Patents by Inventor Takeshi Koda

Takeshi Koda 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: 20210156698
    Abstract: A server device stores on a storage unit an advanced map database which includes feature information associated with a feature. The server device receives, from vehicle mounted devices equipped with external sensors which measure features, difference information indicative of a difference between feature information and the actual feature corresponding to the feature information. In accordance with the degree of reliability which is calculated based on a plurality of the difference information, the server device sends to the vehicle mounted device a raw data request signal for requesting the transmission of raw data which is measurement data of the actual feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO
  • Publication number: 20210110503
    Abstract: The above server device receives acquired information acquired by the vehicle from an onboard terminal mounted on the vehicle during a use of the vehicle by a user, and stores the acquired information. Then, the server device provides information requested by a service providing company which provides a service related to the vehicle, among the required information, to a server device of the service providing company. Also, the server device deletes the acquired information stored in the storage unit when it receives the deletion request of the acquired information, and transmits a deletion request of the acquired information provided o the service providing company to the server device of the service providing company based on the deletion request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Keiji KATATA
  • Patent number: 10942031
    Abstract: A server device 4 stores on a storage unit 42 an advanced map database 43 which includes feature information associated with a feature. The server device 4 receives, from vehicle mounted devices 1 equipped with external sensors 31 which measure features, difference information Idf indicative of a difference between feature information and the actual feature corresponding to the feature information. In accordance with the degree of reliability Rdf which is calculated based on a plurality of the difference information Idf, the server device 4 sends to the vehicle mounted device 1 a raw data request signal SR for requesting the transmission of raw data which is measurement data of the actual feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Kenji Mito
  • Patent number: 10942517
    Abstract: A driving assistance device 1 performs autonomous driving based on an output from a sensor unit 13 that acquires information on surroundings of a vehicle or information on the state of the vehicle. The driving assistance device 1 stores an autonomous driving determination table Tj based on autonomous driving compatibility information 24. By referring to the autonomous driving determination table Tj based on sensor information 23 on the sensor unit 13 and road element information Ie on a predetermined road section, the driving assistance device 1 determines a set of an autonomous driving function Fc and an automation level Lv that can be performed in the predetermined road section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Kenji Mito, Kazuhiro Nakao, Makoto Hatano
  • Publication number: 20200319060
    Abstract: An engine misfire detection device such that an engine misfire state can be accurately detected is obtained. The engine misfire detection device includes an engine rotational speed change amount detector that detects an engine rotational speed change amount, an engine rotational speed change amount threshold setter that sets a threshold with respect to the rotational speed change amount, and a misfire detector that compares the rotational speed change amount and the threshold, carries out a misfire determination on the engine when the rotational speed change amount exceeds the threshold, and carries out a misfire detection, wherein the misfire detector prohibits the misfire determination when a switching between a differentially locked state and an unlocked state is carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi HOZUKI, Shuichi WADA, Takeshi KODA
  • Publication number: 20200307268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a printing apparatus including: a conveyance roller; and a slitter unit configured to cut a printing medium, which is conveyed by the conveyance roller, wherein the slitter unit includes a cutting mechanism including an upper movable blade and a lower movable blade, each of which is in a round shape, and configured to cut the printing medium at a contact point of the upper movable blade and the lower movable blade, a driving unit configured to rotate the upper movable blade and the lower movable blade, and a control unit configured to control a driving amount of the driving unit, and wherein the control unit controls the driving amount of the driving unit such that a movement speed of the upper movable blade and the lower movable blade passing through the contact point becomes greater than a conveyance speed of the printing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Nagase, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20200307267
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a print head configured to eject ink based on print data; a conveyance unit configured to convey printing medium in a conveyance direction; a receiving portion configured to receive ink ejected beyond a first end of the printing medium in an intersecting direction, which intersects the conveyance direction; and a slitter configured to cut the printing medium in the conveyance direction at a predetermined position, wherein printing on one side of the printing medium in the intersecting direction is performed from the first end through the receiving portion, and wherein printing on the other side of the printing medium in the intersecting direction is performed beyond the predetermined position toward a second end side, which is on an opposite side of the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Nagase, Takeshi Koda
  • Publication number: 20200307271
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a conveyance unit; a print head; and a slitter disposed on a downstream relative to the print head and configured to cut the printing medium in a conveyance direction in accordance with the conveyance by the conveyance unit, wherein the slitter is configured to cut a leading edge portion of the printing medium in accordance with the conveyance of the printing medium, wherein, after the leading edge portion of the printing medium is cut by the slitter, the conveyance unit is configured to convey the printing medium in an opposite direction of the conveyance direction up to a printing start position, and wherein the print head is configured to start printing the image on the printing medium, which has been conveyed in the opposite direction of the conveyance direction up to the printing start position and of which the leading edge portion has been cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Tomoyuki Nagase
  • Publication number: 20200088527
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided capable of preventing tightening on a communication bandwidth due to an increase in communication amount. In the information processing device , a sensor data cache unit acquires a detection result from a sensor, and a position derivation unit and an object detection unit acquire host vehicle position/posture reliability information and object reliability information, respectively. The object detection unit next generates difference information on the basis of a high accuracy map and the object reliability information, and a transmission unit transmits the difference information. Then a confidence level generation unit generates a confidence level from the host vehicle position/posture reliability information and the object reliability information, and a data utilization determination unit determines whether or not to upload the difference information on the basis of the confidence level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO
  • Publication number: 20190316915
