Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Mimura

Yoshitaka Mimura 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: 11203360
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle control system including a driving assistance controller configured to execute driving assistance of a vehicle at a plurality of different degrees, an information output configured to output information, and an output controller configured to control the information output so that information indicating a target to be monitored or operated by an occupant required for the occupant is output on the basis of a change in a degree of driving assistance of the driving assistance controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Tatsuya Iwasa, Yoshihiro Oniwa, Mineyuki Yoshida, Yuko Ouchi, Fue Kubota, Toshiyuki Kaji, Naotaka Kumakiri, Naohiro Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11198439
    Abstract: A vehicle control device including: a display; a recognizer; a driving controller that generates a target trajectory of a subject vehicle on the basis of states of objects recognized and controls one or both of a speed and steering of the subject vehicle on the basis of the generated target trajectory; and a display controller that causes to display images resembling the other vehicles recognized as the objects, wherein the display controller causes to display a first image resembling a first vehicle having an influence on a behavior of the subject vehicle according to the driving controller and a second image resembling a second vehicle having an influence on generation of the target trajectory among the other vehicles recognized as the objects with more emphasis than a third image resembling a third vehicle other than the first vehicle and the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Mimura
  • Patent number: 11192485
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes an object placement portion in which an object can be placed, an automated driving controller configured to execute automated driving for automatically controlling at least one of acceleration or deceleration and steering of a vehicle, and an object placement controller configured to change the object placement portion from a first mode to a second mode in which the object placement portion is more easily used by an occupant of the vehicle than in the first mode in accordance with a control state of automated driving executed by the automated driving controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Masahiko Asakura
  • Patent number: 11186297
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes an automated driving control unit that executes automated driving for autonomously controlling at least one of steering or acceleration and deceleration of a vehicle, an occupant state determination unit that determines a state of an occupant of the vehicle, and a learning unit that learns automated driving control executed by the automated driving control unit so that the state of the occupant determined by the occupant state determination unit approaches a predetermined state on the basis of a combination of a behavior of the vehicle occurring with the automated driving control or a notification to the vehicle occupant of information relating to the automated driving control and the state of the occupant determined by the occupant state determination unit after the behavior of the vehicle or the information notification to the vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Mimura
  • Patent number: 11175658
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes an automatic driving control unit executing a first driving mode in which at least one of acceleration/deceleration and steering of a subject vehicle is automatically controlled and an environment control unit controlling an environment device of the subject vehicle such that an environment of the inside of a vehicle cabin is in a state appropriate for a second driving mode in a case in which the automatic driving control unit ends execution of the first driving mode and transitions to a second driving mode of which a degree of automatic driving is lower than that of the first driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Okimoto, Yoshitaka Mimura, Naotaka Kumakiri
  • Patent number: 11167773
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control system including: an automatic driving control unit that automatically controls at least one of acceleration/deceleration and steering of a host vehicle, and performs automatic driving control in any one mode among a plurality of modes different in the degree of automatic driving; an interface device that accepts an operation by an occupant of the host vehicle and outputs information; and an interface control unit that restricts acceptance of the operation by the occupant of the host vehicle with respect to the interface device, or output of the information in the interface device in correspondence with a mode of automatic driving that is performed by the automatic driving control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Mimura
  • Patent number: 11151871
    Abstract: An autonomous driving vehicle information presentation apparatus includes: a traffic signal information obtaining unit that obtains traffic signal information on a traffic light at an intersection ahead of a host vehicle in a direction of advance; a check-recognition unit that recognizes change timing of a traffic signal of the traffic light based on the traffic signal information on the traffic light; and an information presentation unit that presents traffic signal information including an instruction to stop, a warning for advance, or a permission to advance expressed by the traffic signal of the traffic light, with a rear display unit provided at a position at which the rear display unit is visible to an occupant in a trailing vehicle. The information presentation unit presents the traffic signal information further containing the change timing of the traffic signal of the traffic light recognized by the check-recognition unit, with the rear display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Takashi Oshima, Yuji Tsuchiya, Yuki Kizumi
