Patents by Inventor Takamasa UDAGAWA

Takamasa UDAGAWA 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: 20210116919
    Abstract: An autonomously traveling device and/or vehicle capable of autonomously traveling in front of a person and enhancing crime prevention and reliability. The autonomously traveling device includes a distance sensor and a camera (person detection sensor) that detect at least a behavior of the person and a distance from the person, and a control unit that controls the autonomously traveling device based on detected information from the distance sensor and the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Toru Kawai, Takamasa Udagawa, Hiroki Mukai, Hiroto Takahashi, Keiji Muro
  • Publication number: 20210064045
    Abstract: An autonomous snow removing machine includes: traveling apparatuses; a snow removal work unit; a region setting unit that sets a snow removal work region in which snow removal is performed by the snow removal work unit; and a control unit that controls the traveling apparatuses such that the traveling apparatuses do not deviate from the snow removal work region set by the region setting unit. As a result, the snow removal work can be performed while causing the autonomous snow removing machine to autonomously travel by controlling the traveling apparatuses in the snow removal work region set by the region setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Yamamura, Takamasa Udagawa, Yoshiaki Kotani, Hiroya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10864891
    Abstract: A detecting section detecting a change in a monitoring target of a monitoring device; and an operation mode deciding section deciding an operation mode of the device according to a detail of the change in the monitoring target detected by the detecting section are included. The device may have a work instrument for executing a second work different from a first work selected from a group of monitoring, security and guard works for the monitoring target. The operation mode deciding section may have: an alert level deciding section deciding an alert level indicating a level of threat to the monitoring target, according to the detail of the change in the monitoring target detected by the detecting section; and a second operation mode deciding section deciding a second operation mode indicating an operation detail about the second work, according to the alert level decided by the alert level deciding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Haneda, Takamasa Udagawa, Makoto Yamamura, Masato Fujiwara, Ryuichi Kimata, Satoshi Onodera, Yutaka Tsuji, Hiroyuki Isegawa
  • Patent number: 10839663
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus (100) includes: an organism recognizing unit (12) recognizing an organism in an outside world; a harmfulness level detecting unit (14) detecting a harmfulness level of the organism recognized by the organism recognizing unit (12); an emotion generating unit (15) generating an emotion that a device (1) is assumed to have in accordance with the harmfulness level detected by the harmfulness level detecting unit (14); and an emotion output unit (16) outputting the emotion produced by the emotion generating unit (15) in a mode recognizable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Haneda, Makoto Yamamura, Takamasa Udagawa, Satoshi Onodera, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Publication number: 20200166948
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is associated with a vehicle, the apparatus comprising a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by one or more processors, cause the apparatus to function as: a setting unit configured to set information of a transaction condition relating to priority passage for a road; a control unit configured to cause the vehicle to perform priority passage so that the vehicle overtakes another vehicle, in accordance with it being determined that priority passage on the road is possible based on the information of the transaction condition; and a processing unit configured to process payment of a fee based on the transaction condition, wherein the processing unit, in a case where the vehicle is caused to perform priority passage through the road, processes payment of a fee for priority passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Toshikatsu KURAMOCHI, Sohei HAYASHI, Suguru ISHIDA, Junya ONO, Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Masaki MARUYAMA, Masahiro YOSHINO, Takamasa UDAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200168007
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is for controlling lighting of a traffic light, comprising: a communication circuit configured to acquire information of a transaction condition relating to priority passage from a communication apparatus; one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, cause the information processing apparatus to function as: a control unit configured to control lighting of the traffic light according to the transaction condition on priority passage being satisfied; and a processing unit configured to process a payment of a fee based on the transaction condition on priority passage, wherein the processing unit, in a case where lighting of the traffic light has been controlled, processes the payment of the fee so as to collect a fee for priority passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Toshikatsu KURAMOCHI, Sohei HAYASHI, Suguru ISHIDA, Junya ONO, Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Masaki MARUYAMA, Masahiro YOSHINO, Takamasa UDAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200168006
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is associated with a vehicle, the apparatus comprises: one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, cause the information processing apparatus to function as: a setting unit configured to set a destination; and a display control unit configured to control a display unit to display a fee for priority passage to a destination and a time required to get to the destination, wherein the fee for priority passage is based on at least one of a fee to be paid in a case where priority passage is caused and a fee required for priority passage of another vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Toshikatsu KURAMOCHI, Sohei HAYASHI, Suguru ISHIDA, Junya ONO, Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Masaki MARUYAMA, Masahiro YOSHINO, Takamasa UDAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200150647
