Patents by Inventor Yo Ito

Yo Ito 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: 11397322
    Abstract: An image providing system for vehicles includes an imaging unit; a display unit which generates a virtual image of a person; a communication unit which connects for communication to an apparatus outside a vehicle; and a seat occupancy detection unit which detects a seat occupancy state in the vehicle, wherein the display unit controls a display mode of the virtual image on the basis of the seat occupancy state in the vehicle detected by the seat occupancy detection unit in an operating state of the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Hisao Asaumi, Shion Tokunaga, Masashi Yuki, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20220105821
    Abstract: A service system includes a service management device, which includes an authentication manager configured to manage authentication for charging of a portable battery by a charging facility on the basis of first information about the portable battery or a user using the portable battery and second information about the charging facility that charges the portable battery and a determiner configured to determine a fee to charge the portable battery in a charging service, and a service providing device configured to perform a process of providing an additional service to the user in a facility including the charging facility while the charging facility is charging the portable battery on the basis of information provided from the service management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Nagai, Yo Ito
  • Publication number: 20220074755
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an acquirer configured to acquire user information on a plurality of users via respective user terminals used by the plurality of users, a classifier configured to classify the plurality of users into one or more groups on the basis of the user information, a condition setter configured to set provision conditions of a movement device for users of each group based on group information of each group including user information of users classified into each group, and a determiner configured to determine a provision method of a movement device for users of each group on the basis of the provision conditions of a movement device set for each group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Nagai, Yo Ito
  • Publication number: 20220074752
    Abstract: An information processing device according to an embodiment includes an acquirer configured to acquire user information regarding a movement of a user from a user terminal used by the user, an estimator configured to estimate a first movement method of the user on the basis of the user information, a determiner configured to determine a third movement method different from the first movement method on the basis of a second movement method that is a movement method performed in the past by the user or another user having a movement history similar to a movement history of the user, and a notification unit configured to notify the user of the third movement method before the user starts a movement in the first movement method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Nagai, Yo Ito
  • Patent number: 11231281
    Abstract: An information-processing device of the present invention includes an acquisition unit that acquires sensor detection information indicating a detection result from a sensor mounted in a vehicle, a derivation unit that derives a plurality of indices for a surrounding environment based on the sensor detection information acquired by the acquisition unit, and an evaluation unit that evaluates attribute information of a point at which the sensor detection information is acquired based on the plurality of indices derived by the derivation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20210286372
    Abstract: Provided is a control apparatus for controlling broadcast data to be broadcasted to an occupant of a movable object with an automated drive function, comprising: a travelling road identification unit for identifying a predetermined travelling road of the movable object corresponding to a destination set in the movable object; a setting unit for setting, according to the predetermined travelling road, a recommended switching point for switching predetermined automated drive to driver subjected manual drive in the predetermined travelling road, and setting predetermined passage time when the movable object passes through the recommended switching point; and a broadcast plan generation unit for generating a broadcast plan for broadcasting predetermined broadcast data to an occupant of the movable object according to the recommended switching point; wherein the broadcast plan generation unit determines an order of the broadcast data to be broadcasted within a predetermined period before or after the recommended s
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Rei SAKAI, Yo ITO, Tsubasa SHIBAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210284064
    Abstract: A control apparatus for controlling notification data presented to an occupant of a movable object having an automated driving function. The control apparatus includes a travel road specification unit configured to specify a road scheduled to be travelled by the movable object corresponding to a destination set for the movable object. The control apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set, according to the road scheduled to be travelled, a switching recommendation point for switching from automated drive to driver-led manual drive on the road scheduled to be travelled, and estimate a scheduled passing time instant at which the movable object passes the switching recommendation point. The control apparatus includes a notification plan generation unit configured to generate a notification plan for presenting predetermined notification data to the occupant of the movable object according to the switching recommendation point and the scheduled passing time instant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Rei SAKAI, Yo ITO, Toshikatsu KURAMOCHI
  • Publication number: 20210287253
    Abstract: A control apparatus is configured to control advertisement data presented to an occupant of a movable object having an automated driving function, and includes a travel road specification unit for specifying a road scheduled to be travelled by the movable object corresponding to the destination, a setting unit for setting, according to the road scheduled to be travelled, a switching recommendation point for switching a driving mode of the movable object from automated drive to driver-led manual drive, a notification plan generation unit for setting a degree of importance of the advertisement data to be presented according to the driving mode for the road scheduled to be travelled, and generating a notification plan for presenting the advertisement data to the occupant according to the set degree of importance, and a notification control unit for presenting notification data including the advertisement data to the occupant according to the notification plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji YASUI, Yo ITO, Toshikatsu KURAMOCHI
  • Patent number: 11111018
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aerial vehicle for which landing or movement of the aerial vehicle downward or in the direction of gravitational force, for example, can be easily identified by people in the surrounding area. Also provided is a control method for the aerial vehicle. The aerial vehicle is provided with an alerting device that issues warnings in the velocity vector direction of the aerial vehicle. The alerting device may be equipped with a light projecting device that emits visible light toward the velocity vector direction of the aerial vehicle. The alerting device may also be equipped with a warning sound outputting device that outputs a warning sound toward the velocity vector direction of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Nagai, Yo Ito, Takahiro Iijima
