Patents by Inventor Tsuneo Sobue

Tsuneo Sobue 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: 20220351614
    Abstract: An accident risk diagnosis apparatus stores travel data that is data indicating a travel state of each of a plurality of vehicles for each date and time and information on past accidents of the plurality of vehicles, extracts the travel data for a predetermined period before an accident day and the travel data on the accident day from among the travel data, generates training data for each trip that is a period from activation to termination of a vehicle based on an extracted travel data, generates an accident risk diagnosis model that is a machine learning model for diagnosing an accident risk using the training data, inputs a feature in a trip of a vehicle to be diagnosed to the accident risk diagnosis model to diagnose the accident risk, and transmits a diagnosis result to an in-vehicle device mounted on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Kyouichi NAKAGUMA, Tsuneo SOBUE, Michimasa KITAHARA, Nobuya HORIKOSHI
  • Patent number: 11307044
    Abstract: The server includes an infrastructure cooperation section determination unit that determines an infrastructure cooperation section indicating a range in which an in-vehicle device performs a cooperative operation with an infrastructure sensor and performs traveling support of the host vehicle, and transmits cooperative operation information for the in-vehicle device to start or stop the cooperative operation with the infrastructure sensor to the in-vehicle device based on the infrastructure cooperation section determined by the infrastructure cooperation section determination unit. The in-vehicle device sets or cancels the cooperative operation mode by the mode setting unit based on the cooperative operation information transmitted from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Tsuneo Sobue, Akihiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 11292491
    Abstract: A server includes: a candidate trajectory generation part for generating a candidate traveling trajectory of a target vehicle; a trajectory simulator for executing a trajectory simulation on the candidate traveling trajectory generated by the candidate trajectory generation part; a trajectory evaluation part for determining a traveling trajectory based on a result of the trajectory simulation; a vehicle coordination part for transmitting information of the traveling trajectory determined by the trajectory evaluation part to an onboard device; an infrastructure coordination part for obtaining sensing information from an infrastructure sensor; an ambient environment generation part for generating information indicating an ambient environment of the traveling trajectory, based on the sensing information obtained by the infrastructure coordination part; and a resetting determination part for determining whether to reset the traveling trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Tsuneo Sobue, Akihiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210333764
    Abstract: An electronic control device is an electronic control device that stores a neural network including plural neurons and a connection information group including plural pieces of connection information that associate the neurons with each other. The neural network is a neural network including a third connection information group created through deletion, by a pruning section, of at least one piece of connection information from a first connection information group for deciding an output value when an input value is given on the basis of the first connection information group and a second connection information group that is plural pieces of connection information having the degree of influence on predetermined data given as the input value, the degree of influence exceeding a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro KITANI, Michimasa KITAHARA, Tsuneo SOBUE
  • Patent number: 10922963
    Abstract: A vehicle information processing apparatus detects the relative positions multiple vehicles that travel on a road having multiple lanes in the same direction. The apparatus includes a vehicle travel information acquisition unit configured to acquire at least one of position information and speed information measured for a first vehicle, and at least one of position information and speed information measured for a second vehicle included in the multiple vehicles, and a vehicle travel information processing unit configured to successively compare acquire first vehicle travel information with second vehicle travel information acquired, and determine that reciprocity which is attribute information indicating a state in which the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel in different lanes is established between the first vehicle and the second vehicle if it is determined that an event that cannot occur when the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel in the same lane occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Horita, Tsuneo Sobue, Makoto Kudo
  • Publication number: 20200279481
    Abstract: A server includes: an infrastructure linkage unit that acquires sensing information from an infrastructure sensor, an affected vehicle identification unit that identifies a vehicle that is affected by an obstacle as an affected vehicle, a passing ability determination unit that determines whether the affected vehicle is capable of passing by the obstacle, a route designing unit that designs a detour route on which the affected vehicle travels to avoid the obstacle point, when the passing ability determination unit determines the affected vehicle is not capable of passing, and a vehicle linkage unit that has a function of communicating with a plurality of in-vehicle devices, the vehicle linkage unit transmitting information about the detour route to the in-vehicle device installed in the affected vehicle among the plurality of in-vehicle devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro KONDO, Takashi MATSUMOTO, Akihiko HYODO, Tsuneo SOBUE
  • Publication number: 20200278212
