Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Nakamura

Yoshitaka Nakamura 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).

  • Publication number: 20210129751
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to encourage a driver to visually recognize a direction from the side and rear of a vehicle and requiring visual recognition by the driver at a complicated intersection. A side and rear reflection controller of the present invention includes: a geometry recognition unit that recognizes the geometry of an intersection having same direction entry lanes; a position recognition unit that recognizes the position of the own vehicle relative to the intersection; a visibility direction setting unit that sets a part from the side and rear of the own vehicle as a recommended visibility direction on the basis of the position of the own vehicle relative to the intersection and the same direction entry lanes; and a control unit that controls the side and rear reflection display device so as to present an image in the recommended visibility direction to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Yoshiharu ASAGA
  • Patent number: 10967879
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to implement, at a low hardware cost, a device that changes an autonomous driving control parameter whose step size is variably set. An autonomous driving control parameter changing device according to the present invention includes, a gesture operation acquisition unit that acquires information on a gesture operation for moving the operation target icon, a parameter changing unit that changes the autonomous driving control parameter in an increase or decrease direction defined in association with a movement direction in which the operation target icon is moved, and a step size setting unit that variably sets a step size based on a predetermined condition, the step size corresponding to an amount of change in the autonomous driving control parameter made by the parameter changing unit per occurrence of the gesture operation, and the change operation screen includes a display of the step size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo Shimotani, Yoshitaka Nakamura, Tadashi Miyahara, Naohiko Obata, Tsutomu Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20210070175
    Abstract: In a display control unit, an information acquisition unit acquires first information and second information. A display processing unit causes a first display surface provided in a subject vehicle to display the first information, and causes a second display surface provided in the subject vehicle to display the second information. A lens control unit sets a virtual image distance of the first display surface by controlling a first liquid crystal lens arranged in front of the first display surface based on a type of the first information, and sets a virtual image distance of the second display surface by controlling a second liquid crystal lens arranged in front of the second display surface based on a type of the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10933745
    Abstract: A display control apparatus controls a display used in a vehicle which can travel with automatic driving. The display control apparatus includes an information acquirer and a controller. The information acquirer acquires information of a travel control plan generated by an automatic driving control device of the vehicle. The controller acquires a future position which is a position of the vehicle after an elapse of a predetermined time from a current position of the vehicle from a future movement of the vehicle planned by the travel control plan, and controls the display so that a user is visually provided with the future position of the vehicle by overlapping a vehicle object which is a display object imitating a vehicle shape with a landscape relating to the future position which is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo Shimotani, Yoshitaka Nakamura, Tadashi Miyahara, Naohiko Obata
  • Publication number: 20210031789
    Abstract: A travel sickness estimation system includes an estimation unit and an output unit. The estimation unit is configured to perform estimation processing of estimating, based on person information indicating conditions of a person who is on board a moving vehicle, whether or not the person is in circumstances that would cause travel sickness for him or her. The output unit is configured to output a result of the estimation processing performed by the estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yuta MORIURA, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Yasufumi KAWAI, Hiroyuki HANDA, Yohei MORISHITA, Toru OKINO, Hiroyuki HAGINO, Toru SAKURAGAWA, Satoshi MORISHITA
  • Publication number: 20200377126
    Abstract: A plurality of sections in a planned travel route include a first basic section for a first automatic driving level, a second basic section for a second automatic driving level lower than the first automatic driving level, and a change preparation section and a main section in the first basic section. An information output control device controls an information output system so as to perform information output in accordance with an output structure allowed in a current section, among a plurality of types of output structures each determined by a combination of output information, an output format, and an output destination device. Allowed output structures for the change preparation section include part of not-allowed output structures for the main section and also include at least part of allowed output structures for the second basic section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naohiko OBATA, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Tadashi MIYAHARA, Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshinori UENO, Hisanori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200231181
    Abstract: An operation authority management apparatus manages switching between automatic operation and manual operation of a plurality of actuators (a steering actuator, an accelerator actuator, and a brake actuator) of a subject vehicle. In the operation authority management apparatus, a subject vehicle behavior prediction unit predicts a behavior of the subject vehicle. A determination unit determines, for each individual actuator, whether or not to permit switching of the actuator during the automatic operation to the manual operation on the basis of the behavior of the subject vehicle predicted by the subject vehicle behavior prediction unit. A notification unit notifies a driver of the subject vehicle of a determination result made by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi MIYAHARA, Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Naohiko OBATA, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200207275
