Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Yamada

Yoshinori Yamada 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: 11294395
    Abstract: An accompanying vehicle selection system includes: a first vehicle that is provided with a driver's seat; a plurality of second vehicles that have different functions from the first vehicle, and that are configured to travel in accompaniment with the first vehicle; and a control unit that is provided in the first vehicle, and that determines, based on input information, which vehicle from among the plurality of second vehicles is to travel in accompaniment with the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito, Shotaro Inoue, Akihiro Muguruma, Michio Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220075588
    Abstract: A display control device for a vehicle is provided. The display control device includes a processor configured to display a primary plan on a first display and a secondary plan on a second display. The primary plan is to be performed next after a vehicle action currently being performed, and the secondary plan is to be performed subsequently to the primary plan. The first display may be provided on an upper side of the second display. The first display may be a head-up display, and the second display may be a meter panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito
  • Patent number: 11256462
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a projection device that is provided on a vehicle cabin interior side of a front windshield glass in a vehicle, and displays information by projecting projection light so that this information appears superimposed on scenery visible in front of the vehicle, a display device that is provided in an instrument panel of the vehicle, and displays information towards a vehicle occupant seat side, and a display control unit that, of planned actions acquired from a self-driving control unit that controls self-driving of the vehicle, causes a planned action that is to be performed next after a vehicle action currently being performed to be displayed as a primary planned action by the projection device, and also causes planned actions that are to be performed subsequently to the primary planned action to be displayed as secondary planned actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito
  • Patent number: 11238092
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a first memory; a first processor that is connected to the first memory; and a storage section that stores image data related to a position information-appended image that is appended with position information relating to an imaging location. The first processor searches for one or more items of the image data including the position information within a predetermined range of a current position of a vehicle, and selects a position information-appended image related to image data found by the searching as an image to be displayed in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito, Shotaro Inoue, Akihiro Muguruma, Michio Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11221816
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a projection device that is provided on a vehicle cabin interior side of a front windshield glass in a vehicle, and displays information by projecting projection light so that this information appears superimposed on scenery visible in front of the vehicle, a display device that is provided in an instrument panel of the vehicle, and displays information towards a vehicle occupant seat side, and a display control unit that, of planned actions acquired from a self-driving control unit that controls self-driving of the vehicle, causes a planned action that is to be performed next after a vehicle action currently being performed to be displayed as a primary planned action by the projection device, and also causes planned actions that are to be performed subsequently to the primary planned action to be displayed as secondary planned actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20210382455
    Abstract: A numerical control device includes a control computation unit controlling a spindle as a rotation axis of a workpiece, a first shaft driving a tool performing vibration cutting machining on the workpiece, and a second shaft driving a tool performing vibration cutting machining on the workpiece. The computation unit includes: a storage unit storing a machining program; a determination unit determining whether the number of vibrations of the first shaft and the second shaft follows a rotation speed of the spindle specified by the machining program; and a number-of-vibrations calculation unit that, in response to the determination that the number of vibrations of at least one of the first shaft and the second shaft does not follow the rotation speed of the spindle, calculates the number of vibrations following the rotation speed of the spindle for the drive shaft assessed as not following it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu SAGASAKI, Yoshinori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11131979
    Abstract: A numerical control device for controlling a main shaft, which is a rotating shaft for a workpiece, a drive shaft that drives a tool for vibration cutting of the workpiece in an X-axis direction, and a drive shaft that drives the tool or the workpiece in a Z-axis direction, includes: a storage unit that stores a machining program for vibration cutting of the workpiece; and a control computation unit that calculates a specific point that the tool passes during vibration cutting on the basis of a tolerance value, which is an allowable error in machining of a corner of the workpiece, and generates a vibration waveform of the tool indicating a movement path of the tool passing the specific point, in which the control computation unit controls movement and vibration of the tool in accordance with the machining program and the vibration waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Sagasaki, Satoru Inokuchi, Yoshinori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210247734
