Patents Assigned to Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20240116370
    Abstract: To encourage users to improve their carbon footprint, a transport may be provided with an enhanced operating manner in response to external events that lower the carbon footprint of one or more occupants of the transport. Events, such as lowering the energy consumption of a person's home dwelling, may be communicated to the transport and trigger an enhanced mode in the transport, such as an enhanced driving mode (e.g. sport mode) or an enhanced charging mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Trent B. Bennett
  • Patent number: 11954952
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, by an accident processing node, an accident report from a transport, determining, by an accident processing node, a time and location parameters of the accident based on the report, querying, by an accident processing node, transport profiles on a storage based on the time and location parameters, and responsive to the transport profiles containing data corresponding to the time and location parameters, sending a request to access the transport profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Dutta, Anil Nagpal
  • Publication number: 20240111517
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a software update at a transport of a subset of transports, validating the software update based on one or more of: a period of time when the software update is in use, and a number of utilizations of the software update by the subset of the transports, propagating the software update based on the validating, to a further subset of transports, wherein the further subset of the transports is larger than the subset of the transports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Louis Brugman, Devang H. Parekh, Wilson-Boon Siang Khoo
  • Publication number: 20240109449
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining a plurality of vehicles and a first charge level of the vehicles utilizing a first charging location, determining a portion of the plurality of vehicles and a second charge level of the portion of the plurality of vehicles utilizing a second charging location, and determining a new charging location based on the plurality of vehicles, the first charge level, the portion of the plurality of vehicles, and the second charge level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norman Lu, Maximilian Parness
  • Patent number: 11945447
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of operating, by a transport, within a boundary and determining, by the transport, that the operating of the transport within the boundary is desired to be exceeded. In response to a consensus based on one or more operations of the transport and one or more occupant characteristics of the transport, the method includes operating, by the transport, within the exceeded boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11948460
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of parking a transport in an initial space, determining an average time of an event attended by at least one occupant associated with the transport, moving the transport to at least one other space when an elapsed time of the event is less than the average time and when the at least one other space is available and closer to an event location than the initial space, and moving the transport to a final space when the event is completed, and the final space is a location of a device associated with the at least one occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Warren Reaser
  • Publication number: 20240103843
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of downloading an update of a non-volatile electrically erasable memory storage of a vehicle, determining whether the memory storage is arranged in one of a block of bytes of memory and an individual byte of memory, selecting a programming protocol based on the memory storage arrangement and writing the memory storage based on the selected programming protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Allen Cain, JR., Satyajit P. Patne, Russell K. Barker, Ryan N. Wilson, Ismail Thanickel
  • Publication number: 20240106663
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of obtaining, by a server, a certificate from an IoT device associated with a vehicle, determining, by the server, the certificate is not a revoked certificate, assigning, by the server, a temporary certificate to the IoT device, and validating, by the server, the temporary certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ismail Thanickel
  • Publication number: 20240104973
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of obtaining, by a moving vehicle, a first data including one or more of at least one first video and at least one first image of a moving transport, analyzing the first data, by the moving vehicle, to determine an initial issue, querying, by the moving vehicle, a server for a second data based on the analyzing, wherein the second data is one or more of at least one second video and at least one second image of the moving transport at a previous time, verifying, by the moving vehicle, an issue exists based on a delta above a threshold between the first data and the second data, and sending, by the moving vehicle, the verified issue to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua V. Marasigan, Robert D. Slater, Felipe G. Salles, Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri
  • Patent number: 11940283
    Abstract: A method for matching a vehicle with a user including receiving a user ride request for a vehicle from a plurality of available vehicles from a user, receiving a threshold vehicle risk score preference for the user, receiving a user risk score for the user, receiving a threshold user risk score preference for the plurality of available vehicles, identifying a subset of the plurality of available vehicles having a vehicle risk score at or below the threshold vehicle risk score preference of the user and a threshold user risk score preference at or above the user risk score of the user, and presenting the user with ride options for selecting one of the subset of the plurality of available vehicles of the subset of available vehicles for the user ride request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Kyle, Christopher Risberg, Nikhil Rajendra, Timothy Wang, Jordan Frank, Jiju Thomas, Daniel C. Bracken, Joshua Batie, Michael D. Dorazio, Randy Kaushek