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to allow a driver to appropriately view a travel lane and an adjacent lane behind a vehicle regardless of the shape of the travel lane. A lateral rear image control apparatus controls a lateral rear image display apparatus, and includes: a lane shape acquisition unit to acquire information on the shape of the travel lane of the subject vehicle; a viewing range setting unit to set, based on the information on the shape of the travel lane behind the subject vehicle, a region located in a particular direction relative to the subject vehicle at the lateral rear of the subject vehicle to a recommended viewing range; and a controller to control the lateral rear image display apparatus so that an image in the recommended viewing range is displayed to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Yoshiharu ASAGA
  • Patent number: 10607653
    Abstract: To improve usability and edit efficiency of video data editing based on additional information, additional information added according to a time axis of video data is first recognized. An edit range of the video data is then set according to whether the additional information is first additional information for designating a specific point in time in the time axis of the video or second additional information for designating a specific time range in the time axis of the video. Therefore, a part to be handled as the edit range is set according to the additional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Hayashi, Shintaro Kajiwara, Yoshitaka Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200057906
    Abstract: A classification unit classifies messages included in a text log depending on types, and gives an ID set for each type to each of the classified messages. A creation unit creates, based on dates of occurrence attached to the messages, a matrix indicating an appearance distribution of the messages in the text log for each predetermined duration for each ID. A pattern extraction unit extracts a plurality of patterns, which are combinations of the IDs, from the matrix created by the creation unit. A removal unit removes a part or whole of the patterns from the matrix. A determination unit calculates a degree of importance for each element included in each of the patterns, and determines whether the degree of importance is equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold. A sequence extraction unit extracts a sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro TORA, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Machiko TOYODA
  • Publication number: 20200024150
    Abstract: A time-dependent element of the present invention includes a time-dependent phase transition material that undergoes solid-solid phase transition developing with time after production irrespective of the presence of an external stimulus, in which one or more physical properties of the time-dependent element selected from a group consisting of composition, volume, transmittance, reflectance, electric resistance, and magnetic property change with time. A physical property temporal change prediction device includes a physical property temporal change prediction device body having the time-dependent element and is configured to predict a temporal change in one or more physical properties selected from a group consisting of composition, volume, transmittance, reflectance, electric resistance, and magnetic property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Tsutomu FURUTA, Hiroyoshi YODEN
  • Publication number: 20200017118
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a technology of determining whether a driver is prepared for transfer of driving authorization, and then determining whether transfer of driving authorization is acceptable or unacceptable. The present invention is intended for a driving authorization transfer determination device. The device includes a task request part that makes an output device inside the vehicle output a request for a task involving continuous speech or body movement for a predetermined period of time, a task acquisition part that acquires an accomplishment result of the task from an input device inside the vehicle, a transfer determination part that determines whether the transfer is acceptable or unacceptable based on the accomplishment result of the task, and a determination result output part that outputs a determination result of the transfer determination part to the automated driving controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi MIYAHARA, Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Naohiko OBATA
  • Publication number: 20190361442
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to correct a travel plan of a vehicle so as to cause a self-vehicle to move to a relative position with lower travel risk. A travel plan correction device in accordance with the present invention includes a risk calculation section setting unit for setting a risk calculation section, a risk calculation unit for calculating a travel risk value, on the basis of a relative position between a target area and a surrounding vehicle and travel control information of the surrounding vehicle, a risk reduction section extraction unit for extracting a section whose travel risk value is lower than that at a traveling spot, out of the risk calculation section, as a risk reduction section, and a travel plan correction unit for correcting the travel plan so as to cause the self-vehicle to move to the risk reduction section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimihiko IZAKI, Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Yoshinori UENO, Tadashi MIYAHARA, Naohiko OBATA
  • Patent number: 10489353
