstract: An operation control apparatus mounted in a vehicle includes a dangerous region determination section which sets a dangerous region in a vehicle travel direction from the vehicle in accordance with the travel speed of the vehicle, and when an obstacle is detected in the dangerous region, determines that it is dangerous to operate an in-car electrical component equipped in the vehicle; an operation detection section which detects that an operation of the in-car electrical component is done; and a dangerous operation recognition section which, when it is determined in the dangerous region determination section that an operation of the in-car electrical component is dangerous, and it is detected in the operation detection section that an operation of the in-car electrical component is done, recognizes a dangerous operation and outputs a signal for issuing an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takahisa Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 10242451
    Abstract: To perform an ideal calibration operation, a start switch started manually or by an on-vehicle camera calibration device, a start switching device started by an operation of the start switch and projection devices installed in an outer periphery of a vehicle body, including at least one or more light sources irradiating the surroundings of the vehicle body with light are provided, in which whether a calibration operation is possible or not is determined based on references on a road surface projected by the projection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Aoyagi, Koji Iida, Noritaka Kokido
  • Publication number: 20180265020
    Abstract: Provided are a vehicle control device and a vehicle control method for keeping necessary functions effective until an occupant gets out of a vehicle. The vehicle control device include a vehicle exit detection part configured to detect a timing at which the occupant gets out of the vehicle, in accordance with a vehicle exit detection signal from a vehicle exit detector set in advance, and a power supply control part configured to control, when the timing at which the occupant gets out of the vehicle is detected by the vehicle exit detection part, a power supply control device so as to carry out any one of: shutting off a power supply to an in-vehicle device installed on the vehicle, thereby bringing the in-vehicle device into a stop state; and supplying a standby voltage to the in-vehicle device, thereby bringing the in-vehicle device into a sleep state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa AOYAGI, Noritaka KOKIDO
  • Patent number: 9925984
    Abstract: Provided are a vehicle approach detection device and a vehicle approach detection method that are capable of detecting an approach of another vehicle without installing a dedicated device on a road. At least one of a vehicle surrounding video for showing an observed area (for example, road surface) used to observe irradiation light (for example, headlight beam emitted from a headlight of another vehicle) from another vehicle and a vehicle surrounding environmental sound is detected as vehicle external information, and it is determined based on the detected vehicle external information whether or not another vehicle is approaching an own vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Kato, Takahisa Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 9919717
    Abstract: Position information of a vehicle 100 and feature amounts of driving operations by a driver are acquired as triggered by occurrence of switching from an automatic driving mode to a manual driving mode, and a driving operation to be corrected in the automatic driving mode and a correction amount thereof, are determined from these feature amounts. A driving operation in the automatic driving mode is corrected using the determination result, so that the vehicle 100 is controlled in the automatic driving mode in which the corrected driving operation is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Nariaki Takehara, Koji Iida, Takahisa Aoyagi, Tetsuji Haga
  • Publication number: 20180058882
    Abstract: A calibration device includes: a coordinate calculator that calculates coordinates of a plurality of rigid body-based points on a vehicle-based coordinate system from measurement values of respective distances between two points constituted by a combination of one of a plurality of vehicle-based points and one of the plurality of rigid body-based points, the plurality of vehicle-based points having known coordinates on the vehicle-based coordinate system and the plurality of rigid body-based points having known coordinates on a rigid body-based coordinate system; and a parameter calculator that calculates a relative attitude and a relative position of an origin as calibration parameters from a correspondence relationship between positions of image coordinates of the plurality of rigid body-based points within a captured image and the coordinates of the plurality of rigid body-based points on the vehicle-based coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Norifumi HODOHARA, Takahisa AOYAGI
  • Patent number: 9873355
    Abstract: An automatic adjuster, when carrying out an AR superimposed display using a head-up display in a vehicle like a car, is able to perform eye position adjustment for the AR superimposition automatically without increasing a burden to a driver by controlling, according to the eye position information acquired from an eye position detector, in such a manner as to shift the driver's eye position in accordance with the reference position of the superimposed display, which serves as a position where the AR superimposition is performed appropriately, and by controlling a movable part of the driver's power seat the driver of the vehicle takes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Asako Shigeta, Takuji Morimoto, Takahisa Aoyagi
  • Publication number: 20170352271
    Abstract: An operation control apparatus mounted in a vehicle includes a dangerous region determination section which sets a dangerous region in a vehicle travel direction from the vehicle in accordance with the travel speed of the vehicle, and when an obstacle is detected in the dangerous region, determines that it is dangerous to operate an in-car electrical component equipped in the vehicle; an operation detection section which detects that an operation of the in-car electrical component is done; and a dangerous operation recognition section which, when it is determined in the dangerous region determination section that an operation of the in-car electrical component is dangerous, and it is detected in the operation detection section that an operation of the in-car electrical component is done, recognizes a dangerous operation and outputs a signal for issuing an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takahisa AOYAGI
