Patents by Inventor Tomoko Shintani

Tomoko Shintani 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: 20210012600
    Abstract: A delivery system includes a delivery request accepting section that accepts a delivery request of an article to a vehicle by a user of the vehicle, a vehicle position recognizing section that recognizes a position of the vehicle, and a delivery request transmitting section that transmits delivery request information including information, on the article, specified by the delivery request and information on the position, of the vehicle, recognized by the vehicle position recognizing section to a delivery company system, when the delivery request accepting section accepts the delivery request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Naoko Imai, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tomoko Shintani
  • Patent number: 10807566
    Abstract: A parking system which communicates with a communication terminal of a parking staff Ps who takes charge of deadheading vehicles between a loading space and an unloading space of vehicles and a vehicle storage space by valet parking includes a loading vehicle recognition unit which recognizes that a target vehicle for the valet parking is parked in the loading space, and an electronic key management unit which transmits an electronic key for enabling an operation of the target vehicle to the communication terminal of the parking staff when the loading vehicle recognition unit recognizes that the target vehicle is parked in the loading space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoko Imai, Takashi Mori, Shigenori Hiruta, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tomoko Shintani
  • Patent number: 10807565
    Abstract: A scheduled use period recognition unit recognizes a scheduled period for use of a vehicle by a user. An unscheduled use detection unit detects an unscheduled use start operation that is an operation performed by a provider so as to start the use of the vehicle during the scheduled use period. An unscheduled use inhibition unit executes, when the unscheduled use start operation is detected, unscheduled use inhibition processing for inhibiting the use of the vehicle by the provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuyuki Suzuki, Naoko Imai, Tomoko Shintani
  • Patent number: 10773726
    Abstract: An information provision device (60) includes: an emotion engine (66) which estimates an emotion of a test driver P1 of a vehicle (1); an action detection unit (65) which detects an action performed on the vehicle (1) by the test driver P1; a function-of-interest estimation unit (67) which estimates a specific function that interests the test driver P1 from among the functions possessed by the vehicle (1) based on the action of the test driver P1 detected by the action detection unit (65) and the emotion of the test driver P1 estimated by the emotion engine (66) when an action is detected; and an information provision unit (69) which provides the test driver P1 with information on the specific function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Goto, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Tomoko Shintani, Eisuke Soma
  • Patent number: 10706270
    Abstract: An information provision device is disclosed. The information provision device comprises: cameras and a driver's seat microphone which detect the state of a user of a moving body, the user being located within a predetermined area including the moving body; an emotion engine which estimates emotions of the user based on the detection results from the cameras and the driver's seat microphone; and an image transmission unit which, when the emotion level of the user estimated by the emotion engine is increased by a predetermined level or higher, captures an image of the user through the driver's seat camera and transmits the captured image data of the user to a communication terminal of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Goto, Tomoko Shintani, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Eisuke Soma
  • Patent number: 10602211
    Abstract: A method includes displaying content on a television, detecting a personal display device in proximity of the television, detecting a selection of content displayed on the television, detecting an instruction associated with the selection, displaying, based on the instruction, information associated with the selection on the personal display device and displaying on the television an alert indicating that the information associated with the selection is on the personal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Garner, Tomoko Shintani
  • Patent number: 10569727
    Abstract: A mobile unit control device is installed in a vehicle and includes a user detector that detects a user located within a first predetermined distance from the vehicle; a sight line detector that detects the direction of the sight line of the user detected by the user detector; and a response controller that performs interest response processing of, when the sight line detector detects that the sight line of the user is directed toward the vehicle, actuating an accessory (e.g., headlights, tail lamps) provided in the vehicle to change in a manner recognizable from outside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoko Shintani, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Eisuke Soma, Shinichiro Goto
  • Publication number: 20200001825
    Abstract: A parking system which communicates with a communication terminal of a parking staff Ps who takes charge of deadheading vehicles between a loading space and an unloading space of vehicles and a vehicle storage space by valet parking includes a loading vehicle recognition unit which recognizes that a target vehicle for the valet parking is parked in the loading space, and an electronic key management unit which transmits an electronic key for enabling an operation of the target vehicle to the communication terminal of the parking staff when the loading vehicle recognition unit recognizes that the target vehicle is parked in the loading space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Naoko Imai, Takashi Mori, Shigenori Hiruta, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tomoko Shintani
  • Publication number: 20200001824
    Abstract: A scheduled use period recognition unit recognizes a scheduled period for use of a vehicle by a user. An unscheduled use detection unit detects an unscheduled use start operation that is an operation performed by a provider so as to start the use of the vehicle during the scheduled use period. An unscheduled use inhibition unit executes, when the unscheduled use start operation is detected, unscheduled use inhibition processing for inhibiting the use of the vehicle by the provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Atsuyuki Suzuki, Naoko Imai, Tomoko Shintani
  • Publication number: 20200005389
    Abstract: A predicted energy consumption calculation unit calculates, when an on-vehicle apparatus of a rental vehicle is operated during the period of depositing an article in a deposit space of the rental vehicle, a predicted energy consumption that is a predicted value of the amount of energy consumed by the on-vehicle apparatus. A rentable period determination unit determines a rentable period of the deposit space on the basis of the predicted energy consumption calculated by the predicted energy consumption calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Atsuyuki Suzuki, Naoko Imai, Tomoko Shintani
  • Patent number: 10513235
    Abstract: A mobile unit control device is installed in a vehicle and includes a user detector that detects a user located within a first predetermined distance from the vehicle; a sight line detector that detects the direction of the sight line of the user detected by the user detector; and a response controller that performs interest response processing of, when the sight line detector detects that the sight line of the user is directed toward the vehicle, actuating an accessory (e.g., headlights, tail lamps) provided in the vehicle to change in a manner recognizable from outside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoko Shintani, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Eisuke Soma, Shinichiro Goto