  • Patent number: 11099012
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aerial vehicle for which flight information for the aerial vehicle can be identified by people in the surrounding area. Also provided is a control method for the aerial vehicle. The aerial vehicle is provided with a display device that displays toward the exterior of the vehicle and a display control device that controls the display device. In addition, the aerial vehicle is provided with an altitude acquisition device that acquires altitude as the distance from the ground surface. The display control device is provided with an altitude display control unit that selectively performs display on the display device on the basis of the altitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Nagai, Yo Ito, Takahiro Iijima
  • Publication number: 20210248913
    Abstract: A management system comprises a movement management unit that communicates via a communication device with a plurality of moving bodies including an autonomous moving body provided with an autonomous control unit for moving autonomously, and that manages the movement of the plurality of moving bodies. The movement management unit comprises a priority/subordination determination unit that determines the degree of priority/subordination relating to the respective movements of the plurality of moving bodies on the basis of individual information of the moving bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Nagai, Yo Ito, Takahiro Iijima
  • Patent number: 11069239
    Abstract: An event vehicle dispatch device includes: an event notifier configured to notify a plurality of vehicles or owners of the vehicles of an event held in an area in which the plurality of vehicles are able to park; and an adjuster configured to adjust the number of vehicles corresponding to vehicle attributes of vehicles arriving at the area based on the vehicle attribute of each of the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Patent number: 11017666
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle control system including an acquisition unit that acquires information relating to a situation of a transit point of autonomous driving, and a determination unit that determines whether an autonomously driven vehicle will pass the transit point based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Hisao Asaumi, Shion Tokunaga, Masashi Yuki, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20210148720
    Abstract: A vehicle allocation service providing device includes: an acquirer configured to acquire a use request of a main user; an instructor configured to instruct an automated driving vehicle of a route in response to the use request acquired by the acquirer; a route setter configured to set the route of the automated driving vehicle based on the use request and a use request of a user different from the main user; and a service manager configured to allocate a plurality of automated driving vehicles as relays to the main user based on one of a joining plan for the main user and a user different from the main user to use the same vehicle on the route or a branching plan for the main user and the user different from the main user to ride separately into a plurality of vehicles on the route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Hisao Asaumi, Shion Tokunaga, Masashi Yuki, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20210150656
    Abstract: Provided is a service management device (300, 700) including an acquisitor (320, 720, 722, 724) that acquires a riding-together request (service use request information) for a service user U to request riding together with a service provider S within a moving vehicle (200, 500), and a plan decider (330, 740) that decides a riding-together plan of the service user and the service provider in response to the riding-together request acquired by the acquisitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Hisao Asaumi, Shion Tokunaga, Masashi Yuki, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20210146955
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a detector configured to detect objects around a vehicle; a predictor configured to predict the extent of stress caused to an occupant by the objects according to a distribution of the objects detected by the detector; and a controller configured to generate a trajectory when the vehicle is traveling by automated driving according to the extent of stress predicted by the predictor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20210142797
    Abstract: An assistance device (100 or 500) includes an acquisitor (110 or 510) configured to acquire user-side information including input information input using voice or text by a user from a terminal device (200) of the user, an interface (160 or 540) configured to perform an operation for a work reservation, and an intermediary unit (120, 140, 520, or 560) configured to perform intention estimation of input information included in the user-side information acquired by the acquisitor, to control the interface on the basis of a result of the intention estimation, and to realize work reservation intended by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Kentaro Ishisaka, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kovi Ahego, Christopher Lang, Liyan Liu, Yo Ito, Hirotaka Uchitomi
  • Publication number: 20210107643
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aerial vehicle for which landing or movement of the aerial vehicle downward or in the direction of gravitational force, for example, can be easily identified by people in the surrounding area. Also provided is a control method for the aerial vehicle. The aerial vehicle is provided with an alerting device that issues warnings in the velocity vector direction of the aerial vehicle. The alerting device may be equipped with a light projecting device that emits visible light toward the velocity vector direction of the aerial vehicle. The alerting device may also be equipped with a warning sound outputting device that outputs a warning sound toward the velocity vector direction of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Nagai, Yo Ito, Takahiro Iijima
  • Publication number: 20210095960
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aerial vehicle for which flight information for the aerial vehicle can be identified by people in the surrounding area. Also provided is a control method for the aerial vehicle. The aerial vehicle is provided with a display device that displays toward the exterior of the vehicle and a display control device that controls the display device. In addition, the aerial vehicle is provided with an altitude acquisition device that acquires altitude as the distance from the ground surface. The display control device is provided with an altitude display control unit that selectively performs display on the display device on the basis of the altitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Nagai, Yo Ito, Takahiro Iijima
  • Patent number: 10957208
    Abstract: A management system that comprises a movement management part that: communicates via communication devices with a plurality of mobile bodies that include autonomous mobile bodies that comprise an autonomous control part that is for autonomous movement; and manages the movement of the plurality of mobile bodies. The autonomous mobile bodies comprise a display device that performs outward-facing display. The movement management part has a superiority determination part that, on the basis of individual information for the plurality of mobile bodies, determines a preference ranking for the movement of the plurality of mobile bodies. The autonomous mobile bodies comprise a display control part that controls the display of the display device in accordance with the preference ranking determined by the superiority determination part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yo Ito, Makoto Nagai, Shotaro Odate, Takashi Sono, Akihiko Fujiwara, Kohei Matsumoto, Fumiya Hirose