Patents by Inventor Tomoya Ikeuchi

Tomoya Ikeuchi 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: 10409842
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a technique by which a desired search can be performed even without any polygon data. An administrative district area is defined by collecting mesh areas in each of which a POI is located, for each administrative district, among mesh areas obtained by sectioning an area on a map, and an extended administrative district area is defined by extending the administrative district area. Then, the data storage stores therein data in which a name of an administrative district is associated with a POI within the extended administrative district area related to the administrative district, as search data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Kanazawa, Tomoya Ikeuchi, Hisanobu Masuda
  • Patent number: 9933267
    Abstract: Map data is managed by being divided into a geometric information data list of pieces of geometric information or a phase information data list of pieces of phase information, an attribute information data list of pieces of attribute information, and a relation information data list of pieces of relation information each indicating a relation between the geometric information or the phase information and the attribute information. The pieces of attribute information in the attribute information data list are arranged in the order corresponding to the pieces of geometric information or phase information which are feature information, and the pieces of relation information are arranged in the order corresponding to the pieces of geometric information or phase information which are feature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeo Sakairi, Yukio Goto, Tomoya Ikeuchi, Makoto Mikuriya
  • Publication number: 20160196282
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a technique by which a desired search can be performed even without any polygon data. An administrative district area is defined by collecting mesh areas in each of which a POI is located, for each administrative district, among mesh areas obtained by sectioning an area on a map, and an extended administrative district area is defined by extending the administrative district area. Then, the data storage stores therein data in which a name of an administrative district is associated with a POI within the extended administrative district area related to the administrative district, as search data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo KANAZAWA, Tomoya IKEUCHI, Hisanobu MASUDA
  • Patent number: 9322659
    Abstract: A map information processing apparatus includes a map information storage unit 111 for storing map information which is separated into multiple layers, a layer-to-be-updated-with-addition determination processing unit 118 for determining one or more layers which are to be updated with addition of an unregistered road which has been detected during travel of a vehicle, and an unregistered road adding and updating unit 117 for adding the unregistered road to the map information storage unit to update the map information with the addition being aimed at the one or more layers determined by the layer-to-be-updated-with-addition determination processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Atsushi Kohno, Tomohiro Nakae, Masaharu Umezu, Yasushi Kodaka
  • Publication number: 20160109244
    Abstract: Map data is managed by being divided into a geometric information data list of pieces of geometric information or a phase information data list of pieces of phase information, an attribute information data list of pieces of attribute information, and a relation information data list of pieces of relation information each indicating a relation between the geometric information or the phase information and the attribute information. The pieces of attribute information in the attribute information data list are arranged in the order corresponding to the pieces of geometric information or phase information which are feature information, and the pieces of relation information are arranged in the order corresponding to the pieces of geometric information or phase information which are feature information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeo SAKAIRI, Yukio GOTO, Tomoya IKEUCHI, Makoto MIKURIYA
  • Patent number: 9062981
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a map information storage section (16) that stores map information on an area by area basis formed in meshes; a positioning section (15) for measuring its own present location; a new road detecting section (19) for deciding that a new road is detected when the present location is determined to be on a road not included in the map information; a new road registration decision section (20) for deciding that the new road is registerable to the map information stored in the map information storage section when the road density in the area including the new road is equal to or less than a predetermined value; and a new road registration section (21) for registering the new road to the map information stored in the map information storage section, when the new road is determined to be registerable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Masaharu Umezu, Makoto Mikuriya, Mitsuo Shimotani
  • Patent number: 8983769
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a map information storage section for storing map information on an area by area basis formed in meshes; a positioning section for measuring its own present location; a new road detecting section; a new road registration decision section for deciding that the new road is additionally registerable to the map information stored in the map information storage section when the road density in the area including the new road detected by the new road detecting section is equal to or less than a predetermined value; and a new road registration section for making additional registration of the new road, as to which the new road registration decision section makes an additionally registerable decision, to the map information stored in the map information storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Masaharu Umezu, Makoto Mikuriya, Mitsuo Shimotani
  • Publication number: 20150039223
