Patents by Inventor Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA

Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA 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).

  • Patent number: 10655519
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a filter disposed in an exhaust passage through which exhaust gas discharged from an internal combustion engine passes, the filter being configured to collect PM that is particulate matter contained in the exhaust gas; a PM removal control device configured to start execution of PM removal control that heats the filter to remove the PM accumulated on the filter while the internal combustion engine is stopped; and a determination device configured to determine whether a user of the vehicle is away from the vehicle. The PM removal control device is configured to start the execution of the PM removal control only when the determination device determines that the user of the vehicle is away from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka, Katsuhiro Itou, Ryouhei Ohno, Akira Mikami, Keishi Takada, Masaaki Satou
  • Patent number: 10626778
    Abstract: When a user requests start-up of an internal combustion engine while PM removal control is in execution or immediately after execution of the PM removal control is completed, an electronic control unit informs the user of the vehicle of a first alarm, so that the user recognizes that the internal combustion engine cannot be started up immediately. This makes it possible to suppress the discomfort caused because the internal combustion engine is not started up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Ito, Akira Mikami, Masaaki Sato, Keishi Takada, Ryouhei Ono, Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka
  • Publication number: 20180230878
    Abstract: In order to supply a reducing agent to two NOx catalysts arranged in series in an appropriate manner, normal control in which an additive agent of an amount according to an amount of NOx flowing into an upstream side NOx catalyst is added from an upstream side of the upstream side NOx catalyst, and decrease control in which when an amount of ammonia adsorbed to a downstream side NOx catalyst exceeds a predetermined upper limit amount in cases where the two NOx catalysts have been activated, an amount of additive agent to be added from a first addition valve is made smaller than the amount of additive agent to be added at the time of the normal control, are carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keishi TAKADA, Masaaki SATO, Akira MIKAMI, Katsuhiro ITO, Ryohei ONO, Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA
  • Publication number: 20180179932
    Abstract: When it is determined that there is a possibility of start-up of an internal combustion engine while regeneration control is in execution during stop of the internal combustion engine, processing of the regeneration control is stopped. Accordingly, as compared with the case where the regeneration control is continuously executed when the internal combustion engine is started up, temperature increase in a filter can be suppressed: Therefore, even when an increased amount of oxygen is supplied to the filter, an oxidation reaction is suppressed, so that overheating of the filter can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei ONO, Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA, Katsuhiro ITO, Akira MIKAMI, Keishi TAKADA, Masaaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20180179933
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a filter disposed in an exhaust passage through which exhaust gas discharged from an internal combustion engine passes, the filter being configured to collect PM that is particulate matter contained in the exhaust gas; a PM removal control device configured to start execution of PM removal control that heats the filter to remove the PM accumulated on the filter while the internal combustion engine is stopped; and a determination device configured to determine whether a user of the vehicle is away from the vehicle. The PM removal control device is configured to start the execution of the PM removal control only when the determination device determines that the user of the vehicle is away from the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka, Katsuhiro Itou, Ryouhei Ohno, Akira Mikami, Keishi Takada, Masaaki Satou
  • Publication number: 20180179942
    Abstract: When a user requests start-up of an internal combustion engine while PM removal control is in execution or immediately after execution of the PM removal control is completed, an electronic control unit informs the user of the vehicle of a first alarm, so that the user recognizes that the internal combustion engine cannot be started up immediately. This makes it possible to suppress the discomfort caused because the internal combustion engine is not started up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro ITO, Akira MIKAMI, Masaaki SATO, Keishi TAKADA, Ryouhei ONO, Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA
  • Patent number: 9969390
    Abstract: A lane keeping control apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select an operational mode of lane keeping control from operational modes based on an approaching speed; and a control unit configured to execute the lane keeping control in the selected operational mode. The operational modes include a first operational mode in which a steering unit is operated, and in which a brake unit is not operated, and a second operational mode in which the steering unit is operated, and in which the brake unit is operated. If the approaching speed is less than a threshold value, the selection unit selects the first operational mode, and if the approaching speed is the threshold value or greater, the selection unit selects the second operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka
  • Patent number: 9892329
    Abstract: The animal type determination device configured to perform pattern recognition with respect to an image obtained by image-capturing a periphery of a vehicle using a plurality of pre-stored animal image patterns, and to determine the type of an animal in the image is provided. The animal type determination device is configured to recognize the type of a caution target animal indicated by an animal warning sign in the image captured by a camera, raise a determination priority of the animal image pattern corresponding to the type of the caution target animal in a case where the type of the caution target animal is recognized, and performs the pattern recognition of the animal image pattern in the order of the determination priority to determine the type of the animal in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka, Shin Tanaka, Yoshitaka Oikawa