  • Patent number: 10475470
    Abstract: A processing result error detection device includes: a behavior recognition unit which recognizes behavior of a user; a processing unit which executes a process dependent on the behavior of the user; an emotion presumption unit which presumes an intensity of emotion of the user based on reaction of the user to a processing result; and a judgment unit which judges that the processing result includes an error when the presumed intensity of emotion of the user is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eisuke Soma, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Tomoko Shintani, Shinichiro Goto
  • Publication number: 20190300004
    Abstract: An information provision device (60) includes: an emotion engine (66) which estimates an emotion of a test driver P1 of a vehicle (1); an action detection unit (65) which detects an action performed on the vehicle (1) by the test driver P1; a function-of-interest estimation unit (67) which estimates a specific function that interests the test driver P1 from among the functions possessed by the vehicle (1) based on the action of the test driver P1 detected by the action detection unit (65) and the emotion of the test driver P1 estimated by the emotion engine (66) when an action is detected; and an information provision unit (69) which provides the test driver P1 with information on the specific function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Goto, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Tomoko Shintani, Eisuke Soma
  • Publication number: 20190294867
    Abstract: An information provision device (60) comprises: cameras (11), (13), and (20) and a driver's seat microphone (21) which detect the state of a user P1 of a moving body (1), the user being located within a predetermined area including the moving body (1); an emotion engine (66) which estimates emotions of the user P1 based on the detection results from the cameras (11), (13), and (20) and the driver's seat microphone (21); and an image transmission unit (70) which, when the emotion level of the user P1 estimated by the emotion engine (66) is increased by a predetermined level or higher, captures an image of the user P1 through the driver's seat camera (20) and transmits the captured image data of the user P1 to a communication terminal of the user P1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Goto, Tomoko Shintani, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Eisuke Soma
  • Publication number: 20190283536
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an article storage condition acquiring section that acquires a storage condition of an article that is accommodated in a room of a vehicle, and an indoor environment control section that controls an indoor environment of the vehicle by operating an air-conditioning device of the vehicle, and sunshades, based on the storage condition acquired in the article storage condition acquiring section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Atsuyuki Suzuki, Naoko Imai, Tomoko Shintani
  • Publication number: 20190283706
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a door locking and unlocking acceptance section that accepts an unlocking operation of a door of a vehicle by a virtual key, an unlocking operator identifying section that identifies whether an operator who performs the unlocking operation by the virtual key is a designated operator who is an owner of the vehicle or a related person having a predetermined relationship with the owner, or an undesignated operator other than the designated operator, and an indoor light control section that turns on indoor lights of the vehicle irrespective of a lighting operation by the undesignated operator, when the operator who performs the unlocking operation by the virtual key is identified as the undesignated operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Atsuyuki Suzuki, Naoko Imai, Tomoko Shintani
  • Publication number: 20190287057
    Abstract: An accommodation support system included in a delivery system includes an article size recognizing section that recognizes a size of an article that is accommodated in a vehicle, a possible accommodation capacity recognizing section that acquires a possible accommodation capacity of a vehicle room of the vehicle, an article accommodation determining section including a function of an accommodation method determining section that determines an accommodation method of the article into the vehicle room of the vehicle, based on a size of the article that is recognized by the article size recognizing section, and the possible accommodation capacity of the vehicle room recognized by the possible accommodation capacity recognizing section, and a user information managing section 11 including a function of an accommodation method notifying section that notifies the accommodation method determined by the accommodation method determining section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Atsuyuki Suzuki, Naoko Imai, Tomoko Shintani
  • Publication number: 20190287064
    Abstract: The delivery system includes an absence recognition unit which recognizes that a user of a vehicle becomes absent from a home, a vehicle position recognition unit which recognizes a position of the vehicle, a delivery request acceptance unit which accepts first delivery request information for the user using the home as a delivery destination, and a delivery destination change unit which transmits, when the delivery request acceptance unit accepts the first delivery request information and the absence recognition unit recognizes that the user becomes absent from the home at a scheduled delivery date and time to the home based on the first delivery request information, second delivery request information generated by changing the delivery destination in the first delivery request information from the home to the vehicle to a delay company system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naoko Imai, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tomoko Shintani
  • Publication number: 20190287065
    Abstract: A delivery system includes a delivery request accepting section that accepts a delivery request of an article to a vehicle, a scheduled vehicle use time recognizing section that recognizes a scheduled time of use of the vehicle by a user of the vehicle who makes the delivery request, a delivery condition setting section that sets a delivery condition of the article to the vehicle to complete delivery of the article to the vehicle before the scheduled time of use recognized by the scheduled vehicle use time recognizing section, and a delivery request transmitting section that transmits delivery request information including the delivery condition set by the delivery condition setting section, to a delivery company system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoko Shintani, Naoko Imai, Atsuyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190285424
    Abstract: To provide a traveling support system which provides support for causing a vehicle which is moving to be reached by another vehicle, a delivery system including a function of the traveling support system includes a destination setting unit which sets a destination for a delivery vehicle to reach a vehicle based on a position of the vehicle recognized based on second vehicle position information, a reach route determination unit which determines, based on a position of the delivery vehicle recognized by a first vehicle position recognition unit, map information, and the destination, a reach route from the position of the delivery vehicle to the destination, and a reach route information notification unit which transmits reach route information representing the reach route to the delivery vehicle using a reach route information transmission unit and notifies the reach route information using a navigation device in the delivery vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naoko Imai, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tomoko Shintani