Patents by Inventor Akihiro Katayama

Akihiro Katayama 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: 20220146375
    Abstract: Time required by a crankshaft to rotate 30° CA from a compression top dead center is defined as time T30. A CPU calculates a rotation fluctuation amount ?T30 related to a cylinder subject to determination of a misfire by subtracting a value related to a cylinder in which a compression top dead center occurred immediately before the cylinder subject to the determination from a value related to the subject to the determination. The rotation fluctuation amount ?T30 that corresponds to a cylinder in which a combustion operation is stopped is used as a reference value ?T30ref. When a combustion operation is performed, it is determined that there is a misfire if the absolute value of the difference between the rotation fluctuation amount ?T30 and the reference value ?T30ref is less than or equal to a determination value ?th.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro KATAYAMA, Takumi ANZAWA, Yuki IKEJIRI
  • Patent number: 11326541
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a storage device that stores mapping data including data that defines mapping that receives input data based on a plurality of detection values which are detection values of an in-vehicle sensor and which are before or after in time series and outputs a predetermined output value and that is learned by machine learning and an execution device that executes an acquisition process of acquiring the input data from the storage device, a calculation process of calculating the predetermined output value with the input data as an input of the mapping, and a transmission process of transmitting the detection values used when the input data is generated and time series data including data based on one or a plurality of detection values which are before or after the detection value used for the input data in time series to an outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11313309
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a memory configured to store relationship definition data that defines a relationship between a state of a vehicle and an action variable, which is a variable relating to an operation of electronic equipment in the vehicle, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute acquisition processing of acquiring a detection value of a sensor and driving preference information, operation processing of operating the electronic equipment, reward calculation processing of providing a greater reward when a characteristic of the vehicle satisfies a criterion than when the characteristic of the vehicle does not satisfy the criterion, and update processing of updating the relationship definition data. The processor is configured to, based on update mapping, output the relationship definition data updated to increase an expected return on the reward when the electronic equipment is operated in compliance with the relationship definition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Publication number: 20220099041
    Abstract: A misfire detection device for an internal combustion engine is configured to execute: a deactivating process that deactivates combustion control for air-fuel mixture in one or some of cylinders; a provisional determination process that uses a detection value of a sensor to output a logical value indicating whether a misfire has occurred; a provisional determination counting process that counts a number of times a specific one of the logical value output by the provisional determination counting process has been output; and an official determination process that makes an official determination of whether the misfire has occurred using, as an input, the number of times counted by the provisional determination counting process during a specific period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi ANZAWA, Akihiro KATAYAMA, Yuki IKEJIRI
  • Patent number: 11268467
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory device and an execution device, which executes an operation of an operated unit of an internal combustion engine. The execution device executes a first calculation process that uses adapted data sets in order to calculate an operated amount on the basis of a detected value of a state variable, a second calculation process that calculates, as the operated amount, a value that is determined by a relationship defining data set and the state variable, a reinforcement learning process that updates the relationship defining data set, first and operation processes that operate the operated unit in accordance with a calculated value of the operated amount, and a switching process that switches a process that operates the operated unit between the first operation process and the second operation process in accordance with the state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11255282
    Abstract: A state detection system for an internal combustion engine is provided. Rotation waveform variables include information on a difference between cylinders in the rotational speed of a crankshaft during periods in which the respective cylinders generate combustion torque. An obtainment process obtains a value of the rotation waveform variables and a value of a road surface state variable based on an output of a sensor that detects a state of the road surface. A selection process selects, from a plurality of types of mapping data stored in the storage device, the mapping data that is associated with the road surface state variable as the detection mapping. A determination process determines whether the engine is in a predetermined operating state based on an output value of the selected detection mapping that takes the rotation waveform variables as inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11248553
