Patents by Inventor Yukifusa Hattori

Yukifusa Hattori 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: 20220319491
    Abstract: A vehicle sound generation device includes a controller that generates a sound signal representing a sound and sets the localization of the sound, and left and right front speakers and left and right rear speakers that output sounds corresponding to the sound signals for which localization has been set by the controller, in which the controller sets the localization of the sounds based on the change amounts (such as the pitch rate, the torque change amount, the roll rate, and steering angular speed) per unit time of the physical quantities correlated with a driving operation by the driver of the vehicle so that the sound image of at least part (low frequency component) of frequency components of the sound is located toward the wheel where the ground load is increasing according to the driving operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yukifusa HATTORI, Shuhei OTSUKI, Ryuichi YAMADA, Takatoshi NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20220297598
    Abstract: A sound generation device for a vehicle, the sound generation device being installed in a vehicle which travels using an electric-powered motor as a power source, includes a sound control apparatus which sets a plurality of frequencies corresponding to a motor rotation speed and generates a synthetic sound signal indicating a synthetic sound including sounds at the plurality of frequencies and a speaker which outputs the synthetic sound based on the synthetic sound signal generated by the sound control apparatus, and the sound control apparatus sets an increase amount of an output of a sound in a low frequency band large compared to an increase amount of an output of a sound in a high frequency band in a frequency range of the synthetic sound in accordance with an increase in a motor torque value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Yukifusa Hattori, Seisuke Mitsunaga, Hidekazu Shiraishi, Katsuya Shimizu, Ryuichi Yamada, Chieko Nakagami