Patents Assigned to Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20220145974
    Abstract: A downsized differential assembly having a simple structure, which can be mounted easily on automobiles. The differential assembly comprises: a first gear as an internal gear; a second gear as an external gear; a first eccentric gear as an external gear meshed with the first gear; a second eccentric gear as an internal gear meshed with the second gear; a supporting member supporting the first eccentric gear and the second eccentric gear; a first motion translating mechanism translating revolving motion of the first eccentric gear into rotary motion of the first rotary shaft; and a second motion translating mechanism translating revolving motion of the second eccentric gear into rotary motion of the second rotary shaft. Gear ratios between the first gear and the first eccentric gear and between the second gear and the second eccentric gear are different, and the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft are rotated in opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi ISONO
  • Publication number: 20220144292
    Abstract: A method comprises, upon determination that one user profile is associated with a detected one or more mobile devices, loading the one user profile associated with the detected one or more mobile devices, upon determination that a plurality of user profiles are associated with the detected one or more mobile devices, loading the user profile that was most recently loaded on the vehicle, and upon determination that no user profiles are associated with the detected one or more mobile devices, loading a guest profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Anil Nagpal, Yuho Kozu, Nitesh Kumar, Masanori Kushibe, Tomonari Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20220144244
    Abstract: A navigation ECU executes processing including the following steps. The steps include: a step of acquiring information on travel sections to destination; a step of setting a starting point travel section and an nth travel section; a step of setting an n+1th travel section as an nth travel section when the starting point travel section and the nth travel section are identical in regulation information and road type, and difference in load is equal to or less than a threshold A; and a step of integrating the travel sections from the starting point travel section to an n?1th travel section when the starting point travel section and the nth travel section are not identical in regulation information and road type, and the difference in load is greater than the threshold A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20220150688
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller configured to: determine whether a terminal apparatus is present in a vehicle with reference to first positional data that indicates a position of the vehicle and second positional data that indicates a position of the terminal apparatus; and in a case in which the terminal apparatus is determined as being present in the vehicle, determine, according to a driving state of the vehicle, whether to prohibit a first operation to be performed on the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro ASAI
  • Publication number: 20220144247
    Abstract: An information processing device to be mounted on a vehicle includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive a first input as a request from an application via an application programming interface, convert the received first input into a second input that is an input for a manager to fulfill the request, and output the second input to the manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noritake MITSUTANI
  • Publication number: 20220144272
    Abstract: A braking and driving force control device includes a target braking and driving force calculation unit, and a braking and driving force distribution unit. The braking and driving force distribution unit causes a driving device to generate a target braking and driving force in a case where the target braking and driving force is within the availability, and in a case where the target braking and driving force is less than a lower limit value of the availability, causes the driving device to generate a braking and driving force corresponding to the lower limit value of the availability, performs arithmetic processing of suppressing time variation on the lower limit value of the availability, and causes a braking device to generate a braking force corresponding to a difference between the lower limit value of the availability after the arithmetic processing and the target braking and driving force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaiji ITABASHI
  • Publication number: 20220144314
    Abstract: A control device includes a control unit. In the control device, the control unit acquires information indicating a flight path of an unmanned aerial vehicle that transports a cargo collected at a first point to a second point, determines whether the flight path has a third point where a person may be present on the ground, when it is determined that the flight path has the third point, sets an upper limit value of load capacity of the unmanned aerial vehicle, and when weight of the cargo is equal to or lower than the upper limit value, causes the unmanned aerial vehicle to collect and transport the cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Shin Sakurada, Soutaro Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220144288
    Abstract: An information processing device to be mounted on a vehicle includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine, in response to a request for the vehicle, one mode out of a plurality of modes defining behavior of the vehicle that is related to usage and operation of the vehicle, make transition of a status of the vehicle among a plurality of statuses that is based on a state and a sub-mode, and control the vehicle based on the status of the vehicle that has been achieved by the transition. The state and the sub-mode are permitted in the determined mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noritake MITSUTANI
  • Publication number: 20220145949
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle controller for controlling a hybrid vehicle including a hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes an engine, a motor generator, a battery configured to supply power with the motor generator, a clutch configured to connect the engine to the motor generator, and a relay configured to connect the motor generator to the battery. The hybrid vehicle controller includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to execute, when an operation requesting opening of the relay is performed, a process that releases the clutch, a negative torque application process that applies a negative torque, which is a torque for lowering a rotational speed of the motor generator, to the motor generator, after releasing the clutch, and a process that releases the relay when the rotational speed of the motor generator becomes less than a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi ONOMOTO, Masato YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220144290
    Abstract: An information processing device to be mounted on a vehicle includes a processor. The processor is configured to provide an activation instruction for an application based on an operation schedule of the vehicle. The processor is configured to receive a first command as a request from the application activated in response to the activation instruction. The processor is configured to convert the received first command into a second command used to control on the vehicle for fulfilling the request. The processor is configured to control a device mounted on the vehicle based on the second command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noritake MITSUTANI
  • Publication number: 20220148052