    Abstract: A working system (100) includes: a working actuator (26) installed on a working machine (1); a camera (21) and a microphone (22) detecting a state of a user changing in accordance with a satisfaction level; a rework determining unit (11) determining whether a rework is needed based on the detected state of the user after a predetermined work is performed by the working machine (1); and an actuator controlling unit (15) controlling the working actuator (26) to perform the rework when it is determined by the rework determining unit (11) that the rework is needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Masato FUJIWARA, Satoshi ONODERA, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20200143650
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus (100) includes: an organism recognizing unit (12) recognizing an organism in an outside world; a harmfulness level detecting unit (14) detecting a harmfulness level of the organism recognized by the organism recognizing unit (12); an emotion generating unit (15) generating an emotion that a device (1) is assumed to have in accordance with the harmfulness level detected by the harmfulness level detecting unit (14); and an emotion output unit (16) outputting the emotion produced by the emotion generating unit (15) in a mode recognizable by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Satoshi ONODERA, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20200121888
    Abstract: An emotion improving apparatus (100) includes: a biological information acquiring unit (20) acquiring a biological information of a user; an uncomfortable emotion determining unit (11) determining whether a predetermined uncomfortable emotion occurs to the user based on the biological information acquired by the biological information acquiring unit (20); and a working machine controlling unit (15) controlling the working machine to perform a predetermined operation for improving the uncomfortable emotion to the user when it is determined by the uncomfortable emotion determining unit (11) that the predetermined uncomfortable emotion occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Masato FUJIWARA, Satoshi ONODERA, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20190333214
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image acquiring section that acquires image data of an image of a plant; a form recognizing section that recognizes at least either (i) a shape of the plant or (ii) an end portion of the plant, based on the image data acquired by the image acquiring section; and a deciding section that decides at least one of (a) a level of water content in a medium of the plant, (b) whether water-supply to the plant is necessary or not, and (c) an amount of water-supply to the plant, based on a feature of at least either the shape of the plant or the end portion of the plant that is recognized by the form recognizing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Masato FUJIWARA, Ryuichi KIMATA, Satoshi ONODERA, Yutaka TSUJI, Hiroyuki ISEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190320580
    Abstract: A work machine having an autonomous travel function may include: a cutting section that cuts a work target of the work machine; an image-capturing section that captures an image of the work target cut by the cutting section; and a judging section that judges a state of the cutting section based on the image captured by the image-capturing section. The judging section may judge whether maintenance of or a check on the cutting section is necessary or not based on a result of judgment about the state of the cutting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Masato FUJIWARA, Ryuichi KIMATA, Satoshi ONODERA, Yutaka TSUJI, Hiroyuki ISEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190313576
    Abstract: A control device includes: an image acquiring section that acquires image data of an image of a work target of the work machine; a feature recognizing section that recognizes a feature about at least one of (i) a type of the work target of the work machine, (ii) a number or density of the work target, (iii) a shape of the work target and (iv) an appearance of the work target after work, based on the image data acquired by the image acquiring section; and a control parameter deciding section that decides at least either (i) a parameter for controlling travel of the work machine or (ii) a parameter for controlling work of the work machine, based on the feature recognized by the feature recognizing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Masato FUJIWARA, Ryuichi KIMATA, Satoshi ONODERA, Yutaka TSUJI, Hiroyuki ISEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190315314
    Abstract: A detecting section detecting a change in a monitoring target of a monitoring device; and an operation mode deciding section deciding an operation mode of the device according to a detail of the change in the monitoring target detected by the detecting section are included. The device may have a work instrument for executing a second work different from a first work selected from a group of monitoring, security and guard works for the monitoring target. The operation mode deciding section may have: an alert level deciding section deciding an alert level indicating a level of threat to the monitoring target, according to the detail of the change in the monitoring target detected by the detecting section; and a second operation mode deciding section deciding a second operation mode indicating an operation detail about the second work, according to the alert level decided by the alert level deciding section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Masato FUJIWARA, Ryuichi KIMATA, Satoshi ONODERA, Yutaka TSUJI, Hiroyuki ISEGAWA