  • Patent number: 11137264
    Abstract: A display system includes: a display that displays an image; and a display controller that causes the display to display a first image resembling roads around a vehicle and a second image resembling a recommended lane determined on the basis of a route to a destination set by the vehicle among the roads around the vehicle. The display controller causes the display to display the second image and a third image guiding a course of the vehicle when the vehicle has reached a second position located a predetermined distance before a first position at which the vehicle has to make a turn in the route to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Ikeda, Kenji Sugiyama, Yoshitaka Mimura, Takashi Watanabe, Taichi Sogo, Masayuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11077862
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a control unit configured to support a driving of a vehicle by selectively operating in one driving support mode among a plurality of driving support modes including a low speed following travel mode in which the vehicle travels while maintaining a constant inter-vehicle distance between a preceding traveling vehicle and the vehicle in a case where the speed is equal to or less than a predetermined speed, and an equipment control unit configured to release a use restriction on a specific function in which the line of sight of a driver is removed from the vehicle surroundings due to its utilization in a case where the control unit operates the low speed following travel mode is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Yoshihiro Oniwa, Mineyuki Yoshida, Yuko Ouchi, Fue Kubota, Toshiyuki Kaji, Naotaka Kumakiri, Hironori Takano
  • Publication number: 20210197845
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control system including: an automatic driving control unit that automatically controls at least one of acceleration/deceleration and steering of a host vehicle, and performs automatic driving control in any one mode among a plurality of modes different in the degree of automatic driving; an interface device that accepts an operation by an occupant of the host vehicle and outputs information; and an interface control unit that restricts acceptance of the operation by the occupant of the host vehicle with respect to the interface device, or output of the information in the interface device in correspondence with a mode of automatic driving that is performed by the automatic driving control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Mimura
  • Publication number: 20210197863
    Abstract: A vehicle control device facilitates giving a feeling of security to a driver and passengers of an autonomous driving host vehicle M. The vehicle control device includes a recognition unit recognizing circumstances surrounding the vehicle, a travel control unit controlling at least one of steering and acceleration of the vehicle based on the circumstances surrounding the vehicle, an external notification unit notifying the traffic participants recognized by the recognition unit of a behavior of the host vehicle based on a control by the travel control unit, an internal notification unit notifying the driver of the information notified to the traffic participant through the external notification unit when the host vehicle M is within a predetermined area of the intersection, and a notification control unit stopping the notifications when the vehicle is not in the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroto HOTTA, Naokatsu SATO, Yoshitaka MIMURA
  • Patent number: 11046332
    Abstract: When a second condition is satisfied in a case in which an automated driving control unit performs switching from automated driving to manual driving, a request for a remote operation is sent to an outside-vehicle facility using a communicator, and remote driving for automatically controlling at least one of acceleration/deceleration and steering of a vehicle is executed on the basis of control information received from the outside-vehicle facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Akaba, Kazuyuki Kaneko, Genta Boda, Masahiko Asakura, Yoshitaka Mimura, Naotaka Kumakiri, Kohei Okimoto, Hironori Takano
  • Publication number: 20210171060
    Abstract: In an autonomous driving vehicle information presentation apparatus, an estimation unit estimates a scheduled path for a host vehicle M. A prediction unit predicts a scheduled path for traffic participants. Based on the scheduled path for the host vehicle and the scheduled path for the traffic participants, an interference determination unit determines whether these two scheduled paths will interfere with each other in a predetermined time period. If the two scheduled paths will interfere with each other in the predetermined time period, an extraction unit extracts a specific traffic participant to be involved in the interference among the traffic participants. An information presentation unit presents information for avoiding the interference to the specific traffic participant extracted by the extraction unit as a presentation target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MIMURA, Yuji TSUCHIYA, Takashi OSHIMA, Yuki KIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210170942
