Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Uchida

Yoshitaka Uchida 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: 20170140229
    Abstract: A position of a moving object is reliably detected with high accuracy using only an image around a vehicle. A rear camera mounted on a vehicle obtains an original image around the vehicle, a movement region detector detects a moving object from the original image, and a difference calculator detects the moving object from a bird's-eye view image of the vehicle generated by a bird's-eye view image processor. A moving object position identifying part identifies a position of the moving object based on a distance from the vehicle to the moving object detected by the movement region detector or the difference calculator, a lateral direction position of the moving object, and an actual width of the moving object detected by the movement region detector when a detected object determination part determines that the moving objects detected by the movement region detector and the difference calculator are the same moving object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Takehito OGATA, Kenji KATO, Naoki SHIMIZU, Takafumi HAGI, Yoshitaka UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 9644739
    Abstract: A packing includes a base part that is attached to a duct, and a seal lip part that extends from the base part toward a battery module to press against the battery module. A first bend portion is provided midway in the seal lip part. A second bend portion is provided in a continuous portion between the base part and the seal lip part. The first bend portion and the second bend portion are bent in a direction opposite to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: OHTSUKA POLY-TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Tetsuya Sugizaki, Tomohiro Higaki
  • Publication number: 20170096106
    Abstract: A video display system performs a video conversion process on a video of a camera mounted on a vehicle and displays a resulting video, and includes a plurality of cameras, a detecting unit that detects an object of interest around the vehicle based on information or the like acquired through the plurality of cameras, other sensors, or a network, a transforming/synthesizing unit that transforms and synthesizes the videos photographed by the plurality of cameras using a shape of a virtual projection plane, a virtual viewpoint, and a synthesis method which are decided according to position information of the object of interest detected by the detecting unit, and a display unit that displays the video that is transformed and synthesized by the transforming/synthesizing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko HIGUCHI, Kenta TAKANOHASHI, Mitsuo NAKAJIMA, Hidenori SAKANIWA, Yoshitaka UCHIDA, Hiroyuki NAKAMURA, Katsuo ONOZAKI, Takayuki SHIOYA
  • Publication number: 20170006234
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a feature quantity detection condition specifying unit configured to specify a condition for detecting a predetermined feature quantity for an overhead view image of each image obtained by photographing a region in common from at least two different viewpoints; a feature quantity detecting unit configured to detect, by using the specified feature quantity detection condition, the feature quantity for each overhead view image; a blending ratio specifying unit configured to specify, based on the feature quantity, a blending ratio to be used when blending pixels of the overhead view images; and an overhead view image combining unit configured to produce and output a combined overhead view image by blending the pixels of the overhead view images based on the blending ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Haruhiko HIGUCHI, Mitsuo NAKAJIMA, Yoshitaka UCHIDA, Hiroyuki NAKAMURA, Katsuo ONOZAKI, Takayuki SHIOYA
  • Publication number: 20160364619
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle surroundings recognition apparatus capable of enhancing a calculation accuracy of a relative position and a relative speed with respect to an object such as a pedestrian even in a case where the object cannot be detected accurately in some of the images obtained by performing image-capturing around a vehicle, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehito OGATA, Masahiro KIYOHARA, Kota lRIE, Masao SAKATA, Yoshitaka UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 9485438
    Abstract: An image detection unit extracts image feature values from images of each camera. An image conversion unit computes a blend rate according to the image feature values and composites an image of a superposition area wherein a plurality of camera images overlap. An assessment is made of a correspondence of the image feature values of each image in the superposition area, and a determination is made that a solid object is present if the correlation is weak. Furthermore, a determination is made that the solid object is present in the superposition area if the image feature values in each image have locationally overlapping portions. In such a circumstance, the image is composited with the blend rate of the image with a greater image feature value set large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Sakaniwa, Yoshitaka Uchida, Katsuo Onozaki, Haruhiko Higuchi, Mitsuo Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20160307054
