Patents by Inventor Takeshi Nishiwaki

Takeshi Nishiwaki 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: 20230400316
    Abstract: A server selection device is provided in a server which performs communications with a motor vehicle, and a server determination unit is provided in the server selection device that selects a server from the information of surroundings, and promotes a motor vehicle to connect to the server. The server determination unit selects, from among a plurality of such servers capable of connecting the motor vehicle, one server by which its connection time can be longer in its connection than that by another server, based on a running route of the motor vehicle and coverage area information of the server, so that server information on a server to be connected next is transmitted to the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo ISHIDA, Takeshi NISHIWAKI, Takayoshi TAKEHARA
  • Patent number: 11668783
    Abstract: A conventional V2X communication system relays vehicle information received from vehicles, from a base station to all vehicles in an area. Accordingly, a problem arises in that unnecessary transmission to vehicles which do not require vehicle information occurs, resulting in increase in a traffic amount in communication. According to the present disclosure, only if it is determined, based on information that is held by a vehicle or a base station and that is about an area in which direct transmission or reception is difficult, that direct transmission of vehicle information to another vehicle or reception of vehicle information transmitted from the other vehicle is difficult, the vehicle information is transmitted to the other vehicle via the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishiwaki, Ryosuke Nishimura, Masuo Ito, Takashi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20220371615
    Abstract: To provide an automatic driving and driving support system, an automatic driving support apparatus, an automatic driving vehicle, and the like which can make the automatic driving vehicle generate the target traveling track suitable for the front road state which cannot be detected by the automatic driving vehicle, while suppressing the increase in the calculation processing load of the automatic vehicle. In an automatic driving and driving support system, when the target traveling track is acquired from the preceding vehicle which precedes and travels the same lane as a lane of the scheduled traveling route acquired from the support object vehicle, the automatic driving support apparatus transmits the target traveling track to the support object vehicle; and the automatic driving vehicle generates the target traveling track of the own vehicle based on the acquired target traveling track of the preceding vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi NISHIWAKI, Yuta WADA, Masuo ITO
  • Publication number: 20220034991
    Abstract: A conventional V2X communication system relays vehicle information received from vehicles, from a base station to all vehicles in an area. Accordingly, a problem arises in that unnecessary transmission to vehicles which do not require vehicle information occurs, resulting in increase in a traffic amount in communication. According to the present disclosure, only if it is determined, based on information that is held by a vehicle or a base station and that is about an area in which direct transmission or reception is difficult, that direct transmission of vehicle information to another vehicle or reception of vehicle information transmitted from the other vehicle is difficult, the vehicle information is transmitted to the other vehicle via the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi NISHIWAKI, Ryosuke NISHIMURA, Masuo ITO, Takashi MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10839693
    Abstract: A vehicle control device and a vehicle control method are configured: to perform passing vehicle determination to determine whether another vehicle is a passing vehicle, based on position data included in first communication data received from the other vehicle and also position data of an own-vehicle; to transmit second communication data including a result of the passing vehicle determination and the position data of the own-vehicle; and to perform oncoming vehicle determination to determine whether the other vehicle is an oncoming vehicle, based on the position data included in the second communication data received from the other vehicle and the position data of an own-vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 10754022
    Abstract: Using communication unit positional information acquired using infrastructure communication and moving body positional information detected using millimeter-wave radar, a moving body existing in a blind spot of a radar detection region is recognized, and behavior is predicted from movement information of the moving body, by deleting the moving body information detected by millimeter-wave radar from the communication unit information acquired using infrastructure communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Takehara, Takeshi Nishiwaki, Takashi Maeda, Keisuke Morita
  • Publication number: 20200194606
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells arranged to be aligned along a first direction, a plurality of wiring materials configured to connect the plurality of solar cells, a plurality of first transparent members disposed individually on respective light receiving surface sides of the plurality of solar cells and bonded to the plurality of wiring materials, and a plurality of second transparent members disposed individually on respective rear surface sides of the plurality of solar cells, the rear surface sides being opposite to the light receiving surface sides, and bonded to the plurality of wiring materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya Nakamura, Haruhisa Hashimoto, Junpei Irikawa, Naoto Imada, Kenichi Maki, Takeshi Nishiwaki, Hitomi Ichinose
  • Publication number: 20200011987
    Abstract: Using communication unit positional information acquired using infrastructure communication and moving body positional information detected using millimeter-wave radar, a moving body existing in a blind spot of a radar detection region is recognized, and behavior is predicted from movement information of the moving body, by deleting the moving body information detected by millimeter-wave radar from the communication unit information acquired using infrastructure communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi TAKEHARA, Takeshi NISHIWAKI, Takashi MAEDA, Keisuke MORITA
  • Patent number: 10488506
    Abstract: Using communication unit positional information acquired using infrastructure communication and moving body positional information detected using millimeter-wave radar, a moving body existing in a blind spot of a radar detection region is recognized, and behavior is predicted from movement information of the moving body, by deleting the moving body information detected by millimeter-wave radar from the communication unit information acquired using infrastructure communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Takehara, Takeshi Nishiwaki, Takashi Maeda, Keisuke Morita
  • Patent number: 10448344
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus and a communication system that reduces communication interference in inter-vehicle communication by considering the emergency degree of the environment around a vehicle and the accident incidence rate in each traveling scene and that raises the communication quality of high-emergency-degree data. The communication apparatus has a communication unit that has a power setting unit and performs inter-vehicle communication and a control unit that has a vehicle information acquisition unit for acquiring vehicle information and a reference vehicle position estimation unit for estimating the present position of a reference vehicle and controls the communication unit; when high-emergency-degree information of the reference vehicle is transmitted by use of vehicle information, the control unit controls the communication unit in such away that transmission is performed with increased transmission power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takatoshi Tosa, Takashi Maeda, Takeshi Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 10383064