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a navigation device and a server device that are able to calculate an optimal route reflecting the user's intention in a case where a new site is added after a route to a destination is set. The navigation device of the present invention includes a route calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Kosei Uchino, Hisanobu Masuda
  • Patent number: 8803907
    Abstract: A map information processor includes a map information storage unit 13 for storing map display information including a set of pieces of mesh-by-mesh map information managed on a mesh-by-mesh basis and including road information, background information, and in-mesh image information, an image processing unit 15 for generating a map image on a basis of image data included in the road information, the background information, and the in-mesh image information included in the mesh-by-mesh map information read from the map information storage unit, and a display device 5 for displaying the map image generated by the image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Makoto Mikuriya, Tomohiro Nakae, Masaharu Umezu, Yasushi Kodaka
  • Patent number: 8626442
    Abstract: A map information processing apparatus includes a map information storage unit (15) for storing map information, a map update information storage unit (8) for storing one or more pieces of map update information (30 to 32) used for updating yet-to-be-updated map information, a map update information selection unit (19) for selecting one or more pieces of map update information required to update the map information stored in the map information storage unit (15) from the one or more pieces of map update information stored in the map update information storage unit, and a map information updating unit (20) for updating the map information stored in the map information storage unit (15) by applying the one or more pieces of map update information selected by the map update information selection unit to the map information one by one in order of updating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Masaharu Umezu, Makoto Mikuriya, Mitsuo Shimotani
  • Patent number: 8532926
    Abstract: A map information processing device includes a map information storage unit 23 for storing map information, a sensor information input unit 22 for inputting sensor information used for calculation of a current position, a navigation processing unit 25 for calculating the current position by using the map information read from the map information storage unit, and the sensor information inputted from the sensor information input unit, and for, when determining that the above-mentioned calculated current position is in a tunnel shown by the read map information, and when this tunnel branches into tunnel sections at a forward position, calculating a distance to each of all tunnel end points to generate a map image about a map including this calculated distance, and an output control unit 26 for outputting the map image generated by the navigation processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Makoto Mikuriya, Masaharu Umezu, Yasushi Kodaka, Kosei Uchino
  • Patent number: 8483953
    Abstract: A map information processing apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a processor for calculating a vehicle position; a data generation unit for generating traveling locus data on the basis of the calculated vehicle position when the vehicle position deviates from a road; a registration unit for registering the traveling locus data generated by the data generation unit in a temporarily registered road list as a temporarily registered road; an operation unit for selecting one of temporarily registered roads registered in the temporarily registered road list; and an official registration unit for registering the selected temporarily registered road in an officially registered road list as an officially registered road in accordance with an instruction from the operation unit, generating road data on the basis of traveling locus data relating to the temporarily registered road, and adding the generated road data to a map data stored in a map data storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Umezu, Atsushi Kohno, Kiyoshi Matsutani, Tomoya Ikeuchi, Makoto Mikuriya, Tomohiro Nakae, Yasushi Kodaka
  • Patent number: 8380432
    Abstract: A map information processing apparatus includes a road matching means (143) for comparing the road data with current position data to carry out map matching, an input unit (130) for inputting both a specified detection start point and a specified detection end point, an unregistered road detection means (144) to which both the specified detection start point and the specified detection end point are inputted, for detecting, as an unregistered road, a section between a detection start point and a detection end point of the unregistered road which are acquired on the basis of either the map matching carried out by the road matching means or the result of comparison between running track data and the road data, and a road data generating means (145) for generating road data corresponding to the detected unregistered road and storing the road data in a map data storage means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakae, Atsushi Kohno, Tomoya Ikeuchi, Masaharu Umezu, Makoto Mikuriya, Mitsuo Shimotani, Fumitaka Satou, Yuta Kawana
  • Publication number: 20120130944
    Abstract: Disclosed is a map information processing device including an update information acquiring unit for acquiring update information for updating map information including regional map files and mesh management information, and a processor for updating each regional map file of the map information by using the update information, in which each regional map file stores mesh information, the mesh management information includes mesh management records, each mesh management record includes file identifying information for identifying a regional map file including a corresponding mesh, version information about the version of the regional map file, and mesh storage location information showing the storage location of the mesh information in the regional map file, and the file identifying information of a mesh management record corresponding to a mesh stored in a plurality of regional map files determines the latest version of a regional map file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Hisanobu Masuda, Makoto Mikuriya, Tomoya Ikeuchi, Kosei Uchino
  • Publication number: 20110313661