    Abstract: An information processing device according to one aspect includes: a storage unit configured to store, for each of a plurality of areas in which a vehicle is allowed to be parked, fee data associated with fee information, the fee information being information on a parking fee; and a control unit configured to acquire vehicle data sent from a first vehicle, and calculate a parking fee corresponding to the first vehicle based on the vehicle data and the fee data when the first vehicle is parked in any of the areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toyokazu NAKASHIMA, Makoto TAMURA, Yusuke MITOMA, Kosuke KOTAKE, Junko KATOH, Noriko KOREYASU, Hiromi TONEGAWA, Aiko FUJII, Yuutarou MIYASHITA, Keiko TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20220147923
    Abstract: An information processing device receives identification information for identifying a predetermined cargo handling operation which is performed at a base for loading or unloading cargo, identifies a user who is able to accept the cargo handling operation based on the identification information, and generates request information which is displayed to the identified user based on the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takaaki Yanagihashi, Takahiro Okano, Toru Takashima, Hiroaki Kiyokami, Kenta Miyahara, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Publication number: 20220145986
    Abstract: A shift-by-wire system configured to switch shift positions includes a detent plate, a detent spring, a rotating electrical machine, a gear device, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit provided in the shift-by-wire system is configured to control a rotating electrical machine torque. The electronic control unit is configured to reverse the rotating electrical machine torque after the electronic control unit makes the rotating electrical machine output the rotating electrical machine torque for turning the detent plate in a turning direction to switch the shift position, then the detent torque generated in the detent plate by a push of the engagement portion is reversed in the turning direction from a counter-turning direction opposite to the turning direction, and before backlash elimination in a backlash portion of the gear device by the reversed detent torque is finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki ISHIURA, Takeshi KITAHATA, Hiroshi SHIBATA, Eiji ICHIOKA, Atsuto OGINO, Yutaka UCHIDA, Kota ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220144161
    Abstract: A headlight control apparatus sets a forward moving vehicle as a target vehicle, acquire a target longitudinal difference between a reference lateral line in a forward image and a target vehicle lateral line which defines a position of the target vehicle in a longitudinal direction in the forward image, acquire a target lateral difference between a reference longitudinal line in the forward image and a target vehicle longitudinal line which defines a position of the target vehicle in the lateral direction in the forward image, set a target lighting angle of the at least one headlight, depending on the target longitudinal and lateral differences, and adjust the lighting angle of at least one headlight to the target lighting angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michael Shin HONG
  • Publication number: 20220146374
    Abstract: A damage estimation device includes an acquisition unit that acquires a temperature change amount in a period during which an inflow air temperature rises and a period length, a distortion amount derivation unit that derives a distortion amount of a cooling device in the above period, based on the temperature change amount, and a damage value derivation unit that derives an accumulated damage value by integrating a value depending on the distortion amount. When the period length is shorter than a period length determination value, the distortion amount derivation unit derives a larger value as the distortion amount than when the period length is equal to or longer than the period length determination value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi FUJITANI
  • Publication number: 20220144210
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory is in communication with the processor, where the memory stores computer-readable instructions that are executed by the processor. The processor performs operations including storing, in association with each other, vehicle position information with which a vehicle is identified, and parcel receipt information with which the vehicle is specified instead of an address or a name. The operations further include specifying the vehicle based on the parcel receipt information. The operations further include acquiring authentication information with which the vehicle is unlocked. The operations further include sending the authentication information to a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko NAKAJIMA, Naoki UENOYAMA, Junya MASUI, Akira HOSHINO, Hideo HASEGAWA, Keiko NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20220147916
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus disclosed has a controller. When it is determined that a user is at home, the controller obtains taste information relating to the taste of the user for food and drink. The controller selects a candidate item to be delivered on the basis of the obtained taste information. The candidate item to be delivered is a candidate of an item of food and drink to be delivered to the user's home. The controller executes specific processing relating to delivery of the selected candidate item to be delivered to the user's home.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun USAMI, Takaharu UENO, Shunsuke SAGARA, Lei WANG, Shintaro MATSUTANI, Kyoji IIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20220145980
    Abstract: A resonator having a cavity and an opening is formed. The cavity is formed between a transaxle case and a facing wall, of a first housing case, that faces the transaxle case. The opening is configured such that the cavity is partially opened to a lateral side through the opening. A volume of the cavity and a volume of the opening are set such that a resonance frequency of the resonator is lower than a natural frequency of the facing wall of the first housing case. Since the resonance frequency of the resonator is lower than the natural frequency of the facing wall, even when the facing wall vibrates at the natural frequency, the cavity does not resonate. Hereby, abnormal noise caused from the transaxle can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shingo ODA
  • Publication number: 20220147917
    Abstract: A method executed by an information processing apparatus configured to communicate with a vehicle that transports one or more packages stored in a storage space includes acquiring a transportation condition for a package to be stored in the storage space and controlling an environment of the storage space during transportation of the package, or limiting acceleration magnitude of the vehicle during transportation of the package, based on the acquired transportation condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsushi Okamoto, Kazumi Aono, Naoki Uenoyama, Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri
  • Publication number: 20220147918
    Abstract: A delivery system includes a moving apparatus on which a parcel to be transferred to a predetermined region is loaded and that is capable of moving the parcel along a circulation route along which the moving apparatus circulates in the region. The delivery system acquires delivery information including position information about a delivery destination of the parcel, generates a delivery plan for delivering the parcel to the delivery destination, based on the acquired delivery information, and controls the moving apparatus such that the moving apparatus moves the parcel to the delivery destination on the circulation route based on the delivery plan and fulfills the transfer of the parcel when permission information indicating that the transfer of the parcel is permitted has been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Yanagihashi, Takahiro Okano, Toru Takashima, Hiroaki Kiyokami, Kenta Miyahara, Yohei Tanigawa