  • Publication number: 20170345159
    Abstract: To perform an ideal calibration operation, a start switch started manually or by an on-vehicle camera calibration device, a start switching device started by an operation of the start switch and projection devices installed in an outer periphery of a vehicle body, including at least one or more light sources irradiating the surroundings of the vehicle body with light are provided, in which whether a calibration operation is possible or not is determined based on references on a road surface projected by the projection devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa AOYAGI, Koji IIDA, Noritaka KOKIDO
  • Patent number: 9785235
    Abstract: It is determined whether a driver is gazing at a gaze target object in the eye gaze direction, and the eye gaze of the driver is guided by changing a display mode of the gaze target object determined to be gazed at by the driver. Calibration of eye gaze direction detection information is accurately and promptly executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Asako Shigeta, Takahisa Aoyagi, Tetsuji Haga
  • Publication number: 20170217440
    Abstract: Provided are a vehicle approach detection device and a vehicle approach detection method that are capable of detecting an approach of another vehicle without installing a dedicated device on a road. At least one of a vehicle surrounding video for showing an observed area (for example, road surface) used to observe irradiation light (for example, headlight beam emitted from a headlight of another vehicle) from another vehicle and a vehicle surrounding environmental sound is detected as vehicle external information, and it is determined based on the detected vehicle external information whether or not another vehicle is approaching an own vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi KATO, Takahisa AOYAGI
  • Patent number: 9681240
    Abstract: A sound quality adjustment apparatus of an approaching vehicle audible system that generates a signal of a notification sound, which is emitted from a sounding device provided in an electric vehicle that generates at least part of driving force by use of a motor to the outside of the electric vehicle, is provided with a sound element storage unit that stores sound element data forming an element of the notification sound; a sound-source sound quality extraction unit that analyzes the sound element data so as to extract a characteristic value related to the sound quality of a sound element; a parameter setting unit that obtains a parameter for converting the sound element data in accordance with vehicle information, by use of the characteristic value extracted by the sound-source sound quality extraction unit; and a parameter storage unit that stores the parameter obtained by the parameter setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Aoyagi, Asako Omote, Yoichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20170153645
    Abstract: A vehicle stop guidance system and a method for storing a camera image obtained from a camera device configured to photograph a surrounding of a set vehicle to be stopped into a camera image storage unit; detecting a target facility at which the set vehicle is to be stopped; calculating a distance between a target object being a target which exists at the target facility and for which the set vehicle is to be stopped and a target device of the set vehicle to be made closer to the target object; calculating a stop position that causes the distance between the target object and the target device to fall within a set range based on a calculation result of the distance; and guiding the set vehicle to the stop position based on a calculation result of the position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takahisa AOYAGI
  • Publication number: 20170050542
    Abstract: An automatic adjuster, when carrying out an AR superimposed display using a head-up display in a vehicle like a car, is able to perform eye position adjustment for the AR superimposition automatically without increasing a burden to a driver by controlling, according to the eye position information acquired from an eye position detector, in such a manner as to shift the driver's eye position in accordance with the reference position of the superimposed display, which serves as a position where the AR superimposition is performed appropriately, and by controlling a movable part of the driver's power seat the driver of the vehicle takes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Asako SHIGETA, Takuji MORIMOTO, Takahisa AOYAGI
  • Publication number: 20160347328
    Abstract: Position information of a vehicle 100 and feature amounts of driving operations by a driver are acquired as triggered by occurrence of switching from an automatic driving mode to a manual driving mode, and a driving operation to be corrected in the automatic driving mode and a correction amount thereof, are determined from these feature amounts. A driving operation in the automatic driving mode is corrected using the determination result, so that the vehicle 100 is controlled in the automatic driving mode in which the corrected driving operation is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Nariaki TAKEHARA, Koji IIDA, Takahisa AOYAGI, Tetsuji HAGA
  • Publication number: 20160342205
    Abstract: It is determined whether a driver is gazing at a gaze target object in the eye gaze direction, and the eye gaze of the driver is guided by changing a display mode of the gaze target object determined to be gazed at by the driver. Calibration of eye gaze direction detection information is accurately and promptly executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asako SHIGETA, Takahisa AOYAGI, Tetsuji HAGA
  • Patent number: 9434306
    Abstract: A notification sound control unit (10) of an approaching vehicle audible system (100), generating a signal for a notification sound to be emitted from a sounding device (40) provided in an electric vehicle (200) in which at least part of driving force is produced by a motor to the outside of the electric vehicle (200), is provided with a behavior conversion processing section (21) that changes through time change processing an accelerator opening degree signal (11) among vehicle information signals (1) of the electric vehicle (200) so as to output a processed accelerator opening degree signal and with a notification sound signal generation processing section (3) that changes a pitch and a volume of a sound element signal outputted from a sound element (31, 310), based on the processed accelerator opening degree signal, so as to generate a notification sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Asako Omote, Takahisa Aoyagi, Ryotaro Suzuki