Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Sugiyama

Hiroaki Sugiyama 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: 11075528
    Abstract: A server for a charge-discharge system includes a controller. The controller is configured to communicate with a plurality of registered vehicles each equipped with a chargeable-dischargeable battery. The controller is configured to acquire information on a scheduled start time of a next travel of each of the registered vehicles. The controller is configured to acquire electric power information. The controller is configured to determine, based on the scheduled travel start time and the electric power information, a target vehicle of which the battery is to be charged or discharged from among the registered vehicles that are at least parked. The controller is configured to send to the target vehicle either a charge command that orders the battery of the target vehicle to be charged or a discharge command that orders the battery of the target vehicle to be discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hironobu Kitaoka, Jun Koreishi, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Daisuke Takanohashi
  • Patent number: 11067999
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a cooling box in which a delivery item delivered by a deliverer can be accommodated; a communication device configured to communicate with at least one of a server and a deliverer terminal that is used by the deliverer for delivery; and a communication device configured to acquire a target value of a temperature inside the cooling box from outside. The vehicle acquires the target value of the temperature inside the cooling box from at least one of the server and the deliverer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20210170935
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle main body having a passenger compartment and a rear compartment located more rearward than the passenger compartment; a rear hatch provided on the vehicle main body and configured to open and close the rear compartment; a cooling box disposed in the rear compartment; a first communication device configured to communicate with an external server; a second communication device having a communication distance shorter than that of the first communication device; a locking device configured to lock the rear hatch; and a processor. The processor is configured to receive information about an opening signal from the server through the first communication device, and to open the rear hatch when the processor receives the opening signal through the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20210160460
    Abstract: In a monitoring area such as a resort house area that a user cannot directly monitor, a vehicle owned by the user performs patrol driving to capture an image of a surrounding state and transmits the image to a user terminal and a monitoring server as imaging data. The monitoring server analyzes the imaging data transmitted from the vehicle to determine whether an abnormality occurs in the monitoring area or not, and notifies the user terminal and the vehicle of a determination result. When the vehicle receives an abnormality notice from the monitoring server, the vehicle notifies outside that the abnormality occurs by light or sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20210150507
    Abstract: A serving system may comprise an acquiring unit configured to acquire order information from an external terminal, the order information indicating a content of an order inputted to the external terminal by a user; a presenting unit configured to present the content of the order indicated by the acquired order information to a serving entity that is to serve a serving-target article corresponding to the content; and a delivery vehicle configured to deliver the serving-target article corresponding to the presented content of the order to the user, and including a traction mechanism provided with a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Kakuchi, Masashi Takahashi, Shunji Inoue, Takumi Hamajima, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Nobukatsu Fujishita, Katsuhiko Takeuchi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10964323
    Abstract: An acquisition method is a method performed by an acquisition system in order to acquire a speech set in which three speeches are associated with one another used to generate a second speech made by a dialog system, based on a speech set in which three speeches are associated with one another, in response to a speech made by a human in response to a first speech made by the dialog system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sugiyama, Toyomi Meguro, Junji Yamato, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 10953783
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle main body having a passenger compartment and a rear compartment located more rearward than the passenger compartment; a rear hatch provided on the vehicle main body and configured to open and close the rear compartment; a cooling box disposed in the rear compartment; a first communication device configured to communicate with an external server; a second communication device having a communication distance shorter than that of the first communication device; a locking device configured to lock the rear hatch; and a processor. The processor is configured to receive information about an opening signal from the server through the first communication device, and to open the rear hatch when the processor receives the opening signal through the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20210081597
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for generating a tagging model for attaching a tag in consideration of a phrase based on dependency between words. A tagging model generation apparatus includes a learning section 2 which generates, by using inputted learning data, a tagging model including probability-related information serving as information related to the probability that each tag is associated with each word-related information, and joint probability-related information serving as information related to a joint probability which serves as the probability of appearance of each tag in which appearance frequencies of a plurality of consecutive tags associated with pieces of word-related information of a plurality of consecutive words in each text are taken into consideration, and a storage section 3 which stores the generated tagging model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromi NARIMATSU, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Masahiro MIZUKAMI
  • Patent number: 10910844
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a supply unit supplying electric power to a target apparatus, a first reception unit receiving settlement information including an amount of charge to be charged to a user as value for a service provided by the target apparatus, from the target apparatus being supplied with electric power, a first transmission unit transmitting the settlement information and a user identifier to a settlement apparatus, a second reception unit receiving a notification indicating that settlement of the amount of charge is possible or settlement of the amount of charge has been completed from the settlement apparatus, and a second transmission unit transmitting information indicating that settlement of the amount of charge is possible or settlement of the amount of charge has been completed to the target apparatus so as to cause the target apparatus to execute the service in a case where the notification is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei Obara, Masaki Ito, Makoto Kakuchi, Mutsumi Matsuura, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Yuichi Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10906447