    Abstract: A surrounding environment recognition device includes: an image acquisition unit that obtains a photographic image from a camera for capturing, via a camera lens, an image of a surrounding environment around a mobile object; an image recognition unit that recognizes an object image of an object present in the surrounding environment based upon the photographic image obtained by the image acquisition unit; an accumulation detection unit that detects accumulation settled on the camera lens based upon the photographic image obtained by the image acquisition unit; a suspension decision-making unit that makes a decision, based upon detection results provided by the accumulation detection unit, whether or not to suspend operation of the image recognition unit; a tracking unit that detects a characteristic quantity in a tracking target image from a specific area in an image captured by the image acquisition unit for a reference frame, determines through calculation an estimated area where the characteristic quantity
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Masayuki TAKEMURA, Masahiro KIYOHARA, Kota IRIE, Masao SAKATA, Yoshitaka UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 9177196
    Abstract: With a simple configuration, a vehicle periphery monitoring system that easily detects pedestrian that has a possibility to collide with a vehicle to which the monitoring system is installed. Based on a change rate in the size of the image of the observation object captured at a preset time interval by an onboard camera 111 and the presence or absence of the deformation of the observation object image between the captured images, it is determined whether the observation object is a pedestrian relatively approaching the vehicle to which the monitoring system is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kiyohara, Shoji Muramatsu, Kota Irie, Yoshitaka Uchida
  • Publication number: 20150281594
    Abstract: An image detection unit extracts image feature values from images of each camera. An image conversion unit computes a blend rate according to the image feature values and composites an image of a superposition area wherein a plurality of camera images overlap. An assessment is made of a correspondence of the image feature values of each image in the superposition area, and a determination is made that a solid object is present if the correlation is weak. Furthermore, a determination is made that the solid object is present in the superposition area if the image feature values in each image have locationally overlapping portions. In such a circumstance, the image is composited with the blend rate of the image with a greater image feature value set large.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hidenori Sakaniwa, Yoshitaka Uchida, Katsuo Onozaki, Haruhiko Higuchi, Mitsuo Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20150147639
    Abstract: A packing includes a base part that is attached to a duct, and a seal lip part that extends from the base part toward a battery module to press against the battery module. A first bend portion is provided midway in the seal lip part. A second bend portion is provided in a continuous portion between the base part and the seal lip part. The first bend portion and the second bend portion are bent in a direction opposite to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshitaka UCHIDA, Tetsuya SUGIZAKI, Tomohiro HIGAKI
  • Patent number: 8712097
    Abstract: An approaching object detection system, approaching object can be accurately detected while reducing the load on a calculation processing. A first moving region detection unit (30) detects (#3) only an optical flow substantially in horizontal direction in an image (P) captured by a camera (10) (#1) and sets (#4) a rectangular image portion (Q) containing a region moving in a substantially horizontal direction according to the detected optical flow. A second moving region detection unit (40) obtains a distribution (profile) of signal values of the set rectangular image portion (Q), (#5) in a vertical direction (longitudinal direction). Furthermore, the second moving region detection unit (40) correlates distributions of signal values of image portions (Q, Q) of two continuous images (P, P) in time series (#6) based on dynamic programming based processing to obtain an enlargement rate (#7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Toshiyuki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20130235201
    Abstract: To provide a vehicle peripheral area observation system that can, with a simple configuration, detect a pedestrian who has a possibility of hitting against the vehicle by removing an appearance motion due to water vapor or a light source fluctuation. A water vapor region is detected from motion information and luminance information from videos captured with an on-vehicle camera, and recognition of a moving object in the water vapor region is invalidated for a given period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro KIYOHARA, Yoshitaka UCHIDA, Shoji MURAMATSU, Kota IRIE
  • Publication number: 20120327236
    Abstract: With a simple configuration, a vehicle periphery monitoring system that easily detects pedestrian that has a possibility to collide with a vehicle to which the monitoring system is installed. Based on a change rate in the size of the image of the observation object captured at a preset time interval by an onboard camera 111 and the presence or absence of the deformation of the observation object image between the captured images, it is determined whether the observation object is a pedestrian relatively approaching the vehicle to which the monitoring system is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro KIYOHARA, Shoji Muramatsu, Kota Irie, Yoshitaka Uchida
  • Publication number: 20110228985
