Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Kusayanagi

Yoshinori Kusayanagi 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: 10311618
    Abstract: A display assistance device detects the steering angle of a vehicle by using a steering angle sensor, and changes the position of a virtual viewpoint behind the host vehicle based on the detected steering angle. Then, the display assistance device converts images captured using a plurality of cameras such as a front camera and a rear camera into an overhead image of a downward view from the virtual viewpoint, and displays the converted overhead image on a display with a host vehicle icon superimposed on the overhead image, the host vehicle icon indicating the position of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 10272946
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle, the method includes obtaining a location of a road boundary relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter to assist a driver of the vehicle when approaching the location of the road boundary based on a condition, determining, via the controller, based on the location of the road boundary whether the vehicle will be a predetermined distance from the road boundary, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 10118642
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes determining a location of a road boundary along a segment of a road relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter for the segment of the road, the parameter including a plurality of values corresponding to a plurality of boundary locations along the segment of the road, determining, via the controller, whether the vehicle is approaching the road boundary based on a vehicle trajectory and the location of the plurality of boundary locations, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180286095
    Abstract: A display assistance device detects the steering angle of a vehicle by using a steering angle sensor, and changes the position of a virtual viewpoint behind the host vehicle based on the detected steering angle. Then, the display assistance device converts images captured using a plurality of cameras such as a front camera and a rear camera into an overhead image of a downward view from the virtual viewpoint, and displays the converted overhead image on a display with a host vehicle icon superimposed on the overhead image, the host vehicle icon indicating the position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180201315
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle, the method includes obtaining a location of a road boundary relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter to assist a driver of the vehicle when approaching the location of the road boundary based on a condition, determining, via the controller, based on the location of the road boundary whether the vehicle will be a predetermined distance from the road boundary, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Patent number: 9994254
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes obtaining a feature of a road using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter based on the feature of the road, determining, via a controller, whether the vehicle is approaching a boundary of the road, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the boundary of the road, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20170282973
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes obtaining a feature of a road using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter based on the feature of the road, determining, via a controller, whether the vehicle is approaching a boundary of the road, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the boundary of the road, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20170267286
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle includes obtaining a feature of a road to be traveled by the vehicle with a sensor and/or a GPS system. A parameter is selected to assist a driver of the vehicle in driving a segment of the road based on the feature of the road. The parameter includes information on the location of a boundary along the road and a preferred trajectory to be driven along the road. A controller determines whether a current trajectory of the vehicle while travelling the road is deviating from the preferred trajectory of the vehicle along the road. A feedback operation is provided to assist the driver in guiding the vehicle nearer to the preferred trajectory based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20170267287
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes determining a location of a road boundary along a segment of a road relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter for the segment of the road, the parameter including a plurality of values corresponding to a plurality of boundary locations along the segment of the road, determining, via the controller, whether the vehicle is approaching the road boundary based on a vehicle trajectory and the location of the plurality of boundary locations, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Patent number: 9586593
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes determining a location of a road boundary relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter to assist a driver of the vehicle at the location of the road boundary, updating the parameter based on a previous operation of the vehicle, determining, via the controller, whether the vehicle is approaching the road boundary based on a vehicle trajectory and the location of a road boundary, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Publication number: 20160090086
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle includes identifying a road to be driven by the driver using a position determination unit. A parameter is selected to assist a driver of the vehicle in driving a segment of the road. The parameter includes information on the location of a boundary along the road and a preferred trajectory to be driven along the road. A controller determines whether a driven trajectory of the vehicle while travelling the road is deviating from the preferred trajectory of the vehicle along the road. A feedback operation is provided while travelling the road to assist the driver in guiding the vehicle from the driven trajectory nearer to the preferred trajectory based on the selected parameter. The preferred trajectory is updated based on the driven trajectory of the vehicle along the road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20160091325
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle includes identifying a road to be driven by the driver using a position determination unit. A parameter is selected to assist a driver of the vehicle in driving a segment of the road. The parameter includes information on the location of a boundary along the road and a preferred trajectory to be driven along the road. The parameter has a series of values corresponding to a plurality of locations along the road. A controller determines whether a current trajectory of the vehicle while travelling the road is deviating from the preferred trajectory of the vehicle along the road. A feedback operation is provided to assist the driver in guiding the vehicle nearer to the preferred trajectory based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Publication number: 20160090084
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle in driving a road, the method includes determining a location of a road boundary relative to the vehicle using a sensor, selecting, via a controller, a parameter to assist a driver of the vehicle at the location of the road boundary, updating the parameter based on a previous operation of the vehicle, determining, via the controller, whether the vehicle is approaching the road boundary based on a vehicle trajectory and the location of a road boundary, and providing a feedback operation to assist the driver in avoiding the road boundary, the feedback operation based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiro TAKAMATSU, Yuji TAKADA, Yoshinori KUSAYANAGI, Norimasa KISHI
  • Patent number: 9227635
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle. A road to be driven by the driver is identified using a position determination unit. A parameter is selected to assist a driver of the vehicle in driving a segment of the road. The parameter includes information on the location of a boundary along the road and a preferred trajectory to be driven along the road. A controller determines whether a current trajectory of the vehicle while travelling the road is deviating from the preferred trajectory of the vehicle along the road. A feedback operation is provided to assist the driver in guiding the vehicle nearer to the preferred trajectory based on the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Yuji Takada, Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Norimasa Kishi
  • Patent number: 6980130
    Abstract: An emergency reporting device is configured to reduce the load of communication circuits of base stations when sending emergency signals. The emergency reporting device is configured to track the time in the travel time recording section from when a vehicle last exited a communication area of a base station until it detects a peripheral vehicle or track the time in the same manner for a peripheral vehicle as well. When the vehicle encounters a peripheral vehicle after receiving an emergency signal from an emergency vehicle, an exchange of travel information occurs between the two vehicles. The emergency reporting device determines whether or not to send the emergency signal held by the vehicle to the peripheral vehicle based on the travel information that was exchanged when the vehicles encountered each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Miho Kido
  • Publication number: 20040077330
    Abstract: An emergency reporting device is configured to reduce the load of communication circuits of base stations when sending emergency signals. The emergency reporting device is configured to track the time in the travel time recording section from when a vehicle last exited a communication area of a base station until it detects a peripheral vehicle or track the time in the same manner for a peripheral vehicle as well. When the vehicle encounters a peripheral vehicle after receiving an emergency signal from an emergency vehicle, an exchange of travel information occurs between the two vehicles. The emergency reporting device determines whether or not to send the emergency signal held by the vehicle to the peripheral vehicle based on the travel information that was exchanged when the vehicles encountered each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Miho Kido