Patents by Inventor Yasushi Tani

Yasushi Tani 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: 20200305075
    Abstract: A mobile terminal 3 judges whether or not the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DTX period during Active, and, when judging that the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DTX period during Active, notifies a base station 2 to that effect. If the base station 2 judges that the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DRX period during Active when triggered by the notification from the mobile terminal 3, the base station temporarily stops supply of electric power to the data transmission processing units and the data reception processing units of the mobile terminal 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho MAEDA, Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Yasushi IWANE, Tetsuya MISHUKU, Masaaki KUSANO, Ryoichi FUJIE, Shigenori TANI, Keiko TADA, Noriyuki FUKUI, Michiaki TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10728857
    Abstract: A mobile terminal 3 judges whether or not the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DTX period during Active, and, when judging that the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DTX period during Active, notifies a base station 2 to that effect. If the base station 2 judges that the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DRX period during Active when triggered by the notification from the mobile terminal 3, the base station temporarily stops supply of electric power to the data transmission processing units and the data reception processing units of the mobile terminal 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki, Yasushi Iwane, Tetsuya Mishuku, Masaaki Kusano, Ryoichi Fujie, Shigenori Tani, Keiko Tada, Noriyuki Fukui, Michiaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20200219280
    Abstract: A decision part decides a representative edge direction using a predetermined angle range as a unit for each pixel area of a plurality of pixel areas of a photographic image photographed by a camera based on an edge angle of each pixel contained in the pixel area. An extractor extracts two of the pixel areas that are adjacent to each other as a pair area among the pixel areas of the photographic image, when the two pixel areas that are adjacent to each other have opposite representative edge directions. A determination part determines whether or not there is an attachable matter on a lens of the camera based on at least one of (1) a number of the pair areas extracted by the extractor and (2) a total sum of edge intensities of the pixel areas contained in the pair areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200219222
    Abstract: An attached substance detection device according to an embodiment includes a calculation unit and a determination unit. The calculation unit calculates a score of a divided region that is provided by dividing a predetermined target region, based on an edge intensity in each pixel region of a captured image that is captured by an image-capturing device. The determination unit determines whether or not the target region is an attached substance region where an attached substance is attached to a lens of the image-capturing device, based on the score that is calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200210747
    Abstract: An adhering substance detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes a calculating unit and a determining unit. The calculating unit calculates, for each cell composed of a predetermined number of pixels in a captured image, an edge feature value that is based on edge vectors in the pixels, and that classifies an edge orientation that is included in the edge feature value, into two types of angle classes. The determining unit determines a condition of adhering substance adhering to an image capturing apparatus that captured the captured image, based on a transition count representing number of transitions the angle class goes through within a unit region that is a predetermined region composed of a predetermined number of the cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200210723
    Abstract: An attached object detection apparatus includes a setting part, a calculator, and a detector. A setting part sets a plurality of divided regions within a captured image captured by an image capturing apparatus. A calculator calculates, for each of the plurality of divided regions and based on luminance of pixels in the divided region, a representative luminance value and an amount of luminance dispersion. A detector detects, as an attached region that has an attached object, a divided region among the plurality of divided regions that satisfies the following conditions: i) a first difference is equal to or smaller than a first predetermined difference, ii) a second difference is equal to or smaller than a second predetermined difference, and iii) the representative luminance value of the current divided region is equal to or smaller than a first predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200211171
    Abstract: An adhered substance detection apparatus includes a controller configured to function as a determination part, an extractor, and a detector. The determination part determines a representative edge direction using a predetermined angle range as a unit for each pixel area of a plurality of pixel areas of a photographic image photographed by a photographing device, the representative edge direction being determined for each of the pixel areas based on an edge angle of each pixel included in the pixel area. The extractor extracts an array pattern in which a plurality of the pixel areas having a same representative edge direction are continuously arranged along a predetermined scanning direction based on the representative edge directions of the pixel areas determined by the determination part. The detector detects whether an adhered substance area exists on a lens of the photographing device based on the array pattern extracted by the extractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200211194