    Abstract: A numerical control device for controlling a main shaft, which is a rotating shaft for a workpiece, a drive shaft that drives a tool for vibration cutting of the workpiece in an X-axis direction, and a drive shaft that drives the tool or the workpiece in a Z-axis direction, includes: a storage unit that stores a machining program for vibration cutting of the workpiece; and a control computation unit that calculates a specific point that the tool passes during vibration cutting on the basis of a tolerance value, which is an allowable error in machining of a corner of the workpiece, and generates a vibration waveform of the tool indicating a movement path of the tool passing the specific point, in which the control computation unit controls movement and vibration of the tool in accordance with the machining program and the vibration waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu SAGASAKI, Satoru INOKUCHI, Yoshinori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210221941
    Abstract: As a thermoplastic resin used as a matrix resin for a fiber-reinforced composite material, a thermoplastic resin having a high glass transition temperature in spite of having a low resin viscosity during molding is provided. Provided are a two-liquid curable composition for forming a thermoplastic matrix resin, the two-liquid curable composition containing an active hydrogen component containing an alkylthio group-containing aromatic diamine (A) and a diisocyanate component containing at least one kind of diisocyanate (B) selected from the group consisting of aliphatic diisocyanates, alicyclic diisocyanates, and modified forms of aliphatic diisocyanates and alicyclic diisocyanates, a matrix resin for a fiber-reinforced composite material, the matrix resin being a thermoplastic resin containing a reaction product of the active hydrogen component and the diisocyanate component, and a fiber-reinforced composite material containing the matrix resin and reinforcing fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI KOGYO SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori YAMADA, Takuma NISHIMURA, Kei OIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210130611
    Abstract: Provided are a two-component curable composition, for manufacture of a thermoplastic polyurethane resin, that exhibits low mixing viscosity and high glass transition temperature after curing, a thermoplastic polyurethane resin that is a cured product thereof, and a fiber-reinforced resin including the thermoplastic polyurethane resin. The two-component curable composition for manufacture of a thermoplastic polyurethane resin is a two-component curable composition including a polyol component including a diol (A) and a polyisocyanate component including a diisocyanate (B). The diol (A) includes a diol (A-1) having an aromatic ring and having a molecular weight of 200 to 700 and a diol (A-2) having no aromatic ring and having a molecular weight of 500 or less. The ratio ((A-1)/((A-1)+(A-2))) of the mass of the diol (A-1) to the total mass of the diol (A-1) and the diol (A-2) is (10/100) to (75/100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI KOGYO SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma NISHIMURA, Yoshinori YAMADA, Kei OIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10895464
    Abstract: A navigation device that includes: a memory; and a processor that is configured to: acquire route information relating to a planned route to be traveled by a second vehicle of a user having a friendly relationship with a user of a first vehicle, search for a guided route based on a current position of the first vehicle and the route information, such that at least one of the first vehicle or the second vehicle heads toward a common location, and output route guidance information relating to the guided route to at least one of the first vehicle or the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Takahiro Suzuki, Yosuke Tokuda, Taiki Nakamura, Miyu Tanaka, Kentaro Otokubo
  • Patent number: 10640036
    Abstract: A communications control unit and external sensors acquire external environment information including information on the vicinity of a vehicle. An autonomous driving control ECU calculates a warning level relating to continuing autonomous driving on the basis of the vicinity information. A speech generation section generates speech information on the basis of the external environment information acquired by the communications control unit and the external sensors. A control section controls speaking equipment so as to change at least one of speech information to be announced by the speaking equipment, a frequency of announcement of the speech information, and vocalization, in accordance with the warning level calculated by the autonomous driving control ECU. When autonomous driving is continuing, the control section controls the speaking equipment so as to repeat announcements of the speech information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Watanabe, Yoshinori Yamada, Chikashi Takeichi, Satoshi Arikura
  • Publication number: 20200118364
    Abstract: A protocol conversion device includes a converter and a communicator. The converter makes a protocol conversion of vehicle data acquired from a vehicle by communication based on a first protocol, into vehicle data in a format of HTTP or HTTPS as a second protocol. The vehicle data is directed to diagnosis of the vehicle. The communicator transmits the vehicle data protocol-converted by the converter, to a communication terminal that is able to execute, by communication based on the second protocol, a vehicle diagnosis program held by a web server. The converter makes a protocol conversion of data transmitted from the communication terminal by the communication based on the second protocol, into data in a first protocol format. The communicator transmits, to the vehicle by the communication based on the first protocol, the data in the first protocol format that is protocol-converted by the converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromi HIRASE, Yoshinori YAMADA, Ryuichiro IMAI, Atsushi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10618269