    Abstract: The server includes an infrastructure cooperation section determination unit that determines an infrastructure cooperation section indicating a range in which an in-vehicle device performs a cooperative operation with an infrastructure sensor and performs traveling support of the host vehicle, and transmits cooperative operation information for the in-vehicle device to start or stop the cooperative operation with the infrastructure sensor to the in-vehicle device based on the infrastructure cooperation section determined by the infrastructure cooperation section determination unit. The in-vehicle device sets or cancels the cooperative operation mode by the mode setting unit based on the cooperative operation information transmitted from the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUMOTO, Tsuneo SOBUE, Akihiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200276984
    Abstract: A server includes: a candidate trajectory generation part for generating a candidate traveling trajectory of a target vehicle; a trajectory simulator for executing a trajectory simulation on the candidate traveling trajectory generated by the candidate trajectory generation part; a trajectory evaluation part for determining a traveling trajectory based on a result of the trajectory simulation; a vehicle coordination part for transmitting information of the traveling trajectory determined by the trajectory evaluation part to an onboard device; an infrastructure coordination part for obtaining sensing information from an infrastructure sensor; an ambient environment generation part for generating information indicating an ambient environment of the traveling trajectory, based on the sensing information obtained by the infrastructure coordination part; and a resetting determination part for determining whether to reset the traveling trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUMOTO, Tsuneo SOBUE, Akihiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200143670
    Abstract: A vehicle electronic controller includes a status acquiring unit configured to acquire status of a vehicle, and a determining unit configured to determine whether to configure an artificial intelligence model based on the status of the vehicle acquired at the status acquiring unit. When the determining unit determines that the artificial intelligence model is configured, an artificial intelligence model configured to execute a predetermined process is configured by combination of a plurality of operation units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro KITANI, Masayoshi ISHIKAWA, Tsuneo SOBUE, Hiroaki ITOU
  • Publication number: 20190354363
    Abstract: A software update device, connected to one or more other software update devices and a server via a network, includes: a reception unit that receives update data from the server; an update unit that updates software using the update data; a communication unit that communicates with the other software update devices; an update timing reception unit that receives from the server an update timing in which conditions for updating the software including a reception of an update trigger are described; a notification information reception unit that receives from the server notification information including conditions for transmitting the update trigger to another software update device; an update trigger notification unit that transmits the update trigger to the other software update devices based on the notification information; an update trigger reception unit that receives the update trigger from the other software update devices; and an update start determination unit that causes the update unit to update the s
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kyouichi NAKAGUMA, Hidetoshi TERAOKA, Tomochika OZAKI, Hiroshi KODAKA, Tsuneo SOBUE
  • Patent number: 10437695
    Abstract: A fault information providing server which is connected to a processing server group configured from a plurality of servers, and which provides information related to a fault that occurred in the processing server group to a user of a service provided by the processing server group, comprises: a fault occurrence/recovery management unit which manages fault occurrence of the processing server group; a log management unit which manages log information related to a history of service provided by each server of the processing server group; a rule management unit which manages rules related to a service impact representing an impact on the service caused by the fault; a service impact calculation unit which calculates the service impact based on the log information and the rules; and a service impact notification unit which notifies the service impact calculated by the service impact calculation unit to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuneo Sobue, Yasushi Nagai, Hiroyoshi Endou, Kyousuke Tsurusu, Tatsuaki Osafune
  • Patent number: 9955027
    Abstract: When a plurality of services are enjoyed by a single terminal, a communication regulation caused by another service has influence on enjoyment of another service. A service provider and a mobile communication provider are affiliated with each other and newly provide an affiliated service in which a communication fee for a service use is borne by the service provider to a user. Conventional communication and affiliated service communication are performed on a single communication line of the user together, and communication control is performed in units of services such that a service quality of the affiliated service is maintained. It is implemented by affiliating a communication log and contract information between business operators and performing communication identification using user information at the time of a contract as a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naokazu Nemoto, Yoshiki Matsuura, Yukiko Takeda, Hideya Yoshiuchi, Tatsuhiko Miyata, Tsuneo Sobue
  • Publication number: 20180053404
    Abstract: A vehicle information processing apparatus detects the relative positions multiple vehicles that travel on a road having multiple lanes in the same direction. The apparatus includes a vehicle travel information acquisition unit configured to acquire at least one of position information and speed information measured for a first vehicle, and at least one of position information and speed information measured for a second vehicle included in the multiple vehicles, and a vehicle travel information processing unit configured to successively compare acquire first vehicle travel information with second vehicle travel information acquired, and determine that reciprocity which is attribute information indicating a state in which the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel in different lanes is established between the first vehicle and the second vehicle if it is determined that an event that cannot occur when the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel in the same lane occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki HORITA, Tsuneo SOBUE, Makoto KUDO