    Abstract: In an autonomous driving vehicle information presentation apparatus, an outside information obtaining unit obtains outside information on an outside including a trailing vehicle present behind a host vehicle in a direction of advance. A determination unit determines presence of the trailing vehicle following the host vehicle, based on the outside information. A calculation unit 325 calculates a host vehicle-trailing vehicle distance being a distance between the host vehicle and the trailing vehicle when the determination unit determines that the trailing vehicle following the host vehicle is present. An information presentation unit presents information addressed to the trailing vehicle by using a rear display unit provided in a rear portion of a cabin of the host vehicle. The information presentation unit sets a presented state of the information addressed to the trailing vehicle according to a magnitude of the host vehicle-trailing vehicle distance calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MIMURA, Yuji TSUCHIYA, Takashi OSHIMA, Yuki KIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210174673
    Abstract: An autonomous driving vehicle information presentation apparatus includes: a traffic signal information obtaining unit that obtains traffic signal information on a traffic light at an intersection ahead of a host vehicle in a direction of advance; a check-recognition unit that recognizes change timing of a traffic signal of the traffic light based on the traffic signal information on the traffic light; and an information presentation unit that presents traffic signal information including an instruction to stop, a warning for advance, or a permission to advance expressed by the traffic signal of the traffic light, with a rear display unit provided at a position at which the rear display unit is visible to an occupant in a trailing vehicle. The information presentation unit presents the traffic signal information further containing the change timing of the traffic signal of the traffic light recognized by the check-recognition unit, with the rear display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MIMURA, Takashi OSHIMA, Yuji TSUCHIYA, Yuki KIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210170943
    Abstract: In an autonomous driving vehicle information presentation apparatus, based on outside information, an identification unit searches for a person present around a host vehicle and identifies whether the person extracted by the search matches a user of the host vehicle. When a result of the identification by the identification unit indicates that the person extracted by the search matches the user of the host vehicle, the information presentation unit presents information by using a preset presenting state to a specific person, as a presentation target, identified to match the user of the host vehicle by the identification unit with an exterior display apparatus provided at a front portion of the host vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Takashi Oshima, Yuji Tsuchiya, Yuki Kizumi
  • Publication number: 20210171064
    Abstract: An autonomous driving vehicle information presentation apparatus including: a congestion information obtaining unit; a stop position prediction unit; an action plan generation unit; and an information presentation unit is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MIMURA, Yuji TSUCHIYA, Takashi OSHIMA, Yuki KIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210171065
    Abstract: In an autonomous driving vehicle information presentation apparatus, an interference area setting unit sets an interference area on a scheduled travel route for a host vehicle based on an action plan for the host vehicle. A prediction unit predicts behavior of traffic participants with respect to the host vehicle based on the outside information. An extraction unit extracts, based on the interference area and the behavior of the traffic participants predicted by the prediction unit, a specific traffic participant among the traffic participants which is currently present in the interference area or expected to enter the interference area. An information presentation unit presents information on the action plan for the host vehicle to the specific traffic participant extracted by the extraction unit as a presentation target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MIMURA, Takashi OSHIMA, Yuji TSUCHIYA, Yuki KIZUMI
  • Patent number: 11027651
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding environment of a vehicle; a driving controller configured to perform speed control and steering control of the vehicle based on a recognition result of the recognizer; a communication unit configured to communicate with a terminal device of a user boarding the vehicle; a vehicle exterior notification unit configured to notify information regarding vehicle identification to the vehicle exterior; and a notification controller configured to cause the communication unit to transmit information for notifying the information regarding the vehicle identification to the terminal device and to cause the vehicle exterior notification unit to notify the information regarding the vehicle identification when the driving controller causes the vehicle to travel toward a position at which the user is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamanaka, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Katsuyasu Yamane, Yoshitaka Mimura, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Patent number: 11016497
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a vehicle control system includes: a determination unit determining a schedule of a running locus and speed control of a subject vehicle; a running control unit automatically performing at least speed control of the subject vehicle on the basis of the schedule determined by the determination unit; and an interface control unit causing a display unit to display information representing a position or a section at which the subject vehicle accelerates or decelerates in the speed control in association with information representing the running locus on the basis of the schedule determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Naotaka Kumakiri