  • Patent number: 9875562
    Abstract: A vehicle information display device including: a subject detecting sensor, that detects a first object positioned in a surrounding area of the vehicle and a second object different from the object; a display portion, that has a display area that displays an object mark corresponded to the object to emphatically display the object detected by the subject detecting sensor, and displays the second object mark so that when a number of the second objects that are in the vicinity of the detected first object and are detected by the subject detecting sensor is large, the emphasizing degree of the vertical component of the second object mark is suppressed in comparison with the emphasizing degree of the vertical component of the first object mark when the number of the second objects is small or no second object is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Hayasaka, Yoshiyuki Hatakeyama, Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka
  • Patent number: 9849876
    Abstract: A collision avoidance assistance device for a vehicle is provided. The collision avoidance assistance device includes a camera configured to acquire an image of an area around the vehicle and a controller. The controller is configured to: detect an image of an animal in the image of the area around the vehicle; determine a type of the animal detected in the image; retrieve behavior characteristics index values representing behavior characteristics of the determined type of the animal; calculate a future presence area of the animal based on the behavior characteristics index values; determine a probability of a collision between the animal and the vehicle based on the calculated future presence area of the animal; and perform a collision avoidance assistance function based on the determined probability of the collision between the animal and the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka, Shin Tanaka, Yoshitaka Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20170313309
    Abstract: A lane keeping control apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select an operational mode of lane keeping control from operational modes based on an approaching speed; and a control unit configured to execute the lane keeping control in the selected operational mode. The operational modes include a first operational mode in which a steering unit is operated, and in which a brake unit is not operated, and a second operational mode in which the steering unit is operated, and in which the brake unit is operated. If the approaching speed is less than a threshold value, the selection unit selects the first operational mode, and if the approaching speed is the threshold value or greater, the selection unit selects the second operational mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA
  • Publication number: 20170057355
    Abstract: A vehicle speed control system includes a speed limit obtaining unit that obtains a speed limit for a road in front of a vehicle, a curve information obtaining unit that detects a curve on the road, and calculates a distance from a current position of the vehicle to a start position of the curve and a radius of curvature of the curve, a calculating unit that calculates a first maximum speed at which the vehicle does not deviate from a traveling lane on the curve, based on the radius of curvature, and a control unit that controls the vehicle such that a speed of the vehicle at the start position becomes substantially equal to the first maximum speed, when the first maximum speed does not exceed the speed limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka OIKAWA, Shin TANAKA, Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA
  • Publication number: 20170024618
    Abstract: The animal type determination device configured to perform pattern recognition with respect to an image obtained by image-capturing a periphery of a vehicle using a plurality of pre-stored animal image patterns, and to determine the type of an animal in the image is provided. The animal type determination device is configured to recognize the type of a caution target animal indicated by an animal warning sign in the image captured by a camera, raise a determination priority of the animal image pattern corresponding to the type of the caution target animal in a case where the type of the caution target animal is recognized, and performs the pattern recognition of the animal image pattern in the order of the determination priority to determine the type of the animal in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA, Shin TANAKA, Yoshitaka OIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160355181
    Abstract: A collision avoidance assistance device for a vehicle is provided. The collision avoidance assistance device includes a camera configured to acquire an image of an area around the vehicle and a controller. The controller is configured to: detect an image of an animal in the image of the area around the vehicle; determine a type of the animal detected in the image; retrieve behavior characteristics index values representing behavior characteristics of the determined type of the animal; calculate a future presence area of the animal based on the behavior characteristics index values; determine a probability of a collision between the animal and the vehicle based on the calculated future presence area of the animal; and perform a collision avoidance assistance function based on the determined probability of the collision between the animal and the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA, Shin TANAKA, Yoshitaka OIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150187110
    Abstract: A vehicle information display device including: a subject detecting sensor, that detects a first object positioned in a surrounding area of the vehicle and a second object different from the object; a display portion, that has a display area that displays an object mark corresponded to the object to emphatically display the object detected by the subject detecting sensor, and displays the second object mark so that when a number of the second objects that are in the vicinity of the detected first object and are detected by the subject detecting sensor is large, the emphasizing degree of the vertical component of the second object mark is suppressed in comparison with the emphasizing degree of the vertical component of the first object mark when the number of the second objects is small or no second object is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi HAYASAKA, Yoshiyuki HATAKEYAMA, Edgar Yoshio MORALES TERAOKA