    Abstract: The processing circuit of an inter-vehicle communication device includes a transmission output correction table in which a transmission power value or a corrected transmission power value in accordance with propagation characteristics of radio waves transmitted from an own vehicle is set to correspond to a region with coordinates having a direction of travel of the own vehicle as an axis. The processing circuit acquires a transmission power value or a corrected transmission power value corresponding to relative position coordinates of a peripheral vehicle from the transmission output correction table, and determines transmission power for when transmitting own vehicle travelling information to the peripheral vehicle. Because of this, communication with the peripheral vehicle positioned in a region in which radio wave propagation characteristics are sparse can be reliably established, and communication congestion can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishiwaki, Takashi Maeda, Keisuke Morita
  • Publication number: 20190200302
    Abstract: The processing circuit of an inter-vehicle communication device includes a transmission output correction table in which a transmission power value or a corrected transmission power value in accordance with propagation characteristics of radio waves transmitted from an own vehicle is set to correspond to a region with coordinates having a direction of travel of the own vehicle as an axis. The processing circuit acquires a transmission power value or a corrected transmission power value corresponding to relative position coordinates of a peripheral vehicle from the transmission output correction table, and determines transmission power for when transmitting own vehicle travelling information to the peripheral vehicle. Because of this, communication with the peripheral vehicle positioned in a region in which radio wave propagation characteristics are sparse can be reliably established, and communication congestion can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi NISHIWAKI, Takashi MAEDA, Keisuke MORITA
  • Publication number: 20180342163
    Abstract: A vehicle control device and a vehicle control method are configured: to perform passing vehicle determination to determine whether another vehicle is a passing vehicle, based on position data included in first communication data received from the other vehicle and also position data of an own-vehicle; to transmit second communication data including a result of the passing vehicle determination and the position data of the own-vehicle; and to perform oncoming vehicle determination to determine whether the other vehicle is an oncoming vehicle, based on the position data included in the second communication data received from the other vehicle and the position data of an own-vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi NISHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20180342637
    Abstract: A solar cell module which is an example of an embodiment includes a solar cell, a first protective member, a second protective member, a first encapsulant and a second encapsulant. The solar cell is a back contact type cell including a semiconductor substrate and an electrode formed on a rear surface side of the substrate. The first encapsulant has a storage elastic modulus (G1) at 25° C. of 15 MPa or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishiwaki, Junpei Irikawa
  • Patent number: 9966287
    Abstract: A drying holder holds a solar cell in an upright state, and is used in an electrode drying process. The drying holder is provided with a base part on which the solar cell is placed, and a support part that is disposed on the base part, and forms a support slot that is capable of accommodating the solar cell. Vents are formed on the base part and/or the support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Tohoda, Shigeharu Taira, Takeshi Nishiwaki
  • Publication number: 20170276780
    Abstract: Using communication unit positional information acquired using infrastructure communication and moving body positional information detected using millimeter-wave radar, a moving body existing in a blind spot of a radar detection region is recognized, and behavior is predicted from movement information of the moving body, by deleting the moving body information detected by millimeter-wave radar from the communication unit information acquired using infrastructure communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi TAKEHARA, Takeshi NISHIWAKI, Takashi MAEDA, Keisuke MORITA
  • Publication number: 20170094614
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus and a communication system that reduces communication interference in inter-vehicle communication by considering the emergency degree of the environment around a vehicle and the accident incidence rate in each traveling scene and that raises the communication quality of high-emergency-degree data. The communication apparatus has a communication unit that has a power setting unit and performs inter-vehicle communication and a control unit that has a vehicle information acquisition unit for acquiring vehicle information and a reference vehicle position estimation unit for estimating the present position of a reference vehicle and controls the communication unit; when high-emergency-degree information of the reference vehicle is transmitted by use of vehicle information, the control unit controls the communication unit in such away that transmission is performed with increased transmission power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takatoshi TOSA, Takashi MAEDA, Takeshi NISHIWAKI
  • Patent number: 9178083
    Abstract: Provided is a solar-cell manufacturing method that is capable of preventing a conductive paste from bleeding and spreading on a photoelectric conversion body. In the provided method of manufacturing a solar cell, a first printing speed at which a first conductive material is printed is faster than a second printing speed at which a second conductive material is printed on the first conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishiwaki, Yukihiro Yoshimine
  • Publication number: 20140352783
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes a solar cell and a sealing material. The solar cell includes a photoelectric conversion body, a transparent conductive oxide layer, and an electrode. The transparent conductive oxide layer is disposed on a first main surface of the photoelectric conversion body. The electrode is disposed on the transparent conductive oxide layer. The sealing material seals the solar cell. A portion of the sealing material located on the electrode contains an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer. The electrode contains a basic compound. Therefore, even when moisture enters sealing material to generate acetic acid, the basic compound neutralizes the acetic acid to prevent the acetic acid from dissolving transparent conductive oxide layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Takeshi NISHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20140352780
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a photoelectric conversion body having principal surface with rugged structures and an electrode on the principal surface. The electrode includes first conductive materials, second conductive materials and resin. The second conductive materials are flat-shaped so that an aspect ratio of the second conductive materials, which is a ratio of a major axis diameters to their average thickness (the major axis diameter divided by the average thickness), is larger than that of the first conductive materials. In the electrode, a volume fraction of the second conductive materials is larger than that of the first conductive materials. The rugged structures include rugged structures which are larger than an average particle size of the first conductive materials, but smaller than an average major axis diameter of the second conductive materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Takeshi NISHIWAKI