Patents Assigned to Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20240104788
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically generating artwork from vehicle sensor data are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating an artwork includes receiving vehicle sensor data from a vehicle, inputting the vehicle sensor data into a trained model, and generating, by the trained model, the artwork based at least in part on the vehicle sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tsai, Will Hargis
  • Publication number: 20240104982
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating vehicle profiles and rendering and operating a virtual world are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating a vehicle profile for operating a virtual vehicle in a virtual environment includes receiving vehicle sensor data from at least one sensor corresponding to a physical vehicle, determining at least one vehicle performance attribute from the vehicle sensor data, and storing the at least one vehicle performance attribute in the vehicle profile. The vehicle profile is operable to be used to render the virtual vehicle in the virtual environment based at least in part on the vehicle profile, and to operate the virtual vehicle in the virtual environment based at least in part on the vehicle profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tsai, Will Hargis
  • Patent number: 11928149
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to using vehicles as mobile observation platforms. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving, in a selected vehicle that is equipped with at least one camera, a request for locating a target, identifying search parameters from the request that specify the target that is to be identified and a time window for analyzing visual data from the camera. The method includes analyzing the visual data according to the search parameters to identify the target by using at least a machine vision model executing on a processor within the selected vehicle. The visual data includes at least camera data that is currently being acquired. The method includes communicating detection results about whether the visual data includes the target to a remote device from which the request originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Kursar
  • Publication number: 20240067196
    Abstract: A method for monitoring driving behavior of a vehicle includes obtaining first information including values related to driving operations of a vehicle based on sensors and obtaining a geographical location or a vehicle type of the vehicle. The method also includes extracting second information including values related to operations of vehicles associated with the vehicle type of the vehicle or the geographical location of the vehicle and determining whether there is a difference between the first information and the second information. The method further includes instructing the vehicle to adjust driving operations in response to determining that there is the difference between the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Olarinre Salako, Daniel Holman, Sara Collins, Danny Bargas, Shravanthi Denthumdas, Jennifer Lerman
  • Patent number: 11894136
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of collecting, by the transport, data from a device associated with an occupant containing an amount of movement of the device and an amount of time elapsed during the movement, and determining an injury level of the occupant based on the data after a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Yang Ding, Daniel Warren Reaser, Christopher J. Macpherson, Keaton Khonsari, Derek A. Thompson, Sergei Gage
  • Publication number: 20240037629
    Abstract: A method for determining alternative fuel vehicle options for a driver includes obtaining, with a controller, a vehicle driving dataset for a first vehicle, where the vehicle driving dataset comprises CAN bus data of the first vehicle logged for a period of time, assigning points to one or more alternative fuel vehicles based on application of a set of point-based rules to one or more subsets of the vehicle driving dataset, identifying a second vehicle from the one or more alternative fuel vehicles having a greatest number of assigned points, and outputting an alternative fuel vehicle recommendation comprising the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. McClung, Joshua C. Batie, Imad Zahid, Daniel E. Holman, Gianna E. Coburn, Zach E. Stallbohm
  • Publication number: 20240035836
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of: determining a first subgroup of a group of vehicles and a second subgroup of the group of vehicles, wherein the second subgroup has a higher carbon footprint than the first subgroup; and determining a driving behavior modification of a vehicle in the second subgroup based on a driving behavior of one or more vehicles in the first subgroup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Olarinre Salako, Mehmet Cil, Varun Prasad, Daniel Ellis Holman, Shravanthi Denthumdas, Danny Bargas, Jennifer Lerman, Brian M. Kursar
  • Publication number: 20240035837
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining a first carbon footprint of a first mode of transportation and a second carbon footprint of a second mode of transportation, where the first mode of transportation is a primary mode of transportation and the second carbon footprint is less than the first carbon footprint, responsive to the first carbon footprint being above a threshold, calculating a period of time the second mode of transportation is utilized to negate an amount above the threshold, and sending a notification to use the second mode of transportation for the period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Olarinre Salako, Varun Prasad, Mehmet Cil, Danny Bargas, Daniel Ellis Holman, Shravanthi Denthumdas, Erik Edmonds, Brian M. Kursar
  • Publication number: 20240037628