    Abstract: An attached object detection apparatus includes: an extractor that extracts, based on edges detected from pixels of a captured image captured by an image capturing apparatus, a candidate region for an attached object region corresponding to an attached object on the image capturing apparatus; and a determiner that determines, based on a fluctuation of luminance distribution of pixels within the candidate region extracted by the extractor, whether or not the candidate region is the attached object region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200210750
    Abstract: An adhering substance detection apparatus includes calculating, first and second detecting, and generating units. The calculating unit calculates a variation in a feature value related to luminance in past and current captured images captured by an image capturing device, based on the luminance of pixels included in the captured images. The first detecting unit detects a first region in which the variation calculated by the calculating unit falls within a threshold range, and the feature value in the current captured image falls within a threshold range. The second detecting unit detects a second region in which an irregularity in a distribution of the luminance of the pixels included in the captured image satisfies a predetermined irregularity condition. The generating unit generates a sum region being a sum of the first and second regions, as an adhering substance region corresponding to an adhering substance adhering to the image capturing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200210740
    Abstract: An attachable matter detection apparatus includes a controller configured to function as an extractor and a detector. The extractor extracts edge information of each pixel contained in a photographic image photographed by an imaging device. The detector detects a candidate area estimated to have a water droplet out of the photographic image based on a matching result between (i) each of the pixels converted into a predetermined data format based on the edge information extracted by the extractor and (ii) a template representing a water droplet and having the data format. The detector calculates a matching frequency with the template for a predetermined area along a contour of the candidate area, and excludes the candidate area when the candidate area satisfies a predetermined exclusion condition based on the matching frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200210749
    Abstract: An extraneous-matter detecting apparatus according to an embodiment includes a region setting unit, a computing unit, and a state setting unit. The region setting unit sets, for a captured image captured by an image capturing device provided in a vehicle, a plurality of divided regions. The computing unit computes a representative value of luminance in a target region for detecting an adhesion of an extraneous matter. The target region includes the plurality of divided regions. The state setting unit sets, based on a vehicle speed and the representative value of luminance in the target region, a transition state of information that indicates an adhesion state of an extraneous matter in the divided region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200211195
    Abstract: An attached object detection apparatus includes a memory and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller is configured to: extract one or more candidate regions from a captured image captured by an image capturing apparatus, each of the one or more candidate regions being a candidate for being an attached object region corresponding to a portion of the image in which an attached object is attached to the image capturing apparatus, the one or more candidate regions being extracted based on edges detected from pixels of the image; select, as one or more selection regions, one or more of the candidate regions satisfying predetermined selection conditions, from amongst the extracted one or more candidate regions; and determine, based on fluctuation of luminance distribution of pixels in the selected one or more selection regions, whether or not each of the one or more selection regions is the attached object region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200210751
    Abstract: An extraneous-matter detecting apparatus includes a region setting unit, a computing unit, a change-value setting unit, an updating unit, and a detection unit. The region setting unit sets divided regions for a captured image captured by an image capturing device. The computing unit computes, for a corresponding divided region, a first difference between a past representative value of luminance and a present representative value of luminance and a second difference between a past dispersion amount of luminance and a present dispersion amount of luminance. The change-value setting unit sets, based on the first and the second differences, a change value of a counter value that indicates an adhesion state of an extraneous matter in the divided region. The updating unit updates the counter value based on the change value. The detection unit detects, based on the counter value, an adhesion state of an extraneous matter in the divided region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Takashi KONO, Yasushi TANI, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Tomokazu OKI, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10701639
