Yoshihiro Maeda 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).
Abstract: An information processing system includes an evaluation setting unit configured to, on evaluation items for evaluating a user who requests a pick-up and delivery agent who has picked up or delivered the package to pick-up the package from an inside of a vehicle cabin of a vehicle, receive and store evaluation results for the evaluation items from a terminal of the pick-up and delivery agent, and a privilege providing unit configured to provide, based on the evaluation results, information of a privilege to be given to the user who has requested the pick-up or delivery of the package.
Abstract: An information system that manages collection from and delivery to one or more areas in a vehicle that can be used as a collection-delivery destination of an item, the information system includes: an acceptance unit configured to accept a request for collection and delivery of the item from and to the areas; an acquisition unit configured to acquire parking position information and attribute information; and a management unit configured to determine whether a delivery vehicle carrying the item will be able to arrive at a parking position based on the parking position information and the attribute information.
Abstract: An information processing system includes: an acquisition portion configured to acquire pieces of attribute information of a first package; a controlling portion configured to perform a determination process of determining whether or not a first vehicle is suitable as a collection and delivery place for the first package based on package attribute condition information that is included in the attribute information of the first package, the package attribute condition information being related to an attribute of the first package as one of determination conditions based on which the first vehicle is determined to be suitable as the collection and delivery place; and an output portion configured to output a result of the determination process.
Abstract: An information system manages use of one or more areas in a vehicle permitted to be used as a pick-up and delivery destination of a pick-up and delivery product. The information system includes an information processing device. The information processing device acquires state information including at least one of information on a parking state of the vehicle and information on a surroundings situation of a parking position of the vehicle, and provides determination information for assisting in a determination as to whether or not pick-up and delivery of the pick-up and delivery product to the one or more areas is possible based on the state information, to an external device that is provided external to the information processing device.
Abstract: An information processing system includes: a collection/delivery request portion configured to notify, to a terminal of a carrier who collects or delivers a package, information on a collection/delivery area where the package is requested to be collected or delivered; a vehicle detection portion configured to detect that the delivery vehicle has moved into the collection/delivery area; and a collection/delivery management portion configured to, when the vehicle detection portion detects that the delivery vehicle has moved into the collection/delivery area, notify the terminal of the carrier of information on a parking position of a collection/delivery destination vehicle.
Abstract: A pickup and delivery control system that performs pickup and delivery of luggage at a vehicle shared in carsharing includes: an extraction unit configured to extract a target vehicles which is usable for pickup and delivery of the luggage based on a current position of a pickup and delivery user who picks up and delivers the luggage; an inquiry unit configured to notify a request user of position information of the target vehicle and an accessible time thereof and to inquire about whether to pick up and deliver the luggage at the target vehicle; and a determination unit configured to determine a pickup and delivery place and a pickup and delivery time of the luggage based on an inquiry result from the inquiry unit.
Abstract: A locking and unlocking control system includes: a first information acquisition part configured to acquire presence information as to whether a parcel associated with a first user is present in a predetermined region defined in a vehicle or a facility, the predetermined region having a door configured to be locked and unlocked through a locking and unlocking process performed by a locking and unlocking control device; and a locking and unlocking control part configured to execute a predetermined process so as not to permit unlocking of the door by a second user when the locking and unlocking control part determines based on the presence information that the parcel is present in the predetermined region and when the door is locked.
Abstract: A luggage management system includes: a locking/unlocking device mounted in a vehicle and configured to lock and unlock the vehicle in response to a request from a terminal, the terminal being used by a user who delivers luggage; an imaging device configured to capture an image of an inside of a predetermined area located in the vehicle, the predetermined area being used as a delivery place of the luggage; a control device configured to cause the imaging device to capture the image in the predetermined area when the locking/unlocking device locks or unlocks the vehicle in response to the request, and store the image; and a determination unit configured to determine, based on a result of comparison between a reference image and a comparison image, whether the luggage has been carried away from the predetermined area.
Abstract: A control unit issues temporary authentication information for disabling a locking/unlocking process to a user terminal satisfying a first condition. The control unit determines whether first authentication information has been issued to another user terminal, issues second authentication information to the user terminal to which the temporary authentication information has been issued when the first authentication information has not been issued to another user terminal, and issues the second authentication information to the user terminal to which the temporary authentication information has been issued with detection of ending of use of the first authentication information in another user terminal as a trigger when the first authentication information has been issued to the other user terminal.
Abstract: A loading determination system includes: a storage unit configured to store dimension information for each of a plurality of loading regions which is present in a vehicle, the dimension information being relevant to an upper limit of a dimension of a parcel which is able to be loaded in each of the loading regions; and a control unit configured to determine, based on the dimension information, whether a first parcel which is planned to be loaded is able to be loaded in the vehicle and output a determination result of whether the first parcel is able to be loaded, and first information relevant to a first loading region in which the first parcel is planned to be loaded when the first parcel is able to be loaded, the first loading region being included in the plurality of loading regions.