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a map information storage section (16) for storing map information on an area by area basis formed in meshes; a positioning section (15) for measuring its own present location; a new road detecting section (19) for deciding that a new road is detected when the present location measured by the positioning section is on a road not included in the map information stored in the map information storage section; a new road registration decision section (20) for deciding that the new road is additionally registrable to the map information stored in the map information storage section when the road density in the area including the new road detected by the new road detecting section is equal to or less than a predetermined value; and a new road registration section (21) for making additional registration of the new road, as to which the new road registration decision section makes an additionally registrable decision, to the map information stored in the map information storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Tomoya IKEUCHI, Masaharu UMEZU, Makoto MIKURIYA, Mitsuo SHIMOTANI
  • Publication number: 20110313659
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a map information storage section (16) for storing map information on an area by area basis formed in meshes; a positioning section (15) for measuring its own present location; a new road detecting section (19) for deciding that a new road is detected when the present location measured by the positioning section is on a road not included in the map information stored in the map information storage section; a new road registration decision section (20) for deciding that the new road is additionally registrable to the map information stored in the map information storage section when the road density in the area including the new road detected by the new road detecting section is equal to or less than a predetermined value; and a new road registration section (21) for making additional registration of the new road, as to which the new road registration decision section makes an additionally registrable decision, to the map information stored in the map information storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Masaharu Umezu, Makoto Mikuriya, Mitsuo Shimotani
  • Publication number: 20110313823
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a map information storage section (16) for storing map information on an area by area basis formed in meshes; a positioning section (15) for measuring its own present location; a new road detecting section (19) for deciding that a new road is detected when the present location measured by the positioning section is on a road not included in the map information stored in the map information storage section; a new road registration decision section (20) for deciding that the new road is additionally registrable to the map information stored in the map information storage section when the road density in the area including the new road detected by the new road detecting section is equal to or less than a predetermined value; and a new road registration section (21) for making additional registration of the new road, as to which the new road registration decision section makes an additionally registrable decision, to the map information stored in the map information storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Tomoya IKEUCHI, Masaharu Umezu, Makoto Mikuriya, Mitsuo Shimotani
  • Publication number: 20110231090
    Abstract: A map information processing device includes a map information storage unit 23 for storing map information, a sensor information input unit 22 for inputting sensor information used for calculation of a current position, a navigation processing unit 25 for, when determining that a vehicle has entered a tunnel on a basis of a current position which the navigation processing unit calculates by using the map information read from the map information storage unit and the sensor information inputted from the sensor information input unit, creating a map image having a display scale with which a whole shape of the above-mentioned tunnel is included in a single screen, and an output control unit 26 for outputting the map image created by the navigation processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Makoto Mikuriya, Masaharu Umezu, Yasushi Kodaka, Kosei Uchino
  • Publication number: 20110231089
    Abstract: A map information processing device includes a map information storage unit 23 for storing map information, a sensor information input unit 22 for inputting sensor information used for calculation of a current position, a navigation processing unit 25 for calculating the current position by using the map information read from the map information storage unit, and the sensor information inputted from the sensor information input unit, and for, when determining that the above-mentioned calculated current position is in a tunnel shown by the read map information, and when this tunnel branches into tunnel sections at a forward position, calculating a distance to each of all tunnel end points to generate a map image about a map including this calculated distance, and an output control unit 26 for outputting the map image generated by the navigation processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Makoto Mikuriya, Masaharu Umezu, Yasushi Kodaka, Kosei Uchino
  • Publication number: 20110231093
    Abstract: A map information processing device includes: a map information storage unit 23 for storing map information; a sensor information input unit 22 for inputting sensor information used for calculation of a current position; a navigation processing unit 25 for calculating the current position by using the map information read from the map information storage unit, and the sensor information inputted from the sensor information input unit, and for, when determining, from the above-mentioned calculated current position, that a vehicle has entered a tunnel shown by the above-mentioned read map information, calculating the number of tunnels excising forwardly and continuously at intervals of a predetermined distance or less from the above-mentioned tunnel to generate a map image about a map including the above-mentioned calculated number of tunnels; and an output control unit 26 for outputting the map image generated by the navigation processing unit 25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Ikeuchi, Makoto Mikuriya, Masaharu Umezu, Yasushi Kodaka, Kosei Uchino