    Abstract: A mobile terminal 3 judges whether or not the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DTX period during Active, and, when judging that the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DTX period during Active, notifies a base station 2 to that effect. If the base station 2 judges that the mobile terminal is able to make a transition to a DRX period during Active when triggered by the notification from the mobile terminal 3, the base station temporarily stops supply of electric power to the data transmission processing units and the data reception processing units of the mobile terminal 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki, Yasushi Iwane, Tetsuya Mishuku, Masaaki Kusano, Ryoichi Fujie, Shigenori Tani, Keiko Tada, Noriyuki Fukui, Michiaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10635923
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a detector, an estimator and a determiner. The detector detects a candidate region of a captured image captured by a camera, the candidate region serving as a candidate for a water drop region affected by a water drop on the lens of the camera, based on an edge strength of each pixel in the captured image. The estimator estimates, based on the candidate region, a circle that includes the candidate region. The determiner determines whether or not the candidate region is part of the water drop region based on the edge strength of some of the pixels in the circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasushi Tani, Takashi Kono, Junji Hashimoto, Tomohide Kasame, Teruhiko Kamibayashi, Hiroki Murasumi
  • Patent number: 10552706
    Abstract: An attachable matter detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquirement unit, a creation unit, and a determination unit. The acquirement unit acquires a determination target area of an attachable matter from a photographic image. The creation unit creates histograms of at least an edge intensity, luminance, and saturation for the determination target area acquired by the acquirement unit. The determination unit determines whether or not the attachable matter exists in the determination target area on the basis of a ratio of frequency of each grade in each of the histograms created by the creation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Ikeda, Takashi Kono, Nobunori Asayama, Daisuke Yamamoto, Yasushi Tani, Junji Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10464545
    Abstract: A control system of a four-wheel drive vehicle and a gradient value setting device of the vehicle is provided so as to reliably control a wheel skid despite the vehicle facing an intersecting direction intersecting a maximum tilt line direction. The vehicle includes an engine, front and rear wheels, an electronic control 4WD coupling, and a control unit. The distribution amount of the driving force to the rear wheels is set by the electronic control 4WD coupling. The control unit determines whether or not the vehicle faces the intersecting direction on the inclined road, and if so, sets the driving force distribution amount so that the difference between the driving force distribution amount to the front wheels and to the rear wheels is smaller as compared with on a flat road, and commands the electronic control 4WD coupling to distribute the driving force by the distribution amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsushi Marutani, Hideki Tani, Daisuke Kofu, Yasushi Yagi
  • Patent number: 10450003
    Abstract: A parking assist device for assisting parking of a vehicle, includes: a detecting unit that detects whether there is any obstacle and detects available parking areas for the vehicle, on the basis of a taken image of the surrounding area of the vehicle; and a selecting unit that selects an available parking area where the vehicle is parked with low risk of contact with the obstacle, from the detected available parking areas, on the basis of whether there is the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasushi Tani, Tetsuya Otoshi
  • Patent number: 10415793
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device that can be made thin and increases the efficiency of extracting light to the outside. The present invention is provided with: light-emitting structures wherein a blue light-emitting element is embedded in a transparent resin having a convex surface shape; a substrate wherein the light-emitting structures are disposed two-dimensionally; a diffuser plate that diffuses the blue light of the blue light-emitting elements; and a fluorescent sheet that is disposed spaced from the substrate and that contains a particulate fluorescent body that obtains a white light from the blue light of the blue light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Ito, Yoshifumi Ueno, Hirofumi Tani, Tomomitsu Hori
  • Patent number: 10227062
    Abstract: A water-droplet detecting apparatus according to an embodiment includes a setting unit, a first extraction unit, a second extraction unit, and a determination unit. The setting unit sets concentric circles having a center at arbitrary one point of a captured image of an image capturing unit. The first extraction unit extracts candidate pixels based on gradients of pixels on a circumference of each of the concentric circles. The candidate pixels are candidates for pixels that are estimated to indicate a water droplet adhered to the image capturing unit. The second extraction unit extracts one or more candidate circles based on the candidate pixels extracted by the first extraction unit. The one or more candidate circles are candidates for circles that indicate a shape of the water droplet. The determination unit determines whether or not the water droplet is adhered based on an extraction result of the second extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Kono, Junji Hashimoto, Yasushi Tani, Tomohide Kasame, Teruhiko Kamibayashi, Hiroki Murasumi