  • Patent number: 11935147
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving, by a computer associated with a transport, a gait of an individual from at least one camera associated with the transport, validating, by the computer, the gait, receiving, by the computer, a gesture of the individual from the at least one camera, validating, by the computer, the gesture, and performing, by the computer, one or more functions based on the validated gait and the validated gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11932197
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing digital key relay attacks are provided. A method includes determining a threshold response time for a wireless communications device to process a challenge. Determining the threshold response time may include determining a benchmark response time for the wireless communications device to respond to the challenge based on one or more conditions of the wireless communications device, and setting the threshold response time to the benchmark response time. The method further includes sending the challenge to the wireless communications device. The method further includes receiving a response to the challenge from the wireless communications device within a response time. The method further includes authenticating the wireless communications device based on the response time being less than the threshold response time. Associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Russell K. Barker, Nathan Humpal
  • Patent number: 11933546
    Abstract: A thermal compensation layer includes a metal inverse opal (MIO) layer that includes a plurality of core-shell phase change (PC) particles encapsulated within a metal of the MIO layer. Each of the core-shell PC particles includes a core that includes a PCM having a PC temperature in a range of from 100° C. to 250° C., and a shell that includes a shell material having a melt temperature greater than the PC temperature of the PCM. A power electronics assembly includes a substrate having a thermal compensation layer formed proximate a surface of the substrate, the thermal compensation layer comprising an MIO layer that includes a plurality of core-shell PC particles encapsulated within a metal of the MIO layer. The power electronics assembly further includes an electronic device bonded to the thermal compensation layer at a first surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailesh N. Joshi, Ercan Mehmet Dede
  • Publication number: 20240083284
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining, by a station, a first group of transports in need of charge and a second group of transports capable of providing charge, prioritizing, by the station, at least one transport of the second group to come to the station at a time prior to when at least one transport of the first group comes to the station, receiving, at the station, a first amount of charge from the at least one transport of the second group, and providing, from the station, a second amount of charge to the at least one transport of the first group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Lu, Maximilian Parness
  • Publication number: 20240075945
    Abstract: An in-cabin audio system includes: a plurality of speakers configured to play sound within a cabin; a distracted driver detection system configured to detect when a driver is distracted and to generate a distracted driver signal; an infotainment system configured to generate sound data; and a volume controller. The plurality of speakers include a first group of speakers and a second group of speakers. The plurality of speakers are configured to play the sound based on the sound data. The volume controller is configured control the plurality of speakers so as to operate in a normal mode or a distracted driver mode. The volume controller is configured to attenuate sound played by the first group of speakers and not to attenuate sound played by the second group of speakers in the distracted driver mode based on the distracted driver signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michael R. Kushnerik
  • Patent number: 11919423
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of validating, by a transport, a weight distribution of an individual on a bottom of a seat, a position of the individual against a back of the seat and a pressure exerted by the individual on a steering wheel of the transport, and when the weight distribution, the position and the pressure are above a threshold, altering, by the transport, a use of the transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11919429
    Abstract: A rotatable surface apparatus for a vehicle includes a frame including a contact surface, a cover having at least a first surface portion and a second surface portion, a rotating mechanism rotating the cover to selectively position not more than one of the first surface portion and the second surface portion over the contact surface of the frame simultaneously, and a sanitizing mechanism sanitizing the first surface portion and the second surface portion of the cover when positioned within a predetermined proximity of the sanitizing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Goemer, Evan Vijithakumara, Imad Zahid, Lou Pope, Yuho Kozu, Lizbeth Jurado
  • Patent number: D1016703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Echazabal, Jakin C. Wilson
  • Patent number: D1021733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Echazabal, Jakin C. Wilson
  • Patent number: D1021737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Echazabal, Jakin C. Wilson