Patents by Inventor Tomoko YUHARA

Tomoko YUHARA 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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200224776
    Abstract: A valve device includes a valve body that defines flow paths, a diaphragm provided so as to be capable of opening and closing the flow paths, an operation member provided so as to be capable of moving in opening and closing directions that open and close the flow paths by operating the diaphragm, a main actuator that applies a driving force corresponding to an operating pressure applied in the opening direction or the closing direction of the opening and closing directions with respect to the operation member, a switching mechanism capable of selectively switching a position of the operation member that regulates a degree of opening of the flow paths between a first open position and a second open position in accordance with a magnitude of the operating pressure, and regulating mechanisms capable of independently regulating the first open position and the second open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshihide YOSHIDA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Toshiyuki INADA, Takashi FUNAKOSHI, Hidenobu SATO, Tomoko YUHARA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200149653
    Abstract: An actuator includes a casing having a first annular groove formed in an inner peripheral portion thereof; a piston having a second annular groove formed in an outer peripheral portion thereof, provided in the casing to form a pressure chamber together with the casing, and driven by a drive fluid from an outside of the actuator; and an annular seal member having a first fitting portion to be fitted into the first annular groove and a second fitting portion to be fitted into the second annular groove to seal the pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Takeru MIURA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenta KONDO, Hidenobu SATO, Tomoko YUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200141428
    Abstract: An actuator includes: a casing; a pressure reducing valve and a piston. The pressure reducing valve is provided in the casing to reduce a pressure of a driving fluid supplied from an outside of the casing to a predetermined level. The piston is provided in the casing to form a pressure chamber together with the casing. The piston is driven by the driving fluid that has been pressure-reduced to the predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Takeru MIURA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenta KONDO, Hidenobu SATO, Tomoko YUHARA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10394519
    Abstract: A service providing apparatus including an occupant detector configured to detect presence of each of a plurality of occupants in a vehicle and a control unit including a CPU and a memory coupled to the memory, wherein the CPU and the memory are configured to perform: estimating an individual feeling of the each of the plurality of occupants detected by the occupant detector; estimating a general mood representing an entire feeling of the plurality of occupants, based on the estimated individual feeling of the each of the plurality of occupants; deciding a service to be provided to a group of the plurality of occupants, based on the estimated general mood; and outputting a command to provide the decided service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Shintani, Hiromitsu Yuhara, Eisuke Soma