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a storage device and a processor. The storage device is configured to store relationship prescription data that prescribe a relationship between a state of a vehicle and an action variable that is a variable related to an operation of an electronic device in the vehicle. The processor is configured to calculate a reward corresponding to the operation of the electronic device. The processor is configured to update the relationship prescription data using, as inputs to updated mapping determined in advance, the state of the vehicle that is based on a detection value that is acquired, a value of the action variable that is used to operate the electronic device, and the reward corresponding to the operation of the electronic device when a computation load on the processor is equal to or less than a predetermined load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11242814
    Abstract: A learned neural network learned in weights using an engine load, an engine speed, and an intake pressure inside the engine intake passage downstream of the throttle valve (19) as input parameters of the neural network and using leakage of blow-by gas from a blow-by gas feed path (20) as a truth label is stored. At the time of operation of the vehicle, the learned neural network is used to detect the abnormality of leakage of blow-by gas from the blow-by gas feed path (20) from the above input parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harufumi Muto, Naoya Okubo, Akihiro Katayama, Yosuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11235781
    Abstract: A vehicle control system is provided. A classification process classifies vehicles into groups based on information related to vehicles. In order to update relationship defining data for each of the classified groups, an update process inputs, into an update map, states of the vehicles belonging to a same group, values of action variables used to operate the electronic devices of the vehicles belonging to the same group, and rewards corresponding to the operation of the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11230984
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory device and an execution device that executes first and second operation processes, a switching process, and a recording process. The first operation process operates an operated unit by an operated amount, which is calculated on the basis of a state variable, using an adapted data set. The second operation process operates the operated unit by an operated amount that is defined by a relationship defining data set and the state variable. The switching process switches a process that operates the operated unit between the first operation process and the second operation process. The recording process obtains a value of the state variable used in calculation of the operated amount using the first operation process during an operation of the operated unit using the second operation process. The recording process also records time-series data of the obtained value of the state variable in the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11225923
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory device and an execution device, which executes an operation of an operated unit of an internal combustion engine. The execution device includes a first operation process that operates the operated unit by an operated amount, which is calculated on the basis of a state of a vehicle, using an adapted data set, a second operation process that operates the operated unit by an operated amount that is defined by a relationship defining data set and the state of the vehicle, and a switching process that switches the operation of the operated unit between an operation by the first operation process and an operation by the second operation process, depending on whether the vehicle is performing a manual acceleration travel or an automatic acceleration travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11225924
    Abstract: An imbalance detection device is provided. An obtainment process includes obtaining a rotation waveform variable based on a detection value of a sensor that detects a rotational behavior of a crankshaft, and an air-fuel ratio detection variable in each of a plurality of first intervals. A calculation process includes calculating an imbalance variable based on an output of a mapping having a value obtained by the obtainment process as an input. The imbalance variable indicates a degree of variations in an air-fuel ratio of the internal combustion engine. The rotation waveform variable indicates a difference between instantaneous speed variables that are variables corresponding to the rotational speed of the crankshaft in each of the second intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harufumi Muto, Akihiro Katayama, Kohei Mori, Yosuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11226034
    Abstract: A CPU sets a gear ratio, which is an action, on the basis of an accelerator operation amount, a vehicle speed, a gradient, a curvature, and a current gear ratio, until a predetermined amount of time elapses. The CPU operates a transmission in accordance with the set gear ratio and obtains a rotation speed NE of a crankshaft at that time. When the predetermined amount of time has elapsed, the CPU updates an action value function by providing a reward in accordance with whether the number of times of switching the rotation speed NE or the gear ratio meets a standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Publication number: 20220003142