  • Publication number: 20170269986
    Abstract: A fault information providing server which is connected to a processing server group configured from a plurality of servers, and which provides information related to a fault that occurred in the processing server group to a user of a service provided by the processing server group, comprises: a fault occurrence/recovery management unit which manages fault occurrence of the processing server group; a log management unit which manages log information related to a history of service provided by each server of the processing server group; a rule management unit which manages rules related to a service impact representing an impact on the service caused by the fault; a service impact calculation unit which calculates the service impact based on the log information and the rules; and a service impact notification unit which notifies the service impact calculated by the service impact calculation unit to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuneo SOBUE, Yasushi NAGAI, Hiroyoshi ENDOU, Kyousuke TSURUSU, Tatsuaki OSAFUNE
  • Patent number: 9650052
    Abstract: A driving diagnosis method and driving diagnosis apparatus enable drivers to recognize where their own driving diagnosis result is located in the driving behavior distribution of a safe driver group and the driving behavior distribution of a dangerous driver group. The degree of a driver's dangerous driving behavior is set as a horizontal axis, the number of drivers according to the dangerous driving behavior degree is set as a vertical axis, and screen information including distributions of a safe driver group and a dangerous driver group as determined by using travel history information about the drivers stored in a storage unit, and a diagnosis result of the dangerous driving behavior of a diagnosis target driver is generated and output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Takahashi, Noboru Kiyama, Tsuneo Sobue, Tatsuaki Osafune
  • Patent number: 9569344
    Abstract: An example of the invention is a test support system for supporting testing of a function of a program that works depending on a position of a mobile object in map information. A storage device holds event generation requirements information defining requirements for generation of an event in the program. The requirements specify a position designated in the map information and requirements on movement of the mobile object with respect to the designated position. A processor creates a plurality of test cases to be referred to in creating test data to be input to the program for checking whether the event is generated in accordance with the requirements with reference to the map information and the requirements. Each of the plurality of test cases specifies the designated position in the map information and movement of the mobile object with respect to the designated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Takano, Tsuneo Sobue, Shunichiro Furuhata
  • Publication number: 20160309044
    Abstract: When a plurality of services are enjoyed by a single terminal, a communication regulation caused by another service has influence on enjoyment of another service. A service provider and a mobile communication provider are affiliated with each other and newly provide an affiliated service in which a communication fee for a service use is borne by the service provider to a user. Conventional communication and affiliated service communication are performed on a single communication line of the user together, and communication control is performed in units of services such that a service quality of the affiliated service is maintained. It is implemented by affiliating a communication log and contract information between business operators and performing communication identification using user information at the time of a contract as a key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naokazu NEMOTO, Yoshiki MATSUURA, Yukiko TAKEDA, Hideya YOSHIUCHI, Tatsuhiko MIYATA, Tsuneo SOBUE
  • Publication number: 20160288797
    Abstract: A driving diagnosis method and driving diagnosis apparatus enable drivers to recognize where their own driving diagnosis result is located in the driving behavior distribution of a safe driver group and the driving behavior distribution of a dangerous driver group. The degree of a driver's dangerous driving behavior is set as a horizontal axis, the number of drivers according to the dangerous driving behavior degree is set as a vertical axis, and screen information including distributions of a safe driver group and a dangerous driver group as determined by using travel history information about the drivers stored in a storage unit, and a diagnosis result of the dangerous driving behavior of a diagnosis target driver is generated and output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Toshimitsu TAKAHASHI, Noboru KIYAMA, Tsuneo SOBUE, Tatsuaki OSAFUNE
  • Patent number: 9454903
    Abstract: A road information sharing method according to the present invention is a road information sharing method for sharing the road information via a terminal device, the road information sharing method including the steps of storing sensor information acquired from a vehicle moving in accompaniment with the terminal device, detecting the road information from the sensor information on the basis of detection rules for detecting the road information, notifying a user about the road information detected, and prompting the user to make a judgment of necessity/unnecessity of registration about the detected road information, and storing the detected road information, if the detected road information is judged to be registration-necessary by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneo Sobue, Tatsuaki Osafune
  • Patent number: 9449437
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing operating characteristics of a vehicle by a server device includes: obtaining operating characteristics information relative to the operating characteristics of the vehicle; and diagnosing the operating characteristics of the vehicle based upon feature information relative to a feature of a driver of the vehicle registered in advance in the server device and the operating characteristics information obtained from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Izumi, Noboru Kiyama, Tsuneo Sobue, Toshimitsu Takahashi