    Abstract: A method for providing vehicle recommendations based on a vehicle powertrain type is provided. The method includes obtaining a geographical location related to a user, receiving data indicating availability of energy transition infrastructure in an area including the geographical location, determining a vehicle powertrain type based on the data, determining inventory information of a vehicle having the determined vehicle powertrain type, and providing information related to the vehicle based on the inventory information to the user via a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Olarinre Salako, Shravanthi Denthumdas, Imad Zahid, Mark McClung, Daniel Holman, Zach Stallbohm, Erik Edmonds, Gianna Coburn
  • Publication number: 20240025436
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving an image of an object to place into a vehicle, determining a bounding area of the object based on the received image, determining a location in the vehicle to place the object based on the bounding area, and sending the determined location to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Perry, Kordel France
  • Publication number: 20240029484
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of storing, by a vehicle, data of an area proximate the vehicle, the data collected by one or more sensors of the vehicle; determining, by the vehicle, an event at a time based on the data from the one or more sensors; sending, by the vehicle, a portion of the data of the area to a server, wherein the portion includes the stored data from a first amount of time before the event to a second amount of time after the event; and receiving, by the vehicle, a reference from the server to the stored portion of the data of the area to a device associated with a user of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Dany Benjamin, Reza Sarmadi, Toshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20230406158
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving a scan of a cabin of a vehicle, wherein the scan includes a spatial region inside the vehicle and outside the vehicle proximate at least one vehicle door, determining at least one occupant characteristic based on the scan, including a classification detection and a presence detection of at least one seat inside the vehicle, determining a cabin status based on the at least one occupant characteristic and communicating the cabin status to a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett
  • Publication number: 20230410538
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining a danger level of an object in a vehicle, determining characteristics of the object including a weight, a size, and a location, updating the danger level of the object based on one or more of the characteristics, and sending a notification to a device associated with the updated danger level of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett
  • Publication number: 20230382406
    Abstract: An example operation includes detecting, by a vehicle, a location of a first potential passenger proximate to a road; determining, by the vehicle, a first road safety level of a pick-up for the first potential passenger; denying, by the vehicle, the pick-up for the first potential passenger when the determined first road safety level is below a threshold; determining, by the vehicle, a second road safety level of a pick-up for a second potential passenger; and picking up, by the vehicle, the second potential passenger, when the second road safety level is above the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett
  • Publication number: 20230382329
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining a condition at a location containing a past occupant of a vehicle, determining a time when the past occupant will become an occupant of the vehicle, and adjusting another condition of a cabin of the vehicle to be at the condition at the time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett
  • Publication number: 20230382350
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of entering, by a vehicle, a security mode, when sensors on the vehicle detect a movement or an irregular sound, collecting data, by the vehicle, from the sensors to record an area proximate the vehicle, analyzing, by the vehicle, the data to determine a security threat, notifying, by the vehicle, a device associated with the vehicle when the security threat is above a threshold, and performing an action, by the vehicle, based on a message received from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett
  • Publication number: 20230386228
    Abstract: An example operation includes recording, from a vehicle sensor, data indicative of a plurality of movements of a first occupant in an interior of a vehicle; determining, from the recording, a first maximum range of extension among the plurality of movements, and a first amount of time between a first movement and a second movement of the plurality of movements; and assigning the first occupant to one of a plurality of age groups, based upon the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett
  • Publication number: 20230382393
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining an occupant and an object in a vehicle, determining a type of the object, determining a first timestamp associated with the occupant and a second timestamp associated with the object, and responsive to the timestamps overlapping, notifying a device associated with the occupant when the value is greater than a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett
  • Publication number: 20230382394
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining a movement of an occupant in a vehicle, determining an atypical health condition based on the movement and a position of the occupant in the vehicle, determining if the occupant is breathing, based on an analysis performed by the vehicle, verifying the atypical health condition by the vehicle, based on received data from a device proximate the occupant, and sending a notification to an entity, based on the verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett
  • Publication number: 20230387875
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving a call on a device associated with an occupant of a vehicle, determining a noise level proximate the occupant, and directing the call to a speaker proximate the occupant, based on the noise level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Simon P. Roberts, Sergei I. Gage, Yang Ding, Christopher J. Macpherson, Michael R. Kushnerik, Naohiro J. Matsumura, Cory M. Frank, Jessica May, Matthew J. Everett