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a front pillar, a resin layer is formed by discharging a transparent resin from first nozzles of a 3D printer and discharging a supporting material from second nozzles of the 3D printer, while moving the first nozzles and the second nozzles in a direction corresponding to a length direction of a front pillar. Afterwards, the first nozzles and the second nozzles are moved relatively in a direction corresponding to a transverse direction of the front pillar and in a direction of moving away from the resin layer. By repeating the forming of the resin layer and the relative moving of the first nozzles and the second nozzles, the resin layers are layered in the direction corresponding to the transverse direction of the front pillar such that the front pillar is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Terada, Yoshinori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200073884
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a first memory; a first processor that is connected to the first memory; and a storage section that stores image data related to a position information-appended image that is appended with position information relating to an imaging location. The first processor searches for one or more items of the image data including the position information within a predetermined range of a current position of a vehicle, and selects a position information-appended image related to image data found by the searching as an image to be displayed in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito, Shotaro Inoue, Akihiro Muguruma, Michio Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200073406
    Abstract: An accompanying vehicle selection system includes: a first vehicle that is provided with a driver's seat; a plurality of second vehicles that have different functions from the first vehicle, and that are configured to travel in accompaniment with the first vehicle; and a control unit that is provided in the first vehicle, and that determines, based on input information, which vehicle from among the plurality of second vehicles is to travel in accompaniment with the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito, Shotaro Inoue, Akihiro Muguruma, Michio Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200042267
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a projection device that is provided on a vehicle cabin interior side of a front windshield glass in a vehicle, and displays information by projecting projection light so that this information appears superimposed on scenery visible in front of the vehicle, a display device that is provided in an instrument panel of the vehicle, and displays information towards a vehicle occupant seat side, and a display control unit that, of planned actions acquired from a self-driving control unit that controls self-driving of the vehicle, causes a planned action that is to be performed next after a vehicle action currently being performed to be displayed as a primary planned action by the projection device, and also causes planned actions that are to be performed subsequently to the primary planned action to be displayed as secondary planned actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10549780
    Abstract: A driving assistance device for a vehicle, comprising: a detection unit that detects a vicinity condition of the vehicle and a running condition of the vehicle; a driving control unit that, on the basis of detection results from the detection unit, controls at least a portion of driving operations of the vehicle and controls autonomous driving that is capable of an overtaking maneuver to overtake a vehicle in front; an operation unit that implements an operation to change a specified speed during the autonomous driving; and a control unit that, after the operation to change the specified speed is implemented by the operation unit in a state during autonomous driving in which a vehicle in front is detected by the detection unit, controls the driving control unit so as to carry out the overtaking maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Watanabe, Yoshinori Yamada, Chikashi Takeichi, Satoshi Arikura
  • Publication number: 20190389488
    Abstract: A surroundings monitoring device that includes: a display device that displays an own-vehicle display displaying a vehicle equipped with the surroundings monitoring device; a detection device that detects a potential hazard present near the vehicle; a processor; and a memory that is connected to the processor, the processor being configured to display on the display device a potential hazard display spanning from the own-vehicle display, or from a vicinity of the own-vehicle display on the display device, to a location of the display device corresponding to a direction in which the potential hazard detected by the detection device is present, the potential hazard display being distinct from display at other locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori YAMADA, Masaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20190366848
    Abstract: There is provided an interior structure including: a display section that is provided at an instrument panel; a styling section that is provided at a steering wheel and that has a similar profile to the display section; and an operation section that is disposed at the styling section and that is associated with the display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Masaki Ito