    Abstract: A storage system includes N nodes (N is an integer, equal to or larger than 2) coupled to at least one data processing system. A plurality of tenant spaces, based on the N nodes, contain Y1 tenant spaces (Y1 is an integer, equal to or larger than 2 and equal to or smaller than N) for a first tenant. The Y1 tenant spaces are based on Y1 node groups in the N nodes. Each of the Y1 node groups contains Q1 or more nodes (Q1 is an integer, equal to or larger than 1). For the first tenant, the storage system provides, to each of the Y1 tenant spaces, data units multiplexed Y1 times. From a first load-source tenant space from among the Y1 tenant spaces, the storage system loads a first data unit group containing one or more data units to a first load-destination data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Esaka, Tetsuya Abe, Yoshitaka Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190324451
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of determining feasibility of lowering a driving automation level of an automated driving vehicle, based on a driving load considering a relationship with surrounding vehicles. An automatic-driving-level lowering feasibility determination apparatus according to the present invention includes: a surrounding vehicle information obtainment unit obtaining surrounding vehicle information; a driving load calculator calculating, based on the surrounding vehicle information, a driving load value indicating a magnitude of a driving load on the subject vehicle; a driving-automation-level lowering feasibility determination unit determining feasibility of lowering a driving automation level of the subject vehicle, based on the driving load value; and an output controller outputting, to an automated driving control device, a result of the feasibility determined by the driving-automation-level lowering feasibility determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiko OBATA, Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Tadashi MIYAHARA, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190294163
    Abstract: An automatic driving control plan creation unit creates a plan of an automatic driving section in which a subject vehicle is automatically driven, and a plan of a driving switching preparation section for switching the subject vehicle from automatic driving to manual driving. For each point in the driving switching preparation section, a driving load calculation unit calculates a driving load applied to a driver when the driver manually drives the subject vehicle. A driving switching permission determination unit permits switching of the subject vehicle from automatic driving to manual driving at a point where the driving load is smaller than a predetermined threshold value, and does not permit switching of the subject vehicle from automatic driving to manual driving at a point where the driving load is equal to or larger than the threshold value. A permission standard relaxation unit makes the driving load difficult to exceed the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori UENO, Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Naohiko OBATA, Tadashi MIYAHARA, Tomohiro SHIINO
  • Publication number: 20190285489
    Abstract: a pressure sensor 1 according to the first aspect of the invention includes: a substrate 50; and a functional element 40 which is laid on the substrate 50 and is composed of functional titanium oxide including crystal grains of at least one of ?-phase trititanium pentoxide (?-Ti3O5) and ?-phase trititanium pentoxide (?-Ti3O5) and having the property that at least a portion of crystal grains of at least one of ?-phase trititanium pentoxide (?-Ti3O5) and ?-phase trititanium pentoxide (?-Ti3O5) change into crystal grains of titanium dioxide (TiO2) when the functional titanium oxide is heated to 350° C. or higher. The substrate 50 includes a substrate thin-film section 51 having a thin film form in which the thickness in the stacking direction of the substrate 50 and the functional element 40 is smaller than that in the other directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Tsutomu FURUTA, Hiroyoshi YODEN, Mitsuo YAGUCHI, Takeshi UEDA
  • Publication number: 20190270458
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to implement, at a low hardware cost, a device that changes an autonomous driving control parameter whose step size is variably set. An autonomous driving control parameter changing device according to the present invention includes, a gesture operation acquisition unit that acquires information on a gesture operation for moving the operation target icon, a parameter changing unit that changes the autonomous driving control parameter in an increase or decrease direction defined in association with a movement direction in which the operation target icon is moved, and a step size setting unit that variably sets a step size based on a predetermined condition, the step size corresponding to an amount of change in the autonomous driving control parameter made by the parameter changing unit per occurrence of the gesture operation, and the change operation screen includes a display of the step size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Tadashi MIYAHARA, Naohiko OBATA, Tsutomu MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20190263263
    Abstract: A display control apparatus controls a display used in a vehicle which can travel with automatic driving. The display control apparatus includes an information acquirer and a controller. The information acquirer acquires information of a travel control plan generated by an automatic driving control device of the vehicle. The controller acquires a future position which is a position of the vehicle after an elapse of a predetermined time from a current position of the vehicle from a future movement of the vehicle planned by the travel control plan, and controls the display so that a user is visually provided with the future position of the vehicle by overlapping a vehicle object which is a display object imitating a vehicle shape with a landscape relating to the future position which is acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo SHIMOTANI, Yoshitaka NAKAMURA, Tadashi MIYAHARA, Naohiko OBATA
  • Patent number: RE47988
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a memory cell region, a peripheral circuit region and a boundary region. In the memory cell region, a concave lower electrode and a foundation layer have a same uppermost surface positioned in a height of H above the plane-A. In the boundary region, one concave lower conductive region and a foundation layer have a same uppermost surface positioned in a height of H above the plane-A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Longitude Licensing Limited
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nakamura, Kenji Komeda, Ryota Suewaka, Noriaki Ikeda