    Abstract: A catalyst deterioration detection device is provided to detect deterioration of a catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine. The catalyst deterioration detection device includes a storage device and processing circuitry. The storage device stores map data specifying a mapping that uses time series data of an excess amount variable in a first predetermined period and time series data of a downstream detection variable in a second predetermined period as inputs to output a deterioration level variable. The processing circuitry executes an acquisition process that acquires data, a deterioration level variable calculation process that calculates a deterioration level variable of the catalyst based on an output of the mapping using the data acquired by the acquisition process as an input. The map data includes data that is learned through machine learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harufumi MUTO, Haruki OGURI, Akihiro KATAYAMA, Yosuke HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11187175
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory device and an execution device, which executes an operation of an operated unit of an internal combustion engine. The execution device includes a first operation process that operates the operated unit by an operated amount, which is calculated on the basis of a state of a vehicle, using an adapted data set, a second operation process that operates the operated unit by an operated amount that is defined by a relationship defining data set and the state of the vehicle, and a switching process that switches the operation of the operated unit between an operation by the first operation process and an operation by the second operation process, depending on whether the vehicle is performing a manual acceleration travel or an automatic acceleration travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11185977
    Abstract: It is an object to enable a grasping operation to be executed according to a state of an object. The invention provides an information processing apparatus which determines the grasping operation in a grasping unit for grasping the object. The information processing apparatus has: an obtaining unit for obtaining an image acquired by capturing the object; a recognizing unit for recognizing a state of the object from the image obtained by the obtaining unit; and a generating unit for generating information for allowing the grasping unit to execute the grasping operation on the basis of the object state recognized by the recognizing unit and conditions to execute the grasping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Masakazu Fujiki, Akihiro Katayama
  • Patent number: 11174777
    Abstract: To estimate an engine cooling water temperature, four learned neural networks (150A, 150B, 150C, and 150D) are stored, in which weights are learned for the four states of whether the grille shutter (50) is opened and whether air blown by the blower (63) circulates through the air-conditioning use heater (65). The engine cooling water temperature is estimated using any one of the learned neural networks selected from among the four learned neural networks (150A, 150B, 150C, and 150D). An abnormality of the engine cooling water recirculation system is detected based on the estimated value of the engine cooling water temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harufumi Muto, Akihiro Katayama, Yosuke Hashimoto, Junji Hyodo
  • Patent number: 11168636
    Abstract: A state estimation device for an internal combustion engine includes: a storage device that stores mapping data, the mapping data being data defining a mapping that takes as an input an internal combustion engine state variable and that generates as an output an estimated value for estimating the state of the internal combustion engine; and an execution device that executes an acquisition process of acquiring the internal combustion engine state variable and an estimation process of calculating the estimated value based on the output of the mapping. The mapping data is data learned by machine learning. When the estimated value is out of an acceptable range, the execution device executes a guard process of adjusting the estimated value to a value close to or within the acceptable range. When executing the guard process, the execution device calculates the value after the guard process as the estimated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Publication number: 20210333170
    Abstract: A misfire detection device for an internal combustion engine is provided. A mapping takes time series data of instantaneous speed parameters as inputs. Each instantaneous speed parameter corresponds to one of a plurality of successive second intervals in a first interval. The instantaneous speed parameters correspond to the rotational speed of the crankshaft. The first interval is a rotational angular interval of the crankshaft in which compression top dead center occurs. The second interval is smaller than an interval between compression top dead center positions. The mapping outputs a probability that a misfire has occurred in at least one cylinder that reaches compression top dead center in the first interval. The mapping data defining the mapping has been learned by machine learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harufumi MUTO, Satoshi TAKAMOTO, Akihiro KATAYAMA, Tatsunobu MURAI
  • Patent number: 11149618
    Abstract: A catalyst deterioration detection device is provided to detect deterioration of a catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine. The catalyst deterioration detection device includes a storage device and processing circuitry. The storage device stores map data specifying a mapping that uses time series data of an excess amount variable in a first predetermined period and time series data of a downstream detection variable in a second predetermined period as inputs to output a deterioration level variable. The processing circuitry executes an acquisition process that acquires data, a deterioration level variable calculation process that calculates a deterioration level variable of the catalyst based on an output of the mapping using the data acquired by the acquisition process as an input. The map data includes data that is learned through machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHTKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harufumi Muto, Haruki Oguri, Akihiro Katayama, Yosuke Hashimoto