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a main body; a rotary electric machine provided in the main body; a driving battery configured to be chargeable and dischargeable and supply power to the rotary electric machine; a cooling box detachable from the main body; at least one detachable battery detachable from the main body; and a charger configured to charge the detachable battery with power supplied from the driving battery, the detachable battery being configured to be attachable to the cooling box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10872609
    Abstract: A dialog method carried out by a dialog system includes an agent that performs a dialog with a user. The dialog method carried out by the dialog system includes a speech receiving step in which the dialog system receives input of a user speech which is a speech of the user, a first presentation step in which when the dialog system cannot obtain any recognition result of a desired level corresponding to the user speech, the dialog system presents a speech which does not include any content words as a first agent speech which is a speech of the agent uttered immediately after the user speech and a second speech step in which the dialog system presents a speech generated or selected not based on the user speech as a second agent speech which is a speech of an agent uttered after uttering the first agent speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sugiyama, Toyomi Meguro, Junji Yamato, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro
  • Publication number: 20200365007
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a delivery item to a vehicle includes a vehicle equipped with a cooling box which is provided with an openable door and configured to accommodate a delivery item, at least one deliverer terminal provided with a notification device for sending a notification to a deliverer, and a delivery server configured to communicate with the vehicle and the deliverer terminal. The delivery server sends to the deliverer terminal a notification indicating that the door is unclosed if the deliverer forgets to close the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20200353841
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes: a rotary electric machine configured to generate a driving force for driving driving wheels; a driving battery storing power to drive the rotary electric machine; a converter connected to the driving battery; an auxiliary battery connected to the driving battery via the converter; and a cooling box connected to the auxiliary battery. When the driving battery has an SOC reduced to be smaller than a prescribed threshold value, the converter is stopped and power remaining in the auxiliary battery is used to drive the cooling box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Patent number: 10829024
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a vehicle includes: a main body; a first inner side surface and a second inner side surface of the main body located in a widthwise direction of the main body; and a cooling box provided at the first inner side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10779514
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are capable of automatically performing an operation of mounting shellfishes to a pin inserted in a vertical rope. Insertion holes are formed in ears of two shellfishes in parallel. While each pin is cut out one by one from a series of pins formed of a large number of continuous pins, the cut-out pins are inserted through the vertical rope at substantially equal intervals. A pipe-shaped guide is inserted through the insertion hole of each of the two shellfishes, and an end portion of the guide inserted through the insertion hole is put on each end portion of the pin. The pin and the two guides are arranged in a straight line. The shellfishes are transferred and mounted onto the pin by sliding the two shellfishes along the respective guides beyond shellfish locking protrusions of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MUTSU KADEN TOKKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sugiyama, Yukikatsu Toyosawa
  • Patent number: 10769929
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a delivery item to a vehicle includes a vehicle equipped with a cooling box which is provided with an openable door and configured to accommodate a delivery item, at least one deliverer terminal provided with a notification device for sending a notification to a deliverer, and a delivery server configured to communicate with the vehicle and the deliverer terminal. The delivery server sends to the deliverer terminal a notification indicating that the door is unclosed if the deliverer forgets to close the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10759302
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes: a rotary electric machine configured to generate a driving force for driving driving wheels; a driving battery storing power to drive the rotary electric machine; a converter connected to the driving battery; an auxiliary battery connected to the driving battery via the converter; and a cooling box connected to the auxiliary battery. When the driving battery has an SOC reduced to be smaller than a prescribed threshold value, the converter is stopped and power remaining in the auxiliary battery is used to drive the cooling box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10726756
    Abstract: The display device includes a display panel, gate line driving circuitry that includes gate drivers provided for each of gate lines, a control circuit, and a signal processing circuit. The control circuit supplies a control signal to at least one gate driver corresponding to a gate line to be scanned first in a unit period in which the gate lines are scanned. The gate driver which received the control signal is driven on the basis of the control signal, and the gate drivers in subsequent stages are each driven on the basis of a scanning signal of the gate driver in a preceding stage. The signal processing circuit outputs, on the basis of a scanning signal of at least one gate driver corresponding to a gate line to be scanned last in the unit period and the control signal, a detection signal that indicates whether the gate driver is normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keisuke Kanda, Hiroaki Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20200223345
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a main body; a rotary electric machine provided in the main body; a driving battery configured to be chargeable and dischargeable and supply power to the rotary electric machine; a cooling box detachable from the main body; at least one detachable battery detachable from the main body; and a charger configured to charge the detachable battery with power supplied from the driving battery, the detachable battery being configured to be attachable to the cooling box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai QIU, Hironobu KITAOKA, Naoki YAMAMURO, Kozo KOSHO, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Makoto IKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20200195893
    Abstract: In a monitoring area such as a resort house area that a user cannot directly monitor, a vehicle owned by the user performs patrol driving to capture an image of a surrounding state and transmits the image to a user terminal and a monitoring server as imaging data. The monitoring server analyzes the imaging data transmitted from the vehicle to determine whether an abnormality occurs in the monitoring area or not, and notifies the user terminal and the vehicle of a determination result. When the vehicle receives an abnormality notice from the monitoring server, the vehicle notifies outside that the abnormality occurs by light or sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei OBARA, Masaki ITO, Makoto KAKUCHI, Mutsumi MATSUURA, Hiroaki SUGIYAMA, Yuichi TASHIRO