    Abstract: An approaching object detection system, approaching object can be accurately detected while reducing the load on a calculation processing. A first moving region detection unit (30) detects (#3) only an optical flow substantially in horizontal direction in an image (P) captured by a camera (10) (#1) and sets (#4) a rectangular image portion (Q) containing a region moving in a substantially horizontal direction according to the detected optical flow. A second moving region detection unit (40) obtains a distribution (profile) of signal values of the set rectangular image portion (Q), (#5) in a vertical direction (longitudinal direction). Furthermore, the second moving region detection unit (40) correlates distributions of signal values of image portions (Q, Q) of two continuous images (P, P) in time series (#6) based on dynamic programming based processing to obtain an enlargement rate (#7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Toshiyuki Aoki
  • Patent number: 7970933
    Abstract: An ad hoc network is configured of a plurality of nodes. The node includes: a link setting unit configured to set a plurality of links to a plurality of adjacent nodes on a one-to-one basis; a Bloom filter storage unit configured to store a Bloom filter in association with each of the links existing in linked destinations, the Bloom filter generated by using, as a key, a node identification uniquely identifying each of the nodes exiting in linked destination; and a data transmitter configured to use the stored Bloom filters as routing information at a time of data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Osano, Yoshitaka Uchida, Norihiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7720080
    Abstract: A relay unit capable of inquiring of a DNS comprises: an inquiry section which transfers an acquisition request of a transmission destination terminal address, sent from a transmission source terminal, to the DNS, and acquires the transmission destination terminal address and a transmission destination label corresponding to the transmission destination terminal address and transmission destination terminal; a label creation section which creates a unique relay label; a label storage section which correlates the created relay label to the acquired transmission destination terminal address and transmission destination label, and stores thus obtained label; a label transmission section which transmits the relay label and a private address of the relay unit to the transmission source terminal; and a determination section which, if a packet containing the relay label is received from the transmission source terminal, determines that the transmission destination terminal address and transmission destination label
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Norihiro Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20080126565
    Abstract: An ad hoc network is configured of a plurality of nodes. The node includes: a link setting unit configured to set a plurality of links to a plurality of adjacent nodes on a one-to-one basis; a Bloom filter storage unit configured to store a Bloom filter in association with each of the links existing in linked destinations, the Bloom filter generated by using, as a key, a node identification uniquely identifying each of the nodes exiting in linked destination; and a data transmitter configured to use the stored Bloom filters as routing information at a time of data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki OSANO, Yoshitaka Uchida, Norihiro Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20070197377
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reforming-catalyst composition, which allows highly concentrated hydrogen to be produced at a low S/C ratio in steam reforming of a hydrocarbon material equivalent to naphtha or kerosene, while maintaining catalytic activity over a long time-period. The reforming-catalyst composition comprises nickel oxide and lanthanum oxide as a catalytic material for inducing a reaction between steam and hydrocarbons equivalent to naphtha or kerosene to produce a hydrogen-containing gas. The nickel oxide and lanthanum oxide are partly or entirely formed as a perovskite-structured compound. The reforming-catalyst composition may further include an additional oxide, such as alumina, silica or zirconia, and the perovskite-structured compound may be formed on the additional oxide to provide a catalyst carrier. Further, the reforming-catalyst composition may include nickel or ruthenium supported by a catalyst carrier including the perovskite-structured compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Hiroshi Fuchino, Keigo Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 7219763
    Abstract: A microphone assembly fitted to a panel of a vehicle-mounted control module, provided with a housing for housing a microphone and having an opening section on a surface facing the panel, and a holding case for holding the housing so as to be capable of pivoting, and when inserted into a receptacle provided in the panel the housing pivots so as to seal the opening section to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Kojima Press Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Mizoguchi, Yoshitaka Uchida
  • Publication number: 20060263287
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon-monoxide conversion catalyst composition, which comprises copper, magnesium and chromium serving as a catalytic material for inducing a conversion reaction between carbon monoxide and steam to convert the carbon monoxide to hydrogen and carbon dioxide. The catalyst composition may further include iron to provide enhanced catalytic activity. Preferably, the atomic ratio of the magnesium to the copper and the atomic ratio of the chromium to the copper are in the range of 0.75 to 1.2 and in the range of 0.67 to 1, respectively. The atomic ratio of the iron to the copper is preferably in the range of 0.67 to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Keigo Tsujimoto