    Abstract: A server device 4 stores on a storage unit 42 an advanced map database 43 which includes feature information associated with a feature. The server device 4 receives, from vehicle mounted devices 1 equipped with external sensors 31 which measure features, difference information Idf indicative of a difference between feature information and the actual feature corresponding to the feature information. In accordance with the degree of reliability Rdf which is calculated based on a plurality of the difference information Idf, the server device 4 sends to the vehicle mounted device 1 a raw data request signal SR for requesting the transmission of raw data which is measurement data of the actual feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO
  • Publication number: 20190293760
    Abstract: Feature information IF for each target feature of detection by an external sensor 31 of a vehicle mounted device 1 is registered in an advanced map DB 43 stored on a server device 4. The data structure of the feature information IF is provided with sensor attribute fields that include configuration information or environment information related to feature detection. The server device 4 updates the sensor attribute field through statistical analysis on condition information IC that indicates conditions at the time of feature detection and that is received from a plurality of vehicle mounted devices 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO
  • Patent number: 10344733
    Abstract: There is provided an internal combustion engine ignition apparatus that can effectively raise the ignitability of an inflammable fuel-air mixture, by applying electric power corresponding to the combustion state of an internal combustion engine. A combustion state detection apparatus detects an combustion state inside a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine; based on the combustion state detected by the combustion state detection apparatus in accordance with an operation state of an ignition coil apparatus, a current supply apparatus supplies an AC current to a spark discharge path formed in the gap of an ignition plug; then, a control apparatus controls the output of the current supply apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Ryo Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190041523
    Abstract: An advanced map DB 43 stored on a server device 4 includes pulse type information that is configuration information for detecting a landmark using a LIDAR 2. By sending request information D1 including own vehicle position information, the vehicle mounted device 1 receives response information D2 including pulse type information corresponding to a landmark around the own vehicle position and controls the LIDAR 2 on the basis of the received pulse type information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Eiji MURAMATSU, Yoshinori ABE, Kazutoshi KITANO, Kenji MITO, Takeshi KODA
  • Publication number: 20180306162
    Abstract: There is provided an internal combustion engine ignition apparatus that can effectively raise the ignitability of an inflammable fuel-air mixture, by applying electric power corresponding to the combustion state of an internal combustion engine. A combustion state detection apparatus detects an combustion state inside a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine; based on the combustion state detected by the combustion state detection apparatus in accordance with an operation state of an ignition coil apparatus, a current supply apparatus supplies an AC current to a spark discharge path formed in the gap of an ignition plug; then, a control apparatus controls the output of the current supply apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Ryo SAKAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180113460
    Abstract: A driving assistance device 1 performs autonomous driving based on an output from a sensor unit 13 that acquires information on surroundings of a vehicle or information on the state of the vehicle. The driving assistance device 1 stores an autonomous driving determination table Tj based on autonomous driving compatibility information 24. By referring to the autonomous driving determination table Tj based on sensor information 23 on the sensor unit 13 and road element information Ie on a predetermined road section, the driving assistance device 1 determines a set of an autonomous driving function Fc and an automation level Lv that can be performed in the predetermined road section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO, Kazuhiro NAKAO, Makoto HATANO
  • Publication number: 20180113474
    Abstract: A server device 2 stores a distribution map DB 21 including autonomous driving regulatory information Ir for regulating autonomous driving of a vehicle in a predetermined section, and sends map data D1 including the autonomous driving regulatory information Ir to a driving assistance device 1. Then, the driving assistance device 1 receives the map data D1 including the autonomous driving regulatory information Ir and controls the autonomous driving of the vehicle based on the received autonomous driving regulatory information Ir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO, Kazuhiro NAKAO, Makoto HATANO
  • Patent number: 9605643
    Abstract: There is provided a leakage detection apparatus that can accurately detect a leakage condition in an internal combustion engine having a cylinder resting function. An ignition plug provided in the combustion chamber of a cylinder is made to generate an ignition signal at least once when based on an instruction from a cylinder resting control unit, a fuel injection valve and a valve driving mechanism are stopping the operation thereof; the leakage condition of the ignition plug is detected based on an output signal generated by an ion current detection circuit at a timing other than the timing when ignition discharge is caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiko Inada, Takahiro Enomoto, Yuhei Matsushima, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 9457978
    Abstract: The delivery system has a supply device having a supply port for supplying an article; a receiving device having a receiving port that is able to receive the article that is supplied from the supply port; and a detection unit that is capable of detecting: a first state in which the supply device and the receiving device are joined by the supply port engaging with the receiving port; a second state in which the supply device and the receiving device are close together and there is a space between the supply port and the receiving port; and a third state in which the supply device and the receiving device are separated and the space between the device is wider than in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Kazuhiko Onuki, Masaharu Shimakawa
  • Publication number: 20160201636
    Abstract: There is provided a leakage detection apparatus that can accurately detect a leakage condition in an internal combustion engine having a cylinder resting function. An ignition plug provided in the combustion chamber of a cylinder is made to generate an ignition signal at least once when based on an instruction from a cylinder resting control unit, a fuel injection valve and a valve driving mechanism are stopping the operation thereof; the leakage condition of the ignition plug is detected based on an output signal generated by an ion current detection circuit at a timing other than the timing when ignition discharge is caused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiko INADA, Takahiro ENOMOTO, Yuhei MATSUSHIMA, Takeshi KODA
  • Publication number: 20160090259
    Abstract: To make it possible to suitably deliver articles in a system that delivers articles from a supply device to a receiving device. The delivery system includes: a supply device having a supply port for supplying an article; a receiving device having a receiving port that is able to receive the article that is supplied from the supply port; and a detection unit that is capable of detecting: a first state in which the supply device and the receiving device are joined by the supply port engaging with the receiving port; a second state in which the supply device and the receiving device are close together and there is a space between the supply port and the receiving port; and a third state in which the supply device and the receiving device are separated and the space between the device is wider than in the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Kazuhiko Onuki, Masaharu Shimakawa