Abstract: An electrical junction box that includes a circuit board on which a coil element is installed; a partition wall that surrounds the coil element and separates an installation region on the circuit board on which the coil element is installed from a region around the installation region; a frame that is formed in one piece with the partition wall and surrounds the circuit board; a heat dissipation plate on which the circuit board and the frame are placed; and a cover that covers the circuit board from the frame side, wherein the coil element is fixed to the partition wall using a synthetic resin material, and wherein the frame and the heat dissipation plate are positioned relative to each other through a recess-projection engagement, and the cover is fixed to the heat dissipation plate using screws.
Abstract: [Problem] To provide an anonymous communion ion system which ensures anonymity, with which a user can be identified if necessary, and which has a high degree of social credibility. [Solution] A user computer 11 transmits to a management computer 21 electronically signed subscription application data signed using a first signature key capable of being used with another communication system. The management computer 21 verifies the electronic signature of the subscription application data using a first public key, and if the validity of the electronic signature can be verified, generates and encrypts a second signature key and transmits the encrypted second signature key to the user computer 11. The user computer 11 generates electronically signed receipt data that have been signed in duplicate using the first and second signature keys, and transmits the receipt data to the management computer 21.
Abstract: In a coil component (planar coil element), at least part of a third metal magnetic powder constituting a metal magnetic powder and having a minimum average grain diameter is uncoated, which suppresses a reduction in magnetic permeability. On the other hand, the remaining metal powders are coated with glass, which improves the insulating properties of a metal magnetic powder-containing resin and reduces core loss.
Abstract: In a planar coil element and a method for producing the same, a metal magnetic powder-containing resin containing an oblate or needle-like first metal magnetic powder contains a second metal magnetic powder having an average particle size (1 ?m) smaller than that (32 ?m) of the first metal magnetic powder, which significantly reduces the viscosity of the metal magnetic powder-containing resin. Therefore, the metal magnetic powder-containing resin is easy to handle when applied to enclose a coil unit, which makes it easy to produce the planar coil element.
Abstract: An optical device production apparatus includes: an manufacturing head that manufactures an optical device by successively building layers of optical material; and a controller that acquires a result of measurement of an optical performance of an optical system including the optical device manufactured. The controller controls the manufacturing head to terminate manufacturing the optical device on the condition that the result of measurement acquired by the controller meets a predetermined condition.
Abstract: A sensorless electric motor control device is provided that completes a phase detection of a rotor before an activation signal is received, so as to shorten a time period from when the activation signal is received to when the rotor reaches a target number of rotations. The control device for a sensorless electric motor 10 includes an inverter 11 that drives the electric motor 10 and a first processor 18 that serves as a phase detection unit that causes the inverter 11 to perform a phase detection before the inverter 11 receives an activation signal that activates the electric motor 10, wherein the phase detection aligns a magnetic pole of a rotor of the electric motor 10 with a predetermined position with respect to a stator.
Abstract: An electrical wire guide including a plurality of link members that are lined up along one direction, and are coupled together so as to be rotatable relative to each other. The link members are respectively provided with: through holes that extend in an intersection direction intersecting a direction in which the link members are lined up; and lock protrusions that are each provided with a claw that is locked to a peripheral portion around the corresponding through hole and protrudes in the intersection direction. The lock protrusions of the plurality of link members protrude in the same direction. The link members are coupled together by the lock protrusions being locked to the through holes.
Abstract: A hydraulic control device that includes a solenoid valve capable of supplying a first engagement pressure to the first engagement element; and a first cut valve that is interposed in an oil passage from the solenoid valve to the first engagement element and is capable of cutting off supply of a hydraulic pressure to the first engagement element, wherein only the first engagement pressure and a second engagement pressure serve as hydraulic pressures that act such that the first cut valve cuts off the supply of the hydraulic pressure to the first engagement element, and the first cut valve is switched so as to cut off the supply of the hydraulic pressure to the first engagement element when the first engagement pressure and the second engagement pressure are simultaneously supplied to the first engagement element and the second engagement element, respectively.
Abstract: The present invention provides a control unit. When the control unit performs shifting from a state in which a first shift speed is established by supplying engagement pressures to both hydraulic oil chambers and engaging a predetermined engagement element to a second shift speed by switching engagement and disengagement states of engagement elements other than the predetermined engagement element (Step S1), the control unit reduces the supply of the engagement pressure to one of the two hydraulic oil chambers to a level lower than that in the state in which the first shift speed is established (Step S3).
Abstract: A motor-driven supercharger includes a compressor, an electric motor, and a controller. The compressor is arranged in the intake passage of the engine. The electric motor drives the compressor. The controller is configured to start detection of the rotational position of the electric motor at least on the condition that a brake operation amount, which is the operation amount of a brake operation member of the vehicle, becomes less than or equal to a threshold. The controller is configured to start forced induction with the electric motor when an acceleration operation amount, which is the operation amount of an acceleration operation member of the vehicle, becomes more than or equal to a threshold.